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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...

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

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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!