Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Callum Robbins Benefit Show

On 6/13/08, I went to the benefit show for J. Robbins son, Callum, who has muscular dystrophy.

It was an excellent, excellent night all around. I ran into a bunch of old friends, and saw some good music.

We showed up late (my friend Dean and I), so we missed Hammer No More the Fingers. According to Bailey, they were "sweet and had a nice groove". He then proceeded to air bass and sway side to side to demonstrate aforementioned groove.

I checked them out, and they are pretty solid.

Link to their MySpace

Next up was Deleted Scenes, who I mentioned before in this blog. These guys can do no wrong. I'm pumped to hear more of their new material. Oh, and their drummer, Brian Hospital has a ridiculous beard. They also played a Burning Airlines cover and NAILED it. Absolutely awesome.

MySpace joint

Then was the band, Caverns, who I was really excited for because I had the drummer and guitar player on my radio show for an interview and I still hadn't seem them live. They put on a great show. I was really impressed with how heavy the piano player could get. Also, the light show added a lot. They had a guy posted up in the back with a rig in which he was pressing a button for a light to go off, in sync with the music. It added a lot.


I've also got a link to their blog, Silk Scorpion, in my links list on the right.

Before the headlining band came on, a few of the musicians from the various bands got up and did a Jawbox cover. Always cool to see.

The headliners were Bakerton Group, which features members of Clutch. They were pretty cool, although I can't say much because I wasn't there for the whole set (long story).


It was great to see all of those people come out and support a musician/producer who has done a remarkable amount for the music scene. He is best known for playing in Jawbox, Channels, and Burning Airlines.
He has also produced COUNTLESS bands:
The Aerialist
Against Me!
Bakerton Group
Barra Head (Denmark)
Brinca Means Jump
Clinton Van Gemert
the Convocation
Dashboard Confessional
Debate (Brazil)
Deleted Scenes
DeSoto Records "Play" Children's comp
Jason Dove
Driving in Silence
En Masse
Exit Strategy
Georgie James
Goodbye Soundscape
Hammer No More the Fingers
the Hidden Hand
Just a Fire
Kelly Carmichael/Band of Puritans
Killing the Dream
Knot Feeder
The Life and Times
Lo Moda
Mary Timony Band
Midnight Revival / Liars Academy
Miranda Sound
Modern Life is War
Murder By Death
My Locomotive
My Lucky Dime
None More Black
Oranges Band
Owls & Crows
Paint it Black
Park Ranger
Peter Maybarduk
Report Suspicious Activity
Rob Lester
Smoking Popes
Solar Powered Sun Destroyer
Speaker Speaker
Soccer Team
Stapleton (Scotland)
Story of the Sea
Thank You
Two If By Sea
You, Me, & Iowa

We are not worthy. In honor of him, I'm going to post my favorite Burning Airlines and Channels albums.

Burning Airlines - Mission: Control!

1. "Carnival" – 2:30
2. "Wheaton Calling" – 3:12
3. "Pacific 231" – 3:20
4. "Scissoring" – 2:32
5. "The Escape Engine" – 2:54
6. "(my pornograph)" – 1:13
7. "Meccano" – 2:51
8. "3 Sisters" – 5:47
9. "Flood of Foreign Capital" – 3:44
10. "Crowned" – 2:43
11. "Sweet Deals on Surgery" – 2:39
12. "I Sold Myself In" – 9:26

Download here

Channels - Waiting For the End of the World

1. New Mandarins
2. Lucky Lamb
3. The Licensee
4. Helen Mirren
5. Unreal Estates
6. Hug The Floor
7. Mayday
8. Chivaree
9. $99.99
10. New Logo
11. Little Empires
12. Mercury

Download here

Very amazing albums, check them out.


Sunday, June 15, 2008

Driving the Hillcar

My aunt, Gretchen Baer, started the Hillary Clinton Army and was just in town to hang out with the family and go to some Hillary rallies.

After being here for a few days, she flew up to stay with my grandparents and left the infamous Hillcar at our house.

It was definitely a conversation starter with many of the neighbors.

It was supposed to get picked up from our house in order to be shipped, but the tow truck guy could not get down our street. So I drove it down a few streets over. The look on his face as I pulled up was priceless. We stopped, looked at each other, and I pointed at the car to let him know that it was the one he was waiting on. We both laughed and shrugged our shoulders.

Anyway, I had to drive it to my work in order to copy the receipt. That was hilarious, taking it on main roads and having people almost crash when they take a double take.

Here is a short video of me driving it:

Until next time...

Playlist from 6/12/08

My show from 6/12 was pretty awesome. I had Jimmy Rhodes come in and talk about his new band, Solar Powered Sun Destroyer. Their first show is with Parachute Musical at the Rock and Roll Hotel. Listen for good tunes and

Check out both bands:

Solar Powered Sun Destroyer

Parachute Musical
The new Parachute Musical song is tight.

Direct Link to the show

1 Christian Baer Mauled By a Baer Theme
2 Lungfish Solid State Sound in Time
3 Gory Blister 1000 Eyes Skymorphosis
4 Ufomammut Odio Snailking
5 * Solar Powered Sun Destroyer Some Assembly Required Intromission
6 * Solar Powered Sun Destroyer As the Earth Knocks At My Door Intromission
7 * Solar Powered Sun Destroyer Intromission Intromission
8 Jesu Wolves Silver
9 Celtic Frost Dethroned Emperor Morbid Tales
10 Candiria Signs of Discontent 300 Percent Density
11 Frank Zappa Black Napkins Zoot Allures
12 Frank Zappa The Torture Never Stops Zoot Allures
13 Pentagram All Your Sins Relentless
14 Cathedral Oro the Manslayer The Garden of Unearthly Delights

Hm, other things I've been up to?

On June 9th I went to see Mudhoney with my buddy Jason and a friend of his, with opening bands The Cynics and The Points.

The Points opened up...

They rule hard, I saw them once before and really liked them.

The Points Myspace

Next up was The Cynics...

We only caught the tail end of their set, but they did a pretty nice cover of Schools Out for Summer. I thought the singer looked like Ozzy.

The Cynics Myspace

And last but not least, Mudhoney...

I never listened to them in the glory days of grunge, but my friend Jason introduced them to me a couple of years ago. I instantly liked Superfuzz Bigmuff. That album was released in 1988 and still rules.

"Touch Me I'm Sick" – 2:35
"Sweet Young Thing (Ain't Sweet No More)" – 3:46
"Hate the Police" (The Dicks) – 2:08
"Burn It Clean" – 3:00
"You Got It (Keep It Outta My Face)" – 2:53
"Halloween" (Sonic Youth) – 6:12
"No One Has" – 3:26
"If I Think" – 3:37
"In 'N' Out of Grace" – 5:28
"Need" – 3:00
"Chain That Door" – 1:51
"Mudride" – 5:43

Link to download the album

I wanted to buy this shirt:

As far as their set, they played a nice mix of old and new. It was the old stuff that got people going crazy though. When they launched into Touch Me I'm Sick, it caused quite the ruckus. Although the songs are 20 years old, they still hit nice and heavy.

More to come, soon...

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Playlist from 6/05/08

Direct link to the show:

1 The Beastles (DJ BC) I Feel Fine Right Now The Beastles
2 The Herbaliser You're Not All That Same As It Never Was
3 DJ BC Dirty Brass w/ ODB Wu Orleans
4 Animal House Movin' Right Along The Muppet Show Theme and other Hit Songs
5 Animal House The Pig Calypso The Muppet Show Theme and other Hit Songs
6 DJ BC Hustle w/ Rick Ross
7 Hickory Wind The Lazy Farmer At the Wednesday Night Waltz
8 John Barry Midnight Cowboy Midnight Cowboy
9 Richard Cheese Baby Got Back Sunny Side of the Moon
10 Unwound Devoid Repetition
11 Grey and Hanks Single Girls Prime Time
12 Bill Cosby What Ya Think Bout Lickin My Chicken Disco Bill
13 Richard Cheese Girls, Girls, Girls Sunny Side of the Moon
14 The Beastles (DJ BC) Mother Nature's Rump The Beastles
15 DJ BC Message For the City
16 Totimoshi Possum Monoli
17 Harvey Milk Decades Life...The Best Game in Town
18 Harvey Milk After All I've Done For You, This Is How You Repay Me? Life...The Best Game in Town
19 Boards of Canada '84 Pontiac Dream The Campfire Headphase
20 DJ BC Challahback Girl (Orthodox Mix)
21 Weezer Pork and Beans Red Album
22 Los Admiradores Blue Moon Bongos
23 Rick James Throwdown Throwin' Down
24 Richard Cheese Sunday Bloody Sunday Sunny Side of the Moon
25 John Barry Florida Fantasy Midnight Cowboy
26 Ray Conniff Unchained Mischief The Lost Dub Sessions
27 Ray Conniff The Bah, the Dah, and the Ugly The Lost Dub Sessions
28 DJ BC Golden Peace Frog w/Jurrasic 5
29 The Rods The Night Lives to Rock Wild Dogs
30 Richard Cheese Another Brick in the Wall Sunny Side of the Moon
31 Unwound Corpse Pose Repetition
32 The Beastles (DJ BC) Tripper Trouble The Beastles
33 DJ BC Here Comes That Champ in Black
34 The Wombles Wombling Summer Party Remember You're a Womble
35 The Wombles Banana Rock Remember You're a Womble

Good show today. My buddy Jesse came in and played some tracks with me. Stay tuned for an interview with DJ BC next week, and the following week I am interviewing Jimmy Rhodes from Solar Powered Sun Destroyer.