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Kathleen Hanna and Tees 4 Togo

Posted Oct. 21, 2018, 11:12 a.m.
Kathleen Hanna and Tees 4 Togo

photo by Jason Frank Rothenberg

Kathleen Hanna (The Julie Ruin, Bikini Kill), has launched a new t-shirt line featuring celebrity art/images as a charitable fundraiser for sending girls to school in Togo.

One hundred percent of profits from the Tees 4 Togo project go to Peace Sisters, a non-profit founded by Togo native Tina Kampor. Visit the website to learn more about the project. The 15 t-shirts for sale include collaborations with Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney/Portlandia), Kim Gordon, Joan Jett, Patt Oswalt, Adam Horovitz (Beastie Boys), Chuck D (Public Enemy), and more. The full list in included below.


15 TEES 4 TOGO designs:-- Sleater-Kinney performer and actress Carrie Brownstein (drawn by Kim Gordon)-- Comedian Patton Oswalt (drawn by writer and performer Sam McPheeters)-- Joan Jett (drawn by artist Sarah Larnach)-- Beastie Boy and Hanna’s husband Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz (drawn by musician Seth Bogart)-- Public Enemy rapper, author and producer Chuck D (drawn by political artist Adee Roberson)-- Sociopolitical comedian W.Kamau Bell (drawn by musician by Eric Adams)-- Musician & Hanna’s former Le Tigre bandmate JD Samson (drawn by Kathleen Hanna)-- Body/Head and Sonic Youth musician Kim Gordon (drawn by Ooga Booga artist Steve Dore)-- Actor and comedian Kristen Schaal (drawn by Coleman Fitzgerald)-- Grimes (drawn by artist Maddy Mathews)-- Author, artist, performer and actor Justin Vivian Bond (drawn by illustrator Greg Kozatek)-- Author and musician Brontez Purnell (drawn by illustrator Janelle Hessig)-- Actor and comedian Hari Kondabolu (drawn by Bill Thelan)-- Writer and director Jill Soloway (drawn by artist Hannah Lucy)-- Bikini Kill, Le Tigre and The Julie Ruin musician, activist & actor Kathleen Hanna(drawn by Charlotte Farmer, Jhonny Russell, Katie Edmunds & Jess Marshall)

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Vulgar Display of Purring awareness program launched

Posted June 10, 2018, 2:05 p.m.
Vulgar Display of Purring awareness program launched

design by Matt Stikker

A new non-profit initiative named And Justice For Paws... was recently launched by Bob Legowe, co-owner of Brutal Panda Records. The initiative will raise money and awareness for domestic and wild cats, all with a heavy metal twist. The series aims to release a fundraising metal compilation in each of the 50 states, kicking off with a New York edition that features songs by Tombs, Imperial Triumphant, Car Bomb, Unearthly Trance, and more (listed in full below).

Besides the compilation, there will be merchandise such as patches and custom catnip containers for sale online.

Lugowe shares his inspiration for the project: 

Like many people, animals and music are two of my biggest passions and I've always strived to find the perfect way to combine the two for a greater good. I decided there was no better way to do this than showcase like-minded bands and artists who are equally impassioned about their pets and want to make a difference in their local scene. I've started by partnering up with City Critters in NYC from whom I adopted my wonderfully weird orange furball Mr. Fink. We could all stand to learn more from animals and I hope that these compilations and silly merchandise will play even a tiny role in doing just that.

Vulgar Display of Purring: NY Edition Track Listing
1. Imperial Triumphant - Breath of Innocence
2. Pyrolatrous - Obeisance and Unrequited Adulation 
3. Artificial Brain - Spacid (Demo) 
4. Tombs - Mother of Mercy (Samhain Cover)
 5. Car Bomb - Bra_C_Ket
 6. Woe - Hope Attrition 
7. Anicon - Tarnish On The Emblems Of Ardor 
8. Belus - Avarice  
9. Containor - Asshole 2 01:17
10. Godmaker - Over (Portishead Cover) 
11. Dead Empires - Ergot 
12. Wreath of Tongues - Reprobate 
13. Moon Tooth - Belt Squeezer
14. Blackout - Crusher Malone  
15. Meek Is Murder - A Prison, A Life Raft 
16. Husbandry - Hierba Mala Nunca Muere 
17. Beast Modulus - Everything's Shocking 
18. Skullshitter - Struggle To Die 
19. Syndromes - ...And Structures Crumble 
20. Bangladeafy - Termites  
Vulgary Display of Purring Record Release Show 
Dead Empires / Belus / Godmaker / Wreath of Tongues @ St Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY - June 26th

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Music News Justin Pearson lyric book on the way

Posted May 19, 2018, 11 a.m.

Justin Pearson lyric book on the way

photo by Jacqueline Coulon

Three One G has opened pre-orders for The Race to Zero, a collection of lyrics and other creative prose from Justin Pearson over the years. Pearson, who shared some of his wordsmithery with SPB in ...

Music News New book on MC5 by bassist Michael Davis

Posted May 5, 2018, 11:02 a.m.

New book on MC5 by bassist Michael Davis

I Brought Down The MC5 by Michael Davis

Cleopatra Records has released a new book titled I Brought Down The MC5, written by bassist Michael Davis. The 350-page memoir covers the band's rise and fall and includes original artwork and photos by ...

Music News Taste da ruckus - Wu-Tang Clan launch their own vodka

Posted March 28, 2018, 10:17 p.m.

Taste da ruckus - Wu-Tang Clan launch their own vodka

Coinciding with Wu Tang Clan’s 25th anniversary, hip hop super group channels its alchemy in liquid form: With H2O sources from the mountain glacier springs of New Zealand, Wu Tang Clan launches their own ...

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Music News Miguel Chen (Teenage Bottlerocket) authors book

Posted March 19, 2018, 8:05 p.m. in Music News by Loren

Miguel Chen (Teenage Bottlerocket) authors book

photo by Loren Green

Miguel Chen, bassist of Teenage Bottlerocket (Fat Wreck Chords), has announced the release of a new book with Rod Meade Sperry, titled I Wanna Be ...

Editor's note: This was revised to on April 2 to reflect that this is Chen's first book, not his second.

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Music News Bloodshot and Southern Lord partner with Table-Turned

Posted Nov. 19, 2017, 10:02 a.m. in Music News by Loren

Bloodshot and Southern Lord partner with Table-Turned

photo by Loren Green

Table-Turned record subscription service has added Southern Lord and Bloodshot Records to their service. The subscription sends a new record to each month based on ...

Music News Recording James Tenney's Changes: 64 Studies for 6 Harps

Posted Nov. 5, 2017, 10:13 a.m. in Music News by Loren

Musician Adrian Tenney (Badlands, ex-Spokenest and Gods Equals Genocide) is working on a project to record a piece of music composed by her late father ...

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Music News Punks in Vegas releases fundraising comp

Posted Oct. 9, 2017, 7:05 p.m. in Music News by Loren

Punks in Vegas releases fundraising comp

Vegas Strong: A Benefit from Punks in Vegas

Punks in Vegas announced Vegas Strong today, a charity compilation with over 100 bands. On sale for $5, the digital compilation will donate 100% of ...

Music News Houston bands release benefit comp post Hurricane Harvey

Posted Sept. 23, 2017, 2:40 p.m. in Music News by Loren

Houston bands release benefit comp post Hurricane Harvey

photo by Loren Green

Earlier this month, fifteen Houston artists came together for the digital benefit release Making Waves: A Benefit Compiltation For Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey. Including ...

Omotai's A Ruined Oak will be reissued on Tofu Carnage on Oct. 6. The band is also playing live in correlation to the reissue.
OMOTAI Tour Dates:9/29/2017 Sunshine Bar - Arlington, TX9/30/2017 The Blue Note - Oklahoma City, OK10/01/2017 Streets Of London - Denver, CO10/03/2017 TBA - Kalispell, MT10/04/2017 Mootsy's Tavern - Spokane, WA10/05/2017 The Black Lodge - Seattle, WA10/06/2017 Le Voyeur - Olympia, WA10/07/2017 Jub Jub's Thirst Parlor - Reno, NV10/08/2017 Hemlock Tavern - San Francisco, CA10/09/2017 Blacklight District Lounge - Long Beach, CA10/10/2017 TBA - San Diego, CA10/11/2017 Yucca Tap Room - Phoenix, AZ10/12/2017 Burt's Tiki Lounge - Albuquerque, NM10/13/2017 Depot District Oyster Bar - Lubbock, TX10/14/2017 Faust - San Antonio, TX

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Music News RARAs Farm's Music Blog looks at new Descendents

Posted Sept. 9, 2017, 3:05 p.m. in Music News by Loren

RARAs Farm's Music Blog looks at new Descendents

photo by Loren Green

With the Descendents set to tour the US this fall, RARAs Farm's Music Blog has posted a personal review-style exploration of last year's ...

DESCENDENTSProvidence, RILupo's Heartbreak Hotel
8:30 P.M.
DESCENDENTSHouston, TXHouse of Blues
7 P.M.
DESCENDENTSAustin, TXStubb's Barbeque
7 P.M.
DESCENDENTSAustin, TXStubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater
1 A.M.
DESCENDENTSSt Louis, MOThe Pageant
8 P.M.
DESCENDENTSChicago, ILRiviera Theatre
7:30 P.M.
DESCENDENTSLake Buena Vista, FLHouse of Blues Orlando
7:30 P.M.
DESCENDENTSAtlanta, GAThe Masquerade
8 P.M.
DESCENDENTSKansas City, MOUptown Theater
8 P.M.
DESCENDENTSDallas, TXGas Monkey Live!
9 P.M.
DESCENDENTSCleveland, OHHouse of Blues Cleveland
7 P.M.
DESCENDENTSGrand Rapids, MI20 Monroe Live
7 P.M.
DESCENDENTSBaltimore, MDRams Head Live!
8 P.M.
DESCENDENTSSayreville, NJStarland Ballroom
7 P.M.
DESCENDENTSTempe, AZMarquee Theatre
8 P.M.
DESCENDENTSLas Vegas, NVBrooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
7 P.M.

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Music News First 100 Days series

Posted Jan. 14, 2017, 10:35 a.m. in Music News by Loren

First 100 Days series

photo by Scott Wilkinson

The Secretly Group curated 30 Songs, 30 Days, has announced a compilation titled Our First 100 Days. With songs from Angel Olsen, Will Oldham, Mountain ...

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