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Failed fascist ‘counter-protest’ at 0161 Festival (Manchester, UK) results in free pizzas for all

Derry Anti-Fascists have made some rather entertaining claims on their Facebook page following the 0161 Festival held in Manchester, UK this weekend. Apparently, the local fascist contingent, rather than actually show up to oppose the staunchly “anti-fa” crowd’s festivities, decided to resort to classic school-boy tactics. In a move seemingly lifted from either Bart Simpson or Dennis the Menace, the right-wingers called a stack of unwanted pizzas to be delivered to the festival. However, the stunt back-fired as upon hearing the news that it was in fact a prank and coupled with the anti-fascist nature of the festival the delivery driver donated all twenty pizzas to the party. The group’s reaction to the event was simply:


Voodoo Glow Skulls announce California shows

Skacore legends Voodoo Glow Skulls have announced a short run of California shows starting on May 5th. A full list of these dates can be found below.

The band’s latest album “Break the Spell” was released via Smelvis Records in 2012.

Sick Of It All to join Jera On Air (Holland) festival as headliners

Holland’s fastest growing punk/hardcore/metal festival have announced the mighty Sick Of It All will complete their already stellar lineup. The New York based stalwart will join other titans of the scene Pennywise and H2O at the event’s 24th year party in June. A full lineup and ticket information can be found at the Jera On Air website.

Suicidal Tendencies rumored to be joined permanently by Dave Lombardo, South American tour in the works

Rumors are circulating that former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo is now a permanent member of Suicidal Tendencies.

As you may recall, Lombardo joined the band last February on their U.S. tour with Megadeth, and will be back behind the drum kit on their upcoming European tour, which kicks off next month. Sources are now reporting that Lombardo is going to join Suicidal once more on their summer South American tour, which includes one show in São Paulo on July 2nd, with more dates to be announced; this leads to speculation that Lombardo is a permanent member of the band.

Suicidal Tendencies have yet to address the rumors whether drummer Eric Moore (whom Lombardo had replaced on their recent tours) is still a member of the band. Despite his absence from touring, Moore recently teamed up with Suicidal guitarist Nico Santora on the metal side project Lillake, who have an album in the works and just released three new songs (“Killing Game“, “How Becoming“, and “Become“). We’ll keep you posted as more details on Moore or Lombardo’s status in Suicidal come to light.

Suicidal Tendencies recently announced plans to release a new EP and full-length later this year. Their most recent studio album 13 was released in 2013.

Jeff Rosenstock working on new material

According to a social media post this weekend Jeff Rosenstock‘s new record is “gonna make u freak out maaaaaaaan”. You can view a short drum video of his ideas on his Instagram account. Unfortunately there are no concrete details to report as of yet.

The Rebel Spell (Vancouver, hardcore) announce Todd Serious memorial show

Vancouver based harcore outfit The Rebel Spell have announced that they will play a memorial show in honour of their late vocalist Todd Serious. The band released the following statement regarding the show:

“On March 7, 2015 we tragically lost our friend and singer Todd Serious, also known as Todd Jenkins. We miss Todd’s friendship every day. His spirit, voice, energy, thoughts and ideas live on through his songs, and we would like to celebrate those once more.

Join us on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 1739 Venables Street in Vancouver for the Todd Serious Memorial Concert featuring The Rebel Spell.”

Wolves & Wolves & Wolves & Wolves (melodic hardcore) announce spring US tour dates

Melodic hardcore group Wolves & Wolves & Wolves & Wolves have announced a string of tour dates across North America starting at the end of this month. The full list of tour dates can be viewed on their tour poster below. The band are expected to release their second full-length record this summer and fans can expect to hear tracks from “The Cross And The Switchblade” at the live shows.

FREE Music: Onward, Etc.’s “Son of Neptune”

South Dakota acoustic-punk act Onward, etc is offering a free download of the song “Son of Neptune,” which is the good news.  The lousy news is that Rosco Wuestewald is taking some much-needed time off from touring, and essentially putting himself on a bit of a hiatus.  The prolifically touring musician has decided to take the summer off, but he reassures fans that the project is “far from over.”

You can read Rosco’s full statement, which appeared today on his Facebook page, below.

PEARS welcome new bassist Erich Goodyear

New Orleans hardcore punks PEARS have welcomed bassist Erich Goodyear to the band:

Help us welcome our new forever-bass-player, long-term friend, and all-time-badass, ERICH GOODYEAR to the band!
He’s 80 years old, he has no birthday, he has 2 left feet, 2 right hands and was the stunt double for Jackie Chan in all the Rush Hour movies.
We are finally complete.
And you vandal and more LET’S PARTTTTTTYYYYYY!!!!!
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PEARS released Green Star on April 1, 2016 on Fat Wreck Chords. You can listen to a cover of Everclear’s “Chemical Smiles” here. PEARS released their debut album Go To Prison in 2014.

Iron Reagan (crossover/thrash) announce Georgia and Florida shows

The crossover-crustcore semi-supergroup Iron Reagan have announced a short run of dates in the South East kicking off on May 4th. The group said in a press-release that they were taking time out from preparing a new record to show their South Eastern fans some love, admitting that they rarely get to play in that part of the States. They added that they are ‘looking forward to seeing some familiar faces, getting out of the cold and getting back on the road’.

A full list of the shows is available below.

The group’s latest release “The Tyranny of Will” met huge critical acclaim and came out in 2014 on Relapse Records.

88 Fingers Louie team up wtih Sic Waiting to reconquer Southern California

It’s been seventeen years since their last visit but 88 Fingers Louie have announced that they will finally return to Southern California. They will be joined on the road with local skatepunkers Sic Waiting for a four date SoCal-jaunt (below) kicking off in July.

The Fat Wreck Chords institution that is 88 Fingers Louie might have been quiet on the music front since 2009′s live offering “88 Fingers Louie LIVES” but sporadic tours seem to suggest that there’s life in the old dog yet.

Nirvana reunion in the works?

Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic recently spoke to Rolling Stone about collaborating with the likes of Paul McCartney and Beck along his former bandmates, and the possibility of a Nirvana reunion with a replacement for their late singer Kurt Cobain. Novoselic comments:

“These things come up. It’s always fun. We’ll see if there’s anything in the future. I don’t know. I haven’t heard of anything.”

Nirvana “reunited” back in December 2012 and again in 2013, with former Beatles bassist Paul McCartney filling in for Cobain.

DFMK loses instruments, belongings in van fire

Just 2 weeks ago, we posted about DFMK‘s spring tour, and the Tijuana-based punk band now has some unfortunate news.  On March 28th, an oil leak caused their van to catch fire.  Thankfully, the band members and their friends travelling with them all made it out safely, but the van and all of the band’s instruments and gear went up in flames.

The band’s label, La Escalera Records, has launched a fundraising page for those who want to help DFMK get back on the road.  You can check it out here.

Andrew WK announces formation of new political party – The Party Party

Party expert extraordinaire Andrew WK is taking his partying to an entirely new level, by forming an actual political party. The goal of The Party Party is “to remove the disillusioning aspects of politics and just have the party.” It seems it’s all more than just a bit of fun; according to a news release, the relevant paperwork is being filed with the Secretary of State in order to qualify as an actual, legitimate political party.

Andrew says, “This polarizing form of government has contributed to an adversarial mentality among voters and politicians. The binary ‘Us versus Them’, ‘Red versus Blue’, ‘Right versus Left’ mindset has been a perpetual distraction and distorted our shared quest to make tangible improvements to our country and ourselves. Constantly battling and blaming each other has hindered our ability to collectively and individually contribute towards the true destiny of the United States of America: the complete and total liberation of the human spirit.” 

Hear more from Andrew WK on the new party, and check out The Party Party’s first ad below.

The Hempsteadys stream new song, “Charlie Dynamite”

You know what goes great with music?  Beer!  Connecticut reggae-punk act The Hempsteadys know that, too.  Their new single, “Charlie Dynamite,” was released in collaboration with Outer Light Brewing Company’s new Hopsteady Red Rye Pale Ale, which was named after the band.  You can check out the song below.

To further the connection between great tunes and great beer, The Hempsteadys will also join Outer Light for the Tap Takeover Tour, which will include a tasting of Hopsteady and other beers from the brewery, and a performance by The Hempsteadys.  You can also find those dates below.