Friday, September 24, 2010

Notekillers @ The M Room Sept 23 2010 (Photos)

Here are some pics of the mighty Notekillers playing the Prophase Music showcase last night. Just unreal. Alas, the rest of my pics really suck, but a great night. A good time was had by all! See the Notekillers live!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Acid Mothers Sunday Vol 28: Okhami No Jikan - Black Tape (LA-068)

The connection to Acid Mothers Temple on this installment is a bit tenuous, as the lineup to Nanjo Asahito's Okami No Jikan was supposed to be secretive and clouded in black mystery and such, we can only speculate. I honestly hear/don't hear some of Kawabata's playing on these jams, so there is the disclaimer. "May not contain any AMT"

A friend bought this tape at a High Rise show in 1999 at the Khyber Pass to the best of my recollection. I borrowed and transferred to CDr around the same time, but neglected to scan in the cover, so this one is coverless. My apologies. I am sure it was black. This one contains two more versions of their signature tune, "Israel." Both clock in at 15 minutes plus with the second version sounding more like a live recording than the first. It also sounds a bit more like Nanjo's guitar playing. Both jams feature the slow/heavy drums and bass riffage with insane amounts of guitar + effects just blown the fuck over top. And some quiet vocals in there at points. Here is what the La Musica catalog from the time had to say:

068. OHKAMI NO JIKAN / Black Tape
Complete reisue of a mysterious cassette that was only sold at gigs in 1992. Their earliest cool and heavy studio demo recordings featuring the original line-up. The original release was limited to 30 copies.

Man, I wish Nanjo wasn't missing from action. There really seems to be no one like him and in spite of the rumored rip offs and stuff, he did an amazing amount of work to popularize the Japanese underground world wide. I await his return with some sort of black metal superfuzz kill group. Mysterious to a fault? Anyone with more Ohkami or the awesome sounding spin off groups Ohkami No Bohyo or Ten No Ohkami, please post them somewhere and drop me a line or leave a comment. Thanks and enjoy!

Ohkam No Jikan - Black Tape (LA -068)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Mondo Drag @ the Grape Room Sept 15 (Photos)

Here are some pics from Mondo Drag's awesome set last night at the Grape Room in Manayunk. First time I saw them with their keyboard player and he adds an awes dimension to their sound for sure. Just an amazing fucking band, yalls. If you are in Brooklyn tonight (Sept 16) go see them at Union Pool opening for the equally rad La Otracina (record release show).

Friday, September 10, 2010

Strapping Fieldhands on tour Sept 2010

Hey check it out!

Long time Nice Pooper Pals, the Strapping Fieldhands are doing a short tour starting tomorrow at Kung Fu Necktie!

Strapping Fieldhands - Fall Tour 2010

We would like to welcome our friends from the UK -The Doozer ** on a few select shows.

11 Sat. - Kung Fu Necktie - Phila. PA **
12 Sun. - Bruar Falls - Brooklyn , NY **
17 Fri. - Secret Project Robot- Brooklyn, NY **
20 Mon. - Grog Shop - Cleveland , OH.
22 Weds. - Cafe Bourbon Street - Columbus, OH
24 Fri. - GonerFest 7- Hi Tone-Memphis, TN. (more info)
25 Sat. - 529 - Atlanta , GA.
26 Sun. - The Milestone - Charlotte, NC
27 Mon. - Nightlight - Chapel Hill, NC

9 Sat. - Cake Shop , NYC

Monday, September 6, 2010

Bardo Pond - Live WKDU Oct 23 1997

Happy Labor Day! Here is one from the peoples' band, Bardo Pond. Still kicking after how many years into "the game?" Anyway, I was going through some CDrs and came across this. I remember I taped it off of the radio when it aired. Not sure if it was recorded earlier or live, but live in the studio regardless with a first airing on October 23rd 1997. I assume this on the Drug Music show, but not quite positive. Anyway, totally classic late 90s philly-ness, Bardo Pond and WKDU. At some point I transfered that tape to CDr, and here it is. I am not that familiar with Bardo's titles or discography from this era, so if anyone wants to help in the comments, please do. Thanks! Regardless, this is a jammer for sure... Now download this, eat chocolate, watch the Phils double header and enjoy!

Bardo Pond - Live WDKU Oct 23 1997

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Notekillers - Airport (Video)

Well, damn, that is quite good. And awesome! And it reminds me of Musica Transonic a little bit, even!

A studio version of this jam will be on the new Notekillers album, We're Here to Help on LP and CD from Prophase Music, out in November 2010!

And you can see these gents kick it live at the Prophase Music showcase at the M Room in Philly on Sept 23rd 2010.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Mondo Drag @ the Grape Room Manayunk Sept 15

Tons of shows coming up in Sept, but just wanted to mention this one so it doesn't fall off the radar. The mighty Mondo Drag return to Philly on Sept 15 at the Grape Room in Manayunk. Formerly the Grape Street Pub. Wooo!