Journal

  • WANTED: KC/Lawrence (& more) Music

    8 Jan 2013, 01:39 by thisisahiijack

    1. This is an ever-growing list of bands and albums I am searching for. Much like the 'haves' journal, not all of these artists are current residents of the area, but all of them have called the region home at one time or another.
    2. This list will never be completely up-to-date, as there are so many musicians that have come out of the area and have released albums with multiple bands. I've also chalked it up to a near-impossibility that I will ever get all of these, but I can try.
    3. I'm open for almost all types of music. If you have something you may not see here, don't let that keep you from speaking up about it. The only types of music I make a general rule not to track down are those who lean more towards a sound of rap rock/nu-metal (downthesun, 8 degrees, Canvas), bar band/classic rock/hair metal/general guitar wankery (Puddle of Mudd fits into the bar band category, the others I don't care to list examples for), or bad rap (Tech N9ne, countless others).
  • HAVES: KC/Lawrence (& more) Music: splits/comps

    18 Nov 2010, 03:00 by thisisahiijack

    1. This is a journal containing bands and albums I have recordings from on my computer. Though I try to support local music as best as I can by attending shows and buying albums, not all of this music I am in direct physical possession of through purchase.
    2. Not all of the bands below are directly from the KC/Lawrence area. Other cities and towns I keep in this collection are Topeka, KS, Columbia, MO, Wichita, KS, Warrensburg, MO, Manhattan, KS, and a few other, more rural areas of the region. Essentially, it contains everything east of and including Wichita in Kansas, and everything west of and including Columbia in Missouri.
    3. In addition to the previous point, you will notice that not all of the bands here are current residents of the region. Many bands (Mates of State, White Rabbits, etc.) unfortunately decided to move away to a larger metro area. Others (The Appleseed Cast, Namelessnumberheadman), were started in different regions and then relocated here at some point, usually early in their career. …
  • HAVES: KC/Lawrence (& more) Music: L-Z

    18 Nov 2010, 02:59 by thisisahiijack

    1. This is a journal containing bands and albums I have recordings from on my computer. Though I try to support local music as best as I can by attending shows and buying albums, not all of this music I am in direct physical possession of through purchase.
    2. Not all of the bands below are directly from the KC/Lawrence area. Other cities and towns I keep in this collection are Topeka, KS, Columbia, MO, Wichita, KS, Warrensburg, MO, Manhattan, KS, and a few other, more rural areas of the region. Essentially, it contains everything east of and including Wichita in Kansas, and everything west of and including Columbia in Missouri.
    3. In addition to the previous point, you will notice that not all of the bands here are current residents of the region. Many bands (Mates of State, White Rabbits, etc.) unfortunately decided to move away to a larger metro area. Others (The Appleseed Cast, Namelessnumberheadman), were started in different regions and then relocated here at some point, usually early in their career. …
  • THE BLUE WALL: Sludge Metal

    25 Dec 2008, 23:03 by maidenhell

    Sludge metal is a form of heavy metal music that fuses doom metal and hardcore punk. Sludge metal is typically aggressive and abrasive; often featuring shouted vocals, heavily distorted instruments and sharply contrasting tempos. While the style was anticipated by The Melvins from Washington, many of its earliest pioneers were from the state of Louisiana.

    1000 A.D.-Drone/Sludge Metal
    1000 Vierges-Sludge/Doom Metal
    12 Eyes-Sludge Metal
    13-Sludge/Doom Metal
    137-Sludge/Doom Metal
    16-Sludge Metal
    3rd Born Sun-Death/Thrash Metal (early) - Sludge Metal (now)
    4 chambers of Ivory-Doom/Sludge/Metalcore
    5ive's Continuum Research Project-Melodic Sludge/Drone/Doom
    6-cylinder-Stoner / Sludge Metal
    A Day of Pigs-Sludge Metal
    A Horse Called War-Sludge Metal
    A Peaceful Chaos-Death/Sludge Metal
    A very sad story-Southern/Sludge/Heavy Metal
    A.M.-Sludge/Doom Metal
    Abandon-Sludge/Doom Metal-(Swe)
    Absence Of God-Sludge/Doom Metal
  • Hysteria's Big Ol' 2007 List

    23 Dec 2007, 01:54 by hysteria0610

    Every 2007 album I have listened to and rated, Enjoy

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    65daysofstatic – The Destruction of Small Ideals (post-rock/instrumental) 3.5/5
    !!! – Myth Takes (electronic/indie) 3.5/5

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    Aborted - Slaughter and Apparatus: A Methodical Overture (death metal) 4/5
    Akercocke – Antichrist (blackened death metal) 2.5/5
    Alabama Thunderpussy – Open Fire (hard rock) 0.5/5
    Alcest - Souvenirs d'un autre monde (post-rock) 5/5
    _Algol_ - Deep Thoughts About Universe (dark ambient) 4/5
    Amystery – Extermination, Followed By Cryptic Silence (black metal) 2.5/5
    Anaal Nathrakh - Hell Is Empty, And All The Devils Are Here (black metal) 3/5
    And Their Eyes Were Bloodshot – Prologue (deathcore) 2/5
    Andrew Bird – Armchair Apocrypha (indie/folk) 2.5/5
    Animosity – Animal (death metal) 4/5
    Annotations Of An Autopsy – Welcome To Sludge City (deathcore) 1.5/5
    Arcana Coelestia – Ubi Secreta Colunt (doom metal) 3/5
    Architect – Lower Lip Interface (idm/electronic) 2/5
    Arsonist Lodge - Perkele, Antikristus ja väärä profeetta (black metal) 3/5
  • Review of the show at the Gilman on August 31st...

    2 Sep 2007, 21:28 by essencedeathvox

    Fri 31 Aug – Ludicra, EMBERS, wormwood, Word Salad, Drain The Sky

    Alright, I've never written a proper show review, so this should be interesting. I went with my friend Jeff and his friend Vince. It was Vince's 17th birthday, and Jeff is only 16, so that was odd. I felt so old. Anyways, the show:

    First off was Drain The Sky, a group I'd never even heard of. They started playing literally a minute before we went in. We could hear them from the outside. Their music was in that niche that everyone calls "post-rock" but I fail to see the meaning of that. They put on a good show, and they surprised me more than once. The first song reminded me of Isis, but with three vocalists (each member of the band sang at times). The second song started out about the same, but after about a minute it went into a grinding hardcore punk sound. While that's not usually my kind of music, it was nice that they kept things a bit less predictable than many bands like that do.