Tuesday, June 23, 2020


I've been reading Zeppelin Over Dayton by Jeff Gomez, which is great, as is his GBV podcast, the book is a transcription of the podcast which covers each song on every GBV release. Tonight we watched "Watch Me Jumpstart," the GBV doc from 1998, which is now on Youtube.

I love Guided By Voices. Here's a quick blast of the recent hits, starting with my new personal favorite, "Heavy Like The World," along with some other hits, ending with another of my old personal favorites, "How's My Drinking?" off the incredible Isolation Drills:

Friday, June 19, 2020

CNQ's Bandcamp Picks for Bandcamp's Juneteenth No Vig Friday

I've been waiting on this for a while:

41 song compilation out of Austin:

Full album from North Carolina:

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

New Lo-Fi and Punk from France, Spain, and the UK; Indianapolis Afropunk from Four Years Ago

Live 5 track album from old French punks. Super heavy, super bitchin'. Pay what you will:

Oh man, this is what I wish I was doing. 4 song blown out blues punk demo from Spain. 2 Euros:

Meanwhile from Metal Postcard, new single from Brian Bordello, $2 and so worth it:

New rnr single from a new Manchester band called Salem Trials, also from Metal Postcard. Extremely, totally, completely rockin':

A search for afropunk on Bandcamp revealed this 9 track album from Indianapolis, from 2016. Absolutely excellent rock n roll, from four years ago. $5:

Friday, June 5, 2020

CNQ Picks for Bandcamp's No Fee Friday

Brand new hip-hop single from Austin's Kydd Jones:

Released May 22, this is pretty singular. A full-length from D.C.'s Damu The Fudgemunk -- jazz/hip-hop fusion featuring jazz great Archie Shepp and vocalist Raw Poetic: 
Lumpy and the Dumpers have released a 12 song album called "Collection," collecting a lot of their slime-punk hits 'n' slips from a few years ago. All proceeds from today's sales on their bandcamp page go to Arch City Defenders, a non-profit that provides legal services to exploited people of color in St. Louis.
Sweden's Dog. Paper. Submarine.'s final album is finally out, quality, catchy indie psych-pop: 
Speaking of psych-pop, Scrambled Limbs from Leeds has a great new single out:
And finally, I got around to listening to the classic rock vibes of the latest The Men album, "Mercy," and really enjoyed it: 

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Donate to the Luke 4:18 Bail Fund for Dallas County via Faith in Texas


From the Faith in Texas site: 

"We need you! The Luke 4:18 Bail Fund, overseen and managed by Faith in Texas, aims to draw attention to the inequities within the money bail system and engage community members – especially those directly impacted – in the processes to address those injustices. All people have inherent worth and deserve to be treated with dignity, care, and respect. Ultimately, the goal of the fund is to set Dallas County captives free so they may return to their families, jobs, and community.

The Luke 4:18 Bail Fund is partnering with faith communities, currently and formerly incarcerated people, families impacted by the legal justice system, and funders to drastically reduce the jail population in Dallas County. This vital work can not be done without the generous contributions of our supporters."

"Faith in Texas is a nonpartisan, multi-racial, multi-faith grassroots movement of people united in values working together to achieve economic, racial, and social justice for all people. 
We are Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Universalist, and believers in humanity.  We are people of diverse races, faiths, socioeconomic backgrounds, and professions. We are your family, friends, neighbors, and community.
Faith in Texas envisions a world in which economic, racial, and social equity enable everyone to live in complete liberation to pursue their divine purpose and participate fully in the systems and processes that govern their lives."