This May I will be going on a 3 week tour of the USA with my good friend (and THUNDER ZONE artist) DJ GEORGE COSTANZA. Once again, I will be backed by THE THUNDER ZONE BAND on this trip.I haven’t gone on tour in around 6 months so of course I am really excited to get in the van and jam all around the USA for anyone that will listen. I will be playing as hard as I can and putting it all on the line in the name of NEW AMERICAN MUSIC.
I probably should be sick/burnt out on playing shows and making music by now, after all the bullshit I’ve swam through over the past decade plus. But you know what? I’m more siked then I’ve ever been. What the fuck do you think about that? NEVER SURRENDER FOREVER.
CAN YOU FEEL THE THUNDER ZONE MOVEMENT?
TOUR DATES BELOW
MAY 6-BROOKLYN, NY @ AKA
MAY 7-CLEVELAND, OH @ NOW THAT’S CLASS
MAY 8-DETROIT, MI @ THE NEW DODGE
MAY 9-STEVENS POINT, WI @ UW-STEVENS POINT
MAY 10-MILWAUKEE, WI @ QUARTERS
MAY 11-IOWA CITY, IA @ GABES
MAY 12-OMAHA, NE @ TBA
MAY 13-KANSAS CITY, KS @ FOKL CENTER
MAY 14-CARBONDALE, IL @ THE SWAMP
MAY 15-NASHVILLE, TN @ THE END
MAY 16-CHICAGO, IL @ THE BURLINGTON
MAY 17-MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ 331 CLUB
MAY 18-MADISON, WI @ BASSETT HOUSE
MAY 19-CINCINNATI, OH @ TACOCRACY
MAY 20-COLUMBUS, OH @ CAFE BOURBON ST
MAY 21-HARRISONBURG, VA @ BLUE NILE
MAY 22-BALTIMORE, MD @ GOLD BAR
MAY 23-PHILADELPHIA, PA @ GOLDEN TEA HOUSE
, AMERICAN MUSIC
, DJ GEORGE COSTANZA
, EAST COAST
, THUNDER ZONE
This fall for the first time ever THE THUNDER ZONE
went on the road. Two weeks of music, video and energy drinks all across North America. Juiceboxxx, Extreme Animals and Schwarz. It was sick. Afterwards, I made 4 short documentaries about the tour and David Wightman from Extreme Animals wrote a tour diary. You can check all of that out right now over at SEX MAGAZINE
Really excited to share this and I couldn’t think of a better place than SEX MAGAZINE to do it. Stay positive and follow your dreams.
JUICEBOXXX/DJ GEORGE COSTANZA “BUSINESS AS USUAL” MAY TOUR DATES COMING SOON.
Tags: AMERICAN MUSIC
, DAVID WIGHTMAN
, DJ GEORGE COSTANZA
, EXTREME ANIMALS
, JACOB CIOCCI
, PAPER RAD
, SEX MAGAZINE
, THUNDER ZONE
A few weeks ago I performed live on the local Milwaukee NBC affiliate TODAY’S TMJ 4
. Needless to say it was a blast and really fucked up. Everything went wrong/right and the ensuing week was nuts. I don’t want to get defensive, but obviously anyone who has heard my music and/or seen my play live knows that there were some serious “technical difficulties” at play that night.
I have never been a part of what you might call a “viral shitstorm” but I guess that’s what happened to me after this performance. I got a lot of hate/love and felt some pretty intense feelings coming my way. I don’t really want to dwell on this minor blip in my insanely long, weird life of music but it is noteworthy. I don’t even want to post a link to the video, but let me just say it got played on a few late night basic cable television shows. Am I making sense?
DO YOU UNDERSTAND THE THUNDER ZONE?
Ego annihilation isn’t a bad thing and I’ve come out of this experience more excited about making and performing music than ever.
Got a raging week in the Heartland on deck. Over the next 5 days I will be doing a lot of DJ sets and one live performance as part of the East Side Music Tour. Especially siked about my DJ set in Chicago at Total Therapy with TEEN WITCH, DAI BURGER and more. So if you are in the Midwest make the trek and ENTER THE THUNDER ZONE because sometimes man this music shit is all we got. I’m typing this as I hang out at a college radio station at 4 AM waiting to do a guest DJ mix so you know that THIS IS NOT A GODDAMN GAME.
Tags: DAI BURGER
, EAST SIDE MUSIC TOUR
, MONDO RADIO
, PONY BOY
, SAT NITE DUETS
, TEEN WITCH
, THE DELPHINES
, THE UPTOWNER
, TODAY'S TMJ 4
I am proud to be working with Vellejo, CA rapper ISSUE
on a new shirt for my label THUNDER ZONE
is the teenage son of the legendary Bay Area rapper E-40
and has a fresh and wild style all his own. We first collaborated together back in 2011 on a track
so there is history here and I couldn’t be happier to have him officially become a part of the no-rules THUNDER ZONE
label and catalog.
The shirt is designed by my good friends 333 BOYZ and is double sided. The front features two themes integral to ISSUE‘s personal mythology: tea and cars. The back keeps things fresh in that classic jersey style. Together it is one strong look and something for the club and the 7-11. ISSUE‘s new release is called “LIQUID WISDOM” and is out now on GREEDHEAD, the label created by Heems of Das Racist. Purchase the ISSUE/THUNDER ZONE shirt RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW.
Siked to be playing a show with my old friends SPANK ROCK
and LIL INTERNET
this Saturday at CAMEO GALLERY
in BROOKLYN, NY
. I first met Spank Rock
in the summer of 2005 on tour at SPACE 1026
in Philly. Since then, we have raged many shows and parties together and even did a song for my 2010 mixtape THUNDER ZONE VOLUME ONE
I first met Lil Internet in January 2007 when I played his old party HEARTTHROB in Boston. One of my favorite DJ’s and Twitter users, I was so excited to see him land a video on the new BEYONCE ALBUM a few months ago. I’m a true fan of both artists and I know it’s going to be a slamming night of American Music insanity. As always, I will be performing alongside THE THUNDER ZONE BAND.
CHECK OUT THE FACEBOOK EVENT RIGHT HERE
My no-rules American Pop Music and Culture label THUNDER ZONE
continues to deliver the sick shit. This time it comes in the form of a limited edition HACKY SACK
. I’m really excited to put the catalog number TZ017
on this and push it out there for all you kids of all ages to enjoy and collect. Put it on your shelf alongside your THUNDER ZONE ENERGY DRINK
or actually get dirty and play it in the quad while you blast Sublime. It doesn’t really matter, you gotta do what you feel and as always… ENTER THE THUNDER ZONE.
BUY IT RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW
Finally after a long wait comes the last video in the “I Don’t Wanna Go Into The Darkness”
saga. But don’t worry kids, we are going out BIG DAWG
style. I teamed up with an all-star cast of ragers including director Vice Cooler
(XBXRX/Hawnay Troof… videos for Peaches, Feist and more) and actor Andre Hyland
AKA Jesse Miller
, fresh off of his short film’s successful run at the Sundance Film Festival
From the instant I saw Jesse Miller I was drawn to him. Rarely does a character balance truth and humor in a way that cuts so deeply to the core of a timeless American feeling. That distinctive heartland parking lot insanity vibe that a lot of Andre’s work covers felt like the perfect companion to “Thunder Jam #8,” which is perhaps the most emotional Thunder Jam yet. And when I got my buddy Vice Cooler on board to direct, I knew it was gonna be sick.
The end result is something that I hope is real and funny and maybe just a little bit touching. Plus I get to freak out and plug my Energy Drink. It is a classic “everyone wins” style situation. This song is dedicated to all those kids out there with nothing to do but drive around and hold onto their dreams. So fuckin’ crack a bev and enjoy the ride. This is the THUNDER ZONE people!
On Tuesday January 27th I went on my friend Nat Roe‘s WFMU radio show from Midnight to 3 AM for 3 hours of American dirtstyle mayhem. Things got very loose and free and if you ask me that’s the way it should be when you are kicking it “left of the dial”. After the show, we slept over at WFMU and then did it again. That morning session is for an upcoming WFMU fundraiser. Check out the nighttime show right here right now.
2013 was a fucked up year but that’s OK because I’m still alive and rocking deep in the THUNDER ZONE
. 2K13 saw me spending time on both coasts and in the heartland, running like a chicken with his head cut off just trying to find something that I can call my own in this crazy place that we call the USA. Despite all the freaking out and breaking down, I kept on pumping out the sickest shit possible, all in the name of the THUNDER ZONE
. And that is positive. “After the jump” let us get deeper into the Nu-American insanity that was JUICEBOXXX
and THUNDER ZONE
, BEYOND THUNDER ZONE
, EXTREME ANIMALS
, FAT TONY
, FRONT SEAT OF THE TACOMA
, KOOL A.D.
, LIL UGLY MANE
, STATE OF THE THUNDER ZONE
, THUNDER ZONE
, WHITE RAINBOW