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December Loud Rock Charts

Hello everyone, here are the top charts and adds for December.  Here’s looking forward to a new year of loud rock!  Have a wonderful holiday.

ADDS

1    AFTER THE BURIAL    Wolves Within    Sumerian

CHARTS

1    PROTEST THE HERO    Volition    Razor and Tie
2    SKELETONWITCH    Serpents Unleashed    Prosthetic
3    IMPENDING DOOM    Death Will Reign    eOne
4    HAIL OF BULLETS    III The Rommel Chronicles    Metal Blade
5    DAGOBA    Post Mortem Nihil Est    eOne
6    MOTORHEAD    Aftershock    UDR
7    ARTILLERY    Legions    Metal Blade
8    NORTHLANE    Singularity    UNFD
9    APOCALYPTICA    Wagner Reloaded    BMG
10  DISSECTION    The Somberlain: Special Edition    The End
audacity

New Rock Releases For November

Thanksgiving may mean turkeys to many people, but here are some new Rock releases for early November that are anything but:

2142221. NIGHT BEATS – Sonic Bloom
2. AUDACITY – Butter Knife
3. VARIOUS ARTISTS – Red Hot And Fela
4. COSMONAUTS – Persona Non Grata
5. PARQUET COURTS – Tally All The Things That You Broke [EP]
6. CULTS – Static
7. BAD SPORTS Bras
8. DIRTBOMBS – Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-blooey!
9. NOBUNNY – Secret Songs: Reflections From The Ear Mirror
10. ARCTIC MONKEYS – AM

 

Top 5 Super New Releases:

sl-932941. AUDACITY – Butter Knife
2. DUCKTAILS – Wish Hotel [EP]
3. CUMULUS – I Never Meant It To Be Like This
4. DREAM SHAKE – Dream Shake
5. GHOST DANCE – Ghost Dance

 

 

 

 

Here’s a song from the new Audacity album. We’re pretty crazy about it:

Yuppies

YUPPIES – s/t

YUPPIES s/tBoredom. It’s all around us — in our classrooms, at the park, in our bedrooms, choking up our thoughts and actions like static on the TV screen. Disaffected youth toss cigarette butts into the streets in front of the local 7-11, spitting half-baked rhymes at passersby while their parents cower in cubicles, scratching their heads in the composition of a late-night email. Mid-level camaraderie congresses around the coffee pot at noon and there’s talk of prime rib and real estate and ‘the market’. In Omaha, Nebraska, no one knows boredom with more intimacy than Yuppies. In the summer of 2007, Jack Begley, Kevin Donahue and Noah Sterba came together very deliberately to end their boredom forever by performing punk rock live to a basement of kids who were bored just like them. With the addition of Jeff Sedrel on the bass in 2010 and a tour-heavy three years to follow, the rawness of their particular cut of rock n’ roll gristle was cooked through in the form of a self-titled debut on Dull Tools, a label run by fellow no-wave drill sergeant Andrew Savage (Parquet Courts). Vocalist Jack Begley forewarns listeners that we’re going for a ride, whether you like it or not, and nothing cures boredom like a swift kick to the gut and a crash test to the tympanic threshold. The sprawling, screeching manifesto to all that is death-proof in punk rock is recorded almost entirely in one take, lurching into song after song without ever skidding to a stop until we passengers throw the record out the window. It’s a flesh-singing, ball-tearing scrap of angular rock n’roll damage and it fuckin’ rules. Grip your copy of Yuppies through the label or check out their bandcamp next time boredom strikes, ’cause not all idle hands can work the blood and sweat out of an electric guitar like these Nebraskan devils can.

 

 

Rock Charts – Last Week of September

Top 10:

images-11. DODOS – Carrier
2. JOANNA GRUESOME – Weird Sister
3. JACUZZI BOYS – Jacuzzi Boys
4. TERRY MALTS – Nobody Realizes This Is Nowhere
5. DENT MAY – Warm Blanket
6. CRYSTAL STILTS – Nature Noir
7. DIARRHEA PLANET – I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams
8. BLOUSE – Imperium
9. CHELSEA WOLFE – Pain Is Beauty
10. BARE MUTANTS – The Affliction

 

Top 5 Adds:

images1. KELLEY STOLTZ – Double Exposure
2. DR. DOG – B-Room
3. CLOUD CONTROL – Dream Cave
4. POETS OF RHYTHM – The Anthology: 1992-2003
5. FRANKIE ROSE – Herein Wild

 

 

 

 

Kelley Stoltz is a cool dude from San Francisco.  He wrote a song about tacos. Check it out:

 

DEPECHE MODE DELTA MACHINE

Depeche Mode’s new CD “DELTA MACHINE”

Depeche Mode’s new CD “DELTA MACHINE” has the group back with the electro-grundge sound that harkens back to their mid ’90s material. The group now features a full-time drummer and Martin seems to play guitars most of the time.

DEPECHE MODE DELTA MACHINE

‘Welcome To My World’ opens the album with heavy beats and an ominus soundscape.

The first single release ‘Angel’ is as heavy with lots of clicks and buzzing chirps.

‘Heaven’ is the second single that features duets with lead singer Dave Gahan and lyracist Martin Gore.

‘Broken’ is a likeable mellow tune with a sinister electro beat.
“You can’t fake it, I can feel it, You were broken from the start”

‘Should Be Higher’ opens like a rush of fresh air at a slow pace with a big bass drum beat with a progressive drive.
“Your lies are more attractive then the truth”

‘Soothe My Soul’ is the third single release and perhaps my favorite and it’s danceable. A lusty song about knocking down doors and getting what ya need.
“There’s only one way to soothe my soul!”

‘Alone’ is a hypnotic track about looking back at past love and circumstance.
“I was there when you needed me most…”

On a scale of 1 to 10, lamest to greatest, I give Delta Machine a 7.
Will it be a classic? Probably not.
Would I listen to it again? Yes.

Depeche Mode play live at Shoreline on Thursday, September 28th with Crystal Castles opening.
For a great live preview performance, search for the Depeche Mode “Live On Lettermen” 2013 webcast!

-DJ Danny “On The Radio”

“Living In The ’80s”

Only Son of the Ladiesman

FATHER JOHN MISTY & Friends: Benefit for the Henry Miller Memorial Library Sept. 19

Jesse Goodman with Peter Hale, (((folkYEAH!))), and the Henry Miller Library present an evening with Father John Misty and poets Anne Waldman, Ambrose Bye, and Sara Goodman at the Henry Miller Memorial Library’s 10th Benefit Concert on Thursday, September 19th at the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur.

Henry Miller once wrote that “Memorials defeat the purpose of a man’s life. Only by living your own life to the full can you honor the memory of someone.”

Big Sur’s preeminent nonprofit book store and arts organization may be in a perpetual crisis of identity, but the Henry Miller Memorial Library encourages visitors to follow their bliss by providing a cozy atmosphere to browse, look at what’s on the walls, listen to music, have a cup of coffee or tea, sit down by the fire, read for a while, or simply enjoy a place “where nothing happens”.  The Library was founded in 1981 by Emil White, Miller’s longtime friend, occupying White’s former home and championing the late writer, artist, and Big Sur resident Henry Miller.

At the tail end of the semi-autobiographical novelist’s yearlong “Air-Conditioned Nightmare” journey for a place to settle, Henry Miller rooted in Big Sur in what he would call his “first real home in America”. Notorious for his fringe literary technique that blended character study, surrealist free association, philosophical and social reflections, and mystical deviations from the firsthand life experiences that underpinned most of work, Miller connected with White and a variety of artists, writers, and locals who would soon influence and collaborate with him on later works. His most characteristic works at this time were Tropic of Cancer (1934), Black Spring (1936), Tropic of Capricorn (1939) and The Rosy Crucifixion trilogy (1949-59), all of which were banned in the United States until 1961. While Miller was establishing his base in Big Sur, the Tropic books, still banned in the USA, were being published in France and steadily acquiring notoriety among both Europeans and the various enclaves of American cultural exiles. As a result, the books were frequently smuggled into the States, where they proved to be a major influence on the new Beat generation of American writers, most notably Jack Kerouac.

The Library hosts events throughout the summer months (May-October), including fashion shows, theater, open mics, lectures, book signings, art shows, and more.  With a capacity of 300 and nestled in a towering redwood grove, it is also one of the most unique live music venues in the world.

Past performers include KZSC favorites Patti Smith, Philip Glass, Arcade Fire, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young, Henry Rollins, Fleet Foxes, Ben Gibbard, Frank Black, Explosions in the Sky, Thee Oh Sees, Woods, Kurt Vile, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Animal Collective, Camper Van Beethoven, White Fence, Sic Alps… the list goes on.

The psych-folk flavors of Father John Misty, formerly of Fleet Foxes and solo project J. Tillman, will join the ranks of these historical performances with accompanying poets Anne Waldman, Ambrose Bye, and Sara Goodman, as well as DJ Britt Govea, for an intimate evening at the outdoor stage where there will be a meet-and-greet with Misty prior to the show, table service, and signed posters. Attendees will also be part of history: the Henry Miller Memorial Library has recently submitted plans with Monterey County to create a sustainable, ADA-compliant space that will serve visitors, artists, and musicians for years to come. Your support will help make these plans a reality, all while celebrating the 10th benefit curated by Jesse Goodman.

For ticket information, hit on http://fatherjohnmisty.eventbrite.com/ and join what will surely be a landmark evening in the history of this special venue.

For more encouragement, scope the minister of acid-tinged folk jams doin’ what he does in a zoot suit fit for big guns upstairs Himself.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6ubw2XzxsM

And on KEXP making Henry Miller proud with a ballad about writing a novel the good old-fashioned way.