Monday, December 29, 2008


Maximum Rock "n' Roll is hosting a number of Benefits for the magazine in the next few months ( including one with the mightier and mightier ACEPHALIX, Yellow Eyes and Morpheme January 23rd at benders) but will also be hosting the first 924 gilman street record Swap in over a year on Sunday February 8th, 2009. It's $15 for a table /Space to sell ( bring your own table if possible, they will have a limited amount of tables for use) ( email vinnie AT maximumrocknroll DOT com to reserve a space), It's Free to shop and from ten to three P.M. in the afternoon. here hasn't been one of these in eons, so I'm predicting it will be chock full of deals and cool finds! Hey maybe a good time to look through your own collection and see what you can swap in for new goods!!!

Friday, December 26, 2008


Sad news this past week from one of our favorite labels, SOUND POLLUTION RECORDS announced on their Website:

"The end is here. After nearly 20 years, Sound Pollution is going to end. There are still plenty of records to sell, and everything will still be up and running until all the stock is gone. A few releases that have been in the pipeline might still happen or may move to another label. I’ll keep everyone posted on it. Over the years, I’ve put a ton of time into the label and have loved it. Sound Pollution has been a one-person operation since inception; that plus working a "real" job doesn’t leave me with a lot of free time. I’d like to see what else I can do with all the time I currently spend on the record label. I’ll still be setting up tours for friends’ bands and playing in Hellnation. Many many thanks to everyone all around the world who has supported the label over the years. The label wouldn’t have amounted to much without the help of so many great people. I’m really amazed at how many absolutely great records Sound Pollution was lucky enough to release. So don’t miss out on them. Once they’re gone...they’re gone."

Past their 20th anniversary, HELLNATION has been busy playing Live all over the world and just recently releasing a long awaited split with CAPITALIST CASUALTIES , but the news still really makes us sad, as Sound Pollution has released some of our favorite records in the last two decades, and had not failed to continue releasing overkill Brutality in recent years with killer records by SAYYADINA, MASSGRAV, UNCURBED, BRODY'S MILITA and more.

I still have a few SP releases I need to pick up myself- the best tribute to Sound Pollution right now is probably doing just that!!! But Can't send enough Kudos, salutes and praise SP 's way! Will be missed, understatement of the year.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


IRON LUNG are headed back out on Tour in January with Australia's EXTORTION

PIG HEART TRANSPLANT will be doing shows on the way down from Seattle..

Here's the dates:
f 16 los angeles/san diego
sa 17 la/sd
su 18 la/sd
m 19 Bakersfeild
tu 20 Flagstaff @ Casebeer Manor
w 21 Pheonix @ The Phix
th 22 Ventura CA @ the Lab
f 23 San Francisco @ Annies Social Club 21+
sa 24 Berkeley @ 924 GilmanSt
su 25 Off
m 26 Off
tu 27 Off
w 28 Portland @ House on Alberta
th 29 Seattle @ Holy Mountain
f 30 Portland @ Chaos Cafe
sa 31 Olympia @ Old School Pizza
su feb 1 Vancouver BC (Canada)
m 2 Victoria BC
tu 3 Vancouver BC

Iron lung Image lifted off THIS blog

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


The Bay Area's ACTS OF SEDITION are headed on tour after X-mas and into New Years in the Southwest- here's the dates:

southwest tour 08/09!
all shows with the separation

fri 12/26: oakland ca @ 2515 san pablo ave w/ mind, chronic condition, dogs of ire (riverside). 8pm $6
sat 12/27: san bernadino, ca @ pizza king, 2990 del rosa w/ total fury (japan), broken needle, punch, fed up!, hit em where it hurts. 8pm $5
sun 12/28: (early show) escondido, ca @ jake/lewd acts house.
sun 12/28: (late show) san diego, ca @ music trader (sports arena), 3112 midway dr. suite f w/ bumbklaat, maladie. 9pm.
mon 12/29: indio, ca
tue 12/30: phoenix, az @ the manor w/ run with the hunted.
wed 12/31: tucson, az @ gnarwhal house, 1315 e. broadway w/ hour of the wolf, lewd acts (ca), excruciation (nm), dead hours (nm), run with the hunted, alarm, fake out.
thu 1/1: juarez, ch, mx @ fred's bar w/ terminal existence, baskeas, wmf, vaxine, danny trejo, time was made for slaves, national disasters. 7pm $2
fri 1/2: austin, tx @ the broken neck, 4701 red bluff rd w/ sacred shock, wild dog gods.
sat 1/3: denton, tx
sun 1/4: tulsa, ok @ the monolith, 2428 e. admiral blvd. 8pm.
mon 1/5: albuquerque, nm
tue 1/6: flagstaff, az @ studio 111, 111 s. san francisco st. $5 7pm.
wed 1/7: las vegas, nv
thu 1/8: salt lake city, ut @ baxter's coffeeshop, 1615 s. state st w/ despite despair, billy kincaid. 730pm, $5.
fri 1/9: reno, nv @ the eyeball, 243 ryland st w/ oververt, the farley overdose.
sat 1/10: grass valley, ca @ the carnage house, 12981 la barr meadows w/ in desperation, caulfield, young voices, internal conflict. 8pm $5.
sun 1/11: sacramento, ca