Tag: Mike Stand

May 24, 2022

The Altar Billies - Gone? (New Song + Album Out Now)

One of the best if not, THE best, Rockabilly bands – The Altar Billies, featuring legendary front man, guitarist, and all around “seasoned” songwriter, Mike Stand, is back and with a new album titled “All In”. This is a new song off that album, and it is titled “Gone?”. The song has lyrics that ring especially true and delivered in a poetic fashion with a subtle and somber sound featuring twangy guitar, deep upright bass, and killer drum section.… Continued →

January 17, 2022

The Altar Billies - High Iron In The Hills (A Tribute to C&O 1309 Steam Locomotive)

THE great Southern California rockabilly trio – The Altar Billies, just released a new song back in December titled “High Iron in The Hills” which is a fitting tribute to Steam Locomotives, the C&O 1309 Steam Locomotive to be exact. You can watch the video and listen to the song below. Make sure to read the full description on YouTube for information on this glorious Train and it’s full restoration. Way to go guys!… Continued →

December 31, 2021

Song of the Day: Mike Stand - Footsteps of Love

I don’t know why it took me so long, but recently a very simple thought has helped me out immensely in my spirituality and my walk with Christ. It’s simply this: choose love. That’s it. When I am tempted to sin, choose love instead. When I want to be selfish, choose love. When I want to do something that would only please or elevate myself and not others, choose love. Mike Stand was singing about it decades ago.… Continued →

June 21, 2021

Song of the Day: Clash Of Symbols - Portrait Of A King

Mike Stand has been mighty busy over the years with the ground breaking “punk” The Altar Boys, rockabilly Altar Billies, modern rock The Stand & Clash Of Symbols. I remember 7Ball magazine having this article featuring indie bands that included them, Raspberry Jam & the little known Sixpence None The Richer. I have always liked this SOTD best by them & I totally had it on cassette tape back in the day. Lol! Also, check out Give, Free, Absurd, Save Me & I Don’t Hear The Question.… Continued →

July 26, 2019

Song of the Day: Altar Boys - You Are Loved

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: this is one of the greatest songs our scene has ever produced! It gets straight to the heart of what it’s all about: “Hey I’m talkin’ to you/Yeah, I’m trying to get through/God cares about you more than think . . . You are loved! You are loved!” It was the first song I ever heard from the Altar Boys, in the late 80s. Ironically, it was on a metal compilation where I first heard them.… Continued →

May 18, 2017

Michael W Stand (Altar Boys) to Release 3 Song Acoustic Ep on Thumper Punk Records

As part of their “3 Song Acoustic Series”, Michael W Stand (Ex-Altar Boys/The Clash of Symbols/The Altar Billies) will release a very special 3 song acoustic set of songs through Thumper Punk Records. The release will be available on a very limited 7″ vinyl and digitally. The next two releases in the 3 song acoustic series will be by Mike Liberty (of the band True Liberty), and Lupe Gtrz (of The Lonely Revolts/Kings Kids). Pre-Order Michael W Stand “3 Song Acoustic Recording” on Vinyl here.… Continued →

November 18, 2016

November 8, 2016

October 20, 2016

Campaign Alert: Altar Boys / Broken Reunion 2005 DVD Release

Mike Stand and Steve Pannier of Altar Boys did a little facebook talk that included question/answer time and some classic songs done acoustic. This is all for the Kickstarter campaign to fund the DVD release of the 2005 Broken Reunion Show. It has been 30 years since the release of the band’s defining album “Gut Level Music” and next year will be the 30th for “Against the Grain”. Speaking of legacies, this band definitely has a bright one.… Continued →

January 21, 2015

December 10, 2013

November 8, 2013

November 7, 2013

Fast FWD - What They're Up 2 Now: The Altar Boys

Welcome to another new installment of our new feature, “Fast FWD: What They’re Up 2 Now”. Today’s edition will focus in on legendary Christian punk pioneer and vocalist/guitarist for The Altar Boys, Clash of Symbols, and currently: The Altar Billies.

April 15, 2013