The Bad Penny Has A New Metal Radio Show!

Posted in The Violent Sleep of Reason with tags , on 04/02/2017 by kurtorzeck

The Bad Penny recently launched a new program through Radio Free America that cherry-picks from the best new and upcoming heavy-metal releases.

The Radio Boise/KRBX show is called “The Violent Sleep of Reason,” named after one of the best albums of last year (h/t Meshuggah). It airs terrestrially on Wednesday mornings from 1 a.m. to 3 a.m. Mountain Time in the U.S., and also airs live online here.

Listen to and check out the playlists for the first two editions of “The Violent Sleep of Reason” here and here.

The show spotlights the best metal tracks released during the previous week, songs from highly anticipated upcoming albums, and cuts by bands with recent or upcoming shows in Boise. The show also highlights one Boise-area metal band each week, right around 2 a.m.

Interested in getting played on “The Violent Sleep of Reason”? Email korzeck at gmail dot com.

Royal Thunder’s ‘Wick’-ed Awesome Gig: Two Cent Review

Posted in Concert Reviews, Reviews with tags , , , , , , , on 04/15/2017 by kurtorzeck

Brant Bjork, Royal Thunder, Black Wizard and Nick Walker’s Acid Guide Service at the Shredder in Boise, ID, 4.14.17

Royal Thunder frontwoman Miny Parsons, doing her best Kurt Cobain impression at the Shredder.

With sweat dripping off their faces and their bodies thoroughly spent, Royal Thunder huddled together onstage at the Shredder on Friday night after a blistering show, powwowing about their latest concert victory. Continue reading

The Violent Sleep Of Reason Episode 4, 4.12.17

Posted in MP3s, The Violent Sleep of Reason with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 04/12/2017 by kurtorzeck

Wear Your Wounds’ WYW album cover

The Bad Penny’s new program through Radio Free America, “The Violent Sleep of Reason,” focuses on new and upcoming heavy-metal releases. The show’s fourth installment featured new cuts by The Obsessed, Royal Thunder and Wear Your Wounds.

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Treefort 2017: The Ultimate, Gorilla-Size Review

Posted in Concert Reviews, Reviews with tags , , , , , on 04/12/2017 by kurtorzeck

Treefort 2017 delivered Deafheaven, Mac DeMarco, Grouper, Doug Marsch — and set a gorilla on the loose.

Check out my exhaustive concert review of Boise’s five-day indie-rock festival, Treefort — starring Deafheaven, Grouper, This Will Destroy You, Doug Martsch, Magic Sword and more — on Drowned in Sound.

Thunderpussy: ‘Your Pussy Is Powerful … and Amazing Things Come Out of It!’

Posted in Interview Transcripts, Interviews with tags on 04/12/2017 by kurtorzeck

Thunderpussy bring the rock, Def Leppard-style

Check out my Q&A with all four members of Seattle rock band Thunderpussy — probably their most comprehensive interview yet — on Drowned in Sound.

Deafheaven’s 2017 Tour Setlists: An Analysis

Posted in Concert Reviews, Esoterica, Exclusives, Reviews, Setlists with tags , , , , , on 04/09/2017 by kurtorzeck

Deafheaven’s setlist from their show at Mardi Gras in Boise on 3.25.17

When Deafheaven played their first show in Boise on March 25 — at Mardi Gras, a venue typically reserved for wedding functions — they provided the five-day Treefort Music Fest with its only dose of shoe-gazing black metal. Continue reading

Louis C.K. Jokes About Having Bestiality Sex with a Goat on ‘SNL’

Posted in Comedy, Reviews with tags , , on 04/09/2017 by kurtorzeck

Louis C.K. jokes about goat sex during his stint hosting last night’s “SNL”

Check out my review of Louis C.K.’s monologue from last night’s “Saturday Night Live” on Monsters and Critics.

The Violent Sleep Of Reason Episode 3, 4.5.17

Posted in The Violent Sleep of Reason with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 04/05/2017 by kurtorzeck

Mastodon’s “Emperor of Sand”

The Bad Penny’s new program through Radio Free America, “The Violent Sleep of Reason,” focuses on new and upcoming heavy-metal releases. The show’s third installment featured new cuts by Mastodon, Warbringer and Falls of Rauros.

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