August 30, 2007

A Pro Hockey Player, a Noise Label, a Dream Realized: Boyd Devereaux grows tired of the usual Nickelback and Bon Jovi pre-game pump up jams and begins surreptitious nightly excursions into the underground psych and noise scenes, which will lead him to found his own record label.

posted by qbert72 to culture at 09:09 AM - 6 comments

I always thought pro athletes were good candidates for modern day patrons of the arts. I guess a first step for them is to realize their own art isn't worth much. And man, what better music to get you in the mood for a hockey game than a 15-minute sludgefest by Sunn O)))?

posted by qbert72 at 09:13 AM on August 30, 2007

Anson Carter has his own label too. It too is a bit divergent from the arena rock genre, no?

posted by Spitztengle at 11:22 AM on August 30, 2007

qbert, that JV track was god awful!!! I had no idea. blech :p

posted by Spitztengle at 11:23 AM on August 30, 2007

Carter's Big Up looks like more than a label. According to the About page, their mission is "to become the most recognized and respected portfolio of urban lifestyle brands." A bit too marketese/FUBUesque for my taste, but I'm happy to learn about more pro athletes involved in culture.

posted by qbert72 at 12:54 PM on August 30, 2007

Carter's Big Up looks like more than a label. Actually, it looks like a punchline. The propogation of wannabe entrepreneurs is staggering. I blame Jay Z. Hova - stop hurtin' 'em so bad.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 03:48 PM on August 30, 2007

If you're looking for something a little different and are into really dissonant noise/metal check out this label. It currently puts out the Melvins new stuff (and some back catalog stuff) and is co-founded by my most favoritist singer ever, Mike Patton.

posted by HATER 187 at 08:11 PM on August 30, 2007

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