Top 5s from Issue #76: Awesome personified

Oct 24, 2013

(glitch arts by candice)


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Aphid Peewit
• CULO, My Life Sucks and I Could Care Less 12”“
Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer for Freedom (book)
• Andy Kaufman, Andy & His Grandmother CD
• Marshall McLuhan, The Medium Is the Massage CD
• Slim Whitman, 1923 - 2013

Art Ettinger
• Nunslaughter / ANTiSEEN, split 7”
• Templars / Agent Bulldogg, split 7”
• Zeitgeist, Mind Cure Records Single of the Month 7”
• Antagonizers ATL, Hold Your Ground CDEP
• The Jetty Boys, Let ‘Er Rip LP

Bianca Barragan
Top Five Zines I’ve Read This Year in No Particular Order
As You Were: A Punk Comix Anthology, Issue #1, compiled by Mitch Clem
Gag Me with A... #9 by MC Sunflower Jones Productions
Lady Problems by Emily Hillburg
•  I Think of Demons / Sticky-Icky-Icky by Box Brown
•  Where Are You Going? by Red Velvet and Catfish Koifish 

Bill Pinkel
Top 5 Songs That Mention Babies (At Least in My Itunes Library)
• Scared Of Chaka, “I’m Atomic Baby”
• Plasmatics, “Butcher Baby”
• Against Me!, “Baby I’m an Anarchist”
• The Reatards, “Pretty Baby”
• Cursive, “The Lament of Pretty Baby”

Bryan Static
• Diarrhea Planet, I’m Rich beyond Your Wildest Dreams
• California X, Self-titled
• Ovlov, Am
• Superchunk, I Hate Music
• Japanther, Eat Like Lisa, Act Like Bart

Camylle Reynolds
Top 5 Shows at This Is Not a Step: Celebrating 20 Years of More Than Music
1. Los Crudos
2. Hysterics
3. Big Crux
4. No Statik
5. Neon Piss

Candice Tobin
1. Rumspringer, Stay Afloat LP
2. Crusades, Perhaps You Deliver This Judgment with Greater Fear than I Receive It
3. Night Birds, Born to Die in Suburbia LP
4. Kalashnikov, Living in a Psycho-Chaos Era LP
5. Frozen Teens LP

Cassie J. Sneider
Top Five Creepiest Songs to Receive as Side 1, Song 1 of a Mix Tape
1. ”I Wanna Be Your Dog” by The Stooges
2. “I’m in You” by Peter Frampton
3. “Seasons in the Sun” by Terry Jacks
4. “Happy Birthday” by Gary Glitter
5. Anything by the Police

Chad Williams
1. Criminal Damage, Call of Death LP
2. Night Birds, Born to Die in Suburbia LP
3. Hard Skin, On the Balls LP
4. Symbol Six, Self-titled 12” re-issue
5. Terrible Feelings, Backwoods 7”

Chris Mason
1. Hard Skin, On the Balls and Why Do Birds Suddenly Appear LPs
2. Nona, Through the Head LP
3. Dark Rides, Walk the Floors LP
4. Nervosas, Self-titled 2 x LP
5. Oblivians, Desperation LP

Chris Terry
1. Blood Buddies, Tree & Bird 7”

2. Chestnut RoadLP
3. Watertank, Sleepwalk LP
4. Run The Jewels, free internet album
5. Kirkus gave my novel Zero Fade a starred review!

Christina Zamora
Top 5 Bands I Can’t Stop Listening to Lately
1. Upset
2. The Salteens
3. Sonic Avenues
4. Benny The Jet Rodriguez
5. Hole, Live Through This

Craven Rock
1. Olytopia Camp at Autonomous Mutant Festival
2. Kylesa and Blood Sacrifice at The Triple Rock
3. Down All the Days by Christy Brown (book)
4. The Unauthorized Readings: Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself” at Fremont Abbey
5. Minneapolis, MN

Daryl Gussin
• Rumspringer, Stay Afloat LP
• Blank Pages, Self-titled LP
• Sundowners, Larger Half of Wisdom LP
• Dark Rides, Walk the Floors LP
• Sick Sick Birds, All the Fins in the Sea 7”

Designated Dale
1. Thee Cormans at Alex’s in LBC. Shaved Ape (their drummer) is the punk rock Don Rickles. Awesome personified, fuck the naysayers.
2. Molotov at The Conga Room in downtown L.A. The greatest musical backhand out of Mexico City. Bands that can forge monster tunes using the words “titties” and “chocolate chip ice cream” in the same song are a-okay in my book.
3. Charm Machine’s summer rampage, from Hermosa to Long Beach. The power of burritos and rock compel you!
4. The Noble Gasses at opening day of ScareLA. You’ll fall head over heels all over again for instrumental jams straight from the hip of these cats.
5. Nightmare Boyzzz new track, “Shivers.” Can not fucking wait ‘til their full-length gets wrapped up and ready for aural domination! 

Evan Wolff
1. Dark Rides, Walk the Floors LP
2. Wet Spots, Self-titled tape
3. NudeBeach, “What Can Ya Do” b/w “I’m Giving Up” Single
4. Goners, Self-titled EP
5. All Dogs / Slouch, split tape

Ever Velasquez
a.k.a. The Girl About Town 
1. Sebadoh at Bootleg Theater
2. Death at Amoeba music
3. J. Mascis at Amoeba music 
4. Egyptian Lover at Amoeba Music
5. Queens Of The Stone Age at Jimmy Kimmel Live

Gabe Rock
Top 5 Songs for a Mixtape #2
1. Mobb Deep, “Survival of the Fittest”
2. The Clash, “Police on my Back”
3. The Dutchess & The Duke, “Out of Time”
4. Compulsive Gamblers, “Stop and Think It Over”
5. Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers, “Get Off the Phone”

Garrett Barnwell
1. Classhole, Demos cassette
2. Success, We Are the ElitistGeneration CD
3. Elephants, Self-titled CD
4. Dennis Wilson, Pacific Ocean Blue CD
5. OLD, Formula CD

George Rager
Top 5 Seinfeld References That Should Also Be Night Birds Song:
1. “Rochelle, Rochelle”
2. “Serenity Now!” 
3. “Low Talker”
4. “Master of My Domain”
5. “Look Away, I’m Hideous”

Jennifer Federico
Top 5 Shows That Left a Mark
• Voivod (Baltimore, 1990)
• Metallica (Washington, DC 1988)
• Slayer (Baltimore, 1988)
• X (San Francisco, 2011)
• Hoax (San Francisco, 2011)
• Cockney Rejects (Oakland, 2013)

Jimmy Alvarado 
Five Swell Thangs 
• Mike Solis Memorial Party with Thee Undertakers, Decry, Our Band Sucks, et. al at DilettanteArtGallery in DTLA 
• Gospel Truth, A Lonely Man Does Foolish Things LP
• Spontaneous Disgust, The Hipster-Friendly Obscure Media Platform EP, computer punch card
• Peer Group, Rhetoric and Hands 7” EP
• Nervous Gender rumored to be working on new recordings!

Jim Joyce
Five Waysto Enjoy Fall
1. Watch the 1959 horror comedy,A Bucket of Blood, starring Dick Miller
2. Listen to the Coast to Coast AM radio show and hear about cryptid sightings 
3. Hear Tweens’ song “Be Mean” and wait impatiently for a 7” or something
4. Grab both volumes of Thai Horror Comics through Quimby’s in Chicago
5. Behold the Halloween aisle at Walgreens

Joe Dana
1. Bang Sugar Bang secret reunion show at the Kibitz
2. In Heaven There Is No Beer DVD Release Party, Night One: The Randies, Silver Needle, Bang Sugar Bang, and Midway
3. In Heaven There Is No Beer DVD Release Party, Night Two: Waking Hours, King Cheetah, and the Letter Openers
4. Razorcake’s Second I <3 Drinking Beer and Listening to Records event at Bar 107.
5. Death for free at Amoeba Records

Jordan Anne Jacobi
1. Big Muff, Soul’d Out of Character
2. Ben Weasel, Fidatevi
3. Sleepwalker, Untitled 12”
4. Peach Kelli Pop, Peach Kelli Pop II
5. Very Rare, Demo (2012)

Juan Espinosa
• Milk Music, Beyond Living 12”
• Sick/Tired, King of Dirt LP
• Violent End 7” tie with Ilegal: Callejon Sin Salida 7”
• Framtid, Defeat of Civilization LP
• Dyscontrol, Mo’ai Melodies Cassette

Keith Rosson
The Inverted Forestby John Dalton (novel)
Send Me Work by Katherine Karlin (short stories)
Double Feature by Owen King (novel)
Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead (novel)
Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace by D.T. Max (biography)

Kevin Dunn
• The Karloffs, “Never Again” b/w “Didn’t Want You/Wreck” 7”
• The UnGnomes, Grape Drink EP
• The Fur Coats, Goddamn, I’m a Handsome Man! 7”
• Rev. Nørb, The Annotated Boris (book)
• Sean Carswell, Madhouse Fog (book)

Kurt Morris
1. Red Animal War, Polizida
2. Boards Of Canada, Tomorrow’s Harvest
3. Julie Doiron & The Wooden Stars, Self-titled
4. The Reatards, Grown Up Fucked Up
5. The Reatards, Teenage Hate

Mark Twistworthy:
• Terry Malts,Nobody Realizes This Is NowhereLP
• Royal Headache, Stand & Stare 7”
• Running, Vaguely Ethnic LP
• Condominium, Carl7”
• Destruction Unit, Two Strong Hits 7”

Marty Ploy
• Superchunk, I Hate Music LP
• Nato Coles & The Blue Diamond Band, Promise to Deliver LP
• Dark Rides, Walk the Floors LP
• Radio Faces, Party at the Bushwick Hotel LP
• Having Rational Anthem in Southern California for a week.

Megan Pants
Top Punk Covers of Nonpunk Songs
• Leatherface, “Can’t Help Falling in Love” (Elvis)
• 7 Seconds, “99 Red Balloons” (Nena)
• Pinhead Gunpowder, “Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You’re Going to)” (Diana Ross)
• Hanson Brothers, “Get It Right Back where We Started from” (Maxine Nightingale)
• Feederz, “Have You Never Been Mellow?” (Olivia Newton-John)

Mike Faloon
1. Sean Carswell, Madhouse Fog (book)
2. Mickey Hess, The Novelist and the Wrapper (book)
3. Miss Tess, Sweet Talk LP
4. Night Birds, Born to Die in Suburbia LP
5. Toys That Kill / Future Virgins, split 7”

Mike Frame
1. Guy Clark, My Favorite Picture of You LP
2. Nona, Through the Head LP
3. Public Enemy, Most Of My Heroes... LP
4. Black Sabbath, 13 LP
5. Off With Their Heads, Home LP

Naked Rob
Radio Valencia 87.9FM SF
• Hickoids, Hairy Chafin’ Ape Suit LP (Texas cow punk)  
• Pat Todd & The Rankoutsiders, 14th & Nowhere CD (L.A. punk’n’roll)
• Maximum RnR, Rough Side of the Dial CD (Canadian rock’n’roll!)
• Pins Of Light, The New Sun 7” (San Francisco metal/punk/prog)
• Big Boys, Fun Fun Fun Re-issue LP (Classic!) 

Nardwuar the Human Serviette
1. Pork Fanzine
2. Glad to See the Back of You photo book by Ricky Adam
3. Greenback High, Bombs Away 7
4. Metal Postcard Records artists, especially Pairs from Shanghai!
5. R. Stevie Moore, Glad Music LP

Nicole Macias
Exploding Buffalo zine 
• Bikini Kill, the CD version of the first two records.
• Descendents, Somery 
• Anything by Haruki Murakami
The Riot Grrrl Collection, by Lisa Darms and Johanna Fateman

• Chill Dawg Cove Summer Concert Series
• Rockin’ The Dock at Land Between The LakesState Park, Kentucky
• M.O.T.O., Bad Dates, Rat Heart at Blank Space, July 18, Saint Louis
• Learning to drive a stick shift at age thirty-two
• Tight Bros, The Turkletons, Raging Nathans, The Haddonfields at 15th Haus, July 20, Columbus

Paul J. Comeau
Top 5 Songs I Listen to in 2013 Which Make Me Think of the ‘90s
1. Snapcase, “Caboose”
2. Adamantium, “Funeral of Silence
3. Madball, “Set It Off”
4. Earth Crisis, “Firestorm/Forged in the Flames”
5. H2O, “Sacred Heart”

Rene Navarro
1. Rata Blanca, Magos, Espadas, y Rosas CD
2. Fugazi, Red Medicine CD
3. Dead Moon, Strange Pray Tell LP
4. Spokenest, Wreck Of The Zephyr, and Jawwzz!! at Permanent Records
5. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, any grappling that works

Rich Cocksedge
Five Releases Rocking My Metaphorical Boat
1. Lemuria, The Distance Is So Big
2. Night Birds, Born to Die in Suburbia
3. Muncie Girls, Sleepless
4. Careers In Science, Cowards
5. Good Grief / BUZZorHOWL, Split 7”

Ryan Nichols
1. Reno
2. Elephant Rifle
3. Spitting Image
4. Plastic Caves
5. Thee Indoors

Sal Lucci
1. Thee Mighty Caesars LP re-issues
2. The Hussy, Pagan Hiss LP
3. Jerk, Boom, Bam, Volumes Three and Four
4. Pow Wow, We’re Dead CD-R. Featuring members of The Midwest Beat, Uh Oh, and The Perennials
5. M.O.T.O., A Golden Quarter Hour of M.O.T.O. 7” EP

Sean Arenas
• Roman Candles, Riley Versus Jason in the Land of Gracious Living LP
• Tobias Fünke, Read More Cassette
• Snow What, So White LP
• Tony Molina, “Dissed and Dismissed” LP
• You Me & US, Stay Inside Cassette

Sean Koepenick
Most Prized Rock Memorabilia
1. Signed Joey Ramone “Poison Heart” CD single
2. Signed CJ Ramone photo
3. Signed Tommy Stinson poster
4. Handwritten lyrics to “Smithers-Jones” by Bruce Foxton
5. Signed Mission Of Burma poster

Steve Adamyk
Top Five Thin Lizzy Songs for Summer ‘13
1. “Sweetheart”
2. “That Woman’s Gonna Break Your Heart”
3. “Waiting for an Alibi”
4. “Toughest Street in Town”
5. “Cowboy Song” (Live & Dangerous version)

Toby Tober
Top 5 Movies I Have Recently Enjoyed
1. Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic
2. Rectify, Season 1
3. Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives
4. How to Make Money Selling Drugs
5. From the Back of the Room

Todd Taylor
Madhouse Fog bySean Carswell (book) tie 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (book)
• Dark Rides, Walk the Floors LP
• Oblivians, Desperation LP
• Rumspringer, Stay Afloat LP
• Frozen Teens, Self-titled LP
• Gateway District, Old Wild Hearts LP
• White Murder, “Arteries Are Flexible” b/w “Shutter Speed” 7”

Tommy Vandervort
Top 5 D4th of July
1. Neutral Boy
2. Tenement
3. Pegboy
4. In Defence (Thanks for the CDs and patches you left on Pegboy’s gear.)
5. All the bands. Best two days I’ll have this summer.

Ty Stranglehold
1. Big Boys, Fun, Fun, Fun... 12”
2. Night Birds, Born to Die in Suburbia LP
3. Rations, Martyrs and Prisoners 7”
4. Deep Sleep, Turn Me Off CD
5. Class Of 1984 / The Excessives, Split 7”

Yvonne Drazan
Top 5 Acts I Saw at the 2013 Lamc (Latin Alternative Music Conference)
1. Alex Anwandter (Santiago, Chile)
2. ViniloVersus (Caracas, Venezuela)
3. Carla Morrison (Tecate, Mexico)
4. Los Master Plus (Guadalajara, Mexico)
5. Astro (Santiago, Chile)