7.31.2005

GOTTA LOVE THOSE MAKEOUT MONSTERS

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from the Wrestle Mania Party at East End Bar the other night

i was just at the Hightower show/party at The Bowl in greenpoint, and i have to say i can't remember the last time i was surrounded by so many beautiful girls and so many smelly guys. like peanut butter and jelly, they always end up together.

anyone know the number of arrests from friday's critical mass? i didn't see any but heard there were some sneaky moves being pulled by the nypd. . . like popping out from between parked cars to nab riders. aside from that, there needs to be a lot more solidarity next month. the ride kept splitting up arbitrarily, some individuals thought that people were getting spooked easily about possible cops lying in wait. but you only make it worse when you drop your numbers from 200 to 30. talk about easy pickins. safety/power in numbers, people, large numbers.

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so Covers Compilation #2 continues today. same deal as the last one. all tracks are unidentified, you have to match up the artist, with the song, with the original artist. some are easy, some are tricky, but if you have been a loyal sucka pants reader you may find that you have some pretty good clues already. so download the tracks, listen to them, then look at the song list on the insert of the cd (available below) and try and match them up. when it's all done, you should have a pretty decent cover song compilation. so then burn it, print out the cd artwork, and put it all together. . . thank you, you just saved me a whole lot of work.

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7.29.2005

MOVE BUMP GRIND RINSE REPEAT

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(note the fact that the man is using a cane)

sunday sunday sunday. go to the bbq at the grand st. park/waterfront in williamsburg at 2pm (flyer here), then ride your little hot-stuff bike over to east williamsburg/bougwick for this gem of a show (see below). and if your really looking for fun overload, follow it all up with margaritas to go from the turkey's nest and Big Blue Kickball in mccarren park. bam, you're so done.

Loft Show/Benefit Party

Sunday July 31st
5pm
$?
265 McKibbin St. Apt 409

help us raise some dough for super duper awesome people that had the misfortune of being robbed (twice!). there is going to be some really pretty people there. so come. drink. smile. dance. enjoy. good things for good people.

featuring:
NARCHITECT
NECKING
UNITED STATES
POOR BOY JOHNSON & THE GODDAMN RATTLESNAKE
plus one more (HUNDTS KUP fr. Austin?)

L train to Montrose, walk downhill on Bushwick 3 blocks to McKibbin, turn left.

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MP3:

so Covers Compilation #2 continues today. same deal as the last one. all tracks are unidentified, you have to match up the artist, with the song, with the original artist. some are easy, some are tricky, but if you have been a loyal sucka pants reader you may find that you have some pretty good clues already. so download the tracks, listen to them, then look at the song list on the insert of the cd (available below) and try and match them up. when it's all done, you should have a pretty decent cover song compilation. so then burn it, print out the cd artwork, and put it all together. . . thank you, you just saved me a whole lot of work.

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IT'S BEEN A WHILE... NOW MY HAIR IS LONGER AND MY CATS BECAME BEARS


Si si. A friend of mine once told me a small story that I don't know why, always comes around my thoughts. He was at his spanish class and he said "estoy con mierda" instead "miedo", miedo is fear and mierda is shit. I now relate this story when I was 8 and was makin' a performance at class about our planet moviment around the sun. I said out loud "it's transação", but it's "transLAção" and "transa" is a word that fits for "sex". Allright. I have a question. Do you get depressed when some weird people contact you on these friendsters thing? And they send you a message tellin' everything about them? And pictures usually are indoor and shirtless with ugly lightning and walls? I get depressed. I can't even make fun and ask if they were on the straight gaydar. I hate these straight people. HATE.


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You all should check this delicious mexican label Nuevos Ricos... I would. But I've been there so right now I won't.
And since that "Miedo" Story is from Tod, I should offer this mp3 for him to make up for that trauma. Also cuz he'll be right here where I am in few days! And who knows? We could make a dance coreography and dance to this song! Together in tight clothes! Performing in the balcony for all the street to watch... that would be so incredible!

•  Maria Daniela Y Su Sonido Lasser - Miedo



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7.28.2005

LIVIN' THE LIFE LIKE A PHOENIX

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soooooo. . . i'm skippin' town. for a while (a month+ at least). i leave early next week, and posting may get pretty erratic depending on computer access. however, i am hopeful that some other friends will be picking up some of my slack. The Goddamn Rattlesnake has signed on, James Stache is collecting amazing music and stories while riding his bike all over europe, and perhaps there will be some double-team posts from brazil. who knows. hopefully it will be pretty interesting. relatedly, anyone have any interesting stories, tips, and places to check out in brazil? throw them my way, i'm gonna be there for a bit.

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MP3:

so Covers Compilation #2 continues today. same deal as the last one. all tracks are unidentified, you have to match up the artist, with the song, with the original artist. some are easy, some are tricky, but if you have been a loyal sucka pants reader you may find that you have some pretty good clues already. so download the tracks, listen to them, then look at the song list on the insert of the cd (available below) and try and match them up. when it's all done, you should have a pretty decent cover song compilation. so then burn it, print out the cd artwork, and put it all together. . . thank you, you just saved me a whole lot of work.

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7.27.2005

HOLD YOUR HEROS AT ARMS LENGTH

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Revs and religion, together at last

Aa play with Matt & Kim tonight at the Cake Shop on ludlow.

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MP3:

so Covers Compilation #2 continues today. same deal as the last one. all tracks are unidentified, you have to match up the artist, with the song, with the original artist. some are easy, some are tricky, but if you have been a loyal sucka pants reader you may find that you have some pretty good clues already. so download the tracks, listen to them, then look at the song list on the insert of the cd (available below) and try and match them up. when it's all done, you should have a pretty decent cover song compilation. so then burn it, print out the cd artwork, and put it all together. . . thank you, you just saved me a whole lot of work.

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7.26.2005

THE SWEAT ON YOUR FACE SPELLS L-O-V-E

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Big A little a

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Parts & Labor

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USA Is A Monster (1)

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USA Is A Monster (2)

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The Scene (1)

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Free Blood

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The Scene (2)

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Japanther (1)

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Japanther (2)

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Mosh Pit

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Japanther (3)

photos from the Todd P. parking lot show on saturday. i was so beat by the time Afrirampo and Lightning Bolt played that i couldn't battle the hordes to get close enough for photos. but damn it was fun, i'm still kind of tired from it.

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MP3:

so Covers Compilation #2 continues today. same deal as the last one. all tracks are unidentified, you have to match up the artist, with the song, with the original artist. some are easy, some are tricky, but if you have been a loyal sucka pants reader you may find that you have some pretty good clues already. so download the tracks, listen to them, then look at the song list on the insert of the cd (available below) and try and match them up. when it's all done, you should have a pretty decent cover song compilation. so then burn it, print out the cd artwork, and put it all together. . . thank you, you just saved me a whole lot of work.

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7.24.2005

BROOKLYN BLEEDS YOU DRY

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blah, the mac store has had my computer since tuesday. even though i went over it with the "genius" and waited 3.5 hours while he ran the same tests i'd already done, it's taken them almost a full week to zero the drive and/or replace it. damn. so that's why posts (and email for that matter) have been scarce. when i get my shit rolling there should be a lil update from the Todd P. parking lot show on saturday. in the meantime i give you some of the writing on the wall. . . from brooklyn.

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MP3:

so Covers Compilation #2 continues today. same deal as the last one. all tracks are unidentified, you have to match up the artist, with the song, with the original artist. some are easy, some are tricky, but if you have been a loyal sucka pants reader you may find that you have some pretty good clues already. so download the tracks, listen to them, then look at the song list on the insert of the cd (available below) and try and match them up. when it's all done, you should have a pretty decent cover song compilation. so then burn it, print out the cd artwork, and put it all together. . . thank you, you just saved me a whole lot of work.

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7.21.2005

SIX STRIKES AND YOU'RE OUT

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this is a little sumptin' a friend of mine is spearheading. it looks to have great potential if the right heads get involved. so check it out and pass it on. . . The Accumulation Project.

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MP3:

so Covers Compilation #2 continues today. same deal as the last one. all tracks are unidentified, you have to match up the artist, with the song, with the original artist. some are easy, some are tricky, but if you have been a loyal sucka pants reader you may find that you have some pretty good clues already. so download the tracks, listen to them, then look at the song list on the insert of the cd (available below) and try and match them up. when it's all done, you should have a pretty decent cover song compilation. so then burn it, print out the cd artwork, and put it all together. . . thank you, you just saved me a whole lot of work.

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CRISPY, CRUSTY, AND CAREFREE

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beach day 2005 was very very nice. long island is always a mind-f*ck. so close to the city, yet so weird and different. next time i have to remember to turn over at some point to not get the burnt-toast one-sided tan again.

the vice party was crazy crowded, and almost fun till i got 86'ed for trying to break up a fight with who turned out to be the drunk/crazed owner of the place. good times.

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MP3:

so Covers Compilation #2 continues today. same deal as the last one. all tracks are unidentified, you have to match up the artist, with the song, with the original artist. some are easy, some are tricky, but if you have been a loyal sucka pants reader you may find that you have some pretty good clues already. so download the tracks, listen to them, then look at the song list on the insert of the cd (available below) and try and match them up. when it's all done, you should have a pretty decent cover song compilation. so then burn it, print out the cd artwork, and put it all together. . . thank you, you just saved me a whole lot of work.

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7.19.2005

COVER YOUR EYES
THEN COVER THE BODY

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Covers Compilation #2!

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so Covers Compilation #2 starts today. same deal as the last one. all tracks are unidentified, you have to match up the artist, with the song, with the original artist. some are easy, some are tricky, but if you have been a loyal sucka pants reader you may find that you have some pretty good clues already. so download the tracks, listen to them, then look at the song list on the insert of the cd (available below) and try and match them up. when it's all done, you should have a pretty decent cover song compilation. so then burn it, print out the cd artwork, and put it all together. . . thank you, you just saved me a whole lot of work.

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7.18.2005

NO, I'M NOT INVITING YOU TO MY PARTIES ANYMORE

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so i have a photo in the new photo issue of Vice. and they are having a party for it, with free booze. you should go, i probably am.

oh yeah, and you can now search suckapants.com. look for old mp3s and/or posts about bands/things you care about. but it's mainly to help find something you saw here once and need to find again. that's what i use it for, anyway. (and mad props to Deteriorate for the customization hookup.)

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weird moods = weird musical selections (part 2). so here's a very unique track from the japanese artist Dokaka. a vocal/beatbox cover of Slayer's "Angel of Death." yep, it's pretty weird. and i sincerely plan to drop another cover song compliation any day now, but we are going to move retroactively back to #2 cause i can't get #4 quite polished enough just yet. besides, #2 is really good.

• Dokaka - Angel Of Death


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7.15.2005

THE WAY YOU FEEL WHEN YOUR CRUSH TRIES TO SET YOU UP ON A DATE WITH HER FRIEND

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so couple of saturday shows, GD Rattlesnake & PB Johnson are playing with O'Death and Cabinet of Natural Curiosities at Pete's Candy store at night (scroll back a a week or so for a more detailed post). saturday during the day is a bbq + show at the franklin house. it's Wildlife and what used to be Best Death Ever. starts at 4pm, 186 franklin. me myself and i are electing for the bbq and then this show (see below) at glasshouse. not only is Neptune going to play with their totally home-made instruments of weirdness, but it's also going to Matt & Kim's last show for a while (gotta take a break sometime). so yeah, sunday brings you Nightmerica, The Good Good, and Mika Miko at Woodser (141 s. 5th st. in brooklyn) for another 4pm bbq. there is also Grub at 7pm, this time hosted by Visual Resistance. and then Big Blue Kickball with the nice and entertaining boys of Parts & Labor. mccarren park, williamsburg, 9:30pm till late.

Saturday, July 16th

-= PARTS & LABOR =-
It is us.
http://www.partsandlabor.net

-= NEPTUNE =-
Killer homemade scrap metal guitar and oscillator
skronk from Boston, MA.
http://www.neptuneband.com/

-= RACCOO-OO-OON =-
Swirling sax-and-effects-heavy shapeshifter
psychedelic noise from Iowa.
http://www.raccoo-oo-oon.org/

-= KIM & MATT =-
Your favorite guitar/keyboard/love punk duo.
Soundtrack for summertime Brooklyn.
http://www.mattandkimusa.com/

@ GLASS HOUSE GALLERY
38 South 1st St. btwn Kent and Wythe
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
8PM, $6
http://www.brookebaxter.com/glasshousegallery/

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weird moods = weird musical selections. so here's a pretty unique track from the australian artist Unkle Ho. gypsy vocals meet plodding break beats with slight tinges of electric guitar. peculiar. intriguing. good.

• Unkle Ho - Grace Of The Guru


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7.14.2005

NOTHING MORE DANGEROUS THAN THE YOUNG AND HUNGRY

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pics from the last two S.T.R.E.E.T.S. shows in nyc, at Summercamp and Manny's house respectively.

last S.T.R.E.E.T.S. show, tonight (thursday) at the Cake Shop. last chance to see the face-melting maiden-inspired thrash-yerself-to-death skate-or-die (really) S.T.R.E.E.T.S. in nyc. don't be a sissy, come head-bang till they're handing out neck braces like candy.

also, i got this in my inbox today, video clips from the Brooklyn Bike Brawl. click on the arrows in the upper right of each clip window to enlarge them.

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so for obvious reasons, it seems like a good time to post something off the new S.T.R.E.E.T.S. record, "Invaders From Gnars." i had a really hard time deciding. . . but the last track, a ten minute opus, is just undeniable. prepare to wreck your neck.

• S.T.R.E.E.T.S. - The Dark Ages (13.5 MB)


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7.12.2005

IF PEOPLE'S SKIN REFLECTED EMOTIONAL WOUNDS LIKE BRUISES, THIS WORLD WOULD BE AN UGLY PLACE

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man i wish i had something worthwhile to offer today, but like one of my college professors once told me during a critique: "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all." whinin' and bitchin' get old fast (i have been told). so instead: here's a toast to skipping town, for a long time. the only surefire remedy for what ails ya that i know of. goddamn am i f*cked if it ever fails me.

relatedly, does anyone know of:
A) a cool friend in tokyo.
B) a good japanese travel agency.
C) a place to sell old worn-in vintage jeans and the like in tokyo (gotta raise some $ while traveling).
D) any contacts at magazines and/or galleries that might be receptive to looking at a portfolio.
E) if it really is okay to sleep in the parks over there.
F) recommended places to visit while in japan, ie. crazy islands or cloud forests or things really naturally amazing/unusual/surreal.

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here's a kinda unusual Weezer Homie track, my favorite by far. "afraid to close my eyes goin' to bed, afraid you'd crack the phone down over my head." yep, been there.
*UPDATE: my "music nerd" roommate cleared up the nature of this Rivers Cuomo Weezer-sounding track. check the comments. he's a nerd all right, the kind that can break you in half by accident. kind of a confusing dichotomy really.

• Homie - American Girls


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ALL WE EVER ARE IS A PHOTOGRAPH IN A SHOEBOX

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shit. another cyclist has been killed. details are slim at this point, but sadly Keith Alexander died yesterday while riding his bike. among many other things, Keith was a prestigious designer, a new school professor, and toured extensively with Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, Primal Scream and Carnivore. he was also a major proponent of body piercing and other body modifications. there is a small blurb here. i wish i had more information. thanks to Nick and boing boing for the heads up.
*UPDATE: apparently Keith died as a result of not wearing a helmet, a vehicle was not involved. so to all of the too-cool-for-school kids out there buying your new track bikes. . . give up a little vanity and get a helmet. give us fewer reasons to have memorial rides.
also Brooklyn Vegan does a great job talking about Keith here.

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i was saving this for some (hopefully defunct) alterior motives, but it sprang into my head on a rather surreal ride home through the crazy religious-italian street festival remnants in williamsburg. closed down merry-go-rounds, boarded up fried stuff stands, giant five-story religious obelisks, and signs declaring the winner of 2005's best Capo award. . . all under the soft glow of those christmas-light-adorned decorations they hang across streets. and the whole time, everything is strangely silent, especially for brooklyn. yeah, kinda weird. but this is a pretty good summer jam regardless. so here's some Donovan. enjoy.

• Donovan - Season Of The Witch


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7.11.2005

KINDA LIKE SAVING YOUR SOUL THROUGH BLOODY KNUCKLES

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i love it when people have good stories. and no one really tops the S.T.R.E.E.T.S. kids. like how on tour their roadie flipped out of the loft bed in the van, and landed on a jar of peanut butter. a glass jar of peanut butter. that broke. apparently the "yawning" wound was so deep that the physician said he could fit his entire index finger inside. but that's just kind of gross. the real topper i heard was how mr. johnny and mike took mushrooms and then decided it would be fun to climb into the trunk of a compact, close it, and drink beers. only johnny had the only set of keys. and the shrooms were kicking in hard. there probably could have been a pretty bad end to the story, with two guys found days later with 24 empty beers and massively pissed pants. but instead mike eventually freaked out and started flailing and accidentally hit the emergency release cable inside. it's probably good that it was some new rental car that actually had one of those things. keep that in mind for the next time you get kidnapped.

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R. L. Burnside. goddamn. this man has stories. go read his bio at the link above. you should really know who you're listening to to appreciate this. if nothing else, appreciate the genre-meshing of this track.

• R. L. Burnside - Goin' Down South


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7.08.2005

BURN IT TO THE GROUND

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this is the S.T.R.E.E.T.S. show i mentioned a while back, as in don't-miss-or-your-gonna-be-pissed show. you not only have S.T.R.E.E.T.S., but Matt & Kim and the Peppermints. so yeah, don't miss it. you WILL be pissed. really.

--> SATURDAY JULY 9TH @ SUMMERCAMP <-- :: the Peppermints —————————-> Paw Tracks records
:::: S.T.R.E.E.T.S. aka Skating Totally Rules Everything Else Totally Sucks
:::::: Mob Stereo
:::::::: Kim & Matt / aka / Matt & Kim
:::::::::: Love of Diagrams ——————-> from Australia

- SUMMERCAMP -
698 Flushing Ave @ Throop Ave | Bushwick/Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
G or J to Flushing | all ages | no phone # | $8 - donation | doors 8pm

[ PEPPERMINTS ]
“San Diego’s the Peppermints — recently signed to Animal Collective’s Paw Tracks label — bring “experimental barfy trash-rock” to the mix, fashioning terse, spazzy songs about everything from grapefruit to conservative Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum.” - Flavorpill.com
– MP3s –> http://home.earthlink.net/~marenthebest/

[ S.T.R.E.E.T.S. ] aka Skating Totally Rules, Everything Else Totally Sucks
“Vancouver’s S.T.R.E.E.T.S. (Skating Totally Rules, Everything Else Totally Sucks) re-ignite the usefulness of long-forgotten adjectives like “rad” and “gnarly” with their fierce, cocky brand of skate-thrash. Songs like “Too Fast to Powerslide” and “Shred Back the Night” exemplify the band’s shout-chorus vocals, monstrous guitar licks, and thrilling beats.” - Flavorpill.com
– MP3s –> http://www.streetsrock.com/boombox/boombox.htm

[ MOB STEREO ]
“Blondie thru a buzzsaw!! the Supremes meets Drunks with Guns, or Shop Assistants meets Live Skull - you get the idea..” - Terre T, WFMU
“Mob Stereo = The Raincoats + Miss TK and the Revenge + Teengenerate + Cub This is super sloppy, super simple and super garage. The female vocals are dreamy and light atop the fuzz and pounding, and the effect is basically lovely..” - Slugmag
– MP3s –> http://mobstereo.com/free_mp3.htm

[ KIM & MATT ] aka MATT & KIM
if you’ve attended any previous Japanther performance - or most any show I’ve put on for that matter - then Kim & Matt will be two familiar faces. Two accomplished visual artists as well as an awesome (as well as perennial) rock n punk duo, spactic spazz out drums and fúckin’ awesome keyboard and vocals. Matt plays (played?) in Amanda Noa as well.
– WEBSITE –> http://www.mattandkimusa.com/
– MP3s / MYSPACE –> http://www.myspace.com/mattandkim

[ LOVE OF DIAGRAMS ]
Australian co-ed three piece (x Sea Scouts) rock out with pounding drums and guitar / bass riffing. Like a early Teenage Fanclub tinged Superchuck with punk rawk energy.
– MP3s –> http://www.shootthevariable.com/loveofdiagrams/mp3.php

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MP3:

this song makes me feel better. . . for three minutes and fifty-four seconds. better than nothing.

• Jawbreaker - In Sadding Around

Bonus:
mp3s from the Peppermints (click on "The Peppermints").


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7.05.2005

YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE TO FIGHT TO HAVE FRIENDS

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so i spent the fourth of july by myself on the waterfront people watching. . . i couldn't find any of my friends to save my life and people weren't picking up their cell phones. kind of ended up to be a weird night to say the least. and the business with shutting down all bridges to pedestrian/bicycle traffic all night? what the hell was up with that? so if you want to cross the river, you better cough up your $2 for a metrocard. . . otherwise tough shit for you (apparently).

BUT i have been slaving away all day and night (for a while) for THIS:

SWOON
July 07, 2005 — August 13, 2005
76 Grand Street, New York
Opening July 7th, 6-9 pm

We are very pleased to announce the first New York solo exhibition by SWOON. Turning the 76 Grand Street gallery into a ramshackle labyrinthine city of paper and paint, SWOON will be producing her most ambitious installation to date.

SWOON’s worlds are often populated by realistically rendered-- and evocatively cut-out- street people, often her friends and family. Riding bikes, talking on a stoop, going grocery shopping-- these people traverse a cityscape of her own unique invention. Bridges, fire escapes, water towers and street signs create crisscrossing shadows and spaces through which her figures move. Inspired by both art historical and folk sources, ranging from German Expressionist wood block prints to Indonesian shadow puppets, SWOON is a master of using cut paper to play with positive and negative space in a conceptually driven exploration of the experience of the streets.

*possible performances by Japanther, Matt & Kim, and The Goddamn Rattlesnake + Poor Boy Johnson.

don't miss it so i don't have to pity you like the fool that you are.

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everyone has been sweating this band big time. they are good, definitely. but i find i am more attracted to the singer's strange delivery and constantly repeated themes (hoodrats, christianity, being on the lam of sorts, betrayal, etc.) than much else. and they have some of the best lines/lyrics i have heard in a long time. enjoy.

• The Hold Steady - Your Little Hoodrat Friend


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7.03.2005

LIKE A TERRY RICHARDSON WHO HANGS OUT IN BROOKLYN ALL THE TIME AND DOESN'T GET ANY

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goddamn. it's pretty impressive when a stranger has you pegged this well. kinda creepy too. but then again, you've also got your favorite rosy-cheeked rival pullin' stuff like this. so i guess it all balances out. sort of. maybe.

still workin' 13 hour days at Deitch, will update when i can. see you all on the 7th for the opening of the year. (disclaimer: i will be a sleep-deprived zombie by the time the opening rolls around, so you'll have to be sure to have my fun for me. thanks.)

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so i have no idea how i came across this band, but i found myself repeating this song over and over for like two days. it feels familiar, but not in a bad way. . . so now i'm gonna share with you.

• Electric Turn To Me - Sometimes Skies Split


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7.01.2005

PLEASE STOP BREAKING MY HEART,
I'VE ALREADY GIVEN YOU ALL MY LUNCH MONEY

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(they were just pissed cause he outsmarted them. . . too bad he couldn't outrun them.)

so today is link day.

new music video made by street artists Faile. . . and Time Magazine provides a caucaphony of quotes on graffiti in conjunction with their latest ad in soho. both courtesy of Wooster Collective

Nike's Letter of apology for ripping off Minor Threat and Discord. see the offending poster over at Deteriorate.

Interactive pics of your friendly nyc bike messengers, via the New York Times.

Dead Boys, Gorilla Biscuits, Against Me!, Thursday, more to perform at CBGB's this August, as part of the efforts to save the seminal punk club from destruction/gentrification. (let's hope this turns out better than the williamsburg waterfront did.)

oh yeah, and don't forget Grub or Big Blue Kickball this sunday.

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got the white label of this track yesterday in the mail, damn i like it. i'm going to just copy some pieces of the (kinda lame) promo statement and save myself some trouble (it was a laaaate one last night).
"Rev Run (baptized Joseph Simmons) is one of the creative minds that pioneered the sound of the legendary Run-DMC releasing albums like 'King Of Rock' and 'Raising Hell' that are considered classics in the genre today... Run-DMC changed the sound of rap by simultaneously being more street and rock 'n' roll than any of their contemporaries. Featuring Run's powerful voice, hard rocking beats and an electric guitar energy reminiscent of Run-DMC classics like "Rock Box" and "Walk This Way," "Mind on the Road" is the perfect track to..." (i just can't bring myself to post the rest).
it's a great track, having a lot of the same feel, energy, and elements that made Run-DMC the powerhouse they are. add it to your summer-jam playlist NOW.

• Rev Run - Mind On The Road


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