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.
Monday, November 16, 2009
I really need to get better at this. FOR REAL.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
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
Monday, September 28, 2009
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.
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
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...
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
still don't really know what a "blog" is.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Sept. 22 2009 is our Autumn Equinox. A new age dawning dudes!
"At autumn equinox, an awareness of the relationship between self and other becomes important: summer has ended, and nature is beginning to batten down. Increasing darkness and cold, not yet serious, but making its presence felt, is impinging on nature and people, making them aware that they are part of and affected by a larger wholeness, which at this point is asserting its primacy. Individual entities must respond and adapt. This realisation of the need to explore our relationships with all that is around us is actualised at the autumn cross-quarter...The ancients held a fire ceremony at Samhain to recognise that, while the solar light is dying, the light within is reborn: this is a time of death of the old, yet within it is the eventual promise of rebirth of the new. It is a time of forced adjustment (like death, something we must accept when it comes). Once accepted, it reveals a new set of possibilities, a new power in life – the power to survive and make something good by being a part of something larger."
SHiT IS REAL. LeT'S START A FIRE AND HUG EACH OTHER. UH OH!
Last night I went to the Roxie Theater on 16th street in the Mission for a double feature of their Columbia Pictures screenings. They apparently have dug up twenty two original 35mm prints from Columbia's stock of Noir from the 30's through the 50's. Last night was a double feature of films by stable director Joseph H. Lewis ("Gun Crazy", an episode of "Bonanza" who knew?).
The first film was "So Dark the Night" (1946) a 71-minute mystery which was mildly compelling however a little unfortunately dry and predictable. A famous Parisian detective takes his first vacation in eleven years to the french country side. There he falls in love with a pretty farmer's daughter, who happens to be engaged to a ruggedly handsome and apparently murderously passionate farmer ("I'd rather kill her than see her with someone else!", rad approach buddy. Don't let anyone tell you what's what!) After the deaths of the two youngsters, and after the girl runs out on the detective whom she has recently betrothed herself to, the local village decides it is a good idea to hire the detective to solve the case. Good one gang. Nothing like a good conflict of interest to immediately make your story obvious.
The true highlight of the night however was the second feature, "My Name is Julia Ross". The short but extremely compelling feature almost immediately threw the audience into a olden day craigslist killer horror story. After answering an ad in a london paper for a secretary job and winning the position with an old, strange woman, Julia Ross (Nina Foch) is immediately drugged and told she is someone else after waking up in a room that overlooks an ocean onto a murderously dangerous seascape. The rest of the film documents her attempts to escape from the clutches of a demented family. Nina Foch's performance is really what made this movie stand out, playing a trapped woman almost always on the verge of suicide for the full 61 minutes of the picture. A Twilight Zone episode made into a feature, with less Sci-Fi and more mystery.
I'm going again tonight to see some Fritz Lang and a drifter frame-up picture. Should be a lot of fun from an already impressive line up of noir from the Roxie. The theater itself makes the experience even better. One screen, sticky floors, cheap candy, and good movies. Can't ask for much more.
a document of adventure through music mooovies noise curio and culture. i still am not exactly sure how to "blog" but hey man why not. san francisco is my new home and i want to tell you about it. apparently.