SHOWS I SEEN: The Dwarves – October 29th 20?? – Ottobar – Baltimore, MD

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Ottobar – Baltimore, MD

Wednesday October 29th 20??

Reptilian Records presents:

 dwarves

The Dwarves – This was the first time I ever saw the Dwarves and the best time. A lot of it had to do with the crowd filled with old punk rockers totally enjoying the show and stopping douches from being douches. There’s few things I’ve experienced at a show more satisfying than hearing an entire place filled with people singing along to ‘You Gotta Burn’. Though a bunch of douche bag kids doing spin kicks on the floor only to be overtaken by a title wave of old punk rockers moshing and circle pitting was pretty close.

The A.K.A.’s – This was the only time I saw the A.K.A.’s and that’s a shame because they were really good. They had a kind of strange and totally fun sound. They had a lot of great energy on stage too; I immediately bought their album after they played. Sadly it would be their only really great album release.

The Goons – The Goons were the weak link of this show, they weren’t bad but they just weren’t up to the standard of everyone else here. The only real problem was that the Goons were just super generic punk. They were good at what they did; I’d just heard it a billion times before.

The Means – The Means were incredible. I had no idea who these guys were before but after seeing them I bought everything they’d released. They were only second to the Dwarves on this show. They had a weird punk/hardcore/tiny bit of screamo thing going. I’d never heard a band like them, and still haven’t to this day. They were great on stage too, they played really well and even had a few jokes that made me laugh. Sadly this was the only time I saw them. Check these guys out if you haven’t, they’re still really great.

REVIEW: Hatebeak/Caninus – Bird Seeds of Vengeance/Wolfpig

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hatebeakcanWaldo The Parrot does vocals for this band. Let me repeat that, Waldo The Parrot does vocals for this band. It’s Hatebeak, and it’s fucking awesome. Ever wondered what a band would sound like with a parrot doing the vocals? Well now all of your questions are going to be answered. Brought to us by Reptilian Records in 2005 they had a hard time keeping this in print. It’s pretty easy to figure out why, when I first heard about this band I determined this was something I must hear, as did a lot of people. Featuring three songs by our fowl fronted ensemble, and all three have some quality names to go along with the quality songs. “Bird Seeds of Vengeance”, “Bird Bites, Dog Cries”, and “Feral Parrot”. These songs are well worth owning this 7″, if you aren’t feeling the band at least you have this for novelty purposes. Now for the bad news, this is a split record. The B side contains a band by the name of Caninus. They kind of have the same idea as Hatebeak just not executed anywhere near as well. Their vocalist are a couple of pitbulls, delivering five tracks of pure boredom. If there’s one thing I learned from this record it’s that birds make much better band members than dogs in the animal kingdom. Even still I’m glad I have this record so I can sit back and embrace the Hatebeak.

Hatebeak
1. Bird Seeds of Vengeance
2. Bird Bites, Dog Cries
3. Feral Parrot
Caninus
4. Abbra Cadaver (intro)
5. Ecuadorians in Disassociate T-shirts
6. Canine Incisors
7. God Eat God World
8. Sensationalize : Demonize

REVIEW: Hatebeak/Longmont Potion Castle

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hatebeak12004 Reptilian Records unleashed on the world the band known as Hatebeak. On lead vocals, Waldo. He’s a Parrot. And he can fucking wale. I’m not sure how many
pressings of this record there are but I know it was hard to keep in stock for a while. Featuring Judas Priest Screaming For Vengeance like cover, it packs two
songs from the feathered creature combo “Beak of Putrefaction” and “God of Empty Nest”. The flip side doesn’t quite deliver, it contains two instrumentals by a puny
human-only band called Longmont Potion Castle. I guess it’s not so bad though, no one is forcing you to flip the record.
1. Beak of Putrefaction
2. God of Empty Nest
3. Metal Interlude #0
4. Metal Interlude #0.5

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