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Lagwagon to perform “Let’s Talk About Feelings” at Fest 17

As part of this year’s Fest lineup, Lagwagon will pay tribute to the 20th anniversary of their 1998 record “Let’s Talk About Feelings” by performing it in its entirety. You can listen to the record, as well as purchase tickets to Fest 17 or Prefest 6, below.

Thus far, Lagwagon and an array of other bands such as Dead To Me, Red City Radio, and Iron Chic have been announced as headliners, with the second wave of band announcements coming June 11.

Agnostic Front bassist Mike Gallo gives update on new material, “The Godfathers of Hardcore” documentary

Mike Gallo of Agnostic Front said in an interview with Little Punk People that the band is about halfway done with writing new material for their next album and plan on recording soon.

“The Godfathers of Hardcore” documentary is still being shopped around for a home, but Mike thinks it will end up streaming or being sold on DVD.

Check out the interview with Mike by a wee gentleman below, along with a trailer for the documentary.

MxPx crowdfunding tenth full length album

MxPx began a Kickstarter campaign so they could self-release their tenth album. The band has already raised $150,000, surpassing their goal of $50,000.

Pledge rewards include digital & physical copies of the album, a plush, clothing, signed copies of the album, and a couple of campaign-exclusive EPs. Some super-fan has already pledged $7,500 or more to snag one of Mike Herrera’s tour-used bass.

You can check out the rewards and back the campaign at Kickstarter.

Audio Karate Announce “Space Camp” Re-Release

California punkers Audio Karate have announced the re-release of their debut album “Space Camp” on vinyl after a long period of inactivity.

The album was originally released by Kung Fu Records in 2002. The vinyl re-release will be a co-release by Wiretap Records and Hidden Home Records.

Pre-orders are available at the Wiretap Records and Hidden Home Records web stores. You can see a video interview with the band detailing the re-release and reminiscing on the making of the album below.

Caleb Scofield (Cave-In, etc) killed in automobile accident; fundraiser launched to benefit his family

This is a truly devastating story to have to write for myriad reasons, but Caleb Scofield, bass player for seminal Boston-area post-hardcore band Cave In (as well as founding member of Zozobra with Cave In’s Adam McGrath and he was bassist for Old Man Gloom and probably a few other bands I’m missing right now) as killed in a single car accident in his home state of New Hampshire yesterday. He was thirty-nine years old.

The horrific crash occurred at the northbound tollbooth of the Everett Turnpike in Bedford, a location that yours truly has passed through an incalculable number of times over my several decades in the area. He left behind a wife, Jen, and two children (Desmond, age 10, and Sydney, age 7). A YouCaring page has been set up in their name here; please consider helping out.

Rest in power, Caleb. You’ll be deeply missed.


Fat Mike Announces “Camp Punk in Drublic” Festival with N

Nofx’s Fat Mike has announced the first edition of a new music festival. The event is called Camp Punk in Drublic and will be a three day celebration of punk rock, craft beer, and general debauchery. It will be held on the first weekend of June, from the Friday through until Sunday in Legend Valley, Thornville, OH.

Comprising the line up will be many Fat Wreck favourites plus a few other legendary punk rock bands. These will include: Nofx, Rancid, Goldfinger, Pennywise, Lagwagon, The Bouncing Souls, Face to Face, and many more. There will also be various other attractions such as flea markets, funfairs, and camp fire stories from the likes of Jello Biafra, Eric Melvin, and Mike himself.

Fat Mike had the following to say about his new venture:

“The thing about camping is that really nothing can go wrong, because everything is already wrong. Punk rockers don’t really know how to camp. They know how to wear hoodies, drink, and lean on each other… 

“…Let me be clear: A rabbi, a priest and a few thousand punk rockers go camping in Ohio…Sorry, no punchline. But there will be 17 great bands, 2 mediocre bands, and 5,000 kegs of beer. What could possibly go wrong?”

If you’re interested in attending the first Camp Punk in Drublic, head over to the official website to check out all the details.

OC45 (Punk, Boston) Announce North American Tour Dates

Boston punks OC45 have announced a string of tour dates around North America this spring. The band will start on April 18 in Pittsburgh, PA and will be joined on drums by April Schupmann of Sniper 66 and Starving Wolves throughout all 29 dates. They’ll be supported by Walk the Plank from DC, Avenues from Milwaukee, and Burn Burn Burn from Seattle at various points. 

Full details of the tour can be found below.

Ugly Friend (NY) releases “The Ugliest of Ugly Friend” in preparation of reforming

New York’s Ugly Friend has released a “best of” album consisting of 15 tracks off of three albums – “All Bagged Up,” “Number Two,” and “Grand Uglification Theory.” Original members Mikey O’Shea and Mike Kivel are working on choosing their newest members and intend to reform as a four-piece. The band is already working on new material. O’Shea comments, “The newer stuff is a little different but not too far off of what you’d expect, we grew up…..ok, no we haven’t lol. It’s weird we’ve been gone for 8 years and when I started writing in November 2017 it felt fucking good, I guess that’s all thats matters.”

You can stream “The Ugliest of Ugly Friend” below, and you can buy it for five bucks at bandcamp.

Vans Warped Tour to film documentary

As any die hard punk fan knows, this will be the twenty-fifth and final cross continental trek for the beloved festival as founder Kevin Lyman announced last year. Anthem Films and Dolan Media have announced that they will produce a four part series chronicling the rise, fall and future for the Warped Tour.

There’s been no official announcement on when the series will be released. An introduction to the counterculture for so many kids growing up in the 90’s Warped Tour helped spawn the careers of countless band’s over the years. Without a doubt this will be a good watch so keep your eyes peeled for more information on the series and a release date.

Lagwagon Announce Summer European Tour Dates

Legendary California punk band Lagwagon have announced a load of tour dates throughout Europe this summer. They’ll start in the UK at Blackpool’s Rebellion Festival and hit various cities throughout the continent. Notable stops include Slovenia’s Punk Rock Holiday and Italy’s Bay Fest. You can check out the full list of dates below.

Lagwagon’s latest release was their 2014 effort Hang.

Boss’ Daughter (Punk) Announces European Tour

Reno, Nevada’s greatest punk rock band is headed across the pond this Spring on tour and they want you to come drink a beer with them and listen to them scream into microphones! Chris Fox & Co. will be kicking things off in France before heading to Spain, Italy and a handful of other countries. So, if you’re one of our fancy, Euro readers, get out and show the boys a good time and they’re guaranteed to reciprocate! Trust us on this one! Dates and stops below below!

Trashed Ambulance (Canada) Announce “Flashes of Competence Tour” (Eastern Canada)

Alberta punks Trashed Ambulance have announced that they’ll hit the road this May. They’ll be travelling around Eastern Canada for six headline dates. The final stop of the tour will be at the legendary Pouzza Fest in Montreal.

To see if the band will be heading through your town, you can check out the tour dates and poster below. The latest releases from Trashed Ambulance was their 2017 EPs Instant and A Dime For Every Time, both released on Thousand Islands Records.

Vans Warped Tour announce full 2018 lineup

Vans Warped Tour has announced the full lineup for this year’s edition. The North American portion of the tour will run from June 21st in Pamona, CA to October 5th where it will end in West Palm Beach, FL.

Founder Kevin Lyman says that he is “truly am happy to get the chance to travel around the country one more time to thank you for your support, and bring you another best day ever.” The team will be welcoming numerous bands that have been a part of the tour over the last 24 years back for the final run. Attendees will be able to catch classic bands like Reel Big Fish, Simple Plan, Less Than Jake, Underoath, The Used, Sum 41, and Taking Back Sunday – to name a few. There will also be a generous amount of up and coming acts like Movements, Grayscale, Real Friends, and State Champs – among many others.

This year will be a big finale for everyone at Warped Tour. Sierra Lyman explained that this year’s non-profit presence at the shows will be huge and filled with many worthy causes that the tour hopes to boost one last time as they have over the last two decades.

I am very excited about the upcoming year. With it being the last tour, the non-profit presence will be as big as ever. Groups who have been out in the past will be coming out in more markets, and hopefully we will attract new non-profits. With more non-profits coming out there will be more options for our audience to hopefully get involved before, during, and after the tour. I am hoping that this last year encourages non-profits to partner with bands and for bands to partner with non-profits on their own events and tours once this summer is over.

Vans Warped Tour 2018 was revealed with a special 3-minute YouTube video, which you can watch below for an entire recap as well as things that concert-goers can expect at the shows this year. You can also view a full list of confirmed dates and locations, including stage schedules and individual band appearances below.

Tickets for Super Fan Bundles are currently on sale here, with general admission tickets going on sale March 8th.

Founded in 1995, Vans Warped Tour has become one of the largest and longest running travelling music festivals in the world, becoming a significant piece of alternative music scenes globally. It will come to an end after this year’s run.

Hub City Stompers’ Reverend T. Sinister reflects on what got him into ska, punk, and how they influenced his life

Hub City Stompers‘ vocalist Reverend T. Sinister has written up a brief reflection on his introduction to ska, punk, and underground music in general, and how he got into the NJ/NY scene. Check out the full write-up below!

Vampirates Announce Tour to Celebrate Fifteen Year Anniversary

Reno, Nevada punks, Vampirates are celebrating their 15th anniversary next month and will be commemorating this monumental milestone by hitting the road on a short West Coast Tour! Because, of course they are! Check out the dates and stops below. Then, get out to support your scene and buy the lads a beer for their years of dedication (or if ya wanna honor the achievement properly, buy them some crystal…not meth, ya wankers). Congrats, boys! Here’s to 15 more!

Fifteen Year Anniversary Tour

3/9/2018 – Oakland, CA – Independent Brewing Co. w/ Boss’ Daughter

3/10/2018 – Santa Cruz, CA – Poet and Patriot – Santa Cruz Music Festival w/ Boss’ Daughter and The Randy Savages

3/11/2018 – Reno NV, – Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor w/ Elephant Rifle