April 23rd, 2014

THE PIN GROUP, live in 1981 in Christchurch, New Zealand. It’s a short 12-minute film of the band with a 2-minute poetry intro. Floored this stuff exists, and is a few clicks away down the internet wormhole.

April 23rd, 2014

Not especially readable - but here’s a split interview w/ San Francisco’s ICKY BOYFRIENDS and Toronto’s LEATHER UPPERS - who shared a drummer - from the pages of Portland’s Snipehunt fanzine, a mag I’d love to find some back issues of (especially if anyone saved the “Zip Code Rapists break up” issue….). Enjoy your squinting.

April 23rd, 2014
Smoke Screen
Desperate Bicycles
John Peel Session 7-04-78

A loping, strangely mid-tempo version of “Smokescreen” by THE DESPERATE BICYCLES, performed on The John Peel show back on April 7th, 1978.

Sure, it was 38 years ago - but if anyone knows how I might get in touch with a member of the ‘Bicycles, I’d really appreciate it. Thanks.

April 23rd, 2014

THE BAGS, from the insert that comes with Munster Records’ 2xCD collection of all of the Dangerhouse 45s.

April 23rd, 2014

From SKID fanzine #5, published out of Milwaukee in 1982. Extra points to publisher Jon Hope for calling out The Groinoids, and for giving the good word to Gang Green, whose tracks on this compilation are absolutely blazing.

April 22nd, 2014

I was interviewed for a new piece on KQED’s Arts website about Dynamite Hemorrhage fanzine #1, the return of analog culture and the process of over-marinating in and attempting to curate music in many online and offline formats.

Take a gander at the piece here.

April 22nd, 2014


Goodbye to a dear friend and deepest condolences to his family. Mike was truly lit from within. #MikeAtta

Was very sad to hear about the passing of Mike Atta this morning. He was a good friend of some of my good friends, and I was fortunate enough to spend an evening with him, his wife and son about eight years ago.

His blitzkrieg SoCal punk rock band The Middle Class were landmark pioneers in the evolution of UK-influenced punk into a brilliant brand of US steamroller punk, and then again into a haunting, wiry postpunk sound as The Middle Class themselves evolved.

My 2006 interview with Mr. Atta is here. Dynamite Hemorrhage sends its best wishes to Mike Atta’s family and friends.

Reblogged from Alice Bag
April 21st, 2014

THE EYES, early LA circus punks who featured David Brown (Dangerhouse founder) and, for part of their life, Charlotte Caffey (later to shuffle over to the Go-Gos and achieve much fame).

This scan is taken from the Dangerhouse 2xCD of all the label’s 45s, which is available on Munster Records.

April 21st, 2014

SKID was an early-80s Milwaukee-based fanzine published by one Jon Hope, who later published a great music blog called Underneathica during the 00s. SKID was put together whilst he was a teenager, and this one, issue #5, even has a “thanks to Dad” in it, which is pretty great.

Jon’s taste at age 15 or 16 was quite stellar, ranging from hardcore to experimental post-punk to Flipper to some happy English new wave. He recently wrote liner notes to the AMA-DOTS reissue, having been a fiendish devotee of the band in their time. I’ll be posting a few other scans from Skid #5 as the week progresses.

April 18th, 2014
Hi Smile Wave
Love Cuts
Love Cuts

This bit of learning-to-play DIY jangle from Vancouver went over my head in 2011, yet now this song’s earwormed itself into my cranium for good, three years later.

"Hi Smile Wave" from the LOVE CUTS' first 45 sounds like 60s garage knockout “We All Love Peanut Butter” turned inside out and backward. Band may even still be active and have released records as recently as last year.

April 18th, 2014

SEX TIDE live in Austin, Texas this week. Photo courtesy A Wicked Company & Can’t Stop The Bleeding.

April 16th, 2014
April 13th, 2014

Every other week I seek to give unto the people a 60/90-minute streaming/downloadable pretend radio show, recorded on my laptop at the back of my house. This happens to be one of those fortnights. DYNAMITE HEMORRHAGE RADIO #35 is 85 minutes of new underground & independent noise, garage pop & obscurities from the last five decades. This show’s marked itself as having a particularly annoying string of commentary from the know-it-all mushmouth host, who speaks before he thinks, flubs discographical information and can’t even get the name of the current computer virus wreaking havoc on the internet correct.

At least the music is gnarly. New stuff this time from Pang, Sex Tide, Girl One and the Grease Guns, The Spies, Nun, Trick Mammoth, Animals & Men, Witching Waves and Slum of Legs is pockmarked by older stuff from the likes of Simple Saucer, The Puddle, Howard Werth, the Meat Puppets, Pussy Galore and Blast Off Country Style. See what you think by downloading it to your computer, tablet or phone, streaming it via Soundcloud or subscribing to the show (and getting some of the older episodes) on iTunes.

Track listing:
PUNCTURE - Mucky Pup
SEX TIDE - Boarded Up
FREE KITTEN - John Stark’s Blues
INTERNATIONAL STRIKE FORCE - Invasion of the Boyscout Clubhouse
PUSSY GALORE - White People
MEAT PUPPETS - Teenager(s)
IRREPARABLES - Release The Hounds
THE SPIES - Collided and Collected
THE PUDDLE - Lacksydaisical
SIMPLY SAUCER - Here Comes The Cyborgs, Pt. II
PANG - So It Goes
LOVE CUTS - Hi Smile Wave
NUN - Uri Geller
GIRL ONE AND THE GREASE GUNS - (Here Come The) Catastrophe Machines
LOVE IS ALL - Make Out Fall Out Make Up
SLUM OF LEGS - Benetint and Malevolence

Past Shows:
Dynamite Hemorrhage #34    (playlist)
Dynamite Hemorrhage #33    (playlist)
Dynamite Hemorrhage #32    (playlist)
Dynamite Hemorrhage #31    (playlist) 
Dynamite Hemorrhage #30    (playlist) 

April 11th, 2014


I gushed about PANG in MRR and someone scanned it so here it is.

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Saw PANG play their record release party last night in San Francisco, and all was good. It’s hard to reconcile “they’ve broken up” with “I saw them play 24 hours ago”. That must have been a helluva backstage kerfuffle.

Reblogged from what we do is secret!


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