Monday, August 5, 2013

Shannon Shaw

As I was standing there watching Shannon and the Clams at the Burger Boogaloo, it suddenly occurred to me. I leaned over to my friend and "Man, Shannon is a really good bass player....". My friend agreed. She's hits the strings so hard and has such good technique. I wonder how many people realize this....

She's on a roll this year too, releasing two albums. One with her Clams and the other with Seth and his band, Hunx and His Punx. Both are stellar releases.

The Shannon and the Clams is, of course filled with 50s influence garage pop that only they can swing.


I was really exciting hearing the new Hunx and his Punx, as it sees them  live up the album's name, playing songs that are much more grimy and punk than their last release. I'm a big fan. As usual, the lyrics are hilarious.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Oh hi mom, I'm on acid......

I don't even do psychedelics anymore. But that doesn't mean I can't recognize and appreciate a good old brain twistin' when I hear one.This guys from Topanga Canyon and that's about all I could conjure up as far as information.

All this anonymity reminds me a little of Tobacco and his Black Moth Super Rainbow, who share similar musical styles in some regards.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Suicide is all Around

Not killing yourself, but the music group. Their brand of low-fi electronic is really prevalent in many bands today:

Case in point one:

Total Control

Case in point number two:

Mind Spiders....okay, maybe not exactly, but close enough...

Anyway, you be the judge....

P.S....sorry for the all youtube post...

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Lovely Bad Things

Lovely Bad Things probably don't need me writing about them. They're already featured at Volcom, Spin and other outlets on the web. Still, I really like this album out on Burger Records. Some of it sounds slightly Surfer Bloody, and others sound a bit like a more punk version of the Go-Gos. Good stuff...

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

All the Good Garage is in Spanish.

At least it sure seems so these days. You probably all know by now about Davila 666, and if you go out to shows and follow Slovenly Records at all, it's a good bet you know about Los Vigilantes, and if you know about Los Vigilantes, you probably know about Las Ardillas.

You may not know about these guys from Spain. I like them a whole hell of a lot. Especially since they have a couple of songs in english, so I can actually sort of understand what he's saying (not that that has ever been that important).

Mexican Moustache:

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Davila 666

It's been awhile....

Yes it has. I don't even remember how I even designed this thing. Here's some Scraper just to get myself back in the loop. This is grade A punk trash from San Francisco:

Monday, November 7, 2011

The Spits

There's no real reason why you shouldn't like the Spits. They're simple, fun and have some of my favorite lyrics in punk. Their new one came out about a week ago and it's pretty typical Spits, with not much "evolution" in their music. Just the way it should be. If these guys ever start putting out conceptual double albums, I may have to shoot myself in the face.