Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Matador Record 21st b-day vegas bash trip

I'm not sure how you train for this? But I'm going to start now! Tix go on sale July 5th for Matador's 21st Anniversary birthday bash. I would not even begin to comprehend how you pick a headliner out of this crazy line-up: Belle and Sebastian, Cat Power, Cold Cave, Earles & Jensen, Fucked Up, Guided By Voices, Harlem, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Kurt Vile, Pavement, Shearwater, Sonic Youth, Ted Leo And The Pharmacists, The New Pornographers, Yo La Tengo, chavez...

Holy crap.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

American Slang for Jersey youths

ALBUM REVIEW: Good and hearty tunes from Brian Fallon and the boys on American Slang. No doubt about The Gaslights Anthem's 4th release is a winner. Could be it's own reality show taking place in the suburbs of Jersey and spilling out across America. RXP is going to be playing the crap out of them no doubt. Classic diddling guitar riffs backed up by a solid rhythm section. Jersey bar bands needs to take lesson from these guys and they need to take some more risks too in my humble opinion but then again I always say that. A few too many rebel Clash punk cliches but ready made they are for mass consumption at your local Cheesecake Factory bar. I think I know "The Queen of Lower Chelsea", she works at Bis.Co.Latte perhaps? The lyrics are the meat of this New Brunswick band, like a well planned tattoo, with a voice which is straight from the souls of rebellious youths who really don't stand a chance. The bar is really high especially when you're one of them kicking it up in the air.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Action scenes set to music by The Jesus Lizard

Pure from Jacob Bricca on Vimeo.

Don't have any new music to share today but this is pretty cool. Crank it up at work and annoy your neighbors. Tons of jump-cuts with The Jesus Lizard blaring and David Yow howling about drunken nothingness by Jacob Bricca with close attention to stuff blowing up. Nice.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Ode to Dennis Hopper a subculture icon

Dennis Hopper 1936-2010 - Total shame about Mr. Hopper passing this past week. He was definitely one of those guys you'd want to meet to see if he was the real deal which from all accounts he was. He was a talented photographer, a icon and certainly a bad influence or good depending how you look at it. All the movies I saw him in over and over again growing up were always on the edge. He freely and easily spoke to a youth subculture of decent, hippies and drugs. The most bizarre character was the freaky Frank Booth in the David Lynch film Blue Velvet but then again all were pretty out there man. Here are some tracks for your pot mix.

Born to be Wild by Steppenwolf from the Easy Rider Soundtrack
The End by The Doors Featured in Apocalypse Now
Puffy Clouds - By Ween
Handshake Drugs - By Wilco live at Troutdale