Entries tagged with: Lifetime
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Paint it Black at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Pennsylvania's Paint it Black have returned with a new 7" due on No Idea Records, Invisible, which is available for preorder now. It marks the melodic hardcore band's first effort in four years, and they've has offered a pair of tracks for streaming in anticipation of its mid-April release. Check out "Greetings, Fellow Insomniacs" and "Headfirst", the latter of which makes its debut here today.
In celebration of PiB's righteous return to the studio, we cornered frontman Dan Yemin (also Lifetime, Kid Dynamite, etc) and bassist Andy Nelson (also Ceremony, etc) about the new release, being an elder statesman in punk and what the future holds. The results of that conversation, those song streams are below.
Negative Approach at Fun Fun Fun Fest (more by BBG)
This is Hardcore returns to Philadelphia, PA for four days in August at Union Transfer (on 8/9) and Electric Factory (8/10 - 8/12). Both shows will have no barricades for you headwalkers/divers and in the case of Electric Factory, the venue will actually construct a stage in front of their usual stage (!) to get around the existing barricade. Now thats dedication/brutality.
As for the lineup, as usual the cast of hooligans gracing the stages of TIHC are a cast of notables, including Cro-Mags, Negative Approach, Gorilla Biscuits, Breakdown, Blacklisted, Killing Time, Nails, Ringworm, Gehenna and many many more. Full lineup is below and tickets go on sale on May 17th at noon.
Power Trip is part of said lineup, and reminder, the band will hit Acheron on May 15th as part of a string of East Coast dates. All tour dates are below.
photos by Rebecca Reed
Lifetime @ Europa
"We never could [get back together full-time and tour]. It would just be absolutely impossible. There's ... Let me try to count. One, two, three, four... There's like, nine kids between all of us. [laughs] There is just no way any us could get that kind of a free pass. It's just not possible. Ari [Katz] just had his third, Pete [Martin] just had his second; they're lucky they can get away for a weekend, you know what I mean? I guess it goes back to having people do stuff for us with management and whatnot. It's something that we all could do for ourselves, but the people that work for us are our friends anyway. They've been doing it for however long. And it's to the point where we barely function as a band as it is, so when we get together the last thing we want to have to do is have to worry about a bunch of little stuff. We're all best friends, we enjoy each other's company, we enjoy writing and playing music together, but aside from that, that's about as much of a commitment as we can all give." [Lifetime's Scott Golley]Lifetime reunited again to play Europa in Brooklyn on Saturday night (1/7). The show also included a special appearance from Title Fight as well as Iron Chic. Pictures are in this post.
After the show, Iron Chic played again at Saint Vitus for the Lifetime afterparty with Model Home. The Europa show was one of two for Lifetime/Title Fight/Iron Chic, who also blessed First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia the next night (1/8).
Pictures/video of the Europa reunion show and the Saint Vitus after party are below.
Lifetime at Webster Hall (more by Brian Woodward)
"We're sad to say that we're going to have to cancel, or as Tony so kindly put it, "bail," for Fest 10. Pete and his wife are expecting their second baby, and at their most recent doctor visit were told that this precocious creature is coming sooner than expected, which means that Pete understandably needs to stay put at home right now. Unfortunately, there are no guitarists (anywhere) good enough to replace him, even temporarily. We did, however, find a replacement band that's at least 75% as good."In their stead... Kid Dynamite has been added!
I am sure that Pete's newborn will be happy and healthy by the time that Lifetime return to NYC for a show at Europa on January 7th alongside "Special Guests TBA" and Iron Chic. Tickets go on sale tomorrow (10/18) at noon. Man, that TBA gets a ton of shows.
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]
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....
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 @ Webster Hall, NY - Oct 16, 2007 (CRED)
"Though both New Jersey bands had to deal with sub-par sound, it didn’t stop an anxious crowd from greeting the bands to open-arms and sing-alongs. It seemed like yesterday that Lifetime reunited, but the influential melodic hardcore band pounded the walls with plenty of fan favorites and a few surprises, too. The cavernous Webster Hall was a strange setting to see band that was obviously more at home in a living room." [CMJ]New show announcements below...
DOWNLOAD: The Bouncing Souls - The Gold Song (MP3)
Bouncing Souls @ Electric Factory - Aug 17, 2007 (CRED)
It won't be anything like the recent show at the Court Tavern, but Lifetime & Bouncing Souls on the same bill is still Bouncing Souls and Lifetime on the same bill. Tickets are now on presale and regular sale for a show on October 16th at Webster Hall. All tour dates below...
Last week AOL was streaming a bunch of boring stuff. This week they've got Bloc Party, Peter Bjorn and John, Forward Russia!, Apples in Stereo, Loney Dear, John Digweed (love him or hate him), Yoko Ono, Jesse Sykes, AND the new Lifetime! It's definitely a good week for new releases.....
...but wait...I wrote the above while looking at the "Spinner" branded version of AOL's "listening party". Then I just realized that if you just go to the plain old version of AOL (like I did here), you don't get Swedes like Loney Dear and Peter Bjorn & John. You don't get Apples, Yoko, or Forward Russia!. Instead you get Fall Out Boy, country albums, Ashley Tisdale, Josh Groban, the soundtrack to "Hood of Horrors", and some others. a ha.
Previously in Lifetime...
* Catching up with Lifetime & The Bouncing Souls - Tour Dates
* An interview with Lifetime (Ari, Dan, Pete & Scott)
* Lifetime @ Emo's, Austin, TX (SXSW) | pics PART 1
* Lifetime @ Emo's, Austin, TX (SXSW) | pics PART 4
"Lifetime's new video "Airport Monday Morning" has surfaced online. The song itself debuted earlier this week along with re-recorded versions of both songs from the Two Songs 7" via an e-card here. The songs will all appear on the upcoming self-titled album from Lifetime. The disc is due out February 6th via the Fueled By Ramen imprint Decaydance Records." [Punk News]
You can check out the video here.
I slept on the fact that Lifetime is playing two free shows at Cake Shop in NYC this weekend. It's a video shoot. You can still try RSVPing if you haven't already - maybe there's room left. Cake Shop is small though. There's also a presale for their upcoming tour dates including a show at Bowery Ballroom in NYC on February 10th, 2007. Regular sale starts Friday at noon.
The Bouncing Souls have been touring for a while now. On December 28th they hit Webster Hall in NYC. Tickets are still on sale. World Inferno Friendship Society open.
All Lifetimes & BS tour dates below....
"On November 21st, the band will be making their debut for Decaydance in the form of a two song 7-inch. The songs were recorded at Atomic Studio in Brooklyn, engineered by Jesse Cannon and mixed by Steve Evetts. The a-side, 'Haircuts & T-shirts,' was debuted when the band played two sold out nights at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom this past July and the b-side 'All Night Long' says guitarist Dan Yemin, 'picks up exactly where we left off [with Jersey's Best Dancers] only 10 years older & wiser.'" [Punk News]
LIFETIME USA TOUR DATES
November 18, 2006 The Stone Pony Asbury Park, NJ
November 19, 2006 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, PA
UK tour dates below...
The recently reunited Lifetime played Bowery Ballroom in NYC two nights in row at the beginning of July (the 8th & 9th, 2006). Unfortunately for me, I was out of town. Lily Olive was there though, and not only did she see one of the shows (7/9), she sat down with four members of the band (@ Bowery Ballroom) and asked them some questions. Below is the transcript of her chat with Lifetime's Ari Katz (vocals), Dan Yemin (guitar), Pete Martin (guitar), and Scott Golley (drums).
LIFETIME @ BOWERY BALLROOM, NYC (CRED)
Lily BrooklynVegan: First off, welcome back. You have made many people extremely happy by reuniting. What prompted the official reunion last November after such a lengthy hiatus of almost 9, 10 years of being away? I know you were scheduled to play Hellfest.
Ari: Yeah, that’s what got it together.
Lily BrooklynVegan: Did they just approach you about playing Hellfest?
Pete: Yeah, they offered us like, I mean, three years in a row, like “do you guys wanna play?” They offered us a bunch of money, we were like nah, nah, nah. Then finally..
Ari: We couldn’t turn it down. But that got it all back together again, then, you know, once we actually started practicing again we all knew instantly we should definitely do this. It was so much fun. We have Hellfest to thank, so thank you Hellfest.
Pete: But we ended up donating half to charity.
Scott: I gave a large amount to the Greyhound rescue, saved some puppies from being shot.
The Bronx posted the dates for their upcoming tour with Lifetime. New ones include July 6th at Maxwell's in Hoboken and July 12th at Mod Club in Toronto.
HENRY ROLLINS (cred)
Starland Ballroom is the closest Rollins Band and X get to NYC on their 2006 summer tour. The Riverboat Gamblers, who I just saw at CBGB, are playing with them too. The Riverboat Gamblers are also touring by themselves, and then with Priestess, The Bronx, and Wires On Fire. The Bronx are also touring with Lifetime in July. All dates for everyone below this quote from Rollins....
"I can't wait to play with those guys," Rollins--who formerly fronted Black Flag and currently leads the Rollins Band --wrote of the upcoming tour in a post at his website. "It gives me a reason to train hard. X is one of the best live bands there is anywhere and we will have to be at the top of our game. We will be the opening band, which suits me fine as they have the seniority but it also puts them in the crosshairs. Any band I open for, I am dedicated to smoking them every single night. It's the only way. A good challenge for me." [live Daily]
LIFETIME TOUR DATES
Jul 8 2006 Bowery Ballroom (16+) New York, NY
Jul 10 2006 ICC Allston, MA
Jul 13 2006 The Icon Buffalo, NY
Jul 14 2006 Grog Shop Cleveland, OH
Jul 15 2006 Metro Chicago, IL
Jul 16 2006 Magic Stick Detroit, MI
tickets on presale now.
"Last weekend, the invigorated Lifetime geared up for the massive Bamboozle festival at the mansion-on-the-hill Meadowlands by watering its old roots in the cramped, dank basement of the Court Tavern, home to many legendary Jersey punk and hardcore shows over the years. No less than a decade ago, Lifetime held court as the Rutger's basement band of choice (after all, 'Theme Song for a New Brunswick Basement Show' wasn't written for nothin'), growing wheels and touring the country multiple times, but always staying the town's house organ and the trusted reference guide to younger N.B. groups such as Thursday and Midtown." [Daily News reporter Andrew Katchen was there]
Ticketweb says tickets go on sale Friday for a July 8th (2006) Lifetime show at Bowery Ballroom in NYC. Full tour info can't be far behind.
On March 31st I posted that Pitchfork posted that Lifetime said they are still cool even though they signed to a label owned by Fall Out Boy. On April 1st Punknews posted a letter from Lifetime guitarist (and Kid Dynamite guitarist and Paint it Black vocalist AND VEGAN) Dan Yemin. Here it is reposted....
A lot of people have been upset by the news that Lifetime has signed to Fueled by Ramen/DecayDance records. From what I can tell, most of the uproar is based on people jumping to conclusions or making inaccurate assumptions. I'm flattered that Lifetime and Paint It Black are important enough to people that they can get this upset about who puts out our records. I'm also really happy that people care what we believe in and whether or not we're sincere. This is punk rock and those things are important. I totally understand that people feel like they have some ownership of theband and the music because it's played a large part in their lives, and I'm gratified and flattered by that.
I'm concerned that some people seem to be questioning the legitimacy of Paint It Black because of this. I wish I could be punk enough to say that I don't care what people think, but that would be dishonest. I'm more than a little upset over some of the vicious things people have said on message boards.
I can honestly say that Lifetime hasn't done anything that I'm ashamed of, but I understand that people have questions, and I'm more than willing to answer them. I want to encourage people to contact me here at our myspace page and feel free to ask whatever questions that you might have about what any of this news means for Lifetime or for Paint It Black. Just be sure to put "Lifetime" in the subject heading.
I'll give you the FAQ to start with, it might make things easier:
- Fueled By Ramen/DecayDance is neither owned nor funded by a major label, I made sure of that.
- Our motivation in signing is not to "cash in " or "sell out". We simply wanted the resources to make the record we wanted. I still make more money if I stay home and go to work. We all have day jobs and it will stay that way.
- No $$$ advance, just a recording budget.
- No "big name producer" on the recording, just Steve Evetts who recorded "Hello Bastards", "Jersey's Best Dancers", and "Tinnitus", and also all the Kid Dynamite stuff. Although I suppose Steve has become a big name in his own right in the last 8 years. We will be working at the same old studio, TraxEast in NJ.
- The new stuff is fast melodic HCpunk, like the old stuff.
- No one will be interfering with our songwriting or recording.
- When we play something big and ridiculous (Bamboozled) we will attempt to balance with something intimate (Court Tavern, New Brunswick).
thanks for caring. I look forward to answering your questions... -dy