Sunday, January 07, 2007

Visual Discrimination

Okay, so I was in the mood for something a little off the wall today. I brought out the old Visual Discrimination album and put it on for a spin. I love this music sooooo much! This band features Jeff Banks before he joined up with Isaac Golub to do A Chorus of Disapproval. What an amazingly fast band. Tim Sawyer, the vocalist, sings with such reckless abandon that it's often hard to follow the lyrics, even with a lyric sheet in front of you! These guys were from Cypress, California, which is not far from where I grew up in Whittier. I used to head to Cypress every Friday after work to pick up some new vinyl at Bionic Records. I would blow at least half my paycheck at this place. There was a guy that worked there named Aron who would show whatever new stuff they had just received and I would usually buy it. He is one of the kids on the front cover of the "Brats in Battalions" album from the Adolescents. Aron is the kid with red hair. His older brother was friends with Rick Agnew and got them to pose for the cover in the flannel shirts holding toy rifles. Anyway, below is the link for the album. Enjoy!

Visual Discrimination

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Things to do in Victorville on a Saturday night.

Well, a couple of months ago, I found something fun to do right here in town. I headed on over to Seventh St. to the Trilogy Theatre and watched xDeathStarx with Blood Stands Still. It was pretty cool. There was even a homeless dude who wandered in and danced for a while. Good times. I took some pictures, so I've posted a few for people to check out. If you are ever in Victorville (for whatever reason), check out the shows at Trilogy. It's a pretty dope place for bands to play as it's small, but not tiny. Good open floor for dancing and a nicely stocked soda stand in the back. Just watch out for Dan, the guitarist for Blood Stands Still. He runs things and is not a man to be messed with. (Actually, he's a pretty nice guy once you get to know him.) I went to see Time Again with the Voodoo Glow Skulls and the place was filled with punk rock kids. Dan wore a Hoods shirt that said, "Punk's dead. Emo kids are next." Classic. Gotta love that sense of humor. Bye for now.

Some more hardcore

All right, I don't even know if anyone is checking out this blog, but I'm putting up some more 7"s that I own and love. Below you will find links to the Carry Nation 7" on Nemesis, I believe, the Suppression Swing 7" from New Age, and the only release that I know of from the band Strength 691, which hosts the bass stylings of none other than Nate Gluck from Ensign. I hope people find these and download them because they are worthy of a listen. Later for now.

The Suppression Swing

Carry Nation

Strength 691

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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Social Justice- Unity is Strength

I've decided to share some of the vinyl that I have collected over the years. This is the only album ever recorded by the band Social Justice. They were a straight edge band from Sylmar, California that played out for a while in 1989-1990. I remember seeing them play with Guttermouth, Face to Face, and HFL (Hard, Fast, and Loud) in 1990. The singer kept referring to everyone as being a rapist and druggies. Then Mark, the singer for Guttermouth, got on stage and starting making fun of him. Some friend of the guy from Social Justice grabbed the mic out of Mark's hand and said, "Fuck you, motherfucker." This led to a bum rush of dudes kicking his ass in the middle of the dance floor. All of this ocurred at a club in L.A. called the Anti-Club. It was an old house that had been converted into a club. It had a pretty cool vibe to it and had some decent bands come in and play over the years. It was run by this crazy old lady who had assisted me in being thrown out years before. Anyway, the band was pretty good. Good enough that I sought out their only release and bought it at Bionic Records in Cypress. These guys went on to change their name to Downset and release some pretty awful rap-core stuff. Anyway, here is "Unity is Strength by Social Justice.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Bold @ Showcase, 9/30/06

After doing a little "creative" excuse-making, I went to see Bold at the Showcase Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 30. They only played two shows in California, with the first being the evening of the 29th in Santa Barbara. I didn't feel like driving all the way up there, so I had to come up with an alternative. Originally, I was supposed to go to a wedding in San Diego on Saturday, but I got out of it and went to the show instead. Bold played with Triple Threat, Internal Affairs, Knife Fight, and a couple of other bands. Lights Out was supposed to play, but cancelled for some reason. Highlights of the evening included Porcell himself coming out onstage during Triple Threat's set to sing "Straight Edge Revenge." He then played second guitar for Bold and took the mic during the encore to sing "Nailed to the X" for the last time. The band said that they would never play that song again, so I am glad I was there to see it. I took some pics at the show. Check them out to the right. The first and third pics ar Bold and the others are Triple Threat. These are the only bands I took pictures of because they were the only bands I cared about seeing that night. Let me know if you went to the show and how you liked it.

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