I am still loving music so much. There is a ton of great stuff to listen to out there, but here are my picks to highlight for 2016!
TOP 5 Albums of 2016
1. CULTURE ABUSE – Peach (6131 Records – 2016)
…fun big rock from San Francisco. The whole record is a good jam… go get it!
2. SOMNIA – How the Moon Shines on the Shit (Rumbletowne – 2016)
…a collaboration between David Combs (Max Levine Ensemble) and Erica Freas (RVIVR)… so good : )
3. JAWBREAKER REUNION – Haha and then what 😉 (Miscreant Records – 2016)
… don’t let the name distract you from what these ladies are doing… it snuck up on me!
4. MARTHA – Blisters in the Pit of My Heart (Dirtnap Records – 2016)
…found out about this in the nick of time… solid jams from the UK
5. joyride! – Half Moon Bay (Salinas Records – 2016)
…glad they’re still after it. this is a great record from this bay area pop punk band
TOP 5 EP/Singles of 2016
1. JOANNA GRUESOME – Pretty Fucking Sick (Of It All) (Slumberland – 2016)
2. COLOR TV – Color TV EP (Deranged – 2016)
3. CAYETANA – Tired Eyes EP (Asian Man – 2016)
4. DIVERS – Achin’ On / Can’t Do That 7″ Single (Dirt Cult Records – 2016)
5. ALISON CRUTCHFIELD – Dean’s Room (Merge – 2016)
TOP 5 shows I was able to see in 2016 (in chronological order)
1. DES ARK at Barboza in Seattle, WA
2016-01-30 DES ARK at Barboza in Seattle, WA – “Ties” from Machines With Problems on Vimeo.
2. FEAR OF MEN at the Sunset Tavern in Seattle, WA
2016-07-13 FEAR OF MEN at the Sunset Tavern in Seattle, WA from Machines With Problems on Vimeo.
3. TED LEO at Barboza in Seattle, WA
2016-06-04 TED LEO at Barboza in Seattle, WA – “The High Party” from Machines With Problems on Vimeo.
4. IRON LUNG, DIAT, and DREAMDECAY at the Vera Project in Seattle, WA
2016-09-21 DREAMDECAY at the Vera Project in Seattle, WA from Machines With Problems on Vimeo.
2016-09-21 DIAT at the Vera Project in Seattle, WA from Machines With Problems on Vimeo.
5. FEST 15 in Gainesville, FL
Damn, this was such a good time… but I didn’t take any videos or photos at all! : )