Don't forget about the Record Release show Wednesday night
D.C.’s punk rock vandals The NVs has charmed the District with its brazen offerings since 2011. The quartet-comprised of vocalist Sal Go, guitarist Scott Wilson, bassist Lucas Oswalt and drummer Nathan Armstrong-recently unveiled a debut EP last fall, and will celebrate its release at DC9 this Wednesday. Before the show, I had the chance to chat with Sal about the group’s start, the new EP and future plans.
The NVs are playing their record release party this Wednesday at DC9 with Cheap Time.
Heather and Bobby from The Hussy were passing through Brooklyn last week with a little band called Nobunny. It was one of the sold out shows they were playing supporting that bad ass up and down the east coast and even shared the stage with Mr. No at Baby's All Right, I witnessed that freaking debauchery with my own forever scarred eyes. It's awesome to see a band that's been so great from the very first single and I get equally excited when so many other people start to see it too. Why am I even talking about Bobby and the Hussy in this post? Because in addition to running his label, Kind Turkey, Bobby has been recording and mixing his own records and this single from Fire Retarded (which I instinctually spell 'reatarded') he ended up playing guitar on and joined the freaking band for a tour and maybe for good(!) last month. I'm sure the rest of these guys are great too but Bobby's involvement had me reaching to throw this on the turntable the minute I opened it up.
This is a great interview that our good friend Todd Killings from HOZAC, Horizontal Action, and Victim of Time did with Sonny Vincent last year. Check it out, its awesome:
Next up on our list of exciting releases is the Activations. This is the new power punk band put together by Dan from the Radiobeats. They have four members, Dan on guitar and vocals, Read on Guitar, TFP on Bass, and Max on drums.
What I love about this band is that they play punk rock with a heavy 70's influence in their songs. The song, " Why Why Why" has an incredible guitar that brings to mind punk mixed with those early 70's rock bands. It delivers tough hard chords that drive you into a brick wall over and over. Its f'n great.
They are having their record release show February 22, 2014 but there debut release from Big Neck will be out in April.
Next on our list of 2014 excitement is the band Fire Retarded. Bobby Hussy from The Hussy has always proclaimed that he is a punk rocker underneath all of the Hussy's psych filled garage rock. To the point that he claims to have been raised on the Punk Rock of Big Neck Records from a wee age. Well he saw Fire Retarded play very early in their career and decided on the spot that he needed to be in the band. That night they went from a 3 piece to a 4 piece with Bobby on guitar.
Bobby always wanted to release a record on Big Neck, but he didn't want it to be a psych rock record, he wanted to have a Big Neck release that was a real 'punk rock scorcher'. Well Fire Retarded was about to hit the studio when we called to find out if Bobby was ready to make his punk rock scorcher. Literally a couple days later Bobby was sending me mixes of Fire Retarded's new record "Scroggz Manor."