Charges dropped against man jailed for posting Exodus lyrics

Posted by johng on Friday, October 31, 2014 at 11:00 AM (EDT)
Image As you may recall, earlier this year, a man was jailed for posting Exodus lyrics on his face book. James Evans posted lyrics from the Exodus song "Class Dismissed" on his Facebook page and was jailed by Kentucky police for making terroristic threats. He spent more than a week in jail before being released (without having the charges dropped.)

Well, recently, the charges were dropped against Evans. Represented by the ACLU, Evans through an ACLU attorney stated "Evans is relieved that these very serious criminal charges have been dismissed, and he is grateful for all of the support he has received during this difficult time," Sharp said in an emailed statement. A conviction on first-degree terroristic threatening could have landed Evans in jail for up to 10 years."

The police and DA's office have not released a statement.

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Tours: The Dwarves (East Coast)

Posted by johng on Friday, October 31, 2014 at 10:00 AM (EDT)
The Dwarves The Dwarves have announced an East Coast tour at the end of November. The band recently released The Dwarves Invented Rock 'n' Roll. Punknews spoke to frontman Blag Dahlia about the album.

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Media: Mariachi El Bronx “III” full album stream and West Coast dates

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ImageLos Angeles Mariachi El Bronx has released their upcoming album III for a full album stream on KCRW. III and is due out November 4, 2014 on White Drugs/ATO Records They will be doing a west coast run to support the new releases in November and then off the Europe to support Gogol Bordello. To listen to the full stream of III, you can click here.

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Interviews: Jack Terricloth (World/Inferno Friendship Society)

Posted by johng on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 8:00 PM (EDT)
Image Jack Terricloth of The World/Inferno Friendship Society is contemplating death. You see, when he first moved to New York he became infatuated with the band-du-jour, The Paranoid Style. Fronted by the lovely Grace Talicious, The Paranoid Style perfected the difficult combination of sophisticated elegance and radical art.

Terricloth pined after Talicious for years, only building up the courage to finally contact her last year, just before World/Inferno’s annual Hallowmas concert. But, just as Terricloth was about to reach out to Talicious, she was struck dead. Instead of Hallowmas being a celebration, it was quickly converted to a wake for Talicious (although, it was still a big party).

Now World/Inferno is on the verge of releasing This Packed Funeral out November 11 via Alternative Tentacles Records. The album features Terricloth and the rest of the band, speaking at Talicious’ wake, reflecting on what was, and what could have been. Days before the band’s annual Hallowmas show (the details of which the band is keeping hush-hush, though surely, it will play into the album somehow) features editor John Gentile spoke to Terricloth about life, death, and pagan gods.

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New Review Update: October 30, 2014

Posted by adame on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
Image This is Adam E. bringing you three new reviews. By the time you read this, I'll be packing my bags and heading to Gainesville for The Fest. See you at Flaco's.

Today's reviews are:

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Downtown Boys join Don Giovanni Records

Posted by brittany on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 3:00 PM (EDT)
ImageProvidence, RI's Downtown Boys have joined the Don Giovanni Records roster. They have plans to release a new album sometime in 2015.

Downtown Boys last released their self-titled EP earlier this year.

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Sleeping Weather: “I'll Find A Way”

Posted by brittany on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 2:30 PM (EDT)
Sleeping Weather Sleeping Weather are streaming a new song titled "I'll Find A Way." The track comes from their upcoming split with Placeholder that is due to be released later this year via Escapist Records. You can listen to it here courtesy of Scene Point Blank.

Sleeping Weather last released I Was Just On My Way Out earlier this year.

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Punknews Podcast: Episode 216 with Scotty from Tankcrimes

Posted by adam on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 2:00 PM (EDT)
Podcast After nearly a month of entirely mundane but nonetheless paralyzing technical issues, we're back with the first of four new episodes we'll unleash over the next week. On this round, John Gentile, Tom Crandle and Mark Little are joined by Scotty Heath of the mighty Oakland-based record label Tankcrimes for the show. Along with a discussion of the killer year Tankcrimes had, Heath shares his perspective on what it's like to run an independent label in today's age. On the news the group has an extended discussion on the Joyce Manor stage diving controversy, the new video from Mischief Brew, new music from Restorations, Rancid Meghan O'Neil leaving Punch, the big reaction to the latest Mastodon video and more.

We play music this episode by Iron Reagan, Dystopia and GHOUL.

Click Read More to stream and/or download the show. You can subscribe to the Punknews Podcast via RSS or iTunes. We're also now featured on Stitcher, so grab their app for iOS or Android. As always, you can send us your feedback in the comments section or via e-mail.

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Videos: Chumped: “Hot 97 Summer Jam”

Posted by brittany on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 1:30 PM (EDT)
Chumped Chumped have released a music video for the song "Hot 97 Summer Jam" off of their upcoming release Teenage Retirement which is due out November 18, 2014 via Anchorless Records. You can listen to another song off the record, "Name That Thing," here.

Chumped are currently on tour and will be at The Fest 13.

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Media: Hold Tight! release EP for free for the Fest

Posted by brittany on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
Hold Tight! Animal Style Records have released Hold Tight!'s EP I Always Leave But Never Say Goodbye for free for the Fest.

You can check it out below.

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Media: Antarctigo Vespucci: 'I'm So Tethered'

Posted by brittany on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 12:30 PM (EDT)
Antarctigo Vespucci Antarctigo Vespucci, the project from Chris Farren (Fake Problems) and Jeff Rosenstock (Bomb the Music Industry!), are streaming their new EP I'm So Tethered in its entirety. The EP will see a physical release through Asian Man Records. You can listen to it here courtesy of the AV Club.

Antarctigo Vespucci last released Soulmate Stuff earlier this year. They will be playing the Fest and heading out on tour with Hard Girls.

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