Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Episode 81: Ideas Or The Lack Of Them Can Cause Disease!--Kilgore Trout

Greetings Dear Listener,

If Bill Hicks were alive today, he would have had a birthday this week.

Lemuria played in town the other night.  They instantly made themselves some of my favorite people.  Great band, even better human beings.  Here's a link to order their new single/comic book:  Silver Sprocket.

The White Wives play at The Shop tonight.  The show starts at 7pm.  The Shop is at 4314 Main St, Pittsburgh PA 15224.

The past few weeks have been very good on the ears with new music.  Obliterations and Priests have quickly become two of my favorites.  Priests have a Bandcamp page here.  Obliterations are on Southern Lord and here's an article about the band.

Speaking of Southern Lord, it looks like their webstore has a few copies of Sleep's The Clarity left on vinyl.  The ten minute track is pressed at 45rpm on the a-side and there's an etched b-side.

And speaking of Sleep, Al Cisneros' other project, Om, will be releasing a live album through Outer Battery.  There will be 200 on red vinyl and 800 on gold.

I'm still waiting on my copy of the Velvet Underground's super deluxe box set of their self-titled album.  I was waiting to find one at a friendlier price and ordered one from England.  The place I ordered it from also had Dinosaur Jr.'s Hand It Over on vinyl.  Hooray.

Stankmore Industries returns as a sponsor with a new product that will make all of our lives easier.

Thanks for listening.

Rock over London.  Rock on Chicago.


Here's the download link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 81

Here's the playlist:
1.  Boss Kong~Ride To Die~The Humans Soundtrack #2
2.  Priests~Modern Love/No Weapon~Bodies And Control And Money And Power
3.  Obliterations~Scapegoat~Poison Everything
4.  Killer Of Sheep~Killer Of Sheep~Out Of Time
5.  Lemuria~Christine Perfect~Turnstile Comix #3
6.  nothing~July The Fourth~nothing/Whirr Split
7.  Aus-Rotten~Plausible Deniability~The Rotten Agenda
8.  Beach Boys~Sloop John B~Pet Sounds (Mono)
9.  Helmet~I Know~Betty
10.  Whirr~Lean~nothing/Whirr Split
11.  Mary Timony~On The Floor~Ex Hex
12.  Gorilla Biscuits~New Direction~Start Today
13.  Ma Jolie~A Song About Boats~Polars-A Years Collection
14.  Ramones~Rock 'n' Roll High School~Live NYC 1982
15.  Ex Hex~Don't Wanna Lose~Rips
16.  Inside Out~Undertone~No Spiritual Surrender
17.  Lightning Bolt~Barbarian Boy~Adult Swim Singles Program 2013
18.  Auntie Christ~Rat In The Tunnel Of Love~Boys Lie
19.  Government Issue~Plain To See~Boycott Stabb Complete Session
20.  One Day As A Lion~Ocean View~One Day As A Lion
21.  Eddy Current Suppression Ring~Sunday's Coming~Primary Colours
22.  Savage Amused~Twist My Words~Savage Amused
23.  Amen~Hello (One Chord Lovers)~Death Before Musick
24.  Stains~Germany~Stains
25.  Goblin Cock~Just Fucking Humans~The Humans Soundtrack #2

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Lemuria Venue Change

Just a quick note for those that live in the Pittsburgh area and wanted to go to the show:

Lemuria's show on Tuesday, 12/16/2014, has changed locations.

The new venue is the Mr. Roboto Project.

Here's a link to the place:

Their address is:

5106 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh PA, 15224

Advanced tickets are being sold through Lemuria's web store:

No service fees and you still get on the list for the free single.  Hooray.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Episode 80: Crawling Out Of The Black Friday Bunker

Greeting Dear Listener,

Those jackbooted thugs known as Santa Claus and Baby Jesus are bearing down on us mightily.  I'm not sure how much more merriment I can handle and it's only the 3rd.

The trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released over the weekend.  The only thing the trailer did for me was reaffirm my notion that the internet is a racist.  How people can flip their wigs over a black stormtrooper is beyond me.

First of all, it is set 30 years after Return Of The Jedi.  Maybe all of the Jango "Died Like A Bitch" Fett clones died off or took the Imperial retirement offer.  After all, they were on two Death Stars that got blowed up.  Who would still want to work there after that?  Maybe the Empire went trolling for fodder at local community colleges and high schools.  The economy on a desert planet can't be that great.  Beyond the secondhand droid market, where's someone going to get a job?  Fuck it, sign up for stormtroopering and you'll get to see the galaxy.  You don't even need to know how to aim your blaster.  Just blindly pull the trigger and hope for the best.

Second of all, Star Wars isn't real.  Sorry to burst any bubbles but it's not an historical account of anything.  It's a made up story.  Take a breath and shut the fuck up.  Maybe those shitty prequels would have been better if they'd have cloned Django instead of Jango.

AMC has been rolling out clips before Better Call Saul starts up in February.  I am so glad Jonathan Banks signed on for the show.

I damn near forgot that with a new Deerhoof release, there might be a Deerhoof flexi-book to go with it.  The La Isla Bonita flexi-book is out now and is a sight to be seen.  There were only 500 made and they may have sold out by now.  Go to the Polyvinyl site to find out.  Joyful Noise put it together and released another instructional video to go with it.

Recently, there was a joint release between Mind Cure and A-F Records to press Modey Lemons self-titled album to vinyl.  The CD release from the 00's was good.  This vinyl pressing will liquify your brain.

Modey Lemon's House On The Hill demo CDR was also pressed to vinyl by Omentum Records.

Both records can be found at Mind Cure.  Go get them.

Thanks for listening.

Rock over London.  Rock on Chicago.


Here's the download link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 80

Here's the playlist:
1.  Ty Segall~Mother Lemonade~$ingle$ 2
2.  EnemyMine~Nightmare Air~The Ice In Me
3.  Tinariwen~Timadrit In Sahara~Emmaar
4.  Sham 69~Family Life~Tell Us The Truth
5.  The Wipers~Tragedy~Is This Real
6.  Fugazi~In Defense Of Humans~First Demo
7.  John Coltrane~It's Easy To Remember~The Classic Quartet: Complete Impulse! Recordings
8.  UV Race~Girl In My Head~Homo
9.  Chris Stowe~Sometimes They Give Us Beer For Free~Hollow
10.  Wilson Pickett~Mustang Sally~Wilson Pickett: A Man And A Half
11.  Modey Lemon~Garbageman, Garbageman~House On The Hill
12.  Bruce Banner~Nostalgia~I've Had It With Humanity
13.  Tess Brunet~Left~The Great Nothing
14.  Rollins Band~One Thousand Times Blind~Life Time
15.  The Homeless Gospel Choir~Black Friday~I Used To Be So Young
16.  Bad Religion~Stranger Than Fiction~Stranger Than Fiction
17.  Eddie & The Subtitles~American Society~Fuck You Eddie!
18.  Slant 6~Don't You Ever?~Soda Pop*Rip Off
19.  The Ramones~Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment~It's Alive
20.  Buck Gooter~A To Z~The Spider's Eyes
21.  King Buzzo~Dark Brown Teeth~This Machine Kills Artists
22.  Chain & The Gang~Never Been Properly Loved~Minimum Rock 'n' Roll
23.  Vision Of Disorder~Loveless~The Cursed Remain Cursed
24.  TV Smith~Festival Of Fools~I Delete
25.  Stains~Get Revenge~Stains

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Episode 79: Humans For Life + Humans Till Deth

Greetings Dear Listener,

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if Sons Of Anarchy happened on The Planet Of The Apes?  Well a couple of folks did and put together a comic book about it.  Get yourselves to your local comics store and pick up The Humans.  Issue #1 is out now and #2 comes out in early December.  Issue #0 was self-published and bundled with a single featuring Zig Zags and Smelly Tongues.  Each issue going forward will have a free download for a new song from a different band.

I staggered out to the movie theater last week to see the advanced screening of Rosewater.  Jon Stewart made one fine movie.  The post-film conversation that was streamed into the theater gave me the phrase "weaponized banal idiocy."  I've been having a lot of fun with those words.

While goofing around on the internets, I came across the greatest t-shirt design ever.  Sadly, it is no longer available.  Hail Satan like a mother-fucker.

White Wives will be playing on December 18th.  Advance tickets are available here.  They're finally getting around to playing a record release show for the single they put out last year.

Throat singing bad asses, Huun-Huur-Tu were in town a few weeks ago.  I missed the show due to the fact that I forgot about it until the day after.  Dammit.

Ty Segall released a second collection of singles this week.  $ingle$ 2 is the title of it.  Vinyl and downloads can be found here.  And I'm sure by the time you are done reading this Ty will have put out another record.  Prolific, he is.

The last time I was over at Mind Cure, the singles bin was rife with quality 45's.  "Was" is the operative word.  Now my shelf is rife with quality 45's.  A large chunk of this episode consists of singles I dubbed into the digital realm.  Enjoy.  Loudly.

Thanks for listening.

Rock over London.  Rock on Chicago.


Here's the download link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 79

Here's the playlist:
1.  Zig Zags~Humans March/Lets Die~The Humans Soundtrack
2.  Vanishing Life~People Running~People Running
3.  Iceage~Simony~Plowing The Field Of Love
4.  Unnatural Helpers~Dirty, Dumb & Comical~Dirty, Dumb & Comical
5.  Le Butcherettes~Your Weakness Gives Me Life~Cry Is For The Flies
6.  Melvins~Bride Of Crankenstein~Hold It In
7.  Modey Lemon~You Bug Me~You Bug Me
8.  Karp~Prison Shake~Prison Shake
9.  The Wipers~Nome Noma~Nome Noma
10.  Electric Wizard~Time To Die~Time To Die
11.  Tacocat~SK8 Or Die~Woman's Day
12.  Moral Mazes~Stay Unprepared~Magic Tommy Jackson
13.  Pissed Jeans~Sam Kinison Woman~Sam Kinison Woman
14.  Huun-Huur-Tu~Prayer~Ancestors Call
15.  Deerhoof~Paradise Girls~La Isla Bonita
16.  Whirr~Mumble~Sway
17.  Jawbreaker~Boxcar~24 Hour Revenge Therapy
18.  Bratmobile~Stab~Pottymouth
19.  The Ramones~I Don't Wanna Be Learned/I Don't Wanna Be Tamed~Ramones
20.  Weezer~Go Away~Everything Will Be Alright In The End
21.  Thee Oh Sees~Penetrating Eye~Drop
22.  godheadSilo~Nap Attack~Share The Fantasy
23.  Pavement~Date w/ Ikea (Peel Session)~Brighten The Corners (Deluxe)
24.  Stains~Gang-Related Death~Stains
25.  Smelly Tongues~Live To Ride~The Humans Soundtrack

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Episode 78: Dia De Los Muertos

Greetings Dear Listener,

There is not too much to report this time around so I'll keep this brief.

It's been rather hectic here at the home office so I haven't been paying much attention to the news of the nerd.

World's Scariest Police Chases played their final two shows last week.  Of course I missed the show that was local.  I found out about it the morning after it happened.  Oops.  I did peel the flyer for the show off of the wall in the stairwell at the record store.

Lemuria will be out on tour this winter.  They're giving away a free single with every advanced ticket sale.  They've also got a holiday flexi-postcard in their webstore.

And no, it's not that Prince opening.

Am I the only one that noticed yesterday's election results were another example of this country's long standing tradition of voting against their own best interests?  The Empire is falling and we're all witnessing the history firsthand.  When the aliens study this time period, their heads will burst with laughter.  We are fucked.  Hooray.

Thanks for listening.

Rock over London.  Rock on Chicago.


Here's the download link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 78

Here's the playlist:
1.  The Clash~Janie Jones~The Clash (UK)
2.  Beastie Boys~You Catch A Bad One~Aglio e Olio
3.  R.L. Burnside~Let My Baby Ride~Come On In
4.  James Brown~Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved~Revolution Of The Mind
5.  Rowland S. Howard~(I Know) A Girl Called Jonny~Pop Crimes
6.  The Jimi Hendrix Experience~Spanish Castle Magic~Axis: Bold As Love
7.  Gun Club~Port Of Souls~Mother Juno
8.  Minutemen~Bob Dylan Wrote Propaganda Songs~Post-Mersh, Vol. 1
9.  Robert Johnson~They're Red Hot~The Complete Recordings
10.  The Ramones~Beat On The Brat~Ramones
11.  The Velvet Underground~The Black Angel's Death Song~The Velvet Underground & Nico (Mono)
12.  Nirvana~Breed~Nevermind
13.  Bob Marley & The Wailers~Get Up, Stand Up~Legend
14.  Bill Hicks~Rush Limbaugh~Rant In E-Minor
15.  Miriam Makeba~Pata Pata~Pata Pata
16.  The Stooges~T.V. Eye~Fun House
17.  The Beatles~Happiness Is A Warm Gun~The White Album (Mono)
18.  Miles Davis~So What~Kind Of Blue (Mono)
19.  Betty Blowtorch~I Wanna Be On Epitaph~Last Call
20.  John Belushi~Louie, Louie~Animal House
21.  The Ruts~Something That I Said~Peel Session 5/14/1979
22.  Marvin Gaye~Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
23.  Devo~Too Much Paranoias~Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
24.  Pete Seeger~Bourgeois Blues~If I Had A Hammer: Songs Of Hope & Struggle
25.  The Cramps~Green Fuz~Psychedelic Jungle/Gravest Hits

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Episode 77: Boo

Happy Halloween Dear Listener,

And nothing screams Halloween more than Glenn Danzig buying kitty litter.

As Halloween is upon us and Christmas decorations are already in the stores, this episode will serve as our salute to all things sweet and evil.  This episode was a great deal of fun to put together so I hope you enjoy it.

Joyous news came earlier this week.  Sleater-Kinney will be putting out a new record in January and touring this winter.  No Cities To Love is available to pre-order in multiple formats over at Sub Pop.  The first single is Bury Our Friends and was included as a one-sided 45 in the Stay Together box set that was released this week.  Here's the video for it:

J Mascis came through town last week and completely crippled my brain.  I never thought that one man with an acoustic guitar could give a PA such a hard time.  Denny The Sound Guy had one helluva time keeping it from reaching meltdown.  I skipped dinner to get to the venue early for a good seat and a cup of coffee.  My efforts paid off two-fold because I got to meet the man and thank him for taking years off of my hearing.  Here's a picture that I took from my table:
The opening act was a band from Australia called Luluc.  They were great except for the fact that my 15 year old brain could not get over the fact that they looked like Cate Blanchett and Russell Brand gave up acting to become Australia's fourth most popular folk duo.  I crack me up.

The Gaslight Anthem played last week as well and they brought Against Me! with them.  Other than the shitty venue and excessive lights, it was a great show.  Going on after Against Me! every night has got to be a great challenge.

And of course, every time I say that I'll never go back to that venue someone gets booked there.  Sleater-Kinney will be playing that beer filled toilet bowl in March.  Something tells me they will break that shitty PA that was designed for electronic music.

Last week, Iggy Pop gave a lecture on the state of music and other such topics at an event dedicated to the BBC's John Peel.  The man dropped the science for about an hour.  You can go here to download it.

A few months ago, Sleep released The Clarity as a free digital download through Adult Swim.  I thought a 12-inch single with an etched b-side would have been a great idea.  Apparently Sleep did too.  They pressed up 1,000 of them back in August and I missed it.  I had to get mine from a record flipper on the ebays.  Savages.  Here's what the b-side looks like:

And it seems that there will be a cartoon involving Mike Tyson and mystery solving.  Here's the first episode:

In more bizarre news, there was an online petition demanding that Toys R Us stop selling Breaking Bad themed toys.  The woman who started the petition ended up on the Today Show saying that it sets a bad example for children to sell toys that come with tiny bags of plastic meth.  Maybe she should stop complaining about the toys and just ignore them.  If she's not going to buy the toys for her children then what's the problem?  The lady also failed to notice that these toys are sold in Wal-Marts and other retailers but did not mention them in her petition.  Maybe the example we should show our children is how a well crafted a story and following through on that idea as far as they possibly can, regardless of how goofy it might be, could end up with action figures being made of that idea.  People are assholes with nothing better to do.  And doesn't every G.I. Joe and Transformer come with a gun?

Thanks for listening.

Rock over London.  Rock on Chicago.


Here's the download link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 77

Here's the playlist:

Many treats and a few tricks.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Episode 76: Hangin' With Zorak

Greetings Dear Listener,

When I got home from day job today, this fine creature was sitting on my porch so I used a picture of it as the episode artwork.  It doesn't look that evil.

This episode is a bit heavy with Mind Cure releases but it's not my fault that the store keeps putting out quality releases.

Walter from Gorilla Biscuits/Quicksand/Rival Schools is in a new band called Vanishing Life.  It's considered a "super-group" because there are members of ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead and Rise Against in the band.  Although, no one in the band has lasers coming out of their eyes so I fail to see how they are "super" but I do like their music.

And another Hard Traveling Heroes type band is Moral Mazes.  It's got J. Robbins (Jawbox) and Jonah Matranga (Far) in it.  Their single is titled Magic Tommy Jackson and has the best artwork ever.

Deerhoof has released another track from their forthcoming album La Isla Bonita.  This one's called Paradise Girls.

On November 24th, the Velvet Underground's third album, The Velvet Underground, is getting the 6-disc hard bound book/box set treatment.  There will be remastered stereo and mono versions and an alternate Lou Reed mix.  Hooray.  My ears can't wait.

Iceage put out a new record this week, Plowing Into The Field Of Love.  I gave it a few listens today and I'm enjoying it but I'm still waiting for it to grab me.  The band may be falling into the trap of over complicating their records.

Whirr has been busy of late.  They put out a new record called Sway, they are reissuing Pipe Dreams and they've got a split 12-inch EP coming out in November with nothing.

The new Weezer record, Everything Will Be Alright In The End, came out this week as well and my goodness is it a fun 42 minutes.

J Mascis and the Gaslight Anthem will be in town next week.  Wednesday and Friday, respectively.  The Gaslight Anthem show is sold out and there may still be tickets available for J.

There's a movie about Fela Kuti floating about from town to town.  Get out to see it if you can.  Music is the weapon, indeed.

Gotham has forever endeared itself to my heart.  Or at least their music director anyway.  They played the Stooges during a fight scene.  There's nothing better than mixing Iggy with Batman.

The Flash started last night.  It looks like it will be lighter and a lot more fun than most modern comic treatments.  Arrow started tonight and hopefully it stops looking like a soap opera and maybe they'll let the male actors start wearing shirts more often.

ComiCon was a few weeks ago.  Here's a picture of the Batmobile:
They wanted $10.00 to sit in it.  I almost laughed at the guy when he told me that.

I did get to meet Chris Yambar.  He's an artist for the Simpsons comics put out by Bongo Comics.  Here's a picture of a drawing he made:

I made it out to see Tusk.  Funniest horror movie ever.

Thanks for listening.

Don't make me feel like a prize asshole and not mention my casserole.

Rock over London.  Rock on Chicago.


Here's the download link:

Out Of Step Music Hour Episode 76

Here's the playlist:
1.  Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros~Coma Girl~Streetcore
2.  Submachine~Small Fires~Submachine/Kicker Split
3.  Portishead~Cowboys~Portishead
4.  The Ramones~Glad To See You Go~Leave Home
5.  Ty Segall~Manipulator~Manipulator
6.  The Gotobeds~Fast Trash~Poor People Are Revolting
7.  Sebadoh~Imminent Emergency~Defend Yourself
8.  Heather McEntire~The Sycophant~The Monsters In My Bed
9.  Flight Of The Conchords~Hurt Feelings~I Told You I Was Freaky
10. The Living End~Problem~It's For Your Own Good
11.  Bad Brains~We Will Not~Rock For Light
12.  New Amsterdams~When We Two Parted~Never You Mind
13.  The Bats~Wild West~Demo 5:26:84
14.  Little Red, Hard Hair, Tangle Eye & 22~Early In The Mornin'~Blues From The Big House
15.  Generation X~Gimme Some Truth~Generation X
16.  Joey Ramone~Don't Worry About Me~Don't Worry About Me
17.  Dinosaur Jr.~Nothins Goin' On~Hand It Over
18.  The Beatles~Help!~Help! (Mono)
19.  Dax Riggs~Strange Television~If This Is Hell Then I'm Lucky
20.  Eel~Pacifism Won't Win Fight~Eel/Pissbath Split
21.  Vivian Girls~Damaged~Vivian Girls
22.  Code Orange~Thinners Of The Herd~I Am King
23.  Rachel Jacobs~The Bunny Song~Rachel Jacobs/Liza Kate Split
24.  The Velvet Underground~Beginning To See The Light~The Velvet Underground
25.  The Stains~Violent Children~Stains

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Episode 75: Ouch, I Bent My iPhone

Greetings Dear Listener,

Breaking news on the technology front:  If you leave your iPhone 6 Plus in your pants pocket for too long, it may bend due to your body temperature.  Using the new iOS8 app known as EtherFace, Apple held a teleconference with their CEO from The Ether.  Steve Jobs opened his comments with a question, "Why don't you take the fucking phone out of your fucking pocket, you fucking morons?"  The still deceased, glowing image of Mr. Jobs continued, "Does Apple have to do everything for you?  You know what, next time we'll make the fucking thing out of adamantium with a kryptonite screen.  If you don't stop bothering me with this piddly shit, I'll put the entire U2 discography on your iTunes.  That'll teach you to complain about stupid shit.  Aren't there real problems in the world?"  Suddenly, the ghost of Jobs reversed his position by following up with, "Oh, wait.  What I meant to say was, the iPhone 7 will come with an optional pocket cooling device.  The pocket cooling device will only cost an additional $299.99."  The ether-teleconference came to an abrupt end when a reporter commented that the prototype for the pocket cooling device that Jobs held up looked suspiciously like a common sandwich bag with three ice cubes in it.  Thus proving that even in death, Steve Jobs was a giant prick.

In sports news from The Onion:  Players for the Pittsburgh Steelers will wear a patch on their jerseys this season to honor the victims of Ben Roethlisberger.  I keep wondering why the media keeps asking his opinion about his violent colleagues taking their work home with them.  I guess the press is trying to find someone with experience in football and maximum levels of douchebaggery.

Time To Die by Electric Wizard is streaming on NPR's First Listen.  Brain liquifying volume is required.

Fugazi's first demo has been mastered and will be released on November 18th.  Pre-orders are up on Dischord.  There won't be any new Fugazi so first Fugazi is the next best thing.

New episodes of South Park are starting.  The first episode seems to be about the Washington Redskins being offended that Cartman started a company called the Washington Redskins.  Hooray.

Gotham started the other night.  Goddammit, that show is going to be great.

The Pittsburgh ComiCon is this weekend.  Nerding out this weekend, I will be.

Thanks for listening.

Rock over London.  Rock on Chicago.


Here's the download link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 75

Here's the playlist:
1.  Buzzcocks~Breakdown~Spiral Scratch
2.  Snapcase~First Word~End Transmission
3.  The JB's~The Grunt, Part 2~The Grunt
4.  The Scientists~Frantic Romantic~Do The Pop Redux, Part 1
5.  Supernova Chile~Chewbacca~Clerks
6.  The Ramones~You Should Never Have Opened That Door (Demo)~Ramones
7.  Blackeyes~Nine~Blackeyes
8.  Death~Politicians In My Eyes~...For The Whole World To See
9.  The Sword~Barael's Blade~Age Of Winters
10.  Ty Segall~You Should Never Have Opened That Door~Ty Segall
11.  Blood Brothers~Trash Flavored Trash~Crimes
12.  Afghan Whigs~When We Two Parted~Gentleman
13.  Public Enemy~Rightstarter (Message To A Black Man)~Yo! Bum Rush The Show
14.  Taylor Swift~Black Mass~Black Masses
15.  Past Lives~Paralyzer~Tapestry Of Webs
16.  Against Me!~Black Me Out~Transgender Dysphoria Blues
17.  Fugazi~Ex-Spectator~The Argument
18.  Sham 69~Borstal Breakout~The Unacceptable Stench Of Bullshit
19.  XBXRX~Freezing Water~Wars
20.  nothing~Get Well~Guilty Of Everything
21.  Jon Spencer Blues Explosion~Gadzooks!~Gadzooks!
22.  Tacocat~Stereogram~NVM
23.  Pixies~Allison~Bossanova
24.  The Strangeloves~Night Time~Nuggets
25.  Stains~Sick And Crazy~Stains

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Episode 74: Ugh

Greetings Dear Listener,

Garfunkel & Oates have done it again.  Here's The Loophole:

According to poor journalism, Sidney Crosby had an interesting altercation with police in Ottawa.  The story was retracted almost as soon as it was released.  Here's a funny follow up story that's just as made up as the original:  Sid vs The Bounty Hunters.  Sadly, the writers of the article chickened out at the end and said it was fiction.

There are a ton of new releases slated for the next few months.

Electric Wizard unleashes Time To Die upon the world at the end of September.  Spinefarm will be putting the record out.

Sleater-Kinney's catalogue gets reissued by Sub Pop in October.  There's a box set titled Stay Together with colored vinyl.  The individual albums will be available on black vinyl.

Sub Pop will also be reissuing Shallow by Pissed Jeans.  Their Throbbing Organ single has also been repressed and will be included with the reissue of Shallow.

The soundtrack for the film Clerks will be pressed on vinyl for the first time.  500 will be on black and white vinyl and 1,500 will be clear with black smoke.  It's a double LP with an etched D-side.  Shop Radio Cast is handling the release and it's due out on November 11th.  That date may move around a bit because they are always optimistic about their test pressings and jacket printing.

Deerhoof will be releasing La Isla Bonita on November 4th.  If the rest of the record is as good as the first single then Deerhoof could quite possibly take over the world.  Go here to pre-order.

Body Count's self-titled album is being reissued on vinyl.  I'm not sure who is handling the release but I don't think Cop Killer will be on the release.  Too many people would whine about it.

Pittsburgh band Gotobeds have released Poor People Are Revolting recently.  They somehow ended up on the NPR first listen website.  Not surprisingly, the comments section was not friendly.  Too many heads are up too many asses over there for people to enjoy anything.  Take a listen to it over on their bandcamp page.

The deluxe vinyl picture disc version of Gaslight Anthem's Get Hurt landed in my mailbox today.  It's quite the thing of beauty.  The limited edition of the standard version of Get Hurt won't be out until next month or so.  It seems that Island Records wasn't capable of dealing with colored/splattered vinyl in a timely manner.  Hooray for conglomerates.

DC Entertainment is going to try to make Aquaman not look like a tool.  Justice League: Throne Of Atlantis will be the next animated feature coming to DVD.  No matter how much effort they put into making Aquaman look like a bad ass, he always gets a good laugh out of me.

Thanks for listening.

Rock over London.  Rock on Chicago.


Here's the download link:

Out Of Step Music Hour Episode 74

Here's the playlist:
1.  Aus-Rotten~The Second Rape~The Rotten Agenda
2.  Ty Segall~Tall Man Skinny Lady~Manipulator
3.  Zig Zags~Brainded Warrior~Brainded Warrior
4.  Melt-Banana~The Hive~Fetch
5.  Bikini Kill~White Boy~Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah
6.  Lou Reed~Vicious~Transformer
7.  J Mascis~Stumble~Tied To A Star
8.  Thank God~Chicken Dance~Ice/Age
9.  Pontiak~Lack Lustre Rush~Innocence
10.  Stay Vicious~Get Hurt
11.  Le Butcherettes~Burn The Scab~Cry Is For The Flies
12.  King Buzzo~Rough Democracy~This Machine Kills Artists
13.  Warm Soda~Lost For Words~Group Flex II-Son Of Flex
14.  Toadies~I Burn (Live)~Possum Kingdom (Texas Picture Disc)
15.  Iggy & The Stooges~Search & Destroy~Raw Power
16.  War On Women~I Like Science~Improvised Weapons
17.  Wire~Lowdown~Pink Flag
18.  OFF!~I Got News For You~OFF!
19.  Thee Oh Sees~Put Some Reverb On My Brother~Drop
20.  The Damned~Machine Gun Etiquette~Machine Gun Etiquette
21.  Misfits~Attitude~Static Age
22.  Pissed Jeans~I'm Sick~Shallow
23.  Boris~Quicksilver~Noise
24.  Gotobeds~Wasted On Youth~Poor People Are Revolting
25.  Mika Miko~Attitude~666

Friday, August 29, 2014

Episode 73: Oink

Greetings Dear Listener,

As I type this I am listening to the new Sarah Silverman record, We Are Miracles.  Holy shit is it funny.  The album stream is now available to those that pre-ordered.

A special thanks to the kind folks over at Exotic Fever Records.  I ordered War on Women's record and the label sent me a bunch of free records along with it.

My brain is fried with all of the new records that have been coming out over the past few weeks.  Zig-Zags, Ty Segall, J. Mascis and Gaslight Anthem.  Whoever says new music sucks has no idea what they are missing.

The clear vinyl for Melt-Banana's Fetch album has finally started to circulate on the internets.  Last I had heard the label gave up on the clear vinyl due to manufacturing issues.  I guess they got that figured out.  Good for us.

The Melvins will be releasing Hold It In on October 14th.  The only pre-order I've seen for it so far has been on the Amazon for the mp3.  No CD or vinyl as of yet.

Le Butcherettes' Cry Is For The Flies will finally get a vinyl release on September 30th.  There seems to be different artwork for the Ipecac release than what was used for the thumbnail artwork on the download from earlier this year.

The two CD Japanese import version of Boris's Noise album can be found for an almost reasonable price.  This is also on the Amazon.  I called around to a few local record stores and they were unable to get it from any of their distributors.

The OFF! show went off without a hitch the other night.  No insufferable drunks invaded my area to ruin the evening.

The RVIVR/War On Women/Zeitgeist show a few weeks back was a good time out.  Due to a rather nasty cold/fever I had to miss RVIVR but War On Women certainly won me over and Zeitgeist was even better the second time.

If you've got an extra $450 laying around, there's a purple Dinosaur Jr. turntable for sale in their merch store.  $450 and it's not even direct drive.  If I want a purple turntable that badly, I know how to use paint.

***Update*** Apparently quite a few people had an extra $450 laying around.  The purple turntable has sold out.

The Worlds Scariest Police Chases track on the program can be found here.  I was unaware of Unfuckwithable until recently.  What a pleasant surprise that was.

The Batman: Assault On Arkham DVD is out.  Kevin Conroy is back as the voice of Batman.  Hooray.

Thanks for listening.

Rock over London.  Rock on Chicago.


Here's the download link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 73

Here's the playlist:
1.  Worlds Scariest Police Chases~Fuck Your Faith~Unfuckwithable
2.  Motorhead~Ace Of Spades~Ace Of Spades
3.  N.W.A.~Fuck Tha Police~Straight Outta Compton
4.  High On Fire~Anointing Of Seer~Blessed Black Wings
5.  The Clash~Police On My Back~Sandinista
6.  Tacocat~Spring Break-Up~Take Me To Your Dealer
7.  Submachine~Police Attack~Sawed Off Shotglass
8.  Jesus Lizard~Monkey Trick~Goat
9.  The State~Police State~No Illusions EP
10.  Gil Scott-Heron~The Revolution Will Not Be Televised~Evolution (And Flashback)
11.  Black Flag~Police Story~Everything Went Black
12.  Bad Brains~Right Brigade~Rock For Light
13.  Angelic Upstarts~Police Oppression~Independent Punk Singles Collection
14.  The Traditional Fools~Snot Rag~The Traditional Fools
15.  U.K. Subs~Police State~A.W.O.L.
16.  Alhousseini Anivolla~Tamiditin~Rough Guide To African Blues
17.  Anti-Flag~Fuck Police Brutality~A Document Of Dissent
18.  Chuck Dukowski Sextet~My Blood Shines So Bright~Eat My Life
19.  The Ruts~S.U.S.~The Crack
20.  Body Count~Pop Bubble~Manslaughter
21.  Battered Citizens~Downhill~Police Brutality
22.  Black Sabbath~Iron Man~Paranoid
23.  Richard Pryor~N-----s Vs Police~That N-----'s Crazy
24.  UV Race~Lego Man~Greatest Hits Vol. 1
25.  Fugazi~Great Cop~In On The Kill Taker

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Episode 72: Shazbot!!!

Greetings Dear Listener,

Given the tragic event from earlier this week, we pay a small tribute to the giant that was Robin Williams.  Dammit.

In honor of Sleep releasing The Clarity for Adult Swim, the entire playlist for this episode involves the word "sleep" in some way or another.

Zeitgeist will be playing on August 18th at the Union Project.  They'll be playing with War On Women and RVIVR.  The show starts at 7.

OFF! will be in town on August 23rd.  I will definitely leave the house for Keith Morris.  Fuck the drunks.

Ty Segall has a new record coming out in a few weeks.  Manipulator is available for pre-order at Drag City.

Sub Pop will be releasing Sarah Silverman's new album We Are Miracles on September 23rd.  Hooray!!!  The vinyl is limited to 750 copies so get your pre-order in.

Get Hurt by The Gaslight Anthem came out this week.  I haven't had the chance to sit down and focus on it but I liked what I heard from my first pass at it.  The strange thing about the record is the album artwork for the deluxe version.  It looks like large pendulous balls.

See?  Balls.

The Hitchbot experiment in Canada is something that would never happen in America.  That robot would have been destroyed or sodomized or both within the first hour.

Aaron McGruder, the creator of The Boondocks, has a new show on Adult Swim.  It's live action and it's called Black Jesus.  And it's one of the funniest shows I've ever seen.  If you thought The Boondocks was offensive, you ain't seen nothin' yet.

Punk-Stank, the sponsor from last episode, has returned again to sponsor this episode.  Many thanks to Stank-More Industries for having faith in this humble program.

Thanks for listening.

Rock over London.  Rock on Chicago.

Nanu Nanu.

Here's the download link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 72

Here's the playlist:
1.  Sleep~The Clarity~Adult Swim Singles Program 2014
2.  Mika Miko~Sleepover Slumber Party~666
3.  Beastie Boys~No Sleep Till Brooklyn~License To Ill
4.  Against Me!~8 Full Hours Of Sleep~Against Me! Is Reinventing Axl Rose
5.  Black Sabbath~Behind The Wall Of Sleep~Peel Session 4-26-1970
6.  Amen~I Don't Sleep~Amen
7.  The Living End~Sleep On It~The Living End
8.  The Evens~Architects Sleep~The Odds
9.  Leadbelly~Where Did You Sleep Last Night?~Where Did You Sleep Last Night?
10.  Jawbreaker~Sleep~Bivouac
11.  Nada Surf~Sleep~High/Low
12.  Vivian Girls~I'm Not Asleep~Everything Goes Wrong
13.  The Mark Of Cain~Sleep~This Is This
14.  The Ramones~Sleeping Troubles~Pleasant Dreams
15.  D.R.I.~I'd Rather Be Sleeping~Dealing With It
16.  Soul Coughing~Sleepless~Irresistible Bliss
17.  Anti-Flag~No War Without Warriors (How Do You Sleep?)~The People Or The Gun
18.  Lemuria~Get Some Sleep~Get Better
19.  Walter Schreifels~When You Sleep~An Open Letter To The Scene
20.  At The Drive-In~Sleepwalk Capsules~Relationship Of Command
21.  VUM~Back To Sleep~Psychotropic Jukebox
22.  Bobby Lewis~Tossin' And Turnin'~Animal House Soundtrack
23.  Solarburn~Sleeping With Your Shoes On~13
24.  Frogpond~Sleep~Safe Ride Home
25.  Vision Of Disorder~In The Room~For The Bleeders

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Episode 71: A Couple Of Js

Greetings Dear Listener,

You know it's going to be a long day at the office when you walk in and the two king idiot mouth flappers are somehow simultaneously discussing partial birth abortion and the varying personalities of dogs.  Because those two subjects are completely intertwined.  I hate my life.

Add that to my experience at the Anti-Flag show this past weekend and I am thoroughly convinced that humanity is doomed.  Vile, stupid, bipedal beasts will be the end of life on this planet.

This episode brings us back to our regularly scheduled programming after celebrating the lives and music of the Ramones.  It's all J Mascis and J Robbins.  The episode runs long but I think you'll dig it.

Here are a few helpful links, if your interest has been piqued:
Free So Free
Dinosaur Jr.
J Mascis
J Robbins
Desoto Records

There is new music from Sleep.  The Clarity is damn near ten minutes of sludgy, stoner goodness.  It's available as a free download from Adult Swim.  Sleep was week number seven.  A twelve inch single with laser etched artwork on the b-side would be nice.  Hint, hint.

I came across a decent sounding download of the self-titled album from the Stains.  The Stains were a band from Southern California in the early 1980's.  Their record came out and then disappeared.  Supposedly there was a payment issue between the band and their label.  That is one of the reasons the record has never been reissued and has fallen to obscurity.  Once you discover what label the Stains were on, you won't be surprised by the difficulties the band had.

I recently finished re-reading Douglas Adams' The Long Dark Teatime Of The Soul.  I want to see it turned into a movie set in the context of the cinematic Marvel Universe.  At least as one of those half hour short films they put on as extras for the DVD's.

Comedy Central has outdone themselves.  Shart Week starts this Sunday at 8pm.  I would like to see sharks beat a week's worth of poop jokes.

The trailer for Kevin Smith's Tusk movie has been released.  It looks creepily amazing and I can't wait until September to see it.  WalrusYes, like a mother fucker.

Here's the artwork that's attached to the episode:

Thanks for listening.

Rock over London.  Rock on Chicago.


Here's the download link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 71

Here's the playlist:
1.  J Mascis~Every Morning~Tied To A Star
2.  Jawbox~Savory~For Your Own Special Sweetheart
3.  Dinosaur Jr.~Forget The Swan~Dinosaur
4.  Office Of Future Plans~Broke Myself Into Pieces~Website
5.  J Mascis~Alone~Peel Session 11/28/2002
6.  Jawbox~Tongues~Tongues
7.  Dinosaur Jr.~Pierce The Morning Rain~I Bet On Sky
8.  Channels~New Logo~Waiting For The Next End Of The World
9.  J Mascis + The Fog~I've Had It~Rolling Stone Session 2/10/2002
10.  Jawbox~Cooling Card~My Scrapbook Of Fatal Accidents
11.  Dinosaur Jr.~The Wagon~Green Mind
12.  Jawbox~Desert Sea~Jawbox
13.  Dinosaur Jr.~Quicksand~Whatever's Cool With Me
14.  Jawbox~FF=66~For Your Own Special Sweetheart
15.  Dinosaur Jr.~I Want You To Know~Farm
16.  Burning Airlines~Sweet Deals On Surgery~Mission: Control
17.  J Mascis~I've Been Thinking~Circle
18.  Office Of Future Plans~Dumb It Down~Office Of Future Plans
19.  J Mascis + The Fog~Where'd You Go~More Light
20.  Burning Airlines~Outside The Aviary~Identikit
21.  J Mascis + The Fog~Leaving On A Jetplane~Waistin'
22.  Channels~Chivaree~Open
23.  Dinosaur Jr.~Been There All The Time~Beyond
24.  Jawbox~68~For Your Own Special Sweetheart
25.  J Mascis + The Fog~More Light~More Light

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Episode 70: The Ramones

Greetings Dear Listener,

On July 11, 2014, the world lost Tommy Ramone.

If your neighbors have not called the cops because they are annoyed at your attempts to shake your dwelling apart by blaring the Ramones, let me help expedite that.

Here is a solid hour of Ramones jams to celebrate the music and lives of the four Pinheads from Queens that gave us so much enjoyment since 1976.

Listen loud.


Here's the download link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 70

Here's the playlist:
1.  Chainsaw~Ramones
2.  Sheena Is A Punk Rocker~Rocket To Russia
3.  Gimmie Gimme Shock Treatment~Leave Home
4.  I Just Want To Have Something To Do~Road To Ruin
5.  I Don't Want To Grow Up~Adios Amigos
6.  Rockaway Beach~Rocket To Russia
7.  We Want The Airwaves~Pleasant Dreams
8.  I Wanna Live~Halfway To Sanity
9.  Judy Is A Punk~Ramones
10.  I Wanna Be Sedated~Road To Ruin
11.  Spider-Man~Saturday Morning Cartoons Greatest Hits
12.  Suzy Is A Headbanger~Leave Home
13.  This Business Is Killing Me~Pleasant Dreams
14.  Garden Of Serenity~Halfway To Sanity
15.  The Return Of Jackie & Judy~End Of The Century
16.  Blitzkrieg Bop~Ramones
17.  Needles & Pins~Road To Ruin
18.  She Talks To Rainbows~Adios Amigos
19.  I Remember You~Leave Home
20.  Do You Wanna To Dance?
21.  Let's Dance~Ramones
22.  Teenage Lobotomy~Rocket To Russia
23.  Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue~Ramones
24.  Pinhead~Leave Home
25.  Life's A Gas~Adios Amigos

Friday, July 4, 2014

Episode 69: 69, Dude!

Greetings Dear Listener,

Hopefully you will come out of this weekend of independence with your thumbs intact.  To celebrate this strange country of ours we'll listen to Pete Seeger and Anti-Flag sing songs about Joe Hill.

After months of trying to track them down, I finally saw Zeitgeist the other night.  They opened for Jello Biafra's new band along with Submachine.  Both bands played to the stunning apathy that only a Pittsburgh audience can provide.  And people wonder why there isn't a much larger scene in this town with more all-ages shows.

Zeitgeist tore it up.  The band was incredibly tight and the singer, Tilley, was an absolute monster on stage.  I am very curious to see how she would attack a real crowd.  Go to their bandcamp page for downloads and check Mind Cure for the self-titled vinyl and single.

Speaking of Mind Cure, Mike will be hosting an event for the single of the month box set at the Pittsburgh Filmmakers Melwood Screening Room on July 5th at 7pm.  He'll be screening all twelve videos that were filmed to coincide with each of the twelve singles that came out in the series.  To cap off the evening, The Gotobeds will be playing at Gooski's at 10pm.

And in more Mind Cure news, the Battered Citizens' Police Brutality demo has been reissued and pressed on vinyl.  Battered Citizens was a late 80s band from Pittsburgh.  Members of the band went on to play in Submachine and Killer Of Sheep.  The record comes with a download that includes two shows from the Electric Banana.

There is a kids summer camp called Girls Rock! Pittsburgh.  It's a week long camp where girls learn how to write/record a song and play in a band.  At the end of the week there is a showcase where all of the bands play.  Not only do the campers learn about music but there are also Women's History classes and seminars dealing with body image and discrimination.  The first session was last week but there is a second session in August.  Go here for more information.

Ice-T's band Body Count put out a new record called Manslaughter.  I'm not sure if the world was looking for a new Body Count record but by golly it sure is entertaining.

Cartoon Network's Adult Swim has been putting out a steady amount of compilations for free download.  They also have a summer singles club.  This year it's sixteen bands over sixteen weeks.  Sleep is slated to be the single for week seven.  Go here to check it out.

Le Butcherettes will be releasing Cry Is For The Flies on vinyl in September.  Ipecac will be handling the release.

Teri Gender Bender and Omar Rodriguez are apparently in yet another band and this time it's with John Frusciante.  Kimono Kult put out an EP back in March called Hiding In The Light.  Teri's singing in Spanish.  It is four tracks of awesome and it's available to download on bandcamp.

Greg Ginn's new version of Black Flag played in town last week.  I gave a passing thought to going to the show.  I'm glad I forgot about it until the day after.  Something tells me it would have been a let down.  That and the fact that I don't want to give the Ginn any more of my money.

Thanks for listening.

Rock over London.  Rock on Chicago.


Here's the download link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 69

Here's the playlist:
1.  The Clash~Hateful~London Calling (Sound System)
2.  Fuzz~You Won't See Me~Live In San Francisco
3.  Thin Lizzy~Ray-Gun~Thin Lizzy
4.  Helmet~Wilma's Rainbow~Betty
5.  Boris~Melody~Noise
6.  Bob Mould~Fix It~Beauty & Ruin
7.  John Lee Hooker~Shake It Baby~It Serves You Right To Suffer
8.  Thee Oh Sees~Devil Again~Garage Swim
9.  Ben Folds Five~Underground~Ben Folds Five
10.  Killer Of Sheep~Clouds~Out Of Time
11.  Anti-Flag~1915~The General Strike
12.  Ramones~California Sun~It's Alive
13.  David Bowie~Quicksand~Hunky Dory
14.  The Rezillos~Flying Saucer Attack~Can't Stand The Rezillos
15.  Pete Seeger~Joe Hill~If I Had A Hammer: Songs Of Hope & Struggle
16.  Articles Of Faith~Every Man For Himself~Complete, Vol. 1: 1981-1983
17.  True Widow~NH~As High As The Highest Heavens & From The Center To The Circumference Of The Earth
18.  Refused~Liberation Frequency~The Shape Of Punk To Come
19.  Tinariwen~Sendad Eghlalan~Emmaar
20.  Dead Ending~All The Villains You Call Boss~DE III
21.  Buzzcocks~Time's Up~Time's Up
22.  One Last Wish~Hide~1986
23.  Miles Davis~Move~Birth Of The Cool
24.  Jawbreaker~Housesitter~Etc.
25.  Roky Erickson~The Damn Thing~Don't Slander Me

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Episode 68: The People Have Lost Their Poet

Greetings Dear Listener,

The world lost Rik Mayall a few weeks ago.  You may have known him as Rick or Prick or The Peoples Poet from the British comedy The Young Ones.  Here's a brilliant sample of his work:

Boris' new album Noise came out this week.  It is a thing of beauty.  That record has completely ruined my listening habits.  I can't not listen to it.

August is shaping up to be an amazing month of releases.  J Mascis and The Gaslight Anthem both have new records out that month.  And they'll both be coming through Pittsburgh in October.

Sub Pop will be releasing Tied To A Star for J.  If you pre-order through them, you'll get colored vinyl and an immediate download of the first single Every Morning.  He'll be playing at a club the size of my living room when he hits town.

Get Hurt by The Gaslight Anthem will be released in a few different ways.  There will be splattered vinyl available through their web store in August followed by deluxe double vinyl picture discs that will have bonus tracks in September.  And they'll be touring with Against Me!  Unfortunately, the show is at the venue that shall not be named but certainly try to get beer in me.  Boycott broken.  Grrr.

Tacocat is one of my new favorite bands.  They certainly don't take themselves too seriously.  They're on Hardly Art which is some sort of off-shoot of Sub Pop.  And they've got a bandcamp page.

A Million Ways To Die In The West was worth leaving the house for based solely on the Doc Brown cameo.

X-Men Days Of Future Past was good but much like all of the other X-Men movies it felt like it was lacking something.

There was a new promo for Gotham:

I cannot wait to waste hours of my life watching and re-watching this show.

Thanks for listening.

Rock over London.  Rock on Chicago.


Here's the download link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 68

Here's the playlist:
1.  Stephen Colbert & Black Belles~Charlene II (I'm Over You)~Charlene
2.  Resistor~Resistor (Resist Her)~Resistor (Resist Her)
3.  Tacocat~Crimson Wave~NVM
4.  The Cramps~Mystery Plane~All Tore Up
5.  Toadies~Stop It~Rubberneck (Reissue)
6.  King Buzzo~The Blithering Idiot~This Machine Kills Artists
7.  The Damned~Neat Neat Neat~Peel Session, 11/30/1976
8.  The Ruts~In A Rut~In A Rut
9.  The Adverts~One Chord Wonders (Single)~Crossing The Red Sea With The Adverts
10.  Mr. Burns~Look At All Those Idiots~The Simpsons Sing The Blues
11.  Rollins Band~If You're Alive~Life Time
12.  La Sera~Fall In Place~Hour Of The Dawn
13.  Pixies~Hey (Live)~Indie Cindy (Deluxe)
14.  Ramones~Street Fighting Man~Too Tough To Die (Expanded)
15.  The Gotobeds~New York's Alright (If You Like Sex & Phones)~New York's Alright
16.  Quicksand~Blister~Manic Compression
17.  Tess Brunet~Adele~Au Ras Au Ras
18.  Eviction~Living In Emptiness~Who Will Win
19.  Cayetana~Ella~Demo
20.  godheadSilo~Booby Trap~Skyward In Triumph
21.  Soul Coughing~Disseminated~Irresistible Bliss
22.  Derketa~Darkness Fades Life~Mind Cure April 2014
23.  VUM~Valence~Strange Attractor
24.  Patton Oswalt~Airplane~My Weakness Is Strong
25.  Black Belles~Charlene (I'm Right Behind You)~Charlene

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Episode 67: Was Godzilla Even In Godzilla?

Greetings Dear Listener,

Bill Hicks had a bit about hotel pay-per-view adult features.  He referred to them as hairy bobbing man ass movies because all of the good parts were cut out.  Leaving nothing but shots of hairy bobbing man ass.  That's how I felt about the latest version of Godzilla.  Every time you thought they would show the monster, they would cut away to characters that weren't giant laser-breathing lizards.  That's $9.00 I'll never get back.

This week saw the release of This Machine Kills Artists by Buzz from the Melvins.  He's putting it out under the name King Buzzo.  Here's the album cover:

There will be new albums from Boris and Heavy Blanket out soon.  Go here for Boris pre-order info.  And go here for your Heavy Blanket needs.

 Here's what they'll look like if you buy them:

Anti-Flag announced this week that they will be releasing a best of called A Document Of Dissent to commemorate their 20th anniversary.  It's a split release between A-F Records and Fat Wreck.  Each label has their own color variant limited to 250 copies each.  Here's the artwork for that too:

In other Anti-Flag news, they have scheduled a few tour dates around the release of A Document Of Dissent.  And Chris #2 has a new side project called Resistor.  They've posted a single on bandcamp.  Go here to give it a listen.

The first Rollins Band album, Life Time, is going to get a vinyl reissue through Dischord.  No release date has been set yet but all of the paperwork has been signed off on.  I can't wait for a decent vinyl pressing of this record.  I've had a few used copies of the old Texas Hotel pressings but they've all skipped at different spots.  Their previous owners must have been some sort of savages.

I finally came up with a reasonably priced copy of The Mark Of Cain's record that came out last year.  Songs Of The Third And Fifth was not distributed in North America and not too many places had it as an import at a reasonable price.  Patience paid off big time.  It is one solid piece of vinyl.

The Menzingers and Lemuria are playing in town this week.  It looks like I'll be leaving the house for that one.

Thanks for listening.

Rock over London.  Rock on Chicago.


Here's the download link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 67

Here's the playlist:
1.  Boris~Big Peach~Boris/Heap Split
2.  Le Butcherettes~Shame, You're All I've Got (ft. Shirley Manson)~Cry Is For The Flies
3.  R.L. Burnside~Poor Boy~A Ass Pocket Of Whiskey
4.  nothing~Bent Nail~Guilty Of Everything
5.  Snapcase~Energy Dome~Snapcase vs. Boy Sets Fire
6.  Zeitgeist~1,2,3~Zeitgeist
7.  Jimi Hendrix~Cherokee Mist~MCA Box
8.  Karp~Treats Of The Soul~Suplex
9.  George Carlin~Supermarkets~On The Road
10.  Submachine~Family Circus~In Spite Of Everything...
11.  The Menzingers~Good Things~On The Impossible Past
12.  PJ Harvey~Snake~Rid Of Me
13.  Devo~Uncontrollable Urge~Live At Max's Kansas City
14.  Nirvana~Drain You~Nevermind (Devonshire Mix)
15.  Lemuria~Wise People~Pebble
16.  Monty Python~Galaxy Song~Monty Python Sings
17.  Wild Flag~Short Version~Wild Flag
18.  SOA~Public Defender~First Demo 12/29/80
19.  Marvin Gaye~Trouble Man~Trouble Man
20.  Brian Eno~Baby's On Fire~Here Come The Warm Jets
21.  Jawbox~Static~Novelty
22.  Buried Alive~The Death Of Your Perfect World~The Death Of Your Perfect World
23.  Jane's Addiction~Ain't No Right~Live In NYC
24.  Bangs~Chocolate Cobwebs~Tiger Beat
25.  Heap~Noel Ford~Boris/Heap Split

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Episode 66: Did They Really Need To Reboot Groundhog Day?

Greetings Dear Listener,

Did you notice how the new Tom Cruise movie, Edge Of Tomorrow, is just a remake of Groundhog Day but with robots, explosions and Tom Cruise.  Hooray for originality!!!

It seems that Submachine and Zeitgeist will be opening for Jello Biafra and The Guantanamo School Of Medicine.  The show is on Monday, June 30th at Mr. Smalls.  I may have to leave the house on a Monday.  Dammit.

La Sera has a new record out.  Hour Of The Dawn came out last week.  Anything with Katy Goodman is worth checking out.  Hardly Art handled the release.  Go here for more info.

Cry Is For The Flies is officially out now.  The latest version for download has a track featuring Shirley Manson from Garbage.  Go over to their bandcamp page to check it out.  I cannot wait for the vinyl on this one.

The trailer for Gotham was released recently.  I get chills every time I see it.

Not to be outdone, The Flash trailer was also released.

And in further news of the nerd, Zack Snyder released the first picture of Affleck in the Batsuit.

Of course the internet threw a fit.  If the internet doesn't like it maybe the internet should make its own Superman/Batman movie.  Or just shut the hell up for a minute.

According to the USPS website, my Boris/Heap split single will be here tomorrow.  I wonder if we'll be hearing that next time around.

Thanks for listening.

Rock over London.  Rock on Chicago.


Here's the download link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 66

Here's the playlist:
1.  Bad Brains~Banned In DC~Banned In DC: Bad Brains Greatest Riffs
2.  Afghan Wigs~Parked Outside~Do To The Beast
3.  Slant 6~Blood Song~Soda Pop Rip Off
4.  Iceage~Wounded Hearts~You're Nothing
5.  Negative Trend~How Ya Feelin'?~We Don't Play We Riot
6.  Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros~Johnny Appleseed~Global A Go-Go
7.  Iggy Pop~The Passenger~Live At The Avenue B
8.  The Honor System~Skyscraper Ambitions~Rise And Run
9.  Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds~Stranger Than Kindness~Live From KCRW
10.  Blackeyes~Yes, I Confess~Blackeyes
11.  godheadSilo~Nuts To You~The Scientific Supercake LP
12.  The Germs~Lexicon Devil~(GI)
13.  Assjack~Choking Gesture~Assjack
14.  Wire~Too Late~Chairs Missing
15.  EnemyMine~TRCR~EnemyMine EP
16.  Minutes~Raise Our Fists Up~Roland
17.  The Mark Of Cain~Outsider~This Is This
18.  Ma Jolie~They Go Up~Polars-A Years Collection
19.  Melvins~Inhumanity & Death~The Bride Screamed Murder
20.  Mates Of State~Tan/Black~My Solo Project
21.  Electric Wizard~I, The Witchfinder~Dopethrone
22.  Ramones~Pinhead~Leave Home
23.  Forgetters~Ribbonhead~Forgetters
24.  The Blues Magoos~Tobacco Road~Nuggets
25.  Deadboy & The Elephant Men~Stop, I'm Already Dead~We Are Night Sky

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Episode 65: This Mediocrity Is Killing Us All

Greetings Dear Listener,

I'm not sure that I want to live in a world where the number one selling album for the past several weeks has been the soundtrack to a shitty Disney movie.  And there's news that the new Coldplay record may take its spot.  What the fuck?  Let it go indeed.

In honor of the NHL playoffs here's a link to the greatest use of a telestrator ever.  Oddly enough, that was the last time Bob Errey was allowed to draw on the screen.

There is a brand new Le Butcherettes album out.  Cry Is For The Flies is phenomenal.  There was an advance download for folks who pre-ordered on bandcamp but the album will officially be released on May 15th.  Rumor has it there will be a vinyl release in June.  Go to for more info.

There have been a few J Robbins related reissues.  Jawbox's Novelty has been remastered and pressed on clear vinyl.  And both Channels releases have been pressed on vinyl.  All three are available at Dischord.  The prices on the Channels records are a bit higher since they are German imports but totally worth it.

J Mascis has resurrected his label called Baked Goods.  The first release will be a split single featuring Boris and Heap.  Outer Battery Records will be handling distribution duties.  The single is limited to 500 copies on purple vinyl.

I finally obtained a copy of the Negative Trend reissue.  The CD reissue was good but the vinyl reissue is amazing.  Superior Viaduct does great work.

David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust has been reissued on pink vinyl as a UK import.  I cannot recommend buying it.  The mastering used for the pressing had too much low end which causes the needle to jump out of the grooves at times.

The Breaking Bad soundtrack has been delayed until the end of May.  I'm hoping it's because they are trying to perfect the baby blue coloring with the purity of the vinyl.

There's a new Batman animated movie that came out this week.  Here's the trailer for Son Of Batman.

As much as everyone took to the internets to bitch about Damian, I never had a problem with the character.  He is just a drawing on paper after all.

I can't figure out all of the hate that was thrown at Amazing Spider-Man 2.  I enjoyed it.  Gwen Stacy died and Gidget made me roll a tear.  What else could you ask for from a Spider-Man movie?  Was everyone hoping for another song and dance number?  Oh well.

Thanks for listening.

Rock over London.  Rock on Chicago.


Here's the download link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 65

Here's the playlist:
1.  Le Butcherettes~Demon Stuck In Your Eye~Cry Is For The Flies
2.  OFF!~Learn To Obey~Learn To Obey
3.  Garbage w/ Brody Dalle~Girls Talk~Girls Talk
4.  The JB's~The Grunt~Food For Thought
5.  Jon Spencer Blues Explosion~She's On It/Jack The Ripper~She's On It/Jack The Ripper
6.  True Widow~AKA~True Widow
7.  UV Race~I'm A Pig~Racism
8.  K. Dylan Edrich & The Black Angel's Death Songsmen~The Black Angel's Death Song~"The Velvet Underground & Nico"
9.  Pissed Jeans~False Jessi Pt. 2~"Live At The BBC"
10.  Heavens To Betsy~Terrorist~Calculated
11.  Ty Segall~Shoot You In The Head~Singles 2007-2010
12.  Goya~Necromance~777
13.  Veruca Salt~The Museum Of Broken Relationships~Veruca Salt
14.  Half Japanese~Loud/Louder/Loudest~Loud
15.  David Bowie~Suffragette City~Ziggy Stardust
16.  Slayer~Perversions Of Pain~Diabolous In Musica
17.  The Julie Ruin~Brightside~Brightside
18.  Public Enemy~Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos~It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
19.  Ramones~Here Today, Gone Tomorrow~Meltdown
20.  Thee Oh Sees~Toe Cutter-Thumb Buster~Floating Coffin
21.  Pixies~Jamie Bravo~Indie Cindy
22.  The Standells~Twitchin'~Dirty Water
23.  Whirr~Swoon~Around
24.  Mower~Bastards Parade~Mind Cure March 2014
25.  Dinosaur Jr.~Freak Scene~Visitors

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Episode 64: I Have Achieved Sensory Overload

Greetings Dear Listener,

Holy crap do I have a mountain of new records to sift through.  Record Store Day was a blur of under-fed, under-caffeinated activity.  The only releases on my list that were missed were the Ghostbusters glow-in-the-dark 10-inch and the Pennyroyal Tea single from Nirvana.

The reissue of True Widow's first LP was worth driving across town at 6:30am on a Saturday.  It was pressed on cream colored vinyl and sounds much better than the original pressing.

Due to his limited use of distributors and his unlimited frustrations with Record Store Day, Mike over at Mind Cure Records released two records of his own to get in on the festivities.  Mike put out an LP by Eels and another single from the Gotobeds.

My usual preemptive strike the week before Record Store Day was extremely fruitful as well.  Forthcoming episodes will be jam packed with jams.

I had another "I am old, lame and hate drunk people" moment and skipped the Julie Ruin show a few weeks ago.  I am regretting that decision but I did go to see Captain America that night instead so all was not lost.

Needless to say, that movie was bad ass.  And suddenly, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has suddenly gotten a lot better.  Adding Patton Oswalt to the cast for a few episodes was the icing on the cake.

I started to reread X-Men: Days Of Future Past.  I forgot how dry the writing for the X-Men could be.  Hopefully they get that ironed out for the movie.

Speaking of the X-Men, here's the artwork for the episode:

I'm not sure what argument was rendered invalid by Muppet X-Men but I couldn't stop laughing when I saw this.

Thanks for listening.

Rock over London.  Rock on Chicago.


Here's the download link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 64

Here's the playlist:
1.  Beastie Boys~Sure Shot~Ill Communication
2.  White Mystery~The Prophecy~Telepathic
3.  The Misfits~Children In Heat~Box Set
4.  PJ Harvey~Angelene~Is This Desire?
5.  UK Subs~TV Blues~Another Kind Of Blues
6.  Born Without A Face~Undertow~Worship
7.  Twopointeight~Guds Hand~Twopointeight II
8.  Rollins Band~Almost Real~The End Of Silence Demos
9.  The Scientists~Shadows Of The Night~The Scientists
10.  Garfunkel & Oates~Sex With Ducks~All Over Your Face
11.  Bob Dylan~Motorpsycho Nitemare~Another Side Of Bob Dylan (Mono)
12.  Le Tigre~Friendship Station~Le Tigre
13.  Motorhead~Doctor Rock~Orgasmatron
14.  Me First & The Gimme Gimmes~Nothing Compare 2 U~Take A Break
15.  Motorpsychos~Victim~Iron Atrocity Vol. 2
16.  The Lurkers~Then I Kicked Her~Fulham Fallout
17.  The Ramones~You're Gonna Kill That Girl~It's Alive
18.  Plastered Bastards~You Look Stupid When You Fuck~Diver Dahn
19.  Jane's Addiction~City Song~Kettle Whistle
20.  Wipers~Return Of The Rat~Is This Real?
21.  The Unseen~In The City~Lower Class Crucifixion
22.  The Versatones~Tight Skirt, Tight Sweater~Lux & Ivy's Favorites Vol. 1
23.  Modey Lemon~Grandpa's Bones~Modey Lemon
24.  Kid Dynamite~Ph. Decontrol~Kid Dynamite
25.  Empire~Easy Life~Expensive Sound