Producer Archive: Erik Core

Erik Core – Producer. Best known as the “Mariachi from Hell”, “Bob Dylan on PCP” or quite simply the Grand Master of acoustic punk/thrash/hardcore is currently the lead singer and rhythm acoustic guitarist in Gunpowder. His past projects include Gods of the Revolution, Attack of the Zombie Pimps, and the Violators.

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105 – Human Punk: Marco Thiede

105 – Human Punk: Marco Thiede

March 27, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Marco Thiede is the author of “Human Punk For Real”, the auto-biography about his discovery of punk rock music, and how it shaped his life.  Marco grew up in Germany and describes his experiences  from the late 1970’s until today, where he has relocated to from Germany to Vallejo, California. He continues to travel back to England, and his […]

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099 – Al Lujan: CLN/SBR/PNX

099 – Al Lujan: CLN/SBR/PNX

September 6, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

  Al Lujan is a film-maker working on “CLN/SBR/PNX -True Stories of Chaos, Redemption, Hope and Punk Rock”, a documentary on sober punks, mostly musicians who share their experiences staying clean and sober in an environment that is not conducive to it. Erik Core talks to Al about his passion for punk rock, his road to recovery, and […]

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094 – Guitar Ninja: Ralph Spight

094 – Guitar Ninja: Ralph Spight

March 31, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Ralph Spight is a master guitarist, singer-songwriter, and best known for his work in the band’s Victim’s Family, The Freak Accident, and Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine. After taking a guitar lesson from Ralph, Erik Core interviews him about his bands, approach to music, working with Jello Biafra, stories from the road, […]

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085 – Fortunate Daughter: Thao P Nguyen

085 – Fortunate Daughter: Thao P Nguyen

August 30, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

 Thao P. Nguyen is a  Artist, Activist, and Academic. She just finished up a solo performance run of her show Fortunate Daughter at Berkeley’s Impact Theatre.  Erik Core talks to Thao about her training  in performance art and comedy, studying under comedy legend W. Kamau Bell, and winning his “W. Kamau Bell Solo Performance Black Belt,” a […]

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083 – Hillbilly Nationalists: James Tracy

083 – Hillbilly Nationalists: James Tracy

July 30, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

James Tracy is an author, activist, community organizer, and former singer with the Bay Area band Space Masons.  MLR’s Erik Core talks with James about his musical past, his current organizing efforts, and his latest book (co-authored with Amy Sonnie) “Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels and Black Power: Community Organizing in Radical Times“. We also hear […]

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079 – The Monster Show: Cookie Dough and DJ MC2

079 – The Monster Show: Cookie Dough and DJ MC2

May 31, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Update: 1/30/2015 – Eddie Bell aka Cookie Dough passed away on 1/29/2015 after a brief illness while getting ready to perform in Puerto Vallarta.  Read more about it here. Please visit the GoFundMe website to help raise money for medical, transportation, and funeral expenses.  You can see the amazing outpouring of love and comments on […]

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078 – Art of Life: Lynnee Breedlove

078 – Art of Life: Lynnee Breedlove

May 15, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Lynnee Breedlove (aka Lynn Breedlove) is a visionary who has long been shaping revolutionary art. Lynnee was the front-person of the first American out dyke punk band, Tribe 8, which promoted queer, transgender, multiracial, and working class visibility. Lynnee went on to become a notable solo performer, and toured the world with the one-person performance […]

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