Category Archives: California Punk

Sat. May 3rd at Overtime Bar and Grill in Carson, Ca. Narcoleptic Youth, Corrupted Youth, 3rd Rate, LOUD, and Dirty Rebels

Sat. May 3rd at Overtime Bar and Grill in Carson, Ca.

Narcoleptic Youth, Corrupted Youth, 3rd Rate, LOUD, and Dirty Rebels
8pm 21+
$7 (2 for $12) $10 after 9:30
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NEW!! Narcoleptic Youth- Little Chinese Man Narcoleptic Youth- Little Chinese Man From “One Nation Under Nothing” New LP Record set to release June 2014 on Dr. Strange Records!



NEW!! Narcoleptic Youth- Little Chinese Man
Narcoleptic Youth- Little Chinese Man From “One Nation Under Nothing” New LP Record set to release June 2014 on Dr. Strange Records #punk

 Narcoleptic Youth Facecool Page:
www.facebook.com/narcolepticyouth

Too Cool for Facebook? Go to their Official Website!!
www.narcolepticyouth.com


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“Strange Tales From The Doc” #23: Decry at Fenders, Long Beach, Ca. 1985?


“Strange Tales From The Doc” #23:  
Decry at Fenders, Long Beach, Ca. 1985?

Gotta make this one quick friends, I’m home feeling SICK! But I’ll be back for an all new store next Monday. But In the meantime….

Decry is a band that seemed to always “open” for the headliner although they could have easily been THE headliner. Ferrell [singer] always played barefoot, an homage to the great Rik L Rik (F-Word). They were always “on”. I’ve seen them at least 6 times back then and they always seemed to get the crowd riled up and into them. Never a bad show. We saw them a couple years back and they (Ferrel) hasn’t missed a step. Still fantastic! Check out the lyrics to their debut lp “Falling”. It’s about Ferrell’s addiction to Heroin. Drugs = TROUBLE people. Don’t even try. Okay, back to bed for me!

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Hey Ugly! Gameface returns with a new record and tour next year! Wanna get that disgusting mug of your’s in a new video they’re making?

Hey Ugly! Gameface returns with a new record and tour next year! Wanna get that disgusting mug of your’s in a new video they’re making? “Like” their facecool page and read this here post to find out more….

Be in Gameface’s new music video! Send us your best/worst school yearbook or classy portrait studio photos. Send as many as you like. High resolution jpegs preferred.

New Punk Book Out: “Poems About Love and Punk Rock” by Joe McNally from Voodoo Glow Skulls/The Penetrators

“Poems About Love and Punk Rock
by Joe McNally
“Poems About Love and Punk Rock” By Joe McNally
“Poems About Love and Punk Rock” is a collection of short stories written over a period of several years. The stories are centered around the 90’s punk scene and the zaniness of the touring life- but mainly deal with issues like love, and friendship- hope and redemption. All short stories were performed at open mics and poetry readings as spoken-word performance pieces. They were designed to be read aloud and read in a way that a simple, smart and honest man would tell a story to a friend.
Brutally honest at times, whimsical and even sentimental at others, all stories crackle off the page and paint vivid images into the mind of the reader. Not all of these images are pretty. There’s tales of suicide, drug addiction, street fights and broken hearts- standard punk rock fare. But the way the stories are told is pretty. They are all painted with a sympathetic tone towards the good side of life- the positive side of life. The poems are small stories in themselves, and each one carries its own message of hope, or pain, or joy. This book is designed to be read in bits and pieces- simple, exciting stories told verbally over the years countless times- and now finally cemented into one format.

Punk Author Joe McNally
Joe McNally is a native of Riverside, California. When he was 17 he joined The Voodoo Glow Skulls and took off on tour. The band toured extensively in the underground punk scene eventually signed with Epitaph Records. Joe played horn on the five albums recorded for the Epitaph Records. He also played, recorded and toured with variety of punk acts all throughout the 1990’s. Joe earned a BA in Psychology from UCR in 2004 and a Teaching Credential from CSUSB in 2007. Joe has been playing and studying Jazz music exclusively over the last few years. Joe is clean and sober.


Petroglyph Books
Box 367 ~ Riverside, CA ~ 92501 Phone: 951-233-2903



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Gameface Announces First New Music in a Decade

The Return of Gameface

Friends, remember these guys?

Yes. It’s all happening. Gameface is recording a new album. There’s a single coming out soon and full length is due early in 2014. And yes we’ll be hitting the road. I kind of feel like I’ve been given a gift. Being in this band again means more to me than I can express. So I’m not even going to try. But please check out the below press release from our new record label, Equal Vision – and watch our video. Please share it on your social media platforms. Being out of the loop since the internet was invented, Gameface has some catching up to do in cyberville so please like us, tweet us, post us, forward us, pin us, ‘gram us, tumble us, fax us, whatever.

 


PRESS RELEASE – EQUAL VISION RECORDS – Sept. 18 2013

REUNITED GAMEFACE ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM FOR EARLY 2014. VINYL/DIGITAL SINGLE NOVEMBER 5


The recently reunited Gameface has signed to Equal Vision Records and will release a 7” featuring two new recordings – “Come On Down” and “The Only Chance We Get” – on November 5. The songs will also be available through digital retailers such as iTunes and AmazonMP3.

“Come On Down” is a brand new track, while the latter is a new recording of a previously released song fromGameface’s 1995 release, Three To Get Ready. The revamped version also now includes guest back-up vocals from Ingo Knollmann (Donots) and Mike McTernan (Damnation A.D.).

The reignited four-piece is currently working on their sixth full-length album, which is expected to be released in early 2014. A short video offering a personal look at Gameface’s recent decision to reunite and make their first new album together in over a decade, can be found on Youtube, and also features clips of “Come On Down”.
“We’re beyond excited about the new material and a new chapter in our history,” notes vocalist Jeff Caudill. “We’re so fortunate and grateful to Equal Vision for sharing our vision and giving us this rare opportunity for a new beginning.”

“Gameface has been one of the constants in my life since the mid 90s, through the good times and the bad. Their music was always full of inspiration and spoke to me in a way that few bands ever have,” shares Equal Vision Records’ general manager and A&R Daniel Sandshaw. “I was just a kid in 1995 when Three To Get Ready came out. I remember driving two hours to the closest record store that sold punk and hardcore records in order to get it. The album didn’t leave my CD player for months. Everything about that record spoke to me and connected with my life in a way that I had never experienced before. I can still remember the way my life felt back then when I listen to the record now. That connection to the music was one of the reasons I wanted to work in the music industry. I wanted to be able to share music with people and have it change their lives in the same way that record changed mine. I am honored Gamefacechose EVR to share their music with a new generation of kids.”

The Southern California-based outfit, now featuring Caudill along with Todd D. Trout (guitar), Guy Julian (bass) and Steve Sanderson (drums), originally formed in the summer of 1990 and has since released five full-length albums, each carrying the band’s dynamic, distinctive sound that has gone on to influence countless bands over the years.

Gameface’s debut LP, Good (1993), showcased unabashed pop punk at its purest, while Three to Get Ready’s (1995) offered redemptive lyrics and a nostalgic tone that drew fans into Gameface’s emotional triumph over tragedy following the untimely death of their drummer Bob Binckley in 1994. With Every Last Time (1999), and the addition of drummer Steve Sanderson, Gameface hit their songwriting and touring stride. During the recording of Always On (2000) rifts between members deepened and original bassist Paul Martin eventually left the band before the album was released. Guy Julian joined on bass for their final album, Four To Go (2003), before the band members decided to each go their own separate ways following its release. In 2012, the group reunited for a string of shows that eventually served as the catalyst to forge ahead towards something more permanent. It felt right again as Caudill penned their new single, “Come On Down”, sealing the deal to embark on this next phase of Gameface.

Pre-orders for Gameface’s new 7” will be launching in the coming weeks, along with additional information on the band’s upcoming full-length album.

Live fast. Live young.

-Jeff

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New Review of The Billy Bones’ Just-Released Lp “The Complexity of Stupidity” out NOW on Dr. Strange Records (The Punk Vault)

Hey Gang! Check it out, here’s a new review from The Punk Vault of The Billy Bones’ just-released Lp “The Complexity of Stupidity” out NOW on Dr. Strange Records

The Billy Bones “Complexity of Stupidity” LP 

Album Art by John Miner, screened, poster sleeve, hand #’d, colored wax + download card

GET IT on Blue/Red Vinyl or BOTH!!

BUY the Record Online HERE….

http://www.drstrange.com/cart.php?m=music_search&xsubmit=Y&search=Billy+Bones&go.x=17&go.y=14&format&label

or DOWNLOAD From Itunes…

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-complexity-of-stupidity/id675850196

http://www.punkvinyl.com/2013/09/10/the-billybones-the-complexity-of-stupidity-lp/

— at Dr. Strange Records.

Billy Bones (the person) was part of the original L.A. punk scene way back in the late 1970′s and was the lead singer of the Skulls. The band never put out a proper record and only appeared on a What? Records compilation which is why a lot of the generations of punk rock fans that followed likely never heard of them. The band didn’t last long enough to record a proper album but they played a lot of shows in their area back then and then disbanded and wasn’t heard from again in any form for decades. Around the year 2000, sole survivor Billy Bones resurrected the Skulls name and put together a new band to play a couple of reunion type shows for special events in the L.A. area and that led to him putting together a new Skulls and recording new material. The material was surprisingly strong and they found a nice blend of the old punk sound with some modern touches and released two great albums before they too disbanded a few years later. 
Billy Bones

You can’t keep a good man down and that certainly applies to Mr. Bones as he is back after a somewhat quiet few years with a new band, the aptly titled Billybones. They put out a single a few years ago and now are finally back with their first full length LP. Those familiar with the more recent incarnation of the Skulls will find a lot of similarities in the Billybones to that of the former Skulls. The vocals obviously sound the same but the music is very similar too. The Billybones blend 1970′s style tuneful and punchy punk rock and give it a bit of a modern face lift to keep it from sounding too dated or retro. The songs are mostly fast and upper mid temp with straightforward beats and punchy guitar with occasional short leads. The songs have a lot of sing along choruses and call and response type of structures. They all have catchy hooks and are easy to get stuck in your head and get you singing along to them. These were all the ingredients of what made the modern version of the Skulls so great and that formula has been duplicated here with ear pleasing results. This is a catchy punk rock record with a lot of energy and none of the wimpy pop trappings of what modern pop music trying to market itself as punk is guilty of.

Doctor Strange Records has always supported the vinyl format so it’s no surprise that this comes on the vinyl format. The record (on red vinyl) comes inside a tri-fold silkscreen cover that is printed on two sides. The vinyl is very thick and it has color labels with artwork that matches the album cover. It does not come with any inserts. This is a limited edition of only 250 with another 250 in blue with a blue cover. What it lacks in inserts or information it more than makes up for with some kick ass punk tunes and a cool looking package and this new album is well worth your time.

 
The Skulls
 



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“Strange Tales From The Doc” #1 October 1985 The Dead Kennedys at The de Anza Theatre

Dead Kennedys at de Anza Theater,
Riverside Ca. 1985 photo: Doc Strange
“Strange Tales From The Doc” October 1985 The Dead Kennedys at The de Anza Theatre


October 1985 The Dead Kennedys at The de Anza Theatre


Growing up in Southern California during the early 80’s was a GREAT time! So many amazing bands would play nearly every weekend. This one was in 1985 at The de Anza Theatre in Riverside, Ca.. The Dead Kennedys! I know that Entropy played that night as well. (Another great band that no one has heard of) and I think Love Canal too.


Dead Kennedys, Cease Fire, Love Canal at de Anza Theater,
Riverside, Ca.  1985 
As with all DK’s gigs you KNEW “something” was going to go down. Usually the riot squad would show up and break up the gig before they finished playing. True to form that’s exactly what happned! Dead Kennedys went on and people started ripping out the seats and throwing them all around. I always thought that kind of behavior was stupid. We were only fucking things up for ourselves. Anyway, cops came in and the crowd ran out! But they did get to play several songs and it was WAY better than the night at The Longshoremen’s Ballroom! Now that was a full scale Police Action! Tear gas, Riot Squad, Helicopters and beatings (from the cops)……..Until next time, Doc

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