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Jonny Two Bags, The White Buffalo, Chuck Ragan at Irving Plaza, NYC (8)

Chuck Ragan & The Camaraderie and The White Buffalo @ Irving Plaza, NYC

Live Reviews | April 19, 2014

Date: April 18th 2014
Opening Band: Jonny Two Bags

It’s kind of rare these days when all three bands of a show are excellent! Jonny Two Bags from Social Distortion (Cadillac Tramps/US Bombs/Youth Brigade as well), The White Buffalo and Chuck Ragan and The Camaraderie were all outstanding last night at Irving Plaza in New York City.
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Broken Bells "Control" on Conan

Video: Broken Bells “Control” (Conan)

Media | April 18, 2014

Broken Bells appeared on Conan last night and played the song “Control” from their latest album After The Disco. Watch it below.
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Joey Ramone

2014 Joey Ramone Birthday Bash helps celebrate 40th anniversary of The Ramones

Music News | April 18, 2014

It’s another year without Joey Ramone and the Ramones but that won’t stop people from celebrating Joey’s birthday and the 40th anniversary of The Ramones. On May 19th, the bash will be held at Bowery Electric, right down the road from the original CBGBS. The Joey Ramone Tribute Band will be headlining which features Cheetah Chrome, Glen Matlock, Sic F*cks, George Tabb, Mickey Leigh and surprise guests to be announced. Also sharing the bill are Andy Shernoff, David Peel, The A-Bones, Heap, Gobshites, The Independents, and The Bullys.
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Motion City Soundtrack

Motion City Soundtrack releasing documentary “I Am The Movie: The Movie” on May 13th

Music News | April 17, 2014

I’m all about music documentaries, even if it’s not bands I usually listen to. In fact, it helps me like a band more (or I guess less in some cases). Either way, Motion City Soundtrack are set to release their documentary I Am The Movie: The Movie on May 13th via Epitaph Records. You can watch a trailer of it below.
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Riot Fest 2014

Riot Fest announces 10 year anniversary dates in Toronto, Chicago and Denver

Music News | April 17, 2014

I guess it’s never early enough to announce the dates for Riot Fest. Riot Fest is celebrating 10 years as a festival with new festival dates in Toronto, Chicago and Denver in September. September 6-7 in Toronto, September 12th-14th in Chicago and September 19th-21st in Denver to be exact. The lineup will be announced soon!
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The Hang-Lows (Dominic Bartolomucci)

Interviews | April 16, 2014

While the city of Pittsburgh isn’t the first local ska scene that comes to most minds, it has been home to some of the genres greatest bands. The Hang-Lows are one of those bands. They have been making a name for themselves over the past number of years within the Steel City, putting out 2 albums and providing some of the most entertaining shows this side of the Monongahela. We had a chance to ask them a few questions about how they started, pushing the boundaries of music, and what it is like to be a ska band in 2014.

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Andrew Jackson Jihad

Andrew Jackson Jihad announce US headlining tour

Music News | April 16, 2014

Andrew Jackson Jihad will tour this Summer to support their Summer-y album Christmas Island, which will be out May 6th via Side One Dummy. Cheap Girls, Hard Girls and Dogbreth will be joining the band on the tour. Tickets go on sale this Friday April 18. You can pre-order the new album here.
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Mustard Plug

Mustard Plug playing Brooklyn on May 17th

Music News | April 16, 2014

I thought I posted this but I guess I didn’t. Mustard Plug isn’t playing Apple Stomp 2 sadly BUT you can see them play a lot longer when they play a few headline dates in May. Mustard Plug recently released their new album Can’t Contain It so expect to hear some new tunes! They are playing The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on May 17th with Deal’s Gone Bad, The Fad and Butcher Knives.
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Maxi Priest releasing new album Easy To Love on June 10th

Music News | April 16, 2014

The most successful solo act in British reggae history Maxi Priest returns with his brand new studio album Easy To Love on VP Records available June 10th. His music video for his single can be seen here.
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The Fest 13

Hot Water Music and more added to The Fest 13

Music News | April 16, 2014

The Fest 13 have announced the next round of confirmed bands which includes Hot Water Music, who will be celebrating their 20th year as a band with a hometown show at Gainesville.
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X-Men: Days of Future Past Official Trailer 3

Video: X-Men: Days of Future Past official trailer 3

Media | April 16, 2014

MTV posted a scene from X-Men: Days of Future Past Sunday night and now the last trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past was released to the public last night/this morning. I’m officially stoked for it now! You get more of the basic plot, better views of The Sentinels and more mutants! May 23rd can’t come soon enough!
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Apple Stomp 2

The Apple Stomp 2 announces even more bands!

Music News | April 15, 2014

Earlier today I posted an article with the confirmed bands of Apple Stomp 2, now the NYC ska fest has announced more bands via a video! The biggest name in the mix is Five Iron Frenzy. Tickets go on sale this friday April 18th.
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