Wednesday, April 6, 2011

RIP Blog

As of January 2011, this blog is dead. After spending the majority of my life growing up in Great Falls, VA, going to college in Fairfax, and spending the last 4 or so years living in DC proper, I decided to leave the east coast in Jan '11 for San Francisco.

DC punk/hardcore has been a major part of my life for the last 10+ years and I am very thankful to have been a part of such a great scene / befriended so many great people. In my mind, both historically and currently, DC has been one of the greatest spots in the world for DIY music and I hope to still keep my ear to the ground even while 3,000 miles away.

Also feel free to post these videos on your blog/website/etc as necessary. No need to contact me.

Thanks...and please never give up your instruments for an iPod and subwoofers.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Cephalopods - August 14, 2010 - Black Cat Backstage

Cephalopods played a set, sans drummer, on August 14, 2010 at Black Cat backstage w/ The Plums. Cephalopods is comprised of Hugh (Black Eyes, Horses, No-Gos, etc), Fiona (Horses, Et At It, etc) and Wells (Early Humans).

Here is the video footage

For more information on Cephalopods, check out the Ruffian Records site - Internet

Monday, August 9, 2010

Transgression / Small Bones - August 5, 2010 - Everlasting Life

Transgression's final show @ Everlasting life
August 5, 2010
Washington, DC


Small Bones and Necrohippies of New Orleans. Couldn't tape Necrohippies.


SMALL BONES - New Orleans - Internet Them

Monday, August 2, 2010

Bodycop / The Gift - July 24, 2010 - Hole In The Sky

The Gift
Partial People

July 24, 2010
Hole In The Sky
Washington, DC

Missed Partial People's set...bummer.

BODYCOP - Washington, DC

Set closer -

Rest of set:

- Song 2
- Song 3

The Gift - Washington, DC - The Internet

- Videos to come

Sunday, July 25, 2010

White Lung White Lung

Not sure why I slept on White Lung for so long, but I've been listening to their Magazines 7" non-stop for the last 2 months. So good. Think 90s riot grrrl energy mixed with UK post-punk from 30 years ago. I dunno - tough to describe but seriously fucking good.

DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD - Magazines 7" by White Lung

BUY their It's The Evil LP, Magazines 7" and Atlanta 7" from Deranged.

Thanks to Puzzle Pieces blog for the upload.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Friday Downloads

Some late-summer jams for you -

Busy Signals - "Busy Signals"

- Catchy as all hell powerpop from Chicago. I always forget how great this album is. For fans of Fast Cars, Ramones, 20/20, Nikki and The Corvettes, etc. Thanks to Teenage Lobotomy blog for the link.

Diarrhea Planet - "Aloha!" EP

- Party punk from Nashville dudes. Hoping to set them up with something in DC soon.

- Internet the band

Letters To Cleo - "Wholesale Meat and Fish"

- A top album of mine for sure. This was the album they released immediately following their MTV album, Aurora Gory Alice, which was also great. This one, however, is much different. Totally grunged-out pop punk. Demon Rock, Fast Way, Awake, Acid Jed, Pizza Cutter, etc, many great tracks. I still remember the day I bought this. August of 1995, I was 11 years old and on a beach vacation with my family and checking out the record store that doubled as a surf shop. Even as an 11 year old, I was still super anal about looking through each and every album the store had to offer...stumbled upon the just-put-on-the-shelf LTC album and was psyched. Have listened to it on a regular basis since then.

Beyond Pink - "Jedan Dva Jebla Te Ja"

- All-girl, crusty hardcore from Sweden. Love this album.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Gift / Witches / State Lottery / Big Soda - July 13, 2010 - Hole In The Sky

Tuesday July 13, 2010 @ Hole In The Sky
Washington, DC

The Gift
State Lottery
Big Soda
Hot Mess

Sorry to Hot Mess. I missed their set.

THE GIFT - (Washington, DC) - Internet

Rest of set:

- Song 3 - Above

WITCHES - (Athens, GA) - Internet

Rest of set:

- Song 4 - Above

STATE LOTTERY - (Many Places, USA) - Internet

Rest of set:

- Song 3 - Above

BIG SODA - (Brooklyn) - Internet

Rest of set:

- Song 3 - Above