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Craig Wedren art/photography show and solo tour

Posted Feb. 9, 2019, 12:40 p.m.
Craig Wedren art/photography show and solo tour

photo by Meggan Lennon

Former frontman of Shudder To Think, Craig Wedren, has an upcoming art exhibit and limited edition book that captures moments from his career, titled My '90s. Wedren's installation features "intimate Polaroid photos" of his bandmates, members of Fugazi, Pearl Jam, and his association working with The State and Wet Hot American Summer TV/film teams.

Wedren released Adult Desire Expanded late last year, and also does film and TV composition.

Mar 7 San Francisco, CA - The Loin (My '90s Opening)
Apr 11 San Diego, CA - The Casbah*
Apr 21 Santa Barbara, CA - Velvet Jones*
Apr 22 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel*
April 23 Sacramento, CA - Harlow's
*notes dates with The Messthetics

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Greg Puciato to release poetry + photography book

Posted Jan. 13, 2019, 10:59 a.m.
Greg Puciato to release poetry + photography book

photo by Stephen Odom

Greg Puciato, vocalist of groups The Black Queen and The Dillinger Escape Plan, will release a book titled Separate the Dawn next month, on Feb. 12. The book is a collection of poetry and photography that was mostly completed during The Dillinger Escape Plan's final year and a half. The book is to be released on Federal Prisoner, a new label/publishing house that also released The Black Queen's Infinite Games last year.

In an interview with Revolver, Puciato says the following about the project:

This is the heaviest and most brutal, but ultimately positive and necessary piece, in a series of thematically connected output for me, during what I now see as a long transitional arc, of realization, processing, shedding, accepting, and then finally coming out of the other side into a different place. A walk through a broken mirror. Chronologically this goes after Dissociation, and before Infinite Games. It's also a surprising and welcome reconnection with a medium that was my first creative love, even before music, and an equally surprising fascination with a new one. I guess it's essentially my fist (and maybe only) solo release. Thanks to everyone who picks this up, for continuing to encourage me to keep creating with zero regard for parameters of gene or medium. Also, Lebron James is not greater than Michael Jordan.

The Black Queen will tour Australia next week, and North America in the spring.

The Black Queen tour dates:
January 17 Brisbane, Australia Black Bear Lodge SOLD OUT
January 18 Sydney, Australia Landsdowne Hotel SOLD OUT
January 19 Melbourne, Australia Northcote Social Club SOLD OUT
January 20 Melbourne, Australia Northcote Social Club SOLD OUT
February 22 San Diego, CA Brick By Brick
February 23 Las Vegas, NV Db172
February 24 Phoenix, AZ The Rebel Lounge
February 26 Austin, TX Barracuda
February 27 Dallas, TX Curtain Club
March 1 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade (Hell)
March 2 Ybor City, FL Crowbar
March 3 Orlando, FL The Abbey
March 5 Charlotte, NC Amos Southend
March 6 Washington, DC Union Stage
March 8 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
March 9 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
March 11 Cambridge, MA The Sinclair
March 12 Montreal, QC Le Ministere
March 13 Toronto, ON Velvet Underground
March 15 Detroit, MI The Shelter
March 16 Chicago, IL Subterranean
March 17 Minneapolis, MN Studio B @ Skyway Theatre
March 19 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre
March 20 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
March 22 Seattle, WA Chop Suey
March 23 Portland, OR Dante’s
March 25 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
March 26 Sacramento, CA Holy Diver
March 28 Los Angeles, The Regent

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Music News Mike Patton to sing anthem before NFL playoff game

Posted Jan. 12, 2019, 10:34 a.m.

Mike Patton to sing anthem before NFL playoff game

photo by Ransom & Mitchell

Mike Patton, the king of all things unexpected, will sing the US national anthem prior to kickoff at the NFL playogg game between the Los Angeles Rams and Dallas Cowboys tonight at approximate 7PM CST ...

Music News DOA's Joe Keithley elected to city council

Posted Nov. 2, 2018, 10:23 p.m.

DOA's Joe Keithley elected to city council

D.O.A.'s Joe Keithley has won a seat on the Burnaby city council and will serve on one of eight seats. Having run for other political offices in the past, Keithley placed eigth ...

Music News Sydney Festival returns for 2019

Posted Oct. 28, 2018, 2:30 p.m.

The annual Sydney Festival is due to return from 9th-27th January 2019, including theatre performances, art installations and a diverse musical lineup including: Orquesta Akokán, a 13-piece mambo band direct from Cuba; South African ...

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Music News Kathleen Hanna and Tees 4 Togo

Posted Oct. 21, 2018, 11:12 a.m. in Music News by Loren

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 ...

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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Music News Vulgar Display of Purring awareness program launched

Posted June 10, 2018, 2:05 p.m. in Music News by Loren

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 ...

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. in Music News by Loren

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 ...

Music News New book on MC5 by bassist Michael Davis

Posted May 5, 2018, 11:02 a.m. in Music News by Loren

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 ...

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

Posted March 28, 2018, 10:17 p.m. in Music News by T

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 ...

To celebrate the occasion, the launch will be graced with performances by Jay Sean, Timomatic, Nino Brown, Troy T, Suite Az and a fashion showcase on Friday, 18 April in Sydney at Max Watts.

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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 ...

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