Monday, August 28, 2006

Futuristic Sex Robotz


Simply put Futuristic Sex Robotz is the greatest band to come out of Seattle since Nirvana, and the greatest rap band ever in the history of the multiverse. I'm totally serious here. If you don't believe me, then you can download their album Hotel Coral Essex for free. This Nerdcore band blew me away, with there hardcore nerd references to everything from the mac os 7.5 to Internet porn to mono chrome screens to 56k modems. Combining deliciously offensive lyrics and real social issues in the nerd community, Futuristic Sex Robotz proves to be lyrical and musical geniuses.These guys are the mother fucking shit, and if you don't agree they'll probably burn you in a van. Right now stop, what your doing and go download the fucking album. It will only take a second or two and then you can go back to the Internet porn while it downloads.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

LGDM Music Show Episode 3

Episode 3: August 16, 2006

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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Dawn Xiana Moon

Dawn Xiana Moon

I was able to listen to 4 songs by Ms. Moon including "Freedom", "Self-Destructive (If I Ran Away)", "Unyielding (Song of Songs), and "Walkaway". I was almost hit with a feeling of Deja Vu. I have spent many evenings relaxing (or crying during my worst) to Sarah McLachlan, but I did eventually get tired of her. I like Sarah McLachlan, but I'm just tired of her music. So I guess in a way I'm tired of that sound, which this music is.

Dawn's vocals are really good, the music is well composed, and the lyrics are McLachlan-esque, but there is just something about her music that highly annoys me but i just can't put my finger on it. If I heard this music 7 years ago while I lived in Buffalo, NY, when I had my tickets to Lilith Fair in my hand I would have probably loved it, but alas this is 2006 and not 1999.

I give 2 1/2 out of 5 stars

He's Hers

He's Hers

A true Hip-Hop artist! Whether handling the mic or controlling the mixing boards. He's Hers is Chris Brown; an emcee and producer from Irvine, CA (I'm necessarily sure of this). On his site he has over thirty mp3s available for download most of them without vocals. I think that if he were smart he would copyright those without vocals with the Creative Commons Copyright, that way other emcees could use his beats and still have to give him credit where its due. In my opinion Chris Brown is doing a much better job than other emcee/producers KanYe West, NERD, etc. His music is very original, i've never really heard any other rap/hip-hop beats like these before. His rhymes also flow very well, it almost seems effortless. We will be hearing much more of him in the upcoming years. Checkout "Vanity Press", "Today", and "You Are There".

I give 3 1/2 out of 5 stars

Guy Michetti

Guy Michetti

NYC alt-country musician who writes well crafted and structured music in the vein of Ryan Adams, and Bruce Springsteen. He currently has two cds available for purchase: "All In My Mind" and "Headin' For The Crossroads". I was able to listen to about four or five songs from each album and every song is quite enjoyable. My favorite songs from what I listen too were "Dont Learn War" and "On the Steps of St. Josephs". This is a working man and womens music; and you'd expect to see him on VH1 Storytellers. I also feel a bit of the newer Tom Waits cds, maybe you'll be able to hear it too. And unlike a lot of bands Mr. Michetti has quite a bit of his songs available for download and/or listen.

I give 4 out of 5 stars

Saturday, August 12, 2006

The First Punic War: Unicorn EP

The First Punic War: Unicorn EP

The First Punic War is not only first of three battles fought between Carthage and Rome, but a band. And just like these wars, the band rides huge fucking elephants into battle. If this band had led Carthage instead of Hannibal maybe the Roman Empire would have never existed and Africa would be the center of the modern world as opposed to Europe.

The First Punic War
is the vision of performer J. Warden who started the band in 1998, and has recorded five albums since; Unicorn is the one I am going to review.

Though only an EP, Unicorn (released on failURE RecOrds), has 3 highly unique, modern, fast-paced, and even slightly primative songs. "Unicorn" has pace filled-in with reckless abandon; "Simon the Sailor" kind of scares me; and "Punk Rock" is an hardcore electronic gem. This music could and will be legendary, and I highly expect this music to become a cult phenomenon, among true music afficinados; kind of like Weezers "Pinkerton" to the emo-kids.

I honestly cannot think of another band who really compares to them; Akimbo, the Bronx, Ninety Pound-Wuss come to mind but, this is a true indie treasure, those other bands, though good, can't compare. You should really take a listen to this disk, or better yet buy it. This is real balls-out music, with no apologies, and no remorse. It's about fucking time.

I'm going to do something I said I'd never do on reviews, I'm giving the Unicorn EP a:
6 out of 5 stars

Monday, August 7, 2006

Gunter

Gunter

I like this guy. If he had all his music available I'd listen to it alot more though. Gunter primarily plays folk / acoustic music, but with his lyrics being so well written without being seemingly forcefully poetic like a lot of folk musicians. He doesn't limit himself to just folk though, his album also contains alt-country, experimental, rock, indie sound. Gunter seems to take more blues sensibility within his music; meaning he seems to actually have some fun making it. This is an album that you could sit and chill too. I would love to play his music on our podcast but none of it is downloadable. But, Gunter is still a smart man, he lets you listen to his whole album for free. I cannot stress how good Gunter is.

I give 4 out of 5 stars

Tommy Dynamite and the Blastingcaps

Tommy Dynamite and the Blastingcaps

Well, like Folk music, Blues is really hard to find originality. Okay, here is where my bias comes in, I like the blues. I love the way you unconsciously start to bob your head to the music, the blunt but good lyrics. Blues is music that almost anybody can understand. Shit, this is the roots of rock and rap. The blues demand respect. TDBC has 3 pretty good songs available for listen and download, and each one is quality. I'd say my personal favorite out of the three is "Say Goodbye to the Blues" but "I'm a Bluesman" is good too with its self-depricating lyrics. This music makes me want to sit in a smoke-filled bar with a glass of cheap whiskey.

I give them 3 out of 5 stars

Steve Taylor

Steve Taylor

Folk music from Berkeley, CA....well isn't that unheard of. Okay, Mr. Taylor isn't that bad. He is a good guitarist, and his lyrics are typically poetic like most folk musicians. Now, just so you know I don't hate Folk but it's just that it seems very hard to come across original folk. Well, I really don't know what to say. He only has two songs available for play/download, so maybe I just don't have enough to create an intelligent analysis of his music. But, alas, if you do thoroughly enjoy folk/acoustic music check him out.

I give Steve Taylor 2 out of 5 stars

Lorus

Lorus

I am happy to have recieved an email from this band. Fantastic music hailing from Chicago, Illinois. No, they are not available for download but you can still give them a listen. Labeling themselves as rock, experimental, and ambient; they live up to it. You know, unlike the bands that list themselves and a punkband but only have one punk song in their whole fucking catalog. Their song "Hut Hut Hut" kind of reminds me of Tool, while "Parasitic Twin", in my opinion, is an instrumental masterpiece. I could hear Maynards howls deep within their music, even without any vocals. Lorus is ART

I give them 4 stars out of 5

Geoff Antonio & the iLL fUNK nATION

Geoff Antonio & the iLL fUNK nATION

Hip-Hop? Funk? Latin? Call it what you will, but the Ill Funk Nation is making some good music. No, I am not the biggest hip-hop/rap fan, but I can recognize good shit, and well This is some good shit. Reminiscent of Ozomatli's "Street Signs" What separates this group from other hip-hop groups is its use of intelligent lyrics with and actual fucking band. Yes, they play their own music. On the bands site they list their sound as "Total Original Sound", and while lots of bands say this hardly any of them follow through with it, but Geoff Antonio & the Ill Funk Nation do it. Now if only they actually had their songs on myspace available for download as opposed to just being able to listen to them. Check them out and hand them some support.

I give them 3 1/2 stars out of 5

Sunday, August 6, 2006

The Pubcrawlers

Our player is always playing random songs varying in quality (shit..good...fantastic). So after ten to twenty shit songs a song called "the Last Saskatchewan Pirate" played; I was instantly elated, quality at last. When I realized that I had five other songs by the same band of course I checked them out also. I was overjoyed. It's always great when you discover a band that you've never heard before, and especially when they're really, really good. The Pubcrawlers are just that, and are now being played constantly in my apartment, especially when drinking is occuring which is often.The Pubcrawlers are a Celtic influenced punk-band who have definitely similarities with the Dropkick Murphy's, The Pogue's, The Real McKenzie's, Flogging Molly, and The Business. From what I've noticed most people either hate Celtic-Punk or they absolutely love it; I happen to be one of the latter. To me Celtic-Punk is symbolic of the working class, class struggle, and of course having a good time. This symbolism is prevalent in the Pubcrawlers music. They're able to write songs that each have a different feel to them, which I appreciate. If you like the Dropkick Murphy's, the Real McKenzie's, Flogging Molly, the Business, and the Pogue's you will love the Pubcrawlers; but although you can throw them in the Celtic-Punk genre you will find that this band actually has their own sound. This is a band I wish would play in the Seattle area; Shit, if I had a bigger apartment I put them up for a night or two. God-damn, they've played in the UK in the Holidays in the Sun Festival with the greats and legends of punk, but they can't get out here to play a show. A message to Northwest venues GIVE THESE GUYS A SHOW OUT HERE!!!!!!!!!!! This is a band worthy of having me wear their t-shirt, shit this is a band that deserves everybody wearing their t-shirts, in fact I'm gonna order one with my next check. We need more bands like this, bands that play great fucking music, bands with an ounce of originality, bands that perfectly accentuate a pint of Guinness, bands that deserve to have their t-shirt worn.

Note to Band: Play a show in Seattle....PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!! A definate 5 out of 5 Stars

Saturday, August 5, 2006

Wookie Pussy - Sexy Bitches

Unlike their name most of the songs from "Wookie Pussy" are forgettable. There is one brilliant exception. That is the song "Sexy Bitches". Words can not effectively describe this song, so I'm not even going to try. What I can say, is that everyone at LGDM loves this song. We have been playing this song inside the LGDM offices, everyday nonstop for a week . This song is crack. You know you shouldn't really be enjoying it, but damn its so fuckin good.

Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Eagles of Death Metal Free Live CD


Eagles of Death Metal may be the best band of all time. They certainly are the best band making music today. Nobody rocks harder. Warning this music will cause SROS (Sudden Rock Out Syndrom). Not only does this band rock at least as twice as hard the devil, they are fuckin smart too. They have released thier live album for free download on there site EofDM. Download it NOW!!! And tell your friends too!




Eagles of Death Metal: Live at Slims

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The Eagles of Death Metal: Josh, Tim, and Jesse

  1. IntroSize:567KB
  2. Bad Dream MamaSize:2.82MB
  3. Kiss the Devil (Who Will?)Size:2.45MB
  4. So EasySize:3.50MB
  5. Wastin' My TimeSize:2.88MB
  6. English GirlSize:2.64MB
  7. Already DiedSize:2.79MB
  8. Stuck in the Metal With YouSize:3.24MB
  9. Miss Reprezentin' (Miss Alissa)Size:1.95MB
  10. Whorehoppin' (Shit Goddamn, I'm a Man?)Size:3.62MB
  11. Speaking in TonguesSize:3.24MB
  12. I Only Want YouSize:2.95MB

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