Tours: Nick 13 (Tiger Army)

Tiger Army frontman Nick 13 will be playing a handful of solo dates this week leading up to the Hootenanny on July 3rd in Irvine, California. That festival will be headlined by rock’n’roll pioneers Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis along with Old 97’s, Shooter Jennings, Throw Rag, Chris Shiflett and may more.

Tiger Army last released Music from Regions Beyond in 2007.
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Friction Records signs Bars of Gold (ex-Bear vs. Shark)

Friction Records has added Bars of Gold to its roster. The band, which features ex-Bear vs. Shark vocalist Marc Paffi as well as original BvS drummer Brandon Moss, will release an eight-song 12″ entitled Of Gold through the label on August 24, 2010.

Three songs from the LP can be heard at the band’s MySpace page.
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Bad Religion titles new LP, sets release date

Bad Religion In a recent interview at Azkena Rock Festival in Spain this past weekend, Jay Bentley and Brooks Wackerman of Bad Religion revealed that the band’s upcoming LP will be called The Dissent of Man and is due out on September 28, 2010. The BR Page has a video of the interview which can be seen here.

The Dissent of Man will be Bad Religion’s fifteenth studio album, and first since 2007’s New Maps of Hell.
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Rancid: “Spirit of `87”

Rancid has unveiled another unreleased video from their back catalogue. “Spirit of `87” comes from the band’s 2003 full length Indestructible (that was the one Warner Brothers released, for whatever reason). The clip features footage of the band on tour in Japan.

The long running punk band recently unearthed videos for “Rattlesnake,” “Poison,” “Crane Fist,” and “Rwanda.”
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Bangers post new album for free download

Falmouth, UK’s Bangers have made their new full-length Dude Trips available for free download. The album was recently released by the band’s own Specialist Subject Records in the UK and on Flix Records in the rest of the world, and they’re currently supporting it on a seven week European tour alongside Dirty Tactics.

Dude Trips can be downloaded at the band’s Bandcamp page.
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Navel Gazing for June 27th, 2010

You get a really good view of the burning cop car from the dock at the fake lake Hello everybody and welcome to Navel Gazing: your look back at the week in Punknews. I’m Adam White and I’ll be your guide through some of the most popular, notable, and otherwise attention getting stories of the past seven days. Each and every Punknews story is built from tips contributed by you fine folks, and here’s what got the community talking this week:

With that we hand over this Sunday evening to you, the Punknews community. From that glorious, likely bearded rabble we’ve see the creation of everything from message boards and Punknews fantasy sports leagues to even a band or two. So talk amongst yourselves and we’ll see you Monday…
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Kiss of Death posts a bunch of releases for free download

In what can only be regarded as an extreme act of profound benevolence, Kiss of Death has made many of their new releases available for free download. To make it easy for you, here’s a nice bullet list of all the music that’s available:

The label is working toward eventually having their entire catalogue available for free download.
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Frank Portman featured on The Switchboard Sessions

Frank Portman Frank Portman, successful YA author, alleged doctor and frontman of The Mr. T Experience, was recently featured on The Switchboard Sessions. For the session, Portman recorded acoustic versions of “Checkers Song,” originally found on 1994’s …And the Women Who Love Them as well as a cover of 1910 Fruitgum Company’s “Goody Goody Gumdrops.”

Check it out here.
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Protagonist in the studio, Part Two

Protagonist Over the next few weeks, we’ll be teaming up with Boca Raton, FL melodic hardcore outfit Protagonist to post videos from the studio as the band records their new EP in Tulsa, OK with Stephen Egerton producing. As many of you probably know, the band recently fell on some hard luck as their trailer housing roughly $22,700 worth of gear and other valuables was stolen.

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