April 30, 2012
News, Tour Dates
sundials, tour dates
Sundials are recording a new LP next week, it’s coming out later this year on Asian Man Records. A second Sundials/Spraynard split on Evil Weevil is in the works as well.
Wednesday, May 16 Richmond, VA Haus Addy w/ Spraynard, Worn In Red, Hold Tight
Thursday, May 17 Washington, DC Ras Hall w/ Hop Along, Good Luck and Spoonboy
Friday, May 18 Brookhaven, NY Shitfuckedhouse w/ Wax Phantom
Saturday, May 19 Boston, MA What We Talk About When We Talk About Us
Monday, May 21 Portland ME Dirigmus Warehouse
Tuesday, May 22 Portsmouth NH Ezra’s Garage w/ Billy Raygun
Wednesday, May 23 Burlington, VT TBA
Thursday May 24th Willimantic CT Handsome Woman
Friday May 25th New York City, NY Hi 5 Bar
Saturday May 26th New Brunswick, NJ TBA
Sunday May 27th Philadelphia, PA TBA w/ Spraynard
April 29, 2012
New Releses, News
haywire, Mean Jeans, new releases, the gray
Mean Jeans: On Mars
April 28, 2012
Action, Movies/Shows, Reviews
action movies, Jason Statham, movie, review, Reviews, safe
As with most of Jason Statham’s movies what you get in Safe is nothing new. Tough dude protects little girl, some organized crime and dirty cops are involved. You’ve seen this movie many times over, but luckily no one goes to Jason Statham movies for originality, and if you say you do, you’re a goddamn liar. What people do go for is the ridiculous action, there was a bit of that, though not as much as I’d have liked, but I can’t complain a lot when somebody gets German suplexed through a table. As far as Statham movies go this one was pretty tame, almost ho-hum, it felt like it took forever to get going too. I’m all for the buildup of a movie, if it’s needed, but with these dumb action flicks you expect thin plot, lots of fights. What we got was what seemed like two hours of setup, and average action. Even the big show down at the end got totally screwed, though I suspect that is in large part due to the fact that as much as they’d like to push it Jason Statham isn’t really a fighter who can pull off a good long awesome fight. My biggest problem with this movie is the absolute shit directing. I don’t know who told Boaz Yakin he could direct action, but they fucking lied to everybody. Between the needless camera shakes and the completely arbitrary quick zooms it was hard to tell whatever the hell was even going on. Add to that the ‘cool’ trick shots he tried to do, like the shot from a car’s rearview mirror, and didn’t have the talent to pull off, you’ve got a movie that makes it’s really hard to not be distracted by everything while you’re watching it. As far as action movies go though, even with all of the flaws in ‘Safe’ it was pretty entertaining, and I mean that marginally. If you’re going to check this one out I’d wait till it’s on TV for free.
Get Safe from Amazon HERE
April 27, 2012
Music, Punk, Reviews
Ivy League, music, punk, review, Reviews
This is a great punk EP that will appeal to pretty much all spectrums of the punk rock sub-genre’s from pop punk to hardcore. They remind me of something that could fit right next to the Shook Ones or Like Bats. It’s pretty clear the band isn’t full of a bunch of kids that just listen to hardcore, which is a great thing. They seem to pull a little from every branch of punk to fill out their sound. For some reason I wasn’t too into this the first time I listened to it, but after a second I was all on board, and since then there have been many times that it’s passed through my ears. People into the above mentioned Shook Ones, or Like Bats and the yet to be mentioned Lifetime should be all over this.
2. Les Incompetent
4. It’s Only Temporary
Get it from Ivy League HERE
April 26, 2012
Books, Comics, Reviews
Comic Books, comics, Grant Morrison, Kill Your Boyfriend, review, Reviews
Grant Morrison takes us on a dark little adventure in Kill Your Boyfriend, a one-shot title that’s about seventy pages tells the story of a school girl whose life quickly goes out of whack. She meets this bad boy and they start breaking the law, mostly because they’re just bored. Things get out of hand fast, even though this book is from 1995 I liked the ending so much I won’t spoil it for you. This reminded me a lot of something like Natural Born Killers, not that it’s a comic version of that or anything but it’s got the same out of whack doing bad shit for fun tone to it. I enjoyed this a lot and if you like your love stories with a very dark sense of humor you’ll probably get some fun out of this one.
Get Kill Your Boyfriend from Amazon HERE
April 25, 2012
News, Tour Dates
Ingrid Michaelson, tour dates
Jul 11 Slowdown Omaha NE
Jul 12 Simon Estes Amphitheatre Des Moines IA
Jul 14 Red Rocks Amphitheatre* Morrison CO
Jul 16 The Pageant St. Louis MO
Jul 17 Egyptian Room At Old National Centre Indianapolis IN
Jul 18 Headliners Music Hall Louisville KY
Jul 20 Town Ballroom Buffalo NY
Jul 21 Water Street Music Hall Rochester NY
Jul 23 Higher Ground South Burlington VT
Jul 24 Filene Center At Wolf Trap** Vienna VA
Jul 26 Toad’s Place New Haven CT
Jul 27 Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel Providence RI
Jul 28 State Theatre Portland ME
Jul 29 Bank of America Pavilion** Boston MA
Jul 31 The Chameleon Lancaster PA
Aug 02 The NorVa Norfolk VA
Aug 03 Count Basie Theatre Red Bank NJ
Aug 04 The Stephen Talkhouse Amagansett NY
All headline dates except:
*supporting brandi carlile
**co-headline with rufus wainwright
Ingrid performs on Conan this Thursday
Ingrid will be performing “Blood Brothers” this Thursday, April 26th on Conan! Be sure to check out the show on TBS at 11pm. Visit teamcoco.com for more performances and a backstage interview
April 24, 2012
News, Tour Dates
braceface, tour dates
June 20th: Martinsburg, WV @ MJ’s Pub w/ Parasites, The Promdates, and The Meeps.
June 22nd: Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar: INSUBORDINATION FEST!
June 24th: Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar (upstairs) w/ Parasites, The Promdates, and Trashkanistan.
July 1st: Ashland, KY @ Banshees w/Heevahava, and The Transmissions.
July 2nd: Paducah, KY (TBA)
July 3rd: Chicago, IL (TBA)
July 4th: BREAK
July 5th: Fort Wayne, IN (TBA)
July 6th: Port Huron, MI @ Roche Bar w/ The Mcflys, and The Randy Bastards.
July 7th: Cleveland, OH @ Mahalls Bowling Alley w/ Drinking Bishops.
July 8th: Pittsburgh, PA (TBA)
July 9th: Atlantic City, NJ @ Le Grand Fromage w/ The Sheckies, and Position 9.
July 10th: Asbury Park, NJ (NEED HELP BOOKING)
July 11th: TBA
July 12th: Baltimore, MD @ The Sidebar w/ Trashkanistan, The Sheckies, The Firecrackers, and The Quarantines.