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Drakulas announce new label and new record plans

Posted Sept. 14, 2019, 9:32 a.m.
Drakulas announce new label and new record plans

photo by Loren Green

Formed by Mike Wiebe and Rob Marchant (Riverboat Gamblers) and Zach Blair (Rise Against), Drakulas have signed with Dine Alone Records for their upcoming full-length. Described as an art-rock marriage of proto-punk, garage, '80s synth, and new wave, the dynamic, high energy band previously released the OWOWOWOW ep and album, Raw Wave. They also play at 2pm today at Riot Fest in Chicago.

Stuart Sikes (The White Stripes, Rocket From The Crypt) produced the upcoming album. SPB also wrote up their live show in our Fest 17 coverage.

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Cunts join Ipecac

Posted Sept. 8, 2019, 9:56 a.m.
Cunts join Ipecac

photo by Anthony Mehlhaff

Comprised of members of Dead Cross, Qu, and more, Cunts have officially announced its debut record on Ipecac Recordings.

Based out of Los Angeles and featuring Michael Crain (Dead Cross/Retox) and Matt Cronk (Qui), the self-titled debut will release on Nov. 1.

Cronk speaks of the group's origins:

Everyone in the band has known each other for a long time, we are all friends. The band actually started as a joke on a group thread,” explains guitar player Crain. “We were reminiscing about early Cows, Jesus Lizard and Die Kreuzen performances and how organically dangerous and uncontrolled they were. That was our hugest source of inspiration for starting this band, to try and recreate that magic. A few of us have been in bands with each other before, so we already knew we had chemistry but as soon as we all got together to jam for the first time, we knew that this was going to be a fun project.

Listen to "A Hero's Welcome" here:

Cunts by Cunts
The full lineup is: drummer Kevin Avery (Retox/Planet B), guitar player Michael Crain (Dead Cross/Retox), singer Matt Cronk (Qui), bass player Keith Hendriksen (Virginia Reed), and guitar player Sterling Riley (Hepa.Titus). 
Cronk recently participated in SPB's What's That Noise? series.
Cunts track listing:
Ass to GrindDying to HitA Hero’s WelcomeCholos on AcidSeagullsCholos on PCPGoin’ Out West *He’s A LadySupervised VisitsYou Should See My Dad’sFail At FailureFuck You For Your ServiceThe Greater Good
* Tom Waits cover

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Bands Crossed Keys harkens '90s melodic punk

Posted Sept. 7, 2019, 11:44 a.m.

Crossed Keys harkens '90s melodic punk

photo by Brandi Adoff

A new group of familiar tri-state Philadelphia area musicians has teamed up for Crossed Keys' debut album, Saviors. The band includes members and former members of Kid Dynamite, Good Riddance, Kill theMan Who Questions, Zolof ...

Bands Team Dresch updates

Posted Aug. 26, 2019, 7:58 p.m.

Team Dresch updates

Team Dresch, who celebrate a series of 25th anniversary reissues this year, will also release a new 7" on Sept. 27. The 7" features the recent digital single "Your Hands My Pockets" plus b-side "Basket ...

Bands Omnigone pick up the Link 80 torch

Posted Aug. 25, 2019, 5:39 p.m.

Omnigone pick up the Link 80 torch

Hailing from the Bay Area, California, the Adam Davis-led Omnigone has announced its debut No Faith, out on Sept. 13 on Bad Time Records. Formerly of Link 80, Davis provides guitar/vocals in the band ...

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Bands Familiar faces form Big Scenic Nowhere

Posted Aug. 25, 2019, 12:58 p.m. in Bands by Loren

Familiar faces form Big Scenic Nowhere

Big Scenic Nowhere - Dying On The Mountain

A new psychedelic-stoner rock project featuring members of Yawning Man, Fu Manchu, and more has formed until the title of Big Scenic Nowhere. The collaborative ...

“Dying on the Mountain (Pt. 1) / Altered Ages / Dying on the Mountain (Pt. 2)”
Bob Balch - GuitarGary Arce - GuitarNick Oliveri - BassBill Stinson - DrumsPer Wiberg - KeysTony Reed - Vocals, KeysIan Graham - VocalsLisa Alley - VocalsJim Monroe - Percussion “Towards the Sun”Bob Balch - GuitarGary Arce - GuitarMario Lalli - BassBill Stinson - DrumsTony Reed - Vocals, KeysThomas Jäger - Vocals
(Download Hi-Res Artwork Here) Dying On The Mountain Track Listing:
Dying on the Mountain (Pt. 1) / Altered Ages / Dying on the Mountain (Pt. 2)Towards The Sun

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Bands Mike Watt and Todd Congelliere join forces for Round One

Posted Aug. 11, 2019, 9:04 p.m. in Bands by Loren

Mike Watt and Todd Congelliere join forces for Round One

A new project named Jumpstarted Plowhards has announced its debut, Round One, set for release on October 4 on Recess Records. The project is a ...

The album releases on 12" vinyl. 
SPB recently interviewed Congelliere about his Clown Sounds project.

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Bands Teenage Bottlerocket vs. Human Robots

Posted Aug. 9, 2019, 10:07 a.m. in Bands by Loren

Teenage Bottlerocket vs. Human Robots

photo by Jamy Cabre

A new 7" and the upcoming Fat Tour mark a busy fall for Teenage Bottlerocket. The band has a new split 7" titled Teenage Bottlerock ...

TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET TOUR DATES:
08 Aug in Zurich, Switzerland @ Dynamo 09 Aug in Tolmin, Slovenia @ Punk Rock Holiday 10 Aug in Hollabrunn, Austria @ Alter Schlachthof 
FAT TOUR 2019
30 Aug in Long Beach, CA @ Alex's Bar (Fat Tour w/ Mean Jeans, Clowns, & Jen Pop)31 Aug in Tempe, AZ @ Pub Rock Live (Fat Tour w/ Mean Jeans, Clowns, & Jen Pop)02 Sep in Harlingen, TX @ Hop Shop (Fat Tour w/ Mean Jeans, Clowns, & Jen Pop)03 Sep in Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (Fat Tour w/ Mean Jeans, Clowns, & Jen Pop)04 Sep in San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger (Fat Tour w/ Mean Jeans, Clowns, & Jen Pop)05 Sep in Austin, TX @ Barracuda (Fat Tour w/ Mean Jeans, Clowns, & Jen Pop)06 Sep in Fort Worth, TX @ MASS (Fat Tour w/ Mean Jeans, Clowns, & Jen Pop)07 Sep in Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street (Fat Tour w/ Mean Jeans, Clowns, & Jen Pop)08 Sep in Kansas City, KS @ Riot Room (Fat Tour w/ Mean Jeans, Clowns, & Jen Pop)09 Sep in St. Louis, MO @ Fubar (Fat Tour w/ Mean Jeans, Clowns, & Jen Pop)10 Sep in Omaha, NE @ Lookout Lounge (Fat Tour w/ Mean Jeans, Clowns, & Jen Pop)11 Sep in Green Bay, WI @ Lyric Room (Fat Tour w/ Mean Jeans, Clowns, & Jen Pop)21 Sep in Homestead, PA, US @ The Lots at Sandcastle - Punk In Drublic Fest01 Nov in Gainesville, FL, US @ FEST 2019 November 1st-3rd14 Nov in Osaka, Japan @ Fandango15 Nov in Nagoya, Japan @ Huck Finn16 Nov in Tokyo, Japan @ Koenji High17 Nov in Tokyo, Japan @ Koenji High18 Nov in Hiroshima, Japan @ Conquest19 Nov in Fukuoka, Japan @ Kieth FlackTrack Listing
1. Olivia Goes to Bolivia2. Everything to Me3. Step on 'Em All4. I Want to Hang Out With You

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Bands Big Nothing + the Dangers Of Love

Posted July 28, 2019, 9:48 a.m. in Bands by Loren

Big Nothing + the Dangers Of Love

photo by Jared Castaldi

In September, Philadelphia, PA-based Big Nothing will cross the pond for a UK tour with support from London's Dangers Of Love. Both bands feature ...

Tour dates:
19 SEPTEMBER London Paper Dress Vintage20 SEPTEMBER Brighton The Richmond21 SEPTEMBER Sheffield TBA22 SEPTEMBER Leeds Wharf Chambers (Matinee)23 SEPTEMBER Glasgow 13th Note24 SEPTEMBER Manchester Peer Hat25 SEPTEMBER Newport Le Pub26 SEPTEMBER Bristol The Exchange (Basement)
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Pictured: Big Nothing

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Bands Street Sects in Europe, Dälek remix

Posted July 27, 2019, 11:29 a.m. in Bands by Loren

Street Sects in Europe, Dälek remix

photo by Mike Manewitz

Street Sects will soon play the Cold Waves Festival in Chicago, followed by heading to Europe where they will share the stage with artists including ...


STREET SECTS, ON U.S. TOUR:
August 17 Austin, TX @ Carousel Lounge ^September 22 Chicago, IL @ Metro (Cold Waves)EUROPE
15 October Tilburg, NL @ Hall of Fame *17 October Aarhus, DK @ TAPE *18 October Copenhagen, DK @ Mayhem *19 October Jonkoping, SE @ Schenen Sofiehof Underjord *20 October Gothenburg, SE @ Musikens Hus *21 October Malmo, SE @ Plan B *22 October Berlin, DE @ Urban Spress *24 October Gdansk, PL @ Drizzly Grizzly *25 October Lodz, PL @ DOM26 October Vienna, AT @ GrillX27 October Budapest, HU @ Aurora28 October Zagreb, HR @ KSET **30 October Prague, CZ @ Cross Club **^ Pinkish Black* w/ Trepaneringsritualen** w/ Imperial Black Unit
 

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Bands New Strung Out video and tour dates

Posted July 21, 2019, 4:22 p.m. in Bands by Loren

With a new record out soon, Strung Out have unveiled a David Lynch-inspired video directed by vocalist Jascon Cruz for the song "Under the Western ...


Tour dates:
09/18 - Crowbar - Tampa, FL09/19 - The Wooly - FYF - Gainesville, FL09/20 - Respectable Street - West Palm Beach, FL09/21 - 1904 Music Hall - Jacksonville, FL09/22 - The Earl - Atlanta, GA09/24 - Reggie’s 42nd St. Tavern - Wilmington, NC09/25 - The Bunker Brewpub - Virginia Beach, VA09/26 - Ottobar - Baltimore, MD09/27 - Asbury Lanes - Asbury Park, NJ09/28 - Le Poisson Rouge - NYC, NY09/29 - Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA10/01 - Port City Music Hall - Portland, ME10/02 - Club Soda - Montreal, QC, Canada10/03 - La Source - Quebec City, QC, Canada10/04 - The 27 Club - Ottawa, ON, Canada10/05 - The Opera House - Toronto, ON, Canada10/06 - Rum Runners - London, ON, Canada10/08 - The Crafthouse Stage & Grill - Pittsburgh, PA10/09 - Small’s - Detroit, MI10/10 - Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL10/11 - Turf Club - St. Paul, MN10/12 - The Waiting Room - Omaha, NE10/13 - Gothic Theatre - Englewood, CO10/31 - Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR11/01 - Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC, Canada11/02 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA11/03 - The Olympic - Boise, ID11/04 - Metro Music Hall - Salt Lake City, UT11/08 - Three Links - Dallas, TX11/09 - House Of Rock - Corpus Christi, TX11/10 - Come and Take It Live - Austin, TX11/12 - Pub Rock Live - Scottsdale, AZ11/13 - Dive Bar - Las Vegas, NV11/14 - Irenic - San Diego, CA11/15 - Soho Club - Santa Barbara, CA11/16 - Holy Diver - Sacramento, CA11/17 - Slim’s - San Francisco, CA11/19 - Strummer’s - Fresno, CA11/20 - The Siren - Morro Bay, CA11/21 - American Legion - Lancaster, CA11/22 - Garden Amphitheatre - Garden Grove, CA11/23 - El Rey Theatre - Los Angeles, CA

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Bands Cro-Mags are back

Posted July 7, 2019, 5:21 p.m. in Bands by Loren

Cro-Mags are back

Cro-Mags, fronted by bassist Harley Flanagan, have a new single coming via Victory Records -- it's the first new music in 20 years from the ...

Cro-Mags Tour Dates with MisfitsSept 7 - Denver, CO - Fiddler's Green Amphitheater *Sept 11 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena*Sept 14 - Seattle, WA - White River Amphitheater *Headlining European Tour w/ Red Death
Sept 27 - Essen, Germany - Turock Sept 28 - Limburg, Belgium - Limburg Hardcore Fest Sept 29 - London, United Kingdom - Underworld Sept 30 - Paris, France - Gibus Oct 01 - Stuttgart, Germany @ De Keller KlubOct 02 - Prague, Czech Rep @ Futurum Oct 03 - Budapest, Hungary @ Hu Dürer KertOct 04 - Graz, Austria @ Explosiv Oct 05 - Leipzig, Germany @ Naumanns Oct 06 - Berlin, Germany @ Musik & Frieden
Oct 17 - Las Vegas, NV - The Bunkhouse

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