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Mike Love announces “Love Will Find A Way” tour in support of new album

Music News | September 4, 2015

Reggae rocker Mike Love’s newest album is out now and it’s called Love Will Find A Way. The album was released on Love Not War Records and was recorded at Soul Sound Studio and Studio Ala Moana in Kane’ohe, O’ahu, Hawai’i. Love is currently on tour in support of the new album, but sadly no dates in NYC or the East Coast yet.
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RIP: Rico Rodriguez (trombonist) passed away at the age of 80

Music News | September 4, 2015

The ska & reggae community lost another legend today as trombonist Rico Rodriguez has passed away at the age of 80. Many of you will know Rico as the trombonist on The Specials’ version of “A Message to You, Rudy” but Rico has been involved with ska & reggae since the very beginning! He was also apart of Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra as well. He will be sorely missed! Rest easy Rico!
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Midnight Mantics

Music Video: Midnight Mantics – “Mixtape”

Media | September 4, 2015

I don’t know about you but I’m loving all this ’80s sounding bands coming out lately. Midnight Mantics’ Mixtape Vol. 1 is out today and it sounds like it could be placed in a John Hughes movie! Their track “Mixtape” was made into a music video towards the end of August and it’s even got that 80s retro look. I dig this, maybe you will too.
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Court Tavern

Court Tavern re-opening under new management this Fall

Music News | September 3, 2015

I didn’t even know this but New Brunswick’s Court Tavern closed this Summer but will be re-opening under new management. That’s got to be great news to hear for central NJ residents. I’ve never been there since it’s too far but Bouncing Souls, Chuck Ragan and other punk bands play there a lot. There’s some shows being scheduled now so check out the Facebook page for updates.
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Joey Cape announces new tour in support of new album

Music News | September 3, 2015

Joey Cape is releasing his first solo album in 5 years tomorrow. It’s called Stitch Puppy and he will be touring in support of the release starting on September 15ht in Portland, OR at Hawthorne Theatre. He will be playing The Bowery Electric in NYC on September 30th as well.
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Miss May I

Miss May I touring with Parkway Drive this Fall

Music News | September 2, 2015

Miss May I announced the other day that they will be supporting Parkway Drive on their upcoming Fall tour. The tour starts in San Diego, CA on October 29th and wraps up in Las Vegas, NV on December 6th. The tour stops at Irving Plaza on November 14th and then The Paramount in Huntington, NY on November 16th.
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A Will Away signs with Triple Crown Records

Music News | September 2, 2015

Connecticut’s A Will Away have signed with Triple Crown Records and will re-issue the band’s 5-song Bliss EP on October 23rd. A Will Away will be touring with Pentimento this fall, all dates are below and tickets will be on-sale on Wednesday, September 2nd at 12pm EST.
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I Need A Dodge: Joe Strummer On The Run

I Need A Dodge: Joe Strummer On The Run documentary out October 16th

Movie News | September 2, 2015

Another documentary about Joe Strummer is coming out on October 16th. I Need A Dodge: Joe Strummer On The Run is about Joe Strummer’s self-imposed exile in Granada in 1985-86. It will be released on DVD by MVD on October 16th and comes packaged with a cassette of a Spanish radio interview with Strummer, a postcard, sticker, and pin. The film was produced and directed by Nick Hall.
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Membranes announce first U.S. tour since 1988!

Music News | September 1, 2015

UK punk band The Membranes announced their first US tour since 1988, which will kick off this fall. It will be their first tour since Afghan Whigs and White Zombie opened for them! The tour will kick things off at Lee’s Place in Toronto on October 14th, and will stop at The Grand Victory in Brooklyn, NY on October 16th. The US tour is in support of their new album Dark Matter/Dark Energy, which was released on July 10th via Metropolis Records.
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DVD/Blu-Ray Tuesday Roundup

DVD/Blu-Ray Tuesday Roundup (September 1st 2015)

Blu-Ray Reviews, DVD Reviews | September 1, 2015

Holy crap it’s September already! I’m now just days away from becoming a first-time Dad. Scary stuff! In the meantime, Here’s the DVD/Blu-Ray Roundup for September 1st 2015. Some of titles coming out today include: Mad Max: Fury Road, Boulevard, The Originals: Season 2 Blu-ray, Scorpion: Season 1, I’ll See You in My Dreams, Texas Rising, and more. Each week I’ll list the latest DVD/Blu-Ray releases and point out the ones worth buying. I can’t review everything I get so this serves as a nice guide for what’s coming out each week. Plus, it’s just fun making fun of movies and TV shows!
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Lenny Lashley (Darkbuster)

Interviews | August 31, 2015

Founded in 1996, Darkbuster stormed the Boston punk scene and formed a devoted following that grew with every release. Now, after an 8 year hiatus and a full time gig playing guitar with the Street Dogs, lead singer and founder of Darkbuster, Lenny Lashley took the time out of his busy schedule to answer a few questions about the freshly released Darkbuster album “No Revolution”, ska, and what the ultimate Darkbuster show lineup would look like.
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Outlaw Nation Returns with “Rising From The Ashes”

Music News | August 31, 2015

New Orleans reggae rockers Outlaw Nation are set to release their latest album “Rising From The Ashes” on October 1st.
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