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Black Flag – Reality 86’d

Three bands and crew (a combined total of 13 individuals), 2 Dodge Ram extended cab vans, one equipment truck, one PA system traverse the continental US for six months. A road documentary shot from the inside of the last Black Flag tour ever (the 1986 “In My Head” US tour.) Greg Ginn along with Henry Rollins, Cel Revulta, and Anthony Martinez comprise the final line up of the band. Featuring behind the scenes proceedings and live performances from Black Flag, Painted Willie, and Gone (Ginn’s side project, then featuring Sim Cain and Andrew Weiss (later of the Rollins Band) . David Markey was along for the entire trip as the drummer / singer for Painted Willie (with Phil Newman & Vic Makauskas), documenting the six month tour with his Super-8 camera as it happened. Also features roadie Joe (“Planet Joe“) Cole, soundmen Davo Claasen and Dave “Ratman” Levine, and the tour manager who kept it all together, Mitch Bury. A crucial turning point in American underground rock. The end of the line for a trail blazing American band.

Shot in 1986 and completed by director David Markey in 1991 for We Got Power Films, approx. 62 min., Super 8 film

 
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Posted by on March 17, 2012 in Documentaries

 

REBELLION FESTIVALS


4 Days, 6 stages, over 200 bands Acoustic Stage, Punk Art, Cinema, Merchandise – join us in Blackpool to celebrate all things Punk Rock…..

The original Punk and Alternative Festival. 4 Days, 6 stages, over 200 bands Acoustic Stage, Punk Art, Cinema, Merchandise – join us in Blackpool to celebrate all things Punk Rock…..

THURSDAY 2ND AUGUST TO SUNDAY 5TH AUGUST 2012 (4 days)

THE WINTERGARDENS, CHURCH STREET, BLACKPOOL, LANCS, FY1 1HL, UK

The following bands are confirmed for Rebellion Festival 2012:

RANCID, PUBLIC IMAGE LIMITED, RUTS DC, THE ONLY ONES, BOW WOW WOW, ANTI PASTI, SLAUGHTER AND THE DOGS, THE BOYS, SNUFF, THE SLACKERS, THE BUSINESS, NEVILLE STAPLE BAND, CONFLICT, PENETRATION, THE SUBHUMANS, BIG D & THE KIDS TABLE,
D.O.A., THE OUTCASTS, AGNOSTIC FRONT, TV SMITH & THE VALENTINES BEST OF THE ADVERTS, ZERO BOYS, SNFU, MORNING GLORY, 7 SECONDS, VOODOO GLOW SKULLS, VICE SQUAD, THE FITS,
HARDSKIN, LAST RESORT, THE CORTINAS, UK SUBS, 999, ARGY BARGY, CASE, THE MONOCHROME SET, SPIZZ ENERGI, THE PIRANHAS, PETER & THE TEST TUBE BABIES, ABRASIVE WHEELS, MxPx, SONIC BOOM SIX, THE VARUKERS, 5 SHITTY FINGERS, DEADLINE, THE FILAMENTS, THE CREEPSHOW, CHELSEA, VIV ALBERTINE, ONE WAY SYSTEM, CITIZEN FISH, BLOOD OR WHISKEY, HERE AND NOW, LEFT ALONE, RANDOM HAND, SPLODGENESSABOUNDS GOLDBLADE, REAL McKENZIES, PATRIK FITZGERALD, THE RESTARTS, HILLBILLY MOON EXPLOSION, CHAS IKSTAN & THE BON BON BONS, THE NOTSENSIBLES, HEAVY METAL KIDS, MENACE, STOMPER 98, PIPES AND PINTS, KUNT AND THE GANG, JB CONSPIRACY , THE LURKERS, JAYA THE CAT, TOXPACK, CRASHED OUT, CHOKING SUSAN, HAGAR THE WOMB, THE CRAVATS, THE SHAKESPEAROS, ANTI VIGILANTE, RORY McLEOD, RUST (Australia), SEGISMUNDO TOXICOMANO, TV SMITH & LEIGH HEGGARTY, THE AGITATORS, THE DUEL, CAPTAIN HOTKNIVES, FUNERAL DRESS, LOS FASTIDIOS, SICK ON THE BUS, RUBELLA BALLET, JOOLZ DENBY, ATILLA THE STOCKBROKER, RAT CITY RIOT, CONTROL, REAZIONE, THE GRIT, NECK, THE SYSTEM, VINCE RAY & THE BONE SHAKERS, BONEYARD ZOMBIES, VIC RUGGERIO (THE SLACKERS), THE ENEMY, PARANOID VISIONS, CAPTAIN HOTKNIVES, XTRACT, TEXAS TERRI BOMB, SECTION 5, HENRY CLUNEY (ex SLF), VICTIMS OF CIRCUMSTANCE, TOM HINGLEY, THE DIRTY FOLKERS, MAX SPLODGE, JIM SORROW, THE BLAME, DRAGSTER, PETE BENTHAM & THE DINNER LADIES, DRONGOS FOR EUROPE, DIRTY REVOLUTION, DEMOB, GIRLFIXER, 2ND DISTRICT (with Pascal Briggs), GIMP FIST, ZOO PARTY, THE JONS, LOST CHERREES, THE PORTERS, RUNNIN RIOT, NEWTOWN KINGS, THE DIPSOMANIACS, TYRANNOSAURUS ALAN, THE HUMAN PROJECT, SARAH BLACKWOOD, FIRE EXIT, SENSA YUMA, POLICE BASTARD, F UK, DRAGSTER, CYANIDE PILLS, H.D.Q, NAPALM, PASCAL BRIGGS & THE STOKERS, THE BEATLESONS, DERITA SISTERS, MIKE ONLY , PINK HEARSE, GEOFFREY OiCOTT, LUCY WARD, THE SPIVS, ROCK & ROLL GYPSYS, THE DOWNTOWN STRUTS (USA), SYDNEY DUCKS ( USA), THE P?UKES, DUN2DEF, UPPERCUTS, SUBCULTURE, SEPTIC PSYCHOS, PATROL, 3CR, MONGOLOIDS, HI FI SPITFIRES, TOUGHNECK RIOT, MONKISH, PAUL CARTER, MONICA & THE EXPLOSION, BOOZE & GLORY, ASHIKA SOUND SYSTEM, THE CROWS, ACID DROP, KEVIN SECONDS, DUBTONES, HOTWIRED, LOADED 44, ON TRIAL UK, WOB, FOREIGN LEGION, THE KIRKZ

Email – rebelliontickets@btinternet.com or call +44 (0) 2476 601678 (credit/debit cards)
Send a cheque or postal order (in sterling only) payable to Rebellion Festivals Ltd. and send to 65 Whitecross Rd Hereford HR4 0DQ – please enclose a stamped, self addressed envelope – no SAE no tickets.
Please allow 28 days for delivery.

Also available from many ticket agencies and outlets abroad. Please check out the TICKETS page for details.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE

 
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Posted by on March 16, 2012 in Concerts / Performances

 

Healing Abuse, Working for Change

New Zero God & Friends chose to donate all proceeds of “Second Chance” to a Massachusetts based organization called HAWC (Healing Abuse, Working for Change). HAWC helps thousands of people who have been physically, mentally, and sexually abused, giving them the resources they need to get back on their feet and put their pasts behind them. In other words, HAWC gives people the second chance they need to start living life again.

If you like the song please download it from: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/newzerogodfriends

Each $0.99 download will go directly into an account for HAWC, helping the organization with every single click. Everybody involved in this charity project sincerely hopes this song will bring awareness, hope, inspiration, and a bit of funding to a worthy cause because everybody deserves a second chance.

NEW ZERO GOD & FRIENDS — The people behind the song:

Mike Pougounas — Vocals (New Zero God)
Raymond John Ross — Vocals (ANKST)
Susana Egea — Vocals (Stereoskop)
Don Campau — Vocals (Musician/Radio DJ)
Lord Litter — Vocals (Musician/Radio DJ)
Michael Christou — Guitar (New Zero God)
Will Crewdson — Guitar (Scant Regard, Johnette Napolitano, Adam Ant, Rachel Stamp and others)
Haris Stavrakas — Bass (New Zero God)
Chris Tuke — Bass (Berlin Black)
Martin Birke — Keyboards (Genre Peak, Hardboiled Wonderland)
Dimitris Steves — Drums (New Zero God)
Shaun Histed-Todd — Artwork
Chris Manolitsis — Sound Engineer
Anna Psarreas — Executive Liason

ABOUT HAWC: Founded in 1978, HAWC (Healing Abuse Working for Change, formerly known as Help for Abused Women and their Children) is the oldest and the most comprehensive domestic violence agency on the Massachusetts’ North Shore with direct services provided in 23 cities and towns. HAWC provides services and support to victims of domestic violence in order that they may make informed, independent decisions about their futures. Some of the many services provided include: 24-hour hotline, shelter program, short-term counseling, support groups, parent/child trauma recovery program, youth outreach program, legal advocacy program, and educational/training programs. The purpose of HAWC is to create social change by taking action against personal and societal patterns of violence and oppression.

Address: 27 Congress St., Salem, MA 01970
Phone: 978-744-8552
24 Hour Hotline: 1-800-547-1649

◦ LINKS to HAWC:
– OFFICIAL: http://www.hawcdv.org
– FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/#!/HAWCNorthShore

 
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Posted by on March 6, 2012 in Music

 

3rd Rock Festival of Myconos – 1989

The 3rd Rock Festival of Myconos is something that most of the Greeks do not remember anymore, or maybe never heard of, but I am sure that the number and names of the Greek bands that took part would surprise any lover of the Greek underground of the 80’s.

I was having a chat with a friend of mine the other day and I came up with the idea of posting something about this festival.  So, I found a few videos on YouTube and an article from THIS blog in order to put it all together…

In 1989, independent promoters “Group Taki 13” (actually a group of friends that took their name from the street address where their headquarters were stationed) decided to organize a 6-day Rock Festival on Myconos island.

Putting together a 6-day festival would have taken a great effort… Bands from all rock genres:  punk rock, new wave, classic rock, phychedelic rock, rockabilly, experimental…you name it…

The experimental band Aera Patera had their first official live show at this festival. You can have a taste here. The lady who is philosophizing on the video is Thalia from the band Greek Salad.

It took place during July and it was covered by the Greek national TV channel, ERT 1.

The biggest problem of the festival was the wind.  I am sure that there is a photo of Myconos next to the word “windy” in the dictionary.  It really made things difficult for the performing artists which, as you realize, were many:  Alice in a Nightmare, South of No North, Metro Decay, Panx Romana, Mushrooms, Villa 21, Brush, Sophie’s Law, Blue Light, May Day Overdrive, Gap, Dada Data, Radio Nation, I-5, Dirty Saints, Blue Jeans, Anaconda Snake Band, Preludes, Blues Mobile, Jam Up, Petunia Pig, Greek Salad, Famagusta, Yeah.

This is how No Man’s Land did it, fronted by Evi Hassapides Watson.

There were even more artists (some never made it) such as: Alla Mantata, Dimitris Poulikakos, Litis & Synergeio, Montelo 63, Stavros Logarides, Christos Kyriazis, Zaira, Angelos Skordilis, Itan Einai Kai Tha Einai, Koryvantes, Rififi, Selana, Vlassis & The Night Power, Ahart, Speed Brakes, Roll with the Wind, Johnny and the Cadillacs.

This is a video taken from ERT 1.
The psychedelic band Purple Overdose performing at the 3rd Rock Festival of Myconos in 1989.

Today this might look awkward and distant.  While Greece is in complete turbulence nowadays, who would have guessed 23 years ago that all this would happen?

We can’t say that the 3rd Rock Festival of Myconos gathered thousands of people. But it’s just something to remember of an era that young people in this country had fun and I believe that these days will come again.

 
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Posted by on March 2, 2012 in Concerts / Performances