Monday, September 11, 2017

CENIZAS!

HOLA

WE ARE GONNA PUT THIS SHOW ON!

SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS METALCORE FROM SANTIAGO, CHILE! PRETTY AWESOME BECAUSE METALCORE THESE DAYS HAS NOT ADDRESSED ANY SOCIO-POLITICAL ISSUES AS OF LATE!

SEE YOU!






Tuesday, August 1, 2017

UPCOMING SHOWS AS FUCK!

HELLO ALL

DDO SIDE B WAS FUCKING AWESOME

THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO TURNED UP

CHAOS FOR LIFE

NOW GET READY FOR AN ONSLAUGHT OF SHOWS!






AND CATCH THIS AWESOME ONE TOO...



Wednesday, May 31, 2017

R.I.P. : Rozaimin Elias

Yesterday we lost a friend, warrior, brother.
His examplary character; one strong enough to hold firm to his beliefs, while also having the ability to forgive, is unparalleled.
A true skinhead.
We have learnt so much from you.
We have felt your love.
Farewell brother.
Be at peace.



Sunday, May 14, 2017

Be Right Back // DDO 2017 Side B // shows in the later 2017

Hello all

FRIDAY NIGHT FURY was awesome. 

ZINES NOT DEAD did not have the usual 'punk bazaar' turnout but it was enriching. No structure, total mess, absentees all over the place; fucking perfect. It prompted genuine honest responses and interest from those who attended.

We will be back on 29th JULY 2017 for DISTRO DAY OUT (Side B).



For those not in the know, DDO will now be held twice a year. 

Every January (side A) and July (side B).
The cassette references are fucking obvious.

Also we will have a hand in a PUNK MUSEUM (working title still) with THE SUBSTATION in August and September.

We will also be back with shows the last few months of 2017 with CENIZAS (Chile metalcore) and ni-hao (experimental punk from Japan)

SEE YOU AGAIN SOON!!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

post FNF // ZINES NOT DEAD!

The show was fantastic. 
Unforgettable.
It was a great mix of bands. 
Secret Seven tore the roof apart. 
There were smiles across the board. 
Tension and coldness were put aside. 
Everyone was together again. 
Maybe it would be temporary, but we take comfort that at least it happened.

Everyone involved got paid. Not much,  but the fact that it was possible made it fantastic. 
There were old faces and new ones and practical strangers. Nobody cared too much about sound quality, finally a hardcore show that was more about energy and vibe and community and not tech riders. 

Not to say the sound system wasnt good, it was decent for sure, and yes there were glitches, but that was a hardcore show; REAL and not so musical.

The sad part was of course STRAIGHT ANSWER not being able to turn up due to visa issues. We can imagine how bummed out they were, and many here were disappointed too. 

But in retrospect, we must thank STRAIGHT ANSWER because this show; as well as the selection of bands, were made because of SxA. 

Things happened for a reason, and FRIDAY NIGHT FURY was such an amazing experience that we dare say it could be that refresh button for the otherwise jaded and cold hardcore scene here. 

STRAIGHT ANSWER, thank you for potentially saving this little jaded hardcore scene.

All the other acts, MOISTY ATSUSHI, RADIGALS, SPIRITS, OUT FOR BLOOD, IMPAIRED and SECRET SEVEN...thank you so much for being that soundtrack of rage for the night.

 The filming crew for SUBCULTURE The Movie, thank you for blending in and playing the part playing along. 

The hardworking crew and the supportive crowd, thank you for turning up by the dozens.

THE SUBSTATION, thank you as always for being the pinnacle venue for the scene. 

As much as we recognize that things may change at a snap of the finger, you can never hope against hope; as long as true DIY punkrock energy runs through your veins.

May this continue for ages to come.

Check out this link (out of a few) if you wish to relive the experience here
See you in the pit!

NEXT WEEK : ZINES NOT DEAD 
our inaugural zine fest!


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

MAYHEMIC MAY

HELLO FUCKERS

TWO AWESOME EVENTS COMING UP IN MAY!

A FURIOUS HARDCORE SHOW ON 5TH MAY

AND THE WEEK AFTER, ON 12-13 MAY WE WILL HOST A TWO-DAY ZINE FEST!

SEE YOU THERE!



Tuesday, March 7, 2017

another post about nothing really...

hi

you know we are on a break but that doesnt mean shit. we still breathe punkrock rebellion through our veins daily.

just thought we'd like to write a post in response to cowardly idiots who have been saying really interesting stuff behind our backs. in this instance we would respond accordingly in cowardice as a keyboard warrior on our own blog (haha) because its better than kicking some teeth in. 
Next time start talking to us direct, we're cowardly and we wont bite.

"Prohibited Projects has "sold out" and started booking some questionable shows"
PP has always been 100% DIY and anonymous and not on Facebook, thank you very much. Any posts of our shows shared on Facebook is through the goodwill and genuine support of friends. In fact, do share this thread on Facebook too so we can justify our sell out status.
We do have ethics, very strong ones actually, and we stand our ground to this day. we contextualize our ethics and beliefs and politics and make sure they are relevant to our immediate surroundings.

We are not here to gain credibility from a worldwide punk consensus, or have MRR approval (although one of us used to write for MRR back in the day)

"Prohibited Projects shows has gotten expensive"
As is the rest of the world, as with all costs that come with running a show and with dwindling audiences too. Do the maths, bodoh.

"Prohibited Projects has favourable influence/affinity over some venues"
Because we bother to establish personalized working relationships, as a result communication is clearer and more concise. We get real time updates, feedback and hey guess what...respect!
What is more punkrock than that?


"Prohibited Projects has been booking some very unpunk bands"
Usually claims like these are from people stuck in their little punkrock bubble and safe circles of friends who dont have the balls to do something different. Dozens of new punks get into the scene every few months, and we'd rather take the risk and take some "kental" kids in and be the very communicators of true punkrock ethics, as opposed to Youtube or some holier-than-thou post DIY clan, or than score punkrock points to be approved by the worldwide DIY punk elite.
We take pride in having given so many bands their first show, although we wont be chasing credit, we're not about that.
Some of these bands 'moved on' and started playing "proper DIY shows" and possibly forgot about us, but its ok. We dont do this for credit, we do this for pure punkrock DIY rebellion and its a risk we took, so no problem with ingrates.

There are a lot more questions to be answered, but its important not to waste too much energy on fools and idiots.

Gossip mongers, kindly approach us next time for thoughts.

Punk is about respect and conversation, and a bit of balls too. 

We are on a break and very free now, you know where to find us! 

Punk as fuck, fucked as you!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

the real reason why we are taking a break...

hello everyone

as you may know (or not bother to know), we are on a break from doing punk shows.

its really simple.

we are tired and jaded. 

the main guy running this is recovering from a very rough 3 years of life, a period only few knew and even fewer could understand. there were all sorts of problems and punk shows were part of the recovery process, which unfortunately reversed its role and became part of the bigger disillusionment.

until recent years, our calendars were filled with the funnest shows, with the funnest times alongside the funnest friends.

and with all stories, the good times would fade away. friends left the scene or drifted apart. venues and spaces started changing in so many ways. 

punk shows, that were still done as a statement and escape went from difficult to unbearable. losses amounted to ridiculous figures. the scene in Singapore suffered from the first world problem of "comfort" and started segregating in ways that nobody could imagine.

with all due respect to those who played / attended our shows, it came to a point where many of the shows that were done in the past 2 years felt very painful. we started many shows only to wish that they would end as quickly as possible. 
the community aspect of shows between 2004-2014 where kids could gather at the old hangouts didnt happen anymore.

are we victims of social circumstances? of growing up? of comfort?

is reality a form of fate?

why the fuck are still punk then?

shouldnt we be the change?

are we too idealistic for anything?

how much of reality should we accept?

the questions go on and on.

there is a huge gap between factions of the scene and many of us could easily be friends and comrades, but ended up being strangers in a very hedonistic sense. 

social media poisoned too many minds, but also we are in danger of going from political to apolitical to completely depoliticised. underground bands started "putting politics aside", the shit talking and the falseness got worse as the years went by.

punk became almost pointless here, devoid of any substance.

thus we are not giving up, we are now choosing to breathe some fresh air again. we are still in recovery after all. this may take a while.

we are jaded, disappointed and fucking tired, yet down but not out.

we will be back.

and wish to approach things from a deeper community level and have things going on with approaches so fresh that we might face ridicule and disagreement.

we are going to do it anyway.

punk = more than music.

we will be back briefly to do a crucial show for a crucial band; for the sake of friendship.

and then we will disappear again.

keep on keeping on, true punk never die!!!


Sunday, January 22, 2017

SPLATTER NIGHT! (23 JAN 2017)

HELLO FRIENDS!
THIS IS IT, THE LAST NIGHT OF MADNESS BEFORE WE GO FOR A HIATUS.
HOW UNCANNY AND CRUCIAL A TIMING OF THIS TO HAPPEN.