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Government Issue

Gainesville punk bonanza The Fest has added more bands to its 2015 lineup. There's reunited hardcore legends Government Issue (who also play NYC this month), party animal Andrew WK, Ramonesy punks Mean Jeans, Gainesville vets Radon, one of Mikey Erg's many bands Hatrabbits, a solo set from KJ of Chixdiggit, emo revivalists Football etc, and more.


The lineup also includes a lineup of late '90s/early '00s Florida punks The Beltones, who played a few other reunion shows this current decade like Punk Rock Bowling 2012. To quote a 5-star Punk News review of their second and final album, 2001's Cheap Trinkets:

The Beltones possess a wide variety of influences-from rockabilly to the Pogues-and the convergance of such varying styles while maintaining a strong punk feel is no easy task. But the Beltones do it really well, and such talent recalls the brillaince of a band like the Swingin' Utters. Another reason this band stands apart from the rest is the emotional depth of the songs. I'm not going to make absurd comparisons by calling the lyrics Dickinsonian or whatever, but singer Bill McFadden is a pretty adept song writer. His lyrics of alienation, pain, lost hope are a refreshing substitute to the "beer guzzling because my girl left me so I'm gonna go to the pub and get in a fight with my bros backing me up" b.s. that is so prevalent in punk today.
Stream Cheap Trinkets, and check out the full list of Fest additions and updated lineup, below...

Continue reading "Government Issue, The Beltones, Andrew WK, Mean Jeans, Radon & more added to The Fest (updated lineup)"

photo: Title Fight at SXSW 2015 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Title Fight

Gainesville punk festival The Fest returns for its 14th year from October 30 - November 1, and today they added a bunch of more bands to their lineup. Additions include Title Fight, Modern Life Is War, another reunion show from The Progress, Into It Over It, Pet Symmetry, As Friends Rust, Pianos Become the Teeth, Smoke Or Fire (playing Above the City), Bigwig, Loma Prieta, TWIABP, Cayetana, Superheaven, Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), Told Slant, War On Women, Pujol and many more. Full list of additions below.

The newly-added bands join Desaparecidos, The Menzingers, mewithoutYou, The Jazz June, Beach Slang, Iron Reagan, Modern Baseball, Lagwagon and many more.

Tickets go on sale June 1. Lineup additions below...

Continue reading "The Fest 14 adds bands (Title Fight, The Progress, Modern Life Is War, As Friends Rust, Smoke or Fire, PBTT, Bigwig, more)"

photo: Dillinger Four at Chaos In Tejas 2011 (more by Keith Marlowe)
Dillinger Four

Melodic punk greats Dillinger Four are still active, but chances to see them are few and far between and they haven't played NYC in years. So if you're a D4 fan and also looking to get out of the city on July 4th weekend, this news may be of interest to you. Dillinger Four will celebrate their 21st anniversary with the D4'th of July: D4 Turns 21! festival on July Fourth at Minneapolis' Triple Rock Social Club, and it's a pretty stacked lineup. Against Me!, Scared of Chaka, Toys That Kill, Off With Their Heads, Tim Barry and more are on board for the fest, and "surprise special guests" are promised. Tickets go on sale today (5/4) at noon CDT.

Against Me! are also touring and playing a free NYC show during Northside Festival. Singer Laura Jane Grace will be here for a solo show too.

Watch a couple D4 videos from Fest 10, with the full D4'th of July lineup, below...

Continue reading "Dillinger Four celebrating 21st anniversary with D4'th of July fest (w/ Against Me!, Scared of Chaka, Toys That Kill & more)"


Gainesville's annual punk festival The Fest returns in 2015 for its 14th year (hence Fest 14) from October 30 to November 1, and like in previous years, a handful of the bands play Pre-Fest in Little Ybor from October 28-29. This year's initial lineup was just announced and it includes Desaparecidos, The Menzingers, mewithoutYou, Tim Barry, The Jazz June, Drug Church, Pup, The City on Film, Kepi Ghoulie, Beach Slang, Frameworks, Foxing, Iron Reagan, Crocodiles, Cult Leader, Young Widows, Xerxes, Jeff Rosenstock, Restorations, Modern Baseball, The Hotelier, Chumped, The Sidekicks, Mikey Erg, Night Birds, Tiltwheel, Lagwagon, Off With Their Heads, Teenage Bottlerocket and many more.

Tickets are set to go on sale via The Fest's website June 1.

It's a great year for punk festivals between this, Asbury Park's Skate & Surf, and Atlanta's Wrecking Ball. Full initial Fest 14 lineup, and a video recap of Fest 13, below...

Continue reading "The Fest announces 2015 lineup (Desaparecidos, Menzingers, mewithoutYou, Jazz June, Beach Slang, Restorations, more)"

photo by Rich Tarbell
Tim Barry

Last year, former frontman of Richmond punk band Avail, Tim Barry, released his folky solo album, Lost & Rootless, on The Bouncing Souls' Chunksaah Records. Now he's made a lyric video for its track "No News From North," which premieres in this post. You can watch it below.

Tim also has a previously-mentioned tour with Northcote and Allison Weiss coming up, which has him in NYC on June 20 at Saint Vitus. Tickets for that show are still available.

Video and list of dates below...

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photo by Rich Tarbell
Tim Barry

Avail frontman turned folk singer TIm Barry put out his newest solo album Lost & Rootless on The Bouncing Souls' Chunksaah Records last year, and this year he'll be going on an extensive tour in support of it. The tour includes a leg with Northcote (who you may have just seen opening for The Gaslight Anthem) and another punk singer/songwriter, the No Sleep-signed Allison Weiss.

That leg hits NYC on June 20 at Saint Vitus. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All dates are listed, with the lyric video for the newest album's title track, below...

Continue reading "Tim Barry touring with Northcote & Allison Weiss (dates)"

by Andrew Sacher

photo by Rich Tarbell
Tim Barry

Anyone that's been keeping up with Tim Barry's solo career knows that the former Avail frontman has left the punk roots of that band behind in favor of old-timey folk. He's got a new album, Lost & Rootless, coming out this Friday (11/28) via The Bouncing Souls' Chunksaah Records (pre-order) and this one's no exception. We've got the premiere of its new single "Solid Gone" which is steeped in the same American folk tradition his pal and fellow punk frontman Chuck Ragan explores in his solo work and on his Revival Tour (which Tim has taken part in). Check out the new song, along with the lyric video for the title track, below.

Tim also has dates coming up in the UK and on the West Coast of the US. Those are also listed below...

Continue reading "Tim Barry releasing a new LP (stream new song "Solid Gone")"

by Andrew Sacher

"Fuuuuuck!!! New favourite band, War On Women, from Baltimore, Md. So good." - Laura Jane Grace

War On Women
photo by Josh Sisk

War On Women are a feminist hardcore band from Baltimore whose debut EP came out in 2012 and paired metallic punk with angry, sarcastic, unsubtle and very effective takedowns of sexism. They recently signed to trusty hardcore label Bridge 9, and are planning to release their debut LP on that label in 2015 which they recently finished recording with Jawbox's J Robbins (whose new band Moral Mazes are also on Bridge 9). No music from the new album has come out yet, but you can stream their 2012 EP in full below.

War On Women recently wrapped up a tour supporting Propagandhi and they'll hit the road again to open for their B9 labelmates Boysetsfire on that band's 20th anniversary tour, which will see BSF playing 2000's After the Eulogy in full. It hasn't been announced yet who's opening the Long Island, NJ and MA shows, but we know that both Philly and Brooklyn will be opened by War On Women, Avail singer Tim Barry and the Hot Water Music/Small Brown Bike-related UnWed, which is a great bill all around. The Brooklyn show happens October 26 at Saint Vitus, and tickets are still available.

Stay tuned for openers on the other three Boysetsfire dates. Meanwhile, the full tour schedule, with the stream of the War on Women EP, is below...

Continue reading "War On Women releasing debut LP on Bridge 9, opening for Boysetsfire w/ Tim Barry & UnWed (dates, EP stream)"


The annual festival that sends tons of the world's best punk bands to Florida, The Fest, returns to multiple Gainesville venues for its 13th year from October 31 to November 2 and Pre-Fest happens once again in Tampa from October 29-30.

The initial lineup for The Fest was just announced and includes Descendents, Lifetime, The Menzingers, The Marked Men, Modern Life Is War, Strike Anywhere, Chixdiggit, Chuck Ragan, Into It Over It, Tim Barry, Laura Stevenson, Cheap Girls, Night Birds, You Blew It!, Self Defense Family, Circle Takes the Square, Lemuria, The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, Mikey Erg, Dads, Gates, Banquets, Somos, Dikembe, Frameworks, Captain We're Sinking, The Hotelier, Prawn, Little Big League, Everyone Everywhere, Nona, Chumped, Worriers, Nai Harvest, Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), Places to Hide, Courtesy Drop, Foxing, All Dogs and many more. Tickets go on sale April 20 via the Fest's site (which is currently down at time of this post).

Full initial lineup below...

Continue reading "The Fest 2014 lineup announced (Descendents, Lifetime, The Menzingers, Marked Men, Into It Over It, TWIABP & more)"


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"

The Hold Steady at Pier 26 in 2013 (more by Tracy Allison)
Hold Steady

Everyone's favorite literate bar rockers, The Hold Steady, have announced that the followup to their 2010 LP, Heaven Is Whenever, is called Teeth Dreams and it will be out on March 25 via new Razor & Tie imprint Washington Square. The album was produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo FIghters, Ghost), and it will be accompanied by the previously announced PledgeMusic-funded covers EP, which raises money for the K + L Guardian Foundation.

As discussed, The Hold Steady are also touring soon, and since we last spoke, former Avail frontman Tim Barry was added as an opener to that tour. They play NYC on February 6 at Music Hall of Williamsburg, which is sold out.

Updated dates are listed below...

Continue reading "The Hold Steady announce new LP, 'Teeth Dreams'; Tim Barry added to tour (updated dates)"

by Andrew Sacher

Circle Takes the Square (photo by Danin Drahos)

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)"

Roger Miret w/ Agnostic Front at Power of the Riff 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
Roger Miret

We were just talking about Brooklyn's The So So Glos, who released their pop punk-y new album, Blowout, performed on Letterman, and are currently on tour with Titus Andronicus. That tour doesn't hit NYC (Titus plays a free NYC show in August though), but we said it probably wouldn't be long before The So So Glos announce their own NYC show. Well, they've just announced one and it happens right after that tour on May 26 at Knitting Factory with Heaven's Gate, Dinowalrus, and Trabajo. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (5/10) at 10 AM.

The So So Glos are also set to play a Northside show in the back room of Public Assembly on June 14 (only the front room will be closed) with Shapes and Le Rug. Tickets for that show are on sale now and Northside badges will also be accepted. Updated dates are listed below.

The Knitting Factory recently announced some other cool punk shows happening there soon too. Oregon Americana punks Larry and His Flask, who we wrote about when they released their Hobo's Lament EP and toured with Frank Turner, are releasing a new full length, By The Lamplight, on June 25 via Cascadian Records in the US and Frank Turner's Xtra Mile Records internationally. They'll support that album with a tour that ends on July 28 at Knitting Factory. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Their pal Frank Turner meanwhile, will be on his own tour that hits NYC for two sold out MHOW shows in July. He just released a new video from his new album, Tape Deck Heart, which you can watch below.

Back to Knitting Factory shows: Agnostic Front frontman Roger Miret will bring his street punk band Roger Miret and the Disasters to Knitting Factory on August 24 with another Agnostic Front-related project, Stigma. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

As mentioned, Avail frontman Tim Barry will hit Knitting Factory on July 20 with Cory Branan and Des Ark. Tickets for that show are still available.

Other upcoming punk shows at Knitting Factory include power pop punks Cheap Girls (whose tour includes other NYC-area shows too) on May 17 (tickets) and post-hardcore rippers Coliseum on May 21 with the Dischord-signed Red Hare (mems. Bluetip, Dag Nasty, Swiz, Garden Variety, and more) (tickets).

All So So Glos and Larry and His Flask dates are listed, along with some videos, below...

Continue reading "So So Glos, Roger Miret & the Disasters, Larry & His Flask and more upcoming punk shows at Knitting Factory"


Tickets for the Paul McCartney shows at Barclays Center go on AmEx presale today at 10 AM. Tickets to both shows go on sale to the general public Monday at 10 AM.

As mentioned, Chaka Khan is playing the Apollo Spring Gala 2013 is happening on June 10 with performances "in salute to Chaka" by Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Holliday, Patti Labelle and Alexandra Burke. Tickets for that gala go on sale today at 10 AM.

Avail frontman Tim Barry, Cory Branan and Des Ark are playing Knitting Factory on July 20. Tickets for that show go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the two Further shows at Barclays Center and PNC Bank Arts Center go on sale today at 10 AM.

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"

Revival Tour-mates (photo by daveysaurusrex)
Revival Tour

At some point the Chuck Ragan-led Revival Tour added a 2nd NYC show, which still has tickets available, happening after the sold out first one tonight (3/30). Playing the late show is: Chuck Ragan (of Hot Water Music), Dan Andriano (of Alkaline Trio), Tommy Gabel (of Against Me!), Cory Branan, and Jenny Owen Youngs who plays Mercury Lounge earlier in the evening.

by BBG

Drew of Regents/Sleepytime Trio (more by BBG)

Minneapolis hardcore band Threadbare have announced their return to the stage with an NYC date at Saint Vitus on May 12th (tickets). The show, their first since 2009, will also mark the record release party for All About Friends Forever, a compilation of tracks from various hardcore-and-related bands including Botch, Coalesce, CR, Steve Brodsky, Regents/Ladder Devils with J.Robbins, Helms Alee, and many others.

Double LP limited vinyl release of 1000 (333 on colored vinyl) on silkscreened, hand-made covers (art shown is not final) with a 12 page full color booklet.
That's if it ever sees the light of day.... AAFF is currently being funded via Kickstarter and is about 20% toward their full goal, which ends in two weeks.

Regents (mems Frodus, Sleepytime Trio, Thursday) is currently recording their debut LP for Lovitt Records and will play Austin as part of a string of SXSW dates that will include an appearance at the Lovitt/Slip show at Club 1808 on March 15th with the reunited Sleepytime Trio. Full details on the show are below.

Regents will also play the Shirts for a Cure 10th anniversary show at Red 7 (flyer below) with Hot Water Music, Braid, DYS, Darkest Hour, Comeback Kid, Coliseum, Tim Barry on Friday (3/16) and an official SXSW showcase with Braid, Forever The Sickest Kids, Dan Andriano In The Emergency Room, Zookeeper, and The Life and Times at Dirty Dog on Saturday (3/17).

Another band on the Lovitt/Slip/Artist Growth show is Narrows, the supergroup featuring members of Unbroken, Botch, and many others. As discussed, Narrows will play the BrooklynVegan/POTR/Thrasher/Southern Lord Official Showcase on 3/16 at Scoot Inn as well as Knitting Factory on March 9th with All Pigs Must Die (who is also on board at Scoot Inn). Narrows is also preparing to release their new LP Painted via Deathwish, and you can stream a track alongside all tour dates and details on the Slip/Lovitt/Artist Growth show below.

Continue reading "Threadbare reuniting for NYC show; All About Friends Forever comp in the works; Regents headed to SXSW"

by Andrew Sacher

Hot Water Music
Hot Water Music

Chuck Ragan (of Hot Water Music) is taking The Revival Tour 2012 across the US and Canada this March and April. Like past Revival Tours, the shows feature a number of singers (usually of the punk scene) and their acoustic instruments collaborating on stage in a traditional folk music fashion. This year's tour hits NYC on March 30 at Bowery Ballroom, and in addition to Chuck Ragan, features Dan Andriano (of Alkaline Trio), Tommy Gabel (of Against Me!), and Lucero-associate Cory Branan. Tickets go on sale Saturday (2/4) at noon. The Revival tour also has ticket bundle options available with tour samplers, vinyls, posters, and more.

Nathaniel Rateliff, who released his debut album back in 2010, is on a number of the dates too, but unfortunately will not play at the Bowery Ballroom show. However, he will play in NYC one day before that show as part of the Communion-presented "Austin to Boston" tour, which kicks off at this year's SXSW in Austin. That tour hits Mercury Lounge on March 29 and also includes Ben Howard, The Staves, and Bear's Den. Tickets are on sale now.

Chuck Ragan's band Hot Water Music, who have been reunited since 2008, have announced that they're working on their first new album since the reunion and since 2004's The New What Next. They've been recording the album with Bill Stevenson (Descendents) and it should see the light of day this May on Rise Records, the label they signed to over the summer. Hot Water Music released the single "The Fire, The Steel, The Tread," b/w "Up to Nothing" in September of 2011. There's no word of whether or not these songs will appear on the new album, but you can stream them both below.

Hot Water Music have a few shows scheduled in 2012 including Bamboozle in Asbury Park, NJ and SXSW. Single day passes for 5/19 when HWM plays Bamboozle, along with The Promise Ring, A$AP Rocky, Action Bronson, and others, are on sale now. HWM doesn't have many other shows announced at the moment but maybe they'll schedule a NYC show when they're in the area for Bamboozle like The Promise Ring did.

All dates, streams, and tour fliers below...

Continue reading "Revival Tour announced w/ Chuck Ragan, Tom Gabel, Dan Andriano & Nathaniel Rateliff (who has his own dates too)"

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin, words by fan & show promoter Jake Szufnarowski

Night Three
Bouncing Souls

The Bouncing Souls love to set up shop in New York City. In 2006 when they released The Gold Record, they celebrated that joyous occasion by playing six nights in a row at the old Knitting Factory culminating with the Gold Record in its entirety. Six nights was pretty fitting considering that record was released on June 6, 2006. The day of the beast!

That run of shows ignited a desire in the band to play multiple night stands of shows in their hometown, and the following year they started the "Home For the Holidays" tradition - a run of multiple nights in their adopted home turf of Asbury Park. This past December the band decided to do something special with "Home for the Holidays" and play all 8 of their albums - in order - over the course of 4 nights.

Sadly Mother Nature intervened and the Great Blizzard of 2010 blanketed everybody's favorite shore town in more snow than even the White Castle could surmount. That left the band snowed in, along with hundreds of fans who had come from all over these great United States - and even abroad - and the Stone Pony was unable to open their doors. The band of course took those lemons and made lemonade and gave a blistering show at the Asbury Lanes to anyone who could trudge through the mountainous snowdrifts to make it. They ended up rescheduling that run of shows for February and had so much fun they then decided to literally take the show on the road! And that, my friends, is the legend of "For All the Unheard - All 8 Records in 4 Nights!"

Never ones to shy away from a big idea, the Bouncing Souls are taking this concept worldwide and started the assault in Chicago and Boston before bringing it all back home again to New York, NY!

For the band that has seemingly done it all - the one major club they had yet to play is where they chose to put up stakes and settle this travelling circus down for 4 nights - the Highline Ballroom.

There's something funny about bands playing entire albums in their entirety. If you already know what the band is going to play, then how are they gonna make it exciting? Well the Souls let us know right off the bat, on the first of four nights (July 6th), that this wasn't going to be any ordinary night. After great opening sets by Hostage Calm, then a solo set by Dave Hause of the Loved Ones and a blistering set of classics by their 90's contemporaries Weston, it was time to get down to business.

With a single spotlight shining in the center of the stage - out strode the tuxedoed man of class and savoire faire, "Gentleman" Jim Norton. Reminiscent of the finest boxing announcers, he told the crowd "Let's Get Ready to Rumble!!!!" and proceeded to lay down an introduction that would make Michael Buffer blush. He informed us that "Tonight's proceedings are overseen by the New York State Athletic Commission - the judges' scores will be final - this bout is for the undisputed 'Heavyweight Punk Rock Belt," and a foxy ring card girl strode back and forth across the stage holding high an oversized replica of the cover of "The Good! The Baaaaaad! Aaaaaand the AAAAAARRRRRGGGGGYYYYYYYYYYLLLLLEEEE!"

With that, the band bounded onto the stage and with the opening notes of "I Like Your Mom" proceeded to whip the capacity crowd into a fervor that did not let up until the end of the "first round". Round 2 was once again preceded by the boxing intro of Gentleman Jim with his announcement of the challenger, "Maniacal Laughter!!!!". The band kept up their relentless pace. So relentless that a guy in a wheelchair crowd surfed his way onto the stage - not once but TWICE! Equal opportunity moshing!!!

There was stage diving, circle pits, and there wasn't a single song that wasn't a singalong. Sing Along Forever indeed!

The mayhem continued for three more nights. On Thursday the Souls played their Self Titled LP and "Hopeless Romantic" Opening bands Star Fucking Hipsters, Yuppicide and Wildstreet kicked things off. Friday night saw the Souls tear through "How I Spent My Summer Vacation" and "Anchors Aweigh" which were the first two albums featuring their 2nd and current drummer Michael McDermott. This was the first night of the run to sell out and maybe the one that saw the band most spirited; During the intro for "No Comply" singer Greg Attonito remarked to the crowd "You guys keep surfing up onto the stage and smashing the monitors and knocking over mic stands - Im gonna do that too!" - as he tossed a few mic stands aside and, with a huge smile on his face jumped into the crowd - leaving guitarist Pete Steinkopf and bassist Bryan Keinlan to sing the song. Amazing Attonito made a huge crowd surfing circle around the entire floor of the Highline Ballroom and back to the stage. He looked like he was swimming while doing it. Check out the video below. Friday also featured opening sets by: The Loved Ones, Up For Nothing and Iron Chic. Pictures from that show are in this post.

The final night of the run featured the albums "The Gold Record" and "Ghosts on the Boardwalk", an album which was a collection of songs released as digital singles and 7" singles during their "20th Anniversary Celebration". Openers on Saturday night were Lost in Society, a reunited Grey Area, and the one and only Tim Barry of AVAIL. Tim delivered an amazing set - always an astounding amount of energy for a solo act and the crowd was singing along so loudly and passionately you would have thought he was headlining. The highlight of his set came during "Idle Idyllist" where Barry abandoned the stage, lights, and PA system and jumped down into the crowd and sang the song at the top of his lungs from the middle of the packed Highline Ballroom floor. We've seen him do that before at the comparatively tiny Knitting Factory and Mercury Lounge, but seeing it at the Highline was something else - as was the fact the the entire venue went silent so everyone could hear the fully acoustic strains of the man's voice and his guitar. Music for the people. God bless Tim Barry. And god bless the Bouncing Souls for 4 nights of awesomeness.

More tour dates HERE. More pictures from Night Three and a couple of videos below...

Continue reading "Bouncing Souls played 8 albums in 4 nights @ Highline Ballroom (pics, video & review)"

Chuck Ragan
Chuck Ragan

A reminder: Chuck Ragan goes solo TONIGHT (5/16) at the Bell House, a night of downtime for his tour w/ Social Distortion that hit Asbury Park on Saturday (5/14). Sharks and Sean O'Neill both open the Brooklyn show.

Chuck will hop back on tour with Social D in Norfolk tomorrow night, eventually making his way to Krazy Fest in Louisville where he'll join his still-reunited band Hot Water Music who will also play a few other dates in the coming months in the Midwest, and at NXNE 2011. All tour dates are below. Krazy Fest tickets are still on sale.

Krazy Fest

In other punk news, The Bouncing Souls have announced the support bands for their upcoming discography dates in NYC & Philly. That includes Hostage Calm, Dave Hause, and Weston on the 7/6 show (dedicated to The Good, The Bad, and The Argyle, Maniacal Laughter, Wild Street, Yuppicide, and Star Fucking Hipsters on the 7/7 show (covering Self-Titled and Hopeless Romantic), Up For Nothing, Iron Chic & The Loved Ones on 7/8 (the How I Spent My Summer Vacation and Anchors Aweigh show), and Lost in Society & Tim Barryfor the 7/9 show (The Gold Record and Ghosts on the Boardwalk). Tickets for 7/8 have gone the way of the dinosaur, but tickets for 7/6, 7/7 and 7/9 are still available. The Bouncing Souls will ALSO make the trek down to Krazy Fest this weekend. All dates and openers are listed below.

Gods & Queens are scheduled to play the 7/15 date in Philadelphia, and also recently played Public Assembly with Coliseum, Rise & Fall, Masakari, and Psychic Limb.

All tour dates and a video is below.

Continue reading "Krazy Fest is coming, Chuck Ragan is here, Bouncing Souls announced openers, Hot Water Music playing dates too"

Jonah on stage with Far at Mercury Lounge (more by Chloe Rice)
Jonah Matranga

Jonah Matranga has a new LP entitled You're All Those Things And Then You're None... or is it a double album? The LP, available in two forms, has one version that is Matranga "solo-style, just me and a guitar" while the second "features vocal and instrumental contributions from fans & friends all over the world". Get a copy of the new LP in all of its various incarnations (vinyl, CD, v1.0, v2.0) at Matranga's site.

Matranga has a few dates scheduled across the US and in the UK as well. In early May he comes east to play NJ, Philly and NYC. That includes Maxwell's on May 4th and Mercury Lounge on May 8th. Tickets for Maxwell's are on sale, as are the Philly tix. Mercury Lounge tickets go on sale Friday (4/15) at noon. All dates are listed below.

Speaking of solo 90's frontmen playing Mercury Lounge, don't forget that Tim Barry of Avail has a show coming up soon. Josh Small (who also plays with Tim) opens the April 16th show, as does Jenny Owen Youngs. Tickets are still on sale for the NYC gig which is part of a handful of dates Tim has scheduled this month.

All tour dates and a couple of recent live Jonah videos, below...

Continue reading "Jonah Matranga announces dates, Tim Barry touring sooner"

by BBG

Paint It Black at Highline (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
Paint It Black

Paint it Black is back in action and playing a handful of shows in February and March. Dan Yemin and crew will hit Death By Audio on March 4th bringing along Punch, Iron Chic, Vaccine, and Zombie Dogs. $10 gets you in the door, and as the Facebook RSVP can attest, this show will sell-out, so get there early! All dates below.

Vaccine's lightning fast demo 7" ripped (download a copy), and though that 7" is sold out, the band has their Human Hatred 7" up for sale. Pick up a copy. A few more Vaccine dates are listed below.

On a punk-related note, Tim Barry of Avail fame is touring and scheduled to play Mercury Lounge on Apr 16. Tickets are on sale. The show is one of a few scheduled dates on the East Coast following an Australian/New Zealand tour with Chris Wollard and Addison Burns. All dates below.

Rival Schools are touring in March.

Glassjaw are returning to Best Buy Theater and Starland Ballroom in March.

The Bouncing Souls had to reschedule their 'Home for the Holidays' shows happening in Asbury Park due to the snow in December (the same snow that still keeps getting higher). The new dates are still on for February. Check Ticketmaster for tickets to the new dates entitled "the Snowout Blowout."

Meanwhile, head over to ABC No Rio and catch a HC and Punk matinee.

Speaking of Asbury Park, another multi-day festival will be happening in that town this fall. Full linuep of "I'll Be Your Mirror" still TBA, but tickets go on sale Friday for the events that will feature at a minimum Portishead and Jeff Mangum.

Tour dates and some video is below.

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Black Army Jacket Demo Tape cover
Black Army Jacket

Black Army Jacket was an American grindcore / power violence band... Their ex-members can now be found in bands like Hope Collapse, Municipal Waste, Matt Pond PA, Burnt By The Sun and Birds of Prey.

The band was started by Andrew Orlando (ex-guitarist of Milhouse and owner of Reservoir Records) and Carlos Ramirez... both fans of bands like Terrorizer, Assück and Napalm Death and wanted to create a band in those styles. ...Queens, NY-based Chainsaw Safety Records would go on to release the band's The Path of Two Swords As One 7" and the band started to tour regionally shortly after... [Soon after] Dave Witte joined the band on drums. Now a four piece, they toured with California's Benumb and Noothgrush.

In 1998, BAJ... wrote throughout the year and entered the studio with Dean Rispler (Killing Time, 25 Ta Life) in the producer chair. The resulting album, 222, saw the musicians incorporating hints of death and black metal along with some more traditional elements of hardcore to their sound. They toured extensively to support their debut.

... Rob Lawi and the band parted ways shortly afterwards. Bassist Carlos Ramirez then became their vocalist and New Jersey native Tom Hayden joined in to fill the bass slot. Another native Jersey musician, John Adubato, was also asked to join to make Black Army Jacket a two guitar unit.

They came home from tour in mid 1999 and began to write newer, more technical material... [but] after a tough show in Worcester, MA the band decided to break up. Adubato and Witte then formed Burnt by the Sun, whilst Ramirez started melodic rockers Lakota a few years later. Andrew Orlando went on to join Anodyne and then Disnihil in the early 2000s. - [Wiki]

We are proud to announce that NYC powerviolence/grind greats Black Army Jacket will return to play a reunion show at Cake Shop on September 4th! Support is still TBD. Tickets are on sale.

The show is one of two lined up for the great Black Army Jacket with the second being Best Friends Day in Richmond, VA on Aug 19 - 22:

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photos by Tim Griffin

Jonny Corndawg

"Who the hell is Jonny Corndawg? Well, that's a reasonable question. Performing under a state-fair-sounding moniker, clad in an American flag shirt with an eagle medallion and singing "When a Ford Man Turns to Chevy," could cause plenty of people to write him off as an ironic character, parodying country music for the delight of Williamsburg blipsters, but that's not right. One could spend hours peeling away the layers of Jonny Corndawg, but the best way to sum him up is: a guy who writes and sings really cool songs... and just happens to be an absurdly skilled leather craftsman and airbrush artist." [ThePeoplesMusic]
Tim stopped by Knitting Factory and saw a bit of Jonny Corndawg before heading to Music Hall of Williamsburg for Light Asylum & LCD Soundystem. Unfortunately he (and I) couldn't stick around KF long enough to see Tim Barry's headlining set (or even Red River Clay who played 2nd), but luckily unARTigNYC shot really great video of over 8 minutes of the Avail singer's performance. Check that video after the Corndawg pics which continue below...

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LCD Soundsystem @ Studio B in 2007
LCD Soundsystem @ studio B

tonight in NYC
* Mike Birbiglia @ Caroline's
* Questlove (DJ) @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Caetano Veloso @ Terminal 5
* "The John Oates Party" @ Canal Room
* Janelle Monae @ Highline Ballroom
* David Garza, Cate Le Bon @ Union Hall
* Midlake, John Grant @ Bowery Ballroom
* Toshimaru Nakamura @ Issue Project Room
* Rocky Votolato, Brooke Waggoner @ City Winery
* LCD Soundsystem @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Zaza @ Webster Hall
* Fixed w/ SonicC, JDH & Dave P @ Santos Party House
* High Places, Soft Circle, Bow Ribbons @ Shea Stadium
* Electric Jellyfish, Mike Wexler, Up Died Sound @ Zebulon
* Florence and the Machine, Holy Hail @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
* Juiceboxxx, Shams, Bodega Girls, Light Asylum @ North 4th
* Radical Dads, Thunderfakers, Conversion Party @ Union Pool
* Serena Maneesh, The Depreciation Guild @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
* Weasel Walter, Toby Driver, Charlie Looker, 10 @ Silent Barn
* Mon Khmer, Your Nature, Kordan @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Tim Barry, Red Clay River, Jonny Corndawg @ Knitting Factory
* Morning Fuzz, Finding Fiction, Making Tents, Caves @ Glasslands
* The Bombettes, Deep Sleep, No Friends, Night Birds @ Bruar Falls
* Little Gold, We Are Country Mice, Backwords, Neon Gloworms @ Cake Shop
* Penguin Prison, Solid Gold, Das Racist, Bad Brilliance @ Mercury Lounge
* Libraries On Fire, Doug Gillard, Landlady, Big Troubles @ Death By Audio
* Nashville Pussy, Green Jelly & Psychostick on a Rocks Off Boat

Tonight was supposed to be that Mayhem show at Irving Plaza. The related makeup show of sorts happens at Europa on April 18th.

Tonight Silent Barn hosts a few worthy out-there acts: Weasel Walter's Cellular Chaos, which at a gig earlier this year (on video below) featured Weasel on guitar, Talibam's Kevin Shea on drums and Ceci Moss on bass; Kayo Dot's Toby Driver and Mia Matsumiya as Tartar Lamb; Charlie Looker of Extra Life playing solo; and a band we know nothing about, 10, apparently on tour from S. Korea. - AF

As somewhat hidden in a Jonny Corndawg post which was a Delta Spirit and MG&V post, Tim Barry of Avail is headlining a show at Knitting Factory tonight.

Questlove DJ's every Thursday in April at Brooklyn Bowl.

Quasi performed for KEXP. Check out a video below...

What else?

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