2011 has seen THEE OH SEES bringing us their masterpiece ‘Carrion Crawler / The Dream’, think Syd Barrett playing guitar in the Butthole Surfers doing 1960′s garage punk rock songs….The Saviours of rock music?? Quite possibly….
Monthly Archives: December 2011
Thee Oh Sees – Carrion Crawler / The Dream
Thee Oh Sees are a band from San Francisco, Orange County (OC’s…), California, USA. Beginning as an outlet for John Dwyer of Pink & Brown and Coach Whips. After numerous releases and intense live shows Thee Oh Sees release their masterpiece. Carrion Crawler / The Dream started out as two EP’s before being released together on one album. These are long, sprawling, relentless psych-garage-rock rave-ups, that bring to mind Syd Barrett’s Pink Floyd guitar-lines, Butthole Surfers and primal rock.
Thee Oh Sees are, proclaims my friend, THE SAVIOURS OF ROCK MUSIC. So don’t miss out….
Manchester’s crazy psychonauts GNOD play a rare Liverpool show on Wednesday 21st December as party of Behind The Wall of Sleep’s Anti-Christmas party. Support comes from prog wizards Gigantes and noise kings Spitting Cobra…
Some cities have wonderful pop music histories, some might be lucky enough to enjoy successful periods in the future, but few can confidently say, they have both. Liverpool is one of a select bunch of cities that can.
Like London, New York, Chicago, Detroit and Los Angeles, it can accurately claim to have changed the complexion of modern music.
Now, a new prize, the GIT Award (an acronym of Getintothis in case you were wondering!), is about to recognise the best of the future crop of Liverpool bands who may go on to do what Scousers have been doing for more than half a century – changing the course of history.
As award-winning writer and Word Magazine associate editor Paul Du Noyer, author of the peerless history of the city’s pop music culture, Liverpool Wondrous Place, says, ‘Music is not just the heritage but the heartbeat of Liverpool.‘
But, it’s not just about rock and roll and the guitar bands the city has mostly been famed for, the GIT Award will celebrate Liverpool’s current rich musical diversity.
From the thriving hip hop scene to its electronica artists, from its long-established country and roots community to punk, folk and metal, the GIT Award is open to all.
Peter Guy, Liverpool ECHO journalist and editor of Getintothis, says, ‘Think of it as the Scouse Mercury Prize – but, the only criteria being that it has a clear connection with Liverpool; ie: the record was made, produced or recorded by Liverpudlians.
‘Unlike the Mercurys, there will be a transparent judging panel and as many grass roots musicians won’t record a full album during the course of a year, we’re asking for four tracks be submitted to be eligible for entry – think of it as an old school four-track EP.‘
Du Noyer added: ‘I love the idea of an award to celebrate the musicians who are actively creating new music today – these are the very artists who will enrich the city’s future.‘