There’s a treasure trove of original DC Hardcore legends, Government Issue, live recordings on Bandcamp.

Also, singer, John Stabb has been battling cancer, and has a Go Fund Me page for those able to help with hospitalization costs . I’m assuming the Bandcamp DL money will also, at least partially, help to this end, as well. Best wishes to Stabb.


Ektro Records reissue 1982 single from Mr. Epp & The Calculations, featuring a pre-Mudhoney Mark Arm

Mudhoney’s Steve Turner was also in the band, though after the single, I believe.

Negative Approach to tour the US in November!

Detroit Hardcore legends, Negative Approach, hit the road, and John Brannon’s pipes are as gravelly as ever. I gotta see one of these dates.

November 11, Fubar St., Louis, MO
November 12, The Yeti, Tulsa, OK
November 13, Three Links, Dallas, TX
November 14, Aztec Theatre, San Antonio, TX
November 16, Siberia, New Orleans, LA
November 17, Handlebar, Pensacola, FL
November 18, Will’s Pub, Orlando, FL
November 19, Churchill’s, Miami, FL
November 20, Underbelly, Jacksonville, FL
November 21, Atlantic, Gainesville, FL
November 22, The Earl, Atlanta, GA
November 23, Strange Matter, Richmond, VA
November 24, the Pinch, Washington, DC
November 25, Funhouse, Jersey City, NJ
November 27, Headroom Stages, Brattleboro, VT
November 28, Middle East Upstairs, Boston, MA
November 29, Acheron, Brooklyn, NY

Dr Know and Darryl from Bad Brains perform How Low Can A Punk Get and The Regulator, with Foo Fighters, for a crowd of 40,000.

I appreciate Grohl spreading the Bad Brains gospel, one question though, where is HR, damn it?

Consequence of Sound

Foo Fighters staged their second of two concerts at New York’s Citi Field on Thursday night, and as they did the night before, the encore featured a surprise guest. Whereas Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith joined the band on Wednesday to cover Faces, last night, the Foo’s threw an 80s punk rock reunion of epic proportions.

A performance featuring members of Nirvana, Germs, Bad Brains, and Scream? And in a 40,000-person baseball stadium? No wonder Dave Grohl enthusiastically proclaimed it to be “the greatest fucking moment of my entire fucking life” as Bad Brains’ Darryl Jenifer and Dr. Know took the stage to join. Along with Pat Smear and Taylor Hawkins, the one-off punk rock supergroup allowed Grohl to “live out my childhood fantasy,” tearing through “How Low Can a Punk Get” and “The Regulator”.

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Massive Nick Blinko / Rudimentary Peni collection up for auction on Ebay

$5K or best offer

Gallery pics are not part of the sale

Happy birthday, Greg Hetson

As guitarist and founding member of Red Cross (pre-Kross) and Circle Jerks, Greg Hetson’s fast and furious riffage played a significant and essential part in developing my warped musical tastes. I must have played the Circle Jerks debut, Group Sex, several hundred times (which, given it’s fifteen minute running time, wasn’t all that hard to do) while trying to do 50/50’s and acid drops in my parents driveway, on my Sims, Hosoi. I wasn’t introduced to Red Cross’s 1980 EP until a little later, but I felt and instant familiarity with and affinity for it, particularly as Red Cross’, We’re A Cover Band, showed up on that Circle Jerks debut as Live Fast, Die Young.

Oh, yeah, Hetson has also been the guitarist for Bad Religion for thirty years now.

Song Of The Day: Dead Kennedys – Riot

Rioting-the unbeatable high
Adrenalin shoots your nerves to the sky
Everyone knows this town is gonna blow
And it’s all gonna blow right now:.

Now you can smash all the windows that you want
All you really need are some friends and a rock
Throwing a brick never felt so damn good
Smash more glass
Scream with a laugh
And wallow with the crowds
Watch them kicking peoples’ ass

But you get to the place
Where the real slavedrivers live
It’s walled off by the riot squad
Aiming guns right at your head
So you turn right around
And play right into their hands
And set your own neighbourhood
Burning to the ground instead

Riot-the unbeatable high
Riot-shoots your nerves to the sky
Riot-playing into their hands
Tomorrow you’re homeless
Tonight it’s a blast

Get your kicks in quick
They’re callin’ the national guard
Now could be your only chance
To torch a police car

Climb the roof, kick the siren in
And jump and yelp for joy
Quickly-dive back in the crowd
Slip away, now don’t get caught

Let’s loot the spiffy hi-fi store
Grab as much as you can hold
Pray your full arms don’t fall off
Here comes the owner with a gun


The barricades spring up from nowhere
Cops in helmets line the lines
Shotguns prod into your bellies
The trigger fingers want an excuse

The raging mob has lost its nerve
There’s more of us but who goes first
No one dares to cross the line
The cops know that they’ve won

It’s all over but not quite
The pigs have just begun to fight
They club your heads, kick your teeth
Police can riot all that they please


Tomorrow you’re homeless
Tonight it’s a blast

It’s the big birthday takeover for H.R.

Bad Brains are one of the greatest punk bands ever. The speed and ferocity with which the played basically launched Hardcore, but Bad Brains were there first, faster, tighter, better musicians and just plain way more bad ass than all who followed. The DC Hardcore scene that sprang like a litter of puppies from their loins, produced two of my favorites of that era, Void and Minor Threat, but Bad Brains are forever the greatest, AND they turned Wire’s, 12XU, into a DC cover staple. Even when H.R. rejoined the band in the early 90’s, they were still wildly intense, and the show that I saw then remains a high point of my concert experiences (and H.R. was kinda crushed out on my girlfriend). They NEVER fail to get me amped!

and I’d be remiss to not post an example of their Reggae ouput

bad brains by lucian perkins