CBGB Punk Rock Walk Of Fame!

CBGB is the legendary punk rock club in the intense New York City music club scene. CBGB opened in 1973 by Hilly Kristal in Manhattan’s East Village. The club was previously a biker bar and before that was The letters CBGB were for Kristal’s original vision. One storefront beside CBGB became the “CBGB Record Canteen”, a record shop and café. In the late 1980s, “CBGB Record Canteen” was converted into an art gallery and second performance space. At about year 2000, CBGB entered a protracted dispute over allegedly unpaid rent amounts until the landlord, Bowery Residents’ Committee, sued in 2005 … Continue reading CBGB Punk Rock Walk Of Fame!

Maty’s Corner #16 Pulley: The Esteem Driven Engine Still Matters

Maty’s Corner #16 Pulley: The Esteem Driven Engine Still Matters Pulley started up in 1994, right in the beginning thick of the Southern California skate punk revolution of music that shaped my life. This 5 piece hard hitting melodic punk unit is led by Scott Radinsky who was no stranger the punk scene by 94 having been in Scared Straight during its 10 year existence (83-93) being heavy hitters in the Nardcore Mystic Records scene. They then went on to become skate punk greats Ten Foot Pole. Radinsky was in charge of that unit for their first 2 releases then … Continue reading Maty’s Corner #16 Pulley: The Esteem Driven Engine Still Matters

The FIDLAR Band Review A Look Back At 2013 What A Year

The FIDLAR Band Review The Skate Punk Band Making Waves Out Of California… “FIDLAR” is a skate punk band from Los Angeles, California. The band’s name is an acronym for ‘Fuck It Dog, Life’s a Risk’; a skate mantra created by singer Zac Carper’s former roommates. The members of FIDLAR were seemingly destined from birth to play in a band. Originally, FIDLAR went under the name ‘Fuck The Clock.’ Three years after recording their first songs they stepped on stage and out of the gate teamed up with ‘The Black Lips’ and went on tour with ‘The Hives,‘ what kind … Continue reading The FIDLAR Band Review A Look Back At 2013 What A Year

Rich Monday And Maty Almost Wake Up To A Sleeping Town!

Let The Games Begin. Let’s Start This Rock And Roll Party! The Southern California Smash Mouth Local Punk Rock Legend Maty Almost crashed my house for a discussion about his new band ‘Almost Criminal’ and to do a sit down interview with me for my new zine book series coming out called ‘STAMINA.’ Yeah when the long time punker and hardcore historian Maty stops by to ruin your home, your wife and your life as you know it, it meant a few things to me. It meant no sleep for a couple days, playing the U.S. Bombs really loud all … Continue reading Rich Monday And Maty Almost Wake Up To A Sleeping Town!

I’ll Give You The BOOT

POETIC JUSTICE Why do you cunts hate my boots? Boots define a lifestyle called punk rock.Boots speak of a laboring soul who’s tired as fuck. My boots show up to win all my fights.My boots are present under these city nights. An English Anarchist once said in a song.The boots I wear have never been wrong. Why not wear boots like us everyday.Kick the bootless fascist with much to say. These boots are not made for just walking.Sometimes I wear my boots while I’m fucking. Wear boots and live with every ones hate.I’ll be wearing my boots at the pearly … Continue reading I’ll Give You The BOOT