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New Music: American Pinup stream title track from upcoming “The Radio” EP

New York psychobilly/punk/everything act American Pinup have debuted a brand new song for your Hump Day listening pleasure. It’s the title track from their upcoming EP entitled “The Radio,” and you can check it out here.

 “The Radio” is tentatively slated for widespread release on August 22nd, though they’re doing a record release show in Port Chester, New York, on August 7th. Details and tickets for that show are here.

Svetlanas Announce Full US Tour

Russian-Italian punk band Svetlanas have just announced the full slate of their US Tour, a total of eighteen shows, including several Warped Tour appearances. The tour will start and finish in Texas, and hitting up Texas, along with Utah, Colorado, and Nevada, in-between. As a huge fan of these folks, I’ve gotta say this makes me feel even crappier about living in Connecticut!

This is the first US tour since the release of their awesome album “Naked Horse Rider”, which was released on the 5th of May via Altercation Records. Tickets can be bought here.

You can check out the dates below.

Click here for your chance to win free guest passes to catch them at Warped Tour. Also, check out their recent interview with Bob Noxious & Bobby Pickles on Dying Scene Radio.

Altercation Records signs longtime Two Fisted Law guitarist Kyle Trocolla to solo contract

Kyle Trocolla, longtime guitarist and lyricist for the legendary Connecticut based hardcore punk act Two Fisted Law, has signed with Altercation Records to do a solo alt/country folk punk acoustic album which is expected out this September.

Altercation Records co-owner Travis Myers had this to say about the signing:

“We are huge fans of Kyle’s solo stuff, which he has been doing on the side for years now, and are really excited about this particular project. Those who know Two Fisted Law have heard that thin thread of country that runs through many of their songs, well that’s all Kyle right there, and on his upcoming full length “The Stranger” Kyle lets it all out, and taps deep into his love of country…don’t get me wrong this is still a punk record, & it’s full of punk lyrics, just think Cash or Barry and you know what I’m talking about”

Stay tuned for more details, streams and release date coming soon.

Svetlanas giving away free passes to see them on Warped Tour

Russian hardcore punk act Svetlanas have No friends in the United States, so they are giving away all of their guest passes to this years Warped Tour right here. All you have to do is click the link and tell them why you want the tickets, and if you’re less of a dick than the person that asked before you, you just might get two free tickets to this year’s tour…Good Luck!

Svetlanas most recent album “Tales From the Alpha Brigade” was released last summer through Altercation Records.

The Grizzly Band announces tour with Those Crosstown Rivals

Houston’s alt-country/punk act The Grizzly Band are hitting the road with Kentucky rockers Those Crosstown Rivals for a set of 9 shows across the Midwest and East this summer.  You can find all of the dates on the flier above.

The Grizzly Band most recently released their second full-length Lost and Found last summer via Altercation Records.



Rats Nest Run-In announce first bands for 2015 edition

The annual Rats Nest Run-In car show (and music festival) has announced some of the bands who will be gracing the stage this August 21st-23rd, 2015 in East Durham, NY (upstate, near Albany).

In addition to the Rat Rods car show, burlesque, a pin-up contest, a tiki pool party, and pig roast, a number of rockabilly, psychobilly, and americana bands will play over the 3 days. This year, attendees will be able to catch American Pinup, Creepin’ Cadavers, Those Crosstown Rivals, Pitchfork Militia, Lara Hope and the Ark Tones, The Bothers, and more to be announced.

We will keep you posted as more information becomes available. Head over here for DyingScene’s rundown of last year’s event.

Altercation Records signs “Future Wave” band The Fantastic Plastics

The Fantastic Plastics are an otherworldly retrofuturistic band based in Brooklyn, NY who have been making the rounds of NYC and the northeast for almost three years now. Their sound is based in retrofuturism, and yes, that is a real thing… according to Wikipedia anyway, where it is defined as a blend of old-fashioned “retro” styles with futuristic technology.  Get a taste for their sound below.

Altercation Records co-owner Travis Myers had this to say about the signing:

“The Fantastic Plastics are different and refreshing, but also have something very comforting and familiar about their sound that I think people will find very appealing…and as with all Altercation bands they are undeniably good at what they do. I don’t know anything about this retro-future stuff, but I know a good thing when I see it, and The Fantastic Plastics are definitely a good thing, and we’re happy and proud to be adding them to the Altercation family”

We can expect to see the band’s first full length entitled Devolver, sometime in September but according to Myers there will be numerous video releases and some free stream teasers starting in August to whet our appetites for the Future Wave that is to come, so stay tuned.

Music Video: Svetlanas – “I Must Break You”

Russian hardcore punk act Svetlanas have just released their latest music video “I Must Break You.” Check it out below.

“I Will Break You” is off the band’s most recent album “Naked Horse Rider.”

Music Video: The Sharp Lads – “The Kids Don’t Want No Rock N Roll”

Brooklyn New York punk ‘n roll act The Sharp Lads have released a video for their song “The Kids Don’t Want No Rock N Roll.”

Check it out below.

The song comes from The Sharp Lads’ latest release, Blackout Offensive, which was released on March 10th via Altercation Records.

The Jukebox Romantics announce East coast tour dates

The Jukebox Romantics have announced a string of East Coast tour dates.

You can check them out below.

The band last released  Plot Points, via Jailhouse Records on July 14th, 2014.

JT Habersaat announces Altercation Punk Comedy Tour

JT Habersaat (co-owner of Altercation Records) has announced the nationwide Altercation Punk Comedy Tour beginning in May and continuing until October. Check below for a full list of dates and locations.

While on tour, Habersaat will film a new special for Stand Up! Records and have supporting sets by members of Riverboat Gamblers, Krum Bums, and more.

Habersaat, known for his punk rock stand up act, has performed at such fests as Warped Tour, South By Southwest, and Punk Rock Bowling. He’s also shared the stage with Doug Stanhope, Henry Rollins, Brian Posehn, and Jeanine Garafalo to name a few. His label mates include the likes of Lewis Black, David Cross and Patton Oswalt.

Music Video: The Grizzly Band – “Stand Up”

Houston’s alt-country/punk act The Grizzly Band have just released a new music video for their track “Stand Up” off their second full-length Lost and Found, which was released earlier last Summer via Altercation Records. You can check out the video below.

If you are not already familiar the band, they deliver solid punk and rock n’ roll tunes that lean heavily toward country without ever leaving their punk roots far behind.

DS Interview: Svetlanas’ Olga discusses their exile from Russia

As of September 2014, the Russian hardcore punk act Svetlanas have been banned in their homeland due to their anti-government stance and political commentary, not to mention their ever growing popularity…not only is the sale or possession of their music unlawful in Russia, they are also now no longer allowed to return to their country and are considered enemies of the state.

I was recently able to have a brief conversation with Olga of Svetlanas, who was kind enough to answer a few questions on the subject. The full interview can be read below.

Show Review: Altercation Punk Rock BBQ 2015

So how do you take a miserable fucking day and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?

You grab an umbrella, a raincoat, or wrap yourself up in a trash bag and make it over to the 5th annual Altercation Punk Rock BBQ where hundreds of punks show up year after year regardless of the unbelievably shitty weather to hear some great bands and grab some beers and BBQ.

This fifth year of punk rock fun sponsored by Altercation Records was again held at Vortex in Austin Texas and coincided with the SXSW Music conference where thousands of bands and music types from all over the world converge for a week of meet and greet music industry madness, and where anybody who is anybody in punk rock makes their way over to the BBQ that the folks over at Altercation Records throw every year…“What more could you ask for? We have the best fans and the best scene in the world! Look at all these people coming out in the rain to see these bands…and zero assholes, it’s great, just great!” exclaimed Altercation Records co-owner and party host JT Habersaat.

Despite the downpour hundreds of punks descended on the Vortex to check out this years show. Upon arrival there were over 80 people lined up waiting to get in, and even with the rain they just kept coming. This years line up consisted of 12 bands although a few had cancelled due to family emergency, illness, or the rain. But being that it was the Altercation Punk Rock BBQ and there is always a flood of bands who come down to Austin every year eager to play SXSW, those slots were quickly filled and the show went off without a hitch.

With high energy performances by The Sharp Lads who donned dresses and Halloween masks. Alt country by The Grizzly Band, Killer street punk sets by Sniper 66, Riverside Riot, and Three’s Away, along with some old school hardcore punk by fan favorites Two Fisted Law, and a truly stellar set by the American roots band Blackeyed Vermillion the Altercation Punk Rock BBQ once again turned out to be a well balanced meal of punk rock fun with a little something for everyone. This was my favorite event of SX and personally look forward to making it back next year, hopefully under dryer and less muddy conditions.

Below are a few photos of this years event taken by Dave TV, to show you what you missed or remind you of what you experienced.

Five more bands added to Warped Tour 2015 (Svetlanas, Never Shout Never, Beartooth and more)

Well, it’s Warped Tour Wednesday again. Tonight’s announcement brings with it the addition of five more bands to the 2015 roster that, according to you our readers, has been pretty lackluster so far. Today’s additions may actually do a little to change that.

Added to the 2015 lineup today are: Never Shout Never, The Ascot Royals, Beartooth, Rivers Monroe and Svetlanas!

Check out the full, up-to-date Warped Tour 2015 roster below.

Tickets for Warped Tour 2015 went on sale last month (December 12th). Get yours online here. The 2015 Warped Tour kicks off June 17th in Anchorage, Alaska, and runs through August 8th in Auburn, Washington.