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Today, our "Sonic Reducer" series continues. In the series, Punknews writers compress a band, genre, theme, or time period into a playlist that would fit on a single CD. Along with the playlist, you'll get either an overview of the topic, such as a band introduction, or a story about how the music in the playlist moved or changed the writer. This series is intended to be educational, giving you the listener an overview of a certain scene, as well as rockin'.
Today, we focus on Public Image Limited. Editor Adam Eisenberg gives an overview of the band and picks some choice nuggets. You can hear his playlist below and read his thoughts on the band. Also, check out Adam E's review of What The World Needs Now.
Posted by adam on Friday, September 4, 2015 at 7:00 PM (EDT)
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...
You can find Best Midwestern on Facebook and Twitter at @BestMidwestern. You can subscribe to the show with RSS or via the iTunes Store.
This is John G bringing you four new reviews this Friday including a review of the new Against Me! live album. I've noticed a general disdain toward the live album in general in the punk rock scene. I just don't get that at all. I LOVE live albums. What's your stance on the live LP? What's the best one? The Ramones It’s Alive? Circle Jerks Live at the House of Blues?
Today's reviews are:
You can check out any of our reviews right here.
The Freeze has announced a European tour. It kicks off in October. Check out the dates below.
Posted by johng on Friday, September 4, 2015 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
So, get this: Terrance Zdunich, who was in Repo! The Genetic Opera has written and filmed a movie called Alleluia: The Devil's Carnival. Now, get this: it stars the Hoff himself, king of Baywatch, David Hasselhoff. Also in the film are Paul Sorvino of Goodfellas, Barry Bostwick of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and Tech N9ne! The film was directed by Darren Lynn Bousman who directed Saw 1, 2, and 3.
The film is a musical comedy and follows the journey of Lucifer as he makes his way into heaven. The screening involves a Q+A with some of the producers and staff before the reel rolls.
Well, we've got free tickets to give away! To enter the contest, just e-mail your name to email@example.com. If you win, you'll get a free pair of tickets to the Chicago screening on September 11 at Patio Theatre (6008 E Irving Park Rd) at 6:45 PM..
Buzz Records has shared another song from the upcoming HSY full length Bask. You can preview the song "Feeder," which features lead vocals from Anamai's Anna Mayberry, over at SoundCloud. Mayberry spoke about the track to NME as well.
This follows the previous release of the track "Scratch" at Stereogum. Bask arrives on September 11th on 12" vinyl and digitally via Buzz.
Posted by johng on Friday, September 4, 2015 at 2:30 PM (EDT)
So, here's a weird story. Recently, representatives of The Dead Milkmen and Flag of Democracy aka FOD sent us an e-mail. They claim to have brought to light a split release featuring both bands. We're not exactly sure what is going on here with this strange story, so we'll just re-post the mysterious press release that we got from an anonymous e-mail and let you decide what is happening. None of the representatives have responded to follow up questions, so we can't verify any of this information. You can see the press release below so you can make your own decision about what is going on:
Black Sabbath have announced their final tour dates. The "End Tour" kicks off in January and wraps up at the end of February, with the final show at Madison Square Garden. Original drummer Bill Ward will not be on the tour. You can see the dates below. The band released 13 , without Bill Ward, in 2013.
Legendary Toronto punk act The Diodes are set to play a week of shows this month. The group, which reunited with their original lineup in 2010, will perform in Toronto, Bowmanville, Hamilton and Brantford, Ontario as well as a Pop Montreal festival appearance in Quebec.
The shows will feature a number of historic punk elements, not the least of which is a supporting performance from Teenage Head's Gordie Lewis and Dave Rave. Select dates will also feature a screening of the Ross McLaren directed 1977 film Crash'n'Burn on 16mm. It profiled Toronto's first punk club. It features footage of the Diodes as well as the Dead Boys, Teenage Head and The Boyfriends. A punk photography and memorabilia exhibition will also appear at select shows courtesy of photographer Ralph Alfonso. Check below for the dates and other details.
Exclaim is also reporting that the band will be reissuing three of their records next year on vinyl via the Storming the Base label. A digital and CD version of the Italian live LP The Diodes Live at the El Mocambo 1978 is due later this year as well.
Posted by adam on Friday, September 4, 2015 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
The Western Canadian Music Alliance has announced that long-running Canadian punk act Nomeansno will be inducted into the Western Canadian Music Hall of Fame this year. The band will be inducted at an awards gala on Sunday, September 20th as part of the BreakOut West Festival. Alberta Music Executive Director and Captain Tractor frontman Chris Wynters commented:
Nomeansno last released All Roads Lead to Ausfahrt in 2006.
On September 3, a new mural of Joey Ramone was painted on Bleecker at the Bowery, across from the former CBGB. The mural was painted by Solus and John CRASH Matos. It was created to celebrate the the 40th anniversary of the Ramones debuting at CBGB. See the mural here.
Managing EditorAdam White
Contributing EditorsKira Wisniewski Brittany Strummer Armando Olivas John Flynn Chris Moran John Gentile Mark Little
Copy EditorAdam Eisenberg Britt Reiser
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