Friday, June 23, 2006


Please note that mail-order will be closed until Thursday June 27, due to travel.


This just in from Pieter:

This Sunday 6.25.06 from 10pm - midnight NYC time I'll be taking over Veronica Vasicka's show 'Minimal Electronik Plus' on East Village Radio http://www.eastvillageradio.com/ (streaming/airing live)

I'll be introducing and playing tracks exclusively from the forthcoming WIERD Records Compilation(VR001) due out in late August on WIERD Records here in New York City.

This show will feature interviews with Martial Canterel, Xeno and Oaklander, Blacklist, and Mark Solotroff from A Vague Disquiet (Bloodyminded, ex-Intrinsic Action).





Saturday June 24

The Lucky Cat
245 Grand Street
(Between Driggs & Roebling, in Williamsburg)
Brooklyn, NY 11211
718.782.0437
http://www.theluckycat.com/

Doors: 10:00 PM
Show: 11:00 PM
Admission: $5.00


WIERD Live #6

Vegas Martyrs
(members of Prurient / FFH / Drums of Myrrh)

Carlos Giffoni
(member of Monotract / No Fun Fest organizer)

Jutta Koether and Mark Solotroff
(members of Electrophilia / BLOODYMINDED)

Sleep Museum
(record release party)

DJ Pieter
(WIERD - Brooklyn / BLOODYMINDED)




BLOODYMINDED
22 June 2006
The Big Horse
Chicago, IL
with:
Laundry Room Squelchers
Gays in the Military
Scarcity of Tanks
Panicsville


BLOODYMINDED
Rob Kerr – Synth
Ed Knigge – Synth + Vocals
Chris Mack – Synth
Mark Solotroff – Vocals + Synth


01. “LAKE STREET”
02. “VISITING AN EX-GIRLFRIEND IN THE HOSPITAL - PSYCHIATRIC WARD - 24-HOUR OBSERVATION - SUICIDE WATCH”
03. “A SONG FOR LISANNE, A YOUNG MODEL”
04. “GIRLFRIEND ATTEMPTS TO EXPLAIN SCHIZOPHRENIC EPISODE BY REVEALING CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE”
05. “AS IF”
06. “BOUND TO DIE” (ED – LEAD VOCALS)
07. “SHOTGUN HELD TO FACE BY SEVERELY CROSSEYED ADDICT WHILE ATTEMPTING TO PHYSICALLY REMOVE GIRLFRIEND FROM KNOWN DRUG HOUSE”
08. “TROPHY”
09. “GENITAL PANIC”
10. “ANGEL OF DARKNESS”
11. “TWO DROPS OF BLOOD”
12. “MIND THE GAP”
13. “VISITING AN EX-GIRLFRIEND IN THE HOSPITAL - AIDS WARD”
14. “TEN SUICIDES”

Sub-20. Finally. There was no point in belaboring things last night. Shit sound, as expected, although the recording sounds really good. Just no PA power. But the audience kind of made up for that, screaming along to the four “Magnetism” songs like severely wounded animals. Thanks to Elle at the Big Horse, for taking care of the booking; thanks to Fuzzface ™ Wasco, for the return visit. He grows a beard faster than you can say… something. Oh, and thanks for bringing Rafeeq this time! Thanks to Rat Bastard, Leslie, and Valerie, for the instantly-intense and over-the top Squelch – where was Sasha? Thanks to the Gays for all the DVDs and magazines, and for the fine send-off for CPO Sinkhole. Thanks to Panicsville, for kicking things of with the totally unexpected and rocking psych jam!?! And thanks to Jocko, for coming all the way from the East Coast. Check out his Elk event at Alogon on Saturday, if you can. The music on the CD that goes with his new publication is by George Draguns (ex-Don Caballero) [Alogon Gallery - 1049 N. Paulina – Apt. 3R – Chicago, IL 60622 - enter on Cortez St.)]



Wednesday, June 21, 2006


In response to numerous requests, the link to the BloodLust! Catalog Page at the left will serve as a static catalog, moving forward. I will update it when the e-mail list is sent out, typically at the beginning and at the middle of the month.


Oh, yeah, there's this dubious item:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeEwXjF19nc




Photo courtesy of Ben Syverson



Ben Syverson just passed along the link to some excellent photographs that he took at Monday's show. They can be seen at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bensyverson/sets/72157594172638548/
He also took some shots at the Rococo Records party a couple of weeks ago. They are within this set:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bensyverson/sets/72157594159689855/

Tuesday, June 20, 2006



A shock to the body...

Just in case anyone needs an original version of the Intrinsic Action "Sado-Electronics" CD on Tesco:
http://tinyurl.com/rsnv4







Thursday June 22
Big Horse
1558 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622
312.515.3897

9:00 PM
21+

Laundry Room Squelchers (Miami, FL)
Scarcity of Tanks (Cleveland, OH)
Gays in the Military
BLOODYMINDED
Panicsville





BLOODYMINDED
19 JUNE 2006
The Empty Bottle
Chicago, IL
with:
Casiotone For the Painfully Alone
Oscillating Innards
Pedestrian Deposit
Burn Ward
Wilt

BLOODYMINDED
Ed Knigge – Synth + Vocals
Chris Mack – Synth
Isidro Reyes – Synth
Mark Solotroff – Vocals + Synth

01. “LAKE STREET”
02. “ANGEL OF DARKNESS”
03. “A SONG FOR LISANNE, A YOUNG MODEL”
04. “SHOTGUN HELD TO FACE BY SEVERELY CROSSEYED ADDICT WHILE ATTEMPTING TO PHYSICALLY REMOVE GIRLFRIEND FROM KNOWN DRUG HOUSE”
05. “AS IF”
06. “BOUND TO DIE” (ED – LEAD VOCALS)
07. “GIRLFRIEND ATTEMPTS TO EXPLAIN SCHIZOPHRENIC EPISODE BY REVEALING CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE”
08. “TROPHY”
09. “HEAD”
10. “HAYLING” (FC/KAHUNA)
11. “VISITING AN EX-GIRLFRIEND IN THE HOSPITAL - AIDS WARD”
12. “TWO DROPS OF BLOOD”
13. “MIND THE GAP”
14. “TEN SUICIDES”

A great night! This was one of the biggest crowds that we have played to at The Empty Bottle. The audience exceeded 330 people, certainly due mostly to the popularity of Casiotone For the Painfully Alone, as well as the free Monday series that the venue has. Wilt started off the night with a set that very slowly – and very effectively – built up from their more traditional dark ambient soundscapes into a torrent of sludge-rock-influenced heaviness. I’m in the mood. Benny’s Burn Ward set also started with a lighter – yet menacing – death-industrial (?) tone, before quickly shifting into a brutal electronic style that literally caused numerous innocent bystanders to practically jump out of their skin. You’ve gotta’ show skin to win. Pedestrian Deposit was up next, but Jon had technical difficulties. After a deceptively pretty introduction, he pulled the trigger, only to immediately run into some sort of equipment failure. Within seconds, he decided to call it a night, rather than regroup and retry. Fair enough. Unfortunately, there would be no repeat of the intensity that we saw/heard in Providence this past March. Get into the shock pit. The Oscillating Innards set steered the night back on track. This was my third O.I. set of the year, and Gordon once again blasted the room apart with a dynamic set. It’s better that way. We were up next, and I thought that we would do an ultra-short show. The quick 14 song set list seemed like something that we could do in 17 or 18 minutes, easily. After listening to the MiniDisc today, I guess that we were hamming it up with the audience - a lot - as the set stretched to nearly 28 minutes. The sound was really clean and balanced, and regardless of injuries and an unsuspecting crowd (well, 70% of them, probably), we had a blast just going with the flow. It seems that I was even singing at the end of "Hayling"!?! So now comes the time. Casiotone For the Painfully Alone closed out this successful night in grand style. His revealing, personal, lo-fi electro-pop was a great balance to the rest of the performances. And to think, we could be label mates one of these days! Thanks to everyone who came out to support us! Thanks to everyone at The Empty Bottle for their awesome – as always – hospitality and assistance. Thanks to Benny, Gordon, and Jon, for asking us to join in. Thanks to Blake Edwards for getting the ball rolling at the venue. Thanks for reading, and thanks for quoting/referencing these weblog entries in-between songs!



Monday, June 19, 2006




From the Empty Bottle website:

MON. 6/19/06 (9:30pm; Free!)

Casiotone For the Painfully Alone
BLOODYMINDED
Oscillating Innards
Pedestrian Deposit
Burn Ward
Wilt

The ‘free Monday’ shows continue and this monster (!!) program will feature live performances by CASIOTONE FOR THE PAINFULLY ALONE, BLOODYMINDED, OSCILLATING INNARDS, PEDESTRIAN DEPOSIT, BURN WARD and WILT. Really, can it get any better than this?

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Maybe? DJ War Bride also spins in between...

These free Monday shows have been pretty great. Please keep them going by coming out and supporting this excellent line-up, which mixes heaviness, darkness, ferociousness, and avant-electro-pop!

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Well, it's not a Critic's Choice, but tonight's Radiohead show at The Auditorium Theatre didn't get one, either. Fair enough, since the writer is a declared noise-hater...

"monday19

CASIOTONE FOR THE PAINFULLY ALONE

When Portland's Owen Ashworth started recording as a one-man band nine years ago, he deliberately kept things simple, relying on nothing but his heartbreak and some Dumpster-dived keyboards. But after deciding he'd "taken his self-imposed limitations to their logical conclusion," he went and found himself some friends to help with the newest Casiotone release, Etiquette (Tomlab). It features multiple producers, piano players, drummers, and flutists, but Ashworth still sounds as lonely as ever. The rest of the bill, in order, is Bloodyminded, Oscillating Innards, Pedestrian Deposit, Burn Ward, and Wilt. -- 9:30 PM, Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western, 773-276-3600 or 866-468-3401. free -- Jessica Hopper"