Bad Diet Records Welcomes Greg Ashley to Our Roster!


Never in a million shots of J&B did the Bad Diet team expect to be in business with the Greg Ashley. This guy, whether solo, with his band The Gris Gris, or with King Khan, is one of our all-time fav rockers. If we had a little brother or sister we’d sacrifice them for the honor. And yet, ye gods simply rubbed our shoulders, gave us a handie and said: Let it be.

This Halloween, Bad Diet releases Living Underground, a befitting title for a 7-inch. It contains two archival cuts, one from The Gris Gris and another by Ashley’s Oakland supergroup Sir Lord Von Raven.

You can order it now from our web shrine, or find it at rock retailers worldwide.  Thank you for supporting our operation.

“Greg Ashley is a true psychedelic visionary, maybe the greatest of his generation”- Adam Shore, VICE Records

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Howl at Your Boy: Free Weed and White Fang – 2016 Tour Dates


In Bad Diet’s gallery of freaks, Free Weed is wolf boy. But remarkably, his belly is immune to silver bullets, in fact he guzzles  ’em for breakfast. And now his pasty full moon can be seen coast to coast on tour fronting notorious lost boys White Fang. They are running with No Parents and The Birth Defects. 🎃


10/5/2016 – Santa Cruz, CA at Catalyst Atrium

10/6/2016 – San Francisco, CA at Bottom Of The Hill

10/7/2016 –  Truckee, CA at Pastime Club

10/8/2016 – Portland, OR at Doug Fir

10/9/2016 – Vancouver, Canada at The Cobalt

10/10/2016 – Seattle, WA at Vera Project

10/12/2016 – Salt Lake City, UT at Kilby Court

10/13/2016 – Denver, CO at Marquis

10/14/2016 – Kansas City, MO at Record Bar

10/15/2016 – St Paul, MN at Turf Club

10/16/2016 – Chicago, IL at Empty Bottle

10/17/2016 – Detroit, MI at Majestic Cafe

10/18/2016 – Columbus, OH at The Basement

10/19/2016 – Pittsburgh, PA at Club Cafe

10/20/2016 – Buffalo, NY at Mohawk Place

10/21/2016 – Toronto, Canada at Silver Dollar

10/22/2016 – Montreal, QC Canada at Brasserie Beaubien

10/25/2016 – Allston, MA at Great Scott

10/26/2016- Philadelphia, PA at Boot & Saddle

10/27/2016 – Washington, DC at DC9

10/28/2016 – Richmond, VA at Strange Matter

10/30/2016 – Brooklyn, NY at Baby’s All Right

10/31/2016 – Brooklyn, NY at Baby’s All Right

11/03/16 – Austin, TX at Festival Nights

11/04/2016 – Houston, TX at Whit Oak Music Hall

11/05/2016 – Dallas, TX at Dada

11/06/2016 – El Paso, TX at Lowbrow Palace

11/07/2016 – Phoenix, AZ at Valley Bar

11/10/2016 – Santa Ana, CA at Constellation Room

11/11/2016 – Los Angeles, CA at The Echo

11/12/2016 – San Diego, at Bar Pink

In other news, Bad Diet HQ now has a virtual reality rec room, courtesy HTC Vive, that rivals Bob Iger’s at Disney. We kicked shit off on a yacht full of square groupers. You could say, we’re feelin’ (Palmer) lucky, punk.


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The Brainstems Release Limited Edition Tape for Cassette Store Day

The Brainstems Cassette Store Day


St. Louis’s wanderers are back with nine standouts of intensity from their recent tour. Recorded live, this tape shows The Brainstems melding future hits with re-imagined takes from the likes of Television, The Flamin’ Groovies, The Nerves and more. This is a limited run for Cassette Store Day.  Hot smoke and sassafras, what are you waiting for?

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Can’t make it out for CSD? We have a small number available in our webstore!

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Free Weed’s “High with Me” is Heard in Latest ‘High Maintenance’ Trailer

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“High with Me” by Free Weed is heard in the latest trailer for the upcoming HBO series High Maintenance. Free Weed’s music was also used in the series’ recent teaser trailer that we previously posted.

Both tracks are off the album Introducing on Bad Diet.

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From Kung Fu Necktie to The Nightlight: Brainstems Summer 2016 Tour Dates

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July 14 – Human Head Records – Brooklyn

July 15 – Shea Stadium – Brooklyn 

July 17 – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia

July 18 – The Crown – Baltimore

July 19 – Under a Bridge – Richmond

July 20 – The Nightlight – Chapel Hill 

July 21 – The Odditorium – Asheville

July 22 – Murmur Gallery – Atlanta

July 23 – TBA – Hattiesburg

July 25 – Saturn Bar – NOLA

July 26 – White Water Tavern – Little Rock

July 29 – Schlafly Tap Room – St. Louis .

And Free Weed has served up two free tracks, including a wonderfully breezy summer instrumental titled “Feelin’ That.” Stream ’em at GnarDigital and grip a new tee from his Brazil vacay.

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Free Weed is Heard in Trailer for HBO Series ‘High Maintenance’

What a time to be alive. Bad Diet has been a fan of the web series High Maintenance for a long while. (The infamous “crystal cult” episode still bugs us out.) Today we’re over the moon pie to announce that our hot boy, Free Weed, serenades the trailer to High Maintenance which elevates to an HBO original series this September.


We’ll curb our enthusiasm; yet it’s kismet that the trailer’s selected track, also called “Free Weed,” is the first track off Free Weed’s Introducing LP, our label’s very first release.


Congrats Rikky (Free Weed). Prittty good. Looks like all those Kenny Powers look-a-like contests paid off. Purchase Free Weed’s Introducing from our webstore on vinyl and digi. You can also stream/buy on all digital services.

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