— SWANS, “Oxygen” from the album “To Be Kind”
White Murder - Arteries Are Flexible (Alex’s Bar, Sunday, July 20th 2014)
The gang of White Murder just played Alex’s Bar in Long Beach this past Sunday the 20th opening for the legendary T.S.O.L. I couldn’t make the show but a good quality video of their song “Arteries Are Flexible” has been posted up. Dig it!
KW: How is it that you were drawn into the lawsuit between Black Flag and FLAG?
HR: Greg Ginn made a mistake he paid for dearly. I give him credit that the checks he cut actually cleared. It must have hurt.
KW: Do you have an opinion on either of those two acts?
HR: It takes guts to move onto the next thing and risk setback and or failure. For myself, I can’t imagine being sixty years of age and playing music I wrote when I was in my twenties. I would rather sail the sea of consequence to new lands. Laps around the shallow end of the pool, not for me.
Read the complete interview here:
Charlie Haden - Lonely Woman
Rest In Peace
Superdrag - Truest Love
The 90’s were a magical time on occasion. This song was definitely one of those times.
Annie Clark (a.k.a. St. Vincent) 4Ever
Astrud Gilberto & Stan Getz - Corcovado (from “Getz Au Go Go”)
Astrud Gilberto’s dreamy voice became the embodiment of the classic Bossa Nova sound that emerged in the early 60’s in the recordings she did with Stan Getz, Joao Gilberto, and Antonio Carlos Jobim. This live version of “Corcovado” is from the “Getz Au Go Go” album.
Pretty sure this is a new song by SWANS. This footage was shot in Nashville on June 30th of this year. I’m going to be seeing them at The Roxy in Hollywood in September and couldn’t be more excited.
This past Friday, July 11th I drove out to see Terminal A and Feral Kizzy at 4th Street Vine wine bar in Long Beach. I’ve grown to really enjoy the vibe of 4th Street Vine as a venue because of how intimate of a setting it is for bands and the hot and sweaty nature that shows there tend to have.
I got there just in time to catch Terminal A. I have to say, the first time I saw them perform some months back I was a little put off by them, but as time has gone on I’ve grown a definite appreciate for what they are doing with their music and performances. With that being said, their set was the usual brooding confrontational catharsis that tore through the audience like a jack hammer eating at concrete. Frontman Colin is the equivalent of a black clad Iggy Pop backed by music that meshes the brooding darkness of Joy Division with their musical evolution into New Order. That’s the best way I can describe them but even that falls short of their in your face live show.
Feral Kizzy went up around 10:30pm to a very packed and sweaty room. One of the things that is great about that kind of atmosphere is the shared experience of the heat with the performers. They drip sweat, you drip sweat, and together you are baptized into a Rock & Roll experience that purges the bad vibes in your life, even if just for a moment. Singer Kizzy Kirk whipped herself and the crowd into a frenzy through their half hour set. Her force of personality oozes in every line, scream, and shout. The band works like a well-muscled body. I’m a little surprised they aren’t bigger than where they are at the moment, I’m sure that is subject to change.