Saturday, April 22, 2017

Richie Ramone Drops His New LP, Cellophane With Rusty Knuckles Music In Conjunction via DC Jam Records

Richie Ramone Drops His New LP, Cellophane With Rusty Knuckles Music

Collectible Album Release Features Unique Black On Black Jacket — With Clear Cellophane Vinyl. This is sure to be a collectible for punk rock fans everywhere.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Husky Burnette Launches New Tour Dates

"We're doing a few Texas dates this week with our main man Puppy on the drums before the big tour starts. We'll also be hanging with our buddies Liz and Jared from Urban Pioneers this week, taping for a High On The Hog episode. 

Then, in April, our pal Joe Bent (White Trash Blues Revival/Left Lane Cruiser) will be in the drummer seat for the Spring Fling Detour 2017! Y'all give him a big ol' welcome into the fold and look for him to be opening some of the shows! We've got a damn cool tour planned with new merch and new songs so check out the updated dates below and we'll see y'all out there..."

4/06 Laureate Publick House, Loveland CO
4/08 Broken Shovels Farm, Henderson CO
4/09 Pookie's at Ideal Canyon Ranch, Walsenburg CO
4/12 Sports, McCook NE
4/13 Buffalo Records, Kearney NE
4/13 Gillie's Bar, Kearney NE
4/14 Barleycorn's, Wichita KS
4/15 Hi Lo, Oklahoma City OK
4/16 Lost Highway, Oklahoma City OK
4/19 Siberia, New Orleans LA
4/20 The Salty Goat, Panama City FL
4/21 The Salty Goat, Panama City FL
4/22 The Salty Goat, Panama City FL
4/23 Tattanooga Tattoo Expo, Chattanooga TN
4/27 Kegney Brothers, Lynchburg VA
4/28 Melody's, Beckley WV
4/29 McGarvey's, Altoona PA
5/05 PJ's Lager House, Detroit MI
5/06 Moonrunners Festival, Chicago IL
5/06 Gasoline, Green Bay WI
5/12  Crooked Smile Festival, Winchester IN
5/13 Conrad's Saloon, Riverton IL
5/18 Sunset Lanes, Portsmouth OH
5/19 Highlands Tap Room, Louisville KY
5/20 Southgate House Revival, Newport KY
5/26 Little Piney Fork's Songwriter Showcase, Zion AR
5/27 Kings, Conway AR
6/02 Voodoo Lounge, Huntsville AL
6/03 Goat Fest @New Roxy, Clarksdale MS
6/04 Goat Fest Hangover Party @Levon's, Clarksdale MS
6/08 Melody's, Beckley WV
6/09 Scooter's, Lititz Pa
6/10 The Tusk, Philadelphia PA
6/11 Brigantine Blues And Brews Festival, Brigantine NJ
6/14 10th Ave Burrito, Belmar NJ
6/16 Brew and Cue, Chattanooga TN
6/21 The Hi-Tone, Memphis TN
6/22 Davey's Uptown, Kansas City MO
6/23 Barleycorn's, Wichita KS
6/24 Buffalo Records, Kearney NE

Rick Barton of Continental Is Currently Recording At Muscle Shoals

Rick posing with guitarist Kelvin Lee Holly
"Muscle Shoals AL - Rick Barton is having the time of his life while working at the same time. When asked his about experience this far recording at Portside Sound Studio, Barton said, "There are many many spine tingling moments on this record." 

Portside Sound Studio is the same studio as the second incarnation of Muscle Shoals sound studio, which operated from 1978-1990 and was featured in the outstanding documentary about the legendary Alabama music scene. 

Barton met producer Kimi Samson while touring with Continental last Summer and was invited to record at the room by Samson. Daniel Murner is engineering the sessions.

One of the many perks of the studio for Barton has been being able to work with several local musicians including guitarist Kelvin Lee Holly (Little Richard, Gregg Allman, The Amazing Rhythm Aces).  

Barton, who is under contract with Rusty Knuckles Music, has relished in the moment. "It has been fucking mind blowing," said the original Dropkick Murphy's guitarist."

Custom Leather Motorcycle Seat For 2009 Harley Crossbones

Custom Leather Motorcycle Seat For 2009 Harley Crossbones
Custom seats take a great amount of time and thanks to Raymond in Virginia for the project! Gonna look great on your 2009 Harley Crossbones. Roll on hombre! Looking to have the full process video hopefully edited and live late next week for the build. Now the hard part, choosing the best tunes for it as a soundtrack.

Custom detail on tooled and painted leather seat

Custom Leather Motorcycle Seat For 2009 Harley Crossbones

Bottom side of  leather riveted to seat pan on a 2009 Harley Crossbones

Bottom side of  leather riveted to seat pan on a 2009 Harley Crossbones

Monday, March 27, 2017

Curio Set To Launch Brand New Album On April 14th

Curio Set To Launch Brand New Album On April 14th

Pre-order the brand new album from Curio

Curio's tales have been described as 'Midwest murder ballads' that depict the timeless narrative of wrong-doing and temptation. Chicago has historically been home to some of the most notorious cheats as well as tough-as-nails workin' folk and Curio walks the line between the rogue waltz of Prohibition-era bootleggers and the brute tenacity of the old Union Stock Yards butchers. Like their name implies, Curio is a collection of oddities whose sound has been weathered over the years.

1. Original Sin
2. Tall Tales
3. Ditch Diggin' Blues
4. Raise Some Hell
5. Bad Men & Bad Luck
6. Junkyard Crown
7. Born To Lose
8. Somethin' In The Barn
9. Nothin' But A Ruse

Saturday, February 18, 2017

The Gold Web Enlivens Chicago Glam Rock

The Gold Web is Brian Selke, aka Dr. Weed, from left; Max Perenchio, aka Silver Wizard; Rich Lombardo, aka Goldilox; and Jake Serek, aka St. Snake. (Courtesy of The Gold Web)

Art is more important than ever for Chicago musicians.

Just ask Max Perenchio of The Gold Web. The glam rock project may seem like a cultural throwback in a city filled with generic garage rock bands, but Perenchio said the group has greater cultural, social and political goals than its appearance might suggest.

The transition from traditional rock band to glam rock was a quick one for the group. After touring with classic glam rock band Kiss in a different band, Perenchio began incorporating costumes and other extravagant looks into his aesthetic, adopting a character (Silver Wizard) in the process. Other members of The Gold Web followed suit.

"It turned the whole band experience into a ritual where every single show, you're putting on 9-inch platforms and wigs and makeup," he said. "There's something about this energy where you can kind of be whoever you want to be, even if it's just for one night."

Haunting Driftwood Sculptures By Japanese Artist Nagato Iwasaki

Nagato Iwasaki is one of those artists you don’t know much about. But his art talks for itself.

The Japan-based artist creates incredible driftwood sculptures. Each of his human-shaped figures can both mesmerize and scare you. The artist manages to create an uneasy feeling using nothing but wood and you can be sure, that if you’d stumble upon one of these sculptures at night, you’d go sleepless for days.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Forgotten New Yorker who Changed the ‘80s Music Scene

Ruth Polsky at Danceteria

When the members of New Order arrived in New York for their first North American gigs in 1980, they were greeted by a booking agent, a drug supplier, a tour guide and their own personal chef — all of whom were the same woman.

The Brits were just one of dozens of new wave and post-punk acts imported across the Atlantic by New Yorker Ruth Polsky. During her tenure as a talent booker at seminal Manhattan nightclubs Hurrah on West 62nd Street (1979 to 1982) and Danceteria on West 21st Street (1982 to 1986), she was the first to take chances on then-unknown bands such as Simple Minds, Echo and the Bunnymen, the Smiths, the Psychedelic Furs and many more. With disco and rock still dominant in the charts, Polsky had a rare ear for fresh sounds, and took chances in bringing them to the United States before most other club bookers would dare.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

A Company Will Press Your Ashes into a Working Vinyl Album

When the final track of your life finishes playing, how would you like to be remembered? Do you want to be buried and forgotten like a bad solo album? Or would you like to be encased for posterity like a big platinum record? Or maybe you hope to continue being heard, like a legendary musician that lives on forever. Well, if you hope to have your song play long after you’ve left the recording studio of life, there’s a way for that to happen–literally–by having your ashes pressed into a vinyl record.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Datura -"Charm of the Rat King" - Teaser

Check out Datura's new music video teaser for "Charm of the Rat King"! It's the first single off their upcoming album "The Harrowing". Get it spring 2017 on Rusty Knuckles!

The Ditchrunners Ink A Deal With Rusty Knuckles Records

Rusty Knuckles would like to welcome The Ditchrunners from Wisconsin!

Look for their latest album to be released this year, through Rusty Knuckles! And stay tuned for tour dates!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Never too Young to Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Third Grade Punk of "Old Skull"

There’s been much ado—countless articles, TV appearances galore,  a whole movie even—about pre-teen rockers Unlocking the Truth. Which is fine and all, but what if I told you there was another band, decades before, that were even younger, sold more records, toured extensively, and rode a wave of minor rock fame all the way to high school?

It’s true. And if Unlocking the Truth knew what happened to ‘em after the band broke up—a saga much grimmer than your average episode of VH1’s Behind the Music—they’d find new hobbies. Old Skull formed in Madison, Wisconsin when a couple of punk rock dads—Vern Toulon (Missing Foundation) and Robin Davies (Tar Babies)—decided to recruit their sons into the lucrative world of indie-rock. Toulon’s kids JP and Jamie handled guitar/vocals and keyboards respectively, and Davies’ stepson JP pounded the skins. They “wrote” songs about hot dogs and AIDS (most people assume Toulon senior composed the music, but the truth is lost in the mists of time) and bashed ‘em out with impressive energy, if not finesse. Which was fine, I mean, it was hardcore punk made by kids who were in the third-grade.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Curio's Latest Album, "Tall Tales!"

Rusty Knuckles presents Curio's, latest album, 'Tall Tales.'

'Tall Tales' is a collection of down and dirty, Chicago bastard blues tunes, about bad men & bad luck, inspired by the rags to rags struggles of dreamers and schemers.

It's a record written by outcasts and outsiders, for outcasts and outsiders. Album artwork by Curio bassist, Donovan Foote.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Heavy Metal Cruise of the Caribbean

The "Independence of the Seas" set sail from Florida for the loudest sea cruise in the Caribbean. Some 60 bands are to play on board for 3,000 music fans who'll spend five days and nights dancing on the pool deck. 

The organizers, "70,000 TONS OF METAL," claim it to be the original and biggest heavy metal sea cruise. The first such music festival on a cruise ship took place in 2011.

This year will feature acts like the legendary bands Anthrax and Overkill as well as Uli Jon Roth, the former Scorpions guitarist.

From Port Everglades, the cruise head to Labadee, on the island of Haiti, and back again. The cruise lasts four days, from February 2-6.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Big Husky Burnette 2017 News!

Hey folks, Husky Burnette has lots of upcoming music and  tour trash to talk about, so let's get started...

More shows, more tours!

After taking a break from playing so much, and moving to the great state of Colorado, Husky Burnette is back at it!

He has a handful of gigs coming up around Northeast Colorado, until mid March; a short run through Texas in late March; and a tour from April-June, around the Midwest/East Coast!

Check the tour dates for your city!

In music news!

Husky Burnette is planning to release a new single called, "Honey Child".

It's a duet Caroline and Husky wrote, and they're extremely excited to get it out. Look for it soon!

Husky Burnette has also been writing new material for a new album! He will hit the studio in Pittsburgh very soon. Look for the new album on Rusty Knuckles!

Husky is also recording  a split 12" LP, with speed-rockin' pals "Six Speed Kill!." They're collaborating on a song, Whiskey Trippin', full of dirty rock n roll,  slide guitar, and distortion explosions! They are all  damn excited about this project! More details to come as they hammer it out.

New website and new merch!

Thanks to Michelle and Zooma Design, Husky Burnette has a new website up. Updates include streaming music, merch store, easier mailing list sign-up, and a lot more! 

Husky Burnette also has new merch, thanks to LoveLace Art & Design! Some of the new items include bandanas, shop rags, panties for the ladies, and weed grinders for the stoners.

Also, be sure to hit up the store page for all Husky Burnette and Rusty Knuckles CDs, shirts, belt buckles and more! 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Guitar Strap Process Build With Bongzilla As The Soundtrack

Friday, January 27, 2017

The World’s First “Acoustically Perfect” Concert Hall Opens in Germany

Photo by Iwan Baan
The newly opened Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg, Germany is a visually stunning structure from a design perspective, with its gorgeous wave-shaped facade, curved elevators, and its seemingly endless stairs. However, the focal point of the $843 million building is its one of a kind central auditorium designed specifically for a balanced sound throughout the concert hall.

As reported by Wired, Swiss architectural firm Herzog and De Meuron worked alongside One to One studio to painstakingly build the coral reef-like structure from 10,000 unique acoustic panels lining the ceiling, walls, and balustrades.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Tattooed Babies And Tortured Teens: ‘The Kid’ Turns Youthful Angst Into Art

How to escape the chains that bind us from birth – that’s one of the questions The Kid is trying to answer. At 25, the contemporary artist’s young age has no bearing on his work, except for the fact that his pieces address the social determinism that weighs upon the younger generation these days.

The Kid in front of his painting I go alone, oil on canvas, 2016. (Source: The Kid/Facebook)
A self-taught artist, he is still using the same media (charcoal and ink pens) he started out with in the first pieces he exhibited. But he also excels at oil painting and silicone sculpture, as we can see in Too Young To Die? and As A Flower Chooses Its Color (be warned, this one might be hard to look at).
Today in Paris and Amsterdam, where he’s preparing his next exhibit, The Kid took some time between catching trains and painting to answer a few questions.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Third Man Records Slated to Finally Open Vinyl Pressing Plant in Detroit

Another giant leap for vinyl, courtesy of Jack White.

Back in November 2015, word went out that Third Man Records would open a vinyl pressing plant in label boss Jack White’s adopted hometown of Detroit. Just over a year later, the label has released a video teasing its imminent opening.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Vinyl Sales Aren't Dead: The 'New' Billion Dollar Music Business

Photographer: Noriko Hayashi/Bloomberg
Vinyl records are projected to sell 40 million units in 2017. This will bring the past seven years’ collective sales to the $1 billion benchmark for the first time this millennium. This impressive milestone has been untouched since the peak of the industry in the 1980s. While explosive by today’s standards, according to Deloitte, in its heyday (‘81), total vinyl album sales topped $1 billion in just that year alone.

The record industry’s hunters and gatherers have been busy collecting. According to Deloitte, new vinyl records and revenue will enjoy a seventh consecutive year of double-digit growth in 2017. But the slice of the pie is still a very small one - with broader music industry revenues projected to be approximately $15 billion this year, vinyl will account for only 6%.

I spoke with Toddrick Spalding, the Director of Music at the trailer production agency Mob Scene – a music expert by trade, and avid record collector in Los Angeles. At 37 years old, Spalding listens to vinyl daily. His “modest” collection is a very highly-curated mix of 2,000 albums, both old and new. Other collectors have over 10,000 albums, completing discographies and aggregating every album from a specific record label, so he feels his is relatively small. Anytime he travels somewhere new, Spalding takes a dedicated day to find the record store and add to his collection.

Monday, January 16, 2017

In Just 7 Years, Vinyl Records Have Gone from ‘Fad’ to ‘Billion Dollar Industry’


That’s right: vinyl records are about to become a billion dollar industry.  That’s the latest prediction from Deloitte, who exclusively shared their data with Digital Music News.

Looks like those beard-growing, wine-sipping hipsters were on to something.  That is, a billion dollars worth of something.   According to a game-smashing prediction released this morning, sales of vinyl records are set to become a billion dollar industry.  That is, in 2017 after just seven years.
Specifically, sales of records themselves will reach the $800-900 million-mark, with turntables and other accessories likely throwing things into 9-figures.

After that, who knows how big this can go.  The prediction was outlined in Deloitte’s just-issued ‘TMT Predictions’ report.  “Music industry vinyl is expected to continue its remarkable resurgence, approaching US $1 billion globally in revenues for the first time this millennium,” the report declares.

“New vinyl revenues and units are likely to enjoy a seventh consecutive year of double-digit growth in 2017.”

Actually, music industry groups like the IFPI have been counting ten straight years of growth.  But hey, let’s not squabble: this is a growth spurt that keeps going, and bringing new users into the mix.

And reshaping an entire music industry in the process.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Buzzov-en 2017 News!

Buzzov-en is launching their own label! More about that will be revealed soon.

Later this month, be on the look out for two, digital, full- length albums, on Rusty Knuckles!

Also over the next few months, Buzzov-en will be going into the studio, to record three new songs, for a 7" on Rusty Knuckles; and a split on Patac Records!

Independent Labels Claimed 35% Market Share In The US Last Year… By Ownership

Last year, the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) issued a report suggesting that independent labels claimed a 37.6% market share in 2015.

The WINTEL write-up, co-authored by respected analyst Mark Mulligan, discovered that independent labels generated $5.6 billion in revenue in the year.

Unlike traditional market share metrics, which judge the industry on distribution power, the WIN report instead measured money generated by rights ownership.

Why that’s important: a big chunk of the major labels’ global market share is typically based on the revenue they accrue through their ability to distribute releases from independent label partners.
Much of this revenue, however, is subsequently paid through to the majors’ independent partners.
In the case of UMG, for instance, that includes Big Machine (Taylor Swift), Concord (Iggy Pop, Paul McCartney) and Glassnote (Mumford & Sons, Childish Gambino – pictured).

WIN argues that it’s the rights ownership figure, rather than the distribution figure, which is most important.

YouTube Loses US Music Streaming Dominance As Subscription Plays Jump 124%

People paying for the likes of Spotify and Apple Music played more music streams in the US last year than users of YouTube – in a dramatic market reversal.

That’s according to the latest data from trusted market monitor BuzzAngle – whose stats show that digital video music streams grew by just 7.5% in the year.

By contrast, audio on-demand services saw streams on their platforms grow by a whopping 82.6% – from 137.29bn in 2015 to 250.73bn in 2016.

That was enough to comfortably overtake digital video, which attracted 181.31bn music streams in 2015, up 7.5% on 168.59bn in 2015.

(Obviously, two related players completely dominate this field. So for ‘digital video’ you can largely read ‘YouTube and Vevo’. And before you ask… BuzzAngle’s tally includes both premium content and identified tracks attached to YouTube user-generated-content.)

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Husky Burnette Tour Dates!

Husky Burnette  is getting ready to hit the road for Spring 2017! Check them out in your town soon!

Husky Burnette's Spring Fling Detour 2017 
4/13 Gillie's Bar, Kearney NE
4/14 Barleycorn's, Wichita KS
4/15 Lost Highway, Oklahoma City OK
4/20 The Salty Goat, Panama City FL
4/21 The Salty Goat, Panama City FL
4/22 The Salty Goat, Panama City FL
4/23 Tattanooga Tattoo Expo, Chattanooga TN
4/27 Coffee Pot Roadhouse, Roanoke VA
4/28 Melody's, Beckley VA
4/29 McGarvey's, Altoona PA
5/05 PJ's Lager House, Detroit MI
5/06 Moonrunners Festival, Chicago IL
5/12  Crooked Smile Festival, Winchester IN
5/19 Highlands Tap Room, Louisville KY
5/20 Southgate House Revival, Newport KY
5/27 Kings, Conway AR
6/03 Goat Fest IV, Clarksdale MS
6/04 Goat Fest IV Hangover Party @Levon's, Clarksdale MS
6/08 Melody's, Beckley VA
6/09 Scooter's, Lititz Pa
6/10 The Tusk, Philadelphia PA
6/11 Brigantine Blues And Brews Festival, Brigantine NJ
6/14 10th Ave Burrito, Belmar NJ
6/16 Brew and Cue, Chattanooga TN
6/22 Davey's Uptown, Kansas City MO
6/23 Barleycorn's, Wichita KS

ANTiSEEN, "We're Number One" Album Review

Scumfeast Metal 666, recently reviewed ANTiSEEN's latest album, "We're Number One." 
Check out what they had to say below!

"What can You say?  Mighty Joe Young is gone.  It was devastating to the bands, his friends family & fans and most including myself. I could not imagine ANTiSEEN without Joe. At the same time after all these years I certainly could not imagine a world without ANTiSEEN. Joe was as unique as they come in rock n roll. His sound was as important to ANTiSEEN as Jeff Clayton's vocals. The two things that stayed consistent for 30 plus years as a band.  He was loved by the fans and a lot of other people.  RIP Joe. You are still missed. But Ya know. One of the things that makes ANTiSEEN who they are. They don't stop. they don't quit or give up. They continue doing what they do."

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Nightmarish Sculptures of H.P. Lovecraft’s Terrifying Cosmic Entities

‘Lovecraft Tormented’ wall sculpture
Like many of you oh-so-cool Dangerous Minds readers I am a collector of a great many THINGS. From records to books and a slew of action figures, my house is a mini-museum full of cool THINGS. I also happen to know that a number of our regular visitors to DM seem to have a thing for anything that associated with the great American horror writer H.P. Lovecraft. Which leads me to my post for today which features a number of intricate sculptures depicting some of Lovecraft’s eldritch entities such as “Dagon,” a creature that first made its appearance in Lovecraft’s short story of the same name from 1917; everyone’s favorite octopus-headed cosmic being, “Cthulhu”; Pickman’s model, and the nutty Nyarlathotep among others. I’m just aching to bring a few of these critters into my own menagerie of mayhem…

Some of the sculptures in this post are available for purchase. That said they are not cheap—specifically that magnificent wall sculpture “Lovecraft Tormented” (pictured at the top of this post). That puppy will run you a cool $1288. Several toy companies have released sets of Lovecraft’s monstrous nightmares and when they do, they sell out pretty fast, so if you see something in this post that strikes your fancy, get it now before it’s sold out and selling on eBay for bigs bucks. I’ve included some handy links for you to do just that under each available piece below.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Billboard Buys Spin, Vibe And Stereogum

In an effort to “own the topic of music online,” the Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group has acquired SpinMedia, whose assets include Spin, Vibe and Stereogum. This means that the company is now the world’s largest online music brand and its sites will see traffic of about 45 million per month as a result. It will now reach 1 out of every 3 millennials, a powerful benefit for advertisers. The Media Group has also partnered with Facebook to create custom content for the recently launched Facebook Live.
While this sounds like a great business move on Billboard’s part, since millennials don’t read Billboard or the Hollywood Reporter (unless they happen to be in the entertainment industry), it’s probably not so good for Spin, Vibe and Stereogum in the long run. Those sites were vibrant when run by the founders (except for Spin, which was acquired by BuzzMedia, which then rebranded as SpinMedia in 2012), but much of that street knowledge and connection is diminished once the corporate suits get involved.
While it’s not impossible for a news website to maintain its audience once it’s acquired, it does start to lose its edge and it’s only a matter of time until something newer and edgier comes along.  That won’t happen overnight though, so if you’re a regular visitor to those sites, you probably won’t see an immediate change. That said, it should be interesting to see how things evolve over time as the suits get more involved.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Husky Burnette...Guitar Lessons!

It's a new year! Time to do something new for play a guitar! Who else better to learn guitar from, than Husky Burnette!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Hard, Harsh & Heavy Shows in North Carolina

This is a list of all heavy shows, and events, across North Carolina. The list spans from Wilmington to Asheville, and includes music ranging from punk to hardcore, metal to metalcore, grind to doom and goth to industrial.

We're hoping to bring more awareness to the scene, and share the events that are taking place across  the  our great state of North Carolina!

Please feel free to share and spread the word!

Jan 05 - Crank It Loud presents: Jesus Piece, Absolute Suffering, Vein / The DHP, Fayetteville

Jan 06 - Blind Path Booking presents: Polarity, To Live As Wolves, Vices & Vessels, Our Savior Remains, See Obsidian / The DHP, Fayetteville

Jan 07 - Primitive Ways presents: Chateau, Necroscythe, Bumfeeder, Basura / Slim’s Downtown, Raleigh

           - Winter Metalfest: Bone Shelter, Widow, Kinghitter, Elusory, Hayvyn / Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh

           - Wretched, Auxilia, SkinKage, Kairos, Gruzer, Black Ritual, Shadows Of Deceit / Amos’ Southend, Charlotte

           - Kiss the Curse, Take Heart, Break the Skyline, Through All This / The Maywood, Raleigh

Jan 09 - Blind Path Booking presents: Second Death, Landfall, Broadmoor, Neglected, TBA / The DHP, Fayetteville

Jan 10 - The Toasters, Whimpy Rutherford & The Cryptics / The Pour House, Raleigh

Jan 13 - Johnny ‘Cutt Promotions presents: Saint Diablo, Fall River Massacre, Attracting the Fall, TBA / The DHP, Fayetteville
           - Alter Blood, Baasthyrian, Rotten Obscene, KRVSADE / The Milstone, Charlotte

Jan 14 - Suppressive Fire (CD release show), Deathcrown, Dreaded, Noctomb / The Maywood, Raleigh
           - Johnny ‘Cutt Promotions presents: Kiss the Curse, Sixlight, Five Mile Radius / The DHP, Fayetteville

            - 5&10 Entertainment presents: Saint Diablo, TBA / The Wizard Saloon, Hickory

Jan 15 -Koffin Kats, Motorbilly / The Maywood, Raleigh

Jan 16 - Blind Path Booking presents: NIHIL, Shrine, Bloodforce, TBA / The DHP, Fayetteville

Jan 18 - Blind Path Booking presents: Earth Groans, Blight On Society, TBA / The DHP, Fayetteville

Jan 20 - Knightmare, Children of the Reptile, Avalon Steel / The Maywood, Raleigh

           - Johnny ‘Cutt Promotions presents ‘The Deformity Constellation’ tour: Cognitive, Artificial Brain, Death Of Uriah, TBA / The DHP, Fayetteville

           -Suppressive Fire, Nemesis, Dire Hatred, Greevace / The Station, Charlotte

Jan 21 - Jackyl (their last show at Amos), TBA / Amos Southend, Charlotte

           - The Fill Ins, The Body Bags, The Big Fandamily Band, Old Scratch / The Milstone, Charlotte

Jan 25 - Blind Path Booking presents: Regions, Lowpoints, Desolute, From Wrath To Ruins, Neglected / The DHP, Fayetteville

Jan 27 - Primitive Ways presents: Demon Eye, Toke, Bedowyn / Slims Downtown, Raleigh

            - Cat’s Cradle presents: Cold Cave, Drab Majasty / Motorco, Durham

            - Jucifer, Violent Life Violent Death, AuxilliA, Born Hollow / The Milstone, Charlotte

Jan 28 - Snake & The Plisskens, No Anger Control, Poison Anthem, Karbuncle / Kings Barcade, Raleigh

           - Primitive Ways presents: Rites To Sedition, Shrine, Valle Crucis, Arghast / Maywood, Raleigh

           - Solar Halos, S.E. Ward, GOWN / Local 506, Chapel Hill / Carrboro

           - Johnny ‘Cutt Promotions presents: Seasons After, Nowhere’s Home, Chaos By Candlelight, Solace Betrayal / The DHP, Fayetteville

Jan 29 - Deathcrown, Nemesis, KAVSADE, Violent Gods / The Milestone, Charlotte

Jan 30 - Regan Youth, Pleasures of the Ultraviolet, Dirty South Revolutionaries, No Anger Control / The Milestone, Charlotte

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

These Photographers Captured Blondie, Joan Jett, and the Women of Punk

Brad Elterman, Joan Jett, Milk Gallery, 1978
With the coolly delivered words “Jesus died for somebody’s sins but not mine,” Patti Smith burst onto the music scene, shattering any pretense that she was just another “girl in a band.” This declaration, the opening line to her 1975 debut album, Horses, epitomized the subversive power that came to define punk rock. Though the tough punk-rocker stereotype may bring to mind male artists like Johnny Rotten and Joey Ramone, women like Debbie Harry, Joan Jett, and Siouxsie Sioux stood at the helm of the movement, holding their own against their male counterparts. Aside from the musicians, female fans also found that punk’s freedom of expression extended beyond the stage, providing them with a platform to let their own voices be heard.

But more than just a sound, punk rock had a look. In the punk scene of the 1970s and ’80s, both onstage and off, style was just as important as which bands you went to see. Attitude was the greatest accessory. Amid the sea of leather jackets and tight pants, the punk aesthetic was captured by daring photographers along for the ride. Here are a few who saw it all.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

LG Levitating Speaker Makes Your Music Fly

You've heard of soaring music, but this is ridiculous. LG has created a speaker that actually flies.
Sort of, anyway. The LG Levitating Wireless Speaker, also known as the PJ9, hovers above its catchily-named Levitation Station base to play music with no wires, as if by magic.

The hovering speaker connects to two devices at a time over Bluetooth and kicks out 360-degree sound. When the battery runs low -- after 10 hours, according to LG -- the flying speaker sinks gently back into the dock. It's no floating Death Star speaker, but then what is?

The Levitating Speaker will be shown off for the first time at CES, the annual gadget extravaganza taking place in Las Vegas in the new year.