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God is Real

One of the most brilliant artists on the planet today, the stunning GRIMES is back again with a bit of ultra VIOLENCE.  Don’t make mother nature and the women mad guys, unless you want some more hurricanes tearing down your doors.

satan on the Outside Looking In

POPPY is back with more MK ultra style brainwashing, death-worshipping, and Barbie meets satan, discussing things not fit to print here.  She has truly run off into dangerous territory and now there seems to be no turning back for the lost blonde-lamb gradually being led to the slaughter before her cult-programmed fans.  We won’t show you that downward spiral here; but instead, some TRUTH.

$atan has found his-her way into the grocery business this month. We will never be a good android, and you will NOT see us swiping our butts, foreheads, wrists, or hands at Whole Foods / Amazon for a 666 purchases in this or any other lifetime.

It seems the Amazon owned Whole Foods is rumored to be rolling out testing check-out scanning with palm prints, where customers swipe their hands.

We interviewed Jack Grisham (TSOL) and Lydia Lunch back in the day …old school baby. Re-prints maybe?

LA-based singer and songwriter Annika Rose has shared the music video for her debut single “In The End” (TaP Records), directed by Danica Kleinknecht.  Annika states, “Filming this video was a really special experience as it’s something that I’ve wanted to do since I was a kid, It was amazing to have it finally come to fruition and help tell the story of my first single.”

Released last month, Annika’s debut single has been featured on Apple Music’s “A List Pop,” “Breaking Pop” and “Pop Chill” playlists as well as Spotify’s “Fresh Pop” and “On Point” playlists.

Subnormal states, “Annika reminds us a bit of early Alanis Morissette.  With a beautiful look, a beautiful voice, and an outstanding vocal range, and at just 17 years old, she is definitely one to watch out for. ” 

Another young new LA artist; Delacey has released a moody new single. With a mature, rich voice, Delacey has a strong career ahead of her.

While Delacey has continued to release new music this summer including “The Subway Song” and “Emily,” her debut single, “My Man” has continued to climb the charts and is currently #33 at Top 40 Radio in the US.

Originally from Orange County, Delacey started writing songs and playing piano at age seven while idolizing artists including Stevie Nicks and Billie Holiday.  She has co-written songs including Halsey’s “Without Me,” which topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart, as well as songs for Demi Lovato, Zara Larsson, and The Chainsmokers, among more.

After debuting her MAGDALENE show in May – twigs’ first live shows in nearly three years – FKA twigs announces nine additional North American dates on her headlining MAGDALENE tour. The North American leg of the tour begins November 3rd in Vancouver, making stops in major cities across the U.S. and Canada including LA, Denver, Chicago, Boston, and Brooklyn (see a full list of tour dates below).

MAGDALENE weaves a tapestry of sound, performance, costume, pole dancing, Wushu, set design and lighting. Inspired by the revolutionary 19th century concept of ‘Gesamtkunstwerk,’ or ‘total work of art,’ it is a complete experience. FKA twigs summons all that she has – technical mastery, creative brilliance and physical endurance – to transport her audience into a stunning artistic realm.

FKA twigs launched her MAGDALENE world tour with two sold-out nights each at LA’s Palace Theatre and NYC’s Park Avenue Armory, continuing on to play headlining shows in Berlin, London, and Sydney, and performing at Primavera Sound, We Love Green Festival, and Afropunk.

Subnormal magazine states “FKA twigs legendary video for her new song “Cellophane” below, subverts the ‘male-gaze’ and the degrading / predictable role of the female recording artist as ‘stripper-sex object-whore,’ to that of ‘elevated angel-woman-mother of all creation-and goddess incarnate.’  A true filmic masterpiece of visual work, and a stunning near a cappella delivery by Tahliah (FKA twigs) here, whose ethereal voice harkens to Julie Cruise’s work with David Lynch.  Reportedly citing “Germfree Adolescents” by X-Ray Spex as her favourite album of all time, and reportedly mentioning Siouxsie Sioux as an inspiration, FKA twigs is truly outstanding.” 

In the news: Some pop star got married. Like we care. Politicians are being idiots. What’s new?

Fake Climate Change 

If you are reading this and don’t believe in global warming or climate change, you need to stop reading this NOW and go back to kindergarten.

Political Piggies

The Center for Biological Diversity and allies sued the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service this week for failing to protect endangered species from coal mining in Appalachia in violation of the Endangered Species Act.

Pollution, razing forests and blasting is pushing aquatic animals to the brink of extinction due to heavy political interference from the Trump administration, the organization states.

“Trump appointees have enabled a rubber-stamp system allowing mountains to be blown up and streams to be polluted without protection for endangered species or the human communities of Appalachia,” said Tierra Curry, a senior scientist at the Center. “It’s illegal and immoral and it needs to stop.”

Scientific studies have linked coal mining to declines in birds, fish, salamanders, crayfish, insects and freshwater mussels. More than 1 million acres of hardwood forest and more than 2,000 miles of streams have already been destroyed by surface coal mining in Appalachia.

Mining also threatens nearby communities with air and water pollution and risk of flooding. More than 20 peer-reviewed scientific studies have now linked mining pollution in Appalachia to health problems, including increased risk of disease and birth defects.

Hollywood Hot Spot; 2019 

September 

13, Full Moon, 9:32pm

14, 12-7pm 17th Annual TARFEST at the tar pits

There’s a few people we can think of we’d like to throw in here, but of course, we will not as we don’t litter.  We do love the SMELL of the tar here, reminds us of that broken glass, grit, dirt and hot tar burning under I-90 and LSD (Lake Shore Drive) in those hot summer days in Chicago on the way cruising to see Ministry and more.

“Always FREE the 17th Annual TARFEST Celebrates the Art & Music of LA w/ KCRW DJs, Natural History Museum, Second Home & Local Artists.  On  September 14, LA hipsters are invited to dance the day away with a lineup of KCRW DJs, while artists including Johnny KMNDZ Rodriguez and Mr. B Baby paint live murals around the park. In addition to the expanded programming for installation art, the Serpentine Pavilion at Second Home can be experienced for free by everyone who attends the festival.  TARFEST’s longtime partner, the Natural History Museum of LA County, will also be open for FREE all day, allowing attendees to flow freely from art and music to immersion in geological history.”

28, Super New Moon, 11:26am

October 

ANNA UDDENBERG: PRIVÉ
Through December 1 at Marciano Art Foundation: Privé, the first solo show in Los Angeles and first institutional show in the United States by the Berlin-based Swedish artist Anna Uddenberg, is currently on view in MAF’s Lounge Gallery. Through the lens of the feedback loop that is social media, Uddenberg analyzes systems of representation, the performativity of femme expressions and its cross-connection to consumer culture and gender studies. Her interest in femme as figuration is geared towards exploring power dynamics in the service domain, and disputes the idea of femininity by revealing what happens when these roles are amplified and over-performed to a degree of uncanny absurdity.

1, Banks, Palladium

6, 1334 with GD Quartet, echoplex

13, Full Moon, 2:07pm

14, Columbus–did NOT discover America–Day

19, The Broad will debut a new survey of internationally renowned artist Shirin Neshat’s approximately 30-year career. Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again presents over 230 photographs and eight immersive video installations, offering a rare glimpse into the evolution of Neshat’s artistic journey as she explores topics of exile, displacement, and identity with beauty, dynamic formal invention, and poetic grace. The exhibition features the global debut of Land of Dreams, an ambitious new project encompassing a body of photographs and two videos, and includes her early photograph series, Women of Allah (1993-97), iconic video works such as Rapture (1999), Turbulent (1998), and Passage (2001), and monumental photography installations including The Book of Kings (2012) and The Home of My Eyes (2015).

23, Downtown LA Film Festival

24, Subhumans, Crisis Point West, Glass House

26, Ra Ra Riot, Glass House

27, Marc Almond, The Palace

Theatre of Hate, Jay Aston (acoustic) Echoplex

31, Halloween, MIR (Mercury in Retrograde)

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subnormal magazine: August 2019

Greetings from subnormal.

Another child rapist sex trafficker is dead. Such a pity the guards looked away for 3 hours. They should have handed him a rope much sooner. Scum Epstein’s minions need to be next in line.

Those that harm children and nature should be put on trial for crimes against humanity.

Our prayers go out to Peter Murphy to get well soon.

Shooting spree lunatics need to join Epstein in hell.

Tyrants–your days are numbered.

The best thing about the news is shutting it off.

Sleater-Kinney released their 10th album this month, The Center Won’t Hold, on Mom + Pop Music.  Produced by the Grammy Award-winning St. Vincent, the record is their first since 2015’s No Cities to Love.

Reportedly marked by dualities and contradictions, it is both a political and personal record from founding members Carrie Brownstein (guitars/vocals) and Corin Tucker (guitars/vocals).

Corin explains the album process, “I think that, just to be super pragmatic about it, we usually have written together in the same room, writing songs on guitar. But that wasn’t practical because Carrie was working in LA and I was in Portland and my family is here. So we decided to start writing songs, each of us coming up with a demo on our computers, which we’d never done before.” She adds, “It was almost like being high and working on these songs, it was exactly the antidote to the feeling. It was like this manic energy of empowerment and being held in the world. Being able to bring love as this kind of antidote to everything we were going through was really clarifying.”

Carrie comments, “we’re always aware of the sense, as women who are not in our 30’s anymore, that there’s this idea that sonically you’re supposed to contract after a while, and make things that are more appeasing or quieter. I think we’ve always fought against that. It’s also just not in our nature. The alchemy of this band is just not something that coheres around subtlety or quietness. I think on this record, it’s our tenth record, and we are conscious of the fact that there’s not a lot of precedent for continuing to make music as you age. Particularly for an all-female band. There are not a lot of contemporaries who have made this many records. We don’t want to go quietly into the night. You want to lay down tracks for the people behind you, so it could feel like this journey does not end at a certain age.”

The band is now on an extensive fall North American tour, with European dates to follow in the new year.

Hollywood Hot Spot: 

August

15, Full Moon

22, Rolling Stone; Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA

30, Super New Moon at 3:37AM Pacific

31, The Cure, Pixies, Deftones, Throwing Muses, Chelsea Wolfe, Kaelan Mikla, Emma Ruth; Rose Bowl, Pasadena

September 

7, TSOL, Narcoleptic Youth, Glass House, Pamona

13, Full Moon; 9:32pm Pacific

Jay Som, echoplex

21, Hatchie, echoplex

28, Super New Moon: 11:26am Pacific

October

13, Full Moon; 2:07pm Pacific

20, 45 Grave, echoplex

24, Subhumans, Crisis Point West, Glass House; Pamona

26, Ra Ra Riot; Glass House, Pamona

27, New Moon; 8:38pm Pacific

Marc Almond; The Palace, Downtown LA

Theatre of Hate, Jay Aston (acoustic Gene Loves Jezebel); echoplex, Hollywood

November

5, Election Day–blah!

6-13; AFM, Santa Monica, AFI Fest; Hollywood

26, New Moon; 7:05am

December 

11, Full Moon; 9:12pm

22, Winter Solstice

25, Christmas, Solar New Moon Eclipse in Capricorn; 9:13pm Pacific

31, New Year’s Eve

January 2020

5, Golden Globes

26, Grammy Awards

February

9, Oscars

A message from the Center for Biological Diversity :

Trump Administration Denies Protection to Six More Imperiled Species

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service denied endangered species protection today to six species from around the country, including an imperiled bee and the Siskiyou Mountains salamander. The agency was responding to petitions from the Center for Biological Diversity and other groups.

The Trump administration has now declined protection for more than 60 species and protected only 18 — the lowest of any president at this point in his administration.

These denials come on the heels of sweeping Trump administration changes to the Endangered Species Act. Finalized on Aug. 12, the changes make it harder for species to gain protection, weaken habitat protections for listed species, and disregard climate change entirely.

The species denied protection are all at risk from corporate activities. They include two trees threatened primarily by climate change; a freshwater mussel threatened by fossil fuel development; a salamander threatened by logging of old-growth forests; and a bird and bumblebee threatened by industrial agriculture, pesticide use and climate change.

The brook floater is a freshwater mussel from the eastern United States that has lost more than half its range to dams, water pollution, oil and gas development, logging and mining. It is particularly threatened by fracking and climate change.

The Siskiyou Mountains salamander lives in the Klamath-Siskiyou region of southern Oregon and Northern California, primarily in old-growth forests. It is threatened by U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management plans to increase logging.

California’s tricolored blackbirds have declined by nearly 90 percent since the 1930s because of destruction of wetlands and grasslands, pesticide use that wipes out their insect prey base and loss of nest sites during agricultural operations.

The seaside alder lives in riparian and marshy areas in Delaware and Maryland, where it’s threatened by salt-water intrusion via sea-level rise due to climate change. A separate population in Oklahoma is threatened by cattle grazing.

Wild Earth Guardians petitioned for protection of Joshua trees due to threats from climate change. Climate models predict up to a 90 percent range contraction by 2100.

Defenders of Wildlife petitioned for protection of yellow-banded bumblebees in 2015 due to habitat loss to development and harm from pesticides.

During the Obama administration, 360 species were protected under the Endangered Species Act. Under Clinton 523 species were protected, while 232 species were protected under Bush, Sr., 62 species under Bush, Jr., and 254 under Reagan.

Three species were (foolishly) determined to no longer be genetically valid entities, including the golden orb, smooth pimpleback and Arapahoe snowfly.

The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation organization with more than 1.6 million members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places.

Peace to all of you (who deserve it).

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Prodigy: Keith Flint–Remembered

After Madonna signed Prodigy to Maverick, the band went from rising underground rave rockers to world famous industrial legends.  The band shocked then Maverick CEO Madonna by reportedly refusing her invitation to join her on a world tour opening for her. Madonna was reportedly livid, and reportedly had to let their contract play out. Madonna fans in the know were insulted, some hardcore Prodigy fans respected their cred.

After the major club hit of “Firestarter” which brought international acclaim to the band, they soon later released the catchy, albeit sexist “Smack My B— Up.”  Women I knew at the time were divided. They loved the song, but hated the message. The band later released a video of the song showing violence against a woman and drug use, with the abuser later turning out to be a woman.

The band had recently released their latest album, “No Tourists,” and were set to embark upon a 2019 world tour. Sadly this month, Keith Flint was found in his home, allegedly having taken his own life. Knowing some of the history of Prodigy however, one may wonder if in fact it was drug related.

While not the first of their style as some media wrongly claim–they are certainly a great, legendary band. Keith Flint was a huge part of that legacy, along with Liam Howlett and Maxim. He will be greatly missed.

subnormal, 2019