Tuesday, September 30, 2008

LIFELESS

Grudge City 101: Lifeless coming soon.

THERE WILL BE SO MANY OF THESE KIDS AT STARKWEATHER



EPITAPH RECORDS SIGNS THURSDAY


First Converge, then A New Found Glory and now this. Epitaph is solidifying itself as the place to go for any band that hated life on bigger labels.

Frontman Geoff Rickly told AP this: "One of our biggest concerns was that we find a situation where we could be free to just be Thursday. Epitaph have continually voiced their desire to help us become the band that we have always wanted to be. It's a great feeling to have a label encourage you to be more socially conscious and politically active. It's a great feeling to have a label owner push you to explore the most experimental and challenging aspects of your band's music instead of dissuading you. It's a truly great feeling to be working with a label that all of our friends have had so many great experiences with."

TURMOIL SINGER QUITS

Turmoil was supposed to release a new album sometime soon, but it probably just got moved back a bit further again as frontman Jon Gula recently quit.

In talking with Lambgoat, he said: "Turmoil has been a big part of life for many years, essentially half of my life. I really wish I could, but I just can't devote 100% of myself to Turmoil anymore. I've got too many things to attend to right now, and I didn't think it would be fair to our fans, or to the rest of the band, to delay the inevitable."

"I'll understand if they carry on with someone else. I'm not sure if I would call it 'Turmoil,' going forward, but I support whatever decision they make. Obviously, they've got to do what's right for them."

Too bad. A new Turmoil album just wouldn't sound quite right without him.

PREVIEW GOJIRA'S NEW ALBUM


Monday, September 29, 2008

HOW MANY MORE OF THESE? WE'LL KNOW SOMETIME IN NOVEMBER

ALF MAKES RESURGENCE IN UTAH


The attack last week on a Kaysville farm that freed 6,000 minks was the second recent raid in Utah claimed by a shadowy animal rights group and marks the resurgence of such crimes after a long lull.

Utah members of the Animal Liberation Front claimed responsibility for the Sept. 21 raid and another on Aug. 19 in South Jordan in which breeding records were destroyed and 800 pens opened.

The attacks are a blow to a big industry in Utah. The state ranks second only to Wisconsin in mink production, producing 1.5 million pelts annually. Sixty-six farms in Utah raise more than 620,000 minks annually and the pelts are valued at almost $41 million, according to Fur Commission USA.

Continue here.

Source: Salt Lake Tribune

OOPS, WRONG GRAPHIC, MY BAD

RIO TINTO WINS RSL STADIUM NAMING RIGHTS


Yep. That's right. Kennecott's parent company, Rio Tinto, will give their name to the soccer complex. This will force Real Salt Lake to call the newly-constructed RT Stadium home. Yep, RT STADIUM. Stay Classy RSL.

BANKSY HITS NYC

'STRAIGHT EDGE' CREDO COOL AGAIN, SAYS DESERET NEWS


This is a bit old, but entertaining none the less:

The 1980s-era movement started by young fans of punk and hardcore music was unapologetically clear-headed: no alcohol, no smoking, no drugs. Now that lifestyle -- known as "straight edge" -- is making a comeback.

Inspired by a song of the same name, the movement developed a reputation for intolerance in the 1990s when a few straight-edgers turned militant, starting fights with anyone who challenged their views. Two were convicted in a 1998 killing in Salt Lake City.

These days, a small but growing core of young people who live the straight-edge life, also known by the abbreviation "sXe," are trying to reclaim a more positive image by promoting a range of causes, from pacifism and environmentalism to racial diversity.

Catch the rest here.

WOODY ALLEN MOVES IN ON CLINTON'S OLD LADY


UH-OH

I WANT THIS WOMAN TO BE OUR VICE-PRESIDENT SO BAD. IMAGINE 4-8 YEARS OF CONSTANT LOL.



"Our next door neighbors are foreign countries. They're in the state that I'm the executive of."

EARTH CRISIS HECKLING FROM WAY BACK




from the internet :
ok here we go: earth crisis played middlesex, NJ in 96 and funny stuff happened.

i’ll break it down so you can skip to the good parts.
1st they play forged in flames and nothing happens.
then they play inherit the wasteland and around 2:30 is when beer cans and yogurt get thrown on stage…cant really see much though and they keep playing the song.
around 4:40 karl gives a little speech and then they play forced march.

at right around the 6 min mark is when someone jumps on stage in a fur coat and all hell breaks loose. sadly…the fur coat is not caught on film but the aftermath is.
then they eventually play the song. (with guitars cutting out due to someone unplugging stuff under the stage)

Sunday, September 28, 2008

GET YOUR STARKWEATHER TICKETS HERE...

Tickets for the upcoming Starkweather show are now available for pre-order through our paypal account. All tickets are screen printed and hand numbered, tickets can be picked up at the door of the show or for another $1.50 we will send the tickets to your house. We are trying to avoid using Smithtix or 24tix to keep the ticket prices low. You can buy tickets in advance for $12.00 or $15.00 at the door. We will also be selling them at select business' around the city, we will update more on that later.

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WHO ELSE MISSES THIS BAND? PROBABLY JUST ME

SEVENTH DAGGER SALE


Go pick up some finely crafted straightedge apparel at marked down prices! Here.

While we're at it, could someone explain this to me? I must be a little behind the trends.

NEW WEB BANNER, SHOW US SOME LOVE...





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THROUGH THE EYES OF CLINTON



"So Patrick Bateman tied some knot too tight and killed Wolverine's wife. Then Wolverine put real bullets in Patrick Bateman's gun and made him shoot his fingers off. Then wolverine got a partner. My girlfriend, Scarlett Johansson is in it because when Patrick Bateman joins the X-Men, well, I'm not gonna tell you the rest. But see it, it's a good movie."

Saturday, September 27, 2008

COMING SOON TO TV'S EVERYWHERE - XCOURAGE CREWX - THE SERIES


Yep. You all knew it was bound to happen, and here it is. There is a TV show in development about xCourage Crewx being prepped for the FX network. The best part is that it's being produced by people who really know a lot about it: Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith.

It's being developed under the banner of Overbook Entertainment, which is Smith's production company. Jada's band Wicked Wisdom played Ozzfest a few years back and a lot of the road crew that worked for her were Courage Crew guys, so she must have learned a lot.

It's still untitled, but have no fear because I'm sure whatever they decide on, this show will be amazing.

Man I hope Will Smith has a song in the works for this.

WHO LOVES FEMALE FRONTED INDIE ROCK?




I sure as shit do, upon hearing the song on the new Apple Nano commercial i wanted to know who it was and was instantly sold. The band is called Chairlift, if you like wussy stuff as much as me check them out.

OOF





Thanks Danny.

THE DEBATE



What'd ya think?

REST IN PEACE



SIAS' HOUSE AFTER HE GETS THAT NEW VIDEO GAME





PWNED



WEEKLY DICE CLAY



NEW 25 TA LIFE





Check out "Insults and Misery" here, featuring Jay Reason of The Distance/Blackened. Interesting.

FALL OUT BOY DOESN'T CARE

Friday, September 26, 2008

BROKEN PATTERNS (EX-TEAR IT UP, CARRY ON, KNIFE FIGHT)


Sounds like this was recorded in 1983. Listen here.


OH ROLANDA...


Rolanda interviews Courage Crew and some sellout from Midvale. Good deal of Salt Lake content.



MINOR THREAT - FLIPSIDE VIDEO ZINE



BATTERY?


CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A West Virginia man accused of passing gas and fanning it toward a police officer no longer faces a battery charge.

The Kanawha County prosecutor's office requested that the charge be dropped against 34-year-old Jose Cruz.

According to a criminal complaint, Cruz passed gas and made a fanning motion toward patrolman T.E. Parsons after being taken to the police station for a breathalyzer test. Cruz denies fanning the gas and says his request to use a restroom when first arriving at the station was denied.

PUNK ROCK MATT DROPS NAMES, KNOWLEDGE & RUMORS


Everyone remember the Disembodied, Unbroken, Trial & Undertow show that's happening in Chicago next year? Well, word around the campfire is that Coalesce, Mouthpiece and 108 are looking like possibilities, too.

Here's what Punk Rock Matt had to say about it: "greg bennick, you know of trial fame? maybe you heard of him. i know the guy, no big deal........ he said that it was looking very very likely that they were going to be on the bill too. apparently they were really interested on jumping aboard. fuckin amazing right?!"

So there you go. Unsubstantiated internet gossip and rumormongering.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

SIAS LOVES VIDEO GAMES...

So effing stoked for this game to come out.





Saints Row 2 also looks awesome, I wish Gary Busey really was my uncle.




POST 13: THERE YA GO CASEY

BURY YOUR DEAD, UNFORTUNATELY NOT DEAD


Bury your dead wrecked their van on their way through Ottawa, Canada this morning. Don't get too excited, they all survived only suffering minor injuries.

And the world moves on.

NEVER FORGET


Scene Stealer. from Grudge City Activities on Vimeo.

HALLOWEEN '08

October 31 - Artopia - Tamerlane, Rhinoceros, One Choice, Gloves Off and...

TYRANT

WHOA

BOOBIE GARCIA?


According to a recent statement released by the organization's spokeswoman, PETA is urging Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, co-founders of Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc., to replace cow's milk in their ice cream products with human breast milk. This comes after the recent news that a Swiss restaurant owner will soon be using human breast milk as a replacement for 75% of the cow's milk he currently uses in the food he serves.

"We applaud PETA's novel approach to bringing attention to an issue, but we believe a mother's milk is best used for her child," said a spokesperson for Ben & Jerry's.

SALT LAKE STREETCARS COMING SOON


Giddy over the efficiency of Portland's downtown streetcar system - and the economic spoils it spurs - Salt Lake City leaders are energized about adding new tracks and trolleys in the capital.

Fresh off a transit tour of Portland, Seattle and Vancouver with 28 city officials, Mayor Ralph Becker says a new streetcar network, beginning in downtown, will be a priority project.

"Lay the tracks and development happens," Becker told reporters Thursday morning at City Hall. "That's what we saw place after place."

The vision, shared by the Redevelopment Agency, Salt Lake Chamber and City Council, is to see streetcars - they stop on each block and charge a fare in some areas - connect to both light- and heavy-rail hubs. Eventually, they could spread into neighborhoods - the planned Sugar House trolley would serve as a model - rendering vehicles unnecessary for capital visitors.

"Within a five-year horizon, it's doable," said Bob Farrington, the city's new economic-development director.

Read all about it here.

STRAIGHTEDGE, GET INTO IT

CHECK OUT ANOTHER TRACK FROM BLACKENED (HATEBREED, THE DISTANCE)

NEW FOUND ROMANCE


In the most recent issue of The Aquarian, Chad Gilbert of New Found Glory/International Superheroes of Hardcore/"Being the Pop Punk Dude Reppin' the Edge All Over Pop Culture" confirms that he is, in fact, dating Hayley Williams (Paramore).

ZOMBIES! WELL, SORT OF...


The Body World exhibit opened this week at The Leonardo (a new museum in the old library building). Here's the 411:

BODY WORLDS 3 is a first-of-its-kind exhibit where visitors learn about anatomy, physiology and health by viewing real human bodies. The bodies are preserved through plastination, which is a groundbreaking method for specimen preservation invented by Dr. Gunther von Hagens in 1977. BODY WORLDS 3 & the Story of the Heart features more than 200 authentic human specimens including whole body plastinates, organs, translucent body slices, and a special presentation on the heart.

More here.

PRELIMINARY MODEL OF FRANK GEHRY'S POINT-OF-THE-MOUNTAIN SKYSCRAPER COMPLEX UNVEILED

Huh?

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

NEWISH ICEBURN COMING SOON


As I searched the internet earlier today for stuff to post, I ran across a statement from Southern Lord Records where they hinted that new releases from both Iceburn and Ascend were in the works.

Having not heard anything about this, I went straight to the source to get the details. Gentry Densley, on of the men responsible for both bands gave GCA a bit of clarification:

"The Iceburn on Southern Lord is a remaster of 'Power of the Lion' on double vinyl. It was CD only before. The japanese Ascend is out, it has a bonus track. And we've started recording more already. Eagle Twin is also gonna finish up a record this winter! Keep your eye out, we might do a guerilla gig at Red Light soon, see if we can get the cops out again."

So there you go. Keep an eye out for all three of these. None will disappoint.

FOR CASEY AND THE REST OF MIDDLE AMERICA

How's this for more boobs?

THIS GOES OUT TO DANNY T. PAYNE...



The new season of 'The Office' starts tomorrow night, get into it. Also, if you arent doing anything tonight, tune in to FX around 10, give it a shot, if you like awesome stuff you wont be disappointed.

GCA RECEIVED 212 VISITS YESTERDAY!



In the near future, you can look forward to new episodes of Grudge City 101, the first edition of the GCHC t-shirt, more shows, more shit talk and STARKWEATHER!

Oh, and don't be afraid to let us know what you want to see more of on this site. That's what the comments and the contacts at the bottom of the page are for.

(And yes Casey, I know you want more boobs.)

Thanks for all the support.

THE NEW VISION OF DISORDER DVD

Check out a little bit of it.

CALEB SCOFIELD IS READY FOR MORE CAVE IN


Cave In has been on a bit of a break for the past little while, but founding member Caleb Scofield (also of Zozobra and Old Man Gloom) is itching to play again from the sound of it.

"If Cave In were to play live again I’m not sure it would be a reunion. I think it would be more of a return from an extended hiatus. If it did happen I know for a fact we would have at least three new songs to play... I have to be honest and say that both Clouds and Steve [Brodsky] have just put out some of the worst shit I think I’ve heard in a long time. I wish those guys would stop fucking around with that nerdy fucking stoner party rock, 16-bit-sounding bullshit and just get Cave In back together."

Truer words have never been spoken. As long as they stay away from anything they released between Until Your Heart Stops and Perfect Pitch Black, that is.

LET'S GET POLITICAL - T-SHIRT STYLE

These shirts won't help at all in the grand scheme of things, but that doesn't mean they aren't 100% awesome.


NOTE* The website Vote John McClane.com is, surprisingly, not run by Sias or Casey.

And this one is just badass. Get into it.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

THIS IS THE ANGRY PIT!



"YEAHHH!"

APPARENTLY IT TAKES 8 COPS TO SHUT DOWN A SHOW


If you forgot about the Lewd Acts show last night, don't worry because it didn't happen. Just before they were about to play, a huge group of Salt Lake City's Finest* showed up and wrote Red Light Books a ticket because they aren't allowed to have an "assembly" in the basement of the store. Then they walked around taking pictures of the store itself, trying to find zoning and building code violations to add on top.

The Salt Lake City Police Department, much like the Board of Health, must hate fun. One of the guys tried to dress hip though, wearing a Supersuckers t-shirt. I think it earned him a little bit of street cred for sure.

OLD MAN AT A TOO SHORT CONCERT IN SALT LAKE

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS IN AN ANGRY PIT!





"You'll get some pussy off that."

BLEEDING THROUGH BASHES NEW JACKS, YEP



"In the world we're in now, of — for lack of a better word — a bunch of new-jack bands that are coming out of f---ing left field every day, people are always like, 'You should care about this band,' or, 'This is the next thing.' But I think you should listen to Bleeding Through's Declaration if you want to know where the roots of this type of music come from," he said, although he refused to identify any of these so-called "new-jack" bands.

The roots?

Monday, September 22, 2008

HOPE CONSPIRACY TO RELEASE NEW EP

Later this month, The Hope Conspiracy will be entering God City Studio with engineer Kurt Ballou to record a brand new EP. This EP will surface on Deathwish sometime later this year.

Good news.

SSS POSTS NEW TUNES



"Influences: Infest, Blast!, Slapshot, Leeway, 
Negative Approach, Excel, SSD, 
Anthrax, S.O.D, Metallica, McRAD 
Suicidal Tendencies , Discharge"  

REGARDING HIGH SCHOOL INTERNET BULLSHIT

I posted this in the Starkweather thread but figured everyone should see it:

This crew shit is fucking stupid.

99% of the people at the Starkweather show will be the same 99% that are at every show: grown ups who don't know or care about this LCE-Violence-East-Coast-West-Coast-Jets-vs.-Sharks childishness.

Please keep this website (and the hardcore scene) free of your immature, high school nonsense.

To anyone who thinks they're going to live out some overly dramatic, Westside Story crew drama at a hardcore show in Salt Lake City... you've got another thing coming.


Sunday, September 21, 2008

BACKYARD MINI-RAMPS BANNED


I don't skate, but this is kind of bullshit anyway.

The Salt Lake Valle​y Healt​h Depar​tment​ has passe​d an ordin​ance banni​ng skate​ ramps​ on resid​entia​l prope​rties​ in Salt Lake Count​y.​ The ban falls​ under​ a "​Commu​nity Noise​ Pollu​tion Contr​ol Regul​ation​"​.​

"​4.​5.​21.​ Sport​ing Ramps​.​ No perso​n shall​ build​ or use nor shall​ any perso​n cause​,​ allow​,​ or permi​t anyon​e to build​ or allow​ anyon​e to use any skate​board​,​ rolle​r blade​,​ bicyc​le,​ or snowb​oard ramp or half-​pipe or simil​ar confi​gurat​ion withi​n 800 feet of a dwell​ing,​ excep​t withi​n facil​ities​ that have been desig​nated​ for such use by gover​nment​ entit​y.​"

It's official. The Health Department hates fun.

MINK RELEASED IN KAYSVILLE...



(KSL News) The FBI and the Davis County Sheriff's Office are investigating an incident at a mink farm overnight.

Thousands of mink were on the loose after vandals broke into a Kaysville farm and opened the pens near Sharpshooter Drive and Fox Hunter Drive.

People in the area have been catching mink all morning. Fellow mink farmer Ryan Holt said they caught nearly 90 percent of the mink by midday.

No one has claimed responsibility for letting the mink go. Investigators haven't said if this related to a similar incident in South Jordan last month.

Fur Commission USA is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to conviction in any mink release.

AMERICAN FORK CANYON

CHECK IT OUT

Saturday, September 20, 2008

ANOTHER SATURDAY NIGHT...


...and I ain't got nobody...

...I got some money 'cause I just got paid.

BROOK'S LOOK-A-LIKE IN NEAR FATAL CRASH


Travis Barker, of Blink 182 fame and notorious Brook Aftermath double, and DJ AM, famous because he dated Nicole Ritchie once, were on a lear jet that crashed just after take-off in Columbia, South Carolina. The two are now in critical, but stable, condition.

Here's the kicker-everyone that was on the plane that wasn't famous died. These two are the only survivors. And, from the looks of it, they got extremely lucky.

Good thing, too. Brook hasn't been mistaken for Barker enough, and if he died, it probably wouldn't happen anymore.