Last Thursday, Tom Malenski, a well-loved and long time fixture in the Baltimore punk scene, was senselessly murdered after a show in the city.
Malenski, an employee of the bar in the 2500 block of N. Howard St., was attending a concert on his night off when he helped a co-worker break up a fight and removed a patron, according to police and the bar’s owner. As he led the patron from the bar, Malenski was attacked by Heath, police said. According to charging documents, Malenski was stabbed in the neck. The other victim, a 33-year-old bar employee, suffered a laceration to his face.
Police said Malenski died at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center at 2:28 a.m. Friday.
Tom was a incredibly warm and welcoming face in what can be a very cold city, and his death is a huge loss to the community. Tom’s family is collecting donations for medical and funeral expenses. Every little bit helps.
Please donate if you can.
PRIMETIME 7” on LVEUM is awesome
NYC MAYHEM “For Real” 12” reissue is out now on RADIO RAHEEM and I have a few copies in the Grave Mistake webstore HERE:
pick it up from me or direct from the label here:
I can’t recommend this enough, the boys at Radio Raheem know how to put a reissue together (as they proved with THE ABUSED reissue) and this is an absolute must. Now let’s just keep our fingers crossed for a legit STRAIGHT AHEAD reissue.
NYC MAYHEM “For Real” 12” (RADIO-005)
"Iron Maiden had Eddie. NYC Mayhem had Speedy. In 1985, I was in love with both bands. I ordered NYC Mayhem’s “Violence” demo from a fanzine called Mutilator, done by Beyond / Quicksand guitarist Tom Capone. I sent my three dollars in the mail and received a tape back from Gordon Ancis, the guitar player. I would sit on my bed and pore over the Powerslave cover art, all its masterful intricacies. The cover of the Mayhem demo, a crude doodle, something a bored kid might draw on his desk, was just as cool. Speedy was a wild-eyed cartoon with two teeth and scratches on his face, as though he’d been in a fight, with squiggle lines for hair. The stripped-down aesthetic of the artwork translated to the music as well. Where Iron Maiden had just released their most epic composition, “Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner,” nearly fourteen minutes in length, Mayhem had a song on their demo, “Body Bags,” that was five seconds long. There was great metal riffing on the tape, and preposterous speed. It was the fastest thing I had ever heard. I couldn’t have loved it more. This was my first tape from an underground New York Hardcore band. On the flip side of the demo, the band included a copy of one of their recent shows at CBGB’s. I was transfixed by those four letters. The live show was just as good as, if not better than, the demo. Kids only a year or two older than me were making music with a power and intensity that was overwhelming. The sound on the tape was incredible. The mood was intimate. The band traded banter with the audience. CBGB’s. Sitting in my room at the age of fourteen, I knew I had to go there. NYC Mayhem went on, of course, to transform into the legendary Straight Ahead. Nearly thirty years after receiving Mayhem’s “Violence” demo in the mail, I’ve become friendly with Tommy Carroll, the singer, and I can tell you this: NYC Mayhem is the band he still talks about. The band that should have stayed together. The band that could have done something big." – Lewis Dimmick (Our Gang), 2014
26-track LP contains all of NYC Mayhem’s studio recordings: two demo tapes and their unreleased “For Real!” 7” that was to appear on Urinal Records. Also includes a 12-page full-color book containing extensive liner notes and many rare/unseen images. Limited to 500 copies.
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TENEMENT at The Juicer w/ Culo - Chicago, Illinois - 2011 - by Jen Hauser
I WANT MY MTV12!!!!!!!!!! HAVE YOU SEEN MTV12???
THE FIRST ONLINE NETWORK MUSIC TELEVISION SHOW ON THE INTERNET THAT PLAYS ALL OF YOUR FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEOS!!!!!
so into so many of these songs + videos + bands! YESSS.
Hosted by BAD CANOES Marissa & Dawn
music vids are:
6 Daniel Francis Doyle and the Dreams
8 Downtown Boys
9 The Babies
10 Bleeding Rainbow
12 Big Eyes
SAM COFFEY AND THE IRON LUNGS
+1 (Bmore band)
Punk DRAG NIGHT hosted by Ellen Degenerate
CHAIN AND THE GANG
ED SCHRADERS MUSIC BEAT
+1 (Bmore band)
All-ladies DJ night feat. DJs Baby Alcatraz, Jen Mizzzz, JessPlumPear, Don’tPanic & more!
Nice little mail day (at BBBHQ)
Hard stripes new ep comin out soon on triple bbbbbbbb
U+Nfest 3 is here, Oct. 3rd & 4th at Ottobar!!
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NIGHT BIRDS (Grave Mistake Recs)
NOTHING (Relapse Records)
AUSMUTEANTS (Goner Records, Australia)
CHAIN AND THE GANG (K recs, feat Ian Svenonius)
ED SCHRADER’S MUSIC BEAT
ANGEL DU$T (React Records)
AMANDA X (Siltbreeze, Philly)
DOWNTOWN BOYS (Providence, RI)
SAM COFFEY AND THE IRON LUNGS (Southpaw Records, Toronto)
SEX JAMS (Vienna)
$13 a day, $20 for the weekend, tix & info about upstairs events coming soon
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