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Upcoming from Lady Bones

Posted April 20, 2016, 3:23 p.m.
Upcoming from Lady Bones

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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 and have a previous EP and LP to their name.


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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Old Wounds adds second guitarist, set for Warped

Posted April 20, 2016, 3:04 p.m.
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 trio.

The band is also set to play the entire 2016 Warped Tour from June 24 to August 13. The band last released The Suffering Spirit in 2015 (Good Fight Music).

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Shows Roadburn 2017 dates

Posted April 20, 2016, 11:54 a.m.

Roadburn 2017 dates

Fresh off 2016's festival that includes sets from Neurosis, Converge, Cult of Luna, Paradise Lost, and dozens more, Roadburn Festival has set aside the dates of April 14-17, 2017 for next year's gathering ...

Bands Coercion96 back in action

Posted April 20, 2016, 11 a.m.

Formed in 1996 by current and former members of Good Riddance, Fury 66, and The Lonely Kings, punk-metal hybrid Coercion96 have entered the studio to record a new EP, tentatively titled Exit Wounds. At 4 ...

Shows Southwest Terror Fest V schedule

Posted April 19, 2016, 8:37 p.m.

Southwest Terror Fest V schedule

The full line-up and schedule for Southwest Trror Fest V has been unveiled (below). The Tucson, AZ event takes place Oct. 20-23 and includes sets from Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Old Man Gloom, Mountain Man, Full of ...

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Shows An evening with Edward Snowden in Australia

Posted April 19, 2016, 7:49 p.m. in Shows by T

In an age of government surveillance and data retention, individual privacy is threatened and swift justice is dealt to those who interfere with the workings ...

Shows Dark Mofo 2016 line-up

Posted April 18, 2016, 7:53 p.m. in Shows by T

Dark Mofo 2016 line-up

No rest. Wicked. Dark Mofo, Mona's midwinter festival, is an annual pilgrimage celebrating all things dark through large scale public art, feasts and sonic ...

UK electronic-house producer ZHU kicks off the opening night party at Neon City, with a slew of eclectic, dark and fitting music taking over a number of venues across town, including the festival’s go-to Wharf Shed No.1 as well as local favourites Odeon Theatre and Mona for the Winter Feast music program.
Cult Of Fire, Tribulation, Dead Congregation and Inverloch will perform at the Odeon Theatre, Denver’s Itchy-O will make surprise appearances at various venues without warning, and Chelsea Wolfe’s only Australian show will see her share the stage with with Jarboe of Swans and Neurosis fame, and acclaimed Melbourne composer JG Thirlwell, while UK outfit Savages join program.
Pop-up performance space Black Box welcomes some exciting and intimate events, including performances from Ryoji Ikeda, Lustmord, Tim Hecker, Marcel Weber and more. 
Dark Park, an industrial public art playground, will transform Hobart’s docks at Macquarie Point from the festival’s opening day until 19 June with an array of immersive and interactive installations coming to life each night, while Asylum, constructed by Mike Parr at Willow Court in the Derwent Valley, will see seminal Australian performance artists produce works surrounding the site of an historic mental institution from the early 1800s.
All this is accompanied by more visual arts, late-night art parties and an impressive film program by curators Nick Batzias and James Hewison that features local and international talent.
Tickets for Dark Mofo 2016 went on sale on Monday, 11 April.
For more details on Dark Mofo 2016, check out the official website. Check out SPB's coverage of last year's event here.

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Tours Failure Pact Embark On West Coast Tour

Posted April 17, 2016, 6:14 p.m. in Tours by Zachary Watt

Failure Pact Embark On West Coast Tour

Portland hardcore outfit, Failure Pact, will be touring the West Coast this month: 4.16 Eugene - Trap House -  Deadwitch, Frontflip, TRNT, Dealing Hands 4.17 ...

MP3s New from Wince

Posted April 17, 2016, 1:33 p.m. in MP3s by Loren

New from Wince

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Wince (ex Sheds and Stickup Kid) have debuted the new song "Bottom of the Barrel" from their upcoming May EP Media Prayer, to be released ...

Records Useless ID Ramones tribute out May 6

Posted April 17, 2016, 1:17 p.m. in Records by Loren

With 2016 marking both the 15 year anniversary of Jey Ramone's passing and the 40th anniversary of their debut album, Useless ID will release ...

Bands 1QI: Damaged City Festival, Brian Cullman, Nomads, DSGNS

Posted April 17, 2016, 3:46 a.m. in Bands by Cheryl

1QI: Damaged City Festival, Brian Cullman, Nomads, DSGNS

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 ...

Damaged City Fest (April 7-10)
SPB:Festivals are a continually popular concept, though varying in formulas. What do you think is best about a festival versus a “regular” line-up of 3-5 bands?
Nick and Chris: We don't see festivals as an "alternative" to normal shows and prefer to view the two types of events as separate entities. I think if every single show was a festival, people would get pretty burned out. Both of us (Chris and Nick) have always set up normal shows and we'll always continue. 
I think the advantage to festivals are primarily their scale. The larger turnout of people can help finance bigger headliners and help pay for international bands that probably couldn't afford to come otherwise. Festivals also act as a meeting point for punks to congregate from all over the world. Fests also make it easier for DIY bands to plan tours and help gain some security about traveling in from long distances. Again, it has never been our intention to "replace" the traditional 4 band show with a fest. I think, if anything, there are many many many more "normal shows" as a direct result of the fest. 
Brian Cullman
SPB: After working in film, journalism, and other aspects of the industry, what called you back to performing and recording original music?
Brian: I love working in movies, but there’s a part of the process that is just soul-destroying. On most movies, even low budget ones, there’s so much money involved, and so many people who need to be pleased, that you spend more time and energy trying not to get things wrong than in making something that’s really right and that shines with its own light. I finally got fed up with being a musical waitress -- “More drama, Mr DeMille? More comedy?” -- and went back to making my own decisions, making recordings that I myself wanted to hear. And it’s been a pleasure.
Though in fairness, every once in a while I had the chance to work with a director who didn’t need a committee and who trusted their own judgment, and that was a gas. Working with Stanley Tucci was so much fun and so uplifting. He loves music, he knows where music comes from, and at various times I had to physically hold him back and keep him from running into the studio and hugging the musicians while we were recording.
Mocaine (Nomads)
SPB: What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?
Mocaine: When I was 19 years old I got laid off from my record store job and had to scramble to find work. I got a job at a sex shop attached to a strip club in downtown Seattle. Thought I was gonna be doing retail. Ends up I was hired as the "Skeet Sweeper." Job requirements: hose homeless people’s shit out of the alley in the morning and once an hour hit the jerk booths with a mop. Lasted three weeks there. I quit the day someone took a shit in one of the jerk booths. Cum sucks. 
SPB: What’s the smallest crowd you’ve ever played to? Is it hard when such a thing happens and how do you adjust?
DSGNS: The smallest crowd we’ve ever played for was about 5 maybe 8, can’t be too sure. It can sometimes be a bit of a hit to your ego, and the band morale may wane a bit. For us once the music starts it doesn’t really matter if we have a crowd of 5 or 5,000 watching us, the same amount of heart and aggression will be on display.

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Bands Gone Is Gone forms (ATDI, QOTSA, Mastodon)

Posted April 16, 2016, 1:40 p.m. in Bands by Loren

Gone Is Gone forms (ATDI, QOTSA, Mastodon)

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In effort to further abuse the term "supergroup," Tony Hajjar (At The Drive In), Mike Zarin, Troy Van Leeuwen (Queens Of The Stone Age), and ...

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