Seminal punk band, Swingin’ Utters, will be putting out a long-awaited B-sides record this Fall. The 26-track album is called Hatest Grits: B-Sides and Bullshit_, and will include out of print singles & B-sides, rare compilation tracks, previously unreleased album outtakes, and early band demos. Check back soon for tracklisting, MP3s, and other pertinent info. If you are in the Bay Area, see them liveartist/20 in their hometown of San Francisco this Saturday, August 23rd at Thee Parkside. Get your tickets here.
As the first band to sign to Fat Wreck Chords and the label’s flagship since its inception, Lagwagon continues to forge a unique path through today’s complex musical landscape. The band maintains a sense of humor about their enviable longevity with the title of their latest offering, but the content of the album is anything but laughable. The new 7-song EP, I Think My Older Brother Used To Listen To Lagwagon, is the follow-up to their critically acclaimed full length, Resolve, released in 2005. They will tour the U.S. & Canada with MXPX, Only Crime, and TAT beginning next week:
08/26/08 Vancouver, BC Canada at Croatian Cultural Center
08/28/08 Calgary, AB Canada at Warehouse Night Club
08/29/08 Edmonton, AB Canada at Dinwoodie Lounge
08/30/08 Saskatoon , SK Canada at The Odeon Events Centre
08/31/08 Regina, SK Canada at Riddell Center @ University of Regina
09/01/08 Winnipeg, MB Canada at Pyramid Cabaret
09/04/08 London, ON Canada at Call The Office
09/05/08 Toronto, ON Canada at Phoenix Concert Theatre
09/06/08 Montreal, QC Canada at Metropolis
09/07/08 Quebec City, QC Canada at Imperial
09/08/08 Rimouski, QC Canada at Pavillon Agricole
09/10/08 Halifax, NS Canada at The Marquee Club
09/15/08 Allston, MA at Harpers Ferry
09/16/08 Philadelphia, PA at The Fillmore at the Theatre of Living
09/17/08 New York, NY at BB King’s
09/19/08 Detroit, MI at St. Andrews Hall
09/20/08 Chicago, IL at Metro
09/21/08 St. Paul, MN at Station 4
09/23/08 Sauget, IL at Pop’s
09/25/08 Denver, CO at Ogden Theatre
09/26/08 Salt Lake City, UT at In The Venue
09/27/08 Las Vegas, NV at Jillian’s/Neonopolis
09/28/08 West Hollywood, CA at House of Blues
09/30/08 Tempe, AZ at The Clubhouse
10/01/08 San Diego, CA at House of Blues
10/03/08 Anaheim, CA at House of Blues
10/04/08 Petaluma, CA at Phoenix Theatre
10/05/08 San Francisco, CA at Thee Parkside
The long awaited Dillinger Four record is finally done, and the release date is set for—drum roll please!—October 14th, 2008. It is called C I V I L W A R (oh how clever you are, D4), and it is 13 brand new, devastatingly brilliant rock songs. More information & MP3s coming soon! Don’t forget to check out their tour dates with NOFX this fall.
NOFX are headlining at Red Rocks in Denver, Colorado this Friday, August 22nd to celebrate Barack “Punk Rock” Obama’s nomination.
Side Note: Fat Mike is pretty sure he is on Barack’s VP shortlist. Keep yer fingers crossed everybody!
Buy your tickets right now, right here.
The Real McKenzies are true gadabouts at heart. Fueled by an insatiable appetite for filthy punk shows, Scotch whiskey, and all out mayhem, these kilt-clad punks continue on their quest to bring their patented brand of music to the masses. Off The Leash embodies the spirit of The Real McKenzies through a melding of driving punk rhythms and traditional Scottish melodies. Guitars and bagpipes play off each other as Paul McKenzie spins yarns of times long past and recounts endless drunken revelries. The unbridled energy and merriment of Off The Leash will immediately have the listener hoisting a pint glass and singing along to the infectious 13 tracks. Before you buy the record, check out MP3s of :The Lads Who Fought and Won and Chip!
Star Fucking Hipsters have completed their first full length record, Until We’re Dead, and it will be available September 30th on CD and LP from Fat Wreck Chords. Read about the brief & explosive history of this brand new band with an all star line-up, download the title track of the record, and visit their MySpace page for more info. If you live in the NYC area, go see them live for FREE on August 3rd at Tompkins Square Park for the 20th Anniversary of the Tompkins Square Police Riots with Leftover Crack, Death Mold, Witch Hunt & others.
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.
Read Blag Dahlia from The Dwarves response to the Jihadists who hacked their site.