A great band just became even greater as Boston punk unit The Dropkick Murphys announced via their official Twitter that they’ve so far raised $65,000 for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings selling a freshly designed t-shirt for the cause on their website. The front is the Boston skyline below “For Boston” and the back reads ”Thank you, to all who purchased this shirt. All proceeds go to the victims and families of the Boston Marathon bombings. Love, Dropkick Murphys.”
Pre-orders are accepted and they ship not only within the US, but also to Europe and Australia. All proceeds are going to the families – the band isn’t keeping one cent. Order yours here.
UPDATE: The band announced via their official page on Facebook that they/their fans in fact have raised more than $100,000 within the first 24 hours. It was also quite moving reading that the Richard Family from Dorchester actually have ties to the band.
copyright Sellergren Design 2013!
Make sure you head over and check out the Kickstarter campaign for They Call Me Superseven as me and producer/creator Robert Griffith decided to sweeten the deal by offering every backer a free download of Call Me Greenhorn‘s They Call Me Superseven OST album! Yeah, not only are you doing the production a great service, you also get screen credit plus some nice tune-age for your computer, iPod etc. to enjoy while basking in your new found celluloid glory. Check it out here.
Speaking of the album: The stats on Bandcamp are quite impressive, and I’m thrilled to see the sounds are getting spread all over the dang planet. A bit frustrating when it comes to Twitter though as I’ve found out it’s damn near impossible finding any post pointing people in your direction – I’m a nerd and really want to send out thank-you notes to those that actually take their time to promote my music. Still available here and there’s also a sample track on my SoundCloud:
copyright Sellergren Design 2013!
Check it out: A new design created for my pal Troy Church and the rest of the crew over at The Bigfoot Diaries to commemorate their launching of their radio show will be made available as a limited-edition 4-color poster in the near future. It was announced on their Twitter earlier today.
The size is 11 x 17″ and even though I don’t know what it’ll cost or when it’s going to be made available, I suggest you send off a message on their official Facebook page or via their blog to reserve your copy today. Like now.
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Well, this is spreading like a wildfire underground; It seems like rapper/anger management poster boy Chris Brown decided to sport the same sort of leather jacket I myself wore 24/7 as a teen. All the classic bands are there – The Exploited, D.R.I., Corrosion of Conformity‘s skull, one of my own personal faves Suicidal Tendencies etc. etc. Hardcore is hip baby! The kids are lapping it up like kittens at a bowl of cream! Makes me wonder when Sony is gonna gimme a call about Gå Vidare till Norrmalmstorg‘s EP Blästrad! having 24.000+ visitors so far on Bandcamp.
Well, the bands themselves have been reacting to this. Above shows Municipal Waste‘s reply on Twitter, but it seems the whole thing started with D.R.I.’s reply on their Facebook yesterday:
Thanks for the free publicity/advertising Chris brown,we guess, but you are still a fucking loser. Wonder how much he paid for the jacket….or if he even knows any of the bands!
And FYI I’m not kidding about GVtN’s statistics. How about giving the EP a spin here. Oh, and speaking of The Exploited, I played the shit out of this 7″ EP back in the 80s:
Oh no! Oh why! Oh GOD! And some other phrases that sure doesn’t fit in print because I’m aware that ladies read my blog too. Anyway, via Bleeding Cool I was made aware of some details of the script for RoboCop 2013. Apparently Ain’t it Cool ex-contributor Drew McWeeny got hold of the shooting script and decided to share the “highlights” on his Twitter while reading it. Here’s a lil’ taste (and brace yourself):
*The classic ED-209s make an appearance and apparently they were field tested in Iran, where they were used to subdue suicide bombers.
*Once completed they drop “Robocop 3.0″ onto an Al Queda training camp to see what he does.
*Robocop is a Transformer. He goes from “social mode” to “combat mode” and back. Full transformation.
That last point actually gave me a slight brain hemorrhage. This has all the signs of becoming a major turkey. Read more here and check out the Twitter posts here.
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Yay! I’ve been twittered! Or is it tweeted? I gotta admit I’m not that hot on all things Net, but it was a pleasant surprise seeing The Vera Project making a post on Twitter about my blurb about Ian Mackaye‘s Q&A earlier in September. To which I’m much obliged.
Read my post here and check out their Twitter here.
Well, this is cool: The Foo Fighters posted this tweet a couple of hours ago on Twitter supporting Scott Crawford and Jim Saah‘s documentary Salad Days: The Birth of Punk Rock in the Nation’s Capital, due to be completed and released in June 2013.
Great move by Dave Grohl to give a nice push for the project (it’s pretty clear that unlike some other musicians he never forgot his roots), and checking the page on Kickstarter earlier today I was pleasantly surprised to see that the generated sum for the project has risen from about $3000 yesterday to a whopping $14000+ today! Yay!
I was hepped to Daniel ‘DX’ Segura via my friend Nate Tynan who posts his artwork on Facebook with some regularity. Daniel is one of that bartenders/proprietors of San Fransisco bar The Knockout (3223 Mission at Valencia) who also creates the posters for their shows etc. I love his style that has a sort of Peter Bagge-ish comic book quality and just looks great screenprinted (?) with some nice, bright colors.
No official site as of yet, but you can check out his Twitter here, his page on Gigposters here, the club’s website here and if you like the first poster you can get it via the La Luz De Jesus Gallery here. Check him out!