Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Que? QUE! Que.

OOOOOO I gotta apologize for the lack of postings. I'm working on a fresher blog that you will appreciate. Be patient, give me time, but for now, this blog is being retired. Thanks for the views, hit me with an email if you have any comments,

Stay tuned for the newest in new....

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Concert #9: 3/19 Psychedelic Horseshit @ AS220

Under attended show at AS220. Too bad, Psychedelic Horseshit were wonderful!!!

Concert #8: 3/14 - Black Pus @ Hilarious Attic

Moon Mama (half of afrirampo)
Nautical Almanac
Weyes Bluhd
Black Pus

Strange show in the best way possible.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Live Velvet Underground Footage

After researching for the earlier Richard Hell post I came across some insanely wonderful live Velvet Underground footage:

Femme Fatale (with Nico)

Heroine (John Cale and Lou Reed, technically not The VU)

Heroin - The Velvet Underground
Uploaded by musiclivesat. - Music videos, artist interviews, concerts and more.

Sister Ray (audio) Part 1 (My favorite VU track)

Sister Ray (audio) Part 2

Richard Hell - The Blank Generation DVD

To celebrate the re-release of The Blank Generation film on DVD, I am providing you with a couple beautiful-sounding live Richard Hell and the Voidoids tunes:

The Blank Generation

Richard Hell And The Voidoids - Blank Generation

Rab | MySpace Video

Liars Beware

Concert #7: I Destroyer, Infernal Stronghold

I went to 17 Mules last night and enjoyed the four bands on the bill:

I, Destroyer (Providence)
Infernal Stronghold (Philly)
Brain Shivers (Providence)
Back Stabbath (Providence)

Highlight: Infernal Stronghold stole the night in my opinion. Their metal guitar assault tickled my fancy. I did quite a bit of head banging. I especially appreciated their ability to build songs up into a loud and tormented frenzy, creating a slightly possessed crowd reaction.

Lowlight: None. Coming off of the Surfer Blood massacre, this show was perfect in every conceivable way. Loud guitars, no turdy indie kidz, and plenty of music to forget that the Oscars were happening.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Beavis and Butthead - Whip It

To follow up such a whiny post, here's a Beavis and Butthead music video:

Devo - Whip It

Concert #6: Surfer Blood at AS220

Text message conversation about Surfer Blood from last night between me and David (An Uncontrollable Urge):

Me: Vampire Weekend soundalikes mark the end of civilization.
Him: We enter the age of apocalypse.
Me: Death has shat on my earlobes.
Him: Hahahahaha Dude one of those guys looks like an alien baby.

The first awful concert of 2010 has hit Music is a Sin! Last night I attended the Mast/Turbo Fruits/Surfer Blood/Black Clouds show at AS220.

I'll try to keep this brief. I've been trying my best to keep the blog on the positive side. Negative nancies are despicable. Too much good music out there to waste my time complaining.

But sometimes a show blows my mind in the wrong direction and I must take a stand.

Last night started with Mast, a tight local band that played high decibel metal/hard rock that disturbed the corny 'indie rock' crowd, to my delight. I overheard a couple turds complaining that they 'didn't come here to see such garbage.' I disagree. Mast were the best band of the night.

Turbo Fruits came on next. I kind of liked their first self-titled record, it was loose and fun and sloppy punk. I predicted their material would be solid for an opening band.

The first half of the set pulled mostly from their first record, including the heavy stoner punk anthem "Volcano", an ode to the infamous vaporizing device. Things took a plunge for the worst when they started playing newer material, sounding like post-Vampire Weekend garbage. I was angry and paced around AS220 until Surfer Blood came on.

They were even worse. Total Vampire Weekend rip-offs. At least VW played music that sounded a little original. (Did I just compliment VW?)

Horchata is still the worst song of 2010. (Whew, redeemed)

I left six songs into Surfer Blood's set. Sorry, Black Clouds, I'll see you some other time.

I never considered the flurry of bands that are going to come out and sound like Vampire Weekend that are going to take over the next few years of the indie rock scene, the post-getting-big haze. AKA cash-in hors trying to make a buck by brain-washing the lambs.

Happened to Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, Wolf Parade, etc. There are so many bands that sound like those dudes it makes me want to puke.

In conclusion, world of post-Vampire Weekend may mark the end of my ties with this vacant music scene. I spent most of the night analyzing the ramifications of this band getting the blog hype buzz and realized we are all doomed.

I listened to this live Oxford Collapse performance from my last CMJ trip and I feel less pissed off about this whole ordeal. They should have been bigger than Vampire Weekend and Surfer Blood. RIP.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Return of Beavis and Butthead

Someone recently uploaded more Beavis and Butthead music clips! JOY!

Pavement - Cut Your Hair

Gary Young - Plant Man (This video explains why he is no longer in Pavement)

Required Pavement Posting

Pavement finally reunited in Australia blah blah blah.

Here's an interview Malkmus did with Klosterman. Blah.

Here's Here.

My jokes are always bad...

Also, here's a sloppy wet live versions of Summer Babe, Frontwards, and Angel Carver Blues/Mellow Jazz Docen, with Gary Young nailing it on drums. These tracks are found on Slanted and Enchanted Luxe and Reduxe.

Damn right I have my Pavement tickets for September in NYC.

Wire - Chairs Missing

Wire's second release, Chairs Missing, was pumping out of my stereo last night while I played N64's finest game, Perfect Dark. The record is vastly different from their first album, Pink Flag, but retains a certain intense element that makes shooting people in video games much more exciting.

I Am the Fly.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone

Just found my CD copy of this performance and is, incidentally, being played loudly on my stereo.

Context education: He seems pissed because somebody yelled "I'll never listen to you again," and he replied, "I don't believe you, you're a liar," and then someone called him Judas, to which he replied, "Play it fucking loud."

This proves that crowds should always heckle talented musicians in order to to provoke their inner demons.

The Rolling Stones Covered Muddy Waters

The Rolling Stones covered this Muddy Waters original for their "No. 2" record, released in 1965 in England and in 1972 on the More Hot Rocks compilation in America.

Muddy said they did a "pretty good job." I agree.

Comix To the Rescue!

This comic comes from Derfcity, who contributes his art frequently to the Providence Phoenix.

Those Darlins - Lonesome Cowboy Bill

Those Darlins will be playing with Deer Tick April 2 at Jerkys and April 3 at Firehouse 13. Here's a Velvet Underground cover (via Duke Street Blog):

Those Darlins - "Lonesome Cowboy Bill" from DUKE STREET on Vimeo.

McLusky - Day of the Deadringers

I love Future of the Left. I've been digging through my endless mess of burnt CD's and found McLusky Does Dallas. Turns out, McLusky are related to Future of the Left and rock out about as hard. Enjoy: