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DOA's Joe Keithley elected to city council

Posted Nov. 2, 2018, 10:23 p.m.
DOA's Joe Keithley elected to city council

D.O.A.'s Joe Keithley has won a seat on the Burnaby city council and will serve on one of eight seats. Having run for other political offices in the past, Keithley placed eigth in the recent election and will represent the Green Party. Burnaby is a city just outside of Vancouver.

Besides his political accomplishment, Keithley's long-running band D.O.A. last released Fight Back (Sudden Death Records) and will be playing shows along the US West Coast in November and December.

DOA FINAL 2018 US TOUR DATES:Thursday, November 15th - Luckys, Eugene, OR w/ MDCFriday, November 16th - Domino Room, Bend, OR w/ MDCSaturday, November 17th - El Corazon, Seattle,WA w/MDCSunday, November 18th - Slim's, San Francisco, CAFriday, December 7th - Dante's, Portland, OR w/ MDCSaturday, December 8th - The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA - Adolescents, D.O.A, and CH3Sunday, December 9th - CA - TBC

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Sydney Festival returns for 2019

Posted Oct. 28, 2018, 2:30 p.m.

The annual Sydney Festival is due to return from 9th-27th January 2019, including theatre performances, art installations and a diverse musical lineup including:

Orquesta Akokán, a 13-piece mambo band direct from Cuba; South African neo-soul singer and queer icon Nakhane; American art-pop composer Julia Holter; Ethio-jazz musician Mulatu Astatke and the free festival concert Sydney Symphony Under The Stars.

There are also exclusive performances of Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho's work, Neneh Cherry's Four Tet-produced album and much more. Visit the official site for more information and the full program.

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Music News Kathleen Hanna and Tees 4 Togo

Posted Oct. 21, 2018, 11:12 a.m.

Kathleen Hanna and Tees 4 Togo

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Kathleen Hanna (The Julie Ruin, Bikini Kill), has launched a new t-shirt line featuring celebrity art/images as a charitable fundraiser for sending girls to school in Togo. One hundred percent of profits from the ...

Music News Vulgar Display of Purring awareness program launched

Posted June 10, 2018, 2:05 p.m.

Vulgar Display of Purring awareness program launched

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A new non-profit initiative named And Justice For Paws... was recently launched by Bob Legowe, co-owner of Brutal Panda Records. The initiative will raise money and awareness for domestic and wild cats, all with a ...

Music News Justin Pearson lyric book on the way

Posted May 19, 2018, 11 a.m.

Justin Pearson lyric book on the way

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Three One G has opened pre-orders for The Race to Zero, a collection of lyrics and other creative prose from Justin Pearson over the years. Pearson, who shared some of his wordsmithery with SPB in ...

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Music News New book on MC5 by bassist Michael Davis

Posted May 5, 2018, 11:02 a.m. in Music News by Loren

New book on MC5 by bassist Michael Davis

I Brought Down The MC5 by Michael Davis

Cleopatra Records has released a new book titled I Brought Down The MC5, written by bassist Michael Davis. The 350-page memoir covers the band's ...

Music News Taste da ruckus - Wu-Tang Clan launch their own vodka

Posted March 28, 2018, 10:17 p.m. in Music News by T

Taste da ruckus - Wu-Tang Clan launch their own vodka

Coinciding with Wu Tang Clan’s 25th anniversary, hip hop super group channels its alchemy in liquid form: With H2O sources from the mountain glacier ...

To celebrate the occasion, the launch will be graced with performances by Jay Sean, Timomatic, Nino Brown, Troy T, Suite Az and a fashion showcase on Friday, 18 April in Sydney at Max Watts.

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Music News Miguel Chen (Teenage Bottlerocket) authors book

Posted March 19, 2018, 8:05 p.m. in Music News by Loren

Miguel Chen (Teenage Bottlerocket) authors book

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Miguel Chen, bassist of Teenage Bottlerocket (Fat Wreck Chords), has announced the release of a new book with Rod Meade Sperry, titled I Wanna Be ...

Editor's note: This was revised to on April 2 to reflect that this is Chen's first book, not his second.

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Music News Bloodshot and Southern Lord partner with Table-Turned

Posted Nov. 19, 2017, 10:02 a.m. in Music News by Loren

Bloodshot and Southern Lord partner with Table-Turned

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Table-Turned record subscription service has added Southern Lord and Bloodshot Records to their service. The subscription sends a new record to each month based on ...

Music News Recording James Tenney's Changes: 64 Studies for 6 Harps

Posted Nov. 5, 2017, 10:13 a.m. in Music News by Loren

Musician Adrian Tenney (Badlands, ex-Spokenest and Gods Equals Genocide) is working on a project to record a piece of music composed by her late father ...

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Music News Punks in Vegas releases fundraising comp

Posted Oct. 9, 2017, 7:05 p.m. in Music News by Loren

Punks in Vegas releases fundraising comp

Vegas Strong: A Benefit from Punks in Vegas

Punks in Vegas announced Vegas Strong today, a charity compilation with over 100 bands. On sale for $5, the digital compilation will donate 100% of ...

Music News Houston bands release benefit comp post Hurricane Harvey

Posted Sept. 23, 2017, 2:40 p.m. in Music News by Loren

Houston bands release benefit comp post Hurricane Harvey

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Earlier this month, fifteen Houston artists came together for the digital benefit release Making Waves: A Benefit Compiltation For Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey. Including ...

Omotai's A Ruined Oak will be reissued on Tofu Carnage on Oct. 6. The band is also playing live in correlation to the reissue.
OMOTAI Tour Dates:9/29/2017 Sunshine Bar - Arlington, TX9/30/2017 The Blue Note - Oklahoma City, OK10/01/2017 Streets Of London - Denver, CO10/03/2017 TBA - Kalispell, MT10/04/2017 Mootsy's Tavern - Spokane, WA10/05/2017 The Black Lodge - Seattle, WA10/06/2017 Le Voyeur - Olympia, WA10/07/2017 Jub Jub's Thirst Parlor - Reno, NV10/08/2017 Hemlock Tavern - San Francisco, CA10/09/2017 Blacklight District Lounge - Long Beach, CA10/10/2017 TBA - San Diego, CA10/11/2017 Yucca Tap Room - Phoenix, AZ10/12/2017 Burt's Tiki Lounge - Albuquerque, NM10/13/2017 Depot District Oyster Bar - Lubbock, TX10/14/2017 Faust - San Antonio, TX

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