7.5.21

LAUGR 5/07/21" Havana Syndrome "not so mysterious"

 

Tonight! Live @ The Underground

New music from:
 
SUZI MOON
MARIANAS SECRET
DISHARMONY
THE ROUTES
 
We also continue our discussions on the "mysterious attacks" taking place on American government employees. Yet our focus will be these type attacks taking place on US Citizens, in the US, who ARE NOT government employees. It's being completely ignored by the media as everyone focuses on "enemies of America" while no one peeps much about civilians being targeted with these weapons on US soil or the US Government's own use of these weapons.
 
In fact, these "attacks" on "Americans" on US soil have been taking place for over a decade. Even after Congress and the Biden Administration have sworn to "get to the bottom of it", that this stuff happened to non-government employee US Citizens is ignored. Unless possibly it suits the G's narratives....
 
Tonight beginning @ Midnight east coast time on LAUGR. Live Stream @  
 
 
or choose the Live Me app @ http://www.rockfest.org
 
Studio phone lines for call-ins - 770-427-4023

6.5.21

SUZI MOON - Call The Shots

Some may remember the band L.A. Machina, they had a record out on Alternative Tentacles a while back.  I remember seein' one sheets for it online but don't think I ever heard the band.

Suzi Moon was in that band and is now releasing her first solo EP via Pirate Press Records.  It's tough, a bit dirty, and rocks! Suzi has been at this a while, developed something of a pedigree first forged along the lines of a Wendy O' Williams or an L7. The later though she's probably a bit more street punk, maybe more a Betty Blowtorch kinda thing.

I'd say she's all her own hell cat though.  She pretty much lets you know that on opener "I'm Not A Man". The attitude only grows from there with "Nuthin' To Me" following.  The devilish deal is sealed on the single "Special Place In Hell", where Suzi let's ya know you do her wrong she'll cut that ass!

Great stuff here!

http://piratespressrecords.com/

www.SuziMoon.com

Special Place In Hell - https://youtu.be/GmRV_w5JPMc

 

 



River's Edge (Original Mix) - Kev Dot Kruz, The Man Who Creates Clouds

Quality smooth Afro flavored banger. Spindly tentacles reach from the dance floor and bring you in. You'll move, a groove simple enough to pulse and shifting enough to vibe. Hear it @ https://www.traxsource.com/track/8634057/rivers-edge-original-mix

 


 

12.4.21

Una nación de sociópatas

 Had a discussion on Reddit, as many are on social media these last few years, especially with the Corona, about the cruelty that seems invasive in our basic society here in the US.

Cruelty has always been large in my nation.  It's based on individualism which has been in the fabric of the country since the first foreign settlers, to our nation as a whole going through phases of isolation to running the world.

Yet the cold hardheartedness of the individual has not ever been on display as it is today with things such as the pandemic and things such as arguments and acting out over wearing masks or opening schools, the the past almost four years of Donald Trump and the more than ever divisive political landscapes.

We are a nation of sociopaths, not as a majority, yet we have allowed mental illness, at least the cruel aspects of it as displayed in socio/psychopathy, to run amuck and over us, that non-hateful majority, for quite a while now, decades. 

I have dealt with a small group of sociopaths over a long period of time.  It is famously gone through, the decades of abuse, in Issue 70 of the Underground Sound.

 

 


Review: Herzegovina - Emergency


Salt water taffy progressed southside via Latin American ingredients. Sweet hoxboxing hoverings (In Danger) place alterna vibage rolling over a start strike reggae lick plus drone. That scattering exists throughout, giving a unique groove to the home crew (Black Cat). Frantic smatterings ensue via flashback (Rubilitte) which only relays into another blackout session (Intoxicação). Ending not much like the poppy new wavish beginning (title cut), and that's good, shows depth of character.

Much and many times here I am taken into the place that would be vaguely familiar as college radio circa '81 (Road Of Joys, among others), which is cool, sometimes retro hits the spot. Even hear a bit of Jello in there (Fleeting Celebration). Makes me wanna pogo just a bit, before I settle down for my coffee.


Contact:  Via Dirty Water - https://www.mynewsdesk.com/uk/dirty-water-records/pressreleases/brazilian-post-wave-trio-herzegovina-sound-2021-distress-signals-with-debut-lp-emergency-mandinga-records-3062419.pdf

7.4.21

Cypress Hill - Champion Sound

 Pack it in anticipation.  No disappointments here. Smooth glider stutter stepping through the streets hittin' on that wedding cake kicking ass and taking names!

LONG LIVE CYPRESS HILL!




Todd La Torre - Rejoice In The Suffering

 A few times you may hear things that feel really pro tools, but no idea if that software was deployed in making these recordings.  Overall this is a pretty strong album, if you like melodic metal that much stronger. La Torre has always been a power singer in Queensrÿche and all his bands prior, and there are no disappointments here.  If you're into riff-age from start to finish this album has a ton of it. The double white vinyl is a definite collector's item (just a heads up). 

Much is said about this being his first "solo record" but like I said he's been a presence and key member of a few bands before Queensrÿche.  In fact as I listen to this album some of it reminds me of those earlier bands, which is where I know of Todd La Torre from, he was in Queensrÿche A LONG TIME before I even realized it, probably not until The Verdict, and really not until I saw that tour and said that singer sounds and looks familiar....so it's strange to hear people refer to this as a "first solo record".

But there's definitely later day Queensrÿche all over this. Like said though, this metal is a bit more riff orientated though certainly with a similar yet varied sonic quality as to his day job stuff. Here too, I've read a few reviews which say this sounds nothing like Crimson Glory or the former mentioned band, or just in a spot or two.  Nah to me sounds just like 'em, but it is what it is another band, with the singer from those bands. Whether that is a curse or plus to you depends solely on if you hear things in perspective.

For me the album seems to have some central themes, it calls upon the deep, dark overtures in spots a bit, and touches on both the garage looseness and technical tightness giving it a unique flow from start to finish imbued with interesting textures of heavy, showcasing La Torre's vocals as well as his excellent playing skills. He does a lot of everything on this record. Most of it is his, and Craig Blackwell's playing.

This album to me DOES sound like something which has been worked on for a long time.  Rare are any songs on here which feel unfinished arrangement and playing wise.  When I found out indeed it has been in the works for a number of years, that did not surprise me because it has a simple solid quality that presents itself the length of the disc.  It took a bit of time.

It's probably good enough too, to stand the test of these times. Coming at a time when there is fertile ground and tons of new stuff arriving from people holed up finishing stuff in the studio over this past year, and running, as covid has shook the world.

Lots of good stuff too, has come out and is coming out.  You can put this in that bin.  Pretty good stuff. Score one for La Torre.

Contact:  http://www.toddlatorre.com/




23.3.21

TELEGRAM POD-CASTS & LIVE CHATS

Scheduling live chat interviews (or I can do pre-records) for the Live At Underground Records Telegram group.  These are live talk-show pod cast type interviews (no streaming video). Join the group and get in touch to schedule your live interview.  The Interviews will also be re-broadcast on the weekly Friday Night shows. Telegram LAUGR - 

https://t.me/joinchat/Cei-TFPGrqkIjndrBwNqsA

5.3.21

LIVE AT UNDERGROUND RECORDS 3/5/21

 

TONIGHT, LIVE ON THE UNDERGROUND:

New Releases from:

KING CHIEFS
SWAMP LIZARD
HIBACHI
COUSIN ED
THE LUXURIOUS FAUX FIRS
FANTASTIC LARRY
MARQUISE FAIR
GYPSY LANDSCAPER
CARRAMELLO
FLAMING WREKAGE
Lil FREAKY

Tonight's Playlist Classics:

MEDICINE MAN - TONGUE & GROOVE
Playmates Of The Year
Rae Ven Rae
Retribution
Spellcaster

Beginning @ midnight, the witching hour @ http://www.rockfest.org
(click Live.Me for Live Stream). Studio Hotline: 770-427-4023





28.2.21

CHICKEN SNAKE : SHAPESHIFTER

 


Every so often you get a release that transcends any genre specific keywords, removes any clarity as to specific values or trends, and just delivers a strong set of performances typical of a higher set of vibes, a noted well-strum of achievement. The killer. Like that first wiff of the sativa, the damp intriguing scent of the earth paired with some cosmic virtue that emerges as the squash blooms then matures in the springtime, calling the mists of ghostly apparitions, the songs of your ancestors, visiting for another storied hoedown. You open the doors to your mind to the engulfment of the specter.  You greet the Shapeshifter, with a smile.  'Cause you know it's gonna be good.

So by the time you get to the tattlin' Preacher Man, you have already traveled those gravel back roads, stopping at the roadhouse on edge of the boondocks, title cutter blaring wide open. Building on that which follows the kick off barn burner Bring Down The Rain. At this point you just feel it in your bones, you got sumptin' special. The tickling spells of Appalachia have entwined with garage grit over layered on some semblance of the proverbial acid trip.  This much is proven on Long Time Ago, as the title fits above symbolically. You'll remember the troubles, but you can't, never, forget the pleasures.  It was and is a special time.  Always right to blow yer mind, to crank up the jams.

That's the special magic of Chicken Snake, that clever fogginess of voodoo defined as rock n roll, with a snake eye beat that puts feet on the floor; an entranced whirlwind of wicked commencement, as the festivities begin. It may be the hometown festival, a theater of the enthralled, or the wide open fields of the festival. Wherever, still, Shapeshifter is there, lurking, at times you can glimpse it, that pure greatness that comes with a knowing smile, of those who have tasted Chicken Snake when the moon is right. Cold Night For Alligators is all this, and more.

Brake bucking on Don't Look At Me, or playful spirituals on Devil Moon, what counts is the rhythm of the roundabout, the bleeding heart of the skally wag. Draggin' a leg or pitchin forward like a pressure pill overdose, or you can if you want, just sit back and observe.  However it is much more fun if you get up and participate. Folks won't mind, you're just another who have experienced it, that, thing, that mystery, that incredible folk music of the soul that takes you, compels you, commands you....

That is the essence of Shapeshifter. And in the end, that's all that counts. That you have finally found it, heard it, seen it, embraced that ride. #1 With A Bullet, for a lifetime baby.

All the hail the mighty Chicken Snake!


https://www.mynewsdesk.com/uk/dirty-water-records/pressreleases/chicken-snake-southern-voodoo-psych-blues-supergroup-exercise-irresistible-demons-w-slash-lp-shapeshifter-3067496.pdf



26.2.21

2/26/21 - Unfiltered, Silencer

TONIGHT ON LAUGR:

new albums from -
 
Silencer
Peggaddo
Unfiltered 

plus:
 
Sire
The Guests
Sexy Tiger
Chicken Snake
Mint Condition
Free Hell
Shadows
The Jensens
Psalm Reader
 
Beginning @ Midnight, the Witching Hour @
https://www.liveme.com/us/m/u/1125014112464674816/index.html?live=1

Studio Phone to go LIVE ON AIR: 770-427-4023
 
Join The LAUGR Telegram for the new 21st century A&R Ticker:

19.2.21

LAUGR T'NITE 2/19/21

Tonight! Live on the Underground, new stuff from:

 
BANDICOOT
HIGH HEELED HELLCAT
THE VERSIONS
TESTIMONIAL
THE SCRIPTS
WYNCOTE
JABBERWOCKY
TROLLBOT
 
Beginning @ midnight @

https://www.liveme.com/us/m/u/1125014112464674816/index.html?live=1

Telegram:
Studio Phone - 770-427-4023

16.2.21

King Chiefs - Flying Into Void

Very solid rock album. The riffs sing loud and clear, singing in the vocals and pretty good ones at that.  Nothing overblown anyway around. You can hear the San Diego in the cuts with their laid back yet simmering tensions; that's Southern Cal for ya. Quite a times the leads rise above, and generally space is given a bargain, which does well in big beat type riff setups, stuff doesn't get too messy. The songs are strong as well on melody, which really is the added ingredient that makes the album overall.  It does get sparse in a place or two, though I'd say a full band set live would fix that up.  Standouts are title cut Flying Into Void as well as the following Buzzface. A good example of the mastery of space exists on Hidden Hills, power rock on Cut Teeth and the dangerous of complacency on Poison Eagle. Not a bad song on the record.

 Roosevelt Row Records @ https://wearechiefs.bandcamp.com/

 


 

12.2.21

LAUGR 2/12/21

On tonight's show: The rise of the three legged dog.

Featuring music from:

Lo-Fi Epic
Riser
Grenader
Maestitium
Kriegsopher
DogFace
Satisfactors
POorsiah

Classic replay: Trip 248 from February 2000

Live Phone Lines: 770-427-4023 Midnight till 3AM. @
https://www.liveme.com/us/m/u/1125014112464674816/index.html?live=1




5.2.21

RIP TERRY LARUE & RICHARD KILGORE!! (LAUGR)

 RIP IN PEACE TERRY LA'RUE, MY BROTHER IN THE BOOZEHOUNDS 2007 - 2010!

One of the best in the pocket bass players I've ever jammed with!
 
Tonight on Live At The Underground (LAUGR - pronounced lager, like the beer) we pay tribute to both TERRY LARUE & RICHARD KILGORE - two former band members died january/feb - ten years apart!
 
TONIGHT ON LAUGR:
BOOZEHOUNDS LIVE JULY 4TH 2009
 
BOOTLEGGER LIVE - LONG LIVE KILGORE
Beginning @ 9:pm @
https://www.liveme.com/us/m/u/1125014112464674816/index.html?live=1

30.1.21

THE LORDS STRIKE BACK!!

After our ground-breaking mid-week show about how The Lords criminal Organization runs your world, they strike back at The Underground!!!


Tune into a special show @ 4:20am @ https://www.liveme.com/us/m/u/1125014112464674816/index.html?live=1

To hear how THE GANGSTERS THAT RUN YOUR WORLD want to control what you hear, see, and do, in the privacy of your own home to a public chat on the internet!! TUNE INTO THE SHOW!

As an added Bonus - SOME KILLER ROCK N ROLL!!

Studio Phone Line: 770-427-4023

27.1.21

MIDDLE EAST TO AMERICA - THE LORDS CRIMINAL ORGANIZATION

TONIGHT A SPECIAL LAUGR!!!

Ever Heard of The Lords? One of the world's largest criminal organizations?

Tune in tonight @ midnight, LIVE AT THE UNDERGROUND, as we expose the gumbas of The Lords, and who their master's really are!

Helping poor Americans in time of need? NAW. These huge corporations with power to play, delay, wheel, deal and steal your money...IS PART OF WHAT IS FUCKING AMERICA, RIGHT NOW, HARD AS A MOFO!!

As they appease their foreign masters.....while your GOVERNMENT does nothing about it lest you talk about these darlings of the G, then GUESS who they REALLY come after?? YOU!!!!

HEAR THE MADDOG HOWL! Tonight, beginning @ Midnight, a special LORDS CRIMINAL ORGANIZATION special @

https://www.liveme.com/us/m/u/1125014112464674816/index.html?live=1

Phone lines will be open @ 770-427-4023

19.1.21

SINGLES REVIEWS : 2. Lil Freaky f. Future & Herion Young, AYO 215 , Venus, Win

Issue 71 - The Underground Sound

http://undergroundrecords.org /sound

 

Lil Freaky f. Future & Herion Young - 27 Birdz (Dirty)

Smooth underflow on a hard scene. Tellin & sayin', showing good timing, times and end of the lines.  Tight clips & spits, good N ease.  Always on the street, like an autobio of the scene. That symphony there in the background....


AYO 215 - BOTHER U 

Wantin' to say sumptin bout how he was done. How all that was got over, and a bit of playback. Like what the real is, not some fantasy.

 

Venus - Swipe, Delete

Storytellin' bout the bad bitch, and everything from footballers to big ballers. What you come across lookin' online. Some folks just better throwin' than others. You gotta weed through the BS.


WIN (PROD BY KENNY BEATS) 

Callin' times be done, and ones yet to come. Corkscrew filet with a piece meal bass injection. Then the bullets come via the wind, and shit gets started all over again.  Another day in a gangsta paradise.....

 

 


 

 

 

4.1.21

PR: Herzegovina - Emergency

 VIA: Chuck West, [04.01.21 06:37] @ https://t.me/joinchat/Cei-TFPGrqkIjndrBwNqsA 


REVIEWS: Brazilian art-punk trio Herzegovina drop 'potent, schizophrenic jangle' with debut LP, 'Emergency' -
Reprobate Media - Jan 03, 2021 17:04 GMT
 
Herzegovina
American Pancake 1/3/21 - https://www.americanpancake.com/2021/01/album-primer-herzegovinas-potent-jangle.html

Listening to songs like the schizophrenic jangle art-punk "Fellini's Dreams" and smashing jammer, surf punk-esque "Ego Arcade" from Brazil-based Herzegovina and I am pleasantly, ecstatically (in fact) transported to proto-punk, pre-new wave, art-punk sounds circa 1973 to 1979. Within the hills of Rio de Janeiro, Rafael Crespo (guitar/vox), Marcello Fernandes (bass) and Mario Mamede (drums) have been creating their post-punk abstracted sound since 2016.
 

As I listened to these two songs that sit smack dab in the middle of their latest album "Emergency" and the divergent mix of tracks prior and after like the jagged surreal "Black Cat" or the bottom-fed bass/guitar assault of the title track or the dark horror pop affection of "Intoxicação" (which is deliciously mind-blowing), I thought of an amalgam of so many artists I love like Television, Devo, Richard Hell and the Voidoids and even early Talking Heads.

Herzegovina will take you on a surreal journey full of dark turns and sharp edges. I am digging the ride.


https://mandingarecords.bandcamp.com/album/emergency
 
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LONG LIVE ROCK N ROLL! 

16.12.20

Survival

 Taken from conversation at:



My father did the same and his highest earning year was just a tad over 38k ( Ive got his old tax returns).  I’m disabled, denied any help by the US government, and survive on less than 12k a year, a good year is maybe 15k. The coming year I dont know if Ill even have anything income wise but somehow Ill survive if I dont freeze to death this winter. Luckily I own my house, but all utilities are up for turn off. I hear people constantly crowing that indeed wages are up, that Target is starting people at 15 dollars an hour! I live in an area of metro Atlanta where the living wage for a single person starts at 15 an hour but one county over Its 18 an hour. So when I hear people talk about families with children living on one or a combined income that does not cross 30k a year, and how if they’d just live within their means they should be able to do “fine” or even good, I really don’t know what to say. Sure there are individual types like me who live frugally on the edge of bare survival, but that is not a sustainable norm.

¥¥++++++++++++++++¥¥

and survive on less than 12k a year

How?


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I've done it most of my adult life. Food wise you learn what to buy to make due. You just don't buy new things, go out to eat and spend money on much entertainment. Granted I own my own house small and shabby that it is. If not for that, Id be in a far worse world of hurt probably homeless.

13.12.20

Some conspiracy theories are about as BS as what the scientists often tell you

 

Link to article - https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyt.2020.568942/full

 

Sure many do. My father knew someone who lost their career back in the early (or was it the mid) 60’s because dude said the CIA was experimenting with narcotics on citizens on US soil. Back then that was pure nonsensical conspiracy theory . We know better now. Same will come from the use of electromagnetic weaponry by the government on its own people happening now. PhD’s in your fields are as well too often eager to believe their own bias jumping to’s....it can be tough, I know to deal with a strange reality one says no way in hell science says nada cum yada....can not only be hard, not popular and make you look crazy, but jeopardize your life and career. In the rare instance though, are those with theories about conspiracy who don’t know honestly WTF they are talking about. They can if they’re enough of them with varying degrees of bias and ignorance, help continue or increase the harm the loonie tooners who they call conspiracy theorists cause. 

6.12.20

A ROYAL MESS

 

FYI, when you get the chance, you will want to read this NYT article. While the article deals with attacks on US government employees and their families, these weapons are in use inside the United States.  When you’d like to read about use of these weapons in the US, and a long running case of government abuse most of you have no idea goes on, nor to what depths, I have provided a link to a webzine I published a few years ago which deals, somewhat more intimately with such domestic uses of this horrible class of weaponry.  
 
The link to my webzine follows the NYTimes article and relative links provided by others. In other words, the final link at the bottom of this long blog post.  I have removed the personal information of the forwarder for their protection.

I update that webzine as more relative information becomes available.

Use of this weaponry is beyond serious. It will destroy any nation which uses such over time, and it has already destroyed the already precarious integrity of the US Government.  You will want to read my webzine on a PC, not a cellphone, as it is designed for reading on a large screen.

TW - (404) 954-2708

---------- Forwarded message ---------
(entered into evidence file #94927293, forwarded to legal counsel)


https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/05/business/economy/havana-syndrome-microwave-attack.html

Report Points to Microwave ‘Attack’ as Likely Source of Mystery Illnesses That Hit Diplomats and Spies

A government-commissioned report provides the most definitive explanation yet for “Havana syndrome,” which struck scores of American employees, first in Cuba and then in China, Russia and other countries.

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