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This Is Hardcore announces 2017 lineup

Annual Philadelphia hardcore jaunt This Is Hardcore fest has announced it’s line up for this year’s offering, which takes place July 27th-30th at Electric Factory. Headliners include Madball, Terror, Pulling Teeth, Buried Alive, H2O and Shelter.

The full lineup and break down of days is up on the festival website.



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.



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



Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, Buck-O-Nine & more to play It’s Not Dead Fest 2

The first round of bands playing the 2nd edition of It’s Not Dead Fest has been revealed. The lineup for the California punk festival currently features Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, Buck-O-Nine, Good Riddance, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Mad Caddies, and more.

Check out the full list of bands included in the first announcement below.

It’s Not Dead Fest 2 is set take place on Saturday, August 26th at the Glen Helen Festival Grounds in San Bernardino, CA. Tickets will be available through the festival website starting Monday, March 20th at 9am PDT.



La Escalera Fest 6 announces full lineup

California punk label La Escalera Records has announced the full lineup for the 2017 edition of its annual festival, set to take place in San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico from April 14-16. Bands include Hoist The Colors, Civil War Rust, Problem Daughter, The Bombpops, The Shell Corporation, and more.

You can check out the full lineup for La Escalera Fest 6 below. For additional information and tickets, visit the festival’s official website.



2000 Trees Festival announces lineup feat. The Wonder Years, Slaves, The Front Bottoms, Beach Slang & more

2000 Trees Festival, a yearly 3 day long alternative music festival, has announce an extended lineup featuring some big names. You can find the full poster below.

The announcement includes Slaves, The Front Bottoms, The Wonder Years, Beach Slang, Gnarwolves, Muncie Girls, Apologies, I Have None, Wars, Petrol Girls, Making Monsters and more. The festival takes place in Cheltenham in England from the 6th of July to the 8th. You can find tickets and pricing info here.



El Topo Goes Loco (festival, Beligium) announces final lineup feat. The Siknotes, Antillectual, Acid Snot, and Faintest Idea

Belgium’s El Topo Goes Loco festival have announced the final lineup for their fifth edition. Joining the ska, punk, and reggae extravaganza will be the likes of The Siknotes, Thee Infidels, Acid Snot, Antillectual, Faintest IdeaStraightline and many more. There’s still plenty of tickets left for this year’s party so if you’re interested in attending then just head over to the official Facebook page for all the information you’ll need.

El Topo Goes Loco is held at the end of May, 2017 in Mol, Belgium. For the full lineup of artists, check the poster, visit the festival Facebook page, or take a look at the list below.



Lineups announced for Punk Rock Bowling (Las Vegas) club shows

As though you needed additional excuses to make the annual pilgrimage to Las Vegas for the Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival, the lineups for the club shows should put you over the edge.

Roughly a dozen shows were announced, and the lineups include such varying acts as The Lawrence Arms (and a separate solo appearance by Brendan Kelly), Screw 32, Bad Cop Bad Cop, Vandals, Street Dogs, Off With Their Heads, The Menzingers, The Mr. T Experience, Hepcat, The Scandals and so many more. Head below for the full rundown.

A reminder that the just-announced club shows are in addition to the main festival shows that include Iggy Pop, Bad Religion, Cock Sparrer, and dozens more.

Check out the festival’s official website for all the details.



Tickets on sale for Punk Rock Bowling (Asbury Park)

Alright East Coasters, tickets are officially on sale for the 2017 installment of Punk Rock Bowling East at Asbury Park. Snag those suckers here!

The two-day festival at the Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park takes place June 10th and 11th. The Saturday lineup includes The Specials, Dillinger Four, The Explosion, PUP and more, while the Sunday lineup features headliners NOFX playing alongside the likes of heavyweights like the Buzzcocks, Leftover Crack, the Pietasters, (the New) Darkbuster, Bigwig and more. You can see the full lineup up above.



Groezrock adds Gorilla Biscuits, Cro-Mags and more to this year’s line-up


Belgium’s finest punk festival Groezrock added some tasty new names to it’s line-up yesterday. Gorilla Biscuits, Cro-Mags, Choking Victim, Red City Radio, Swinging’ Utters, Jeff Rosenstock, No Turning Back, Wolf Down, Incendiary, Blood Youth, toyGuitar, Nothington, Mobina Galore, Zebrahead, Boston Manor, Call It Off, Sky Harbor, mewithoutYou, Trade Wind, Arcane Roots, Counterfeit, Cocaine Piss, Brutus, F.O.D. and Young Hearts will all be visiting Meerhout on the 29th or 30th of April.

Tickets for this year’s installment of Groezrock are available here. Previously announced bands playing the festival include Deftones, Parkway Drive, Thrice, Anti-Flag and Pennywise. The full line-up can be found below.



Bad Religion to play to UK shows prior to Rebellion Festival

California punk icons Bad Religion just announced not one but two UK shows that will take place right before their appearance at this year’s Rebellion Festival in Blackpool, which will take place on August 3rd.

The band will play at O2 Forum Kentish Town in London on August 1st and the O2 Academy in Bristol the day after. Tickets for these shows will go on general sale at 9:00 AM this Friday (March 3rd).

Bad Religion recently announced plans to begin writing a new album, due for release later this year or next year. It will be the band’s first studio album since 2013’s True North, and their first one with new members Mike Dimkich (replacing Greg Hetson) on guitar and Jamie Miller (replacing Brooks Wackerman) on drums.



Brufest: Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival announces 2017 lineup

Phoenix based broadcasting and media company 98KUPD has announced their 2017 edition of Brufest Presents – Sabroso: Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival. The festival will take place on April 15th at Fear Farm Festival Grounds in Phoenix, AZ and will see performances by The Offspring, Pennywise, Atreyu, All That Remains, + more.

Along with the musical performances, the fest will also “host over 160 craft beer options from 40 breweries, tacos by Arizona’s best local chefs/restaurants and entertainment by lucha libre style wrestlers.”

Tickets are currently on sale, you can find them and all other information pertaining to the fest here.

 



Rev Fest 2017 lineup announced

Legendary indie label Revelation Records will be celebrating its 30th anniversary with this year’s Rev Fest, which will take place at Aurea Vista in Riverside, California from June 29th to July 2nd. Tickets go on sale next Wednesday (March 1st) at 10 AM PST.

Of course, the festival will include an array of Revelation Records alumnus, such as Gorilla Biscuits, Youth of Today, Judge, Ignite, Burn, Into Another, a partially-reunited CIV and many more. The rest of the lineup can be found here.



Full line-up annouced for 2017 Montebello Rockfest (Iggy Pop, The Offspring, Bad Religion, Pennywise, etc.)

Montebello Rockfest (Formerly Amnesia Rockfest) has finally announced the full lineup for the annual festival’s 2017’s installment and, as usual, it’s pretty awesome. The festival takes place in Montebello, Quebec, from June 22rd-25th. The first two groups to be announced were Rammstein and The Offspring and then it became a waiting game, but it seems the wait was well worth it.

The 2017 lineup includes, but is not limited to: Iggy Pop, Bad Religion, Pennywise, The Specials, Goldfinger, Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake, Anti-Flag, Reverend Horton Heat, Agent Orange, Teenage Bottlerocket, Masked Intruder, Frenzal Rhomb, Face to Face and The Unseen.

Also special tribute bands have been assembled to honor Fugazi, Minor Threat, Sex Pistols, Ramones, Spinal Tap and Twisted Sister. Speaking of Twisted Sister we were very surprised to see Dee Snider’s name on the bill after last year’s fiasco when Snider and his band expressed deep displeasure with the festival; guess it wasn’t that bad after all. Other tributes will be held for a few of the best record labels of all time: Fat Wreck Chords, Hellcat Records, Epitaph and Sub Pop.

Wu-Tang Clan is also on the list this year and although they are not punk or metal this addition seems to make perfect sense. If you have never experienced Canada’s largest rock festival check out some of our coverage from last year HERE.

 



Breakin’ Even Fest announces lineup (Sidekicks, Pkew Pkew Pkew, Restorations, etc)

Washington DC’s, Breakin’ Even Fest 2 recently announced their full lineup for May 5 & 6th @ Songbyrd DC, and this year it’ all ages!

To learn more about the festival check the Breakin’ Even Fest website for tickets and info, or follow them on Facebook.