Archive for August, 2014

  • Well, there is a hell of a lot going on this weekend and there are no shortage of choices going on here that’s for sure. Interestingly enough three events alone center on the celebration of local luminary P.C. hitting the half century mark. This man has been a legend around the scene for many years and you can spend up to three nights in a row celebrating his 50th birthday. There is lots of other stuff to do as well, so let’s check out what’s happening. Sensibly, because this is Labor Day weekend the shows just spill into next week...

    What’s Going Ahhhn…

    Well, there is a hell of a lot going on this weekend and there are no shortage of choices going on here that’s for sure. Interestingly enough three events alone center on the celebration of local luminary P.C. hitting the half century mark. This man has been a legend around the scene for many years and you can spend up to three nights in a row celebrating his 50th birthday. There is lots of other stuff to do as well, so let’s check out what’s happening. Sensibly, because this is Labor Day weekend the shows just spill into next week...

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  • It used to be that releases from the legendary band Small Leaks Sink Ships were far less frequent than their fairly rare stunningly apocalyptic performances. This year that might not be the case even though they moved to Oregon and have mentioned that they may actually be releasing two albums this year. The first is their parting gift to AZ, Living Room B-Sides is that gift.  The ten song collection culls the best of their Monday Minestrone online project and b-sides for their forthcoming brand new album to arrive later this year. According to Jim Mandel (Bass/Guitar) “Those songs on...

    Small Leaks Sink Ships – “The Living Room Sessions”

    It used to be that releases from the legendary band Small Leaks Sink Ships were far less frequent than their fairly rare stunningly apocalyptic performances. This year that might not be the case even though they moved to Oregon and have mentioned that they may actually be releasing two albums this year. The first is their parting gift to AZ, Living Room B-Sides is that gift.  The ten song collection culls the best of their Monday Minestrone online project and b-sides for their forthcoming brand new album to arrive later this year. According to Jim Mandel (Bass/Guitar) “Those songs on...

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  •   Anyone that has read my ramblings for the last couple years must realize that Fairy Bones is one of my favorites band around town. They were my favorite debut band of last year bar none and in fact if I go to long without seeing them, I experience “Fairy Bones Withdrawal.” Well, now Fairy Bones need your money so that you can have more music, which seems like a good exchange to me–they want to release Dramabot, their first full length album and they need your help to do it. They started this campaign on July 10th and it...

    Fairy Bones Need Your Money!!!

      Anyone that has read my ramblings for the last couple years must realize that Fairy Bones is one of my favorites band around town. They were my favorite debut band of last year bar none and in fact if I go to long without seeing them, I experience “Fairy Bones Withdrawal.” Well, now Fairy Bones need your money so that you can have more music, which seems like a good exchange to me–they want to release Dramabot, their first full length album and they need your help to do it. They started this campaign on July 10th and it...

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  • The Holy Coast has come to mean to me the band that saves me from late summertime blues. Last year they released their brilliant debut Tape Collective One and it was a wonderful late summer collection of songs to save your life. It turns out that this year is no different, they have released their second, self-title EP and it only steps up their game. In all honesty, if I had to choose one male vocal to “mancrush” on in the entire scene it would have to be that of Brett Davis’. Rising out of the ashes of Sister Cities,...

    No Sophomore Slump For The Holy Coast

    The Holy Coast has come to mean to me the band that saves me from late summertime blues. Last year they released their brilliant debut Tape Collective One and it was a wonderful late summer collection of songs to save your life. It turns out that this year is no different, they have released their second, self-title EP and it only steps up their game. In all honesty, if I had to choose one male vocal to “mancrush” on in the entire scene it would have to be that of Brett Davis’. Rising out of the ashes of Sister Cities,...

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  • So I’ve been sleepy lately and a lot of stellar shows have been during the work week and I was sick for three quarters of July. It’s August now and life is kicking back up from the dog days of summer, weekends appear to be happening again and people have grown more accustomed to the daily scorching of the Earth by the evil day star. EPs and Albums are being released again and its that point of summer where everyone has gone a little insane and life has returned to normal in the annual bizarre thought collective that summer is...

    What’s Going Ahhhn…

    So I’ve been sleepy lately and a lot of stellar shows have been during the work week and I was sick for three quarters of July. It’s August now and life is kicking back up from the dog days of summer, weekends appear to be happening again and people have grown more accustomed to the daily scorching of the Earth by the evil day star. EPs and Albums are being released again and its that point of summer where everyone has gone a little insane and life has returned to normal in the annual bizarre thought collective that summer is...

    Continue Reading...

  • I think it’s now public knowledge that Day Before Plastics hails from Middle Earth. Their use of cloaks and of course the sacred hot dog hat in their performances speaks to that as well as the fact the band is composed of Hobbits and Elves. A couple weeks ago this quartet (now a quintet) unleashed an amazing five song EP upon the world at Rogue Bar and the show was amazing. With support from Field Tripp (retro), Lawnchair, The Woodworks, and Japhy’s Descent it was one of the best shows of the summer so far, but honestly, that night, Day...

    Day Before Plastics – Physical Garbage EP

    I think it’s now public knowledge that Day Before Plastics hails from Middle Earth. Their use of cloaks and of course the sacred hot dog hat in their performances speaks to that as well as the fact the band is composed of Hobbits and Elves. A couple weeks ago this quartet (now a quintet) unleashed an amazing five song EP upon the world at Rogue Bar and the show was amazing. With support from Field Tripp (retro), Lawnchair, The Woodworks, and Japhy’s Descent it was one of the best shows of the summer so far, but honestly, that night, Day...

    Continue Reading...