New Review Update: March 6, 2015

Posted by johng on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 6:00 PM (EST)
Image It's Friday and this is John G bringing you some new review updates. Tonight I'm seeing the band Radioactive. I know absolutely nothing about them. Have you ever been to a show, known nothing about the band, and been completely blown away? What band?

Meanwhile, today's reviews are:
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In Memoriam: David Jones (1973-2015)

Contributed by david5345. Posted by johng on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 3:00 PM (EST)
ImageDavid Jones, vocalist for Enemy You, has passed away. Enemy You released three full-length albums, beginning with 1999's Where No One Knows My Name. The band also released tracks on numerous compilations for labels like Fat Wreck Chords and Adeline Records. Fat Wreck Chords and The Copyrights were just a few of the many members of the punk rock community to share their memories of Jones on various social media outlets. Red Scare's Toby Jeg, who knew Jones, stated:

"David Jones was my best friend when I lived in San Francisco. He was the singer in Enemy You and he passed away recently in his home. I’m told David took his own life.

I can already see the outpouring of support and good will from his friends and co-workers, and everyone seems to agree that David was a thoughtful, conscientious human being. That will be his legacy, and it should be."

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The Jazz June to release back catalog

Posted by johng on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 2:00 PM (EST)
The Jazz June The Jazz June has announced plans to reissue their back catalog. On March 24, 2015, the band will re-release They Love Those Who Make Music,, The Boom, the Motion, and the Music, Breakdance Suburbia, The Medicine and Better Off Without Air . Further, those who purchase the entire collection get some bonus content, including a previously unreleased 2000 concert recording, The Warning Compilation, which includes rare version of some Jazz June tracks along with other bands, and a live video concert filmed at Philadelphia's North Star Bar in 2006.

You can order it here. You can also stream the bonus concert after the jump.

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F*cked Up to release 'Year of the Hare'

Posted by johng on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 1:00 PM (EST)
Fucked Up Fucked Up have announced plans to release the next release in their Chinese zodiac 12-inch series. The release will be called Year of the Hare and will be released via Deathwish records on June 16, 2015. "Year of the Hare" runs almost 22 minutes while the b-side, "California Cold," comes in at a paltry 8 minutes.

The band recently released Glass Boys, Glass Boys (Slow Version), and Year of the Dragon [12-inch].

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Tours: Chris Cresswell / Ian Graham (Canada)

Posted by sam on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 11:00 AM (EST)
Chris Cresswell Chris Cresswell of The Flatliners and Ian Graham of Cheap Girls have announced that they will be touring together this May. They will be touring Ontario and Quebec, Canada. Chris Cresswell released One Week in 2014.

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Tours: Heartsounds (US)

Posted by sam on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 10:00 AM (EST)
Heartsounds Heartsounds have announced a tour to Pouzza Fest. They will we doing a string of shows with The Swellers for their final goodbye shows on the west coast. They will then tour across the country starting in Chicago and on to the east coast where they will meet up with After the Fall to do a series of shows before heading to Montreal for Pouzza Fest. Heartsounds released Internal Eyes in 2013.

You can click Read More for the dates.

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Tony Foresta of Municpal Waste/Iron Reagan releases hot sauce

Posted by johng on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 9:00 AM (EST)
Municipal Waste Tony Foresta of Municipal Waste and Iron Reagan has released a hot sauce. It's called "Tears of Joy" and is described as "liquid arson." You can buy it here.

Punk and metal bands have a storied history of releasing condiments, some of which Punknews previously sampled.

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Interviews: Derek Grant(Alkaline Trio/The Suicide Machines)

Posted by armando on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 8:00 PM (EST)
Derek Grant Derek Grant has been an essential member of the punk rock community for over 20 years being behind the drum kit for Alkaline Trio since 2001 as well as being involved with the likes of The Suicide Machines, The Vandals and Face to Face. Earlier this year Derek released his first solo album on Red Scare and played a short run of dates in support of the full length.

With his warm up out of the way Derek is ready to take on the world as he embarks on what looks to be his busiest year yet. He currently has dates set with Alkaline Trio, The Suicide Machines and The Vandals, not to mention more solo dates in the works. With such a stacked year ahead of him we were lucky enough to score a chat with the man. Derek was willing to talk about anything and everything we could throw at him. You can read our interview after the jump.

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New Review Update: March 5, 2015

Posted by adame on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 6:00 PM (EST)
Image It's Adam E. with another round of reviews for you. Today is also Misao Okawa's 117th birthday. Let's hear it for the world's oldest woman. If you can name a band, she was probably into it before you were.

Meanwhile, today's reviews are:
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Your Favorite Records from February

Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 5:00 PM (EST)
Torche The results for your votes for the best albums of February are in. Leading the pack is Miami, FL-based Torche.

You can click Read More for the full list.

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Young Guv: 'Ripe 4 Luv'

Posted by johng on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 4:00 PM (EST)
Image Young Guv of Fucked Up/No Warning is now streaming his solo LP. It's called Ripe 4 Luv and it's out next Tuesday via Slumbelrand Records.

Listen to it at Spin.

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