Wednesday, November 28, 2012

New York City Images As Album/CD Cover Art #98: Various Artists "Downtown 81" Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Various Artists "Downtown 81" Soundtrack (2007 Version)

Various Artists (including:)
Gray/ Coati Mundi Hernandez/ Tuxedomoon/ Liquid Liquid/ DNA/ James White & The Whites/ Marvin Pontiac/ Lydia Lunch/ Lounge Lizards/ Pablo Calogero/ Kid Creole & the Coconuts/ Suicide/ Chris Stein/ The Plastics/ Walter Steding & the Dragon People/ Melle Mel/ Rammelzee Vs. K-Rob

Title: Downtown 81 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Released: 11/06/07

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Rock Steady Records News Reel: 11/20/12 The Oddfathers/ Glitter Gun Live Debut

Consider this your final invitation to bear witness to the live debut of two new amazing Twin Cities rock and roll bands! Don't kick yourself tomorrow because you weren't there and had to read about it here!

11/20/12 The Oddfathers/ Glitter Gun @ The Pioneer Place Theater, St. Cloud, MN

If you're lucky there MIGHT still be a few tickets available here.
Which begs the question: If you don't have one already, what the hell are you waiting for?
See you at the show!

Visit The Oddfathers on Facebook.
Visit Glitter Gun on Facebook.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

New York City Images As Album/CD Cover Art #96: The Velvet Underground "Squeeze" (1973)

Velvet Underground "Squeeze" LP (1973)

Artist: The Velvet Underground
Title: Squeeze
Released: February 1973

Tonight! 11/14/12 Deathklok/ Machine Head/ The Black Dahlia Murder @ Myth, Maplewood, MN (Updated)

11/14/11 Deathklok/ Machine Head/ The Black Dahlia Murder @ Myth, Maplewood, MN
(Image via NYCDreamin Archives)


Machine Head has been forced to pull out of the Deathklok tour and will NOT be preforming at the Myth tonight.

"Vocalist/guitarist Rob Flynn had planned to go under the knife in January 2013 after completing the tour as he has been playing through the pain of a double inguinal hernia since the trek started in October. He had hoped to continue the tour despite extreme discomfort, but it's become too difficult to carry on. Flynn will instead undergo surgery on Wednesday, November 14 in Minneapolis before returning home to California to recover, rest and recuperate. The band will rejoin the tour in Portland, Oregon on November 24."

Full details at

Update: 11/15/12

Video diary of the days events from the man himself...

One From The Archives: November 2003 Skid Row UK Tour

November 2003 Skid Row UK Tour
(Image via NYCDreamin Archives)

Sunday, November 11, 2012

A Brief Metal Update From The Land Of The Rising Sun

Got an email update and some photos from one of our old headbanging partners in crime, Jeff G., who has been living and working in Japan for several years now. Jeff and I go way back to the early-mid 1980's when we were both into astronomy, model kits and early Venom records. It's always nice to find out what kind of crazy shit he's into at the moment. Here's the latest...

"Went to a show last week, thought I'd share with you. Had about 6 different bands, mainly from Hokkaido. The best one is from Sapporo called "Maverick". Very old school. Straight up metal sound. Got to talk with the lead singer/guitar player a little bit. They seem to be playing somewhere around here every weekend, so I'll definitely check them out again. (Can you pick me out in the crowd shot? just look for the white guy!!)

11/03/12 Maverick @ Pigsty (J. Gruetze)
11/03/12 Maverick with fans at the Pigsty, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan.
(All photos courtesy Jeff Gruetze)

"The band I'd really like to tell you about is from Osaka, "Galmet." Another all-girls band, this one has a bit more edge than Aldious. And, I'm actually getting to know this band. I've traded several e-mails with the lead singer Miki, and got to meet and hang out with everyone the night before the show. Very cool! Hopefully some day I'll be able to get down to Osaka and see them on their home turf."

11/03/12 Galmet (J. Gruetze)
Jeff with Galmet.

11/03/12 Galmet (Ruki/Ama) (J. Gruetze)
Ruki/ Jeff/ Ama

11/03/12 Galmet (Miki)(J. Gruetze)
Jeff / Miki

11/03/12 Galmet Setlist (at Pigsty)
Galmet's 11/03/12 setlist

One From The Archives: 11/10/12 Lamb Of God/ In Flames/ Hatebreed/ Sulosis @ Myth, Maplewood, MN

11/10/12 Lamb Of God/ In Flames/ Hatebreed/ Sylosis @ Myth, Maplewood, MN
(Image via NYCDreamin Archives)

Saturday, November 3, 2012

The Oddfathers Set November 20th As Date For Release Of Their Debut "Double Live 45rpm"

Oddfathers "Double Live 45rpm" (2012)
(Image via Noiseland Industires - Used With Kind Permission)

You're looking at a hot-off-the-press copy of The Oddfathers soon to be released debut, "Double Live 45rpm" on Rock Steady Records. Your first chance to get your grubby little hands a copy of this this extremely cool double 7" vinyl /w/ gatefold comes on November 20th when the Oddfathers play their debut show at the Pioneer Place Theater in St. Cloud, MN.

See you in line at the merchandise booth on the 20th!

Update: 11/04/12
The latest preview video from The Oddfathers.