Abysmal Radio (6-22-11)

Posted in Abysmal Radio on June 22, 2011 by moosejuice
web development web design lancaster pennsylvaniaWelcome to this week’s Abysmal Radio, brought to you by friends at MIND Development and Design.   And that big, cool voice you hear dropping liners would be my good friend David “@wood” Atwood.
Enjoy the music and when you hear something you like, just click on the link next to the song to buy through Amazon.com.  Click on the band name to visit the band website.

I hope you discover your new favorite song:)

Cheers,
Moose

LISTEN TO THIS WEEK’S ABYSMAL RADIO

This week’s jam (in order of appearance):

The Four Horsemen – Nobody Said It Was Easy Click Here To Buy

The Glands – Straight Down Click Here To Buy

Swell – (I Know) The Trip Click Here To Buy

Urge Overkill – Effigy Click Here To Buy

Orbit – Medicine Click Here To Buy

Mystery Artist – Mystery Song,  brought to you by Dr. ChadRock. (If you want to discover the “mystery” along with us, don’t click on the Mystery Artist/Song links until you listen to the show) Click Here To Buy

Badlees – Drive Back Home Click Here To Buy

Morphine – Buena Click Here To Buy

Jeff Buckley – Eternal Life Grace

PJ Harvey – Good Fortune Stories From the City Stories From the Sea

Motorhead – Overnight Sensation Click Here To Buy

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My 16-and-a -half year Crush on PJ Harvey

Posted in P J Harvey on June 7, 2011 by moosejuice

So…about a year-and-a-half ago I confessed to a 15-year crush on PJ Harvey.  It seemed like a good time for an update.  A check-up, if you will.

Yep.  16-and-a-half-years and still going.

I first became a fan with her first two discs, Dry and Rid of Me, totally diggin’ an eccentric beauty cranking the amps up to 11 with an art-punk attitude.  I gotta admit, though, that I wasn’t anywhere near ready for To Bring You My Love when it came out and it wasn’t until years later that I really appreciated it for the excellent disc it is.

It was 2000’s Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea (an album I just LOVE), with its dreamy guitar sound that hooked me again and caused me to check out what I had missed over the past few years with PJ Harvey.   It was then that I really understood what a true artist she is.

Nothing sexier than a strong, independent woman…who just happens to be beautiful.  Enjoy Abysmally…

CLICK HERE TO BUY Stories From the City Stories From the Sea AND OTHER PJ HARVEY MUSIC THROUGH AMAZON.COM

OR CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea THROUGH AMAZON.COM

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Weekly Abysmal Video – 6/1/11

Posted in Austrian Death Machine, WAV's (Weekly Abysmal Video) on June 6, 2011 by moosejuice

When my bro Zim told me about this, I absolutely had to check it out for myself. Now, I had heard about Austrian Death Machine before, but I never really paid attention.

Then Zim told me their songs were only about Arnold Schwarzenegger movies, including some hilarious Ah-nold impersonations. The band is the brainchild of As I Lay Dying vocalist Tim Lambesis as a parody and tribute of Schwarzenegger’s movies.

Alrighty then…get to the choppa! And enjoy Abysmally…

CLICK HERE TO BUY AUSTRIAN DEATH MACHINE’S Total Brutal THROUGH AMAZON.COM

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The Sonic Abyss On the Road – Kirk Holder @ Serrano’s in Baton Rouge, LA (5/25/11)

Posted in Kirk Holder, The Sonic Abyss On The Road on May 29, 2011 by moosejuice

A dear friend and a wonderful musician with a wonderful voice, I’ve been a fan of Kirk’s music for over 15 years now.  If you’re ever in the Baton Rouge or New Orleans area, look him up.  His originals are quite cool, catchy and thoughtful and his covers are full of welcome surprises.   Meet Kirk and check out his schedule at www.kirkholder.com.

In the meantime, enjoy this as-yet-unrecorded original (his CD “The Last Blond on Earth” is available on his website)…Abysmally, of course.

Thank you, Kirk for the years of wonderful music.  May there be many more…

Abysmal Radio (5/18/11)

Posted in Abysmal Radio on May 19, 2011 by moosejuice
web development web design lancaster pennsylvaniaWelcome to this week’s Abysmal Radio, brought to you by friends at MIND Development and Design and featuring the voice of your conscienc, my good friend David “@wood” Atwood.
Enjoy the music and when you hear something you like, just click on the link next to the song to buy through Amazon.com.  Click on the band name to visit the band website.

I hope you discover your new favorite song or band!

Cheers,
Moose

LISTEN TO THIS WEEK’S ABYSMAL RADIO

Faith No More – We Care A Lot       Click here to buy

Spacehog – In the Meantime       Click here to buy

Gomez – How We Operate       Click here to buy

Alice Donut – War Pigs       Click here to buy

The Godfathers – Birth School Work Death       Click here to buy

Robert Plant – Kallalou Kallalou       Click here to buy

Urge Overkill – Somebody Else’s Body        Click here to buy

Dramarama – Last Cigarette       Click here to buy

Material Issue – Kim the Waitress       Click here to buy

Zaemon – Slammy     Click here to buy

Sloth – All We Know        Click here to buy

LIVE Review: Cage the Elephant 5/8/11 Rams Head Live! in Baltimore, MD

Posted in Cage The Elephant on May 19, 2011 by moosejuice

Cage the Elephant ticket stubHaving been a fan of this band ever since I first heard the stone cold classic “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked” in 2009, it’s been quite cool to see them grow as a band.  I saw them last year at the Recher Theater in February and then again in October opening for Stone Temple Pilots in Pittsburgh.   Both shows were quite fun and I was very much looking forward to this show at Rams Head Live…especially since my heroes Clutch have some awesome live videos recorded there.

First of all, Rams Head Live is my new favorite live venue. Just a really cool, open, multilevel atmosphere that must be a blast for bands to perform in.  Especially a band like Cage the Elephant with such an in-your-face front man.  I really didn’t know what I was in for, though.   As much as I expected a good show, what I saw and heard was a band becoming true seasoned pros right before our eyes. The most obvious difference was guitarist Lincoln Parish’s stage presence. Not that he wasn’t just fine before, but man he’s lost whatever shred of shyness he may have had and was working the crowd along with the rest of the band.

Cage the Elephant Matt Schultz Brad Schultz Lincoln Parish Daniel Tichenor Jared ChampionAs a band, they’re just plain tight and full of life.   From opener “In One Ear” through the entire set, the performance was right on the nuggets and a lot of fun.   Matt Schultz was his usual ball of unbridled energy…moving, dancing, flailing, diving and singing his way through the night in constant motion.   The band, quite frankly, is becoming a finely tuned machine.   Drummer Jared Champion and bassist Daniel Tichenor are fast becoming one of my favorite rhythm sections with just the right combination of power and touch.   Then there’s guitarists Lincoln Parish and Brad Schultz…who are fast becoming one of my favorite guitar tandems.   The chemistry between them and their attention to detail with guitar tones is just incredible.

Cage the Elephant Rams Head Live May 8 2011They covered all the bases with their hits so far, playing “In One Ear,” “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked,” “Back Against the Wall,” and “Shake Me Down,” but what I love the most about seeing these guys live is that the fans aren’t just about the hits.   It felt like everyone knew every word to every song, creating a real sense of togetherness, and it just feels so good to scream “Cuz you’re a robot!” at the top of your lungs during the chorus of “Tiny Little Robots.”

To hear the crowd singing along to every word of “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked” and “Shake Me Down” in particular (and to feel that energy) was just incredible.

Cage the Elephant Rams Head Live May 8 2011The band may hate me for drawing this comparison, but the visual that comes to mind is the band practice on “A Charlie Brown Christmas” with everyone just dancing and playing and having a great time doing it…albeit with more attitude.   Dance like no one’s watching.  It just happens that those who are watching and listening are loving every minute of it.  I just don’t think there’s any band having more fun with music than Cage the Elephant.   And it shows.   If they come to your town or anywhere near, don’t miss them!

Ultimately the best thing about the show was that there were songs like “Judas” and “Back Stabbin’ Betty” that I would have just loved to hear but weren’t on the night’s set list.   Why is that good?   Because just two albums in, they have so many good songs that at the end of the night it just didn’t matter.

Abysmal Radio (5-11-11)

Posted in Abysmal Radio on May 11, 2011 by moosejuice
web development web design lancaster pennsylvaniaWelcome to this week’s Abysmal Radio, brought to you by friends at MIND Development and Design.   And that big, cool voice you hear dropping liners would be my good friend David “@wood” Atwood.
Enjoy the music and when you hear something you like, just click on the link next to the song to buy through Amazon.com.  Click on the band name to visit the band website.

I hope you discover your new favorite song…and a nice Mexican meal with Gene and Dean Ween:)

Cheers,
Moose

LISTEN TO THIS WEEK’S ABYSMAL RADIO

This week’s jam (in order of appearance):

Tribe After Tribe – Hold On     Click here to buy

Curve – Fait Accompli     Click here to buy

Zebra – Take Your Fingers From My Hair     Click here to buy

The Tea Party – Fire In The Head     Click here to buy

Bauhaus – Slice of Life     Click here to buy

Friendly Fires – Skeleton Boy     Click here to buy 

Lindsay Rae Spurlock – You Have My Heart     Click here to buy

Barkmarket – Pencil     Click here to buy

Ween – Pollo Asado     Click here to buy

Mystery Artist – Mystery Song,  brought to you by Dr. ChadRock. (If you want to discover the “mystery” along with us, don’t click on the Mystery Artist/Song links until you listen to the show)     Click here to buy

Swell – At Long Last     Click here to buy, and while you’re at it check out drummer Sean Kirkpatrick’s cool paintings and art.

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