SCS in KY / TN this Weekend
The Shoal Creek Stranglers will be “appearing” before your very eyes and ears this Saturday night in Murray, KY at Terrapin Station Record Store along with some top-Kentuckian music folk — THE JACKSON PURCHASE and SECULAR PETS.

Following this,  catch them strangling down at THE STONE FOX in NASHVILLE, TN the next evening (SUNDAY FOOL)

GF’s own Dubya Jay will be on the shoals of thee scene this weekend, covering the Stranglers’ travels.  Come out and enjoy the rare Bluegrass, Gospel and Country tunes performed by Zeke Sayer and Matthew Garrison (of THE HUMMS)

Enjoy and SHARE this video from fall 2011 of SCS performing “Down In The Ground” outside of GF HQ


The BLACK LIPS in Athens

On a Wednesday evening, we made our way down to “The Manor” in Athens, GA – a venue known for it’s Lazers, Fog and Ying Yang Twin hosted events.  At around 10pm the curtain raised, The RODNEY KINGS chomped down on the sound and folks where physically fine to show for it, bless their hearts. They throbbed and bobbed their bones baby. There was a middle band, Tallycox that seemed well rounded with “top notch musical-movement-minded-musicians”-no doubt.  I slipped upstairs and bumped into D-ROC and KAINE momentarily.

Sliding into the midnight hour, the lips kicked things off with “SEA OF BLASPHEMY”–and a sea it soon was of beer, bottles, cans, shoes and bodies as the band played new cuts direct from their latest release (Arabia Mountain) with older material in between.  It was the usual Lipsy show without the gimmicks, although I believe some of the new comers where still in “shock from the rock” said one innocent groove stricken-lady.  They played an Almighty Defenders song (Bow Down and Die) and then soon after ended somewhere around “BAD KIDS”. Seeing the lips many a time between all of ourselves, the show still came nothing short of a rawkously recharging–perhaps an alcoholic reboot for some, and simply a twist of the hips for others.  / WJ

Pictured : Ian Saint Pe (Guitar/Vox for BL)

Photo Credit : KELLY O


These Raww-thrashin punks from Athens, GA have produced (for lack of more appropriate slang) a 7INCH for Virginia’s WONDERTRICK label — and rarely does any firecracker on this devil-dish fizzle any longer than 40 seconds.  The music is maddening, spaced out mostly from your own imagination in-between muffed out little teases–Yet, a flip over to side B oozes the repetitive (and unexpectedly relaxing) drone of ROTTER.   Read more about MUUY BIIEN in this article from VICE




Just this past weekend, Athens’ own action attraction, Timmy Tumble and The Tumblers took to the Tumblin Tennessee road,  stopping briefly in Memphis, Nashville and Chattanooga.   For those that don’t know, this band features Tim Schreiber who fronted  Colonel Knowledge and the Lickity-Splits (ALIVE!/BOMP!), as well as members of All City Canonballers, Mouser and The Humms.  Check OWT this grooving show review we dug up from the band’s stop at the Springwater Bar in Nashville, TN last Friday night :


“First up were Timmy and the Tumblers, who, as we were about to find out, take their identity quite seriously.”  —–“The crowd on hand was pretty thin, but that didn’t discourage Schrieber from trying to engage every last person in the building, taking cues from his time with legendary Athens psych band Dark Meat. He used every inch of his extra-long mic cable to explore the space, offering one verse as he reclined with his feet on the merch table, the next crooned on one knee to an unsuspecting patron, the next as he rolled around on the floor after doing a somersault from the lip of the four-inch-high stage. (Seems he didn’t notice or care that this place has a different kind of five-second rule: If it’s on the floor for more than five seconds, you might be better off burning it, whatever it is.) Straining against his tether, he even sang face-to-face with the regulars watching football. They smiled and nodded — yeah kid, that’s nice. It takes a lot more than that to peak their weird-shit-o-meter.”




Here we have our 4th official release. But just what does “official” even mean anymore. You know who it is.  It’s your late night / get right boys, THE RODNEY KINGS, and they are serving OWT some of the best Poppin’ Punk we’ve heard in ages, GET BENT says they “might be the loudest and most obnoxious band to come from the land of REM”

Stream the flow and then Spin that WaxX



The 7″ is available in our STORE  (Get it while it’s fressh folks)

or DEMAND IT at your favorite local record store.