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New Review Update: March 27, 2015

Posted by johng on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 7:00 PM (EDT)
Image This is John G bringing you the last reviews update of the week. I'm hitting up the Trenton punk rock swapmeet this week. Generally, record conventions, especially "swap meet" style record conventions, are where you find some of the coolest, most rare records. (Though, in my experience, you always find the insane, super-duper rare records in places you'd never expect to find them). What's the rarest record you found at a flea market/swap meet/record convention?

Today's reviews are:
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Punknews Podcast: Best Midwestern - Episode 4 with Josh Caterer

Posted by adam on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
Image 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...

We talk with the one and only Josh Caterer, singer of Chicago's punk legends the Smoking Popes. The band's record Born to Quit turned 20 on Capitol Records this year (21 if you are cool enough to own the Johann's Face version) and we talk about the history of their signing to a major label with the help of the Green Day bump, as well as delving far back into what music Josh grew up on and how much his parents played a part in the band's sound to come. He also reveals some exclusive stories behind songs that have never been heard in interviews before.


You can find Best Midwestern on Facebook and Twitter at @BestMidwestern. You can subscribe to the show with RSS or via the iTunes Store.

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Tours: Shitty Weekend (Midwest)

Contributed by DesertBurst92. Posted by johng on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
Image Shitty Weekend is going on a Midwest tour this summer. The tour starts June 19 and runs for 11 days. The band has announced cities, but no venues. You can see the cities the band intends to play below. The band released Shit Week in 2014.

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D.R.I. (Europe)

Contributed by alex101. Posted by johng on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 3:00 PM (EDT)
D.R.I. Thrash it up! D.R.I. is headed over to Europe in July. The band has stated that while they haven't released a full album in almost 20 years, they are currently finishing a new release. You can see the dates below.

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GWAR B-Q 2015 announced

Contributed by alex101. Posted by johng on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 2:00 PM (EDT)
GWAR GWAR's Gwar-B-Q, their annual festival/cookout has been announced. This year's GWAR-B-Q celebrates 30 years of the band and will take place Saturday, August 15th at Hadad's Lake. You can see a commercial for the GWAR-B-Q below.

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Rodney Anonymous of Dead Milkmen appears in puppet show

Contributed by an Anonymous Source. Posted by johng on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
The Dead Milkmen Rodney Anonymous of The Dead Milkmen has appeared in an episode of Welcome to Anhedonoia. The show has been called a "punk rock puppet show" and Rodney appears as the spokesperson for College University.

The show follows Jef Connectorkit who is "The son of a human mother and ruthless, monster tycoon father Jef doesn't feel at home anywhere, including his own house where Scram, Artie and Harry, his unhinged monster roommates are usually about to burn it to the ground." You can see the video below. The Dead Milkmen released Pretty Music for Pretty People in 2014.

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Videos: Zu: “Conflict Acceleration”

Posted by johng on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
Image Instrumental Italian metalers Zu have released a new video. It's called "Conflict Acceleration" and it's off the recently released Cortar Todo. You can see the video below.

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Media: Teenage Bottlerocket: “In My Head”

Contributed by alex101. Posted by sam on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 11:00 AM (EDT)
Teenage Bottlerocket Teenage Bottlerocket have released another new song from their upcoming album Tales From Wyoming. The song is titled "In My Head" and is the fifth song released off of the new record. Tales From Wyoming is due out March 31, 2015 on Rise Records. The band is currently on tour with Pennywise and A Wilhelm Scream.

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New Review Update: March 26, 2015

Posted by adame on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
Image Adam E. here with four new reviews. Today is, among other things, National Spinach Day. So make sure you eat plenty of spinach so you can have huge forearms like Popeye.

Today's reviews are:
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Videos: War on Women: “Glass City”

Posted by aubin on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 5:30 PM (EDT)
Image The views expressed by War On Women do not necessarily reflect the views of those appearing in this video. War On Women have posted the video for "Glass City." It's from their 2015 Bridge Nine Records album, War On Women . The band notes:

The views expressed by War On Women do not necessarily reflect the views of those appearing in this video.

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Malfunction join Bridge Nine Records

Contributed by alex101. Posted by aubin on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
Image In their second signing in as many weeks, Bridge Nine Records has enlisted Malfunction for the label's roster.

The band is currently putting the finishing touches on their full-length debut, Fear of Failure, at GCR Audio Recording Studios with Jay Zubricky. It'll then go off to Taylor Young of Nails and Twitching Tongues for a mix, and receive mastering at Audiosiege (Blacklisted, Integrity, Poison Idea).

They will be hitting the road with Bane and Backtrack for a tour kicking off today.

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