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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Best of 2016

We're about five weeks into 2017 and I still haven't turned out any Top 10s lists. Here's what's on my mind right now. It probably represents some version of my truth.

TOP 10 NON-WFBR RELEASES OF 2016
1) Liquids - Heart Beats True tape (although every tape they released this year was gold)
2) Bleeders s/t tape
3) Radiation Risks demo
4) C.C.T.V. - Rehearsal Tape
5) The Cowboys LP
6) Rik and the Pigs - Life's A Bust
7) An Invitation - Fuck the Police 7"
8) DD Owen s/t LP
9) The Burnt Offerings - Devil In New England tape
10) Giorgio Murderer - Holographic Vietnam War LP

TOP 10 THINGS I LISTENED TO IN 2016 THAT WEREN’T FROM 2016
1) Uranium Club LP
3) AC/DC - Powerage
4) DLIMC cassingles
5) Band of Gypsys LP
6) Swing Ding Amigos - Kings of Culo LP
7) Bugg demo
8) Bill Withers at Carnegie Hall
9) Dammit Boys - Aunt Acid CD (RIP Tim Beaty, Mr. #1derful)
10) Was (Not Was) s/t LP

TOP 10 NON-WFBR LIVE SETS I SAW IN 2016
1) The Mummies at Burger Boogaloo
3) Nirvana Halloween cover set entirely composed of B-sides at Bermuda Triangle, and tbh, the Guns and Roses cover set at the same show
4) VEND at some art gallery in Williamsburg
5) CCTV and Bugg at that cathedral skatepark in St Louis
6) Holocaust & Oates DJ set at a house in Park Slope
7) Soda Boys at Burger Boogaloo ("we're the youngest band here but even we know that Burger Records sold out")
8) NAP / Surfbort / Pissed Jeans at Brooklyn Bazaar
9) GOGGS at Rough Trade NYC
10) The Brainstems at Human Head Records

Enjoy or don't. Stay tuned for updates on new releases slated for March, April, and May.