Friday, May 25, 2007


Last Night

A few quick words... Last night's show was fun. There was a really small turnout, partially due to shows going at The Empty Bottle, Subterranean, and The Note. Is kicked things of with a more electronic/synth set that I enjoyed more than several of his heavier noise sets. Jason and I played a shorter, more subtle set (approx. 18-minutes long), that seemed to have some space and breathing room. Enemy was pretty fucking hot and the speakers were overloading and shutting off. At one point, we were just playing through the mighty subwoofer, which actually sounded pretty cool. There was no way that something like last Saturday was going to happen. Vertonen played next, issuing really tasty textures somewhere between his heavier noise sets and his more straightforward synth sets. I think he generated sound from a public service band transmission at one point, because I heard some things that reminded me of very early Intrinsic Action recordings. I am looking forward to playing the new Demons/Vertonen split LP after another espresso, or two. Jason Talbot wrapped things up with a more intimate turntable manipulation session. Thanks to Blake for setting the show up. Good luck to Jason and Blake on their tour. Thanks to all of our friends who came out to support us.

Since the show started on time (or early???) and wrapped up pretty quickly, I managed to grab a slice of pizza and cruise across the street to The Note to see a very fucking brutal set by Extreme Noise Terror. The dual vocals from Phil Vane and Dean Jones were as intense as you could have wanted them to be - truth be told, a major influence on "True Crime"-era BLOODYMINDED and forward... Thanks to Josh from Plague Bringer for the hook-up at the door! I ran into some former Mexico City (etc.) crust/metal guys who are helping Isidro and I out with some contacts down there, and the night ended on a great note...

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Reminder: Two shows this weekend...

Two shows coming up this Thursday and Friday...

If you made it to Reversible Eye this past Saturday, then you know that Jason Soliday and I summoned up something rather ugly that night (photos are here, FYI: Part of my left hand is still numb and tingly from the show and the bruises are just starting to fade. I cannot believe that we are diving back into those dark waters tomorrow night! I last saw Is totally tearing things up in Chapel Hill, when we were all out at No Future Fest in April. Jason Talbot (from Boston) and Vertonen (our own Blake Edwards) are heading off on tour this week, so stop by to wish them a bon voyage.
Thursday May 24, 2007
1550 N. Milwaukee Avenue, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60622
9:00 PM
All Ages
$5.00 Suggested Donation
Jason Talbot
Jason Soliday + Mark Solotroff
On Friday, BLOODYMINDED will play our last Chicago show - for at least a few months (partially depending upon whether we make it back from Mexico City in one piece, next month) --- with a slew of great and diverse bands - including Birds Of Delay from London, making their Chicago debut - and Emeralds from Cleveland, who are nothing but trouble --- so please try to make it down to Pilsen for what will undoubtedly be a wild night of music. This is an early show (8:00 PM, not 9:00 as originally listed, due to the addition of one more band), so do not dilly-dally...
Friday May 25, 2007
Busker presents:
The Flowershop
2159 West 21st Place (at Leavitt St.)
Chicago, IL 60608
8:00 PM
$6.00 Suggested Donation
All Ages
Birds Of Delay
Number None
Druids Of Huge

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Flickr Additions

I just added over 100 new photographs to my Flickr page - mainly from the first night of the recent BLOODYMINDED tour. I have hundreds of photos of Silvum, Climax Denial, Charlie Draheim, etc., still to edit, label, etc. So, in the meantime, here is a ridiculous number of BLOODYMINDED shots, courtesy of Marlene:

Monday, May 21, 2007

Video From Saturday

Tom Grimley was kind enough to post two video clips from Saturday's show on YouTube:

Part One:
Part Two:

Dark stuff!

More of Tom's clips can be found at:

Photos from Saturday

Evidence... clues...

A rough night, indeed... more on that soon.
For now, check the Flickr page...