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The Real McKenzies begin recording new album

Posted by hayley on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 6:39 PM (PST)

It looks like The Real McKenzies have just begun working on a new album. Fat Mike posted the following on his twitter account:

Coke-check, whiskey-check, pot-check, meth-check, lyrics-”we’ll get to those later”.. Real Mcenzies start recording new album today in SF!

The Real McKenzies last released “Westwinds” in early 2012.

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A looong time after its theatrical debut, pre-orders for the DVD/Blu-Ray release of “Filmage: The Story of Descendents/ALL” have launched, and you can grab your copies over here.

The disc version of the documentary is set to be released on December 2nd, and it will feature 80 minutes of bonus footage, making its total run time 170 minutes.  Those who can’t wait 2 months will be happy to know a digital version releases tomorrow.

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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 Tonysly.org 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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Good Riddance to begin recording new album this November

Posted by Screeching Bottlerocket on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 12:44 PM (PST)

During a recent interview, Russ Rankin stated that Good Riddance plans to head into the studio to begin recording their long-awaited new album this November. Here’s what Mr. Rankin had to say:

“I am really happy with what we are coming up with and it’s been a lot of fun. I don’t know how I wrote songs before GarageBand on my Mac computer. Being able to sit down with my laptop, plug in my guitar and demo a whole song is incredible. It is awesome. We have about 2 months or so before we go in, we have most of the music down and I have to start getting lyrics and melodies together. It’s going to be fun.”

We’ll keep you posted as more details on the new Good Riddance record come to light. The band’s latest album My Republic was released in 2006 through Fat Wreck Chords.

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Bill Stevenson talks about new Descendents album

Posted by ChrisDude on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 6:10 PM (PST)

It’s been ten years since the Descendents released their last record Cool to Be You, but earlier this week, we reported the band has begun recording a new album, which might be released next year. About the new record, drummer Bill Stevenson tells Phoenix New Times:

“Some [songs] are very engrained in my mind from playing them over a 20- or 30-year time frame. The newer the song, the less second nature it is. I look at it as a challenge for me. I’m 51 now, and to be that physically active and still using a pretty aggressive drumming style, on top of … many quick arrangements with a lot of quick changes, I think it’s good for me. I feel as though this music and everything around this music helps to keep my mind young.”

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A month or so ago, NOFX announced some details for their first Australian tour in four years. Now we know who they’re taking along for the ride.

Support slots will rotate on most shows, and will come from the likes of Frenzal Rhomb (!), Local Resident Failure, The Bennies, Bodyjar, and Army of Champions. Head below to see the show-specific details.

The band’s latest full-length album Self Entitled was released in 2012 through Fat Wreck Chords. They have since released an EP entitled Stoke Extinguisher. As you may recall, Local Resident Failure’s Kye Smith did a note-for-note drum cover of NOFX’s “The Decline” in its entirety. Refresh your memory here. Maybe this on tour guys? Maybe?

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The Flatiners announce winter North American tour dates

Posted by Shawn-Ray Dalinsky on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 3:59 PM (PST)

Toronto’s Flatliners have just announced the rest of their headlining tour dates for 2014, which take them all throughout North America. Check out these new dates, along with their previously announced dates, below.

The Flatliners’ latest full-length album, Dead Language, was released in September 2013 through Fat Wreck Chords.

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“Filmage” to be released digitally, and on Blu-Ray and DVD

Posted by ChrisDude on Monday, September 22, 2014 at 9:40 PM (PST)

It has been announced the Descendents and ALL documentary Filmage will be released digitally next week (September 30th), and on the Blu-Ray and DVD formats this fall. You can visit the film’s website for ordering information, and view the trailer of the documentary below.

To promote Filmage, there will be a “bi-coastal release party” on September 29th in both Brooklyn (Nitehawk Cinema) and L.A. (Downtown Independent). The Brooklyn screening will feature a Q&A with co-director/writer Matt Riggle, while the L.A. event will have a band/filmmaker Q&A moderated by Mark Hoppus of Blink-182. In addition, there will be a special after party in L.A. at Los Globos featuring a live performance by ALL (with both Chad Price and Scott Reynolds) as well as “special guests”.

Descendents just announced that they have begun recording their long-awaited new album, which will be their first since 2004′s Cool to Be You. ALL has not released an album since 2000′s Problematic.

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California punk veterans Lagwagon are streaming a new song entitled “The Cog in the Machine” off their upcoming album Hang.  You can give it a listen below.

Hang is set to be released on October 28th through Fat Wreck Chords. It will be the band’s first full-length in nearly a decade, serving as a follow-up to 2005′s Resolve.

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Descendents begin recording first album since 2004

Posted by ChrisDude on Monday, September 22, 2014 at 6:40 AM (PST)

Bill Stevenson has revealed that the Descendents have begun recording new material for their long-awaited new album, which is likely due for release next year. However, he said that there is no direction that the band is aiming for, explaining:

“We don’t plan things out that way. We’re four songwriters. Everybody brings in their best songs. We play them in such a way that excites us and that’s the way you have it.”

The new Descendents record will be the band’s first since 2004′s Cool to Be You.

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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!

You can give “Understand Me?,” which will be appearing on both the 7-inch and the full-length, a listen down below.  Head over here for 7-inch pre-orders.

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.

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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!

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When asked in a recent interview about the possibility of new 88 Fingers Louie music being released, guitarist Dan Wleklinski (aka Mr. Precision) said there has “been some talk” about new music being recorded, but nothing in currently set in stone.

You can watch the full video interview below, courtesy of our friends at Blank TV.

We’ll keep you all posted if we hear anything about a new 88FL release of some sort.  The legendary punk band got back together late last year for a reunion show at Chicago’s Concord Music Hall, and they have since played a few more shows in the US and Canada.

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NOFX’s Fat Mike talks about “Backstage Passport 2″

Posted by ChrisDude on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 9:13 PM (PST)

In a recent interview, NOFX frontman Fat Mike offered details about the long-awaited sequel to Backstage Passport, a series documenting the band’s life on the road. When asked what was in the works, Mike said:

“We have Backstage Passport 2, which is coming out. We’re working on a deal with Netflix, which should be very cool, exclusive Netflix content. We had Backstage Passport 1, where we went to countries no one ever goes to, snorting ketamine and ecstasy in Singapore, which you’re not supposed to do, Israel, Russia, Indonesia, Philippines. We got in a lot of trouble and made no money. It was a disaster, but it was a lot of fun. This one is more about South America and making up all the shows that got canceled in the riots and also about me being — I’m not gonna say a drug addict, ’cause when I’m off tour I don’t do drugs, but an excessive drug user, and you get to see me at my worst. It was probably the worst night of my life as far as behavior, it was in Monterey, Mexico. It was all on film.”

NOFX’s latest full-length album Self Entitled was released in 2012 through Fat Wreck Chords. They released the EP Stoke Extinguisher that same year.

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Well lookie here, folks. Riot Fest’s tenth anniversary celebration seems to be a gift that keeps on giving…to native Chicagoans, anyway.

The lineup has just been announced for a new Riot Fest show, set to take place in November at the Concord Music Hall. Headlining the gig will be the one-and-only Screeching Weasel, with support from the equally legendary Dwarves and The Queers, as well as someday-legendary Flatfoot 56. This is apparently Ben Weasel and Company’s last show of the year, so jump on it. Details here.

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