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Aug 29, 2014
Category: General
Posted by: bart
Fatal Figures are the members of The Blowtops latest, a band I'm just getting to know also on Big Neck Records. These guys are making it happen in way way western New York where it's winter six months a year. Buffalo was the big city we would occasionally drive to to either go across the border to drink in Canada or go to Darien Lake and see a huge show. I played with someone from Buffalo who would tell me about all kinds of cool shit that was happening and I imagined living there one day. Their latest builds on that garage intensity with some hardcore influences while keeping that raw, live sound.

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Aug 18, 2014
Category: General
Posted by: bart

 

Sonny Vincent - 'Cyanide Consommé' (Big Neck Records)


 I'm on it and will shout from the rooftops once more: Sonny fucking Vincent has a new record out and you should buy it because it's a killer release crammed full of fourteen noisey, punk rock attitude, rock and rolla, motherfucking songs! Now thats 'Cyanide Consommé' pretty much in a nut shell!

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Aug 13, 2014
Category: General
Posted by: bart

Madison garage-punk outfit Fire Retarded‘s debut full-length, ‘Scroggz Manor,’ crams a lot more melody, swing, and space into the thwacking frenzy the band has cultivated at its shows and on last year’s ‘High Horse’ EP. (Previously, they’ve teased the album online with “Meat Stairs” and “Nothing Said.”) The relatively new band still centers around guitarist Tyler Fassnacht’s raw, often screamed vocals and drummer Alex Ross’ direct, shambling rhythms. The addition of Hussy member Bobby Hussy on second guitar (full disclosure: Bobby and I work together a bit at MadCity Music Exchange), who also recorded the album, helps to flesh out the approach here, including new versions of two songs from the EP. The album’s closing track, “Overrated Kayak,” is a much bigger surprise, running longer than five minutes to the band’s usual two-minutes-ish, and slowing down for a bit of jangly, sweetly sad power-pop. But for now, I wanted to focus on what the band does with the one minute and 45 seconds of “Brain Burger,” cramming a catchy vocal melody into the verses even as Fassnacht and Hussy’s guitars cultivate a deceptively unstable, messy feel before tightening up for a prodding, shouted chorus. Stream the song above.

‘Scroggz Manor’ is due out in April on Big Neck Records. Fire Retarded’s next show is Saturday, March 22 at the Crystal Corner Bar.

- See more at: http://artsextract.com/2014/03/14/song-debut-fire-retarded-brain-burger/#sthash.SuK56zjw.dpuf
 

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Jan 24, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: bart
As you saw on our Facebook page, Big Neck is releasing our very own Iphone App.  The app will allow you to keep up on all the current news, check out tours, view band information, and most importantly have the ability to stream every song from every band that Big Neck ever put out!
Jan 14, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: bart

Best Freeby of the week:

Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb tee shirt - at the show on Saturday Sal gave me one of their new tee shirts and it's sweet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Demo of the week:

Drugs Dragons - Tony Sagger sent me a CDR for Drugs Dragons II&I/II.  I have to admit off that bat that I am not a big fan of Drugs Dragons, I was a huge fan of Sagger and Tony's solo work.  I think I am just kind of sick of the 60's psych garage rock.  Even though Drugs Dragons takes that sound to a whole other level, a weird and heavy as hell whole other level, still not my cup of tee.  What I do love about this is the time and efffort Tony puts into any of his releases, look at this CDR:

He created the packaging by hand and drew/painted the cemetary scene, and then cut out the moon and stars so the CD would shine through.  Unbeleivable!  The time it took to do this is astronomical and its cool as hell.

 

Jan 14, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: bart

HOLLYWOOD and Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb played this weekend at a Birthday party in DC.  Cory and I decided to stop by.  Great show at a bar called the Pinch.  Stop Worrying got on stage first and just had a grand old time of it.  As you can see by the photos they were wearing football helmets and begging people in the audience to throw things at them or hit them in the helmet.  Too funny. 

Sal figured it out first that she had to lift the helmet to sing, Mike went through a couple songs till we yelled at him to fix it.  Still a great show and fun.

 

HOLLYWOOD was up next and belted out a great set of tunes from their upcoming "Love Child" LP and a bundle of brand new songs!

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