Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Indie Rock and (sometimes) Indy Wrestling
Bryan Danielson who's one of the few actually interesting current-era grapplers in demonstrates a move I've never even heard of - the Guillotine. While that name is Metal as fuck - what follows in the 2nd part is a song by the Kimya Dawson-led band Antsy Pants. While I'm not a huge fan of Dawson's music it is an undeniably catchy tune and there's some at least interesting stuff going on in the song. Far more than I can say for much of what's supposed to be "indie rock" these days (bands with shitty names such as STRFKR and HTRK neither of whom I'd suspect are from the former Yugoslavia).
Danielson like Dawson has worked with both the big time (WWE), the middle circut (Ring of Honor) and the indie federations (Chikara, Dragon Gate USA, and the current version of IWA). Dawson, as many know was on the Juno soundtrack and has played everywhere from 924 Gilman to arenas and even collaborated with Turd Eye Bland.
Another interesting 'lil bit is Bryan's K Records shirt 'round 3:38. K Records being the label for Dawson, Beat Happening, Tiger Trap and Jeremy Jay. While none of these are at the wrestler-rockin' level of AntiSeen they are all fine artists. And they sure beat dealing with a happy-go-lucky power-pop band called Let's Wrestle - who don't exactly make me wanna dream about fighting alongside Kevin "Prince of Darkness" Sullivan in some bizzaro world version of early 80's Florida. If you wanna learn more of these type of grappling techniques then go here.