Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Another dead soldier. This one an actual soldier. Well known NY writer SURE was killed in Afganhistan. Will be missed.


Just thought this was cool to watch.

Virgin Atlantic plane livery time-lapse movie from johnson banks on Vimeo.

The Church

I've known a number of people over the years who've sworn by Australia's The Church, particularly live. Have to confess, I'm not too familiar with them but gave a listen to their new EP this morning (below). First few tracks are pretty solid. On tour after the new year, so I think I'll see if this "live" buzz is all it's cracked up to be.

Deadman's Hand by thetimebeing

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Black Angels - Young Men Dead

This song, by the Black Angels, has been in heavy rotation for me for the past month.

I knew I liked you Shanksy.

The Sniper at the Gates of Heaven

Been digging the Black Angels pretty heavily the last couple of weeks. Think Brooksy saw them a couple years ago, backing Roky Erickson. As much of the world prepares to celebrate Jesus' birthday next week, "Sniper at the Gates of Heaven" will be on heavy rotation at my place.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Tame Impala

Surprisingly our resident powerpop/hardcore head turned me on to these shoe-gazing Aussies. I dig the dreamy psych mixed with a Blue Cheer edge. haven't had time to dig into the LP....but what I hear is aces..

How Soon Is Now?

Lame political references to the Smiths makes me feel pretty dang old...

Found at Dangerous Minds

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


8Clip linked me up to this sweet piece about Norm. Big fan of his Bay Area graf. Used to be Grime's apprentice and has links to the SoCal hardcore scene. always dug his graf and tattoos. Best thing about this piece is him making his own tattoo guns. Sick.

Austin Comp

Heard Matador's Austin compilation? Not exactly a Chaos set, more indie (again, Matador)... but not a bad collection... includes Bad Sports, Harlem, Love Collector...


Yeah, it's a tired line, but...

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


That "Gimme Shelter" vocal track from Merry Clayton (who does Brooksy's fave cover of the song) still has me reeling. Started digging back into some old shit, and have gotten stuck on Roy Orbison. Fuck, nice to rediscover him once in a while...still some of the best pipes ever.

Particularly love this early demo version of "Claudette" with him by himself...complete with a fuck-up in the middle. Then the live version of "Candy Man"...that harmonica almost steals the show. Gotta love the simplicity, and the talent.

Shit, what would the rest of us do without distortion pedals and the like? We'd have to actually be good.


Video from the Alltrack event in NZ. Out to the Steady Rollion crew for lockin it down

Alltrack 2010: Asylum Criterium from Eyeball Moving Image on Vimeo.


Not a fan of Tron really..... but the new soundtrack by Daft Punk is siiiiicccckkkkk...

Monday, December 6, 2010

London Calling The Movie

I suspect I'd rather watch Mystery Train several times over than see the under-production Clash movie... but you never know... 24 Party People was fun. asked the question today: Who should play Joe Strummer? I haven't the faintest idea. Clive Owen perhaps?

Friday, December 3, 2010

Rival Mob

I drew this shirt design for Rival Mob's upcoming shows in So Cal.


More Fullarton genius.

The Day My Kid Turned Punk

thanks Mike!

Airfix Kits

Keep it in the family. Best band in SF? sure. Records are mint, even better live and the best band to heckle....

Jason Donahue

J Don is a tattooist who works out of Idle Hand in SF. The guy is fast as shit and has STYLE. He's has inked up a couple of the B&M crew and will no doubt do more. This peacock snake thing is mental.

Birthday Present

A heap of US hardcore for free. Bit of a re-gift I suppose. Sorry I didn't wrap it. Hope you don't already have all of 'em, Brooksy.

Not hardcore, but I like to hear it on the day I get older:

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Punk Is Dead?

So Crass have reformed?? Ok. No. But Steve Ignorant is touring under the name with a bunch of ringers. Not sure how we feel about it? do they owe us living???

dates here


Old as fuck. But I dug out some Asian Dub Foundation the other day and it still holds...

Happy Birthday

Fuck You. Its my birthday. Always had a wee soft spot for Clare Grogan.

Happy Birthday Brooksy!

Love ya, you old bastard.

Happy Birthday, Brooksy

The Parts > The Sum?

To make up for my pimple-faced spasm yesterday, thought I'd throw up some goods today.

Came across this bit on Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter," where they've broken the song into all its splits. Just amazing all around. More so even than a kitten on a walking turtle.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

I am a pubescent teen

So I readily admit this is probably the type of thing that 14 year old girls post to their blogs, but I like a dash of levity on this blog once in a while. And I'm not gonna lie, I've laughed at this about 8 times today.


Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble

A friend recently turned me onto some psych mixes laid down by Amorphous Androgynous, aka The Future Sound of London. I think there are multiples in the "Bubble" series, and sussing out all the samples (first track is Pop Levi's "Blue Honey") has proven surprisingly difficult, but the first 16 minutes of this particular mix are banging! Kind of falls off after that for me, unfortunately.

But here are those 16!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Meanwhile some dickhead....

...lives in a his own 27-story mansion.

(click photo for article)

Rikki Ililonga

More long lost classic Zambian psych has been made available by our friends at Stones Throw records. A staggering triple LP. Can't believe how much great stuff is being unearthed right now from there......

London Bombers

Big fan of the London Train Bomber scene. From way back when FUME< DIET and RATE used to own West London trains. Been gone a long time, but I'm still feeling the whole train explosion... check this 4 car frenzzzzy.

more here

More Giant

Giant still gettin airtime. You gotta do what you gotta do. Still got the skillz.

Neighbors: Mike Giant (Trailer) from Agency Charlie on Vimeo.


I can't hang with the Au Pairs for the most part...even though they are 'seminal'... too scratchy... too...uh, post punk. But this tracK? soooooo good. Lee put it on a mixtape a million years ago and it's still a fave...


This vid is a year old I'm late to the game. Heard an epic recut of GZA's '4th Chamber' by this guy and Maggot Mouf that I'll try and dig up.... this is from his most recent LP.

Monday, November 29, 2010

It's a Pity

One of my fave dancehall tunes of the past few years was tanya Stephens 'It's A Pity'...just came across this nice little re-rub...

Artwork Rebels

Gonna get some work by Jason next week... hollllaaaaa


Ronan over at Hippo Rex had a great interview with another one of the Broken Tooth crew....Bigfoot. New disc dropping, I'm feeling it...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Rage: A Sharpie's Journal

We covered the Sharpie's from Oz a while back.... but there's a new book just come out about Melbourne sharpies that looks really good.

Grab a copy here


I can't stand the fact that Kanye's new record is so interesting...

  All Of The Lights by Albou88 

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Beantown Hero

I don't know if the whole 10 minutes of this is worth it (we know the story), but the Jonathan Richman introduction is pretty funny...

Whole Train

New German with English subs..

Friday, November 19, 2010


Are playing Chaos In Tejas next year.....

Toshio Saeki

I was hitting up a show at 111 Minna for Mike and Gabe and peeped the other show that was on at the same time by Toshio Saeki - Japan's weird erotic artist. Kinda creepy but I was feeling it... up for another few days - plenty of pics at the Minna site too...

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sworn To The Dark

We rolled out to see Watain last night - crazy shit.

Watain - Sworn To The Dark Live @ Armageddon Festival 2010 from Alex York on Vimeo.

Their new LP 'Lawless darkness' is a flawless piece of Black Metal. The triple LP packaging is insane too....

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Anti System

Anti System were an anarcho band from the UK who were around in the early 80's. They released 12", LP and 7" before imploding. Not before a couple of them were banged up for animal rights activities. Their catalogue has just been reissued and is worth tracking down if you dig Conflict and Icons Of Filth..,,,, This is the sound of my youth....

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Left

Haven't listened to the whole record, but what I have heard sounds like pretty solid hip hop from Detroit.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


more 90's goods - along with the Bells this track had the E heads fizzin'....

The Bells

Not very up to date as this tracks is 15 years old....but it still gives me the chills..... I saw Jeff Mills a lot in the 90's and everytime he dropped this the kids lost their shit.......


MATV interview with DANNY DIABLO a.k.a. LORD EZEC from MOSH ARMY TV on Vimeo.

2 worlds Collide

Lord Ezec (Danny Diable, Skarhead)Vs the Vendetta.... standing in front of an MQ piece.... NY to Bay Area transplant. Tight.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Lee Brasco

His Lordship turned me on to Lee Brasco a while ago, but it came up in the shuffle, and is brilliant, so I am giving it to you.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


I posted the Freddy Madball cip out recently, but have been digging Boston's Slaine for a while now..


Lunatic Dolphin was suppoed to post this up...but he's laggin'. Freedy Madball's new rap video...

Red Red Red

Just got the LP called 'New Action' by Red Red Red. I didn't know shit about the band but I threw the sucker on and got my ears battered by some fucked up garage rock. Gotta be midwest. Chicago? Kinda has a more fucked up Baseball Furies sound... wait... Detroit... Clone Defects? Piranhas??... ok... internet search. Bingo. Drummer of the Piranhas plays geetar... Feeling it. Like the MC5 on acid. Feedback drenched garage punk..... Good. Shit.

Friday, November 5, 2010


Stumbled into this clip at WFMU. It's good and stupid.

Gavin Watson II

Out mate Gavin Watson has a new exhibition this week featuring more pics of Neville..... good shit as always....

Giovanni Marks/Subtitle

Subtitle (who I was introduced to as a guest rapper on an old Islands record) has some free electronic instrumentals here. I prefer to listen to him rap 'cause he sounds a little like Sir Mix-A-Lot. He also has a pretty interesting blog from which I poached this advert:

Heard him originally:

Burnt Ones

Who's been listening to T-Rex then???

Henry Rollins is bourgeois/hates hipsters

Henry was in the East Village just flipping through some records with a Iranian exile (as you would) and wouldn't you know it, he got noticed.

:40 mark is when Henry turns on the charm.

"Over-tattooed trust fund babies"

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Louis Theroux - 'Behind Bars"

Just watched this... not new, but its great...

Theres another 5 parts at the Tube...

Monday, November 1, 2010

Outlaw's Demos

One my favorite collections of outlaw country (right up there with Folsom Prison, etc.) just came out about five year's ago on Sugar Hill Records: Willie Nelson - Crazy: The Demo Sessions. Recorded in the early sixties, the record's full of unadulterated gems. It's as good as the Elvis At Sun record that came out about the same time.

YP - Y Not My Dream

YP - YNotMyDream from Davy Greenberg on Vimeo.


Been rocking a lot of Outlaw country recently..... Waylon is top of the pile right now..


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wounded Lion

Fresh from their appearance at this years Budget Rock... come Wounded Lion. Some of this stuff gets a little lofi dreamy for me...but these cats stick to the hooks...

Spragga Benz

This year's Shotta Culture was just recommended to me...


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Lemmy needs money?


The face melting begins around the 1:35 mark.

GHOSTRIDERS from Bicycle Store on Vimeo.

Iron Will

Grime's new book 'Iron Will' was released at the tattoo convention in SF last weekend. A huge mind-blowing tome, showcasing one of the best tattooists of all time.... sick.

Friday, October 22, 2010


I actually played this record the other day quite unaware that Ari Up had died.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

ABH - Don't Mess With The SAS

I love when old bands made videos.... who the fuck got this sorted... this band were a total B list. Vid is sick....


while on the subject of hot metal birds... Doro Pesch from Warlock was the ultimate. The band sucked....but she was smokingggg

Madam X

Fuck. Another trip down memory lane. This band were the worst, but me and my brother LOVED this LP! hahaha.... we thought the guitarist and drummer were kinda hot..... thats from the same people who thought Beki Bondage was hot....ahh to be 11 again!!

Warfare - Pure Filth

Along with the Exodus LP I also got the 1t warfare LP, another fave of mine back in the day. From round the corner from Venom, this lot were a bit more punk than Venom, but a similar deal. Skint as fuck, as these 2 videos attest. Wish I could find their sick cover of 'Addicted To Love' retitled 'Addicted To Drugs'.

you can download it here

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Teach You A Lesson In Violence...

after 20 odd years I finally picked up Exodus 'Bonded By Blood' on vinyl. Such a sick record. This is my fave track....
'I'll teach you a lesson in violence you won't soon forget
The pleasure of watching you die is what I will get'.....

Muph and Plutonic

More Oz hiphop...

MUPH & PLUTONIC "day off" remix from Joske Films on Vimeo.

Fresh and Onlys

Bit late to the party, but the new Fresh and Only's seems to be making ripples outside the Bay Area pond....

2010 Scream Awards

Trailer for the Spike Scream awards - homage to Back To The of my fave movies!!!

Paul Rodriquez X Incase

We helped out Gabe and Mike with this edit for Incase with P-rod in SF.....

check here

Frijid Pink

More semi-obscure 70's goodness. what the fuck was in the water in Detroit?? MC5? stooges? Amboy dukes and these fuckers. They dismantled 'House Of The Rising Sun' , and their debut LP is a scorcher... check it.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Parting Gifts

Shanksalot hooked me to this. Greg Cartwight of the Reigning Sound with the bird from the Ettes. Pretty laid back...feelin it...

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Gimme Shelter

3 takes on the classic jam. Merry Clayton's is my fave.... bangin....

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


I perform this exact routine every time I pour myself a glass of whiskey...

found at Dangerous Minds


Mike and thew MASH crew still killing it. Walton riding cross on a track bike with a broken arm. Animal.


Keith Morris' (Black Flag/Circle Jerks) new band with a geezer from Red Kross and the drummer from the Hot Snakes/Rocket From The Crypt. Pretty sick.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010


Finally, my favorite Mod Revival band. Untouchable.


Another band on the fence between Punk and Mod....

More Mod Punk

Always been a fan of the tougher Mod gear - some of the bigger bands like Secret Affair werer waaaay too wimpy, but the good good shit. The Quads were loved by John Peel but never made it to any comps so kinda got forgotten. This track is a banger....

Mod / Punk?

Spent the last few weeks checking out bands who were lumped in with the mod revival of the late seventies. Most had a pretty limited shelf life - the tag 'mod' proving the kiss of death for most, a small selection here.

Second Coming Of Hate

Greydon Clark's epic B movie about marauding Skins...

James Gang

C list rockers from Ohio. They ipened for Cream and the Who and one of the later drummers joined Deep Purple. Rocking shit though...

Chili and Dubstep

Friday, October 8, 2010

Vow To Vowels

Our mate David Fullarton just helped out on this nice little video made in 2 days on an iphone. The man is unstoppable.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Classic Good Vibes..

and then the BAD vibes..

African Dance Anthems

Thinkin' about picking this up over at Crammed Records. Sample:

I don't particularly like The Very Best, but this one sounds all right to me.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Evil Boy

New Die Antword video....nuts.


Watain just put out a new LP and are out on tour promoting the new LP. I must admit in the murky world of Black Metal these heads are my faves.... new LP seems a little too polished....but it's still raging....

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Corin Tucker Band

We love Sleater Kinney....always have. At last, Corin Tucker ex of that band has brought out a new LP on Kill Rock Stars... and it kills.

Folk Novice

Another thing I don't know a lick about: folk music. I've read White Bicycles and bought some Leadbelly/Guthrie/Dylan and my cousin works with that Banhart (sp?) fella in LA. Mostly, I'm surprised by what gets classified as folk. But since it was brought up a couple post back, I do think Kristian Matsson is an interesting signer and I suppose he's probably belting out folk.


I don't know a damn thing about any of this... although I like the sound of trumpets. Found at WFMU's blog.


This is about 4 years old....but I was just banging the LP ....class UK vibes


here's some new beats from the man...

Alasdair Roberts

A couple of years back some of the B&M crew saw Alasdair Roberts in a small bar in SF. It was epic. The Scotsman plays traditional Scots folk and was mesmerizing.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

RIP Mark Sheehan

another fallen. Mark Sheehan, singer of Our Cold died this week age 41. Our Cold were one of the few band who continued playing straight up hardcore when it wasn't fashionable. They killed it throughout. A legend.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Captain Beyond

Underrated 70's hard rock band....shit is pretty loose. Featuring the OG vocalist of Deep Purple Rod Evans and half of Iron Butterfly...... riffage....

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


while talking about Medway's finest we would be remiss not throwing in some Wild Billy Chilish and some of his offshoots - I'm a fan of most of his stuff...especially the Milkshakes and the Headcoats. The Headcoatees were the Headcoats with 3 birds singing and Armitage Shanks were the punkest of the lot. Childish is knocking out tunes with the Buff Medways who feature Graham Day of the Prisoners on drums... see? it's all connected...

The Prisoners

The Prisoners (along with Nine Below Zero) - the best thing to be spawned by the mod revival of the early eighties. James Taylor of the JTQ on Hammond.

Brighton Rock

Brighton Rock is being given a relick with Sam Riley (from Control) playing 'Pinkie'. Set 30 yrs on from the original against a backdrop of warring mods and rockers, word on the street is it's gonna be a corker.

60TS Mix

Anutha 60TS mix ( RnB, Popcorn, Northern Soul) with some heavy tunes...

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


A little late on this...but looks like the City in LA has put out a gang injunction on a graffiti crew - usually these injunctions are placed on traditional sreet gangs. The crew became notorious for the quarter mile MTA tag on LA's riverbed.