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Dead Milkmen / Flag of Democracy split record surfaces

Posted by johng on Friday, September 4, 2015 at 2:30 PM (EDT)
Image So, here's a weird story. Recently, representatives of The Dead Milkmen and Flag of Democracy aka FOD sent us an e-mail. They claim to have brought to light a split release featuring both bands. We're not exactly sure what is going on here with this strange story, so we'll just re-post the mysterious press release that we got from an anonymous e-mail and let you decide what is happening. None of the representatives have responded to follow up questions, so we can't verify any of this information. You can see the press release below so you can make your own decision about what is going on:

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Tours: Black Sabbath (North America)

Contributed by DesertBurst92. Posted by johng on Friday, September 4, 2015 at 2:00 PM (EDT)
Black Sabbath Black Sabbath have announced their final tour dates. The "End Tour" kicks off in January and wraps up at the end of February, with the final show at Madison Square Garden. Original drummer Bill Ward will not be on the tour. You can see the dates below. The band released 13 , without Bill Ward, in 2013.

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Tours: The Diodes

Posted by adam on Friday, September 4, 2015 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
The Diodes Legendary Toronto punk act The Diodes are set to play a week of shows this month. The group, which reunited with their original lineup in 2010, will perform in Toronto, Bowmanville, Hamilton and Brantford, Ontario as well as a Pop Montreal festival appearance in Quebec.

The shows will feature a number of historic punk elements, not the least of which is a supporting performance from Teenage Head's Gordie Lewis and Dave Rave. Select dates will also feature a screening of the Ross McLaren directed 1977 film Crash'n'Burn on 16mm. It profiled Toronto's first punk club. It features footage of the Diodes as well as the Dead Boys, Teenage Head and The Boyfriends. A punk photography and memorabilia exhibition will also appear at select shows courtesy of photographer Ralph Alfonso. Check below for the dates and other details.

Exclaim is also reporting that the band will be reissuing three of their records next year on vinyl via the Storming the Base label. A digital and CD version of the Italian live LP The Diodes Live at the El Mocambo 1978 is due later this year as well.

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Nomeansno to be inducted into the Western Canadian Music Hall of Fame

Posted by adam on Friday, September 4, 2015 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
Nomeansno The Western Canadian Music Alliance has announced that long-running Canadian punk act Nomeansno will be inducted into the Western Canadian Music Hall of Fame this year. The band will be inducted at an awards gala on Sunday, September 20th as part of the BreakOut West Festival. Alberta Music Executive Director and Captain Tractor frontman Chris Wynters commented:

NoMeansNo is one of Western Canada's greatest music exports. Their smart and edgy songs, along with their pioneering DIY ethic, influenced many and paved the way for Canada's indie revolution in the 90's. I think I saw them play about a hundred times as a kid in Victoria in the 80's, and they always blew the roof off the venue! I can't think of a more deserving and fitting inductee into the WCMA Hall of Fame.

Nomeansno last released All Roads Lead to Ausfahrt in 2006.

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New Joey Ramone mural painted in NYC

Posted by johng on Friday, September 4, 2015 at 11:30 AM (EDT)
Joey Ramone On September 3, a new mural of Joey Ramone was painted on Bleecker at the Bowery, across from the former CBGB. The mural was painted by Solus and John CRASH Matos. It was created to celebrate the the 40th anniversary of the Ramones debuting at CBGB. See the mural here.

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Tymon Dogg to release 'Made of Light' in October

Posted by adam on Friday, September 4, 2015 at 11:00 AM (EDT)
Tymon Dogg Mescaleros member and Clash collaborator Tymon Dogg is gearing up to release a new solo album in October. Made of Light will be released by Thin Man Music on October 21st. The alt-folk artist's latest outing features a number of songs with origins in writing sessions with the late Joe Strummer. You can preview the record over at Jammerzine.

Clash fans will know Dogg most obviously from the Sandinista track "Lose This Skin," on which he sings lead vocals and plays violin. He also contributed to a number of other songs from that record, including "The Equaliser," "Lightning Strikes (Not Once but Twice)," "Something About England" and "Sound of the Sinners." On Combat Rock Dogg worked on "Death Is A Star."

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Media: Joey Cape: 'Stitch Puppy'

Contributed by DesertBurst92. Posted by johng on Friday, September 4, 2015 at 10:30 AM (EDT)
Joey Cape Joey Cape is now streaming his new album. The record is titled Stitch Puppy and is due out today. You can hear it below.

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PEARS to release 'Letters To Memaw' 7-inch

Contributed by DesertBurst92. Posted by johng on Friday, September 4, 2015 at 10:00 AM (EDT)
PEARS Fat Wreck Chords have announced a new 7-inch by PEARS. It will be called Letters to Memaw. The A-side song is "Snowflake."The B-side song is "Anhedonia." The band released Go To Prison in 2014.

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Media: Bikini Kill: “Ocean Song”

Contributed by alex101. Posted by johng on Friday, September 4, 2015 at 9:30 AM (EDT)
Bikini Kill Bikini Kill are streaming a new track. It's called “Ocean Song” and it's off the upcoming reissue of their demo tape Revolution Girl Style Now! The reissue is out September 22, 2015 via Bikini Kill Records.

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New Releases Out This Week

Posted on Friday, September 4, 2015 at 9:00 AM (EDT)
The Wonder Years Some of the new releases out this week.

You can find the full list of releases (and album covers) right here

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The Fest 14 schedule released

Posted by adame on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 7:05 PM (EDT)
ImageOrganizers of The Fest have announced the schedule for this year's Fest 14. The three-day festival takes place Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2015 in Gainesville, Florida. Acts scheduled to perform include Lagwagon, Desaparecidos, Andrew WK, The Menzingers, Government Issue, Night Birds, Kepi Ghoulie and many, many more.

You can click here to see the schedule.

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