Tommy Guerrero continues to expand his horizons while upholding his San Francisco Bay heritage. Starting from the Bones Brigade skate team in the 80’s, he has gone on to make movie appearances, design for Levi’s in Japan, Vans shoes worldwide, Sutro eyewear (among others), sign a skateboard contract with Converse, co-found Real Skateboards and 40’s Clothing and become art director for Krooked Skateboarding, along with maintaining a prolific recording schedule.
Tommy’s intent for Perpetual is “to strip the tunes down and create more of an atmosphere than being concerned with writing ‘songs’… The other idea [is] to abandon the damn computron and record everything on my Tascam 388 1/4″ 8 track tape machine. The limitations with an old tape deck were welcomed with open arms – … I gotta say this is one of my faves and hope people will connect with what I [am] trying to convey. Music is all about an emotional response for me… I hope it resonates with you in a positive way.”
Tommy’s music has been heard in commercials for Mt Dew, DC Shoes, Sony Bravia, Pocari Sweat, Clif Bars, Freixenet, Miller Lite and more; in HBO’s Bored To Death, Bones Brigade, Sprout, Red Bull’s Creators of Tomorrow, All Things Must Pass, Todd Oldham’s Hand Made Modern, etc
THIS ALBUM IS A CONTINUATION OF THE JAPAN VERSION “PERPETUUM”.
[ART BY CHRIS JOHANSON]
IT WILL BE RELEASED IN EUROPE AND ON MY LABEL -TOOGOOD.
I HAVE A SHORT RECORD RELEASE TOUR PLANNED SOUTH IN EARLY NOV.
SF FOOD BANK BENEFIT AT BRICK N MORTOR ON 11/8 TO END TOUR.
MANY THNX FOR THE SUPPORT!
Check the flyer below for details on the Thursday, July 24th show in SF along with the Friday, July 25th show in Los Angeles.
Click the links below to listen and to purchase a copy of, “No Mans Land” as soon as possible!
It’s been a long time coming but noir-hop pioneers Zilla Rocca & the Shadowboxers finally dropped their new album, No Vacation for Murder and it’s damn strong. I’ll be upfront – this isn’t modern rap or party music so if that’s your bag then you may want to move back to the club across the street. This record pulsates darkness and conflict – it’s dive bar alley cat confessions caked in an atmosphere of stale cigarettes and regret. It’s a pile of lonely hearts drowning their troubles over bottom shelf gin soaked beats. The death of unemployed actors. Imagine a young Tom Waits meeting Ghostface and the RZA in The Naked City. The first single, Fake Surfers is just a paranoid glimpse but believe me, the entire record is spot on. Do your ears a favor and definitely check this one out – it’s currently streaming on their bandcamp page. Then do the good thing and drop 10 bucks for a copy and help support independent music. I’m stoked for these dudes. And somebody please use 47 Ronin in their next video project.
So as the title suggest. One of the best bands ever to grace us with sounds, The Melvins, are about to head out across the US for a 30th anniversary tour. I first saw them in 1991 in Olympia, Washington when they played outside in a park at the International Pop Underground Convention. It was nice and sunny and they played a sweet soundtrack to the picnic crowd. It was loud and heavy and perfect for digesting egg salad sandwiches. Ever since then I have been a huge fan and have seen them live more than any other band and each show has been great. They are one band that is constantly evolving and growing and I really appreciate that. No one wants to be stale and stagnant. For the past few years King Buzzo and Dale has joined forces with Jared and Cody of Big Business. Now with 2 drummers they are really killing it. From what I have read on the internet, Jared will be replaced on this tour with Jeff Pinkus from the Butthole Surfers ….which will not be a bad thing at all…
With all that said…..I would strongly recommend getting off the couch for a night and get off to your local club when they visit a town near ya.
30th Anniversary Tour with Honky
July 12, 2013 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
July 13, 2013 – Albuquerque, NM – The Launchpad
July 15, 2013 – Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
July 17, 2013 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
July 18, 2013 – Rock Island, IL – Rock Island Brewing Company
July 20, 2013 – Minneapolis, MN – Grumpy’s (Bash-13 Festival)
July 21, 2013 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom (w/Mudhoney)
July 22, 2013 – Chicago, IL – Double Door
July 23, 2013 – St. Louis, MO – The Firebird
July 25, 2013 – Cleveland, OH – The Grog Shop
July 26, 2013 – Detroit, MI – Small’s
July 27, 2013 – Syracuse, NY – The Westcott Theater
July 29, 2013 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
July 30, 2013 – Hartford, CT – Arch Street Tavern
July 31, 2013 – Brooklyn, NY – House of Vans
August 1, 2013 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
August 2, 2013 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
August 3, 2013 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
August 4, 2013 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
August 5, 2013 – Atlanta, GA – The Loft at Center Stage Atlanta
August 7, 2013 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jack’s
August 8, 2013 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
August 9, 2013 – Austin, TX – Mohawk
August 10, 2013 – Dallas, TX – Trees
August 13, 2013 – Salt Lake City, UT – Club Sound
August 14, 2013 – Boise, ID – Neurolux
August 16, 2013 – Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
August 19, 2013 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
August 20, 2013 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
August 22, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
August 23, 2013 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
August 25, 2013 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
August 26, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest
August 27, 2013 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy and Harriets
Watch this rad interview with King Buzzo himself.
And here is one of my favorite songs by Portland Oregon rockers covered by them. Wipers …Youth of America
As you might know I am a big Mortiis fan. From Vond to Emperor to just plain old Mortiis, its all good to me. I actually went to Berlin many years ago to see him play and it was great (I was in Paris so it wasn’t too far, just a train away). I enjoy his Stargate look the most but I think even now he is in tip top form. Back when I lived in Portland I made this little video with a dear friend. Please sing along to one of the greatest songs ever. I do always. Stuck and cold……