The King Khan & BBQ Show (North America)

The King Khan and BBQ Show The The King Khan and BBQ Show have announced fall tour dates in the US and Canada in support of their new full length Invisible Girl. The garage rock duo of Mark Sultan and King Khan (of King Khan and the Shrines) will kick off with an appearance at the Scion Garage Fest in Portland, OR on October 17th along side Roky Erikson of 13th Floor Elevators and the reunion of Toronto’s legendary Deadly Snakes as well as the Dirtbombs, Black Lips, Jay Reatard, the Spits, the Nice Boys and many others.

Invisible Girl hits stores on November 3rd via In The Red in the US and Paper Bag Records in Canada. Both Khan and BBQ are also members of the The Almighty Defenders alongside the Black Lips. That band has their self-titled debut due for September 22nd on Vice.
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Schedule for FYF with Converge, Lucero, F*cked Up, Nobunny, Thermals, No Age

The schedule has been announced for the upcoming FYF Fest set for this weekend. Among the bands performing are Black Lips, Converge, Darker My Love, Dillinger Escape Plan, Fucked Up, Grabass Charlestons, Har Mar Superstar, Japanther, Lightning Bolt, Lucero, Mika Miko, No Age, Nobunny, Carbonas, The Thermals, Times New Viking, Torche and many others.

The event will take place September 5th, 2009 at Los Angeles Historic State Park.

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Trailer for “Killing Joke: The Death and Resurrection Show”

The trailer has been posted a new documentary about Killing Joke. The film was put together by New Zealand’s ILC Productions, Jaz Coleman and British independent Coffee Films. The producers explained the film:

It follows Czech journalist Jana Trzilova’s investigation into the turbulent musical history of the band that influenced Nirvana, Nine Inch Nails, Metallica, Soundgarden, Korn, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Faith No More, The Cult and many more. Jana follows the trail of Killing Joke and charismatic frontman Jaz Coleman from Czechoslavakia to Iona and on to Glastonbury Tor, Egypt, Iceland, the Nazca Lines in Peru and New Zealand. Discovering a web of mysticism, numerology, white heat experiments, a recording session in the heart of the Great Pyramid, occult rituals and prophecy she discovers more than she ever imagined.

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Constellation Records to launch MP3/Poster bundles

Commencing this fall, with new releases by Vic Chesnutt, Evangelista and Do Make Say Think, Constellation will for the first time make MP3 versions of the albums available directly from its own webshop. The label’s direct MP3 orders will be bundled with a limited edition, release-specific poster made especially for this purpose (and for inclusion in first pressings of the label’s deluxe vinyl editions). Each poster will be printed using some combination of special printing techniques and fine recycled papers. Posters purchased as part of the MP3 bundle will be rolled and shipped in tubes.

Constellation is also introducing ‘first pressings’ of their 180 gram vinyl. First pressings will come with the limited edition poster – folded once and inserted in the LP jacket alongside the other album inserts the label would normally provide in its generally artwork-intensive vinyl editions. First pressings will also include a full CD copy of the album – uncompressed digital audio that the buyer can then extract, squeeze and squash as she sees fit.”
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Teenage Rehab confirms release date for “Let’s Be Enemies”

Teenage Rehab Paducah, Kentucky’s Teenage Rehab have confirmed a November 10th release date for their fourth full length Let’s Be Enemies on Jailhouse Records. The album will feature contributions by current and former The Queers members Joe Queer and Wimpy Rutherford, as well as Pink Lincolns‘ Chris Barrows. Joe Queer produced and engineered the record.

You can find music from the new record streaming at MySpace .
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Members of Akimbo, Tad, Black Elk performing Black Flag tribute

Akimbo Members of Akimbo, Tad and Black Elk are set to perform together in a pair of upcoming tribute shows celebrating Black Flag. The group will be playing 15 selections from Black Flag’s catalog, first on Friday, September the 11th at the Comet Tavern in Seattle, followed the next day by a show at Portland’s East End. Android Hero and Spirit of Radio will open both days.

Akimbo last released Jersey Shores in 2008.
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Grant Hart (Husker Du) announces “Hot Wax”

Hüsker Dü drummer Grant Hart has announced his first solo album in a decade. The record is titled Hot Wax and is due out October 6, 2009. Joining Hart on the disc is a diverse cast of musicians from Godspeed You Black Emperor, Silver Mt. Zion, and Rank Strangers with the tracks being recorded in both Montreal and Minneapolis. Hart explains:

The song ‘Narcissus, Narcissus’ is my first attempt at combining ancient Greek mythology and American rock-a-billy. By merging those influences with an ice cream truck atmosphere I think I have found a style that defines this period of my career. ‘You’re the Reflection of the Moon on the Water’ is one of the most organic rock and roll songs that I have ever written. It’s style owes a lot to my devotion for Patti Smith.

Hart’s former Hüsker Dü bandmate Bob Mould released his latest solo album, Life and Times, earlier this year on Anti- Records.
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Chris Chasse (Nations Afire)

With members of such notable acts as Ignite, Rise Against and Death By Stereo rounding out their line-up, Nations Afire‘s polished blend of punk, rock and hardcore is no accident. This underground super group (which released their first EP The Uprising in April) is poised to do great things. Punknews interviewer Jason Epstein recently exchanged e-mails with Nations Afire guitarist Chris Chasse. They discussed upcoming plans for the bands first full length, touring and the DIY life.

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Fake Problems: It’s Great To Be Sheppards Pie

Fake ProblemsAbout a month ago Punknews announced Food Not Songs, a cook book being published by us and Suburban Home Records. In the months leading up to the book Punknews will be publishing weekly recipes, many of which will be available in the print edition.

This week’s recipe comes from Fake Problems‘ Derek Perry. The band recently released It’s Great to Be Alive. Rather than showing you a few old pictures of the recipe, the band has produced a short video documenting how to do it yourself. Why not pick up the record and have a great meal with it?

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Win tickets to see Owen with a full band

Owen On September 18th, Owen, the project from Mike Kinsella of American Football, Cap’n Jazz and countless others will be performing with a full band for the first (and possibly last) time. Owen’s live lineup will feature Bob Nanna of Braid and Hey Mercedes, Nate Kinsella of Joan of Arc and Make Believe. It all takes place at the Beat Kitchen in Chicago

To celebrate, Mike and his label, Polyvinyl Records, would like to give away free passes to the show as well as some special vinyl and CD packages to three winners.
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