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DO NOT FEAR CHANGE!! COME CHECK US OUT AT BRICKBACKGROUND.COM

That’s right! It was time to take the next step. Here’s hoping you follow us on our new journey at brickbackground.com. Cleaner layout and new ideas but still the same voice imploring you to forever keep the search for good rock n roll alive. Come check out the site, sign up to get on our cool kid list (email)  and most importantly, let us know what you think of the new site. Thanks for being with brickbackground thus far. Let’s keep the party lit!

And for those of you that don’t want to keep it lit, heed my warning….

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I’m Comin’, I’m Coming…

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A quick apology for the lack of new music to sink your teeth into lately, but working on a redesign of the website has taken center stage. It’s almost complete though, and I think you guys are gonna like it. Thanks for your patience! Until then…

 

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New Tunes! Red Hot Chili Peppers!

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Here’s the first track off the new Red Hot Chili Peppers album, The Getaway. It doesn’t suck, which is what I expected. And more importantly, it doesn’t sound like another Stadium Arcadium rehash, which is more than the last few years of Chili Peppers music can claim. Kinda sounds like wandering around L.A.at night. Fitting, I suppose. We’ll see how the rest of the album plays out, but this is a good start for a band that has amazed as much as it has depressed.

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Morning Hype! Cinco de Mayo!

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Today marks the 154th anniversary of Cinco de Mayo. It was this day in 1862 that 2000 members of the overmatched Mexican army dominated powerhouse French forces that numbered around 6000 in what is known as the Battle of Puebla. It was a case of “won the battle, lost the war” for Mexico, as the country was eventually overtaken and ruled by the French into 1867 before being liberated with help from their friends to the north. But The Battle of Puebla served as a rallying battle cry for Mexico during the war, uniting the nation and building strength in their resistance, and it now stands as a point of national pride. Republican nominees should take note.

Hands down, the best Mexican band I’ve ever heard is Dug Dug’s. Their 1972 album Smog is, in my opinion, a heavy psych masterpiece and their contributions to Mexican rock and roll should be as celebrated as Santana. Won’t happen, but it should. Echa un vistazo a continuacion!


 

 


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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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New Tunes: GØGGS

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Three of my favorites in recent years have gotten together to get heavy. Garage rock overlord Ty Segall has teamed up with long time partner in crime Chris Moothart, he of Fuzz fame, and Chris Shaw, who fronts the refreshingly angry Ex-Cult. They are calling themselves GØGGS, and with the help of ruling label In The Red Records, will be blasting us with a full LP’s worth of music this July. Here’s a taste…

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Morning Hype! Brown Acid!

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Growing up, there were a lot of urban legends surrounding the mythical, mind expanding drug known as LSD. There was the one about the kids that hated the high school French teacher so much that they dosed her morning coffee with a couple hits. She apparently made it through two classes before having to “inexplicably” excuse herself for the rest of the day. By all accounts though, those two classes were the most pleasurable the students experienced throughout her entire career. Another story that made the rounds was the one about the dude that was smuggling acid across the Canada US border. Not the smartest brick in the bunch, he taped 300 hits directly to his stomach underneath his shirt. The story goes that he didn’t realize that it would be in his best interest to put something between the acid and his skin, so when he started sweating while crossing the border, as amateur drug smugglers are wont to do, he absorbed all 300 hits. This unfortunate turn of events set him up for a life of brain damage, or as the kids back in the day referred to it, “turned him into a fucking vegetable, dude.”

I imagine there are a fair number of urban myths surrounding the bands featured on RidingEasy’s Brown Acid compilations. For  the most part, these bands are relatively unknowns from the 70s, except to the most persistent of crate diggers and rock historians. These are the bands that maybe got to share a joint with Ozzy when they opened for Sabbath in their hometown, or had to jump out of the way of a flying television when partying in the local hotel room with Zep. Or maybe they didn’t. That’s the allure of the urban myth, you just never know. What I do know is that RidingEasy Records, with the help of Permanent Records in Los Angeles, is doing these bands a great service because they absolutely deserved to be heard, even if they did lie to their buddies way back when about sleeping with Grand Funk’s groupies. Both “Brown Acid: The First Trip” and the brand new “Brown Acid: The Second Trip” are more than worthy additions to your collections so here’s what you do: Get your buddies over, drop a hit, drop the needle and drop a story about how you played Paper/Rock/Scissors with Axl Rose to see who got to have the threesome with those two Latvian supermodels back in the day. What were their names again?

 

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Song Of The Day: When Doves Cry(Patti Smith)

 

Prince Style

How does one pay tribute to a lost legend that he admittedly knows little about? He digs past the obvious until he finds another legend’s tribute that hits all the right chords. Both of these two broke through all the boundaries of genre, gender and stereotype, rebelling against the status quo of what was expected from them in their respective eras and in doing so, they made some of the most exciting music of their generations. I can only imagine the art we would be blessed with now if a fraction of those who pass for artists today had the balls that these two have. Rest In Peace, Prince Rogers Nelson. And say hi to Ziggy for us….

 

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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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