I'm Brittany Strummer and I'll be your guide through some of the juiciest, most popular and otherwise noteworthy stories from the last seven days. Remember, every Punknews story is built from tips from our wonderful, good-looking readers, so get to submitting. Here's what got the strange, slow and old community talking this week:
- We hosted a live Q&A; with Chris 2 of Anti-Flag.
- Sick of it All revealed the details for The Last Act of Defiance.
- Ian Watkins lost his appeal for a reduced jail term.
- The first teaser for the SLC Punk sequel was released.
- Billie Joe Amrstrong revealed he recorded a song with DJ Avicii.
- Andrew Seward started a new band called Strange Lords.
Click below to check out this past week's collection of new streaming music, features and interviews. You'll also find where you can find the Punknews staff to yell at on Twitter. Talk amongst yourselves and we'll see you Monday morning.
Today's reviews are:
Congelliere just released a solo record earlier this year called Bad Side, out, of course, on Recess Records.
Tickets are available here for the October 25 celebration in Chicago, IL.
Most of the bands that have been/are on Red Scare are the reason we started The Reaganomics and we are thrilled to get super drunk with them, compare beards, try on each others flannels and see who's wearing the dirtiest Chuck Taylors. Our plan for the show is to get sloppy drunk, play a few Nomix, cover some old Metallica songs, and hope the Cobra Skulls are gonna play. One might say we're "stoked".
The track is a classic slice of power-pop-punk. The band yearns for that "one special girl" the way only young men can. But, despite their lovesickness, the band keeps a fire in their coals with a jangly, but driving, backbeat. The Undertones would be proud.
The band's self-titled album is out August 5 via Deranged Records. Pre-orders are here.
Further, A "viking funeral" for the band's late frontman, Dave "Oderus Urungus" Brockie, will be held a day prior to the GWAR-B-Q at the same location. Jello Biafra will serve as the viking funeral's master of ceremonies. Reportedly, Oderus' body will be set ablaze on the "SS Boat," which, of course, is the craft that the proto-GWAR band Death Piggy would often ride onto the stage. Jello Biafra starred alongside GWAR in their Skullhedface film.
The Gwar-B-Q will be held at Hadad's Lake in Richmond, VA on August 16th and feature performances from Body Count, Hatebreed, Revocation and many more. Brockie was found dead by his roommate earlier this year.
Full details of the event can be found at the official Gwar-B-Q site.
The centerpiece of the original vinyl release was a recording of the concert at the Electric Ballroom that grew out of the band's performance art-based residency at the Jeannetta Cochrane Theatre the previous November.
Delivering a traditional rock gig -- or even fully realized songs, for that matter -- was not a priority at the Electric Ballroom, and Wire's set was composed of largely new (and often under-rehearsed) work, accompanied by a series of artistic actions and interventions. The reissue is out August 19, 2014.
According to the organization's Facebook:
This is not a post we ever thought we would ever have to make, but unfortunately we were robbed yesterday at the Vans Warped Tour in Virginia Beach. Anyone with information is asked to contact the authorities. For those who don't know, our profits go directly to cancer patients in need and so having our money stolen is a huge loss for our cause. Our donations from this summer were designated to help with our ongoing financial support of the Community Health Center in Chicago and we do not want to let this organization down. We really need your help in replacing the funds that were tragically stolen.
Direct donations can be made at this location.
Today's reviews are:
The record is out via Inconsapevole Records in digital format. Although the release is currently only in digital form, Leigh expects to release a physical version at the 40th anniversary Ramones Festival on August 14 in Livorno, Italy.