There is nothing quite like the feeling you get when you discover that members of your favorite defunct bands have been palling around together and secretly playing music.
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TALKING TO REED DUNLEA ABOUT “THIS IS JERSEY CITY NOT NEW BRUNSWICK”, A LIVE COMPILATION FROM DISTORT JERSEY CITY ON WFMU (+ DONATE TO KEEP WFMU GOING STRONG IN 2014)
Reed Dunlea is a chill dude who hosts the only real punk radio show in NYC, “Distort Jersey City”, on the largest free-form station in America, WFMU. Every year the station has a fundraising marathon to stay on the air, and different shows offer different swag for pledges. DJC offers a compilation of live sessions from the show, and this years, titled “THIS IS JERSEY CITY, NOT NEW BRUNSWICK”, is the sickest one yet, with live cuts from some of the best bands out there right now. I talked to Reed about the comp, what’s been going on at WFMU, and why you should donate.
More shit I’m listening to while I’m trying to ignore you, featuring L.O.T.I.O.N, GG Lohan, Pleasure Industry, KISS, Butthole Surfers and Sinatra.
GOOSEBUMPS “SCARED TO SEE A DOCTOR” RECORD RELEASE SHOW AT 538 JOHNSON (FULL SETS FROM GOOSEBUMPS, AJAX, MERCENARY, LIBYANS, AND LA MISMA)
Like an episode of Jerry Springer, but with more fireworks.
Following the news of Throwdown’s return at SXSW this year with a Texas vs. NYC event, it seems only appropriate to take a look back at the history of Friday Night Throwdown, and the coverage we’ve had of it here on Superchief over the years. For the uninitiated; Friday Night Throwdown wasn’t just NYC’s best underground boxing event, it was NYC’s best underground party.
“SORRY ABOUT THE BLOOD ON THE WALLS.” When New York’s legendary cult of rage, Missing Foundation, played in the WFMU studios in 1986, they didn’t destroy the place or set any fires, but you can bet that it was nothing short of complete and utter mayhem. Watch it in full, right here.
Listen to “Two-Faced” off the SoCal punks’ new LP, featuring cover art from Alex Heir and Heather Benjamin.
“High on Hunger” is Jane Chardiet’s new zine, featuring personal essay, photography and interviews with 12 artists, including some of our favorites, about their 2013 and their artistic goals in the new year, along with photographs of each licking fire. It’s good stuff, so I asked Jane about her 2013, because turnabout’s fair play and that’s how the game works.
Whatever your city is doing, what the homies out in B-More are doing is 10x as crazy. 12 O’ Clock Boys is one of the hardest movies we’ve seen in a long time, hands down, exploring a city and a culture that just doesn’t give a fuck (and featuring Baltimore himies like Schwarz on the soundtrack) the film gets more done in it’s 75 minutes than most documentaries do in twice that.
King Vince is a gangster of love, an all-loving flower child hippiethug in the truest sense of the word. He’s a poet in the rap game, and a rapper in the poetry game. His past and current place of living are mostly a mystery, something he keeps away from the public; his soundcloud bio only reads, “King Vince is a feral spirit who cut his teeth in NYC.” Some say he’s a punk street kid, some say he’s an occultist, some say he’s an actor; it’s hard to nail down exactly who King Vince is.
Head back into the Thunder Zone with Juiceboxxx’s new video for “Thunder Jam #8″ off “I Don’t Wanna Go Into the Darkness”, featuring Andre Hyland, aka Jesse Miller.
I dare you not to dance to this jam when it comes on in the living room of a house party at midnight. Everyone will be losing their shit like they were 18 and you’ll be like “damn, how’d they just do that?”
Sometimes you just want to breath real deep and talk to a good friend about something heavy that’s been on your mind for some time.
THEY SAID IT COULDN’T BE DONE, BUT HERE WE GO AGAIN. New York’s 2nd annual (is it annual now?) punk incest fest, New York’s Alright, will once again take place this year from April 18th to the 21st in various venues across this great shithole. Posers welcome.
Our homie Reginald Péan is having an opening tomorrow at Secret Headquarters in L.A. for his zine “Smokin Bones: Grim Creeper and the Lust Bunnies”, along with a showing of his work all throughout the month of February at Secret Headquarters. Death and babes on the west coast; it’s gonna be sick.
Talking shit on random tapes cuz I wanna. Round one: Mongrel, Skinny Puppy, Madonna, Gowanus Mutant Kommandos, Temple of the Dog and MORE.
Heroin addicted aliens in queer, neon, druggy, dystopian scumbag 1980′s New York. Don’t miss it.
Ricky Luanda of the experimental NYC punk band Chain Gang, one of the coolest bands ever, passed away earlier this week from esophogeal cancer. Watch 10 minutes of the bands’ rare, legendary, batshit crazy 1980′s film “MONDO MANHATTAN” right here.