Music Blog covers the Underground/Indie Rock Music Scene in a positive manner with a focus on the WNY area. Bands and promoters are encouraged to submit promo material/CDs for review. Listening to new music with an open mind is important and I enjoy listening to creative bands that aren't afraid to break new musical ground. This blog isn't about Joe Tell it's about exposing new music and promoting new bands that want a push. I also post about any interesting topic that may cross my mind.
Selector Dub Narcotic (Calvin Johnson) On U.S. Tour
Playing Buffalo, NY 4/7 at Sugar City
The Party Is Just Getting Started Out Now K Records
Selector Dub Narcotic (Calvin Johnson of Beat Happening) is on a U.S. Tour now! Dates are below. Check out Selector Dub Narcotic's last album 'The Party Is Just Getting Started' here.
Selector Dub Narcotic is the pseudonym of choice for Calvin Johnson when he is re-mixing records for the Dub Narcotic Disco Plate series, or engaged in spinning records at a party or other literary functions. Drawing largely from a stack of 45 rpm phonograph records, Selector Dub Narcotic is known to mix the genres dancehall, soul, punk, garage, R&B, rock steady, bubblegum and rockabilly with assorted curiosities of the current underground music scene.
3/22 - 40 Watt Club - Athens, GA
3/23 - Graveface Records - Savannah, GA
3/24 - Fresh Produce Records - Macon, GA
3/25 - The Cave - Chapel Hill, NC
3/26 - The Pinhook - Durham, NC
3/28 - Trinity Chapel - Frederick, MD
3/29 - Sign Of The Wagon - York, PA
3/30 - Otto Bar - Baltimore, MD
3/31 - Space 1026 - Philadelphia, PA
4/1 - Consolidated Cardboard - Allentown, PA
4/2 - Babycastles - New York, NY
4/3 - Alphaville - Brooklyn, NY
4/4 - Machines w/ Magnets - Pawtucket, RI
4/5 - Studio 550 - Cambridge, MA
4/6 - Sarah Lawrence College - Bronxville, NY
4/7 - Sugar City - Buffalo, NY
4/8 - Deli Ohio - Canton, OH
4/9 - Kafe Kerouac - Columbus, OH
4/10 - Ice Cream Factory - Cincinnati, OH
4/11 - Bric-A-Brac Records - Chicago, IL
Calvin Love is striving to be a demigod of the highway. An artist driven by a vision which seems to haunt and seduce him. That could be the word. Seduction, as opposed to the banal force of production. People make music. The person reading this probably makes music. Or maybe some other kind of art. Who knows. For you, and for me, and For everyone lucky enough to be familiar with Calvin Love is the quintessential artist as inspiration. A person who peers into himself to reveal something about the world that might otherwise go unarmed, or perhaps merely felt and never properly articulated. I see Calvin at an intersection in every city on earth, unmasking the hidden wonder, the past as construed by movies and the archetypes that populate our minds. The hitchhiker. The gentle, supple poet whose aim is to elucidate humanity for the weary denizens of the weary world. He proves that in the form of cartoon darkness there is a reality beyond that which is fully amenable to basic speech, and so must be corralled in a blind faith in a palette. All great artwork depends on a palette, on the choices that one makes in pulling the shades of that palette into one’s control out of a sense of belief that I don't understand.
Watch videos of Calvin practicing. Go see his shows. He is a rare gift that more than so much of what we're forced to consume offers a vision.
-- Joe McMurray (Walter TV/Mac Demarco)
03.13 - Memphis, TN @ The High Tone
03.14 - Dallas, TX @ The Crown & Harp
03.15 - Austin, TX @ Barracuda
03.19 - Austin, TX @ Beerland - Panache Hangover Fest
03.21 - New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
03.23 - Knoxville, TN @ The Open Chord
03.26 - Washington, DC @ DC 9
03.27 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
03.28 - Baltimore, MD @ The Metro Gallery
03.29 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
03.30 - NYC Residency @ Berlin
03.31 - NYC Residency @ Berlin
04.01 - NYC Residency @ Berlin
04.03 - Montreal, QC @ TBA
04.07 - Toronto, ON @ Silver Dollar
04,28 - Beijing, CN @ Sound of The City Festival
05.04 - Shanghai, CN @ Strawberry Music Festival
New movie Fist Fight is being marketed as a comedy but there are many negative ideas that can be verified just by looking at the movie poster. First off the movie poster is basically saying that racial violence is funny as the movie is supposed to be a comedy. My opinion is that it's definitely not OK to use racial tension/violence to promote a movie. Second, the fist fight takes place on school grounds. When is a fist fight OK on school grounds? Never! Violence on school grounds isn't funny at all and it should not be used to promote a movie. Especially with all the gun violence that has taken place on school grounds over the last few years. Third the movie is using violence between teachers as a promotional angle. This is not good, violence between students is one thing but between teachers? How is that funny? Teachers should be trying to stop violence on school grounds, teachers should not be starting or participating in any type of violence. I would think that any teachers who choose to fight on school grounds would be immediately out of a job. Schools should be a safe place for students, not a place where violence between teachers can erupt on any given day. I'm sure there are a few good comedic sequences in the movie seeing as Tracy Morgan stars in it, but I have no desire to see this movie. I would never take any child that is still in school to see this movie either. Please comment below or send any comments to email@example.com, thank you.