Thursday, May 22, 2008

Thursday May 22nd!

Show before Rain Fest

WAS LATE. Thanks Nathan for filling in for 20 mins

here is what i played so far.

Comadre - Burn Your Bones - The Southern Smile
In Stride - 3 song demo (2005) - Backside Disaster

Trash Talk - Plagues ... Walking Disease - Manifest Destination
Trash Talk - Plagues ... Walking Disease - Lepers to feed the lepers
Life Long Tragedy - Runaways - Runaways

Vanguard - The Calm - 1 in 5
Verse - Aggression - Suffering to Live, Scared to Love
Circles - Circles - Find My Breath

Paint It Black - Nex Lexicon - The Beekeeper
Reign Supreme - American Violence - To a Dead God
Hierophant - Hierophant - Voids

Indian Summer - Live in the Blue Universe - Angry Son

We All Inherit the Moon - We All Inherit the Moon - Part I
We All Inherit the Moon - We All Inherit the Moon - Part II
We All Inherit the Moon - We All Inherit the Moon - Part III
We All Inherit the Moon - We All Inherit the Moon - Part IV

See my post over at Shaved Orange about We All Inherit the Moon!
ALSO WHOO i am a writer now for that blog

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Radio Show. May 15th 2008

2nd week of my new slot, 6:30-8:00pm, hopefully this turns out to be a great slot.

New computer here in studio so that is cool too!

here is my set list for this week!

Barcelona Chair - ... - Destroy This Night
Murder By Death - Red Of Tooth & Claw - A Second Opinion
Animal Collective - Water Curses - Water Curses

CaP'n Jazz - Analphabetapolothogy - Tokyo
Joan of Arc - A Portable Model Of... - The Hands
Ghosts & Vodka - Addicts and Drunks - It's All About Right Then

Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours - Midnight Runner
Nail Salon - Radcity (7 Eleven) EP - Sick Dayz
Woodhands - Heart Attack - I Wasn't Made For Fighting

Almonds, Cohen - Ontario (on Stereo!) - Cat Bird Girl
The Blankket - Be Your Own Boss - Badlands
Man Man - Rabbit Habits - Rabbit Habits

These Are Powers - Taro Tarot - all night services
Boris - Smile - Statement
Orchid - Dance Tonight, Revolution Tomorrow! - I am Nietzche

Verse - Aggression - Story of a Man: Chapter One: The End of Innocence
Verse - Aggression - Story of a Man: Chapter Two: The Cold Return
Verse - Aggression - Story of a Man: Chapter Three: Serenity

Paint It Black - New Lexicon - Check Yr Math
Life Long Tragedy - Runaways - Hey Death
Reign Supreme - American Violence - I Stand Defiant

Blacklisted - Heavier than Heaven, Lonelier than God - I Am Weighing Me down
Trash Talk- Plagues - Flood
Hierophant - Hierophant - Varathane Up Your Fists
Iron Lung - Sexless // no sex - White Flag
Dangers - Anger - The Tiki House

Cursed - III - Friends in the Music Business

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

This Ship has Sunk

Sinking Ships announced they were breaking up a few weeks ago. They will be playing 2 last shows, both at Fests. The first is at Rain Fest here in the NW on the first day May 23rd in Tacoma, Washington. The 2nd and final Sinking Ships show will take place at Sound & Fury in California this summer. Not really the best way to go out in my opinion at that fest as there are so many bands that play that.

Here is what the band had to say about breaking up:

Just a quick note on breaking up. Sinking Ships has been a band now for four years. It has been great and I don't think anyone would trade it for anything in the world. But of course, life keeps happening, and there have been a lot of serious things happening in people's lives that has made it pretty much impossible for us to keep going as a band. I'm not gonna go into details, but it reached a point where playing shows local or abroad just couldn't come together anymore. Breaking up always sucks, but it has to happen to everyone sooner or later.

As for the final shows, we're playing Rain Fest and Sound & Fury because our long time drummer Andy Rice will be at those shows, and with Andy currently residing on the other side of the country, it makes these the easiest shows for us to play. Plus we wanted to play a local show and also to play Sound & Fury, which is partially booked by Bob Shedd who has done more for our band than anyone on the planet, so ending Sinking Ships at his fest feels like a good natural way to end things.


This Seattle melodic hardcore band I think has always been viewed during their span as a mediocre band that flirted with being something great. I personally still do think they are merely mediocre. For the first few years it was viewed as Champion Jr. as it featured the younger brother of Champion's vocalist Jim, Danny, on vocals in Sinking Ships. After Champion's breakup and with signing to Revelation they were their own monster. Yet many NW fans feel they never were able to capture the same I am going to say awesomeness that was the first demo. Even the band says that in some blog of theirs at one point of how the new songs are closer to the demo then any others they wrote with the exception of the vocals being better.

This band has as stated been around for 4 years. I have been lucky enough to see them after each one of their releases. After their demo was out on Excursion, after Meridian came out on Run for Cover records, after Disconnecting came out on Revelation and the last time I saw them was shortly after Ten and S/T 7" came out on Revelation and Sinking Ships Records respectively. Odd that I don't see them till after a new release each time and when i see them at Rain Fest it will be for when i see them after their 3 -way split with Sinking Ships /My Love/ As We Let Go which came out as a CD on Alliance Trax in Japan.

You can hear some tunes up on their myspace.
This band only played in Victoria once sadly and it was shortly before "Ten" was released. They loved playing here it seemed and a member stated "Playing here is like playing europe" or something to that degree. It was interesting.

Despite my saying that i felt they were mediocre at times this band will be missed and well be remembered here in the NW and perhaps by the fans they got on their tours around the world.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Once again here on a Monday.

What will the focus be this time?

I feel I didn't give enough focus to Sinaloa's new album Oceans of Islands a few posts ago.
It was kind of just tacked on at the bottom of another post.
Since that post i have received copies in some form or another of 2 of the 3 albums i talked about in that post. (Verse and Sinaloa)

The Sinaloa record i ordered came with a sweet tshirt as well (which you will see my sporting occasionally around town)

Here is the album artwork again!!
On their myspace you can hear 2 of the new songs from this album as well this band posts the meanings to lyrics on their myspace!
What else can I say, probably one of the more accessible bands that in this scene i may post about. Indie Kids could so get into them.
They have had numerous releases since Fathers and Sons in 2003. Including splits with scene stalwarts Ampere and Daniel Stripped Tiger and Catena Collapse and on labels like Ebullition, Clean Plate and most recently Level Plane.

ORDER this album, or purchase it in some way.

or even download it.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

New Slot. Show Listings

Thursday May 8th, 2008

I got approved for a new slot here at CFUV. My show will now be 6:30pm-8pm.
For tonight I am also doing my old slot, 8-9pm.

For this first hour and a half it will be more Indie/Electronic before moving into hardcore.

Here is the track listing for this show.
A Silver Mt. Zion - 13 Blues for Thirteen Moons - Black Waters Blowed/Engine Broke Blues

Man Man - Rabbit Habits - Big Trouble
Almonds, Cohen - Ontario (on Stereo!) - I migrated with the deer
Balacade - Old Life Comp Vol 2 - Piano Fire


Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours - Lights and Music
Woodhands - Heart Attack - Straighten the Curtains
Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles - Courtship Dating

Nail Salon - Radcity (7 Eleven) EP - Tape Deckz
Nail Salon - Radcity (7 Eleven) EP - Gangz
Colourbook - Aaargh! Year 3 - Krakatoa

The Slackers - Self Medication - Self Medication
The Debonaires - The Debonaires - Criminals
De Facto - Megaton Shotblast - Fingertrap

Trash Talk - Plagues ... Walking Disease - Babylon CA
Hierophant - Hierophant- Varathane Up Your Fists
Iron Lung - Sexless//No Sex - Medic

The Blankket - Be Your Own Boss- Dancing in the Dark
Blacklisted - Heavier than Heaven, Lonelier than God - Stations


Blacklisted - Heavier than Heaven, Lonelier than God - Circuit Breaker
Vanguard - The Calm - Let It Rain
Reign Supreme - American Violence - I Stand Defiant

Life Long Tragedy - Runaways - Hey Death
Set Foot - Aging - Grieve
This Is Hell - Misfortune - Cement Shoes

ON - Vital Times - Silence Inside
Grave Maker - Demolition - The Boatman
Paint It Black - New Lexicon - Shell Game Redux

Cursed - III - Into the Hive
Cancer Bats - Hail Destroyer - Pray for Darkness
Trash Talk - Plagues ... Walking Disease - Manifest Destination

City of Caterpillar - City of Caterpillar - A Little Change Could Go A Long Ways

Hierophant - Hierophant - The Determinist
Life Long Tragedy - Runaways - Runaways

Set Your Goals - Mutiny - This Very Moment

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

"...(h)E(a)D banger kids eventually"

I guess i usually post about hardcore related things....

Well last thursday i saw Nail Salon at the Brickyard, saw only their set before leaving for Lauren A's birthday show. I was blown away really. I wasn't expecting it to be that good i guess.

WELL IT WAS. Aaron of Colourbook/Dreamboat fame + Talia of Young Lions/Onaping Falls. Basically two people the Old Life scene here in victoria.

The packaging on the CD alone was well worth the purchase. You get about 5 songs and 4 interlude / street figher 2 songs (they took various midi's and put them through some synths) Like seriously catchy songs, about Candy, Kid things, Ninja Turtles ETC
SRSLY has been all i have been listening to at various points since i picked it up.

Check out the Tracks Tape Deckz or GANGZ on their myspace HERE

I only got to see a few songs as i did miss the beginning of the set. I know i did hear Street Fighterz and either Tape Deckz or Gangz live.

Maybe I am mostly surprised as i find sometimes Aaron's dreamboat sets are lacking.

Yeah keeping this badly written article short. Check them out they are on some kind of Mini tour, message them and put on a show for them!

Monday, May 5, 2008

the action index presents...

Before I get into the main topic of this post. I will say i hosted 2 more shows over the weekend (saturday 3:30pm-4:30pm and Sunday 4-5pm) Sunday turned into a Hardcore show just out of who came to the station with me, it was really packed and was a fun hang out with Tyler (of Pterodactyl Sneak Attack Fridays 4-5pm), Jordan Foote (Vocalist for a potential new hardcore band in victoria), Camilla Keen (writer for The Shaved Orange blog), Miles Chic (Victoria musician who has been in projects ranging from The Dirt On, Young Lions to currently the Bassist for Kincaide).
It was good times in studio on sunday filling in for Ryan of Carload of Whatever.

No tracklisting to post.

The purpose of this post however is inform people of some confirmed shows i have upcoming this summer. A lot of bands got back to me over the weekend so here we go!

Of course you already know and are going to attend this one if you are in the area.

This is all happening at the James Bay Community Centre (140 Oswego st) at 8PM, $8 at the door. Locals Mayday!Mayday! and Mt. Crushmore are playing as well.


JUNE 15th - MINDSET , more tba @ Camas

Mindset (formely known as Anti-Wasteoids) is a youth crew band from Maryland, USA. They are flying out to Vancouver and doing a westcoast tour.

Check out their tunes on myspace HERE


I may turn July 11th/12th into VIHC fest. Not sure yet. But for now do get stoked on SHOOK ONES making their first apperance on the island.
This Seattle band has had releases out on Revelation, Endwell and a few other labels.
You can view their myspace HERE
OR view this video!

Other bands i may get out for this include: Keep It Clear, Hit the Bricks, Needles, Get the Most, Sojourner, Set Foot, Bodyguard, Lay Off!, Dragline, Slingshot, Vanguard, Grave Maker

JULY 17th - COUGAR DEN, MANS, + MORE @ Camas (hopefully)

SO EXCITED to announce this show. Milwaukee's Cougar Den are a band i have been jamming for the past 6 months, they have a new record coming out on Init Records before tour. I discovered them on the Skram blog (now defunct)
This is the very same blog that i discovered Logs on and well i was able to get them to town!

Cougar Den and Mans play a style of hardcore that isn't often seen in victoria now adays and i hope that we can get more bands of this style up in the future!
This is their ONLY Canadian date, and they canceled a show in Oregon so they can do Victoria.

You can listen to Cougar Den HERE
You can listen to MANS HERE

Other shows to get excited for but I am not putting on

June 25th DIE YOUNG

July 18th - Lewd Acts, Hour of the Wolf (maybe)

Friday, May 2, 2008

Radio show, Thursday May 1st, 2008

I forgot to do this last night, so basically this list of what I played is going off of memory. I was in a rush to leave as I had a very packed evening. Which involved going for dinner, catching Nail Salon at Brickyard Pizza before rushing over to Sugar to wish Lauren a happy birthday as well as catch Cobras Cobras Cobras set. Overall a well timed night. Today I have a few things I have to get done, the poster for my May 16th show is now finished. Hopefully if you live in Victoria you will see them up around town. I haven't mentioned this show in my blog yet so here is the first time! Basically the return of Grave Maker from their Central America tour, also now recently signed to Ryan of Outbreak's label Think Fast! Records !!!! This band has been working really hard and basically went on a West coast tour and Central America on only a 3 song Demo.

Check them out here. GRAVE MAKER

Also returning with them is Seattle's Ill Intent, who played my November 26th,2007 show, who are also now signed to Timm of Trial/Wait in Vain's Seattle record label Panic. Also coming to the island are Vancouver's A Crow's Glory with locals Mayday Mayday (ex Final Verdict), and THESET/Counting Heartbeats sideproject MT CRUSHMORE (kind of everytime i die sound.. or southern rock ish like Cancer Bats... )

Thursdays SHOW

Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours - Feel the Love
Why? - Apolecia - The Fall of Mr. Fifths
Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles - Vanished

Run Chico Run - Aaargh! Year 3 - the boy who drank the president's blood
Man Man - Rabbit Habits - Hurly/Burly
Hierophant - Hierophant - Verathane Up your Fists

Cougar Den - Cougar Den - Speak Softly and Carry a Big S
Iron Lung - Sexless//No Sex - C ANCER
Life Long Tragedy - Runaways - Runaways

These Are Powers - Taro Tarot - Chipping Ice
Set Foot - Aging - Worthy
Set Foot - Aging - Aging
Set Foot - Aging - Grieve

Paint It Black - New Lexicon - Dead Precedents
Vanguard - The Calm - Make Me Sick
Blacklisted - Heavier Than Heaven, Lonelier Than God - Memory Layne

Cursed - III - Magic Fingers

A few more things worth mentioning here , they almost deserve their own posts. Well that is talking about
A) New Cursed
B) Newish Paint It Black
C) Newish Life Long Tragedy (SOOOO GOOD, moving away from the typical hardcore of the last album into a more mature sound)


I may be getting Cougar Den here in July on their tour with MANS
Check out their tracks.