It’s a really sad morning this morning as I find out that one of my favorite musicians in the world died this morning (or last night, it really depends on where you live on this planet). Tony Sly from the Punk Rock band No Use For A Name, at the age of 41, has passed away. No known cause of death has been released as of the moment, so I’m going to assume it was just sleep death.
Personally he was one of my favorite musicians and I actually had the privilege to have a few conversations with him before he passed (Thanks for all the replies, Tony!). Sadly I never got to go to any of his shows since NUFAN never came to the country that I currently live in and if I was not in the area of the show(s), so I guess I’ll never get to see them live… oh well.
I really wish No Use For A Name and Tony’s family (especially Fiona, his daughter) the best!
“So everybody sing along this could be tonight’s ‘one more song’. This shot we take before the bell we raise our glass to songs that we know so well.” – Tony Sly, Liver Let Die
FAT WRECK CHORDS record store
One of the best record labels in the world, Fat Wreck Chords, is setting up a record store. Yes, that’s right, a physical brick and mortar building store. Apparently people still set those up even with digital distribution and online stores (they have their own online store on their website) around.
Just a little bit of fact for you ladies and gentlemen who don’t know about Fat Wreck: it’s a Punk Rock record label owned by one of the best Punk bands in the world, NOFX (or at least Fat Mike from NOFX), located in San Francisco, and they have a bunch of awesome bands (if you’re into Punk Rock/Ska music) in their catalog.
Just to name a few:
The store opens on June 22nd and will be located in San Francisco (I’ve only been there once when I was a little kid so please don’t ask me where) and you can read all about it here.
And now I leave you with some Fat music
What are some of the music genres you like and some of your favorite bands?
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Today I am really excited because one of my favorite bands (of all time…since 2004), Reel Big Fish, has released a video with some sound clips of new songs which you can watch
Can we expect this album to be named Candy Coated Fury?
The last time RBF came out with an album was in 2009, Fame, Fortune and Fornication, but those were all cover songs. The last time they released an album with some new songs was in 2007, Monkey’s for Nothin’ and the Chimp’s for Free. So I guess the last time they came out with an album with all original songs was back in 1996, Turn the Radio Off. That’s a long time ago… I was only 7.
Anyways, if you like rockin’ Ska music (I know I do!) you should definitely check these guys out here and here.
And enjoy these songs:
Oh! And the Venus Transit happens today. Whatever that means…
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