Entries tagged with: Swingin Utters
by Andrew Sacher
photo: NOFX at Riot Fest 2014 (more by James Richards IV)
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.
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.
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).
All mentioned song streams, and the Fat 25 tour dates, below...
Punk Rock Bowling 2015 already announced its initial lineup which includes great names such as Refused, Rancid, The Muffs, Murder City Devils, Discharge and more, and now the rest of the fest has been revealed. Joining those bands will be Sick of It All, Turbonegro, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, A Wilhelm Scream and more. Tickets go on sale January 10 at 1 PM PST.
Full lineup below...
Las Vegas' annual Punk Rock Bowling will be returning in 2015 from May 23-25. The initial lineup was just announced and it includes some pretty sweet names. There's the once-again not-dead Refused (their first announced US show of 2015), Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, Murder City Devils (who recently put out their first new album since 2001), The Muffs (who recently put out their first new album since 2004) pioneering D-beaters Discharge, The Business, Swingin' Utters and Bad Manners. Tickets will be on sale in January.
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.
Lists of dates and The Holy Mess LP stream below...
by Andrew Sacher
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...
Braids at Savannah Stopover 2013 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...
Braids, Headaches @ Glasslands
Braids dropped standard rock instrumentation in favor of electronics for their new album, Flourish/Parsish, but has not changed the band's gorgeous, ethereal appeal.
Joan of Arc, CO LA @ Mercury Lounge
After playing Brooklyn DIY venue Shea Stadium last night, Tim Kinsella's band Joan of Arc and experimental electronic musician CO LA will head to Manhattan for a Mercury Lounge show tonight.
Willis Earl Beal @ Joe's Pub
Blues lover Willis Earl Beal is set to release a new album next month (9/10), and tonight he'll be in NYC for a Joe's Pub show, where he'll be debuting his new band (and presumably some of his new material). Should be interesting to see what he's got in store.
Electric People, Thee Dang Dangs @ Cake Shop
Get your daily dose of psych/garage rock by heading over to Cake Shop to catch Brooklyn's Electric People and Denver's surfy Thee Dang Dangs. You can stream Thee Dang Dangs' recently released For The People LP, along with an Electric People track, below.
Wilsen, Imaginary People, Keenan O'meara, The Great American Canyon Band @ Pianos
If you're into the folk pop of Laura Marling or Alela Diane, you might be into checking out Wilsen at Pianos tonight. Stream a track, "Dusk," below.
Swingin' Utters, The Challenged, Blk Galaga @ The Bell House
'90s era folk/cow-punks Swingin' Utters, who reformed in 2010, are back with their second post-reunion album, Poorly Formed, this year, and tonight they'll be in Brooklyn for a show at The Bell House.
Other shows of note tonight include Sarabande, Up and Orange, The Sway Machinery, Traktor Attack @ Cameo Gallery and The Tanks, MV Carbon, Nate Wooley, Chuck Bettis @ Silent Barn.
Comedy options tonight include Night Train, Wyatt Cenac, Sam Morril, RG Daniels @ Littlefield and Mike Birbligia @ Union Hall.
For more laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.
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Tickets to the Courtney Love shows at Stone Pony Summerstage in Asbury Park, NJ and The Paramount in Huntington, NY go on sale today at 10 AM. Tickets to The Capitol Theatre show go on sale today at noon. Tickets to the Warsaw show are on sale now.
When we last spoke, Starred were only opening the Paramount date, and they've since been added to the Warsaw and Stone Pony shows.
Rebelution and Matisyahu are playing Rumsey Playfield in Central Park on September 10. Tickets for that show go on sale today at 10 AM.
Dropkick Murphys and Swingin Utters are playing on August 22 at Ives Concert Park in Danbury, CT and on August 25 at Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, NJ. Tickets for the Ives Concert Park show go on sale today at noon and the Stone Pony show goes on sale today at 10 AM. Tickets to DKM's show at The Paramount are still available.
Devo in Austin in 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
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...