Month: April 2016

Auction Item #12 – SIGNED 20 Years of Dischord Box Set! – 2 DAYS LEFT

This 20 years of Dischord Box Set is being auctioned off to raise funds for John Stabb’s cancer treatment.

It’s in VG condition and is autographed by Dischord founders Ian MacKaye and Jeff Nelson.
Bid HERE!
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Boycott Cancer – A Benefit for John Stabb

WHO: Boycott Cancer organization
WHAT: Collective of DC hardcore musicians and fans throwing a benefit concert for John Stabb
WHEN: Sunday, May 8, 8pm to midnight.
WHERE: Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW, Washington, DC

WHY: Legendary frontman John Stabb of DC hardcore band Government Issue is suffering from malignant stomach cancer. Boycott Cancer is an organization formed to help raise funds for he and his wife’s living expenses and his cancer treatment. This concert is one fundraiser in addition to other projects being worked on to benefit John.

Subject: Boycott Cancer – A Benefit for John Stabb
On Wednesday, January 20th, after feeling nauseous the night before/contemplating cancelling his History Repeated show, John Stabb went to the ER having severe pain in his stomach. He was released from the hospital two days later. After a week at home, John went back to the ER on Friday January 29th for an emergency operation.

After a week of recovery in the hospital, on Saturday February 6th, John was diagnosed with malignant stomach cancer in addition to having two intestinal tumors removed through his surgery the week before.

John’s soul mate, Mina, has been by his side day and night (with short trips home to take care of their pets and to wash clothes).

Mina’s boss has been incredibly supportive to allow Mina the time off from work in order to take care of John during this critical time and to help him through the stages of cancer treatment. However, there is a financial toll that John and Mina face of unpaid leave of absence from their jobs under the FMLA.

In order to assist John and Mina during this journey, this concert has been set up to assist in life expenses while John heals and goes through his cancer treatment.

Auctions, music compilations, and other fundraising items may be viewed at http://www.johnstabb.com

Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1157781?utm_medium=bks

Cost : $15
Contact: Phil Venable – venable.phil (a t) gmail (d o t) com

Tom Berard – tom (a t) tomberard (d o t) com

Derrick Baranowsky – pedalboard (a t) hotmail (d o t) com

Press Contact: Phil Venable – 703-447-3522

Performers include:

Thurston Moore (of Sonic Youth) – http://www.thurstonmoore.com

J Robbins Band (new band J Robbins of Jawbox)

GIVE – DC new up and coming hardcore – https://givemusical.bandcamp.com/

Auction Item #6- THE NINETALOGY– SIGNED COPY of Going Underground!!!

As promised another copy is up for bidding right HERE!!

George Hurchalla, the talented author of Going Underground: American Punk 1979  – 1989, has donated 10 signed copies of the 2nd Edition to the cause.  I’ll be putting a copy up each day!   And don’t forget, you’ll have chances at other copies!!

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Recording Time to Escape!!!!!!

Last Tuesday, Shawn Brown, Brian Baker, Derrick Baranowsky and Chris Moore got together to record GI’s Time To Escape for our forthcoming John Stabb comp! Photos courtesy of Michelle C. Roberts Photography!

Photo by Michelle C. Roberts Photography

Photo by Michelle C. Roberts Photography

Photo by Michelle C. Roberts Photography

Photo by Michelle C. Roberts Photography

Photo by Michelle C. Roberts Photography

Photo by Michelle C. Roberts Photography

Photo by Michelle C. Roberts Photography

Photo by Michelle C. Roberts Photography

Photo by Michelle C. Roberts Photography

Photo by Michelle C. Roberts Photography

Photo by Michelle C. Roberts Photography

Photo by Michelle C. Roberts Photography

 

Calvin Johnson/K Records

Folks, we’ve been working on  compilation record to help raise money for John’s treatment.  It’ll be distributed by Dischord most likely.  While we still working on it, I’d like to say we recruited Calvin Johnson to perform GI’s “I’m James Dean” and he jumped at the chance.

I had a lovely phone call with him early today and we were just chatting away.  He mentioned that K Records is shutting down it’s studio and that the GI cover was one of the last things done in it.  K Records is moving into new digs and it’ll be a smaller cozier place.  To make some space they’ve got a huge sale going on.

Those of us who play and love underground music know that it goes beyond tunes.  It’s also about fostering a community and looking out for it.  Please consider buying something from K Records HERE.

Boycott Cancer Shirts Pre-Order!

2016-03-18 19.47.51Folks, we’re about to place a big order for shirts to sell up in DC at the Boycott Cancer shows the weekend of 5/7.

Now, we know that everyone who wants a shirt will not be able to attend the shows.  So, to let people continue to help out John and Mina and get a cool shirt as well, we’re going to let folks place pre-orders for mail order shirts.  Just email phil@johnstabb.com. Make sure you get a confirmation, because Phil is overworked but want to be a good guy.  If you don’t get a confirmation, just nag him.  He can take it…maybe.

PRE-ORDERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER 4/17!!  So, order now because once the shirts are ordered, that’s all folks!

Auction Item #11 Tix for Bob Mould w/Ted Leo at 9:30 Club, Washington DC

Bob MouldFolks, I’m here to tell you the outpouring of good will for John is incredible.  Bob Mould, in addition to donating his hard earned cash, has generously donated two tickets to his Washington, DC show on 4/27 with hometown fave Ted Leo!

Bid HERE!

Auction Item #6 THE OCTALOGY– SIGNED COPY of Going Underground!!!

As promised another copy is up for bidding right HERE!!

George Hurchalla, the talented author of Going Underground: American Punk 1979  – 1989, has donated 10 signed copies of the 2nd Edition to the cause.  I’ll be putting a copy up each day!   And don’t forget, you’ll have chances at other copies!!

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Auction Item #6 THE HEPTALOGY– SIGNED COPY of Going Underground!!!

As promised another copy is up for bidding right HERE!!

George Hurchalla, the talented author of Going Underground: American Punk 1979  – 1989, has donated 10 signed copies of the 2nd Edition to the cause.  I’ll be putting a copy up each day!   And don’t forget, you’ll have chances at other copies!!

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Auction Item #11 – Government Issue Legless Bull EP Test Press!

This item was donated by former GI bass player, Brian Gay. It is one of the few test pressings of Government Issue’s Legless Bull EP.  It’s a large hole 45 rpm 7 inch.  It is in VG condition.

BID HERE!
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