It appears that The Rentiers are still active. The band, which is headed by Plow United's Joel Tannenbaum, released the Get More Loot and Move to a Boot! EP this week. The new recording includes Tannebaum and Mike Bardzik, with additional contributions from Scotty Sandwich, Will Greene and Anthony Pieruccini. Check it out below. Tannenbaum is also fronting a newer band called Code of the Jaguar, who released new material earlier this year.
We're continuing our Lockdown Freakout series! In the series, we stream live performances to you in the comfort of your own quarantine zone so you can get the feel of going out without leaving your six-foot safety bubble!
Today at 4pm est, we're bringing you a full live set from Audrey Crash! Audrey Crash was in Ex-Friends, Pushin it 2 the limit, and has even appeared on a few Dead Milkmen releases! She'll be playing in solo style and will kick out some orignal,s some covers, and some surprises! Be sure to stop back at 4pm EST today to see them kick it live!
Then, be sure to stop back later this week for some more Lockdown Freakout episodes! On Friday at 4pm, Omnigone (which is headed by Adam Davis of Link 80 and Gnarboots will play direct from his house in the bay area! Next Monday, Catbite will kick out a set of kick ass ska in a duo-style at 4pm EST! We'll see you then! (Stolen Wheelchairs, who were going to play this Friday, will be back to play in early April!)
To little surprise, Direct Hit! have cancelled their European tour. The band stated that with the new found free time, they'll be working on a new album and already have a raw demo for one track nearly completed. See their full statement below. The band relased Crown of Nothing in 2018.
Indie rockers Car Seat Headrest have released a video for their single “Martin”. “Martin” is off of their album Making A Door Less Open due out May 1 on Matador Records. Car Seat Headrest released Teens of Denial in 2016 also on Matador Records. Check out the video below.
you'll be fine
The Suicide Machines
Tony Fly Tames The Sky
The Fallen Crimson
Painting Words Into Lines
Choice to Make
The Dollyrots have announced the first wave of rescheduled dates for their US tour that was previously scheduled for the spring. Tickets bought for March and April dates will be honoured at the rescheduled shows. The band will also be streaming two shows during the quarantine period. Not Ur Girlfrenz will still be playing support. The Dollyrots released Daydream Explosion in 2019 on Wicked Cool Records. Check out the dates below.
The quarantine is in full force now and we are BUGGING OUT at Punknews. So, for the past week or so, we've been curating a series of live, streamed shows to try to keep sane. We've got some cool ones coming up.
On Wednesday at 4pm est, Audrey Crash of Pushin it 2 the Limit will be playing solo style. She's also a music therapist and will talk a little bit about the befits of music therapy. Then, on Friday, Stolen Wheelchairs will blast through a set of stright up punk rock fury! THEN, on Monday, neo-ska champs Catbite will come at you in duo style with some sweet, sweet ska tuneage. See you back here!
AJJ have announced rescheduled US tour dates for September. The tour was originally scheduled for March but had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 health crisis. Tickets purchased for the March dates will be honoured. Xiu Xiu with Jonathan Meiburg and Emperor X will be playing support on all dates. AJJ released Good Luck Everybody in 2020 on AJJ unlimited LTD. Check out the new dates below.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the rescheduled date for the 2020 induction ceremony that was postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. The ceremony will now take place Saturday, November 7 at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio. For the first time the ceremony will also be broadcast live on HBO at 8pm EST. Inductees include Nine Inch Nails, T. Rex, and Notorious B.I.G.
Lead singer and guitarist of Green Day, Billie Joe Armstrong, has released a cover of Tommy James and The Shondells song “I Think We’re Alone Now”. In keeping with the quarantine rules, he recorded the cover in his bedroom. The message along with the video reads:
While we’ve all been in quarantine I’ve been reflecting on the things that matter the most in my life. Family, friends and of course music. I recorded a cover of Tommy James and the Shondells “I Think We’re Alone Now” in my bedroom.
I figure if we have to spend this time in isolation at least we can be alone together.
Check out the video below.
English DIY-punks Dream Nails have released a new song. The song is called “Kiss My Fist” and is off of their self-titled debut full-length due out April 3 on Alcopop! Records. Dream Nails have had to postpone their previously announced spring tour dates until the fall. Rescheduled dates have yet to be announced. The band released their EP Dare to Care in 2017. Check out “Kiss My Fist” below.
We are pleased to bring to you the latest music video from Philly's finest ska punks Molly Rhythm. The track is called "Fossil Fools" and is the first track off of their upcoming album, see below. Their latest LP, titled Dark Matters is available for pre-order now. The album will be out on March 26th, 2020 through Little Rockets Records.