Diy Punk



Diy Punk

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232 Days On The Road


232 Days On The Road


$13.23


Personnel includes: Adam Marsland (vocals). Personnel: Kurt Medlin (drums). Liner Note Author: Gary Pig Gold. Recording information: Brennan’s Irish Pub, Marina Del Rey, CA (06/01/2002/06/02/2002); Lincoln Lounge, Venice, CA (06/01/2002/06/02/2002). Photographer: Steve Hayes. When punk rock became a mainstream phenomenon and gave up any of the D.I.Y. pretense on which it was founded, a new school of punk rockers – artists who were too good or too original to fit into the mainstream even if they didn’t sound punk at all – emerged during the ’90s. Adam Marsland, along with his band Cockeyed Ghost, fit squarely into this movement. Armed with songs almost too literate and too catchy for mass consumption, Cockeyed Ghost weren’t able to garner a mainstream audience, but they did cultivate a large and devoted cult following across the U.S. But without enough money for a proper tour, Marsland took matters into his own hands by hauling his 1994 Toyota Tercel across the country, armed with an acoustic guitar. That’s punk rock in the classic, D.I.Y. sense, even if not in sound – and the resulting live album, 232 Days on the Road, is a convincing portrait of both Marsland’s brilliant songwriting and his presence as a live entertainer. The ten live tracks run through some selected highlights from the four Cockeyed Ghost albums but also pull out rarities – Party Apartment, Portland, Cut and Run, and a cover of They Might Be Giants’ James K. Polk – all doused with Marsland’s one-part-Elvis Costello-and-one-part-Ben Folds-style sarcastic and witty stage banter. The lone drawback is a mastering error that left a strange buzz running through the entire show, though it’s thankfully low enough in the mix to be ignored. As an added bonus to fans, three new studio cuts are tacked onto the end, and they’re in the same vein of moody pop classicism as the band’s 2001 masterpiece Ludlow 6:18. The end product is an utterly original and entertaining live album, and a convinci

Adjusted Margin


Adjusted Margin


$23.03


This is the story of how the xerographic copier, or “Xerox machine,” became a creative medium for artists and activists during the last few decades of the twentieth century. Paper jams, mangled pages, and even fires made early versions of this clunky office machine a source of fear, rage, dread, and disappointment. But eventually, xerography democratized print culture by making it convenient and affordable for renegade publishers, zinesters, artists, punks, anarchists, queers, feminists, street activists, and others to publish their work and to get their messages out on the street. The xerographic copier adjusted the lived and imagined margins of society, Eichhorn argues, by supporting artistic and political expression and mobilizing subcultural movements. Eichhorn describes early efforts to use xerography to create art and the occasional scapegoating of urban copy shops and xerographic technologies following political panics, using the post-9/11 raid on a Toronto copy shop as her central example. She examines New York’s downtown art and punk scenes of the 1970s to 1990s, arguing that xerography – including photocopied posters, mail art, and zines – changed what cities looked like and how we experienced them. And she looks at how a generation of activists and artists deployed the copy machine in AIDS and queer activism while simultaneously introducing the copy machine’s gritty, DIY aesthetics into international art markets. Xerographic copy machines are now defunct. Office copiers are digital, and activists rely on social media more than photocopied posters. And yet, Eichhorn argues, even though we now live in a post-xerographic era, the grassroots aesthetics and political legacy of xerography persists.

At My Age


At My Age


$9.61


Blue eyed soul? You don’t even know the definition until you’ve heard the sweet smoke of Nick Lowe’s trademark croon. Now, later in life, Lowe’s rootsy, grown-up soul has risen to the surface of what was a cracked and stripped down artistic aesthetic in the late seventies when he produced records for Elvis Costello, The Pretenders and influential British proto-punkers the Damned. During his years as house producer for Stiff records Lowe’s oft-copied rough hewn production style set the stage for the D.I.Y. philosophy of the punk revolution. Sublimely aged in a solid oak barrel, At My Age showcases Lowe’s perfection of his own unique brand of soul-soaked country pop, resulting in an album as refined and perfectly distilled as he is. Lowe’s convention-breaking phrasing shines backed by gorgeous sixties Memphis-style horns and tastefully subdued guitar hooks. At My Age displays, with Nick’s signature polish, the sublime, linear connection between country, rhythm and blues and rock ‘n’ roll. So, grab a drink, a smoke and hear Americana done right. by a Brit.

Case N-Neko Case-Live From Austin Texas


Case N-Neko Case-Live From Austin Texas


$12.45


Armed with a lush and disarming voice that channels Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn while remaining undeniably individual, Neko Case brings the DIY approach of her punk past to bear on the country singer-songwriter tradition for straight-up twang steeped in a dreamy, noir-like atmosphere. The sultry chanteuse is captured live in this 2003 appearance on PBS’s AUSTIN CITY LIMITS, which has been expanded from its televised half-hour episode to include all 90 minutes of Case’s performance, including signature songs like Twist the Knife, Deep Red Bells, and Furnace Room Lullaby. Format: DVD MOVIE

Meatheads, or How to DIY Without Getting Killed


Meatheads, or How to DIY Without Getting Killed


$18.17


A strange, Hunter S. Thompson-esque odyssey through a modern urban punk zombie dystopia.

Meatheads, or How to DIY Without Getting Killed


Meatheads, or How to DIY Without Getting Killed


$18.17


A strange, Hunter S. Thompson-esque odyssey through a modern urban punk zombie dystopia.

Oh So Pretty


Oh So Pretty


$25.13


A compelling visual portrait of a time, place, and subculture that raised a middle finger to modern societyOh So Pretty: Punk in Print 1976-80 is an unrivalled collection of visually striking ephemera from Britain?s punk subculture. It presents 500 artefacts – ‘zines,’ gig posters, flyers, and badges – from well-known and obscure musical acts, designers, venues, and related political groups. While punk was first and foremost a music phenomenon, it reflected a DIY spirit and instantly recognizable aesthetic that was as raw and strident and irrepressible as the music. As disposable as the items in this book once were, together they tell a story about music, history, class, and art, and document a seismic shift in society and visual culture.

Paradise *


Paradise *


$8.82


Personnel: Mish Way (vocals); Kenneth William (guitar); Anne-Marie Vassiliou (drums). Audio Mixer: Lars Stalfors. Photographers: Piper Ferguson; Justin Gradin. White Lung’s fourth studio album, 2016′s Paradise, is a dynamic, purposeful work by a band coming into its own. A streamlined, passionate, ball-bustingly confident album, Paradise is the perfect showcase for vocalist Mish Barber-Way’s throaty, raging punk intensity, drummer Anne-Marie Vassiliou’s propulsive rhythms, and guitarist/bassist Kenneth William’s kinetic heavy metal and emo-informed fretwork. Working with producer Lars Stalfors (Matt and Kim, Cold War Kids, the Mars Volta), White Lung have honed their approach, zeroing in on several well-curated influences from Hole to the Pixies, Nirvana, and other late-’80s/early-’90s bands. If Barber-Way’s resonant wail hinted at Hole’s Courtney Love in the past, here she veritably underlines the comparison while also managing to stake out her own distinctive frontwoman territory. Part of this comes from her unflinching, fearless attitude at the microphone and sanguine, exuberant vocals. There’s an enigmatic, feminist energy in her performance that’s often implied more in tone than in the lyrics. Nonetheless, there is definitely a grungy, swing-from-your-hips, ’90s riot grrrl punk underpinning to tracks like Dead Weight, Narcoleptic, and Below. On Vegas, she sings Her mouth bleeds/Are you sorry?/Was she worth it?/Was her skin made of gold? It doesn’t hurt that she’s framed by William’s dazzling, laser-gun rat-a-tat guitar lines. Cuts like Sister, I Beg You, and Kiss Me When I Bleed strike a fist-pumping balance between the fiery hardcore mathematics of Taking Back Sunday and the passionate, guttural indignation of L7. With Paradise, White Lung have ultimately crafted an album of hooky, infectious songs that still retain all the rage and D.I.Y. punk creativity of their previous work. ~ Matt Collar

Punk Rock Entrepreneur


Punk Rock Entrepreneur


$13.15


Do you have an idea for something that you want to share with the world but don’t know where to start? Want to make a living without selling your soul? Have a business plan but can’t afford to buy anything up front? This book is for you. Punk Rock Entrepreneur is a guide to launching your own business using DIY methods that allow you to begin from wherever you are, right now. Caroline Moore talks (and illustrates!) you through the why and how of business operations that she learned over years booking bands, organizing fests, sleeping on couches, and making a little go a long way. Engaging stories and illustrations show you the ropes, from building a network and working distribution channels to the value of community and being authentic. With first hand accounts from touring bands and small business owners, this book gives you the inspiration and down-to-earth advice you?ll need to get started working for yourself.

Punk Rock Entrepreneur


Punk Rock Entrepreneur


$13.15


Do you have an idea for something that you want to share with the world but don’t know where to start? Want to make a living without selling your soul? Have a business plan but can’t afford to buy anything up front? This book is for you. Punk Rock Entrepreneur is a guide to launching your own business using DIY methods that allow you to begin from wherever you are, right now. Caroline Moore talks (and illustrates!) you through the why and how of business operations that she learned over years booking bands, organizing fests, sleeping on couches, and making a little go a long way. Engaging stories and illustrations show you the ropes, from building a network and working distribution channels to the value of community and being authentic. With first hand accounts from touring bands and small business owners, this book gives you the inspiration and down-to-earth advice you?ll need to get started working for yourself.

Run Fast [Digipak]


Run Fast [Digipak]


$10.69


Personnel: Kathleen Hanna (vocals); Sara Landeau (guitar); Kenny Mellman (keyboards); Carmine Covelli (drums); Alfredo Ortiz (percussion); Andre Kelman, Brendan Kennedy, The O-Scope Gang (background vocals). Recording information: Oscilloscope Studios; Popcorn Studios. Photographer: Cat O’Neil. Pioneering Riot Grrrl, Bikini Kill founder, and noted feminist musician Kathleen Hanna first unveiled the Julie Ruin moniker in the late ’90s. The project served as an alter ego of sorts, and featured Hanna’s first experiments with sampling and electronic instruments, which led to her long-running work with the much more developed Le Tigre shortly thereafter. Years later, Hanna revived the Julie Ruin name, returning with a full band for Run Fast, a shouty web of punk, politics, and attitude that draws more on her organic basement rock brashness, but also nods to other phases of her storied career. Tunes like the chunky opener Oh Come On and the bouncy Stop Stop are screaming slabs of spirited punk pop, but snaky synthesizers and dance beats pop up throughout the album. Ha Ha Ha is all groove, marrying buzzy synth lines to a steady surf punk beat and not skimping on handclaps, and Kids in NY offers a critique of D.I.Y. culture and gentrification in the hipster circles of New York City over a breezy (but distorted) backbeat that initially gives way to groovy bongos and echo-drenched synthesizers. Regardless of what type of musical accompaniment she’s singing over, however, Kathleen Hanna is the star of the show on every track. Her persona – sometimes performance artist in the role of the rock star and sometimes the other way around – is as loud, brazen, bratty, and bold as ever here, if not more so. Run Fast shows a constantly challenging and self-aware artist who has just as much to say as ever, and now approaches her craft with more nuance and experience. As inspirational as Bikini Kill’s life-affirming blasts of punk could be, they were never as accessible and simp

The Dark Carnival


The Dark Carnival


$39.72


For some, heaven will not be a perpetual dawn but rather an endless night – an eternity of the wild hours between dusk and sunrise. The Dark Carnival is a celebration of human beings given the rare space to play out their fantasy visions of themselves, the fleeting impressions of people dressed up for the glorious night caught in all their decadent glory. A unique collection of portraits personally selected by one of the UKs foremost portrait photographers covering alternative London’s unique counter-cultural history from Punks, New Romantics, Goths, Disco Queens, Soul Boys, Fetish Worshippers, Rockers, Cyberpunks, Ravers, Clubbers and Party Animals. Derek Ridgers has been a feature in the clubs and on the streets of the capital for over 50 years – indulging in his obsession for documenting the people dressed up for the glorious night. Anyone who loves street style, youth subcultures, portrait photography and the curious human penchant for playing dressing up, will find this collection a darkly fascinating celebration of both night life and decadence. Packed with images exploring DIY fashion, self-expression and the fabulous strangeness of the human animal, ravers of all kinds will spend happy hours gazing at this book, at once a piece of social history and a visual poem, an expression of the fascinations of the author, a feast of luscious crepuscular imagery.

The Humorless Ladies of Border Control


The Humorless Ladies of Border Control


$23.03


In 2009, musician Franz Nicolay left his job in the Hold Steady, aka the world?s greatest bar band. Over the next five years, he crossed the world with a guitar in one hand, a banjo in the other, and an accordion on his back, playing the anarcho-leftist squats and DIY spaces of the punk rock diaspora. He meets Polish artists nostalgic for their revolutionary days, Mongolian neo-Nazis in full SS regalia, and a gay expat in Ulaanbataar who needs an armed escort between his home and his job. The Russian punk scene is thrust onto the international stage with the furor surrounding the arrest of the group Pussy Riot, and Ukrainians find themselves in the midst of a revolution and then a full-blown war. While engaging with the works of literary predecessors from Rebecca West to Chekhov and the nineteenth-century French aristocrat the Marquis de Custine, Nicolay explores the past and future of punk rock culture in the post-Communist world in the kind of book a punk rock Paul Theroux might have written, with a humor reminiscent of Gary Shteyngart. An audacious debut from a vivid new voice, The Humorless Ladies of Border Control is an unforgettable, funny, and sharply drawn depiction of surprisingly robust hidden spaces tucked within faraway lands.

The Steampunk Bible


The Steampunk Bible


$24.26


Steampunk-a grafting of Victorian aesthetic and punk rock attitude onto various forms of science-fiction culture-is a phenomenon that has come to influence film, literature, art, music, fashion, and more. The Steampunk Bible is the first compendium about the movement, tracing its roots in the works of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells through its most recent expression in movies such as Sherlock Holmes. Its adherents celebrate the inventor as an artist and hero, re-envisioning and crafting retro technologies including antiquated airships and robots. A burgeoning DIY community has brought a distinctive Victorian-fantasy style to their crafts and art. Steampunk evokes a sense of adventure and discovery, and embraces extinct technologies as a way of talking about the future. This ultimate manual will appeal to aficionados and novices alike as author Jeff VanderMeer takes the reader on a wild ride through the clockwork corridors of Steampunk history.

We Are the Best


We Are the Best


$8.35


‘we are the best! Revolves around three girls in 1980′s stockholm who decide to form a punk band – despite not having any instruments and being told by everyone that punk is dead. Based on a graphic novel, we are the best! Is a tribute to diy culture and the power of rebellion.

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