We are so pleased to bring you another special episode with The Berman Hour podcast. We are teaming up to present a exclusive first for Into OBLivION, a podcast series where singer/songwriter Jeff Berman aka Divided Heaven will be interviewing the folks involved in making his upcoming album, Oblivion. For the next few weeks we will be dropping interviews with producers Charlie Stavish, Frank Turner, Tim van Doorn; engineers Mike Bardzik and Bradley Riot; guest musicians Randy Moore, Jess Guise, Jen 'Pop' Razavi and more. Oblivion will be out February 2022 through A-F Records and Gunner Records. The release is available for pre-order, you can click here to grab your copy.
Today, we have the second installment with bassist Lucas Rinz, see below.
Skatercon 6 has announced the bands playing the festival. DFL aka Dead fucking Last, Urethane, and Change Today top the bill. Other bands will be playing as well. The whole shindig is February 26 at the Santa Rita Skate Park in Tuscon, Arizona. You can see the details below.
Graveyard Island: Acoustic Sessions [EP]
Keep on Truckin'
YAK: A Collection of Truck Songs
Breaking The Trauma Bond
Dealing With Damage
Ask the Questions
How Flowers Grow
Failed State [EP]
What's Yr Damage
I Feel Like I Want To
Chaos, Collusion, Carnage & Propaganda
UK based Slam Dunk Festival has announced more bands for 2022. Sum 41, Dropkick Murphys, The Interrupters, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Pennywise, and Pinkshift are among the new bands announced. Rancid who were previously announced as one of the headliners has had to drop off the bill. All of the other bands who were previously announced remain on the bill. Slam Dunk Festival will take place June 3, 2022 at Leeds Temple Newsam and June 4, 2022 at Hatfield Park. See the new additions below.
Laura Jane Grace has released a video for "Day Old Coffee." That's off At War With The Silverfish out via Polyvinyl. You can check out the video below.
Marissa Paternoster of Screaming Females has released the third single from her upcoming album. The new track is called "Black Hole" and the Peace Meter album is out this Friday via Don Giovanni. You can check out the new video below.
Star Fucking Hipsters have reformed and will be playing their first shows since 2013. The band's new lineup includes Scott Sturgeon on vocals and guitar, Suzi Moon of Turbulent Hearts and the Suzi Moon bandon vocals, James McDowell of Gen Why / Crime Revengeon guitar, Drew Champion of The Split Seconds on bass, and Gayla Brooks of Fat Heaven on drums.
The group last released From The Dumpster To The Grave on Fat Wreck Chords before disbanding. Going forward, SFH's entire discography will be homed at Tankcrimes record.
Suzi Moon issued a statement about the band's reformation: "“I met Stza and the LÖC guys at Rebellion Festival 2017 and instantly clicked with them. Leftover Crack was the first bigger band to offer my old band Turbulent Hearts a solid direct support slot on a UK tour. I’ll always be super grateful for that. I’m a huge fan of Stza’s songwriting, and have loved the SFH tunes since the first time I heard them. It’s an honor to join this legendary project and I am so excited to be singing songs that mean so much to the fans."
Earlier this year, Sturgeon's other band, Leftover Crack released Architects of Self-Destruction: The Oral History of Leftover Crack, co-written with Punknews' John Gentile, out via Rare Bird Lit.
Bob Vielma of Shinobu, Gnarboots, and Boboso has formed a new group. The band is called Fuss and it includes Chase Knobbe of Joyce Manor on guitar and Nick Aguilar of Slaughterhouse on drums. The debut album is called We're Not Alone and that's out January 14 via Vielma's own Phat n Phunky label.
Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters producer Greg Kurstin have covered "Blitzkrieg Bop" by the Ramones. They covered it as part of their eight-night cover series called "The Hanukkah Sessions". The pair previously released "Stay (I Missed You)" by Lisa Loeb to mark night one. Foo Fighters were recently inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame and will be touring in 2022. They released their album Medicine at Midnight earlier this year. Check out the cover and tour dates below.