Mathieu Ball is one of two guitarists for Montreal’s Big|Brave. The trio does not offer a bass player, however, Mat and the rest of the ... read more
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Scene Point Blank proudly presents The Heat, the new full-length from Finnish fuzz rockers Mangoo (pronounced "man go").
To be released by Small Stone on Dec. 8, the album is the band's third, taking a mishmash of various heavy sounds and seamlessly fusing them together with synth notes and mega-choruses along the way.
Posted Dec. 10, 2017, 10:01 p.m.
Tim Barry, who releaesed High on 95 earlier this year (Chunksaah Records) and just wrapped up a West Coast jaunt with a show in San Francisco tonight, has announced a run of US East Coast concerts in early 201, a few dates in Europe, and a stop at Don't Panic Fest in Denver.
Besides the upcoming tours, Barry also just released a new video for the song "Little Eden."
Posted Dec. 10, 2017, 9:37 p.m.
Ed Taylor, who runs Loose Grip Records, has overseen a new benefit compilation to raise funds in the wake of the Ghost Ship Fire of December 2016. Raising funds for The Oakland Faily FUnd, the goal is to provide artist space improvements such as upgrading smoke alarms, fire estinguishers, sprinkler systems, and more.
The compilation features a diverse cast, including King Khan, Damaged Bug, Tony Molina (Dystrophy), Justin Pearson and Gabe Serbian of The Locust with Nick Zinner of The Yeah Yeah Yeahs (collaborating as Planet B), and more.
Posted Dec. 10, 2017, 9:17 p.m.
The lineup is out for Don't Panic Fest's second iteration, taking place in Denver, CO on Feb. 16-17 at three different venues.
Founded to highlight Colorado bands, but with national headliners, the lineup this year includes Dag Nasty, Tim Barry, The Dopamines, The Gamits and more.
Check below for a full listing of band's announced so far, though festival organizers hint that more is still to come.
Posted Dec. 2, 2017, 12:09 p.m.
Scott Kelly fans in Europe can rejoice. The Neurosis frontman has announced a January-February 2018 run of dates across the continent with John Judkins (Rwake) in support.
The two artists will release a collaborative 7" in support, which captures a live show at White Water Tavern in Little Rock, AK from March 2017 on a previous tour and will be limited to the tour with only 300 copies pressed.
Posted Dec. 2, 2017, 11:32 a.m.
Glory Kid Records has announced plans to release the debut from Rotting Forms titled At The Heart Of The World, featuring members of Ruiner and Hands Of Thieves. The label describes their sound as "a powerhouse of crushing riffs, raw synth tones, and the tortured cries of a soul displaced in this nightmarish modern world," alternately heavy and minimalist.
A tour is planned for late February into March 2018.
Posted Dec. 2, 2017, 11:11 a.m.
Fat Wreck Chords will release Drowning in the Sea, Rising with the Sun next Friday, a 33 song best of compilation from Swingin' Utters as they prepare for their thirtieth anniversary as a band.
Formed in 1988 in San Francisco, the band released their first album, Streets of San Francisco, in 1995 and more recently released Fistful of Hollow in 2014. Guitarist Darius Koski released a solo record this year.
Posted Nov. 27, 2017, 8:07 p.m.
Learning Curve Records has a pair of new releases coming out soon, both splits. One is a full-length split between Gay Witch Abortion (Minneapolis) and The Grasshopper Lies Heavy (San Antonio), and the other is a split 7" between Tongue Party and USA Nails.
Both records release on Dec. 15, and will be available at a Dec. 1 Gay Witch Abortion/Tongue Party release show in Minneapolis.
Posted Nov. 27, 2017, 6:29 p.m.
For the first time since 2002, Glassjaw will release an album of new material. Titled Material Control, the new release is slated for this Firday, Dec. 1.
Listen to "shira" in advance here:
Matieral Control is the band's first release since Worship and Tribute.
Posted Nov. 25, 2017, 11:01 p.m.
Body Stuff, who released Body Stuff 2 roughly one year ago, have unveriled a new holiday-themed single titled "On the Run." The new song will eventually appear on Body Stuff 3, currently still in development.
Check it out on their Bandcamp page.
Nobody can doubt Tim Barry’s heart. He’s worn it on his sleeve since he began his solo career with a 2005 demo. Depending how you count live records and demos, High on 95 is his eight record since then. Besides being prolific, his songs are largely first-person accounts of a drifter watching the world around him in wonder. The sound is traditional: mostly Barry and his acoustic guitar, and sometimes joined by additional backing musicians. The theme this time around continues to focus ...
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