Totally Slow Debuts New single, ‘Dead Skater,’ Companion Video; Fest 19 Performance Planned

Courtesy: Refresh Records

Independent punk rock band Totally Slow premiered the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the video for its new single, ‘Dead Skater’ Tuesday. The song — which is available to stream and download through Spotify and Apple Music — and its video are the second from the band’s forthcoming album, Casual Drag, which is scheduled for release June 4 through Refresh Records. The band premiered the album’s lead single, ‘Found Factions’ and its video last month.

The video for ‘Dead Skater’ is a black and white presentation that features the band performing its new single in a studio setting. Various fade effects are used in regards to its visuals to help make the presentation interesting.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Dead Skater’ is a high-energy composition that will appeal to most punk purists. The driving, guitar-centered composition will appeal to fans of bands, such as Jawbox, Hot Snakes, and Adolescents through its overall presentation. The lyrical content featured in the song is something of an existential theme according to front man Scott Hicks.

Hicks talked about the song’s lyrical theme during a recent interview with No Echo.

“‘Dead Skater’ was a name I tossed onto a riff demo and then found myself writing lyrics around because I liked the way it hit,” said Hicks. “Beating myself up for complaining when everything’s ok, and wondering if I’ll look back and keep hating myself about it when my time’s up.

In other news, Totally Slow is scheduled to take part in the Fest 19 concert festival in October. The festival is scheduled to take place Oct. 21-31. Among some of the other bands schedule to perform at the festival are acts, such as Hot Water Music, Teenage Bottlerocket, and A Wilhelm Scream.

More information on Totally Slow’s new single and album is available along with all of the band’s latest news at https://www.facebook.com/TotallySlow.

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Me First And The Gimme Gimmes Coming To The 2015 Punk Rock Bowling And Music Festival

Courtesy:  BSG PR

Courtesy: BSG PR

Veteran punk rock band Me First and the Gimme Gimmes will perform at this year’s annual Punk Rock Bowling an Music Festival.

Festival organizers announced today that the San Francisco-based band has been added to the Club Show lineup for this year’s festival. Also announced as special guests are: Manic Hispanic and The All Brights, which features members of The Loved Ones and Good Riddance. The All Brights’ performance at this year’s festival marks the band’s debut. Tickets for the show, which will be on Friday, May 22nd, go on sale this Saturday, April 11th at 4pm ET/1pm PST. Doors open at 9pm PST/12am ET.

This year’s Club Show schedule consists of seventeen shows and kicks off Friday, May 22nd. It will feature more than sixty bands through the course of the weekend-long schedule. All shows are 21 and over with valid ID. Some of the other bands tapped for the club show schedule at this year’s festival are: Frank Turner (performing solo), GBH, The Rezillos, Laura Jane Grace, 7 Seconds, Hagfish, 88 Fingers Louie, Icons of Filth, Aggrocats (featuring members of Aggrolites and Hepcat), Street Dogs, English Beat among others. The festival’s three main stages will be headlined by Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, and Refused. Also scheduled to appear this year are: The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Murder City Devils, Conflict, Turbonegro, Bad Manners, and Sick Of It All, Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, Anti-Flag, Swingin’ Utters, A Wilhelm Scream, The Business, Bombshell Rocks, The Muffs, Mahones, Sniper 66, PEARS, I.R.A., Success!, Get Dead, Avenue Rockers, Eliza Battle, Sounds of Threat, and Battle Born.

The festival in whole is an all-ages, all-day event that will include food, drink, and clothing vendors. Along with all of the vendors and bands expected at this year’s festival, fans can take part in the festival’s bowling tournament, pool parties, poker tournament, and music and comedy shows.

Audiences can get more information on the 2015 Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival and purchase tickets online at:

Website: http://www.punkrockbowling.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Punk-Rock-Bowling-and-Music-Festival/288077407910557

Twitter: http://twitter.com/PRBCCommittee

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Courtesy:  BSG PR

Courtesy: BSG PR

Full Band Lineup Announced For 2015 Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival

Courtesy:  BSG PR

Courtesy: BSG PR

The organizers of the annual Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival have announced the complete lineup for the 2015 edition of the festival.

The festival’s organizers announced previously that Rancid, Refused, and Dropkick Murphys will share the bill as the headliners for this year festival.  It was also previously announced that The Muffs, Bad Manners, Swingin’ Utters, Discharge, and The Business had all been tapped to perform this year.  Now it has been announced that along with all of those bands, another group of bands has been added to this year’s festival.  Those bands are:  Sick Of It All, Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, Anti-Flag, A Wilhelm Scream, Mahones, Sniper 66, PEARS, I.R.A., Success!, Get Dead, Avenue Rockers, Eliza Battle, Sounds of Threat, and Battle Born.  Festival founder Mark Stern was upbeat when discussing the official announcement.  He discussed not only his pleasure at having all of the bands for this year’s festival in place, but the importance of having them on board.  “We are very excited about the 2015 lineup” he said.  “We strive to keep things fresh and over 80% of these bands have never appeared at PRB. With bands from all over the States as well as Sweden, UK, Canada and even Columbia, it’s going to be another classic Punk Rock Bowing weekend!”

The 2015 edition of the three-day festival will take place over the course of May 23rd – 25thin Las Vegas, NV.  It will be held on 7th Street and Stewart Avenue near the city’s famed Fremont Street.  All of the latest updates on band lineup, ticket information, and more is available online at:

Websitehttp://www.punkrockbowling.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Punk-Rock-Bowling-and-Music-Festival/288077407910557

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/PRBCommittee

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