August 2014 archive

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Beware the Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion

Beware the Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion Official Site The Legend Of Goatman’s Bridge, Scorpi-O-Tone Recordings 2011 Five After Midnight, Scorpi-O-Tone Recordings 2011 While there are many horror bands who wear masks and perform under aliases, none are nearly ass mysterious as Beware the Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion. One would think a band based …

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6′+ Episode 120 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “Nate the Psychobilly Gardener is joining us for this week and fears that he has accidentally gotten Strange Jason killed. Sherlock Foxxx, the world’s only consulting fox detective, gets on the case with Undead Elvis. Nate tries his best to keep you entertained as they race …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Creepxotica

Creepxotica Official Site Creepxotica, Dionysus Records 2011 Haunted Bossa Nova, Dionysus Records 2013 Creepxotica has a rather interesting history. It’s actually a side project of the horror surf band The Creepy Creeps, which is in turn made up from former members of bands like Struggle, Tarantula Hawk and The Locust (among others). Hailing from San …

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SJTV: Rock the Vote

I don’t watch a lot of television, especially compared to what I used to. My teenage self is envious of my adult self, because if fifteen-year-old Strange Jason had access to Netflix and Hulu and all these other troves of shows and content, he would be in heaven. He would not be going outside AT …

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The 6′+ Summer Special is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “Strange Jason is still on vacation (or whatever he’s calling it.) In honor of H.P. Lovecraft’s birthday this week, we’ll put up this formerly NecronomiCon 2013 exclusive episode for one week only. It’s got music from Zombeast, White Flag, Alex K. Redfearn and the Eyesores and …

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Movie Review: Mesa of Lost Women (1953)

Zombos Says: Poor (but hilarity abounds) Leering dwarf faces keep intercutting at inappropriate times, producing an effect not unlike the subliminals in Terror in the Haunted House. The spider women, with the notable exception of Tarantella, all dress like extras in She. Adding to the Woodian confusion, if you look quickly enough, you will see Mona …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: The Tsultry Tsounds of Go!Tsunami

Go!Tsunami Official Facebook The Tsultry Tsounds of Go!Tsunami, Deep Eddy Records 2013 What can I say about Go!Tsunami that I haven’t already said in my first review of their work? As you may have guessed, this means I love the band and their follow-up to 2009’s New Wave Order is awesome. Let’s look at how …

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6′+ Episode 118 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “Monstermatt Patterson has taken control of the program! With Strange Jason still missing, listen to the Man of a Thousand Bad Monster Jokes play some classic ha-ha-horror songs from Screamin’ Lord Sutch, The Ghouls, Gene Moss, Elvira, Tomb Dragomir and more!” Remember to email 6′+ (contact …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Hello Little Olives

Ding Dong Devils Official Facebook Hello Little Olives, Tiki Tunes Records 2012 The Ding Dong Devils are back! While the songs are all new, their unique brand of playful exotica/surfabilly/fuzzy rock is still the same. Hello Little Olives is loaded with musical shout-outs, which ranges from Don Ho to GG Allin! “Meet Me At the …

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The Emotional Vampire & Passive Aggressive Werewolf

SMBC Theater have been making tons of hilarious online comedy sketches since 2009. Here are two loosely related ones that I think you will enjoy: Just like the last time I linked to an online sketch comedy troupe, the people behind the above videos have made a feature length motion picture. It’s called Starpocalypse and …

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6′+ Episode 117 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “Strange Jason is missing on this episode that features the Gdl16 Intern hosting, along with The Monstermatt Minute, Heather Buckley’s Oddscurities, Killer Kuts from Kraig Khaos and music from The Mad Doctors, The Hamburgulars, The Phantom Rockers, Haunted George and more!” Remember to email 6′+ (contact …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: The Return

I started the Freaky Tiki Surf-ari four years ago and find myself pleasantly surprised by how the exotica genre seems to embrace its freaky side more and more each year. Hopefully you had similar feelings about our surprise foreshadowing on the podcast. This year is no exception and I think you will find the albums …

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Stop the Countdown!

Over the past weekend, I walked into a Party City to kill some time and see if there was any creepy-Birthday related supplies as a last minute celebration of a particular bat-winged DJ I know. And, despite it not even being August, there was a section that had been cleared out, plastered with orange wallpaper …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: 6′+ Episode 116 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “It wouldn’t be summer without this yearly event of surf and exotica. We have music from Creepxotica, Hell-O-Tiki, Go!Tsunami, The Atomic Mosquitos, The Hula Girls and more. Monstermatt Patterson tries to go surfing but can’t find a stable wifi connection.” Remember to email 6′+ (contact at …

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