Earlier today, the world lost its greatest curmudgeon at the age of 60. Mark E. Smith of The Fall has left the building but his legacy of cantankerous one-liners, general hatred of all that is modern and certainly insipid media wankers, his incomparable ability to “do his own thing” while giving zero fucks about what anyone else had to say, and of course, his very distinct take on how the most mundane moments in life also tend to be the most bizarre will live on in his expansive catalog of equally strange yet succinctly genius career. Smith was a prolific warrior in Punk Rock, who would not slow down or step back for any reason. Hell, he still got up on stage in a wheelchair in his last few months with every bit of piss and vinegar as he wasn’t going down without a fight.
First mix tape of the new year is for revving up your engines! We’ve got a whole lotta punk rock to fill those ear holes, so plug in and tune out.
We do love our punk documentaries here at AZ KAOS, and a new year means we’re going to try something a little new. Instead of your regularly scheduled Trailer Park in which we watch trailers for upcoming docs, we’re going to give you the gift of watching a few full length ones that the filmmakers or bands have graciously made available for free. Hope you’ve got some time to kill on these killer flicks about punk rockers and be sure to show your support and thanks for keeping us entertained.
May your beeramids be merry and bright. Don’t say we never gave you anything.
The people of Phoenix got quite an eye-opener while flipping through his week’s print issue of local media publication, The Phoenix New Times. Folks in search of things to do in The Valley for the holidays were greeted with an ad for local band Slowpoke‘s Annual Holiday Reunion Show at The Yucca Tap Room, which sounds tame enough, only this ad features a pro-rape graphic taking a jab at the recent #MeToo movement front and center.
We’re back with more new music to cram into your ear holes. Most of this week’s bands will be playing shows in Arizona soon, so be sure to check out the calendar if you want to support locally. Otherwise, a click on the Bandcamp icon will take you to their page so you can support the old fashioned way.