Hey What’s This – they say it’s your birthday

Today is the birthday of the Skafish album What’s This? 1976-1979! Eight years ago on April 1, 2008, it became the first release on my label, 829 Records. Featuring recordings from August 1976 through November 1979, this record, in part, documents the early period of Read More …

Help re-master the 1st Skafish album without spending a dime

As you may already know, I have been posting about getting the rights back to the first Skafish album and lately, talking about the re-mastering project. Someone recently asked me what they could do to help get the first Skafish album re-mastered if they couldn’t Read More …

Limited Edition What’s This? T-Shirt, Includes Free Album Download

I wanted to let you know first that we are now offering the WHAT’S THIS FREAKIN’ $%&!? T-Shirt for sale exclusively through our Bandcamp store. This limited edition item, specifically designed to promote the What’s This? 1976-1979 album, has only been used for promotional purposes Read More …

Happy 7th Birthday What’s This

I am thrilled this compilation finally was able to be born! Featuring the first underground/punk/new wave/alternative/indie recordings by a Chicago artist (dating back to 8/76), liner notes by rock legends Cheap Trick, and so much more, this is a timeless document of the multidimensional rebellion Read More …