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Censors Are Cowards!

subnormal magazine was the punk rock magazine from way back when…when being a liberal and radical meant QUESTIONING AUTHORITY–not being the lap dog for authority. When being cool meant being smarter and having a BETTER argument than the enemy based on facts–not whining like a baby to get someone fired or censored because their words hurt their freaking feelings.  subnormal is BACK, and returns back SOON online with it’s own site AND hard copy to raise hell again–and to hurt your feelings if you are a cancel culture fascist–deal with it.

We are NOT your safe space….

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One Dove Star Dot Allison Returns with Exquisite Solo Record 

Dot Allison  releases Heart-Shaped Scars, available July 30th on SA Recordings.  Upon the first few seconds of hearing Dot, I was happily stunned. Her voice is shockingly exquisite; a breathy, powerful whisper-like melody reminiscent of Tori Amos and Joni Mitchell. I will definitely be coming back to explore her work more fully, and I suggest you do as well.

Regarding the lead single “Long Exposure”, out today, Dot Allison  states, “One of the first songs I wrote on ukulele.  Last March I picked up the instrument and started composing, the fact I don’t play the ukulele was very freeing and I had to compose purely by ear, constructing my own chord clusters.”
Of the album Heart-Shaped Scars, It reportedly gathers many of Allison’s interests – music, literature, science and nature. “I wanted it to be comforting like a familiar in-utero heartbeat, a pure kind of album that musically imbues a return to nature,” she states.
Produced by Allison alongside Fiona Cruickshank, with Hannah Peel adding string arrangements to four songs, courtesy of a quintet of Scottish folk musicians, the album was recorded at Castlesound Studios in Edinburgh – Dot’s home town .  The sessions include new collaborations with singer songwriters Amy Bowman “The Haunted” and Zoë Bestel, “Can You Hear Nature Sing?”.
Field recordings of birdsongs, rivers, and the ambience of The Hebrides – where Dot has a cottage – also reportedly played their part in recordings.  A location for gatherings amongst folk musician pals (Sarah Campbell and Amy Bowman included), “sharing ideas and passing instruments between us all, amongst friends and the island community,” says Allison. “It’s where I first sang ‘Long Exposure’ in public at a folk house-concert. So, I can definitely hear some of the Hebrides in ‘Heart-Shaped Scars’.
The influence of folk-minded artists are in her record collection, including Karen Dalton, Gene Clark, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Nick Drake and Brian Wilson,  as well as most  poignantly, the late Andy Weatherall.  Weatherall produced ‘Morning Dove White’, the album that launched Dot’s career with the outstanding band One Dove and who “championed, signed and mentored me… I hear his influence throughout all of my albums.” 
Since 1999’s Afterglow, Allison has striven to “keep the listener on a journey – and myself too.”   That journey has taken her from Afterglow’s broad church (trip-hop, Tim Buckley-esque ballads, chilled psychedelia) to the sultry synth-pop of We Are Science (2002), the baroque Exaltation of Larks (2007) and the roots drama of Room 7½ (2009).  She’s worked with an extraordinary roll call of talent – Kevin Shields, Hal David, Paul Weller, and Darren Emerson, Massive Attack, Scott Walker, Slam, Philip Shepard, The Babyshambles & Pete Doherty, underlining the huge respect her peers hold her in.
On Heart-Shaped Scars Allison mines a deeply emotive seam. “Love, loss and a universal longing for union that seems to go with the human condition. To me, music is a sort of tonic or an antidote to a kind of longing, for a while at least.”  

The Failure of Mainstream American Media

By Bruce Edwin

Throughout time, new technologies have changed the way we give and receive communication. With the advent of radio, and later film and television, the propensity to be influenced by “mass media” has exponentially grown. With the advent of the internet and now “smart phones,” the ability for the individual to be consumed with, persuaded by, and unknowingly or covertly influenced by mass media is at an all-time high. Yet, during the onset of Covid19 beginning a little over a year ago back in late 2019 and predominantly in 2020, we have shockingly seen an American media we once knew to have political bias and agendas go from the current status quo of covert bias to overt propaganda and censorship.  In this brief essay, we will discuss the most apparent nature of those facts and some of the impetus behind this dangerous new direction in mainstream American media.  More importantly, we will discuss what we can do about it. For discovering we have a problem is only the first step. The second step is solving it.

As suggested in Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky’s 1988 book “Manufacturing Consent,” mass communication largely operates within a propaganda model fueled by various means, of which I will here speculate upon from a current, modern perspective.

According to “Business Insider” and “Fortune” magazine several years ago, just six corporations today control 90% of the news that Americans consume, headed by 15 billionaires.  Today, 100% of American mainstream media is controlled to some degree by The The United Nations, of whom China is their Security Council President.

The World Health Organization for example–now dictating Americans freedoms or rather lack thereof through “forced” posts on private social media accounts of all U.S. citizens–is under the umbrella of the U.N.

Fact Checking In Decline

Since the ever-increasing popularity of the internet, with news stations and newspapers now online in addition to their other platforms, fact-checking has declined. This is largely the result not of incompetency, but more-so the result of greed.

Rush For Speed with Internet Makes Work Sloppy

The unbridled urge for one news outlet to get the “scoop” faster than their competitor, or if they fail to originate the story, then the urge to get it at least right after their competitor—whether that story is fact checked or not–is the new impetus for online media, which has replaced professional standards that formerly were upheld.  Speed of publication seems senior to accuracy, with many news outlets.  Thus, their failure to deliberately fact-check, results in them putting out a story that falls below the professional standards of journalism they know to be true; a story they never fact-checked. Never mind that countless typographical errors can be found on a regular basis in any mainstream media’s online work. The real problem is an “error of ideas.”

When ideas are misrepresented, distorted, or put across as true when they are not; lies result, and a culture is harmed.

Calling Opinions Facts

The second failure of today’s journalism is their propensity to posit stories as being true, when in fact they are merely opinion.   And that is an extremely dangerous thing, when a false narrative or false story propagated or reinforced by media is put across to society as true.

Conversely, many media and news outlets aim to discredit truths and facts as being “false,” “fake,” or propaganda,” when they are not. In actuality, the words they use to describe their opponent is the very thing that they themselves are guilty of.

Whereas such as story may be a great story on the opinion page, large percentages of the news outlet’s content are now opinion, without stating they are.  As such, viewers and readers are left to wrongly conclude that the story is a fact, when in actuality, it is not necessarily.

And while some readers or viewers are sophisticated enough to know when they are being lied to by media, many are not.  One can often hear well intentioned, fairly educated people posit their argument of why they are “right” based on an article or news story they saw on their favorite news program or publication. These often well–intentioned persons abandon reason, investigative research, and fact checking what they read themselves, and blindly “assume” that their preferred source of news is telling them the truth. In reality, we can no longer safely assume that the media is accurate.

Facts are checked against multiple credible, un-biased sources until one can unequivocally state and know that it is fact. Facts are tested. Facts are true and don’t change. They are proven. President Kennedy was shot and killed. Fact. Why? Millions saw it on live TV. They were not “crisis actors.”  Yet countless times in today’s so called “news,” mainstream media tells us things that are not true, that are true. Or they tell us things that are a lie, that are fact. Or—they simply tell us that one is bad, or a “conspiracy theorist” if one attempts to question what they are being told. The very nature of a free society is the freedom to question what we are told. Without that freedom of individual inquiry, democracy and freedom are dead.

Glenn Greenwald, former publisher of the scholarly liberal online publication “The Intercept,” stated this week in his blog,  “(…) the prevailing mentality in left-liberal politics is that even grave life-destroying accusations are to be treated as true without the need for any evidence.” Referencing that trend that began with the “Me Too” movement, Greenwald–who incidentally is a minority as a gay man–continues;  “They casually and with apparent glee ruin people’s reputations and lives without batting an eye the second someone utters an allegation of sexual misconduct. ” He continues, “And one is required to mindlessly accept such accusations as truth — never ask for evidence if it is true — if one wishes to remain in good standing in those circles and to avoid being smeared oneself as an apologist for sexual misconduct.”  Further, we see the same media mindset applied not only to allegations of sexual misconduct, but to allegations motivated by political rivalry, whether one is in the political arena or not.

(note: This in no means references factual, court proven cases of criminals such as Harvey Weinstein or Bill Cosby, and in no way demeans the important and factual cases that have gained attention thanks to the Me Too movement).

Indeed, we are ALL in the political arena today, whether we like it or not. And that political arena is a mud filled slop house of lies, trickery, and treachery, where truth is buried, and evil chicanery reigns supreme.

Bias Due to Advertising

The third problem in todays’ media, is media letting corporate or political interest groups or entities persuade themselves to soften, change, censor, or release a biased story. If you own a news outlet, and an advertiser offers to give you a million dollars to advertise their product, you happily may take the money. Then one day may come along hundreds or even thousands of people who claim they have been injured by that very product. But let’s say you already spent half the money, and really want the rest of the money. What do you do? If you are the mainstream media, you would generally tend to ignore the stories that came to you of those injured persons, at the peril of not only those very victims harmed by the product, but of future, potential victims that the product may harm who may see it from your ad. This is not only against the professional standards of journalism, but also reckless and immoral.

And yet, this is exactly what happens with regards to the pharmaceutical industry, and why many throughout the world are understandably concerned about potential adverse effects of vaccines, when particularly:

A, Major pharmaceutical manufactures have a less than ethical history in terms of dealing with their consumers and communicating risks of their products usage to their consumers, and  

B, The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (NCVIA) and its subsequent reinforcement by Supreme Court Justice Scalia argued in 2010, shamefully deciding in 2011 that vaccine makers are essentially “above the law,” and cannot be sued.

 Corporate Bias

Additionally, when a media outlet is owned by one person or a corporate group whose most powerful member(s) supports one side of a story, but not another, they may literally set the agenda for the news outlet, and literally forbid anything that goes against the narrative they believe in or support. Major news outlets have had phone calls “leaked” in which their top CEO tell their newsrooms how to attack one person or side of a story, and to ignore another side. Another news organization just had a leaked phone call in which one of their top producers admitted that the agenda of the organization was to defeat a politician and do whatever necessary to make that happen. This is not so much journalism, as it is propaganda.

Mainstream Media as a Propaganda Weapon

The other overt act of propaganda perpetrated by media is when it is consensually or at times unknowingly infiltrated by members of foreign political or intelligence agents, or U.S. political or intelligence agencies. Not only has this happened before, but it is happening right now. The “leak” of internationally based Chinese Communist Party (CCP) members, as reported in the Daily Mail (December 12, 2020) among other newspapers, indicates how Chinese Communist leaders have infiltrated nearly every top echelon of American power as well as much of mainstream American media. This is shocking, and dangerous to this country and any free society. Naturally, the infiltrated groups generally do not admit such a thing, and do not report on it. If they do, it’s a tiny item that passes into the history of endless articles and clips. When instead, this should be among the top news every day in American media, until the communist infiltrated persons are defeated.  Meanwhile, mainstream media reports the new trend of what they like to label as “conspiracy theorists” who demonstrate “racism” by being “against China.”

And so, mainstream media and the press, has largely over the years taken a justifiable blow to their image. Their reputations are for many–shot. They are no longer trusted by close to or even more than half of all Americans. And it is their own fault.

To attempt to alleviate or handle this problem, instead of doing the right thing and getting honest and ethical in their news reporting, they take the lower moral ground. They blame the public. More particularly, they blame the segment of the public that calls them out on their failures and untrustworthiness, attacking “their” credibility, and labeling them with everything from political smears to conspiracy theorists, to uneducated, or even mentally ill.

Concurrently, media reinforces the supremacist view they seek to indoctrinate into their readers, listeners and viewers, that “they,” the purveyors of the alleged “factual” media are good, “normal,” and right, while their alleged “enemy” (those who they disagree with) are bad.

Mainstream Media As Enemies of Freedom and Liberty

Some mainstream news outlets have disgustingly called for the “cancelling” and “de-platforming” of opinion leader bloggers and alternative news or opinion sites who they feel ideologically threatened by. And they have succeeded in these morally bankrupt moves. These condemnable actions by certain news outlets reveal their true colors. They do not support the free flow of ideas, freedom of speech, or a free nation. They are antithetical to everything that a free America or free country stands for. Instead, they care only about power and about the perpetuation of the “myth” that they are right, good, democratic, and noble in their propaganda. And let’s face it—when one media outlet attacks the free speech of another less powerful outlet, demanding their censorship, they are no longer journalists or reporters, they are indeed propagandists.

Conspiracy Theory

When two or more people secretly collude to do something nefarious against another, that is called a conspiracy. When it’s theoretical, and not proven, then it is a conspiracy theory. When the conspiracy is factual, and proven, it is no longer theoretical, it is a conspiracy of fact. Today, mainstream media, new-left politicians, and their followers malign anyone who opposes them or their beliefs by labeling them as conspiracy theorist, or similar. In actuality, many so-called conspiracy theories are not theories at all, they are fact.  And if they actually are theories, then they are not necessarily false, they are just not yet proven to be true. Yet the tyrants against freedom and freedom of thought know that most Americans are unfortunately careless or lazy when it comes to knowing the basic factual definitions of words. To call someone a conspiracy theorist in reality, does not even make sense when used in the context that the tyrants use it.  A conspiracy theorist technically is simply just a person who reads and / or hears about the conspiracy of events that are theoretical, and that could actually be true,  and relays that information in some manner, suggesting its consideration.

In reality, most mainstream media have become theorists, and not fact finders. That is, they engage in the reporting of things that could be true, but that they have not yet proven to be true. They often also cross the line, and themselves create theories, positing them as true, when they are not. This is of course, a conspiracy against the American public. As such, the majority of mainstream media are the actual conspirators pushing conspiracy against the public.

Take for example, the alleged “weapons of mass destruction” that the mainstream media told us Saddam Hussein had, and was going to use against us in the United States, as was the false narrative dictated by the Bush Administration at that time around 2002.  As Noam Chomsky reminds us in “Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Domination,” Bush and the mainstream media further perpetuated the lie that Saddam was responsible for the 9-11 attack and was “planning others.” (pg3). More lies.

After weapons inspectors found no so-called weapons of mass destruction, the propaganda campaign had yet been carried out so successfully by the George Bush / Tony Blair alliance in consort with the mainstream media propaganda machine, that they had the political power to invade Iraq, kill scores of innocent women, men, and children, and kill Saddam Hussein anyway.

J.D. Maddox, a national security consultant and an adjunct professor at George Mason University, who led intelligence and national security activities in the Army,  Homeland Security, and CIA among more, states in the January 9th, 2020 issue of The New York Times Magazine;

“The time-tested tropes of war for freedom and war of liberation had been used masterfully, and had been enabled by false claims of the Hussein regime’s involvement with Al Qaeda. We were fighting in a fantasy and our leaders knew it, even while we were there, yet we persisted.”  Mr. Maddox added, “I was repulsed by the idea that we could have been so easily manipulated.”

This several part essay will be continued with its next segment here May 10, 2021.

Bruce Edwin is founding publisher of The Hollywood Sentinel, CEO of Starpower Management, and screenwriter and producer with Bruce Edwin Productions.  Bruce’s work has been published worldwide,  and he has interviewed countless rock stars, movie stars, and intellectual leaders.  An environmental activist, vegetarian, and human rights activist since he was a teenager, today Bruce is an avid mountain hiker, martial arts enthusiast, and vegan.

Visit: www.BruceEdwin.com  

//Press Release Below//

Disco Donnie Presents the notorious Freaky Deaky talent announcement for Friday October 29 and Saturday October 30, 2021 bringing electronic music fans the largest and most incredible dance music festival in Texas this Halloween weekend – Freaky Deaky. You don’t want to miss this chance to escape earthly inhibitions with the most ghoulish in the game.

Get your spook on this Halloween and celebrate with friends to a sinister soundtrack provided by the world’s most devious DJs including, tech-house favorite Claude VonStroke and a Dirtybird Stage Takeover, the deathly talented Deadmau5Green VelvetExcisionZeds Dead and More.
You will be sure to get the zombies moving and dancing on the dark side with massive exclusive B2B sets from the fiercist in the underground with DJs J. Worra B2B Vnssa, plus Sage Armstrong B2B LucatiFreddy Todd B2B Mr Bill and 12th Planet B2B Riot Ten.
For the first time at this historic event, Disco Donnie Presents is offering camping on site.  Fans have the opportunity to choose from many camping packages including Tent Camping, Car Camping,  RV Camping, Premium RV Camping, and Max RV Camping.
More information on camping options will be announced soon.
Camping is for 18+ years and older.
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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 


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


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.


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.