Another One Down! Debuts ‘Deadweight’ Lyric Video

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Pop punk band Another One Down! debuted hte lyric video for its latest single this week.

The band premiered the lyric video for its single, ‘Deadweight’ Friday. The song is the second single from the band’s forthcoming debut album, A Bitter Descent, which is scheduled for release Nov. 5. Pre-orders are open now. The band debuted the video for the album’s lead single, ‘Headspace’ last month.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Deadweight’ is a familiar pop punk style composition. It will appeal to fans of bands, such as NOFX, Sum 41, and All American Rejects. Its lyrical theme meanwhile touches on a topic that will connect with a wide range of audiences.

According to a statement from the band, ‘Deadweight’ “is a song inspired by former bandmates who refused to pull their own weight. It encapsulates the frustration of dealing with someone who will never admit their faults and will blame anyone else but themselves.”

More information on Another One Down!’s new single and album is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

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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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United Defiance Debuts ‘Sing With Me’ Video

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Punk rock band United Defiance debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band premiered the video for its single, ‘Sing With Me‘ Friday. The premiere comes less than a month after the band premiered the song by itself.

The song is featured in the band’s forthcoming album, Change the Frequency, which is scheduled for release Oct. 1 through Thousand Islands Records.

The video features the band performing its new single on a city street. It intersperses that with footage of the band fighting a turf war with a group of sock puppets. While the visualization is silly, the band explained in a prepared statement that it is meant to help translate the positive message presented in the song’s lyrical theme.

“The concept for the ‘Sing With Me’ video was to show two rival groups, like the Sharks and the Jets from West Side Story, playing pranks on each other in the tradition of films like Animal House,” the statement reads. “One of those groups just happens to be sock puppets. Because the song is about unity, the video shows that at the end of the day, you can always make the choice to buy the other guy a drink and have a blast in spite of differences. And sock puppets are funny as hell.”

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Sing With Me’ is a catchy, infectious, guitar-driven composition. Its choruses, with their collective vocals, and the gritty but still catchy verses lend the arrangement overall to works from the likes of NOFX, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, and to a slightly lesser extent, Dropkick Murphys.

Change the Frequency will feature guest appearances from well-known names in the punk community, such as Jason Devore (Authority Zero) and Dave Pederson (Downway) among others.

More information on United Defiance’s new single and album is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttps://uniteddefiance.bandcamp.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Uniteddefiance

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Riot Fest 2021 Lineup Finalized

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The official lineup for this year’s Riot Fest has been finalized.

The 2021 Riot Fest is scheduled to take place Sept. 16-19 at Douglass Park in Chicaco, IL. The whole thing kicks off the evening of Sept. 16 with performances by the likes of Alkaline Trio, Patti Smith and her Band, and Morrissey.

Sept. 17 is the first, full, official date of music for this year’s festival. It features performances from a wide range of acts, such as Smashing Pumpkins, NOFX, and Anti-Flag.

Dropkick Murphys, Rancid, and Living Colour join the likes of Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Run The Jewels, and Gwar for the second day of this year’s Riot Fest lineup.

Sunday will see just as many and varied acts taking the stage. Among the most notable of the performances planned to close out this year’s festival are those from the likes of Slipknot, Simple Plan, and Body Count. The Flaming Lips will take the place of Pixies following that band’s recent announcement that it was halting its tour plans due to concerns about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The full lineup for this year’s Riot Fest is noted below.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
MORRISSEY, ALKALINE TRIO, PATTI SMITH AND HER BAND, JOYCE MANOR (performing S/T), WDRL, KRISTEEN YOUNG

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
THE SMASHING PUMPKINS, COHEED AND CAMBRIA, LUPE FIASCO (performing The Cool), NOFX, DIRTY HEADS, SUBLIME WITH ROME, CIRCLE JERKS, DINOSAUR JR., MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK, THRICE, CIRCA SURVIVE, MEG MYERS, THE LAWRENCE ARMS, BEACH BUNNY, ANTI-FLAG, LIVING COLOUR, FISHBONE, ENVY ON THE COAST, THE SOUNDS, AMIGO THE DEVIL, EYEDRESS, BEACH GOONS, MEET ME @ THE ALTAR, SERATONES, RADKEY, KISSISSIPPI, JACKIE HAYES, OXYMORRONS, GIRLPUPPY, SEŃOR KINO

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
RUN THE JEWELS, FAITH NO MORE, DROPKICK MURPHYS, RANCID, TAKING BACK
SUNDAY, VIC MENSA, GOGOL BORDELLO, MAYDAY PARADE, BAYSIDE, STATE CHAMPS, THE MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES, ANDREW W.K., BEST COAST, BIG FREEDIA, GWAR, HEPCAT, LES SAVY FAV, THE BRONX, FOUR YEAR STRONG, CITIZEN, FUCKED UP, JOYWAVE, NIGHT MOVES, MAN ON MAN, THE BOLLWEEVILS, ACTION/ADVENTURE, GANSER, JUST FRIENDS, THE ORPHAN THE POET, BEARINGS, SPIDER, DEVON KAY & THE SOLUTIONS

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
SLIPKNOT, MACHINE GUN KELLY, THE FLAMING LIPS, DEVO, MR. BUNGLE, NEW FOUND GLORY, SIMPLE PLAN, THE GHOST INSIDE, BODY COUNT, THURSDAY, K.FLAY, KNUCKLE PUCK, HEALTH, THE BLED, MOTHER MOTHER, 3OH!3, ALEX G, FEVER 333, KENNYHOOPLA, BLEACHED, THE GORIES, FACS, RATBOYS, BLACKSTARKIDS, THE CLOCKWORKS, PET SYMMETRY, MELKBELLY, GYMSHORTS, THE WEAK DAYS, AIRSTREAM FUTURES

Tickets for Riot Fest 2021 are available here.

More information on this year’s Riot Fest is available along with all of the festival’s latest news at:

Website: https://www,riotfest.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RiotFest1

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United Defiance Announces New Album Details; Premieres Album’s Lead Single

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Punk rock band United Defiance will release its new album this fall.

The band is scheduled to release its new album, Change the Frequency Oct. 1 through Thousand Islands Records. A vinyl release for the album is scheduled to take place in 2022. In anticipation of the album’s release, the band premiered the album’s lead single, ‘Sing With Me‘ Monday.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Sing With Me’ is a catchy, infectious, guitar-driven composition. Its choruses, with their collective vocals, and the gritty but still catchy verses lend the arrangement overall to works from the likes of NOFX, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, and to a slightly lesser extent, Dropkick Murphys.

No information was provided about the song’s lyrical theme in the press release announcing the single’s debut. However, in listening to the song, the theme comes across as a message celebrating unity, friendship and just coming together in general.

Change the Frequency will feature guest appearances from well-known names in the punk community, such as Jason Devore (Authority Zero) and Dave Pederson (Downway) among others.

More information on United Defiance’s new single and album is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Website: https://uniteddefiance.bandcamp.com

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

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Father Before Me Debuts New Single, ‘Until Lambs Become Lions’

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Independent rock band Father Before kicked off the weekend with some new music.

The band debuted its new single ‘Until Lambs Become Lions’ Friday through punknews.org. The single is the lead single from the band’s new EP Ruby. The band will announce more details on the record soon.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Until Lambs Become Lions’ opens with a metal style approach, but quickly turns in a decidedly punk direction. The melodic guitar-driven arrangement will appeal to fans of bands, such as Rise Against, Bad Religion, and NOFX.

Front man “Elijah” talked about the lyrical theme that accompanies the upbeat arrangement during his interview with punknews.org, stressing it is meant as a message of encouragement.

“”Until Lambs Become Lions” is the reminder that we already have what we need to face our fears. Don’t run to the past, don’t run to the future. However dark it seems when the lights have all gone dim, find your footing and never give up.”

In addition to its new single, the band also debuted the song’s companion video Friday. The band debuted the single’s video through insaneblog.net. The video features Elijah going through a series of vivid dream sequences as the band performs to the single, which plays over the video.

More information on Father Before Me’s new single and EP is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/fatherbeforeme

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Counterpunch Debuts New Single, ‘Handbook For The Recently Debriefed,’ Companion Video

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Surf punk band Counterpunch debuted its new single this week along with the song’s companion video.

The band debuted its new single ‘Handbook for the Recently Debriefed‘ Tuesday along with the song’s companion lyric video. The song is the title track in the band’s forthcoming 7″. The record is scheduled for release Jan. 29 through Thousand Islands Records in the United States and SBAM Records in the European Union.

Pre-orders for Handbook for the Recently Debriefed are open. Quantities are limited to 100 in each of the record’s three variants.

Counterpunch’s first new music since the release of the band’s 2014 album Bruises, ‘Handbook for the Recently Debriefed’ presents a musical arrangement whose high-energy guitars and melodic vocals will appeal to fans of bands, such as Pennywise, NOFX, and Bad Religion.

The lyrical content that accompanies the musical content in Counterpunch’s new song comes across as a political commentary. It seemingly hints at a statement about how the Republican Party has tied itself to Donald Trump and the result of that connection.

More information about Counterpunch’s new single, video and record is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Website: http://www.counterpunchrock.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/counterpunchrok

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Second Stage Added To 2nd Annual Blaze ‘N’ Glory Festival

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Courtesy: Ashton-Magnuson Media

The 2nd annual Blaze ‘N’ Glory Festival has just gotten bigger.

Organizers with the Blaze ‘N’ Glory Festival announced Monday the addition of the “SRH 25 Year Anniversary Party” Stage.  And with an additional stage also come additional acts.  Long Beach Dub All-Stars, Dilated Peoples, Common Kings, Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds, Madchild, Big B, and Johnny Richter are all scheduled to perform on the newly added stage.

SRH (Supporting Radical Habits) was originally established in 1991.  Since its inception, it has branched out to form a clothing line closely associated with the action sports lifestyle.  It also has put on its own music festival dubbed the SRH Fest.  The SRH Fest assembles fans from around Southern California to celebrate live music, action sports and more.  The bands featured at the SRH Fest include but are not limited to: NOFX, Pennywise, Offspring, Sublime, Slightly Stoopid, Unwritten Law, Strung Out, Dilated Peoples, and (Hed) p.e.   SRH founder Kevin Zinger shared his thoughts on the company’s partnership with the Blaze ‘N’ Glory Festival with the media, noting SRH’s anniversary as a big reason for the new deal.  “We are extremely excited to be doing this year’s SRH fest at Blaze ‘N’ Glory,” he said.  This is our 25th anniversary, so when the idea of combining forces came up, it made complete sense. We wanted to put together a lineup that represents our flavor of music and lifestyle and Blaze ‘N’ Glory is the perfect event. It’s an honor to have so many amazing artists get involved to perform and support. We have some special guests that will also be joining us, and this show will go down in the SRH history books for sure.”

In honor of SRH’s 25th anniversary, organizers with the Blaze ‘N’ Glory Festival is offering a special 4-pack ticket sale that begins Friday, May 13th at 1pm EST/10:00a.m. PST.  The special short sale ends Saturday, May 14th at 2:00pm EST/11:00a.m. PST.  The package deal allows fans to purchase four tickets for $25 each plus fees.  Camping reservations can be made for the festival now by calling the San Bernardino County Regional Parks Department at 909-387-2583.  A very limited number of spaces for RVs and campers adjacent to the venue is currently available and will likely go fast.  Campgrounds will be open from Friday, June 3rd at 3pm through Sunday, June 5th at 12pm.

More information on the Blaze ‘N’ Glory Festival is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.BlazeNGlory.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/blazengloryfest

 

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It’s Not Dead Festival Comes To Life This Fall

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Courtesy: Earshot Media

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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Two Bands Added To Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival Lineup

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Courtesy: Earshot Media

Organizers of the annual Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival have added two more bands to the festival’s lineup.

Against Me! And The Slackers have been added to this year’s Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival.  The bands will join the likes of: Descendants, Cock Sparrer, NOFX, and many others at the festival, which is scheduled for May 23rd – 26th.  Organizers will announce sixteen late night club shows that will be part of the three-day festival on February 27th.

Three-day festival passes and VIP passes are officially on sale now.  Three-day festival passes cost $110.  They are for the festival only (Saturday – Monday) and do not include the festival’s club shows.  VIP passes cost $275 each.  Single-day tickets (if available) will go on sale February 22nd.  Club show tickets will go on sale March 15th.

The latest band lineup for the Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival is listed below.

COCK SPARRER
DESCENDENTS
NOFX
Against Me!

Anti-Nowhere League

Face To Face
The Adicts

Leftover Crack

Off!
Angelic Upstarts

The Dwarves

The Slackers

Good Riddance

Cerebral Ballzy

SNFU

Peter & The Test Tube Babies

Masked Intruder

Devil’s Brigade

La Plebe

The Generators

Bad Cop/Bad Cop

Black Market Syndicate

Lost in Society

Clepto

Rats in the Wall

The Objex

The Gashers

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