You can check out the dates and locations below.
Lagwagon last released Hang in 2014 via Fat Wreck Chords.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 1:20 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
You can check out the dates and locations below.
Lagwagon last released Hang in 2014 via Fat Wreck Chords.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 12:01 PM (PST) by Goldfinger
With the recent sad news of Rockfest having to file for bankruptcy protection, us Canadians got some good news in the form of Punk In Drublic Fest announcing they would be headed to moose country for some stops next year. Presented by the suddenly polarizing Fat Mike and with stops ranging all the way across this vast nation, every hockey loving, poutine eating, maple syrup blooded Canadian will get a chance to scoot to their nearest major city and check out the craft beer and music festival.
Monday, June 18, 2018 at 8:57 AM (PST) by rick delaney
Fat Wreck Chords stalwarts Mad Caddies are allowing fans to stream all of their latest album. Punk Rocksteady features cover versions of several legendary punk rock tunes from the likes of Propagandhi, Misfits, Lagwagon, Bad Religion, and others. Of course, they’re all delivered with the laid back ska sounds Mad Caddies have become famous for.
You can listen to it all below. Enjoy!
Friday, June 15, 2018 at 12:00 PM (PST) by AnarchoPunk
Formed in Nottingham in 1994, Consumed gained mainstream success when they were signed to Fat Wreck Chords fir the release of Breakfast At Pappas in ’98 and Hit For Six the following year. Since the ’02 release of Pistols at Dawn though, the quartet has gone silent on the release front…until now. A Decade of No is to be the first Consumed release in sixteen years, The six track EP, due out on July 13th will be released on CD and Vinyl thru Umlaut Records and SBAM (three exclusive, unreleased tracks from Pistols at Dawn included with every vinyl order). To celebrate the upcoming release, the band has premiered the debut video for “What Would Cliff Burton Do?”. Stream it until your ears bleed, below!
Friday, June 15, 2018 at 1:22 AM (PST) by forrestcook
The official release date is August 3, 2018. Until then, they’re leaving us with a sample in the form of “Cheese/Where’s My Slice” below.
Monday, June 11, 2018 at 9:34 AM (PST) by rick delaney
Legendary Fat Wreck Chords act Face to Face are allowing fans to stream a track from their latest acoustic album Hold Fast: Acoustic Sessions. The tune is titled “Keep Your Chin Up” and first appeared on the band’s 2016 record Protection.
The below version of “Keep Your Chin Up” is the second track that Face to Face have released from Hold Fast: Acoustic Sessions. The first was a stripped down version of their classic song “Disconnected”.
The full record will be released on July 27, 2018.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 12:03 PM (PST) by Goldfinger
Socal punk legends Face to Face announced earlier this year they were working on a new acoustic record. Hold Fast will be released July 27th via Fat Wreck Chords. The band has spoiled us with the first song off the new album, for long time fans “Disconnected” will always be a favorite, but now we get the softer more stripped down version and it doesn’t disappoint.
Check out the amazing acoustic version of this classic below.
This is the first new release from Face to Face since the 2017 EP Say What You Want. You can catch Face to Face this December playing alongside Flogging Molly at the third annual “Fireball – Fueling the Fire” tour.
Monday, June 4, 2018 at 11:09 AM (PST) by rick delaney
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.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 6:56 PM (PST) by Murderdingus
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 11:00 AM (PST) by jaystone
This should come as not exactly breaking news, but this coming weekend in Las Vegas marks the twentieth installment of Punk Rock Bowling. Created by Stern Brothers of Youth Brigade fame two decades ago, the annual bacchanalian celebration of all things punk rock has grown into a much larger festival than it originally started out as. Yet somehow it has remained true to the the spirit of the scene that spawned it. It remains a must-see destination for punk rockers from not just around the country but around the world. Like, for example, Joey Cape.
The solo artist-slash-Scorpio-slash-Gimme-Gimme-slash-Lagwagon-frontman is not only pulling double duty at the event this year (he’s headlining a solo gig on Friday alongside Tim Barry – limited tickets still available here – and Lagwagon headlines the sold-out Fat Wreck Chords showcase on Saturday), but he’s been in attendance for all but a small handful of Punk Rock Bowling weekends over the last two decades. And while it’s long been a compelling event for Cape even if he’s not playing, he remembers having misgivings in the earliest years about if the concept would take off. “I’ll be honest, I remember the first year or the second year, thinking that “this isn’t going to last!” I didn’t know that it would work. I was definitely skeptical,” he explains. While Vegas has long attracted people from across all walks of life and garnered a well-earned reputation for glitz, glamour, and debauchery, there was something about the derelicts taking over and throwing a bowling party that might be too much for even Sin City to handle. “I just imagined with all those people, that I was going to enjoy (the first installment of PRB) because it was definitely going to be the first and last one of those, you know!” Cape credits not only the Stern brothers for running a great ship, but the location itself for creating a unique environment that keeps the festival working. “It’s all in one area, and it’s in Vegas, which is just the built-in best possible platform. You throw a stone in any direction and there’s a bar or something else to do that’s wild and fun. That place has always been an escape for adults; like a Disneyland for adults. So you couple that with this kind of music, and there’s the simple absurdity of it that works for people.”
There are a handful of milestone events coming rapidly down the ‘pike for Lagwagon this year, although when your band has been in existence for such a long time, there are seemingly no shortage of such milestones to celebrate. The band’s highly-regarded fourth album, Double Plaidinum, somehow turned twenty last year, while its stellar – albeit shorter – follow-up Let’s Talk About Feelings reaches the same milestone this year. Once Cape and his Lagwagon cohorts return from a fairly lengthy European tour in August, there are plans in the works to hopefully celebrate both albums in a meaningful way, and to tie them into an even larger and more meaningful milestone: 2019, you see, marks Lagwagon’s thirtieth year as a band. Kinda.
“Within the band, we kinda go “is it ‘88 or ‘89?” explains Cape. “There was a band in ‘88 that I wasn’t in that was the band I joined. When I joined the band (Section Eight), I started writing songs for the band, and it was enough of a revamp. I like to think (it was) ‘88, but it’s funny, the one other member that was in the band before me, Chris Flippin, The Big Bitch, prefers ‘89.” Because of the somewhat nebulous origin of the band’s initial formation, the band have blown by several milestone anniversaries in the past – their 25th anniversary roughly coincided with the Fat Wreck Chords 25th anniversary tour a few years back, though even that tour came around the label’s actual 26th anniversary – but whatever timeline you go by Cape and his bandmates seem to realize that this milestone is an important one. “You have anniversaries that you’re married every year, and the tenth anniversary of a marriage is a big deal, so the thirtieth anniversary of a band should be celebrated! That’s five assholes trying to get along! And they’re not even having sex!”
Some plans to celebrate the band’s coinciding milestones are still taking shape, but we do know that Lagwagon will perform Let’s Talk About Feelings in its entirety at Fest 17 in Gainesville this coming October. Album-specific shows and tours have become more of the norm for bands of all genres over the last handful of years, and while that might give one initial pause to jump into that fray, there is a special lure to events like that if they’re done the right way. “I love doing it because I think there is a historic time-stamp that coincides with the release of an album,” Cape explains. “We obviously come from a generation where sequence and the entire album matter and have their own feel. That still matters to us, being old men in a day and age where singular songs and Spotify are the norm. I think there’s something really cool about doing it with a band. It takes playing a whole record to really revisit that vibe and that feeling and that climate that the band was in.”
Stay tuned for more on Let’s Talk About Feelings and Double Plaidinum plans in the ramp-up to Lagwagon’s 30ish anniversary in 2019. And who knows..maybe we’ll even get new music before 2019 is up: it has, somehow, been four years since the release of their latest full-length, Hang, after all. “We’ll probably get back in the studio by the end of the year or the beginning of next year, so we are going to actually follow through,” says Cape. “After we made Hang, everybody agreed and said “let’s stop doing this bullshit, let’s get right back on the horse after tour.” Between touring for Hang and touring for Fat Wreck’s 25th, anniversary, that “tour” lasted for a couple years, however. Cape jokes: “we toured for like two years, and at the end of two years it’s like “alright, I’ll see you guys NEVER! I love you guys, but fuck you!!”
Head below to read our full chat with the Joey Cape. We caught up over the phone on the eve of “Lagwagon Day,” and a long, winding, fun conversation ensued, ranging from details on the band’s history to tidbits about new solo material. And let us know if you’re in Vegas for PRB or Gainesville for Fest!
Fat Wreck four-piece Bad Cop/Bad Cop are streaming a music video for their tune “Victoria”. The track deals with issues of dysphoria and struggling against a feeling of self worthlessness. It’s available for your viewing pleasure below.
“Victoria” appears on Bad Cop/Bad Cop’s 2017 record Warriors.
“People want to hear new songs. Our newest record has gotten better reviews than we’ve gotten in over 10 years.”
Of course the “newest record” Mike is referring to is their most recent studio album First Ditch Effort, which was released in October 2016 via Fat Wreck Chords. We’ll keep you posted as more details on new music from NOFX come to light. They released one new song last March “There’s No ‘Too Soon’ If Time Is Relative“.
Monday, May 14, 2018 at 11:23 AM (PST) by rick delaney
Fat Wreck’s ska legends Mad Caddies have announced their touring schedule for this summer. It’s pretty hectic too! The band will be promoting their latest album Punk Rocksteady across the continents of North America and Europe from May right through until mid-August. The record will be officially released on June 15 via their long serving label Fat Wreck Chords.
You can check out all the dates below.
Monday, May 14, 2018 at 9:26 AM (PST) by rick delaney
Strung Out have gone considerably more chilled than we’re used to for their latest release. Black Out The Sky features eight acoustic tracks from the legendary Fat Wreck Chords band. The release is also the first from Strung Out since the departure of their long serving drummer Jordan Burns.
You can listen to Black Out The Sky below. The previous full release from Strung Out was their 2015 effort Transmission.Alpha.Delta.
So technically this is a little bit more of a "re-introducing" spotlight piece as Belgium's Chump actually got their start around 2001. They kicked around the scene for a bit until 2005 then disappeared. Until now. Pulling influences from exactly where you'd expect a European punk act from 2001 to pull from, Chump isn't reinventing the wheel when it comes to melodic skate punk, but they are churning it out with passion and talent, doing the sub-genre serious justice. Give their new EP "Welcome To The Punk Rock Family" here - it's got one of the best instrumental, intro tracks I've heard this year.