Legendary punk veterans, The Vibrators, are celebrating their 40th anniversary and coming through The States for one final tour. Yes, this will be THE LAST TIME you will get to experience the true glory of catching them live in Arizona.
Fall is the season for many things — back to school, that holiday you all seem to be big fans of, getting back to work, season changes (in places outside of the Southwest), and of course, new albums from old and new bands alike. Obviously, this is by no means a comprehensive list, but here are some new releases coming soon that we’ve had our eye on.
Bridge Nine Records has finally issued an official release date and a better look into xXx Fanzine‘s upcoming comprehensive book looking into how 1980’s hardcore and punk grew into a force of nature through the lens of Boston’s influential zine.
Bleach Party, USA
Mystic Records (2017)
Serious times call for serious measures. In a time where everybody is so goddamned serious about and offended by everything, Bleach Party, USA comes rolling off the bus from Tucson to piss in your neighbors plants with their old school sensibility and traditional punk-chuckle-fuck sense of humor ready to have a good time. For what punker amongst us hasn’t a legendary prank of questionable taste in their arsenal?
This week we’re going to watch some trailers of new and upcoming punk documentaries so we can be well rounded humans and learn something from each other already.
Screening at Filmbar in Phx on October 7 and out on DVD on October 13th covering the span of the 20+ years of the fierce lady punks that make up the revolutionary grrrl band, L7. Featuring interviews with Exene Cervenka, Shirley Manson, Joan Jett, Lydia Lunch, Allison Wolfe, Allison Robertson (Donna R), Brody Dalle, and more.
TV Tragedy/ A.T.O.F.
Self Released (2017)
There is nothing worse than picking up a split and having half of it blow. I can think of many instances where this particular situation has left me wondering if I can get half the money back because a cup of mediocre coffee would be more fulfilling than having to fast forward through that shitty 4-6 songs again. Thankfully this split from Lake Havasu’s TV Tragedy and A.T.O.F. is pretty fucking rad on both sides, stitches together seamlessly, and is “name your price” so you won’t even have to forego a drink to get a copy of your very own (although we would still recommend kicking the bands a couple bucks for not being awful).