Monday, February 22, 2016

T.S.O.L. - Backstage Bars & Billiards - Las Vegas, Nevada - 01/21/16


T.S.O.L. - Backstage Bars & Billiards - Las Vegas, Nevada - 01/21/16

Waste Management Mosh / Boston Strangler - The Womb Room - Las Vegas, Nevada - 02/15/16



Action Shot During Waste Management - The Womb Room - Las Vegas, Nevada - 02/15/16 


Boston Strangler - The Womb Room - Las Vegas, Nevada - 02/15/16

Remainder - The Womb Room - Las Vegas, Nevada - 02/12/16



Remainder - The Womb Room - Las Vegas, Nevada - 02/12/16

Sunday, February 21, 2016

First San Diego Trip - Sherman Heights / Mount Hope Cemetery / Inside & Outside Pokez - San Diego, California - 02/06/16


Chino Being Interviewed On The Mexican Version Of Unsolved Mystery - Sherman Heights - San Diego, California - 02/06/16


Haunted By The Living - Mount Hope Cemetry - San Diego, California - 02/06/16


Pet Shop Boys Fanboys - Inside Pokez - San Diego, California - 02/06/16 - Editited


Some Of The Best Food I've Ever Had- Outside Pokez - San Diego, California - 02/06/16

PSO - Sandhill House - Las Vegas, Nevada - 01/10/16


PSO - Sandhill House - Las Vegas, Nevada - 01/10/16

First LA Trip Of The Year - Outside & Inside El Rey Theatre / Hollywood Walk Of Fame / Grauman's Chinese Theatre - Los Angeles, California - 01/09/16




Gang Signs - Outside El Rey Theatre - Los Angeles, California - 01/09/16


Castrate Rapists - Hollywood Walk Of Fame - Los Angeles, California - 01/09/16


Episode Seven - Grauman's Chinese Theatre - Los Angeles, California - 01/09/16


Prayers - El Rey Theatre - Los Angeles, California - 01/09/16

Iron Palm / Acid Rain / Grito - East Side Joes - Las Vegas, Nevada - 12/30/15



Iron Palm - East Side Joes - Las Vegas, Nevada - 12/30/15



Acid Rain Mosh Zone - East Side Joes - Las Vegas, Nevada - 12/30/15



Grito - East Side Joes - Las Vegas, Nevada - 12/30/15

Protestor / Glue / Cecil - The House Of Commons - Austin, Texas - 12/15/16



Protestor - The House Of Commons - Austin, Texas - 12/15/16


Glue - The House Of Commons - Austin, Texas - 12/15/16


Glue - The House Of Commons - Austin, Texas - 12/15/16


Glue - The House Of Commons - Austin, Texas - 12/15/16


Cecil - Outside The House Of Commons - Austin, Texas - 12/15/16

Houston On The Map - Walters Downtown - Houston, Texas - 12/11/15 / 12/12/15




Oxblood - Walters Downtown - Houston, Texas - 12/11/15 - Edited


Slapshot - Walters Downtown - Houston, Texas - 12/12/15


Slapshot - Walters Downtown - Houston, Texas - 12/12/15


Three Amigos - Walters Downtown - Houston, Texas - 12/12/15

Texas Day Three - Interstate 35 - Austin, Texas - 12/11/16


Couch Potatos - Interstate 35 - Austin, Texas - 12/11/16

Texas Day One - Texas State Capitol / Ripley's Believe It or Not / The Alamo - Austin, Texas / San Antonio, Texas - 12/09/15


Former Governor George W. Bush - Texas State Capitol - Austin, Texas - 12/09/15


Texas Capitol Door Hinge - Texas State Capitol - Austin, Texas - 12/09/15


Myself And A Cannon - 
Outside The Texas State Capitol - Austin, Texas - 12/09/15


TC & Cecil Normal - Ripley's Believe It or Not - San Antonio, Texas - 12/09/15


Myself Post Basement Tour - The Alamo - San Antonio, Texas - 12/09/15


Madball - Backstage Bar & Billiards - Las Vegas, Nevada - 11/20/16


Madball - Backstage Bar & Billiards - Las Vegas, Nevada - 11/20/16

Iron Palm / Go Deep / Acid Rain - Sandhill House - Las Vegas, Nevada - 11/24/16




Iron Palm - Sandhill House - Las Vegas, Nevada - 11/24/16


Iron Palm - Sandhill House - Las Vegas, Nevada - 11/24/16 - Editied


Go Deep - Sandhill House - Las Vegas, Nevada - 11/24/16


Acid Rain - Sandhill House - Las Vegas, Nevada - 11/24/16



Madball - The Viper Room - Hollywood, California - 11/23/15



Madball - The Viper Room - Hollywood, California - 11/23/15


Bonus shot from the same time.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Head2wall Records are proud to announce Illustrations


We are beyond excited to welcome the newest member of the Head2Wall Records family: ILLUSTRATIONS. This San Antonio-based dark, metallic hardcore band is creating some of the most interesting heavy music out right now, and we couldn't be more proud to be a part of it. In anticipation of their second LP, the follow-up to last year's masterpiece IN VAIN, we will be releasing a series of three 7" flexi singles. The first installment, IRON RAIN, is coming this October, and will feature a second brand-new track, exclusive to the download included with the flexi. Stay tuned for more details. If you have not been paying attention to this band, it's time to start.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Best Of 2014

Oops I've had this done since a few days before the end of the year but I forgot to post it. My bad. A lot of shits been going on. Most bad. But a bit good. 2014 was a big LP year. So many great LPs came out that I left a few off that I'm sure some people have as their number ones. As usual I'm all over the place with the music I like so If you like one band you might not like the next. I added some honorable mentions for the LP category for that very reason. Too much good stuff.

Top 10 LPS

1. Raspberry bulbs - Privacy
2. Spine - Time Has Gone
3. Moutheater - Passing Key
4. Homewrecker - Circle Of Death
5. Shellac - Dude Incredible
6. Goodtime Boys - Rain
7. Battle Ruins - S/T
8. The Flex - Wild Stabs In The Dark
9. Self Defense Family - Try Me
10. Dark Blue - Pure Reality

Honorable mentions for this category would be Midnight, Ringworm, Boston Strangler and Aviator.

Top 10 EPS

1. No Sir, I Won't - This World Is Fucking Shit
2. True Love - New Young Gods
3. Six Bells - S/T
4. Self Defense Family - Duets
5. Civilized - Dust And Blood
6. Vegas - Sagevisules
7. Razor Heads - S/T
8. Keepsake - Wanders
9 .Vanishing Life - People Running
10. Moral Mazes - Magic Tommy Jackson

Top 10 Splits/Compilations

1. Self Defense Family/Meredith Hunter
2. Retox/Narrows
3. Full Of Hell/Pyswarfare
4. Nothing/Whirr
5. Blood Lust Compilation (Civilized, Culture Shock, Need, Suburbanite And Cadaver Dog)
6. Benchpress/Martyrs Tongue
7. Joie De Vivre/Prawn
8. Full Of Hell/Merzbow
9. Integrity/Vegas
10. The Saddest Landscape/Frameworks

Top 8 Demos

1. Last Crusade
2. Acid Rain
3. No Hands
4. Western Medication
5. Red Death
6. xtrmst
7. PMS 84
8. Shranal

*only 8 demos because those are only ones I really dug.

Top 10 Shows

1. Anti Nowhere League @ Punk Rock Bowling (05/24)
2. United Nations/Silver Snakes/Caraveles @ The Dive Bar (11/12)
3. Self Defense Family/Goodtime Boys/Take Care (Acoustic) @ Hardhat Lounge (11/11)
4. The Flex/Violent Reaction @ Hellpop (04/30)
5. The Adicts @ The Hard Rock Cafe (11/02)
6. Life After Death/No End In Sight/Mental Prison/Acid Rain @ Eastside Joes (05/09)
7. Illustrations/Unfair Fight/Keepsake @ The Artistic Armory (07/13)
8. Fury/Barge/Zoom/Value/Acid Rain @ Tipsy Coffee House (08/16)
9. Judge/H20 @ Las Vegas Country Saloon (05/24)
10. The Hold Steady @ Vinyl (08/02)

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Recently in the mail: 12/03/14

I've gotten hundreds of records since I last updated this blog with mail days. But here are a few recent scores.


Hate Fuck Issue 15 (Out Of 75) (By Give Up)


True Love - New Young Gods (Mint) (Out Of 150) (React Records)


Blood Lust Compilation (3x Cassettes) (Out Of 100) (Blackout Rage Records)
Civilized - Dust and Blood (Test Press) (Out Of 33) (Youth Attack Records)
Civilized - Dust and Blood (Second Press) (White) (Out Of 400) (Youth Attack Records)


And Throw Me To The Wind

For the second time, on another side of the country I had the pleasure of booking my favorite band, Self Defense Family (the first time they were still called End Of A Year). I won't go into the details of how this show got fucked and how I ended up doing it but it did well and I'm happy about it. Very happy about it. Below is tbe flyer and a live shot. Before that I want to take a moment to talk about Goodtime Boys. The only band who's song on a split with SDF/EOAY I liked more than the flipside. They might have been some of the nicest and most sincere people I've ever met. They killed it when they played too. I'm glad I got a chance to book them also and I really hope I get to see them again and maybe someday go over to England again and hang out with them there. Cool dudes, backed hard.



A cool picture of Self Defense Family playing from the show.