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SPB exclusive: Power Take Off and Multicult split

SPB exclusive: Power Take Off and Multicult split

Power Take Off-Multicult split EP

Check out our new featured stream, a split EP from Power Take Off (Concord, MN) and Multicult (Baltimore, MD).

The new 7” includes 3 songs from Power Take Off, a dark and noisy affair that features Adam Marx (Seawhores). On the flip side, Multicult are a tad mathier, delivering “Repeating Decimal Point of Trauma.”

The record releases officially on May 25 via Learning Curve Records.


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Levitation Fest Off!

Posted April 28, 2016, 11:30 p.m.
Levitation Fest Off!


Levitation, the new incarnation of Austin Psych Fest at Carson Creek Ranch, has been cancelled due to severe weather predicted in the already weather-weary state of Texas.  The festival organizers are actively trying to organize alternative venues for the major players, but the festival grounds were considered too sketchy for the event to continue.

As someone who has gone to Levitation at Carson Creek Ranch, I can understand their decision.  That being said, this is most unfortunate, because the lineup this year at Levitation was ridiculous.  I really feel for the people that travelled to Austin only for the event to be cancelled at the last minute.  Hopefully, many of the bands will be able to find alternate venues to play at.

That is all, hopefully Austin Psych Fest continues.  Cancelling any festival is a major financial hardship, and it certainly is a hardship for the folks running this festival.  I consider Levitation to be one of the best events in Austin, and I hope that it will continue going forward.

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Shows Analog-A-Go-Go 2016

Posted April 28, 2016, 10:54 p.m.

Analog-A-Go-Go 2016

Stephen Gere

Dogfish Head Brewing has announced Analog-A-Go-Go 2016. Now in its 6th year, the music and beer festival will take place on Sept. 17 near Wilmington, DE with a musical line-up including Built To Spill, Talib ...

Bands Summer Cannibals debut a new song

Posted April 27, 2016, 6:26 p.m.

Currently on tour with The Termals, Summer Cannibals have announced the release of Full Of It coming on May 27 through Kill Rock Stars label. The band, who have two previous releases--including last year's ...

Tours Touring Purgatory

Posted April 27, 2016, 4:49 p.m.

Touring Purgatory

photo by Adam DeGross

Purgatory will embark on a two week run this summer with support from Heavens Die (select dates), covering the US southeast, east coast, and Midwest, also hittin gup Gateway to the West Fest in September ...

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Bands 1QI: Phobia, Moonraker, The Blind Pets, Bad Cop/Bad Cop

Posted April 26, 2016, 2:28 p.m. in Bands by Cheryl

1QI: Phobia, Moonraker, The Blind Pets, Bad Cop/Bad Cop

Welcome to our almost daily quickie Q&A feature: One Question Interviews. Follow us at facebook & twitter and we'll post an interview four days ...

Shane Mclachlan (Phobia)
SPB: What is the most thankless job in the music industry?
Shane: Well, as for me being a vocalist, I'm the guy everybody wants to talk shit on, spit on, and blame everything on. Nobody fucks with the bass player: he is always the nice guy. So my job is thankless in the sense of not being thanked for the passion and integrity to write lyrics and go up on stage and sing them and being able to influence a lot of people in a positive way... But then if somebody takes it the wrong way and they shoot themselves, you're fucked!
Nick Sucks (Moonraker – bass/vocals)
SPB: Basements or bars?
Nick: Both. They both have their appeals and drawbacks. Basements are normally DIY and all ages, essentially a subterranean house show. Since we live in California, we love to play basements because those types of shows are pretty rare here. Cops aren't usually called because of the sound being contained in the basement. That also means the hardcore band that somehow drilled a tunnel large enough to get their ridiculous 8x10 bass cab down there will be destroying your ears. The PA sound quality is normally nonexistent as well but that's not what you go to a basement show for anyway. You're there to get just as sweaty as the band and scream out every word to a song you don't even know the lyrics to in the most intimate space.
Bars are alright but you definitely remember the good ones: if the house music is rad or the bartender has a Lawrence Arms tattoo or just fun regulars, all cool things you look for in a bar you play. Unfortunately bars can't do all ages shows which kinda sucks. Normally the bar also has to take a cut if there was a cover charge. You also run the risk of playing a bar that didn't know what they were doing and thought punk meant you would play mostly covers of Sublime and The Offsping's later discography.
The best place I can recommend is the best of both worlds: The Millhill Basement in Trenton, New Jersey. A punk rock dive bar in a basement where the bartenders are rad and we normally drink way too much. Cheap drinks, stickers everywhere, and music that reverberates off the concrete walls loud as fuck. Go there.
Joshua Loggan (The Blind Pets – guitar/vocals)
SPB: What do you like to do on a tour off-day?
Joshua: Anything outdoors! I absolutely love to swim or see something new. Best day off I have ever had was at Earthquake Lake in Yellowstone with my band and a fat sack of chronic! GOOD TIMES!
Stacey Dee (Bad Cop/Bad Cop)
SPB: How did you hook up with Fat?
Stacey: I was playing pool with Fat Mike after a Loved Ones show that my old band opened for.  We were at the Eagle in San Francisco.  I made him a bet and if I won he was to write a song I got to sing on.  He was kicking my ass and about to knock in the 8 Ball.  I leaned over and whispered "big beautiful titties" in his ear.  He scratched on the 8 Ball and I won!  
Mike doesn't welch on bets.  He was writing the Home Street Home musical and called me in to try out for it.  I sang with everything I had and secured the roll of Sue.  I spent the next 5 years working on the musical.  During a studio session we discussed how there wasn't any women representing the label.  He and Soma discussed putting out a 7" of Bad Cop / Bad Cop.  But, he wanted to see us first.  They came to our show, which was with the most fab drag queens in SF and they loved it.  When I got off stage he said he was gonna put out that 7".  The next day I got a call saying we were getting signed to Fat.  It was my life's dream!  

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Labels New from Drunken Sailor

Posted April 22, 2016, 10:01 p.m. in Labels by Loren

New from Drunken Sailor

Nicholas Regan

Drunken Sailor has three new releasees coming out in the near future: a split 7" from No Ditching and Baby Ghosts, new Spokenest LP Gone ...

Downtown Boys European tour dates
24.05.2016 Münster, DE - LWL Museum25.05.2016 Berlin, DE - Bei Ruth26.05.2016 Groningen, NE - Vera27.05.2016 Antwerp, BE - Het bos28.05.2016 Brighton, UK – Green Door Store (early show)29.05.2016 Leeds, UK - Wharf Chambers30.05.2016 Durham, UK - Alington House (early show)30.05.2016 Glasgow, UK – Old Hairdressers31.05.2016 London, UK - Dalston Victoria01.06.2016 Lille, FR - La Peniche02.06.2016 Reims, FR - La Cartonnerie Club03.06.2016 Paris, FR – La Mecanique Ondulatoire04.06.2016 Nimes, FR – This Is Not A Love Song Fest05.06.2016 Barcelona, ES – Primavera Festival (free show)06.06.2016 Impreria, IT - ARCI Camalli07.06.2016 Milan, IT - Sacrestia08.06.2016 Nuremberg, DE - K 409.06.2016 Zagreb, CR - Mocvara10.06.2016 Vienna, AU - Ekh11.06.2016 Würzburg, DE - Cairo12.06.2016 Darmstadt, DE - Öttinger Villa

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Records New Psalm Zero this July

Posted April 20, 2016, 8:10 p.m. in Records by Loren

New Psalm Zero this July

photo by Arion Toles

On July 15 Profound Lore will be releasing the second album from New York's Psalm Zero, Stranger to Violence. The cinematic group last released ...

Stranger To Violence Track Listing:1. Stranger To Violence2. Pay Tomorrow3. Real Rain4. Not Guilty5. Stolen By Night6. White Psyche7. Oblivion's Eye

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Labels Masked Intruder join Pure Noise

Posted April 20, 2016, 6:35 p.m. in Labels by Loren

Masked Intruder join Pure Noise

Masked Intruder, set to release a new EP this July during their run ont he 2016 Warped Tour, have joined Pure Noise Records. The masked ...

Masked Intruder Tour Dates:June 24 - Dallas, TX - Warped Tour @ Gexa Energy PavilionJune 25 - San Antonio, TX - Warped Tour @ AT&T CenterJune 26 - Houston, TX - Warped Tour @ NRG Park-Main Street LotJune 27 - New Orleans, LA - Warped Tour @ Mardi Gras WorldJune 29 - Nashville, TN - Warped Tour @ The Fairgrounds NashvilleJune 30 - Atlanta, GA - Warped Tour @ Lakewood AmphitheaterJuly 1 - St. Petersburg, FL - Warped Tour @ Vinoy ParkJuly 2 - Orlando, FL - Warped Tour @ Tinker FieldJuly 3 - West Palm Beach, FL - Warped Tour @ Perfect Vodka AmphitheatreJuly 5 - Charlotte, NC - Warped Tour @ PNC Music PavilionJuly 6 - Virginia Beach, VA - Warped Tour @ Veterans United Home Loans AmphitheaterJuly 7 - Syracuse, NY - Warped Tour @ Lakeview AmphitheaterJuly 8 - Camden, NJ - Warped Tour @ BB&T PavilionJuly 9 - Wantagh, NY - Warped Tour @ Nikon at Jones Beach TheaterJuly 10 - Hartford, CT - Warped Tour @ The Xfinity TheatreJuly 11 - Scranton, PA - Warped Tour @ The Pavilion at Montage MountainJuly 13 - Mansfield, MA - Warped Tour @ Xfinity CenterJuly 14 - Darien Center, NY - Warped Tour @ Darien Lake PACJuly 15 - Burgettstown, PA - Warped Tour @ First Niagara PavilionJuly 16 - Columbia, MD - Warped Tour @ Merriweather Post PavilionJuly 17 - Holmdel, NJ - Warped Tour @ PNC Bank Arts CenterJuly 19 - Noblesville, IN - Warped Tour @ Klipsch Music CenterJuly 20 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Warped Tour @ Blossom Music CenterJuly 21 - Cincinnati, OH - Warped Tour @ Riverbend Music CenterJuly 22 - Auburn Hills, MI - Warped Tour @ The Palace of Auburn HIllsJuly 23 - Tinley Park, IL - Warped Tour @ Hollywood Casino AmphitheaterJuly 24 - Shakopee, MN - Warped Tour @ Canterbury ParkJuly 26 - Milwaukee, WI - Warped Tour @ Marcus AmphitheatreJuly 27 - Maryland Heights, MO - Warped Tour @ Hollywood Casino AmphitheatreJuly 28 - Bonner Springs, KS - Warped Tour @ Providence Medical Center AmphitheaterJuly 30 - Salt Lake City, UT - Warped Tour @ Utah State FairparkJuly 31 - Denver, CO - Warped Tour @ Pepsi Center Arena LotAug 1 - Albuquerque, NM - Warped Tour @ Balloon Fiesta ParkAug 2 - Scottsdale, AZ - Warped Tour @ Salt River FieldsAug 5 - San Diego, CA - Warped Tour @ Qualcomm Stadium at Jack Murphy FieldAug 6 - Mountain View, CA - Warped Tour @ Shoreline AmphitheatreAug 7 - Pomona, CA - Warped Tour @ Pomona FairplexAug 9 - Las Vegas, NV - Warped Tour @ Hark Rock Hotel & CasinoAug 11 - Nampa, ID - Warped Tour @ Ford Idaho CenterAug 12 - Auburn, WA - Warped Tour @ White River AmphitheaterAug 13 - Portland, OR - Warped Tour @ Portland Expo Center

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Labels New Martha (Dirtnap)

Posted April 20, 2016, 4 p.m. in Labels by Loren

New Martha (Dirtnap)

Dirtnap Records will be releasing the second album from Martha on July 8. Titled Blisters in the Pit of My Heart, the new album releases ...

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Records Upcoming from Lady Bones

Posted April 20, 2016, 3:23 p.m. in Records by Loren

Upcoming from Lady Bones

photo by Mason Marino

Boston's Lady Bones have announced a new EP, Terse, set for April 29 release on Midnight Werewolf Records. The band first formed in 2011 ...

04/21 - Chicago, IL @ Quencher's Saloon w/ Great Deceivers04/22 - Kalamazoo, MI @ Rey Mysterios04/23 - Detroit, MI @ Kelly's04/24 - Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place04/25 - Syracuse, NY @ Wescott Balroom04/29 - Boston, MA @ ER Boston w/ Kal Marks, Soft Fangs, Sativa Cult (EP Release Show)04/30 - Philadelphia, PA, Nico Nico w/ Pet05/05 - Montreal, QC @ Turbo Haüs w/ Pile & Kal Marks05/06 - Toronto, ON @ Faith/Void w/ Pile & Kal Marks05/07 - Winooski, VT @ Appearances w/ Rick Rude & Goddard (Waking Windows Festival)

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Bands Old Wounds adds second guitarist, set for Warped

Posted April 20, 2016, 3:04 p.m. in Bands by Loren

Old Wounds adds second guitarist, set for Warped

New Jersey's Old Wounds have anounced Matt Guyre has joined the band as a second guitartist, increasing them to a quartet instead of a ...

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