Entries tagged with: Make Do and Mend
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.