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9/22/17

Norway's DEATH BY UNGA BUNGA Opening For Stiff Little Fingers at Magic Stick This Sunday Night!


Death By Unga Bunga from Norway are going to be playing Magic Stick on September 24th. The band are on tour with Stiff Little Fingers for their 40th-anniversary run.

They just released a new 7-inch "Bye Bye" / "Into The Night" as a preview of what's to come from a new album in 2018. It will be the follow up to their recently released album and EP, Pineapple Pizza and Fight! respectively.

Uproxx wrote that "Into The Night" “features classic rock melodies akin to, say, Thin Lizzy, alongside fuzz overdrive that could be an early Cloud Nothings track.” Going on to say that the song’s guitar riff will “become instantly ingrained in your head.”

Stream both songs on the 7" on SoundCloud and their Awesome Fight! EP here.

“...an infectious blast of crunchy riffage that culminates in a pleasure-center bullseye of a guitar solo.” - Stereogum

“uncomplicated and infectious” - NPR Music

Upcoming Dates:
  • Sep 23     The Vogue     Indianapolis, IN 
  • Sep 26     Black Cat     Washington, DC       
  • Sep 27     Underground Arts     Philadelphia, PA     
  • Sep 28     Brighton Music Hall     Allston, MA       
  • Sep 30     The Wonder Bar     Asbury Park, NJ       
  • Oct 01     Gramercy Theatre     New York, NY    

9/6/17

X KICKSTARTER REACHES INITIAL GOAL IN JUST 4 DAYS!

SET TO RELEASE THE EXCLUSIVE
X! LIVE IN LATIN AMERICA NEXT SPRING

FIRST LIVE RECORDING FROM ORIGINAL LINE-UP

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CONTINUES THEIR 40 YEARS OF MUSIC CELEBRATION
  • Band featured at the LA Dodgers Game on August 16th
  • U.S. Tour Continues on September 6th in Las Vegas, NV
  • X: 40 Years of Punk in Los Angeles Expanded Grammy Museum® Exhibit Opening October 13th

(Los Angeles, CA) – LA seminal punk band, X, is set to release a live recording (the first one ever with the original lineup) after their Kickstarter campaign reached its goal of an initial $50,000 less than 4 days after its launch on August 15th.  The live recordings are culled from shows the band played in a 2011 Latin America tour with Pearl Jam.  The Kickstarter campaign will continue on through September 29th.  Some of the exciting items that are up for a reward with donations by backers include:

  • Have X perform live for you at a venue and city of your choice!
  • Private and exclusive John and Exene duo performance
  • Grammy Museum private tour and lunch with Exene and DJ
  • X Golden Ticket – attend any X performance for a lifetime (excludes festivals and private events)
  • Grammy Museum exhibit entrance plus be included in their live show on opening night
  • John and Exene perform an acoustic song plus a personal greeting for you – sent as mp3
  • John and Exene hand written lyric sheets
  • Exclusive/limited X Trading Card poster
  • Many other rewards including Exene artwork, autographed posters, etc.

A message from X regarding the Kickstarter:
Thank You for helping us reach our goal!!!!  We are overwhelmed by the response we've had and so excited that X! LIVE IN LATIN AMERICA is happening!  The campaign runs through sep29 so there's still time to join in and get yourself a great reward, many exclusive to Kickstarter!  Thank you again for being part of our first Kickstarter Campaign! 🖤🖤

 X is also continuing to celebrate their 40 years together as a band with exclusive events, appearances and performances all the way through to the end of the year.  On August 16th, the band made a special appearance at the L.A. Dodgers vs. Chicago White Sox game where John Doe led the National Anthem and Exene threw out the ceremonial first pitch.  Three of the four members of X actually hail from Illinois. On October 13th the seminal L.A. punk band will be celebrated with an expanded Grammy Museum Exhibit featuring an exclusive roof top concert that evening.  In addition, the band continues with live shows across the U.S., running all year long!  The party launched on May 1st with dates currently scheduled through late September.  Additional fall and holiday dates will be announced shortly.

X: 40 Years of Punk in Los Angeles will be displayed on the second floor in the Museum’s Special Exhibits Gallery, set to open on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. With more artifacts and space than previously planned, the exhibit will give visitors a glimpse into how X's four original members – Exene Cervenka, John Doe, Billy Zoom, and DJ Bonebrake – quickly established the band as one of the best in the first wave of L.A.'s flourishing punk scene.

In 1977, quickly established themselves as one of the best bands in the first wave of LA's flourishing punk scene; becoming legendary leaders of a punk generation.  Featuring vocalist Exene Cervenka, vocalist/bassist John Doe, guitarist Billy Zoom, and drummer DJ Bonebrake, their debut 45 was released on the seminal Dangerhouse label in 1978, followed by seven studio albums released from 1980-1993. Over the years, the band has released several critically acclaimed albums, topped the musical charts with regularity and performed their iconic hits on top television shows such as Letterman and American Bandstand.   X’s first two studio albums, Los Angeles and Wild Gift are ranked by Rolling Stone among the top 500 greatest albums of all time.  The band continues to tour with the original line-up of John Doe, Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom, and D.J. Bonebrake.   


X on Tour:
9/6/2017              Las Vegas, NV                    The Brooklyn Bowl 
9/8/2017              Salt Lake City, UT              The Complex  
9/9/2017              Denver, CO                         The Summit 
9/11/2017            Omaha, NE                         The Waiting Room 
9/13/2017            Minneapolis, MN                First Ave 
9/14/2017            Milwaukee, WI                   Turner Music Hall
9/15/2017            Chicago, IL                          Riot Fest 
9/16/2017            Detroit, MI                           El Club 
9/17/2017            Buffalo, NY                         The Town Ballroom 
9/19/2017            Portland, ME                      The Port City Music Hall 
9/20/2017            Boston, MA                        Brighton Music Hall 
9/21/2017            New York, NY                    Stage48 
9/22/2017            Philadelphia, PA               Underground Arts 
9/23/2017            Falls Church, VA               The State Theatre
9/25/2017            Pittsburgh, PA                   Rex Theater 
9/26/2017            Kent, OH                              The Kent Stage 
9/27/2017            Columbus, OH                   Skully’s Music Diner

10/13/2017         Los Angeles, CA                The GRAMMY Museum® Exhibit Opening

Skating Polly opening all dates except for Riot Fest and the Grammy event.

More Fall Dates To Be Announced!

X Kickstarter Campaign:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1230671149/x-live-in-latin-america

STATIC presents…THE BIG 80S FLASHBACK BASH!


Static invites you to go back in time for the night with the return of the retro party of the year! On SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, be prepared to flashback at the 22nd Big 80s Flashback Bash

This year we celebrate Detroit's not-forgotten boy Iggy Pop and the bands will be including Iggy songs in their sets this year. Iggy turned 70 this year and Static Records released the Iggy Pop tribute compilation,“Pop O.D.”, 20 years ago.

 

Featuring:
  • MR. DNA – a DEVO tribute band!
  • TWITCH – The trio returns with a tribute to The Minutemen
  • RED SEPTEMBER - (various) Bringing on the mix!
  • WALKIN’ TALKIN’ TOXINS - (various) Punk classics!
  • THE FARLEYS – Punk set featuring Iggy classics!

Walkin' Talkin' Toxins
The party starts at 8 p.m. at PJ's LAGER HOUSE, located at 1254 Michigan Ave. in Detroit. Call 313-961-4668 for info or check out www.pjslagerhouse.com 

21 & over are welcome and cover is $6 and proceeds benefit the Hater Kitty Rescue Army, a local cat rescue group. www.HaterKitty.com

9/5/17

X CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF MUSIC!!!

Party Begins May 1st in Albuquerque – Runs All Year Long!


(Los Angeles, CA) - X is ready to celebrate their 40 years together as a band with shows running all year long!  The party launches on May 1st in Albuquerque, NM, with dates hitting Oklahoma, Missouri, Nashville, NC, Florida, Atlanta and New Orleans before the first leg wraps up with four Texas shows, ending on May 25th in Dallas, TX.  The second leg starts on August 18th in Solana Beach and running through late September with many more dates will be announced, shortly.

It was back in the fall of ‘76 when X first formed in Los Angeles after Billy Zoom saw a mind-blowing performance by The Ramones at the Great Western Ballroom in Norwalk.  The next day, Billy put an ad in Musician’s contact service looking for like-minded musicians to start a band with.  That same day, bass player John Doe had placed a similar ad, saw Billy’s and the rest, as they say, is Rock ‘n Roll History!

“For a long time interviewers and X people we've met have asked us did you think when X started you'd still be playing together now? And our answer is surprisingly - No! Of course not! In 1976 I was 20; now I'm 60. How's that for weird?!  DJ Bonebrake, Billy Zoom, John Doe and Exene Cervenka are STILL together! Recently we were in the van coming home from a show, and started talking about this very exciting 40th Anniversary year when Billy said:  ‘That's nice. What are we doing for our 50th anniversary?’ Aren't you glad X is still around? I am!”   --Exene

In 1977, quickly established themselves as one of the best bands in the first wave of LA's flourishing punk scene; becoming legendary leaders of a punk generation.  Featuring vocalist Exene Cervenka, vocalist/bassist John Doe, guitarist Billy Zoom, and drummer DJ Bonebrake, their debut 45 was released on the seminal Dangerhouse label in 1978, followed by seven studio albums released from 1980-1993. Over the years, the band has released several critically acclaimed albums, topped the musical charts with regularity and performed their iconic hits on top television shows such as Letterman and American Bandstand.   X’s first two studio albums, Los Angeles and Wild Gift are ranked by Rolling Stone among the top 500 greatest albums of all time.  The band continues to tour with the original line-up of John Doe, Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom, and D.J. Bonebrake.   

Second Leg:
7/2/2017     Oakland, CA         Burger Boogaloo - Mosswood Park
8/19/2017    Solana Beach, CA    Belly Up *
8/18/2017    Solana Beach, CA    Belly Up *
8/19/2017    Los Angeles, CA     Pershing Square (free show)
9/6/2017    Las Vegas, NV        The Brooklyn Bowl **
9/8/2017    Salt Lake City, UT    The Complex  **
9/9/2017    Denver, CO        The Summit **
9/11/2017    Omaha, NE        The Waiting Room **
9/13/2017    Minneapolis, MN    First Ave **
9/14/2017    Milwaukee, WI        TBA
9/15/2017    Chicago, IL        Riot Fest  
9/16/2017    Detroit, MI        El Club **
9/17/2017    Buffalo, NY        The Town Ballroom **
9/19/2017    Portland, ME        The Port City Music Hall **
9/20/2017    Boston, MA        Brighton Music Hall **
9/21/2017    New York, NY        Stage48 **
9/22/2017    Philadelphia, PA    Underground Arts **
9/23/2017    Falls Church, VA        The State Theatre**
9/25/2017    Pittsburgh, PA        Rex Theater **
9/26/2017    Kent, OH        The Kent Stage **
9/27/2017    Columbus, OH        Skully’s Music Diner **

*LP3 & The Tragedy opening
** Skating Polly opening

More Dates To Be Announced!

8/2/17

TONIGHT: Media City Film Festival presents The Films of Yoko Ono + Live performance by Malcolm Goldstein



Celebrate Media City Film Festival’s Opening Night in Detroit with a screening of films by legendary artist and peace activist Yoko Ono.
The program will include selected work from the Fluxfilm catalogue, and Ono’s pioneering films 'Fly' and 'Freedom' (1971). 

Eyeblink (Fluxfilm 9), 1966
Match (Fluxfilm 14), 1966 
Four (Fluxfilm 16), 1966
Fly, 1971 
Freedom, 1971 
Apotheosis, 1970

The evening is rounded out with a series of live performances by legendary artist and composer Malcolm Goldstein,
including a tribute to Rosa Parks along with compositions written for Goldstein by Ornette Coleman.
 

“[Goldstein makes] true revolutionary music whose blues and folk-inflected language remains accessible to all.” – The Wire

My feet is tired but my soul is rested (Dedicated to Rosa Parks)
Soundings for solo violin
Trinity (Composed by Ornette Coleman for Goldstein, 1985)



Wednesday, August 2nd, 8pm
Admission: Pay What You Like ($5 suggested)
Detroit Film Theatre: 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI