Take That Idiot! – Shout Out For GRETA THUNBERG

former kickboxer, infamous misogynist, and
far-right wanker Andrew Tate challenged Swedish environmental
activist Greta Thunberg with this message on Twitter:

“Hello I have 33 cars. My Bugatti has a W16 [eight-litre] quad turbo [engine].
My TWO Ferrari 812 Competizione have [6.5-litre] V12s. This is just the start.
Please provide your email address so I can send a complete list of my car
collection and their respective enormous emissions.

Thunberg’s reaction was just brilliant.

GRETA THUNBERG: Facebook – Instagram – Twitter

Songsmith JAI BEAN With Emotive Tribute To His Sick Friend – I THINK YOU’RE WONDERFUL (FOR NICOLE)

3 December 2022

Artist: JAI BEAM
Who: Singer-songwriter from NYC, born John Cannon


BEAN: “My close friend Nicole is dying of primary immunodeficiency disease and cancer and has up to five years to live. I just reconnected with her a little over a year ago and we have been chatting and meeting almost every day. She is such a strong person who takes on each day with such positivity and strength.

This tribute is a tender and emotive electro-pop tune, with warm 60s organ fragments, other synth dynamics and Beam‘s amiable voice. Dedicated to his friend Nicole, who suffers from her battle with cancer. Unfortunately, countless people are fighting against that awful disease, they’re all wonderful too.

Have a listen…

JAI BEAM: Facebook

THE KUT Is Going To Win The 2022 FIFA World Cup For All Surpressed Women

Listen up!

28 November 2022

British rawking ‘n rollin’ Amazon THE KUT released her electrifying
second album GRIT last July. It topped the Official UK Rock Albums Chart.

Now to tie in with the FIFA World Cup 2022 tournament she just shared a new single,
named FUN WHEN YOU’RE WINNING. A steadfast Joan Jett-esque rocker fueled by mad
as a hatter guitars, a hard-hitting rhythm section and resolute vocals.

We all should support The Kut and make her win the
World Cup for all suppressed women in the world.

The video features Diana Bartmann (drums) and
Daisy Pepper (bass), and is directed by Mike Gripz.

Let’s roll

THE KUT: Instagram – Facebook

Image on top: cover of the GRIT album.

Canadian Duo BUS PEOPLE Score With Debut Earworm ‘LUCK’

24 November 2022

Who: Indie pop duo from Corner Brook,
Newfoundland and Labrador
, CA

Debut single: LUCK

“Luck,” was inspired by a nostalgia for being a young teenager in a small town.
The conflicts of the time felt so simple when looking back through the lens of
adulthood. There’s a calm narrative throughout the verses but we wanted to
capture an unhinged energy in the choruses that really reflects a desire to go
back to the innocence of youth when that concept becomes an impossibility.”

TUTV: The vitalizing backbone of Luck is an infectious keyboard vibe that
sticks on the spot. On the other hand heated vocals and an ablaze guitar
sequence inject this earworm with gusto and verve. Don’t hesitate, get
on the bus. Thrilling score!


BUS PEOPLE: Instagram


Making noise about up-and-coming artists/bands

2 November 2022

Would you let your daughter go out with them? (photo by Broes Vanmullem)

Until last Saturday – when they crashed into my hometown of Ghent (Belgium) I never heard of Belgian turbine BARNO KOEVOET AND THE DUIJMSCHPIJKERS. Now my still vibrating ears can testify about these freaked-out misfits. The man in the middle Barno Koevoet (Barno Crowbar) is a manic motherfucker with 4 lungs. Just insane. He screams as if his tattoo body is pierced with sharp-cutting thumbtacks (Duijmschpijkers). No idea what demons they’re fighting, but I put my money on Barno and his deafening gang.

This is what shouting out is all about

Here’s an idea of their live frenzy
(First band on this video)

And on their brand new single they attack FAT SCUM.



(Live photo by Turn Up The Volume)

Post-Roe V. Wade Blast For Benefit Purposes – Here The New Poignant VIAL Single ‘EMPBRYO’ Here

New triking strokes

3 August 2022

Band: VIAL
Who: All female power-pop-punk Riot Grrls from Minneapolis
Works (so far): Grow Up (2019) and Loudmouth.

New single: EMBRYO

All proceeds of this new piece go to Gender Justice and Women’s Rights / Oxfam
and National Network Of Abortion Funds.

(Press photo via FB – Vial)

If Trump and his ass-licking apostles showed us one thing, it’s the widespread far-right viruses and the massive ultra-conservative presence in America. He gave them a voice
and a forum and they responded en masse by coming out of their caves and storming
the Capitol in the end. Trump made racism, sexism, and autocratic populism look acceptable for his true-blue red fans.

He also has his illegal hands (and judges) in the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn
Roe v. Wade
and turn the clock 50 years back for women in the land of the free and
the home of the brave
. And that’s what this new razor-sharp-cutting ripper is about.
Hands off a fundamental, human woman’s right. Very loud and very clear.

“Slide the rug out from under me
And take away my reproductive rights
I’m just an incubator
Yeah, a vessel to create unwanted human life
Yeah take back laws, why don’t you?
I’m sure you didn’t have to try
Doesn’t matter if you did, anyway
‘Cause living here still makes me wanna fucking die”

Buy ‘Embryo’ here…

VIAL: Facebook


Today Belgium, Tomorrow The World – Mean Rock Machine RHEA Are Ready To Rumble

20 July 2022

If you don’t know the mean Belgian rock machine RHEA yet,
I’ll give you 5 reasons why they should be your next favorite gang.

1. Their sizzling powerhouse sound is bigger than the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris (before the fire). Think Australian bulldozers Wolfmother and badasses Queens Of The Stone Age. Pretty Herculean, right? You betcha.

2. Their 2020 debut LP LUST FOR BLOOD is a monster of a record. A tsunami of rollicking riff rippers, propelled by a merciless drums/bass turbine and a charismatic motormouth in the middle.

3. On stage, they rage and rush without brakes or breaks with all cylinders on.
Here’s a very loud and very clear idea of their blitzkrieg bluster when rollin’ live.

4. Their fans wear cool t-shirts.

5. These muttafokkers are about to take the world by storm.
Don’t miss them and don’t forget where you read this news first!

RHEA: Facebook – Instagram

(All photos by Turn Up The Volume – Ghent, Belgium, 18 July 2022)

Baltimore’s Punk Tornado PINKSHIFT Are Not Crying On New Jagged Juggernaut

New striking strokes

19 July 2022

(Photo courtesy: Leigh Ann Rodgers)

Who: Rowdy punk tornado trio from Baltimore

Second shared piece, following lead single nothing (in my head)
from their upcoming debut album Love Me Forever.

Ashrita Kumar (vocalist): ““crying” is the one song on the record that I didn’t start with a particular direction, just raw and unfiltered emotion. As the first song on Love Me Forever, it kicks the record off with a panicked denial, an immediately attacking response to the question of “are you okay?” untrusting and doubtful of the intent and sincerity of that question.”

Turn Up The Volume: Warn your neighbors before this jagged juggernaut starts blasting out of your speakers. Why? When you combine the larger-than-life wall-of-Aussie-sound of Wolfmother and the clear-cut razzmatazz spits and sneers of Amy Taylor, the punktastic motormouth of Amyl And The Sniffers, you’ll realize that the (il)legal amount of decibels will go through the roof. And that’s what exactly happens right here. Tons of vigorous vitality available here.

Stop crying and press play…

PINKSHIFT: Facebook – Instagram

All info and pre-order facilities HERE


Steve Lombardo is the founder and driving force behind San Diego‘s charity operation PUNKS FOR AUTISM. A collaboration with super talented artists of all backgrounds to create underground apparel for this generation that helps drive Autism Awareness & Acceptance. Punks For Autism is an official 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations
are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Lombardo: “As the father of an autistic son, I’d often see various generic apparel supporting autism that either looked like something you’d get for free for participating in a race or something your grandma would rock…not that we all don’t love our grandmas, just not necessarily their attire.”

Funds for PFA come from the sales of t-shirts, mugs, hoodies, baseball caps
and other stuff, all designed by tattoo artists and illustrators from the U.S.
and beyond.

Visit the PFA WEBSITE and support their cause.