Posted in MP3 | To Do | music on July 2, 2008

by Black Bubblegum

DOWNLOAD: The Weight - "A Day In The Sun" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: King Tuff - "Sun Medallion" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: TK Webb And The Visions - "Teen Is Still Shaking" (MP3)

The Weight
The Weight

The Weight Are Men. I can't/won't literally vouch for that (no offense dudes), but I know that The Weight will drop an album of that name on August 5th via The Colonel Records, their first album and their first since playing our SXSW party in March. The classic rock/country-tinged "A Day In The Sun" (download above) is pretty representative of Are Men.

King Tuff is an offshoot of the mighty Witch (and Feathers for that matter), sharing member/frontman Kyle Thomas betwixt them. Whereas Witch is all Sabbath-ian brawn, the King Tuff song "Sun Medallion" takes its roots in lo-fi garage rock (from Was Dead, due in the "late summer/early fall").

TK Webb & The Visions is TK Webb (duh), with The Visions being comprised of past/present members of Love Is Laughter and a current member of The Comas & Blood On The Wall (Brian Hale & Nic Gonzales). The upcoming Ancestor (Kemado, Sept 2nd) retains alot of the blues of Phantom Parade, but heads in a heavier rock direction ("Teen Is Still Shaking" is above).

Tournament is one of those hardcore/punk bands that seems to be on every punk/heavy music bill in NYC. Their newest EP, the eclectic Swordswallower, is available for download (IN FULL) for the meager price of nada at their myspace. (TOTALLY worth it)

So.... what the hell do these bands have in common? They are all playing the inaugural Freedom Fest NYC this July 4th-6th!

To set it off right, here's how the press release ends:

Things to expect:
Total Fucking Mayhem.
I hope so. With hopes on high, lets check out the rest of it:

Freedom FEst

Freedom Fest is a celebration of all things American; Booze, BBQ and Live Music.

Freedom Fest runs from July 4th-6th in Brooklyn, NY.

Featuring performances by King Tuff (Kyle Thomas of Witch), The Weight, Andre Either, The Stalkers and many more.

July 4th

Freedom BBQ extravaganza
@322 Union Avenue.
FREE BEER AND FOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!
w/
White Shoes
Alana Amram
The Foxhunt
The Goddamn Rattlesnake


Trash Bar (directly following the fireworks) 256 Grand St Brooklyn, NY 11211
w/
The Weight
Electric Shadows
Live Fast Die
Stalkers


July 5th

The Glasslands 289 Kent Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211
w/
Andre Ethier
U.S. Royalty
King Tuff
TK Webb And The Visions
J Roddy and the Business
(opened the Pool show on Sunday)


July 6th

The Charleston 174 Bedford Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211
w/
Tournament
Bad Dream
Midnight Prayers
Cop City/Chill Pillars
Modern Bummer

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Comments (14)

Nevermind who's playing where. As we approach our day of Independence, we need to remember that 9/11 was an INSIDE JOB, and work tirelessly to ensure that our criminal government never again carry out a False-Flag terror operation, killing thousands of innocent Americans.

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Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 11:36 PM

there's no way building no. 6 could have fallen, so long after, in such a controlled manner. not on it's own.

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2008 4:20 AM

and building 7. demolitions.

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2008 4:31 AM

there must be 200 sealed, unopened TK Webb cd's on the street in front of my building. i grabbed a few last night, not knowing what it was, but there are definitely a couple hundred left.

643 morgan ave, between nassua and norman if you're interested.

Posted by McG | July 3, 2008 8:53 AM

rip off freedom fest.

the real one goes down on the 25th, pre ween.

i'll be running around sacrificing hipsters while deaner melts my face off.

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2008 10:07 AM

first off, why is it so unbelievable that WTC 7 fell when every single other building in the area collapsed, two of which did probably with the impact of a 10.0 richter scale earthquake that no doubt wreaked havoc on WTC 7's foundation.

now, the weight (the band). i really hadn't pegged white trash bar band rock as the next brooklyn hipster revival target, but i fear i may be wrong, though i pray that i'm not. then again, kings of leon have been doing this sort of crap for a while haven't they...

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2008 11:40 AM

a band called "The Weight" trying desperately failing to sound/look like the Band...pathetic

Posted by hotcarpet | July 3, 2008 12:17 PM

if they grow longer hair and longer beards and live in a house together making funky ass gospel bluesy rock, i might start buying it. otherwise, they're just doing the fucking urban outfitter's version of The Band...

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2008 2:58 PM

singer's voice sounds a little affected with the country warbling. a more straightforward vocal approach would sound, well, less affected. leave that warbling thing to the nashville squares.

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2008 3:29 PM

ha

Posted by gottalovemessageboardcritics | July 3, 2008 4:13 PM

seriously, the nashville warble singing thing is...not good.

Posted by Anonymous | July 4, 2008 12:18 AM

We don't care. We don't pose. We'll steal your money. We'll steal your shows.

Posted by Joseph 1 | July 4, 2008 11:34 AM

King Tuff is an offshoot of the mighty Witch (and Feathers for that matter), sharing member/frontman Kyle Thomas betwixt them. Whereas Witch is all Sabbath-ian brawn, the King Tuff song "Sun Medallion" takes its roots in lo-fi garage rock (from Was Dead, due in the "late summer/early fall"). weight loss man.

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