HDD Radio #55: 120 Minutes

It's already the end of the month and I'm just now getting around to doing another episode. So this time we're doubling up on the good times. Listen for the next two hours as I spin a plethora of radical music for radical people. And look, if you don't have two hours to spare--and really, who does--I've broken sets up into 20 minute sections for you. There, now you don't have an excuse. Email me at: thee.n.o.b (at) gmail (dot) com. Find me on Twitter and Instagram at: @OMG_NOB. Buy zines, mixtapes, and more from hotdogdayz.bigcartel.com. If you like what you're hearing, or even if  you hate it, spread the word. I'd really appreciate it.

The Lemonheads – Big Gay Heart
Run-DMC – Hard Times
N.W.A. – Fuck the Police
Planet Asia & DJ Concept – The Festival (feat Sean Price & DJ Devastate)
Dead Kennedy’s – Nazi Punks Fuck Off
Os Replicantes – O Futuro e Vortex
Rixe – Larms de Crodile
Lion’s Share – No Hope
Rogue Trooper – Bonehead
Klout – Yuppie Genocide
Syndrome 81 – Dans Les Rues La Nuit
Rixe – A Countre-Courant
Os Replicantes – Rock Star
Phil Collins – In the Air Tonight
Flesh For Lulu – I Go Crazy
Sinead O’Connor – Mandinka
Siouxsie & The Banshees – Dear Prudence
Leather Nun – I Can Smell Your Thoughts
Depeche Mode – Never Let Me Down Again
The Psychedelic Furs – Until She Comes
The Church – Reptile
Medieval – Medieval
August Redmoon – Fear No Evil
Trust – Destructer
Suppression – Sarcasm
Black Sceen – Hiatus
Concrete Sox – Speak Japanese or Die
Goodie Mob – Soul Food
A Tribe Called Quest – Whateva Will Be
A Tribe Called Quest – Wall of Sound
Gensu Dean & Denmark Vessey – Saturday
Planet Asia & DJ Concept – The Expo (feat Tri-State)
Bloody Monk Consortium – Monkster
Outkast – Elevators (Me & You)



The Best Punk & Hardcore Records and Tapes of 2016 LIST ONLY

Rakta photo stolen from Cult Nation (though it probably doesn't belong to them either).
By Nathan G. O'Brien
Look, we all know how this list season bullshit goes, right? Adequately paid music journalists sit in bed drinking tea with their laptops, typing up self-assuring paragraphs about each of "the best albums you didn't hear this year because you're not as cool as me" or whatever.

Let's be real, most of the time those posers haven't even listened to half the stuff they put on the their lists but they don't want to not seem cool, because seeming cool is like, the only reasons to be a music journalist in the first place. And if you don't have something on your list that is on other people's lists, then you're also breaking the main rule of music journalism that clearly states you must copy all other music journalists and never form an opinion that isn't shared by all other music journalists.

Well I'm no saint either. Rest assured I'll be writing up a bunch of lists in the coming weeks for various outlets, because, hey, it's very important that I look cool too. But for now, and in the interest of brevity, here's a description-less master list of all the 2016 punk & hardcore records and tapes that I listened to this year. Not all of it is actually the best stuff--in fact some of it is downright horrible--but if I called it "some punk & hardcore records and tapes" there's very little chance you'd be reading this, thus robbing me of the self-congratulatory pleasure of knowing someone is looking at a thing I did even if that thing is just a list with a terrible intro. I'm sorry; I love you.

Acrylics - Self-Titled LP (Neck Chop)

Anarquia Vertical - Guerra Higienica 7" (Antitodo)

Anxiety - Self-Titled LP (La Vida Es Un Mus Discos Punk)

Bad Breeding - Self-Titled LP (Self-Released)

Baghead - Demo 2016 cassette (Self-Released)

Barcelona - Pueden Ser Ellos 7" (La Vida Es En Mus Discos Punk)

Bib - Demo 7" (Deranged)

Blank Spell - Demo cassette (World Gone Mad)

Blazing Eye - Lonely Corpse 7" (La Vida Es En Muse Discos Punk)

Blood Pressure - Need to Control LP (Beach Impediment)

Booji Boys - Demo 2016 cassette (Self-Released)

The Brood - October Dreams cassette (Self-Released)

The Bug - Room 44 Sessions (Not Normal Tapes)

Commando - Come Out Fighting cassette (More Power Tapes)

Catholic Guilt - Cabin Fever 7" (Kim Pop)

Chew - Demo cassette (Self-Released)

Chroma - Cuerpos Dociles LP (Nada Nada Discos)

Conspiracy - Demo cassette (Self-Released)

Crazy Spirit - Third 7" (Toxic State)

Cretins - Meat 7" (Deranged)

Culprit - Demo cassette (Quality Control HC)

Deny The Cross - Alpha Ghoul LP (Tankcrimes)

Descendents - Hypercaffium Spazzinate (Epitaph)

Dye - Savages with Power cassette (Super Secret)

Dyke Drama - Up Against the Bricks (Salinas)

Efialtis - Self-Titled 7" (Static Shock)

Efialtis - Κολοσσιαίο Γυναικείο Κεφάλι 7" (La Vida Es Un Mus Discos Punk)

Enamel - Demo cassette (Self-Released)

Extermination Rite - Demo cassette (Vile Audio)

Fried Egg - Delirium 7" (Negative Jazz)

G.L.O.S.S. - Trans Day of Revenge 7" (Total Negativity / Nervous Nelly)

Gag - America's Greatest Hits LP (Iron Lung)

Good Throb - Self-Titled 7" (La Vida Es En Mus Discos Punk)

Haram - Self-Titled 7" (Toxic State)

Heavy Hands - Demo cassette (Self-Released)

Holder's Scar - Public Acid cassette (Self-Released)

In School - Cement Fucker 7" (Thrilling Living)

JJ Doll - Demo cassette (Self-Released)

JJ Doll - S/T 7" (Katorga Works)

Kaleidoscope - Vol. 2, No. 1 7" (Katorga Works)

Klout - Demo 7" (Not For You)

Klout - Promo cassette (Self-Released)

Leather Jacuzzi - Monsters, Narcs, and Idiots cassette (Planet of Tapes)

Leisure World - Demo cassette (Self-Released)

Life Fucker -  Self-Titled 7" (Static Age)

Lion's Share - Demo cassette (Self-Released)

Lumpy & The Dumpers - Huff My Sack LP (La Vida Es En Mus Discos Punk)

Machine Gun - The World is Sick cassette (Self-Released)

Mad Existence - Self-Titled 7" (Vinyl Conflict)

Marbled Eye - Demo cassette (Self-Released)

Mommy - Songs About Children LP (Toxic State)

Murder - Demo cassette (Sonic Terror Discs)

Mystic Inane - The EPs of MI cassette (Self-Released)

Narcoestado - Demo 7" (Going Underground)

NASA Space Universe - 70 AD 7" (Feel It)

No Time - You'll Get Yours LP (SFU)

Piss - Self-Titled 7" (Static Age)

Porvenir Oscuro - Demo 2016 cassette (Self-Released)

Primal Rite - Hatred in a Mask of Flowers 7" (Warthog Speak)

Primetime - Going Places 7" (La Vida Es En Mus Discos Punk)

Public Eye - Mood Change Party cassette (Sabotage)

Pure Disgust -  Self-Titled LP (Katorga Works)

Pure Pressure - Demo cassette (Self-Released)

Quitter - Self-Titled 7" (Blow Blood)

Rabid Minds - Demo cassette (Layin' Waste)

Race Car - Build Your Own Go-Kart cassette (Abnormal Broadcasting)

Rakta - III LP (Iron Lung)

Red Death - Deterrence 7" (Lockin' Out)

Rixe - Les Nerfs A Vif 7" (La Vida Es En Mus Discos Punk)

Rogue Trooper - Boots on the Ground 7" (Foreign Legion)

Rubber Mate - Hell Bent for Rubber 7" (Saucepan)

Sad Boys - Demo 12" EP (Discos Enfermos)

Sick Head - Music Time cassette (Self-Released)

Silent Era - Self-Titled 7" (Square One Again)

Snor - Totalna Clsza 7" (Adult Crash)

Strul - Self-Titled 7" (Levande Begravd)

Strutter - Self-Titled 7" (La Vida Es En Mus Discos Punk)

Sweats - Demo cassette (Self-Released)

Trash Knife - Self-Titled cassette (Self-Released)

Trash Knife - Trash Life cassette (Endless Daze)

Triage - Power Beat 7" (Larry Tony Produzioni)

Ultra - España Invertebrada 7" (La Vida Es Un Mus Discos Punk)

Una Bestia Incontrolable - 10-11-12 12" (La Vida Es Un Mus Discos Punk)

Unruly Boys - Demo cassette (Vile Audio)

Vaaska - Futuro Primitivo 7" (Beach Impediment)

VCR - R.I.P. Sportsboy LP (Barfbag)

Video Filth - Self-Titled 7" (Nightrider)

Whipworm - Demo cassette (Self-Released)


HDD Radio #54

Back to close out the month with another installment of the best radio show not on the radio - HOTDOGDAYZ RADIO. Enjoy an eclectic mix of new punk & hardcore, '80s post-punk, EDM, dub, jazz, and hip-hop.

I'll be at Milwaukee Zine Fest this upcoming weekend, Sat., Nov. 5, from 11-5, at the main branch of the Milwaukee Public Library. Come on through and say hi!

Thanks for listening. Let me know what you think.

Email: thee.n.o.b (at) gmail (dot) com
Twitter & Instagram: @OMG_NOB
Shop: hotdogdayz.bigcartel.com/

Barney & Friends – My Family’s Just Right For Me
Mommy – The Day I Turned 13
Ultra – No Existir
Snor – Ostatnia Nadzieja
Whipworm – I’m Not Nice
Video Filth – Toxic Vision
Pure Disgust – White Silence
Bad Breeding – Standard Process
The Missing Brazilians – Quicksand Beach Party
The Murphy Federation – Fed Up Skank
Suns of Arqa – Asian Rebel
Visitors – Electric Heat
Duke Pearson – The Fakir
Equiknoxx – Peanut Poridge
Discourse – Testimony (feat AG)
Bloody Monk Consortium – Fuji Sushi
Capone-N-Noreaga – Black Gangstas
Intelligent Hoodlum – Your Tragedy
Gang Starr – Make ‘Em Pay (feat Krumb Snatcha)



HDD Radio #53: Left of the Dial

It's Friday night. My kid just went to bed. My wife is out of town. So I grabbed some old cassette dubs, some new records, a couple old CDs, and even an MP3 file and took to the airwaves once again. HotDogDayz Radio is live!

Find me on Twitter and Instagram as @OMG_NOB. Email me at thee.n.o.b at gmail dot com. Get zines at hotdogdayz.bigcartel.com. Catch me at Milwaukee Zine Fest on November 5th.

Thanks for listening!

Bobby Bare – Drop Kick Me Jesus, Through the Goalposts of Life
Schoolboy Q – Dope Dealer (feat E-40)
DJ Marz – High School Mixtape (side A excerpt)
Schoolboy Q – By Any Means
Dario Zenker – Morison
DJ Marz – High School Mixtape (side B excerpt)
Ace Frehley – New York Groove
Noise! The Show – 4/7/82 (excerpt)
Public Eye – The Hours
Primetime – Pervert
Silent Era – Own//Selves
Trash Knife – No Ones Dancing
Noise! The Show – 4/7/82 (excerpt)
Red Death – Empty Shell
The Replacements – The Ledge
The Replacements – Left of the Dial  

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HDD Radio #52: TC Zine Fest Wrapup, Dad Rock, CDs Rule, Etc.

Hey, please take the the time to listen to me talk about TC Zine Fest and play some dad rock. CDs rule, am I right?! No, seriously, thanks for taking the time to listen to this if you are in fact taking the time to listen to this. I very much appreciate it.

Find me on Twitter and Instagram as @OMG_NOB. Email me at thee.n.o.b at gmail dot com. Get zines at hotdogdayz.bigcartel.com. Catch me at Milwaukee Zine Fest on November 5th.


The Cult – Big Neon Glitter
The Cure – The Empty World
Necromatik Sunshine – Necromantic Sunshine
Angels & Agony – One (Allergic Mix)
Billy Childish & The Singing Loins – The Double Axe
Billy Bragg – Youth of America
Bob Mould – The Last Night
Screaming Trees – More or Less
Jane’s Addiction – Pigs in Zen
Faith No More – Chinese Arithmetic
Pavement – Serpentine Pad
Pegboy – Sideshow
Down By Law – All American
Lagwagon – Parents Guide to Living
Face to Face – Nothing New
Wackies – Next to Jah

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HDD Radio #51: Zine Release Special

Back with another installment of your favorite bi-monthly radical music dosage. This time around I started off with a bunch of heady EDM-y post-punk-y groovy stuff, eventually made my way to a cornucopia of brand new punk & hardcore, and wrapped it all up with some throwback powerviolence. Toss in a couple of late-night radio breaks (man, do I sound tired) and you've got yourself an episode of HotDogDayz Radio.

I'm also celebrating the release of a brand new issue of Soda Killers magazine. It's got a ton of really cool stuff in it that I'm sure you'll dig. Check it out here. 

Thanks for listening!

@OMG_NOB / @omg_nob
thee.n.o.b at gmail dot com

Zsa Zsa Sapien – Foreign Muck
Dele Sosimi – Dance Together (dub)
214 – Greenbelt
Public Image Ltd. – 1981
Der Zeltweg - Guano
Bad Breeding – Burn This Flag
Blazing Eye – Brain
Chew – Protect & Swerve
Culprit – Culprit
Dye – Boys In Blue
Good Throb – The Queen Sucks Nazi Cock
Leisure World – Something to Get Through the Struggle
Lumpy & The Dumpers – Subordinate
Mad Existence – MDW
Marbled Eye – Corners
Murder – Hangman
No Time – Man In Uniform
The Bug – No Shit
Primal Rite – Hatred in a Mask of Flowers
Spazz – Return of the Wall of Death
Capitalist Casualties – Life’s Currency Aftermath
Look Back and Laugh – Hero’s Salute
Spazz – Gnome Servant

Listen Links:


Soda Killers Magazine #12 OUT NOW~!

HotDogDayz presents... 
Minneapolis, MN + Fall 2016 

Inside you'll find...

An in-depth interview with Brandon Pearce, former NFL free agent and singer of Memphis, TN hardcore act Reserving Dirtnaps.

Michael Francis' love letter to the most recent incarnation of Transformers vs. GI Joe comic book (IDW Publishing).

Jim Gies talking about some of his favorite discount bin records and tapes.

Photos of Athens, GA rail graffiti courtesy of Robert Newsome.

Me getting all interpersonal about some of my favorite magazines, and some cassette tape reviews.

36 pages cover-to-cover, half-size, photocopied in black & white with some color. As always trades are encouraged. Or you can just buy it here: http://hotdogdayz.bigcartel.com/product/soda-killers-magazine-12

If you're not able to trade or pay for it, that's fine. Just send me an email and we'll work something out. I'd hate for you to not get your hands on this just because you're broke. Email is: thee.n.o.b (at) gmail (dot) com.

I'm completely comfortable saying Soda Killers is the best punk, rap, and graffiti magazine on the planet.

-Nathan G. O'Brien


HDD Radio #50: Dazed Dayz Mixtape

HotDogDayz Radio is back to close out August 2016 with a brand new mixtape. It's a unique blend of atmospheric punk, industrial-tinged hardcore, hip-hop, and head-trip neck-snappers. You most definitely can bug-out to it.

A couple events coming up that you should put on your calendar:

I'll be tabling at Twin Cities Zine Fest, Saturday, September 24th, from 11am-5pm at the Walker Community Church in Minneapolis.

I'll also be tabling at Milwaukee Zine Fest, Saturday, November 5th, 11am-5pm at the main branch of the Milwaukee Public Library.

Come on through and say hi. I'll have copies of nearly every zine I've ever made, free buttons, free stickers, and some fest-exclusive grab bags.

In the meantime check out hotdogdayz.bigcartel.com.

Hit me on Twitter & Instagram: @OMG_NOB

Email me at: thee.n.o.b (at) gmail (dot) com

Get better soon, Teddy!

Rakta – Filhas Do Fogo/Conjuracao Do Espelho
Anxiety – VMD
Efialtis – Na’sai
Dreonism (DJ Eons One & Andres Wade) – Ten
Vodou – Pot Pouri I
Dreonism (DJ Eons One & Andres Wade) – Five
Vast Aire – Pegasus
MC Lyte – Ain’t No Other
Aloe Blacc & Rhettmatic – California
Timeless Truth – Hardbody Karate (feat Sean Price)
Gensu Dean & Denmark Vessey – Broken Petal
Meyhem Lauren – Badmon Ting (feat Big Body Bes)
Warpath – Know the Ropes
Ill Bill – Embrace Your Satan (feat Goretex)  

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HDD Radio #49: Zine Release, New Punk & Hardcore, '90s Gangsta Rap, Old Stuff, and More

HotDogDayz Radio is on the air! Hope you dig this elective mix of vinyl and tape cuts - old movie soundtrack songs, odds 'n' ends, new EDM, new punk & hardcore, '90s gangsta rap, and more.

If you have not done so already, please pick up a copy of the new issue of Soda Killers Magazine. I can't imagine you'll be disappointed.

Find me on Twitter & Instagram at @OMG_NOB.

44th Street Portable Flower Factory – Runaway Child Running Wild (Temptations cover)
Steve King – Satan is Her Name
Witch – Lazy Bones
Essaie Pas – Devotion
Baffopizza – Israel
Audion – Sicko
Shadows – Lights Out
The Brood – Sinkhol
Porvenir Oscuro – Exorcismo
Pure Pressure – Ogden
Rixe – Hexagone
Rubber Mate – Snuff Film
Sweats – ???
WC & the Maad Circle – Behind Closed Doors
415 – Lifestyle as a Gansta
The Convicts – This is for the Convicts
KMC – Psycho

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Hi Fam,
First of all, big thanks to everyone that contributed to issue no.11 of Soda Killers. Your copies have been mailed out. If you don't get them by 8/5/16 let me know. The issue is out now and can be attained through the link below. Please spread the word by mouth, on social media, or whatever.


And with that, the call for submissions for issue no.12 is now open!

Soda Killers is a punk, rap, and graffiti zine. Although it's not limited to just that. I'm looking for people to share their stories/reviews/musings about (IBNLT) punk, rap, graffiti, music, art, metal, youth, hardcore, wrestling, hoops, film, crime, general mischief, etc.

I'm writing reviews of some old cassettes and am desperately trying to track down a couple local graff artists for interviews and art. I've got one person writing about some comic books, and another one sending some rail flicks. Aside from that we're wide open. I'm going to be at Twin Cities Zine Fest in September, so I'd like to have issue no.12 wrapped up by the end of August of possible.

All contributors will receive modest compensation and a handful of free copies. If you have an idea or know of anyone I should reach out to, please do not hesitate to get in touch.



Soda Killers Magazine #11 OUT NOW~!

Minneapolis, MN + Summer 2016

Happy to announce the release of Soda Killers no.11. Inside you'll find an exclusive interview with Twin Cities graffiti artist ERGOT. (He also did this amazing cover.) We go pretty in-depth and get all interpersonal relations-y. I think graff heads, sociopaths, vandals, and regular people alike will dig it.

There's also an interview with Chicago-based punk trio Boilerman, whom are both great guys and funny guys. Also very serious guys. We talk about things like Taco Bell breakfast, Justin Theroux being the best punk ever, and what it's like living in a world where cops can get away with murder whenever they feel like it.

And rounding out the interviews portion, I have a candid conversation with Cleveland punker (and kinda legend, depending who you ask) Tony Erba about pro-wrestling, his band Fuck You Pay Me, memories of Thrashfest III at Babylon Cafe, and if the well-being of performers matters if the match is good.

There's also awesome contributions from the likes of Clell Miller (Luke Sick), Dan Lactose (DJ Eons One), and Doom Goblin. Clell talks about rap tapes, heady beers, and the Golden State Warriors. Dan recalls his days coming up in the mail-trade world and shares a story of an incident from a Capitalist Casualties show back in the day. Doomy G muses on her oppositional disorder and how it applies specifically to that shitty band Radiohead.

The issue is rounded out by ERGOT graff flicks and a healthy chunk of record & tape reviews.

36 pages cover-to-cover, half-size, photocopied in black & white with some color. As always trades are encouraged. Or you can just buy it here: http://hotdogdayz.bigcartel.com/product/soda-killers-10

If you're not able to trade or pay for it, that's fine. Just send me an email and we'll work something out. I'd hate for you to not get your hands on this just because you're broke. Email is: thee.n.o.b (at) gmail (dot) com

I'm just going to say it: Soda Killers is the best punk, rap, and graffiti magazine on the planet.


HDD Radio #48: New Punk & Hardcore, Intelligent Hoodlum, I'll Fight You (Maybe), and More

Despite my life being hectic as can be right now, I squeezed in some time to record a new episode. When I'm not spinning new punk and hardcore records and tapes, I work myself into a shoot about using the middle initial in my name, challenge imaginary people to fights, and mispronounce a bunch of Spanish and German band names and songs. I toss in a few wacky numbers from the late -'60s, early-'70s, and early-'80s, and a couple Nick Bockwinkle & Bobby Heenan AWA promos, and bookend it all with some Tragedy the Intelligent Hoodlum tracks. Hit me on Twitter and Instagram at @OMG_NOB and/or email me at thee.n.o.b (at) gmail (dot) com. And please take a moment to check out hotdogdayz.bigcartel, where you'll find zines, mixtapes, tote bags, and bunch of my old cassettes that I'm selling.
-Nathan G. O'Brien

Intelligent Hoodlum – No Justice No Peace
Country Joe & The Fish – Porpoise Mouth
Anarquia Vertical – Vales Para Todo/No, Joedete
Efialtis – Telepathitiko
Enamel – Control
Extermination Rite – Crushing Defeat
NASA Space Universe – Quantum Leper
G.L.O.S.S. – Out From the Desk
Heavy Hands – Big Mouth
In School – Awakening
VCR – Another Bum
German Oak – The Third Reich
S.M. Nurse – My Greedy Policeman (Live, 1983)
Booji Boys – Bobbi Bleu
JJ Doll – Egotist
Kaleidoscope –Elephant
Layin’ Waste – Fired
Life Fucker – Violent Past
Manic – Number
Piss – Psykande Ogon
Intelligent Hoodlum – Black & Proud

You can subscribe and/or listen in iTunesGooglePlay, and TuneIn, or get the direct download.


Used Cassette Sale

I need to clear up space around HDD HQ and secure some funds to print up the next run of zines. So I'm selling some stuff from my cassette library.

All tapes are used but they play just fine and the J-cards are all intact and in good shape. There is one copy each of the following:

Bad Brains - Rock for Light
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
Beastie Boys - Check Your Head
The Beatles - 1962-1968
The Clash - Combat Rock
Da Lench Mob - Guerillas in the Mist
L.L. Cool J - Mamma Said Knock You Out
Mint Condition - Meant to be Mint
Motley Crue - Shout at the Devil
NOFX - Punk in Drublic
Public Image Ltd. - That What is Not
Public Image Ltd. - 9
Red Hot Chilli Peppers - What Hits?
Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Music
Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Mother's Milk
Paul Simon - The Rhythm of the Saints
Slick Rick - The Great Adventures of...
Soul Asylum - Hang Time
Soundgarden - Loud Love
Sounds of Blackness - Evolution of Gospel
Suicidal Tendencies - S/T
A Tribe Called Quest - People's Instictive Travels & Paths of Rhythm

Order tapes here. Other stuff like zines, mixtapes, and tote bags can be ordered here. Each order comes with extra goodies.

I don't feel like setting up a Discogs store so I hope this works out.

Email me with any questions: thee.n.o.b (at) gmail (dot) com


HDD Radio #47: No Bummer Summer

Some weird shit happened here. I could try to explain it but, you gotta ask yourself, do you really care? Yo, just do me a favor and check it out. You'll dig it. Get at me on Twitter and Instagram at @OMG_NOB. Email me at thee.n.o.b at gmail dot com. Procure my zines, mixtapes, tote bags, and more at hotdogdayz.bigcartel.com. Thanks for listening. Peace out!

Sonic Youth – Heather Angel, pt.1
Sonic Youth – Female Mechanic Now on Duty, pt.1
Bruce Springsteen – I’m on Fire
Sonic Youth – Female Mechanic Now on Duty, pt.2
Sonic Youth – Heather Angel, pt.2
Insanity Defense – Witchhunt
Zombie Zombie – Slow Futur
Darling Farah – All Eyes
Cryptopsy – Slit Your Guts
Darling Farah – Curse
Factory Floor – Dial Me In
Lurka – Beater
Sharpshooters – Lifted (DJ Spooky Mondern Mantra Mix)
DJ Krush – On the Dub-ble (DJ Spooky Mondern Mantra Mix)
Goo AKA Le Gooster – Double Trouble (DJ Spooky Mondern Mantra Mix)
Grand Master Flash – Larry’s Dance Theme
Run-DMC – Here We Go (Live at the Funhouse 1983)
Beatnuts – Coctaso
Beatnuts – R-Rated

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HDD Radio #46: Punk, Hardcore, Hip-Hop, Crying Babies, Etc.

Hey, it's 100 freaking degrees outside. Turn on the AC, turn on the fans, and cool down with this brand new episode of HotDogDayz Radio. Listen as I spin some punk, hardcore, hip-hop, and try to keep my son from crying into the microphone. Find me on Twitter and Instagram at @OMG_NOB. Email me at thee.n.o.b at gmail dot com. Thanks for listening!
Butthole Surfers – American Women
Diat –Hurricane
Una Bestia Incontrolable – El Can’t Dels Ocells
XM2 – Farmaco
Sem Hastro – Quem Sao Voces
Public Enemy – Shut Em Down (Pe-te Rock Mixx)
Age – A.D.O.R.: One For the Treble / Fun With Jesus Breaks, pt.2
Sinking Swimmer – Wapper Jaw/ Sick Balloons
Kiko – Code Switching (excerpts)
Rhyme Force Most Illin’ – Supalove (excerpts)
Sacred Hoop – Stain
Machine Gun – ???
Sterile Mind – Ghosts of Ruin
Catholic Guilt – Sanfroid
Baghead – Fight
Commando – Genesee
Strul – Gummistoveltramp
Triage – White Eyes
Sacred Hoop – Hogs of Rap

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Pro-Wrestling Tee Shirt Power Rankings

I'm going to a Ring Of Honor wrestling show this Saturday night and I'm having a hard time determining what tee shirt to wear. I do have an ROH tee but that's off-limits, as it would violate the sacred don't wear the tee of the band you're going to see to the show of rule. I mean, I was at The Cure concert last night, and tons of people were wearing Cure shirts and nobody was mad about it. So, yeah, there are exceptions to the rule (Motley Crue, Kiss, and, ah, Insane Clown Posse probably) but Ring of Honor is not one of them. It's like, yeah, ah, we know you like ROH because you're like, here and stuff, but do you also maybe like PWG or Tommy End or some shit? Anyway, I've also really been lacking on writing since I burned myself out penning a million year-end best-of lists back in December of 2015. So, coupling a sudden urge to write some shit with my love of power rankings and brackets and I find myself doing this incredibly dumb writing exercise that you're reading at this very moment.

I truly hope you'll take the time to vote. It would mean a lot in terms of self-validation. It's all being done on Twitter, and has to be wrapped up by approximately 3pm CST on Saturday, June 11, 2016. At which time I will proudly or perhaps begrudgingly adorn myself in the tournament-winning pro-wrestling tee shirt. I'll then head out to drink beers and eat terrible food with my pals before going the show, where I will try to avoid getting in a fight with anybody who yells disrespectful shit at the performers. Read the rankings below, then find me on Twitter, and cast your votes over the next few days. I'll update the brackets here as they happen. Okay, now let's get started shall we? What tee shirt should I wear to Ring Of Honor this Saturday?
By Nathan G. O'Brien

First Round Matches saw East Lake Liquor, Gay Community, Pro-Wrestling Feelings, and Randy Savage all advancing.

Semi-Finals saw Gay Community and Pro-Wrestling Feelings advancing.

Championship Title was won by Gay Community.

#1 - Minnesota Wrecking Crew: Gene & Ole Anderson
I might be older, but I’m still a too young to fully appreciate Gene & Ole Anderson. When it comes to fake Minnesotan tag teams, I’m actually partial to the later incarnation: Arn & Ole Anderson. And even more so, Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard. (Arn & Tully were never called MWC, and Tully was never a fake Minnesotan himself but he famously teamed with one.) Hell, I even liked Minnesota Wrecking Crew 2 more than Gene & Ole. (They were actual Minnesotans, masked and managed by Ole for a cup of coffee in WCW in 1990; while simultaneously holding the AWA tag belts as unmasked fake Chicagoans The Destruction Crew; which predated their WWF stint as fake Ohioans the Beverly Brothers.) But I like this shirt because one of my best friends gave it to me and because it always elicits some type of reaction. I wore this in the front row of a RAW show and it provoked off-camera reactions from HHH, Paul Heyman, and about a thousand dudes who said, “cool shirt, bro.” Even though it’s white (the drizzling shits of tees shirt colors) it’s the number one pick based on topicality and location.

#2 - Pro-Wrestling Feelings
PWF is pro-wrestling zine out of Chicago made by Ed Blair; a sweetheart of a human being whom I’ve traded zines and mixtapes with for a year or two now. PWF is excellent. It’s a thought-provoking, literary take on pro-wrestling, as opposed to the match or show reviews that you’ll see in other wresting zines. It consists of poetry, essays, and the like. Imagine taking an Interpersonal Relations course but you can only write about wrestling. It’s kind of like that. As I said, it’s very good. Anyway, this particular tee shirt design is based on Casiotone for the Painfull Alone, which is a one-dude keyboard music project that I’m not going to pretend to know anything about. The shirt is nice though. And cheap. Get it here.

#3 - Wrestling Legends of Minneapolis
This is an AWA-centric tee made by the graffiti writers turned print & design mafioso, Burlesque. Once upon a time Minneapolis was a pro-wrestling mecca. A cornucopia of the greats were from the Twin Cities and/or jump-started their pro-graps careers here; they were trained by Vern Gagne or Eddie Sharkey and performed in the AWA or smaller promotions like the PWA. This shirt is a little all-over-the-place in terms of who’s on it, but then again, the AWA (and regional promotions in general) were a little all-over-the-place. I bought this at the State Fair from the Minnesota Made booth (or whatever it’s called) that sells all those corny Minnesota is the best-type tees alongside cool ones like this.

#4 - The Gay Community
In the words of this shirt’s creator, Atomic Elbow fanzine honcho Robert Newsome, this is “the stupidest Bullet Club parody shirt ever made.” Although I appreciate the self-deprecating sentiment, I actually don’t believe this to be true at all. This is the best and definitely the most important Bullet Club parody shirt ever created. A quick version of the back story goes like this: several years ago AJ Styles (former Bullet Club/current The Club member) was being interviewed by Dave Meltzer on a call-in show. Sadly, in addition to being an incredible in-ring performer, AJ is also a known bigot. A knowing caller asked what AJ thought of his large following in the gay community. To which AJ exasperated in apparent disgust, “THE GAY COMMUNITY?!” Unfortunately Meltzer cut off the call, when there was a unique opportunity to have a real conversation about the homophobia that has long-plagued wrestling. Well, now there’s this great shirt, with its hyper-specific reference that you can’t wear without forcing that very same conversation. I literally cannot wear this shirt without having to explain it to someone. And while that can be difficult, it’s also a good thing. The only reason this one isn’t ranked higher is because it’s a Bullet Club parody, which in the year 2016 is the wrestling equivalent of the Black Flag bars. And to be honest I don’t want anybody to think I’m wearing an actual Bullet Club tee. Too sweet me… BANG!

#5 - Eddie Guerrero: Viva La Raza
I read Eddie’s book way back when but I can’t remember what he had to say about the specifics of any of his characters or if they affected him interpersonally. So I’ll just say this and if someone wants to jump in and tell socially-conscious white boy wrestling mark to shut up, please go ahead: this shit is racist. No, not the front where it says, “Viva La Raza.” La raza just means “the streets” in Spanish. (I know this because my brother had the KidFrost tape when we were kids.) I’m talking about back where it says “Lie, Cheat, Steal” and has a low-rider car and the Mexican flag. I have to admit I don’t really remember thinking about that when I bought this. It was in the days after Eddie died. I was torn up and wanted a way to memorialize him I guess. So I bought this tee shirt in haste. I was massively in love with Eddie. He and Chris Benoit’s in-ring celebration at the end of Wrestlemania 20 is one of my all-time favorite wrestling moments. Soiled only by the fact that they’re both dead now, and by their own hand at that. (Of course one them will go down as an all-time dickhead for taking other’s with him.) Eddie’s wasn’t a murder-suicide like Chris’, rather the result of years of treating his body like an asshole to achieve success. Maybe the same desire to succeed that led him to put all that bad stuff in his body is the same that led him to willingly participate in racially insensitive gimmicks.

#6 - Randy Savage
Another parody shirt. This one in the style of the famous Obama “Hope” design that Shepard Fairy did for the 2008 presidential election. That shit gets clowned heavily by anyone that sees the opportunity to make a buck. So someone made this Randy Savage version after he died, which my buddy (same guy who bought me the Gene & Ole shirt) promptly dropped some change on, and then gave to me. I’ve since asked him where he got it, and all he remembers, “the internet.” I’m sure there are millions of print-on-demand/Café Press/Zazzle-type websites where you could find this if you cared to dig deep enough. I only wear this twice a year at most, and am hoping it doesn’t win. It’s only ranked higher than no.7 and 8 because it’s the last actual wrestling tee on this list.

#7 - Team Viggity
Not a wrestling shirt per se, but the connection is not far off. I got this during my brief tenure as a member of Team Viggity. Viggity was the name of a fitness program run by pro-wrestling/MMA/BJJ/nutritionist/atheist/all-around good guy Dan Velten AKA Peach Machine. He’s developed training regiments for a number of wrestlers: Roderick Strong, Matt Sydal, Daizee Haze, Yoshi Tatsu, Tyson Kidd, Nigel McGuiness, Bryan Danielson, and a whole bunch more. The basic premise was eat a lot of egg whites, raw almonds, and steamed broccoli; lift heavy; and do cardio on the days you don’t strength train. And it fucking worked. Not only did I get leaner, stronger, and healthier, it eventually led me to doing things like CrossFit, running Tough Mudders, and riding 100 mile gravel bike races. Of course, since blowing my achilles a couple years ago and having a child I’ve turned into a piece of crap again, but let’s just keep that between us. I don’t believe Team Viggity exists anymore. At least not by name; likely changed to a more business-friendly moniker. But this shirt will live on. I’ve already worn it to a couple of ROH shows. Roderick even pointed me out once. I’d rather not wear it again though, as given the current state of my lovehandles it could be misleading.

#8 - East Lake Liquor
Okay, this is in no way a wrestling tee at all. But I don’t have any more left to fill out the bracket. That’s why it’s ranked last, duh. I had a Rick Rude tee (again, from the same friend that gave me Ole & Arn and Savage) but it was just a picture of Rude making duck lips with the words “simply ravishing” in Comic Sans font above it, proving any idiot can make a wrestling tee shirt (and my friend will likely buy it). So I cut the picture of Rude off and sewed it to the back of a sweatshirt that I’ve never worn. I go to East Lake Liquor and talk to the guys about wrestling all the time. Okay, look, even if the previous sentence was a complete lie, you’d have no way of knowing unless I told you or if you were one of the guys that works there, so let’s not question it okay? For all you know, I’m telling the truth. Okay, fuck it, here’s the deal: I’ve never talked to the guys at East Lake Liquor about anything other than Metallica and the video store across that street that finally shut down. (RIP Video Lease.) Basically, I picked this tee because it would be cool if I was somehow able to give a liquor store I like some free advertisement at a pro-wrestling show.

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