21405 Brookhurst Street (@ Hamilton, in the Trader Joe's center in the corner between Perry's Pizza & Spa), Huntington Beach, CA 92646 - 714.962.0500 - info (at) tkorecords (dot) com - www.tkorecords.com - open 7 days a week!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

LEE VING (of FEAR) PIZZA PARTY - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19th!!!




So how do we follow last week's barn-burner of a PIZZA PARTY with SLAUGHTER & the DOGS?

How about pizza with a bonafide Los Angeles Punk Rock legend?

That's right, on Friday September 19, Mr. LEE VING himself, notorious frontman of one of the most infamous Punk bands of all time - FEAR, will be holding court at our humble little record store.

Lee will be on hand to meet fans, sign autographs and talk to the faithful about FEAR's upcoming shows, reissues and other projects.



Lee will also be bringing along a special stash of WHITE VINYL copies of FEAR's most recent LP.. This version HAS YET to be made available in stores, so Friday will be your first opportunity to own a copy of this rare, limited version, and to pick it up from the man himself.

The good times roll at 7 PM on Friday.




-As always, we'll have Pizza and non-intoxicating beverages for you unworthy ingrates.

-This event is FREE and ALL AGES are welcome, provided the wee ones can handle hearing the F-word, etc…….

So bring your FEAR vinyl, bring your VHS copies of "Clue," "Dudes," or "Streets Of Fire" and your copies of John Belushi's death certificate… and have a SLICE with FEAR!!!

ANTiSEEN & the MEATMEN - October 2014!!!


ANTiSEEN & the MEATMEN 2014 Southern U.S. Tour!!!


In all seriousness, what more do we need to tell you?


10/07 - Hattisburg, MS @The Tavern


10/08 - Dallas, TX @ Three Links

10/09 - Austin, TX @ Red 7


10/10 - San Antonio, TX @ the Lime Light

10/11 - New Orleans, LA @ Siberia












Monday, September 15, 2014

YDi - "A Place In The Sun" 7" EP - HOWARD SAUNDERS MEMORIAL BENEFIT VERSION


In late 2012 / early 2013 we decided to pursue doing a reissue of YDi's classic slab of brutal HC/Punk, "A Place In The Sun." Joining us in this effort with the band was our good friend, fabled Philly Hardcore promoter, and the man behind this record's original 1983 release, Howard "Fat Howard" Saunders, aka THEE COSMIC COMMANDER OF WRESTLING.



We knew Howie/Cosmo through his association with ANTiSEEN, LIMECELL and the CONFEDERACY OF SCUM, his many bands such as RANCID VAT, CHROME HORSE DIPLOMATS and JOHNNY CASINO'S EASY ACTION, as well as his SIRIUS radio show and his stature in the tattoo and underground wrestling communities.

We met in the Summer of 2001 and became immediate friends, and staying in touch and meeting up many times over the years that followed.Howard was behind this reissue, and pledged his support. After moving in early 2013, he started gathering materials for us to use.
Then the unthinkable happened, Howie was severely injured in a motorcycle accident in July of 2013. He never regained consciousness and passed away on August 18, 2013.
Like all who knew him, we were devastated by the loss of this irreplaceable, larger-than-life character who were were proud and honored to call our friend and ally.






In Howard's memory, we've decided to go forward with this reissue, and more importantly, we've chosen to release a limited test pressing version of our new cut of "A Place In The Sun." As far as we know, this is the very first piece of recorded music that Howard was involved in, the first entry in a very long list. Thus we see it as a very fitting tribute.

While Howard lived for music and tattooing, the true light of his life were his three children, Leor, Lola and Graham.
                                                                      

This special version of this EP is available exclusively through the TKO web store, and 100% of the proceeds (minus shipping costs only) will go into a trust held for Howard's children.

We will monitor the funds this project raises on the TKO Records web site. Also, a regular version of "A Place In The Sun" will be available on TKO in the coming weeks, and a complete YDi discography collection will follow from our friends at SOUTHERN LORD RECORDS.



But for now, we are honoring the memory of our dear friend and contributing to the future of his children. We thank you for joining us in this endeavor.


Get your copy of YDi's "A Place In The Sun" - the Howard
Saunders Memorial Benefit Version HERE!!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

JUST IN CASE YOU COULDN'T MAKE IT.... HERE'S SLAUGHTER & the DOGS @ TKO!!

"I'm Mad"



"Situations"



"Boston Babies"



"We Don't Care"



"The Bitch"



"Hell In New York"



"Quick Joey Small"



"I Got Your Number"



All of the above videos are courtesy of our good friend Walter - be sure to stop by his YOUTUBE PAGE and check out his other videos!!

Be sure to catch SLAUGHTER on their current North American tour!



For updates, visit the TOUR FACEBOOK PAGE!!

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!!