Travis Barker Presents: MUSINK a Three-Day Tattoo Convention, Car Show & Concert

TRAVIS BARKER PRESENTS: MUSINK

THREE-DAY TATTOO CONVENTION, CAR SHOW & CONCERT
MARCH 17, 18, 19 AT OC FAIR & EVENTS CENTER IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
WITH PERFORMANCES BY NOFX, THE USED, BAD RELIGION, PENNYWISE & MORE
TICKETS GO ON SALE WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7 AT 10:00 AM PT
WITH SPECIAL $35 SINGLE DAY TICKETS, WHILE SUPPLIES LAST
The 10th annual MUSINK, presented by Travis Barker, is set for March 17, 18, and 19, 2017 at the OC Fair & Events Center in Costa Mesa, CA. The three-day tattoo convention, car show and concert is America’s largest tattoo and music festival, featuring hundreds of world-renowned tattoo artists, Famous Stars and Straps presents the Low and Slow Car Show, a vendor village and music from headliners NOFX, The Used, Bad Religion, Pennywise, and more.
A limited number of discounted early bird tickets for MUSINK will be on sale this Wednesday, December 7 at 10:00 AM PT, while supplies last. Single-day, full weekend 3-day passes, and a selection of VIP ticketing options will also be available for purchase. Tickets can be purchased and additional ticketing information can be found at http://www.MusinkFest.com.
MUSINK producer Travis Barker says, “Stoked to be bringing in the 10th year of music, tattoos and cars with such legendary bands as NOFX, Pennywise, Bad Religion and The Vandals.”
NOFX’s Fat Mike explains, “When I have a cold I like to listen to Muse and take lots of Zinc. So when I heard of the MUSINK festival I got stoked! “We gotta play it!” Unless of course, I get sick.”
Fletcher Dragge of Pennywise says, “Couldn’t be more stoked to be back playing MUSINK, one of the best festivals in Southern California, if not the best! Tattoos, music, cars, bikes, and never ending booze? How can it get any better? Always an insanely great party with good friends, awesome tattoo artists, and some of the best bands on the planet. It’s a no brainer! See you in the pit, fools!”
Dan Whitesides of The Used comments, “Hey everyone! We’re so excited to be playing MUSINK in 2017! Travis Barker and company have been so kind as to ask us to play and we couldn’t be more pumped! MUSINK is our first show back from being in the studio where we will be recording our new album. We love Orange County, LA and the surrounding areas so much, so please join us and get yourself a USED tattoo on your forehead while you’re at it. See you soon! Love, Dan”
The current music lineup for MUSINK is as follows:
Friday, March 17: NOFX, The Vandals, Lagwagon, A Wilhelm Scream
Saturday, March 18: The Used, Glassjaw, Goldfinger, Story of the Year, Hell or Highwater
Sunday, March 19: Bad Religion, Pennywise, Swingin’ Utters
The MUSINK tattoo convention will feature hundreds of world-renowned tattoo artists. Specific tattoo artists that will be inking are viewable at http://www.MusinkFest.com. In addition, the MUSINK vendor midway will include dozens of vendors.
MUSINK attendees are invited to check out Famous Stars and Straps presents the Low and Slow Car Show, which will display some of the best American classics and lowriders in Southern California, including some from Travis Barker’s own collection. Daily tattoo contests will take place during the car show as well.
Ticket prices are as follows:
Early Bird Single Day: $35
Early Bird Weekend Pass (3-Day): $99
General Admission Single Day: Starting at $45
General Admission Weekend Pass (3-Day): Starting at $120
VIP Front Of Stage & VIP Lounge:
$129 (per day, only sold as a single day option)
– 1 VIP Admission Ticket to day of choice, which includes access to: Music Concert, Tattoo Convention, Car Show, and Vendor Midway
– Access to Premier VIP area near the front of the stage
– Access to the Exclusive MUSINK VIP Lounge (21 & over only), which includes: complimentary beer & signature cocktails (while supplies last), several shaded areas to sit and relax, additional food & drinks available for purchase
Travis Barker Ultimate VIP Meet & Greet:
$299 (per day, only sold as a single day option)
– 1 VIP Admission Ticket to day of choice, which includes access to: Travis Barker Meet & Greet, Music Concert, Tattoo Convention, Car Show, and Vendor Midway
– 1 VIP Travis Barker Meet & Greet Laminate
– Access to Premier VIP area near the front of the stage
– Access to the Exclusive MUSINK VIP Lounge (21 & over only), which includes: complimentary beer & signature cocktails (while supplies last), several shaded areas to sit and relax, additional food & drinks available for purchase
– Travis Barker Meet & Greet Includes: Group Meet & Greet with Travis Barker, one on one photo, and one signed item (at designated time), limited edition MUSINK poster, one pair of exclusive Travis Barker Drum Sticks
All ages are welcome, and kids 7 years old and under get in free.
MUSINK hours are 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM on Friday, March 17, 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM on Saturday, March 18, and 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM on Sunday, March 19.
MUSINK 2017 is produced by Bill Hardie, Travis Barker, John Reese of Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE), and Sean Akhavan.
The OC Fair & Event Center is centrally located in Southern California, just off the 405 and 55 freeways at 88 Fair Drive in Costa Mesa. The venue is convenient to all in Orange County, as well as Los Angeles, San Diego, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. John Wayne Airport in Irvine, CA is also easily accessible for those traveling from other parts of the U.S. and the world.
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The Rods’ Dave “Rock” Feinstein and Carl Canedy talks about new song “Great Big Fake Ones”

Media Mikes had the great pleasure recently to speak to not one but two legendary heavy metal musicians. Dave “Rock” Feinstein and Carl Canedy make up 2/3rds of the band The Rods a band which has been carrying the flag for heavy metal and hard rock since the late 1970’s. Both members have new solo albums out along with a newly released Rods single titled “Great Big Fake Ones” and we spoke with the guys recently about these new releases and their plans for the coming year.

Adam Lawton: Can you tell us about the decision to re-issue “Heavier Than Thou” and
“Hollywood”?
Dave “Rock” Feinstein: “Heavier than Thou”, and the “Hollywood” albums have been albums that wanted by the fans for a long time.  We felt that now was a good time to re-issue them.  They are both slightly different than a traditional RODS album, so I think that’s what makes them so interesting to the fans.
Carl Canedy: We’ve been in the process of re-issuing a lot of our back catalog that we own the rights to. These two CD’s in particular were something the fans had not had a chance own in a re-issued, re-mastered format. Fans have been emailing us for years asking when they’d be available. So like Dave said it simply was time.

AL:  What can you tell us about the newly recorded Rods track “Great Big Fake Ones”?
DF: There are many words that have been used to describe the song, but when Carl brought the song in, the three of us just felt that it was so funny, and just different enough to make the fans want to hear it.  You have to take it for what it is.  It’s not a traditional RODS song, but it is a very catchy tune that should make you laugh.
CC: The guys have been really cool about doing a song this since I initially brought it to them. It’s clearly a “one-off” type of song. The fans who’ve heard love it. I think as long as you realize it’s “tongue-in-cheek” you can enjoy it for what it is. Personally I love it and think it’s quite amusing. I gave it to the guys and when it came time to record it was done quickly. Rock and Garry really nailed the vocals.

AL: You both recently released new solo albums. Can you tell us about those and some of the guests who appear on the albums?
DF:  “Clash of Armor” is my forth solo release now and was done mostly by myself and Nate Horton. On my previous releases I have had quite a few guest performers. In the past guys like John West, Michael Butler, Jeff Howell and Matt Barnes have all come in to help me on various tracks as has Nate. On the song “Bitten By the Beast” from my 3rd solo release I had Carl and Garry come in. I played guitar and Ronnie James Dio did the vocals.
CC: On my CD, I have John Hahn, a Leviathan artist who is a Mike Varney discovery. I’ve known John for quite a few years as I played on his first solo CD in the “90’s. Mark Tornillo has 3 vocals, Joe Comeau has 2 vocals and David Porter has 2 vocals. Chris Caffery came in and did some soloing on 2 tracks as well as several other artists who graciously brought their talent to this project.

AL: With a career spanning multiple decades what do you find these days to be the most rewarding part of being a musician?
DF: It’s rewarding to still be able to create new music.  Of course playing live is the ultimate rush, and to know that there are still fans around the world checking out our music and wanting more.

AL: Are there any plans to perform this new material live and what type of
plans do The Rods have in place for 2015?
DF: I think I can speak for the three of us that we love to perform live, and if a song of ours merits being performed live, then we will do so.  Right now for us we take every request to perform seriously, and try to do as much as we can to make these live appearances happen, For us and for the fans as well.
CC: We do have a few dates in the works that are not yet confirmed and we have confirmed the Defenders of Old Festival in March with Exciter. We’re excited about this show as it’s the first time in years we’ve been to the NY area. Also, I love the band and the guys in Exciter so I’m looking forward to the reunion.

Blu-ray Review “H.B. Halicki’s Original Gone in 60 Seconds: Car Crash King Edition”

Actors: H.B. Halicki, Jerry Daugirda
Directors: H.B. Halicki
Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Anderson Merchandisers
Release Date: October 16, 2012
Run Time: 98 minutes

Film: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Extras: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Many probably don’t know but the 2000 action film, “Gone in 60 Seconds” with Nicolas Cage & Angelina Jolie, was actually a remake.  H.B. Halicki was the man behind the original 1974 “Gone in 60 Seconds”.  This film gave birth to the car-chase film genre and stars Eleanor, the only Ford Mustang in history to receive starring credit in a movie! This movie also prides itself on wrecking over 93 cars within it’s extremely long 40 minute chase-scene!  This film is the real deal, no CGI, when cars were crashed it was real.  If you are a car buff, then you have to check out the amazing driving and stunts in this film.

Official Synopsis: THE ASSIGNMENT: to steal 48 muscle and exotic cars! THE CHALLENGE: avoid getting caught! ELEANOR: She’s one fast and furious Ford Fastback Mustang– a superhero of car chases…buckle-up as she slams through 5 cities, cops after cops can’t touch her…wrecking over 93 cars in Eleanor’s 40 minute Chase-Scene! It slams you on a full-throttle ride you’ll never forget!

H.B. Halicki’s Original Gone in 60 Seconds comes in a sweet Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack. The film is restored in widescreen and digitally remastered in 5.1 Dolby & DTS Surround Sound. This film has never looked or sounded better. It also comes packs with a great collection of bonus features. “The personal life and times of H.B. “Toby” Halicki, the Car Crash King” looks into the creators legacy. There is an interview with Denice Halicki on the set of her filming the 2000 Remake of Gone in 60 Seconds, which starred Nicolas Cage & Angelina Jolie. There is a rare interview with the “Father of the Ford Mustang,” Lee Iacocca. If you are a commentary, there is a track from Jack Vacek (Director of Photography) & Warner Leighton (Editor). Lastly there are three featurettes “Cut to the Chase” including information about the real accidents caught on film!

DVD Review “Revenge of the Electric Car”

Directed by: Chris Paine
Narrated by: Tim Robbins
Starring: Elon Musk, Carlos Ghosn, Bob Lutz, Greg Abbott, Dan Neil
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Distributed by: New Video
Running time: 90 minutes

Film: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Extras: 3.5 out of 5 stars

If you are aware of the film “Who Killed the Electric Car?”, directed by Chris Paine, then you should known about this one. It is his follow up film focusing on the return of electric cars. The film is definitely interesting and shows a lot of great points. There are celebrity appearance from Danny DeVito, Jon Favreau and Arnold Schwarenegger. I enjoyed the flow of the film and I felt that it kept my interest from beginning to end. Docuramafilms is one of my favorite sources for choosing really great documentary subjects. It is rare to find that you are that entertained from a documentary especially about electric cars.

The film starts off around 2006 after the electric cars where destroyed, now they are back and want revenge. The film is narrated by Tim Robbins and follows GM and Elon Mush as they bring the return of the electric car. The film shows what the future of the car will be and how it is back faster, furiouser and cleaner than ever. The fighters to bring the electric car are Bob Lutz from General Motors, Elon Musk from Tesla Motors, Carlos Ghosn from Nissan, and Greg Abbott, an independent electric car converter. The director, Chris Paine, did a great job and is definitely on my radar now. He knows how to take a topic and turn it into a great documentary.

The extras on the film are really decent and impressive. There is a Tribeca Film Festival Talk which runs about 35 minutes. The panel features Elon Musk, Dan Neil, Carlos Ghosn, David Duchovny and director Chris Paine. There is about 20 minutes of additional bonus footage, definitely worth checking out if you enjoyed the film. If you enjoyed the celebrity interviews in the film, there are about 25 minutes of additional interviews. Lastly there is the theatrical trailer and Nissan Leaf promo trailer also included.