Sorry for the long absence, here's an update on our new
Denvoid 2-The Colorado Krew: Tales From the Colorado Punk
Scene 1988-96. Longtime friend/former bandmate/roommate, Sonny Kay will
co-author and bring in his insights and role in the scene. We've been
feverishly slaving away collecting materials, interviewing people, and making
the artwork for it. We will be releasing bits and pieces every week. Also,
we've been working with History Colorado Center about having our book release
event there (with live music?) in late 2018 as they gear up for their awesome
Colorado Music History exhibit in 2019. Exciting times are on the horizon.
In the meantime, I
will be traveling to Denver to talk to a class at DU on Colorado Punk and
hosting a panel discussion at Mutiny Information Cafe, 2 South Broadway, Denver
on October 26 at 7:30 pm with:
Jill “Razer” Mustoffa (promoter)
Arnie Beckman (Choosey Mothers)
Andrew Novick (Warlock Pinchers)
Tom Murphy (former Westword music columnist)
Speaking of books.
Robot Enemy shows no signs of slowing down. You can still order Denvoid and the
Cowtown Punks and Sonny's book, Headspaces by clicking here.
Sonny Kay is a graphic
artist and illustrator, punk rock vocalist (Angel Hair, The VSS, Year Future),
record label founder (Gold Standard Laboratories), and underground music icon.
Beginning in the early nineties, his cut-and-paste flyer making gradually
evolved into designing album covers, and by 2007 he was mastering a graphic
technique all his own, crafting seamless, painting-like collages, often on
behalf of some of the most colorful names in rock music, such as: THE MARS
VOLTA, THE LOCUST, RX BANDITS, THE GLITCH MOB, AND SO I WATCH YOU FROM AFAR and
311, to name a few. Ranging from the provocative to the surreal to the
incomprehensible, Kay's work is true to his anti-authoritarian nature while
often exploring themes of higher consciousness, multi-dimensionality, and so on.
HEADSPACES is the first book of his work. Packed with nearly 200 images, it's
an exhaustive collection of high-definition, mind-bending collage art new and
old, featuring many previously unpublished works, and of course, covers to a
lot of albums.
In October, Robot
Enemy will be releasing Patterns of Reconciliation by Matt Mauldin.
Matt Mauldin is a
poet living in Santa Barbara, CA, originally from Atlanta, GA. He was involved
for many years in Atlanta’s underground rock scene as singer and lyricist for
the bands Car vs Driver, Chocolate Kiss and Sonn Av Krusher. His first
anthology, Patterns of Reconciliation, is comprised of select poems written
between 1993 and 2017, and is organized around themes such as coming-of-age,
trauma, love, mourning, depression, anxiety, relationships, enlightenment,
social commentary and spirituality.