Slinking our way down to the Big Gym for the Big Show, my colleague and myself, after sorely shelling out $10 for tickets that could have been half as much if we had not been the lazy underachievers we are, I overheard a rasp from my right. “Hey dudes,” the voice grated, stopping us in our tracks like a whistle does a pretty girl. We turned to face another degenerate, much like ourselves, bloodshot eyes peering over his glasses, face begging for me to hold him down and carve off his scraggly facial hair with whatever surgical tool I could locate the fastest. We gave the poor creature our societally required “Oh, hey,” but before the “h” of “hey” even fully lunged out of our throats, he reached into his pocket and slid out a mysterious parcel. Fearing it to be a knife, I instinctively reached to throw my colleague in front of me as a shield, but luckily for him out of this sleeve the degenerate pulled out not a knife but rather a cassette tape, that obsolete device of yore that now only exists on clearance rack belts at Rue 21. We nodded in feigned comprehension as he muttered something about releasing these sometime soon and a record label in Moscow. While he looked down for a moment to gaze upon his sacred rectangle, we ran for our lives.
So, uh, I guess Colin Manjoney ‘13 is releasing some cassettes soon, along with a possible digital download through some label in Moscow?
Well, well. So much stuff going on this weekend and the days leading up to it. Allow me to get my SkidmoreUnofficial on.
THURSDAY: Lively Lucy’s Open Mic night at Falstaff’s. The last one of the year so get out there and play/listen to people play.
FRIDAY: Behemoth Music Festival at Putnam Den. There are a bunch of cool bands playing but the one this blog really cares about is Los Elk, Putnam vets and you already know about that whole album thing. $10 for those of you over 21, $15 for the rest of y’all unfortunate fucks. Doors at 8:30, show at 9:00.
Hunger Benefit Concert featuring Good Neighbor, Skinny White Folk, and Noah Whiteside, a local Saratoga musician. Grilled cheese sandwiches will be present.
Oh and keep your ears peeled for word of shows from Mugsy Boges and HAP this weekend…
poster by Garrett Evans
It’s here and it sounds just as sick as you would expect. Listen and hey, maybe even throw these guys a few bucks. They deserve it.
The eastern sea cave that I record music in has gotten a bit full lately so I thought I’d release two tracks that have been gathering dust in my itunes for a month. I will sporadically add more tracks to the album over the next few months when I finish them. Check back often for new music doodz.
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Thursday at 8. 10 minute sets. Winner plays Earth Day Festival on April 20th. The stakes are high.
Bedfellows: Beautiful folk rock by Beatlemore vets. Oh and they have a single!
Bob Villain: Some sort of synth-y, hop-hoppy stuff. Unforuntately I couldn’t make it to their debut show at Oak D last weekened, but apparently it was pretty cool.
Bo Peep and the Funk Sheep: Get funky. They killed it opening for Evolfo Doofeht and have played Fun Day, Beatlemore, and much more. Word is that a single is coming out in a few weeks as well.
Good Neighbor: Sweet jazz-funk featuring three freshmen. An all-around very talented group that will be sure to have you tapping your feet. Groovy, man.
Spare Tires: Funk emo? Post-grunge jam band? Some other equally strange combination of genres? Also, they need a bassist, so uh yeah.
Trophy Wives: People at Skidmore dread math, but they really shouldn’t dread math rock. Their recently released EP is super tight and shows off some serious beauty and technical skill.
Tucker Connelly: Pop-folk singer-songwriter Tucker Connelly will now be backed by a full band. I’m excited to hear what they do with his frequently emo-tinted, catchy, hooky folk rock anthems.
Yo Soy Milk: Isn’t Seamus in jail or something?
Come rock out.
Yup, you heard it here first. On April 3rd (two weeks from today), HAP will be releasing their debut album, and right here we have the first single. Catchy yet quirky, with plenty of bleep-bloops for you bleep-bloop lovers. Can’t wait for the album.
the single was taken down and replaced with the new album. check it.FYM