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DS Photo Gallery: Druglords of the Avenues, Tartar Control, Civil War Rust, Dialectics at DNA Lounge SF (3.17.16)

This past St. Patrick’s Day I woke up with images of green beer and boiled meats that would be in my near future. The day had finally arrived where we are all just a little bit Irish, and for some reason we choose to celebrate in sometimes the worst fashion. Not this year though, as DNA Lounge was hosting a killer night of punk rock in their intimate, upstairs venue.

Up first to the stage was The Dialetics who hail from Santa Rosa and have a classic punk rock sound with a touch of DEVO and surf. The band recently released their newest album “Through The Wall” last week and pretty much covered the entire EP during their set. You can have a listen here.

Civil War Rust is one of those bands one their way to become a household name. These guys are relentlessly touring, and drawing bigger crowds at each show. It’s gritty, it’s melodic, it’ll make you get off your seat and dance around. Hell, you can even join the band on stage if you know the words. The band’s latest release, “Help Wanted” came out this past November.

I thought I had seen Tartar Control before, but I guess I was wrong because the set that fans were treated to was something I had never witnessed before, and which you could never forget. The band consists of two Mormon missionaries and a robot who supplies the beat as well as some witty comments. Vocalist Robert Selander is all over the place – at times calm and seated as if at church, while the next moment he’s doing handstands and running around the crowd, sticking his fingers in people’s mouths checking if they’ve recently brushed their teeth. Their name is, by the way, Tartar Control. I think the photos of these guys paint the picture fairly accurately.

Headliners for the night were Druglords of The Avenues, which features Swingin’ Utters vocalist Johnny Peebucks as frontman. If you’ve ever seen an Utters show, Peebucks is on point as always, with erratic kicks and fists in the air. This is clearly “a venture apart from its more famous Swingin’ counterpart, rather than an extension or a redundancy of it”, but there’s always that built-in fanbase, and with the same singer you’ll always hear a little something of the familiar.

Have a look at all the photos from the night’s performances below.

As always, big thanks to Barry for being so rad and having one of the best venues in the city.

TV Freaks stream new “D.Y.O.T./THE PITS” 7-inch (Garage Punk)

Hamilton, Ontario garage punk act TV Freaks have just released their new EP  D.Y.O.T./THE PITS and you can stream the entire thing below .

The album was put out on Schizophrenic Records.

Black Market (garage punk) release “DOA” off upcoming LP “Get Over It”

Charlotte, NC garage punks Black Market have put up a new song for streaming in anticipation of their debut full-length dropping April 1st. The song is called “DOA” and the album is called “Get Over It.” You can hear it below.

The album is a follow-up to their split 7″ with Totally Slow.

The Hip Priests (punk ‘n roll) stream new single “Make War Not Love”

English punk ‘n rollers The Hip Priests are streaming a brand new single titled “Make War Not Love” and you can check it out below.

The tune appears on a 7″ split the band recently released with Bloodlights.

This is The Hip Priests first new material since 2014’s “Black Denim Blitz” out on Self Destructo Records.

Old Man Coyote (Punk rock n’ roll) release new EP “The Sick World Of Sane People”

German punk rock n’ rollers Old Man Coyote have just released a new EP “The Sick World Of Sane People.” You can stream the EP below.

Crazy And The Brains release crazy music video for “Good Boy”

New Jersey xylophone punks Crazy And The Brains have released yet another zany music video, this time for their song “Good Boy”. Check it out below.

The tune appears on the band’s recently released EP, Brain Freeze, out now on Baldy Longhair Records.

The Snarks release new EP, ‘It’s Like… Carpe YOLO, Man’

Fort Wayne, IN punk act The Snarks have released their sophomore EP, It’s Like… Carpe YOLO, Man. You can stream it below or purchase it here.

The Snarks will physically release It’s Like… Carpe YOLO, Man, on February 6, 2016, though it’s available digitally now. It follows the band’s debut, Night at Crystal Beach, which was released in December 2014. 

The Lonesome Ones (garage punk) release “Duck and Cover”

SoCal garage punks The Lonesome Ones have just released their new full-length, Duck and Cover on Basement Records.  You can stream the album in its entirety below, and if you like what you hear, be sure to pick it up on The Lonesome Ones’ bandcamp.

The Lonesome Ones’ last release was Far From Here in January 2013 through Basement Records.

Music Video: The Bloodtypes – “Panic”

Portland, Oregon garage-punk act The Bloodtypes recently released their newest album Pull The Plug.  The band is now sharing a new video for a song from that album.

Check out the video for “Panic” below.

Pull The Plug was released on December 17th via Bomb Pop Records.

Album Review: TV Freaks – “Bad Luck Charms”

Hamilton, Ontario’s TV Freaks are back with Bad Luck Charms, their third full length album to date, and first for the wonderful Deranged Records.  Their new label home is the perfect place for their brand of dark and manic garage punk.  They manage to hit all the best parts of this little subgenre while also making a statement as to why they are one of the most unique bands to come out of the burgeoning scene.

TV Freaks play frantic garage punk, peppered with touches of hardcore and dark undertones throughout.  The guitar has a somewhat hollow and tinny tone to it, but with a bit more distortion than what is found in a typical garage act.  The bass is crunchy and the drums compliment the music at whatever speed the band is playing at.  They go from slow crawlers like “Forget You” to barn burners like “Pick My Brain,” and everywhere in between.  Most songs hang around a nice driving speed, but the band will sometimes stop on a dime and change things up out of nowhere.  Never does it feel forced though, and they are great at crafting interesting songs that can keep your attention.

The vocals probably give the band most of their unique flavor.  They are jangly and manic, often with some kind of reverb effect which leads to the vocals sounding more like another instrument added to the mix, rather than the driving force of a song.  They also match up perfectly with the tempo and feel of the songs.  If the song is slower or a mid-tempo driver, the vocals will be pulled back or equally as driving, and when the music lets loose into its more hardcore moments, the vocals are wailed and screamed.

Overall, Bad Luck Charms is a well-crafted album that is a great listen from start to finish.  Though, even after a dozen or so listens, not many songs are stand outs.  This is an album that you will pretty much always listen to as a whole piece, rather than picking out a few songs as favorites.  But if you already like or find yourself interested in the dark garage punk boom going on in Canada and the Northwest, do yourself a favor and pick this one up.

4 / 5 Stars

The Devil’s Troubadours (punk ‘n roll) stream self-titled EP

Portland, Oregon’s punk ‘n roll act The Devil’s Troubadours are streaming their recently released self-titled debut EP.

Give it a listen below.

The Devil’s Troubadours was released on December 5th via Zomie! Media Records.

Crazy and the Brains release cover of Drake’s “Hotline Bling”

New Jersey xylophone punks Crazy And The Brains have released a cover of Drake’s “Hotling Bling” and it’s ridiculous. Check out the video below.

The video is being released to celebrate the band’s upcoming EP, Brain Freeze, which is out later this month via Baldy Longhair Records.

Crazy and the Brains released their last EP Good Lord, also on Baldy Longhair Records, in 2014.

TV Freaks stream new album “Bad Luck Charms”

Hamilton, Ontario garage punks act TV Freaks have just released a stream of their brand new album “Bad Luck Charms”. The album packs in thirteen fast and reverb-heavy tracks, and you can check it out below. The album was released via Deranged Records on November 11, and is available on Bandcamp for $7.

Barren Womb stream new song “Piss Jug”

Norwegian noise-punk/hardcore band Barren Womb are streaming a new song titled “Piss Jug.” The song will appear on the band’s upcoming album, Nique Everything and you can listen to it below.

Barren Womb will release Nique Everything on November 27, 2015 via Spartan Records. You can pre-order the album here. The band’s latest album The Sun’s Not Yellow, It’s Chicken, was released March 11, 2014 also through Spartan Records.

Crazy and the Brains release music video for “Brainfreeze”

Crazy and the Brains have released a lyric video for “Brainfreeze” off of their upcoming EP of the same name. Which is being released by Baldy Longhair Records November 25th and can be pre-ordered here. Check out the video below.

Crazy and the Brains released their last EP Good Lord, also on Baldy Longhair Records, in 2014.