UNDERGROUND SOUND
4/27/96

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Subject: TUNNEL WEB SITE UP NOW!

 Alas! Tunnel Magazine issue number 1 is now on the web thanx to unamed
sources! It has no graphics, unfortunately, but what the hell, it's just
writing, and maybe next time around(within a few weeks) it will have a
picture or two. It's got everything you need, and added links to some of
the people we featured in our magazine.
 
http://www.ucalgary.ca/~psmacmur/tunnel/1/index.html

TUNNEL MAGAZINE SURVEY..........
If you don't already read the Tunnel zine, please subscribe using the
information at the end of article, if you do, then fill out and send them
this survey!!!!!!

Subject: <<<<<<<<<<<<<<Yup, you guessed it>>>>>>>>

Ya, how are all of you today. This is a survey. I need to know what you
people think of this magazine so here is what ya do:
Read the rating system below and then send me a message with ONE rating of
each specific listed part of the magazine(reviews, interviews). Then,
attach anything else you want to say.
 
A) brilliant!I couldn't do it better myself. I want to screw the magazine!
B) real good, all around well made magazine.
C) pretty good, needs a little work, but something i might read if i have
the time.
D) ok. I'd rather read billboard(or other related shit)
E) on the sorry side. Pathetic, full of shit.
F) i've been using it as toilet paper ever since i printed it out.
 
Here we go:
 
Interviews:
A. B. C. D. E. F
Reviews.( all categories, be specific if you want. i.e.: Trance,
Industrial, etc.)
Shows
Editorials
Poems
Web sites
Web site(tunnel's)
 
Thank you for filling this out and sending me a copy.
 
Sincerely,
 k u s h
                ) - >>>>>>>> +----+----> k u s h
I am the light with no
source
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ADDRESS /
                 http://www.ucalgary.ca/~psmacmur/tunnel/1/index.html
                                   Let us live
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BOILING POINT

Out now: BOILING POINT - CONQUERED BY IGNORANCE - CD
Full length album, more than 40 minutes varied
Straightedge Hardcore like Snapcase or Earth Crisis.

Other stuff: BOILING POINT - VOICE OF REALITY - MCD
Still available!!!

Tourdates:
                18.5. 96 Aachen - Autonomes Zentrum - with Redraft &
Support
                14.6. 96 Arnsberg - Cult - with Crivits (NL)

Adress: Henne Honsberg
                Bruchstr. 136
                44627 Herne
                Germany

                Phone: 02323 / 32898
                Fax: 02323 / 30474
                E-Mail: 100626.2126@compuserve.com

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Industrial 'Zines/Newsletters
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Hereðs some addresses to industrial zines that I recommend. All deal in
some way with industrial music. I'm naturally biased toward Infectious
Substance 'cause its my own zine, but all are highly recommended.

INFECTIOUS SUBSTANCE
PO Box 1356
Herndon, VA 22070
USA
infectsub@aol.com

INDUSTRIAL NATION
114 E. College
Iowa City, IA 52240
USA

CREWZINE
c/o Richard Gurtler
Druzicova 2
82101 Bratislava
SLOVAKIA (Europe)

ARC
PO Box 4142
South Bend, IN 46634
USA
ArtsIndust@aol.com

SIDE LINE
c/o Dolimant Seba
85 rue des 7 petites
6120 Nalinnes
BELGIUM

VIVISECT
PO Box 13047, Law Courts P.O.
Melbourne
Victoria, 3000
AUSTRALIA

MUSIC FROM THE EMPTY QUARTER
PO Box 87
Ilford, Essex 1G1 3HJ
UNITED KINGDOM

LEVITY
6904 S. 12th #1705
Tacoma, WA 98465
USA

UNDERGROUND SOUND
email: 74777.3354@compuserve.com
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/ugr
6546 Hollywood Blvd, Suite 210
Hollywood, CA 90028
213-871-8054 ext 558
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GOTHIC SITE - CONTACTS

Plug time!

Try my site; it's mostly industrial/goth, with almost 2900 band listings.

http://kzsu.stanford.edu/eklein/

Ed Klein
Mail: eklein@kzsu.stanford.edu
Music Database: http://kzsu.stanford.edu/eklein/
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KISS MY JAZZ CONCERT REVIEW......

Ha to all,

Sunday April 21st, Kiss my Jazz did a show in het Korzo Theater in The
Hague. I was there, together with about 50 others (?, i'm not good in
numbers). It was - how shall I put this- very interesting. (I think my
brother, who doesn't like the album, certainly would have had a very bad
night :-)) They improvised more than they did on the album and played more
'weird' stuff.

But I think the show was great. It started somewhere near 9 o' clock, and
ended about an hour and a half later. Between that, they played most of the
songs on the album, two or three covers, material I didn't heard before and
some freak stuff.

The line-up: Aarich Jespers (percussion, sax), Elko Blijweert (guitar),
Jacki Billet (bass), Heyme Langbroek (trumpet, sax, vocals and jokes), Rudy
Trouve (guitar, vocals) and Mark Meyers (vocals, guitar).
Stef Kamil Carlens and Craig Ward weren't there during the concert, which I
think was a pity. But If they would have been there the music would have
sounded even more complex and noisy.

I wonder, after seeing this show and hearing the album, if Rudy Trouve can
play guitar. OK, he plays the chords, but most of the time he makes noises.
Of course, this is also a style of playing the guitar. During the concert he
played a solo in the wrong key, but Rudy and the other members saw it more a
joke.

What do you people think: Can Rudy play the guitar and second, is that really
important? (Remember the beautiful solo's by Marc Ribot?)

Greets,
Stef
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GREAT MAGAZINE FOR INFO AND PR........

MIND MELT VIDEO MAGAZINE
551 Parkside Drive
Palatine, IL 60067 USA
9708) 603 - 1060

we feature national touring bands performing live, cd reviews, band
interviews, strange video, and music videos.
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God's Children Newsletter

  Hello and welcome to another edition of the God's Children newsletter.
We've got a couple of pieces of good news to start this letter out.
First of all, God's Children has been selected to perform in
Undercurrents '96, which is basically a large music industry convention
held every year in Cleveland. This showcase is scheduled for Thurs. May
16, 9:30pm at a club called Rumrunners (1124 Old River Rd., Cleveland,
OH). There's supposed to be some record company people there searching
for "new talent," so if you can make the trip come on out and
support/party with the band.
  In other good news, God's Children has signed a little deal with the
sound/music editors of the daytime soap operas "Guiding Light," "As the
World Turns," and "Another World" which entitles them to use GC's music
on these shows. As you may know, songs off of "My Snake" have already
been used in three episodes of "Guiding Light" with more to come. So if
you watch any of these exciting daytime dramas, keep your ears open!!
  As always in Western New York, spring has come in name before in
weather. No need to be depressed kids, there will be plenty of
opportunities to see God's Children in action in the upcoming months, you
just get your ass to the show, Buddy Roe!!
  One more thing, be sure to come out for the May 23rd and 25th shows.
Vagrant Justice from Atlanta, GA will be here ... and they're gonna kick
your ass!!

April:
Fri. 4/26 Mr. Goodbar (Buffalo, NY)
Sat. 4/27 Evening Star (NF)

May:
Thurs. 5/2 The Continental (Buffalo)
Sat. 5/4 Kendzie's (Lockport, NY)
Fri. 5/10 Shark Club (NF)
Thurs. 5/16 Rumrunners (Cleveland, OH)
Thurs. 5/23 The Fun House WITH VAGRANT JUSTICE (Lackawanna, NY)
Sat. 5/25 Evening star WITH VAGRANT JUSTICE (NF)
Thurs. 5/30 Unc's (NF)

   GOD'S CHILDREN * 734 EAST MARKET STREET * NIAGARA FALLS, NY 14301
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FIEND MASTER FREAK Tour Dates:

Fri. April 26 @ Pammeez, Incline Village/Lake Tahoe.
Fri. May 17 @ Icky's Tea House, Eugene, Oregon.
Sat. May 18 @ Ground Zero and the Lake Union Pub, Seattle, Washington.
Sun. May 19 @ the Paradox, Tacoma, Washington.

We are looking for a show in Portland for Mon. the 20th, we'll let you
know. Thanks. Flip, F.M.F.

        FIEND MASTER FREAK * Box 30 * Santa Cruz, CA 95017
(check them out at http://www.iuma.com:80/IUMA/Bands/FiendMasterFreak/)
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Pelvic Thrust

Pelvic Thrust recently came to punters notice with their win in the first
heat of the Pelly Bar's big Battle of the Bands last Thursday night.

From a core of college mates, and through accidental meetings and family
friendships Pelvic Thrust was born. As drummer Anthony Matson explained:
"The name Pelvic Thrust is a symbol for what we stood for and how we were
still half immature and shit."

With twelve songs under their belt and a demo tape available, the Pelvic
Thurst guys have a number of songs they feel are relevant to guys their own
age.As lead singer and lyricist Damian explained: 'Down' is about feeling
upset and being put down nearly every time and recovering finally at the
end. "Soon' would have to be about having to fit in with a certain set of
values, trying to be this because you want to be in that set group. 'Phobia'
is pretty self explanatory about being afraid of everything and finally
another favorite would be 'Juicy Cow' about a fat, ugly lady and all her bad
habits.

Asked about their future plans, the guys hope to get their originals 'out
there' and get some industry attention. "It was great to see so many people
at the first heat of the band competition, particularly one of our favourite
local bands Filthy Habits."

Pelvic Thrust are: Chris Wintle (lead guitar), Tim Reilly (Rythymn guitar),
Dean Monsell (bass guitar) Damien Wintle (vocals) and Anthony Matson
(drums).

Bookings for Pelvic Thrust through 77 5791 or 75 5731.
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The Educated...a ska.punk.hardcore fanzine is currently accepting
submissions of articles and demos, 7"s, albums for review. We are a zine
intent on enlightening whoever reads us to the diversity of subcultures
out there and their views, be it pro or anti we except writings on SXE,
racism, sexism, shows, veganism, anything. Star Wars, blowing things up,
as long as it teaches someone how to do some thing new or makes them
tthink a different thought for a second or two.

Please Snail Mail all submissions to:

Bob Wagner
4200 E. Fletcher Ave. #807
Tampa, FL 33613

All used submissions will get copies of the zine so include your snail
mail.

Thanx

Bob
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INDIE RADIO/GOTH/INDUSTRIAL....GERMAN CONTACT!

 ujmu@rz.uni-karlsruhe.de
                tobias.kuechen@stud.uni-karlsruhe.de
                tobias@ihehai.etec.uni-karlsruhe.de
                 http://www.uni-karlsruhe.de/~ujmu
Address: Tobias Kuechen, Bodelschwinghstr. 25, D-76185 Karlsruhe, Germany
Tel./Fax.: ++49 (0) 721- 593451

- Student of electrical engineering at the University of Karlsruhe
- Music Journalist:
  Radio Shows:BLACK CHANNEL on QUERFUNK Karlsruhe (104,8Mhz) since 1995 +
              SHOCKING YOUTH SPECIAL on R.D.L. Freiburg (102,3Mhz) since 1989
  Writer for different music magazines
- Amateur Radiostation: Callsign DL 4 GCT

More infos on request, do not hesitate to contact me!
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NEW UNDERGROUND RECORDS A&R OFFICE OPENS

After 4 grueling weeks with all the crazy things going on that Hollywood California is famous for,
the new Hollywood office for UGR is up and running wide open...All promos and correspondence
for the zine or for UGR President Todd West should be directed to this office:

Todd West
Underground Hollywood
6546 Hollywood Blvd.
Suite 210
Hollywood, CA 90028

213-871-8054 ext. 558

All web-site design, artist relations, and tour coordination shall be done out of this office...

REMEMBER!!! UGR is offering a complete web-site design and placement for your band, label
or other entertainment firm for a $25 set-up fee which includes the site maintenance for 6 months,
then $10 per month for each month after the initial six...PLUS!!!!! all graphics bios, sound files,
multimedia, & whatnot can be placed in our exclusive Compuserve library for free!!!!!

Need scanning, graphics, product design and manufacture....Call UGR 213-871-8054 ext 558 24hrs a day!!
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A Swedish alternative fanzine, CRITICAL MASS has just started. We re
searching for bands to feature. We«ll mostly be focused on METAL of all
forms (NO glam-fag music!), but also other genres like
punk/hardcore/grind/industrial/goth/rock blah blah (you got it!).

Bands and labels should send their promo-packages right now!

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CRITICAL MASS
c/o Jernberg
Master Henriksgatan 12
211 58 Malmo
Sweden

E-mail: dennis.jernberg@mailbox.swipnet.se
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If you d like to contribute in any other way (art, stories etc.), get in touch!
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UNDERGROUND RECORDS WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME THE FOLLOWING
NEW REGIONAL AGENTS.....get with them to get with the Underground in your
area:::: A complete updated listing (by 5/10) of UGR agents can be found on the website

Vancouver :
NAME: Robb Belo

ADDRESS: 1006 -1441 St. Georges Ave.
         North Vancouver, BC
         V7L 3J4
         Canada

TELEPHONE: (604) 987-7867 Contact after 6PM (Pacific) or Weekends

EMAIL: rbelo@axionet.com
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Uppsala Sweden:
NAME:dag carlsson

c/o sptr, p.o. box 64, s-75103 uppsala, sweden.
+46-18-692919 (9 am to 8 pm local time )

gkusptr@bahnhof.se
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San Francisco/Cal.
NAME: ATAKRA

15
Arcata, CA
95518

1-707-826-0914

sh3@axe.humboldt.edu

Industrial/punk music

SEND ALL PROMOS TO THE ABOVE AGENTS SHOULD THEY BE IN YOUR AREA.
THEY WILL ALSO COORDINATE SHOWS, PROMOTIONS, INTERVIEWS, ETC.....

Contact UGR for a listing and price guide to all our distribution/marketing/and promotions
services....Use Hollywood tel #................
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Kickin Indies!!!!!

Mindspore Records 412-779-4335 (fax)
20120 Rt. 19, Suite 105-209 listen@mindspore.com
Cranberry Twp, PA 16066-6209 http://www.mindspore.com
experimental groove ambient dance
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ACTION READY SINGLES

http://www.sonicnet.com/feature/ars4

Volume 4 of this highly popular series features possibly the five strongest bands
ever assembled here.
Bob Mould, Kelley Deal and New Kingdom give us tracks from upcoming albums,
while The Butthole Surfers and Cracker donate songs that will not be available
in America, if at all!
Added bonuses include a video interview with Buttholes Gibby Haynes and
Paul Leary that gives new meaning to the word crude, Bob Mould and Kelley
Deal video footage, an exclusive Kelley Deal interview and a New Kingdom bio
written by rap journalist supreme Spence D.

BAKED POTATOES

http://www.sonicnet.com/baked

Baked Potatoes: A Pot Smoker's guide to film & video is a highly informed
guidebook written by John Hulme and Michael Wexler which hits the streets
this month. SonicNet has put Baked Potatoes online, fully enhanced with
smokin' graphics as good as California Indica bud. You can read about movies
that make you feel good about life -- like Beastmaster, Willy Wonka, and
"anything Alistair MacLean had anything to do with." Learn how, what when
and where to view "films" when you're stoned out of your fucking mind. So, if you
like to get very high and watch movies -- or, if you fake like you do, this is the
online source for you. Here you can learn to work with your habit, not against it.
Readers can post their own reviews, too, so roll your bones. Upload date April
29th.

CONTESTS

http://www.sonicnet.com/sonicore/shows
http://www.sonicnet.com/sonicore/reviews

You too can join the ranks of rock critics. SonicNet is searching for a new writer. If
you live in any of the five cities SonicNet covers (New York, Boston, LA,
Washington DC, Chicago), post a review of any show you see in the show
section: "Post your own review." If you don't live there, write a "backtalk" to one
of our featured video or record reviews and email a copy of the review to
editor@sonicnet.com. SonicNet music editor Michael Azerrad will choose from
the entries and the winner will get an assignment to write one of the featured
reviews. Soon after, you may find yourself on record label promo lists and getting
flown to England to interview various rock stars...maybe.

ARCHIVES

http://www.sonicnet.com/sonicore/shows/vault/vault.html
http://www.sonicnet.com/sonicore/reviews/recordvault.html
http://www.sonicnet.com/sonicore/reviews/videovault.html
http://www.sonicnet.com/sonicore/chat/transcripts.html

These URL's take you directly to our ever-growing areas of live, record and video
reviews and chat transcripts. Handy for fans to regurgitate to friends explaining
your love and handy for rock critics for regurgitating copy for that last minute
review that's due in an hour.
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Review from May 1996 Norteast Performer

GAGE -"Scissor"
Full length CD
Recorded by Alan Barile and GAGE at XCLAIM
Mixed by Max Rose and GAGE
Mastered by Jonathan Wyner at M Works

        These guys are cool, man - I really think so. They mean it, they
keep it simple and are tight. I dig the attitude, it rocks. This CD covers
no new ground - it's pretty standard grunge stuff with a slight punky, metal
twinge. They don't sound like any other band specifically, just the genre in
general. These guys listed to lots of Jane's Addiction, Nirvana and Black
Sabbath, I bet.
        The singer, Ryan Fariole, is quite emotive and has a unique, wavery
voice. Three distorted electronics, played by TJ Welch, Frank Levesque and
Alan Barile, give us a nice wall of sound for much of the album. Breaks in
the sonic wall are pretty and wonderfully sparse. "Early Man" I loved, and
"They Don't See" broke my heart. "Ride up On My Soul" is a great title for a
great tune. "Mood Swing" swings. "Clockwork Red" is eerie and quite a mover,
too. "Give In To Me" forced me to respect these men for their sheer power.
 Nice vocal line, too. Notice that I'm naming nearly every song on the disc?
 A good sign. And they should be signed - discs like this make the job a
pleasure. Contact: XCLAIM PO Box 1979 Boston MA 02205 or email
gagexclaim@aol.com

        -Bob Cronin
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Don't mean to be rude (although it comes naturally), but because of the hectics in
moving and getting back in gear....no product reviews will be in this issue...but
beware, the next issue will have tons because I have a very large box crammed full of
and I'm just now getting around to listing and giving everything a fair shake!!! Keep those
Promos Coming!!!!!!

Later.........


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