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Interviews: Scotty Heath of Tankcrimes Records (Part 1 of 2)

Posted by johng on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 8:00 PM (EST)
Image Scotty Heath is the master of mosh, the prince of pogo, the sovereign of slam dance. As the owner of Oakland’s Tankcrimes Records, Heath has been bringing metal to the punks and punk to the metalheads for ten years. He’s put out records by Cannabis Corpse, Ghoul, ANS, Iron Regan, Night Birds and more. On top of that, he put out the amazing Year of the Dragon 12-inch by Fucked Up. And, even more, he blessed us all with the resplendent, jaw dropping, fun-as-hell Kicker LP.

Well, Heath is continuing his mission. On February 13, 2015, he’s bringing his legion of punk and metal warriors to the kids and staging the “Tankcrimes Takeover” of 924 Gilman where Ghoul, The Shrine, Born/Dead, Brainoil and Connoisseur will all share the same stage -- that is, if it isn’t wrecked during the night.

To learn about the label’s storied history, features editor John Gentile had an extended discussion with Heath. In this first of two parts, Heath talks about the origins of Tankcrimes, physical music and Van Halen.

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New Review Update: January 29, 2015

Posted by adame on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 6:00 PM (EST)
Image Adam E. back with some more new reviews. There are only a few more days until the Super Bowl. Do you care? I sure don't.

Today's reviews are:
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Media: Rocky Votolato: “The Hereafter”

Posted by aubin on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 5:30 PM (EST)
Rocky Votolato Rocky Votolato has posted the first song from his upcoming debut for No Sleep Records. The record is titled Hospital Handshakes and is due out April 21, 2015.

Check out the song here.

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Tours: Franz Nicolay (UK)

Posted by mark on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 5:00 PM (EST)
Franz Nicolay Franz Nicolay is heading to the UK for a two-week tour in March after his February east coast dates. Nicolay's most recent album, To Us, The Beautiful!, was released on January 20, 2015.

He also recently released a video for the album's title track.

You can click Read More for the dates and the video.

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Media: Dwayne: “Low Expectations”

Posted by johng on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 4:00 PM (EST)
Image Punknews is pleased to debut the new track by Dwayne, the band featuring Chris Fogel of The Gamits. "Low Expectations" is off the band upcoming self-titled debut LP due out March 10, 2015 via Paper + Plastick. You can pre-order the release here.

Meanwhile, you can click read more to hear "Low Expectations."

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Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath arrested for bar fight

Posted by johng on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 3:00 PM (EST)
Black Sabbath Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath was arrested on January 27, 2015 for rumbling in a bar. Apparently, Butler got into some sort of argument with someone at a bar at the Corkscrew Saloon in Death Valley National park and the pair decided to solve their issues with fisticuffs. The Inyo County Sheriff's office stated:

Shortly after midnight on January 27th Sheriff's Dispatch received a call regarding a verbal and physical altercation that took place at the Corkscrew Saloon located at the Furnace Creek Ranch property in Death Valley National Park. After the Inyo County Sheriff's Deputy arrived on scene and interviewed witnesses it was determined that there had been an argument that escalated into a physical confrontation resulting in an individual being struck, and a broken window. Terence Michael Butler a 65-year old man from Beverly Hills, CA was arrested for misdemeanor assault, public intoxication and vandalism. Butler was booked into the Inyo County Jail and released after detox and citation.

Punknews wishes Geezer the best. The band released 13 in 2013.

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Shitty Friends: 'Crime Line'

Posted by johng on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 2:30 PM (EST)
Shitty Friends Shitty Friends have announced a new 7-inch. The EP is called Crime Line and will ship May 1, 2015. However, they are streaming the release right now. You can pre-order the release here and you can stream the release after the jump.

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Joe Jack Talcum: “Railroad Bill”

Posted by johng on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 2:00 PM (EST)
The Dead Milkmen Joe Jack Talcum of The Dead Milkmen has released the song "Railroad Bill." The song was recorded as part of the 78 project and was recorded live, straight to acetate.

Hear the song here.

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Videos: Bad Canoes: “D'arcy's Boots”

Posted by johng on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 1:00 PM (EST)
Bad Canoes Bad Canoes have released the video for their song "D'arcy's Boots." The video was directed by Kate Sweeney. The vid was previously shown during the Punknews Saturday Afternoon Movie: "MTV 12 (Episode 3)."

The song is off 2014's Sisterhood is Powerful. Punknews also recently spoke to the group. You can click Read More for the video.

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Videos: Jeff Rosenstock: “Nausea”

Posted by johng on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 12:00 PM (EST)
Jeff Rosenstock Jeff Rosenstock has released a new video from his upcoming solo album. The video is for "Nausea." The album will be called We Cool? and will be out March 3 via Side One Dummy Records.

You can click Read More for the video.

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Tours: Typesetter (SXSW Tour)

Contributed by marcjbannes. Posted by sam on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 11:00 AM (EST)
TypesetterChicago's Typesetter have announced a tour down to South By Southwest this March. They released Wild's End in 2014 on Black Numbers.

You can click Read More for the dates.

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