A while back I posted a few black-n-white pics from this same show;
I finally got off my ass and scanned the
color ones in with the shitty scanner. Seriously, this band
puts on one of the best shows I've ever seen, and
are not to be missed if you ever get the chance.
Beat Beat Beat
I randomly went down to the Stork club for a punk show and had the
good fortune of seeing this group Beat
Beat Beat who were on tour from Atlanta. Real catchy shit
with a lot of power-pop influence, I think they have
an album out on Dirtnap that should be available now.
Cajun Gems - Japanese
Banjo. I have no input on this other than it came off of
a Wantage USA comp that
came out last year I think.
Catfish Haven - I
Don't Worry. Some of their songs almost run a funk/frat
rock vibe, but the good tracks far
outweigh the bad on their
album "Tell Me". Eric Bachmann - Carrboro
Woman. Bachmann's new album "To The Races" is totally fantastic,
again I love everything the
man does. This is one of many great songs on the release. Lucero - Anjalee.
Despite how much I've been loving this band I still haven't picked
up their new record.
This is from an older album
"Nobody's Darlings" that is highly recommended. Sam Prekop - Something.
Ahh, soft jazz rock, you sound so good to me sometimes, and
Sam Prekop is
the king of your genre. Tenement Halls - Up
& Over Thee Turnstiles. Former singer of the Rock*A*Teens,
one of the few bands
on Merge I never got into;
but this is high-quality American stuffs. I know this is a departure
from his older
output but it makes me think
maybe I should give that Rock*A*Teens catalogue a second chance.
The Lights - Your
Boyfriend Has A Pretty Machine. Another track from the Wantage
USA comp men-
tioned above, and another
band from that comp I know nothing about and am too lazy to research
now. Good comp though
if you can track it down. The Steinbecks - Apollo.
I was stoked when I randomed across this Australian pop band in
the bargain bin...
I had a cassette dub of this
CD for much of college but had long since lost that tape. Great stuff.
***November Twelfth Two Thousand and Six***
My good friends from NC The Rosebuds rolled through town last
fall on tour with the Shout Out Louds, and I only
recently found this roll of half-film shots, and happily there
were a couple of decent pics on it - I particularly like
the first photo of them together at the merch booth.
These fine, upstanding local lads played the newish Oakland club
called the Uptown a couple of months back,
and while most of my shots sucked there were a couple of'em that
Replicator was opening for Big Business, who I had even worse
luck with...this photo of the drummer Cody was
the only thing I liked of the dozen or so attempts I made at taking
a decent photo.
An Online Mixtape of: Small (sometimes referred to as
I was all set to write about the history of this often overlooked
group out of the fertile Chapel Hill scene of the
early nineties and then I found this write up and,
well...I wasn't put on this earth to recreate the wheel and that
page has pretty much all the information you would need on this
often overlooked band. It always seemed like
they were a bit of a red-headed stepchild living outside of the
mighty Archers of Loaf/Superchunk/Polvo trium-
virate, never receiving their due accolades. Here is a 20-track
collection of my favorite songs, a "greatest hits"
if you will, arranged in chronological order of when the band
released the material. These songs played a
huge role in forming the musical tastes I hold today and I still
listen to this fine band quite a bit even now more
than 10 years after their last released material.