Sorry we missed last week. Actually, Sound Guy Nariman didn’t miss last week. He was all amped and ready to go, but I was out with some awful Sars/Swine Flu hybrid. Well, I’m back and so is our special Fest coverage.
This week we sat down with label head, pizza enthusiast and all around awesome guy, Justin of Underground Communique Records. Justin has helped put out a ton of records from amazing bands like Olehole (a personal favorite), The Methadones, The Copyrights, Get Rad, Shot Baker and Capital (just to name few). But more than just being a suit and a corporate big wig, Justin is a dude who loves music and who’s love is so infectious that you can’t listen to him talk without becoming nostalgic for when you first got into music. That’s because Justin has that same excitement most people have when they first started listening to punk, only he’s way older (like seriously old) and it’s amazing to see someone with that kind of passion and dedication after so many years of involvement.
Take a listen and see all that Justin has to say, and whatever bullshit I can churn out. Also, we have an exclusive and previously unreleased song, curtsy of Justin and his fine label. So check that out. Be sure to send us your thoughts, suggestions and questions at SoundSceneRevolution[at]gmail[dot]com, on MySpace or now on Twitter at www.twitter.com/SoundSceneRev. And remember, “When you look at these gender-confused, haphazard freakazoids then you can plainly see that america is DOOMED, for real!” Stay classy America.
We have a special show for you this week. For over two years we’ve tried to nail down an interview with O’ Pioneers!!!. At Fest 6 we missed connecting with them. On their tour up the west coast we were out of the state. At Fest 7, Eric was on hold for some photo shoot all weekend and we didn’t hook up. On their last planned run up the West Coast, they canceled due to van difficulties. All during this time I’ve come to like Eric Solomon and his band more and more, and I became increasingly frustrated at our inability to interview them. Finally, at Fest 8, at 2am Monday morning, we got our chance. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t think the timing and amount of alcohol I consumed that day, didn’t effect this interview. Still, suck it up and enjoy.
Eric and O’ Pioneers!!! are a good bunch of guys (mostly Eric as the band rotates every week [subpoint: BURN to you, current band members]). If you’re not familiar with them, I’d recommend them for anyone who likes older Against Me!, Hot Water Music, or The Eagles (the animals, not the band). Their sound has always been kind of striped down (more out of neccesity I’d imagine) and is great for fans of raw, untethered rock.
We have a brand new contest this week! Listen to the interview and learn how to win a copy of O’ Pioneers!!! two albums, Black Mambas and Neon Creeps, on 12″ vinyl records. That’s 24″ of music! Just be sure to check out that killer contest and be sure to send us your feedback at SoundSceneRevolution[at]Gmail[dot]com, on Myspace, or here in our fancy comments section! Be sure to enjoy all the goodness and remember, only 51 weeks until Fest 9 (unless you police assualting dickbags got the whole thing shitcanned).
Thank god Fest is over! I love that thing but I’m pretty sure it tries to kill me every year. Sound Crazy?! This year I have a black eye, a knot on my forehead and a cut on my face to prove it. I look like I was on the bad end of a prison rape (is there a good end?). Anyhow, the one piece of mind I have is that this weeks show features the one group of people who probably fared worse than me, Dillinger 4! However, we did do this show a couple weeks before Fest, when they came to San Francisco, but c’mon, you really think they’ll all be sober enough to do an interview at Fest? Don’t be an asshole, of course not!
If you don’t know who Dillinger 4 is, Google “Paddy’s balls”. I think they also did something musical at some point but I’ve been wrong before. Anyhow, enjoy, and remember we still have some contests up and running, so enter all of them just to be safe. As always, we’re at SoundSceneRevolution[at]gmail.com, on Myspace and here too. Now go see Michael Jackson in This is It, and shout requests for songs at the screen the whole time.