According to a blog post on Red Scare myspace page, Brendan Kelly of Lawrence Arms will be coming out with a split cd with Joe McMahon of Smoke or Fire. The split cd which is titled, Wasted Potential, will feature 7 songs and is set to be out March 16th.
After contemplating of hoping on to Bart and heading to San Francisco to catch the Economy Sucks Tour, I decided that very morning that I’ll make a spontaneous trip on my own to catch Anti-Flag and Broadway Calls. Once out on the Bart I turned on my ipod to listen to Anti-Flag, only to be disappointed and sadly finding out that I didn’t have any of their songs on my mp3 player. However, I did have the Bouncing Souls album which they covered 3 songs of Anti-Flag songs. Finally arriving in beautiful, rainy San Francisco, I hoped on the bus headed towards Slim’s arriving about 2 hours before the show started. Standing with my red umbrella and trying to keep warm I witness a tour bus parking right in front of me. Turns out, Anti-Flag we’re running a few hours late and had just arrived in San Francisco. Right at 5:30 pm my friend from Berkeley arrived and we called Neltie, Anti-Flag’s tour manager, to let us in. Once settling onto a bench inside Slim’s, Anti-Flag and their crew started to set up their equipment and performed sound check. That was my first time seeing Anti-Flag live, and in a room of only a handful of people, it was great. They sound check to 3 songs and were off stage. As 7pm hit the clock, the rest of the folks outside Slim’s were let in and greeted with the opening act band Oregon called Broadway Calls. Broadway Calls have an amazing energy live and are a bit more on the poppy-punk sound. There were a few folks in the crowd who sang and fist pumped along,while the rest stood waiting for Aiden or Anti-Flag. While watching Broadway Calls perform, a overheard a young girl tell her friend “They are so generic sounding.” Although they may be, they got the crowd clapping and me tapping along to their songs. Later through out the show, I figured out the young girl was there for this band from Canada called Cancer Bats. Let me just say that Cancer Bats or Aiden aren’t my cup of tea and noticed that all the folks, mostly older, that were there for Anti-Flag stood in the back of the venue or near the bar. There at Slim’s I wondered if I was too old for the kind of music Cancer Bats and Aiden played, I’m only twenty. It was almost 1opm and Aiden were just a few songs into their set when I decided to leave and head back to San Jose. Although I missed Anti-Flag, I was still able to hear them perform 3 songs during their sound check without a huge crowd.
Mike Park and the great folks over at Asian Man Records are offering a Haiti Relief package for $30. The package will include 5 cd’s from artists Andrew Jackson Jihad, Lemuria, Bomb the Music Industry!, Kepi Ghoulie and O Pioneers. Included with the discs will also be a Plea For Peace t-shirt. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Partners in Health, an organization that provides medical care in poor communities.
These Arms Are Snakes, a post-hardcore band from Seattle, have called it quits.
Excerpt from their myspace TAAS RIP note:
“It’s with a heavy heart we tell you that These Arms Are Snakes is no more. It’s been a great run and we’d like to send out a very hearty “Thank You” to everyone that we’ve worked with or anyone that we’ve toured with…
This band could not have been possible without all of you. We sincerely thank you.
The Big Damn, a 3-piece band lead by Reverend Peyton, are currently on tour and are gearing up to tour the West coast. The country-blues band will also be playing some new jams on tour.
January 10, 2010 Aspen, Co Belly Up
January 12, 2010 Salt Lake City, UT The State Room
January 12, 2010 Boise, ID Neurolux
January 15, 2010 Seattle, Wa El Coraxon
January 16, 2010 Portland, OR Dante’s
January 17, 2010 Eugene, OR W.O.W Hall
January 19, 2010 Ashland, OR Stillwater
January 20, 2010 Mckinleyville, Ca Six Rivers Brewing, Co
January 21, 2010 San Francisco, Ca Bottom of the Hill
January 22, 2010 San Jose, Ca The Blank Club
January 23, 2010 Fresno, Ca Audie’s Olympic Tavern
January 27, 2010 Los Angeles, Ca The Echo
January 28, 2010 Phoenix, Az Rhythm Room
Hello Shitty People, a band playing the southern gritty pop-punk before it got to be such a big thing, are going on tour. They have gotten together to tour the east coast and are also recording new songs. Listen to a song on 1-2-3-4 G0! Records myspace page. You can also order their LP off of No Idea Records.
8th- Milwaukee – ground zero house
9th – Chicago – relax bar
10th – Bloomington, in – house gone wylie
11th – Athens, oh – smiling skull saloon
12th – Columbus, oh – monster house
13th – Pittsburgh – kopec’s corner
14th – New York City, Brooklyn – tompkins house
15th – New Brunswick – bosnia house
16th – Baltimore – Barkely house
17th – off
18th – Asheville, nc – static age records
19th – recording
20th – Chattanooga – sluggo’s north
21st – Athens – the hanger
22nd- Gainesville – 1982
The new Alkaline Trio album will be in stores February 23rd, however they are offering their single “This Addiction” for free to listen through twitter or facebook: This Addiction
If I had Hi-Fi, Nada Surf first album of cover songs will include songs from a wide-range of artist such as Kate Bush, Dwight Twilley, and Spanish band Mercromina. Nada Surf Spring tour will begin March 25 with three “Album Shows” in NYC. On consecutive nights, Nada Surf will perform their three most recent albums: Let Go, The Weight Is A Gift, and Lucky in full, along with songs from if i had a hi-fi, fan favorites and b-sides. The band will then continue on to cover both the East and West coasts.