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Mixtapes frontman Ryan Rockwell has decided to take a short break from playing on this year’s Warped Tour, due to injuries he sustained after being involved in two serious car accidents on the tour. Rockwell posted the following updated on the band’s Facebook page earlier today:

“Hey everyone Ryan here. Two days ago at a Warped Tour stop I was in a car and got cut off and got into a pretty serious car wreck. Aside from some bad injuries I also got a concussion which I didn’t know yet. Fast forward to a day later and I was driving and didn’t realize the concussion and basically blacked out and hit a curb/tree so basically I’m an idiot. My doctor and many people at Warped Tour said not to play because I’m in pretty bad shape right now so as of now Maura, Paul and Boone are playing without me and getting some friends to fill in, I hope to rest for a few days and come back and finish. I go to my doctor tomorrow at home and will let everyone know, everyone please come to warped, sing along, and thanks for all the awesome support, I will see you soon.”

We hope Ryan has a smooth recovery and that he’s able to get back on stage sooner than later.

Mixtapes released their second full-length album Ordinary Silence last June through No Sleep Records, and have since announced plans to go on hiatus after playing The Fest.

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Chaser (L.A. punk) announces reunion show

Posted by GinaVenz on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 2:17 PM (PST)

L.A.’s Chaser ended their 12-year run 2 years ago, but they are reuniting this summer.  Their first show will be September 25th at the Observatory in Orange County with Authority Zero.

In case you need a refresher on their sound, check out their acoustic Dying Scene Session here and listen to some of their past releases on Bandcamp.

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During a recent interview with our friends at Punk In Vegas, Mike Park revealed he has asked Brendan Kelly of Lawrence Arms fame if he’d like to release a children’s album through his kid-friendly label Fun Fun Records.

More specifically, Park stated that he has “already talked to Brendan and he’s on board, but having him actually finish is another story altogether.”

The idea of Brendan Kelly releasing a children’s album is kinda funny to me, but I suppose it’s not that far fetched considering he is a father. Anyway, we’ll keep you posted if this story develops at all.

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If you’re like me and you like to read as much about punk and it’s history as you can, you may enjoy a new book coming out this November.  At 450 pages with over 50 chapters, NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980-1990, will cover the bands, venues, labels, hangouts, and larger-than-life characters that built New York hardcore, based on new interviews with over 100 key historical figures.

The book is being written by Tony Rettman, who has been involved with zines, newspapers, liner notes for bands, as well as being the author for a similar book based on the Detroit scene called Why Be Something That You’re Not: Detroit Hardcore 1979-1985.  The book is being published by Bazillion Points Books.  You can get more information on it over here.

The Front Bottoms planning split EP with Jersey rapper GDP

Posted by jaystone on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 4:52 PM (PST)

Well here’s something…

New Jersey’s The Front Bottoms are teaming up with another Garden State artist to record a split EP this fall. “The Souls?” you ask. Nope. “Gaslight?” you say. Negative. “GDP?” Wait…that’s who you’d pick third?!?

Anyway, yes, in an interview with San Francisco publication Do 415, frontman Brian Sella let slip that The Front Bottoms will be teaming up with Jersey rapper and marijuana aficionado GDP (from the duo Hash Money or #$ for you youngsters) for a split due this fall. Click here to read the full text (the GDP piece is about halfway down).

The Front Bottoms’ latest EP, “Rose,” was released earlier this month on Bar/None Records.

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Davey Havok (AFI) starring in/co-producing new film

Posted by Seth Mattei on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 7:34 AM (PST)

Davey Havok of AFI is slated to co-produce, as well as star in, a new movie that is currently raising money through crowd-funding. The movie is called “The Violent,” and this is the synopsis on its Indiegogo page:

Set in the mid 90s amongst a tight-knit group of punks and skins, “The Violent” follows a teenager in his final year of high school as he is drawn down a path of crime, and must ultimately reconcile his own violent nature, or be consumed by it.

Check out the fundraiser video below, and click here for more info.

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Ryan Young of Off With Their Heads and Brad Lokkesmoe of Dear Landlord are setting out on a bicycle ride from Minneapolis, Minnesota to Denver, Colorado and raising money for Suicide Awareness Voices of Education. Check out Ryan’s video below, and go here to donate to the campaign.

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Boston ska punk veterans Big D and the Kids Table are celebrating the 15th anniversary of their breakthrough album Goodluck. As part of the celebration, the band played the album in its entirety during a hometown show in Boston. Over the course of a month, they will release live video (5 songs a week) from that concert on their YouTube so all fans can relive the experience. The videos will include footage shot by Imagivision Creative Works as well as camera phone shots from fans. Check out the trailer for this anniversary celebration below.

Big D and the Kids Table’s latest, a double album titled Stomp & Stroll, came out in June 2013 through Strictly Rude Records.

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Upstart Fest adds 4 more bands

Posted by Hopeless Romantic on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 6:31 AM (PST)

More bands have been added to the lineup of the 4th Annual Upstart Fest, also known as “The Northeast’s Biggest Punk Rock Party.” If you are planning on checking out this Fest, you can now see Russian hardcore punks Svetlanas, New York punk act Hand The Match, New Jersey’s TV Tramps, and New York ska-punk act Nine Votes Short.

Check out all the Upstart Fest tour dates and locations here.

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Defeater / Alcoa frontman Derek Archambault launched a PledgeMusic campaign less than a week ago to fund a much-needed replacement surgery, which he estimated will set him back approximately $50,000.

As a ‘thank you’ for the fans and friends that have already contributed to the fund which is presently at more than 50%, Archambault is streaming a re-recorded electric version of the track “I Don’t Mind” which will appear on the pledge-funded EP, “Thank You.” Check it out below.

We sincerely hope Derek gets the medical help he needs and that it doesn’t cost him an arm and a leg. Defeater last released Letters Home in July, 2013 through Bridge Nine Records.

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The rad dudes in UK Punk’n Roll act The Hook-Line Riot have recently launched through their Bandcamp a Never Forget Tony Sly t-shirt benefit campaign. All the profits from the sales will go to the Tony Sly Music Foundation For Kids. Check ‘em out and place your orders over here.

Here’s what the band had to say about the project:

“We are working directly with Jonathan Sly and Brigitte Sly on this one. Let’s keep Tony’s name alive and support an awesome charity (pre-order only £9 with a free sticker for the first 50 orders)

The Tony Sly Music Foundation For Kids will help to fund music programs for children. The foundation will establish and maintain a network of musicians and music industry professionals willing to donate talent and time towards musical education.”

As you’re no doubt aware, the gone-but-never-forgotten Tony Sly passed away almost two years ago (July 31, 2012).

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During his recent appearance on Darren Rose Radio, Alkaline Trio guitarist/vocalist Matt Skiba announced he and Mark Hoppus of Blink 182 have started recording an album of kid-friendly punk songs for a new project called The Cereal Killers! One of the songs, which is apparently titled “I Want To Be A Spider,” is about a little boy who wishes he was a spider so he could scare the girls in his class.

Don’t believe me? Head over here to listen to the full interview, in which Skiba also mentions having finished recording a new solo album.

We’ll keep you posted as more details on this sure-to-be-awesome project come to light. Alkaline Trio’s latest album My Shame Is True was last year through Epitaph Records, and Blink 182 recently began working on a new record.

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A few months ago, California folk punker Chuck Ragan and his backing band The Camaraderie announced an art campaign for artists to create an original piece of artwork inspired by the tracks from Ragan’s most recent album Till Midnight. Today we bring you the first installment of the Camaraderie Art Campaign, inspired by the song “Vagabond,” created by Atlanta artist Caleb Morris. Check out the painting below.

Till Midnight was released on March 25th, 2014 through SideOneDummy Records.

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Close Your Eyes replace bassist and vocalist Sonny Vega

Posted by Kaylee McNeil on Monday, July 14, 2014 at 5:04 PM (PST)

Texas melodic hardcore group Close Your Eyes have just announced the replacement of their bassist and vocalist Sonny Vega with Alex Whitten. On the replacement, the band commented:

Sonny and his wife are having a baby and he would like to be home to be a full time husband and dad. We are super happy for Sonny, and it just worked out that a long time friend of the band, Alex Whitten, was finishing college at the same time. So, Alex will be taking Sonny’s place in the band.

The group’s last album featuring Vega was Line in the Sand, which was released on October 29th, 2013 via Victory Records.

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Mike Dirnt (Green Day) producing upcoming indie film

Posted by hayley on Monday, July 14, 2014 at 2:37 PM (PST)

This looks interesting. Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt along with the band’s longtime manager Pat Magnarella are producing the upcoming indie film “Crickets” together.

“Crickets” (from a script by Alfredo Botello, story, by Botello and Jack Umbrella) centers on the relationship of two estranged brothers. One, an aspiring stand-up comic, is dying of a terminal illness. He asks his brother, a depressed office drone, for one last request: to go on stage and perform his material for him to see if he ever really had talent. What he doesn’t reveal, though, is that he has an even bigger surprise in store

No release date for the film has been released just yet but we’ll post more details as they surface. Green Day last released a trilogy of albums entitled “¡Uno!”, ”¡Dos!” and “¡Tré!’ in 2012 on Reprise Records.

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