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Manchester Punk Festival release second wave of bands inc. Belvedere, Martha and AOS3

The ever growing Manchester Punk Festival has released its second lineup announcement. The schedule is really shaping up with stand out new additions including skate punk shredders Belvedere and squat punk party dubbers AOS3. You can check out the full lineup below and get all the practical information (including ticket details) you need about the fest at their website.

Manchester Punk Festival is a combined effort from the cities top punk rock promoters. It’s a celebration of punk rock and its diverse sub-genres, over three days in April, 2017.


Bands announced for MPF 2017:
Paint It Black, The Toasters, Belvedere, Martha, AOS3, Ducking Punches, Faintest Idea, Honey Joy, Petrol Girls, BrainDead, Money Left To Burn, The Domestics, Myelin, Grand Collapse, Maid of Ace, Mighty Midgets, Larrakia, Edward In Venice, Shot!, Vitriolic Response, The Living Daylights, Pizzatramp, Fair Do’s, Stoj Snak, Tim Loud, Tragical History Tour, Crywank & A Great Notion.

Pizza Tramp (Wales, UK, thrash-punk) sign to TNS Records and announce album “Blowing Chunks”

UK rapid thrashers Pizza Tramp have signed to the island’s prestigious punk rock label TNS Records. Along with the announcement the band also made public plans to release their full-length record “Blowing Chunks” through TNS on November 11th, 2016. If Pizza Tramp’s live show is anything to go by, this record is going to absolutely slay. Can’t wait!

Bearded Punk Records (Belgium) announces first “Bearded Punk Fest”

Independent punk label Bearded Punk Records from Belgium have announced the lineup, dates and venue for their first festival. The aptly titled “Bearded Punk Fest” will be held at Jh Nootuitgang in Edegem, Belgium, on November 12th and will feature a fully international lineup. All the details of the festival, including tickets , schedules and all the other information you could possibly need can be found over at the Bearded Punk Facebook page.

Boss’ Daughter (Punk) Announces Dates for Maximum Sleepy Time Tour

Punk rock’s least sedintary act, Boss’ Daughter is hitting the road again, this time on the Maximum Sleepy Time Tour! As always, there are a ton of stops all over the US for your listening pleasure. Check out the extensive tour schedule below and go buy ‘em a beer if they’re coming to your ‘hood!

Discharge banned from playing shows in Canada

UK hardcore legends Discharge played their final show in Canada last Wednesday (October 5th) at the at the Rickshaw Theater in Vancouver, British Columbia. On the same day, frontman JJ announced that both he and lead guitarist Bones were detained upon entering the country – whereby JJ was advised that he was permanently banned from entering Canada, the latter explains:

“Well… I’m permanently banned from Canada. Criminal charges from 20 years ago. However they let me in to play the show for a ‘low’ cost of $200 as long as I leave the country after we play. Bones made it in by the skin of his teeth… Tezz / Rainy not allowed back in the USA. Karl Morris ‘Egghead’ from The Exploited, UK Subs etc. will be filling in on bass for us. Doesn’t look like Discharge will ever be allowed back in Canada… so looks like tonight will be our last Canadian show. All USA shows still on… see ya soon!”

The show in Vancouver was actually the first date of the ongoing U.S. tour with Eyehategod. The dates and locations for that tour can be found here.

World/Inferno Friendship Society announce 2016 Halloween party

If one band sound like they’d host a great knees-up, it’s got to be World/Inferno Friendship Society. Lucky for you guys, the band will be doing just that at this year’s edition of their annual Halloween party, ‘Hallowmas’. The event is on October, 31st at the Warsaw in Brooklyn.

World/Inferno Friendship Society’s last released This Packed Funeral in 2014 through Alternative Tentacles.

BarCreeps drop new single, release tour dates and unveil plans for a video

The incredibly enigmatic, London based, supposed supergroup BarCreeps have released their new single “Calico” via Little Rocket Records. After previously streaming the song on the Little Rocket Bandcamp page, the actual release comes with a .pdf booklet and features the B-side “Troll”, which was released earlier this year on a Little Rocket Records compilation.

The mystery band will undoubtedly be unveiling themselves, as tonight marks the first show of a small, four date stretch in the UK that the band has dubbed “Calico Tour 2016″. Check out the tour poster below for dates.

On top of everything, The band has also mentioned the release of a music video for “Calico”, though there was no mention of any particular release date, or any other details for that matter. Classic Barcreeps.

Listen to “Calico” and check out tour dates below.

Little Heart Records owner, Bryan Puckett, passes away

On Sunday, September 25th Bryan Puckett, 35 years old, owner of Little Heart Records passed away. Louisville, Kentucky based multi-genre label boasting of past and current bands such as Knocked Loose, Uh Huh Baby Yeah, On My Honor, Audiostrobelight, Skyscraper Stereo, Everyone Leaves, Kill Matilda, Crewneck, Street Rat and many more. With Little Heart, Puckett offered an artist-friendly structure comprised of open-ended contracts yet sound financial backing. For 11 years He lead a label of over 30 North American bands and with hundreds of releases. Little heart was built on the forgotten mindset that trust, honesty and love only comes back ten fold.

The label being named after his abnormally small heart he was born with. Puckett suffered from numerous ailments such as diabetes, stage 5 kidney failure, high blood pressure, etc. None of which stopped him from catering to bands and making cross country trips to make sure each merch order was fulfilled. With his limited time he offered uncompared opportunity, unforgettable humor and unmatchable loyalty.

Friends and family of all ages are welcome to pay their respects at the Cure Lounge on Saturday, October 8th at 7 p.m. as they take a second to trace back their favorite memories.

Approaching the 11th anniversary friends, family and label staff ensure that the anniversary show will go on to honor the label’s legacy. Again at the Cure Lounge Saturday, November 19th. Past and present bands will gather as the family he single-handedly formed. A night of live performances, a bouncy house and fun for all ages.

Both events are free of charge as Puckett would not have it any other way. Donations will be accepted at both events for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Puckett’s life should be celebrated knowing that good-hearted people willing to give their all for other’s dreams only come once in a great while. He shall be remembered always.

Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong to appear in episode of Comedy Central’s “Drunk History”

I know, right?!

Billie Joe Armstrong will be portraying Charlie Chaplin in an episode of “Drunk History” on Wednesday, October 4th at 10:30 pm E.T. The episode is entitled “Legends”.

To be honest, I think he looks a lot like him, but tell us what you think!

Green Day is dropping a new album this October called “Revolution Radio” through Reprise Records.

If you haven’t done it yet, check out some of the songs off of the new record. You can watch the music  video for “Bang, Bang” here, listen to the title track “Revolution Radio” here, and listen to their third song off the album “Still Breathing” here.

“Revolution Radio” will be their first record in 4 years, serving as a follow-up to 2012′s “¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré!” trilogy.

Unwritten Law (punk, San Diego) hit the road with Pennywise

San Diego’s Unwritten Law will be on a tour of the US with Pennywise this autumn. You can check out the full list of dates below.

Unwritten Law’s latest release was an acoustic collection of tracks, aptly titled “Acoustic”, released via Cyber Tracks in spring 2016.

The Smugglers reuniting for Lookouting at 924 Gilman

Grant Lawrence of Vancouver’s The Smugglers has announced that his band will play their first show in over 12 years at an event scheduled for the historic 924 Gilman venue called “The Lookouting.”

The Berkley, CA show will feature a number of veteran acts from the now-defunct Lookout Records family performing between January 6th and 8th of 2017.

Click below for more information on what the band has been up to since they hung up the cleats.

Riot Fest announces first ever live broadcast from upcoming Chicago dates

Riot Fest organizers have announced that the groundbreaking festival will be sending out a live broadcast to viewers from Douglas Park, the site of the Chicago edition of the festival, Riot Fest & Carnival.

In cahoots with the digital television network UphoricTV, the maiden broadcast is scheduled for 3pm (CST) on September 16th and will continue until September 18th, broadcasting select performances throughout the remainder of the weekend-long festival.

Viewers can watch the select performances via UphoricTV after subscribing to the UbhoricTV Youtube channel here.

In addition to the live performance broadcasts, UphoricTV has partnered with FLOOD Magazine to produce original content, interviews, behind the scenes reports, and more throughout the entire weekend. Exclusive video content can also been seen through UphoricTV’s Facebook and Instagram pages, as well as available as VOD after the festival via UphoricTV’s original video series “Artist Acess” on Verizon’s Go90 and YouTube.

The Riot Fest live broadcast schedule with participating artists will be announced via UphoricTV’s social media accounts on Thursday September 15, with updates throughout the weekend. This broadcast is in partnership with Chicago-based Cobra Productions and the producers of Riot Fest.

May Bee Massive (festival, France) announces lineup for 2017

Europe’s newest punk-rock gathering has started to take shape and is looking like an absolute banger already. May Bee Massive is scheduled to take place on 26th – 29th May, 2017, in Fomperron, France. The festival is the brainchild of Rich Parker and will feature a wide variety of European talent across the weekend. You only need to speak to Rich about May Bee Massive and punk-rock in general for a few minutes to understand his vision and commitment to the event. The aim is to showcase the best in up-and-coming European punk-rock in a safe, eco-friendly space, with a clear emphasis on sustainability and community.

When asked about who was welcome to join the May Bee Massive, Rich simply had the following to say:


Dying Scene will have an exclusive interview with Rich, the man-with-the-plan, in the coming months but for now check out the lineup below or follow the festival on Facebook for up-to-date details.


Thrice Live on BBC Radio 1 Rock Show

Thrice recently performed four tracks live in session for the BBC at their weekly Rock Show on Radio 1. The band played ‘Hurricane’, ‘Stay With Me’, ‘Black Honey’ and ‘The Long Defeat’ in the legendary Maida Vale studios.

You can enjoy their renditions below.

Choking Victim announce reunion show

Brooklyn concert promoters Scenic have announced Choking Victim will be reuniting for a show at the Warsaw in Brooklyn, New York, on October 30th.

The lineup for this show will reportedly consist of frontman Scott “Stza” Sturgeon, bassist Alec Baillie, and drummer Skwert. They will be playing Crack Rock Steady, Squatta’s Paradise, and No Gods, No Managers in their entirety.

For more info on the show, head over here. Tickets go on sale this Friday, September 9th on Ticketfly.