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Cheap Appeal (Hardcore) release S/T EP on Neon Taste Records

Vancouver hardcore band, Cheap Appeal are releasing a new 7″ on Neon Taste Records. Kind of a cross between Motorhead and The Ramones at some moments, Cheap Appeal has a tight, hardcore sound that can cut like a jagged edge. Cheap Appeal, Cheap Appeal  drops October 1, 2018. You can stream the first tracks off the EP and pre-order below.


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Eat Defeat (UK) release “I Think We’ll Be OK” LP (ffo: NFG)

Great stuff here! Harmonious UK band Eat Defeat is taking pop-punk back to school with their new LP, I Think We’ll Be OK, out on Bearded Punk Records. Stream that below… and if you don’t like pop-punk, maybe just give track 2 a quick listen.


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Personality Cult’s (ffo: The Damned, Buzzcocks) S/T debut LP out on Drunken Sailor Records

UK-based label, Drunken Sailor Records just released the debut LP for power-pop/punk band Personality Cult out of NC. Give it a listen below.


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Photo Gallery
DS Photo Gallery: Apocalypse Hoboken; 88 Fingers Louie; The Bollweevils at Chop Shop Chicago

Apocalypse Hoboken headlined a three-night stand at Chicago’s Chop Shop, July 13-15, 2018. The weekend’s events were set in conjunction with the July 13, 2018 release of “Everybody’s Been Burned” on Underground Communique Records. UCR’s Bandcamp site describes the release as follows: “This is a collection of recordings not previously released on vinyl. The record and download contain 17 songs, and yes there are only 16 streaming.”

The final day of the band’s three-night run saw things changed up a bit. Their Sunday “Matinee” was more of a Sunday Family Fun Day, where the musicians had the opportunity to show their kids what their work was all about. The show was topped by several of the kids joining their parents on or near the stage for a rousing rendition of Three Dog Nights’ “Joy to the World,” led in unison by Apocalypse Hoboken’s Todd Pot, 88 Fingers Louie’s Denis Buckley; and The Bollweevils’ Daryl Wilson. Wilson, by the way, with his three young daughters by his side on the stage, the youngest dancing up a storm, appeared to be the only one of the trio of vocalists not requiring a lyric sheet. He had that down pat, perhaps having the most recent experience singing the tune over and over to his little girls?

I asked Todd Pot of Apocalypse Hoboken his thoughts on the weekend, how it came about and what the future has in store for the band. His response:

“Ok here goes….. We’d like to thank each and every person that made it out to our three-day celebration of a community that’s taken almost thirty years to build. The band is humbled beyond words. Since junior high Apocalypse Hoboken was my favorite band outta the suburbs of Chicago. I never in a million years thought I’d front my heroes band. Through the luck of seeing a flier back in 1993 that Apocalypse Hoboken was looking for a new lead singer, my life has never been the same. Fast forward to 2018. We have had a few reunion shows throughout the years but something just clicked with this most recent slew of shows. Older, wiser, and strangely enough with more to say. I think the boys in the band are on a stone cold mission. A mission that never really ended. The future looks bright and everybody is invited to the party. November third we will be returning to the Chop Shop with our comrades in Riff Sidekick Kato. The party has just begun. One by one we all are learning what it’s like to be pissed on. It could be worse. Right?”

It could be a lot worse. But it’s pretty good right now, and you can head below to check out our gallery from the Sunday show to demonstrate the fun Pot, his bandmates; and bill-mates are having these days.


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Shrug Dealer (NY Skate Punk) Release New EP for Name-Your-Price

NY Punks Shrug Dealer just released their debut EP for name-your-price on bandcamp. It’s around 12 minutes long, and has been likened to Lagwagon, Satanic Surfers, and Propagandhi.

If you’re looking for a new high-energy punk band, you can listen to their self-titled debut below.


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Music
Flanders 72 stream new 7″ “Glad to See You Surf”

Brazilian pop punks Flanders72 are now streaming their new vinyl, “Glad To See You Surf.” The vinyl features the likes of Flanders 72, Jagger Holly, and Die Schnickers.

This vinyl follows up the release of their 2016 album, “Atomic.”

Check out the new track below.


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The Blankz stream new track “(I Just Want To) Slam”

The Blankz are now streaming their brand spankin’ new track “(I Just Want To) Slam” off of Slope Records. The track hit the streets today so make sure to give it a listen below!

These guys have previously released their debut 7″ “White Baby” earlier this summer.

Check it out below!


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Show Review
Show Review: Remember the PiÑata Protest (with The Lash Outs, How’s My Driving?, and The Vatican Press)

Photos courtesy of Benjamin Oliver Hicks En La Calle Photographer.

It was Saturday night and I hadn’t made any plans. My wife, Maeghen, was off watching Adam Lazzara swing his microphone and I’d decided to pass, but my mom had already told me she’d watch the baby for a while, and I’d seen that a few of my buds were going to the Piñata Protest event on Facebook. I’d seen Piñata once before with Brujeria and The Casualties, and remembered their set being a lot of fun. They are like the Mexican Flogging Molly, and that night was a blast, so I decided to message my friend Cody and planned to meet up with him and Zooki at Lola’s Trailor Park in Fort Worth for the show. Read that story below.


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The Run Up stream new single (music video) “The Upside of Being Down”, announce new LP

Bristol, UK punks The Run Up are now streaming a new track, “The Upside of Being Down” which comes off of their upcoming LP, “Good Friends, Bad Luck.”

“Good Friends, Bad Luck” is expected to hit the streets on September 28th of this year with a special edition vinyl to celebrate the release. The new LP will be released on Real Ghost Records and Uncle M.

Check out the video below!


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Alkaline Trio release new lyric video for “Is This Thing Cursed?”, kick off tour

Pop punk veterans Alkaline Trio have just released a video for the title track of their upcoming full length “Is This Thing Cursed?”

The highly anticipated album is the first recorded material the three piece have released in five years.

Alkaline Trio also kicked off their tour in support of the new album a few days ago, so make sure to check the dates and the new video out below!


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Dad Brains announce new EP for release on 7″ vinyl

Hilarity will ensue with these guys on September 14th!

Dad Brains, a hardcore outfit made by Dads for Dads, have just announced that they’ll be releasing their debut EP on September 14th on a 7″ vinyl on Pirates Press Records.

The EP was produced by Roger Camera of No Motiv, Silver Snakes, The Velvet Teen, and The Warriors.

 


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Molly and the Krells stream new single “Rejected”

Sydney punks and natives Molly and the Krells are now streaming their new single “Rejected.” The single follows up their last release of their debut EP, “Relationshit.”

Check out the new track below!


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