Top 5s from Issue #59: Records, shows, and on-stage puking!

Jan 25, 2011

Andy Conway
1. Iron Chic, Not Like This LP
2. Delocated (TV show)
3. Cheap Girls, My Roaring 20’s LP
4. The Geek and Rock Tour: Night of the Bookish 10/9 at the Cake Shop, NYC
5. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris (book)

Aphid Peewit
• New Labor, Self-titled 7”
• Yuppie Pricks, Balls CD
• Homostupids, The Load CD
Touch & Go: The Complete Hardcore Punk Zine ‘79–’83 (book)
• Cheetah Chrome, A Dead Boy’s Tale, From the Front Lines of Punk Rock (book)

Art Ettinger
• The Arrivals, Volatile Molotov LP
• Bonecrusher, We Are the Working Class LP
• GG Allin & The AIDS Brigade, Live in BostonDVD
• Bad Religion, The Dissent of Man LP
Skinhead Cross Culture DVD

Bill Pinkel
Top 5 Sets from Awesome Fest 4
• Be My Doppelganger
• French Exit
• New Creases
• Chinese Telephones
• Stymie

Billups Allen
Top 5 Punk Rock Songs I First Heard in Movies (Can You Name the Films?)
1. 45 Grave, “Partytime”
2. Circle Jerks, “Coup d’Etat”
3. (not quite) X-Ray Spex, “Oh Bondage, Up Yours!”
4. D.I., “Richard Hung Himself”
Bad Brains, “Pay to Cum”

Bryan Static
4 Books That I Have an Opinion About That I Need to Share and 1 Album

A People’s History of the United Statesby Howard Zinn. I always knew I was lied to in history class, but this is ridiculous!
King Dork by Frank Portman. Why does no one write books about being in a band? If I wrote a book, that’s totally what it’d be about.
• Any H.P. Lovecraft collection. I don’t even like horror that much, but I am actually frightened reading this stuff. Seventy years later, I don’t think anyone’s been as creative as Lovecraft when it comes to horror.
Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli. Maus and Watchmen get all the comic book attention in literary circles, but no comic is smarter than Asterios Polyp.
• The Arrivals, Volatile Molotov

Chris Mason
1. Awesome Fest 4 (New Creases and FYP!)
2. Watching Sundowners eight days in a row
3. Kylesa live @ Launchpad (Albuquerque)
4. Autistic Youth, Idle Minds LP
5. Quest For Fire LP

Corinne Elmore
• King Friday (Florida)
• Unfun (Canada, just recorded new album)
• Sunnyside (San Diego)
• The Bertos (Just recorded for the first time in San Diego)
• Too Many Daves (Tampa, “Dude’s Room” on new album is my favorite thing)

Craven Rock
1. Reading at Pilot Books that I did with Alexis Wolfe (Ilse Content) and Josh
 James (Basic Paper Airplane/Ms. Valerie Park Distro)
2. The Business, Noise at El Corazon
3. Surrender, The Tesseract, Agatha, Reckless, The Slow Death, Colonix at Firebreathing Kangaroo
4. Tie: Ilse Content Vol. 9 & Hyena In Petticoats: A Mary Wollstonecraft (zine/both by Alexis Wolf)
5. M.E.T.H.O.D Man and Redman at the Gathering of the Juggalos (M.E.T.H.O.D gets hit with a full beer can thrown by some redneck Juggalo, cutting his head open. Redman says, “You better get that looked at.” M.E.T.H says, “Fuck that! I’m finishing the show!”) Also mentionable, Tech N9ne, Brotha Lynch Hung, Tone Loc, Afroman, Rob Base. Yes, I was there.

CT Terry
1. Pacer, No. 1 10”
2. Minutemen, Double Nickels on the Dime 2 x LP
3. Flying Lotus live at some festival that a customer gave me a free ticket to on my last day at the bike shop
4. Harry Crews, Florida Frenzy (Book)
5. My story “L’shanah Tovah” in Flashquake:

Daryl Gussin
• Tiltwheel, The High Hate Us LP
• The Brokedowns, Species Bender CD
• Red Dons, Fake Meets Failure LP
• The Arrivals, Volatile Molotov LP
• Homeowners, Light and Vision 7”

Dave Williams
Top 5 Records Currently Floating My Boat
1. Wild Nothing: Gemini LP
2. Ipsissimus, The Three Secrets of Fatima EP
3. Jesus And Mary Chain, The: Darklands LP
4. Nachzehrer, Black Thrash Ritual EP
5. Superchunk, Majesty Shredding LP

Designated Dale
1. The Candy Snatchers Down at Delilah’s LP—The Candy Snatchers’ latest installment of fucker-uppery, and sadly, Matty’s last. RIP, Mr. Odietus, hope you and Barry are keeping fuckers in check, wherever you are!
2. The Bamboo Kids The Way Things Are EP—This is probably one of the best bands happening in the state of New York as we speak. Top-notch rocking going on here.
3. Hollywood Hate Product of Our Environment LP—One of the biggest holes missing in the SoCal section on your rekkid shelf. Hooks from the depths of punk rock hell and the shit’stight as Buddy Rich doing a rim shot across your teeth.
4. Dramarama Box Office Bomb LP—For being some twenty-three years old, this album more than continues to hold its own and then some. There are those who are quick to associate Springsteen with New Jersey, but the fine folks in Dramarama are always the first I recognize (Wayne, to be exact).
5. Charm Machine (alive and kicking)—Taking Los Angeles back, one shitty band at a time, properly fueled by the all-reigning burrito gods. Get the fuck out of the way.

Ever Velasquez
a.k.a The Girl About Town
• Finally seeing Bird Strike
• Joining The Fresh Muffins
• Forming Barbie Get An Abortion
• Handski, La Bestia, Toys That Kill, and Ollin at the Eagle Rock Music Festival

Garrett Barnwell
1. Grabass Charlestons / Toys That Kill, split
2. Banner Pilot, Resignation Day
3. Corrosion of Conformity, Your Tomorrow Pt. 1 & 2
4. Iggy Pop/James Williamson, Kill City reissue
5. Off!, 1stEP

Ian Wise
Top 5 Records to Bring in the Fall
1. Various Artists, The Harder They Come soundtrack
2. Pg. 99, Document #8
3. Ramones, Road to Ruin
4. Cave Singers, Welcome Joy
5. Hank Williams, Ultimate Collection

Isaac Thotz
Top Five Bob Dylan Songs about Relationships (and My Favorite Recorded Versions!)
1. “I’ll Keep It with Mine” (Biograph)
2. “Mama, You Been on My Mind” (Bootleg Series Volume 2)
3. “Visions of Johanna” (Bootleg Series Volume 7, No Direction Home: The Soundtrack)
4. “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” (The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan)
5. “The Man in Me” (New Morning)

Jeff Proctor
Top 5 Recent and Upcoming Shows:
1. Guided by Voices at the Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles 10/04
2. OFF! at Amoeba Music, Los Angeles 10/13
3. Superchunk with the Vaselines at the Music Box, Hollywood 10/19
4. Elf Power with Red Pony Clock at Che Cafe, San Diego; Stalins Of Sound at the Whistle Stop Bar, San Diego 10/22
5. The Thermals with Night Marchers at the El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles 11/16

Jim Ruland
Top 5 “Horror” Movies
House (1977)
Night of the Comet (1984)
Neon Maniacs (1986)
Chopping Mall (1986)
Trash Humpers (2010)

Joe Dana
Top 5 Moments at Awesome Fest
1. Getting a black eye during VacationBibleSchool’s set.
2. Failing miserably at a beer bong during BroLoaf’s set.
3. Dance party with Kat from the God Damn Doo Wop band and her friend, Wendy, during the Cheap Girls set.
4. Matt McCracken of Madison Bloodbath being pelted by beer cans after puking on the stage seconds before they started their set.
5. Everyone who went to Awesome Fest owes Bear Paw a drink or five for being the sober driver all weekend. MVP: BP.

Joe Evans III
1. Dead Mechanical, Addict Rhythms CD
2. Bombon, El Party Con tape
3. White Night, Immortal tape
4. F.Y.P. and The Soviettes (Live at Awesome Fest)
5. Black Wine and The Measure [SA] (acoustic live)

Joshua Ian Robles
1. Iggy Pop, “The Passenger”
2. The Cribs, “You’re Gonna Lose Us”
3. Polysics, “Shout Aloud!”
4. Weezer, “Memories”
5. Civet, “On the Road”

Juan Espinosa
1. SFN, Itching EP
2. Homeowners, Light and Vision EP
3. Acid Reflux, Moves EP
4. The White Wires/Mean Jeans, split EP
5. OFF!, Self-titled EP

Keith Rosson
Top 5 Finds at the East Side Milwaukee Public Library
• Dead Boys, Young, Loud, And Snotty
• Dicks, 1980 - 1986
• Violent Femmes, Self-titled, Live and Demos
• Misfits, Legacy of Brutality
• Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Brutalist Bricks

Ken Dirtnap
• Steve Adamyk LP
• Sex Robots, Night Moves LP
• Pure Country Gold, Tough Tuesday LP
• Ex Humans LP
• Screaming Females, Castle Talk LP

Kurt Morris
1. System And Station, A Series of Screws
2. My new blog:
3. The Social Network (film)
4. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
5. Happiness at Work by Srikumar Rao

Lauren Measure
Top 5 Records for Fuck Yeah, Fall
1. Superchunk, Majesty Shredding
2. Explosions In The Sky, The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place
3. Forgetters, forgetters 
4. Bad Banana, Crushfield
5. Zombie Dogs, Zombie Dogs

Lisa Weiss
Because This Month I’m forty. Fuck.
1. Dag Nasty, “All Ages Show”
2. Minor Threat, “Salad Days”
3. J Church, “Nostalgic for Nothing”
4. Descendents, “I Don’t Want to Grow Up”
5. 7 Seconds, “Young ‘Till I Die”

Marcos Siref
• Big Kids, Hoop Dreams
• Good Luck, Into Lake Griffy
• Carbonas, self-titled
• Scared of Chaka, How to Lose EP
• The Credentials, Routines

Marcus Solomon
Top Five Attended Concerts of This Year (So Far.)

1. Melvins, Totimoshi, 9/15/2010 at the Troubadour (Hollywood, CA)
2. Adolescents, The Maxies, Fiction Reform, and Bansai, 8/8/2010 at The Vibe (Riverside, CA)
3. The Maxies, Celebrity Handjob, Southern Pariah, Miracle Drugs, and Horror Squad, 6/12/2010 at the 12th St. Warehouse (Chino, CA)
4. Circle Jerks, 7 Seconds, Municipal Waste, and Ceremony, 5/1/2010 at the Fox Theater (Pomona, CA)
5. Civet, The Maxies, Dirty Filthy Mugs, Ready For Vegas and The Coltranes, 4/3/2010 at The Vault (Temecula, CA)

Matt Average
• Boston Strangler, The: Outcast tape
• Gas Chamber, Self-titled LP
• MethMountain, Discography tape
• Cress / Burnt Cross, split EP
• Wiccans, Teenage Cults EP

Megan Pants
Top 5 Bands Seen at a Wedding
• Blotto
• The Ergs
• Thee Makeout Party
• Goodnight Lovin’
• Sean Carswell doing karaoke (ok, not technically a band)

Michael Hopper
1. Pop Atak!
2. Like Bats, Look on the Brightside 7”
3. New Creases, About Last Night 7”
4. Dan Padilla, As the Ox Plows (free download)
5. Unwelcome Guests, The Painter 7”

Mike Faloon
1. Black Wine, “Tornado” b/w “Windy” 7”
2. Midwest Beat, Bring the Water 7”
3. Safes / Blackbelts, split 7”
4. Safes / Lexington Arrows, split 7”
5. Sugar Stems, Sweet Sounds of… LP

Mike Frame
1. Off With Their Heads, In Desolation CD
2. Screeching Weasel, live
3. Neil Young, Le Noise CD
4. F Bombers, Sick of It All 7”
5. Obsoletes, Is This Progress? CD

Miss Namella
Top Five Good Ass Shows
1. Tearist at Synchroncity
2. Peanut Butter Wolf 10/10/10
3. Men at The Mondrian Hotel
4. Upcoming Middle Class show at Part Time Punks. It’s already epic!
5. Hugh Cornwell playing The Stranglers songs with Clem Burke from Blondie at The Echo.

Mor Fleisher-Leach
Top Five Overpriced Shows in Auckland, New Zealand
1. Big Day Out—$150.00 and one may catch a glimpse of NickCave or Iggy Pop. Everything else is just filler.
2. The Fall—$12.00 in Los Angeles. $67.50 in Auckland. Bummer.
3. Gang Of Four—Spending $73.73 a ticket goes against my Socialist ethos.
4. Drab Doo Riffs—I want my $10 back.
5. Whatever the fuck else is going on that’s not associated with an early Flying Nun release.

Mr. Z
Top 5 Vinyl Slabs of 2010
1. Mixtapes / Direct Hit! Split 7”
2. Bombón, Las Chicas del Bombón LP
3. Jonesin’, The Dream is Dead 7″
4. Toys That Kill / Grabass Charlestons, split LP
5. Todd Conge, Clown Sounds 12”

Naked Rob
The Thrash Attack, KSCU 103.3FM
1. Torche, Songs for Singles (pop metal)
2. Red Dons, Fake Meets Failure (deadly punk rock)
3. Waxeater, Sleeper (Jesus Lizard meets Melvins)
4. D.O.A., Talk - Action = 0 (new classic punk rock)
5. Carlton Melton, Pass It On LP (ex-Zen Guerrilla members)

Nardwuar the Human Serviette
1. Rocko Schwab’s Poorsport DVD Compilation
2. Lollypop Shoved up My Ass (Great Vancouver zine!)
3. The WA (Great Toronto zine!)
4. Amazing music from Mark Gaudet of Eric’s Trips other bands, The Robins and Purple Knight!
5. Nobunny,First Blood CD

1. The Phillies sweeping the Reds in the NLDS (fuck you, Nick Toerner)
2. New Creases, About Last Night... CDEP
3. Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll DVD
4. House Boat, Processing Complaints 7”
5. Killer Dreamer, Killer Dreamer CD

Replay Dave
Top 5 Bands Witnessed Last Tour I Never Heard Before: In Chronological Order
1. Al Scorch (Chicago)
2. Treasure Fleet (Chicago)
3. Billy Raygun (Dover, NH)
4. Dan Webb And The Spiders (Boston)
5. Amateur Party (Philadelphia)

Rev. Nørb
• Hot Rats, Turn Ons LP
• Protex, Strange Obsessions LP
• Nobunny, First Blood LP
• Midwest Beat, At the Gates LP
• Moonhearts, Self-titled LP

Rhythm Chicken
Top Five Vinyls Spun at My New Nestwarming Party Last Week!
Blood and Chocolate, Elvis Costello and the Attractions
Glad All Over, Dave Clark Five
Toys in the Attic, Aerosmith
Holy Shit!, Holy Shit!
Polish House Party, Big Walter Solek And His Orchestra

Russ Van Cleave
• Buffalo Tom, self-titled
• Grabass Charlestons / Toys That Kill, split LP
• Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, Safe as Milk
• Fela Kuti & Afrika 70, Zombie
• The Observers, So What’s Left Now

Ryan Horky
1. Superchunk, Majesty Shredding LP
2. Tiltwheel, The High Hate Us LP
3. Dan Padilla, As The Ox Plows (free download)
4. Wormrot, Abuse LP
5. Die Kreuzen, Cows and Beer 7”

Ryan Leach
Top Five Songs at the Moment…
• Rolling Stones, “In Another Land”
• The Ponys, “Prosthetic Head”
• Look Blue Go Purple, “Circumspect Penelope”
• Bored Games, “Joe 90”
• Little Eva, “Let’s Turkey Trot”

Sal Lucci
1. Perennials, 2 x 7”
2. Heavy Cream,  Danny
3. Oblivians, July 2, 2010 in Kearny, NJ. Maxwell’s was booked and they played a rare reunion show in a small venue that I don’t think has ever hosted a punk rock show. Fantastic!
4. Nobunny, Braceface 7”
5. Gentleman Jesse and His Men, She’s a Trap 7”

Samantha Beerhouse
1. Die Antwoord, $O$
2. Restavrant, Return To The Tomb of Guillano Medidici (that’s how the band spells the name)
3. The Mo-odds, High Life Cavaliers and Restavrant at the Super Secret Uhaul Show, 09/25/10
4. James Carr, You Got My Mind Messed Up
5. Tobacco, Fucked Up Friends

Sean Koepenick
Top 5 Upcoming Reunion Shows
1. Government Issue
2. Killing Joke (original line-up)
3. The Zeros
4. Guided by Voices
5. The Neighborhoods

Shanty Cheryl
• The Arrivals, Volatile Molotov
• Bombón, Las Chicas Del Bombón
• Audacity, Power Drowning
• Stoned At Heart, Party Tracks Vol: 1
• Kidnap Kids, You Would Run from Ratboy Grave

Steve Hart
1. Dave Zirin, Bad Sports
2. Grotus, Slow Motion Apocalypse
3. OMD, History of Modern
4. Catching the last out in a no-hitter
5. Geneva13 (zine)

Steve Larder
1. Godflesh, Streetcleaner
2. Swans, The Great Annihilator
3. Kowloon Walled City, Turk Street
4. Dropdead, second LP
5. Bastard, Wind of Pain

Tim Jamison
Top 5 “Best Shows Ever”
1. Articles Of Faith, Riotfest Chicago at The Metro, 10/8/2010
2. Beasts Of Bourbon, Cologne, Sept. 1990
3. Leatherface, Chicago, May 1999
4. The Damned, Chicago, March 1986
5. Scream, St. Louis, Sept. 1983

Todd Conge
1. The Arrivals, Volatile Molotov
2. Mike Watt, Hyphenated Man
3. Guided By Voices birthday party
4. Water Under The Bridge Records
5. Mind Spiders 7”

Todd Taylor
• Dead Mechanical, Addict Rhythms LP
• Homeowners, Light and Vision 7”EP
• Brokedowns, Species Bender CD
• Measure [SA], The: Notes CD
• Grabass Charlestons / Toys That Kill, split LP
• Rumspringer, Empty Towers CD

Ty Stranglehold
Top 5 “Q” Bands
1. Queers
2. Quincy Punx
3. Quicksand
4. Quadrajets
5. Queerwülf

Vincent Battilana
• Homeowners, Light and Vision 7”
• Superchunk, Majesty Shredding CD
• P.S. Eliot, Living in Squalor 7”
• Milhouse SMF reunion at The Hub and WCEBLU (Deluxe Edition) tape (and Milhouse USA(Deluxe Edition) tape)
• The Bright Ideas, “Raincoats” b/w “Stay Down” 7”