Ta Mère

Review: Ta Mère – Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club (Shore Leave) – 11th February 2011

“This one goes out to the heroes of Tahrir Square” cries Sean MacGloin as he picks up his bagpipes and backed by the band, launches into a scintillating rendition of “Walk Like an Egyptian”. The capacity crowd erupt, buoyed on by two Egyptian-looking women who leap onto the stage to dance. It is a rousing and impromptu start to a high-energy set by this eccentric four-piece jazz/swing-band-with-a-twist, playing in East London just hours after the announcement that Hosni Mubarak had stepped down…read more

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Summertime – Ta Mère


Beavis and Butt (with Jesus Lizard)

The Beavis and Butt Head television show first ran from March 8, 1993 to November 28, 1997, and it  made an indelible, often subversive, impression on the kids who watched their show.

MTV’s disclaimer read: “Beavis and Butt-Head are not real. They are stupid cartoon people completely made up by this Texas guy whom we hardly even know. Beavis and Butt-Head are dumb, crude, thoughtless, ugly, sexist, self destructive fools. But for some reason, the little wienerheads make us laugh.”

“Right On.”

Beavis And Butt-Head. Jesus Lizard – Glamorous

3 Inches of Blood

According to Wikipedia, 3 Inches of Blood is a Canadian heavy metal band formed in 1999 in Victoria, British Columbia, currently consisting of Cam Pipes, Justin Hagberg, Shane Clark, and Ash Pearson. They are currently signed with Century Media Records and are marked by strong influences from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement…read more

3 Inches Of Blood – Deadly Sinners

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Maylene and the Sons of Disaster

According to their website, Maylene and the Sons of Disaster is an American, Southern band formed in 2004 from Alabama. In 2005, MASOD penned with Mono vs. Stereo and let loose their their self-titled album. Wikipedia notes “The band name and concept are based on the legend of the criminal gang of Ma Barker and her sons, noting that evil lifestyles will be met with “divine justice”

In an interview, Dallas Taylor said: “What has always struck me about the Ma Barker story is how much it symbolizes the idea of ‘what goes around, comes around.’ Divine justice is unavoidable. When I was a kid, I would see re-enactments of the Barker shooting in Ocala every year with my Grandpa, and it was as if Ma Barker and her sons were still screaming their story to anyone who would listen. Maylene and the Sons of Disaster is made up of five dudes who play the role of the Barker sons, and in these songs we speak as though we were them, telling any who would listen that a life lived unjustly will meet divine justice on the other side. We also wanted to think of the most crazy backwoods theme possible for this band. Since Ma was backwoods, and we are backwoods, this is the way it had to be.”

Maylene and the Sons of Disaster – Step Up (I’m On It)

Scum of Toytown

According to their LastFM Bio, Scum of Toytown are a response to the boredom and disaffection of London overspill life in Stevenage, UK. Rooted in the North London punk scene of the 70s and 80s, the main members met and began playing together in the late 80s. Gravitating towards the lively free festival and squat scene, SOTT played numerous dates in the UK with bands like RDF, Back to the Planet, Citizen Fish, Senser, 25th of May, Blaggers ITA, Dub War, Bender, The Cowboy Killers and AOS3. Three highly successful tours were organised on the central European squat scene through the influential Kopi collective in Berlin…read more

Members: Craig, Nick, Jon, Lea, Toad

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Trad Session at the Blackthorne

This session took place last summer (2012) at The Blackthorne in East Durham, NY during Irish Arts Week. FYI: The Blackthorne has managed to retain the roaring, benignly gritty, live and let live vibe that defined East Durham in the rare old times.

Rage: 20 Years of Punk Rock

The Varukers

According to Wikipredia, The Varukers are a UK hardcore punk band formed in 1979 by vocalist Anthony “Rat” Martin, which produced its most influential recordings in the early 1980s. The band are one of the first to play in the musical style of the hardcore punk band Discharge, known as D-beat. Also, like Discharge, The Varukers’ lyrics carry an anarchist political ideology…read more

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D.I.Y Irish Hard Core Punk Archive

170 Irish Hard Core videos which include: lobotomies, droppin bombs,  Radiators From Space, knacker, Striknein DC, Skint, Blood or Whiskey, Paranoid Visions, Runnin’ Riot, Ciunas, Cut the Reins, and more…

Jim Carroll Band

James Dennis “Jim” Carroll (August 1, 1949 – September 11, 2009) was an American author, poet, autobiographer, and punk musician. Carroll was best known for his 1978 autobiographical work The Basketball Diaries, which was made into the 1995 film of the same name, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Carroll.

Carroll was born to a working-class family of Irish descent, and grew up on New York’s Lower East Side, and when he was about eleven (in the sixth grade) his family moved north to Inwood in Upper Manhattan where he attended Good Shepherd School. He was taught by the LaSalle Christian Brothers, and his brother in the sixth grade noted that he could write and encouraged him to do so. In fall 1963, he entered public school, but was soon awarded a scholarship to the elite Trinity School. He attended Trinity from 1964-1968…read more on Wikipedia — and check out CatholicBoy*Com

“people who died” Jim Carrol band live at the Mab .mov