Drew Thomson chats about Single Mothers and his recent solo EP 'Stay'

Drew Thomson chats about Single Mothers and his recent solo EP 'Stay'

This May musician Drew Thomson, the frontman of London, Ontario's Single Mothers, released a new EP as The Drew Thomson Foundation on Dine Alone Records, featuring a style quite unlike the caustic punk he's known for. It was followed up later this year by Through A Wall, a surprise new Single Mothers LP that features some of that band's hardest-hitting material to date. Writer Graham Isador met up with Drew in Toronto to discuss the dichotomy between the two projects.

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Meat Puppets' original lineup to release new LP

Meat Puppets Curt Kirkwood and Cris Kirkwood have reunited with original drummer Derrick Bostrom. That means the orignal band has reunited, and this lineup is releasing their first new music in 24 years. It's called Dusty Notes, and is out March 8 via Megaforce. Hear "Warranty," the first single from that album, below.

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Rivers Cuomo, Father John Misty to play benefit for victims of Cali wildfires

Rivers Cuomo, Father John Misty to play benefit for victims of Cali wildfires

Rivers Cuomo (Weezer) has been included in the lineup for a benefit concert to raise money for Southern California Disaster Relief Fund, a charity established by the United Way to provide assistance to low-income persons and families affected by the recent spate of wildfires throughout the state.

Other acts include Father John Misty, HAIM, comedian Tim Heidecker, and more. The show is December 18 at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel in LS.

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Cannibal Corpse guitarist arrested for burglary, assaulting police while his house blows up

Cannibal Corpse guitarist arrested for burglary, assaulting police while his house blows up

On Monday night, Cannibal Corpse guitarist Pat O’Brien was arrested in Florida. He is alleged to have broken into a home, pushed a woman in the house down, ignored orders from the family to leave, and then moved into the backyard. Allegedly, Police found him hiding in the backyard with a knife when he charged at the police with the knife. He was incapacitated via Taser. Meanwhile, at just about that same time, police and firemen received a report that a home was on fire. The home was determined to be O'Brien's later, and to complicate matters, the fire was setting off explosive ammunition inside the home. The fire was stopped but the house was significantly damaged. Police and fire officials have not yet determined the cause of the fire. O'Brien is charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling with assault and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer. A Hillsborough County judge set bond at $50,000 Tuesday morning and O'Brien is required to complete a drug test before he's able to bond out of jail. Read the local report here.

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Suicidal Tendencies, Limp Bizkit to play Musink Festival 2019

Suicidal Tendencies, Limp Bizkit to play Musink Festival 2019

The initial line up for the 2019 Musink Festival has been announced. The list of bands playing the event includes Suicidal Tendencies, Limp Bizkit, Hatebreed, Travis Barker, Fear, Dead Kennedys, Sick Of It All, TSOL, Bleeding Through, Anti-Flag, Ho99o9, Voodoo Glow Skulls, and All Hail The Yeti. The full line up will be announced next month. Musink is scheduled for March 8, 2019 - March 10, 2019 at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA.

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Sonic Reducer: 1998!

Sonic Reducer: 1998!

Today, we continue our recurring series, "Sonic Reducer." In the series, Punknews writers compress a band, genre, theme, or time period into a playlist that would fit on a single CD. Along with the playlist, you'll get either an overview of the topic, such as a band introduction, or a story about how the music in the playlist moved or changed the writer. This series is intended to be educational, giving you the listener an overview of a certain scene, as well as rockin'.

Today, Punknews writer Eric Rosso looks back at 1998, a year where the underground and mainstream overlapped and a man could proudly walk down the street while wearing bondage pants, Ray Bans, and a backwards cap without feeling ashamed. Check out Eric's analysis below.

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Tau Cross finish recording third album

Tau Cross finish recording third album

Tau Cross has finished recording their third album, They stated "It's with much enthusiasm that we can report our 9 days in the studio has been absolutely amazing! 12 songs in the bag and now heading for final mix down. Adam Tucker at Signaturetone Recording brought us to the level we could've never imagined, much love to him! The experience of being together, writing, and recording as a whole has been the missing link for all of us. It was quite difficult having to say goodbye and go on our separate journeys afterwards, but this experience has only brought us closer and look forward to the final outcome of what we've created. Cheers - Tau Cross"

The album is now off to mixing and is expected to be released in 2019. This is the first Tau Cross album to have tracks recorded with all the musicians in the same studio at the same time.

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