Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Digital Leather

Pleased to present two new incredible tracks from CNQ's #1 homeboi, the incredible Dr. Nod, from Fayetteville, Arkansas:

Dr. Nod makes me glad I live in a world.

Martin Sjöstrand from Malmö, Sweden has a new track up on his This Heel Bandcamp page. This song originally presented on Small Bear Records' 2017 Christmas compilation "Unknown Presents:"

Austin's Blushing has a new EP coming out in a few days, which will be available via digital and cassette on the band's Bandcamp page, and on 12" vinyl through Austin Town Hall Records at athrecords.bandcamp.com/album/weak, with pre-order available now.

The record release show will be Jan 27th with Ringo Deathstarr at Cheer Up Charlie's in Austin Texas.

I'm into it, check out the first two tracks from the new album:

Oakland's Violence Creeps put out Northwest Tour Tape 2017 back on the 10th and man, I can't get enough of Violence Creeps:

I also absolutely slept on this 4 song EP of theirs, put out back in June:

8 new songs of blown out, noisy hardcore from Boston:

This was how I started out my day, and how I'll end it. Crank it up:

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Selections From Adam Holtz: Volume 23 (2018)

Alabama's singer/songwriter/guitarist and all around musician Adam Holtz and CNQ have had a pleasant relationship since 2012, when Adam found I had shared an old 45 of his on the blog. He was nice enough to send me a comp of his new material to share, and over the past seven years, I've gotten a new comp from him around the end of every year.

It's become a nice tradition, and in keeping with that tradition, I'm pleased to present five selections from Adam's Volume 23, a collection of 24 original songs that brings Adam up to over 400 copyrighted songs.

Adam needs your positive vibes sent his way. I hope to keep getting that new volume of his tunes every year for a long time! Here's a nice sample of what he was up to this year -- as always from Holtz, there's some rockers, some ballads, and it's all cool stuff:

"She's Not A Slow Song Girl":

Download "She's Not A Slow Song Girl"

"Never Coming Back":

Download "Never Coming Back"

"Anna's On A Run":

Download "Anna's On A Run."


Download "Yada-Yada."

"Low, Slow, & Mellow":

Download "Low, Slow, & Mellow."


27 minutes of new and old tunes, including some TV theme songs. Listen above,
or download/stream on iTunes or any podcast app.

The Marcels: “Blue Moon” (Doo Wop Rock, World Communications, Inc., 1986 - originally released
on Colpix, 1961)
Stu Phillips: “Knight Rider Theme Song” (1982)  
This Blinding Light: “Star” (Mountains EP, 2017, Cassette single available at Custom Made Music)
Bruised: “Monument 34” (Bruised S/T, 2017)
Chow, Billy: “My Asshole Smells Like Shit” (Flamethrower EP, Dupage County Hardcore,
2018, originally released 1990s-early 2000s?)
The Art of Noise with Max Headroom: “Paranoimia” (Paranoimia 7”, China Records, 1986)
The Bordellos: “Loneliness Of The Late Night Shopper” (Life, Love, and Billy Fury,
Recordiau Prin, 2017)
Pete Rugolo and His Orchestra with the Rugolettes: “4:20 A.M.” (Rugolomania,
Phillips, 1955)
John Schroeder Orchestra: “Theme From The Fugitive”
(The Avengers and Other Top 60s TV Hits, 1998)
Ella Fitzgerald with Duke Ellington and His Orchestra: “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore”
(Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook, Verve Records, 1957)

Winter Songs from Bandcamp

Tonight we saw Milk Teeth, Single Mothers, and Enter Shikari at Trees. I enjoyed Milk Teeth, the first band. They're from the UK:

If you're a CNQ fan or a Single Mothers fan, then you already know about Drew Thomson and Single Mothers:

I had no idea wtf Enter Shikari was, but man the crowd was nuts about them. A bunch of people in their late 20s-early 30s really like this band, from what I could tell of the crowd. The wife and I grokked it for five or so songs, but it wasn't like, my favorite, like.

SLOG is from Tacoma. I like this hardcore psych-punk stuff, like BIB, Dead Arms, & Mala Leche:

Saturday, January 6, 2018


An hour and 20 minutes of new rock'n'roll with a dose of new hip-hop & electro, plus the usual smattering of vinyl obscurities, and more!

The Bordellos: “Melody Inn Dandelion Radio Session Version” (Underground Tape 10, 2018)
USA Nails: “Oven Degreaser Lisa” (N/A 14-17, 2017)
Hands Up Who Wants To Die: “Manon” (Split with B.O.B., Gabu Records, 2014)
Chad and Jeremy: “From A Window” (The Best of Chad and Jeremy, Capitol Records, 1966)
Mirage: “U Know What It Iz (Produced by Arson Optics)” (Digital Single, 2017)
Stye: “Champagne Bottle Teeth” (Collapse and Decay, 2018)
Mirror Box: “Silver Rocket” (PRF Monthly Tribute Series December 2017: Sonic Youth, 2017)
La Fea: “Bull In The Heather” (PRF Monthly Tribute Series December 2017: Sonic Youth, 2017)
Benjamin Davis Murphy: “All Used Up/Jar of Cardinals” (PRF Monthly Tribute Series June 2017: Guided By Voices, 2017)
Cmn Ineed Yr Hlp with Emily Jancetic: “Alternate Title” (PRF Monthly Tribute Series November 2017: The Monkees, 2017)
Rosewater: “Sugar Shaker” (Love Bomb, 2017)
Mommy Long Legs: “Dick Move” (Rock Product, Youth Riot Records, 2017)
Inez Teddlie: “Firefly” (Miss Inez...At Your Request, DRC Production, circa 1960s)  
Dandelion Massacre: “Cuddles, Stat.” (Pretty Little Flowers//Cuddles, Stat!, 2018)
L.A. Law: “Breakman” (Law and Order, Burger Records, 2017)
Geraldo Pino: “Heavy, Heavy, Heavy” (Nigeria Soul Power 70, Soul Jazz Records, 2017, original release 1970s)
Robert Rothbard: “Nap” (The Happy Ten, 2017)
Charley Patton: “High Water Everywhere Part 1” (High Water Everywhere 10”, Paramount, 1930)
The Lindas: “Same Salami” (8 by 9, ReFry Records, 2017)
Fernando and the Teenage Narcs: “I Don’t Wanna Be Your Friend” (Last Dance With Mary Jane (Cuz I’m Bustin’ Dope Smokers), ReFry Records, 2017)
True Body “Over It” (Over It/Tourists, cassette single due out soon on Custom Made Music, 2017)
Goodbye, Old Me: “Konsum” (Schade, Dass Beton Nicht Brennt!, 2017)
Ministry with William S. Burroughs: “Quick Fix” (Just One Fix Single, Sire, 1992)  
Tubeway Army: “Me! I Disconnect From You” (Replicas, Beggars Banquet, 1979)
Ken Curtis: “Corn Bread and Buttermilk” (Gunsmoke’s Festus Sings and Talks About Dodge City and Stuff, originally released by Capitol Records, 1968, my copy: Pickwick re-issue)  

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Bizarro-Pop from Oklahoma, Garage Punk from Chicago

One of my favorite games ever is Rome: Total War. The original one, I just can't stop playing it. I saw tonight that I've been playing it since 2014. Jeeze. Time flies when you're having fun, I guess.

I got another podcast and the annual CNQ/Adam Holtz team-up in the works.

I go through phases. HC, grindcore, metal, garage punk, etc. Sometimes one genre or another appeals to me more than another. Sometimes I'll discover something I never heard before, wetcore or some shit, and be into that for a little while. Sometimes I get to feeling that everything sounds like everything else. Then something surprises me and I am reborn.

This Bizarro-Pop is super-cool, from northwest Oklahoma. My frame of reference for this is No-Rave a la Simo Soo, and Dan Deacon type stuff, I dunno what else sounds like this, but I guess they're referencing someone if it's not those guys. Really into this:

Raw garage punk from Chicago: