After conferring with The AP.net staff and editors from PunkNews.org, PropertyofZack, and UndertheGun, we have put together a playlist of all the best music we loved from August. You can check that out in the replies and make sure you didn't miss anything great.
Brian Bonz (you may know him from Kevin Devine's Goddamn Band) has set up a Kickstarter for his new album.
Misophonia is a project born out of this phase of my life. I'd scored a documentary for PBS about artwork in New York City's subway stations, and much of that material formed the record's blueprint. I experimented with sampling music and found sound, using new programs and abandoning any prior strictures with approaching previous work. Chris Bracco, who produced From Sumi to Japan, returns to collaborate on Misophonia. The Major Crimes continue their trek forward on this one, as well, along with both old and new guest musicians.
PropertyOfZack has posted a new Perspective on how Riot Fest and co-founder Mike Petryshyn went about creating their Chicago lineup. POZ is calling it the "best festival lineup we'll ever see," so you can go ahead and debate that in the replies. Also, tickets are on the Riot website and all of our Riot Fest 2013 coverage is here.
If you're a music fan, then you love the fall - great weather and a plethora of great tour packages to check out. Head to the replies to check out my Top 5 upcoming fall tours. What tours are you excited about? Let us know.
I think it was an exercise, but I do think it’s definitely the antithesis of Save Rock and Roll. Kids can say whatever, like, “Oh, where’s the guitars if you’re gonna call it Save Rock and Roll?” And there was a part of us that really wanted to withhold that. Rock and Roll needs to be challenged right now. The most Rock and Roll thing you could do is do what, like, Skrillex is doing right now. It felt good to get in there and make some noise that was what people would have thought of as standard “Rock and Roll.”
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This week Jason and I kind of nerd out with Tom Chiari, guitarist of Hostage Calm and Run For Cover Records label manager. We discussed the killer 2013 RFC is having thus far and a bunch of cool insider-type topics that most people may not know about smaller labels and how they operate. We also talk a little Hostage Calm as well.
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We've officially reached the halfway point in Vanna's The Few and the Far Between: The Movie. Head to the replies to watch the fifth chapter, which is set to "The Weekly Slap in the Face." This installment sees our heroes work out some family issues. Don't miss the the first, second, third and fourth segments, and check back every Friday for more.
Gang Green was the most raucous and explosive hardcore punk band in Boston from 1982-1986. DROP THE NEEDLE: BOSTON PUNK ANTHOLOGY is a new compilation release of five old-school Boston punk, rock, and hardcore bands from the 1980’s and 1990’s. This release includes the band's original 1985 version of the classic song "Let’s Drink Some Beer." This rare studio recording has never been available on CD before and was co-written by Dicky Barrett of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Listen to the track in the replies. You can get it on iTunes too.
Sumerian Records have signed ††† (Crosses) (Chino Moreno, Shaun Lopez, Chuck Doom). Check out a video announcing the signing in the replies. Looks like the band is teasing new music to release this winter.
Showbread's latest album, Cancer, will be getting a vinyl release and is available to pre-order. The band also released a music video for the song "Anarchy!," which is an alternate cut from the upcoming Cancer film. That can be viewed in the replies.
Sherwood made a post on Facebook about an acoustic album the band recorded but never released, and it appears that it will release after an unspecified number of "likes." So if you want to hear this sucker, I'd suggest you get to likin' that status.
Gates has released a new song/video called "Skyline" which you can view in the replies. It is a bonus track on the band's upcoming remixed/remastered version of You Are All You Have Left To Fear coming out on Pure Noise Records. It is available for pre-order.