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Fatty_Jubbo on 12/20/2011 at 06:19PM

Cake & Polka Parade 2011 Jewels

Here are my picks of top 2011 FMA tracks, some of which I curated. Like my WFMU podcast, I spotlight odd and avant-garde yet accessible music. This mix features a lot of gems that seem to have slipped through the cracks somehow, judging by their ridiculously low play counts.

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Fatty_Jubbo on 12/17/2010 at 05:28AM

The Many Faces of Velcro Lewis

Velcro Lewis AKA Andy Slater has been a constant in the Chicago music scene for the past fifteen years, experimenting with different genres. As an undergrad at the School of the Art Institute, he delved into its unique sound program that emphasizes experimentation. Initially creating Bruce Haack/Roger Roger-type high weirdness under the name Sinewaves, the project eventually drifted towards a more electronic soundscape direction. Being legally blind and growing less comfortable with visual work, these pieces were Velcro's audio paintings of imaginary spaces.

The Sinewaves work led Velcro into his second project, Behold! The Living Corpse, a metal band that focused on timbre and mood, using two bass guitars, noise and synthesizers. It took a while for Behold! to find their footing but they started to break barriers when producer Sanford Parker joined the band. Sanford added synths and noise to the foreboding mix as well as making their recordings sound grinding, crushing and brutal. Starting in 1999, the band was ahead of their time, presaging the current avant-doom metal trend. The core of the band called it quits but Velcro continued on with another incarnation, corralling various people from the Chicago noise scene to create a more atmospheric but no less dread-filled dirge.

But most people know Velcro from his Psychedelic/Garage/Soul band The Velcro Lewis Group where he caterwauls through whiskey soaked jams while armed with a mountain of cowbells. It's an interesting progression for Velcro but the band is a refinement of all his past experiments, making it all go down easy while Velcro creates a party atmosphere. The band fuses a vast range of styles to create a unique sound, making it hard to lump them into a generic genre...their bluesy pop gems incorporate gospel, garage and psychedelic through racous call and response sessions between Velcro and drummer Hark Colman, electric washboard (!) playing from Lawrence Peters, excellent guitar work from Phil Hunger and a mighty low-end from Jeff Hanson.

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Fatty Jubbo Is a Fan Of...

Lovely Little Girls, Country Teasers, brunk, Lloyd Rodgers, Frump! Strumpet! Strife!, Cleft, Tobias Herzz Hallbauer, Transmitters, Unmen, Fujako, Mt. Gigantic, Ensemble Pamplemousse, Gardenella, Alexander Kibanov & Norihito Kodama, No Babies, Black Bear Combo, NNY, Alec K. Redfearn & the Eyesores, Screaming Females, Placenta Popeye, Jooklo Duo with C. Spencer Yeh, Curha, James Beaudreau, Spires That in the Sunset Rise, Terrero De Jesus, les Poivrons Rouges sur le Visage, Silver Abuse, Tabla y Cuchillo, Phemale, Dr. Phibes and The Ten Plagues of Egypt, Alas, alak, Alaska! (NOUS), Jan Morgenstern, Veal Records (Various Artists), Nautical Almanac, MAT64, Velcro Lewis Group, Bensenville Municipal Band, F.A.F.O.O.T., No Nature, Francesco Lettera, Jared C. Balogh, Duo Inmortales, Bogdan Marcu, Reminiscence, ANAVAN, Hanns Ahring - Jean Quist - Maren Schram, Meczûp, Talibam!, Sid Peacock, Sinewaves, Vincent Bergeron, RUiNU, G.G. Allin's Dick, Kania Tieffer, Jaap Blonk & BRAAXTAAL (Jaap Blonk, Rob Daenen, Theo Bodewes), Cigarettes, Rat City Brass, Bonaparte, Curlew, Gary Wilson, Zuby Nehty, Bela Emerson, Matheatre, Alec K Redfearn & the Seizures, Steven Arntson, Dan Gleason, Gwilly Edmondez, TSIGOTI, Sous les pieds la terre [Various Artists], Roy Nathanson & Tim Kiah, Rice屎Corpse, Brown Wing Overdrive, Bradbury, Ritualistic School of Errors, Soft Serve, Horse Boys, Dale, Goto80, Lume, Goines Ma Non Troppo, AMANDA, Cancelled, Oorutaichi, Lee Rosevere, Jon Gibson, Flying Luttenbachers, The Sediment Club, Barnacled, Zs, IYAXIA, Wretched Worst, Oblivian Substanshall, Zavoloka, Sightings, RÉGIS VICTOR, Hot Garbage, Tep, Makunouchi Bento, Los Cuatrocientos Golpes, Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, The Ananas, Quiet Hooves, Edmondez-NesCo.-Drenching, Metamatics, John Bellows, Sarah Weis, Už Jsme Doma, Ga'an, To Live and Shave in L.A., BoyScouts of Annihilation, La Ligne Claire, Toxic Chicken, The Rories, Forenzics, Trio Metrik, Illinois Brass Band, Manuel J Grotesk, Someone Else [UK], The Superfools, Trance And The Arcade, Black Pus, AlienAqtor, Disorder of Rage (DxOxRx), Flanicx, and Rod Brandao, Sans Blanc, Kowloon Walled City, Stealing Orchestra, Kyle Bruckmann, Igorrr, John Roach, Behold! The Living Corpse

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on 04/01/2015 at 06:08PM
Nice Jubbo :)
on 11/30/2012 at 01:41AM
Great show Jubbo! Old Boy! Ha ha!