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New book on Lookout Records' history

Posted Feb. 12, 2015, 12:39 p.m.
New book on Lookout Records' history

Microcosm Publishing has released Punk USA - The Rise and Fall of Lookout Records. The book is a historical look at the influential California label that first signed Green Day, Operation Ivy, Crimpshrine, and many more before ultimately dismantling in the late 1990s. It is authored by Kevin Prested, who wrote for the official Lookout Records blog and website.

Back in 2012, SPB had a conversation with the label's founder Larry Livermore.


CHAPTERS:1. Laytonville, The Lookouts and the early days2. Chris Appelgren3. Stikky, Plaid Retina and Sewer Trout4. .Mordam Records, Yeastie Girlz5. Operation Ivy, The Thing That Ate Floyd6. Green Day, The Lookouts and David Hayes8. Livermore, Appelgren and Hynes9. Fifteen, Green Day and Al Sobrante11. The Shit Split and Can of Pork12. Kerplunk, Backwater Boys and a 5th13. 1991 : The year of the Weasel14. New romances, New bands, New Classics15. The Queers, Queercore, & the new Lookout16. The pre punk explosion, label departures17. Green Day Leaves, Lookout Expands20. Weasel Vs Vapid21. Larry's new band, Downfall, Sweet Baby23. Cathy Bauer & the MTX Starship24. The Riverdales & other new arrivals27. Weasel Vs Livermore, Lookout Record Store, The Smugglers and the Queers hit Japan28. Furious George VS Lookout, Music Videos29. Larry leaves, Ernst VS Green Day.30. Samplers and the revenge of Furious George32. The Donnas, 10 Year Anniversary34. Lookout's 'Nero' and a Queers Casualty.35. The Avengers, The Donna's get skintight 37. Disappointments, Departures and divorces38. Panic Button cashes out

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Fat Mike's musical theatre: Home Street Home

Posted Jan. 26, 2015, 12:46 p.m.
Fat Mike's musical theatre: Home Street Home

Fat Mike of NOFX and Fat Wreck Chords has announced a concept album titled Home Street Home, which will precede a full-stage production of the album.

The musical is built around the tale of runaway teenagers finding acceptance in the counterculture. Other musicians involved include the rest of NOFX, Frank Turner, Matt Skiba (Alkaline Trio), Tony Award winner Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Stacey Dee (Bad Cop/Bad Cop), the late Tony Sly (No Use For A Name), and Karina Denike (Dancehall Crashers). Members of Descendents, Lagwagon, Old Man Markley, Mad Caddies, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, The Aggrolites, The Living End, The Real McKenzies, and RKL also play on many of the tracks.  

The record releases on Feb. 10 and live performances takes place at the Eugene O’Neill Theater workshop in San Francisco, starting on Feb. 20.

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Music News Live Nation acquires C3 Presents:

Posted Jan. 7, 2015, 11:27 a.m.

Brooklyn Vegan is reporting that Live Nation has acquired shares in C3 Presents, the company behind Austin City Limits music festival, Lollapalooza, several other large festivals, and shows at Emo's in Austin. Live Nation ...

Music News Pixies' Joey Santiago, actor

Posted Dec. 7, 2014, 4:33 p.m.

Pixies' Joey Santiago, actor

Joey santiago, guitarist in the Pixies, will be acting in an upcoming independent film titled The Bridge. The film follows a small town music prodigy. Santiago will play the role of a shady motel owner ...

Music News Aggronautix selling 5th anniversary print

Posted Nov. 23, 2014, 10:26 a.m.

Aggronautix selling 5th anniversary print

Chris Hamer

Aggronautix, makers of Throbbleads from GG Allin, Milo, Captain Sensible, and many more, is marking their 5th anniversary by selling a unique poster that features all 50 Throbbleheads, illustrated and signed by Chris Hamer of ...

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Music News Book combines 1940s-1950s prisons and music

Posted Nov. 21, 2014, 8:22 p.m. in Music News by Loren

Book combines 1940s-1950s prisons and music

A new book/CD package titled Parchman Farm: Photographs and Field Recordings was released earlier this month on Dust-to-Digital. The project includes a 124-page hardcover ...

DISC 1: 1947-'48 Work Songs and Hollers
1. Jimpson and Group - "Murderer's Home"
2. 88 and Group - "Rosie" *
3. 22 and Group - "It Makes A Long Time Man Feel Bad"
4. 88 - "Whoa Buck"
5. Tangle Eye, Hard Hat, 22, and Little Red - "When I Went to Leland"
6. Buzzard and group - "I'm Going to Memphis"
7. 22 and Group - "The Prettiest Train I Ever Saw"
8. 22 and Group - "John Henry"
9. Dan Barnes and Group - "John Old Alabama"
10. Foots - "Hollers"
11. Dobie Red and Group - "Stewball"
12. Bama - "Levee Camp Hollers"
13. Tangle Eye, Hard Hat, 22 and Little Red - "Early In the Morning"
14. Dobie Red and Group - "I Got A Bulldog (Well I Wonder)"
15. 22 and Group - "Dollar Mamie"
16. Bama - "Stackalee"
17. Dan Barnes and group - "I Don't Want No Jet Black Woman" *
18. Bull, Foots and Dobie Red - "Did You Hear About Louella Wallace"
19. Tangle Eye - "Tangle Eye's Blues"
20. 22 and Group - "Rosie"
21. Bama - "I'm Going Home"
22. Jimpson and Group - "No More My Lord"
23. Unidentified Group - "The Weather Get Warm" *
Disc 2: 1947-'48 Blues / 1959 Work Songs and Hollers
1. Floyd Batts - "Lucky Song"
2. Clarence Alexander - "Disability Boogie Woogie"
3. John Edwards and Group - "Berta" *
4. Clyde Jones and Group - "Poor Lazarus" *
5. John Dudley - "Cool Drink of Water Blues"
6. Ed Lewis - "Levee Camp Holler / Interview"
7. Ed Lewis and Group - "Black Gal"
8. Bama - "I Don't Want You Baby" *
9. Grover Wells and Group - "Rosie" *
10. Bridges Lee Cole - "Hollers"
11. John Dudley - "You Got a Mean Disposition"
12. John Dudley - "Big Road Blues"
13. Ervin Webb and Group - "I'm Going Home"
14. George Golden and Group - "Berta" *
15. Grover Wells - "Up the River" *
16. Clarence Alexander - "Prison Blues"
17. Johnny Lee Moore, Ed Lewis, James Carter, and Henry Mason - "Tom Devil"
18. Willie Washington - "My Jack Don't Drink No Water" *
19. Leroy Campbell and Yancey - "Sometimes I Wonder"
20. Henry Ratcliff - "Look for Me In Louisiana"
21. Heuston Earms - "Ain't Been Able to Get Home No More" *
*Previously unreleased.

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Music News xXx Fanzine book update

Posted Nov. 15, 2014, 8:35 p.m. in Music News by Loren

xXx Fanzine book update

The 1983-1988 xXx Fanzine collection of interviews will be released with a companion 12" of covers from the period. The book still has no set ...

Music News Pray For Sound Giveaway

Posted Nov. 9, 2014, 9:52 a.m. in Music News by Loren

Pray For Sound Giveaway

Pray For Sound - Dreamer

We're hosting a Pray for Sound giveaway where one winner will get 2 cds from the band and a t-shirt. The deal includes their ...

Music News Old Point Light's cancer benefit

Posted Oct. 19, 2014, 8:28 p.m. in Music News by Loren

Old Point Light's cancer benefit

Old Point Light, a production company founded by ex-Small Brown Bike member Travis Dopp, has announced a three volume digital compilation series to raise funds ...

Fourward: Volume 1 Track List:
1. Seeds of Man (Billy Bungeroth)
2. Drowning Victim (Travis John)
3. Painted (DFENDR)
4. New Telepathy (Biddy Biddy Biddy)
5. Work (Young Brother)
6. Beth / Rest (Samantha Hershock)
7. Four Forty One [Acoustic] (Drake Dopp)
8. Admit You Exist (Tyler Mitchell Blakslee)
9. Woe Is Us (Chingada)
10. Sound of Joy [Live] (Leave Let Be)

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Music News Pussy Riot starts news organization in Russia

Posted Oct. 11, 2014, 12:24 p.m. in Music News by Loren

Nadya Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina of Pussy Riot have launced an independent news service in Russia named Mediazona. The editorial focus of the new organization ...

Music News Ten bands one cause

Posted Sept. 1, 2014, 8:42 a.m. in Music News by Loren

Ten bands one cause

Ryan Russell

This October Red Distribution is sponsoring a charity event to raise awarenesss for breast cancer. 10 titles will be released on limited editin pnk vinyl ...

Music News Oral history on NYHC coming soon

Posted Aug. 27, 2014, 5:38 p.m. in Music News by Loren

Oral history on NYHC coming soon

New York Hardcore 1980-1990, by Tony Rettman, will be published in Nov. on Bazillion Points. The collection of oral histories includes 450 pages, 50 chapters ...

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