Warning! You’ll want to grab your deck and head straight for the skate park after watching the new Night Birds video, being premiered by Noisey! The velocious video for “(I’m) Wired” captures a raw, maniacal devotion to old school punk rock and skating. A big thank you to the talented Greg Harbour who manages to skate his way around the band and even plank jumps over vocalist Brian Gorsegner and leaves him fully intact. Night Birds head out on tour this month to support their latest full-length, Mutiny at Muscle Beach, including shows with legendary bands Negative Approach and The Dickies! Check out what Brian had to say about the video:
“If over-caffeinating, destroying shit on a skateboard, and fast punk rock is your thing, then this video is for you. It especially goes out to Brandon Carlisle, because I think he really would have dug this one.”
NOFX are heading to Australia and New Zealand in January! Check the dates out below. Tickets go on sale Thursday, November 19th!
Europe! CJ RAMONE is heading your way at the end of the month! Take it, CJ!
This trip to Europe is going to be a good time. It’s been a couple years since I visited last so I am really looking forward to it. I’m just coming off a wild month long tour of South America, so I am all fired up and ready to go! I’ll be doing songs from my new record, Last Chance to Dance, out on Fat Wreck Chords, Reconquista, my first release, and a bunch of Ramones songs. I’ve got my buddies Chris Eller and Josh Blackway from The Huntingtons coming out with me for the first time and we are ready to tear it up as a power trio! So get your tickets and get ready for fun!!! Hope to see all you there!!!
Ready for the ultimate hardcore duet? Head over to Brooklynvegan to listen to a brand new song from Leftöver Crack! Sturgeon and Kate Coysh from REIVERS scream it out in "Bedbugs & Beyond, a fast paced ripper off their upcoming full-length, Constructs of the State. If you haven’t pre-ordered the album, what are you waiting for? You can do that right here! Then, check out their upcoming tour dates, which include a record release show at 924 Gilman Street and a tour with Anti-Flag in 2016!
Once again our FAT family has been devastated by the loss of one of our own. We have been hoping, praying, grasping at the possibility that Brandon would recover from his coma; but as of last night, we know that he’s gone. It is with great difficulty that we even attempt to condense our sorrow over this loss into words. We are completely distraught to know that we will never hug, see, or collaborate with him again. Teenage Bottlerocket is family. We love all of them like brothers.
Brandon was a unique individual, a rarity. It is obvious by the outpouring of love and support he’s generated over the last few days just how deeply he touched so many lives. He was always generous with his time, curious to know each person he met, and quickly made lasting friendships wherever he went. A true music lover, Brandon was always stoked to shoot the shit about great new bands and killer punk records. He dedicated his life to punk rock, spreading that infectious joy around the world every single time he got behind the kit at a Teenage Bottlerocket show. The world is undoubtedly a darker, sadder, shittier place without Brandon’s smiling face to brighten it up.
Brendan Kelly of The Lawrence Arms summed up Brandon’s personality best with this anecdote describing how he once heard Brandon utter the words, “this is the greatest day of my life,” when all they were doing was hanging out in Laramie drinking beer and eating enchiladas: “It’s my distinct feeling that Brandon said that phrase ’it’s the greatest day of my life’ and meant it more than the rest of us combined. I’m jealous of that enthusiasm. We should all be so lucky to go through this world with a style like Brandon did.”
We are all completely devastated. What we’ll miss most is seeing Brandon do what he loved and what he devoted his life to: playing drums and rocking the fuck out. That is his legacy and that is how we’ll remember him. We’ll miss you always Brandon; may you rest in peace.
If you want to help the Carlisle family with expenses, you can do so here.
NOFX, Night Birds and toyGuitar are going to rip thru Austin, New Orleans and Houston in March!
Sundowner has a couple shows lined up with Ray from Teenage Bottlerocket!
CJ Ramone and more are playing a Motorhead Tribute on Valentine’s Day!
face to face has been added to Groezrock!
The Real McKenzies have a massive Canadian and European tour lined up for this year!
NOFX are playing SXSW!
Joe McMahon from Smoke Or Fire talks to For The Love Of Punk about the future of Smoke Or Fire and his upcoming solo record!