Sunday, September 21, 2014

This Friday !!Big Blood Live with Video Nasties and more, SEPT. 26, Oak & the Ax Closing

The Oak and the Ax is closing it's doors as we know it. It's been a great time hearing and playing a part of the strange Maine sounds, eating veggie sliders, hot cups of tea or sake.Thank you  guys for a great run.
Friday night we'll party down collaboration style to celebrate this one of a kind place,
 140 Maine Street Biddeford, Maine.

8:30pm Greg Jamie +Colby Nathan

9:30pm Asa Irons + Village of Spaces

10:30pm Micah Blue Smaldone + Tom Kovacevic

Friday, August 29, 2014

Big Blood @ NEST FEST Tonight!!! Kennebunk see details below

August 29th!!  Below are driving directions with parking details. Remember to bring: camping stuff (if you intend to camp), eating stuff (if you intend to eat), drinking stuff (especially water, though I will pick up a few cases, as well), sunscreen (if your need it), bug spray (if you need it), if you have a grill (there should be enough, may not a bad idea to bring extras, probably fine though!) BUT extra charcoal is a smart idea.  Pets are welcome.  There isn't a lot of shade, so a cap or a parasol or something is advisable.  There are some ponds and spots to swim on the property as well, just so ya know!  Only major thing is to make sure not to walk on the cranberry bogs, thanks!  Oh yes, and there's no rain location for the show, if it just drizzles a lil we'll go for it, but if it's looking like heavy rains, we wont be able to have electricity pumpin' out there. Also, there will be portapotties.  

12:00 - Heart Murmur Sounds Good
12:40 - Family Planning 
1:20 - Greg Jamie (O'D'E'A'T'H)
2:00 - Ao Oad 
2:40 - Saralee
3:40 - DomeWZRD & Renaissance Bitch
4:00 - Nathan Ventura
4:40 - Dark Rodeo
5:20 - ded library (Witch Wolf)
5:40 - Yairms/AHLLHA
6:20 - Greg Hartunian
7:00 - Tom Kovacevic
7:40 - NE Patriots
8:20 - Big Blood
9:00 - id m theft able
9:40 - Video Nasties
10:20 - Guerilla Toss 
11:00 - the false woodsman (Lazy Magnet)
11:40 - God's Dogs   
and maybe mwchins somewhere in there if he can make it.  
schedule subject to alteration for suuure, YOU guys can play as long as you want!!!!

Directions heading NORTH on I-95:

take exit 25 for Kennebunk.

get off exit ramp, drive to stop sign, take a right. 

then take first right after crossing over the bridge going over the turnpike, Alewive Rd./rt.35 

follow that road straight for 3.5 miles

turn left onto Boulder Dr. 

follow that dirt road straight, ignore the sign that says to turn right, parking for bands is straight ahead right by where the music will be taking place. 

Directions heading SOUTH on I-95:

take exit 25 for Kennebunk.

follow exit ramp road to stop sign

take a right onto Alewive Rd./rt.35 

follow that road straight for 3.4 miles

turn left onto Boulder Dr. 

follow that road straight, ignore the sign that says to turn right, parking for bands is straight ahead right by where the music will be taking place. 

Colby Nathan


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

!SHOW! BIG BLOOD + Alan Bishop + Sam Shalabi + Portland Empire AUG. 18, 2014

Big show here in our neck of the woods on August 18th at The Empire in Portland for Big Blood, Alvarius BSam Shalabi
Witness Alvarius B a.k.a Alan Bishop (of Sun City Girls & the exquisite label Sublime Frequencies!!), Sam Shalabi of Montreal

Alan Bishop (AKA Alvarius B.) is a founding member of Seattle's avant-garde and genre-defying Sun City Girls, whose career spans 27 years and over fifty releases. His work in Sun City Girls, with Richard Bishop and Charles Gocher, alone stands as a testament to his fearlessexploration of the outer reaches of improvisation and composition. From their free jazz/post rockpsychedelic trio roots, to sprawling radio broadcasts incorporating noise, Italian pop, and sound collage, to gorgeous outer-national Arabic and Asian inspired folk music, the group maintained their singular and uncompromising path from inception. Their musical restlessness continues to resonate in the wake of the passing of Charles Gocher and their subsequent disbanding. As founder of the Sublime Frequencies record label, Bishop has released over 90 records, introducing previously ignored musical genres from Syria, Burma, Indonesia, Pakistan, Vietnam,Niger, Thailand, India, Morocco, Egypt, Western Sahara, Cambodia, Algeria, and Turkey.And as Alvarius B., Bishop has penned hundreds of his own original folk songs in a primitive “out” style that is unlike anything that anyone else is doing now. This body of work is informed by an obsessive love of psychedelic rock & folk music, Italian film soundtracks, and an extraordinary sense of humor. Over much of the past four years, Bishop has been living in Cairo, composing & recording new Alvarius B. material while simultaneously establishing his own Egyptian-based band, The Invisible Hands.  
“I think it’s fair to say that in AB we have the most inspiring and wholesome, cussing, violent and truthful musical interpenetrator of the psychic Realities that has probably ever graced this fair and fucked land.” - Trey Spruance (Mr. Bungle/Mimicry Records/ Secret Chiefs 3)“Sun City Girls were the Sun Ra of the 80s punk hardcore scene and the 90s indie scene, and remained the craziest, most interesting, and most inspired group into the millennium.”                 – Tom Lax (Siltbreeze Records)

Sam Shalabi is an Egyptian-Canadian composer and improviser living between Montreal, Quebec and Cairo, Egypt. Beginning in punk rock in the late 70s, his work has evolved into a fusion of experimental modern Arabic Music that incorporates traditional Arabic, chaabi, noise, classical, text, free improvisation and jazz. He has released 5 solo albums (including 'On Hashish' - a musical mediation on German writer Walter Benjamin, 'Osama', an audio collage on Arabophobia in the wake of 9/11, and his most recent 'Music for Arabs'), 5 albums with Shalabi Effect, a free improvisation quartet that bridges western psychedelic music and Arabic Maquam (scales) and 3 albums with Land Of Kush (an experimental 30 member orchestra, for which he composes). He has appeared on over 30 albums and toured Europe, North America and North Africa. Upcoming projects include the release of the 6th Shalabi Effect album, a duo album with Stefan Christoff, two albums on the Italian label Sagittarius with Lebanese, Turkish and Egyptian musicians and a tour in the eastern U.S with Alvarius B, where he'll be playing solo guitar and Ud (Arabic Lute).
Big Blood is from Maine and we like to make music

Sunday, May 18, 2014

!! NEW BIG BLOOD 2XLP "Unlikely Mothers" PRESALE on Blackest Rainbow!!!

This gorgeous double LP  picks up where Big Blood & the Wicked Hex left off.
Heavy, loud, repetitive and hypnotic songs influenced by Black Sabbath, Diamanda G, and
Dead Moon.

P. S. Big Blood - "Fight for your Dinner " cassetttes are up on Etsy.

Sunday, April 13, 2014


The FMA is up and running, you can listen or downlaod for free  all three new dttr releases there:

Big Blood - Fight for Your Dinner Vol. I Here 
Inspector 22 - Devil is Friend Here 
The Agrarians - Love Songs from 2011 Here 

We also Added 4 older releases to the FMA they are:

Asian Mae - Collsing
Dark Urrru - Starlings in The Corners of The Treetops
Id M Thfft Able - Head Down inna vitamin blush
Tarpigh - Asiatic Potters

all of these and more here: 

We are slowly uploading everything to bandcamp here: 
free downloads if you like (thank you to all the people who have been paying)

New Website Here:

To Purchase: discogs Here

We had the great privilege and honor of working with the GREAT composer Elliott Schwartz for the Ant Girls Project that can be streamed here:

For More about the Fabulous Ant Girls go Here:

Monday, April 7, 2014

OUT NOW !!! 3 New Releases... Big Blood + Inspector 22 + The Agrarians

Spring is here.
New releases too...
                              New website :
                                                                       Etsy Page 

 The Free music Archive is not working at the moment. 
To listen to the albums go here:
We will upload them once the FMA is working.

Big Blood – Fight for Your Dinner Vol. I – CD-R/Cassette (coming Soon) DTTR 041
    Recordings from 1986-2014, Songs from comps, old family recordings, 
alternate versions, new and unreleased songs all under one roof. 
Hand made and screen printed. (17 songs, 53 minutes)

Inspector 22 – Devil Is Friend –  CD-R/Cassette - DTTR 037
  Each release from Inspector 22 just keeps getting better and better. 
Devil Is Friend makes no exception. Piercing instrumentals weave with classic song after classic song. A powerhouse of home recorded gems. 
A forever raw 30 minutes from our favorite dttr resident. 
What else can you say about a man at the top of his game? 
Hand made and screen printed. 
(11 songs – 30 minutes)

The Agrarians  - “Love Songs From 2011” – CD-R – DTTR 038
 The Agrarians “Love songs from 2011” (or …formerly His Other Crunk Jam Band) picks up right were “Love songs from 2010” (dttr 032) left off… Home recorded and blown out, urgent and direct. This is the sound of a busy man. Top-notch songs and amazing guitar solos make this a must in “the Agrarians” cannon. Hand made and screen printed. 
(11 songs – 30 minutes)

 Ant Girls exhibition coming right up....go here for more info

Monday, March 3, 2014

Ice Drummer

The first seven Big Blood releases are up on our Etsy in limited numbers.
Go here.

--------Coming Soon--------- MARCH/APRIL

Big Blood - "Fight For Your Dinner" CD &  Cassette
Inspector 22 - "Devil is Friend" CD & Cassette
The Agrarians - "Love Songs from 2011" CD

---------Out This SUMMER/FALL-----------

Big Blood - Unlikely Mothers   Double LP   
on Blackest Rainbow Records(UK).

In other news...

Huge exhibition of work by the printmaking collaborators 
Ant Girls opening on April 11th in Lewiston Maine!