On June 19, 2015, a new documentary about Joe Strummer will be released on DVD, following a run on the festival circuit. The documentary is directed by Nick Hall and is called I Need a Dodge: Joe Strummer on the Run. The documentary tells the story of Strummer's sojourn to Spain after the disintegration of The Clash. The documentary follows Strummer as he kills time in Granada, driving a Dodge Barreiros, until he returns to England in 1986. You can find more info here.
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Posted by johng on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 9:00 AM (EDT)
There's a good reason you've been hearing about Beach Slang as much as you may have: because they're really fucking good. The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-derived quartet play songs with an instant, warm air of familiarity, without sticking too derivatively to its influences. Obviously, these guys have played in bands those young and old to the PA punk scenes might be familiar with, from '90s veterans Weston to more recent acts like NONA, Ex Friends and Crybaby. But they've come together here and found quick success with a pair of immediately gratifying, well-received EPs released last year; thankfully, they already have a full-length mapped out to record soon and release not long thereafter for long-running indie Polyvinyl.
Last weekend, towards the end of a month-long tour directly supporting Cursive, who were celebrating their beloved 2003 album The Ugly Organ, Brian Shultz was able to chat with vocalist/guitarist James Alex on a rainy Saturday afternoon in Cambridge, Massachusetts, shortly after the band plowed through a quick headlining gig at at a local gastropub.
Punknews is excited to announce the upcoming tour of Mischief Brew and Ramshackle Glory! The bands will hit the Arizona, then cruise up the West Coast playing various dates, before finally rocking Seattle. After that, they split apart and continue on their separate ways. This is the first Mischief Brew tour of the West Coast since 2013.
Mischief Brew will be touring in support of their upcoming album, This is Not For Children, due out May 23, 2015 via Alternative Tentacles Records. The band recently released details about the new album. Meanwhile, you can see the dates below.
Adam E. here with four new reviews. I just had to explain to grown adult that it's "Star Trek," not "Star Track." Sometimes I wonder how certain people survive to adulthood.
Today's reviews are:
Tau Cross, the band featuring Rob Miller of Amebix, Michel "Away" Langevin of Voivod, Jon Misery of Misery and Andy Lefton of War-Plague have released their first full track. The tune is called "Lazarus" and it's off their upcoming self-titled debut. The album is out May 19, 2015 via Relapse Records. You can hear the new song below.
Black Sabbath has announced what they are claiming is their "last ever gig." The last show will be on November 22, 2015 in Japan, which is the second day of the Ooziest Festival.
According to various reports, the band is currently working on a studio album with Rick Rubin acting as producer. The band released 13 in 2013. Also, as you may recall, there has been other Black Sabbath news when Geezer Butler was recently arrested for a bar fight.
Arnocorps have released a new music video for the song "Total Recall." The footage comes from the band's recent appearance at Hoodslam, where the band played along side Bay Area professional wrestlers. Punknews was on site to report on that show.
Arnocorps recently reissued The Greatest Band of All Time [Reissue] . Punknews spoke to the band about the release. You can see the video below.
Posted by johng on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 2:00 PM (EDT)
Although they are among the most hallowed of music documentaries, Penelope Spheeris' The Decline of Western Civilization films have never received wide-spread, official, home distribution. Well, that's about to change. On June 30, 2015. Shout Factory will release all three of the Decline films, which focus on early West Coast punk, 80's heavy metal, and crust punk, respectively. The films will be out on DVD and Blu-ray and will feature a 40-page book along with bonus commentary from Dave Grohl.
Of course, as you may know, the first The Decline of Western Civilization is a landmark document, showing early West coast punk performances by The Germs, The Circle Jerks, Alice Bag, Black Flag with Ron Reyes, Fear and others.
Hop Along have released a second song off of their upcoming sophomore release, Painted Shut, due out May 5, 2015 on Saddle Creek Records. The song, "Powerful Man," was released Monday via The Fader. Hop Along will be heading out on tour to support The War on Drugs this weekend.
You can click Read More for the song.
Less Than Jake has announced that they are heading on tour with Reel Big Fish this May and June. They will be bringing along Pacific Dub, The Interrupters and Ballyhoo on select dates. Pre-sale tickets for this tour are on sale now. You can click here to purchase tickets. Less Than Jake released Do The Math [7-inch] in 2014.
Atreyu have posted a new video for "So Others May Live." It's one of two tracks appearing on their forthcoming 7-inch due out on Record Store Day, April 18, 2015.
You can click Read More for the video.
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