Taking Out The Thrash @ Milhouse 6/30

Tonight! Live and in person! Music and sounds to shock and confound, brought to you by the folks who know how to bring it. Starts at 9PM, so set your alarm now.

Get Fucked (The Band)
A raucous, rollicking racket reminiscent of nothing at all. Featuring members of Forget the times, Anybody But The Cops and Fuzztown, GF(TB) sounds almost exactly like the sum of its parts. Probably the final performance, so save your smokes for after their set.

Discarnate
https://discarnatemetal.bandcamp.com/
Oozing from the gutters of Grand Rapids and ready to tear Milhouse a new asshole (like it really needs one), and then stitch it back together. Black shirts, black metal, black eyes. Hide your kids, hide your wife.

Desiring Dead Flesh
https://www.facebook.com/desiringdeadflesh
Hailing from Bay City and on their way to Illinois’ Audiofeed festival, this troupe of ne’er-do-wells is adequately prepared to rage against the washing machine. Side effects may include blastbeats, breakdowns, bugzappers, balloons, and a really long microphone cable. Get your hands outta your armpits and get your feet into the circle pits.

Restrictions may apply. Donate even if you can’t. Respect everything you can see, hear, touch, taste or smell. \m/

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Monday Nite Basement Antics – WOOZY (New Orleans), EVERYONE & THEIR EMPTY CUPS, BORING PEOPLE @ Free Clinic – 6.8

The forecast for Kalamazoo, MI on Monday, June 8 reads “Partly cloudy skies. Chance of a shower or thunderstorm throughout the evening. Guarantee of rock ‘n’ roll as night falls.” Free Clinic is hosting three bands that are a lot of fun and should start your week off memorably.

Woozy are a three-piece experimental rock outfit hailing from New Orleans. The band have a proclivity for melancholy melodies which they skillfully and craftily maneuver around with adventurous guitar and drum arrangements, at times lilting while at other times rambunctious. The cut featured below from their Sundown Sessions contains good examples of the group’s dynamic contrast.

Kalamazoo’s Boring People are known for their infectious melodies supported by heavy-hitting instrumentation. In preparation for their debut album coming out on Already Dead Tapes next week, they will bring the ruckus to Free Clinic with several songs from the aforementioned release. The first single, “Spiderbite,” is featured in live form below.

Everyone & Their Empty Cups are known for highly energetic live performances inundated with grooves and hooks. Featured below is the first ten minutes of a set performed at Louie’s this past winter and is a small encapsulation of the real experience. Check it out!

Things should be getting underway shortly after 9 p.m. Please remember to donate to the touring band. Respect the space. Respect the bands. Let’s have a good time!

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Gnarly Noise And Earnest Songwriting – PALEHOUND (Boston, MA), GUPPY, PETRILLO – Milhouse – 6.3

Sometimes I get so excited about a show in Kalamazoo, I don’t even know what to say. Or rather, I have plenty to say, but it all sounds like endless embarrassing gushing to a friend IMG_2579you think is too cool to hang out with you. That might be the perfect tone for this event, but I’ll keep my elated word-vomit to a minimum and try to get to the crux of the whole thing.

So here’s what you need to know:

PALEHOUND is the full-band songwriter project of Ellen Kempner out of Boston, MA. They are on Exploding In Sound records which, if you’ve been to a Milhouse show in the last 3 years, you may have seen a label-mate or two of theirs (Krill, Porches., Kal Marks, formerly Speedy Ortiz – and other great projects that have played around Kalamazoo). The music could be compared to many of those related artists. The guitar work is on point, never trite or expected, and the songwriting is personal but also clever. I love it, and in all likelihood you will love it too. If you have any doubts about the excellence of this band that you don’t know, know that they are currently on a tour with Alex G and Speedy Ortiz, and have just happened to decide to make a stop in some dingy Kalamazoo basement just because.

Also bringing the warped hooks for days and out there guitar work are two local super-groups so to speak.

GUPPY are a product of folks from The Reptilian, Anybody But The Cops, Shoto, and Ackley Kid. Equal parts undeniably hooky writing and well placed noise and gnar, Guppy are quickly solidifying themselves as some of the most compelling noisy emo bands in West Michigan. Expect a tape from them soon, but until then most of their work can only be heard live, so come check it out!

And finally PETRILLO who are a super group of women who have been doing nothing but bringing the creative ruckus to DIY and other circles in Kalamazoo for YEARS, though not often musically. They have found each other and are now making some of the most interesting music I have personally see come out of Kalamazoo in years. If you are finding things to be much to formulaic, and you’d like to see something a bit more off the wall (the range of influences you could pin to this band are staggering, honestly) that still strikes a chord emotionally, this band is for you! They have no recordings. Come to the show and find out for yourself.

This show starts at 8:30 PM! Please bring money for the touring act. Be excellent to each and every person around ya. Email ditkalamazoo@gmail.com for the address.

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FUZZ.REVERB.FEEDBACK. – Skull Kid (PA) | Take One Car (NY) | Edith | Cardboard Highway | Welcome Neighbors – 5/28 – Rey Mysterio’s

Too many bands on this bill to waste your time being long-winded about the whole thing. Two out of towners. Three locals. One house. Lots and lots of hooks and yelling. Too good to miss! But don’t take my word for it, listen to the sounds yourself.

SKULL KID (Pittsburgh, PA) sound like the band you’re going to get obsessed with this summer

 

TAKE ONE CAR (Poughkeepsie,NY) sound like the lines you’ll get stuck in your head for days that you might accidentally falsely attribute to mewithoutYou

 

EDITH (here) sounds like if Alex G broke into your band’s practice space with some friends and just started fucking around with some new stuff you haven’t heard yet

 

CARDBOARD HIGHWAY (here) sound like Kalamazoo in 2009 though you just moved here last year so you’re not entirely sure what that’s all about but it feels nostalgic as all get out.

 

WELCOME NEIGHBORS (here) sound like a new band that you might not have heard and wont unless you just go to the show yourself and give it a listen.

TWO GROUPS FROM FAR AWAY SO DONATE. BE KIND TO REY MYSTERIO AND HIS ABODE.

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Rock n’ Roll Basement Show @The Forbidden Zone Tomorrow Night! (5/23)

If you’re looking to blow some steam, this is your chance. Three touring bands of all flavors are making their way out to the Zone, and I for one, couldn’t be more excited!

Human Skull (Danceable Punk Rock from Ann Arbor) Metro Detroit posted a quick read about them earlier this month

Ping Pong (Psych Garage Punk from Ann Arbor) This recently released full length is just about as interesting as their album cover

The Neffs (Psych Folk Rock from Pittsburg) The Neffs add a nice and warm, southern flare to their performance as they let their hearts out. In other words, good ol’ punk rock that I’m sure you’ll enjoy

Polychrome Violence (local punk rock) from around the block

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Ping Pong: Extraterrestrial Activities (5/16/2015)

Doors are at 9:00

please bring donations for the touring bands!

Let’s make this a reminder for why the music has yet to die

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No Fun House having no fun.

Hey all,

So on Monday the 11th, No Fun House (a show-house here in town since 2010!) experienced one of those tragedies that nobody ever thinks will happen to them. A fire started in the house and many of the inhabitants – all show-goers, supporters, performers, and even a founding member of this very website – lost not only their home in the short-term, but also a huge portion of their belongings.

This is an unprecedented post, but I feel that it is completely warranted given the nature of this tremendous adversity.

Please consider donating to this gofundme page and helping out a group of people who have worked hard and supported the Kalamazoo music community by performing, booking, and even hosting shows in their home.

Thanks y’all,

-Saxsquatch

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DIT Session #56: SuperMagical – “The Rat”

DIT Session #56
SuperMagical – “The Rat”

https://www.facebook.com/supermagicalmusic
http://www.supermagical.net

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