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Posted by johng on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 3:00 PM (EST)
The Sidekicks are going on a US tour. On some dates, the band will be joined by Cayetana, All Dogs and LVL UP. The band will be releasing Runners in the Nerved World on January 20, 2015. Their last album was Awkward Breeds from 2012.
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Posted by johng on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 1:00 PM (EST)
Decibel Magazine is now streaming two new songs by Nails. The tracks are called "Among the Arches of Intolerance" and "In Pain." The tunes are taken from the flexi disc found in some copies of this month's Decibel. You can hear the songs here.
The band released Abandon All Life in 2013.
Posted by johng on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 12:00 PM (EST)
Iron Reagan and Toxic Shock have released a split 7-inch. The release will be out on Reflection Records, likely in February of 2015. You can find more information here.
The band released The Tyranny Of Will this year and Punknews debuted the video for "I Won't Go." The band also has a pretty insane tour with Napalm Death and about 15,000 other bands coming up this winter.
Earlier this year, Joe Nolte of The Last suffered a stroke. Due to the severity of the stroke, Nolte has been unable to live at home due to medical requirements. His friends and family have established a fund to help modify Nolte's home so that he can move back home. You can find information here.
The Last were one of the first wave of LA punk bands and also broke ground by mixing power-pop and garage rock with a harder punk sound. The modern version of the band includes Bill Stevenson and Karl Alvarez, also of The Descendents. The band last released 'Danger!' in 2013.
Posted by johng on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 10:00 AM (EST)
According to the Punk Rock Bowling facebook page, Rancid will play the entirety of their ...And Out Come the Wolves album at next year's festival. The album originally came out in 1995, making the performance a 20th anniversary celebration.
Other bands playing include Dropkick Murphys and the no-longer-fucking-dead Refused, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Murder City Devils, Conflict, Discharge, Turbonegro, Sick Of It All, Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, Anti-Flag, Swingin’ Utters, A Wilhelm Scream, The Muffs and Mahones.
The festival will take place in downtown Las Vegas on May 23, 24 and 25. Tickets go on sale January 15. For more information, check the festival's website.
Best of The Year: Benny Horowitz (Gaslight Anthem), Mike Park (Asian Man Records), Erica Freas (RVIVR)
Posted by kira on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 8:00 PM (EST)
Brillo Anne in her Maker's Mark santa hat is pleased to present the very last edition of the guest Best of 2014 lists. (Editor's Note: Hopefully you’ve enjoyed them because it takes a whole lot of coding and I’m not very good/fast at coding! - KW) In this last post for 2014, Brillo is bringing you lists from Benny Horowitz (Gaslight Anthem), Mike Park (Asian Man Records), and Erica Freas (RVIVR). Enjoy!
Adam E. back with three new reviews, one of which is a split full of covers from Dee Dee King's epic 1989 rap album Standing in the Spotlight. Cool.
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Leftover Crack is going on a short California tour in February. On the first half, they'll be joined by Litmus Green. On the second half, they'll be joined by Kicker. Leftover Crack's last full-length release was Fuck World Trade in 2004. This past year, there have been scattered reports that the band is working on new material.
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Knuckle Puck plans to release their first LP this summer. The band recently signed to Rise Records, who will release the album. The band released While I Stay Secluded [EP] this year.
Teenage Bottlerocket have finished recording their new LP. The release is expected out next year on Rise Records. The band stated via Facebook:
"RECORDING IS DONE!! We can’t wait to show everyone what we’ve been working on at The Blasting Room!! Meanwhile HAPPY HOLIDAYS everyone! Thank you so much for another great year and we will see all of you in 2015 with a brand new album on Rise Records and a shit ton of tour dates!! Party on, TBR"The band released American Deutsch Bag [7-inch] in 2013.
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