Release Show @ Cafe Hey

28 01 2011


This Saturday, I’ll be coming back to my home turf to play with some of my favorite music makers of 2011. I’ll also be coming with my 2nd full length too ‘The Nullifiers’ on cassette. See ya then (maybe).

-Madame Mercury live @ BAR, Miami


-Haves & Thirds @ Mojo’s, Nov 2010


-Gem of Skin @ Lou’s 2007


Doses of Awesome

6 05 2010

Ok, so this is another one of those ain’t nothin’ but youtube posts, but this time it’s nothing but Florida fiends hitting the right spots at the right time.

Here’s a dose of videos that Andrew Chadwick put together of footage from the last spot of the INC tour in Gainesville. I came there with the Orlando crew and (surprise surprise) we got there quite late…. nevertheless, we made it alive through a horrible thunder storm, flooded streets and a blackout through half of downtown. Blame it on God or blame it on the Squelchers.

International Noise Conference USA Tour 2010: Gainesville

a couple I selected:

-Gem of Skin (Orlando) by Monik Markus

-Laundry Room Squelchers by MM

-Alien Overmind playing ‘Enemy Responded’

-Alien Overmind playing ‘New Athens.’ Both videos by Chris Miller

Videos From Cafe Show #8

This show set up by Brigid was undoubtedly awesome. MLU’s last show (in awhile, not pulling a Jay-Z/Cher here, but awhile could mean a long time….), Lazy Magnet and some Florida legends played this night. Haves and Thirds’ set was dedicated to the death and legacy of Guru of Gang Starr and Skeleton Warrior had a new song up their sleeve which gave me the shrills of their skills of harsh beats with dance pop. I almost broke my glasses, AGAIN, but this time it was entirely my fault for getting a little too head throbbing during MLU’s wraith wrecking set. If you missed this you missed out! Here’s just the MLU footage but check out Brigid’s page for more.

-MLU @ Cafe Hey #8, Spring 2010. Video by Brigid


12 09 2009


Merchandise – S/T EP


While 2008 isn’t exactly old news, I don’t have any early material from any of these Tampa dudes’ solo projects at the moment. Merchandise is Carson C, David V, and Patrick B, and together with their love of post-punk, post-hardcore and other artistically inclined records of our time, they create an energy field marking of their own. Carson’s singing has a certain natural poetic feel to it that goes along perfectly with the Mission of Burma shaded bass lines, sweet as a feather but sharp as a knife sounding guitar riffs and simplistic, ‘go with the flow with force’ drum patterns.

I was quite impressed by the recording quality of this release, especially for a 1st album. I’m a lo-fi, dirty mess music lover at heart, but it’s still refreshing to listen to something rinsed out and well constructed together. And as I mentioned before, this album would be ideal to bring to listen to on a road trip along with Mission of Burma’s ‘Signals, Calls and Marches,’ Dinosaur Jr. and Husker Du. Also to mention…. last time I saw them live, they covered one of my favorite Wipers’ songs, ‘Mystery!’ Download was taken from punk loving icoulddietomorrow‘s blogspot. Similar Tampa/Orlando bands: Dads, Spirit Bomb, Dave Vassalotti, and Dead Horse Detective Agency.


Track Listing

1. ______

2. I’m Still Right

3. Target

4. Kill The Light

5. Moving Out

6. It’s A Man’s World

Also to mention, if you see any links from the past that are broken, that’s because I was using ZSHARE and I didn’t realize files submitted on there are only temporary. I’ll be fixing this soon; I’m going to change every download I’ve posted to mediashare (waaaay better) and post everything on one post soon. I’ll make download links a lot easier to find too. If there’s anything that anyone wants right away, just let me know and I’ll fix it sooner.