Set 27 2009, 18:55 di rinjonjoriAre the Almighty Defenders better than The Black Lips? Yes, by every stretch of the imagination. The Montreal defenders of the faith lend a tremendous amount of depth to the Lips hazy and flaky flower Punk. That said, the Lips contributions, in some ways, waters down King Khan and Sultan's synergy. Sure the latter can come up with a disaster like every other artist (see "Animal Party"), but the former puts there stamp on every song. King Khan's awesome rhythm guitar seems slower and less plucky (see KK&BBQS's "Fish Fight"). "Ghost With the Most" and "She Came Before Me" hold it together, but needs a little "kick in the pants" and never gets the kick. "Bow Down and Die" fares a little better because seems drenched in vocal feedback. "Cone Of Light" could define the album. Sultan's purposely faulty retro R N' B vocals gets better and better with every release. Listening to him bark out "By My Side" nearly…
Mar 23 2009, 17:01 di dirtyclif
Set 9 2008, 6:45 di siestesBack to usual business after few days of holidays and recent crazy time because of the candidacy of Toulouse for the title of European Capital of Culture (4 members of the UE jury were in town yesterday … we cross our fingers).
And here it starts a new cultural season :
- first of all, we will organize with Le Printemps de Septembre festival a one-man band dedicated night on October, 4 (starring BBQ, Kim, Norman Bambi, André Minvielle, David X and Charlie O.)
- then a new AVR concert with the special appearance of David Grubbs on October, 23
- and, last but not least, a mini-festival in Kyoto (Yes, in Japan …) the 3rd, 4th and 5th of October with Pierre Bastien, Sylvain Chauveau, Krikor, Doravideo, tenori-on, Aoki Takamasa and many more …
Gen 9 2006, 0:49 di blk_jackHere are my top 10 albums of 2005.
01) BBQ - Tie Your Noose
02) King Khan & BBQ Show - s/t
03) Deadly Snakes - Porcella
04) Reigning Sound - Home For Orphans
05) Turpentine Brothers - We Don't Care About Your Good Times
06) Black Lips - Let It Bloom
07) Tearjerkers - Don't Throw Your Love Away
08) Bloody Hollies - If Footmen Tire You
09) Gris Gris - For The Season
10) Les Sexareenos - Singles and Unreleased Material
Ott 17 2005, 2:13 di mocotobhQuinta feira, dia de shows na Obra. Fui lá pra conferir o show d'As Cobras Malditas e o King Khan & BBQ. Já tinha um tempo que eu queria ver o show das Cobras Malditas e eu perdi o show do BBQ ano passado. Não vou ficar aqui punhetando sobre quem são os caras, o pouco que eu sei eu vi no site da turnê deles.
O que eu quero é falar do show dos caras. Começando pelas Cobras Malditas. Já tinha visto o projeto anterior do vocalista, chamava Black Mambas e era uma dupla em que o vocalista Psycho era acompanhado pelo Marco Butcher, então do Thee Butcher's Orchestra e agora em projeto solo chamado Uncle Butcher. O som era massa, um cantando e o outro tocando bateria e tocando guitarra, eles abriram o show da Margaret Doll Rod na Obra.
Mas estou aqui pra falar é do show de quinta! As Cobras Malditas abriram a noite botando fogo na Obra. Uma mistura de punk, blues e soul que não deixou ninguem parado. A performance dos caras também chamou a atenção. …
Set 1 2005, 5:16 di blk_jackGotten my hands on a few albums lately. Namely the new Bloody Hollies disc which came out this month, "If Footmen Tire You...". The sound is different than their other two albums but it's still full of the same rich rock'n'roll goodness that you'll find on Got It Where It Counts and Fire At Will.
Also picked up and saw the Hollies labelmates Turpentine Brothers play in Montreal. Made the trip up there for a day and saw Mark Sultan (BBQ)'s new band Mind Controls. Anyway the Turpentine Brothers were great and definitely worth the trip. The guys (and gal!) were super nice and everybody seemed to have a good time. Their album is really nice and came out this year too apparently. Their album is called 'We Don't Care About Your Goodtimes' and you can grab that off Alive Record too. (Bomp's brother label).
Lastly I've been listening to the Mr. Airplane Man album. It came out last year but I wasn't able to get my mits on it until just recently. …
Ago 10 2005, 9:50 di blk_jackSeptember 14th: BBQ w/ Demon's Claws (Corktown Tavern (Hamilton))
September 15th: BBQ w/ Demon's Claws & Ugly Stick (Trin-Port)
September 16th: Mind Controls (Members of BBQ/Demon's Claws) (House party)
September 18th: Bloody Hollies (The Underground (Hamilton))
September 19th: Pearl Jam (ACC?)
September 20th: Bloody Hollies (Silver Dollar Room)
September 23rd: Deadly Snakes (Lee's Palace)
September 29th: Dirtbombs (Horseshoe Tavern)