12/20/06: Democracy Now/AT three-fer!
That's right, you can check out 3 of AT's spoken word artists- Noam Chomsky, Robert Fisk, and Howard Zinn- on today and the last 2 days of Democracy Now, hosted by Amy Goodman. All extensive excerpts of recent talks feature mp3s, transcripts, and podcast versions available for free at the links below. Dig in!
Howard Zinn on the uses of history in the War on Terror.
Noam Chomsky on Latin America, the Iraq Study Group, and more.
Robert Fisk on the Iraq Study Group and more.
Robert Fisk giving keynote address to Muslim Public Affairs Council about injustice and Muslims.
12/07/06: Credit Cards are BACK!
Our site is now repaired enough to accept new credit card orders! Now you can order on-line again via American Express, Discover, Mastercard, and Visa, as well as Paypal, money orders, international money orders, and checks drawn on US$.
All pending phone orders will be processed asap, and new orders are a go! All old credit card orders which haven't been charged yet are still on hold, sorry. Hopefully we'll get to the bottom of that soon.
Thanks for being patient, and consume consume consume!
Questions? Check out our FAQ page!
12/04/06: Dirk Dirksen Memorial Sites
Here are some cool sites about Dirk Dirksen, the Pope of Punk!
Memorial Message Board
HEAR memorial auction
12/02/06: Dirk Dirksen Memorial Today
Dirk Dirksen, legendary San Francisco promoter and force of nature, passed away Monday night, November 20th, 2006. All of us here at Alternative Tentacles are extremely grateful that we were able to work with him and- in Jello's case- play many shows for him at the Mabuhay. Our condolences to his family and friends.
A public memorial will be held this Saturday:
Dirk Dirksen Memorial
Dec. 2, 2006 11am - 1pm
Valente, Marini, Perata & Co.
4840 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA
12/01/06: Anti-Corporate Film Festival Starts Now!
The 2006 Anti-Corporate Film Festival runs from tonight, December 1st, through Sunday December 3rd at the Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th Street (at Mission Street, across from BART), San Francisco, CA.
Who said an anti-corporate film festival has to be serious, preachy, or (dare we say) boring? Well, it sure wasn't the folks organizing the CounterCorp Festival, which launches its inaugural
year with a series of movies chock full of action, intrigue,
activism, crime (real and alleged), violence, and yes, even humor.
Check out their website for ticket and show time information. Among the festival's flicks, there's "The Forest for the Trees," "PIRATE RADIO USA," "Alternative Freedom," "SEVERANCE," and "THE FUTURE OF FOOD"!
11/29/06: All 2006 releases are $2 off!
You may have noticed this already in the list of hot hot hot vinyl and compact discs on our front page, but here\\\'s the details:
To celebrate our return to internet world, we\\\'re taking $2 off of everything Alternative Tentacles released this year! From Jello Biafra to 16 Horsepower to Nardwuar to I Object to Nausea to Michael Parenti to Akimbo to The Subhumans to Disaster Strikes and on and on, until the break of dawn... Dawn, that is, of Monday December 4th 2006!
Order on-line by then, or have your postal mail order postmarked by 12/4/06 and you will be eligible for these prices!
11/28/06: We\'re Back!
Sorry for the last 13 days of Bat-Less Internet! We\\\'re back, but only partially. Right now we can only accept PAYPAL orders- but soon we\\\'ll be able to accept all of the regular credit cards we accepted before. You can always fax, phone, or mail us your credit card information if you want to place an order, or send us a money order, check, or international money order drawn on US$. All the information is on our FAQ site!
Until then, our website is Paypal only!
11/23/06: Fill your head tomorrow morning!
Tune into KALW's Your Call Radio Show for a special post-Thanksgiving broadcast of the intense new Robert Fisk cd on Alternative Tentacles/AK Press!
As you're recovering from feeding your stomach Thursday, you can feed your mind with his on-the-scene insights on the Middle East Friday morning!
11/13/06: Leftover Crack and Citizen Fish on AT and Fat!
It's official! Alternative Tentacles will release the vinyl of the upcoming Leftover Crack/Citizen Fish full-length split release on Fat Wreck Chords!
The first 7" in the LOC/CF series is also available from the AT store. Both Leftover Crack and Citizen Fish are in the midst of the Cracktoberfest 2006 US Tour!
11/07/06: RE/Search Pranksfest!
Our friends at RE/Search Publications will host two book release parties in California to celebrate the release of Pranks! 2. Both events will feature appearances by some of the pranksters featured in the book as well as screenings of rare videos and a panel discussion.
RE/SEARCH PRANKSFEST (PRANKS 2 Book PARTY)
Saturday, Nov 11, 2006, 7pm. Doors Open at 6:30, event starts promptly at 7pm.
S.F. Art Institute, 800 Chestnut St (at Jones)
$5, free admission with purchase of Pranks! 2
More info here.
Saturday, Nov 18, 2006 7-10pm. $10.
Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center
681 Venice Blvd.
More info here.
10/27/06: Mail Orders Aging like Fine Wine!
As many of you know from your own orders, a lot of fab folks are ordering the awesome new Jello Biafra spoken word cd. Thanks a ton, this is great!
However, the huge influx of orders has slowed our shipping time from 2 days turnaround to as long as 2 weeks turnaround. Please be patient!
We're really happy for your orders, but there's only one of us who's able to pack orders (us being a tiny record company). Thanks and please give us a few extra days to pack and ship your order right now. Rock on!Jesse/AT Mail Male
10/26/06: Fleshies & Florida Fest!
Starting tonight (Thursday 10/26), Oakland's own Fleshies are rockin' the kick ass Fest this weekend for up to 4 shows! Read on, gentle (and not-so-gentle) readers...
at the Skatepark of Tampa
Toys That Kill, Fleshies, Tiltwheel, Modern Machines, Off With Their Heads
4215 E Columbus Dr., Tampa, Florida
$8, all ages, 6pm
maybe a house party in Gainesville? or maybe we'll just be getting drunk?
at Abbey Road (official Fest show)
Dillinger Four, Radon, The Bomb, Fleshies
238 W University, Gainesville, Florida
$40 (pass for the fest good all weekend, see website for set times and more info...) FLESHIES PLAY THIS SHOW AT 10PM SHARP!
at Uncle Lou's
Fleshies, Racin' for Pinks
1016 N. Mills ave, Orlando, Florida
10/04/06: Sermon Live! (in your computer)
The Sermon's blazing live show is now available for free from the rockin' internet TV show Pacific Noise! Jess Headroom says ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-check it out!
09/28/06: Two shows, two coasts!
The Bat's involved with 2 awesome shows this Saturday night, one on each coast!
Here on the West Coast, San Francisco's awesome On Six Gallery hosts the Drunk Injuns, Los Olvidados, and Clay Wheels in a skate rock extravaganza!
On the East Coast, Carlapalooza is a melodic punk benefit for the MS Foundation in beautiful Secaucus, NJ! AT has donated a ton of rockin' raffle items, so show up and buy a ton of tickets! Bands include The Ergs, The Steinways, Hot Cops, The Krays, Nancy, and many more.
09/27/06: Blowfly vs. Knoxville Public Access
Is the original dirty rapper too dirty for TV?
If you live in Knoxville, TN, you can tune in to "Name of Show Here" on channel 12 and find out this Thursday, September 28 at 7:30pm. Blowfly will participate in a call-in show with the staff of Knoxville Voice.
Later in the evening, he will perform at the Pilot Light with Megalon Esquire and Brother Steve.