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/
This week on Dandycast Radio, The Phantom Bunburyist takes a bath in the hype to the sounds of Acid King, American Burn, Ape Cave, Bedrooom Rehab Corporation, Belzebong, Biggus Riffus, Black Beach, Cactus Hag, Colossus, Conclave, Corrections House, Cthuza, Disenchanter, Drowning Horse, Faces of Bayon, The Fateful Hour, Fog Cult, Fuzz, Gozu, Helgamite, Magic Circle, Makavrah, Mammoth Salmon, Matriarch, Mollusk, Monster Coyote, Padre Lobo, Sea Witch, Sofy Major, Soleil Noir, Spelljammer, Steak Number Eight, This Gift is a Curse, Uzala, Throneless, Titanis, With the Dead, Wrought Iron Hex, Yautja, and many more!
Point your virtual antennae at a distant star and tune in at 9 PM EDT on Thursday, October 22 at http://dandycastradio.weebly.com!
_Tonight at 9 PM EDT (Oct. 15), Dandycast Radio urges you to forget the straw men and the puppets with feet of clay and to support a candidate who will truly rock your vote with new music from Bastard Lord, Bedroom Rehab Corporation, Belzebong, Black Witch, Cthuza, Digression Assassins, Disenchanter, Faces of Bayon, The Fateful Hour, Fog Cult, Helgamite, Mammoth Salmon, Moloken, The Ocean, Sardonis, Serial Hawk, Spelljammer, Uzala,With the Dead, Wizard Eye, and many more! The program will also feature music from Admiral Browning, Bongzilla, Cactus Hag, Clamfight, Colossus, Conclave, Cut the Architect's Hand, The Dirty Streets, Foehammer, Fortress, Goatsnake, Ichabod, Insano Vision, Kings Destroy, LORD, Makavrah, Mangog, Mountain God, Purple Hill Witch, Rozamov, Salome, Saint Vitus, Second Grave, SET, Spirit Caravan, and many, many more! Over six hours of heavy music! Tune in and end the debate: http://dandycastradio.weebly.com!
WEEKLY BROADCAST: IT'S A DANDYCAST RADIO SUMMER! ... SORT OF ... NOT REALLY, BUT GO ALONG WITH IT...
This Thursday, June 25 at 9 PM EDT, Dandycast Radio gets summery and too close for Mark Hamill's comfort when we wheel out new tunes from Abrams, Barbarian Fist, Bevar Sea, Blown Out, Fight Amp, Chronoclops, Colossal Swan Dive, Colossus, Demon Lung, Domovoyd, Doomraiser, Freedom Hawk, Fusskalt, Galvano, God is an Astronaut, Gorgantherron, Helgamite, High on Fire, Holy Serpent, King Giant, Orchid, Rhino King, Rosetta, SeaWitch, Seedy Jeezus, and SET! Artists performing at upcoming local shows will turn up the heat with tracks from Le Butcherettes, The Melvins, Giant Squid, Hepatagua, Dead Empires, hero(n), Slow Mover, Makavrah, Cactus Hag, Faces of Bayon, Scalpel, Weregild, The Fateful Hour, Forevers' Fallen Grace, Vacant Eyes, Second Grave, Conclave, Magic Circle, Crypt Sermon, Gospel of the Witches, Wormwood, Fórn, Windhand, Insano Vision, Reign of Zaius, King Bison, Kings Destroy, Weedeater, Lucifer, Venomous Maximus, and Pallbearer. We'll also raise your hood with exhilarating music from the likes of Wizard Eye, Clamfight, John Wilkes Booth, and many, many more! Don't forget the sunscreen and Turtle Wax, and absolutely do not forget to tune in at dandycastradio.weebly.com! \m/
Upcoming Show: Sassu Wunnu, Psycho, Cactus Hag, and Makavrah at The Wreck Room (Peterborough, NH) - June 20, 2015 - 8 PM - All Ages (21+ to drink) - $5
The stars have aligned this weekend, which is chockablock with great shows in New England. If you are in the Peterborough, NH area, please don't think twice about showing up at The Wreck Room (at La Mia Casa Pizza) for a Doomwytch Productions presentation of Sassus Wunnu, Psycho, Cactus Hag, and Makavrah, live and pummeling your eardrums. Swanzey's trio of blackened doom prophets, Sassu Wunnu, never fails to draw the curtains and invite the audience to descend, trudge after sludgy trudge, into a northern New England catacomb of no return. Boston's veteran band of all things punk, grind, speed, and foul, Psycho, will lay waste to the Wreck in precipitous fashion. The doom of Dover, Cactus Hag has the power to capture the souls of their audience and condemn them to trace slow, endless spirals of crushing sound for eternity. Local Peterborough doom foursome Makavrah open the evening's solemn rites with ageless, apocalyptic proclamations from the distorted, suffocating, black depths of the northern Atlantic Ocean.
It's fun for the entire family! No, really: this is an all ages show, although attendees who wish to imbibe alcoholic beverages will be obligated to show a valid photo ID (21+). Doors open at 8 PM to the tune of $5 per person, and you meet your sonic fate at 9 PM. Come out and do it for the children (of the damned)! See the official Facebook event page for up-to-date and complete show information.
This week on Dandycast Radio, we feel the need to show you our biggest, purplest balls yet with new music from A God or an Other, Abrahma, Abrams, Angakok, Ashtar, Barbarian Fist, Black Capricorn, Decoherent, Demon Lung, Dopethrone, Fight Amp, Fusskalt, Galvano, Gorgantherron, Helgamite, High on Fire, King Bison, King Giant, Lucifer, Mist, Monolord, Niah, Night Bitch, Ooze, Plaguewielder, Rhino King, Righteous Bloom, Rozamov, Sideburn, Skeleton Gong, Sombra, Valkyrie, and Wicked Inquisition.. We'll also spin music from artists performing at upcoming local shows, including Bedroom Rehab Corporation, Black Friday, Cactus Hag, Epicenter, Faces of Bayon, Fog Wizard, Fórn, Graviton, Lobotomobile, Makavrah, The Melvins, The Moulten Llama, Psycho, Sassu Wunnu, Scalpel, Windhand, Wormwood, and Wrought Iron Hex. Our lack of Blatter control compels us to include huge, round tunes from Clamfight, Colossus, Conclave, Ichabod, Mind Over Master, and Wizard Eye on the program as well.
Tune in Thursday, June 18 @ 9 PM EDT at dandycastradio.weebly.com! \m/