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A Punk Teaser from Serbia

// November 21st, 2014 // No Comments » // Videos

Here is a small taste of our interview with Serbian punk band Kvazimodo. See more of the interview and get a bigger dose of the potent Serbian punk scene coming up when the episode re-airs. visit Raw Travel TV for tune in info.

Normandie Blue on the Mexican Radio

// November 2nd, 2014 // No Comments » // Videos

Our pal Alex Blue of Normandie Blue, plays an acoustic version of “Friendly Advice” live on Mexico City Radio.

This tune and others available on “It Is What It Is” from Punk Outlaw Records.

Coney Island Sideshow School Featuring Adam Realman

// October 27th, 2014 // No Comments » // Videos

Every wanted to swallow a sword? Eat Fire? Drive a nail up your nose (or someone elses)?

Who hasn’t?

Well now you can with Adam Realman (AKA the Professa) at the Coney Island Sideshow School in this Raw Travel Extended Webcut.

Enjoy!

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Serbian Punk – Kvazimodo

// October 26th, 2014 // No Comments » // Videos

With Darko & the guys from Kvazimodo

With Darko & the guys from Kvazimodo in Belgrade, Serbia 

Catch these guys on Raw Travel Serbia coming next month (Nov. 8th-9th, 2014) in the U.S.

Kvazimodo’s New Video with Lyrics

Lyrics (English Translation) 
Years pass, all things
we are silent, it will no longer be able to

Ask yourself why you put up with
now show me everything, everything you think

Raise your voice (hey hey hey)
Raise your hand
Against the system now
Raise your voice
Raise your hand
REVOLUTION

With eyes take off your blindfold
Another person’s hand is now in your pocket

Income tax at all, the breathing
I will no longer so, so can not

Raise your voice (hey hey hey)
Raise your hand
Against the system now
Raise your voice
Raise your hand
REVOLUTION (x2)

Copyright 2014 – Kvazimodo

 

Singl: Revolucija (2014)
Producer: Pedericco Rashiid (Atheist Rap)
Studio: SOCIJALA STUDIO (Novi Sad, Serbia)
Lyrics: Ilija Marjanovi?
Music: Milan Vi?i?
Video: Darko Stojanovi?
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Kvazimodo is:
Milan Vi?i? (gutars,vocal)
Darko Stojanovi? (drums,back vocal)
Ilija Marjanovi?(bass,vocal)

Nashville Tennessee.. Musical Mecca

// October 23rd, 2014 // No Comments » // Videos

Johnny Cash Museum

Johnny Cash Museum

Nasvhille Tennessee, my home town (well close enough) and it’s booming. We were recently in town filming for Raw Travel TV. I know that you know that Nashville is a great music town. We all know about it’s country music legacy and while I don’t have much patience or resepct for today’s modern country music scene, I do, like many punk rockers, respect immensely the old time roots country & hillbilly influence from artists back in the day and a handful of original artists today that may fall into the “country” or “crossover” genre.

Johnny Cash Musuem

Johnny Cash Musuem

 

What you may not know about Nashville is that it’s a musical river that runs long and deep. I was spoiled when I lived there able to take in incredibly talented musicians playing live almost every day of the week for next to nothing.

While NYC may boasts the king of all things media, Nashville is the reining champ when it comes to music. Sorry Austin, please by all means, do keep doing your thing but Nashville is the spot.

Jonah Kraut

Jonah Kraut

And yes, if you are wondering, while I’m no expert I do know that there is a decent punk rock history as well. Bands like Jason and the Scorchers and venues like the famed Exit Inn (still running strong) come to mind.

While in Nashville, we soaked it all in. We stopped off a the newly opened Johnny Cash Museum and interviewed the musuem owner and Johnny Cash’s long time friend, Bill Miller, who regaled us with stories about the man in black and we swapped theories as to how and why Johnny Cash became so beloved by such a wide variety of music lovers (punks included) toward the latter stages of his life and career (and is still picking up steam even after death).

Johnny Cash Mural

Johnny Cash Mural

We also hung out with indie rockabilly musician, Jonah Kraut, a super nice and a super talented songwriter and musician who moved to Nashville from Chicago to be around the good vibes. I’ll have his music up here soon for you to sample. I’ve listeneed to his latest CD and trust me its good stuff.

And then it was time for some psychobilly, Nashville style, with the Hellfire Revival. My producer was so excited when he heard these guys play live I thought I was gonna have to take over on main camera. They have that effect on folks live.

Hellfire Revival

Hellfire Revival

Well, I didn’t take over on camera and below is just a kind of crappy iphone video of the guys performing for us but I really dig their music and wanted to get it out there to you so here goes. Visit the guys on their facebook page and let them know what you think… and tell them you heard it here… on Punk Outlaw.

Jonny Cash Mural - Downtown Nashville

Jonny Cash Mural – Downtown Nashville

Oh and remember to stay tuned to Raw Travel in February when the Nashville episode is due to premiere. I know you like punk rock or you probably wouldn’t be here, but I really think you’ll dig it.

Hellfire Revival

Hellfire Revival

For now, enjoy the music of Hellfire Revival!

Say Hello to Community Records in NOLA

// October 8th, 2014 // No Comments » // Events

New Orleans, Louisiana –  Now that place has some musical heritage, of that, there is little doubt.

Finally, we’re heading there in December to give you the low down on the underground music scene there. One group of folks we’ll be sure hooking up with is Community Records, a cool concept for a record label where almost everything is free. You Simply have to dig it.

Community Records
Reportedly they have a kick butt block party every year (see below) and it’s coming up October 25th if you happen to be around, send us some pics. More info on the party HERE.

I won’t make the Block Party but I am looking forward to catching up with these guys when we hit NoLa in a few weeks!

Pay them a visit either in person or online and if you do, say hello for Punk Outlaw & Raw Travel will ya?

Congrats to Tarakany! & Phil Rocker (Dorados)

// October 5th, 2014 // No Comments » // Photos

Congratulations are in order!

Dying Scene 2

First to our pals in Moscow, Russia. It’s been less than a year since Tarakany! (Cockroach) released Russian Democrazy has been out but momentum has been slowly but surely building. Now we have our first legitimate review from Dying Scene who give the CD 4 out of 5 stars. But don’t take my word for it, read the review yourself HERE. 

Phil rocker

Secondly,

Our pal Felipe Ossa (AKA Phil Rocker) from the band Dorados Rockabilly Trio in Medellin, Colombia is readying his first solo release “Viva Bop” and he wants you to have a listen.

Take a free listen to his you tube page right HERE. 

Congratulations fellas!

 

 

Exclusive Video – Krakow’s “Brains All Gone”

// September 16th, 2014 // No Comments » // Videos

Here is an exclusive video from Krakow, Polands “Brains All Gone”.

See more of these talented ladies during the premiere of Raw Travel Oct. 4th-5th with Raw Travel - Krakow, Poland. More info HERE. 

Tarakany! and Anti-Flag “God & Police”

// September 7th, 2014 // No Comments » // Videos

Tarakany’s! (Cockroach) 1st English language CD “Russian Democrazy” features a killer track entitled “God & Police” with Chris Barker from Anti-Flag singing along and perhaps not surprisingly, it’s one of my favorites on the entire CD.

All hype and self serving BS aside, Russian Democrazy never gets old being put on repeat on the old ipod and I think the guys did a 1st class job on selecting tracks for their English language debut. If you haven’t heard it yet, you should.

CD ARTWORK OFFICIAL

 

Viewers of Raw Travel get a taste of Tarakany! every few weeks when we’re able to squeeze in a short commercial promoting “Russian Democrazy” and it seems to be working. Last week, I had to restock our CD Baby account as people actually wanted some physical CDs, rather than just a download off of itunes.

Look, I don’t care how you choose to listen so long as you give good music like this a good listen. Russian Democrazy is just too good and Tarakany! too damned legendary of a talent in Russia to not get some love here in the U.S.

Who knows, maybe Obama and Putin can get together and solve the Ukraine crises while listening to a little Russian Democrazy as inspiration?

Hot off the press here is a recent video from Antiflag & Dima from Tarakany performing said track, “God & Police” for an enthusiastic crowed.

IF you like what you see/ hear, help us spread the word about our Russian pals Tarakany! and the cool music they are putting out.