Saturday, December 31, 2005
Thursday, December 29, 2005
Roxy Pain, Tussle, Radio 4 + more @ Knitting Factory
They have a record out too so go ask them about it.
Babyshakes, Stalkers, Electric Shadows @ LIT
Black Lips @ Union Pool
Celebration @ Monkeytown
Pretty much just ignore any other shows that night.
Sunday, December 25, 2005
Friday, December 23, 2005
Thursday, December 22, 2005
Sunday night I caught 2 of my fave bands in NY, WLWL and Babyshakes. WLWL sound like vintage NY punk + Jake Noodles' dad is Lee Childers- or so they claim, and plus they look like comic book characters from the Archie's comics. Babyshakes make good pop and look good too. Frantic from Atlanta sounded cool like Zero Boys or something. I'm loving all the Atlanta bands coming through lately. Then I went to the 4th Annual Holly Jolly Sabbath at Monster Island to listen to Sabbath and do seances on pentagrams by the upside down xmas tree. I guess after I left it was crashed by some metal dudes from Queens who came from the Sunn0))) show. At first they tried to be all abrasive and tough because they were the only ones in traditional metal garb, and swung around on the xmas tree , but Boneless Mike intimidated them with his metal knowledge and they got scared and left. Don't mess with old punks! Mike used to be in Rabid Lassie and played shows with Clown Alley and Operation Ivy in the mid 80's so you can't outpunk him!
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Monday, December 19, 2005
Check him out!! Live at Cinders!!
Sunday, December 18, 2005
but the best iTunes DJ is my girl, DJ Edwige! Shit that girl can just make the bangingest playlists ever!! Yeah! Burn me a CD before you go to France, girl. Rock those lightning bolt earrings
Friday, December 16, 2005
Thursday, December 15, 2005
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
The most enjoyable bands in NY right now are Electric Shadows, Stalkers, Roxy Pain, Japanther, Bellmer Dolls, Battletorn, Mob Stereo, Wellington Ladies Welfare League , DC Snipers, Shop Fronts, Rats, Psychomaniacs. I also kinda like ARE Weapons even though lots of folks talk smack about them- but they still making Tshirts and playing shows even though their hype has considerably died down which I like. No attitude, no bullshit, don't take themselves tooo seriously- just fun shows consistently put on by these bands. Each of these bands just know how to write good pop songs veiled in their own style. WLWL's Jake Noodles is one of the most colorful , entertaining front guys ever. Electric Shadows are just killer. Stalkers , man you don't know if a fight or a show is gonna break out when you see them- they crazy. Mob Stereo has that vintage goth-tinged punk down ... their influences from their early recordings anyway seem to be the first wave of goth bands such as, Christian Death, TSOL, 45 Grave, and Siouxsie fused with the pop of Blondie and Redd Kross. Roxy Pain is just a chaotic sonic fun live band who are faves at WFMU.
Black Lips pretty much slaughter all the bands in NY whenever they come to town. This weekend's show was no exception put on by Tom Dash" and and Todd P"If anyone has pix of one of Black Lips' first NYC shows in 2003 with the Weekenders (sadly broken up), Mob Stereo, and Semiautomatic please let me know.
Lots of blogger heads seem to like this band, Surefire, I'm not too sure why the big fuss. I mean Jesus Christ, watch these videos by Surefire and Black Lips- 2 bands, same age- and tell me which show you'd rather go to?!?