There’s been one constant in NOFX’s twenty-eight year career, it’s been their quest to innovate, whether that means writing the world’s most epic punk song (“The Decline”), playing shows in some of the most dangerous locales in the world (as evidenced in their Fuse TV series Backstage Passport) or tackling subject matter that will make you laugh, cry and critically think—often within the confines of the same song. NOFX are very excited to announce their first cross Canada tour since 1994. The tour kicks off in St. Johns, Newfoundland bringing the band the farther east in North America than they’ve ever been. The Great White NO[FX]rth Tour will also feature two Fat Wreck Chords favorites: Teenage Bottlerocket and Old Man Markley.
June 14 in St. Johns, Newfoundland @ Club One
June 15 in Halifax, Nova Scotia @ The Multi Purpose Room
June 17 in Chicoutimi, Quebec @ Zone Portuaire (with The Sainte Catherines)
June 18 in Montebello, Quebec @ Rockfest
June 20 in Montreal , Quebec @ Metropolis
June 21 in Montreal , Quebec @ Metropolis
June 23 in London, Ontario @ The Music Hall
June 24 in Toronto, Ontario @ The Kool Haus
June 25 in Toronto, Ontario @ The Kool Haus
June 27 in Winnipeg, Manitoba @ The Burton Cummings Theatre
June 29 in Edmonton, Alberta @ The Edmonton Events Centre
June 30 in Calgary, Alberta @ The Mac Ewan Hall
July 1 in Vancouver, British Columbia @ The Commodore
July 2 in Vancouver, British Columbia @ The Commodore
Punknews needs to work for the CIA because they always seem to know what our bands are up to. As purported by these illustrious demons (and we mean that affectionately); The Swingin’ Utters will release their next full length titled Here, Under Protest on April 26th! Tour dates can be found here! Check out what Johnny and Darius had to say about the release below.
Johnny: Sorry it took so long for Swingin’ Utters to release “here, under protest.” The title was taken from a blooper of Orson Welles bizarrely stating, “Here, under protest, is Beef Burgers.” We have plans to tour for this album. In July, the legends Reverend Horton Heat are taking us on tour. We continue writing new songs so as the next release won’t take so long. Thank you for your patience.
Darius: We slaved over these 14 songs for over a year, kind of. There were a lot of technical issues in (and out) of the studio that contributed to the huge amount of time it’s taken to put this record out. I’m proud of the end result, though, and hope that people are as excited about a new release from a bunch of old men as I am. We’re hoping to be on the road again on our own tour in June, then a west coast tour with the Reverend Horton Heat in July, a little more headlining in August, Europe in September, and beyond that we hope to go to Japan again and maybe Australia for the first time (?)! Buy me a beer!
Canada’s finest pop-punk export, CHIXDIGGIT!, are back with their latest masterpiece, a 7-song mini-album called Safeways Here We Come . The mini-album is available digitally, on CD and vinyl. Even though it’s been 6 long years since their last record, don’t expect any curveballs; this is classic CHIXDIGGIT! They’ll be hitting the road this spring, including a show at Screeching Weasel’s 25th Anniversary weekend in Chicago. Check out their tour dates here! And to listen to a stream of the mini-album, head on over here.
Take a peek at a review here!
Finally! For the first time in 11 years, you can listen to a brand new Screeching Weasel song. Culled from the new album First World Manifesto, out March 15th, head over to Spin to download “Beginningless Vacation”.
That’s not all. Ben Weasel was recently interviewed by the MTV Music Book Club about his favorite piece of literature. And of course Screeching Weasel is hitting the road throughout 2011, with announced stops in Texas, the East Coast, and the Screeching Weasel 25th Anniversary weekend in Chicago. More dates to come!
Pour Habit recently put the finishing touches on their second full-length album, Got Your Back, and it’s set for release on April 12th! As you may or may not know the guys in Pour Habit are some zany mother fuckers (see: obsession with Four Loko, blazing metal riffs, Jagermeister, crazy break dancing, etc.), and they’ve managed to pour (pun intended) every ounce of that crazy energy into the 13 songs on Got Your Back . Just take our word for it, this album is gonna absolutely melt your face. Or, you know what, don’t take our word for it. Go to the band’s facebook page, download the first track for free, and see for yourself.
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.
Check out Jason Hall from Western Addiction’s European tour journal with The Flatliners and Lagwagon.
Read another stellar review for Strung Out over at New Noise Mag.