It has been a little bit since I last hit you people with a full on THUNDER ZONE UPDATE
, so fuck it, here it goes. Last time I yelled at you I was dropping that dig-printed insanity LAST RENAISSANCE
shirt, way back in who knows when. But since then, the game has been flipped on its head and all hell is breaking loose in the motherfucking THUNDER ZONE
Before we get into anything else, I should just share that there has been a THUNDER ZONE BACK TO SCHOOL INSANITY SALE going down over at the THUNDER ZONE WEBSTORE. That’s right, 50 percent off everything with that promo code ZONE2K16 at checkout. Am I crazy for this one? Probably. Is it a wild deal for you? No doubt. So take advantage of this shit, because it is going to be gone by October 1. Get some energy drinks, get some music. Life your life.
Next up. That EXTREME ANIMALS tape: “THIS MUSIC DOES NOT APOLOGIZE: 2002-2008.” I know I mentioned this when I talked about the JUICEBOXXX/EXTREME ANIMALS mini-tour that went down last July/August, but I don’t think I can say enough about this thing: it is a greatest hits of sorts from one of the most underappreciated freakout units of the wild oughts, part of the Paper Rad unit. Cop the tape or download before it is gone, bask in the 7 panel full color foldout collage, bask in the singular rainbow rock insanity.
Then you know I gotta mention this new sticker design, flipped by the one-and-only D. Gookin. Get it at gigs or online. And there is also a new fucked up STATE OF THE THUNDER ZONE that I won’t even embed here but will say that you should CLICK THIS LINK if you want to maybe go crazy with me.
And then, and then… The next release on ZONE is a true doozy. I’m talking a landmark moment for whatever this label/brand/feeling/energy drink company really is (it is still confusing, even to me)… A 7” featuring two new songs by ODWALLA88 and a B-Side remix by LIL UGLY MANE and cover art by MAX EISENBERG aka DJ DOG DICK. Check out a sneak of the cover below:
More info on that soon, it hits the street October 25
. Really excited about this release, a true “meeting of the minds”
from some of the best bands, artists and rappers going today in the USA freakout game. Beyond the record, there are also some more Thunder Zone
surprises in store, so keep watch here and stay positive, make it out of this fucked up year alive. Keep dreaming, even though we are all surrounded by constant darkness.
This Wednesday it is going down once again at HAPPYFUN HIDEAWAY
in NEW YORK CITY
. I’m talking about THE THUNDER ZONE KICKBACK
and my man, if there is one goddamn thing I have learned, it is that you can’t kill the kickback
… At least just not yet.
This month our guests are WFMU legend NAT ROE and a late night dancehall set from D. GOOKIN. Plus me playing rap music and THUNDER ZONE visuals and maybe even some fucking energy drinks if the shipment comes in on time but who really knows in this life? No one. No one knows. That is why this whole thing is exciting! Because no one really knows. Rock and Roll will never die.
Check it out my dude, it’s the THUNDER ZONE KICKBACK!!!
ALSO MY MIXTAPE IS STILL OUT SO CHECK IT OUT IF YOU HAVEN’T LISTENED TO IT YET IT HAS 28 TRACKS AND A LOT OF COLLABORATIONS AND EVEN A 30+ MINUTE LONG “NOISE JAM” WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON? CHECK IT OUT BY CLICKING THIS REALLY LONG LINK RIGHT HERE.
And if you wanna read that N+1 thing I talked about a while back, it is online now… Read it here and stay positive!
BRAND NEW VIDEO FROM THUNDER ZONE
WARRIORS AND ENERGY DRINK AMERICANA RAGERS 2 TON BUG
AND IT IS A MASTERPIECE. HAMMING IT UP IS THE NAME OF THE GAME FOR THESE TWITTER LEGENDS
BUT DON’T WORRY THEY KNOW HOW TO ROCK AND ROLL TOO. THIS VIDEO DOES A FULL EPISODE OF SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE “2 TON BUG STYLE” OVER THE COURSE OF ONE SINGLE SONG. IT IS TRULY GREAT. COP THEIR THUNDER ZONE CLASSIC “WEDDING OF THE CENTURY” RIGHT HERE
IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY.
THUNDER ZONE LEGENDS 2 TON BUG
ARE GOING TO BE PLAYING A FEW SHOWS AT SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST THIS YEAR AND I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU CHECK THEM OUT IF YOU ARE IN AUSTIN. THIS BAND IS FUCKING SLEPT ON! STOP SLEEPING KIDS! YOU CAN FUCK WITH THE STILL AMAZING “WEDDING OF THE CENTURY” (TZ003) HERE
IF YOU DON’T KNOW. A BLOWN OUT BLAST OF PARTY ROCK SOUNDING LIKE ANDREW WK MEETS THE B-52S OR SOME SHIT, THIS IS SICK. IF ARE IN TEXAS, YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE! STOP SLEEPING!
THUNDER ZONE ENT. WARRIORS 2 TON BUG
ARE PLAYING A FEW SHOWS COMING UP IN BROOKLYN WITH RAGERS LIKE DARK SISTER AND METH DAD, FLYERS ARE ABOVE. IF YOU LIVE ANYWHERE IN THE AREA, THESE GIGS ARE A MUST SEE.
2 TON BUG ARE THE KINGS OF ENERGY DRINK AMERICANA AND ONE OF THE BEST BANDS IN THE LAND. IF YOU LIKE ANDREW WK, GUITAR WOLF AND KATY PERRY, THIS BAND IS FOR YOU. COP THE EP ON THUNDER ZONE RIGHT NOW.
ONE OF MY FAVORITE CURRENT BANDS IS EAST COAST RAGERS 2 TON BUG
. THEY SOUND LIKE PUSSY GALORE MEETS ANDREW WK WITH COMBO WHITE ZOMBIE/RIOT GRRRRL VOCALS AND I LOVE IT. SO MUCH SO THAT I AM RE-RELEASING THEIR DEBUT EP ON MY LABEL THUNDER ZONE
LEMMY FROM “THE BUG” HAS A NEW PROJECT CALLED CALIFORNIA X THAT SHREDS OUT VERY HEAVY GUITAR POP IN THE VEIN OF DINOSAUR JR AND HAS A 7 INCH COMING OUT SOON ON COOL UK LABEL SOUNDS OF SWEET NOTHING.
RECORDED BY JUSTIN PIZZOFERRATO (WHOSE PAST CREDITS INCLUDE DINOSAUR JR AND SONIC YOUTH), IT IS A BANGER FOR ALL THE ROCKERS OUT THERE. PICK IT UP TO TIDE YOU OVER FOR THE PHYSICAL RELEASE OF “FOLLOW THE 2 TON BUG” AND C U IN THE PIT!