Saturday, April 30, 2011

Modest Mouse/Big Boi working together?????


Sounds like Modest Mouse is working on their new album and they have Outkast member Big Boi helping them out.

Thanks to that which is Twitter we get this gem from the Grammy winning rapper:
“Me and @mouche1 in the studio workin with Modest Mouse on their new album Turnt up ! Shout out to Issac and the crew!” He added, “Real Rock Star Shit !” A few hours later: “Been camped out in the Lab with Modest Mouse all week, workin on the new mouse LP, coolest cats ever. Long Live The Funk.”


Wonder if we will be getting him as a producer on a song or maybe there will be a Mouse/Boi rap indie rap song. Personally I'd prefer the former than the latter. I think Big Boi does have some pretty good talent in the production side. Might bring out some interesting music from the Modest ones. Though I would most likely predict that having Big Boi's voice actually on a track or two will be awful if not an embarrassing misstep. And seeing as Issac and crew had some great great gems from "No One's First and You're Next", the last thing I want to see is them take any steps backwards. I'll give them the benefit of the doubt not to make some "rap rock" mistake. 

Honestly I'd have thought that Andre 3000 woulda been much more likely to work with a rad band like Modest Mouse.
I'm hoping Johnny Marr is still going to be playing the ambient guitarist to Issac Brock's lead.


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Zombie Jesus Day





Its like halloween without the drunken dressing up. This year I'm gonna try and squeeze in Night of the living dead, Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Return of the Living Dead, Shaun of the Dead, Cemetery Man and either Dead Alive(Braindead) or Re-Animator or if I need a laugh, Zombieland (its slowly becoming a new classic c'mon admit it. Zombie Bill Murray I mean GENIUS!)

I did have a brilliant idea though tonight for starting next year.
I think the friday before should be known as Snuff Film Day and you start with Passion of the Christ( one of the best snuff films to come out of a major studio EVER) obviously for starters, then watch 8mm, and as many Faces Of Death movies as you can stomach. I'd even say throw in Funny Games for a bit of levity and a self nod to humanity's sadistic brutal nature.
Also you could watch the documentary "SNUFF: Killing on Camera" (I highly recommend not just because my friend Rock n Roll Ray Whalen is featured in it)
Sounds like a proper way to fully celebrate the killing of a man who never hurt anyone. I mean if you are gonna wear as well as nail up( pun intended) crucifixes all over, the exact device that was used to kill the guy you might as well go full bore and just celebrate killing for the sake of killing.
Now that would make for one HELL of a weekend.

Either way... enjoy your Zombie Jesus Day and bite the head off some peeps while you're at it.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Spin The Black Circle: The Gillespie Killings short tour


Minneapolis' very own The Gillespie Killings are mounting a short tour around the midwest area. If you haven't heard of them but love you'se self some face-melting solos and rock n roll flare wrapped in a crunchy shell of skate punk slathered in nacho cheese then you could should do well by hitting up their show. Appleton I'm looking in your direction.
Below is where they will be blowing through according to their facebook page.
So say hey, buy em some beer, just plain show these dudes some love.


  • When

    Where

    Price





  • Saturday, Apr 30
    10:30 pm
    Melody Inn
    Indianapolis, IN
    Bloody Knuckles Crew, General Bastard, Photian Schism




  • Sunday, May 1
    9:00 pm
    Now That's Class
    Cleveland, OH
    Powerhead Kids, Flannel Response




  • Tuesday, May 3
    8:00 pm
    Magic Stick Lounge
    Detroit, MI
    Coke Dick Motorcycle Awesome, Robot Sphinx, Chances Are




  • Thursday, May 5
    9:30 pm
    The Maritme
    Appleton, WI
    Parish




  • Friday, May 6
    9:00 pm
    The Lucky Gator Loft
    Chicago, IL
    The Neutron Bombs, I Love Rich, Velocicopter




  • Saturday, May 14
    8:00 pm
    The NOMAD World Pub
    Minneapolis, MN
    PUNK ROCK PROM w/ Tornado, Teenage Moods, Nice Purse, Sex Rays, The Debut, the f…




  • Friday, May 20
    4:00 pm
    Shuga Records
    Minneapolis
    Hoolie Fest 2011 More info. www.hooliefestmpls.com




  • Friday, Jun 24
    9:00 pm
    Skatopia
    Rutland, OH
    Bowl Bash XVI w/ a shitload of other bands



  • Tuesday, April 19, 2011

    Spin The Black Circle: Off WIth Their Heads/Riverboat Gamblers tour


    Looks like Minneapolis' own Off With Their Heads are taking a nice two month tour this summer and making some stops here in the midwest, especially Madison at the Frequency. If you haven't seen them yet or Texas' The Riverboat Gamblers for that matter you owe it to yourself to hit that show up. Absolute radsauce.



    July 06, 2011San Diego, CACasbahDead To Me, Riverboat Gamblers
    July 07, 2011West Hollywood, CATroubadourDead To Me, Riverboat Gamblers
    July 08, 2011San Francisco, CAThee ParksideDead To Me, Riverboat Gamblers
    July 09, 2011San Luis Obispo, CADowntown BrewDead To Me, Riverboat Gamblers
    July 10, 2011Sacramento, CAFire Escape Bar, GrillDead To Me, Riverboat Gamblers
    July 12, 2011Portland, ORBranxDead To Me, Riverboat Gamblers
    July 13, 2011Seattle, WAEl CorazonDead To Me, Riverboat Gamblers
    July 14, 2011Boise, IDThe Read RoomDead To Me, Riverboat Gamblers
    July 15, 2011Salt Lake City, UTKilbyDead To Me, Riverboat Gamblers
    July 16, 2011Denver, COMarquis TheatreDead To Me, Riverboat Gamblers
    July 17, 2011Colorado Springs, COThe Black SheepDead To Me, Riverboat Gamblers
    July 19, 2011Kansas City, MORecord BarDead To Me, Riverboat Gamblers
    July 20, 2011Minneapolis, MNTriple Rock Social ClubDead To Me, Riverboat Gamblers
    July 21, 2011Chicago, ILSubterraneanDead To Me, Riverboat Gamblers
    July 22, 2011Madison, WIThe FrequencyDead To Me, Riverboat Gamblers
    July 23, 2011Chicago, ILWicker Park FestivalDead To Me, Riverboat Gamblers
    July 24, 2011Saint Louis, MOFirebirdDead To Me, Riverboat Gamblers
    July 26, 2011Newport, KYThe Southgate HouseDead To Me, Riverboat Gamblers
    July 27, 2011Fort Wayne, INThe Brass RailDead To Me, Riverboat Gamblers
    July 28, 2011Detroit, MIMagic StickDead To Me, Riverboat Gamblers
    July 29, 2011Pittsburgh, PARex TheaterDead To Me, Riverboat Gamblers
    July 30, 2011Cleveland, OHNow That's ClassDead To Me, Riverboat Gamblers
    July 31, 2011Rochester, NYBug JarDead To Me, The Holy Mess
    August 01, 2011Albany, NYValentinesDead To Me, The Holy Mess
    August 02, 2011Dover, NHDover Brick HouseDead To Me, The Holy Mess
    August 03, 2011Allston, MAGreat ScottDead To Me, The Holy Mess
    August 04, 2011Brooklyn, NYKnitting FactoryDead To Me, The Holy Mess
    August 05, 2011Asbury Park, NJAsbury LanesDead To Me, The Holy Mess
    August 06, 2011Philadelphia, PAThe BarbaryDead To Me, The Holy Mess
    August 07, 2011Baltimore, MDOtto BarDead To Me, The Holy Mess
    August 08, 2011Durham, NCMotorco Music HallDead To Me, The Holy Mess
    August 11, 2011Tampa, FLOrpheumDead To Me, The Riot Before
    August 12, 2011Miami, FLChurchill'sDead To Me, The Riot Before
    August 13, 2011Orlando, FLBack BoothDead To Me, The Riot Before
    August 14, 2011Gainesville, FLThe Atlantic Night SpotDead To Me, The Riot Before
    August 19, 2011Richmond, VABest Friends DayDead To Me
    August 25, 2011New Orleans, LASiberiaDead To Me
    August 26, 2011Houston, TXWalter'sDead To Me, Riverboat Gamblers
    August 27, 2011Austin, TXRed SevenDead To Me, Riverboat Gamblers
    August 28, 2011Denton, TXRubber GlovesDead To Me, Riverboat Gamblers
    August 29, 2011Oklahoma City, OKThe ConservatoryDead To Me, Riverboat Gamblers
    August 31, 2011Albuquerque, NMLaunchpadDead To Me, Riverboat Gamblers