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Bouncing Souls at Highline Ballroom in 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
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Bouncing Souls are set to release their ninth full length album, Comet, on June 12 via their own Chunksaah Records and Rise Records. It was produced by the Descendents' Bill Stevenson who is also working on the new Hot Water Music album. Check out album track "Static" along with the artwork and tracklist below.

They'll celebrate the release of the album with two record release shows. Those include a Philly show on 6/8 and a NYC show on June 9 at Webster Hall. Both shows are with Cheap Girls and Static Radio. Tickets for the Webster Hall show go on sale Friday (3/23) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (3/21) at noon.

The Bouncing Souls, like Hot Water Music, are also playing Bamboozle, which goes down in Asbury Park from May 18-20. They also play The Chance in Poughkeepsie (5/16) a few days earlier.

All dates, stream, album art and tracklist below...

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photos by Deneka Peniston

Bouncing Souls @ Highline Ballroom - July 6, 2011
Bouncing Souls

"With that, the [Bouncing Souls] bounded onto the [Highline Ballroom] stage and with the opening notes of "I Like Your Mom" proceeded to whip the capacity crowd into a fervor that did not let up until the end of the "first round". Round 2 was once again preceded by the boxing intro of Gentleman Jim with his announcement of the challenger, "Maniacal Laughter!!!!". The band kept up their relentless pace. So relentless that a guy in a wheelchair crowd surfed his way onto the stage - not once but TWICE! Equal opportunity moshing!!!" [Jake]
Though all of the recent celebration has concerned the catalog of The Bouncing Souls (their four night stay in Philly starts Wednesday), their frontman Greg Attonito is also celebrating the release of his own solo album. Natural Disaster which is out NOW, and the Bouncing Souls frontman will take to the stage of Watermark in Asbury Park, NJ TONIGHT (7/12). Stream all of Natural Disaster at AOL and if you dig it, buy a copy at the door and get in FREE ($5 otherwise).

Night one of The Bouncing Souls NYC residency at Highline Ballroom focused on The Good, The Bad, and The Argyle and Maniacal Laughter and featured support from Hostage Calm, Dave Hause, and Weston. Pictures from that night (though none of Hostage Calm) are in this post (pics from night three are HERE). More of them below...

Continue reading "Greg Attonito made a solo album (which is streaming), played (in Bouncing Souls) w/ Weston & Dave Haus (pics)"

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin, words by fan & show promoter Jake Szufnarowski

Night Three
Bouncing Souls

The Bouncing Souls love to set up shop in New York City. In 2006 when they released The Gold Record, they celebrated that joyous occasion by playing six nights in a row at the old Knitting Factory culminating with the Gold Record in its entirety. Six nights was pretty fitting considering that record was released on June 6, 2006. The day of the beast!

That run of shows ignited a desire in the band to play multiple night stands of shows in their hometown, and the following year they started the "Home For the Holidays" tradition - a run of multiple nights in their adopted home turf of Asbury Park. This past December the band decided to do something special with "Home for the Holidays" and play all 8 of their albums - in order - over the course of 4 nights.

Sadly Mother Nature intervened and the Great Blizzard of 2010 blanketed everybody's favorite shore town in more snow than even the White Castle could surmount. That left the band snowed in, along with hundreds of fans who had come from all over these great United States - and even abroad - and the Stone Pony was unable to open their doors. The band of course took those lemons and made lemonade and gave a blistering show at the Asbury Lanes to anyone who could trudge through the mountainous snowdrifts to make it. They ended up rescheduling that run of shows for February and had so much fun they then decided to literally take the show on the road! And that, my friends, is the legend of "For All the Unheard - All 8 Records in 4 Nights!"

Never ones to shy away from a big idea, the Bouncing Souls are taking this concept worldwide and started the assault in Chicago and Boston before bringing it all back home again to New York, NY!

For the band that has seemingly done it all - the one major club they had yet to play is where they chose to put up stakes and settle this travelling circus down for 4 nights - the Highline Ballroom.

There's something funny about bands playing entire albums in their entirety. If you already know what the band is going to play, then how are they gonna make it exciting? Well the Souls let us know right off the bat, on the first of four nights (July 6th), that this wasn't going to be any ordinary night. After great opening sets by Hostage Calm, then a solo set by Dave Hause of the Loved Ones and a blistering set of classics by their 90's contemporaries Weston, it was time to get down to business.

With a single spotlight shining in the center of the stage - out strode the tuxedoed man of class and savoire faire, "Gentleman" Jim Norton. Reminiscent of the finest boxing announcers, he told the crowd "Let's Get Ready to Rumble!!!!" and proceeded to lay down an introduction that would make Michael Buffer blush. He informed us that "Tonight's proceedings are overseen by the New York State Athletic Commission - the judges' scores will be final - this bout is for the undisputed 'Heavyweight Punk Rock Belt," and a foxy ring card girl strode back and forth across the stage holding high an oversized replica of the cover of "The Good! The Baaaaaad! Aaaaaand the AAAAAARRRRRGGGGGYYYYYYYYYYLLLLLEEEE!"

With that, the band bounded onto the stage and with the opening notes of "I Like Your Mom" proceeded to whip the capacity crowd into a fervor that did not let up until the end of the "first round". Round 2 was once again preceded by the boxing intro of Gentleman Jim with his announcement of the challenger, "Maniacal Laughter!!!!". The band kept up their relentless pace. So relentless that a guy in a wheelchair crowd surfed his way onto the stage - not once but TWICE! Equal opportunity moshing!!!

There was stage diving, circle pits, and there wasn't a single song that wasn't a singalong. Sing Along Forever indeed!

The mayhem continued for three more nights. On Thursday the Souls played their Self Titled LP and "Hopeless Romantic" Opening bands Star Fucking Hipsters, Yuppicide and Wildstreet kicked things off. Friday night saw the Souls tear through "How I Spent My Summer Vacation" and "Anchors Aweigh" which were the first two albums featuring their 2nd and current drummer Michael McDermott. This was the first night of the run to sell out and maybe the one that saw the band most spirited; During the intro for "No Comply" singer Greg Attonito remarked to the crowd "You guys keep surfing up onto the stage and smashing the monitors and knocking over mic stands - Im gonna do that too!" - as he tossed a few mic stands aside and, with a huge smile on his face jumped into the crowd - leaving guitarist Pete Steinkopf and bassist Bryan Keinlan to sing the song. Amazing Attonito made a huge crowd surfing circle around the entire floor of the Highline Ballroom and back to the stage. He looked like he was swimming while doing it. Check out the video below. Friday also featured opening sets by: The Loved Ones, Up For Nothing and Iron Chic. Pictures from that show are in this post.

The final night of the run featured the albums "The Gold Record" and "Ghosts on the Boardwalk", an album which was a collection of songs released as digital singles and 7" singles during their "20th Anniversary Celebration". Openers on Saturday night were Lost in Society, a reunited Grey Area, and the one and only Tim Barry of AVAIL. Tim delivered an amazing set - always an astounding amount of energy for a solo act and the crowd was singing along so loudly and passionately you would have thought he was headlining. The highlight of his set came during "Idle Idyllist" where Barry abandoned the stage, lights, and PA system and jumped down into the crowd and sang the song at the top of his lungs from the middle of the packed Highline Ballroom floor. We've seen him do that before at the comparatively tiny Knitting Factory and Mercury Lounge, but seeing it at the Highline was something else - as was the fact the the entire venue went silent so everyone could hear the fully acoustic strains of the man's voice and his guitar. Music for the people. God bless Tim Barry. And god bless the Bouncing Souls for 4 nights of awesomeness.

More tour dates HERE. More pictures from Night Three and a couple of videos below...

Continue reading "Bouncing Souls played 8 albums in 4 nights @ Highline Ballroom (pics, video & review)"

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NOFX at Bonnaroo (more by Dana (Distortion) Yavin)
NOFX

The Bouncing Souls ended their 4-night run at Highline Ballroom last night (7/9). They played all 8 of their albums over the course of the four nights in NYC. A full report and pictures are coming soon. If you missed it, the Souls will now do the same for Philly starting on July 13th. Tickets are still on sale for one of the nights. They also do it in London, Vienna, Denver, and LA. LA tickets go on sale... in September. Bouncing Souls have also added some new US dates in October before the Denver and LA runs too, including a few shows with NOFX.

The NOFX shows are part of a longer North American tour that NOFX headlines in October with Anti-Flag and Old Man Markley. That tour includes two nights at Irving Plaza, 10/7 & 10/8. Tickets for both shows are on sale now. NOFX also tour Europe in August.

Speaking of Los Angeles punk bands playing 2 nights at Irving Plaza, as previously mentioned, X are doing that too. They will head out on tour in September and October, playing "Los Angeles" in full at each show along the way. As previously mentioned that includes Riot Fest East in Philly, Riot Fest in Chicago and two nights at Irving Plaza in NYC. But it also includes September 25th in Asbury Park, NJ and a bunch of other dates which are listed below. Tickets are available for the two NYC shows and the NJ show.

X released "Los Angeles" in 1980. Seven years later the Dave Alvin-written song "Fourth of July" appeared on their album "See How We Are" (which was reissued in 2002). Grab that song, and a recently made cover of it (in honor of last week's holiday), above.

In somewhat related news, Kid Dynamite will, as mentioned, reunite at FYF Fest in LA with Descendents, The Dead Milkmen and many others this September. While we await another east coast reunion, Kid Dynamite frontman Jason Chevchuk's other band None More Black will play some shows to tide us over. They'll play on October 25 at Knitting Factory Brooklyn and November 2 at Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park, NJ. Dig It Up, TheCore and Polygon open both shows as part of a tour down to the Fest 10. Tickets for the Knitting Factory show are on sale now.

To bring things full circle, TheCore covered The Bouncing Souls "True Believers" with Chuck Ragan at their show together on February 26 in Las Vegas. Video of that and all tour dates and other videos below....

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Chuck Ragan
Chuck Ragan

A reminder: Chuck Ragan goes solo TONIGHT (5/16) at the Bell House, a night of downtime for his tour w/ Social Distortion that hit Asbury Park on Saturday (5/14). Sharks and Sean O'Neill both open the Brooklyn show.

Chuck will hop back on tour with Social D in Norfolk tomorrow night, eventually making his way to Krazy Fest in Louisville where he'll join his still-reunited band Hot Water Music who will also play a few other dates in the coming months in the Midwest, and at NXNE 2011. All tour dates are below. Krazy Fest tickets are still on sale.

Krazy Fest

In other punk news, The Bouncing Souls have announced the support bands for their upcoming discography dates in NYC & Philly. That includes Hostage Calm, Dave Hause, and Weston on the 7/6 show (dedicated to The Good, The Bad, and The Argyle, Maniacal Laughter, Wild Street, Yuppicide, and Star Fucking Hipsters on the 7/7 show (covering Self-Titled and Hopeless Romantic), Up For Nothing, Iron Chic & The Loved Ones on 7/8 (the How I Spent My Summer Vacation and Anchors Aweigh show), and Lost in Society & Tim Barryfor the 7/9 show (The Gold Record and Ghosts on the Boardwalk). Tickets for 7/8 have gone the way of the dinosaur, but tickets for 7/6, 7/7 and 7/9 are still available. The Bouncing Souls will ALSO make the trek down to Krazy Fest this weekend. All dates and openers are listed below.

Gods & Queens are scheduled to play the 7/15 date in Philadelphia, and also recently played Public Assembly with Coliseum, Rise & Fall, Masakari, and Psychic Limb.

All tour dates and a video is below.

Continue reading "Krazy Fest is coming, Chuck Ragan is here, Bouncing Souls announced openers, Hot Water Music playing dates too"

The Bouncing Souls @ ABC No Rio (more by Alyssa Tanchajja)
The Bouncing Souls

Tickets go on sale on Friday, April 29th at noon for the previously discussed four-night stand by The Bouncing Souls at Highline Ballroom. There the band will spend July 6th playing The Good, The Bad, and The Argyle and Maniacal Laughter, July 7th playing their self-titled LP and Hopeless Romantic, July 8th playing How I Spent My Summer Vacation and Anchors Aweigh, and the final night, July 9th playing The Gold Record and Ghosts on the Boardwalk. Other cities get the same deal, in the same order, but on different dates (obviously). They are all listed again below.

In not necessarily related news (though tickets to their June 4th Asbury Park show are on sale on the Souls' Chunksaah site), post-hardcore band Boysetsfire who reunited at the end of 2010, have announced a tour that includes a June 3rd show at The Studio at Webster Hall with May 4th Massacre and Defeater. All tour dates below...

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"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!

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

All dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Bouncing Souls playing 8 albums in 4 Nights in 8 cities (dates)"

by BBG

Paint It Black at Highline (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
Paint It Black

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.

Vaccine's lightning fast demo 7" ripped (download a copy), and though that 7" is sold out, the band has their Human Hatred 7" up for sale. Pick up a copy. A few more Vaccine dates are listed 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.

Glassjaw are returning to Best Buy Theater and Starland Ballroom 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.

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photo from 'Home for the Holidays' 2009 (more by Bryan Bruchman)
Bouncing Souls

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)
asbury park

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.

As also previously mentioned, Estelle's show at Best Buy Theater is cancelled, but I think it was cancelled before it snowed, and tonight's Jaguar Stone show at SOB's has been postponed.

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)
Park Slope

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:

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)

UPDATE: Bouncing Souls is cancelled.

Lady Lamb the Beekeeper was supposed to play Rockwood Music Hall tonight, but has cancelled due to illness.

What else?

snow

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 Explainer and Strike Anywhere will 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."
As 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. Meanwhile the 2nd, which is now the 1st, show hopefully happens tonight, though opener Fake Problems have so far announced that they can't be there.
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... -K8
Stay tuned to BouncingSouls.com for more updates, and check out the whole week's schedule (as of now), below...

Continue reading "Bouncing Souls 'Home for the Holidays' is underway (sort of)"

photos by Katie Hovland

Bouncing Souls @ Riot Fest 2010
Riot Fest

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.

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photos by Alyssa Tanchajja

Bouncing Souls

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...

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Bouncing Souls at Asbury Lanes (more by Bryan Bruchman)
Bouncing Souls

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

The Souls also have upcoming dates with Bad Religion, though they won't be opening the three shows at Irving Plaza.

by BBG

Bad Religion circa Suffer
Bad Religion

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.

"Misfits" (sans Danzig) are playing Clifton Park on 10/20 (tickets), Irving Plaza on 10/28 (tickets), and Starland Ballroom on 10/29 (tickets). All dates below.

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...

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Bouncing Souls @ The Stone Pony in 2009 (more by Bryan Bruchman)
Bouncing Souls

Tickets for Bouncing Souls' previously mentioned Rocks Off boat show, set for September 13th, are finally going on sale. Get those Friday at 10am.

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.

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Greg of The Bouncing Souls at The Stone Pony (more by Bryan Bruchman)
Greg Attonito

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...

Continue reading "Bouncing Souls Greg touring w/ Kevin Seconds, Kepi Ghoulie, Shanti Wintergate - 2010 dates "

Black Lips @ Brooklyn Bowl in March (more by Gabi Porter)
Black Lips

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...

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Court Tavern

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

The Bouncing Souls
The Bouncing Souls

"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.

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]

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).

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...

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The Bouncing Souls @ Webster Hall (more by Tim Griffin)
Bouncing Souls

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.
Tickets go on fan Pre-Sale this Wednesday, October 21st and Thursday October 22nd @ chunksaah.com, and then go on general sale on Friday, October 23rd.

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...

Continue reading "Bouncing Souls announce 2009 holiday shows @ The Stone Pony (openers include Pietasters, Black Train Jack, Blacklisted, Screaming Females...)"

photos by Tim Griffin

7 Seconds
Seven Seconds

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!

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 ::]

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).

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...

Continue reading "Bouncing Souls, 7 Seconds, Lifetime, Tim Barry & guests played Webster Hall (pics & setlist) & The Trocadero"

photos by Brian Woodward

Bouncing Souls

"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.

Come again?

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 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...

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The Antlers @ Bowery Ballroom last May (more by Ryan Muir)
The Antlers

tonight in NYC
* DANCE
* 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.

NIN hit Bowery Ballroom on Saturday.

Girl Talk is at Williamsburg Waterfront on Sunday.

Alabama band Vulture Whale play Maxwell's tonight. They gig at the slightly charred Pianos (which is closed tonight) tomorrow.

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.

What else?

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