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Roger Miret w/ Agnostic Front at Power of the Riff 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
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.
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...
Zero Boys at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro)
It came out of nowhere in 1982, this punk rock/hardcore fireball with the bright yellow sleeve. In one sense, The Zero Boys' Vicious Circle was yet another example of how U.S. punk seemed to peak coast to coast that year. But unlike most coastal punk, the Zero Boys were pointing the way to a scene that could accommodate heaping helpings of melody, intelligence, and rock 'n' roll sus, not just turbo-charged ferocity.Indiana punk band Zero Boys have reunited off and on since the 90s, including Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011. Now the band has not only the new Pro Dirt EP on the way via 1,2,3,4 Go Records, but also promises dates in the US and Europe. An NYC show has emerged; look for the band to join forces with Night Birds on August 29 at Europa. Tickets are on sale.
From 1979 into '83, the Indianapolis based ZBs were the finest hardcore blitz in the Midwest if not all the lower 48 states. Proof is Vicious Circle and the two decades since of copyists, bootleggers, practitioners and reunion concert pogoers.
Though before and after that LP's 1982 release they recorded the Livin' in the 80's 7", songs for three comps and released the post-mortem History Of... cassette revealing their transformation into a toured band warming to the metaphysical and their demise while still waving torches of rock 'n' roll panache
All currently know tour dates are listed, along with a stream of "Monkey Meat" from the new EP, below.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Doom at Maryland Deathfest 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Let's face it, reunions rarely measure up to what we hope they'll be. In that rare column of bands that still have it is UK crust greats Doom, who blessed both Maryland Deathfest and Chaos in Tejas in 2011.
The live dates were positively incendiary, and hopefully the band will be able to channel that force into a recording now that they have announced the new album Corrupt Fucking System, due on Black Cloud Records this summer. The LP features "Stripped, Whipped & Crucified," a track that makes its first appearance on the Moshpit Tragedy retrospective 25 Years of Crust. Currently up for pay-what-you-want on Bandcamp, you can stream it in full at Invisible Oranges or below.
Fingers crossed for more live appearances.
Invisible Oranges has the details on a song by Black Flag, the version featuring Greg Ginn and Ron Reyes, titled "Down in the Dirt" and will be on their forthcoming LP. They also fired a shot across the bow at that "other" band (meaning FLAG):
"not to be confused with the 'fake' Flag band currently covering the songs of BLACK FLAG in an embarrassingly weak "mailing it in" fashion*** We urge you to check out the real BLACK FLAG when they hit your area.Keep it classy.
You can download the new Black Flag song "Down in the Dirt" for the price of your email address here. You can stream it, alongside updated tour schedule, below.
As discussed, Red Hare is a new beast comprised of members of Bluetip, Dag Nasty, Garden Variety and three members of the late, great DC band Swiz. Jason Farrell, Shawn Brown, Dave Eight, and Bluetip-er Joe Gorelick make up the band, who will release their debut LP Nites of Midnite via Dischord/Hellfire on May 21, and you can check out a new track from that punk-y effort, "Be Half," below.
As you may know, Red Hare will hit the road with Coliseum as part of a string of dates that hit Knitting Factory on May 21, making that a record release show. Tickets are still available. Tour dates are below
Crazy Spirit (and fan) at 285 Kent (more by Tod Seelie)
If you were anywhere near The Acheron, 285 Kent or Le Poisson Rouge this weekend, you might have notices the masses of leather jackets, studs, spikey hair, and general attitude. For four days (April 18-21) New York's Alright took those venues with sold-out shows at 538 Johnson, Acheron, Saint Vitus & 285 Kent and featuring bands from as far as Japan and Spain. Nihilistic, explosive punk rock shows took place during the day and at night, and included names like Hank Wood & the Hammerheads, Rival Mob, Culo, Hoax, Crazy Spirit, Green Beret, Dawn of Humans, Glam, Stagnation and many many more. Check out some pictures of the insanity at InvisibleOranges.
As discussed at InvisibleOranges, queercore punk gods Limp Wrist have returned to the fray, and will play a string of East Coast dates in mid-June that will include TWO NYC shows. The five dates in four cities will include Union Pool on June 15 (fixed) as part of a "Queers, Beers and Rears" show with a dance party directly after; and June 16 at Le Poisson Rouge. Ticket details for both are on the way.
Limp Wrist features Martin Sorrondeguy, who is part of the also-reunited Los Crudos who are scheduled to play this year's Chaos in Tejas. Sorrondeguy also recently released a photography book titled Get Shot!.
photos by Keith Marlowe
Negative Approach @ Grand Victory, 4/14/2013
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.
photos by Tim Griffin
Vancouver punks White Lung are in NYC, and will play Acheron tonight (April 15) as part of a surprise appearance with Goosebumps, Syphilitic Lust and Boca Raton. Tickets are still available for this BV-presented, $8 show, a one-off from their current trek with Iceage (that hits a sold-out Bowery on Saturday [4/20]).
White Lung went absolutely wild with shows at SXSW 2013 (including one of our day parties), and played Austin again at Beerland last week (4/6) with Feral Future. More pictures from that show are below.
photos by Lukas Hodge
Noisy punk team Pissed Jeans are out on the road beating down crowds with the gospel that is Honeys. The Pennsylvania quartet recently crashlanded at Bowery Ballroom on Saturday (4/13) with guests Roomrunner and Yi. Pictures from the show are in this post.
The current Pissed Jeans shows are the band's only scheduled dates until later this summer, when they hit the festival circuit including Pitchfork 2013. All remaining shows and more are listed, along with more pics from Bowery Ballroom, below.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Dropdead at Acheron last night (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Providence powerviolence greats Dropdead hit Acheron in Brooklyn last night (April 14), a show on their return trek from Damaged City Fest. The night featured an eclectic lineup that ranged from punk by No Sir I, Won't, Brooklyn early-Earache-worshippers Trenchgrinder (members Skullshitter/Anicon/Gang Signs), noise/crossover punks Shoxx, police-themed powerviolence crew NARC (members of Dawn of Humans, Rosenkopf) to sludgy punk from Occult 45. Pictures from the Dropdead appearance are available at InvisibleOranges.
White Lung at SXSW 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
today in NYC
* Whiplash @ UCB
* Styles P @ BB King's
* Brain Cloud @ Barbes
* Chicha Libre @ Barbes
* Furthur @ The Capitol Theatre
* Joe Pug, Erin Ivey @ Union Hall
* Marc Maron @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Kim Richey & Darden Smith @ Joe's Pub
* Liam Finn, Railbird @ Knitting Factory
* Suuns, Weeknight @ Mercury Lounge
* Marc Broussard, Courrier @ City Winery
* Muse, Biffy Clyro @ Madison Square Garden
* Wyatt Cenac, Mark Normand, Liam McEneaney @ Littlefield
* Bobby Long, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald @ Mercury Lounge
* Matt Costa, The Blank Tapes, Vandaveer @ Bowery Ballroom
* White Lung, Syphilitic Lust, Boca Raton, Goosebumps @ The Acheron
* Jesse Harris, Sophie Auster, Leaves of Green @ Rockwood Music Hall
* The Hysterics, In School, Nuclear Spring, Solid Attitude @ Death By Audio
* J.Period, DJ Concerned, DJ Timoteo Gigante, DJ Wisdon @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Foot Village, Hurricanes of Love, Flaming Dragons of Middle Earth @ Silent Barn
* Living Room, The Reptilian, The Natural Disasters, The Moon Tooth @ Big Snow
* Swaai Boys, Gondola, Horrible Present, Goodbye, Forget It, South Paws @ Pianos
* R. Stevie Moore, Total Slacker, Tropical Ooze, Cassie Ramone (DJ Set) @ Glasslands
* Presidents of the United States of America, Eternal Summers, pow wow! @ Irving Plaza
* Silent Drape Runners, Thelma and the Sleaze, Clinical Trials, Wojcik, Little Band of Sailors @ Cake Shop
If you're headed to Irving Plaza to see The Presidents of the United States of America play their first album in full, get there early for Eternal Summers. They're currently taking pledges/pre-orders for their new album on PledgeMusic.
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This past Saturday's episode of SNL, which featured a performance by Miguel and a new Daft Punk ad, also included a Fred Armisen-led skit, which paid a "punk tribute" to the late Margaret Thatcher. The skit featured a band called Ian Rubbish and the Bizzaros, who write songs about the queen and other British politics (albeit from a different perspective than most punks had). Check out the video of that skit below. And it's not the first time Fred Armisen brought his knowledge of punk to SNL.
Empire of the Sun, the post-Sleepy Jackson pop project from Luke Steele, will release their second album, Ice on the Dune, in June. You can stream first single, "Alive," below.
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Career Suicide at Chaos in Tejas 2011 (more by Keith Marlowe)
Hey America! Get to New York City on June 8... Career Suicide is playing!And with that announcement, the Canadian punk crew (featuring Jonah of Fucked Up) have announced a single US date, set for June 8 at Acheron! The one-off show will also feature appearances from Bloodkrow Butcher, Vaginors, Herpes, Primitive Pact and Virginia Tech. Tickets are on sale.
Career Suicide's last LP was 2006's Attempted Suicide which hit via the Deranged label. Stream that in full along with a few videos below.
Small Brown Bike began in 1996 in the small suburban town of Marshall, Michigan. After two self-released seven-inches, the band was offered a helping hand from No Idea Records (Gainesville, Florida). The band immediately went to work on the new songs and recorded their first full-length entitled, "Our Own Wars" (July 1999) and went on to release three more full length albums, and countless additional releases. In their history, the band toured the States relentlessly performing and touring with acts such as Against Me!, Cursive, At The Drive In, Alkaline Trio, Hot Water Music, Desaparecidos and more, and performed at the Van's Warped Tour and at Louisville's Krazy Fest and Gainesville's The Fest.Post-hardcore crew Small Brown Bike have logged more than fifteen years as a band. An accomplishment to be sure, but like any big milestone, that accomplishment also comes with reflection.
SBB have aggregated b-sides, alternate tracks and demos for Recollected, a compilation of rarites due on May 28 via Old Point Light Records which you can preorder now. The release features seventeen tracks in all, including "My Unanswered Whys" a version of which originally made its appearance on a limited split with Cursive in 2001. Stream that track and check out a video trailer for the compilation below.
Somewhere in between the maniacal noise-punk of Pissed Jeans and the propulsive post-punk of Joy Division/Bauhaus lies Creative Adult, a Bay Area four piece prepping to let loose their new EP, Bull In The Yard, via Run for Cover Records. The release is their second overall, following the Dead Air 7" which dropped late last year.
Though a quick gloss over their material may point to the band's punkier side, CA definitely takes their tunes in interesting places by dabbling in noise, goth and the louder side of indie. In fact, the opening notes of "Rushing Toward The Cemetery" steers dangerously close to the opening bars of the Sonic Youth classic "Teen Age Riot." Check out that tune for the first time below and order your copy via the label.
So far the band only have a single date to speak of, April 26 in Oakland, CA at Eli's with Sabertooth Zombie, but look for shows to be announced in the coming weeks in celebration of the new EP. Until then, dig on the new jam below.
Los Crudos in Chicago earlier this year (more by Carmelo Espanola)
The great Los Crudos have returned to the stage off and on since initially splitting in 1998, most recently in Chicago for a pair of shows (pics/review). Now comes word that "That Spic Band" will return from slumber yet again to play Chaos in Tejas, their first appearance at the festival since 2008. The band is scheduled to play one more US date, the This is Not A Step festival in the Bay Area on June 28 - 30 happening at and benefiting DIY space 924 Gilman, featuring The Body, Iron Lung, No Statik, Talk is Poison and more.
Los Crudos recently played a string of dates in South America in addition to that doubleheader in Chicago in March 2nd. Check out video of full sets from both shows, along with a video of their 2008 appearance at Chaos in Tejas, below.
photos by Sarja Hasan
Goosebumps @ Saint Vitus, 2/26/2013
Acheron just got a little bit wilder. New York punk crew Goosebumps have been added to the previously discussed White Lung suprise show at Acheron on April 15. Tickets for the Brooklyn-Vegan co-presented show, which also features appearances from Syphilitic Lust and Boca Raton, are still available. White Lung's other area appearance, supporting Iceage at Bowery Ballroom, is sold out.
Goosebumps, meanwhile, joined D.R.I., Deathcycle and Concrete Cross for a show at Saint Vitus on February 26. Belated pictures and video (plus a bonus Goosebumps video), minus Concrete Cross (who our photographer missed), are below.
photos by Alyssa Tanchajja
Paint it Black / Loma Prieta @ First Unitarian Church 3/31/2013
Paint it Black celebrated the release of their new 7", Invisible, with a release show at First Unitarian Church in their native Philadelphia this past Sunday (3/31). The show also featured appearances from Joyce Manor, Loma Prieta, Congenital Death and Badside, and pictures/video from the wld event are below.
The Philadelphia show was Loma Prieta's stop on their current US trek, one that will take the Bay Area band to Saint Vitus tonight (4/2). Tickets are still available. Support will come from Goodtime Boys and Descender, who also played the venue last night with Russian Circles.
More pictures from First Unitarian Church are below.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
UK punks Subhumans have already announced their return to our shores for Las Vegas fest Punk Rock Bowling, but now the band will start to fill in some holes in the dates surrounding it. Though their schedule is far from complete, the band have dropped dates on the West Coast in addition to a pair of NYC shows. Catch Subhumans at June 15 at Bowery Ballroom with Strike Anywhere and Blanks 77 and at June 16 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Adolescents, Drunken Rampage and The Krays.
Tickets for Bowery Ballroom and MHoW go on sale at noon on Friday (4/5) with AmEx presales happening Wednesday (4/3) at noon. The MHoW is also a Northside Festival event, so you can get in with your pass as well.
All Subhumans tour dates are listed, along with a few videos, below.
One year after playing Black & Blue Bowl and issuing their 20th anniversary boxset, Rancid will return for dates in NYC and beyond! The Bay Area punk band will embark on a string of dates with related band Transplants and Crown of Thornz for a string of dates that will include two stops at Terminal 5 on June 20 & 21. Tickets go on sale at 10AM on Saturday (4/6).
Still no sign of new Rancid material, as the band havent released anything since dropping the "Fuck You" single last year. Meanwhile, check out Rancid's classic And Out Come The Wolves, along with their full tour schedule and the tour flyer.
photos by Keith Marlowe, words by Fred Pessaro
Iron Lung at DbA, 3/30/2013
Seattle powerviolence duo Iron Lung have been out on the road for close to a month now, playing dates with Dream Decay including Saturday at Death by Audio (3/30) in Brooklyn, NY. Support at the show came from the trio of Brain Slug, the always amazing Shoxx (now with a pair of guitarists) and the crusty No Tomorrow. The show was one of the first NYC dates for Shoxx since drummer Elsner Nino departed to join Merchandise.
One of the biggest disappointments of the evening was amplifier hum on Jon Kortland's guitar, not so much that it hindered the Iron Lung's performance, but that the first half wasn't peppered with drummer Jensen Ward's dry & sarcastic jokes in between songs. That changed as the evening rolled on, and the band's start-stops and thundering blasts surpassed the razor-sharp onstage wit.
Dream Decay was the most surprising act of the evening, channelling noise rock and Swans-y no-wave into a single slithering, feedback drenched pummel. Drummer/vocals are at the center of this Seattle band's sound, which also featured a saxophone to add Contortion-y squeals over top of it all. Fans of Pissed Jeans and Swans, take note.
Iron Lung are touring in support of White Glove Test, the band's new LP that comes in three versions: the regular LP, a companion noise LP and a combination of the two. Dream Decay also has a new LP, N V N V N V, out now via Iron Lung Records. Stream both below and get hard copies on the road, or snag a digital of both LPs at the Iron Lung bandcamp.
More pics from Saturday's show at DbA are below.
photos by Keith Marlowe and Harriet Roberts; words by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Bad Religion @ T5, 3/26/2013 (photo by Keith Marlowe)
It's hard to imagine doing any one thing for thirty three years, but somehow melodic punks Bad Religion are still going at it. The Southern California mainstays played one of the first dates on their current US tour at Terminal 5 on Tuesday (3/26), just a few days after headlining Wellmont Theater on Saturday (3/23). The dates included support from The Bronx (who recently played NYC in support of IV, pictures HERE and HERE) and Polar Bear Club, both of which have signed on for the entirety of the tour.
Much like The Bronx, Bad Religion are celebrating the release of their new LP True North with the tour.
In related news, The Bronx recently sat down with the guys at Rocks Off as part of a podcast. Check that out at the Rocks Off site.
More pics from Terminal 5 are below along with the Bad Religion setlists for both dates.
Plow United keep it punk, fold their own laundry
Formed in the early 90s, Delaware poppy punks Plow United took the bulk of the past 15 years away from the road and the studio to concentrate on other bands and, you know, life shit. But late 2011 the band returned as part of the Philadelphia edition of Riot Fest and has played subsequent scattered shows since.
Aside from live dates (we'll get to that in a minute), the reunion is bearing fruit as well, with a new album, Marching Band, set for an April 2 release on Jump Start Records. Stream that LP in full below next to a video for "Human 2000." Preorder the record if it tickles you in the right places.
Marching Band will be celebrated at a weekend of East Coast dates scheduled to kick off tonight (3/27) in NYC with an appearance on the Chris Gethard Show, followed by a live appearance at Knitting Factory on Thursday (3/28) with Iron Chic and The Unlovables. Tickets are still available. All other dates are listed below.
Cover art for 'Maimed For The Masses'
New Jersey surf-punk favorites Night Birds will release their new 7" Maimed For The Masses via Fat Wreck Chords on May 7. The single is a primer for their forthcoming LP Born To Die In Suburbia due on Grave Mistake in July. We've got the premiere of "Maimed for the Masses" which you can stream below
Meanwhile, the mostly-New Brunswick crew kick off a string of midwest dates with Give and Tenement that culminate in the previously discussed NYC show at Grand Victory on April 11 with Marvin Berry & The New Sound and Dipers (no Give, sorry). Tickets are still available.
All tour dates are listed, along with that song stream, below...