Episode 239: 11/26/2023

Half Machine Lip Moves logo with ‘#239’ on it.

We’re back from our post-Halloween break! The first set consisted of tracks by local bands playing shows in the area soon. The second block was a set of new post-punk, darkwave, etc. The third block was a set of morose post-punk songs. The fourth block was a set of industrial, post-punk, etc. tracks themed around consumerism and shopping, because of Black Friday. The fifth block was a set of cold and November-y feeling tracks. Then we finished the show with a set of shoegaze, experimental, etc. tracks.

  1. Half Machine Lip Moves Introduction
  2. Vampire Police: Roxanne’s Nightie (Night of the Demos, 2023, Self-Released)
  3. Thisness: Hung (Underneath, 2023, Self-Released)
  4. Chainsaw Lassy: No Free Lunch (No Free Lunch, 2022, Self-Released)
  5. Illusionaut: Hot Traveler (Planète Magnifée: A Tribute to Failure Compilation, 2023, Bitume Prods.)
  6. Lunar Paths: Sometime Never (Sometime Never, 2023, Self-Released)
  7. Twin Tribes: Monolith (Monolith, 2023, Beso de Muerte Records)
  8. Night Nail: Narcoleptic Dream Catcher (Fates Explained, 2023, Metropolis)
  9. Bow Ever Down: Goodbye (Goodbye, 2023, Self-Released)
  10. Ghostboobss: Tight (The Pit Where Your Soul Used to Be, 2023, Self-Released)
  11. The Sea at Midnight: Orbiting Heaven (Too Close to the Sun, 2023, Self-Released)
  12. Club Moral: Lonely Weekends (Attack on Stuttgart, 1982, Club Moral)
  13. The Cure: Another Day (Three Imaginary Boys, 1979, Fiction Records)
  14. Day Room: Bomb Shelter (Day Room, 2021, Sister Cylinder)
  15. Ritual Howls: Keep Those Stones Up (Ritual Howls, 2013, Felte/Urinal Cake Records)
  16. Grazhdanskaya Oborona: Razdrazheniya (Nekrofiliya, 1987, KHOR/Moroz Records/Misteriya Zvuka/Vygorod)
  17. Generación Suicida: Aburrimiento (Con La Muerte a Tu Lado, 2013, Going Underground Records/Cut the Cord That… Records/Symphony of Destruction/Under the Radar Records/Puke N Vomit Records)
  18. Cold Showers: Crowds (Matter of Choice, 2015, Dais Records)
  19. Rotersand: Would You Buy This? (Welcome to Goodbye, 2005, Metropolis/Dependent Records)
  20. Trotsky Icepick: Don’t Buy It (Baby, 1988, SST Records/Self-Released)
  21. Storm Bugs: Window Shopping (Table Matters 7”, 1980, Loop Records)
  22. Elliott Sharp: Shopping Maul (No Age – A Compilation of SST Instrumental Music Compilation, 1987, SST Records)
  23. Hot Buttered Elves: It Ain’t Christmas (‘Til the Walmart Greeter Gets Trampled to Death) (Hypothermia, 2009, Tape Hiss Recordings)
  24. Unitcode:Machine: Buy Me Now (Themes From a Collapsing Empire, 2021, Self-Released)
  25. Ausgang Verboten: Consumer (Cold Waves + Minimal Electronics Volume One Compilation, 2010, Angular Recording Corporation)
  26. The Wipers: Window Shop For Love (Is This Real?, 1980, Park Avenue Records/Psycho Records/Weird System/Sub Pop/Jackpot Records/Zeno Records)
  27. 45 Grave: Consumers (Autopsy, 1987, Restless Records/Enigma Records)
  28. Blade Fetish: Mute (Absinthe, 1992, Tess Records)
  29. In Slaughter Natives: Media (In Slaughter Natives, 1988, Cold Meat Industry/Staaltape/Staalplat)
  30. ‘Iisnááhí: Hounds of Glory (Howl of Death, 2023, Self-Released)
  31. Atari Teenage Riot: Death Star (Burn Berlin Burn, 1997, Grand Royal/Digital Hardcore Recordings)
  32. The Cure: Cold (Pornography, 1982, Fiction Records/Polydor/A&M Records)
  33. The Veldt: Angel Heart (Angel Heart, 2023, 5BC/Little Cloud Records)
  34. Aphex Twin: Xtal (Selected Ambient Works 85-92, 1992, Apollo/R&S Records)
  35. Yuni Wa: Prosper (Prosper, 2023, Self-Released)
  36. Lycia: Autumn Moon (A Line That Connects, 2015, Handmade Birds/Projekt)
  37. Tom Fazzini: Cradle Song (Neck to Neck, 1984, A-Mission Records/Locust Music)

Local artist

Flyer for The Labyrinth’s November 2023 Full Moon Market. The text reads, “Monthly indoor vendor market. Free entry. Full Moon Market. 6-9 PM. Wednesday, November 29, 2023. At The Labyrinth, 619 South Spring Street, Little Rock, AR.”

This month’s Full Moon Market is Wednesday, November 29th, at The Labyrinth, 619 S. Spring St. in downtown Little Rock, at 6-9 PM. Here’s the descrption from a post on their Facebook page.

🌙 The time is quickly approaching to celebrate the November “Beaver” Full Moon as we slip into holiday season. We can’t wait to join together with you and celebrate local artists and artisans.

✨ We are planning some hot cider, @hastahands baked goods, and tarot by @crystal.glass11. ✨

Flyer for Vampire Police, Thisness, and Chainsaw Lassy at Vino’s. The text reads, “Vampire Police, Thisness, and Chainsaw Lassy. At Vino’s, 923 W. 7th Street (7th and Chester Streets) in Little Rock. All ages. $15 entry. Doors open at 7 PM; show starts at 8 PM.”

Vampire Police, Thisness, and Chainsaw Lassy are playing at Vino’s on Saturday, December 2, 2023. This show is all ages. Admission is $15. Doors open at 7 PM; the show starts at 8 PM. More info can be found on this Facebook event page

Flyer for Horror For the Holidays. The text reads, “Horror For the Holidays. Vendors, music, performers, beer garden, food trucks. Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 2 to 10 PM. At Dark Hearts Community, 3130 South School, Fayetteville, Arkansas.”

The NWA Gloom Collective and DJ Death Mistress are doing Horror For the Holidays on Saturday, December 2nd at Dark Hearts Community in Fayetteville. More info can be found at DJ Death Mistress’s site.

Flyer for Club Nevermore Vampire Ball on December 9, 2023. This is a private members-only event. Info on how to join can be found at clubnevermore.com .

The December edition of Club Nevermore, Central Arkansas’s monthly goth-industrial event, is taking place on Saturday, December 9, 2023 at The Labyrinth in Little Rock. This one is vampire-themed, and there will be sets by Club Nevermore’s resident DJs, plus burlesque performances by Felicity Fox. This a private, members-only event. Visit Club Nevermore’s website for info on how to join, etc.

Flyer for Retro Moderne, Brought by Shadow Transmission and Rhythm Room. The text reads, “Retro Moderne: A New Wave Dance Party. Sunday, December 17, 2023 at 7-10 PM. All ages, $10, at Vino’s, 923 West Seventh Street, Little Rock. Benefits Arkansas Community Advocates.”

The first edition of the Retro Moderne New Wave Dance Party is Sunday, December 17, at Vino’s in Little Rock.

A New Wave dance party to benefit Arkansas Community Advocates! Come out and dance to incredible music, while helping people in need this holiday season! An all ages event!

RIYL: Classic New Wave (Eurythmics, Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, etc), and the new stuff (Drab Majesty, Twin Tribes, Choirboy, etc).

We are giving 100% of proceeds to our charity

I’ll be DJing at this, along with DJ Hollow, and another DJ. More info about the event can be found on this Facebook page.

Flyer for Friday Night Frights at The Labyrinth. The December edition is a screening of Frankenstein’s Daughter, on Friday, December 29, 2023 at The Labyrinth, 619 South Spring Street in Little Rock, AR.

The December edition of Friday Night Frights at The Labyrinth is a screening of Frankenstein’s Daughter, on Friday, December 29. This is also a benefit for Arkansas Community Advocates! More info can be found on this Facebook event page.