Members of Lumpy & the Dumpers - fast, Indiana-HC-punk! Think Lumpy, Coneheads. Great stuff! The wild saxophone takes this to higher grounds!
Nobunny will have a new record out on Goner Records this Spring.
Europe will finally get to see the Hex Dispensers again! September can't come soon enough!
Trouble In Mind Records will be curating a stage at the Liverpool Psych Fest in September 2013. Look forward to a joint Maston/Mmoss/Resonars tour of Europe.
Check out Rick Coraccio’s (DMZ, Lyres) journal where he writes about his time in both DMZ and the Lyres: http://bostongroupienews.com/CoraccioBackPages.htm A great companion to the Peter Greenberg interview.
Jeffery Novak and Royal Headache on Matadors singles club 2013. www.matadorrecords.com
Human Eye releases new album in 2013. Check out old but cool interview with Timmy V. made by Eric Davidson here http://blogs.villagevoice.com/music/2012/06/timmys_organism_interview.php
Oblivians new album ”Desperation” is due out on In The Red soon. Check out interview with Eric here: http://getbent.fm/post/30815026615/interview-eric-oblivian-on-gonerfest-memphis-and-the
Superior Viaduct reissues 100 Flowers (ex-Urinals) s/t debut album and Martin Rev’s debut album February 5th. At the same time they reissue the Sleepers 1978 punk 7” EP ”Seventh World”. Check out all of their releases at www.superiorviaduct.com
Captured Tracks to reissue Flying Nun’s back catalog on vinyl. First release will be a double-LP retrospective of Toy Love who recently had a live LP released on Goner. www.capturedtracks.com www.goner-records.com
An interview with Peter Greenberg of Barrence Whitfield and the Savages, Lyres, DMZ and the Custom spanning his whole career. It was made in 2012. Enjoy!
An interview from Savage #4, ca '98. One of the best bands ever!
Check it out here
Ryan Rousseu is of course the awesome guy behind bands like Destruction Unit, Tokyo Electron, Earthmen & Strangers as well as the drummer for the Reatards. Check out his stuff - it really is solid gold!
His new band is called Ryan Rousseu's Children of the Desert. The song is called "Solid Gold", taken from the upcoming LP.
The world lost a great goddamn performer in Jay Reatard. We love his music and it'll make him live forever!
Here's an interview from way, way back that Martin Savage did for Savage #4. Read more >>
Martin Savage got a hold of protopunk pioneers and newly re-discovered The Figures of Light for an interesting interview. Check out their 7" and LP/CD on Norton for some great rock and roll. Read more >>
Check out this great Milwaukee band with releases on Dusty Medical, Wild Honey and Contaminated and read about their upcoming releases. Read more >>
Ladies and gentlemen...The amazing Forbidden Tigers!!!
Look out for a European tour early next year! Read more >>
Check out Austin, Texas' cool Strange Boys - surf, country, blues, garage - they mix it all up. Hopefully you've caught them live on their endless tour. Read more >>
Probably the most mindnumbing song of the year. The Guinea Worms "Box of Records" have been winning the hearts of nerds all over the world. Here's an interview with singer/guitarplayer Will Foster. Read more >>
One of my faves this past year. Live they are amazing. Go check them out whenever you have the chance.Savage caught up with singer/guitarplayer Alex Cuervo (formerly of the Gospel Swingers, Blacktop and This Damn Town). Read more >>
Certainly one of the best new bands to come along the last couple of
years. They'll make you dance until dawn and they say they've learned
it from the best. Ladies and gents...THE YOLKS! Read more >>
Comments on the new releases from bands like Jay Reatard, Davila 666, Cheap Time, Vivian Girls and more by Larry Hardy. Read more >>
Out now is the debut, of sorts, by Puerto Ricos DAVILA 666 on In The Red Records. Since theyve been bragging about being longtime Savage-fans we had to hook up with them and find out how they ended up on In The Red, what the Puerto Rican garage-scene is like and what bands theyve been inspired by. AJ Davila will guide you through the drugs, knifefights and chicken-eating! Read more >>
An up-to-date interview with headhoncho Tim Warren and Dirk jumping to answer a few questions about the European side of things. [Full story..]
You all know Ian and his band the Black Lips, but he's also in another band from Memphis called the Original Three. I got a chance to catch up with the lesser-known members of the band to get down to the real nitty gritty. [Full story..]
A short interview and update with Ian from the Black Lips where he spills it about the new movie, new records and his other cool band, the Original Three. [Full story..]
A really nice photobook showing off the cool hot rods of the legendary Burbank Choppers.
this would really look nice next to your "Hot Rod" by David Perry. [Full story..]
Better late than never right? Still catching up on a lot of reviewing and interviewing but from the looks of it, '07 isn't that much different from '06. However the spring of 2007 can never be equaled as far as shows go. Don't know how many times I saw the Marked Men or the Black Lips in Texas only to come home to King Khan, BBQ, Jay Reatard and more Black Lips. Great year! Check out my best of 2007 list.
They're going on tour together throughout Europe in February and March, they've got some new releases out on cool labels like Goner, Shit Sandwich and HoZac, and they share members. We caught up with them before they leave for Europe. [full story..]
Haunted George is what they call him, from out of the desert comes a one man band, more horrifying than ever before. We got word from the ghoul in his desert cabin and here's what he had to say.. [full story..]
A ghost story by Haunted George [full story..]
Here's the latest batch, I know they've been gone for a while but I'm catching up. Have faith! Check out reviews of the Creteens, Blues Explosion, Black Lips, Makeouts, Trashies... [full story]
Yup, double dosage this month. Reviews of some great stuff like Jack Oblivian, Lover! and an awesome rockabilly comp, and then we're also playing catch-up with reviews of some old stuff. Check 'em out here
Reviews of the Gaye Blades, King Khan, Lover!, Black Lips, Vikings, Intelligence, Sonics... Read it here
An interview with the world's coolest label. Read it here
An interview with Billy Miller, one half of way cool Norton Records. Read it here
We had a chat with Greg after their show in Hamburg. Read it here
Don't miss the new issue of the greatest magazine since Kicks kicked it. We're also proud as all get out to have an interview with Swedish 60's garagekings, THE NAMELOSERS in the new issue. Just go out and get it!
Larry Hardy of ITR speaks his mind. Read it here
Finally the second part of the story of one of the greatest bands EVER! Read it here Also check out the interview with Mick Collins below.
Part one of the history of the Gories. Mick also talks King Sound Quartet, Dirtbombs, Blacktop etc. Read it here
The one man band who doesn't want to be one, also as in The King Khan & BBQ Show, Les Sexareenos and the Spaceshits. From now on known as Mark Sultan. Check out the "Sultanic Verses" in In The Red. Read the interview here
Interview first published in Savage #4. Read it here
Sweden's hardest working rock'n'rollband. Three fullengths, a ten inch and a bunch of singles. Read all about them here
Sweden's coolest punkband! Read an interview here
The new Guitar Wolf CD, King Louie's Black Rose Band, Don Howland's Wooden Tit and the new High Tension Wires plus some cool stuff. Read the reviews.
An interview with a shortlived but oh so great band by Martin Savage. Read it here
Definitely the loudest band ever out of France, and also one of the best. We talked a bit with Wladimir Malaga about the Fatals and his label Nasty.
Great as all get out punkrock. They've split up but rumours of a last record is running around. Cross your fingers. Read an interview here
One of the best bands ever! Their new album is out now on Dead Canary Records. Read all about it!
Featuring the Marked Men's Jeff Burke's solo project, new Ken Rock releases and some bands that are heading over to Europe shit summer; the Boston Chinks and LiveFastDie. Read it all right here.
Still catching up with the last few months. Promise a lot more reviews next up. Check out this latest bach right here
The new record is called "A Real Good One" and it is! It's out on Gern Blandstein and here's what singer/guitarplayer Andy had to say.
Maybe one of the best bands walking the Earth right now! Their second LP/CD is out on In The Red and they have a bunch of new records coming out soon. This interview was made after the release of their first LP.
Got a damn cool looking single in the mail with two bands that both have cool sounding names and I haven't heard of either one before.. I just thought this is too good to be true.. they probably both suck..
I dont know if youve heard the ace garage punk 7 that Norton put out last year. The band was called Mogen David and the Grapes of Wrath and it really blew me away.
The hardest working man in showbiz now that JB isn't around any longer. Find out more about King Khan & the Shrines, the King Khan & BBQ Show and the Kukamongas.
Beat Beat Beat, Mojomatics, Maaster Gaiden, Gonerfest CD/DVD and a bunch of great compilations. Read all February reviews
The catchiest and best punkrock band out there these days! They're just plain amazing. Check out what these ex-Reds outta Texas have to say about touring in Europe and their new record on Swami Records.
Checkin out LiveFastDies MySpace I was blown away by their song Passing Out in Front of You!!! Great goddamn punkrock! Turns out its a one-man-band that wants to be a whole band...
Demon's Claws, Rat Traps, Alarm Clocks and more. Read all January reviews
DEN BÄSTA SOMMAREN!
Ran + Moon City Boys + Holograms + Hey Elbow! + Snake + IBV + Lady Banana + Rotten Mind + Gestures + Martin Savage System + New Feelings + Weimarrepubliken + Shitkid + Sun Days + La Secte Du Futur + Hekla + Exorcist GBG + Acid på Svenska + Den Stora Vilan + Farida +
June 24-25 @ Skå Festplats
AUSMUTEANTS (aus) + MEAN JEANS (us) + MARTIN SAVAGE SYSTEM + NIGHT TERROR
July 23 @ Vielle Montange
RADIOACTIVITY (us) + SVART KATT + REAL TEARS
July 25 @ Vielle Montange
SICK THOUGHTS (us) + DIE RÖTZZ (us)
August 17 @ tba
APACHE (us) + SLICK! (us) + BIG TITS (us)
August 20 @ Kafé 44
NOBUNNY (us) + POOKIE & THE POODLES (us)
September 16 @ tba
GUITAR WOLF (jp)
October 14 @ tba
The new Savage Forum is online, check it out now!