February, 2010

JFA “Pipe Truck” video

Here’s something I never saw before today, a video made by Placebo Records for the JFA song, “Pipe Truck”! This song, and especially this band, was one of many I’d skate to constantly during the 1980s and my teenage punk […]

Bomp 2 Born in the Garage

Bomp 2 Born in the Garage – Book Bomp!/UT Publishing While I knew that Greg Shaw, the man who started Bomp did a fanzine before it became a record label and mail order, I had no idea just how many […]

Pennywise name new singer

South Bay punk pioneers Pennywise have announced that Zoli Teglas of Orange County’s Ignite, is the band’s new and permanent lead singer. After months of searching, the members of Pennywise announced that Ignite vocalist Zoli Teglas is now officially the […]

R.I.P. Iain Burgess

Legendary producer, Iain Burgess (far right in this photo with members of Blatant Dissent) passed away today after losing his fight to pancreatic cancer. Iain Burgess was probably the man most responsible for the “Chicago sound” of 1980s punk rock. […]

DRI 2/9 at Reggie’s

Sunday night Reggie’s played host to a hardcore extravaganza which was headlined by the long awaited return of DRI! This was also a marathon show and a late one featuring five bands, which meant it was going to be a […]