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Dick Tracy meets the punks
08.05.2010
12:03 pm
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Thanks Kristian Hoffman !

Posted by Brad Laner
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08.05.2010
12:03 pm
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DM exclusive: Infamous punk rock snuff film surfaces after 30 years: viewer discretion advised
08.04.2010
04:41 am
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‘One Potato, Two Potato’ was filmed in 1981 by an anonymous Austrian artist and punk rock musician who reputedly went mad during the shoot and killed the actors and hung himself while film was rolling.

Rumors of ‘One Potato, Two Potato’s’ existence flourished within the snuff underground, but no one had actually seen it. The film suddenly surfaced in December of 2008 on eBay and was quickly snapped up by a mysterious Austrian collector of the bizarre and occult.

Dangerous Minds obtained a copy of the video from black market sources in Turkey and after consulting our legal team have decided to share this controversial film with our audience. Viewer discretion is advised.

 
thankyou al bird dirt

Posted by Marc Campbell
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08.04.2010
04:41 am
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Derf Scratch Of Pioneering Punk Band ‘Fear’ Has Died
08.02.2010
08:38 pm
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Derf Scratch, a founding member of Los Angele’s punk pioneers Fear, died on July 28. Derf (Frederich Milner) formed Fear with lead singer and vocalist Lee Ving in 1977.

Fear was one of the best punk bands to come out of L.A. They were musically solid, intense and had an outrageous sense of humor. Their songs were confrontational, nihilistic, lewd : throwing satirical jabs at the punk scene, political correctness, feminism, gays, Christians, anything that moved.

Derf left the band in 1982 shortly after Fear released their debut album on Slash Records. It was not an amicable split. He and Ving had fallen out over work habits, drugs, ego. He sold his Fender bass to Mike Watt of The Minuteman and dropped out of the music scene.

Derf died of an undisclosed illness.

For a thoroughly entertaining interview with Derf check out citizen mag

 

Posted by Marc Campbell
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08.02.2010
08:38 pm
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The making of John and Yoko’s Plastic Ono Band LPs
08.02.2010
12:52 pm
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Over the weekend via that most wonderful invention known as Netflix Instant View I caught an excellent documentary on the making of the John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band LP. I found it to be one of the best Lennon related documents I’ve ever seen, worth watching if only for the moments wherein the gloriously raw vocals are isolated, check out the last few minutes of the below clip. Chills up the spine !

 
That they also touch…

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Posted by Brad Laner
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08.02.2010
12:52 pm
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“We’ll never die!”: Atari Teenage Riot returns
08.01.2010
03:36 pm
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It’s great to see that Berlin’s Atari Teenage Riot—electronic anarchists and creators of the “digital hardcore” sound—are back and in terrific shape. Predictably, what was first slated as a reunion for a few European shows has turned into a full-blown world tour for Alec Empire and Nic Endo, along with new Rioter CX KiDTRONiK.

Throughout the ‘90s, ATR spread sonic fire from the nexus of hard techno, thrash-punk and noise, with their members (including formers Hanin Elias and the late lamented Carl Crack) also releasing solo projects on their own Digital Hardcore Recordings label.

As shown by this stage invasion during their appearance at Zurich’s Fusion Festival from this spring, the Riot seems back on in full force.
 

 
After the jump, relive ATR’s famous 1999 anti-fascist May Day riot in Berlin, with commentary by Empire…
 

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Posted by Ron Nachmann
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08.01.2010
03:36 pm
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Exene Cervenka’s Punk Rock Western To Aid Gulf Coast Recovery
07.30.2010
03:54 pm
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Exene Cervenka, the director of photography and co-writer on Modi Frank’s 1986 silent western Bad Day, is making the film available on her website to help raise money for Gulf Coast residents.

Shot at a secret location near Chatsworth, California, the short film features an inspired cast of irregulars playing the residents of a small town on a bad day. Call it what you will: a cow-punk time capsule, a mock-Western, a guerrilla film forerunner – or just plain proof of a time when everyone didn’t take themselves so seriously.

“Bad Day” has a cool cast that includes, John Doe (X), Dave Alvin (Blasters), Kevin Costner, Michael Blake and Chris Desjardin (The Flesheaters).

A portion of the proceeds from “Bad Day” are going to the Gulf Coast aid organization the Committee for Plaquemines Recovery that helps the people affected in the Gulf region.

Now available for the first time as a digital download Viewers will be able to “pay” whatever they choose for the download.  Please view at www.baddaymovie.com
 

Posted by Marc Campbell
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07.30.2010
03:54 pm
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Rare L.A. punk rock footage at special Target Video screening at Cinefamily, tonight!
07.29.2010
08:32 pm
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Director Joe Rees’s Target Video operation captured some of the rawest and most iconic performers of the early San Francisco and Los Angeles punk scenes, going as far back as 1977, including such legendary events as the next to last Throbbing Gristle concert, the Cramps playing for a group of patients at an insane asylum and ultra rare footage of The Screamers, a seminal L.A. synth punk band who sadly released no records. Not to mention, the Dead Kennedys, who were anti-music video and anti-MTV, hence the lack of footage of their early years. Luckily, Rees and his cameras captured it all for posterity.

Tonight at Cinefamily/The Silent Movie Theater in Hollywood there will be a special Target Video night with Rees and his comrades playing VJ with two hours of clips of So Cal groups like TSOL, Black Flag and Nervous Gender, plus a set of songs from the era spun by guest DJ Michael Stock from Part Time Punks.

Cinefamily,  611 N Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, 90036 / 323-655-2510

Video: The Mau-Maus performing “War Baby.” This is the probably the only known early footage of the band, shot by Target Video.

Posted by Richard Metzger
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07.29.2010
08:32 pm
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‘Who Killed Nancy?’ : New Documentary Claims Sid Vicious Did Not kill Nancy Spungen
07.29.2010
05:07 am
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Who Killed Nancy opens today In New York City. The film makes a strong case that Sid Vicious did not kill Nancy Spungen. Read about it at the Daily Mail.

Posted by Marc Campbell
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07.29.2010
05:07 am
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The Fall: Totally Wired
07.28.2010
03:01 pm
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Because putting together the Phew/Aunt Sally post made me think of them and because I need a unicorn chaser after that cheesy thing I posted just now (ironically from the same time period as this), Here’s The Fall, live in Leeds, doing one of the best odes to speed that I know of, aside from this one or (duh!) this one. I drunk a jar of coffee and then I took some of these !

 
Alternate version after the jump…

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Posted by Brad Laner
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07.28.2010
03:01 pm
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Glen E. Friedman Interview at the opening of FUCK YOU ALL
07.28.2010
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Photo Credit: Glen E. Friedman
 
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Here’s a really wonderful interview with one of my favorite photographers and artists, Glen E. Friedman. Do yourself a favor and watch the video. From State Magazine:

It was then that I found that the most beautiful, gripping color photographs were taken by just a single photographer, a very young teenager, by the name of Glen E. Friedman. Glen would go on to take these skills he learnt as a kid and apply them to his other great love in life, music. What you’re about to hear is an interview I did with Glen, who describes for you, some of his favourite shots from the last four decades. It’s a journey which has taken Glen from the mosh-pits of American punk-rock with bands like Black Flag and Fugazi to the suburban streets with hip-hop where Public Enemy, Beastie Boys, Run DMC, LL Cool J, A Tribe Called Quest and Ice-T all became subjects in front of Glen’s lens. So, less talk, more action; press play. After all, they say a picture is worth a thousand…well, you know…

 
Interview with Glen E. Friedman in pictures & audio

Posted by Tara McGinley
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07.28.2010
01:00 pm
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