Fugazi

Fugazi Based Opera Opening Soon

An opera based upon Fugazi’s archive is set to arrive the small stage. It’s All True is a 100-minute performance set to hit New York City February 8-25th. While it contains no actual Fugazi’s songs the troupe, named Object Collective, pulled from Fugazi’s tonal quality of feedback, ‘noodling,’ and stage banter. When approached for the project, Guy Picciotto commented that, “…they contacted us to have permission to use the material, we answered yes without much curiosity as it is our loose, general policy to let non-corporate, non-commercial artists have access to our stuff for whatever creative projects they might have in mind. Sometimes the work is interesting, sometimes not, but the point is to let people engage with our stuff as a raw material if that work seems to be coming from an exploratory place.” Upon hearing the work, Picciotto continues, “All of us were both blown away and disoriented by the work - it was well beyond anything we had anticipated when agreeing to [Object Collectives’] early request. In some ways I still don’t know how to react to the work but there are many strains in what they’ve accomplished that parallel whatever ethic we might have had as a band: there is a diligent, contrarian method of working, there is a refusal to coddle sensibilities and of course there are serious politics at play.” If you are unable to make a live performance in NYC, the opera is will be released via Slip on October 6th.

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Hurry to release new LP, 'Every Little Thought'

Hurry to release new LP, 'Every Little Thought'

Hurry have announced a new LP titled Every Little Thought. It will be released February 23rd via Lame-o Records, the record release show is scheduled for February 24th at Everybody Hits in Philadelphia, PA. The video for the albums single “Waiting for you” can be found below.

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Bad Cop/Bad Cop

Stacey Dee hospitalized

Stacey Dee of Bad Cop/Bad Cop has had to cancel her upcoming live performances with Off With Their Heads's Ryan Young due to unexpected health complications that resulted in a trip to the ER and a diagnosis of sepsis. Young stated on his Anxious and Angry Facebook: "Quick story. Stacey was getting ready for tour. She had been in pain for quite a while, but thought it would subside by the time we left for the trip. The night before we were scheduled to take off, she was in excruciating pain. So much so, that she had to be rushed to the emergency room. They informed her there that she had sepsis. I don't know the details, but it's not good. They may have to operate, but nothing is known yet. The one thing we do know is that Stacey is going to need a little financial help. I made these shirts for her tour with me, but along with Stacey, the shirts won't be joining us. So pick one up and help her out. All the money will be going directly to her."

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The Distillers

Distillers Announce Texas Show

The Distillers have announced a second show following their reunion announcement. In an recent Instagram announcement, the official Distillers account posted a picture that simply read, “El Paso, Texas 4/29,” written in Cholula hot sauce and pretzels. The band will also be playing Shakey Knees fest in Atlanta.

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Immortal finish new album

Immortal finish new album

Black metal icons Immortal have confirmed that their new album is finished. Peter Tagtgren, the producer behind At the Heart of Winter, Damned in Black, Sons of Northern Darkness, and their most recent release All Shall Fall worked as producer and session bass player on the new album. This will be their first effort without ex vocalist and lead guitarist Abbath who left the band in 2014. The new album will be released in 2018 by Nuclear Blast.

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Sammy Kay

Sammy Kay: “Secrets” (The Lockport Sessions)

We are stoked to bring to you a Punknews exclusive first at the fourth installment of Sammy Kay's The Lockport Session. The track is an acoustic version of his track called "Secrets". "Secrets" was written about the Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Sammy Kay released his Untitled album in 2017. See below to check out the session.

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Acid Dad Announces Debut Album

Acid Dad Announces Debut Album

New York City psych punk band Acid Dad has announced the release of their debut LP on Greenway Records. The self-titled album will be out on March 9 and is the follow up to their 2016 EP Let's Plan a Robberty and last month's Die Hard 7-inch. Here the band's new song, below.

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