Tuesday October 13th, 2009

Everybody's Scene - The story of CT's Anthrax Club Book
Pre-Orders and promo video trailer

The book is at the printer! The new website is live, and pre-orders are now being taken. Here is your chance to pre-order the book at a discounted price. Plus there is also an option to get the book and a limited edition, pre-order only t-shirt package deal.

The new website includes a few page spread visuals, pre-order package deals, and a promo video trailer that, I am sure will get you psyched for the book. Jim Martin, famed Anthrax era flyer artist, designed a limited edition t-shirt for those interested in a package deal, this will only be available through this pre-order offer.


BOOK RELEASE PARTY: November 27th in New Haven CT at Café 9 (http://www.cafenine.com). Lost Generation and Powersurge will re-unite to blast thru sets like it was 1989 (there could be one more band as well). Free food, door prizes/give-aways (Revelation Records, Equal Vision Records, Livewire Records, Brass City Tattoo, Shopshogun Screen Printing, Smorgasbord Records, and more), books for sale, a family re-union of sorts, etc. Details are still being worked out and will be announced shortly. There will also be a smaller all ages event earlier that day in CT as well, again details need worked out.

Book Notes:
- A complete history of the club
- Forward by Moby
- Preface by Porcell
- Complete gig list from 1982 - 1990
- Over 225 never before seen photographs
- 208 pages, 7.0" x 10.0", perfect bound book

Wednesday October 7th, 2009

Radio Active? Changes at WNHU raise questions of identity...
By Brian LaRue


Monday September 14th, 2009

On Thursday August 27th we had The Rabble Rousers Live in the studio! If you missed it, it's now archived on the radio show web site! Just click here!

Friday September 4th, 2009

 On May 29th, 2001 I started a weekly hardcore/punk college radio show on WNHU 88.7FM in West Haven, CT called The Anti-Emo Empire! I stated on the web site from the beginning that "I will continue to do the show as long as it remains fun and it is being appreciated by the radio station and the listeners". 

 Over the past 8 years I have witnessed a lot of changes at WNHU as well as experiencing a multitude of changes in my personal life. Most of the major changes have occurred within the past two years and they have seemed to significantly decrease the fun involved with doing the show.

 Many people are unaware of exactly how much time that actually goes into doing a weekly radio show. Countless hours each week spent listening to records and songs to make sure that there are no curse words and/or inappropriate content that does not fit into the FCC/WNHU standards. Compiling a weekly live show list, maintaining a web site, a Myspace page and a Facebook page for the radio show, etc., etc.. I have to admit that over the past 8 years my eyes would light up and I would smile like a kid in a candy store each and every time I pulled a new release out of the mailbox and my passion for the music is exactly the same as it was back in 1985 when I got into it. I will ultimately miss that feeling and miss doing the show and miss the Anti-Emo Jeff persona, but I do not fear change and I am hopeful that something positive will come out of all of this!

I have decided to relocate to Southern California at the beginning of October and once I am settled in I may get the urge to start up again... If that is the case, you will all definitely be hearing from me!

 I want to thank everyone who has supported the show over the past 8+ years... I could not have done it without you!

  The Anti-Emo Empire! Radio Show signing off...
     Jeff Terranova

Friday August 21st, 2009

On Thursday August 27th we are proud to annouce that local New Haven muscians Bill Collins and Gary "Chops" MacConnie will be Live on the radio show! We will be talking to them about their involvements in music and the local scene as well as having them play some songs from the Rabble Rousers CD Live and stripped down! Be sure to tune in!

If you missed the Peter Cortner (Dag Nasty, Los Vampiros, The Gerunds) interview from last night... it's archived on the radio show web site! Just click here!

Wednesday July 29th, 2009

New Haven Advocate: Music - Stuck in a Corner With... Jeff Terranova!
Check It Out!

Wednesday May 13th, 2009

WNHU has recently been taken over by the Communications Department of The University Of New Haven and they are implementing some new regulations for ALL of the on air DJ's to follow ("all" meaning students and community volunteers).

Microphone breaks are to be no longer than 90 seconds and DJ's are no longer allowed to give you a list of all of the last songs played... DJ's are supposed to direct you to view the WNHU web site for a complete list of last songs played... much like the commercial radio stations do.

These new "rules" will put a damper not only on The Anti-Emo Empire! radio show, but most of the unique programming that WNHU has on its airwaves. Not being able to talk about the bands and the songs that are played kills the vibe of my entire radio show and takes away from the spirit that has been there over the past 8 years!

I urge everyone to contact the General Manager, the Station Manager and the Program Director at the station and voice your opinion on this matter. Let them know if you like the new format or if you dislike the new format, and why?
General Manager: Bryan Lane
Station Manager: Chris Cerami
Program Director: Michael Valente

203.479.8800 select the extension for General Manager, Station Manager or Program Director


Thursday December 18th, 2008

A few weeks ago the New Haven Advocate contacted me and asked me to pick some local CT cds that came out in 2008 that I thought were worthy of talking about.

Here is what I submitted, in no particular order:

v/a "It Happened But Nobody Noticed" 2xCD, Gustav Records
1982 vinyl to 2008 double CD and sadly I still don't think anybody outside of the New Haven area noticed!

The Pist "Ideas Are Bulletproof" (Re-issue) CD and "Input Equals Output" CD, Havoc Records
One of Connecticut's most popular Punk band's musical efforts all compiled onto 2 cds... priceless!

The Reducers "Guitars, Bass & Drums", Rave On Records
1st new studio album from New London's legendary punkers since 1995 and it rocks as hard as if it was still 1984!

The Black Noise Scam "Pop Songs For Us Rejects", Self Released
Liam Burke R.I.P., your legend lives on! Snotty Punk/Hardcore at it's finest!

Soul Reapin' 3 "...To Die For", Self Released
It's about time Connecticut had a good Psychobilly/Punk band!

Hand Grenade Serenade "A Black Market Band" CD, Son Of Bronson
Eclectic mix of Punk/Folk/Rock/Indie with well thought out and meaningful lyrics... truly unique band!

Be sure to check out The New Haven Advocate to see what they printed!!

Close to Home, Close to Perfection
Dashing through the discs: A look back at some standout CDs from Connecticut bands in 2008


Thursday December 4th, 2008

Dave Brown of Vicious Circle Records and author of the book Adult Crash will be live on the air talking about his brand new book on Thursday January 8th, 2009! Scroll down to the Monday October 13th, 2008
news for more info on the book and how to order it!

The Pist Discography 2X LP and CD is finally out!

This is the long awaited re-released catalog from Connecticut's, THE PIST.
You can purchase them from the bands online store:

Here's what the record label (Havoc Records) has to say about these releases:

Ideas Are Bulletproof (Re-issue) CD and LP:

"Ideas are Bulletproof is the quintessential Pist release if you've never heard the Pist, this is the place to start. If you remember these guys and were up front at the shows like me you'll remember all these songs Still Pist, New School, Textbook Salvation, the Customer Is Always Right etc. The Pist combined hard driving punk in the Blitz tradition with gut level lyrics that were simple and to the point, but very well thought out. In fact, I still think the Pist had some of the very best lyrics EVER. At first they seem rather simplistic, but when you listen a few more times you see that Al had a real gift for getting to the heart of serious issues with a great clarity and humor that is lacking in so many punk lyrics. Havoc has also re issued all the rest of the Pist's recorded material as "Input equals Output" on CD and LP, don't pass on these as the Pist put some of their best tracks on comps and split and were quite prolific."

Album One:

First of two Lps collecting all the recorded work of the Pist. The Pist were noteworthy for putting some of their best songs on splits and comps (as opposed to their worst songs as is the case with most bands) As a result these two LPs (or one CD) worth of 7" and comp tracks feature some of the best Pist material as opposed to the leftovers and out takes. This is the first of Two LPs and containts the classic Destroy Society 7", the Pist tracks from the split with Malachi Krunch, Punk USA, and Pogo Attack comp tracks. There's also some unreleased demo tracks and a few covers as a bonus.

Album Two:

Second volume of the Pist discography, more of the great fist pumping punk rock of the Pist. This LP features comp tracks from the Pestilence box set, the Start a Riot comp Lp, the split ep with Brutally Familiar, the split 7" with Against All Authority, the split ep with Half Empty, and comp tracks from Stealing the Pocket, Satisfaction Guaranteed and Dangerously Unstable comps.


Here are all the Pist tracks from comps, demos, splits and 7"s compiled on one CD. (also available on two LPs) The Pist will long be remembered for their straight ahead and catchy punk and defiant but insightful lyrics. 36 tracks total.

Monday October 13th, 2008

Adult Crash Book/7”

By Dave Brown/Vicious Circle Records

This is an 88 page photobook, over 400 photos taken during the last 20 years by Dave Brown!

It comes with a 7" of 'newer' bands that are in the book doing cover songs of 'old' bands that are also in the book...
DOWN TO NOTHING covering 'Price Of Silence' by Four Walls Falling with guest vocals by TAYLOR from 4 Walls Falling...
KILL YOUR IDOLS covering 'The Edge' by Token Entry...
THE SLUMLORDS covering 'Right Wing Hype' by Gut Instinct with guest vocals from Sab from Gut Instinct...
CLOAK/DAGGER covering 'Escape from Your Society' by WarZone...
All 4 songs are EXCLUSIVE to this release... and are the final recordings from KYI & The Slumlords, recorded just prior to them breaking up.

Also included in the book are anecdotes written just for my book by John Joseph(The Cro-Mags), Chaka Malik(Burn), Paul Bearer(Sheer Terror), Shawn Brown(Swiz), Taylor Steele(4 Walls Falling), Malcolm Tent(Trash American Style), Rob Fish(Release/108), Walter Schreifels(Gorilla Biscuits/Quicksand), Jon Field(Up Front), Jeff Perlin(Breakdown/Slumlords), and many others! Each person talks about surviving the adult crash of grown up life while still loving this music they grew up as fans of, and every one is great!

This book is a split release with Vicious Circle Records and Six Feet Under Records..

Both will have the WHITE vinyl version (150 pressed), which is the pre-order version.
Once those sell out, they will have BLUE vinyl (350 pressed) for mailorder.
After that, the remaining records are on black vinyl (1,000 pressed).
You will not be able to get the colored vinyl from anyone but Vicious Circle Records or Six Feet Under Records.

The postpaid prices are:
$22(rest of the world)

Tuesday August 19th, 2008

I am happy to announce that on Thursday September 18th Nathan Nedorostek and Anthony Pappalardo will be live in the studio with me talking about their upcoming book "Radio Silence: A Selected Visual History of American Hardcore Music". The book hits the streets on September 30th, 2008. Check out http://www.radiosilencebook.com/

Radio Silence: A Selected Visual History of American Hardcore Music

By Nathan Nedorostek and Anthony Pappalardo

Hardcore music emerged just after the first wave of punk rock in the late 1970s. American punk kids who loved the speed and attitude of punk took hold of its spirit, got rid of the “live fast, die young” mind-set and made a brilliant revision: hardcore. The dividing line between punk and hardcore music was in the delivery: less pretense, less melody, and more aggression. This urgency seeped its way from the music into the look of hardcore. There wasn’t time to mold your liberty spikes or shine your Docs, it was jeans and T-shirts, Chuck Taylors and Vans. The skull and safety-pin punk costume was replaced by hi-tops and hooded sweatshirts. Jamie Reid’s ransom note record cover aesthetic gave way to black-and-white photographs of packed shows accompanied by bold and simple typography declaring things like: The Kids Will Have Their Say, and You’re Only Young Once.

Radio Silence documents the ignored space between the Ramones and Nirvana through the words and images of the pre-Internet era where this community built on do-it-yourself ethics thrived. Authors Nathan Nedorostek and Anthony Pappalardo have cataloged private collections of unseen images, personal letters, original artwork, and various ephemera from the hardcore scene circa 1978-1993. Unseen photos lay next to hand-made t-shirts and original artwork brought to life by the words of their creators and fans. Radio Silence includes over 500 images of unseen photographs, illustrations, rare records, t-shirts, and fanzines presented in a manner that abandons the aesthetic clichés normally employed to depict the genre and lets the subject matter speak for itself. Contributions by Jeff Nelson, Dave Smalley, Walter Schreifels, Cynthia Connolly, Pat Dubar, Gus Peña, Rusty Moore, and Gavin Ogelsby with an essay by Mark Owens.

About the Authors
Nathan Nedorostek is an art director living in Brooklyn, New York. Having previously worked for a number of large design studios, Nathan is most comfortable straddling the line between art and commerce. Nathan’s previous books include: All I Can Give You Is Everything, and Eulogy for Marissa Cooper.

Anthony Pappalardo wrote for Slap magazine from 1997 to 2002. He has been published in Alternative Press, Mass Appeal and Magnet since then. Anthony’s previous music projects include Ten Yard Fight, In My Eyes and Get Down. He currently records as the Italian Horn.

Tuesday July 29th, 2008

At noon on Thursday July 31st, 2008 WNHU will officially launch it's brand new web site! Check it out http://www.wnhu.net
The new site is fully interactive... you can view songs as they are being played... you can see who is on the air... you can check out past playlists from ALL of the shows on the station... you can check out the weekly charts... and more! A big thanks to Zack Rosen for getting this up and running smoothly!

The Anti-Emo Empire! Radio show will be taking on a co-host starting in early August, 2008. We have always strived to make this radio show the best that it can be and after 7 years I feel that it's time to take the show to the next level. A few years ago I would receive phone requests from a Katie in New Haven... as she became more comfortable calling in, she told me that she had a new radio show on WSIN out of Southern University in New Haven called Dead Air. I viewed the Myspace page for the show and listed in her "heroes" section was the logo for The Anti-Emo Empire! and my name. WOW! Could I have really influenced someone to do their own hc/punk radio show? That was damn cool! Over the past few years Katie Vicious has become a friend and I thought what better than to take her into the Empire as a co-host. I mean we are an Empire, right?!?! I am 100% confident that Katie's radio experience, coupled with her youthful enthusiasm and shear love for all kinds of hc/punk is going to add an amazing dimension to the radio show. Not to mention take a lot of weight and stress off of my shoulders each week. Be sure to check out Katie and her radio show!

Some of you know that I have had a working relationship with Mass Movement Zine from Whales for many years now. Well, the fine folks at Mass Movement have run my H20 interview with Toby Morse that originally Aired on The Anti-Emo Empire! radio show 8/14/06 in their most recent issue #22. Check it out... http://massmovement.co.uk/

Mass Movement issue #23 is slated for this winter and it's going to be a special 10 year anniversary issue. There are plans to run the John Stabb and Dave Smalley interviews that were originally aired on the radio show in this issue... so stay tuned!

Lastly, Most of you should already know this, but in case you don't...
I play bass in No Image! http://www.myspace.com/noimage and http://www.noimagect.com
I am also currently playing bass in The Symbionts. http://www.myspace.com/thesymbionts The Myspace page has not been updated and the current set list is a little heavier than in the past!
My first band that we formed back in 1986 was Up Front http://www.myspace.com/upfront and http://www.up-front.org
I played guitar in Windfall for a bunch of years http://www.myspace.com/windfallgo
I have been running Smorgasbord Records since 1996 http://www.myspace.com/smorgasbordrex and http://www.smorgasbordrecords.com
My band mates in No Image and I run Shady Street Rehersal Studio http://www.myspace.com/shadystreet

The Anti-Emo Empire! is just one aspect of my life long passion for hc/punk!!

Friday April 25th, 2008

Check out the May 2008 issue of Performer Magazine Northeast

Sunday April 6th, 2008

TONS of new DVD reviews/features added! Check them out on the Reviews page!

v/a It Happened... But Nobody Noticed (double CD)

It Happened But Nobody Noticed/Temps Supplémentarie
Connecticut lies between New York City and Boston. In the 1970’s and 1980’s “punk” era, it was on the front line with the enormous changes taking place in music emanating from both those metropolises. In New Haven, Ron’s Place, Brother’s III, Oxford Ale House, were the hot spots. Statewide, other establishments like New London’s El & Gee, The Shandy Gaff in Devon, and Bridgeport’s Hotel St. George, were hosts to a diverse and exciting collection of musicians determined to be heard on their own terms.

In 1982 Gustav Records issued the compilation LP “It Happened But Nobody Noticed” containing 13 bands chronicling this fertile concentration of creativity. The album stood for over 25 years as a testament to the impressive talents of this Connecticut musical collective. Although this recording has become a treasured artifact, it could only tell part of the story. Now in 2008, another chapter is written with the release of “It Happened But Nobody Noticed/Temps Supplémentaire". 13 more great bands from the golden age of Southern Connecticut music join the original recordings on this two CD package.

In celebration of this event, Gustav Records is presenting a night of music at Cafe Nine, (250 State St., New Haven, CT 06511 203-789-8281) featuring performers representing many of the bands contributing to the project. We expect members of the Poodle Boys, No Music, Hot Bodies, Saucers, The Furors, Stratford Survivors, Subdueds, The Plan, Dada Banks, Valley Of Kings, The Excerpts, and others to be there to entertain you and once again flex the muscle of the New Haven Scene. The show is Friday, April 25th, starting at 8pm.

You can purchase a copy at Independisc.com!

Friday February 29th, 2008

Mike Conley (M.I.A. Singer) R.I.P.
This is from the Chicago Tribune
Cook County sheriff’s police launched a death investigation after a California man was found dead in a hotel parking lot in unincorporated Leyden Township early Thursday.
Michael Conley, of Costa Mesa, Calif., was found unresponsive at 5:40 a.m. by a person staying in the hotel in the 2300 block of North Mannheim Road, sheriff’s police spokeswoman Penny Mateck said. He appeared to have suffered head injuries.
Conley was taken to Gottlieb Memorial Hospital in Melrose Park, where he was pronounced dead at 6:25 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Mike leaves behind 2 young daughters, a wife, and another daughter who is in college.

Friday February 22nd, 2008

Tons of new pictures added to the Pics section!
No Image Jan 22nd, 2008 @ Daniel Street, Milford, CT / No Image Jan 18th, 2008 @ O'Brien's Pub, Allston, MA / No Image and The Haymarket Martyrs Jan 4th, 2008 @ the Green Room, Bridgeport, CT / No Image, Punch (ex Rude Awakening) and Oiltanker Dec 15th, 2007 @ Cafe Nine, New Haven, CT / No Image Nov 17th, 2007 @ The Living Room, Providence, RI / No Image and Darkbuster Oct 13th, 2007 @ Rudy's, New Haven, CT / No Image Oct 6th, 2007 @ The Webster Underground, Hartford, CT

Best Of The New Haven Advocate Reader's Poll 2008
Be sure to vote for THE ANTI-EMO EMPIRE! for BEST college Radio Show and WNHU for Best College Radio Station! http://www.newhavenadvocate.com/ballot/index.cfm?pid=40
Remember, in order for your vote to count you must vote in at least 20 categories... you can do it!

WNHU Annual Phone-a-thon starts on Sunday and lasts for 2 weeks... so be ready to call in and pledge some money so that WNHU can stay on the air another year...

Wednesday August 29th, 2007
CBGB Founder Hilly Kristal Dies At Age 75!

click on the following link to go to the CMJ article http://www.cmj.com/articles/display_article.php?id=44547369

Connecticut Hardcore steppin' up for John Stabb benefit!
Sun Sept 23rd Benefit for John Stabb with Pup Tent, L.O.J., Alive At Last, No Image, 76% Uncertain and Government Re-Issue (featuring John Stabb, Tom Lyle, William Knapp, and Brian Baker) @ The Rock N Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE, Washington, DC / 8:00 PM / All Ages

Poodle Boys Reuinion pictures are up!

Wednesday August 22nd, 2007
The Poodle Boys will be live on The Anti-Emo Empire! Thursday night 8/23!

So be sure to tune in from 8-10PM EST!!
WNHU Radio!

Poodle Boys Reunion with the Furors and the Danglers! this Sat night @ Café Nine, 250 State Street, New Haven, CT (21+)
Check out The Poodle Boys Café Nine Reunion Promo! AND
The Poodle Boys on Myspace!

Friday August 10th, 2007
Starting Aug 23rd the radio show will be cutting back to 2 hours!

We have had a 3 hour run for the past few years and now it's time to make room for another punk/hardcore show to follow after The Anti-Emo Empire!... bringing 4 straight hours of hardcore/punk to the WNHU airwaves each Thursday night!

The Anti-Emo Empire! 8-10 PM Thursday nights followed by O.B.G.Y.N. from 10-Midnight!
Also, Wed nights starting Aug 29th will be Mental Breakdown from 8-10 PM. Playing Hardcore and punk!

Thursday August 9th, 2007
John Stabb of Government Issue Benefit Shows

I have spoken about it on the air but have not had the time to post about it here on the site until now... if you do not already know what happened to John, here is the story! Be sure to check out the links!

On Tuesday, 7/17/07, our dear friend John Stabb was physically assaulted, just a block away from his home, by a group of 5 teenage thugs. John will be undergoing extensive facial reconstructive surgery starting on Sunday, 7/22/07.
With mounting medical bills, potential lost wages and limited insurance benefits we are pulling together all our resources in an effort to limit this burden for John and his wife Mika.
Please check back often, as new information will be added to this website as soon as it is received.

Also check out John's posts on the Daghouse Message board to read about what he is and has been going through...

Wednesday May 2nd, 2007
Ian Keeler R.I.P.!

I found out today that an old friend Ian Keeler, lead singer of the Danbury CT band Dismay was found dead in his home yesterday morning.
I set up a little "makeshift" memorial page that represents how I remember Ian! Sadly, I do not have any pics of the two of us together...
check it out...

Monday April 30th, 2007
CIV interview in print

If anyone is interested, Mass Movement Zine transcribed and printed the CIV interview that aired on the radio show back on 5/22/06.
If you missed it... you can listen anytime here...

be sure to check out the zine...


Friday April 6th, 2007
Fox 61's segment on Connecticut Fun!

Direct: http://fox61.trb.com/news/local/newsstaff/wtic-jimaltman-flashplayer,0,2485170.htmlstory?coll=wtic-home-marketplace
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTGVd5LgIrQ

Read about the recent legislation to get this song recognized as the official state punk rock song.

Monday, March 26th, 2007
Redscroll Records will be opening in beautiful downtown Wallingford on April 12th.

Redscroll Records
24 North Colony Street
Wallingford, CT 06492

Store Hours (starting April 12th):
Monday 12PM/Noon-9PM
Tuesday 12PM/Noon-9PM
Wednesday 12PM/Noon-9PM
Thursday 12PM/Noon-9PM
Friday 12PM/Noon-9PM
Saturday 12PM/Noon-9PM
Sunday 12PM/Noon-9PM

Monday, March 19th, 2007
WNHU Phone-A-Thon

As some of you may already know, we are in the midst of our annual WNHU Phone-A-Thon. For only 2 weeks out of the entire year we ask our listeners and supporters for their help. We are a non-commercial, non-profit station...and every dollar received goes to help the station run on a day to day basis.

$15.00 donation gets you a cool WNHU t-shirt!
$30.00 gets you a CD of your choice (from our list of Punk/Hardcore premiums)!
So not only is your money going to a great cause (keeping us on the air!) but you're getting something in return for your donation! You can't beat that!

Please, show your support for the best non-profit, non-commercial station in the area... and show your support for The Anti-Emo Empire! by making a tax deductible donation Thursday night (3/22) DURING SHOW HOURS (8-11pm). If you cannot do so this Thursday night, there's always next Thursday night (3/29) as well.

The Phone-A-Thon number is: 203-934-WNHU

All donations are tax-deductible...and you do not even need the money now. You can make a pledge, and WNHU will send you a form in the mail with a self addressed stamped envelope to send back to us the with payment at a later date.

Help us keep all the great WNHU programming on the air!

As always, thanks so much for your continued support!

Monday, February 26th, 2007

The Anti-Emo Empire! Radio Interviews are once again available for you to listen to. There is a link from the main page or you can check them out here...

Monday, February 19th, 2007

Trash American Style in Danbury, CT forced out!

Trash American Style in Danbury, CT, a long standing record store and staple of the CT hardcore/punk scene for the past 20 years is being
forced out of their 12 Mill Plain Road location. The store has been one of the biggest supporters of Smorgasbord Records since day one and we will all be affected by this. Below is an email sent by one of the stores owners, Malcolm Tent

First the good news: Danbury has gained a bigger print shop.

Now the bad news: Danbury is losing a cultural mecca. Thrown to the curb like........well, like....TRASH!!

Effective May 1st, 2007, Trash American Style will no longer be able to conduct retail operations at 12 Mill Plain Road. It’s official. Not a rumor. Tell everybody. We must stress that this is NOT because of bad business or hard times. If we had our druthers, we’d stay here at 12 Mill Plain Road forever. We love this location. It has been very good to us for 17+ years. Due to circumstances way beyond our control, and with little time to effectively plan any strategy, we are forced into action.

Kathy and I are going to stay in business, just in a different fashion for the time being. You’ll be seeing us at record shows, flea markets, colleges, festivals, gigs, vacant lots, and assorted roadsides all over the Northeast. Those of you across the globe will see plenty of Trash action on Ebay and elsewhere on the internet. There will probably be a storefront again, we just don’t know when.

Right now, we’re starting to discount a lot of the merchandise. You’ve seen how much stuff we have and we need to get rid of a lot of it. Shop at Trash and get it while you can.

Please send us your contact information if we don’t already have it. An email or snail mail address will be very helpful to us because we want to keep everybody informed as our situation develops. You can always check trashamericanstyle.com for updates!

Kathy and I want you to know that we love each and every one of you. You’ve given us the best 20 years that we could possibly ask for and we’re grateful to all of you for letting us serve you this whole time. We are not defeated and we will not be stopped. Our journey continues, just down a different path than the one we would have chosen. We hope to see you as much as possible along the path. LONG LIVE TRASH AMERICAN STYLE!

...Malcolm Tent

Sunday, January 28th, 2007

Sunday, January 21st, 2007
Early Social Distortion bassist ID'd in wreck

Officials say that Brent Liles of Fullerton was bicyclist killed in Placentia crash.
The Orange County Register

PLACENTIA – Officials on Saturday identified Brent Liles of Fullerton, former bass guitarist in one of the region's most influential punk rock bands, Social Distortion, as the bicyclist killed by a big rig on Thursday.

Liles played bass on the group's groundbreaking "Mommy's Little Monster" recording in 1983 and went on to play with other well-known Orange County punk acts such as the group Agent Orange. He was 43.

"Brent was a fun-loving guy who approached his bass playing with a lot of enthusiasm and that made him a lot of fun to be around," said Frank Agnew, a fellow musician and friend.

Liles, wearing casual clothing, was riding a small dirt bicycle westbound on Orangethorpe Avenue just after 11:30 a.m. Thursday, California Highway Patrol officials said.

As he entered the crosswalk at the Orange (57) Freeway, a big rig carrying a trailer turned right onto the on-ramp and accelerated, hitting Liles. He was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said.

The driver, Javier Lopez of Rancho Cucamonga, was turning on a green light. He was not immediately cited, CHP officials said. The crash is still being investigated.

Liles joined Social Distortion in 1981 after a tumultuous beginning for the band, whose original members came from Fullerton and Huntington Beach.

He was recruited to play bass on "Mommy's Little Monster," which quickly brought the band national acclaim for its hard-driving music, raw vocals and themes of suburban alienation.

Orange County Register pop music critic Ben Wener called the album a "fundamental work" that set the groundwork for the West Coast punk rock scene.

Liles was featured in the limited-release film "Another State of Mind," which documented the band's early struggles on the road touring the United States and Canada in a pieced-together tour van.

Fed up with the band's internal turmoil, Liles abruptly left Social Distortion with drummer Derek O'Brien during a legendary New Year's Eve gig in 1983. The band soldiered on and garnered more widespread fame and even some pop-radio success under original frontman Mike Ness.

Ness did not return a phone call to his management company seeking comment.

Fans of Social Distortion said Liles was an important part of the band's history and he'll be sadly missed. The band's guitarist Dennis Dannell, who played with Liles, died of a brain aneurism in February 2000. The band continues on with a new lineup.

"I think most people think of Social D. and they think of Mike Ness. But they never could be what they are without some great supporting characters like Brent," said Sara Pendergast, 41, a longtime fan of the band.

"For people who love their music, it's like losing a member of the extended family."

January 17th, 2007

Johnny Flattop will be guest hosting the show on Thursday January 25th from 8-10 PM. So be sure to tune in to the Johnny Flattop Empire!

Cinder Bischoff (also known as Cinder Block) Designs In Ink Art Gallery Store is a new shop up in the East Bay Hill's community of Montclair (Oakland). The store features Cinders screen printed canvas art pieces, as well as some vintage clothing, t-shirts, collectibles and more. It is just a bit off the freeway, near Montclair Village, 7-11 & next to a coffee shop cafe.

From S.F. you take 580 toward Hayward then 24 toward Walnut Creek then 13 toward Hayward and exit on Thornhill Dr./ Morgaga Blvd. Turn left at the light and a few blocks down on the right at 5772 Thornhill Dr. Oakland, CA 94611 Call ahead 510-962-3939

Open noon-6pm everyday!! (Well we try anyway, CALL FIRST!!)

And yes we carry TILT, RETCHING RED, OPPRESSED LOGIC & LAST ROUND UP shirts and cds also! But ask for the special RR merchandise!!

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