Monday, November 16, 2009

Wet Hair Bay Area shows- TONIGHT 21 Grand!

I really need to get better at this. FOR REAL.

Tonight at 21 Grand in oakland. WET HAIR, Talk Normal, and a new project from gowns. gonna rip i think.

Wet Hair is the Iowa City powerhouse that rose from the ashes of rac-ooo-ooon or however you spell it. that band slayed but now with no darren ho, Garbes and Reed have had to think of something new. what they came up with is a lo-fi psych dream. take one part joy division, one part throbbing gristle, one part max roach and you get a really good band. Shawn Reed is one of those people who make people get shit done by getting a lot of shit done. He and the Nite People label are the catalyst for a lot of what is making noise music these days interesting. So head over tonight, or if you can't make it go to the Hemlock for their San Francisco show.

Also playing, NYC's no/post/new wave outfit Talk Normal. Excited to see these guys. Don't really know what it's gonna be like. Also a new project from Erika Andersson of Gowns.

YESYESYES i love this city by the bay. come love it with me.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Spectrum - How You Satisfy Me

tired, lonely saturdays. this is beautiful.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Poppy Family - Beyond The Clouds (1968)

happy weekend dudes! here is a jam from the poppy family. first time i heard this band was when i ran into aaron coyes at madison music exchange during hour six of his eleven hour 45 hunt. he made me listen to "shadows on my wall" which is also a life changer.

i'm selling dvds at Treasure Island this weekend. so if yr in the bay and happen to be attending this ridiculous festival, stop by the noise pop tent and holler at the wholphin table.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Kid on LSD

reading the bible six times or becoming a pope


this is amazing. i love this band. i want them to play at my wedding and funeral. all fun no frills.

i'm going to see Where The Wild Things Are tonight. i hope it doesn't let me down.

Monday, September 28, 2009

(maybe)Don't Bomb The MoonFest Recap

this saturday's "Don't Bomb the MoonFest" had a really good flier. It had a really good line up and a hilarious premise: to stop NASA from bombing the moon. It pretty much had me sold by the time I uncrossed my eyes and read that little slip of paper.
The actual event however was a little wishy-washy. The curator of the event Jarret Mitchel, stood up before the first act and took the microphone and began to speak of his longtime love affair with the moon...since july...when he heard someone was going to bomb it.
"If there's one thing I know about the moon," he proclaimed, "Don't fuck with that motherfucker!" LOOKS LIKE HIS CAUSE JUST FOUND A SLOGAN.
anyways, after this he rambled on for a while about john lennon, the US government, moon cycles, and how you should buy his art which was for sale in front. Not exactly a super convincing argument for not bombing the moon, but he seemed nice enough.
The first act Famous Techno, a newish project from two local jammiez, started off the night with a good if underdeveloped leap into the world of noise house. filtered but aggressive beats bled out of the amps, coupled with theremin hits and various other noise oscillations. I'm excited to see what they do next as they keep playing together. I don't know what their names are because it turns out googling "Famous Techno" doesn't really get you anywhere in the name game. well, maybe next time my social skillz will be sharpened and I'll figure it out. Who knows. second from the top of this there's a picture of them ripping.
After Famous Techno, another round of anti-moon bombing marketing, then Work came on. I saw Work this august in wisconsin in the middle of the day, they ripped pretty hard then with a "it's not loud enough unless your ears are bleeding" mentality. Sarah Bernat brings half the heat with some guitar savagery, banging out power chords and letting them ring. Erin Allen bangs on a floor tom and a snare filtered through hecka effects. The result is a super loud liquid jammer that is like Buzz Meeks hanging out with Sword Heaven. Bernat's vocals are like an angrier Pukers, and the music sounds like if the Pukers didn't just want to puke on you. When Bernat screams "I woke up, covered in blood. What have I done?" I can't help but recall "Why are you crying?" from the LA band. maybe theyre buds, who knows. But Work still slayed harder than almost anyone Saturday so check them out if you get a chance. The top picture is them!
After Work there was Piles. Piles is Eric from Numbers new jammer with aaaalaadddyyyyyyypILeS AND WORK HAVE A SPLIT AND IT WAS PRETTY OKAY.

Erase Eratta were not good. i have more to say about this. but not at this juncture. i will elaborate in the future in an essay i am working on. I GOT REAL DISTRACTED AND HAVENT POSTED IN A BIT. ALSO, WE ALREADY BOMBED THE MOON. it didn't mess anything up yet, and we didn't find anything. I'm sticking with this event that I was writing about was really just a scam for this dude from Portland to sell his silkscreens. That's what the internet is for buddy! Not the moon!

okay. more soon. i got a job. feeling better. gonna write more sooooooon. working with wholphin to help produce one of Lena Dunham's next projects. it's going to be hilarious.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Don't Bomb the Moonfest

today at area 51(1667 jerroid@3rd in Hunters Point) @ 4pm: Erase Errata, Copper Club, Brian Glaze, Kaia Wilson, Piles, Famous Techno, and Work all band together to just say no to bombing the moon.

should be a serious jammer. lots of good tunes and also one of the most insane plots from NASA i have ever heard of.

review of the show to come! stay posted...