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July 2015

Do some stretches, because Nashville-based Overwatcher are bringing the melodic hardcore madness, and some soft moshing is imminent.

Although a relatively new band, the guys have come out swinging with red-blooded live shows and a victory in our Band of the Month competition. The release of their debut EP "Metaphysics" will undoubtedly add fuel to their face-melting fire.
With the ample sound you'd expect from a six-piece, the guys are bringing a new vitality to the melocore scene. "Metaphysics" features the melodic exploration and merciless pulse of predecessors like Touche Amore, mewithoutyou and Defeater, with the brutal lyrical honesty and self-awareness of post-grad punk kids.
Overwatcher has created an engaging and discerning debut EP that is just as dynamic (if not more so) live. During their most recent performance at The East Room, lead vocalist Alex MacWilliam, performing through a head-wound he earned early in the set, filled up every ounce of space he could get his hands on. Often on tables and chairs, level with the crowd, even lying down, MacWilliam lead his crew through an intense, energetic set. Whether the audience is of five or 5,000, the performance remains wholehearted, and there is definitely something to be said for that.
Overwatcher is putting a refreshing spin on melodic hardcore, and "Metaphysics" is a testament to their musical prowess and clear passion for the genre. And, I can only assume this is just the beginning.  -Caroline Bowman

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Rare MP3s Presents: Hudson Mohawke, The-Dream, Swizzymack, Diamond Kuts & Noah Breakfast at the TLA Nov. 17

Rare MP3s, a record label, production, mixing and mastering collective, started by Noah Beresin, a.k.a. Noah Breakfast/formerly Xaphoon Jones of Chiddy Bang, and Ryan Schwabe, have been consistently releasing rad new tracks for months now. And tonight, they'll be providing us with a stacked bill at the TLA. Head co-conspirator Noah Breakfast will be kicking things off, and setting the tone for the evening of grooves and beats. You'll also find homies Diamond Kuts and Swizzymack helping to warm things up before the one-two combination of genre-defying sound sculptor Hudson Mohawke and Grammy-winning R&B artist/producer The-Dream. So what if it's a Tuesday - fuel up with some tacos and work it off on South St.! Theatre of Living Arts, 334 South St., 7:30pm, $20, All Ages - H.M. Kauffman


New Music Video: "Sweet Lies" - The Jordyn Show

Jordyn Kramer, a.k.a. The Jordyn Show, gets a little needy and psycho in her new music video for the single "Sweet Lies." However, with Kramer's sultry vocals, down-to-get-down beats, and I-could-kill-you-or-make-you-cum-really-hard glances, we're willing to take that chance on a future restraining order. Jordyn, FaceTime us - ok? ;-)


Ween Reuniting!

Goods news - beloved local area alt rockers Ween are reuniting! They just anounced that they have booked a couple of shows on February 12 & 13 (President's Day Weekend) at 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, CO. Single-day tickets and two-day passes will be available. An online two-day ticket request period is currently happening now HERE, and will go on until this Wednesday, November 18 at 3pm MT. General public tickets go on sale Friday, November 20 at 10am MT HERE. We're not sure if there are any plans for future shows and recordings, but this is certainly a good sign for Ween fans. Good luck!


Krust Toons: "HoboCop The Game" by Teddy Hazard

Krust Toons: "HoboCop The Game" by Teddy Hazard - please feel free to drop him a line at teddandthehazards@gmail.com if you dig or have any funny ideas. You can also check out more of his illustrations and animation shorts HERE.


Taiwan Housing Project Opening for U.S. Girls at JB's Nov. 16

The beginning of the week can feel like a zombie-like sleepwalking state as residual vibes persist but seemingly fit nowhere. However, Johnny Brenda’s will provide the fitting space this evening when Taiwan Housing Project rips right to the emotive center. With an ambushing noise-punk aesthetic, the band’s unrelenting sound naturally gathers momentum, vocally offering a dichotomy of commanding leadership, while also exhibiting a closer personal edge, using a heavy stampede of noise to shake the surroundings into submission. Escape-ISM, the latest project from Ian Svenonius (Chain & the Gang, The Make-Up, Weird War), catches you in a web of simplistic adhesion - parts raw buzzing rock with underlying pop nostalgia. In support of their new record, Half Free, former Philly native Meghan Remy and her project U.S. Girls headline. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $12, 21+ - Michael Colavita




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