Ryan Katastrophe

Ryan Katastrophe
Because one man's trash is another man's treasure

Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Howlies W/ Left Arm 4.27.11

When it comes to writing about shows, my friend Jason Potter summed it up perfectly. "You were either there or you fucking weren't". On that note, look at some pictures.

The Howlies

Left Arm

Friday, April 22, 2011

Black Lips w/ Vivian Girls 4.21.11

Thursday night we partied to the sounds of the Black Lips and Vivian Girls. It looked like this.

Vivian Girls

Black Lips

This fool right ch'ere got kicked the eff out. Twice.

A future PBR advertisement

Fog machines have always been and always will be...stoopid.

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Good Times Are Killing Me

This past weekend was quite eventful. Saturday was Record Store Day, a holiday for all vinyl geeks and collectors. Needless to say, I am one of those and I indulged heavily. My day kicked off at about noon and stretched until the wee wee hours.

My first stop of the day was Euclid Records where I caught a performance by John Doe (X!!) & Jill Sobule.

Me, Chelsea, & Ben show our excitement over our finds.

Double the Donna Summer, double the fun!

After devouring some sandwiches from a great little deli spot called Fozzie's Sandwich Emporium (S. Big Bend), I headed home to nap before heading out to my friends Sara and Jenny's dirty thirty throw down at the Waiting Room bar in St. Ann.

Jenny & Sara

Dan, Jenny, & Adam

Next, I headed off to Apop Records to close out Record Store Day with more record shopping and some hardcore punk rock courtesy of Defect Defect and Canadian Rifle.

Tiffany from Apop don't like cameras.

Tom being a sexy beast

Defect Defect

Canadian Rifle

I made my way back to the birthday party following the show and called it a day sometime around 3am.

Sunday afternoon was all about Mix Tape Club. Mix Tape Club is something we do once a month. Everyone who makes a mix tape, gets a mix tape. We throw names in a hat and draw. This months club took place at Tower Grove Park and a good time was had by all.


Eleanor, Luc, Jeremy, & Eric



After Mix Tape Club, I headed up to the Firebird to catch Bass Drum of Death.

Bass Drum of Death

They sound like this

Friday, April 15, 2011

Cheap Thrills #6





Total Control - Stare Way (Aarght! Records)
OBN IIIs - Mad (Tic Tac Totally)
Heavy Times - No Plans (Hozac)
The Welders - Baby Don't Go (BDR)
Fergus & Jeronimo - Blind Muslim Girl (Tic Tac Totally)
Black Sunday - There's No Time (Tic Tac Totally)
Personal & The Pizzas - Don't You Go In That Ground (Raw Pie/1-2-3-4 Go!)
Straight Arrows - Bad Temper (It's Happening/Juvenile)
Mind Spiders - Going Away Tonight (S-T/Dirtnap)
X-Ray Eyeballs - Broken Beds (Hozac)
Spread Eagles - Don't Talk To The Narc (Boom Chick)
Overnight Lows - Last Meal For The Underachiever (City Of Rotten Eyes/Goner)
Overnight Lows - Slit Wrist Rock N Roll (Goner)
Useless Eaters - Agoraphobic (Cheap Talk - The Singles/Tic Tac Totally)
Wizzard Sleeve - Alabamas Doomed (Make The World Go Away/Hozac)
BOB - The Things That You Do (Rerun)
Ty Segall - Can't Talk To You (Horn The unicorn/Captcha)
The Pizazz - Sweater Sleeve (Get Out Of My House/Burger)
Tenement - Sitcom Moms (Rock Bottom)
Topless Mongos - My, My, My (Mammoth Cave)
John Wesley Coleman - Ooh Basketball (Bad Lady Goes To Jail/Goner)
The Shrapnelles - HIV (Hozac)
Thee Oops - On The Lift (Taste Of Zimbabwe/Slovenly)
Sonny & The Sunsets - Too Young To Burn (Tomorrow Is Alright/Soft Abuse)