Tonight in New York City
, it’s the first (and maybe last, who the fuck knows anymore) THUNDER ZONE HOLIDAY PARTY
. Why not. From 10 PM to “?” things will rage at Happy Fun Hideaway
in Bushwick, Brooklyn. PICTUREPLANE
is doing a DJ set… EXTREME ANIMALS
are doing a very rare DJ set… I WILL BE
doing a DJ set… There will be “dope (sometimes) holiday-appropriate visuals” and ENERGY DRINK GIVEAWAYS
all night long. Of course it is free.
SO KICK BACK!!!
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This Thursday the THUNDER ZONE
comes to Philly for one night only at the after hours rager HARD CANDY
in the basement of the Voyeur nightclub. I will be throwing down a DJ set alongside Suga Shay and just fucking going all the way in because this music shit is all we got… I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again man: the world is a fucked up place but we still got music and we can still dream. I know man, I know… Maybe I’m full of shit. But the music means so much! Sometimes it just feels like “fuck everything else” man…
Thanks to AJW for the ill flyer hookup.
New York City has a lot of awful rock bands and that is a gooddamn fact. The ratio between good bands and bad bands in this city is probably as bad as it’s ever been, and don’t even get me started about “Brooklyn.” But fuck it, there is still some good shit kicking around. Not everyone is doing the “Robert Hood Thru A Fuzz Pedal” thing, some motherfuckers are still using guitars! Check it out.
Haribo are a fully singular power trio that I never get tired of going to see play live. Wasted-style shredder guitar combined with blown-out drum pad insanity, plus Raúl De Nieves freaking out on top of all of that? This band is so sick!
Haribo operate within a classic tradition of NYC performance/art-punk bands but sound like no one else. Bow down!
SHOW ME THE BODY
Show Me The Body are some serious young guns coming into the mix with an ill style all their own. You might look at me like I’m fucking crazy when I say “Lungfish meets Rage Against The Machine with a goddamn banjo” but I’m not playing around!
This is some serious Nu Americana, people! Don’t sleep on these kids, I played with them last Saturday and they got a sick pit going from the jump. Show Me The Body!
You already know about the legendary Extreme Animals, but over the past few years they have morphed from their signature Rainbow Rock style into something tougher. Southern Rap and Nu-Metal come together with some freaked out video projections to create a band that must be reckoned with.
When I call these freaks the NEGATIVLAND FOR THE ENERGY DRINK GENERATION, I am not playing around. Insanely underrated band, for fans of shredding guitars and relevant kulture jamming.
HANK WOOD & THE HAMMERHEADS
Hank Wood & The Hammerheads are a Punk Rock band that I can believe in. Garage’d out farfisa action whips head-on with some seriously driving “Capitol P Punk” but that’s not it. Yeah man, you ARE hearing some insanely twisted “aux percussion” sitting sick “in the mix,” taking everything to the next level.
This band is so banging! Something to unite a lot of different tribes and just an overall “great punk band” suitable for listening in the past, present and future.
Later this month, Boxxx is back
in the Midwest with the OG HEARTLAND BAND
, doing a lil three show late December mini-tour and closing out a weird year the only way I know how: IN THE THUNDER ZONE
First off is a “Hometown Throwdown” of sorts in Milwaukee at Hotel Foster with some buddies (including Sat. Nite Duets and WEBSTERX), then my first ever show in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and finally… NEW YEARS EVE in Chicago at the Empty Bottle with my friends, legendary Psychedelic Grunge Ragers JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD. Not a bad three shows! So, if you are anywhere in the middle of the country, try to fuck with one (or all) of these shows. You should know by now that I don’t go halfway when I hit the stage… Enter The Thunder Zone.
Damn, the THUNDER ZONE KICKBACK
happened recently and I forgot to tell all you guys about it! I’ve been busy “in the cut” finishing up some great new music and just fucking taking it one day at a time in the THUNDER ZONE
. What I’m not going to forget to tell you about is a sick show happening this Saturday (November 29th) at Palisades in Brooklyn New York City. THUNDER ZONE
is promoting it in association with SEX MAGAZINE
and it is going to be a goddamn banger.
Live we got JUICEBOXXX AND THE THUNDER ZONE BAND alongside SHOW ME THE BODY, who are one of my current favorite East Coast rock bands. Don’t sleep on these guys, they got a sick style all their own that feels really exciting. Headlining is legendary New York City rapper SALOMON FAYE and all night “on the 1’s and 2’s” (that means DJ-ing with a laptop) is DJ LUCAS and SHAMS.
SO FUCKING CHECK IT MAN, WHAT ELSE DO YOU GOT. FLY IN IF YOU NEED TO, ENTER THE THUNDER ZONE IF YOU NEED TO. THIS IS ALL WE GOT MAN. THIS ISN’T SOME BULLSHIT. I PROMISE YOU THAT.
This Friday in NYC: another JUICEBOXXX
DJ set. This time it is at what might just be the best sports bar in Brooklyn, a place by the name of the CALL BOX LOUNGE
. The party is called Dial In At The Call Box Lounge
and it features my friends BIG SOFT
plus the DJ debut of the great, sick artist Borna Sammak AKA DJ DJ CARRER
So come out… It is free and I heard you can get a bucket of Bud for like 20 bux or some shit. I can guarantee dance music but sadly can’t get much more specific than that. Just come out! I’ll be hiding in the secret DJ booth that actually doesn’t get used, but maybe we will use it on Friday! Regardless, I will be chilling out there… Getting Sick Wit It.
This Friday, Halloween night, I will be raging at BABYCASTLES, a video arcade in Manhattan, backed by the Thunder Zone Band (rumor has it, “Fred Durst” will on the drums and “Santa” will be playing guitar). Also on the bill is sick rapper JUNGLEPUSSY and a bunch of other shit. Should be fun, I might even dress up as Soy Bomb, who the fuck knows. I need to rock and roll so badly man, this Thunder Zone shit is a fucked up lifestyle and who knows where it begins or ends, you feel me?
Tonight in NEW YORK CITY
I will be doing a DJ set at the Artists Space
bookstore for the launch of Cecilia Corrigan
‘s new book Titanic
. There will be performances, readings… All sorts of shit! Plus some brews 2 drink I’m sure no doubt so come by and kick it… You KNOW I’ll be playing some Schwarz
remixes! Boxxx in Tribeca? THE THUNDER ZONE IS ALIVE AND WELL PEOPLE!
That’s right people, it’s that time of month again… THE THUNDER ZONE KICKBACK
is here and for this edition I’m bringing along my… Roomates? That’s right, Boxxx’s got roomies! Who da fuck knows how long this crazy thing called “life” will last but for now, fuck it. Let’s celebrate friendship in a very mellow “pub-style” situation. Free THUNDER ZONE
giveaways all night long, “dope visuals” and four unforgettable DJ sets… from the roommates.
DJ SETS FOR THE NIGHT:
JONATHAN COWARD (AKA SHAMS)
MATT KALLMAN (FROM THE BAND “REAL ESTATE”)
THE THUNDER ZONE KICKBACK – EVERY THIRD WEDNESDAY AT HAPPY FUN HIDEAWAY 1211 MYRTLE AVE BROOKLYN NEW YORK CITY FREE
This Monday in New York City I will be jamming at Santos Party House
with two of the best Rock And Roll bands in the game, both from Nashville. I’m talking about JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD
and DIARRHEA PLANET
. Jeff The Brotherhood
are old friends, we’ve gone on tour together and they even put out one of my records on LP on their label Infinity Cat
. I’m excited to see Diarrhea Planet live, these ragers have four guitars “in the mix” and are on a tip somewhere between sick Pop Punk and that ANDREW WK-style party rock insanity, so it’s fitting that the show is happening at a club owned by AWK himself. Come join me (and THE THUNDER ZONE BAND
) for a monday night full of mosh pits and American Rock And Roll intensity.