“The van was completely broken but I knew that there was no way I was going to miss the show. So I was skateboarding down ... read more
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Nahko Bear is a multi-instrumental, multi-talented, musician born in Portland, Oregon. Nahko’s songs are categorized as world fusion, and while those words are generally a ... read more
Out on December 1, Scene Point Blank is proud to debut the new Chansons de Parade from Colorado singer-songwriter Joe Sampson.
With haunting and playful lyricism and his notable baritone delivery, the nine song album is equally melodic, gentle, and restrained with a dark tinge. The album is being released on Hidden Shoal.
Posted Dec. 6, 2016, 8:27 p.m.
California's Terror have just signed a deal with Pure Noise Records, joining a label that's also released Counterparts, Stick To Your Guns, The Story So Far, and more.
The band will release an EP for their new label debut, presumably in the coming year.
"After a great run of releasing records with Century Media and Victory for the last 10 years, it's exciting to find a fresh, new home for Terror,” vocalist Scott Vogel said via press release. “We are humbled to still be a band with a lot of love and support around the world, and Pure Noise Records is exactly who we wanted to work with for our future. We look forward to the next chapter in this wild ride and couldn't be happier to be doing it together with Jake (Founder of Pure Noise Records).”
Terror most recently released The 25th Hour on Victory Records in 2015.
Posted Dec. 6, 2016, 7:01 p.m.
The fifth annual Damaged City Fest has announced dates and line-ups for the Washington, DC hardcore and punk festival.
This year will be headlined by Marked Men and Angel Dust, with other bands including Hero Dishonest, Fury, Priase, Krimewatch, Line of Sight, and many more, including some still to be announced.
The festival is all ages and takes place April 6-9.
Posted Dec. 4, 2016, 3:29 a.m.
Posted Dec. 1, 2016, 9:53 p.m.
On Jan. 20, 2017, Camp Cope and Cayetana are collaborating on a split 7-inch to be released by Poison City Records.
The EP will also be issued on digital format the same day.
Camp Cope tour dates are listed below.
Posted Nov. 29, 2016, 10:14 p.m.
Tankcrimes is set to release a new self-titled EP from Portland's Cliterati, a band featuring members and former mebers of Poison Idea, Voetsek, and Murderess. It will be released on cassette on Dec. 9.
The band is playing a record release show the preceding week, on Dec. 3, with Ghoul and Hellshock.
Posted Nov. 26, 2016, 9:52 a.m.
Punk legends T.S.O.L. have announced a new album for release next January. Titled The Trigger Complex, it will be their 11th studio album and comes out officially on Jan. 27 via Rise Records.
The new song, “I Wanted To See You,” is posted after the jump.
The line-up for this album includes original members Ron Emory, Mike Roche and Jack Grisham.
Posted Nov. 23, 2016, 9:28 p.m.
The Bombpops, with two Red Scare Industries EPs under their name, have joined Fat Wreck Chords for the release of their debut full-length in early 2017.
The new record will be titled Fear of Missing Out and releases on Feb. 10.
Though the band formed in 2007, they have had three drummers and six bassists since, including the new rythym section of Neil Wayne and Josh Lewis on the new album.
Posted Nov. 17, 2016, 9:09 p.m.
Tiny Engines record label has put their entire (digital) catalog online at Bandcamp at a "Pay What You Will" price to raise funds for charities Planned Parenthood and Southern Poverty Law Center, the former being a reproductive health organization and the latter providing legal services to minority groups.
Releases include Emperor X, Cayetana, The Hotelier, Signals Midwest, Look Mexico, and more.
Three great musicians of the extreme/experimental metal scene meet up to as Brain Tentacles. Bruce Lamont of Yakuza, Dave Witte of Discordance Axis and Aaron Dallison of Keelhaul, do not need much of an introduction, but their new project certainly does. The band's debut album, coming out through Relapse, shows an unconventional take on extreme metal, replacing electric guitars with horns and crafting complex song structures. In big part Brain Tentacles rely on their dense and hostile tone, arising from ...
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TedxSalon International Towers Barangaroo, AUS November 24, 2016 Let’s kick it off with some CliffsNotes for the uninitiated, shan’t we: TED is a nonprofit global community welcoming people from every ... read more
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