SOLDIER'S DISEASE

MARK LORD in LOS ANGELES

Killer show coming up on Sunday, Nov. 21st. If you’re in the LA area there’s no reason to miss it. CF will be signing his new book POWR MASTRS vol. 3, along with with Brian Chippendale of Lightning Bolt with If ‘n Off at Family on the 20th as well.

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DEPARTURE FROM THE INTERIOR WASTELAND

My friends Emeralds played in Los Angeles last night at the Henry Fonda Theater. It was a fantastic set right from the start but it took me a while to start recording video. I managed to capture the last 10 minutes of their set.

Check Hanson Records for Emeralds and related records & cassettes.

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DEEP FINGERS

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by greh @ 12:28pm on August 19, 2010

Tonight I’m screening the 1% Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs DVD and DJing industrial music with my friend Sarah at Show Cave in Eagle Rock. It’s free and they’ve got cheap drinks at the bar.

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YOUR HIDDEN DREAMS

My friend Robert Beatty, who does Resonant Hole and plays in some killer bands like Hair Police, Burning Star Core, Eyes and Arms of Smoke, and his solo zone Three-Legged Race, has contributed a guest mix that sounds like it has been dipped in opium and set out to dry. He also busted some nice looking art and a tracklist for this thing so you can follow along if things don’t get to hazy for you along the ride! This one could make it hard to find your way home. Word has it Robert is going to be selling some original art soon, so keep an eye on his site. His cover art graced my favorite record of 2008, Burning Star Core‘s Challenger.

You can download the mix HERE or click the play button to listen now.

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WIERD LIVING

(apologies to A. Dilloway for the stolen title…)

My friend Jonathan Canady (who runs a handful of sites including Colors of the Dark linked in the sidebar) just alerted me, via his label/design site Verge of Light, to this new Xeno & Oaklander interview/overview which explores their ideas behind music and their Brooklyn home studio. Well worth a watch if you’re remotely curious.

Jonathan himself has a new project Diamond Cult, a post-punk/Krautrock-inspired one man band. Two tracks up for listening at the above link or you can buy them for a measly $1 a pop at the aforementioned Verge of Light site. There’s also a site dedicated to Jonathan’s paintings and drawings here.

I’d previously mentioned Brooklyn’s Wierd Records run by my friend Pieter and home to Xeno & Oaklander, Led er Est, Martial Canterel and the excellent and varied Wierd Compilations (3xLP+7″ and 4xLP respectively). Pieter also has a section in his shop for non-Wierd but related records he carries. I received the recent Xeno & Oaklander Sentinelle and Led Er Est Dust on Common LP from his label last month and neither of them have gone more than 3 feet from the turntable. Also in the box were new 7″s by Led Er Est, Frank Alpine and a split by Newclear Waves/Opus Finis – all of it very enjoyable. Last year, Opus Finis put out Pursue the Tragic Tune, one of the darkest albums I’ve heard in a long time. It’s available at the Wierd webstore and comes highly recommended.

Besides running a great label and being a most gracious host, Pieter is a really unique artist. The paintings you see on the site are his work, and there are a few more here. Below is a documentary on Pieter’s extraordinary art and his weekly coldwave DJ night in NYC. Parts 2 and 3 should be linked when part 1 is finished playing.

For Detroit locals seeking something similar, you should check out Justin Carver’s monthly night (second Thursdays!) called Something Cold. Dark minimal yet danceable music. I’m always happy to hear contemporary Wierd bands and classics like Absolute Body Control and Fad Gadget being pumped out of the speakers. The next one is coming up Feb 11 at the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit (CAID) on Rosa Parks.

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WHO BY BARBITUATE

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by greh @ 3:36am on January 29, 2010


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SCENES

First, I urge everyone reading here to head over to FUCT.COM and check out the new self-shot/scored commercial that Erik Brunetti has made for his clothing line. It’s been up for about 24 hours and I’ve watched it more than a couple times. Oddly perfect advertising for streetwear clothing, encapsulating a great atmosphere and providing some mystery. It’s unsettling and well worth the two minutes of your time. There’s more to read about at SLAMXHYPE.

And here’s a selection of photos captured in the past few months. The awkward live shot is from the first (and only?) performance of EXPLORING JEZEBEL, who has a good handful of out of print tapes on Hospital Productions.

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