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Raw/Nerve VS. Cult Ritual – some house in Elgin – 06.20.09

1 Raw Nerve - Ralph close up

The following nonsense transpired at a weird house show with Raw/Nerve and Cult Ritual in the northwest burbs on an uncomfortably warm summer night right by a casino that no one went to afterwards. Click on any photo to engorge it.

Raw/Nerve

2 Raw Nerve - brain storm
3 Raw Nerve - Ralph Malph
4 Raw Nerve - Ralph

Cult Ritual

5 Cult Ritual - bassist reverse hair
6 Cult Ritual - drummer
7 Cult Ritual - thrash ape
8 Cult Ritual - drummer close up

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a&o’s newest byproduct: mind-rot.com

With the new year comes a new project by the fine folks of absurdandobscure.com; a site driven by completely unoriginal content not unlike what you would find at a&o. Rather than writing new content, the new site will be a constantly updated collection of content provided by others. It is my esteemed pleasure to introduce to the world…mind-rot.com.

mind-melt

I’m excited about the new project/site/portal to nonsense that will cover the work of innumerable scourges of the Earth at as rapid of a speed as possible. There’s no reason you shouldn’t be excited about it either, especially if you frequent this poor excuse for a blog/site/sounding board of relatively disreputable schlock/sheer awesomeness.

As of today, mind-rot.com is obviously still in the process of becoming completed, but the finishing touches aren’t far off. I’ve wanted to get this thing together for months, but because of reasons too boring to go into, both the new project and a&o had to suffer. I’m sure you pulled through these past couple of months though…just a wild guess from the 13,000 views that absurdandobscure.com received last year. Speaking of, I want to sincerely thank every single person that checked this site out last year. We’re hoping things will be significantly different this year, especially when it comes to digging into the depths of the worst acting caught on film, the best hardcore bands you keep ignoring for the dumbest reasons, brain melting foreign oddities and other indescribably engaging ephemera.

So be sure to check out both sites whenever you get the chance…you never know what absurd and/or obscure stuff might get the honor of being uncovered.

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Weekend Nachos VS. Harm’s Way – Subterranean – 07.15.08

The title of the post says it all. There’s honestly not Continue reading

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Hardcore section updated

Get into it.

Comments, links, flyers and photos of shows, records and shirts are encouraged.

(The page is of course unfinished, but it looks way better than it did.)

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What’s your favorite shirt?

Pay no attention to the date on this one kids. This will be up for as long as the site is up. So if you’re reading this three months from now, I’ll still approve whatever photos you post in the comments sections of this post as long as you recognize the following stipulations:

– This is limited to shirts of hardcore or metal bands that you actually own.

– A top three is allowed if you can’t pick a single favorite.

– Embarrassing photos are highly encouraged.

– No no0dz plz.

– GO!

p.s. I actually don’t have a favorite, and haven’t bought a new shirt in years.

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These Vans Are Jamaican Me Crazy Mon!

Ninety eight dollars for a pair of Vans? Did H.R. and Co. make them themselves out of bong water, dreadlocks, and a positive mental attitude? Can you smoke them? Ughhhhhhh……….

I’m so glad that this shitty magazine was gracious enough to fill me in on something that I was wrong about all along! I had no idea that Black Flag was from Washington D.C.! For more than a decade I thought they were from THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COUNTRY. Idiots.*

…and who would pay that much for a shirt? Or that jacket? Especially with such simple designs?

Don’t get me wrong, Bad Brains are awesome. Rock For Light and the ROIR stuff is absolutely incredible, so if you don’t own either of those, you need to get them both ASAP…but do I need to blow that much money on lame Bad Brains gear? No. Does anyone? No.

*Editor’s Note: Black Flag is definitely not from D.C., they’re infamously known for being from L.A./southern California.

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