Ten Foot Pole in 2014 (photo by Denise Borders)

Punk veterans Ten Foot Pole, who formed as the hardcore band Scared Straight in the early '80s but changed their name before 1993's more melodic punk-styled Swill, have announced that they'll release their first new album since 2004's Subliminable Messages in 2015 via Cyber Tracks (El Hehe of NOFX's label). The band is currently fronted by original member Dennis Jagard like they've been since after their 1995 split with Satanic Surfers (when singer Scott Radinsky left to front Pulley and play major league baseball), and also features drummer Chris Dalley, bassist Chris Del Rio and guitarist Keith "DJ" Divel.

Ten Foot Pole have also announced a tour which hits NYC on July 25 at The Grand Victory with Boston's Burning Streets (who opened for Dead Kennedys and Reagan Youth at Irving Plaza last night [6/19]) and NYC's Sad and French. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

You can also catch Sad and French at that venue even sooner on July 9 for their record release show that also includes Arliss Nancy, Gameday Regulars, The Reveling and Spirit Houses (tickets). And even sooner than that, they'll open the previously discussed Captain, We're Sinking show at Union Hall.

Sloppy Seconds

Burning Streets and Reagan Youth (who both play Punk Island on Saturday [6/21]) will team up on a bill again at Grand Victory on Sunday (6/22), this time to open for another veteran melodic punk band, Sloppy Seconds, who haven't released an album since 2008's hiatus-ending Endless Bummer, but are still an active live band. Tickets for that show, which also includes The Basicks, are on sale now. All Sloppy Seconds dates are listed below.

That same day (6/22) but earlier (2 PM), another band playing Punk Island, Empty Vessel, hits the venue with OC45, Blest Mess and Harm (tickets). You can check out some of their Kurt Ballou-recorded tracks on bandcamp.

On Monday (6/23), California punk vets D.I. bring their ongoing tour to Grand Victory for a show with Runny and Spewing Cum. Tickets for that one are on sale. All DI dates are listed below.

NYHC vets Antidote, who put out their first new album in over two decades back in 2012, plays an all ages matinee show (2 PM) at the venue on August 3 before their European tour. That show is with Beyond, Manipulate, Downlow and Point Blank. Tickets are on sale now.

Italian hardcore band Raw Power (active since 1981) come over to NYC to hit Grand Victory on August 7 with Wartorn, Agitator and Miscegenator. Tickets are on sale.

Crow Bait and Dead Stars will hit Grand Victory on August 29 with Such Hounds and Left & Right (tickets). Dead Stars have many other shows too.


'70s-era British punks Slaughter & The Dogs (who reformed in the '90s) will be touring North America and hitting Grand Victory on September 25 and 28. Night 1 will be opened by Stalkers, 45 Adapters and The Rats, but no openers announced for night 2 at the moment. Tickets for both nights are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Back to the '90s melodic punk: Lagwagon singer Joey Cape (who's also in Me First and the Gimme Gimmes who have a new album and play Riot Fest this year) brings his solo tour to Grand Victory on September 23. That tour is also with Flatliners singer Chriss Cresswell and Brian Wahlstrom (who plays in Scorpios with Joey). Tickets for the NYC show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

And one last bit of previously-mentioned related news, Ensign are playing some shows this year including Grand Victory on July 20 with Livefastdiefast, The Last Stand and Silence Equals Death. Tickets for that show are still available.

All lists of dates, and streams for some of the bands mentioned, below...


Ten Foot Pole - Swill

Ten Foot Pole - "John"

Ten Foot Pole -- 2014 Tour Dates
July 15 Reggie's - Chicago, IL
July 16 Agora Theatre - Cleveland, OH
July 17 Hard Luck Bar - Toronto, ON
July 18 Belle Pub - Belleville, ON
July 19 Rockaganza! Festival - Drummondville, QC
July 20 The Dover Brickhouse - Dover, NH
July 22 Bogies - Albany, NY
July 23 The Legendary Dobbs - Philadelphia, PA
July 24 The Middle East - Cambridge, MA
July 25 The Grand Victory - Brooklyn, NY w/ Sad & French, Burning Streets
July 26 The Brighton Bar - Long Branch, NJ


Sloppy Seconds - "I Don't Wanna Be A Homosexual"

Sloppy Seconds - "Come Back Traci"

Sloppy Seconds -- 2014 Tour Dates
6/20 Diamond Pub Concert Hall Louisville, KY
6/21 Now That's Class Cleveland, OH
6/22 Grand Victory Brooklyn, NY w/ Reagan Youth, Burning Streets, The Basicks
6/23 Middle East Upstairs Cambridge, MA
6/25 Brighton Bar Long Branch, NJ
6/27 Boot & Saddle Philadelphia, PA


D.I. - Horse Bites, Dog Cries


Antidote - "Return 2 Burn"

Raw Power - You Are The Victim

Slaughter & The Dogs - Do It Dog Style


Joey Cape - "May 16"

Joey Cape -- 2014 Tour Dates
09/03/14 San Francisco, CA Thee Parkside*
09/04/14 Santa Ana, CA Constellation Room*
09/05/14 San Diego, CA Soda Bar*
09/06/14 Tempe, AZ Yucca Tap Room*
09/08/14 Denver, CO The Walnut Room*
09/10/14 Denton, TX Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios*
09/11/14 Austin, TX Mohawk*
09/14/14 Gainesville, FL Loosey's*
09/15/14 Tampa, FL New World Brewery*
09/16/14 New Smyma Beach, FL Beachside Tavern*
09/17/14 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits*
09/18/14 Charleston, SC Tin Roof*
09/19/14 Charlotte, NC The Milestone Music Hall* (no Chris Cresswell)
09/22/14 Asbury Park, NJ Asbury Lanes*
09/23/14 Brooklyn, NY Grand Vicotry*
09/25/14 Quebec City, QC Canada Bar a La Source de la Martiniere*
09/26/14 Montreal, QC Canada Corona Theatre*
09/27/14 Toronto, ON Canada The Cave (Upstairs)*
09/29/14 Chicago, IL Gman Tavern*
09/30/14 Green Bay, WI Lyric Room*
10/01/14 Winnipeg, MB Canada West End Cultural Centre*
10/02/14 Saskatoon, SK Canada Vangelis Tavern*
10/03/14 Edmonton, AB Canada The Pawn Shop*
10/04/14 Calgary, AB Canada The Gateway*
10/06/14 Whistler, BC Canada Garibaldi*
10/07/14 Vancouver, BC Canada The Biltmore Cabaret*
10/08/14 Seattle, WA Sunset Tavern*
10/09/14 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre*
* - w/ Chris Cresswell, Brian Wahlstrom

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