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...And Out Come the Wolves turns 20

Posted Oct. 9, 2015, 5:59 p.m.
...And Out Come the Wolves turns 20

Rancid, marking 20 years since their top-selling album ...And Out Come the Wolves (Epitaph), have announced a vinyl reissue of the 1995 record this November, shipping "on or around Nov. 20." Pre-orders are open here.

The band has been playing the record at festival dates this year, including RiotFest and Groezrock.

December 31 - Los Angeles, CAThe ShrineJanuary 1 - San Francisco, CAThe WarfieldJanuary 2 - San Francisco, CAThe WarfieldMarch 18-21 - Miami, FLFlogging Molly's Salty Dog CruiseApril 29-30 - Meerhout, BelgiumGrozerock 2016

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New song from The Coathangers

Posted Oct. 6, 2015, 3:10 p.m.

The Coathangers, fresh off a US tour and with more dates scheduled for later this month, have premiered the new song "Watch Your Back," embedded below.

The song is one of two off their soon to release split EP with Black Lips which is scheduled for Nov. 13 (Suicide Squeeze). The band has a new full-length planned for 2016.

The Coathangers Live Dates:10/24-10/25: Santa Ana, CA - Beach Goth Fest10/28: Valley Bar - Phoenix, AZ #10/29: Low Brow Palace - El Paso, TX*10/30: The Sidewinder - Austin, TX #10/31: Foundry - Dallas, TX * (FREE, 8PM)10/31: Pariah Arts - Dallas, TX # (10PM)11/1: Fitzergerald's Downstairs - Houston, TX*11/2: Siberia - New Orleans, LA*11/3: Star Bar - Atlanta, GA
* - w/ The Birth Defects# - w/ Nobunny

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Bands 1QI: Undesirable People, Unsane, City States, Wonk Unit

Posted Oct. 6, 2015, 2:19 p.m.

1QI: Undesirable People, Unsane, City States, Wonk Unit

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 each week, typically every Monday-Thursday.   After our social media followers ...

Bands Riverboat Gamblers release a new single

Posted Oct. 1, 2015, 8:36 p.m.

Riverboat Gamblers release a new single

Riverboat Gamblers will release a new two song singe and hit the road this month, including a stopover at Fest 14. The new single features A-side "Time To Let Her Go" and B-side cover song ...

Bands Bottomfeeder forms, joins Good Fight

Posted Sept. 28, 2015, 7:03 p.m.

Bottomfeeder forms, joins Good Fight

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A new Jersey City band named Bottomeeder has been formed by Benny Horowitz (The Gaslight Anthem) and members of Let Me Run, Gates, and Jaguar Shark. The band will release a new EP, II, later ...

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Bands 1QI: Boysetsfire, Axis, Caustic Casanova, Neon Shudder

Posted Sept. 25, 2015, 8:40 a.m. in Bands by Cheryl

1QI: Boysetsfire, Axis, Caustic Casanova, Neon Shudder

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 ...

Nathan Gray (solo, Boysetsfire)
SPB: Can you like a musician whose politics you disagree with?
Nathan: Can you? Yes. Should you? Well, that is up to the individual. There are many hymns that I rather enjoy, but do not agree at all with the content. I am also not a huge fan of limiting ones musical experience due to questionable lyrics or ideology. What would the world of classical music be without the brilliance of Richard Wagner, and how would we possibly even have envisioned the amazing forward thinking paths that Black Metal has taken, if we were not first inspired to take the golden bits, and leave the shit. In short, "you could learn a lot from a dummy."
Tyler Forsythe (Axis)SPB: What was your first musical instrument? How old were you?Tyler: I started playing bass when I was 11 and it was the first instrument I had ever really had an interest in playing. My older brother had already been playing for years so it was somewhat easy for me to feel motivated to learn. He brought home an old P-bass copy that got left at his practice space along with his old amp for me to plug into. The next few years of my life were spent not really doing or caring about anything else because all I wanted to do was learn how to play my favorite Rage Against the Machine and Blink-182 records from front to back.
Francis Beringer (Caustic Casanova)
SPB: Do you get nerves before you play a show?
Francis: Sometimes yes, sometimes no. I used to get nerves before every show, now it happens only once in a while. There are different kinds of nerves - the "no one is here" nerves, the "there are so many people here" nerves, and the "the microphones/monitors in this venue do not work" nerves. For me, those nerves manifest themselves in tightness and stiffness in the hands for the first song, but that goes away once we get going.  When we're on tour and have been playing for weeks I rarely get phased by anything or nervous before a show.
Neon Shudder
SPB: It seems like there would be a temptation when working within the world of cyberpunk to make soundtracks to situations presented in pre-existing games, books, or movies.  Do you find yourself doing that, or do you try to represent your own imaginary worlds and situations with your music?  
Neon Shudder: The name "neon shudder" was actually taken from William Gibson's novel Neuromancer ("Beyond the neon shudder of Ninsei" was the line) so right from the start I was definitely rooted in cyberpunk media/imagery with my vision for this project. If you go all the way back to my first EP the track “neurohexazine” was greatly inspired by Michael McCann's gorgeous Deus Ex: Human Revolution soundtrack. Listening to his soundtrack, and artists like Danger and Buck-Tick, I knew I wanted to do something that had a real “cyberpunk” feel to it, but I didn't want to base my work around other people's creative endeavors.
I didn't specifically set out to make a “soundtrack” to anything, but it was always in the back of my mind to explore something original musically. For a long time I had a cyberpunk/post-cyberpunk story I wanted to write but had no idea how to really execute it.  Eventually when deciding what to do with my first full-length album I realized this could be my outlet for that story. I'm currently working on an EP titled O-8015that will be released on 10/13/15 centered around a corrupted android who becomes dangerously obsessed with their human counterpart, but not in a way you'd expect.  Each of the 5 songs will have corresponding art and story components that come with the EP. After that I'll be working on Cadence, a full-length 20 track album with matching chapters and art just like O-8015. I don't want to give away much of the plot just yet but it explores massive fictional city of Cadence and people inhabiting it. It will be set in the same universe as the O-8015 EP. Seeing as my music is mostly instrumental I'm hoping this can add more substance to my work beyond dark synths and pounding drums.
The real temptation with the music is to stay safely within the boundaries of synthwave. I really enjoy the genre but it's easy to get caught up wanting to be the next Perturbator or Carpenter Brut: to find something that works and keep repeating the formula. I definitely admire those artists a great deal but I've been trying to slowly push away from the genre and do something a little different, and a little more “me.” Hopefully this really shows in O-8015 and Cadence.

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Bands New TMBG

Posted Sept. 23, 2015, 10:03 a.m. in Bands by Loren


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Busybody quirk rockers They Might Be Giants will release the full-length WHY? on Nov. 27 on their own Idlewild Recordings. It will be the Brooklyn ...

They Might Be Giants Tour Dates9/27: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg10/25: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg11/2: Perth, Australia @ Astor Theatre11/4: Adelaide, Australia @ The Gov11/5: Brisbane Qld, Australia @ Tivoli Theatre11/6: Sydney, Australia @ Enmore Theatre11/7: Melbourne, Australia @ Forum Theatre11/19: Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall11/20: Uncasville, CT @ Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun11/21: Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Ballroom11/29: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg12/31: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg1/1: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg1/2: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg1/27: Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club1/28: Newcastle @ Riverside1/30: Belfast @ Limelight 11/31: Glasgow @ Celtic Connections Festival (2 shows)2/1: Manchester @ Academy 22/3: Cambridge @ Cambridge Junction2/4: London @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire

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Bands New Face to Face coming next year on Fat

Posted Sept. 22, 2015, 9:56 p.m. in Bands by Loren

New Face to Face coming next year on Fat

Longtime punks Face to Face, who returned to activity in 2011 and released Three Chords and a Half Truth (Rise Records) in 2013 will put ...

10/2/15 Tempe, AZ- Marquee Theatre11/6/15 São Paulo, Brazil -Audio Club w/Pennywise11/7/15 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil- Fundição Progresso w/Pennywise11/8/15 Santos, Brazil- Capital Disco w/Pennywise11/10/15 Porto Alegre, Brazil- Opinião w/Pennywise11/11/15 Curitiba, Brazil- Espaço Trésor Eventos w/Pennywise11/13/15 San Jose, Costa Rica Pepper Disco Club

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Bands Pigs on the road

Posted Sept. 22, 2015, 10:01 a.m. in Bands by Loren

Pigs on the road

Brooklyn noise rock trio Pigs have release the song "Amateur Hour in Dick City" over at Decibel in promotion of their second LP, Wronger, set ...

PIGS European Tour w/ Sofy Major:10/15/2015 Power Lunches - Londres, FR10/16/2015 Le Picolo - Paris, FR10/17/2015 La Zone - Liège, FR10/18/2015 Café Français - Vesoul, FR10/21/2015 Sonic Ballroom - Cologne, DE10/22/2015 La Péniche - Lille, FR10/23/2015 Poppodium Baroe - Rotterdam, NL10/24/2015 Magasin 4 - Bruxelles, BE10/25/2015 L'Usine - Geneva, CH10/26/2015 Exit Us - Prague, CZ10/27/2015 Fluc - Vienna, AU10/28/2015 Freakout Club - Bologna, IT10/29/2015 Init - Rome, IT10/30/2015 Raindogs House - Savona, IT10/31/2015 Lo Fi - Milan, IT w/ Mutoid Man11/03/2015 La Scène Michelet - Nantes, FR11/04/2015 Black Sheep - Montpellier, FR11/05/2015 Grrrd Zero - Lyon, FR11/06/2015 La Girafe Ronde - Marvejols, FR11/07/2015 Gare Mondiale - Bergerac, FR11/09/2015 La Coopérative de Mai - Clermont-Ferrand, FR11/10/2015 Iboat - Bordeaux, FR11/11/2015 Pavillons Sauvages - Toulouse, FR11/12/2015 Grand Café - Poitiers, FR11/13/2015 Kalif - Rouen, FR

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Bands The Melvins: The Movie!

Posted Sept. 16, 2015, 3:36 p.m. in Bands by Loren

The Melvins: The Movie!

The ever vigilant Melvins are releasing a movie. Across the USA in 51 Days: The Movie! sis scheduled to release on DVD on Nov 13 ...

Oct. 24 - Melvins Lite (Buzz, Dale & Trevor) at The EchoOct. 31 – The Melvins (Buzz, Dale and Jeff Pinkus) at The EchoSeptember 16 Tilburg, Netherlands Incubate FestivalSeptember 18 Angers, France La ChabadaSeptember 19 Paris, France La BataclanSeptember 20 Belfort, France PoudriereSeptember 21 Koln, Germany UndergroundSeptember 22 Hamburg, Germany LOGOSeptember 23 Bremen, Germany LagerhausSeptember 24 Berlin, Germany BerghainSeptember 25 Leipzig, Germany UT ConnewitzSeptember 26 Prague, Czech Republic FuturmSeptember 27 Budapest, Hungary A38September 28 Austria, Bezirk Landstrasse Arena WienSeptember 29 Zagreb, Croatia MochvaraSeptember 30 Bologna, Italy Locomotiv ClubOctober 1 Milan, Italy LeoncavalloOctober 2 Lyon, France L’Epicerie ModernOctober 3 Pratteln, Switzerland Up In Smoke FestOctober 5 Munich, Germany FeierwerkOctober 6 Frankfurt, Germany ZoomOctober 8 Reading, UK Sub89October 9 Manchester, UK GorillaOctober 10 London, UK Electric BallroomOctober 24 Los Angeles, CA The EchoOctober 31 Los Angeles, CA The Echo

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Bands 1QI: STATS, Extinction A.D., The Pests, Sophie Lillienne

Posted Sept. 16, 2015, 12:54 p.m. in Bands by Cheryl

1QI: STATS, Extinction A.D., The Pests, Sophie Lillienne

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 ...

Hank Shteamer (STATS – drums)
SPB: What do you remember of playing your first live show (with STATS)?
Hank: STATS started life as a band called Stay Fucked. The personnel was me, STATS guitarist Joe Petrucelli, and Tom Kelly (a dear friend, both then and now) on bass. Together, we came up with some of the core ideas that have carried through to the current incarnation of the band heard on the new STATS album, Mercy. Absurd humor and inside-joke-fueled riffing has always been a big part of the Stay Fucked / STATS M.O., and in 2002, when we were preparing to play out as Stay Fucked for the first time, I remember plenty of goofball brainstorming re: what we could do to make the show special. Not sure where this concept came from, but Tom floated the idea of us all wearing white pants. (Later, we were interviewed on an NYC public-access TV show called “Goomi Express;” Tom told the host, Blake Madden, something to the effect of, "If you wear a white shirt, that's one thing. But if you wear a white shirt and white pants, that's something else altogether.") At the time, we'd also for some reason become fixated on the idea of the Arnold Palmer, the half-lemonade, half-iced-tea beverage named after the golfing great.
I believe that the first Stay Fucked show, or one of the first, took place in the basement of the West End, a now-closed bar/grill at 114th and Broadway that was an integral part of campus life at Columbia University, where Joe, Tom, and I met as students in 1999. (The three of us had previously played together in Super Lucky Cat, an indie-rock band led by our mutual friend Zack, and some of SLC's most memorable shows were also at the West End.) We made good on our plan and wore matching white pants. We also brought a chair onstage, situated in between Joe and Tom, and set atop it a pitcher of iced Arnold Palmer(s), along with some plastic cups. I believe there was a photo of Palmer himself involved in the display, or perhaps we bought a can of the Arizona Iced Tea version, which features Palmer's portrait. I think the idea was that listeners could, at any point they wished, stroll up during our set and help themselves to an Arnie. I don't recall if anyone took us up on the offer, but I remember feeling like the Arnold Palmer display was a unique and charming gesture, especially in light of the loud, abrasive, at times willfully obnoxious music we were playing.
Rick Jimenez (Extinction A.D.)
SPB: Is there any specific restaurant you make a point to hit when you go on tour?
Rick: Kuma's Corner in Chicago. Metal themed burger bar with the occasional wrestling mural...Can't go wrong. My only gripe is that the Metallica burger isn't my favorite. Hopefully in time they'll be an Extinction A.D. burger which would be grilled chicken with chocolate protein powder served between two Auntie Anne's pretzels.
Mazz-1 (The Pests)
SPB: What was the first punk show you attended?
Mazz-1: If I remember correctly, the first one I attended was one that I played at 15 years old. I don't even remember the name of my band at the time. We opened for New Jersey band Catch 22 at Storyville in New Orleans French Quarter.
My very next one however was the one to remember. The Ramones played at Tipitina's. Dee Dee was still with them. I’ll never forget that one! Both of those are memories that I cherish, Storyville is gone but Tipitina’s is still open for business. Storyville, named after the famed red-light district from the 1800's, housed many awesome touring acts including the afterparty for the first Lollapalooza. It was sold to (ugh) Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville and was recently closed again, I believe. It was on Decatur Street which was at the time a scene oriented, locals only area. Margaritaville was definitely a harbinger of change. Any given night on Decatur had a random array of celebrities. Marilyn Manson was a regular and there was a famous fight with Roger McDowell, Vince Vaughn (I believe, my memory is fuzzy) and a doorman. I had seen the Ramones several times at Tipitina's, actually. The smoke machines and the intro from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, would send chills because you knew the place was about to go nuts. “Durango ‘95” would start, so would the fists and you better look out. That crowd took no prisoners. You eventually got used to the set list and after “Psycho Therapy,” hold on because “Warthog” was next. To this day, I never experienced a crowd as rough as that. Dash Rip Rock opened for them and I was a DRR fan ever since. I believe they were the birth of "Southern punk" for sure.
New Orleans was full of venues that had the classic bands. I was too young to attend, but I'll say my first flyer that I tore down and kept was for Samhain's Initium tour. The flyer touted them as "from the ashes of the Misfits." That was my introduction to Misfits, hadn't heard of them before then. I was probably 5 years old when the Misfits played there. That show was at Jed's. Around the same time, Black Flag did two shows on the same day there. The Dead Kennedys played at the 601 Club down the street from Tip's. Again, I was just a kid taking flyers at the time, but the city was heavy in the scene and the local scene was just as happening. All of the above mentioned clubs except Tip's are gone and there were probably 20 more that I could ramble about, but they are all gone the way of gentrification, noise ordinances, fixie bikes and overpriced artisan shit. Wait a minute, sounds just like my adopted home of NYC now too. 
Vezzo (Sophie Lillienne)
SPB: Maybe it says something about my musical preconceptions, but I expected something entirely different when I first listened to Sophie Lillienne.  Where did the band name come from - is it just me who was entirely confused by it at first?”
Vezzo: Well… a lot of people is confused at first by the name of the project: Sophie Lillienne.
A lot of times people think about a solo singer and in some ways I like it because, when I began with this project, I was looking for a name that sounded in some way sensual—suggesting the main features involved in this kind of music (trip-hop is like a woman). So I decided to join two typically French names: Sophie and Lillienne. Frenche language is always sensual!

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Bands Mono & The Ocean split

Posted Sept. 14, 2015, 10:17 p.m. in Bands by Loren

Japan's Mono and Germany's The Ocean will release a plit album, Transcendental, on Oct. 23 on Pelagic Records. Releasing on both CD and ...

Fall Tour Mono, The Ocean and Solstafir:12.10.2015 DK Aarhus Voxhall 13.10.2015 NO Oslo Vulkan Arena 14.10.2015 SE Stockholm Debaser Medis 16.10.2015 FI Turku Klubi 17.10.2015 FI Helsinki The Circus 18.10.2015 RU St. Petersburg Zal Ozhidaniya 19.10.2015 RU Moscow Volta 21.10.2015 LT Vilnius New York 22.10.2015 PL Warsaw Proxima 23.10.2015 DE Berlin Heimathafen 24.10.2015 NL Leeuwarden Romein (Into The Void) 25.10.2015 BE Antwerp Trix 26.10.2015 DE Cologne Live Music Hall 27.10.2015 DE Wiesbaden Schlachthof 28.10.2015 DE Munich Backstage29.10.2015 I Bologna Locomotiv30.10.2015 I Mezzago Bloom31.10.2015 F Lyon CCO Villeurbanne 01.11.2015 ES Barcelona Bikini 02.11.2015 F Toulouse Le Metronum03.11.2015 CH Lausanne Les Docks04.11.2015 CH Zürich Harterei05.11.2015 F Paris Trabendo06.11.2015 UK London Electric Ballroom07.11.2015 UK Leeds Damnation Fest08.11.2015 Gr Athens Fuzz Club09.11.2015 Tr Istanbul Garajistanbul

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