Tours: Joe Sib (with Dave Hause, JT Habersatt)

Joe Sib of Side One Dummy Records, Wax and 22 Jacks has announced a tour for his one-man show performance piece about the love of music and growing up in California. Shows are lined up in Orange County, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, Austin, and Sib’s hometown of San Jose, with special guests Dave Hause (from The Loved Ones) and Altercation Punk Comedy Tour’s JT Haberstatt set to appear in select markets

In addition to the live show, Sib is releasing a five story CD titled True Stories and Bad Ideas which will be available for $5 purchase at all upcoming shows and on SideOneDummy’s website . All proceeds from the sale of will go to UCP Wheels For Humanity. Check out a clip of the show via Vimeo.

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Defeater begin recording new album

Defeater have entered the studio to begin work on their next album. The “avant-garde” hardcore band is promising another conceptual release, like their full length Travels and EP, Lost Ground. Vocalist Derek Archambault said:

While I can’t give up all of the details on the storyline quite yet, let’s just say that this new album will incorporate themes and characters that the listener has been introduced to already, in addition to bringing some new stuff into the mix. The writing process thus far has been very personally gratifying and I can’t wait to have another chapter of Defeater’s story out for the world to hear.

The band will spend the next month holed up at Getaway Recording Studio in Wakefield, MA, interestingly enough with their guitarist, Jay Maas, at the helm recording/producing. Maas owns and operates that studio, and has recorded bands like Bane, Cruel Hand, Soul Control and many others there.

The record is expected in early 2011.
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Week 20

Hard Eight, Whose Back Story?, Favorite Survivor?

Hard Eight

Double the specials, quadruple the fun!

Face eight Special Infected at one time, this is double the standard number! And if that wasn’t trouble enough, we also increase the spawning frequency so it is raining Specials.

During its first release, this Mutation gained popularity through the week as people realized how much of a challenge this Mutation really was. So if you didn’t try it the first time around, give it a shot.

Whose Backstory?

Last week we asked whose back story you were most interested in for the upcoming comic. We love them all, so no one is going to be disappointed but here is how you voted. I don’t think we can attribute this split to the controller!

Votes by platform:

Xbox 360

30% Bill

28% Zoey

24% Francis

13% Louis

5% None


34% Zoey

27% Bill

21% Francis

13% Louis

5% None

Favorite Survivor?

Many Left 4 Dead 2 players have played Left 4 Dead 1. For those that didn’t, you met 3 of the Left 4 Dead 1 survivors in “The Passing”. Bill is normally a bit more active? You are about to get to play all 4 of them in the upcoming DLC “The Sacrifice”. Out of all 8 Survivors, who is your favorite?

Next week’s mutation: Developer’s Choice!


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Sakes Alive!!: “A Toast to the Often Fabled Heart”

After a short hiatus, Rochester, NY’s Sakes Alive!! have resurfaced with a new song. The group is currently a one-man operation, with Chris Vandeviver writing and recording all parts on the band’s new song, “A Toast to the Often Fabled Heart.”

Download the song here. More new music is expected from Sakes Alive!! through the rest of 2010 and into 2011.
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Bomb the Music Industry! announce 7-inch, UK tour, new album, free downloads

Bomb the Music Industry! has announced a new 7-inch to be released on Paper and Plastick. The 7-inch, titled Everybody That You Love, features the title track which appeared earlier this week, and you can download the song directly via the band’s Tumblr. The band will be touring the UK in November and the band has noted that they will be recording a new full length titled Vacation later this year.

Check out the 7-inch and artwork here.
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Joey Cape: “Dreaming (Blondie)”

Joey Cape has posted a free download of his cover of the Blondie track, “Dreaming.” Joey explained the song choice:

I was on a US acoustic tour with Jon Snodgrass and Chad Rex a few years ago and this guy, Shaun Col√≥n contacted me thru My Space about his studio in Dallas, TX. He generously offered to let us come in the day of our show there, free of charge (A one time deal I’m sure) and record a track. Well, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity but, I had no idea what song to record and no time to get anything new together. Chad and I started discussing possible covers and for whatever reason we agreed on “Dreaming”, a song from a female vocal, perspective. Ha ha. Anyway, I have always liked the song and the studio turned out to be an amazing space.

Check it out on his official website.
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Friday, September 3, 2010

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