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New Tunes! Broncho: Senorita Borealis

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While, admittedly, Oklahoma’s Broncho always left me wanting a little more than what was presented, I have to admit this new track kinda gives me what I want. And who doesn’t like getting what they want? Part T-Rex, part B.R.M.C., this is one of those tracks that makes me wish I still smoked in dark bars at ungodly hours of the night. Those night were always the best nights.

New album’s called Double Vanity and comes out June 17th. They play Vancouver June 11th at The Cobalt. Full dates below.

Broncho 2016 tour

May 6—Deltaplex—Grand Rapids, MI*
May 7—Masonic Auditorium—Detroit, MI*
May 8—International Centre Arrow Hall—Mississauga, ON*
May 10—Bell Center—Montreal, QC*
May 11—Times Union Center—Albany, NY*
May 12—Mann Center—Philadelphia, PA*
May 15—Merriweather Post Pavilion—Columbia, MD*
May 16—Central Park Summer Stage—New York, NY*
May 17—Central Park Summer Stage—New York, NY*
May 19—Ascend Amphitheatre—Nashville, TN*
May 20—Infinite Energy Arena—Atlanta, GA*
May 26—Rudyards—Houston, TX
May 27—Trees—Dallas, TX
May 28—Sidewinder—Austin, TX
June 2—Valley Bar—Phoenix, AZ
June 3—Casbah—San Diego, CA
June 4—Teragram Ballroom—Los Angeles, CA
June 5—Constellation Room—Santa Ana, CA
June 6—Catalyst Atrium—Santa Cruz, CA
June 7—Independent—San Francisco, CA
June 9—Mississippi Studios—Portland, OR
June 10—Chop Suey—Seattle, WA
June 11—Cobalt—Vancouver, BC
June 13—Kilby Court—Salt Lake City, UT
June14—Walnut Room—Denver, CO
June 16—7th Street Entry—Minneapolis, MN
June 17—Beat Kitchen—Chicago, IL
June 18—Wicker Park Green Music Festival—Chicago, IL
June 22—Great Scott—Boston, MA
June 26—Strange Matter—Richmond, VA
June 30—Outland—Springfield, MO

* w/ Cage The Elephant

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Morning Hype! King Gizzard’s Coming In HOT!

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“It’s supposed to be their heaviest album yet.”

Those eight words will always make my ears perk up, but when they reference a band whose latest release was chock full of flutes and clarinets, they tend to echo just a tad louder. Don’t get me wrong, King Gizzard and Lizard Wizard’s most recent offering, Paper Mache Dream Balloon is a satisfying, if not ethereal, journey through the more mellow vibrations of pop psychedelia, but frankly, it just doesn’t rip. And I like ripping. So when I opened my inbox and found their new, soon to be released opus Nonagon Infinity waiting for me, those eight words rang loud. And my God, were they ever an understatement. The first song explodes into the speakers, seemingly mid chord, and from there it simply just does not slow down. A nine song, full blast heavy psych assault on the listener’s aural comfort. Each song is seamlessly blended into the next, creating an infinity loop of pure psychedelic riff rock that just begs to be left on. And on, and on and on. The onslaught begins April 29th. Tour dates below. Prepare yourself.

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard 2016 North American Tour:

05/01 Austin, TX @ Levitation at Carson Creek Ranch *
05/02 New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa  *
05/03 Memphis, TN @ The Hi Tone Cafe *
05/04 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge *
05/05 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl *
05/06 Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall *
05/07 Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi *
05/08 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
05/09 Cleveland, OH @ Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum *
05/10 Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
05/11 Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz
05/12 Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace *
05/13 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair *
05/14 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
05/15 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts *
05/16 New York, NY @ Webster Hall #
05/18 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar *
05/20 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom *
05/22 Visalia, CA @ Cellar Door *
05/24 Santa Cruz, CA @ Moe’s Alley *
05/25 San Francisco, CA @ Independent *
05/26 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios *
05/27 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios *
05/28 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
05/30 George, WA @ Sasquatch Festival at The Gorge Amphitheater
* w/ The Murlocs
# w/ Mac DeMarco

 

 

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Morning Hype! King Khan and the Shrines!

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A new video and new tour dates for garage rock’s wildest shaman get this morning kicked off proper. King Khan and the Shrines are pretty much must see live material and by the looks of this new video they haven’t toned down the “what the fuck’ factor one iota either. Already looking forward to June 5th…..

 

King Khan & the Shrines(all dates with Red Mass)

Fri 05/30/14 The Mohawk Austin TX

Sun 06/01/14 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans LA

Mon 06/02/14 40 Watt Club Athens GA

Wed 06/04/14 Ottobar Baltimore MD

Thu 06/05/14 Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia PA

Fri 06/06/14 LPR – Le Poisson Rouge New York NY

Sat 06/07/14 Music Hall Of Williamsburg Brooklyn NY

Tue 06/10/14 The Sinclair Cambridge MA

Wed 06/11/14 Club Cafe Pittsburgh PA

Thu 06/12/14 Ace of Cups Columbus OH

Sun 06/15/14 Off Broadway St. Louis MO

Mon 06/16/14 Empty Bottle Chicago IL

Tue 06/17/14 7th St Entry Minneapolis MN

Wed 06/18/14 Gabes Iowa City IA

Thu 06/19/14 The Record Bar Kansas City MO

Sat 06/21/14 Westword Music Showcase Denver CO

Sun 06/22/14 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City UT

Wed 06/25/14 Neumos Seattle WA

Thu 06/26/14 Star Theater Portland OR

Sat 06/28/14 The Chapel San Francisco CA

Sun 06/29/14 Troubadour Los Angeles CA

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R.I.P. Gwar’s Oderus Urungus

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Big shock to the metal world this morning with the announcement that Dave Brockie(Oderus Urungus), frontman for legendary thrash monsters Gwar has passed away at the age of 50. He was found in his home Sunday night. Police do not expect foul play.

Gwar has seemingly been around forever and for me personally was one of those band that while you may not like every album you always had to contemplate catching them live every time they came through your town. They made their name on wildly theatrical shows, employing grotesque costumes and gigantic stage props ranging from larger than life paper mache depictions of celebrities(usually about to be maimed in some way and filled with enough fake blood to fill a small swimming pool) to monstrous inflatable penises that would shoot goo all over the crowd. Venues would cover every surface in the venue with plastic in attempts to minimize the mess and wearing clothes you actually gave a shit about would be a mistake made only once. Gwar was a must see live band, and while I’m happy knowing I have more than a couple Gwar shows under my belt, it’s a little disheartening to know the option to attend another bloodbath will no longer be there for us minions who bowed at the feet of Antarctica’s greatest export.

Pest In Peace Mr. Urungus. You were truly one of a kind….

 

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Song of the Day: Outer Minds – We Are All Stone

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With a musical nod to L.A.’s famed Whiskey a Go Go circa ’67 and a visual nod to both Tim Burton movies and Tool videos from the mid nineties, Outer Minds have concocted one of the stranger music videos I have seen as of late. Filled with ghoulish, organ playing skeletons and hunchback monsters brooding over possible forbidden fruits, the stop motion video was filmed in both 16mm and 35mm film by Zebulon Medearis and Andrew Barker. It’s nice to see bands still putting quality effort into video releases instead of  just bowing and catering to the insta-gratification craving fan bases of today. Quality over quantity always wins. (And yes, I know I’m just as guilty as the next guy).

‘We Are All Stone’ can be found on the Chicago band’s 2012 album ‘Behind The Mirror’ and word is we can expect new tunes from the band later this year, which will hopefully lead to more tripped out visual aids as well. Turn down the lights and enjoy this one…

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Friday Hype! Skate Rock!

Sorry for the lack of posts lately, relentless computer problems and a general disdain for some most of the new releases of 2014 have wreaked havoc on my motivation. Also, spring has sprung and with it always comes a renewed vigor for skateboarding. And after an especially long winter its been nice to get a couple solid sessions in this week including a late night indoor jam at a private bowl here in Philly. Good times, good company and good tunes had me waking up smiling this morning. Here’s a couple of classic tracks I heard late last night that can easily soundtrack any session, anytime, anywhere. Roll forever.

 

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Morning Hype! Solo King Buzzo!

I have to say that when it was announced that Melvins head honcho Buzz Osborne(King Buzzo) was releasing a solo 10″ acoustic album with a tour to follow(or is it the other way around?) my interest level was about equal to my hearing that Pat Boone was doing an album of metal covers. I like my Melvins heavy, sludgy and without restraint, none of which I particularly associate with unplugged acoustic records .But then, like a good little music fan, I put my biases aside and holy shit wouldn’t you know it; the first single is actually pretty fuckin good and now serves a great little teaser to what may or may not lie ahead for The King Of Sludge. Turns out opening your mind a little bit CAN be a good thing. Who knew?

King Buzzo – 2014 solo acoustic dates
Feb. 25 Los Angeles, CA Scion Rock Show @ The Satellite
March 2 Minneapolis, MN Grumpy’s
March 6 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
March 8 Kansas City, MO The Riot Room
March 10 Norman, OK Opolis
March 11 Dallas, TX Club Dada
March 13 Austin, TX Record Label Rummage Sale
March 16 Little Rock, AR Stickyz Rock’n’Roll Chicken Shack
March 17 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone
March 20 Louisville, KY Zanzabar
March 21 Indianapolis, IN Radio Radio
March 22 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
March 23 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon

 

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New Tunes: Pink Mountaintops – North Hollywood Microwaves

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Well, this is certainly one way to announce your return. Stephen McBean is bringing back the sleazy, sexed -up Pink Mountaintops for the first time since 2009 and if the first single off the April 29th released “Get Back” is any indication then he certainly hasn’t forgotten how to sleaze or sex. “North Hollywood Microwaves” features Annie Hardy from Giant Drag along with a few references about anal sex, donkey punches and of course bear cum. Throw in some real smutty sax and this album, along with most everything else McBean and whoever he’s aligned himself with at any given time have ever released, will definitely not suck. Unless maybe you ask real nicely….

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New Tunes: Travesura

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Brick Background is always down to back music made by skaters so here’s a new track from Toy Machine and Emerica pro Leo Romero’s new band Travesura. Mostly instrumental stuff in the vein of Southwest Americana with an extra little added touch of epicness that one could easily see soundtracking someone’s last part in whatever next video gets dropped to blow our minds. Because let’s face it, skateboarding is out of fucking hand these days.

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