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Local Video: Springfield Riots + Black Math Biographics + A (Something) Fierce Pig + Dead Roses [6/25/2009 01:57:00 PM]:
We're veering rapidly towards the end of the week and all the work-dodging that entails (not that I'm doing it myself, but y'know), so it seemed appropriate to post some YouTube clips I've seen recently of and/or by local H-town folks...

First is a bit of an afternoon show last weekend at Cactus Music, with Springfield Riots, currently one of my favorite up-and-coming, fuzzy-warm indie-pop acts around town, celebrating the release of their new EP, Say When. Despite the heat inside the store, they put on an impressive show; here's the band doing "Mixtape Melody":

Next up, Jef With One F, co-vocalist for the recently-resurrected crazy pop/theater crew Black Math Experiment, has been hard at work in the intervening time writing the autobiography of the band, tentatively entitled The Bible Spelled Backwards Does Not Change the Fact That You Cannot Kill David Arquette and Other Things I Learned in The Black Math Experiment.

And he's now created a video of the first chapter, with him reading the manuscript over a montage of B&W BME pics, part of which goes like this:

"In one corner, weighing in at a ton-and-a-half of suck, were three nü-metal acts, whose names I have forgotten, for the same reason you never remember the name of your waiter at a restaurant you never intend to return to."

Nice. It's funny and sad at the same time, like a weird, weird cross between Henry Rollins' less off-the-cuff ramblings and David Sedaris. Check out the whole excerpt for yourself:

Then there's the awesomely hysterical video (released a week or so ago) by local power-pop/punkers Something Fierce, for the excellent track "Aliens", off earlier-this-year's There Are No Answers, which is still up on my list of Greatest Things About 2009 So Far.

And the video itself features the punkest fucking pig ever, which automatically makes it rule. The pig gets handed a bacon-burger at Rudz, gets his sand castle kicked over on the Galveston beach, and wanders around the outside of what I think is the Menil. Band frontman/video director Steven Garcia has truly come up with a beautiful, ultra-lo-budget ode to feeling out-of-place and alone and finally finding somebody like you. Do not doubt the power of the pig:

Last but not least, I've been meaning to post something for a while now about a bunch of live videos Kirston Otis from Dead Roses has up on the YouTubes -- he's been taking & slapping up videos of the aforementioned band, obviously, but also Future Blondes & some odd solo performances by FB/DR folks inside a plexiglass box down at the CAM, with more (he promises) to come.

You can check out the full pile here, or watch a sample below, from a noisy, messy Dead Roses gig at Mango's this past May:

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