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Racquet Club announce their break-up

So long, Racquet Club; we hardly knew ye!

The LA-based quartet that featured members of myriad other highly-respected bands like The Jealous Sound, Samiam, and Knapsack, announced via their various social media accounts that they’ve decided to call it quits by simply stating: “Still friends forever, thanks for everything.”

In lieu of further parting words, the band left behind three live videos, filmed during their last run through Brooklyn. You can check them out here.

Racquet Club’s debut – and as it turns out final – album was their self-titled 2017 full length, released on Rise Records.



The Dirty Nil release two Led Zeppelin Covers

Ontario-based outfit The Dirty Nil are streaming two Led Zeppelin covers, which comes from their recent Live From Saturday Night Livestream.

You can check out their versions of “Good Times Bad Times” and “Communication Breakdown” below.

The Dirty Nil last released Master Volume on September 14th, 2018 via Dine Alone Records.



Oilmen release video for “Bossgirl”

London, UK based garage (with a saxophone) trio Oilmen have released a video for their track “Bossgirl”. The song is taken from the band’s debut EP, Expect Excellence, which is up for free download from Bandcamp now.

Have a watch below.



New Video: Mercy Union – “Chips And Vics”

Jersey rockers (and personal faves) Mercy Union have got a brand new video for your viewing pleasure. It’s for the track “Chips And Vics,” and it was shot by David Patino and Greg Pallante, the latter of whom also gets photo credit for the image you see above. You can check out the video below.

“Chips And Vics” appears on the band’s debut full length, The Quarry, which was released back on October 19th via the band’s own Mt. Crushmore Records. They’re in the very early stages of a lengthy US tour in direct support of Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Mothers; get dates here!



DS Exclusive: Strange 90’s – A Benefit for Jerry Bryant of JBTV

Friday, March 8th, on the North side of Chicago, almost but not quite directly across the street from Wrigley Field saw a night all about love. Love for Jerry Bryant, love for his creation, JBTV, which ranks the longest running music television program in the US. And by extension love for all those fighting or have fought cancer. Love this night was expressed by two words, “Fuck Cancer.” A chant repeated multiple times throughout one of the city’s most famous music venues, Metro.

Jerry Bryant founded JBTV in 1984 and since that time has been awarded Billboard Music Awards for “Best Local/Regional Alternative Modern Rock Show,” as well as numerous Emmy Awards. Performances are taped in front of a live audience and then broadcast. Green Day and Chicago’s own Smashing Pumpkins were among the countless acts who gained some initial exposure on JBTV. In fact, the latter band made its very first television appearance on JBTV.

On August 20, 2018, JBTV announced that its founder, Bryant, had been diagnosed with Stage 4 Colorectal Cancer. The diagnosis was followed by six months of chemotherapy. And so there was never any doubt that there soon would be a benefit for Jerry Bryant and this one was a joyous celebration of the man who has done so much for music. The MC for the night was Lauren O’Neil, Q101 personality. It was a night to give him thanks. Another chant heard throughout the night was “Jerry, Jerry.” And when the guest of honor took to the stage, he spent the majority off his time urging everyone to take care of their health, get their tests done and most importantly stay positive in the face of a cancer diagnosis.

Bryant urged everyone in attendance to make sure that last action was taken. He did spent his entire time on stage with a huge smile and as JBTV President Michael Harnett told me by email a few days after the show, “Jerry was thrilled by the turnout and the support of the Chicago Music community.” Harnett added his own take on the night, “It was a great evening and event, very pleased.” JBTV’s partner in making this night such a success was the event, Charity Bomb. Harnett of JBTV credited Charity Bomb with having “…produced the great event.”

A few days after the show I spoke with Charity Bomb founder Matthew Leone by email. In 2010, Leone, bass player for Madina Lake, was brutally assaulted in Chicago near his bandmate/twin brother Nathan’s apartment while attempting to help a woman being beaten by her husband. He suffered brain swelling, a broken jaw, a broken nose and a fractured skull, and was in and out of consciousness for several days. His attacker was later acquitted of the resulting attempted murder charge in a bench trial. Leone described the founding of Charity Bomb. “We launched Charity Bomb because I was severely injured a few years back was the recipient of the same magnitude of love and that we were able to procure for Jerry. In my case, the Smashing Pumpkins stepped up and did a benefit show at the Metro for me.”

The brothers Leone and their Madina Lake bandmates also performed at the benefit, and he also related to me the genesis of this particular event. “Greg from Kill Hannah contacted me and asked for help. This occasion exemplifies our purpose for existing, so it was in immediate yes. It should also be stated that Chicago is a very supportive scene. Everyone in the room was either friends or fondly aware of each other.”

After the benefit for Matthew Leone’s recovery, he was inspired to keep it going. “Subsequently we devoted our lives to giving back for that wonderful experience. We have done several shows in Los Angeles and have five in the calendar for a variety of causes and constituents. Namely our Strange 80s annual benefit for mental health sufferers in the music realm.”

Head below to check out our photos and rundown of the truly memorable night.



Simple Creatures (blink-182/All Time Low members) announce first tour dates

Simple Creatures, the new project from Mark Hoppus of blink-182 and Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low have announced their first live dates. The pair will be playing four dates in the US and one in the UK (which can be found above).

Their debut EP ‘Strange Love’ was produced by Zakk Cervini who came up working with John Feldmann and is now in high demand. In case you have not heard either of the singles released so far, the video for the title track (arguably more ‘punk’ sounding than the first single) is streaming below.



Rarity release music video for “Shawinigan”

Toronto-based five-piece Rarity have released a music video for their song “Shawinigan.”  The track from the bands’ upcoming album, The Longest Lonesome, which is set to be released on March 29th.

You can check out the video below.

Rarity last released I Couldn’t Be Weaker on April 15, 2016 via Rise Records.



Stream new The Hold Steady song ‘The Last Time That She Talked To Me’

Veteran rock band The Hold Steady have released another song ‘The Last Time That She Talked To Me’ which is the ninth in a series of single releases from the band over the past 15 months. The song can be downloaded by donating to The K + L Guardian Foundation, a fund set up to benefit the children of Unified Scene founder Mike Van Jura, who died in November 2012.

You can listen to/buy the single below.



FM359 (Mike McColgan, Rick Barton and friends) are back in the studio!

We’ve been sitting on information about this announcement for a little while now, but since it’s Facebook official, we’ll go ahead and spill a few of the beans. FM359 are back!

The band’s frontman Mike McColgan (above, right) has posted a few pictures of he and guitar player Rick Barton (above, left, most recently better known from Continental) holed up with producer Andrew Dickson (above, center) at the latter’s studio in Nashville, Tennessee, where they’re hard at work on a follow-up to their 2014 debut, Truth, Love & Liberty. Yes, that’s right, it’s somehow been more than five years since the duo teamed up with McColgan’s fellow Street Dog Johnny Rioux (who’s currently out on the road as part of another fellow Street Dog’s band, Lenny Lashley’s Gang of One) and a few friends for the release of that album, which mixed folk rock, classic rock, and very traditional (read as: Revolutionary War-era) Americana sounds for one of the most unique albums of that particular year.

A little bird told us that McColgan and Barton and their eventual filled-out lineup are hoping to put out their new album later this year, and to play a handful of shows, probably on the East Coast, when the time comes. Stay tuned, boys and girls!

Truth, Love & Liberty was released on Pirates Press Records in January 2014.

 



Mannequin Pussy (Philadelphia, PA) sign to Epitaph Records

Philadelphia, PA based Mannequin Pussy has signed to Epitaph Records.

The has released two full-length albums so far – 2014’s GP and 2016’s Romantic on Tiny Engines – and has new music “coming soon” via Epitaph. Check out their recent AudioTree session over this way.

Mannequin Pussy will also join Hot Snakes on the road next month through May on the following dates:

Fri/Apr 26- Dallas @ Curtain Club
Sat/Apr 27- Austin TX @ Barracuda
Sun/Apr 28- Houston TX @ Secret Group
Tue/Apr 30- Orlando FL @ The Abby
Wed/May 1- Atlanta GA @ Masquerade – Hell
Thu/May 2- Durham NC @ Motorco
Fri/May 3- Washington DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
Sat/May 4- Jersey City NJ @ White Eagle



Potty Mouth release video for “Liar”

Potty Mouth have released a video for their track “Liar”. The track is taken from their new album ‘SNAFU‘, which came out March 1st on Get Better Records.

Have a watch below – and check out their full March tour schedule.



Taco Mouth (Rock, Nashville) release music video for “The White House”

Nashville rock act Taco Mouth have released a video for their new single, “The White House,” which was released on February 18th.

You can check it out below.

Taco Mouth last released A Deafening Silence in October 2018.



The Dirty Nil release music video for “Pain of Infinity”

Ontario-based outfit The Dirty Nil have released a music video for their song “Pain Of Infinity,” which comes from their last album, Master Volume, that was released on September 14th, 2018 via Dine Alone Records.

You can check it out below.

The Dirty Nil last released Minimum R&B in April 2017 via Fat Wreck Chords and Dine Alone Records.



AFI release video for “Get Dark”

AFI have released a video for “Get Dark”, a track from their EP The Missing Man, which came out back in December.

You can have a watch below.



Alexisonfire return with “Familiar Drugs”

Alexisonfire have returned with their first new music in nine years. The band have been teasing an announcement for the last week or so, and this morning their new single “Familiar Drugs” has been made available on streaming services.

Spotify users can check out the track using the player below.