Thursday, February 7th, 2013 | musiX, pdX | No Comments
I’ll be playing tunes this Friday at Hawthorne Theatre with my good pal, DJ Bob Ham. It’s always a fun time—I mean, it is Happy Hour on a Friday.
I suppose the goal will be to get things warmed up/getting people hot and bothered for the Hot Water Music show later that evening. I think we can do it. But despite what the photo to the left implies, we won’t be spinning records. Instead we will be gazing into the glow of our laptops, which will likely resemble two grown men playing Battleship. Less sexy than records, but still very, very sexy.
We will rock and roll all nite from 6-8 p.m. inside the Hawthorne Theatre lounge. Beers will be cheap(er). And I’ll be digging deep into the folders on my desktop for some digital nuggets o’ rock from all over the globe … from my computer.
A few new things I’ve been munching on of late: Kiki Pau, Foxygen, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, new Thermals(!), Holy Grail, Eat Skull, Ty Segall/Mikal Cronin. Older stuff: Pere Ubu, Monoshock, the Saints, Urbane Gorilla, the Feelies. It’ll be good. Promise.
Wednesday, January 7th, 2009 | musiX, pdX | No Comments
One of the Portland bands I kept hearing about before I moved here was Eat Skull. Lo-fi trash rock with hooks? Count me in. The band just reported that they have finished their new record Wild and Inside, which will most likely find its way inside your skull this spring on Siltbreeze Records.
Eat Skull also posted a new song called “Stick to the Formula” on their MySpace, which, along with “Dawn In the Face,” will appear on Wild and Inside. Both songs continue in the tradition of so-lo-fi-it-hurts-so-good songs like “Waiting For the Hesitation” and “Shredders On Fry” off the band’s 2008 debut LP Sick To Death. The production itself might scare listeners off before they really get a feel for the music. If you’re patient and open-minded, however, you will be rewarded handsomely … not really sure what the reward is … maybe coolness? Then what do I get for that gaudy headline?
Eat Skull will test a few of the new ones out this Saturday, Jan. 10 at the Doug Fir with Quasi and The Golden Bears. It’ll be interesting to hear what the pristine acoustics of the Doug Fir do to Eat Skull’s ramshackle skuzz.
“Waiting For the Hesitation” – Eat Skull (Sick To Death)