04/23/09: Burning Image emerges from the Bat Cave!
Burning Image- the mysterious Bakersfield 80's goth-punk band legends- are emerging from the Great Beyond tonight in Oakland, CA!
After AT reissued their incredibly rare KBD recordings on 1983-1987, the band has now assembled a new look at the underbelly of existence as only Burning Image can! The new record "Fantasma" will debut at this show. It won't be in stores until mid-May!
04/14/09: Pansy Division in Newsweek
Joshua Alston interviewed Jon Ginoli for this feature about Gay Rights getting its own righteous soundtrack. Awesome!
03/30/09: Triclops! live review SF Weekly review of Triclops! playing with Monotonix from Saturday night. Europe has NO idea what is headed their way!
"Triclops! just may be the best group in the Bay Area...It's a captivating amalgamation of '90s Touch and Go-style antagonistic post-whatever and innovative punk psychedelia. While the band is excellent on record, the real mind fuck comes from witnessing them live" -Brian Moss
03/26/09: Pansy Division media onslaught!
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!
03/13/09: Pansy Half Off Pants Off!
We all know that our favorite founders of Homocore, PANSY DIVISION, are back with the new 7-inch, the new studio CD, the hott documentary/live 2xDVD, and co-founder Jon Ginoli's brand new book! To help get the party started, we've put all of the band's classic Lookout catalog on 1/2 price sale thru the end of the month!
03/04/09: DOA rocks China!
Hardcore pioneers DOA have cracked the Red Curtain, playing a bunch of shows in China! You can see the Asian Adventures of Joey Shithead and the gang on their Flicker page!
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!
02/23/09: Awesome AMEBIX program on KALX! KALX DJ Carnacki interviewed Amebix last month before their jaw-dropping San Francisco show. You can listen to the full 19 minute interview here!
02/18/09: Crucial Crust & Glorious Grind Sale! CRUCIAL CRUST SALE! (as well as grind, punk, and other genres). We realized what gems are buried deep in our website, so as an enticement for you thrifty punx, we put together this special 3-label sale- all full lengths are $5 and all 7-inches are $2.
02/16/09: AT closed for Profane Existence Day!
... Er, Presidents Day, sorry. Post office closed, and so are we. Orders & such will be dealt with tomorrow, Tuesday 2/17.
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!
02/14/09: Happy Birthday, Blowfly!
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!
01/30/09: Amebix rampages through the U.S.!
Amebix wraps up their very first U.S. tour EVER with shows tonight in Providence & tomorrow afternoon in Philly- if you're anywhere nearby- you cannot miss this!
They completely destroyed San Francisco's Great American Music Hall, and were joined by Jello Biafra on "Largactyl"- REEEEELAX! REEEEELAX!
We were able to corral the band before last Sunday's San Francisco show for an interview for the AT Batcast, as well as one for local college station KALX- the Batcast will be up very soon!
Here's a decent sounding youtube video of "Winter" from their Canoga Park show, & one of "Winter" from the Echoplex a day or 2 later.