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Sniper 66

Sniper 66 (Southwest)

Sniper 66 have announced some southwest tour dates that are scheduled for early March, some of which will be with The Virus. The band last released Buried With Your Boots On [7-inch] via Contra Records. You can see the list of shows below.

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Gorilla Biscuits

Revelation Records announces Rev Fest

California hardcore label Revelation Records have announced Rev Fest 2017. Rev Fest is a 4 day music festival in Riverside, CA. The festival will happen on June 29th to July 2nd at Aurea Vista. The festival will feature performances from Gorilla Biscuits, Youth Of Today, Judge, Ignite, Burning Heart, Into Another, Bold, CIV, Battery, No For An Answer, Beyond, Death By Stereo, Fury, Forced Order, Sharp/Shock, and Last Light. Tickets will be on sale on March 1st though Ticketweb.

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Dead Bars: "Earplug Girl"

Dead Bars: “Earplug Girl”

Seattle Washington's Dead Bars is streaming a new single over at New Noise Magazine. The track is called "Earplug Girl" and it a "love song about sharing earplugs in the mosh pit." Dead Bars will be releasing their first LP new called Dream Gig digitally on March 10th and later this spring on vinyl through No Idea Records. The LP was produced by Eric Randall of TacocaT. The band will also be doing a tour in March to support the release. You can click here to listen to "Earplug Girl."

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Single Player: "AC/DC Changed My Life" (Punknews Exclusive)

Single Player: “AC/DC Changed My Life” (Punknews Exclusive)

Today, Punknews is pleased to debut the new video by Single Player.

In the video for "AC/DC Changed My Life," frontman Sean Neumann chomps down on Cheerios while he gets serenaded by a crew of six inch Angus Youngs. Despite the title, the tune borrows from classic pop punk and 90s alt-rock and sits comfortably somewhere between Guided by Voices and Weezer.

Speaking to Punknews about the track, Neumann said, "People are probably going to see the song and think it's pretty goofy, so we wanted to make it fun. I also now have a Halloween costume for the next few years."

The tune is off the upcoming EP At The Buzzer out Feb 24 via Rat King Records. Pre-order it right here and check out the new video below!

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Dine Alone
Dine Alone and Buzz Records announce merger

Dine Alone and Buzz Records announce merger

Dine Alone and Buzz Records, two of the most prominent independent record labels in Toronto have announced a merger. Buzz was founded by Ian Chai and grew out of the 2010s noise-punk scene that made its home at the Garage venue in Toronto's Chinatown. It's been behind a number of critically-acclaimed releases from acts like Greys, Odonis Odonis, Weaves, Dilly Dally, Twist, and HSY. Joel Carriere's Dine Alone Records emerged from St. Catharines, Ontario in 2005 alongside local acts Alexisonfire and City and Colour. It's grown into one of Canada's biggest rock indies, with releases over the years from Attack in Black, Bedouin Soundclash, The Dirty Nil, The Flatliners as well as becoming the Canadian home for a growing stable of US acts.

There's no word yet on what changes the merger will make to either label's upcoming slate of releases, but you can find statements from the principles of both labels below.

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Iggy Pop

Montebello Rockfest announces lineup

Montebello Rockfest have announced the lineup for their 2017 festival. The always massive Quebec-based festival have announced some huge names to headline this year, acts like Rammstein, Queen Of The Stone Age, Iggy Pop, Alexisonfire, The Offspring, Megadeath, Wu-Tang Clan, At The Drive In, AFI, Bad Religion, and Pennywise. Many more more have also been announced including Thursday, Discharge, Sham 69, Less Than Jake, Anti-Flag, Good Riddance, Conflict, and Jello Biafra. The 12th edition of the festival will happen on June 22nd to 25th in Montebello, QC. Festival passes are already on sale. You can click here for more information or to purchase passes to the festival.

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