Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Flamtastic! --- Heavy Medical LIVE on The Castle --- TOMORROW NIGHT!

I've realized all too late that doing a radio show for no compensation whatsoever just happens to be what I do best. Sorry, world. I know you had plans for me as a captain of industry, a good father, a breadwinner, someone sober. What can I say?

My Castle of Quiet radio charges ahead this week with live guests Heavy Medical. Been liking these guys since I heard them first (as Nervous Sex) on a split tape with Drums Like Machine Guns on Abandon Ship. As these Philadelphians blast through our area on tour, with shows at Death by Audio (11/10) and Party Expo (or is it Silent Barn??) (11/18), and the Nyack Village Theatre (12/3), they pay a visit to The Castle in the same wide swing.

Where all of us have seen more than a few bands take the metal/punk-to-noise/experimental route, Heavy Medical have done the opposite, releasing a few enigmatic, high-caliber recordings under the name Nervous Sex, and now arriving at a sound more akin to Melvins by way of prime Lightning Bolt, or to drop an even more obscure reference, mid-80s SoCal legends Blue Daisies—without brakes, that is—saying what needs to be said in violent, catchy, two-minute bursts. You can download the combo's excellent Threats e.p. for a mere $2 at the group's bandcamp page.

Here they come, live and bloody to this week's broadcast.

Police shoot off the lock @ midnight.
HM @ 12:30 approx.
WFMU 91.1 FM (NY/NJ)
WMFU 90.1 FM (Hudson Valley) live on the Web

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