Entries tagged with: Make Do and Mend
by Andrew Sacher
Long Island's Timeshares have been at it since '09, with releases on Kiss of Death, Kind of Like and other labels, and earlier this year they made the jump to the larger SideOneDummy, who will release their new album Already Dead next week (4/28). The new album puts Timeshares in a long tradition of punk bands bringing a singer/songwriter approach to the genre. Like Hot Water Music, Lucero, The Gaslight Anthem, The Menzingers, and more before them, Timeshares sound like maybe Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty were as important to their musical upbringing as Punk-O-Rama.
Singer Jon Hernandez's voice and melodies can often recall Matt Pryor too, and if you've ever wondered what it would have sounded like if Matt kept the intensity of songs like "Holiday" while writing songs like "Turn Out The Light," Already Dead might have your answer. The whole record is excellent, and you can hear it in full (via Spin) below.
They'll celebrate the record with an in-store at West Babylon, NY's Looney Tunes on April 28, which will have free pizza, coffee and donuts. Flyer for that is below.
Then Timeshares tour Europe in May, and about a month after getting home, they'll play The Movielife's iDobi Meltdown Festival at NJ's Starland Ballroom. They play night 2 (6/27) with The Movielife, Balance & Composure and Make Do and Mend, which is the night after Lifetime, The Menzingers, Laura Stevenson and Worriers play. Tickets for both are still available. And like every other punk band on earth, Timeshares will head to Gainesville in the fall for The Fest.
All dates are listed, with the album stream, below...
photo: The Menzingers at Riot Fest Brooklyn 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
As previously mentioned, The Movielife are curating NJ's iDobi Meltdown Festival at Starland Ballroom this year, with Lifetime headlining night 1 (6/26) and The Movielife headlining night 2 (6/27). Openers have since been confirmed, and it's The Menzingers, Laura Stevenson and Worriers on night 1; and Balance & Composure, Make Do and Mend and Timeshares on night 2. Tickets for both nights are still available.
The Menzingers are also touring and playing small BrooklynVegan-presented Red Bull Sound Select shows with Big Eyes in NJ and NYC. Those happen April 11 at Court Tavern with Cheerbleeders (RSVP) and April 14 at Baby's All Right with Crazy & the Brains (RSVP). Admission is $3 with RSVP, $10 without.
Worriers just played the She Shreds showcase at Knitting Factory Brooklyn (4/3) over the weekend, and their next Brooklyn show is May 28 at Silent Barn with Caves, Sundials and Alice. It's the first night of the TBA Worriers/Caves tour.
Atlanta venue The Masquerade celebrates its 25th anniversary this year with the inaugural Wrecking Ball Festival. The lineup was just announced and its loaded with punk and punk-related bands from several generations, including Descendents, Judge, Desaparecidos, The Get Up Kids, The Movielife, Title Fight, Modern Life Is War, American Nightmare, Samiam, Braid, The Appleseed Cast, Knapsack, Thrice, Glassjaw, Blacklisted, Small Brown Bike, Cave In, The Lawrence Arms, Pianos Become The Teeth, Yuck, Beach Slang, Girlpool, Frankie Cosmos and so many more. Check out the rest of this amazing lineup below.
The fest happens August 8-9, and there's also a Karaoke pre-party on August 7 with reg Hetson of Bad Religion, Derek O'Brien of Social Distortion and The Adolescents, Eric Melvin of NOFX, and Stan Lee and Edward Tater of the Dickies. Festival tickets and pre-party tickets go on sale Monday, April 6 at 10 AM.
Full lineup below...
photo: Pianos Become the Teeth at Webster Studio in 2014 (more by Mimi Hong)
Pianos Become the Teeth went on a short headlining tour last year in support of their great 2014 album Keep You, and they've now announced a much longer one. Like last time, this one will include support from Gates, as well as hardcore rippers Loma Prieta.
Pianos also play two nearby festivals: Long Island's Spring Mixtape Fest on 3/28 with Title Fight, Defeater and more (tickets); and Asbury Park's Skate & Surf on 5/16 & 17 with Cloud Nothings, American Nightmare, Beach Slang and many more (tickets).
In addition to those, they also play SXSW and two other fests. Before Skate & Surf they play Cleveland's Spring Fling Festival (5/15) with The Movielife, mewithoutYou, Defeater, Iron Chic, Loma Prieta and more. Tickets are on sale. Full lineup below.
And a few days after Skate & Surf they play Michigan's Bled Fest (5/23) with Touche Amore, Modern Life Is War, The Early November, Modern Baseball, Small Brown Bike, Restorations and more. Tickets are on sale. Full lineup below.
by Andrew Sacher
Make Do And Mend came up in the same "New Wave of Post-Hardcore" scene that birthed their pals like La Dispute, Touche Amore, Pianos Become the Teeth and Defeater. Those bands never sounded that similar, but on their recent respective third albums, they especially don't. Now MDAM are ready to get out album #3, Don't Be Long, on February 24 via their own imprint, Stay Close Records in partnership with Rise Records. It has them bringing their Hot Water Music-inspired punk further into alternative rock territory (which in turn sounds a bit like mid-period Rise Against), as you can get a taste of on new single "Each of Us," premiering in this post. Check it out below, and if you like what you hear, you can head to their site to pre-order.
MDAM also have a short tour coming up in March, including a NYC show happening March 27 at The Studio at Webster Hall. (Seriously punks, how many NYC-area shows are you booking that day?) Openers and ticket info TBA, but should be available soon via Ticketweb.
All dates are listed, with the new song stream, below...
Paint It Black in Philly in 2013 (more by Alyssa Tanchajja)
We mentioned earlier today that the reunited Mineral would be playing Gainesville, FL multi-venue punk festival The Fest (10/31 - 11/2), and since then even more artists have been announced. Those include Paint It Black, Iron Chic, Treasure Fleet, The City on Film (full band), Sundials, Hard Girls, American Sharks, Glocca Morra, Adventures, Creepoid, Football Etc., Old Lines, State Faults, PUP, Toys That Kill and more.
Tickets, including 3-day passes, Pre-Fest passes, and Fest + Pre-Fest 5-day passes, are on sale now.
Full list of lineup additions below...
by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: Cheap Girls - "Ruby" (MP3)
The ever-prevalent '90s revival has been occurring in many forms, and Michigan's Cheap Girls recall a time when bands like the Smoking Popes were dishing out power pop with the rough edge of indie rock. Their most recent album, 2012's Giant Orange, is filled with big hooks, fat riffs, and it's a really fun record. It's more polished than their earlier albums, 2009's My Roaring 20's and 2008's FInd Me a Drink Home, which may have turned off fans of the lower-fi, but it's got some of their best songwriting yet. You can check out the video for its single, "Ruby," below and download the track for free above.
Cheap Girls will continue to support Giant Orange with a tour this year that kicks off in Brooklyn on May 17 at Knitting Factory, also includes a Poughkeepsie show at The Chance on May 19, and towards the end of their run returns to the NYC-area for a NJ show at Stanhope House on June 15. All three of those shows, and most others on the tour, are with Make Do and Mend. Sainthood Reps are also on the Knitting Factory bill, and the Poughkeepsie/NJ shows are also with Diamond Youth. Tickets for the Brooklyn show go on sale today (4/5) at 10 AM.
All dates are listed, along with that video and the tour flyer, below...
Late '70s UK Oi! originators Cockney Rejects and '80s LA punks Youth Brigade are teaming up for a North American tour this February. The tour hits NYC on February 22 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with long-running NYC punk band Murphy's Law and Long Island's The Templars. Tickets for the MHOW show go on AmEx presale today (10/31) at noon with a general on-sale starting Friday (11/2) at noon. All tour dates are listed below.
Speaking of long running punk bands, as mentioned, the Bouncing Souls are doing their annual holiday shows at The Stone Pony (which survived Hurricane Sandy) from December 26 to 29. Since we last spoke, the openers for those shows have been announced. On 12/26 it's Paint It Black, The Curse, and Go! for the Throat; on 12/27 it's Man Overboard, Trapped Under Ice, and Born Annoying; on 12/28 it's The Casualties, Grey Area, and Team Vibes; and on 12/29 it's Barstool Prophets, Forgetters (who also have a new album and a Brooklyn show on the way), Make Do and Mend, and Wet Witch. Tickets for those shows are on sale now.
A list of all Cockney Rejects/Youth Brigade tour dates, the tour flyer, and some videos below.
The Fest is back for round 11 (!) adding bands from across the spectrum of punk rock for the multi-day Gainesville, Florida extravaganza. The Fest announced its initial lineup earlier this month but has doubled that number, bringing the total tally to a whopping 217, and there are more to go! The lineup includes Lagwagon, Naked Raygun, Baroness, Red Fang, Off with Their Heads, Torche, Valient Thorr, 7 Seconds, F.Y.P., Braid, Titus Andronicus, Toys That Kill, Underground Railroad to Candyland, Frank Turner and many more (see below). Tickets are now on sale (and sold out quick last year).
Full lineup is below, expect to see some surprises at The Fest as well; Sleepytime Trio reunited there last year.