Monday, December 13, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
This is the first XBRAINIAX show in Michigan in over 2.5 years. You should be there.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 9, 2011.
2937 GRAND BLVD.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
A few days late on the “Smash The Silence” post for this month. Part 2 of the 4-month long Detroit series is now up. The bands this month show a more varied side of the underground music scene in the 80s & 90s.
Featured are the man-eating machine INSIDE OUT, thrash metalheads DEATHCORP, anti-PC punx CATFISH, industrial dance pioneers SHOCK THERAPY and horror punk legends FEISTY CADAVERS.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
Resistant Culture from CA
Live to Kill
and Full Scale Panic
at the Bohemian National House
3009 Tillman, Detroit
A fantastic DIY art and music venue
$8 7PM Tuesday Oct. 12th
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Im gonna be running a Raffle for the Refuge Benefit show.
I would like to do a MIHC prize. A little something from every band i could get.
Also, if anyone works at a restaurant or something that could donate a gift certificate,
Email me with any questions!
Friday, September 10, 2010
DEATHSKIN RAZORS- "Who Can Belong" CD
Rather than the faux-arty metallic crust suggested by the cover art, Detroit's DEATHSKIN RAZORS deliver crushing hardcore on the eleven-track Who Can Belong. Needless to say, this was a pleasant surprise for your CD-wary reviewer. I'm not really up on the latest bands from this end of the HC spectrum so i can't offer any contemporary comparisons, but DEATHSKIN RAZORS play a modern-sounding style that draws elements of the CRO-MAGS, INTEGRITY and even INFEST at times. In other words, heavy and brutal- but without a tough-guy macho element. (I'm not saying the songs are about flowers and holding hands, but they're not about beating down backstabbing ex-friends, either.) Break-downs abound. (CS) Read more:
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Ok...we all know that hardcore, punk and metal had thriving scenes in the early 1980's in the Metro Detroit area. No one will ever question the importance or greatness of those early bands. Their influence can still be heard around the world. But...what everyone always says is that somewhere around 1985 it all died. Maybe this was true in other cities, but there was no music drought in and around southeast Michigan. From the mid 80s to the mid 90s, bands in the Detroit area were still creating some of the best music around.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Hybrid Moments at 22730 Woodward Ave, between Nine Mile and Troy in Ferndale. And with that they have been putting on shows.
ZKINZ are local legends that combine Totalitar with Bastard (you read that right, if you don't know who these bands are it's your loss).
Final Assault had to cancel as one of their schlubs had to commit to a life of crime.
Support this show. Support this record store AND EVERY other record store you see. Go into them and put up flyers. Hold a record, buy a CD. Support your scene, your art and your friends.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
influenced by all the classic stuff: old Sepultura, Kreator, Slayer, Exodus,
High On Fire, Warbringer, Saviours, Sabbath, etc, etc, etc... email
Youtube links to some our guitar riffs and ideas...
Thursday, August 12, 2010
This Friday the 13th will be different. We've got five bands, $5 and a hell of a good time. Some of us are flabby, maybe gassy, maybe surly, maybe burly and a little furry. But it will be a loud and good time with Attentant & Oiltanker coming from Connecticut to join in on the fun. Put down the machete, take off the hockey mask and come to PJ's Lager House on Michigan Ave in Detroit.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
You've been advised.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
PJ's Lager House
Amino Acids, Ameobas and The Fury get it started.
If you don't know who this is you'd better do a some sort of internets search and get a history lesson.
See you there
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
July 21st. Two shows. One night. Cheap, yummy, loud and screamy.
Early in the night at Corktown Tavern.
Sorrower, (from AZ), Taisto (from Lansing ex-Babehammer) & Live to Kill (local legends)
Cognitive Dissonance (from Minneapolis)
Rest easy knowing that you will have so much fun that your belly will be full, your braincells splattered and your britches soiled.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Wednesday: Murphy's Law with Deathskin Razors, D.A. & Death in Custody. Original post here. $10 All Ages.
Thursday: The Melvins. They cannot be categorized/pigeonholed into one genre. They are playing a double set. If you've never seen them now is the time. $15 advance. $18 day of. All Ages.
Friday: D.O.A., Shotbaker, The Bill Bondsmen, Final Assault & Kommie Kilpatrick. $12 in advance, $15 day off. All Ages.
You can catch up on sleep when you're dead.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
The LP smokes. Its on iTunes (and the shadier parts of the internet), and they'll have the LP at the shows.
Monday, June 21
Burning Love (ex Cursed, Swarm, etc)
at Refuge for "Go Skateboarding Day" 7pm, $7, all ages
Thursday, July 15
From Hell +1
at Smalls, $10, 8pm
Saturday, July 17
at Frankies, Toledo 9pm $10 all ages
Monday, June 7, 2010
He has very inexpensive rates and said he'd record you for free if he likes your band.
He has recorded the upcoming NIGHTBRINGER stuff, the DISCONNECTED stuff, and he's currently working on recording vocals for the upcoming HERDS 7".
Contact him here: email@example.com
Monday, May 31, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
After getting blipped, blopped and beeped out come down to the Comet Bar. Outside...all day and night. Music starts at 6 PM. $3 gets you in. More $$$ and knowing and/or asking the right people will get you in the right state of mind. Bands include:
Blowjobs for Profit, Ironclad, Linoleum Blownapart, Final Ässault , The Kalashnikovs, The Clots, H8 Inc & Detroit 442.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Kyklooppien Sukupuutto (Finnish hardcore masters....hard to pronounce...easy to listen) will be raging through Detroit on their way down to Chaos in Tejas. Taisto (From Lansing via Finland) and Live to Kill bring the power and the fury. This will be one of those "you had to be there" type of shows. $5 gets you a pile 'o' fun
Monday, May 10, 2010
Great show in Toledo on Friday, June 4, 2010.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
Go to http://spidercuddler.com/smashthesilence.html to check it out!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
July 1st - Toledo, OH
July 2nd - Buffalo / Syracuse, NY
July 3rd & 4th - Fest in Burlington, VT
July 5th - Boston
July 6th - NYC
July 7th - Philly
July 8th - New Brunswick, NJ
July 9th - Washington DC
July 10th - Pittsburgh
July 11th - Cleveland, OH
Monday, April 26, 2010
Right now it's the calm before the storm. "There will be quiet," as Mike Ferraro said. But be patient and that quiet will soon turn to turmoil, tumult, bombs, death and eventually three new 7"s followed by a new fucking album!
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Strong words coming from a new band, right? That would be true if the guys in Detroit based unit KNIFE weren't battle-tested veterans of their scene. Comprised of guitarist Eric Prozac, formerly of evil thrash crusties NEMA, rhythm section Brian Repa and Nathan Miller of hardcore legends THOUGHTS OF IONESCO, and ex-MOTHER / PLANET EATER growler Curt Massof on vocals, KNIFE are forging ahead with a new sound; leaving their past accomplishments in the dust.
KNIFE's aural weapon of choice is heavy riff 'n rhythm instrumentation layered with groove-laden vocals that sound as if they crawled out of the rubble of Detroit and found a southern swamp to call home. Their songs are thick and contain just the right balance of pure rock fury and sludgy heaviness to make the most discerning head bang up and down. Recording plans are in the near future for KNIFE, and the 313 area code needs to prepare itself for the blast.
KNIFE will have their live debut at The Shelter in Detroit on Friday, May 7th. Also appearing are HELLMOUTH, AGAINST THE GRAIN, SNAKEWING and ISOSCELES MOUNTAIN.
Monday, April 5, 2010
@ Logans House
6PM $3-5 Donation
Serpent On The Mount
This is a benefit show for Jimmy Lawson's Relay For Life Team. All proceeds will go to help out Jimmy's team!
Monday, March 29, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
DAHC: It must be a headtrip to talk to so many people who were around 30 years ago and who are still around today. What's it like looking back on Touch & Go and the people involved like Rollins and Mackaye?
TV: Well I guess I'm still pinching myself that the book is coming out! Its been a dream for some time..it did allow me to re-connect with folks, like Ian, and it also showed me that some have moved on..trying to get some of the old bands back on stage for the book release party has been daunting!
DAHC: How long has the project been in the works and what sort of help have you gotten from others? Has it been more difficult than you expected?
TV: Ya selling the book took awhile..Steve Miller (Fix singer) and Chris Fuller my attorney never gave up..we had some verbal agreements that fell thru when people saw it..ha! Too much I guess...Ian at Bazillion Points has been great all the way!
DAHC: Do you have a favorite issue or part of the book?
TV: Theres a run of the mags probably in the mid to late teens where we were in our element, our punk rock wheelhouse...loaded to the 9's with American Hardcore...its amazing how many of these bands still resonate with the younguns...
DAHC: How did you and Dave go about creating an issue back in the day? How'd you construct it, how'd you print it, how many would press, how would you distro it, etc?
TV: I did my pages, he did his and then we would get together..have some cocktails and swap our handiwork...make some final; adjustments and we were off to press!
DAHC: How much of your punk life do your co-workers or non-punk friends know about? Has it ever caused any big issues in the "real world"?
TV: Nah..back when I was a teacher I worried about it but now I'm a Telecom Engineer it aint an issue..everyone digs it....even if its a bit out there for the average joe..they think its boss that an old geezer such as myself is still plying the punk rock waters
DAHC:What interests are you absorbed in outside of music?
TV: Collecting old Toys! Robots, anything related to TV shows like Munsters...why just yesterday I got up and 5:30 AM drove to Toledo, dropped $300 on a Munsters board game, then vamoosed it to Detroit to spend the day recording a couple Germs and a Seeds track for tribute CD's with my boss new line up of Tesco Vee's Hate Police...great day all the way around! I still like riding my big bore crotch rocket...
DAHC:Who are some of your favorite bands/musicians?
TV: Hellmouth! Hey listen I REALLY try and get out and keep up with the happening bands but I needed Tony Rettman out there in Soprano-land to tell me about this great fuckin band in my own back yard! There are many great Detroit bands going..Chapstik, Wolf Bait, Electric 6(for shakin the post punk booty) of course ABBA! I am busy re-discovering all my old prog rock faves via all the box sets..still love collecting vinyl at yard sales..I love Lewis Black the comedian..he's the middle aged stand up version of me..but what I love about bein a goofball funny man onstage is when the joke bombs..crank up a tune!
DAHC: What are your favorite books or who are your favorite authors?
TV: Mostly I red rock bio's...Thin Lizzy, T Rex, Black Sabbath, Roxy Music, Motorhead and the Dimebag Darrel book are my most recent reads...
DAHC: Favorite films or directors?
TV: John Waters! The old stuff mostly..Night of The Hunter from the 1950's with Robert Mitchum is my second favorite move..Rocky is the first! I've seen it at least 50 times..I love gangster films..love Turner Classic Movies..the old George Raft type Noir films...
DAHC: What inspires you?
TV: Being able to go out on stage with some young bucks and not suck..still feel the surge of adrenaline and still pump out some heartfelt vitriol and see kids in their 20's get wide eyed and a grinnin'..love to shock and offend people...tell em how fuckin stupid organized religion is, tossing back a Bombay Saphire or 2.... hopping in a van with a bunch of dudes and tour America's back alley punk rock shitholes...getting paid for playing music...never quite figure out how that works..if it were the other way around I'd still do it..
Friday, March 19, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
THE DREAM WAS DEAD
As the DIY gigs continued on into the summer at the Clubhouse, gigs at Clutch Cargos (now known as the City Club) went on. July saw San Francisco’s Dead Kennedys finally make it to Detroit with the Necros, Negative Approach and the Cruicfucks as the openers. Also on the bill were Blight, the latest post-Fix project of Mike Achtenberg, Steve Miller and roadie Pat Clark. Mike stuck to bass while Miller tried his hand at guitar and Clark played drums. Rounding out their line-up was none other than Tesco Vee on lead vocals and electric trumpet. Blight’s sound was a disturbing merger of the art damaged plod of Northern California’s Flipper and the abrasive, abstract industrial sounds of U.K. troublemakers like Throbbing Gristle or Whitehouse. As expected, the new breed of Detroit hardcore punkers were slightly confused by the sets of Blight and Crucifucks while they gleefully beat the tar out of one another during the Necros, Negative Approach and Dead Kennedys.
Steve Miller – Mike and I were living in a house in Sterling when we formed Blight. Pat had a guitar and an amp, so we’re like, “Let’s drink beer and get in the basement,” and that was it; we started playing twice a week. I remember the practices being very spirited and alcohol fueled; just get as drunk as you could and carry on. I stole the song "Blight" from the theme song to “Guiding Light.” Tesco was coming to hang out once in awhile and he started to join in. It was such a pleasant music experience. There wasn’t pressure, we were just playing music for ourselves. The next thing I know it was "Hey, you want to play a gig with the Dead Kennedys?” and were recording demos on a four track. As far as that gig went, I remember Jello [Biafra, vocalist for the Dead Kennedys] was a real pretentious dude. He gave The Fix its due, I will say that, but he was more about himself – always played the star, not showing up for sound check, etc. The band seemed to dislike him. That night, Darren Peligro [drummer for Dead Kennedys] and I drank all the backstage beer, which miffed Jello in a priceless way. This was when the Detroit punk contingent was still under the straight edge spell, which made it all the more of a pleasure to indulge.
Tim King - I worked the stage for that Dead Kennedys show. They had this jerk-off manager who made us have a band meeting behind the stage before they started. He was like a drill sergeant, saying shit like ‘No one touches Jello. If anything happens, let Jello take care of it. If Jello drops the microphone, no one touches it but me. I was like ‘Fuck you dude, you’re in Detroit!’ I made a point that when Jello dropped his fucking microphone to run out in the middle of the stage and pick it up and look at the manager like ‘Look! I’m touching Jello’s microphone!’
Steve Shelley – Through either Timmy Yohannon [editor of Northern Californian fanzine Maximum Rock ‘N’ Roll] or the M.D.C. guys, Jello heard that tape we did in Corey’s basement. He invited us to play with them at the City Club that summer. I think Jello saw something of himself in Doc and wanted to take us under his wing. He invited us to do a northwest tour with them and asked if we wanted to do a record on [Jello's label] Alternative Tentacles. To all those Detroit punkers, the Dead Kennedys were already something that was totally passé. Being involved with them was not cool at all, but they provided us with opportunities that didn’t exist for us in Michigan.
Blight did not last for long as a live band as Tesco’s interest in the Midwest was waning. When the grade school he was working for kindly asked him not to come back the next year, he took that as an opportunity to head out of Michigan and start anew in Washington D.C. Tesco’s co-conspirator in Touch & Go magazine D.S. had already moved there a year ago and it seemed like a decent idea. Vee decided to leave the record company entity of the Touch & Go empire to Corey Rusk and went D.C. bound in the late summer. Tesco would continue on for another year producing Touch & Go fanzine by himself while forming a new version of the Meatmen with former members of Minor Threat that continued on until 1987.
Tesco Vee – The last day of school of 1982 literally became the last day of school for me! I told my girlfriend “We’re getting married and moving to D.C.” I always thought we were somewhat insulated in the Midwest. When I got there in September of ’82 in D.C. there was still lots of shows and I made a lot of friends and lost some friends as well.
Steve Miller – Blight continued on for a little while without Tesco. We released a cassette with some drunk guy singing on it. We were all pretty drunk around that time.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Go into the studio late March in Ann Arbor with Bill Cozy and (re)record everything to date. Covers, originals, montages, homages, mortgages and everything else in between.
What will we do with them? Don't know. We have lots of ideas and offers. So tune back in here an find out.
Up until this point we've recorded two demos in this dank, stinky basement. The last one, Under Boot, compiles both of them together along with a rough mix of Never Again. It is being remastered as we speak and will be sold cheap. There will only be a couple hundred and that will be the last of them.
Two big shows coming up for us. Friday March 12th with Live to Kill and Nightbringer. The Pogo and Point Blank are traveling from West Virginia. It will be a jam packed show that starts at 10PM.
Almost a month later (April 19th), same place, RIISTYEYT. Finnish masters come back to Detroit after 20 years. This show will be awesome. Shitfucker will be slaying the Demonic Detroit beasts with leather and fury.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
The second 7" will be on Deer Healer, and recording is about halfway done. Also in the works is a split 7" that will be announced once details are more solid, it will be worth the wait. Then in April we go into high gear working on the LP.
Next show is March 12 at the Corktown with The Pogo, Point Blank, Final Assault and Live To Kill. Come out and get it on.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
They will be displaying their pretty mugs along with the ugly stylings of Final Assault. Tonight at the Garden Bowl. FREE. Call in sick tomorrow but don't tell them it's a hangover.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Disconnected need to get to work on some other things for a couple of months, and won't be concentrating on live shows. There may be some lineup shake ups and re-tooling going on in that time as well. Boiling Over and Poison Planet did us a solid by putting us on a sick house show when we were on the road in November. We're returning the favor by helping out their tour. This is going to be one of Boiling Over's last shows as they are honoring some live dates and throwing in the towel. Sucks because they are one of Chicago's best bands, and probably one of the best SxE bands on the scene. Poison Planet are no slouches either and rip faces off with little effort. NRR are providing local support as Toledo's young buck band (of old guys) and are proving to be a killing machine live. They practice WAY more than Disconnected does. Disconnected are gonna take the "late slot" bullet and hopefully not blow anything up, break anything, or throw any guitars this time. Toledo has a great punk scene happening right now with the support of the Black Cherry and we are hoping to get a good crowd out to support.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Apparently the site has had too much traffic as it's coming up all goofy on my end. Either way, order thru them and enjoy. Thanks.
Oh & come to the Winter Formal tonight. 8 pm @ The Magic Stick in Detroit
$6.00 proper attire
$10.00 casual attire
W/Troy Gregory (ex Witches, Dirtbombs, Prong, Swans, Wasted Youth, etc. Dude has his own candy bar. Nuff said.), Timmy's Organism (Tim from Human Eye, Clone Defects, Epileptix, etc with people from Heroes & Villians, & Frustrations), Deathskin Razors (ex Riverbottom Nightmare Band. Lp in the works. Don't sleep on their 7". It's killer.)
Monday, February 15, 2010
Deer Healer Label has a new release coming up: CONDOMINIUM “Gag” 7”. Here’s a description:
“Condominium is a crashing, howling four piece from Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Gag is their fourth 7”. There's a nice arc to the three songs on this release by Deer Healer. Condominium introduces a tension with the title track, ramps the tension with Redemption Song, and resolves the tension with The Entire Human Body. The songs and the cover art are a strange, enigmatic combination that remains in the mind long after the music stops.” – Roderick McClain
Condominium is ex-Formaldehyde Junkies, for those that care.
The 7" should be available soon. It's at the plant. I'll make another post when it's ready.
Also, check out the Deer Healer Label store. I have the Manipulation demo, Dry-Rot 7”, Herds LP, Exalted 7”, an earlier Condominium 7”, and lots more.
I'm living in Toledo now, so don't hesitate to send me a message if you want me to bring records to a show or meet up elsewhere!