December 2015 archive

Hidden Volume Records

  From Baltimore Maryland comes Hidden Volume Records. A label that specializes in releasing limited edition music from some of the best garage rock/punk,surf and psych rock from all around the globe. Their tag line is “The NOW sound of NOW”. And with releases by bands such as The Whiskey Devis,Kurt Baker Combo,The GTVs,Sick Thoughts …

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Christmas, Tabonga Style

For the uninitiated, Tabonga (sometimes referred to as “Tabanga” or “Taranga” depending on the source) is the name of the monster in a little movie called From Hell It Came. It’s the story of a tree that walked like a man…and died like a chump. Given how it’s a 50’s monster movie that most people …

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6’+ Episode 168 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “And on that day, Strange Jason’s heart grew three sizes that day, and he played joyous music celebrating the holiday — tunes from NICK LOWE & LOS STRAITJACKETS, THE DYES, THE MERMEN, THE YOBS, THE MARTINI KINGS and many more. Even MONSTERMATT PATTERSON has a Merry …

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6’+ Episode 167 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “Bah — HUMBUG! It’s a miserable season of jolly and joy, so we’ve got your anti-holiday music in this episode. Songs from PAUL MAULED & THE FURIOUS ELVES, THE MEN WHO WILL NOT BE BLAMED FOR NOTHING, THE CREEPING CRUDS & More. Speaking of the naughty …

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Midnight Syndicate, CHRISTMAS: A GHOSTLY GATHERING

Midnight Syndicate Official Site Christmas: A Ghostly Gathering, Linfaldia Records 2015 After numerous requests for such an album by fans, Midnight Syndicate has finally released their very first Christmas album! It’s something of a departure from their usual work in more ways than one. Aside from the obvious difference, the band has stressed their efforts …

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6’+ Episode 166 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “The night, it’s full of colors! In this episode, covered in red, green, blue, orange and white lights, we celebrate the twinkling shades of the season. Featuring music from MONSTER A GO-GO, FRENZY, THE INDEPENDENTS and more. MONSTERMATT PATTERSON reaches a milestone on a colorful edition …

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It’s A Wonderful Copyright Explanation

The story of how It’s a Wonderful Life is no longer considered to be a public domain film is well known. The only problem is that the most popular and most circulated version of the story is laughably incorrect. Contrary to popular belief, the film’s copyright was not restored thanks to the film containing music …

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6’+ Episode 165 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “The only talking on this episode comes from Strange Jason as Monstermatt Patterson, as an all instrumental show is beamed straight into your brain! Music from THE FLYING FADERS, LOS HIJOS, BOMBON, THEE ICEPICKS and more. Monstermatt recreates Scanners and the messy results are on the …

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Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins

I know I already discussed Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins last year but I just had to revisit it. Especially since I discovered there are so many videos devoted to it on YouTube. First Nick Sucan has some wonderful selections from a stage performance: But my absolute favorite has to be this look at an …

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Christma(dnes)s VI

Ho Ho Horror! I’m making like the above creepy Santa and have plenty of treats for you. The first of which is a stencil for making a type of elf known as a “Brownie.” Although it was originally intended for use on Halloween, you can also use it for Christmas without anyone complaining. Speaking of …

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