What is Monster Punk? Well, I started doing a radio show at KDVS 90.3FM in Davis, California the beginning of 2001. It was a punk show called "Monster Punk". I played all sorts of punk rock. I've been active with the radio station ever since and I still occasionally sub a show. I'll keep you posted when that happens (you can listen in over the Net!) so don't forget to check out the Monster Punk News.
That same year I decided to eventually do my own distro where I could offer punk bands not always represented well enough and basically bands I really liked. I started getting things together and then my computer crashed and I lost everything! This put things on the back burner for several years. This whole thing has been a long time in the making but I'm happy with how it is turning out. I wanted something that really worked with punkers. I didn't just want a store or label or anything like that. I wanted a community. I wanted something that actually means something and here it is. Finally! I'm so happy I could go mosh in the streets. To me, a lot of places miss out on the human element. It is there but it is buried underneath a bunch of flashy crap that doesn't mean much to me. Real human (even digitally) contact is what drives me. The punk music on here moves me. I want to share it with you. You can easily become a part of Monster Punk. I want to hear from you. Make stuff happen. That's what punk is about in my book. ANYONE can make a band! That is the embodiment of punk. ANYONE can do ANYTHING! Don't let the mainstream try to bog you down with "I CAN'T BECAUSE...". It is load of crap. Create your own culture. Create your own everything. But join in with the community of punks. Together we can make our own world.
Who is Riot? What's up with him anyway? I'm a punk with many ideas and creative leanings. When I started to do my first zine I came up with an alias, "The Sure Shot", but later decided I did not like it. I had to come up with a new alias and I came up with RiotMG. The story behind this is: During one of my creative thought processes I wanted to come up with my own line of gear called "Riot Mosh Gear" which you could wear in a mosh pit or during a riot while clashing with police. I had no way of making this stuff but I did think of different items. Later, when I was thinking of my alias, I decided on "RiotMoshGuy" which is where RiotMG comes from. More recently I've decided to revamp my name and use "RiotAgainstAllAuthority" or RiotAAA. I will use RiotMG and RiotAAA interchangeably.
I have to give a big thanks to Broken Society. They let me do artwork for them, helped get me back into Punk Rock in a big way, told me I should try to be a DJ at KDVS, are the nicest bunch of guys you'll ever meet, and have become great friends. If it wasn't for them you might not be reading about the Monster Punk DIY Distro.
I'm sure I'll think of more things to add to this page. If you have any questions contact me and I might add the info here.
Your fellow punk rocker,