The Dead Milkmen is an American satirical punk rock band formed in 1983 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They consisted of vocalist and keyboardist Rodney Linderman (“Rodney Anonymous”), guitarist and vocalist Joe Genaro (“Joe Jack Talcum”), bassist Dave Schulthise (“Dave Blood”) and drummer Dean Sabatino (“Dean Clean”).
Beginning within the local underground hardcore scene of the early 1980s, the band established their jangly punk sound, which they coupled with prominent humor delivered in heavy Philadelphia accents. After garnering an underground following through extensive touring and college radio attention, they enjoyed international success on the strength of 1988’s “Punk Rock Girl”, a single from their Beelzebubba album which entered into MTV rotation. Health problems and an ill-fated stint with the major label Hollywood Records in the wake of their success led to the group’s 1995 breakup. In total, they issued eight studio albums, one live record, and numerous peripheral releases before disbanding.
In 2008, the group reunited and began working on new material, with new bassist Dan Stevens replacing the deceased Schulthise. They released The King in Yellow in 2011, their first studio album in 16 years.
The Generators have been at the forefront of the Los Angeles punk scene since 1997, and were recently mentioned by one of Americas leading news publications, the USA Today as one of Americas most under rated punk bands. While The Generators story was brought to life in the late 1990’s, the true story of this band, and its members date back to the early 1980’s when the LA hardcore punk movement had evolved into a true musical revolution.
In September of 2011 The Generators will be releasing their 8th Full-length album “Last Of The Pariahs”, on DC-Jam Records (U.S, Canada, Japan) and I Hate People Records (Europe) with producer Rich Mouser (Weezer, Chris Cornell). The new album catches the bands signature southern California melodic punk n roll sound, while also bringing fans back to some of their earlier 1977 old school snarl. This new release will be followed up with an anticipated European and US Fall headlining tour.
Formed in 1979 and hailing from Long Beach, California, T.S.O.L. originated as a hardcore punk band, developing from earlier bands Johnny Coathanger and the Abortions and Vicious Circle. With fans that span three decades, T.S.O.L. has become a fixture on the Southern California music scene.
“She’s Got a Bomb” is a track from the band’s 2009 album “Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Free Downloads” (also referred to as The 30th Anniversary Album) which was produced by Grammy winning producer David Bianco at Hurley Studios
Formed in Los Angeles in 1984, Guitarist Vic Makauskas, bassist Phil Newman, and drummer Dave Markey shared the stage touring with brother bands Black Flag, The Meat Puppets, FIREHOSE & Saccharine Trust before finally calling it quits in 1987.
The track “My Little Red Book” was originally released on SST Records in 1985 on the album “Mind Bowling” which was re-released on CD and digital download by DC-Jam Records in 2009.
Since the year 2000, FLATFOOT 56 have steadily unleashed a rollicking barrage of Celtic punk and folk-tinged hardcore from the South Side of Chicago to an international audience with intense and positive party-like energy. Coinciding with their 10-year anniversary, Flatfoot launched the release of their third label-backed studio effort, Black Thorn, in 2010. Led by spirited front man Tobi n Bawinkel (Vocals/Guitar), along with brothers Justin (Drums), and Kyle (Bass), and multi-instrumentalists Eric McMahon (Bagpipes/Guitar) and Brandon Good (Mandolin/Guitar), the band is fueled by a sense of camaraderie that directly translates to their die-hard fans and highly energetic live shows.
The Expendables enjoyed a laid-back lifestyle growing up in Santa Cruz, CA; surfing,
skating, partying, and playing music were commonplace. Since 1997, The
Expendables have staked their claim in the California surf/rock genre by headlining
venues from coast to coast. Blending Reggae, Punk Rock, and 80s style dueling
guitar solos, The Expendables have made heads turn and floors shake for years.
The band consists of four longtime friends: Geoff Weers (Guitar and Vocals), Adam
Patterson (Drums and Vocals), Raul Bianchi (Lead Guitar) and Ryan DeMars (Bass).
The first seven years of their career was fueled with three full-length, completely
independent releases. No Time To Worry (2000), Open Container (2001), and
Gettin’ Filthy (2004), would bring in a combined total of over 40,000 units sold with
no physical distribution and no record label.
While touring and supporting their album, Gettin’ Filthy, The Expendables would
share the stage with Slightly Stoopid and catch the attention of founders and front
men Kyle McDonald and Miles Doughty. In 2007 Slightly Stoopid formed their own
independent label, Stoopid Records, and signed The Expendables for the label’s first
non-Stoopid release, which was The Expendables self-titled. Released in
September 2007, the album would be accepted as an instant classic by fans and
received rave reviews from critics.
The band continued supporting the album with hundreds of shows over the next two
years, gaining fans around the world, and respect from the bands that influenced
them. The band would share the stage with bands like Slightly Stoopid, NoFX, Less
Than Jake, Pennywise and Pepper to name a few. At the end of 2009 and beginning
of 2010 the band would work on their next album Prove It produced by Paul Leary
(producer of Sublime, Slightly Stoopid, Pepper, Supersuckers, as well as the guitar
player for Butthole Surfers) and El Hefe (guitar player for NoFX).
Prove It was released May 11th 2010 debuting at #158 on the Billboard Top 200,
#30 on Billboard’s Independent charts, and #4 on Billboard’s Heatseekers!
The album also pushed to #15 on iTunes Top 200 and #5 on iTunes Alternative
Charts, jumping The Expendables to a new level in their career. The band’s new
release would include guest performances by C-Money, OG, and Dela of Slightly
Stoopid throughout the album. Jumping into the mix as well would be long time
friend G. Love on the ballad “Wells”.
The Expendables have continued their tenacious touring schedule in 2011 with their
popular annual Winter Blackout Tour. This summer, the band will be featured on
all dates of the massive yearly festival favorite, Warped Tour.
Thirteen years later, five albums down and countless miles covered, The
Expendables show no signs of slowing down.
Former BYO Records standouts Pezz went on hiatus in 2001 to start families, be peace activists, go to school and travel the world. The band kept in touch and played every once in a while, but became a truly active band again in the fall of 2006. In 2008, Pezz released a split LP with friends While I Breathe I Hope, and also released a HYPERLINK “http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAZazgECgss” video for the song “I Liked Your Rough Draft Better,” from the band’s fourth album. In June of 2010, Pezz released a new “The Wicked Leading the Blind,” to mark the 20th anniversary of the band’s first show. The new EP, released by Fat Sandwich Records, features two originals and a cover of “Watching You Sleep” by friends and former BYO label mates Leatherface. The band also produced a HYPERLINK “http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdrBddNxaQU” video for the ep’s title track. After years of nonstop touring with the likes of Hot Water Music, At the Drive-In, Leatherface, 7 Seconds, Samiam, the Bouncing Souls and the late Wesley Willis, Pezz now stays close to its hometown of Memphis for the most part. However, the band managed to go on a short tour with the Meat Puppets and play a few key festivals. Pezz became a three-guitar band in 2010 with founding members Marvin Stockwell and Ceylon Mooney both on guitar and vocals, Christian Walker on bass and vocals, Shawn Apple on guitar and Graham Burks on drums. Plans are in the works to release the five other songs recorded at the summer 2009 session that produced the new EP, and to continue to write and record new songs and play shows.
Los Angeles based and bred, OEDIPUS is a modern rock trio who has been topping the Polish Modern Rock charts since April of 2010, currently topping the charts with their third hit single Jack & Ginger.
Initially debuting their first single Tres Las in April 2010 on Poland’s Modern Rock station Eska Rock (HYPERLINK “http://www.eskarock.pl”www.eskarock.pl), the song quickly started flooding their airwaves before the track was first released in the US, charting higher than such American pop/rock contemporaries as Linkin Park, Keane, and Pearl Jam, finding the song ranked as the #2 most played song on the station in 2010, with their follow-up single Burn It Down coming in at #37. Currently the band’s 3rd single Jack & Ginger, which was initially released in the States on their Sylvia Massy produced 2009 EP “Covetous”, hit #1 in February of 2011 and has holding strong ever since.
In November of 2010 the band flew overseas for a one off Polish performance sponsored by Eska Rock for their annual Rocktoberfest Birthday bash, where the band spent 5 days doing press for their self-titled full-length Polish debut. The station even launched a Youtube fan generated submission contest where listeners were encouraged to record their own music videos of themselves lip synching to the song, generating thousands of submissions for a chance to win tickets to the private event.
In the wake of this success, Tres Las was also added to Poland’s first installment of the well known US mix CD NOW That’s What I Call Music Vol. 1 keeping company with such US Pop icons as Katy Perry, Snoop Dogg, & Ke$ha.
Here in the States, OEDIPUS has also started garnering attention from media and industry tastemakers, picking up regular spins for both Tres Las & Burn It Down on specialty radio programs across the country, including regular rotation on Los Angeles based tastemaker Indie 103.1, KROQ’s Locals Only program, KUSF in San Francisco, and KMFA Tucson.
In 2011, the band is set to premiere the release of their official music video for Tres Las in March, and will release a new full length record this coming June.
With more than a decade of making music together, the members of Slightly
Stoopid have perfected one of the rarest and most valuable skills a band can develop:
the art of the stealth groove, that knack for quietly, almost innocently, sliding into a
composition, and utterly lassoing anyone within earshot by mid-song. That’s where the
band has come to reside, musically: deep in the pocket, that ever-elusive, funky trench
where a band can entrance an audience, hypnotize it and hold on to it until the set or CD
is finished. Built on a bedrock of nasty, oceanic slabs of dubby bass, meditative vocal
harmonies, rock-steady guitar licks and tightly syncopated percussive rhythms, Slightly
Stoopid illustrate a case study in underground success, steeped in years of hard touring,
an improvisational business model, and a creative process that continues to unwind and
push the envelope of a new jam-based genre the band helped to create.
Slightly Stoopid’s dual front-men Miles Doughty (Guitar, Bass, Vocals) and Kyle
McDonald (Guitar, Bass, Vocals), created their own label, Stoopid Records, in the
early 2000’s to avoid signing a record deal and keep their DIY work ethic and freedom
away from music industry politics. The west coast sound pioneers later added
musicians Ryan ‘RyMo’ Moran (Drums) and Oguer ‘OG’ Ocon (Congas,
Percussion, Harp, Vocals) from the B Side Players, as well as C-Money (Trumpet,
Keyboard) and Dela (Saxophone) from John Browns Body; solidifying their on stage
line up. Slightly Stoopid has built a large n’ loyal fan base, and has soared to one of the
most successful independent artists of this decade. The buzz surrounding the group
continues to increase with each successive release; their album catalog sales have topped the 700,000 mark and the group continues to fill the most prestigious concert venues around the world, and continues to create a legion of “Stoopidheads” in the process!
Inspired by volcanic eruptions and constant dinosaur attacks,
“Descent Into The Valley Of…” is 15 tracks of pure unadulterated
party ska awesomeness served up hot with an extra large order of
radical sauce on the side just for good measure. From the hilariously
addictive tom-foolery of “The Hippopotamus” to the darkly brooding
“Die Tomorrow” to the punkrock insanity of “Food Fight” to the
touching love song “My Obsession”, this album delivers something for
everyone while maintaining the Smashers’ signature badassitude that
has made them an international sensation for over 17 years…Grab your
club and put on your best wooly mammoth pelt, cuz this time they’re
Formed in the early 1990’s, The Turbo A.C.’s are a force of nature.
Relentless touring and scores of full-lengths, 7 inches and comp
appearances have cemented these New York anti-heros as a beloved
fixture in the dirty world of surf-guitar driven punk rock n’ roll.
Desperate times call for desperate music, and the tracks on Kill
Everyone create the soundtrack for a pre-apocalyptic civilization
headed straight to Hell.