Sunday, December 21, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Couple of things:
1. I know very few people have checked this out so far, but I am going to try to post more.
2. Went and saw Gatorface Friday night. Played at this warehouse by downtown Orlando, The Black Box Collective. It reminded me of the old days, back when Brodies Warehouse was around. If you are ever in town, check out there myspace page for show info. It is at the corner of Central and Paramore. Have Heart, Ceremony, and Blacklisted are playing there on the 25th.
Monday, March 17, 2008
New Mexican Disaster Squad - Second Demo
So, I was originally going to put up a picture of the pre-NMDS band Community Service, but I don't have those pictures on my computer. Anyway, this is the squads second demo, which ended up being released as the split CD with Destination Daybreak. Song names are missing on 2 of the tracks, those are the two that did not make the CD. Of course, NMDS goes on from this to tour the world, become semi-well known, and still not able to pay the bills with the band. I don't know what to say about these guys, really......I hardly ever see them anymore but Sam and Richard are two guys I will consider to be friends forever.
Anyway, here is the demo:
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Released on Intention Records. We will start with Culture. Edge? Check. Vegan? Check. Metal? Check. South Florida had their very own Metal core edge band in Culture. This split features Demian on vocals, who later sang for Morning Again and after that As Friends Rust. They had a pretty good interview in an older issue of Inside Front, where Demian discusses his views on the environment, straight edge, and our place in the world.
Roosevelt, on the other hand, are emo. No, not emo as in My Chemical Romance, but emo in the tradition of Revolution Summer. I have only heard 4 songs of theirs, and this is easily my favorite. Featuring shouted vocals, singing, chunky parts, and more. Truly one of Florida's great unheard of bands. Again, I have only heard 4 songs, but every one of them are killer. The other 3 were released on Boxcar Records, and I believe can still be purchased from No Idea Records.
Saturday, March 8, 2008
So, here is a fairly rare record for all you Discount collectors. Andrew Chadwick ran a label here called Boxcar Records, and his first release was going to be a CD compilation titled "My Mom Likes These Songs". Andrew put together the comp and sent it out to get pressed. Problem was, he went through Mike Warden (CTW Records) to get this done. Mike, being the scumbag that he is, took the money and never pressed the CD.
After several months of going back and forth, a benefit show was held at the old schoolhouse in Vero Beach to raise money to press it. The show was a success, even though it WAS a bit of a fiasco, with the venue change at the last minute. The money was raised to press the cd.
Amazingly enough, after pressure from Var at No Idea and other people, Mike sent the money back (or the finished cds'??) and all of a sudden Andrew had all this extra cash. So, he made this 7", featuring the bands who played the benefit show, and gave it out for free around the state. I would venture to say that a lot of these were left in cars and melted, or thrown away.
Here is the track listing:
1. Stizzle - Pointless Pencil
2. Flatspots - Richie Vicious
3. Wolfdaddys - Blown Away
4. Discount - Golden Girls
5. Stizzle - Lil' Susy
The vinyl to CD rip sounds like crap, sorry about that, also, listen all the way through after Lil' Susy (Which is a horrible song) and here a funny answering machine message from Mike Warden. (Really, I just listened to it again, this rip sounds like garbage....just warning you....)
Friday, March 7, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
So, when I first started going to shows in Orlando, the first local band I saw was Stizzle. They were this crazy ska-punk band that I thought were really good. One of my friends even tried out to be one of their horn players, but ended up flaking out on them, as well as me later on in life. The reason I bring this up is that I saw them open for a "bigger" band, and after meeting them, I made the drive out to see them play at this little coffee shop out on Highway 50 that I can't remember the name of now.
Anyway, at that show I saw Blackhead for the first time. They were awesome. Pop Punk craziness, led by guys in jumpsuits and underwear on their head. The drummer would get naked and run around, the songs were silly.....good times. This was their second seven inch, and they also released a full length, which I may upload at some point.
The Kosmo Kramers were an instrumental band. Surf music. They were good, although the recording does not give them justice.
So, after doing some searching through the various listings of MP3 blogs, I could not find anything dedicated to the great Sunshine State.
This will be used to archive and get out of print and hard to find or little known music form Florida bands out there. Please feel free to email me with suggestions, I by no means have a complete history of Florida bands, and am always looking for stuff.
Hope you all enjoy, and for those of you who were here, are here, or want to be here, this is for you.