Wednesday, December 16, 2009

My fave 10 records of 2009

1.Eagle Twin-THE UNKINDNESS OF CROWS(for two years in a row Utah of all places has the distinction of being the state responsible for my fave album of the year. Last year my fave record was Sub Rosa's STREGA. Eagle Twin's Southern Lord debut is beyond massive.
4.Giant Squid-THE ICTHYOLOGIST (mind-altering murk)
5.Mastodon-CRACK THE SKYE (can't help it. Stoner weirdo metal rules this year by far).
6.Cattle Decapitation-THE HARVEST FLOOR. (undeniable grind brutality)
7.The 69 Eyes-BACK IN BLOOD (best rock n' roll goth sleaze)
8.Wino-PUNCTUATED EQUILIBRIUM (amazing solo release from the stoner rock legend+ w JP from Clutch on drums. Held up all year against many records even though it came out very early in '09).
9. A Day To Remember-HOMESICK (Victory Records boy's make pop/crossover gigantic and lots of fun even at it's poppiest. These songs have heart. Big guilty pleasure).
10.Nightmares For A Week-A FLOOD TOMORROW e.p.(outstanding job, boys! Feels like an album)

Saturday, December 12, 2009


old-school music scene photo book is on sale now just in time for the holidays: come to the BOOK RELEASE PARTY on Dec. 12 @ The Basement!KNUCKLEDIVER one time reunion/Bears With Wings/Peter Head+ John Fay jam + old school music listening party TONIGHT!!!

Friday, December 4, 2009

KNUCKLEDIVER reunion show+SO MUCH FOR US Woodstock/Kingston scene photo book release!

The very unlikely has happened and the beast known as Knucklediver is gonna rise from the grave for a special Hudson Valley,NY underground music scene photo book release show. Not sure which members are gonna show up but we have not played since 1997 and let's just say it was never very organized in the first place! So... this is gonna be a wild fucking night. Lock up your Jameson/daughters/silverware.

The Basement,Broadway.Kingston,NY presents...
Saturday, December 12th
"So Much For Us" book release party w/
Reunion Show!!!

Bears With Wings
plus a listening party featuring local underground music legends

"So Much for Us" is a photo album chronicling the underground music scene of Woodstock and Kingston, New York during the late 90s and early 00s.

Bands include: Melancholy, Knucklediver, Fistfight, Shabutie, Pitchfork Militia, Jerk Magnet, Mearth, Slipfist, Joey's Throwing Elbows, Slugworth, 3, Brain Fuck Daddy, Vein Feed, Teknodrome, Stripsearch, Faedra's Ex Boyfriends, Stealth, Fuse, The Phlegm Chuckers, Cirrhosis, Bluefoot Nation, Pleonasm, Bleed Theory, Anadivine, Coheed and Cambria, and Divest.

The book was designed and edited by Zac Shaw, founder of local scene zine Pull, on which most of the book is based

Doors at 9pm
(Ages 21+, FREE) (Ages 18-20, $5)