Discussion in 'Chicago, IL' started by Bosh_Talk, May 3, 2003.
Mona Lisa Overdrive by Juno Reactor
Hell yes dude! I'm going to revive my Black Flag collection. Babes has been in rotation for a while though personally, I prefer L7 to Babes in Toyland but either way it is good stuff. Ministry has always been a mainstay as well but their recent stuff, not so good.
I've got old school Misfits in the head right now. Hollywooooooooood Bab-O-Lon!
Explosions in the Sky's Have You Passed Through this Night?
"Who's doin' this? Who's killin' us? Robbin' us of life and light?"
The new Flogging Molly album, Float.
And speaking of Ministry, Al's actually going to retire the band after the current tour and the final stop is Saturday, May 10th in Chicago at the HOB. I'll be there....
Xiu Xiu's Blacks
She & Him's I Thought I Saw Your Face Today
Go listen to it!
No way! Oh man. I don't think I can go but I expect a full report!
One of their members died last year, so I guess the magic is gone for them.
"Jesus Built my Hotrod" -Ministry
Ministry has always been Al Jourgensen and (until a few years ago) Paul Barker. Various other band members have joined/left/died on an almost annual basis since 1984, reaching an almost Spinal Tap level of regularity in the late 90s.
The golden age of Industrial music (with Chicago as its Mecca) has been gone for well over a decade, but I guess this is the final nail in the coffin. Though Jorgenson forms the framework of the band, Ministry without Barker is like a ship without a rudder. I can't imagine, however, that their final shows will be anything less than badass. Anyone not familiar with the band owes it to themselves to look up some of their videos from 88-92 to see where Trent Reznor got his sound and Rob Zombie got his look.
(nothin' against Rob Zombie's music, but damned if the guy didn't spend the 90s looking like he was wearing an Al Jourgensen Halloween costume)
"You've run out of lies!"
"I've Underestimated My Charm (Again)," Black Kids
(I too enjoy She & Him--Peng, you're an obsessive stalker of Zooey Deschanel, right? You gotta hear them. She's the lead singer. It makes me feel funny in my pants.)
Amon Amarth - Gods of War Arise!
LOTR geeks should recognize the name as the Elvish name of Mount Doom. Viking metal is great! Time to pillage! RAWR!
Born Ruffian's Barnacle Goose
Black Bubblegum - Dillinger Escape Plan
"Dancing in the Dark," Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band, Live, 10/17/07, New York, NY (probably the best Magic tour boot I've heard so far, although London's supposed to be good too...)
Why?'s These Few Presidents
"Even though I haven't seen you in years/yours is the funeral I'd fly to from anywhere."
Der Spyra - Quest (remixed)
Destroyer's Painter in Your Pocket
"Where did you get that line, where did you get that look, where did you get that penchant for destruction in the way you talk, where did you get that right, where did you get that rocket, where did you get that painter in your pocket?"
"S-E-X-X-Y," They Might Be Giants (from Severe Tire Damage, their "live" record...which I swear sounds most of the time like it was recorded in a studio. No audience noise whatsoever.)
Flight of the Conchords, aka folksy kiwi Tenacious D,are touring the U.S. in May, including a stop at the Chicago Theater on the 14th.
"Be more constructive with your feedback"
"Every Sperm Is Sacred" by Monty Python on The Cream Cheese Library on Dementia Radio.
Microphones' Window 7
whose lyrics, in their entirety are;
"Every night and every morning/The Ocean"
New NiN track. Free.
Apparently they sent this out to radio stations themselves and had only just mastered the track last week. Pretty cool new world Trent is forging.
Angel Eyes - Jeff Healey Band (Jeff Healey RIP 1966-2008)
Islands' Life in Jail