West Coast Wednesday: “Tha Streetz Iz A Mutha” by Kurupt (ft. Daz Dillinger)

West Coast Wednesday is back after a few weeks off to let the year-end list simmer a bit.  Time to get the heads ringin’ again.


 – MCG.


Street Sects – Rat Jacket

If your hitting the shoppes this holiday season do it to Street Sects Rat Jacket. Perfect for creeping up and down the isle and wondering if those people just waved at you to snag their spot. So many flavors just boiling over the top on this one, pretty much a spot the influence knuckle grinder. If you’re robbing banks or snorting crank, this be your beast! IYLYWL- Pop. 1280, Useless Eaters, Slug Guts, Radar Eyes. – Apache Slomo







Atomic Bitchwax – Force Field

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Roll your windows down and feel the earth move! Or just roll one up and hit cruise control, either way I think this ones best enjoyed in motion. With the rhythm section of Monster Magnet its safe to say these guys are far beyond Wyndorf’s shadow. This is after all their 7th album with no signs of slowing down. The production here is spot on, everything snaps with crisp energy and rumbles where it should. Now I know the kids today could give a fuck about KISS but one thing I’ve noticed over the years is that bands that worship them know how to fucking play guitar! See video below for proof. IYLYWL – Gorilla Pulp, Kal-El, Wo Fat, Telekinetic Yeti. – Apache Slomo 

Material Control by Glassjaw

Glassjaw’s first full length album in 15 years feels different.  It’s the same bludgeoning, relentless, powerful music but it feels more calculated.  More like it has a methodical plan with unknown intentions as opposed to their previous efforts which felt like a speeding train that could go off the rails at any moment.  The hooks and melodies aren’t as apparent, but there is no doubt they exist.  In any event, it’s good.  In fact, it’s fucking good.  Where their contemporaries At The Drive-In failed to captivate with their 2017 comeback which had it’s moments but overall felt hollow, Glassjaw delivered a nonstop stream of twisted consciousness that punches you in the mouth, and after all these years, that familiar pain is very welcomed.


 – MCG.

Spaceslug – Time Travel Dilema

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Ride the Slug into oblivion! I like my doom to still kinda of zip so this one fits the bill just right. A total headphone immersion as you go from spacey tones to crunchy riffs. Like that bowl of cereal that has just the right ratio of soggy to firm flakes! IYLYWL – The Well, Dopelord, Green Yeti, Atomic BitchwaxApache Slomo

These New South Whales

Master thy craft with These New South Whales You Work For Us

Basically if you liked that first Kooks album and wish they turned punk instead of panty waste! I had to address this while it was fresh to me, one thing I’ve always loved is the great albums you find after your year end list is done. IYLYWL – Los Campesinos, Drunk Mums, Dumb Punts and Los Scallywags. Don’t sleep on this whole Aussie Punk thing going down. All the way from Sydney, Australia God Bless Ya!! – Apache Slomo



Best of 2017 – Free From Tizzy

  1. Fleet Foxes – On Another Ocean
  2. Feral Ohms – God of Nicaragua
  3. Power Trip – If Not Us Then Who
  4. Propaghandi – Victory Lap
  5. Mutiod Man – War Moans
  6. War On Drugs – Holding On
  7. Golden Pelicans – Buck 380
  8. Sheer Mag – Expect the Bayonet
  9. New Swears – Walkin’ to Rockin’
  10. Protomartyr – Corpses In Regalia
  11. Kevin Morby – Pearly Gates
  12. Slowdive – Go Get It
  13. Greenbeard – Young Concussion
  14. Moral Panic – Harbor Fitness
  15. Kurt & Court – Fear Is Like a Forest
  16. John Wesley Coleman III – Exotic Tambourine
  17. Hiss Golden Messenger – Caledonia, My Love
  18. IDLES – 1049 Gotho
  19. Brad Pot – Dipped In Batter
  20. DFA 1979 – Caught Up
  21. Piss Test – Whole Lot of Whole Lotta Rosie
  22. Iron Chic – Planes, Chest Pains and Automobiles
  23. Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires – Underneath the Sheets of White Noise
  24. Afghan Whigs – Demon in Profile
  25. Hot Water Music – Vultures

This was a year I think was about staying outta the rough. Staying on the fringe, avoiding the nonsense but while keeping a firm ear to the streets. These are some of the songs that ear picked up! – Apache Slomo