Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Two Animalistic (Sets)!

Our first PANIC show of the year - and our first show with drummer Sean Dignan (SUCKERPUNCH, DODGE FIASCO) - went down in the middle of a blizzard on Sunday night. We played the Dakota Tavern with Ian Blurton's PUBLIC ANIMAL, the inaugural night of a month-long residency for them there.

PUBLIC ANIMAL began the evening with a set premiering new songs, and lordy, lordy, it was loud and awesome. The band was ferocious and I encourage anyone reading this to check them out forthwith. After that, PANIC played our debut LP "Bad Fantasies" track-for-track for what may be the last time (we have new songs now). That went down swimmingly with those who had ventured out in the weather, and we had a great time. PUBLIC ANIMAL were then back to play a rocking set of older songs, covers and the like, culminating in a huge freak-out ending that left everybody reeling.

Again, see PUBLIC ANIMAL at the Dakota every Sunday this month. PANIC has a couple of shows in March, starting with an appearance at the Long Winter Festival (at the Great Hall). Hope to see you there!

Monday, 19 January 2015


Announcing the debut of a seasonal blog I started last month, DIRTY SNOW. Plan and simple, this is a photoblog of that winter phenomenon so unheralded and forlorn, bane of roadsides and parking lots: the dirty, dirty snow.


Monday, 12 January 2015

Naked In Public!

Fantastic news for Jamie Gillis fans: the Rialto Report publishes an excerpt from Gillis' autobiography "Naked In Public", and, better still, announces that they are working with his estate to publish it.

Read more here.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Upcoming PANIC Shows!

A couple of upcoming shows to announce --

February 1 - with PUBLIC ANIMAL (Ian Blurton's latest band) at The Dakota Tavern.

March 13 - as part of the LONG WINTER Festival at The Great Hall.

Possibly more live dates soon.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Catching up with Horrorthon!

So, in the end, I didn't manage to watch a horror film every day of October. But I did get about 2/3rds. In reverse order, they are as follows:

20. The Devil Rides Out AKA The Devil's Bride (1968).
19. The Purge: Anarchy (2014).
18. V/H/S 2 (2014).
17. Scalps (1983).
16. Isle Of The Dead (1945).
15. The Prowler AKA Rosemary's Killer (1981).
14. Triangle (2009).
13. You're Next (2013).
12. The Loved Ones (2009).
11. Kotoko (2011).
10. King Of the Ants (2003).
9. The ABCs Of Death (2012).
8. Dumplings (2004).
7. Scream of Fear AKA Taste of Fear (1961).
6. Blood From The Mummy's Tomb (1971).
5. Equinox (1970).
4. Vampire Doll AKA Legacy of Dracula AKA Ghost House: Bloodsucking Doll (1970).
3. The Bloody Exorcism of Coffin Joe AKA Exorcismo Negro (1974).
2. The House on Straw Hill AKA Exposé (1976).
1. Die! Die! My Darling AKA Fanatic (1965).