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January 2017




  

Let's Talk Punk About
2016
With Musicians Worldwide.
Interview By: Lisa/PunkrPrincess


We had a lot of things happen in 2016 some good some bad,as we say goodbye to 2016 I thought I would chat with some of the musicians around the world and see how 2016 went for them and what they have in store for 2017,for me it was a pretty good year as always my favorite occasion was the Whatever68 yearly festival,no regrets but will strive to always improve,my 2017 goals are making Whatever68 & PP Promo more successful and to do more live broadcasts from local venues.
Be sure to always support the scene worldwide! Check out all these musicians on social media & let's all try to support and appreciate each other and have a fun and successful 2017!

Mikayla King

Punk Globe: Best show you saw in 2016?

Mikayla: I went to 98 Rockfest here in Charleston, SC which featured Halestorm, the great Lita Ford, Breaking Benjamin, Dorothy and more. It was such a blast and I got to meet Dorothy, who I’ve been secretly stalking ever since…just kidding…or am I? haha… but seriously though, it was my first introduction to her and her music, I’m now a big fan…the energy at the festival was so incredible, everyone put on a hell of a show and I crowd surfed for the first time in my life!

Punk Globe: Anything you regret doing in 2016?

Mikayla: No regrets... I would say maybe some life experiences I wouldn’t repeat…but that is what life is about right? Experiencing the good, the bad and pushing through whatever life throws at you.

Punk Globe: Any goals for 2017?

Mikayla: My goals for 2017 are to write and release the best music I ever have. I have a new single “Come to the Dark Side” out January 1st to kick off the new year along with a subsequent music video. I foresee 2017 to be a big year for me from touring, finishing the Rock opera “Dreamland” my producer Terry King and I have been writing and recording music for, and I’d love to do more work with charities as well.

 

Cory Axtell-BDSM

Punk Globe: Best show you saw in 2016?

Cory: Choking victim

Punk Globe: Favorite album of 2016?

Cory: I had no clue any new music has come out since 1982

 


Ginger Coyote-White Trash Debutantes/Owner Punk Globe Magazine

Punk Globe: Best show you saw in 2016?

Ginger:

Punk Globe: Favorite album of 2016?

Ginger: The Whatever68 Radio compilation with The White Trash Debutantes on it...

Punk Globe: Memorable 2016 occasion

Ginger: Having Ed Asner (Lou Grant "Mary Tyler Moore Show" ) interviewed for the Ginger Coyote Rock Documentary By One Finger Films

Punk Globe: Any goals for 2017?

Ginger: To get my 40 year anniversary issue of Punk Globe out in August.. Continue to be blessed with all the contributors who every month help make Punk Globe a success. The readers for their support and all the great folks we cover.. And to finish the Ginger Coyote Rock Doc and have it aired.....

 

Dave Klein-Agent Orange

Punk Globe: Best show you saw in 2016?

Dave: I saw lots of great bands this year that we played with locally and on tour. Usually once or twice a year we play with D.I. and/or The Dickies, they are two of my favorites! Saw the Damned w/45 Grave and The Flamethrowers - awesome show! I had Mac Sabbath in the studio this year and after went to see them play in LA, really great band and super funny, they nail the Black Sabbath sound too! For my wife’s birthday we went and saw Hedwig at the Pantages Theater, it was really good! Earlier this year we did a tour with my friends In The Whale, kick-ass two piece bands from Denver, also some really great other bands we toured with were FEA, The Atom Age and Counter Punch, all bands worth checking out.

Punk Globe: Anything you regret doing in 2016?

Dave: This year I unexpectedly lost my Uncle Bob and one of my oldest best friends AJ Gallo, I regret not seeing them once more before they passed away.

Punk Globe: Any goals for 2017?

Dave: I’m always working to improve my studio and my skills as a producer and as a musician. Being self employed I’m always trying to figure out new ways to promote myself – www.davekleinrecording.com

 

Paul-Saturns Return

Punk Globe: Best show you saw in 2016?

Paul: Wow tough call for sure. I would have to say it was two shows we actually played. The two bands were Crash NY in April and Some kind of Nightmare in November. Two amazing bands and amazing people.

Punk Globe: Favorite album 2016?

Paul: Again super tough choice for me. Saliva who I am a huge fan of put out an amazing album. The other would be Crashin Out by Crash NY. I have two copies of it and still can not get enough. Also Still Not Broken by Some Kind of Nightmare.

Punk Globe: Any Goals for 2017?

Paul: There are a few. Play shows of course. Write and record our 4th full length album. Finish writing and recording my solo acoustic album. Lastly a punk rock cooking show on Whatever68 Radio.... (inside joke for those who know)
I am honored to be asked to do this. As you know me and the band are just normal guys busting ass playing music the real way. The DIY way. Thank you so much. It means a lot

 


Ron Rancid-Nihilistics

Punk Globe: Favorite 2016 movie?

Ron: Other than a video snippet I made of me pleasuring myself, I would go with “Weiner”. Being a New Yorker, I love to see people like that crash and burn. It gives me great mental pleasure that maybe my putrid existence isn’t that bad after all? I did fall asleep midway through it so that was a somewhat positive experience.

Punk Globe: Memorable 2016 occasion?

Ron: Drinking a bottle of Cognac and watching the election results.

Punk Globe: Any goals for 2017?

Ron: No. Other than releasing the entire Nihilistics back catalogue, recording a new full length album and releasing one already in the can, Ummmmm, other than my own death – Absolutely nothing to look forward too. As always, no goals what so ever.

 


Colleen Caffeine

Punk Globe: Best show you saw in 2016?

Colleen: The Adicts in England

Punk Globe: Anything you regret doing in 2016?

Colleen: yes, I regret losing my voice and talking like a frog for weeks!

Punk Globe: Favorite album of 2016?

Colleen: Choking Susan's "I Hate My Life " :)

 


Jamie Oliver-UK Subs

Punk Globe: Best show of 2016

Jamie: Ruts DC in Vienne, France. Amazing.

Punk Globe: Memorable 2016 occasion?

Jamie: Qualifying for my skydiving licence and skydiving over Niagara Falls

Punk Globe: Any 2017 goals?

Jamie: Figure out a way to stay in European, skydive as much as possible, cut down on my alcohol consumption, learn to drive, buy a camper van, travel and just generally continue loving life!

Charlie Harper-UK Subs

Punk Globe: Best show you saw in 2016?

Charlie: The damned's 40th anniversary show at the Junction in Cambridge. Urban Dogs opened up for them.

Punk Globe: Anything you regret doing in 2016?

Charlie: Not buying a right hand drive Ford Mustang.

Punk Globe: Memorable 2016 occasion.

Charlie: Playing at hellfest.

Punk Globe: Any goals for 2017?

Charlie: Our 40th anniversary world tour.

 

Alvin Gibbs-UK Subs

Punk Globe: Best show you saw in 2016?

Alvin: Criminal Mind at the 100 Club supporting Urban Dogs at the launch party for the Urban Dogs' new album 'Attack', available now on Time and Matter Records.

Punk Globe: Favorite 2016 movie?

Alvin: The wolf of Wall Street.

Punk Globe: Memorable 2016 occasion.

Alvin: Recording the critically acclaimed brilliant new album 'Attack' by Urban Dogs with my friends Charlie, Knox and Matthew. Available now on Time and Matter Records.
Crystal Palace win the Premiership.

 

Stephen Straughan-UK Subs

Punk Globe: Anything you regret doing in 2016?

Stephen: Missing playing for UK Subs at Hellfest earlier this year. I had prior commitments at the time of joining the band.

Punk Globe: Memorable 2016 occasion.

Stephen: Joining the UK Subs, and playing at the Great British Alternative Music Festival.

Punk Globe: Any goals for 2017?

Stephen: Just to get better and better on the guitar.

 

Maurice/Moe Vega-Explosion Theory

Punk Globe: Favorite album of 2016?

Moe: There are so many but If I had to pick one, it would be Cro-Mags by Harley Flanagan. This album brings me back to the CBGBs days. It's raw, electrifying old school hardcore. If the Cro-Mags did not go the metal route, this album would have been great second album for the band. Can't wait to see what Harley puts out next!

Punk Globe: Favorite 2016 movie?

Moe: The New Breed Documentary. The movie is about the 1989 New Breed Tape Compilation. The movie is totally DIY, and it gives you a good feel what the late 80s hardcore scene was like in NYC.

Punk Globe: Any goals for 2017?

Moe: To write more music, record, and release the next Explosion Theory full length CD. I would also like to release the Under Pressure demo from 1988 titled Vicious Bite on vinyl. Many old school hardcore demos are being reissued on vinyl. 2017 marks 30 years since Under Pressure first formed, and 19 years since the release of the demo. Lets see what happens.

 

GL Nonyo-Agent 86

Punk Globe: Best show you saw in 2016?

GL: There were lots of great shows like seeing Potbelly and 13 Scars at the Garage in Ventura. But my favorite was WE68 Fest! Can't wait for the 2017 fest.

Punk Globe: Anything you regret doing in 2016?

GL: I have no regrets. Just lessons learned.

Punk Globe: Memorable 2016 occasion.

GL: Again, the WE68 Festival. I finally got to meet so many people in person that I only knew from Facebook.

 

Lauren Spike

Punk Globe: Best show you saw in 2016?

Lauren: This year I got to check PIG and SKOLD off my bucket list of artists that I wanted to see live. One of the best shows I've seen this year was The Julie Ruin at Lee's Palace.
Kathleen Hanna interacted with the audience by telling personal stories about song meanings in between playing. It was a very moving, intimate and strong performance.

Punk Globe: Anything you regret doing in 2016?

Lauren: Not playing every show I'm offered.There's a lot of venues and promoters that I want to work with in the city,but I have a hard time deciding what is best for the band.

Punk Globe: Favorite 2016 movie?

Lauren: I'm not sure I saw anything really exciting this year in terms of movies. I recently saw the sci-fi movie "Arrival" and it was really good.

 


Eric Leach- Symbol Six

Punk Globe: Best show you saw in 2016?

Eric: Public Image Itd. at The Fonda Theatre was amazing! Johnny always seeks to expand musically and never repeats himself. His forward thinking music is consistently as relevant now as ever! His punk rock roots wrapped in dance beats and electronic pulses created a fantastic show at an excellent venue. I’ve never heard a louder bass player and he literally shook the foundation of the room! John Lydon is one of my favorite performers of all time and he hasn’t lost his smart sarcasm or his self assurance! All of this is inspiring to me as a performer.

Punk Globe: Memorable 2016 occasion.

Eric: Writing, recording and releasing my first solo record was a real milestone for me. Lyrically, it is the most personal and reflective music I’ve written and it actually caught me by surprise. It taught me a lot about myself and taught me how little I know.

Punk Globe: Any goals for 2017?

Eric: It might be cliché, but I want to continue to better myself, to do the hard reflective work necessary to evolve and grow in this one life I have, to fully live in my truth. I also want to continue to surround myself with people who have a passion for creating, artistry and music. People who I can work with, together… who share in building and not tearing each other apart. As John Lennon said, “You may say I’m a dreamer but I’m not the only one” and I want to appreciate life today and dream as big as possible for tomorrow.

 

Jerry Henegar-Swift Knuckle Solution

Punk Globe: Anything you regret doing in 2016?

Jerry: Not getting my hip replacement done sooner. Put it off as long as I could. Hello 2017!

Punk Globe: Favorite album of 2016?

Jerry: Going with Ramones (40th Anniversary Edition).

Punk Globe: Memorable 2016 occasion.

Jerry: Can't say one. We got to play with some awesome bands. Michale Graves (twice), Guttermouth, Richie Ramone, Total Chaos, One Way System, MDC, Some Kind of Nightmare, Barbed Wire Dolls, and a lot of great local and regional bands. Unfortunately, our show with The Vibrators was cancelled due to Hurricane Matthew. Was really looking forward to that one.

 

Ligaya Fatima-JP5/Punk Globe Magazine

Punk Globe: Favorite album of 2016?

Ligaya:My workout mashup on perma repeat complete with Stick Monkey, White Trash Debutantes, Frank Sinatra, Hissy Fit... Its got everything on there from Billy Holiday to Billy Bonito and every Billy in between, L7, ZERO 7, JP5, and epic clips from all Danny Elfman soundtracks....and a bunch of other stuff I like to keep close to the vest because it's likely to be right out there....

Punk Globe: Memorable 2016 occasion.

Ligaya: The 2 weeks The Floydian Device and I spent in LA in August working on our project with Ginger.

Punk Globe: Any goals for 2017?

Ligaya: Buy less, travel more, way more, travel lighter in every way, see more live shows, make more music, make love not war... share the high vibes as much as possible with those magical people who want to do the same.

Greg "Despo"-Los Gattos

Punk Globe: Favorite album of 2016?

Greg: I've played the hell out of my blizzard of oz and bark at the moon albums an awful lot in 2016 still 2 of my favorites to this day.

Punk Globe: Memorable 2016 occasion.

Greg: DespoDavis on live on PunkrPrincess Whatever Show on whatever68.com

Punk Globe: Any goals for 2017?

Greg: To go to 11. One louder.

 

Rudy Rascon-Los Gattos

Punk Globe: Best show you saw in 2016?

Rudy: Pelvic Meatloaf Marque Theatre, Tempe AZ

Punk Globe: Anything you regret doing in 2016?

Rudy: Not re recording the 6 song Los Gattos gold EP

Punk Globe: Any goals for 2017?

Rudy:Doing art smokin kind and writing little shitty songs,.and workin and living easy come easy go,lose wieght and jam the Whatever68 5 year fest in April and record a few more tunes for Los Gattos

 


Minner Johnson-The Sawed Offs

Punk Globe: Favorite album of 2016?

Minner: Independence day

Punk Globe: Memorable 2016 occasion

Minner: Having my band played on the radio,recording in Joe Queers studio & playing with the Dwarves and Quuers and DRI

Punk Globe: Any goals for 2017?

Minner: Touring our way to to the west cost!


Lucky Beltran

Punk Globe: Best show you saw in 2016?

Lucky: NoFX,Useless ID & PEAR

Punk Globe: Anything you regret doing in 2016?

Lucky: Forgetting who I am and what I am capable of.

Punk Globe: Any goals for 2017?

Lucky: To be able to spend more time with my sons in Oregon and to finally get my Parental rights back and respected with my oldest sons in Cali. Another goal is to be able to have a job that fits my way of living instead of vice versa. Oh! and to be able to tour from coast to coast, twice.

 

Lance White-Swift Knuckle Soultion

Punk Globe: Best show you saw in 2016?

Lance: There were quite a few. The ones that stand out would have to be seeing Some Kind of Nightmare, who are probably the hardest working band in punk at the moment. As well as sharing a stage with Richie Ramone and One Way System.

Punk Globe: Anything you regret doing in 2016?

Lance: There's a few bumps in the road but the only real regret is being lazy and not writing more music or doing more art.

Punk Globe: Memorable 2016 occasion.

Lance: Getting engaged to my beautiful fiancé Ria Von Strudel

 

Steeltoe

Punk Globe: Anything you regret doing in 2016?

Steeltoe: Doing less than 100% on stage but that's all up to the audience to decide, another is four loko's.

Punk Globe: Memorable 2016 occasion.

Steeltoe: Well there was a time that we were all staying at Steve's house (guitar player) a drunk driver crashed Mauricio's black RV in the back while he was parked sleeping inside of it we all thought he was dead play came out just fine.. A day to remember because the policeman didn't report this either..

Punk Globe: Any goals for 2017?

Steeltoe: Releasing the official album, no dates yet but we have new songs, taking a tour, upgrade gear, sponsors? (Laughs) and do a music video for each song too! We're ambitious guys but a whole year is a lot of time we can do all this stuff like we don't care we love music bottom line. Saludos y felices fiestas happy holidays

Marc-The Floydian Device

Punk Globe: Best show you saw in 2016?

Marc: Watching the original ‘PSYCHO’ with live soundtrack from the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra with my Fabulous Ms. Ligaya!

Punk Globe: Favorite 2016 movie?

Marc: Best stuff I saw was on Netflix this year.. Second season of Bloodline and Better Call Saul.. Favorite movie is the movie we’re working on: GINGER COYOTE, ’cause when you got Lisa Punk Princess in a movie, you know it’s gonna be great!!

Punk Globe: Memorable 2016 occasion

Marc: Filming a lot of amazing people in Hollywood for our doc!

 


Stevie D-Glass Heroes/Despo-Davis Art

Punk Globe: Best show you saw in 2016?

Stevie D: Was the eXterminators. They were the second punk band here in Phoenix 40 years ago! They played a mid sized room here in Phoenix. Their set smoked the whole way thru! Energy level was on point, never broke stride once. Don Bolles who ended up in The Germs and 45 Grave was on drums. The singer Johnny Macho was in full character and throat, deliciously demented the whole set and, Doug Clark on guitar was white hot that night! The only player who was wasn't an original member was the bass player from the Meat Puppets .He replaced two dead guys. Ward Dotson the original eXterminators bassist ended up in the Gun Club, and passed. Don't remember the other guys name.

Punk Globe: Memorable 2016 occasion.

Stevie D: There a many. From taking the Hep C cure, that I had for 40 years, to the debut of my new group The Brand. The art show I had with Despo from Los Gattos on the East Coast. Can't forget the one off show I did in Bisbee for a punk rock variety show. My group was called Phoenix Casual.

Punk Globe: Any goals for 2017?

Stevie D: Come out your way for the Five Year Anniversary of Whatever68, Despo and I will have some art for you guys, and since Glass Heroes drummer Pistol Pete passed we won't make it. So I'm hoping to get The Brand to come out for April Fool's day.

Lisa, thank you so much for having me as part of the five year celebration, and it's an honor to have had the opportunity to chime in on this interview! Keep doing what your doing for our community and Rock On!








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