I hope everyone has a great Labor Day. Stay safe and enjoy (hopefully) the day off.
Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886. From these, a movement developed to secure state legislation. The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first to become law was passed by Oregon on February 21, 1887. During the year four more states — Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York — created the Labor Day holiday by legislative enactment. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania had followed suit. By 1894, 23 other...
Jason Tate on 09/01/14 - 10:49 AM
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jason Tate on 01/20/14 - 10:55 AM
Hey all, I know some of you don't like me offering my opinion in news posts, but it is my opinion that everyone should have a happy and wonderful Thanksgiving ... as well as a great "after Thanksgiving sit-on-my-ass-and-veg" day. Stay safe and eat lots.
Jason Tate on 11/27/13 - 10:25 PM
Sweet Talker have posted a Christmas song for streaming/download. Check it out here.
Jake Denning on 12/22/12 - 06:32 PM
In correlation with August Burns Red's release of their Christmas album, Sleddin' Hill: A Holiday Album, today we are bringing you an early holiday treat. So, start getting in the holiday spirit by hitting the replies to check out guitarist JB Brubaker's top 10 holiday songs. Then go purchase their new record.
Ryan Gardner on 10/09/12 - 07:08 AM
From our computers to yours... a gift that can last all year long. Happy Holidays from the AP.net staff.
Linda Ferreira on 12/24/11 - 01:26 PM
Hit the replies to read a fun holiday in-house Fearless Records interview with Marko DeSantis of Sugarcult.
Ryan Gardner on 12/21/11 - 08:53 AM
Download Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys's holiday EP, Anticlaus Superstar, for free on bandcamp.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/17/11 - 12:29 PM
Bright and Early has posted their rendition of "All I Want For Christmas" and made it available for free download. You can listen to it in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 12/14/11 - 08:27 PM
From our computers to yours... a gift that can last all year long. Happy Holidays from the AP.net staff.
Linda Ferreira on 12/24/10 - 03:30 PM
Remember to turn your clock backs one hour tonight, because it is the happiest time of the year: Daylight Savings! To celebrate this extra restful of days, I have prepared a little celebration in the replies.
Blake Solomon on 11/06/10 - 09:59 PM
Head to the replies to see Vampire Weekend's video for "Holiday"
Keagan Ilvonen on 06/02/10 - 01:04 PM
Take some time out of your day and pay tribute to the fallen Americans who allow us the freedom to do essentially everything we do on a daily basis.
Blake Solomon on 05/31/10 - 08:21 AM
Just in case any of you are like me, and by "like me" I mean extremely absent-minded, don't forget that today is Mother's Day. Tell the special life-giving lady in your life how much she means to you.
Blake Solomon on 05/09/10 - 12:09 PM
From our computers to yours... a gift that can last all year long. Happy Holidays from the AP.net staff.
Linda Ferreira on 12/24/09 - 08:25 PM
Don't forget to give your dad a hug today!
Blake Solomon on 06/21/09 - 10:58 AM
You may remember last year we debuted the Holiday ABSOLUTExclusive series with some pretty glorious tunes. Well we're bringing it back again in '08 and kicking it off with... who else but Relient K! Head to the replies for the premiere of the band's new animated featurette for their song "Sleigh Ride." Then go head and enter our Relient K holiday contest for an autographed CD and some merch.
Garett Press on 11/12/08 - 10:09 AM
From all of us here at AbsolutePunk, have a safe and patriotic 4th of July! Let us know what your plans are and let's see you all back here in tip top form as soon as possible! AMERICA!
Blake Solomon on 07/04/08 - 07:50 AM
Yesterday morning, The Graduate performed their cover of "Blue Christmas" on WGN Chicago. (To watch, click on the "WGN Morning News" tab in the video player, type "The Graduate" in the search bar, and the video will come up.)
Julia Conny on 12/21/07 - 03:37 PM
You can hear about a minute of a new song off Socratic's upcoming album, Spread the Rumors, in the background of their holiday video that can be seen in the replies.

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Anton Djamoos on 12/15/07 - 10:00 PM
Okkervil River has a new holiday EP called the Golden Opportunities Mixtape to download for free on their website. The EP includes eight covers and one original song recorded live on tour from 2006 to 2007.
Julia Conny on 12/12/07 - 02:38 PM
In light of Anton's discussion topic, let's add another December-inspired tune to the list. Our fourth holiday ABSOLUTExclusive comes from Automatic Loveletter (whose vocals you might recognize from recording with Cartel and All Time Low). Head to their AP Profile to stream "San Francisco."
Garett Press on 12/06/07 - 10:55 AM
Patent Pending has a brand new holiday song, video and a tour for this December. The song titled “She’s a Ho-Ho-Ho Merry Christmas” is now streaming on their myspace. The song can currently be purchased on Amazon and eMusic. Additionally, the band has wrapped up a video for the song and it will premiere in the near future.

On December 21, the band will embark on a holiday tour, select dates will be with Catch 22. For fans in the Long Island area, they band there will be a special performance and signing on December 5th at Looney Tunes Records to celebrate the store’s re-opening.
TourPatent Pending 2007 Ho-Ho-Holiday Tour!
November 29 @ The Space, Hamden, CT
December 5 - @ West...
Anton Djamoos on 11/28/07 - 02:15 PM
Listen to Self Against City's holiday jam "Alone on Christmas" now on myspace. New songs will be debuted at upcoming CA tour dates.
Tour DatesDec 1 2007 Club Retro Sacramento, California
Dec 7 2007 The Roxy West Hollywood, California
Dec 8 2007 The Alley Fullerton, California
Dec 9 2007 SOMA San Diego, California
Dec 15 2007 San Jose Skate San Jose, California
Dec 22 2007 The State Theatre * VENUE & DATE CHANGE Modesto, California
Julia Conny on 11/23/07 - 05:06 PM
At the Eyeball Records webstore, all CDs and EPs are on sale for $5 and $3, respectively.
Julia Conny on 11/23/07 - 03:05 PM
Fearless Records has launched their 2007 Holiday Sale and with every purchase of $5 or more you will receive a limited edition Fearless Records DVD sampler. This 65 minute sampler includes a compilation of music videos from Fearless artists such as Mayday Parade, Alesana, Plain White T's, A Static Lullaby, Sugarcult and more.
Garett Press on 11/20/07 - 03:13 PM
Fearless Records is also having a holiday sale at their store. All CDs and T-shirts are on sale (t-shirts are $10) and a number of CDs are $5 or $8. Purchase $20 or more and get a free Fearless shirt.
Paul Tao on 12/06/06 - 12:02 PM
Holiday Parade has posted "Success Story" from their debut album, Two Cheers For Tuesday, on Purevolume.com. The band is set to enter the studio this January with Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount (Cartel, All Time Low) to record a new EP.
Gabe Gross on 12/03/06 - 09:56 PM
The Aquabats have revealed the dates for their forthcoming, annual Holiday Jubilee performances, on which the five-piece, nerd-core outfit will feature support from Supernova, The Lashes, and Army of Freshmen. You can find the band's schedule below.
The Aquabats Holiday Jubilee DetailsDecember 1, 2006 - In The Venue - Salt Lake City, UT
December 2, 2006 - Gothic Theatre - Englewood, CO
December 7, 2006 - Slim's - San Fransisco, CA
December 8, 2006 - El Rey - Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Brandon Allin on 11/19/06 - 09:47 PM
The Early November wants you to celebrate the holidays with them. The band will be playing a show with Bayside, All Time Low and Dave Melillo on December 27th at the House of Blues in Atlantic City, NJ. Doors are at 6:00PM, and you can get tickets at Ducat King or Ticketmaster, which are $13 if you go through the venue itself. Also, there will be special Christmas stockings filled with goodies for the first 50 people in line at the show, and there will also be special, limited-edition merch available for sale.
Jared Kaufman on 11/16/06 - 11:31 AM
Mustard Plug, who are currently hard at work on their follow-up effort to 2002's Yellow #5, has announced the dates for three holiday shows, on which the group will be joined by support acts The Flatliners and Deals Gone Bad. The dates have been posted below for your viewing pleasure.
Mustard Plug Holdiday Show DatesDec 26.06 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
Dec. 27.06 - Chicago, IL - The Metro
Dec 28.06 - Cleveland, OH - The Agora
Brandon Allin on 11/03/06 - 02:09 PM
Holiday Parade has posted "Hope Dies Last" from their debut album, Two Cheers For Tuesday, on pureVOLUME.com. Below are the band's upcoming shows, including a couple dates with Cartel and Dave Melillo:
Holiday Parade ShowsAug 17 2006 6:30P The Masquerade w/A Change of Pace, Roses Are Red, David Melillo Atlanta, GA
Aug 18 2006 7:00P Sector 7G w/Maladroit Mafia, Testing Ground, Veara, To The Fight, Decide Your Final Day Augusta, GA
Aug 19 2006 6:00P Ray's Downtown Blues w/A Change Of Pace, Roses Are Red, Dave Melillo West Palm Beach, FL
Sep 9 2006 7:00P The Beta Bar w/Cartel, As Tall As Lions, Boys Like Girls Tallahassee, FL
Sep 22 2006 7:00P Lincoln Theatre w/Cartel Raleigh, NC
Oct 7...
Jon Foucart on 08/15/06 - 02:39 PM
Holiday Parade has posted "Abe Froman" from their debut album, Two Cheers For Tuesday, on pureVOLUME.com. The band's upcoming shows can be found below:
ShowsAug 17 2006 6:30P The Masquerade w/A Change of Pace, Roses Are Red, David Melillo Atlanta, GA
Aug 18 2006 7:00P Sector 7G Augusta, GA
Aug 19 2006 4:00P Ray's Downtown Blues w/A Change Of Pace, Roses Are Red, Dave Melillo West Palm Beach, FL
Sep 9 2006 7:00P The Beta Bar w/Cartel, As Tall As Lions, Boys Like Girls Tallahassee, FL
Sep 22 2006 7:00P Lincoln Theatre w/Cartel Raleigh, NC
Oct 7 2006 7:00P Hard Rock Cafe (Atlantis Music Conference Showcase) Atlanta, GA
Gabe Gross on 08/05/06 - 11:51 AM
Tony from Mest's new band, A Permanent Holiday has posted two new songs on their Myspace.

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Katie Schmitz on 07/10/06 - 11:12 AM
Holiday Parade's new CD can now be purchased at Smartpunk.
Ryan Imhof on 06/27/06 - 11:22 AM
Holiday Parade has posted a new song on their pureVOLUME page called "Outside the Lines." What do you think of it?
Ryan Imhof on 06/12/06 - 12:24 PM
Holiday Parade has posted a brand new song titled "Driving Away" on their Myspace page. Check it out and leave some feedback in the replies!
Ryan Imhof on 06/06/06 - 08:55 PM
The Nightlife, A Late Design, The Morning Of, and A Love Like Pi, will be playing a one-off show tomorrow night, Wednesday the 28th, at CBGB's in New York. Doors are at 6:30, the show costs $7, and it's a 16+ event, so bring your ID!
Rohan Kohli on 12/27/05 - 12:59 PM
Happy Chanukah! I just wanted to inform you that my Best Of 2005 list is now up for viewing. My photograph link isn't up on the main screen quite yet, but my list has been posted so if you're interested, check it out! I wish with all my heart that you each have a warm, cozy, holiday that is full of love and good feelings. Happy Holidays and here's to the coming New Year. Thanks!

Sorry if I'm missing from the replies, I'm on vacation but will check in as much as possible!
Garett Press on 12/25/05 - 10:43 AM
I just wanted to personally wish everyone a happy holiday and apologize to those who have been trying to have news posted through me. It's been very tough this past week with the holidays and my grandma's recent visit to the hospital. Expect more out of me when the weekend closes out. On a completely different note, and out of curiosity, what kind of holiday traditions exist in your family?
Frank Giaramita on 12/25/05 - 03:56 AM
Check out a short holiday greeting video from Less Than Jake using the links below:

Quicktime | Windows
Brandon Allin on 12/22/05 - 02:47 PM
The guys in Head Automatica have a special holiday video greeting for you all. The bonus part is, you can learn Japanese while watching.

Quicktime | Windows
Frank Giaramita on 12/21/05 - 04:57 AM
You can now stream and download Eudora's entire EP at their purevolume. Happy Holidays from Eudora.
Garett Press on 12/15/05 - 10:27 PM
I Surrender Records has a sweet holiday special going on: for $30 (shipping included), you can purchase the entire I Surrender catalog, 2 Valencia pins, and a Valencia poster.

I Surrender CatalogValencia - "This Could Be A Possibility"
Stars Hide Fire - "The Shortcut to Loss"
Time and Distance - "Blood Loss For An Excuse"
The Westminster Abbey - "Oh No, It's an E.P!"
Vise Versa - "Like A Glove"

Methods Of Payment1. Check or Money order made out to "I Surrender Records" or send cash at your own risk (they don't recommend it, but hey, if you're a gambling man).
2. PayPal: You can also Paypal the money to info@isurrenderrecords.com but don't forget to include your address.
3. Foreign...
Rohan Kohli on 12/04/05 - 08:46 PM
Holiday, which includes The Black Maria's former drummer, has posted a new song on their MySpace page called "Sugar Sugar." The song will also be featured on the upcoming Mongoose Records compilation.
Rohan Kohli on 12/04/05 - 12:09 PM
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