The UK's venerable rock magazine NME announced that it will be offering its magazine as a free weekly edition starting in September. NME has seen its readership decline year after year, so this should at the very least grab some old fans back into the magazine fray.
The new free magazine launches on September 18 in the UK. As I type this, some of the NME team are locked away in a dark basement in NME Towers working on even more ideas to make sure itís not only a brilliant magazine, but that it gives you everything you asked us for. Iím confident that it will.
Casket Salesmen are currently on the cover of IE Weekly (Inland Empire Weekly) and will be opening up for The Germs (including Pat Smear) on Saturday, June 21, 2007 at The LA Film Festival in Westwood, CA. For more Casket Salesmen tour dates, including a run with The Apex Theory, visit the band's myspace.
The FADER magazine has released its annual Icon Issue, this time looking at The Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia. This issue, which you can download for free in pdf form or on iTunes here, features commentary from family, friends, and modern artists such as Modest Mouse, Animal Collective, The Hold Steady, Dungen, Devendra Banhart, Brightblack, The Meat Puppets and more. All info can be found here.
AbsolutePunk will have an exclusive section inside of every Substream Music Press magazine [Nationally distributed in Hot Topic etc.] from this day forward. This section will include hot news stories, top artists and albums to check out, along with unsigned artists, for those who like to be on top of the next breaking acts! In the mean time, go to Hot Topic and pick up issue #3!
Issue #3 featuring; New Found Glory, 30 Seconds to Mars, Cute is What We Aim For, Brand New, Paramore, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, The Early November, Moneen, Cursive, The Years Gone By, Receiving End Of Sirens, Cobra Starship, The Starting Line, The New Amsterdams, Valencia, A Heartwell Ending, Hit The...