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

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Hussle Club Featured In Axe Body Wash Commercial (Sure, Why Not?)

Our buddy Prince Terrence fronts a band called Hussle Club. You probably already knew that. But did you know they were recently featured in an Axe Body Wash commercial? The cool thing is they play quite a bit of the song, unlike most commercials which play about 10 seconds of a tune. The weird thing is 10 years ago people would have been yelling "sell out" and "corporate" and all that shit. Nowadays though everyone is just stoked to see a local band finally getting some love. Good shit.


Hank & Cupcakes Playing Union Square Tonight

Hank & Cupcakes are playing a free show at 6pm today in Union Square. I don't know it's on a proper stage or not but who cares? H&C are always good fun.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Corrosion Of Conformity Played Brooklyn Bowl

On Wednesday the great COC played Brooklyn Bowl. But this ain't your Southern metal COC from the 90's. Nope. This is the version of COC that fused metal, punk and hardcore back in the late 90's. When I was a teenager I thought Mike Dean had some of the sickest bass lines I'd ever heard within the realm of heavy music.

By the time I was old enough to go to shows though Pepper Keenan had come into the fold and COC turned into the MTV friendly Southern metal that made them famous. I love most of what they did with Pepper but the early stuff was special and I never thought I'd get to see it live. To say I was excited for the show would be an understatement.

As we walked in COC was just getting started. We headed towards the front; pushing our way through a sea of fat, old and ugly bastards. Now a COC show in general won't exactly get the pretty people to show up but the fact that Clutch was headlining made for an exceptionally gnarly cluster of apes. Fucking Clutch, man. What a shitty band. Nascar metal for retards...but I digress. COC is why I was there, the only reason I was there.

We got right up front with ease and there they were Woody Weatherman, Reed Mullin and Mike fucking Dean! Mike Dean, as I mentioned, was a bit of a role model for me when I was learning to play bass. It was all very awesome.

They played some of my favorites like "Holier", which was amazing to hear live. They were all smiles and laughing as they messed up a couple tunes. They were having a great time and so were all of the fans down on the floor. They even started to play some Deliverance era tunes to whip the crowd into a frenzy and then switch it up to an old jam right before the verse. Good fun.

Today: Bushwick Block Party

Wild Yaks, Team Robespierre, Roberta's Pizza...Yes please! 

bushwick block party 2011 july 23rd

Let's ignore the fact it's not actually in Bushwick.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Kings County Cookout w/ Spirit Family Reunion and Sean Kershaw

We've got another edition of Kings County Cookout on Sunday. One of my favorite Brooklyn bands, Spirit Family Reunion, will be playing out back at Lady Jay's. We've also got the king of Brooklyn country music, Sean Kershaw, performing with his 2-piece The Terrible Two. We start dishing up barbecue at 3pm and the music starts around 4pm. As always a plate of delicious grub is only going to cost you $5 and we've got several drink specials in the $3-$5 range.

Now, the fact is this is my party and I'm telling you it's awesome and you should go. Well, of course I'd say that and while you should take my word I understand if you need a little more convincing. Turns out the NY Times, NY Magazine, Time Out NY, Eater, Serious Eats, Brokelyn, Zagat, Brooklyn Based and a bunch more have written it up too!

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Here's a little video of what you missed last time

Eddie Clendening & The Blue Ribbon Boys w/ special guest Daddy Long Legs

Pictures from the last KCC

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Cerebral Ballzy Has A New Album Streaming

Our boys Cerebral Ballzy, the best damn punk band in America, have a new album. For the first time ever the recording actually manages to sound like the band does live, which is rad. They've been getting all sorts of air time from Adult Swim which means they have fans all over the world now. I can't wait for these fuckers to get back to BK.

Tonight: Corrosion Of Conformity @ Brooklyn Bowl

The original COC lineup will be at Brooklyn Bowl tonight. As some of you may know before Pepper showed up COC was a bad ass, hardcore punk band. Well, not exactly hardcore or punk but something like that. They were fucking awesome. The headliner is Clutch. Of all the overrated bands in the world I think Clutch might be my number one head scratcher. Why do people like this damn band? Anyway, COC goes on at 9pm.

Friday, July 08, 2011

Wild Yaks Have A New Song, "Million Years Old"

As you've noticed I haven't been posting much as of late but a new Wild Yaks songs certainly warrants a post. The track is called "Million Years Old" and I remember the first time I heard it. I was at Legion, I think it was someone's birthday party. The Yaks played a couple new songs all of which were good but this one in particular was like a punch in the face. It just fucking floored me. There was a level of intensity to it that was shocking, even for the Wild Yaks. I'm happy that I can now listen to it at home. The recording is great but for the true impact of this tune you have to see performed live, perhaps tomorrow at Rock Beach.

Wild Yaks, "Million Years Old" by The FADER

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Kings County Cookout w/ Eddie Clendening & The Blue Ribbon Boys (Free Show)

We've got another edition of Kings County Cookout coming up this weekend. The last one featured The Dixons and it was amazing. This time around we've got Eddie Clendening & The Blue Ribbon Boys.

The band features members of the Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet. Eddie plays Elvis and they don't let just anybody play Elvis. The band plays old school rockabilly and it will blow your mind. In fact, they backed up Little Richard last weekend on PBS! Yup, they played with Little Richard last weekend and now they'll be in the backyard of Lady Jay's performing for free.

But it's not all about the music, there's also going to be food. Our buddy Lex Taylor will be grilling (and smoking) up a storm. Entrees include smoked baby back ribs, barbecue brisket and chimichurri hot dogs with sides of German potato salad, smoked beans and mixed green salad. Plates are only $5 and include 1 entree and 2 sides - it's a while lot of food for $5. There might be a few surprise menu additions as well.

Sundays in Brooklyn during the summer are all about day drinking and we've got plenty of that too - Lady Jay's is a bar after all. We've got drink specials ranging from $3 for a beer to $5 for a mixed drink. You don't need booze to have fun but you're much more likely to dance with some hooch in your gullet. Plus you'll need something to wash down those ribs.

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