Toy Guitar have announced west coast tour dates.
You can check out the tour dates here.
Toy Guitar released In This Mess on January 27th via Fat Wreck Chords.
Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 4:27 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
The fine folks at Fat Wreck Chords have announced they will be releasing a special 10-inch compilation in honor of this year’s edition of Punk Rock Bowling. The record which features 12 tracks from the likes of Good Riddance, Strung Out, Lagwagon, NOFX, and many other Fat favorites will be available exclusively at the Vegas punk fest.
Check out the tracklist below, and stop by the label’s booth at PRB 2015 this weekend to pick up a copy of your own on ‘Put It All On Black’, ‘Bowling Pin’, ‘Craps Table’, ‘Rollin’ Dice’, or ‘Golden Nugget Pool Party’ colored vinyl.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 2:41 PM (PST) by kimofhearts
Celtic punk veterans The Real McKenzies have teamed up with Raw Cut Media to bring us another fun acoustic video. This time it’s of their track, “My Mangy Hound”. Much like their last video, “Yes”, this was shot at the Place des Arts in Montreal, Quebec.
Check out the “rAwcousric” video below.
“My Mangy Hound” is taken from the band’s newest album, Rats In The Burlap, which was released on April 7, through Fat Wreck Chords.
In an awesome turn of events, New Orleans hardcore punks PEARS have signed to Fat Wreck Chords! In addition to re-releasing their beloved debut full-length Go To Prison worldwide on July 24th, Fat will be releasing a brand new album from the band in 2016.
PEARS will also be touring the west coast with Strung Out and Red City Radio later this month. Check out the dates below, and stay tuned for more info on that new record they’re putting out next year!
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 9:42 AM (PST) by Johnny X
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 2:34 PM (PST) by kimofhearts
Punk rock legends The Dwarves have released a video for the track “We Must Have Blood” featuring both live and fan footage. The song is off the band’s 1997 album titled The Dwarves Are Young and Good Looking. Check it out below.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 1:50 PM (PST) by milhouse
The band’s upcoming album “Baby Fat (Act 1)” is a concept album featuring guest appearances from Blag Dahlia of The Dwarves, Roger Manganelli of Less Than Jake, and many others. The work is set to be released in three weeks (May 26th), and will serve as a follow-up to their 2011 “Carnival of Schadenfreude” EP.
Monday, May 4, 2015 at 9:39 AM (PST) by Lauren Mills
Dillinger Four have announced the lineup for their “D4th of July” bash at the Triple Rock in Minneapolis, MN. The event will cover four days from July 4-7 with a lineup including D4 playing along with Against Me!, Toys That Kill, Scared Of Chaka, Off With Their Heads, Tim Barry, Pink Mink, Nato Coles and the Blue Diamond Band as well as other “surprise special guests.”
ickets will be available online May 4, at 12:00 PM CDT at here.
Friday, May 1, 2015 at 1:19 PM (PST) by Gina Skidz
In addition to upcoming U.S. and European tours, Less Than Jake has been busy on social media, particularly Instagram. The band’s handle is LTJVINYLOGRAPHY, and you can currently see a curated list of 100 past band t-shirts. You can also vote for which shirt design will get resurrected and sold again, so go check it out!
If you want to rock your Less Than Jake merch at one of their shows, check out our post about their upcoming tour dates here.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 7:35 AM (PST) by Midwest Punk
Fat Wreck Chords is celebrating 25 years in a big way in 2015, with a loaded lineup for the US Fat Tour 2015: Fat Wrecked For 25 Years. Fat Mike made the announcement Tuesday via a Youtube video. Watch the announcement and check out the dates below.
The cross-country (and Canada) celebration will feature Fat Wreck Chords pillars like NOFX, Lagwagon, and Swingin’ Utters. Other bands include The Flatliners, Masked Intruder, Toy Guitar, and Bad Cop / Bad Cop.
More bands will be added, including surprise bands for the specific shows, so we’ll be sure to keep you updated if/when things change.
Monday, April 27, 2015 at 1:54 PM (PST) by milhouse
It was again like deja-vu as toyGuitar took to the stage April 19th at Thee Parkside in San Francisco. The band had just played there a couple months ago, celebrating the release of their self-titled LP through Fat Wreck Chords. The bands opening for the night definitely set a gritty, garage tone for what was to come. I had never seen opening bands Neon Maniacs, Scraper and La Flingue, but the latter two made fans out of me by the end of their sets. Unfortunately I missed the majority of Neon Maniacs’ set.
La Flingue hails from Marseille, France and their set kind of made me think of Jesse Michael’s band Classics of Love. It’s fast, guitar driven, gritty, and sloppy (in a good way). The band is in your face, and sings in both English and French. They recently released their “Adhésif-chrome zéro-Trois” EP in January of 2014, and you can have a listen here.
San Francisco-based Scraper definitely embraces the garage sound. The music is distorted, and was a great warmer for toyGuitar. You can have a listen to their self-titled LP here.
It was utter happiness as San Francisco’s toyGuitar prepared for their set. I’m a huge fan of the music, and their newest album is killer. The way Jack and Miles rip through guitar riffs is a site to see, it’s almost like Jack is having a seizure he’s moving so quickly. Although she’s sometimes hidden in the back, drummer Rosie Gonce rocks and adds a great fun element to the band.
Have a look at all the shots from the night’s performances below.
Monday, April 27, 2015 at 8:37 AM (PST) by Hopeless Romantic
As many of you are aware, Good Riddance just released their first album in 9 years, titled Peace In Our Time. Over the next couple of months, the band has a string of record release shows on the West Coast and I was fortunate enough to catch the Los Angeles date at the Troubadour.
Seeing Good Riddance at their record release show already makes for an exciting evening, but add amazing opening acts to the bill and you have an unforgettable night. For this first set of record release shows, A Wilhelm Scream and Bad Cop/Bad Cop opened the show, along with Spanish Love Songs on the LA date.
I arrived right as Spanish Love Songs finished up their set, but I liked what I heard. The excitement was palpable as the sold out crowd started to fill up the venue. Up next was one of my new favorite bands, Bad Cop/Bad Cop. They ripped through their set, showcasing some of the new songs off their upcoming debut full length, Not Sorry (out June 16th on Fat Wreck – mark your calendars!). If these songs are any indication, I can already guarantee you that Not Sorry will be on my “best of 2015” list at the end of the year.
Next up was A Wilhelm Scream. I felt like this was a “full circle” moment – I first saw them play my college over 10 years ago, and now I was seeing them on stage at the Troubadour. This band knows how to put on a live show. They brought tons of energy to the stage and the crowd went wild. I was lucky enough to snap a few photos before ducking out of the front of the crowd as people pumped their fists in the air and cheered.
Finally, it was time for the main event. Good Riddance took the stage to power through a 20+ song set, including crowd favorites (such as “United Cigar,” “Weight Of The World,” and “Fertile Fields”) and new tracks off of Peace In Our Time. This new album, out on Fat Wreck, is also a contender for my “best of 2015” list. Even though it’s been 9 years since the last album, some things never change – the band is still as political, powerful, and engaging as always. The sold out crowd was grinning from ear to ear as they sang along with every word. Good Riddance is an amazing band to see live; each song is played with such precision and passion and they inject an energy into the audience. If you have a chance to catch one of their upcoming shows, make sure to get your tickets early and get there to check out the opening acts. As far as the music, here’s to hoping we don’t have to wait until 9 years for the next GR album!
Check out the full gallery from the show below.
Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 12:35 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
In addition to touring North America with Reel Big Fish for the next two months, Gainesville ska-punk staples Less Than Jake have announced they will be heading overseas for a lengthy run of European shows this summer! Check out the full tour itinerary below.
Less Than Jake released their latest album See The Light in November of 2013 through Fat Wreck Chords. They have since released 7″ singles for two tracks from the record – “Do The Math” and “American Idle.”
Lagwagon‘s Joey Cape recently did a pretty cool interview with Noisey in which he ranks Lagwagon’s albums from least favorite to most favorite and provides some pretty cool insight as to his justifications along the way. For any Lagwagon fan its a fantastic read and I recommend you check it out right here.
Lagwagon last released Hang on October 28th through Fat Wreck Chords. It was the band’s first full-length album in nearly a decade, serving as a follow-up to 2005′s Resolve.
Friday, April 24, 2015 at 4:38 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
If you dig the melancholy themes and emotionally charged vocals of bands like Run, Forever and Elway (but mostly Run, Forever) then you're going to love Los Angeles 4 piece Spanish Love Songs. The band just released their debut full-length "Giant Sings The Blues" and I recommend you stream it below (don't miss the song "Concrete"). ----------------------------------