CHAIN RETURNS TO THE EAST COAST
April 24th, 2014 by Ed
INSTED’S FINAL SHOW: 07.13.1991
April 18th, 2014 by Ed
MY RULES COMING SEPTEMBER 16
April 18th, 2014 by Larry
The definitive monograph of Glen E. Friedman, a pioneer of skate, punk, and hip-hop photography, including much never-before-published work. Glen E. Friedman is best known for his work capturing and promoting rebellion in his portraits of artists such as Fugazi, Black Flag, Ice-T, Dead Kennedys, Minor Threat, The Misfits, Bad Brains, Beastie Boys, Run-D.M.C., and Public Enemy, as well as classic skateboarding originators such as Tony Alva, Jay Adams, Alan “Ollie” Gelfand, Duane Peters, and Stacy Peralta, and a very young Tony Hawk.
Designed in association with celebrated street and graphic artist Shepard Fairey, this monograph captures the most important and influential underground heroes of skateboarding, punk, and hip-hop cultures. My Rules is an unprecedented window into the three most significant countercultures of the last quarter of the twentieth century, and Friedman’s photographs define those important movements that he helped shape. A remarkable chronicle and a primer about the origins of radical street cultures, My Rules is also a statement of artistic inspiration for those influenced by these countercultures.
7 SECONDS – I HAVE FAITH IN YOU
April 4th, 2014 by Tim
THIS IS HARDCORE 2014
April 1st, 2014 by Tim
DANZIG TELEVISION SHOW, NEW ALBUM AND LIVE SHOWS
March 28th, 2014 by Ed
Danzig have completed filming for their ‘Legacy TV Special’, which takes the form of a run-through Glenn Danzig’s career. The band are also currently in the studio, working on their next album.
‘The Legacy’ is a concept developed by Mark Brooks, the creator of cartoon series Metalocalypse. Evil Elvis gave an interview to Full Metal Jackie in April 2013, where he says that the idea “was basically to do like a Danzig ‘Legacy’ TV show, loosely based on the Elvis ’68 Comeback special; it revisited a lot of his past and a lot of stuff: performance pieces that I do; then there’s the band playing live, we do Danzig and Samhain. Then, for the Misfits thing, we did what Elvis did when he sat down with [guitarist] Scotty Moore and the Memphis Mafia – we just did them all right there live, sitting, and everyone’s around us; there’s no backstage, we’re just on a little podium.”
An airing date or any other information is yet to be announced. However, while we wait for news on that, Danzig currently have five new songs recorded for their upcoming, so far untitled album. They are also also gearing up for the Danzig 25th Anniversary Tour.
Meantime, Danzig will headline a stage at Canada’s Amnesia Rockfest and are also confirmed to appear on 21 June 2014 with special guest Doyle (guitarist, ex-Misfits).
JUDGE LIVE IN COSTA MESA, CA
March 26th, 2014 by Ed
OUTBURST IN DALE CITY, VA (1989)
March 22nd, 2014 by Ed
UNITED AND STRONG
March 13th, 2014 by Ed
CHIP ON MY SHOULDER
February 22nd, 2014 by Tim
After years of eager anticipation, I finally got my hands on the Slapshot documentary, “Chip On My Shoulder” and I have to say, it was definitely well worth the wait. The production on this far exceeded my expectations, I had no idea they had such a wealth of archival tour, hangout and live footage. The interviews were also very well done and the band members truly opened themselves up, sometimes to the point of being brutally honest. The inclusion of many of the key road crew guys only helped sculpt the real Slapshot landscape.
I particularly found a lot of the inner workings and band dynamics to be interesting and sometimes, very surprising. With the title of the documentary including, “The Cautionary Tale of Slapshot”, I knew I was in for some drama, but even that exceeded my expectations. I don’t want to give too much away, because I honestly feel that whether you’re a fan of Slapshot or not, you’re more than likely going to enjoy this documentary, because it’s just that well put together.
So a huge congrats to all those involved: Ian McFarland, Anthony Moreschi, Mark McKay, Jack Kelly, Steven Risteen, Jonathan Anastas, Jaime Sciarappa, Rev. Hank Peirce and everyone else. I’ll be listening to Slapshot records with a little more significance, appreciation and insight from here on out. -Tim DCXX