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Tragical History Tour premiere video for “Three Two,” taking pre-orders for new LP

Tragical History Tour/Derrick Johnston has premiered a video for “Three Two,” a track off his upcoming album, “Aphorisms.”

You can pre-order the LP from Make That a Take Records and check out the video below!



The Lab Rats (UK Folk Punk) stream new song “Stop This War”

UK Folk Punk act The Lab Rats are streaming a new song from their upcoming album Utopia.

You can listen to “Stop This War” below.

Utopia is set to be released tomorrow, February 28th, via No Time Records.



Frank Turner streams the title track from upcoming album “Be More Kind”

Frank Turner is streaming the title track from his upcoming album “Be More Kind”. The full length is out May 4th via Xtra Mile RecordingsPre-orders are up now. 

The song follows recent single, “1933“. You can have a listen to it below.



Jake And The Jellyfish release new album “Long In Winters”

Leeds, UK folk-punk band Jake & The Jellyfish have released their third album, “Long In Winters”. The nine song record is the follow up to 2015’s “Dead Weight” and has been pressed on green vinyl, with orders up now.

You can listen to the album below.



Sincere Engineer perform “Candle Wax” on Live From the Rock Room

The always great Sincere Engineer paid a visit to The Rock Room, and we are all better for it. Sincere Engineer released “Rhombithian” in October, 2017.

Watch them perform “Candle Wax” below!



Tall Tale (melodic punk) stream single “The Storyteller”

Melodic punks Tall Tale, featuring members of (now broken up) Rusty Things and folk punks Wolf Harbor, are now streaming their new single, “The Storyteller.”

The single comes off of their upcoming EP, “So Long: The Prelude” which is officially hitting the streets on March 3. The act will celebrate their first EP with a release show (same day) at Three Sheets in New Haven.

You can stream the track below.



The Survivalists (folk-punk) release new album “Everything Is Awful”

Ontario based folk-punk duo The Survivalists have released a new album, “Everything Is Awful”. The album is released on Californian label No Time Records, with the CD version shipping with an RPG game (yep really). Details on the label Bandcamp

You can have a listen to the album below



Baseball Punx documentary streaming now

It’s America’s favorite pastime, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Ted Williams and Sandy Koufax. These are some of the more notable names who have shaped America’s game. Baseball is as American as apple pie. Punk rock on the other hand is like pop music’s bastard brother. Joey Ramone, Joe Strummer, Greg Graffin, and Henry Rollins are some of the names that helped shape punk rock. So is it possible that a parallel might be drawn between the high-priced spectacle that is the world of professional sports and the down and out DIY of the punk rock world?

Baseball Punx is out to draw that parallel, while sports doesn’t always find itself embraced in the alternative world of punk music. The comparison’s however that could be drawn between the two are undeniable. Admittedly, million dollar contracts, chartered jets, and luxury motels might be a far cry from tour vans, greasy bars and strangers couches. However underneath all that baseball is among the more progressive pro sports leagues. Embracing LBGTQ players and fans alike baseball has done an admirable job of trying to end the homophobic, macho, misogynistic attitudes that are unfortunately still present in many locker rooms around the world. At the same time baseball doesn’t try to silence the players and fans from voicing their displeasure with the state of politics or the injustices of modern-day America.

Likewise it could be said that it wasn’t long ago the punk rock scene was just as full of homophobic, macho, misogynistic attitudes that make the sports world an uncomfortable place for those with alternative lifestyles. However over the years the punk scene has grown up and become a much more all-inclusive space, while also still being the conscience of America as well as the voice for the voiceless.

The ups and downs of America can be tied to both baseball and punk rock. You may have noticed that punk rock is suddenly making an impact in the music world for the first time since that Bush fella was president, and that’s no coincidence. While the NFL faces criticism for players kneeling for the anthem and the NFL turning it’s back on those players MLB has shown support for players who wish to make a “statement”, and while there is still backlash MLB isn’t blaming those players for decreased ratings.

Having more than ninety years on punk rock baseball has clearly had more time to change with the times. While both have grown and become more inclusive there’s still lot’s of work that needs to be done. But as a person who grew up in the homophobic, macho, misogynistic world of highly competitive sports, my escape from that world was punk rock and I never looked back, but now that I have I’m happy to see that the world of sports is starting to come into the 21st century. Just as I’m happy to go to a punk rock show and see people of all shapes, colours and lifestyles.

Baseball Punx does a great job of drawing the many comparisons I’ve outlined above, it’s a great piece. It’ll make you think, the people and bands in the documentary do a great job of giving us insight into why they enjoy baseball and even love it in some cases, but it also shows us how far we’ve come and how far we still have to go. Do yourself a favor and check it out below and be sure to check out the Baseball Punx website here. Besides how many of you know who Scott Radinsky is and why he’s the most awesome pitcher to have towed the rubber in MLB?



DS Photo Gallery: An Evening with Ben Nichols and Jared Hart at Crossroads in Garwood, NJ

Every once in a while, the mythical creatures that put show lineups together get one so correct that you and your better half pack up the car, drop the kiddo off at her grandparents’ house after her basketball game (go Panthers or Blueberries or whatever we’re calling ourselves now!) and make the five-ish hour trek from Boston to a tiny little borough in north central Jersey over a torrentially rainy February weekend. And so, when the inimitable Andy Diamond announced that February 10th at Crossroads in Garwood, New Jersey, would consist of an evening featuring the musical stylings of Lucero‘s Ben Nichols and The Scandals/Mercy Union‘s Jared Hart, it seemed the mythical creatures had spoken.

Jared Hart led off the late evening’s festivities in stellar fashion in what was all but a hometown show for the Bayonne-based punk. Lucero fans are an intensely dedicated lot who travel far and wide to see “their” band – let alone to see the band’s frontman in a rare, one-off solo gig – but Hart was more than up to the task of getting the night started on the right track. Hart has a penchant for penning sweeping, sing-along choruses, and that was on display from set-opener “Totem” on forward. The bulk of Hart’s set consisted of material from the Scandals catalog and his first solo album, 2015’s Past Lives And Pass Lines (including a duet with his own longtime better half, Casey, on “The Leo”), with a track from the forthcoming debut from his new project, Mercy Union, thrown in for good measure. Oh, and there was a rousing cover of the Wallflowers’ “One Headlight” which was resoundingly well-received.

After a bit of an extended layover between sets, Nichols took the stage accompanied by only by his trademark Martin acoustic and a half-filled fifth of Bulleit Rye Whiskey and embarked on what would become a rollicking, spirited look through the deeper portions of his songwriting catalog. Beginning the night with “Chambers,” Nichols highlighted the bulk of his brilliant debut solo EP, 2009’s The Last Pale Light In The West, across the evening. As could be expected at a Lucero show, the crowd was a constant vocal present throughout the duration of Nichols’ largely freeform set. And while a couple of expected long-time crowd favorites (“Nights Like These,” “Raising Hell,” “I’ll Just Fall”) made their staple appearances, the bulk of the twenty-nine (by my count, anyway) song setlist focused on either brand new material, or songs that have long since fallen out of regular live rotation.

While we’re not yet sure exactly how many songs will appear on Lucero’s forthcoming studio album (due hopefully this coming summer), we have gotten a pretty stellar taste of what’s to come on tracks like — and these are apparently working titles — “To My Dearest Wife I Write” and “Everything Has Changed” and “Bottom Of The Sea.” Also included on this evening were brand new tracks that won’t be on whatever becomes their new album – a sweet ode to his year-old daughter “Hello, My Name Is Izzy” and the searing and already underrated “One Last Fuck You.” Nichols also dusted off “The Outsiders,” a track by his pre-Lucero band Red Forty, and dedicated it to a longtime, well-known fan in the crowd. Nichols enjoyment of the evening was not only quite noticeable — not only by his eight or nine whiskey-infused Cheerses to the crowd — but was increasingly infectious over the course of the two-plus-hour set. As the midnight hour came and went and the *ahem* sobering reality of a 10:30am trip to catch a flight out of Newark sank in (prompting the image above), both Nichols and the still engaged crowd might have brought the musical portion of the evening to a close, but most were slow to leave, choosing instead to revel in the afterglow of what was a memorable (depending on your alcohol intake) and inimitable evening.

Head below to check out our photo gallery!



Rob Taxpayer launches song of the week club

Rob Taxpayer lead singer of The Taxpayers has launched a new Song of the Week Club. Here’s the reason why: “I try to keep in the habit of writing a song every night or so, which ends up being somewhere in the ballpark of 200 songs each year, but only about 10-15 of them end up on records. Me and my cats are the only ones that usually hear those lost demos.” Well now you too can hear what Rob’s cats hear, and trust me when I say those are some lucky cats. 

You can check out Rob’s Song of the Week Club here.



Matilda’s Scoundrels (Folk Punk, UK) release video for “Bottles Of Rum”

Hastings, UK folk punks Matilda’s Scoundrels have released a video for their track “Bottles of Rum”. The song is taken from their TNS Records album “As The Tide Turns”, which came out last September.

You can watch the video below.



Gogol Bordello cover “Rock N’ Roll Suicide” on Howard Stern Tribute to David Bowie

Gogol Bordello will be joining Peter Frampton, Daryl Hall, Biffy Clyro, Car Seat Headrest, Dawes, Bleachers and others on the Howard Stern Tribute to David Bowie with their cover of “Rock N’ Roll Suicide” to add to the list.

Gogol Bordello frontman, Eugene Hutz, said exclusively to The Howard Stern Show, “A brilliant music writer with mania for progress and endless shape-shifting, yet with a very strong soul presence behind all the masquerade. And with very pronounced loving kindness about him. I believe it was exactly the kind of presence that [noted spiritualist] Edgar Cayce described as supra-consciousness” in reference to the late rock legend.

The tribute will air February 9 at 10 pm on SiriusXM Howard 101.



North Alone (folk punk) release video for “Extralarge”

German folk punks North Alone have released a video for the song “Extralarge”. The video features various awesome t-shirts that may or may not fit, the song however fits, it’s already stuck in my head.

Do yourself a favor and check out the video below.

The song “Extralarge” comes off North Alone’s upcoming album which will be released May 4th. The new album will be titled “Next Stop CA” and represent the fifth release for the German folksters, the latest album “Rare and Short” was released in October of 2016.



MORTARS (Pop Punk, TN) Stream Full-Length “A Great Broken World”

Tennessee-based, country-fused pop punkers, MORTARS, are allowing fans to stream their latest full-length album, A Great Broken World. The record features 13 brand new tunes from the group. Their previous release was the 2017 EP, Basement Songs.

If you’d like to listen to the latest efforts from MORTARS, click below. You can stream the entire record before deciding whether to pick yourself up a copy.



Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls announce Australia and New Zealand tour

Singer songwriter Frank Turner (and his band The Sleeping Souls) have just announced that they’ll be hitting the road down under in Australia and New Zealand in November and December of 2018. Pre sale tickets start today, and official sales open on Friday, February 2nd. You can pick up a pair of tickets here.

Check out the dates below!