I had kind of given up on the Supersuckers but there might be some life left in the old band after all. I miss Rontrose Heathman on guitar but this track at least has me looking forward to the new album. Just plain good old rock and roll which in this day and age is pretty much a lost art form.
I have to admit even though I try to keep up with what’s new in the music world, a lot of the “alternative” music coming out these days is pretty freaking boring and wimpy. It’s pretty bad that when I do actually listen to the radio I listen to the knuckle dragger metal station. Even though it’s fairly mindless crap, at least it does not put you to sleep.
At least we still have old guys like Nick Cave to wake us up once in a while. If you have not heard his Grinderman project check the album out for a sleazy, dirty, and slightly chaotic mess of rock and roll.
Their next album imaginatively called Grinderman 2 is coming out September 14th on Anti- Records. You can listen to the first single Heathen Child below. If you feel like taking a shower after listening I understand.
- July 26th, 2010
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Came across this pretty entertaining band from Israel called Monotonix. I don’t know if they always play in the middle of the crowd like this but it looks like a really rowdy fun time. Apparently the Seattle police shut down this particular show after 14 minutes. I wish I would have went to see them when they were in town a couple of weeks ago!
I came across this really cool stop motion animation on The Nerdist blog (which I recommend if you have not visited). Pretty cool what you can do with a few candles and a little imagination.
OK this looks like it could actually be a little more exciting than the roller derby I went to see a few weeks back ( I wanted to like it a lot more I really did , they were all such great people). Bike Jousting on high bikes. It seems you can’t fall hard enough off of a regular bike so let’s make it so we sit a few feet higher so we can get better bruises. This is actually a video from A Holy Ghost remix of LCD Soundsystem’s Drunk Girls. I prefer the original version but this is kind of interesting in a discoish way. Still think LCD’s This Is Happening is the album of the year at least until the new Grinderman album comes out!
If you have not checked out Beck’s website recently you are missing some pretty cool stuff. Once in a while he gets a bunch of musicians together and in one day they cover an entire “classic” album. In the past they have done Leonard Cohen, The Velvet Underground and Skip Spence. He generally releases the songs at a rate of one or two a week in video form. Currently he is posting remakes of INXS’s most popular album Kick. The songs are usually interesting if nothing else but every once in a while they really hit one out of the park like “Never Tear Us Apart”. Go to http://www.beck.com/recordclub/ to check out the whole release so far.
Envy On The Coast
Wow! I thought I was still pretty with it when it came to new bands. I just needed to hang with a 16 year old for a while to clue myself in.
There are a ton of bands and music out there that have totally abandoned the old traditional radio, magazine, record store model of the past. It seems like bands like Fall of Troy, Envy On The Coast (EOTC) and others of their ilk get their word out by all the social networking sites as well as that plain old fashioned concept of touring and getting out to meet the fans.
What really struck me as a really enjoyable aspect of these bands is that they all seem to really enjoy playing and you get the feeling that they would put on the same type of show if they were playing for 5 people or a thousand. A nice departure from those jaded big time bands that charge 100 bucks to see them play.
In Denver, the Marquis Theater (promoted by Soda Jerk Presents) seems to cater to this crowd. Under 16? No problem, want to mosh or stage dive? Please feel free to do so. At the risk of dating myself, not since the early days of punk have I seen a place that caters itself to the younger crowd like they do. Maybe there is some life left in rock music after all.
- April 26th, 2010
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