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Thursday, October 12, 2017

REVIEW: The New Colony's World Premiere LGBTQ PUNK Prison Drama Delivers

Chi, IL LIVE Shows On Our Radar:

The New Colony Presents the World Premiere of
PUNK
Written by Michael Allen Harris
Co-Directed by Diana Raiselis and Katrina Dion



October 4 – November 5, 2017 at The Den Theatre

Review:
I spent yesterday, National Coming Out Day, contemplating PUNK. This show is a stark reminder that sometimes "coming out" as LGBTQ results in being kicked out of the house by homophobic parents, and youth having to live on the streets and sell themselves, sell drugs, or commit crimes just to survive. Even with an understanding family, coming out (or even suspicion), paints a target on many, who wish only to be true to themselves. And if they defend themselves during an assault or crime and get convicted, they're often revictimized and bullied by other inmates. It's a vicious and sometimes fatal cycle, by murder or suicide, and a huge way our present society lets LGBTQ people down. PUNK is thought provoking on many levels, with a witty script and quite a few laughs, despite the starkly industrial set and dark subject matter. Do note, this production contains mature themes and is best suited to adults or older teens. 

(left to right) Monette McLin, Aaron Sanchez, Evie Riojas and Daniel Shtivelberg in The New Colony’s world premiere of PUNK by Michael Allen Harris, co-directed by Diana Raiselis and Katrina Dion. Photo by Evan Hanover. 

There are some hilariously memorable lines like "So, cosplay is like drag for those with disposable income?" and  "If your partner uses spit as lube they don't really love you." The idea of LGBTQ "family" who look out for each other, even in prison, is fabulous. The acting is energetic and excellent, and the set design quickly and cleverly converts scenes from cells, to the visitors' lounge, to office space seamlessly, with clever sliding beds and hidden doors.

(left to right) Evie Riojas, Aaron Sanchez and Kyle Encinas 
 Photo by Evan Hanover. 

(front, l to r) Aaron Sanchez, Evie Riojas and Kyle Encinas with (back) Daniel Shtivelberg 
Photo by Evan Hanover. 

Most people don't really think about what happens to non gender binary people who are forced into a system ill prepared for their needs. I had a transexual housemate back in 1995, who was freshly out of rehab, and she had to fight all kinds of bureaucratic BS, with strong advocates, to get assigned to the women's ward instead of the men's, because her birth certificate read male. It was automatically assumed she had to go in the men's ward, though it was apparent she dressed as and identified as a woman and had breasts. It was a huge, uphill battle to get reassigned, despite a clear danger to her physical and mental well being, to try to get clean among male addicts likely to bully her at best and assault her at worst. Sadly enough, this is still an issue 20+ years later. With a Trump administration in charge, what little ground we gained in legislating protections and raising awareness and compassion is quickly being reversed and eroded, making theatre like this more crucial than ever.  

(left to right) Daniel Shtivelberg and Kyle Encinas
Photo by Evan Hanover. 


PUNK broaches many interesting angles, including the burnout and exhaustion faced by fierce advocates, who devote their lives to fighting for LGBTQ rights only to run up against roadblocks time after time. The victim as victimizer concept, that plays out in real life all too often, is explored, as well as the powerlessness to protect loved ones on the outside, or control the lives of those who come to visit or don't, at will. PUNK also shines a light on the horrific idea of rape and assault as punishment for crimes committed, and the equally horrific fact that it often takes suicide and violence for a bureaucratic system to back off on budget cuts and bad ideas. PUNK is thought provoking and wrenching, yet not heavy handed, or without humor and charm. It's well worth an evening out.

(left to right) Keyanna Khatiblou and Daniel Shtivelberg
Photo by Evan Hanover. 


The New Colony concludes its 2017 Season with the world premiere of Michael Allen Harris’ prison drama PUNK, co-directed by Diana Raiselis and Katrina Dion, playing October 4 – November 5, 2017 at The New Colony’s resident home, The Den Theatre’s Upstairs Main Stage, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. Click HERE for tickets.

Regular run: Thursday, October 12 – Sunday, November 5, 2017 
Curtain times: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 3 pm
Industry Night: Monday, October 23 at 7:30 pm
Tickets: Regular run: $20. Students/seniors: 25% off. 

PUNK features Kyle EncinasKeyanna KhatiblouMonette McLinEvie RiojasAaron Sanchez and Daniel Shtivelberg.

Set in a maximum-security prison in present day America, Punk is the story of a group of inmates who are protected and housed in a special unit for gay, bisexual and transgender inmates. Tensions rise when Travis, a young man sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a gay man, requests to transfer into the unit. Fear and suspicion hover over the inmates who call this unit home. 

The production team for PUNK includes: Eleanor Kahn (scenic design), Uriel Gomez, (costumes design), Eric Watkins (lighting design), Jeffery Levin (sound design), Sydney Achler (props design), Kyle Encinas (choreography), Ryan Oliviera (dramaturg), Uriel Gomez (technical director), Ali Drumm (production manager) and Rose Hamill (stage manager). 


About the Creative Team

Michael Allen Harris (Playwright) As a playwright, Michael has collaborated with Chicago theatre companies such as Broken Nose Theatre, Jackalope Theatre, Arc Theatre, Stage 773, Fine Print Theatre, Chicago Home Theater Festival and The New Colony. His play, Rocky Road, received its world premiere at the New Studio Theatre of Columbia College Chicago in March of 2013. It was the first production featured in the Main Stage season that was authored by an alumnus. His play, The Velvet Tabernacle, was featured in a development series on behalf of Fine Print Theatre. His most recent play, Kingdom, is currently involved in a season-long development on behalf of Broken Nose Theatre and received its first stage reading at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater. In February 2016, he was part of The New Colony’s Writer’s Room and completed the first draft of his full-length play Ascension. His short plays include: House of Samurai, They Let Him Bleed, Project Agatha and The Woman Who Stared into the Eyes of The Red Horseman. As an actor, Michael worked with Adventure Stage, Eclipse Theatre, Gift Theatre, Teatro Vista, The-Massive, Stone Soup Theatre Project, Infusion Theatre, Broken Nose Theatre and Cold Basement Dramatics. He was nominated for a BTAA for his performance as Fortune in Eclipse Theatre’s Jeff-nominated production of Ruined. He is a proud ensemble member of Eclipse Theatre Company and proudly represented by Lily’s Talent. 

Diana Raiselis (Co-Director) is a Chicago-based director and community event producer.  Recent directing projects include Resolution (Pride Films & Plays), Punk (workshop production, The New Colony), THIRST: a climate change theater action (Jackalope) and festival premieres with Collaboraction, Jackalope, Prologue and Buzz22 Chicago. As a producer, she co-curates Slaymaker Loft's occasional new-work series party/theater/party, and has served on producing teams for events at Pritzker Pavilion, the Steppenwolf Garage and site-specific locations around Chicago. Proud alumna of Northwestern University and the Steppenwolf Professional Leadership Program. www.dianaraiselis.com

Katrina Dion (Co-Director) works as a director and teaching artist in Chicago. At Free Street Theater (FST), Katrina acts as the Operations and Youth Program Manager. In this position, she leads the high school ensemble in a conservatory level year long critical thinking and creation process focusing on issues affecting Chicago youth while managing the companies grants and financials. Katrina is also on staff with Albany Park Theater Project (APTP) as their lead academic tutor. Last year, Katrina had the pleasure of working with APTP on Learning Curve as a Production Assistant. Most recently, she directed Los Milagros/The Miracles Project, Checkmate and The Americans at FST; co-directed Cycle 3 of Every 28 Hours at The Goodman Theater along with Coya Paz; Zipped and Pelted at the Chicago Fringe Festival; and Convention or The Winos with The Wulfden. She has had the pleasure of assisting directors such as Bonnie Metzgar, Coya Paz and Krissy Vanderwarker. Katrina received her BFA in Theatre Arts with a concentration in directing with a minor in Mathematics from DePaul University. 

About The New Colony


The New Colony develops NEW ART and NEW ARTISTS in order to educate and build NEW AUDIENCES. Founded in 2008, The New Colony has established itself as “one of Chicago’s essential off-Loop companies” (Chicago Tribune) having developed and produced over 25 world-premiere plays and musicals garnering four Joseph Jefferson Awards, the 2011 Broadway in Chicago Emerging Theatre Award, and Best Overall Production at the 2012 New York International Fringe Festival. The New Colony is a resident company of The Den Theatre located in Wicker Park.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

OPENING: World Premiere of PUNK Via The New Colony at The Den Theatre

Chi, IL LIVE Shows On Our Radar:

The New Colony Presents the World Premiere of
PUNK
Written by Michael Allen Harris
Co-Directed by Diana Raiselis and Katrina Dion

October 4 – November 5, 2017 at The Den Theatre


(left to right) Kyle Encinas, Aaron Sanchez, Evie Riojas and Daniel Shtivelberg 
Photo by Evan Hanover. 

Tonight, ChiIL Live Shows will be ChiILin' at The Den with The New Colony for the press opening of prison drama, PUNK. We're looking forward to this world premiere and the thought provoking premise. Check back soon for our full review. 

The New Colony concludes its 2017 Season with the world premiere of Michael Allen Harris’ prison drama PUNK, co-directed by Diana Raiselis and Katrina Dion, playing October 4 – November 5, 2017 at The New Colony’s resident home, The Den Theatre’s Upstairs Main Stage, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. Click HERE for tickets.

Regular run: Thursday, October 12 – Sunday, November 5, 2017 
Curtain times: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 3 pm
Industry Night: Monday, October 23 at 7:30 pm
Tickets: Regular run: $20. Students/seniors: 25% off. 

PUNK features Kyle EncinasKeyanna KhatiblouMonette McLinEvie RiojasAaron Sanchez and Daniel Shtivelberg.

Set in a maximum-security prison in present day America, Punk is the story of a group of inmates who are protected and housed in a special unit for gay, bisexual and transgender inmates. Tensions rise when Travis, a young man sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a gay man, requests to transfer into the unit. Fear and suspicion hover over the inmates who call this unit home. 

The production team for PUNK includes: Eleanor Kahn (scenic design), Uriel Gomez, (costumes design), Eric Watkins (lighting design), Jeffery Levin (sound design), Sydney Achler (props design), Kyle Encinas (choreography), Ryan Oliviera (dramaturg), Uriel Gomez (technical director), Ali Drumm (production manager) and Rose Hamill (stage manager). 


(left to right) Evie Riojas and Daniel Shtivelberg in The New Colony’s world premiere of PUNK by Michael Allen Harris, co-directed by Diana Raiselis and Katrina Dion. Photo by Evan Hanover.  


About the Creative Team

Michael Allen Harris (Playwright) As a playwright, Michael has collaborated with Chicago theatre companies such as Broken Nose Theatre, Jackalope Theatre, Arc Theatre, Stage 773, Fine Print Theatre, Chicago Home Theater Festival and The New Colony. His play, Rocky Road, received its world premiere at the New Studio Theatre of Columbia College Chicago in March of 2013. It was the first production featured in the Main Stage season that was authored by an alumnus. His play, The Velvet Tabernacle, was featured in a development series on behalf of Fine Print Theatre. His most recent play, Kingdom, is currently involved in a season-long development on behalf of Broken Nose Theatre and received its first stage reading at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater. In February 2016, he was part of The New Colony’s Writer’s Room and completed the first draft of his full-length play Ascension. His short plays include: House of Samurai, They Let Him Bleed, Project Agatha and The Woman Who Stared into the Eyes of The Red Horseman. As an actor, Michael worked with Adventure Stage, Eclipse Theatre, Gift Theatre, Teatro Vista, The-Massive, Stone Soup Theatre Project, Infusion Theatre, Broken Nose Theatre and Cold Basement Dramatics. He was nominated for a BTAA for his performance as Fortune in Eclipse Theatre’s Jeff-nominated production of Ruined. He is a proud ensemble member of Eclipse Theatre Company and proudly represented by Lily’s Talent. 

Diana Raiselis (Co-Director) is a Chicago-based director and community event producer.  Recent directing projects include Resolution (Pride Films & Plays), Punk (workshop production, The New Colony), THIRST: a climate change theater action (Jackalope) and festival premieres with Collaboraction, Jackalope, Prologue and Buzz22 Chicago. As a producer, she co-curates Slaymaker Loft's occasional new-work series party/theater/party, and has served on producing teams for events at Pritzker Pavilion, the Steppenwolf Garage and site-specific locations around Chicago. Proud alumna of Northwestern University and the Steppenwolf Professional Leadership Program. www.dianaraiselis.com

Katrina Dion (Co-Director) works as a director and teaching artist in Chicago. At Free Street Theater (FST), Katrina acts as the Operations and Youth Program Manager. In this position, she leads the high school ensemble in a conservatory level year long critical thinking and creation process focusing on issues affecting Chicago youth while managing the companies grants and financials. Katrina is also on staff with Albany Park Theater Project (APTP) as their lead academic tutor. Last year, Katrina had the pleasure of working with APTP on Learning Curve as a Production Assistant. Most recently, she directed Los Milagros/The Miracles Project, Checkmate and The Americans at FST; co-directed Cycle 3 of Every 28 Hours at The Goodman Theater along with Coya Paz; Zipped and Pelted at the Chicago Fringe Festival; and Convention or The Winos with The Wulfden. She has had the pleasure of assisting directors such as Bonnie Metzgar, Coya Paz and Krissy Vanderwarker. Katrina received her BFA in Theatre Arts with a concentration in directing with a minor in Mathematics from DePaul University. 

About The New Colony


The New Colony develops NEW ART and NEW ARTISTS in order to educate and build NEW AUDIENCES. Founded in 2008, The New Colony has established itself as “one of Chicago’s essential off-Loop companies” (Chicago Tribune) having developed and produced over 25 world-premiere plays and musicals garnering four Joseph Jefferson Awards, the 2011 Broadway in Chicago Emerging Theatre Award, and Best Overall Production at the 2012 New York International Fringe Festival. The New Colony is a resident company of The Den Theatre located in Wicker Park.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Reagan Youth at Reggies 11-15-14 LIVE Show Shots & Video Clip #PhotoRecap


Reagan Youth What Will The Neighbors Think LIVE at 
Reggie's Rock Club, Chicago 

Nov 15, 2014


Photo/Video Credit: Dug Mara for ChiIL Live Shows



A Few Choice Moments:

























Saturday, December 6, 2014

TONIGHT: Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Exodus at Horseshoe Casino (21+)

INCOMING: Who's down for some heavy duty music therapy tonight?! Get there early for openers Exodus. We caught Slayer and Suicidal Tendencies at the past 2 Chicago Riot Fests respectively and they've still got it and more. They killed it live. If you live for inhumanly fast riffs and punk tinged metal, go already. You'll regret it if you miss this.



Slayer with special guests Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus hit the stage at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino Saturday, December 6 at 7:30pm.



Check out Gary Holt, guitar player in Slayer, on the new EXODUS album, entitled Blood In, Blood Out, newly released October 14, 2014 via Nuclear Blast records.

Check out ‘Salt The Wound’ featuring Metallica’s Kirk Hammett (who originally played in Exodus before joining Metallica). This puppy had over 100,000 views in less than 24 hours! Exodus has over a million FB fans and countless “regular” fans (ha) worldwide! Also one of the original singers, Steve “Zetro” Souza is BACK in the band for this new album.

EXODUS ‘Salt The Wound’ 
Featuring METALLICA’s Kirk Hammett 


New Album “Blood In, Blood Out” Available October 14, 2014 via Nuclear Blast

Bay Area thrash metal pioneers EXODUS unleash their blistering new track ‘Salt The Wound’, which features an intense guitar solo from none other than original EXODUS/Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett! ‘Salt The Wound’ is cut from the new EXODUS album Blood In, Blood Out, which hit stores on October 14, 2014 in North America via Nuclear Blast. 

Guitarist Gary Holt explains that Hammett was more than ready to play on Blood In, Blood Out. “Having Kirk play on the new EXODUS record kind of came about after I played so many shows with Metallica while touring with Slayer over the past four year. It started the same way most of these things do, as a lot of chatter while having a good time, but Kirk was more stoked to play on the new record than anyone. He never got to play on anything with EXODUS since the first demo despite being a founding member, so I think it really meant a lot to him. Coming full circle so to speak. So I chose the song "Salt the Wound" since I thought the rhythm section for the first lead was right in his wheelhouse, and he killed it! He came in and busted out several takes and his solo compliments mine perfectly. Then we drank beer and ate barbecue! Epic time!”

“It felt really casual, really cool – just like it did back in 1980 when we were all just hanging out back in the day,” Kirk Hammett stated to RollingStone.com in July.

Kirk Hammett isn’t the only special guest to grace Blood In, Blood Out. Crafting an industrial sound bed on the intro to the album opener ‘Black 13’ is electronic music producer Dan the Automator (GORILLAZ, MIKE PATTON, DELTRON 3030), and TESTAMENT’s Chuck Billy lends his signature roar to the track ‘BTK.’

TASTY--Vegan Metal Meals! Did you catch EXODUSGary Holt Sept 10th as a guest judge on Top Chef Duels on Bravo! The guest judges panel also features fellow heavy metal frontrunners Rob Zombie and Scott Ian, judging a full vegan meal. For more information on the show, the judges and the contestants, click here.

Blood In, Blood Out now out. Get yours from  Nuclear Blast USA Webshop in CD, digi-pak, 2-LP exclusive yellow vinyl, and imported limited edition boxset formats.  Bundles include a t-shirt with exclusive artwork for North America + a poster (while supplies last). 

Track listing for the deluxe digi-pak version of Blood In, Blood Out is:
01 – Black 13 (featuring Dan the Automator)
02 – Blood In, Blood Out
03 – Collateral Damage
04 – Salt The Wound (featuring Kirk Hammett)
05 – Body Harvest
06 – BTK (featuring Chuck Billy)
07 – Wrapped In The Arms Of Rage
08 – My Last Nerve
09 – Numb
10 – Honor Killings
11 – Food For The Worms

BONUS DVD includes:
-“Blood Upon The Goat” making-of footage
-Behind-the-scenes tour footage
-Footage from Kirk Hammett’s Fear FestEVIL After Party at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con

The digital version of Blood In, Blood Out will include the digital bonus track “Angel Of Death” (ANGEL WITCH cover). The album’s Japanese edition includes the “Protect Not Dissect” bonus track featuring Rat from THE VARUKERS/DISCHARGE.

Produced by Andy Sneap (ACCEPT, KREATOR, MEGADETH), Blood In Blood Out features cover illustration by Swedish artist Par Olofsson (PSYCROPTIC, ABYSMAL DAWN, REVOCATION).

EXODUS will join fellow metal titans Slayer and Suicidal Tendencies on tour this November! The Scion-sponsored leg of this U.S. tour launched on November 11th with two shows at The Fox Theater in Oakland, California.  The 26-show trek includes nine headlining off-dates with additional performances to be announced soon.  Tickets are on sale now via the links on the official EXODUS Facebook page.

Due to the overwhelmingly demand, EXODUS VIP Experience packages are now available for the entire tour via SLOtix.com. Visit the site for tour package details. All EXODUS VIP Experience attendees will be included in a giveaway for either an autographed Gary Holt signature guitar or an EXODUS guitar.  At the end of the tour, Gary Holt will personally call the winner himself to announce that they’ve won!

EXODUS in North America with Slayer & Suicidal Tendencies
11/11 – The Fox Theater - Oakland, CA (2nd show added!)
11/12 – The Fox Theater - Oakland, CA
11/14 – The Forum - Inglewood, CA
11/15 – Comerica Theatre - Phoenix, AZ
11/17 – Coca Cola Bricktown Events Venter - Oklahoma City, OK
11/18 – ACL Live at the Moody Theater - Austin, TX
11/19 – Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie - Grand Prairie (Dallas), TX
11/21 – Hard Rock Café/Hard Rock Live - Orlando, FL
11/22 – The Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA
11/23 – The Fillmore - Charlotte, NC (EXODUS ONLY)
11/24 - Empire - North Springfield, VA (EXODUS ONLY)
11/25 – Washington Avenue Armory - Albany, NY
11/26 – Sands Bethlehem Event Center - Bethlehem, PA
11/28 – The Palladium - Worcester, MA
11/29 – Wellmont Theatre - Montclair, NJ
11/30 – Tower Theater - Upper Darby (Philadelphia), PA
12/02 – Agora Theatre - Cleveland, OH
12/03 - Madison Theatre - Covington, KY (EXODUS ONLY)
12/04 – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre - Indianapolis, IN
12/05 – The Fillmore Detroit - Detroit, MI
12/06--Horseshoe Casino--Hammond, IN 
12/07 - Aftershock - Merriam, KS (EXODUS ONLY)
12/08 - Gothic Theatre - Denver, CO (EXODUS ONLY)
12/09 - Pub Station - Billings, MT (EXODUS ONLY)
12/10 - The Hop - Spokane, WA (EXODUS ONLY)
12/11 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA  (EXODUS ONLY)
12/12 – Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR  (EXODUS ONLY)

Tickets are on sale now via the links on the official EXODUS Facebook page.

ABOUT EXODUS
With a career spanning 34 years, EXODUS have not only helped shape and define the thrash metal genre for over three decades, but continually seek to raise its standards. One of the forefathers of the Bay Area scene that became known and envied throughout the world, the band’s 1985 debut album, Bonded By Blood, has since become a legacy album featuring mandatory live staples such as "Strike Of The Beast," "A Lesson In Violence," and the album’s title track. Formed in 1980, the band’s original members included Tom Hunting on drums, Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Tim Agnello on guitars, and Carlton Melson on bass. With a line-up that has evolved throughout the years, the current incarnation of EXODUS charges into the future with returning frontman Steve “Zetro” Souza on vocals, Gary Holt and Lee Altus on guitars, Tom Hunting on drums, and Jack Gibson on bass. In 2014, EXODUS closed the first half of the year with stellar performances at Kirk Hammett’s Fear FestEvil and Rock On The Range, as well as a groundbreaking tour with fellow thrash legends Slayer and Suicidal Tendencies. To date, EXODUS has released nine studio albums, two live albums, and one compilation. Their most recent release, Exhibit B: The Human Condition, debuted in the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart in 2010.

Visit EXODUS online at www.EXODUSATTACK.com.



Saturday, October 4, 2014

Chicago punks Dead On TV will celebrate the release of the EP Creeper with a show at Township on Saturday, Oct. 18

Chi, IL Live Shows on Our Radar
Dead on TV (Record Release)
(Aboriginal Rock)

mPshows.com Presents
Dead on TV (Record Release)
/ Crude Humor / Happy99 / Off Color

Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 6:00 PM CDT (6:00 PM Doors)
Township, Chicago, IL





ALL AGES!
Record release show for Dead On TV's new EP, CREEPER! 



DEAD ON TV
Shit Show New-Wave Garage Punk From Chicago, Dead on TV has stroked audiences all over the nation with their brand of explosive new-wave punk narcissism. This sound, coupled with the smash and grab disruption of lead singer Dan Evans, the brutal machine-like ineptness of drummer Vince Mcaley, the pounding low end of synth player Mike Bradberry and a complete and heinous disregard for the life of guitar player Corey Devlin has resulted in some of the most epically offensive shows ever removed from youtube for violation of community standards.

CRUDE HUMOR
Nik, Omar, and Bradley were born as siamese triplets. We found Luke later on. He was a prom night dumpster baby.

HAPPY99
Punk Rock/Alternative/Whatever you think we are band band from Chicago.


OFF COLOR


Thursday, July 10, 2014

NEW RELEASE: DEVO The Men Who Make The Music / Butch Devo & The Sundance Gig available on DVD and Digital Formats on August 12

What We're Watching:

       Classic DEVO live in 1978-79 
philosophy and more!

Click here to see Rolling Stone premieres "Too Much Paranoia" clip



Here at ChiIL Live Shows we dig DEVO. We grew up with their music and they were still fanstastic when we saw them tour with Blondie on the Whip It To Shreds Tour.  This new DVD/digital release is a must have for any serious music collector. Why?

It's in demand: The original VHS it's based on goes for hundreds of dollars! 

It's subversive:  Originally shelved by Time Life due to concerns about its anti-music industry content.

It's a slice of music history:  Some of the earliest professionally shot footage of DEVO And Bonus film: 1996 Sundance Film Festival live show featuring early DEVO songs

The Men Who Make the Music combines concert footage from DEVO's 1978 tour with music videos and interstitials featuring a vague story about DEVO's rocky relationship with "Big Entertainment." 

As for the bonus program, Butch Devo and the Sundance Gig, Jerry Casale says, "In January of '96, we closed Sundance Film Festival. We wore 20s style prison suits and dished out classic DEVO songs to an unsuspecting audience of Hollywood elite."



Track Listing
  • Jocko Homo (Music video, taken from "The Truth About De-evolution")
  • General Boy 1
  • Wiggly World (Live)
  • General Boy 2
  • The Day My Baby Gave Me A Surprise (Music video)
  • Roll Out The Barrel (AKA "Rod Rooter's Big Reamer")
  • Praying Hands (live)
  • General Boy 3
  • Uncontrollable Urge (Live)
  • (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (Music video)
  • General Boy 4
  • Jocko Homo (Live, partial performance)
  • Secret Agent Man (Music video, take from "The Truth About De-evolution")
  • Smart Patrol / Mr. DNA (Live)
  • Come Back Jonee (Music Video)
  • General Boy 5
  • Red Eye (Live)
  • Devo Corporate Anthem


Product Details
  • Format: DVD
  • SKU: MVD6055D
  • UPC: 760137605591
  • Street Date: 08/12/14
  • PreBook Date: 07/08/14
  • Label: MVD VISUAL »
  • Genre: Alternative/Punk
  • Run Time: 144 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: 5.1 SURROUND
  • Year of Production: 1981
  • Box Lot: 30
  • Territory: WORLD
  • Language: English


Thursday, May 29, 2014

INCOMING: Ex-Cult at Empty Bottle TONIGHT 21+ #Punk

Chi, IL LIVE Shows on Our Radar:

Returning to the Bottle for their first show here since opening for MAC DEMARCO at last Summer's Pitchfork After Party are Memphis punks EX-CULT, a band we've come to know and love since we came across their debut record in 2012. Released on the esteemed Goner Records and produced by eventual tour partner TY SEGALL, that album was one of the best, most under-appreciated punk releases of the year and you can bet your ass they've outdone themselves with their second LP, Midnight Passenger, out April 29th on Goner. Formerly known as SEX CULT, this seasoned five-piece play ripping punk rock like none other, incorporating angular post-punk, flying saucer fuzz guitar, layers of psychedelic slime and snotty vocals with a bash-your-head-in energy that needs to be seen live to be believed. 




Thu May 29 2014
9:00 PM 21+

$10.00


Chicago noise-punks RUNNING are a band that give very few fucks (if any fucks at all). Their second full length LP, Asshole Savant, released last year via Captcha, is a mess of reverbed-to-heck vocals, pummeling drum and bass, and abrasive, feedback-heavy guitar. RUNNING caught the ears of JOHN DWYER, hunky frontman of THEE OH SEES, and his own Castle Face Records put out the band's third record, Vaguely Ethnic, at the end of last summer. The LP continues RUNNING's path of destruction in and around Chicago, shriveling the tits and testicles of any sniveling boners who try to stand in their way. The trio has a brand spanking new 7-inch out, courtesy of the fine folks at Drag City. Pick it up tonight or at one of your local record stores. 

Local Freak-punk duo EARRING return to the Bottle tonight to open this punk explosion and they've been creating quite a stir around the city the past few months. Luca from the Chicago Reader selected them as one of the Top Chicago Bands of 2013, saying "Their lean, simple pop hooks, blasted through a tower of warm guitar amps and drenched in a droney, melancholy vibe, make for the year's prettiest, most irresistible collection of songs from a young local band." Included in Luca's list were some other local favorites DISAPPEARS and OOZING WOUND, so these fellas are in damn fine company.


Memphis' Ex-Cult are one of the most exciting punk bands in the US. Their latest record Midnight Passenger 
is the result of a never ending obsession with the open road.

While touring with the likes of Ty Segall and the OBN III's, Ex-Cult perfected their own brand of psych tinged 
proto-punk, helmed by wild eyed, sneering frontman Chris Shaw. Pitchfork: Advance streamed the band's latest LP 
"Midnight Passenger" noting, "The production opens up the band's sound exponentially. 
Nothing's remotely muffled, so the guitars jump out a little faster, and Shaw's voice is given more of a spotlight.
" You can check out Ex-Cult's Ty Segall produced Record Store Day version of "Ties You Up" on Pitchfork here!




Ex-Cult Stream "Midnight Passenger" LP 
On Pitchfork Advance
Out April 29th On Goner Records 
On Tour This Spring


Tour
05-02 Memphis, TX - Hi-Tone *
05-16 Nashville, TN - The End
05-17 Atlanta, GA - 529
05-18 Durham, NC - The Pinhook
05-19 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
05-20 Washington, DC - DC 9
05-21 Philadelphia, PA - Black Box
05-22 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge ^
05-24 Beacon, NY - Quinns
05-26 Cambridge, MA - Middle East Upstairs
05-28 Cleveland, OH - Happy Dog
05-29 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle #
05-30 Iowa City, IA - Firecracker 500 Festival 
* w/ Sector Zero and Gimp Teeth
^ w/ Pampers
# w/ Running



Praise For Ex-Cult:
"'The album suddenly feels vital and electric" --Pitchfork

"Not A Threat” is also crisp and streamlined, its guitar tracks locking into mechanical combustion fits while Chris Shaw barks with swaggering unhinged authority" --Stereogum

"It's all about the live show, and, without a doubt, Ex-Cult has that blindfolded, on one-leg and with their arms tied behind them." --NOISEY

"[Midnight Passenger's] title track, a relentless mix of propeller-chop guitar, churning noise-rock squall, and monotone taunts.” – SPIN

“Singer Chris Shaw is a classic punk frontman, wild-eyed and always on the edge" --Brooklyn Vegan

“Memphis punk outfit Ex-Cult is twisting the genre into new shapes on their self-titled debut.” – MTV Hive


Ex-Cult's Midnight Passenger is the result of a never ending obsession with the open road. It's the sound of five people spending the last year in countless dive bars, disgusting motel rooms and on dozens of dirty floors.  Since recording with Ty Segall in 2012 the band hasn't come up for air, putting four US tours and tons of weekend trips under their belt with the likes of OBN III's, Captive and Ty Segall.
It was in these dive bars across the USA that Ex-Cult truly found their sound. While some of the songs were played for audiences as early as January of 2013, it wasn't until a West Coast tour in June that the blue print for Midnight Passenger really started to take form. Taking pieces of every tour back home with them, the band began to hone a sound that captured the desperation of the first record, while being careful to integrate new techniques of negative noise.
Recorded by Doug Easley in January of 2014, Midnight Passenger is comprised of ten songs that were meant to be heard together, each one following a different, damaged storyline. The buzz-saw guitars, kraut rock rhythm section and sneering vocals are all still present, but with Midnight Passenger, Ex-Cult has added a few layers of psychedelic slime to their sound.


"Midnight Passenger" Track Listing:


Side A

Shattered Circle
Ties You Up
Midnight Passenger
Confusion Hill
Catholic Entries

Side B
Flickering Eyes
Venice Illusion
Sid Visions
Not A Threat
Lights Out Club

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Midnight Passenger is out on Goner Records on April 29th 2014.
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