STRUNG OUT TO RELEASE NEW EP, BLACK OUT THE SKY, ON FRIDAY, MAY 11!

FIRST SINGLE, “TOWN OF CORAZON,” NOW STREAMING

STRUNG OUT U.S. & CANADA WITH PENNYWISE ANNOUNCED!

We’re fired up to finally share with you the details of the new Strung Out EP, Black Out the Sky, to be released on May 11th. While Strung Out has made their name on intense, frenetic slabs of metal-influenced tech-punk, there is more to the band than meets the eye. It might come as a shock to learn that the band’s new eight-song release is an acoustic affair, but as vocalist Jason Cruz explains, it’s not nearly as surprising for the band members.

“Every song starts on an acoustic guitar for the most part,” Cruz begins. “If it’s a good song, it can be played acoustic. For about the past five years, I’ve been pushing the band to release a record in this format.”
The result is six brand new songs, as well as two re-worked older songs, “Matchbook” and “UnKoil.” Today, you can hear the first new track from the EP, “Town of Corazon,” over at Brooklyn Vegan. It’s a surprisingly subdued song from a band who is usually anything but that. As if that weren’t enough, Strung Out is touring the US and Canada with Pennywise, which kicks off this week!

Cruz and his bandmates—Kiley, Ramos and bassist Chris Aiken—began working on Black Out The Sky in January 2017 with producer Kyle Black, who they had previously teamed up with on 2015’s blistering Transmission.Alpha.Delta, and who played a role in the band deciding to re-work two older songs, “Matchbook” and “UnKoil,” for the release.

“Kyle is a fan of the band,” the singer says. “I am the kind of person who wants to stray and go out into the unknown when I’m in the studio, but Kyle represents our fans. He didn’t let me stray too far with the melody or the music—just far enough to keep it fresh.”

With no set deadline on the release, the recording process went on for nearly the entirety of 2017, allowing for song arrangements to bloom in ways Strung Out songs never had before. “The songs came out really super-dark, not jingly-jangly acoustic stuff,” Cruz says. “We had to get other musicians involved. Some of it is sparse and intimate, and some of it has a lot going on.”

During the recording process, the band decided they needed to part ways with Jordan Burns, the band’s drummer since 1993. Cruz stresses that this decision was not an easy one to make, but it had to happen for the continued existence of Strung Out. “I think the band needed it,” Cruz admits. “It needed to happen for the band to survive and grow. We got to a point where we were going to break up if it didn’t.”

While in the studio, Strung Out realized some of the acoustic songs still needed drums. So the band enlisted their friend Sean Winchester, an accomplished drummer who has played with Everclear, Buckcherry and more, to fill out their sound. For their upcoming live shows, Strung Out will enlist RJ Shankle of California skate-punk band (and former tourmates) Runaway Kids to man the throne. Cruz is ecstatic about not only the fresh blood in his band, but what it means moving forward.

“Really, the whole theme of this record is rebirth,” he explains. “It’s the rebirth of our brotherhood and being a band. It’s astounding when you can keep a relationship together for three decades. There’s something so special about the music we write. We’re brothers beyond any kind of blood. It vindicates that we’re doing something right.

“I always ask myself, ‘What nerve do I have to get in front of a microphone?’” Cruz continues. “The fact that I kept this relationship together for 30 years says we worked through some shit. In our darkest times, we always came out with something beautiful because of it. In my mind, that gives me the right to get in front of that microphone.”

On Black Out The Sky, Cruz continues to dig deep internally, exploring parts of himself he’s yet to fully understand, taking the listener along for the ride, no matter how bumpy it may get.

“When we were kids, we all said, ‘Fuck God, fuck religion, fuck the government, let’s destroy it all,’” the frontman states. “Great. We did that. Punk rock did that. What are you gonna replace it with? Black Out The Sky is all about looking inward and finding what’s always been there, that intuition, that something to all of us. I don’t know what it is, but it’s the journey to find it and acknowledge it.”

Musically, the EP careens from songs that could be ported to full-band electric arrangements easily (“Requiem,” the title track) to mid-tempo grunge indebted to Alice In Chains (“The Architect”) to a full-on rollicking country song (“Duke Of Sorrow”). Cruz’s favorite number is “Town Of Corazon,” a surprisingly fragile song from a band who is usually anything but that. “’Town Of Corazon’ has the most balls we’ve ever displayed because it’s sweet and tender,” he admits. “It brings reference to spring and a new awakening. I’m so tired of screaming, the same riff, the same breakdown… I can’t stomach it anymore. Slipping in a sweet melody is the punkest thing we could do.”

Nearly three decades in, Strung Out is not driven by trends but instead by each other. As Cruz relays, “There is no ‘me’ in this band. It’s us. Whatever we think of, we’re gonna do it. Sometimes, people want to maintain a youthful aura about their band. That’s gone. We’re old dudes. But we’ve learned a thing or two. There’s nothing wrong with being an old dude. Lemme show you a road that I found; come with me.”

STRUNG OUT  Tour Dates:

03/09/18 Boise, ID at Knitting Factory w/ Pennywise
03/10/18 Bend, OR at Midtown w/ Pennywise
03/11/18 Spokane, WA at Knitting Factory w/ Pennywise
03/13/18 Victoria, BC Canada at Capital Ballroom w/ Pennywise
03/14/18 Vancouver, BC Canada at Commodore w/ Pennywise
03/16/18 Costa Mesa, CA at OC Fair & Event Center Musink w/ Descendents, Blink 182
03/17/18 Edmonton, AB Canada at Union Hall w/ Pennywise
03/19/18 Saskatoon, SK Canada at O’Brians Event Center w/ Pennywise
03/20/18 Winnipeg, MB Canada at Garrick w/ Pennywise
03/22/18 Des Moines, IA at Woolys w/ Pennywise
03/23/18 Omaha, NE at Sokol w/ Pennywise
05/18/18 Los Angeles, CA at Regent Theater w/ Strife, La Armada, Twilight  (Record Release Show)

BLACK  OUT THE SKY  track listing:

1. The Architect
2. Black Out the Sky
3. Town of Corazon
4. Unkoil (from An American Paradox)
5. Requiem
6. Duke of Sorrow
7. Matchbook (from Twisted by Design)
8. Presidio

Jeff Rosenstock Releases Video for “Melba”

Jeff Rosenstock Releases Video for “Melba”

POST- Out Now on Polyvinyl & Quote Unquote Records
Winter Tour Dates

“The magnetic Jeff Rosenstock stays fully armed with his power-pop anthems, as full of indomitable hooks as they are of paralyzing doubt and cynicism.” –Ian Cohen, Pitchfork

“His most accomplished album yet.” –Greg Kot, Chicago Tribune

“A record that feels like a generous gesture, an invigorating beacon of hope amid so much despair.”
Steven Hyden, Uproxx

“Ultimately Jeff Rosenstock is an avowed pessimist constantly surrendering to creative optimism.”
-Ken Tucker, NPR’s Fresh Air

Jeff Rosenstock certainly knows how to start 2018 the right way – by surprise releasing his brand new album POST- on New Year’s Day for free download/donation on Bandcamp via Quote Unquote Records. He also announced his new label home – Polyvinyl Record Co. – who will give POST- a physical release on vinyl, cassette and CD on March 23, 2018. Pre-order is currently available.

After receiving rave reviews almost everywhere imaginable (NPR, Pitchfork, Uproxx, The Ringer, Stereogum, MTV, VICE, Philadelphia Inquirer, Chicago Tribune, Paste, BrooklynVegan, Billboard, AV Club, the list goes on…), Jeff is dropping a new video today for the song “Melba” off POST-. Directed by Ben Epstein and David Combs, the video packs the kinetic, off-kilter, destructive punch that’s everything you’d expect in a Jeff Rosenstock video.

Co-director David Combs says of the concept, “Jeff wanted to make a video featuring a character who, consequence free, carelessly destroys everything around them. The idea of such a character reminded me of how often the abuse of power is a thoughtless exercise for those who hold it, so we decided to expand on the idea and make it a commentary on how abusive patterns get replicated — where the effects are passed downward hierarchically and the people with the least power experience the consequences most intensely. You know, also it’s fun to watch people smash shit, so we tried to have a good time with that too.”

Upcoming tour dates (tour starts today!) and a full bio on Jeff and the record can be found below. Get ready for more exciting news – 2018 promises to be a big year for Jeff.

Fuck white power, fuck the NRA, viva punk rock, viva Jeff Rosenstock!

POST- Tracklisting:
01) USA
02) Yr Throat
03) All This Useless Energy
04) Powerlessness
05) TV Stars
06) Melba
07) Beating My Head Against A Wall
08) 9/10
09) Let Them Win

2018 Tour Dates:

02/15 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge %^

02/16 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room %^

02/17 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA San Diego @ You’re Going To Hate This Fest

02/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom %^ [SOLD OUT]

02/22 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall @ Noise Pop %^

02/24 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium %^

03/06 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger #$

03/07 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada #$

03/08 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda #$

03/09 – Houston, TX @ Secret Group #$

03/10 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa @ Community Records Block Party

04/07 – Las Vegas, NV @ Emerge Music & Impact Conference

04/18 – Washington, DC @ Union Stage !&

04/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw !&

04/20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw !& [SOLD OUT]

04/21 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club !&

04/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer !&

04/24 – Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s !&

04/25 – Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch !&

04/26 – Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Auditorium !& [SOLD OUT]

04/27 – Minneapolis, MN @ University of Minnesota !&

04/28 – Milwaukee, WI @ Colectivo – Back Room !& [SOLD OUT]

04/29 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway !&

05/01 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups !&

05/02 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit Hall !&

05/26 – 05/28 – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival

 

% w/ ROAR
^ w/ Lemuria
# w/ Chris Farren
$ w/ Laura Stevenson
! w/ Bad Moves
& w/ Martha

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EPITAPH RECORDS SIGNS THE FRIGHTS

Epitaph Records is pleased to welcome surf-punk band The Frights to its roster. The San Diego-based band features Mikey Carnevale (vocals/guitar), Richard Dotson (bass), Marc Finn (drums) and Jordan Clark (guitar).

Today, The Frights share their new song “Valentine’s Sux.” With its sticky melody and bouncy rhythm, the sing-along-ready breakup anthem touches on everything from bummer dinners at Benihana to bad barber-shop-quartet-related life decisions.

“‘Valentine’s Sux’ was really fun to write mainly because I was in the middle of writing our next record,” says Carnevale. “I’d been on that every day for a long time, so it was a good break to write something funny. Is this what is feels like to be Weird Al? Just constantly happy? So sick.”

On February 14, The Frights will headline The Fonda Theatre in L.A. for a special Valentine’s Day show celebrating the release of this track. Thee Commons will join as support.

Formed in 2012, The Frights made their debut with 2013’s Dead Beach EP and released their self-titled full-length later that year. Their sophomore album You Are Going To Hate This arrived in 2016, debuting on the CMJ Top 200 chart. Produced by FIDLAR’s Zac Carper, You Are Going To Hate This earned acclaim from outlets like Brooklyn Vegan (who praised the title track as a “super catchy blend of Weezer, SoCal pop punk, and Burger-y garage rock”).

“We couldn’t be more excited to start a new path with Epitaph,” says Carnevale. “Some of our favorite bands have been on this label and it seems pretty bizarre that we’re joining them. Super, super stoked.”

 

Tour Dates

March 9 Las Vegas, NV – Eagle Aerie Hall

March 10 Phoenix, AZ – Flying Burrito Fest

March 12 Tucson, AZ – 191 Toole

March 13 El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace

March 14-16 Austin, TX @ SXSW

March 17 Dallas, TX – Trees

March 19 New Orleans, LA – Republic NOLA

March 21 Corpus Christi, TX – House of Rock

March 22 McAllen, TX – Yerberia Cultura

March 24 Houston, TX – In Bloom Festival

The Frights – Press Photo – Credit Rowan Daly

 

For more information on The Frights, visit:

http://thefrights.com

https://www.facebook.com/frightsband/

https://twitter.com/thefrights

https://www.instagram.com/thefrights

https://dafrights.bandcamp.com/

THE LAWRENCE ARMS TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM, WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD, ON FRIDAY, MARCH 30!

FIVE PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED SONGS UNEARTHED FROM THE RECORDING SESSIONS OF THE BAND’S 2006  ALBUM, OH! CALCUTTA!

HEADLINING TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

Formed in Chicago, Illinois in 1999, The Lawrence Arms have remained unchanged since day one. Sure, the band’s brand of anthemic punk has evolved over their nearly two decades together, but at the core of it all, they’re still just three guys who like to play music together. In honor of the band’s 19 years in the game, on March 30, Fat Wreck Chords will release We Are The Champions Of The World, a 29-song best-of album that chronicles the band’s steady evolution over the past two decades.

Culled from the band’s entire discography, which includes their releases on Asian Man Records, Epitaph Records, and FAT, We Are The Champions Of The World serves as both a retrospective and an introduction to the Chicago institution. The tracklist was handpicked by the band—bassist-vocalist Brendan Kelly, guitarist-vocalist Chris McCaughan, and drummer Neil Hennessy—in order to show how these three friends went from making gritty, lo-fi records to becoming some of the sharpest songwriters in all of punk.

Oh, and just so we’re totally clear here, it’s not a greatest hits album.

“I think you have to have hits to make a greatest hits,” says Kelly, “So we approached the song selection in an attempt to be indicative of our evolution, rather than focus on our ‘hits,’ of which, frankly, there are none.” Instead, We Are The Champions Of The World showcases every part of the band’s storied career, from their 1999 debut album A Guided Tour Of Chicago, all the way up to 2014’s Metropole. “In the end, I’m super grateful for the collective experience and history of being in this band with two guys I have known forever and love dearly and are my fam,” says McCaughan. “I guess that’s what this record kind of means and reaffirms for me.”

With liner notes written by both Kelly and McCaughan, the pair reflect on how each song came to be, sharing anecdotes about what inspired them to put pen to paper. But of course, they aren’t trying to tell you what the songs are actually about, because what’s the fun in that? “I don’t think that it’s cool to be prescriptive in song meanings because that leads to the erroneous conclusion that the song has one meaning: the songwriter’s intent,” says Kelly. “In truth, songs have no meaning until a listener connects with it and imbues it with what it means to them. I did offer a few of my interpretations of Chris’s songs, and vice versa, because even though I play and sing on his songs, I didn’t write em, so I’m interpreting them along with any other listener.”

McCaughan shares that perspective, noting that the band wanted to shed light on their creative process without ruining the mythology fans had built up. “I’ve never been able to really explain or pinpoint exactly what songs I’ve written are about anyway—so I guess that lowers the risk of potential disappointment for people who like our band reading the liner notes and being like ‘Damn, I used to love that song but it’s actually about Tide Pods or the Milwaukee Bucks,’” says McCaughan.

But the biggest perk for diehard fans of The Lawrence Arms will be the five previously unreleased songs included on We Are The Champions Of The World. Taken from recording sessions that spawned the band’s classic 2006 album Oh! Calcutta!, these five songs have been in the vault for over a decade. “They didn’t make the cut because they just didn’t fit in the structure of that album, which ended up being very focused and thematic,” says Kelly. Some of these songs never made it past the demo stage, but even so, they show how tightly focused the band was during this period, with even the scraps left behind sounding vital and potent. “I hadn’t heard these songs in over ten years,” says McCaughan. “I’d basically forgotten they existed at all, so listening back to a few of them was initially like stepping into some strange portal—then as soon as I heard them again my memory filled out.”

And for fans who have been aching to see the band play live again, We Are The Champions Of The World will see the band touring in support of the album throughout 2018. Not only will they be hitting parts of the United States they haven’t been to in years and they’ll even be heading back to Europe for some festival dates this summer. It’s been a while since The Lawrence Arms have hit the road, and We Are The Champions Of the World is the catalyst for the band to get back in the van and spread their unique brand of merriment. And maybe, if all goes well, a new Lawrence Arms record will follow. “I think I speak for all of us when I say it’s pretty astounding that people still care that we do this,” says Kelly. “And as long as that’s the case, we’ll keep making new music.”But for now, We Are The Champions Of The World serves as a celebration for The Lawrence Arms, a band that’s never tried to fit in one specific box and, as a result, have succeeded on their own terms. “We just do our best to do us—be human, transparent, and not take ourselves too seriously,” says McCaughan. “At the core, this is what I love about our band.” That’s the reason why The Lawrence Arms are champions of the world, even if they’ve still yet to write an actual hit.

THE LAWRENCE ARMS 2018 Tour Dates:
4/4 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
4/5 – Garwood, NJ @ Crossroads
4/6 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
4/7 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
4/8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
4/9 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
4/10 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
4/11 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
4/12 – Chicago, IL @ Metro (w/ Banner Pilot)

4/27 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
4/28 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
4/30 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
5/1 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
5/3 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
5/4 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
5/5 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
5/6 – Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater

All shows with Red City Radio and Sincere Engineer.  (Except Chicago which has Banner Pilot instead of RCR)

We Are the Champions of the World tracklisting:

1. On with the Show
2. Great Lakes/Great Escapes
3. Alert the Audience!
4. 100 Resolutions
5. The Devil’s Takin’ Names
6. Beautiful Things
7. Quincentuple Your Money
8. The Slowest Drink at the Saddest Bar on the Snowiest Day in the Greatest City
9. Are You There Margaret? It’s Me, God.
10. Right as Rain Part 2
11. Seventeener (17th and 37th)
12. Chapter 13: The Hero Appears
13. The Ramblin’ Boys of Pleasure
14. Light Breathing (Me and Martha Plimpton in a Fancy Elevator)
15. Like a Record Player
16. You are Here
17. Boatless Booze Cruise Part 1
18. Brick Wall Views
19. Sixteen Hours
20. Turnstiles
21. An Evening of Extraordinary Circumstance
22. The Northside, the L&L and Any Number of Crappy Apartments
23. Porno & Snuff Films
24. Demons
25. The Rabbit and the Rooster
26. Catalog *
27. Black Snow *
28. Laugh Out Loud *
29. Warped Summer Extravaganza (Turbo Excellent) *

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Photo credit: Ben Pier

Oso Oso Sign To Triple Crown Records

Long Island’s Oso Oso have just signed to Triple Crown Records! Triple Crown will be reissuing the indie punk band’s critically acclaimed 2017 album The Yunahon Mixtape, which can be heard now on Spotify, Apple Music, and across all streaming platforms. The band has also just released a music video for their song “Reindeer Games” off of that record. The video can be seen now via Triple Crown Records.

 

Oso Oso is on tour now with Tiny Moving Parts and Mom Jeans. A full list of dates can be found below.

Oso Oso is the latest project of Jade Lilitri out of Long Beach, New York. After a couple of early records, the band self-released their first fully realized album The Yunahon Mixtape on Bandcamp in early 2017. Despite this low key release, the album quickly gained traction across the scene, winning over both fans and critics with it’s diverse, recognizable knack for memorable choruses and instantly relatable lyrics. In 2018 the band was signed by Triple Crown Records, who plan to reissue The Yunahon Mixtape in advance of new music coming soon.

A quote from Jade Lilitri on signing to Triple Crown Records can be found below.

“Can you even believe it? As a fan of music, it’s super exciting to be working with a label that not only has a collection of so many releases I love, but is also engaged and working with exciting young bands who are doing it today. As an artist, it’s beyond exciting to have this kind of backing to allow you to grow/explore and just reach a new potential in what Oso Oso can create. I’m generally stoked on all ends.”

The Yunahon Mixtape Tracklisting
1. The Cool
2. Reindeer Games
3. The Walk
4. The Bearer Of Truths
5. Get There (When You Get There)
6. Great Big Beaches
7. Shoes (The Sneaker Song)
8. The Slope
9. The Secret Spot
10. The Plant Mouth
11. Out Of The Blue

Praise For The Yunahon Mixtape

“Lilitri is as much of a student of his influences as he is a fan, understanding the exact methods that make the sound of this music hit a certain way at a certain age and linger in the years to come.” – Pitchfork

“The best old-school ’00s indie album of 2017” – Uproxx

” that perfect balance between words, wisdom, and musical endeavour” – GoldFlakePaint

Tour Dates:
JAN 25 – St Paul, MN – Amsterdam Hall
JAN 26 – Madison, WI – University of Wisconsin
JAN 27 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
JAN 28 – Detroit, MI – Loving Touch
JAN 30 – Indianapolis, IN – Hoosier Dome
JAN 31 – Newport, KY – The Southgate House Revival
FEB 1 – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
FEB 2 – Cleveland, OH – Mahall’s
FEB 3 – Toronto, ON – Hard Luck
FEB 5 – Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo
FEB 6 – Richmond, VA – Camel
FEB 7 – Washington, DC – Rock N Roll Hotel
FEB 8 – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
FEB 9 – New York, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
FEB 10 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair
FEB 11 – Hamden, CT – Ballroom at the Outer Space
FEB 13 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
FEB 14 – Orlando, FL – The Abbey
FEB 15 – Margate, FL – O’Malley’s
FEB 16 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar
FEB 17 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
FEB 18 – Nashville, TN – The End
FEB 20 – Dallas, TX – Dirty 30
FEB 21 – Austin, TX – Barracuda
FEB 23 – Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge
FEB 24 – Los Angeles, CA – Hi-Hat
FEB 25 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom Of The Hill
FEB 27 – Portland, OR – Analog Theater
FEB 28 – Seattle, WA – Vera Project
MAR 2 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
MAR 3 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
MAR 4 – Kansas City, MO – Bottle Neck

Straightline (Germany) and Blind Man Death Stare Australian Tour March 2018

Straighline

German thrash tinged Melodic Skate Punk act Straightline are touring Australia for the very first time in March with Melbourne punks Blind Man Death Stare. Straightline recently released the excellent full length “Vanishing Values” through US label Bird Attack Records. The record is full of razor tight playing, melodic hooks, and a positive social message reminiscent of acts such as A Wilhelm Scream, Strike Anywhere and Municipal Waste.

Straightline have toured Europe, Japan and Latin America extensively and played massive festivals such as Groezrock, Punk Rock Holiday and Mighty Sounds. The infectious, melodic and insanely energetic live show from Straightline will be a rare treat for Australian audiences.

Blind Man Death Stare

Melbourne punk rockers Blind Man Death Stare (BMDS) have been on an unstoppable rampage since the release of their debut full length “It”ll Grow On Ya” through Arrest Records in July. The band recently completed a 40 date tour of Australia, NZ and Asia, taking in five countries in the space of 3 months.

Strip searches at customs, spiked drinks and a hunger for the chaos of the road seems to be par for the course at BMDS HQ, with the band showing no signs of slowing down. They are currently wrapping up yet another national tour with Guttermouth. The extensive 12 date tour kicks off in early March.

https://birdattackrecords.bandcamp.com/album/vanishing-values

https://www.facebook.com/straightlinemunich/

blindmandeathstare.com

https://blindmandeathstare.bandcamp.com

PROPAGANDHI ANNOUNCE 2018 TOUR DATES

A driven, feverish, splutteringly angry rock album about living in a world where the prevailing climate has become so anti-human, so apocalyptically bleak, that it’s all you can do to scream into a pillow sometimes.” – Stereogum, Album of the Week

Canadian punk band Propagandhi have announced 2018 North American tour dates. Propagandhi are touring in support of their seventh album Victory Lap (September 29 via Epitaph). La Armada and Iron Chic will open the show. Tickets go on sale December 8 at 9am local time. For more information visit https://propagandhi.com/

Since forming in Manitoba in 1986, Propagandhi have brought an emphatic anti-fascist message to their music. Along with addressing a number of personal losses suffered in recent years, Victory Lap finds the band facing a landscape in which fascism is—among a certain crowd—suddenly trendy.

The band’s first full-length in five years, Victory Lap arrives as the follow-up to 2012’s acclaimed Failed States. Victory Lap also marks Propagandhi’s first album with new guitarist Sulynn Hago, who joins Samolesky, frontman Chris Hannah, and bassist Todd Kowalski. Replacing longtime guitarist David Guillas (who appears on several tracks on Victory Lap), Hago was added to the lineup after Propagandhi put out a call for audition tapes and received over 400 responses.

TOUR DATES
3/1       Minneapolis, MN         Fine Line Music Café
3/3       Chicago, IL                  Metro
3/4       Detroit, MI                   Magic Stick
3/5       Pittsburgh, PA             Rex Theater
3/7       Newport, KY               Southgate House Revival
3/8       St. Louis, MO              The Ready Room
3/10     Nashville, TN              Mercy Lounge
3/11     Atlanta, GA                 Masquerade

 

PROPAGANDHI – PRESS PHOTO – CREDIT AVRINDER DHILLON

For more information on Propagandhi, visit:
https://propagandhi.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Propagandhi/
https://twitter.com/propagandhi

PUNK ROCK BOWLING FULL 2018 LAS VEGAS LINEUP

PUNK ROCK BOWLING AND MUSIC FESTIVAL
ANNOUNCES FULL 2018 LAS VEGAS LINEUP

INCLUDED IN THIS YEAR’S LINE-UP ARE: RISE AGAINST, AT THE DRIVE IN, NOFX, MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES, L7, AGAINST ME!, CRASS, TURBONEGRO & MORE TICKETS NOW ON SALE.

20TH ANNUAL PUNK ROCK BOWLING & MUSIC FESTIVAL – MAY 25-28, 2018

(December 7, 2017, Las Vegas, NV) – For the past 20 years, no music festival has carved out as distinct a niche as Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival. Started in 1999 by Shawn and Mark Stern, the brothers behind BYO Records, as well as founding members of the legendary Los Angeles punk band Youth Brigade, Punk Rock Bowling is one of the few events where the music is just as important as camaraderie—and a little friendly competition. And for its 20th-anniversary celebration, Punk Rock Bowling is going for broke.

“We never even thought about it going two years,” says Mark Stern about the festival’s longevity. “We just set up a party for all our friends in bands and labels, and since everyone had such a great time the first year, more people wanted to come out, so we did it again next year.” That spirit has been carried into each year of Punk Rock Bowling, and the 2018 iteration, which takes place in Las Vegas from May 25-28, shows that it’ll be bigger, better, and a bit more eccentric than years past. Starting on Friday, May 25, Punk Rock Bowling kicks off the weekend with intimate late night club shows that also run all weekend long after the festival stage lets out which runs Sat. May 26 through Monday, May 28.

But what would Punk Rock Bowling be without its adopted sport of choice? In addition to all the bands, there will be an amateur bowling tournament with over 800 participants on Saturday, May 26, offering a series of cash prizes and other assorted goodies before the finals on Sunday, May 27. And if bowling isn’t your thing, on Friday, May 25, there will be a winner-take-all Texas Hold ‘em poker tournament at the Golden Nugget. Never mind the fact there will be pool parties, free comedy shows, punk rock movie screenings, and punk rock lounge acts all scattered throughout the four-day weekend. “I think a lot of the reason that it has continued to grow is because it’s a lot different from a normal festival,” says Mark. “Plus, it’s in Vegas, where there is no curfew. So it just never ends if you don’t want it to.”

The 20th anniversary of Punk Rock Bowling will feature a who’s who of punk bands from all eras of the genre’s storied history. Headlining this year will be Chicago’s Rise Against, a band that’s taken melodic hardcore to new heights with every one of their albums. This is the band’s first time at Punk Rock Bowling, but they’re not the only band new to the festival. In 2018, a an entire wave of first-timers will be taking the stage at Punk Rock Bowling, with a very rare appearance from the elusive At The Drive In, L7, Steve Ignorant performing early CRASS songs, The Marked Men, The Partisans, and British sensation, Slaves (UK) all getting in on the action. “I’m constantly looking for new bands to add to the older reunion type lineups to give young bands a chance and introduce them to our audience,” says Mark. And while Punk Rock Bowling does a bang-up job in that regard, they’ve invited some old friends back to Vegas, with bands such as one of PRB’s main staples, NOFX, along with Against Me!, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and Turbonegro returning this year.

It’s a cavalcade that’s befitting of the Sterns’ initial vision, which was to make an event that was less of a music festival and more of a social gathering. Built on the DIY ethos that has informed every part of the Stern brothers’ careers, Punk Rock Bowling is pulling out all the stops for its 20th anniversary, making it the kind of punk rock cornucopia that has a little something for everyone. “Our goal is to make people want to come back. We want them to have a great time and not feel like they’ve been had,” says Stern. “After all, if it wasn’t for the fans, this weekend would never exist.”

Three-day tickets for Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival are $150 and are on sale now.
Single-day tickets and the daily lineups will be announced in 2018.

For more information, visit www.punkrockbowling.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates and news around the festival.

19TH ANNUAL PUNK ROCK BOWLING & MUSIC FESTIVAL
MAY 25-28, 2018
Downtown Las Vegas Event Center
200 S 3rd St. Las Vegas, NV 89101

Rise Against
At The Drive In
NOFX
Mighty Mighty Bosstones
L7
Against Me!
Turbonegro
Steve Ignorant / CRASS ’78-’84
The Partisans
GBH
Marked Men
Angelic Upstarts
The Briefs
Swingin’ Utters
Slaves (UK)
DOA
Noi!se
Larry And His Flask
Buster Shuffle
Crazy & The Brains
Resistance 77
Birth Defects
Father Figures
The Atom Age

ABOUT THE EVENT:
PRB in its entirety goes from Friday, May 25 – Monday, May 28, 2018, in Downtown Las Vegas (view festival site map)
The Outdoor Music Festival runs Saturday, May 26 – Monday, 28 (3 Days) *All Ages
Late Night Club Shows Friday, May 25 – Monday, May 28 (4 Days) *All Club shows are 21+
Legit Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament goes down at the Golden Nugget! Friday, May 25
Amateur Bowling Tournament complete with cash prizes happens before the festival Saturday, May 26, finals on Sunday.
Killer (free!) Pool Parties with bands & DJs- Saturday, May 26 through Monday, 28 (3 Days)
Plus:  Free comedy and punk rock lounge acts, punk rock movie screenings, titillating food trucks, merch vendors, art show and more!PUNK ROCK BOWLING AND MUSIC FESTIVAL
ANNOUNCES FULL 2018 LAS VEGAS LINEUP

INCLUDED IN THIS YEAR’S LINE-UP ARE: RISE AGAINST, AT THE DRIVE IN, NOFX, MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES, L7, AGAINST ME!, CRASS, TURBONEGRO & MORE TICKETS NOW ON SALE.

20TH ANNUAL PUNK ROCK BOWLING & MUSIC FESTIVAL – MAY 25-28, 2018

Wicked Bears – West Coast Tour

Wicked Bears, Utah’s best pop punk band, is going on a west coast tour in support of their new album, Tuning Out! The tour starts in Salt Lake on November 10th and concludes at 924 Gilman in Berkeley (with additional UT dates later in November).

Dates:
11/10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
11/11 – Las Vegas, NV @ Garth Haus
11/12 – TBA*
11/13 – San Diego, CA @ Tower Bar
11/14 – TBA*
11/15 – Pomona, CA @ Characters
11/16 – Ventura, CA @ Ventura Beach Club
11/17 – Woodland, CA @ The Stag
11/18 – Berkeley, CA @ 924 Gilman (HOLY WOW!)
11/22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Underground
11/25 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
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THE CREEPSHOW STREAM NEW ALBUM, ‘DEATH AT MY DOOR,’ AT DREADCENTRAL.COM

September 12, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA – Canadian punk rock band The Creepshow will released their awaited 6th studio album, Death At My Door, on Friday, September 15th via Stomp Records. In celebration, the band has partnered today with DreadCentral.com to stream the record in its entirety. Fans can pre-order the record now at iTunes and BandCamp.
Stream Death At My Door now at DreadCentral.com: http://bit.ly/2ffqEmX
Death At My Door features ten tracks of raging, bloodcurdling and raucously rebellious fury showcase the very best from this roadharderned group of beautiful misfits. The haunting vocal stylings of Kenda Legaspi soar seamlessly over Chuck Coles’ buzzsaw sharp guitar lines and the ragtime gospel organs/keys of the Reverend McGinty; all the while held together by the hard-driving stand-up double-bass slapping rhythms of Sean McNab and the impossibly violent percussive assault of Sandro Sanchioni on drums. From the defiant and empowering “Sticks & Stones” and the incredibly anthemic “Til Death Do Us” to the circle-pit inducing “Tomorrow May Never Come” and the eerily heartwrenching ballad “My Soul To Keep”, Death At My Door is a diverse and addictive album from a genre-defying band who are at the very top of their game… Don’t sleep on this one, because you never know what’s waiting for you just outside your door.
Death At My Door  Tracklist:
1. Death At My Door
2. Sticks & Stones
3. A.O.T.B.H
4. Til Death Do Us Part
5. Blood Blood Blood
6. Tomorrow May Never Come
7. Another Way Out
8. New Kings
9. One Foot In The Grave
10. My Soul To Keep
The Creepshow Tour Dates:
Sep 15 – Jonquiere, QC – Le Délüge
Sep 16 – Ville De Québec, QC – L’anti Bar & Spectacles
Sep 22 – Peterborough, ON – Market Hall
Sep 23 – Kingston, ON – Mansion
Sep 29 – Montréal, QC – Foufounes
Sep 30 – Shawinigan, QC – Shop Wabasso Trou Du Diable
Oct 6 – Toronto, ON – Bovine
Oct 7 – Toronto, ON – Bovine
Oct 13 – Chicago, IL – City Winery
Oct 14 – St. Louis, MO – Fubar
Oct 16 – Joplin, MO – Blackthorn Pizza and Pub
Oct 17 – Denver, CO – Streets of London Pub
Oct 18 – Salt Lake City, UT – Club X
Oct 19 – Reno, NV – Shea’s Tavern
Oct 20 – Redding, CA – The Dip
Oct 21 – Portland, OR – Star Theater
Oct 22 – Seattle, WA – Funhouse
Oct 23 – Victoria, BC – Logan’s Pub
Oct 24 – Vancouver, BC – Wisehall
Oct 25 – Kelowna, BC – Doc Willoughbys
Oct 26 – Calgary, AB – Ship & Anchor
Oct 27 – Grande Prairie, AB – Better Than Freds
Oct 28 – Fort McMurray, AB – Quality Hotel Ballroom
Oct 29 – Edmonton, AB – Needle Tavern
Oct 30 – Regina, SK – Exchange
Oct 31 – Winnipeg, MB – Windsor Tavern
Nov 10 – Brantford, ON – Blackout Fest
Nov 11 – Ottawa, ON – Maveriks
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