Note: This is Part I of IV of a series of hybrid, album/live performance reviews involving bands who performed at The Middle East Upstairs in Cambridge, Massachusetts on the evening of April 17, 2016.
One must exercise caution when indulging the doom that Makavrah reveal to their audience: the vision they evoke proves to be murkier, its vehicle of disaster less certain, than one might assume initially. This Peterborough, NH quartet’s doom is not a straightforward plodding, ostentatiously inevitable doom but, instead, a descending doom. Before this characterization conjures up the image of a sublime destroyer angel dispatched from the heavens to condemn the earth and its inhabitants, those who listen to Makavrah’s music should be aware of this important twist.
In an effort to avoid being called a R.I.N.O. (Radio In Name Only), Dandycast Radio has decided to pick itself up from its unexpected winter hiatus by the bootstraps and return to the virtual airwaves--sort of. After much soul searching, The Phantom Bunburyist has decided to transform the Dandycast into a much more occasional podcast instead of attempting to maintain a weekly program schedule. In the long run, providing a monthly or biweekly podcast may give the program more longevity and have a broader impact than adhering to the moving target of the weekly Thursday live broadcast. With that in mind, we have a few more live broadcasts in store for you, and this week's return to loudness zone features quite a hefty program with new music from Beastmaker, Black Rainbows, Blood Ceremony, Blue Aside, Böse, Boss Keloid, Causa Sui, Church of Misery, Conclave, Cough, Curse the Son, Cut the Architect's Hand, Elephant Tree, Fuggit, The Glorious Rebellion, Goatess, Goya, Graves at Sea, Helgamite, Hepatagua, Holy Grove, Karma to Burn, Mars Red Sky, Mike & The Melvins, Monomyth, New Keepers of the Water Towers, NIAH, Red Wizard, RHIN, Sealclubber, Slabdragger, SOURVEIN, Space God Ritual, Sunnata, Tombstone Crow, and Weedbong. We'll also smash your eardrums with heavy hammers from Bedroom Rehab Corporation, Birch Hill Dam, Black Pyramid, Cactus Hag, Colossus, Faces of Bayon, GOD ROOT, Green Yeti, Ichabod, Makavrah, Problem With Dragons, and many more! Over six hours of punishing deep cuts and jamming, psychedelic tracks to ring that "We've Returned!" bell into oblivion! Tune in Thursday, April 14 at 9 PM EDT at http://dandycastradio.weebly.com! \m/
Concert Notice: City of Iron, Mind Over Master, The Moulten Llama, and Fuggit at Cherry Street Station (Wallingford, CT) - Saturday, January 16 @ 8 PM
Saturday, January 16, the gloves will be off, the fuse will be lit, and a fresh case of whup ass will be on ice and ready to be opened. Cherry Street Station in Wallingford, CT (491 N Cherry Street Ext.) will play host to four bands who have a personal vendetta against your eardrums. For the low, low price of $5, you and your friends who are 21 years old or older may enjoy the sensation of rapidly going deaf with your fists pumping and heads banging! Doors open at 8 PM!
Thursday, January 14, 2016, Dandycast Radio says, "Asanti nabana" to an old stranger with some help from Alice in Chains, All Them Witches, Ape Cave, Bigelf, Black Tusk, Böse, Brimstone Coven, Dreadful Shadows, Cactus Hag, City of Iron, Coagula, Conclave, Danzig, Devil to Pay, Faces of Bayon, Fuggit, Grief, Helloween, HUSH., It's Not Night: It's Space, Ixion, KIND, KYOTY, Latitudes, Lento, The Lion's Daughter, Maeth, The Melvins, Mind Over Master, The Moulten Llama, The Moth Gatherer, Nirvana, Oberon, Pagan's Mind, Psycho, Rozamov, SEA, SET, Tombs, Un, VRSA, VYGR, Witchcraft, Witchhelm, Wolves of Winter & many more!
Tune in tomorrow night at 9 PM EST at http://dandycastradio.weebly.com.
Thursday, December 31, 2015, Dandycast Radiö cordially invites you to attend a very special New Year's motöring Eve. featuring enough ball-dröpping heavy music to deafen Times Square forever. We'll also hear from Bedroom Rehab Corporation, Black Tusk, Brimstone Coven,Cactus Hag, City of Iron, Conclave, ELECTRIC REVOLUTION, Faces of Bayon, Helgamite,Ichabod, KIND_band, KYOTY, LORD, Mind Over Master, Morality Crisis, The Moulten Llama, Pale Horseman, ROZAMOV, The Scimitar, SEA, Second Grave, SET, and many, many more! Tune in at 9 PM EST at http://dandycastradio.weebly.com/!
This Thursday, December 17, Dandycast Radio invites you to listen to the audible version of that critical classic, B. H. Beavis's The Great Tradition, featuring influential works by Acid Bath, Anathema, Bang, Black Sabbath, Blue Öyster Cult, Budgie, Buffalo, Candlemass, Cathedral, Cirith Ungol, Crowbar, Earthride, Electric Wizard, EYEHATEGOD, Grief, Iron Claw, Iron Man, Kyuss, Leaf Hound, Lord Vicar, Lucifer's Friend, The Melvins, Motörhead, Necromandus, The Obsessed, Orange Goblin, Orodruin, Pagan Altar, Pentagram, Reverend Bizarre, Saint Vitus, Sheavy, Sir Lord Baltimore, Sleep, Sons of Otis, Spirit Caravan, Trouble, Witchfinder General, and more! We'll also hear new (and some not so new) music from Black Tusk, Blackwülf, City of Iron, Conan, Egypt, FÓRN, Helgamite, Mammothwing, Mind Over Master, Morality Crisis, The Moulten Llama, Old Man Gloom, Pilgrim, Scientist, Sweat Lodge, Yidhra, and many more!
Tune in tomorrow night at 9 PM EST at http://dandycastradio.weebly.com!
Tonight at 9 PM EST, Dandycast Radio is over the moon with holiday spirits and killer music, new and old, thanks to the talents of Akris, Arcade Messiah, Arkham Witch, Baroness, Bedroom Rehab Corporation, Black Witch, Bong of Cthulhu, Brimstone Coven, Cactus Hag, Camel, City of Iron, Clamfight, Colossus, Colossus Form, Concilium, Conclave, Cut the Architect’s Hand, Faces of Bayon, The Fifth Alliance, Fórn, Heavy Lord, Helgamite, Hepatagua, Ichabod, Insano Vision, Isaak, KIND, Kylesa, Leather Lung, Lord, Mael Mórða, Maeth, Major Kong, Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard, Mind Over Master, Moloken, Niah, Of Spire & Throne, Rhino King, Runemaster, Second Grave, Serial Hawk, SludgeHammer, Steak Number Eight, Summoner, Tombstones,VRSA, Warm, Wizard Eye, Worshipper, and many, many more!
Tune in at http://dandycastradio.weebly.com!
Thursday night at 9 PM EST, Dandycast Radio will pay your naughty little ears a visit with charming holiday music, new and old, from Akris, Badge, Bedroom Rehab Corporation, Black Space Riders, Brant Bjork & The Low Desert Punk Band, Cactus Hag, Clamfight, Colossus, Conclave, Corrosion of Conformity, Devoured Fate, Digression Assassins, Electric Priestess, Faces of Bayon,
The Fateful Hour, Foehammer, Fortress, Funeral Horse, Fusskalt, Helgamite, Intronaut, KIND, Leather Lung, Magic Circle, Mangog, The Melvins, Mind Over Master, Moloken, Mothership, The Moulten Llama, Mountain God, Orodruin, Psycho, Rozamov, Saviours, SEA, SET, Shroud, Signo Rojo, Steak Number Eight, Stonegriff, Summoner, SUNN O))), VAK, VRSA, Wizard Eye, Worshipper, Wrought Iron Hex, Xatatax, and many, many more!
Gather the children around the fireplace and tune in December 3 at http://dandycastradio.weebly.com!
I know: I lied. I told you there would be no new broadcast this week, but I couldn't help myself because there is something I wanted us to hear. We've seen the pictures, and now I think it's time to let the music do the talking. Accordingly, tonight's edition of Dandycast Radio will limit itself to that universal language without station identification or other interruptions. In addition to new music by Black Capricorn, Moon Curse, Rhino King, and Saint Earth, we'll hear soothing yet crushing tunes from an international cast of artists, including but not limited to Angakok, ArCease, Ashes & Glitter, Barabbas, Baygon Vert, Bizarre Lizard, Black Tooth, The Bottle Doom Lazy Band, Children of Doom, Colossus of Destiny, Crescent Moon, C R O W N, Dark Phantom, Despond Womb, Dethroned, DRAWERS, Eagles of Death Metal, Eyes of Simurgh, Father Merrin, Hexenjäger, Horrors of the Black Museum, Huata, Humbaba, Innzmouth, Ixion, JIZZLOBBER, The Lumberjack Feedback, Oruga, Rising Dust, Shattered Morality, Shotgun Sludge, Slug Salt Lava, Son of Zardoz, Stangala, † SURTR †, UFO Gestapo, Valium Tremens, VALVΕ, Verdun, A Very Old Ghost Behind The Farm, Yaşru, and many, many more.
Tune in tonight at 9 PM EST http://dandycastradio.weebly.com.
Thursday night, November 5, join Dandycast Radio to banish that dreaded sunny day with some deadly tunes broadcast from the cemetery gates, including solemn tunes by Acid Bath, Akûma, Aleph Null, Alice in Chains, Alunah, American Burn, Apostle of Solitude, Asbestos Death, Atriarch, Bastard Lord, Beast in the Field, Bedroom Rehab Corporation, Beelzefuzz, Biggus Riffus, Black Skies, Borracho, Cactus Hag, Castle, Clamfight, Colossus, Concilium, Conclave, Cult of Occult, Dicentress, Drowning Horse, Faces of Bayon, Foehammer, Fortress, Geezer, Grief, Heavier Than God, Helgamite, Hellfueled, Jackal-Headed Guard of the Dead, KIND, Kings Destroy, Lure of the Animal, Magic Circle, Mammoth Salmon, Mollusk, Moloken, Mountain God, Mountain of Wizard, Padre Lobo, Pentagram, Sardonis, Sea Witch, Second Grave, SET, Speaker Eater, Titanis, VRSA, With the Dead, Wizard Eye, Worshipper, Wrought Iron Hex, and many, many more!
Tune in at 9 PM EST at http://dandycastradio.weebly.com!