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Bomb The Music Industry! frontman Jeff Rosenstock, is streaming a new song entitled “Hey Allison” off his upcoming solo album, due out sometime later through Side One Dummy Records.

You can check out the song here.

In addition to releasing new music, Rosenstock also has some U.S. tour dates lined up.

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Alkaline Trio drummer Derek Grant has started a country inspired solo project and is streaming his new single entitled “Love Is A Bad Dream.”

You can give it a listen below.

The single will be released on September 3oth through Red Scare Industries, prior to the release of his debut solo album, “Break Down” which due out in December.

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Chris Rest (Lagwagon) talks about traveling and playing with Tony Sly

Posted by vdubowner on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 6:00 PM (PST)

Since the tribute album to Tony Sly has been released, many personalities from bands who contributed to the Fat Wreck Chords comp have stopped by to explained how Tony influenced them or to talk about the song they covered on the album.

Most recently, Lagwagon guitarist and former No Use For A Name member Chris Rest has wrote a piece on how it was to play and tour with Tony Sly.

Here’s what he had to say:

“As a musician, once in a while you see a band and think, “Wow, I wish I was in this band.” No Use was one of those bands for me. It was always obvious to me that their songs and talent was beyond the level of an average punk band. But it was their personalities and overall dynamic that really made them so cool. Tony is one of the funniest and smartest people I’ve ever known. His talent was always obvious. One day, out of the blue, I received a call from Tony asking if I wanted to audition for No Use. Lagwagon was not doing much of anything at the time and I was working as a care giver for an elderly woman. I was initially surprised but flattered and I accepted. Our first tour was to Indonesia, Malaysia, China and Japan. I quickly realized even more than before, the extent of Tony’s talent and the band’s potential. None of us had ever been to Indonesia, Malaysia or China and we played many smaller cities in Japan that bands don’t normally go to, which made it a new experience for all of us. I can’t really recall many tours that I had a better time on. I quickly became very close friends with Tony, Matt and Rory. When Rory left the band I recommended my good friend, Boz Rivera to take his place. Matt and Boz playing together was an awesome thing to behold. They fed off of each other’s musical abilities. With that, combined with Tony’s songwriting, I was quite sure that the the next album to come out of this band was going to be something very special. To be a part of it, I’m sure, was going to be something I would have really been proud of. I am proud and grateful to have been lucky enough to have experienced the times that I did, playing, touring and just hanging out with Tony and to have had his friendship. I will Never Forget Tony Sly.”

Chris Rest and Lagwagon covered Tony’s “Discomfort Inn” on the tribute album “The Songs Of Tony Sly: A Tribute,” released on October 29th through Fat Wreck Chords.

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EP Review: Mikey Erg / Warren Franklin – Split

Posted by Bizarro Dustin on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 6:26 PM (PST)

Mikey Erg is a name that needs no introduction to the punk scene. But just in case you’ve been living under a rock for the past ten years: Mikey Erg rose to prominence as the drummer and vocalist of The Ergs! before moving on to a million other projects including, but certainly not limited to, House Boat, The Slow Death, Psyched to Die, Worriers, Pale Angels, Short Attention, Star Fucking Hipsters, and sometimes a touring member of The Dopamines. Warren Franklin, on the other hand, is a name that may need an introduction, depending on which parts of the scene you’re hanging out in. He’s primarily known as the vocalist / founding member of Warren Franklin and the Founding Fathers.

Now that you’re familiar with both men, you’re ready for their new, four song split that they just put out together on Count Your Lucky Stars. Erg and Franklin contribute two songs each, one original song, and a cover of the other. Erg starts off his side with a cover of Franklin’s “You’ve Never Heard ‘My Aim Is True’”. If it hadn’t been labeled as a cover, or if you are unfamiliar with the original, as I was prior to listening to this release, it could be understood for mistaking the song as an original. The lyrical framework, from the melodic flow to the name-dropping and references to the likes of Elvis Costello and Brian Wilson, are eerily similar to Erg’s compositions, and the musical structure (which loses the kind of twangy lead of the original, but otherwise remains untouched) wouldn’t sound out of place on any of Erg’s solo, rock-based projects (or even parts of Upstairs/Downstairs). Erg’s second contribution, “Three Cheers for the Liberty Bell” is a hard hitting rock song with a driving guitar progression

Warren Franklin’s side is lighter in tone. His new song for this split, “Please Return”, turns down the distortion that Erg left on, and replaces it with more jangly guitars. Lyrically, however, it doesn’t stray far from the path that was laid down both Erg and Franklin himself in the previous tracks. Anyone who is already familiar with Franklin’s band will enjoy the new material, but it’s also a great starting point for newcomers. The split ends with a cover of the Ergs!’s “See Him Again” (off of the aforementioned Upstairs/Downstairs), which rocks harder than “Please Return”. It’s a pretty faithful cover, but it’s such a great song that it hardly matters that it’s not much different outside of Franklin’s vocals (there is a reason, after all, why the song has become a staple of Erg’s live sets). And much like Erg’s cover, if one were to (somehow) be unfamiliar with the Ergs! version of the song, it would be easy to mistake it as a Franklin original.

Based on these songs, both originals and covers alike, It’s clear that these two complement each other’s songwriting. So much, in fact, that It wouldn’t be surprising if they decide to join forces later in the future, either with Erg joining The Founding Fathers, or just forming a new project together. Or possibly both, it’s hard to know if Erg can ever be satisfied with the amount of bands he’s in. Regardless, this split is an excellent time for everyone involved, the listener included.

4 / 5 Stars

RIYL: If you like Mikey Erg and at least half of his bands, you’ll probably like this

Full Album Stream: Gerard Way – “Hesitant Alien”

Posted by Shawn-Ray Dalinsky on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 3:21 PM (PST)

Former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way is currently streaming his debut solo album Hesitant Alien. Listen to the entire album below.

Hesitant Alien will be released on September 30th through Warner Bros.

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Nathen Maxwell is in a pretty good place.

While no doubt better recognized for the job he’s had for effectively half his life (bass player of Flogging Molly, of course), things are finally ramping back up in the Maxwell-led Bunny Gang camp. The band put out an album in 2009 (White Rabbit, SideOneDummy Records), toured a bit, wrote and recorded a follow-up album entitled Thrive in 2012 and then…well…the waiting game began.

Two years, several band members and a new record label (Hardline Entertainment) later and Thrive is set to finally see the light of day. With obvious Clash-influeced reggae-dub-punk influences, the album centers on a “one love” vibe that was inspired at least in part by the documentary with which it shares a name (more here). And yet, it’s not ALL peace and love, as the album points continuously to the circular nature of war profiteering and the conflicts that, hopefully, won’t be our demise.

We caught up with Nathen a week prior to the September 23rd release of Thrive to talk about the holdups behind the album’s release, the balancing his Flogging Molly and Bunny Gang sides, and answering the all-important question: “what is punk rock?”. We also spent some time discussing the controversial documentary that gave Thrive its name, and whether or not it gets hard to keep up the “one love” mantra in an ongoing war cycle. Check out our chat below.

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Nick Oliveri pushes back release date for solo album “Leave Me Alone”

Posted by ChrisDude on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 3:33 PM (PST)

Nick Oliveri ― known as the bassist for Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, Mondo Generator,The DwarvesBL’AST!, Moistboyz and many artists ― has announced that he has pushed back the release date of his upcoming solo album Leave Me Alone, which was supposed to be released in September. The album’s release date is now October 28th through Schnitzel Records. No reason was provided for the near month-long setback.

Last month, Oliveri streamed his solo track “Human Cannonball Explodes”, which features a guest appearance by former Ween guitarist Dean Ween.

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Video: Kevin Seconds performs “My Recollection” live at Amoeba Music

Posted by Lauren Mills on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 10:30 AM (PST)

Front man Kevin Seconds of 7Seconds performed live at Amoeba Music in Hollywood February 13, 2014. You can check out a video of him playing his song “My Recollection” below.

Kevin’s latest solo album Off Stockton came out on February 18th through Rise Records. 7Seconds’ new album Leave a Light On was released on May 27th through Rise Records.

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Joey Cape, Chris Cresswell and Brian Wahlstrom perform on “Improv4humans”

Posted by vdubowner on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 6:38 PM (PST)

Lagwagon‘s frontman Joey Cape, Chris Cresswell (The Flatliners) and Brian Wahlstrom (Scorpios) recently stopped by “Improv4humans,” a weekly improvised comedy podcast hosted by comedian Matt Besser. They witnessed some funny sketches, played live music as an experimental band, and talked about Joey’s label One Week Records.

If you have about an hour to kill you might want to give the podcast a listen below.

You can catch Joey Cape, Chris Cresswell and Brian Wahlstrom on their ongoing One Week Records tour.

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Music Video: Jenn Fiorentino – “Foreign Convictions”

Posted by Bizarro Dustin on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 10:00 AM (PST)

Singer-songwriter Jenn Fiorentino has released a music video for her song “Foreign Convictions”. You can watch it below.

The song comes off of Jenn’s debut album, From Darkness to Light, which was released on June 18, 2013. Longtime readers may also recognize her name from her acoustic covers of tunes by the likes of Against Me!Smoke or Fire, and Propagandhi, and more.

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Tim Barry announces UK tour dates with Cory Branan and Sam Russo

Posted by jaystone on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 5:35 PM (PST)

Get ready, United Kingdom (which may or may not include Scotland)…Tim Barry is coming!

The Richmond, Virginia-based singer/songwriter is headed overseas for a little over a week’s worth of tour dates around the UK. He’s bringing Sam Russo and the brilliant Cory Branan along with him, so you’re not going to want to miss this one. Check out the tour dates below.

Tim Barry will be touring in support of his upcoming full-length, “Lost & Rootless,” which is due out November 28th via Chunksaah Records. It’ll be his first studio album since 2012′s “40 Miler.”

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Full Set Video: Russ Rankin (Good Riddance) live at Pouzza Fest 2014

Posted by bob9746 on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 12:51 PM (PST)

While he was up in Montreal, Quebec for this year’s Pouzza Fest, Good Riddance frontman Russ Rankin (also of Only Crime) broke out his guitar and played a quick solo set.

If you weren’t able to catch the show, you can watch the whole thing in glorious HD down below, alongside a cool 19-minute Mr. Rankin did prior to the set.

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Former Avail frontman and current folk-rocker Tim Barry has announced details of his recently-recorded fifth studio album.

The album will be called Lost & Rootless, and is scheduled to be released November 28th on Chunksaah Records. You can see the artwork above, and the full tracklisting below.

In a post announcing the album’s details, Barry also said he’s getting ready to hit the road again, with “tons of regional and international tour dates” coming soon.

Tim Barry last released his first live album, Raising Hell & Living Cheap, Live in Richmond, back in May via Chunksaah Records. His previous studio album was 40 Miler, which came out in 2012, also on Chunksaah.

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Allison Weiss announces tour dates heading to and from FEST

Posted by Kaylee McNeil on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 4:01 PM (PST)

Pop punk singer-songwriter Allison Weiss has just announced a handful of tour dates immediately before and after FEST. You can check out the dates and locations for those shows on the flyer above.

Her latest release was the EP Remember When which was launched in July via No Sleep Records.

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Chris Farren (Fake Problems) announces UK solo tour

Posted by Screeching Bottlerocket on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 2:07 PM (PST)

Fake Problems frontman Chris Farren has announced he will be heading over to the UK for a short run of solo shows this November. Dates and locations can be found below.

Farren’s latest solo release – a split with Grey Gordon - came out on June 17 through No Sleep Records. He and Jeff Rosenstock of Bomb The Music Industry! also have a new project called Antarctigo Vespucci, and they released an album titled Soulmate Stuff back in April.

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