Road warriors Teenage Bottlerocket join Face to Face on a massive U.S. tour beginning April 24th in Reno, NV. The Laramie, WY punks continue supporting their latest offering, Freak Out! released in July of 2012 and you can download a couple tracks for free right here! TBR are hitting just about every city in the U.S. and if you’re unlucky and can’t make a show, you can watch these blistering videos of the band performing in Montreal last year, where they’ll be revisiting on this tour as part of the Pouzza Fest! Read what TBR had to say below:
Hey friends, we are busier than ever and really stoked! We just got done recording a song for the Tony Sly tribute at the Blasting Room, we are playing this year’s Pouzza Fest in Montreal and if that’s not enough excitement, we are hitting the road for 2 months with the one and only Face to Face! We are also working out tour dates for later in the year and it looks like we are going just about everywhere, so keep checking back with us as new shows are coming in all of the time! Come party with us!
Tony was a fucking amazing songwriter and one of my dearest friends. His death was traumatic. Horrible. I’ve had friends die, but this was different. Tony wasn’t finished.
I’ve been putting together this tribute comp for some time. It’s incredible how many bands have called me wanting to be on it. It’s been my absolute privilege to put this together. What I wanted to show on this record is how amazing Tony’s songs are.You can tell a song is great when it can be done in any style and it’s still great. That’s what this comp is about. All the bands are doing No Use for a Name songs or Tony Sly songs with their own take. It’s a real tribute to his songwriting.
I wanted to make a comp that Tony would be so proud of. These bands were his closest friends and his favorite bands. I thank all of them for stepping up and showing their love and respect to Tony and his family. It’ll come out in a few months and we’re gonna have a fucking crazy party when it does. You’re all invited to do the same.
- Fat Mike
Some of the bands:
Bad Religion, Lagwagon, Dropkick Murphys, Rise Against, NOFX, Frank Turner, Pennywise, Gaslight Anthem, Bouncing Souls. And about 20 more…
Looks like the team is officially back. Following the 2012 reissue of the Fat classic Borders & Boundaries and the subsequent EP collection Greetings & Salutations, it only made sense to bring Less Than Jake back into the Fat folds for real. This Fall will see a brand new Less Than Jake album on Fat Wreck Chords, their first full length of brand new material since 2008. Don’t miss these gents on tour as they’re hitting Europe, South America and these recently announced U.S. dates!
Vinnie from LTJ had this to say: “When we first talked to Mike about repackaging our limited EP’s into Greetings & Salutations, it was a casual conversation about our new songs and direction. Then we started to write songs for a new record. Working with Fat feels right and with that said we are happy to be headed into the studio in May knowing that Fat will be handling the next record…"
If you need a little catch-up on your Less Than Jake listening, check out one of the killer songs from Greetings & Salutations: “Done and Dusted”
Here is a preview of LTJ in the new issue of Inked Magazine!
RPM10, the 10th Anniversary Edition of Rise Against’s landmark album Revolutions Per Minute, comes out on May 28th but you can secure your copy right here, right now! We’ve already said our piece about this essential record, so let’s let Rise Against give you a little insight, all the way from South Africa:
East Coast surf punks Night Birds have premiered their new song “Maimed for the Masses” today on Brooklyn Vegan! The song is the title track from their new EP, due out May 7th and available for pre-order now! The title track will be your first ferocious taste of their upcoming full length, Born to Die in Suburbia, to be released by Grave Mistake Records this summer, while the B-side contains 3 rippers exclusive to this 7”. Brian Gorsegner, vocalist of Night Birds elaborates: “’Maimed for the Masses’ is about giving something you love your all, even if it means bloodying and destroying yourself along the way, because it is all you know. Whether it is playing rock & roll, skateboarding or wrestling, it’s that “play to destroy” mentality that is truly inspiring. This song is more specifically an ode to wrestler Mick Foley. These are some of my favorite lyrics Joe has ever written and I am glad to finally have it on wax.” And if you know these dudes, you know they keep it old school with no colored vinyl. You collectors are gonna have to dork out on a limited run of heavyweight black wax instead. So get ready to tear your heart out and catch them live on their upcoming tour!
Night Birds tour dates here.
Mean Jeans Midwest tour starts tonight in Chicago!
Direct Hit recommends their tips for touring! Watch it here.
Western Addiction just got added to the Descendents show in Santa Cruz!
Bombpops are interviewed on Inertia. Have a look!
Tomorrow is Dillinger Four’s St. Patricks Day Massacre in Minneapolis!
Get Dead start their West Coast tour with The Bouncing Souls tomorrow night!
CJ Ramone American Beauty comes out Friday! Read this interview with him while you wait for the release to arrive on your doorstep.