Videos: American Football: “Alison” (Elvis Costello)

Posted by kira on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
American Football As part of the AV Club Undercover series, American Football covered Elvis Costello's song "Alison." The band has reunited for a handful of shows this fall. (You can also revisit the video for the 15-year old song "Never Meant" here.)

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Red Scare post 10-Year Weekend schedule

Contributed by RedScare. Posted by kira on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 11:00 AM (EDT)
ImageThe Red Scare Industries has posted the schedule for its 10-year anniversary, going down the weekend of October 24-26 in Chicago. The celebration includes performances by Nothington, Dan Vapid, Reaganomics, The Brokedowns, Elway, Direct Hit!, The Holy Mess, Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds, Teenage Bottlerocket, The Sidekicks, Enemy You, Masked Intruder, The Methadones, The Lillingtons, The Falcon, Cobra Skulls and more. Red Scare ringleader Toby Jeg stated:

We added FOUR new bands and Enemy You is reforming to play the show. Their first in like 7 or 8 years.

It's also been announced that there will be giveaways for folks that arrive at the beginning of the main show on October 25 at The Metro including upgrades to VIP tickets and Red Scare relics.

You can click Read More for the daily lineups and set times.

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Media: Lagwagon: “The Cog in the Machine”

Contributed by killtaker. Posted by sam on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 10:00 AM (EDT)
LagwagonLagwagon have released a new song titled "The Cog in the Machine." "The Cog in the Machine" is a featured off of their upcoming release titled Hang, which is out on Fat Wreck Chords on October 28, 2014. You can pre-order Hang by clicking here.

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The Bouncing Souls announce the eighth annual Home for the Holidays shows

Posted by kira on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 9:00 AM (EDT)
Bouncing Souls The Bouncing Souls have announced the dates for their eighth annual Home for the Holidays Bash in Asbury Park, NJ at The Stone Pony. The run of shows will take place Friday, December 26, Saturday, December 27, and Sunday, December 28. More details are set to be announced on October 6, with the pre-sale starting on Chunksaah on October 7. In other holiday news, they'll be doing a two-night stand at The Bluebird in Denver on December 30 and 31.

You can click Read More for a video the band made to get you in that holiday spirit.

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Interviews: Cory Branan

Posted by xan on Monday, September 22, 2014 at 8:00 PM (EDT)
Cory BrananFolk, roots, Americana, singer-songwriter… punk… Any of these descriptions suit Cory Branan. The latter being based more on theoretical aspects. But, consider that he's currently touring with The Gaslight Anthem and Against Me!, you'll realize punk rock isn't just about sound, it's about the ideas behind the music. "Punk music and country music, they're trying to get to something with the least amount of bullshit, and I find that that is the immediate tie between punk, roots and folk music," Branan says in his interview with us. His latest release, No Hit Wonder , signifies the soul of punk, yet in a much different package. A stellar release, No Hit Wonder , asks for repeated listens to full grasp, yet addictively straps you down from the first listen. You can grab it here.

On his tour, he spoke by phone to contributing editor Xan Mandell about touring with Against Me! and The Gaslight Anthem as a folk musician, the process of writing an album and the realities of making a career out of being a solo musician.

You can click Read More for the details.

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New Review Update: September 22, 2014

Posted by johng on Monday, September 22, 2014 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
Image Screw it, let's make today a "live review Monday." There were a lot of cool shows this weekend- old legends, new legends, new legends that are made up of all old legends- The whole range of legends.

Today's reviews are:
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CJ Ramone to release new full length on Fat

Posted by mark on Monday, September 22, 2014 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
CJ Ramone Fat Wreck Chords recently announced that CJ Ramone will be releasing his new full-length via the label on November 25. Titled Last Chance to Dance, it will contain "12 tracks of everything you'd expect from a CJ Ramone record. Hard chargin' and vicious with some sweet melodies to smooth out the edges," according to Ramone. The release will be preceded by the first single, "Understand Me?," on October 14, with a cover of Black Flag's "Rise Above" on the b-side with none other than Dez Cadena, previously of Black Flag and now with The Misfits, providing backing guitar and vocals.

Ramone promises a world tour to follow in 2015.

As previously reported, Ramone's band is rounded out by Dan Root and Steve Soto from Adolescents as well as David Hidalgo Jr. of Social Distortion.

You can click Read More to hear "Understand Me?"

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Tours: The Adicts (West Coast, Europe)

Posted by mark on Monday, September 22, 2014 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
The Adicts The Adicts, the self-proclaimed "longest-running punk band in the world," will be embarking on a brief run of dates on the West Coast before taking their confetti and droog outfits to Europe for four shows. Their most recent album, All the Young Droogs, was released in 2012 via DC Jam Records.

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'Filmage' to see digital release

Posted by mark on Monday, September 22, 2014 at 3:00 PM (EDT)
Image Filmage: The Story of Descendents/All, which has seen limited screenings over the past year, is finally receiving a wide release. On Sept. 29, there will be a "bi-coastal release party" in both Brooklyn (Nitehawk Cinema) and L.A. (Downtown Independent). The Brooklyn screening will feature a Q&A with co-director/writer Matt Riggle, while the L.A. event will have a band/filmmaker Q&A moderated by Mark Hoppus of Blink-182. In addition, there will be a special after party in L.A. at Los Globos featuring a live performance by ALL (with both Chad Price and Scott Reynolds) as well as "special guests." The film will be available digitally and on VOD on Sept. 30. A release on Blu-Ray and DVD will follow in the Fall.

Descendents last released Cool To Be You in 2004, and have been rumored to be working on new material recently.

For ordering information, you can visit the the film's website.

You can click Read More for the film's trailer.

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Tours: Foo Fighters (South America)

Contributed by alex101. Posted by mark on Monday, September 22, 2014 at 2:00 PM (EDT)
Foo Fighters Fans in South America, save your pesos (Chilean, Argentine and Colombian) as well as your reis (Brazil), because Foo Fighters are coming your way in January of 2015. The band, which will be releasing its eighth album, Sonic Highways, on November 10, 2014 via Sony/RCA, recently played a crowdsourced show in Richmond, VA where frontman Dave Grohl recounted his first experience seeing local heroes (by way of Antarctica), GWAR. GWAR drummer Jizmak Da Gusha revealed after the show just how close Grohl had been to certain destruction at the alien's hands.

You can click Read More for the dates. All venues are TBA.

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Awkward Age offers new album for free download

Contributed by an Anonymous Source. Posted by mark on Monday, September 22, 2014 at 1:30 PM (EDT)
Image Fans of pop-punk and not paying for stuff, listen up! Tampa FL's Awkward Age is offering their new full length album online for free. In anticipation of the band's Fest-related activities (a "Pre-Pre-Fest" show, as well as Pre-Fest and of course, Fest), the band's new full-length album, We Could Be Anywhere, is being made available without cost for one week, but will cost $5 after their show on Sept. 27 at New World Brewery in Tampa. Says the band:
Get it now so you can spend your hard earned cash on more important things, like Oreos and coffee. We're sending out to make physical copies (both CD and LP) soon, but you can get it NOW!

The album can be found on Awkward Age's Bandcamp. Awkward Age will be playing Fest on Saturday, Nov. 1 at Durty Nelly's.

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