Saturday, April 24, 2010

A Quick Recap

BLOODYMINDED
April 23, 2010
The Mopery
Chicago

James Moy - Synth, Mix, Vocals
David Reed - Synth
Pieter Schoolwerth - Synth
Mark Solotroff - Vocals

01. OVER BEFORE YOU KNOW IT
02. LAKE STREET
03. TROPHY
04. HEAD
05. WITHIN THE WALLS
06. IN THE MOOD
07. ANGEL OF DARKNESS
08. PORN LORDS
09. A SONG FOR LISANNE, A YOUNG MODEL
10. MIND THE GAP
11. GENITAL PANIC
12. COST
13. PRO-ANA
14. TWO DROPS OF BLOOD
15. VISITING AN EX-GIRLFRIEND IN THE HOSPITAL – AIDS WARD
16. OUTSIDE THE GATE
17. MALE PAYMENT

What a night! Biggest crowd ever there, I guess. Sure, the quantity over quality thing can be discussed, , but I totally enjoyed the general atmosphere of the night... and I was pretty amazed that when Envenomist went on, aside from a small part of the crowd in the back by the kitchen that were talking, people just shut up and seemed awestruck by David's set. I have never seen that happen there with bigger crowds at The Mopery. They were really respectful, and well, it was Envenomist, so I expect to see people get swept up by the sound. And how interesting, following such a raging thrash/black metal set from Zath that immediately got the crowd going. What a fucking intense debut that was! Sightings nailed it, again. Simply a total powerhouse set. Great to see them again. Can't wait for tonight in Minneapolis! And Lechuguillas refused to let the party end... an even more exciting set than when AoH played with them at Cobra Lounge. I could easily see them touring with Sightings... it was a nice match-up of extreme noise-rock styles. Thanks to all of our friends who came out to support... There were several faces that we have not seen in ages and it is always flattering to have such a strong presence at our sporadic shows. Thanks to everyone at The Mopery for having us and for having to clean up after that meltdown. I am afraid to look at our gear. It was getting a bit muddy up front there. Not to mention the sweaty pipe rain by the merch table (ah, shades of the Flowershop). Speaking of, special thanks to Ms. Nicole, our new Directer of Retail/Merchandising. We wish that we could steal you away to Minneapolis. Thanks to Sightings for asking us to join in. Time to get everyone up and on the road...

Thursday, April 22, 2010

AVD on Berlin Dancefloor

Via text message from our friend Jeffrey Jinx:

"At the Xeno & Oaklander show in Berlin, waiting for the
bands to play. The DJ just played A Vague Disquiet!"

Mopery Poster for Tomorrow

Sightings - Mopery Poster for April 23, 2010

More Plague Bringer Photos



Our friend Carmelo Espanola took some great shots of Plague Bringer at Reckless Records, including this one of Greg, in which his evil PB side is winning out over his sensitive AoH side...

B! out of Consumer Electronics LP

Please note that BloodLust! no longer has stock of the Consumer Electronics "Crowd Pleaser" LP.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

BloodLust! sold out of Plague Bringer

I meant to post this the other day, but BloodLust! is totally out of the Plague Bringer "Burning Inside" box set. The band still has a small number on hand for their upcoming Chicago and Milwaukee shows. I was just told that the Reckless Records store in Wicker Park will have the final few copies on hand from the stock that all three locations started with this past Saturday. Thanks to everyone who enthusiastically supported this release! It was a great project to work on, all the way around...

The Early Show - The Late Shift

Excellent sets last night from Sun Splitter [Way more aggressive than I have seen them, with some raging dueling blackened riffs.], Dead Times [I knew that they would be pumping some ugly bass through that PA. Last year's Matchitehew Assembly only hinted at what they came back to unleash last night... MZ.412, Havohej... shit, I am not even sure what they released on us. A very dark place.], and The Body [What a determined man with no voice is still capable of summoning up. Ugly, ugly music, filled with dread.]. Thanks to those who made the effort to get out early for this one! Thanks to the Empty Bottle for hosting.

I was sorry to have to eat and run and miss the second show... Neil Jendon sitting in with Andre from Locrian?!? Fuck, a potential shredfest! But Anatomy of Habit had a mixing/overdub session scheduled... and I got to walk into a damned cool surprise, which I am not even going to talk about here... just you wait until July to hear it. Yep. July 10th has been designated as our release show...

Snapshots...

Courtesy of Ms. Nicole B.

BLOODYMINDED - January 3, 2010 - The Empty Bottle

BLOODYMINDED - January 3, 2010 - The Empty Bottle

BLOODYMINDED - January 3, 2010 - The Empty Bottle - Mark + Nicole - The Passing of the Leather [Torch]

BLOODYMINDED - January 3, 2010 - The Empty Bottle - Mark + Nicole - The Passing of the Leather [Torch]

Drunkdriver Calling! [Victoria + Mark at the short-lived Halfway House]

Drunkdriver Calling! [Victoria + Mark]

Sunday, April 18, 2010

This Week... Live...

A quick reminder about three shows this coming week:

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Tuesday April 20, 2010
The Empty Bottle
1035 N. Western Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622
773.276.3600
http://www.emptybottle.com/
SPECIAL EARLY SHOW
Door: 6:30 PM
Show: 7:00 PM
$3.00 in advance / $5.00 at the door
21+
BloodLust! Presents:
The Body
(Corleone/Aum War recording artists, Providence, RI)
http://www.myspace.com/thevisionshallcometopass
http://www.corleonerecords.com/banddetail.asp?bandid=16
Dead Times
(Aum War recording artists, Providence, RI)
http://www.myspace.com/thislifehasfailedus
Sun Splitter
http://www.myspace.com/sunsplitter
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sun-Splitter/108111681500
http://www.last.fm/music/sun+splitter
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Poster: http://tinyurl.com/y9fcass
Event Links:
Last.fm: http://tinyurl.com/yfye7mf
MySpace: http://tinyurl.com/yd9mhjq
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Friday April 23, 2010
The Mopery
2734 N. Milwaukee Ave. (above Pearle Vision)
Chicago, IL 60647
http://themoperychicago.blogspot.com/
All Ages
Free
with:
Sightings
http://www.myspace.com/sightings
BLOODYMINDED
http://www.myspace.com/officialbloodyminded
http://www.facebook.com/pages/BLOODYMINDED/66854847254
Envenomist
http://www.angelfire.com/empire2/reed/pageA.html
http://www.last.fm/music/Envenomist
Lechuguillas
http://www.lechuguillas.com/
Zath
(Of Oakeater, Ga'an, etc.)
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Poster: http://tinyurl.com/yz9apfp
Event links:
Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/ylove9v
Last.fm: http://tinyurl.com/yk3vof5
MySpace: http://tinyurl.com/ycwufnz
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Saturday April 24, 2010
Heavy Focus III Festival
Club Med
Minneapolis, MN
http://www.myspace.com/heavyfocus
http://www.last.fm/event/1398331+Minneapolis+Noise+Fest
8:00 PM
$10.00
All Ages
with:
Sightings
Werewolf Jerusalem
BLOODYMINDED
Envenomist
Grain Belt
Seth Ryan
Locrian
Climax Denial
Paranoid Time
Wilt
Body Collector
TRTRKMMR
Regosphere
+ more
[Festival also runs on Friday night]
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Plague Bringer at Reckless

IMG_5300 by knuckle tats.
(Photo by Blake Edwards)

There was an excellent turnout at Reckless Records yesterday for Plague Bringer's Record Store Day show and the band sounded great. And at the last moment, when the packed crowd thought that they were finished, Greg announced that they were going to play "Burning Inside," much to the enthusiastic crowd's approval. I believe that this was only the second time that they played the song, the other time being the very first time that Isidro and I saw the band, when they appeared with Prurient at Transmission Gallery in June of 2004 (!). Von Leutch and I ran over to Beard Papa's for a chocolate custard cream puff and a nice shot of Illy espresso, and I had to be content to watch Sweet Cobra from outside the store, rather than fight through the crowd to get back inside. Bassist and vocalist Botchy Vaquez rewarded the sidewalk audience by popping out of the store a couple of times, once even with his microphone stand. Fun day! Thanks to everyone who came out to support the band and the special "Burning Inside" box set!!

Our AoH band mate Blake shot some photos, more of which can be seen in a Flickr set, here