The one and only JUICEBOXXX AND THE THUNDER ZONE BAND show of the summer will be going all the way down this Friday (8/1/2014) at The Red Light District in Far Rockaway Queens for THE BURNING FLESHTIVAL V. I will be joined by a very special guest for this performance, Colin Langenus from one of my favorite bands of the 2000′s THEUSAISAMONSTER. Can you believe that shit? How fresh is that?
I was living behind the bar at RLD for a few months this winter so I am siked to return to the basement with my RnR band and just jam. This is not a game this is ROCK AND ROLL people and I’m taking it to the limit in the name of everything I love. So come out to the gig, all the ragers are gonna be there. Check out that lineup! Some of the best names in the American Underground no question.
Also let me just say in a very confusing 2014 New York City landscape The Red Light District stands as a beacon of light. Take the train an hour to the end of the city and fucking lose your mind. Then get it back. Then rise above.
See you in the pit.
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Friday August 1, 2014: Doors 7 pm Start 8 pm
Dawn of Humans 12:40
Juiceboxxx 12 Midnight
Odwalla 88 11:20
Caleb Johnston 10:40
Buckshot Facelift 10:00
“Pig Movie” Teaser 8:00
Saturday August 2, 2014: Doors 7 pm Start 8 pm
Ahlzagailzeguh 12 Midnight
Brown Recluse Alpha 11:20
Dark Sister 10:00
Max Eilbacher 9:20
MV Carbon 8:40
Tags: AMERICAN MUSIC
, COLIN LANGENUS
, DARK SISTER
, DAWN OF HUMANS
, FAR ROCKAWAY
, ODWALLA 88
, RED LIGHT DISTRICT
, THUNDER ZONE BAND
Country and Rap are coming together to form a new American music and all I can say is: what took so long?
Regardless, legendary THUNDER ZONE
warrior DJ GEORGE COSTANZA
has thrown down the gauntlet and made one of the definitive mixes of 2014. Costanza connects the dots between a lot of different worlds and makes an important statement about American music and culture.
A lot of this music might be “cheesy” to some but to me it is inspirational. More than anything, it is an invitation to creativity and I’m just really excited about the possibilities. Have I been writing Country Rap songs with a Nashville legend? Stay tuned.
ALSO: STILL AVAILABLE ON THUNDER ZONE… THE DJ GEORGE COSTANZA AWARENESS BRACELET.
I made what you might call an “extremely causal”
music video with my longtime friend Jonathan Coward AKA SHAMS
. It is for a song called “Back Seat” off of my last EP FRONT SEAT OF THE TACOMA
and it took 3 hours to shoot. We ran around New York City eating $5 footlongs and having a ball. Oh, and my facial hair looks insane! Respect to Lil B and Guided By Voices. 2015 will be a big year in the Thunder Zone. Never Surrender Forever, Change Your Life.
Just in time for the hot summer comes a brand new fire flame SCHWARZ remix package
out on my label THUNDER ZONE
. I’m really excited about this one, it features a lot of the sickest in the game throwing down slamming remixes but perhaps most importantly it features the one and only LA CHAT
on the rap remix alongside Bmore rising star TT THE ARTIST
LA CHAT is a true legend of American music and her guest verses have graced some of the most iconic Memphis rap tracks of all time. To have her involved on a THUNDER ZONE release is amazing. Throw in fresh remixes from DJ GEORGE COSTANZA, 333 BOYZ, MIKE G and BYRELL THE GREAT and you got something to freak out to under the hot summer sun. Check it out below.
ALSO… SCHWARZ WILL BE ON TOUR THIS JULY WITH KILBOURNE. TOUR DATES ARE BELOW.
Tags: 333 BOYZ
, AMERICAN MUSIC
, BALTIMORE CLUB
, BYRELL THE GREAT
, DJ GEORGE COSTANZA
, LA CHAT
, MIKE G
, THUNDER ZONE
, TT THE ARTIST
SEX MAGAZINE is one of the best culture magazines happening right now and I’m really siked to be a part of their Summer 2014 issue. In addition to an interview (by SEX CEO Asher Penn) those crazy motherfuckers even thought it would be a good idea to put a picture of me on the cover/splash page of the ‘zine! I’ve never been on the cover of anything before so obviously it is an honor and a privilege. Respect.
There is a ton of sick shit in this current issue, including an interview with one of my favorite artists (and THUNDER ZONE collaborator) Jacob Ciocci. So fucking check it out. Don’t sleep on the back issues too… A lot of “good reads”.
It’s looking like it’s gonna be a hot summer – stay positive out there kids.
I leave for an Asian tour next Tuesday. So excited to get back and see all my friends in Japan plus I’m back in KOREA FOR ONE SHOW ONLY! This will be my 4th tour of Japan and it will never get old. I can’t tell you how exciting and special it is to travel overseas and give it 110% in the name of Rock And Roll. I will never take this shit for granted. Flyer for my Korean show is above, tour dates are below.
JUNE 7TH-SEOUL @ MUDAERUK
JUNE 11TH-TOKYO @ MUSIC ORG
JUNE 11TH-TOKYO @ DOMMUNE
JUNE 14TH-TOKYO @ DUM-DUM PARTY (WITH DEERHOOF)
JUNE 15TH-OSAKA @ DUM-DUM PARTY (WITH DEERHOOF)
What do you know about JUICEBOXXX AND THE THUNDER ZONE BAND
? Above is some footage of us on our recent “BUSINESS AS USUAL”
tour of the East Coast, South and Heartland. Check it out man, we are raging a live punk version of “100 MPH” at The End in Nashville. Stephen Thompson was nice enough to shoot this footage and I think it turned out cool. I LEAVE FOR JAPAN ON TUESDAY. Enter (The Thunder Zone).
Last week Whitney Mallett wrote a very nice article about Juiceboxxx and Thunder Zone in the VICE Magazine music offshoot Noisey. It touches on a lot of different aspects of my life and music and I think represents for what it means to be truly lost in the THUNDER ZONE. You can read it RIGHT HERE. Also: I’m still on tour. Tonight is in Columbus and after that there are three more shows. Come see me rage with THE THUNDER ZONE BAND and DJ GEORGE COSTANZA. I promise I will play as hard as I can in the name of American Music. Dates below.
MAY 21-HARRISONBURG, VA @ BLUE NILE
MAY 22-BALTIMORE, MD @ GOLD BAR
MAY 23-PHILADELPHIA, PA @ GOLDEN TEA HOUSE
Out now on THUNDER ZONE
! The brand new single and video from Bmore American Music rager SCHWARZ
called “Open Up Yr Mind”. This is the third in a trilogy of positive club music anthems and quite possibly the toughest and most life-affirming work from SCHWARZ
to date. Schwarz is part motivational speaker, part hypeman and all positive inspirational energy. Check out the THUNDER ZONE
produced video above (shot by Brooks Kossover) and download on Bandcamp
Oh yeah, ENTER THE THUNDER ZONE.
Brand new JUICEBOXXX
music video for “Banging Your Head Against A Brick Wall” shot by Kate Levit
of Teeth Mountain/Dan Deacon Ensemble fame. We went to Coney Island with a BETA CAM and raged on a cold afternoon with a cool dog and a couple of new friends. Sometimes this life can make you feel like you are truly BANGING YOUR HEAD AGAINST A BRICK WALL
but you gotta keep pushing through the darkness no matter what. I’m sleeping in a white box on a fucking camping mat but it doesn’t matter. Rock And Roll is all we got. Tour starts Tuesday.
ENTER THE THUNDER ZONE