I am old. I'm not just getting old, I'm already there and as I start on the long, slow decline, the best years behind me, I rely more on bands like these guys, Hollywood and Mean Jeans to remind me of the good old days when your liver was brand new and you didn't wake up until noon. You didn't care about living with six other dudes and crates of records doubled as furniture.
Hollywood says "(I Prefer) Drugs" these guys are ready to party, just like that Love Child of a full length...
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.
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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."
Bobby Hussy's punk rock band is on tour! Go seem them.
1.8 - Nashville, TN @ House Show w/ No Regrets Coyote
1.9 - Memphis, TN @ Buccaneer w/ The Sheiks, Gopes Busters
1.10 - Oxford, MS @ CS Burgers w/ Overnight Lows
1.11 - Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas
1.12 - Fort Worth, TX @ TBA w/ War Party
1.13 - Dallas, TX @ w/ Taqueria Pedritos W/ Party Static
1.14 - Fayettesville, AR @ JRs Lightbulb Club w/ Pagiins, Resin Hands
1.15 - Springfield, MO @ Outland Bar w/ Dirtnap
1.16 - Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge w/ Witch Jail, Psychic Heat
1.17 - Omaha, NE @ O'Leavers w/ Dumb Beach, Coaxed
1.18 - Dubuque, IA @ Eronel
Well it's the New Year and Big Neck has some very exciting news. Much of our news has to do with our releases that are coming up this year. The biggest and best news....
Big Neck is releasing Sonny Vincent's new record! 14 exclusive tracks to Big Neck Records. The record will be released in April 2014 on LP and CD. It is entitled, "Cyanide Consomme."
This record is blazing hot. If you think Sonny has slowed down at any point you are mistaken this record has tougher guitar riffs and more hooks than I have heard since The Testors.