Godflesh - Live at Irving Plaza, NYC - 4/10/14

It’s entirely factual to say that I’ve been waiting to see Godflesh live for over half my life. At 40, that’s no short wait, and I’m happy to say they did not disappoint. The set pulled mostly from their early catalog, focusing mostly on Streetcleaner and Pure era material. Setlist below:

1. Like Rats 

2. Christbait Rising 

3. Streetcleaner

4. Tiny Tears

5. Spite 

6. Mothra

7. Avalanche Master Song 

8. Monotremata 

9. Bigot 

10. Pure 

11. Crush My Soul 

12. Love Is a Dog from Hell

ANTEMASQUE - PEOPLE FORGET

Antemasque is the newest band of former ATDI/Mars Volta duo Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala. The band also features professional supergroup member Flea on bass. People Forget was released today and there are a couple additional new tracks on their Bandcamp page.

Listen/purchase: PEOPLE FORGET by ANTEMASQUE

This is a Trent Reznor Song - Parody video
I’ve been a huge fan of NIN from day one. I remember watching the video for “Down In It” on MTV before school one morning in 1989, and my dad walking in to tell me to “turn off that rap music.” It made me so angry that he didn’t understand the brilliance of Trent Reznor that I connected with at 15 years old.

Over the years Trent has shown a lot of diversity within the sounds of NIN, but his compositions are unmistakably his no matter which direction he takes them. This video humorously highlights some of the more common tropes associated with Trent and NIN. Pretty funny. 

Syd Barrett - Crazy Diamond Box Set - 1993
Another cool Syd Barrett collection, which I purchased as soon as it came out back in 1993. Included are Barrett, The Madcap Laughs and Opel, all with additional bonus material. Also in the box is a 24-page color book documenting Syd’s career from early Pink Floyd up through his later solo efforts. 

I picked up a few records earlier this week, including Medium Medium’s The Glitter House, An Introduction to Syd Barrett (2 LP set featuring remastered/remixed/alt versions of Barrett penned tracks), and the seminal late 80’s Nothing Short of Total War compilation on Blast First. 

I picked up a few records earlier this week, including Medium Medium’s The Glitter House, An Introduction to Syd Barrett (2 LP set featuring remastered/remixed/alt versions of Barrett penned tracks), and the seminal late 80’s Nothing Short of Total War compilation on Blast First. 

Sannhet - March 20th, 2014 at Saint Vitus
Opening for Philly buzz band, Nothing, Brooklyn’s Sannhet played a crushing set of atmospheric/doomy/blackmetal inspired heaviness. My photos of Nothing were virtually nothing, so I’m not posting them here. I also picked up vinyl from both bands - Sannhet’s on a cool splatter record and Nothing’s on a classic white vinyl.