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***November Twenty Eighth Two Thousand and Six***


This is patriotism.


The Constantines


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.


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Randomz Musicz

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, but then
        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 right
        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***





The Rosebuds
   
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.


Replicator

 
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 were tolerable.  


Big Business


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.


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An Online Mixtape of: Small (sometimes referred to as Small 23)

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.


Cakes EP (1993)
        Empty Room
        Cakes
        Chuck's Buzz

True Zero Hook (1993)
        True Zero Hook
        Noodles
        Finding It Hard To Believe That There Was A Floor
        Saturday

Free T-Shirts For Spain EP (1994)
        Stereophone

Chin Music (1994)
        Mona Skips Breakfast
        Shaken Not Stirred
        Toastmaster
        My Head Is Full Of Chocolate
        Could You Be On My Side?

Silver Gleaming Death Machine (1995)  
        Steal Some Candy
        The Bert Factor
        Halter And Flick
        Vega And Boston
        Do The Math
        Map Of The Stars
        Top Of The Hill






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