Author Archives: Jisselle Fernandez

‘Turn it Around: The Story of East Bay Punk’ released in select theaters

‘Turn it Around: The Story of East Bay Punk’ released in select theaters

 Ever wondered what it’d be like to go back to the inception of the East Bay punk scene that gave rise to icons Green Day, Operation Ivy, Rancid, and AFI? Now, you can with the new documentary Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk. Directed by Corbett Redford, produced by Green Day, and…

Train’s Pat Monahan to Perform National Anthem for NBA Finals Game 1

Train’s Pat Monahan to Perform National Anthem for NBA Finals Game 1

Train frontman Pat Monahan will be singing the National Anthem for the NBA Finals Game 1 between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers on June 1st at Oracle Arena. The lead singer for the Grammy-winning Bay Area-based previously sang for the Giants in 2011, for the 49ers in 2014, and last year at the SAP Center…

Pixies Play The Late Show

Pixies Play The Late Show

Pixies stopped by the set of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to play their single “Tenement Song” off their new album Head Carrier. The title of the sixth album references St. Denis, a cephalophore, who carries his own head. The album was recorded in London with a new bassist Paz Lenchantin (Perfect Circle, Zwan, and Queen of the Stone…

Foo Fighters Unplugged at BottleRock

Foo Fighters Unplugged at BottleRock

Foo Fighters headlined BottleRock’s final day for a two-hour – and two-hour only – set. Napa Valley has a strict curfew policy and any loud music must be cut off by 10 pm. BottleRock enforced that rule when they pulled the plug in the middle of the band’s 1997 hit single, making “Everlong” evershort (skip to…

Phoenix Drops Music Video for “J-Boy”

Phoenix Drops Music Video for “J-Boy”

Phoenix makes a comeback with their sophisticated dream pop single “J- Boy” (Just Because of You) off their sixth album Ti Amo. The video showcases the French rockers as musical guests on a fake Italian music reality show titled Ti Amo Speciale. The two hosts list the band’s inspiration from The Beatles, The Jacksons, Kraftwerk, to…

RHCP Releases Music Video for “Goodbye Angels”

RHCP Releases Music Video for “Goodbye Angels”

This June will mark the Red Hot Chili Peppers one-year anniversary of releasing their Danger Mouse-produced eleventh studio album The Getaway. Their first single “Dark Necessities” charted #1 on the Alternative Songs, Adult Alternative Songs, and Mainstream Rock charts, followed by their second single “Go Robot“, which landed #12 on the chart.  Their third single “Sick Love”…

Artist Creates Soundwave Tattoos That You Can Actually Hear

Artist Creates Soundwave Tattoos That You Can Actually Hear

Tattoos have always been a permanent mark of personal expression, and with new technology, that expression is getting loud. Los Angeles-based tattoo artist Nate Siggard and instrumental partner Juliana Damiano developed Skin Motion, an app that allows waveform tattoos a one-minute audio clip playback through your mobile device.  Siggard and Damiano got the idea after tattooing…

Kristen Stewart Directs Chvrches Video For Planned Parenthood

Kristen Stewart Directs Chvrches Video For Planned Parenthood

Actress Kristen Stewart and Scottish band Chvrches team up to release a video campaigning in support of Planned Parenthood. Stewart directs the video with unfocused close-up shots of leading lady Lauren Mayberry’s eyes and hands. According to Songfacts, Stewart comments on her directing, “I ended up with a pretty simple but definitive narrative arc that highlights…

Father John Misty’s Video Is Totally Bizarre

Father John Misty’s Video Is Totally Bizarre

Father John Misty released a 90s nostalgia video for “Total Entertainment Forever” off his third album Pure Comedy. The video shows George Washington taking viagra and playing a video game through a VR headset. He selects his character “Kurt Cobain’ed” (played by Home Alone actor Macaulay Culkin) in which he is whipped by Ronald McDonald and crucified…

Fyre Festival Gets Burned With $100 Million Class Action Lawsuit

Fyre Festival Gets Burned With $100 Million Class Action Lawsuit

Despite high ticket prices, Coachella, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Bottle Rock, and other music festivals are looking pretty good right now. This week, Rapper Ja Rule’s inaugural Fyre Festival held in the Bahamas on April 28-30 has publicly gone down in flames, canceling plans for thousands of attendees. The epic failure was well documented over the weekend,…

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Author Archives: Jisselle Fernandez

‘Turn it Around: The Story of East Bay Punk’ released in select theaters

‘Turn it Around: The Story of East Bay Punk’ released in select theaters


Ever wondered what it’d be like to go back to the inception of the East Bay punk scene that gave rise to icons Green Day, Operation Ivy, Rancid, and AFI? Now, you can with the new documentary Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk. Directed by Corbett Redford, produced by Green Day, and narrated by the Godfather of Punk and The Stooges singer Iggy Pop, this two-and-a-half hour doc focuses on the Bay Area’s punk scene over the past 30 years, including Berkeley’s iconic underground punk hub, 924 Gillman Street.

Countless musicians, from Metallica, Neurosis, Bad Religion, Guns N’ Roses, The Dead Kennedys, The Offspring, and Primus, lend their observations to the film. It will also include curated clips from over 500 hours of concert footage. Consequence of Sound shares Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong’s feelings about the project:

Turn It Around gave us the opportunity to tell the story of the East Bay punk rock scene, a scene that’s a sacred thing to me, Mike and Tré and to a lot of others who were there at the founding and who helped to shape the genre. We’re proud to bring the history of this movement to the world and hope the film inspires people to create their own music and to build an artistic community…

Everything’s so different, but I think there are wonderful bands in the East Bay right now and many incredible volunteers at Gilman. The scene is still alive. Anybody who tells you that punk is dead is wrong. They’re just not looking for it. I want you to be involved in punk; you have to search it out.

Turn It Around explores the loud and intense philosophy and evolution of punk rock in Northern California, as told by the punk pioneers themselves. This rock doc. which took three years to film, will finally be released in select theaters on Friday, June 2nd.

Green Day is currently on the road for the Radio Revolution tour and will make an appearance at the Oakland Coliseum on August 5th.

Train’s Pat Monahan to Perform National Anthem for NBA Finals Game 1

Train’s Pat Monahan to Perform National Anthem for NBA Finals Game 1

Train frontman Pat Monahan will be singing the National Anthem for the NBA Finals Game 1 between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers on June 1st at Oracle Arena. The lead singer for the Grammy-winning Bay Area-based previously sang for the Giants in 2011, for the 49ers in 2014, and last year at the SAP Center…Continue Reading

Pixies Play The Late Show

Pixies Play The Late Show

Pixies stopped by the set of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to play their single “Tenement Song” off their new album Head Carrier. The title of the sixth album references St. Denis, a cephalophore, who carries his own head. The album was recorded in London with a new bassist Paz Lenchantin (Perfect Circle, Zwan, and Queen of the Stone…Continue Reading

Phoenix Drops Music Video for “J-Boy”

Phoenix Drops Music Video for “J-Boy”

Phoenix makes a comeback with their sophisticated dream pop single “J- Boy” (Just Because of You) off their sixth album Ti Amo. The video showcases the French rockers as musical guests on a fake Italian music reality show titled Ti Amo Speciale. The two hosts list the band’s inspiration from The Beatles, The Jacksons, Kraftwerk, to…Continue Reading

RHCP Releases Music Video for “Goodbye Angels”

RHCP Releases Music Video for “Goodbye Angels”

This June will mark the Red Hot Chili Peppers one-year anniversary of releasing their Danger Mouse-produced eleventh studio album The Getaway. Their first single “Dark Necessities” charted #1 on the Alternative Songs, Adult Alternative Songs, and Mainstream Rock charts, followed by their second single “Go Robot“, which landed #12 on the chart.  Their third single “Sick Love”…Continue Reading

Artist Creates Soundwave Tattoos That You Can Actually Hear

Artist Creates Soundwave Tattoos That You Can Actually Hear

Tattoos have always been a permanent mark of personal expression, and with new technology, that expression is getting loud. Los Angeles-based tattoo artist Nate Siggard and instrumental partner Juliana Damiano developed Skin Motion, an app that allows waveform tattoos a one-minute audio clip playback through your mobile device.  Siggard and Damiano got the idea after tattooing…Continue Reading

Kristen Stewart Directs Chvrches Video For Planned Parenthood

Kristen Stewart Directs Chvrches Video For Planned Parenthood

Actress Kristen Stewart and Scottish band Chvrches team up to release a video campaigning in support of Planned Parenthood. Stewart directs the video with unfocused close-up shots of leading lady Lauren Mayberry’s eyes and hands. According to Songfacts, Stewart comments on her directing, “I ended up with a pretty simple but definitive narrative arc that highlights…Continue Reading

Father John Misty’s Video Is Totally Bizarre

Father John Misty’s Video Is Totally Bizarre

Father John Misty released a 90s nostalgia video for “Total Entertainment Forever” off his third album Pure Comedy. The video shows George Washington taking viagra and playing a video game through a VR headset. He selects his character “Kurt Cobain’ed” (played by Home Alone actor Macaulay Culkin) in which he is whipped by Ronald McDonald and crucified…Continue Reading

Fyre Festival Gets Burned With $100 Million Class Action Lawsuit

Fyre Festival Gets Burned With $100 Million Class Action Lawsuit

Despite high ticket prices, Coachella, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Bottle Rock, and other music festivals are looking pretty good right now. This week, Rapper Ja Rule’s inaugural Fyre Festival held in the Bahamas on April 28-30 has publicly gone down in flames, canceling plans for thousands of attendees. The epic failure was well documented over the weekend,…Continue Reading