Sunday, July 31, 2011

I Am The Mothman!

I watched the new Jason Statham movie Blitz last night. Very cool movie as usual for JS. This song played during the final credits and I thought it was crankin'. Had to do a search for it and found that it's one of my favorite bands Kasabian. Give it a look/listen and let me know what you think.

Julie & The Mothman - Kasabian

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Viva La Fuzz! Again

Fenomeno Fuzz
Martinis & Bikinis
Re-upped from 2007

Brought to today by Dr Charles

by Drago Bonacich
Mexican ska-punk act Fenómeno Fuzz was formed after heavy metal band la Frustración broke up by the end of the '90s. Known by their nicknames, the band's initial lineup was guitarist Fish, bassist PamF, drummer Tom, guitarist Andy, and singer Biani. To promote the release of Contrarevolución Ave., the group started playing around Mexico City along with Sor Juana and Mexican Jumping Frijoles. In March of 1999, Fenómeno Fuzz started opening for bands such as Lost Acapulco and los Esquizitos.

1 Buen Viaje Fantasma

2 La Noche De La Barracuda

3 Chiquilladas

4 El Beach Boy

5 28

6 Tiki Twist

7 Sirena

8 Mambo En Mocambo

9 Paradiso

10 El Bikini De La Chica Popof

11 El Extrano Caso D

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

He's Always One-Upping Things

Hangin 11
Surf Comp
GSD (Greek Surf Demon)
Yes, he's at it again. Always going one step futher, GSD had put together another fine compilation of some of the finest surf tunage our ears can handle. Let these tunes help you ride out your summer. Myself, I am taking off to Europe and the Mediterranean to meet up with GSD in Athens and share an uzo together. We'll return sunbaked with many stories to tell at the end of August.
01 Aqualads - Washout
02 Lost Acapulco - Malaga Storm
03 The Coffin Daggars - Bongo Pass
04 The Tomorrow Men - Mobius Transformation
05 The Secret Samurai - The Khazar
06 Los Venturas - Pumpin'
07 Long Boards - Skateboarding
08 Hella Vader - The Red Triangle
09 Razorblades - Ready For Some Action
10 Aloha Screwdriver - Tin Star Head Wound
11 The Reverb Syndicate - Last Train To Death Valley Junction
12 El Supernaut - Ode To Mr Lee & Mr Harris
13 Messer Chups - Aquanatic Business
14 Chalk Dinosaur - Fish Bone
15 Surflamingo - Las Campanillas Diabolicas
16 Lava Pups - Lava Tube
17 The Phantomatics - Hearse Surfin'
18 Ray Daytona & The Googoobombos - Mojito Lounge
19 Pavlov's Woody - Island Sand
20 The Agamemnonz - Apollo

Get this fine comp here:

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Git On Down..... To The Beach

Curent Swell
Protect Your Own

Current Swell, a band based in Victoria BC, is in the foreground of the “new roots” music front pushing out of Canada’s west coast. The band has been around for a few years getting their early recognition around the world as a mainstay in the “surf rock” community. Their sound continues to develop into a blues and roots feel, gaining even more popularity with their fans while sharing stages with bands such as Xavier Rudd, The Beautiful Girls, Bedouin Soundclash, the Beach Boys and many others.

As the band progressed through 3 full length albums and multiple national tours they gained international attention. “The online community has always backed us and is a big reason for our success”, said Lang, of their iTunes, YouTube popularity. The bands newest album, “Protect Your Own”, produced by Todd Simko(producer of Xavier Rudd's, Food in the Belly) is a slight departure from the direction of some of their other albums but has been well received none the less. Being a new addition to Canada’s Fontana North label and Japan’s Surf Rock Records is a testament to the bands growing momentum. “We believe in what a band stands for, the instruments we hold, our voices, a real song and a good time” said one band member. Solid song writing and musicianship are always backed by a solid groove, and that is distinctly “Current Swell”.

Playing bigger venues and festivals has taken the band to a new level in the past year. Not only larger audiences, but a larger “Swell”, with western Canadian fans being treated to a sometimes 6 piece band. “Kiltlifter” Dave, on the trombone has been making the rounds on stage, as well as “Ghosty” who joined after the Swell’s long time bass player Louis, moved along. Scott Stanton and Dave Lang are both on guitars while Chris Petersen has the beat locked down on drums. “Sometimes you just wanna jam with all your friends at once and it's great we get a chance to do that sometimes” said Stanton. “Getting to jam with someone you look up to, is even better” he said of the bands recent touring schedule with Australia’s “Ash Grunwald”. Fans would often get to see everyone trading solo’s and banging their heads to some bluesy mash up and loving it all the way through.

The coming year is looking good for Current Swell, with plans to tour extensively, including a much anticipated return to Australia as well as revisiting their favourite Canadian spots as always. The group is also breaking out some new tunes in the jam hall to eventually record and release, maybe in the coming year...

You can pick up their current album at their website HERE

Monday, July 04, 2011

Happy 4th of July