Entries for September, 2012

You Indie Feature: Evan Cranley of Stars

Stars are lovers not fighters.  And operating under the KISS principle (keep it simple stupid) when it comes to the ingredients of a compelling pop song, Stars’ narratives have long told stories of love, beauty, relationships while the music soars with sweeping bombast.  Remarkably, the band manages to sound fresh despite the fact that their [...]

Bands on Bands: Sam Trapkin (Diamond Youth) on Foo Fighter’s There Is Nothing Left To Lose

The members of Diamond Youth share a common back catalogue of bands who have inspired and defined their developing years as artists, and those influences decorate their sound like merit badges.  From Weezer to Queens of Stone Age and the Beach Boys, their admiration of timeless and arena-worthy rock rock music mixed with their own [...]

Street Eaters announce EP, European tour (2012)

Street Eaters have announced a new EP and a six week European tour. The EP will be released digitally in the US and on limited edition 12” by German label Cut the Cord That…Records. The digital EP can be ordered from the band here. OCTOBER 16 Koln (DE) – Nantoka Bar 17 London (UK) – [...]

Midway Pictures shelves Screeching Weasel film

After working with Ben Weasel and a number of interviewees, Midway Pictures was withdrawn the film from production, reportedly after Weasel demanded final cut of the film. Screeching Weasel is set to celebrate their 27th anniversary with a concert in Chicago, IL later this year. The shelved documentary was to include interviews with Weasel, Danny [...]

Trail of Dead post “Catatonic” from forthcoming Lost Songs

And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead have posted “Catatonic.” The song is from Lost Songs which is due out October 22 via Superball/Richter Scale. Find the song here.

Alkaline Trio record ninth album with Descendents’ Bill Stevenson

Alkaline Trio have announced they are recording their ninth studio album–the follow-up to 2011′s Damnesia–with the Descendents drummer Bill Stevenson, who has produced the likes of Rise Against, NOFX, Hot Water Music, Comeback Kid and more. Frontman Matt Skiba said, “If someone would have told 20 years ago that I would be making a record with Bill [...]

Thursday, Texas Is The Reason dudes do house shows with Terrible Things (2012)

Thursday’s Geoff Rickly, Zena Rd. (the latest solo project of Texas Is The Reason’s Garrett Klahn) and Terrible Things are currently planning house shows in the northeast for late November to early December. Following the initial run of shows, Terrible Things and Zena Rd. will continue on their own extended tour of houses through most of [...]

From The Horse’s Mouth: Citizen’s Mat Kerekes on Turnover split and Young States

Run For Cover Records will release Young States, the debut EP from Ohio/Michigan indie rockers Citizen on October 23.  The EP, a follow up to this spring’s split with Virginia Beach’s Turnover, shows a measure of growth for a band who effortlessly blurs the lines between post-hardcore and emo, reinvigorating time tested sounds with Midwestern [...]

We Got Power covers 1980s hardcore and punk

Bazillion Points Publishing have released SoCal hardcore history lesson, WE GOT POWER: Hardcore Punk Scenes From 1980s Southern California, by Markey and Jordan Schwartz. This book covers a lot of ground. It contains all issues of classic SoCal punk zine WE GOT POWER, as well as essays by people like Keith Morris, Henry Rollins and [...]

Phobia tour with Strong Intention, D.I.S. (2012)

Next month, longstanding grindcore merchants Phobia begin a tour with Strong Intention and D.I.S.  Here are the dates: 10/12/2012 Cobra’s Lounge – Chicago, IL 10/13/2012 Beehive – Indianapolis, IN 10/14/2012 Mac’s – Lansing, MI 10/15/2012 Funeral Home – Buffalo, NY 10/16/2012 The Space At Greenstar – Ithaca, NY 10/17/2012 Hootie’s – Pawcatuck, CT 10/18/2012 Dusk [...]