Motion City Soundtrack front man Justin Courtney Pierre has released his debut solo album, In The Drink, which came out October 12th via Epitaph Records. Justin has also released a music video for the song “Undone” and has announced a few months worth of tour dates starting November 1st. You can check out the video and tour dates below.
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Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 2:00 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 11:15 AM (PST) by Fredric Hall
Day 3 started off rocky. FEAR went on stage play the debut album “FEAR: The Record”in its entirety. Actually, they started the set with “Fuck You, Let’s Rodeo”and “Honor and Obey”from their 1995 album “Have Another Beer with FEAR.” FEAR fans will tell you that the band is, well, not exactly PC, so it was interesting how the crowd will react to the album. Well, no need to worry because singer Lee Ving changed some of the words in certain songs to be a bit more friendly. But self-censorship was only one of the problems with the set, as it seemed the band didn’t do that much practicing, with the guitarist struggling during “Sanatorium”and Ving missed his cue on, well, quite a few songs, actually. A weird thing considering he’s been singing these songs for over thirty years.
By comparison Suicidal Tendencies were the complete opposite. The California thrash punk legends blazed through most of their self-title debut album (they didn’t play “I Want More”) completely annihilating the captive crowd with Mike running back and forth on stage, pumping his fists like a fucking lunatic off his meds. Naturally, with this much going on, one of the larger pits I’ve seen that day formed. Songs from “Fascist Pig” to “I Shot Reagan”were played with such ferocity that you forget singer Mike Muir is in his 50’s. The set ended with Mike bringing kids and adults on stage as he performed the classic “Institutionalized.”
The three-day Riot Fest experience was…good. Not great, but it didn’t suck either. There were some definite peaks and valleys in regards to the performances. Overall, I did enjoy it. Hopefully, they work out the kinks next year.
In the interim, please check out some images from a few of the other Day 3 acts, including Bad Religion, Beach Rats, Bouncing Souls and Alkaline Trio! For more coverage from the festival, check out our stories from Day One and Day Two. As with the last two days, all words by Frederic Hall and all photos by Meredith Goldberg.
Formed over a decade ago in Grand Rapids, Michigan, La Dispute has a firm passion for the concept of music and art as a medium for making new friends. As a result, La Dispute makes (or strives to make) music that is both artistically, technically, and emotionally engaging in hopes of establishing legitimate connections with any and all interested people, while encouraging dialogue between those people and themselves about things in life that truly matter and that truly last. La Dispute also carries a firm passion for the relevance of a live show, both for the bands involved and for the people in attendance, and will go to the grave believing that the environment created when strangers come together despite their differences to celebrate one important thing is invaluable and should not under any circumstances be taken for granted.
As previously announced, La Dispute will release a revamped 10-year anniversary edition of their breakthrough debut full-length Somewhere at the Bottom of the River Between Vega and Altair. Out November 9, 2018 via No Sleep Records, the release boasts re-amped guitars from the original recording files by Grammy-nominated recording vet Will Yip (Code Orange, Circa Survive, The Menzingers), a new mix by Dave Schiffman (Charlie XCX, Trash Talk, Thrice), and was re-mastered by Emily Lazar (Morrissey, Beck, Coldplay). The new version also comes with re-imagined artwork by Corey Purvis.
Touché Amoré played their 1000th show back in February at The Regent Theater in the band’s hometown of Los Angeles to celebrate their 10-year anniversary as a band. The recording of show is to be released as a live album, “10 Years / 1000 Shows at The Regent Theater” on November 2 via Epitaph.
A video of “Flowers and You” from the set is up now. You can watch it below.
We’ve come along way from the days of “Identity Crisis,” punk fans. But to move forward it to progress and Thrice does exactly that on every single one of their releases. Their Epitaph Records debut, “Palms,” is no different, but if they’ve left their punk rock influences a little further in the dust, their angsty spirit is clearly still alive and well.
If you loved this band at any point over the last 20 years you owe it to yourself to give their new release at least one listen below.
Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 3:06 AM (PST) by KCRaniero
Buffalo, New York hardcore rockers Every Time I Die have announced some fall tour dates in honor of their twentieth year as a band. The tour will feature fellow hardcore acts Turnstile, Angel Du$t, and Vein.
The band has also announced the lineup for their second annual “Tid The Season” 1-day festival, which will feature Snapcase, Bouncing Souls, The Menzingers, Knocked Loose, Turnstile, Angel Du$t, Vein, Every Time I Die, and more.
The latest release from Every Time I Die was Low Teens in 2016 via Epitaph Records.
Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 11:18 AM (PST) by jaystone
SF punks Culture Abuse kicked off a two month world tour in Washington, DC, last night. In honor of the event, the band also announced a tag-team giveaway with Fender as a way to try to give someone their first guitar. Here’s Culture Abuse frontman David Kelling:
Sunday, September 2, 2018 at 5:42 AM (PST) by Johnny X
The album was officially released August 31st via Epitaph Records.
Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 5:15 PM (PST) by Chris Ramone
Bad Religion bassist Jay Bentley apparently revealed to the Croatian website Muzika that the band will enter the studio in October to start recording their long-awaited new album for a spring 2019 release.
Jay also stated in the same interview that the band’s recently-released new song “The Kids Are Alt-Right” and that the new album will sound different than that song. Translated by Dying Scene, Jay said, “This is probably different from what I’ve ever heard of this collective. I mean, we only recorded two songs, one that everyone heard and one that does not sound like it.”
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 10:36 AM (PST) by Goldfinger
New York hardcore punks Every Time I Die have announced that they will head out on a 20th anniversary tour. Joining the seasoned vets will be: Turnstile, Angel Du$t and Vein. Keith Buckley had this to say about the lineup for the tour: “We knew that the last headlining tour of our 20th year needed to be memorable and it had to be a lineup as broad-based as our two decades together. In each of these bands, you will find elements of the past, present and future of hardcore and I’m certain there is something in this tour that EVERYONE can vibe with no matter your age or background. If not, you may need to reassess your vibe.”
Check out the full list of dates below.
The latest release for Every Time I Die was 2016’s Low Teens. Tickets for this run of shows are already on sale you can head on over here to grab yours.
Monday, August 20, 2018 at 6:12 AM (PST) by Mike Scott
Thrice are to release “Palms”, the follow up to the 2016 LP “To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere”, on September 14th via Epitaph Records. Ahead of the album, the band have released a lyric video for the synth based single “Only Us”. You can have a watch below.
Various pre-order packages for the album are up now.
Well, well, well…look who’s back with another episode! We almost gave the lads over at DSR credit for a quicker than usual turn around. Then we realized that they didn’t get a god damn interview…. Lucky for you dear listeners, the guys made up for it by adding more news stories and a plethora of new music from some kick ass, emerging punk acts that you probably haven’t heard of yet! In summation: AP and Bob are lazy pieces of human garbage who suck major ass and this episode has TONS of great music and scene news! So, stream it, in all of it’s glory, below!
Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 2:08 PM (PST) by otter272
In celebration of Riot Fest’s annual tradition of inviting landmark names to play their seminal albums front-to-back, we are pleased to announce that the lineup is looking excellent.
Check out the list below!
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 2:30 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
California’s Plague Vendor are streaming their new single, “I Only Speak In Friction.”
You can give it a listen below.
Plague Vendor last released Bloodsweat on March 25th, 2016 via Epitaph Records.