Mar 022017


When we last devoted attention to San Francisco’s Apothesary in these pages it was Christmas Day 2015, and the occasion was our premiere of a single by the band named “1976”, which later appeared on the band’s killer 2016 EP, Sensory Overload. And now we have the pleasure of premiering a video for another song from that EP — “Elizabeth“.

The song itself is a barn-burner, a rushing, pulsating death/thrash blast that gets the blood pumping, with ferocious vocals, battering grooves, fret-burning guitar work, a blistering solo, and a melody that rings in the head well after the song ends. And the video is an unpredictable head-spinner, too. Continue reading »

Dec 252015

Apothesary 1976

Lots of people seem to be celebrating some kind of event today where you prove how much you love your friends and family by spending money you don’t have giving them things they didn’t ask for and probably won’t like. We’re trying to learn more about this event, but in the meantime, we have a gift of our own for you to unwrap. Actually, it’s not our gift to you, it’s a gift from San Francisco’s Apothesary. We know what the gift is, and not to spoil the surprise, but we’re pretty sure you’re going to like it.

It’s a gift of music, a song named “1976“. This isn’t the first time Apothesary have done this. Three years ago on this day they released an EP entitled They All Carry Ghosts. We wrote about that one, too (here). This gift is intended to tide people over until the band can bring more good tidings your way in the form of an album that’s in the works. Here’s more detail about this gift via the band’s lead guitarist Clayton Cagle: Continue reading »

Dec 292012

Happy fuckin’ Saturday to one and all. I’m starting to think about what kind of rowdiness I should get into on New Year’s Eve. I may really pull out the stops and stay up ’til 10:30 this year, and maybe see if there are some fireworks on TV in a later time zone. Y’know, get really raw and wild. I might even try to get frisky with my wife, though I’ll have to get her liquored up and hide her knives.

In the meantime, here are a few items of interest I discovered over the last 24 hours.


Don’t tell my wife, but I have rough, hot, sticky man-love for Brujeria. I would dearly love to catch them live, and get up really close where I could feel their heat and they could feel mine, and perhaps there would be an exchange of bodily fluids such as sweat and saliva. And I could wear a bandana over my face and a ballcap and I’d brush up on my Spanish so I could yell along to the lyrics without sounding like the fuckin’ gringo that I am.

But until then, I will have to make do with videos such as the one below, which was shot at the RBF Club in Sofia, Bulgaria, on December 21, 2012, by Vasil Vasev. The up-close-and-personal footage is high-quality and captures the sense of chaos that I imagine a Brujeria show would spawn. Also very cool: the flashes of green that appear in this black-and-white film. More of Vasse’s clips from this show can be found here. Continue reading »