Propagandhi imparted me with these astute words this morning, "Chris here. A wise person once said, âAwards are like hemorrhoids: eventually every asshole gets oneâ. To commemorate Propagandhi’s song A Speculative Fiction the band has been nominated for a Canadian creative songwriting contest. Go here to cast your ballot and I guess you can vote once a day until Oct. 12th. There’s a $5,000 prize and if they win they will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Haiti Action Network and The Welcome Place. Help out your fellow humans by voting for the boys!
So you may have read here about the Gimmes pulling a Bill Buckner at the Pirates game over the weekend. Apparently dudes with sunflower seeds in their goatees and giant foam fingers didn’t take kindly to the boys putting the magic touch on their favorite jams and the band was asked NOT to return to the stadium for their final two shows! Spike commented, “That’s the most people that ever booed me in my life” and I think Dave’s expression sums it up perfectly. How could 32,000 people not get the joke? Boy are they really going to be kicking themselves in a…uh, well…maybe not. The Pirates are 51-81 though so up your butt Jobu.
Their new record, Dead FM, is only two weeks away and we have a new song to tide you over: Instinct. If you have one of those mobile phone thingies, you can get a buncha new ringtones":http://fatwreck.indieringers.com/ from the upcoming album. And of course we can’t forget to mention their upcoming tour, and you should also know we’ll be throwing in a free Strike Anywhere patch for Fat Mailorder. Check out that new song and get lost in the music, dawg.
Get this, Me First And The Gimme Gimmes will be playing the Pittsburgh Pirates “Skyblast” on August 24th, 25th, and 26th. Not sure what that entails, but it’s a homecoming of sorts for frontman Spike who hails from the Iron City and has the Heinz Ketchup and Steelers tats to prove it. Maybe the Caper will channel the spirit of Roberto Clemente? It should also be noted that the Gimmes are wrapping up their next record, Love Their Country, which comes out October 17th.
Go see their new vid for the song “Special Professional” over in the Media section. It’s kinda like one of those PBS “Over San Francisco” shows. You get to really take in the sights of our fare city. Dead To Me will be doing a West Coast tour with The Briggs very soon, and have BIG tour plans for October and November. On a side, there was a bike crash in this video but the band members tell us it took place “off camera”. Uh huh.
Cool way to end 2014. The Dirty Nil nail Riffyou’s emerging artist of the year!
MAD CADDIES are kicking off 2015 right with a slew of new dates! Head here for the details.
Holy Smokes. MTV got hip to MASKED INTRUDER? Let’s show them what’s up by getting them to the next round. Vote for them here!
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes are in the UK this week!
A brief chat with Lagwagon on yellowscene.com
CJ RAMONE is headed to Germany this weekend and Australia next year! Don’t miss him!
Mad Caddies live review at the Manchester Club Academy.
NEW toyGuitar DATES added! California, get ready!
Watch Less Than Jake perform “Good Enough” on Exclaim! TV!
Get your loofah ready with this intimate interview with Masked Intruder!