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07/29/13: oh my god it's filled with stars



Check out this video from TURN ME ON DEAD MAN's last record Sunshine Suicide. If you dig it, pick up their latest slab of wax WE ARE THE STAR PEOPLE here: www.alternativetentacles.com/product.php?product=2116





07/22/13: TURN ME ON DEAD MAN - Galaxina


Check out the video for Galaxina from TURN ME ON DEAD MAN's 2nd record Technicolour Mother. Their NEW LP - WE ARE THE STAR PEOPLE is out now. Get it here: www.alternativetentacles.com/product.php?product=2116





07/15/13: Dreamchild


Check out the new video for TURN ME ON DEAD MAN's song "Dreamchild" from the BRAND NEW album We Are The Star People. Get it in your favorite record store or direct from us: www.alternativetentacles.com/product.php?product=2116





07/01/13: Missing Time
Check out "Missing Time" another space blast from Turn Me On Dead Man's new LP, We Are The Star People. It comes out next week!!! Get it NOW in our AT webshop before it's in stores July 9th. http://www.alternativetentacles.com/product.php?product=2116






06/24/13: Heart Of The Deaf
Here's "Heart Of The Deaf," another tripped out video from the NEW Turn Me On Dead Man lp We Are The Star People. Get it NOW in our AT webshop before it's in stores July 9th. http://www.alternativetentacles.com/product.php?product=2116





06/17/13: Deep Space Pollen
Here's Deep Space Pollen, the 1st video from the NEW Turn Me On Dead Man lp. Get it NOW in our AT webshop before it's in stores July 9th. http://www.alternativetentacles.com/product.php?product=2116





05/30/13: Turn Me On Dead Man
Turn Me On Dead Man's new LP, We Are The Star People is coming out on JULY 9th!!! In the meantime, enjoy Astrophobia from their first record 'God Bless the Electric Freak'.





02/27/13: Gee Vaucher and Winston Smith Art Show

Gee Vaucher (iconic art for Crass) and Winston Smith have an art show show entitled "First Impressions" at Grant's Tomb on Friday, March 15. More info here: http://winstonsmith.com/2013/02/gee/





10/16/12: Show at Winston Smith's Studio This Friday

The Helium Safari - The Astonishing Collage Art of Sean Mackaoui

Friday, October 19th 7pm-10pm

Grant's Tomb 50-A Bannam Alley, North Beach, San Francisco

With additional Montage Art by Winston Smith

Sean Mackaoui likes to cut and paste in his much-loved adopted home town of Madrid, Spain. His work has adorned newspapers and magazines (El Mundo, The Herald Tribune, Courrier International, The Sunday Times Magazine, El Canto de la Tripulacion, La Folha de Sao Paulo), dripped off posters (Centro Dramatico Nacional, Spain or Biennale du Cinéma Espagnol de Annecy, France), graced wine labels, adorned book covers, dressed up T-shirts, sold shoes, animated TV spots.... basically anywhere they let him put a collage!

He has exhibited his personal work in galleries around Europe, and occasionally pieces have been known to cross the Atlantic to the shores of the American continent. His proudest recent achievement was to be awarded an Honorary Director's roll on the board of the San Francisco Collage Centre. For more information, please visit mackaoui.com. Thank you and Gracias.

Artists will be in attendance.

Food • Beverage • Art

Free Admission

Sean Catalog Cover





07/23/12: Alexander Cockburn dead 7/21/12
We are shocked and saddened this morning- Alexander Cockburn, writer, journalist, and AT spoken word artist- passed away Saturday.

Here is Jeffery St. Clair's initial goodbye.

Here is David Price's farewell.

NY Times obituary.

Alexander Cockburn "Beating The Devil" CD.


07/02/12: WINSTON SMITH OPEN STUDIO
Winston Smith OPEN STUDIO - North Beach First Fridays - Grant's Tomb

Featuring the art of Jeff Ross from Arvada, CO. Once again Jeff Ross' Suitcase Art Tour is coming to SF. The suitcases are chocked full of paintings, collages, show posters, and photos from around the world. Prices starting at just $10! Plus a Casual Display of: Posters Prints Greeting Cards Postcards NEW WORKS & Classic Pieces by Winston Smith Give the gift of ART for Independence Day!!! Food • Art • Culture As part of North Beach First Friday's.

Friday, July 6th 6pm-9pm

AT GRANT'S TOMB

50-A Bannam Alley, North Beach, San Francisco

Map: http://mapq.st/Hvsgom


03/29/12: Debut release from Dead Ending coming May 15th!

Alternative Tentacles is proud to announce that we will be releasing the debut 5-song 12" from Chicago punk supergroup Dead Ending! Dead Ending is Vic Bondi (Articles Of Faith), Jeff Dean (The Bomb), Derek Grant (Alkaline Trio) and Joe Principe (Rise Against).

Look for the release to be stores May 15th. And if you are going to Punk Rock Bowling in Las Vegas, be sure to catch their first-ever live show on May 28th on the main stage!

Here is a preview track to get your blood flowing:

Stay tuned for more info and live dates!


01/25/12: Alternative Tentacles welcome the UNSANE to the label!!!
Legendary NYC rock powerhouse UNSANE has completed work on its long awaited new album, titled "WRECK". The seventh full length recording of the band's storied career will see a March 20, 2012 release date via Jello Biafra's Alternative Tentacles label. Recorded by the band and producer Andrew Schneider at Brooklyn's Translator Audio (Pelican, Keelhaul, etc.), "WRECK" is an unfettered burst of pent up emotions and frustrations channeled into song and an unflinching glance into a type of life others probably should not lead. From the shock and awe of the LP's lead track "Rat" and the stunningly damaged "Decay" to the doom and gloom of the heavy handed "No Chance" and through to the transcendental brainwork of "Stuck", UNSANE's "WRECK" is darkly abrasive and poetic music delivered with a fearsome intensity. A punishing, but ultimately tuneful album, realistic in subject matter and as engaging as it is abrasive, "WRECK" features UNSANE at its legendary best. Chris Spencer's vocals and lyrics positively ache with fear and loathing (resembling the sound of a man trapped in the New York Subway system) while his searing Telecaster howl and pulverizing chords wreak havoc over Vincent Signorelli's drums and Dave Curran's muscular, thick as lava bass lines. UNSANE celebrates its 20th anniversary by delivering the darkest and most personal record of its celebrated career; "WRECK" is the band's defining moment. "Making the album "WRECK" has been amazingly cathartic. Not only musically, but personally," comments Spencer. "Writing with Dave and Vincent is always great, and having been together so long made it easy to focus on what musically and lyrically would sum up this period of time. Recordings about modern urban life. The constant noise, confrontation, stress and alienation that goes with it, and the dysfunctional ways people try to deal with it. The death, drugs, attempted suicide and completely degenerative behavior of those around us really left a mark. I really was feeling like I needed to get it out of my system. There are some moments of redemption, but more often than not things did not end well. As the world population reaches seven billion it's impossible not to feel the overcrowding."


01/10/12: Alternative Tentacles Showcase!!!
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11TH Alternative Tentacles Showcase with Victim's Family, Fleshies, and Pins Of Light
at The Elbo Room 647 Valencia in beautiful San Francisco! A rock-n-roll bargain for only - $10. Hey kids - it's 21 and over.




12/24/11: Alternative Tentacles Holiday schedule
We will be closed Monday December 26, 2011 & Monday January 2, 2012, and will be closed sporadically throughout the final week of December 2011 for inventory and goofing off.

Speaking of goofing off...
Santa
Slingshot Santa


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