Saturday, July 23, 2011

Band Name:
Hi, how are you? We're meek is murder.  

Location:
We're from Brooklyn, NY. Right now we're in a gross van tarnishing the picturesque quality of Burlington, VT. Someone tagged "El Barto" backwards on the rear doors of our van the day before we left. I think it was Sean. Fuck you, Sean.

Formed:
Meek was my (Keller's) solo project which I started in late 2005. We didn't become a band with real life human members until early 2008 or so. Our first show was in 2009 and our first record came out this year in 2011. I guess we're kinda slow.

Members:
Keller- vocals and guitar
Sam- bass
Frank- drums

Andrea- my girlfriend and our unofficial manager/caffeine level monitor.

Releases:
We just release an album called "Algorithms" which was recorded by Kurt Ballou (Converge). It's about Computer Science.

I also put out an EP in 2007 called "Mosquito Eater" when meek was still a solo project. I recorded it in my bedroom with one microphone. Some people say it sounds kind of cool. I think it sounds like it was recorded in my bedroom with one microphone.

Tell us about yourselves!
I used to be in a band called The Red Chord and before that I was in a band called NAME, neither of which which sound like really. Sam has a band called Sunwoman who we don't sound like at all. Frank is in a band called Empyreon which we REALLY don't sound anything like.

The purpose of this band is to have lots of "vantime" which we're doing pretty well at this year. We went to Texas for SXSW. Right now we're on tour with Fuck The Facts. Next week we're going out with Tiger Flowers. In case you were wondering "vantime" is in fact one word because the van no longer exists as a separate or tangible entity but a seamless extension of the collective dude consciousness. Also, the laws governing the space-time continuum cease to apply within this complex bouquet of aromas. Additionally we are quite fond of Waffle House. There aren't any WH in Brooklyn so in order to quell an insatiable hunger we obviously had to start a punk band.


Check out meek is murder's new video "Recursions" over at Metal Sucks and don't miss them live at The Space @ GreenStar, 700 W Buffalo St, Ithaca, NY 14850 with pals Tiger Army and locals Crime Pays and Paralysis at Dawn. 8PM $5 ALL AGES. 

Band Name: Paralysis At Dawn

Location: Groton, Cortland, Moravia

Formed:
Current line up was around the fall of 2010.

Members:

Dana Twigg- Drum kit
Ritchie K- Brutal Guitar
David H- Destroyed Guitar and some percussion

Releases: There are no current releases from PAD.  We have a 3 song demo that's waiting to be mastered. Mid-August we should have it to throw at people. We're hoping to press it on a 7" or a split LP with other artists eventually.

Tell us about yourselves!
Paralysis at Dawn is music and sounds that are distinct, and represent our energy and vision. We don't really have any anchors when it comes to songwriting or styles of music.  Though Ritchie and Dana have established an unique technical, trash like metal over these past ten years that serves as the basis for most of our work,  the addition of David and the direction of our jams have us not knowing what material will end up being arranged.  "Technically sound ambient metal" is probably the easiest way to describe what we do (thanks Bubba). Our band takes influences from a variety of sounds and we try to incorporate those various influences into every song we write. I think we're striving for a sound all our own and so far we're doing a pretty good job with it.  Matched Cut, War Dove, and 30 Watts Short are bands that we've previously played in.  Dana also is an acoustic folk style songwriter.

Our first show at the haunt with our friends Baylor's Eye had us pumped due the the great response we received. We have the writing process on hold over the summer, but we are very much stoked to put some new material together.   We're anticipating performing IU shows, as well as at the 77 Club in Cortland.
We are looking to expand our sound through different instrumentation, and having friends supplement our sound with vocals, noise, live energy or anything else really...  but we'll see what happens. Definite plans are Playing for the love of playing and coming up with more "_______ @ Dawn" t shirt ideas.

Catch Paralysis at Dawn live, opening for Meek Is Murder, Tiger Flowers, and Crime Pays on Thursday, July 28th at The Space @ GreenStar, 700 W Buffalo St, Ithaca, NY 14850 - 8PM | $5 | ALL AGES

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Meet The Band: Tiger Flowers

Band Name: TIGER FLOWERS. We named the band after the first black Middleweight Champion of the world. We're also known as The Tiger Lillies. Will wanted to name the band Cement Condom. We kicked the everloving shit out of him for even uttering those words.

Location: Harlem, Bronx, Upstate New York and Long Island.  True story.

Formed: 2008ish. Jesse came from My Bitter End and Will and Dean came from Johnny Cage is a Fake, They formed TF and Dan who was in a band with Jesse came on to play drums and to fellate and massage Jesse when he's feeling tense.

Members: William Gomez, Daniel Miccio, Jesse James Madre And Dean Chooch Landry. Will Gomez is actually a superhero named "DOC Gomez" He saves lives.. lot's of em with his own two magic hands. Jesse is a writer and a Master piercer, Dan is part owner of A sick T-shirt company called Bile Hendenson and Dean is an artist/photographer.

Releases:
coming very soon. (it's complicated)

Tell us about yourselves! Our sound is a bit of a mix of mathy, passionate, desperate and destructive emotive hot mess. We play music together because we love traveling, sharing music with other people and making friends. And most of all we like going to Waffle House together.

We have an awesome summer tour coming up with our NYC buds Meek Is Murder! Check our Facebook band page for all tour dates. 

Don't miss Tiger Flowers live with meek is murder, Crime Pays, and Paralysis at Dawn at The Space @ GreenStar, 700 W Buffalo St, Ithaca, NY 14850 - 8PM | $5 | ALL AGES

Thanks to everyone who came out to our Sunday night punk/ska show!  
Click on the name of the article for all the footage.


Mill Bastards


The Waffle Stompers 'Serious'


The Dirty Slits


King Sized Pegasus

Footage from our 7/13 show - sadly Elsa & the awesomeAWESOMES' last gig ever. Plus side, he had some pretty great antics for the farewell and The Emotron and Andy the doorbum did a combined set which was dark and fantastic. Lots of footage after the break! Plenty more at the IU YouTube channel.


The Emotron


Elsa & the awesomeAWESOMES - slight intermission, encore, and battle!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Ithaca says "Good-bye!" to Elsa & The awesomeAWESOMES tonight at The Space.  Get ready for an extra special performance with more costumes, gags, interactivity, and more. He's on second. Headlining is the return of The Emotron with the first appearance of Andy The doorbum in I-town. Paper Armies to support.  Read more for details and more video!




Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Footage from July 9th big heavy show at The Haunt. I love me some Batilus... also check out the new Don't Go Into The Woods line up, yes!!


Batillus


Mutilation Rites


Don't Go Into The Woods - 'Rite of the Nazgol'


Don't Go Into The Woods


Sorrow of Batavia


Sorrow of Batavia

Lots more video over at the IU YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/IthacaUnderground

A few clips from some recent out of town gigs!


Cloud Becomes Your Hand @ Bazooka/Bazooka


Cloud Becomes Your Hand @ Bazooka/Bazooka


Dan Drake/Cattle Drums @ The Flying Squirrel


All of Them Witches @ The Flying Squirrel


Mouth To Mouth To Mouth @ The Flying Squirrel


Lots more video over at the IU YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/IthacaUnderground