Max Benson Live at PRF Auktoberfyst 2011

Max Benson performs a special solo show filled with songs about girls, beer, and booze. Max helped kick off the first day of PRF Auktoberfyst 2011 on Thursday, September 29th, 2011 at Quenchers Saloon in Chicago, IL and gave an awesome performance.

For more info on Max, please visit Max Benson on MySpace.

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LGX Live at PRF Auktoberfyst 2011

There’s still room for a lot of firsts in land of PRF BBQ’s, but being the first Rap Group has officially been crossed off the list. If you’re a fan of Snookie, David Hasselhoff, or beer, you will be right at home with the boys of LGX. They kicked off PRF Auktoberfyst 2011 on Thursday, September 29th, 2011 at Quenchers Saloon in Chicago, IL.

For more info on the band, please visit LGX on Bandcamp.

MP3 Downloads

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Meat Stop by Gabizo

Behold GABIZO! Straight out of Wales, Gabizo rocks the internet like it was a 1987 American basement. Their debut album is a collection of songs with tight hooks, buzzy guitars and bass, and inspired vocals.

The grungy “American Generic Superhero” is one of my favorite tunes (of course along with the so far unreleased “Sports Captain”). Thrashy songs like “mantais annheg” and “someone stole my bike seat” will make you want to break your skateboard out and grind on your desk. It’s a great romp through punk rock as seen through the eyes of a Welshman.

Meat Stop by Gabizo is available in digital download for $5 from their bandcamp page.

Stripwax: Victory and Associates, Track By Track

This article was originally posted on Jeff’s Stripwax weekly blog at Third Coast Digest. Reprinted with permission.

This week, Jeff heads out to Los Angeles to talk up Victory And Associates shiny new elpee These Things Are Facts with two of his favorite little characters, Spike and Blondie.

Victory and Associates’ These Things Are Facts is now available on 180 Gram Colored Vinyl ($15), Compact Disc ($8), and Digital Download ($5) from their bandcamp page. Both physical products come with a digital download of the album.

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Countermeasures by Light Coma

Countermeasures is the first release from Chicago’s Light Coma, recorded by Greg Norman at Studio Greg Studios II. The music is honest, beautiful, and full of buzzy goodness. Brian Orchard’s vocals soar above his fuzzy guitar singing heartfelt lyrics to a tight rhythm section comprised of Ryan Rezvani’s bass, and Jim MacGregor’s drums.

I believe I have seen them every time they have played live, and this album captures them perfectly, starting with it’s slow build on Another Year, through the uptempo rockers New Fi Nam, Remake, and Call The Doctor. This is Gonna Break Your Heart will. This is the Breakdown and Come On are awesome drudge-y rockers which leads us to the farewell, 20 Hours and 2, which, yes, is also going to break your heart.

This album is 8 songs of greatness. Since it’s release last week I have a hard time not listening to it on repeat. Countermeasures is available in digital download ($5) and a limited edition run of 200 hand printed compact disc packages printed at the Bird Machine and assembled by Rohner Press.