Jerry Only to host Sirius-XM radio on Halloween

Jerry Only of The Misfits will be hosting Sirius-XM’s Faction channel all day on Halloween, this Saturday. Only has promised to cut in once or more an hour to “spin creepy cuts, share brief anecdotes and hand out Halloween ear candy”, as well as playing both tracks from the Misfits’ new single, Land of the Dead.

The channel can be found on Sirius at Channel 28 or on XM at Channel 52.
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The Measure (SA)

The Measure [SA] New Jersey’s The Measure [SA] have cranked out 14 releases of insanely catchy punk rock since 2005, most recently appearing on a four way split 7″ with Dead Mechanical, Pretty Boy Thorson, and Basement Black on Traffic Stop Records called How To Thrash a Million. They head out October 21st with the Gaslight Anthem, Murder By Death, and the Loved Ones for a short tour on their way down to this year’s Fest in Gainesville, Florida.

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Farewell Continental EP available for free download today

Paper and Plastick has made the debut EP from Farewell Continental available for free download today only and ending at midnight EST. The mysterious shoegaze supergroup hails from Minneapolis, MN and features members of other bands you’ve probably heard of, but that we won’t disclose here for the sake of maintaining the mystery and covering our own asses. Try Google.

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Lemuria changes lineup, plans new material

Lemuria Lemuria has officially announced the departure of bassist Jason Draper via their Facebook page, and has plans for new material on the horizon:

“Lemuria is still a trio! Jason doesn’t play with us anymore, but our friend Kyle has been playing with us for the past shows and will be playing with us at Fest as well! Hopefully he’ll end up being a permanent addition to the band! Just wanted to post that because a lot of people have asked us if we’re playing the upcoming shows as a duo. Nope! … Working on new songs, can’t wait to get them ready to play live!”

The band last released Get Better in 2008. Draper continues to play in Failures’ Union, whose full-length In What Way is streaming at their page.
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Vinyl Vlog announce “Save The Vinyl” for The Fest

Vinyl Vlog has announced a unique service they’re offering for attendees of this weekend’s Fest 8 in Gainesville, FL. The blog announced:

The idea [is] to provide record mailers to people who purchased records from any one of the number of Bands, Labels or Distros present. This would hopefully help SAVE YOUR VINYL from getting wrecked during the 100’s of different shows you’ll attend throughout the weekend.

Nick from is sponsoring the mailers. In addition each mailer will contain a compilation CD, 5 of which are special “Golden CDs” that entitle the owner to an additional prize package. The compilation includes a number of unreleased tracks, including material from Smoke or Fire and O Pioneers!!!.

You can find all the details, including a digital download of the compilation at Vinyl Vlog.
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Tom Gabel discusses “White Crosses” tracks, release plans

Against Me! Spin recently spoke with Against Me! frontman Tom Gabel about the band’s upcoming record White Crosses. In the interview Tom revealed some of the song titles from the Butch Vig produced record. Among the twelve tracks you’ll find “I Was a Teenage Anarchist,” “White Crosses,” “Suffocation,” “We’re Breaking Up,” “Spanish Moss,” “Bitter Divisions,” “Rapid Decompression,” and “Because of the Shame.” A release date has not yet been confirmed, but the band is hoping for an early March release with touring to follow (and warm up shows in Florida just prior). The full interview can be found at Spin.

The album is the follow up to 2008’s New Wave.
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X (California)

XLos Angeles punk veterans X have announced a handful of December tour dates in California. The band’s second “Merry Xmas” show takes place on December 19th in LA with guests Calexico. Dates in Sacramento and San Francisco to follow. Keeping with the holiday theme, the group recently convened at guitarist Billy Zoom’s studio to record their versions of the standards “Santa Claus is coming to Town” and “Jingle Bells.” Expect them to be available this Thanksgiving as a “digital 45.”

X has had a busy year. Frontman John Doe recently released his Country Club collaboration with Toronto’s The Sadies. Exene Cervenka was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, but regardless put out a new solo record Somewhere Gone on Bloodshot Records. The band performed at Coachella in April, England’s All Tomorrow’s Parties in May, and on an all-requests tour earlier this year.
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Leatherface (Canada)

Leatherface Leatherface has started to reveal the details of their upcoming Canadian tour. In February the influential UK band will play shows in Ontario and Quebec alongside bands like Fucked Up, Yesterday’s Ring, and Lemuria. Some of these dates are waiting to be confirmed so make sure you check back for full listings as we get closer to the new year.

The band’s last album, Dog Disco, was released in 2004. A new record on No Idea is expected in the near future.
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Suicide Machines to reunite for benefit show in November

The Suicide Machines We’ve received word that beloved Detroit ska-punk act the The Suicide Machines are getting back together for a benefit show in November. The band is reportedly playing November 5th at The Old Miami in their hometown alongside G-Had, The Cause, No Man and A-Gang. The show said to be a benefit for a “local activist,” but specific details haven’t crossed our desk yet.

The band last released War Profiteering Is Killing Us All in 2005 on SideOneDummy and split up the year after.
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Off With Their Heads tapped to support Municipal Waste

Off with Their Heads Municipal Waste has announced that the Accused will no longer be taking part in the band’s upcoming Waste The World Tour. Accused singer Brad Mowen has had to have emergency surgery and the band has been temporarily sidelined. Taking their place on the tour will be Off With Their Heads. The Minneapolis based punk act will join Municipal Waste from November 18th through December 2nd.

Municipal Waste vocalist Tony Foresta commented on the addition “These guys are one of my personal favorites and I feel are one of the best punk bands to come out of the states for a long while. We’ve been listening to these guys in the WASTE van for some time and we are really glad they agreed to “stick out like a sore thumb” on our metal tour. It should be a lot of fun!
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