Summer 2013 Updates!


So proud to announce that Left of the Dial is out, now!! The book party, with free beer, was held at Vinal Edge Records in Houston, 7 PM. No Love Less (with Trish and Dianna of Mydolls) and Modfag (with JR Delgado) will be playing the event as well. Artists included in book are Peter Case (Nerves, Plimsouls), Captain Sensible (The Damned), Tony Kinman (The Dils), El Vez, Charlie Harper (UK Subs), The Deaf Club (an oral history of the landmark San Francisco club), Mike Palm (Agent Orange), Gregg Turner (Angry Samoans), Ian MacKaye (Minor Threat, Fugazi), Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys), Gary Floyd (Dicks, Sister Double Happiness), Mike Watt (Minutemen, fIREHOSE), Shawn Stern (Youth Brigade), Kira Roessler (Black Flag, Dos), Jack Grisham (TSOL), Keith Morris (Circle Jerks, Off!) Fred “Freak” Smith (Beefeater), U-Ron Bondage (Really Red), Vic Bondi (Articles of Faith), Lisa Fancher (Frontier Records), Dave Dictor (MDC), and Thomas Barnett (Strike Anywhere). To order directly from PM Press, see my author’s page here.

Author David Ensminger at Left of the Dial book debut, Vinal Edge Records, by Greg Rabel)

Author David Ensminger at Left of the Dial book debut, Vinal Edge Records, by Greg Rabel

The official UK Subs website and archive just published a small feature on Left of the Dial here.

(June 27th) A review of Left of the Dial has just been published by the website/blog Psychobabble, which can be read here.

A new video has been released by Left of the Dial featuring the late 1980’s Midwest punk band Insight. I played drums! Click here to hear two songs and see vintage photos of teenage years!

Left of the Dial magazine has been re-booted as a blog with (nearly) daily updates and archival fare that can be accessed here.

Also, Popmatters just published the first chapter of Mojo Hand, my co-written bio of Lightnin’ Hoopkins, on-line, so for this preview of the book, simply click here. Last week, I finished writing an Andy Warhol Foundation grant with the help and insight of Aimee Harlib at the Art Institute of San Francisco. We seek to create a web blog documenting the past and present contributions of an array of under-documented (women, dif-abilities, people of color, and queer) musicians, visual artists, and designers within the umbrella of punk culture. My App released last Fall, the Punk and Indie Compendium for BibiloBoard, was recently mentioned in a newsletter of the American Alliance of Museums. See the web page for the App here. This page will be updated as events unfurl.