Sunday, May 29, 2011
i went to the pyramid brewery and missed negative standards. i got to gilman right when punch was starting. this is my second time seeing them. last time the lead singer, megan, had a broken leg and her stage presence was still good, but last night they killed it. i really like this band a lot. toast played guitar for them, but not for ceremony. extortion played next. i fucking hated their frontman. if their bass player had been their frontman i would have liked them a lot more. iron lung was a two piece hardcore band. the drummer did most of the singing, it was cool, but by that time the show was running way too late, and i didn't want to be there anymore. that changed when ceremony came on. it was all worth it. they opened with 'sick' and went right into 'he-god-has favored our undertakings'. i still like singing "i've got a lot of problems, i'm a fucked up kid" with a room full of people. nothing really beats that. the ended with 'doldrums'. it was a great set. this was my last show at gilman while living in berkeley. i'm pretty bumbed. i'll be back soon though.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
the dwarves played an acoustic set at rasputin's in berkeley yesterday. they were pretty funny. they played in the upstairs part of the store, so everyone tried to squeeze on to that balcony to watch them. it was really hard to see anything, but i could hear perfectly. they were promoting their new album the dwarves are born again. i really liked the songs, "everbody's girl" and "salt lake city". if they were playing a set with other bands i liked i would go see them again. it'd be nice to see them play electric. anyways . . . cool band, free set, good time.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
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Monday, May 9, 2011
know your sins! punk ALBUM OF THE YEAR! maybe . . . ? this has been a long time coming. it feels like forever ago that bird roughs came out. and 'jimmy v' has been on the internets for a while now, but it was worth the wait. 15 tracks in 35 minutes this absolutely flies by. the underground railroad to candyland are definitely my favorite present-day straight up punk band. they have surpassed off with their heads. urtc wins. this album is so fun. 'animals! run!' feels like a race, and i feel out of breath just listening to it. 'my number's on the stall' might be my favorite track on the album. 'and you think you can tame me' has the best guitar solo/intro. i also really like the closer: '2010 reprise.' this is out now on recess on 7 different colors each representing one of the deadly sins. grab it HERE. enjoy!
Friday, May 6, 2011
joyce manor have two songs. the first one is a new jam called "new in this light". coming in at 1:17 it's got a catchy chorus: 'i can't see nothing new in light oahh oahh". it could of easily fit on the full length. their second song is a murder city devils cover of "midnight service at the mutter museum". they completely made the song their own. they skipped the intro, cut the organ, added vocal harmonies, and sped up the tempo at the end. i really really like it. big kids have one song called 'pig through a python'. the intro is some world war 2 sound clip about the atomic bomb that would have easily fit on a desaparecidos song. musically it's a little heavier song for big kids. not my favorite, but good nonetheless. the joyce manor side is definitely stronger. my 7" came on a cool lime green color. cool bands. cool songs. cool record. split release between solidarity records and brick gun records.