KITSCHY FEST VI!!!
A benefit for the Rape Crisis-Center of Dane County
at the Art-In. 1444 E. Washington Ave.
DOORS AT 6pm
MUSIC AT 7
COOL BUILDING (Madison, WI)
SIN BAD (Milwaukee, WI)
LONELY TRAILER (Champaign-Urbana, IL)
WET WALLET (Chicago, IL)
GENDER CONFETTI!!! (Madison, WI)
JOUST (Minneapolis, MN)
STATIC EYES (Milwaukee, WI)
NO QUESTION (Madison, WI)
Raffle prizes from local artists/businesses benefiting the RCC.
MUSIC BETWIXT BANDS BY DJ DONUT
Butt portraits from R.A.D. Illustrations
MARCH 11 – THE OFFICIAL NEXT DAY RECONVENE
Mickey’s Tavern FREE @ 10 pm.
Dumb Vision (Madison, WI)
TOM GRRRL (Madison, WI)
IRON PIZZA (Milwaukee, WI)
Soup Moat (Milwaukee, WI)
The Static Eyes and Wood Chickens 7″s are out now and available! Just in time for a torrent of music videos to cascade down your viewscreen!
Wood Chickens – “Skunk Ape”
Click to visit the premier at Heartbreaking Bravery: Wood Chickens – Skunk Ape (Music Video Premiere)
Static Eyes – “The Thaw”
Coordinated Suicides – “Marnie”
Also, this past weekend, we had a blast at Kitsch-as-Kitsch-can V. All the bands ruled and we made $950 for the Rape Crisis Center. Thanks, everyone.
First off, I made a new, hopefully easier to use store found here : http://kitschymanitou.bigcartel.com/
Secondly, Coordinated Suicides “False Pleasure” 7″s are HERE! Order above!
Next! The test presses for Static Eyes “The Thaw” 7″s have been approved! 3 rippin’ gems recorded by Amos Pitsch by Milwaukee’s garage punk vets are on the way, STAY TUNED.
ALSO! The test presses for Wood Chickens “Skunk Ape” 7″ have ALSO been approved! These 3 country fried punk tunes recorded by Bobby Hussy are sure to make you smile. SOON!
AND FURTHERMORE, I found a few long lost copies of Green Kid’s double EP cassette from when I moved…. THEY ARE BACK IN THE NEW WEBSTORE!
AND LASTLY. Brooklyn New York’s Law$uits hooked me up with a few copies of the cassette version of their new “Mature Moods” album. Check it out, for fans of Swell Maps, Marsh Hens, I don’t even know… it’s good.
Our next 7″ release is being announced! WOOD CHICKENS – SKUNK APE will be a 3 song vinyl single. Skunk Ape will be on their debut vinyl LP that will be out on Big Neck Records in the near future, but this supporting single will be backed with two 7″-exclusive tracks! The Wood Chickens have been touring the Midwest and beyond almost non-stop since we released their split cassette and this record reflects that and their current lineup–they are road tight, and ho-in’ down at turbo speeds, like Hank Hill’s riding lawnmower on nitro-boosters. Recorded by Bobby Hussy. COMING SOON!!!
Oops, I did something and changed the site on accident…. actually… I kinda like it… I guess it’ll stay. That’ll do, pig.
This weekend ZEBRAS (along with TENEMENT, The Hussy, American Dead, and The Moguls) packed the Majestic for an all Wisconsin (and nearly all local Madison) Isthmus Punk Fest and we had on hand, for the first time, the cassette version of Zebras’ newest album, “The City of Sun.”
photo by Jen Loberg
YOU CAN NOW ORDER THIS BEAUTIFUL CASSETTE OF THRASH METAL PUNK NOISE POWER AT THE KITSCH STORE. For fans of Slayer, Today is the Day, Ministry, Child Bite, Oozing Wound, etc….
BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE.
TELL EM WHAT THEY’VE WON, KITSCHY…
The Zebras were kind enough to open the vaults of their Secret Records and give me the very few remaining cassette copies of their 2012 self-titled full length. For a low price you can have BOTH tapes to load your deck with some prime-Wisconsin punk/metal.
The tape run for “The City of Sun” is limited to 100. And that’s what we had BEFORE the release show… And there’s just a handful of the self-titled tapes left soooooooo………………….> web-store is here.
(bear not included).
I am elated to announce the next cassette release on kitschy manitou…
ZEBRAS – THE CITY OF SUN
For those of you who don’t already know, Zebras are a Madison-Milwaukee based three piece thrash cult/family band. The City of Sun was released earlier this year on their own house label, Secret Records, but we have the distinct pleasure of putting it out on the format that metal lives and dies on — audio cassette.
This Wisconsin favorite has been slowly spiraling into the depths of metal for years, and its been well documented over the course of three 12″ releases. Starting as a weirdo art-spazz wave punk band, things got heavier and thrashier with the conscription of drum phenom, Shane Hochstetler, of Call Me Lightning and HOWL STREET fame. It all seemed fun and games at the time. As metal as the album gets, Vincent Presley’s love of Ministry-esque industrial and Lacey Smith’s dark synth bass lines and textures create an undercurrent that sets the band apart from genre-clutching tag-mongers. Call them whatever you want, it won’t save you or your sanity from the tortured descent into the deep/dank recesses of your of mind; carving and retching out every drop of wiener kid left in your pathetic mortal shell with savage geometry, hurled from unholy electric mechanisms, bound and beaten with skin-stretched traps, and seared clean with agonizing hellfire and spittle… until you are delivered, reborn at the gates of THE CITY OF SUN.