Collector's Corner: Mick Sleeper

Posted by johng on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
Image And today, we continue Collector's Corner, the feature where we talk to musicians, DJs, producers and fans about their record collections. Today, we're talking to Canadian DJ Mick Sleeper!

Mick Sleeper is the guy to go to if you want to learn about reggae. For years, he ran the Soul Shakedown Party radio show on CJSR where me mixed reggae classics with the rarest of the rares. Now, he runs the Bass Culture podcast where he plays heavy dread reggae, early ska, African funk and a little bit of Clash. On top of that, he created Upsetter.net which is a BOON for reggae fans. If you are just getting into Jamaican music, has has some great "intro courses," playing for you all the legendary songs. After you graduate that, he's got some programs that are straight up doctoral level reggae programs. And our favorite part? Sleeper has an entire, in-depth section dedicated to the history and discography of, perhaps, the greatest record producer ever, Lee "Scratch" Perry. You need to check out his site.

Meanwhile, you can read Sleeper's Collector's Corner segment below.

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Saturday Photo Feature: Pennywise, A Wilhelm Scream, Teenage Bottlerocket

Posted by johng on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 10:00 AM (EDT)
Image Welcome back to the Saturday Photo feature! Today, we've got shots of Pennywise, Teenage Bottlerocket and A Wilhelm Scream, taken during their last tour. These shots were taken on March 27, 2015 at Irving Plaza by Jason Epstein. You can read a review of the show here.

Meanwhile, you can see some of the pics below.

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Punknews Podcast: Episode 245

Posted by adam on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 7:00 PM (EDT)
Podcast On this, episode 245 of the Punknews Podcast and the last episode sitting in our months-long backlog, John Gentile, Adam Eisenberg and Ricky Frankel sit down to sift through the rubble of another Record Store Day. On top of that, they're joined by Todd of Baldy Longhair! The group chats about their own acquisitions and takes a look at what prices the rarest of the rare RSD releases are starting to fetch online. We also take a look at the Fest 14 lineup, Fucked Up's latest zodiac single, and recent stories featuring Black Sabbath, Green Day performing with Tim Armstrong and new material from Tom Delonge.

Now that we're all up to date, check this space every Sunday evening for the next episode.

Click Read More to stream or download the shows. You can subscribe to the Punknews Podcast via RSS, on iTunes or with the Stitcher app for iOS and Android. We love reading your mail on the show so send us your feedback via e-mail.

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New Review Update: May 1, 2015

Posted by johng on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
The Meatmen This is John G bringing you some new reviews on this beautiful May Friday. This weekend, I'm *finally* getting to see The Meatmen. What band did you long to see for years and then finally saw? Did they live up to your imagination?

Today's reviews are:
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Media: Rocky Votolato: 'Hospitals and Handshakes'

Posted by leanne on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
Rocky Votolato Rocky Votolato recently released his full band album, Hospitals and Handshakes, via No Sleep Records. The album is available to stream on No Sleep's Soundcloud page. Rocky Votolato will be heading out on a co-headlining tour with Dave Hause with Chris Farren as support for all of July and August.

You can click Read More for the album stream.

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Tours: Screeching Weasel (US/Canada)

Contributed by alex101. Posted by johng on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 3:00 PM (EDT)
Screeching Weasel Screeching Weasel have announced a few dates in the US and Canada this summer. They are expected to release their new album, Baby Fat, later this year. You can see the dates below.

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Tours: Divided Heaven (Southwest)

Posted by sam on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 2:00 PM (EDT)
Divided HeavenDivided Heaven is at it again. He will be touring the southwest for the next leg of the Youngblood Tour. Divided Heaven and Say-10 Records recently announced that the proceeds of the second pressing of Youngblood will be donated to the Nate Gluck Fund.

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Grooveshark shuts down

Posted by mark on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
Image Online music streaming service Grooveshark, founded in Gainesville, FL in 2007, is no more. As part of a settlement agreement in their ongoing legal battle against major record labels Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group and Sony Music, founders Sam Tarantino and Josh Greenberg announced the shutdown on the Grooveshark website:

We started out nearly ten years ago with the goal of helping fans share and discover music. But despite best of intentions, we made very serious mistakes. We failed to secure licenses from rights holders for the vast amount of music on the service. That was wrong. We apologize. Without reservation.

As part of the settlement, Grooveshark will also be required to give up intellectual property and mobile apps. If Grooveshark violates the terms of the settlement, parent company Escape Media will be forced to pay $75 million to the labels.

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Videos: Good Riddance: “Running On Fumes”

Posted by sam on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
Good RiddanceGood Riddance have released a lyric video for the song "Running On Fumes." "Running On Fumes" is off of their latest effort titled Peace In Our Time.

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Tours: The Coathangers (Europe)

Posted by mark on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 11:00 AM (EDT)
ImageThe Coathangers are headed back to Europe in June for a string of shows. You can check out the dates after the jump, as well as their video for "Follow Me," featuring an appearance from some Mastodon-types.

The Atanta-based trio released Suck My Shirt in 2014.

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Videos: Bad Cop/Bad Cop: “Support”

Contributed by DesertBurst92. Posted by sam on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 11:00 AM (EDT)
Bad Cop/Bad CopBad Cop/Bad Cop have posted a live video of their performance of a brand new song called "Support." The footage was taken at their show at Brick by Brick in San Diego this August. The song will be featured on the band's first full-length album out on Fat Wreck Chords on June 16, 2015.

You can click Read More to watch the video.

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