Entries tagged with: punk
Hoax @ 538 Johnson, 8/21/2013
Raw punk indebted to early hardcore met with industrial noise at 538 Johnson last night (8/21), when Hoax headlined a set with Crazy Spirit, Warthog, and Pharmakon. Hoax is readying the release of an undoubtedly primitive and vicious LP, and recently dropped a pair of tracks off from the record. Check out those tracks, not to mention video of full, sweat-drenched sets from all four bands in this post, courtesy of UN:ART:IG.
Negative hardcore/raw punk band Hoax are gearing up for the release of their debut LP, featuring what will surely be a grip of all-new favorites for fans of the genre. No release date yet for the album, but you can stream "Anesthetize" and "Hide" from it below. Recommended.
UPDATE: Stream the LP in full now below
Hoax will lead off a positively stacked lineup of Crazy Spirit, Warthog and Pharmakon at 538 Johnson Wednesday night (Aug 21, more info here). Unmissable and all ages.
by Andrew Sacher
Descendents at Coachella 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Much has been going on in the punk world lately, and in case you've missed out, here's a roundup of information on upcoming shows (mostly in NYC), and other related news. The big one is probably the inevitable news that Black Flag guitarist Greg Ginn sued FLAG, the other currently operating incarnation of Black Flag. You can catch the impostors when their tour hits NYC on Septemeber 19 at Irving Plaza (tickets).
FLAG, as you may know, also share members with another classic punk band Descendents, and both of those bands will be playing this year's Fun Fun Fun Fest, which goes down in Austin from November 8-10. Tickets for that festival are still available.
Meanwhile, in an interview with Under the Gun (via Exclaim), Descendents drummer/producer Bill Stevenson mentioned that the band are slowly, but surely working on a new record, which will be the followup to 2004's Cool to be You. Bill said:
[The record is] in the embryonic stages. I have my studio, The Blasting Room, Stephen [Egerton] lives in Tulsa, and he has a studio too. Milo [Aukerman] even has a real small recording apparatus in his basement. Karl [Alvarez] still lives by me.Descendents have also recently been honored by some bands they've influenced. Pop punks Candy Hearts released a cover of "Nothing With You" on their new 7" (listen below), and FILTER Magazine recently released a free tribute album that features FIDLAR, Mike Watt + The Secondmissingmen, The Bronx, YACHT, TEEN, Good Riddance, and more.
So I went in a couple of weeks ago and recorded, so we got 11 songs done, [but] just the drums. We'll be passing those around, Stephen will be putting guitars on 'em, Karl will be putting bass on 'em, Milo will be singing on 'em. We'll get rolling but it's not gonna be like "Oh it'll be done in a month!" It's gonna take us several months.
Good Riddance, the '90s era Cali punks who reunited in 2012, will be playing their first NYC shows since reuniting, all of which will happen during this year's CMJ. They'll be playing both official Fat Wreck Chords (who put out the last Descendents record) showcases, including the one happening at Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 18 with The Flatliners, Western Addiction, and Brooklyn/NJ's Night Birds, whose new album, Born to Die in Suburbia, does a lot of justice to the sound bands like Descendents and Good Riddance helped create. That same lineup (minus The Flatliners) sets sail aboard a Rocks Off Cruise the next day (10/19). MHOW tickets are on AmEx presale now, and a general on-sale stars Friday (8/9) at noon. Rocks Off tickets go on sale Friday at noon.
Another long-running Cali punk band, not too far removed from Descendents or Black Flag, Angry Samoans play a previously discussed NYC show on September 15 at Bowery Electric with Last Call Brawl and Downtown Brown (tickets).
Another good punk option in NYC happening much sooner (this weekend to be exact) is As discussed, Citizens Arrest (who once counted Ted Leo as a member), who play Brooklyn's Acheron on Saturday (8/10) (57 Waterbury St) with Enabler, Miscegenator, and Dead Serious. Tickets are still available.
NYC street punk vets The Casualties have some Northeast dates this September. None of them are in NYC, but they do have an Orange County show on 9/7 at Ma and Pa's, a Long Island show on 9/12 at Revolution, and two NJ shows: 9/13 at Stanhope House and 9/14 at Brighton Bar. All of their dates are listed below.
Another East Coast punk tour lands in the NYC-area this month when Protagonist and related project Teen Agers hit New Brunswick on August 13 at Court Tavern with Not The Bees and Lay the Blame on Luck, and Brooklyn on August 14 at Saint Vitus with Go Deep, Scarboro and Divided Heaven. Tickets for the Saint Vitus show are on sale now.
As you may already know, Kid Dynamite are breaking up (again), but not before playing This is Hardcore in Philly this week (8/8) and their free House of Vans show (8/15) in Brooklyn with Joyce Manor, Red Hare, and Swearin'. RSVP for that show is closed.
Joyce Manor also have other shows around the one at HoV, including another Brooklyn show happening on August 17 at Knitting Factory with Glocca Morra and Dogs On Acid (ex-Algernon Cadwallader). Tickets for the Knit show are still available.
Obviously these are only a few of the upcoming punk shows in NYC. What else?
Some streams and the list of Casualites dates, below...
The tracklist for that movie's soundtrack was just revealed, and while there's not too much you don't already have if you're already into this stuff, it should make a great classic-punk 101 for anyone who's yet to have discovered these gems. The soundtrack will feature classic tunes from Talking Heads, The Stooges, Dead Boys, Richard Hell & the Voidoids, Television, Wayne County & the Electric Chairs, New York Dolls, The Velvet Underground, Johnny Thunder & the Heartbreakers, and more. Plus, there's some live tracks, demos, and alternate versions of songs from other beloved bands like Blondie, MC5, The Dictators and more. The soundtrack will be out on October 8 via Omnivore Records physically and Rhino digitally.
Check out the full tracklist and some videos below...
7 Seconds at Best Friends Day 2011 (more by Chris Boarts Larson)
As you may know, punk vets 7 Seconds recently released their first new song in eight years. Did you like it? A lot of people didn't apparently, and with the internet the way it is, those naysayers' voices were obviously heard. Well, Kevin Seconds didn't take too kindly to the haters on this one, and posted a long message on Facebook responding to them. An excerpt reads:
But first and foremost, we make music for us and to nurture our desire to express, communicate and have a kick-ass time in the process. We love and respect the thousands and thousands of people who love what we've done and what we've said but ultimately, it's about the 4 members of this band.You can read the full message at the bottom of this post.
That has ALWAYS been where it starts and ends for us.
After that, it's all about getting out what we do and hoping it resonates with people who have a fierce love for spirited, aggressive, melodic, message-laden rebel music.
We don't expect (nor do we trust) people who find brilliance in auto-tuning every last vocal part and love music so heavily tampered with and processed, it sounds like it's coming out of a computer's asshole.
As discussed, 7 Seconds will be headed to Philly soon for the This is Hardcore festival. They play the third day (8/10) with Judge, H2O, Ceremony, Defeater, Nails, and more. Tickets for the festival are still available.
That festival appearance falls right in the middle of Kevin Seconds' solo tour, which he kicked off yesterday with Kepi Ghoulie (of Groovie Ghoulies). As briefly mentioned earlier today, that tour comes to NYC on August 13 at Bowery Electric. Tickets for that show are on sale now. It also hits Asbury Lanes on August 11.
All dates are listed on the tour flyer, along with the rest of his message, below...
As discussed, Poison Idea (or at least what is left of the band) will play Cake Shop on August 31, part of a round of dates for the Portland punk legends. That show alone always seemed rather small for a band with that sort of catalog behind them, and as such Poison Idea have added another show the same day -- a matinee before Cake Shop. Tickets are on sale.
Somewhere between the post-punk of Joy Division and the noise rock of middle period Young Widows sits Psychic Teens, a hard-driving Philadelphia trio. Two years after releasing the impressive TEEN, the band is readying the release of their new LP Come via SRA Records on August 13. You can check out "H#TE" and "RIP" from the LP in this post.
So far the band has very few tour dates to speak of besides a hometown Record Release show on August 9 at Long in the Tooth. Look for that to change very soon. Until then, stream those two PT tracks below.
Hard Skin at Acheron, August 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
The UK kings of hilarious oi return to the US for a set of appearances on our shores, including known dates in Philly, Chicago and NYC. Look for Hard Skin to return to Acheron on September 12th, snagging support from Brooklyn punks La Misma (check out their demo) & Vanity. Ticketing information is on the way.
Hard Skin recently released their first LPs since 2004's Same Meat, Different Gravy. If you listen to them back to back, you may find that the pair of releases -- On The Balls and Why Do Birds Suddenly Appear -- are pretty similar.
This is a CLASSIC! Well, it's actually TWO CLASSICS! We got some of our sexiest lady mates round to the studio, got them drunk on cheap plonk, and after a few days we had a second version of the album recorded with HARD SKIN as you've never heard us before.Why Do Birds Suddenly Appear? features vocal appearances from Alison Mosshart (The Kills, Dead Weather), Joanna Newsom, Beki Bondage (Vice Squad), Liela Moss (The Duke Spirit), Miki Berenyi (Lush), Roxanne and Marion of Veronica Falls' and many many more. (Stream at Spotify and get your copies at Feral Ward.
All known dates are listed, along with a video for "Council Estate" are below.
UPDATE: new dates have emerged. Full tour schedule is below.
The Spits at BV-SXSW 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
The Spits are readying the re-release of their rarities comp, Kill the Kool on In The Red. The former tour-only LP will see reissue "in deluxe gatefold dust jacket, amended artwork and some different songs" from the release previous.
In the meantime, make sure and get out to see the band on tour with Memphis' awesome Useless Eaters, who will play a string of Northeast/Midwest dates in October include a pair of shows in NYC: October 10 at Knitting Factory and the late show on October 11 at Mercury Lounge. Ticketing info for both Knitting Factory and Mercury Lounge are TBA.
All tour dates are listed, along with streams from The Spits and Useless Eaters, below.
by Fred Pessaro
With Pig Champion long gone and the bassist seat now occupied by Thom Rusnak of Rorschach, the 2013 version of punk legends Poison Idea have have risen for more live dates. The shows mostly include East Coast appearances, including one in NYC on August 31 at Cake Shop. Poison Idea was originally supposed to perform at last year's Power of the Riff East, but cancelled due to health reasons.
For the curious, Poison Idea 2013 is:
Jerry A - VocalsAll tour dates are listed, along with recent live video, below. Feel the darkness, indeed.
Jim Taylor - Guitar
Thom Rusnak- Bass
Chris Cuthbert - Drums
Jeff The Duck Walter - Guitar
The Impalers at Chaos in Tejas 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro)
The Impalers, the more-punk leaning project of Chris Ulsh (Mammoth Grinder, Power Surge and more), are readying their self-titled debut for 540 Records. The follow-up to the band's revered demo and 7", the LP features a pair of new tracks, "Spider Sisters" and "Wrecking Ball," both of which are streaming below.
The Impalers will have copies of the release on hand when they hit the road with yet another Ulsh project, Vaaska, who will tour the East Coast in August. Look for the bands to hit Acheron on August 17 with Back to Back. Tickets are on sale. Vaaska have a release of their own coming with 540 Records, a split with Skizophrenia, though no word as to whether it will be ready by tour time.
The announcement of the new Impalers record comes on the same day that 540 Records readies another FOUR releases, including the pre-Ashes to Ashes 1985 demo by Cali-crust favorites Final Conflict, Framtid's Consuming Shit And Mind Pollution (a collection of early demos), Ego Summit's The Room Isn't Big Enough, and the classic Fun Fun Fun EP by Big Boys.
Tour dates and streams are below.
After an initial announcement incorrectly stated that Conflict would be playing Warsaw, it has now revealed that UK anarcho-punk band will instead spend the evening of October 25 at Europa, joined by Resistant Culture and (A) Truth as part of what's being called Eastrev Fest. Tickets are on sale.
Unfortunately, some of previously discussed dates are now in flux, but confirmed ones and planned cities are listed, alongside a few song streams, are below.
by Andrew Sacher
Nude Beach at 285 Kent in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
As mentioned, Brooklyn's Nude Beach have a new 7" due out in July (stream both tracks below) and are currently on a tour that will culminate in a hometown show on July 5 at Knitting Factory with Prince Rupert's Drops and Pop Zeus. Tickets for that show are still available.
Not long after that show,
Nude Beach will play another hometown show on July 17 at Death by Audio with a solid lineup of Nuclear Spring, The Red Dons, and Ylajali. Admission for that show is $8 at the door. Updated Nude Beach dates are listed below.
UPDATE: Nude Beach, it turns out, are NOT playing the DbA show after all (though it was listed on DbA's site).
Nuclear Spring in Budapest - 6/10/13 (photo by Tamas Bernath)
Brooklyn punks Nuclear Spring, who have past/present members of CREEM and Nomos, will be returning home from a European tour (pictured above) with CREEM for this show. Earlier this year, they put out a 7" on Hysteria Records, which contains 6 tracks of menacing punk in just over 10 minutes. Not unlike contemporaries White Lung or Neon Piss, Nuclear Spring's melodies and riffs pull more from post-punk, but they play with the speed and ferocity of hardcore. If you're into that kind of stuff, don't sleep on this. You can download the EP for free (legally) on MediaFire and stream two tracks below.
For Portland's The Red Dons (ex-The Observers), the Death by Audio show is the first date on their July East Coast tour. That tour also includes three NYC-area shows with NJ/Brooklyn surf punks Night Birds. The first of those is in New Brunswick on July 24 at Alamo with Loose Ends and Easy Rider; then Manhattan on July 25 at Cake Shop with Eric Davidson's (of New Bomb Turks) new band Livds and Brooklyn garage punks Foster Care; then Long Island on July 26 at No Fun Club with Iron Chic. The Red Dons are a pretty likeminded band to Nuclear Spring and Night Birds, and any of those shows should be a great way to see them. You can stream their most recent full length, 2010's Fake Meets Failure, in its entirety below, and download it for free at bandcamp. All of their dates are listed below too.
Night Birds at House of Vans in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Meanwhile, you can catch Night Birds, whose new LP, Born to Die in Suburbia drops 7/9 via Grave Mistake, in NYC even sooner when they play a release show for the new album on July 12 at Death by Audio with Omegas, Don Giovanni-signed Nuclear Santa Claust (who also play with Iron Reagan and Dropead on Friday, 6/28), and Give, plus Chris Gethard is hosting. Night Birds also play Europa on August 29 with Zero Boys (tickets). Updated dates are listed, along with streams of two tracks from their LP, below.
by Fred Pessaro
Martin Sorrondeguy with Crudos at Chaos in Tejas 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Martin Sorrondeguy delivered awesome sets as a member of Crudos at Chaos in Tejas last month and with Limp Wrist twice this weekend, but now he'll bring another passion to the forefront next week: photography. As discussed at BVA, Sorrendguy has released the amazing Get Shot!, a compilation of photography by the punk frontman shot at various shows in the past 20+ years. Many of these photos, and others, will be front and center at an exhibition on June 24 at Superchief Gallery. The free show -- one night only -- opens at 5PM and Sorrendguy will have prints, his book, and latest zine available for purchase. Flyer is below.
If you missed Limp Wrist over the weekend, you can watch video from Union Pool and LPR below.
Lower at Chaos in Tejas 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Danish punks Lower just brought their tour through NYC for Northside shows with hometown pals Iceage at MHOW on Thursday (6/13) (also with A Place to Bury Strangers and more) and Saint Vitus on Friday (6/14) (with Lust For Youth and more). If you missed 'em this time around, or just have to see them again, you're in luck because the band have since announced that they'll be making one last stop in NYC on June 25 at Acheron (57 Waterbury St in Brooklyn).
That show is with one of their tourmates, Cleveland's excellent post-punk band Pleasure Leftists, NYC punks Crazy Spirit, Boston's The Ukiah Drag, and NYC goths Anasazi (whose member Keegan designed the show flyer). Show starts at 8 PM and admission is $8 at the door. 18+.
Updated dates are listed, along with the Acheron show flyer and some song streams, below...
Martin of Limp Wrist w/ Los Crudos at Chaos in Tejas '13 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Amidst the crush of Northside shows that start today is a little band named Limp Wrist. The queercore punk favorites will play the Williamsburg fest at a sold-out Union Pool on Saturday (6/15), and a non-Northside show at Le Poisson Rouge on 6/16 with Hoax (who also recently played Chaos in Tejas), Nomad, Give and S.H.I.T. which are part of a string of dates. Tickets are still available for LPR, or you can try your hand at winning a pair! Details on how are below.
by Fred Pessaro
UK punk favorites Conflict, which only contains original vocalist Colin Jerwood at this point, will return to the US for a short set of dates with more promised for 2014, as reported on Invisible Oranges. So far the shows include stops in Minneapolis, Chicago and Providence, as well as a stop at Warsaw on October 26. Ticketing info is forthcoming.
UPDATE: Venue and date has changed, as has the whole tour.
All tour dates are listed, along with streams of a couple classic Conflict cuts, below.
Destruction Unit at Chaos in Tejas 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Southwestern psychedelic punk favorites and live juggernaut Destruction Unit have released the video for "Sonic Pearl" from the band's Two Strong Hits 7-inch out via Suicide Squeeze. Check that out below. The release is not the only new tracks that the band will add to their repertoire in the near future, as DU will also welcome the forthcoming LP, Deep Trip, which is due on Sacred Bones on August 20. Check out the art for Deep Trip below.
As mentioned, Destruction Unit will play NXNE as well as NYC twice this weekend, at a sold-out 285 Kent on Saturday (6/15) with Milk Music and Merchandise, and Sunday (6/16) at Shea Stadium with Nu Sensae (tickets). Both NYC shows are part of Northside Festival. Highly recommended.
That video and remaining dates are below.
Ray Petitbon, the brother of Greg Ginn of Black Flag and designer of that band's logo and album covers (among other work), is at the center of a short documentary by MOCAtv titled Punk - Black Flag - Art + Music. Featuring interviews with Henry Rollins, Keith Morris, Chuck Dukowski, Flea and the artist himself, the documentary examines the iconic Black Flag logo and the flyers that made such an impact on the West Coast hardcore scene of the early 80s. The film was produced by Bryan Ray Turcotte, the author of Fucked Up + Photocopied..., and look for forthcoming videos with Crass and Dead Kennedys. Meanwhile, you can watch Punk - Black Flag - Art + Music below.
by Fred Pessaro
Career Suicide at Acheron on Saturday (more by Sarja Hasan)
After playing a muddy Governor's Ball, Jonah Falco from Fucked Up headed over to The Acheron on Saturday night (June 8) to headline a rare appearance with another punk-leaning undertaking, Career Suicide. Enlisting support from Vaginors, Bloodkrow Butcher, Herpes, Virginia Tech and Primitive Pact, the sold-out show was pure fury, causing raised fists, sing-alongs and general mayhem in the space. Pictures from The Acheron on Saturday night are up at Invisible Oranges.
Night Birds at Grand Victory (more by Harriet Roberts)
NJ/Brooklyn punk quartet Night Birds are readying their new LP, Born to Die in Suburbia, for release on July 9 via Grave Mistake. You can check out a couple tracks off the album now -- including a premiere of "Modern Morons" which you can stream below.
Asmentioned, Night Birds have their record release party at Death by Audio on July 12th with Omegas, and will then be touring with Zero Boys which hits NYC at Europa on August 29 (tickets). All dates are listed below.
Coliseum at Knitting Factory last month (more by Greg Cristman)
Coliseum's Sister Faith is garnering a bit of attention lately, and the Louisville punk band will stay out on the road in continued celebration/plugging of the release, including, as mentioned, for the the reunited Girls Against Boys at Bowery Ballroom on 9/11 (tickets). New dates have been added to their tour and those are listed below.
While the band was in NYC, Coliseum stoped into Braund Sound to record a video session which surfaces for the first time here. Check out Coliseum running through "Late Night Trains" and "Doing Time" below.
Finding Joseph I is a feature-length documentary currently in production that will detail the life of the legendary Bad Brains frontman and solo artist HR. The film features interviews with Questlove, Vernon Reid, Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), Chino Moreno (Deftones), Norwood Fisher (Fishbone), Ian MacKaye and even an interview with the enigmatic madman himself. Check out a trailer below and give to a Kickstarter if you so desire.
The film also features music from a new HR undertaking, Project Lividity. Check out a snippet from one new track, "Thank You," below.
Martin Rev w/ Suicide at Moogfest 2011 (more by Diana Wong)
You may remember that NYC synthpunk legends Sucide were supposed to play a hometown show last year but cancelled due to illness, which means it's still been some time since we've had a chance to see them locally (though they have been somewhat active). Still no word on a NYC show from the duo, but one half of the group, keyboardist Martin Rev, will play his first solo show in NYC in five years on June 21 at The Bowery Electric. Support at the show comes from You. and Eraas who definitely owe more than a little of their sound to the groundwork Suicide helped pave. Tickets for the Bowery Electric show are on sale now. A full stream of Suicide's 1977 self titled debut and a couple Martin Rev videos below.
That same support lineup, You. and Eraas, also support ADULT. at their previously discussed NYC show on June 8 at 285 Kent. Black Marble is on that bill too. Tickets are still available. Eraas also have an upcoming Glasslands (6/29) show with Soon-To-Be Innocent Fun and Ritual Howls (tickets).
If '70s NYC punk is your thing, you may also consider heading to Bowery Electric TONIGHT (5/30), where The Dictators NYC (aka the new name of Dick Manitoba's band, which also features former Dictators Ross "The Boss" Friedman and JP "Thunderbolt" Patterson) are playing with Radio Birdman guitarist Deniz Tek, long-running Queens garage rockers The Fleshtones, and Brooklyn punks Livids (the new project of New Bomb Turks frontman Eric Davidson). Advance tickets for tonight's show are sold out, but the venue will have some tickets at the door. First come, first serve so get there early!
Videos and song streams below...
Cali punk vets D.I. (who share[d] members with Adolescents and Social Distortion) are still kicking (they released the United We Slam EP last year) and they're set to go on a US tour this year. That tour brings them to NYC for a show at Brooklyn venue The Grand Victory on June 21 with Brooklyn punks Nuclear Santa Claust, Brooklyn queercore band Runny, and Agitator. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All D.I. dates are listed below.
Nuclear Santa Claust, whose solid new album, Order of the New Age, came out earlier this year on Don Giovanni, also have another local show a week later on June 28 at Acheron as part of a mostly-hardcore lineup including Iron Reagan and Dropdead, in addition to Agitator who also play the Grand Victory show with NSC. Tickets for the Acheron show are on sale now.
All dates are listed on the tour flyer, along with a live D.I. video, below...