Hangout Music Festival
Gulf Shores, Alabama
Photos from Gogol Bordello’s set at Hangout:
Hangout Music Festival
Gulf Shores, Alabama
Photos from Gogol Bordello’s set at Hangout:
The FEST 2012
October 26-28, 2012
Tickets: $85 to $125
The FEST could be the biggest punk rock fest in the nation and the 3 day bash it set to start October 26th and runs through October 28th in Gainesville, Florida. The festival is put on by No Idea Records and is celebrating its 9th year running with Pabst Blue Ribbon.
The FEST is also bringing back its FEST FLEA MARKET which will feature tattoo parlors, screen prints, water pipes, design companies, clothing lines, artwork, and music for record labels. The FLEA MARKET will be located in the official hotel, University Holiday Inn. The hours for the market are as follows:
Friday, October 26th from Noon-7 P.M.
The market will be closed on Saturday!
3 Day Passes start at $85, but mind you, those are early bird specials so get them while he gettin’ is good! You have through June 30th to pick a set up for that price and after that the prices rise. Purchasing 3 Day Passes after October 24th will cost $125 and remember to head to the Official Fest 11 hotel to register when the festival begins. Registration info is below.
REGISTRATION WILL BE HELD AT THE OFFICIAL FEST 11 HOTEL:
THE UNIVERSITY HOTEL
Holiday Inn University Center
1250 W University Ave
Gainesville, Florida 32601
(Corner of University and 13th Street)
REGISTRATION HOURS AT THE UNIVERSITY HOTEL:
Thursday October 25th (Early Registration): 3pm-5pm
(Limited. General Weekend Pass only!!! NO Merch, Band, Sponsor, Press, or Volunteer pick up)
Friday October 26th: 12noon – 7pm
(Full Registration, Pool Party, and Flea Market Tabling)
Saturday October, 27th: 12noon – 2pm
Fest 11 Line-Up:
A Wilhelm Scream
After the Fall
All Eyes West
Andrew Jackson Jihad
Army of Ponch
Bridge and Tunnel
Dan Vapid and the Cheats
Dead to Me
Gods and Queens
Greenland Is Melting
How Dare You
Into It. Over It.
Larry and His Flask
Make Do and Mend
Mockingbird Wish Me Luck
Nato Coles + the Blue Diamond Band
Nothing in the Dark
Off with Their Heads
Pianos Become the Teeth
Polar Bear Club
Pretty Boy Thorson & the Falling Angels
Red City Radio
Reverse the Curse
Samuel Caldwell’s Revenge
Sour Boy, Bitter Girl
Static Radio NJ
Stay Ahead of the Weather
The Fake Boys
The Future Now
The Holy Mess
The Max Levine Ensemble
The Shook Ones
The Slow Death
The Smith Street Band
The Stereo State
Too Many Daves
Two Hand Fools
Vacation Bible School
We Were Skeletons
Worn in Red
You Blew It!
Shonen Knife is celebrating their 30th anniversary with 30 new North American tour dates! This female pop/punk band from Japan is also set to release their 19th album, Pop Tune, June 6th off Good Charamel Records in North America. Pre-order will be available soon through their label website: www.goodcharamel.com.
Shonen Knife North American Tour Dates:
7-19 Philadelphia, PA- Johnny Brenda’s*
7-20 Asbury Park, NJ –Asbury Lanes*
7-21 Brooklyn, NY- The Bell House*
7-22 Hoboken, NJ- Maxwells*
7-24 Providence, RI- Providence Social Club*
7-25 Portland, ME - Space Gallery*
7-26 Allston, MA- Great Scotts*
7-27 Rochester, NY – Bug Jar*
7-28 Long Lake, NY – Mt. Sabattis Pavillion*
7-29 Bethlehem, PA- Levitt Pavillion Steelstacks*
7-30 Detroit, MI- Lager House -*
7-31 Great Rapids, MI- The Pyramid Scheme*
8-2 Chicago, IL- Empty Bottle*
8-4 Minneapolis, MN-The Entry
8-5 Fargo, ND- The Aquarium
8-8 Seattle, WA- Tractor Tavern
8-9 Portland, OR- Dante’s
8-10 San Francisco, Ca- Bottom of the Hill
8-11 San Jose, CA- Blank Club
8-12 So Cal. - TBD
8-13 So Cal - TBD
8-14 Tucson, AZ- Club Congress
8-16 Austin, TX- Red 7 -
8-17 Dallas, TX- Club Dada
8-18 Little Rock, AR- Stickyz Rock’n’Roll Chicken
8-19 Nashville, TN- Exit / In*
8-20 Cincinnati, OH- Taft Theatre*
8-21 Cleveland, OH- Beachland Ballroom*
8-22 Toronto, ON- The Quadrangle / Hart House
* w/ opening band White Mystery
MORE BANDS JUST ANNOUNCED!!!
Rancid, Nofx, Pennywise,
Sham 69, Hepcat, The Adicts,
Hot Water Music, The Briefs, Youth Of Today
Street Dogs, Dead Ending, Real McKenzies, Old Man Markley,
The Beltones , Far From Finished, Toys That Kill,
American Heist, Holding On To Sound,
The Bots, The Dips, American Werewolves,
PLUS MORE GREAT BANDS TO BE ANNOUNCED
TICKETS ON SALE!!!
3 Day Festival Passes On Sale
Fri. Feb. 24 @ 1pm (PST)
$100 (plus $5 service fee)
(Sat. May 26 • Sun. May 27 • Mon. May 28)
Single Day Tickets on Sale (Based on Availability)
Mon. March 5 @ 1pm (PST)
$40 (plus $2.50 service fee)
Daily Lineup To Be Announced on Feb. 24, 2012
The Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival was started back in 1999 as a way to bring the independent music community together for an annual party. It has since grown into a 3 day festival in downtown Las Vegas that brings out fans and bands alike from all over the world. Make no mistake, this is a PUNK ROCK PARTY that features some of the best bands of the past 35+ years, from the old school pioneers and classics to mainstays and up and comers. Founders Shawn and Mark Stern of BYO Records and seminal SoCal band Youth Brigade have been heavily involved in the PUNK ROCK community since the late ‘70’s and spend countless hours scouring their record collections, memories and abilities to reach out to old friends and new to put together an amazing line-up every year.
Joining previously announced acts Rancid, NOFX, Pennywise, The Adicts and The Briefs (original lineup) are: Sham 69 (Pursey / Parsons / Tregunna ’77 lineup),Hepcat, Hot Water Music, Youth Of Today (NYC 80′s Hardcore Monsters), Street Dogs, Dead Ending (featuring Joe Principe of Rise Against, Derek Grant of Alkaline Trio, Vic Bondi of Articles Of Faith, and Jeff Dean of Noise By Numbers), Street Dogs, Real McKenzies, Old Man Markley, The Beltones, Far From Finished, Toys That Kill, American Heist, Holding On To Sound, The Bots The Dips, American Werewolves AND MORE TBA!!!!
All festival shows are ALL AGES.
To purchase tickets, register for Punk Rock Bowling and for more information, visit:www.punkrockbowling.com
The MUSINK Festival is back for it’s 5th year running. The festival features top tattoo artists as well as iconic punk rock bands for musical entertainment. Last year over 11,00 people were in attendance and Suicidal Tendencies headlined. This year the festival is set to take place on March 2 through the 4th at the OC Fair and Event Center in California. The line-up includes Tiger Army, New Found Glory, Alkaline Trio, Against Me!, Yellowcard and Bayside.
Tickets are onsale now at Ticketmaster.com. One day tickets are $25, 3 day passes are $50, and VIP tickets are $75.
Matt Toka Covers Adele’s “Someone Like You”
Matt Toka is a punk rocker from Ohio who is signed to Warner Bros. Records. He recently covered Adele’s hit single, “Someone Like You.” He couldn’t have gone any more in the opposite direct of Adele’s version. For Punk Rock fans, this is one to check out.
The Smoking Popes
Turner Hall – Milwaukee, WI
All Photos by Martha Kubica
The Smoking Popes is:
Josh Caterer – Vocals, Guitar
Eli Dixon Caterer – Guitar
Matt Caterer – Bass
Neil Hennessy – Drums
Chicago’s very own The Smoking Popes has been busy. The band is currently on the road for a mini tour including the East Coast. The East Coast tour concludes in Philadelphia, PA with their first ever non-Chicago New Years Eve show! This past summer they played dates with fellow Chicago rockers Alkaline Trio. Last week The Smoking Popes stopped at Turner Hall in Milwaukee opening for BRAID.
Photos from their set in Milwaukee are below.
December 28, 2011 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop Details
December 29, 2011 Poughkeepsie, NY The Loft Details
December 30, 2011 Boston, MA House of Blues Details
December 31, 2011 Philadelphia, PA North Star Bar Details
February 3, 2012 Columbus, OH The Basement Details
February 4, 2012 Toledo, OH Frankie’s Details
February 11, 2012 DeKalb, IL Otto’s Details
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Social Distortion was punk rock before there was punk rock. They revolutionized a genre across America with their unique sound. After 33 years and several member changes of the group, the soul of the group still remains and their sound still remains edgy and hard-rocking that any audience can enjoy. They have just released their seventh studio album Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes this year that captures the same California punk sound they have portrayed for so long.
Amy caught up with Jonny Wickersham, the band’s lead guitarist before the band’s performance at the recent Voodoo Fest in New Orleans. They discussed how the band stays relatable and strong. They will be playing in Madison, WI on Tuesday night November 29th.
Amy: I’m so in love with the new album, Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, my favorite song on the album is “California Hustle and Flow.” What is your favorite song and can you tell me the story behind it?
Jonny: That could easily be my favorite as well. As a band, we are such huge Stones fans and it’s pretty clearly a Stones riff. How many Stones covers have we done? Four or five I can think of and there is a lot that we do live. That was the perfect opportunity for us to really exercise that. We have been growing, especially Mike and I have been growing over the years as guitar players. It’s like we are trying to emulate our heroes like Keith Richards. Speaking for myself personally, I didn’t have great training in music or anything, and I don’t really necessarily possess that great of a musical ear. It’s more like persistence and practice, and passion for it because I love rock n roll so much. I’m not that great of a guitar player. It’s taken me years to get to the point that where we can do this kind of a thing. It’s real exciting to be able to do that. We are still kind of, in a sense, little kids like we get that excited about stuff like that.
Amy: Are you still having fun after over 15 years? Is it still the best job in the world?
Jonny: Absolutely yeah. Sometimes you lose perspective on that. When you have been on the road for a few months, you are kind of dogged out. Ultimately I am always aware that I am really fortunate to be able to do this and be able to make a living at it. It’s unbelievable.
Amy: We are at Voodoo Fest. What is your favorite part of being at Voodoo Fest again and playing here?
Jonny: I am looking forward to seeing Snoop Dogg. I am looking forward to seeing X play today. I plan to run over to see some of X then run back and see some of Snoop Dogg’s set. I have been here for about 20 minutes. We came into town this morning so that is about all I know about Voodoo Fest at this moment.
Amy: What is the most extreme thing you have done to get your music out?
Jonny: I don’t know that we have ever done anything really extreme. It is not like we have ever loaded the gear up on the back of a flat bed truck and cruise down the 101 freeway through Hollywood like some band did last year and caused a whole scene or played on the roof of a building like a couple bands we know. I think it is relentless touring. Just playing and playing and playing and keeping at it. More than as an agenda or a plan to keep doing this and get it out there it is, “What else are we going to do?” For me, I can speak for myself, this is what I do. I have been doing it my whole life. Hopefully I will be able to keep doing it.
Amy: What is your greatest rock n roll moment?
Jonny: There has been so many that are fantastic and some have happened at a 200 capacity bar and some have happened playing at an arena show or Lollapalooza in front of 70,000 people. I kind of prefer the small thing myself. The greatest rock n roll moments are just the nights when you really lose yourself in the music and you are not aware of anything. You are so in the moment and playing the song. Just to play a power chord feels so right. With the band, the chemistry is there and the dialogue between us on stage is happening and it is intuitive and it’s psychic almost. That is the greatest rock n roll moment for me. There is nothing better because that is what it is all about. It doesn’t happen every night. Sometimes you are kind of in it. Sometimes you are not in it at all. You might be completely distracted by a really bad monitor mix or a bad sounding room or whatever it is. It is truly an organic thing. That is the big payoff, nights like that. A lot of the times that happens when we do some crazy things in a real small place which doesn’t happen very often but I love that. Like no barricade and people are four feet in front of you and there is so much energy in the room. For the kind of music that Social D does, that is what it is all about.
Amy: I know Mike spoke recently about you guys considering a new documentary since Another State of Mind was done so long ago. Are you working on anything right now?
Jonny: We keep talking about it but it will happen. We are not really working on it at the moment.
Amy: What do you think the biggest difference will be?
Jonny: It’s going to be a different story for sure. It is going to be looking back on 30+ years. That was the beginning. I was a little grommet when that came out. I went and saw it, I wasn’t in the band. I was a fan of the band. I remember when that movie came out and I was like, “What a trip?!”
Amy: Why did you join? They have had a lot of changes over the years. What made you choose this band or how did they choose you?
Jonny: A long history that I have with the band. I played with bands that were in the same community and we had played shows together.
Amy: Did you have any trouble assimilating, coming into the band, or any hazing?
Jonny: No, no. I had to kind of really learn to play these songs the way they are played. Although the bands I grew up playing in are, in some respects, similar, they are also, in other respects, completely different. So it was just a matter of that kind of stuff. As far as getting along with people and the fans of the band have treated me, they were very kind and it all has been very good.
Amy: Mike has also spoken at times about there being different dimensions to him and the band other than the music. There is some spiritualism involved. Do you think that comes in to play in the music? Are you guys spiritual in some way or is it all good time, fun songs about life?
Jonny: There definitely is that. These songs have come out of real situations and reflective of real things that have happened.
Amy: There have been really serious, tough times through the years.
Jonny: Yeah, with everybody at different times. They are definitely real songs and I would say some spirituality plays into it. It’s on a personal level for everybody. It is actually what defines what this band is all about, persevering through everything and individuals self-searching and growing and changing and becoming better people. We have been on the edge where it could go either way and it would have been a completely different thing and we wouldn’t be having this talk and the band wouldn’t exist. It would be a completely different thing.
Amy: I think successful bands in life come about with really hard work, a little luck and a lot of perseverance. This seems to be true with the really long standing bands that I talk to that have stayed together.
Jonny: That is what this music is that speaks to so many people. People that go to work and they have families or they are teenagers and growing up and trying to figure things out. They are older and things happen and I think the music helps vindicate their situation.
Amy: Your fans, I am sure after 30 years you have 30 years of fans. Do you guys finding people bringing their kids now to shows and is that odd for you guys?
Jonny: It is super cool actually. You will see little guys with headphones on and ear protectors on and that is super cool. You will see a lot of teenagers and you will see some people getting into their mid 40s and 50s. It’s crazy and really trippy.
All photos of Social Distortion are by Amy Harris. For more interviews and photos head over to The First 3 Songs!
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Metro – Chicago, IL
Hundreds of punk fans moshed their way into Thanksgiving with Naked Raygun last night. The crowd for sure brought their A-game for this joyus event. So many pits formed throughout the night. Some fans even tried to crowd surf which I just found hilarious. That may fly for a pop show but not for this hardcore/punk crowd. So many people bit it hard, I have to admit it was highly entertaining. For those unfamiliar of who Naked Raygun is, they formed in Chicago during 1981. They were one of the first U.S. post-punk bands of the ‘80s merging melodic sounds with punk. After a number of album releases in the ‘80s the band ended up splitting after the release of Raygun…Naked Raygun in 1990. Members went on to perform with other bands including Pegboy and The Bomb. Due to public demand for Naked Raygun in 1999 indie label Touch and Go/Quarterstick Records reissued all of Naked Raygun’s albums with bonus tracks. A compilation album was also produced including collected works from 1980-1992. After a massive turn out for their 2006 reunion at Riot Fest, playing to a sold out crowd of 4,000 people they decided to come back with new releases. Currently there is a release #4 of their 7” series and they are heading back into the studio at the end of the year to record more material. Tours are being set up for both the West Coast and Europe in 2012.
My Big Beautiful
Metro – Chicago, IL
Pop-punk band My Big Beautiful was one of many in last nights line up leading up to Naked Raygun’s headling show. The band formed back in 1993 from Joliet, IL. After taking a break in ’96 to pursue other music ventures the band ended up getting back together in 2003 and have been playing an aray of new & classic M.B.B. songs ever since. Last night was the perferct way to kick off this holiday weekend! This was my first time experiencing My Big Beautiful and it wont be my last. Their energy was fantastic and they had me at covering Tom Petty and the Hearbreakers ”American Girl”. Before the show I saw Steev Custer running around the Metro with his kids, giving piggy back rides and just having a great time before the show. It was really awesome to see! During the show you could see his daughter waving to him from the balcony and he would just shoot her the biggest smile, it was the cutest thing ever! Steev even keeps a photo of his kids that sits on his amp on stage. It’s rare to see things like that. If you haven’t see My Big Beautiful I suggest you! Check out their Facebook page for your most recent M.B.B. updates.
If Katy Perry were a band of boys you’d get The Bleeding Knees Club! The band consists of Alex and Jordan and Matt Woods. The band names one of their interests as “skipping” …gotta love it!
Their newest video is “Teenage Girls” and it’s a cute and poppy homage to the lovely teenage girls that boys fawn over. Check it below:
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH TO PREMIERE NEW SINGLE “UNDER IT AND OVER IT” THIS WEDNESDAY JULY 27TH
NEW ALBUM AMERICAN CAPITALIST HITS STORES OCTOBER 11TH
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH is pleased to announce their brand new single, ‘Under It and Over It’, will debut tomorrow on radio stations nationwide as well as online at Revolvermag.com.
“Under and Over It” is the debut single from 5FDP’s upcoming third album, American Capitalist, which hits stores on October 11th, 2011. American Capitalist was recorded at “The Hideout” in Las Vegas, NV with producer Kevin Churko. The single art, posted above, was revealed with Hard Drive Radio and Revolver Magazine on July 13th.
“This record crystallizes the sound of Death Punch,” says guitarist Zoltan Bathory.
Singer Ivan Moody adds, ”I literally laid every ounce of blood I had on this one. We are a people’s band. Our fans understand us because of who we are. We’ve never tried to be anybody else but Five Finger Death Punch. If you’re inclined to please the whole world, you’ve got to take a step back and realize that at the end of the day, you have to be you- first and foremost. Otherwise, you’re useless to anyone else.”
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH is widely renowned as one of the most important bands of recent metal history- where today they play sold out shows, headline prestigious festivals and command an army of die-hard fans across the globe.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH’s last album, War Is The Answer, debuted at #7 on the Billboard chart. ‘Far From Home’ peaked #2 at Active Rock radio and was named the #1 Rated Song at Mediabase Rate-The-Music for eleven straight weeks, while the hit single “Bad Company” hit #1 at Active Rock radio. Both 5FDP albums, War Is The Answer (2009) and The Way of the Fist (2007) are RIAA-certified Gold and continue to post some of the strongest sales week after week in the world of hard rock and metal- charting for 100 straight weeks on the Billboard Top 200.
Look for FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH on the cover of the September 2011 issue of REVOLVER Magazine, on stands August 16th. 5FDP have previously appeared on the covers of Metal Hammer and REVOLVER Magazine, as well as receiving three Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards in back-to-back years.
The band has been featured in Kerrang!, Rocksound, Guitar World, Guitar Edge, Decibel, Billboard, MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball, MTV2, Fuse, Yahoo!, AOL Music, Hard Times, MySpace Music, CBS’s Criminal Minds, ESPN’s The X-Games, Sportscenter and more.
Expect another big announcement from Five Finger Death Punch next week as well.
For more information on FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, please visit:
Warped Tour 2011
Marcus Amphitheater – Milwaukee, WI
Less Than Jake
Marcus Amphitheater – Milwaukee, WI
EMILY’S ARMY ANNOUNCE AUGUST TOUR DATES
July 20, 2011 – Los Angeles, CA – Emily’s Army have announced additional tour dates in August in support of their full-length debut Don’t Be A Dick, which was released by Adeline Records on June 14th. Alternative Press praised the album as “Overwhelmingly tight and poppy; quite impressive for the young pups they are. When considering that these songs were written by kids barely in high school, it’s a bit of a jaw-dropper”.
Hailing from the East Bay, Emily’s Army is comprised of Max Becker on bass, Cole Becker on guitar, Travis Neumann on guitar, and drummer Joey Armstrong. At the ripe age of 15, 16, and 17 years old, the Oakland based band has already spent two years touring up and down the West Coast. The band’s name comes from Max and Cole Becker’s 15-year old cousin Emily, who was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis in 1998 and has suffered from the disease her entire life. In tribute, the band adopted the name Emily’s Army, which also happens to be the moniker for a fundraising organization in their cousin’s honor.
At a time when young bands are homogenized and tailor made for consumption and eventual regurgitation, Emily’s Army is a breath of fresh air – rocking out together for the pure fact that they love playing music and they love playing together. Don’t Be A Dick by Emily’s Army is the sound of the torchbearers to come.
Check out the video for “Broadcast This” on RollingStone.Com: HERE
“90′s tinged old-school pop-punk… Don’t Be A Dick is an undeniably fun and amusing listen.”
“The California quartet deliver raggedly sharp guitar licks and plenty of humor.”
“Emily’s Army is a rare case of raw and undeveloped talent that’s still good enough to be injected onto a mainstream setting…themes of adolescent struggles are abundant, but signs of a band ahead of its teenage face surface with socio-political themes as well.”
8/3 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy w/ Fever Charm
8/4 – Long Beach, CA – Dipiazza’s w/ Fever Charm
8/6 – Huntington Beach, CA – Pipeline To A Cure (Benefit Show)
8/11 – Cambridge, MA – TT The Bears w/ Chixdiggit, Kepi Ghoulie
8/13 – Baltimore, MD – Insubordination Fest
8/15 – Portsmouth, NH – Slaughterhouse 5 w/ Dopamines
8/16 – New Brunswick, NH – The Loft w/ Black Wine, Nuclear Santa Claust
Labels: Mercury Records
Released: June 07, 2011
The opening track of Ida Maria’s new sophomore album Katla is entitled “Quiet, Nice People”. It’s a slow charmer reminiscent of a Kate Nash Track, and then you are bitch-slapped with the album’s lead single “Bad Karma”. It’s hard to believe this track wasn’t created in the late 80′s and Ida doesn’t owe Joan Jett some copyright royalties. By only the second track, I am sure of a few things: Ida has multiple personalities and she’s not afraid to show them, she’s the only artist dancing the line between punk and blues, and +5 points for name dropping hare krishna. (If you ever go too punk it’s good to have religion on your side.)
During the rest of the album Miss Maria shows no signs of musical consistency, she is all over the place in style. With all the cookie cutter pop out there it’s a nice safe change and as Wu-Tang Clan would say It’s something nice “for the children”. Save for the dark appropriately titled track “Devil” which makes me wish I was born in the 70′s and heard this track while rocking back and forth in an open field full of angst against some lost love fist pumping over woman empowerment and a cold beer.. Whew! Maybe if she ever tours again you can close your eyes and pretend while this track plays. It may be the most psychedelic rock tune I’ve heard created in this era and blissfully enforces her versatility at nearly ten minutes long. Not only is Ida a Norwegian punk bad ass, on Katla she proves can be a brazen bluesy rock hippy as well, all at the same time. Oh My God is right.
Shonen Knife Announce Dates For 30th Anniversary Fall North American Tour Launching October 2011 In Support Of Osaka Ramones, Tribute To The Ramones Out July 19 on Good Charamel Records
Shonen Knife have been the most internationally recognized name in Japanese Rock music since their entrance onto the alternative rock scene in the early 90s when them became the indie darlings of hipsters and rock stars alike. Since their inception in Osaka in 1981 (featuring Naoko’s sister Atsuko and their friend, bassist/vocalist Michie), to their current lineup featuring members Ritsuko (bass, vocals) and Emi (drums,vocals), Shonen Knife have maintained their rightful place in the ever changing indie rock scene.
2011 marks thirty years since Naoko and the band began releasing albums featuring their joyous mixture of pop, punk, food and fantasy for the world to enjoy, and to commemorate this major milestone, the ladies will be launching a fall tour in support of their latest release, Osaka Ramones, a 13-track tribute to NYC’s legendary punk band, The Ramones. Offering support on the trek will be Oakland, CA garage rockers, Shannon and the Clams.
“Ramones were my all-time idols since I first heard their music from a radio and rushed to a record shop. This year is the 30th anniversary of Shonen Knife. For celebration, we decided to record a cover album of our favorite band the Ramones. The title is Osaka Ramones with our respect. I’m very happy to release an Osaka Ramones project and to recognize their contribution to the evolution of Shonen Knife,“ explains Naoko.
Osaka Ramones is not only the name of this tribute album, but is also the name of the side project which has made its way in and out of Shonen Knife’s performing history for decades. This East meets West punk rock combination is now captured in an album recorded and mixed between Osaka, Japan and New York, over the last year. The album was co-produced by Robby Takac of Goo Goo Dolls who is releasing it July 19th on his label, Good Charamel Records.
Come October, North American audiences will have a chance to celebrate the music of the world’s greatest punk rock band, the Ramones, while simultaneously celebrating the 4th decade of the mighty Shonen Knife…Hey Ho, Let’s Go! …
To stream snippets of Shonen Knife’s Osaka Ramones go to: www.goodcharamel.com.
Shonen Knife Tour Dates with opener, Shannon and the Clams
20- Toronto, ONT- Horseshoe Tavern
21- Montreal- QC- II Motore
22- Brooklyn, NY- Public Assembly (CMJ)
24- Baltimore, MD- Otto Bar
25- Durham, NC- The Pinhook
26- Atlanta, GA- Masquerade
27- Mobile, AL- Alabama Music Box
28- Houston, TX- GroundHall
29- Austin, TX- Red 7
1- Los Angeles, CA- TBA
2- San Diego, CA - Casbah
3- Long Beach, CA – Alex’s Bar
4- San Francisco, CA- Bottom of the Hill
5- Portland, OR- Dante’s
7- Vancouver, BC- Biltmore Cabaret
8- Seattle, WA- Tractor Tavern
11- Minneapolis, MN- First Ave.
12- Chicago, IL- Empty Bottle
13- Kalamazoo, MI- The Strutt
14- Indianpolis, IN- Radio, Radio
17- Pittsburgh, PA- 31st Pub
18- Brooklyn, NY- The Bellhouse
19- Buffalo, NY- Mohawk Palace
Additional dates to be added.
Osaka Ramones Track Listing:
1. Blitzkrieg Bop
2. Rock and Roll High School
3. We Want The Airwaves
4. She’s The One
5. Rockaway Beach
6. Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
9. The KKK Took My Baby Away
10. We’re A Happy Family
11. Chinese Rock
12. Beat on the Brat
Oh how Lollapalooza has grown! It’s amazing how a farewell show for Jane’s Addiction could manifest into a growing mass of 115+ acres of multiple stages showcasing 130-something artists, festival grounds filled with farmers markets, hosting local gourmet fair, and enough arts and crafts to make your head spin! [Read more...]
White Collar Lies
Label: Religion Music
Release Date: 3/1/2011
Kopek is the best thing that has come out of Ireland since U2 and the Riverdance guy. The band won the title of “Best Live Act” at the Global Battle of the Bands. The prize was $100,000 and a world tour.
It wasn’t until 2009 when a Dublin based record company, Religion Music, signed the trio to a multi-album deal. Their first album and current release is White Collar Lies.
White Collar Lies is a solid piece of rock and roll put together on a disc. It’s radio hits like “Cocaine Chest Pains” that are winning fans over. Yet the tracks that really stand out on the album are “The Easy Way (D.B. Cooper)” and the motivational car song, “Bring it On.”
These guys are currently on tour with RED and Hinder. They have a 1 year VISA here in teh United States so expect them to keep busy on the road.
They were previously on the road with Cold. It was an odd bill for a tour and unfortunately for Cold, Kopek stole the show. Kopek kicked ass as the opener and then Egypt Central, another hard rock band, took the stage. Cold hit the stage and put the crowd to sleep.
Kopek’s set was so rock and roll that I could really see these guys opening for the likes of Seether rather than Cold. At least the new tour has them paired up with rock bands RED and Hinder.
Kopek’s White Collar Lies is definitely a keeper and their live show is even better.
Tour with HINDER and RED
05/12/11 Kopek in La Crosse, WI La Crosse Center Arena United States
05/14/11 Kopek in Dayton, OH Mc Guffy’s House of Rock United States
HEADLINE SHOW – Presented by WXEG! Tour: with HINDER and RED
05/16/11 Kopek in Flint, MI The Machine Shop United States
05/17/11 Kopek in Niagara Falls, NY Rapids Theatre United States
05/19/11 Kopek in Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino United States
05/20/11 Kopek in Providence, RI Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel United States Address: 79 Washington Street. Venue phone: (401) 272-5876. With PAPA ROACH Related post. Tour: with HINDER and RED
05/22/11 Kopek in Traverse City, MI Ground Zero United States
05/27/11 Kopek in Columbus, OH Al Rosa United States
HEADLINE SHOW! 05/28/11 Kopek in Syracuse, NY New York State Fair Grounds United StatesTime: 2:00pm. KROCK’s DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY BBQ 5!!! Related post.
08/26/11 Kopek in Grand Junction, CO ROCK JAM FESTIVAL United States
The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
All Photos by Chris Weber
Social D is:
Formed back in 1978, Social Distortion is icons in the punk rock scene. If you say you’ve been a Social Distortion fan for 10 years apparently that’s nothing. I saw someone last night receive a “pfff” from a fellow Social D fan for just being a fan for 10 years. Not many bands can stick around for 10 years much less have fans for that duration. Social D Fans that actually made it through their comeback album, Prison Bound, in 1986 deserve some credit, but also date themselves.
So many fans, young and old, turned out that the Rave had to move the show from the small Rave stage upstairs to the much larger Eagle’s Ballroom. It’s been a while since I’ve seen the Ballroom packed to the brim. The night was started with the Sharks and then Chuck Ragan, who won the crowd over.
Social D’s set was filled with a vast array of songs dating back to the likes of Prison Bound up to their new album, Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes. The crowd erupted midway through the set when Chuck Ragan’s fellow stage mates joined Mike and the gang onstage for several songs. It was a treat to have a fiddle player and even an accordion player in the mix. This was a first time for even the hardcore fans. The night ended with their big hits “Story of My Life” and Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire.” The show didn’t have an encore and when fans realized that everyone high-tailed it out of the venue.
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After years of waiting, fans can rejoice! Punk rock band Face to Face have announced the release of their long awaited new album, Laugh Now, Laugh Later, which is due out on lead vocalist Trever Keith’s Antagonist Records in association with People Like You Records on May 17. This will be the band’s first release in over nine years since 2002’s How to Ruin Everything. Laugh Now, Laugh Later is chock full of the classic hook-filled choruses and signature riffs the band has been known for over the last two decades.
Currently spinning on Los Angeles’ legendary KROQ 106.7 FM, the first single from their new record, “It’s Not All About You” is a true punk rock anthem. Listen to the album’s first single “It’s Not All About You” at http://www.altpress.com/features/entry/exclusive_stream_face_to_faces_its_not_all_about_you/.
Founding vocalist/guitarist Trever Keith returns along with long-time bassist Scott Shiflett, guitarist Chad Yaro and punk rock veteran drummer Danny Thompson. Face to Face wastes no time as they tear into the opening track “Should Anything Go Wrong,” wielding intense riffs, galloping rhythm and commanding vocals that sets the tone of the thirty-six minute long circle pit of an album.
“This is our seventh full length studio album,” says Keith. “We have definitely “colored out of the lines” on a record or two, so it’s hard to say this one is different. It probably makes more sense to say how it is the same. It incorporates tiny elements from each of our previous records. But it is mostly like our early stuff. At least I think the overall energy of the record is like the early stuff. Because we didn’t over think anything. We wrote songs, rehearsed them, and recorded them. It has a very immediate and urgent feel about it. It is a punk rock record.”
For the next half-hour Face to Face churn and burn their way through eleven tracks of unadulterated punk rock. Powerful songs like “Bombs Away,” “Blood In The Water,” “What You Came For” and “Under The Wreckage” will undoubtedly have fans’ fists raised, while “The Invisible Hand,” “I Don’t Mind And You Don’t Matter,” “Stopgap,” “All For Nothing” and “Pushover” will have them singing at the top of their lungs in unison. Two decades in and Face to Face have the same passionate intensity as they did when the band started.
“This is a classic sounding Face to Face record,” Keith adds. “It’s energetic, fast, and urgent. I think the songwriting and arrangements have evolved without any pretentious or overwrought sentiment. It is an honest, furious, punk rock record.”
Beginning in late April, fans can get a preview of the intense new album live when Face to Face kick off their headlining tour of North America with Strung Out and openers Blitzkid and The Darlings trading off in support of Laugh Now, Laugh Later. Check Ticketmaster.com and FaceToFaceMusic.com for more information.
Celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, Face to Face formed in 1991 in the small town of Victorville, CA. Face to Face has emerged as one of modern punk rock’s most influential bands. Over the last twenty years the band has released a string of crucial punk releases including Don’t Turn Away (1992), Big Choice (1994), Face to Face (1996), Ignorance is Bliss (1999), Reactionary (2000), Standards & Practices (2001) and How to Ruin Everything (2002) and have enjoyed massive radio play with hit singles like “Disconnected.” This spring, Face to Face return with Laugh Now, Laugh Later; a record that proves once again why they’re considered one of the most important punk bands of the last two decades.
Laugh Now, Laugh Later Track Listing:
July 2 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
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The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
(Hed) p.e. is:
Jared Gomes – vocals
Mawk (Mark Young) – bass
DJ Product © 1969 (Doug Boyce) – turntables
Jaxon – guitar
Trauma – drums
(Hed) p.e. have been around for 17 years with 9 albums to their credit. They have influenced several big name bands with their style of music that ranges from rock, rap, hardcore, and metal. They have teamed up with Mushroomhead again on the (Hed) to Head tour 2.0; each band taking turns headlining every other city. Tonight, Mushroomhead were the headliners.
After what seemed like a longest teardown between the openers and (Hed) p.e., (Hed) p.e. started their set about 20 min late. There was hip/hop music playing in the background as the crowd waited chanting for (Hed) p.e. and Mushroomhead. The lights dimmed and (Hed) p.e. walked out to “Truth Rising” from their latest self titled album, followed by “Live or Die Free.” The stage setup was kept simple; it was all about the music and at times rants of singer, Gomes. Gomes and DJ Product prowled the stage like two MC’s going back and forth with lyrics before DJ Product settled back in on the turntables & pumped the crowd up. The crowd was into it – from the jumping and pits erupting in the middle of the floor, yet the intensity increased when Mushroomhead had their turn.
(Hed) p.e. reached back in to their music catalog, playing hits off their first couple albums. As a band, they were very tight – playing all styles and ranges to go along with Gomes kinetic energy as a lead vocalist. At times, they matched perfect and a few times, just did not flow well. The set l included a guest appearance from one of the guys from Mushroomhead. The favor was returned when Trauma played the water drums with Mushroomhead for their set.
With only an hour for their set, (Hed) p.e. jammed in as many songs as they could but honestly, I felt they could have played more. Gomes felt the need to talk to the crowd about the political world we are in, how Wisconsin is dealing with union issues, and Fox news being a bunch of liars to the American people. Now, I don’t mind a little speech in a show, but it felt like it went on longer than it should and set a buzzkill to the show. Yes, (Hed) p.e. is a social/political band, but let the music provide the message.
With that put aside, the music and show was great fun. I had only heard about their energy on stage, as this was my first time seeing them live, and they did not disappoint.
If you’re looking for a show to see that is not your typical rock show and with lots of visual performance and energy, then you won’t want to miss this two-headed monster tour.
written by Peter Lizano
Screaming Bloody Murder
I must say when I heard Sum 41 had a new album coming out I was shocked. To be honest I didn’t even think they were still around anymore. Growing up during the time of pop-punk being in its prime I’m always delighted to reminisce of Sum 41′s All Kill No Filler but any album after that I lost interest. I didn’t get it when they went all metal on us. And Screaming Bloody Murder is much different than anything I have ever heard from the trio.
Screaming Bloody Murder’s first track “Reason To Believe” is a mixture of metal & pop-punk. I know that may sound sort of odd but it actually really works well together. “Screaming Bloody Murder” has beautiful piano & vocals in the begining before the rocking out begins. This one is definitely my favorite! I can picture myself singing along to this at their show. “All Comes To An End” Deryck Whibley resembles the voice of Gerard Way from My Chemical Romance, it’s kinda strange but works for me! “Time For You To Go” has a very poppy and has pumped drumbeats. “Jessica Kills” reminds me of the old school Sum 41 with the fast guitar riffs and screaming vocals. [Read more...]
House of Blues-Chicago, IL
After being at the House of Blues last week, I saw that Volbeat would be playing with The Damned Things and could not miss this show. Never seeing either band live before, my first impression was why is Volbeat headlining over The Damned Things? Now knowing they are big overseas, were certified platinum in their home country Denmark, and have opened for Metal/Rock gods Metallica and AC/DC it makes more sense. They are still have not reached the success in the USA as they deserve, but they are out on tour now to prove they will be a force to be reckoned with.
It is very hard to pinpoint what genre of rock music Volbeat is – be it Metalbilly mixed with sounds of the Stray Cats on steroids or Metallica without the intricate guitar work or solos, or even Johnny Cash on meth doing a metal album. I dare you to pigeon hole them.
The latest release, Beyond Hell/Above Heaven, is their 4th studio album and gives them enough material to fill a 1 ½ hr plus set. Drummer Jon Larsen came out with sticks in the air to sit on his double bass drum kit and the crowd roared their approval, as the rest of the group ripped into “The Human Instrument.” They transitioned to, “Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood,” not allowing the crowd to settle down to and you could feel the floor moving up and down, as everyone bounced. With the twin guitar attack filling the air with that thick, distinct Gibson guitar sound, they continued with “Heaven Nor Hell.” Lead singer, Poulsen looked like a character from a Quentin Tarantino movie played to the crowd. Even though they are still new to touring the U.S., they played like the veterans they are.
Lead guitar player, Bredahl, and bass player, Kjolholm, took turns going from one side of the stage to the other and at times, bumping into each other and spinning around laughing as they bounced away. As much fun as the band and the crowd were having, you could not help but feel like you were watching a band about to make its mark on the music scene.
As I walked around the venue, I bumped into the guitar player for the metal band, Dirge Within and we both talked about how amazing this band was and he told me how they bring such a fresh sound to metal scene. I made me realize that for a band that’s been around for close to ten years, the music can still sound new.
As Volbeat ended the night they did a cover of Dusty Springfield’s “I Only Want to Be with You.” I mean what metal band do you know can get away with this and still look badass?
Volbeat will be touring for another month in the States before heading back home to Denmark, along with some big festivals overseas and according to Bredahl and Larsen; they want to come back in the summer time.
If you’re looking for something different from all the tours out there now, then you won’t want to miss a beat in seeing VOLBEAT.
The Human Instrument
Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood
Heaven Nor Hell
A Moment Forever/Hallelujah Goat
The Mirror And The Ripper
Sad Man’s Tongue
Mary Ann’ s Place
Mr. & Mrs. Ness
Who They Are
Pool Of Booze, Booze, Booza/Boa (JDM)
I Only Wanna Be With You
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written by Peter Lizano
311 and Sublime with Rome will join forces for Unity Tour 2011. This year’s installment of the annual summertime trek promises to be the party of the summer. The tour hits amphitheaters nationwide from July 8th to August 26th (see attached itinerary). Tickets for select shows go on sale starting March 26th. Please go to www.311.com or www.sublimewithrome.com for details.
UNITY TOUR 2011
311 and SUBLIME WITH ROME
8 Bonner Springs, KS Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone
9 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
12 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
13 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theater
14 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island
16 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
17 Columbus, OH Lifestyles Community Pavilion
21 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Art Center
22 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheatre
23 Boston, MA Comcast Center
25 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
26 Philadelphia, PA Penn’s Landing
28 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live at VA Beach
29 Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live (Nissan Pavilion)
30 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
1 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
2 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
4 Live Oak, FL Pow Wow Festival / Suwannee Music Park
5 Live Oak, FL Pow Wow Festival / Suwannee Music Park
6 Live Oak, FL Pow Wow Festival / Suwannee Music Park
11 Lake Charles, LA L’Auberge Du Lac Casino
12 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
13 Dallas, TX GEXA Energy Pavilion
14 Austin, TX TBA
16 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
17 Salt Lake City, UT Usana Amphitheatre
19 San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
20 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
21 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
23 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View
25 Eugene, OR Cuthbert Amphitheatre
26 Seattle, WA Marymoor Amphitheatre
Chicago’s very own Geronimo! is celebrating their 3rd birthday next Tuesday at the Double Door in Chicago. These punk rockers are being joined by Kid You’ll Move Mountains, The Soil & The Sun, and Brontosauras, who just finished their SXSW dates.
The best part of all this, is that the show is FREE! We like free shows right? Of course, that’s just a silly question. So if you are looking for something to do next Tuesday night in Chicago head to the Double Door for Geronimo! Tell them you want in on the show for free by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
FUELED BY RAMEN SIGN SUBLIME WITH ROME;
ALTERNATIVE/SKA-PUNK TRIO CURRENTLY IN THE STUDIO,
WITH DEBUT ALBUM SLATED FOR THIS SUMMER
Fueled By Ramen has announced its signing of alternative/ska-punk group Sublime with Rome. The California-based combo features drummer Bud Gaugh and bass player Eric Wilson – both founding members of the legendary ska-punk band, Sublime – alongside gifted singer/guitarist Rome.
Currently hard at work at El Paso, Texas’ Sonic Ranch studio with producer Paul Leary (Butthole Surfers, Sublime, Meat Puppets, Long Beach Dub Allstars), Sublime with Rome will unleash their much anticipated label debut album this summer, with plans for a single to hit radio airwaves later this spring. Details of a major North American tour will be announced shortly.
Sublime with Rome singer/guitarist Rome said: “Everything has been going amazing in the studio. The music has been coming along great, and we’re confident that we’re making a record that will stand the test of time. We can’t wait for the fans to hear it, and are already planning a world tour to bring it to them live.”
Troy Nowell-Holmes, widow of original Sublime guitarist/vocalist Bradley Nowell, stated: “Sublime with Rome earned the fans’ approval with their live performances by showing it was never about replacing or forgetting Brad – it was about celebrating the music. And now the next chapter begins. Rome is such a great songwriter and with Bud and Eric’s amazing talent to back him up, Sublime with Rome will thrive and shine in its own right. I can’t wait to hear the new material because I know how talented they all are.”
In related news, Sublime with Rome will be streaming live from the studio on Monday, March 21 at 6pm PST/9PM EST. Fans can access the live stream at the band’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/sublimewithrome) and get insight into the recording process behind one of the most anticipated albums of the year.
Sublime with Rome first came together in 2009 for a series of shows including such multi-artist bills as Cypress Hill’s Smokeout and the annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas spectacular. Buoyed by the extraordinarily positive response, the band embarked on a worldwide headline tour that drew packed houses and rave reviews at every stop. While the music of Sublime has always remained in constant radio rotation, Rome scored a hit of his own, co-writing and lending his distinctive voice to The Dirty Heads’ recent #1 modern rock hit, “Lay Me Down.”
Founded in Long Beach, CA, by Gaugh, Wilson, and original vocalist/guitarist Bradley Nowell in 1988, Sublime was without question one of the most successful and influential ska-punk bands of all time. Fueled by such radio hits as “Date Rape,” “Santeria,” and the chart-topping “What I Got,” the band achieved worldwide sales in excess of 17 million, including 1992’s RIAA 2x-platinum certified “40 OZ. TO FREEDOM,” 1994’s gold certified “ROBBIN’ THE HOOD,” 1996’s 5x-platinum blockbuster, “SUBLIME,” and 1997’s platinum certified “SECOND HAND SMOKE.” Named by Los Angeles’ KROQ as its third “Biggest Band of All Time” for six years running – topped only by Red Hot Chili Peppers and Nirvana – Sublime disbanded following Nowell’s untimely death in 1996.
For up-to-the-minute news and tour information, please visit www.sublimewithrome.com.
World’s Biggest Punk Rock Party
The 13th Annual Punk Rock Bowling Tournament & Music FestivalTo Be Held Memorial Day Weekend May 27-30 in Downtown Las Vegas
This Year’s Headliners Announced:
Dropkick Murphys, Descendents, Cock Sparrer, Me First and The Gimme Gimmes,
Bouncing Souls, Dwarves, Manic Hispanic & The Undertones
Plus More To Be Revealed Soon!!
Limited Number of $80 Early Bird Weekend Passes
Go On Sale Starting Midnight on Friday Feb. 18;
Discounted Hotel Rooms Available Now
The 13th Annual Punk Rock Bowling Tournament and Music Festival will take place over Memorial Day Weekend (May 27-30) in downtown Las Vegas featuring the most insane lineup to date. BYO Records has just confirmed the following headliners for this year’s event: Dropkick Murphys,Descendents, Cock Sparrer, Me First and The Gimme Gimmes, Bouncing Souls, Dwarves, Manic Hispanic & The Undertones, with many more bands to be announced soon.
200 “limited early bird special” $80 weekend passes will be available starting at Midnight, Friday Feb. 18 at www.PunkRockBowling.com, on a first-come first-served basis.
The legendary bowling tournament will once again take over Sam’s Town Casino and Gambling Hall, and a limited number of discounted hotel rooms have been blocked off for attendees of both the tournament and the shows. To book accommodations, guests can visit www.PunkRockBowling.com. Rooms are expected to sell out quickly. .
This year’s live shows will be held outdoors at Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas, where the intersection of 6th and Fremont will be blocked off for up to 3,500 concertgoers. The shows are all-ages, but those attendees under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. and shows will wrap by 11 p.m., rain or shine.
For those who wish to bowl, registration is now open for returning teams only. First time bowlers or those who bowled for the first time last year can sign up for the waiting list at www.PunkRockBowling.com and they will be contacted on March 1.
Much more news to be announced soon!
Sum 41 has released a viral video for the title track of their new album Screaming Bloody Murder releasing March 29th. An official video for the track will premiere in the coming weeks. The band spent nearly all of 2010 on the road, including their 4th headlining run on the 2010 Van’s Warped Tour. The video follows the band around with footage from their massive live performances to goofing around backstage and their bus.
Fans can now purchase the new single, “Screaming Bloody Murder,” on iTunes and Amazon today. For more information and updates on the band including their tour plans, check out the band’s official site, www.sum41.com, as well as their MySpace and Facebook pages and look for Screaming Bloody Murder in stores everywhere March 29th!
Official Page: www.sum41.com
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/sum41
Release Date: 2/15/2011
Capitol Records / MRV / C.E.
Runner Runner hails from Huntington Beach, California. Their self-titled debut album hits stores today and is released through Capitol Records, C.E. Music (David Letterman’s Worldwide Pants Inc.) and Jack Ponti’s MRV label. The album is produced by Dave Darling whose previous works included Stray Cats, Brian Setzer, and Soulive. Their newest single “Hey Alli” is available on iTunes for free. As of yesterday MySpace was still streaming their entire album for free. You can check it out here.
These guys are all new school punk with pop hooks. The name is actually a poker term that roughly means, “coming out of nowhere and pulling off a winning hand at the last possible moment.”
The band has already hit the road with Taylor Momsen’s The Pretty Reckless. After they wrap up that leg of the tour they will then hit the road with A Rocket to the Moon. This gives fans coast to coast a chance to see them live.
Runner Runner Track listing:
10. I Can’t Wait
11. See You Around
12. Running Away
The Pretty Reckless Dates:
Feb 11 El Rey Los Angeles, CA
Feb 12 Soma Sidestage San Diego, CA
Feb 14 Martini Ranch Scottsdale, AZ
Feb 17 Stubb’s Jr Austin, TX
Feb 18 HOB Bronze Peacock Houston, TX
Feb 19 HOB Cambridge Room Dallas, TX
Feb 20 The Conservatory Oklahoma City, OK
Feb 22 Firebird St. Louis, MO
Feb 23 Earth House Indianapolis, IN
Feb 24 Pike Room Pontiac, MI
Feb 25 Hard Rock Café Niagara Falls, NY
Feb 26 Tattoo Rock Parlour Toronto, ONT
Feb 27 Tulipe Montreal, QUE
March 2 Santos Party House NYC, NY
March 3 Brighton Music Hall Boston, MA
March 4 9:30 Club Washington DC
March 6 Theatre of the Living Arts Philadelphia, PA
March 9 Stage Door Madison, WI *headline show
March 10 Beat Kitchen Chicago, IL
March 11 The Basement Columbus, OH
March 12 Grog Shop Cleveland, OH
March 13 Club AE Pittsburgh, PA
A Rocket To The Moon Dates:
March 15 The Chance Poughkeepsie, NY
March 16 Highline NYC, NY
March 17 Toad’s Place New Haven, CT
March 18 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, PA
March 19 Bourbon Street- The Quarter Baltimore, MD
March 20 Greene Street Greensboro, NC
March 22 Jack Rabbits Jacksonville, FL
Mach 23 Culture Room Ft. Lauderdale, FL
March 24 The Backbooth Orlando, FL
March 26 Rocketown Nashville, TN
March 28 Warehouse Live Studio Houston, TX
March 29 The Loft Dallas, TX
March 30 White Rabbit San Antonio, TX
April 1 The Rock Tucson, AZ
April 2 Chain Reaction Anaheim, CA
April 3 Soma Sidestage San Diego, CA
April 5 The Roxy Theatre Los Angeles, CA
April 6 Bottom Of The Hill San Francisco, CA
April 8 Hawthorne Theater Portland, OR
April 9 El Corazon Seattle, WA
April 11 The Complex Salt Lake City, UT
April 12 Bluebird Theater Denver, CO
April 14 The Blue Moose Tap House Iowa City, IA
April 15 The Rave Bar Milwaukee, WI
April 16 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
April 17 Eagle Theatre Ponitac, MI
April 19 The Mod Club Theatre Toronto, ONT
April 20 Grog Shop Cleveland, OH
April 21 Altar Bar Pittsburgh, PA
April 22 School Of Rock Hackensack, NJ
April 23 Shocase Live Foxborough, MA
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Punk group Drive A will be releasing their sophomore album this April and are about to head out on tour with Escape the Fate. To celebrate we are giving away a copy of the band’s first album, Loss of Desire.
Go to our Facebook Page and Subscribe to our Newsletter. Don’t worry we don’t spam you! We will randomly pick 1 winner on Monday the 24th.
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“History Lesson Part 1: Punk Rock in Los Angeles in 1984″
Coming to DVD on March 22
Classic raw punk footage and interviews withThe Meat Puppets, The Minutemen, Twisted Roots and Redd Kross
It has been said that Los Angeles and San Francisco were the last major metropolitan cities in which punk music scenes developed and once it hit California, punk changed shapes numerous times, spread to every corner of the United States and became a permanent fixture in popular culture.
In 1984, a teenage Dave Travis decided to capture punk rock in Los Angeles on video tape, a fascination and hobby that he would continue until 1997, logging in hundreds of hours of Los Angeles area shows and interviews. In “A History Lesson Part 1, Travis presents live footage filmed in the spring of 1984 featuring the Meat Puppets, Minutemen, Twisted Roots and Redd Kross interspersed with interviews of members from each group which examines and puts a perspective on the early years of “psychedelic” punk rock in Los Angeles and Phoenix, AZ. Each song by each group is presented from start to finish.
THE MEAT PUPPETS
The Meat Puppets started playing punk rock in their hometown of Phoenix, Arizona out of a feeling of alienation. After sharing a bill in Phoenix, Black Flag invited The Meat Puppets to play a show with them The Cuckoos Nest in Costa Mesa, CA. The group played their chaotic shamanistic psychedelic punk which messed with the minds of the hardcore punks in the audience who started a riot during their set. This prompted Greg Ginn of Black Flag to invite The Meat Puppets to record an album for SST. The group recorded “Meat Puppets 1″ over a non-stop three day session while tripping on acid at Unicorn Studios in West Hollywood. A year later, the group returned to the studio and with a more structured and coherent approach for “Meat Puppets 2.” Three songs from that album were captured live on May 5, 1984 at Perkins Palace in Pasadena, CA. Melons Rising and Saturday Morning capture the bewitching feeling of “Meat Puppets 1,” while Lake of Fire captures the new direction they were moving towards with “Meat Puppets 2.”
The Minutemen were the original punk band from San Pedro, California. Bassist Mike Watt, a childhood friend of guitarist D Boon says that Boon’s mother taught him how to play bass. When the two first started playing together, they tried to cover rock songs, like American Woman and Black Dog. Then they saw a punk rock showone night in Hollywood and had the revelation that they could play their own music. Boon would write phrases on scraps of paper and Watt would put these to music. Watt would write songs with beginnings, middles, and ends. D. Boon would write songs with just verse and chorus. The songs were short, often less than a minute long. They would write solos into the songs so the other players could rest. Boon had a thing about ideas and principles; he and Watt would talk and argue about everything, even having to pull over at a library while driving between towns on tour to resolve a debate they were having about European History. They philosophized that their world was divided into two parts; Gigs and Flyers. Gigs were the shows. Flyers were everything else which would get people to the shows. Records, radio, videos; these were all flyers to the Minutemen. Six Minutemen songs are featured: A History Lesson Part 2 and Jesus and Tequila from Hollywood’s legendary Cathay De Grande and No 1. Hit Song, Martin’s Story, The Big Foist, and Bob Dylan Wrote Propaganda Songs were captured at The Olympic Auditorium.
Paul Roessler formed Twisted Roots in 1981 after the demise of the Screamers. The original lineup featured Paul’s sister Kira on bass and Pat Smear of the Germs on guitar. The band enjoyed instant success as a punk rock super-group followed by a period of chaos emerging with a new lineup featuring Dez Cadena of Redd Kross, Black Flag and The Misfits on guitar. This lineup would soon metamorphosize into DC3. Roessler was heavily influenced by Public Image Limited and took to heart Johnny Rotten’s philosophy that it was about musical anarchy not political anarchy. The songs Never Was, Mommy’s Always Busy in the Kitchen, and Love Your Friends were captured in May of 1984 at the Music Machine in West Los Angeles
Redd Kross were teenagers from Hawthorne, CA who started playing shows with Black Flag while some of the members were still in Junior High School. Though they gigged with punk bands from the South Bay, they felt that they were outsiders because they were obsessed with pop culture and felt more of a connection with rock star persona than their punk rock peers. Three songs were filmed at the Pomona Valley Auditorium in June 1984: Janus, Jeanie, and George Harrison, Linda Blair, and Annette’s got the Hits. The band at the time consisted of two pairs of siblings: Jeff and Steve McDonald and Dave and Vicki Peterson of The Bangles temporarily replacing the freshly departed Dez Cadena before guitarist Robert Hecker joined the group. This was Peterson’s only show with the group. Steve McDonald currently plays bass in OFF! with Keith Morris.
Videographer Dave Travis grew up in Los Angeles where his dad worked as a cameraman for NBC and CBS news as well as TV shows such as “Chips” and “Fantasy Island.” When he was 15 his dad handed down to him an old video camera and he began shooting punk rock shows in Los Angeles. He eventually became a freelance video editor, working on projects such as Black Flag’s “Slip It In” video as director and editor, “1991 the Year Punk Broke” featuring Sonic Youth and Nirvana as editor, the Kurt Cobain memorial for the 94 MTV Music Awards as editor, and many more. Travis also ran a recording studio with his sister, bassist Abby Travis, called Tarantula Ranch and in the mid ’80s helped pioneer the desert Generator Shows.
Travis captured punk bands on video in L.A. for 14 years until 1997 when he decided to put down his camera. In 2000 he became a teacher with stints at John Adams Middle School teaching World and U.S. History and Santee Education Complex, a High School in South Central, L.A. teaching History and Economics. After spending nearly a decade as a teacher, Travis re-united with his passion for video and began digitizing and restoring his old footage. “A History Lesson Part One” is the first fruit harvested from his archive.
Travis also plays cello in the long-time Los Angeles punk / psychedelic / jazz band Carnage Asada.
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