Tuesday, May 18, 2010

i'm all about the hunches right now

the other night bryan and i were hanging out and i was looking for something to listen to that i hadn't played ina while. i saw the hunches ye no shut it lp and was like, hm, this could work. and, of course, it did. i had almost forgotten how much i dig those dudes. i missed out on their last lp, but yes no shut it and hobo sunrise will keep me afloat til i can find a copy of the final one. it occurred to me the other night that the hunches are the band i always want to be in. i don't know if i've heard a better example of music so continually close to falling apart. the songs always regroup and set back out to self destruct.

here's an ITR link:

here's the myspace:

here's a vid of a show at kraftbrau in 2006:

Saturday, February 13, 2010

wounded lion

i keep running across show listings for wounded lion and i'm very bummed that i haven't taken the time to check them out til this morning. new-ish thing including monty buckles from lamps fame, among others who probably do other good shit that i don't know about. regardless, wounded lion is a ton of fun.
they have this vid posted on their myspace:

it is the most distracting video in the best way.

myspace: http://www.myspace.com/wlion

Sunday, January 10, 2010


i was wandering around on myspace this morning and in my travels i saw someone had the ganglians in their top 8 (remember how rad it used to be if you got in someone's top 8?) and i was like, shit i been meaning to listen to these dudes. they came through salt lake in the summer or fall i think and i missed the show because of some, probably dumb, reason. i remember back then wanting to check it out because i had heard good stuff about them. so, this morning i let their whole play list play and its pretty great. they get kinda dark but still manage to make some catchy semi pop music. and it isn't even contrived.

Ganglians from Ray ConcepcioƱ on Vimeo.

here's the myspace: http://www.myspace.com/ganglian
they are from sacramento

Sunday, December 13, 2009


i dig them. if you dig jesus'n'mary chain you'll dig them too. they been kinda blowing up lately and since i haven't posted here in a while, i figgered they would be a good place to pick back up. their records aren't too tough to get a hold of. try goner and florida's dying, and even ebay for some of the older ones.
here's a vid from psych fest:


Sunday, September 27, 2009

couch dancing

i was commenting to newlin today that i wanted to listen to something i haven't listened to in a long time. but i didn't know what. i've been uploading photos from compound shows and for some reason i get kinda nostalgic when i do that, dunno why, some of these shows were only like a week ago. still, i try not to get caught up too heavily in nostalgia, sure i've mentioned that before.
moving on.
i was thinking about bands that walk the line between nostalgia and productivity and i was like, man, no one does that better than '68 comeback. doesn't matter how far back into music jeff & co reach, they still keep what they're doing fresh. dead friends seem like they just died with these dudes. i pulled out "a bridge too fuckin far" as i set bout my task of documenting compound shows on facebook and it felt perfect.
someday my prince will come:


Saturday, September 19, 2009

i can't believe i've neglected writing about them: the demon's claws

i came across these guys in about 2006 then got to see them play at the last hozac blackout, also in 2006. they decimated me. this is closest thing i can think of to describing how they play: once i was hiking in the mountains around here and i was pretty high up and i was near a gravel slide and decided i wanted to take a short cut down. so i started making my way down this gravel slide and didn't realize how steep it was so i either had to slide down on my ass or run. since ruining a pair of jeans wasn't appealing i decided to run, and it wasn't so much running as it was giant leaps with no control. i was going so fast that each "step" was about ten feet apart. and there was no slowing down, and i was simultaneously in and out of control, and it was totally beyond my control. that's what i think of when i listen to the demons claws, once they start they can't control what happens. they're some of those folks who continue to prove sound is a physical force. i've been listening to their records over and over again the past few days. i kinda get stuck on their latest lp, "satans little pet pig", and have slowly realized i really want to rip off every song they do. i'm fine with that.

please head over to the nearest wrong side of town:


Monday, September 14, 2009

a new romance

i got a friend request on myspace for a band called younger lovers. very good. very gay. i'm in love. not gay love, but rocknroll love. so snotty. from oakland.

with any luck i can get this record and talk about it some more.