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Loud And Local: Listen To New Music From Just F*ck

“Wait, what’s the band name?”

That was my initial reaction when I got an email from Mike Kelly about his new band, Just Fuck. I clicked on the link, and there it was, reaffirming the band’s decision to put the f-word in their band name.

I’ll have a conversation with Mike and the guys about this eventually, after which they’ll ignore me and proceed to print on t-shirts with the word “fuck” on them that will sell very well.

In any case, Mike was most recently in the Philly pop punk band Bright And Early. Long ago he was in a great little band called Pennington, who played live on Loud and Local when they were in high school, and were favorites of both myself and Tommy Conwell.

LISTEN: Pennington’s “Daddy’s Place”

There is just one song so far from the new band, which features Mike, brothers Max (who was in Pennington as well)  and Alex Muller, and Andrew Gleason. I dig it. In the world of categories, it certainly fits in the “pop punk” bin, but it’s more raw, and less syrupy sweet than most.

You can like Just Fuck on their Facebook page.

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Loud And Local: Listen To The Bailey Hounds Cover Danzig’s Mother

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Cover songs are a funny thing. The great ones are really great, the terrible ones are really terrible. There are many that I’d file under “really unnecessary.”

Here’s the thing though, the ones that are really great can be far more damaging to a band than doing one that’s really terrible. You can call this The Ataris Clause. The Ataris did a really great cover of “The Boys Of Summer,” that unfortunately defined them for the rest of their career, and was a weight they could never escape from. Admittedly, I don’t know if the Ataris were any good otherwise, but that’s sort of the point. It could also be called the Alien Ant Farm clause. I think Jeffrey Gaines will probably put his head through a wall if he ever has to hear someone yell “do In Your Eyes!!” at a show ever again.

That said, Limp Bizkit’s great cover of George Michael’s “Faith” never seemed to hurt them.

The Bailey Hounds are an absolutely great band, who just happen to have done two absolutely great covers. The first one, that caught fire about a year ago, was their acoustic cover of Pantera’s “Great Southern Trendkill.”

WATCH: The Bailey Hounds cover The Great Southern Trendkill

They’ve done another, which is their take on a song that will forever hold a large place in my black heart, Danzig’s “Mother.” Check it out below, then make sure you check out all the other great, original stuff from The Bailey Hounds.

Download the “Mother” cover for free, and listen to everything else they have at The Bailey Hounds website.

Check out all of their other goings on at The Bailey Hounds Facebook page.

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Loud And Local: Stream Music From The Fleeting Ends’ New Album

It’s been too long since I’ve written anything about local music on this site.

It’s been too long since I’ve written about any music at all, now that I think of it.

It’s sort of funny that when I was working in music radio, all I wanted to do was write about sports. Now that I’m writing about sports for a living, I miss being around music.

After a one tweet guilt trip from Tommy Joyner (@MilkBoyTommy), here is the first step in a renewed effort to put more music on this site.

I first discovered The Fleeting Ends during the final year of Loud and Local. They’ve got a couple of attributes that almost always appeal to me immediately; harmonies and short songs with good hooks. When you add in the ability to somehow sound like they’re from the UK even though they’re from (I think) Delco, it’s pretty much an unstoppable combination. If Billie Joe Armstrong can sound like he’s from the UK and be from the bay area, these guys can do it from around here.

If you’re looking for a “sounds like this …” sort of thing, which is usually unfair but almost always helpful, I’d say that if you ever enjoyed Blur, The Fleeting Ends would be right up your alley.

They’ve got a new album coming out on January 29th called “Our Eyes Are Peeled,” and you can stream the first four songs on the album right here:

You can preorder their new album on their Bandcamp Page.

You can follow them on Twitter @TheFleetingEnds.

You can like them on Facebook on, well, their Facebook page.

You can purchase their older material on Amazon.

And you can see them perform on Loud and Local in the videos below.

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Loud and Local Video: The Better Half “For A Moment”

Check out video of The Better Half performing an acoustic version of “For A Moment” on Loud and Local.

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Loud and Local Video: The Bailey Hounds Cover Pantera’s “The Great Southern Trendkill”

The Bailey Hounds

Let’s get one thing straight, right here, right now. The Bailey Hounds are awesome.

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Loud and Local Video: The Bailey Hounds “Along The Gallows”

The Bailey Hounds performed two songs on their big Loud and Local debut. One was a Pantera cover, and the other was the title track from their upcoming album. Read the full story

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