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D.R.I. Announce US Gulf Coast Winter Tour

The legendary crossover thrashers in D.R.I. have announced that they will be hitting the road this November and December. The band will visit a total of fourteen cities along the US Gulf Coast to round out 2018. You can check out all the dates below.

The previous musical release from D.R.I. was the 2015 record, But Wait… There’s More!, which was released on Beer City Skateboards and Records.



Manchester Punk Festival (UK) Reveals First Set of Bands for 2019 Edition

Manchester Punk Festival is quickly becoming the UK’s flagship punk event and by the looks of the first band announcement, the team behind the now full weekender have no intention of bucking that trend in 2019.and

Performing at the festival in April next year will be a host of acts spanning just about every sub genre of punk rock. Ska core, skate punk, hardcore, folk punk, power violence and even post metal are just some of the disparate styles already comprising this early iteration of the final bill.

With previous headliners including Propagandhi, Strike Anywhere, and The Flatliners, those hoping to attend next year will no doubt be eyeing the festival’s social media channels to see who the biggest acts performing at the 2019 edition are.

Whoever they turn out to be, they’ll be joined by the likes of Dead to Me, Doom, King Prawn, Faintest Idea, Consumed, Not on Tour, The Human Project, Svalbard, and Grand Collapse, along with all the other stellar artists featured on the tour poster below.



Boss’ Daughter (Skate Punk) sets off on Rock Bautumn Tour

Our good friend (and so previously dubbed, nomadic, woolly faced fox) Chris Fox and the rest of the gang in Reno based skate punk act Boss’ Daughter are shipping off on their 2018 Rock Bautumn tour this week!

Check out the tour dates above, and pick some tix up here!

His most recent release was the 2017 slamming-self titled-solo album.



7Seconds Tribute Album “Destroy All That Tradition” Being Released

Reno is a city often maligned. Often referred to as a “poor man’s Vegas,” the Northern Nevada town, with a metropolitan population of only about 400,000, has been mocked by everyone from David Sedaris to Amy Schumer, from Seth Meyers to the Muppets. But that semi-regular derision has helped forge an underground music community with underdog perseverance and a strong bond of community throughout the scene.

7Seconds is probably the most famous band ever to come from Reno. The hardcore punk band formed back in 1980 and officially announced their breakup earlier this year. The group’s quick, melodic take on punk rock, along with lyrics preaching unity and tolerance, were a huge influence on two or three generations of musicians in Northern Nevada, Northern California, and throughout the world.

In March, 2018, over the course of just three days, 25 Reno bands showed up at Reno’s Sound Saloon studio, and in less than an hour apiece, each recorded a cover of a 7Seconds song. That’s 25 bands, 25 songs. All those songs are now being released on a double LP collection called Destroy All That Tradition. That title is a lyric from “Walk Together, Rock Together,” arguably 7Seconds’ best-known song, and it’s also a cheeky comment of the whole idea of paying homage.

The project was organized by Clint Neuerburg of the Reno noise rock band Elephant Rifle and prolific Reno musician Chris Fox, whose bands Boss’ Daughter, the Vampirates, and Sucka Punch all appear on the compilation. It’s a diverse set. There’s a nice balance between bands that stick close to the positive hardcore blueprint of 7Seconds—quick rhythms and sing-along hooks—and bands that take the songs far afield in unexpected directions. Among the many highlights: Fall Silent’s metallic rip through “Die Hard,” Hate Recorder’s moody take on “Somebody Help Me Scream,” and Stirr Lightly’s dream pop version of “Walk Together, Rock Together.” There’s also the Sextones’ sitar-laden pop-soul version of “Satyagraha,” Elephant Rifle’s sludgy take on “Anti-Klan,” Slow Wow’s unhinged tear through “We’re Gonna Fight,” and a lot more.

Sales of the compilation will benefit the Holland Project, the all-ages arts organization that embodies 7Seconds’ “rock together” ethos. More than 100 Northern Nevada musicians and engineers worked on the album, and it even features a cover painting by acclaimed Reno painter Ahren Hertel. Preorders are up now, so go reserve a copy and help a great cause! Full band/track listing, below!



Last night Tragedy played a sold out show in Portland, OR – and released a new record too

Fans of Tragedy know the band has a tendency to be a tad mysterious. These guys are punk to the bone. No marketing, no social media; all records self-released. When Tragedy does something, you don’t know it until it’s in your hand. And despite all that silence, their dark and crusty take on hardcore has become one of the most influential sounds of the genre. It bridges the gap between metal and punk, abrasion and melody. It’s at once brutal and musical—and never anything less than intense. For fans of the more extreme edge of the genre, Tragedy is as much of a sound as a band—an oft-imitated progenitor.

Last night, August 31st, the band played a sold out show in their hometown of Portland, OR, where attendees were surprised to see a merch table filled with shirts, stickers, and an album no one had ever seen before. This was Fury—six songs of vein-popping melodic crust available, so far, only on vinyl. Whether this counts as an EP or an LP is up to the readers, but on first listen, it has elements of the band’s doom-stricken Darker Days Ahead as well as the D-Beat of their earlier releases. Some might say this is a return to form, and Fury, is an apt title.

So, there you have it Tragedy fans, if you want the new album, keep a lookout. As of last night, it officially exists.



Ten Foot Pole Hit the Road in Canada for The Music 4 Cancer Tour

The legendary California-based skate punk force that is Ten Foot Pole has just announced The Music 4 Cancer Tour. The run of dates kicks off in September and will feature several stops around Quebec and Ontario, as well as an appearance at the Music 4 Cancer festival on September 15th. They’ll be joined at the event by the likes of Goldfinger, Good Riddance, and Belvedere.

The line-up assembled for the tour comprises of Dennis Jagard, Scott Hallquist, and Chris Del Rio, with Simo Perini joining the ensemble on drums.

You can check out all the dates below.



Don Giovanni Recores launches Kickstarter

New Jersey-based independent label Don Giovanni Records has announced the start of a Kickstarter as a means to “create a bit of financial breathing room for the label.” Their announcement has made it clear that the project is not a fundraiser to help save the label but will allow them to pay off some debts and help them put out more projects.

They have several rewards set up for those willing to participate in the projects. Rewards will include CDs, LPs, posters, tote bags, t-shirts, etc.

Don Giovanni Records has put out albums by such bands as L7, RVIVR, Screaming Females, and The Ergs!, among many others.

Check out their Kickstarter page here.



Boss’ Daughter (Punk) Announces West Coast ‘Bossy Sauce’ Tour

Reno punks, Boss’ Daughter are hitting the road for a month long tour of the West Coast and they want you to come out and see them! We’ve had the pleasure of seeing them live a few times now and we can endorse them, 100%. Until we’ve tried it though, we cannot endorse ‘Bossy Sauce’, whatever that is… Check the dates and stops below and then make plans to go to a show!



“Pick It Up! Ska In The 90s” documentary launches kickstarter campaign

A new documentary being made about ska in the 90s is currently the number one project in Kickstarter’s music section.  The film has already reached it’s goal and is working towards its stretch goals.  If you want to contribute and get some awesome stuff, you can do so here!

Pick It Up! Ska In The 90s will tell the story of ska’s history throughout the first two waves in the 60s and 80s and how the third wave turned ska into an entirely new sound in the 90s and became wildly popular all around the world for a brief moment in music history.  Bands interviewed will include Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake, No Doubt, Save Ferris, Hepcat, Goldfinger, The Aquabats, The Mad Caddies, Fishbone, Sublime, The Toasters, The Specials, and many many more.



Suicidal Tendencies announce Ben Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan) to fill in on upcoming shows

California punk rock icons Suicidal Tendencies announced Ben Weinman of The Dillinger Escape Plan will be filling in on guitar. This is great news for Suicidal fans after the unexpected departure of Jeff Pogan last week due to “personal reasons”.

The Cali legends will continue with their North American tour and you can check out the remaining dates below.



Strung Out announce Craft Beer Partnership with Lucky Luke Brewing

New from Strung Out, the band has announced they have teamed up with Lucky Luke Brewing out of Antelope Valley in Northern Los Angeles County.

From The Toadies’ Rubbernecker Red to Hanson’s MMMhops and… what was that other group again? Strung Out is the latest in the trend of bands and musicians to team up with breweries to try and bring beer-drinking fans a little something special.

Astrolux Golden Ale is expected to be “light, refreshing, crisp, and clean, but pack more punch than your daily drinking beer,” describes Brian Shmitz, the breweries founder, and at 6.1% ABV with Strung Out’s track record for putting out superb tunes, we are all sure hoping it satisfies… Oh, and science is involved in the beer-making as well.

Astrolux is already available in the breweries taproom and select bars and restaurants, with an official release party set for July 21 including a special guest acoustic set by… Can you guess who? It’s Strung Out.

…NOFX! It was NOFX with the other beer. Well, let’s hope we get to enjoy Astrolux Golden Ale a little bit longer. Check out the commercial below.



Andrew Seward rejoins Against Me!

Five years after parting ways with Against Me! after serving as the band’s bass player for more than a decade, Andrew Seward is back in the fold!

In a statement that accompanied the above picture (taken by Joe Leonard) on her Instagram page, band leader Laura Jane Grace reported the news that had been rumored since Seward sat in on a surprise show in Detroit late last month:

As some people may have noticed there’s been some change happening within @againstme recently and the shows we played in Detroit, Cleveland and Lansing a week ago were Andrew’s first shows back with the band in over 5 years. I don’t really know how to succinctly explain the reasons behind this happening so I’m going to pass on trying. All I want to say is that I love Inge, am forever thankful for our time playing together and what I learned from it and wish him nothing but the best in life. Been going through a period of great change in general lately and this is probably not the last time this year I’m going to have to ask that people be understanding of a choice made, there’s no maliciousness behind my intentions, I just gotta go after what I want.
We head back out on tour again last week of July and 1st week of August.

For his part, now-former bassist Inge Johansson, also issued a statement with a similar tone via Instagram:

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: After 5 years, 2 albums and 515 shows I’m no longer a member of Against Me! I had a good run! I was a fan of the band before I joined, and I will always support them. I wish them good luck in the future, and I want to say a big THANK YOU to all of you fans who showed me so much love from day one. I never took that for granted. A lot of you people have reached out to ask me if I’m ok and I appreciate that, but haven’t had time to get back to you all. Life changes, but the music is still in my soul and my heart is always to the left so I consider myself to be in a good place. Much love and respect to you all and I hope to see you soon again!

Against Me! have been busy working on a follow-up to their last full-length, 2016’s Shape Shift With Me. Seward last appeared on 2010’s White Crosses and it’s 2011 follow-up Black Crosses.



NOFX Release Statement About Their Comments on Las Vegas Shooting

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.



The Liabilities’ Vocalist (Punk, UK) Streams World Cup/Suicide Awareness Track “England Get Better”

The vocalist of Bognor Regis-based punk rock band The Liabilities has released a football anthem to raise awareness for suicide and mental health issues. Dan Williams is also hoping to get “England Get Better” to be recognised as England’s official tune for the Russia World Cup 2018.

The band behind the track has been named AELF. There’s a stream of the tune itself as well as a statement from Dan about the song below.



Millencolin working on a new album?

Swedish punk heavyweights Millencolin posted a rather intriguing picture to the band’s various social media platforms last week simply stating “Something’s Cooking”. Now you can read into this what you will, however it’s been a couple of years since we got treated to True Brew so here’s to hoping.

The latest Millencolin release as mentioned above was 2016’s True Brew. Who knows maybe it’s not a new album at all, maybe they were just having fun with eggs, either way stay tuned for more news on what Millencolin has on the stove.