3rd October 2014
In my first for Floridian Magazine, I interviewed Benjamin Booker again about the people and places in Tampa that influenced him, including Transitions Art Gallery, New World Brewery, Cult Ritual/Merchandise and more.
2nd October 2014
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Picked up two of my favorite records this year, Nothing’s Guilty of Everything and Against Me!’s Transgender Dysphoria Blues, on pink vinyl with part of proceeds going to breast cancer charity.
25th September 2014
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Saw Joyce Manor, Des Ark and The Exquisites last night in a pretty great triple bill. If only Places to Hide played this show too…
16th September 2014
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Good news and bad news. Good news: we are not gonna be a band anymore! Bad news: we are not gonna be a band anymore. There will probably never be a cooler rock group.
We do have a couple things still planned though - - we are playing in Brooklyn Oct 3rd, and then…
12th September 2014
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Here’s a flier I did for Pallbearer’s show in Tampa.
My brother’s now officially in the Tampa flyer game. Watch out, everyone.
26th August 2014
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Sure, I’ll do this. Thanks for picking me:
1. Schlong, “The Gambling Channel”: Schlong is a Bay Area punk band I got through Punk Side Story, which basically sounds like Operation Ivy or Crimpshrine faithfully covering West Side Story. This is a demented cover of this Muppets song from the high-minded Poop Loops.
2. My Bloody Valentine, “If I Am”: This is one of my favorite songs from
m b v. It’s lighter than “She Found Now,” my pick for the album’s best track, but doesn’t go quite as airy as “New You,” many people’s favorite song from this album, to my dismay.
3. King Tuff, “Screaming Skull”: This is from on a free Sub Pop compilation I picked up in Seattle. They put it out around a 25th anniversary festival held there and I picked it up because it had Metz and Mudhoney and some other bands I like on it. This would be one of the bands on the compilation I have no discernible feelings toward.
4. Radiator Hospital, “Your Boyfriend”: This isn’t quite as good as “Our Song,” which is the obvious standout on this record, but it shows their skill at penning pop songs. I tend to like Radiator Hospital’s electric tracks more than their acoustic ones, which I guess this skirts by making their first half acoustic.
5. Laura Stevenson and the Cans, “The Source and the Sound”: Laura Stevenson and the Cans get compared to Neutral Milk Hotel fairly often nowadays, and this is the song on A Record that I think sounds most like them. I guess “Landslide Song” does too.
6. Dillinger Four, “Portrait of the Artist as a Fucking Asshole”: D! 4!
7. Caves, “I Don’t Care, I Don’t Care”: This is a noisy, fuzzy pop-punk band from the U.K. who put out a free record called Betterment last year. Their music gets stuck in my head pretty often, including the sing-song lyrics of this opening track:
8. Jawbreaker, “Big”: This track has the unfortunate luck to be right before “Chesterfield King,” the best song on Bivouac and the one everyone remembers most. But it has a nice mix of the catchiness of that track and the heaviness of the rest of the record.
9. The Breeders, “Fortunately Gone”: This song isn’t the one most people would associate with Pod, I imagine. But it is a very sweet (again, not necessarily what you’d associate with that record) little track that’s done in under two minutes.
10. Shinobu, “Cetacean History”: I’ve always felt like Shinobu was a severely underrated band, one who did the “literate indie rock” thing better than many other groups. This would be a good example: somehow penning a noisy, catchy track that uses the phrase “cetacean history” as its hook.
I was one away from De La Soul’s “Eye Know.” Love that song. I’ll pass this along to 24hrevengetherapy, moonsmilk, frommartyrdomtostartyrdom, sadclown, tomtraubertsnotblues, tblant, fvtvres and behindpunkyo, if any of them want to do it.
25th August 2014
Covered the inaugural Southern Darkness Fest, which brought Pelican and several other metal bands to Tampa this weekend (my favorite sets were Sannhet, Yautja and Pelican.) You can read it here.
6th August 2014
My interview with Jerry Dufrain, owner of the Orpheum and promoter for Tampa’s inaugural Southern Darkness Fest, with Pelican headlining (and all kinds of heavy music too, but I don’t write the headlines.)