Friday, April 30, 2010
The Fall “Your Future Our Clutter”
Caustic Defiance/Negative Element
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Bad Love Experience "Rainy Days"
Ortolan "Time on a String," "ORTOLAN" EP
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
(Drag City) Late 70s Louisville punk given the righteous relic treatment. With an androgynous singer built like a linebacker, a guitarist who must have been intravenously injecting Stooges riffs, and a drummer sonically spooging all over his kit like a horny teenager, this proves to be actual lost gold, not the cookie cutter stuff that too often becomes historic by ancientness, not merit. This early punk, or possible pre-post punk, band (previously most familiar to non-Bluegrass State know-it-alls from a Bloodstains comp) has some arty New York downtown in singer Steve Rigot's great talk sing delivery. His voice sounds like it should be reading farm report, but the conviction with which he delivers lyrics about penisus and guilt and Halloween is jarring. Make sure to listen to "Trick or Treat" with headphones on to hear Rigot violate each of your ears separately. Half of this is barely heard studio stuff and half is sloppy live recordings, adding up to a seriously convincing slab of history. From this to Bastro is ten years makes it seem like Louisville might have had some kind of rock n roll plate tectonic shift sometime in there.
Michael Yonkers "Lovely Gold"
Mighty Tiger "Western Theater"
Third Light "Leaders and Followers" b/w "Garden," "Time to Shine" b/w "You've Got it All to Lose""
Lazer Crystal "MCMLXXX"
A.D. "Akamai Drone"
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Trunks "Kniee Journey to the Line"
Derek and the Darling "Hustler with a Rescue Plan"
Monday, April 26, 2010
Jay Banerjee "Three Songs
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Duplex Planet #186
Razorcake #55, #56, #57, #58
Saturday, April 24, 2010
British Invasion DVD series
“No more Beatles! No more Stones! We just want the Viletones!” went the cry of true teen angst ‘round my Toronto neighborhood circa the Summer of Hate, 1977. And, memories of my favorite punk-rock combo from a misspent youth notwithstanding, I do find myself feeling very much the same these thirty-three-and-a-third revolutions later as big Beatle box sets and Rolling Stone re-issues continue to dominate our collective, sonic rear-view.
Pere Ubu “Long Live Pere Ubu”
Friday, April 23, 2010
Leatherface “The Stormy Petrel”
Old Growth “Under The Sun”
(Bakery Outlet Records) Portland, OR is home to a lot of very cool music these days, and this band qualifies to be put in that home. It’s a potent blend of garage/psych and straight ahead old school punk rock, with just enough roots tendencies to keep it from sounding generic.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
LITTLE BILLY’S LETTERS An Incorrigible Inner Child’s Correspondence with the Famous, Infamous, and Just Plain Bewildered
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Slits "Trapped Animal"
The Graves Brothers Deluxe "San Malo"
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Hot Wire Comics #3
Night Business issues 1-3, Gangsta Rap Posse by Benjamin Marra
Monday, April 19, 2010
Dodgem Logic #1
Here’s something that should appeal to Roctober readers, a new mag headed by beardickal comick and magick creator Alan Moore that is underground to the core and charmingly so. Agenda: “Clearly what the world needs is a trippy-looking underground mag with a self-confessed agenda of aggressive randomness.” Priced not to be a money-maker, it‘s a grab-bag of such items as urban gardening tips, recipes, loads and loads of self-expression and community, comics by the likes of Savage Pencil, a history of underground mags, and a history of Northampton music with an accompanying free CD!
This Moment in Black History "Public Square"
Sunday, April 18, 2010
My Life in Black and White "Hold the Line"
TRICLOPS! "Helpers On The Other Side"
Saturday, April 17, 2010
GITAR / Stuffed CD /
Cassette "Shining Like A New Dime"
Friday, April 16, 2010
You Shall Die By Your Own Evil Creation: More Comics By Fletcher Hanks
Mermen "In God We Trust"
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Sons of Hercules "A Different Kind of Ugly"
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Parade of Humanity by Michael Comeau
BREAKAWAYS "Walking Out On Love"
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Lose #2 by Michael Deforge
The Aimless Never Miss "Tran"
Binky Brown meets The Holy Virgin Mary by Justin Green
At last, the hard cover treatment for Binky Brown meets The Holy Virgin Mary.