Thursday, July 29, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
La Vieja Guardia (L.V.G)
L.V.G recently broke up but luckily they released a Self Titled CD on I SCREAM Records. L.V.G was a 90's style hardcore band with a Spanish lyrical point of view of the Miami Cuban. Members of Burning Strong, DNME, MEHKAGO N.T. and SPEAK. They had that 90's "revival" sound but kept it pretty original. I personally think they were one of the best Miami Hardcore bands... Not only does my hair stick up every time I listen to them but seeing them live truly brought me back in time. This band was full of energy and nothing but heart.
This is the only release by this band… Wish I could have heard more.
L.V.G self titled album
DOOR AT 4PM! COME OUT TO THIS SHOW SATURDAY AND THEN HEAD OVER TO CHURCHILLS FOR THE GLASSEATER REUNION SHOW! THIS SHOW WILL BE OVER BY 7!
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Today I bring you a very early South Florida release from Charlie Pickett & The Eggs (1983 I believe). Our dear friend, George Van Orsdel, sent this to me some time ago and I'm finally getting it posted. This is way before my time so if you have info regarding the band, please let me know and Ill update it accordingly. Charlie has been a regular fixture in South Florida for many years both with the Eggs and the MC3 and from what I understand, he is now a lawyer. You can check up on his current musical endeavors here: Charlie Pickett on Myspace.
Charlie Pickett & The Eggs - Tuned Up And Howlin' Charlie Wants His Money Back!!!
Thursday, July 22, 2010
As if I didn't have enough on my plate with getting married, running Stuck in the Past and the South Florida blog, working and trying to get a new band off the ground, I along with my fiance, my cousin and my best friend have launched a clothing line called Vessil. This idea stemmed from our trip to Japan back in April when we saw numerous clothing lines and felt like we as a collective had something to bring to the table. We got to work and present to you 6 designs which will be our initial run.
Being the t shirt collector that I am and owning well over 800 band t shirts, some days I wake up and I just don't feel like wearing a band shirt. This helped shift the direction in which we are heading. I wanted something that was fun and simple but had nothing to do with music. My cousin, Erik Lopez aka Art Blur, has been a graphic designer for many years so having him do the design work has taken a huge weight off of our shoulders and given a new flavor to our idea.
Our initial launch will include 7 different designs and we will begin taking pre-orders shortly. For those days when you just feel like something different, try Vessil.
If you have anything in your paypal, anything will help. George is one of the DJ's who trained me and has been my friend for over 15 years...Im just trying to do what I can in the community that has always been there for me. We are having a benefit for him tonight at our skating rink in Miami (which I know many of you are nowhere near) but if you can donate anything, it would mean the world to me.
You can donate through Paypal by clicking the link below:
Donations for Boogieman George
Monday, July 19, 2010
This was originally posted on Stuck In The Past back in March of this year.
Growing up in South Florida, hardcore made a big shift in styles in the early 90s (this is before my time) heading in a much more metal direction. In my opinion, Strongarm was one band who helped shaped this new direction and Culture was the other. I really feel like Culture was a very important and influential band on the 90s hardcore band, especially in Europe. Many of the early releases on Goodlife Recordings were heavily influenced by both Culture and Morning Again. Culture in their band lifetime released a decent amount of records but, as most bands do, they recorded songs that never were released. I've been sitting on these recordings for a year and a half before having the go ahead to release them. I got them from John who allowed me to rip them from the tape and have Justin clean them up. He told me later that if Damien and Rich were okay with it, I could post them. So Justin cleaned them up, mastered them and did an overall great job making them sound great. He also made covers for them as there was no cover art originally. I want to specifiy that this is NOT the re-recorded Born Of You record (aka Mike Warden Can Suck It) that we posted some months back. This hasn't been heard by anyone outside the band since 1994. The LP was recorded in late 1994 or early 1995 right after Damien and John joined the band and features the now classic lineup of John and Rich on guitar, Damien on vocals, Gordon in bass and Josh on drums. Some of these songs were dropped and never re-recorded so this is your only chance to hear them. The second recording is an EP featuring alternate versions of Deforestation and Memento Mori as well as 2 songs that neither Rich nor Mark knew the titles to. This lineup featured John and Rich on guitar, Mark on vocals, Gordon on bass and Josh on drums.
Rich was nice enough to give us the Cliff's Notes to "Culture 101" which you can read below. Big thanks to Rich, John, and Damien for allowing this to be released
The lineups for the recordings are as follows:
Culture - The Unreleased LP (EDIT: one track was corrupt but has been fixed. Link works fine now)
Culture - Deforestation (Alternate Recording)
Thursday, July 15, 2010
West Palm Beach's Harbinger is kicking off their summer tour tomorrow in West Palm Beach. Come out and see them along with some of South Florida's finest.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010