Old Man Markley has a brand new 7" called Stupid Today, and it’s coming out May 6th! The title track is described by bassist Joey Balls as “a song about reluctantly riding the relationship roller coaster. Fat Mike coined it our ‘Burt Bacharach song’. I think it’s a compliment?” Continuing the band’s tradition of covers on the flipside of their singles, they tackle NOFX this time. Joey says, “‘Reeko’” is our latest punk rock cover. In the original version, NOFX plays the first half slow and punks up the second half of the tune. We added an intro (very ‘Herojauna’-esque), did the verses fast and end the song slow and folky. There’s another NOFX song paid tribute to within this cover (a cover within a cover), just so NOFX fans really get how much we love NOFX." Artwork for the 7" was created by the talented Chris Shary (Descendents, Snuff) and you can pre-order this nice little record right here and now! Old Man Markley will be on tour in the U.S. this April and May, including Punk Rock Bowling. Check out those dates, and their upcoming Canadian and European runs all right here!
FUSE is premiering a brand new Banner Pilot video: “Modern Shakes.” Plucked from their new album Souvenir, out April 15th, the video weaves around old timey Minneapolis with vintage footage exploring back alleys, pubs and cityscapes. If the video hasn’t inspired you to open a beer, then catching the band live at one of their upcoming shows will certainly do the trick. Head here to pre-order your copy today!
In eager anticipation of their first album in seven years, Dirty Rice, the Mad Caddies hit the road tomorrow! They’ll be playing their brand new song, Brand New Scar, among a handful of new tunes sprinkled in with the classics they know you’re itching to hear again. Tour dates below with ticket links here. Pre-order Dirty Rice now!
4/02 Reno, NV – Knitting Factory
4/03 Salt Lake City, UT – Bar Deluxe
4/04 Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
4/05 Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
4/06 Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
4/08 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
4/09 San Antonio, TX – Korova
4/10 Corpus Christi, TX – House of Rock
4/11 Austin, TX – Red 7
4/12 El Paso, TX – Ticky Falls
4/13 Tempe , AZ – Club Red
5/07 Madison, WI – The Frequency
5/08 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
5/09 Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme
5/10 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
5/11 Pittsburgh, PA – The Altar Bar
5/13 Philadelphia, PA – The Barbary
5/14 Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes
5/15 Virginia Beach, VA – Jewish Mother
5/16 New York City, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
Bad Cop/ Bad Cop’s brand new 7" Boss Lady is out today and you can listen to a new song “My Life” over at New Noise Magazine! The 7" features four brand new songs and you can order it here. Read a few new reviews from Germany, Spain and the U.S.A, then go check out their upcoming tour dates.
It is with great sadness that we write about the passing of our friend Dave Gregg, former guitarist of The Real McKenzies and the classic lineup of Vancouver punk legends D.O.A. Dave was a true gentleman and a truly unique character. We would like to extend our warmest embrace to his friends, family, and most of all, his longtime partner, Cathy. We will miss him dearly and our NYC shows will never be the same without his billowing, blazing white mane and long leather jacket, keeping watch over the whole affair. Dave Gregg , you will be missed.
TMZ caught up with Joey Cape?!
Western Addiction were interviewed for the latest Razorcake podcast!
Direct Hit! is playing a show with Rise Against on Friday in Chicago!
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes – Rake It In: The Greatestest Hits just came out. Check out this review on Paste Magazine
Volume up, pedal down. Swingin’ Utters and toyGuitar European tour is happening now! Don’t miss it.
Chicken from Dead To Me was interviewed on Is This Music podcast. Give it a listen!