04/18/11: A.T. bands on tour... the season begins
As the weather warms up, bands are hitting the road, nationally and internationally.
Europa is hot right now! LUDICRA and THE BELLRAYS are currently crisscrossing Europe. SLIM CESSNA'S AUTO CLUB begin their European tour April 28. RATOS DE PORAO do some European shows April 21-30.
Back in the states, CITIZEN FISH will get the West & Southwestern U.S. dancing starting May 12. And DASH RIP ROCK continue their never ending tour of Southern bars & casinos that no other A.T. band would be welcome in, playing somewhere way below the Mason-Dixon practically very weekend. GIT SOME haven't announced dates yet, but are currently organizing an East Coast tour. If you're a booker reading this, book them!
Last, but certainly not least, JELLO BIAFRA & THE GUANTANAMO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE play Northern California shows April 20-23, play in Las Vegas April 29-30, and have a record release party coming up soon to be announced. Come June, they head to Europe themselves for a month of touring.
Click on our TOUR page for details about dates. We post new dates when we get word of them.
04/01/11: Jello Biafra endorsed for mayor by San Francisco Bay Guardian!
The SF Bay Guardian endorses Jello Biafra for Mayor of SF!
03/01/11: Application period for job is closed!
Good luck to everyone who applied. Carry on, nothing more to see here!
02/20/11: We are hiring!
Alternative Tentacles is hiring for a Promotions Coordinator. All of the details are here.
Inquiries about the position will only be accepted at the 2011job at alternativetentacles.com e-mail. All other inquiries will be ignored.
02/02/11: Pasazer CD Compilation
Our friends at the Polish punk magazine Pasazer not only put Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine on the cover of Issue 27, they also included a CD sampler of Alternative Tentacles songs from recent releases! The artists included are Subhumans Canada, Amebix, Ratos De Porao, Alice Donut, Triclops!, Articles Of Faith, Pansy Division, Cross Stitched Eyes, and many more jammed onto one piece of plastic. Pick up a copy if you can!
01/20/11: AMEBIX Announce New Album Title & Release Date
The darkest hour is upon us. The legends have returned. AMEBIX, one of the best-loved and most influential bands in heavy music, have spent the last two years working towards this, a defining moment in heir storied career - the release of their first collection of all-new material since 1987.
On September 20, 2011, upon the cusp of the autumnal Equinox, the new AMEBIX album will be released. Entitled Sonic Mass, these nine songs represent the past, present, and future of the band, and will enthrall and inspire longtime fans and new converts alike. As dark, crushing, and honest as anything on their classics Arise! and Monolith, but imbued with a lifetime of hardship, raw emotion, and eternal hope, Sonic Mass is the album AMEBIX have always wanted to create.
The album was recorded at Rock Cottage in Derbyshire and The Lodge Studios in Northampton, England, and engineered, mixed and produced by AMEBIX drummer Roy Mayorga. Sonic Mass will be released digitally and on CD by Alternative Tentacles, with a deluxe 12" vinyl edition from Profane Existence.
Formed in the late seventies and hailed as the godfathers of crust punk and extreme metal, AMEBIX had long lain dormant until the addition of drummer Roy Mayorga (Nausea, Crisis, Soulfly, Stone Sour), a DVD release, and a string of 2009 reunion shows reignited the flame. The band's resurrection first resulted in the release of 2010's Redux EP, which features live and rerecorded versions of several of the band's best-loved classics, including "Winter," "Chain Reaction," and the immortal battle cry, "Arise." The songs were remixed by Mayorga and Redux is available from Profane Existence on CD, 12" LP and digitally. Now, the time has come to finish what they started. A whole new chapter in the AMEBIX saga has begun.
Rob Miller: Vocals/Bass
Stig C Miller: Guitars
Roy Mayorga: Drums/Keyboards/Mandolin
12/29/10: Black Bat is BACK! (just in time for 2011!)
All of your favorite sizes, from Girlie Large to 5XL, are back in stock of the classic Black Bat Shirt!
12/18/10: Slim Cessna's Auto Club & Munly on NYE!
12/09/10: The BAT takes on ROCK BAND!
Slim Cessna's Auto Club "Americadio" is now available to play on Rock Band!
10/25/10: Chicago! Slim Cessna's Auto Club Tickets
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to win free entry to the Slim Cessna's Auto Show at the Empty Bottle on November 3 with "Slim Cessna" in the Subject line and your full name in the email body. Winners will be selected at random and notified via email by November 2
10/21/10: Terminal City Ricochet and The Widower, SF screening
A reminder about Sunday's screening of both The Widower and Terminal City Ricochet at San Francisco's own Artists' Television Access!
It's Sunday October 24th and seating is limited! Get there on time!
$6 to see The Widower at 7 pm
$6 to see Terminal City Ricochet at 9 pm
$10 for the double feature!
Jello Biafra in person Q&A at the end!
992 Valencia Street, SF
10/20/10: Holiday ordering deadlines for 2010!
For those of you who like to plan ahead, here are our 2010 Winter Holiday deadlines. Find your method of shipping/ordering and get your order in by the date below. This should ensure delivery by Thursday December 23, 2010.
All orders sent through the mail should arrive at our PO Box by Monday November 29.
International web orders Wednesday December 1
Media Mail web orders Wednesday December 8th
Priority Mail orders Wednesday December 15
Orders received after those dates will be sent out as quickly as possible. We do not track packages and we do not ship any other method except US Postal Service (No Fed Ex, UPS, DHL, etc.).
09/08/10: Articles Of Faith New Video
Chicago's finest are back! A preview of their upcoming appearance at Riotfest:
07/30/10: 16 Horsepower Poll
Alternative Tentacles and Glitterhouse Records are planning a fan-requested 16 Horsepower compilation for release this fall. The band wanted to know what songs have stood the test of time with its fans. To request your favorite 16 Horsepower song for the collection, fill out this poll by Sept 1st, 2010! You can vote for up to ten songs.
07/26/10: (1964-2010) Todd Sampson of M.I.A.
We are sad to bear the news that M.I.A. singer Todd Sampson passed away this weekend. This Las Vegas Weekly article by Spencer Patterson filed July 25th, 2010 provides some background but does not have a cause of death determined. Friend and photographer of the band Jesse Nabers informs of us a memorial show being organized, we will post that information when it becomes available to us. I am totally shocked. I was just getting to know Todd, as a great musician and performer, and above all as a friend. He was a real natural.
Here at Alternative Tentacles, we are devastated. Our hearts and wishes go out to his son Daz, his girlfriend, the MIA family, and all those who loved him.
Whatever you do, please don't give up. Todd never did. He will be truly missed. - Jello Biafra