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photo: Neurosis at Saint Vitus in August (more by PSquared)
Neurosis

Neurosis already announced two 30th anniversary shows with amazing openers (one with Sleep, one with Shellac), and now they added a third with yet another great undercard: Converge and Negative Approach. The shows happen at San Francisco's Regency Ballroom, and the first two are sold out but the third will be on sale soon. After that, they play some European festivals. Updated dates are listed below.

In more very exciting news, Neurosis will enter the studio with engineer Steve Albini this Sunday (12/27) to began working on their eleventh studio album. It follows 2012's still-great Honor Found In Decay. Title, release date, and more info will be revealed in early 2016.

Continue reading "Neurosis add third 30th anniversary show (with Converge and Negative Approach), entering studio for LP 11 this weekend"

by Bill Pearis

Dinosaur Jr. w/ Negative Approach, Kevin Shields & Kim Gordon @ Bowery Ballroom 12/9/2015 (via @emilysarahg)
Dinosaur Jr.

Dinosaur Jr. played their final of seven 30th Anniversary shows on Wednesday (12/9) at Bowery Ballroom, playing their debut album Dinosaur in full and then returning for a guest-filled second set that played a bit like a Greatest Guests of The Week, with a few new additions. In bullet points:

- Fellow Massachusetts indie rocker Evan Dando (of The Lemonheads) -- who played Knitting Factory on Tuesday -- was the only special guest during the Dinosaur set, singing on "Cat in a Bowl."

- J Mascis said they didn't know what they were doing when they made Dinosaur, just throwing ideas against the wall. He thanked Gerard Cosloy (who ran Homestead back then, and is now of Matador Records and was in attendance) for putting it out.

- The first guests of the second set were Roddy Bottum (Imperial Teen / Faith No More) and Lynn Truell (The Dicks/Sister Double Happiness/Imperial Teen) who came out for "Start Choppin'."

- Kurt Vile made his third appearance of #Dino30, again performing "Crumble." Lou Barlow told a story, on behalf of Kurt, about Kurt listening to 2007's Beyond for the first time while driving and getting sideswiped while "Crumble" was playing.

- Stephen McBean from Black Mountain sang and played guitar on "Raisans" from Bug -- he's a good fit with Dinosaur Jr and this sounded excellent.

- Winning best attendance for #Dino30 was Lee Ranaldo making his fourth onstage performance, tonight coming out for "Little Fury Things."

- Kevin Shields was back again for a much better go at My Bloody Valentine's "Thorn" -- they nailed it tonight. Afterwards, Lou Barlow (who sang lead) told the crowd it was his favorite MBV song, recalling the first time he heard the song, a club in Brighton, England. Footnote: Kurt Vile housed a slice of pizza while watching from behind Lou's amps.

- Negative Approach came out for two of their songs ("Can't Tell No One" and "Nothing"), with J moving to the second drum kit.

- Negative Approach stuck around for Set 2 closer "Don't" which John Brannon shared lead screaming with Kim Gordon (who sang the song at night 1). Kevin Shields came back out too. Highlight of the night?

- Like the previous six shows, "Cortez the Killer" finished off the night. Lou said they shoulda done "Jingle Bells." Lee Ranaldo and Stephen McBean shared lead vocals, and Shields, Vile, Gordon and more were on stage for it too. Much tighter than last night, shorter too (I think).

- Today (Thursday, December 10) is J. Mascis' 50th birthday. Happy birthday, J!

- Henry Rollins' introduction was similar in theme to Monday's, with different anecdotes, tonight sharing a story about going to see Bad Brains back in the day. He also called everyone in attendance "wonderful parasites" and to keep spreading the love.

Setlist from the final Dinosaur Jr. 30th Anniversary show at Bowery Ballroom, plus more instagram pics and videos, below...

Continue reading "Dinosaur Jr finished their 7-show #Dino30 run w/ Kim Gordon, Kevin Shields, Negative Approach, Evan Dando, Lee Ranaldo, Roddy Bottum, Kurt Vile & more (setlist, videos)"

Scott Kelly & Bruce Lamont @ Funhouse - 11/19/15 (photo via Ernest Natur)
Scott Kelly Funhouse

NJ punks Crazy & the Brains are always up to something. We just posted their new "Brain Freeze" video and tour dates, including a show with Negative Approach at Jersey City venue Funhouse on 11/25. Funhouse is the venue run by the band themselves, which opened earlier this year. The description reads:

A new DIY music venue / art collective run By Crazy And The Brains. Located in the last remaining section of Downtown Jersey City yet to be revitalized, Funhouse marks just the beginning of our plan to give local artists and musicians a platform for expression.
Besides that Negative Approach show, they just hosted Scott Kelly of Neurosis last night (11/19) (anyone catch that?) and C&TB play there again on 12/5 with Smalltalk (mem Bouncing Souls, Worthless United). That's it for now but more shows are likely on the way. Check their calendar for more.

Crazy & the Brains have more dates of their own coming up, including NYC's The Bitter End tonight (11/20). All are listed below...

Continue reading "Funhouse is the Jersey City venue run by Crazy & the Brains (Scott Kelly played last night)"

by Andrew Sacher

photo: Crazy & the Brains at Baby's in January (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Crazy & the Brains

NJ punks Crazy & the Brains are releasing a new single called "Brain Freeze" on November 25 and we've got the premiere of the intentionally grainy lyric video (dir. Brett Sullivan). The band inject classic punk of the Ramones/New York Dolls variety with a heavy dose of xylophone, and if that sounds weird to you, you just haven't heard how well it works. Watch the video below.

They're a super fun live band too, and luckily they have a few shows coming up including two in NYC and two in NJ. The first one here is opening the Nobunny show on Saturday (11/14) at Palisades with David Peel (tickets). And then they play a release party for the new single on November 20 at The Bitter End with The Funk Machine, Della Grove, Ellis Martin, Urban Coyotes, Shark Hat, and Orphan Jane.

As for those Jersey shows, they play the Jersey City stop of the Negative Approach / Child Bite tour happening 11/25 at The Funhouse, and they play the Bouncing Souls holiday show afterparty on 12/27 at the Asbury Yacht Club with The Scandals.

All dates are listed, with the new video, below...

Continue reading "Crazy & the Brains made a lyric video for "Brain Freeze," playing shows with Nobunny, Negative Approach & more"

Poison Idea

As we pointed out in a Housecore Horror update in June, Portland punk stalwarts Poison Idea cancelled a tour and announced a hiatus this year but quickly came back. Since then, the band added more dates happening after that festival, including a Northeast run in 2016.

That run includes NYC on February 14 at the Acheron with Child Bite and Chud (tickets) and a Long Island show on February 15 at Amityville Music Hall with Iron Reagan (tickets). All dates are listed below.

The tour is in continued support of this year's Confuse & Conquer on Southern Lord, their first full length since 2006's Latest Will and Tesament. If you haven't heard that yet, you can stream it and watch the video for "Bog" below.

Child Bite, in addition to recording Celtic Frost covers with Phil Anselmo, have other dates including a run with another long-running hardcore outfit, Negative Approach. As discussed, that run hits The Acheron on November 29. Since we last spoke, Outskirts and the great Night Birds were added as support for that show. Tickets are still available. Updated dates are listed below.

As for Iron Reagan, they also have a stacked tour with The Black Dahlia Murder, Goatwhore, Entheos and Artifical Brain coming up, which hits NYC on December 16 at Gramercy Theatre. Tickets for that show are still available. Their list of updated tour dates is below too.

Continue reading "Poison Idea touring, including shows w/ Iron Reagan & Child Bite (who play w/ Negative Approach & Night Birds first)"

photo: Negative Approach at The Grand Victory in 2013 (more by Keith Marlowe)
Negative Approach

Midwest hardcore greats Negative Approach have been hitting the road hard in recent years, and this continues to be the case as the band is currently in Europe for an October tour ahead of some US dates. Aside from playing Housecore Horror Festival in November and MDF next year, Negative Approach are playing a bunch of US headlining dates with Child Bite.

One of those dates happens in NYC at The Acheron on November 29 with more support TBA. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All upcoming dates for Negative Approach, as well as a video of them playing in Baltimore last year, are below.

Meanwhile, Child Bite will hit that same venue much sooner on their tour with KEN mode, which lands at the Acheron on Friday (10/9). Since we last spoke, The Austerity Program and Garrett Jamieson have been added. But The Austerity Program won't only be playing music. They'll also be, uh, giving a powerpoint presentation called "Bands We Are Accused Of Ripping Off: An emperical exploration by the Austerity Program." Here's how they put it:

Feeling their alpha-Poindexter status threatened by visiting Canadians/ex-accoutants (really) KEN Mode, the Austerity Program double down. They're threatening to deliver a truly punishing set - interspersing their high-volume drum machine whallop with an equally abrasive PowerPoint presentation. [...] each of those swooshing wipe slide changes that seem to cool to a 1st time PPT user will get heavy play on Friday night's Acheron show. This may be opening up a new chapter in extreme metal shows, although we're not sure it's a welcome development. You've been warned.
Well there you have it. Tickets for Friday's show are still available.

Negative Approach dates and video below...

Continue reading "Negative Approach touring with Child Bite; Austerity Program giving powerpoint presentation at KEN mode show"

Maryland Deathfest 2016

Maryland Deathfest 2016 already announced two rounds of bands, and today they added a bunch more. Additions include Testament, Discharge, Repulsion, Paradise Lost, Ringworm, Severed Head of State (who also play NYC soon), Buzzov'en, World Burns to Death, Tragedy, Satan, DOOM, Crypt Sermon, Claudio Simonetti's Goblin, Horrendous, Infest, Nuclear Assault (who are supposedly breaking up soon), Weedeater and more.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday (7/22) at noon. Full list of additions, and full updated MDF lineup below...

Continue reading "Maryland Deathfest 2016 adds Testament, Discharge, Severed Head of State, Paradise Lost, Repulsion, Goblin & more"

Maryland Deathfest 2016

Annual metalhead destination Maryland Deathfest announced its initial 2016 lineup last week, and today the festival revealed its second round of bands. The additions are Craft, Dead Church, Excel, General Surgery, Grave Miasma, Hemdale, Impaled Nazarene, Infernal Revulsion, Mystifier, Negative Approach, Sanitys Dawn and Yacopsae.

They join Venom, Bongzilla, Bongripper, Samael, and more previously announced bands. Stay tuned for the next batch of tickets to be released. Updated lineup below...

Continue reading "Maryland Deathfest 2016 announces second round of bands"

Housecore Horror Festival

Phil Anselmo's Housecore Horror Festival announced its initial lineup last month, and now more bands have been added. It'll feature the second-ever live appearance by Pig Destroyer guitarist Scott Hull's electronic grind band Agoraphobic Nosebleed (the first was MDF 2015), Corrosion of Confirmity (with Pepper Keenan), Crowbar, Dropdead, Ghoul, Negative Approach, Zombi, Author & Punisher, Gristnam, and hardcore veterans Poison Idea (who canceled a tour and announced a hiatus earlier this year for health reasons, but as this booking proves, things are looking better).

The new additions join previously-announced bands Suffocation, Autopsy, Nails, YOB, Eyehategod and more. The fest goes down November 13-15 at San Antonio, TX's Aztec Theater. Tickets are still available.

Updated lineup below...

Continue reading "Housecore Horror adds Agoraphobic Nosebleed, CoC, Poison Idea, Crowbar, Zombi, Negative Approach, Dropdead, more"

This Is Hardcore 2015

This year marks the 10th edition of Philadelphia's annual This Is Hardcore festival, and the lineup is stacked as usual. From July 23-26 the festival brings hardcore to Philly including the Danzig-less Misfits playing the Danzig-written Earth A.D. in its entirety, The Exploited's first US show in over a decade, the newly-reunited Chokehold, American Nightmare, The Suicide File, Cro-Mags, H2O, Snapcase, Slapshot, Nails, Code Orange, Defeater, Power Trip (who just played our SXSW party), Bane (apparently making their last TIHC appearance ever), and many more.

Tickets for the fest go on sale Friday (4/3) at noon, including 4-day passes, 3-day weekend passes and single day passes. Day-by-day lineups are coming later this week, and afterparties at Underground Arts, Voltage Lounge and KungFu Necktie are TBA.

Check out the full lineup below...

Continue reading "This Is Hardcore 2015 lineup (The Exploited, Chokehold, The Suicide File, American Nightmare, Snapcase, Slapshot, more)"

Phosphorescent at Lollapalooza 2014 (more by James Richards IV)
Phos

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

"Top Secret" @ Death by Audio
There are just three nights left of much-loved Death by Audio and none of the remaining lineups have been announced. Who could it be tonight?

Phosphorescent (solo), Lady Lamb The Beekeeper (solo) @ Knitting Factory
Knitting Factory's 5th anniversary in Brooklyn continues tonight with a great double bill that has the leaders of two local folk rock bands in solo mode.

Brooklyn Youth Chorus performing 'Black Mountain Songs' @ BAM
In addition to The National's Bryce Dessner and Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry being members of two of the biggest indie bands around, they're also regulars in the indie/classical scene and they've now co-curated a new piece 'Black Mountain Songs' that makes its world premiere, performed by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, tonight. The piece features music by Dessner and Parry, as well as by Jherek Bischoff, Tim Hecker, Nico Muhly and others. There are also performances Friday and Saturday.

Ryan Hemsworth, Tennyson, Maxo @ Bowery Ballroom
While Ryan Hemsworth has helmed beats for rappers like The Underachievers and Deniro Farrar, he's also got a good amount of solo material and has been dropping singles ahead of a new upcoming release. Before we get that though, we get two NYC shows from Ryan, this being the first.

Les Sins (Chaz of Toro y Moi), Lauren Flax @ Verboten
Not satisfied with just one pseudonym, Toro Y Moi's Chaz Bundick just released an album as Les Sins. It's a little more arty/experimental than his other stuff, but his ear for melody and a good beat are still in effect.

Mykki Blanco @ The Jewish Museum
The newest installment of The Jewish Musician's 'The Wind Up' series which features "art, live music, activities, and an open bar is focused on the From the Margins exhibition, created by artists Lee Krasner and Norman Lewis, who as a woman and an African American, respectively, were overlooked in the mainstream criticism of their time ('40s and '50s). The musical guest for the night is NYC rapper Mykki Blanco, whose work should fit the premise of that exhibition well.

Shamir, Yvette, Mister Small @ Baby's All Right
New XL signee Shamir has only played a few shows in his career, but was already pretty fun at his first one during Northside. This show also features his onetime GODMODE labelmates Yvette who are worth going for alone.

Teengirl Fantasy, Gatekeeper (DJ), Lafawndah (DJ),Pictureplane (DJ) @ Palisades
Brooklyn duo Teengirl Fantasy have a new EP out this week which is filled with more of their atmospheric, chilled-out electronics. This is the release show and it's a late one (midnight start) so get ready to dance the night away. This would probably be a good nightcap to that Mykki Blanco show too.

Natur, Iron Force, Ditch Witch, Mammal @ Union Pool
It's a night of mostly local metal with thrashers Natur, speedsters Iron Force, the ungoogleable Mammal and Austin's Ditch Witch.

Sick of It All, Negative Approach @ Asbury Lanes
NYHC legends Sick Of It All still rip like it's 1989, but they're not just caught up in nostalgia. They've had the same lineup for years and put out their 11th album just a couple months ago. Negative Approach are also punk veterans and were initially around for much shorter, but they've been going pretty strong after reuniting 8 years ago.

Bellows, Breakfast in Fur, Cold Foamers, Slippertails, Old Table @ Shea Stadium
Bellows are part of a group of artists called The Epoch Collective (including Told Slant, Sharpless, Small Wonder, Eskimeaux and more) who all share members and are known for overly passionate live shows. Here's a chance to check one out for yourself.

Kid Millions (of Oneida), Tony Diodore, Laurie Anderson (special guest) @ Le Poisson Rouge
Oneida drummer (among other things) Kid Millions is one third of trio The Symptoms that includes Tony Diodore (who played in Lou Reed's band) and NYC arts-scene icon Laurie Anderson. Could be interesting.

We Are Scientists, TEEN, Cookies @ Brooklyn Bowl
Popular in the first wave of '00s Brooklyn bands, We Are Scientists continue on, having released their fifth album, TV en Français, earlier this year. TEEN and Cookies offer support.

Nils Frahm @ Glasslands
Nils Frahm is currently on tour with Dawn of Midi, but tonight takes a moment to play soon-to-close Glasslands for a stripped-down "special set."

Delicate Steve, Luke Temple @ Mercury Lounge
Delicate Steve just wrapped up a tour with Tame Impala and you can now catch him in more intimate surroundings on a bill with Here We Go Magic's Luke Temple.

Javelin, Kitty Cash, Dentitia & Scene @ Kipling
This is a free show at SoHo accessories store Kipling. Treats will be served and it goes from 5 - 9 PM. RSVP to attend.

Bridgett Everett @ Joe's Pub
While she's gotten much acclaim for her show Rock Bottom (which returns to Joe's Pub early next year), here she plays with her band The Tender Moments (which includes Beastie Boys' Ad Rock) to sing "all her favorite love songs and share the stories of the men that made her...feel?"

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

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FFF NITES @ FUN FUN FUN Fest - November 7-9 2014
FFF NITES @ FUN FUN FUN Fest - November 7-9 2014

With less than 2 months to go, today Fun Fun Fun Fest release their FFF NITES lineup:

FUN FUN FUN FEST (FFF Fest) is excited to announce today the lineup for FFF Nites, the after shows free to festival wristband holders, during this year's festival November 7--9, 2014, at Auditorium Shores. The Nites performances--including over one hundred FFF performing artists and a roster of artists playing exclusively during Nites--are only available to FFF Fest wristband holders; no tickets will be sold at the door.
If you're on the fence, this might be the final push. More than seventy (74 so far if I counted correctly) of the one-hundred-plus above mentioned artists are exclusive to FFF Nites, including Meat Puppets, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The Jazz June, Power Trip, Tombs, Single Mothers, Into It Over It, The Hotelier, Le1f, The Pizza Underground, MSTRKFT and many more. Access to the night shows is FREE with your FFF wristband.

You can still get FFF passes here.

Check out more of the announcement including the full FFF Nites lineup below...

Continue reading "Fun Fun Fun Nites lineup announced (Meat Puppets, The Jazz June, TPOBPAH, Power Trip, Single Mothers, Le1f, more)"

by Ian Chainey

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The above pic was posted on Slayer's Instagram earlier in the week. Does it herald, as many expect, a new Slayer album in 2015? Is it the genesis of their pivotal post-Hanneman/Lombardo/Rubin album? Or is Kerry King just a huge Fraiser fan? I guess we'll let time decide.

At least we know Dave Lombardo isn't planning a Slayer comeback. He's more than content with his current project PHILM, telling Metal Hammer regarding a possible return to Slayer's drummer's stool: "No. That's it. I'm done now. I've got lots of other things on my plate and I now know that, when it comes to money, you don't have any friends in this business. I won't ever be going back." No friends in this business? Maybe my friend George Washington will change your mind! (Sorry, I need that back for the parking meter.)

Speaking of money, here's a name that might send shivers down the spine of your PayPal account: Blake Judd. The Nachtmystium frontman is again accused of making away with fans' money without delivering the merch. Whether or not there's any validity to the allegations, the Nachtmystium Facebook page is no more.

As for albums that have a good chance of finding your hands, Iron Maiden have embarked on a huge reissue project. Not only will their entire '80s run get repressed on vinyl, but the original singles are making their way back in print, too. Check out the details plus release schedule below along with a shot-for-shot LEGO remake of Maiden killing "The Wicker Man" from Rock in Rio. Everything is awesome.

Corrosion of Conformity will also be reissuing two of their albums on wax, 1991's Blind and 1994's breakout Deliverance. The band is set to hit the road with GWAR later this year.

For new stuff, the mighty Moss will be putting out an EP on the perfect date of October 31 via their own Stone Tapes. Check out "Carmilla (Marcilla)" below. The adventurous Manes have penciled in October 10 as the day for Be All End All through Debemur Morti. And Orange Goblin will add to the mountainous October pile of anticipated releases with the long-awaited Back From The Abyss, out on October 7 through Candlelight Records.

In live show notes, the first round of bands for Roadburn 2015 have been announced, tapping cowgoths Fields Of The Nephilim along with stoners Monolord and Electric Citizen. In other fest news, Housecore Horror Fest lost Satyricon and gained Napalm Death and Origin. Satyricon had to kill all of their US dates, so, alas, they will not be playing Knotfest.

If you were catching some High-A baseball action, you may have seen Exmortus shredding through "The Star-Spangled Banner." Sleepy Hollow has taught me that Francis Scott Key probably would've been like, "Hell yeah," before punching a demon in the face. History, man.

Finally, in more serious news, former Metal Maniacs editor Katherine Ludwig has non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Metal Maniacs certainly helped school a generation of extreme metalheads before the Internet. Check out her Facebook page for more information including donations. Wishing her the best.

YOB's 'Clearing The Path To Ascend' artwork
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Now that you're, ahem, fully briefed, let's recap all of the A/V transmissions.

Full albums first: YOB streamed the entirety of Clearing The Path To Ascend at Pitchfork (September 2, Neurot Recordings - preorder). And OSDMers Disinterred have put up Live at Vlamrock 2014 for 'name your price' at their Bandcamp. Stream the latter below.

For single tracks and videos, Opeth gave the audio of "Eternal Rains Will Come" a visual. Consult your doctor before taking all of the drugs. Anaal Nathrakh have unveiled "Idol" from Desideratum (October 28, Metal Blade - preorder). They'll be playing Maryland Deathfest 2015. Obituary are also showing off the first cut from Inked in Blood (October 28, Relapse - preorder). They'll be touring later this year with Death to All along with dates with Carcass. 1349 have stirred the pot for Massive Cauldron of Chaos and "Exorcism" spilled out (September 30, Season of Mist - preorder). And Old Wounds -- who are heading out on an Invisible Oranges presented tour -- dropped "Ritual" from Death Projection (September 16, Good Fight - preorder). Stream all of the tracks below.

Got it? Good. To shows we go:

TODAY (FRIDAY 8/29): Provided you're not following up on your dream last night where Crüe played, today is loaded. Mouth of the Architect, Set And Setting, So Hideous, and Hush are at the Acheron (tickets). Meanwhile, the Paper Box has the enormous bill of Foreign Sounds, Sol y Nieve, Red Stream, Inc, Krieg, Horrendous, Wastelander, Sacristy, Human Bodies, and Dweller In The Valley (tickets). For those that like it with a more traditional/thrash lean, there's Fantom Warior, Castrator, Sacrificial Blood, Devolving Messiah, and Maximum Oversatan at Saint Vitus (tickets).

SATURDAY (8/30): Okay, deep breath. Punk? You got it: Negative Approach, Agitätor, Go Deep, and Spewing Cum at the Grand Victory (tickets). Want a slightly more metallic edge? Modern Life Is War, Nothing, Give, and The Land of Blood & Sunshine at the Bowery Ballroom (tickets). But if you're here for metal -- and of course you are -- there's Dehumanized, Scaphism, Necroptic Engorgement, Corpse Hoarder, and Lethal Entity at the Acheron (tickets). More? Sure: Pentacle, Perversion, Mutant Supremacy, and Hypoxia at Saint Vitus (tickets). And if you you just need volume, J Mascis' psychedelic blues jam project Heavy Blanket play Union Pool's backyard in the afternoon for free.

Looking for late adds and dates ahead? NYC Metal Show Calendar has got you covered.

Let's talk IO: We dredged the new release lake in Upcoming Metal Releases. We had premieres from Falls of Rauros, Nightbringer, Sandworm, and Myopic. And we got our transcribed talk on with Austin Lunn of Panopticon and wrestler UltraMantis Black.

Alright, consider the decks cleared. What did we miss? What are your Labor Day Weekend plans? Let us know and catch the reams of streams, and other noted details below.

Continue reading "The Heavy Lowdown: Slayer, Iron Maiden, Blake Judd, YOB, Roadburn 2015 lineup, Opeth, weekend shows & more"

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)"

Jello Biafra at Coachella 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Jello

Former Dead Kennedy Jello Biafra and his current band The Guantanamo School of Medicine will be heading out on a North American tour this year with Detroit hardcore vets Negative Approach, whose current lineup has been active longer than the band's initial run in the '80s. That tour hits NYC on June 27 at Highline Ballroom. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Jello also just participated in Fuse's "Cratediggers" video series where musicians talk about -- and show off -- their record collections. As you might expect, he's got a lot of vinyl but some of the things he really digs might surprise you. (He's also still mad at Tipper Gore.) It's nearly 30 minutes over two parts, but the videos are funny, insightful and inspiring. Watch it below.

Meanwhile, the current incarnation of the Dead Kennedys (East Bay Ray, D.H. Peligro, Klaus Flouride and Ron "Skip" Greer) are also touring this June and hitting NYC on June 19 at Irving Plaza. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (4/25) at noon. All of their dates are listed below too.

Continue reading "Jello Biafra shows off vinyl collection in new video, touring w/ Negative Approach; Dead Kennedys touring too (dates)"

by Doug Moore

Tankcrimes

Back in January, we mentioned Brainsqueeze II, the Californian punk/metal festival organized by Tankcrimes and featuring a number of acts that have worked with the label. A few acts -- namely Connoisseur & Impaled -- have been added to the bill since, and the daily schedule & venue info have both been announced. You can check those out below.

We've got a bonus on tap, too. Tankcrimes have put together a free downloadable (or streamable, if that's your thing) compilation that we just posted over at Invisible Oranges. Unlike most recent comps, it's a reasonable length -- sixteen short songs. I consider most of these songs worth listening to in their own right, but some of them are rarer finds -- an exclusive re-recording of a sardonic Muncipal Waste song called "Insurance Fraud" from their split with Crucial Unit. It also features songs from upcoming short-format releases by Fucked Up and The Shrine. There's also a bonus cut by Obsessor, who don't appear on the fest's lineup, and a secret bonus cut that you'll have to download the comp to hear.

The Fucked Up song is a Cardboard Brains cover from the B-side of the recently-announced sixth entry in their Zodiac series. Titled Year of the Dragon, the recording features a 17-minute A-side original, the Cardboard Brains cover, and a The Ugly cover. If you're heading to SXSW, you'll be able to catch Fucked Up at Pitchfork and Stereogum's day parties, both of which fall on Thursday (3/13).

You can stream the comp below (aside from that secret cut) or download it for free. Tickets for the festival are on sale here. The comp track listing, the Brainsqueeze day-by-day lineup, and a goofy commercial for the fest are available below as well...

Continue reading "Fucked Up, Municipal Waste, The Shrine, Iron Reagan & more on Brainsqueeze II compilation (stream/free download)"

Chelsea Light Moving at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
Chelsea Light Moving

Thurston Moore, the guitar visionary of Sonic Youth, Chelsea Light Moving and many other collaborations (he just wrapped up a residency at The Stone with various collaborators), is set to receive The Fly's Living Legend Award in London this February, and ahead of that The Fly asked him to list his Favorite Songs of All Time.

That list includes songs by Patti Smith, Teenage Jesus & the Jerks, T. Rex, Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr, Lou Reed, Beach Boys, David Bowie, Minor Threat, Black Flag and more. Check out his full list below...

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By Doug Moore

Ghoul at MDF 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Ghoul

Tankcrimes is one of the preeminent punk/metal fusion labels going these days -- their Ghoul/Cannabis Corpse and Exhumed/Iron Reagan splits both ranked highly on Invisible Oranges' weekly Upcoming Metal Releases post this week.

The label has announced the preliminary lineup for their second Brainsqueeze festival, which will take place at Eli's Mile High Club in Oakland, CA from April 18 until April 20. Tickets aren't on sale yet, and some additional bands have yet to be announced (along with the schedule/running order). Still, the stuff they've got on tap so far looks impressive -- Municipal Waste is the biggest band on deck, with notable appearances from Ghoul, Final Conflict, Negative Approach, Fucked Up, and more in the offing.

Check out the full lineup and a few songs from those splits below.

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by Doug Moore

Negative Approach at the Grand Victory in April (more by Keith Marlowe)
Negative Approach

Negative Approach and The Casualties have both been hitting the road relentlessly lately. The former -- who have long since ceased operating as a reunion act and have effectively become a fully active band again -- toured in April, including an intimate gig at Brooklyn's Grand Victory and some fest appearances. NYC natives the Casualties just finished off a string of September dates, including a Coney Island show on 9/15.

Now, both stalwarts are headed out together for a long sequence of North American dates that runs from mid-October until early December. The supporting cast is strong too; Krum Bums, ACxDC, Wartorn and fellow old-timers MDC will join them on select dates during the tour, which hits Europa (w/ Wartorn) on 12/6. Tickets are available.

The full run of dates are listed below.

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Ceremony at Warsaw in 2012 (more by Joe McCabe)
Ceremony

As mentioned, ever-evolving punks Ceremony are set to play this year's This Is Hardcore festival in Philly (they play on 8/10) alongside Kid Dynamite, The Suicide File, Modern Life Is War, Judge, Blacklisted, Tragedy, 7 Seconds, Paint It Black, Code Orange Kids, Nails, Defeater, No Redeeming Social Value, Gwar, and more. Head to TiH's site for tickets. Updated lineup and schedule below.

Around the time of that festival, they'll be doing some other East Coast shows with Baltimore post-punk duo Ed Schrader's Music Beat. Those shows include one in Brooklyn on August 17 at 285 Kent, one in NJ on August 14 at Asbury Lanes, and a little farther out from NYC, they'll also play The El 'n' Gee on August 16 in New London, CT, but it might be worth the drive considering Joyce Manor and Glocca Morra are on that bill too. (It's also a day after Joyce Manor play a free NYC show at House of Vans with Kid Dynamite, Red Hare, and Swearin'). Tickets for the 285 Kent and El 'n' Gee shows go on sale Friday (6/21) at noon, and tickets for the Asbury Lanes show are on sale now.

You can also catch Ed Schrader's Music Beat in NYC even sooner at Death by Audio on June 28 with The Hussy, Barkley's Barnyard Critters (feat. Brian Gibson of Lightning Bolt), and Shark Muffin. Admission for that show is $7 at the door.

Ceremony have a few other coming shows, like one of those free Converse shows in San Francisco, which they'll play on June 27 with Suicidal Tendencies, Rocket from the Crypt, The Bronx, and the Shrine. All dates are listed, along with a few videos, below.

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photos by Keith Marlowe

Negative Approach @ Grand Victory, 4/14/2013
Negative Approach

Hardcore legends Negative Approach played the tiny Williamsburg venue Grand Victory last night (4/15), snagging support from Violent Bullshit, Two Man Advantage and Crushed. The show was part of a weekend of dates for the band that also included a stop at festival Damaged City in DC where the band teamed with bands like Dropdead (who also played NYC last night).

More pics from Grand Victory (minus Crushed who we missed), plus NA's setlist, are below.

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Negative Approach at Power of the Riff East (more by Greg Cristman)
Negative Approach

Negative Approach was already scheduled to play the Damaged City Fest in DC next weekend (April 13), so it comes as no big surprise that the legendary Detroit hardcore band has added a date in our fair city. What IS surprising is the venue; Negative Approach will play Williamsburg's tiny Grand Victory on April 14 for what will undoubtedly be a cramped and insane night of classic 80s hardcore. Tickets are on sale.

NA is also scheduled to play Scion Rock Fest in June and will also be covered on the forthcoming Infest 7". All tour dates are listed below.

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by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Modern Life is War

This is Hardcore have announced their initial 2013 lineup which, for the most part, doesn't have many uber-shocking additions unless you count a headlining set by Gwar (?). It includes names like Kid Dynamite, Tragedy, 7 Seconds, Panic, Trapped Under Ice and more. Full lineup is below. Tickets for the festival pass and the weekend pass go on sale at noon.

The one interesting addition is the reemergence of Modern Life is War, who called it quits in 2008. Though some are viewing the band's reunion as part of an April Fool's joke, the reunion is in fact real according to a valued source. The band issued the following statement regarding their return:

"Modern Life Is War is an active band again. In September of last year, we wrote an album in John's basement in Marshalltown, which will be recorded at God City in May and released on Deathwish in September. The original lineup of Chris Honeck, Matt Hoffman, Jeffrey Eaton, Tyler Oleson and John Eich will be in place. For what it's worth, we are not approaching this as a 'reunion' but rather as a band with a new record that will be working to contribute something worthwhile. Extensive touring is not in the cards for us at this point. Our first show back will be at This Is Hardcore Fest in August, followed by a record release show in Iowa. We will announce an official release date as well as specific show dates and locations as soon as they are confirmed."
Keep your fingers crossed for more dates.

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Inter Arma at Invisible Oranges SXSW 2013 day party (more by Greg Cristman)
Inter Arma

After part of the docket was revealed last week, Scion Rock Fest have announced the entirety of their 2013 lineup which happens in Memphis Tennessee on June 1. Testament and Melvins claim the top slots, while additional bands announced for the fest are Municipal Waste, Whitechapel, The Obsessed (!), Corrosion of Conformity, The Casualties, Negative Approach, Pallbearer, Six Feet Under, Impaled, Vision of Disorder, Royal Thunder, Vektor, Arsis, A Life Once Lost, Touché Amoré, Code Orange Kids, The Gates of Slumber, Hot Lunch, Rotting Out, The Shrine, Ice Dragon, Call of the Void (who recently played NYC), Subrosa, Gigan, Anciients, Dirty Streets, Inter Arma, Complete Failure, Indian Handcrafts and Noisem.

SRF is free but RSVP (which opens on April 10) is required.

In related news, Inter Arma, who recently played the Invisible Oranges Day Party at The Jr (pictures HERE), have been announced, along with Sannhet, as support for the NYC date of the Intronaut tour, set for Saint Vitus on June 15. Tickets are on sale.

If you missed it, pictures from the official Invisible Oranges SXSW night showcase are available HERE, featuring shots of Pallbearer, John Baizley with Mel from Royal Thunder and Bruce Lamont, Mutilation Rites, Full of Hell, KEN Mode and Homewrecker.

Check out a video from Inter Arma's daytime set below...

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by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Damaged City Fest

DC's Damaged City Fest has been announced for middle April, with some overlap of bands scheduled for NYC's punk fiesta New York's Alright. Look for names like Culo, Coke Bust, Double Negative, Dropdead, No Tolerance (who's members play with Rival Mob soon), Negative Approach, Night Birds, Prisoner Abuse, Tenement and many many more. Full lineup for the festival, scheduled to take place at long-time DIY space St. Stephen's Church on April 12 and 13, is below. Tickets are on sale.

Speaking of Wisconsin band Tenement, look for them to hit Grand Victory on April 11 with touring partners Night Birds, Marvin Berry & The New Sound and Dipers. Tickets are on sale. Stream a few Tenement songs, including their split with Culo, below.

In other news, Night Birds are prepping a new split for Fat Wreck Chords. Look for the four-song EP Maimed for the Masses via the label on May 7, with the title track providing a primer for the band's forthcoming LP Born To Die In Suburbia due on Grave Mistake this summer.

In more punk news, for a taste of what' you're in for at New York's Alright 2013, head to 285 Kent tonight (2/1) where Who Killed Spikey Jacket? will team with Sad Boys, Perdition, Goosebumps and Murderer. Four of the five bands scheduled for tonight will perform at the festival which happens in April.

Check out the DCFest lineup, as well as song streams, below.

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