Entries tagged with: Bad Religion
by Andrew Sacher
2014 has been quite the year for major alternative rock records celebrating their 20th anniversaries. Blue Album and Diary shared a 20th birthday this past weekend, and earlier this year we saw 20th anniversaries from Superunknown, The Downward Spiral, Dookie, and Dookie's partner in (for better or for worse) popularizing pop punk, The Offspring's Smash. The Offspring just announced that they'll celebrate that anniversary by playing the album in full on tour this summer. And to really party like it's 1994, they'll take out Bad Religion and Pennywise, who they played the Epitaph Records-sponsored three-day Summer Nationals with in LA in 1994. (Hence this tour being dubbed the "Summer Nationals 2014 Tour.")
The tour hits NYC for two nights at Terminal 5 (8/4 & 8/5) on a leg of dates that also includes '90s-era Epitaph faves The Vandals. Tickets for the T5 shows go on sale Friday (5/16) at noon. All dates are listed below.
Like many of their Class of '94 peers (Weezer, Green Day, I'm looking at you), The Offspring had pretty much lost it by the 2000s, but there's no denying the impact of Smash. And some of those songs ("Self Esteem," "Bad Habit") still sound good today. Relive your Smash memories, with the list of dates, below...
photos by Kirstie Shanley
Gwar / Danzig
Not long after [Andrew W.K.'s set], on the Roots Stage, part-time UCLA professor and full-time punk rocker Greg Graffin joined his band Bad Religion. The great thing about the California punk veterans is that the majority of their songs (in true punk rock fashion) rarely pass the two-minute mark. We were treated to a nice variety of songs from their 30+ year career, including classics like "I Want to Conquer the World," "We're Only Gonna Die," and "Infected." They also performed a few tunes from this year's True North, such as "Fuck You," "Dharma and the Bomb," and the LP's title track. The members threw around some self-depreciating humor, poking fun at their age. "We've been around since the 80s!" said Graffin, now fully greyed. Their songs are timeless, and some are even more relevant now than ever. Just go re-listen to "21st Century Digital Boy." [BV Chicago]Chicago's Riot Fest (the second of three Riot Fests this year) is currently underway. It's on its third and final day (9/15) as we speak (set times). The festival began this past Friday (9/13), and on the first day we caught sets by Danzig, Joan Jett, Bad Religion, Gwar, Atmosphere, Andrew WK, Smoking Popes, Saul Williams, Dessa, and more. Pictures from that day are in this post, and there's more pictures, plus a review, over at BV Chicago.
More day 1 pics below...
Iggy and the Stooges at SXSW 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
The Toronto one happens from August 24-25 in Fort York and features sets from The Replacements, Iggy and the Stooges, The Weakerthans, Rocket from the Crypt, Dinosaur Jr., Best Coast, The Flatliners, and Single Mothers (who all play day 2). Tickets for that day are on sale now. Flyer below.
The Denver one happens from September 21 to 22 at May Farms and features sets from The Replacements, Iggy and the Stooges, AFI, Brand New, Rocket From the Crypt, Guided by Voices, The Dismemberment Plan, Superchunk, Against Me!, Best Coast, Minus the Bear, Chuck Ragan, Bosnian Rainbows, This Will Destroy You, Touche Amore, Single Mothers and more on day 1; and blink-182, Rancid, Public Enemy, Matt & Kim, FLAG, Bad Religion, Yo La Tengo, Naked Raygun, Stars, Peelander-Z, Off With Their Heads, and more on day 2. Tickets (2-day passes and single day tickets) are on sale now. Full day-by-day lineup below.
photos by Keith Marlowe and Harriet Roberts; words by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Bad Religion @ T5, 3/26/2013 (photo by Keith Marlowe)
It's hard to imagine doing any one thing for thirty three years, but somehow melodic punks Bad Religion are still going at it. The Southern California mainstays played one of the first dates on their current US tour at Terminal 5 on Tuesday (3/26), just a few days after headlining Wellmont Theater on Saturday (3/23). The dates included support from The Bronx (who recently played NYC in support of IV, pictures HERE and HERE) and Polar Bear Club, both of which have signed on for the entirety of the tour.
Much like The Bronx, Bad Religion are celebrating the release of their new LP True North with the tour.
In related news, The Bronx recently sat down with the guys at Rocks Off as part of a podcast. Check that out at the Rocks Off site.
More pics from Terminal 5 are below along with the Bad Religion setlists for both dates.
photos by Keith Marlowe and Harriet Roberts; words by Fred Pessaro // BBG
The Bronx at Bowery Electric, 2/5/2013 (by Harriet Roberts)
The Bronx is in New York. And by that I mean the California punk crew, who just celebrated the release of their LP IV with a pair of shows at Bowery Electric, are back in our city to play a sold-out Terminal 5 tonight (3/26) with Bad Religion and Polar Bear Club. The show is part of a larger tour for the trio that terminates in Los Angeles (The Bronx replaced Against Me!, who were initially on the tour but dropped off). Full tour dates, which include shows in Australia and an appearance at this year's Orion Festival in Detroit, are below.
Devo in Austin in 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Punk Rock Bowling is returning to downtown Las Vegas for its 15th year from May 25 - 27 with a lineup of Devo, FLAG (one of two Black Flag reunions taking place this year), Bad Religion (who are touring soon), The Damned, Turbonegro, DRI, Bouncing Souls, The Casualties, Subhumans, Swingin' Utters, US Bombs, The Weirdos, and more. Three-day passes are on sale now and single day tickets go on sale Monday, February 11.
Flyer and full lineup below...
by Andrew Sacher
Bad Religion at Irving Plaza in 2010 (more by Keith Marlowe)
Melodic punks Bad Religion will release their sixteenth album, True North, on January 22 via Epitaph, but have just revealed an advance stream of the entire thing which you can listen to below. It doesn't sound too different from the other records they've done since reuniting with Brett Gurewitz (everything from 2002's The Process of Belief on) which is probably a good thing if you're a Bad Religion fan, and it's pretty impressive for any band to be doing 30+ years into their career.
Bad Religion will support the album on a tour with Against Me! and Polar Bear Club this March and April. That tour hits NYC at Terminal 5 on March 26. Tickets for the NYC show go on sale Friday (1/18) at noon. UPDATE: They also play a NYC area show on March 23 at Wellmont Theatre and tickets for that show go on sale Friday (1/18) at noon.
Against Me! are also planning a new album this year, called Transgender Dysphoria Blues, which is still without an exact release date. You can watch a video of Laura Jane Grace performing the title track at a solo show below.
That video, a list of all currently known dates and the album stream below...
Off! @ NXNE 2011 (more by Natasha Ryan)
The most memorable thing that happened the year I visited Toronto for NXNE was Iggy Pop & The Stooges playing their big, outdoor, free, no-ticket-or-badge-required show downtown at Yonge-Dundas Square. Last year the Descendents did it. This year they've landed the Flaming Lips which should be an amazing spectacle. And:
NXNE Music has confirmed that Bad Religion, Raekwon & Ghostface Killah and Matthew Good will headline free shows at Yonge-Dundas Square (YDS) throughout the seven-day festival. The NXNE Music line-up also includes performances at YDS and in the clubs by Of Montreal, No Use For A Name, Purity Ring, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Death Grips, The Men, Bleached, Good Riddance, METZ, Ceremony, Plants & Animals, The Death Set, The Sadies & Andre Williams, Oberhofer, Reigning Sound, Action Bronson, 2:54, Yamantaka/ /Sonic Titan, The Hundred in The Hands, Rival Schools, Killer Mike, Young Magic, Hayes Carll, Friends, Hollerado, Bran Van 3000, The Black Belles, Doldrums, Odonis Odonis, Mac DeMarco, Bass Drum of Death, Porcelain Raft, Exitmusic, Violens, Grass Widow, Eight and a Half, DZ Deathrays, Jonathan Toubin, Art vs. Science, B L A C K I E, The Nils and Ivan Julian (ex-Richard Hell & The Voidoids).Jonathan Toubin!!
This year's fest takes place at multiple venues across Toronto from June 11-17, 2012. Tickets are on sale.
Last year BrooklynVegan co-hosted a boat party with M For Montreal and Bruise Cruise.
Bad Religion at Irving Plaza (more by Keith Marlowe)
Rise Against will join up with Bad Religion and Four Year Strong for a full US tour in April, making their way to the East Coast by early May. The trio will play a pair of NYC dates at Terminal 5 on May 5th & May 6th, and tickets go on AMEX presale Wednesday at 11AM and regular sale 48 hours later.
Rise Against will tour South America in late February spend the day of the release of their new LP, Endgame (due on 3/15), in Belgium. All tour dates and some videos below.
Digital Retribution: When I last interviewed you, you said of the Dead Kennedys reunion, "I thought it was fucking pathetic, though, when The Dead Kennedys went out without Jello as their singer." What I meant to say instead of whatever monosyllabic witticism I spouted is: What's the difference between DK and the reformed Misfits, who GWAR toured with?With 46 acts spanning multiple genres, all worth at least checking out, and most worth more than that, playing on four stages in a 10 hour period along with side attractions like a bungee jumping thing and a mechanical bull, and with three of us at Fun Fun Fun Fest, it shouldn't be surprising that it took us ONE, TWO, THREE, and now FOUR posts to cover just the pictures from Saturday. They continue below...
Dave Brockie (aka Oderus): I think there is a big difference, but don't expect the original product in either. I like Jerry and I would rather have him out touring and having fun than have him working in his machine shop. You can't blame him for wanting to cash in on how great The Misfits were, and enjoy himself in the process, plus give all of his pals jobs in his crew, and show his kids the time of their lives! So in that aspect, I think Jerry and what's left of The Misfits is cool, as long as you don't go in there expecting to see Glenn Danzig! I feel Jerry has earned the right to do whatever the fuck he wants through 30+ years of dedication to this music. Jerry never lets up, he is always gigging. Whereas the Dead Kennedys thing was just a one-shot money grab. They knew they could get away with it, do a year or two, cash in, and bail...and also, The Misfits actually got away with replacing their singer, with Mike Graves, and did a couple of great records! That was when we toured with them, and that was great! American Psycho is a great fucking album!
photos by Tim Griffin
Appreciative crowds turned up at all four [Fun Fun Fun Fest] stages [this past weekend], and the festival's vaunted circus atmosphere was out in force -- with plenty of traffic at the mechanical bull, the Eurobungy, the skate ramps and the arcade games set to free play. After a few weeks with unexpected, last-minute cancellations and other problems, Moody said the organizers were able to breathe a sigh of relief.The 2010 edition of Fun Fun Fun Fest, complete with constant dust in the air (a few smart people wore masks or bandanas over their face), is now over (and it's true, the dust is a bit uncomfortable, but the mud and rain last year was worse).
"All the snafus [like Devo cancelling] happened before the fest. We don't have a record of great luck, you know? Whether it be weather or bands or whatever," said Moody. "So when that kind of thing starts happening you start to wonder, 'Oh (expletive), is this gonna be another year with some weird curveball?' We were just hoping it wasn't a run of bad luck and it wasn't. We got a little bad luck before the festival but all kinds of good luck at the festival."
Even the dust cloud had a silver lining.
"We love the dust this year, because at least it's not raining," Moody said. "We hated the dust when it first happened a few years ago, but after it rained last year we were like 'Bring on the dust!'" [Austin 360]
photos by Katie Hovland
Bouncing Souls @ Riot Fest 2010
The Bouncing Souls have announced their 2010 iteration of Home for the Holidays, now in its fourth year and featuring as many nights of shows at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ. Tickets are on sale for all four shows: 12/26, 12/27, 12/28, 12/29. Each night will have a different set of support, as 12/26 will get Strike Anywhere, Adrenaline OD, & The Great Explainer, 12/27 gets Fake Problems, Lemuria, & The Swellers, 12/28 gets Leftover Crack, The Menzingers, & Top Soil, and the final night (12/29) gets H20, Yuppicide and Dirty Tactics.
H20, on board for the 12/29 date at The Stone Pony, will also hit Highline Ballroom the next night (12/30) with Trapped Under Ice and Wisdom In Chains. The show is part of a short stint of confirmed dates for H20 (12/27 - 12/30) with more to be announced (12/2 - 12/5). Tickets are on sale to the all-ages, no barricade NYC show. Plus, the band is giving the audience the opportunity to pick the songs for the set from over 60+ choices including covers by Minor Threat, Dead Kennedys and others.
Leftover Crack has a headlining show in NYC too, as the band will play Music Hall of Wiliiamsburg on 12/26. Tickets are on sale. Leftover Crack related project Star Fucking Hipsters will play NYC a month prior, hitting Knitting Factory on 11/28. Tickets for that are also on sale.
The Bouncing Souls played Riot Fest in Chicago (October 6th - 10th) alongside bands like Bad Religion, Cap'n Jazz, Circle Jerks, Off With Their Heads, and Propagandhi. Belated pictures from that show, as well as Bouncing Souls and H20 dates, are below.
photos by Keith Marlowe
In his book Anarchy Evolution: Faith, Science, and Bad Religion in a World Without God, Greg Graffin says, "For me, the existence or nonexistence of God is a non-issue."Author Greg Graffin and his band Bad Religion are in the midst of celebrating 30 years with 3 special shows at Irving Plaza in NYC. The third and final date is tonight (10/27). Off With Their Heads and Aggrolites are the openers at all three. More dates, including the now Devo-less Fun Fun Fun Fest, HERE.
He's a naturalist, the lead singer of the punk rock band Bad Religion.
The notorious punk riot at the El Portal Theater in Los Angles on December 29, 1990 made his band infamous... but Graffin wasn't involved in it.
He still tours internationally with his band, whose new album The Dissent of Man celebrates 30 years of Bad Religion.
Graffin also has a PhD in zoology from Cornell. When he is not on stage, he teaches evolution at UCLA. -[CNN]
The first NYC show was on 10/20, during CMJ. At that show they explored early material. The second show was last night (10/26). Pictures from the first show adorn this post. They continue, with both setlists, below...
Keelhaul at Santos (more by Keith Marlowe)
Keelhaul and a secret special guest have been added to the previously discussed Corrosion of Conformity show at Highline Ballroom on October 10th. Tickets are still on sale for the NYC show, and for the CoC one happening at Starland Ballroom too. Special guest announcement coming next week (Monday is the day).
In related news Craw (featuring Will of Keelhaul) reunited last night in their native Cleveland supporting Unsane who are on their way back to NYC after playing AmRep25. Thus far no pics or video have made its way out of the show, though we'll keep you posted.
Keelhaul's Dana Embrose used to be in La Gritona, a band we just recently posted a large feature on courtesy of Mike Hill.
Some recent video of Keelhaul, including Unsane performing with Aaron of Keelhaul, is below.
Change of plans. Though all signs pointed toward a single date at Roseland for Bad Religion on 10/20, the band will now take their show downtown for a TRIO of shows at Irving Plaza: 10/20, 10/26, and 10/27. But wait! There's more:
To celebrate their 30th anniversary Bad Religion has chosen New York City's Irving Plaza to host 3 historic nights of music showcasing different albums from across the decades.All three shows will be opened by The Aggrolites & Off With Their Heads. Thinking the third night won't be too popular. Tickets go on presale Wed 8/25 at 10AM, and go on general sale Saturday (8/28) at noon for all three shows (10/20 tickets, 10/26, 10/27) or you can buy a VIP three-day pass! ("Includes ticket to all 3 nights, front of the line access, exclusive poster created for this event and a photo with the band on October 26th")
Night 1 (10/20) - From How Can Hell Be Any Worse to No Control:
On this night a selection of songs focusing on the first decade of the band will be played. A great cross section of songs that introduced the world to Bad Religion. This will also include an evening of hits and new songs.
Night 2 (10/26) - Against the Grain to No Substance:
Just like night one, this first set will focus on songs from Against the Grain, Generator, Recipe for Hate, Stranger than Fiction, The Gray Race and No Substance as well as hits and sings from the new release.
Night 3 (10/27) - The New America to The New Maps of Hell and Beyond:
Focusing on the last Decade of Bad Religion, This will include songs from The New America, Process of Belief, The Empire Strikes First, The New Maps of Hell and the new release.
Updated tour dates, and some videos below...
Bad Religion circa Suffer
Bad Religion are back on the loose, and have a new LP due on 9/28 via (Weezer's new home) Epitaph, The Dissent of Man (preorder it). Tracks new and old will be on display when the band plays
Roseland Ballroom on 10/20 and Starland Ballroom on 10/22 (ticket info forthcoming), as part of a larger tour for the punk rock legends that will include an appearance at Riot Fest and Fun Fun Fun Fest.
UPDATE: Bad Religion is playing three nights at Irving Plaza instead of a single show at Roseland Ballroom
So far Bouncing Souls and Off With Their Heads are confirmed for all OTHER dates (not FFF, or NY & NJ) including a show at Northern Lights in Clifton Park, NY on 10/12... will they be added to Roseland? Unsure, but we do know that Bouncing Souls WILL play a sold out Music Hall of Williamsburg and a sold out Rocks Off Cruise (hopefully) on Sep 12th and 13th respectively. Off With Their Heads released their new LP In Desolation in June.
While we're on the subject of upcoming punk shows, The Studio at Webster Hall has a pair of 'em worth looking into. First up, Guttermouth will play The Studio at Webster Hall TONIGHT with The New Threat and World War IX. Tickets are on sale.
Riverboat Gamblers will also be at the venue a couple weeks later (Sept 2nd) before they hit the road with Pennywise, tickets are on sale. The Pennywise tour hits Starland Ballroom just five days later. Riverboat Gamblers are currently hosting a remix contest for their song "Robots May Break Your Heart".
Tesco Vee is touring behind a new book, TOUCH AND GO: The Complete Hardcore Punk Zine '79-'83, and can be found in two different places in NYC in August.
"Dead Kennedys" (sans Jello) are playing Irving Plaza on October 15th. Tickets are on sale.
Post-Danzig, pre-Jerry Misfits singer Michale Graves plays Europa TONIGHT (8/20).
Some videos and all Bad Religion, Bouncing Souls, Off With Their Heads, Riverboat Gamblers, Misfits and Guttermouth tour dates, below...
DOWNLOAD: Gallows - Orchestra of Wolves (MP3)
Brett's Top 5 Songs of 2007Keep in mind of course that Brett Gurewitz, besides being a member of Bad Religion, is also the owner of Epitaph Records who put out the Gallows record. That said, it makes sense (besides from a business point of view) that he would love a band he signed (of course he also thinks the Killers & Fall Out Boy put out two of the best albums this year, but whatever...).
1. DJ Felli Fell - "Get Buck In Here"
2. LCD Soundsystem - "All My Friends"
3. Arcade Fire - "Antichrist Television Blues"
4. Gallows - "Orchestra Of Wolves"
5. The Weakerthans - "Vitute The Cat Explains Her Departure"
Brett's Top 5 Live Performances of 2007
1. Daft Punk - Los Angeles, CA
2. Arcade Fire - Los Angeles, CA
3. Gallows - Pomona, CA
4. Beach Boys - Los Angeles, CA
5. LCD Soundsystem - Indio, CA
Gallows ("an English Hardcore Punk band from Watford" who "recently signed a one million pound four-album deal with Warner Bros"), This is Hell and Cancer Bats are playing Music Hall of Williamsburg on February 8th, and Bowery Ballroom the next day. All dates below....
"ME & GREG(BAD RELIGION) SHARE A LAUGH" (CRED)
More punk. More Sirius. I was pleased to have Ryan "Freshbread" of freshbread.blogs.com with me on today's (Aug 29, 2007) BrooklynVegan Sirius show. He chose all the music we played. That included a new Bad Religion track. Bad Religion is going on tour. There's a presale and a regular sale for a NYC and NJ show and other shows. All those tour dates, and Ryan's whole Sirius playlist, below....