Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Sword

The Sword - Maiden, Mother & Crone


Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Valient Thorr and Early Man

Wow. I saw Valient Thorr the other night with Early Man opening. Great show.

Valient Thorr - Exit Strategy


Early Man - War Eagle

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

ScribeFire test

ScribeFire test post.



Valient Thorr - "Exit Strategy" Volcom Entertainment

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Sweet Cobra

Sweet Cobra- "Fucking Fertilizer"

Friday, April 25, 2008

Monday, March 31, 2008

Toner Low

I have been rather taken with this band as of late. I know I mentioned them recently (ok, in the last post), but they warrant another listen. With headphones on. Really.

Go get your headphones. I'll wait. Ok.

Toner Low - Duster

Monday, March 24, 2008

Toner Low

Hollands very own stoner/doom/psychedelic outfit, Toner Low.

Toner Low - Grass


Some more videos and audio here.
Even more videos and two high quality downloads here.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Mustach

Those Swedes did it again (still?). I couldn't decide between these two, so you get both. Listen to the Singer; I hear a cross between Ian Atsbury (The Cult) and Claus Meine (The Scorpions). I don't know if that is good or bad, just saying.

Mustach - Down in Black


Mustasch - Double Nature

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

AC/DC

Holy shit look how young they are! Wow, I feel old now.

AC/DC - Let There Be Rock

Scott H. Biram

Pretty cool acoustic ditty.

Scott H. Biram - Hit the Road

Blind Dog

Here is some good stoner-ish rock.

Blind Dog - Iron Cage

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Isis

Have a little live Isis, will ya?

Isis - Backlit

Friday, February 29, 2008

Cage the Elephant

I don't know why, but this song reminds me of my buddy Dave. Not the "in one ear" bit, but the phrasing and the feel of the song overall. I guess you'd have to know Dave. Make sure to check out the flyer for the band that Dave is in after the video.

Cage the Elephant - In One Ear


St. Paddy's day show:

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Excuses, Exodus, and Aldershof

Sorry for the lack of posts lately, been busy and not very motivated (which isn't a good combination). Last week I did manage to see (not necessarily in this order): Exodus, Goatwhore, Warbringer, Every Time I Die, From First to Last, August Burns Red, Human Abstract, and another one I can't remember. The first three were one show and the rest were at another. To complete the hat trick, this weekend I will be seeing Fu Manchu (!!), ASG, and Savoiurs.

I don't know a lot about these guys other than they fancy some odd time signatures.
Aldershof

Monday, February 11, 2008

Year Long Disaster

If this song doesn't make you a believer, I will have to insist on an autopsy. I think that good music must be at least partly due to genetics. Or could it be the nurture side? Either way, Dave Davies passed on a set of musical cajones the size of Saturn. His son Daniel is stellar. That is the bassist from Karma to Burn and the drummer from Third Eye Blind, if you were curious.

Year Long Disaster - Leda Atomica (Live)

Totimoshi

I have an assignment for you. Watch this video at least three times, in a row. Three times in a row, really loud. This is the shape of music to come. Mark my words. This kind of powerful music will happen more often in the near future.
I want a shirt that says "My Devil Comes" (hint-hint).

Totimoshi - The Dance of Snakes

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Whoremoan

Some good stoner type stuff from the UK's Whoremoan. Check out their MySpace tunes, too.

Whoremoan - Hit & Run

Every Time I Die

I get to see these guys in a couple of weeks. I can't wait. It is one stop on the Take Action tour.

Every Time I Die - Ebolarama

Friday, February 1, 2008

Goatsnake

After the Obsessed, came Goatsnake. More info here. They almost remind me of Bongzilla, but with cleaner vocals.

Goatsnake - Flower of Disease

Monday, January 28, 2008

High on Fire

For those of you that don't believe that you can stream entire albums on Last.fm, here is High on Fire's latest, Death is This Communion.

Listen away before it goes away. I would pay for that for sure. Remember to check the Last.fm player on the right side of the 27th of Never main page.

Hangnail

I am on the fence with these guys. In some songs, the singer sounds like John Garcia. I kind of like that. What I'm not sure about is the lyrics. C'mon. Summer rain? Is the song about a stripper or actual rain?

A couple of the guys are also in a band called End of Level Boss.

Hangnail(uk) - Summer Rain

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Last.fm

Pretty cool shit here. Pay attention.

According to this blog, Last.fm has decided to allow streaming of full tracks AND albums. It looks to be a temporary thing, so use it while it lasts.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

monkey3

I think that monkey3 lean a bit in the prog direction, but they are all stellar musicians nonetheless. Their site has some good verbage:

Monkey3 started during the year 2001 as a musicians' community dedicated to jam-sessions. The overall intonations of this improvisations, due to everybody's influences, was in a stoner-rock vibe. Attracted by this experience, the band was finally formed as a quartet, Picasso - Bass, Walter - Drums, Boris - Guitar and Mister M. - Sampler & Keys, and decided to create its own musical world.

Leave it to a bunch of studio geeks to make something really cool like this. I think that if Tool and Pink Floyd had a love child, it would be monkey3. I would really like to know how the kick drum head works.

monkey3

Monday, January 21, 2008

Bill Hicks

I know that I have kept this blog (pretty much) music centered, but this departure had to be here. Some vintage Bill Hicks talking about music. Hey, at least he's talking about music, right?

Bill Hicks

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Devil To Pay

The double Viking in the first thirty seconds? Yup. Crappy Nova? Yup. Devil To Pay? Yup.

From their site:
Formed in early 2002, Devil to Pay was conceived as the antithesis of strangulated modern rock radio. With a distinct lean towards 70s heavy metal, a love of proto-grunge, and a deep reverence for the stoner rock and doom metal underground, the band continues to torch it's own path to rock and roll glory.

Devil To Pay - Tractor Fuckin' Trailer

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Friday, January 18, 2008

Some great shows coming up

February and March are looking like the end to the dry spell of good shows here in the greater Spokanistan metro area. Ministry, Fu Manchu, Every Time I Die, ASG, Saviours, Exodus and some assorted openers. I think that I am the most excited about the Fu Manchu show. It is at the BLVD here in Spokane. It is on a Sunday, so the bar area of this all ages show might be a little sparser people-wise.

To keep you enthused about the bands I am going to go see in the next couple of months, I will post some stuff from most of them here. I'll start off with some ASG.

ASG - Horsewhipper

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Totimoshi

Totimoshi are on the Volcom Entertainment label. I have been rather enamored with some of Volcoms bands as of late. Especially Valient Thorr and Year Long Disaster.


Totimoshi - Cellophane

Friday, January 11, 2008

Viking Skull

Viking Skull are on Bam Margera's Filthy Note label. They were allegedly started as a joke supporting act for Raging Speedhorn.

Viking Skull - Blackened Sunrise

Valient Thorr

Update: I must have done something right. Someone from Volcom thinks that Valient Thorr are worth looking at on my little blog. Valient Himself thinks that Volcom should treat The 27th of Never to some promo material in order for Nil to review it.

These guys are my new heroes. Not just anyone can pull off cymbal chokes by both guitarists and the bass player. Their live shows look like fun.

From Wikipedia:
The group has based their band backstory on a conspiracy theory and changed part to fit in with the band, which consists of the band crash landing their spaceship in North Carolina in 1957. They became stranded there because Walt Disney stole their time machine. Also, according to this story, they are from Burlatia, which is located in the three rivers inside the planet Venus.

Valient Thorr - Man Behind The Curtain

Thursday, January 10, 2008

The Sword

According to CMJ, The Sword are going to drop some new doom on us in April.

Until then, watch this. Over and over until April.

The Sword - Winter's Wolves

Lack of Respect


If you happen to be around downtown Spokane this Saturday evening, you should stop by the BLVD for a great show. Starting Over, Lack of Respect and Geof Johnson.

I'll go if Lack of Respect does their Maneater cover.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Year Long Disaster

Quite the pedigree on these guys. From Wikipedia:

The band had its beginnings in 2003 when guitarist and singer Daniel Davies, son of Dave Davies of The Kinks, met bassist Rich Mullins of Karma to Burn in a Hollywood grocery store; at the time Mullins was having drug problems and was homeless. Within a week, the two were friends, living in an apartment together, often going on drinking or crack binges[1]. Over the next 7 months they spent time in drug rehabilitation and halfway houses.

In November of 2004, they went to the Scene Bar in Glendale, California to see a band called Hours and Minutes with drummer Brad Hargreaves of Third Eye Blind fame (unbeknownst to the band at the time). Daniel and Rich asked Brad to have a jam. Around that time Third Eye Blind was asked to play as The Kinks on the show American Dreams. Brad was intrigued with the fact that Davies was son of the Kinks' real-life lead guitarist, and the two became friends and continued jamming under the name of Year Long Disaster. They eventually started gigging locally in Los Angeles and caught the eye of Marc Needham, producer for The Killers. They then recorded an EP and began touring nationwide, increasing in popularity. In 2007 they signed a recording contract with Volcom Entertainment and release their debut full length album. The self title release hit the stores on October 9th 2007. The band is managed be Sebastian Robertson son of Robbie Robertson of The Band. They were named one of the best new bands for 2008 in the artists to watch feature in Rolling Stone Magazine. They most recently won the Yahoo! User's Choice for the month of December 2007.


Year Long Disaster

Karma to Burn

From Wikipedia:

a desert rock/psychedelic rock band from Morgantown, West Virginia comprising guitarist William Mecum, bassist Rich Mullins and drummer Nathan Limbaugh (later to be replaced by Rob Oswald for Wild, Wonderful Purgatory).

The band were noted for their uncompromising instrumental sound, echoing that of such desert rock bands as Kyuss and the Obsessed, although the band's preferred genre is "malternative".[1]

The band unofficially disbanded sometime in mid-2002, when bassist Rich Mullins joined Speedealer. Currently, Mullins is playing in the Los Angeles based band Year Long Disaster, Oswald is playing drums in Nebula. and Will Mecum is playing guitar in Treasure Cat.



Karma to Burn - Twenty Eight


Karma to Burn - Thirty Four

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Drunk Horse

He has a cup holder on his mic stand. Sweeeet. There's something about Drunk Horse that I like, I can't put a finger on it though. It must be the cup holder.

Drunk Horse - The Bitch is Bach

Monday, January 7, 2008

The Dirty Mac

Pretty sweet little blues ditty by a handful of unknowns.

From Wikikpedia:
The Dirty Mac were an English supergroup consisting of John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and Mitch Mitchell that Lennon put together for The Rolling Stones' ill-fated TV special entitled The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus. Recorded on 11 December 1968, this was the first time that Lennon, who was still with The Beatles, had performed in public without the other Beatles after the Beatles were created. The Dirty Mac recorded a rendition of the Lennon-penned Beatles track "Yer Blues" and then went on to back up Yoko Ono and violinist Ivry Gitlis on a track called "Whole Lotta Yoko" (which was essentially an extended blues jam).


John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Mitch Mitchell