Wednesday, April 22, 2015

HULK smash the Umber! Ode to Sean Roberts RIP!

 Another reminder of how truly versatile of a musician that Sean Roberts was. In Umberhulk he played drums and sang! He was definitely a titan on bass and vocals, but drums and vocals is a completely different animal. Listening to these tracks make me wish I was there to bathe in the joy that is Sean's drumming! Enjoy this 8 song set!

Umberhulk V0mp3

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Roll Crew / Slow Model: Ode to Sean Roberts RIP

Rather not sit on this till the next anniversary of your passing Sean, right now I was sort of frantically looking for the date for when he passed away. I posted the day that I heard the news, so I looked upon that post... June 10th, 2012. It pains me to listen to these songs of Roll Model and Slow Crew--there is so much beauty in it with the sadness that must've filled Sean's mind from the pains of living so close to the end. Sean D. Roberts was a majestic creature, a creative creature and one that will always inspire me to strive for that sound. Hag Seed is my all time favorite album. It's my desert island disc or desert island record/vinyl. It's my go to record when I'm down. FACK! It's so frustrating to listen to contemporary music in general and that .30-06 should've made a bigger impact than the lackluster cookie cutter bullshit on the radio.

NOTE: I didn't want to leave some of these songs untitled, so I sort of took the liberty to name them... give them a "proper" name so that these beautifully angsty songs have a face to be remembered by the hardcore fans of .30-06. I'll be uploading the Umberhulk live set that was sent to me.

I apologize for sitting on these, but I'm glad that I'm able to share these with you all...

Miss you, brother Sean...

Roll Model & Slow Crew V0mp3

Wovoka the Wookie

 The 3rd night of Barrows Silverlake Lounge Monday Night Residency included bands: Weird Sex and Wovoka. Unfortunately, Dead Dawn dropped off as their guitarist cut her hand. It was a great night tho and Wovoka certainly was loud--teaches me a lesson to not sit in the direct blast of Eric Kniss's amp! Next time I'll stand closer to the PA when my friend's band plays over the PA with their wall of noise and guitars! I'm glad this set opened with the 1st song off their latest recently released album, "Saros." Listen to this!

Wovoka V0mp3

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Houston, we have a Tad Wovoka?

Before I say much, Fang, recorded the Sea Level Records set of Houston in 2003--the infamous night where the band let me call out the setlist! Pure geekery, honestly, I wish they would have played "If you were a person" live, but I think they may have played it early in Houston's conception! Jesse Mraz (not the pop singer, but their manager) pointed out that I didn't ask for "Manowar"--I was prolly Manowar'd out. But they did open with "Bender," which is the reason why I got into Houston! Hindsight is now 20/20, back then I think I should've asked for their cover of "Limelight," a song they played live during a couple Midwest tours... but never on the West coast. There are live recordings of it tho, I think my buddy, Brett Wilms recorded them in Ohio. So without further adieu, the songs I requested at a in-store set of Houston!

Houston - Sea Level Records In-store


Last Friday was a solid night at Loaded in Hollywood. A 5 band bill of heavy metal/doom/sludge, it was great and I was happy to capture my buddy's in Wovoka for the release of their album, "Saros." Post-metal at its best and reminds me of Isis (the band!). Damn heavy goodness! A nice set from their newly released debut, they even closed with their 13 minute closer on the album, "Eclipse." A 2nd drummer was brought out during the ending of the song and both drummers were bashing away like Animal from the Muppets. These guys are special and it would behoove you to see them live when they tour. I will be catching them again this coming Monday the 20th, (4 - 20!!!) with Barrows's Monday night residency at the Silverlake Lounge. Here's their set from 4/10!

Wovoka at Loaded

Tad is a rad bass player for the post-rock band, called Beware Of Safety. This set proves that he's also talented on guitar and especially the 12 string. This set was impressive at the time (2012) and had to do the honors of capturing his set. This particular evening had a solid line up, but my "someheimers" makes me forget certain things for that night I don't remember who else played--maybe Lightsystem? North? I'll have to track down thru some harddrives to find out who... if I can find the time I'll upload it...






Tad Piecka at Pehrspace