FEBRUARY FEATURED ALBUM: BLATZ
BlatzÂ was aÂ punkÂ band formed in 1989 inÂ Berkeley, California.Â BlatzÂ came out of theÂ 924 Gilman Street ProjectÂ scene during the late 1980s, and early 1990s along with bands likeÂ Operation Ivy,Â Filth, andÂ Green Day.Â In December of 2013, East Bay Punk chaos-a-teersÂ BlatzÂ playedÂ 924 GilmanÂ for a one-time reunion. This limited LP is a document of that show! The lateÂ Mike MontanoÂ (a.k.a. Mike-o the Psycho, a.k.a. Mike Filth), the bassist fromÂ Blatzâ€™s sister bandÂ Filth, had just been diagnosed with aggressive cancer, soÂ BlatzÂ headlined an insanelyÂ sold-out show and the six originalÂ BlatzÂ membersâ€”Anna Joy, Annie Lalania, Marshall Stax, Joey Eggplant, and Jesse Lusciousâ€”were in the same place playing the same music for the first time in 21 years!Â This LP was to be a second benefit for Montanoâ€™s cancer treatments, but sadly he passed before a final mix was done. Now it stands as a benefit for theÂ 924 Gilman Street Project!
The record includes all of the chaos-punk favorites found on theÂ Shit SplitÂ record withÂ FilthÂ and is pressed onÂ mixed blackÂ andÂ oxbloodÂ vinyl. For the entire month ofÂ February, you can get both colors for onlyÂ $10!