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Gearhead Records

Gearhead Records

Official Website: http://www.gearheadrecords.com

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Gearhead Records exploded out of the gate in April 2000 and has since released some of the best punk n roll and punk around. Growing out of Gearhead Magazine, the world’s first punk rock / hot rod magazine, the label has mirrored the editorial content of quality, diversity and style. There’s something here for almost everybody, from Detroit-style rock n’ roll to new wave power-pop, from melodic punk to instrumentals… all killer – no filler!

Owners Michelle Haunold and Mike LaVella have over 40 years of music industry experience between them. They’ve done almost everything you can do in the underground, from playing in bands (Mike was in the infamous hardcore band Half Life) to DJ-ing (Michelle dj’d in college at KBVR, for Maximum Rock n Roll and more recently for UC Davis, CA station KDVS). Both have worked at record stores and for distributors, done concert promotion, booking and been music journalists (they met while writing for Maximum Rock n Roll in the 80s!).

Gearhead has expanded to include a full line of apparel, including a girl line, baby clothes (Lil’ Gearhead) and accessories. Besides the on-going production of the magazine (issue #12 has just been released) there is a 24/7 internet radio station and of course, the never-ending quest for the most kick-ass rock and punk they can find. Having had success with The Hives, The Hellacopters, New Bomb Turks and more recently, The Rock n Roll Soldiers, Million Dollar Marxists and Riverboat Gamblers, Gearhead Records is THEE tastemaker rock and punk label.

(bio from Gearhead Records)

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New Bomb Turks announce one-off Austin show
New Bomb Turks will be playing a rare show on November 12 at Red 7 in Austin, TX; support on the show will come from High Tension Wires and Grand Champeen. A Facebook event page for the gig is here. New Bomb Turks last released the Switchblade Tongues,…
2011-08-20 14:30:02

Gearhead Records fundraiser and store anniversary party this Saturday
This Saturday, November 8th Gearhead Records will host a fundraiser and one year anniversary party at their boutique record and clothing store Gearhead Records and Stuff in Woodland, CA. The free event will run from noon until 7 PM, with money from raffles and food sales to benefit the Sexual and Domestic Violence Shelter in Woodland. The event will feature local punk, country and rock'n'roll bands like Mickie Rat's Rat-O-Matic, the Pizzas, the Bathtub Gins, Rat Damage, the Bottom Dwellers, the Jim Rowdy Shot and local favorites The Losin' Streaks.…
2008-11-07 09:00:01

"Demons" / The Hellacopters
Gearhead Records has announced that Stockholm, Sweden garage punks "Demons" will accompany the Hellacopters on their final tour. Select dates will also feature the Datsuns. Click below for the…
2008-10-02 10:00:02

Gearhead signs Hellbound Glory
Gearhead Records has signed Reno, Nevada based country act Hellbound Glory. The band's new album Scumbag Country will be released by the label on April 29th. Label head Michelle Haunold discussed the band, an atypical signing for a label famous for garage punk music from bands like New Bomb Turks, the Hellacopters and the Hives. She stated "Some of the long–standing Gearhead fans might be a bit shocked when they hear this release, but when you really break it down, the band and their brand of outlaw country fits right in with the more aggressive punk…
2008-03-30 11:30:02

New Bomb Turks plan one-off show in Austin
The great New Bomb Turks have announced a one–off reunion performance in Austin, Texas at Emo's this coming May. The band explained: Hey, whaddaya know? An old pal of our's is throwing a birthday wing–ding down in Austin, TX, on May 17th, and…
2008-01-29 18:00:04

Gearhead signs The Mansfields
Gearhead Records has signed Denver, CO three piece the Mansfields. The band, formed in 1998 in Colorado Springs, is described as a "hooky cocktail mix of rock n roll, glitter, punk and rockabilly." A full length release is scheduled for February of 2008, planned to clock in at 30 minutes including the b–movie themed track "Who wants to be A Zombie Anyways?" That song will feature guest vocalist Tura Satana, the actress who played Varla in Russ Meyer's 1965 cult film…
2007-12-18 20:00:03

The White Barons and Dead City Rockers releasing split
The White Barons have just completed a song at Hyde Street Studios in San Francisco for a split 7" with the Dead City Rockers from Sweden, which will be available in the USA on Champagne and Cocaine Records, and in Sweden on A–Bomb Recordings. The White Barons will be returning to Hyde Street in January to complete recording of their sophomore album on Gearhead Records.…
2007-10-19 20:00:03

MC5's Michael Davis joins Lords of Altamont
Gearhead Records act Lords Of Altamont will soon see the departure of bassist Spencer Robinson, but they've scored quite a coup with his replacement. Michael Davis of pioneering proto-punk act the MC5 has joined the LA-based rock act as a permanent member. The band is looking start writing and get back in the studio soon. Lords of Altamont recently released their 11 song full length Lords Have Mercy via Gearhead in the U.S. and…
2007-08-20 21:40:04

Gearhead signs Bob Burns and the Breakups
Woodland, CA-based Gearhead Records has announcing the addition Steven's Point, WI's Bob Burns and the Breakups to their roster. Label CEO Michelle Haunold described the band's inital demo as having "hints of classic old '77 punk mixed with some of the trashier style rock n' roll I've been releasing." The band's first full-length release with Gearhead, Terminal Breakdown, is scheduled for release on June 27,…
2007-05-25 21:00:03

Gearhead signs the White Barons
Gearhead has signed San Francisco, California's White Barons. The label will be releasing their debut full-length release Up All Night With The White Barons on February 20, 2007. The label had this by way of description: Featuring the eye-popping psychobilly front woman Eva Von Slut, the band plays a blend of punk and rock n' roll infused with infectious backing "whoa" style vocals reminiscent of The Misfits in their heyday. Fueled by an unholy mixture of booze, drugs, and rock…
2006-11-21 22:55:03

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