The Slog Movie

  Rarely seeing the light of day in the last 20 years, Dave Markey’s The Slog Movie is a cross section of the early 80’s L.A. punk scene. It picks up where Decline of Western Civilization and Another State of Mind leave off featuring vintage performances by the likes of Circle Jerks, T.S.O.L., Redd Kross, Fear, Henry Rollins/Chuck Dukowski/Robo/Dez Cadena (otherwise known as Black Flag, at the time prevented from using their band’s name by a pending lawsuit by former label Unicorn Records) and more. While Slog lacks any slick production work, its Super 8mm home-movie feel is captivating as it follows the punk/hardcore scene across Los Angeles (including behind the scenes footage, a commercial for Raymond Pettibone skateboards and a quick peek into the legendary Okie Dogs hotdog stand). Check it out in its entirety below.

Swiss Dots @ Saki Records Chicago

We had the opportunity to catch an intimate in-store performance from Chicago's Swiss Dots (@ Saki Records 3716 W. Fullerton, Chicago) , of course we jumped at the chance and even shot a little video. Check out a portion of the show (7 song playlist) below:

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Bruise News 11/03/10: OFF!, Social D, Blag Dahlia, Flogging Molly, Bosstones

…Republicans regaining control of the House of Representatives got you down? We all know this two party system is bullshit anyway. So, let’s turn off and tune out the talking heads on CNN and scope out a cross-section of the news from around the punk rock world. Cheer up, here’s the Bruise News!