This blogspot is dedicated to the wild and wooly antics of loyal, royal Nortonians who have taken matters into their own mitts in their own hometowns, flung across the continents, in an attempt to raise funds and make a big noise around boosterizing the Hurricane Sandy-devasted label with the able stable- Norton Records. You all know how much your hard work, faith and gumption has helped in putting washed out wax back into motion. What we all may not have known is the incredible worldwide community we all dwell in, a world where wax is king, and the loud sound abounds, far beyond where wild winds blow and riled seas roll. Thank you, everyone for your astonishing rock n' rollin' hearts n' souls.
Events are listened in descending order, by date. Big giant news is that Thee Midniters have come aboard the ever-growing Los Angeles event! Wellington, New Zealand just added on the heels of Auckland! Send in your additions, corrections, pix and info and we'll add it as soon as you get it over here. Be sure to scroll all the way to spot the fact that cool labels like Burger and Squoodge are making exclusive Norton fundables available, and fab Brooklyn Bookstore is reprinting Kicks #1 for the same reason! We know of other stuff in the works, and we will let you know when there's more to tell.
Check the Norton label blog, too-- we'll keep you in the loop with what's happening with old and new wax, and general ups, downs, and all-arounds here at Norton HQ.
APRIL 13 - LOS ANGELES, CA
Just Added... THEE MIDNITERS!
Real Boss Hoss, Howie Pyro, and Deke Dickerson present... at the Echo... first LA show in 15 years- THE UNTAMD YOUTH and now THEE MIDNITERS, SLOTHS, LOONS, PHANTOM SURFERS-- KIM FOWLEY-- stars upon stars!!! Thanks guys- as Stud Cole would say, "Loved you then like I love you now!"
1822 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
12pm 'til 9pm
THE UNTAMED YOUTH (first LA show in 15 years!)
THE PHANTOM SURFERS (with special guests)
THE LORD OF GARBAGE, KIM FOWLEY!
DEKE DICKERSON'S ALL STAR FRAT & GARAGE BAND
HAUNTED GEORGE AS HASIL ADKINS
THE GO NUTS
THE SLOTHS (orig LA 1966 BFTG garage punk)
THE SOUTH BAY SURFERS
THEE TEE PEES
Plus MANY MANY MORE TBA!
THE SWINGIN' NECKBREAKERS
DADDY LONG LEGS
-A BENEFIT FOR NORTON RECORDS-
As a result of Superstorm Sandy, the Norton Records warehouse was devastated by flooding. Almost nothing in this huge space escaped damage. They and many great volunteers have been working non-stop to salvage what they can (mainly Norton label vinyl), but they need help.
And what better way to help Norton Records than by coming out to a great rock'n'roll show? Both Reigning Sound and The Swingin' Neckbreakers embody so many of the elements that can be found throughout the fantastic Norton catalog.
Led by former Oblivian Greg Cartwright, Reigning Sound offer a perfect recipe of Memphis rock'n'roll stew, even if the members now reside in North Carolina and Brooklyn. "Time Bomb High School" is one of our favorite albums of this century and we are eagerly awaiting their new release on the Merge label in the hopes that they will eclipse that classic! Reigning Sound's brilliant combination of raucous pounders and tender ballads can't be beat!
New Jersey's Swingin' Neckbreakers put the power in power trio. From their classic "Live For Buzz" album through the most recent "Pop Of The Tops", they have never stopped kicking rock'n'roll ass. With John Jorgensen back behind the drums, they have been performing a lot of old favorites that haven't been heard in years. Tom Jorgensen is a hellacious rock'n'roll shouter and perhaps the only Caucasian who could pull off screaming Bunker Hill's "The Girl Can't Dance". Jeff Jefferson's searing guitar rounds out the line-up. Get ready to sweat and dance!
Visit Norton Records for more info on donations and how else you can help.
THE CONTINENTAL CLUB
FRIDAY, MARCH 8th, 2013
Starting at 6:00pm until 2:00am
For the Love of Norton: A Texas-Sized NORTON RECORDS Benefit!
Admission $10.00 (cash only) at the door
6:00pm - TEXAS BLUE DOTS
6:55pm - The GO WOWS
7:50pm - EVE & The EXILES
8:45pm - THUNDERCHIEFS
9:40pm - WYLDWOOD FOUR
10:35pm - GHOST WOLVES
11:30pm - MODERN DON JUANS
12:25pm - The NEXT
1:20pm - The RIPE
+DJ SUE PURR Spinning vintage RNR between sets!
Raffle tickets for the Norton Records Austin, Texas benefit can now be purchased online at their Event page here! All non-local winners will have their prizes sent by mail! You can also purchase show posters, and get the scoop on the March 8th show itself there!"
Big Motor City blast wrought by Nortonian Jeff Meier and his crew of revver-uppers! Gino Washington, the mighty Hentchmen, Bloodshot Bill, Dan Kroha, Mark "BBQ" Sultan, The Shanks, Jimmy Ohio & The Ultimate Lovers-- huge bash at Corktown tavern!
MAR 1 - WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND
Smokin Daggers! Sheitgeist! Monosonic! The Dobermen! DJ Sister Mary Tessa Soul! DJ Shopping Trolley!
Following upon a benefit bash in Dorkland town the week prior, comes the Wellywood instalment. Guitar picks and drumsticks sharpened, reverb set to smash, the cheese-wire and rubberbands affixed to the strummin' contraptions. Four beastly bands/acts attempt to construct live rituals worthy of a Norton Recording artist.....whilst three platter spinners will set thee appropriate atmosphere for such possibilities....come down from yr abodes set high upon lofty windy hills, and bear witness to the efforts of an exuberant clutch of NewZealand roknruin combos... facebook event link
FEB. 23rd - AUCKLAND, NZ
1 York Street, Newmarket, Auckland, New Zealand 1050
Six wildass combos bang out the beat all nite long with Sir Andrew de Tolleyville at the helm-- !!
Organized by Time Bomb Records!
TICKET: DOOR ONLY 2,000 YEN + DRINK
JACKIE & THE CEDRICS
plus SECRET GUEST from 西宮
KODAMA (TIME BOMB RECORDS)
JAMES (NIGHT BEAT RECORDS / OSAKA TWIST & SHOUT)
OKADA (OLD HAT GEAR / OSAKA TWIST & SHOUT)
GO FROM TOKYO (THE RIZLAZ / THE BASH)
TIME BOMB RECORDS 06-6213-5079 www.timebomb.co.jp
Tornado Garage Party with Thomas Shoeffler Jr (!!!!) and the Wild Mammoths- presnted by Sandrine and Nico of After Dark Productions, With a "Lotery by Flight 13"! Vive La France!
FEB. 8 - BERLIN, GERMANY!
Ohlauer Str 33, 10999 Berlin,
Doors at 8pm
Here at Wowsville we've decided to try our hand at a little philanthropy. Only we'll be replacing the typical New York diamond studded galas with a good old dirty rock n roll ORGY with PRIZES, DRINKS, LIVE MUSIC AND some of our favorite DJs!!
WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU? Read on...
-Arish ¨King¨Khan will host the party
all night tombola with 200 prize packages and cheap lottery tickets.
live set from The Mentalettes
DJ sets from DJ BLOWUP and the Who-Knows-DJ-Team, also everybody can bring their favorite Norton single and we will play it!!!
special benefit shot by Alberto, at least 3 different body fluids have been donated to the cause.
Norton fans, YER ATTENTION PLEASE... FUCK CDs!!!!!... except Feb 4th!
"Hi there, Penniman Records here!
It’s likely that you know about the misfortune suffered by Norton Records at the end of 2012, when hurricane Sandy flooded its warehouse in Brooklyn and laid waste to everything inside, including the label’s whole stock: +250,000 records. Ugh.
Norton Records has been for years the best R&R label in the planet, by far, and currently needs all the help we can provide in order to survive. The label, the artists in its stable as well as the owners, Miriam and Billy, they all deserve our help.
Since that fateful day, dozens of benefit shows and events have been organised all around the globe, with the aim of raising money for Norton Records. From Japan to Australia, from Spain, Germany, Scotland, Canada, England and several cities in the US, countless persons have been helping in this respect. Also, hundreds of volunteers have been working in their headquarters and Brooklyn warehouse, helping them save the vinyls, cleaning and drying the records by hand, one by one. With time, the idea is to re-print the album covers and begin to distribute again their incredible catalogue.
From here–and with the usual delay--, we would like to start doing our bit, and that’s why we invite you to join a super-creative offer that you won’t be able to refuse:
SEND US 10 EUROS –as little as that--, and we’ll send you back a CD of your choice from our excellent catalogue. Postpaid to any destination in the world. But here’s the trick: you can only make your donation on February 4th, the day when –exactly 30 years ago-- the Philips company officially launched the Compact Disc into the market !!!!!!!
Many thanks in advance for your help.
Proud member of the "Norton Amigos Spain" Association"
259 Upper Street
Organized by the boss jocks below:
COSMIC KEITH - Boparama/Boston Arms Rockabilly Club
RHYS WEBB - The Horrors/The Cave Club
NICK BROWN - Intoxica Records
BEN OLINS - Stag O Lee Preservation Society
ROBERT GREEN - Typical British Workmanship
+ THE DIDDLERS - LIVE!!!
You people don't need to be told to wear washable duds, as the spillover on this splash is guaranteed. All these guys are long time Nortonians- that's a threat, and a promise.
152 Ludlow Street. New York, NY
Obits celebrate their 5th Anniversary show as a Norton benefit at the fabulous Cake Shop with their friends in The Psyched, Flying Teeth & Entartete. Thanks you crazy kids!
members of Lycaon Pictus
new project of Speck Brown (ex-Orphan)
JAN. 19 - MONTREAL, CAN!
Quai Des Brumes @ 4481 St. Denis st, Montreal, QC
Starts at 9pm!
Thanks, Bloodshot Bill and your merry crew!!!!!
Bloodshot Bill & The Hand-Cuffs
Jittery Jack w/ Miss Amy (ex- Raging Teens!)
Le Chelsea Beat
(Killer Diller Records)
..and lotsa wild toons to be spun in between sets, come on out and shake it, you know it's gonna be a blast and a half!!
A $10-15 donation is suggested.
All funds go towards helping rebuild Norton Records.
3826 N. Illinois St., Indianapolis
The incredible Dan O'Connell has taken matters into his own hands with this one- thankyou Dan Deezen and Indianapolanians and teen time heros Cheetah and Craig for your unequalled superbishness!
Bands, DJs, Raffles!
Show starts at 10pm $5
Raffle Tickets will be $1 each or 6 for $5
All proceeds from the door and raffle will be going to Norton Records.
Line Up so far:
Cheetah Chrome (of the Dead Boys and featuring members of Rocket From The Tombs)
Eddy Price (of Th'Empires)
DJ Jewey Ramone
DJ Twinkle VanWinkle
Sponsors for Raffles
Mary Weiss of the Shangri-Las
Theresa K Photography
Mike Hudson of the Pagans
Tim Kerr of the Big Boys and Jack O Fire
Riot House Records
In The Red Records
The Turntable Shoppe
Get Dirty Ceramics
Rocket Doll Revue
213 W. 5th Street, Austin, Texas
8:30pm 'til 12:30am
When Mike Buck and his posse round up a crew of noise makers like this--- well, LOOK OUT! Thanks to all you excellent individuals and long time super pals and full-on Nortonians. You are simply, THE BEST! Someone save us a hippie sandwich from Shady Grove.
Eve & the Exiles
Freddie Steady 5
T. Tex Edwards
The Best & the Texas Mavericks
THE BLACK CAT
Sean Hissey, record nut and fab drummer for the Ambitions, organized this blast! Thanks Sean- and all you wax blasters! including KCP- like, WOW!
Mad Squirrel (Party Lights)
Kid Congo Powers (The Cramps)
and Kevin (The Shirks)!
CLUB HEAVY SICK
B1 2-27-4 Nishihara Shibuya-ku Tokyo
〈OPEN/START〉20:00 TILL DAWN
This is a big one, people- Top Tokyo teens go wild-- thank you, friends... you are amazing!
THE GREAT MONGOOSE
THE FLY AND HIS ONE MAN GARBAGE
RONNIE (THE 5,6,7,8'S)
THE TURF CLUB
Minnesota rocked! On this one-- huge thanks to all concerned! You guys live in a hallowed hub of loud soundness, and we feel privileged that you heeded an urge to blast forth like this- thank you!
Cozy (Bubblegum powerpop on Hozac records)
The Shakin' Babies (like if the Crystals had tattoos and smoked weed)
Evil Bill (Northampton Massachusetts transplants first Minnesota show with the new lineup)
Also Travis Ramin will be spinning wax in-between sets
One more band TBA
Bonn ton roulet-- this city is crazy for the loud sound- thank you Jonah and all you crazy rockers in Bonn!Gerhard von Are Str.4-6, 53111 Bonn, Germany
8pm 'til 6:30am
Jonah Gold and His Silver Apples (Bonn),
Mighty Mike (Mike from the Juke Joint Pimps as a one man band with his bike)
and special guests...
Havana Ragdolls (Cologne),
DJ Berman Machete (Garage Sounds all the way from Weimar),
DK and Eff (Café Bleu Modernists, Blow Up R&B),
Hank Strummer (Garage, Freiburg),
Maya Lansky and Vol Capone (NORTON Sounds ONLY)
Blow Up Bonn/ Bassy ( Berlin),
Col. D.Geil (Bonn Stomp, Bla),
Jonah (Blow Up)
10-12 King's Court, King Street, G1 5RB
7pm to 12am
Amazing loud sounds from up where the wolf bane blooms! To have been a fly on the wall for this star studded night- thank you all so very, very much!
Live sets from:
The Gus'n'Fin Ukelele Rock'nRoll Trio
& Secret Special Guests
Oh, and DJ Tigermask too
If you will save rock’n’roll, be here.
Norton kings Roy Loney and Cyril Jordan lead the pack in rock n roll MAYHEM! Thanks everyone for this killer blast-- what a scene. You all are THE BEST!!
Benefit for Norton Records, featuring:
ROY LONEY & THE PHANTOM MOVERS (Flamin' Groovies)
OVERWHELMING COLORFAST w/SPECIAL GUEST GUITARIST CYRIL JORDAN (Flamin' Groovies)
THE CHUCKLEBERRYS (All-star rockin' lineup feat. Russell Quan, Jay Rosen, David Kurtz, & Dave Seabury!)
THE TOMORROWMEN - Killer East Bay surf w/Ferenc Dobronyi & Danny Snyder!
DIRTY ROBBERS - An all-star tribute to The Sonics, featuring Paul Martin of 80's NYC garage rockers THE VIPERS, & members of THE HAMPTON WICKS!
RUE '66 (ex Cat Heads) - 60's French Pop Ye' Ye'
Special appearance by THE DEVIL-ETTES
DJ's Ruby White and Sid Presley!
Poster by the great Dennis Loren! Signed prints available at the benefit!
4-76 Johnston St, Fitzroy, Victoria 3065
Off The Hip presents!
Featuring live sets from:
and Wrong Turn
Last minute addition – the legendary Pretty Things!
and Atlantis spinning Norton records all night!
This massive Australian shindig went into overdrive when the Pretty Things, on tour there for the first time in decades, called in and were added as headline bashers for the gig. Thanks everyone! The footage on youtube is incredible. Pretties, come Stateside soon! Thank you Mickster and Off The Hip records, who never cease to amaze with your attitude and cool!
The Great Räng teng teng
Grünwälderstr. 6, 79098 Freiburg
Thanks to you Freibergers- among the first to jump and rally- plus it's the first ever Norton GALA-- thank you!
Norton Records Support Party at Dez. 15th at THE GREAT RÄNG TENG TENG, Freiburg!
SOLITARY LOTTERY, GREAT MUSIC, SENSATIONS!
Norton Records is the Place where a lot of the Vinyl was born that we spin for you at the Great Räng Teng Teng - so let's help them keep the faith!!!!
1033 NW 16th Ave, Portland, Oregon
Doors at 8:30pm
The Satin Chaps
DJ Web of Sound
Doors open at 8:30 / music starts at 9
Magnolia Motor Lounge
3005 Morton St., Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Eight bands in one afternoon- that's one heck of a Cowtown Calamity! Thanks so much to all of you- Fort Worth is hallowed rock n' roll ground- we feel honored.
1:00 DJ Jukeboxmafia
2:00 Casa Magnetica
3:00 Street Arabs
4:00 Ape Hangars
5:00 War Party
7:00 Year of the Bear
8:00 Dove Hunter
3331 WEST 8TH ST. LOS ANGELES, CA
"ALL-DAYER!" 5pm to 2am
$10 Minimum Donation
21 & Over
MAU MAU CLUB PRESENTS:
Rip 'Em Ups
Lucky La Rocka
Many Thanks to Howie, Chris and Devil One!
DEC. 6 • LOS ANGELES, CA
THE BIGFOOT LODGE
3172 Los Feliz Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90039
Thanks to all you rekkid spinnahs-- amazing talent lineup! How did you get Sweeney and Pyro in the same room without starting a fire?
NORTON RECORDS FUNDRAISER!
Special guest DJs:
• WES (Guerrilla Tacos)
• SWEENEY TODD (Sweeney Todd's Barber Shop)
• MICKEY WOLF (Boutique Primitive)
• HOWIE PYRO (Intoxica Radio)
• MONDO A GO-GO (The Boss-Tides)
5213 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle
Jim Sangster, you are godlike. And your Seattle bratback are a bunch knights on a mission-- you are all incredible, all of you. There's something in the water up there in the upper left corner-- and it's pure rock n' roll. Thanks you so very much.
Young Fresh Fellows
the New Original Sonic Sound (members of Mudhoney, Girl Trouble, Tom Price Desert Classic, YFF)
The Fucking Eagles
Less Than Equals
Thee Sgt. Major 3!
Trick Bag DJ's Miss Lilli & Brian, DJ Dollar Bin - Steve Turner, Tim "Purple" Hayes, Dj Self Administered Beat Down!!!
LAUNDROMAT EXPRESSO BAR
382 St. George St, Moncton, New Brunswick
Great poster from great people-- among the first to rally. Laundromat expresso bars should be everywhere. Maybe we're in the wrong business. Love you guys and gals- you are the best!@
Norton Records Fundraiser. With local celebrity DJs. Donate what you can as cover charge. Profits from liquor sales during the event will also be added to the fundraiser.
c/ San Dimas,3, 28015 Madrid, Spain
Francisco has been a Nortonian and dear friend for decades- he organized this event with the all-star lineup and the great poster- and badges, too! You're the coolest, Mr F- love you and your gang of noisemakers in mad, mad Madrid!
¡POR FAVOR AYUDA! Concierto-Fiesta BENÉFICA para recaudar fondos para Norton Records, que han visto su almacén de NYC destruido por el huracán Sandy y la subsiguiente inundación. Llamamos a todos los fans del rock&roll a asistir y apoyar a este sello legendario. Nadie (DJs, bandas, sala, etc.) cobra un duro. La totalidad de la recaudación irá íntegramente a Norton Records de forma inmediata. Abrirán el concierto los "rumble-maniacos" Chuck Wray, para dar paso a una "MADRID ALL-STAR ROCK&ROLL BAND", una auténtica maquina de rock&roll, twist, frat, surf, y garage con miembros de algunos de los mejores grupos de la capital. Además habrá varios pinchas de lujo poniendo mucha de la mejor música del sello Norton y otros. Durante la semana habrá habiendo novedades y seguramente habrá sorpresas, regalos y cosas así. Madrid, Siroco, viernes 16. SOLO 10 euros!
24 HOUR MUSIC MIX DOWNLOAD BENEFIT
Thanks to Ira, Georgia and James (YLT) and to Three Lobed Records for a fantastic new concept- selling six different downloadable benefit CD's during a limited 24 hour framework- it was hugely successful and a ton of fun. You guys (and super icon doll Georgia)-- THANK YOU!
DEC. 11 - NORTHPORT, AL
CRAZY TEENS ONLINE AUCTION
5th Street Vintage Market
Giant thanks to sassy Sylvia Porter, saxy Lars Espensen and superstar Dave Reynolds of the Crazy Teens for auctioning off a Crazy Teens one of a kind autographed band photo. Man, that was a CRAZY DATE! You guys are all... CRAZY!!! XXX and thank you!
LIVE AUCTION WITH HAMDSOME DICK MANITOBA!
HDM organized a mayhem-filled auction at his cool East Village bar (Manitoba's!)-- people went home with records, monster movie posters, appliances(!), leather goods (!!), memorabilia, punk stuff galore, books, etc. Plus 200 white castle hamburgers were distributed! Thanks you HDM and your cool Manitoba's crew-- you too, Miss Zoe!
at VIDEOLOGY Brooklyn, NY!
Dave the Spazz and his babe Nancy spent a lotta hours applying elbow grease to needy Norton rekkids here at HQ-- on top of all the radio action and cleanerizing, he dedicated his November film club meeting to Norton- thanks a ton to one of the best pals in the business- MONKEY BUSINESS!
BOTANICA FUNDRAISER PARTY!
Thanks to Mr. Fine Wine and photographer extraordinaire Jacob Blickenstaff for turning Jacob’s 33-1/3rd birthday bash into a DJ fracas/benefit shebang with soul stirring 45s all night long. You guys are incredible, but YOU KNOW THAT!
NORTON RADIO SPECIALS!
DEC. 15 - THE BOTTOMLESS PIT & MARSHALL CRENSHAW
Superstar Marshall Crenshaw went OVERBOARD on his weekly show on WFUV Radio on this December day! Dig this Detroiter's selections of Norton material- thanks MC!!!!
Fabulous DJ Joe Belock blasted three hours of Norton "sounds" with his usual inimitably great commentary, and called it the Norton 26th anniversary special-- it's archived so tune in to the show! Be sure to slot his weekly show into regular rotation! The Norton special includes a Mad Mike set- our hero!
Hurricane Sandy could have claimed Norton Records as a victim in October, but the loyal order of royal record varmints worldwide wouldn't let the wax go down with the ship, and through salvaging efforts, a spontaneous blast of hometown benefits has erupted across the globe. This page provides a location to peruse all of these blasts- please keep us posted as to further goings on, bands added to bills, pix of shebangs, etc. Every step of the way has been uncharted terrain, and learning experience. To everyone, a humongous THANK-YOU!
Dig the access road to Nortonville, too. Here you'll learn what's continued to fester and bloom despite the setbacks.
Our good friends at Montreal’s Squoodge Records have issued a great EP on the amazing Bloodshot Bill. All proceeds from this 500 copy run go to help our cause. Includes a crazy cover of I Saw Her First from our Kim Fowley series.