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Clipwing announces departure of drummer Steve Jowsey

Posted by jaystone on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 6:21 PM (PST)

Bummer news from the Clipwing camp today.

The Winnipeg-based four-piece punk band are now a Winnipeg-based three-piece punk band for the time being; drummer Steve Jowsey has left the band. Here’s the official statement:

It is with a heavy heart and mixed emotions that we announce Steve Jowsey’s last show on drums will be December 27th at the Park Theatre for Mobina Galore’s CD release. 

This is purely amicable and we wish Steve all the best in his future endeavours. Please join us for our first show in many months, and the most important one in a long time.

Clipwing’s first release was their split with French punks, Icons Down!, which was released in July 2013 through The Newform Label.

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Soundsupply release Chris Farren (Fake Problems) artist bundle

Posted by Shawn-Ray Dalinsky on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 4:58 PM (PST)

Soundsupply, a great music bundle site, have released their latest bundle. They have teamed up with punk celebrity Chris Farren (of Fake Problems and Antarctigo Vespucci) to offer 5 digital albums from Farren and his bands for just $10, with all proceeds being donated to NAMI: The National Alliance on Mental Illness. Check out which albums are included in this bundle below, along with a statement from Farren.

The bundle runs through midnight December 26th, so make your purchase soon here.

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Green Day are among the 2015 class of inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Also headed to the hall in 2015 are Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.

Those two bands will be inducted into the hall on April 18th, along with six other artists: Lou Reed, Ringo Starr, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, the “5″ Royales, and Bill Withers.

Bands become eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after their first single. Green Day first released 1,000 Hours in April 1989 through Lookout! Records, making them eligible just this year.

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Useless ID vocalist Yotam Ben Horin, has formed a new band with drummer Simo Perini (ActionMen) and bassist Chris Del Rio (Implants). The band is yet to be named, but they are currently working on songs for their debut full-length, which is due out next year.

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L7 reunion in the works?

Posted by ChrisDude on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 6:08 PM (PST)

Legendary female-fronted alternative punk act L7 have been teasing plans for a reunion with the original lineup, and are asking people to “like” their Facebook page and sign up to their mailing list in order to spread the word. The band writes:

“Greetings People! We want you to know that the love and support you have shown us here on Facebook this year has taken us all a bit by surprise. What started as a simple band page for us to post some archival photos we had been sifting through for an upcoming L7 documentary has turned into a wellspring of enthusiasm for the band. For this WE THANK YOU!

Many of you have asked when we might return for a reunion. Well, it’s been 14 years since our last show, longer if you consider our original line up. But we (Donita, Suzi, Jennifer, and Dee) are hearing you, we are talking about it, and we kinda agree. Why the hell not?

Here’s the situation…

They say to raise a child it takes a village, well to get interest from promoters for L7 to do reunion shows it’s going to take an ARMY. An army of you all. No joke.

Here’s what we need…

We need your continued enthusiasm, your spreading the word by “Sharing” our posts and getting your friends and enemies to “Like” our page.

First and foremost WE NEED YOUR EMAIL ADDRESSES at our new website http://l7theband.com/

We need to reach you all directly. No spam, no problem.

Let’s show ‘em all! Your love and support will make this happen!

For those about to rock, WE SALUTE YOU.

Love, L7 xo”

L7 broke up in 2001 after six albums, and the original lineup last performed together in 1996, when bassist Jennifer Finch left the band.

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Serenity Now announce end of hiatus, Pouzza Fest performance

Posted by Kaylee McNeil on Monday, December 8, 2014 at 4:35 PM (PST)

Toronto folk-punk act Serenity Now have just announced that they have ended their hiatus and that they will be launching their return with a performance at Pouzza Fest.

The group’s hiatus began shortly after they penned a deal with the pop-punk label Infested Records and released their debut album Worst Hits in May of 2013. Shortly after the release, their gear was destroyed in a storm-related flooding incident and their drummer and bassist made the decision to depart the band. However, in addition to announcing the end of their hiatus, they have made it known that Bill Morton (Splitfist) will be joining them on drums.

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Jonny Craig, most recognized from his days as a member of Dance Gavin Dance and Emarosa, has just announced that he will be releasing a collaborative album titled The Blueprint For Going In Circles. The collab with Kyle Lucas and Captain Midnite will officially launch on January 27 via Artery Recordings, but the trio has already released a song from the album, “We Black Hearts Bear The Cross”, which you can listen to below.

Craig recently announced a tour alongside Kyle Lucas, Captain Midnite, and Down With Webster throughout January and February in the United States. You can check out the dates and locations for that tour below.

Jonny Craig’s most recent project is Sacramento rock group Slaves, which released its debut album, Through Art We Are All Equals, in June via Artery.

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The Mahones’ bassist Paul “Cuzo” Mancuso passes away

Posted by jaystone on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 10:08 AM (PST)

Sad news from The Mahones‘ camp this weekend. Paul Mancuso, better known to Mahones fans as Cuzo, their bass player for the last few years has passed away. Cuzo had been with the band off and on since 2012, but had been friends with Katie “Kaboom” McConnell and her husband, frontman Finny McConnell, since the three were teenagers. Today, Katie released a lengthy statement about Cuzo’s passing on the band’s Facebook page. Here’s an excerpt:

This has been, without a doubt, the worst week of my life. I feel like a part of me has been torn out, and the person I like to call to joke about life’s cruel twists and turns, is gone. The guy who always answered his phone “oui bonjour” when I called, who texted me no less than 10 times a day, who held nearly 15 years of inside jokes, family jokes and wonderful memories in the palm of his gentle hand, has left us. I am heartbroken, but I am also grateful. I loved Paul so much. He was my brother’s best friend, and mine as well.

Many, many years ago, as a teenager, I came home to my parents’ house to find my brother and a guy with a Layne Staly haircut playing music in the living room. He was a sweetheart, which was good, because he quickly became a regular fixture at the house. That first night, we ordered chinese food, and talked about music, and I liked him right away. He was so funny. The first time he was invited to Sunday dinner (a weekly open house in my family home, as per the Irish tradition), he showed up in a suit. My brother and I teased him, but he shrugged it off, saying “Hey man, I wore my Sunday best.” He quickly became part of our family.

I was in bed when my brother called the other night. I thought he was phoning to relay an idiotic joke, as per usual. When I heard his voice, I knew something was terribly wrong. I couldn’t believe the news. In that minute, my world was viciously torn apart. It will never be the same.

Cuzo played on The Mahones “Angels and Demons” and “The Hunger and The Fight” albums. Part one of the latter was released in October on Whiskey Devil Records. Part Two follows next year.

Rest easy, Cuzo.

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Jason White (Green Day) diagnosed with tonsil cancer

Posted by Kaylee McNeil on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 2:40 PM (PST)

Green Day guitarist Jason White has just announced the unfortunate news that he has been diagnosed with tonsil cancer. The “fourth member” of Green Day is said to be suffering from a treatable form of the illness and anticipates a full recovery.

The following is the band’s announcement on the news:

We have some news to report regarding our brother Jason White, and wanted you to hear it from us before word spread. Jason recently underwent a routine tonsillectomy, and his doctors discovered a treatable form of tonsil cancer. Thankfully they caught it early and he should make a full and speedy recovery.

Please join us in sending him love and positive healing vibes during this time.

Green Day last released a trilogy of albums entitled ¡Uno!¡Dos! and ¡Tré! in 2012 on Reprise Records, and has teased the potential of something new coming from the band in 2015.

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Delaware post-hardcore outfit Boysetsfire have just announced that they will be releasing their acclaimed fourth studio album, The Misery Index: Notes from the Plague Years, on vinyl in the US – the first time that a vinyl copy of this release has even been launched in the States. The vinyl is slated for release on January 13th, 2015 via Bridge Nine Records.

The Misery Index was originally released in 2006 on Equal Vision Records. If your brain is a little rusty and you can’t remember what tracks are included on this album, you can find them listed below.

Boysetsfire’s latest release was While a Nation Sleeps, launched by Bridge Nine in June 2013. It was their first new album since their reunion.

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Great Cynics announce upcoming album

Posted by Kaylee McNeil on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 5:06 PM (PST)

London’s Great Cynics have just announced some details on a new album. While an official release date has not been announced, they confirm that it will be launched some time in 2015 via Specialist Subject Records.

This news comes as the group announced their tour opening for The Smith Street Band on their upcoming Australia tour, whose dates can be found here.

On the upcoming tour and pending release, enthusiastic frontman Giles Bidder commented:

It’s so awesome to be brought over to Australia by our friends The Smith Street Band. We’re a little band from London and Devon, and we’re going to the other side of the world to tour for five weeks! It’s wild! We’re also just about finished making our new full-length, which will be out in Spring next year on a label we love.

Great Cynics’ last release was a split with Muncie Girls that was released on March 10th through Specialist Subject.

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According to recent reports, Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford is going to have to sit the next two to three weeks out due to a recent injury he sustained… not on the ice, but at a Rise Against show at House of Blues Chicago.

Crawford sustained a lower-body injury (whatever that means) when he “missed a step” on his way out of the show. He’s pretty embarrassed by the incident, and frustrated that he will have to sit out the team’s next few games.

This isn’t the first time the goalie has had to take a medical leave of absence this season. Back in October, he missed six games after sustaining, you guessed it, a lower-body injury. While some Blackhawks fans aren’t very happy he’s injured again, and are voicing their frustration on the band’s Facebook page, others are getting a kick of the ordeal.

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Introducing new Ska and Reggae label Rare Breed Recording Company

Posted by JerryLowLife on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 9:58 AM (PST)

Less Than Jake‘s Vinnie Fiorello has started yet another record label, this time with Westbound Train‘s Obi Fernandez.  The new label is called Rare Breed Recording Company and will be solely focused on releasing music from Ska, Reggae, and Soul acts.

The first product the label will be releasing is a flexi disk subscription in which you will receive a new flexi every other month, totaling six releases over the year.  You can see more information about that here.  Also, you can check out a teaser video for the new label below.

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Florida’s You Blew It! have just announced that they will be releasing their latest EP on January 27, 2015. The EP will be titled Pioneer of Nothing and will be launched via Jade Tree Records.

On the release, singer and guitarist Tanner Jones commented:

It’s hard to put into words the almost insurmountable amount of influence Jade Tree and its catalogue have had on this band. We tried writing songs that felt more liberating, expansive, and dynamic in a way that we hoped would do their oeuvre justice and we’re very happy with the way it came out.

This will serve as a follow-up to the group’s latest EP, You Blue It, which features covers of five songs from Weezer’s classic 1994 debut The Blue Album and was released in July via Topshelf Records.

You Blew It! have also announced their first North American headlining tour, on which they will be supported by Tiny Moving Parts, Rozwell Kid, and Sorority Noise. You can check out when they’re coming to your neck of the woods on the flyer above.

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Turnover finish recording new album

Posted by Hopeless Romantic on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 8:50 AM (PST)

Virginia Beach pop-punk quartet Turnover announced on their Twitter account that they have finished recording their new album. Fans should expect to see this album in 2015 on Run For Cover Records.

Turnover’s latest EP, Blue Dream, was released in August through Broken Rim Records.

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