RIP Ear X-Tacy

October 31st, 2011

RIP Ear X-Tacy

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Like Glue + Iron Mind showcase

October 21st, 2011
Like Glue + Iron Mind showcase 2011

Like Glue + Iron Mind showcase 2011

This’ll probably go down as the show of the Fall. Shit, I wish that was as catchy as “Show of the Summer”. Oh well, fuck it. There will be stage dives, high fives, smelly pits, overly clean dudes, pop punk jumps, angry growls, and pretty much anything most of you would want from a hardcore show regardless of your individual preferences. So try to make it out and support these locals and your pals if you know these guys, and try out something new if you’re not familiar with what’s going on. It’ll also be the 7″ release show for the Out Crowd/Written Off split, a new Enough 7″, and Another Mistake’s ‘Lies For Lust’ 7″. So bring some $$$ to pick up the new releases as well.

I’m going to go ahead and say that even though the flyer states “No fighting, no farting”, that I’m gonna crop dust the shit out of that living room.

Saturday, November 5th, 2011
714 E. Chestnut St.

Out Crowd

Written Off


Another Mistake

Better Times

Kicked In

Damaged Goods

Hookers in Vegas, Euro tour, Horror Rises From The Tombs

October 20th, 2011

The Hookers - Horror Rises From THe Tombs

The Hookers - Horror Rises From THe Tombs

The Hookers recently returned from their tour out west. Check out the video below from a pool party they played in Vegas. It’s interesting to say the least.

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Coliseum – Parasites EP, merch and tour

October 9th, 2011

Greetings, it’s been a while since a Coliseum update and we have some cool news to share!

PARASITES EP 12”/CD – Pre-order now, in stores Nov 15th:

We have a new 8-song EP titled Parasites coming out via Temporary Residence Limited on November 15th. Both TRL and Shirt Killer are offering pre-orders now, each with their own exclusive colored vinyl and the Shirt Killer combo includes a screen print of the cover art, signed by artist Rick Froberg (the mighty singer, guitarist and illustrator from Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes, Obits and Pitchfork). We’ll also have an exclusive color of vinyl for sale only on tour. (For those keeping score: TRL has 100 orange w/ black haze, SK has 100 orange / green split, the band has 100 green w/ black splatter for tour and the rest of the first pressing are on black vinyl.)

The Parasites EP is our first release of new material since House With A Curse and we’re very excited to finally release this varied collection of songs. The bulk of the EP was produced and recorded by J. Robbins at Inner Ear Studios in DC last year, along with three songs from the House With A Curse sessions recorded by Kevin Ratterman, and an additional song recorded by Trip Barriger in Louisville. J. mixed the whole thing at his Magpie Cage studio in Baltimore and then we enlisted Rick Froberg to top it all off with his incredibly wild and unique artwork. This thing looks awesome and unlike any other Coliseum record, that’s for sure!
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Sean Bailey, so long and thanks for all the beard.

September 10th, 2011
Sean Bailey At Ear X-tacy 2011

Sean Bailey At Ear X-tacy 2011

Have some sad news to report… Sean Bailey is stepping down from Ear X-Tacy. Sean was a big force behind the After Dark series of shows as well as handling a lot of us when we had records or shirts to sell and buyer for punk/hardcore records. And I’m sure I’m missing 200 other tasks that he’s had. Hopefully Ear X-Tacy will still be doing shows and have all the great services and products we have come to expect, and it’s not like they don’t have other great employees as well. But regardless, Sean’s presence will certainly be missed. From Sean’s Facebook announcement:

After careful thought, reflection, and much consideration – I have decided to step down from my position at ear X-tacy Records. I have so much love and respect for this shop, my colleagues and friends that make ear X-tacy so remarkable, and the countless number of kind souls that I feel so fortunate to have met because of my involvement with this incredibly special place. For eight years, nearly a quarter of my life, the experiences I’ve gathered here have been endlessly influential and enriching. This is one of the most difficult decisions that I’ve ever had to make in my 33 years, but this is what needs to happen in order for me to pursue certain and specific goals that I’ve set for myself personally, academically, and professionally. I would like to thank my good friend and ear X-tacy owner, John Timmons, for affording me the opportunity to work with his shop in the first place; Rebecca “Reba Reebs” Mercer, one of my dearest friends, for her guidance and counsel throughout the years; Douglas Miller for putting up with my multiple phone calls a day over eight years ago, and for taking the leap in hiring me on full-time; Randell L. Bolton for his unwavering friendship, ceaseless joking back and forth, and commitment to ear X-tacy over the years; every other member of this exceptional staff, both current and previous, all of which I consider wonderful and close friends; and last and certainly not least, to those artists, musicians, and folks that I have had the pleasure to work with and get to know over the course of my tenure. All of you, and all of the dedicated patrons and friends of ear X-tacy throughout the years have constituted some of the best memories and relationships of my life, and I look forward to continuing and cultivating those for many years to come. It both heartens and disheartens me to announce that today, September 10th, will effectively be my last day at ear X-tacy. From one music lover to another, thank you… See you all on the B-side!