Entries tagged with: The Swellers

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by Andrew Sacher

The Swellers
Swellers

Flint, MI punks The Swellers are releasing a four-way split with Lobby Boxer, Hung Up and 1876 on May 20 via Save Your Generation Records. Their contribution is a cover of "Tales of Lolita" by sludge-pop masters Floor from their 2002 self-titled album. Their take doesn't differ too much from the original, but they do real justice to the track and nail those signature Floor harmonies. The track makes its premiere in this post, and you can listen below. Pre-orders are ongoing.

As you may know, the actual Floor are reunited and releasing a new LP, Oblation, next week (4/29) via Season of Mist. You've already heard four tracks from the album, and you can now stream Oblation in its entirety over at Pitchfork. They're also touring with Hot Victory and hitting NYC on May 5 at Saint Vitus (tickets) and Chaos In Tejas' Weekend in Austin (5/29 - 6/1).

Stream The Swellers' Floor cover below...

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Lillingtons

Montreal punk festival Pouzza Fest is returning to multiple venues in downtown Montreal from May 16-18 to this year. The lineup includes The Hold Steady (who play NYC tonight [2/6]), Dillinger Four, Chixdiggit, The Lillingtons, The Menzingers, The Front Bottoms, Placeholder, Reagan Youth, The Holy Mess, The So So Glos, Gates, Night Birds, SNFU, Tim Barry, Amanda X, Russ Rankin (of Good Riddance), and many more. 3-day passes are on sale now. Full lineup and flyer below.

The Lillingtons (whose members since formed Teenage Bottlerocket and Stabbed In Back) were initially active during the '90s, associated with other Ramones-inspired bands like The Queers and Screeching Weasel. They briefly reunited for a new album in 2006, and finally hit the stage together again at Riot Fest Chicago in 2013. They've also got two Northeast dates before Pouzza Fest, including one in NYC on May 16 at Knitting Factory with related band Stabbed In Back. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (2/7) at 10 AM.

Speaking of, The Queers will be in NYC soon too. All dates are listed, with some streams and the Pouzza lineup, below...

Continue reading "Pouzza Fest 2014 lineup (Hold Steady, Dillinger Four, Menzingers, more) +++ more rare Lillingtons Northeast shows"

by Andrew Sacher

Marathon
Marathon

New York punks Marathon, whose lineup included two members that went on to form to Polar Bear Club (but both recently left that band), broke up back in 2006 after the release of their only full length (self-titled). However, after reissuing that album in 2013, the band have now announced two reunion shows in their home state. They happen in Brooklyn on February 28 and Rochester on March 1 (venues TBA) with No Trigger (who also recently became active again) and Fire When Ready (whose only album came out in 2005 and who also don't appear to have played live in a while). The shows also include No Way, Soul Control and Benny Beyond. Flyer and song streams below.

UPDATE: The Brooklyn date happens at Saint Vitus with Marathon, No Trigger, Fire When Ready, and No Way. Tickets go on sale Friday (1/24) at noon.

Marathon's made fans out of other punk bands in the area, including Banquets, who as discussed, play NYC on Thursday (1/23) at Saint Vitus with UnWed (mems. Hot Water Music/Small Brown Bike), Nuclear Santa Claust and Pagan Girls (tickets).

A much older New York punk band, No Redeeming Social Value, will celebrate their 25th anniversary with a show at Brooklyn's Grand Victory on March 29 with Yuppicide, Two Man Advantage, Last Call Brawl and DJ Spag. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Meanwhile, The Dictators NYC (Dick Manitoba's current version of The Dictators) will celebrate sixty years of Handsome Dick Manitoba on Thursday (1/23) at Bowery Electric with Threats and The Bullys. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Also at Bowery Electric is NYHC band Reagan Youth on Sunday (1/26) with The Memphis Morticians, Twin Guns, Emergency Break and Dust Angel. Tickets are on sale.

And one more Bowery Electric show is the one February 16, which is the NYC stop of Richie Ramone's (who drummed in the Ramones from '83-'87) 'Something In My Drink' tour. Also on the bill is The Waldos, Threads and The Weapons. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates on the tour are listed below.

In other NYC punk news, there's a benefit for the Transcore stage of Punk Island (which Aye Nako have played) at Grand Victory on Tuesday (1/21) with Little Waist, Penguin, Dirty Circle and The Whores (not to be confused with Whores). Tickets are on sale now and "100% of net proceeds will go to cover the costs of the Brooklyn Transcore Stage at the 2014 Punk Island Festival. "

Though this particular project is reggae, H.R. of punk legends Bad Brains will bring his band Dubb Agents to NYC for a show on February 21 at The Studio at Webster Hall with Rebelmatic, Radio Daze and Get Involved (mems Thursday/Judge/Glassjaw).

Another punk show goes down with I Am the Avalanche, The Swellers, Turnover and Bellwether on March 28 at Marlin Room at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Turnover are on many dates on the Diamond Youth / Turnstile tour, but not the NYC show which happens on 2/14 at Acheron (tickets).

A week later at the Acheron (2/21) is the previously discussed Iron Chic / Chumped show. Since we last spoke, Earworms dropped off that show and were replaced by Timeshares. Iron Chic also recently announced all dates for their their tour, which you can check out here. Tickets for the Acheron show are still available.

In other recent punk news, Paint It Black announced their first NYC show in years, and The Lawrence Arms and Against Me! are streaming their new albums.

Marathon flyer, streams and more below...

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Brooklyn punks Cerebral Ballzy and veteran Queens hip hop duo Black Sheep are teaming up for a show together on February 9 at Gramercy Theatre. Tickets for that show go on sale today at 10 AM.

Smokey Robinson is playing Beacon Theatre on June 6. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see reunited psych vets Loop at Le Poisson Rouge are on sale now.

Tickets for the Metal Alliance tour stop at Irving Plaza with Behemoth, 1349, Goatwhore, Inquisition and others go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Psychedelic Furs shows in NJ and Long Island go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Mac DeMarco show at Webster Hall with Amen Dunes and Tonstartssbandht go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for The Pains of Being Pure at Heart show at Rough Trade go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Earl Sweatshirt shows at Webster Hall and MHOW go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Throwing Muses and Tanya Donelly show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Graveyard show at Webster Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Cardigans singer Nina Persson at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Woods show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the James Vincent McMorrow shows at Bowery Ballroom and MHOW go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Fanfarlo shows at Bowery Ballroom and Rough Trade go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Acid Mothers Temple show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon. Tickets for their Knitting Factory show are on sale now.

Tickets for the Rufus Wainright show at Town Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Cloud Cult show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Whores and Fight Amp show at Saint Vitus with No Way and Creepoid are on sale now.

Tickets for the Ringo Deathstarr show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to The Orwells and Twin Peaks show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for The Peatures show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Toadies and Supersuckers show at Irving Plaza go on sale today at 10 AM.

The Semi-Colons? (The Mysterians of Question Mark & The Mysterians) are playing Mercury Lounge on February 22 with The Ar-Kaics and DJs Billy Miller and Miriam Linna (of Norton Records). Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Chicago and REO Speedwagon are playing PNC Bank Arts Center on August 16 and Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on August 17. Tickets for those shows go on sale today at 10 AM

I Am The Avalanche, The Swellers, Turnover and Bellwether are playing the Marlin Room at Webster Hall on March 28. Tickets for this punk show go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for The Knife show at Terminal 5 go on sale Saturday (1/18) at 10 AM.

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by Andrew Sacher

braidedveins

braidedveins is a punk side project from Flint, MI featuring members of bluesy crew Empty Orchestra, the drummer of pop punk band The Swellers, and others. Making a departure from the sounds of their main groups, braidedveins make abrasive hardcore in the vein of Blacklisted, The Suicide File, and The Bronx. And while this might technically be a side project, the band don't sound like they're just messin' around. They've got big riffs, cutthroat vocals, and a genuine sound that honors its influences but still pushes the genre forward.

braidedveins' debut EP, Future/Forever comes out via Save Your Generation Records on December 10 (pre-order), and one of its tracks, "On the Limits of Tomorrow," now makes its premiere in this post. Check it out, along with another EP track "The Nature Cruise of the Century!," artwork and tracklisting, below.

braidedveins don't have any upcoming dates at the moment except for a hometown show at Flint Local 432 on 12/21, but The Swellers have a fall tour coming up, including a run with Candy Hearts that hits NYC for a previously discussed show on October 25 at The Studio at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All Swellers dates are listed, along with the braidedveins streams, artwork and tracklist, below...

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Tickets to see Amon Amarth, Enslaved, and Skeletonwitch at Irving Plaza go on Live Nation/Music Geeks presales today at 10 AM (Music Geeks password is "musicgeeks").

Tickets for the newly-added Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman show at Town Hall go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to the Disclosure shows at Terminal 5 go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Phosphorescent at MHOW go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Cass McCombs at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Mexican Summer fifth anniversary with Spiritualized, Ariel Pink, Bobb Trimble, Linda Perhacs, Lansing-Dreiden, Tamaryn, No Joy, and more are on sale now.

Candy Hearts are playing The Studio at Webster Hall on October 25 with The Swellers and On My Honour. Tickets to that show are on sale now.

Aeroplane is playing Highline Ballroom on September 27. Tickets to that show are on sale now.

Tanlines (DJ) Big Black Delta, Small Black, Wardell, In The Valley Below and Bonzie are playing a CMJ show at Brooklyn Bowl on October 18. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

White Denim are playing Mercury Lounge on October 16. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (9/20) at noon.

Tickets to see Clutch, Into Another, and Lionize on New Year's Eve at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to the Punch Brothers New Year's Eve shows at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Red Fang, Cancer Bats, Indian Handcrafts and The Shrine at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Crystal Antlers and The Dirty Nil at Glasslands are on sale now.

The Figgs are playing Mercury Lounge on October 25. Tickets to that show go AmEx presale today at noon, with general on-sale starting Friday (9/20) at noon.

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by Andrew Sacher

Circle Takes the Square (photo by Danin Drahos)
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As discussed, Gainesville's The Fest is returning this year from October 31 to November 3, and they've just expanded their lineup to include more artists. Additions includes post-hardcore/screamo giants Circle Takes The Square, who have been reunited for a bit but still only rarely play US shows; Geoff Rickly's United Nations, who are also back, but have not been as active as Geoff's solo project; punk vets ALL; Titus Andronicus (who have multiple NYC-area appearances coming up); Fake Problems and more.

Those recent additions join previously announced names like Torche, White Lung, Bouncing Souls, Ceremony, Braid, Paint It Black, Samiam, Knapsack (reunion), The Draft (reunion), The Menzingers, The Lawrence Arms, Hop Along, Code Orange Kids, Creative Adult, Pity Sex, Mean Jeans, Retox, Lemuria, Greys, Tenement, Tim Barry, Toys That Kill, The Night Marchers and more. Tickets for The Fest are on sale now.

Circle Takes The Square returned in December, 2012 with Decompositions Volume Number One, their first album of new material since reuniting and second overall. It's not the instant masterpiece that their 2004 debut, As the Roots Undo, is, but it's still damn good. Download it in its entirety at bandcamp (name your price) or stream it in its entirety, along with the updated The Fest lineup, below.

Continue reading "Gainesville's The Fest expands lineup (ALL, Circle Takes The Square, United Nations, Titus Andronicus & more)"

The Fest 11

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.

Continue reading "The Fest returns to Gainesville in 2012 --- lineup & tickets"

photos by Katie Hovland

Bouncing Souls @ Riot Fest 2010
Riot Fest

The Bouncing Souls have announced their 2010 iteration of Home for the Holidays, now in its fourth year and featuring as many nights of shows at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ. Tickets are on sale for all four shows: 12/26, 12/27, 12/28, 12/29. Each night will have a different set of support, as 12/26 will get Strike Anywhere, Adrenaline OD, & The Great Explainer, 12/27 gets Fake Problems, Lemuria, & The Swellers, 12/28 gets Leftover Crack, The Menzingers, & Top Soil, and the final night (12/29) gets H20, Yuppicide and Dirty Tactics.

H20, on board for the 12/29 date at The Stone Pony, will also hit Highline Ballroom the next night (12/30) with Trapped Under Ice and Wisdom In Chains. The show is part of a short stint of confirmed dates for H20 (12/27 - 12/30) with more to be announced (12/2 - 12/5). Tickets are on sale to the all-ages, no barricade NYC show. Plus, the band is giving the audience the opportunity to pick the songs for the set from over 60+ choices including covers by Minor Threat, Dead Kennedys and others.

Leftover Crack has a headlining show in NYC too, as the band will play Music Hall of Wiliiamsburg on 12/26. Tickets are on sale. Leftover Crack related project Star Fucking Hipsters will play NYC a month prior, hitting Knitting Factory on 11/28. Tickets for that are also on sale.

The Bouncing Souls played Riot Fest in Chicago (October 6th - 10th) alongside bands like Bad Religion, Cap'n Jazz, Circle Jerks, Off With Their Heads, and Propagandhi. Belated pictures from that show, as well as Bouncing Souls and H20 dates, are below.

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