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Pansy Division is everywhere! Jon Ginoli is on tour with his book "Deflowered", the DVD documentary "Pansy Division: Life In A Gay Rock Band" and the album "That's So Gay" are both out on March 31st! There's a DVD review by Catherine Plato in the East Bay Express, an mp3 of "Twinkie, Twinkie Little Star" on Plug In Music and Ventvox, and an interview with Ginoli on AfterElton.com
03/25/09: Phantom Limbs haunt Chicago TONIGHT!
Tonight it's the Chicago CD/DVD RELEASE party for the Phantom Limbs at the Beat Kitchen! Featuring Phantom Limbs frontman's new band Loto Ball Show, plus Young Widows, Millions, & My Disco!
03/19/09: Dicks inducted into Texas Music Hall of Fame
The Dicks played with Jesus Lizard's David Yow at the Austin Music Awards 2009 show on Wednesday March 18th. They were inducted into the AMA's Hall of Fame by Exene Cervenka. Houston Press' Chris Gray wrote about it here.
03/17/09: We Stimulate You!
AURAL STIMULUS DEAL!
We're doing our part to stimulate the economy amidst the country's ongoing wars, imminent recession woes, and faltering banking system by giving back to you! From now until the end of April, we're throwing in an extra CD from our mailorder distro for all orders totalling $30.00 or more. The range of music is as wide as our selection (i.e. all over the map), and we'll do our best to handpick something you'll enjoy based off your order. Any order from anywhere in the world is eligible!
Limited numbers mean you best buy now & regret nothing later!
The band's about to head to Europe for the first time in 7 years, so get ready, European punx, for the return of the original hardcore punx!
All CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY, PROFANE EXISTENCE & SIX WEEKS music is ON SALE until 3/31/09! Go to these links for Crimes Against Humanity, Profane Existence and Six Weeks!
But before traipsing off into the internet wilds, check out some of the new & classic radical punk & crust from our friends at Profane Existence! It's all on sale until March 1st! We're adding more throughout the day, so keep checking back!
February 14 is Blowfly's birthday. He turns 70 years old this year, but he still criss-crosses the world performing his awesome, filthy parodies. We wish him all the best, and we hope that you'll hop on over to Blowfly's MySpace page and leave him a birthday greeting comment. If you live in Miami, you can attend Blowfly's 70th Birthday show at PS14 on March 6.
Here's a segment on Blowfly that aired recently on the French TV show Tracks.
02/06/09: FUCKED UP added to Police Killing benefit Sunday!
This Sunday at 924 Gilman in Berkeley, CA is a super-special show. It's a benefit for the family of Oscar Grant, who was shot dead by a transit police officer early on 1/1/09 in front of hundreds of other passengers. Here is video & information from the Huffington Post on the incident.
Just added to the bill is Canadian punk/prog/??? band FUCKED UP, along with TWO GALLANTS & TRASH TALK!
They completely destroyed San Francisco's Great American Music Hall, and were joined by Jello Biafra on "Largactyl"- REEEEELAX! REEEEELAX!
Tour info for Amebix & all AT bands here!
America inaugurated a new President yesterday, but today we inaugurate the Alternative Tentacles Blog. Our current website lacks the bells and whistles that people have come to expect from sites like RSSable news, comments, etc. While we get our shit together for a new website, we decided to start a blog to have a place where we can post about happenings, highlights from our mailorder, and whatever else we feel like. Everyone on staff at Alternative Tentacles will be posting, and we hope to have guest posts from AT band members too!
We already have a few posts up on the blog so please take a look and what you think!
And it gives us great pleasure to say: Please go to http://alternativetentacleshq.blogspot.com/ and RSS the fuck out of it.
We will continue to post news here on www.alternativetentacles.com, as well as on our Facebook and MySpace pages, but the blog will have more non-newsy posts. Just sayin'.
It has come to our attention that Karl Rove is collecting farewell notes to George W. Bush via e-mail, meaning Rove's lackey will screen and print out the e-mails and they will be handed to G. W. Bush who may or may not read them. (He may read your note if it has something to do with pet goats...)
We thought we'd pass on the e-mail address in case you want to send something in:
They are accepting e-mails until January 19, 6pm East Coast time.
Just make sure you keep it civil and respectful so you don't get a visit from the Secret Service.
There is a feature on Doc Corbin Dart (of the Crucifucks) in Vice magazine. The entire article is posted online. It is a great read and we highly recommend you check it out--especially if you are new to the bizarre, fantastic world of Doc Dart, now known simply as 26.