Talib Kweli, Two Gallants, Black Angels, Matt and Kim and more. The shows will take place on June 11-15 while the showing of Showgirls will happen on May 14th. There’s a Google Calendar of the events here: Noise for the Needy Calendar.
The beneficiary this year will be Urban Rest Stop, an organization that “provides a clean, safe and welcoming facility where individuals and families can come and use restrooms, shower and laundry facilities.” The usefulness of such facilities is hard to place a value on, given that in 2007 41% of homeless individuals were part of “homeless families”.
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Glassjaw guitarist and songwriter Beck recently spoke to Verse One and discusses the band, future projects and takes a moment to dig into Gym Class Heroes:
I didn’t know drugs justified being an awesome karaoke singer. Those dudes don’t write songs. Aren’t they all borrowed? If homeboy is crediting drugs for that shit, pass me a glass of milk and a fucking apple.
More importantly, Beck discusses the long-rumoured Glassjaw album and much more. You can read it here.
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Soul Control has announced the departure of vocalist Matt Amore, for undisclosed reasons. Taking his place will be current Achilles vocalist and former How We Are frontman Rory Vangrol.
The band made the announcement via a Blogspot posting, where they also mention that they have all the music written for their first official full-length, which will be recorded in the summer and released in the fall. Three tours are booked for the summer as well.
Vangrol’s first show with the band will be June 1st in their hometown of Providence, RI, with details forthcoming.
The change is an interesting one, as Amore’s arguably gravelly, forceful delivery has been described as “slightly rough spoken yells — think Hot Water Music with more force,” whereas Vangrol was once noted as “[roaring] like he was Aaron Turner’s [of Isis] brother.”
The band last released a compilation of 7″s with new material in 2007 titled Involution. Achilles, who released Hospice in 2007, broke a period of inactivity with a weekend tour earlier this year, though they’ve remained silent since.
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Washington DC’s Joe Lally, bassist for the highly influential and currently on indefinite hiatusFugazi. will be heading out on a US tour through the month of May. He will be backed by Ricardo Lagomasino of Capillary Action on drums and Jonathon Morris of DC Improvisers Collective on guitar.
There to Here was released in 2006, and Nothing is Underrated came out last year, both on Dischord Records.
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The Pink Spiders have posted a new b-side and several other tracks from their upcoming album, Sweat It Out. The record is due out in the Spring and is their second major label full length and follow up to 2006’s Teenage Graffiti.
You can check out the songs on their myspace page.
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Rochester, NY’s Sakes Alive!! will be hitting the studio to record four songs. The three original tunes will be appearing on the band’s upcoming debut 7″ to be released on Barrett Records based out of Syracuse, NY. The fourth song will be a cover of Kid Dynamite’s “Living Daylights” for the upcoming tribute compilation to be released by Copper Lung Records.
The band released Presents in 2007.
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Long-running industrial/progressive act Controlled Bleeding has unveiled plans to release a special compilation covering the band’s early punk era. Though the group eventually moved into a more electronic direction, the band’s early 1978-1982 era was more informed by the first wave of New York City punk bands like The Dictators, Dead Boys, the Ramones and progressive acts like King Crimson, Mahavishnu Orchestra and Henry Cow.
The tracks were selected by frontman Paul Lemos. The record is titled Before the Quiet and is due out June 10, 2008.
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Paper & Plastick Records‘ Vinnie Fiorello recent spoke to pastepunk.com about the long-awaited record from The Explosion. The label will be releasing the band’s final recording, Bury Me Standing which follows their sole major label release, Black Tape.
sounds like a cross between the last two records (Flash Flash Flash and Black Tape) with a few curveballs thrown in there reaching out of the box. It has the hyperactivity of Flash Flash Flash, that I absolutely love. There’s about half the record that has that all out abandon and then the other half moves out from that.
Here’s the thing about Black Tape, I think Black Tape would have been great, but it seemed very smooth for a band that should not be very smooth. That’s the only complaint that I had with it. The songs, as for the length of it, it’s far from me to tell someone how to write a song, but as a listener, do I think punk rock songs should be two minutes long? Yeah, I do. No doubt about that. But, I like THE EXPLOSION when THE EXPLOSION are being THE EXPLOSION, you know what I mean? It’s all out abandon, you can feel the energy even in a studio records. Half of Bury Me Standing is like that.
I can tell you that there are some curveballs, but I’m proud to release the record, I think if you’re a fan of THE EXPLOSION, you’ll dig it.
You can find some more about the album and label here.
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Rushing this in before work. Hoorah.
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Texas-based pop punk act Dynamite Boy have announced a second reunion show on June 7, 2008, at the Red Eye Fly in Austin, Texas. This will be preceded by their reunion show from last Saturday (April 26th) at Emo’s in Austin, Texas, which was their first in three years from the band’s final show in April of 2005.
The show coincides with the band’s new digital-only rarities compilation, Time Flies. Despite the additional shows, there is no definite indication of whether the band will do a full scale tour or begin writing a new album. Dynamite Boy last released Dynamite Boy in 2004.
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New Found Glory and their alter-egos, International Superheroes of Hardcore have announced a record release show to celebrate the release of their new Bridge 9 releases, Tip of the Iceberg / Takin’ It Ova!.
The show takes place on Monday, May 19th in Los Angeles, CA at Safari Sam’s on 5214 Sunset Blvd.
You can buy tickets here.
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