24.9.07

EVEN FURTHER! DAMAGE! DISORDER!

THIS FRIDAY IN PHILLY CATCH SOME BROOKLYN MADNESS @ DAMAGE!



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THIS THURSDAY THE RETURN OF CRUSH CALCULATOR (Awwe Snap/The Clap) ::

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RUDY M.

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CARMINE P. FILTHY

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NEXT THURSDAY ::

EVEN FURTHER founding DJ and one sexy mama :: HEATHER FACEBREAKER

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AND ON SATURDAY OCTOBER 6TH ::

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Devendra Banhart 'Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon' (XL)

The album nearly leaves me speechless so for this one I am just grabbing a quote ::
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Just go buy this album now!

From the XL website ::
The new album has a nocturnal feel with performances that respectively evoke hushed, twilight atmospherics or boisterous, late night partying. There’s wide but natural stylistic breadth evident, running the gamut of gently crooned ballads like “Bad Girl,” the loping Blues of “Saved,” epic rockers such as “Seahorse,” sprightly reggae tunes, sultry South American stunners like “Cristobal” and a few fun surprises mixed in for good measure.

Devendra Banhart has emerged as one of the most fascinating, unpredictable and inspiring artists of his generation and with Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon he continues to surprise and delight.

20.9.07

The Pastels

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The Pastels formed in Glasgow, Scotland in 1982, starting the indie-rock movement known variously as "shambling," "anorak pop," "twee pop," and "C-86," characterized by infectious melodies, and simple, unaffected performances. It was a movement towards wistful musical primitivism, and willful naïveté.

Founder Stephen Pastel's now legendary 53rd and 3rd record label helped to launch the careers of such bands as the Jesus & Mary Chain, Belle & Sebastian, Teenage Fanclub, the Vaselines, the BMX Bandits, the Shop Assistants, and the Soup Dragons.

2 VIDEOS!!!!

One of the best music videos of all time as far as I am concerned ::

THE HALO BENDERS 'DON'T TOUCH MY BIKINI' from that 7" I yelped about ::



and one that makes me cry. Daniel Johnston on 'The Cutting Edge,' and old show from MTV.

God Don't Make No Junk!

So yesterday I watched The Devil And Daniel Johnston for the first time and it reminded me of something...
It reminded me that I have lost sight of what really matters to me. I have perhaps lost my DIY ethic I used to pride myself with so much.
I still carry my K Records wallet everyday for the past eight years. I still read zines, wear one inch pins, and my old indie t-shirts.
But in this age of file sharing I can't seem to grab hold of the desperate search for a particular 7 inch I am dying to own :

For example :

The Halo Benders 'Canned Oxygen' 7" (1994, Atlas Records)

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I found this 7" at Reckless Records in Chicago. I yelped. Totally yelped. It was nearly embarrassing, but the joy of finding a record that was out of print that I had been searching for sparked all the endorphins that you rarely get from downloading an MP3.
I have decided rather than take part in the mass popularity of MP3 blogs that post the newest 'BLOG HOUSE.' I will review and catalogue records, publications and events that influenced me over the years and have shaped who I am today. Consider this a step in the direction of true indie; back when you couldn't download the album but instead had to mail order it.
So at the risk of being another unheard voice on the mega-mediator I say screw it, I need to be a part of this, because this is what it has come to.

17.9.07

MONICA SHARP @ EF! DAMAGE NEXT WEEK!

THIS WEEK AN EVEN FURTHER FAVORITE DROPS MINIMAL BOMBS ON THE DANCE FLOOR ::



MONICA SHARP (NYC / PHILLY)

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RUDY M.

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CARMINE P. FILTHY

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AND NEXT FRIDAY IN PHILLY CATCH SOME BROOKLYN MADNESS @ DAMAGE!



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