Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Jan 22nd edition of The Best Show Ever now up!

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The setlist
yacht- all
edsel- good good things
saint alvia- get up and go!
saint alvia- whispering to the dead
smith street- band tom busby
smith street- band why I can't draw
bad religion- changing tide
bad religion- hello cruel world
bad religion- true north
bill raygun- selfish shellfish
fullcount -no way out
last call- generation gap
louder than bombs- cognitive patterns
off with their heads -nightlife
rescuer- too far gone
baby eagle and the proud mothers- marching orders
baby eagle and the proud mothers- old punks
saddest landscape- redefining loneliness
bandera -time to suckc today's dick
bandera -looser the waistband, deeper the quicksand
brain tumors -bulimaniac
brain tumors -rules of abuse
touche amore- gravity metaphorically
bridges to dreams- interieur du delta
supermansion- the positive thirsties

Here is the January 23rd edition of I was Young in the 90s:

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Jan 14th edition of The Best Show Ever now up!

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the setlist:
sister kisser- bear blood
grade- the worst lies are told in silence
grade- triumph and tragedy
limbeck -skyway
the state lottery- someone else
greater than giants- aussie swing
greater than giants -high risk, high reward
the marine electric- brain fade
comadre -cold rain
comadre -must be nice
comadre -date night
the mighty fine- weathered
d'arcy -shaking
geoff rickly- climax
geoff rickly- my favorite blue raincoat
pianos become the teeth- hiding
native wildlife- devils daughter
rape revenge- rates of failure
rape revenge- root of apathy
rape revenge- stunted
almost failed- we are the wolves
the groggies- where are we now
the groggies- handful of nails
soul search -the scapegoat
burning bright- dissolve
mahria- lady problems
spirit animal -silent
converge- glacial pace

And here is the Jan 15th episode of I Was Young In the 90s:

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

January 8th edition of The Best Show Ever is now up, as well as the jan 9th edition of I Was Young in the 90s

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The Setlist
the new lows- land
young skin- dr liar md
be my doppelganger- roads
curmudgeon- rehashed
unwelcome guests -just the one
truncheons -dead sentence
pkew pkew pkew -demille bop
passage 4 -somehow
citycop- the rain song
les doux -silver creek
les doux -kingsbridge blues
parasol- vicky's song
rockets on wire- fall
rumspringer- it's been a while
the catalyst- our sience is too tight
the dirty nil -little metal baby fist
color film -bad saint
victim party- casettes
victim party -two men in a field november 1
the white wires- all night long
the white wires- jackie and donna
red animal war- enterfear
brutal youth- best policy
utopia now -odyssey
watcher- the father, the son, and the hot doggin ghost
white wash -solutions
defeater- but breathing
defeater- warm blood rush
jowls- indian giver

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Setlist from the end of the year 3hour spectacular are now up!

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 And Here is the setlist:
red collar- american me
red collar -welcome home
buildings- noxema girl
buildings- strange sleep
flatfoot -56 6"10
flatfoot -56 winter in chicago
teenage bottlerocket- who killed sensei
teenage bottlerocket- summertime
menzingers- mexican guitars
menzingers- I can't seem to tell
black breath- forced into possession
black breath- doomed
ipswich- satan plays a sunburst strat
ipswich- doctor schlong
burning love- no love
burning love- damage case
nofx- down with the ship
nofx- my sycophant others
loma prieta -fly by night
loma prieta -biography
with the punches- harvard on the hudson
with the punches- face value
converge- sparrows fall
converge- shame in the way
casket lottery- poor dorian
casket lottery- pamina
ladder devils- good enough methodology
ladder devils- leavers
make do and mend- count
make do and mend- stay in the sun
cheap girls- ruby
cheap girls- communication blues
sundials- 7:10
sundials- brainwaves
the taxpayers- atlanta's own
the taxpayers- goddamn these hands of mine
wreck and reference- inverted soul
wreck and reference- I am a sieve
titus andronicus- still life with a hot deuce on a silver platter
titus andronicus- in a big city
masked intruder- breakin'
masked intruder- why don't you love me in real life
the atom age- I hypnotize
the atom age- the hottest thing that's cool
white lung -thick lip
white lung- bag
mixtapes- basement manners
mixtapes- mt.hope
hop along- tibetan pop stars
hop along- trouble found me
hop along -young and happy
bat for lashes- laura

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

25.      Red Collar-Welcome Home(tiny engines)
   Working man's punk.  The kind of band that make you feel good about putting in a 60 hour work week and then heading out to the pub in your flat cap to have some pale ale.
24.      Buildings-Melt Sleep Cry(double plus good, cash crow production)
    This band could be from the dirty recesses of any city but it brings to mind bands like The Jesus and Mary Chain, Murder City Devils, and newer Ceremony.
23.      Flatfoot 56-Toil(paper and plastic)
    My Oi record of the year, although not oi in the pure sense (oi did not have the greatest of years).  This record is incredibly diverse and though it's full of celtic punk influences, it still screams of their hometown Chicago.
22.      Teenage Bottlerocket-Freak Out!(fat wreck chords)
    There's really nothing to say about Teenage Bottlerocket that I haven't said in past "best of" lists, except that they do it better than the Ramones ever did.
21.      Menzingers-On the Impossible Past(epitaph)
    Powerful yet fragile.  Equal parts Against Me, One Man Army, and modern Bouncing Souls.   
20.      Black Breath-Sentenced to Life(southern lord)
    Super rippin thrash metal.  They're been on this list before.
19.      Ipswich-Baby Factory(Muzai)
    A mixture of post-shoegaze and post-hardcore.  Check this out if you are a fan of Slint.
18.      Burning Love-Rotton Thing to Say(southern lord)
    Burning Love's best record to date.  I met Chris Colohan once and he was one of the best dudes I have ever met.  He's also the best hardcore singer in Canada.
17.      NOFX-Self Entitled(fat wreck chords)
    I always like to include one older band on this list.  This year it was between NOFX, Propagandhi, and Snuff, but NOFX stole the prize with the most personal songwriting Fat Mike has ever done.  On a NOFX record, the music will always be great, the songs memorable, but rarely have they been heartfelt.
16.      Loma Prieta-I.V.(deathwish)
    This is just really, really good hardcore that's hard to pin down to one stlye.
15.      With the Punches-Seams and Stitches(doghouse)
    My emocore record of the year.  Infused with all the goodness of New Found Glory and Fireworks you can handle.
14.      Converge-All We Love We Leave Behind(deathwish)
    You should have 2 favorite Converge records.  The first one will be Jane Doe because if it is not, you are wrong.  The second will be the record that came out around the time you started listening to them.  For me it was Petitioning the Empty Sky.  For you it could be Everything We Love...  The sad truth is, if you haven't heard everything Converge has ever done then you are doing hardcore wrong.
13.      Casket Lottery-Real Fear(no sleep)
    Their first record in years has The Casket Lottery sounding a lot like Sunny Day Real Estate and other late eras of older emo bands.  This record is dark, almost futuristic.  It's steampunk emo.
12.      Ladder Devils-Nowhere Plans(brutal panda)
    If anyone is looking for a new band inspired by early Nirvana, Ladder Devils is your thing.  Also has a great album cover.
11.      Make Do and Mend-Everything You Ever Loved(rise)
    You can Make Do and Mend has been listening to a lot of Polar Bear Club.  The singer still sings as hard and gruff as ever but they've thrown a ton of melody into it.
10.      Cheap Girls-Giant Orange(rise)
    Michigan's house band.  There is no one more reliable to open a great show than Cheap Girls.  Giant Orange is once again how emo should be done.
9.      Sundials-When I couldn't Breath(asian man)
    Pop punk highly influenced by early Weezer.  This record made my hair stand up on end a few times.   
8.      The Taxpayers-God Forgive These Bastards: Songs From The Forgotten Life of Henry Turner(asian man)
    My folk-punk record of the year.  It's a hybrid of vicious punk and dixieland jazz that snakes it's way down the river.
7.      Wreck and Reference-No Youth(Flenser)
    A great mix of doom and hardcore that reminds me a lot of swans. The album cover alone should make you want to check it out.
6.      Titus Andronicus-Local Business(xl)
    I gave Titus Andronicus the top spot 2 years ago for The Monitor.  Since then they've come back from the edge of concept album genius and just plain wrote a record full of great catchy rock songs.  There are lots of bands out there that have 3 guitarists but Titus Andronicus is able to make each distinct and complementary like no other band.   
5.      Masked Intruder-Masked Intruder(fat wreck chords)
    Songs about breaking into a girls house with a mask and a knife and singing her love songs.  Whether you get it or not, this is the catchiest record of the year.  " Why don't you love me in real life".
4.      The Atom Age-The Hottest Thing That's Cool(asian man)
    Anyone who misses Rocket From the Crypt should check out this band.  Excellent rock songs with horns.
3.      White Lung-Sorry(deranged)
    Ripping female fronted hardcore band with a completely unique sound, more of an art-y hardcore.
2.      Mixtapes-Even On the Worst Nights(no sleep)
    Although I hear they are pretty terrible live, Their singer is adorable and the songs are about how high school sucks.  Similar to Be My Doppelganger's last release.  Even at 33 I still enjoy bratty punk.  Probably because I had a really bad high school experience.
1.      Hop Along-Get Disowned(blue moose/salinas)
    This one came out of nowhere.  If Joanna Newsome fronted Lemuria, it would probaby sound like this.  Sometimes they make huge amounts of noise, and sometimes they are as quiet as a mouse, but each song is equally powerful, thanks to Frances Quinlans indescribable voice that can shift all gears on any verse.

Best Ep:   Citycop-Seasons(flannel Gurl)
Best Non Punk:  Die Antwoord-Ten$ion
Best Label:  Asian Man
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Midnight Son
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