Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Damned to Screen in Paris this Fall

This Fall, "New Rose", Joe Rees/TargetVideo77's piece on the classic, first wave punk band, the Damned, will screen in Paris as part of the "Europunk" exhibit at the Cité de la Musique.  The museum is located in the La Villette Quarter of the 19th arrondissement.  Looks like Public Image Ltd and the Buzzcocks will be playing as well at the end of October.  We hope to set up another Target show outside the museum atmosphere that will be a full TargetVideo77 tour through American and European classic punk rock.  We'd love to do a club show with a touring band of like mind.  That's what works best for the audience, we think. Any old schoolers out there touring??  Let us know if you will be in Paris....

Thursday, May 9, 2013

LISTEN TONIGHT! Tony Kinman on WSLR "Spirit of Punk" radio show

Hey!  Listen to Jill Hoffman's radio show tonight on WSLR!

Tonight, May 9, 2013 9PM ET / 6PM PT hear punk legend, Tony Kinman.  Tony's bass playing and vocals are well known.  Best known for his bands the Dils, Rank And File. Blackbird and Cowboy Nation (all with his brother, Chip Kinman) and later Los Trendy, he also spent some time playing with the Avengers.  Target caught one such Avengers gig at the Temple Beautiful in black and white video thanks to Joe.  Joe was always there, recording.

Besides The Dils, Blackbird was always one of my favorites.  Brothers Kinman were using drum machines when it was VERY uncool.  KMFDM did a good remix of "Class War" that's well worth checking out not to mention the great cover DOA did of the tune. But I liked them all, RAF in all its various lineups, Los Trendy, and Chip's PCH.

Check out some great links above about Tony and Chip and learn some more! They were covered by many others including the Everly Brothers, Mike Watt (with Dave Grohl, Pat Smear and Eddie Vedder on the old Jon Stewart show,) and more.