12/31/13: AT Top 10s of 2013
Alternative Tentacles family and friends provide us with their year-end wrap up lists:
Vic Bondi (Articles Of Faith)
1. Motorhead -- Aftershock
2. Jason Isbell -- Southeastern
3. Red Hare -- Nites of Midnight
4. JB/GSM -- White People and the Damage Done
5. Daria -- Daria/Office of Future Plans EP
Christian Beaulieu (Peace Creep, Anywhere, Triclops!)
1) Moving back to SF from LA.
after this order is irrelevant.
2) Lee Ranaldo introducing me to Bob Mould in SF
3) Iggy and The Stooges/Thee Oh Sees live in San Jose
4) Anywhere Olompali EP
5) Bad Antics Where did I go wrong? cassette
5) Comets On Fire live in Oakland
6) Signing to both Merge and Alternative Tentacles
7) Buying a Cat Harness/Hockey Skates
8) Jello Biafra live in Long Beach
9) Generation Loss self titled
10) Feral Ohms live in Pacifica
Jesse Krakow (Dot Wiggin Band)
10) Jeremiah Cymerman's 5049 Records Podcast
9) The Red Sox winning their 3rd World Series in less than a decade
8) Kayo Dot/Psalm Zero/Ahleuchatistas @ Bowery Electric
7) Vomit Fist live on WFMU's "Minor Music"
6) The braised chicken thigh tacos I made for my wife
5) John Cale's "Paris 1919" at BAM
4) Da Groove Commanders live on WFMU's "Miniature Minotaurs" w/ Kurt Gottshalk
3) Artie Lange "Crash & Burn"
2) Dot Wiggin Band "Ready! Get! Go!
1) The birth of my son Jacob Francis Krakow (aka JFK Jr, Jr.) on 6/29/13
Bill Davis (Dash Rip Rock)
Live shows I liked this year:
White Light Cemetery
Hymn for Her
Lost Bayou Ramblers
John The Baker
10. Neurosis on NYE to Kicker start this year off right.
9. Fucktard tour to Texas with Black Market Prophets.
8. Skate Til U Die 2013
7. #moccupy Ghoulman Sachs
6. Tankcrimes records turns 10 yrs old
5. Marge and I write new songs and perform them at the State Capitol on the indigenous day of resistance
4. Everlasting Love a new shop in SF run by Ami Lawless of Voetsek.
3. Brainoil East Coast Tour.
2. Alternative Tentacles and Powell Peralta collaborate to produce skate boards.
1. Marge and I get married and my nephew Joey Eppard sings Purple Rain and we dance.
10/02/13: Dot Wiggin Band Preview track on Pitchfork
Dot was the singer of the Shaggs and we are extremely happy that she has joined the Alternative Tentacles family.
10/01/13: ULTRA BIDÉ - NEW RECORD AND TOUR
Alternative Tentacles is excited to announce the tour dates for Ultra Bidé's 2013 Fall/Winter tour in support of their brand new CD and LP DNA vs DNA-c on Alternative Tentacles (virus 458).
Straight up skull-shattering is what comes to mind when hearing Japanese noisesters Ultra Bidé. On their first US record in over 10 years, they're hyper-energetic, relentless and fun! DNA vs DNA-c documents the trio's duel bass and drum attack, like a monster that pounds ever so thick and creamy, as if it were a custard donut cooked by Satan. Led by original Japanese punk, singer, & bassist Hide, Ultra Bidé will guide you across a complicated galaxy of sound and you're not always sure you will survive the voyage. Equally psychedelic as it is primal and fuzzy punk rock, Ultra Bidé is menacing and confident.
Ultra Bidé will be touring the USA and Canada upon the release of DNA vs DNA-c during October and November. Their legendary live sets head directly toward the stratosphere with unmatchable energy. They have got the musicianship and vigor that is clearly the work of heavy music experts. Hide's vocals drive the insane dragster that is Ultra Bidé far past the supersonic barrier, and the vivacity of the band's massive bass and drum sound will pulverize you into a pulp. These guys have been doing it since 1978 and show no signs of slowing down. Fans of the Unsane and the Amphetemine Reptile sound won't want to miss this.
08/28/13: Turn Me On Dead Man Record Release Show & Tour
TURN ME ON DEAD MAN's record release party is THIS FRIDAY at Bender's in San Francisco! On Saturday they embark on a tour of the Pacific Northwest. The dates are here: http://www.alternativetentacles.com/tours
08/20/13: Winston Smith Art Show
Grant's Tomb Gallery presents:
A Midsummer Night's SCREAM!!!
click here to see the flyer
Winston Smith's 15th Annual Art Bash
Friday, 23 August 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
GROUP SHOW Featuring the Work of 8 Artists:
*Rebecca Peters *Ronald F. Sauer *Karmene H-P Hassell * Jason Chandler *Meg Bay *Caoimhe Carty *Tiffany Pollard *Winston Smith
This is a One-Night-Only Event!
Artwork will be available for direct purchase from the artists present. Cash & Carry! (Plastic accepted too!)
Admission is Free. Light Refreshments Provided (But BYOB, if Possible.)
50-A Bannam Place ---San Francisco, Californy
(Near the Corner of Union Street and Grant Avenue in North Beach).
And have fun trippin' out to this psychedelic video from their album Technicolor Mother:
08/06/13: Turn Me On Dead Man TOUR DATES!
Turn Me On Dead Man is hitting the road with their galactic rock sound. Be sure to check them out!!!
08/25/2013 The Night Light Oakland, CA
08/30/2013 Carbone's Monterey, CA
08/31/2013 Bender's Bar & Grill San Francisco, CA
09/01/2013 Club 66 Ashland, OR
09/02/2013 Slabtown Portland, OR
09/05/2013 Johnny B's Medford, OR
09/06/2013 Brotherhood of Eagles Hall Seattle, WA
09/07/2013 TBA Portland, OR
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'.