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This Saturday: VDSQ Showcase with Anthony Pasquarosa in Brooklyn

This Saturday, Anthony Pasquarosa of Gluebag will be performing a solo set as part of the VDSQ Showcase at Issue Project Room in Brooklyn, NY.

An evening of acoustic guitar performances showcases artists of the Vin Du Select Qualitite, or VDSQ label, an acoustic guitar LP series curated by Steve Lowenthal of Swingset Magazine and Plastic Records. Bill Orcutt, Glenn Jones, Mark McGuire, Matthew Mullane and Anthony Pasquarosa perform solo, each celebrating new and forthcoming releases.

Saturday, June 7th at 8 PM
Issue Project Room
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn, New York 11201

$15 General / $12 Members / $0 All-Access Members.
Students get member price at the door. 


Anthony Pasquarosa - Solo Acoustic LP Out Now on VDSQ

Our dear friend, Anthony Pasquarosa (of Gluebag) has an LP of solo acoustic material out now from the Vin Du Select Qualitite label.
Hear the incredible track Nice Enough For Spectres" below:

Pick up a copy of the record HERE.


Great Show in Boston this Sunday. First No Sir, I Won’t gig since January.Sunday, April 6th, 2014
Priests (DC) http://priests.bandcamp.com/Good Throb (UK)http://goodthrob.bandcamp.com/No Sir, I Won’thttp://nosiriwont.bandcamp.com/Leather Daddyhttp://leather-daddy.bandcamp.com/Bad Ideahttp://badideaboston.bandcamp.com/
Spaced Mountain | JP, MA$5 - 7 | 7pm
Facebook RSVP: here.

Great Show in Boston this Sunday. First No Sir, I Won’t gig since January.

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

Priests (DC) 

Good Throb (UK)

No Sir, I Won’t

Leather Daddy

Bad Idea

Spaced Mountain | JP, MA
$5 - 7 | 7pm

Facebook RSVP: here.


(Source: bostonshows, via bostonshows)

Tonight’s The Night: Gluebag Record Release Weekend Begins Tonight in Western Mass.

Tonight is the first night of record release celebrations for Gluebag’s Confused LP. Festivities will be taking place at The Barn, in Haydenville, MA. I have no doubt that this will be the New England event of the season. See below for details:

Friday, March 21st, 2014

6 PM @ The Barn
Haydenville, MA
Ask a punk in the woods for details.

New Yorkers: Be sure to come out to Lulu’s in Brooklyn tomorrow night for Confused Release Gig #2.

If you have any questions, please get in touch at frameworklabel@gmail.com 


Gluebag - Confused LP Out Now!

The time is now! The Gluebag - Confused LP is now available for order from the Framework webstore!

Along with Confused, and our other releases, the following goods are also available in the Framework webstore right now:
- World Domination - Solar System Domination LP
- Defects Mirror Zine Vol. 3
- Gluebag t-shirt

Confused is also available digitally from our Bandcamp page HERE.

This release has truly been a labor of love, and I could not be happier for it to finally be available to the world.

Thank you, and enjoy!

If you have any questions, please get in touch at frameworklabel@gmail.com


Gluebag Record Release Shows in Western Mass and Brooklyn

Photo by Chelsea Watt

In celebration of the release of Confused on March 18th, Gluebag will be playing the following shows in Western Massachusetts and Brooklyn, NY as part of a weekend of record release gigs:

Friday, March 21st, 2014

6 PM @ The Barn
Haydenville, MA
Ask a punk in the woods for details.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

8pm @ Lulu’s
113 Franklin St
Brooklyn, NY
21+ (sorry)

(Live photo by Chelsea Watt)


Gluebag - ‘Confused’ LP coming March 18th

I am beyond excited to announce that next month will see the release of ‘Confused' by Gluebag as the latest offering from Framework.

Hailing from the deep and storied woods of Western Massachusetts, Gluebag deliver an exceptional collection of luring, blown out sounds with their ‘Confused' LP. Featuring members of SQRM, World Domination, and Crystalline Roses, this 3 piece blends the songwriting of late-60s rock with the urgency of American hardcore punk to create a sound that is far from commonplace in the current underground scene. Originally recorded in 2008 and distributed on a small number of cassette tapes by the band, we're thrilled to celebrate Gluebag's recent return from dormancy with the release of 'Confused' in it's original intended form on vinyl. Fans of Neil Young, Dead Moon, and true punk will rejoice at the existence of Gluebag, and at the absorbing songs found within ‘Confused’.

Confused by Gluebag will be released on March 18th on black vinyl LP with download card via Framework.

Hear the track “I Am Not Right” from Confused below:

The band is planning a weekend of record release shows in Western Massachusetts and NYC to celebrate the release. Details to follow.

Distros/Stores/Questions/Concerns: frameworklabel@gmail.com


Fits, a multi-media art show by Fred Thomas, opens this Sunday in Ann Arbor

This Sunday, January 12th, will see the opening party of Fits, a multi-media sound & vision installation presented by Fred Thomas’ Life Like Tapes. The show, and opening party will be hosted at Today Clothing in Ann Arbor, MI. This is a completely free, all ages event, all are welcome. Apart from the art and meeting-of-minds vibes, Rebel Kind will play a set in a stripped down formation.

Fits" looks into combinations of images, sounds, contexts and ideas that are by turns jarring, annoying, unexpected, mundane, nice, obvious, etc. How different elements fit together and how quickly the entire picture changes with a subtle shift of combinations. For this project, Fred Thomas made 9 silkscreened prints for the visual component and called on 18 different musicians, poets, performers and all other breed of freaks to contribute audio components. These combinations are presented in the form of 9 cassette tapes split between artists that fit together strangely or sublimely. Both prints and tapes will be available for sale in editions of 30. The entire audio series will also be streaming for free online after the show opens. Contributors to the show include:
Fred Thomas
Windy & Carl
John Olson
Leia Murray
Dean Allen Spunt
Lucky Dragons
Laughing Gas
Justin Walter
Saturday Looks Good To Me
Milky Villagers
Mild $auce
Sylvan Lanes
Tim Kinsella with Tim Kasher

For more information, check out the Facebook event page HERE.


City Center Vol. 1 streaming on Life Like SoundCloud


Fred Thomas has posted a collection of City Center tracks from 7”s, cassette releases, compilations, etc on the SoundCloud page of his Life Like label. Some great old tunes from a great band. Check out City Center - ‘Volume One’ below:


Upcoming gig: 1/3/14 - No Sir, I Won’t & more in Cambridge, MA


Friday, January 3, 2014

No Sir, I Won’t
Ancient Filth
Future Binds (On tour from NC)
Funeral Cone
Nervous Condition


@ The Democracy Center
45 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA


New England Underground Music Festival This Weekend!


No Sir, I Won’t will be performing at The Democracy Center in Cambridge, MA this Saturday as part of the New England Underground Music Festival. The fest features a great mix of what the New England scene has to offer and should be a great time!

http://www.bostonhassle.com/ for more info


This Saturday in Allston: NO SIR, I WON’T w/ Night Birds, Red Dons and more

This Saturday, No Sir, I Won’t will be playing along side Night Birds, Red Dons, and others at O’Briens in Allston, MA. Here’s all the details:

Saturday, July 27, 2013
at O’Briens Pub // Allston, MA // $8.00 // 21+ // 8:00 PM DOORS 

This is a stacked show. If you’re in the Boston area, don’t be a sucker. Don’t miss it.


Framework is now on Bandcamp!

In case you missed it, there’s now a Framework Bandcamp page! No Sir, I Won’t - The Door, Fred Thomas - Night Times, and Brain Killer - 3rd EP are all up and streaming now. The future is so exciting! Check it out HERE.


OUT NOW: No Sir, I Won’t - The Door 12” EP

Today is June 25th, 2013 and I am happy to announce that The Door by No Sir, I Won’t is ready for release upon the world! 

The record is now available for purchase direct from the Framework webstore. Each copy is pressed on beautiful yellow vinyl, and comes housed in gorgeous full color printed inner sleeve and jacket. 

Today also marks the launch of the Framework Bandcamp page. Here you can stream & download our releases in full, including the The Door

For those looking to pick up a copy elsewhere, The Door will be available through the following stores and distros over the coming days…

USA: Arrow’s Aim , Feral Ward, Sorry State, Velted Regnub, Grave Mistake, Solar Funeral, Dead Tank, Ebullition, CTD Ltd, Root of Evil, Black Dots, Bad Hair Life, Dead Broke, Heaven Street & more!

Europe: Inflammable Material, and Bis Aufs Messer.

If you have any questions, please get in touch at frameworklabel@gmail.com


No Sir, I Won’t - The Door EP & Tour

I’m extremely happy to announce that the next Framework release
will be the new No Sir, I Won’t 12” EP, The Door.
Boston’s No Sir, I Won’t return with a new EP of unique and complex hardcore punk. Drawing inspiration from all corners of the punk spectrum, No Sir, I Won’t is able to create a wholly unique and refreshing sound not often heard in today’s punk scene. Comprised of 6 songs, and clocking in at over 20 minutes in length, The Door is an dynamic album that mixes the anger of Conflict with the melody of early Chumbawamba.

The Door by No Sir, I Won’t will be released on June 25th on yellow vinyl 12” with download card.

Hear the track “Harry Harlow” from The Door here:

In the meantime, the band will be hitting the road for a week of shows along the North East. Check them out on the following dates:
Monday May 20 – Willimantic, CT @ Shitty Present HQ w/ Snotrocket
Tuesday May 21 – Winooski, VT @ The Monkey House w/ Last World, & Gorcrow
Wednesday May 22 – Boston, MA @ Ramrod w/ Terveet Kadet
Thursday May 23 – Lake Ronkonkoma, NY @ Hometowne Tavern w/ Pretty Shit, No More Victims, & Brian Connelly
Friday May 24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Golden Tea House w/ Terveet Kadet, Lotus Fucker, Low Charge, & Muscle Revolution
Saturday May 25 – Cleveland, OH @ TBA
Sunday May 26 – Washington, DC @ The Chill Factory w/ Cheap Love
Monday May 27 – Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar w/ Howling Curse, & Friendbest
Tuesday May 28 – Albany, NY @ Trampoline House w/ Neutron Rats, & Bourbon Scum

*For those who can’t wait until June, a limited supply of black vinyl tour editions of The Door will be available at the above shows.

Distros/Stores/Questions/Concerns: frameworklabel@gmail.com