Tag Archives: Musical

Jail Guitar Doors – ABOUT US – Changing lives through the power of music.

News Source: http://jailguitardoors.org/about.html Jail Guitar Doors is a non- profit program that provides musical instruments and opportunities to help rehabilitate prisoners. n 1978, The Clash released the song, “Jail Guitar Doors.” The song tells the story of the imprisonment of their fellow musician Wayne Kramer. In 2007, to honor the life of Clash founder, Joe […]

The Punk Syndrome – watch it here

The third film in our New View documentary season is a full-on account of an angry Finnish punk act, whose members are all learning disabled. Available in the UK and Ireland only Blasting onto day three of our New View season comes The Punk Syndrome, the angry Finnish documentary about learning-disabled band Pertti Kurikka’s Name […]

THE DUEL

Looking back, The Duel’s musical journey has meant we have left a trail of alot of songs as a memory & residue of the years – some were on limited edition cds that we made at the time. Loads may never see the light of day ! Now writing official album no 5. It is […]

Dead Kennedys’ Jello Biafra Announces Tour

Former Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra has dropped word that he will be returning to Australian shores to play his first live band performance shows for 30 years, bringing with him his new musical project The Guantanamo School of Medicine. Formed in 2009 and inspired by the Iggy Pop 60th birthday performance and  Australia’s Radio […]

Malaria! Early 80s, all female New Wave group from Berlin that you should know about

German New Wave (or “Cold Wave” if you prefer) group Malaria were one of the most interesting groups to come out of Germany in the early 1980s. The all female band was formed by an alliance of Berlin art scenesters Gudrun Gut—an early member of Einstürzende Neubauten—and Bettina Köster. Both had been members of Mania […]

New review of The Duel’s latest album in the Alternative Female Voice Magazine

What are You Doing Here?’: The memoirs of a black woman in the heavy metal scene

While my interest in heavy metal music is peripheral at best, I’m incredibly fascinated by one of the great incongruities of music subcultures: how can an outcast group, formed on the margins, manage to marginalize people? Much has been made of Riot Grrl, formed as a response to hyper-macho punk scenes, but Girlschool and Lita […]

Rhage: Sensational music star in Sierra Leone

La-Toya Rhage Bianca, the sensational, dynamic, sexy and incredible upcoming Sierra Leonean music icon, is releasing more of her promotional songs in the coming days. The songs in question are not only sensual but are sure blockbusters by Sierra Leone and even by international standards. Rhage, as she is popularly known, is indeed a musical […]

‘This Is Ska’: hi-energy documentary on Jamaican dance music from 1964

1964 documentary This Is Ska has been viewable on YouTube in chopped up form, but now you can watch all 40 minutes of this wonderful slice of musical history without missing a single beat. Skank God. Jamaican Ska – Byron Lee & The Dragonaires Sammy Dead-O – Eric ‘Monty’ Morris One Eyed Jack – Jimmy […]

Tim Armstrong premieres cover of The Faces’ “Ooh La La” featuring Travis Barker

Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong has premiered a ska-flavored cover of the Faces’ classic “Ooh La La” under his Tim Timebomb moniker. The cover notably features help from blink-182 drummer Travis Barker. Check it out here. As Tim Timebomb, Armstrong has released an album consisting of songs from his web-based musical “Tim Timebomb’s RockNRoll Theater.” Check […]