Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Available Today! 03/31/15 Agnostic Front "The American Dream Died"

Agnostic Front "The American Dream Died" (Released: 03/31/15)

NYHC vets Agnostic Front issue a brand new CD titled "The American Dream Died" via Nuclear Blast Records today. You should probably check that shit out...

New York City Images As Album/ CD Cover Art #163: Megadeth "Peace Sells...But Who's Buying?" (1986)

Megadeth "Peace Sells...But Who'se Buying?" (1986)

This one is so damn obvious...
I'm a bit embarrassed to admit that I didn't think about it until now!
United Nations.

Artist: Megadeth
Title: "Peace Sells...But Who's Buying"
Released: 09/19/86
Cover art by: Ed Repka

Monday, March 30, 2015

Who Remembers Watching Night Flight?

An unofficial, unauthorized archive of assorted print ads, schedules, video clips, etc. pertaining exclusively to programming that aired on USA Cable Network's "Night Flight" TV program - 1981 - 1988. In those early 80's pre-MTV days, this was certainly some of the coolest music and alternative / counter cultural arts programming to be found anyplace on TV.

I will periodically add more content as I continue to come across it.

Latest update: 03/30/15

1982-1983 Night Flight on USA Bale Network (print ad)
(Images via NYCDreamin Archives)

The Reagans on Night Flight - early 1980's.

Undated Night Flight TV episode "bumpers" - "Night of the Living Dead"

07/22/82 RS (Night Flight on USA - Schedule Ad)08/05/82 RS (Night Flight on USA - Schedule Ad)
July 1982                                                   July 1982

09/02/82 RS (Night Flight on USA - Schedule Ad)   10/14/82 RS (Night Flight on USA - Schedule Ad)
August 1982                                             October 1982

Dec. /82 RS (Night Flight on USA - Schedule Ad)
December 1982

04/28/83 (Night Flight on USA - Schedule Ad)
April 1983

1985 Upcoming Season Promo

1985 Show Intro: Takeoff to: Heavy Metal

2000's -  Rumors of a Nightflight Return?!? - Night Flight.com

Sunday, March 29, 2015

It's Official: Guitarist Casey Gooby Parts Ways with The Oddfathers

10/31/14 The Oddfathers @ Famous Dave's, Minneapolis, MN
(Image via NYCDreamin Archives)
Casey Gooby on stage with The Oddfathers, 10/31/14 in Minneapolis.

Ending a period of relative quiet and confirming the worst suspicions of some recent speculation among hardcore fans as to what is happening within the group, in a brief posting on his Facebook page late yesterday, guitarist Casey Gooby announced that he is no longer playing with The Oddfathers and that he is, indeed, already playing with some other yet to be named outfit. Here's the entire statement:

"Hey all, my time with The Oddfathers has ended, and I am now playing with a new group of guys, and having a blast. More details to come."

No official word or statement on the situation just yet from The Oddfathers. We'll be sure to pass that along to you right here just as soon as they make any kind of additional information public.

The Gorgeous One and I just want to take a moment to wish Casey all the best. Good luck with your new group - we are excited to see where your next musical journey takes you and we hope to see you shredding it up someplace, sometime soon!

Modin's Rockin' Recollections #19: 08/24/13 Sammy Hagar/ Buckcherry/ Rival Sons @ Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul, MN

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Sunday night...time for another episode of Modin's Rockin' Recollections!

This time around, our pal Troy (and a very special guest) discuss a few thoughts and memories of the 08/24/13 Sammy Hagar/ Buckcherry/ Rival Sons triple-bill at the Minnesota State Fair. This was also, I believe, the special guests' first big rock and roll show.

Here's the ticket...let's go!

08/24/13 Sammy Hagar @ MN State Fair, St. Paul, MN

So August 24, 2013. Beautiful day to be at the Minnesota State Fair. Obviously the Modins were there, they're about to tell you a bit about it. That's the whole point of this.

But...if you've been reading TATSOL since at least August 2013, you may remember The Gorgeous One and I were also at the Fair that day too! Still another killer rock show was taking place at the smaller Leinenkugel's Lodge Bandshell across the grounds. Legendary 70's hard rockers Blue Oyster Cult were playing the first of two free nights and we had decided to check that one out. I like Sammy Hagar just fine, have seen him a few times...but I love Blue Oyster Cult, so the choice was made.

We had arrived early in the afternoon, many hours before the BOC show was to begin. During our adventures of aimlessly wandering around the fairgrounds while consuming too much food, we found ourselves near the main Grand Stand area and happened to be there just as Sammy Hagar and his band were doing a sound check. So we stopped and listened for a few minutes...

...then we went on with our afternoon and eventually on to the BOC show. You can read about the BOC show and see full set video of that HERE.

Meanwhile, the Modins were also someplace on the Fairgrounds. We never did see them that day. No big surprise though when on average the Minnesota State Fair boasts daily attendance of well over 100,000 - 150,000 people.

So let's pick up the rock and roll story from the father and son perspective...

Sounds like they had a great time, a fun memory for both of them (and Mom too!)

We also had a great time, over at the Leinenkugles band shell with Blue Oyster Cult, who, after a killer set, had wrapped up their show. We quickly decided to head over to the Grand Stand to see if we could at least hear a few minutes of Sammy Hagar and Co. As we got closer, we could hear that Sammy and his band were nowhere near finished just yet...

That was how we saw things from outside the Grand Stand. I was just glad we were able to hear the show and as such we decided to stick around and listen until the end.

And this was the view from the inside for the Modins and all the rest who had a ticket to the show.

Two families. Two stories. One common goal: To rock and roll. Achieved.
An undeniably great day at the Minnesota State Fair...August 24, 2013.

Thanks for reading as always and please join us right here again next Sunday for another of Modin's Rockin' Recollections!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Dave Rave and the Governors "Ashtray Makeup" Nominated For 2015 Hamilton Music Award

Dave Rave and the Governors "Ashtray Makeup" (2014)

TATSOL would like to send a big CONGRATULATIONS to Dave Rave and the Governors!

Dave Rave and the Governors are:

Dave Rave - Craig Teiken - Tom Cook - Rich Mattson - Chad Mittag
David K. Loy - Germaine Gemberling - Keely Lane - Edie Ray

Their 2014 CD "Ashtray Makeup" has been nominated as a possible award winner in the "Alternative/Indie Rock Recording of the Year" category at the Hamilton Music Awards 2015.

The complete list of nominees in this category are:

Dave Rave and the Governors - "Ashtray Makeup"
Beautiful Nothing - "Beautiful Nothing"
The Dirty Nil - "Smite"
Pet Sun - "Feel Like I'm Going Away"
Thought Beneath Film – "Cartographers"
The Zilis – "Sketches II"

The Hamilton Music Awards 2015 is scheduled to take place at the Dofasco Centre for the Arts (with various other venues hosting live events as well) in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada beginning on May 21st and running through May 24th.

Check out Hamilton Music Awards.com for a complete list all the award categories, nominees and live performance event schedules.

To the band...again, congratulations! And good luck to you all - we hope to report a "win" for you right here in May!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Viking Rocker Productions Bringing Girlschool and Jake E. Lee's Red Dragon Cartel to G.B. Leighton's Pickle Park in Fridley, MN for Pair of June 2015 Shows

Viking Rocker Productions Presents...
Coming to G.B. Leighton's Pickle Park in June!

06/04/15 Girlschool/ Crucified Barbara/ Old James/ Velvet Black/ Mousai @ GB Leighton's Pickle Park, Fridley, MN


06/06/15 Jake E. Lee's Red Dragon Cartel/ Emperors and Elephants/ The Regenerators/ Lamp Shade Betty @ GB Leighton's Pickle Park, Fridley, MN

Tickets for both shows On Sale NOW!

Modin's Rockin' Recollections #18: 07/06/99 Journey/ Foreigner/ Foghat @ Ice Palace Arena, Tampa, FL

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As promised, it's Sunday and we're back with another episode of Modin's Rockin' Recollections. This time our man TM does a rather quick reminiscence on a show that took place 16 years ago already down in Tampa, Florida. Here's the ticket...

07/06/99 Journey/ Foreigner/ Foghat @ Ice Palace, Tampa, FL

And here's the man who went to the show...and lived to tell the tale.

-Back next Sunday with more. We know you can not wait.

Friday, March 20, 2015

RIP Anthony Jude "A.J." Pero - Drums, Twisted Sister/ Cities/ Adrenaline Mob/ Four By Fate

Officer Metalhead and A.J. Pero (Summer 2014)
(Image via Officer Metalhead Collection)
Our pal Officer Metalhead (L) and A.J Pero (R) - someplace in Long Island, NY - Summer 2014.

We are very sad here at TATSOL this evening to be reporting, as you have probably already read elsewhere today, news of the passing of drummer A.J. Pero of Twisted Sister and Adrenaline Mob. Pero, 55, had also just signed on to fill the recently vacated drum slot in Four By Fate, the new band featuring former Frehley's Comet members John Regan and Tod Howarth.

According to a report issued by the AP, Pero was on tour with Adrenaline Mob at the time of his death. On Friday morning, fellow band members had tried to awaken Pero and he was found to be unresponsive. He was taken to a hospital in Poughkeepsie, New York where he was pronounced dead after suffering an apparent heart attack.

TATSOL send our deep condolences to A.J.'s family, friends and former band mates as we join the rest of the Metal World tonight in shock and mourning, sharing a sense of the loss of yet another member of our tribe.

Below, killer video of A.J. and some friends paying tribute to another drummer who left us way too soon at the 2014 NAMM Bonzo Bash at the Observatory in Los Angeles, California.

Updated: 9:45PM CST

Twisted Sister bassist Mark "The Animal" Mendoza called in to Finger's Metal Shop on WBAB 102.3FM Long Island, NY earlier tonight and offered some thoughts and memories on his long-time band mate A.J. Pero. You can listen to the complete, unedited conversation HERE.

New York City Images As Album/ CD Cover Art #162: Estus "Estus" (1973)

Estus "Estus" (Released: 1973)

Artist: Estus
Title: Estus
Released: 1973

Tom Nicholas - Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards
John Nicholas - Bass, Vocals, Harp, Percussion
Harry Rumpf - Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion
Marc Bell - Drums

As noted above, this "lost" Psychedelic-Hard Rock band featured a post-Dust, pre-Voidoids, pre-Ramones Marc Bell, aka Marky Ramone on drums. That's him on the cover there, second from the right. Of course you and I, the curious listeners wonder, upon learning of a band such as this, "I wonder what that sounds like?" Thankfully, some kind soul has kindly uploaded the entire album to Youtube...wonder no more and enjoy. It certainly ain't the Ramones...but it sure does sound like 1973. I like it.

*Thanks to Alex over at Flaming Pablum for bringing this to our attention recently!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

One From The Archives: 03/18/90 Joe Satriani/ Steve Salas Color Code @ Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis, MN

03/18/90 Joe Satriani/ Steve Salas Color Code @ Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
(Image via NYCDreamin Archives)

Dead Label Debuts "Salvation In Sacrifice" Offering A Preview Of Upcoming New Album

Dead Label (8X10 Promo Photo)

Irish hardcore trio Dead Label offered a gift to fans for St. Patrick's Day 2015, issuing a video for a brand new song titled "Salvation In Sacrifice." The song will appear on the bands upcoming Nuerra Records release titled "Throne of Bones." The release date for that is "coming soon."

Dead Label (Clover Promo Magnet - 2014)

Another F'n Podcast with Izzy Presley - Episode #52: Mike "Happy Schneider (Hairball)

Another F'n Podcast with Izzy Presley (03/18/15 Mike "Happy" Schneider)

As we like to do here each week at about this time, TATSOL is proud to bring you...not so live, from Hollywood, California...the latest episode of "Another F'n Podcast with Izzy Presley." Episode #52 is up now!

This week! Izzy is joined by Jeff "The Great Bobboo" Bauer to talk recent NFL happenings and rip on college basketball. And! In the feature interview - Mike "Happy" Schneider joins the show to talk everything Hairball, the bombastic tribute to arena rock! If you are not familiar, you need to see the show when they come to your area. Slave Raider, Izzy's look, and much, much, more are covered in this fun interview.

Let's get to it then, shall we?

-Another F'n Podcast with Izzy Presley/ Facebook