Wednesday, November 21, 2018

LOST GOAT


artist: LOST GOAT (San Francisco, California, USA)
venue: 924 Gilman Street
location: Berkeley, California, USA
date: ?? (1999-2000)
length: 32 minutes

HERE

Saturday, November 3, 2018

DYSTOPIA


artist: DYSTOPIA (Los Angeles/Oakland, California, USA)
venue: 924 Gilman Street
location: Berkeley, California, USA
date: 01 January 1999

HERE
A board recording that suffers slightly from over-dominant vocals, but DYSPOTIA were deadly at this show. "This is the birth of 1999 - a whole lot of shit's gonna break loose probably in the next year...but we'll all do it together, right?"

Friday, October 19, 2018

VIRGIL'S TORMENT

artist: VIRGIL'S TORMENT (??, California, USA)
venue: Mission Records
location: San Francisco, California, USA
date: ?? May 2001
length: 17 minutes

HERE

Saturday, September 15, 2018

DOPESICK


artist: DOPESICK (??)
venue: Mission Records
location: San Francisco, California, USA
date: 20 November 2001
length: 32 minutes

So many bands played Mission Records in the early '00s. Every Saturday and Sunday afternoon there were local bands no one had heard of, touring bands who weren't yet well known but who would become famous, there miscreants and dirtbags and edge kids and teenagers and middle aged tweakers and posit-fastcore bands and stoner sludge bands. Many of the shows were totally "whatever" of course, but there were more than enough life affirming moments to keep us all coming back.  

Sunday, September 9, 2018

NATURECORE



artist: NATURECORE (??, USA)
venue: ??
location: ??
date: 1988/1989
length: 62 minutes

HERE
Who knows anything about this band? the "With Love..." 12" has been in all of the bargain bins since I knew what punk was, but still I know nothing about them. 
spontaneous eruptions of sound


Monday, September 3, 2018

DAN MELCHIOR


artist: DAN MELCHIOR (New York City...or maybe North Carolina? I don't really know)
venue: Philadelphia Records Exchange
location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
date: 2015
length: 53 minutes



Thursday, August 30, 2018

NARCOTICA

artist: NARCOTICA (??)
venue: Mission Records
location: San Francisco, California, USA
date: ?? May 2001
length: 19 minutes

HERE
I swear this band existed in every medium-to-large sized North American city in the '00s, but I also swear that NARCOTICA, based on this recording, was better than most of them.