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Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 4:29 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 7:32 AM (PST) by Midwest Punk
This is likely the last “review” that will ever by written for a Galactic Cannibal show, because the Milwaukee punks are officially done, over, no more, kaput. But before packing it in, they decided to go out with a bang with one last show, a Punk Rock Grillout at Borg Ward in Milwaukee, with Direct Hit!, Population Control, Jetty Boys, Soup Moat, Foreign Laws, Manger Danger, and Skategoat.
Not being from the Milwaukee area at all, I had never been to Borg Ward, and I had no idea what I was in for. In short, it was a dump. Ceiling tiles were missing, there was only one “bathroom”, the “stage” consisted of either one of two seemingly random spots where gear was set up, mic stands were held up with tape (if they stayed up at all), the vocals were hard to hear at times, it was hot as hell with no air moving through… and it was all perfect. This is exactly how I like shows to be; no gates, no big stages, no backstage where bands can disappear to once they’ve done their thing. It was all up close and personal, and is exactly what I’d want from a Galactic Cannibal show. As for the show itself, it’s everything I have come to expect from DH!/GC, plus so much more. With that being said, read the full review and check out the photo gallery below.
I’m not going to lie, I was a little late to this. I apologize for that, and I’m ashamed. But hey, I drove a long way to get there, and my wife and I had never had the chance to see Milwaukee, so we did some exploring and grabbed some food and beer before the show. When we got to the venue, I had to drive around the block a few times to make sure I was in the right place. But after looking into the alley behind the address, I could tell I was. A whole bunch of punks were standing around outside, smoking cigarettes and drinking beer, and there was a tent set up where Galactic Cannibal frontman Peter Woods was grilling up burgers and hot dogs.
I caught a few songs from most of the opening bands, who all had some great energy, but I’ll admit, it was mostly too hardcore for this pop/skate-punk fan (please, feel free to ridicule me or whatever). The first band I was really looking forward to was Jetty Boys. This was my first time seeing them, and they did not disappoint. They ripped through their set, barely stopping for anything. Singer/guitarist Drew Fredrichsen even played part of one song from on the toilet. Fast, poppy, catchy, describe it how you will, it was a fun set for sure.
For many, the main attraction was Galactic Cannibal, it being their last show and all. That being said, they played right in the middle of the whole night, which really seemed to fit perfectly with the band’s short-lived career. Once they were set up, Peter Woods walked up to me and said simply, in a voice that gave the impression he was in some sort of a trance, “I will run into you.” He then proceeded to say the same thing to three or four more people next to me at the front of the “stage”. It turns out he was not lying one bit, because as soon as the music hit, it was chaos, with people smashing into me from behind, and Woods coming from my front. It was great.
When it came time for Direct Hit! to start, the room was basically empty, but that didn’t last long. People outside quickly gathered around all sides of the “stage” for what is always a great show. Jetty Boys bassist Eric Mahnke filled in on bass, and Steve Maury played guitar, with Devon Kay out on the road with one of his other (awesome) bands, The Fur Coats. Direct Hit! shows are usually a blur for me, and this one was no different. At the end of the set, I usually can’t tell you which songs they played when, but I can tell you I had one of the greatest times ever at a show. I’ve seen the band play live five times now, and it seems like each time I see them, it’s the best set I’ve ever seen. If you’ve never seen them live, do yourself a favor and make sure you don’t miss them the next time they’re anywhere near you (or in my case, nowhere near, but still close enough). Galactic Cannibal drummer (and gracious host of the show) Ryan Bollis stole the show at the end of set, charging in from the crowd, stealing the bass drum and throwing it onto the floor, then kicking over the rest of the drum kit. What a way to end a great night!
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 3:50 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Red Scare Industries is celebrating 10 years of labelhood on October 25th with a killer show at Chicago’s Metro. Already announced as part of the lineup are The Falcon, The Lillingtons, The Methadones, Elway, and The Brokedowns and today Direct Hit! has been added into the mix.
Here’s what DH! frontman Nick Woods had to say:
“Most say punk rock saved their life, but the truth is Red Scare saved our lives. Like, most say ‘Praise His Name,’ but we say ‘Praise Toby Jeg Hallelujah.’ We look at this party more as an opportunity to serve the lord – well, OUR lord – than we look at it like a show. Like, we didn’t so much SIGN to Red Scare as we BECAME Red Scare. It’s a lifestyle thing, man. Get over it.”
Red Scare will be announcing 1 band per day via different sites so keep your eyes peeled for more additions. In the meantime snag your tickets here.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 1:35 PM (PST) by stevebrewerrules
August 8th, 9th, and 10th, Kalamazoo, Michigan’s Shakespeare’s Lower Level will be the host to the first annual Fat Guy Fest. Featuring regional, national, and internationally touring bands from the US, France, & Canada, Fat Guy Fest features 40+ mixed genre bands. Fans of punk rock, hardcore, ska, indie, alternative, surf, sludge, metal, and good old fashioned rock n’ roll will all find something to love here.
1876, Arms Aloft, Banditos, The Best Of The Worst, Bike Tuff, Bloodpheasant, Break Anchor, Calumet, Cave Needles, County Drop, Del Paxton, Direct Hit, Echo Base, Fisherking, Fossil Eyes, The Gentleman Thieves, Guerilla Poubelle, Guppy, Henrietta, Knives Are Quiet, Living Room, The Lost Years, Mold, The Mushmen, Natural Disasters, The Penske File, Placeholder, ProConPro, The Reptilian, Running Shoes, Seventeen Again, The Shortlife, Shoto, State, That’s Blood, Two Hand Fools, Victor Shores, Warren Franklin and the Founding Fathers, Weak Teeth, Worship This!
In addition, the festival is partnering with Eden Reforestation Projects, a non-profit that works to reduce extreme poverty and restore healthy forests in Haiti, Madagascar, and Ethiopia by employing local villagers to plant millions of trees — for only 10¢ a tree.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 7:31 AM (PST) by Bizarro Dustin
Direct Hit! and Belgian punks The Priceduifkes are teaming up together to released a new 7-inch split EP. The four-track release will feature two songs from each band: one new tune, and a cover of the other band.
Direct Hit! and The Priceduifkes will be heading out on an East Coast tour supporting Masked Intruder later this month. You can check out the dates here.
You can check out the dates below.
A Wilhelm Scream’s new album “Partycrasher” was released on November 5th, 2013 through No Idea Records.
Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 10:15 AM (PST) by Bizarro Dustin
“[…]You gals and guys should also know that sometime down the road we’ll be releasing a box-set version of Brainless God that will include a DVD, a comic book, and god knows what else. I dunno if you know Woodsy from DH! or not, but he’s a fuckin’ NUT.”
That’s all the information that’s currently available, but we’ll keep you posted as updates surface.
Brainless God was released in September 2013.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 4:38 PM (PST) by jaystone
Great news for Flatliners fans!
The band announced a handful of headlining tour dates that’ll have them covering the greater Great Lakes region this coming May. Tagging along for the ride will be Direct Hit! and Junior Battles. Check out dates below.
The Flatliners’ latest album “Dead Language” was released back in September through Fat Wreck Chords, who also released the band’s newest 7-inch entitled “Caskets Full” on November 26th.
Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 8:21 AM (PST) by Ramones999138
The mix-genre music festival in Howell, Michigan, Bled Fest has been announcing an additional band to its lineup everyday since the start of February. The lineup currently consists of Title Fight, The Menzingers, Man Overboard, Bane, Hawthorne Heights, Transit, The Flatliners, Cruel Hand, Self Defense Family, Dads, Pentimento, Direct Hit!, Old Gray, Young Statues, Knuckle Puck, Dr. Manhattan, Captain We’re Sinking, Forever Came Calling, The Saddest Landscape, Maps For Travelers, Grey Gordon, and Endeavors.
If your feeling lucky you can enter to win a free ticket to the festival, all you have to do is guess the correct band that is going to be announced on that given day, after receiving multiple hints from the festival’s various social media sites. For more information regarding Bled Fest’s “Free Ticket February” click here.
Bled Fest will take place at the Hartland Performing Arts in Howell, Michigan on Saturday, May 24, 2014.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 1:03 PM (PST) by Johnny X
With Valentines Day right around the corner we’re supposed to be buying flowers, writing cards and getting ready to celebrate that grand illusion called Love. Well. Fuck. That. We’ve compiled a list of The Year’s 10 Best Anti-Love Punk Rock Songs for all you jaded, disenchanted, heartbroken, and pissed off punk rockers out there who’d rather spend this holiday wallowing in self-pity or self loathing.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 6:26 PM (PST) by bob9746
Wisconsin pop-punks Direct Hit!, as you may well know, are currently in the midst of a west coast tour with Red City Radio and Elway. In case you haven’t had the ability to get out one of the shows, head below to see the band’s performance of the track “White Robes” from their set at Characters in Pomona, California, last weekend.
Direct Hit’s critically-acclaimed sophomore album, “Brainless God,” was released last year via Red Scare Industries.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 5:12 PM (PST) by Drea
The good folks at For The Love Of Punk recently sat down with Nick Woods of Wisconsin pop punk outfit Direct Hit! to discuss inspirations behind the band’s new album Brainless God, music videos, and vinyl.
You can read the entire interview here.
Brainless God was put out in September of 2013 through Red Scare Industries.
Monday, January 27, 2014 at 11:15 AM (PST) by connor_maoil
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 12:00 PM (PST) by vivalalexy
Direct Hit! recently had their tour van stolen in Detroit and you can read our article about the incident on this page.