This is super cool. Jello Biafra recently appeared on Fuse.TV in their "Crate Diggers" series. He gives a tour of his massive vinyl collection.
In the collection are albums by OFF!, Heino, and some super obscure records. Biafra also gives us some background about the art of the Dead Kennedys records. Additionally, he talks about his love for the early classics, including Creedence Clearwater Revival, Blue Oyster Cult, Hawkwind, and of course, The Stooges. He also pets his cat.
You can click read more to watch the two part video.
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This week on the Punknews Podcast, John Gentile and Adam White talk about the things that really matter, like John Lydon from the Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd. playing King Herrod and this weekend's Record Store Day festivities. We also chat about upcoming music and releases from Banner Pilot, World / Inferno Friendship Society and Cheap Girls. There's also shows to consider from Devo and the Constantines. We also spin some music from The Beverleys and Workhorse III.
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England's The Tuts have released their second EP, titled Time To Move On. The EP is available via the band's Bandcamp page. The Tuts also have a few tour dates planned. You can click Read More to see dates.
Posted by johng on Friday, April 18, 2014 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
Late last night, a black cat creeped into the Punknews office and gave us some inside info about the last show of World/Inferno Friendship Society's latest mini-tour.
The show is on April 19 at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn and Iron Chic will be supporting. According to the band, the show will be special because they'll be playing some songs from their upcoming album, This Packed Funeral, including one song that hasn't yet been released in any form. Additionally, the band will be selling rare releases, including recently re-discovered first pressings of their first album, Bridgewater Astral League as well as Red-Eyed Soul.
Although said black cat didn't make any mention of it, we note that the show conspicuously takes place on Record Store Day and even more conspicuously, is almost exactly 183 days, or one equinox, from the date of the band's annual Hallowmas concert. You can click read more to stream World/Inferno's two newest singles.
Crosses (), the synth-ish band featuring Chino Moreno of Deftones, are going on tour this May. Check out the dates after the jump.
Andrew Jackson Jihad have released a new tune called "Linda Ronstadt," named after the famous singer and front woman of the Stone Poneys. The track is from Christmas Island which is out May 6th through SideOneDummy Records.
Stay tuned for some cool AJJ content at Punknews and in the meantime, you can listen to the new tune after the jump.
La Sera has released a new single from their upcoming Hour of the Dawn album. It's called "Running Wild." Sadly, it's not a Judas Priest cover, but happily, it's a real kicker!
You can hear that jam by clicking read more.
Posted by johng on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 8:00 PM (EDT)
In 1993, the Federal Government blasted high volume, cacophonous, screeching noises at a compound in Waco, Texas in order to drive gun toting Branch Davidians out from their barricade. Dwid Hellion heard a clip of those wretched, painful, abject sounds on CNN and thought to himself, "I could do better than that."
Despite also fronting metal legends Integrity, Hellion immediately created the Psywarfare project, a mostly studio affair which found Hellion pushing sound to oppressive extremes for the purpose of selling the recordings to the government to use as psychological weapons against fortified targets. Although Hellion didn't end up making a sale, he continued with Psywarfare and every so few years, massive, bizarre sound recordings would appear in the underground trading circuit.
This Record Store Day, Hellion is releasing The Exotic Sounds of Psywarfare on A389 records, which finds him merging his own dark, ominous sounds with the organic music of the Pacific rim. Recently, features editor John Gentile spoke with Hellion about Psywarfare, the abstract attributes of homemade instruments and "how" to listen to noise music.
Adam E. back today with three new reviews. In digging through the Punknews reviews database, I recently discovered that in our long, storied history, no one has ever submitted a review of MC Hammer's classic Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em. Someone get on that.
Today's reviews are:
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Night Birds, that rough and rowdy surf-music-influenced band is going on a fairly extended tour. They'll be traveling across Europe and the USA.
You can click read more for those dates.
The modern incarnation of Black Flag, FLAG (the band comprising of former Black Flag members) and former Black Flag vocalist Henry Rollins, have settled their lawsuit. The details of the settlement are confidential, but according to Black Flag's attorney, ""Flag gets to be Flag, and Black Flag as it is presently known continues to be Black Flag."
The basis of the suit was that the Greg Ginn led Black Flag, which recently fired vocalist Ron Reyes, was suing FLAG and Henry Rollins for trademark infringement, as well as violation of a settlement agreement previously signed between SST records and FLAG bassist Chuck Dukowski. The case was not, as many sources reported, a copyright issue. Punknews followed the whole "summer of Black Flag" fairly closely and you can click read more for some of our stories following both bands.
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