Today, Rave On Records releases a pair of classic rock ‘n’ roll titles from Roger C. Reale & Rue Morgue. During the group’s 1978-1979 existence, a stellar lineup of rock sidemen recorded as Rue Morgue, including guitarists G.E. Smith (Daryl Hall & John Oates, Bob Dylan, Saturday Night Live Band), Mick Ronson (David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Ian Hunter) and Jimmy McAllister (The Beckies, Mick Ronson Band, Sparks), alongside drummer Hilly Michaels (Mick Ronson Band, Sparks, Ian Hunter). Reale served as the group’s primary songwriter, vocalist, and bassist. The Collection CD/DL features 24 newly-remastered tracks and the previously-unreleased Reptiles In Motion vinyl LP encompasses a dozen tracks featuring Ronson.
Come celebrate the birthday of Orange County's own Steve Soto. A founding member of legendary punk bands Adolescents and Agent Orange, Steve spent his life contributing to the Orange County underground rock scene. Steve left us in 2018 but he will never be forgotten. Adolescents headline a night of punk rock at Alex's Bar with support provided by Vulturas, Greg Antista & The Lonely Streets, and Chad & Katie.
THE HOLLYWOOD STARS release Sound City, originally recorded in 1976 but only seeing the light of day today! It’s been a long time coming for an album that is certain to be hailed as a power pop classic. Released on CD and digital download by Burger Records.
“Radioactive,” the first single from ROGER C. REALE & RUE MORGUE’s The Collection, is available today across all digital service providers. The Collection streets Oct. 18 on Rave On Records.
GREG ANTISTA & THE LONELY STREETS make their Bay Area debut with a pair of FREE shows. You can catch them from 4-7 PM at Thee Parkside in SF (1600 17th St, San Francisco, CA 94107) and from 9-11 at Winters Tavern in Pacifica (1522 Francisco Blvd, Pacifica, CA 94044).
THE HOLLYWOOD STARS return to the club which launched them in 1973, The Whisky a Go Go on the fabulous Sunset Strip, for a night of great rock ‘n’ roll. This will be only the Stars’ third show in 42 years! With special guests Hammered Satin.
TAV FALCO will be present at East Village hotspot Niagara in Manhattan for a one-on-one interview with Steven Blush, author of New York Rock (2016) and American Hardcore: A Tribal History (2006). Falco will discuss his 40-year career in music, and especially the period he spent living in NYC in the early 1980s — in the company of Alex Chilton, Jeffrey Lee Pierce, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Glenn O’Brien, and Maripol, among many others. FREE ADMISSION.