The Spits have announced three shows to take place by the end of the year. Throughout 2019, the band has been playing somewhat sporadically, at a few one-off shows and smaller festivals. The three new shows are December 8 and 9 at St. Vitus in Brooklyn. Then, they play sleeping village in Chicago on December 10. Their last proper studio album was Spits V in 2011.
The Rock & Roll hall of fame has announced its 2020 nominees. This year, the nominees are Motörhead, Judas Priest, MC5, Notorious B.I.G., Whitney Houston, Soundgarden, T. Rex, Dave Matthews Band, Thin Lizzy, The Doobie Brothers, and Pat Benatar, Nine Inch Nails, MC5, Kraftwerk, Depeche Mode, Rufus with Chaka Khan, Todd Rundgren. The 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony happens at Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio on May 2, 2020.
Bound for Destruction
Employed To Serve
Eternal Forward Motion
Live In Lincoln
The Kobanes / The Sheckies
Be Like Max
Save Us All
Prison On A Hill
Tegan And Sara
Hey, I'm Just Like You
Shelter have announced two shows. Mil-Spec and Constant Elevation also play both shows. The three bands play Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus on December 19, 2019. Rule Them All open that shows. Then, the three bands play December 20, 2019 at the Crossroads in Garwood, NJ. School Drugs opens that show.
NYC's "gonzo antifolk punk rock radical leftist hootenanny" Out of System Transfer have announced a fall tour that will see them hit parts of the east coast and New England. OoST's most recent album, From a City by the Sea was released in August of this year. You can check out the track "Make Mine Neat" from that album, as well as the tour dates, below.
Jeff Rosenstock and his band Death Rosenstock will release a live album in December. It's three full discs, it's called Thanks, Sorry, and it's self-released under Really Records. (Rosenstock points out that he's still signed to Polyvinyl records, though). The album also comes with a 76 page photobook by Hiro Tanaka. The album was recorded by Jack Shirley over four nights at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City.< i>
Canada's Loser Points have released a new single "Where Did All of My Money Go?" This is the band's third single of 2019, which they have been releasing on about a bi-monthly basis since signing to Thousand Islands Records earlier this year.
Loser Points' most recent studio album is their 2018 release Denial & Error.
Iggy Pop recently released the album Free. On October 12, 2019, he played the ARTE festival in Paris, and focused on the new album. Pop and the ARTE organization have released a professionally recorded, professionally mixed version of the entire show. You can check it out here.
Producer/Engineer Toshi Kasai is currently on tour with Melvins and Redd Kross On the tour, Kasai has released a surprise self-titled noise album. It's self-titled, self released, and includes two full live performances: September 27, 2019 in St. Louis and September 30, 2019 in Indianapolis. The Melvins tour continues this month and next.
Off With Their Heads announced via their social media Sunday afternoon that they would be cancelling that evening's show in Seattle, as well as tonight's event in Portland. They confirmed in the same post that Slingshot Dakota would still be playing those events. You can see their Facebook post regarding these cancellations here.
You can see the current tour schedule below.
This is a developing story.
If you've been watching South Park, then you know that the show's last few episodes have been critical of the Chinese government and that government's censorship issues and human rights violations. Zedd is a famous DJ, having recorded for the past 10 years, having won multiple Billboard awards, and having released multiple albums on major labels. On Twitter, he recently "liked" South Park's tweet celebrating the show's 300th episode, which itself was especially critical of the Chinese government's policies and violations.
Late last week, the DJ revealed that his "liking" of the tweet caused the Chinese government to ban him from performing in or entering China as reported by Pitchfork. It is unclear if his music has also been banned in the country.
This follows a string of events where companies have removed anti-Chinese government material at the request of China, in order to protect sales in that country. For instance, Blizzard Entertainment recently banned a professional video game player from playing in their tournaments and refused to give him his prize money from a previous tournament after he tweeted out material Critical of China's treatment of Hong Kong. The NBA required Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey to remove a tweet critical of China's treatment of Hong Kong- however, the Chinese Basketball Association still severed its relationship with the Rockets. Similarly, Apple approved, and the almost immediately deleted the app HKmap.live in Hong Kong, which allowed protestors to find safe areas to protest and avoid police.