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Interviews: Pup

We're at Toronto's Riot Fest. Hundreds of feet away Deathcab for Cutie are playing the main stage, belting out hit after soulful hit to the ... read more

Music: Top 5 Bands That Never Topped Their Debuts

1 Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction Admit it: you love this album just as much as everyone else. And with good reason; GNR's ... read more

Music: Fest 13

Like its 12 predecessors, Fest 13 offered something new. The growing festival has made a mark in the DIY punk community in its layout, booking, ... read more

Music: Red Scare 10th Anniversary Show Review

Most of you are still recovering from Fest, but let’s not forget that Red Scare had a little fest of their own for their 10th ... read more

Interviews: Signals Midwest / Captain, We’re Sinking

We chatted to Maxwell Stern of Signals Midwest and Leo Vergnetti of Captain, We’re Sinking: Scene Point Blank: At what point, post Fest, do you ... read more

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Get Bearchild's debut at pay-what-what download

Posted Nov. 25, 2014, 8:35 p.m.
Get Bearchild's debut at pay-what-what download

Bearchild - Wishing Well

Bearchild, from Long Island, NY, have released their debut full-length, Wishing Well, on digital and 12" formats. The download can be picked up at bandcamp on a pay-what-you-want cost.

The band includes members of Deep Pockets & Fellow Project.

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Shows Babes in Toyland reunite for LA show

Posted Nov. 25, 2014, 8:09 p.m.

Babes in Toyland reunite for LA show

Michael Lavine

On Feb. 12, Babes in Toyland will reunite to play their first show of the Fontanelle line-up in 18 years.The band released three full-length albums in the 1990s, playing their final show in 2001.

Tickets for the show, at the Roxy in Los Angeles, are on sale.

Records Child Bite's Strange Waste

Posted Nov. 25, 2014, 6:55 p.m.

Child Bite's Strange Waste

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Indiana's Child Bite have a new 9-song EP out today, Strange Waste. The EP will be released on Nov. 25 via Housecore Records and follows-up their Morbid Hits EP which was a collection of Anal Cnt songs voiced by Philip H. Anselmo earlier this year.

The Ep is being released on double 7" and CD.

Records A Los Campesinos Christmas

Posted Nov. 25, 2014, 6:08 p.m.

A Los Campesinos Christmas

Los Campesinos! - A Los Campesinos! Christmas

Los Campesinos! have announced a new seasonal EP, A Los Campesinos! Christmas.

The new release comes on 12" vinyl and features 5 Christmas carols alongside a cover of Mud's "Lonely This Christmas." It releases Dec. 8 via Turnstile/Heart Swells and pre-orders will come with a Christmas card from the band.

Records Old Point Light: Vol. 3

Posted Nov. 25, 2014, 6:04 p.m.

Old Point Light: Vol. 3

Charity compilation series Fourward: Volume 3 is now available from Old Point Light. The series raises funds for the American Cancer Society and Johns Hopkins Myositis Center and features tracks recorded on a four-track recorder passed from artist to artist.

Vol. 3 includes Tim Kasher (Cursive), Alarms & Controls, White Gold Scorpio, and more.

Records Alkaline Trio's Derek Grant set to release debut solo album

Posted Nov. 25, 2014, 5:49 a.m.

Alkaline Trio's Derek Grant set to release debut solo album

Photo Credit: Tyler Curtis/Matthew Reeves

Alkaline Trio drummer Derek Grant has announced plans to release his debut solo album Breakdown on January 20, 2015 via Red Scare Industries. The album was recorded on a laptop in motel rooms and friends' houses across the US. Breakdown was written while Grant was going through a divorce and dealing with substance abuse issues, which prompted the name of the album.

The 8-track album can be pre-ordered through Interpunk, and was largely written during 2008/09.

Bands Green Day nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Posted Nov. 23, 2014, 3:35 p.m.

California rock trio Green Day is among the 2015 nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The band released their debut EP 1,000 Hours in 1989 and last released ¡Tré!

Music News Aggronautix selling 5th anniversary print

Posted Nov. 23, 2014, 10:26 a.m.

Aggronautix selling 5th anniversary print

Chris Hamer

Aggronautix, makers of Throbbleads from GG Allin, Milo, Captain Sensible, and many more, is marking their 5th anniversary by selling a unique poster that features all 50 Throbbleheads, illustrated and signed by Chris Hamer of URBNPOP.

Records Loose Planes EP out soon

Posted Nov. 23, 2014, 10:10 a.m.

Loose Planes EP out soon

Loose Planes - s/t EP

Detroit's Loose Planes will release a new self-titled EP in Decembber via 6131 Records. It can be streamed on bandcamp.

In addition to the new record and related release shows in Michigan next month, Loose Planes has recorded a cover of "Sea Foam Green" for the upcoming Jawbreaker tribute to bre released by Save Your Generation Records. Save Ends, Sundials, Grey Gordon, Lawnmower, Secret Grief, and Ghost Thrower (and more) will also contribute songs..

Shows More line-up announcements for Crossbonefest 2015

Posted Nov. 23, 2014, 10:01 a.m.

More line-up announcements for Crossbonefest 2015

Crossbonefest 2015, scheduled for March 20-21 in Houthalen, Belgium has announced more bands to play at the annual event.

The overal lineup will feature Dopamines, Mean Jeans, Muncie Girls, Cocaine Piss, The Priceduifkes, and more.

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FKA Twigs

LP1

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Tahliah Barnett, who looks something of an art-school alien, first descended into the tellurian realm as a Grimes incarnate: girl with space-cadet aesthetics turned one-woman powerhouse. twig’s status as Robert Pattinson’s new beau, her paint-smeared, caricatured album cover, and inclination for the grotesque have a way of garnering the important questions. Who is she? Is the breadth of her facial expressions as vast as that of Kristen Stewart? While the latter is still subject to speculation, it can be rightfully ...

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Modest Midget

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Following the group’s ambitious 2010 debut The Great Prophecy of a Small Man, Dutch group Modest Midget returns with 2014’s Crysis, an album that’s equally as sprawling, eclectic, and generally ...

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Ourlives

Den Of Lions

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Somewhere among the snowy and otherworldly environs of Reykjavik, Jón Björn Árnason and Leifur Kristinsson created Ourlives. They've been together for nine years, having already released two albums in their ...

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The Tim Version

Ordinary Life

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The Tim Version’s set at Fest 12 was slower. The songs were drawn out—still loud, and angry—but they were a notch slower, going for expansive and big instead of that ...

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Burial Hex

The Hierophant

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Burial Hex, the project of multi-instrumentalist Clay Ruby has put out a plethora of releases, with their excellent debut, self-titled album and Book of Delusions really standing out. Now with ...

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Nazoranai

The Most Painful Times Happens Only Once Has It Arrived Today?

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The guys participating in Nazoranai, do not really need much of an introduction. Stephen O’Malley of drone doom overlords Sunn O))), Australian guitarist Oren Ambarchi (who acts as the drummer ...

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Schammasch

Contradiction

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Existence is a series of challenges – ones that force you to adapt, to change and to create sides of yourself that you show to the world, ones that are ...

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Dream Police

Hypnotized

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The Men has been one of the great acts of the past decade (at least.) The Brooklyn based group has been able to put together indie rock, punk, noise and ...

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Noises We Make When No One Is Around

the black box contained nothing but our deaths

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Recorded under the name of the noises we make when no one is around (a name that aside from being wordy, seems quite appropriate), the music of Briton Craig Taylor-Broad ...

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The Copyrights

Report

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I like most of my music to have a pop bent. Yes, I like it rough around the edges and only mildly repetitive, which often rules out some of the ...

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Nothing

Guilty Of Everything

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it would be perfectly simple to couple Nothing into the wave of modern shoegaze and close the book. They carry certain trademarks that point towards them owing their guitar sound ...

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Run The Jewels & Ratking @ The Fine Line

Posted by Nathan G. O'Brien
Nov. 22, 2014, 11:31 a.m.

Run The Jewels, Ratking The Fine Line Music Café Minneapolis, MN November 20, 2014 Earlier this week I attended an artist’s talk/writer’s workshop-type thing here in Minneapolis. Kevin Bowe, who’s ... read more

Gaslight Anthem & Against Me! @ First Avenue

Posted by Loren
Oct. 22, 2014, 5:50 p.m.

The Gaslight Anthem, Against Me!, Cory Brannan First Avenue Minneapolis, MN October 15, 2014 It had been many a year since I’d seen Against Me! and I hadn’t seen Gaslight ... read more

Pixes @ State Theatre

Posted by Loren
Oct. 14, 2014, 6:02 p.m.

The Pixies, Royal Blood State Theatre Minneapolis, MN October 11, 2014   There’s a lot that can be said about The Pixies and their 2014 tour—well, about any tour of ... read more

Concert Review: Alice in chains Live 8/13/2014

Posted by Jon E.
Aug. 21, 2014, 8:53 p.m.

Lethbridge is a suburb of sorts to Calgary to give you, the reader an idea of the towns size. Usually the Enmax (where this show took place) is host to ... read more

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