Buzzed Bands Podcast, Ep. 2 w/ Cold Blood Club

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year's Eve In NYC

First of all if you plan on going anywhere near Times Square tonight stop by a pawn shop on your way, buy a cheap gun and blow your stupid brains out. That said there's plenty of good shit going on tonight.

If you've got the balls to brave the city then I suggest hitting Don Hill's for the Rated-x/Trash NYE party with Team Robespierre. Aside from that most of the parties that have caught my eye are going down in Brooklyn. I was going to put together a huge list of parties but it looks like my homeboys over at MyOpenBar and Shaw Promotion have already done that.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

NOOOOO!!!! They're Pulling The Plug On SPARKS.

Whenever I plan on going out all night and I want to make sure I have fuel in my tanks around 2AM I down a couple of cans of Sparks before I head out. It's become a bit of ritual at this point. Sparks is an acquired taste but to those of us who have acquired it today is a sad day. The Man is banning Sparks and ALL other caffeine infused alcohol.

While I realize this shit is not at all good for you - you know what else isn't good for you? ALCOHOL. So we're banning the use of a mild stimulant but the POISON we're putting it into is fine? Now, that's not to say I have anything against booze, in fact, I love the shit. But why the fuck is the government stepping in over fucking caffeine?

Seriously? The shit in coffee and soda and chocolate and McDonald's hamburgers is getting banned from mixing with booze? That's god damn segregation if I ever saw it - I thought we've moved past that shit.

Well, I'd love to rant more but I have to go down to the beer distributor and buy two dozen cases of Sparks. Which I'll now refer to as Ebay gold.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Bush VS. Shoeman, Animated Gifs

Boing Boing has an awesome post with a bunch of funny Bush gifs. I mean we all knew this was coming and I have to say these are pretty good but I think there will be better ones popping up soon.

Friday, December 12, 2008


The downtown party legends are teaming up to bring you a crazy as fuck New Years Eve party. I look at NYE party listings all damn day and I can tell you that unless you're down with the collar popping set then there isn't much to look forward too. But now you got Team Robespierre playing on New Years! That's going to be fucking madness. And if you buy a ticket before the end of the week it's only $10, which is like $30 less then anywhere else. Unless of course you plan on spending NYE on your couch. In which case a bottle of Andre and some Beefaroni will run you about $6.50.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Bill Murray Parties With Hipsters

I'm sure you've heard the news that Bill Murray has been hitting up loft parties in Bushwick and other random shit like that. People are making out like he's some creepy old man or something and I think that's a crock of shit. I really don't see the big fucking deal here. Let the man have some fun.

He's 58 years old, not 80, and he just got divorced. I would be party hopping with 25 year olds too if I were him. It's not like he was fucking molesting broads or anything. The point of my rant is Bill Murray is fucking cool so leave the guy alone. Bill if you're reading this let's grab a beer!

Monday, December 08, 2008

Duff's Moved. Dimebag Tribute On Saturday

I found out a couple weeks ago that the best metal bar in NYC, Duff's, was moving. What I didn't realize was that it happened this past weekend. While it's a bit of a bummer they left the old N. 3rd spot it's kinda fucking awesome that they moved pretty close to where I live! Now I can go drink cheap booze and listen to Pantera whenever I want (and not be alone). The new Duff's is located at 168 Marcy, near Broadway.

While we're on the topic of Pantera Duff's will be hosting a Dimebag tribute party on Saturday. Let's not forget one of the best guitar players, and all around good dudes, in metal history. Of course, I'll be at a fucking wedding in Jersey but have a Blacktooth shot for me.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Free Download: Vice Holiday Sampler + Raveonettes MP3

Times are rough, you probably lost your job (if you had one to begin with). So free shit is especially appreciated these days. Say thanks for Vice for putting together a nice holiday sampler with tracks from Black Lips, King Khan, Dark Meat (my new fave band), and more. Sure, you probably illegally downloaded these tracks months ago but it's still a nice gesture.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Yeasayer & Ponytail Playing NYU Tonight

Damn, this kinda makes me wish I didn't already have plans for tonight. I might have to sneak away and try and catch Yeasayer's set.

Yeasayer & Ponytail
w/ Graffitti Monsters
@ Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
$8.00 w/NYU ID
$12.00 General Admission


Thursday, November 06, 2008

Tonight: SMUT Art Party, Bloc Party/BM Linx

TVOTR Acoustic Collection

Aquarium Drunkard put together an amazing post with five acoustic TV On The Radio tracks. Honestly I didn't think it was possible for TVOTR to get better but hearing these songs acoustic really blew me away. I listened to "Blues From Down Here" four times in a row.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Tonight: Todd P Party. Apes & Androids

It's Halloween and I still don't have a costume... Anyway, there are a shit ton of parties going on tonight. These are the ones you'll find me at - Todd P's party in Brooklyn and Michael T's party in the Village.



:::: DMBQ
:::::::: AIDS Wolf
:::::::::: the HOMOSEXUALS
:::::::::::: Child Abuse
:::::::::::::: Fiasco
:::::::::::::::: SCREENS

268 Meserole St @ Bushwick Pl | East Williamsburg Industrial Park, Brooklyn
L-Montrose, G-Broadway, JM-Hewes | ALL AGES | no phone | $12-$15 sliding scale | doors 8pm
-- WEBSITE -->
Brooklyn Ski Clubs favorite band is playing at Le Poisson Rouge. This is Michael T's Halloween party so there's no way this isn't fun.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Snot Back, Lynn Rolling Over

During the 90's shit fest of nu-metal and alterna-rock there was one band that somehow remained punk. Sure they hung out with Korn and Limp Bizkit but so did everyone else back then. The truth is the only bands out of that lot that I'm not ashamed to say I was into is the Deftones and Snot. Deftones turned out to be the lone great band from the bunch.

If any other band had a chance of surviving it was Snot. Snot were the punk rockers of the lot. Everyone else had roots in metal, hardcore, and rap but Snot rep'd the punks. Sure it was nu-metal but it wasn't the same as the rest.

Lynn Strait, singer of Snot, quickly gained a reputation as being one of the nicest people in the biz. Everyone loved this guy, even Sharon Osbourne. He was one of those totally irreplaceable frontmen. So, of course, like any beloved person he died well before his time. I believe it was 1999, or so, in a car wreck. The metal and punk community got together and released a tribute album to him. I mean, how many people get tribute albums?

It saddens me to say that Lynn, the irreplaceable, has been replaced. Not only has Snot reunited with a new singer but the guy is a fucking goon. The guy sucks! And it proves one thing that everyone already knew - Snot wasn't shit without Lynn. There's a video of their first show and without Lynn even the old songs just sound like some average tough guy hardcore band. It's fucking shameful.

R.I.P. Lynn
Snot w/ Nu-Goon
Snot Live At The KeyClub

The Box - Snot (w/ Lynn)
Joy Ride - Snot (w/ Lynn)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Stream The New O'Death Album!

One of the best bands in NYC has a new album - Broken Hymns, Limbs, and Skin - and you can listen to the whole thing on Spinner today.

O'Death on Spinner

Lowtide - O'Death

October 30 - Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY (w/ Hoots and Hellmouth, La Strada)
October 31 - Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia, PA
November 1 - Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia, PA
November 2 - T.T. The Bears - Cambridge, MA
November 3 - II Motore - Montreal, QUE Canada
November 4 - El Mocambo - Toronto, ONT Canada
November 5 - Mohawk Place - Buffalo, NY
November 6 - Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
November 7 - Space 101 - Bloomington, IN
November 8 - Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL
November 9 - Hideout - Chicago, IL
November 10 - 7th Street Entry - Minneapolis, MN
November 11 - The Picador - Iowa City, IA
November 12 - The Jackpot Saloon - Lawrence, KS
November 13 - Waiting Room - Omaha, NE
November 14 - Larimer Lounge - Denver, CO
November 15 - Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT
November 17 - Media Club - Vancouver, BC Canada
November 18 - High Dive - Seattle, WA
November 19 - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR
November 20 - Jambalaya - Arcata, CA
November 21 - Bottom of the Hill - San Francisco, CA
November 22 - Spaceland - Los Angeles, CA
November 23 - Casbah - San Diego, CA
November 24 - Modified Arts - Phoenix, AZ
November 26 - The Mohawk - Austin, TX
November 28 - Marquee - Tulsa, OK
November 29 - Off Broadway - St. Louis, MO
November 30 - Hi-Tone Café - Memphis, TN
December 2 - The Earl - Atlanta, GA
December 3 - Local 506 - Chapel Hill, NC
December 4 - Black Cat Backstage - Washington, DC

Tonight: Hoarsebox @ Piano's

Awhile back I mention a band from Ireland called Hoarsebox I randomly stumbled upon. The first time I heard them was live on the radio and they were damn good. They just hopped the pond for some shows in NYC, 3 actually, and tonight they play Piano's. Stop by and give them a listen.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Punk Week On Craig Ferguson w/ X, NY Dolls, & The Damned

Despite having one of the lowest rated late night shows ever apparently Craig Ferguson has decent taste in music. This week tune in to the show and catch X, New York Dolls, and The Damned! That's pretty exciting shit - too bad you have to sit through that terrible show for one song. Actually, he's not that bad I guess - seems like a nice enough guy. It's not easy going head to head with Conesy.

Tues Oct. 28th : X
Wed Oct. 29th : New York Dolls
Thurs Oct. 3oth : The Damned
Friday Oct. 31st : The Damned

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

2 Live Crew Playing Santos' Party House Saturday

This is kinda awesome. The infamous 2 Live Crew will be playing a 2AM set on Saturday, or I guess Sunday actually. I'm not sure I'll still be able to function by then but damn is that going to be fun!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Free Todd P Shows All Week! Team Robespierre, NinjaSonik, Muslims, Fiasco, Vivian Girls, & More!

Wow! Todd P coming through BIG TIME. These might be the best shows during CMJ, despite not being CMJ. Awesome line ups all around.

Todd P

--WEDNESDAY-3pm-to-9pm--> Future Islands . Hospital Bombers . Crystal Antlers . PARTS AND LABOR . Ninja Sonik . Team Robespierre @ C.A.P. for -FREE-! (Wednesday's lineup was full booked/organized by

--THURSDAY-3pm-to-9pm--> Adventure . THE MUSLIMS . PSYCHIC ILLS . Kirsten Ketsjer . THE PHARMACY . Die!Die!Die! . Aa (aka BIG A little a) @ C.A.P. for -FREE-!

--FRIDAY-3pm-to-9pm--> Teengirl Fantasy . Shellshag . YO MAJESTY . THANK YOU . That Ghost . BEST FWENDS . WOODS @ C.A.P. for -FREE-!

--SATURDAY-2:30pm-to-9pm--> Red Dawn II . VIVIAN GIRLS . WHITE RAINBOW . Rob Walmart . DMBQ . PONYTAIL . Arbouretum . Pterodactyl . FIASCO . AWESOME COLOR . KNYFE HYTS @ C.A.P. for -FREE-!

--AND-- this Friday nite - BLACK DICE . VIVIAN GIRLS . BARR (yes, the return of!) . PONYTAIL . Women [ Ground Control Touring party ] @ DANBRO STUDIOS WAREHOUSE

--AND-ALSO-- this Friday nite - SHOWPAPER HALLOWEEN DANCE PARTY w/ We Vs The Shark (playing a terrifying Nirvana B-sides set) . dj Russula (of Asa Ransom), dj Dracula, dj Slate, dance & costume contests, & Halloween-y art installations by Lara Allen, Eun Young Choi, Fabio Ernesto Corredor, Evie Falci, Ben Furgal, Alessandro Keegan, Hayley Silverman, Adam Shecter, & more! @ SCHMARKET SCHMOTEL

--AND-- this Saturday nite - THE MAE SHI . PSYCHIC ILLS . DMBQ . PRE . AIDS WOLF . An Albatross [ Panache Booking party ] @ SCHMARKET SCHMOTEL

--AND-ALSO-- this Saturday nite - CASIOTONE FOR THE PAINFULLY ALONE . City Center . Rob Walmart . WHITE RAINBOW . Teengirl Fantasy @ SILENT BARN

BrooklynVegan's Heavy Music CMJ Guide

Thank god there's some metal to keep me sane during this week...

Santo's Party House CMJ Lineup

MyOpenBar Party @ Don Pedro's w/ The Muslims & Vivian Girls

I'm a big fan of MOB parties. With tons of free booze and rowdy bands what's not to love? You know what else I love? Parties that are within 5 blocks of my apartment. Well this might be the best party ever because it's an MOB party 3 blocks from my apartment!

Video: Matt & Kim "Daylight"

Fader Fort CMJ Lineup

Like last year I looked at this lineup and said "who are these bands" and hopefully like last year I leave with my mind blown by some random band. Last year's random band was a little know BK group called Yeasayer!

169 Bowery (@ Delancey)

Wednesday Oct. 22nd
3:00 - 3:25 Hollywood Holt
3:45 - 4:10 The Naked And Famous
4:30 - 4:55 Chairlift
5:15 - 5:40 The Muslims
6:45 - 7:15 Crystal Stilts
7:35 - 8:00 He Say, She Say
8:20 - 9:00 Sebastien Grainger
DJ’s Jamal Ali, Queen Majesty, Radioclit

Thursday, Oct. 23rd
3:00 - 3:25 Mikey Powell And The Villains Trust
3:45 - 4:10 Tanlines
4:30 - 4:55 Passion Pit
5:15 - 5:40 Johnny Foreigner
6:00 - 6:25 Tobacco
6:45 - 7:15 Friendly Fires
7:35 - 8:00 Death Vessel
DJ’s – T. Cole Rachel, Treasure Fingers, Eli Escobar

Friday, Oct. 24th
3:00 - 3:25 Blonde Acid Cult
3:45 - 4:10 All The Saints
4:30 - 4:55 Ponytail
5:15 - 5:40 Crystal Antlers
6:00 - 6:25 Kuroma
6:45 - 7:15 The Seabellies
7:35 - 8:00 School Of Seven Bells
8:20 - 9:00 The Phenominal Handclap Band
DJ’s – JOTS, Rocktapussy, Rezound

Saturday, Oct. 25th
3:45 - 4:10 Ricky Blaze
4:30 - 4:55 TNT Badda Badda Gals
5:15 - 5:40 Wild Yaks
6:00 - 6:25 Little Boots
6:45 - 7:15 Charles Hamilton
8:20 - 9:00 Dungen
DJ’s – DJ Treats, Radio Rose, Nick Catchdubs

Coheed & Cambria Playing 4 Nights in NYC

Honestly I don't love Coheed albums but they are an amazing live band and I'm super excited about seeing them on Thursday. Their acoustic performance last year was the highlight of CMJ for me. Here is the schedule for this week - all shows are sold out so good luck.

Coheed and Cambria
@ Terminal 5

Oct 22 - The Second Stage Turbine Blade
Oct 23 - In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3
Oct 24 - Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV
Oct 25 - No World for Tomorrow

Vice CMJ Parties


RSVP here

Saturday, October 18, 2008

BSC Parties: Need Bands & DJs

I've decided to start producing events in Brooklyn, and maybe on occasion in the city but probably not. Anyway, I've put together a little team of people to make shit happen. Now all I need is bands and DJs. Sure I know plenty of both and I'll be talking to them but I'd also like to get some people I haven't been in contact with involved. If you're interested email me with the SUBJECT LINE: Booking. And include a link to your MySpace page. Also tell me about some shows you've played.


Friday, October 17, 2008

Tonight: Eastern Sweats, The Sexes, Haircut @ Don Pedro's

E Town Concrete Reunion Show - Tix On Sale

I know a lot of people hate this band and that's fine with me. I grew up in Jersey and there was no band that better represented growing up in Jersey in the 90's then ETC. They looked like the people I hung out with and they sounded like the people I hung out with.

Their songs were about drug dealers and thieves and trying to make it to the top when everyone said you couldn't. That's exactly what I dealt with back then and those songs spoke to me and inspired me. We liked ETC because we were ETC, and some of those guys still are. I've since moved on, I don't hang out with thugs in the bad part of town anymore - I'm too old and soft for that shit these days. Nonetheless I'm excited to see E. Town again, I think this will make show number 15 or 16 for me. Too bad its at Starland - $10 beers and in the middle of nowhere.

Tickets on sale NOW ($25):

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Wednesday, October 08, 2008 = My Favorite Site

I was recently introduced to an awesome website called It basically creates a family tree connecting bands via members. It's kinda crazy seeing some of these connections. For example The Bee Gees are only 8 bands removed from Slayer. Which means someone in Slayer played someone, who played with someone (and so on) that was in the Bee Gees. How fucking awesome is that? Nile is only 9 bands removed from Muddy Waters. Buddy Holly is only 9 removed from Integrity!

Shit is crazy... and fun! It also shows you the linking band member and the album they shared. It's cool because there's all types of random ass bands that had some pretty major dudes in them that I never heard of until this site. So yeah, it's also great if you want to know what weird ass side project shit Jello Biafra or Dwid has going on.

TK Webb And The Visions: MP3s & Shows

So I've heard the name TK Webb a million times and have def heard some songs in passing. However, I never really sat down and gave the songs a proper listen - until this morning. I'm digging it so I thought I'd share some info and music that was just passed along to me.

TK Webb and The Visions
October 18 – Webster Hall (w/ Secret Machines)
October 24 – Music Hall of Williamsburg (Kemado CMJ Showcase w/ Dungen, Marissa Nadler, Headdress, Muslims, Children, Cheeseburger)

Teen Is Still Shaking - TK Webb
Closed Caption Slang - TK Webb

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Win CMJ Badges + Win Brazilian Girls @ Terminal 5 Tix

  • & CMJ are giving away 4 badges to this years CMJ. Join the CMJ group to enter. <link>
  • & Musebox are giving away 2 pairs of tix to see Brazilian Girls @ Terminal 5 this Friday. RSVP to enter. <link>

Municipal Waste Playing Brooklyn Next Tuesday!

The best thrash band this side of 1990 is coming to Brooklyn for a warehouse show! Not just Brooklyn but about 5 minutes from my apartment - fuck yes! This is just going to be an insane show and I highly recommend going - even if you aren't a thrasher.


:::::: the Measure
:::::::: the Ergs

268 Meserole St @ Bushwick Pl | East Williamsburg Industrial Park, Brooklyn
L-Montrose, G-Broadway, JM-Hewes | ALL AGES | no phone | doors 8pm
-- WEBSITE -->


Monday, October 06, 2008

Links O'The Day 10/6

  • Great interview with Lars from Metallica. His press person must have coached him well for Death Magnetic because he actually comes off kinda likable here. <link>
  • Very cool article about NYC subway advertisement art. Make sure you click the link in the article for the Flickr gallery. <link>
  • Sunspots, or lack thereof, might just save or worthless asses from global warming. <link>

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Pigeon Detectives "Say It Like You Mean It" Video

A few years ago, I'd say 2004, my brothers band (Cutie & The Catfish) was playing a show at The Continental. It was one of their first gigs in NYC and there weren't many people there. Amongst the few were a group of English guys who seemed really into the show. Afterwards they came up to us and began to tell us how great they thought the show was and that the Catfish should come over and play England.

You see, these English blokes were in a little known band called The Pigeon Detectives and they could help out with gigs across the pond. After a night of heavy drinking with our new British pals we exchanged contact info. The plan was to take them up on their offer but unfortunately being poor doesn't make overseas travel very easy. We stayed in touch for a few months but it never worked out.

Since then The Pigeon Detectives have blown up! They're a pretty big deal in the UK and are getting big here in the states as well. They're a nice bunch of guys so I'm happy to see them succeeding. Of course I'm a little pissed my brothers band didn't make the voyage and possibly share in the success. But the point is these guys are class acts and really fucking good at the music thing. Check out their new video - it's jolly good!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Shhh...Secret Dodos Show, Sept. 30th.

So the word on the street is that The Dodos are playing a secret show at Death By Audio on September 30th. They also have a show at Spiegeltent on the 29th, which is why the DBA show is hush hush.

The Dodos
w/ Necking, Fucking Ocean, Dan Friel
Tuesday, September 30th
@ Death By Audio

Friday, September 26, 2008

Franz Ferdinand Playing Music Hall On October 8th. Happy Birthday To Me!

I wanted to do something cool on my birthday, October 8th. I talked to some promoters and looked into some restaurants and really something was missing. Then I tune into BrooklynVegan this afternoon and I see that Franz Ferdinand is playing Music Hall on my birthday. YES! That's what was missing, an awesome concert. Somehow there are still tickets for this show so get them while you can. They're $30 after all the surcharges and bullshit but fuck it, whatever. I've wanted to see this band since I first heard then when I was wee intern at Sony Music. Now I get to see them on my birthday...awesome!


Thursday, September 25, 2008

Flipper Drop Out, Municipal Waste Added To Fun Fun Fun Fest

If you hadn't heard already, SF punk legends Flipper have cancelled
their 30th anniversary tour this fall, after bass player (and founding
member of Nirvana) Krist Noveselic left the band.
I'm not sure why they
can't get someone (anyone) to play "sex bomb," as I wouldn't call
Flipper super technical, but alas.
Subsequently, they've cancelled Fun
Fun Fun Fest as well.
As unfortunate as this is to myself and other
Flipper fans, we've already filled the slot...Municipal Waste.

For those that don't know the speed metal, thrashcore of Virginia's Municipal Waste, you're missing the world's best party punk to date.

The new millenia's answer to DRI and Suicidal Tendencies, complete with
flip bill caps and stage dives galor. This band brings as much fast technical hardcore as they do fun.

Get ready to get stomped on, as Municipal Waste makes their way down to
Texas just to play Fun Fun Fun Fest!!

Municipal Waste
http://www. myspace. com/municipalwaste
http://www. facethewaste. com/

BTW, I'll be sending all the additional add ons to fun fun fun fest this
next week, after ACL weekend.
So keep you eyes peeled for many more to
We'll have another list of a dozen or so amazing touring and
local djs, bands, comedians and more...

Thanks, Graham

Other bands playing the fest...
Bad Brains
Dead Milkmen
Municipal Waste
Bouncing Souls
Kevin Seconds (of 7 Seconds)
Swingin Utters
Rival Schools
Cro-mags (jam)
Scared of Chaka (Dave from The Shins)
Young Widows
Leftover Crack
High Tension Wires
And tons more!!!!

420 Bob!


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Tonight: Andrew W.K. Piano Performance

Most people know Andrew W.K. as the party guy with the blood stained shirt. While you expect fist pumping electro-metal stuff you wouldn't expect a night of piano improvisations. See, Andrew is a classically trained pianist. I've been curious what kind of skills this dudes has on the ivory for years.

Andrew W.K. @ The Stone

Friday, September 19, 2008

Tonight: Brooklyn Loft Party, Burning Angels, & Kickball

No need to leave Brooklyn tonight. First off there's a house party on Johnson in Bushwick with some bands I never heard of but who cares - it's a party! Then there's a birthday party for one of the Burning Angel girls at Public Assembly - expect lots of tits and tats. The final option is the big kickball league "Ball" (get it?) at The Warsaw. Of course if you didn't play in the league (or more specifically weren't asked to join a team...ASSHOLES) then I'm not sure why you would go. Personally I'm going to the house party, nothing against the Burning Angel girls but I can do without the random creepy dudes that show up.

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