Posts tagged Punk

Day: 1135

Shirt: Mr. T Experience - MTX Starship

Color:  Black

Brand: Cinder Block

Source: for some reason i was awaken today with this old Mr. t song stuck in my head called “fill in the Blank.”  luckily for me i had this shirt sitting on top of a pile of stuff and it was here to complete the circle for me.  i will undoubtedly go put on their album “Big Black Bugs Bleed Blue Blood,” and inevitably end up listening to the entire Mr. T Catalog.  why?  cause i can.  i encourage anyone out there who hasn’t ever discovered this band, to get a start on it.  they were a solid cornerstone to my teens and twenties.  

Fill in the Blank by The Mr. T Experience on Grooveshark

Day: 1133

Shirt: Ty Segall Band - Slaughterhouse

Color:  Black

Brand: Gilden Softstyle

Source: another Band I’m really psyched on seeing at fyffest next week.  since 2008 Ty Segall has put out at least one album a year.  normally i am a fan of editing.  meaning just because you wrote a song and recorded it doesn’t make it good and you don’t have to put it out.  but Ty seems to have it in him to crank out not only many great songs, but can also make each album sound unique whether it be album collaborators like White Fence (my fav collar he has done)

TY / White Fence by Minor Thread on Grooveshark

or producers (like whomever did his new album Manipulator

which is kind of an amazing album i think.  Cause i think when you crank and write like he does you only really refine your craft.  you get more technical, more comfortable, and confident.  Manipulator to me is an album that is just telling people, oh you think i can only make a garage album..well suck on this!  its got hooks, great production the works.  it rides that fine line like i think In Utero did where it was polished but still punk with the roots fully in there and obvious.  

Luckily for me, not only is he playing fyffest but he is also doing 4 Nights at the Echo in Los angeles, where he undoubtedly could play every song he has ever written in a row.  who knows what he does.  but i bet each night will be fucking good and he will def melt some faces and blow some minds.  

and he has some great support bands, like the Zig Zags and Endless Bummer.  click the image to buy tickets if you will be in the LA area.  cause lets face it, you are dumb if you don’t.  but i mean that in a nice way…like you would kick yourself if i told you 10 years form now you could a seen him 4 nights in a row at the echo.  you low what i mean?  go buy manipulator when it comes out.  its fucking good.  Ps this is not a paid advertisement.  i just get hyped on this guy who does rad stuff.  

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Day: 1131
Shirt: Bouncing Souls - Pretty In Pink
Color:  White
Brand: Screen Stars Best
Source: I saw this in the closet today and i reached for it it made me smile.  i love it how simple it is a s a design, but knowing the bands music you know what it means to them. man Jay Adams dying today sucks, fucking remind me about how much of a loss it is that we lost John Huges so many years back.  I hate that creative pioneers die, but i love what they gave us.  it really only teaches you to enjoy today and do what ever you can.  
Jay left the best quote in skateboarding..  ”You don’t stop p skateboarding cause you got old.  You got old because you quit skateboarding.”  I feel like that applies to a lot of aspects in our life.  once you stop contributing, celebrating and do what you love, you start to die.  so to all o you still breathing out there.  keep listening, playing and going to see music.  keep skateboarding, drawing, and creating.  

Day: 1131

Shirt: Bouncing Souls - Pretty In Pink

Color:  White

Brand: Screen Stars Best

Source: I saw this in the closet today and i reached for it it made me smile.  i love it how simple it is a s a design, but knowing the bands music you know what it means to them. man Jay Adams dying today sucks, fucking remind me about how much of a loss it is that we lost John Huges so many years back.  I hate that creative pioneers die, but i love what they gave us.  it really only teaches you to enjoy today and do what ever you can.  

Jay left the best quote in skateboarding..  ”You don’t stop p skateboarding cause you got old.  You got old because you quit skateboarding.”  I feel like that applies to a lot of aspects in our life.  once you stop contributing, celebrating and do what you love, you start to die.  so to all o you still breathing out there.  keep listening, playing and going to see music.  keep skateboarding, drawing, and creating.  

Day: 1124

Shirt: Bad Religion - How Could Hell Be Any Worse?

Color:  Red

Brand: M&O

Source:  yesterdays pick.  i get so lay on the weekends, but truth be told this classic album is also included on the previous pick form a week or two ago on Bad Religion’s - 80-85 shirt.  if you didn’t scoop this album up back in the day you got it bundled in on the comp, but id say this artwork, while 80-85 is classic, this is way better.  this one really tells the album title through this album cover.  

my how the LA Skyline has changed.  from 1982 to now, 32 years later so much has changed  

Day: 1119
Shirt: Alice Donut - Get  a Life
Color:  Heather Grey
Brand: Jerzees
Source:  unlike yesterdays shirt. you probably won’t see many Alice Donut shirts around.  it was kind of an underrated band and i think missed the mark for many people.  sometimes i get the feeling tho that bands feel like they are succeeding if people don’t get their music.  they feel validated.  While i wouldn’t dare say i got Alice Donut, i did appreciate them for what they were back in the 90’s.  Iw as lucky enough to see them on the bill with many bands and they were loud noisy and stood out.  and i appreciate that.  when i listen to it today, as in current day, they sound like a totally different band to me.  its kinda like when i first heard Kiss for the first time when i was in High School and i was like, “this is supposed to be Metal???, this Beth song is some pussy sounding shit!!”  What i am saying is that 25 years ago this music sounded super noisy and angry and now i can’t help but think this was “Crazy” to me back then?  ahhh the times they do change.  

Day: 1119

Shirt: Alice Donut - Get  a Life

Color:  Heather Grey

Brand: Jerzees

Source:  unlike yesterdays shirt. you probably won’t see many Alice Donut shirts around.  it was kind of an underrated band and i think missed the mark for many people.  sometimes i get the feeling tho that bands feel like they are succeeding if people don’t get their music.  they feel validated.  While i wouldn’t dare say i got Alice Donut, i did appreciate them for what they were back in the 90’s.  Iw as lucky enough to see them on the bill with many bands and they were loud noisy and stood out.  and i appreciate that.  when i listen to it today, as in current day, they sound like a totally different band to me.  its kinda like when i first heard Kiss for the first time when i was in High School and i was like, “this is supposed to be Metal???, this Beth song is some pussy sounding shit!!”  What i am saying is that 25 years ago this music sounded super noisy and angry and now i can’t help but think this was “Crazy” to me back then?  ahhh the times they do change.  

Day: 1118

Shirt: Descendents - Varsity Crest

Color:  Heather Grey

Brand: Gilden Ultra

Source:  This is not a rare shirt or even hard to get actually.  its still here in the Descendents Kings Road Store. Not that there is anything wrong with it, quite the contrary actually. I’m just pointing out that people kinda slept on this design. its a really great classic pocket / back print design that i think is done super well.  very Wes Anderson Rushmore i think.  I have never asked Chris himself but that is what I’m guessing was inside his head as he crafted this.  And i think most people kinda miss out on the Milo Goes to College tie in.  very subtle. clever. great color way.  all the makings of an amazing shirt.  Kudos Chris.  

As I was wearing this in today’s second Day of Screen printing Workshop there was this kid in there.  probably just out of high school.  From Modesto.  His Mom sent him there so he could open his own screneprinting shop cause “Everyone they and their friends order shirts from never ship on time, and he hand a band himself and wanted to make band shirts.”  Pretty cool of him mom to do that.  it was rad he was crafting his bands shirt in there with a lil hand drawn logo, damn i wish i could remember the name of the band right now i would link it.  i will probably remember it in 3 days while i am eating dinner.  anyways it was just cool to see this kind wanting to DIY at his age reminded me a lot of myself and what i was stoked on.  i swear most screen printing shops must start because people have bands and want to print shirts.  

So he looks at my Descendents shirt and says sick shirt dude, I’m really digging that.  you know the guy who drew that is a teacher at my High School.  I was like yeah chrisshary i know, he’s cool huh!  so i dunno, something about the whole thing was cool and got me psyched on this lil dude who was doing his thing.  

Day: 1117
Shirt: Violent Femmes - Gone Daddy Gone
Color:  Black
Brand: Hanes
Source:  This is from yesterday.  i was kinda busy all day in a 2-Day Screen printing Workshop to tighten my game up.  so this is what was going down on my body.  I got no sleep, had to ale up super early and drive far to take this class so i was too beat to write up yesterday.  but…This first album.  so good, must be nice knowing you made such a great piece of work.  

Day: 1117

Shirt: Violent Femmes - Gone Daddy Gone

Color:  Black

Brand: Hanes

Source:  This is from yesterday.  i was kinda busy all day in a 2-Day Screen printing Workshop to tighten my game up.  so this is what was going down on my body.  I got no sleep, had to ale up super early and drive far to take this class so i was too beat to write up yesterday.  but…This first album.  so good, must be nice knowing you made such a great piece of work.  

Day: 1110

Shirt: NOFX - Punk In Drublic

Color:  Heather Grey

Brand: Brockam

Source:  It is easy to forget how good this album is.  I love this band but for some reason this album will not be the one i reach for at times when i think of NOFX, but jesus H Christ it is hammer after hammer after hammer.  fits a fucking modern day punk rock masterpiece.  there is a reason this band is so fucking big, and has laster for 3 decades almost.  no fucking line up changes.  i mean in the beginning but once they found their stride it just works so well.  fuck i can’t wait for Backstage Passport 2.  gunna be so good.  

NOFX is playing all over this summer and i think they are doing this record here and there too…makes me think i need to get off my ass and make sure i go see it one more time.  

Day: 1108

Shirt: Against Me! - White Crosses 2011 US Tour

Color:  White

Brand: Gilden

Source:  I did not post this up yesterday  but really the only point i was going to make is that i still have Transgender Dysphoria Blues on Repeat.  i fucking love that album and haven’t gotten sick of it.  I hop ei never do.  I am also stoked that it seems to be popular and I’m happy people can embrace change.  looking forward to an epic fyffest performance too.  

Day: 1107
Shirt: Joyce Manor - Matt & Frank
Color:  White
Brand: Tultex
Source:  not sure how many of you have caught on to Joyce Manor (seen at day #552)  yet but here is me saying you should cause i can’t get enough of it really.  They have a new album that comes out today and since it leaked last week and i have been listening to it for Free the least i could do it post it up today.  

the new album Never Hungover Again has so many different classic punk influences in it i hear.  while even the band may not think it or know but i hear very distinct sounds of Seattle’s own Sicko (Christmas Card), a little Saves the Day (the Jerk), a smudge of Jawbreaker and dare i say it a lil bit of the good early Blink-182 (Heart Tatoo) as well.  despite having these very pop melodic sounding parts the album doesn’t have that cheesy sound to it all and i think thats where the Jawbreaker influence comes in.  balancing out the pop parts with the angst guitar parts and darker vocals that really make this a fucking enjoyable album for me.  
Im not sure what it is for me that really does it for me.  I mean i have seen them a few times and its just the kind of band that puts off a we are having a fun time live vibe that really puts me in the best mood.  the record i think is one of those albums that didn’t jam all the good hits in the first 3 songs, so you can enjoy the whole album and not feel like there is this hit and after that it is downhill. that or the album was just poorly sequenced, but i prefer to think of it as strategic.  I think they are gunna be on tour soon cause they are playing LA soon so ill post some tour dates below and a link to buy at iTunes and stream the album.  and a place to buy merch too :)  
I hope you guys like it.  i mean feel like its safe to say that if you like half the bands on here i post up shirts for you will def like this.  
Ill Say it before and ill say it again. Support good new bands or else enjoy the alternative, a lifetime of Gaga and Beiber


 Date     Venue         Location      Tickets  
 Jul 22 Rough TradeNew York, NY Tickets Jul 24 Amoeba MusicLos Angeles, CA   Jul 25 El Rey TheatreLos Angeles, CA Sold Out Aug 23 FYF FestLos Angeles, CA Tickets Aug 28 Fox Theaterw/ Brand NewOakland, CA Sold Out Aug 30 Crystal Ballroomw/ Brand NewPortland, OR Sold Out Aug 31 Showbox SoDow/ Brand NewSeattle, WA Sold Out Sep 01 Vogue Theatrew/ Brand NewVancouver, Canada Sold Out Sep 03 Marquis Theatrew/ The Exquisites, …Denver, CO Tickets Sep 04 Jackpot Music Hallw/ The Exquisites, …Lawrence, KS Tickets Sep 05 Firebirdw/ The Exquisites, …St Louis, MO Tickets Sep 06 Bottom Loungew/ The Exquisites, …Chicago, IL Tickets Sep 07 Triple Rock Social Clubw/ The ExquisitesMinneapolis, MN Tickets Sep 09 Pyramid Schemew/ The ExquisitesGrand Rapids, MI Tickets Sep 10 Magic Stick Loungew/ The ExquisitesDetroit, MI Tickets Sep 11 Grog Shopw/ The ExquisitesCleveland Heights, OH Tickets Sep 12 Hard LuckToronto, Canada Tickets Sep 13 Heirloom Arts Theatrew/ The Exquisites, …Danbury, CT Tickets Sep 14 The Sinclairw/ The Exquisites, …Cambridge, MA Tickets Sep 15 Bowery Ballroomw/ The Exquisites, …New York, NY Tickets Sep 16 Rock & Roll Hotelw/ The Exquisites, …Washington, DC Tickets Sep 17 Union Transferw/ The Exquisites, …Philadelphia, PA Tickets Sep 19 Local 506w/ The Exquisites, …Chapel Hill, NC Tickets Sep 20 Mammal Galleryw/ The Exquisites, …Atlanta, GA Tickets Sep 21 1904 Music Hallw/ The Exquisites, …Jacksonville, FL Tickets Sep 23 Backboothw/ The Exquisites, …Orlando, FL Tickets

Sep 24 Epic Problemw/ The Exquisites, …Tampa, FL Tickets

Sep 26 Walter’s Downtownw/ The ExquisitesHouston, TX Tickets

Sep 27 Red 7w/ The ExquisitesAustin, TX Tickets

Sep 28 INDEX FestivalDallas, TX Tickets

Sep 30 Gasworksw/ The ExquisitesAlbuquerque, NM Tickets

Day: 1107

Shirt: Joyce Manor - Matt & Frank

Color:  White

Brand: Tultex

Source:  not sure how many of you have caught on to Joyce Manor (seen at day #552)  yet but here is me saying you should cause i can’t get enough of it really.  They have a new album that comes out today and since it leaked last week and i have been listening to it for Free the least i could do it post it up today.  

the new album Never Hungover Again has so many different classic punk influences in it i hear.  while even the band may not think it or know but i hear very distinct sounds of Seattle’s own Sicko (Christmas Card), a little Saves the Day (the Jerk), a smudge of Jawbreaker and dare i say it a lil bit of the good early Blink-182 (Heart Tatoo) as well.  despite having these very pop melodic sounding parts the album doesn’t have that cheesy sound to it all and i think thats where the Jawbreaker influence comes in.  balancing out the pop parts with the angst guitar parts and darker vocals that really make this a fucking enjoyable album for me.  

Im not sure what it is for me that really does it for me.  I mean i have seen them a few times and its just the kind of band that puts off a we are having a fun time live vibe that really puts me in the best mood.  the record i think is one of those albums that didn’t jam all the good hits in the first 3 songs, so you can enjoy the whole album and not feel like there is this hit and after that it is downhill. that or the album was just poorly sequenced, but i prefer to think of it as strategic.  I think they are gunna be on tour soon cause they are playing LA soon so ill post some tour dates below and a link to buy at iTunes and stream the album.  and a place to buy merch too :)  

I hope you guys like it.  i mean feel like its safe to say that if you like half the bands on here i post up shirts for you will def like this.  

Ill Say it before and ill say it again. Support good new bands or else enjoy the alternative, a lifetime of Gaga and Beiber

 Date     Venue         Location      Tickets  

 Jul 22 Rough TradeNew York, NY Tickets

 Jul 24 Amoeba MusicLos Angeles, CA  

 Jul 25 El Rey TheatreLos Angeles, CA Sold Out

 Aug 23 FYF FestLos Angeles, CA Tickets

 Aug 28 Fox Theaterw/ Brand NewOakland, CA Sold Out

 Aug 30 Crystal Ballroomw/ Brand NewPortland, OR Sold Out

 Aug 31 Showbox SoDow/ Brand NewSeattle, WA Sold Out

 Sep 01 Vogue Theatrew/ Brand NewVancouver, Canada Sold Out

 Sep 03 Marquis Theatrew/ The Exquisites, …Denver, CO Tickets

 Sep 04 Jackpot Music Hallw/ The Exquisites, …Lawrence, KS Tickets

 Sep 05 Firebirdw/ The Exquisites, …St Louis, MO Tickets

 Sep 06 Bottom Loungew/ The Exquisites, …Chicago, IL Tickets

 Sep 07 Triple Rock Social Clubw/ The ExquisitesMinneapolis, MN Tickets

 Sep 09 Pyramid Schemew/ The ExquisitesGrand Rapids, MI Tickets

 Sep 10 Magic Stick Loungew/ The ExquisitesDetroit, MI Tickets

 Sep 11 Grog Shopw/ The ExquisitesCleveland Heights, OH Tickets

 Sep 12 Hard LuckToronto, Canada Tickets

 Sep 13 Heirloom Arts Theatrew/ The Exquisites, …Danbury, CT Tickets

 Sep 14 The Sinclairw/ The Exquisites, …Cambridge, MA Tickets

 Sep 15 Bowery Ballroomw/ The Exquisites, …New York, NY Tickets

 Sep 16 Rock & Roll Hotelw/ The Exquisites, …Washington, DC Tickets

 Sep 17 Union Transferw/ The Exquisites, …Philadelphia, PA Tickets

 Sep 19 Local 506w/ The Exquisites, …Chapel Hill, NC Tickets

 Sep 20 Mammal Galleryw/ The Exquisites, …Atlanta, GA Tickets

 Sep 21 1904 Music Hallw/ The Exquisites, …Jacksonville, FL Tickets

 Sep 23 Backboothw/ The Exquisites, …Orlando, FL Tickets

Sep 24 Epic Problemw/ The Exquisites, …Tampa, FL Tickets

Sep 26 Walter’s Downtownw/ The ExquisitesHouston, TX Tickets

Sep 27 Red 7w/ The ExquisitesAustin, TX Tickets

Sep 28 INDEX FestivalDallas, TX Tickets

Sep 30 Gasworksw/ The ExquisitesAlbuquerque, NM Tickets

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