Bring the motherfucking NOISE!!! Check this out: this classic PUBLIC ENEMY footage of them performing in 1988 at the Hammersmith Odeon in London. This concert takes me back to a time when hip hop was not an invisible arm of the prison industrial complex and before reality shows. PUBLIC ENEMY is number ONE!
If you read CVLT Nation, then you know one of our favorite bands is NAILS. Not only are they great musicians, they are very humble cool humans. That why when I heard they were going on a West Coast tour with GODFLESH and PRURIENT I was really stoked for them. So today we salute the NAILS by showing their most recent gig in Allston, Mass filmed by Hate5six. Check out not only their West Coast dates, but also peep their European shows with Blind Faith!
California’s underground collective Black Twilight Circle are on a nationwide tour called ANAHUAC. Arizmenda, Bilirubin, Volahn and Blue Hummingbird on the Left all performed in Oakland this past Saturday and gave an intense performance. All of this magic was filmed by Kevin Hobbs, who actually got full sets of all on the bands! Check out the Black Twilight Circle tour poster below, they have many dates left!
Blue Hummingbird on the Left
Is the unjust war in Afghanistan really about to end, and if so, what is going to be the cost to the Afghani people? The new Vice Documentary “This Is What Winning Looks Like” takes a hard look at the ills of Afghanistan – from drug abuse, sexual misconduct to corruption…Have a look at this film and you be the judge!
Some music makes you see the world in a different way and allows your thoughts to form unknown shapes. This is how the new LOCRIAN album “Return To Annihilation” makes me feel – it is a transcendental experience from beginning to end! They have just released a new video for “Eternal Return,” and you can check it out here and now. “Return To Annihilation” came out yesterday on Relapse Records, so make sure to get a copy, I know I’m getting one! CVLT Nation salutes LOCRIAN on a spectacular record…read our review HERE!
I just spent 14 minutes watching another inspiring episode of The Art Of Punk, this one about the story behind the Dead Kennedy‘s logo & the art of Winston Smith. One of my best New Year’s Eves ever happened in 1984 – it was a Dead Kennedy’s gig and they opened with “Welcome to 1984,” and I will never forget that night! CVLT Nation salutes our homie Bryan Ray Turcotte of Fucked Up + Photocopied fame (one of the greatest books about punk flyers ever made!) and Bo Bushell on their killer series about Punk Art brought to the world by MocaTv…Now check out this on point documentary!
Aleister Crowley – The Other Loch Ness Monster is a 2000 BBC Scotland documentary examining Aleister Crowley’s Loch Ness home, Boleskine House, later bought by Jimmy Page, although he never lived in it. Boleskine House was the setting for many of Crowley’s rituals of magick, including the abramelin ritual, through which he eventually contacted his guardian angel, Lucifer. Crowley describes bringing an oppressive darkness into his Boleskine House when preparing this ritual, however he did not complete it in the house, but years later in Egypt. It’s believed that because he broke this ritual, the dark forces summoned remained in the house, and brought supernatural activity to the house and the area. Some people even speculate that the Loch Ness Monster could be connected to Crowley in some way, a supernatural creature trolling its deep waters. This is a short but fascinating look at one aspect of Crowley’s life and works…enjoy!