Ever wonder what it’s like to be a wrestler on the road? Well now you can find out. Take two hours and forty minutes with Colt Cabana (formally WWE’s Scotty Goldman), Sal Rinauro & Bryan Danielson (now WWE’s Daniel Bryan) as they travel on the road for ten days hitting nine events. You get to see how the guys travel, what they do for overnight stay, how they spend their off day and hear tons of great wrestling stories. This is also the time right when Danielson signed to the WWE so you get to hear what he’s going through to get that done and kind of see his farewell tour as he does his final ROH and other independent wrestling dates. You also get to see the guys at some wrestling training seminars. I’ve seen a good deal of wrestling documentaries in my time and this is among the best, and certainly the most unique of them all. The two plus hours really just flies by and this thing is over before you know it. Though as a bonus (one I HIGHLY recommend you get) there’s a two disc version with a wrestling round table featuring Colt Cabana and over an hour of deleted scenes. Seriously spend the extra few bucks for the bonus disc; it’s worth it for the park calls as Van Hammer alone. This is a must see for any wrestling fan, and I know I’ll be buying the second one (which I hear they’re working on) as soon as it comes out. You can get it at http://www.wrestlingroaddiaries.com/ or http://coltmerch.com/ right now!
September 24, 2014
September 23, 2014
This is the first compilation/four band split 7″ in a series from Merman Records. If the first volume is a good indication this should be a great series, however this did come out a while ago and I haven’t seen a second one, hopefully we get one soon. We’ve got bands from all over here New Brunswick and Toronto are represented on Side A, LA and the Windy City on the B. Before we even start on the music that’s in this thing you’re going to notice the cover, it’s pretty great artwork done by billythespacekid.com I fucking love the cover art for this. Two of these bands I’m real familiar with, the other two, not so much. The first one is one I know well, Fear of Lipstick they’ve got a fast catchy song pop punk that I think is the best one on this thing. The Roman Line is a band I hadn’t listened to too much of, this song is really good though. It reminds me of the Slow Death a little bit. Regal Beagle is the other band on here I know well, very Queers/Ramones type surf pop punk stuff. This song is no exception; it’s a surf pop party song, a lot of fun and pretty great. And closing out is The Neutron Bombs, a band that I don’t think I’d ever even heard before. They sound like a band that’s been around way longer than they have, like someone that should be touring with The Damned. The song they have on here is pretty decent, it’s my least favorite on this thing but it’s still really good. So through and through you’ve got four really great songs for one small price with a great package, you really can’t go wrong with this thing.
- Fear of Lipstick – Did Ya Know?
- The Roman Line – Squeaky Wheel Gets The Grease
- Regal Beagle – Party Again
- The Neutron Bombs – Not Listening
September 22, 2014
Touring to Fest and back with The Murderburgers! Most of these dates are in the works, and we’ll post the info as we get it!
15 Minneapolis MN – @ Charlie Siren House
16 Madison WI
17 Chicago IL – @ Township
18 Bloomington IN – @ Wash-Out
19 Cincinnati OH
20 Columbus OH – @ Carabar
21 NYC – @ Tobacco Road
22 NYC – TBA
23 Philladelphia PA – @ Creep Records
24 Baltimore MD – @ Sidebar
25 Richmond VA
27 Atlanta GA
28 Tallahassee FL
29 Tampa FL – Ybor Pre Fest2 @ New World Brewery 6:00PM (Rational Anthem)
30 Tampa FL – Ybor Pre Fest2 @ New World Brewery 8:30PM (The Murderburgers)
31 Gainesville / FEST13
1 Gainesville / FEST13 @ Durty Nelly’s 3:00PM (Rational Anthem)
2 Gainesville / FEST13 @ Loosey’s 1:00AM (The Murderburgers)
3 Sarasota FL
4 Sarasota FL
5 Orlando FL @ The Peacock Room
6 St.Augustine FL @ Nobby’s
7 Athens GA @ Caledonia Lounge
8 St. Louis MO @ Fubar
9 Normal IL
11 Cedar Falls IA @ Octopus College Hill
September 12, 2014
1994 gave birth to one of the strangest crossovers that comics has seen…Archie Meets the Punisher. Red is a drug dealer on the run, he goes to Riverdale to hide out, this turns out to be great for Red but bad for Archie because they look almost identical. The Punisher is tracking Red and of course mistakes Archie for him. Eventually Punisher realizes they’re not the same person and everything gets put on the right track. I wouldn’t say this is required reading for either Archie or Punisher fans since it really isn’t that good of a book. But if you’re just looking for something strange to read this might satisfy you.
September 11, 2014
In 1987 Renegade Press introduced the world to Roscoe the Dawg, Ace Detective! It was a great concept but only lasted four issues, and I’m not totally sure but I don’t believe it was made that way. Basically this is a noir detective type character with some comedy slipped in, however the detective as you may have guessed is a dog. The four issues aren’t quite linear but there are a few things that spill over from issue to issue. Over all Roscoe is on the type of cases and getting into the type of trouble that you’d expect any hardboiled detective to be involved with. I’m a big fan of the noir hardboiled detective stuff, and dogs, so I had to check this out. The comic is enjoyable but I was a little disappointed. It’s fun but far from great. If you’re looking for a short fun series to just waste some time with then this will fit the bill but if you’re seeking some diamond in the rough of comics long gone then you’ll probably still be looking after you read this one.
September 3, 2014
9/4 @ 15th HAUS Columbus, OH
w/Whiny and Jose Garza
9/5 @ The Brass Rail Fort Wayne, IN
FORT WAYNE PIZZA PUNX FEST DAY 1!
9/6 @ the Next Level Sheboygan, WI
w/the Jetty Boys and Wringer
9/7 @ Hexagon Bar Minneapolis, MN
w/Dingus, Wringer, and Brain Caves
9/8 @ Octopus College Hill Cedar Falls, IA
w/Wringer, Fat Pat and the Butts
9/9 @ Blind Bob’s Bar Dayton, OH
August 30, 2014
These three books are a must for any Liz Prince or comics about relationships fans. The third issue serves as a prequel of the first two, though if you have all three you may just as well read them in one, two, three order because it’ll work just as well. It tells a bit about how Liz is single and all. The first issue starts on New Year’s Eve 2006, and pretty much brings you through Liz’s relationship and how weird things can get. The second issue picks up where she’s already in a relationship and jumps into a new one, things always take a strange turn. All of these are pretty enjoyable to read, you’ll rip through them pretty quickly, they’re only twenty-ish pages each but they’re full book size so you get a lot of comic for your buck. Very highly recommended for people that like fun comics and weird relationshipy things.