10.24.2008

HALF OF SOMETHING OR ALL OF NOTHING









(photos from the Dillinger Four record release show at Danbro Warehouse in Brooklyn, full gallery here)

Stupid Saturn Return.



MP3:

It's a cover too.

• Love Is All - So Far Away

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10.22.2008

SLOW LEARNER / STUBBORN OPTIMIST





















(photos from this year's Zombiecon, full gallery here)

Zombiecon 2008 kicked off on the streets of Manhattan this year with the rise of the undead i-bankers. Looking to the near future end-of-times: the economy has crumbled, banks have closed down, food and fuel have become scarce, and then the zombie attacks began... First stop on the crawl was the Manhattan Mall, which would have been better if most of it wasn't under construction. A little more foot-dragging later and the zombies arrived at the perennial favorite, Macy's. Photo ops were had, small children were mildly frightened, and employees got a reason to scowl and use their walkie-talkies. The last stop in midtown was Victoria's Secret. They were not amused.

The zombie horde then moved to Union Square and the first bar stop at The Continental. Drinking, some NSFW situations, and synchronized dancing to a projection of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" followed. The zombies then descended upon their intended target, Wall Street. As it was late on a Saturday, it was a bit of a ghost town. However the famous Bronze Bull was beset upon and left a bloody, zombified mess.



MP3:

And the winner of the "new favorite song" Ninjasonik remix ablum giveaway is: Nic. With this song by the Found Sound Orchestra.

• Found Sound Orchestra - Little La La

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10.20.2008

THE LINE BETWEEN DECENT AND DICK IS GETTING BLURRY










(Fucked Up with the Vivian Girls and Inepsy at Market Hotel)

This show was one of the more damaging that I've been to in a while. Between getting someone else's sweat in my eyes, elbowed in the ear, buttons ripped off my shirt, a couple crowd-surfer kicks to the head, belly-flopped on several times by the same fat guy, and then having a girl wipe her blood on my face, it seemed a bit more intense than usual. I highly recommend catching Fucked Up live if you can.



MP3:

I usually don't post more than one song per album from a band, but since you can get this free (legally) elsewhere I figure it can't be too bad. You can also see the video for it too.

• Matt & Kim - Daylight

A band's place in myspace.

MINIMUM WAGE IS A GATEWAY DRUG











(Dillinger Four and NOFX at Irving Plaza, capped off with Patty's backstage antics)

I may have given up on music photography as a way to make a buck, but it's still pretty damn fun. Thanks again to the Dillinger Four guys for showing me a good time.



MP3:

Showing some love.

• Dillinger Four - Noble Stabbings

A band's place in myspace.