Quebec-based music festival Taverne Tour has announced its lineup for 2024. TEKE::TEKE, Daniel Romano’s Outfit, TVOD, Hot Garbage, Night Lunch, Taxi Girls, Jon Spencer, Suuns, Deli Girls, High Klassified, Paul Collins’ Beat, Marie Davidson, Les Deuxluxes, Sweeping Promises, Pypy, Safia Nolin, Alex Burger, Hippie Hourrah, Das Mortal, All Hands_Make Light, Laurence-Anne, Pantayo, Activity, Marie-Pierre Arthur, Les Shirley, Rauze, Klaus, Los Viejos, Ducks Ltd., Ben Shemie, 20some, Yonatan Gat, New York Night Train, Population II, Dahl, Dangereens, Elegie, Family Man, Feeling Figures, Bouge Pas, Johnny Clash and the Porkyz, Lola 1:2, Roost.World, Zom Zom, Carlyn, Yao, Shunk, Shunk, Slash Need, Grand Eugene, Melissa Fortin, Samwoy, Cyrious, Sun Entire, Bobo Ono, The Wesleys, R. Flex, Patche, Alix Fernz, Booster Fawn, Awwful, Vincent Paui, Nushu, Felix Dyotte, Funk Lion, Hawa B, Virginie B, Sasha Cay, The Complete Recordings of Hezekiah Procter, Dirty Milk, Glowing Orb, Marontate, and Orchestroll will be playing. Taverne Tour will take place across the bars and venues of Avenue de Mont-Royak, Boulevard St-Laurent, and Rue St-Denis on February 8-10, 2024.
Brighton-based hardcore band No Relief have announced that they will be releasing a new EP. It is called Destroy Your World and will be out on February 16 via Rest Assured Records. The band has also released a new song called “Day By Day”. No Relief released their EP Ritual Oppression in 2022. Check out the song below.
Militarie Gun have announced North American tour dates for next year. Pool Kids and Spiritual Cramp will be joining them on all dates and Death Lens, Spaced, and Roman Candle will be joining them on select dates. Tickets go on sale December 1. The band has also released reworked versions of songs off their recently released album Life Under The Gun, “Very High” and “Never Fucked Up Once” which has been retitled “Never Fucked Up Twice” and features Bully. Militarie Gun will be touring the UK and Ireland next month. Check out the dates and songs below.
Rage Against The Machine
No Shelter [7-inch]
Dark Side of the Moon Redux
The Cola Heads
Your Dummest Friends [EP]
The Dwarves Concept Album
Where Did All My Friends Go?
Pizza [Food item]
Eugene S. Robinson
A Walk Across Dirty Water [Book]
The Chisel / Mess
Flying Raccoon Suit
Alkaline Trio have released a video for their new song “Bad Time”. The video was directed by Ravi Dhar. The song is off their upcoming album Blood, Hair, and Eyeballs which will be out on January 26 via Rise Records. Alkaline Trio will be touring the US and Canada starting in February. The band released Is This Thing Cursed? in 2018. Check out the video below.
Today we are stoked to bring you the premiere of the new video by Brighton’s The Atlantic Union Project! The video is for their song “Wait Indoors”. Speaking about the song, guitarist David Gamage said,
”Many people are still ‘Waiting Indoors’ for things to improve around the world. Unsure about travel, or the economy, or what calamity comes next, with so much cruelty, war, governmental control, and negative propaganda surrounding us all. It really is time for change and more positivity. We can get through it, together.”
”Wait Indoors” is off their EP 3, 482 Miles which was released in 2022 via Engineer Records, Shield Recordings, and Sell The Heart Records. Watch the video below!
Scott “Top Ten” Kempner, guitarist and founding member of The Dictators and The Del-Lords, has passed away. He was 69 and passed from complications related to early-onset dementia on November 29 in a nursing home in Connecticut. Scott Kempner formed the Dictators with Andy Shernoff and Ross Friedman in 1972 and formed the Del-Lords in 1982 after the Dictators split in 1979. He also played in The Brandos, Helen Wheels Band, Little Kings, and Paradise Brothers as well as releasing three solo albums. We send our condolences to Scott Kempner’s family, friends, and fans.
Today we are excited to bring you the premiere of the new video by Dutch melodic punk rock band Ink Bomb! The video is for their new song “Tough Cookie” and was shot by Sanne Nijenhuis. Speaking about the song and video the band said,
”The video captures us as we feel the most in our element: giving our all on stage. Some parts were filmed in the legendary venue Willemeen in Arnhem.
According to singer Joost Hoedemaeckers, the song is about someone who is less and less able to handle the sorry state of the world. Things he loves are disappearing and he wants to escape from it all (‘In case of emergency, break glass’). Warning: don’t do a suicide quite yet! Just start by fighting back, with a little help from your friends. The artwork refers to the importance of friendship.”
”Tough Cookie” will be on their upcoming album which will be out in 2024 and you can pre-save the single right here. Watch the video below!
Shane MacGowan of the Pogues has passed away. He was 65 and had recently been hospitalized for viral encephalitis. He passed early this morning with his family around him according to a statement written by his wife, Victoria Mary Clarke, his sister Siobhan, and his father Maurice, which was released on the band’s Instagram page. The statement reads in full,
”It is with the deepest sorrow and heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of Shane MacGowan. Shane died peacefully at 3am this morning (30 November, 2023) with his wife Victoria and family by his side. Prayers and the last rites were read which gave comfort to his family. He is survived by his wife Victoria, his sister Siobhan, and his father Maurice, family and a large circle of friends. Further details will be announced shortly but the family ask for privacy at this very sad time.”
We send our condolences to Shane MacGowan’s family, friends, and fans.
The blastmaster KRS-One has released a video celebrating Hip Hop's 50th anniversary. It's called "50 More Years Of Hip Hop" and appears to be a standalone single. You can see the video below.