The Corps Debuts New Single, ‘Hazardous,’ Companion Video

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Independent punk rock band The Corps debuts its latest single and video this week.

The band premiered its new single, ‘Hazardous‘ and its companion video Tuesday. The intense, tow minute, 42 second song is everything that punk purists will appreciate, from the gritty vocals to the frenetic work on the guitar, drums, and bass, and even the layered vocal effect in the choruses. The whole lends itself to comparison to works from the likes of NOFX, Propagandi, and Lagwagon.

According to a statement from the band, the song’s lyrical theme is a social commentary of sorts that is presented in a semi-allegorical fashion.

“This song is about a woman who has spent her entire life ignoring personal responsibilities and the capacity for empathy, which in turn forces her to create a fictional reality and narrative for the life around her,” the statement reads. “A self made victim, she is very dangerous.”

The song’s video was shot, directed, and edited by City Zero Films. It features the band going around a city, “fixing” others’ problems. It is its own story that is meant to artistically help translate the noted message in the song’s lyrical theme.

More information on The Corps’ new single and video is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Website: https://www.thecorps2814.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thecorps2814

Twitter: https://twitter.com/thecorps2814

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Jon Snodgrass Releases New, Free, Live Recording; Announces New Live Dates

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Jon Snodgrass’ new live recording is available now.

The recording, Tace – Live at the Social Sanctuary released Friday through all major digital outlets. It is available free for everyone and follows last October’s release of Snodgrass’ latest album, Tace. The record is a compilation of covers that pays tributes to Snodgrass’ influences, such as The Beatles, Husker Du, and Cheap Trick.

Snodgrass was joined by a variety of well-known and respected figures for the recording of Tace. Among those who joined Snodgrass for the compilation were Tim McIlrath (Rise Against), Joey Cape (Lagwagon, Bad Astronaut), and Stephen Egerton (Descendants, ALL).

TaceLive at the Social Sanctuary comes from Snodgrass’ October 2020 performance at the noted venue in Los Angeles, CA. The concert’s audio was mixed and mastered over the course of this summer.

Said Snodgrass of the recording’s free release, “We’re basically putting this live album out for free so folks know what to expect this fall and are stoked and tell their friends. Also, this was the only rock show that we played last year.”

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In other news, Snodgrass is scheduled to take his album out on the road starting Sept. 2 in San Diego, CA. The tour is scheduled to run through Oct. 31 in Gainesville, FL. It features performances in cities, such as Atlanta, GA; Minneapolis, MN and Santa Cruz, CA.

More information on Tace is available along with all of Jon Snodgrass’ latest news and more at:

Websitehttps://www.jonsnodgrass.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/JonSnodgrassMusic

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Jon Snodgrass Debuts ‘Don’t Break Her Heart’ Video; Announces New LP Release Date, Title, Art

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Singer-songwriter Jon Snodgrass is giving audiences their first taste of his next album.

Snodgrass debuted the video for his new single ‘Don’t Break Her Heart’ Aug. 20 through Brooklyn Vegan.  The song is the lead single from his forthcoming album Tace, which is scheduled for release Oct. 9 through A-F Records and Hometown Caravan.

The video for ‘Don’t Break Her Heart’ finds Snodgrass in his home studio alongside his daughters Sophie as he crafts his new song.  his other daughter Tanner joins him in the booth in the restaurant scenes.

The intimate settings will keep audiences engaged in their own right while the song’s musical arrangement ensures that engagement and entertainment just as much.  The song’s arrangement mixes a folk influence with a more pop punk style influence for a whole that is unique.  The song’s lyrical content meanwhile is intimate in its own right.

Tace will feature guest vocal performances by John Moreland, Tim McIlrath (Rise Against), Joey Cape (Lagwagon, Bad Astronaut), Stephen Egerton (Descendants, ALL), Stacey Dee (Bad Cop/Bad Cop) and Derek Zanetti (The Homeless Gospel Choir).  Pre-orders for Tace are open.

More information on Tace is available along with all of Jon Snodgrass’ latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://www.jonsnodgrass.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JonSnodgrassMusic

 

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It’s Not Dead Festival Comes To Life This Fall

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Punk rock is alive and well!

That is the message being sent by “It’s Not Dead Festival” co-founders Kevin Lyman, Jon Reese and Live Nation’s Rich Best. Thanks to the trio’s combined efforts, the aptly-titled festival will become reality, proving the spirit of punk and the music itself is alive and well. The “It’s Not Dead Festival” will be held Saturday, October 10th at the San Manuel Amphitheater Festival Grounds in San Bernadino, CA. The festival will feature performances from a total of thirty-five bands across three stages representing the past, present, and future of punk and ska. Those bands include: Bad Religion, Pennywise, Descendents, NOFX, The Vandals, 7 Seconds, The Vandals, Bouncing Souls, Anti-Flag, Strung Out, Fishbone, H20, Lagwagon, Goldfinger, Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake and many more. The festival’s complete lineup is listed below.

The Lineup: Bad Religion, Pennywise, Descendents, NOFX,The Vandals,7 Seconds, Bouncing Souls, Anti-Flag, Strung Out, Fishbone, H20, Lagwagon, Goldfinger, Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake

Second Stage: The Adolescents, Agent Orange, CJ Ramone, Devils Brigade, Duane Peters Gunfight, Manic Hispanic, Pulley, Riverboat Gamblers, Sham 69, Swingin’ Utters, The Dickies, TSOL

Third Stage: DI, Left Alone, Otherized, Rhythmic Asylum, The Briggs, The Interrupters, The Untouchables, Total Chaos

Tickets for the “It’s Not Dead Festival” will be available beginning this afternoon at 1pm ET on the festival’s official website at http://www.itsnotdeadfestival.com/. Early bird tickets start at $25 and go up in price from there. Regular on-sale price for tickets is $42.50. Service fees and parking are not included in ticket prices. Kids 10 and under get in free. On-site overnight parking will be available for those that get there early in anticipation of the big day.

While the bands tapped to play this year’s festival are the main attraction, they are just part of what audiences can look forward to this year. There will also be an old-school skate/BMX jam presented by Vans featuring appearances from skateboarding legends such as: Mike Frazier, Steve Caballero, Christian Hosoi, Omar Hassan, and Neal Hendrix along with pros Lizzie Armanto, Alex Perelson, and Josh Bordon. BMX rider Dennis McCoy will also be on hand for the event.

For those looking for something calmer, there will also be an art exhibition titled “Art’s Not Dead” and a book-signing area. The art exhibition will feature works from artists and photographers such as Mark deSalvo, Dave Naz, Natalia Fabia, Lisa Johnson, B.J. Papas, Greg Attonito, Chris Shary, Craig “Skibs” Barker, Jeff Alulis, Jason Cardwell and many others.  Their works will both be on exhibition and for sale. The book-signing area will feature books from well-known authors such as Jeff Alulis, Danny Bland, Cecil Castellucci, Jack Grisham, Shawna Kenney, Jim Lindberg, David Nazworthy, Christian Picciolini, John Roecker with Dylan Melody, Daniel Weizmann and Shanti Wintergate & Greg Attonito.

The “It’s Not Dead Festival” is sponsored by Vans, Rockstar Energy Drink, FYE, Coldcock Whiskey, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Epitaph Records, and Pure Noise Records. More information on the “It’s Not Dead Festival” is available online now including ticketing information at:

Website: http://www.itsnotdeadfestival.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/itsnotdeadfest

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