Sunday, August 20, 2006

5 Things I'm Listening To.

Ok, with very little explination this is what I have been listening too (note: this is about 5 of 50 things currently on rotation in earshot of my head).

Dialing In - Cows In Lye
(Pseudo Arcarna)
Some killer drone, thanks AM.

Saviours - Crucifire
This shit is cheesey as all hell but after seeing these guys a few times earlier this year these riffs have been staying with me.

The Focus / Amateur Party - Split CD
(Missing Link Records)
Ok, so I had a pretty big part in this release coming together so I am totally bias. Killer melodic indie punk half from Melbourne, Austraila, half from Philly, PA.

Criminal Damage - Criminal Damage
(Feral Ward)
For some reason this has become my favorite punk album of recent times. Catchy stuff.

Well, I seriously didn't think I would like this at all, even hesitated on listening to it and even though i do refer to it as Kravitz On Fire I gotta say it's great.

Pointless Fest 2005... ahh the memories...

For the past couple of years I have been a very happy attendent of Philly's Pointless Fest. I was kinda bummed that I was missing this years Fest but my compensation was that I had Municipal Waste down here on tour and I was seeing some of the most fun shows Australia has experienced in a while.

So, while at this great Melbourne show with Municipal Waste, Blood Duster, Agents Of Abhorrence and Dad They Broke Me at the wonderful Arthouse we recieved news that Pointless Fest had been shut down. Which totally sucks, there is an account of sorts of the events at the R5 Productions site if you want to read about it (note: you should visit this site to see all the rad shows that Sean and the R5 crew put on in Philly).

So... the photos, from Pointless Fest and surrounds 2005:

Municipal Waste tearing up the stage at the Church.

Scott Moore of Limp Wrist sexing it up on the dancefloor after one of the shows.

Tristan (Schifosi) and John (Fighting Dogs) hitting up the Mexican and cheap margaritas after the show (note: they are both wearing Forward t-shirts that match the colour of their drinks!!!)

Steve of Inepsy busts out his penis tattoo "abuse".

Look Back & Laugh playing a awesome basement show with Drop Dead, Asshole Parade & Schifosi. This was a little ways out of Philly (I forget the name of the town). LBAL are so damn good!

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Briushanah & Ryokuchi

I have just a couple of good photos from when these awesome Japanese sludge bands came to town.

This one is of Ryokuchi they are a two piece, and they play killer epic sludge songs with Eastern scales.

This one is of Birushanah, they play sludge, noise rock with 2 metal percussionists which makes for a amazing live show.

Piss Stains Across Europe Part 5: More Random Moments

This shot of Dave is the best i got of him in Europe.

Piss stop in Switzerland.

Sunburned from a day at the beach in the Basque Country.

Jimmy sparking joints after a long night.

Jimmy the janitor in Spain after Yeap made a mess mid show.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Piss Stains Across Europe Part 4: Spain in Black and White

Some black and white shots from Spain...

Yeap in full effect.

Jimmy strikes a wicked pose.

Yeap passes the mic to Marko and Andreas while in the air.

Lost pants.

The dance

Piss Stains Across Europe Part 3: Some Random Shots

Ok, so I am back from Europe and i have some spare computer time... so here is some more Pisschrist Tour photos over a few posts.. Random shots:

At the Yellow Dog Festival in Germany, Tristan and Brenton have a good laugh at Marko the driver because he is very drunk, covered in mud and about to pass out on the merch table.

It's like a South African drunk crusty Christmas angel

Yeap's foot all blue from a pit accident. This slowed him down for a few days, thanks Brussels, Belgium... brutal show.

Swiming holes in Italy are rad.

Cool squat in Chemnitz, Germany. Some of the best food of the tour was here.