For those who don't know, AbsolutePunk.net initially started out as a Blink-182/MxPx fansite. So it's pretty cool that our latest AbsolutePunk.net Podcast episode features Jason chatting with Mike Herrera of MxPx. In this episode, Jason and Mike talk about the current status of the band, being in a band for some two decades, record label politics, real world politics, and Mike’s own podcast hour.
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It appears that yet another pressing of Blink-182's Take Off Your Pants and Jacket will be available at Hot Topic. This pressing is red/green/yellow splatter and will be limited to 2000 and should be popping up sometime next week online for purchase.
Jimmy Eat World are answering questions on Facebook for the next 90 minutes or so. Also, we talked with Jim yesterday for a future version of the AbsolutePunk.net Podcast and he confirmed with us that Futures will be coming back to vinyl -- probably for the 10 year anniversary next year. More on that, and so much more, in the upcoming episode.
Blink-182's "Dammit" is a borderline classic around here, and rightfully so. It's a fantastic track, from a band that turned countless people into music lovers. Michael Bernard Fitzgerald clearly has an appreciation for the song, releasing a soulful cover that's both nostalgic and new. Enjoy Michael's rendition in the replies, and pick up his debut album, Yes, on August 27.
ITCH recently released the video for his single "Homeless Romantic," featuring Adam Lazzara of Taking Back Sunday. To celebrate, we are giving away an ITCH skateboard deck. To win, be the first person to correctly answer this question about the "Homeless Romantic" video: An animal is featured on one of the waving flags, what animal is it? Check out the video and deck in the replies.
It's Friday - how about a new band? Live Alive's a brand new act with a pretty cool sound, hitting an energetic pop-rock/pop-punk sound somewhere between Go Radio, Fireworks, and old Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. Today we've got the band's second song ever, "Movin' On," featuring none other than Terrible Things/ex-Taking Back Sunday vocalist Fred Mascherino. Go have a little fun in the replies and enjoy some new talent.
A live split release between McCafferty, Chris Joecken and Sam Rockwell, Machete Champion is now available as 'name your price' on McCafferty's Bandcamp. Don't miss out, all three acts are different but similarly wonderful in their particular variations on acoustic music.
Kirk Huffman of Gatsbys American Dreamrecently started a new band, Real Don Music. He is playing his first show on tomorrow, August 17th, at The Barboza in Seattle, WA. He will also be playing a show in Los Angeles on September 16th, opening for Dia Frampton. His song "Emeralds and Angels" is available on iTunes. You can hear another new song called "Smoke By Day" in the replies.
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The Paley Center For Media has recently released decades-old interviews with Jon Stewart (soon after the cancellation of MTV's The Jon Stewart Show) and Louis CK (during his tenure as a writer on Late Night with Conan O'Brien). Easily worth watching for fans of either comic.
I am beyond excited to unveil what we've landed today. With over 20 years in the industry, Jim Norton has become one of the biggest names not only in dark comedy, but simply in comedy on the whole. Frequently regarded as the 'third mic' on the Opie & Anthony radio show, Norton feels no topic is taboo, and it doesn't take long for that mindset to shine through on any of his specials. We're lucky enough to have an exclusive stream of Norton's newest album Please Be Offended running all day today. Tackling such subjects as the Westboro Baptist Church and the Ground Zero mosque, this record is definitely controversial and definitely hilarious. Head to the replies to give it a listen, and...
After last week's successful premiere of the first installment of Vanna's The Few and the Far Between: The Movie, we now present you with the second chapter of the ten-part saga. This video is set to "Year of the Rat" as the plot thickens for our protagonists. Head to the replies to watch it, and come back next Friday for more.