So I've had this wild hair up my ass for a few weeks now about how I'd like to re-do this blog, and while I'm digging the three-column template thing I concocted, I have ALOT of work to do around here, so bear with me...


Now, as far as coomments were going before, they had dropped off alot, and while I don't mind that much, I think alot of it had to do w/ the third-party service I was using. They got bought out and the script went obsolete and for me to tweak it I would have to shell out some $$$. Not that big of a deal, really, but I decided I'd give Blogger a shot at it again, so here it is. Hopefully, no one will have any problems leaving me a word or two.

Slowly but surely I will have this place spiffed up again; it may take me a bit longer than I like - always does- as I have a Hawaii trip scheduled in a week, but knowing me, I'll be geekin' & tweekin' this here site on the fuckin' beach...

UPDATE 10.31.2009

So after a few long nights -and some early mornings- I feel like I've got this place shaped up pretty good.
I managed to track down most of the lost link/friends, moved some shit around, added some other things, etc.
The obsession never ends over here, so don't be surprised if you continue to see more tweaks in the near future.

Thanks for your patience...



Zen Arcade was indeed this Twin-Cities blur-power trios' shining moment, and I don't think it would be far-off-the-mark to call this Magnum Opus "The Electric Ladyland of Classic American Hardcore".

While The Minutemen used this Double LP as the standard to live up to when they set out to record "Double Nickels on the Dime - "Take That, Huskers" (in the matrix) - I'd have to say that I tend to pull this one out more often that D.N.o.t.D. (and I hecka-loves me some D. Boone, brother)...

You may get different results.

Anyways, here's a nice little 3-CD gem consisting of demo takes/rough mixes/rehearsals. Fuckin' choice!

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Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade Outtakes, Pt. I

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Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade Outtakes, Pt. II



Well, if you've spent any amount of time around these parts, you have come to realize that I loves me some Black Flag - especially live recordings - and so tonite I offer up yet another gem.

This here show was from late-in-the-game, and it's in front of a pretty raucous bunch of Floridians.
The Hank banter is comedic/caustic, the band loose-yet-tight, and the recording is decent - considering the era, etc.

Sit back and "enjoy"...

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Black Flag - 01.24.1986 Cuban Club, Tampa, FL


Kind reader (and possible Slim's employee?) Dylan sent me this earlier today. I've been aware of the situation as well, and was prompted by him to post this. It doesn't take much - a couple of emails at least. Support in numbers helps...

Entertainment Lovers,

The Board of Supervisors Committee Chairman Bevan Dufty has moved the hearing on legislation designed to strengthen the Entertainment Commission to Monday, October 26 th at 1:00PM in room 263 of City Hall. There will NOT be a hearing on Monday, October 19th as announced earlier. This change works in our favor because it gives us another week to get the word out to our friends and supporters and more time to send emails to the Supervisors and the Mayor. We regret the confusion this change makes, it is not a decision that was in our control…..so let's use this time to our advantage. Spread the word far and wide!

As you may have heard, there have been recent attacks that threaten the future of entertainment in San Francisco. Anti-entertainment groups are pushing hard to “severely restrict music and shut down nightlife” and the fate of your favorite venue may be at risk. We need you to do two things: 1) send an email to the Mayor and Board of Supervisors, and 2) come to the hearing on Monday, October 26th at 1:00PM in room 263 of City Hall.

The October 26 th hearing at City Hall is regarding amendments to SF Police Code 1060 (Place of Entertainment) and SF Police Code 1070 (Extended Hours Premises). These are the two main laws that govern Entertainment Venues in SF and are administered by the Entertainment Commission.

The Entertainment Commission was created in 2002 to take responsibility for the granting and oversight of entertainment and late night permits. Before the Entertainment Commission, the granting, oversight, and enforcement of these permits were all done by the police. Separating the authority was seen as a way to give citizen stakeholders a place in the decisions around entertainment. Enforcement remained with the Police and the granting and oversight was given to the Entertainment Commission.

Two years ago the Mayor's office and the Entertainment Commission convened a “Nighttime Safety Summit” to hear recommendations from the entertainment community and the Police Department on how to strengthen the role of the Entertainment Commission in rewarding well managed venues and disciplining problem venues that were making the industry look bad. The legislation that is being heard on Monday Oct. 26 th comes from that summit and will give the Entertainment Commission emergency suspension powers to more quickly address a problem venue and the ability to write infraction tickets for lesser offences, like poorly managed lines in front to a venue or repeatedly leaving the door open causing a noise disturbance.

To help insure that our community's support of the Entertainment Commission is heard please do one, or hopefully both, of the following:

1) We need folks to send an email to the committee members of the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor's office asking that they support the legislation strengthening the Entertainment Commission.




2) Please show up on Monday, October 26th at 1:00PM at room 263 in City Hall and speak for a minute or two in support of the Entertainment Community and the Commission that was set up to regulate it. Even if you do not want to speak, your attendance will make a statement.

Here are some talking points to start from:

a) Every Week San Francisco hosts regional, national and international tourists who support our local economy. Hundreds of thousands of people come and go enjoying the sights, food and entertainment that this city is famous for with few problems. Keep that success and give the Entertainment Commission the authority to regulate the few problems that we do have.

b) I go out to ______(favorite place)________ several times a month. I enjoy my time with friends listening to music and dancing. I feel safe and secure and thank the Entertainment Commission for doing its job. If there ever is a problem, I want the commission to act quickly to keep the city's venues safe.

c) I work at ___________ and have seen the positive work of the Entertainment Commission. An example is when this happened____________________. Keep the commission strong.

d) The Entertainment Commission gives venues enforceable steps to become good neighbors. The Entertainment Commission has mandated more soundproofing, plus fire, electrical and building safety upgrades than at any other time in the city's history. Subsequent employment of thousands of contractors has been an ancillary boon.

e) Entertainment Commission has the only staff in the city that can test for sound complaints and ensure both compliance of good neighbor policy and fairness to venues. If anything, the Entertainment Commission's staff should be augmented, not disbanded.

f) Fewer venues and fewer local jobs at a critical time in our economic history. Venues are labor-intensive, and almost completely locally staffed. Every dollar spent on labor in an entertainment venue returns over two dollars to the local economy.

g) San Francisco has more small and locally operated street fairs and festivals than any city in the US. They employ thousands, entertain hundreds of thousands and bring millions into city coffers, plus massive hotel and restaurant income. The Entertainment Commission is part of the success of street fair culture.

Thanks for making this hearing a success and showing the support for entertainment that is part of San Francisco life.


- Slim's & The Great American Music Hall



This bad boy has been living in my car's CD player for the last week, doing a great job getting me tuned up for my daily dose of (slightly mundane) Pavlovian duty for 40 hrs. a week that results in (slight) monetary reward.

Surely I don't have to explain this band to you, kind Lo-Res Viscera reader, as I'm sure most of you already have this - it is, quite possibly - the "most perfect" Thrash album of all time...

Dark Angel - Darkness Descends

* Re-Upped:06.16.2010 *

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Now playing: Old Grandad - Relatively Far From The Equator
via FoxyTunes



One of San Francisco's greatest musical entities WITHOUT A DOUBT.

Many have tried to conjure the raucous aural ugliness that is Flipper, but there can be only one king, duh!

Here's a wonderful set w/ great sound from a time when they were at their most ferocious; the din they create is sheer beauty, the banter is caustic, and did I mention they were tight as fuck on this night? Yeah...

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Flipper - 06.28.1981 The Keystone, Berkeley, CA (KALX Benefit)

(Because I am not a dick I will share with y'alls what I consider to possibly be my favorite Flipper recording.
Leave a comment will ya?
The dialogue around here has dwindled down to nearly nothing lately. Fuckin' leeches man, I tell ya)...



Here's some new-school skate rock - I'm presuming they are skate rock as they have toured with JFA and have been featured in Thrasher Magazine - that sounds vintage as fuck.
I don't know much about these guys other than they are from North Texas (mostly), and while they be some young guns, they certainly have some seasoned old-school dirty hardcore chops about them.

There is nothing "cute" or marketable about their brand of gnar-ness - this is a GOOD thing.

Sound-wise they seem to conjure up elements of early strains of The Accüsed, mid-era Fang, a young Poison Idea, all mixed with a bit of Verbal Abuse and a big puddle of "creepy-crawl" Black Flag. How can you go wrong with that?
They only way to fail with that formula is to be an incompetent musician, of which these are NOT.

This most certainly is one of the freshest-sounding hardcore records I've heard in quite some time...

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A.N.S. - Pressure Cracks