Guided By Voices has come to an end. With 4 years of great shows and six killer albums, it was a hell of a comeback run. The remaining shows in the next two months are unfortunately canceled. Our sincere apologies to those that have purchased tickets and made travel plans. Thanks to everyone who has supported GBV."
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Caves will be heading out on tour with Andrew Jackson Jihad beginning next month. They will also be playing Pre-Fest in Little Ybor and The Fest 13.
GWAR's founding member, Dave Brockie, who acted as the group's ringleader Oderus Ungus, passed earlier this year.
Meet Vulvatron, a spiky purple Amazon whose massive (prosthetic) breasts occasionally shoot geysers of blood out onto her hapless audience. Vulvatron is not dancing, or breathing fire, or keeping the slaves in line (though one assumes she'll be adept at all three). For the first time since the departure of dancer and backing singer Slymenstra Hymen (Danielle Stampe) in 2000, GWAR has a female member, and she's the frontwoman.
You can listen to the song here courtesy of New Noise Magazine.
Shallow Cuts will be at the Fest 13 later this year.
I served as a Street Medic, taking shifts both in the medical tent in Dewey Square and at some of the protests that took place around the city, and things that I saw there profoundly changed my life. There have no doubt been protests of one sort or another since the beginning of language itself, but I've never heard of one that was supported by such vastly different demographics of the population. Black, White, Latino, Asian. From students to veterans, from the homeless to business owners. Union ironworkers camped out in tents next to transgender crust punks. Grandmothers from Brookline marching arm in arm with teenage rappers from Dorchester. All brought together by the same thing, all willing to listen to and engage with each other, all fighting for a common goal. I've been an American since the day I was born, but I was never proud to be an American until the things I saw and heard as part of Occupy Boston.
You can read Cauztik's entire explanation below. Pre-orders for Ghost Town Rockers are available here. You can find "New Prisons" on Stray Bullets' Punknews.org Profile
You can listen to two other songs from the album, "Peace and Rain" and "The Takeover," here and here respectively.
Pour is due out September 23, 2014 via No Idea Records.
You can listen to "Holidays and Birfdays" here courtesy of The Bluegrass Situation.
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