This weekend 2/1 & 2/2 on Raw Travel it’s a little punkabilly, Uruguay style with rockers, Rudos Wild.
Be sure to tune in. Find out where & when here is what else you can expect.
Final 3 Raw Travel Promos for you and then it’s back to punk music. Don’t let the tango dancing, wine tasting and other touristy stuff fool you… each episodes has more than a smidgen of underground music and subculture themed throughout, so your gonna wanna watch I think/hope.
EPISODE 107 – Buenos Aires, Argentina
EPISODE 108 – Road Trip to Salta, Argentina
EPISODE 109 – Uruguay
Click HERE to visit “Punktology Vol. 1″ page in Amazon Music
Click HERE to visit “Punktology Vol. 1″ in i-Tunes
PUNK OUTLAW RECORDS’ COMPILATION “FREE CUBA NOW!” ON I-TUNES & AMAZON MUSIC
- Punk Musicians from Latin America & Caribbean Join Label’s Protest of Treatment of Cuban Punks –
New York, NY – December 7th, 2011 – Punk Outlaw® Records announced the release of their first compilation collection, Punktology Volume 1 – Free Cuba Now! The compilation features independent punk and hardcore music from Latin America and the Caribbean and is available on a variety of platforms including i-Tunes, Amazon Music, CD Baby and other leading digital music retailers.
The collection strives to showcase a variety of punk music from Latin America and the Caribbean to North American and European audiences. The title “Free Cuba Now” was chosen to help bring attention to the fact that Cuban punks, as well as many other subcultures on the island nation of Cuba, still suffer from suppression of their freedom of expression at the hands of the Cuban government.
The musical compilation is the first from the fledgling music label and features artists covered in the documentary “Punktology”, which is currently in production at Punk Outlaw’s® production banner and hopes to help shed light on the worldwide influence of punk music in unlikely places, like Cuba.
“While working on the documentary, I visited Cuba and witnessed firsthand the incredible lack of basic freedom of expression we take for granted in much of the western world, when one of our interviewees was arrested for simply speaking to us” states Robert G. Rose, Founder of Punk Outlaw Records and Executive Producer of Punktology. “Punk music is at its best when it’s railing against injustice. This music comes from a variety of bands from different countries, each with their own issues such as social inequality, government corruption and crippling poverty. Yet freedom of expression is a basic human right that most enjoy and we think Cubans and all human beings deserve this right as well.” Rose continues.
Punk Outlaw Records has pledged 25% of the record label’s share of net profits to charitable organizations whose missions are to help Cubans, including, Cuba Skate, a U.S. based charity providing skateboarding equipment, clothing and better opportunities for Cuban youth.
Participating artists for the project hail from a variety of countries including: Los Suziox (Colombia), Rudos Wild (Uruguay), Anti-Everything (Trinidad), DMTR (Ecuador), El Terrible Y Los Mongoloides (Peru), Lokekeda (Colombia), Warning (Guatemala) and Fertil Miseria (Colombia).
The compilation is currently available for purchase at various digital online retailers including I-tunes, Amazon Music, Zune and more. Visit www.PunkOutlawRecords.com and www.Punktologycd.com for more information and to view a promotional video trailer.
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COMPILACIÓN “FREE CUBA NOW!” DE PUNK OUTLAW RECORDS EN I-TUNES
- Los músicos de Punk de Latinoamérica y el Caribe se unen a la protesta del sello discográfico con respecto al trato que se les da a los músicos de punk cubanos -
New York, NY – 7 de Deciembre de 2011 – Punk Outlaw® Records anunció el lanzamiento de su primera compilación Punktology Volume 1 – Free Cuba Now! La compilación incluye música punk y hardcore independiente de Latinoamérica y el Caribe, y está disponible en varias plataformas, incluida i-Tunes, Amazon Music, CD Baby y otros revendedores de música digital.
La colección se esfuerza por presentar una variedad de música punk de Latinoamérica y el Caribe a las audiencias Norteamericana y Europea. Se eligió el título “Free Cuba Now” para contribuir a generar conciencia acerca de que los músicos de punk cubanos, al igual que muchas otras subculturas de la isla de Cuba, todavía sufren la represión de su libertad de expresión que ejerce el gobierno cubano.
La compilación musical es la primera compilación del reciente sello discográfico e incluye a los artistas que forman parte del documental “Punktology”, que actualmente está siendo producido por el banner de producción de Punk Outlaw® y espera contribuir a revelar la influencia internacional de la música punk en lugares insólitos, como Cuba.
“Durante mi trabajo en el documental, visité Cuba y pude comprobar por mí mismo la increíble falta de libertad de expresión básica que damos por sentada en la mayor parte del mundo occidental, cuando uno de nuestros entrevistados fue arrestado simplemente por hablarnos”, afirma Robert G. Rose, Fundador de Punk Outlaw Records y Productor Ejecutivo de Punktology. “El mejor momento de la música punk surge cuando recrimina hechos de injusticia. Diversas bandas de distintos países tocan este tipo de música, cada una con sus propios conflictos, como la desigualdad social, la corrupción del gobierno y la pobreza agobiante. Sin embargo, la libertad de expresión es un derecho humano básico del que gozan la mayoría de las personas, y consideramos que los cubanos y todos los seres humanos merecen este derecho,” sostiene Rose.
Punk Outlaw Records aportó el 25% de las ganancias netas del sello discográfico a organizaciones benéficas cuya misión consiste en ayudar a los cubanos, incluida Cuba Skate (www.CubaSkate.com), una organización benéfica con base en los EE. UU. que proporciona equipos de monopatín, indumentaria y mejores oportunidades a los jóvenes cubanos.
Los artistas que participan en el proyecto provienen de varios países, incluidos: Los Suziox (Colombia), Rudos Wild (Uruguay), Anti-Everything (Trinidad), Demeter/DMTR (Ecuador), El Terrible Y Los Mongoloides (Perú), Lokekeda (Colombia), Warning (Guatemala) y Fertil Miseria (Colombia).
Actualmente, la compilación está disponible para su compra en diversos revendedores de música digital en línea, incluidos I-tunes, Amazon Music, Zune y muchos más. Visite www.PunkOutlawRecords.com y www.Punktologycd.com para obtener más información y ver un avance de un video promocional.
Listen to some punk music from all over the world. Got some good music you want to share? join the group and upload. In the meantime, enjoy these tunes by our good buddies Los Suziox (Colombia) and Rudos Wild (Uruguay). Disfruta!
Back in February I made a return trip to Montevideo, Uruguay to see my old pals from Rudos Wild. A lot had happened in the year I was away. I signed the guys to my fledgling digital record label “Punk Outlaw Records”, I had begun work on a new travel show “Raw Travel” and I had moved from the U.S. to begin living abroad in Colombia, South America.
What hadn’t changed was the quality of the music of Rudos Wild and the pure, genuine energy of the band, when they are playing and when they aren’t.
We took advantage of my trip down there to hang out some more. I taped one of their live concerts, chilled at Peyo’s house at a big meat filled BBQ and ended up featuring the band in Raw Travel’s episode on Uruguay/Argentina.
Oh and we also shot a little music video for them for their song, “No Toleramos” (We Won’t Tolerate), which I just love.
Well the video has finally been edited and you get to peek it here first.
It’s dedicated to Leo 666, Rudos Wild bass player who’s been ill and in the hospital. Maybe you should think about eating a steak every now and then amigo! (Leo 666 is a strict vegan in Uruguay of all places, possibly the most meat eating per capita on the planet). Seriously, stay strong my friend and get well soon.
Special thanks to Renzo Devia, Moses Naranjo and Camilo Mendoza who helped shoot and edit the video.
Let me know what you think.
Last weekend’s punk show in Montevideo featuring my buddies, Rudos Wild was all it was cracked up to be. A celebration as it was Camilo’s (Guitar Rudos Wild) birthday; a reunion, it was my first time back to Uruguay in almost exactly one year; and most importantly a kick ass punk show.
The show got started off with a very good and talented surf punk band which offered a nice warm up for what was to come next, which was a loud, rollicking good punkabilly time from Rudos Wild.
The guys brought me up on stage to help sing a little Social Distortion and I can’t believe I forgot the words to “Cold Feelings” but no one seemed to notice or mind my mumbling certain parts and it was a nice thrill.
The punks crowd in Montevideo is a dedicated bunch and I want to thank them for their hospitality while I was there. Video from the concert as well as photos and video from the Rudos Wild music video shoot to come soon, but in the meantime, feel free to enjoy the pics from the show!
You may recall that about a year ago I was visiting Buenos Aires, Argentina winding up a 3 country trip (Chile, Argentina, Uruguay) when an unscrupulous and fake taxi driver took advantage when I let down my guard.
My man took off with my cameras, passport, computer and most importantly, 3 weeks worth of footage that I had shot for Punktology, the documentary about the worldwide influence of punk music. I chased him down the streets of Buenos Aires in a vicious rain storm like a mad man to no avail.
If you missed it my little adventure, well you can read about the debacle HERE. After years of travel in Latin America it was the first time I had been robbed and it was a pretty low point for me. But as with most bad things that happen in life, there was some good sprinkled in.
After briefly entertaining the idea of cutting the trip short and heading back to NYC, I decided to forge ahead to Montevideo, Uruguay with an intent to beg, borrow or steal (ooops, not steal!) a camera to salvage some footage form my month long trip in really way down south, South America.
Turns out the punks of Montevideo were awesome and came through big time, borrowing various cameras so that I could book some pretty decent interviews. You can still check out in the archives if you like (type “Uruguay” or “Montevideo” in the search bar). Thanks to my amigos in Montevideo, I didn’t return to NYC empty handed.
Now, It’s time I head back, back to the scene of the crime. Back to Buenos Aires not to exact my revenge (though I have day dreamed about what it would be like to see the bald little weasel who took my stuff), but to go back to Salon Pueyrredon to take in a punk show; back to Mundo Bizarro to check out the rockabilly scene and back to Montevideo, Uruguay, where this time Ill have my own camera (with proper sound equipment). The punks from Buenos Aires and Montevideo should be well represented.
This time, in addition to covering the punk, rockabilly and psychobilly scenes for you, I’m also working on another new, exciting project, a travel show called “Raw Travel” check it out HERE.
Because I’m working on dual projects this time, I have a really tight agenda but here is a preview of what you can expect.
First in Buenos Aires I plan on passing by Salon Pueyreddon again to catch up with my friends there and see how things have changed in a year. This spot is a good spot to see a good live rock or punk show. It’s always full of good people like Kita, the psychobilly bartender, or Maria who runs publicity for the venue or Batra one of the owners or Anita the rockabilly queen.
We will also stop by Mundo Bizarro where we hope to hook up with manager Pinata to document the rockabilly scene in BA as well as hopefully repeat our interview with local rockabilly band Los Primitivos which never got published.
If Dos Minutos is around, we’ll hook up with them again and we hope to drop in on a rehearsal with our buddies at Drop Dead Dreams.
In Montevideo, we are planning on shooting Rudos Wild for Raw Travel and shoot some footage for a kick ass music video, beginning with their concert at the Apartado Bar on 2/18/11 for Punk Outlaw Records.
Then on 2/21 we’ll be shooting the city sites for Raw Travel. We hope to swing by our buddies at the Clash City Rockers and Decibilios bars as well!
And if there are punks in Salta, Argentina (we know there are), we hope we’ll be able to tell you all about it as we head there for 4 days of Raw Travel.
But the best part of any trip are the unplanned, spontaneous things that happen. Who knows what might pop up, so stay tuned.
I try to stay open to the unexpected, embrace what the universe throws at me, but I truly hope I’m not chasing a fake taxi driver down the streets of Buenos Aires this time. But life is crazy. You never know.
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AIM TELL-A-VISION GROUP LAUNCHES PUNK OUTLAW RECORDS
- Emerging Label Signs Two Latin American Punk Bands, “Rudos Wild” & “Los Suziox” -
New York, NY September 14th, 2010 – The AIM Tell-A-Vision® Group (AIM TV) announced today the launch of “Punk Outlaw Records” as part of their “Punk Outlaw® Productions content banner. The digital record label will initially focus on 360 degree partnerships importing music from emerging punk & independent artists.
AIM TV Founder, Robert G. Rose, formed Punk Outlaw Records when traveling abroad gathering material for his documentary “Punktology…The Worldwide Influence of Punk”. Rose witnessed firsthand that the DIY (Do It Yourself) spirit of punk music was very much alive and thriving in places where artists sacrificed tremendously to make music in the face of incredibly challenging circumstances.
The new record label’s roster of recently signed artists include “Rudos Wild” (Rough and Wild), a raucous, in your face punk and punkabilly band from Montevideo, Uruguay that has been performing since 2003. Rudos Wild plays straight up classic punk rock heavily influenced by rockabilly, psychobilly and artists such as Social Distortion, The Misfits, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Stray Cats, The Clash, Tiger Army, The Living End and Reverend Horton Heat to name a few. Rudos Wild has independently recorded two full length CDs and toured extensively in Uruguay, Argentina and Chile.
Punk Outlaw Records also recently signed “Los Suziox” (The Dirty) a talented punk band hailing from the working class barrios of Medellin, Colombia. Los Suziox (LSZX) has independently recorded several tracks with a large repertoire of socially conscious songs that has garnered them legions of loyal fans in their native Colombia and throughout Latin America. LSZX’s musical influences are diverse and include bands like Stiff Little Fingers, Klamydia, The Addicts, The Clash, Konflikt, Ramones, Minor Threat, The Meteors & Stray Cats to name a few.
“Latin America is a hotbed of punk music and culture. Rudos Wild and Los Suziox represent the diversity and quality of the music being made there.” states Robert G. Rose, president of Punk Outlaw Records.
“American Latinos having a rich history of contributions and are a powerful force in the punk, psychobilly and rockabilly scenes in the U.S. today. With the changing nature of the music business and the declining influence of major labels, now is the perfect time to start an indie label that will help artists get their music to a wider audience. Our goal is to provide a platform to expose talented artists to a group of fans otherwise not able to experience important music that demands to be heard” Rose continues.
AIM TV Group and Punk Outlaw are wholly owned subsidiaries of Artist and Idea Management, Ltd, the pioneering creators of the long running, English language syndicated television series, American Latino TV and LatiNation which were sold to Los Angeles based LATV Networks in 2008 and are still airing in the U.S. via broadcast syndication and cable today.
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SPANISH VERSION – COMUNICADO DE PRENSA
AIM TELL-A-VISION GROUP LANZA PUNK OUTLAW RECORDS
- Discografica Emergente Firma a Dos Bandas de Punk Latinoamericanas, “Rudos Wild” & “Los Suziox” -
Nueva York, NY 14 de septiembre de 2010- El AIM Tell-A-Vision ® Group (AIM TV) anunció hoy el lanzamiento de “Punk Outlaw Records “ como parte de su contenido de banner de Punk Outlaw Productions ®. El sello discográfico digital inicialmente se centrará en asociaciones de 360 grados, importando música de punk y artistas independientes emergentes.
Robert G. Rose, fundador de AIM TV, formo a Punk Outlaw Records después de viajar al extranjero y reunir material para su documental “Punktology … La Influencia Mundial del Punk”. Rose fue testigo a primera mano que el espíritu DIY (Do It Yourself/Hazlo Tu Mismo) de la música punk estaba muy viva y pujante en lugares donde los artistas se sacrifican enormemente para crear música ante circunstancias increíblemente difíciles.
La lista de artistas recientemente firmadas por el nuevo sello discográfico incluyen “Rudos Wild”, una banda punk estridente, en tu cara, y punkabilly desde Montevideo, Uruguay, que se ha estado llevando a cabo desde 2003. Rudos Wild siempre se ha interpretado directamente como punk rock clásico cual es fuertemente influenciado por el rockabilly, psychobilly y artistas como Social Distortion, The Misfits, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Stray Cats, The Clash, Tiger Army, The Living End y Reverend Horton Heat para nombrar algunos. Rudos Wild ha independientemente grabado dos discos de larga duración y salieron de gira en Uruguay, Argentina y Chile.
Punk Outlaw Records también ha recientemente firmado “Los Suziox” una talentosa banda de punk que provienen de los barrios de clase trabajadora de Medellín, Colombia. Los Suziox (LSZX) ha registrado varias pistas de forma independiente con un gran repertorio de canciones socialmente consciente de que ha cosechado legiones de fieles seguidores en su natal Colombia y en toda América Latina. Las influencias musicales de LSZX son muy variadas e incluyen bandas como Stiff Little Fingers, Klamydia, The Addicts, The Clash, Konflikt, Ramones, Minor Threat, The Meteors & Stray Cats por nombrar algunos.
“América Latina es un semillero de la música punk y la cultura. Rudos Wild y Los Suziox representan la diversidad y la calidad de la música que se hizo allí. “, Expresó Robert G. Rose, presidente de Punk Outlaw Records.
“Latinoamericanos ya teniendo una rica historia de contribuciones y son una fuerza poderosa en la escenas del punk, psychobilly y rockabilly en los EE.UU. de hoy. Con la naturaleza cambiante de la industria musical y la decreciente influencia de las grandes discográficas, ahora es el momento perfecto para comenzar un sello independiente que ayudara a los artistas a llevar su música a un público más amplio. Nuestro objetivo es proporcionar una plataforma para exponer artistas con talento a un grupo de fans que de otro modo no podrán experimentar música importante cual exige ser escuchada “, continuó Rose.
AIM TV Group y Punk Outlaw son filiales de propiedad total de Artist and Idea Management, Ltd, los creadores pioneros de la serie de televisión sindicada de idioma Inglés, American Latino TV y LatiNation, cuales se vendieron en el 2008 a LATV Networks basados en Los Angeles y cuales aún se transmiten en los EE.UU. a través de transmisiones sindicadas y cable en la actualidad.
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The flight from Miami to San Pedro Sula went quick because I had a middle seat sandwiched between a well traveled Gringo professor of Spanish from Missouri State University and a young local Honduran finance student from Chicago.
Both were very gracious in offering advice, but it was funny because the Gringo professor advised almost the opposite of the local Honduran and often they contradicted each other in almost every case. The professor advised skipping the Bay Islands and hitting the Copan Ruins for a more authentic experience, while the local fervently said the Bay Islands was the best Honduras had to offer. Inevitably, I’m sure, both are correct.
That’s just the way travel is.. ask 10 people, you will invariably get at no less than 5 but most likely 10 different and often contradictory recommendations.
That is why I don’t like sites like sites like yahoo travel, TripAdvisor, etc. because they end up confusing more than clarifying. What makes a hotel “awesome” in one person’s opinion and “a nightmare” in another can be something as subjective and relative as perceived safety, a friendly or unfriendly staffmember, etc.
I did get a chance to quiz my new Honduran friend (the student) about the punk scene in San Pedro Sula. He’s 19 and didn’t know what punk was. Doesn’t sound promising. But he did recommend hitting of all places Applebee’s where there is evidently live rock music every night, I’m 99.9% sure not of the punk variety.
Today I’ll tool around town and see if I can spot signs of punk life in San Pedro Sula such as flyers for punk shows, punk themed graffiti, etc. I’ll also wear my Social Distortion shirt to see if any punk fans are drawn into a conversation. Small tricks of the trade I’ve learned.
I have gotten several emails from the capital of Honduras, Tegucigalpa which unfortunately is not on my itinerary this time around, but at least I know there is a punk scene there. So if you live in Tegucigalpa, hang tight por favor! I will be back and we will get it covered for the documentary. Keep Commenting and sending emails so I have your contact info for the next round ok?
This morning I was awakened by car horns around 5:30AM or so local time. Honduras was playing their first round of the world cup against Chile and lost 1-0. I’ll admit to World Cup Fever, rooting for all the teams from countries I’ve visited but nothing is gonna make me get up at 5:30AM to watch soccer.
But all this soccer fever reminded me of my trip down to Uruguay back in February when I had to beg and borrow a camera (because mine had been stolen the week before in Buenos Aires, Argentina) to conduct interviews. I interviewed this band “Trotsky Vengaran” (Trotsky’s Revenge) and the guys spoke a little English. They were funny as hell and big soccer, excuse me, futbol fans with many of their songs themed around the popular sport.
In honor of the world cup and until I can find something punkworthy to write/report about here in Honduras, I’ll put the segment on Trotskys Vengaran below for those who may have missed it. See, we got you covered even if we have to combine punk music with organized professional sports, a most unlikely alliance perhaps anywhere but in Latin America.
Punk Outlaw contributed an article to NY Hard Times, a cool punk e-zine, about our little trip down to Chile, Argentina and Uruguay last February.
The article is on page 4, but the whole zine is a good read. check it out!