Longlashed debut EP "7M3YB"

Longlashed debut EP “7M3YB”

Longlashed, a 90s-style indie/pre-emo act out of Oklahoma City have released their first EP, the five-song 7M3TB. The EP is available as a name-your-price download from their Bandcamp page. You can check out the lead track below.

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Bike Tuff: "Ride Alone" (Punknews Exclusive)

Bike Tuff: “Ride Alone” (Punknews Exclusive)

We are happy to bring to you a Punknews premiere of Kalamazoo, Michigan's Bike Tuff new track titled "Ride Alone." The track will be on their upcoming full length album titled Kamea. The new record was recorded by Rick Johnson (Mustard Plug, Bomb the Music Industry, etc.). The record is available now for pre-order through Between The Days Records, you can click here to pre-order the CD. You can click read more to listen to the new song and view their upcoming fall tour dates.

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Cro-Mags say that Warriors Fest promoter ripped off bands

Cro-Mags say that Warriors Fest promoter ripped off bands

Warriors Music festival took place on September 17 in Coney Island, NY. The festival was in celebration of the movie The Warriors and included appearances from actors in the film and band performances. Bands that played the fest included Cro-Mags, Murphy's Law. G.C. Mashers and Crazy Homicides. Well, according to Cro-Mags frontman John Joseph, things did not go as planned. According to Joseph, the promoter Eric Nyenhuos did not pay any of the bands on the bill. Bands were informed that they had not been paid before the fesitval took place, but played the festival anyway on the promise that they would get paid the next day. Joseph states that no band has been paid yet. The Festival suffered apparently similar issues last year as reported by Adweek. You can see Joseph's statement on the issue below.

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Interviews
Keith Morris

Keith Morris on his new book, James Brown, and why he loves his mom

Keith Morris only stands about 5'5'', but he is a titan. You all know his resume, but as with any Homeric hero, we must recite his feats. He was a founding member of the seminal hardcore punk band Black Flag and recorded the mindblowing Nervous Breakdown EP. Then, he formed Circle Jerks and recorded multiple masterpieces, including the blink-and-you'll-miss-it Group Sex. And then, when the Jerks had all but melted away, and everyone was expecting Keith to fade into the background, Keith formed punk supergroup OFF! at the age of 54 and came out swinging, releasing some of the very best, if not the best, music of his career.

And now, like any Epic champion, he has recorded his deeds in the excellent My Damage , co-written with Jim Ruland. The book focuses on Keith's adventures from being a shrimpy little kid to the founding of the mighty Black Flag to his issues with substance abuse to his return to glory with OFF! (He also talks about how fun it is to work at a pancake house.)

So, to see what makes a champion like this tick, Editor John Gentile spoke to Morris about the book, his adventures, and why his mom is a great lady.

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