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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:

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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.

09/28/2016
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Next week, I will be going on a four city mini-tour with my old friends EXTREME ANIMALS aka Jacob Ciocci and David Wightman. I have a long history with these two, lets just say we met when I was still in high school and they were on a PAPER RAD tour. I traded them some TROLLS for a bunch of legendary FREE MERCH. Over a decade later and everything has changed, everything is fucked, the world is fucked, my life is fucked, but we all keep going. Because rock and roll needs us, the game needs us. Fuck all the bullshit. The real lifers know. I’m just trying to find a little bit of meaning and freak out.

Why this tour, why now? Well, I’m putting out an Extreme Animals anthology on my fucking confusing-but-sick label THUNDER ZONE and we are hitting the road to celebrate. More on that release very soon. Four days, four cities, a bunch of great bands (Angels In America, Gobby, Flintstones and Val M. aka Unicorn Hard-On to name but a few) one car, one van, THOM FROM SWEATHEART on guitar with me, MIKE B THE G (AKA CITIBIKE MIKE also known as D. Gookin) on drums. Yeah, I got the band. You gotta keep running, kids. RIP ALAN VEGA. I’m losing my mind. See you on the road. Tour dates below.

7/28 PHILADELPHIA @ Lava Space Facebook
7/29 QUEENS NEW YORK CITY @ Trans-Pecos Facebook
7/30 PROVIDENCE @ Tommy’s Place Facebook
7/31 BOSTON @ Gross Outlet Facebook

07/20/2016

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That’s right people! Boxxx is back on the road. It’s a mini-tour! What the fuck do you want me to say? Just trying to keep moving forward despite all the darkness and all the confusion and all the self-hate. To play rock and roll music on the road for strangers, because sometimes that feels like the only thing that makes sense in this fucked up world.

I’m playing with some great bands and I’ll be in a rental mini-van. Got THE THUNDER ZONE BAND behind me so I’m not alone. We are not alone. Fuck it. Enter The Thunder Zone.

I hope to see you at the rock and roll gig.

APRIL 29-DETROIT ST. ANDREW’S HALL (WITH ANDREW WK)
APRIL 30-TORONTO DOUBLE DOUBLE LAND (WITH MAN MADE HILL AND CERAMIC TL)
MAY 1-NYC TRANS PECOS (WITH EXTREME ANIMALS, HARIBO, SEF, AND SEPTIC SUNDAY SOUNDSYSTEM)

IT’S A MINI-TOUR!

04/18/2015

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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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12/17/2014
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HARIBO LIVE

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.

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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!

EXTREME ANIMALS

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.

12/02/2014
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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.

03/21/2014


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 in 2013.

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01/28/2014


OUT NOW ON MY LABEL THUNDER ZONE IS A LIMITED EDITION (75) PRO-PRESSED VHS TAPE/ZINE COMBO FROM THE ONE AND ONLY AMERICAN RAGERS EXTREME ANIMALS. WE HAD THESE ON THE THUNDER ZONE TOUR (DOC COMING SOON) AND NOW THEY ARE IN THE WEB STORE. PRETTY EXCITED TO BE UNLEASHING THESE ON THE KIDS OF AMERICA. EXTREME ANIMALS ARE THE NEGATIVLAND FOR THE ENERGY DRINK GENERATION AND THESE 30 MINUTES OF MUSIC AND VIDEO ARE ESSENTIAL TO UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD AND RAGING. 8 PAGE ZINE TOO, CHECK OUT THE “UNBOXING” ABOVE AND A LIL’ “SNEAK PEAK” FROM THE TAPE BELOW. ENTER THE THUNDER ZONE 2014 LET’S STAY POSITIVE.

01/06/2014
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THUNDER ZONE TOUR

FOUR SHOWS HAVE ALREADY GONE DOWN BUT WE ARE JUST WARMING UP. JUICEBOXXX, EXTREME ANIMALS AND SCHWARZ. ENERGY DRINKS. LAST NIGHT AT PASSION LOUNGE WENT ALL THE WAY DOWN AND AS WE HEAD INTO THE HEARTLAND THINGS WILL JUST GET SICKER. SO COME OUT AND GET IN THE PIT BECAUSE THERE IS NO WAY BACK FROM THE THUNDER ZONE. SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE. TOUR DATES BELOW. MORE INFO HERE.

11/7-CHICAGO, IL @ SITUATIONS
11/8-GRINNELL, IA @ GRINNELL COLLEGE
11/9-MADISON, WI @ UW MADISON
11/10-MILWAUKEE, WI @ THE COCOON ROOM
11/11-DETROIT, MI @ NORTH END STUDIOS
11/12-TORONTO, ON @ DOUBLE DOUBLE LAND
11/13-BUFFALO, NY @ HOUSE SHOW
11/14-PITTSBURGH, PA @ THE PRINCESS
11/15-BALTIMORE, MD @ THE COWARD SHOE
11/16-PHILADELPHIA, PA @ PHILAMOCA
11/17-NEW YORK, NY @ 285 KENT

11/06/2013
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THUNDER ZONE TOUR

THIS NOVEMBER THE EAST COAST AND MIDWEST ARE GOING TO ENTER THE THUNDER ZONE FOR REAL. 2+ WEEKS OF THE KIND OF MAYHEM THAT CAN ONLY COME FROM MY LABEL/BRAND/AMERICAN DREAMS FACTORY THUNDER ZONE. JUICEBOXXX, EXTREME ANIMALS, SCHWARZ. VIDEO PROJECTIONS, ENERGY DRINKS. DID I SAY INSANITY? THIS IS THE FUCKED UP “UNDERGROUND” WARPED TOUR THAT ALL THE SICK STYLE AMERICAN RAGERS HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR.

WE WILL HAVE RECORDS, SHIRTS, ENERGY DRINKS AND BRAND NEW EXTREME ANIMALS VHS TAPES FOR SALE. WELCOME TO THE MOVEMENT. CAN YOU UNDERSTAND THE THUNDER ZONE? TOUR DATES BELOW. MORE INFO ON EVERYTHING HERE.

11/1-ITHICA, NY @ CORNELL
11/2-BOSTON, MA @ THE LILYPAD
11/3-PROVIDENCE, MA @ DUNGEON C
11/4-NEW HAVEN, CT @ PEOPLE’S ART COLLECTIVE
11/5-BROOKLYN, NY @ PASSION LONGE
11/7-CHICAGO, IL @ SITUATIONS
11/8-GRINNELL, IA @ GRINNELL COLLEGE
11/9-MADISON, WI @ UW MADISON
11/10-MILWAUKEE, WI @ THE COCOON ROOM
11/11DETROIT, MI @ ADULT CONTEMPORARY
11/12 TORONTO, ON @ DOUBLE DOUBLE LAND
11/13 BUFFALO, NY @ HOUSE SHOW
11/14 PITTSBURGH, PA @ THE NEW VIA SPACE
11/15 BALTIMORE, MD @ THE COWARD SHOE
11/16-PHILADELPHIA, PA @ PHILAMOCA
11/17-NEW YORK, NY @ 285 KENT

10/11/2013
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