Monday, May 31, 2010

Back from TEJAS

CHAOS IN TEJAS this year was a blast, thanks to everyone who came out to either or both of the WASTED TIME gigs ... with all of the incredible bands, getting to play was still probably the overall highlight. So thanks to everyone who came out and had a good time.

BASTARD were insane as expected, and MARKED MEN sounded perfect. Surprises of the weekend for me I think were MORPHEME (although I only caught a few songs) and SCAPEGOAT (especially the three song gig, crushing). Seeing all of the boston bands (RIVAL MOB, WASTE MANAGEMENT, OBLITERATION, SCAPEGOAT, MIND ERASER, ETC ETC) multiple times was a pleaser as well. Plus getting to see friends from around the country and the world made for one hell of a trip. Too bad POISON IDEA sucked big time, would have been a nice way to end the weekend. Regardless, extra special thanks go out to Timmy for all of his hard work with the fest.

Slowly starting to get back into the swing of things with the label ... picked up some new releases for the webstore (new MASSHYSTERI LP, new MARKED MEN 7"), so I'm planning on an update very soon!

For new releases, nothing new to report but hopefully in a few weeks I'll have some updates.

Also ... after running GMHQ out of the same apartment for the past five years, I'm finally moving (thankfully into a way bigger apartment) next month. Unfortunately, on top of my personal affects, that's five years worth of overstock releases and distro items built up ... needless to say I have my work cut out for me. I'll probably be shutting everything down for a few weeks while I get everything moved and situated into my new digs. I might also do some long overdue inventory ... we'll see though.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

new blog ... for now

I was using blogger to update the GRAVE MISTAKE website ( but as of May 1st they took away the ability for me to do so. So as of right now, I have no way to update the actual site. Working on getting a new website done up, but I've been meaning to do a GM blog for a while now. This blog will have some label updates, but might be a catch-all for other dumb stuff.

Here's some news for now ... heading to Austin, TX on wednesday for CHAOS IN TEJAS. WASTED TIME will be playing two shows over the course of the fest ... google that shit for the infos ... if you aren't already planning on going, then you are either too stupid or too broke. Probably both.

THE LADIES record release show was last night with SOUTHSIDE STRANGLERS. Show was awesome, the EP isn't really ready yet but we got some blank label vinyl and screened some record release covers. Hope to have the real version of the 7" ready in June. It was rumored to be THE LADIES last show, but for now it's looking like a long break since they had some cool stuff planned for the fall that they will hopefully still do. SOUTHSIDE STRANGLERS just put out a new 7" on Fashionable Idiots and I love it. You should buy it or download it or something.

It looks like GOVERNMENT WARNING is in fact still a band after all, we will be playing Best Friends Day here in Richmond this August with NOFX, NECROS, WEIRD AL, and some other special guests. As of now this will be our first show since last December ... there might be more or this might be it, who knows?

DEEP SLEEP LP is currently in the hands of STEPHEN EGETRON for mastering, still hoping for a summer release ...

BAD ADVICE 7" is finally finished ... TONY BITCH laid down the vocals a couple of weekends ago (only took him a year and a half) but it came out awesome and I'm excited that the record will actually see the light of day. This will be a split release with TENSION HEAD records, run by former Grave Mistake intern Handsome Phil Matthews. If you have questions about this record, please direct them to Phil at ... he loves questions.

I guess that's it for now ... here is a live track of WASTED TIME covering The Abused's LOUD AND CLEAR last weekend. Recording courtesy of JEEBS.