The American Whip Appeal Playing on WZBC 90.3 Today; Allston show w/ The Glue tonight

Good and fresh day, the press release reads. KLYAM recording artists The (American) Whip Appeal will be performing on WZBC 90.3 FM (Boston and streaming online) in their home territory of Newton, Massachusetts this – June 7 – evening at 5PM. They will be appearing on the amazing Chris Collins‘ radio program MASS AVE AND BEYOND.

Following this sonic performance, they will be appearing in concert with fellow Newtonians and KLYAM recording artists and KLYAM perpetual Band-of-the-Week The Glue at the DIY spot known as The Farm, that has been bandied about on Emerson College Master program theses and more underground rags as well. This is happening this evening and it’s better off if you ask a friend the location. They tell me it’s All Ages, good for 9 PM, and also appearing will be the outfits Rebecca Kerwick and Shock Pussy.

For further information, please get in touch with the abovementioned artists and curators.

And a good and fresh day to you all.

KLYAM 10th Anniversary RAMA LAMA DING DONG

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Limited 3 day passes available for $30:
https://bit.ly/2wgIWMD

Night One – THURSDAY, JULY 11 @ LILYPAD (CAMBRIDGE, MA) — TICKETS —
Juan Wauters [NY], Boston Cream, The American Whip Appeal, The Glue
10 PM Sharp Doors – All Ages – $12-15 

Night Two – FRIDAY, JULY 12 @ DORCHESTER ART PROJECT — TICKETS — 
Thighs, G. Gordon Gritty, Kremlin Bats
8:30 PM Doors – All Ages – $5-10 

Night Three – SATURDAY, JULY 13 @ CAMBRIDGE ELKS LODGE TIX: https://bit.ly/2QoVVVV

Unnatural Axe, Nice Guys, Atlantic Thrills, Andy California, Johnnie & The Foodmasters
6:30 PM Doors – All Ages – $12

Revisiting Ty Segall & White Fence’s Hair

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HAIR by Ty Segall and White Fence. Released in 2012. For a frame of reference: Ty and White Fence both are familiar names in the garage rock revival. Puke. I called it that, because it’s seven years later and that whole ‘prolific’ solo movement is a real thing, even though we knew it was at the time.

I remember thinking of it like this: White Fence was the more psychedelic of the two – a little rougher around the edges. But Ty, with a growing reference to not just the 1960s, knew how to make things weird, too. And they both adored the faux British accent. Put them together and this album is the dream album for a young person learning how to play rock ‘n roll. This album ranges from shorter back to the basics Easy Ryder/Crybaby punk to all out adventures of jamming out brilliance. How these guys were able to pull this one off? I – to this day – pretend that it’s Ty Segall & White Fence & G. Gordon Gritty. It’s easy. I pick up any instrument and play along to this album. I appreciate it more by being an honorary member. I’d like to think that this wasn’t really that much of a thought-out effort on the part of Ty & White Fence. But that’s what I would like to think. I don’t care. There are just so many different tones, leads, notes, effects, noises. It’s an album that makes fun of bands that try too hard just as much as it makes fun of slacker bands. Without a doubt one of the most influential records on my playing and recording.

Ty and White Fence are coming to The Sinclair in Boston on Thursday and I am super excited to see them work through some stuff that I’ve become pretty obsessed with over the years. HAIR holds up. Ya it does.

UPCOMING KLYAM SHOWS/RELEASES

SHOWS
Thursday, October 18 @ Lilypad – 10 PM Doors – All Ages, $7 to $10 Sliding Scale – Dumb Vision (Madison, Wisconsin), Boston Cream, Request Freebird, G. Gordon Gritty – A classic KLYAM show featuring our buds on tour from Madison, Wisconsin (nice city, nice bands that roll through Boston regularly) along with what could be described as an eclectic medley of supporting acts: Boston Cream has been known to incite spontaneous wild dances, Request Freebird unforgettable sing-alongs, and G. Gordon Gritty confusion. Dumb Vision splits the difference with their full-steam-ahead punk rock attack.

TAPES
American Whip Appeal
Nevermind tape – Mischief country/country glam trio originating in Newton, Massachusetts. We put our their Live In New York ditty a while back and they wasted little to no time congregating for a spontaneous ‘gospel’ record. The quotes are necessary; these kind folk spend a good chunk of their livelihood in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The Glue tape – The mysterious Glue, oft hailed on this very site as one of the most exciting NEW local bands, is getting together for a Last Chance record production. YouTube viddies and the irregular show have kept us satisfied, but imagine a tape of the hits? Cello, bass, keyboard, voice. Oozing passion. Get ready.

Bong WishSongs under a Minute tape – Stated best by Mariam: “These were all made on a PC computer from 2010-2011.. I had this generic program called “Sound Recorder” that only allowed you to record up to a minute..so that’s essentially why the songs are all under a minute. I also used headphones to record everything. Was heavily influenced by Guided by Voices and Beat Happening at the time. I was still in the process of teaching myself guitar, I didn’t know you were supposed to tune a guitar so I just played whatever sounded interesting to me.” If that’s not amateurism in its perfect nature, I’m not sure what is. This is a special tape.

The Migs tape – We’ve been sitting on a comprehensive Migs compilation for three and a half years. Waiting for just the right moment to release it to the world. It’s coming. You bet.

 

 

En Attendant Ana Is The Best Live Band

I had the honor of seeing Parisian band En Attendant Ana two Friday nights in a row: first in Boston at O’Briens Pub and then at the Hi-Tone in Memphis as part of Gonerfest 15 Night Two. I’m writing this post because I believe them to be the best live band that I’ve seen in a LONG TIME.

I saw a lot of bands at Gonerfest 15, including some true OG favorites like Oblivians and Carbonas. I love these guys and thought their sets were amazing. I was familiar with the songs they performed. I’m new to En Attendant Ana, having only briefly listened to their most recent album Lost and Found. I liked it a lot, but seeing them live was a transformative experience. Perhaps you can relate to a band that blows your mind even if you can’t name a single song. Hit after hit, hook after hook, there is no downtime or stagnation over the course of the set. There is a constant stream of musical euphoria and that larger-than-life feeling of music-as-inspiration. A pop band with a noisy rock ‘n roll sound. The trumpet adds a layer of character that works brilliantly in this group.

Check out all their music and, if you can, go see them perform. I don’t think larger festivals and bigger shows are far out of reach. En Attendant Ana would easily blow away and bring something fresh and exciting compared to what a lot is bandied about as “pop” these days.

BUFF JESUS – “COOL DREAMS” PREMIERE/ RELEASE SHOW 9/7 @ DORCHESTER ART PROJECT!

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Art work by Cody P

We don’t really know too much about Jesus. What was he really like? He may have been a Buff Jesus. I bet he had a huge dick. He may have been a HUGE DICK. I do not know. What I do know, however, is that the Buff Jesus of 2018 has arrived. Your prayers have been answered. Below you will find Buff Jesus’s “Cool Dreams” – a 10 song collection of Ty Segall esque garage pop. Earlier Segall. Think Lemons. Eat the Lemons. When life hands you Lemons, go see Buff Jesus..

That’s right, Buff Jesus is preaching in the flesh for this bad boy’s album release show. Friday, September 7 at Dorchester Art Project, one of the raddest spots in town. Boston Hassle are throwing up this show and The Blues Dreambox, Squash, New Aura, and The Laces are on this joint too. $5, 8:30, All Ages. Here’s a link to the facialbook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1753719881332307/

Oh and for fuck’s sake. Stream the album here NOW!

KLYAM Most Watched Bands

Shows that we attended (together and/or separately). 10 show minimum for locals, 6 show minimum for non-locals. Note: list does not necessarily indicate our favorite bands as we may have seen them less than the minimum amount!!! And bands we are in, not included.

Local (Boston/New England Based Bands)
Nice Guys – 89 Shows
Fat Creeps – 37 Shows
Barbazons/Fagettes – 31 Shows
Atlantic Thrills – 29 Shows
Black Beach – 27 Shows
Littlefoot – 26 Shows
Creaturos – 24 Shows
Gymshorts – 20 Shows
Miami Doritos – 19 Shows
The Monsieurs – 19 Shows
New Highway Hymnal – 19 Shows
Birthing Hips – 18 Shows
Free Pizza – 18 Shows
Televibes – 18 Shows
Beware the Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion – 17 Shows
Earthquake Party – 17 Shows
Big Mess – 16 Shows
Guerilla Toss – 16 Shows
Midriffs – 15 Shows
The Cavemen – 15 Shows
Ursula – 14 Shows
Andy California – 14 Shows
Kal Marks – 13 Shows
Request Freebird – 13 Shows
Electric Street Queens – 12 Shows
Jim Leonard – 11 Shows
Trim – 11 Shows
Blue Ray – 11 Shows
Steep Leans – 11 Shows
The Migs – 10 Shows

Non-Local/Touring Bands
Black Lips – 17 Shows
The Orwells – 12 Shows
Nobunny –  10 Shows
King Khan & The Shrines – 7 Shows
The King Khan & BBQ Show – 7 Shows
No Age – 6 Shows
Ty Segall – 6 Shows
Wavves – 6 Shows