Archive for July, 2009


Friday is “I Hope My Girlfriend Isn’t Pregnant Day”

It’s also “work too hard, for too little” day. I’m not really worried about that just yet, but if there’s a baby on the way..I’m gonna have to start stabbing old ladies for purses and hope they got fat stacks.

Catch up on old shit:

Carlos Ramirez of Noise Creep has posted his top 10 bands of the current thrash revival. He left off Havok., and Lazarus A.D. Shame. (Courtesy Noise Creep)

Dave Mustaine opens his mouth, Scott Ian, Lars Ulrich pulled into his bullshit. (Courtesy Metal Sucks)

Kerry King says Killswitch Engage is silly. (Courtesy Metal Sucks)


Skeletonwitch’s Breathing The Fire Most Bad Ass Cover Ever?


I’m pretty positive the music will be just as good. Better, even. Breathing the Fire will be released October 13th, on Prosthetic.


Living Color Touring To Support The Chair in the Doorway


The Chair in the Doorway drops September 15th on Megaforce. I know I will be attending at least one of those dates. I was too young to experience these guys live when they were at their peak, but apparently they can still fucking kill it live. Dates below!

August 10 | The Highline Ballroom | New York, NY (w/ The Roots)
September 1 | The Birchmere | Alexandria, VA
September 2 | Bottle & Cork | Dewey Beach, DE
September 3 | World Cafe Live | Philadelphia, PA
September 4 | The Crazy Donkey | Farmingdale, NY
September 6 | Infinity Hall | Norfolk, CT
September 8 | Tupelo Music Hall | Londonderry, NH
September 9 | FTC @ Stage One | Farfield, CT
September 10 | Johnny D’s | Somerville, MA
September 11 | Mexicali Live | Teaneck, NJ
September 12 | Rams Head Tavern | Annapolis, MD
September 14 | The Loft | Atlanta, GA
September 15 | HOB Orlando | Lake Buena Vista, FL
September 16 | Jannus Landing | St. Petersburg, FL
September 18 | Emo’s | Austin, TX
September 19 | Granada Theatre | Dallas, TX
September 20 | Warehouse Live | Houston, TX
September 23 | Canes Bar and Grill | San Diego, CA
September 24 | The Key Club | West Hollywood, CA
September 25 | Regency Grand Ballroom | San Francicso, CA
September 26 | Berbatis Pan | Portland, OR
September 27 | Studio Seven | Seattle, WA
September 30 | Fine Line Music Cafe | Minneapolis, MN
October 2 | The Magic Bag | Detroit, MI
October 3 | Lee’s Palace | Toronto, Ontario
October 4 | Double Door | Chicago, IL
October 5 | The Grog Shop | Cleveland, OH
October 30 | Highline Ballroom | New York, NY


Baroness Reveal The Title And Cover Art To Their Upcoming Album


I knew I wasn’t a retard! The album didn’t have a name when I first wrote about it and now it does. Now that I have you, I will reveal the title! Drumroll please!!!!!!!!

Blue Record.

How anticlimactic. Still, these guys have proved to me that an album title means nothing when the music is as good as it is. Listen to the Red Record for proof. The cover art was done by the band’s very own John Dyer Baizley. He’s very good at drawing pregnant villagers and catfish, as you can see. Blue Record is expected some time in October via Relapse Records. I can’t wait.


The Mars Volta To Go On U.S. Tour


THE MARS VOLTA has announced a full US tour. The tour will kick off August 29 at the Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco followed by a two-night headline stand at the Hollywood Palladium following on August 30 and September 1. More dates are TBA.

Confirmed tour dates:

August 29 – San Francisco CA @ Outside Lands Festival
August 30 – Los Angeles CA @ Palladium
September 1 – Los Angeles CA @ Palladium
September 2 – Santa Barbara CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
September 4 – San Diego CA @ Soma
September 5 – Phoenix AZ @ Dodge Theater
September 8 – St. Louis MO @ The Pageant
September 10 – Minneapolis MN @ First Avenue
September 11 – Chicago IL @ Congress Theater
September 13 – Denver CO – Monolith Festival
September 16 – Dallas TX @ Palladium
September 17 – Houston TX @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
September 19 – San Antonio TX @ Municipal Theater

If you’ve never seen the Volta live, you should go. It’s quite an experience.


Pulp Non-Fiction

Let’s talk about Dick Dale. How can you not respect a cranky old bastard that has lived through rectal cancer. Twice. 72 years old and still putting together a rocking act. The guy has been innovative in both his style of play and his equipment. He’s thought to be the first American rock guitarist to incorporate non-Western scales into his music (think Misirlou) and was the first guitarist to employ a 100 watt amplifier. When this guy kicks it, there will be no successor to the title “king of the surf guitar”; there is no other.

Here he is at a much younger 70 years old, playing with G. E. Smith (a guy that seems to get all the best gigs).


Sonisphere to hand out USB wristbands this weekend

I don’t know if the wristband is free or not, and I don’t care to research simply because I’m bitter about tours like this never coming to a city near me. Anyway, Sonisphere is offering up a USB wristband full of videos, and audio for this weekend’s epic two day festival. Check the flyer below to see who is playing.


I didn’t know Buckcherry and Alien Ant Farm were still relevant. I also didn’t know Mastodon was still being disrespected like this.

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