The confusing BOXXX REPORT micro-empire (OK it is just an internet newsletter and an internet radio show) continues to roll out into the unknown. The radio show is made monthly for the excellent London net station NTS and the December ep is a barnburner. Beyond the usual freaked out blend of high energy rap, punk and whatever, beyond the usual recurring features (the DOGS IN ECSTASY one-min mix, which took things to the next level with “Britpop Breaks Volume One,” and the DJ GEORGE COSTANZA song of the month), we also got an exclusive mini-mix from CUNTRY NOISE of ODWALLA88.
So what are you waiting for, stream it right here and check out the full Boxxx Report Radio archiveright here and while you’re at it why not sign up for the newsletter right here?
Listen, I know the November edition of The Boxxx Report Radio is right up on deck, happening on the same day as the insane and dark United States election… Shit. What does it all mean? Beats me, I’m just seriously trying to stay alive one day at a time style and change my life for the better. It is not easy. Anyways, in case you missed the October Boxxx Report Radio on the great London net station NTS (channel 2), you can check it out right here. It features a mix from Detroit/NYC expert mixmaster Abby plus all the monthly insanity (DJ George Costanza Song Of The Month, Dogs In Ecstasy Mini-Mix) you have come to expect.
It started as a newsletter and now it is a radio show: presenting THE BOXXX REPORT RADIO, every second Tuesday of the month on the great London-based internet radio station NTS from 11 AM to 1 PM EST. Playing mostly new-ish music from friends and Thunder Zone affiliates plus just great punk, rap, USA freakout music and whatever else I feel like. Influenced by both John Peel and Funkmaster Flex. High energy. The Boxxx Report Radio: check it out.
The first episode aired a few weeks ago and you can listen to it right here. It introduced some “recurring features” from members of the extended Thunder Zone crew including the DJ George Costanza Song Of The Month and the Dogs In Ecstasy 1-Minute Mix. It also featured an exclusive 20-min mix from the one and only SCHWARZ.
So check it out, and great ready for October and beyond. This world is truly twisted but you gotta keep running.
What is THUNDER ZONE? Well, for one, it’s a YouTube channel. You gotta follow your heart, know what I mean? Sitting in the parking lot and chugging an energy drink. Staying alive. Whatever. Life. Check it out, three brand new pieces of Zone-certified insanity. New DOGS IN ECSTASY video (featuring the pop singer MACYRODMAN) is above (shout to Paper Mag for the premiere). Plus below you got the newest GODS LUCAS content as well as a spirited MOLLY SODA unboxing video for the TWEEN DREAMS VHS. Check it out people! And cop it all on the webstore. Thunder Zone 2016.
New video from DOGS IN ECSTASY, off of their THUNDER ZONE instaclassic WELCOME 2 HELL. This one was shot at a racetrack in Wisconsin and really captures the feeling of ANYTOWN USA. Honest insanity from deep in the Thunder Zone. And that is to say nothing of the song itself, and the guitar solo. Somehow this band makes me think of Devo, The Rentals, THEUSAISAMONSTER, PC Music, Weezer, Lightning Bolt, Sparks and The Breeders all at the same time. Better than pretty much all contemporary indie rock music.
This New Years, there will be not one but two Juiceboxxx shows. I’ll be jamming with THE HEARTLAND BAND (Midwest Chapter) for both and I gotta say, it feels good to be still playing music. I’m trying to keep the faith alive because I believe in rock and roll for whatever stupid reason. First off, I’m going down to Chicago to play with my old Nashville friends JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD and DIARRHEA PLANET. It’s going down at Lincoln Hall and it should be a rager. MORE INFO HERE. Then, believe it or not, I’m going back up to Milwaukee and performing at 5 AM New Years Day with my friends DOGS IN ECSTASY, who just put out an incredible record on my label THUNDER ZONE. Since that show is an “official zone event” there will be Energy Drinks and Free Food and all sorts of bullshit. MORE INFO HERE. Come out, see you in the pit, 2K15 was fucked up (full report soon) lets try to keep it positive in 2K16… Why not.
What’s up, people. Got a long overdue THUNDER ZONE UPDATE coming your way. Been a busy fall no doubt no question. Where to start? You already know about THE THUNDER ZONE MUSIC ACADEMY and all of that shit (“the documentary” coming soon), but do you know about DOGS IN ECSTASY? Well, this might be too little too late but “Welcome 2 Hell” (TZ034) is out now on Thunder Zone and, in fact, tapes are sold out for the time being.
You can still dig into this fine release via all respected digital zones, though (cass repress soon). It is a masterpiece of 2015 style damaged electronic general MIDI power post rainbow rock insanity. For fans of Weezer and THEUSAISAMONSTER and maybe even freaked out PC Music style damage. Truly a singular pop rock record featuring longtime BOXXX collaborator Willy D. Fucking grip it and check out the video for “Do Me Ronnie” above.
On the publishing side of things, Thunder Zone also threw down a collaboration with the fresh American storyteller/artist NICK DEMARCO called “Here On Earth.”(TZ032) It is a full on shrinkwrapped screenplay that serves as a companion piece to his 2014 show at Interstate Projects. It features photos from the exhibition and even a poster. It is sick, a weird slice of soulful American culture and a perfect addition to the neverending Thunder Zone saga.. Buy one right now on the webstore or hit up FAMILY in LA for a copy. CHECK OUT A FRESH UNBOXING VIDEO FOR THE THING RIGHT HERE.
And that brings us to what is “on deck” for Zone… GODS LUCAS (TZ035) is the new collaborative tape/digital LP from young Western Mass legends DJ LUCAS and GODS WISDOM. This one right here! This is it. I’m so siked to present this piece of hard to classify Nu Americana to all you ragers out there. Really an “anything goes” type of record… The ideas (and hooks) are just motherfucking flowing. Anytown USA freakout magic that we can all believe in. Check out a music video (which, let it be known, premiered at THE FADER) below.
DEBUT EP FROM MILWAUKEE #GRUNGE2 REPRESENTATIVES DOGS IN ECSTASY. FULL DISCLOSURE THIS BAND FEATURES 2/3 OF WHAT HAS BEEN SOMETIMES KNOWN AS “THE HEARTLAND BAND”, MY BACKING BAND ON PAST TOURS. BUT REALLY WHO CARES ABOUT THOSE KIND OF DETAILS WHEN YOU GOT 6 NOISY BUT FUN LOVIN’ GRUNGE POP SONGS TO GET INTO?
THIS SHIT IS LIKE RAINBOW ROCK WEEZER. THE BREEDERS MEETS NEON HUNK. WHO KNOWS, WHO CARES. WHATEVER. ALL I KNOW IS THAT THE SONGS ARE ADDICTIVE AND I CAN’T WAIT FOR MORE.