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Re: Buy this record: Helms Alee - Night Terror

Postby Rimbaud III on Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:35 pm

I've been listening to this record on repeat for the last two weeks. It really is pretty good. That opening track slays.
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Re: Buy this record: Helms Alee - Night Terror

Postby J. Burns on Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:57 pm

The Police Teeth musical group was fortunate enough to share a bill with Helms Alee last weekend. It was my second time seeing them. They were very good. Good enough to remind me to look in the "H" section when I visited my girlfriend at the record store today.

Holy shit, dude. This is a great record.

If I said that it reminded me of a metal version of the Breeders, would that be a bad comparison?
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Re: Buy this record: Helms Alee - Night Terror

Postby starbird on Sat May 30, 2009 4:45 pm

J. Burns wrote:If I said that it reminded me of a metal version of the Breeders, would that be a bad comparison?


Lord knows I love me some Breeders. Actually, I think that is an excellent comparison although I am still wary to call Helms metal - I don't know why, I just can't do it. Loud? Yes. Heavy? Yes. But I can't quite give them the metal tag. I can't get enough of Helms Alee. I'm going to see them once again tonight and I know I won't be disappointed. Not only are they a stellar band, they are one of the nicest bands I've ever met. They give the Blind Shake a run for their money.
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Re: Buy this record: Helms Alee - Night Terror

Postby tallchris on Sat Jul 18, 2009 2:29 pm

Saw HA again last night. They played some new material that is both more melodic and more brutal than what they've released so far. Ben was rocking out more than I've seen him do since Harkonen.

Such a great band, and nice people to boot.
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Re: Buy this record: Helms Alee - Night Terror

Postby Gabry on Sat Jul 18, 2009 3:04 pm

I listened to Night Terror because of this thread. Great album. I still need to buy it to be honest, but I will. Great tip! Thanks!
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Re: Buy this record: Helms Alee - Night Terror

Postby fishingrhod on Sun Jul 19, 2009 3:54 am

tallchris wrote:Saw HA again last night.


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Re: Buy this record: Helms Alee - Night Terror

Postby owen on Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:55 pm

thanks to the "Traynor whats on Ebay" thread I got to hear this band. I am totally digging it. So goood. Want to buy the peach vinyl now.
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Re: Buy this record: Helms Alee - Night Terror

Postby petercobber on Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:29 pm

Stuff on the myspace reminds me of Zeni Geva. That ain't a bad thang, no sir.
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Re: Buy this record: Helms Alee - Night Terror

Postby evanrowe on Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:43 pm

Holy crap. Missed this the first time around. Thanks!

NOTE: Who knew Ty Webb was in this band?
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Re: Buy this record: Helms Alee - Night Terror

Postby eephour on Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:40 am

Um, yeah, it looks like they're finally coming out east and playing with the motherfucking Young Widows.

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9/04 Pittsburgh, PA @ 31st Pub w/ Young Widows
9/05 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie w/ Young Widows
9/06 Brooklyn, NY @ Cake Shop w/ Young Widows
9/07 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop w/ Young Widows
9/08 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen w/ Young Widows
9/09 Miluwaukee, WI @ The Borg Ward
9/11 Bismarck, ND @ Project Noise
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Re: Buy this record: Helms Alee - Night Terror

Postby cneutron on Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:56 am

I don't think of them as a metal band at all.
Just one of my favorite bands currently playing music, that's all.
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Re: Buy this record: Helms Alee - Night Terror

Postby starbird on Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:53 am

cneutron wrote:I don't think of them as a metal band at all.


I don't either. Not sure why they get lumped in to that. I mean they're loud and somewhat noisy, but metal? Not really.

I can't say enough about Helms Alee. I've seen them live many, many times and have had them on several shows that I've booked and they are one of my favorite bands. Not only is their music unique and rad, but they are some of the coolest humans ever. I'm pretty sure there is nobody nicer than Ben Verellen.

They just played a new song at the show I did on Friday and it was killer!

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Re: Buy this record: Helms Alee - Night Terror

Postby fishingrhod on Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:01 am

starbird wrote: I've seen them live many, many times

lend me your eyes. i'll pay the postage and you'll get them back i promise.

edit: and your ears. gosh i am such a dunderhead.
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Re: Buy this record: Helms Alee - Night Terror

Postby starbird on Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:11 am

fishingrhod wrote:
starbird wrote: I've seen them live many, many times

lend me your eyes. i'll pay the postage and you'll get them back i promise.
edit: and your ears. gosh i am such a dunderhead.


Where do you live? I'm dumb and can't figure it out from your profile. I'm trying to figure out of there's a snowball's chance in hell they'll come to your town before plucking out my eyes....
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Re: Buy this record: Helms Alee - Night Terror

Postby fishingrhod on Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:43 am

starbird wrote: Where do you live? I'm dumb and can't figure it out from your profile.

you are not dumb and it is a little odd looking.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swansea

well i don't live anywhere near it but it's our local city. 70 or so miles further west be i. standing on top of a 10 mile pole on a clear day i can see Newfoundland.
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Re: Buy this record: Helms Alee - Night Terror

Postby jss on Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:29 pm

Terrific band, terrific record.
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Re: Buy this record: Helms Alee - Night Terror

Postby J. Burns on Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:34 pm

MrFood wrote:Helms Alee and Young Widows are the Metallica and Slayer of the present-day American underground.

Can't decide which one's which though...


Does that make Coliseum Anthrax or Megadeth?
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Re: Buy this record: Helms Alee - Night Terror

Postby mr.arrison on Sun Aug 01, 2010 4:33 pm

brooklynvegan wrote:HELMS ALEE - 2010 TOUR DATES
Jun 25 2010 The Comet Tavern Seattle, Washington, US
Aug 23 2010 Neumo's Seattle, WA
Aug 24 2010 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, OR
Aug 25 2010 TBA Arcata, CA
Aug 26 2010 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA
Aug 27 2010 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Aug 31 2010 Burt's Tiki Lounge - Albuquerque, NM Albuquerque, New Mexico
Sep 3 2010 Louisville, KY - Z bar*
Sep 4 2010 Pittsburgh, PA - 31st Pub*
Sep 5 2010 Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie*
Sep 6 2010 Brooklyn, NY - Cake Shop*
Sep 7 2010 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop*
Sep 8 2010 Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen*
Sep 9 2010 The Borg Ward - Miluwaukee, WI Miluwaukee, WI
Sep 10 2010 TBD - St. Paul, MN St. Paul, MN
Sep 11 2010 Project Noise - Bismarck, ND Bismarck, North Dako, US
Sep 13 2010 TBD - Missoula, MT Missoula, MT
* w/Young Widows


Anyone else going to the Philly show?
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Re: Buy this record: Helms Alee - Night Terror

Postby tallchris on Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:33 pm

I just saw them again for the fifth or sixth time last weekend.

The new stuff they are playing is AMAZING. I highly recommend you go to these shows, as this band is truly on fire right now.
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Re: Buy this record: Helms Alee - Night Terror

Postby cneutron on Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:45 pm

tallchris wrote:I just saw them again for the fifth or sixth time last weekend.

The new stuff they are playing is AMAZING. I highly recommend you go to these shows, as this band is truly on fire right now.

I am heartbroken... HEARTBROKEN, that I am going to miss them in SF again.
They really are one of my favorite bands right now, and I'm considering making the drive to Arcata the night before.
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