This thing of ours celebrates its fourth birthday today. Lots be happening in Dics-world in the last 12 months — the Dictators NYC continued to slay audiences with their awesome roar, the Del Lords re-emerged with their 1st album in 22 years, and Andy Shernoff put the finishing touches on his second solo EP. You read about all of it here first, and we’re proud to be your go-to source for news about all things Dictators.
– Salvi C.
As if he wasn’t scary enough without the make-up!! This is overkill on his part — he could scare people in a Santa suit.
Happy birthday greetings go out today to the big dog himself, Andy Shernoff!
Pics via AndyShernoff.com!
Scott Kempner celebrates a birthday today. Here’s some extremely rare vid of him during his brief reign in 1980 as the guitar god in the Helen Wheels band. Thanks to the videographers at the Local East Village blog for hanging on to this stuff for 30 plus years!
– Salvi C.
Filed under PSA, Top Ten, Video
Happy Birthday to HDM!! Here’s proof that “The Handsomest Man in Rock and Roll” was not just an empty boast. Be still, my heart.
– Salvi C.
Beat the birthday drums for Dictators/Manitoba’s Wild Kingdom/MANITOBA percussionist extraordinaire, Thunderbolt Patterson!
Filed under PSA, Thunderbolt
Forget Springsteen, forget Diana, forget the Donald. There is only ONE Boss.
Leader: “Ah, Agents K and S. Report on your plan for Dictators World Domination. As I recall, 2011 and 2010 were very quiet. Was 2012 more of a success?”
Agent K: “Yes, Leader, in previous years, the stupid, stupid humans were resistant to our message, and activity was limited. But we consider 2012 to be one of the best years in many, and it promises future success, which will affect us in the future.”
Agent S: “2012 saw the formation of the band Manitoba, which brought the loud message to people of the Northeast, Canada and Spain, and which will surely continue to spread the gospel of Faster and Louder. They will ring out 2012 with a huge show at the Bowery Electric on Dec. 31.”
Leader: “Excellent. Is there more?”