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2014 10 16 • WAXER (5…4…3…2…fun!!)

aaa had WAXER on the show. they are a sort of newer three-piece punk band. i think have played just one show but have been playing together for a year or so. they have no internet so just look around for flyers wherever you see flyers.

dave from the grave called in during the show and said they have a “wild style.” or was it a “weird style” ? i can’t remember. whatever it was, if dave digs it then you dig it. that’s how it works.

also, went back in time two years to play a recording of HESSE playing at biko garage.

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Dogbreth “More Cool” from Sentimental Health
Ghost Cousin “In Any Place” from SCOTLAND
Body Parts “Desperation” from Fire Dream
The Hairs “DROOL” from Call Me Mista
Caity Fisher “This Heart of Mine” from Only the Wind
Brown Bread “White Cacoon” from Is Dead
Crystal Stilts “Worlds Gone Weird” from Nature Noir
Advance Base “Goldfish in a Robin’s Nest” from A Shut-in’s Prayer

LIVE: Waxer

Speedy Ortiz “Frankenweenie” from The Death of Speedy Ortiz
Bears “I Can’t Make Things Right” from Greater Lakes
Amy O “Water Source” from Songs From April
Carsick “I Slept on Your Floor” from No Farmers, No Food
Boogdish “Karen” from Live Free, Die Bald
Briana Marela “Morning Light” from Water Ocean Lake
Cat Cat Tiger Cat “Around the Corner” from Cat Cat Tiger Cat
Mmoss “Thyme” from I
S.M. Wolf “King of the Suits” from Sorry Joint
Telephone Callers “Best Breakfast” from Fuck Dorian 7”
Walter TV “It Feels So Good” from Live and Dubbed at the D.O.S.
Cliff Dweller “He Ran From Nothing” from When We Get to Heaven EP
Coin Operated Barb “Fire Engine Red Dreams” from Imperfection is Underrated

Hesse - Live at Biko Garage. October 16, 2012

— 3 days ago with 5 notes
#5432fun  #radio  #kcsb  #waxer  #hesse  #dogbreth  #ghost cousin  #body parts  #the hairs  #caity fisher  #brown bread  #crystal stiltz  #advance base  #speedy ortiz  #bears  #amy o  #carsick  #boogdish  #briana marela  #cat cat tiger cat  #mmoss  #s.m. wolf  #telephone callers  #walter tv  #cliff dwellers  #seagullinvasion  #coin operated barb 

satanists against halloween meeting tomorrow at pentagrandma’s house

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2014 10 09 • OREE OLDSMOBILE (5…4…3…2…fun!!)

eeee had OREE OLDSMOBILE in the studio to play some songs. oree is out here from israel doing an mfa at ucsb. come to a show or art show sometime! played some original songs, instrumentals and 50s covers! you can find some embarrassing old videos here and some newer ones here.

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Crying “Vacation” from Get Olde
Michael RJ Saalman “Cancerous” from Ripe Hymns
Art Sorority for Girls “The Cape” from Older Boys
Remambran “Median of Yr Street” from Drawing Out
True Crush “Diss Appear” from We Like Us
Just Another Snake Cult “Cupid Makes a Fool Out of Me” from cupid makes a fool of me
Consilience “On The Rise” from Home Demo
Yalls “Warlords” from United
Staring Problem “Faced” from 3 Song EP
FiSH BREATH “Child-Eyed Moth” from Songs From the Chaparral
Dubb Nubb “Mama Deer” from Mama Deer / Old Days
Streight Angular “It’s Christmas! (NSFW)” from XMAS 2014-3014
Free Cake For Every Creature “Your Face Is Birthday Cake” from Shitty Beginnings
Star Canyon “Summer Sleep” from Star Canyon
Grey Keeper “Within the Wind” from Hills
Liliana “Dumb Boys (Naturally)” from what is the un i verse
Nicole Kidman “Thirst for God” from Past and Present
Zebra Hunt “The City Sighs” from Zebra Hunt

LIVE: Oree Oldsmobile

Catgut “Fightpicker” from Fightpicker
Winnebago “Blinders” from All By My Side
NONA “Bottles” from Through the Head
Swamp Meat “Ball of Dirt” from Tomorrow
Tropic Harbour “Golden Rays” from Colour
Velma and the Happy Campers “Pork Chop” from Songs About Dreams
Whatever, Dad “waffles, 10/24/13 9:37 PM” from 100% Take Home!

— 1 week ago with 2 notes
#5432fun  #kcsb  #radio  #oree oldsmobile  #crying  #michael rj saalman  #art sorority for girls  #remambran  #true crush  #just another snake cult  #consilience  #yalls  #staring problem  #fish breath  #dubb nubb  #streight angular  #free cake for every creature  #star canyon  #grey keeper  #liliana  #nicole kidman  #zebra hunt  #catgut  #winnebago  #nona  #swamp meat  #tropic harbour  #velma and the happy campers  #whatever dad 
2014 10 02 (5…4…3…2…fun!!)

no live bands tonight. just me and my lonesome. but i played live recordings by HEATWARMER and NIGHTMOM.

also, jaycub (younger shoulder) called and we hung out on the phone for a while. always the super best treat!

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The Spook School “Cameraman” from Here We Go / Cameraman
Surf Harp “Sunny San Francisco Bay” from Galapagos
Witch Gardens “Standard Poodle” from R-I-P
Bike Month “Summer Tour 2008” from Bike Month
Flashlight O “Earth Mantle” from SCIENCE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Heatwarmer - Live at Biko Garage. September 8, 2014

Sharkbait “Visitor” from Sharktape
Meghan’s T.V. “Explain It All” from Kim’s Room
Neo Boys “Between Borders” from Sooner Or Later
Princess Reason “Something Cold Inside Is Warming” from Princess Reason

Nightmom - Live at Biko Garage. August 12, 2014

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#5432fun  #kcsb  #radio  #diy  #diy pop  #heatwarmer  #nightmom  #spook school  #surf harp  #witch gardens  #bike month  #flashlight o  #sharkbait  #meghan's t.v.  #neo boys  #princess reason 
2014 09 25 • SPLIT SCREENS (5…4…3…2…fun!!)

cool. live band SPLIT SCREENS down here from sf on a short california coast tour. five of them playing some sweet rock sounds. and contrary to what the image may suggest, they are in fact corporeal beings. although having invisible people play on this show someday is a dream of mine. so close!

they’re in san diego friday and up in san jose on saturday. check them out if you can. and find them here or here or here.

also, played a live set by RADIATOR HOSPITAL from this past saturday september 20 at a house in los angeles. it was outside so it sounds a little goofy but yah!

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Wild Moth “Souvenir (No Future)” from Over, Again
White Poppy “Treeforts” from I Had a Dream
Secret Abilities “Tonight” from Rise From Your Grave
Total Noise “Jealous Lover” from U.S. American Rhythms
So Pitted “Holding the Void” from -__-

LIVE: Split Screens

Whitman “Golden Days” from Restoring Darkness
Sorority Noise “Still Shrill” from Forgettable
Very Okay “The Hole” from Small Loud
Seacats “We Don’t Sleep” from Metal Music
The Middle Ones “Freely With You” from Carry on Rioting
Southern Femisphere “Houses” from Houses
Wide Streets “All the Dogs Who Died in Space” from Saga of the Bruja
Special Explosion “LifeGuard” from EP
Tastes Kinda Like Sad “Phantom Limbs” from Doomed to Be Alone
Spacin’ “While You Come Around” from 1/1/11 Demo
Moon Hag “Pills” from Demon

Radiator Hospital - Live at Rogie’s House. September 20, 2014

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#5432fun  #radio  #kcsb  #diy  #diy pop  #split screens  #wild moth  #white poppy  #secret abilities  #total noise  #so pitted  #whitman  #sorority noise  #very okay  #seacats  #the middle ones  #southern femisphere  #wide streets  #special explosion  #tastes kinda like sad  #spacin'  #moon hag  #radiator hospital 

music reviews by my Dad:

IMAVOLCANO 7” EP by Fishboy

I was struck by the almost satirical culture clash: two seemingly antagonistic subcultures thrown together in close quarters—made closer and muggier by a rare August rain.

How exactly the indie rock/punk rock festival called “Growing Up is Dumb” came to be held at American Legion Post 30 in Pomona, California, is probably a fascinating story, but one beyond my limited knowledge. All I know is that hordes of black-clad, tattooed, pierced, and anti-establishment youth descended upon that bastion of the proud veterans of the American military service.

I was there to see my daughter’s band perform, but during one of the breaks something caught my eye. It was an old yellowed photograph on the wall of a World War I army officer. His earnest gaze, something I found myself drawn to, seemed to be directed to the very stage area where the bands were performing, one after another. Capt. Charles P. Rowe, I found out later, died not long after that picture was taken, on a battlefield in France, a hero to his troops in a war against tyranny and fascism. But that night, it felt like Capt. Rowe was watching those performances over our shoulders, deeply interested in a spectacle quite beyond his experience.

That was the strange incongruous setting in which I encountered, and enjoyed, the band called Fishboy. Incongruous, that is, but not inharmonious. And it is great to have actually attended a live performance by a band that I am reviewing. Fishboy has, among its several releases, a 7” four-track vinyl record, complete with an exquisite comic book which illustrates and narrates the four-chapter saga of Imavolcano. And quite an existential saga it is.

The opening track (the title track) of Imavolcano shows exactly what I mean. “IMAVOLCANO” introduces us, with an irrepressible beat and up-tempo lyrics, to the hero of the story: an apparently semi-active volcano who seems to be a good natured fellow but who lacks self-awareness to a large degree. The song’s vocals are good and the instrumentals are professional caliber. I very much like the instrumental interlude (mainly keyboard, I guess) that follows the up-tempo portion, and is joined by slower-tempo vocals that take us to the end of Chapter 1. At that point our Volcano has, with the help of his loyal friends, achieved a dynamic new self-image.

Chapter 2 (“Babyfood Jar”) dawns with another compelling drumbeat (a backbeat?) and crisp, twangy vocals telling a moral tale about the empowerment of making life-changing decisions that may take on volcanic proportions. There is ambiguity here: are we all volcanos in our hearts? Are volcanos forever searching for their inner humanity? We are left with the swirling irony of these riddles to keep us up at night. But we must be brave, and face “The Dilemma” (“Dip My Head in Water”) in Chapter 3, where selflessness and sacrifice contend with our love for life itself. Just as Fishboy’s insistent drums and nimble guitars contend for supremacy, while the vivacious vocals rise to a well-harmonized point-counterpoint duel.

And, the uplifting finale: “I am Still a Volcano”. Although it reprises the title song, the finale gives us a softer, tinkling, xylophonic kind of sound, and brings in some more of Fishboy’s delightful point-counterpoint harmonies.

Now, the one thing that you can’t get from listening to Fishboy’s album is the extreme energy of the band when it plays live. Fishboy is, to my ancient eyes, a bundle of hyper-energy and perpetual motion. Fishboy epitomizes perfectly the free spirit that is so intrinsic to indie or punk rock music. And it is that free spirit that brings the gleam to Capt. Charles P. Rowe’s eyes. You look in those eyes and you know he is proud of his country, a land where punk rockers and American Legionaires can hang out in mutual respect, share a beer, trade a joke or two, and bring smiles to one another’s faces. I like that America. Tragic though was his fate, Charles P. Rowe must know that he did not die in vain.

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Chuck Redman

— 4 weeks ago with 13 notes
#review  #5432fun  #fishboy  #growing up is dumb  #lauren records 

my two guiding life principles: 1. fashion over function, 2. quantity over quality »»»»> I HAVE SO MANY UGLY SWEATERS

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2014 09 18 • BIG MESS, NICK NEIHART (5…4…3…2…fun!!)

two bands live tonight!

first band was BIG MESS on tour from lowell massachusetts. heavy instrumental three-piece. super great! got to see them at the FUNZONE at the batting cages the night before. they’re heading through the south west so see them if you can! they are here and here and here

second band was NICK NEIHART on tour from salt lake city utah. pop songs with guitar bass drums and some wacky synth sounds! also, some poems in the middle of the set. newest release comes with a book of poems. it’s really nice and has hand made covers. they’re heading north to seattle. find nick here and here.

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Sneeze “Video Brains” from Grandma In The Trenches
Sovroncourt “San Bernadino” from Waves and Wheels
Radiator Hospital “Apocalypse Movies” from Mall of America
Sourpatch “Same Street” from crushin’
Tender Hips “City” from City EP
Spooks “I Find Comfort In Your Existence” from In Shadows Deep
Told Slant “I Am Not” from Still Water

LIVE: Big Mess

The Urns “Crow’s Feet” from Deep Web
Street Gnar “Let It Grow” from Study Wall
Smokey Spirit “Light” from Sin Is In
Two Humans “Kitchen Island” from Best Folks
Urban Barnyard “Pigwalker” from Hot For Your Trail
Tunabunny “Flowers on the Stage” from Tunabunny
Noiseblanket “Plane” from Noiseblanket
Practice “Pentalomar Overture / So Much Time and Years / More Plate” from Try A Gun

LIVE: Nick Neihart

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#5432fun  #radio  #kcsb  #diy pop  #diy  #big mess  #nick neihart  #sneeze  #sovroncourt  #radiator hospital  #sourpatch  #tender hips  #spooks  #told slant  #the urns  #street gnar  #smokey spirit  #two humans  #urban barnyard  #tunabunny  #noiseblanket  #practice