Hillstock is a 3-day music festival in Brooklyn, New York, now in its fourth year. The festival's organizers invite about 50 acts of varying genres to their neighborhood of Brooklyn to perform at one of three shows during a weekend in early June. Each band plays a 30 minute set, and bands play back-to-back Friday through Sunday. The goals of Hillstock are to promote great local music, build community, and provide an affordable and fun atmosphere for people of all ages to experience new music. (via.)
Hillstock 2012 is happening from Friday, June 22nd through Sunday, June 24th in backyards, living rooms, and more across the neighborhoods of Clinton Hill and Bed-Stuy. In addition to homemade snacks, there will be sets from some bands who have material on the FMA. Check out some prime selections!
Severed Lips Recordings was a cassette label which operated out of a basement in Ringwood, NJ from 1992-2000. Somehow, their catalog of horror garage gems from an incestous roster of artists has managed to stay under the radar, a rare feat in the age of "internet."
Here's a primer of some of the best most accessible tracks released by SLR before it disintegrated into a softcore horror film production company.