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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

COLIN McQUILLAN 1968-2014: In Memoriam



I was deeply saddened this week to hear about the sudden, untimely passing of Colin "Riot" McQullian, vocalist of the seminal Belfast Punk/Oi! band RUNNIN' RIOT

RUNNIN' RIOT started in 1996 and for a generation of kids in the Belfast scene, they were local legends. Beyond their hometown, RUNNIN' RIOT has toured extensively in Europe and North America and shared the stage with classic bands like U.K. SUBS, the OPPRESSED, RED ALERT, the MEMBERS, DEMOB, MENACE, the CRACK, ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE, G.B.H., SHAM 69 and ANGELIC UPSTARTS. They also gigged heavily with their contemporaries in the modern STREET PUNK scene, including OXYMORON, SKINT, HARDSKIN, BEERZONE, DEADLINE, BLOOD & WHISKEY, RANCID and DROPKICK MURPHYS. Through their many tours, festival appearances and releases, RUNNIN' RIOT won a loyal following of friends and fans around the globe.

It was through DROPKICK MURPHYS their FLAT RECORDS (DKM's imprint with TKO) that we had the pleasure of meeting and working with Colin and his band. In 2000, FLAT did the North America issue of RUNNIN' RIOT's debut "Reclaim The Streets" CD and the band toured the USA to support. RUNNIN' RIOT's continued friendship with DROPKICKS resulted in MANY tour dates together across the USA and Europe over the years.

I'll always remember Colin as a friendly, sweet guy that seemed happiest when he was with friends, enjoying a drink and some live Punk Rock. I've been trying to find some sort of solace in the fact that Colin died on the road, touring with his band and doing what he loved the most, but the fact of the matter is that he died way before his time.

This is just tragic. 

Our thoughts are with Colin's family, his girlfriend Nikki, his band mates and Runnin' Riot fans everywhere, ALSO to CONTROL and our friends OLD FIRM CASUALS who are currently on the road in the UK with RUNNIN' RIOT. Hang in there fellas.

RIOT IN PEACE, COLIN!!

-Mark / TKO Records



Friday, August 1, 2014

TKO PIZZA PARTY w/ LAST OF THE BAD MEN & WHITE MURDER - AUGUST 16!! - LINE UP CHANGE UPDATED 08/16!!!!

(LAST OF THE BAD MEN - photo by Kim Retrokimmer)


LAST MINUTE UPDATE: WHITE MURDER CANCELS, BALTIMORE'S HARD DADS TO PLAY IN THEIR PLACE!!!



GO TO THE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS - SEE YA TONIGHT!!!

Saturday, August 16 TKO RECORDS will be proud to host LAST OF THE BAD MEN and WHITE MURDER for our next PIZZA PARTY!!


LAST OF THE BAD MEN is an international Skate-Punk Supergroup that features the infamous GODOY TWINS, DENIZ TEK of RADIO BIRDMAN, DANNY CREADON of FACTORY 13 SKATEBOARDS and the CURBSLAPPYS and a revolving cast of accomplices.

PLEASE NOTE: DENIZ TEK WILL NOT BE PERFORMING AT THIS EVENT OR THE OTHER UPCOMING LAST OF THE BAD MEN SHOWS - HE IS CURRENTLY IN AUSTRALIA AND UNABLE TO MAKE THESE GIGS. WE ARE VERY SORRY FOR ANY CONFUSION!!


(LAST OF THE BAD MEN - "Full Pipe" Music Video)



WHITE MURDER have been drawing crowds around LA & Long Beach for some time now, due to their chaotic live shows. The band's recent debut full length on RECESS RECORDS has received high praise from the likes of MAXIMUM ROCKn'ROLL, RAZORCAKE and LA RECORD.

Between these two bands, this is bound to be one of most high energy, rockin' Pizza Parties to date, so hang on to your red peppers and Parmeisan!! The fun starts at 7 PM. Free pizza and nonalcoholic beverages will be provided. This event is FREE and open to the public- all ages are welcome.

(WHITE MURDER - "Safety In Numbers" Music Video)

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

SLAUGHTER & the DOGS "Do It Dog Style" 2014 North American Tour & TKO In-store!!


(SLAUGHTER & the DOGS, circa 1978)

UK Punk legends SLAUGHTER & the DOGS are due to return to North America for their first full tour in over a decade!! The "Dog It Dog Style 2014"tour will feature the band performing their classic debut album in its entirety, plus tracks from their early singles. The tour is slated to kick off in Los Angeles at the Whiskey A-Go-Go on September 11.

However, we've got an exciting piece of news for the TKO locals: on Wednesday, September 10 at 7 PM, SLAUGHTER will be dropping in to TKO RECORDS for a FREE Pizza Party appearance!! That's right, free pizza and drinks will flow as we get treated to brief warm-up set from this legendary band.... at least until the HBPD shows up......



DOG IT DOG STYLE 2014 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

09/10- Huntington Beach, CA @ TKO Records (free in-store performance)
09/11- Los Angeles, CA @ Whiskey A-Go-Go
09/12- San Diego, CA @ Til Two Club
09/13- Santa Ana, CA @ the Observatory (Constellation Room)
09/14- Las Vegas, NV @ Las Vegas Country Saloon
09/15- Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room
09/18- Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas
09/19- San Antonio, TX @ the Korova
09/20- Houston, TX @ Eastdown Warehouse
09/21- New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
09/23- Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
09/24- Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar Tavern
09/25- Brooklyn, NY @ Grand Victory
09/26- Longbranch, NJ @ the Brighton Bar
09/27- Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
09/28- Brooklyn, NY @ Grand Victory(Encore Appearance)
09/29- Montreal, Quebec (Canada) @ Katacomes
10/01- St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
10/03- Toronto, Ontario (Canada) @ The Rock Pile West
10/04- Westland, MI @ The Token Lounge
10/05- Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Room
10/07- Denver, CO @ 7th Circle Music Collective
10/09- Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge
10/10- San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
10/11- Pomona, CA @ Character's Sports Bar

(SLAUGHTER & the DOGS performing "Cranked Up Really High" from Don Letts' "Punk Rock Movie," filmed live at the Roxy, London in 1977)


CLICK HERE to check out titles by SLAUGHTER & the DOGS available from TKO RECORDS!!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Veteran TKO Bands The FORGOTTEN and The GENERATORS Among The Line-Up at 1st Annual INSTA-FEST


Two acts who have a long history with TKO Records - the FORGOTTEN (San Jose) the GENERATORS (Los Angeles) - are slated to appear at the inaugural INSTA-FEST festival on September 13 and 14.

They will be joining a very strong line-up of classic and current Street Punk and Oi! bands for this event hosted by DURTY MICK RECORDS at Alex's Bar , Long Beach, CA.


Check the text links above for tickets and updated information.




(INSTA-FEST 2014 Trailer)




(From the vaults - "Punk Off!" Episode #3 w/ the FORGOTTEN circa 2008)

video


(From even deeper in the vaults - the GENERATORS "Down In The City" Music Video, 2001)


CLICK HERE to check out releases from the FORGOTTEN on TKO RECORDS.

CLICK HERE to check out titles by the GENERATORS available from TKO RECORDS.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The TEMPLARS Announce International Assault


(TEMPLARS Are Go!)

International Skinhead sensations the TEMPLARS have announced their latest round of festival appearances for 2014!



Friday, August 22





- Badalona (Barcelona), Spain @ Estraperlo Club



Sunday, August 31


Hartfort, CT 



Saturday, October 4


Nantes, France





CLICK HERE to check out TEMPLARS titles available from TKO RECORDS.


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Return Of ANTiSEEN (UPDATED w/ FALL TOUR DATES!!)


(ANTiSEEN 2014 - Left to Right: Mad Brother Ward, the Gooch, Jeff Clayton, Sir Barry Hannibal)


World Heavy Weight Champions Of Rock n' Roll ANTiSEEN have demolished any doubts as to whether the band will continue after the tragic death of guitarist and cofounder "Mighty" Joe Young. At the end of June, the band unveiled a new line-up of vocalist/founder Jeff Clayton, veteran member Sir Barry Hannibal, recent recruit drummer the Gooch, and stepping into the role of guitarist Mad Brother Ward. Brother Ward has a long history with ANTiSEEN as a friend and collaborator. With the annoucement, Ward spoke directly about his additude towards his new role in the band:

"It is my intention to honor the memory of Joe Young and the legacy of this band. It was his wish for the band to always continue. Speaking as a fan I know Joe Young was irreplaceable. His style and sound were integral. I don't see myself as "replacing" Joe. My effort is to try to pick up where he left off and emulate that style and sound - which is the sound of ANTiSEEN."


- Mad Brother Ward, June 2014


Since joining the band, Mad Brother Ward has also launched the NOISE FOR THE SAKE OF NOISE blog where he discusses the profound influence ANTiSEEN has had on him, and where he plans to chronical his ongoing adventures with the newest incarnation of band.




(Mad Brother Ward & the Screamin' Street Trash, 1993)



ANTiSEEN Return To The Stage August 30th @ MUDDY ROOTS Festival

Following the report of the band's new line up, days later via FACEBOOK it was revealed that ANTiSEEN's return performance was scheduled for Saturday August 30 at the MUDDY ROOTS 2014 Festival in Cookeville, TN.

 But wait, as of July 22, there's more...

JUST ANNOUNCED - FALL 2014 SOUTHERN TOUR DATES w/ the MEATMEN!!

10/07 - Hattiesburg, MS @ the Tavern 
(w/ Before I Hang and The Grim Creepers)

10/08 - Dallas, TX @ Three Links
(w/ the MEATMEN)

10/09 - Austin, TX @ Red 7
(w/ the MEATMEN)

10/10 - San Antonio, TX @ The Korova
(w/ the MEATMEN)

10/11 - New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
(w/ the MEATMEN)


So, in case you didn't get the memo,  as the old saying goes...


ANTiSEEN IS HERE TO STAY!



CLICK HERE to check out all ANTiSEEN titles available from TKO RECORDS.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

POISON IDEA: Scandinavia & Beyond (UPDATED w/ TOUR DATES)!!

2014 has proven to be a very busy year for the "Kings Of Punk!!" We're talking West Coast tour, a wopping three - count 'em THREE - RECORD STORE DAY releases (on TKO, Rhino Records and Voodoo Donut Recordings), an Australian tour, an appearance at PUNK ROCK BOWLING... ANOTHER line-up change, NEW MANAGMENT, as well as the launch of the band's new BIG CARTEL WEB STORE......

Yes, POISON IDEA has been keeping busy this year. So what's next, you ask? Well, the band has unfortunately had to CANCEL their upcoming European tour, however the Scandinavian leg of the tour has been salvaged, and PI will be playing the following dates in August:


August 22 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Loppen
(w/ RÖVSVETT & BRUDTE LØFTER)

August 23 - Gothenburg, Sweden @ Henricksberg (Club Showdown)
(w/ RÖVSVETT)

August 24 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Slakthuset
(STOCKHOLMSMANGLET Festival 2014)

August 25 - Oslo, Norway @ Blitz
(w/ Deathhammer, Blood Suckers & Jenkem Warriors)



(Pictured above POISON IDEA mach 2014 - L TO R: the Duck, Flesh Gordo, Jerry A, the Vegetable & Spider)

In the meantime, the band is continuing to work on new material for the new album, as well as coordinating with TKO on the next installment of the "Kings Of Punk" reissue series. Currently, production is wrapping up on a revamped version of "Darby Crash Rides Again: The Early Years" as well as the debut of volume 4 in the series, 1987's "War All The Time" LP. Further details will follow in the very near future...

Check out Vulture Video's footage of POISON IDEA's May 23 performance at PUNK ROCK BOWLING 2014:


CLICK HERE to check out all POISON IDEA titles available from TKO RECORDS.