There is nothing quite like the feeling you get when you discover that members of your favorite defunct bands have been palling around together and secretly playing music.
TALKING TO REED DUNLEA ABOUT “THIS IS JERSEY CITY NOT NEW BRUNSWICK”, A LIVE COMPILATION FROM DISTORT JERSEY CITY ON WFMU (+ DONATE TO KEEP WFMU GOING STRONG IN 2014)
Reed Dunlea is a chill dude who hosts the only real punk radio show in NYC, “Distort Jersey City”, on the largest free-form station in America, WFMU. Every year the station has a fundraising marathon to stay on the air, and different shows offer different swag for pledges. DJC offers a compilation of live sessions from the show, and this years, titled “THIS IS JERSEY CITY, NOT NEW BRUNSWICK”, is the sickest one yet, with live cuts from some of the best bands out there right now. I talked to Reed about the comp, what’s been going on at WFMU, and why you should donate.
More shit I’m listening to while I’m trying to ignore you, featuring L.O.T.I.O.N, GG Lohan, Pleasure Industry, KISS, Butthole Surfers and Sinatra.
Listen to “Two-Faced” off the SoCal punks’ new LP, featuring cover art from Alex Heir and Heather Benjamin.
Whatever your city is doing, what the homies out in B-More are doing is 10x as crazy. 12 O’ Clock Boys is one of the hardest movies we’ve seen in a long time, hands down, exploring a city and a culture that just doesn’t give a fuck (and featuring Baltimore himies like Schwarz on the soundtrack) the film gets more done in it’s 75 minutes than most documentaries do in twice that.
King Vince is a gangster of love, an all-loving flower child hippiethug in the truest sense of the word. He’s a poet in the rap game, and a rapper in the poetry game. His past and current place of living are mostly a mystery, something he keeps away from the public; his soundcloud bio only reads, “King Vince is a feral spirit who cut his teeth in NYC.” Some say he’s a punk street kid, some say he’s an occultist, some say he’s an actor; it’s hard to nail down exactly who King Vince is.
Head back into the Thunder Zone with Juiceboxxx’s new video for “Thunder Jam #8″ off “I Don’t Wanna Go Into the Darkness”, featuring Andre Hyland, aka Jesse Miller.
I dare you not to dance to this jam when it comes on in the living room of a house party at midnight. Everyone will be losing their shit like they were 18 and you’ll be like “damn, how’d they just do that?”
Sometimes you just want to breath real deep and talk to a good friend about something heavy that’s been on your mind for some time.
Talking shit on random tapes cuz I wanna. Round one: Mongrel, Skinny Puppy, Madonna, Gowanus Mutant Kommandos, Temple of the Dog and MORE.
If you lived in Bushwick or Williamsburg last summer, saw the tags and wondered “who the FUCK is ‘King Vince”, here’s your answer. King Vince’s soundcloud bio says he’s a “feral spirit who cut his teeth in NYC”; but it’s a lot more than that.
Heroin addicted aliens in queer, neon, druggy, dystopian scumbag 1980′s New York. Don’t miss it.
Maks Suski has been hard at work documenting live music in NYC on video for the last 4 years; we asked him to compile a list of some of his favorite videos that he’s shot, a list that includes Japanther, Action Bronson, Death Grips, Culo, Crystal Castles, Limp Wrist, Black Pus and more.
“Although Tiny Leg’s sound owes much of it’s inspiration to the Oakland glucose and thumbtrack scenes of the mid-nineties, and has been called by HotFridge magazine ‘a thumbcore homage to the sound of Velvet Curtis and Taco’ and ‘a slick-stale, neo-juicy, post-hipster alchemy, somewhere in between gluke-wave and puke-base’ by PeckerwoodsToday, those sentences are too journalistic and not souague enough, if one may permit my french.”
aka “BREAK STUFF TO THIS”
Listen to Goosebumps’ whole set from Distort Jersey City on WFMU last tuesday, plus solid gold hits from Dawn of Humans, Ivy and Creeping Dose.
Olympia’s tortured, deranged post-Hoax punks GAG are pretty much the best thing besides listening to “La Sexorcisto” all the way through that you’ll find right now.
No genres, no concepts, here’s the music from 2013 that made us glad to still be alive, despite all odds.