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HCK! Best Songs Of 2014

19 Jan

HCK! Best Songs Of 2014

The HCK! Best Songs of 2014: Part 5



10. I Love You Collective – “I Feel Dead” – (link)


9. Sturgill Simpson – “Long White Line” – (link)


8. La Hell Gang – “The Beginning Remains The End” – (link)


7. White Reaper – “Cool” – (link)


6. Flesh Panthers – “I Lost My Mind!” – (link)


5. The Janitors – “Here They Come” – (link)


4. Denney & The Jets – “Charlie’s Blues” – (link)


3. Vamos – “Jaded ’86” – (link)


2. Travel Check – “66 $” – (link)


1. Pop Zeus & Wyatt Blair -“I’ve Never Been More Alive” – (link)

RIP MIKEY… The world is a much shittier place without you in it.



Heycoolkid! Best Songs Of 2014: Part 1
Heycoolkid! Best Songs Of 2014: Part 2
Heycoolkid! Best Songs Of 2014: Part 3
Heycoolkid! Best Songs Of 2014: Part 4
Heycoolkid! Best Songs Of 2014: Part 5

Radnotbad: Friday The 13th

13 Jun

2014 - Friday the 13th Cover - 6-13-14-Optimized

Finally my favorite day of the year is upon us….Friday the 13th! Rather than taking the usual paragraph to explain what it is that I love so much about Friday the 13th’s, I can’t help but assume that if having a rad excuse to immerse ourselves in all things horror related isn’t something you find truly awesome then we probably wouldn’t be friends in the first place so why waste the effort defending myself to someone I don’t even like.

So I’m using today as a kind of toe in the water of what’s planned for Halloween. A few weeks ago I made up a few video mixtapes for the first time ever and it gave me those same fuzzies as accidentally catching a little side-boob when you’re in junior high which inspired me to try making up videos to put out in October to showcase my favorite bands in Austin. I began the week with the goal of making up ten and only finished four, (not half-assing shit takes time ya know). There are two near complete videos for The Bad Lovers and Rolland Hazard which I’ll probably just put up on the HCK! Facebook page so if you dig these count on having two more coming your way real soon.

All of these bands are important to me on a friend level so I’m really just stoked to have some way of showing just how much the dudes in the bands and the music they create mean to me and how it helps to embody my feelings that I live in the greatest city in the history of the universe. Hopefully all of you find a way of getting stoked and scared tonight, it’s a damn full moon after all, I hope these help set the tone for it all.


1. Pharaohs – “Chasin’ You”

Spike Jonze put out an absolutely brilliant zombie video for Phantom Planet in 2003. If the rumors are true Spike met the dudes at a party and just offered to do it for free. Nothing against the band but their song just didn’t do justice for how great Jonze’s vision developed out, it was heavily edited and featured the band in the process of making the video as a large chunk. At some point an uncut version surfaced under the title Le Zombie Du Noir which I’ve watched probably twenty times. It plays on the zombie cognition which George  A. Romero gets credit for entering into the zombie premise on Dawn of the Dead when the dude answers the police radio but I actually believe the scene in Night of the Living Dead when the guy smashes the headlight out is the first, I’ve been in a handful of late night conversations debating this belief. Continue reading

HCK! Best Songs Of 2013

11 Jan

HCK! Best Songs 2013

HCK! Best Songs of 2013

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Stop Loving Things That Can’t Love You Back

24 Oct


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RADNOTBAD: The Golden Ghetto

14 Aug

The Golden Ghetto

…….I like chain-smoking outside of cramped venues as much as the next guy but there are times when rock and roll cannot save our souls, it has been dire straits in this town for some time now in search of a new savior, The Golden Ghetto may just be it. Continue reading

I’ve Been Starting Over For A Long Time

21 May

Mikal Cronin

“Weight” – mp3

Mikal Cronin-Optimized

“Don’t be bolder, golden life of mine
Sing for love, full force in my life
I’m not ready for the way you dance.” Continue reading


30 Apr

Told Slant-Optimized.


How in the hell has an album like Still Water been floating around for six months and I’m just now stumbling over it? It is so good it is important!

The fact that Told Slant are a band from Brooklyn* which doesn’t sound like every other band from Brooklyn Continue reading

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