Thanks so much for taking the time to check back in with us at SSR. I feel like every new episode I post an apology for taking so long to update. Hopefully, we have enough to keep going for a while, but none of that matters today. What matters is that we have a brand new show with Oakland’s own NoBunny! I’m never going to claim to be well educated in garage rock, or lo-fi buzz or anything like that but what I can say is NoBunny rocks. As if being a complete musical anomaly wasn’t good enough, the guy is also funny and strange as hell to talk to. So check it out if you want all the scoop on the artist Jay Reatard said put out the best album of 2009.
We also have a chance to win a fancy vinyl copy of NoBunny’s LP, Love Visions. I have two copies that we may give away, the original Bubble Dumb version and the red repress that was actually an over run that has white labels and a stamp as the center label (I think there’s like 200 of these at most). So if you like selling shit on ebay, you’ll want this for sure. As always, send us feedback, questions and critiques at SoundSceneReveolution[at]gmail[dot]com, on MySpace or in our comments section and follow us on Twitter (Twitter.com/SoundSceneRev). And remember, “We’re just cashing in on her celebrity right now,” wisdom.
I could not be happier to bring you this weeks guest and show. We actually conducted this interview later in the evening after last weeks interview, with Touche Amore. After leaving the venue, we caught Hour of the Wolf at Comadre’s place (well Jack Shirley’s place), and they were totally nice enough to chat with us. At this point I had a bit to drink and was probably misstating a few facts. So if something is wrong, my bad.
For those who don’t know Hour of the Wolf is a completely rad hardcore band from Arizona, who oft get compared to hardcore pioneers The Misfits (the original, not whatever they are now). So check out the interview and always cyber with us at SoundSceneRevolution[at]gmail[dot]com, on Myspace, or our comments. And be sure to check out our up to the minute twitter at twitter.com/soundscenerev. Once we start rolling again expect a ton of news. And remember, “I don’t know. You’d have to ask their employees who seem to relish in running around the internet spreading rumours about it – total fucking bullshit by the way. The only thing I’m going to say about it is that there were some severe personality clashes and if I ever had any fucking doubt whatsoever about leaving that label, those doubts would’ve been erased completely by watching the reaction of the people at that label once we left.”
After a week of stuffing ourselves with over sized fowl and braving hordes of meth addicted soccer moms at Wal-Mart at 3am, we’re back to bring you the best and last installment of our Fest interviews. This week we sat down with Brent Eyestone and his band mates in Forensics. For those not in the know, Brent is the label overlord of Magic Bullet Records, an amazing label that boasts releases from This Will Destroy You, Doomriders, Austin Lucas and a ton more. Forensics is the awesome rock band that Brent fronts (I know right, so talented). They’re somewhere between Kelly Clarkson and mid 2000′s Green Day (and they covered the Gin Blossoms’ “Hey Jealousy” at the Fest in 2008 [yeah it ruled]). While I wasn’t quite prepared to interview the whole band (I mean, why would I actually want to be prepared for one of these things, ever), we cover everything from how the band got started, to the “revival” of vinyl, to playing live and even what it’s like to run a vanity label (I kid). It’s pretty awesome and the guys are incredibly candid (something I find in increasing scarcity in music these days).
We have one more show after this, then we’ll be bringing you our Holiday Speck-Tac-You-Lore (that’s four syllables of awesome), so don’t miss out! Also, we’ll be hosting all open contests for about two more weeks, then they’ll all be closed for the holiday season, so if you want to win someone a gift (instead of pissing away $15), or just want something incredible for your white elephant exchange, enter now! Always feel free to contact us at SoundSceneRevolution[at]Gamil[dot]Com, on Myspace and follow us at Twitter.com/SoundSceneRev and learn how often we do everything! And remember, “We have to all improve our performance in terms of ensuring error-free broadcasts. To that end, there was a meeting this afternoon between senior managers and the folks who run the daytime shows in which expectations were reviewed, and the following results were announced: Effective immediately, there is zero tolerance for on-screen errors”…Penis.
This week I’m really excited to bring you and interview with one of our most frequent and most loved guests. We first had Chicken on way way back when he was with Western Addiction. When we first heard about his new band, Dead to Me, I scrambled to get an interview as soon as possible. An EP and a second full length later, I sit down with him (as well as Nathan and Ian) to talk about regrouping the band, getting a new song writer and what it’s like to really hate work. And if you listen closely (or at all) you get the opportunity to hear Chicken riddle me with insults….Out of love, of course.
We also wrapped up our Attica! Attica! contest, so we’ll have that out shortly. No new contests just yet, but we’ll work something out soon, so be ready. As always drop us a line at SoundSceneRevolution[at]Gmail[dot]com, on MySpace or in our comments section. Maybe we should get a Twitter or a FaceBook. Thoughts? And remember, “My 10-year-old daughter is very impressionable, I was going to keep her home tomorrow, but was assured that she wouldn’t be going to social studies that day.”
I could not possibly be more excited for this weeks show. I mean that, even if it came covered in chocolate and breasts or chocolate breasts. This week we talk with local artists/awesome dudes Low Red Land. I first caught these guys opening for William Elliot Whitmore and was instantly hooked. Their amazing blend of rock, punk and all things history is both engaging and exciting. It makes you feel smart without making you work for it.
Ben (bassist/vocals) has been absolutely tireless in being a rad dude. From thanking me for the review in punknews to ensuring we received the tracks from their latest EP for the show, he doesn’t quit! So check these guys out on their current tour, or if you’re lazy when they rock the shit out of The Fest 8 in Gainesville, Florida.
Check back next week for more insanity, and an interview with a band you already know and love (and not just one you will soon love). As always drop us a line at SoundSceneRevolution[at]gmail[dot]com, at Myspace or in our comments section. And remember, “When we show the protesters we don’t describe them as ‘loons’”.
This week we have an awesome and insane show featuring Kyle Knight, A.K.A. The Emotron. Knowing only of the Emotron and not Kyle I had no idea what to expect of this interview. For those of you who don’t know, The Emotron is know for his antics including drinking Yoo-Hoo until he pukes, urinating on stage, and even lighting his genitals on fire. With all that it may be hard to believe that Kyle is a normal guy, but after talking to him that’s exactly what I noticed. Kyle is as friendly and plesent as The Emotron is shocking and disturbing. And if that isn’t enough to make you listen, you also get to hear cuts off of The Emotron’s new album…And that shit is surprisingly good!
No new contests this week but we have something that’s like winning, more shows next week! I know, we’re a pretty shitty Secret Santa, but take what you get. With any luck we’ll have some steady shows for the next few weeks and some of them are going to be tight! So drop us some lines at SoundSceneRevolution[at]gmail[dot]com, at Myspace or here in our comments section. Kill Grandma!
The Swellers…Sounds like it should be a porn title, right? Well it may be but it’s also a collection of rocking dudes, including two brothers and a Canadian. Sounds like a recipe for a zany buddy comedy, right? Lots of questions this week, eh? Anyway, we caught up with these guys literally the day before they announced their signing to the epically huge music conglomerate Fueled by Ramen. As such, this is the last interview they ever did when they were punk. So tune in and enjoy the last you’ll hear of the punk Swellers, before they become a hip hop boy band, mixed with crunk and nu-metal (that sounds alright actually).
Enjoy the interview and be sure to check these dudes as they make it big and earn the mega bux! We’ll see you all next week and remember, “It is interesting to learn Levi is working on a piece of fiction while honing his acting skills”.
I want to personally welcome you all to our 100th show. I’m not gonna lie, this shit wasn’t easy. You know that expression, “do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”? What they don’t tell you about it is you’ll never work a day in your life because no one will pay you to do that shit. It’s been a costly effort and taken time, money and our social lives but we wouldn’t change a thing. Well, maybe that money part…I like money.
Anyhow, for our 100th show, we thought we’d all bring it back to when we were young, fresh faced and still trying to be good at this and what better way than a clip show? No better way god damn it, no better way. So we start off with the show that aired immediately after our last clip show (show 10), with Push to Talk (R.I.P.) and take it all the way through some of our favorite moments of the last 89 shows. We’ll touch base with favorites like The Lawrence Arms and lesser noticed (but equally great) moments with bands like New Mexican Disaster Squad. It’s been a zany ride and we have the audio to prove it.
If you thought something should have made the cut or just want to say “what’s up” send us your thoughts at SoundSceneRevolution[at]gmail[dot]com, on myspaces or here in our comments. We’ll be back next week with new content, and soon the inevtiable “Warped Tour” Series. I normally close with some silly topical quote but I won’t let Sarah Palin sully our milestone. Just remember, we are, hands down, the best goddamn podcast on earth. Period.
I am unbelieveably stoked about this weeks show. Yes all my shows are my babies and I love them all but everyone has a kid that’s a little better than the others. The Baldwins have Alec. The Jacksons have Michael. The Lohan’s even have…Nevermind. Point is this show is great. Not only do we have a great band but an amazing contest.
So who and what is it? The band is Columbus, Ohio’s very own Two Cow Garage. These guys are amazingly rocking and (as it turns out) insanely nice. I would recomend them for anyone who likes country, rock or just not sucking. The prizes were donated lovingly by Virgil Dickerson, of Suburban Hom and Vinyl collective. And we gots three of them shits! First Prize: a Speaking in Cursive deluxe pack, which has Two Cow Garage’s latest album Speaking in Cursive on vinyl and CD, a pint glass and a t-shirt! Second place: a copy of Speaking in Cursive on CD and vinyl. Third place: Speaking in Cursive on CD. That’s a metric shit ton of prizes and you just have to enter to learn how to win!
I want to thank Two Cow Garage for taking the time to talk to us, Virgil for setting up the awesome prizes, and you for giving us a reason to do this. You can drop us a line at SoundSceneRevolution[at]gmail[dot]com, on MySpace or in the comments sections. And remember, tea parties are for bitches.
We took a break…Sort of. It’s a good news band news situation. The bad news is I’m getting increasingly lazy. Driving 60 miles to interviews, editing and posting shows is just getting to be a lot of work. The good news is we’re planning to post at least 25 shows this year (hopefully more). Sorry if that’s not up to snuff but it’s just getting harder for find bands to get excited about interviewing and all that. We promise not to just up and quit. We’ll burn out in a smoldering ball of mediocrity before we go up in flames.
This week we talk with the fine folks of Off With Their Heads. This was during the Thorns of Life show in Berkeley and I couldn’t avoid throwing a few shots at Blake and Co. Don’t take it personally, I’m sure they’re all do damn busy being flooded by tons of fans to give a damn about what I have to say anyhow. So just enjoy the show. Oh, there are a few “beeps” on this show…They’re there for no good reason and you don’t need to know about it.