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Ad-Rock talks his post-Beastie Boys future

Posted by aubin on Monday, March 30, 2015 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
Image In a new interview with GQ, the Beastie Boys' Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz talked a little about his life with the retirement of the Beastie Boys, a group he co-fronted for more than three decades. First, he stated quite unambiguously that the band was done:

We're done. Adam Yauch started the band. It's not like a thing where we could continue without him. Adam was one of my best friends; I saw him more than I saw my whole family. You know, me, Adam, and Mike were together every day, recording, touring, as friends.

He continues to work on the memoir first mentioned in 2013 and featured prominently in The Punk Singer, the documentary about his wife Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre). Finally, the article notes his role in the new Noah Baumbach film, While We're Young, which just opened in the United States.

Check out the interview here. He also popped by the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon for a somewhat lighter discussion. You can click Read More for the video.

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This is Hardcore fest announces lineup

Posted by johng on Monday, March 30, 2015 at 12:30 PM (EDT)
Image This is Hardcore fest has announced the line up for its tenth annual festival. This year's festival includes The Misfits playing all of Earth A.D., The Exploited playing their first USA show in 10 years, Snapcase, American Nightmare, Chokehold, Cro-Mags, The Suicide File, Bane, Negative Approach, H20, Nails, All Out War, Slapshot, Xibalba, Wisodm in Chains, Twitching Tongues, Code Orange, Power Trip, and many more.

The festival runs July 23-26 in Philadelphia. Tickets go on sale this Friday at noon. You can find more info here.

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Break-ups: Rotting Out (2008-2015)

Posted by johng on Monday, March 30, 2015 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
Rotting Out Rotting Out have broken up. The band stated, quite simply:

[We] broke up last Sunday. Thanks to anyone whoever cared. It was a great ride and a privilege. Don’t ask why. Thank you everyone.

The band released Reckoning earlier this month.

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Off With Their Heads involved in on-stage altercation

Posted by johng on Monday, March 30, 2015 at 11:00 AM (EDT)
Off With Their Heads On Friday night, Off with Their Heads' show ended early with frontman Ryan Young leaving the stage mid-set. At this time, there doesn't appear to be footage of what happened, just a lot of contrasting stories. Generally, it seems that beer cans and bottles were thrown at Young. After Young was hit, he spit on the audience member claiming responsibility for throwing a bottle and then ended the show. You can read his statement after the jump.

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Media: Teenage Bottlerocket: 'Tales from Wyoming'

Posted by johng on Monday, March 30, 2015 at 10:10 AM (EDT)
Teenage Bottlerocket Teenage Bottlerocket are now streaming their new album. The record is titled Tales From Wyoming and is due out March 31, 2015. You can hear the album below.

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New Releases Out This Week

Posted on Monday, March 30, 2015 at 9:00 AM (EDT)
William Elliott WhitmoreSome of the new releases out this week.

You can find the full list of releases this week (and album covers) right here

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Punknews Podcast: Episode 235

Posted by adam on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
Podcast Everyone does things they regret. We regret trying to record this episode of the Punknews Podcast over shitty hotel wifi. John Gentile, Adam White and Mark Little try and maintain some semblance of professionalism as we chat about The Dwarves being hacked, Menzingers videos, the new record from War On Women, and Bad Religion hitting the road with OFF!.

We play a tune from Night Birds on this episode, more than usual (they DO provide our theme music after all).

Click Read More to stream or download the show. You can subscribe to the Punknews Podcast via RSS, on iTunes or with the Stitcher app for iOS and Android. We love reading your mail on the show so send us your feedback via e-mail.

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New Review Update: March 27, 2015

Posted by johng on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 7:00 PM (EDT)
Image This is John G bringing you the last reviews update of the week. I'm hitting up the Trenton punk rock swapmeet this week. Generally, record conventions, especially "swap meet" style record conventions, are where you find some of the coolest, most rare records. (Though, in my experience, you always find the insane, super-duper rare records in places you'd never expect to find them). What's the rarest record you found at a flea market/swap meet/record convention?

Today's reviews are:
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Punknews Podcast: Best Midwestern - Episode 4 with Josh Caterer

Posted by adam on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
Image Punknews.org's Best Midwestern podcast, focusing on the music of the U.S. Midwest, is back this week with a new episode. The show is hosted by long time Punknews contributor Greg Simpson and former Punknews editor, current editor-in-chief of Substream magazine and owner of Youth Conspiracy Records, Scott Heisel. In this episode...

We talk with the one and only Josh Caterer, singer of Chicago's punk legends the Smoking Popes. The band's record Born to Quit turned 20 on Capitol Records this year (21 if you are cool enough to own the Johann's Face version) and we talk about the history of their signing to a major label with the help of the Green Day bump, as well as delving far back into what music Josh grew up on and how much his parents played a part in the band's sound to come. He also reveals some exclusive stories behind songs that have never been heard in interviews before.


You can find Best Midwestern on Facebook and Twitter at @BestMidwestern. You can subscribe to the show with RSS or via the iTunes Store.

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Tours: Shitty Weekend (Midwest)

Contributed by DesertBurst92. Posted by johng on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
Image Shitty Weekend is going on a Midwest tour this summer. The tour starts June 19 and runs for 11 days. The band has announced cities, but no venues. You can see the cities the band intends to play below. The band released Shit Week in 2014.

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D.R.I. (Europe)

Contributed by alex101. Posted by johng on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 3:00 PM (EDT)
D.R.I. Thrash it up! D.R.I. is headed over to Europe in July. The band has stated that while they haven't released a full album in almost 20 years, they are currently finishing a new release. You can see the dates below.

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