Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
For the next 2 weeks, we will be selling the entire Suburban Home Catalog on CD for $5.00 each. Our CDs are pretty inexpensive to begin with (in most cases $8.99) and this is pretty much the deal you get when you purchase our 5 for $25 or 10 for $50 sales, but we figured that with the economy being where its at, some of you might be interested in just purchasing a couple of cds at this low price.
If you already own most of our catalog, use it to improve your friend’s crappy music collection. Tell them that you know you understand that for their money, they don’t know if it gets any better than when Michael Bolton sings “When a Man Loves a Woman”, but that there is more to music than that no talent assclown and then give them a few of our releases. Your friends’ lives will improve and they will have only you to thank for the dramatic improvement.
For 2 weeks, you can get pretty much our entire, available CD catalog for only $5.00 each. Stock up. To check out the full list if titles click HERE.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
JS-NYC favorites OnPoint and Invidia are playing another one of the Filthy Bomb parties this Saturday at The Delancey. Peep the flyer for the skinny. Booze, metal and burlesque. It's hard to go wrong with that combo.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
There's a record coming down the pike later on this summer on No Idea, but tide yourself over in the interim with a tasty new track, courtesy of their social networking engine. It's called Have You Ever Heard Of Aspirations. Check it out here.
Monday, May 25, 2009
While Wilco was a great band until Summerteeth, the band is a total nightmare at present. When Jeff booted Jay from the band (after making him look like a total douche in the film) the last piece of anything good left that band. It was notable that John Stiratt high-tailed it back to Chicago right after that staffing change, as it seemed that Wilco was rapidly morphing into the Jeff Tweedy Experience.
They really should change the name, as there is very little to associate the old Wilco with the faux-Radiohead ridiculousness they are now purveying. I've not checked, but I'm sure there is adequate documentation of Tweedy denegrating the early (good) records ala King Of Revisionist History Ryan Adams. Credit is due, though. Any band that is that boring with Glenn Kotche and Nels Cline in the band really deserves some notice. Kudos to Jeff and Tony M. I'll give them another five years before Tweedy pulls a Van Halen and has his kids backing him.
If you're of a mind to remember the man, check out Jay's site and pick up some of his back catalog with Ed Burch or Titanic Love Affair. Rarely will you hear better music.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Michigan rock juggernaut North Lincoln have a new record coming down the pike courtesy of the good folk of No Idea.
Review soon, but stream that shit here in the interim.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Hi Friends,Time for another Free Ice Cream BBQ @ Bushwick Country Club! This Sunday, May 24th from 2pm-7pm...Free Food (starting at 2:30), Free Maker's Mark Milkshakes (starting at 4:00) and Free Music, while it all lasts. Speaking of Free Music, if you still haven't downloaded our newest FREE release, Almost Fameless Mixtape Vol.3, you are missing out...It is now available for download @ www.FreeIceCream.netWe have tons of great things in store for you this summer, so make sure you visit our EVENTS page often to keep up with the happenings. There are now NINE FREE downloads available on our site, so make sure you have them all! We hope to see you on Sunday! In the meantime check out:
Pictures from past BBQs: www.FreeIceCream.net/photos
Music Videos: www.FreeIceCream.net/videosKats, Domer and DJ SmutVillain
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
JS-NYC arrived just as our heroes were just about to morph into the 57th St alter egos. One line check later, Jason set it off and set to rocking the half-filled room like it was Madison Square Garden. Springsteen is a obvious influence, but is that really a bad thing?
ab/57th St kicked a hell of a lot of ass, especially bassist Paul Bates. The gents deserve big things, so check out the aldenbarton web presence and snag a copy of their debut Exodus Of The Eldest. Here's a link. Jason is cut from a little bit more of a classic rock cloth, but is pretty good his own self. There's one last date of the Cake Shop residency this coming Monday. You would be wise to be there. If you're dumb enough to miss it, see when you can see Jason next here. Go for the dates and stay for the (free) downloads.
Monday, May 18, 2009
My review of Winterhours, the new record from Brooklyn metal merchants Tombs, is now up at The Tripwire.
Here's a link
Thanks to Relapse and Derek Evers at The Tripwire
Sunday, May 17, 2009
I'm not sure when I'll see Drag The River again or when I'll make it up to Hell's Kitchen to rock again, but it was a hell of a good time. I wish I could have seen them last night in Hoboken. That was the last date on the radar for a bit, but keep track of Drag The River here. You can find Joey Cape in this corner of the interwebs.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
02. Rappers Delight (feat. DJ Enuff)
03. Know The BK Ledge
04. Somethin for Hot 97 (feat. DJ Camilo)
05. Strictly the Bizness
06. Treat Me Right
07. Industry Enemy #1
08. Brooklyn Children’s Story
09. I Can’t Go Broke
10. Live At Cooper Day BBQ
11. Uptown Anthem
14. Primo Tribute
15. Just To Get A Check
16. Mass Appeal
17. Act Like They Don’t Know
18. The Whut (Animal Shit)
19. BK Get Money
20. Got My Mind Made Up
21. Drop A Gem On ‘Em
23. Cell Therapies
24. High Roller
25. Brooklyn Ghetto Child
26. What They Do (Root’s Tribute)
27. Renee’s Revenge
28. Goin To Miami (feat. DJ Khaled)
29. What Happened To Hip Hop
33. Rican Ebonics 09
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I showed up a little but into their opening set, but it was one of the best ab sets I've ever heard them play. Drew always sings well, but he was absolutely killing it this night. Even Jason, who plays with the gents often, came over to comment on it. Jim and Paul were solid as always. The guys have played together forever, so the midset audible that precipitated the cover of GbV's Teenage FBI was hardly a stumbling block, rather the cherry on top of the set, even prompting Jason to step in early with some backing vocals. I sure would have liked a recording of that and the stellar ab original New England, but it appears we'll have to wait for the gents to finish up their recordings at The Fort for that.
In the interim, you (and I) really need to get down and check out the Jason/aldenbarton pairing next Monday. Each week has a different hand-picked act in the middle slot. This week featured Yoni Gordon, who evidently plies his trade in the Ted Leo/Elvis Costello end of things. Drew gave him high marks and Jason picked him for the show personally, so suffice to say the guy brings it. Check out Yoni here and keep tabs on the last two Cake Shop shows here. They are free, so get off your duff and make it down.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Hey Boys and Girls:
The new Art Brut record Art Brut vs. Satan is out today on Downtown Records.
Pick it up here and look for a review on
the JS-NYC soon.
If you are of a mind to have your ass rocked, check them out tomorrow at Pianos and Sunday at Union Pool.
Looks like a busy day for releases! Don't hesitate to buy them all, willya!
Monday, May 11, 2009
Live: Lamb Of God with As I Lay Dying, Children of Bodom, God Forbid and Municipal Waste @ Roseland 5.13.9
As good as the bill was, I was somewhat disconcerted to pop over to the No Fear website and find they were running a promotion to find the hottest No Fear MILF for Mother's Day. That is a Freudian nightmare if ever I saw one, but my concern soon moved to how I was going to see Municipal Waste, yet avoid most of the rest of the set. This really should have been called the walking wounded tour, as it was plagued with all sorts of misfortune for the bands on the bill. Municipal Waste got about 15 minutes for a set, God Forbid was down a guitarist after some Oasis-esque internal turmoil and Alexi for Children Of Bodom 'fell out of his bunk' wink*wink*, breaking his shoulder. COB eventually ended up scrapping the show this night; a bummer as I was hoping to put my ambivalence about them in one camp or the other.
The team rolled in at the end of the God Forbid set. It was nice to see Doc, even though we missed the GF set. Beers were acquired and we staked out some real estate for the As I Lay Dying set. I was pretty sure that AILD were not especially good and this set more than reinforced that for me. They seemed to be dealing with diminished PA privileges, which was more than fine for me as they were Grade A Bor-ing.
The reason for the season was up next, that being RVA metal wunderkinds Lamb Of God. I like their records, and think that Morgan and Adler are the new Downing and Tipton but had never consciously went to check them out. They have definitely mastered the big crowd phenomenon, Randy shouted out all the other bands and some NYC locals like he was running for office, and there was definitely a lot of big room production with giant drums risers, rock ramps and the like. Morgan and Adler definitely earned their guitar hero rep, playing their asses off regardless of whether they were heavy or clean. The crowd went ape-shit for the duration, packing in like sardines and spawning various pits starting at the stage that stretched all the way back to the girl pit at the back bar, where I ended up after being bulldozed halfway to the back in the middle of the first song. Had I remembered that Watt was playing, I probably would have bailed but I stuck around and pretty much enjoyed myself. It wasn't a situation like the Opeth shows last year where I wanted to listen to nothing but them afterward, but props are definitely due. Lamb Of God are definitely Pure American Metal.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
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Monday, May 4, 2009
As the weather is decidedly crappy (at least here on the East Coast), it might be prudent to stay in and laugh a bit. Might JS-NYC suggest the newest release from Adam Ferrara entitled Funny As Hell. It's not nearly as crude as most humor I'd usually recommend, but it's well worth checking out.
You can pick Funny As Hell up here from the good folk of Image Entertainment. Keep up on all things (except for this DVD for some reason) Adam Ferrara here.