As you may recall, Transistor Transistor recently had to cancel a number of tour dates after one of their members contracted appendicitis. The band had originally planned to keep us posted with a diary of their wacky touring adventures, but the exploding internal organ problem led to them instead documenting their wacky hospital adventure.
So, without further ado.
Continue reading Interviews: Transistor Transistor document their hospital adventure for us
Alkaline Trio have launched the (real, official) first video from their major label debut. The record is titled Agony and Irony and is due out tomorrow, July 01, 2008.
The video is through MTV so it is US-only.
Continue reading Alkaline Trio: “Help Me (Official)”
Dillinger Four and Scared of Chaka will headline the Punk Showcase of the Forward Music Fest on Saturday, September 20th in Madison, Wisconsin. The venue is currently TBA, but will likely be one of the smaller all-ages venues downtown. From the Forward Music Fest website & a Isthmus Daily Page Forum poster:
Dillinger Four headlines the big all-ages punk rock Saturday matinee show at a venue Along with Dillinger 4, the event will include Things Fall Apart, Brutal Knights from Toronto, Star Fucking Hipsters the newest addition to the Fat Wreck Chords stable of punk rock powerhouses. It is a new band led by Sturgeon of NYC’s Leftover Crack and Chocking Victim. And finally a very special reunion set by Scared of Chaka from Albuquerque who broke up in 2001 and are picking Madison to play one of their four reunion shows in 2008.
Other acts include Neko Case, Bob Mould, Killdozer, the Detroit Cobras, and many other local acts.
Continue reading Scared of Chaka, Dillinger Four headline punk matinee at Forward Music Fest
Killswitch Engage have launched a brand new merch store and to celebrate this new endeavour, they want to give away a bunch of merch in what we’re calling the “Killswitch Engage Merch Bonanza” mainly because “bonanza” is an awesome word.
Continue reading Contests: Killswitch Engage Merch Bonanza
Unlike the US equivalent law, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act which passed unanimously, Canadian politicians have been far more vocal and critical of the much criticized Bill C-61.
Continue reading Canadian politicians slam new copyright law
City and Colour have posted the new video from their 2008 album, Bring Me Your Love. The video was directed by Vincent Morisset and includes Gordon Downie of Canada’s Tragically Hip.
Continue reading City and Color: “Sleeping Sickness”
Joliet, IL’s Ryan’s Hope has taken a cue from a few modern bands and recorded a short documentary about the making of their new album. The band released the Chaos EP this year on the Internets, with details available here
Continue reading Ryan’s Hope post studio documentary
While on their ongoing tour, The Ergs! will be joining None More Black for the second of their reunion shows.
The band will be on the road for six weeks hitting stops throughout the continental US.
Continue reading The Ergs added to None More Black reunion show
Randy have posted a brief update on their plans for a new record:
Thank you all that came to the West coast riot show. It was superfun to play again and to meet up with some long lost friends. We actually played 1 new song and we have another one made as well. Both songs no longer than 2 minutes each. Thats the way we like it right? Hopefully we will make 14 more in the next couple of months and get in the studio to record them.
The band released Randy the Band in 2006.
Continue reading Randy updates on recording plans
The Bronx have posted another song from one of their recently announced records. This song comes from the band “Mariachi” album.
Continue reading The Bronx: “PR Rules”
All-American Rejects have announced that they will be releasing the follow up to 2005’s Move Along this fall, on September 16, 2008.
The album follows the band’s lengthy hiatus which began in 2006. In that time, some members of the band collaborated with Ben Weasel on his latest solo album, These Ones Are Bitter.
Continue reading All-American Rejects plan September release
While we normally shy away from posting about sales, the combination of the album itself and the price makes this one worth mentioning. For today, Amazon is selling the digital version of the Ramones‘ classic Rocket to Russia for just $1.99.
Surprisingly, we don’t have a review of said album, so go buy it and write us a review.
Continue reading The Ramones: “Rocket to Russia” for two bucks
Gallows have posted the first update on their recording plans. The band will be recording with GGGarth beginning in September.
So seeing as it feels like we released Orchestra Of Wolves back in the 19th century, we thought we’d give you a little update on what’s happening with the new record. We’ve been writing for the last few weeks and have about a dozen tracks that we feel could go on the album so far. BUT… we also plan to write a whole load more before we begin recording so this album is going to be all Killer no Filler.
Recording is scheduled to begin on September 1st with the producer GGGarth Richardson who’s worked with legendary bands like Rage Against The Machine, Melvins & Red Hot Chili Peppers. We’re really excited to begin recording and we hope to have the record released worldwide in February 2009. So it’s a little while off yet but will be worth the wait!!
The record will follow their successful debut, Orchestra of Wolves.
Continue reading Gallows to hit the studio in September