Skullflower! Z'ev & Mick Flower! Gnod! In the middle of a forest in the Lake District!
we were talking with them about playing that...but couldn't get work permits sorted out. stupid UK.
What the fuck? Canada, Great Britain, members of the Commonwealth. If I can move freely within a United Europe and work without any actually need to do ANYTHING, how the fuck can the UK not just let you in to play a gig.
Joined: 02 Dec 2009
Location: Highlands, Scotland.
Not had the money for many gigs for a while, last one was Godflesh @ Glasgow (unless you count Anvil)....so after an offer of crashing at a mates house I feel Damnation Featival may be on the cards. It goes without saying that Godflesh is the reason for going but also Doom and would be interested in seeing Ulver. Ain't heard any of the others. Happy dayz (possably)
Yes. The truthiest truth right there. How was Earth?
I dug it. I didn't know the work at all before the show and left wanting to go out and pick up some releases--so you can take that for what it's worth.
Tomorrow - Helms Alee, Akimbo, Brothers of the Sonic Cloth (Tad's new band), and Norska, in Seattle.
How is Helms Alee? I heard some stuff on their myspace page which I liked--there's some melvins and pixies in there...
Next Fri - Neko Case!!!!!!
awesome...would love to see her again
Neurosis, Grails, Akimbo and Yob. On the same fucking bill. On the same night...
I'm gonna pay dearly for that much enjoyment.
Farewell and adieu you fair Spanish ladies, farewell and adieu you ladies of Spain...
(from Jaws and always comes to mind when someone is off to their doom)
As for Earth, check out Hex and Bees Made Honey. Then check out the new one, Angels and Demons and Hibernaculum. All top notch. Pentastar is great as well. I'm not so much into the older droney stuff. S'ok. The new stuff is where it's at.
Really though, the live stuff is the best. Live Hex, Radio Earth and Live Europe. All fantastic. And there's a ton of boots from the last few years that are top notch. I find myself listening to those more than the studio albums.
Helms Alee fucking rules. Full stop. The new album came out last week. I like it alot but not as much as Night Terror yet. I will say this. You are right about the Melvins and Pixies influences. I will also say that both albums are growers. Took me a while with Night Terror to be as into it as I am. I would start there and give it a while. Let it sink in slowly. Seriously one of the best newish bands around.
Last show was when I went to see Swans last May. I just noticed that King Midas Sound are playing a free show in Helsinki this Saturday. So going! Thinking about seeing Low in August, and there's Godflesh in September which is me seeing mr. Brodders live for the first time.
this sunday got random hand, some punk ska, mainly cos a mates band is supporting, then monday cavalera conspiracy, mainly because EVERYONE i know is going (and i'm still on a really bad come-down after hellfest), didn't bother with them in hellfest and amazingly i hear they didn't play troops of doom. what's the world coming to?
ah and i've just found Terror are in manchester on tuesday, only been a couple of weeks since i've seen them so time for another dose of "positive aggression. and more stage dives"
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KTL (played on a backstage in a theatre, imagine you're surrounded by starting helicopters, accousticly & physically, i think this was the most intense show i ever witnessed ... even more intense than Lustmord in a domed hall, where you could lean yourself onto the sound!!! ...]
Swans (after the "intro" i stated that most bands aren't able to end a show, like the Swans had started this one...big respect!!!)
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Eraldo Bernocchi (fine set with some ambient and some SIMM stuff in it)
Last night Unsane. Ruined by 3 horrible opening bands and not enough bass. Still good though.
Man, that heavy metal support band were truly pathetic, utters baws to say the least.
Agree that the bass was a little too quiet in the mix as well as the vocals, however it was clear that Unsane really enjoyed the gig, as did I. So much energy and power from all 3 of them. Ears are still ringing, neck and shoulders still ache
Earth last night was majestic. They sounded wonderful. A little bit sloppy at first but they got through it. The current line up is great. LOVE the way the cello sits with Dylan's guitar. The older stuff sounds great in that format. They played a new song. Was killer. New album in Oct. YAS! I was totally in a trance the whole set. Watching Adrienne play is mesmerizing. And both Dylan and Adrienne look really healthy, lost a lot of weight. That's a good sign.
A meager 150 people attending but all of them crazy about the band. The setlist was mainly the last two albums (Skinflower and Kissing The Sun being the only exceptions if I remember correctly). It was all very electronic and hypnotic. Quite different from the last two times I have seen them.
At first the band seemed somewhat disappointed that there were so few people in the venue, but after they realized that those people were totally psyched about seeing the band, they had tons of fun. We even got one unplanned encore, I think.
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Have you managed to locate the big airplane hangar they rehearse in??
Trying to remember exactly where theyre from.. Its not PDX theyre just outside of it in one of them woodsy places on the way to Multnomah Falls..
Went to substrata festival 1.1 at Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center in Seattle. The space complimented the music well.
Friday, July 15th:
Saturday, July 16th:
I3O: [Rafael Anton Irisarri - Notebook computer + bowed guitar](The Sight Below), [Phil Petrocelli - Drums + percussion](Great Falls, Jesu, Transitional), Kelly Wyse - Piano
Forecast of shows will mostly be local shows:
July 23rd- Blue Sabbath Black Cheer (NOISE!)
30th- Great Falls (Heavy shit with Phil Petrocelli on drums)
Aug. 2nd- EARTH
3rd- Society Nvrse (Jensen Ward - Iron Lung)
19th- Walls(Jensen Ward - Iron Lung), Heiress, Great Falls
24th- Society Nvrse, White Wards
25th- Power of the Riff: Winter, Noothgrush
26th- Great Falls
Sept. 10th- Neurosis, Grails, Yob in Portland
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