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!

Xerxes prepare No Sleep Records release

September 6th, 2011
Xerxes by Ryan Tassi

Xerxes by Ryan Tassi

Xerxes has just wrapped up initial recording with Kevin Ratterman for their upcoming 11-song record for No Sleep Records. Here’s the No Sleep press release from a few days back:

Louisville’s newest youngbloods Xerxes have entered the studio today with the amazing Kevin Ratterman (Coliseum, My Morning Jacket) to begin production on their debut full-length.

The new record will feature artwork by Adam Vass of La Dispute, and will contain 11 new songs w/ one b-side to be produced as well.

Look for the new record Winter 2011/2012.

September 9 – Barnesville, OH @ The Lakeview House *
September 10 – DeKalb, IL @ Middlewest Fest *
September 11 – Columbus, OH @ Carabar *
September 18 – Chattanooga, TN @ Southeast Hardcore Fest

* = w/ Pianos Become The Teeth

Xerxes took shape in early 2009 in Louisville, KY. What was once may soon again be the hub of some of the most ferocious and original music coming out of the country’s punk and hardcore underbelly. Xerxes’ sound channels the energy and passion of mid-90’s originators You and I and Saetia, while adding the more upbeat and brutal thrash mentality of contemporaries such as Trash Talk and Ampere, making for a sound that runs the gamut of blast-beat aggression and emotional rumination.

Chris No Sleep

R.I.P. Alcohawk

September 6th, 2011


Local pop-punk gateway band Alcohawk have decided to cash out their Scene PointsTM cards for dunes of coke and move on to bigger, better things. Like snorting hot dogs and fancy wines on the golf course. Or eating boogers off the street in DC. On the subject, Adam Rains reports in from his secret base in the Grinstead Hills that “I heard Graham once tried to smash Paul’s head with a stolen ATM for the last bag of meth.” Which just illuminates why Alcohawk will be playing their last show at Cahoots on October 22nd with The Slow Death, Arms Aloft, and Late Ones. They request that all folks in possession of Party Panties and Alcohawk shirts to suit up for some drunken backflips and epic ringtones played into the PA and after all of that, their set. Entrance to the event will cost you $5 and require a healthy GrahamJob (give it some gusto) to leave.

Late Ones – Nailbiter listening party, contest, and 7″ release

August 17th, 2011
Late Ones 7" record - Image courtesy of Little Heart Records

Late Ones 7" record - Image courtesy of Little Heart Records

As mentioned in the (slightly) earlier post, Late Ones will be having a 7″ release show at Cahoots on Saturday, August 20th. Can’t come out or just don’t like Cahoots? The band and Little Heart Records will be putting on a listening party at Derby City Chop shop earlier in the evening at 6pm. Come by, drink an Ale8, back your dudes, and be there between 6 and 8pm. Read more details below: Read the rest of this entry »

Another Mistake – Lies For Lust 7″ preorders

August 17th, 2011
Another Mistake - Lies For Lust

Another Mistake - Lies For Lust

The new Lies For Lust 7″ from Another Mistake is now up for sale on the Like Glue Records webstore. Grab em quick, they’re sure to sell out of stock.


  1. Obsessed With Extremes
  2. Detained
  3. Inescapable
  4. Lies For Lust
  5. Trendsetter
  6. Backpeddler
  7. Open Forum
  8. Fate Decided

Pressing info:

3 Colors and a preorder cover /75

  • 300 white
  • 125 clear
  • 75 on red

/500 total

For ordering, visit the Like Glue webstore.