Thursday, February 19, 2009

Most Likely The Best Show I've Done

I didn't make a post about this show. I did not want to make a post about how disappointed In the Columbus hardcore scene I am/was because this show tanked. But fuck it by far it did not. This was my first show at the Legion Of Doom. And I am excited to be doing another one there in May. DFTS DFTS. Check out (great band, great dudes). I'll post up the flyer just cause it rules just like the show did.

Flyer by Bteen Productions.

Today In The Mail: Testing Testing

This came yesterday but it came when I was running out the door so this post was delayed till today. As soon as I saw the envelope I knew what it was (My Vegas/Moutheater Test Press). It came all the way from Belgium only eight days after I won it. Thrown in with the record were some stickers, a Sledgehammer record and a Vegas embroidered patch. I hope to win more records from the man himself, everything about this transaction is perfect.

Vegas/Moutheater (Test Press) (Out Of 10) (Thrashed Records)
Sledgehammer - Your Arsonist (Gold) (Specimen 32 Records)
And bonus HT goodies

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Today In The Mail: I Wouldn't Know Where To Begin

Today I woke to have two packages thrown on top of me. One (the Lp) was a from Interpunk, and all the 7"s were from a order I made at Painkiller Records. As the title says... plus I am very tired and don't feel like going depth why everyone should own "Something To Write Home About" or that Mentally Challenged 7". Enjoy the pretty pictures though.

The Get Up Kids - Something To Write Home About (Purple) (Out Of 2000) (Doghouse Records)
Underdog - Live From Asbury Lanes (Self Released)
Restless Youth - State Of Confusion (Red) (Out Of 285) (Painkiller Records)
Look Alive - Both Feet On The Ground (Off White "Yellow" Transition Color) (Lockin Out Records)
Mentally Challenged - Doctors, Lawyers, Cops And Priests (No Label Records)
Hatred Surge - Isolated Human (Out Of 150) (Painkiller Records)

Gatefold of "Something To Write Home About"

Monday, February 16, 2009

And I Wonder

Best Valentines day ever. Oh to be in love.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday The Thirteenth

13 dollar, 13th anniversary, 13 tattoo on Friday the thirteenth. Thrill Vulture Tattoo, Westerville, Ohio.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Today In The Mail: Every Answer

Today was a great day, I woke up and was whisked away to Cracker Barrel for a great breakfast. Then the girlfriend and I went back to her place and cuddled for a hours and hours before we went to the mall and then got a dinner. Perfection fallows us, every day with her is the best day of my life. But I'm missing the true point of this post, the mail. As I was dropped off at my house I found a package waiting for on my bed. It held my first (received) piece of Dead Swans merch. The package also held 4 copies of the new New Found Glory single. The packaging for it is great, and three of them came with posters (with the package also came a cool H2O/Dropkick Murphys tour poster and a Defeater poster). Oh and did I mention I ordered this three days ago.... shipping like that is insane.

Dead Swans - Photocopied Repeater (Black) (XL)
New Found Glory - Listen To Your Friends (Clear) (Friends Press)(Bridge Nine Records)
New Found Glory - Listen To Your Friends (Red) (Bridge Nine Records)
New Found Glory - Listen To Your Friends (Blue) (Bridge Nine Records)
New Found Glory - Listen To Your Friends (Translucent White) (Hot Topic Version) (Bridge Nine Records)

Monday, February 2, 2009

Today In The Mail: A Great Way To Start The Week

I got out of work a bit early, and it was made even better by the fact I found two packages waiting for me. Both of these contained records I have been hearing of other people getting for a week now. The first one I opened was my Swamp Thing - In Shame Pre-Order. I saw this band last year and they opened up with a great Unbroken cover (Absentee Debate to be more specific), and the rest of the set were fucking great. Band rules. The second package was the long overdue Brick - S/T 7". I was so impatient waiting for this record I bought the tour version at the show in January. They really impressed me the first time they played here and were even better the second. The are featured on the new Reaper Records compilation 7" most def a band to keep your ears on. (The package also contained a zine and a two trail stickers).

Brick - S/T (Brown Silk Screened B-Side) (Out Of 100) (Panic Records)
Swamp Thing - In Shame (Stamped Labels) (Out Of 100) (6131 Records)
At Both Ends #7
Trail Stickers

Sunday, February 1, 2009

We've Got Too Much Heart - Cave 9

Cave 9 is a D.I.Y. entity in Birmingham, Alabama. It's the kind of venue bands talk about loving playing. A place where people who care made a home for so many different scenes and they made sure they all could coexist. The only non-corporately owned, Non bar, totally all ages venue where some huge hardcore superstar act (Terror and Agnostic Front just off the top of my head) or other bigger band would play on their tour. I used to date a girl who lived down there, I have a handful of friends in (or from) the area who attend shows there and it is the farthest away from home I have ever seen shows. The place holds a part of heart and what was going on with it was always something I kept my ear to the ground about. I'm not sure of its status right now but either way this is an important thing to watch (I'm reposting this on my blog from Jimmy's). Places like this are important, the things that happen inside them are important. It shouldn't just be a memory.

Part 1

Part 2