Cat Party Record Release show at Mass Media Friday 4/26/2013

April 24, 2013 in Events, Pick of the Day

catpartyrecordreleaseTitle: Cat Party Record Release show at Mass Media
Location: 614 E 4 th St. Santa Ana CA 92701
Link out: Click here
Description: At 8pm southern California’s dark punk purveyors CAT PARTY will be performing at the shop to celebrate the release of their new record guests TERMINAL A and ETILO and HIS MACHINE will also be performing and did I mention its FREE?  Punx only Crusties not admitted without parent
Start Time: 20:00
Date: 2013-04-26

Drew aka DJ GRIND n’ CHAOS’ Picks of 2012

December 30, 2012 in Mass Media Record Shop, Podcasts

Drew is Mass Media’s resident hardcore kid continuing to keep the flame alive in our semi-jaded hearts when it comes to the ‘core.  Although his tastes vary from his core genre (he is human after all) he is definitely the one to talk to when it comes to anything youth crew, power violence, mosh music, etc.  Come say hi to him with a wind mill kick inches from his face.

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Cameron’s Picks Of 2012

December 30, 2012 in Mass Media Record Shop, Podcasts, Uncategorized

Cameron met label founder Tricia when they both joined a local peace punk band and now Mass Media and their love child Mass Media Records has grown up as a label and store. Two actual children are in the ranks as well. Post punk, anarcho, etc is where this guys head is at. Besides up his ass.

  • Belgrado S/T LP
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    So I guess this really came out last year but didn’t arrive to the states via its reissue on MMM Records until this year just in time for their West Coast US tour. What can I say but we were lucky enough to host one of the shows at our shop and this band blew us away. We were familiar with them but their live performance really drove home what they are trying (and succeeding) at doing. This is goth punk or death rock with both an amazing female vocalists touch as well as some heavy hitting punk riffs to keep it fresh. The comparisons to Siouxie are undeniable in the vocals, but she for the most part takes an even colder road than Siouxie often leaning on repetition and an unaffected drone. Where some people might find this boring I find it hypnotic and captivating. Musically these guys are spot on using effects to cast their shadows but not drowning in them. Oh and this band is from Spain! How can you go wrong?

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Steven’s Picks of 2012

December 30, 2012 in Mass Media Record Shop, Podcasts

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Steven is Mass Media’s most eclectic crew member for sure with a taste that goes from Black Metal, weird hardcore, garage, and beyond. 

  1. King Tuff S/T LPkingtufflp
    Super Snotty Bubble Gum rock n roll this album will seep into your pores and come out when you start singing in the shower

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Tricia’s Picks Of 2012

December 30, 2012 in Mass Media Record Shop, Podcasts, Uncategorized

coming soon…

Concrete Cross (NYC) and Neighborhood Brats at Mass Media

July 29, 2013 in Uncategorized

Title: Concrete Cross (NYC) and Neighborhood Brats at Mass Media
Location: Mass Media Shop
Description: Hardcore punk and KBD female fronted punk kick ass!
Start Time: 20:00
Date: 2013-08-02

Anasazi and more at Mass Media

July 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

Title: Anasazi and more at Mass Media
Location: 614 E. 4th St Santa Ana
Description: Anasazi from NYC mixing the tribal immediacy of death rock with a heavy hand and melodic flourish. Obviously we are ALL ABOUT this band.
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2013-08-20

Useless Children and Dreamdecay at the Shop

July 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

Title: Useless Children and Dreamdecay at the Shop
Location: 614 E. 4th St Santa Ana
Description: scuzz punk and blackened indie from Australia and Seattle respectively. Miss this and you have no taste. Go watch a bunch of suburban OC punks pretend to be hardcore.
Start Time: 13:00
Date: 2013-08-18

Hardcore Matinee in Santa Ana July 20 at Mass Media w/ NEEDLES and MANIPULATION

July 20, 2013 in Events, Mass Media Record Shop, Pick of the Day

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Absurdo (Spain) Stoic Violence Damages and Inhumane Nature at Mass Media

April 24, 2013 in Events, Mass Media Record Shop, Pick of the Day

absurdo flyerTitle: Absurdo (Spain) and locals at Mass Media
Location: 614 E 4th St. Santa Ana CA 29701
Link out: Click here
Description: Absurdo (Spain)-Ripping hardcore/punk from Barcelona, members of Otan, Sudor plus a ton more. DO NOT MISS THIS BAND.

Listen to their 7″ here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOY4qkI0N_o

Stoic Violence

http://stoicviolence.bandcamp.com/

Damages

http://musicnotnoize.blogspot.com/2013/01/damages-defection.html

Inhumane Nature

http://www.facebook.com/inhumanenature

Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2013-04-28

Grrl Fair Anaheim

April 23, 2013 in Events, Mass Media Record Shop, Pick of the Day

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Title: Grrl Fair Anaheim
Location: 205 Center St Promonade Anaheim
Link out: Click here
Description: Grrl Fair at Anaheim Art Crawl

2pm to 10pm

All Ages
Free
Mass Media Records
Record Swap Meet!

Really Really Free Market!! (hosted by Anaheim RRFM)
Bring things to barter!

GRRL FAIR MAY 11TH SCHEDULE!!!!

“The Emma Goldman Revival Gallery ”
2:00p-Ceremonial Ya Ya Sisterhood Drum Circle
2:30p-Lupa Collective (Feminism 101)
3:30-UCR Professor Angela Asbell
4:30-Films
-Abigail Herrera “The Circus Kids Video Premiere”
-Marilynn Montano “Cambios”
-Rhianne Bergado “Viola Smith:Americas Original Hep Girl”
-Maria Yanez “D.I.Y.: We’re Doin’ It”
5:30-Spoken Word
6:00-Jamie Wood “Empowerment through visualization and intuition”
***BANDS****
7:00-PEECHY KEENE

https://www.facebook.com/PeachyKeeneMusic/app_178091127385

8:00-FELECIA AND THE DINOSAUR

https://www.facebook.com/feleciaandthedinosaur4ever/app_204974879526524

9:00-APOSTASIS

http://www.unsigned.com/apostasis

(ART WORK WILL BE DISPLAYED ALL THROUGH OUT THE GALLERY)
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“The Angela Davis Tabernacle”
3:00-ZineWorks Workshop
4:00-I.E. Riot Grrrl Workshop
5:00-Jen DeMello/Megan Awwad “FEMME STRIKE-Queering Femininity” [Film: From Female to Femme]
6:00-Marin Joshua Vee-Learning Self Defense
Tips and tricks to get out of sketchy situations
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!!!!MAIN STAGE!!!!
6:00p-Harmoniums
www.facebook.com/harmoniums

6:30-THE 87′s

https://www.facebook.com/theeightysevens/app_204974879526524

7:15-DEATH VALLEY GIRLS

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Death-Valley-Girls/626395517387657?id=626395517387657&sk=app_204974879526524

8:00-TIGER SNAP

8:45- LAS FEAS

https://www.facebook.com/lasfellitas/app_204974879526524

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Tabling
I.E Riot Grrrl
Rock n Roll Camp for Girls Orange County
Dial Collective
Zineworks
Teatro de La Tierra
LUPA Collective

We’ll be located close to Harbor right around the corner from Rothick Haus Gallery and right next to the Rinks Anaheim Ice.

as always
NO DRUGS NO BOOZE NO BULL HONKEY.
Start Time: 14:00
Date: 2013-05-11

Record Store Day / Dark Wave Minimal Synth dance party with Terminal A and Etilo and His Machine at Mass Media

April 19, 2013 in Events, Mass Media Record Shop, Pick of the Day

record store day at the shopTitle: Record Store Day / Dark Wave Minimal Synth dance party with Terminal A and Etilo and His Machine at Mass Media
Location: 614 E 4 th St. Santa Ana CA 92701
Link out: Click here
Description: Celebrating corporate rock welfare day for record stores withTONS of the exclusive Record Store Day releases as well as a PUNX ONLY sale on all vinyl AND a synth / dark wave bands TERMINAL A and ETILO and His Machine will be bringing the gloom the way we like it at 5pm. Store opens at 1pm and all you RSD record hunters will be happy to knowlyou will get your fix and not have to battle the old man ebay tweakers at 5am like the other stores.
Start Time: 13:00
Date: 2013-04-20

Pick of the Day: Pop 1280 THE HORROR LP

March 31, 2013 in Mass Media Record Shop, Pick of the Day

My Pick of the day is this LP by Pop 1280.  This album reflects exactly how I feel right now.  Anti social and enjoying it .

 

New York’s Pop. 1280 are back with their debut full-length for Sacred Bones The Horror. This record comes almost one year after their highly-praised EP The Grid and it finds the band exploring new territory and perversions. Chief songwriters Chris Bug and Ivan Lip are now joined by drummer Zach Ziemann (ex-Twin Stumps) and bassist/sonic manipulator Pascal Ludet. Recording for The Horror took place at the Python Patrol basement studios in Brooklyn with engineer Ben Greenberg (Z’s Pygmy Shrews). The Horror showcases a lot more improvisation and in-studio writing giving the album a darker more unhinged organic feeling. This new approach let the band stretch out more and while they haven’t lost the synth-punk skronk that has gotten them compared to Pussy Galore D.A.F. and Cop Shoot Cop The Horror adds longer songwriting explorations and psychedelic-scapes that reference bands like Cabaret Voltaire Chrome and early Sonic Youth. Thematically The Horror finds Pop. 1280 stepping out of the cyberspace of The Grid and into the deserted beaches highways and plains of a surreal hell. It’s the road album for the post-apocalypse.

Now available MORAL HEX 12″ with limited screenprinted patch

March 5, 2013 in Label, Mass Media Record Shop, Pick of the Day

 

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Now available MMR #18, MORAL HEX 12″ with limited screenprinted patch.

Moral Hex who along with their Portland brethren ARCTIC FLOWERS, BELLICOSE MINDS, THE ESTRANGED, etc have been delving into the darker side of post punk for a few years now and their latest recording seem to illuminate parts of their sound that were obscured by raw production on their demo. There is still a slight peace punk tinge to the music (and more than that in the artwork and lyrics) and the pacing of the record is very punk albeit much more rhythmically complex and and danceable but the influence of death rock and “gothic” music is more apparent now than ever. Moral Hex does this sound with an intensity that is much times missing in favor of detached moodiness. On songs like “Corporate” the band even brings march to a fever pitch of pure anger as well as the more depressive and morose tones inherent. This record has been a labor of love for us and the band and despite many set backs we hope you enjoy this now and forever! 300 pressed all black vinyl.

Patch is screenprinted with shimmering silver ink and the trim is sewn to give it a great finished look.

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