Tegan And Sara are going on a (mostly) acoustic tour. They will be performing as a duo, reading from their upcoming memoir High School and performing songs from the new album Hey, I’m Just Like You. They'll also be playing older songs, as well. The new album is out out September 27 via Sire records. Check out the show dates below.
Canadian Rifles' most recent album, Peaceful Death, was released in 2018 on Dead Broke Records; while Raging Nathans most recently released Sleeper Hits: Sordid Youth Vol. 1, a collection of all of their 7" tracks from '12-'17, in December of 2018.
You can check out the tour dates below.
Do Not Mock Satan
Apes of the State/Local News Legend/Mary
Looking Through the Shades
I Hate Me
Don't You Think You've Had Enough?
Catch Me if you Can
R.U. EXPERIENCING DISCOMFORT (?)
Domesplitter [hot sauce]
Dead Fucking Serious
The Cosmo Cleaners: The Higher Calling of Business Provocateurs
Big Nothing is touring in support of their new album Chris, which was released in May of this year. You can check out the video for their song "Waste My Time," as well as those tour dates, below.
Apparently, Woodstock 50 can't take no for an answer. The organizers are determined to hold the festival at Vernon Downs, in Vernon, NY, even if the town doesn't want them there. Late last week, they filed another appeal (after at least two previous appeals) to their official permit rejection. Including the initial permit rejection, this is the fourth time Woodstock 50 has attempted to obtain a permit to hold the concert in the area next month (following being denied permits in other locations).
Town of Vernon code enforcement officer Reay Walker issued a statement that the "Woodstock 50 Safety Plan" included a "Confidentiality Statement" that "invalidates the entire plan" because Woodstock included a disclaimer stated that Woodstock 50 does not "make any warranty as to the absolute accuracy or completeness of the information contained. This disclaimer of responsibility makes the plan worthless. The purpose of a Public Safety Plan, insofar as submitted to the Town Code Office, is to make a representation to the permitting authority that the Public Safety Plan will be followed and that its estimates are accurate. Implicit in this application is that those forced to leave Vernon Downs at 11:00 at night will be forced to sleep in their cars or any lawn or sidewalk that seems unguarded."
As of today, Woodstock 50 organizers say the event will still take place, even though no location has been secured and tickets are not on sale. $18 Woodstock psychedelic tubes, however, are currently available for purchase from the organizers.
Rebellion festival is August 1-3 in Blackpool, UK. The fest has released its annual comp that highlights newer bands playing the festival. Bands included on the compilation include The Dopamines, LATTE+, Battalion Zoska, and 47 others. The Damned, The Stranglers, Descendents, Flipper, Cock Sparrer, U.K. Subs and many more play the Festival. Check out the new compilation below.
Discogs has released a report of the most expensive tapes sold through the service. The most expensive tape sold through discogs was Prince's rare promo only album, The Versace Experience - Prelude 2 Gold. That sold for over $4,100, making it the most expensive tape sold on discogs and possibly the most expensive music cassette ever sold. (By contrast, the most expensive record ever sold was Wu-Tang's Once Upon a time in Shaolin, which went for $2 million).
Throbbing Gristle came in at #3 with the 26 tape set 24 Hours selling for $2,200. The most frequently occurring tape was the vaporware landmark release, Floral Shoppe by Macintosh Plus, which appeared on the list multiple times at different prices, ranging from $1,300 to $550. Rage against the Machine, Coil, Melvins, Mayhem, Blink-182, Tool, Pixies, Metallica, also appeared on the list. Check it out here.
Sprocket Nova have released a new EP, their first release since 2007's Push Start. Interest in the band was reignited when Teenage Bottlerocket covered "Robocop is a half breed sellout" on Stealing the Covers in 2017. If you didn't know, Sprocket Nova is a band of robots that hate humans and want to kill them. Check out the new release, Asimov Schmasimov below, right now.
Los Angeles' Tiger Army have released a new song from their upcoming album. The track, "Eyes of the Night," comes off of their new LP Retrofuture, which is due out September 13th via Rise Records. The band's most recent album, V •••-, was released in 2016.
The UK's The Run Up have announced a new record titled In Motion. The record is due out October 3, 2019 through Real Ghost Records in the UK, Gunner Records in Europe, La Escalera Records (CA), Swamp Cabbage (FL), Money Pit Music (GA), Get Party (Canada) and Polyvinyl Records (TN) in North America.
Seattle based hardcore band Regional Justice Center released a new track called "It Only Gets Worse". The track is off of their upcoming EP called Institution EP The EP is due out August 16, 2019 through Triple B Records. The band will be out on a North American run of dates later this year with an appearance at This Is Hardcore in Philly in July, see below.