Sunday, November 14, 2010

11/17/10 Hjertestop (Denmark) in Columbus @LOD

flyer by Andy.

@The Legion Of Doom
1579 Indianola Ave.

Hjertestop pedo-space page: here

Great, catchy K-town punk comes to Columbus! This will probably be the Legion show of the year for me. Can't wait to see them in a smaller show setting. I saw them a couple years ago in Austin, TX at a big fest and they were great. This should be even better. Don't miss out!

Saturday, November 13, 2010



Wretched started playing around 1980 in Milan, Italy. To this day, this band's intensity and rawness is matched by few. "Chaos non musica" was never more appropriate- the vocals are maniacal and the drums just sound like they are falling apart. Their passion is also shown on their releases, the records come with multiple inserts filled with writings about music and politics. Italy's history is smacked with political upheaval, so the Anarchist writings should come as no surprise. I am not sure what caused these fellows to want to play the demented music akin to a building crumbling from the top down...maybe a reaction to Italy's progressive rock scene of 70s and the dire circumstances of the realities of their daily lives?

Most people that I know found out about this band through the great P.E.A.C.E. 2x12" compilation. I don't remember specifically, but I would imagine that Pushead wrote his fair share about them.

Unfortunately, this great band's records are difficult to find, so snatch up whatever you can get your hands on! I am not a fan of bootlegs, but I think there are probably some legitimate compilations or reissue CDs floating around (I have a comp tape in my distro with them on it right now...The Ripping Thrash tape, reissued by Social Napalm). Of course, there are mp3s around, I'm sure, for the 21st century p0nx. There isn't much that I can really say that hasn't been documented elsewhere, so enjoy these pieces of eye and ear candy!

Not sure if they have any demo recordings floating around out there, I would love to hear them, if so. Get in touch!!


Wretched / Indigesti split 7" (Autoproduzione, 1982)
Their material on this is probably their most insane sounding...I am still looking for a copy of this if anyone wants to unload! :)

In Nome Del Loro Potere Tutto È Stato Fatto 7" (Autoproduzione, 1983)
Recently bootlegged, heard it was relatively well done, don't know if the band received anything from it. However, this EP is included on 'The Furious Years Of Italian Hardcore Punk' CD, issued in 1995, I think this was a legitimate release.

Finira Mai 7" (Autoproduzione, 1983)
Fantastic release, with classic artwork. The title translates roughly to 'Never Ending.'

Libero Di Vivere Libero Di Morire 12" LP (Chaos Produzioni, 1984)
Here, you hear them start to tighten up a bit, starting to lose their ramshackle feel, still great though. This is the last record before they start going for a more metal sound. The last two records, I don't own and haven't heard them in a long time, so I can't really comment on them. The insane rawness is gone, but I would think that it is unavoidable to an extent, after playing together for 6 years, you're natually going to get tighter as a band and be forced to evolve. I don't have these next ones, but would like to!

La Tua Morte Non Aspetta 12" (Chaos Produzioni, 1986)

In Controluce 7" (Chaos Produzioni, 1988)

Finally, enjoy this great video of Wretched playing in 1984. Catch the Motorhead riff in there, in between songs.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

KAKKA-HÄTÄ 77 U.S. Tour 2010

KAKKA-HÄTÄ 77 from Finland made it into the country safely, catch this awesome band if you can.

10/30 - NYC, Acheron//57 Waterbury St//Brooklyn, NY//11206 (Hellshock/Age afterparty)

10/31 - Albany, NY//Valentine's// 17 New Scotland Ave.//12208 (w/ Social Cirkle)

11/1 - Buffalo, NY//99 Custer St. House Gig//(Bands TBC)

11/2 - Cleveland, OH//Now That's Class//11213 Detroit Cleveland, OH//(Bands TBC)

11/3 - Indianapolis, IN//The Dojo//2207 N. College Ave (W/ Culo)

11/4 - Chicago, IL (House Gig TBC)

11/5 - Milwaukee, WI//The Outhouse//2617 N. Pierce (w/ Holy Shit!)

11/6 - Minneapolis, MN// Rat Hole House gig

11/7 - St. Louis, MO//(House Gig TBC)

11/8 - Kansas City, MO.

11/9 - off

11/10 - Austin, TX// Mohawk Club//912 Red River//Austin, TX// (w/ Deskoncidos)

11/11 - New Orleans, LA cannery row 7pm sharp 2049 broadway new orleans

11/12 - Atlanta, GA

11/13 - Raleigh, NC

11/14 - Richmond, VA

11/15 - Washington, DC (House Gig TBC)

11/16 - Philadelphia (Bar show with Easy Action)

11/17 - New Brunswick, NJ 71 delafield secret police, acid reflux, katta hata, kicking spit

11/18 -Easthamton, Massachusetts flywheel in Easthampton 43 Main St

11/19 - Boston, MA//Mass Art//621 Huntington Ave// (w/ Social Cirkle)

11/20 - NYC//Tommy's Tavern// 1041 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY// (w/ Rat Face and Cider)

HJERTESTOP (Denmark) 2010 U.S. Tour

Hjertestop 2010 U.S. Tour

If you love that Copenhagen punk (Amdi Petersens Arme, No Hope For The Kids, Young Wasterners, etc), don't miss out! Here is another great K-town punk band coming through.

"Their new record, Musik For Dekadente Orer 7" will be available at all of the gigs in an edition of 200 with hand screened covers. Due to the first batch of test presses being rejected the full press won't be available until the tour is over, sorry. I'll have a full distro at every gig so come out and say hi. Up next on Fashionable Idiots will be a 12" from Cleveland's Folded Shirt, IQs will plummet!"
-Fashionable Idiots

Nov 01- Minneapolis, MN @ Memory Lanes w/ In Defence, Brain Tumors
Nov 03- Milwaukee, WI @ Y Not III w/ Nato Coles, Blue Diamond, Uh Oh, Reset Button
Nov 04- Chicago, IL @ Spider Skull Island w/ Manipulation, Kata Hatta 77, Acid Reflux, Canadian Rifle
Nov 05- Cleveland, OH @ Now Thats Class w/ Bill Bondsmen, Toxic Holocaust, Pigsticker
Nov 06- Albany, NY @ Valentines w/ Germ Attack, Anal Warhead
Nov 07- Cambridge, MA @ MN House w/ Male Nurses, Boston Strangler
Nov 07- Providence, RI @ Castlevania w/ White Load, Lifers, I Abor
Nov 08- Brooklyn, NY @ the Charleston w/ Nomos, Crazy Spirit, Secret Police
Nov 09- Brooklyn, NY @ the Acheron w/ Crazy Sprit, Night Birds, Cervix
Nov 10- New Brunswick, NJ @ Rock N Roll High School w/ Long Pigs, Secret Police, Loose Ends
Nov 11- Washington, DC @ La Casa w/ Coke Bust, Dry Spell, Copstabber
Nov 12- Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Mob 47, Direct Control, Black Age, Doomsday
Nov 13- Philadelphia, PA @ Gold Coast Lounge w/ Blood Bomber, Stockpile, Leather
Nov 14- Baltimore, MD @ Sonar w/ DRI, Triac, Deep Sleep, Women
Nov 16- Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 17- Columbus, OH @ Legion of Doom w/ Silo, Fratricide, Mugger
Nov 18- St Louis, MO
Nov 19- Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge w/ Mouth Breathers, the Freds
Nov 20- Minneapolis, MN @ Rathole w/ Getting Even, Scaphe, Much Worse