After a trip to Vegas, followed by a trek to New Jersey, followed by unspeakable illness; Video of the Week returns with a special treat. We thought this tape was lost somewhere on the highways of America last summer, but alas, it was meant to be seen and has surfaced.
Last summer, we hung out with the one and only Bomb The Music Industry! (the band, not just Jeff), and the guys answered an entire article of ridiculous, racist, homophobic and just plain absurd comments and questions. Plus they played a show. Here’s the first segment.
Europe’s mega-punkfest, Groezrock has confirmed many additions to the previously announced lineup for their 16th year. The current lineup includes: The Flatliners, The Bones, The Loved Ones, A Wilhelm Scream, No Fun At All, Set Your Goals, Strike Anywhere, Anti-Flag, Billy Talent, Bury Your Dead, Suicide Silence, This Is Hell, Horse The Band, Parkway Drive, Agnostic Front, Sick Of It All, The Blackout, Finch, Hot Water Music, 59 Times the Pain with more additions expected.
The festival will take place in Belgium (specific location not announced yet) on April 27 and 28.
As Callum Robbins celebrates his 2nd birthday, a number of artists have pledged rarities and unique memorabilia to a new auction that hopes to raise money for Cal. Cal is the son of J. Robbins (Jawbox) and was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy and there has been support from many friends of the Robbins’ with bands like Snapcase throwing benefits for him.
As they are planning to log quite a few miles this year, Hot Water Music have assembled a neatly annotated playlist of the music they will be listening to on the road. Along with the selections, which include Pegboy, Leatherface, CCR, Quicksand, Seaweed, Bob Marley and others, each of the members have added their comments.
Murder By Death have posted the first song from their upcoming debut for Vagrant Records. The track is the title song from their upcoming three song digital EP, Fuego! due out on February 12, 2008. The same song will also appear on the band’s full length, Red Of Tooth And Claw which will drop on March 04, 2008.
Today we’ve got another new stream from Suburban Home Records. This one comes from Scott Reynolds (and the Steaming Beast). The band is fronted by Scott Reynolds, former vocalist of ALL and the album includes performances from Flaming Lips’ member Steven Drodz, multi-instrumentalist Dave Fridmann, and members of Drag the River, the Pavers, Bleed for Me, and Bonesaw Romance.
Forgive Durden frontman Thomas Dutton has posted a lengthy blog entry discussing the status of future of the band. The band has apparently undergone a significant lineup shift with 3/4-ths of the band departing. Nonetheless, Thomas is working on the follow up to their 2006 album, Wonderland.
Among the comments he made:
When we returned home [from tour] we had a band meeting. Thomas told me he was quitting. He wasn’t happy doing this with us (translation: me) anymore. Jesse was quitting, too. He was engaged and wanted to return to school and settle into a normal life. A month later, andy called me to tell me he was joining them in retirement. It was over. My dream had reached its end.
When I got home, I called my brother Paul. I asked him if he wanted to help me make an album. I lived at casey’s studio for a month, wrote during the week and paul came home on weekends and we would record. You won’t believe the crazy record that came out. Rudy from Gatsbys American Dream played drums. I can’t wait for all of you to hear it.
Fearless Records has set a release date for the seventh in their Punk Goes… series. This time, the label is tackling rap and hip hop. The album will include some of the material which was set to appear on the announced and cancelled hip hop compilation to be curated by Immortal Records.
The record is titled Punk Goes Crunk and is due out April 08, 2008. It will include Say Anything, Kenny from The Starting Line, New Found Glory, The Maine, Hot Rod Circut, My American Heart, and Scary Kids Scaring Kids. This album will also include tracks from All Time Low, The Devil Wears Prada, Set Your Goals, and other artists who will be announced soon.
Blacklisted has announced a wealth of tour dates that will take them through a good majority of the continental U.S. this March through May. The tour will be preceded with a Montreal date and several release shows (Anaheim, Chicago, Philadelphia) for their forthcoming full-length, Heavier Than Heaven, Lonelier Than God. Appearing on sporadic legs of the tour will be Verse, Convicted, Sinking Ships, Killing the Dream, Bracewar and, for a single date, Bitter End.
The entire itinerary is available by clicking Read More.
The Rockstar Mayhem tour has unveiled their lineup for this summer’s run. The fest was assembled by Kevin Lyman, the man behind the punk-focused Warped and the emo-heavy Taste of Chaos. Along with the previously confirmed masked band Slipknot and Finch punchers Disturbed, the tour has confirmed acts including Dragonforce, Mastodon, Machine Head, Black Tide, Suicide Silence, The Red Chord and Walls of Jericho.
Dates are expected shortly, but the first show is confirmed for Seattle, WA on July 9th at the White River Amphitheater.