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Spike Slawson of Me First/Uke-Hunt/The Re-Volts Live At It's Not Dead Fest 2

Spike Slawson of Me First/Uke-Hunt/The Re-Volts Live At It's Not Dead Fest 2

Welcome back to Live At It’s Not Dead Fest 2 -- a three-part, in-person interview series conducted by Punknews Editor Ricky at It’s Not Dead Fest 2 in San Bernardino, California on August 26, 2017. For the second episode Ricky interviewed Spike Slawson of Me First and The Gimme Gimmes, Uke-Hunt and The Re-Volts. They discussed Uke-Hunt's future plans, what he wants to do for the next Me First And The Gimme Gimmes live record, plus he gives an update on the next Re-Volts release and more. Listen to the interview below or on iTunes. (Music from Me First And The Gimme Gimmes and Uke-Hunt is featured in this episode, Brian Pretus's DownWrite.com Profile).

If you missed the first installment with Trevor Reilly of A Wilhelm Scream you can check it out right here.

Photo taken by John Paul Allen at It's Not Dead Fest

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Trevor Reilly of A Wilhelm Scream Live At It's Not Dead Fest 2

Trevor Reilly of A Wilhelm Scream Live At It's Not Dead Fest 2

Welcome to the first installment of Live At It’s Not Dead Fest 2 -- a three-part, in-person interview series conducted by Punknews Editor Ricky at It’s Not Dead Fest 2 in San Bernardino, California on August 26, 2017. For this episode Ricky interviewed guitarist Trevor Reilly of A Wilhelm Scream. They discussed the studio that Trevor has been building in his house, the new songs that the band has been working on, what they have planned for Career Suicide ’s tenth anniversary, the music video for "Australias," the musical household that he was raised in and a bunch more. Listen to their conversation below or on iTunes. (Music from A Wilhelm Scream and The Flatliners is featured in this episode, Brian Pretus's DownWrite.com Profile).

Photo taken by John Paul Allen at It's Not Dead Fest 2

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Sick Of It All

Twenty Years Later: Sick of it All's 'Built to Last'

Today, we are continuing our Twenty Years Later series. Helmed by Staffer Michael Musilli, the series will look back at hardcore and harcore-ish records at their 20 year mark. Not only will the pieces include analysis of a record's importance, but Musilli also contacted a slew of hardcore musicians in order to get their perspective on landmark records. Today, Musilli takes an in-depth look a Sick Of It All's Built to Last album. Check it out below.

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The Decline ! (FR)

The Decline ! finally cross the Atlantic for FME

There's a common thread that connects Jello Biafra, CJ Ramone, Anti-Flag, the Adolescents, the Dwarves and countless other well known US punk acts, and it's that when they're in Europe there's a good chance they'll be sharing the stage with a five-piece from Rennes, France dubbed The Decline !. The group, currently supporting their third full length, is about to take the major step of crossing the Atlantic for the first time in their career with an appearance at Quebec's Festival de musique émergente en Abitibi-Témiscamingue on Labour Day weekend.

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Jenny Thibault on Quebec's FME

Jenny Thibault on Quebec's FME

2017 marks the 15th year of the Quebec's Festival de musique émergente en Abitibi-Témiscamingue. The Labour Day weekend event will bring together nearly 70 artists from a wide range of genres to Rouyn-Noranda, including Duchess Says, Les Dales Hawerchuk, The Decline !, It It Anita, Paul Jacobs, and A Tribe Called Red. Punknews editor Adam White took a look at the event and spoke with organizer Jenny Thibault in the first part of our ongoing coverage this year.

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Snapcase

Twenty Years Later: Snapcase's 'Progression Through Unlearning'

Today, we are continuing our Twenty Years Later series. Helmed by Staffer Michael Musilli, the series will look back at hardcore and harcore-ish records at their 20 year mark. Not only will the pieces include analysis of a record's importance, but Musilli also contacted a slew of hardcore musicians in order to get their perspective on landmark records. Today, Musilli takes an in-depth look at Snapcase's Progression Through Unlearning. Check it out below.

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Buzz Osborne on Love and Death (and dogs!)

Buzz Osborne on Love and Death (and dogs!)

The Melvins are on a deep trip this year. The band just released their new double disc album A Walk With Love and Death (Ipecac), and no doubt, those are two of the biggest subjects that weighs on mankind's furrowed brow. On top of that, this is the band's fourth album in two years showing that their creative fire is as hot as ever. And, as Love and Death shows, they are getting freakier and freakier. One disc is rumbling, roaring, Melvins might and the other is an abstract sound collage to be used as a soundtrack for their upcoming film!

So, in an attempt to get inside Buzz's heavy headspace, Punknews' John Gentile spoke to him about surviving earthquakes, romance, the resurrection, and why dogs are cool. Check it out below.

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Jesse Michaels

The Art of Jesse Michaels

Some people seem to have a direct link to the Muses and Jesse Michaels is one of those people. Creativity just radiates from the guy. His indelible mark is already imprinted in history via three of his amazing, influential bands: Operation Ivy, Common Rider, and Classics of Love. Each of those bands found Michaels writing fundamental truths in poetry of unparalleled finesse. But, on top of that, Michaels has equaled or even surpassed his musical accomplishment with his visual art. Featuring iconic imagery poised in abstract situations, his drawing and paintings are as distinct as his musical output, and equally daring. But, whereas many of Michael's songs seem to be rooted in profundity, his paintings are a bit more mysterious- leaving it up to the viewer to find the meaning and twists within.

Michaels has launched a site where you can view and buy some of his original works and prints. So, to that end, Punknews' John Gentile called Michaels up to talk about his creative roots, painting, and why noir is so cool.

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Hatebreed

Twenty Years Later: Hatebreed's 'Satisfaction is the Death of Desire'

Today, we are continuing our Twenty Years Later series. Helmed by Staffer Michael Musilli, the series will look back at hardcore and harcore-ish records at their 20 year mark. Not only will the pieces include analysis of a record's importance, but Musilli also contacted a slew of hardcore musicians in order to get their perspective on landmark records. Today, Musilli takes an in-depth look at Hatebreed's Satisfaction is the Death of Desire. Check it out below.

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