just some shows. 12/11 - 12/13

just some shows. (12/11 – 12/13)

It seems [insert preferred religious/non-religious holiday here] has come early (late if you celebrate Hanukkah). This weekend, Krampus is delivering a hefty sack of music and joy to Orlando and its various neighborhoods. Whether you like to dance, mosh, or buy knick-knacks, everyone gets a gift this weekend. Enjoy.

FRIDAY

Yogurt Smoothness ‘Slumlord’ EP Release

Pysch fuzz two-piece Yogurt Smoothness‘ last release was 2013’s Heavy Cream. Two years later, Slumlord will explode into your ears for the first time at Stardust Video & Coffee. But the Bros. Yo aren’t going to be the only ones making your latte pulse like Jeff Goldblum’s water in Jurassic Park, fellow two-piecers, Slumberjack and The Welzeins, are sharing the stage for what’s sure to be Stardust’s loudest night in years. This show is free, so you have no excuse to not pick up the new EP, available on CD or a limited edition 10″.

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SATURDAY

1995

You may remember 1995 as the year OJ was acquitted, the year Beanie Babies turned children into craised dope-like fiends, and the year Full House ended, leaving a everlasting hole in America’s heart. But apparently, music also existed two decades ago. Enough that the good people at Will’s Pub are dedicating an entire evening to celebrating the year Kylie Jenner was born. Teen Agers and The Pauses are performing ’95 cover sets, including songs from Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins, Bjork, Green Day, Hum, Foo Fighters and many more — fingers-crossed for Alanis Morissette’s “Hand in My Pocket.” Comedian Larry Fulford will throw jokes way over the audience’s heads as he performs bits about news stories from that golden year. Expect at least a handful of party-goers to say, “If the glove does not fit, then you must acquit.” Or maybe It’ll just be me, saying it 50 or so times.

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A Very Body//Talk Christmas

A business office party on Xanx, B//T is holding their third annual Christmas party at The Milk District (dubbed The Nog District until 12/26) on Saturday. Resident DJs VSN QST and GRÜVV will be playing ultra-festive mixes in Sandwich Bar, while Orlando singer-songwriter Evan Taylor Jones and Midnight Inspector lull you into a sugar plum coma at Spacebar. The dance party gurus are collecting can goods to be donated to Orlandians in need. In exchange for two cans of quality food — don’t bring your Grandma’s cranberry substitute from 1995 — the $7 entry will be knocked down to 5.

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SUNDAY

Grandma Party Bazaar 2015

Last year’s Grandma Party Bazaar was a really busy, really lively afternoon. TVW photographer Karina Curto and I live blogged the entire event. The two of us frantically bolted around snapping pictures, absorbing vibes, and regurgitating our findings for like … five hours. That being said, Grandma Party IS AWESOME. A stew of all things local, this festival of grandmas broils together handmade gifts from a variety of Orlando’s artisans and music by the cities best acts. The pot all of it’s cooked in: the parking lot of Stardust Video & Coffee.

This year, Lavola, Summer Spiders, The Secret People, Timothy Eerie, Wet Nurse, and Polylust will all take the stage sometime between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. My hope is that Polylust will bring out a burlesque granny who sits in everyone’s lap. While perusing the abundant booths looking for a present for a loved one, be sure to stop by Hello Happy Plants, the most bazaar gardening shop you’ve never seen. They sell succulents that come in troll dolls, toilets, beer cans, chip bags, sharks and more — and the owners are just plain delightful!

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TVW Zine Release Show | The Vinyl Warhol

TVW Zine Release Show (photos)

Last Thursday was another milestone for this strange art collective. Some of Orlando’s brightest creatives shared their art at Wills Pub. Zines were snatched up and devoured, and a variety of music and spoken word filled the crowd’s ears. Thanks to everyone who performed and tabled. We’ll see you again soon. Enjoy.

If you want the lowdown on all of the bands and zines check the link.

TVW Zine Release Show | Thursday, 9/3/2015 | Will’s Pub | $5

In June we released our first zine, a compilation of photos and memories from our tour dairy with Me Chinese. This was originally intended to be a one-off. But, everyone at ZINE FEST was so encouraging, we couldn’t just stop. So with the support of a bunch of really talented Orlando artists, zine two is on the way. And after of the amazing time we had at our first show, WE ARE ANIMALS, we’ve decided to release the zine at a party with all our friends.

The Vinyl Warhol is an extension of the Orlando arts community, not just the music community, and we’re doing something a little different. We’re making a sandwich. Three bands will serve as the hearty bread, with spoken word in between slices as the pb & j in your ears. Orlando’s finest zines (ours is mediocre in comparison) will be set up like fine potato salad to feed your brain more syntax. Doors are at 8:30, music starts at 9:30 p.m. Enjoy your meal, menu below!

Huge thanks to Orlando musician/graphic artist, Cory Young, for our poster. If you see it around, steal it. 

MUSIC

The Knick-Knacks

The Knick-Knacks came to me via my friends in Pathos, Pathos at 3:30 a.m., in between my botched front flips into the band’s shared pool. The much more coordinated band members of Pathos2 praised the Melbourne-based garagesters’ live chops and catchy melodies. Coincidentally, one of their songs is called “CannonBall.”

yogurt smoothness

Almost two years ago — yes, we’ve been doing this shit that long — I wrote the twelfth post to appeared this blog, “Hometown Heroes: yogurt smoothness.” Baby writer, Matthew Weller, said, “The two create a wall of sound, punching you in the chest, demanding lunch money.” This was actually the first time I wrote about an Orlando band. Now, approximately 250 posts later, they’re playing our second show. Talk about “full circle.

adam and the plastic

I met two members of adam and the plastic at a barbecue joint on Colonial. I was talking about another project that’s in the works, and they wanted to play it. That’s still happening (wait for it, I am excited) and this is happening too. Do you like your indie rock unshaven and sounding like something fresh from The Factory? Maybe you don’t even know what that means. Maybe you think I’m insane. Listen to this:

ZINES

Tittie-Thyme

Tittie-Thyme is an exceptional group of people. Their ideology is empowerment and community, a theme that engulfs every release. Emotive personal stories, interesting how-tos, and humorous anecdotes will leave you walking away having learned something (why do I sound like a kid from Reading Rainbow?). Women are their focus. But their audience is genderless.

Is It Over Yet?

A bunch of punks got together and made Is It Over Yet?. And it’s fucking beautiful. Their zines are filled with drawings and paintings and poetry and photographs and essays, all done with authenticity and feeling. Looking through IIOY?’s releases is like strolling through a back alley art gallery. What you find is probably going to be hard to look at, but it’s going to grab ahold of you and demand something immediately.

let’s kiss

let’s kiss is a zine orchestrated by our own KARINA CURTO! She compiled a bunch of first kiss/time stories from her friends, and they’re really good reads. These are packaged along with some personal photos and artwork. I love it because it’s so Karina.

SPOKEN WORD

Spoken word will be taking place before each band, and if we have enough people who want to read, after. I was sleeping on the Orlando spoken word circuit for a while, but my eyes are now open, and I can see.

If you want to read, send me an email: matt@thevinylwarhol.com 

Here’s an unfinished list of our spoken word boys and girls:

  • Karina Suzanne
  • Young Moon
  • Troy Cunio
  • Cory Young
  • Lila Miller 
  • Emily Beth
  • Matador

Live Music: “Don’t Wake the Neighbors” EP Release Show featuring: Ricin House, yogurt smoothness, The Dull Blades, & The Vivid

Friday night was a great night for music. The Vivid celebrated the release of their first EP Don’t Wake the Neighbors with a star-studded show at Uncle Lou’s. The lineup consisted of Ricin House, yogurt smoothness, The Dull Blades, and The Vivid, all playing their own brand of garage rock. I’ve seen each band at least a half a dozen times, and consider them all to be some of Orlando’s best talent. Here is at testament of what went down on that crazy hazy night. Enjoy.

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Ricin House

Ricin House is a three piece punk DIY kind of band. Uncle Lou’s is home for Ricin House. They’ve been playing there for years, and the play-on-the-floor dive bar aesthetic works in Ricin’s favor. Seeing them play again at Lou’s reminds me of the time Iain smashed his guitar mid-set and ran out the door, in what could be the most rock n’ roll moment of my life. On stage, or rather on floor, Ricin House sounded better than ever, and the chemistry between band members is clear. Mercy plays the drums with more ferocity than anyone I’ve ever seen. She beats the holy hell out of her kit every time I see Ricin, and every wallop is technical and precise. Bassist Brian is similar. Together they build a tight rhythm section for Iain to go batshit all over. Iain’s guitar is unpredictable and wild. But, his voice is soulful, yet gritty, which made songs like “Simon” pop.

Find out more about Ricin House.

yogurt smoothness

What is there to say about yogurt smoothness that hasn’t already been said? Coming off their “Heavy Cream 2013 Tour,” these boys are still hungry for more tasty jams, and they proved that at Lou’s. Danilo said early in the set that they’re tired of playing their new songs, and because Orlando is where they cut their teeth, their old music was warmly welcomed.  During their set, I overheard The Vivid’s Brandon Kasper saying, “They sound different every time,” and that’s what yogurt smoothness do. They come out. Do their thing. And blow your mind with something new. EVERY TIME. Friday was no different.

Read my world renowned article: Hometown Heroes: Yogurt Smoothness

Find out more about yogurt smoothness.

The Dull Blades

If I were to summarize my freshman of college in one album, it would be The Dull Blades’ Less Production More Seduction. That year I probably saw The Dull Blades at least eight times. Friday however, had been over a year since I had seen the two-some of Nik Talbot and Anthony Fata blow my fucking doors off with blues rock wonderment. They came rushing back with a set of new songs from their upcoming second album (rumor has it that it’s titled Indullgence, but I didn’t say shit about that). On floor, Nik and Anthony are wonder twins of rock, with grooves so sweet you can’t help but dance. Nik’s guitar playing and voice make the ladies, and some men, swoon. Along with Anthony’s experience and power, The Dull Blades sound like a more interesting version of The Black Keys.

Find out more about The Dull Blades.

The Vivid

It’s their show, and they’ll rock if they want to. The Vivid closed out the night with some experimental garage punk. With the release of their first EP Don’t Wake the Neighbors, (review pending) The Vivid were on a high at the show. Their opener was “Riser,” the first single from DWTN. The song is a perfect description of the band, starting off with a reverb doused extended intro of shoegaze bliss, then coming down with a heavy riff, before settling into the chorus’ groove. As their set progressed, The Vivid played DWTN in its entirety, showcasing their different musical styles. I’ll talk more about DWTN in my full review, so stay tuned for that. Having been at almost every show The Vivid has played, I’ve seen them grow as a band. The harmonies between Cory Young and Brandon Kasper were tighter than ever, and with an ever-expanding arsenal of songs, the future for The Vivid looks very bright.

Find out more about The Vivid.

Hometown Heroes: Yogurt Smoothness

Today, we’re getting smooth. Or should I say heavy? No matter how you say it, all you have to do is listen, and you will know that experimental rock duo Yogurt Smoothness is awesome. This one hits close to home, because Yogurt Smoothness are an Orlando band, and I’ve been them for a while. They’re new EP Heavy Cream just came out, and now the duo is hitting the road to promote it. Enjoy.

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Keepin’ it smooth

I got to see Yogurt Smoothness kick off their “Heavy Cream 2013 Tour,” Thursday night at local bar/venue, Will’s Pub, located on Mills Avenue. Joining them were: Portals, Tyler NO, and Join Hands. Unfortunately, I had to leave halfway through Yogurt Smoothness’ set, morning classes suck, but I’d seen the band a few times before. Yogurt Smoothness has been around since 2006, they cut their chops right here in Orlando, and consistently put on a great show. Brian Stabile (drums/vocals) and Danilo Krkljus (guitar/vocals) connect on stage, and when they get in a groove, they are easily one of the top Orlando bands. Both are excellent musicians, Brain pounds away like a tribal warrior on his extravagant drum set, and Danilo uses a Frankenstein’s Monster set up, equipped with both a bass amp and a regular guitar amp, that will make your ears bleed. The two create a wall of sound, punching you in the chest, demanding lunch money.

Heavy Cream is the band’s third EP, follow-up to 2011’s Live Forever. Lead single, “Glazed” is a mid-tempo stroll through the park on acid. The guitar is friendly, but when the fuzzed vocals come in, things don’t seem so innocent anymore.

“Heavy Cream 2013 Tour” Dates:

  • Oct 3: Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub w/ Portals, Caribou King, Grey Market
  • Oct 4: Gainesville, @ Mars w/ 8Track Automatic
  • Oct 5: Atlanta, GA @ House Show tba w/ pillage and plunder, slambo
  • Oct 6: Clarksville, TN @ The Coup w/ Vela Ceras
  • Oct 7: Asheville, NC @ The Apothecary w/ TEAM, Church Jerks
  • Oct 8: Raleigh, NC @ Slims Downtown w/ Bird Step
  • Oct 9: Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar w/ tba
  • Oct 10: Brooklyn, NY @ The Flat w/ lost coves, goodnight darlings
  • Oct 11: Boston, MA @ Roggies w/ the scimitar (ex black piramid)
  • Oct 12: TBA
  • Oct 13: Hartford, CT @ house show tba w/ stone titan
  • Oct 14: TBA
  • Oct 15: Providence, RI @Dusk w/ tba
  • Oct 16: NJ @ house show w/ Space Drugs
  • Oct 17: New London, CT @ el n gee club w/ tba
  • Oct 18: Brooklyn, NY @ Close Encounters
  • Oct 19: Atlantic City, NJ @ The Boneyard
  • Oct 20: TBA
  • Oct 21: TBA
  • Oct 22: Columbus, OH @ Tree Bar w/ pegasister
  • Oct 23: TBA
  • Oct 24: Athens, GA @ The MAX
  • Oct 25: Saint Augustine, FL @ Panama Hatties w/ artilect, the groynoodle
  • Oct 26: Orlando, FL @ Uncle Lous w/ Holly Hunt

Preview all of Heavy Cream.