29 December 2010

Jalopy (2010)

Here, we've got Jalopy, which is Tony Funfetti of Bog Body with Axel Brawler playing at Meat Town, December 28, 2010, right after Period Girls and PILE:

Here's a place to get a free recording from them!

PILE (2010)

After driving all the way from MA with roads covered in a foot of snow/runoff and black ice, PILE did their thing at Meat Town, along with Period Girls and Jalopy, and here they are:

Period Girls (2010)

Another older vi--- wait, no. Last night, Period Girls played at Meat Town along with Jalopy and PILE. I can't get these songs out of my head. Now you can't either.

(click image for band website)

27 December 2010


I have acquired an HD flash memory camcorder. Expect a ton of new videos up in the coming months... I'll try to get them up within a day or two of filming.

That is all.


19 December 2010

November 17th

Apologies for the extreme delay in getting the posted; kept coming home and falling asleep before starting things uploading. Anyway here you go more music at The Nicolas Cage; hope you’re not in the mood for happy music.
First off from Tampa Florida Craow. This set was aptly described by K as “Being on downers in space” http://www.myspace.com/craownotcrow

Next also from Tampa Florida; Father Finger. They were touring together when this was filmed though I imagine by now that tour is done. http://fatherfinger.blogspot.com/

Lastly Coughin Nails (Trevor Pennsylvania of Human Adult Band and JP of Bog Body) doing some creepy garage rock.

More video fun at www.youtube.com/basementsetcetera

13 December 2010

Fun Machine (2008)

Another bunch of freaks from Middlesex County, Fun Machine has been shredding guitars, keys, drums, and brains for a number of years now, and I regret never getting a chance to film them (or filming them and losing the video, one of those two, can't quite remember), but thankfully YouTube user willyflynn (again, I gotta find out who this is) did.

First off, here's their song Liquid Pants (I believe off of an album of the same name, could be mistaken) live at the Lit Lounge in NYC on May 2, 2008:

And here's another live performance from November '08, might want to turn the speakers up on this one, it's a little quiet, but still freaky:

And finally, a performance on WRSU FM in New Brunswick, April 11, 2008:

08 December 2010

Roadside Graves (2008)

I did not record this, I just found it on YouTube under user Willyflynn's account, but every time the Roadside Graves play the Court Tavern, it's packed, so it would be a sin to not post something by them... Here's Far and Wide live at the Court Tavern from January 2008:

I came across this as well on my search for a Graves video, and I might as well post it... from HearYa.com in Chicago (?), here's a really well done and recorded version of their song "Ruby."

Try to get that out of your head.

Holy shit, they have a music video:

29 November 2010

Heaven's Gate Exhibition

Hope you all made it to this fantastic evening of music and art work, if not you missed out on some really good performances. Luckily I filmed most of the music that evening ...so here you go.
I arrived mid performance for Burnt Snake Trio. Some really nice beautiful noise here with various electronics and keyboard

Southern Nights from Orlando, FL with some smooth funky grooves

Then things got fucking heavy with Bog Body. A bit of this set was not filmed because I was in the middle of filming an interview when they started and then had to quickly put a fresh tape into my camera.

The night ended with Angels. My immediate reaction after seeing them play was: "That was fucking awesome." see for yourself

As always there are more videos from this night and others at http://www.youtube.com/basementsetcetera

Also for those of you who don't already know; I'm filming a basement show documentary. If you attend, play, or host basement shows and want to do an interview come find me, I'm the weirdo with long hair, a beard, and a camera

27 November 2010

Dogo and Crackerjacks: Surviving Footage

The year is 2005-ish. The location, a chicken farm in Howell, NJ. The band, the ever so elusive, Dogo & Crackerjacks, a band formed around a mock band name scrawled on a rehearsal room sign up sheet. Two anti-scenester ladies up front and and Kevin Winter (2673, ASPS, PIV) pounding out his frustrations on the drums. This is the only video footage that survived. One demo tape titled, 'Bast' available from dihd.net.

18 November 2010

Halloween Fun

Here we have some videos from this past Halloween at Dreamcastle in Philadelphia. It was a spooky evening filled with dark/folk/psych music, ghosts, ghouls, and a sexy robot.

It wouldn't be a Halloween show without Mike Bruno and the Black Magic Family Band. Their eerily dark folkish songs are akin to listening to lullabies f0r demons

Snowbaby lightened up the mood with some mostly acoustic tunes that would be fitting to listen to whilst dancing with sprites through the woods

Haunted Houses played their brand of loosely structured melancholy folk-rockesqe jams

Lastly, Good Weather this is their first filmed set since 2005

More footage for viewing at http://www.youtube.com/basementsetcetera

16 November 2010

Jerk Meal - Ride From A Stranger (2010)

14 minutes can make a hell of a difference... I was only going to post two of these up here, but if you know what Joose is (I'm talking to you, ALL OF NEW BRUNSWICK), this one goes out to you... and please, for your health, on behalf of The Brown Christmas and all who are friends with them, do not ingest anything while watching this... It's just too good... And I promise this is the last time this year I will do 3 posts in a row of the same dudes doin' shit... Just sit back and love it:

Jerk Meal - Lil' Caesar's Day (2010)

As promised a few minutes ago, here's a really unsettling comedy video of 2/3 of The Brown Christmas making anyone who watches this feel... you know... well... you don't yet... but yeah... don't eat anything that comes up as easily as it goes down before you watch this unless you like doing spit-takes... The only video they have that's more unsettling is coming up in the next post...

Jerk Meal - Rahway Flea Market (2010)

I couldn't help myself; I knew Mike wouldn't post this because he's a part of it; but this is fucking brilliant... Filmed in Rahway, NJ (15 min north/east of New Bruns), here's the first of two of their comedy videos featuring members/music of The Brown Christmas that I will post today... well, this morning:

13 November 2010

The Nicolas Cage (October 28, 2010)

Live from The Nicolas Cage; an evening of noise and drone metal, the kind of stuff that makes your brain vibrate inside your head in a most enjoyable fashion. If you're in the mood for something dark and heavy curl up next to your computer and check out these videos.

First up, we've got Tonio Hubilla (of ASPS and Hikikomori)

Next up is Robedoor from L.A.:

Here's Tsantsa out of NY:

And finally, two New Brunswick/Highland Park dudes, Kevin Winter and David Sutton of 2673 and Car Commercials, respectively:

more videos from this night can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/basementsetcetera

12 November 2010

2006 Compilation Tape

These tracks are from a compilation tape I released about 30 copies of back in 2006. I found the original tape the other day and decided this is a good a time as any to re-release it for free, this time in digital download form... There are 16 tracks by 12 bands/artists including The Yets, Doomsday Sleepover, The Brown Christmas and Ryanay. (running time approx. 60 min.)

For your listening pleasure, here it is (click picture to download):

Track list:
Side A:
01. The Yets - Purple Today
02. Coalition of the Willing - I Want To Touch It
03. Magnet City Kids - The Robot Knows
04. Ryanay - Can't Find Anyone
05. Steve Viegas - Halifax
06. Welcoming Vocal Wonderful & Keyboard My Friend - Alright Lover
07. Ryanay - Microphone
08. Steve Viegas - Rain
09. The Yets - Stealth

Side B
10. Doomsday Sleepover - The Darkest Shade
11. The Brown Christmas - The Torture Room
12. Mincemeat or Tenspeed - Frankenstein's Dead
13. The Brown Christmas - Joe and Mike Circus
14. Preach Biitter Sermons - Sleep Agreement
15. Human Adult Band - Hoop Dreams
16. Stranger Danger - Tachyon

11 November 2010

Car Commercials Live 5/28 Audio

Here's a live audio set of Car Commercials. Dan Dimaggio (Home Blitz) and Dave Sutton (Current Amnesia) with guest Tonio Hubilla on second guitar.

Car Commercials Live 5/28/10

This set was recorded at a house on the corner of Easton Avenue and Courtlandt Street in New Brunswick. Also on the bill was Needle Gun (Baltimore), Coughin' Nails (NB), Jalopy (NB).

Thanks to Ben and Eric for the house-spot.

(the computer I'm using prohibits copying photos, but you can imagine what these dudes look like...)
Edit: fix'd (click picture for link).

Also, check out their newest 7", Prisoner of Type

09 November 2010

DJ Dogdick, Zomgrul Octim, & Door (2008, interview)

Another non-music post, which there may be a few more of in the future, here's Max's (DJ DogDick's) attempted interview of stragglers at a pre-INC show in Orlando, Florida in February, 2008... I hope you guys enjoy this as much as I did. (Please excuse my sidepipe.)

...And yes, we're all from Chaos420balls, France.

Here's a link to Scott Williams' show on WFMU where if you skip to about 1 hour and 23 minutes in, you'll hear Max as DJ Dogdick off of his most recent release (to date)

07 November 2010

King Astro's Trip (2005, full set)

A while back, I posted parts of this set, but now that I've found the original tape it was recorded on, I'm able to post the whole set... It's about 28 minutes long and recorded on May 29, 2005 at Castle Puppy:

Anti-Folk Show (2010)

Here's a few songs from various musicians from 10/15/10 at Camp Crystal Lake.
First off Burnt Snake Trio making saxy music

Next up we have Sam Wade. There were some guitar troubles during their set luckily K saved the day with his clown vomit guitar.

The Fools came over from Brooklyn to play some mellow tunes

Also from Brooklyn; Joe Crow Ryan a very enjoyable hour of covers, originals, and some crowd participation

The night ended with an improvised group jam. There's a brief skip in the middle due to the power strip the camera was plugged into coming loose.

more footage from this night and others is available for viewing on the youtubes at http://www.youtube.com/basementsetcetera

06 November 2010

Pedro Angel Serrano (2008)

Also known as Old Man Pedro, here he is giving a spoken word performance on May 30, 2008:

(skip to about 5 minutes in for the actual start, before that it's just technical difficulties)

05 November 2010

Pact of Wolves (2010, again)

I usually like to space out sets by the same band, but I couldn't help myself here... Again, here's Pact of Wolves, live at the Court Tavern:

Once again, credit goes to Mike for filming this.

The Ryanay Christmas (2010)

Recorded on September 20, 2010 at the Court Tavern in New Brunswick, here's a Ryanay set that includes JoeMazing and Mike of The Brown Christmas as the backing band in one of the longest sets you'll see on this blog:

I'm not sure who was holding the camera, but thanks to Mike for uploading it.

Pact of Wolves (2010)

Recorded at a 4th of July party at Camp Crystal Lake in New Bruns, this, like a previous Ryanay set from the same day, is a rare afternoon show by Pact of Wolves, which is Alvin and Tony Funfetti of Pots and Powercells and Bog Body, among other bands. If you like no-wave twee, you'll love this shit:

Special thanks to Mike for filming this and posting it on the 'tubes.

02 November 2010

Human Adult Band (2010)

I've posted a few Human Adult Band videos, but none from recently. Until now. From a show that also saw Sewn Leather and Narwhalz (of sound) at PILAM in Philadelphia on October 30, 2010, here are a few songs from their set.

(sorry for the blurriness, the camera lens was fucked up.)

The Brown Christmas (2010)

A few sets by The Brown Christmas have already been posted, but this one takes the cake. Guest singers, an attempt by a spectator to end the set, and, of course, the greatest singalong of all time.

Joe and Mike, here with Sean and K of Mike Bruno's Black Magic Family Band and Pots and Powercells, respectively, on October 25, 2010 at the Court Tavern:

(Thanks to Ben for filming the set on Mike's Camera)

29 October 2010

Munch Box (2010)

Recorded on August 21, 2010 in a back yard in Fords, NJ, Munch Box is myself (K), Alvin and Tony Funfetti of Bog Body, Pact of Wolves, Jalopy, and Pots & Powercells. I don't remember much of this, other than I started by reading from a book called Mutants Amok: Mutant Hell... Enjoy:

Thanks to Mike of The Brown Christmas for sending me the video.

Secret Dyke (2009)

Although they haven't played any shows, Secret Dyke has been putting together collaboration via email tracks since 2009. Here's one of those tracks over a video I made for them about a year ago...

Twan's Dream (2007)

Another video of a show at Mutiny's House, this time, it's Twan's Dream. I posted a more recent set of theirs here, but this set's a little harsher. Recorded on November 17, 2007 during what was originally supposed to be a Car Commercials set, but was changed at the last minute, here's Twan's Dream:

Bobo (2008)

Recorded on March 22, 2008 at the burrito shop, same day as this Bad News Bats set, and also from Philly, Bobo was simply great. I managed to pick up a copy of one of their their CDs, Live at Warm Daddy's, which came with a t-shirt and a free wash (a ziploc bag filled with laundry detergent). Again, since I didn't have my real camera with me, here's a couple medium-quality videos of high-quality weird:

Blastocyst (2008)

On May 9, 2008 Blastocyst (off of Heat Retention Records) came out from Brooklyn to play at th' burrito shop, and, before picking up their split with Reverse Mouth (which fucking rules), I filmed their set, so here it is:

Bad News Bats (2008)

Based out of Philadelphia, the Bad News Bats came out to the burrito shop to play along with Bobo on March 22, 2008. Unfortunately, I didn't have my real camera with me, so this is all from a crappy point'n'shoot digital camera.

26 October 2010

Mike Bruno and the Black Magic Family Band (2010)

After playing New Brunswick basements solo for years singing about whiskey and Halloween, this past year saw the addition of a backing band and more intricate songwriting styles... Recorded at the Basement Gallery on October 16, 2010, here's Mike Bruno & th' Black Magic Family Band

(Thanks to Russ for the videos.)

Lifers (again,2006)

After posting his first New Brunswick set here, and an interview he did here, I figured I'd post this set from December 10, 2006 at Castle Puppy here:

Magnet City Kids (2005)

I've already posted part of this video here, but this clip is the first 11 or so minutes of the set, all I had recorded before the camera battery died, again, here are the Magnet City Kids at Learning Secrets on April 1, 2005.

(Around 6:37 into the video, someone gives the crowd ye olde pressed ham through a window, which, [un]fortunately, I did not capture)

Car Commercials (2008)

This set, played in total darkness, was recorded on May 22, 2008 at Mutiny's house on High St.

More info available here: http://www.softabuse.com/artists/car_commercials.html

Nativ Virus (sort of, 2005)

I already posted a Nativ Virus set, but these two videos are from a bit earlier than the others... During the weekend of April 21-23, 2005, members of the band, including members of Doomsday Sleepover, The Yets, King Astro's Trip, Preach Bitter Sermons, and a few others traveled to Poughkeepsie, NY to record in a studio... This first video is some of the footage of that recording session, plus the aftermath (a bonfire and a voyage to find blue rocks).

This next video is from April 23, 2005 at a house on Senior St. Andrew/Lifers, Anthony and JP of Bog Body/Vehm, and K played a last-minute set at the end of a show.

21 October 2010

This Town Needs A Parade (2007)

I'm not sure exactly when these This Town Needs A Parade parades started, but the first one I was at was in 2005 and featured the Magnet City Kids playing on the steps of Brower Dining Hall on College ave.

This video starts out somewhere along Livingston Ave in the late afternoon of November 3, 2007, goes down George St, up Hamilton St. to College Ave, where it leads into the second video with JP DJing an outdoor dance party, and the third video is most of the set played by Screaming Females that night.

Pots & Powercells on th' radio (2010)

Jaime from The Yets/AOI/Coalition of the Willing/P&P posted this a few months back... A Pots and Powercells set from March 11, 2010 on hearnewbrunswick.com's The Big Surprise (full audio of the podcast available as an mp3 here).

Jaime's description (via YouTube)
"POTS AND POWERCELLS radio excerpt - march eleventh two thousand ten - featured on 'the Big Surprise' hosted by Jon Dugan and Morgan Dowd out of New Brunswick, New Jersey. Audio extracted thusly and applied to visual documentation captured by Sean. 


POTS AND POWERCELLS is a 'junk jazz' group echoing after the early 2000's BUCKETS AND BATTERIES. This performance is featuring:

K (Guitar, Noise)
An Lally (Flute)
Alvin (Guitar)
Mike 'Burnt Marmalade' McCoskey (Guitar)
Jimmy Morren (Percussion)
Dave Roque (Percussion)
Caitlin Sulley (Percussion, Banjo)
Trevor Pennsylvania (Bass, Percussion)
James Schmidt (Noise, Guitar)
JP (Percussion)

* Kate M (Noise)
* Tonio (Guitar, Noise)"

ASPS (2009)

I posted an ASPS set from 2008 a few weeks back, thinking it was the only one I had. I found another video of a whole set from June 21, 2009 at Meat Town. Sorry it's in black and white; there was a problem encoding the video and now it looks all artsy and shit.

Jessica Rylan (2007)

I don't remember much about this show other than it was kind of crazy, and a bunch of assholes wouldn't shut up during her set. Instead of doing a noise set this night, October 13, 2007, Jessica Rylan played a completely acoustic set.

Vvltvre (2008)

This set is brutal as fuck. Lit only by a small light on a bass and another down a shirt, Vvltvre came down from Providence, RI to play at Mutiny's House on May 22, 2008 in almost total darkness and, for about 25 minutes, recreated a hell much cooler than the hell that is a New Brunswick Basement. They had played at Castle Puppy a few months earlier, but, unfortunately, there are no recordings of that set that I know of. 

Related band: Bonedust.

(I remembered I had to post this when I spilled beer on my shirt that I got from them at this show.)

King Darves (2006, 2009)

I've already posted a few Darves/Jenny Haniver videos, but this is the earliest set I have by him. Recorded on November 10, 2006 at World Trade Slayer on Comstock St, I think this might have been the first time I had a camera at one of his acoustic sets:

This next set was recorded at Meat Town on June 15, 2009 and is, so far, the most recent video I have of him... More from this set might follow as I go over the tape.

18 October 2010

Human Adult Band (2008)

This song, recorded on December 8, 2008, is, appropriately enough, about workin' the New Brunswick drunk scene and performed live at the Court Tavern on Church St. David Roque of Doomsday Sleepover/Preach Bitter Sermons/Pots & Powercells takes over on bass for this set and went on to play with th' Adults on their 2009 European tour.

Tapes, records, and CD's are available through dihd.net.

Other Adult Band posts:
here and here

Coalition of the Willing (2005)

Filmed on April 10, 2005, this set includes such instant classics as "Baseball," "Labrador, Labrador," and "I Want To Touch It." Although mostly from Connecticut, these dudes played a bunch of New Brunswick basement shows in 2005 and Jaime (drums) went on to play with The Yets, Pots and Powercells, and AOI.

King Astro's Trip (2005)

Another set recorded at Castle Puppy on May 29, 2005, This is what I have left of the video of their whole set, which, somehow over the years, has been lost to the land of digital misplacement, something like that place where all the left socks go.

I previously posted a set that Kevin (guitar) and Shae (drums) played together as "Good Weather" and that Kevin played with Dave of Doomsday Sleepover/Preach Bitter Sermons as "Red Dalmatian."

Other bands playing that night included Doomsday Sleepover, Social Junk, and Preach Bitter Sermons.

Rutgers Gardens Family Jam (2005)

The last set of the night on March 26, 2005, this jam featured all of the members of Doomsday Sleepover, Coalition of the Willing, Preach Bitter Sermons, VHS Porn, and a bunch of other kids playing every instrument we could find, being as loud as possible in the middle of nowhere at some godforsaken hour in the A.M. It was basically a precursor to Nativ Virus.