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The Good Life return with 'Everybody's Coming Down'

Posted by aubin on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 10:00 AM (EDT)
Image The Good Life, which is led by Tim Kasher of Cursive, has announced a new full length. The record is titled Everybody‘s Coming Down and is due out August 14, 2015 on Saddle Creek Records. The band has also announced tour dates with Big Harp. You can click Read More a song and the tour dates.

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No Doubt, Faith No More, Rancid, Alkaline Trio Playing Riot Fest Chicago

Posted by armando on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 10:10 PM (EDT)
Image Keeping up with their series of line up announcements - the 2015 installment of Chicago's Riot Fest has been revealed. Headlining the event will be Orange County's No Doubt. The festival will also feature several artists playing both the Toronto and Denver dates such as Rancid, Drive Like Jehu, and Motörhead.

Continuing with tradition, Riot Fest Chicago's line up is a diverse collection of music including bands such as Snoop Dogg, Rancid, Coheed and Cambria, The Academy Is…, Devil Wears Prada, Pennywise, Against Me!, Andrew W.K., Gwar, Lifetime, The Movielife, Joyce Manor, Mariachi El Bronx, The Dwarves, Mustard Plug, Alexisonfire, Taking Back Sunday, Manchester Orchestra, Mest, Atreyu, Slightly Stoopid, Every Time I Die, Knuckle Puck, Beach Slang, Cayetea, Elway, and more.

Chicago hosts the party September 11, 12, and 13th at Douglas Park. The full line up and tickets are available here.

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Modest Mouse, Pixies, Snoop Dog playing Riot Fest Denver

Posted by britt on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 9:50 PM (EDT)
Image The 2015 edition of Riot Fest in Denver has announced the line up for this year's rodeo-themed festival at the National Western Complex. The line up features high profile headliners including Wu-Tang Clan, Rancid, The Pixies and Motörhead. As Riot Fest often tries to do, bands from your youth will be making an appearance too, including: Drive Like Jehu, D.O.A., OFF! and The Damned sharing the stage with popular groups including Flogging Molly, Alkaline Trio, Thrice, GWAR, The Lawrence Arms, and Andrew W.K.. Further headliners are expected to be announced in mid June, with early bird tickets for the event on sale now.

The event takes place August 28, 29, and 30, and the party can be found at the National Western Complex. You can look forward to seeing these bands, and many more to come:
Coheed and Camria, L7, Explosions in the Sky, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Desaparecidos, Doomtree, Dead Milkmen, the Get Up Kids, Millencolin, Joyce Manor, Benjamin Booker, 7 Seconds, Teenage Bottlerocket, Direct Hit, Elway, The Hotelier, Broadway Calls, and so many more. See the full first round of the line up and purchase tickets here.

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Alexisonfire, Rancid, Drive Like Jehu, Motörhead playing Riot Fest Toronto

Posted by adam on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 7:45 PM (EDT)
Image The 2015 edition of Riot Fest in Toronto will feature a reunion of Alexisonfire along with a number of high profile headliners including Wu-Tang Clan, Rancid and Motörhead. The event will see veteran acts like Drive Like Jehu, D.O.A. and [[Echo sharing the stage with popular groups including Against Me!, Frank Turner, Thrice, GWAR and Andrew W.K.. Further headliners are expected to be announced in mid June, with early bird tickets for the event on sale now..

The event, which will take place on September 19th and 20th in Toronto's Downsview Park, will also feature All Time Low, Tyler, The Creator, Coheed and Cambria, Atmosphere, Eagles Of Death Metal, Babes In Toyland, Yelawolf, The Airborne Toxic Event, The Joy Formidable, Bayside, The Thurston Moore Band, FIDLAR, Doomtree, Jazz Cartier, Moneen, Die Mannequin, The Mylene Sheath, OBGMs, Wildlife, Nova Rockafeller, The Dirty Nil, Indian Handcrafts, Like Pacific, Dying Arts, Safe To Say, PARTYCAT, Willa, Tasha The Amazon, Rarity, Foxtrott, Twin River, Black Mastiff, and Tomahawk Love.

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New Review Update: May 27, 2015

Posted by johng on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
Image This is John G bringing you four new reviews today. Also, don't forget that TONIGHT on Wednesday, May 27 at 9:30pm EST, we are hosting a call-in episode of the Punknews podcast. E-mail podcast@punknews.org to reserve a spot or to just send us your thoughts! (We're still working on the technicalities of broadcasting this.... so, we'll see... we'll be taking calls and recording live, at any rate)

Today's reviews are:

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United Nations plan reissue of controversial debut

Contributed by TempRes. Posted by aubin on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 5:30 PM (EDT)
United Nations On July 10, 2015, Temporary Residence and Collect Records will be reissuing the self-titled full length from United Nations. The band's lineup unofficially included members of Thursday, Glassjaw, and Converge and their debut earned a lawsuit from The Beatles for their parody of Abbey Road's famous artwork. The vinyl has been out of print ever since.

Now, the original "banned" artwork has been restored and expanded for form a gatefold triple cover measuring 12x36. Each album is stamped with a sequential number, as a "limited edition of however many it takes for United Nations to get sued. Again. " You can click Read More for the a song, the artwork and the track listing.

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Videos: Ariel Pink: “I Need a Minute”

Posted by johng on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
Ariel Pink Ariel Pink has released a new song and video. The tune is called "I Need a Minute" and it's off the soundtrack to the upcoming film Heaven Knows What. The video was shot in over 200 public bathrooms. Pink last released Pom Pom in 2014. You can see the video below.

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Tours: Neurosis / Brothers of the Sonic Cloth / The Body

Posted by johng on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
Neurosis Neurosis has announced a summer tour. Support acts include Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth and The Body. You can see the dates below.

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Break-ups: M.O.D. (1986-1997; 2001-2015)

Contributed by alex101. Posted by johng on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 3:00 PM (EDT)
Image M.O.D. have broken up, again. The exact reasons for the end are unclear, but it appears that frontman Billy Milano no longer wishes to continue the band. In a Facebook post, the band stated:

As true and dedicated musicians that we are, MOD was one of our huge inspirations and by a lucky shot, we got in the band. For any great, good reason that a light shined our way...that was MOD. We apologize to the fans, to everyone who's been waiting on us on the road. Billy has denied MOD and without MOD, we can't go on.

The band released a single a year ago.

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Media: Radioactivity: “I Know”

Posted by adame on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 2:30 PM (EDT)
Image Radioactivity has premiered a new track at Billboard titled "I Know." The track comes from Silent Kill , the band's upcoming album, which will be released on Dirtnap Records on June 30, 2015. Radioactivity features members of Marked Men and Bad Sports. You can click here to listen to the song.

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Tours: Babes in Toyland (USA/Europe)

Posted by johng on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 2:00 PM (EDT)
Babes In Toyland Babes in Toyland are hitting Europe and the USA this summer. The recently reunited band is in Europe right now and will be playing the USA afterwards.You can click Read More for the dates.

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