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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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Me First & The Gimme Gimmes to co-headline December UK tour with The Skints

Posted by vivalalexy on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 9:46 AM (PST)

“This one’s a cover” punk supergroup Me First And The Gimme Gimmes will be co-headlining the Jägermeister UK Music Tour in December with East London, reggae infused up-and-comers, The Skints. Check out the dates and locations of the tour stops below.

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes’ latest album Are We Not Men? We Are Diva! was released on May 13th, 2014 through Fat Wreck Chords.

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San Francisco punk group Swingin’ Utters have just premiered the title track off their upcoming album “Fistful Of Hollow.”

You can check it out below.

The album is due out on November 11th via Fat Wreck Chords.

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Full Set Video: Good Riddance at Alex’s Bar, Long Beach, CA (9/6/14)

Posted by jaystone on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 3:33 PM (PST)

California melodic hardcore group Good Riddance played a couple shows in their home state last week. In case you weren’t lucky enough to make it out, the dudes at Felony Records captured the full Good Riddance set from Saturday (9/6/14) on video. You can check it out below.

As you’re no doubt aware, Good Riddance have been working on new material. Whatever comes of it will be the band’s first full-length since My Republic, which was released in 2006 through Fat Wreck Chords.

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Joey Cape talks about Lagwagon’s upcoming album “Hang”

Posted by Lauren Mills on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 8:09 AM (PST)

Lagwagon frontman Joey Cape talked to RMP Magazine about the band’s upcoming album “Hang.” You can check out an excerpt about what fans can expect from the album below.

Joey Cape: Well, it sounds like a Lagwagon album but maybe it is a little bit more focused on more guitar riffy stuff we used to do in the older days. And there’s a lot less pop on the record, it’s really aggressive and there are the lyrics I wrote over about two years’ time, which sort of make it’s a conceptual record. In loose terms, it’s kind of social commentary on now, what I see. And I’m really happy with it, I mean the most happy I’ve ever been time with any record I ever made. The whole bands is proud of the record and excited to play this record. This thing when you make a good record and you know it, you feel like you can’t wait to play those new songs. Which we’re not doing as we’re waiting to play the songs until the album comes out. It’s almost painful on this tour because maybe at a soundcheck we’re playing one of the new songs but we can’t play them in the set.

You can read the full interview here. 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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While making an appearance at last weekend’s Pouzza Pelouzza in Montreal, Lagwagon of course performed their classic track “Island of Shame.” The good folks at Raw Cut Media were kind enough to catch it on video; check it out below.

As you should certainly be aware, “Island of Shame” appears in its original form on the band’s now two-decades-old album Trashed. We’re sure that you’re also aware of the band’s upcoming album, Hang, due October 28th via Fat Wreck Chords.

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Lagwagon announce U.S. tour with Swingin’ Utters

Posted by ChrisDude on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 7:19 PM (PST)

To promote their long-awaited new album Hang!, California punk veterans Lagwagon will embark on a U.S. tour in November and December with Swingin’ Utters. All the dates and locations are below.

Hang! is due for release on October 28th via Fat Wreck Chords, and will be the band’s first studio album since 2005′s Resolve. Swingin Utters’ are also releasing a new album, titled Fistful of Hollow, on November 11th via Fat Wreck Chords.

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Show Review: Bad Cop/Bad Cop at VLHS in Pomona, CA (8-23-14)

Posted by Hopeless Romantic on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 6:00 PM (PST)

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – Bad Cop/Bad Cop is an up and coming band to watch. I have had the pleasure of seeing these ladies a number of times and their live show keeps getting better and better. Whether they are playing a large festival like Punk Rock Bowling or a small club show in LA, they bring so much energy to the stage. Most recently, I was able to check them out in Pomona, CA at VLHS.

Their smart lyrics and infectious melodies hook you and make you want to dance. Their latest EP, Boss Lady, was released back in April on Fat Wreck Chords and has helped bring them international attention. The band has an active social media presence and have posted recording updates teasing their first full-length. No release date or timeframe yet, but if their EPs are any indication, the album is going to rock.

The show at VLHS was their last US appearance before a European tour (which they are currently on – including some shows with Masked Intruder). The show featured women in punk and Bad Cop/Bad Cop closed the night with their energetic set. During this intimate show, set in a warehouse, they ripped through songs such as “Rodeo,” “Cucumber,” and “Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!” before closing with “Asshole.” The crowd was also lucky enough to hear two new songs – which only makes me more excited for new music and a new album.

I encourage you to check out Bad Cop/Bad Cop if you get the chance and support a great band. Check out the full gallery from their set below!

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Lagwagon reveal tracklist for new album “Hang”

Posted by Screeching Bottlerocket on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 9:37 AM (PST)

California punk veterans Lagwagon have revealed the tracklist for their long-awaited new album Hang. Check it out below, and give the teaser they put up yesterday a listen while you’re at it!

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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Lagwagon post artwork, 15-second teaser for “Hang”

Posted by jaystone on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 3:51 PM (PST)

Rejoice, Lagwagon fans. Then end (of our wait for new material) is nigh!

Today, the fellas unveiled the cover art for their upcoming studio full-length Hang. Check it out above.

Additionally, the band posted another teaser from that very album. Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comment sections.

The long-awaited Hang is due out on October 28th through Fat Wreck Chords. It serves as the follow-up to 2005′s Resolve.

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Swingin’ Utters announce new album “Fistful of Hollow”

Posted by Kaylee McNeil on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 4:07 PM (PST)

San Francisco punk group Swingin’ Utters have just announced that they will be releasing their latest album, Fistful of Hollow, on November 11th via Fat Wreck Chords.

On the upcoming release, band member Darius Koski commented:

I think we’ve made a “different” sounding record for us again, and that’s what we’ve been vying for from day one, so we’re going strong right now, full of ideas and just anxious to keep on with it!

We have no more information on the album itself other than it will synthesize classic punk rock with an “eclectic mix of sounds” and it will feature 15 tracks. We will keep you updated as more details come to light. You can view the artwork for the album above.

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Israeli punk outfit Useless ID might be weaving their way through Europe as we speak, but that didn’t stop one-half of the band from catching up with Out Of The Ordinary while in Munich, Germany. For the occasion, the band played an acoustic version of the track “New Misery.” Check it out below.

“New Misery” appears on the band’s latest full-length, “Symptoms,” which was released back in 2012 on Fat Wreck Chords.

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