11.06.15 NEW SOUR JAZZ INTERVIEW ONLINE
Rock Is Dead interviewed The World Famous Mr Ratboy and Cowboy Mark, and have made it available to read online by clicking HERE
11.06.15 SHEENA ROKKET R.I.P.
Sour Jazz was stunned and saddened to learn that Sheena recently passed away, aged 61. Forming in 1978, Sheena & The Rokkets were one of Japan's most popular and enduring bands. Sheena can be seen briefly in Sour Jazz's video for Rock & Roll Star, filmed live in Tokyo. Our condolences go out to Sheena's husband, Makoto, as well as her family, friends and fans.
18.07.14 LES HAS-BEENS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
The World Famous Mr Ratboy’s new side project, Les Has-Beens, have just released their debut effort ‘Kraftwerquent.’ via the Swiss labels Stigmate Records and Mental Groove Records. Vinyl and digital purchasing info can be found by clicking HERE
24.06.14 NEW SPLAT ACTION RECORDINGS AVAILABLE
Mask Factory, featuring Sour Jazz drummer Splat Action, announces the release of their self-titled debut effort in the shape of a five-song mini-album. The album is now available for digital download by clicking the image to the left, or by clicking HERE. The choice is up to you.
05.10.14 COWBOY MARK GIGGING WITH KEVIN K
Sour Jazz’s very own Cowboy Mark will be slinging the bass for a special pair of upcoming gigs as part of The Kevin K Band, stunning the crowd with songs of love, songs of despair, songs of filth and of tenderness and longing. But mostly songs about Jennifer Love Hewitt.
29 May 2014 | R-Bar | 218 Bowery, Manhattan
30 May 2014 | Gussy's | 20-14 29th Street, Astoria, Queens
25.07.13 TOM KOMÁREK, 1980-2013
It is with profound sadness and shock that Sour Jazz has learned of the tragic passing of Tom Komárek last week, aged 33. Tom was a staunch supporter of Sour Jazz and wrote about the band generously in the pages of Rock & Pop Magazine out of Prague. His passion for music shone brightly, and his enthusiasm never faltered. His own band, Secret 9 Beat, recorded two albums – the self-titled debut, and “Hate Songs from Dead City,” both produced by Phil Shoenfelt. Na zdraví, Tom, you've gone far too soon.
06.07.13 NEW KEVIN K ALBUM & GIGS WITH COWBOY MARK
“Allies” is the 22nd album in the Kevin K canon, a fiery mix of 11 new songs and as a bonus, the classic remastered Kevin K album “13th Street” — all the Kevin K arsenal you need to ration you through. "Combining Rock and Roll and World War II is what it's all about," sez Kevin. Look for him to annihilate on the international Allies Tour this year. BUY IT HERE!
Sour Jazz’s very own Cowboy Mark takes on bass-slinging duties for a pair of Kevin K gigs in NYC...
10 August 2013 | The Grand Victory | Williamsburg, Brooklyn | www.thegrandvictory.com
11 August 2013 | The Delancey | Manhattan | www.thedelancey.com
16.05.13 FREE SOUR JAZZ & PILLBOX RARITIES NOW AVAILABLE
Anxious to clutter up your library of digital music with more Sour Jazz and Sour Jazz-related rarities of the truly suave variety? Keen to do it without having to reach for your wallet? In a reckless fit of altruism, two new free offerings have now been added to the Downloads page — a previously unreleased live set from Sour Jazz, recorded in NYC in March 2001, and the second Pillbox record, a long out-of-print five-song vinyl-only mini-album released in 1995. More than you deserve? Perhaps so, but such is our generosity.
13.05.13 MR RATBOY GIGGING IN TOKYO
Looking for something to do on 31.05.2013 around, say, 8pm? Looking to do it in Tokyo? Of course you are. Or likely will be. Sour Jazz's very own Mr. Ratboy will be playing with Zoku Zoku Kazoku (ZZK) at The Club Sensation -- a British bar in Japan, for those who love their pie-n-mash with a side of nattou. Admission is ￥2,000 and drink 別 ￥500. Click HERE for full details via the venue’s website.
08.05.13 VIDEOS ADDED OF MARKY RAMONE & MR RATBOY
06.05.13 ANOTHER BATCH ADDED TO THE DOWNLOADS PAGE
Looking to expand your digital music library with Sour Jazz-related recordings? Prefer to do it without spending any money or exerting any effort? Desperate to fill those gaps in your collection where most people file their treasured Sour Jazz rarities? Salvation’s just a mere click away via the Downloads page, with Pillbox’s 1993 album 'Jimbo’s Clown Room' [featuring the World Famous Mr Ratboy] and Kevin K’s 'Arbeit Macht Frei' live album [featuring Splat Action & Cowboy Mark] freshly added to the giveaways.
06.05.13 ARCHIVAL VIDEOS ADDED
Click HERE to watch the promo video for 'Holly,' taken from the Pillbox album 'Jimbo’s Clown Room.'
Not enough Ratboy footage for you? Then click HERE to watch Mr Ratboy performing 'Chinese Rocks' with the legendary Walter Lure (Johnny Thunders Heartbreakers). Had enough of Mr Ratboy footage? Want vintage footage of Mr Popular and Splat Action from those heady pre-Sour Jazz days? Click HERE to check out footage of their previous band, Dirt Search Headlight.
29.04.13 MORE FREE RARITIES ADDED TO THE DOWNLOADS PAGE
Wanna hear the impossibly rare, earliest recorded sides by The World Famous Mr Ratboy? Of course you do. Wanna hear the sonic doings of half of Sour Jazz from the early nineties (whatever they were)? Who doesn’t? Want all this and more for free? Want them in a common audio format developed for the storage, transfer and playback on most digital audio players? These and more now added to the Downloads page.
29.04.13 NEW FILM IMMORTALISES HONORARY SOUR JAZZBO
'Freaks In Love' documents the 25 year career of the seminal psychedelic-punk band Alice Donut, whose drummer and trombonist, Stephen Moses, has played on every Sour Jazz album to date. From their humble beginnings at CBGB, to signing with Alternative Tentacles, to playing the Reading Festival and touring with Blind Melon... it's all in the film. Click the image to the left for the film’s official website.
21.04.13 FREE DOWNLOADS PAGE ADDED TO SOURJAZZ.COM
Eschewing the wisdom of the critics’ claim that you can't give the music of Sour Jazz away for free, we're doing just that. Visit the new Downloads page for the first installment of rare or out-of-print Sour Jazz and Sour Jazz-related recordings —from the creme de la creme to the creme de la phlegm— FREE for the cheap-yet-discerning downloader.
17.04.13 VIDEO ONLINE OF SOUR JAZZ LIVE IN MADRID
Footage has surfaced online of the 17.06.10 Sour Jazz gig at Sala el Sol in Madrid, featuring very special guest Daniel Rey on second guitar. Click the image on the left to view the entire gig or, for those with more sense than time, to view individual songs. This particular footage includes Sour Jazz’s version of the Ramones classic, 'I Wanna Live,' written by Daniel Rey.
16.04.13 LES HAS-BEENS
Mr Ratboy’s new side project, Les Has-Beens, are due to release their debut effort 'Kraftwerquent' in late 2013, via Swiss label Stigmate Records. This sonic marriage of Detroit and Düsseldorf was heroically arranged and recorded in one day, without the inconvenience of any prior rehearsal at all. For details and pre-order information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or click on the image to the left.
16.04.13 SOUR JAZZ RETURNS TO THE STUDIO
Sour Jazz are currently recording a new album, despite complete and total worldwide indifference, with Daniel Rey producing. The forthcoming album features eleven new songs - songs of love, songs of despair, songs of filth and of tenderness and longing. But mostly songs about nothing in particular, really. Details to follow in time.
16.04.13 FREE ALBUM DOWNLOAD
That's right, available now, for free. Costs nothing. Nada. Gratis. Zilch.
Think of it as Sour Jazz’s gift to you. You’re welcome.
'Homage to Catatonia,' recorded live at Sala del Apolo in Barcelona, 16.06.10, with very special guest DANIEL REY joining on second guitar, is now available for FREE download by clicking on the album cover to the left. See discography page for complete track listings.
16.04.13 OFFICIAL SOUR JAZZ WEBSITE LAUNCHED
The requests for an official Sour Jazz website have been literally overwhelming, with well over 2 emails flooding into our management's offices in recent years. Here, then, it is.