Where is the fog?

Sorry once again for the lack of updates, a lot has happened and I've been extremely "busy" (lazy). There's been quite a bit of news, but blogging the fog ain't easy on the ol' superphone. There's a music page where you can find some sweet downloads and maybe find something new. We have some top albums list coming soon, plus an eStore!  Stay tuned!

New Music Section

Check out our "Music" section. Ill be posting mucho soono!

Scott Kelly (Neurosis) Solo Tour Dates

11/29/2011 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
 11/30/2011 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
12/1/2011 - Boise, ID - Neurolux
12/2/2011 - Salt Lake City, UT - Garage on Beck Roadhouse & Grill
12/3/2011 - Denver, CO - Hi Dive Club
12/4/2011 - Off 12/5/2011 - Albuquerque, NM - Low Spirits
12/6/2011 - Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room
12/7/2011 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
12/8/2011 - San Diego, CA - Bar Pink
12/9/2011 - Anaheim, CA - Juke Joint
12/10/2011 - Los Angeles, CA - Echo
12/11/2011 - Long Beach, CA - Alex’s Bar
12/12/2011 - Off
12/13/2011 - Fresno, CA - Fulton 55
12/14/2011 - Oakland, CA - The New Parish
12/15/2011 - San Francisco, CA - Brick and Mortar
12/16/2011 - Santa Cruz, CA - Crepe Place  

Converge almost done with new album.

Hardcore pioneers CONVERGE have announced they are almost done with their new album, Drummer Ben Koller had this to say

"There's some really rad stuff on the way in the Converge camp. Almost a whole new record of material is written!

Til We Die Fest

Its a little late notice, but Til We Die Fest is going on in Seattle this weekend, here what their Fb Event page has to say

Super Happy Story Time Land (Experiment grind, PA WA)
Into The Storm (Crazy post rock, from the Moon.)
Osama Bin Rockin (Handsome boygrind from somewhere)

Chemical Castration (GRIND)
Seker (Tech Deathery from Tacoma)
Exogorth (teethgritting NW grind from Seattle)

BOTH NIGHTS: After the bands/midnight, dancing to all the greatest pre-2000s hits with DJ Dax-o-Tronic + more!

Til We Die Fest is a creation of Travis and Lindsay Conquest. It is a celebration of many things, including the DIY spirit, Love, puking, being a hesher, and banging ones head."

New Fuck the Facts Track

A new track from their forth coming Album out Jan 19th 2012 via Relapse Records
FUCK THE FACTS - Drift by RelapseRecords

Come to this show

Kylesa West Coast Tour

Since canceling their tour with Thrice, Kylesa will embark on a West Coast Mini Tour

9/2 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
9/8 Portland, OR @ MusicfestNW - Dante's
9/9 Seattle, WA @ The Highline
9/10 Bellingham, WA @ Shakedown
9/12 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore
9/14 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall

Joe Yamanaka Of Flower Traveling Band dead at 64

Joe Yamanaka passed away from cancer at the age of 64. He was most well known for singing in the Japanese psycrock band "Flower Traveling Band". Our condolences for his fans, friends and family.

Listen to new YOB in entierty.

NPR has posted the new Yob Album "Atma"
You can listen to it here


Sorry for the lack of posts. Promise to stop being lazy. Its been nice out

New Mastodon Album Details.

Artwork by AJ Fosik
Mastodon has released more in fo and cover art for their forthcoming album "The Hunter"

Confirmed song titles:
  • "Blasteroids"
  • "The Octopus Has No Friends"
  • "Stargasm"
  • "Curl of the Burl"
  • "All the Heavy Lifting"
  • "The Sparrow"
  • "The Ruiner"
  • "Dry Bone Valley"

  • New Featured Section

    Check out the new "Featured Band" section to the right of the screen, this week we welcome Seattles Broxa.

    New Today Is The Day

    Masters of heavy Today is The Day have posted a new track. You can veiw it here.

    Mastodon releases new-ish song (Updated 6/29)

    Mastodon released a new song "Deathhound" from their upcoming record "The Hunter" via adult swim.
    Correction-The song is a b-side from Crack the Skye

    Mastodon is playing a handful of festivals this summer including a show with Soundgarden, Queens of the Stone Age, and the Meat Puppets on July 30th at the Gorge.

    Off the record.

    This post is not music or arts related.
                                  The events that occurred tonight only happen once in some peoples lifetime, others seek this type of life, and some are just oblivious and not in touch with reality. That said, what happened to me tonight and what I observed is not political and I take no stance (in my writing) on either side. I do support same sex equality. I also I respect peoples personal opinion on government and authority, to an extent.
                                 As most residents of Seattle know, tonight was the big night of the Seattle Pride Fest that is held in numerous areas of the city. And Capitol Hill is the melting pot of the city for many different cultures, lifestyles, and much much more. I happen to work in the neighborhood and frequent many shows and bars scattered about. As I was leaving the Comet Tavern around 12:10pm, just as a flash mob/drunk and partying Pride Fest attendees are heading west on Pike street towards Broadway with what I estimate was 100-300 people. Everyone is happy and dancing around with various participants holding boom-boxes with loud techno playing. I decided to join when i realized no matter what bus I take, I'm not getting anywhere. By this time, we are heading north on Broadway when the march leaders try to head East on Pine and are diverted back north on Broadway heading north. I started filming when the Seattle police arrived.

      Seconds after the video, an anarchist whom had just taken a pick axe to an ATM threw a white plastic barricade at one of the police cars. The police stop their vehicles and run after the anarchist with billy clubs, tazers and guns and tackle him on the corner of Broadway and E Olive. There was about 4 police officers hold the guy down, with 3-4 riot police with tazers pointed at the crowd. With all of the recent events with the Seattle Police, who wouldn't record whats happening. As I was walking toward the sidewalk, with camera (phone) in hand, a cop with full riot gear on, pulls a laser guided tazer at me and says quote "Not a good time, not a good time".  Here is what I recorded. I know it doesn't exactly show up in the next video, but I swear by everything dear to me, it definitely happened.

    and pretty much the end.

    Helms Alee Weatherhead Full Stream

    Listen to the New Helms Alee in its entirety here. Weatherhead comes out tomorrow (June 21 2011) .

    New Yob Track

    Yob has released a new track from their upcoming release, "Altma."

    Due out 8/16/2011 via Profound Lore. Stream "Prepare the Ground" here

    Yob hits the road with Dark Castle in Seattle July 1st.

    07/01 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
    07/02 – Portland, OR @ Branx
    07/03 – Boise, ID @ Redroom
    07/04 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Vegas
    07/05 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
    07/06 – Lincoln, NE @ Duffy’s Tavern
    07/07 – Dubuque, IA @ Off Minor
    07/08 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
    07/09 – Columbus, OH @ Ruby Tuesday
    07/10 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
    07/12 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
    07/13 – Providence, RI @ Machines With Magnets
    07/14 – Montreal, QC @ TBA
    07/15 – Toronto, ON @ The Courthouse
    07/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
    07/17 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
    07/18 – Raleigh, NC @ King’s Barcade
    07/19 – Charlotte @ TBA
    07/20 – Savannah @ TBA
    07/21 – Jacksonville, FL @ 8B Warehouse
    07/22 – Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub
    07/23 – Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
    07/24 – Panama City FL @ C Level
    07/25 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
    07/26 – Nashville, TN @ Little Hamilton
    07/27 – Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone Cafe
    07/29 – New Orleans @ One Eyed Jacks
    07/30 – Houston, TX @ The Mink
    07/31 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
    08/01 – San Antonio, TX @ Korova Basement
    08/03 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Rogue Bar
    08/04 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
    08/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
    08/06 – Berkeley, CA @ Gilman St
    08/07 – San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room
    08/08 – Arcata, CA @ The Alibi

    Power of the Riff Fest 2011

    Southern Lord Records has announced the Power of the Riff Fest for 2011. So far 4 dates have been confirmed.

    Los Angeles Aug 13 2011 @EcholPlex
    Trap Them
    All Pigs Must Die

    San Francisco Aug 15 2011 @ The Elbow Room
    Trap Them
    Black Breath
    All Pigs Must Die
    San Fransisco Aug 16 2011 @ Mezzanine
     Early Graves

    Seattle Aug 18 2011 @ Neumos
    All Pigs Must Die
    Masakari and

    Members of Mastodon, Dillinger Escape Plan, Mars Volta and Janes Addiction start Supergroup

    Word on the street is Mastodons Brent Hinds is teaming up with Dillinger guitarist Ben Weinman, ex-Mars Volta Drummer Thomas Pridgen and Janes Addiction Bassist Eric Avery. Mr. Hinds said this

    “We tried to get together and do an album, but there’s been no time. We want to record crazy stuff and Ben is working on that, but it’s been hard to get together.”

    Mastodon is in the process if recording their 5th studio album entitled "The Hunter" due tba.

    Seth Putnam of Anal Cunt dead at 43

                                               RIP Seth Putnam May 15th 1968- June 11th 2011
    Notorious front man of grind band Anal Cunt died of a heart attack on June 11th.
    Putnam had overdosed on weeks worth of Ambien on October 12th 2004 and was in a coma and later recovered. He has an extensive catalog of music from his own band AC and had many guest appearances on many notable albums such as Panteras 1996 album The Great Southern Trendkill. RIP and condolences to his friends, fans, and family.   

    Neil Young Releases 26 Year Old Video

    Neil Young has released a live video performance for his upcoming Live Release "A Treasure"  out June 14th. The song was recorded 26 years ago on the Nashville Now TV show on Sept 20th 1984.

    MusicfestNW Announces Line Up

    MusicfestNW has anounced their line up for this year. It will be held citywide at 18 venues around Portland OR. Some notable bands are:

    Butthole Surfers
    Witch Mountain
    Wizard Rifle
    and many many more

    More info here.

    New Helms Alee Track

    A new track from Helms Alee's Weatherhead is on facebook. Weatherhead will be released June 21st via Hydrahead. Helms Alee will be touring with Big Business and Torche this summer.

    Jul 07 Houston, TX @ Walters on Washington
    Jul 08 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon Cafe
    Jul 09 Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree Cafe
    Jul 11 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
    Jul 12 Miami, FL @ Churchill’s Pub
    Jul 14 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
    Jul 15 Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street
    Jul 16 Washington, DC @ The Rock And Roll Hotel
    Jul 17 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
    Jul 19 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
    Jul 20 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
    Jul 21 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
    Jul 22 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
    Jul 23 Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
    Jul 24 Newport, KY @ Southgate House
    Jul 26 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
    Jul 27 Indianapolis, IN @ Earth House Collective
    Jul 28 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
    Jul 29 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
    Jul 30 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
    Jul 31 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
    Aug 02 Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Vegas
    Aug 03 Boise, ID @ Neurolux
    Aug 04 Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s

    New Converge Track!

    Converge played some new songs recently from their Split with Drop Dead coming out June 21st.

    ((Ayahuasca Travellers)), MACROCOSM, Summer tour

    Seattles heavy heads ((Ayahuasca Travellers)) will hit the road with Portland's Macrocosm to support their Split 12" out in June.

    Here are the dates:

    6/16 - Seattle, WA. @ the comet w/ Rajas, Blues Druid
    6/17 - Portland, OR.@ the East End w/ Purple Rhinestone Eagle, Blues Druid
    6/18 - ???, OR. Shhhh, Secret ;)
    6/19 - Camping in the red woodzzz!!
    6/20 - Arcata, CA @ The Alibi
    6/21 - San Francisco, CA @ The Hemlock w/ Ironwitch
    6/22 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Blue Lagoon w/ Indian Giver and TBA
    6/23 - Day off
    6/24 - San Diego, CA @ The Tincan Alehouse w/Red Octopus, The Brian Ellis Group.
    6/25 - Pasadena, CA @ All town pub w/ OGOD
    6/26 - Chico, TBA

    Eyehategod and Butthole Surfers added to Bumbershoot 2011 Line Up

    Seattle's Bumbershoot Festival have announced that Eyehategod and Butthole Surfers have been confirmed for the 3 day event.

    Here are some notable bands confirmed so far....

    Daryl Hall & John Oates
     Minus the Bear
    Broken Social Scene
    The Kills
    The Lonely Forest
    The Presidents of the United States of America,
    Urge Overkill
    Over The Rhine
    Atari Teenage Riot
    The Reverend Horton Heat
    Butthole Surfers
    Trombone Shorty
    Orleans Avenue

    Soundfest Seattle Lineup announced

    Soundfest Seattle will be held 8/19-8/21 at multiple venues around Seattle.

    The line up so far:

    U.S. BOMBS
    DUSTY 45’s

    Tickets and info can be found here

    Big Business posts new track

    Big Business has posted a new track from their Self Released Quadruple Singles out on 7/26
    You can listen to it here

    Send Us your reviews!

    Anyone that would like to send in a review of an album or a show, email them to fatheraabed@gmail.com with your Name, location and the info to credit you for the review. We will try and post them as soon as we get them. THANKS!!!

    Yob and Dark Castle hit the road across North America

    Eugene Oregon's Yob and Flordia Doom Metal outfit Dark Cast are hitting the road across North America Starting in July.

    Photo by Dirk Frewing

    7/1 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon w/Samothrace, Aranya
    7/2 - Portland, OR @ Branx w/Wizard Rifle, Sloths
    7/3 - Boise, ID @ Redroom
    7/4 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Vegas w/Eagle Twin
    7/5 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
    7/6 - Lincoln, NE @ Duffy's Tavern
    7/7 - Dubuque, IA @ Off Minor
    7/8 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean w/Indian
    7/9 - Columbus, OH @ Ruby Tuesday w/Deadsea
    7/10 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
    7/12 - New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
    7/13 - Providence, RI @ Machines With Magnets
    7/14 - Montreal, QC @ TBA
    7/15 - Toronto, ON @ The Courthouse w/Sons of Otis
    7/16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
    7/17 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
    7/19 - Charlotte @ TBA
    7/20 - Savannah @ TBA
    7/21 - Jacksonville, FL @ 8B Warehouse
    7/22 - Orlando, FL @ Will's Pub
    7/23 - Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
    7/24 - Panama City FL @ C Level
    7/25 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
    7/26 - Nashville, TN @ Little Hamilton w/Loss
    7/27 - Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone Cafe w/Crowlord
    7/29 - New Orleans @ One Eyed Jacks
    7/30 - Houston, TX @ The Mink
    7/31 - Austin, TX @ Emo's w/The Roller
    8/01- San Antonio, TX @ Korova Basement
    8/03 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Rogue Bar w/Rituals
    8/04 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
    8/05 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo w/Ancestors, Of the Horizon
    8/06 - Berkeley, CA @ Gilman St
    8/07 - San Francisco, CA @ TBA
    8/08 - Arcata, CA @ The Alibi

    Doom pioneers Yob reformed in 2008 and released The Great Cessation in 2009 via Profound Lore Records

    Dark Castle will release 'Surrender to All Life Beyond Form' May 31 2011

    Earth West Coast Tour

    Seattle natives Earth will be hitting the road on the west coast this summer:

    7/13 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
    7/14 Olympia, WA @ The Northern
    7/16 Anacortes, WA @ Port Warehouse (What The Heck? Fest)
    7/21 Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst Atrium
    7/22 San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
    7/23 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
    7/24 San Diego, CA @ Casbah
    8/2 Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
    8/5 Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown

    Earth released Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light I  via Southern Lord in Febuary 2011

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