CROMAGS HARLEY STABS BAND MEMBERS

Cro-Mags founder accused of stabbing, biting band members at Webster Hall

A former member of the hard-core punk band the Cro-Mags attacked two of the group’s current members with a hunting knife in a dressing room before a show at Webster Hall yesterday — biting one and slashing both.

The band was about to take the stage about 8:15 p.m. when tattooed rocker Harley Flanagan, 42, barreled through the East Village venue’s VIP section toward the Cro-Mags’ dressing room, sending nearly 30 guests on the balcony into a frenzy, law enforcement sources and witnesses said.

“Someone was yelling, ‘Get his hands, get his hands, he’s got a knife!’ ” witness Dave Gustav said. “Everything went nuts.”

ROCKED: Harley Flanagan is wheeled out of Webster Hall last night after attack.

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ROCKED: Harley Flanagan is wheeled out of Webster Hall last night after attack.

 

Several beefy security guards rushed to contain Flanagan, who seemed about to boil over before he entered the East Village venue.

“I talked to him outside minutes before it happened and I knew something was going to go down,” a witness said, according to the Horns Up Rocks website. “He was like a lunatic outside. Next thing I know he’s in the VIP area stabbing people!”

Flanagan, the band’s former bassist and founder, suffered a broken leg by the time security finally pinned him down, witnesses said. Cops handcuffed him to a chair and took him out.

“People started booing him and throwing stuff at him,” eyewitness Justin Brannan said. “His hands were handcuffed but he still gave everyone the finger.”

William Berario, 45, was slashed above the eye and bitten on his cheek. Michael Couls, 33, — the band’s current bassist, who is known in the hardcore world as “The Gook” — was cut on his arm and stomach.

Both members of Cro-Mags were taken to Bellevue Hospital with non life-threatening wounds.

Flanagan, a New York native, was also taken to the hospital. He was hit with two counts of 2nd degree assault and weapons charges.

The melee forced the East 11th Street concert venue to cancel the show, which was part of the CBGB Festival and also featured the band Sick of It All.

“You can all thank Harley Flanagan for ruining the night for everyone,” Cro-Mags lead singer John Joseph McGowan told the crowd.

Additional reporting by Helen Freund

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TOOTS ALBUM AND TOUR

 Toots and The Maytals first ever acoustic album and DVD containing unreleased footage is released soon., I am pleased to confirm Toots is performing a range of dates in the UK in August. 

 

Tour dates are as follows:

 

2nd Aug 12:  Empire Middlesbrough UK  
3rd Aug 12:  Indigo2  London UK  

8th Aug 12: Converse, 100 Club, London UK
9th Aug 12: Liquid Rooms Edinburgh UK  
10th Aug 12: ABC1 Glasgow UK  
11th Aug 12: The Pier Pavillion Cleethorpes UK  
12th Aug 12:  Picture Dome Holmfirth UK  
14th Aug12: Concorde II Brighton UK  
15th Aug 12: Academy Oxford UK  

 

The album is out on 6th August via recording studio Metropolis to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Jamaican Independence Day.
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ADOLESCENTS UK TOUR

American punk band Adolescents will be heading off on a short UK tour in the next couple of weeks.

 
The Long-running Californian band is set to release a new EP this summer. The band’s last release was The Fastest Kid Alive.
 
 
The dates are:
 
 
14 July 2012. London- The Jamm
15 July 2012. Falmouth -The Fish Factory Arts Space
16 July 2012. Newport – Le Pub
17 July 2012. Manchester -Star and Garter
 
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BERMONDSEY JOYRIDERS & TAURUS TRAKKER NEXT THURS

A double dose of blues-punk will now be on offer at Whitechapel’s Rhythm Factory next Thursday, July 12th.

Slide ‘n’ sax-fuelled West London punks Taurus Trakker are the latest act to be added to the line-up, which forms part of the venue’s ‘Vintage Rock’ season.
Led by Martin Muscatt, a man inspired to pick up guitar after seeing his cousin Mick Jones onstage at some of The Clash’s earliest shows, Taurus Trakker is fleshed out live by the visually captivating presence of Allison Phillips’ (ex-Raincoats, Alternative TV) behind the kit, Chris McDonald on bass and X-Ray Spex man Dave Wright on saxophone.
On July 12th they share the stage with East End rockers of a certain vintage The Bermondsey Joyriders. A ‘77 supergroup of sorts, comprising of Gary Lammin (vox/guitar, formerly of Strummer protégés The Little Roosters), Martin Stacey (bass, ex-Chelsea) and Chris Musto (drums, ex-Johnny Thunders’ Oddballs), the ’Joyriders have lately proven to be far more than the sum of their impressive parts.  
In May they received an approving 8/10 review from Classic Rock for second album ‘Noise & Revolution’ – an ambitious concept piece which features spoken word narration throughout from 60s counterculture icon and MC5 manager John Sinclair. With John now home in Motor City, the band have drafted in NME legend Charles Shaar Murray to do the honours on stage and provide live narration at The Rhythm Factory. 
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THE ART OF PUNK BOOK

By Russ Bestley and Alex Ogg

It is almost impossible to imagine now that so many of the posters, flyers and other punk ephemera that defined the look of a whole era were used – just once – and then discarded. But despite such humble origins, this groundbreaking artwork continues to have an impact on music, fashion and media today.
The first ever comprehensive review of punk graphics celebrates a wide range of punk posters, flyers, album cover art, fanzines and fashion ephemera. Famous graphics for legendary bands like the Ramones, the Sex Pistols, the Damned and the Clash are included along with less well-known examples from around the world, as punk designs from South America, behind the old “Iron Curtain” and from even further afield are also featured.
This collection includes more than 900 illustrations from famous names, including Malcolm Garrett, Linder Sterling, Peter Saville, Barney Bubbles, Lindsey Kuhn, Raymond Pettibon, Winston Smith, John Seabury, Art Chantry and Paul Imagine, as well as many anonymous and uncredited designs. Also featured are previously unpublished materials by Arturo Vega (Ramones), Peter Gravelle (Sex Pistols/Damned) and Jamie Reid (Sex Pistols).
“If you weren’t there in the early days of Punk, you might not appreciate the importance of art to the Punk ethic. It was every bit as important as the music. From Sniffin’ Glue and PUNK magazine to the many T-shirts, album covers, and flyers, the creativity and humour of the Punk scene was found everywhere, not just onstage. This book has it all, and it’s just as exhilarating and overwhelming now as it was then!” Cheetah Chrome of the Dead Boys
Russ Bestley is a Principal Lecturer at the London College of Communication specialising in graphic design and the history of popular culture. He has co-authored and designed a number of books and articles.
Alex Ogg is an author and journalist whose books include The Hip Hop Years, No More Heroes and Independence Day. He has contributed to publications including The Times, Vive Le Rock, Classic Rock and award winning website The Quietus. He is the former editor of Spiral Scratch and currently co-editor of the esteemed academic journal Punk & Post Punk.
The Art of Punk will be published this autumn by Omnibus Press.
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THE SKINTS VIDEO

London punk-reggae band The Skints have released their new video for ‘Rise Up’, the opening track from their latest album, Part and Parcel, out now on Bomber Music. The band play before The Buzzcocks on the Vive Le Rock stage at Guilfest, Friday 13th July 2012.

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SID VICIOUS BOOK

 ‘A Vicious Love Story’, Teddie Dahlin’s book about her short romance with the legendary bass player, Sid Vicious, during the Norwegian Leg of their tour, where she became their English translator, is out on July 13.

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KILLING JOKE DOCUMENTARY

The Death and Resurrection Show is a feature length music documentary charting the turbulent, dramatic and often unbelievable journey of the British post-punk industrial legends, and Vive Le Rock cover stars, Killing Joke. The film brings together three decades of archive footage with two decades of never before seen new documentary footage and unprecedented access to the members of Killing Joke, their management, music producers, industry figures and associates.
The film explores the progression of the band and their music; the in-fights, splits, reformations, legal tussles and side projects into classical and trance music, but it also delves deep into the other side of Killing Joke and it’s core members. Brought together by a ritual ceremony performed in London, the 30 year experience that followed saw them constantly experimenting with the ritual, esoteric and mystical in their lives and their music.
Numerology shaped albums, experiments in sound waves and psychological manipulation refined live performances whilst ancient texts and prophecies drove them to the world’s mystical sites. From rituals at Iona and Glastonbury to recording sessions in the Egyptian Pyramids, living feral at the Nazca Lines, disappearing to Iceland for the apocalypse and discovering a mysterious island at the end of the world.
Killing Joke have innovated, amazed, shocked and repulsed throughout their careers, creating an influence that has stretched throughout the industry from Dave Grohl to Nigel Kennedy, Jimmy Page, Hinewehi Mohi or the Prague Synphony Orchestra. Famously described as "the sound of the earth vomiting" there isn’t another band, or music documentary, in the world like this one.
Coming to selected cinemas worldwide in 2012, created by lifelong Gatherer and filmmaker Shaun Pettigrew with underground British indie Coffee Films and Killing Joke frontman Jaz Coleman. Featuring interviews with members of the band past and present, Jimmy Page, Dave Grohl, Peter Hook, Jana Trzilova, Chris Kimsey, Dave Bianchi, Matt Luxon, ET, Tony Assassin, Brother Steven and Alex Patterson; The Death and Resurrection Show will be with you shortly before the tribulation.
You can watch a trailer for the film, which is due to be released later this year, below:
 
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BAILTERSPACE(GORDONS) NEW ALBUM

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Bailterspace announce new album ‘Strobosphere’ & free download of new single

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