Entries tagged with: Bouncing Souls
"Over the past several weeks, we've been happily dwelling on how much fun we had learning and playing all of our albums this year at "Home For The Holidays" and it got us thinking: Now that we did our homework and we know all these songs, why not take this show on the road and share the fun with our people? So, over the course of 2011, we're going to do just that!All dates are listed below...
We're going to invade some of our favorite cities for a series of 4-night stands planned in some very intimate venues and play almost every song we ever wrote: Two records a night, in chronological order. That means all your favorite songs as well as all the lost causes and forgotten songs you've always wanted to hear live, but we never remembered how to play...come on out and sing along.
Support bands and details for the Chicago and Boston shows will be announced next week... presale tickets and 4-night passes will go onsale through Chunksaah on the 29th and regular onsale will be April 1st. Tickets and line-up information for the other cities will happen about 2 months before the show dates, so stay posted!!!!" - Bouncing Souls
Paint It Black at Highline (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
Paint it Black is back in action and playing a handful of shows in February and March. Dan Yemin and crew will hit Death By Audio on March 4th bringing along Punch, Iron Chic, Vaccine, and Zombie Dogs. $10 gets you in the door, and as the Facebook RSVP can attest, this show will sell-out, so get there early! All dates below.
On a punk-related note, Tim Barry of Avail fame is touring and scheduled to play Mercury Lounge on Apr 16. Tickets are on sale. The show is one of a few scheduled dates on the East Coast following an Australian/New Zealand tour with Chris Wollard and Addison Burns. All dates below.
Rival Schools are touring in March.
The Bouncing Souls had to reschedule their 'Home for the Holidays' shows happening in Asbury Park due to the snow in December (the same snow that still keeps getting higher). The new dates are still on for February. Check Ticketmaster for tickets to the new dates entitled "the Snowout Blowout."
Meanwhile, head over to ABC No Rio and catch a HC and Punk matinee.
Speaking of Asbury Park, another multi-day festival will be happening in that town this fall. Full linuep of "I'll Be Your Mirror" still TBA, but tickets go on sale Friday for the events that will feature at a minimum Portishead and Jeff Mangum.
Tour dates and some video is below.
photo from 'Home for the Holidays' 2009 (more by Bryan Bruchman)
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS RESCHEDULED!
(12.28.10 - 3:00PM EST)
***saddest update ever from the Brokenhearted Blizzard Wizard***
(aka least popular girl in Asbury)
It is highly unlikely that any roads in Asbury Park will be cleared any time soon and therefore unlikely that we will be able to have a show at The Stone Pony even by tomorrow or Thursday. In anticipation of this likelihood that we will have to continue to cancel or postpone all shows, we have decided to move the entire Home For The Holidays to FEBRUARY 9-12, 2011. We know so many of you have made special arrangements and plans to be here and we wish things could be different. Tickets from the first night (Dec 26) will be honored on Wednesday February 9th, tickets from the 2nd night (Dec 27) will be honored on February 10, the 3rd night (Dec 28) on February 11th, and the 4th night (Dec 29) on February 12. So confusing!!! We are working on the revised schedule (not all the bands will be able to come back :( mope mope) and will announce those on Tuesday, January 11th. Refunds will be available at the point of purchase, but we really hope you can join us in February...
Drowning in tears and waist-deep in snow, with great love from Asbury Park HQ
p.s. For those of you stuck in town, we are working on a consolation party for later... Stay tuned... But please please please, other people, you cannot even drive to town, let alone park, so don't try to come unless you are walking!!!
Asbury Park, NJ (catherwood65)
Tonight/Tuesday's Bouncing Souls "Home for the Holidays" show at The Stone Pony is officially cancelled. As of 1:30pm the band says, "STAY TUNED FOR CONTINGENCY PLANS!". Monday's show was also cancelled, and Sunday's was postponed (with new openers) until Thursday.
UPDATE: All Bouncing Souls shows have been postponed.
As previously mentioned, Lauryn Hill ended up postponing Monday night's Highline Ballroom show until February 1st, but Bowery Presents assures me that the show scheduled to take place tonight (12/28) at Music Hall of Williamsburg is still happening. All Lauryn dates, including the Wellmont Theater one that is still on sale, HERE.
Lady Lamb the Beekeeper has cancelled her show at Rockwood Music Hall tonight due to illness.
A list of shows that are happening tonight/Tuesday, HERE.
Please list any other snow-related cancellations or postponements in the comments.
7th St in Park Slope last night (by Jon)
today in NYC
* Lyre Bird @ Barbes
* Slavic Soul Party @ Barbes
* Mike Birbiglia @ Union Hall
* The Bad Plus @ Village Vanguard
* The Bouncing Souls @ The Stone Pony
* Lauryn Hill @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* The Disco Biscuits, Holy Ghost! @ Terminal 5
* Clutch & Kylesa @ Northern Lights (Clifton Park, NY)
* Surprise Me Mr. Davis, Diamond Doves @ Brooklyn Bowl
* The White Panda, Hoodie Allen, G-Riot @ Highline Ballroom
* Assembly Of Dust, Jason Crosby & Dark Loft @ Bowery Ballroom
* Sweet Bulbs, Indian Rebound, The Micks, The Ne're Do Wells @ The Showpaper 42nd Street Gallery
* Annual End Of Year Improv Benefit w/ Raz Mesinai, Ikue Mori, Sylvie Courvoisier, Ned Rothenberg & more @ The Stone
Estelle's show at Best Buy Theater is cancelled, but I think it was cancelled before it snowed.
Tonight's Jaguar Stone show at SOB's has been postponed.
Almost everything that was supposed to happen yesterday was cancelled, so call ahead to make sure tonight's show is happening.
The Bouncing Souls are supposed to be playing their third show in a row tonight at the Stone Pony, but they haven't even played one yet, and as of 11am they're still not sure if tonight's will happen either:
UPDATE: Bouncing Souls is cancelled.
As of this moment (11am) the streets surrounding the Stone Pony remain unplowed.. We have hired private plow people to come dig out the area.. And are therefore hopeful the show will go on.. But it is too early to call as of yet. Please stay posted... As for our grandiose extracurricular activities...we are not able to have any of the afternoon fun today :( Cookman Avenue is a mess and we don't want to add to it. The movie at The Showroom ("Repoman") is postponed to Thursday at 4pm...Lenny Lashley will now play at the afterparty at the Asbury Lanes on Wednesday... Photos with Santa will still happen at the Wednesday afterparty but not at the art gallery today... And the special "Ghost Tour" is canceled but they offer them all year round at the Paranormal Bookstore so you should go next time you are in our fair city... Fingers crossed, I'm going over to the pony soon to start digging!!!
Some good news...P.E.D. is replacing A.O.D. on the rescheduled Thrusday show!
-K8 (aka The Blizzard Wizzard)
Lady Lamb the Beekeeper was supposed to play Rockwood Music Hall tonight, but has cancelled due to illness.
The Bouncing Souls were supposed to kick off their 4th annual 'Home for the Holidays' run of shows at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park last night (12/26), but...
"We are concerned for everyone traveling and have no choice but to postpone. [Sunday]'s events will be moved to THURSDAY Dec 30th. Show time will still be at 7pm. The Great ExplainerAs you can see, I crossed out "and Strike Anywhere" because they have since announced that The Loved Ones will replace them on the rescheduled show.
and Strike Anywherewill still play, but sadly A.O.D. will not be in NJ by then. We are also moving the afterparty at the Asbury Lanes to Thursday night. We will still be playing the first 2 albums on Thursday. The other nights' schedules will remain unchanged. We hope you can join us on Thursday. If you can't, please request a refund at the point of purchase by noon on Thursday. Be safe, stay warm. With heavy hearts we remain yours."
UPDATE: Tonight's show is cancelled too:
Holy smokes!!! For those of you outside the Jersey Shore zone of disaster: there is a lot of snow (2-5 foot drifts!!) and gnarly winds. We are under a state of emergency and transportation is impossible. The roads are not plowed in Asbury park and are impassible. We have no choice but to cancel tonight's show. Please go to the point of purchase for a refund. If you purchased your ticket from Chunksaah Online, we will refund your PayPal account in the next 3 days (4 day pass holders will get back $25). This is really disappointing for all of us, not the festive holiday party we planned at all! I just spoke to the Fake Problems camp and they are unable to get a flight. Lemuria were more than willing to attempt to get here but I told them to stay safe in Syracuse. The crazy kids in The Swellers made it all the way to the Asbury exit of the Garden State Parkway (represent Flint, MI!!!). We are so grateful to everyone for these heroic efforts!! The poster signing for 4-day pass holders will now be on Wednesday at 6pm. The shoe sale will be Wednesday at 7pm. If you are stuck in town... Check back later, we will try to have a get together later if we can ever get anywhere... With sighs and mopes we deliver these sad tidings... -K8Stay tuned to BouncingSouls.com for more updates, and check out the whole week's schedule (as of now), below...
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 Alyssa Tanchajja
After Music Hall of Williamsburg and a Rocks Off cruise got their share of poppy punk, The Bouncing Souls completed a string of three NYC dates with a benefit show at ABC No Rio yesterday (9/14). Born In A Cent opened. Pictures and video from that show are in this post.
ABC No Rio can always use help, so if you didn't make it to the show, couldn't get in, or just want to help contribute, head to their site for more info.
The Bouncing Souls have around a month off before the band kicks off a string of dates with Off With Their Heads at Riot Fest in Chicago (no NYC dates on that tour) leading up to a European tour in December. January means more touring for the band, as they will team up with NOFX for another leg of dates (also none in NYC thus far).
All dates, pics, and and a 12.5 minute video from the show, below...
Bouncing Souls at Asbury Lanes (more by Bryan Bruchman)
The Bouncing Souls at Music Hall of Williamsburg (9/12) and the boat show (9/13) are both sold out, so naturally, they'll be packed to the gills. But the band has one more NYC show that will be a bit crazier even. The Bouncing Souls will play a benefit at ABC NO RIO on day later (9/14) and
tickets are on sale NOW UPDATE: sold out. - BBG
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...
Bouncing Souls @ The Stone Pony in 2009 (more by Bryan Bruchman)
The night before that gig, the Souls have a Brooklyn show at Music Hall of Williamsburg (along with Defiance, Ohio, The Great Explainer). Tickets are on AmEx presale now. General sale starts Friday at noon.
Ready for CMJ? Me First and the Gimme Gimmes are. The punk rock supergroup (Spike Slawson, Joey Cape, Chris Shiflett, Fat Mike, Dave Raunwith) play a Fat Wreck Chords CMJ showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 23rd. Also on the lineup are None More Black, Teenage Bottlerocket, Smoke or Fire, Dead To Me, The Flatliners and Cobra Skulls. Tickets are still on sale. Me First play another CMJ show, this time on a boat, on Friday, October 22nd (also with Teenage Bottlerocket and Cobra Skulls). Tickets are on sale for that too. They also play Asbury Lanes is Asbury Park, NJ, on October 24th (tickets).
Jersey punk-related band, Miss TK & the Revenge (led by husband and wife duo Ari Katz of Lifetime and Tannis Kristjanson) play a free show at Santos Party House on Tuesday, July 27th, along with Lemonade and DJ Au Revoir Simone. RSVP here.
"Led by the husband and wife duo of Tannis "Miss TK" Kristjanson on vocals, and Ari Katz aka "Mighty Lion" on drums, the six member gang of Miss TK & The Revenge have been dropping scattered bits of their punk disco dance hits since their 2004 debut XOXO on the legendary NJ punk label Gern Blandsten. Formed in the wake of the short lived Zero Zero (Katz has also spent the last 20 or so years as the singer for influential NJ punks Lifetime), Miss TK & The Revenge have been deep in the studio producing new tracks for the past few years, resulting in the dynamic new LP The Ocean Likes To Party Too."Miss TK's new record, The Ocean Likes To Party Too, came out on July 13 on Ernest Jenning Records. It should also be noted that Lemonade's only other upcoming NYC show is August 6th at a venue called the Cove (formerly Hugs) on North 6th Street.
A flyer, Miss TK video, and Bouncing Souls tour dates are below.
Greg of The Bouncing Souls at The Stone Pony (more by Bryan Bruchman)
Billed as the "Vroom Vroom Vespa tour", Greg Attonito of The Bouncing Souls will hit the road with Kevin Seconds, Kepi Ghoulie, and Shanti Wintergate for a string of dates that include two stops in NYC, 6/5 at Pianos (tix) and 6/6 at Brooklyn Made Tattoo Shop. Full tour dates for that trek are below.
Kepi Ghoulie will then be back in NYC less than three weeks after the Brooklyn Made Tattoo Shop appearance when he opens for The Queers as part of a Rocks Off Boat Cruise on June 26th. Tickets are on sale. No word still on tickets for the Bouncing Souls boat (if it's even happening).
Kevin Seconds and Greg Attonito interviewed each other for a feature here on BV last year. Check that out. All dates below...
Black Lips @ Brooklyn Bowl in March (more by Gabi Porter)
Rock Off have updated their summer schedule of NYC Boat Cruise shows, which, like always, has focus on punk & garage (though there are other genres too). It includes Jello Biafra on May 29th, Electric Six on July 15th, Murphy's Law's annual Jimmy birthday show on August 12th, The Bouncing Souls on September 13th, and an August 2nd show with the Black Lips (who are in town much sooner a free but full RSVP-only show at Knitting Factory on April 29th with Pierced Arrows).
Other gigs includes Dam-Funk on April 24th (TONIGHT), Budos Band on June 11th, three NY Night Train parties, and The A-Bones on June 23rd. Tickets for most of the shows are on sale. No ticket info for Bouncing Souls yet. Black Lips go on sale Friday, April 30th.
Punk and punk-like boat shows are listed below...
For nearly 50 years the Court Tavern has been a New Brunswick fixture. Since the early 1980s it also has been a vital part of the state's rock scene, hosting up-and-coming bands such as the Smithereens, which later returned the favor by donating one of its platinum albums to the small club.
But the slow economy following a re-financing effort a couple of years ago bought the owners, Bobby and Eileen Albert, to the brink of closure, with a 4 p.m. deadline today to pay $20,000 in back taxes and city fees or face foreclosure.
In the pre-dawn hours [on December 15th], Eileen Albert posted messages on the club's Facebook and MySpace Web pages, the Alberts discovered how their club had touched people across the country, and beyond.
The first call came in at about 2 a.m. from a former employee the Alberts hadn't seen in 15 years, offering to give $500 to $1,000.
"It's been like wildfire," said Eileen Albert. "It's been crazy. There's 20 messages on the phone now."
Former customers and employees from as far away as Washington state called to help. A member of a band that had played at the club years ago called from London, where he heard of the financial problems.
By 12:30 p.m. Bobby Albert found a line of more than 15 people outside the door with envelopes of money and checks.
Then came a longtime family friend, who walked in and handed over a $20,000 check. [NJ.com]
words & photos by Bryan Bruchman
"We travel the world all year and then we always come home for Christmas, we're never away at this time of year, so it's about coming home to New Jersey for the holidays, getting back together with our family and friends,'' Bouncing Souls bassist Bryan Kienlen recently told Metromix Jersey Shore.The Bouncing Souls kicked off their sold out, four night, holiday run at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ on Saturday night (12/26). I missed the first band, Detournement, but caught openers Blacklisted and Black Train Jack . Before the 20th anniversary-celebrating headliners began, the capacity crowd sang along in (loud) unison to Bruce Springsteen's "Born To Run," punctuated a few times through by a capella renditions of "Ole!" and "E.C.F.U." (neither of which was actually played by the band during their set).
For many, this is the time of year when we surround ourselves with our loved ones, and it's no different for the Souls, Jersey punk icons who originally hailed from Basking Ridge before making their name on the New Brunswick punk scene and who now call the Jersey Shore home.
"My entire family's coming on the 26th, I'm sure some other band parents will be at some shows,'' Kienlen said. "(There will be) actual family and then like the Bouncing Souls family, and that extends all the way, that's everybody who goes to shows in Jersey and everybody around here in the metro area. This is home for us on a show level as well, it's like the home crowd, and so that's the vibe of the thing.'' [MyCentralJersey]
It was a big and excited (but notably friendly and courteous) crowd, consisting mostly of longtime Souls fans and friends of the band. It served as a good start to the run of 2009 Home For The Holidays shows for the band who are entering their 3rd decade together (the final show, on Tuesday, features excellent openers Screaming Females and the afterparty will be DJ'ed by Souls song namesake, Lamar Vannoy!).
The show started early (7pm doors, first band at 7:30!) and was done before midnight. There was an afterparty down the street at Asbury Lanes that I'm going to bet was pretty awesome (The Measure (SA) were playing, so that's a good sign) but unfortunately I couldn't make it to that.
More pictures from the first of four shows (which continue tonight), including one of the fan-created setlist, below...
The Bouncing Souls @ Webster Hall (more by Tim Griffin)
We're well on our way to making HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS the Jersey Shore's rockinest holiday tradition! This is our third year which marks the distinction between 'maybe we can pull this off' and 'a lifetime commitment'. We're happy to assemble a wild cast of our friends and comrades to entertain you and wish you well for the coming year. What's better than getting together with a couple hundred of your closest friends for the holidays and toasting each others' health? [The Bouncing Souls via press release]The Bouncing Souls will play a four night residency at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ from Dec 26 - 30th as part of their 3rd annual Home For The Holidays series of shows. Each night features a different set of bands with:
- 12/26 getting Black Train Jack, Blacklisted, and Detournement
- 27th getting The Pietasters, a reunion of Worthless United, and Dave Hause
- 28th with their current tourmates Bayside, as well as P.O.S. & Static Radio NJ
- and on 12/30 with Chuck Ragan, Screaming Females, and The Night Brigade.
Screaming Females continue to make NJ proud as they've also just announced a tour with the Arctic Monkeys.
Chuck Ragan was just in town over the weekend, bringing his Revival Tour to Gramercy Theatre on Saturday night.
Blacklisted are scheduled to play the Deathwish day party at Santos during CMJ.
The Bouncing Souls are currently on tour with Bayside and Broadway Calls, a tour which ends in early November. Full tour dates are below...
photos by Tim Griffin
It's been an eventful time for shows at Webster Hall in NYC. Nine Inch Nails played there Sunday night, and the Bouncing Souls celebrated their 20th anniversary as a band with two shows there on Thursday and Friday.
On Thursday they played with Lifetime (and None More Black). On Friday it was with 7 Seconds and Tim Barry of Avail (who played on the floor). Rob Vitale from Black Train Jack helped sing a song with 7 Seconds. Bouncing Souls covered "Good Lookin' Out" by Sick of It All with Lou Koller from Sick of It All on vocals...
"i haven't seen so many stage dives in sooo long. 7 seconds put on a phenomenal show!!! it was like traveling through a time vortex to an 80's hardcore show! the crowd wasn't even super young or anything like that, i was kind of surprised!Then slightly modified Bouncing Souls lineups then moved to Philly. 7 Seconds and None More Black played with them at the Troc on Saturday. Lifetime and Tim Barry played with them at the Troc last night (Sunday, 8/23).
i think this was one of the best new york crowds i've been a part of yet. i don't think i caught one cell phone in the air taking video or 'tweeting' which is a rarity. everyone was part of the pit and everyone wanted to be. amazing.
the bouncing souls totally delivered too, and tim barry [even though i came in not knowing what to expect] put on a super awesome show too! great!!!" [:: smo ::]
Kevin Seconds, who recently sat down and talked to Greg Attonito for us, is now on a solo tour that keeps him in the NYC area for a while. Tickets are still on sale for shows at Asbury Lanes, Maxwell's, First Unitarian Church, and Union Hall.
We posted some pictures of the first Webster Hall show HERE. More from the second night, and that BS setlist, below...
photos by Brian Woodward
"There were plenty of things those crowd-surfing at the Bouncing Souls show Thursday night at Webster Hall were wearing or holding on to that seemed like potential liabilities: glasses, hats, a backpack, a purse, a wheelchair.The Bouncing Souls completed their 2-night, 20th anniversary run at Webster Hall in NYC last night (Saturday, 8/21). The wheelchair incident happened on the first night, Friday (8/20), which is also when Lifetime and None More Black opened. More pictures and some videos from that show below...
During "Lean on Sheena," one of the Bouncing Souls' more agitated numbers, a few muscular young men toward the back of the crowd hoisted one of their friends, upright in his wheelchair, and thrust him forward. He rode the crowd, dozens of hands reaching upward to grip the tires, until he was deposited onstage, prompting the band's bass player, Bryan Kienlen, to exult, "That's Jersey right there for you!" [NY Times]
The Antlers @ Bowery Ballroom last May (more by Ryan Muir)
tonight in NYC
* Ribbons @ Don Hill's
* Hip Hop legends @ BB King's
* The Bad Plus @ Highline Ballroom
* Amy Ray, Toshi Reagan @ The Bell House
* Patrick Bower, Oceanographer @ The Cameo
* Blacklist, Tigersapien @ Studio at Webster Hall
* Bouncing Souls, 7Seconds, Tim Barry @ Webster Hall
* Freshkills, Dark Vibe, X-Ray Eyeballs @ Bruar Falls
* Fixed w/ Trouble & Bass, Boy 8 Bit @ Public Assembly
* Bloody Panda, Liturgy, Battilus, Castavet @ Union Pool
* Does It Offend You, Yeah? (DJ), Teenage Bad Girl @ Webster Hall
* Blind Date w/ DJ Dolores & SIBA, Otto @ Damrosch Park Bandshell
* Extra Life, Vaz, Little Women, Wires Under Tension @ Death By Audio
* Vulture Whale, Della Valle, Neil Nathan, Elisa Girlando @ Maxwell's
* Cannabis Corpse, Tournament, Survival, Shred Bundy @ The Charleston
* The Antlers, Murder Mystery, Twin Thousands, Brent Arnold @ Mercury Lounge
* Yatagarasu, Best Fwends, Teenage Nightwar, Gun Outfit, GDFX @ Cake Shop
* Tanlines, Teengirl Fantasy, Sewn Leather, MNDR, Angels Of America @ Monster Island Basement
* Real Estate, Pet Ghost Project, Pill Wonder, Phil & The Osophers, Clinical Trials @ Shea Stadium
The Antlers are celebrating the release of their new disc, Hospice, at the Mercury Lounge tonight with Murder Mystery, Twin Thousands and solo cello from Brent Arnold.
No South Street Seaport concert tonight, but one more was just announced.
LOTS OF TICKETS went on sale.
Bouncing Souls play another NYC show. Last night, Lifetime opened their gig. Tonight 7Seconds, whose lead singer Kevin Seconds was interviewed by the Souls' Greg Attonito on this site, will open. Check out Greg discussing vegetarianism in a video below.
Best Fwends played yesterday with Das Racist. Tonight they perform at the second of their four NYC shows, at the Cake Shop. Yatagarasu, Teenage Nightwar, Gun Outfit, McDonalds and GDFX are also on the bill.
Catch metal tonight from Cannabis Corpse, Tournament, Survival and Shred Bundy at the Charleston. Bloody Panda, Liturgy, Battilus and Castavet play at Union Pool. WIZARDRY will be at the venue Sunday with "fellow face melters" Marching Teeth and Skeleton Breath. See Wiz's new effigy-burning, forest-rocking video below.
The Bad Plus play their Friday night installment of the Highline Piano series tonight at the Highline Ballroom.
Girl Talk is at Williamsburg Waterfront on Sunday.
A 'Punk Photo' exhibition at Littlefield tonight. flyer below..
"[Former NY Lieutenant Governor Betsy McCaughey appeared on last night's episode of "The Daily Show" to discuss her belief that the House health care reform bill will force Americans into end-of-life directives they might come to regret -- the source, some say, of Sarah Palin's "death panels" commentary." Albany Times-Union. Video below.
by Black Bubblegum
7 Seconds & Bouncing Souls on tour in 1994
Twenty years is a major milestone for any band, but in a genre like punk rock that thrives on boundless energy, ducking authority, and youth, it's a particularly notable achievement. This year marks the 20th anniversary of The Bouncing Souls, and yet more clicks on the odometer in the touring van. The band kicks off a set of dates this week with fellow NJ luminaries Lifetime and punk rock legends 7 Seconds.
7 Seconds know a thing or two about longevity. The band is currently approaching it's 30th (!) year and prides itself on being one of the longest standing hardcore bands in existence, joining the esteemed ranks of Bad Brains, DOA, and Circle Jerks among others. Vocalist Kevin Seconds has been the face of the band since inception, spending the last few years on the road as a solo acoustic act, similar to like-minded punks Chuck Ragan, Walter Schriefels, and Greg Attonito of The Bouncing Souls.
On the eve of the Bouncing Souls / 7 Seconds dates in NYC (which impact 8/21 & 8/22, Lifetime opens on 8/20 & 8/23), we got a pair of punk rock veterans to sit down for an interview... with each other! Greg called in to speak with Kevin Seconds while on the Warped Tour, and the two discussed their upcoming tours in their respective bands and as solo artists, as well as what it means to still be a punk in 2009. Read it below....
by Black Bubblegum
The Anti-Nowhere League
Punk noteables-a-plenty are on their way to NYC in the coming months, and it all starts this Sunday (7/19) at Europa where The Anti-Nowhere League will team up with Duane Peters Gunfight (with pro-skater Duane Peters, also of US Bombs), Cobra Skulls, Ashers (with Mark from The Unseen), Jakked Rabbits, and The Nihilistics. Tickets are still available. The show was originally scheduled to be a two night affair with 999 headlining on July 21st, but the band has inexplicably cancelled their tour.
While we wait for Kevin Seconds and his impending reformation with 7 Seconds while touring with Bouncing Souls, the man has been busy scheduling more dates in July, August and September. That includes solo shows at Maxwell's on Sept 5th (Tickets are on sale), and another show two days before that at Union Hall in Brooklyn (no tickets yet). All dates below.
Tickets are also still available for both Bouncing Souls shows at Webster Hall: with Lifetime on 8/20, and the 7 Seconds date on 8/21. 7 Seconds will also be playing Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin this year (as will Jesus Lizard).
More punk greats are on the way too, including The Angry Samoans who are scheduled to play Southpaw on Sept 12th. It's the first time the band has played NYC since the CBGB farewell shows in 2006, which we're told marked 20 years since their previous appearance.
All tour dates below....
words by Black Bubblegum, photos by Justina Villanueva
If it wasn't for Trash Talk, July 3rd's bill of The Casualties and Leftover Crack would have felt more at home at ABC No Rio or C-Squat - if they could contain it. But alas, Gramercy Theater (instead of Irving Plaza) held down the fort as the trio of bands bid adieu to a larger tour, saving the fireworks for NYC - literally and figuratively.
Trash Talk, who spent their July 4th at Woodsist Fest, is seemingly forever on the road and has scheduled an appearance at Sound & Fury. The band recently self-released their East of Eden 7" featuring Circle Jerk and punk legend, Keith Morris.
Next up for The Casualties, a tour with Krum Bums and Mouth Sewn Shut that kicks off in August followed by another quick jaunt with Off With Their Heads and Youth Brigade that includes a NYC date at Europa on Sept 29th. Tickets are on sale.
After Youth Brigade and Off With Their Heads play Europa, the bands have a Canadian Tour lined up with The Bouncing Souls (who are on their way to NYC with 7 Seconds). Youth Brigade is also scheduled to play the kick-ass Riot Fest.
Full Casualties and Youth Brigade tour dates, and more pictures from Gramercy Theatre, are below...
The previously mentioned Bouncing Souls / 7 Seconds shows have officially appeared and also include Lifetime, Tim Barry (of Avail), and None More Black (ex-Kid Dynamite) and are now (mostly) on band pre-sale. The lineups look like this:
8/20 - The Bouncing Souls, Lifetime & None More Black @ Webster Hall
8/21 - The Bouncing Souls, 7Seconds & Tim Barry @ Webster Hall
8/22 - The Bouncing Souls, 7Seconds, None More Black @ The Trocadero
8/23 - The Bouncing Souls, Lifetime, Tim Barry @ the Trocadero
Bouncing Souls @ Generation Records (more by Jacob Blickenstaff)
Does anyone remember the last time 7 Seconds played NYC? Kevin Seconds was just here solo in February.
The Bouncing Souls, who actually played a show at Toad's Place in New Haven last night (4.29), last played NYC not that long ago. It was acoustic, and free, and for Record Store Day in a record store.
This August, after the Souls get finished with the Warped Tour, The Bouncing Souls and 7 Seconds will team up for a pair of shows in NYC and Philly. Dates and venues TBA. All BS dates below...