Punknews Podcast: Best Midwestern - Episode 11

Posted by adam on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 7:00 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 about the Riot Fest Chicago lineup and our favorite Midwest fest experiences, and it gives us a chance to play some --GASP-- non-Midwest bands!

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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New Review Update: July 3, 2015

Posted by johng on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
Image This is John G bringing you some Friday reviews. If you are Canadian, I hope you had a nice Canada day. If you're American, have a fun and safe USA Day. If you're not from USA or CA, have a great day in general. Peace and love, maaaaaaan.

Meanwhile, today's reviews are:

You can check out any of our reviews right here.

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Titus Andronicus release 15 minute music video

Posted by johng on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
Titus Andronicus Titus Andronicus have release a 15-minute music video. It's called "This Magic Morning." The video promotes their upcoming album, The Most Lamentable Tragedy, due out July 28, 2015 via Merge Records. You can see the video below.

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Asian Man records to release new Cayetana 7-inch

Posted by johng on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
Cayetana Asian Man Records will release the new Cayetana EP. Recording for the project is done. There is no title as of yet, but label head honcho Mike Park said he is looking at a Fall release.

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Leftover Crack finish laying down recordings for new album

Posted by johng on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 3:00 PM (EDT)
Leftover Crack According to social media posts by frontman Scott Sturgeon, Leftover Crack have finished laying down the sound recordings for their next album. Presumably, the tracks still need to be mixed and mastered. The band's third LP will be released via Fat Wreck Chords. Guests on the new Leftover Crack album tentatively include Mischief Brew, Bouncing Souls, and Blackbird Raum, though some of those contributions may be limited to chorus vocals.

Punknews recently spoke to Sturgeon about the re-release of Fuck World Trade [Reissue]. You can see the interview here.

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Crazy and the Brains to release new EP

Posted by johng on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 2:00 PM (EDT)
Crazy and the Brains Crazy and the Brains have plans to release a new 7-inch EP. It will be called Brainfreeze and it will be out this summer or early fall via Baldy Longhair. The band released Good Lord [EP] in the beginning of this year.

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The Queers to release re-recorded 'Beyond the Valley'

Posted by johng on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 1:30 PM (EDT)
The Queers The Queers have announced pre-orders for the re-recorded version of their album Beyond the Valley.... It will be called Beyond the Valley Revisited... and contains all new sound recordings of the tracks from that album. According to the band, it will be limited to 300 copies. You can pre-order here. You can also stream it via spotify now.

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Legendary Shack Shakers to release LP via Alternative Tentacles

Posted by johng on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
Image Alternative Tentacles records has announced the release of a new record. They will release the next album by The Legendary Shack Shakers. It will be called Southern Surreal and it's out on September 11, 2015. Billy Bob Thornton and Jesus Lizard guitarist Duane Denison make guest appearances.

You can see tour dates below.

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The Rentiers announce new EP

Posted by johng on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
Image The Rentiers, the revolving cast of musicians fronted by Joel Tannenbaum of Plow United, have announced a new EP. It will be called Black Metal Yoga and will be out late summer or early fall via Baldy Longhair records.

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Descendents recording new material

Posted by johng on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 11:30 AM (EDT)
Descendents In a brief social media post, Stephen Egerton of The Descendents posted that the band is currently recording new material. The short post also included a picture of several opened candy wrappers. There's not much other info about the next Descendents material, but we will keep you updated.

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Asian Man Records Announces 20th Anniversary Festival

Posted by johng on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 11:00 AM (EDT)
Image Asian Man Records has announced a 20th anniversary Celebration. It will be a five night affair at San Francisco's Bottom of the Hill. The dates will be June 15,16,17,18,19, 2016. No acts have been announced as of yet.

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