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“NYHC: New York Hard Core 1980-1990″ author Tony Rettman North East book tour

Posted by vivalalexy on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 10:35 AM (PST)

Tony Rettman, author of “NYHC: New York Hard Core 1980-1990″ will be doing a small book tour of the North East from November 22nd- December 21st. He will be signing books as well as sharing stories and answering questions. Check below for the full list of dates and locations.

“NYHC: New York Hard Core 1980-1990″ gives a narrative of New York City hardcore based on over 100 interviews of key players in the scene including members from bands such as Agnostic FrontCro-MagsReagan Youth, and Sick of It All. You can order a copy of the book here.

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Braid working on new material

Posted by Kaylee McNeil on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 4:13 PM (PST)

Illinois post-hardcore veterans Braid have just announced that they are working on new material. While we have no specific information on what is to come, we’ll be sure to let you know as details come to light.

The group last released No Coast in July via Topshelf Records, their first full-length release in over 15 years and a follow-up to 1998′s Frame and Canvas.

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Gang of Four announce new album and tour

Posted by Ramones999138 on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 11:36 AM (PST)

British post-punk legends Gang of Four have announced that they will be dropping a new album on February 24th through Metropolis Records. The album is titled What Happens Next, and it is a follow up release to 2011′s Content. The album is also said to feature a variety of guest appearances, which include Alison Mosshart, Herbert Grönemeyer, and Hotei.

In addition to releasing a new album, the band has also announced that they will be hitting the road. You can check out the tour dates and locations below.

Gang of Four’s latest album, Content, was released in January 2011 on Yep Roc Records. We’ll let you guys know more about their upcoming album, What Happens Next, when the details come into light.

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Dropkick Murphys cancel show after tragedy

Posted by Hopeless Romantic on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 7:44 AM (PST)

©Jo M. Wood Photography 2014The Dropkick Murphys canceled the Tulsa date on their current tour after a horrible tragedy occurred while the band was en route from Texas. Based on reports, a man ran out on the highway and was struck and killed by the band’s tour bus. You can read the full statement from the band below. As of now, it seems as though the rest of the tour will continue as planned.

Our thoughts are with all involved.

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Quietdrive announce tracklisting for new album

Posted by Hopeless Romantic on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 7:14 AM (PST)

Minnesota pop punk band Quietdrive have just released the tracklisting for their upcoming album, The Ghost Of What You Used To Be, which is slated to be released on December 16th. Check out the full list below.

The band’s last album, Up Or Down, was released in 2012.

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On December 9th, Angels and Airwaves will release their new album, Dream Walker, along with an animated short called Poet Anderson:  The Dream Walker.  As if that wasn’t enough, the band is also releasing a novel.

You can check out an interview with Angels and Airwaves guitarist and vocalist Tom DeLonge below.  In case you missed it, we previewed a new track off of Dream Walker earlier this week, and you can check that out here.

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Allison Weiss involved in van accident

Posted by JerryLowLife on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 10:39 AM (PST)

Yesterday while traveling from Denver to Salt Lake City, Allison Weiss and her band were involved in a van accident.  After a large gust of wind hit their van, they were sent over a patch of ice and flipped at least 2 times.  Luckily everyone is OK with only minor injuries reported.  You can read a full statement from Allison below.

Allison has set up a PayPal Donations button to help out with hospital bills and to eventually get the band back out and touring again.  Additionally, No Sleep Records is putting 100% of the sales from Allison’s records on Bandcamp towards this fund for the next 72 hours.

Allison Weiss’ latest release was the EP Remember When which was launched in July via No Sleep Records.

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Blabbermouth.net is reporting that Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group, will publish My Damage: 40 Years on The Front Lines of Punk, by Keith Morris with Jim Ruland. The memoir is about the creation of hardcore punk, growing up in Southern California, the punk touring life, building an underground movement, cocaine and alcohol addiction (and overcoming it) by the former or current singer of the legendary bands Black Flag, Circle Jerks and OFF!.

My Damage is due for release in the fall of 2016. Da Capo executive editor Ben Schafer made the deal with Marc Gerald at the The Agency Group.

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Stray From The Path drop off Emmure’s “Eternal Enemies” tour

Posted by Kaylee McNeil on Monday, November 10, 2014 at 3:41 PM (PST)

Long Island hardcore act Stray From The Path have just announced that they are no longer going to be touring with EmmureThe Acacia Strain, Fit For A King, and Kublai Khan on the “Eternal Enemies” tour which launches on November 21st. The group cited mental health and other personal reasons as the cause for this last-minute change.

The group’s rather lengthy message to fans can be read below.

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Silverstein announces new album “I Am Alive In Everything I Touch”

Posted by hayley on Monday, November 10, 2014 at 1:20 PM (PST)

Silverstein has just announced details of their eighth studio album. “I Am Alive In Everything I Touch” will be released this coming spring via Rise Records. No official release date has yet to be announced, so keep checking back for more details.

Silverstein recently announced the 10 year anniversary tour for “Discovering The Waterfront.” They last released ”This Is How The Winds Shift” in 2013 via Hopeless Records.

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Rumor Alert: Refused reportedly working on new album!

Posted by Johnny X on Monday, November 10, 2014 at 11:34 AM (PST)

Well this is potentially very exciting.  Iconic Swedish hardcore punk act Refused just might be putting out a new album in 2015, their first release of new material in 17 years.  At least they are according to an instagram post from …And You Will Know Us By Our Really Fucking Long Band Name bassist Autry Fulbright.  Accompanied with a pic of Refused vocalist Dennis Lyxzen, he writes:

“in austria tonight for the ahoi pop festival weekend along with st. vincent and this guy’s band invsn which he’s doing between finishing vocals for the new refused album that’s coming out next year”

No official announcement has been made from anybody in the Refused camp confirming this alleged new album but we’ll let you know the moment more details surface.

INVSN is Dennis Lyxzen’s post-punk side project that released and album last year on Razor and Tie Records.

Refused broke up in 1998, shortly after the release of their iconic album The Shape of Punk to Come, but reunited in 2012 to play some shows before apparently parting ways again.

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Fat Mike makes up with Australian fan

Posted by Hopeless Romantic on Monday, November 10, 2014 at 7:30 AM (PST)

By now, you’ve heard of the incident between Fat Mike of NOFX and a fan in Australia. Well, it looks like the two have made up beyond Twitter; the fan was invited backstage and given the chance to kick Fat Mike in the shin. Check out the video below.

It looks like both sides are getting the closure they need.

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Seaway have van robbed in San Francisco

Posted by Kaylee McNeil on Friday, November 7, 2014 at 2:59 PM (PST)

Last night at a tour stop in San Francisco, Canadian pop-punk act Seaway had their van broken into. The perpetrators took everything from guitars to personal belongings as well as one member’s passport. If you want to help out the group, they’ve opened a PayPal account for direct donations.

The following is the message from the band:

Last night our van was broken into outside of Slim’s in San Francisco. 2 acoustic guitars, our clothes, personal belongings and 1 passport were stolen. We don’t usually ask for help but this is the second time we’ve been robbed this year and our trailer had broken down the day before which set us back quite a bit. If you would like to help us out feel free to PayPal us any amount of money at seawayband@gmail.com or pick up our new EP on iTunes: geni.us/10cr

Please share this around. Thanks for your support.

- Adam, Andrew, Patrick, Ken, Ryan, Zach

Seaway released their upcoming EP All In My Head on November 4th via Pure Noise Entertainment. This is the group’s debut on Pure Noise, onto which they signed in July.

The group currently is on tour with Four Year StrongTransit, and Such Gold. Upcoming gigs are listed below.

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R.A. (Rude Awakening) to release 7-inch on Black Friday

Posted by Kaylee McNeil on Friday, November 7, 2014 at 1:48 PM (PST)

Bridge Nine Records has just announced that Merrimack Valley (Massachusetts) hardcore act R.A. (Rude Awakening) will be releasing a 7-inch for Record Store Day on Black Friday, November 28th. Only 500 copies will be made available.

The release will feature three tracks in total – a cover of “Why Must They” by Wrecking Crew as well as “Fence Walker” and “Dragging the Anchor” from R.A.’s recent release Collateral Damage, which was launched via Bridge Nine in July.

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Ben Weasel pens essay in response to Fat Mike hitting fan

Posted by Screeching Bottlerocket on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 1:44 PM (PST)

Earlier this week, a video of NOFX frontman Fat Mike punching and kicking a fan who jumped on stage and wrapped an arm around his neck, which evidently was already in a lot of pain that night, went viral. The two have since kissed and made up via Twitter.

Ben Weasel, whose band was dropped by Mike’s label Fat Wreck Chords after he punched an unruly female audience member at SXSW back in 2011, took to social media and posted a lengthy statement on the incident earlier today.

Check it out below if you’ve got as much time on your hands as Ben seems to have.

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