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Tiger Army cancel 2014's Octoberflame Festival to focus on new album

Contributed by alex101. Posted by xan on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 2:00 PM (EDT)
Tiger ArmyTiger Army has announced the cancellation of their annual Octoberflame Festival, so that they can focus on finishing their long-awaited follow up to 2007's, Music from Regions Beyond. The band says they've written many of the songs for the new record, and also confirm they are planning to go into the studio soon. The album should be out in 2015, and the band will be going on tour to support it.

They also stress they're only canceling this years Octoberflame, and that the festival is not over for good.

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Sticks and Stones to play acoustic mini-set benefit show

Posted by johng (g+) on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 1:30 PM (EDT)
Image Sticks and Stones have just announced that they will be playing an acoustic "mini-set" to benefit comic creator Seth Kushner, who is currently fighting leukemia. The show will take place August 26 at Union Hall in Brooklyn.

There will also be performances by Molly Crabapple, Douglas Rushkoff, Dean Haspiel, Akim Funk Buddah, JahFurry, Josh Neufeld, and others.You can find more info here.

Sticks and Stones existed mainly from 1988 to 1994. Members included Jack Terricloth of World/Inferno Friendship Society, Johnny X, and others. They have performed very rarely since the 1994 break-up.

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The Joykiller crowdsourcing 'Music for Break-Ups'

Contributed by IllaZilla. Posted by xan on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
The JoykillerThe Joykiller, T.S.O.L's frontman Jack Grisham other band, have begun to crowdsource funds for a new album, Music For Break-Ups, on Indiegogo. The album will be comprised of re-recordings of old demos that were never released, and will be their first release since 2003's rarities album, Ready Sexed Go!

You can check out the campaign here.

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Tours: Austin Lucas (US)

Posted by sam on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
Austin Lucas Austin Lucas has announced the first annual "Minimum Overdrive Tour." The tour will be traveling around the US this October. Jon Snodgrass, Northcote, Jayke Orvis and Caleb Caudle will join Austin Lucas on this tour.

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Media: Gob: 'Apt. 13'

Posted by xan on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 11:00 AM (EDT)
GobGob is streaming their new album. Apt. 13 over at New Noise. You can check it out here. The record is out August 26, 2014 via New Damage.

Meanwhile, the artwork for the album has stirred up a bit controversy. Some claim Gob directly ripped elements for it from a fellow Vancouver band, Beekeeper. Gob has responded by saying it was just a coincidence. It turns out the drawings are based off of the back cover of Cut and Make Monster Masks in Full Colour, a book written by Michael Grater in 1978.

You can click Read More for the details of controversy and the response from both bands.

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Melvins release details about next LP

Posted by johng (g+) on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 10:30 AM (EDT)
Melvins The Melvins have released more details about their upcoming LP. The release is called Hold It In. Playing on the album is original Melvin Buzz Osborne, almost original Melvin Dale Crover, Jeff Pinkus of The Butthole Surfers, and Paul Leary also of The Butthole Surfers. The release is slated for an October 14, 2014 release date via Ipecac Recordings.

Meanwhile, Amphetamine Reptile records will be releasing at least one vinyl single to support the release. The first one slated for release is for the new track "Bride of Crankenstein." There is no release date on that single yet.

You can click Read More for the track list and cover art.

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Media: Moral Mazes: 'Magic Tommy Jackson'

Posted by aubin (g+) on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 10:00 AM (EDT)
Image Moral Mazes, which includes Jonah Matranga of Far, Jeff Dean of Dead Ending, Darren Zentek of Office of Future Plans and J. Robbins of Jawbox are streaming their new album. which is due out September 2, 2014 on Bridge Nine Records.

You can click Read More for the songs.

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Media: Henrietta: 'The Trick Is Not Minding'

Posted by xan on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 9:00 AM (EDT)
Henrietta Orlando, FL's Henrietta have released a stream of their debut LP, The Trick Is Not Minding. The album is due out August 26th, 2014 on Animal Style Records. You can pre-order the record here.

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Interviews: Blag Dahlia (The Dwarves)

Posted by johng (g+) on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 8:00 PM (EDT)
The Dwarves Controversy is nothing new for The Dwarves. For three decades, they've been accused of promoting drugs, of promoting violence, of promoting misogyny. A brief glance at album covers and song titles -- naked women and tunes like "Smack City" abound -- does add credence to that proposition.

But, if you peer below the surface, it becomes quickly apparent that there is more than dick-driven punk rock going on here. And that's precisely what the bands new album, The Dwarves Invented Rock 'n' Roll makes clear. As the band strips away the layers of rock music, looking for a source or common thread in this great genre, the band also reveals their own underlying drives and strategies. Is the naked girl on the album cover just a picture of a good looking girl, or is she really a question about you and your reaction to her?

Because the new album is simultaneously one of the band's hardest-driving and peppiest releases to date, features editor John Gentile spoke to frontman Blag Dahlia about the LP, his underlying message and the Bible, of course.

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New Review Update: August 20, 2014

Posted by johng (g+) on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
Image This is John G bringing you a reviews update and that means it's also time for Wednesday Trivia Time! This fellow is not only a world-famous sword maker, but also, an extremely influential punk rocker. Who is he?

Today's reviews are:

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Tours: The World is a Beautiful Place… / The Hotelier / Rozwell Kid / Posture and the Grizzly

Posted by aubin (g+) on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 5:30 PM (EDT)
The World Is A Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid To Die The World is a Beautiful Place and I am No Longer Afraid to Die are headlining a fall tour with support coming from The Hotelier, Rozwell Kid and Posture and the Grizzly.

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