Thursday, December 17, 2015

Cancelled Show in NYC w/ Chuck Bettis


Due to family circumstances we had to cancel our show in New York City this Saturday the 19th with the Amazing Chuck Bettis. We are 100% positive that Chuck will come up with something amazing to take our slot at his week long residency at Stone, so be sure to attend as many of these once in a lifetime shows as possible, info is as follows:


All of the shows below will occur at The Stone, which is located on the corner of Ave. C & 2nd Street.  
http://thestonenyc.com


Thursday, Dec. 17th
8pm  Pretty Clicks
Berangere Maximin (digital chimeras) Chuck Bettis (electronics)
Berangere comes all the way from Paris, France for this night of music
https://berchu.bandcamp.com
http://www.berangeremaximin.com
https://youtu.be/wn6z2Zp3ukU

10pm Period & Chris Pitsiokos
Mike Pride (drums) Charlie Looker (guitar) Chuck Bettis (electronics, throat) Chris Pitsiokos (sax)
doom & gloom
http://www.publiceyesore.com/catalog.php?pg=3&pit=129
https://mikepride.bandcamp.com
http://www.charlielooker.com
http://chrispitsiokos.com


Friday, Dec. 18th
8pm Sylvie Courvoisier, Ikue Mori, Chuck Bettis
Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Ikue Mori (electronics) Chuck Bettis (electronics)
Debut of this improvising trio.
http://www.sylviecourvoisier.com
http://www.ikuemori.com

10pm Gamma Reverse Dream Logic
Jeremiah Cymerman (clarinet, electronics) Jessica Pavone (viola) Chuck Bettis (electronics) 
Graphic score by Chuck Bettis, world debut of this trio performing it
https://jessicapavone.bandcamp.com
https://jeremiahcymerman.bandcamp.com


Saturday, Dec. 19th
8pm Matmos & Chuck Bettis
Drew Daniel (electronics) M.C. Schmidt (electronics) Chuck Bettis (electronics)
First time musical meeting of these electronic heavyweights
https://soundcloud.com/thrilljockey/matmos-ultimate-care-ii-excerpt-eight
http://vague-terrain.com
https://youtu.be/-qH-WQUmNQQ

10pm Big Blood CANCELLED & Chuck Bettis + special guests
Colleen Kinsella (voice, harmonium, drums) Caleb Mulkerin (electric guitar, voice, tape loops) Chuck Bettis (electronics) special guests (vocals)
Big Blood comes all the way down from Portland, ME for this debut psychedelic collaboration
https://dontrustheruin.bandcamp.com
http://dontrusttheruin.blogspot.com

Sunday, Dec. 20th
8pm  Chuck Bettis, Franke Vogl, Evan Rapport
Chuck Bettis (electronics) Franke Vogl (prepared bass) Evan Rapport (saxophone)
Members of The Meta-matics & All Scars come together as a trio for the first time.
https://livingmyth.bandcamp.com/album/economy-of-gestures
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Evan_Rapport__Chuck_Bettis/live__the_Stone_32112/
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/The_Meta-matics/
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/All_Scars/

10pm Mossenek & Larry Kwartowitz
Mick Barr (guitar) Chuck Bettis (throat, electronics) Colin Marston (bass, electronics) Larry Kwartowitz (drums) 
Utter purveyors of primal vent.
https://mossenek.bandcamp.com
https://youtu.be/1uVzYL0naxw
https://iamcleric.bandcamp.com/album/regressions

Monday, September 14, 2015

++NEW RELEASES ++ Video Nasties & Fragile Clark



Video Nasties – Horror Holocaust s.l.p. - DTTR049 – CASSETTE

pro dubbed/ and imprinted

Hands down our favorite band in Maine. Their 4th and finest release to date guaranteed to move your feet, hips and bowels. Disco/Punk/J. Wobble and J. Carpenter heroics. Word on the street is they do kids parties as well.... 
not my kid, NO WAY.
get 'em while they last
49 copies for Maine
49 copies for everybody else.

4 songs 20 minutes



and



 Fragile Clark – Frazzled Clark - DTTR048 - CASSETTE

pro dubbed/printed and imprinted.

Bedroom/Bathroom music of the highest order. Roky is still alive and kicking but I imagine that somewhere back in the early 80's he may have hallucinated a little piece of himself onto Clark's mind.... "leave your body behind" and hold onto your seats beats 'cause it doesn't get any better or cracked than this... outsider or insider music? You decide. Up next 16 worlds.

Fragile Clark - Loves you even if he doesn't know you, or knows you and has told you or implied that he hates you, or you insist that you hate him; NAMO KUAN SHR PU SA..... OM NAMAH SHIVAYA, KELLELUJAH, AMEN..... OM MANI PADME HUM.... NAMASTE.... DOO WHA DIETY, DIETY DUM, DEITY DOO 11:11

7 songs 22 minutes
FRAGILE CLARK"S Bandcamp here

Friday, July 24, 2015

Big Blood plays WFMU's Monty Hall JERSEY CITY Saturday July 25

...better late than never...

BIG BLOOD
HUMAN ADULT BAND
PICASTRO
Monty Hall
43 Montgomery St.   Jersey City, N.J.
$10.00   7:30 doors 8:30 start
Presented by Scott Williams & WFMU


Monday, March 16, 2015

Buffy St. Marie come back to Maine!



Buffy St. Marie composed this song, God Is Alive/Magic is Afoot,  from an excerpt from Leonard Cohen's Beautiful Losers. Freakin' gorgeous. I talk more about this amazing human being here.
Her current tour dates with Morrissey(!) here.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

+++New! Big Blood/ Human Adult Band Split 7" OUT NOW++++

A beautiful looking +sounding hand cut split 7".  
Made by Third Uncle Records...
LISTEN/BUY :
Big Blood  +  Human Adult Band (Kings of sludge, T. Penn ((Keeping it punk as shit since 94')) and company have no rivals. Lifers)

 Review by TPENN of Human Adult Band
'Half-Light Blues/Ain't No Hallowed Ground' 

Hand Cut 'lathe' 7" Record / DL
1 amazing exhibition of song writing by Portland, ME 
rock royalty, Big Blood. 
Call it freak folk, psych, new weird americana, rocknroll, either way Big Blood are a band who pay attention to detail and can make writing a damn good song seem easy. They are the Fred and Toody of New England. Human Adult Band (Mank, Chaz, Phil, T Penn) 
laydown an eerie improv thats ready to tilt and crumble at any minute. But hey, we make it to the 4:30 mark. Truly an honor to finally have a split with BB! Locked Grooves on each side. Only 29 made.


'sup winter

'sup winter

Monday, February 23, 2015

++ 5 New Releases OUT NOW! ++Celebrate Big Blood's 8 Year Anniversary ++


OUT NOW!! 2 New Big Blood , Tarpigh, Inspector 22 & Hammer of Hathor all on CD & cassette.

Big Blood, dontrustheruin records and Quinnisa Rose are all 8 years old!

 22 albums, 1 East Coast tour, 1 European tour, a wedding, a honeymoon, an independent record label and a daughter who never ceases to amaze us we celebrate our all encompassing labour of love.


Quinnisa is now part of the band and helping us make music, as well as recording her own stuff … almost done with her own album now. Stay tuned!


Big Blood – Double Days I     CD-R/Cassette dttr043


1. On Waterfall's Head
2. Rabbit's Foot
3. Planet Caravan (Black Sabbath)
4. Double Day
5. for Gardiner Greene Hubbard
6. Disintegration (The Cure)
7. Full of Drape
8. Babies Looking Weird
9. ...But I Studied
10. You're Crushing My Heart






Big Blood – Double Days II CD-R/Cassette dttr044



1. New Plan
2. Endless Peace
3. Go See Boats
4. Micah's Old Room
5. Fire Stove
6. Wild Mountain Thyme (Francis McPeake)
7. Magnetic Green
8. Time Stands Still
9. Golden Heart




Inspector 22 is the genius of Todd W. Emmert, a  mid-coast southern gentleman of endless proportions. He has released countless albums (all of them are must haves, and should be tracked down immediately). “I Can See Through The Poison” is inspector 22’s 5th release on dontrustheruin and is a slab of  all instrumental mayhem, blistering noisy guitars edged with sepia toned fuzz. As always the onslaught is tempered, this time by the heavenly sounds of cheap keyboards and endless hooks. 8 Songs, 30 minutes.







Hammer of Hathor – “Sphere” – CD-R/Cassette dttr042


Hammer of Hathor were only among us here in Maine for a few short years, but  in there wake they left us “Sphere”, and man albums don’t get much better than this! An epic album of organic ramblings, resulting in the most woozy and entrancing listen. Amazing fuzzed out electric guitar, pulsing intoxicating rhythms that would make Louis Hardin (Moondog) proud. A living, breathing album that softens even the backmost roads of the winter laden north.   8 songs, 50 minutes.








Tarpigh – Miss the Sun (the wrinkly one) CD-R/Cassette dttr040

17 Songs by the best band you don’t know you should know… what?  Well for sure if you asked me anytime in the last 15 years what band is “Maine’s best kept secret” Tarpigh would be the answer. “Miss the Sun” is up there with all their  greats and has all the classic tarpigh elements. Beautiful melodies, exotic off kilter rhythms, shredding guitar, and endlessly weaving strings. A band that will always put you on your head.  
One of the greats, Tarpigh 4-ever! 17 songs 60 minutes