Monday, December 21, 2009

HOME BLITZ OUT OF PHASE on 12" vinyl LP.. all gone










It's for sale and it comes with a lyric sheet and an mp3 download. It was written, performed, and recorded by Daniel DiMaggio in Princeton, NJ and it was mastered to vinyl by Bob Weston at the Chicago Mastering Service in Chicago. What does it sound like? It sounds like the greatest album that HOME BLITZ has ever released on Richie Records // TestosterTunes.

THIS RECORD IS SOLD OUT FROM RR//TT. Try your favorite record store or online music retailer for a copy... Or buy one from the band at an upcoming performance... And if you've already placed an order, don't be afraid. Mine is a label that respects the sanctity of the paypal transaction.

Prices..

15$ to the USA
17$ to CANDADA
$25 to THE REST OF YOU

prices postpaid, paypal to TestosterTunes AT gmail DOT com

Q: Will it arrive in time for a Christmas gift?
A: No.

Q: Can I expect to see this album at my local independently owned music outlet?
A: Certainly, if it's a good one.

Q: When will I have the opportunity to see HOME BLITZ play live?
A: In Philadelphia at Johnny Brendas Jan 8 w/ KV & the VIOLATORS and Strapping Fieldhands. In New York Jan 9 at Death by Audio w/ BLUES CONTROL and ROT SHIT. In Texas at SXSW if you're lucky.

Pink Reason in Brizzy

Here's a treat... it's a youtube video of Pink Reason recorded down in Brisbane, Aus. It's an uncharacteristically sunny tune called "Down on Me" and it's performed by the toughest sounding PR lineup ever assembled.. Jewel/Horseshit/Failure.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

HOMOSTUPIDS "The Load"


Well, the calender has just about turned over and we still haven't discussed The Load by the HOMOSTUPIDS. Time to correct that oversight. After all, this web presence was originally conceived as a fan site devoted to the Stupids. These guys been at the forefront of black-hole Skull Music ever since Handsome Steve Peffer learned to program a drum beat. It really hit the fan when he picked up an undersized bass-guitar and tracked down a couple of creeps to fill out the lineup. In a time when every twit on earth seems to get a homemade tattoo, throw reverb on his vocals, and start a band in brooklyn, Cleveland's Homostupids stand alone as the pre-eminent scuzz/hate group on the planet. The only one worth a nickel, really. Some circles have been anticipating this release for a while, as it was rumored that the whole album had been shelved. They've been fluffing us for a while with vinyl-only singles of questionable value on obscure labels and rare appearances outside of Ohio, but this is pretty much it... the second full-sized record. It's got about a dozen tracks on it, and it just barely exploits 24 inches of playable surface at 45 rpms. It gives some nods to GG, it's provocative, and it shows some unexpected swagger. Besides, every single record ever made would be improved if it had 'Flies Die' on it...

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

MJBB

Well here's a real piece of art. It's a photograph of some buzzing amps that the Mega Jam Booze Band uses to rehearse one tune at a time. And there's a couple drums too. Some guitars as well. Anyway, you readers can expect some update at some time. There's a lot to discuss.. new Homostupids LP "The Load", Purling Hiss, some live Home Blitz dates, KV trucking out to the midwest, etc. You might as well know that the Puerto Rico Flowers are resurfacing in Australia. Just use google to learn more about those topics. Here's that photo..

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

HOME BLITZ


album cover

NJ's HOME BLITZ has a new album out called "Out of Phase". It kicks a lot of ass and it's only on compact disc at the moment. Send $10 to TestosterTunes@gmail.com if you live in the USA and want a copy. Check back to learn about vinyl availability. It'll be soon enough. Peep some live dates and look for more info at myspace.com/homeblitz...


Dec 12 2009 8:00P
Silent Barn Ridgewood, New York
Jan 8 2010 8:00P
Johnny Brenda’s Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jan 9 2010 8:00P
Death By Audio Brooklyn, New York

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Broadcast Yourself


Kurt Vile

 to me
show details Nov 11 (4 days ago)
hey bro: check out this hilarious "documentary" this weird kid made about our chicago gig, etc. its a little over the top but his choice of words and stuff crack me the fuck up. there's a snippet of us doin "good lookin out" too. if you ever get bored and wanna put on your blog, go 'head. but no big deal, just thought u might find some of it funny. plus there's a pick of me behind stage admiring lea cho jammin some keys, gives turbo and mike z some love, etc...

lets hang soon, bitch!
luv,kv

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKnH9nXp_b4

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Train Keeps A'Rolling








BLUES CONTROL is gettin' rolling on a nationwide tour. They've been especially vicious after marching all over the EU. The Denton appearance is rumored to be in a mirrored bar that caters to homosexuals. Go check em out and bring em some shit and take a peak at their merch table for a handsome tshirt...

Oct 16 2009 8:00P
DANGER DANGER w/ Watery Love, Puerto Rico Flowers, Her Dead Twin Philly, Pennsylvania
Oct 18 2009 9:00P
BAR w/ Estrogen Highs New Haven, Connecticut
Oct 19 2009 8:00P
THE SHOP w/ American Sphinx, Expo ’70, Brian! Ithaca, New York
Oct 20 2009 9:00P
THE BOG w/ Agnes, Fulmarine Petrels Scranton, Pennsylvania
Oct 21 2009 8:00P
GARFIELD ARTWORKS w/ Puffy Areolas, Centipede Eest, Cottonballman Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Oct 22 2009 8:00P
ART DAMAGE LODGE w/ Wild Gunmen, Puffy Areolas, Nebula Girl Cincinnati, Ohio
Oct 23 2009 8:00P
LISA’S OAK STREET LOUNGE w/ Sapat, Raw Thug Louisville, Kentucky
Oct 24 2009 6:30P
EMPTY BOTTLE - early show w/ Michael Columbia, Axis:sovA Chicago, Illinois
Oct 25 2009 8:00P
GOOD STYLE SHOP Madison, Wisconsin
Oct 26 2009 8:00P
TURF CLUB w/ Chinese Stars St Paul, Minnesota
Oct 27 2009 9:00P
RECORD BAR w/ Tut Tut, Goodwillies Kansas City, Missouri
Oct 29 2009 7:00P
KILBY COURT - early show w/ Kidneys, Stag Hare Salt Lake City, Utah
Oct 29 2009 9:00P
URBAN LOUNGE - late show w/ Palace of Buddies, Super Buttery Muffins Salt Lake City, Utah
Oct 30 2009 8:00P
NEUROLUX Boise, Idaho
Oct 31 2009 8:00P
THE NORTHERN - Halloween show w/ Little Claw, Tyvek, Christmas Olympia, Washington
Nov 1 2009 8:00P
FUNHOUSE w/ Little Claw, Brother Raven Seattle, Washington
Nov 2 2009 8:00P
LITTLE MOUNTAIN STUDIOS w/ Solars, Gross Xmas Vancouver, British Columbia
Nov 3 2009 8:00P
SOMEDAY LOUNGE Portland, Oregon
Nov 5 2009 9:00P
HEMLOCK TAVERN w/ Hank IV, Celine Dion 2013 SF, California
Nov 6 2009 8:00P
CONTINENTAL CLUB w/ Sic Alps, Jaws Oakland, California
Nov 7 2009 8:00P
LUIGI’S SLICE w/ The Duchess and the Duke, Greg Ashley Sacto, California
Nov 8 2009 8:00P
THE CREPE PLACE w/ Lucky Dragons, Javelin Santa Cruz, California
Nov 9 2009 7:00P
CROSSROADS w/ Fancie San Luis Obispo, California
Nov 10 2009 8:00P
UC IRVINE w/ Pocahaunted, The Light Rays, Dash Jacket Irvine, California
Nov 11 2009 8:00P
SYNCHRONICITY w/ Pocahaunted, 60 Watt Kid, Peter Kosolov L.A., California
Nov 12 2009 9:00P
SODA BAR w/ Spirit Photography, Heavy Hawaii San Diego, California
Nov 13 2009 7:00P
TRUNK SPACE Phoenix, Arizona
Nov 16 2009 8:00P
MABLE PEABODY’S w/ Fungi Girls, Darktown Strutters, Silver Shampoo Denton, Texas
Nov 17 2009 8:00P
THE MOHAWK w/ The Young, Expensive Shit, The Vitamins Austin, Texas
Nov 18 2009 8:00P
MANGO’S w/ The Wiggins Houston, Texas
Nov 19 2009 8:00P
ALLWAYS LOUNGE New Orleans, Louisiana
Nov 21 2009 9:00P
DINO’S w/ The Cherry Blossoms, Ttotals Nashville, Tennessee
Nov 22 2009 8:00P
HARVEST RECORDS Asheville, North Carolina
Nov 23 2009 8:00P
NIGHTLIGHT Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Saturday, October 17, 2009

KV 'Freak Train' Music Video



Take a peak and watch him make love to the camera. A brief glimmer of excellent casting in the final 30 seconds or so.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Live Music Event Moved

To a dump called Danger Danger at 5013 Baltimore Ave. BLUES CONTROL/ WATERY LOVE/ PUERTO RICO FLOWERS/ HER DEAD TWIN. Bring $$ and your own beer.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Friday Night Live Music in Phila



Be sure to check BLUES CONTROL as they kick off the U.S. leg of their yearlong world tour in support of the impeccable Local Flavor. It'll be this Friday night at the Pi Lambda Pi House at 3914 Spruce in West Philadelphia. Openers include WATERY LOVE, PUERTO RICO FLOWERS, and HER DEAD TWIN. Recent events at this particular frat house have boasted a totalitarian preference for sobriety, so please be prepared to hide your beer in a coffee cup or some shit and be particularly discreet with your needle drugs. Otherwise, expect to feel the shame of getting yelled at by some freshman Ivy League elephant-walker.

Also, Go Phils.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

KV across the USA


Alright nation, you're in for a treat. Ol' Kurt Vile is packing up his world-class Violators into a red van and hitting the road. It'll be a monthlong trip with stops in the major metropolises as well as in such exotic locales as Missoula, Arcata, and Fayetteville. Gigs in NYC and Oberlin, Ohio look especially promising. Check these dates and make arrangements to take off work or jack a car or whatever it takes to catch these hair-farmers in the flesh.

Also, go Phils.

Oct 7 2009 8:00P
Mercury Lounge w/ Birds Of Maya and Coconuts New York, New York
Oct 8 2009 9:30P
Vassar College w/ Indian Jewelry and Silk Flowers Poughkeepsie, New York
Oct 9 2009 11:00P
Eclectic House Middletown, Connecticut
Oct 10 2009 10:30P
The ’Sco (Dionysus Disco)/Oberlin College w/ BLUES CONTROL & PUFFY AREOLAS Oberlin, Ohio
Oct 11 2009 10:00P
Al’s Bar (WFRL’s Boomslang After Show) Lexington, Kentucky
Oct 12 2009 9:00P
Video Saloon Bloomington, Indiana
Oct 13 2009 8:30P
Empty Bottle w/ Anni Rossi Chicago, Illinois
Oct 14 2009 9:00P
7th Street Entry w/ Velvet Davenport and Haunted House Minneapolis, Minnesota
Oct 16 2009 9:00P
The Palace w/ Rooster Sauce and Bryan Ramirez Missoula, Montana
Oct 17 2009 7:00P
High Dive w/ EAT SKULL & the WHINES Seattle, Washington
Oct 18 2009 9:00P
Holocene w/ Eat Skull & The Whines Portland, Oregon
Oct 20 2009 10:00P
Jumbalaya Arcata, California
Oct 21 2009 10:00P
Hemlock Tavern w/ Wooden Shjips San Francisco, California
Oct 22 2009 9:00P
Crepe Place w/ Birds Fled From Me & Green Flash Santa Cruz, California
Oct 23 2009 9:30P
Spaceland Los Angeles, California
Oct 24 2009 8:00P
fernwood Big Sur, California
Oct 25 2009 9:30P
Casbah San Diego, California
Oct 27 2009 8:00P
Modified Arts Tempe, Arizona
Oct 29 2009 10:00P
Bash Riprocks w/ Thomas Function and Yussaf Jerusalem Lubbock, Texas
Oct 30 2009 9:00P
Mohawk w/ The Black Angels Austin, Texas
Oct 31 2009 8:00P
Lounge on Elm Street w/ Giggle Party and The Aquaholics Dallas, Texas
Nov 1 2009 8:00P
Sang House Fayetteville, Arkansas
Nov 2 2009 9:30P
Hi-Tone w/ Lovvers & Drug Wars Memphis, Tennessee
Nov 3 2009 10:30P
529 w/ Lovvers & Carnivores Atlanta, Georgia
Nov 4 2009 8:30P
Local 506 Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Nov 5 2009 9:00P
Black Cat w/ the New Flesh Washington DC, Washington DC



Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Uriah Killingher on Phils & Birds



Checked in with Kensington's notorious sandlot ballplayer Uriah Killingher recently. We tuned the radio to hear the Phils fight their way to clinching the NL East as we hashed over post-season possibilities and scenarios. Contributions from Pedro, the reawakening of Raul's bat, the career-year from Werth, a recent grand slam from Feliz, Bruntlett's triple play, the need for some rest before playoffs, pitching woes... we covered all the big topics. He expressed cautious optimism at the Phils' chances at a repeat. One thing is certain: there are some tough teams standing between the Phils and another parade up Broad Street, but the 2009 squad has the talent and the heart to make it happen.



Also got a peak at Ryan Howard's autograph, which was awarded to Uriah at a clinic he attended at Richie Ashburn Field at FDR Park.


We hoped to get some insights into his father's hard rock band, Birds of Maya, but it turns out that Uriah "never really heard them", despite living in the house where they practice and having attended a recent outdoor gig.

See Birds of Maya live in concert, Saturday October 3 @ Kong Fu Necktie in Phila w/ Kurt Vile & the Violators; Wednesday October 7 @ the Mercury Lounge in NYC.

KV on the PW..

Cover Story

Yo check it out.. Ol' Kurt Vile made the cover of this week's edition of the liberal newspaper called the Philadelphia Weekly. This fine piece with goofy puns as titles was penned by a fine scribe named Brian McManus and some guy called Mike snapped the photos. Set your web browser to the following link for a full-on multi-media presentation...

http://www.philadelphiaweekly.com/news-and-opinion/cover-story/Guitar-Hero.html

Sunday, September 27, 2009

CHOOCH GET WELL SOON !!!!!!!

Each evening for the past week or so we've clasped our hands and prayed to God. We put our faith in Her that She ensures that the left wrist of Carlos Ruiz makes a speedy recovery and he can soon put his mask back on and get behind the plate for our Philadelphia Phillies. The guy is a goddamn warrior and we'll need his mercenary mentality, his fearless defense of home plate, and his rifle arm in the postseason.

To read more about this distinguished Major League catcher, click on this link and search "Carlos Ruiz."










Friday, September 25, 2009

FNU RONNIES hit the road

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photo found at the epictheatre weblog

The nation's finest bi-coastal, cantankerous 3-piece is getting in the van and visiting fans in the select cities. Peep these dates to see if your town made the grade...

Sep 26 2009 8:00P
Bourbon st. w/ Psych Horseshit - Puffy Areolas Columbus, Ohio
Sep 27 2009 6:00P
now thats class (early show) Homostupids + Sports Bra + BBQ Cleveland, Ohio
Sep 28 2009 8:00P
Lager House w/ TV GHOST Detroit, Michigan
Oct 2 2009 3:00P
Montreal Pop fest:: Matinee show w/ Pink Noise @ the friendship cove Montreal, Quebec
Oct 2 2009 8:00P
: MONTREAL POP FEST: w/ Human Eye + Terrible 2’s @ Casa Del Popolo Montreal, Quebec
Oct 3 2009 8:00P
WestCo cafe: w/ Homostupids - TV Ghost -Twin Stumps Middletown, Connecticut
Oct 8 2009 8:00P
Shea Stadium: w/ TV Ghost - Wizzard Sleeve brooklyn, New York
Oct 9 2009 8:00P
Silent Barn: w/ TV Ghost - Wizzard Sleeve Brooklyn, New York
Oct 10 2009 8:00P
Citzens Bank Stadium - TV Ghost - Wizzard Sleeve Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A Rare Treat: 3 music reviews

Here ya go, readers. Not very timely, but these releases fit the narrow scope of this weblog..


FRESH CUTS & CIGARETTE BURNS compilation single
Criminal IQ Records

Well, here’s a 6 band compilation single on Criminal IQ. I’m under the impression that the cover I have a rush-job for t
est-presses. Let’s hope so, as it’s below par for even the low standards of this weblog. At any rate, we can only hope that the “Steve Firth” responsible for the art received a passing grade in a community college graphic design course. The music? The FNU Ronnies start it off with one of their best. Fans will recognize it as a staple of their live set. It’s called “Ain’t No Place” and it’s a goddamn punk scorcher with a stiff shouted robotic chant on top of it all. The type of tune that the Ronnies exceed at. Up next is the surprise winner of the record… “Fuck Kids” by Sick Jump! Not sure if the title should be read as a demand or a sentiment, but it’s a fucking rager. Loud guitar, foaming vocals, lashing-out kind of vibe to this. Seems kind of indebted to the Boston Crew.. specifically Gang Green and Jerry’s Kids. The record’s worth the price for these 45 seconds alone. This one’s high in the running for tune of the year. The record takes a nosedive from there. The plane crashes right into the goddamn mountain. A couple tracks are inspired by British accents and skinny-tie type music. At the end is pretty serviceable HC pro-drug tune from Clevo’s Flying Trichecos, but who has the patience to wade through the nonsense that comes before it?



SICK JUMP! Cassette
38/100 self released

Here’s a pretty handsome cassette from the Philadelphia area’s possibly defunct Sick Jump! And I can assure you that the band and not me provides the explanation point at the end of their moniker. It’s got a nice looking package, a photo of some zonked-looking band members, and about a dozen compelling song titles. I was hoping that the music on this tape would live up to the standard set on their track on the compilation described above, but there’s no way to tell because the fucking drug addicts in the band forget to dub any of their own music onto the cassette. Instead I’ve got a tape of some jazz-guy named Boyd Raeburn that’s been defaced by a Sick Jump sticker. If anyone out there as heard this thing, please get in touch. I’d love to read about it…

THE NEW FLESH Cassette
Fan Death Records

Ah, the New Flesh. With the exception of TUI, they’re just about the only worthwhile outfit from Baltimore. This is a reissued, pro-made cassette of their original demo recorded in 2003 back in the classic Danny Propert/ Rick Weaver/ Jason (fucking) Donnells phase of the band. Real thuggish and ugly, the rhythm section cooks up a trebly swirl, while the guitar kind of grinds up against it. Despite the occasional blast-beat, this shit just builds and builds and gets tenser and tenser with no release. Tortured vocals give it a real alienating vibe… kinda distant and addressed to no one in particular as opposed to being pissed off. Howling at the moon, I guess. Hard to take on repeated listens… it’s got a pretty gross sound. Any sicko who likes this should seek out a copy of their split 12” with a group called Puke Attack. That one still gets a lot of spins around here.


Saturday, September 05, 2009

What's for sale?




Well the fax machine is all jammed up from overuse. Why? All of you RR//TT Fanatics keep asking about available titles and how do I buy them and is it sold out and what is a paypal and blah blah blah. Well, here's a complete list of each and every item that we can sell you at this time.

Set your browser to www.google.com if you're interested in product descriptions and peer-reviews.

Prices are FOR THE U.S.A only. Get in touch if you live somewhere else.

Prices include postage. Paypal to TestosterTunes at gmail dot com

Wholesale prices? Shoot over an email.

What’s for sale, the definitive list.

RR//TT#23 FACTORYMEN “Shitman” on 12” vinyl LP $13

RR//TT#21-A KURT VILE & THE VIOLATORS “The Hunchback E.P.” on 12” vinyl $13

RR//TT#21-B KURT VILE & THE VIOLATORS “The Hunchback E.P.” on compact disc $10

RR//TT#16 FNU RONNIES “Meat” 45 rpm vinyl single $5.50

RR//TT# CLOCKCLEAN ER “Frogrammer” b/w “Early Man” 45 rpm vinyl single $5.50

SC08 CLOCKCLEAN ER “Skinheaded Lady” b/w “Hate City” Australian import vinyl single $7


Friday, August 28, 2009

BC across the UK & the EU




ATTENTION: EUROPEAN READERS OF THIS WEBLOG

AMERICA'S BLUES CONTROL TOURS YOUR REGION

Aug 30 2009 8:00P
ROWF ROWF ROWF FEST w/ Tropa Macaca, Bridget Hayden + more Manchester, UK
Aug 31 2009 8:00P
VICTORIA HOTEL w/ Tropa Macaca, Core of the Coalman Leeds, UK
Sep 1 2009 8:00P
HEAD OF STEAM w/ Tropa Macaca, Eyeballs Newcastle, UK
Sep 2 2009 8:30P
13TH NOTE w/ Tropa Macaca, Nackt Insecten/Single Helix Trio, Wounded Knee Glasgow, Scotland
Sep 3 2009 8:00P
OSCILLATIONS FEST w/ Tropa Macaca, Thread Pulls, Misaligned Men of Automaton Belfast, Northern Ireland
Sep 4 2009 8:00P
THOMAS HOUSE w/ Tropa Macaca Dublin, Ireland
Sep 5 2009 8:00P
THE CHAMELEON w/ Tropa Macaca, Core of the Coalman, Prize Pets Nottingham, UK
Sep 6 2009 8:00P
BARDEN’S BOUDOIR w/ Tropa Macaca, Core of the Coalman London, UK
Sep 7 2009 8:30P
MAAKHAVEN w/ Tropa Macaca Den Haag, Netherlands
Sep 8 2009 8:00P
OCCII w/ Tropa Macaca, City Hands Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sep 9 2009 8:00P
WORM w/ Tropa Macaca, City Hands Rotterdam, Netherlands
Sep 10 2009 8:00P
WEST GERMANY w/ Tropa Macaca Berlin, Germany
Sep 12 2009 8:00P
EKIDNA w/ Tropa Macaca, Belzebu Katmandu Carpi, Italy
Sep 13 2009 5:00P
AREA FESTEGGIAMENTI w/ Tropa Macaca, Hybrida Soundsystem Vernasso di San Pietro al Natisone, Italy
Sep 14 2009 8:00P
GAMBETTOLA w/ Tropa Macaca Cesena, Italy
Sep 15 2009 8:00P
SECRET PLACE w/ Tropa Macaca Milano, Italy
Sep 16 2009 8:00P
SALON DES AMATEURS - Blues Control DJ set, Tropa Macaca Düsseldorf, Germany
Sep 17 2009 8:30P
KULTURRAMPE w/ Tropa Macaca Krefeld, Germany
Sep 19 2009 8:00P
KC BELGIE w/ Tropa Macaca, R.O.T., Cluster, Amolvacy, Alexander Tucker, The Last Gifted, GOL Hasselt, Belgium
Sep 20 2009 5:30P
INCUBATE FEST w/ Deepkiss 720, Gregg Kowalsky, Sheik Anorak, Saxony Speedcore Force Tilburg, Netherlands
Sep 21 2009 8:00P
LE RIGOLETTO w/ Tropa Macaca Paris, France
Sep 22 2009 8:00P
LA NICHE w/ Tropa Macaca Grenoble, France
Sep 23 2009 8:00P
CHANDAL w/ Tropa Macaca Barcelona, Spain
Sep 24 2009 8:00P
LA BOITE w/ Tropa Macaca, Lüger Madrid, Spain
Sep 25 2009 8:00P
MUSEU DO CHIADO w/ Tropa Macaca Lisbon, Portugal
Sep 27 2009 8:00P
PASSOS MANUEL w/ Tropa Macaca Porto, Portugal
Sep 28 2009 8:00P
THE MILLER London, UK

Monday, August 24, 2009

Some ink for Eric Bruntlett


Well it was a wild weekend. Werth hit a few out, so did Howard. Even Eric Bruntlett played an uncharacteristically critical role on Sunday. Some hits, some errors.. and he single-handedly turned a goddamn triple play. Take a peak...


Friday, August 21, 2009

A Slug & KV West Coast Engagements



That's right. It's a digital photograph of a slug. All that white crud coming from it's head? Beats me, I'm no slug doctor.

Here's a list of KV tourdates on the West. He boarded the plane carrying an acoustic guitar, a banjo, and a radiant wife. Do me a favor and be sure to give him a real laid-back, mellow welcome over there.


Aug 25 2009 8:00P
Galaxy Theature w/ BUILT TO SPILL, WOODS Santa ANA, California
Aug 26 2009 8:00P
Troubador w/ DUNGEN, WOODS Los Angeles, California
Aug 27 2009 8:00P
Echoplex w/ Conor Oberst And The Mystic Valley Band Los Angeles, California
Aug 28 2009 8:00P
Muddy Waters w/ WOODS Santa Barbara, California
Aug 29 2009 8:00P
mexican summer/folk yeah outdoor fest Big Sur, California
Aug 30 2009 8:00P
Bottom of the Hill w/ DUNGEN, WOODS San Francisco, California
Sep 1 2009 8:00P
Berbati’s Pan w/ DUNGEN, WOODS Portland, Oregon
Sep 2 2009 8:00P
Basement 1287 w/ EAT SKULL Eugene, Oregon
Sep 3 2009 8:00P
House Party w/ EAT SKULL San Francisco, California
Sep 4 2009 8:00P
tba w/ EAT SKULL Sacramento, California
Sep 5 2009 8:00P
FYF Fest w/ EAT SKULL + others Los Angeles, California


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

HOMOSTUPIDS in NY

Well, the HOMOSTUPIDS are playing two gigs in the New York area this weekend. Who gives a shit? Readers of this web log, that's who. Be sure to check out their black-hole take on punk music if you're the kind of person who lives in Brooklyn.




so there's a daytime appearance...



and there's a nighttime gig at a place called Death by Audio.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

"Shitman" tracklist and buying instructions..

Yo squad..

Well my little email inbox is all cluttered up. "How do I get my shitty hands on a copy of the Fmen album?" "Yo brah, what's up with that Fmen shit? I got to hear it!" and "I've been sucking dicks for weeks.. which one do I need to suck on to get this Fmen album?" Well, it's this one. Americans are encouraged to Paypal $14 to TestosterTunes@gmail.com with the message "I want to suck on that thing" and we'll get one to you. Canadians? paypal $16. The rest of you? $21. You don't like paypal? Shoot over an electronic mail.

This record is also available from Midheaven/Revolver, Fusetron, Parts Unknown, Florida's Dying, My Mind's Eye, Missing Link, and at the finer record shops in the nation and the world.

Astute listeners will note that, like My War, Shitman climbs a peak of psychosis on side b. Tracks like "Treblinka (Going Back)", "Blank Dream", "Are You Hungry", and "Timmy's Lament" will really appeal to all you sociopaths with turntables and paypal accounts.

Here's the tracklist ...

FACTORYMEN
"Shitman" LP
RR//TT#23

side one

SHOWING THE MOVIE
CHOOSING A CAMPSITE
TOMMY TELEPHONE
EDGE OF THE BATHROOM
BARK LIKE DOG
KISSING THE RAPIST
ALLEYMEN

side two

TREBLINKA (GOING BACK)
BLANK DREAM
ANSWER THE DOOR
SINKMAN
ARE YOU HUNGRY
NEXUS OF THE CRISIS
TIMMY'S LAMENT

The Man Who Got Away

TV's DAVID PUTTY is....

THE WOMAN CHASER


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

BLUES CONTROL record release event in NYC, USA

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ATTN: all readers condemned to the Mid-Atlantic region.

This coming Saturday evening, BLUES CONTROL
is hosting some sort of party at an art gallery in Brooklyn, NY in honor of their recent, stellar album titled "Local Flavor". You all are encouraged to attend despite the poor choice of venue and locale. You'll get to see BC (possibly joined by KV and Jesse Turbo) and others (including some kind of six-string street performer...) play some music and you'll get to look at an entire room of paintings which were painted by a painter named Octavius Neveaux and inspired by the band. The band BLUES CONTROL. Evidently the guy would listen to one BC tune all day long and paint the day away, filling up a canvas with something that may or may not refer to his soundtrack for that day.

So it's at a place called the Cinders Gallery at 103 Havemeyer St and it starts at 7 and ends at 11. See ya there..

There's likely more detailed information provided here.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

2 web-based videos of questionable quality and merit..

Excellent subjects though. Here's something to watch about CLOCKCLEAN ER and then something about BLUES CONTROL.. Keep an eye peeled for Andy Giles in the Cleaner vid. No unexpected guests in the BC segment..



Wednesday, July 22, 2009

"Shitman"


FACTORYMEN
“Shitman” LP
RR//TT#23

“Shitman” is the new record from Cleveland’s FACTORYMEN. It’s a thirteen track, double-sided vinyl album that will be wildly praised by some and categorically dismissed by others. You probably already know where you stand.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

A Taste of BOB BOILEAU

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I'll tell ya what. There's a lot of unsung heroes in this business. We're talking about SHOW BUSINESS. Behind each KURT VILE track is an equally gifted recording engineer. Behind each HOMOSTUPIDS release -- a similarly tasteless entertainment manager. The FNU RONNIES? They're likely fueled by a thankless provider of illegal stimulants. So CLOCKCLEAN ER... those guys were blessed to have in their camp a true professional. He's an accomplished model and actor with parts in television programs and full-length feature films. Of course, we're talking about ROBERT BOILEAU. He's appeared in truTV's Forensic Files, M. Night Shamalan's "The Happening", and pictured in the gatefold to CLOCKCLEAN ER's "Babylon Rules".

Take a look at some his work right here on YouTube, an internet-based video sharing network. And this is just a taste. Look for him later this year opposite Reese Witherspoon in a film with noted Professional Sports Fan Jack Nicholson..

Here he is in THE HAPPENING.. skip ahead to 3:45 and peak to Mark Wahlberg's left. (MARKS'S LEFT!! NOT YOURS!!)



And here's Bob in a pilot-commercial for the Subway Hoagie Chain. It was rejected. He is only featured in the beginning and the end. The middle is pretty stupid.