As Keats once said, “this is mothafuckin Brooklyn yo-”. Indonesia was amazing, but it’s always a treat to step back on that New York City soil, breathe that New York City air. I’m officially back on duty, and very jet lagged. So please pardon any incoming incoherence as I break fresh ground on a long list of bookmarked Bandcamps I’ve been meaning to squelch.
I’ll also take this opportunity to point out that we’re hosting Australia’s Post Paint tomorrow night at Freecandy with The Snake and Mavy Entertainment. The night is completely free, but bring your ID’s. (PS- Happy Lives is playing now and there’s a chance Il Abanico will be gracing us with their acoustic presence; rumors, rumors.) Dingus
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Tagged back, Brooklyn, don't upset the bear, freecandy, Happy Lives, Itchy Hearts, New York, Nowhere, NY, Post Paint, the Snake
Trunk Rock Records Spring Sampler 2012 by Various Artists (March 1, 2012) *
I’ve heard the name Trunk Rock Records float around quite a bit. Well, the Jersey powerplayers kindly reached out to us recently and offered a peek at the redesign of their site, their new and improved line-up and their new, coinciding, compilation album, or as they call it, The Spring Sampler. The first band on the album is Don’t Upset the Bear, a band I’ve seen around the internet, and in person, far too many times to keep forgetting to mention. The Bear is a versatile band that has moments of outlandishly powerful rage counter-weighed by other tracks that play more like sweet serenades (the latter being my preference). They pack a wholesome sound into a passionate performance that translates, pretty damn well, onto recording. Other bands on the album include Robbin’ Pain, Average Girl, Big Wilson River, and People in Charge (another personal favorite among the live Brooklyn scene).
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Tagged 2012, average girl, big wilson river, Compilation, DIY, don't upset the bear, netlabel, People in Charge, robbin' pain, spring sampler, trunk rock records