Entries for November, 2013

Editor’s Note: Jingle Bell Rock; Nice and naughty Christmas songs that won’t drive you chestnuts

With Thanksgiving just a day away, I expect that you’ve already been subjected to nearly a month of Christmas songs and holiday favorites. Year after year, in every grocery store, bank, or coffee bar we’re treated (whether we like it or not) to Christmas classics; Gene Autry’s “Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus [...]

UnWed (ex-Hot Water Music, Errotype:11) prep two-song EP for No Idea

Brooklyn’s UnWed  features bassist Jason Black of Hot Water Music, vocalist/former HWM tour manager Neltie Penman, Primitive Weapons (and Instruction, Errortype:11, Gay for Johnny Depp, etc.) guitarist/vocalist Arty Shepherd, drummer Jeff Gensterblum (ex-Small Brown Bike), and guitarist Matt Kane.  To hear UnWed tell it, they sound like “Good ’90s rock…Hum, Deftones, that kind of stuff; [...]

Youth Forgotten (ex Salt The Wond, Above This Fire, Integrity) prep LP

Based out of Cleveland, Ohio, with a wide base of roots feeding deep into their city’s underbelly, the members of Youth Forgotten culminate in this new outfit with a unified sense of keeping the movement alive with the utmost urgency. While retaining dark hardcore/metal outfit tactics to spread their message, an influx of thrash metal [...]

New England Metal & Hardcore Festival announces confirmations for 2014

Worcester, Massachusetts-based concert promotions company, MassConcerts, is proud to, once again, host the annual NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL in April 2014.  Slated for April 17, 18, and 19, the 2014 installment of the massive NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL gathering will mark its sixteenth year. Tickets for NEMHF 2014 will go on sale this Black Friday, November [...]

O’Brother release video for “Transience”, tour (2013)

O’Brother have released their official video for “Transience”. Enjoy it here: This December, O’Brother hit the road with Hot Water Music and Torche for an east coast run before the holidays, confirmed dates below! November 26-27th @ The Stuffing @ Center Stage in Atlanta, GA (w/ Manchester Orchestra, The Front Bottoms, Grouplove, Justin Townes Earle [...]

Modern Life Is War plays California shows (2013)

Modern Life Is War‘s “Fever Hunting” West Coast shows kick off this week: 11/29: Berkeley, CA @ 924 Gilman St. w/ Ceremony, Wax Idols, Creative Adult 11/30: San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe w/ Somali Pirates, Suspect 12/01: Los Angeles, CA @ Echo w/ Wax Idols, Holy Fever, Suspect

Footage of Split Lip set from More Than Music hits web

In 1994, Split Lip played More Than Music Fest in Dayton, Ohio. Here is video proof:

The Sound of Animals Fighting announce dates with The Appleseed Cast, Unwed Sailor (2014)

The Sound of Animals Fighting will be playing some rare shows in March.  The Appleseed Cast will support the west coast dates and Unwed Sailor join them in the east. DATE VENUE CITY March 20 Trocadero Theatre Philadelphia, PA March 21 Trocadero Theatre Philadelphia, PA March 22 Best Buy Theater New York, NY March 23 [...]

The Shackletons share “Kindest Words”

This week The Shackletons released “Kindest Words,” the second single off their forthcoming full length album Records. Also, our friend David Klug from The Minus Tide engineered the record, which is rad. Check it:

Louisville Is For Lovers releases Palace Brothers tribute

For years Louisville Is For Lovers has been doing amazing work putting together unique Louisville-based compilations.  This year they are rolling out something extra special as the best of the best in town joined forces to record tribute covers of the Palace Brothers.  The bands sweep a bunch of genres and include covers from WLFY [...]