That’s right, folks! The rumors are true. CJ RAMONE is joining the Fat fold and we are thrilled! September marks the 25th anniversary of CJ’s initiation into punk rock’s royal “family,” and to celebrate, on September 30th, we’ll release the single “Understand Me?,” a head-bopping melodic garage-punk screed addressed to an unnamed listener who really doesn’t seem to understand him.
Backing Ramone on the single (and the upcoming full-length Last Chance To Dance) is the same all-star unit he pulled together for his 2012 solo debut: Dan Root and Steve Soto from The Adolescents and David Hidalgo Jr. of Social Distortion. Packing in even more punk rock star power, the single’s non-album b-side is a cover of Black Flag’s “Rise Above,” featuring guitar and background vocals by Dez Cadena of Black Flag and the Misfits.
NOFX are heading down under this November! It’s been four long years since they’ve toured Australia properly and they’re thrilled to be coming back. Check the dates below, and keep note that tickets go on sale Friday, August 15th!
11/07/14 Sydney Enmore Theatre
11/08/14 Newcastle Panthers
11/09/14 Wollongong Waves
11/13/14 Darwin Ski Club
11/14/14 Adelaide Thebarton Theatre
11/15/14 Perth Metro City
11/18/14 Geelong Barwon Heads Hotel
11/20/14 Melbourne Forum Theatre
11/21/14 Melbourne Forum Theatre
11/22/14 Brisbane Tivoli
11/23/14 Gold Coast Coolangatta Hotel
On this day – July 31st – the second anniversary of his passing, we remember our friend Tony Sly, and honor his tributes to the family he loved so much.
For Brigitte, Fiona, and Keira.
You heard us right. Less Than Jake is taking over the Canadian Rockies, will be eating Poutine in Montreal and looking for orcas off the coast of Vancouver this October! Less Than Jake have not toured Canada properly in four years but that’s all about to change. The ten day tour weaves into almost every province and they’re bringing the thunder with Big D And The Kids Table and The Interrupters as support. Less Than Jake are wrapping up Warped Tour and JUST celebrated their 365th WARPED SHOW! Wowza, right? Take a look at what that celebration looked like here! If you haven’t watched their latest video for “Do the Math”, you should do so now as it’s a real homage to Fantasia. It is a perfect depiction of what separates Less Than Jake from the herd. We released the Do the Math 7" on June 10th; the a-side of which is from last year’s exceptional See the Light album while the b-side, “Connect the Dots,” is a previously unreleased song from their See The Light recording sessions. So, we’ve definitely given you a Tuesday doozy of great news, Canaduh!
October 9th – Vancouver – Nightclub
October 10th – Calgary – Republik
October 11th – Edmonton – The Starlite Room
October 12th – Saskatoon – Louis’ Pub
October 14th – Winnipeg – Pyramid Cabaret
October 16th- Thunder Bay – Crocks
October 18th – Toronto – The Opera House
October 19th – London – London Music Hall
October 22 – Ottawa – Ritual Night Club
October 23 – Montreal – Club Soda
Holler! Less Than Jake join Snoop Dogg, Billy Bragg and more at this years Kendal Calling!
The Swingin’ Utters and toyGuitar European tour starts today!
Hang tough! The Dwarves have announced a slew of dates!
Read a new interview with Johnny from Old Man Markley about working on Home Street Home!
Wanna be in a Night Birds video? Grab a ticket here.
New podcast interview features two Ramones interviews. Check out CJ’s part here!
Noisey talked to Lagwagon at their Mexico City show!
Read a new interview with CJ RAMONE on doing the Ramones legacy proud.