Wyoming pop-punk veterans The Lillingtons have announced a surprise show they will be playing tomorrow, October 26th at The Underground Lounge in Chicago, Illinois.

Tickets are only 15 bucks, and other acts on the bill include Dan Vapid (who will be playing a set of songs by The Riverdales), the recently reunited Enemy You, The Parasites, Flamingo Nosebleed, Grim Deeds, and Bunkshibah. That’s a pretty sweet deal if you ask me!

The Lillingtons recently appeared on the Red Scare Industries 10th anniversary compilation with a brand new song titled “Pyramids.” Their last full-length album was 2006′s The Too Late Show.

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The Offspring's "Ignition" and Rancid's "...And Out Come the Wolves" were certified gold by the RIAA on January 22, 1996, the latter would be certified platinum some years later. Both albums were released on Epitaph Records.

The Gentlemen Thieves announce Canadian tour dates

Posted by Lauren Mills on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 6:37 PM (PST)

Ontario pop-punk act The Gentlemen Thieves have announced Canadian tour dates.

You can check out the dates and locations below.

The band released their latest album “Uncertainties” on April 25, 2014.

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River Jumpers to begin recording new music

Posted by Lauren Mills on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 6:25 PM (PST)

U.K. punk act River Jumpers have announced via Facebook that they will begun recording new songs tomorrow.

River Jumpers released their last album “Chapters” in 2013. Following that, they released a split with A Time to Stand, and The Walking Targets in July of 2014.

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Austrian pop-punk act 7 Years Bad Luck are streaming a new song entitled “I’m Not Gonna Sleep Tonight” off their upcoming album Bridges.

You can give it a listen below.

Bridges is set to be released on November 1st through Disconnect Disconnect Records.

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Interview: PUP talk about origins, Mexican food and more

Posted by Lauren Mills on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 8:31 PM (PST)

Toronto punks PUP were interviewed on Rocket From Russia. During the interview they discussed the band’s origins, Mexican food and more.

You can check it out here.

PUP released their self-titled debut back in April on SideOneDummy Records

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According to a recent post on their Facebook page, The Flatliners have been forced to drop off their east coast tour with Single Mothers and Solids, as they have been denied entrance to the United States. You can read the band’s statement on the ordeal below.

The Flatliners’ latest full-length album Dead Language was released in September of 2013 through Fat Wreck Chords. Frontman Chris Cresswell has since released a solo record through Lagwagon frontman Joey Cape’s One Week Records.

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Album Review: The Mahones – “The Hunger & The Fight (Part 1)”

Posted by nickgoldma on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 3:54 PM (PST)

The Mahones are back again with a brand new album titled The Hunger & The Fight (Part 1) as their eleventh release. Packed with their traditional Irish-Celtic influences and their brand of punk rock, their new album once again tells a story of where they have been as a band and their lives as a whole. The album starts with a very slow and traditional tune titled “Brian Boru’s March” which has been performed and rewritten by a slew of other Irish musicians. This is followed by the title track (featuring Tara Stone) which starts slow and picks up mid-song. Clearly, the title of the album has personal meaning to them as they mention “You got to keep your dreams alive”. Could one say it is cliché? Possibly, but at the same time it comes from the heart and I can’t blame them for it. It also makes for an interesting ballad-y type tune as well.

The third jingle, “Paddy On The Railway” (featuring T. Duggins of Chicago’s Irish folk punk act, The Tossers) gives a bit of a history lesson. With this song being one of the more upbeat ones toward the beginning of the album, featuring T. Duggins really added some serious substance. The vocal trade offs between he and Finny really brings the listener in. Once again, this album has no shortage of vocal and musical guests with the next runner up being Simon Townshend (younger brother of Pete Townshend of The Who). He is featured a mellowed out and folk track entitled, “Stars”.

The musically catchy tracks come again with “Prisoner 1082″ which talks about a being a “political prisoner of war” as quoted in the chorus. The rhythm section really shines through here as a whole. What can I say though, I am sucker for a good rhythm section! On the other hand, a track I am really partial to would be “A Pint of Plain (A Drop of Pure)”. It may be a standard Irish drinking song but its a tune that would make the crowd dance around at a Mahones show.

The band really shined on this album with getting touch with the folkier side of their influences. It’s something I feel they do on every album in a sense but with this new release, it comes out more often. These influences come out in the catchy yet somewhat emotional “Someone Saved Me” as well as the well known traditional Irish song, “The Auld Triangle”. The latter end of the album includes, “Blood On the Streets of Dublin” which is sung like a story and is followed by “St. Patricks Day Irish Punk Song” which is a six minute Irish punk song at that. Plain and simple. The last two tracks, “I Can Only Give You Everything” and “Last One To Die”, are extremely catchy and upbeat and really show the musical diversity the Mahones have been known for over the years.

Overall, The Hunger & The Fight is certainly a step up from the band’s previous work. The Mahones have expanded musically within their genre and way of producing music without losing their signature Irish punk rock and roll sound. If you’re looking for a record that you can play throughout the month of March in a St. Patrick’s Day mix with the likes of Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, the Pogues, and more, I suggest picking up this album. If you’re a die hard Irish punk rock fan: Pick it up, already!

4 / 5 Stars – Head over here to pick the record up.

War Called Home streams new EP, “Defenders”

Posted by GinaVenz on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 1:53 PM (PST)

Las Vegas punks War Called Home are streaming their new EP, Defenders, in advance of its release tomorrow.  You can check it out here.

War Called Home will release the EP tomorrow at a show with Anchors and TheCore.

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No Sir I Won’t (Boston anarcho-punk) release new 12″

Posted by GinaVenz on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 1:36 PM (PST)

Boston’s No Sir I Won’t has released their 4th record, called Shit (pardon our French) on Drunken Sailor Records.  Shit packs a big punch with just 8 tracks, and you can stream it below.

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Sick of it All announces U.S. tour with Negative Approach

Posted by Lauren Mills on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 1:28 PM (PST)

New York Hardcore legends Sick of It All have announced U.S. tour dates with Negative Approach.

You can check out the dates and locations below.

The Last Act of Defiance was released on September 30th, 2014 via Century Media Records. It is the follow up to the Sick of It All’s 2010 album, Based On A True Story, also on Century Media Records. Negative Approach last released their “Friends of No One” EP in 2010.

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Fellow Project releases new track from upcoming EP, “Basic Axemanship”

Posted by GinaVenz on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 1:15 PM (PST)

Long Island punks Fellow Project have a new EP called Basic Axemanship due out this winter, and you can hear a new track called “Hatchets” here.

The album will be released on Dead Broke Rekerds, and will also be available when the band plays at Fest.  Fellow Project released Stable Life back in 2011.

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Man Overboard streams new acoustic EP, “Passing Ends”

Posted by GinaVenz on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 12:54 PM (PST)

Pop-punks Man Overboard are streaming their new acoustic EP, Passing Ends, and you can check it out here.

The EP officially drops on October 28th via the band’s own Lost Tape Collective.  In the not-so-distant future of 2015, Man Overboard will be heading out on tour, and they recently announced plans to record a full-length album.

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