In light of Thursday never playing a farewell tour of the UK, Geoff Rickly has announced he will be playing a bunch of the band’s songs on the Warped Tour-sponsored Acoustic Basement Tour.

Details on when and where the tour, which will also feature Koji, Rob Lynch, and Brian Marquis, will be stopping can be found below.

Prior to breaking up, Thursday released their last album No Devolucion in 2011 through Epitaph Records.Geoff’s latest project Strangelight put out an EP entitled 9 Days on October 1st, 2013 via Sacrament Music.

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Former Against Me! drummer Warren Oakes left the band to start a vegan mexican restaurant.


Screeching Weasel announce shows in Utah & Nevada

Posted by Screeching Bottlerocket on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 1:40 PM (PST)

Screeching Weasel have just added two more shows to their spring tour routing. The first show will be taking place in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the second one will see the band making their first stop in Reno, Nevada, in over a decade!

Details on all of the band’s upcoming tour dates can be found below.

Screeching Weasel last released an EP entitled Carnival Of Schadenfreude in 2011 through Recess Records. They are rumored to be working on new music but haven’t announced plans for a new release.

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New York hardcore punks Backtrack have announced a bunch of US tour dates they’ll be playing this summer with Expire, Downpresser, Suburban Scum, Iron Mind, and a bunch of other bands.

Details on exactly when and where they will be stopping can be found below.

Backtrack’s latest album “Lost In Life” was released on January 14th through Bridge Nine Records. You can stream the album in its entirety right here.

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The folks at Fat Wreck Chords have just launched pre-orders for a bunch of their upcoming releases from Masked Intruder, Less Than Jake, Uke-Hunt, and Sundowner.

Head over to the label’s website to pick up a copy of whatever release(s) you wanna get before all that sweet, sweet colored vinyl’s gone!

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Epitaph Records has long been home to some of punk’s most venerable bands. Bad Religion, Pennywise, NOFX, Hot Water Music, Rancid and The Offspring are just a few to have called the label home over the years. Even if you’ve been less than enthusiastic about the label’s decidedly non-punk signings of recent years there are many of you old loyalists out there who think you know every release Epitaph has put out prior to 2001.  Well, you’re wrong.

We’ve put together a list of some of the more interesting Epitaph back-catalog releases that for whatever reason never moved into the punk zeitgeist.  Make some new discoveries below.

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Kye Smith posts 5 minute drum chronology of Strung Out

Posted by vivalalexy on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 11:39 AM (PST)

Kye Smith of Local Resident Failure / Hack The Mainframe has posted another one of his famous five minute drum chronologies, this time playing to tunes from Strung Out. Watch him do his thing below.

His other works include a complete drum chronology of NOFX and of Rise Against. He covers the bands’ complete repertoires in just 5 minutes each! Check out the videos here.

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This year is Riot Fest’s ten year anniversary and they have announced the dates for Toronto and Denver in addition to Chicago. The festival will be coming to Toronto September 6-7th, Chicago September 12-14th, and Denver September 19-21st. We will keep you updated on lineup and ticket announcements as they happen.

For those of you planning on attending the Toronto leg of the festival, the people at Riot Fest have a special offer. They will give free entry to whoever brings infamous Mayor Rob Ford to Riot Fest. Good luck!

Andrew Jackson Jihad have released a stream of a new track titled “Linda Ronstadt.” The track will be featured on their upcoming album “Christmas Island” which is set to be released on May 6th through SideOneDummy Records.

You can listen to the song below and pre-order the album here.

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Milwaukee hardcore act Enabler is streaming a new song titled “New Life,” and you can give it a listen here.

The track is off their upcoming album “La Fin Absolue Du Monde” which will be released May 27th via The Compund/Creator Destructor Records.

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Motion City Soundtrack have announced that they will be releasing their own documentary on May 13th for digital download and on limited edition DVD. You can check out the trailer for “I Am The Movie: The Movie” below.

The band is also currently working on their sixth studio album, which will be their first full-length since “Go” was released on June 12th, 2012 through Epitaph Records.

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Fall Out Boy post “Save Rock & Roll” one year anniversary video

Posted by ChrisDude on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 9:37 PM (PST)

A year ago today, Fall Out Boy released their last album Save Rock & Roll. To commemorate this anniversary, they released a video looking back at its impact. You can watch it below.

Last October, Fall Out Boy released the EP Pax Am Days, which was actually included on the limited edition reissue of Save Rock & Roll.

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Koji announces South Africa tour dates

Posted by jaystone on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 6:28 PM (PST)

Harrisburg, PA, solo artist extraordinaire Koji has announced a string of tour dates that’ll take him to South Africa for the time.

In announcing the dates, Koji tweeted:“I think the good in people is never lost. And it’s never gone from music. Music is an art form that celebrates potential. If you’re looking for it, you’re going to find it.” Check out Koji’s itinerary below.

Koji last released the EP “Matters” in November 2013.

 
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