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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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Glenn Branca–Remembered

The punk legend that influenced Sonic Youth (who influenced nearly every other so called alternative rock band after them) is sadly gone today, but never forgotten. The masterful composer, conductor, and guitarist took guitar musicianship, playing, music, rock, and classical music to new levels formerly yet unheard before. He will forever be remembered, studied, and loved.

Punk publisher Adam Parfrey (Feral House) has died. He was 61.

Lil Peep

The new video for “Four Gold Chains,” the new track from Lil Peep, premiered yesterday on the main stage at Rolling Loud Festival and is now available on all digital service providers including free on You Tube. The track features Clams Casino and debuted last night in between the sets of Post Malone, one of Peep’s friends, and Future, one of his greatest influences.

Peep originally announced his collaboration on November 15th, 2017, the day of his passing, and the track was officially announced on Peep’s Twitter account last night. “Four Gold Chains” is the first of Lil Peep’s solo work to drop posthumously and follows “Spotlight,” the collaboration released earlier this year with Marshmello.

The cover art was designed by longtime collaborator, Robot Snake (“Honestly,” “Girls,” and “Beamer Boy”). The video, one of the last made by Peep, in its rawness and simplicity, shows Gus’ vulnerability as he performs for the camera walking down the streets of London in a single shot. “Four Gold Chains” continues in keeping the promise to all Peep fans that the music and videos he planned on releasing will be delivered to them.

Wallows

Rock band Wallows made their television debut on The Late Late Show with James Corden this month, performing their single “Pictures of Girls.” The late-night host exclaimed “Oh my God. Remember where you saw them,” calling their performance “so great.” “Pictures of Girls” is the lead single from the trio’s debut EP Spring, recently released via Atlantic Records and recorded with Grammy award-winning producer John Congleton.

Live in LA

NIN hits the Palladium in LA December 7, 8, 11, 12, and possibly 16 with Jesus and Mary Chain opening. MGMT plays there May 18th. Gary Numan will be at the Fonda Oct. 6th. Killing Joke hit the Regent Sept. 5th. Das Ick will be at the Union July 6th. For other music dates see the calendar below.

 

The Greatest Rock Band of All Time

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Named the Greatest Rock Band Of All Time by subnormal magazine, and The Hollywood Sentinel– Sonic Youth is in a class by themselves. With only perhaps the late great Jimi Hendrix coming even close to the psychedelic, sonic power of guitar greatness that this band possesses, Sonic Youth has made and shaped music history since their first inception back in the early eighties.

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Influencing Nirvana heavily, and countless other bands, the style of Sonic Youth can be heard in countless so called alternative rock acts. With brilliant songwriting, genius composition, stellar lyrics, Earth shaking drums, and mind blowing guitar and bass, there simply is no rock band greater then Sonic Youth.

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I have had the pleasure to meet Sonic Youth numerous times, and see them many more times live. Their performances live are among the top 10 Greatest Concerts I have ever seen, and I have seen hundreds.  If you have not yet heard this life changing band, do yourself the favor and explore their massive and magnificent work. –Bruce Edwin

 To jog your memory:

Sonic Youth began way back in 1980 in the downtown disaster unit of NYC. First three records (Sonic Youth, Confusion is Sex, Kill Yr Idols) began in 1981 on the Neutral label started by Glenn Branca. They then signed to Gerard Cosloy’s Homestead imprint releasing Bad Moon Rising and the Flower/Halloween 12” to universal intrigue and acclaim. They switched labels to release records (Sister, Evol) on SST, the Southern California label overseen by Greg Ginn of Black Flag, while Mr. Cosloy went on to join Matador Records with Chris Lombardi. Concurrently they established a relationship with Paul Smith and Blast First Records in the UK co-releasing the Homestead and SST titles and culminating with the massive end of the decade double LP Daydream Nation, since added to the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress. The band signed to DGC/Geffen in 1990 and began an ascendant affair there releasing Goo and Dirty to much heated excitement until the label became a scattered asylum.

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They  continued to release strange, out-of–step recordings with Geffen throughout the 90s and early 2000s. Young wizard Jim O’Rourke came on board with the band as a multi-instrumentalist/producer collaborating on two of their most progressive LPS to date, Murray Street and Sonic Nurse, as well as the ongoing series of experimental LPs on the bands own SYR imprint.  After Jim’s departure, and after releasing Rather Ripped, their final statement on Geffen (and which ranked third in Rolling Stone’s Top 50 Albums of 2006) the band recruited their pal from compatriot 90s band Pavement, Mark Ibold, to play bass. After a solid bout of touring Mark joined the band in the recording of The Eternal. The cover art is a painting by the late, great American folk artist John Fahey. This is where we live forever.  Sweet Dreams…

 Thurston Moore 2/2009

 

SONIC YOUTH is:

Thurston Moore..vocals, guitar

Kim Gordon…vocals, bass

Steve Shelley…drums

Lee Ronaldo…guitar

Mark Ibold…guitar (newer lineup)

(early version…Bob Bert…drums)

(earlier version…Richard Edson..drums)

(earlier version…Ann Demarinis…keyboards)

SONIC YOUTH RELATED TOURS

October 21 Body/Head Sao Paulo, Brazil – SESC Pinheiros
Oct 21 – Lee with Brian Chase, Suzy Ibarra @ The Stone NYC
October 22 Body/Head Sao Paulo, Brazil – SESC Pinheiros
November 1 Sun Kil Moon w/ steve shelley Shanghai, China – QSW Cul…
November 2 Sun Kil Moon w steve Beijing, China – Yugong Yishan
Nov 09 – Lee and El Rayo Band – Dudingen, Switzerland
November 10 Body/Head Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
Nov 10 – Lee and El Rayo Band – Reims, France
November 11 Body/Head Philadelphia, PA – PhilMOCA
Nov 11 – Lee and El Rayo Band – Utrecht – Le Guess Who festival
Nov 12 – Lee and El Rayo Band – Paris – Point FMR
November 12 Body/Head Brooklyn, NY – National Sawdust
Nov 13 – Lee and El Rayo Band – London
Nov 15 – Lee and El Rayo Band – Derby UK
Nov 16 – Lee and El Rayo Band – Edinburgh UK
Nov 17 – Lee and El Rayo Band – Leeds, UK
November 17 Body/Head Los Angeles, CA – Masonic Lodge – Hollywood …
Nov 18 – Lee and El Rayo Band – Colchester UK
Nov 10 – Lee and El Rayo Band – Brugge Belgium
Nov 21 – Lee and El Rayo Band – Cologne, Germany
Nov 22 – Lee and El Rayo Band – Berlin, Germany

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