26 December 2011

Adult Band Record Release Show

GET YR PAWS ON TH' NEW 'HEARING DAMAGE SESSIONS' LP BY ADULT BAND AT THIS SHOW...

Friday th' 13th (Jan 13 2012) 8pm

HUMAN ADULT BAND
SUICIDE MAGNETS
MIKE BRUNO & TH' BLACK MAGIK FAMILY BAND
DICK NEFF

@ Marvelous Records
208 S 40th St, (West)Philadelphia, PA 19104
$$$

19 December 2011

Flop Sweat, Eternal Fuzz, Harpoon Forever, and Human Adult Band @ The Funk Mart

Recorded on December 17, 2011 @ The Funk Mart...

Flop Sweat:




Eternal Fuzz:




Harpoon Forever:




and, finally, until the camera died about 2/3 of the way into the set... thanks to Mike B. for recording this,...

Human Adult Band:




Wailord, Sprites, & Mike Bruno and the Black Magic Family Band (2011)

Again, I don't know what took me so long to get this one up. From December 15, 2011 at the Mini Wormhole...

Wailord:




Sprites:



Mike Bruno and the Black Magic Family Band:

Eternal Fuzz, Lost Weekend, Swearin', and P.S. Eliot @ The Alamo (2011)

I have no idea what took me so long to put this up. So much awesome in one night. From December 10, 2011 at The Alamo...

Eternal Fuzz:




Lost Weekend:



Swearin':



And of course, in their last show,

P.S. Eliot


04 December 2011

HUMAN ADULT BAND & Fiends in NB, NJ. Home 4 X-MESS.

Saturday December 17th 2011, 6pm
HUMAN ADULT BAND
APE! (Philly)
ETERNAL FUZZ
HARPOON FOREVER
FLOP SWEAT

@ Ask a Creep
New Brunswick, NJ

30 November 2011

Sparkle Shit, Appendix, King Louie's Missing Monuments & Slaw @ The Wormhole

November 27, 2011. Fucking awesome. All of it. There are no words. Just watch it.

Sparkle Shit:




Appendix:



King Louie's Missing Monuments:




Slaw:




(Sorry this took a few days, had to cut the videos down a bit... The full King Louie set will be up eventually. Also, my camera died 9:11 into the Slaw set.)

14 November 2011

Slow Tongued Beauty, Worms in Women and Cattle, & King Darves @ The Alamo (2011)

Straight outta Philly (after a few years in the NB area), fucken Slow Tongued Beauty. My only complaint, it wasn't long enough.




Next up, out of Providence, RI, Worms in Women and Cattle, sounding evil as shit. Yeeeaaaaaaahhhhhhh.




And to finish off the show, the always-awesome King Darves:






Buckets & Batteries (2003, repost)

I uploaded this video ages ago, but in separate parts. Now, I'm uploaded it in one part. Fuck grammar. Here's Buckets and Batteries:

07 November 2011

3Jane & Screaming Females @ The Court Tavern (2011)

This show was a double-header, but I only managed to catch 2 sets before running out of battery power again, but I think I caught the best.


First up: 3Jane





And, of course, New Brunswick legends, the Screaming Females.




It's a damn shame that this is all I got from this show. Every part of it ruled balls.








01 November 2011

Sprites, Scary Poppins & Tony Funfetti @ Dreamcastle (2011)

Part two of Halloween Weekend, this time at Dreamcastle in Philadelphia, Halloween night. Hilarity ensues. Some dudes just don't know how to party.

Sprites:





Scary Poppins:





Tony Funfetti:


Gene Pick, Five Mask, & The Fabulous Mummies (2011)

I spent the first half of the Halloween down in Baltimore and while I was there, managed to catch part of the show at America//Club Mutant in Baltimore, and this is what I got:

Gene Pick (QC out of Philly)





Five Mask (Door)




and The Fabulous Mummies




I know I missed some shit, but my battery doesn't last forever. Sorry, y'all. Shit's still awesome.

23 October 2011

Spread Eagle & Veiled @ The Little Bar (2011)

These two sets were recorded on Friday, October 21, 2011 at the Little Bar in Philadelphia.


First up, Spread Eagle out of Baltimore. They felt like a long drive with a hangover. I mean that in a good way. I fucking loved it.




And, although I usually try to avoid posting the same band twice in a row, I couldn't help myself. Here's Veiled again:

19 October 2011

Veiled, Horse Eggs, & Human Adult Band @ The Court Tavern (2011)

First up, out of Philadelphia, PA and Barcelona, Spain, here's Veiled:





Next, what was supposed to be Mirrors and Wires morphed into Horse Eggs, which was, according to them, "most of the dudes that played in Mirrors and Wires all together at once," with Jay Insult picking up a guitar and microphone for the last few songs:





Fucking finally. It took years, but finally I caught the Human Adult Band covering the Monster Mash. Every other time my battery dies but I finally got it.


16 October 2011

Case Study, The Bewilderness, & The Vandelles @ The Loft (2011)

Recorded October 14, 2011 at the Loft... Unfortunately, I managed to get lost going somewhere I've been dozens of times before, so this is only the last 5 or so minutes of Case Study's set. Expect more from them in the future...




From the ashes of the Invincible Gods, these dudes went straight into The Bewilderness, which is where they left all of us after this whiskey-fueled set of rock'n'drool.




And coming out from Brooklyn, down a member, The Vandelles fucking killed it. Heavy drumming and face-melting rock'n'roll was the theme of the night. YYYEEEEEAAAAAAAHHHHH.


09 October 2011

The Winners, The Jovontaes, Traits, & Trevor Transylvania (2011)

This was a nice small show behind the Random Tea Room in Philadelphia, PA on October 8, 2011... Starting off, again, with members of The Yets, Jalopy, & Mike Bruno's Black Magic Family Band is The Winners:




Next up was The Jovontaes out of Kentucky:





Then, from Philly, The Traits:




And finally, Trevor Transylvania doing a few songs by the Human Adult Band:


...Just my luck. Battery Died before the Monster Mash.

23 September 2011

Sparkle Shit, Cat Vet, 3JANE, and Black Wine @ The Alamo (2011)

September 22, 2011.
This was a damn good show. Every band. Hell yeah.

Sparkle Shit:





Cat Vet:



3JANE:




Black Wine:

15 September 2011

The Winners & Mike Bruno (2011)

I had planned on recording the whole show, but my drunk ass had the resolution on my camera too damn high, killing my battery... Speaking of killing things, here are The Winners, killing it on September 14, 2011 in New Brunswick:




And now, everybody's favorite, Mike Bruno and the Black Magic Family Band:








(more photos coming soon... check back later)

04 September 2011

Stranger Danger - Lazy Fuck (2008)

So, I was sitting in a park this morning trying to film the sunrise. I failed. When I realized I had a track that fit the footage, I went back and listened to the rest.

Here's the inspiration to do this,



...and here's the rest of it:
(click for link, .zip of the cd-r)

20 August 2011

Jasper Phantom, In Air, Suicide Magnets @ Alfa Gallery (2011)

I don't remember the last time there was a noise show in New Brunswick. We needed this Jasper Phantom set:


In Air's freakout set was fucking awesome:



and Suicide Magnets once again to end the night in a creep-out freak-out:

01 August 2011

Midnight Creeps and Slaw in New Brunswick (2011)

July 31, 2011.


Holy shit. This is fucking rock and roll. Midnight Creeps out of Providence, RI. Cripplingly awesome. Needed crutches just to get through it. Again, Holy shit.





And once again, a New Brunswick staple, Slaw, rockin' out, sweat flowing, tearin' it up:

31 July 2011

The Grains & Nighty Night @ The Alamo

I only managed to catch part of this show from July 30, 2011, but the stairs at this place aren't very crutches friendly, but dammit, I tried.


First up, from New Brunswick, The Grains:


Next, from Illinois, Nighty Night:



My apologies to the other bands that played, I wanted to catch the rest of it, but my body wouldn't allow it.

Get Yr Phil Fest


Tuesday August 23rd 2011
doors @ 7:30 PM / first band @ 8:00 PM

HUMAN ADULT BAND

EIDETIC SEEING (Brooklyn)

SLAW

ETERNAL FUZZ

@ th' Court Tavern
New Brunswick, NJ
$3-$5 sliding scale

30 July 2011

MV & EE and King Darves, Live at Tumulty's (2011)

After a few changes of venue and dates, this show finally happened, and damn did it rule. I'll post the reason everyone's reading this post first and go with Matt Valentine and Erika Elder, AKA MV&EE





And, of course, the king himself, King Darves killed it, electric style:





Sadly, there is no footage of the Kohoutek set, and the Pots and Powercells video is still on its way to the internets, but to make up for it, here's a minute of us goofin' off after the show in an alleyway. Also, farewell to Caitlin of Pots & Powercells, and best of luck in Texas. It won't be the same without the powerpot.






3JANE Live in New Brunswick (2011)






From the makers of Sparkle Shit, Bog Body, and numerous other New Brunswick staples, and after a bit of delay (I was busy working on a Pots & Powercells DVD & am currently recovering from knee surgery), here y'all go, from July 7, 2011, 3JANE!




06 July 2011

Fairy Chaser, Human Host, & Pink Type (2011)

Not much to say here other than these were shot on June 17, 2011 in New Brunswick, and it took me way longer than it should have to post it all...


Fairy Chaser:



Human Host:



Pink Type:

12 June 2011

MV+EE / Kohoutek / King Darves / Pots and Powercells in NB, NJ, 7.28.11












Thursday July 28th 2011 @ 7pm

MV EE (Ecstatic Peace / Three Lobed Records)
"in fact still orbiting the earth in vermont is matt 'mv' valentine, once the brawn of the tower recordings, and erika 'ee' elder, the CEO of Heroine Celestial Agriculture/The MV & EE Medicine Show, together with their dog zuma they run the child of microtones terran library of exploratory music and sing songs with fellow avatars 'the golden road'. sometimes their own lunar blues, som...etimes fingerstyle noise/space, sometimes lonesome frontier volk...always environments. you will find many are one and they like to jam together within many guitar dimensions/amp realms...respectfully and yours as free folk." Note: Albums on Thurston Moore’s (Sonic Youth) label, Ecstatic Peace. J. Mascis (Dinosaur Jr) plays lead guitar on some of their records!

King Darves (De stijl Records)
"So i would imagine that youd have one look at the photo of King Darves we have here and think "Oh brother! Another guy with a beard getting over what looks like a bad case of the clap and an acoustic guitar. Wheres my axe?" so were not gonna put it up here. (Mystique, dig?) But its really not like that, i tell you! The bedrock of King Darves New Brunswick based concoction is certainly folk based but theres no headband and hes not singing of pixies in the moss. This is somewhere between rolled cigs and the foggy vision of Big Pink from somewhere on Jersey Avenue, or maybe a one-manned Meat Puppets. This kid has really cobbled something together in his kitchen sink! ...the prettiest sound of his deep, rich voice will make you tap yr toes and nod yr head like a little Jersey Goil." - Tony Rettman.

Kohoutek (Prophase Records)
"People interested in music that defies the pop song convention, music that challenges that part of your brain that lies dormant during most aural experiences, need a band like Washington DC’s Kohoutek. This quintet began their wildly meandering journey across the more peripheral realms of free-form psych rock a few years back and from the very beginning they seemed determined to try to cross swathes of interstellar drone, guitar squall and loose, slowly evolving improvisations of drum and bass grooves and squelchy electronics with tapestries of gravitationally flowing darkness. What we get is a sonic bag that is raw, gorgeous, loud, dreamy, dissonant and mystical at the same time, somehow managing to transcend all sorts of seemingly limited genre barriers. Dedicated followers of bands such as the Spacious Mind, SubArachnoid Space and Ash Ra Tempel will for sure want to check these cats out, with a musical style that at its best rarely goes wrong in the live setting." -Mats Gustafsson

Pots & Powercells (dihd/Log Cabin Recordings)
It's hard to say whether Pots & Powercells rose out of the ashes of the dispersed members of experimental street performing act, Buckets & Batteries, or if they're merely in the same mindset; 'space adaptive music' making. Powercells started in the fall of 2009 and has played under a local NJ transit bridge with Finnish sound artist, Kuupuu and performed a set at Avant Fairfax Festival 2010 in Fairfax, VA. Powercells also has released a handful of homespun cassettes and cd-rs.
Members of the Human Adult Band, Mike Bruno and the Black Magic Family Band, Pact of Wolves, The Yets, and several other one-off New Brunswick projects regularly jam with the band, and the rotating cast of characters means you're unlikely to seem the same style jam twice.

@
Tumulty's
361 George St
New Brunswick, NJ

$7-10

11 June 2011

Mirrors and Wires & The Roadside Graves

Every year, the town of Metuchen holds their Junebug Arts festival, every Friday in June. This year, aside from a bunch of dance performances, the bands Mirrors and Wires & The Roadside Graves played, with performances by the Honor Amongst Thieves travelling vaudevillians in the parking lot behind The Raconteur (more events here)


Mirrors and Wires:




The Roadside Graves

27 May 2011

Pots and Powercells, CJ Boyd, & James Christy (2011)

Here's another under the bridge show from May 26, 2011... First up, a band featured many times before, this time adding JoeMazing of The Brown Christmas to the lineup,


Pots and Powercells





Next up, the perpetually touring barefoot bassist,


CJ Boyd





and Finally, everybody's favorite, (playing with along with Sean of the Black Magic Family Band and Jaime of AOI/The Yets),


James Christy

09 May 2011

Two Monster Shows in May '11

Curmudgeon Records' Last Hurrah..

Sat May 21st 2011 7pm

Gondola (Philly Heavy Sabbath Riffs. These guys can play)
Human Adult Band (Zud Pliff on the Milk Maid Maiden Dudd)
Company Corvette (Philly Power Trio with real cool & heavy riffs)

@ Curmudgeon Records
31 W. Main St.
Somerville, NJ

Sad but true. Curmudgeon Records will be closing it's doors soon. We will all miss the digging in Somerville. For me, I've been hipped to some really great punk, garage, glam and power violence by these guys since '95 or so. And they've been carrying (and selling) my band's records since I was playing in High School punk bands. Forever grateful for this store. Will be missed. Come say good bye with these heavy jammers.

***

Underneath th' Bridge Show
Thurs May 26th 2011 6pm

C.J. Boyd (bass guitar environments)
Pots & Powercells (backwards jams. free since '09)

@ Underneath th' Bridge
Highland Park, NJ

***

for more info on these shows message:
tpenn000@Hotmail.com

27 April 2011

Michael Chapman, Darves, Bruno, & Crystal Mountain Music & Tumulty's (2011)

Opening the show was the Crystal Mountain Music Collective (blog here) performing a singer/songwriter-style indie set:




Next up was New Brunswick ex-pat Mike Bruno and his Black Magic Family Band, bringing the creepiness (bandcamp here):





Next we had another New Brunswick ex-pat, King Darves (record here):





...and finally, the reason everybody came out, Michael Chapman, UK folk legend, live, in the flesh ():



24 April 2011

Mattress @ Meat Town (2011)

What better way to polish off the legacy of Meat Town as a show house than to have Mattress fucking kill it?


(watch the whole video for an epic story!)

14 April 2011

Michael Chapman (U.K. Folk Legend) Live in NB


Tues April 26th 2011 7:30Pm
Michael Chapman (U.K. Folk Legend)
King Darves (Destijl Records)
Mike Bruno and his Black Magik Family Band
Sabeel Azam
@ Tumulty's Pub
361 George St
New Brunswick, NJ
21+
$8

12 April 2011

Suicide Magnets & Good Weather @ Dreamcastle (2011)

For James (of The Yets/Scary Poppins/lots of other bands) birthday party on April 2 at Dreamcastle, there was one hell of a show... unfortunately, my camera was not charged enough to catch all of it, so here's what I've got so far:


Suicide Magnets:


Good Weather:

Mike Bruno & Mattress @ The Raconteur (2011)

March 31, Metuchen, NJ... first off, a stripped down version of Mike Bruno and the Black Magic Family Band:



Also playing that night was Mattress, from New Brunswick:

04 April 2011

Post Shower Drip first release; c25


Post Shower Drip is Tony Funfetti's bedroom-recording music project. 
PSD Vol. I: Good Without Clothes c25
Recorded in parts throughout New Brunswick, NJ from '06 - '09.
This is my tribute to all the dogs in my life.

http://www.mediafire.com/?wpps85puuihpx1j



- Also, to download the first 3.5 minutes of PSDII: White People, click the link below.

Happy springtime, everybody

19 March 2011

King Darves (2011)

Live at Princess Fortress, Friday, March 18, 2011:




Oh baby that's what I like!

15 March 2011

14 March 2011

Scary Poppins (2011)

Live @ Dreamcastle in Philadelphia, Scary Poppins is members of The Yets and Mike Bruno's Black Magic Family Band keepin' it creepy...




Recorded on March 13, 2011.

MV EE / King Darves / Mem of Bardo Pond and Kohoutek / Pots and Powercells

Monster Psych Show! Date Tba 2011 8pm.
Venue tba, New Brunswick, NJ

MV EE (Ecstatic Peace / Three Lobed Records)
"in fact still orbiting the earth in vermont is matt 'mv' valentine, once the brawn of the tower recordings, and erika 'ee' elder, the CEO of Heroine Celestial Agriculture/The MV & EE Medicine Show, together with their dog zuma they run the child of microtones terran library of exploratory music and sing songs with fellow avatars 'the golden road'. sometimes their own lunar blues, sometimes fingerstyle noise/space, sometim...es lonesome frontier volk...always environments. you will find many are one and they like to jam together within many guitar dimensions/amp realms...respectfully and yours as free folk."

King Darves (De stijl Records)
"So i would imagine that youd have one look at the photo of King Darves we have here and think "Oh brother! Another guy with a beard getting over what looks like a bad case of the clap and an acoustic guitar. Wheres my axe?" so were not gonna put it up here. (Mystique, dig?) But its really not like that, i tell you! The bedrock of King Darves New Brunswick based concoction is certainly folk based but theres no headband and hes not singing of pixies in the moss. This is somewhere between rolled cigs and the foggy vision of Big Pink from somewhere on Jersey Avenue, or maybe a one-manned Meat Puppets. This kid has really cobbled something together in his kitchen sink! ...the prettiest sound of his deep, rich voice will make you tap yr toes and nod yr head like a little Jersey Goil." - Tony Rettman.

Curanderos
“Psychedelic improvisational explorations from the fried collective minds of various Bardo Pond and Kohoutek members. Kosmische raga drone and lumbering sludge, heavy on analog/homemade electronics and alien percussion, traversing the same hypnodelic territory both bands are known for. No studio recordings exist, but the band has opened for Spectrum, Rat Bastard, and Crazy Dreams Band. RIYL: Ash Ra Tempel, Agitaton Free, Trad Gras Och Stenar, Parson Sound, Taj Mahal Travellers, etc.”

Pots & Powercells
It's hard to say whether Pots & Powercells rose out of the ashes of the dispersal across the East coast of members of Buckets & Batteries, or if they're merely in the same mindset. Started in the fall of 2009 and has played under a local NJ transit bridge with sound artist, Kuupuu (Finland) and a set at Avant Fairfax Festival in Fairfax, VA. Powercells also has released a handful of homespun cassettes and cd-rs.
Members of the Human Adult Band, Bog Body, Pact of Wolves, The Yets, Mike Bruno and the Black Magic Family Band, and several other one-off New Brunswick projects regulary jam with the band, and the rotating cast of characters means you're unlikely to seem the same style jam twice.

10 March 2011

New Brunswick Cover Show

I'll edit this when it isn't nearly 3am and I want to go to bed, but, if you were at it, (February 17, 2011 at an unnamed house on an unnamed street in New Brunswick), here's "The Wipers," "The Jesus and Mary Chain," "T-Rex," and "The Pixies," all fucking killing it in the single longest (lengthwise and time to upload) video we've posted so far: (times when bands start and finish will be posted eventually...)


Fuck Yeah!

Magnet City Kids (2008)

3 years later and I finally posted it... the whole Magnet City Kids set from the Burrito shop from March 22, 2008; enjoy!



07 March 2011

AOI, Ancestral Diet, Taboo (2011)

Live at McCormick's, Sunday, March 6, 2011... All I have to say is sit back and wait for your face to melt off... shit's good.


AOI:



Ancestral Diet:


Taboo:





(Click picture for album of screenshots)

06 March 2011

Dystrophy (2011)

Live @ McCormick's on March 4, 2011... More videos from this show will be posted when I have time to go through them... enjoy

03 March 2011

Th' Summer Dresses (2011)

From no-chord to one-chord to two-chord, and finally, three-chord gunk, I take great pride in letting all y'alls see Th' Summer Dresses.



Fuck yeah.

27 February 2011

Naomi (2007)

I don't know why it took so long to post this one either... over 3 years. Come to think of it, I don't know why I'm posting it at all.


Good luck.



Oh, and I think this is the same night as this show.

Pots and Powercells @ Alfa Art Gallery (2010)

I have no idea why I waited so long to post this,.. it's from November 20, 2010.


Pots and Powercells live at Alfa Art Gallery for the Omega Sound Fix Festival from PAS Music on Vimeo.

20 February 2011

Shameless Self Promoting

Here's a set from 1/22/11; almost a month behind in posting this but it was filmed by to cameras so there's some fancy video tricks here.
First off Ryanay featuring myself and Joemazing (of Brown Christmas fame).


The full set is viewable on the youtubes www.youtube.com/basementsetcetera

Next myself performing as Chalk Harmonica Vibe. One of only a few solo performances I've done, also the first one done using my usual set up of electronic rather than acoustic instruments.


More of this at www.youtube.com/thebrownchristmas
Initially I thought I would only be playing a solo set, however once I realized Joemazing would be in attendance we decided to do an impromptu performance as The Brown Christmas.


and while I'm promoting my own crap...
Check out The Brown Christmas's new album; Subversive Materials www.thebrownchristmas.bandcamp.com
featuring some of the harshest synthesizer work Todd has ever done with The Brown Christmas.

15 February 2011

Neo-Slowjisms (2011)

Here's a very special Valentines Day performance from Neo Slowjisms, a band formed moments before this set featuring myself and K. The name came from a mishearing of words and then a concept was developed for what kind of experience we wanted to give the audience: imagine using these to jerk it.






The carrot pretty much says it all.

Anyway we were going to write some lyrics but the pen we had didn't work and we were writting on a wet bar napkin. So this is what happened.

06 February 2011

Ryanay (2011)

We've posted some of his live stuff before, but this was recorded at a bookstore... how's that for indie cred?... (I gotta stop writing these descriptions after going out to a bar to drink)... Again, here's Ryanay, doing what he does best:... doing what he does... best...?

16 January 2011

Human Adult Band (2011)

Finally, a totally clear and high-res video of th' Adult Band. Here they are gunkin' out at The Charleston, a bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (ha) on January 15, 2011:



10 January 2011

Meat Town (January 9, 2011)

Usually I like to split up posts according to bands, but this time, I'll do the whole show in one post. Mostly because they're all solid, unbroken videos of entire sets.


First up, we've got Brick Mower:



Next up, we've got RSO:


(Intro, for context)

(Full Set)


Next, we've got The Young Leaves, on tour from MA:




And finally, here's Black Wine:

09 January 2011

Fuckin' Pissed (2011)

All the way from Amsterdam (yes, that Amsterdam), Fuckin' Pissed fuckin' killed it last night at McCormick's.


Teen Wolves (2011)

I've been trying to get a recording of them for a while, and finally had the chance to last night.


Teen Wolves. Live @ McCormick's.

Slaw (2011)

Live @ McCormick's Pub in New Brunswick, and as long as my camera battery would last, here's Slaw doin' what they do:


07 January 2011

05 January 2011

Pact of Wolves first release

Pact of Wolves- "Lake Songs" c25




Songs written and recorded by Alvin Lee & Tony Funfetti in our respective attic bedrooms in New Brunswick, NJ 05/10 - 08/10
w/ Dave Bennett (keys and bass) & Axel Brawler (flute)

Artwork, to be uploaded soon, by A. Roque

*Described as "the hipster make-out tape of '10."
 (*citation needed)

03 January 2011

SLAW/WORMEATERS/FUCKIN'PISSED/TEENWOLVES in NB, NJ


This Saturday January 8th 2011 8pm $5

SLAW (Psych Grunge Sludge Punk)
Wormeaters (real hardcore, there's nothing pretty about it.)
Fuckin' Pissed (Beer drinking hardcore band from Holland)
Teen Wolves (The personal is political)

@ McCorrmixx Bar
Somerset St
New Brunswick, NJ