Thurs. Oct.24th At Goosetown Tavern! The Blue Kings (SKA/Rocksteady)With The Pollution (Punk), and AkA Miggy

Thursday Oct.24th
9pm/ 21+/$5
Join us for a great night of music with
The Blue Kings
(unique blend of Soulful Psych Rocksteady and Ska)
The Pollution
Post Hardcore “punk” “rock”,
and Music support your host and selector AkA Miggy

Event Link And Tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/456523201877226/

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Scottish Punks, Red Lite District, Release New EP, “Bang Gang”, And Bring Back That Legendary Punk Sound

Photo by Pat McGuire

Release Date: 9/12/2019

Format: Digital 

Label: DCC Records

Photos: Pat McGuire; except for the album cover. Be sure to check out Pat’s blog here, https://riffsnspliffs.wordpress.com/2019/10/15/article-4-the-red-lite-district-the-bang-gang-ep-review/?fbclid=IwAR38l3pvSOinl9wbV4rSReEAMaD88yjfrr-0BenXVmg3meK1E4x5XLvkSqk

Location: Lanarkshire, Scotland

Favorite Tracks:  Dizzy, Oklahoma Girl, Psycho, Man! and Trump, Tories and Other Relics from Middle Earth

Sounds Like: The Damned, FEAR, Buzzcocks, Stiff Little Fingers, The Vibrators, and The Clash 


I was born during the rise of punk legends like The Clash, Damned, and the Sex Pistols. My Dad is a huge Clash fan and instilled in me a love for 70’s and 80’s punk. Although he likes their disco crap, so that’s where we split ways musically. I kid of course, love ya da! So while checking my email I ran across a band from Lanarkshire, Scotland called the Red Lite District. 

As of publication date of this article they are currently with DCC Records. So let’s take a listen. The first track and introduction to the band is, “Dizzy”. The song totally reminds me of FEAR. It could be that the lead singer’s voice sounds a little like Lee Ving. It’s the fast hooks, quick change ups, and simple, but kick ass lyrics that really drag the listener in. 

The next track is, “Oklahoma Girl”. If you have never seen,Peepshow I highly recommend it. It’s currently streaming on Amazon Prime. The show is hilarious and features a female on the show that fits this track to a T. She’s an American gal and quite mental. Everything about this track kicks ass! 

“She’s just a dirty f@#ken Oklahoma girl, 

She’s just a dirty Oklahoma, 

She’s such a beautiful sadomasochist”

The third track up is, “Psycho, Man!”. This track has some addicting lyrics. The simple drum beats seem to lead this track, before the bass and guitar join into the fray. The song reminds me a bit of Johnny Thunders and The Heartbreakers or even the New York Dolls. I feel this track perfectly fits the state of the world, where every day it drives people madder and madder. 

Photo by Pat McGuire

The next track is gets dark with, “Trump, Tories and Other Relics from Middle Earth”. Holy crap is this track amazing. This song has a sweet garage rock like sound. It’s a bit on the heavier side, which lends towards its message to question authority and those in power. Head to pit when this comes on! 

The last track on the EP is, “Lanarkshire Uber Alles”. It pays homage obviously to the Dead Kennedys song, “California Uber Alles”. The chants of “OI, OI, OI,” heard through the chorus provide that extra burst of energy to make this an incredible song. It calls for change and doing whatever is needed to make that change come true. 

In conclusion, “Bang Gang, by Red Lite District” has proven to me. That the legendary punk sound will never die, but continues to evolve, be a catalyst for political change, and stay relevant in the age of overproduced sampled audio. Tracks like “Dizzy”, “Psycho Man”,  “Trump, Tories and Other Relics from Middle Earth” and “Lanarkshire Uber Alles” tell the age old story “Punk Isn’t Dead”.

Tracks: (Per Amazon UK)

  1. Dizzy
  2. Oklahoma Girl
  3. Psycho, Man!
  4. Trump, Tories and Other Relics from Middle Earth 
  5. Lanarkshire Uber Alles

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Punk the Capital; Building a Sound Movement Film Headed To Denver 10/17!

COLORADO PREMIERE
“PUNK THE CAPITAL; BUILDING A SOUND MOVEMENT”
At AztlanTheatre Bar
$9.00 October 17th, 2019!
Screening and In-person Discussions with
Filmmaker James June Schneider and special guest

CALENDAR LISTING :
Time & Date : 7:30 pm, Thursday, October 17th, 2019
Location : Aztlan Theatre Bar
Address : 974 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, Colorado 80204
Ticket : $9
Facebook Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/374945340114000/

Event Description :
Music documentary “Punk the Capital” about the punk
music scene (1976-1983) in Washington, DC. Screening
and in-person discussion with filmmakers James June
Schneider and special guest.

Year Of The Fist’s New Record, “Revive Me”, Anger And Animosity And Punk Rock At Its Core

Pic by @bhcole

Release Date: June 28, 2019

Format: Digital copy comes with purchase of vinyl 

Location: Oakland, CA

Label: Heart On Records

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

  • Squeaky, Katie Cash, hal9000 Beers, Serge

Production (Per Bandcamp): Recorded at Tiny Telephone by Samantha Perez, House Of Faith by Bart Thurber, Fantasy Studios by Jesse Nichols & Hyde Street by Josh Garcia. 

Additional musicians:

Bryan Dean – Bass

Ariel Schneider – Piano

Jeremiah & Amanda Tennis

“Mad” Mike Smith

Artwork & Design Layout: Dismay Design

Favorite Tracks: Revive Me, Block Out The Sun, and Blood Bath

Sounds Like: Crimson Riot, Fabulous Disaster, Distillers, Evil Engine, Married A Dead Man, X-Ray Spex, Venomous Pinks, and Doll Skin


Photo by chiara c photography

Oakland, California punks Year Of The Fist recently dropped their new album, “Revive Me” via Heart On Records back on 6/28/2019. I have been so crazy busy here at CPRA I haven’t had a ton of time get some reviews done. So to my pleasant surprise I picked up and started, “Revive Me”. As soon as the first track hit. I heard a very familiar voice! It’s Squeaky from Fabulous Disaster! Holy crap let’s check out this record!

The first track, “Ghosts”, sets the scene of the album. The storytelling is epic as Squeaky screams, “Revive Me” for a few bars, before returning to almost angelic sound. Hal9000 Beer’s drums are wicked. Awesome name as well there Hal! The next track is, “Black Out Sun”. The song defines CPRA’s definition of “Break Up Punk”. The guitar frantic yet perfectly executed. The duet is unexpected, yet brilliant. 

“Dirty Hands” follows with a heartfelt message as it slows down the progression. I love the lyrical content, and Squeaky’s voice provides the needed justice. I can’t stop but wonder what if the Go Go’s were not required to produce such poppy stuff? Would it sound similar to this? This song is wonderful. 

The progression regains it angry edge next with, “Blood Blath”. This is by far my favorite track on the record along with, “Ghosts. Watch the video below from the almighty Bridge City Sessions! The sheer anger in this track, is giving the hopeless hope. Hal’s drums are killing it! This track needs to be on Punk Tacos ASAP!

“Memory Burn” is up next and continues with another, “Break Up Punk” track. This one slows down a little to focus on the emotions within. The production value is remarkable. There are so many little hooks. This song is going to get stuck in your head. “Loose Teeth In The Wind” follows and raises the progression back up. Squeaky’s scream at the beginning is nuts!

“Something’s Got To Give”, follows with an almost Joan Jett like backdrop. This is a fantastic little song to pogo along to. The guitar solo provides the catalyst before the group launches a full assault. “Are You Surprised” is next and relies heavily on the kick drum. It’s anger ridden and I adore it.

Photo by: Jeremey Johnson

“In This Room” is next with dreamy haunting sound. The intro with the piano is beautiful. The surf fuzz coming from the guitar blends well with Hal’s drums. Squeaky’s vocals are astonishing. This track crosses a Joy Division like bridge between goth and punk. “The Party’s Over” come roaring in at an unmatched pace. The song sounds similar to a much faster and less grunge version of The Breeders. 

The buildup on, “Red Lights Flash” is intense with it’s antem like ballad. Street punx this tracks for you. There’s a hidden track and let’s just say you need to hear it! To sum this all, “Revive Me”, by Year Of The Fist, is 11 tracks of pure and chaotic fun. The crossover to different genres brings punk, back to its core when it branched out from from the start. Be sure to pick this up on vinyl for the best and original sound, https://yearofthefist.bandcamp.com/music

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Track List (Per Bandcamp)

  1. Ghosts 
  2. Block Out The Sun
  3. Dirty Hands
  4. Blood Bath
  5. Memory Burn 
  6. Loose Teeth In The Wind 
  7. Somethings Got To Give 
  8. Are You Surprised?
  9. In This Room
  10. The Party’s Over 
  11. Red Lights Flash 

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Concrete Elite Invades BAR BAR W/Out For Blood, Pueblo’s Centennials and Denver’s The Hacks On 10/11/2019

Concrete Elite: https://www.facebook.com/CONCRETENATION/

Out For Blood: https://www.facebook.com/outforblood666/

The Centennials: https://www.facebook.com/TheCentennialsOi/

The Hacks: https://www.facebook.com/Thehacksdenver/

See you at BAR BAR on 10/11/2019! $5 W/21+ VALID ID! No knuckleheads!

Fine Dining – “Grass Fed Tunes”- Some EPS Make Me Sad, Because…

Release Date: August 2, 2019

Format: Digital, and Physical

Location: South Bay (Los Angeles), CA

Label:  Emmer Effer Records        

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

  • Paul Miner (ex bass player from Death By Stereo, Chris Navarrete on vocals (eken is dead), Simon Johnson (ex drummer Western Waste), and Kevin Wells on guitar (Emmer Effer)

Production (Per Bandcamp): All songs written and performed by Fine Dining, except Don’t Be Misunderstood written by Benjamin/Caldwell/Marcus.

Recorded and engineered by Paul Miner at Buzzbomb Studios in Anaheim, CA March 2019.

Produced by Fine Dining and Paul Miner.

Favorite Tracks: Somewhere Along the Line, Elephant In The Van, A Drink For You, and Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood  

Sounds Like: MF Ruckus, Pennywise, I Am The Owl, New Narrative, Strung Out, and Good Riddance


It happens all the time. A new band emerges from the depths of social media. Somehow they’ve broken algorithms and ended up on your playlist. You’ve added this brand new artist only to be faced with maybe 4-5 tracks tops. Yes the curse of the EP strikes again! I kid of course. Eps are the cheapest way for bands to get new material out fast. That also means we don’t have to wait years upon years for new music. 

The curse struck me again today when I checked out Fine Dining’s new EP, “Grass Fed Tunes”. Upon first listen with “Somewhere Along The Line” I became instantly hooked. The track comes roaring in with an epic skate punk sound. The bass is heavy and powerful, while the vocals are fine tuned. This track is only the start! 

I forgot to mention Fine Dining is somewhat of a supergroup with members such as Paul Miner (Ex bassist for Death By Stereo), Chris Navarrete on vocals (Eken Is Dead), Simon Johnson (Ex drummer Western Waste), and Kevin Wells on guitar (Emmer Effer). We’ve checked out the first track. Let’s move onto the second. 

“Elephant In The Van” comes roaring in. The track remains heavy on bass and guitar. Navarette’s vocals are phenomenal. This is so damn good! “A Drink For You” is the next up. Check out the video below! If there’s one thing music in general needs is tributes to those who have gone on before us! This track is in the same vein as Pennywise, “Bro Hymn”. FYI- My PC speaker cannot handle the lows of the bass on this track. 

A cover finishes out the ep, “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”. The Animal’s version is on my list of top 5 all-time favorite songs. The track was originally used by Nina Simone and later popularized by the Animals. This version slides that line between hardcore skate and metal. I absolutely love this cover! Johnson’s drums combined with Navarette’s vocals take on new original style, while retaining everything I love about the orignal. 

Ok so why does this EP make me sad? It is 4 tracks of insanely well composed music. Punks and metalheads will love this while crossing over to the rock crowd as well. It’s not often we get an EP. that I simply adore from start to finish. The problem is now I’ve run out of tracks! So while I work on my letter, penned, “Fine Dining Make A Full Album ASAP”. You should definitely go download, “Grass Fed Tunes” before word gets out! Mark my words this little EP has mass potential. 

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Track List (Per Bandcamp)

  1. Somewhere Along the Line 
  2. Elephant in the Van
  3. A Drink For You 
  4. Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood

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#CPRAMusicNews: Flores Robadas & Crimes of Fashion Announce Silgo Bilingual Split EP Release On Cassette Tap!

Release Date: 9/11/2019                                             

Format: Digital, and Physical

Location: Miami, FL

Label:(Per Bandcamp) – Freetime Boyz Entertainment Worldwide Inc.                          

Production (Per Bandcamp): All songs recorded, engineered, & mixed by Jesus Hernandez. Artwork by Stacey Colangelo.    


Per label Freetime Boyz Worldwide Inc, Miami based punk bands, Flores Robadas and Crimes Of Fashion have teamed up to release their latest split via cassette tape! You can listen below and pre-order as well! 

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Track List (Per Bandcamp)

  1. Flores Robadas – Reves 
  2. Flores Robadas – No Te Olvides De Mi
  3. Flores Robadas – Resist You 
  4. Crimes of Fashion – Memories
  5. Crimes of Fashion – Lil Flame
  6. Crimes of Fashion – 1000 Days  

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