It looks like Rob the Baron will take a short break from making swords because Amebix will be touring the US in January 2009. Below are the confirmed dates so far. Please stay tuned to our Tour Dates page for any updates and changes. We recommend that you purchase your tickets in advance, as the shows will sell out. Please check with venues on ticket info--we will try to post as much info as we can find in the coming days.
Amebix US Tour
01/22/2009 Safari Sam's Los Angeles, CA
w/ Doomsday Hour. $15 01/23/2009 Safari Sam's Los Angeles, CA
w/ Annihilation Time, Book of Black Earth, Mala Sangre. $15 01/24/2009 Emo's Austin, TX
w/ Severed Head of State, Sub Oslo, Deskonocidos 01/25/2009 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA
w/ Annihilation Time 01/27/2009 Neumo's Seattle, WA
w/ Tragedy, Mass Grave, Meisce 01/29/2009 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
w/ Kylesa, Thought Crime, Attake 01/30/2009 TBA Providence, RI
w/ Kylesa, Morne 01/31/2009 Starlite Ballroom Philadelphia, PA
w/ Kylesa, Mischief Brew, Behind Enemy Lines, Parasytic, Lost Cause
Associated Press reports that Christie's will hold an auction of "punk" memorabilia on November 24. According to a Christie's rep, "[P]eople of a certain age have a certain ability to splurge on this material."
10/23/08: Watch Iraq war documentary "No End in Sight" for free!
Just passing along the news that the excellent, Oscar-nominated documentary No End in Sight about the war in Iraq is available for free, in its entirety, on Youtube here. (It's a legal copy posted by the filmmakers.) We'll embed it below if you want to check it out without going to another page.
10/22/08: Howard Zinn on Election 08, Foreclosures
The Real News Network has a two-part video interview with Noam Chomsky on their site. Part 1 is on the election and Part 2 is on the economy. We're embedding the interviews below for your viewing pleasure. (Alternative Tentacles doesn't endorse any candidates officially, so what Chomsky says is his own opinion, not ours.)
10/17/08: Woven Hand, 16HP, Lilium & more!
Woven Hand, led by Sixteen Horsepower's David Eugene Edwards, is on a rare U.S. TOUR right now!
Plus, mailorder's super-stoked on the return of many Woven Hand titles to our already overstuffed selection of cds, lps, dvds, and shirts from the Sixteen Horsepower/Munly/Slim Cessna's Auto Club/Lilium/Theo Hakola musical millieu!
Check out Other CD/Vinyl for more from Woven Hand- as well as non-Alternative Tentacles releases from Munly, 16 Horsepower, & Slim Cessna's Auto Club. There are also rare cds from other offshoots like Theo Hakola!
10/13/08: Mailorder closed today!
It's Columbus Day, also known as Indigenous People's Day! This means that the US Post Office is closed, as is our mailorder & office. Packages will be sent out Tuesday 10/14/08!
10/09/08: Zolar X, Unplugged
Ygarr Ygarrist of Zolar X will be playing some acoustic shows. If you're in the area, drop by to forget about your earth troubles!
10/10/2008 Pig & Whistle Hollywood, CA
10/16/2008 924 Gilman Berkeley, CA
11/13/2008 Knitting Factory Los Angeles, CA
We just heard some great news from Vic Bondi and J Robbins of Report Suspicious Activity: RSA will be playing some shows in November! They have confirmed shows in Baltimore and Chicago. They are working on a DC date as well. The Chicago show will be extra special, with Vic and members of Pegboy playing a short set of Articles of Faith songs. Don't forget to check out RSA's new album Destroy All Evidence, and visit the RSA MySpace page for their Palin anthem "Lipstick on a Pig" which is unavailable anywhere else.
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11/13/2008 Fletcher's Baltimore, MD
701 S. Bond Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21231
11/15/2008 Beat Kitchen Chicago, IL
w/ Pegboy. $12 adv/$15 door. Doors 10pm, 21+. There will be a special set of Articles of Faith songs performed by Vic Bondi and members of Pegboy in addition to sets by the bands.
10/06/08: BloodHag's Stratton hosts game show!
Monday October 6th (tonight!) come on down to the Re-Bar and be part of the live studio audience as Professor Jake Stratton (BloodHag vocalist and announcer for the Rat City Rollergirls and SSP) tries his hand at being a game show host...
GRUDGE ROCK: Rock N' Roll Family Feud!
Two bands go head-to-head playing the classic game show Family Feud, with the added twist that all the questions are music related!
One band will WIN the GRAND PRIZE: ALL THE DOOR MONEY!
One band will LOSE and get FABULOUS CONSOLATION PRIZES!
Both bands will PLAY LIVE and rock the Re-Bar down to the ground!
MONDAY OCT 6th
SEASON PREMIERE OF GRUDGE ROCK!
STEEL TIGERS OF DEATH
THE RE-BAR 1411 Howell 21+ $7 9pm door
Be a Grudge Rock myspace friend at www. myspace. com/rocknrollfamilyfeud
09/26/08: Punk knows no boundaries...
Don't call him a poseur! This sexy, green mohawk-sporting beast is a Mary River Turtle from Australia, an endangered species. If we didn't already have the AT Bat, we so would declare him the Alternative Tentacles mascot. More photos and an article at the Daily Mail site.
09/25/08: The Bat at Frisco's Expo this Saturday!
Okay, so SATURDAY is the 9th annual EXPO FOR THE ARTS! It's all day 11am-6pm outside at DOLORES PARK in San Francisco.
Our table will be next to 924 Gilman Street's again, so stop on by! We'll have a ton of old & new AT music & spoken word, not to mention some of our ace new dvds. Dolores Park is very close to 16th/Mission BART, so there's easy access from anywhere in the Bay Area.
09/25/08: Critical Resistance in Oakland this weekend
The anti-prison organizing conference Critical Resistance begins its tenth year this weekend at Laney College. There will be workshops and skill shares and Angela Davis will be speaking.