Mar 25, 2014

FACTORY JAM SESSION - FACTO 01 - TONHO CROCCO

Recorded at Legend Music Bar
Santa Cruz do Sul - Rio Grande do Sul - Brasil

Date : 14.03.2014

Tracks : 
Grama Verde (Ultramen) 
O Lado Brilhante da Lua (Tonho Crocco)
Dívida (Ultramen)
Hey Joe (Jimmy Hendrix)


www.tonhocrocco.com

www.factory.rec.br

FACTO_01

Mar 20, 2014

GLACIER HIKING

Dearest Glacier Hiking fans,
Our music will have to live in your Ipods and on the Internet. It was just time to cut ties and move on. Tommy will still be pursuing music. Ross will still be pursuing music. And they will always welcome your support. Thank you so much for everything.
Long live GH.


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Mar 14, 2014

MIKE PATTON


Michael Allan Patton (born January 27, 1968, in Eureka, California) is an American singer,songwritercomposermulti-instrumentalist, and video game voice actor, best known as the lead singer of the rock band Faith No More from 1988 to 1998, which recently reunited in 2009 and will be touring Europe this summer. He has also handled lead vocals and composed music for Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk, Lovage, Fantômas, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Moonchild Trio and Peeping Tom.



Patton has earned critical praise for his diverse vocals, which touch on crooning, falsetto, death growls, rapping, chanting, mouth music, beatboxing and scatting, among other techniques; critic Greg Prato writes, “Patton could very well be one of the most versatile and talented singers in rock music.”

He has many producer or co-producer credits with artists such as John Zorn, The Melvins, Melt-Banana, Kool Keith, and Björk. He co-founded Ipecac Recordings with Greg Werckman in 1999, and has run the label since.

Patton grew up in Eureka, California, where he and his friends (including long-time membersTrey Spruance and Trevor Dunn) formed Mr. Bungle circa 1984. During the late 80s they recorded the cassette-only demos ”The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny””Goddammit I Love America”,”Bowel of Chiley” and ”OU818” (featuring tracks that would appear on their first Warner Brothersalbum), and earned a modest local following. Patton joined Faith No More in January 1989 and filled the vocal void left by the unreliable and recently-fired Chuck Mosely, who moved on to the band Cement. Faith No More’s The Real Thing was released later the same year. The album reached the top ten on the charts thanks largely to MTV’s heavy rotation of the Epic music video (which featured Patton in a Mr Bungle t-shirt).

In the United States, Faith No More would never again match the commercial success of ”The Real Thing” but their music continued to evolve into new and sometimes stranger areas of rock music. After three more studio albums (”Angel Dust””King for a Day… Fool for a Lifetime”, and Album of the Year”) Faith No More officially disbanded in 1998.

During his time as a member of Faith No More, Patton continued to collaborate with Mr. Bungle. His success in mainstream rock and metal ultimately helped secure Mr. Bungle a record deal with Warner Bros. The band released a self-titled album (produced by John Zorn) in 1991, and the highly surreal ”Disco Volante” in 1995. Their final album was ”California”.

Patton’s other projects have included two solo albums in the Composer Series on John Zorn’sTzadik]/label] label (Adult Themes For Voice” in 1996 and ”Pranzo Oltranzista” in 1997). He is a member of Hemophiliac where he does voice effects along with John Zorn on saxophone and Ikue Mori on laptop electronics. This group is billed as “improvisational music from the outer reaches of madness”. He has also guested on Painkiller and Naked City recordings. He’s appeared many times on other Tzadik releases with Zorn and others.

There have also been several projects over the years that have not seen an official release, although some live bootlegs do circulate. These projects include House of Discipline (with Bob Ostertag and Otomo Yoshihide), Moonraker (with Agata Ichirou of Melt-Banana, Buckethead andDJ Eddie Def), Christian Fennesz (Fennesz) and Mike Patton, and Mike Patton & Rahzel. Patton contributed vocals to the Team Sleep song “Kool-aid Party”, but the song did not make it onto the final album. This is likely due in part to the unfinished album having been leaked very early onto the internet.

In 2007, Mike Patton played the voice of the eponymous possessive primeval force in the video game The Darkness, working alongside Kirk Acevedo, Lauren Ambrose and Dwight Schultz. He also had a minor role in Valve Corporation’s 2007 release, Portal as the voice of the Anger Sphere in the final confrontation with the insane supercomputer, GLaDOS. He has another role in the Valve title, Left 4 Dead. In October, 2007 it was announced that he would be voicing the main character in Capcom’s remake of their classic title, Bionic Commando. Mike also provided the voices of the monsters in the 2007 film I Am Legend starring Will Smith. Patton is known to be an avid video game player.

In February 2006, Mike Patton performed an operatic piece, composed by Eyvind Kang, at Teatro di Modena in Italy. Patton sang alongside vocalist Jessika Kinney, and was accompanied by the Modern Brass Ensemble, Bologna Chamber Choir, and Alberto Capelli and Walter Zanetti on electric and acoustic guitars. Of the experience, Patton remarked that it was extremely challenging to project the voice without a microphone.

In 2005, Patton signed on to compose the soundtrack for the upcoming independent movie Pinion, marking his debut scoring an American feature-length film. However, this has been held up in production and may be on the shelf permanently. His other film work includes portraying two major characters in the Steve Balderson film Firecracker. He has also expressed his desire to compose for film director David Lynch.

Patton’s long-gestating Peeping Tom album was released on May 30, 2006 on his own Ipecac label. The set was pieced together by swapping song files through the mail with collaborators like Norah Jones, Kool Keith and Massive Attack, Odd Nosdam, Jel, Doseone, Bebel Gilberto, Kid Koala, and Dub Trio.

“I don’t listen to the radio, but if I did, this is what I’d want it to sound like”, Patton says of the project. “This is my version of pop music. In a way, this is an exercise for me: taking all these things I’ve learned over the years and putting them into a pop format.”

Recently, Patton has worked with Björk and the beat boxer Rahzel. He is often featured on new releases, and is regarded as extremely hard working. Faith No More keyboardist Roddy Bottumremarked about Patton “caffeine is the only drug he does”, in reference to the Faith No More songCaffeine from the album ”Angel Dust”, which Patton wrote while in the middle of a sleep-deprivation experiment.

More recently Patton has lent his talents for the Derrick Scocchera short film A Perfect Place for the score/soundtrack, which out-lengths the film itself.

It has been announced that in December 2008 along with Melvins, Patton will co-curate an edition of the All Tomorrow’s Parties’ Nightmare Before Christmas festival. Patton will choose half of the lineup and also perform the album The Director’s Cut in its entirety with Fantômas. Patton will also be appearing as Rikki Kixx in the Adult Swim show Metalocalypse in a special 2 part episode on August 24th.




Mar 10, 2014

DEAD KENNEDYS

Dead Kennedys are a hardcore punk/punk rock band from San Francisco, California. During the 1980s the band gained a large underground following in the international punk music scene. Their music mixed the more experimental elements of English 1970s punk with the raw energy of the 1980s American hardcore punk scene. Dead Kennedys’ songs mix the deliberately shocking lyrics of punk with a satirical and sarcastic left-wing commentary on social and political issues. Many of the band’s songs criticize the religious right and the Ronald Reagan administration, along with many other personalities and ideas. 




Dead Kennedys formed in San Francisco in 1978 when vocalist Jello Biafra (Eric Reed Boucher) and bassist Klaus Flouride (Geoffrey Lyall) responded to a magazine ad placed by guitarist ‘East Bay Ray’ (Raymond Pepperell). The three joined with drummer ‘6025’ (Carlos Cadona) as a drummer, but he was quickly replaced by ‘Ted’ (Bruce Slesinger) and formed one of the most successful hardcore punk bands of the 80s. Later the same year, ‘6025’ was invited back as a second guitarist, but he quit the band again in 1979.

The band played hard and fast punk that matched the raw energy of the West-coast scene with twists such as Ray’s surf-guitar influences and Jello’s nasal machine-gun vocals and political fervor conveyed through furious left-wing rants. Their first show was on July 19, 1978, at the Mabuhay Gardens in San Francisco, California.

After this The Dead Kennedys played numerous shows at local venues afterwards. Due to the band’s provocative name, they sometimes played under pseudonyms, including “The Sharks”, “The Creamsicles” and “The Pink Twinkies”. The name, despite popular belief, was not meant to insult the assassinated Kennedy brothers, but to quote Biafra, “to bring attention to the end of the American Dream”.

The band released their first single, “California Uber Alles” in 1979 and first album, Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables in 1980 on Jello’s own Alternative Tentacles record label. Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables is considered a punk classic. The album reached #33 in the UK Albums Chart. In January of 1981, Ted announced that he wanted to leave to pursue a career in architecture and would help look for a replacement. He played his last concert in February. His replacement wasD.H. Peligro (Darren Henley).

In May, the band released the single “Too Drunk to Fuck”. The song caused much controversy in the UK as BBC feared the single would reach the Top 30; this would require a mention of the song on Top of the Pops. However, this never came to be as the single peaked at #31. It is also likely that had “Too Drunk to Fuck” (retitled “Too Drunk To” by the BBC) hit the top 30, it would have been banned from playing, in the fashion of The Exploited.

With Peligro’s propulsive drums behind the band, 1981’s EP In God We Trust, Inc. saw them moving toward full on hardcore/thrash. In addition to the EP’s controversial artwork depicting a gold Christ figure on a cross of dollar bills, the lyrics contained Biafra’s most biting social and political commentary yet, and songs such as “Moral Majority”, “Nazi Punks Fuck Off” and “We’ve Got a Bigger Problem Now” put the DKs on the map as the leaders of a social movement (which would not see fruition until “alternative” music gained mainstream acceptance a decade later with grunge).

The band continued touring all over the United States, as well as Europe and Australia, and gained a large underground following. While they continued to play live shows during 1983 and ‘84, they took a break from releasing new records to concentrate on the Alternative Tentacles record label, which would become synonymous with D.I.Y. alternative culture, independent from and in contrast to the commercialized sterile cultural landscape the world had become since the “cultural revolution” of the ’60s faded into the yuppie ’80s. 

The Kennedys were beset by controversy with the 1985 release of their Frankenchrist album, which was packaged with an ‘obscene’ poster by Swiss artist H.R. Giger. The resulting trial ravaged the band financially and personally, and in February 1986 they broke up the band only to still record material and release the album Bedtime for Democracy in November. Protracted royalty battles between Jello and his ex-bandmates, which lasted up through the 1990’s dashed any hope of a complete reunion.

However, in 2001, Ray, Flouride and Peligro united with singer Brandon Cruz under the name DK Kennedys. After performing several concerts under this name, the name was changed back to the original Dead Kennedys. In 2003 Cruz was replaced by Jeff Penalty. Two live compilations have been released since the partial reunion: Mutiny on the Bay, notably featuring a version of “Kill the Poor” from their final show with Biafra in 1986, and Live at the Deaf Club, a recording of a 1976 performance prior to the release of Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, which features 6025 as second guitar and Ted as drummer. In October 2007 a best-of album entitled Milking The Sacred Cow was released.

Jeff Penalty left the band in March 2008 on bad terms and was replaced by former Wynona Riderssinger Skip. D.H. Peligro also left due to personal reasons and was replaced by Dave Schreff. On August 21, 2008, the band announced they would not tour in the foreseeable future due to the health issues of Flouride and Peligro. Flouride would continue performing locally and Ray and Skip have announced they will continue to release work under a new band name.







Mar 6, 2014

JIM WHITE


Jim White is a southern gothic alt-country singer-songwriter. He has released four albums as a solo artist.




While his music is based in americana, he borrows elements from rockrhythm and blues, and even electronica, often piecing sounds together in the lo-fi cut-and-paste fashion of artists like Tom Waits. His albums have featured a wide variety of collaborators, such as Victoria Williams,MorcheebaAimee MannBarenaked Ladies, and Joe Henry
He is signed to David Byrne’s Luaka Bop label and appeared in the BBC documentary, Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus, which looks at musicians inspired by the culture of the American South.

Not be confused with the acclaimed Dirty Three / Cat Power / Smog / P. J. Harvey / Nina Nastasia drummer, who also had a recent collaboration album “You Follow Me” with Nastasia under the name of Nina Nastasia And Jim White