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Media: Vaadat Charigim: “Hashiamum Shokea”

Posted by johng on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 12:30 PM (EDT)
Image Israeli shoegaze band Vaadat Charigim have released a new track. It's called "Hashiamum Shokea" and it's off their new album Sinking as a Stone, out via Burger Records. You can hear the tune below.

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Tours: The Interrupters (Europe)

Contributed by DesertBurst92. Posted by ricky on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
The Interrupters The Interrupters are going on a European tour this spring. They recently released Babylon [7-inch]. You can click Read More for the details.

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Green Day performs songs with Tim Armstrong, John Kiffmeyer

Contributed by an Anonymous Source. Posted by johng on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 11:30 AM (EDT)
Green Day Last night, Green Day played a special set in Cleveland to get ready for their Rock n Roll Hall of Fame Induction. In additon to playing a bunch of songs rarely played live, they also performed with original drummer John Kiffmeyer and Rancid/Operation Ivy guitarist Tim Armstrong. Eleven songs were played with Kiffmeyer, all from the era of when he was in the band, before being joined by current members Tre Cool and Jason White. With Tim Armstrong, the band covered Operation Ivy and Rancid.

You can see some vids from the show below.

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Media: After The Fall: “Twenty Nine”

Posted by sam on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 11:00 AM (EDT)
After the Fall After the Fall have released a new song off of their upcoming record titled Dedication. The track is called"Twenty Nine." Dedication is due out May 12, 2015 on Bridge Nine Records. You can click here to pre-order the record.

You can click Read More to hear the track.

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2 killed, 12+ injured at DOOM show

Posted by johng on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 10:00 AM (EDT)
Image Unfortunately, there is a tragic news to report from last night's DOOM show in Alameda, Chile. Last night's show at the Tsunami Event Center was sold out. Reports stated that the venue is fairly small. A group of people, possibly as many as 50, tried to rush the door and walls of the sold out show to gain access. As the people tried to forcibly enter, a part of the compound collapsed, which then crushed and killed two males. Another 12, or more, people were seriously injured. Seven of those people remain in critical condition. The injured were rescued by volunteer firefighters and taken by staff of the SAMU to the Central Posta, mainly with cardiorespiratory arrest. Police General Hugo Insulza stated (translated):
"According to the information supplied by the administrator, there were more people than the local could hold (...) this was a place that was authorized, but the number of people exceeded the capacity (...) probably the place is closed."
Being that this just happened, the band has not issued a statement, yet. The band's facebook currently appears to be inaccessible. We'll keep you updated if more information becomes available. You can find the local report here.

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Media: The Sloths: “Haunted”

Posted by johng on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 9:00 AM (EDT)
Image The Sloths, who made a name for themselves in the '60s on the Sunset Strip by playing spooky garage rock, have released their first album in 50 years! The new album is called Back from the Grave and it's out now via Lolipop Records and Burger Records. You can hear the lead single, "Haunted," below.

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Interviews: Al Barr (Dropkick Murphys) - Punk Rock Bowling Exclusive

Posted by armando on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 8:00 PM (EDT)
Dropkick Murphys The Dropkick Murphys have been playing together for close to 20 years and in that time they've gone from humble beginnings to becoming a massively successful band in the mainstream. As their 20th anniversary approaches the band will be playing their first album, Do or Die, in it's entirety at this year's Punk Rock Bowling Festival.

With a few weeks before the festival (which we're sponsoring!), we were able to score an interview with Dropkick's lead singer Al Barr. Punknews' Contributing Editor and Interviewer Mondo Olivas talked to him about the bands' history with the music festival, why they love playing the event year after year, and what separates Punk Rock Bowling from other festivals.

You can click Read More for the interview.

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New Review Update: April 16, 2015

Posted by adame on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
Image Adam E. here with a batch of new reviews. It's still a year and a half away, but all sorts of candidates are announcing their intention to run for president in 2016. On the Republican side there's Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and a few hundred other guys. On the Democratic side there's Hillary Clinton and, uh, Hillary Clinton. Who else would you like to see join the race?

Today's reviews are:
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Media: Chris Farren: “All the World”

Posted by johng on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
Chris Farren Chris Farren has released another new solo track. It's called "All the World" and it's off his upcoming split with Tim Kasher. The split is out on Record Store Day. Farren stated to Alternative Press:

“This split is a pretty big deal for me, personally. In addition to many early Saddle Creek releases, it was Tim Kasher’s records that made me want to be a songwriter. His lyrics are sharp, interesting and direct. I’ve spent hours listening with headphones on, reading through lyric books, examining and enjoying each of his albums since I first heard ‘Domestica.’ I’ve been ripping him off ever since.

I met Tim in kind of a chance encounter"Cursive was opening for Minus The Bear, and my band, Fake Problems was opening for Against Me!, in different rooms of the same venue. Our two bands had to (got to) share a backstage room together. We struck up conversation, followed each other on Twitter and kind of just kept in touch. Maybe a year or so went by before I had the courage to email him asking if he’d want to do a split"I agonized for probably four hours before I sent the email and he responded within 10 minutes saying he was into it.

‘All The World’ is a song about getting out of a depression"and what it took to get there. All the attempts and changes you try to make in your life to change the way you feel"some working, some failing miserably. I think when I wrote down the lyrics to the chorus initially they were meant to be sarcastic, but as the song evolved and my perspective changed I started to really believe them.”

You can hear the new song below.

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Videos: Somos: “Letters From An Absent Future”

Posted by leanne on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 4:30 PM (EDT)
Somos Somos recorded two songs for Alternative Press in California. The "Nocturnal Noise" session has live recordings of "Letters From An Absent Future" and "Dead Wrong." Somos is currently out on tour with Tigers Jaw and Lemuria.

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Streams: The Briggs: “Gridlocked”

Posted by johng on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
Image Punknews is pleased to debut the new track by The Briggs. The tune is called "Gridlocked" and it's off their upcoming self-titled EP, due out May 5, 2015. On the new track, the band declares that they're off on a "clean start" with an anthemic refrain. Speaking to Punknews, The band's Joey Larocca explained just how personal the song really is:

"We've been inactive for some time now. Over the last few years we broached the idea of getting things going again and pushing forward as a band but with everything each individual member has been doing, family, Jason engineering, me everything under the sun, solo project, managing, producing, song-writing, it was just too tough to have it fit in our lives anymore. Around a year and half ago, we actually were in the process of writing a full-length for a label and recorded a good handful of songs. The deal ended up going sour and once again decided to walk away.

After some time went by we cracked open the sessions and listened to the songs and thought,"Damn, I really like these songs!" "We should just put them out. Fuck it!" We figured it was a shame to just sit on this music that's already recorded and ready to go. It's better to put it out to the world than let it collect dust."

You can pre-order the new release here. Meanwhile, you can hear the new tune below.

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