HEAD Tribute Album – Mom’s Basement Records presents Proton Packs

Moving right along with the HEAD tribute band announcements. We’re back with another Italian Band on the comp (half of the Mom’s Basement Records roster is from Italy so Is that a surprise at all?) we’re very pleased to announce that the Proton Packs from Siena, Italy is on the tribute comp! They are hard at work on their 4th full length Lp which will be out next year on the label.

Proton Packs chose “Gladys Kravitz” for their contribution and they had this to say about the mighty HEAD.

HEAD are an anomaly. In a pop punk world largely dominated by fake drum tracks, overdubs, studio gimmicks and autotune, they unapologetically continue to exist and play their own askew and unpolished brand of “street rock”, which is equal part garage punk and Ramonescore. Their lyrics are at times goofy and at times subtle. Their melodies are weird and unforgettable. That’s why we love them. We have no idea how they came up with this strange formula, and probably neither do they. They just do their thing and they don’t give a shit. And not giving a shit is as punk rock as punk rock gets”.

Their contribution is yet another killer on an album full of em, this makes 6 out of 24 announced. Stay tuned for another announcement in a couple days and more cool news to.

HEAD Tribute Album – Mom’s Basement Records presents Johnny Terrien And The Bad Lieutenants

The last band announcement of this week is one that we’ve been wanting to work with for a while now and we’re very stoked to have them on the comp. Johnny Terrien and the Bad Lieutenants are from Ontario, Canada and have been around for quite some time. They are HEAD fanatics just like us so they are right at home on the tribute compilation.

If you’re not familiar with them than you need to go out and check them out bc they are one of the best bands out of our neighbors in the north and are amazing. The almighty Vapids covered one of their songs so that’s saying something. The band even has a HEAD cover band called “Powerfist” so you know they belong here. They covered “Magic 8-Ball for the tribute comp and Joe from the band had this to say “It was probably the spring/summer of ’95. A bunch of records showed up in the mail that I had ordered from a label in Massachusetts called Skull Duggery. One of those records was HEAD’s Street Level Assault EP which was purchased on a hunch. Hearing Tireshredding knocked me on the floor! The whole record still blows my mind. We started our band immediately after hearing it. Still waiting to hear back from Ree Ree after sending him a demo tape all of those years ago!

Have a great weekend everyone and you can look forward to more announcements next week and a couple of other surprises.

HEAD Tribute Album – Mom’s Basement Records presents Geoff Palmer

Happy Monday everyone, we’re back today with another band announcement for the upcoming HEAD tribute. We are very pleased to announce that New England’s resident punk rock superstar Geoff Palmer is on the tribute comp!

He has been busy lately with his debut ep “This Ones Gonna Be Hot” and his debut full length “Pulling Out All Of The Stops” both of which were released on Stardumb Records a little while ago.

While he had help from all of the heavy hitters from that area (the legendary B-face on bass and Brad Marino on drums). They knocked out his killer cover of “Always Know Your Enemies (Better Than Your Friends)“.

Geoff has this to say about it “HEAD! I’m not going to play Mr. old-school here. Full transparency I figured out who HEAD was because of Ben Weasel. 95 or 96 ish, Ben said something about them in an interview or I saw a picture of him with a HEAD shirt on. Either way that set me out on the search, I needed to hear this band. It took months, but I ended up with a few songs on a homemade cassette comp. I sure felt cool. Years later, my band, The Connection played in Seattle. We had B-face playing bass for us on that little run of shows. Of course, he’s friends with them, so Touch came to the show, I sure felt cool. Now I’m on a HEAD tribute LP, is that cool? Are tribute albums cool, should I again feel cool? Yes, it is cool, and I’m pumped that Moms Basement records included me on this. I guess it boils down to a straightforward scientifically proven concept……HEAD is cool”. Stay tuned for more announcements this week and get ready for Geoff Palmer and 23 other killer bands to knock your socks off on the HEAD tribute comp!

HEAD Tribute Album – Mom’s Basement Records presents DeeCRACKS

We’re down to less than two weeks and the Punk Rock Raduno starts. I’m really thrilled about the idea. Every Punk Rocker from Europe waits all year long for those 4 days. It’s a long party with your best friends from other countries. Anyway, why are we talking about Punk Rock Raduno? Well, it’s because today we are gonna announce DeeCracks from Vienna, Austria are not only officially the first band to play for a second year at the raduno but they are also one of the many killer bands on the HEAD tribute!There are not many things to say about DeeCracks, I’m pretty sure that everybody that is reading this post knows them well enough, I could tell you that I personally really love these guys for many reasons first of all because they are good friends and I have lots of good memories related with them. Including my first show booked in Milan since I moved here, even before IBR was born.What did DeeCracks have to say about HEAD? “We absolutely love pure, energetic, straight up rock ‘n’ roll played by bands with an uncompromising down to Earth attitude! HEAD was always very inspiring to us for doing and being just that! Heil HEAD”The song they picked for the tribute comp is “Killed By Death” which is the B-side from the 2007 ep “Spend the night alone” 7”. Deecracks are another one of the many reasons that the HEAD tribute comp is going to blow you away this summer. Stay tuned for more band announcements over the next few weeks!

HEAD Tribute Album – Mom’s Basement Records presents The SUCK

Its a new week and here we are announcing the third band that is a part of the HEAD tribute. After introducing the Isotopes from Canada and MEGA from Italy, now it’s time for the SUCK, all the way from USA. I want to say a few words about them. In my humble opinion, this is the band that most fits in this tribute as they define themselves as a Street Rock band, a term proudly used by the mighty HEAD, you can easily see the connection.

As you probably had noticed through their non-stop (relentless) promotion on Facebook and Instagram (I would hire them as social media managers of my bands/label!!) they just released a new album IN-COG-NEAT-O ( one copy left here) that so far is definitely one of the most interesting records out in 2019. And it’s almost unbelievable to me! Why? Because these guys mostly live in different States, probably have no time to practice songs or have band practices And if you ever had a band you know that this is very VERY important. Thumbs up for the SUCK.
Anyway, what song did they pick? Here is what they had to say “picking a favourite HEAD song is an impossible task, we picked No one likes a snitch because Jimmy Vapid wanted to do it”. And I’m pretty sure Jimmy approves of their contribution.


HEAD Tribute Album – Mom’s Basement Records presents MEGA

Our lovely friends at Mom’s Basement Records recently announced that during Punk Rock Raduno, you can find a very limited amount of special “Punk Rock Raduno” edition mixed color test presses of the HEAD tribute, it’s very true my friends. So that means basically four things:

  1. We must announce all the bands before the festival starts
  2. I don’t know how many of these test-presses exist, but I’m sure that you must be fast to grab your copy before they are sold out
  3. They are mixed color test presses meaning that you’ll be one of a small group of lucky people who will have a copy of the record a couple months in advance before the actual release of the record.
  4. You can only get them from the I BUY RECORDS tent.

Anyway, it’s time to announce another band, today’s pick is MEGA, one of my favourite punk rock bands from Italy. I’m pretty sure that if you follow IBR you know this band, we’ve talked about them many times and I’m sure that you remember they already gave their contribution for the Manges tribute.

Is covering a HEAD song with their style a possibility? Yes it is, and they are gonna show everyone with their cover of “They used to call them bums“, which is the closing track on the A-Side of No Hugging No Learning.
Mega had this to say about HEADIt’s definitely not easy playing rad like the Ramones, it’s even harder doing it the HEAD way. They’re the best 90s Seattle Rock Act… Nevermind“.
And we believe them.


HEAD Tribute Album – Mom’s Basement Records presents The Isotopes

As you may have heard, there were rumors running around the net about a new Tribute album being released by Mom’s Basement Records. We spread the news months ago with a very DIY video clip that you can watch here:

But it’s finally time to give you more details about upcoming tribute album. Well, the band is HEAD from Seattle, WA.. Oh, Seattle… the same Seattle that is very famous for Nirvana and the whole grunge-era, right? Fuck that, we’re punk-rockers and to us, the torch bearers of Seattle is HEAD.

This band is legendary, the mystery that surrounds them probably helped to increase their status-quo. If you’re here and reached this line without closing the page, you probably already know why this band is great. So without further delay, we’re proud to announce the first name on the tribute comp:

The Isotopes all the way from Vancouver, Canada. That’s another band that I really love. I had the chance of doing two short tours with them and I can tell you that they are definitely one of the most interesting bands from the last 5 years or so, so you’re probably wondering what song they chose?

They went for I Can See What You Dig which is off of the b-side of the Powerfist 7” ep, you can listen to the original song here:

Now go back and listen to the entire Isotopes discography and tell me how awesome their contribution has to sound?

Lobotomy Fest

Horn Ok Please, Commando Records & Palombaro Productions presentano:

▲Lobotomy Fest @ Corte dei Miracoli▲
Due giorni di concerti Punk Rock all’ex Ospedale Psichiatrico!

Una due giorni frenetica e divertente riempirà la Corte dei Miracoli con tanto spirito Punk Rock. Questa volta Horn Ok Please si è avvalsa della valida collaborazione di Commando Records e Palombaro Productions per mettere su il main event della primavera musicale senese. 7 band, 2 dj e tanti eventi collaterali impreziosiranno la prima edizione del Lobotomy Fest!!! Venerdì 12 e Sabato 13, dalle 22 a tarda notte la musica la farà da padrone ma aspettatevi tante altre sorprese!

Immagine di copertina di Filippo Rossi
Elaborazione Grafica Valentina Sanesi

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The Livermores ( Ancona) >> uno dei combo più richiesti ultimamente nei festival punk rock di tutta europa! 1-2-3-4 mentality!

Kerosene (Firenze) >> una colonna portante del punk rock anni ’90! Altamente esplosivi!

The Mugwumps (Austria) >> veloci come proiettili e dolci come un milkshake alla vaniglia, stanno seminando il panico tra gli amanti dei Ramones! Banana brains!

DJ SET by Aladino from Kerosene!

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Proton Packs (Siena/Arezzo) >> Punk rock a base di spionaggio e fantascienza! Ecto-Punk!

Volkov (Milano) >> Ex agenti segreti sovietici in missione per conto dei Ramones! обращаться с осторожностью!

The Chromosomes (Livorno) >> Un piede sul surf e l’altro sull’acceleratore! Punk rock legends!

The Manges (Las*Pezia) >> I veterani del punk rock italico, una garanzia dal 1993! What are you looking at, dicknose?!

DJ SET by Gighe from The B-side Vinyl Quartet!

Riservato ai soci CdM, possibilità di tesserarsi direttamente la sera del concerto

Horn Ok Please
Commando Records
Palombaro Productions

The Creeps – Euro Tour Dates


Il terzetto di Ottawa, non ha bisogno di introduzioni: senza ombra di dubbio da 20 anni a questa parte rappresentano una delle band più interessanti della florida scena punk rock canadese.
Dopo gli inizi caratterizzati da un sound riconducibile al classico 3-chord di scuola Ramonesiana, la band nel corso degli anni ha rotto gli schemi virando verso un sound più ricercato, oscuro e affascinante condito da un songwriting a dir poco geniale.
Se negli ultimi anni ci avevano abituati a canzoni oscure e veloci con “Beneath The Pines” i ragazzi hanno voluto sorprendere tutti ancora una volta, mischiando le carte e regalandoci ancora una volta un album diverso, più maturo e innovativo: ispira empatia ma anche soggezione, angoscia universale ma in fondo al tunnel è possibile vedere una luce che brilla. Capolavoro assoluto del 2018.

Ad accompagnare i Creeps in tour ci saranno i Ratbones, punk rock band di casa I Buy Records. Attivi dal 2003, negli ultimi anni hanno pubbliccato un album self-titled prodotto da Mass Giorgini e due EP 7″ pubblicati da I Buy Records stessa in collaborazione con Monster Zero.

Tra i loro interessi vedi Ramones…e solo Ramones. Sapete quindi cosa aspettarvi!


Venerdì 5 Luglio @ Hafenkneipe – Zurigo (CH)
Sabato 6 Luglio @ Menschenzoo – Amburgo (D) w/ Arterials
Domenica 7 Luglio @ Kunstverein – Norimberga (D) w/ Worst Advice
11/14 Luglio @ Edonè – Punk Rock Raduno 4 – Bergamo (I) (solo The Creeps)

Maggiori informazioni nelle prossime settimane.

NOREASON FEST – 1st edition @HT Factory (Seregno, MB)

NOREASON FEST! ANNUNCIATA LA LINE-UP COMPLETA HT Factory (Seregno, MB, Milano) Sabato 6 aprile 2019

Dopo 13 anni dalla fondazione di ​NoReason RECORDS​ a cui poi si è aggiunto il lato di BOOKING,​ che si occupano di pubblicare album, supportare e organizzare concerti per band provenienti da tutto il mondo, sono liete di annunciare la prima edizione del ​NOREASON FEST​! Per la prima edizione del festival si ha l’obiettivo di diventare un punto di ritrovo e di aggregazione per tutti gli amanti della scena punk, emo, punk rock e derivati per infine diventare un appuntamento fisso nella fitta agenda degli incontri musicali nel Bel Paese. Il NoReason Fest si svolgerà​ sabato 6 aprile 2019 dal pomeriggio alla tarda notte nella cornice del HT FACTORY ​(ex Honky Tonky) di Seregno (MB, Milano), suoneranno ​12 artisti tra band e solisti e si alterneranno due set durante la serata: uno dedicato all’acustico e l’altro alle formazioni elettriche. La ​Line Up del festival è colorata da artisti nazionali e internazionali: ​

  • Astpai​ (AU)
  • Antillectual (NL)
  • ​Darko ​(UK)
  • Red Car Burns (IT)
  • 7Years (IT), Cocks (IT)
  • Mike Noegraf (FR)
  • Brightr (UK)
  • Girless (IT)
  • Sorry! We Are Silly (IT)
  • Uncle Matt (IT)
  • Matteo Caldari (IT)

Il festival avrà il sostegno come ​media partner​ di ​ ​American Socks, Punkadeka e Salad Days
Informazioni utili:

Biglietto acquistabile all’ingresso​: 15 euro + tessera ACSI

NoReason Fest!​ ​- evento Facebook

Info​: ​Luca Mazza – ​mazzanrr[at]gmail.com Coach/Carolina- ​coachnrr[at]gmail.com