The split CD is entitled “Beijing To Boston” and will be available via Bad News Records on February 20th. The vinyl will see a release via Springman Records soon after. Dicky Barrett (Mighty Mighty Bosstones) and Marc Orrell (Dropkick Murphys) make special appearances on the Brain Failure tracks. You can check out Brain Failure’s “City Junk” and Big D’s “Digging In Your Nails” here.
I recently spoke with Benjamin Kowalewicz, frontman of Canada’s own Billy Talent. By all accounts, Billy Talent live an interesting life; in Canada, they are full-fledged rock stars, winning major music awards and fawned over by mainstream news and music outlets like few others. Yet in America, they’re a relatively new band, still building steam on their two full length albums, Billy Talent II and Billy Talent.
Chung Ho Records has posted some videos from the now defunct popular Canadian punk band Belvedere. They were filmed on a Dominican television show in March of 2003.
Details about The Stooges‘ brand new record, titled The Weirdness have come in. The record will be released March 20 via Virgin Records. The album marks the seminal band’s first proper release in almost 34 years.
This album features three of the four original band members – Iggy Pop, guitarist Ron Asheton and drummer Scott Asheton, and the ex-Minutemen and fIREHOSE bassist Mike Watt fills in the final spot.
The band will start touring in support of the album this spring. Along the way are plans to stop for a peformance at this year’s South by Southwest festival in Austin, TX on March 17th.
Wisam Alshaibi and Billy Joe Bailey, both formerly of The Blackout Pact have announced plans to tour the Middle East – including Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, and Egypt – to shoot a documentary about punk and skateboarding .
A lot of the kids in these country’s have been defined by stuff that doesn’t matter to them, Religion, Ethnicity, Religious Sect, etc – all stuff that isn’t up to them, all things that limit them…
I remember when I was young, I had punk rock and skateboarding to protect, to make me a part of something that was bigger than me, something that didn’t care that I was Iraqi, something that made me friends..
For more information, you can visit Wisam’s myspace page.
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The list includes Punk in Drublic, Milo Goes to College, Big Black, Double Nickels on the Dime, Operation Ivy, Stiff Little Fingers, and more actually fairly represent both some of the earliest bands (Ramones, Clash, Richard Hell) and more recent and American acts who are frequently left off.
Besides Geoff, the band features Daryl Palumbo of Glassjaw/Head Automatica, Chree from the Number 12 Looks Like You and Kiss It Goodbye’s Eric Cooper. Palumbo described it as a “blast-beat-riddled grindcore band” back in 2005. Geoff had this to say about the current status:
We were supposed to record before we started this tour but my grandmother died on the last few days of the Rise Against tour so I needed to go home and deal with family stuff. We have a solid lineup and we have seven or eight songs written. We’re gonna write a few more and put the record out later this year. It’s going to take a little more planning because everyone is so busy. We lost a big block of time that we could have worked on it and the Glassjaw tour was so last minute and that also took away from time that we could have spent on it.
Thursday most recently released A City by the Light Divided.
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The band is the new project from Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz), Paul Simonon (The Clash), Simon Tong (The Verve), Tony Allen (Fela Kuti) and producer Danger Mouse.
The tracklisting has been announced for the Leftover Crack/Citizen Fish split CD entitled Deadline. Citizen Fish recorded 5 original songs along with their cover of LoC’s “Clear Channel Fuck Off” and Choking Victim’s “Money”.
Leftover Crack contributed 6 new songs and 2 covers, one being a Subhumans song and the other being a CItizen Fish song. Special guests on the record include Jello Biafra and M.D.C.’s Dave Dictor.
Along with the tracklisting, Fat posted the Leftover Crack song ” …And Out Comes the N-Bomb!” which you can download here
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Warped Tour has added three more bands to this years line-up in the form of the Spill Canvas, Boys Like Girls, and the Vandals. Both the Spill Canvas and Boys Like Girls will be featured on the entire tour, while the Vandals will only play the first four shows.
The dates for the tour were posted earlier this month.
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