Interviews
Andy Slania and Ryan Bollis of The Eradicator

Andy Slania and Ryan Bollis of The Eradicator

Sometimes a joke can go completely out of control and have a very awesome result in the end. That is exactly what happened with Chicago’s The Eradicator — the band based totally on the Kids In The Hall Sketch of the same name. The band has been getting a lot of attention for their funny and unconventional… well… everything about them is unconventional. They released their great self-titled LP on October 13, 2017 through Stonewalled and not only are they going to be performing at FEST 16, but they will also be touring Hawaii and Australia with Bong Mountain starting later this month.

Editor Ricky Frankel caught up with vocalist Andy Slania and bassist Ryan Bollis to talk about the band’s new album, the music video for “I’m A Squash Man” and the music video for “Squash Queen,” their connection to Direct Hit!, how a screw up ended up helping the band in the long run and more. Listen to the interview below or on iTunes.

Note: It is recommended that you watch the original Kids In The Hall sketch before you listen to this interview if you haven’t seen it yet. You can find the video below as well.

Photo courtesy of TypeAPromo.com

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The Lawrence Arms

The Lawrence Arms announce third annual War On Christmas shows

The Lawrence Arms have announced their third annual War On Christmas shows. They will take place at the Cobra Lounge and the Bottom Lounge in Chicago, IL from December 14 - December 16, 2017. Supporting bands include The Ridgelands, Fuck You, Idiot, Teenage Bottlerocket, Blood People, Nothington and Sass Dragons. The Lawrence Arms last released Metropole in 2014 via Epitaph Records. You can see the list of shows below.

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Graduation Speech (East Coast)

Graduation Speech (East Coast)

New Jersey solo artist Graduation Speech will be heading on a short run East Coast tour this November. Graduation Speech will be touring to support the release of his debut release called Quiet & Calm. Quiet & Calm was be released on June 30th, 2017 through Black Numbers.

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Frank Turner

Frank Turner announce 'Songbook'

Folk rock artist Frank Turner have announced his forthcoming album titled Songbook. Songbook compiles songs from his extensive catalogue with addition to 10 brand new re-imagined versions of some of his well-loved songs and one brand new track, "There She Is". Songbook comes out on November24th on CD/Digital and on December 15th on Vinyl/Boxset through Xtra Mile. See below for track listing and album art.

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Captain Kaiser: "Eskimos & Mermaids" (Punknews Exclusive)

Captain Kaiser: “Eskimos & Mermaids” (Punknews Exclusive)

Punknews is excited to premiere a new song and video from Belgium's Captain Kaiser. The song, "Eskimos & Mermaids," takes the listener all over the board: from understated and bopping verses, to straight forward punk, all the way to full-throated yells. The track comes off of the band's forthcoming debut LP, Dog Days on Deck, slated for release in early 2018 on Bearded Punk Records, which the band has also just signed to.

CK's previous album, the Greatest Hits Vol. 1 EP, was released in March of this year.

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