TKO Records


TKO Records is an independent record label based in Huntington Beach, California. The label was founded in San Francisco, California in the late 1990s by Mark Rainey. TKO Records has released over 200 titles by underground Punk rock bands from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy and Japan, as well as organized many tours and festivals for the label's artists. TKO Records has also worked with several other independent record labels, co-releasing and distributing titles from Ken Casey's (of Dropkick Murphys) Flat Records, the Templars (band)'s Templecombe Records and the Stitches' Vinyl Dog Records. In 2007, after celebrating the label's tenth anniversary, TKO Records opened a record shop in Huntington Beach, California.

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Poison Idea
To coincide with the kickoff of their forthcoming reissues on TKO Records, influential hardcore outfit Poison Idea have announced a short run of West Coast dates beginning in mid-October. The first in the series will be Darby Crash Rides Again: The Early Years, an LP featuring some of PI's earliest recordings from 1981-1984, including previously unreleased material. The packaging…
2011-08-30 12:30:02

Channel 3 to release 1981 Demos on limited LP
Plans have been unveiled for a new release from early SoCal punk outfit, Channel Tree. TKO Records will compile the band's original 1981 demos are collected on a limited 13-track LP. These are the recordings that gained the band the attention of Posh Boy Records' Robbie Fields. Included are songs that became CH3 classics, previously unreleased tracks, and a Who cover. The release is limited to 1,000 copies on purple & white vinyl. Includes CD…
2009-09-16 09:00:01

Krum Bums to release EP at the end of September
Austin, Texas' Krum Bums are set to release a new EP at the end of the month. S.O.S. will see the light of day via TKO Records and Crawlspace Recprds on September 29th. The title track from the EP can be streamed over at MySpace.…
2009-09-09 11:00:01

The Germs / Krum Bums
The Germs and Krum Bums are headed out for a US tour beginning in…
2009-05-14 10:00:01

Lower Class Brats / Vice Squad
Lower Class Brats and Vice Squad will be touring the US together beginning in mid-June. Following that run, Lower Class Brats will head to Europe in August for three weeks of dates.…
2009-05-13 10:30:01

Shooting at Lower Class Brats show in San Antonio, TX
Lower Class Brats posted a comment about a shooting which took place at one of their shows: We would like to send out their most sincere regards to the victim and the family of this terrible act of mindless violence. We don't need this in our scene. According to a local news report, the shooting happened after the show about 1:30 a.m. outside the Rock Bottom Tattoo Bar. The shooting was motivated by a "man upset that his girlfriend was roughed…
2009-02-10 18:00:01

Hatepinks (USA)
Marseilles, France's The Hatepinks have announced US tour dates up and down the west coast. The band last released Tete Malade / Sick in the Head in 2007 through TKO…
2008-12-30 14:00:01

Thrasher Magazine announces Dirty Devil Race to Hell tour
Long-running skateboard magazine Thrasher has announced the Dirty Devil Race to Hell tour. The bill will feature Throw Rag, Lower Class Brats, Roger Miret and The Disasters, Static Thought and Viva Hate. The Tour will feature a 14 band, all day festival show in LA on September 20th, adding Mike V's…
2008-08-13 18:00:03

GBH / Krum Bums
GBH and Krum Bums will be hitting the road together. Along the way, Krum Bums will also be headlining some dates on their own. The Krum Bums recently graced the cover of the Austin Chronicle and were notably named "Best Punk Band of 2008" at the Austin Music Awards. They will be releasing S.O.S. on TKO…
2008-07-16 09:00:02

New TKO documentary "Punk Off!" debuts online
A new, six-part documentary about Huntington Beach, CA based TKO Records has made it's first appearance online through the video website Vimby. The series will be updated weekly. You can find the first episode here, or…
2008-07-14 15:00:03

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