|Remembering honky tonk legend Lefty Frizzell on his day with a couple of classic television clips.|
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Friday, March 27, 2015
|Check out Scott Cudmore's clip for "Sarsfest" by LIDS feat. Alex Edkins, Brian Borcherdt & Doug MacGregor.|
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
After a few years recovering from the effects of the Killer Elite, malevolent microphone ripper Mike Gribben is back with an equally badass soul-punk combo, Bad Breed. This time our man is trading screams with SPHINXS' fearsome frontwoman Siânteuse Siantist backed by the wicked wallop of bassist Ben Boles, keyboardist/percussionist Mark Hundevad and two other dudes who prefer to be known as Ox and Coco for reasons known only to their next of kin.
The group's hard-pummeling debut The Violent World of Bad Breed (Lizard Snake Records), enhanced by the brass blast of the Devil's Horns (aka Christopher Butcher, Bryden Baird, William Carn and Richard Underhill), revels in the paranoid psych scree of Betty Davis-era Miles and the bumpin' freakishness of Free Your Mind-period Funkadelic with a fist full of Goblin-esque grime slopped on for good measure. Yep, it's a keeper. Check it out on itunes or stream it on Spotify.
As for the LP itself, the gruesome grey swirl 180 gram vinyl comes housed in a skull-tastic sleeve painted by Deb Inglis in the style of a 70s Spanish/Mexican horror flick poster. If you can't pick up the album when Bad Breed plays the Velvet Underground (510 Queen West) on Thursday (March 26), copies of the record will be available at Parkdale Platters (1614 Queen West) starting Sunday (March 29).
Monday, March 23, 2015
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015
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Thursday, March 12, 2015
|Catl will be rockin' joints in D-Town, Cinci and Memphis on the way to Austin for at least four SXSW gigs.|
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
|MF Doom aka Zev Love X (above) is reissuing KMD's Black Bastards album on April 18th.|
The controversial sophomore album Black Bastards (Bl_ck B_st_rds) from MF Doom's first group KMD is being reissued by Doom's own Metalface Records imprint for Record Store Day 2015 in the format of a children’s pop-up book.
This includes two CDs – the original album and second disc of bonus material – and a 7" picture disc of “What A Nigga Know” housed in the back cover featuring the group’s iconic “sambo” mascot.
“There are few releases in hip-hop history with as much mystery behind them as KMD’s second full-length, Black Bastards. The album, whose cover boldly depicted a cartoon ‘Sambo’ being hanged, didn’t even receive the insult of being shelved or pushed back by Elektra Records upon its completion in 1994. Instead, it was outright refused, with very little above-board explanation as to the reason, or even much of an apology, as they ushered the group’s leader out the door.”
This being a Record Store Day release, Black Bastards will be available on April 18th at participating record stores throughout the U.S. and Canada and online at rappcats.com. The vinyl release of Black Bastards will follow.
Monday, March 9, 2015
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Saturday, March 7, 2015
|Toronto's Col. Tom Parker and his honky tonk heroes will keep the Dakota's floor filled from 10pm on.|
Friday, March 6, 2015
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
|The Demimonde LP from Maniac (Zache Davis, Andrew Zappin, James Carman & Justin Maurer) is out now.|
label La-Ti-Da Records
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
A raw and heavy Dead Meadow performance for the BBC's Peel Sessions along with one previously unreleased song and two alternate versions of Dead Meadow classics cleverly titled "Peel Sessions" has just been reissued by Tekeli-Li Records (and Cardinal Fuzz in Europe) in a limited edition on black vinyl and black & white swirl vinyl. Since the 2012 release on Prune Pendant Records now goes for three figures, Dead Meadow fans might want to grab this significantly cheaper alternative.
Recorded in 2000 at Fugazi’s recording space in Arlington, VA, this Dead Meadow recording notably marks the first time a Peel Session was taped outside the BBC studios. The 8-song album features the six tracks from the March 9, 2001 program, plus a demo of White Worm and an acoustic version Golden Cloud. Tracked out during the same period as 2001’s Howls From the Hills, the new release places a more energetic twist on Drifting Down Streams and Dusty Nothing as can be heard below. Act fast, the small pressing will likely sell out quick.