Dinosaur Jr live tape from City Gardens in Trenton from Febuary 28, 1992. This most likely was the Green Mind touring band with Murph on drums, Van Conner (Screaming Trees) as a 2nd Guitarist, and Mike Johnson on bass.
If you are in Philly and want to keep track of what is going on to Protest the Russian invasion of Ukraine join Philly Stands with Ukraine fb group.
YEEZHAK is a Philly-based rock group, which performs in Ukrainian and English. Musical influences include American indie, kiwi-rock, alternative noise and classic Stones.
The Ukrainian-langauge texts featured in YEEZHAK songs come from poems written by contemporary Ukrainian poets as well as from Ukrainian folklore.
Mark Andryczyk – guitars, vocals Yaryna Yakubyak – keyboards, vocals, percussion Roger Bodine – bass Christian Hayes – drums
YEEZHAK in 2022 is part of an Ukrainian-American music project, which has existed for over 25 years, uniting musicians in the US and Ukraine in creative collaborations.
YEEZHAK was formed by Mark Andryczyk (Raze, Underraga, Kavune) in 1995 as a project involving musicians from Philly and Lviv, Ukraine. In 1996 Andryczyk recorded the Album Sveter (Sweater) at Galvox Studios in Lviv together with musicians from the legendary Lviv rock groups Mertvyi Piven (Dead Rooster [Oleh “John” Suk, Yaryna Yakubyak, Roman Chaika, Misko Barbara, Liubko Futorskyi]) and Plach Yeremii (Jeremiah’s Cry [Taras Chubai, Sashko Kamenetskyi]). Music for the album was written by Mark Andryczyk while the words belong to contemporary Ukrainian poets Viktor Neborak and Yuri Andrukhovych, as well as 1930s poet Bohdan-Ihor Antonych, among others. The laregly acoustic album, prominently featuring viola and sopilka (fife), was presented at live performances in Ukraine.
In 1998 the second Yeezhak album Vulkanizatsiia (Vulcanization), presenting a harder, noisier sound, was recorded at Lviv’s Studio Leva with the support of the Dzyga Art Association. Featuring the same musicians as on the Sveter recording, plus Vulkanizatsiia’s producer Andriy Piatakov on drums for one track, and the poetry of Ivan Malkovych, Kostiantyn Moskalets, Ihor Rymaruk, Yuri Tarnawsky (The New York Group) and Ivan Franko, the album was launched with several concerts in Ukraine.
Mark Andryczyk and Yaryna Yakubyak married in 1999 and moved to Toronto leading to a break in YEEZHAK’s activity for several years. In the summer of 2005 Andrycyzk gathers YEEZHAKs’ past members and, with the addition of drummer Andriy Nadolskyi (Plach Yeremii), records the EP KhmariPara (CloudSteamPair) at Studio Leva in Lviv and at Taras Chubai’s studio in Kyiv. Guitarist Marian Prystupa (Faino) performed with YEEZHAK at shows in Ukraine that year.
In 2007, Mark and Yaryna moved back to Philly and began playing with Mark’s former bandmates Roger Bodine (Doomed to Obscurity, Underraga, Grisly Fiction) and Christian Hayes (Kavune, Father Jack and His Idle Hours, Nature Films). The new YEEZHAK line-up premiered at a 2008 show at the Ukrainian League of Philadelphia.
YEEZHAK performed acoustically at a poetry event for Viktor Neborak (2005), an evening memorializing the poet Ihor Rymaruk (Shevchenko Scientific Society, NYC, 2008) and at a gathering of prominent Ukrainian-American writers and musicians (Cornelia Street Cafe, NYC, 2009). YEEZHAK also perfomed acoustically at presentations of Mark Andryczyk’s monograph at Dzyga (Lviv, 2015) and at the Ukrainian Museum (NYC, 2015 ).
This latest line-up of YEEZHAK perfomed in 2012 in Philly (with Dora Shoturma of Maiden Creek Lodge lending vocals) and then set off to Ukraine for a concert at the Dzyga Art Association in Lviv in July 20012. Original YEEZHAK member Taras Chubai joined the band on stage at the Dzyga show, playing viola.
In June 2017 this latest line-up of YEEZHAK performed at a concert with Kharkiv, Ukraine’s Serhiy Zhadan and Sobaky v Kosmosi (Dogs in Outerspace) at the Ukrainian League of Philadelphia. Later that summer, on August 18th, YEEZHAK performed at the Slavic Block Party at the Maas Building in Philly, joined by Taras Chubai on viola. In 2019, Mark and Yaryna performed acoustic sets entitled YEEZHAK: Holky Unplugged at concerts in Ukraine (August 18th at Khrystofor in Lviv and August 21st at Vagabundo in Ivano-Frankivsk). At concerts in 2012 and beyond, YEEZHAK performs songs from all three YEEZHAK recordings as well as new songs that will be part of a (hopefully) future album entitled Crossing Dunai.
N.B. Past YEEZHAK members are known to occasionally participate, unannounced, at YEEZHAK concerts worldwide.
Words – Viktor Neborak (1, 2, 5); Miletii Kichura (3); Volodymyr Pavliv (4); Mykhailo Rudnytskyi (6); Mark Andryczyk (7); Bohdan-Ihor Antonych (8); Mykola Vinhranovskyi (9); Yuri Andrukhovych (10)
Mark Andryczyk – Lead vocals, Acoustic guitar Oleh (Dzhon) Suk – Bass Sashko Kamenetskyi – Drums Taras Chubai – Viola, Percussion, Back Vocals Yaryna Yakubyak – Back Vocals, Percussion Misko Barbara – Sopilka, Back Vocals Roman Chaika – Acoustic and electric guitars (1, 8) Liubko Futorskyi – Electric guitar (10)
Recorded at GalVox Sudios – Lviv, Ukraine, 1996 Tape Case Design by Mark Halaway
Words – Kostiantyn Moskalets (1, 2); Ivan Malkovych (3, 6, 10); Ivan Franko (4); Ihor Rymaruk (5); Mark Andryczyk (7, 9); Yuri Tarnawsky (8)
Mark Andryczyk – Lead vocals, Electric and Acoustic guitars Oleh (Dzhon) Suk – Bass Sashko Kamenetskyi – Drums Taras Chubai – Viola, Back Vocals Yaryna Yakubyak – Lead and Back Vocals, Percussion Roman Chaika – Electric guitar Misko Barbara – Sopilka, Back Vocals Andriy Piatkov – Drums (4) Liubko Futorskyi – Back Vocals
Recorded at Studio Leva – Lviv, Ukraine, 1998 Tape Case Design by Mark Halaway
Music – Mark Andryczyk Words – Mark Andryczyk (1, 2, 3, 5); Ihor Rymaruk (4)
Mark Andryczyk – Lead vocals, Electric and Acoustic guitars Oleh (Dzhon) Suk – Bass Andriy Nadolskyi – Drums Yaryna Yakubyak – Lead and Back Vocals, Percussion Taras Chubai – Viola, Electric Guitar, Keyboards Liubko Futorskyi – Lead and Back Vocals
Recorded at Studio Leva – Lviv, Ukraine and Studio Tarasa Chubaia – Kyiv, Ukraine, 2005
The precursor to Tar was a hardcore punk outfit called Blatant Dissent, which formed in DeKalb, Illinois where singer/guitarist John Mohr and drummer Mike Greenlees were attending Northern Illinois University. Joining Mohr and Greenlees in Tar were original bassist Tim Mescher (only until 1991 and who also played for Snailboy), bassist Tom Zaluckyj and guitarist Mark Zablocki. Zaluckyj and Mohr played unique instruments, crafted of aluminum, designed by Ian Schneller of Specimen Products.
Paisley Underground band Three O’Clock started as Salvation Army (but was forced to change their name by the religious charity) – Here is a live tape of them playing St Mary’s in West Philly in November 1983.
Thanks for the tape files Brett Noise Addiction II
Poppy was first formed in the early 1990s with members of 2 of 80s Philly punk scenes favorites Electric Love Muffin (Brian Campbell) and Scram! (Craig Heim) with Kate Campbell’s powerful vocals and loud guitar. They returned a few years ago and have been playing all over Philly. They are playing this Wednesday at The Fire with Vakili Band, The Royal Fatback & Rick Fink OMB starting at 6:30. Thanks for the tape Jackie.
They have a new single out on Bandcamp called Brilliant Volume:
Live on Jackie’s show on WKDU from December 14, 1992
The Mighty Fall from the Chestnut Cabaret in May of 1988. From the time frame the band was most likely – Brix Smith / Steve Hanley / Craig Scanlon / Simon Wolstencroft / Marcia Schofield and of course (do I even have to mention) Mark E Smith. Thanks for the tape Don Sheluga
In a year and a half one of my favorite 80’s Australian bands the Celibate Rifles played Revival 3 times. The one that stands out for me was the April 12, 87 show – earlier on that day I saw Motorhead and the She Males at the Troc, then biked down to Revival to catch the Rifles. They were awesome that night and were amazing and surpsingly louder than Motorhead. They were part of a very Stoogies/Ramones inspired Australian sound from back then that I still really enjoy listening to. Sadly their singer Damien Lovelock died in 2019 here is a link to a tribute article from the Guardian. Also found and interview with the Rifles that aired on WKDU many years ago with Bill MacFarland Thanks for the tape files Brett Noise Addiction II
Philadelphia’s Stuntmen were around from 1993-2000, they sound like a mix between the Aussie bands of the 80’s and Power Pop, to me. The band (I believe) was always a trio with Ben Brower (Cream Circus, Adam West) – guitar, Tommy Jerseycow [Keoni] (Rear Admiral, G-Spot Run, Savage 3-D)- drums & Andrew Martini – bass. Later Tommy and Andrew were replaced by Peter Santa Maria (Jukebox Zeros, The Thirteen, Beretta76) & Tom Connors (Mondo Topless, Thee Mink). This post has their five 7 inches (including a split with Dr Bob’s Nightmare) and 2 cds. Plus here is a link to their track from Black Hole Record’s Very Special People comp – Stuntmen – I’ve Been Told and a video for that song here.
3 different Butthole Surfers shows from the Chestnut Cabaret – the first is from one of Don Sheluga’s tapes (Thanks Don) and the other 2 were already up on archive.org
I missed some song titles if anyone can figure out the titles of the ones listed as unknown please let me know.
Butthole Surfers Live at Chestnut Cabaret on 10-21-1989
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