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Ashbury Keys + three33 - LIVE! - Fitzgerald's, Houston

Power pop. Pop rock. Whatever you call it, you know you love it. Even if it’s not your main musical pleasure, it’s a great go-to B-team, the music you can call on when whatever it is you mainline burns you out for a spell. Houston is blessed enough to have two outstanding homegrown examples of the craft: dUNETX and Ashbury Keys. dUNETX draws from the likes of Smashing Pumpkins, Fountains of Wayne, the Beach Boys, and even Monster Magnet in brewing its pop-sicles, while Ashbury Keys...

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The Jibbies & Loond Show - Episode 037 - Metal cures the summertime blues

Summertime, and the living is sweaty. Might as well rock out. Bitching is for losers. With this spirit in mind, our duo start off by sharing some of the new things tickling their ears right now: The Guns, Nightstalker, Moonless, and Dawn of Disease. They then give Vivian Campbell the drubbing he deserves for just about everything but his guitar skills, kick the Trouble can up the block, ponder Geoff Tate’s departure from Queensryche and a seemingly overlooked potential member of Thin Lizzy, and slowly wander off into the sunset musing about the pros and cons of multiple versions of the same band touring the world. Pull up a seat. It’s heavy.

Horns Up! - J&L

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Music featured this episode:

The Guns – ‘Answers’

Nightstalker – ‘Baby, God Is Dead’

Trouble – ‘Opium Eaters’

Thin Lizzy – ‘Jailbreak’

Queensryche – ‘Revolution Calling’

Dawn of Disease – ‘Enter The Gates’

Sepultura – ‘Biotech Is Godzilla’

 

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Southern Lord Records 2012 Tour Review

My hat goes off to Southern Lord Records for putting together an amazing package tour with Enabler, Burning Love, Martyrdod, and Black Breath. The label itself has carved a very cool niche for themselves in terms of the bands on their roster and the style of heavy music that they deal in. And on Friday 6/29/12 the aforementioned bands graced the new Walter’s location in Houston with wave upon wave of crushing, caustic, bleak, and claustrophobic musical tonnage. On a surface level listen,...

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Jibbies & Loond: Video Special - Top 10 Metal Cover Songs, Pt. 2

Here’s Part 2 of Jibbies & Loond’s Top 10 Heavy Metal Cover Songs. Part 1 can be found here. #5 Jibbies – Anthrax – ‘Got The Time’ (Joe Jackson)   #5 Loond – Exodus – ‘Low Rider’ (War)   #4 Jibbies – Slayer – ‘Dissident Aggressor’ (Judas Priest)   #4 Loond – Dead Horse – ‘Rock Lobster’ (The B-52s)   #3 Jibbies – Faith No More – ‘...

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Jibbies & Loond: Video Special - Top 10 Metal Cover Songs, Pt. 1

Jibbies & Loond love their metal. And lists are fun. Thus was the genesis of their Top 10 Metal Cover Songs project. As it turned out, the pool of metal is so deep and wide that the two didn’t have a single Top 10 song in common (Type O’s ‘Summer Breeze’ appeared on both lists, but outside of Loond’s Top 10). Given the lack of overlap, it only seemed right to present both lists. Combined, they give a great peak into metal’s love of the cover. And the fucke...

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Jibbies & Loond – Interview: American Sharks

Earlier this year American Sharks issued its ‘Weedwizard’ 7” to enthusiastic response. Fans loved it. Critics loved it. Everybody wanted more. Word emerged that the enigmatic band would spend some time woodshedding this summer to get a proper full-length out. Jibbies & Loond decided it was time to investigate and American Sharks vocalist/guitarist Mike Hardin and drummer Nick Cornetti were happy to oblige. J&L: ‘Weedwizard’ was a great introduction for thos...

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There’s definitely somewhat of a tradition for Metal bands to do cover songs. Whether they be other Metal songs or not Metal at all. And it’s always uber-exciting when a band makes a cover song their very own. When they do it so well, that you like that version better than the original. The point though is to capture the essence of the original work and put your twist, character, and take on it and make it into something brand new. That is the theme of this week’s episode. So join your Metal comrades as they discuss and count down their favorite cover songs performed by some of their favorite Metal bands.

List Loond

01. Warrel Dane - Lucretia My Reflection (Sisters Of Mercy)
02. I.N.C - Just What I Needed/Candy-O (The Cars)
03. Celtic Frost - Mexican Radio (Wall of voodoo)
04. Dead Horse - Rock lobster (B 52’s)
05. Exodus - Low Rider (W.A.R)
06. The Accused - Saturday Night Special (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
07. Heathen - Kill the King (Rainbow)
08. Coroner - I Want You, She’s so Heavy (Beatles)
09. Prong - Get a Grip on Yourself (The Stranglers)
10. Hallows Eve - Shear Heart Attack (Queen)
11. Flotsam & Jetsam - Saturday Nights Alright For Fighting (Elton John)
12. Type O Negative - Summer Breeze (Seals & Crofts)
13. Excel - Message in a Bottle (The Police)
14. Engine - Fascination Street (The Cure)
15. Scatterbrain - Sonata #3 (Mozart)
16. Mordred - Super Freak (Rick James)
17. Anthrax - 18 (Alice Cooper)
18. Exodus - Bitch (Rolling Stones)
19. Exodus - Pump It Up (Elvis Costello)
20. Coroner - Purple Haze (Jimi Hendrix)

Horns Up! - J&L

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Music featured this episode:

Warrel Dane - Lucretia My Reflection

I.N.C - Just What I Needed/Candy-O

Exodus - Low Rider

The Accused - Saturday Night Special

Hallows Eve - Shear Heart Attack

Type O Negative - Summer Breeze

Celtic Frost - Mexican Radio

Judas Priest - The Green Manalishi (With The Two Pronged Crown)

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“That’s What He Said”: Venomous Maximus frontman Gregg Higgins talks full-length debut, ‘Beg Upon The Light’

Houston's Venomous Maximus just last week finished recording their full-length debut, 'Beg Upon The Light.' Vocalist/guitarist Gregg Higgins was kind enough to take a few minutes and talk to Jibbies, from the GonzoGeek-hosted, 'The Jibbies & Loond Show,' about both the new record and the band's upcoming eastern US tour. Jibbies: You’re about to finish tracking on the new record, your full-length debut. How has the recording process differed this time from the first couple of tr...

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Jibbies & Loond: Video Special – Saint Vitus, Dixie Witch, Venomous Maximus

Poster by Shelby Hohl. Fitzgerald’s made the most of Saint Vitus' ‘Lillie F-65’ tour stop in Houston, opening up both floors of the venue to make it a night of non-stop metal. From Beyond kicked things off on the main stage upstairs, and put in a set belying their newness on the scene. A less shreddie The Shrine might be an apt comparison, more straight classic rock than stoner. And what a place to have your EP release party!   Sanctus Bellum played downstairs ear...

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The Jibbies & Loond Show - Episode 035 - Godflesh at Maryland Deathfest

Guest hosts! Sometimes the show wouldn’t run without them. Loond had to step away from the mic this time around, making way for the return of prior guest JD Franklin (::kai/ros::) . He met up with Jibbies out front of Fitzgerald’s in Houston, where Saint Vitus, Dixie Witch, and Houston’s own Venomous Maximus were topping a bill of heavy goodness (video and VM interview to come). JD was fresh back from a trip to see Godflesh make their first US appearance in 13 years at Maryland Deathfest and tells all re: the splendor of Mr. JK Broadrick’s return. Jibbies then quizzes him about :::kai/ros::: upcoming performance at NMASS (New Media Art and Sound Summit) 2012, happening June 14-17 in Austin, Tex., before the two launch into their own dissection of S. Osbourne v. B. Ward and what does or does not constitute a Black Sabbath reunion. You also get some Vinny Stigma-inspired philosophy and a lovefest for the greatness of Suicidal Tendencies.Turn up your speakers and have a listen. It’s gonna be good

Horns Up! - J&L

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This episode and all previous episodes available on iTunes

Music featured this episode:

Venomous Maximus – ‘The Mission’

Godflesh – ‘Frail’

:::kai/ros::: 

Black Sabbath - ‘War Pigs’

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