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Ten Foot Pole Hit the Road in Canada for The Music 4 Cancer Tour

The legendary California-based skate punk force that is Ten Foot Pole has just announced The Music 4 Cancer Tour. The run of dates kicks off in September and will feature several stops around Quebec and Ontario, as well as an appearance at the Music 4 Cancer festival on September 15th. They’ll be joined at the event by the likes of Goldfinger, Good Riddance, and Belvedere.

The line-up assembled for the tour comprises of Dennis Jagard, Scott Hallquist, and Chris Del Rio, with Simo Perini joining the ensemble on drums.

You can check out all the dates below.



Don Giovanni Recores launches Kickstarter

New Jersey-based independent label Don Giovanni Records has announced the start of a Kickstarter as a means to “create a bit of financial breathing room for the label.” Their announcement has made it clear that the project is not a fundraiser to help save the label but will allow them to pay off some debts and help them put out more projects.

They have several rewards set up for those willing to participate in the projects. Rewards will include CDs, LPs, posters, tote bags, t-shirts, etc.

Don Giovanni Records has put out albums by such bands as L7, RVIVR, Screaming Females, and The Ergs!, among many others.

Check out their Kickstarter page here.



Boss’ Daughter (Punk) Announces West Coast ‘Bossy Sauce’ Tour

Reno punks, Boss’ Daughter are hitting the road for a month long tour of the West Coast and they want you to come out and see them! We’ve had the pleasure of seeing them live a few times now and we can endorse them, 100%. Until we’ve tried it though, we cannot endorse ‘Bossy Sauce’, whatever that is… Check the dates and stops below and then make plans to go to a show!



“Pick It Up! Ska In The 90s” documentary launches kickstarter campaign

A new documentary being made about ska in the 90s is currently the number one project in Kickstarter’s music section.  The film has already reached it’s goal and is working towards its stretch goals.  If you want to contribute and get some awesome stuff, you can do so here!

Pick It Up! Ska In The 90s will tell the story of ska’s history throughout the first two waves in the 60s and 80s and how the third wave turned ska into an entirely new sound in the 90s and became wildly popular all around the world for a brief moment in music history.  Bands interviewed will include Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake, No Doubt, Save Ferris, Hepcat, Goldfinger, The Aquabats, The Mad Caddies, Fishbone, Sublime, The Toasters, The Specials, and many many more.



Suicidal Tendencies announce Ben Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan) to fill in on upcoming shows

California punk rock icons Suicidal Tendencies announced Ben Weinman of The Dillinger Escape Plan will be filling in on guitar. This is great news for Suicidal fans after the unexpected departure of Jeff Pogan last week due to “personal reasons”.

The Cali legends will continue with their North American tour and you can check out the remaining dates below.



Strung Out announce Craft Beer Partnership with Lucky Luke Brewing

New from Strung Out, the band has announced they have teamed up with Lucky Luke Brewing out of Antelope Valley in Northern Los Angeles County.

From The Toadies’ Rubbernecker Red to Hanson’s MMMhops and… what was that other group again? Strung Out is the latest in the trend of bands and musicians to team up with breweries to try and bring beer-drinking fans a little something special.

Astrolux Golden Ale is expected to be “light, refreshing, crisp, and clean, but pack more punch than your daily drinking beer,” describes Brian Shmitz, the breweries founder, and at 6.1% ABV with Strung Out’s track record for putting out superb tunes, we are all sure hoping it satisfies… Oh, and science is involved in the beer-making as well.

Astrolux is already available in the breweries taproom and select bars and restaurants, with an official release party set for July 21 including a special guest acoustic set by… Can you guess who? It’s Strung Out.

…NOFX! It was NOFX with the other beer. Well, let’s hope we get to enjoy Astrolux Golden Ale a little bit longer. Check out the commercial below.



Andrew Seward rejoins Against Me!

Five years after parting ways with Against Me! after serving as the band’s bass player for more than a decade, Andrew Seward is back in the fold!

In a statement that accompanied the above picture (taken by Joe Leonard) on her Instagram page, band leader Laura Jane Grace reported the news that had been rumored since Seward sat in on a surprise show in Detroit late last month:

As some people may have noticed there’s been some change happening within @againstme recently and the shows we played in Detroit, Cleveland and Lansing a week ago were Andrew’s first shows back with the band in over 5 years. I don’t really know how to succinctly explain the reasons behind this happening so I’m going to pass on trying. All I want to say is that I love Inge, am forever thankful for our time playing together and what I learned from it and wish him nothing but the best in life. Been going through a period of great change in general lately and this is probably not the last time this year I’m going to have to ask that people be understanding of a choice made, there’s no maliciousness behind my intentions, I just gotta go after what I want.
We head back out on tour again last week of July and 1st week of August.

For his part, now-former bassist Inge Johansson, also issued a statement with a similar tone via Instagram:

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: After 5 years, 2 albums and 515 shows I’m no longer a member of Against Me! I had a good run! I was a fan of the band before I joined, and I will always support them. I wish them good luck in the future, and I want to say a big THANK YOU to all of you fans who showed me so much love from day one. I never took that for granted. A lot of you people have reached out to ask me if I’m ok and I appreciate that, but haven’t had time to get back to you all. Life changes, but the music is still in my soul and my heart is always to the left so I consider myself to be in a good place. Much love and respect to you all and I hope to see you soon again!

Against Me! have been busy working on a follow-up to their last full-length, 2016’s Shape Shift With Me. Seward last appeared on 2010’s White Crosses and it’s 2011 follow-up Black Crosses.



NOFX Release Statement About Their Comments on Las Vegas Shooting

If you give anything of a shit about NOFX, you’ll have certainly heard about the hot water they managed to get themselves in recently. For those who somehow missed it, I’ll recap. There’s also a statement from the band themselves below.



The Liabilities’ Vocalist (Punk, UK) Streams World Cup/Suicide Awareness Track “England Get Better”

The vocalist of Bognor Regis-based punk rock band The Liabilities has released a football anthem to raise awareness for suicide and mental health issues. Dan Williams is also hoping to get “England Get Better” to be recognised as England’s official tune for the Russia World Cup 2018.

The band behind the track has been named AELF. There’s a stream of the tune itself as well as a statement from Dan about the song below.



Millencolin working on a new album?

Swedish punk heavyweights Millencolin posted a rather intriguing picture to the band’s various social media platforms last week simply stating “Something’s Cooking”. Now you can read into this what you will, however it’s been a couple of years since we got treated to True Brew so here’s to hoping.

The latest Millencolin release as mentioned above was 2016’s True Brew. Who knows maybe it’s not a new album at all, maybe they were just having fun with eggs, either way stay tuned for more news on what Millencolin has on the stove.



Aerial Salad (Punk, UK) Hit the Road With The Raging Nathans (Punk, OH) in Europe

The UK’s Aerial Salad are heading out on tour with Ohio-based punks The Raging Nathans. The outing will see the two bands hit up 15 stops before arriving at Rebellion Festival in Blackpool, England.

You can check out the full list of dates below. We’ve also included a larger copy of the tour poster too because quite frankly it’s amazing!

Aerial Salad’s latest release was the wildly popular Roach that came out last year. Meanwhile, The Raging Nathans’ equivalent was their 2018  full-length effort Cheap Fame. 

 

 

 



Municipal Waste to Tour the US East Coast

Sewer dwelling thrashers Municipal Waste have announced a short run of tour dates. The six shows will take place down the East Coast of the US this June. You can see if the band will be coming through your town below.

Municipal Waste released their latest record Slime and Punishment in 2017.



Fat Wreck Chords announce “Fat Music For Wrecked People” compilation

Fat Wreck Chords have announced that they will be releasing a new compilation called Fat Music For Wrecked People. Contributions include tracks from NOFX, BadCopBadCop, Mad Caddies, The Last Gang, The Lawrence Arms, and Strung Out. The 7″ comp will feature 6 songs in total, with 3 coming from upcoming unreleased Fat Wreck albums, however, there is no info on which of these bands will be releasing new albums. Track names have also yet to be released. We like surprises anyway, so stay tuned and we will bring you all the details as they come to light.

The album will be available at Fat Mike’s Punk In Drublic Craft Beer and Music Festival. You can keep tabs on the release here.



Hub City Stompers (Ska, NJ) Announce Tour US Tour Dates

New Jersey ska exports Hub City Stompers have announced a short run of tour dates around North America in support of their latest record Hater’s Dozen. Along with a release show and a festival appearance in May, the group will hit up 12 stops over the summer months.

You can check out the full list of tour dates below.



The Mighty Mighty BossToneS announce annual summer fest “The Cranking & Skanking Fest”

Ska legends The Mighty Mighty BossToneS have announced that they will be launching an annual summer festival called “The Cranking & Skanking Fest.” The first edition of the fest will take place at the Worcester Palladium and will include bands like Bouncing Souls, Fishbone, The Planet Smashers, and more.

There will be tons of beer, food, and music – tickets go on sale today at 10AM EST. You can check it out and get more details here.