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Sean Lennon's Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger play Brooklyn Bowl on July 15. Tickets are on sale now.

Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger also opening for Dinosaur Jr and Primus at Pier 97 on July 30 and you can get $25 discounted tickets.

Tickets for the Youssou N'dour show at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the second Jesus and Mary Chain show at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon. Tickets for the first night (same link) are still available.

Tickets for the King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to the The Men, PC Worship and Wild Moth show at Acheron go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to the Little Wings and Weyes Blood show at Rough Trade go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to The Menzingers show at Webster Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to the Wand shows at Mercury Lounge and Rough Trade go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to the Godspeed You! Black Emperor show at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the second Odesza show at Terminal 5 go on sale at noon.

The 12th annual Madonnathon happens at Brooklyn Bowl on August 22 with performances by Tammy Faye Starlite, Amber Martin, Brian Charles Rooney and lots more. Tickets are on sale.

Soul band St. Paul and the Broken Bones and rapper Lizzo play Webster hall on September 15 and Brooklyn Bowl on September 16. Tickets for Webster and Brooklyn Bowl are on sale.

Frankie Cosmos plays Shea Stadium on August 22 with Whitney, and Lionlimb. Tickets are on sale.

Lagwagon frontman Joey Cape plays Bowery Electric on September 30 with Jo Bergeron, Laura Mardon, and Walt Hamburger. Tickets are on sale now.

A Miami-centric "bacchanal" called Magic City is happening at new venue Brooklyn Mirage on July 18 with Boys Noize, Trina, Jubilee, Nadastrom, Venus X, Busy P, Boston Bun, and Star Eyes. Tickets are on sale now.

Graham Nash, Pearl Jam, Beyonce, Aziz Ansari, Amy Schumer, Underachievers, Tamaryn, Micachu & more shows went on sale today too.

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

Browse our NYC Concert Calendar for shows happening today and every day - comedy shows, heavy metal concerts (courtesy of our heavy metal blog), and free shows included.

Government Issue

Gainesville punk bonanza The Fest has added more bands to its 2015 lineup. There's reunited hardcore legends Government Issue (who also play NYC this month), party animal Andrew WK, Ramonesy punks Mean Jeans, Gainesville vets Radon, one of Mikey Erg's many bands Hatrabbits, a solo set from KJ of Chixdiggit, emo revivalists Football etc, and more.

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The lineup also includes a lineup of late '90s/early '00s Florida punks The Beltones, who played a few other reunion shows this current decade like Punk Rock Bowling 2012. To quote a 5-star Punk News review of their second and final album, 2001's Cheap Trinkets:

The Beltones possess a wide variety of influences-from rockabilly to the Pogues-and the convergance of such varying styles while maintaining a strong punk feel is no easy task. But the Beltones do it really well, and such talent recalls the brillaince of a band like the Swingin' Utters. Another reason this band stands apart from the rest is the emotional depth of the songs. I'm not going to make absurd comparisons by calling the lyrics Dickinsonian or whatever, but singer Bill McFadden is a pretty adept song writer. His lyrics of alienation, pain, lost hope are a refreshing substitute to the "beer guzzling because my girl left me so I'm gonna go to the pub and get in a fight with my bros backing me up" b.s. that is so prevalent in punk today.
Stream Cheap Trinkets, and check out the full list of Fest additions and updated lineup, below...

Continue reading "Government Issue, The Beltones, Andrew WK, Mean Jeans, Radon & more added to The Fest (updated lineup)"

photo: 7Seconds at Riot Fest Chicago 2014 (more by James Richards IV)
7Seconds

Punk/melodic hardcore greats 7Seconds were recently announced for Riot Fest Denver (whose lineup was expanded today), and they'll also be touring with Bishops Green and Success ahead of that. They'll hit NYC at Saint Vitus on August 23. Tickets go on sale Friday (6/26) at 1 PM.

The band was also recently announced for San Bernardino, CA's inaugural It's Not Dead Festival, which is co-produced by Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman and gives Lyman a chance to still book a festival with actual punk bands. In addition to 7Seconds, there's Descendents, Bad Religion, NOFX, The Bouncing Souls, The Vandals, Fishbone, H2O, The Adolescents, Agent Orange, CJ Ramone, Sham 69, The Dickies, TSOL, Swingin' Utters, D.I., Strung Out, Lagwagon, Less Than Jake, Pennywise, Pulley, Anti-Flag and more. Tickets are on sale now.

Full lineup, festival poster, and the list of all 7Seconds dates, below...

Continue reading "7Seconds playing Brooklyn, It's Not Dead Fest (full lineup) and other dates"

photo: Title Fight at SXSW 2015 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Title Fight

Gainesville punk festival The Fest returns for its 14th year from October 30 - November 1, and today they added a bunch of more bands to their lineup. Additions include Title Fight, Modern Life Is War, another reunion show from The Progress, Into It Over It, Pet Symmetry, As Friends Rust, Pianos Become the Teeth, Smoke Or Fire (playing Above the City), Bigwig, Loma Prieta, TWIABP, Cayetana, Superheaven, Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), Told Slant, War On Women, Pujol and many more. Full list of additions below.

The newly-added bands join Desaparecidos, The Menzingers, mewithoutYou, The Jazz June, Beach Slang, Iron Reagan, Modern Baseball, Lagwagon and many more.

Tickets go on sale June 1. Lineup additions below...

Continue reading "The Fest 14 adds bands (Title Fight, The Progress, Modern Life Is War, As Friends Rust, Smoke or Fire, PBTT, Bigwig, more)"

by Andrew Sacher

photo: NOFX at Riot Fest 2014 (more by James Richards IV)
NOFX

Fat Mike's label Fat Wreck Chords turns 25 this year, and in celebration of that, his band NOFX and a handful of other Fat bands are going on a tour together this summer. Lagwagon, Swingin' Utters, The Flatliners, Masked Intruder, ToyGuitar and Bad Cop/Bad Cop round out the bill.

The tour doesn't hit NYC but it will be nearby on August 14 at Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, NJ. Tickets for that show are on Citi presale now, and they go on Live Nation/Ticketmaster presales Wednesday (4/29) at 10 AM, and on sale to the general public Friday (5/1) at 10 AM. All dates are listed below.

NOFX haven't released an album since 2012's Self Entitled, but Fat Mike was busy working on his punk rock musical, Home Street Home, and releasing its soundtrack which features members of Descendents, Lagwagon, Alkaline Trio, No Use For A Name, Frank Turner, Mariachi El Bronx and more. You can stream two tracks from that below.

Lagwagon released their first album in nine years last year, Hang (and earlier this week frontman Joey Cape ranked the rest of their albums), and you can stream three tracks from that below. They're also playing The Fest this year.

Folk punks Swingin' Utters reunited back in 2010 and have remained very prolific since then. They released their third album since the reunion last year, Fistful of Hollow, which is certainly not a repeat of their more classic material but often rivals it in quality. You can stream two tracks from that one below too.

Swingin' Utters member Jack Dalrymple (also of One Man Army and Dead To Me) makes garage punk in his side project ToyGuitar, who are on the Fat 25 tour and released their debut album In This Mess earlier this year. Check out the lead track "Human Hyenas" below.

Good Riddance

In other Fat news not related to this tour, Good Riddance, the melodic hardcore band who reunited in 2012, released their first album since 2006 last week. It's called Peace In Our Time, was produced by Descendents/Black Flag's Bill Stevenson, and can be picked up at the Fat webstore. It has them still in great form -- stream it (via Substream Magazine) below.

Former Fat but now major label band Rise Against have a Central Park Summerstage show coming up on July 28. That's with Killswitch Engage and Letlive, and tickets are on sale.

The former Fat, then major label, and now Spinefarm-signed Anti-Flag have a new album coming this year, which you can hear a song from here.

The once Fat-signed band Bracket returned late last year with Hold Your Applause (on High Output Records), their first album since 2006. That's streaming below.

Canadian Celtic punks The Real McKenzies released their eighth album, Westwinds, on Fat earlier this month (stream a track below), and their tour hits NYC on June 10 at Bowery Electric with BOIDS and The Young Rochelles. Tickets are on sale.

Strung Out released their metallic-edged eighth album, Transmission.Alpha.Delta, on Fat this past March and they bring their tour with Red City Radio and La Armada to NYC on May 10 at Gramercy Theatre. Tickets are on sale.

If you're into ska punk, Less Than Jake (who signed to Fat in 2013) bring their tour with Reel Big Fish to NYC on June 16 & 22 at Best Buy Theater (tickets).

Sweden's Millencolin, who were never on Fat but used to be Epitaph labelmates with NOFX and appeal to the same '90s-punk fanbase as most of these bands, released their first album in 7 years this week. It's called True Brew, is out now on Epitaph, and can be streamed in full below (via AbsolutePunk).

Yesterday, Millencolin's fellow Swedes and labelmates Refused announced their first album in 17 years, and Epitaph honcho Brett Gurewitz's band Bad Religion are touring.

All mentioned song streams, and the Fat 25 tour dates, below...

Continue reading "NOFX, Swingin' Utters, Lagwagon, more going on Fat Wreck's 25 years tour ++ Good Riddance LP out now & other Fat news"

Fest

Gainesville's annual punk festival The Fest returns in 2015 for its 14th year (hence Fest 14) from October 30 to November 1, and like in previous years, a handful of the bands play Pre-Fest in Little Ybor from October 28-29. This year's initial lineup was just announced and it includes Desaparecidos, The Menzingers, mewithoutYou, Tim Barry, The Jazz June, Drug Church, Pup, The City on Film, Kepi Ghoulie, Beach Slang, Frameworks, Foxing, Iron Reagan, Crocodiles, Cult Leader, Young Widows, Xerxes, Jeff Rosenstock, Restorations, Modern Baseball, The Hotelier, Chumped, The Sidekicks, Mikey Erg, Night Birds, Tiltwheel, Lagwagon, Off With Their Heads, Teenage Bottlerocket and many more.

Tickets are set to go on sale via The Fest's website June 1.

It's a great year for punk festivals between this, Asbury Park's Skate & Surf, and Atlanta's Wrecking Ball. Full initial Fest 14 lineup, and a video recap of Fest 13, below...

Continue reading "The Fest announces 2015 lineup (Desaparecidos, Menzingers, mewithoutYou, Jazz June, Beach Slang, Restorations, more)"

Agent Orange

There's never a lack of great punk shows going on in NYC. Here's a roundup of just a few of the good ones that were recently announced:

UK '70s-era punks The Vibrators are still kicking (albeit with drummer John 'Eddie' Edwards as the only original member), and they'll be returning to the US this year and hitting NYC on October 4 at Trash Bar. No advance tickets. All dates are listed below.

Orange County skate/hardcore/surf punks Agent Orange are hitting the road with The Architects and playing NYC on October 17 at Santos Party House. Tickets are not on sale yet, but should be soon via Ticketweb. All dates are listed below.

Philly punks The Holy Mess released a new album, Comfort in the Dischord, earlier this year and they'll now be going on a tour with Protagonist and Teen Agers which hits NYC on September 21 at Saint Vitus. Long Island's Timeshares open the night. Tickets are on sale now. You can stream their new LP below.

Timeshares also open a Brooklyn show for Canada's The Flatliners on October 24 at The Acheron. Tickets for that show go on sale today (9/5) at 10 AM.

The Flatliners' Fat Wreck Chords labelmates Lagwagon and Swingin' Utters play NYC together on December 5 at Gramercy Theatre with This Legend. Tickets for that show go on sale today at 10 AM.

And one last one, mid-'00s punks and onetime Lookout signees The Dollyrots play Grand Victory on September 12 with Bikini Carwash, Penguin and Cutters. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

There's plenty of other punk shows going on in NYC, like GBH / Angry Samoans / Reagan Youth, Black Flag, The Queers with Richie Ramone and still a lot more. What did we miss?

Lists of dates and The Holy Mess LP stream below...

Continue reading "punk roundup: The Vibrators, Agent Orange, The Holy Mess, The Flatliners, Lagwagon, Swingin' Utters, more"

Ten Foot Pole in 2014 (photo by Denise Borders)
TFP

Punk veterans Ten Foot Pole, who formed as the hardcore band Scared Straight in the early '80s but changed their name before 1993's more melodic punk-styled Swill, have announced that they'll release their first new album since 2004's Subliminable Messages in 2015 via Cyber Tracks (El Hehe of NOFX's label). The band is currently fronted by original member Dennis Jagard like they've been since after their 1995 split with Satanic Surfers (when singer Scott Radinsky left to front Pulley and play major league baseball), and also features drummer Chris Dalley, bassist Chris Del Rio and guitarist Keith "DJ" Divel.

Ten Foot Pole have also announced a tour which hits NYC on July 25 at The Grand Victory with Boston's Burning Streets (who opened for Dead Kennedys and Reagan Youth at Irving Plaza last night [6/19]) and NYC's Sad and French. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

You can also catch Sad and French at that venue even sooner on July 9 for their record release show that also includes Arliss Nancy, Gameday Regulars, The Reveling and Spirit Houses (tickets). And even sooner than that, they'll open the previously discussed Captain, We're Sinking show at Union Hall.

Sloppy Seconds

Burning Streets and Reagan Youth (who both play Punk Island on Saturday [6/21]) will team up on a bill again at Grand Victory on Sunday (6/22), this time to open for another veteran melodic punk band, Sloppy Seconds, who haven't released an album since 2008's hiatus-ending Endless Bummer, but are still an active live band. Tickets for that show, which also includes The Basicks, are on sale now. All Sloppy Seconds dates are listed below.

That same day (6/22) but earlier (2 PM), another band playing Punk Island, Empty Vessel, hits the venue with OC45, Blest Mess and Harm (tickets). You can check out some of their Kurt Ballou-recorded tracks on bandcamp.

On Monday (6/23), California punk vets D.I. bring their ongoing tour to Grand Victory for a show with Runny and Spewing Cum. Tickets for that one are on sale. All DI dates are listed below.

NYHC vets Antidote, who put out their first new album in over two decades back in 2012, plays an all ages matinee show (2 PM) at the venue on August 3 before their European tour. That show is with Beyond, Manipulate, Downlow and Point Blank. Tickets are on sale now.

Italian hardcore band Raw Power (active since 1981) come over to NYC to hit Grand Victory on August 7 with Wartorn, Agitator and Miscegenator. Tickets are on sale.

Crow Bait and Dead Stars will hit Grand Victory on August 29 with Such Hounds and Left & Right (tickets). Dead Stars have many other shows too.

Slaughter

'70s-era British punks Slaughter & The Dogs (who reformed in the '90s) will be touring North America and hitting Grand Victory on September 25 and 28. Night 1 will be opened by Stalkers, 45 Adapters and The Rats, but no openers announced for night 2 at the moment. Tickets for both nights are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Back to the '90s melodic punk: Lagwagon singer Joey Cape (who's also in Me First and the Gimme Gimmes who have a new album and play Riot Fest this year) brings his solo tour to Grand Victory on September 23. That tour is also with Flatliners singer Chriss Cresswell and Brian Wahlstrom (who plays in Scorpios with Joey). Tickets for the NYC show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

And one last bit of previously-mentioned related news, Ensign are playing some shows this year including Grand Victory on July 20 with Livefastdiefast, The Last Stand and Silence Equals Death. Tickets for that show are still available.

All lists of dates, and streams for some of the bands mentioned, below...

Continue reading "Ten Foot Pole, Sloppy Seconds, D.I., Antidote, Slaughter & the Dogs, Joey Cape and more punk tours hitting Grand Victory"

by Andrew Sacher

Me First

There's nothing quite like punk covers of pop songs, and considering the Punk Goes Pop series has pretty much evolved (or devolved?) into "pop covers of pop songs," it's a good thing that punk covers supergroup Me First and the Gimme Gimmes (Fat Mike of NOFX, Chris of Foo Fighters/No Use For a Name, Joey Cape/Dave of Lagwagon, Spike of Uke-Hunt/Swingin' Utters) are still kicking and doing it like they were in the '90s. Their newest album, with the Devo-referencing title of Are We Not Men? We Are Diva!, comes out on May 13 via Fat Mike's Fat Wreck Chords (pre-order) and takes on diva anthems like "I Will Survive," "My Heart Will Go On," Cher's "Believe" and more.

The album's first single was a cover of Paula Abdul's "Straight Up" and its newest single is a cover of Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful," which makes its premiere in this post. Here's what Joey Cape had to say about the cover:

Me First and The Gimme Gimmes always choose the music we cover by a sort of democratic process. Once we know the theme we plan to honor, in this case, Divas, we all submit songs that can translate from a cheesy or over-produced state to Punk Rock and maintain their depth and great melody. We always cover songs that one might consider to be guilty pleasures. "Beautiful" clearly fits the bill. It is a great song but not necessarily something a fan of any of our bands would even consider. Definitely one of my favorites on "Are We Not Men, We Are Diva". I'm just glad we have a singer that can pull these songs off. A lot of the female artist we covered on "Divas" are incredible vocalist'. Spike is too. He sings the songs so well, impressing musicians and punk fans alike. It's awesome to hear the contrast between our Pittsburgh native singer, his bravado and these previously recorded sweet and sometimes fragile melodies.
You can listen to both singles, with the album tracklist, below...

Continue reading "Me First and the Gimme Gimmes cover Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful" on 'Are We Not Men? We Are Diva!' (listen)"

Chain of Strength at Acheron in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Chain of Strength

Hardcore vets Chain of Strength, who were briefly around from 1988 to 1991, reunited in 2012 for Revolution 25 (pics) at Irving Plaza and a much smaller Brooklyn show at Acheron (pics). They've since played LA in 2013 and it turns out the reunion isn't over yet, as they'll be going on a short Northeast tour in June with Turnstile, Strife, Mindset and Praise which brings them back to Brooklyn's Acheron on June 15. Tickets for that show go on sale via Ticketfly on May 8. All dates are listed below.

The brief tour is leading up to their appearance at Canada's Amnesia Rockfest (6/20-21) with blink-182, Motley Crue, Weezer, Alice In Chains, Megadeth, Primus, Danzig with Doyle, Mastodon, Cock Sparrer, Black Flag, Fear, Dead Kennedys, Misfits, Joan Jett, Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, Meshuggah, Henry Rollins, Rocket from the Crypt, Judge, Strife, Glassjaw, Dying Fetus, Cannibal Corpse, Title Fight and many more. Tickets for that fest are on sale now.

Full Amnesia Rockfest lineup, with the list of Chain of Strength dates, a video of their 2012 Acheron show and the tour flyer, below...

Continue reading "Chain of Strength playing more US reunion shows before Canada's Amnesia Rockfest (dates & lineup)"

Devo in Austin in 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Devo

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...

Continue reading "Punk Rock Bowling 2013 lineup & tickets (Devo, FLAG, Bad Religion, The Damned, Turbonegro, Bouncing Souls, more)"

Chrome Cranks @ Cake Shop 2010 (more by Keith Marlowe)
Chrome Cranks

Lots-o lots-o punk in the coming months, everything ranging from sugar-y sweet pop-punk to classic european styles and everything in between!

The Chrome Cranks are back again, and will play NYC with Star & Dagger at Mercury Lounge on 10/13. Tickets are on sale. So far the show is the only current date for the NYC-by-way-of-Ohio band, but we'll keep an eye out.

As previously mentioned, Fat Wreck Chords will celebrate their CMJ with Lagwagon, Dead To Me, The Flatliners, and Useless ID a showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg on 10/19 followed by a second show aboard a Rocks Off Concert Cruise on 10/20. Tickets for both shows (MHoW here, Rocks Off here) are on sale.

Scottish punks The Rezillos have hibernated from their slumber and will play a Rocks Off presented show at Bowery Electric Nov 10, joined by NYC's own Murphy's Law. Tickets are on sale. The show marks the band's first NYC appearance in more than a decade.

The Vibrators will play Bowery Electric on September 29th with The Dead Tricks. Tickets are on sale. So far, no word on a larger set of dates for the UK punkers, but all existing dates are below.

The Angry Samoans will head out for a string of Midwest/East coast dates in October that will include a stop at Grand Victory on 10/5 with The Cryptics and Violent Bullsh*t. Tickets are still available. IIn related news, Samoan Gregg Turner has been busy successfully crowdsourcing his new LP, Plays The Hits which is self-described as "goofy folk rock" with some elements of punk in there and a cover of Roky Erickson's "Starry Eyes".

What's left of The Misfits will hit the road for a string of dates in October, ending in what is now their customary Halloween show (10/31), this time at Highline Ballroom with Attack and Heart of The Matter. Tickets are on sale. Buyer beware and all of that.

As previously mentioned, punk crew The Queers will team with Agent Orange for a Rocks Off Concert Cruise on August 18th (tickets)

Manitoba features none other than Handsome Dick Manitoba, he of The Dictators fame. Look for some Dictators songs built into their set at The Studio at Webster Hall on 9/22. Tickets are on sale.

With more than 30 years as a band under their belt, The Toasters will kick-off a month long tour in October that will wrap up a month later and include a show at Knitting Factory 11/2. Tickets are on sale.

It's not quite the same, but Jack Grisham's LOST Soul (featuring the music of T.S.O.L. and the Joykiller) comes to Studio at Webster Hall on August 19 with The Dead Tricks and Working Disorder. Tickets are on sale.

And last but not least, Dan Vapid & The Cheats are in the midst of a string of East Coast dates that will include an 8/18 stop at Knitting Factory. Tickets are still available and the full slate of dates is below.

All tour dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Chrome Cranks, The Rezillos, The Vibrators, The Angry Samoans, and more punk shows soon "

Fun Fun Fun Fest

After teasing folks with a few names here and there -- like Run DMC most recently -- Austin's annual Fun Fun Fun Fest (Nov 2 - 4) has revealed it's full line-up, including Public Image Ltd, De La Soul, Superchunk, Santigold, Refused, X peforming Los Angeles, and lots, lots more. 3-day passes go on sale at 10AM CST.

Full FFF Fest lineup is below.

Continue reading "Fun Fun Fun Fest full lineup (De La Soul, Refused, Fucked Up, Public Image Ltd, Santigold, Sharon Van Etten, Rakim, X, Converge, Japandroids & more)"

Cheetah Chrome w/ RFTT at Maxwell's in 2011 (more by Greg Cristman)
Cheetah Chrome

The CBGB Festival kicks off on Thursday (7/5) and continues through Sunday (7/8). We've mentioned a bunch of the festival's shows like the free Central Park show with Guided by Voices, The Pains of Being Pure At Heart, Cloud Nothings, and the War on Drugs, the Webster Hall show with Agnostic Front, Madball, and Murphy's Law (who also play a Rocks Off Cruise), Fishbone at Brooklyn Bowl, the Webster Hall show with Cro-Mags and Sick of it All, and many others. However, if you're looking for others artists that helped define punk and/or make CBGB the legendary venue it is, there are plenty of options for that too.

On Thursday (7/5), The Bowery Electric is hosting a huge show with Tommy Ramone (who drummed on and co-produced the first three Ramones albums), Cheetah Chrome (of Dead Boys/Rocket from the Tombs), The Waldos (ft. Walter Lure of Johnny Thunders' Heartbreakers), Bear 54 (ft. Ernie Brooks of The Modern Lovers), Andy Shernoff (of The Dictators), Richard Lloyd (of Television), The Miamis, The Sic Fucks, and many more. Tickets for that show are available.

That same day (7/5), David Johansen (of New York Dolls) will be playing Sullivan Hall with Daddy Long Legs, Liza Colby & The Sound Machine, Andy & the Rattles, and a late night set by Strawberry Jam. Tickets for that show are available.

Also on Thursday (7/5), you can catch Glen Matlock (of The Sex Pistols) at, wait for it... singer-songwrter mainstay The Living Room with California, Jaymay, Lou-is, and Aurical.

Check the CBGB Festival site for more.

Hilly Kristal entering CBGB on its final night (more)
Hilly Kristal

The CBGB Festival isn't the only place to catch CBGB legends though. Like they've done in the past, Bowery Electric (a venue very close to where CBGB was) will host Johnny Thunders Birthday Bash, a celebration of the late musician, on July 15, when he would have turned 60 (he passed away in 1991). That show features Walter Lure, Alison Gordy, Andy Shernoff, and many more. Tickets are on sale.

Patti Smith will be touring with Neil Young later this year, which hits NYC for two shows (MSG on 11/27 and Barclays Center on 12/3). Patti also plays a sold out show at the Met, on September 28 (a tribute to Andy Warhol).

Blondie will be touring with Devo later this year. Unfortunately, that tour does not come to NYC.

But enough about NYC punks -- California's late 70s/early 80s hardcore scene is getting some pretty solid representation in NYC this summer too. The current version of Dead Kennedys (who no longer count frontman Jello Biafra as a member) will be playing a show at Santos Party House on July 31 with Cerebral Ballzy. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Cali punks Agent Orange will be heading out on an east coast tour with The Queers, which comes to NYC for a Rocks Off Cruise on August 18. Tickets for that show are available. All dates on this tour are listed below.

Greg Ginn at Issue Project Room in 2010 (more by Lori Bally)
Greg Ginn

Black Flag founder/guitarist and SST Records founder Greg Ginn will be in NYC for two shows (early and late) with his new project Greg Ginn and the Royal We at The Iridium on July 29, and two more shows at the venue the next night (7/30) with the Les Paul Trio. Tickets for all four Iridium shows are on sale now.

Long-running Black Flag frontman Henry Rollins is heading out on a spoken word tour which hits the capitals of all 50 states. That means the NY show is in Albany and not too close to NYC, but you might have better luck checking out the Trenton, NJ show. The Trenton show is at the Jersey State Museum Auditorium and unfortunately not City Gardens, which is now closed, but during its existence had seen tons of great tours come through including multiple Henry Rollins appearances. A City Gardens documentary is in the works and due in 2013. The other tri-state area date on Henry's tour is Hartford, CT's Webster Theater.

Meanwhile, Keith Morris, who was a Black Flag frontman before Rollins joined, will be in NYC with his band OFF!, when their tour with Refused comes to Williamsburg Park on July 18. Tickets for that show are still available.

While we're on the topic of punk shows in Williamsburg Park, as mentioned, Riot Fest Brooklyn goes down at the outdoor venue on September 8 with Descendents, Hot Water Music, Gogol Bordello, The Bronx, Screaming Females, The Menzingers, and Larry and His Flask. Tickets for Riot Fest Brooklyn are still available.

Speaking of The Menzingers, they have a new live acoustic video for "Ava House" off their 2012 LP, On the Impossible Past, which you can check out below. You can catch them on their tour with The Bouncing Souls, which hits NYC for a show at Brooklyn Bowl on August 5. Tickets for that show are still available.

In other punk news, as mentioned, H2O, 7 Seconds, and Tournament play House of Vans on July 12. 7 Seconds frontman Kevin Seconds is working on a new album which is due out this year. You can check out the album's closing track, "Oh, Rhonda," at the bottom of this post. The entire 2012 House of Vans schedule was also just announced, Turbonegro included. UPDATE: you can also now RSVP for the 7 Seconds show.

Street Dogs will be in NYC for a show at Highline Ballroom on September 15 with Koffin Kats and special guests. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

As mentioned, the Fat Wreck/Rocks Off CMJ showcase happens on October 19 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Lagwagon, Dead To Me, Flatliners, and Useless ID. Tickets for that show are still available. That same lineup also plays a Rocks Off Cruise the next day (10/20). Tickets for the boat show are available. And Lagwagon are also one of the bands currently announced for this year's Fun Fun Fun Fest.

As mentioned, Leftover Crack plays Warsaw on Sunday (7/8) with Crackbox and more TBA. That show appears to now be sold out (though we are waiting on confirmation of that). UPDATE: this is CANCELLED.

Another anarcho-punk option for Williamsburg this weekend is NYHC band Reagan Youth who are playing The Grand Victory (245 Grand St.) on Friday (7/6) with Dust Angel (ft. Reagan Youth guitarist Paul Cripple), Geek Skull, Lords of Death, and Empty Vessel.

As mentioned, crossover thrashers D.R.I. and Mucky Pup are teaming up for a tour which hits NYC on December 8 at The Studio at Webster Hall with support from No Redeeming Social Value, Undivided, and Blackout Shoppers. TIckets for that show are still available.

There's also a number of punk shows at Acheron this week.

Before we wrap this up, a bit more about classic UK punk making its way to NYC this summer/early fall. In addition to Sex Pistol Glen Matlock, who's here this week for CBGB Fest, The Vibrators will be in NYC for a show at The Bowery Electric on September 29. Tickets for that are on sale now.

Wreckless Eric, who veers a bit more on the new wave/power pop side of punk, will play Bowery Electric on September 7 as part of a duo with his wife Amy Rigby. They also play September 13 at The Saint in Asbury Park, NJ. If the name doesn't ring a bell, his song "(I'd Go) The Whole Wide World" probably does. It's seen some revived popularity in recent years due to Will Ferrell singing it in Stranger than Fiction. Tickets for both NYC area shows are on sale now.

Did we miss anything good?

Videos and lists of tour dates below...

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Bear in Heaven @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Bear in Heaven

Tickets for the Grimes shows at Bowery and MHOW are now on AmEx presale. General sale begins Friday at noon. Grimes of course also plays much sooner and for free in NYC too. (side note: Grimes, get a full band!)

Tickets for the Fang Island shows at Bowery and MHOW are now on AmEx presale too.

Tickets for The Rapture shows at MHOW are on AmEx presale too, and they also have a free NYC show coming up (RSVP required).

Speaking of shows at MHOW, some may be interested in knowing that fun. plays a free show at the venue on 6/22.

As mentioned, White Rabbits and We Barbarians play a free show at MHOW as well (6/30).

The Fat Wreck/Rocks Off CMJ showcase goes down at MHOW on 10/19 with Lagwagon, Dead To Me, Flatliners, and Useless ID. Tickets for that show are on AmEx presale today. General sale starts Friday (6/15) at noon, and CMJ badges will be admitted. (CMJ already!)

The Official BrooklynVegan Northside Showcase, which now includes Hume and Fort Lean, in addition to Frankie Rose and Caveman, who were announced last month happens at MHOW on Friday (6/15). Tickets for that are still available, or you can try to get in with your Northside badge, or you can try to win a pair.

Death Grips was supposed to play MHOW tonight!

Revival Tour

The second annual REVIVAL TOUR 2009--a nationwide trek founded by Chuck Ragan, the singer/songwriter/guitarist and Hot Water Music co-frontman--is set to launch October 13 in Louisville and wrap November 21 in St. Petersburg. Drawing from a diverse group of established musicians in indie Americana, rock, punk, Irish folk, Cajun, zydeco and blues, THE REVIVAL TOUR will take the band of traveling musicians through 32 U.S. cities including New York City, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver, Seattle, San Francisco, San Diego, Austin, Dallas, Atlanta and many more. In traditional revival fashion, once the music starts, this new guard of young, genre-defying, musicians keep it rolling, teaming in and out through each others' sets until the final farewell of the night.

THE REVIVAL TOUR 2009 will include: CHUCK RAGAN (of Hot Water Music), Jim Ward (of Sparta and Sleepercar), Kevin Seconds (Nov. 3-5 only), Frank Turner, Tim Barry (of Avail), Dave Hause (of The Loved Ones), Jenny Owen Youngs, Possessed by Paul James, Jon Snodgrass and Chad Price (of Drag The River), Joey Cape (of Lagwagon), Bob Lucas, Austin Lucas, Audra Mae, Tom Cook, Steven Brodsky (of Cave In), Water Tower Bucket Boys, Anderson Family Bluegrass Band, members of The Zydepunks performing acoustic, Jon Gaunt (of Whiskey & Co) on fiddle, Digger Barnes on the upright bass and more.

The tour comes to NYC's Gramercy Theatre on Saturday, October 17th. Tickets are on sale. After that gig, the tour will visit NJ's Asbury Lanes the next night. More details on the tour with its full lineup and schedule, below...

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