Band of the Week: The Glue

The Glue is no longer underground! In fact the New England based group is proudly our new Band of the Week.

Maybe you were at the KLYAM show they played on November 17 or perhaps you caught ’em a week later at the Newton Underground Pop Arts and Performance Showcase. Maybe not. The Glue said that they are a one/two-times a year band, but we’re hoping that is surely not the case.

One of the more unique outfits I have caught in the past year or so, The Glue is made up of Lily (keyboard/vocals), her dad Mike (cello), Lena (bass/vocals), and Martha (keyboard/vocals). Their sets brought to mind the short, sweet, cozy unpredictability of a band like The Beets, although with a whole different set of instrumentation and performance character. The Glue were in a perfect comfort zone without a PA as Lily emerges from behind her keyboard and shouts about Ten Mile Creek. This anything-is-possible, plus classical tinged cello improvisations, nature is encouraging and liberating. Just what we all need!

Check out The Glue on YouTube:

“Pie song”
“Ten Mile Creek”
“Field of Diamonds” (Johnny Cash)
“Cut Your Bangs” (Radiator Hospital) 

Band of the Week: The Submissives

This recommendation of Montreal’s The Submissives comes through via our pal Hugo of Time Warp Week Ends. Hugo’s taste in music is top notch (after all, we met at Gonerfest while waiting for Nots to kick off opening ceremonies). I asked him what’s the good stuff up in Montreal? He pointed us in the direction of The Submissives. And what a recommendation. Hugo used my initial reaction – dying guitars and stoned vocals – in his year ender, and I like what he had to say in one of his write-ups so here:

“Dolly Parton on sizzurp, the Shangri-La’s on methadone. This is drug-related, in a cool creative way. And the disheveled retro visual aesthetic is effortless and strong.”

Much has been written about The Submissives, which started as a solo recording project and has blossomed into a live band consisting of some seasoned and some amateur musicians. Amazing.

Band of the Week/Recommendation: NOTS (Memphis)

Look at what we have here – a new Band of the Week (but by all indications it will be months upon months and beyond) and that is Memphis trio NOTS. These three women play ain’t no messing around PUNK rock. A noisy, shouty force of goodness. Their debut 7″ came through on Goner (streaming below), their next 7″ is also coming on Goner later this month, and yes yes yes in November there seems to be an LP heading our way. Courtesy of Goner Goner Goner. Clearly that venerable label knows what’s good in their backyard! Can’t wait to post more NOTS here on KLYAM!

They’ve got a 7″ Release Show with Buck Biloxi and the Fucks and Nervs on June 21 at The Buccaneer Lounge.

Band of the Week: The Back Pages

Bedroom garage punk performed by young DIY multi-instrumentalists seems to be a growing thing in modern punk slime. And rightfully so. The Back Pages – KC Allen, 16 yrs old, Orlando, Florida – has made his own fascinating contributions to the cause. With quickly spouted lines of angst, machine gun esque rhythm guitar, he’s well-versed in Jay Reatardelia circa 2006-2008. It’s not just his playing which is impressive, but like Jay, he’s got the production side of things down to a pseudoscience.

There are currently three releases (one a month starting in August) up on the The Back Pages Bandcamp – “JuSst Tthat Stuipod”, “Break It All Off,” and the most recent “Darkness Creeps Over.” If we’re into picking favorites, I’ll hold off, but I’ll say I’m real real real into “Destined To Be Miserable,” as it grows grows grows and pounds pounds pounds like a righteous Ty Melted ditty, showing off songcraft that moves beyond the great terrain of Aussie accents and punk pop melody into instant four chord fuzzzzzzzz.

Down in Orlando while some teenager is waiting in a 90 minute line to go on the Tower of Terror, another teenanger is masterminding his own 2-3 minute self-made rides of terror. You don’t need to worry about puking to Back Pages!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebackpages666
Bandcamp
http://thebackpages1.bandcamp.com/

Band of the Week: Lust-Cats of the Gutters/ On Tour Now!


Photo from http://www.collapseboard.com

We haven’t made a band of the week in a long, long time. It’s something reserved for only the best. We hear so many bands, it’s hard to keep up with all of them, but I recently came across an amazing two piece known as Lust-Cats of the Gutters from Denver and they rock! It’s a mixture of riot grrl, garage, and minimalist twee pop like Beat Happening and Vaselines (but heavier). Vivian Girls also come to mind when I hear this band. If you’re a fan of the fun, riot inducing punk slime we regularly champion on this site, then you will most likely enjoy Lust-Cats of the Gutters. If not, then I will have to slap you across the face repeatedly until you get the picture.

LISTENhttp://lustcats.bandcamp.com/

Lust-Cats are currently on tour with New York’s Mannequin Pussy! They recently slayed in Brattleboro, VT, Jamaica Plain, MA, Middletown, CT, and Brooklyn, NY. So catch them when they destroy your town…

Tour Dates:
Monday, 10/7: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie w/ Congenital Death, Pushups, Pussy Dog,
Tuesday, 10/8: Baltimore, MD @ The Sidebar w/ The Vibrators, Sinnin’ Man, Starcrunch
Wednesday, 10/9: Arlighton, VA @ The CD Cellar w/ Nic Fits, Dudes
Thursday, 10/10: Charlottesville, VA @ Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar w/ Lil’ Huffy, The Harang
Friday, 10/11: Durham, NC @ The Pinhook w/ Colleen Green, White Fang, The Memories
Saturday, 10/12: Atlanta, GA @ 529 w/ Carnivores
Sunday, 10/13: Gainsville, FL @ Display w/ Waylon Thornton, Witch Titz, Velma
Monday, 10/14: St. Augstine, FL @ Shanghai Nobby’s w/ Trailer Park Princess, Thunderhoof
Tuesday, 10/15: Tallahassee, FL @ Lydia’s House w/ TBA
Wednesday, 10/16: New Orleans, LA @ Saturn Bar w/ Trampoline Team, Patient Zero, The AIDS Monkeys
Thursday, 10/17: Houston, TX @ TBA
Friday, 10/18: McAllen, TX @ Thirsty Monkey McAllen w/ The Sad Campers
Saturday, 10/19: Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas w/ Guantanamo Baywatch
Sunday, 10/20: Fortworth, TX @ Wherehouse w/ Bitch Bricks, Space Pussy
Monday, 10/21: Hot Springs, AR @ Low Key Arts
Tuesday, 10/22: Russelville, AR @ Thurberdome w/ Radradriot
Wednesday, 10/23: Memphis, TN @ The Lamplighter w/ Loser Vision & Swimming
Thursday, 10/24: Nashville, TN @ Dino’s w/ Beef Oven, Study Hall
Friday, 10/25: Bowling Green, KY @ Rocky’s w/ Crybaby
Saturday, 10/ 26: Detroit, MI @ Lo & Behold! Records & Books w/ Nature Boys, surprise guest!
Sunday, 10/27: Cleveland, OH @ TBA
Tuesday, 10/29: Providence, RI @ TBA
Wednesday, 10/30: New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine w/ Gabba Ghouls
Thursday, 10/31: NYC Halloween @ Lit Lounge w/ Happy Jawbone Family Band, Gabba Ghouls,

Band of the Week: Girls of the Gravitron!


Wow, I don’t know if it is just me or did that feel like the longest week with our last Band of the Week, The Electric Street Queens. Ahh well, y’all had plenty of time to check them out! And it’s a must that you check out our current BOTW: Girls of the Gravitron! These dudes are from Memphis, TN and their music is so out of control and bizarre, that after obsessively and excessively listening to their 2010 LP Magnetic Mountain for about three months straight, I still struggle to articulate what it sounds like. It’s weird pop about our weird world. There are elements of Black Lips, Beat Happening (especially in the vocals, very Calvin Johnson), Adam Green/Moldy Peaches, Pavement, and the cheeriness of fellow Memphis legends The Barbaras, Magic Kids, and Toxie- which by the way keyboardist Will McElroy is a member of all four of these bands! He’s the man, and there may be some other overlapping members. I’d say GOTG are a lot darker than those other bands though; there’s this real fuck you attitude to them. Lastly, they remind me of  The Adventures of Pete and Pete and a nice, fairly warm Autumn day. In any case, I can’t recommend this band enough. One of my favorites that unfortunately no one outside Memphis seems to know. Well, we at KLYAM are spreading our love, read Glen’s review of Magnetic Mountain: https://klyam.com/2012/10/12/classic-album-review-magnetic-mountain/

Band of the Week: The Electric Street Queens!

ESQ

Our current Band of the Week is the notorious Electric Street Queens!  This ain’t your grandaddy’s dry music, this is the real shit, “Sweaty, salty, never dry.” ESQ are a brutal two piece that roam the (electric) streets of Boston and features Melanie of The Fagettes. Ya dig them too if  you don’t already.  For fans of  scum, puke, and roadkill, check out The Electric Street Queens.
http://electricstreetqueens.tumblr.com/


Shot by Avi Paul Weinstein, you can find all of his videos from that night on You Tube as well!