show recap: palms (september 29, 2014)

photo credit: weworemasks

Does anyone ever wonder how thin Chino Moreno truly spreads himself when it comes to making music? In the last three years, he’s released a new Deftones album (Koi No Yokan), joined forces with Far and Chuck Doom for ††† (Crosses), reunited with Zach Hill for a new Team Sleep outing, and of course, collaborated with former legendary post-metal outfit ISIS on Palms, whose debut LP dropped last year. Being the Moreno diehard that I am, I couldn’t miss Palms’ first visit to Houston, despite it being quite a ways outside of Houston at Clear Lake’s Scout Bar.

Hit the jump for the recap.

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the week in sports: 9/23 – 9/29 (2014)

We sent off one of the greatest baseball players of all time this week in Derek Jeter and now have the stage set for this year’s playoff race. The USA went overseas and fought for the Ryder Cup. And yeah the rest of the sports world didn’t disappoint either. Hit the jump for this week’s biggest sports news.

-grizzly and thevhb

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listen: communications – so long sun

whilst being a danish band rubbing elbows with the likes of iceage, lower, vår, etc (you know who i mean), copenhagen’s communications ere on the side of light, crispy pop tunes. listen to their youth lagoon-recalling lew song “so long sun,” from an upcoming 7″ that will be out in novemner.

– sunbear

watch: local natives – after the rain [little dragon cover live in santa monica]

for maybe no other reason than “after the rain” being a dope song, local natives and moses sumney, a frequent karen o collaborator, decided to cover the little dragon song at a performance at santa monica pier. catch the groove and those gorgeous local native harmonies above.

– sunbear

listen: roosh williams – nightmare on wax

it’s #ROOSZN yall. here’s the first taste of some new roosh for the fall, but the catch is “nightmare on wax” is only a prelude. it won’t be on the upcoming LP, unorthodox, but he’s planning on checking in a few times beforehand with some new music.

and if this is the type of cut that’s not making the album, then we’re probably in for something good when the album drops.



watch: T.H.E.M. – shaolin blow

who’s THEM, you ask? a fine houston conglomerate of local emcees (the houston elite MCs, to be exact) consisting of: Hollywood Floss, Dustin Prestige, hasHBrown, John Dew, Rob Jay, Kidd the Great, Thurogood Wordsmith, The K.I.D., Phonix & Nya. this local talent pool have joined forces for a new project, NONPAREIL, of which “shaolin blow” is the first single. if that isn’t enough talent in the same room, throw in my man danny ocean and evesborough films in the mix.

here’s the bandcamp: