Posts tagged 2011

Day: 1108

Shirt: Against Me! - White Crosses 2011 US Tour

Color:  White

Brand: Gilden

Source:  I did not post this up yesterday  but really the only point i was going to make is that i still have Transgender Dysphoria Blues on Repeat.  i fucking love that album and haven’t gotten sick of it.  I hop ei never do.  I am also stoked that it seems to be popular and I’m happy people can embrace change.  looking forward to an epic fyffest performance too.  

Day: 816
Shirt: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds - 2011 North American tour
Color:  Black
Brand: Gilden Softstyle
Source: Its safe to say that if my parents were Noel and Liam Gallagher and they got divorced i would go live with Noel in a heartbeat.  Since Oasis’ conception say the Def Maybe years i wasn’t really a fan, i mean i was but i wasn’t sold.   UNTIL that is i heard some Noel Gallagher b-sides.  that is really where i started to love the band.  No disrespect to Liam, its just that i really appreciated Noels songwriting and even his singing in a completely different way.  Every time i tell someone that I prefer Noel over Liam people always scoff and say I am insane.  So when Beady Eye and NGHFB was coming out i thought to myself this was the perfect way for me to tell everyone to suck it.  the records will prove me right.  

Yeah i was nervous, Liam had all the cards stacked in his favor, the rest of Oasis, the Management team, and the swagger.  Noel, he just had his guitar and his mouth.  Ad I think it is safe to say even after two beady eye records and Noel still only having one record that NGHFB is way better than the two beady eye records combined.  So with that said.  

Noel..Its time for another album please.  and Thank you for this one.  its fucking amazing.  

 

Day: 707

Shirt: the Whitest Boy Alive - Asia Tour 2011
Color: White

Brand: Solitary Arts T

Source: i am gearing up to go back to Japan next week.  So when i woke up this shirt was poking me in the eye.  Very excited to be returning.  Something about going there doesn’t seem like work, or vacation it just seems very relaxed and serene.  kind of like the Whitest Boy Alive now that i think of it.  they make a good pair.  

Those of you that don’t know who the whitest Boy alive are its the brainchild of Erland Øye a founding member of the Kings Of Convenience.  its a very mellow synthy record that is almost a dancy version of KOC.

and if you wanna read more on the artist you can see this post here that talks more about Geoff McFetridge  His artwork is amazing, and the best thing about it is he keeps evolving and becoming better and better.  if you are not growing you are dying..right?

Day: 695Shirt: Dinosaur Jr. - Bug 2011 TourColor: Olive Green
Brand: Anvil
Source: I will never hear this record and not think of Skateboard videos.  i jsut can’t, its impossible.   its just so ingrained in my head the tow of them together.  even when i did hear it and it wasn’t on the video it was in the car driving to go skateboarding.   i’m ok with that tho, it brings me to some of the best times in my life.  my old Volkswagen.  a hot sunny day.  i be happy to have a groundhog day stuck in that loop.

Day: 695
Shirt: Dinosaur Jr. - Bug 2011 Tour
Color: Olive Green

Brand: Anvil

Source: I will never hear this record and not think of Skateboard videos.  i jsut can’t, its impossible.   its just so ingrained in my head the tow of them together.  even when i did hear it and it wasn’t on the video it was in the car driving to go skateboarding.   i’m ok with that tho, it brings me to some of the best times in my life.  my old Volkswagen.  a hot sunny day.  i be happy to have a groundhog day stuck in that loop.

Day: 685
Shirt: Descendents - Team Descendents Punk Rock Bowling 2011
Color: Black
Brand: Anvil
Source: Wishing i was in Las Vegas with all my friends this weekend watching Devo, the Dammed and Flag llll Again.  damn….

 

Day: 596
Shirt: Morrissey - Head Shot
Color: Black
Brand: Gilden Heavy Cotton
Source: Just me being bummed that Morrissey Cancelled his Kimmel performance i had tickets to tonight.  THIS is also me being stoked about the show he put on sale this AM to play at Hollywood High School that i got tickets to!  
For some reason the idea of MOZ playing in a cafeteria or something similar sounds so entertaining to me.  If for nothing else that to hear what kind of banter Morrissey comes up with based on this location.  This picture below really sums up what i expect out of this show…

Day: 596

Shirt: Morrissey - Head Shot

Color: Black

Brand: Gilden Heavy Cotton

Source: Just me being bummed that Morrissey Cancelled his Kimmel performance i had tickets to tonight.  THIS is also me being stoked about the show he put on sale this AM to play at Hollywood High School that i got tickets to!  

For some reason the idea of MOZ playing in a cafeteria or something similar sounds so entertaining to me.  If for nothing else that to hear what kind of banter Morrissey comes up with based on this location.  This picture below really sums up what i expect out of this show…

Day: 573
Shirt: Descendents - Punk Rock Bowling 2011
Color: White
Brand: Gilden
Source: the only BOWL i need.  Art By Chris Shary.  I love this design, might be one of my favorite designs of this decade so far for Descendents.  simple. but so spot on.  

Day: 573

ShirtDescendents - Punk Rock Bowling 2011

Color: White

Brand: Gilden

Source: the only BOWL i need.  Art By Chris Shary.  I love this design, might be one of my favorite designs of this decade so far for Descendents.  simple. but so spot on.  

Day #383 Friendly Fires - Pala Release Tour 2011
Color: Navy
Brand: Next Level
Source:  So i was so preoccupied with doing things yesterday (hey it was saturday cut me some slack) i forgot to post.  weird.  i uploaded a shirt pic and everything then just forgot to post.
Needless to say i love this band and this shirt.  the first time i saw Friendly Fires at the Troubadour was the last time i danced at a show, it was super fun, and sadly i don’t know if that moment will ever happen again.  very few shows make me wanna dance but LCD, and Hot Chip are the other two.  It isnt often a band can make the undancable (me) into a dancer.  you are talking about a guy who never went to a single dance in high school, i would rather go skateboarding.  

No Music today you can thank Beggars and XL for thinking their music is too precious for Spotify.  enjoy hanging on to that dream boys!

Day #383 Friendly Fires - Pala Release Tour 2011

Color: Navy

Brand: Next Level

Source:  So i was so preoccupied with doing things yesterday (hey it was saturday cut me some slack) i forgot to post.  weird.  i uploaded a shirt pic and everything then just forgot to post.

Needless to say i love this band and this shirt.  the first time i saw Friendly Fires at the Troubadour was the last time i danced at a show, it was super fun, and sadly i don’t know if that moment will ever happen again.  very few shows make me wanna dance but LCD, and Hot Chip are the other two.  It isnt often a band can make the undancable (me) into a dancer.  you are talking about a guy who never went to a single dance in high school, i would rather go skateboarding.  

No Music today you can thank Beggars and XL for thinking their music is too precious for Spotify.  enjoy hanging on to that dream boys!

Day: #290 Descendents - Groezrock 2011
Color: Navy Blue
Brand: Gildan
Source: This post today goes out to all my friends going to and playing in Groezrock this weekend.

Sucks that Descendents are’t playing again but you can’t win em all.  You do get Refused, after the US had their way with them, enjoy our sloppy seconds!  Lotta solid bands playing this weekend including the return of Good Riddance and DYS.  I’m kinda jealous i am not there.  but if i was there i would be miserable cause all i can picture at every European festival is either lots of rain and mud or blazing heat.  that and lots of crusty punks that only come out of panhandling once a year to see this festival.  
This shirt was traded to me for one of my Japanese Descendents shirts i brought back.  I had one already but it was an XL and didn’t fit right, this thing fits like a mother fucking velvet glove!  The artwork is by the exceptional Chris Shary as usual.  It really was and has been one of my favorite (recent) shirts he has done, maybe with the exception of the Vegas bowling pins design.  

well and maybe the Japan one too  but i am biased cause well i was there.  but there really is a great art to finding a good theme and being able to adapt it to this band, or any band or thing for that matter.  kids who are in art school now, take notes.  It really is a skill.  Fries?  genius!  thats what I’m talking about.  i feel bad for him because he is likely doing a show for Houston soon, and god knows what he will make, but I’m sure that he will prove my point even more.  Just wait and see.  

Day: #290 Descendents - Groezrock 2011

Color: Navy Blue

Brand: Gildan

Source: This post today goes out to all my friends going to and playing in Groezrock this weekend.

Sucks that Descendents are’t playing again but you can’t win em all.  You do get Refused, after the US had their way with them, enjoy our sloppy seconds!  Lotta solid bands playing this weekend including the return of Good Riddance and DYS.  I’m kinda jealous i am not there.  but if i was there i would be miserable cause all i can picture at every European festival is either lots of rain and mud or blazing heat.  that and lots of crusty punks that only come out of panhandling once a year to see this festival.  

This shirt was traded to me for one of my Japanese Descendents shirts i brought back.  I had one already but it was an XL and didn’t fit right, this thing fits like a mother fucking velvet glove!  The artwork is by the exceptional Chris Shary as usual.  It really was and has been one of my favorite (recent) shirts he has done, maybe with the exception of the Vegas bowling pins design.  

well and maybe the Japan one too  but i am biased cause well i was there.  but there really is a great art to finding a good theme and being able to adapt it to this band, or any band or thing for that matter.  kids who are in art school now, take notes.  It really is a skill.  Fries?  genius!  thats what I’m talking about.  i feel bad for him because he is likely doing a show for Houston soon, and god knows what he will make, but I’m sure that he will prove my point even more.  Just wait and see.  


Day: #285 WU LYF - Fall 2011 US Tour (front embroidered!)
Color: White 
Brand: US Blanks
Source: After the inspiring Pulp show on Thursday in Pomona a few friends and i were inspired to drive to Coachella just to see them and leave.  Well them and WU LYF.  Pulp, WU LYF and maybe Mazzy Star.  So Pulp WU LLYF and Mazzy Star and maybe a few songs from Black Keys.  That was it.  So the drive takes a little longer than expected and we got like i have seen many times before.  when you arrive to a show to see the band you want to see just in time to hear the last chord, and then “Thank You, Goodnight!”  HA!  its happened more than a handful of times to me so its very comical when it happened.  We missed WULYF (probably shouldn’t have stopped for that yummy banana shake form Bob’s Big Boy).  Head to merch tent to see if i can get the Common People shirt that was sold out at thursday show only to arrive and find out two things.
1.  The merch tent at Coachella is about half a mile long.  and none of the shirts have labels so you have to squint and stare to see what shirts that have.  its almost overwhelming.  like the first time you visit Amoeba Records and just stand and stare trying to figure out which direction to head first.
2.  The four Pulp shirts they had at the club show wer’ent available for sale at Coachella, only the Common People Design which lucky for me was the one I was looking for.  (Note the information you just read was for T-shirt nerds only. sorry)
So after Pulp which was great but couldn’t hold water to night before show, we went to watch Mazzy Star.  they clearly needed more practice.  Black Keys?  I think not.  Seen it enough.  So we left.  So there making the record for me for shortest Coachella visit ever.  2hrs. 2 bands.  FYI that was 1.5 hrs too long.
This WU LYF shirt was from the last Troubadour LA show.  Granted i didn’t go but i went to the time before at the Echo, but no merch was available then, so had a friend pick this up for me. nicely made shirt, embroidered front logo, tour dates on back it really dosent get better than this.  Not sure how many of you had had a chance to pick up a copy of this bands debut but it is pretty phenomenal.  reminiscent a lot of Fugazi to me both in music and ethics.  Clearly not in the merch category, but otherwise yes.
A very nice break from generic music being cranked out on the radio, or one hit wonder blog artists, that make one good record, then can never follow it up.  or then plays show and hs no idea how to perform live or “entertain” anyone let alone a paying crowd.  WU LYF falls into none of these categories, which of course is what makes them worthy of a post today on the ever growing Minor Thread t-Shirt Archive.

Day: #285 WU LYF - Fall 2011 US Tour (front embroidered!)

Color: White 

Brand: US Blanks

Source: After the inspiring Pulp show on Thursday in Pomona a few friends and i were inspired to drive to Coachella just to see them and leave.  Well them and WU LYF.  Pulp, WU LYF and maybe Mazzy Star.  So Pulp WU LLYF and Mazzy Star and maybe a few songs from Black Keys.  That was it.  So the drive takes a little longer than expected and we got like i have seen many times before.  when you arrive to a show to see the band you want to see just in time to hear the last chord, and then “Thank You, Goodnight!”  HA!  its happened more than a handful of times to me so its very comical when it happened.  We missed WULYF (probably shouldn’t have stopped for that yummy banana shake form Bob’s Big Boy).  Head to merch tent to see if i can get the Common People shirt that was sold out at thursday show only to arrive and find out two things.

1.  The merch tent at Coachella is about half a mile long.  and none of the shirts have labels so you have to squint and stare to see what shirts that have.  its almost overwhelming.  like the first time you visit Amoeba Records and just stand and stare trying to figure out which direction to head first.

2.  The four Pulp shirts they had at the club show wer’ent available for sale at Coachella, only the Common People Design which lucky for me was the one I was looking for.  (Note the information you just read was for T-shirt nerds only. sorry)

So after Pulp which was great but couldn’t hold water to night before show, we went to watch Mazzy Star.  they clearly needed more practice.  Black Keys?  I think not.  Seen it enough.  So we left.  So there making the record for me for shortest Coachella visit ever.  2hrs. 2 bands.  FYI that was 1.5 hrs too long.

This WU LYF shirt was from the last Troubadour LA show.  Granted i didn’t go but i went to the time before at the Echo, but no merch was available then, so had a friend pick this up for me. nicely made shirt, embroidered front logo, tour dates on back it really dosent get better than this.  Not sure how many of you had had a chance to pick up a copy of this bands debut but it is pretty phenomenal.  reminiscent a lot of Fugazi to me both in music and ethics.  Clearly not in the merch category, but otherwise yes.

A very nice break from generic music being cranked out on the radio, or one hit wonder blog artists, that make one good record, then can never follow it up.  or then plays show and hs no idea how to perform live or “entertain” anyone let alone a paying crowd.  WU LYF falls into none of these categories, which of course is what makes them worthy of a post today on the ever growing Minor Thread t-Shirt Archive.

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