Tuesday, September 18, 2012

EOTO Interview

EOTO will make it back to St. Louis for the second time this year on at 2720 Cherokee on Saturday the 22nd at 8pm.


I had the privilege of interviewing Jason Hann, the percussionist.  You can listen to that interview above.

This show will have EOTO's Lotus sculpture that they preform in.  A video DJ will project images on the sculpture to suit the mood of the performance.  It's going to be the coolest thing you've ever seen.

Smashed Up Mashups!

The Pixies mixed with Justice, The Police mixed with The Beatles, and Kiss mixed with Buddy Guy....that's the kind of craziness this show is about. Mashup artists are about making things that should not fit mix like Eggos and peanut butter.

Gimme the Mermaid - Negativland

Du Hast Sandstrum - DJ Schmolli
Around the Music - (Daft Punk/Madonna)
Ghosts over Baghdad - Deadmau5+Outkast - DJ Elpsis

Further Shit - DJ Schmolli
Disposable War Pigs - Celldweller
Whole Lotta sex machine

The One I Love Is Gone - DJ Robin
Knife Party vs Bingo Players vs Basement Jaxx - Rattle Head Frie
The Bloody Beetroots ft. Steve Aoki - WARP

The Beatles vs Joan Jett vs Cypress Hill vs House of Pain vs RATM - Mash Together - Mashup by FAROFF
Woody Guthrie & Stickypod vs Scott Walker - Blazin Fascists (Matt Haze & U9Lift Pullup).mp3
Easter Egg - We Are Friends

Hot Pink Delorean - Freak Night
Livin The Dream (Im On A Float) - Super Mash Bros
The Hood Internet: Girls Just wanna fix up

C2C - DMC DJ team World Champions 2005 set @C2Cdjs (Album Now Available)

Madeon - Pop Culture (live mashup)
What It's All About

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Burning Man 2012 Afterglow Part 1

Some festivals are so astonishing and life changing that they develop lore and myths. One such festival is Burning Man. The 26th Burning Man developed art and music around the theme of Fertility 2.0. PPR will go over the art, music, and happenings of Burning Man in this afterglow special!

 The theme of Burning Man 2012 is Fertility 2.0.  Many occupants of Black Rock City have taken this to mean sexuality by putting together things like pleasure domes and workshops on kinky and naughty subjects.  However, many denizins of Black Rock have taken a different meaning.  The fertility of ideas and the ability of the artist to create.  In addition to getting it on, the Fertility theme is about creating a fertile environment for ideas.

 Burner and writer Jay Machaelson wrote an interesting article on the misconceptions of burning man.  His article starts with ""Really?" the guy at the Alamo Rental Car place said, when I'd told him about Burning Man. "I heard it was just a lot of naked people running around on drugs.""

I would venture to guess that you either currently believe or once believed that Burning Man is about naked people and drugs.  Machaelson would disagree with you.

He finds that "The truth, though, is that Burning Man is an ideal place for self-reflection and self-transformation, whether substance-aided or not, and as someone who's just gotten back from his 8th Burn, Lambert's revelation didn't surprise me a bit. Friends of mine have changed their names, their professions, and their entire lives at Burning Man. And not because they were stoned or tripping, but because Black Rock City -- the temporary city (built and erased within a month) where the event goes on every year, the week before Labor Day -- has a tendency to expand horizons, reveal possibilities, and question the assumptions most of us make about how we're supposed to live our lives."

Black Rock City - Davi
Lion Heart - The Human Experience
Overland - Jef Stott

Trinity - DubVirus feat. DJEDI and Lux Moderna
Whistle While You Work - Mr. Jennings
For Those Who Like to Get Down - Marques Wyatt

If I every Lose My Faith - Scumfrog
Robert Palmer Addicted to Love vs Tekknosurferz Natashas Song - SKIBIDIBOW (poTEHtomash)
Woody Guthrie & Stickypod vs Scott Walker - Blazin Fascists (Matt Haze & U9lift Pullup)

 Addict for you - WiLDKATS
Disco Gnome - Thugfucker
Saudade - Shaun Reeves & Guti

Monday, September 10, 2012

Halloween Party With The Freemasons

From early house to modern dubstep, electronic dance music (EDM) has always found its home among abandoned, vacant, and mysterious places. It's fitting that this year's Booty Halloween EDM festival is held in Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Cathedral. However, the conspiracies a foot have not effected the festival's lineup. Headlining is The Crystal Method whose members have not been active recently, but were a big part of any techno or trance in many video games and movies in the late nineties and early thousands. Figure, a rising star in the EDM scene, promises "twists and turns through an intergalactic electro war armed with robots and missile drop laser synths". The 9th incarnation of Booty Halloween offers 10 EDM acts, 3 stages, and a costume contest for the theme "Lets Get Weird" with a large cash prize. Make sure to suit up and drive to the land of the Freemasons on October 20th.


The Crystal Method
Shawn Harvick v.s Miss J
David Fields v.s Beau LeMaster
Dj Excell
Stan Doublin  
Jon Gotti

VIP Stage

Andy B
Serious Lee
Justin Geiler

Friday, September 7, 2012

Skank and Mosh on the same night?

There seems to be a consistent rip in the time-space continuum at the Firebird where the nineties leak out from time to time. On the third Wednesday of September ska and hardcore will make it out as Less Than Jake and A Wilhelm Scream take the stage. Less Than Jake took a break for a year but have been putting out EPs and rocking concerts like Warped Tour since last year. They are scheduled to release an album in October, so it's likely you will hear some new ska awesomeness from these old ska heavies. A Wilhelm Scream hails from the lighter side of hardcore and has been supporting Comeback Kid while recording a new album. You can expect new material from them too. The Firebird will be hosting skanking and moshing on the night of the 19th at 8pm.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Gypsy Punk Rendezvous


Welcome back to PPR!

If your summer was anything like mine you didn't stay in one place for very long. Hopefully you explored the wild places of this world and grew in that vast expanse.

Such wonders of the world wild will find great joy from the raw sounds of acoustic guitars, fiddles, the upright bass, and accordion. Let songs from the Gypsy's raw experience soothe your aching soul.

Minor Swing - Django Reinhardt

Start Wearing Purple - Gogol Bordello
Jolly Tinker - Boiled in Lead
More is Less - C-Mon and Kypski

Off With Their Little Heads! - Motherhead Bug
Kings of Vibration - Diegos Umbrella
The Valley Town - Elliot Brood

Three-Cord Circus - Mischief Brew
God Is Busy, May I Help You - Kultur Shock
Take it, Take it - Mad Juana

Hallowed by Thy Name - Guignol and Mischief Brew
Part of the Glory - Balkan Beat Box
Disco Disco Partizani - Shantel

We Nuh Rump - The Rootsman
Dear Molly - The Zydepunks
Train Across Ukraine - Golem
Off The Books - Mischief Brew and Guignol

Honey in the Hair - Blackbird Raum
Three Legged Dog - Firewater
Gypsy Part of Town - J.U.F
Waitin on You - Hoseff