The Fest has announced the first wave of bands for Fest 14. The three-day festival takes place in Gainesville, Florida from Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2015. Acts scheduled to appear this year include Lagwagon, Desaparecidos, The Menzingers, Teenage Bottlerocket, Off With Their Heads, Mustard Plug, Tim Barry, The Copyrights, The Jazz June, Beach Slang, Banner Pilot, Chumped, Chris Farren, Kepi Ghoulie, Night Birds and a whole bunch more. To see the full list of bands announced and get all the rest of the details, go here.
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Squirtgun has reformed with their original lineup. Mass Giorgini, Dan Lumley, Flav Giorgini and vocalist Matt Hart will be playing a few shows to celebrate their 20th anniversary. You can see the tour dates below.
Patti Smith has announced a new book. The book is the follow up to her Just Kids memoir. The book will be called M Train and will be out October 6, 2015. According to Rolling Stone: "The new book, M Train, will present what her publisher has described as a journey through 18 'stations,' as she writes about various turning points in her life. The memoir, which is due out October 6th, will also contain black-and-white Polaroids that the singer-songwriter took herself."
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Bong-champions Connoisseur have announced a new album and fairly massive tour. The new album will be called Stoner Justice and it's out June 9, 2015 via Tankcrimes Records. Their coinciding tour covers pretty much all of the USA. They also released a new song called New Amsterdam." You can see the dates and hear the tune below.
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Downtown Boys have released another new track from their upcoming Full Communism album, due out May 4, 2015. The new track is a cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Dancing in the Dark." You can hear the track below.
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Dead Fucking Last have announced a reissue of their Proud to Be album for its 20th anniversary. The release will be out August 2015 via Epitaph Records (vinyl) and Burger Records (cassette). Originally released on Epitaph in 1995, the album was produced by Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys and Mario Caldato Jr. You can hear the song "Proud to Be DFL" after the jump.
Bridge Nine Records has signed True Love. The Detroit, Michigan, straight-edge hardcore act formed in January 2013 and is described as "classic late '80s youth crew and early 2000s hardcore."
The five-piece issued their debut EP, A Floral Note, on Mayfly Records that same year. This was followed up by last year's New Young Gods for REACT! Records.
You can stream some music on their Bandcamp Profile.
Ariel Pink has released a new video. It's for the song "Jell-O" off the recently released Pom Pom . The video is "In Memory of Kim Vincent Fowley," who contributed to the Pom Pom album. The Germs Don Bolles, who also contributed to the album, and also makes a very quick appearance. The video was directed by Dan Kapelovitz. You can see the video below.
Ceremony have announced a full US tour beginning this May. The band will be touring in support of their upcoming album The L-Shaped Man, which is out May 19, 2015 on Matador Records. Joining Ceremony on various dates will be Negative Approach, Pity Sex, Tony Molina, Uniform and Creative Adult.
You can click Read More for the dates.
Fucked Up have released a new song and have announced a new tour. The song is called "California Cold" and it's off the upcoming Year of the Hare 12-inch due out in June 16 via Deathwish Inc. They also announced a tour that kicks off in May. On the tour, the band will be playing highlights from their Zodiac series. You can hear the song and see the dates below.
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