Friday, October 19, 2018


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


Saturday, September 15, 2018


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


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

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


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


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

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. 

Friday, August 10, 2018


artist: ARTIMUS PYLE (San Francisco, California, USA)
venue: Radio Free Records
location: San Jose, California, USA
date: 22 August 1999
length: 17 minutes

The bass sounds like total shit, and my vocals sound like I was a fukkn child (I was 26), but we were kinda on fire this night - especially Scottzy - and the fifth track is my four favorite pre-Jensen ARTIMUS PYLE songs all stacked on top of each other (though "A Man" was a FUCKFACE song that ARTIMUS PYLE rarely played live). 

Monday, July 16, 2018


artist: AMERICAN HATE (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA)
venue: American House
location: ??
date: ?? 2016
length: 13 minutes