Tag Archives: Carsick Cars

Sex Sux AMEN YEAHHH BUDDY WE BACK

Ah yes, the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, the frogs are burping, and spring is right around the corner.  Can you think of a better way to celebrate the new season than welcoming back the worst music writer on the internet?

That’s right, ladiezzzz and gentlemen: Sex Sux AMEN is back and bleaker than ever!

Oh, you haven’t gotten complacent without SSA, have you?

Wait, Bon Iver won a Grammy while I was gone?

And now they’re advertising for whiskey on P-fork?

And their music is still more painful than playing Twister at a nursing home?

THIS BULLSHIT WILL NOT STAND!

OH YOU DIDN’T KNOW?????

Mostly SSA will feature mostly stupid shit about shows happening in the Providence/Boston/Western MA areas and short beeps and boops about bands that I like.

email me with any shows I missed: sexsuxxamen@gmail.com

I will accept guest list spots, I suppose.  If you want help booking in Providence, throw me dat email.

Look at the concert calendar to the right, it’s pretty spectacular, folks.

Happy Spring!

5 Summer Jamz for the Broz and the Squirrelz

Compiling my favorite summer records so far is one of the corniest exercises I could possibly think of performing for this here blog.  Enjoy!

1.  King Khan and the BBQ Show – I’ll Be Loving You – Invisible Girl – In the Red Records 2009

Put this doo-wap record on while I swam in my pool on the first day of summer after a testy pick-up game of b-ball.  Spaced out on a dilapidated inner tube for forty-five minutes while King Khan and Mark Sultan were rhapsodizing in the background.  Dig it.

2.  Electrelane – Only One Thing Is Needed – The Power Out -Too Pure 2004

One of the best bands nobody ever talks about.  I was cleaning my room and this track came on and I did a lil’ jig and my dog ran in the room and hid under the bed.

3.  Carsick Cars – Zhong Nan Hai – You Can Listen, You Can Talk – Maybe Mars Records

Chinese punk rock from Beijing.  I saw them perform at Hampshire College last fall.  I had never heard these guys before and I damn near hugged them after hearing three songs.  Instead, I lost my cool and dove into the mosh pit with a buncha weird Asian groupies.  It was wonderful.

I finally got around to illegally downloading their record and I listened to it the other night, just chillin’ in my car in the driveway with the seat down low.  Like a Hold Steady or Springsteen song.

Fuck, I love Carsick Cars so much I’m going to post three videos.

4.  Silver Jews – American Water – Blue Arrangements/People – Drag City Records 1998

I challenge you to find two songs in a row on any record that are more summer-inspired than these.  I can just imagine DB and SM driving around in a crappy truck with a couple junky acoustic guitars and penning these numbers while passing around a jug of wine.

5.  The Roots – Mellow My Man – Do You Want More?!!!??! – Geffen 1995

When ?uestlove drops in those drums, right before Black Thought comes in with his rhymes.  When Malik B starts to spit, and the horns come in.  Those perfect musical moments are THE epitome of good summer vibes and buzzes, my broz and squirrelz.