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Frenzal Rhomb announce new album and Australian tour

Aussie punk-rock legends Frenzal Rhomb have announced that they will release their new album, Hi-Vis High Tea, on May 26th. The follow-up to 2011’s Smoko at the Pet Food Factory includes 20 tracks and was recorded once again by Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore at The Blasting Room in Fort Collins, Colorado. You can pre-order a copy of the album here.

Along with the dates for an upcoming Australia tour, you can find the track listing of Hi-Vis High Tea, as well as the video for “Cunt Act”, below.



Suicidal Tendencies announce tour of France

California crossover thrash/hardcore punk legends Suicidal Tendencies have announced a tour of France that will take place in April, with support from 22Below. The tour will also include an appearance at the Netherlands’ Paaspop Festival, and all the dates can be found below.

Suicidal Tendencies latest studio album, World Gone Mad, was released last September, and is their first album since 2013’s 13. It’s also the band’s first with the new lineup of Mike Muir, Dean Pleasants, Jeff Pogan, Ra Diaz and Dave Lombardo.



The Offspring to play the entire “Ignition” album at benefit for 924 Gilman, new album to be announced soon?

The Offspring have announced that they are going to play their classic 1992 album Ignition in its entirety at an exclusive benefit show in Berkeley for 924 Gilman, celebrating their 30th Anniversary, on April 13th. Tickets are already on sale and more information about this event can be found here.

The Gilman appearance won’t be the first time The Offspring played the entire Ignition album live. They played the album live on tour back in 2012 to coincide with its 20th anniversary, and again at some shows a year later.

In other news, The Offspring guitarist Noodles posted pictures of the letter “X” on his Instagram account, cryptically referring to the band’s long-awaited follow-up to 2012’s Days Go By, which will be the tenth studio album in their career. These posts indicate that details/updates of the new record will be announced soon.



Mike Ness offers (yet another) update on new Social Distortion album

After reporting a-week-and-a-half ago that they were working on approximately 20 new songs, Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness gave The Pacific Northwest Inlander another update on the band’s long-awaited new album, saying that they might have enough songs and hinted at entering the studio in about six months. He states:

“I’ve been reading and writing, and kind of wrapping my mind around the self-imposed challenge that I’ve put on myself: that I’ve got to write the record of my career. So I’ve got to raise the bar. That’s just something that I put on myself because I don’t like to just go, ‘Time to put out another record’ and go through the motions.

I mean, yeah, we might have enough songs right now. But I want to see what can happen over the next six months. Can I outdo this? What direction do I want to go in? What do I want to say?”

When the new Social D record will be released is unknown, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted when more information comes to light. The band’s most recent album, Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, was released in 2011.



Empty Lungs release video for “Losing It. Finding It.”

Northern Ireland punk trio Empty Lungs have released a video for “Losing It. Finding It.”, a track from their new EP. The video is made up of footage from their appearance last year at Fest.

Their “Don’t Get It” EP was released this month on Hidden Pony Records. You can watch the video below.



Ash Williams (punk) stream new album “Pulsar”

San Diego’s metal infused punk band Ash Williams are streaming their newest album “Pulsar” in it’s entirety and you can check it out below

“Pulsar” was released on March 23rd via Diet Pop Records and is the band’s first release since their EP “SNT 1A” put out in September, 2016.



The Dopamines stream new song “Ire”

Cincinnati punks The Dopamines are streaming a new song from their upcoming album Tales of Interest. The track’s called “Ire,” and you can check it out below.

Tales of Interest is set to release on June 2nd through Rad Girlfriend Records. It will be the band’s fourth full-length album, following 2012’s Vices.



Festival Review: The 7th Annual Altercation Punk Rock BBQ

Saturday March 18th at Kick Butt Coffee in Austin Texas, Altercation Records delivered another incredible day of punk rock fun at the 7th annual Altercation Punk Rock BBQ.

I have been lucky enough to experience the last 4 years of this event held each year in Austin during the South By Southwest Music Conference, and I have to say it is probably my favorite punk event after PRB, although it in no way compares size wise to major events like PRB or The Fest, the people at Altercation know how to throw a party! First off It’s free admission for all ages, there is free BBQ and free Beer for a limited time, this usually last for the first hour or so, during the first two sets, of which there are usually 10-12 sets of amazing bands, half of which are brand new up and comers, others are gritty road warriors who have been at it for years and usually there is at least one old classic band or figure like Cheetah Chrome, Fishbone, or Sylvain Sylvain…This year there were no classic punk acts, I don’t know maybe they are getting harder to come by? This year the venue also changed from the Vortex to a smaller indoor venue called Kick Butt Coffee, at first I was suspect of a punk show of this size in a coffee house, but Kick Butt Coffee is an actual venue with a stage and a full bar.

The place steadily filled and by the 4th set it was mobbed with the crowd spilling out into the parking lot, first up were The Glory Holes out of Memphis who do an all gay oriented Ramones styled pop punk that is really fun…Second to hit the stage was Heels who are a really awesome duo who are sort of like Lucero on speed…followed by New York City’s Jukebox Romantics who always put out a killer performance and this day was no different than the last few times I have seen them, super high energy take no prisoner punk rock…The next band up was a new one on the Altercation label who’s name it took me a minute to figure out; Dr. Beardfacé And The Spaceman, which if you don’t immediately get it is a hybrid of two television characters, Dr. Beardfacé from Scrubs, and Dr. Spaceman from 30 Rock.This band was new and interesting to me, the front woman Kerrie Trube has a really rich voice which during some songs really stood out, I think we will be hearing more from them in the future as their sound and live performance matures…After that was another new band on the Altercation roster The Split Seconds from Washington DC, this might be my favorite new act of 2017, The Split Seconds are a pop punk/retro punk band who have a fresh new sound yet still pull on my spirit of 77 heart strings, I really liked this set…They were followed by The Hangouts who reunited for this show, I love The Hangouts, I have seen them maybe 4 times and they are always great and I was stoked to see them reunite for this show…Next was Boston’s OC45 who do straight up Boston style punk rock, and they do it very well with lots of fist pumping whoa oh’s…American Pinup returned this year and as always delivered a phenomenal set, I don’t know if there is a better voice in rock & roll than Lauren West? This woman I adore…I felt bad for the next band up having to follow American Pinup but Houston’s Grizzly Band did not disappoint by any means, and truly rose to the occasion with a killer alt country set of their own, This is a band that you just have to see live at least once before you die…Mind Spiders were wow, these guys have a post punk garage rock vibe all their own…Then came From Parts Unknown out of Dallas whos Upright bass fueled set was breakneck and furious…And last in the lineup up was F Woods of Mercury Radio Theater form Philadelphia PA who brought solo guitar quirk to the BBQ which was unsurprising considering his regular touring alongside of The Dead Milkmen.

So there you have it the complete lineup, all in all one of the best shows I have been to, I watched all 12 sets and in all honesty have to say that the Altercation Punk Rock BBQ impressed me once again, not only was every band great, but the mix of genres and the placement in the lineup kept it interesting and kept us in the audience wondering what was next…Hope I can make it to number 8



Riot Fest not returning to Denver in 2017

By now you may have heard, but the organizers over at Riot Fest recently announced that they will not be bringing the festival to Denver in 2017 and for the near future. This decision comes as a result of the loss of fellow leader, Sean McKeough, who was cited as an integral part in allowing the event to move forward. Riot Fest will continue in Chicago, so it looks like everyone (including Toronto fans who are also missing out out future editions as well) will have to make the trek to Illinois to take part in the activities.

You can read a full statement by the festival organizers below.

This years edition will take place in Chicago, IL on September 15th-17th.



Russian Girlfriends (pop-punk) stream split EP with Rock Jong Il

New Mexico pop-punk band Russian Girlfriends are streaming a brand new split EP with fellow New Mexico punkers Rock Jong Il. The two bands both contribute two kicking tracks to this release.

You can stream the EP below.

The split serves as a follow up to Russian Girlfriend’s 2015 album, All Around, and Rock Jong Il’s 2017 LP, Dictators of Rock. 



The Winter Passing (indie-punk) stream new song “Paper Rabbit” off upcoming EP “Double Exposure”

Irish indie-punk band The Winter Passing have premiered another brand new song called “Paper Rabbit” off of their upcoming EP, Double Exposure. The song is a brazen combination of punk rock grit, alternative, and emo styles, all blended perfectly in unison to create a unique sound that is perfectly embodied by this new track.

You can give it a listen here.

Double Exposure will be released through 6131 Records and Big Scary Monsters on April 21st, 2017 and will serve as a follow-up to the band’s 2015 album, A Different Space of Mind. 



The Bollweevils perform “Predisposition” on Live From The Rock Room

Chicago punks The Bollweevils recently performed “Predisposition” on Live from the Rock Room, and you can watch the video below.

Live from the Rock Room is an ongoing webcast started by Smoking Popes drummer Mike Felumlee, in which he has bands stop by his tiny studio just outside Chicago to play music and chat.

The Bollweevils last released their EP Attack Scene in August 2015 through Underground Communique records.



Gender Roles joins Wiretap Records

Wiretap Records keeps putting out solid releases, their next one isn’t an exception. The LA based label will be re-releasing UK indie-punks Gender Roles‘ debut EP on limited cassette. ‘Planet X-Ray’ is already available for pre-order here.

Head down below to check out Gender Roles’ debut single ‘Skin’.



Western Settings perform unplugged for Punk In Vegas

San Diego punks Western Settings brought out their acoustic guitars for a new Punks In Vegas session. Head down below to watch the boys perform ‘Goodbye’.

Western Settings released its last EP Old Pain just last year.



Gruff punks Coma Commander debut new song ‘The Untold Story Of The Kid In The Back’

Belgian gruff punks Coma Commander have dropped their new Karate Kid inspired song ‘The Untold Story Of The Kid In The Back’. The track is the first single from their upcoming split 7″ with Harsh Realms, out 26th of April via Lost Youth Records and Shield Recordings.

Check out the video for ‘The Untold Story Of The Kid In The Back’ below.