Civil War Syndrome makes music. Civil War Syndrome DJs.

Perhaps you have forgotten us…

Posted: January 12th, 2011 | Author: PJ Kinzer | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

OK. Quick update since you haven’t heard from us in a while.
1. We are still a record label. We are putting out CWS002 this Spring. It’s seven inches of ballistic punk from our buddies in Cannomen. They just put out their 2nd EP and 3rd demo tape. Go get both of them. As for the CWS release, I heard the rough tracks. I am really proud that we have a small hand in this band. If you like Minor Threat, Adolescents or Wipers, be on the lookout for CWS002.
2. Benjamin is now DJing on Wednesday Nights at FooBar in East Nashville. He’s joining Jason McDonald, spinning records from 10pm-3am. Stop by. Great drink specials.

Transmission out.

Poison Idea was right about record collectors…

Posted: April 11th, 2010 | Author: PJ Kinzer | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Jamie’ birthday was mind-blowing. Best OUTLAW LOVERS show I have ever seen. The addition of Erik & Roger has really taken the band over the top. Their new record is going to smoke. They ended it with raging covers of Slade & Misfits.
Speaking of those boys, they will be playing RECORD STORE DAY 2010 at THE GROOVE! And you know who else will be appearing with THE OUTLAW LOVERS? Only one of my top ten all-time celebrity crushes – EMMYLOU HARRIS!!!

Other bands will be jamming out there too. HANS CONDOR (who are supposedly to be in talks with Long Gone John of SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY), DANIEL PUJOL, CHRIS CROFTON & THE ALCOHOL STUNTBAND, as well as the talented/beautiful TRISTEN.

On the other side of the Cumberland River, the good folks at GRIMEY’S will be balls-deep in some  events too. The new young guns of Music City, BOWS & ARROWS will be appearing with a new 7″, along with DANIEL PUJOL and a few other local favorites. Grimey’s has been honored to be one of only ten record shops in the U.S. to have ther own cover for the new FUCKED UP – Daytrotter Session 7″. Get on that before the eBay gold-diggers beat you to the punch.

This is, for Benjamin & I, sort of like Christmas in Spring. Here are a few of the other items that will be hot off the pressing plant: ELVIS COSTELLO – Live at Hollywood High 7″,  the John Lennon singles box set, VELVET UNDERGROUND – Live 1969 LP, SONIC YOUTH reissues, a split 7″ for THE CRIBS/THE THERMALS, and a 10″ single from SPRINGSTEEN! Get out and support independent record stores before they are all gone.

I will be in Pennsylvania for the Launch Music Conference, so I will be at record stores up there. If you think of it, get me that Grimey’s exclusive cover 7″…

It’s been a long hot Summer….

Posted: August 10th, 2009 | Author: PJ Kinzer | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

This weekend was awesome. The Death show went really well. I looked like a gangster. Benjamin looked like himself. Scandals were made and wine flowed like white water.
Last night was TERRIFIC! The models looked incredible and the tunes were off the chain. Made some new friends and (we hope) new enemies. There’s plenty of photos & videos out there on the web, should you want to see a girl from “Make Me A Supermodel” painted up all fancy-like. I even got out in time to catch Awesome Color play some sweet neo-psych at The End.

And don’t forget about this…
sundayshakesaug2009As Summer starts to wind down, we have one last night of hot, sweaty dancing to do.

Also, if you saw our last post about the Gay Ice Cream Truckers of NYC, you may have noticed a similarity to a certain Eisner Award-winning Nashvillian…

Party Animal(s)

Posted: August 8th, 2009 | Author: PJ Kinzer | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

We have TWO hot jams for you this weekend. August 8th we will be spinning the hits at Bad Apple (427 Chestnut Ave.
Nashville, TN) artpostersaug09THE BIG ONE after party starts @ 9PM. Wine will flow. And gangster attire required. The 9th we will be at Blackbird (2306 12th Ave S, Nashville TN) for BODY OF ART, a live model installation exhibit. All procesed from BODY OF ART will go to Nashville Cares. Come out and have some fun.
In other news, we have found (thanks to MArvel Comics’ blogger Agent M) the creepiest LP cover ever. dummylp
And if you’re in The Big Apple, check out – It’s like East Nashville’s taco truck, but colder and gayer.biggayicecream

Blackbird Tattoo & Gallery Grand Opening!!

Posted: May 22nd, 2009 | Author: PJ Kinzer | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Benjamin, Noah & I are spinning records all day & all night. Hot hits. Hot ladies. Hot weather?

The grand opening celebration, taking place Sunday, May 24, 2009 will consist of two art openings, an open house of the new facility, food and music from 6-9pm. The Main Gallery will host a one night only a show, Entitled “Heads on Boxes,” and will feature the artwork of Nashville’s most progressive hair and makeup stylists, displayed on live models in the gallery. Participating stylists include Kim Brown at The Pink Mullet, Kristy Lynne Rhodes at ELAN, Leah Archer at Gloss, Sarah ‘Chanel’ Sherman a freelance artist, Charity Daw at MAC, Calli Devaney at the Chop Shop, Rosie Shulick at Suite One, Alicia at MAC, and Jenny a freelance artist. The Basement Series will house a graffiti, mixed media installation Entitled [1d3enisis] by local artist Zachariah “g” Fincher. Music on the front porch will continue after the art openings until 11pm.