VIDEO FEED: The BRIDES at Beat Kitchen 2001

by Gene Abnormality

posted Friday May 3rd, 2024

“Mid-90s… stumbling about sloshed on as much cheap beer as I could drink… The times had turned from bands covering the Sonics to the Dead Boys/Pagans Midwest Killed By Death axis. Fast, real punk was IN and it felt good. Loli & Chones, Problematics, Registrators, Rip Offs, Reatards, Teengenerate… so many good bands killing it, but none that hit as hard me as The Brides. Snotty no-frills Midwest punk like it should be played- desperate, mean, frantic, fast and perfect. The legitimate heirs to the Pagans/Dead Boys/Zero Boys highest punk honors. Amazing live and on record – not always the ...

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BREAKING SOUNDS: Gentilesky "In The Flesh"

by Slick Predicament

posted Sunday Dec 10th, 2023

Tighter than nails, and with an irascibly bleak swagger, this indefinably irresistible female-fronted Sardinian/Istanbul supergroup with members of The Rippers, Love Boat, Maggot Madness, Haywire Desire and Poster-iti is just what your witch’s doctor ordered. Lightning-fast bass-blast rhythms intertwined with uncontrollable surges of anguished vocals from one Yaprak Kirdok, one of the best new vocalists you haven’t heard yet. Sounds of regional UK compilation cuts from ’79-80 seep in, and a blistering byproduct of invigorating post-punk cultural complexity pours back out, showering you with cuts of paranoid precision and an ever-growing intensity that seems to loom behind each passing track. ...

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EXHUMED: THE KIDS with Johnny Depp (1982)

by Gene Abnormality

posted Friday Oct 13th, 2023

Did you know actor JOHNNY DEPP was part of the punk/new wave scene in Florida in the early 1980s? Sure enough, Depp and his first band The Kids gigged around Miami & South Florida punk venues in the early-mid 80s before departing for LA and joining the Rock City Angels, one of the later 80s coulda-been contenders. The majorly under-the-radar South Florida punk & new wave scene of the late 70s-80s is covered extensively in the new upcoming book release PUNK UNDER THE SUN - '80s Punk and New Wave In South Florida by Joey Seeman and Chris Potash, shipping ...

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EXHUMED: Screaming Urge BUY LP (1980)

by Beck Teria

posted Wednesday Sep 20th, 2023

“Homework” was an earth-shaker the first time I heard it. Blasting off the sketchy CD-R on the Hyped2Death volume of Homework Volume 1: American DIY R-T, it defined frantic punked-out power pop from the Midwest. In such great company on those comps, sometimes the tracks seemed to seep into each other, yet Screaming Urge seemed to consistently dig itself deeper, standing out and don’t forget, they named their entire SERIES after that invigorating cut! Columbus, Ohio, in the late 1970s had an incredible cast of characters running around Mr. Brown’s, Crazy Mama’s and such. Tommy Jay, Mike Rep, Ron House, ...

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TRACK PREMIERE: BURNT ENVELOPE - "Nothing To Do" b/w "Something To Do"

by Sue R. System

posted Wednesday Jun 7th, 2023

There really isn’t much you can do to prepare yourself for something as profound as Burnt Envelope. Punk this “pure” has to be fake these days, or does it? We stumbled upon this band (or is it high concept performance art?) the old fashioned way, on a podcast while being quarantined for a global pandemic, and its charm and impressively brazen lack of luster wiggled its way deep inside the Hozac brain trust, big time. Starring the eternally optimistic Anthony Pasquarosa (formerly of Weeping Bong Band, Frozen Corn, Gluebag, etc), the Burnt Envelope concept is very easy to swallow, and ...

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BREAKING SOUNDS: The Rubs "Here In My Dream"

by Janet Orr

posted Friday Dec 2nd, 2022

Oh how we’ve missed The Rubs, let us count the ways! One of the finest of Chicago’s last wave of rock’n roll resuscitation of the late 2010s, who uprooted the whole project for greener pastures in Kansas City, MO, yet still continues to churn forth incredible hooks by the bucket-load, no matter where they land. Here we have the anxiously awaited third long-player, Dust – still entirely written, composed, and performed by the one-man-army that is Joey Rubbish, and still creating those invigorating waves of euphoria you’ve come to know and love from this essential hit-machine. After settling ...

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VIDEO FEED: Revelons Live at CBGB 1980

by Beck Teria

posted Thursday Dec 1st, 2022

The Revelons are known to punk provocateurs one of the best “lost bands” of the CBGB era who simply released one earth-moving 7” single on Ork Records in 1979, didn’t get signed to a major, and shuffled back into the shadows of an ever-growing scene. Fronted by Gregory Lee Pickard, the band dug into the trenches of New York City’s seedy Bowery life and were frequent players alongside most of the top-tier punk bands of the time, becoming mainstays at not only CBGB but Mudd Club, Danceteria, Hurrah’s and Max’s as well as incorporating a rotating cast of members that ...

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VIDEO PREMIERE: SNIPER (pre-Ramones) 1973

by Gene Abnormality

posted Wednesday Jan 12th, 2022

So we've ALL been anxiously waiting anything, and I mean ANYTHING from the near-mythical pre-RAMONES band SNIPER, fronted by Jeff Hyman (Joey Ramone you pedestrian), and now that glorious day has finally come. Just today a Spanish Youtube account posted a SNIPER video from a public-access broadcast of a NYC show called Underground Tonight, featuring this INCREDIBLE video by SNIPER. Literally drop everything and watch NOW. 1973, New York. America was at such a turning point and punk as we know it was just around the corner, but in this "golden hour" before the safety pins and razor blades took ...

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TRACK PREMIERE: Velveteen Rabbit "Star In The Making"

by Gene Abnormality

posted Friday Sep 13th, 2019

There’s a secret world of stylish glam pop music most people will never encounter, the stuff dreams are made of, and with very limited access to outsiders. Modern execution is barely ever fruitful in this realm, yet there are still a few droplets of liquified genius that seep out of the cracks from time to time, and Velveteen Rabbit (ex-members of The Jeanies) have that special something in spades. A sparkling debut so glaring in its brilliance and pomp, it’s almost reaching levels of absurdity, but yet always remains tactfully cognizant. Building on the flashy and ...

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EXHUMED: The Anemic Boyfriends 7"

by Richie Dagger

posted Tuesday Jul 9th, 2019

Here we are with the official reissue of the incredible, unforgettable, and oh so elusively un-comped Anemic Boyfriends, one of the only punk movements of such power and grace from the fair state of Alaska that can come to any stretch of the mind. Lead by the inimitable Louise Disease, The Anemic Boyfriends’ uber-punk classic “Fake I.D.” is one of the most riveting, jarring, and arresting TEEN PUNK blasts you will EVER hear, and you will NOT forget it. As the title track from their second 7” single released in 1981 on Red Sweater Records, “Fake I.D.” is not just ...

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TRACK PREMIERE: The Reaction "The Kid's Arrived" (1979)

by Maxim Burmaladur

posted Wednesday Nov 14th, 2018

It’s been said innumerable times, but really try to imagine the shock to popular western culture known as punk rock on a global scale in a pre-nternet world. Information and trends traveled and mutated incomparably to that of today. Major cities with their individual character and long history of rock ’n’ roll laid claim to a bold new era with full embrace both sonically and visually; it was a fast moving storm that had the music industry grappling to keep up with the massive new wave of independently produced music. In smaller places however, punk was a loosely defined ‘no ...

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TRACK PREMIERE: Des Demonas "Bay of Pigs"

by Gene Abnormality

posted Thursday Oct 4th, 2018

Washington DC band Des Demonas have exploded into the national consciousness with a debut LP on In The Red a few months back, and they're not letting up now. We've got the world premiere of their latest single "Bay of Pigs" streaming here today, as diseased organ-soaked and fizz-drenched as it can get. If you couldn't tell already, sometimes a song is just tailor-made for VoT, and "Bay of Pigs" keeps it real with it's pounding chorus "Living like a Victim of Tiiiiiime" so naturally this works on many levels. Featuring a guitar player from Kid Congo & ...

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TRACK PREMIERE: VECTOR COMMAND "Ports of Venus" (1983-84)

by Major Overload

posted Monday Jun 25th, 2018

When it comes to post-punk from 1st wave 70s punk bands, there are many great examples of how the nihilism of 1977 translated into the 80s, yet from a band as important as CRIME was to the 1970s, it's remarkable that until now, there haven't been any strong connections to the next wave. Introducing VECTOR COMMAND, a 2-man dark synth punk outfit from San Francisco circa 1983-84 with an ominous new direction from their CRIME personas that's got to be heard to be believed. Featuring Johnny Strike and Joey D'Kaye, VECTOR COMMAND is about as far from CRIME's ...

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BREAKING SOUNDS: Velveteen Rabbit "Mind-Numbing Entertainment"

by Janet Orr

posted Tuesday Mar 20th, 2018

As sad it was to hear about the demise of The Jeanies, by far NYC’s most addictive power pop band of the last half decade, we’re happy to announce their re-emergence as Velveteen Rabbit, now with far more polish and panache and pushing the boundaries of glam pop to unimaginable levels of euphoria. Whereas The Jeanies had a more ragged American pop feel like early Tom Petty meets Gentleman Jesse, Velveteen Rabbit are pure gloss & glam and far more fey, yet no less ferocious. Far less flavor of The Fevers here and more aligned with ...

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RIP: David Peel - NYC Legend / Punk Icon

by Todd Mayberry

posted Sunday Apr 9th, 2017

I wish I could say something profound in memory of David Peel. If there was a Brain Lapse #2, he would have been interviewed along with Giorgio Moroder (the bubblegum years), the October Cherries guys, and the Hudson Brothers. But now David’s dead. It speaks volumes that Peel is completely unknown outside of counterculture circles. As an artist, he was dismissed and ignored. The Trouser Press Record Guide could have squeezed him in between their entries for the Pedaljets and Pegboy … but they didn’t. The 1300+ page All Music Guide to Rock omitted him in print between Ann Peebles ...

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VIDEO FEED: 'Cracked Actor' Bowie Tour 1974

by Todd Killings

posted Tuesday Jan 12th, 2016

Sometimes our pillars of Rock'n roll crumble a little too close to each other and it sends those of us overwhelmed with their life force to face the task of mourning someone we never got to meet, yet had such a profound effect on our happiness. David Bowie's dramatic exit left everyone crushed, it wasn't the same with Lemmy Kilmister last week as most people had known of his current bad health conditions, but Bowie kept his cancer under wraps, and maybe that's why it's sending such waves through the rock'n roll underground, as well as the mainstream. But sometimes ...

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SUNDAY MATINEE: Terror On Tour (1980)

by Todd Killings

posted Sunday Dec 20th, 2015

Here we are, Finally! The elusive punk-shock-rock classic Terror on Tour is back in full, streaming right here uninterrupted, and ready to drop jaws across the land. Since we took a trollop through the bloody snow with last year's Christmas horror collection, it's time to give you what you REALLY WANT, and boy does Terror on Tour deliver. Played by actual Chicago area power pop band The Names who were one of the first bands released on the Cary Baker's seminal Chicago label Fiction Records, but here in disguise, they are known as The Clowns, and someone is claiming they ...

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