Thursday, December 30, 2010

Going to a show on a Wednesday night? Yeah, if it's the TIMEBOMBS.

So I'm messing around and bored on a Tuesday night and start checking out websites looking for shows in the area. I see the Timebombs are playing at the Blvd the following night with Progeria, and Mindless and a couple other bands. I stared at the image for a few moments, wondering if this thee Timebombs, the band who's put out nothing but great records, and in particular their recent 10", "Mumbling", and the "I Belong In Hell" LP from last year. Both still available from Cowabunga Records. Do a search on the net for the site, if you don't already have these. The first couple EPs were straight up hardcore, whereas the latest two, though still very much hardcore, are more noisy and misanthropic. Distortion permeates everything, the cover art and lyrical subjects are darker and less, ermm... I don't know, definitely not for the weekender types.
So yeah, turns out it was thee Timebombs who played. They had some problems with the bass cabinet at first, but once it was rectified they ripped it up for a brief moment and it was over. Maybe a 10 minute set at best? I haven't seen a band play a set this short since the days of Mohinder, and that was back in 1993 / '94. No pause, all go. I didn't even see a set list. I must admit, as much as I enjoy their records and try to spread the gospel to others to pick 'em up, these guys are even better live. Run, don't walk, to see them when they play your area.
Here's a few photos I managed to get from their set.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

DESTROY LA / BAD ANTICS show this weekend...

Here's a digital version of the flyer for this weekend's show. Should be good. 
Don't forget the Nomos / Timebombs show coming up in a couple weeks. 
Also, I hear Culo are coming out in February. If you've heard their records, you know this is going to be an awesome show.
For those into post punk / dark wave sort of music, I heard on the Part Time Punks radio show on KXLU today that Soft Moon are playing the Echo on February 6. 

Friday, December 3, 2010


Haven't posted anything in a while due to being extremely busy with other more pressing things... But things are winding down, so expect more soon.
For now, here's some information on 3 upcoming shows.

December 10, 2010 - THE SECRET SOCIETY OF THE SONIC SIX with Orlando Greenhill, ssleeperhold, and Jeanelle Mastema's Virgo Rising @ Show Cave, 3501 Eagle Rock Blvd, LA, CA 90065 Doors around 10pm.

December 18, 2010 - Bad Antics, Destroy LA, Broken Patterns, GOA, Wiseguys, Neckties, and Plan A @ Unity Church, 935 East Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90802  Starts around 7pm. $5 to get in.

January 8, 2010 - NOMOS (NY), THE MEN (NY), Francis Harold and The Holograms, THE TIMEBOMBS @ Unity Church, 935 East Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90802  Starts at 7pm. $5 to get in.

Also, the debut of the print version of Tastemaker should be out in January / February. A couple interviews to complete, and some odds and ends and cleaning up the layout is all that's left.