Monday, September 5, 2016

Official website URL acquired!

Finally after some struggle we were able to get our hands on the right domain. from now on you can find us at www.cityslangzine.com

Saturday, August 6, 2016

City Slang #5



Once again the ball has slowly started to roll and all the contributors are working hard.
Records are being reviewed now and the interviews are almost all done.
Here's the list of the contents for the next issue:

INTERVIEWS:

THE STUNTMEN
TYTUS
THE DEMOLITION KINGS

CS PROFILE SERIES:

KILLER HEARTS (Houston, TX)
PLAYA ANGEL (Spain)
DONALD THOMPSON (Italy)

Redneck Girlfriend and 1st Annual Grease Ball write ups.

maybe a couple of juicy columns by our talented contributors

PLUS 30 records reviews!

be patience and soon you'll have a new copy of CITY SLANG 'ZINE in your loyal hands.

Cheers

Dee

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Do you want a printed copy?




Ok, now that everything is uploaded and triple checked and it looks good, it bums me out we can't print it so I came up with this idea, and remember I'm gonna make zero money out of this but what the hell. I'll print copies for people that wants them ( and it's gonna cost way more than ordering in bulk like 200/300 of them.) 
The price includes shipping and there are a couple of options.

Package one: $12 for one printed copy of CS #4 ( shipping included )


Package two: $18 for one printed copy of CS #4 and a City Slang T-shirt (M/L/XL available shipping included.


Package three: $30 for 5 copies of the zine (free shipping)
All orders will include free buttons and stickers.




This is a US deal only. For orders and paypal payment: cityslangzine@gmail.com

For Europe is gonna be a little bit more expensive.
Package one: $15 - Package two: $20 - Package three $45

Monday, January 18, 2016

Download your copy of City Slang 'Zine #4

And here it is.
We finally made it. you can now download a .pdf of our latest issue. Sadly we won't be able to print it this time due to a lack of subscriptions and ad sales but we finished the layout because that's how we roll and we were still hoping we would make it at the end. It didn't happen so we decided to give it to you anyway.

You can download a web only version or a pre-press (Hi-Res, ready for print) version in case you wanna print it yourself.


DOWNLOAD DIGITAL 

DOWNLOAD PRINT READY

After your download, if you think we did a good enough job and wanna send us some change for that we will appreciate it. You can paypal whatever you feel like it at: cityslangzine@gmail.com

RESPECT THE ROCK!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

ISSUE #4 IS OUT!

Massive update since issue 4 is officially out! tomorrow, i swear, i'll upload the digital version of the zine so if you wanna feel fancy and read it like it was meant to be, there's your chance. Sadly we haven't reached our goal and we won't be able to print all 200 copies of this issue so i've decided to give away a free .pdf (this will be uploaded tomorrow as well) an you can download it and print it yourself if you want.
Everything that has been written for this issue has been uploaded on our blog and Facebook profile and here's a list

Interviews:
KURT BLOCK / GO LIKE HELL / TEMPORAL SLUTS / P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S.

CS Profiles:
DR. BOOGIE / GRANDE ROYALE / S.O.A.B.

Columns:
CAPTAIN'S LOG / NOT LOST YET / CHECK THIS SH*T OUT! / TOURING, TOURING, IS NEER BORING / NOT SO QUIET ON THE ROCK AND ROLL FRONT / CHIKARA - KINGS OF TRIOS

Reviews.

Still debating if i should publish the NO STAGE DIVING pages but i'll leave it up to you. if you want them, let me know!

NOT SO QUIET ON THE ROCK N’ROLL FRONT

by SeawolfDee

What happens when you decide to start your tiny rock ‘zine? Easy! your mail boxes, both the metal one outside of your door and the virtual one, get flooded by a Gigaton of records and press kits. Way more than the amount you need or want for your next issue for sure, but I'm definitely not gonna complain about too many free records! You wish you have time and space for all these new releases and what do you do? Do you just pile them under your desk hoping they’d go away? Nope. You start a new column in which you briefly talk about all the new records, bands, record labels that didn’t make it to the review section. That’s exactly what you are reading now because they deserve some attention just to repay them for their efforts. So let’s cut to the chase and start directly from: 

EUROPE: We start this section with some bad news. After 20 years Peterpan Speedrock decided to call it a day and 2016 will be their last year together. A farewell tour, with dates in Japan and Europe, has already been planned and you can find more detail on their official website. Reverend Backflash from Germany just released a new 7” that arrived after we closed this issue’s interviews but we had time to take a listen to it anyway and we have to say that it rips! If you like, first class garage rock and the sound of LA bands from the ‘80s, but with extra balls, this record is for you. The Manges, Punk Rock Veterans from Italy, just released their new EP “Florida” and if you look online you’ll find the video for the first single “Cartoon Democracy” where you can admire your favorite publisher in all his glory. The news that got everyone super exited this past winter is that The Hellacopters are reuniting for one off show to celebrate the 20th anniversary of “Super Shitty To The Max.” This is the first time that the original line up plays together since 1998. You can follow the development of this story on their official FB page. The guys are practing and looking pretty good. Have you start saving for your ticket to Sweden yet? Easy Action Records from the UK  released a re-mastered and edited (with a bunch of juicy extras too) version of the first two LPs from The Hydromatics. For now only “Powerglide (High Octane Version)” is available but the second one, “Dangerous (The SRB songs)” should be out soon. City Slang’s favorite German band Sonic Beat Explosion is back after a break and they will release a new record in 2016. Stay tuned because if the new record is half as good as the first one these guys could make it big this time. The Brokendolls are in the studio right now working on “Carillon Infernale” their new 6 song EP that will be out by the end of the year.
PACIFIC NORTH WEST: After a short hiatus The Demolition Kings are back in action with a new singer, ready to hit the stage, and the studio. Guns of Nevada signed with Pig Records and after a quick change of line up, Spike Shattuch is now on bass guitar, they entered Orbit Audio studio and they will be soon ready to announce a release date for their new record. Piston Ready is in the studio now to finish mixing they first full album with Jack Endino. The Starjays just finished tracking their record “Bang!” that will be out on Rhythm Bomb Records, just in time for their performance in Vegas for the VLV weekender next April. The wait is over; Zeke are scheduled to enter Witchape Studio, with Tad on the console board, on Feb 15th to record their new album. No release date set yet.
THE REST OF THE UNION: City Slang from Chicago just recorded some tracks and we were lucky enough to hear some advanced demo version and believe us when we say your are in for a treat. How could we not like them with a name like that, right? more news soon. Another new release is coming from the windy city. Photograph, new super group with members of The Last Vegas, Black Actress, Urge Overkill released their new single “Save Me”. For fans of Thin Lizzy, The Replacements and tasty and classy rock.
REST OF THE WORLD: A bunch of new bands on the horizon from all four corners of the planet and I will definitely start with couple of new bands from Montreal Canada; The Sangomas just released their latest full length called “Giddyup & Destroy”. Pure Rock ‘n’Roll in your face with their heart definitely devided between Detroit and Stockholm. The Sick Things, new compo from the same town that shares members with the a-formentioned band, just released “We Got It Figured It Out”, a three song demo that sweats Detroit sound from every pore. Extremely recommended to fans of SRB and Thin Lizzy.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

City Slang 'Zine #4 CAPTAIN'S LOG

Forth issue. I was about the start writing my piece about these past six months and how hard it was to put together this issue and blah blah, when we got the worst news since 1977. Lemmy died. Fuck the rest...Suddenly everyone started losing their shit, as predicted, and the most frequent and annoying thing that I’ve read on the interweb was: “Rock ‘n’ Roll is dead!” Well, if you know me a little, you know that my blood starts boiling when I read that kind of bullshit. Ok, we all know that Lemmy shaped modern Rock ‘n’ Roll as it is today and he was one of the last true Rockandrollers on the planet but if you think that everything ended with him you most definitely are: A) A Moron B) A Poser C) A Nickelback fan. Also if you truly believe that, it means that the man didn’t teach one single goddamn thing about Rock ‘n’ Roll. I never met him, never talked to him but I read (like every other devoted fan) a bunch of memorials obituaries written by his closest friends. I also personally know a few people that were close to him and they all told me the same thing. He was a good and humble guy, a true rocker and a real inspiration for all. He lived his life the way he wanted. Always marched to the beat of his own drum and never judge others. He was committed to his band 100% and let nothing or noone dictate what to do with it. He was also extremely talented and his body of work, the hundreds of songs he wrote for his bands and others, speaks for itself. I saw Motörhead a few times on both sides of the planet and they never disappointed me. I saw them play with the same intensity opening a big Metal festival at 2 in the afternoon of a very hot Italian summer day and headlining a big Seattle club in a rainy fall night. I wasn’t a big fan at the beginning. It was the early 80’s and I was a very very young rocker and their photos on H/M magazine totally freaked me out. I believe it was a photo shoot for the release of “Iron Fist” and Phil was staring at me like he was ready to kill me. I stayed away for a while (oh, good ol’Punk Rock days...) but my love for Rock dragged me back to them and I never left. I was in LA in a couple of occasions last year and I was gonna go to The Rainbow for my birthday and maybe find him in the patio, playing his favorite game, but I decided not to go because , you know: “No rush, he will be there next time!” And I missed my chance. But I would have probably just stayed in my corner staring at him thinking about something smart to say. I’m rarely star struck but I'm sure it would have happened with him. He will be dearly missed and there ain’t gonna be another one like him but this is not time to give up. It’s time to celebrate his life and the true spirit of Rock ‘n’ Roll that is “Freedom.” So now dry those tears, finish up that shot of Jack, get out of the house and show him and the rest of the world that we are still here. We are still alive and kicking and ready to kick some ass. He wouldn’t have it any other way. But let’s change subject, shall we? Enough of this boring and sappy emo stuff. We are here for Rock ‘n’ Roll, aren’t we? And I will give you some. Well, as a matter of fact, a lot of it. We have one extra interview on this issue and a ton of new records reviewed as well. That reminds me that one night, not a long ago, I was driving back home from practice and I was thinking how cool it was that this past year I bought, but mostly got in the mail from all over the world, a great number of new albums and how impressed I was with the quality of the new bands. So I decided this; (Stop the presses!) I’m gonna make a list of my top 5 albums of 2015 and I will ask some friends to do the same and share with you all some new cool music. Genius, I know. Never done before, right? But who cares. Here are the lists; you’ll find all the usual names, the majority of which you will find reviewed on these very pages, but also some unknown new acts that I heartily recommend you go check out.

SeawolfDee, Seattle WA
(yours truly)

Honeymoon Disease - The Transcendence
Johnny Manak And the Depressives - Cold Pizza, Warm Beer
Dr. Boogie - Gonna Get Back to New York City
The Empire Strikes - 1983
The Sonics - This is The Sonics
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El Capi, Lleida Spain
(Rock 'n’ Roll DJ, host of El Behringer del Capi)

Hard Action - Sinister Vibes
King Mastino - Sail Away
Honeymoon Disease - The Transcendence
Deadheads - Loadead
Black Trip - Shadowline
__________

Miguel Basetta, Milano Italy
(editor of mental Beat 'zine and guitar player in Temporal Sluts)

Giuda - Speaks Evil
Biters - Electric Blood
Jesse Malin - New York Before the War
Prima Donna - Nine Lives and 45's
Dr. Boogie - Gonna Get Back to New York City
__________

Matt Hutchinson, Los Angeles CA
(tour manager extraordinaire, TJ LA)

Hard Action - Sinister Vibes
You Know Who - You Know Who
Sun and Sail Club - The Great White Dope
Monster Magnet - Cobras and Fire
Against The Grain - Road Warriors
__________

Ben Soulsellers, Berlin Germany
(Editor of Soulseller Magazine)

Imperial State Electric - Honk Machine
Tribulation - Children Of The Night
Black Trip - Shadowline
Kadavar - Berlin
Horisont - Odyssey
__________

Cliff Churchwill, Grand Prairie TX
(all around Rock 'n' Roll expert and very first buyer of this fine magazine)

Horisont - Odyssey
Graveyard - Innocence & Decadence
Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats - The Night Creeper
Honeymoon Disease - The Transcendence
Dr. Boogie - Gonna Get Back to New York City
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Alessio King Mastino, La Spezia Italy
(singer, riff slinger in King Mastino)

Imperial State Electric - Honk Machine
Deadheads - Loadead
Kadavar - Berlin
Peawees - 20 years and you still don't know me
Giuda - Speaks Evil