Sunday, January 31, 2010

best show ever jan 26th edition

so I just found out that my show will be pre-empted on feb 23rd. so that means in order to complete my goal of 1000 bands in 6 months I will have to raise it up a notch. on feb 2nds show I will attempt to play 100. as for this past show, here you go:
grade- these eyes are on the exit
blood red- peeping tom
map- mes filles
one shot left- never coming home
avail- nickel bridge
tim barry- prosser's gabriel
hot water music -trademark
chuck regan- rotterdam
searching for chin- the beard stays, you go
anais nin- so much flesh
ivs- walls
movielife- me and you vs them
the snips- old engines
good luck -1001 open hands
the delay- forever inside
the max levine ensemble- another song about the rain
jud jud- speed picking song
risky business- what's mine is mine
thieves and assassins- tax and tribute
germs -what we do is secret
hagfish- white food
big boys- brick wall
discount -tv kiss
against all authority- 30 second song
down by law- drummer dave hunter up
turmoil- six demon bag
capital- 250 32nd
new mexican disaster squad- destroy at all costs
international superheroes of hardcore- super hero sell out
f-minus -(I'm so) empty
death wish kids- lucky
ampere- remain unadapted
lar frederickson and the bastards- blind ambition
let me out- these ties
matadors of shame- beginings
ructions- been watching
jay reatard- dead on arrival
dishrags- love is shit
mi6- hooligan bum
rutteger- all in your head
suicidal tendencies- facist pig
druglords of the avenues -he loves
malcolm bauld- ready for anything

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

the best show ever jan 19th edition

here's the show
zegota- $59.95
franz nicolay- jeff penalty
jesse fellows- 101 uses for a dead rat
fuel the fire- happy daddy catastration day
proletariat- allegiance
class assassins- behind your screen
the exit- let's go to haiti
weston- got beat up
victems- the danger
guttermouth- bullshit
mdc- church and state
the steal- up in smoke
raped teenagers- kontrollerad
jet market- all my friends are in a popular bands
adorkables- staring problem
el nudo- out of business
daggermouth- dan don get off your
john couger concentration camp- tougher than leather
paint it black- cipher
watchmaker- relentless post mortem killing
whiskey rebels- by reason of insanity
the fu's- outcast
pointed sticks- you must be crazy
down I go- boston molassas flood 1919
our time down here- curtain call
dangers -under the affluence
mccrackins- nothing but perfect
pink razors -totally nautical dude
jersey- eye to eye
staring back- new method of expression
buearocrats- now and then
cheeky- deal with it
by a thread- fade
lwl- bassist needed
wisecracks- needless
lunachicks- wing chun
went- out
death threat- never again
fate 2 hate- forget it
the now denial- the roaring mob
welt- rhetoric
comeback kid- partners in crime

Sunday, January 17, 2010

jan 12th show now up

here's the show
and here is the setlist:
circle takes the square- interview at the ruins
bikini kill- double dare
mutoid men- wizard sits
poison the well- to mandate heaven
1 speed bike- I'm a pretzel on a stealth mission
chaser- this too shall pass
tenement kids- quit playing them strings
leather uppers- can't choose ya
watership down- second step still
kid down- a kid called down
pantychrist- it's ok
jenny piccolo- gods gym
corrosion of conformity- citizen
falling sickness- ripperside
colossal- spit bite
armalite- dans hands melt
teen crud combo- dirty chick
saigon distress signal- fortress of ravens
choke- static remains
kill the man who questions- you say it's your birthday
poison idea- god not God
botch- spitting black
die mannequin- where poppies grow
niel perry- I bought this southern rap compilation and all I g
wingnut dishwashers union- for a girl in rhinelande
josh freese- it's fucked up
sweet baby- baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby I love you
jazz june- bleach in your eyes
cloak/dagger- billions millions
sick of it all- pete's sake
unwritten law- rejected
the banned- little girls
dropkick murphys- skinhead on the mbta

Finally the best of 2009

download the show here (unfortunately the first two releases are cut off please look them up anyways.
25. Punch-Punch : a late addition to the list. This could have been the new Striver records slot but this was much more vicious. It also plays with the thrashy hardcore sound more than your average band.
24. Her Breath on Glass-We Aimed Straight Down : really reminds me why I loved basement screamo in the earlier part of the decade. This is 1 part new recordings and 1 part live show. Best screamo record of the year.
23. Heartsounds- Until We Surrender : Former members of Light This City realize they’re a mediocre metal band and decide to do what they’re good at: writing fast, catchy, poppy hardcore. The girls voice also reminds me of Genevieve from Fifth Hour Hero.
22. Banner Pilot-Collapser : what this band has lost in speed, they have more than made up for with density (still fast though). I love that heavy base guitar sound that Banner Pilot and Off With Their Heads have almost patented at this point.
21. Thursday-Common Existence : I don’t think Thursday will ever again reach the greatness of Full Collapse, but this record goes into some very interesting directions. Case in point, download the song circuits in fever. It’s one of the best songs of the year and I would be thrilled if their next record was full of songs like it.
20. The Casting Out-go crazy, throw fireworks : This is the band Nathen Grey always should have fronted. I was privy to this one in November of 08 but it didn’t have a real release until 2009. Way better than Boy Sets Fire.
19. Prize Country-With Love : Excellent post hardcore. Think early Helmet mixed with later Snapcase and some Quicksand to garnish. Unfortunately all of the songs kind of run together. Otherwise it would be higher on the list.
18. Carry the Torch : A Tribute to Kid Dynamite : one of my favorite tribute records of all time. Most of the bands play it pretty straight, which I’d rather hear than a bunch of bands playing badly rearranged covers. The bands that do experiment a bit do really well. Especially Comadre and To the Lions. It also covers almost their entire discography.
17. Cheap Girls-My roaring 20’s : This is what emo should be. Fat ugly white guys singing slow songs about lost love and getting drunk. The second best emo record of the year.
16. Teenage Bottlerocket-They Came From the Shadows : driving Ramones style (and dare I say Ramones surpassing) punk rock and roll. This is a solid record the whole way through. They should just name their next record Catchy/Fast.
15. Marked Men-Ghosts : Simple but complex driving punk. I would live to see this band live. I’d imagine their fingers bleed they play with so much passion. I was worried that people would have forgotten this one on their best of lists since it came out so early in the year, but it has been well represented on all the punk review sites. Every time I listen to this I’m able to pick out another small nuance in the production that I like.
14. Propagandhi-Supporting Caste : It’s impossible to say you hate a propagandhi record. So I will only say I was disappointed by Potemkin City Limits. I’m not even sure why. Supporting Caste however is a return to form. That form being the head of Cthulu. That what I imagine their music would look like if it took form and started ravaging government buildings.
13. Wisdom in Chains-Everything You Know : You have to love an band that doesn’t have to remind you of how hard they are. You already know they’re hard. So they write songs about dogs and bullies, keeping the fun in tough guy hardcore.
12. Evening Rig-Is doin stuff : A perfect blend of Lucero, Limbeck, Replacements and Gin blossoms. There is not a music fan alive that can’t admit to loving two out of four of those. The others you have probably never heard.
11. Broadway Calls-Good News, Bad Views : If you’re an older guy like me, in 94 Greenday’s Dookie hit the airwaves so hard it changed my taste in music forever. The next month they played Joe Louis area for $10 tickets. I tried like hell so get some but they sold out in 7 minutes. I always imagine that seeing Greenday in a basement in the Kerplunk era would be similar to a Broadway Calls show. Basically I’m comparing Broadway Calls to early Greenday. So check them out in a small venue while you can. They have to potential to get huge.
10. Converge-Axe to Fall : Every time a Converge record comes out you don’t have to hope that it’s good. You just have to listen to it and get your mind blown by a sound more innovative than any other hardcore band has and will ever come up with.
9. C.Aarme-World Music : This was really hard to come by and I would not compile my list until I’d heard it. Almost dancy post everything. If I compared it to another band I’d be doing them an injustice. If you need some convincing before you seek it out than I just need to tell you they’re Swedish. And everyone knows all the best bands come from Sweden.
8. Lewd Acts-Black Eyes Blue : Suddenly these guys have become the hardcore band you wouldn’t want to meet in a dark alley. This record is dark, angry and unpredictable. I feel a lot of influence from Cursed on this one.
7. Failures Union-In What Way : The best emo record of the year. It’s sad and fun at the same time. They are very similar to Cheap Girls in most ways except that their songs sound more important.
6. Burnt by the Sun-Heart of Darkness : In my opinion there is no band heavier than Burnt by the Sun. A return to form after the disappointing and experimental The Perfect is the Enemy of The Good. This is what every metal core band should strive to be, instead of trying to sound like every band on roadrunner.
5. Last Lights-No Past, No Present, No Future : This band was so pissed the singers head exploded. Literally. Of a brain aneurism after a show. I have a feeling this band could have had the same following that American Nightmare had in 2001. A really sad ending to a band with more potential for legendary hardcore status than 95% of new hardcore bands out there today. Also check out the other members new band Mountain Man. It’s in the same vein.
4. Hit the Switch-Observing Infinities : This band was royally screwed over by nitro records. They signed to the label right before the label decided to stop releasing records. Instead of hooking them up with another label they just released it for free online. This is their new record however. And it’s angry. It’s fast. It doesn’t take any shit. I would say if you miss the early day’s of Hopeless records, then this record is for you.
3. The Shook Ones-Unquotable AHM : The Shook Ones will always be compared to Kid Dynamite with good reason. And they’re unapologetic about it. On their new record they carve out their own path. Writing songs as good as Kid Dynamite ever did that are distinctly their own. If they toured full time they might one day be seen as the better band in the eyes of the punk rock gods.
2. Polar Bear Club-Chasing Hamburg : This was a toughie. I kept switching my number one release right up until I did my best of show. So you can almost say it’s half of the best record of the year. I love what the singer has been doing with his vocals. He runs from smooth melodic to deep gruff and back to a melodic harmony that gives me chills. No matter what style of music you’re into you should love this record
1. Set Your Goals-This Will Be the Death of Us : This is Set Your Goals’ Thicker Than Water. It won’t be remembered as their best release since their first record was also amazing, but they really upped everything: The speed, the melody, the bite (thanks to the members of Smartbomb they picked up). The songs really sound like they have importance to the world of hardcore. Also some really great guest spots. So sure Mutiny is the revelation and it will always have a place in my heart but This Will Be the Death of Us will never leave my car.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

the best show ever jan 5th edition

canadian show (with one american band).
listen here:
and here is the setlist:
organ thieves- sinful
career suicide- cherry beach
murder thy maker- the lazarus project
generatorz- letter from the battle field
standpoint- step back
another joe- padawan
burden- torn between
thicker- do we suck
painted thin- john waynes wettest dream
darylls grocery store- space cadet
faty maty and the yellowbelts- scene police
balance and composure- show your face
hot nastys- I am a confused teenager
young lions- young amerika
aka- god
blue peter- factory living
private school- fuck you
spys- machineshop
arson- coho coho
rock and roll bitches- broad daylight
hood rat- caste system
malibu kens- crude city
dry heaves- I can't puke
I spy- in 26 years
propagandhi- overtly political oh so personal song
freakends- punk rock girl
son of a beat- sorry nancy
onetimer- broken glass
trendy 5- 4 life
fifty nutz- glory sadness
illness- sometimes spring sucks
off the mark- beckers
out of fate- dreamer
sik yek nom- bladitty