Come Closer is the new solo project of Tiltwheel/Dan Padilla's J. Wang, and his debut album was made with longtime bandmate Davey Quinn and Chris Prescott (Rocket From The Crypt, Pinkback, No Knife, etc). It's got a lo-fi, jangly, Superchunk-meets-Replacements vibe...
Punk Rock Bowling happens in Las Vegas over Memorial Day Weekend and their just-announced late night club show schedule includes Killing Joke, Sick of it All, Murder City Devils, Pennywise, Flipper (with The Jesus Lizard's David Yow), The Dills, Le Butcherettes and mroe.
The Fest announced its second round of bands, including Superchunk, Pegboy, The Movielife, City of Caterpillar, The Chris Gethard Show, Majority Rule, Grade, Able Baker Fox, You Blew It, Into It Over It, and more.
The Fest also added Lemuria, Mean Jeans, Somos, Vacation, Iron Chic, Slingshot Dakota, PUP, RVIVR, Timeshares, Frameworks, Lifted Bells, Antarctigo Vespucci, Ian Graham, Katie Ellen, Roger Harvey, Museum Mouth, Hiccup, Amanda X, Die Choking, Sonic Avenues, Mac Sabbath, Creepoid, Sports and mannnnnny more.
It includes Planes Mistaken For Stars, Propagandhi, Small Brown Bike, Samiam, Dead To Me, Strike Anywhere, Knapsack, Tim Barry, Braid, Latterman (who are reunited again), The Menzingers, AJJ, War On Women, Underground Railroad to Candyland, Toys That Kill, United Nations, Iron Reagan, Jeff Rosenstock, Night Birds, and many more.