Monday, June 29, 2009

The Atriums (Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky)

Sometimes, I just don't know how to describe things and don't even have a point of reference for them. This is one of those cases. The Atriums' Larry Lawrence EP is very good indie rock that's not too fast and not too slow, but passionate, with MUCH better vocals than your average indie band, and beatiful guitar lines that rise and fall. I enjoyed it a lot, but it's their live shows where their brilliance really shines through. The vocals of Billy Halpin and Justin White are among the best I've heard and that's saying a lot. I strongly recommend picking this up at their next show if you like good music.

Upcoming Shows ( view all )
Jul 14 2009 10:00P
Northside Tavern Cincinnati, Ohio
Jul 25 2009 8:00P
Stanley’s Pub Cincinnati, Ohio
Aug 8 2009 8:00P
Molly Malones COVINGTON

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It's in the old spot, near the Skyline Chili. Opened today!!!

Phil's Music Mayhem
Dixie Hwy
Erlanger, KY

One of the best bands going right now...

19 Action News, from Cleveland, OH, is an indie rock/hip-hop act that absolutely blew me away and has a lot of potential. Hopefully, it will be realized, as these songs deserve to be heard and played on at least college radio stations everywhere. Check them out on myspace and get their album on iTunes or CD.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

I've been sick lately

Regular content will resume when I don't feel like shit. That or I hear something that I feel like posting.

In the meantime, help me come up with a design for Unbleeding paper fliers and handbills!!! reply with a link to a jpeg or gif on this post!!!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

National HIV Testing Day

(Go there for a video from Obama about it)

One in five Americans currently living with HIV doesn't know it. If our President and First Lady can get tested -- you can too.

To find a testing site near you visit or text KNOWIT to 566948.

And to learn more about HIV testing and what you can do to spread the message, visit and

Friday, June 26, 2009

mewithoutYou @ Mad Hatter - 8/18

Aug 18 2009 7:00P
The Mad Hatter **Weiss Family Show** Covington, Kentucky

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Friday, June 19, 2009

Altars (Dayton, OH) "Ex Nihilo Nihil Fit" collection cassette. Limited to 50 out now.

Contains 15 tracks taken from the split 5" with Issei Sagawa, 7"s on Youth Attack & Down in the Ground & Breathing Problem, cassette on Occult Contemporary, split tape with Whip & the Body as well as extremely(with good reason) uncirculated demo tape tracks. 46 minutes total. Comes housed in a silk screened black canvas pouch with zine style booklet and a pin.

$8 ppd to : (Btw ignore the swastika on the Masonic symbol on the front page; James is just trying to get a rise out of people because he's a dipshit...)

Kusoof (Bahrainian/Kuwaiti Black Metal With Shoegaze, Post Rock,etc) Releases 7" on Legion of Death Records

From: Kusoof
Date: Jun 19, 2009 5:58 AM
Subject: New 7" EP out now - "Hilal Hubal"
Body: We have a new 7" EP out entitled "Hilal Hubal", which was released yesterday by Legion of Death Records. It's an exclusive release limited to 300 copies and is only available in this format. As far as we know, we are the first band in the Arabian Gulf region to release something on a 7".

To order a copy go to


YOU can be a guest vocalist for Wedard (German underground depressive/suicidal black metal)!!!

From: Wedard
Date: Jun 19, 2009 9:03 AM
Subject: Wedard is looking for a guest-vocalist...
Body: You think, you have a unique voice and want to sing a part of a new Wedard output? Contact me!

You will get a song and can show me your talent!


Thursday, June 18, 2009

Upcoming Art Damage Lodge Shows

Kusoof (Kuwaiti/Bahranian black metal/shoegaze/post rock) Makes Demo EP Available For Download

From: Kusoof
Date: Jun 17, 2009 1:01 PM
Subject: Vile (Demo) EP for download
Body: We've decided to put up our demo EP up for download. You can get it at this link:

However, if you would still like to buy a physical copy of it (it's in CD-R format) then send us a message through here or send an email to They are 4 EUR a copy.


This message has been posted on our blog as well.

Oi, Folk/Punk, Hardcore, Indie Rock Show @ Covenant in Northside

Friday, June 19th

Covenant Church (in Northside - Cincinnati, OH)
4139 Kirby Ave.

$5 at the door

BBQ @ 5pm
Doors open at 7pm.

The Last Hope (Oi)

Revolution Radio (Folk/Punk)

Girlfight (Rock-Oriented Metalcore... think Every Time I Die?)

We Became The Sun (Experimental Indie Rock)

I Am The Messenger (Metalcore)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Have Twitter? Want to Help the Iranians Protesting Their Government?


I have been informed that by changing my twitter account's time zone to GMT+3:30 (Tehran), (174 views)


I will be doing my small part to annoy the censors there.

Wedard (German underground depressive/suicidal black metal) Stuff On Sale

Via Myspace bulletin:

Only Directly from Wedard:

- Wedard - EIn Leben in der Ewigkeit Dvd (ltd. 100 Copies) with A4 Poster and other Material - 20 €
- Wedard - Wo die Ewigkeit die Zeit berührt Digi CD - 10 €
- Wedard - Einsamer Winterweg CD (FIRST EDITION! ltd. 75 Copies) 15 €
- Wedard - Ein Leben in der Ewigkeit MC 4€
- Wedard/Nychts Split CD - 10 €
- Wedard Patch - 5 €

The last forgotten Sales I have - Contact me if you want something!


Brent Eyestone Releasing All Magic Bullet Releases For Free Download

Brent_Eyestone posted this on June 11th, 2009 @ 10:21:40 pm
  • » quote

  • Evolve or die!

    Rather than try to fight, sue, or waste incessant time bad-mouthing the music-acquiring habits of people who "illegally" download full albums created by the glut of "hard-working" 20-somethings piling into vans and smoking the reefer in every city, forward-thinking individuals have been spending the last few years acknowledging the behavior and figuring out how to adapt accordingly.

    With that said, Magic Bullet Records is proud to announce a partnership with the newly launched, whereby visitors and music fans like yourself will be able to download "official"/"legal" high-quality, virus-free Mp3's of entire albums spanning the entire Magic Bullet discography at NO COST. As an added incentive, bands/artists will be compensated financially by the advertising revenue generated by the site. Further, is donating 2% of their net revenue to a charitable cause of your choice (selected each time you download).

    I have already uploaded over 20 full albums for immediate no-cost download (including some of the newest releases!), with another 80 or so that will be steadily available for download in the coming weeks and months. Please see the list/links below and feel free download every last song and album your heart desires.

    In the event you hear something you like, physical copies of the CD's and vinyl can be purchased at: [] »

    Thank you.


    The following albums are available for immediate download:

    "Proof of Dark Matter | Light the Lights"
    "Is There Anyone Else Outside?" [] »

    "The Common Cold"
    "Putting The Hammer Down" [] »

    "Black Blood of the Earth"
    "Fur & Teeth" [] »

    "This Crying, This Screaming, My Voice is Being Born" [] »

    "The Clearing" [] »

    "I Am Your Bastard Wings" [] »

    "Radio Activity" [] »

    "S/T" [] »

    "S/T" [] »

    "Field Studies"
    "Carved By Glaciers" [] »

    "Is There Anyone Else Outside?" [] »

    "I Have Supped Full on Horrors" [] »

    "Overexposure" [] »

    "Field Studies"
    "Young Mountain" [] »


    (Stay tuned for dozens upon dozens of more albums available in the very near future.)

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Mount Eerie (fka The Microphones) Releasing a Black Metal Album

The music Phil Elverum has made over the years hasn't been that far removed from that of, say, Xasthur. The man behind the Microphones and Mount Eerie shares a few predilections with underground black metal: creeped-out lo-fi atmospherics, otherworldly despair, the sense that we're dealing with a fragile loner desperate to keep the rest of the world out. Doesn't hurt that the man's last name sounds like some Lord of the Rings sub-species, either.

Last year, Elverum made the connection a little more concrete with his Black Wooden Ceiling Opening EP, the first release where he explicitly experimented with black metal dynamics. The result, especially the bottomlessly sad opener "Appetite", made for some one of the most hypnotically wracked music of Elverum's career.

On August 18, Elverum will blow that experiment out to album length when P.W. Elverum & Sun releases Mount Eerie's Wind's Poem, which is being touted as his "black metal album." Elverum recorded the album himself in various locations around his hometown of Anacortes, Washington. Nick Krgovich of No Kids dropped by to add some harmonies, but as with most Microphones/Mount Eerie releases, this is basically all Elverum here. That's the cover above, and the tracklist is below.

The album will be available on CD, digital download, or a clear vinyl double LP in "a gatefold jacket with bronze foil stamping and a pull out lyric poster". One of those options sounds slightly cooler than the others.

When Mount Eerie tours this autumn, Elverum will bring a full band with him, including two drummers. A press release promises gongs and walls of amps. This is going to rule.

Wind's Poem:

01 Wind's Dark Poem
02 Through the Trees
03 My Heart Is Not at Peace
04 The Hidden Stone
05 Wind Speaks
06 Summons
07 The Mouth of Sky
08 Between Two Mysteries
09 Ancient Questions
10 (something)
11 Lost Wisdom Pt. 2
12 Stone's Ode

Posted by Tom Breihan on June 12, 2009 at 11:10 a.m.

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Saturday, June 13, 2009

So... Messianic Jewish Hardcore from Jerusalem?!??

They were featured on the Emo Diaries compilation #10: The Hope I Hide Inside, from Deep Elm Records. Good luck on finding their album, though, unless Men of Israel Records reissues it on their site for download. Emusic and isound might have it and an EP, but I'm not sure if they have all the tracks... Anyhow, here's some info on them from CD Baby:

My Name Is Nobody
My Name Is Nobody

© 2002 My Name Is Nobody

Hardcore punk-rock with female vocals, sing-along choruses, and a positive message

"...Our generation isn't dead, we just need a little kick in the head..."

Can music make a difference? My Name Is Nobody believes it can. This five-piece powerhouse from Jerusalem has something to say. Socially conscious, but compassionate and sincere, they bring us passionate hardcore screaming with strong guitar melodies - think U2 meets Poison the Well, or even try imagining The Incredible Hulk singing lead vox for Superchunk(!). Of course, let not forget the punk roots, although sometimes roots go deeper than just a style of music - sometimes they reach all the way back to the God of Israel. Don't worry, there's a place for you to sing along too.

Recommended if you like ...

* Diehard Youth
* Comeback Kid

The self-titled album, from emusic.

An EP, from emusic. (Listen to it on

Appearance on the Emo Diaries #10, from Deep Elm Records.

Rush Limbaugh: "exercise freaks ... are the ones putting stress on the health care system"

Here's a video of Rush Limbaugh bobbing around on his chair like a toddler, waving his arms, while angrily spewing venom on those who are, in his view, the greatest burden on the healthcare system... healthy people who regularly exercise.

And no, I'm not joking, but boy do I ever wish that I was...

(Courtesy of Media Matters from the June 12 edition of MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann.)

Aaaaaaaaaaaand if you want to hear it unfiltered by Olbermann (and even post it on your facebook wall, so your relatives and friends are more likely to watch it and then insult you for it), you can do that here:

(Courtesy of Media Matters, from the June 11th edition of Premiere Radio Networks' Rush Limbaugh Show.)

There Are Skinheads Even in China

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

L.S. Underground Prints Shirts For First Time in Years

Now that the L.S. Underground album, PTSD, is off to the mastering lab, Michael has a limited number of new t-shirts for sale. These are high quality Fruit of the Loom, and way cool. The shirt is currently available in L, XL, and 2XL. Numbers are limited and only available by making payment through PayPal. If you want one you should send payment to

Shirts are $15.00 U.S. and $17.00 outside the U.S. with shipping included in the price.

The Pit That Became a Tower

Messianic Jewish lo-fi indie rock from Jerusalem. reminds me of Sal Paradise in some ways. Also has a little bit of a slacker vibe, uses beats and electronics at times, and reminds me a lot of the stuff on Deep Elm Records pre-2000. There's a definite L.S. Underground and Michael Knott influence on this, too, which is a huge plus...

Listen to a full album here.

Here's the regular myspace, with songs from different albums (hasn't been updated in like five months).

This is their label.

Bert and Ernie parody of "On a Boat"

I'd post it here, but it takes up the entire screen.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Old School Arcade in Fairfield Now!!!!!!

5951-3 Boymel Dr.
Fairfield, OH 45014
Phone number: 513-874-TRON

Our Hours:
Monday - Thursday 10:00am - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday 10:00am - Midnight
Sunday - 10:00am - 6pm

Admission includes the use of all arcade games, pinballs and consoles. Only PC use is extra
ADULT (12-99 years old)
Monday - Thurdsay admission is $10
Friday and Saturday admission is $12
Sunday is just $8 as we close at 6pm
KIDS (ages 5-11)
Admission is $6 every day
KIDS under 5 are FREE!
For those of you not interested in playing all day we offer ONE hour of play for $4, TWO hours for $7. After that you are automatically on the day rate so you can take advantage of coming and going as you please throughout the day.

PC use pricing

$1.00 per hour

Arcade Legends is the only place in Cincinnati (or anywhere near) that is dedicated to classic and current arcade gaming & pinballs. There will be NO redemption games taking up space where a little seen gems like Rolling Thunder or Michael Jackson's Moonwalker will be. There will be, however, alot of great 80's, 90's and a few 00's arcade games and pinball machines (see the BOOKS section for a running list). If there are any you'd like to see in the arcade, send us an email or comment on that as well. We appreciate and encourage any suggestions for games you'd like to play. If we get enough requests for any game we will search it out and we will find it and you will play it. We will be rotating games as we get a hold of them to keep things fresh so if you want to play, say, Double Dragon, let us know and we will search it out.

Monday, June 8, 2009

I Created a Message Board for Ohio hardcore punk, crust, grindcore, sludge, thrash, etc

On the Unbleeding board, I made a hardcore punk, crust, grindcore, sludge, thrash, etc forum for discussion and posting shows. It's for my other webzine/blog, The Blastbeat. Check it out!!!
Their side of a split 7" with Landlord:

A band called Ashtaroth who did a split 7" with Landlord was reviewed in the June Maximum Rock'n Roll. They're from Arizona and bill themselves as "Native American Indian Black Metal" (it's more black/death than anything...). The review was extrememly positive. Unfortunately, there were no traditional influences, which disappointed me greatly. But maybe I'm just spoiled by Al-Namrood...

The best songs on their myspace are "Darkness and Beyond" (which is freaking EPIC), "Distant Land" (which starts with a Conan movie sample), and "Breath of the Gone" (the kickdrums are up pretty high, though). "Angel of Light Angel of Lust" is another good one, but aside from that, i'm not entirely impressed. They're not bad by any means, though. It's just that you're essentially listening to some Indians from Arizona play above-average Scandinavian black metal with lyrics about their culture and religion. Oh well. Anyhow, they also have a full length CD out and an ep that came from this year.

Friday, June 5, 2009

This is Why We Need to Change the Healthcare System in America...

Medical bills underlie 60 percent of U.S. bankrupts: study

Thu Jun 4, 2009 11:54am EDT

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Medical bills are behind more than 60 percent of U.S. personal bankruptcies, U.S. researchers reported on Thursday in a report they said demonstrates that healthcare reform is on the wrong track.

More than 75 percent of these bankrupt families had health insurance but still were overwhelmed by their medical debts, the team at Harvard Law School, Harvard Medical School and Ohio University reported in the American Journal of Medicine.

"Unless you're Warren Buffett, your family is just one serious illness away from bankruptcy," Harvard's Dr. David Himmelstein, an advocate for a single-payer health insurance program for the United States, said in a statement.

"For middle-class Americans, health insurance offers little protection," he added.

The United States is embarking on an overhaul of its healthcare system, now a patchwork of public programs such as Medicare for the elderly and disabled and employer-sponsored health insurance that leaves 15 percent of the population with no coverage.

The researchers and some consumer advocates said the study showed the proposals under the most serious consideration are unlikely to help many Americans. They are pressing for a so-called single payer plan, in which one agency, usually the government, coordinates health coverage.

"Expanding private insurance and calling it health reform will fail to prevent financial catastrophe for hundreds of thousands of Americans every year," Dr. Sidney Wolfe of the Health Research Group at Public Citizen said in a statement.

About 170 million people get health insurance through an employer but President Barack Obama says soaring healthcare costs hurt the economy and force businesses to drop medical insurance for their workers.


"Nationally, a quarter of firms cancel coverage immediately when an employee suffers a disabling illness; another quarter do so within a year," the report reads.

Obama told Congress on Wednesday he was open to making mandatory health insurance part of the overhaul.

Neither Congress nor Obama are considering the kind of single-payer plan advocated by Public Citizen, Himmelstein and his colleague Dr. Steffie Woolhandler.

"We need to rethink health reform," Woolhandler said. "Covering the uninsured isn't enough.

"Only single-payer national health insurance can make universal, comprehensive coverage affordable by saving the hundreds of billions we now waste on insurance overhead and bureaucracy."

The researchers studied 2,134 random families who filed for bankruptcy between January and April in 2007, before the current recession began.

They used public bankruptcy court records and surveyed 1,032 people by telephone.

"Using a conservative definition, 62.1 percent of all bankruptcies in 2007 were medical; 92 percent of these medical debtors had medical debts over $5,000, or 10 percent of pretax family income," the researchers wrote.

"Most medical debtors were well-educated, owned homes and had middle-class occupations."

The researchers, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, said the share of bankruptcies that could be blamed on medical problems rose by 50 percent from 2001 to 2007.

Patients with multiple sclerosis paid a mean of $34,167 out of pocket in 2007, diabetics paid $26,971, and those with injuries paid $25,096, the researchers found.

(Editing by Bill Trott and Jackie Frank)

Fucked for Life, Drought, Hark! Are All Playing Kaleb's Birthday Show

Fucked For Life (Kaleb and Henry Bruening's new band: --only 3 summer shows, 1 june, 1 july, 1 august, so come out!!!!)
Drought (Pittsburgh heavy hardcore:
Hark! (on tour with Drought)

9pm, $5, will be over by 11pm, 4121 Dane Ave, in Northside.

Sunn O))) Coming to Southgate House

Date: Jun 4, 2009 10:03 PM
Subject: SUNN O))) US TOUR 2009 pt 1
Body: SUNN O))) will be heading to the Midwest for the first time in quite some time and playing shows in many cities/states they have not been to before. The lineup for these sonic rituals will be:

Attila Csihar- Invocations
Steve Moore- Trombone, and keys
Stephen O’Malley- Guitar
Greg Anderson- Bass

SUNN O))) w/ special guests: Eagle Twin

Thu 07/02/09 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
Sun 07/05/09 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
Mon 07/06/09 Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium / Underground
Tue 07/07/09 Kansas City, MO The Riot Room
Wed 07/08/09 St. Louis, MO The Firebird
Fri 07/10/09 Dekalb, IL House Cafe
Sat 07/11/09 Pontiac, MI Eagle Theater
Sun 07/12/09 Newport, KY Southgate House

US west coast dates for aug 09 and east coast for sep 09 to be announced soon.

Watch for more details.

New Random Old Records Podcast, blog, and Twitter!

Random Old Records Podcast #7 is hot off the encoder and ready for download. The theme this time around is PURE '90s, with a boatload of classic '90s indie, emo, and punk from the likes of Sebadoh, Superchunk, Jawbreaker, Massive Attack, Stereolab, Beat Happening, and more! In between the tracks is a selection of the worst "dramatic" scenes from early '90s el-cheapo action movies, featuring the wit and wisdom of classically-trained thespians as Joe Estevez and Lonnie Schuyler. If you can take lines like "Every good card player keeps an ace" with a straight face then you've come to the right place. Woah, that rhymed. Go here and download:

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Review of first Realicide show in Cincy in 2 years

As for the venue that this occured at, the Bunk Spot is basically the new Void; very diverse crowd there and 100-200 people showed up. There was even an amazing vegetarian/vegan feast (which i'm still recovering from... oof). As for Realicide's set, they blew everyone away. So intense. Booming beats, crackling, fuzzed out, vicious noise, and vocals that were yelled, screamed, and shouted, with a cross between "happy hardcore", harsh noise, some hip-hop (I think...), gabber, and possibly some industrial. It was the best set I've seen them do and I've seen them live more than any other band I've ever watched before. Robert was handling the electronics and backup vocals, with Jim Swill doing lead vox. They sounded like they did back in 2003-2005/6-ish, which made me happy, as that's when I saw them multiple times a month and never got sick of it. Swill went on a rant about myspace and what it's been doing to the prevailing culture (ironically, they have a myspace page, but they're thinking about taking it down). They also played my favorite song of theirs, their cover of The Mob's "Wish". It was a great time and Rob and Swill were in good spirits and really happy about how well the turnout and venue were. And I'm glad that I was able to make it and support a close friend who I hadn't seen in years.

Punk ain't comfort.

Guest Editorial

A friend who wishes to remain anonymous wrote this and asked me to publish it.

for the longest time i blamed the police. more recently i can only blame them for ignorance, the true enemy is the justice system in general. a hate brewed in me so deeply that seeing an officer down on the news was (and to an extent still is) a victory won. i would dream of a world without this enemy, this army of the upper class. living in a suburban area of the city and spending all of my time in urban areas made me stop and think about whats really going on with this system. why is it there is a liquor store on every corner? cigarette advertisements everywhere? the truth is (and i'm a big part of this) that this is planned to keep the lower class under control. i would even go so far as the importation of narcotics is given a blind eye in order to keep this so called peace.

substance is all i want in life some nights, you get so frustrated with how life is it becomes an escape, but its a two sided blade... substance is given to control the population, but also as a means to profit through bust, duis, and taxation. for example, required minimum sentencing in a dui case in the state of ohio is a fine for the violation, and three nights in a rehabilitation facility (cost: $385) versus three nights in jail (cost: $0). it seems to me if the idea were to really protect and serve it should be the other way around? the truth is, they know substance abusers cant afford luxury, but need the help the most. its all about property, status and class. ever notice how the justice buildings are magnificent marvels of architecture no matter of the surroundings? thats your money at work. lose the marble pillars and put the money into the community. in 2007 the governors salary in ohio (being one of the lowest of the US) was $144,830, with an average income of $28,699 in ohio citizens. the governor made 5.14 times the average income of his citizens, thats not even starting with the salaries of police, judges, clerks and everyone else who makes the dream possible. even it out already, less to the rich more to the people. the vice president makes a yearly salary of $221,100. this money could be used on bettering educations in schooling, funding for better solutions to homelessness, and healthcare. it is no longer a war on drone cops, the evil lies deeper in this country. where does the solution lie?

Old Jews Telling Jokes is the Best Website in the World

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Soundpool, possibly one of the best of the new wave of shoegaze bands...

From New York City. Mostly female vocals and I think it's Lush/Jesus and Mary Chain-ish... well actually, it might have more of a Beach Boys/Brian Wilson influence than JMAC...

Soundpool myspace
Soundpool official website

Soundpool - "Moonglow" video

Soundpool - "Brand New Dawn" video

Soundpool - "Eurostar" video

Awesome shoegaze band called Malory (No, not Mallory...)

Here's a video they did for their song, "Sleeper". They're droney, have male/female vocals, and are Slowdiveesque. I'd post it on here, but i don't wanna have it take over the screen like the last one I posted did.

Malory - "Sleeper"

and here's some other songs of theirs:

Malory - "Painted Dreams"

Malory - "Three Elements (Watamu Remix)"

There are plenty of others. I'll let you have the pleasure of digging around for them. :)