CF98 – This is Fine

I’m always a little more interested in music when it’s happening in seasonally cold and unfashionable places, so I was pretty excited to receive the link for “This is Fine” and see that CF98 hail from Poland. Proto-punk legend Ian Hunter often spoke of the magic of these parts of the world after touring with Mott the Hoople in the 70s. He noticed that their weekday shows in central parts of Western continents were always packed out with people having a blast, whereas fans often appeared too cool to outwardly enjoy themselves during their more high profile gigs in London, New York, and LA. This was the inspiration for the song “Cleveland Rocks”, which was later covered by Presidents of the United States of America, and became the well known theme song for The Drew Carey Show. Ian referred to Ohio affectionately as “The Poland of America”, making the point that both places were relatively flat and knew how to party. I think what he was getting at was that rock and roll is better when it’s unpretentious and fun, which is something people from these locales are particularly adept at. 

A little Discogs research shows that this is the band’s sixth full length, and that they’ve already been at it nearly 20 years. In every photo of them I’ve come across they appear to be making each other laugh, and genuinely look like old friends. They haven’t run out of ideas for great songs, however, and man are they tight! They have that flawless poppy technical precision that avoids sounding metallic, much like Chad Price era ALL. Albeit with an excellent female vocalist, CF98 sound like a cross between Rad Owl and Vanilla Pod, but comparisons could also be drawn to No Use For a Name in regards to how catchy these songs are. They wouldn’t be out of place stateside on Fat’s roster, or in the UK on Brassneck or Boss Tuneage, both in style and quality of the product. 

The lead off track “Double Sunrise” is one of those songs that not only rips, but also self-references the band, touring, and how much they appreciate what they get to do together. I love songs that do this, much in the same way I enjoy reading autobiographies or watching documentaries about bands I’m interested in. Although on a smaller scale in a song, it gives the listener some buy-in with the characters involved, and ultimately makes you care more about what you’re hearing. Thematically it brings to mind “An Indie Rock Daydream” by Sicko, “Victory Lap” by Riverboat Gamblers, and probably like 50% of all the songs by Bouncing Souls. It’s a great song, and one that’s hard not to put on repeat. 

Thankfully, the album doesn’t let up from there and gives us another 13 rippers over the course of the next half an hour. There really isn’t a skippable track on here, but some other favorites include “Catastrophist”, “Love Is Never Wrong”, and the album closer, “One Day At A Time”. I’d love to get my hands on a physical copy of this one, so here’s to hoping there’s some US distribution

–Zack Akenson

Track Listing:
01 – Intro
02 – Double Sunrise
03 – She Doesn’t Like
04 – Catastrophist
05 – Plot Twist
06 – Clever
07 – Better Than Cocaine
08 – Love Is Never Wrong
09 – Sad But True
10 – I’m So Tired
11 – Fuck You
12 – Infinity Stones
13 – Get Old Nicely
14 – One Day At A Time

CF98

Celebration Summer – Patience In Presence

Celebration Summer hail from Washington DC and the name, one assumes, is a tip of the hat to Husker Du’s seminal “Celebrated Summer” and the Revolution Summer movement from their hometown. Both of which appear to have heavily influenced and helped shape their musical journey. 

I was stoked to hear news of their forthcoming debut long player “Patience in Presence” and when the opportunity to review this one presented itself, I jumped at it. Even in this digital age it can still take what seems like an eternity for music to traverse the huge distance between the U.S. and Scotland, so being late to this particular party means their brilliant debut e.p. “Against the Gun” still features heavily in my current listening.

“Patience in Presence” is a rock-solid collection of eleven tracks that paint a picture of the challenges of living life through these troubled, divided and uncertain times post Trump and post pandemic. The album includes the two choicest cuts from the aforementioned debut e.p. and in this case that’s a good thing as those songs really warrant more attention. The fact that this album is being put out on A-F Records in the U.S should give the band a well-deserved opportunity to reach a much wider audience for this one, and boy do they deserve it. No disrespect to Shield who put out previous releases and are putting out the Album in Europe. 

Musically, there are obvious similarities with Leatherface, Hot Water Music and Tiltwheel  amongst others. The pounding rhythms, melodic bass lines, tight drumming, hooks a plenty and with subtle progression often eschewed in favour of a more angular style which is topped off with poignant lyrics that are times angst ridden, self-doubting, sensitive, full of raw emotion and politically charged and delivered with a fantastic gruff rasping vocal. 

The album kicks off with the title track, the instruments announce themselves one by one and we hear the lyrics of someone feeling trapped and struggling to cope with the burden of a weight on their shoulders unsure when to act, when to stay or when to go. Next up is the more up-tempo “Disconnected” which reminds us of the new normal we lived through when the lifestyles we all took for granted were, at least temporarily, taken from us by a world-wide pandemic and how much we miss and rely on those contacts with family and friends. 

Without letting up we reach my personal favourite, “Bitter End”. This song is about the challenges of trying to make a relationship work rather than giving up and the one that hooked me on first play with its infectious riffs, melodies and sing-a-long chorus, this is Celebration Summer at their absolute best. 

The highlights on this album are many and another notable track is the more melancholy “The Listener” which wouldn’t be out of place with the latter-day Leatherface of The Last and The Stormy Petrel. 

This is quite a long album with only one song coming in at under three minutes and the longest, “Against the Gun” clocking in at just over six minutes. It is six minutes well spent though as we hear how the singer perceives he is viewed by those in society and how that affects his own self esteem but how he won’t blink and back down from it. Is it paranoia or is it real and driven by the divisions in the world we live? 

The Album closes out with an absolutely stellar cover of the Tiltwheel song “Hold my hand to make them go away”. I’m not usually a huge fan of cover versions however Celebration Summer have nailed a couple of notable covers now. 

As huge Leatherface fan this style of music is always going to appeal to me so this album was always going to get a solid rating from me and this is a solid 8/10 and probably my favourite album of the year so far and I hope to see them over touring the UK on the back of this release.  

1.  Patience In Presence 4:05
2.  Disconnected 3:20 
3.  Bitter End 3:17 
4.  Silly Me 3:33 
5.  The Listener 4:02 
6.  Fraud 2:34 
7.  Resin 3:00 
8.  Take My Love 3:17 
9.  Against The Gun 6:22 
10. A Good Year to Forget 3:46 
11. Hold My Hand to Make Them Go Away 4:25 

Patience In Presence is due for release in the U.S. on A-F records later on this month with limited edition vinyl release in some lovely colours to follow mid-October. For those in Europe the vinyl on Shield Recordings has been delayed and is on pre-order for dispatch in December.  

I’m off now to order my copy.  

~Dave W.

Trashed Ambulance – Future Considerations

Artwork and layout by Samuel Lucas

Checkout Future Considerations, the third release from Trashed Ambulance. It’s out now on Thousand Island Records. So welcome to 12 punk rock tracks with no shortage of melody and pop songwriting sensibilities.

Hailing from Red Deer, AB, Canada Future Considerations is the first album with the current lineup. According to the bandcamp blurb, it’s ” Inspired by the likes of Pulley, Face to Face, and the Flatliners, Trashed worked with Casey Lewis from Belvedere to bring the world 33 minutes of angry yet hopeful punk anthems!”

This is a solid, well recorded punk rock album. The tracks are mid to uptempo and hover mostly below the three minute mark, as they should. Hit up their bandcamp page and check ’em out. It’s good stuff.

Cheers!
Jerry Actually

Tracks:

  1. 56 02:04
  2. Menace 02:53
  3. Ecnalubma 01:26
  4. Stalk in the Park (featuring Robbie Morön and Émilie Plamondon) 03:04
  5. Bottleneck (featuring Alex Goldfarb) 02:26
  6. Blip on the Radar 03:33
  7. Gumshoes 02:00
  8. Filtered 03:11
  9. Melting Pot 02:27
  10. Hopeless 02:40
  11. Tyrants 01:54
  12. Next Door to Nothing (featuring Chris Kreuger) 05:34

Street Punk Veterans THE CASUALTIES Unleash Hell On Their THRASH BASH 2022 TOUR!

Street Punk Veterans THE CASUALTIES Unleash Hell On Their THRASH BASH 2022 TOUR!

Los Angeles, CA – The Casualties have long been known for being one of the most raucous and rowdy punk rock bands around today. Their live performances always teeter on the edge of chaos but the band – which consists of vocalist David Rodriguez, Jake Kolatis on guitar, Marc Eggers on drums and Rick Lopez on bass – is somehow able to keep things under just enough control to deliver their anti-fascist, anti-authoritarian, pro-real punk rock message loud and clear!

Fresh off their All Out Tour II, The Casualties are returning to the road for a series of select dates on the east coast. Be sure to catch the band’s special opener for the Canadian leg, power trio Deadwolff!

TOUR DATES:

Aug 31 – Tulsa, OK – Mercury Lounge

Sept 1 – Memphis, TN – The Hi Tone

Sept 2 – Cookeville, TN – Muddy Roots

Sept 3 – Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern

Sept 6 – Dayton, OH – Blind Bob’s

Sept 7 – Cleveland, OH – The Grog Shop

Sept 8 – Rochester, NY – Photocity Music Hall

Sept 9 – Montauk, NY – Memory Hotel

Sept 10 – Scranton, PA – Camp Punksylvania

Sept 11 – Teaneck, NJ – Debonair Music Hall

Oct 7 – Peterborough ON – The Reddog 

Oct 8 – Kingston ON – Overtime

Oct 9 – Montreal QC – Piranha Bar

Oct 11 – Quebec City QC – La Source

Oct 12 – Trois Riviers – L’entite

Oct 14 – Toronto ON – Hard Luck

Oct 15 – St. Catharine’s ON – The Warehouse

For more info, visit: https://linktr.ee/TheCasualties

Order CD/Vinyl of Until Death – Studio Sessions: https://cleorecs.com/store/?s=casualties+until+death&post_type=product

Beach Rats – Debut Album ‘Rat Beat’ Out Today

Beach Rats (ft. Members of Bouncing Souls, Bad Religion, Minor Threat and Lifetime)

Share Riotous Debut Album ‘Rat Beat’ Out Today

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WATCH The Music Video For “Bike’s Out”

Press Kit

“fast, snotty old-school melodic hardcore… even if these are middle-aged guys with decades in the game, they still bring that fired-up teenage rage” – Stereogum

a melodic hardcore ripper that sounds like the exact middle ground between Lifetime and Minor Threat” – Brooklyn Vegan

Today, Beach Rats drop their debut album Rat Beat via Epitaph Records. An impressive lineup of punk rock lifers, the band is comprised of vocalist Ari Katz (Lifetime,) guitarist Pete Steinkopf (Bouncing Souls,) bassist Bryan Keinlen (Bouncing Souls,) guitarist Brian Baker (Bad Religion, Minor Threat) & Danny Windas on drums. Not wanting to take themselves too seriously, the band formed merely over a love of the genre. These are veterans of hardcore punk having fun and trying replicate the feeling and sound of what it was like to make punk music in the 80’s.

You’re gonna get authentic punk and hardcore from BEACH RATS because we are all from the 80’s,” Bryan Kienlen comments. “It’s literally taking it back to some of our biggest influences like Negative Approach and Poison Idea, and of course, Minor Threat.”

LISTEN TO “RAT BEAT” HERE

Beach Rats came to be as each member found themselves settled in the beach community of Asbury Park, New Jersey. The crew started up when Pete, Bryan and Ari performed punk covers together for the first time at the funeral for Vision front man, Dave Franklin. After releasing an EP in 2018 and performing a slew of high-energy shows, the global pandemic gave the band a reason to get back to recording. The majority of the songs on Rat Beat were conceptualized and rehearsed in the basement of Brian Baker’s home and then tracked by Eric Bennett at Lakehouse Studios in only one day.

Baker recalls, “We’d go down in the basement, put on masks, open the windows and we could play – within CDC guidelines! We couldn’t go to dinner at each other’s houses but we could practice.” 

From the kick-off of “Bikes Out” and “Dress for Sick Sesh” to the roughshod melodicism of “Clorox Boys” or “Heavy Conversation” Rat Beat is an in-the moment snapshot of the five members’ distinct styles with no self-editing or second guessing. “The song ‘Summer’s End’ sums up a lot of what was going on for us when we were recording,” admits Ari Katz. “It was the end of the season which coincided with a lot of things that were ending in my life. It was fun to weave in that kind of imagery. Closing the beach, the town, switching over from the summer people to the faces you see in the winter and how that mirrors what was going on personally. In that sort of in-the-moment-ness of BEACH RATS, there’s an undeniable honesty.”

Beach Rats by Matthew Gere

“Rat Beat” Tracklist

  1. Bikes Out! 
  2. Dress for Sick Sesh 
  3. Heavy Conversation 
  4. Rat Beat 
  5. Summers End 
  6. Saturday 
  7. Clorox Boys 
  8. Wordz 
  9. Blown to Bits
  10. She Was a Goner 
  11. Beach Talk 
  12. Fuck You Dad 

Handheld – “A Canadian Tragedy”

Handheld are a friendly looking punk band from Kitchener, Ontario. When I saw their picture I thought to myself, “They seem fine”. After seeing the music video for “Leaving Candyland,” off their forthcoming album, that feeling only intensified. Before we get into the music, the band, and the history of Kitchener formerly being called Berlin before anti-German sentiment during World War I resulted in changing the name to a former British field marshal (we might not actually get to that part), let’s talk about this amazing music video in greater detail. 

Both the song and the video pay homage to the peerless John Candy, who is a Canadian treasure of the highest order. If you don’t love John Candy, then you’re a bad person who hates punk, and must only be here for those stupid Google ads about that company who makes tech fiber cargo shorts with knife holsters. This video brings back to life many of John Candy’s best roles, with the band dressing up as Barf from Spaceballs, Uncle Buck, Del from Planes, Train, and Automobiles, and more. Famous scenes from these seminal films are reenacted, but with guitars. It’s well done, and a lot of fun to watch. The song itself is catchy early Fat style punk that should appeal to anyone who snowboarded with blue hair in the 90s. In particular I hear the first two Strung Out albums, but with some Blink 182 in there as well. It’s got the young goofiness of the latter, but also there are multiple kick drums firing off at rapid speed the whole time, bits of metallic noodling, and tons of dudes going, “Aaahhhh, laaahhh”. I think if you like either of those bands, you’ll like this record too. It’s got a lot of good things going for it. John Candy for one, it’s a comeback album (their first in 14 years, which I love), and they’re from non-Toronto Ontario, which has churned out some of the best punk rock the world has ever known.  

These guys seem like they’re having a good time and actually like each other, which is something that always translates well into the music. Look at Oasis for example, they’re terrible. I bet catching Handheld live in their hometown, especially after a long hiatus, is not a bad way to spend a night out in Kitchener.

–Zack Akenson

Soul Glo Share Music Video for Gold Chain Punk

SOUL GLO 

SHARE MUSIC VIDEO FOR

“GOLD CHAIN PUNK (WHOGONBEATMYASS?)”

FROM ACCLAIMED ALBUM

DIASPORA PROBLEMS  

TOUR WITH SHOW ME THE BODY STARTS 7/10,

 SHOW WITH MCR + TURNSTILE ON 8/26

Press Kit

[Gold Chain Punk] finds freedom in nihilism and something almost like joy in the idea that if people will try to punish you anyway, you may as well do whatever the fuck you want “- Consequence #11 of 50 Best Songs Of The Year So Far

“On their groundbreaking new album, the Philadelphia hardcore group mixes actionable rhetoric, absurdist humor, and breathtaking vulnerability like no band before them” – Pitchfork ‘Best New Music’

“It’s the album I’ve gone to over and over again to fill my soul back up when I’m depleted” – NPR

 “One of the most thrillingly thrashy, brilliantly based, and convincingly punk hardcore albums in years” – SPIN

“Hardcore can sometimes be a formulaic thing, and it can also be an oppressively white thing, but Soul Glo push back hard against the idea that it has to be either”- Stereogum 

“It’s the most breath-snatchingly thrilling and brain-nourishingly on-point hardcore album not just of 2022, but also in recent memory” – Revolver

Soul Glo has had a whirlwind year so far with no plans of coming up for air. Hot on the heels of their freshly released album ‘Diaspora Problems’, today they share the music video for opening track “Gold Chain Punk (whogonbeatmyass?).” The scathing circle-pit ready song finds freedom in nihilism,” via Consequence 50 Best Songs Of The Year roundup. “Something like joy in the idea that if people will try to punish you, you may as well do whatever the fuck you want.”

The experimental group is known for their inventive fusion of genres and while the evolution of their sound is inimitable, small-minded music fans desperately want to put them in a box. The music video satirizes the frustrations of being lumped together with other bands and artists due to the color of their skin when individually, they hold it down on their own. Vocalist Pierce Jordan, one of AV Club’s20 Best Frontpeople In Modern Rock,’ explains,

If you’re a Black person who is into any kind of hard rock, you’ve probably had a white person try to talk to you about Bad Brains. We are constantly compared to them. Apparently, I even look like HR. Can I fuckin live?”

WATCH THE “GOLD CHAIN PUNK (WHOGONBEATMYASS?)” VIDEO HERE

Conceptualized over the course of 2016 to 2021, Diaspora Problems was recorded in an unfinished warehouse and the band’s practice space during the hottest parts of summer 2021. The self-produced albumexplores an artist and individuals’ self-doubt and self-hate, past traumas that can only be worked out in adulthood, financial instability and how it affects an artist, the effects of institutional and state violence, and the power of community that delivered Soul Glo through each struggle the band has endured from their inception and beyond.

Diaspora Problems’  has been noted in almost every major music publication, from a coveted 8.5 from Pitchfork to the mid-year “Best Of” lists in Stereogum, Consequence, Pitchfork, Revolver, and NPR. Celebratedamongst established peers of all genres, Soul Glo has cemented themselves as an anomaly in the hardcore genre. The timeliness and significance that the album holds in the world of music has the makings of AOTY written all over it.

Soul Glo is going on tour for the rest of the summer with Show Me The Body, kicking off in NYC and ending in Louisville, KY while playing some one-off shows along the way. On August 26th they’re opening for Turnstile and My Chemical Romance, and then heading off to sets at Furnace Fest and Desert Daze. You can find tickets here: https://bnds.us/jkpc2o

Soul Glo Tour Dates

Sun-Jul 10      Queens, NY                Knockdown Center (The Ruins) *

Tue-Jul 12       Columbus, OH            Rumba Café *^

Wed-Jul 13     Kansas City, MO         recordBar *^

Thu-Jul 14       Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep *^

Sat-Jul 16        Los Angeles, CA         CORPUS Presents: LA IN BROAD DAYLIGHT

Sun-Jul 17      Tijuana, BC                 Black Box

Mon-Jul 18      San Fernando, CA      The Midnight Hour Records

Tue-Jul 19       Los Angeles, CA         Zebulon

Wed-Jul 20     Phoenix, AZ                Valley Bar *^

Fri-Jul 22         Dallas, TX                   CheapSteaks *^

Sat-Jul 23        Austin, TX                   Sunny’s Backyard *^

Sun-Jul 24      Houston, TX                The End *^

Mon-Jul 25      Oklahoma City, OK     89th Street

Tue-Jul 26       Albuquerque, NM        Launchpad *^

Wed-Jul 27     Tucson, AZ                 Club Congress *^

Thu-Jul 28       Bakersfield, CA           Temblor Brew *^

Fri-Jul 29         Oakland, CA               Starline Social Club *^

Sat-Jul 30        Santa Cruz, CA           Santa Cruz Vets Hall

Mon-Aug 1      Reno, NV                    Holland Project *^

Wed-Aug 3      Seattle, WA                 Madame Lou’s *^

Thu-Aug 4       Vancouver, BC           Fortune Sound Club *^

Fri-Aug 5         Tacoma, WA               Real Arts Tacoma *^

Sat-Aug 6        Happy Valley, OR       Pickathon 2022

Mon-Aug 8      Salt Lake City, UT      Beehive *^

Tue-Aug 9       Denver, CO                 Larimer Lounge *^

Thu-Aug 11     Louisville, KY              Portal *^

Fri-Aug 12       Morgantown, WV        123 Pleasant Street *^

Fri-Aug 26       Raleigh, NC                PNC Arena %

Sun-Sep 25     Birmingham, AL          Furnace Fest

Sep 30 – Oct 2   Perris, CA                Desert Daze

w/ Show Me The Body *

w/wifigawd ^

w/ MCR + Turnstile %

About Soul Glo

Soul Glo is Pierce Jordan (vocals), GG Guerra (bass, vocals, programming), and TJ Stevenson (drums). Fusing hip-hop, hardcore, and punk, the Philly outfit are fearless in their approach and even more ruthless in their delivery. Injecting their colorful narratives into predominantly white spaces, Soul Glo has the scope and ability to transcend outer appearances in hardcore music. We’re at the precipice of a sonic revolution as a higher variance of people find room for themselves and the expression of their lived experience within the genre.

DIASPORA PROBLEMS TRACKLIST

1.     Gold Chain Punk (whogonbeatmyass?)

2.     Coming Correct Is Cheaper

3.     Thumbsucker

4.     Fucked Up If True

5.     Jump!! (Or Get Jumped!!!)((by the future))

6.     Driponomics (ft. Mother Maryrose)

7.     (Five Years And) My Family

8.     The Thangs I Carry (ft. BEARCAT)

9.     We Wants Revenge

10.  John J (ft. Kathryn Edwards and Zula Wildheart)

11.  GODBLESSYALLREALGOOD

12.  Spiritual Level Of Gang Shit (ft. Mckinley Dixon and Lojii)

Joyce Manner – 40oz to Fresno Out Now

JOYCE MANOR NEW ALBUM

‘40 OZ. TO FRESNO’ OUT NOW 

JOYCE MANOR COLLABORATES WITH SO CAL EATERY BURGERLORDS

US HEADLINING TOUR STARTS THIS AUGUST

ARTWORK

as if Taking Back Sunday had attended the Guided By Voices school of songwriting,” NYT on “Gotta Let It Go”

a hooky, straightforward rock band that can’t seem to miss, with a signature touch you can’t mistake no matter how much they tweak the details.” – Stereogum

 “a refreshing burst of off-kilter rock—whether it’s emo, pop-punk, or indie rock. It’s just an undeniable jam.” – UPROXX on “Don’t Try”

sounds like the Joyce Manor you fell in love with from the very beginning…” – SPIN on “Gotta Let It Go”

Today, Joyce Manor unveil their 6th studio album, 40 oz. To Fresno. Seeing the band return to form after a brief hiatus, it will undoubtedly please fans who have been waiting four years since 2018’s Million Dollars To Kill Me. The much anticipated record has songs that span over the last eight years, yet achieve a cohesion that marks the next chapter of Joyce Manor.  

Vocalist Barry Johnson summarizes,“This album makes me think of our early tours, drinking a 40 in the van on a night drive blasting Guided By Voices and smoking cigarettes the whole way to Fresno.”

LISTEN TO 40 OZ TO FRESNO HERE

In celebration of the release, Joyce Manor have teamed up with local Los Angeles vegan fast food establishment, Burgerlords from the weekend of June 10th through June 12th. Fans and foodies alike can stop by and enjoy a unique vegan burrito created by the band, a branded hot sauce, as well as limited edition t-shirts and only 100 prints of an exclusive vinyl variant with an alternate album cover. Both the Highland Park and Chinatown, Los Angeles locations will be participating while supplies last.

Originally planning to take a break from music, Joyce Manor brought their latest project 40 oz to Fresno to life thanks to singer/guitarist Barry Johnson’s desire to keep writing during quarantine. Produced by Rob Schnapf (Elliott Smith, Tokyo Police Club, Joyce Manor’s ‘Cody’,) mixed by Tony Hoffer (Beck, Phoenix) with Tony Thaxton of Motion City Soundtrack on drums, a sense of liberation lies at the core of this project. It’s strangely fitting that the title was taken from an auto-corrected text message about Sublime. Those types of happy accidents are all over 40 oz. To Fresnoand are worth the subsequent sonic hangover.

Since forming in 2008, the pop-punk group has proved time and time again that they can capture listeners’ attention through catchy yet thought provoking lyrics, and high energy shows. Although they have an established sound that reflects the energetic and gritty nature of the band which fans have come to expect, they push the limits by experimenting throughout the recording process.

40 oz. To Fresno Track Listing

  1. Souvenir
  2. NBTSA
  3. Reason To Believe
  4. You’re Not Famous Anymore
  5. Don’t Try
  6. Gotta Let It Go
  7. Dance With Me
  8. Did You Ever Know
  9. Secret Sisters

JOYCE MANOR NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

8/3/22  – Denver, CO – Ogden Theater **

8/4/22 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown **

8/5/22  – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue **

8/6/22  – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall **

8/7/22  – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theater **

8/8/22  – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater **

8/9/22  – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall **

8/10/22  – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom **

8/12/22  – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel **

8/13/22  – Boston, MA – Roadrunner **

8/14/22  – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer **

8/16/22  – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live **

8/17/22  – Richmond, VA – The National **

8/18/22  – Columbia, SC – The Senate **

8/19/22  – Nashville, TN – Main Stage @ Eastside Bowl **

8/20/22  – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse **

8/21/22  – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live **

8/3/22  – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live **

8/24/22  – Austin, TX – Far Out Lounge **

8/25/22  – Dallas, TX – Studio @ The Factory **

8/27/22  – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren **

1/7/23 – Long Beach, CA – Long Beach Arena  ~

** w/ Citizen, Prince Daddy & The Hyena and PHONY

~ w/ PUP, Jeff Rosenstock and Slaughterhouse

ABOUT JOYCE MANOR

Joyce Manor is a band from Torrance, CA consisting of Barry Johnson (vocals/guitar), Chase Knobbe (guitar), and Matt Ebert (bass). Johnson and Knobbe started the band in 2008 in the Disneyland parking lot while sharing a bottle of cheap booze. Named after an apartment complex that Johnson would walk past every day, Joyce Manor made their debut as an acoustic two-piece. Quickly they learned that playing loud was much more fun and invited friends to join the lineup. The band has since released five studio albums; Joyce Manor (2011), Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired (2012), Never Hungover Again (2014), Cody (2016), Million Dollars to Kill Me (2018), and Songs From Northern Torrance (2020).  Joyce Manor has toured extensively and has made festival appearances at FYF Fest, Coachella, Riot Fest, and others. Press accolades for Joyce Manor include support from Pitchfork, Stereogum, NPR, The New York Times, Brooklyn Vegan, SPIN, Rolling Stone, The FADER, and more.

Rockin Bob Punk Band – Almost Gone 7 Songs

I wanted to take a moment to give  a quick shoutout for the new Rockin Bob Punk Band EP: Almost Gone 7 Songs. It, as one would anticipate, contains seven tracks. Four on the floor punk rock, at its core, with some tricks up its sleeve. 

Tracks are straight ahead rockers with the occasional frill here and an accent there. For an East Coast band, I hear a lot of West Coast influence between a Social Distortion reminiscent sound on “Almost Gone”, and a rather classic Swingin’ Utters feel to “I Bleed.” Don’t let me pigeon hole it for you. Head over to their bandcamp page and stream it for yourself. I promise you it’s worth the listen. 

Cheers!
Jerry Actually

7 song CD featuring Rockin Bob Cenci, guitarist song-writer for Boston’s Jerry’s Kids, Bob Furapples on drums from Boston’s The F.U.’s & Earthdog on bass from Silver Screams.

Tracks:
Almost Gone
Never Trust A Terrorist
Private Jet
Kamikazi Love Song
I Bleed
Off Your Comfort Zone
Got A Minute