Entries tagged with: Lushes
It all began in the early '90s, when [Andee] Connors left his home and school in San Diego to play music in the Bay Area. Shortly thereafter ('92), he teamed up with bassist John Trevor Benson and guitarist and fellow vocalist Erik Hoversten to "make the most difficult music possible."Bay Area math rock trio A Minor Forest broke up in 1998 but are fondly remembered alongside acts like Don Caballero, Rodan and June of 44. They're also remembered for giving their serious-sounding songs some amazingly non-serious titles like "Jacking Off George Lucas" and "No One Likes an Old Baby." (Also, drummer and lead "yeller" Andee Connors set up his kit at the front of the stage with his back to the audience.) In December 2013, the band played reunited at San Francisco's Bottom of the Hill which was their first show in 15 years.
According to Connors, A Minor Forest took on a higher calling early on: making weird art and fucking with audiences as much as possible.
"A lot of our early shows were 45 minutes of nonstop repetition," Connors says. "Over time, we drifted away from that and became less overtly annoying."
Along the way, some people caught on to A Minor Forest's "weird art project." One such person: Legendary Nirvana producer Steve Albini, of Big Black and Shellac fame, who recorded AMF's album Flemish Altruism (Constituent Parts 1993-1996) on Thrill Jockey in 1996. - [SF Bay Guardian]
2014 finds the reactivated A Minor Forest very busy. Thrill Jockey will reissue 1996's Flemish Altruism and 1998's Inindependence as a four-LP set for Record Store Day, with the former getting a total remaster and new artwork. Shortly after, the band will head out on tour, stopping in NYC on May 7 at Glaslands with The Austerity Program, and LUSHES. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All tour dates are listed, along with some streams and live video, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Austin garage rockers Ghetto Ghouls are releasing their self-titled LP on April 8 via Monofonus Press, and after sharing one of its tracks, "Peepshow," they're back with another, "Living Alone," which makes its premiere in this post. It's a lo-fi, distortion-covered downer punk dirge that has the singer yelling not much more than "I'M LIVINGGG ALONEEE" repeatedly and increasingly less restrained for the song's minute and a half duration. Check it out below.
Like many other Austin bands, Ghetto Ghouls will play a number of hometown shows next week for the insanity that is SXSW, including the Ping Pong day party at Hotel Vegas (3/12) with Natural Child, Shocked Minds, Dirty Fences and more; the Monofonus Press day party at Beerland (3/12) with Destruction Unit, Guerilla Toss, Lushes and others; the Thread Pull Records day party at Trailer Space (3/13) with Crooked Bangs, Lie and others; the official Monofonus showcase at The Hideout (3/15) with Protomartyr, Love Inks and more; and the annual Panache Hangover Party on Sunday (3/16) with Tweens, September Girls, The Blind Shake, Calvin Love, A Giant Dog, Yvette and many more.
Their SXSW schedule in list format, and the new song, below...
Dead Meadow will soon start a North American tour which will hit NYC twice: Bowery Ballroom on February 11 (support TBA) and then Glasslands on February 15 with Vietnam and Lushes. Tickets for Bowery go on sale Friday (1/10) at noon; Glasslands are on sale now. They'll also be at Austin Psych Fest in May. All dates are listed below.
by Bill Pearis
Well I hope everyone had a lovely holiday. Apart from going to see The Wolf of Wall Street with my parents (something I strongly advise against unless your parents are Abel Ferrara or something) mine was great, thanks. With New Year's on a Wednesday and not everyone back to the grind, things are still a little slow around here so I thought I'd revive This Week in Indie (or something like it) just this once, as there are some notable shows this weekend that don't necessarily have tours attached to them.
Yvette have been around for a couple years now, honing their brand of goth/industrial mechanics. The duo dropped Process back in November on God Mode (the label co-run by former P4K/Voice writer Nick Sylvester who also bashes the kit for Mr. Dream) and it's a pummelling, intense listen. (Check it out on Rdio.) You also get the sense that its foreboding clank will be magnified live, which seems to have been the case for their opening slot at Factory Floor a couple weeks ago.
You can see for yourself when Yvette play >Glasslands on Friday (1/3) with Christines and Future Punx, making for an all-around recommended show. Christines is the new band from Andy of Woven Bones which shares zero in common with his old band apart from fuzz pedals. This is more in the stratosphere-scraping shoegaze, not unlike late-'90s Swervedriver. No recordings released yet but definitely excited to see them live. Future Punx, the new project from ex-Fergus & Geronimo's Jason Kelly, draw inspiration from early, hyperactive new wave like Oingo Boingo, Devo, and Wall of Voodoo. They're a lot of fun.
UPDATE: due to Friday's predicted single-digit temperatures, tonight's Glasslands show is postponed till 2/21. All tickets honored.
Other Friday shows: Neon Indian will be DJing at Cameo headlining a bill that also features sets from Joel Ford (Ford & Lopatin) and Heathered Pearls (tix); it's a garage-y show at Union Pool with Hector's Pets, Dirty Fences, and A Rex & J Rex; it would be hard to resist heading to Brooklyn Night Bazaar to catch Swearin', Cymbals Eat Guitars, Porcelain Raft and Low Fat Getting High (it is a free show); and The Everymen, The Brooklyn What and a bunch more bands will be paying tribute to the late Lou Reed at The Gutter with proceeds going to The Ali Forney Center which provides shelter for homeless LGBTQ youth (more info).
Boston's Bent Shapes will be in town at Glasslands on Saturday (1/4), opening for Gospels and Rumors. I'm not sure what a scrappy indiepop band are doing on a bill with two much more commercial-oriented bands, but that doesn't diminish the many charms of Bent Shapes' Feels Weird which adds a welcome dose of angularity, muscle and attitude to the band's jangly, jaunty tunes. They were great when they played the Sound Bites Series (which I curate) back in August.
Other Saturday shows of note: as I wrote earlier today, I'm a big fan of Los Angeles' Colleen Green who makes low-fi Ramones-y pop and plays Death by Audio with Cassie Ramone, Xray Eyeballs and more; and CT noiseniks Magik Markers will be celebrating the release of their new album at Union Pool with fellow caucophists Degreaser and Lushes (tix).
And on Sunday (1/5) you can head to Mercury Lounge for a double-dose of local dreampop with Autodrone and Mahogany, plus local post-punk band Kissing Is A Crime and Highly Suspect.
Flyers for some of the shows mentioned in this post are below...
Noise trio Magik Markers hadn't released an album since 2009's Balf Quarry until this past November when they put out its followup, Surrender to the Fantasy, on Drag City. The record was recorded partially in J Mascis' attic in Amherst, and as you might expect, sounds completely void of any type of studio work. You can hear the whole thing over at SPIN, and stream one of its tracks, "Bonfire," below.
Magik Markers will celebrate the new album with a slightly belated record release party in Brooklyn on January 4 at Union Pool with Degreaser and Lushes. Tickets for that show are on sale now. It's their only announced date at the moment.
Song stream below...
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Mutilation Rites at Saint Vitus, Nov 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Mutilation Rites have added a last minute show with Slaughter The Prophets, Exshitence, Nerve Gas Attak, Hell Bent and Crusty P at The Swamp (258 Johnson) TONIGHT (12/7):
Mutilation Rites playing a benefit show at 258 Johnson tomorrow night - used to be the Lake. Its now called "The Swamp." It goes to a kid named Tomasz who got hit by a drunk driver on his bike and is now in a coma.In other news, Providence noise oddballs Tinsel Teeth play a two night stay in NYC this weekend, logging shows at Death By Audio tonight (12/7) with Necking, Lushes and Psychic Blood; and 255 McKibbin Lofts on Saturday (12/8) with BIG UPS, Osekre & The Lucky Bastards, Advaeta and Yeah Well, Whatever.
$5-$10 DONATIONS AT THE DOOR
258 JOHNSON AVE / L TO MONTROSE
DOORS 8pm / BANDS 8:30PM
Support for Von show at Saint Vitus on Tuesday (12/11) has been announced, including Magic Is Küntmaster and Anicon, the latter of which features Owen Rundquist (Trenchgrinder) and Lev Weinstein (Krallice). Tickets are still available. Swing below for streaming Anicon tracks, it's worth a listen.
Head below for all Evillive-approved shows for the next two weeks and a new Despise You video (it's a bit hard to watch and reportedly their "first and last music video").
Dan Deacon at Ecstatic Music Fest (more by David Andrako)
Dan Deacon has released "Lots", the first single from the Baltimore-an's debut LP for Domino Records America, due on August 27/28. In preparation, Deacon has will play a few dates around the states as well as in Europe, including a stop at River Rocks at Pier 84 on July 12th for a FREE show with John Maus and recently added opener Roomrunner. All Dan Deacon dates are listed below. All River Rocks shows are listed HERE.
If you can't wait to get your fix of the noisy-skronk of Roomrunner then head by Cake Shop on June 15th. There the ex-Double Dagger band will team with the also great Dope Body, Zulus, Guardian Alien and Lushes. Full set of Roomrunner dates are listed below along with a stream of their recent EP.
Speaking of John Maus, he's preparing to release A Collection of Rarities and Previously Unreleased Material on July 13th via Ribbon Music. The record features tracks that date back as far as 1999, and you can check out one track "Mental Breakdown" below. Order your copy via the label. the first 500 come in a rare translucent pink.
A listing of all tour dates and some streams are below.