When it began, straight edge was a term coined by Ian MacKaye in a Minor Threat tune and it had to do with his personal technique for keeping it together and how it sometimes made him feel like an outsider. He’s been pretty vocal about the fact that he never set it up to be a dogma or anything. In fact, in the very song where he lists off what gives him his ‘straight edge,’ he literally says “listen, there’s no set of rules.” However, like so many people who condemn homodom based on scripture, yet persist in eating shellfish, a lot of people took the “I don’t smoke, I don’t drink, I don’t fuck” section to be...
Brendan Kelly of The Lawrence Arms recently performed a new song called "These Pigs Seem to be Getting the Best of Me" -- Kelly said that the song would probably appear on the band's next album. Check it in the replies.
Brendan Kelly from The Lawrence Arms interviewed Against Me! and the band did an acoustic performance on his JBTV show. His co-host Toby Jeg from Red Scare also did a short interview with Alkaline Trio. Check out the episode here.
Joe McMahon (Smoke or Fire) and Brendan Kelly (The Lawrence Arms) are releasing a split called Wasted Potential on March 16th. One of Kelly's songs is now streaming here and McMahon's can be heard here.
The Lawrence Arms have unveiled the schedule for their forthcoming headlining tour, on which the trio will feature support from American Steel, The Falcon, and Sundowner. The group will be touring in celebration of their latest release, Oh! Calcutta!, which is available now via Fat Wreck Chords.