Sunday, September 4, 2011
Cicatriz' Six Pack – September - featuring Obi Wan Kanblo Mi, Chris Benoit, Deathrats, and Raging Boner
Hello Waveriders!! Beginning this month I will be trying something a little different. Recently, I have spent my fair amount of time discovering new FREE music on www.bandcamp.com . I feel the need to tell the world about some of the awesome lesser known bands from around the world. I will be doing six bands each month. This new monthly writeup will be entitled "Cicatriz' Six Pack", enjoy.
Ahh September. Normally this would be that time of year where it becomes a little less hot outside but no, I live in Texas. Let me tell you, it's still hot as fuck outside. Tell me why it's 9pm and still 100 degrees outside? Why damn it, why!?!?!? Enough about the weather let's crack this Six Pack open.
Obi-wan Kanblo Mi is a ska-punk band with thrash tendencies based out of Springfield, Illinois. These guys are awesome. My two favorite tracks on this album are "Razor's Dead Crew" and "Sock Hop Mosh". On "Razor's Dead Crew" you can really here the thrash influence from the double bass in the drums. "Sock Hop Mosh" has the feel that you are at a punk rock sock hop. This song sounds like how a proper ska sound should sound. Hooky lyrics and an awesome horn section. Obi-Wan Kanblo Mi lyrically are really positive. Lot's of anti-hate, anti-racist, anti-gay lyrics, which I think is awesome. In a time where everyone is focused on hating people these guys go the other way with it.
Obi-Wan Kanblo Mi goes good with: The Specials, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Fishbone, Reel Big Fish, Mariachi El Bronx, The Bouncing Souls
Get this album here: http://obiwankbm.bandcamp.com/album/episode-v-the-empire-smokes-crack
Check out this band: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Obi-Wan-Kanblo-Mi/234374664496
Chris Benoit goes good with: Weekend Nachos, Retox, Harm's Way, Assuck, Charles Bronson, His Hero Is Gone, Nasum
Get this album here: http://chrisbenoit.bandcamp.com/
Deathrats goes good with; Retox, Nausea, Amebix, Regan Youth, Choking Victim, Discharge, Man Is The Bastard, His Hero Is Gone
Get this album here: http://tolivealie.bandcamp.com/album/deathrats-s-t-7
Check out this band: http://deathratsdc.blogspot.com/
Normally I would write about six different bands but with this month being the inaugural Cicatriz' Six Pack I'm giving the last three to the boys in Raging Boner. The guys are from my hometown city of Fort Worth, Texas and just recently won the award for Best "Hardcore" band in the 2011 Fort Worth Weekly Awards. Congrats dudes!
Get the album here: http://ragingboner.bandcamp.com/album/all-boner-all-the-time
Get this album here: http://ragingboner.bandcamp.com/album/vultures-of-death-e-p
Get this album here: http://ragingboner.bandcamp.com/album/nation-in-shit
Check out this band: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Raging-Boner/173997485958519?sk=info
Raging Boner goes good with: D.R.I., Black Flag, Bad Brains, Negative Approach, Aus Rotten
Pick up these albums!! Did I mention they are free? You have no choice but to get 'em!