Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Episode 50: Kareem Abdul Jabbar Is My Co-Pilot

Greetings Dear Listener,

There is a band called Death.  On the Netflix, there is a documentary with the title A Band Called Death.  If you have an interest in music or film, this would be a good way to spend an hour and a half of your time.  Then go buy the Death records.  There's the actual album and an LP of demos.  The story of Death is truly astounding.  They're on Drag City Records.

Last week's issue of the Pittsburgh City Paper contained their best of 2013 lists as voted on by the readers.  That shit-hole known as Stage AE was voted best venue.  Best how?  Best ball-cupping security staff?  They were gentle with my nards when they felt me up so I guess they do deserve an award.  But why did they cup my balls in the first place?  I'm not sure and I'm never going back to the place to find out.

Bad Religion has a Christmas album coming out towards the end of November.  Yes, you read that correctly.  Curiouser and curiouser I am about that one.

November 12th is shaping up to be a monstrous day for releases.  Rival School's United By Fate album gets a vinyl reissue.  Handsome's self-titled album sees vinyl for the first time.

And A-F Records unleashes the Worlds Scariest Police Chases album.  The title of the record is very long and I can't remember it.  It'll be pressed on a few different colors.  One of which is being called "Jizzy Clear."

On the same day, A-F will be releasing a new White Wives single.  Pressed on your choice of blue or yellow.  Go here for more information on both.

Before November gets a firm grip on us all, October will die with a fiery, satanic vengeance.  All of the Slayer albums released by Rick Rubin's American Recordings will be reissued on vinyl on the 29th.  Rocktober like a mother-fucker, indeed.  Much Satan will be hailed.

The Black Friday Record Store Day list has been released.  The only thing that really stood out to me was the Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Live at KCRW LP.  But go here to see for yourself.

On the Mind Cure front, the Mud City Manglers are the band featured on October's single of the month.  It comes out this Saturday so stop by the store and pick one up.  The next reissue that Mind Cure is working on is from Savage Amused and should be out in November.  There's a link to listen to the first track off of the record on the Mind Cure blog page.  

Thanks for listening.

Rock over London.  Rock on Chicago.


Here's the download link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 50

Here's the playlist:
1.  The Germs~What We Do Is Secret~(GI)
2.  Anti-Flag~Controlled Opposition~The General Strike
3.  Eddy Current Suppression Ring~Walked Into A Corner~Rush To Relax
4.  The Ramones~Judy Is A Punk~Ramones
5.  The Misfits~Vampira~12 Hits From Hell
6.  Descendents~Suburban Home~Milo Goes To College
7.  Bad Religion~Vanity~True North
8.  State Of Alert~Disease~Flex Your Head
9.  OFF!~Full Of Shit~Live At The 9:30 Club
10.  Minor Threat~12XU~Complete Discography
11.  Roky Erickson~I'm A Demon~Gremlins Have Pictures
12.  XBXRX~Deaf Ears, Silent Voice~Sixth In Sixes
13.  The Adolescents~Self Destruct~Adolescents
14.  Beastie Boys~5-Piece Chicken Dinner~Paul's Boutique
15.  Submachine~Lenny Bruce~In Spite Of Everything...
16.  Boris~Track 9~Vein
17.  Deerhoof~Holy Night Fever~Reveille
18.  The Damned~Stab Your Back~Damned Damned Damned
19.  Helmet~Oven~Born Annoying
20.  Deep Wound~Don't Need~Almost Complete
21.  Lemuria~Get Some Sleep~Get Better
22.  Brak~The Song That Doesn't End~Space Ghost's Musical Bar-B-Que
23.  Sleep~Dopesmoker Side A
24.  Sleep~Dopesmoker Side B
25.  Sleep~Dopesmoker Side C

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Episode 49: That Is One Tan Ohioan

Greetings Dear Listener,

As someone that lives less than a half hour drive from Ohio, I have no idea how someone from there could be so orange.  I also can't figure out how someone can be such an Orwellian bullshit artist.  I guess some things just weren't for me to understand.

Woody Allen's new film Blue Jasmine is worth the trip to the theater.  The only down side of the whole venture out of the house was the theater full of crusty, old, well-to-do, white suburbanites that wouldn't shut up during the entire movie.  I guess they were so senile that they thought we were all in their living rooms and there wasn't a movie playing.  That's what I get for going to a multi-plex in an upper-class neighborhood.  Down with humans.

I did miss the Mind Cure dollar sale and Comicon the other weekend.  Putting new gutters on my house sure did put the turd in my Saturday so much so it carried over into Sunday.

There will be an interesting event at Mind Cure this coming Friday.  Jack White's Third Man Records has a touring mobile record store.  It will be stopping at Mind Cure on Friday from 11am to 8pm.  Go here for more details.

While you're there, pick up the September single from the subscription series.  The featured band is Killer of Sheep.  Pawns is the title of the song on the A-side and they covered a Half Life song for the B-side.  Killer of Sheep is also recording an album over at the studio inside the Mr. Smalls facilities.

Lemuria has a single bundle up for pre-order in their web store.  There's a few different options depending on how much merch you can fit in your hovel.

Garfunkel and Oates will be getting their own TV show on IFC next year.  Finally, a reason to be glad 2012 wasn't the end of world and that it was nothing but fanatical bullshit spewed by half-wits.

Volume 2 of the Anti-Flag subscription series started shipping this week.  The band on the B-side is All Dinosaurs.  They're from Cleveland and really good at what they do.

Solarburn has a few shows in the neighborhood this month.  Mostly involving Halloween type activities.  If you like your metal instrumental, they're the band for you.

The Roky Erickson reissues have been treating me very well.  All three albums have been getting frequent listens.

Apparently, the Pixies put out an EP last month.  The title was EP-1 which leads me to believe there will be an EP-2.  There was a vinyl pressing that sold out but Amazon has it for a $4 download.  They'll be touring North America in 2014.  There is a Pittsburgh date in January but I think I'll be staying home.  The average ticket price is $60 which seems a bit pricey to me.  Oh well.

Thanks for listening.

Rock over London, Rock On Chicago.


Here's the download link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 49

Here's the playlist:
1.  Roky Erickson~Click Your Fingers Applauding The Play~The Evil One
2.  Boris~Bataille Sucre~Praparat
3.  Masked Intruder~We Got The Beat~Our Lips Are Sealed
4.  Lemuria~Dream Eater~The Distance Is So Big
5.  Killer Of Sheep~Pawns~Mind Cure September 2013
6.  Devo~Goo Goo Itch~Hardcore Vol. 2
7.  The Horrible Crowes~Black Betty & The Moon~Live At The Troubadour
8.  Refused~I Am Not Me~Everlasting
9.  White Wives~Hungry Ghosts~Situationist EP
10.  Karp~Me Big Mouth~Mustache Wild
11.  The Weirdos~Shining Silver Light~We Got The Neutron Bomb: Weird World Vol. 2
12.  El Guapo~Glass House~Fake French
13.  High On Fire~Snakes Of The Divine~Spitting Fire Live Vol. 2
14.  Le Butcherettes~The Leibniz Language~Sin Sin Sin
15.  Rival Schools~Missing Glider~Found
16.  The Code~In Hope~Slit w/ Whatever It Takes
17.  The Band That Shall Not Be Named~No More~Damaged
18.  Gun Club~The Breaking Hands~Mother Juno
19.  Roomrunner~Bait Car~Ideal Cities
20.  The Ramones~She Talks To Rainbows~Adios Amigos
21.  Ma Jolie~How Far Is 5K?~...Compared To Giants
22.  Vivian Girls~Going Insane~Vivian Girls
23.  The Clash~White Man In Hammersmith Palais~Sound System
24.  Soul Coughing~True Dreams Of Wichita~Ruby Vroom
25.  Radio Birdman~You're Gonna Miss Me~Radios Appear