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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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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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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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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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Song of the Day: OBN IIIs – No Time for The Blues

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You had better learn to like OBN IIIs and you had better do it quick because pretty soon all those “little shit cool kids” that you stare down your nose at in what “used to be” your favorite bar will be pumping this shit like it’s nobody’s business, especially not yours. And it won’t be your business. Because you’ll remember when you read this post and didn’t even bother to hit play and spend the 3:42 to become just a tad cooler of a human being, and oh, it will sting. Besides, the lead singer, Mr. Orville Bateman Neely III, will kick your ass if you don’t. And trust me, he will. I once saw him tell a crowd of about 500 Thee Oh Sees fans that he was gonna kick all their asses if they didn’t like his band and every single one of them left an OBN III enthusiast. No shit.

This is the new song off their upcoming third album Third Time To Charm, out May 27 on Tic Tac Totally. Start saving.

 

Here’s a ripper of a bonus track too: B-side off their debut 7″

 

 

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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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Morning Hype! Liquor Store and Dirty Fences!

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After a slow few weeks(and a couple of disappointing gigs)here in Philly when it comes to the live music front I’m more than stoked to be getting ready to check out a killer triple bill at Kung Fu Necktie tonight. Things will kick off with Nancy, a Brooklyn punker band I really don’t know a whole a lot about but judging by their Bandcamp page they definitely seem fitting to be opening tonight’s festivities.

Second on the bill and easily the most anticipated of the three bands for me is more Brooklyn love by way of the architects of Brick Backgrounds 9th best album of 2013, Dirty Fences. Playing an amped up style of late 70’s, early 80’s power pop that would make a young Elvis Costello proud, I haven’t stopped listening to these guys since I first heard a track in some random skate video last summer. And speaking of skateboarding, the Dirty Fences dudes apparently have some DIY backyard concrete at their Brooklyn compound, further raising their stock around here. Wish I had a backyard.

Closers tonight are the mighty Liquor Store, probably voted most likely to save rock and roll if they could find a way not to get themselves kicked off the ballot. Saw them open for Natural Child last summer and they dropped jaws with their Nugent meets Dictators rock and roll hybrid so I’m definitely hyped on a full set from the New Jersey crew. When it comes right down to  it tonight’s probably gonna kill so if you’re in the area quit complaining about the weather and get to KFN. You know you want to….

 

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Song Of The Day: The Shrine – Nothing Forever

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I’ll be the first to admit that I generally dig The Shrine a lot more live than I do listening to them at home or on the headphones but that may be soon to change with this sick new jam coming off the upcoming release “Bless Off”, out March 11th on Tee Pee Records. Starts with some serious Sabbath worship before digressing into the classic 80s style thrash that dominated the first album. A mid track return to the altar of Sabbath breaks shit down proper and leads into a one-arm-up neckbreaker of a finish. Skate rock done near perfect. Here’s hoping the rest of the album can hold up because if it does summer at FDR skatepark may already be sound-tracked….

The Shrine – Nothing Forever

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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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Record Release Hype! Jesus Sons!

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The first Record of the Year candidate sees it release today and if you like music meant to fuel never ending road trips broken up by bouts of whiskey soaked ass shaking then you’ve come to the right place. Jesus Sons have crafted a record that already belongs in the annals of great rock n roll, a rather admirable achievement for a debut album. It supplies the possibilities of sound-tracking everything cool in life, from drinking alone in a dusty roadside bar at 2pm to shirtless motorbike joyrides through deserted city streets at 2am. With thick layers of riff after riff, howling harmonicas and pulsing bass lines there’s an almost filthy sex that oozes out of the speakers, like the leather jacket clad girl of your dreams biting her lip and sliding out of her jeans, staring you down and daring you to maintain eye contact. This album is proof that old fashioned rock n roll, GOOD rock n roll, can still represent what it set out to represent some fifty plus years ago: Danger, Sex, Sleaze and a serious lack of giving one single Fuck. If you’ve ever claimed rock and roll, you need this record.

Jesus Sons self titled debut comes out today on the quickly making a name for themselves Mock Records. You can listen to it below via Bandcamp while you decide which format to BUY IT in.

 

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