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Best Midwestern - Episode 47 - An Interview with Squirtgun

Best Midwestern - Episode 47 - An Interview with Squirtgun

The Best Midwestern Podcast with hosts Greg Simpson and Scott Heisel bring you a belated episode that is well worth the wait: We sit down with all four members of the current incarnation of Squirtgun (Lafayette, IN based). Bassist and founding member of the band, Mass Giorgini (also of Screeching Weasel, Common Rider, also Greg's boss at Sonic Iguana), joins Greg in his studio. We also talk with Dan Panic (also of Screeching Weasel, The Queers, The Riverdales, Beulah and more), Zac Damon (Screeching Weasel, Big in Japan, Common Rider), and Kevin Sierzega (PT's Revenge). The entire band tells stories of the recent Lookouting Festival and what it was like visiting Gilman Street, a venue most of them hadn't been to in many years. They also pick each other's favorite non-Squirtgun projects and we play tracks. It's a fun one and a total melee!

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Wiretap Records releases ACLU benefit compilation

Wiretap Records releases ACLU benefit compilation

Los Angeles based indie label Wiretap Records has released another compilation in their “ATTENTION” digital series, this time with proceeds going to the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union). Additionally, the label has announced that they will continue to release quarterly compilations over the next four years with 100% of proceeds going to the ACLU. The 30-track comp, features tracks from Wiretap artists, such as Kamikaze Girls, Spanish Love Songs, Wolves&Wolves&Wolves&Wolves, Get Married with many more, along with tracks from labels like Topshelf Records, Asian Man Records, Jetsam-Flotsam and others. Click “Read More” to see what Wiretap Records’s founded had to say about the comp, and click here to pick up the comp for a “name your price” rate for a great cause.

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The Menzingers

The Menzingers/The Flatliners/The Dirty Nil (UK and EU)

The Menzingers have announced a tour in the UK and Europe this spring. They will be touring with Canada's The Flatliners and The Dirty Nil. All three bands will be touring to support their latest or upcoming albums. The Menzingers released After The Party on on Epitaph Records, The Flatliners will be releasing Inviting Light on April 7, 2017 on Rise Records and The Dirty Nil will be releasing Minimum R&B on April 28, 2017 on Fat Wreck Chords.

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Pup

Pouzza Fest announce full 2017 lineup

Montreal's punk festival, Pouzza Fest have announced their full 2017 line up. They have already announced the first wave of performances by Lagwagon, The Slackers, The Flatliners and other. This announcement will include the addition of Pup, RVIVR, The Real McKenzies, Joey Cape, Tim Barry, Iron Chic, Broadway Calls, Off With Their Heads and much more. The festival will happen on May 19 to May 21, 2017 in Montreal, QC, Canada. For more information about the event or to purchases passes you can click here.
you can see the full announcement below.

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Psychocide: "Mr Suit" (Punknews Exclusive)

Psychocide: “Mr Suit” (Punknews Exclusive)

Today, Punknews is pleased to debut the new video by Psychocide!

In the video for "Mr. Suit," a middle age banker goes on a women and boozed fueled rager, and of course, just when he thinks the world is at his finger tips… well… As the band states, "Eventually we see the downfall of Mr. Suit and the rise of the co-worker who transforms into the new Mr. Suit. The cycle repeats, Money brings power, which leads to greed."The video is sound tracked by Psychocide's slick power-pop/ garage rock combo. Vines, Hives, and Strokes fans, check this out.

The tune is off Alcohol & Bad Decisions, due out March 3, 2017. Check out the video below, right now!

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East Bay Ray says Riot Fest asked for Dead Kennedys reunion

East Bay Ray says Riot Fest asked for Dead Kennedys reunion

According to a post from Dead Kennedys guitarist East Bay Ray's official Facebook page, the organizers of Riot Fest offered the band to perform at this year's Riot Fest Chicago. According to Ray, he wanted to do this show, but original frontman Jello Biafra declined the offer. East Bay Ray's post said, "Dead Kennedys had a sincere offer to play a reunion show at Riot Fest in Chicago this fall. Jello Biafra turned it down. Klaus Flouride, DH Peligro and I were looking forward to doing it." Alternative Tentacles, Biafra's record label declined to comment on the situation. Biafra last released White People and the Damage Done with his band The Guantanamo School of Medicine. East Bay Ray last released East Bay Ray and the Killer Smiles .

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