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Monthly Archives: January 2011

An club official program (January – February 2011)

I went to An Club the other day to see two Greek bands, punk rockers ΟΥΣΤ and alternative rockers, Atoma 4.

There is a new underground Greek rock scene out there waiting for you, so I thought it would be nice having the January and February program list of An Club.

The club has been around for about 25 years, very near to Exarchia square at Solomou street and apart from the local bands, foreign bands have also played there.

Some of the foreign bands are: Marky Ramone, Niki Sudden Steve Wynn, Dead Moon, Mike Patton, Lee Scratch Perry, Zounds, Fleshtones, Lydia Lunch, Godfathers, U.K. Subs, Agnostic front, Vibrators, Vice Squad, Skyclad, Katatonia, Mayhem, Tiamat, International Noise Conspiracy, Orange Goblin, Nomads, Louis Tillet and many others.

 

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Joy Division – Under Review Full DVD

 
 

UK SUBS all NEW album on sale NOW!!!

 

Whilst the Punk community sit round and eagerly await the Queens Honours List (!) to see if U.K.Subs vocalist Charlie Harper has been knighted for Services to Punk Rock the man himself has continued to tour the world relentlessly. Now up to the letter “W” in the quest for an album for every letter of the alphabet, this is undoubtedly one of Sir Charlie and co.’s best efforts to date, a real bonefide Punk Rock classic. It features a great cover of The Sonics “Strychnine”, a co-write with Rancid’s Lars Frederiksen plus a dozen Subs originals – “Work In Progress” = 14 powerful, melodic and lyrically spot on Punk Rock anthems. 35 years on and still going strong. This is a classic and you should own it.

Disk 1: CREATION | TOKYO ROSE | HELL IS OTHER PEOPLE | THE AXE | RADIO UNFRIENDLY | THIS CHAOS | GURU | EIGHTEEN WHEELS | CHILDREN OF THE FLOOD | ALL BLURS INTO ONE | ROCK N ROLL WHORE | STRYCHNINE | ROBOT AGE

 

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GRINDSTONE REDUX (THE DOCUMENTARY)

There is a saying in America, “put your nose to the grindstone” which means “get to work”.

The underground indie scene certainly has had and will continue to have much work.

 I recently viewed the dvd “Grindstone Redux” which was produced and assembled by Andrew Szava-Kovats, owner of True Age Records.

It covers the story of a network of underground musicians communicating by hand-written letters and cassettes both domestically and abroad during the ‘80’s.

Some of those featured included people we’ve written about previously, including Don Campau as well as Mikhail Bohonus, Jeff Chenault, Christopher Elston, Charles Goff III, Randy Greif, Al Margolis, Mark Lane, Chris Phinney and Andrew Szava-Kovats himself.

 Their interviews are covering all the difficulties and pleasures encountered by the indie scene before the internet.

They had the opportunity to correspond with many people from other lands, trading a vast collection of musical talent and experimentation.

Keep in mind this was before the internet provided the luxury of instant gratification of listening to what you wanted and when you wanted.

Mail was slow.

It could take a week or a month from any individual but the thrill of finding something in your mailbox was something today’s internet generation will never experience.

It wasn’t just music, it was artwork.

It was the soul of the individual crafted in limited quantity.

In addition to the interviews you will also be able to experience footage from Mark Lane’s gigs in Europe, Al Margolis’s experimental music performances and much more.

The dvd came out during 2009 through True Age Media and will give you a taste of the cassette scene, American style,

A truly fascinating look into how musicians coped in the music industry when the music industry failed to support them.

You can get it for here