Saturday, November 15, 2008


This afternoon I went with Colette, Adrienne, Karen, Tammy, & Mary to the Prop 8 protest, and then we walked up to the North End and got some gelato.

Anyway, it's time for a pop punk weekend...

Because all I've been listening to lately is Cheeky. I was listening to a ton of Little Lungs, which led me to them (Angie is in both bands). Cheeky are an awesome four-piece from Brooklyn/Long Island. Feminist pop punk that I can't get enough of. They're goofy, they're silly, but mostly they're just awesome.

They released their EP Choke on a Cheeseburger digitally on Quote Unquote on Christmas of last year and then as a 7" on Freedom School in June. Six tracks of cheeky (yes, their name is fitting) punk that tells it like it is.

Cheeky also put out a 7" as part of Art of the Underground's singles series. I love all these things, but my favorite may be an acoustic version of "Get Outta Here" on If You Make It's Pink Couch Sessions. Watch it here. They've got a tour coming up (headed south though), so check their schedule and get out and see them! They'll also be releasing a full-length next year.

Download donate Choke on a Cheeseburger + donate at Quote Unquote
Get the 7" from Freedom School


The show last night went really well. Got into a little bit of trouble with the security guards because of fire hazards and had to turn some people away at the door because it was too crowded (sorry), but the show itself was awesome. I only really got to see Walls because I was at the door most of the time, but they were certainly worth all the work. Walls set turned into a Cold Sweat reunion, which was great, especially because everyone was so into it. I was also able to pick up one of the few tour 12"s they had available for the night. Go check the rest of Walls tour if you get the chance.



November 14, 2008

Timber- Beginning
Clikatat Ikatowi- Identity Crisis
JR Ewing- 1st Class Suicide
Christopher Robin- Brother
Loser Life- Mocking You
Walls- Same Guy, Same Story
Scapegoat- Hemorrhage
Cult Ritual- 8-9-69
Conniption- Gun Shy
Terminal Youth- Money and a Name
Little Lungs- Loft Coffin
Phantom Pregnancies- Suiciderama
Hey Girl!- Always Be My Baby
Teenage Cool Kids- Awkward Kind of Girl
Talulah Gosh- Talulah Gosh
Libyans- Losing Our Rights
Dahlia Seed- Milk
Heavens to Betsy- Me & Her
Pink Razors- Too Obvious
Ingrid- As Long As It Didn't Hurt
Cheeky- Get Outta Here
Shorebirds- Tinctures Are 90% Alcohol
Autistic Youth- I Don't Believe We Are Protected by the Police
Canadian Rifle- Man Shall Not Feel
Palatka- Rate x Time = Distance
Trifle Tower- Criancas de Rua
Deformed Conscience- Defense Mechanisms
Coleman- Dunce Cap
William Martyr 17- File Thirteen
Turboslut- Dry
Faithealer- Disgusting
Reach Out- Gadfly
Rudimentary Peni- Cosmetic Plague
Point of Few- Scarred for Life
Religious As Fuck- Maple St. Is Not Unique
Graf Orlock- A Shocking Interrogation
Red Thread- Walk Home
P.S. Eliot- Broken Record
Dead Uncles- City of Village Idiots
Rambo- All the Assholes Are Heroes Now
Tigershark- He's Not a Bartender, He's an Artist

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Get into it.

Walls are members of Iron Lung & Cold Sweat. They'll have a new 12" on tour with them and released one last year on Pain Killer.

Iron Lung's Sexless//No Sex was released last year by Prank Records. Twenty songs & twenty minutes of unrelenting assault.

Iron Lung- Sexless//No Sex
Get It from Prank

Then on Saturday...


Join the Impact is a group that is organizing a nationwide protest against Proposition 8, the measure which banned gay marriage in California last Tuesday.

People will be gathering in cities across the country this Saturday, November 15th at 1:30 (EST) to protest the passage of this discriminatory proposition.

Join us for a protest to show your opposition to Prop 8. This is not just a California issue! This is an issue of equality for all Americans!

For more information about Prop 8 protests, or for other protest locations, visit the website

Sunday, November 9, 2008

November 7, 2008

Sorry for the lack of updates this week. Election craziness & school called. I have my computer back, but it's being kind of weird for my hard drive, so listening to things/uploading stuff from my computer is still not totally functional. Anyway, here's a playlist from this week.

Cult Ritual- Guiltless
Elizabeth Herz- Easter Island
Devoid of Faith- Commodified Faith
Bloody Phoenix- Blasting Media
Faithealer- Pointless
Montcalm- I Stopped Believing in Existence
Rodan- Milk and Melancholy
Antilles- Salvage
The Republic of Freedom Fighters- Circle High Blood Sniffer
Little Lungs- Atlantic Bridge
Frustrations- Evil Twin
Kicking Giant- Alien ID
Sinks- Out of Control
Pink Razors- Too Obvious
Ingrid- What Makes You
Tribe 8- Manipulate
Margaret Thrasher- Next Best Thing
P.S. Eliot- Like How You Are
Des Ark- The Subtleties of Chores & Unlocked Doors
Lucy played 5 songs
Libyans- No Chances for an Orphan
Health Hazard- Head Room
Get Destroyed- Dirge
Hitler SS- No Solution
Turboslut- Too Little Too Late
Wasteland- River
Bleed- Mr. Elliott
Timber- Beginning
Logs- Tourniquet
Red Thread- Gasm
Nostril- Bewdong Canoe Start
On the Might of Princes- The Water vs. the Anchor
From Monument to Masses- Sharpshooter
Religious as Fuck- Standing Still
Robocop 3- Fuck You, Doc Holliday
A Trillion Barnacle Lapse
Universal Order of Armageddon- Painfully Obvious
Autistic Youth- Victim
Glo-Worm- Travelogue
Cheeky- Deal with It
Shorebirds- D.O.A.
Vivian Girls- Where Do You Run To?
MV & EE Medicine Show- Harvest
Tent City- Drought
Raincoats- Lola
I played about an hour more of stuff to because Kit the fucking dilettante did not show up for his show. Fuck that.

Monday, November 3, 2008


Don't be an asshole.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Tiger Trap

So today is my first anniversary and 100th post! The name of the blog if you didn't already pick up on it is a Tiger Trap song.

The song is on their self-titled LP and is one of my favorite pop love songs of all time. They formed in Sacramento, released their LP and a 10" (Sour Grass) in 1993, and were over by the end of that year. They also have a 7" (Supercrush"), a split with Bratmobile, one with Henry's Dress, and they contributed to a few comps. Please trade or sell me anything other than the LP & 7"!

The LP with my thumb

I think I love Tiger Trap so much because of the pace and energy of the pop they played. On our record in the station, spare wrote that they were the first American band that got what Heavenly was doing, which I completely agree with. They sped up indie pop, verging on a pop punk sound sometimes. Rose Melberg's girly vocals along with the often childlike subjects, however, keep their sound on the pop side.

Rose continually vies with Amelia Fletcher for my favorite lady of indie pop award. After Tiger Trap parted ways, she played in Go Sailor, the Softies, Gaze, and did some solo stuff. Maybe I'll post the interview we have with her at the station, but I think whoever the guy was did a pretty lackluster job.

Anyway, fall in love with "Puzzle Pieces" and Tiger Trap like I have!

Tiger Trap- self-titled

Chugga Chugga

I feel like this blog has devolved to complete wimpyness lately, and I vowed to post something heavy soon. I have a couple coming up my sleeve, but without my computer, my being able to post them involves remembering to bring my hard drive with me when I go to the computer lab, so I've been going with some things I already have upped.

Anyway, this may up some recent levels of wimp... I didn't really know much about Chugga Chugga until Noa sent a request out over the cookiecutterYEAH email list. I stumbled upon some of their recordings and fell a little bit in love.

They were a duo (Katie & Jean) originally from Michigan who met in high school art class. They made their first CD in 2004 before they moved to the DC area (Maryland). Chugga Chugga broke up in 2006, but I think you can catch them now in Turboslut (a bit of a change of pace). It may be obvious they were in high school when they started and they may be dated by the fact that their main website was a livejournal.

Their self-titled 7" shows off their super cute pop songs. My favorite is "Xtian BFF." Pretty self-explanatory what it's about, but it always reminds me of this girl in third grade who was one of my best friends, who I didn't realize until high school that she's an Evangelical Christian.

Chugga Chugga- self-titled