Category Archives: Underground Music

The Machete Demos

When I moved to South Florida in the late 90s, I was moving from a surprisingly thriving music scene (at that time) in Morgantown, WV, and when I got to Miami, I was hoping I’d get involved in another music scene as vibrant as Morgantown’s.

I was still a very young man at that time, at only 20 years old. I cut my teeth early in the bands Lincoln and Kukim, and before moving south I already had toured twice, played amazing shows, opened for likes of The Jesus Lizard, Archers of Loaf, Rites Of Spring, Brainiac, and several other legendary bands. The bar was set very high for me at that time.

When I first arrived in Florida I was seeing a lot of bands, but quite honestly a lot of them seemed like a joke to me at the time, amateur, dated sounding, and just not very skilled. All that changed quickly though when I saw some band perform at Churchill’s Pub one night at probably 2 am or so.

They were an odd looking bunch of kids, a drummer who looked a bit out of place, like maybe he was in the wrong band, and had accidentally wondered in from the sports bar down the street, a hip looking bassist with horn rimmed glasses, a guitar player with a mullet, a huge Gibson Explorer knock off guitar and a 5150 amp well… more
released January 13, 2020

Justin Gracer – guitar, vocals, drums, bass
Cynthia Trullinger – backing vocals on “Go Tell It On The Mountain” (originally by Verses)

7 albums you should buy on Bandcamp right now!

Want to make the world a better place? Want to know something you can do to truly make a difference? Support independent music by buying 1 or all 7 of these albums on Bandcamp RIGHT NOW! How does this help the world? Well sharing fox news or msnbc to your facebook timeline doesn’t help anything but ad revenue of corporate fuck knobs. These are some great albums made by some great REAL people who would love to have you support them. Plus you’ll get 7 of the best albums you’ve heard in ages.

  1. Auterkeia EP by Auterkeia – Pseudonym of the extremely talented musician Jeremy Powell, this EP combines experimental electronics with world rhythms, and Jeremy’s amazing woodwind abilities, slickly produced in a heady package.

2. Somnium by Wayne Rowand – This is the deepest of deep space ambient. Put your head in a satellite exploring the unknown depths of space and time. Absolutely amazing stuff.

3. casing the sill by fulkramick – to try to explain fulkramick’s sound is not an easy task. It’s experimental. It’s trippy. It’s mathy. It’s fucking awesome, so buy this!

4. MÚSICAROBADA by Martin Lambert – Fusion… glorious dark fusion at its finest! Think Bitches Brew meets Tortoise. You absolutely cannot go wrong with that combination.

5.  Morning Day by FOLK9 – Thai tropical indie psych-pop. That pretty much says it all. It’s really really good, get it!

6. Cyberspace Database by Fornax Void – Retro tech ambient 16 bit FM synthesis lo-fi virtual memory installations for cyborg transformations.

7. Espiral by Armisticio – romantic, nostalgic, lush, beautiful synthpop made in Chile that fills your heart with good vibes.

So stop bitching and saying there’s no good new music. Here’s some great new music and it’s all laid out here for you to go get! Stop streaming the same old Hall and Oats from Spotify and support some real musicians you cheap fucks!

Surfer Blood Guitarist Thomas Fekete Begins Pledge Campaign To Cover Medical Costs

Surfer Blood guitarist Thomas Fekete has started a pledge campaign in order to cover medical costs.

Several months ago, Fekete had major surgery to remove a tumour from his abdomen. Unfortunately, doctors informed him a few days ago that the cancer had spread to his spine and was making its way to his lungs. As his wife has left work to help with his treatment and insurance will only cover a portion of the costs, Fekete has set up a GoFundMe page. You can donate here.


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Welcome Beauty Sounds may by my favorite obscure bandcamp label. These weirdos down under sure put together some awesome mind bending stuff.

I think this one is probably my favorite release of theirs yet! Name your price download.

Geeky Gigs LP now available!

I’ve compiled all the songs from my geeky gigs video series on youtube and made them available as a full length LP download!

There’s also 3 additional bonus tracks not heard in the Geeky Gigs video series. Get it directly from Bandcamp or on Google Play.