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Madball release trailer for upcoming album “For The Cause”

New York hardcore legends Madball release new album “For The Cause” on June 15th via Nuclear Blast. The band have uploaded “Behind The Cause”, a short YouTube clip from the studio where the album was recorded.

You can have a watch below.



You Big Idiot (Skate Punk, Canada) Stream Album “Mega Donair”

Vancouver punks You Big Idiot have released their new album, Mega Donair. Dedicated to the love of a local donair shop, this 12 track album is rammed with rapid skate punk that doesn’t take itself too seriously.

Mega Donair was produced and mixed by band bassist Shafer Carson, and mastered by Jason Livermore at the world famous Blasting Room in Colorado. You can listen to it below.



Slick Shoes (Skate Punk, CA) Stream Latest Single “Hold It Down”

California-based skate punk veterans Slick Shoes are streaming their latest single “Hold It Down”. You can check it out below.

“Hold It Down” represents the first new music from Slick Shoes in a long time. The latest release from the band was their 2003 full-length The Biggest and Best.



FIDLAR Stream New Single “Alcohol”

LA punks FIDLAR are allowing fans to stream their latest single “Alcohol”. You can check it out below.

As well as the single, the four-piece will be heading out to Europe in the summer. We’ve also included their tour “poster” below.

The latest full release from the band was the 2015 effort Too.



Not On Tour (Melodic, Israel) Stream Video for “Flip”, and Hit the Road in Europe

Israeli melodic punk rock band Not On Tour are allowing fans to stream a video for their 2015 track “Flip”. The tune appeared on the record Bad Habits. As well as the video, Not On Tour will also be hitting the road around Europe starting tomorrow.

You can check out the video for “Flip”, as well as the tour dates below.



Slope Records head honcho announces debut single from his new band The Blankz

Left to right Nikki Blank, Johnny Blank, Tommy Blank, Andy Blank, Jaime Blank.

Slope Records topman Thomas Lopez announced today that his Phoenix-based record label would be releasing his new band’s debut 7-inch single on July, 13 as well as a series of 9 more singles that will be worked into one compilation at the end 2018. “White Baby” is The Blankz premier single with a b-side of “Sissy Glue,” and will be available in CD, vinyl, cassette, and digital download.

The band consists of Lopez, aka Tommy Blank on vocals, Jaime Blank on guitar, Nikki Blank (The Darts) on synthesizer, Andy Blank on bass and Johnny Blank on drums.

“Jaime and I agreed from the start that we want this to be a fun band with snotty lyrics. There are passing mentions of drugs and partying (though I am 13 years sober) and a few non-P..C. lyrics, but The Blankz have no interest in political rants or agendas,” says Tommy Blank (Lopez).

The Meat Puppets own Cris Kirkwood is acting as producer on the first two 7-inch vinyls, and for their first installment, they are touching a personal chord for Lopez. “White Baby” is literally about him and his life being adopted by Mexican parents in 1969. The tune is delivered with a contagious synth-based punk rhythm with plenty of elements of New Wave mixed in proudly harkening back to the group’s influences like The Ramones, Devo, and The Spits.

 



Show Review: Stza Crack Returns from Mexico for his First Hometown Show in 8 Months

All Photos by Jeff Schaer-Moses Photgraphy.
Scott Sturgeon of the Crack Rock Steady 7 at The El Cortez in Bushwick

If punk is dead than somebody forgot to tell Scenic Presents and the rest of the New York City punk scene. Because things got live as fuck in the Safari Room at El Cortez in Bushwick, Brooklyn on Sunday evening when Scott Sturgeon’s auxiliary band The Crack Rock Steady 7 swung through for a hoedown.

The room was packed to the gills from start to finish to see Rebelmatic, Skullcaster, Trashy, and late edition (literally added to the bill during the show) Cop/Out get down with the godfather of the Crack Rock Steady beat. But even though Stza was the main attraction the riotous punks in attendance made every band feel welcome by singing along to the lyrics and moshing along to the rhythms.

Left to right Alkatrraz, Creature, and Karnage of Rebelmatic.

Rebelmatic was first up and their drummer Ray Reed is an absolute punisher behind the kit. His ferociousness on the drums sets the entire tone for his bandmates lead singer Creature, guitarist Alkatraz, and bass player Karnage who all come together to drive home some of the most original punk music in The Big Apple.

Skullcaster is fast and heavy just like front man Joey Steele’s other project All Torn Up,

Upstarts Skullcaster, a band that Stza himself claims to have helped name, got up second next and their brand of hardcore punk got the crowd going really good. A little too good in fact and frontman Joey Steele had to banish some crowd destroying bros to the back of the room mid-set. The group shares two members with All Torn Upin Steele, and guitarist Jay Tancer (also of The Crack Rock Steady 7) so they come with a built-in fan base in the City That Never Sleeps and they delivered for their devotees.

Katie Hoos of Cop/Out is an organizer of New York City’s Punk Island along with their bandmates.

Third up was Cop/Out, sort of an all-star team of the New York City politico/punks all of whom help organize Punk Island, an event which they called “the biggest free DIY punk music festival in New York City.” The group didn’t know they were going to be playing until just before the set and the group shares Steele with his other projects as lead singer. He admitted he may have left a little too much on stage opening with Skullcaster but still managed to dial in a more than competent performance that came off as much more tongue in cheek than his other projects.

TransCore darlings Trashy took the slot right before CS7 and even with a singer/guitarist Al working double duty in Cop/Out they put on a tremendous set. To start the set off the group invited anyone was queer, short, or brown to the front of the stage to catch the show.

Santos, bass, and Jayne, drums of Trashy.

They have a much more melodic/poppy sound than the two bands that came before and deliver them in a much more upbeat way than Skullcaster and Cop/Out. Don’t get me wrong, the doom and gloom of anti-capitalism is important … but it’s okay to smile every once in a while too. Some of Trashy’s subject matter may be pretty heavy, but they still deliver it in a fun and relatable way.

Scott Sturgeon and his Crack Rock Steady 7 were really more of a Crack Rock Steady three and a half in the Safari Room on Sunday. Sturg was joined by Tancer on bass and a drummer as well as Enoch on guitar on some songs. Before getting into the set Sturgeon let the crowd know this was his first New York City show in 8-months, which is the longest he had gone without a hometown throwdown in quite some time.

Scott Sturgeon, left, and Jay Tancer headlining as The Crack Rock Steady 7.

The group opened with two Choking Victims tunes and then moved in to “3,000 Miles” by the Star fucking Hipsters before “Fucked Reality,” and “Zombie Christ,” which lead into renditions of “500 Channels” and “Crack Rock Steady.” Stza also unveiled a brand new tune known only as “Metal Banger” for now, which he claims could be the first tune on Leftover Crack’s next record.

Things got pretty choppy when Stza and Tancer switched instruments to go into what they were referring to as:”the extended cut” of “Ya Can’t Go Home.” The bass gave out on Stza multiple times before he decided to take the strap off and throw a mic to the ground and head off stage. Sturgeon’s tantrum lasted about 10-minutes but he did return to the stage once the tech was working again. As a Kanye fan, I was way into the idea of one of my favorite artists leaving the stage a refusing to come back due to tech issues, especially so many songs in. But heaving Stza re-enter and finish out strong wasn’t a bad way to go either.

Crowd surfers abound all night at The El Cortez.

After the intermission it was a few more songs including “Money Change,” and “Born To Die,” and The Crack Rock Steady 7 closing out strong. Frankly, it was a lot like watching a rehearsal, but when it’s Crack Daddy Caine himself playing the tunes and a familiar New York punk audience that ain’t so bad.



The Tracys release music video for “I Hate Dancing”

Big Apple punks The Tracys have released a music video for “I Hate Dancing”, which can be viewed below.

“I Hate Dancing” is taken from the band’s latest album Humdinger, which was released last month.



The Shell Corporation release video for “Kumbaya”

California punk act The Shell Corporation has released a hilarious Donald Trump-themed video called “Kumbaya”, which can be viewed below.

The band on the video, “Yes. The tape is real and we, The Shell Corporation, as patriotic Americans, feel it is our civic doodie to leak it. How we came to have this in our possession is no ones concern. Just sit back and let us shower you with our golden revelations.”

“Kumbaya” is taken from The Shell Corporation’s latest album Fucked, which was released last March through La Escalera Records at home and Gunner Records abroad.



Street Dogs announce new album, tour dates (East and West coast)

Working class punk rockers Street Dogs are preparing for the release of their sixth studio album titled “Stand For Something or Die For Nothing”, due out June 22 via Century Media.

“The dumbing down of America is a reason to write songs in 2018,” vows Mike McColgan (vocals). “The theme is wake the f*ck up and the working class needs to unite across all colors, creeds, nationalities, genders and realize that we are being pitted against each other by snake oil salesmen and autocrats.”

“Punk, to me, is people living how they want to not how they are told to,” says McColgan. ‘Stand For Something or Die For Nothing’ expresses that ideal through songs like the title track that focuses on freedom of speech and “Working Class Heroes” that focuses upon living the American dream. 

The album was recorded at Woolly Mammoth Studios, Sugarland Studio, and Q Division Studio and was produced by bassist Johnny Rioux.

You can check out the album artwork and track listing, as well as several upcoming shows, below.



Great Apes announce indefinite hiatus following two farewell shows

Bay area punks Great Apes are calling it quits and are going on an indefinite hiatus, effective August of 2018. The band is ending on nothing but good terms, but is due primarily to life getting in the way. The band has two final shows scheduled for August 24th and 25th with Sire Six. You can check out details for the two farewell shows below as well as a statement from guitarist and vocalist Brian Moss.

Great Apes’ last release ‘California Heart’ via Asian Man Records in 2016.



Pacifist release EP “In The Wake Of The Privileged”

California natives Pacifist have released a new EP titled “In the Wake of the Privileged” via Vinehell Records. You can check out the EP below.

You can also purchase the 4-song release off of Vinehell Record’s bandcamp page for $2 or get the entire Vinehell catalog for just $32.50.

This release is the band’s first since their debut album “An Anti-War Corporation” out last year.



Satanic Surfers release “Back From Hell”

Swedish punk veterans Satanic Surfers have finally released their long-awaited new album “Back From Hell”. This is the band’s first full length in well over a decade and their sound picks right back up where they left off with their 2005 release “Taste of Poison”.

You can listen to the new record and check out their upcoming European tour dates below.



The Damned release long awaited album “Evil Spirits”

The Damned have finally released their latest album, “Evil Spirits.” It’s their first album since 2008’s “So, Who’s Paranoid?”

You can grab the album from your streaming service of choice.



Crash-11 (Welsh skate punk) release self-titled EP for name-your-price

One-man-band Crash-11 has released a self-titled EP at bandcamp for name-your-price. If you like fast, loud, skate punk, you should definitely pick this up. You can also grab a CD for three and a half Theresa May-approved Brexit Bux. Check out the stream below!