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

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Tonight: Personality Crisis With Team Robespierre & SHAPES

Tonight is the 2-year anniversary of Personality Crisis. PC is a monthly DIY show/party put together by SHAPES. We love SHAPES so when they asked us to get involved we were totally down. We asked one of our favorite bands in Brooklyn, Team Robespierre, if they'd want to headline the show and they were down too.

Shea Stadium is one of our favorite DIY spots in Brooklyn and this party is just fucking crazy always so the addition of Team Robespierre should make this one for the books. Fanelli, of SHAPES, is also making his famous homemade 4 Loko, which he calls Crisis Crunk. And to top it off our favorite descendant of Aaron, Jeremy J Cohen, is celebrating his birthday!

January 29th
@ Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St.)
Personality Crisis w/
Team Robespierre, SHAPES,
Life Size Maps, Viva Mayday, Sister Helen and
Jake Harms & The Nelsonvillains
$8, 8PM

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Metallica Pisses Off Their Fans...Again.

In the metal world 2010 was the year of the Big 4. Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax have been playing shows all over the world. However, much to the dismay of their fans, they haven't played one show in the US. A few weeks ago they started hinting at a US tour and everyone got very excited. They even created a Big 4 Facebook page where fans would hear the big announcement first.

Today was the big day everyone was waiting for, the day of the big announcement. What cities would they be hitting? How many shows would their be? How much would a ticket cost? Well, they answered all of those questions this morning by posting the entire tour schedule which consists of one fucking date in California. Yes, all the fucking hype and all the demand and they basically post a big fuck you to their fans in the US.

Now it might be a bit much to put the blame solely on Metallica but let's be honest, this will be the biggest pay day ever for the other three bands. Why would they possibly walk away from a touring opportunity? The only band that doesn't have anything to lose here is Metallica. We all know they're calling the shots here.

So here we are. Four of the greatest American metal bands in history finally playing together and guess fucking what? They're only playing one show in their home country. Fuck you dudes.

***Update: The fan feedback so far has been ferocious. People are fucking furious about being strung along. Check out the Big 4 page and you'll see what I mean. I wouldn't be surprised if all the negative publicity leads to a couple more shows. I'm thinking at the very least they add an NYC and Chicago area date. 

Friday, January 21, 2011

Tonight: Wild Yaks @ Zebulon (Free Show); Dirty Fences Playing House Party

Wild Yaks are playing a free show tonight at Zebulon. They go on around 11:30. Elsewhere, there's a house party on Marcy and the Dirty Fences are playing. I don't think there's a cover but not sure.


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Tonight: Harley Party @ Don Hill's; Gunfight! & Quiet Loudly Supergroup @ Coco66

New Matt & Kim Video, "Cameras"

I'm not a fan of this song but the video is kinda awesome. Matt and Kim literally just beat the shit out of each other the whole time. If I liked the song I'd be pissed that the fight sounds are actually louder than the song but I don't like it so who cares?

GWAR Partied At Idle Hands Last Night

I had a meeting at 6:30 last night and somehow I completely forgot that this shit was happening. I could not be more angry with myself. Not surprisingly there are plenty of pictures to make me hate myself even more.


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Happy Birthday Cousin Dolly!

Earlier this year I started tracing back my family tree and I stumbled upon a Parton. Well, that side of my family is a bunch of mountain folk from the Kentucky / Indiana area, which is not far from Tennessee. Dolly Parton happens to be from round yonder so I checked out her family tree on a hunch. Turns out me and Dolly share a grandfather! Sure, we're 5th cousins a couple times removed but in the big picture that's pretty fucking close.

So anyway, I'd like to wish a happy 65th birthday to my dear cousin, Dolly Parton. She's one of the greatest country singers ever and a true American treasure. Maybe I'll get to meet her one day.

Coachella Lineup Announced: The Strokes, Arcade Fire, Kanye, DFA 1979, Duran Duran

Check out the full lineup here

Friday, January 14, 2011

Smell The Glove Hosts Oh! You Pretty Things (Sunday)

Monday is a holiday and that means the good parties this weekend happen on Sunday. Myself and Carlos (we're the dudes that throw Smell The Glove) will be hosting Oh! You Pretty Things: Best of Bowie party at LPR on Sunday. Prince Terrence and Erik Jayk, who have both DJd Smell The Glove, will also be hosting. Our friends Michael T, Twig, Brendon James, Andy Shaw and Nicky Digital are all involved as well. Speaking of Michael T., in addition to paying tribute to Mr. Bowie it will second as Michael's birthday party!

The last time we hosted a party like this it was one of the best nights of our lives. Come out and party with us!

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

New Gang Of Four Video, "You'll Never Pay For The Farm" + New Album Streaming On NPR

Founding members of the most radically important rock band in the last thirty years - Gang Of Four, Andy Gill & Jon King are getting excited to release their first new material in 16 years on January 25th. "c o n t e n t," the new album from Gang Of Four "reaffirms what a thrilling and intelligent noise [GO4] make," raves Uncut Magazine. Its "fiery funk will have you bouncing around and beaming at the return of this inspiring, influential unit." Mojo simply calls it "riveting" and Spin says ""[Gill and King] spit out splintered riffs and skewered tropes that approximate the band's peak."

To get fans excited, NPR will stream "c o n t e n t" in entirety for one week on "First Listen" beginning January 17th.

Gill and King, along with members Mark Heaney and Thomas McNiece, will hit the road for a 15-date North American headlining tour beginning February 4th in Toronto, ON. Tickets are on sale now. Along the way, Gang Of Four will perform powerful new single "Never Pay For The Farm" on The Late Show with David Letterman February 8th. 

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

New Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers Video, "Heaven In Stereo"

New Ninjasonik Mixtape (Free Download) + Release Party Tonight

Ninjasonik has a new one out called When Anxiety Attacks and they're celebrating tonight at Santo's Party House. After you download the album for free check out the video for "Super Power". I'm inclined to agree with the YouTube commentors, "Telli went off on this track."

Download it for free

Super Power by Ninjasonik

Details & RSVP

Tonight: Ninjasonik, Fiasco, Grooms, Shark?, Fiasco, Raccoon Fighter, Jangula, Dirty Fences

Holy shit there's a lot of good shows tonight!

Dirty Fences @ Don Hill's (Free)

Ninjasonik Release Party @ Santos Party House

Fiasco, Grooms & Shark? @ Silent Barn
_Fiasco [NY] []
__Grooms [NY] []
___Fat Tony [TX] []
____Shark? [NY] []


Raccoon Fighter @ Union Pool

Jangula @ The Twees @ The Studio

Tigersapien "A Pattern Repeating" (Free MP3)

Our homies Tigersapien posted a track for you all to dance to.

New Screaming Females Video, "Wild"

New Death Set Video, "Slap Slap Slap Pound Up Down Snap"

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Spokeo: You're All Getting Suckered, Suckers.

For the past several years there have been a bunch sites which aggregate people's public information. Some of the better known sites are Pipl, 123People, PeekYou and Spock. Recently, there's been all types of press and online buzz about Spokeo. They're essentially no different from the other sites I listed except in one simple facet - they're pretty good at social media.

The news of Spokeo sharing your "private" personal info caught on like wildfire on Facebook. You probably saw a few posts about it from one of your friends, you might have even posted it yourself. All of the posts were nearly identical, people were clearly copying and pasting. From there, actual news outlets started picking up on this. Every time I see another article or segment on the news I smash my head against the wall.

Let me ask you something - where do you think the original message came from? I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that Spokeo started this shit up. Information aggregation is not new, your information being public is not new (and it is your fault, by the way), these sites are not new. Below is a variation of the message being sent around. How do people not see this is viral marketing 101?

There's a site called, a new online USA phone book with your personal info: everything from pics on FB or web, your credit score, home value, income, age, children, etc. Remove yourself by searching for your name, copy the URL of your page, use this new link fill in the information. Check your email for the confirmation and follow those instructions.

So why is this news? Because anything you plaster all over Facebook becomes a story. If your business offers a service which is a bit scandalous, make it sound more scandalous! Then take to Facebook and plant a message about how everyone's info is public and they're totally fucked. Now YOU better tell your stupid friends because they're in danger too.

Meanwhile, Spokeo is sitting back watching their traffic skyrocket. Sure, a few people come by and remove themselves from the listings but not many. A small price to pay for making the 10 o'clock news (who are morons). The lesson here is think about what you're copying and pasting before you do it. You might be part of a not-so-elaborate marketing scheme. Don't let shitty aggregator sites work your ass and end up front page news.

Oh, and if you really want to hurt these types of sites how about changing your privacy settings on Facebook and deleting old profiles (Friendster & LiveJournal can go dude)? I tend to think that blocking their source feed makes a lot more sense then sending all of your friends to check out their site. Don't be dumb.

Party Alert: Oh! You Pretty Things @ LPR

You know that awesome party Brooklyn Ski Club throws downtown, Smell The Glove? We haven't had one since October but we're keeping the party going. Smell The Glove is one of the hosts for Oh! You Pretty Things this Sunday at LPR. It's a Bowie tribute party and one of Michael T's official birthday parties. There are tons of DJs, hosts, bands and other forms of entertainment. Come out and party with us.

Details & RSVP:

Friday, January 07, 2011

New Freelance Whales Video, "Enzymes"

Slap Slap Slap Pound Up Down Snap

The Death Set recorded this handy dandy instructional video for the unofficial handshake of Brooklyn bands like Ninjasonik and Cerebral Ballzy (who make cameos in the video).

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Rock And Roll Circus Night One (So So Glos & Japanther Destroyed)


Last night was the first night of the Rock And Roll Circus at the Big Apple Circus tent in Lincoln Center. The show was free and some of Brooklyn's finest were playing. That combined with the fact that it's a show in a fucking circus tent meant there was no way I was missing it.

I got to the show early because I was worried about getting in. Turns out the tent is gigantic so I had nothing to worry about. After I got in I roamed around for a few minutes and eventually went to grab a beer. There was a sign on the bar that said, "$8 Beer, $12 Mixed Drinks". I'm used to pricey drinks at shows but holy shit man! And the cups were little 12 oz. joints.

Luckily, it was at this point that I checked my email and found out I was on the press list which not only got me backstage and front row seats but also came with free Sixpoint and Belvedere from the VIP bar! Drink in hand I was ready to party!

We entered the back room of the tent which was a big circus ring. There was a huge lit up "Big Apple" sign overlooking the circle with a slide coming down from a platform onto the floor. The show started with a huge drag queen who cracked a few jokes and announced the first band, Electric Tickle Machine. One by one the band members slid down the slide into the circle and took their places.

The tambourine player/hype man of the band was wearing a crazy balloon thing on arms with high waisted leather pants and green shades. I've seen ETM before at a DIY show at Shangri-La in Greenpoint. They were pretty good then but man, they've come a long way. They were fucking amazing last night! Super high energy, amazing songs and a great presence. They even included a cover of "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" which was pretty damn good, and it ain't easy covering the Beatles.

After ETM finished up we went back for some more booze and wandered around a bit more. They had all types of booths set up for face-painting and shit like that but no carnival games. I would have dug a few carnival games but it's cool.

We missed the first song or two by So So Glos, they were already playing when we made it back to the circle. They sounded great but the vibe was kinda mellow for an SSG show. They noticed this too and invited everyone onto the floor to dance. At first everyone looked at each other wondering if they were serious and if rushing the floor would be kosher. Then our favorite drummer and good friend, Jamen of Regal Degal, ran out there and, upon seeing one person do it, a stampede followed.

Now there were about 75 kids on the floor dancing and crowd surfing and just having some fun. It was quite a sight with the circus tent and "Big Apple" sign as a back drop. They played about two or three songs with the crowd just going totally apeshit.

Then they announced that they had one more and upon kicking off the last song it got even crazier. Halfway through the last song of the set security rushes the crowd and

Monday, January 03, 2011

Tonight: Rock And Roll Circus (Free Show)

Tonight is the first night of The Rock And Roll Circus at The Big Apple Circus Tent. The show attempts to recreate the famous Rock And Roll Circus which included the Rolling Stones, Jethro Tull, The Who and more.

The Rock And Roll Circus kicks off with Japanther, So So Glos, Electric Tickle Machine, The Pharmacy and Voxhaul Broadcast. Tonight is totally free, just get there when the doors open at 7pm. Tomorrow night features Ariel Pink, Amazing Baby & more and tickets start at $25.

This should be lots of fun and if you're worried about the circus aspect well rest easy, The Big Apple Circus is certified "cruelty free".

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