Dumb and Dumbest Episode #353: Who The F*ck Is That Guy? It’s Michael Alago!

Michael Alago is not just famous for making Metallica a household name and signing White Zombie, he has put down a legendary career in the music on top of those highlights! His new memoir, I Am Michael Alago: Breathing Music. Signing Metallica, Beating Death is coming out March 25th. Matt and Curtis hear from Michael about his life and career on Dumb and Dumbest – Episode #353 – Who The F*ck Is That Guy? It’s Michael Alago! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR) and Keith Chachkes (Ghost Cult/BDWE Media). In addition to the podcast, Matt, Curtis, and Keith all host The Music Marketing Challenges: low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists.  And we just launched a Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! DM Matt or Curtis at the links below for details Continue reading

History of Punk Rock Graphics Art Exhibition Opens, Johnny Rotten To Appear

A new exhibition opened at The Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, focusing on the art and iconography of the original Punk Rock movement. Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die Punk Graphics 1976-1986 exhibition is open and curated by is organized by Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and curated by Andrew Blauvelt, Director, with the assistance of Steffi Duarte. The presentation at the Museum of Arts and Design was managed by Curatorial Assistant Alida Jekabson. Unless otherwise noted, all objects in this exhibition are courtesy of Andrew Krivine. Today at the museum Johnny Rotten (Sex Pistols, PIL) will take part in a discussion, interviewed by acclaimed author Gillian McClain, co-author of Please Kill Me, with Legs McNeil. The early session is sold-out but you can find more info on becoming a member of the museum and attending the evening session here. Continue reading

Punk Documentary Series From Iggy Pop and John Varvatos Debuts on Epix

Punk, a new documentary series made its debut on the EPIX channel tonight. Produced by Iggy Pop and designer and music mogul John Varvatos, Punk is a four-part series that explores the birth of Punk Rock. A huge assemblage of stars has come together including Pop, Varvatos, John Lydon (Sex Pistols, Public Image Ltd), Henry Rollins (Black Flag), Marky Ramone (Ramones), Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters/Nirvana), Duff McKagan (Guns n’ Roses), Donita Sparks (L7),director Penelope Spheeris (The Decline of Western Civilization), Joan Jett, Danny Fields, Legs McNeil, Wayne County, Keith Morris (Black Flag/Circle Jerks/OFF), Debbie Harry and Chris Stein (Blondie), Wayne County, Flea and many more. It may become a recurring series since the listing on EPIX refers to it as “Season 1”. You can watch the trailer below and click the link to sign up for a free trial to watch episode 1 on your phone on the EPIX NOW app or mobile device if your cable provider doesn’t feature the channel.    Continue reading

The Dirty Nil – Master Volume

The Dirty Nil’s debut album Higher Power (Dine Alone) felt like a genuine shot in the arm for both punk and rock alike and there was so much attitude and swagger on show the band garnered much deserved praise. Add to that the fact that the band’s live shows built upon the raucous foundations of the album, and the sky appeared to be the limit for them. Thus we come to that much talked about benchmark for many bands… that being the “difficult” follow up, and, interestingly, their second album Master Volume (Dine Alone) both improves and disappoints in equal measures. Continue reading