My new LP “Heartland 99”is out today digitally and I’m excited to share it. 10 tracks of blasted out NEW AMERICAN MUSIC for driving on the highway and following your dreams, even when your back is against the wall. I’m really excited to share it, it is another notch in the freaked out American Music saga that I’m always yelling about and just another reason to keep fighting.
When making this record, I was thinking about all the real deal Nu Americana legends that I grew up worshipping and I wanted to transmit that feeling to the next level. I wanted to make something both timeless and of our era. Sometimes it’s hard to explain but between my music and the work I’m doing on THUNDER ZONE, I’m trying to develop my own American Pop Music And Culture Universe.
So CHECK IT OUT RIGHT HERE (it is also on Spotify and Itunes and all that shit) because I’m giving away this record for free/donation for the first month. Why not? There are no rules. I just want you to hear this thing, it’s not the first record I’ve ever done and it won’t be the last, but it’s an important part of the f’d up thing I’ve been fighting for since I was just a stupid kid. Check out some music videos from the record below!
New record from the legendary ever-changing force of NU AMERICANA known as B L A C K I E (all caps with spaces). You think you know but man you have no idea. This new one sounds like Black Flag playing Pharoah Sanders, no lie. As always it is 100 percent singular and 100 percent sick. You gotta follow your heart.
In a world of bullshitters B L A C K I E is the real deal. Moving through worlds in a way that is honest and playing whatever he feels like… That is the name of the game and few do it on his level. So many people have been influenced by the man that his “Legend” status is not undeserved. Go see him live and understand. A THUNDER ZONE project with B L A C K I E is in the works… Stay tuned.
Over the past few years, THUNDER ZONE rager and American Motivational Speaker SCHWARZ has been throwing down a steady stream of remixes and bootlegs in addition to his run of amazing original “Motivational Club” tunes released on Thunder Zone. TOP 40 BOOTLEGS collects some of his finest remix work all in one place via the legendary LIVEMIXTAPES website and of course it is slamming.
There is so much sick shit here! I can’t even begin to scratch the surface but let’s just say SCHWARZ is a master at navigating culture and just fucking doing it by his own rules. Many exciting modern club styles and tones are represented here, but everything is sucked into SCHWARZ‘s vision and the result is something that transcends the modern middling soundcloud sinkhole.
CHECK IT OUT and below check out the amazing promo SCHWARZ put together for the release that says more than I could ever hope to say.
Just in time for the hot summer comes a brand new fire flame SCHWARZremix 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.
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.
I am proud to be working with Vellejo, CA rapper ISSUE on a new shirt for my label THUNDER ZONE. ISSUE is the teenage son of the legendary Bay Area rapper E-40 and has a fresh and wild style all his own. We first collaborated together back in 2011 on a track so there is history here and I couldn’t be happier to have him officially become a part of the no-rules THUNDER ZONE label and catalog.
The shirt is designed by my good friends 333 BOYZ and is double sided. The front features two themes integral to ISSUE‘s personal mythology: tea and cars. The back keeps things fresh in that classic jersey style. Together it is one strong look and something for the club and the 7-11. ISSUE‘s new release is called “LIQUID WISDOM” and is out now on GREEDHEAD, the label created by Heems of Das Racist. Purchase the ISSUE/THUNDER ZONE shirt RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW.
TODAY IS MY FRIEND MAX EISNEBERG’S BIRTHDAY. MAX MAKES MUSIC UNDER THE NAME DJ DOG DICK AND HAS BEEN DOING SO FOR A LONG TIME. HIS FREAKED OUT MIX OF RAP, POP AND NOISE PREDATES MOST AND IS CONSTANTLY EVOLVING. I MET HIM IN THE SUMMER OF 2005 AND WE TOURED TOGETHER IN THE FALL OF 2008. MAX’S LONG-AWAITED DEBUT RECORD “THE LIFE STAINS” CAME OUT A FEW WEEKS AGO ON HOSS RECORDS AND IT IS A REALLY EXCITING COLLECTION OF NEW AMERICAN MUSIC.
I AM NOT GOING TO LIE, I APPROACHED THIS RELEASE WITH A BIT OF TREPIDATION. I HEARD RUMORS THAT THE RECORD WAS LESS IN LINE WITH THE CLASSIC BLOWN OUT “WOLF EYES MEETS NO LIMIT” DOG DICK STYLE AND CLOSER TO SOME SORT OF OUTSIDER POP CROSSOVER MOVE. BUT THEN I SAT DOWN AND ACTUALLY LISTENED TO THE RECORD. I’M LISTENING TO IT AS WE SPEAK. NOT ONLY DOES IT RETAIN THE CLASSIC SPIRIT OF DOG DICK, BUT IT FLESHES OUT THE STORY.
MAX’S MUSICAL HISTORY IS REALLY REPRESENTED HERE, BOTH MUSICALLY AND SONICALLY. HIP HOP, NOISE AND WEIRDO POP COME TOGETHER TO CREATE WHAT I’VE BEEN CALLING NU AMERICANA, WHICH IS LESS OF A GENRE AND MORE OF A FEELING. DOG DICK UNDERSTANDS THAT RAP MUSIC IS AMERICAN MUSIC AND THAT IT BELONGS IN THE MIX WITH ALL THE OTHER GREAT AMERICAN MUSICS, PAST AND PRESENT. THIS INCLUDES STYLES BOTH ACCESSIBLE AND FRINGE. “THE LIFE STAINS” IS A SINGULAR IN THE BEST WAY.
OUT NOW. BRAND NEW 6 SONG, 14 MINUTE EP FULL OF NEXT LEVEL AMERICAN MUSIC. FREE DOWNLOAD! THIS WRITEUP FROM THE THUNDER ZONE SQUAD SAYS MORE THAN I CAN RIGHT NOW SO CHECK IT OUT. TOUR IS HAPPENING NOW. FIGHT THE DARKNESS.
Thunder Zone is proud to present “Front Seat Of The Tacoma,” the new FREE EP from American performer JUICEBOXXX. 6 songs in 14 minutes and yet another chapter in the never-ending saga that is JUICEBOXXX and THE THUNDER ZONE, “Front Seat Of The Tacoma” is American Music untethered.
JB is the only one connecting the dots between Suicide and Public Enemy, Guided By Voices and Cypress Hill, Bruce Springsteen and Beck. Blown out and proud, fucking jam it on the bus and keep the faith.
Bands come and go but JUICEBOXXX has always been here. Crashing on your couch, raging in your basement. Selling you energy drinks. “Front Seat Of The Tacoma” is another piece in the expanding pop music puzzle that has been going strong since JUICEBOXXX was 15 years old. Catch him on tour all November with a full backing band, putting it on the line every night in the name of Rock and Roll.
I KNOW THIS IS A LITTLE “LAST MINUTE” BUT TONIGHT IN MILWAUKEE H-TOWN FREAKOUT HERO B L A C K I E ALL CAPS WITH SPACES IS PERFORMING AT QUARTERS ROCK AND ROLL PALACE. IT IS THE FIRST EVER B L A C K I E MILWAUKEE SHOW AND I COULDN’T BE MORE SIKED. THIS GUY HAS BEEN BLAZING TRAILS SINCE 2K5 WITH HIS SIGNATURE BLEND OF RAP, PUNK, GRIME AND NOISE. ONE OF THE MOST INTENSE PERFORMERS WORKING TODAY.
ALSO ON THE BILL IS LOCAL RAINBOW FRIED GRUNGE POP TRIO DOGS IN ECSTACY AND UPSTART HIP HOP ACT EYE.$EE.YOU. I’M GOING TO BE DJING ALL NIGHT AND IT IS ONLY 6 BUX SO IF YOU LIVE ANYWHERE IN WISCONSIN YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE. SEE YOU THERE.
THUNDER ZONE RADIO IS BACK FOR JULY 2K13 AND IT IS A BIG ONE. WE GOT AN EXCLUSIVE MINI-MIX OF ALL HOUSTON RAP CLASSICS FROM THE ONE AND ONLY FAT TONY PLUS A ROCK BLOCK FROM EDDY CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING. AND JUST TONS OF SICK NEW MUSIC. THRU IT ALL I’M TRYING TO STAY SIKED AND JUST FUCKING “GET IN THE MIX”. I’M PLAYING A WEIRD MIX OF SHIT BUT JUST STAY WITH ME PEOPLE! IT’S WORTH IT. ENTER THE THUNDER ZONE.