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April 9: Riot Grrrl Day in Boston

Posted April 9, 2015, 12:50 p.m.
April 9: Riot Grrrl Day in Boston

Shervin Lainez

With Kathleen Hanna (The Julie Ruin, Bikini Kill) scheduled to play in Boston at the Wilbur Theatre, Boston mayor Marty Walsh has proclaimed April 9 as “Riot Grrrl Day.” Stereogum has the details here.

The Julie Ruin returned as a full band in 2013 with Run Fast.

Charity test press auction

Posted March 13, 2015, 8:48 a.m.
Charity test press auction

Castle Face, Famous Class, and In The Red are working together on an eBay auction of rare test press releases to raise money for two different charities: Pathway Recuperative Care (Castle Face), focused on Los Angeles outpatient care for the homeless, and Save the Music Foundation (Famous Class and In the Red), who funds music education in elementary schools.

The fundraiser runs through March 22 and includeds vinyl test presses from Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, Parquet Courts, White Fence, FUZZ, Jay Reatard, Black Lips, Wand, and more.

Thee Oh Sees test pressings, each individually hand-painted by John Dwyer:CF-013 Dog Poison LP (2)CF-018 Floating Coffin LP (2 approved, 3 rejected)CF-022 Moon Sick EP (3)CF-033 Drop LP (3)as well asCF-034 Damaged Bug LP (2 approved, 1 rejected)Ty Segall's individually hand-drawn test pressings, including:CF-031 – FUZZ - Live In San Francisco LP (3)CF-045 – Ty Segall Band - Live In San Francisco LP (3)White Fence test pressings, hand-inked by Tim Presley, including:CF-019 – Cyclops Reap LP (2)CF-028 – White Fence Live In San Francisco LP (1) FAMOUS CLASS:AUCTION LINKLAMC No. 10 FUZZ / CCR Headcleaner 7” Test press signed by FUZZ (2)LAMC No. 10 FUZZ / CCR Headcleaner 7” LTD splatter vinyl signed by FUZZLAMC No. 11 Mikal Cronin / Wand 7” Test press with original art by both bands (2)LAMC No. 11 Mikal Cronin / Wand 7” LTD color vinyl with original art by both bandsLAMC No. 12 White Fence / Jack Name 7” Test press with original art by Tim Presley (2)LAMC No. 12 White Fence / Jack Name 7” LTD color vinyl with original art by Tim PresleyLAMC No. 13 Parquet Courts / Future Punx 7” Test pressLAMC No. 13 Parquet Courts / Future Punx 7” LTD color vinylLAMC No. 14 Speedy Ortiz / Chris Weisman 7” Test press with original art by both bandsLAMC No. 14 Speedy Ortiz / Chris Weisman 7” LTD color vinyl with original art by both bandsTy Segall: Mr. Face 2x7” EP Test press signed by TyTy Segall: Mr. Face 2x7” EP 1st pressing signed by TyBrian Chippendale and Greg Saunier LP test press with original art by Brain and GregLAMC series overprinted press sheets from Stumptown Printers (set of 4)Famous Class classic cat T-shirt Purple on Green size Small (one of a kind) IN THE RED:AUCTION LINKWand – Golem LP Test Press signed by the bandThe Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Jukebox Explosion LP Test PressJay Reatard - Night Of Broken Glass 12” EP Test PressBlack Lips - Good Bad Not Evil LP Test PressOblivians - Barristers ’95 (live LP) Test PressThe Fresh & Onlys - Play It Strange LP Test PressThe Spits - Spits IV LP Test PressThe King Khan & BBQ Show - Bad News Boys LP Test Press

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Music News Drag City releasing book of Louisville punk flyers

Posted March 12, 2015, 4:26 p.m.

Drag City releasing book of Louisville punk flyers

On April 21, Drag City will be publishing a new book titled Staples and Glue: White Glove Test, a collection of Louisville, KY area punk flyers from 1978-1994. The book collects over 700 flyers and ...

Music News Federal agency may reopen investigation into Buddy Holly plane crash

Posted March 5, 2015, 11:34 a.m.

The National Transportation Safety Board is considering a petition to reopen investigation into the Feb. 3, 1959 plane crash in Clear Lake, IA that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson ...

Music News 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 ...

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Music News Fat Mike's musical theatre: Home Street Home

Posted Jan. 26, 2015, 12:46 p.m. in Music News by Loren

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 ...

Music News Live Nation acquires C3 Presents:

Posted Jan. 7, 2015, 11:27 a.m. in Music News by Loren

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 ...

Music News Pixies' Joey Santiago, actor

Posted Dec. 7, 2014, 4:33 p.m. in Music News by Loren

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 ...

Music News Aggronautix selling 5th anniversary print

Posted Nov. 23, 2014, 10:26 a.m. in Music News by Loren

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 ...

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 ...

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