The Real McKenzies are true gadabouts at heart. Fueled by an insatiable appetite for filthy punk shows, Scotch whiskey, and all out mayhem, these kilt-clad punks continue on their quest to bring their patented brand of music to the masses. Off The Leash embodies the spirit of The Real McKenzies through a melding of driving punk rhythms and traditional Scottish melodies. Guitars and bagpipes play off each other as Paul McKenzie spins yarns of times long past and recounts endless drunken revelries. The unbridled energy and merriment of Off The Leash will immediately have the listener hoisting a pint glass and singing along to the infectious 13 tracks. Before you buy the record, check out MP3s of :The Lads Who Fought and Won and Chip!
Star Fucking Hipsters have completed their first full length record, Until We’re Dead, and it will be available September 30th on CD and LP from Fat Wreck Chords. Read about the brief & explosive history of this brand new band with an all star line-up, download the title track of the record, and visit their MySpace page for more info. If you live in the NYC area, go see them live for FREE on August 3rd at Tompkins Square Park for the 20th Anniversary of the Tompkins Square Police Riots with Leftover Crack, Death Mold, Witch Hunt & others.
NOFX have added four new shows to their Fall tour in Canada:
10/08/08 Toronto, ON Canada Kool Haus
10/09/08 Toronto, ON Canada Kool Haus
10/10/08 Montreal, QC Canada Metropolis
10/12/08 Montreal, QC Canada Metropolis
Dillinger Four will be accompanying them on all dates, as they will be out in support of their new record, slated for an October release on Fat! They are, right at this very moment, recording at The Terrarium with Dave Gardner in Minneapolis, MN. This new full length has been highly anticipated since their last album, Situationist Comedy, came out in 2002.
The Flatliners have also been confirmed as the opening band for the entire NOFX tour! Check back for ticket links very soon—maybe even by the end of this week.
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes are up to their old hijinks with the release of their 7th full length, Have Another Ball. In order to commemorate the 10th anniversary of their debut album, Have a Ball, the Gimmes are releasing the second installment of recordings from the original session. The wildly popular Have a Ball was initially recorded as a double album, but the band decided that the two disc extravaganza might be too much rock for the uninitiated masses. Subsequently there is another albumâs worth of material just waiting to be devoured by Gimmes fans, old and new, and it is out today on CD with LP to follow shortly. Vinyl pressing was delayed, but check the website often as we will post news about an expected for sale date soon. The Gimmes are also going on tour with Black Fag in August. Here are the dates:08/02/08 Sacramento, CA Blue Lamp
08/03/08 West Hollywood, CA House of Blues
08/04/08 San Luis Obispo, CA Downtown Brew
08/05/08 Santa Barbara, CA Velvet Jones
08/07/08 Pomona, CA The Glass House
08/08/08 San Diego, CA House of Blues
08/09/08 San Francisco, CA Thee Parkside
08/10/08 San Francisco, CA Thee Parkside
Lagwagon are currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on their 7-song EP to be titled I Think My Older Brother Used To Listen To Lagwagon. They will then head to Europe at the end of June for about a month of shows. The record release date is August 19th—just in time for their U.S./Canada fall tour with MXPX, Only Crime and The Sainte Catherines:
08/26/08 Vancouver, BC Canada at Croatian Cultural Center
08/28/08 Calgary, AB Canada at Warehouse Night Club
08/29/08 Edmonton, AB Canada at Dinwoodie Lounge
08/30/08 Saskatoon , SK Canada at The Odeon Events Centre
08/31/08 Regina, SK Canada at Pyramid Cabaret
09/01/08 Winnipeg, MB Canada at Pyramid Cabaret
09/04/08 London, ON Canada at Call The Office
09/05/08 Toronto, ON Canada at Phoenix Concert Theatre
09/06/08 Montreal, QC Canada at Metropolis
09/07/08 Quebec City, QC Canada at Imperial
09/10/08 Halifax, NS Canada at The Marqee Club
09/15/08 Allston, MA at Harpers Ferry
09/17/08 New York, NY at BB King’s
09/19/08 Detroit, MI at St. Andrews Hall
09/20/08 Chicago, IL at Metro
09/23/08 Sauget, IL at Pop’s
09/25/08 Denver, CO at Ogden Theatre
09/28/08 West Hollywood, CA at House of Blues
09/30/08 Tempe, AZ at The Clubhouse
10/03/08 Anaheim, CA at House of Blues
10/04/08 Petaluma, CA at Phoenix Theatre
10/05/08 San Francisco, CA at Thee Parkside
Tickets are already on sale, get them here.
Looks like Christmas is coming early! The NOFX Brazil tour is back on!
Celebrate summer with Banner Pilot! June dates announced.
Head over to New Noise Magazine for Western Addiction’s second European tour journal!
Check out all the new Get Dead tour dates!
Watch Bad Cop/Bad Cop perform unplugged over at Punks In Vegas!
Less Than Jake are heading out on the second leg of their tour with Reel Big Fish this May and June!
Lagwagon was just added to the NOFX shows in United Kingdom with Alkaline Trio playing too. Making it one of the best tours of the year!
New review of Western Addiction’s I’m Not the Man That I Thought I’d Be on Dying Scene.