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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 7:55 PM (PST) by Kelly McPunxy
Washington DC’s The Split Seconds front man Drew Champion tells us how he got into punk and how it has influenced his life.
I’ve been listening to punk rock my whole life. My Dad was into The Ramones and a lot of alternative rock. I remember hearing Sheena is a Punk rocker in the car when I was a little kid and having it stuck in my head for days. Later on I got into Green Day and Nirvana because all of my friends older siblings were into that stuff. I had no idea they were singing about doing meth and heroin and stuff, I just thought it sounded cool. After I heard Blink 182’s Dammit I started playing guitar. That catchy riff and the chunky palm mutes just hooked me. I got bored of listening to the super radio-friendly pop punk after a few months and started digging down below the mainstream of punk rock. I wasn’t really into the whiny screamo stuff coming out at that time so I ended up getting into DC Dischord bands like Minor Threat and U and not U, and 70’s bands like The Dead Boys and The Buzzcocks.
Punk rock has been really important in shaping my life. The individualism in punk rock taught me to think critically and to distrust groups of people under the influence of bad ideas. The irony is that it’s often the punks whose group think I find myself rejecting. The DIY ethos of punk rock taught me self reliance. I know that nobody is going to just hand something to me and I need to make things happen myself. That’s the Ian MacKaye influence. The democratic streak in punk rock taught me to treat people without regard to race, sex, sexuality, etc. That’s pretty basic but some people seem to have a hard time with that. Finally the minimalism of punk rock taught me to reject fancy and complicated solutions when something simple and solid will get the job done. The way that Johnny Ramone approached guitar is a good way to approach life I think. Just keep it simple and go for it.
The Split Seconds’ upcoming album Center Of Attention, is set to be released on March 10th via Altercation Records.
Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 9:13 AM (PST) by Gina Skidz
The Jukebox Romantics plan to head out on another tour of the U.S. and Europe later in the year, to coincide with the release of a new full-length album. The band anticipates a release date in late spring/early summer, so we will keep you posted on that. They released their last full-length Transmission Down on October 16th, 2015, through Jailhouse Records.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 1:20 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
Philadelphia rock band Dr. Beardface and the Spaceman have released a video for their song “I Need It.”
You can check it out below.
“I Need It” comes from the bands’ upcoming album Here For The Scraps, which is set to be released on May 5th via Altercation Records.
Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 9:32 AM (PST) by Gina Skidz
Altercation Records recently announced the signing of Philadelphia rock band Dr. Beardface and the Spaceman to their label. Don’t let the band name fool you, this female-fronted 5-piece plays a really unique combination of rock tinged with punk, rockabilly, grunge, and 1950s rock n’ roll.
You can stream their 5-track EP called Get Funke, below. We’ll keep you posted on upcoming releases from the band as details are made available.
Oh, and by the way, there should be an accent on “Beardface,” so apparently it’s really pronounced “Beard-fah-SAY.”
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 1:50 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
DC pop punk band The Split Seconds have released a new video for their song “Cutting Out.”
You can check it out below.
“Cutting Out” comes from the bands’ upcoming album Center Of Attention, which is set to be released on March 10th via Altercation Records.
Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 10:25 AM (PST) by Gina Skidz
He will be joined for all the dates by Reverend Todd Seely of the Bruisers and Jeremy Zombii of Zombii. In addition, some friends and label mates from Altercation Records will join him for some of the dates, including members of American Pinup and The Jukebox Romantics.
Trocolla’s debut release, The Stranger, was released on Altercation Records in 2015.
Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 10:30 AM (PST) by Gina Skidz
The event took place in East Durham, NY, and included bands, merch, comedy, and even a brunch at an upstate NY campground. The video shows interviews with Paul Bearer of Sheer Terror, clips of performances, and interviews with attendees. You can find out more info about the event here.
“Go Fuck Yourself” appears on Svetlana’s latest album, 2015’s “Naked Horse Rider,” which was released via Altercation Records.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 6:40 PM (PST) by Kelly McPunxy
Altercation co-owner Travis Myers had this to say:
“We are very excited about signing The Split Seconds, they have a retro punk sound that reminds me of the bands I grew up listening to, almost a hybrid between The Dead Boy’s and the Jam…they also have a modern sensibility that I think will appeal to anyone who likes good rock & roll. We had heard of them through mutual friends in the music business and I had listened to their stuff which I thought was really great, but once I saw them on stage I was sold, The Split Seconds are an act that will be noticed.”
Altercation is planning on a March release for the album which will be immediately followed by a tour down to Austin Texas for Appearances at the South By South West music convention, and numerous tours in 2017.
Lost In Society released their latest album, Modern Illusions, on February 26, 2016 through Handsome Stranger Records.
Monday, June 6, 2016 at 12:25 PM (PST) by rick delaney
The good people over at Upstart Industries, The ones responsible for Upstart Punk Rock Radio, Upstart Fest and Upstart Magazine, are at it once again; This September 9th and 10th they will be holding an all punk weekender that they’ve named the UPSTART ANTISOCIAL CAMPOUT …This event will be held at an old resort in East Durham NY featuring over 30 Punk, Hardcore and Ska bands, comedians, vendors, and even a haunted house…bands will include Sheer Terror, Svetlanas, Big D And The Kids Table, The Dead Boy’s Cheetah Chrome, Mephiskaphiles, Two Fisted Law, New Red Scare, American Pinup and many more…Bands will play all day and all night…this show is all ages and kids under 12 are free!
Attendees may book a room for the weekend at the Blackthorne Resort 518-634-2541 Campsites are also available and campers are welcome.
Tickets are only $20 in Advance for the whole weekend and are available at brownpapertickets.com.
A full list of the acts can be viewed below.
Monday, February 22, 2016 at 9:00 PM (PST) by Supermartinguy
Friday, February 19, 2016 at 12:13 PM (PST) by villagebrown
New York punks Jukebox Romantics are keeping busy as always and have graced us with a new tour announcement. The band is gearing up for a run of shows in March around the east, southern, and northern states.
Check out the full list of dates and locations below.
The band released their latest full-length Transmission Down on October 16th, 2015 through Jailhouse Records.
Russian-Italian punk rockers Svetlanas will take over this coming March for their official 2016 US tour. The band will be doing a special 11-date run, including a stop at this year’s SXSW.
You can see a full list of dates and locations below.
Their last release includes a full length titled Naked Horse Rider, which was released last May via Altercation Records.