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BreakOut West has announced NoMeansNo as the 2015 inductees into the Western Canadian Music Hall of Fame! The band will be inducted during a ceremony at the 2015 Western Canadian Music Awards Gala, September 20 at Victoria's McPherson Playhouse. Congratulations guys!
For the full release check out the website: http://breakoutwest.ca/blog/bow-announces-nomeansno-hall-fame-inductees-2015-western-canadian-music-awards/
08/24/15: LEGENDARY SHACK SHAKERS DEBUT MUSIC VIDEO "MUD" ON NOISEY
Legendary Shack Shakers have posted their first music video from their upcoming album, "The Southern Surreal" on Noisey: Music by Vice! "Mud" is the first track to be released from the album, and vocalist JD Wilkes had this to say:
"Mud" is an anthem for good ole "Whiskey Dick", the train that once served as the drunkard's shuttle to the "wet" counties of Kentucky.
Characters abound along the way; from a clown named "Spoons" to a "Dixie Witch with a mud yurt in a ditch." (I always wanted to sneak the word "yurt" into a song.)
Check out the new video below, and be sure to pick up a copy of The Southern Surreal from Alternative Tentacles on September 11, 2015!
08/20/15: MISCHIEF BREW RELEASE NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR CITY OF BLACK FRIDAYS
Mischief Brew have released a brand new music video for "City Of Black Fridays" DIrected by Jak Kerley of SHIBBY PICTURES, filmed June 26-28 2015 in Philadelphia/Upper Darby, PA. from their latest album, THIS IS NOT FOR CHILDREN out now on Alternative Tentacles Records!
Pick up a copy at your local record store or here IN OUR STORE
08/19/15: THE DOT WIGGIN BAND IS NOW ON BANDCAMP!
Now you can STREAM and DOWNLOAD The Dot Wiggin Band's masterpiece "Ready! Get! Go!" on our bandcamp page, or below! Check it out!
08/10/15: bATcast #120: Interview with D.O.A.
Our official podcast returns with Jesse Luscious catching up with Joey "Shithead" Keithley, lead singer and guitarist of Vancouver hardcore punk legends D.O.A. a couple months back before their excellent show at Thee Parkside in San Francisco, CA!
Find us on iTunes or on our website: http://www.alternativetentacles.com/batcast.php
07/14/15: Winston Smith and Gary Floyd Art Shows!
ART SHOWS! First up we have the incomparable Winston Smith! This Friday, July 17th The Collage Museum of San Francisco Presents: Winston Smith's 17th Annual Mid-Summer Night's SCREAM Event at Grant's Tomb at 50-A Bannam Place, San Francisco CA 94133!
Featuring Handmade Collage Art by:
Hope Kroll • Miss.Printed • Michael Tunk • Dan Hartman • kidswithscissors • The Human Wreckage • Justin Angelos • Frank Morison • Bowling4Rhinos • René Apallec • Winston Smith
For more details go to www.winstonsmith.com!
Then the legendary Gary Floyd of The Dicks! At the HERCHURCH ART GALLERY at 678 Portola San Francisco, Ca. The reception will be: Sunday, August 2, 2015. 1-4pm!HERCHURCH ART GALLERY 678 Portola San Francisco, Ca. Reception: Sunday, August 2, 2015. 1-4pm!
Gary even sent a video:
07/07/15: Ani Kyd releases two solo acoustic videos in preparation for upcoming solo tour.
Ani Kyd has posted a few solo acoustic videos as she preps for her upcoming solo tour! Both tracks were recorded in her practice studio, and are from her 2005 album "Evil Needs Candy Too" on Alternative Tentacles Records.
SILVER CAGE by ANI KYD
6 CALIFORNIAN DOLLARS by ANI KYD
Check out the full album here: EVIL NEEDS CANDY TOO
07/02/15: ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES WELCOMES THE LEGENDARY SHACK SHAKERS
Alternative Tentacles is proud to announce that the infamous, explosive Southern wrecking crew The Legendary Shack Shakers are set to release their brand new album, titled The Southern Surreal, on September 11, 2015 via Alternative Tentacles Recordings. Their first release in five years, the album lands on the band's 20th anniversary, and is their Alternative Tentacles debut. In conjunction with the album release, Legendary Shack Shakers will tour across much of the United States and Europe this Fall.
The band's incendiary interpretations of the blues, punk, rock and country are all-at-once irreverent, revisionist, dangerous, and fun. Built upon a haunting, Southern Gothic theme, The Southern Surreal is a 15-track set featuring regular band members Colonel JD Wilkes (vocals, harmonica, banjo), Rod Hamdallah (electric guitar), Mark Robertson (electric and upright bass) and Brett Whitacre (drums), with guest appearances by actor/musician and long time Shack Shakers fan, Billy Bob Thornton, and Jesus Lizard guitarist Duane Denison.
Catch The Legendary Shack Shakers live in concert this Fall, when they will tour much of the continental US with Joe Fletcher in support of The Southern Surreal:
The Southern Surreal Tour
September 3 - Memphis, TN - Hi Tone
September 4- Cookeville, TN - Muddy Roots Music Festival
September 17- Nashville, TN - Americana Music Festival (official showcase)
September 18 - Phoenix, AZ - The Rebel Lounge
September 19 - Long Beach, CA - Folk Revival Festival
September 20- Rosemead, CA - Spike's
September 21- Las Vegas, NV - Bunkhouse Saloon
September 22 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah
September 24 - Lancaster, CA - Moose Lodge 1926
September 25 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
September 26 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Atrium
September 27 - Reno, NV - Singer Social Club
September 29 - Portland, OR - Dante's
September 30 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
October 1 - Boise, ID - Neurolux
October 2 - Hailey, ID - Sun Valley Brewery
October 3 - Salt Lake City, UT - Area 51
October 4 - Denver, CO - Hi-Dive
October 5 - Fort Collins, CO - Aggie Theatre
October 7 - Omaha, NE - Reverb Lounge
October 8 - Columbia, MO - Rose Music Hall
October 10 - Rockford, IL - Kryptonite Bar
Visit Legendary Shack Shakers on the web:
06/23/15: ARNOCORPS: AUGUST 2015 EUROPEAN TOUR VIDEO & DATES
The updated tour video for ArnoCorps Summer Blockbuster European Tour 2015! ArnoCorps in Europe in August! The World/Inferno Friendship Society in Europe in June and July! I hope you are all ready for this!
8/1/15 Manchester, UK
8/2/15 Dublin, Ireland
8/3/15 Belfast, Ireland
8/4/15 Glasgow, Scotland
8/5/15 Bloodstock Festival, Derbyshire, UK
8/7/15 Sheffield, UK
8/8/15 Paris, France
8/10/15 Graz, Austria
8/11/15 Vienna, Austria
8/13/15 Berlin, Germany
8/14/15 Bree, Belgium
8/15/15 London, UK
06/22/15: THE WORLD/INFERNO FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY announce European Tour Dates!
The World/Inferno Friendship Society are headed to Europe to support their brand new album on Alternative Tentacles Records, "This Packed Funeral"! Check our TOURS PAGE for more tour dates, including ARNOCORPS upcoming European tour!
Pick up a copy of their amazing brand new album "This Packed Funeral" at your local record store or at THE ALBUM PAGE
06/15/15: REALLY RED featured on AMC's "Halt and Catch Fire" Soundtrack
The AMC show Halt and Catch Fire has released a playlist of their recent soundtrack for the series...and among some other fantastic tracks, they have included Really Red's "Ain't No Time" from the "Vol. 1: Teaching You The Fear" LP and/or "Teaching You The Fear: The Complete Collection 1979-1985" double CD. Check out the playist below at Spotify:
AMC's Halt and Catch Fire "Welcome To Mutiny" Playlist on Spotify
06/02/15: Punk Rock Bowling Skateboard Deck Raffle Winner
A HUGE congratulations to Craig Haynes of Phoenix, AZ, the winner of the Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival raffle for a signed Powell-Peralta Jello Biafra skateboard deck! We would like to thank everyone who entered the raffle over the weekend and that it was great meeting you all! We'll be doing more fun contests like this and the AT Treasure Hunt in the future for sure!
For those of you who want to pick up a skateboard deck of your own, check out the 4 different styles at our website: http://www.alternativetentacles.com/search.php?search_type=featured§ion_id=5
05/19/15: MISCHIEF BREW album out JUNE 9th!
The countdown to the release of Mischief Brew's brand new full length album, "This Is Not For Children" is underway! Due to vinyl delays, the new street date is Tuesday, June 9th and we will have a preorder link up next week!
Enjoy some exclusive sneak peeks at the new album in the meantime and see what all the fuss is about!
The official music video for "O, Pennsyltucky!": https://www.youtube.com/embed/OXSfZ4Op1QU
The Razorcake Magazine exclusive stream of "No Candlesticks": http://www.razorcake.org/announcements/exclusive-stream-from-mischief-brew
The DyingScene.com exclusive stream of "Bad Heart": http://dyingscene.com/news/ds-exclusive-mischief-brew-stream-new-song-bad-heart/
05/13/15: Punknews.org EXCLUSIVE stream of "Land Of 1000 Dances"
Punknews.org has an exclusive stream of "Land of 1000 Dances" from the new Jello Biafra & The New Orleans Raunch and Soul All-Stars live album, "A Walk On Jindal's Splinters"!
Check it out AT PUNKNEWS NOW
04/22/15: bATcast #119: Stenchradio.com interviews JELLO BIAFRA
bATcast #119 is LIVE! Alternative Tentacles Records is proud to present Stig Stench of Stench RADIO Productions, who returns with his interview with Jello Biafra from www.stenchradio.com on March 22, 2015! Stenchradio.com was kind enough to lend us the interview as our latest bATcast! Enjoy!
Hear this and many other episodes of the long running AT podcast on iTunes or on our bATcast page!