Tours: Off With Their Heads / PEARS (Midwest)

Posted by mark on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 2:00 PM (EST)
Off With Their Heads Off With Their Heads, who were recently announced as part of the upcoming Groezrock festival, have scheduled a brief run of dates in March, with support from PEARS. You can see the dates after the jump.

OWTH's last full-length, Home, was released in 2013. PEARS released their debut album, Go To Prison, earlier this year.

You can click Read More for the dates.

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Videos: Wednesday 13: “Keep Watching the Skies”

Contributed by alex101. Posted by mark on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 1:00 PM (EST)
Wednesday 13 Horror punk Wednesday 13 has released a lyric video for his new song, "Keep Watching the Skies." You can see the video after the jump.

The song comes from his upcoming self-released album, titled Monsters of the Universe: Come Out and Plague, due out January 13, 2015. His sixth studio release, it will be his first concept album:
“Take the movies They Live and Night Of The Living Dead, and the series V, and mix that together. It’s a sci-fi, horror story that will be the most unique Wednesday 13 album to date. I wouldn’t even compare it to anything I’ve done in the past.”

You can click Read More for the video.

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Tours: Kevin Devine/DADS (US)

Contributed by paultamayomurderedtupac. Posted by sam on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 12:00 PM (EST)
DadsDADS has announced they will be touring to support Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band in February and March of 2015. Field Mouse will also be on the tour.

You can click Read More for the dates.

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Green Day, Joan Jett among 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees

Posted by mark on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 11:00 AM (EST)
Image The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its list of inductees for 2015. Green Day, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and Lou Reed headline a list of artists that also includes late guitar slinger Stevie Ray Vaughn and his band Double Trouble, soul legend Bill Withers and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Ringo Starr, who was inducted with The Beatles in 1988, will receive the Award for Musical Excellence.

Artists are eligible for Rock Hall induction 25 years after their first recorded release. Green Day, who released 1,000 Hours in 1989, were voted in on their first year of eligibility. Joan Jett, who is being inducted with the Blackhearts, released I Love Rock 'n Roll in 1981, hitting the charts that year with the title track and their cover of Tommy James' "Crimson and Clover." Reed, who, like Starr, was inducted with his previous band (The Velvet Underground in 1996), will go in this time as a solo artist. His self-titled debut was released in 1972, after Velvet Underground's dissolution.

The 30th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony will be held on April 18 at Public Hall in Cleveland, home to the 19-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum. The induction ceremony and subsequent concert will be open to the public. Tickets are priced from $75 to $300 and can be purchased starting at 10 a.m. EST on Thursday, Dec. 18 via Ticketmaster. It will be broadcast on HBO in May.

You can head over to the Rock Hall website for more information on this year's complete list of inductees.

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Punk Rock Bowling announces full lineup

Posted by mark on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 10:00 AM (EST)
Image Punk Rock Bowling, the annual festival held in Las Vegas vaguely organized around a bowling tournament, has announced the lineup for its 17th iteration. Among the bands joining previously announced headliners Rancid, Dropkick Murphys and the no-longer-fucking-dead Refused, will be 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.

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Apple removes white-power music from iTunes

Posted by johng on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 9:00 AM (EST)
Image According to a report in Rolling Stone, Apple has removed 30 racist bands from its catalogue. The action was taken after a report from the Southern Poverty Law center where iTunes was criticized for carrying 54 racist bands and also listing some of the bands in the "listeners also bought" section of the site. Bands including Skrewdriver, Max Resist and the Bully Boys were removed from the service. The SPLC also criticized Amazon and Spotify for failing to remove the same bands from their catalogues.

Heidi Beirich, director of the SPLC's Intelligence Project, said in a statement, "Apple is doing the right thing by preventing iTunes from being used as a recruitment tool for white supremacists. Amazon and other online retailers that continue to sell this music need to realize that they are providing a powerful platform for extremists to reach young people with messages that advocate hate and violence against African Americans, Jews and others."

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December 15, 2014

Posted by johng on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 6:00 PM (EST)
Image Happy Monday. This is John G with some new reviews for you. Did you hear about the Joe Strummer snail? Apparently, they named it after a punk icon because it is colorful and lives in extreme environments, like 70's and 80's punk rockers. Apparently, they also found another species of Slug that eats dung. They're calling that one the "GG."

Today's reviews are:
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Tours: World/Inferno Friendship Society: (East Coast)

Posted by mark on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 5:30 PM (EST)
World/Inferno Friendship Society While the rest of country is busy freezing in the dead of winter, the ladies and gentlemen of World/Inferno Friendship Society are taking their circus on the road and getting warm, starting in sunny Key West, FL. The band will work its way up the east coast, finishing in their hometown of NYC at Andrew W.K.'s venue, Santos Party House. You can see the dates after the jump.

World/Inferno's most recent album, This Packed Funeral , was released last month. Features Editor John Gentile spoke with frontman and raconteur Jack Terricloth prior to its release.

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Videos: The Venomous Pinks: “Can We Go?”

Contributed by thevenomouspinks. Posted by kira on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 5:00 PM (EST)
Image The Venomous Pinks, an all female group, have released a video for the song "Can We Go?" The track appears on their recently released EP Exes & Whoas! The EP features songs with Roger Miret of Agnostic Front.

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Tours: Mariachi El Bronx: (UK)

Contributed by alex101. Posted by mark on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 4:00 PM (EST)
Image Mariachi El Bronx have announced a full UK tour in February. You can see the dates after the jump.

The tour will be preceded by the release of the single ‘New Beat' on January 19. The track is taken from their most recent full-length, III.

You can click Read More for the dates, as well as a recent performance of "New Beat" performed on Seattle's KEXP.

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Videos: Frank Turner and Butch Walker: “Merry Christmas you ...” (NSFW)

Posted by mark on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 3:30 PM (EST)
Frank Turner Frank Turner and his band the Sleeping Souls have been in Nashville for the past ten days recording the follow-up to 2013's Tape Deck Heart . Upon completion of tracking for the album, Turner and producer Butch Walker picked up a couple of guitars to perform a special song in time for the holidays. You can see the (NSFW) video after the jump.

The song, "Merry Christmas you..." is the current holiday single by The Breakdowns. You can find their original version here.

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