The 31st Street Pub is an intimate venue, which is where I prefer to see bands whenever possible. Whatever thoughts I had about the need for a drum kit on the tightly packed stage were put to rest when Everything Goes Cold demonstrated that they knew full well what to do with it. High points of the evening included Rein[Forced] & Everything Goes Cold just completely ripping it up. Faderhead wasted no time cranking his energy right up in our face, hard. Faderhead destroyed Pittsburgh & Aesthetic Perfection steamrolled the debris right into the ground. Aesthetic Perfection brought their keytar and they meant business. We were warned by Aesthetic Perfection: “There’s always something killing me, Pittsburgh, and tonight it’s you!”
Word that I was coming must have preceded me since they rolled out the personalized welcome wagon.
The show was thoroughly enjoyed by all in attendance.
For readers interested in more on what Jim has up his sleeve, Falken has this good interview. Thanks to Jim for not only putting on the show, but for taking the time to round up some CDs for me at Eide’s the next day. Extra special thanks to John for rolling out to the show with me.
Yours truly has just completed his 38th orbit on this earth.
It has been a good run so far, and there are plenty of good things on the horizon. I wanted to take a moment and give a nod to a particularly exceptional highlight of this birthday celebration involving a most unexpected gift from my brother, the one and only DrMoravia.
I have been a devoted fan of Vomito Negro since I purchased The New Drug twenty years ago. I have been meaning to post about their latest release, Slave Nation, ever since it came out two months ago. I had every intention of picking it up from the nice folks over at Storming The Base, but the good Doctor beat me to it. While his care package arrived at the zer0Gee (hillout (hamber chock full of goodies, the new Vomito Negro CD was the supreme highlight, and completely unexpected. Musically it did not disappoint. It picked up seamlessly from 2010’s Skull & Bones, and should please EBM fans of all stripes.
It’s International EBM Day today. The date is 24/2 in European notation. Most readers here are familiar with the work of EBM forerunners, Front 242. Throw on some of your favorite EBM classics or just tune into EBM Radio to join in the celebration of this glorious day of epic music.
I am still not down with the whole download only music thing. So when I heard that I could get a real CD of the Front Line Assembly single Angriff, I was pretty excited. Of course those who have already comfortably transitioned to the digital realm can get all the same sonic goodness without the silver disc. (See below.)
I am warming up a little to this future world where the silver disc is but a relic, thanks in part to Blush Response. That is saying a lot, because I have been a huge Richard H. Kirk fan for years, and I still refuse to purchase any of his material that is download only!