New year, new newsletter from Disposable Underground: January 1, 2023

Welcome back! Here’s what’s new at the Disposable Underground blog along with some news bits I found around the Web.

New at the Blog

Antigama is a band I’ve written about quite a bit. The Polish guys are good at playing grindcore and they have a quirky way about it too. One of their recent releases is a CD/DVD set called Antigamology, which is worth checking out.

Physical media is always welcome at the blog, and I’ve received two packages recently. Nihilistic Holocaust sent over a cassette by death metal band Vivisect, and Left For Dead sent a CD, a reissue from the ’80s punk band Nastyfacts. Both releases rock.

Photo: Left For Dead.

Voivod is another band I’m always happy to post about. This time, when I got one of my old VHS tapes from my tape trading days digitized, I was able to post an interview with the band from Canadian TV:

More Music News

The National Recording Registry from the Library of Congress added more items to its selections in 2022, including records from A Tribe Called Quest and Wu-Tang Clan, Hau Chu writes in The Washington Post.

Ambient noise is a part of a new scientific study, JoAnna Wendel writes at Eos. Scientists collected ambient noise and used it to image the subsurface of the Earth. Noise + science = cool (in my book).

H.R. Giger‘s and Vincent Castiglia‘s art is featured at exhibitions at the Stephen Romano Gallery in Brooklyn and Vincent Castiglia Gallery in Fort Lauderdale, now through February 2023. Giger will be familiar to fans of bands such as Celtic Frost, Danzig, and ELP.

Bioplastic vinyl, anyone? Music Declares and Evolution Music teamed up to launch the material, which the latter describes as “using circular economy principles to replace the harmful production and use of single use plastics and minimise waste in the music industry.” Sounds great so far. More info is at the Evolution Music website

Rest in Peace

Terry Hall was the lead singer of the British political ska band The Specials. He died in December, the group announced. Leo Sands has the story at The Washington Post.

Jet Black, original drummer of U.K. punk band The Stranglers, died in December in Wales, the band announced. Stacy Simons Santos wrote about it at Celebrity Access.

Vivienne Westwood, the icon of fashion who was at the center of the punk movement in England, died in December. Glen Matlock of the Sex Pistols paid tribute to her on Facebook.

Take care and see you at the blog. Happy new year!


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