Homemade Drugs are in it to win it, all
the way. Moving through life’s social insecurities and uneasiness,
somewhere in that space, amongst the unwanted furniture, is a plan. Homemade Drugs are grabbing their moment
and not looking back, only ahead. Ahead to Saturday’s release of their
self-titled, self-released 10-song album. Ahead to vinyl plans, which are forming
nicely with Youngstown, Ohio’s Lion’s Care Recordings. Ahead to whatever
In the next month or so, The Long Gones will re-enter the studio and take the first step in a process to further their resurgence. But first they join The Customs (whose notorious hit "Long Gone" gave the band its name) and The Cynics for a record release party Friday to celebrate Get Hip Records' vinyl reissue of the band's anthological CD from Shake It Records (with two bonus cuts). What's next after that is known only to them.
On their new CD, 'Permission to Land,' you can really hear the many different layers of the White Girls' sound. Bringing to mind Joy Division and The Stooges, with Captain Beefhart-type structuring and the upfront, impersonal delivery of bands like The Hot Snakes, the album is pure sonic danger.
Billy Catfish (aka Lil' Billy Catfish or, more recently, Billy Catfish Orchestra) hasn't "re-made himself," as he will tell you, but he just spends less time wondering if you care about his views of Fruitarians (or if his jeans are designer enough for you or if he's saying all the correct things to say).
Slater is a man that by his own admission has been in servitude to Rock & Roll for his entire life. He carries dual citizenship and was originally born in Canada on an island that he claims has since disappeared.
Once upon a time … nah, don’t worry. This isn’t one of those stories. This isn’t a fairy tale and it isn’t going to be written as one. You can interpret tragedy in a number of different ways. You can see lessons and morals and realize everything could be one or the other.
It's all about the new 'Theory of Modern Isolation.' With the onset of all this break-neck advancement of technology, anybody can do just about anything, including music, with the touch of a button in even the most darkest of bedrooms, basements or converted living rooms. Fuxter Schittly tells me that DEVO wouldn't have come together if they had all these buttons, switches and power-strips around. I agree.
My search, aided by Al Gore's trusty inter-web, lasted about two and a half minutes. That's longer than most Order 66 songs, but that's OK. My feeble attempts at research are shadowed only by my limited amount of knowledge. Drummer Alex Kuhling wastes no time in his efforts, quickly grabbing a freshly washed glass and mixing equal parts Blue PowerAde and Sierra Mist together.
Tuesday at Bogart's
A couple of years ago I missed an opportunity to see a band called Mclusky. Reports using loaded language reached me — the show was “totally awesome” and “great” and “shitass phenomenal” and all that kind of stuff. But one person in particular, Erin Proctor (of local band Eat Sugar at the time), said it was one of the best shows that she had ever seen.
The Future of the Left hail from the UK, but don’t hold that against them. Definitely designed for fans of Les Savy Fav, Butthole Surfers and US Maple, FOTL plays Bogarts with Against Me! and Ted Leo and the Pharmacists. 7:30 p.m. $18.