Niklas Oliver is who I like to kid is “the booking agent to the stars.” He’s one person that can entertain me with his own posts so of course, we wanted his input because for the past 15 years I’m sure, like Dorothy and Alice, he’s seen some shit. With a working roster of artists like Sole, Onry Ozzborn, Milo, Awol One, Ecid and many others, his stories can be colorful. It’s only fitting that we get his Best of 2016 now that the year is over.
1. Death of our Musical Heroes
4. Witch Hunt on DIY
5. Corey Feldman’s Song/Video
Top 5 Albums…..
4. Pat the Bunny & Ceschi- Split 12″
Two of the most respected artists in the underground. One is a folk punk hobo turned career professional (no hate, hope youre loving life Pat) in Pat the Bunny and the other is a multi faceted martyr of the indie rap world known as Ceschi Ramos, founder of Fake Four Inc. The gentlemen released a vinyl only split 12″ album in 2016 and I tell you for the Ceschi songs featured on the album alone, it deserves ranking on this here list. We finally get an official release of one of my favorite Ceschi tunes ‘Prison Sporks’ which has become a live staple this year at the zillion gigs he’s played. I’m always front and center screaming this one at his shows. Another long time fan and live fave ‘Black+White+Red All Over’ makes the album along with precious deep cut ‘All Dogs Go to Heaven’. All i can say is don’t sleep on side B, Pat the Bunny’s music translates way better in a live setting with a sold out room of hundreds of kids singing along but the songs featured here will pull you in and hopefully serve as a paperweight until he decides to pick up a guitar again.
5. Nacho Picasso – Anti Hero Vol 1
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