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Watch: The Gaslight Anthem and Frank Turner perform “Great Expectations” last night in London

The Gaslight Anthem: Alex R., Brian, Benny, Ian, Baby Wade and Alex L.

Jersey rockers The Gaslight Anthem are wrapping up the tail end of their pre-hiatus run of shows across the Atlantic Ocean.  They band played their last headline set at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire last night, and were joined onstage by the great, and unexpectedly tall, Frank Turner for a slow-burn rendition of TGA’s song “Great Expectations.” Watch the video below.

Fans of the band will remember that they almost pulled the plug a couple of years ago prior to the recording of their latest album, “Get Hurt,” which was released in August 2014 on Island Records. Their last US show was in Bridgeport, CT, last month, effectively guaranteeing that the hiatus won’t be a permanent thing…



Laura Stevenson announces new album ‘Cocksure’, streams new single “Torch Song”

Indie-punk rocker Laura Stevenson has announced that she will be releasing her fourth LP, titled Cocksure, this fall. The album was produced by Jeff Rosenstock and will be released on October 30, 2015 through Don Giovanni Records. She has also released “Torch Song”, her first single from the album, which you can listen to here.

Cocksure will be the follow up to Stevenson’s 2013 album, Wheel, also released on Don Giovanni. The new album can be pre-ordered here.



Hunter Burgan reveals AFI is on hiatus (again)

Although it was revealed earlier this year that a new album was in the works, AFI bassist Hunter Burgan revealed that the band has been on hiatus (again), due to members focusing on other projects, but promises they will return soon. He explains:

“”When’s AFI coming to ______?” “When’s the next AFI record?” “You guys need to stop doing other things and do some AFI!” — Patience, my friends. AFI is an important part of our lives, but we’re all just human beings. We’ve got things to do and people to see. Sometime you have to stop and smell the roses to remember that you live in a neighborhood with a rosebush on the corner. We’ll be back soon, I promise.”

AFI have gone on hiatus before, most notably back in 2011 when fans believed that they were actually breaking up, which proved untrue. The band ended their hiatus in 2013, and released Burials, their first album in four years, that October.



Modern Baseball cancel UK and Australian tour dates

Philly’s Modern Baseball have canceled their upcoming UK and Australian tour dates.

You can check out why in the official statement from the band below.



The Vansaders (Rock) release new EP, “Jumping At Shadows”

Ashbury, NJ rockers The Vansaders, have just released a brand new EP “Jumping At Shadows”. The album collects six hard-hitting pieces that mix together elements of rock, folk-punk, and country. Check it out below.

Jumping At Shadows is The Vansaders’ first major release since their album “Stuck In New York”, back in January, 2014. The album is available on Bandcamp for a price of your choosing.



Dogs On Acid streaming upcoming self-titled album

Philadelphia indie rock act Dogs On Acid (ft. members of Snowing and Algernon Cadwallader) are streaming their new self-titled album in full.

You can check it out here.

The album is due out August 28th through Jade Tree Records.



Kottonmouth Kings release new song and video

California “rap punk” band Kottonmouth Kings have a new album, Krown Power, due out on August 28th, and they’ve put out a song and a video in advance of the album release.  You can listen to the song “Audio War,” and watch the video for “Sink or Swim” below.

Krown Power is the band’s first release since last year’s The Buddah Shack EP.



The Smith Street Band announce new 7-inch “I Scare Myself Sometimes”; release video for title track

Australian punks The Smith Street Band have announced that they will be releasing a new 7-inch titled “I Scare Myself Sometimes”. The single will feature two songs recorded during the Throw Me in the River sessions but not included on the album. The band has also released a music video for the 7-inch’s title track. You can check out “I Scare Myself Sometimes” below.

“I Scare Myself Sometimes” will be released in limited quantities on August 24, 2015 through Banquet Records. You can pre-order it here.



Album Review: Adult Dude – “Adult Moods”

It’s too bad summer is almost over, because Adult Dude makes great summer rock.  Their debut full length effort Adult Moods is 29 minutes of straightforward, guitar-driven, indie/punk-tinged rock n’ roll.  It’s music to be enjoyed by bearded punks and surfers alike.

The first thing I notice when listening to the album is the warm fuzzy guitar throughout.  Tracks like ”80 MPH” uses this to great effect with a monster of a hook that will be stuck in your head for a long time to come.  Even as I continued to listen to the rest of the album, that riff was ringing in my head, and I had to go back and listen to the song one more time after each run through of the album.

That fuzzy guitar mixed with simple but lively bass and drums give songs like “New Son Gay” and “Hev Dog” a kind of 90’s Weezer feel to them, but with a modern gritty spin.  Other tracks like “Riff Dog” have more of an indie-punk slant, not unlike the music of groups like Lemuria.  However, the vocals differentiate Adult Dude from those comparisons.  They are somewhat nasally, but mix well with the songs and never come across as whiny or annoying.

“Marinara Veins” and “Bonhead” tend to slow the momentum of the album right in the middle and can feel a little stale, but the band picks the pace right back up with “Cupcake” and “Have Everything.”  They carry that through the rest of the album until the slow buildup on the last song, “Midnight Theme,” before letting loose halfway through for one last jam.

Adult Dude is a band I could easily see playing The Fest and then hitting up every rock n’ roll dive bar on their way back to Brooklyn, and Adult Moods is a fun listen.  This is the kind of music I wish caught on as mainstream rock.  If that was the case, I might actually check out what’s on the radio every now and then.

4/5 Stars.



MAäSK (ft. Thomas of Strike Anywhere) announces debut release, streams new song “The Watch”

Ventura, California-based punk group MAäSK (ft. Thomas of Strike Anywhere and members of The Fucking Wrath and Catholic Spit) have dropped their first song called “The Watch” and it rocks! The tune is featured on their upcoming 7 song tape (yup, tape) called “Eclipse of Man”, but if your boombox is out of batteries you can listen to it here, or check out their BandCamp site here.

The band is playing their first show at the Nardfest 3 Pre-Party August 28th at Bombays in Ventura, CA, and it is your only chance to get the actual cassette with all seven songs. Only four songs will be released through bandcamp, but we’ll keep you posted on details as they surface.



Better Off stream new song “Dresser Drawer”

Nashville rockers Better Off have premiered a new song titled “Dresser Drawer,” and you can give it a listen below.

The band’s upcoming album Milk is set to release on September 11th through Equal Vision Records.



Upstart Fest 2015 announces second round of bands

The second batch of bands have been announced for the 5th annual Upstart Fest. Hudson Falcons, OC45, Lost in Society, A Minor Revolution, and Legally Fucked will all be joining the previously announced acts Avenue RockersCry Havoc!Two Man Advantage, and Posers, with more bands to be announced soon.

The tour runs between Portland, ME and Baltimore, MD in late September/early October. You can check out the full list of dates and locations here and we’ll be sure to keep you updated as more bands are announced.



Modern Baseball announces winter headlining tour with PUP, Tiny Moving Parts, and Jeff Rosenstock

Philly’s Modern Baseball has just announced a winter headlining tour with support from PUP, Tiny Moving Parts, and Jeff Rosenstock.

The tour is set to kick off on October 27th in Baltimore and will travel pretty much the entirety of the US and some locations in Canada.

Have a look at the complete list of tour dates and locations below.

The band’s last album, “You’re Gonna Miss It All”, was released January, 2014 through Run For Cover Records.



Mike Frazier premieres new EP “Virginia Son”

Virginia folk-punk-americana-etc artist Mike Frazier is s releasing his debut EP “Virginia Son” today on Geneva Records. The EP features five tracks harkening back to classic artists like Creedance Clearwater Revival and The Clash, while incorporating the modern styles of artists such as Frank Turner and Hostage Calm. The EP blends rock and roll and punk music while lyrically exploring Frazier’s upbringing in Virginia and how it has affected his worldview.

Frazier says of the album:

“It’s my attempt at coming to terms with my life, and my way of reflecting on the world I exist in. After Random Holiday (Frazier’s former band) broke up, I reevaluated what drove me to want to create music. It lead me back to artists I grew up listening to. I have vivid memories of my parents playing CCR and the rush that those songs gave me. I tried to capture that feeling in my own work, while lyrically pushing myself to write songs that can influence people personally and politically. I just wanted to take the songs that have been scratched into my soul since I was a child and blend them with the punk sound that made me want to pick up a guitar in the first place.”

“Virginia Son” was recorded at Valencia studios with Will Beasley (Turnstile, Dryjacket) in the winter of 2015. Stream the entire thing below!



Have Mercy announce fall tour with Transit, Somos, and Microwave

Baltimore rockers Have Mercy just their new tour, that will see them traveling across a whopping 18 states over the course of two months. The real kicker of it all, is that throughout the entire tour they’ll be playing alongside Transit, Somos, and Microwave. Check out the full list of dates below.

This tour will mark Have Mercy’s biggest tour since they released their album “A Place Of Our Own” last October, via Topshelf Records.