Our friends Converge are heading out on tour next week with Dropdead, Trap Them and Burning Love. Mark your calendars:
05/20 Baltimore, MD @ Otto Bar
05/21 Philly, PA @ Broad Street Ministry
05/22 Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East
05/23 Burlington, VT @ The Annex
05/24 Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizons
05/25 New York City @ Santo’s Party House
05/26 TBA @ TBA
05/27 Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant St.
05/28 Toledo, OH @ Frankies
05/29 Braddock, PA @ Unsmoke Systems
05/30 Chicago, IL @ Reggies
05/31 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
06/02 Austin, TX @ Chaos in Tejas
06/03 Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music Hall
06/04 Nashville, TN @ Muse
06/05 Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery
Not so long ago, Set Your Goals concluded an extensive tour with Parkway Drive. Matt, the drummer of SYG, complied a very rad and highly entertaining tour recap video just for us- and you, of course! Check it out:
And if you want to see some of our other exclusive videos, take a peek at our newly redesigned video page!
Influential punk rockers Bad Religion have released a moving video for the new single, “Wrong Way Kids” from the group’s critically heralded album, The Dissent of Man. The song is a tribute to the band and their fan’s shared histories as rebellious yet durable outsiders.
The footage begins in present day with lead singer Greg Graffin offering a knowing message of hope for Bad Religion’s many fans:
Even though they’re misfits, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.
A subsequent shot reveals a defiantly unconventional Graffin on stage with the band back in 1984 counting down the song intro. Check out the nonstop montage of found footage showing the band’s remarkable rise from teen rebels to international punk luminaries:
Don’t forget to also check out Bad Religion on tour now with Rise Against:
Apr. 25 - House of Blues - Myrtle Beach, SC
Apr. 26 - 9:30 Club - Washington, D.C.
Apr. 27 - Rams Head Live - Baltimore, MD
Apr. 29 - House of Blues - Boston, MA
May 02 - Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA
May 03 - Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA
May 05 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY
May 06 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY
May 07 - Nautica Pavilion - Cleveland, OH
May 08 - Assembly Hall - Champaign, IL
May 10 - Pops - Sauget, IL
May 11 - Midland Theatre - Kansas City, MO
May 13 - Aragon Ballroom - Chicago, IL
May 14 - Aragon Ballroom - Chicago, IL
After a red carpet premiere last night, we can finally see the the movie accompanying “Machine Gun Blues” in it’s entirety! The video depicts lead man Mike Ness as a gangster in 1934 Los Angeles on the run from authorities. Major props to the band and Epitaph for this epic short. Enjoy:
Maybe this doesn’t apply for everyone, but some of you guys have to be going to the Groezrock Festival in Belgium, right? Well, if you are, you can win an exclusive “Punk Rock Dinner” with Millencolin thanks to Epitaph!
All you need to do to win is follow these two simple steps:
Two lucky people will be chosen as winners and the announcement will follow via Twitter.
Head over there now and enter the contest!
Please note that all participants need to have a valid 2-day ticket for Groezrock 2011 (22nd of April - 23d of April) to enter the contest.
We are very excited to be a part of the Parkway Drive and Set Your Goals upcoming tour and we are bringing you the chance to check it out…for free! We have a pair of tickets for each date up for grabs. All you do is leave a comment on this post for your chance to win. The contest closes this Friday, Feb 11th, at midnight PST…so get going!
HOW TO ENTER:
-At the comment box below, log-in via Facebook or Twitter from the drop down menu first (so we can contact you if you win).
-Include the concert date and city in which you want to win tickets for in your comment.
-Be sure to let us know your favorite kind of Vans in your comment, too!
-That’s it! Winners will be chosen at random.
Parkway Drive + Set Your Goals Tour Dates:
Feb 15 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
Feb 16 – Salt Lake City, UT – Club Sound
Feb 17 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
Feb 18 – Kansas City, MO – Beaumont Club
Feb 19 – St. Louis, MO – Pops
Feb 20 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
Feb 21 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Feb 22 – Pontiac, MI – Clutch Cargos
Feb 23 – London, ON – London Music Hall
Feb 24 – Toronto, ON – The Opera House
Feb 25 – Montreal, QC – The Olympia
Feb 26 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Feb 27 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
Feb 28 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Mar 1 – Baltimore, MD – Sonar
Mar 2 – Richmond, VA – Hat Factory
Mar 3 – Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall
Mar 4 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Mar 6 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
Mar 7 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Mar 8 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Mar 9 – San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
Mar 11 – Phoenix, AZ – The Nile
Mar 12 – Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues
Our friends at Epitaph have just expanded their family by adding Alesana to their arsenal of bands. Congrats to both! Guitarist Shawn Milke says:
We are very proud to officially announce that we have signed with Epitaph Records. This is a giant step for our career and we could not be any happier than to land with a powerhouse like Epitaph who, like us, and determined to bring Alesana to the next level. We are currently on the road as direct support to Escape The Fate after which we are headed back into the studio with our friend and producer Kris Crummett to record our fourth full length and first release on Epitaph. We hope you are as excited for 2011 as we are!
Epitaph founder and original Bad Religion member Brett Gurewitz adds:
They’ve got an amazing discography, have helped countless Epitaph bands by taking them on the road and with their latest release being their strongest are a band at the top of their game. I’m stoked to welcome Alesana to the Epitaph family.
The official announcement was made on January 25th, the kick-off day of an extensive tour for the band. Be sure to check them out this spring on the road:
Jan 25 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
Jan 26 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
Jan 28 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
Jan 29 - Orlando, FL - Club at Firestone
Jan 30 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
Feb 1 - Charlotte, NC - Amos’ Southend
Feb 2 - Norfolk, VA - The NorVa
Feb 3 - Baltimore, MD - Ram’s Head Live
Feb 4 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
Feb 5 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Feb 8 - Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
Feb 9 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
Feb 11 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theater
Feb 12 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Feb 13 - Montreal, QC - Club Soda
Feb 14 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre
Feb 16 - Buffalo, NY - The Town Ballroom
Feb 17 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
Feb 18 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Orbit Room
Feb 19 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
Feb 20 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
Feb 21 - Sauget, IL - Pop’s
Feb 23 - Minneapolis, MN - The Cabooze
Feb 25 - Denver, CO - The Summit Music Hall
Feb 26 - Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
Feb 27 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory Concert House
Mar 1 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory Concert House
Mar 2 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
Mar 3 - Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market
Mar 5 - San Francisco, CA - Grand Regency Ballroom
Mar 6 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades
Mar 8 - Reno, NV - Knitting Factory
Mar 9 - Fresno, CA - The Crest Theater
Mar 11 - Anaheim, CA - The Grove of Anaheim
Mar 12 - San Diego, CA - Soma
Mar 13 - North Las Vegas, NV - Area 702
We’ve been hopped up since the news of Social Distortion’s newest album Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes and now we can listen to the master in it’s entirety before the January 18th release. Rejoice!
But that’s not all (it never is, is it?). There’s a deal in the works for us to get the album for as low as $7.99. The more streams the album receives, the lower the price goes. Each time you listen to an individual song, it counts as a stream. Pre-ordering the album also gets you the lowest price automatically. And! When you share the stream on your Facebook or Twitter accounts, you are entered to win an autographed guitar.
Basically, it’s a win, win and another possible win situation. Good tunes, lower prices and maybe even a guitar. Get to it!
The band will also be performing on Conan next week on January 18th- the day the album drops. Don’t forget to tune in.
Bring Me The Horizon and A Day To Remember have just announced a spring tour for 2010. Joining the tour will also be We Came As Romans and Pierce The Veil.
The nation-wide dates are listed here:
3/10 Philadelphia, PA @ The Electric Factory
3/11 Philadelphia, PA @ The Electric Factory
3/13 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
3/15 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
3/16 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
3/18 Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre
3/19 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
3/20 Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
3/22 Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theater
3/24 Chicago, IL @ Congress Theatre
3/25 Minneapolis, MN @ Epic
3/26 Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club
3/27 Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
3/29 Magna, UT @ Salt Air Theatre
3/30 Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
3/31 Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo
4/1 Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theater
4/2 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
4/3 San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
4/5 Fresno, CA @ Woodward Park
4/6 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
4/7 San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center
4/8 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
4/9 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
4/11 Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater
4/12 Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
4/13 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
4/15 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
4/18 St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing
Below you can also check out BMTH’s latest music video. It’s for “Anthem” from their latest album There Is A Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There Is A Heaven, Let’s Keep It A Secret:
So much is happening for the band on their 30th year anniversary. We’re talking full tours, a live album and now they are working on the next. Do these guys take a break!?
Epitaph Records founder, and Bad Religion member, Brett Gurewitz comments:
While we’re celebrating our 30th anniversary as a band this year it’s also a time when Greg and I have embarked on new creative pursuits which have informed our songwriting process. I’m a new parent again and Greg a new author having just completed his first book Anarchy Evolution. So the songs are a distillation of where we’ve been and who we are now…a natural evolution of creativity. Being a new parent has colored my whole world. As a result I’ve written songs that at least for me, are somewhat less angsty and more introspective and vulnerable. The experience has emboldened me to take some creative risks as a songwriter that I’ve not allowed myself to take before.
Greg also commented on working on the new album:
We wouldn’t embark on this new creative endeavor, Brett wouldn’t have embarked on parenthood, I wouldn’t have embarked on writing a book, if we hadn’t reached a place in our lives where we felt the confidence that we had something to offer and that’s what these songs represent. They represent a new found confidence that things are starting to make sense to us.
If you want the entire free live album, you can still get it for free by signing up for their mailing list…for free. Get it! Get it!!!
Big, massive news for the punk music industry: Social Distortion has been signed to Epitaph Records!
Mike Ness of Social D comments:
We feel that Epitaph has a natural understanding of Social Distortion; both the history of the band and the direction we want to go. Combine that with their successful track record and it felt like a good next step for us. We’ve always been open to new ideas and pushing the envelope, but we have also been very conscientious about the decisions we’ve made. We considered a lot of options, but in the end, Epitaph feels like the right home for us. We’re looking forward to taking this step forward, opening some new doors with this upcoming album and this next chapter of Social Distortion.
And if you didn’t know, Epitaph Records was founded and is still owned by Brett Gurewitz, an original member of Bad Religion. He seems very excited to be working with the band:
My relationship with Mike goes way back to the beginnings of our careers in the LA music scene. Through the years Social Distortion have been a matchless voice in American rock and roll and I couldn’t be more thrilled to play a part in the next chapter for this great band.
Personally, I can’t see Social D with a better label. Epitaph is a heavy player in the punk scene and now the band can be proud to say they’ll be labelmates with Bad Religion, Alkaline Trio, Rancid, Every Time I Die and New Found Glory.
The band is planning their first release with Epitaph this fall and already have a summer tour dates:
July 27 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
July 28 - Hampton Beach, NH - Casino Ballroom
July 30 - Providence, RI - Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
July 31 - Hartford, CT - The Webster
Aug 1 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Aug 3 - Wantagh, NY - Mulcahy’s
Aug 4 - Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
Aug 5 - Rochester, NY - Nola’s BBQ
Aug 7 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
Aug 8 - Green Bay, WI - Oneida Casino
Aug 10 - Council Bluffs, IA - Stir Cove @ Harrah’s
Aug 11 - Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater
Aug 13 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
Aug 14 - Medford, OR - Medford Armory