Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Dig It

Just dug these up.. camera work by Miss Blevins, dance moves by Miss Schilling.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Witch Trial @ Lost Cross

Saturday was super fun. Lost Cross is lookin purttty, and the Sax is back. Got a video once youtoob has its way with it.

More killer house shows this week:

Thurs. 12/2 @ Skihouse
JUICEBOXXX (milwaukee hip-hop journeyman)
+Staring Problem

Fri. 12/3 @ Hanging Garden
AL SCORCH (chicago wild banjo-punk)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Garden @ IMC Tonight

Tonight there is a pretty awesome film screening at the Big Muddy IMC: The fourteen-acre community garden at 41st and Alameda in South Central Los Angeles is the largest of its kind in the United States. Started as a form of healing after the devastating L.A. riots in 1992, the South Central Farmers have since created a miracle in one of the country’s most blighted neighborhoods. Growing their own food. Feeding their families. Creating a community. But now, bulldozers are poised to level their 14-acre oasis.

The Garden
follows the plight of the farmers, from the tilled soil of this urban farm to the polished marble of City Hall. Mostly immigrants from Latin America, from countries where they feared for their lives if they were to speak out, we watch them organize, fight back, and demand answers. More info here.

There will also be a short by local filmmaker Alexa Nutile, Sustaining Selves, an experimental documentary about some inspiring people in Carbondale who do it themselves, from growing their food to publishing.

Nov. 28th / 6:00-7:30p
Big Muddy Independent Media Center
214 N. Washington St

We need to get something like this going here, doesn't this look good?

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Get New

There is so much new stuff going on in Carby right now! There are at least 6 new bands we've heard about, some old ones coming back, venues opening, etc. We've got a hold of new recordings by some of your favorites that we'll be dropping on you soon, but right now it's time to talk about brand new bands that nobody has seen yet! Three of them are playing at the Lost Cross tonight, and the donations are going to Friends of the Lost Cross who are trying to keep that place running. Catholics & The Pill is a new band featuring Lauren and Alix of Staring Problem and Elizabeth of Small Time London Thug, I spied on them practicing the other night, shit is sweet! Witch Trial has played one show before but I think most people missed it, it is Nick from The Shakes, Not Healthy, and Conniption Fitts fame and Jake from Staring Problem, along with their assistant Alice. The band that you may have heard the most about is The Heat Tape, which is Brett from Shithawk and Copyrights along with Brooks from Sprickets and everyone's favorite Ben. They've been busy recording, you can buy their mp3s below. Doo it!

Saturday Nov. 27
The Heat Tape
+ Witch Trial
++Catholics & The Pill
@ Lost Cross
10p, Donations go to F.O.T.L.C

Friday, November 26, 2010

Mecca Mix 005


1. Death In June//Nothing Changes [UK '83]
2. A Certain Ratio//Shack Up [UK '80]
3. Grauzone//Hinter Den Bergen [Switzerland '81]
4. The Monochrome Set//Eine Symphonie Des Grauens [UK '79]
5. Linear Movement//The Game [Belgium '82]
6. Wetdog//Trehorne Beach Song [UK '09]
7. Charlie & Esdor//Da Klagar Mina Grannar [Sweden '70]
8. The Shangri-Las//Remember (Walking in the Sand)[NYC,USA '64]


Suck It Black Friday

If you have to buy something today, make it this. Tweak Bird has both a new LP out and a new 7", they both rule, and you can get them both at Plaza Records or on their website. The brothers bird are taking a little tour of Spain right now, playing the Primavera Festival, along with Screaming Females, Frankie Rose & The Outs, Male Bonding, Eat Skull, Zola Jesus, Wild Nothing, Twin Sister, Jaill, and a bunch of other rad bands. Eat some pealla for me boys.
Ps. Happy birthday Ashton.

Pps.. word has it they will be playing in Carbondale SO SOON! Keep lookin..

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

For Your Perusal...


Long Live North Americans

One of our favorite bands to have ever existed in Carbondale was North Americans. They were only together from August 2007-April 2008, featured Chris and Marcus now of Nighty Night and Joe and Chris formerly of Goodship Badship, and never put out a release. Despite their limited tenure they had some of the most raw shows I can remember seeing, especially their shows at the Treehouse, and they were the beginning of some positive changes to the music scene here that are still being felt today. Thankfully those fine folks at the Skihouse have chronicled their brief existence with this full-length cassette tape they just put out. It has the three songs that North Americans recorded at the Skihouse (recorded by David Allen, David Williamson, and James Wilcox) as well as live recordings of the North Americans last two shows, at the now-defunct Boobys 4/12/08 and Hangar 9 4/24/08. Almost all of North Americans songs are on there, as well as a Black Sabbath cover and some other goodies. You can buy the tape on the Skihouse Webstore or at Plaza Records, it is limited to 20 copies, spray painted, numbered, and with stenciled covers. Get one while you can!

North Americans / Weathermen by babiemecca

Photos by Andrea Moore.

RIP Treehouse.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Time Warp

Brett Heelee finally got these off the old 35mm, good times.

Style City

There is a new show on WDBX Sundays 3:30-5:00p called Style City, run by Dave X's daughter Emma. Gotta be the youngest (and probably one of the coolest) radio DJ's around these parts, so tune in today for her first show! 91.1 FM doo it.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

No Beach To Walk On

Resident prog-soul wonder-boy Rob Jacobs has a new album out, and you can download it for free (or for a donation, help a brotha out) on his bandcamp here. We're looking forward to seeing him play these songs live, start playing shows again dude!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Journeyman From The Heartland

Fresh off a tour of Asia, JUICEBOXXX from Milwaukee will be gracing the Skihouse on Thurs. Dec. 2nd. Juiceboxxx has quite a string of records and videos out, check them out (you can download his new album here), and he has toured opening for Public Enemy! Staring Problem will be playing too, don't wanna miss it!


Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Back from tour for about one day and Brett Haley is already back on the upswing. Check this new track out:

Wotter by bhaley618

For Your Perusal...

A brilliant cinematic masterpiece!

(Not a bad song either.)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Ooh Lala

Show on Sunday was awesome! Photo & vid by Marcus Mader.

PS.. 200TH POST!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Born a preemie, but beat the odds!

Happy b-day numero uno, Babie! We Luv U!


1. Abwarts/Computerstaat [Germany '81]
2. Marijata/Break Through [Ghana '72]
3. OMD/Electricity [UK '80]
4. Zounds/Knife [UK '81]
5. Family Fodder/Film Music [UK '81]
6. Absolute Body Control/Automatic I [Belgium '83]
7. Black Tambourine/Throw Aggi Off the Bridge [Maryland, USA '93]
8. Television Personalities/World of Pauline Lewis [UK '81]
9. Black On White Affair/A Bunch of Changes [Seattle, USA '68]
10. Jacques Dutronc/L'espace D'une Fille [France '66]
11. Malaria!/Your Turn To Run [Germany '82]
12. Balloon Farm/A Question of Temperature [New Jersey, USA '67]
13. The Flowers/After Dark [UK '79]
14. The Wake/On Our Honeymoon [UK '82]
15. A Blaze Colour/Cold As Ever [Belgium '81]
16. Out Of Focus/See How a White Negro Flies [Germany '70]


Fotos From Friday

Our new pal Laura Partain took these sweet shots at the Parlor, Pujol, Turbo Fruits, State Champion show at Skihouse on Friday. Thanks Laura!

Turbo Fruits



State Champion

Sunday, November 14, 2010

New Parlor Cassette!

The PARLOR tapes are in, and they sound so good!! Getcha one RIGHT NOW. You can do it on the internets at the skihouse webstore, and in Carbondale they should be at Plaza Records within a day or two. 11 tracks of tapey goodness! Here are two of my favs.

Parlor / Light by babiemecca
Parlor / Dumb Truck by babiemecca


Not Young
The Trade

Not Done
Had It
Dumb Truck

Saturday, November 13, 2010


photos by the lauren

Free Heavy Cream

That show last night was so great, everyone who came ruled, thank you to everyone for being so awesome and being so cool about giving $5 to rad bands so they can tour. As a little treat in return for your generosity, we got this sweet show together tomorrow and it is FREE!! (unless you're under 21, then it is $2.. sorry lil' ones your time will come!)

Heavy Cream
++Drunk Virago
+++DJ B.B.
@ Tres Hombres, 10p 19+

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Happy Birthday, Babie!

Babiemecca is celebrating it's 1st birthday at Skihouse this Friday, November 12th. Come party with us!

+Turbo Fruits
++++State Champion

Check out these vids! They go together like pickles and peanut butter.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Talk About Castle Talk

While away on their first European tour, Screaming Females has been getting some serious attention in the states-- first the NPR dealy, and now, Pitchfork has released a review of Castle Talk. What next? Screaming Females with Rome, we hope!

drawing by tresadilla

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Parlor Tour

Dudes goin on tour.. and they are stopping in Carby halfway through to play a KILLER show at Skihouse on Friday. They'll (hopefully) have their full-length cassette released by Let's Pretend on hand as well, I was hoping to have one to post a picture of right now but the damn things are still in the mail. Get your cassette player all tuned up, they will be here soon. Here are the tour dates:

11/08 Huntsville AL: Voodoo Lounge w/ Dan Sartain
11/09 Nashville TN: Little Hamilton w/ Diarrhea Planet
11/10 Knoxville, TN: The Birdhouse
11/11 Chattanooga, TN: Discoteca w/ JEFF The Brotherhood
11/12 Carbondale, IL: Skihouse w/ Pujol, Turbo Fruits, State Champion
11/13 Chicago, IL: Crown Liquors w/ Daily Void, Birth
11/14 Bloomington IN: House Show w/ Dead Dog

Saturday, November 6, 2010

New Land

If you haven't got to pick up the New Land EP that Spokesmen put out this summer, you better do it now, and it just got a little easier. You can now get the tape at Plaza Records, or on the new Skihouse webstore, where you can also get other sweet stuff like the Spokesmen S/T EP, Nighty Night 7", Sprickets CD, and more!

Spokesmen / No Organs by babiemecca

Btw, have you seen this video from Spokesmen's summer tour? Mark from Prizzy put it together, it rules!

Friday, November 5, 2010



1. Orange Juice - Rip It Up [UK '82]
2. Animals & Men - Dreaming of Babylon [UK '79]
3. Jacuzzi Boys - Island Ave. [Miami, FL 2009]
4. The Shop Assistants - All Day Long [UK '86]
5. Blue Orchids - Work [UK '81]
6. Nerve City - Sleepwalker [Charlottesville, VA 2010]
7. Rank/Xerox - Turn to Stone [San Francisco, CA 2009]
8. Crisis - White Youth [UK '79]


Hot Dogs 4 Satan

Expat mad-man Chris LaGarce is at it again.. check out some of the awesome work he has been doing lately now that he is out in LA on the new Design section of his website.


Tears For Fears - Head Over Heels
Uploaded by manon42. - Music videos, artist interviews, concerts and more.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tay Spray Bday

It's Taylor's birthday and all of his bands are playing at PK's for free!! Gonna be funnnn.

Thurs. Nov 4th
+++It Burns
@ PK's, Free, 21+

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Dude! Those babes in Heavy Cream are coming back to Carby very soon, playing a free show at Tres Hombres on Nov. 14th with Sprickets! There's gonna be some more cool thangs too, we're working on it! Check back soon!

Do As Diddy Sez..

Seriously though.. I know everyone loves to be apathetic, but some shit could change in Illinois tomorrow, especially regarding the Governors race. You can watch the debate here. Do whatcha want, but do something.