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I'm a sucker for female fronted pop-punk acts. I'm not talking the Paramore, radio friendly kind. I'm talking the whoa-oh filled, three-chord heavy, we're going to be broke as long as we play this type of music kind. If you're with me on that you should check out Alyson's Anthem. I'm seriously digging on their debut EP "Cougar Punk EP (vol 1)" and you can stream it here.
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This Week's Releases: 09/16/2014
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Our friends at Fat Wreck Chords have announced that in addition to releasing CJ Ramone‘s new 7-inch Understand Me? on September 30th, they will also be putting out the former Ramones bassist’s new full-length album Last Chance To Dance on November 25th!
CJ’s backing band on Last Chance To Dance will feature Steve Soto and Dan Root of The Adolescents, and Social Distortion drummer David Hidalgo, Jr. The record will serve as a follow-up to 2012′s Reconquista.Add to My Radar
Chicago punks All Eyes West have just announced a new EP expected in December which will be launched via Underground Communique Records. You can view the tracklisting for the 4-track release below and the album art on the image above.
The group has a number of upcoming tour dates throughout the United States. You can check out the dates and locations for their upcoming gigs below.Add to My Radar
Austin’s Bee Vs. Moth has released a video for their new song, “It Looked Good in the Showroom,” and you can watch it below. You can also find this track on their recently-released album, Shelter in Place.
The band starts their tour of the South and Northeast tonight in Texas, and you can find all the rest of the dates here.Add to My Radar
Scott Hallquist (DC Fallout) discusses the music scene, the band’s latest album “Objector,” and more
DC Fallout frontman Scott Hallquist recently talked to Bird Attack Radio about the music scene, the band’s latest album Objector, and more.
You can listen to the full interview here (you have to use something besides Firefox to hear it).
DC Fallout self-released Objector on November 12th, 2013. You can stream the album in its entirety on Bandcamp.Add to My Radar
Guitarist Zach Blair of Rise Against was recently interviewed by Florida Today. In the interview he discussed their new album “The Black Market,”Pete Townshend and more.
You can read the interview here.
The Black Market was released on July 15th through Interscope Records. It serves as a follow-up to 2011′s Endgame.Add to My Radar
PeePeace, the drummer of the Greek punk rock band FlipStar, has posted a video of himself playing cover of Pennywise‘s “Homeless”, which is taken from the legendary California punk band’s classic 1991 self-titled debut album. You can watch the video below.Add to My Radar
Michigan based record label Save Your Generation Records announced that they will be releasing a Jawbreaker tribute album early next year. They recently revealed the list of contributing artists and the respective covers that are to be featured on the compilation. You can check that out below.
Jawbreaker released their last album Dear You in 1995 on DGC Records before breaking up in the following year.Add to My Radar
Well here’s a pretty awesome book that every punk rock enthusiast should have in their bookshelf…Created by renowned photographer Glen E. Friedman, “My Rules” is a photography book focused on the punk, skate and hip hop scenes between the 70′s and 90′s. It features photos of bands and personalities such as Black Flag, Bad Brains, Tony Hawk, Minor Threat, Beastie Boys, Allan “Ollie” Gelfand, Run-DMC and much more.
“My Rules” also involves punk rock veterans, skateboard icons and big names from the hip hop scene as contributing writers, check out the long list below, along with a video in which Glen and Ian Mackaye (Fugazi, Minor Threat) talk about the photographs that appears in the tome.Add to My Radar
Show Review: Good Riddance, Direct Hit!, The Bombpops, and Stop Breathing in Long Beach, CA (9/6/14)
I have a deep appreciation for small, local venues that put on consistent, quality shows. Alex’s Bar in Long Beach, California is one such venue. Recently, I was able to check out Good Riddance, Direct Hit!, The Bombpops, and Stop Breathing on a Saturday night at this LB gem. I am sure the rest of the sold out crowd would agree with me in saying that this was an amazing opportunity to see a lineup of great bands in an intimate setting. Personally, I had seen Good Riddance at this year’s Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival, but had unfortunately missed the chance to see them the last time they played a small venue in LA. It was worth the wait.
I arrived early since I knew I wanted to stake out a position to take photos. The show started with Stop Breathing as the crowd started filing in. Stop Breathing is a punk/hardcore band out of Oxnard, California who set the tone for the night with their high energy and powerful melodies. This theme would run throughout the evening.
Next up were The Bombpops, one of my favorite up and coming bands. Even with some technical difficulties early on, they tore through their set with catchy melodies and lyrics. I love seeing talented, powerful female musicians in the punk community, and the ladies of The Bombpops bring an energy to stage that is hard to match. If you’re looking for some new pop-punk with edge, check out The Bombpops!
Direct Hit! followed the Bombpops and also faced some technical difficulties. Even though this caused the band to nix one of their guitars, it did not slow them down. I know many of our other editors listed Direct Hit! on their “Top Albums of 2013,” but I hadn’t really gotten into them before this night. I can say one thing – they are definitely an act you need to see live. Their show was so energetic, you may have thought they were closing out the night. They commanded the small stage as if they were playing to a large stadium or festival. The crowd was nearly at capacity at this point and the energy was palpable.
It was finally time for the main event. Good Riddance came out no holds barred and rocked the stage for over an hour. The crowd went crazy – dancing, moshing, and singing along (you can actually check out a video of the full set right here). The band tore through crowd favorites like “Salt,” “United Cigar,” “Weight of the World,” and “Texas,” among others. Bands like Good Riddance bring such a force to the stage and you can feel the passion of both the band and the fans in the air. From my observations, there were probably many people in the LA/Long Beach area who lost their voice that night from screaming so loudly.
As I said before, it was worth the wait to see Good Riddance live in a small venue. With the promise of new music on the horizon, I hope this opportunity will come my way again soon! Check out our full gallery from the show below!Add to My Radar
Dutch punk rockers Sweet Empire have released a music video for their song “The Breakfast Club Revisited”. The track comes off their new album Old Ideas Keep Fighting Us.
You can watch the video below.
Sweet Empire released Old Ideas Keep Fighting Us on September 1, 2014 through Shield Recordings.Add to My Radar