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Arcadea (Mastodon, Withered) join Relapse

Posted April 20, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Arcadea (Mastodon, Withered) join Relapse

Featuring drummer-vocalist Brann Dailor (Mastodon), guitarist-keyboardist Core Atoms (Zruda), and synth player Raheem Amlani (Withered), synth/psych group Arcadea has announced their self-titled album for releaes in June on Relapse Records.

The band's music is described as "at once electronic but not electronica, synthetic but not processed, heavy but not metal."

Ten Foot Pole 2017

Posted April 19, 2017, 9:16 p.m.
Ten Foot Pole 2017

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California punks Ten Foot Pole are back in action in 2017 with the release of Setlist, scheduled to come out officially on May 26 on Cyber Tracks.

The 13 song release includes re-recordings of 11 old songs and two previously unreleased tracks from the band. Pre-orders are available starting on May 5. Check below for a full listing of songs on the album.


Track Listing:1. Scars2. My Wall3. John4. I Don't Want To Go5. Kicked Out Of Kindergarten6. The Getaway7. What You Want8. Never Look Back9. Nova Scotia10. Closer to Grey11. Plastic12. ADD13. Old Man (Acoustic)

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Bands The Holy Mess + Elway

Posted April 19, 2017, 8:26 a.m.

The Holy Mess + Elway

Say-10 Records has announced new project Steveo & The Crippling Addictions (Steveo from Holy Mess and Tim Browne from Elway). The do is currently recording with the expectation of releasing their debut this summer, tentatively titled ...

Labels Racquet Club (Knapsack, Samiam) join Rise

Posted April 15, 2017, 10:31 a.m.

Racquet Club (Knapsack, Samiam) join Rise

Rise Records has announced that Racquet Club will join the label with plans to release a self-titled album later this year. The band includes guitarist/vocalist Blair Shehan (The Jealous Sound, Knapsack), guitarist Sergie Loobkoff ...

MP3s Iggy Pop's "Asshole Blues"

Posted April 15, 2017, 10:01 a.m.

Iggy Pop will release a flexi-single with the new song "Asshole Blues" on April 21. The single is the introduction to a new slexi series on Mag Mag, a label founded by Jacuzzi Boys.

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Records New Meatwound in May

Posted April 14, 2017, 10:31 p.m. in Records by Loren

New Meatwound in May

Meatwound, featuring former members of Combatwoundedveteran, Holy Mountain, Headless Dogs, Primate Research, and others, will soon release their second LP. Titled Largo and mastered by ...

MEATWOUND Live:5/08/2017 WMNF 88.5 FM radio performance5/12/2017 American Legion Post 111 - Tampa, FL *Largo release show w/ Thunderclap, Shot5/13/2017 High Dive - Gainesville, FL w/ Thunderclap, Dozier 6/10//2017 Crowbar - Tampa, FL w/ The Absence, Dead To Fall, Queen of Ex
Largo Track Listing:1. Seance2. Pigs3. Jungle Heart4. Reproduction Blues5. Fleshtag6. The Killer, The Princess, And The King7. Largo

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Records The Biters set date for second LP

Posted April 13, 2017, 9:02 p.m. in Records by Loren

The Biters set date for second LP

Cover art by Alex Hagen

Atlanta's The Biters are back with their second full-length. To be titled The Future Ain't What It Used To Be, it will release ...

Biters, on tour:May 19 - Chicago, IL @ Cobra LoungeMay 20 - Indianapolis, IN @ State Street PubMay 21 - St Louis, MO @ FubarMay 23 - Hamtramck, MI @ SmallsMay 24 - Toronto, ON @ Hard LuckMay 25 - London, ON @ Call the OfficeMay 26 - Rochester, NY @ Harmony HouseMay 28 - Cambridge, MA @ SoniaMay 30 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling MooseMay 31 - Brooklyn, NY @ Saint VitusJun 1 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro GalleryJun 3 - Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage LoungeJun 4 - Richmond, VA @ The Camel
The Future Ain't What It Used To Be tracklist:1) Let It Roll2) Stone Cold Love3) Callin' You Home4) Don't Turn this Good Heart Bad5) Gypsy Rose6) No Stranger to Heartache7) Vulture City8) Hollywood9) Chasin' the Feeling10) Goin' Back to Georgia

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Bands Negative Approach and Bloodclot to hit the road

Posted April 13, 2017, 8:31 p.m. in Bands by Loren

Negative Approach and Bloodclot to hit the road

Bloodclot - Up In Arms

Negative Approach will be joined by Bloodclot on an upcoming tour this summer. Bloodclot will be releasing their debut, Up In Arms, on July 14 ...

BLOODCLOT w/ Negative Approach:7/14/2017 Revolution Bar And Music Hall - Amityville, NY7/15/2017 Underground Arts - Philadelphia, PA7/16/2017 DC9 - Washington, DC7/18/2017 Shaka's - Virginia Beach, VA7/19/2017 Ottobar - Baltimore, MD7/20/2017 Paul's Tavern - Belmar, NJ7/21/2017 Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY7/23/2017 Studio at the Waiting Room - Buffalo, NY7/25/2017- Cattivo - Pittsburgh, PA7/26/2017 Now That's Class - Cleveland, OH7/27/2017 Northside Yacht Club - Cincinnati, OH7/28/2017 The Magic Stick - Detroit, MI7/29/2017 Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL7/30/2017 Blueberry Hill - St. Louis, MO8/01/2017 Marquis Theater - Denver, CO8/03/2017 Thee Parkside - San Francisco, CA8/04/2017 The Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA w/ Nails, Final Conflict8/05/2017 The Constellation Room - Santa Ana, CA w/ Nails, Final Conflict8/06/2017 Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA w/ Nails, Final Conflict

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Bands 1QI: Badlands, Extinction A.D., Cayetana

Posted April 10, 2017, 5:43 a.m. in Bands by Cheryl

1QI: Badlands, Extinction A.D., Cayetana

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

Adrian Tenney (Badlands, ex-Spokenest)
SPB: How did you get started in Badlands?
Adrian: Badlands (as a solo project) started when playing my music with other people ended.
I had been writing music in numerous other bands with my friends, and although it was super fun, it was always very hard to coordinate! Gradually it became more difficult, or impossible to collaborate with people (friends moved away, people got new jobs etc.) and as that happened, it became more of a necessity to record and perform on my own.
I've never felt the same kind of energy playing on my own as I do playing in a band, and I do miss that, but everything is so much more under my control now. At this point in my old (not a teenager anymore) age, it's worth it to not feel totally exhausted by all the elements of performing. 
Rick Jiminez (Extinction A.D./This Is Hell – guitar/vocals)
SPB: After music, what other arts interest you?
Rick: Although music has been the focus of my life for as long as I can remember, it hasn't been the only "art" I've been interested and even consumed by. Art is such a fluid term, but to me, the only thing that I've ever really cared about that didn't fall under the umbrella was baseball.
Since I was little(er) I always loved to draw. Of course that started with cartoons which then became comic books and then went into full on illustration which then became graphic design. Around my early 20s, though I was faced with following graphic design or music full-time, and I easily chose music.
Graphic design was fun and fulfilling to me when based around my bands but as a career seemed too bullshitty and... well, I guess too "adult career." I think if I would have stuck with comic book penciling I could have very well made the decision to pursue that as a career but at some point I decided regular graphic design was more stable then comics, even though the stability of that wound up being a strike against it while the instability but much more satiating feeling of playing music was a pro. 
Another art that piqued my interest in the late ‘80s and continues to enthrall me is professional wrestling. And many would argue that's not an art, and they are welcome to think that, but I am welcome to acknowledge that I care not for the judgments of the employee of the month at Duane ass Reade. Talk about something that is never the same twice: a story, an athletic’s like surfing, where the wave is always different, but instead of conquering the wave, you have to work together with it, or like a movie or a play where, yes everyone knows it’s a complete fabrication of real life and staged, but you have to entertain thousands at once and make them believe for 10-30 minutes that what they're viewing is somehow plausible.
It’s also extremely hard to give the illusion you're physically decimating someone while trying to have them feel as little as possible in reality... which doesn't make something art per se, but man that shit is difficult as fuck. It’s much easier to make a punch look real if it’s actually real, but you ever see grown men punch each other in real life outside of a MMA or boxing match? Believe me, it usually looks like creamed crap... and I'll also take the underwear/kneepads/boots motif over the marked out guido look or flat brim with teal sweater from the smith haven mall outfit. I'll also take a punch being followed by a steel cage match for the world title as opposed to it being followed by 3 dudes yelling "don't you dare touch Gina again, I'll end you bro!!" at each other while being separated by a few really nice cars that their parents bought them that have brakes that work and no check engine light on.
Is fixing cars that are complete jokes an art? I know some mechanics but have yet to find one that can ever make any of my shit boxes work or pass inspection. If that’s an art I'd be interested in that too.
Maybe I should have stuck with graphic design.
Kelly (Cayetana)
SPB: If you could universally (and magically) fix one item at venues around the world, what would you upgrade or change? 
Kelly: If I'm being very honest, I would want to wave a magical wand and make all venue bathrooms private, single use, clean, beautiful, great smelling with ample amounts of toilet paper! I think we can all relate to venue bathrooms being some of the absolute worst we've ever been in. And having an inclusive, gender-neutral toilet situation would be amazing. 

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Shows Full lineup at Dark Mofo 2017

Posted April 9, 2017, 10:09 a.m. in Shows by T

Full lineup at Dark Mofo 2017

The official lineup for the annual festival hosted by Tasmania’s Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) has now officially been announced and taking ...

The festival takes place between June 8th and 26th, and is filled to the brim with amazing performances:
Dark Mofo 2017Mogwai (Scotland)Einstürzende NeubautenUlver (Norway)Ulver & Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra performing Messe IX-VI.XWelcome StrangerRed Bull Music Academy: TransliminalAncient Rain+ Paul Kelly+ Camille O’Sullivan (Ireland/UK)+ Feargal Murray (Scotland/UK)Hymns To The Dead:+ Taake (Norway)+ Anaal Nathrakh (UK)+ Barshasketh (UK)+ Grave Miasma (New Zealand/Scotland)+ Mournful CongregationBuried CountryA.B. OriginalThelma PlumSophie HutchingsBorderlands:+ Alessandro Cortini (Italy)+ Klara Lewis (Sweden)+ Grouper (USA)+ Lawrence EnglishXiu Xiu plays the Music of Twin Peaks (USA)Luke Howard & Tilman RobinsonSilence: Strings Of The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Chris Levine (GBR)Hermann Nitsch (Austria)Mike ParrSound of Silence: Alfredo Jaar (USA/Chile)Siren Song: Byron J Scullin + Supple FoxSleeping Beauty: Victorian Opera & Tasmanian Symphony OrchestraOgoh-ogoh: The Purging & The BurningThe Second Woman: Nat RandallRadio GothicThe Dark Chorus: Lucy Guerin Inc

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Tours Neurosis North America -- this summer

Posted April 8, 2017, 4:27 p.m. in Tours by Loren

Neurosis North America -- this summer

photo by Scott Evans

Fresh off the release of Fires Within Fires (Neurot Recordings, 2016), SPB favorites Neurosis have announced a summer tour across North America, where they will ...

NEUROSIS Tour Dates:7/28/2017 Thalia Hall - Chicago, IL w/ Converge, Amenra7/29/2017 St Andrews - Detroit, MI w/ Converge, Amenra7/30/2017 Rex Theatre - Pittsburgh, PA w/ Converge, Amenra8/01/2017 Metropolis - Montreal, QC w/ Converge, Amenra8/02/2017 Danforth Music Hall - Toronto, QC w/ Converge, Amenra8/03/2017 College St. Music Hall - New Haven, CT w/ Converge, Amenra8/04/2017 Warsaw - Brooklyn, NY w/ Converge, Amenra8/06/2017 Royale - Boston, MA w/ Converge, Amenra8/07/2017 Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA w/ Converge, Amenra10/28-29/2017 Ram's Head Live - Baltimore Maryland @ Days Of Darkness

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Tours Queens of the Stone Age return down under

Posted April 7, 2017, 9:12 p.m. in Tours by T

Queens of the Stone Age return down under

Queens Of The Stone Age will return to Australia and New Zealand in July 2017, performing four visceral headline shows, apart from their Splendour in ...

For more info and details peep here.

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