Travis Criscola of The Cute Lepers passed away yesterday. His bandmates wrote this:
Early the morning of March 28, in Cincinnati our friend and band-mate Travis Criscola passed away in his sleep. He was 24. Travis was guitarist in the Cute Lepers for the last six months. We’re gonna really miss him. We feel that it’s appropriate and absolutely not in bad taste to disclose the cause of death of our friend. Travis combined alcohol and pills, then went to sleep and never woke up. It was an accident.
Travis was not any kind of a habitual drug user. I’m a man who has left drugs and alcohol alone for over a decade and I just wont work with people who are mixed up with narcotics. It is rare to find a rock n’ roll musician in his early twenties who doesn’t get caught up in hitting the bars and going to parties on tour, and Trav was just one of those ones who made a really bad decision. He naively took some type of pills on top of the beer he was drinking and that’s it.
You can read the entire announcement here.
Punknews.org offers our deepest condolences to his friends and family.
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Our interviewer extraordinaire sat down with sub6 of hubris to delve into his innermost thoughts on Quake Wars, MS Paint and a whole host of other topics.
We’ve posted some new reviews. You can check them out below:
- Riverboat Gamblers – Underneath the Owl
- This Town Needs Guns – Animals
- Morrissey – live in Philadelphia
- Red Fang – Red Fang
- Blake Miller – Burn Tape
- Various – An Incestival: A Gathering of Orlando’s Worst [7 inch]
- Arms Aloft – Comfort at Any Cost [7 inch]
- Drew Danburry – This Could Mean Trouble, You Don’t Speak for the Club
- Atmosphere – When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold
- Stab-Outs – First Try
The Lemonheads have announced their signing to The End Records and also detailed the long-delayed covers album first promised in 2006. As originally announced, will feature covers of Wire, Leonard Cohen, Christina Aguilera, Fuckemos and more. Guest performances include vocals from actress Liv Tyler on Leonard Cohen’s “Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye,” and model Kate Moss guests on Arling & Cameron’s “Dirty Robot.”
The record, titled Varshons, is due out June 23, 2009 and as
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Spinnerette, the project from remnants of the Distillers – frontwoman Brody Dalle and guitarist Tony Bevilacqua – have announced their debut full length. The record follows the band’s debut digital EP, Ghetto Love. The self-titled album is due out June 2, 2009.
The Distillers last released Coral Fang in 2003 and fell apart in the years following.
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Prior to the release of their forthcoming album, Taking Back Sunday will be releasing a vinyl single for the track “Carpathia” to coincide with Record Store Day on April 18, 2009. The two song single will feature the live recording of “Catholic Knees” on the b-side.
Taking Back Sunday will release their next full length, New Again, on June 2, 2009.
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You can check out some music on their myspace page.
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Our stream today comes from Hartford, CT-based Make Do and Mend. We’ve got a stream of the band’s EP, Bodies of Water.
You can check it out on their Punknews.org Profile
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The bands join a lineup which includes Banner Pilot, Boris The Sprinkler, Dead Mechanical, Dear Landlord, Deep Sleep, Dillinger Four, Kepi Ghoulie, Lemuria, Parasites, Resistors, Secretions, Short Attention, Squirtgun, Teen Idols, The Challenged, The Copyrights, The Dopamines, The Leftovers, The Max Levine Ensemble, The Steinways, The Unlovables and Toys That Kill.
Check out the full lineup and more details here. More bands are expected soon.
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Updates to Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The specific changes include:
- Added a smoke flare delay when using the Magnetic Singularity support power.
- The IFV base defense is now more vulnerable to cannon damage.
- If a King Oni uses his bull rush secondary ability while shrunk by a Cryocopter’s S.H.R.I.N.K. ray, the King Oni will now explode on impact.
- In multiplayer matches, Allied and Soviet players may now dock their aircraft at any friendly airfield, regardless of faction, to refuel and reload.
User Interface Enhancements
- Added the ability for hosts to select a random tournament map when playing in a custom match with 2 or 4 players. Players will see the Random Map option on the Map Selection list.
- Added a community news window that is displayed on game launch. This window can be disabled by selecting âDo Not Show Againâ on the news window.
- Added a Spanish multiplayer lobby.
- Units will no longer occasionally animate incorrectly when crossing a bridge.
- The Striker VX and King Oni now correctly animate when powered down by an EMP attack.
- Fixed an exploit that allowed players to create health, money, or veterancy crates.
- Fixed a crash caused by saving while a Magnetic Singularity was active on the map.
- Added additional Mod support to Red Alert 3.
- Updated the credits.