Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Shirts v.3 (New Age Records)

I've never seen or even heard of another one of these. Beverly Hills 90210 rip-off design. Very early shirt as that's the Big Bear zip-code. At what point did Hartsfield move? Not near my record collection, so can't check my Powerhouse, etc. 7"s to figure it out.

Shirts v.2 (Man Is The Bastard)

I missed out on this gem when M.I.T.B. was around. Found it on eBay semi-recently, though. Still looking for the one with a Hindu god (?) juggling MITB skulls. They were selling it at the Koo's show with Lack Of Interest (Nov. '94 ?), but I was an idiot and didn't pick one up.

Classic M.I.T.B. showcasing their love of Hello Kitty. Simple and awesome:

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Shirts v.1 (Econochrist)

I'm going to post some pictures of my shirt collection. Part archive, part bragging, part addition to the institutional knowledge of hardcore.

Everyone knows my love of all things early 90's and crusty. Resultingly, sometime in the late 90's my man A.P. gave me a sweet original Econochrist shirt. Unfortunately, I made the mistake of lending it to a friend. Word of advice; never do this. I never saw it again. I was mad for 10 years. Like, legitimately pissed every time I saw that person. Then I found the exact same shirt on eBay. Now I can be nice to said human again.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Coalesce / Cave In 10.8.09

got the chance to hang out with Sean Ingram at the free Coalesce and Cave In show at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood that was sponsored by Scion. I felt like i was interviewing him, so ill try to pass along some of what i learned.
1. Scion was sponsoring the event as a marketing tool. instead of putting money into tv ads and stuff, they flew the two bands across country to play in markets that they thought needed help, Atlanta and LA. the bands got to stay in 4 star hotels and all expenses paid for. the cool thing was that Scion didnt put up ANY posters. all they did was pass out shirts after the show. the knitting factory holds 500 people, and close to 2000 people RSVP'd for free entry.
2. Sean has 4 kids, Jes has 4 kids, Nathan has 2 and Jr. has 2.
3. Smallville is a real city in Kansas
4. Coalesce rules

Sean is one of the smartest most down to earth dudes ive ever met. i feel lucky to call him a friend. its awesome when your friends happen to be in some of your favorite bands.

Cave In was whatever. they played a couple old songs, and a bunch of new ones. honestly i dont like anything they did after Creative Eclipses.

After the show we went to House Of Pies and then walked by Danzig's house.
Good Night.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Born Against

From Adam Nathanson's zine, a little write up/ history of Born Against. Awesome.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Indecision Newsletter

Before Indecision was a prolific record label, it was an awesome zine.
I think this may have come out before the final issue, and is just kind of a scene report. it's a cool snapshot of the time.