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  • The Black Lips and Iceage announce North American co-headlining tour

    The Black Lips and Iceage announce North American co-headlining tour

    The Black Lips and Iceage are heading out on tour across North America together this fall, with a run of 20 new shows announced on Tuesday afternoon. The month-long tour is scheduled to begin with just The Black Lips on Halloween (Oct. 31) in St. Louis and continues throughout the bulk of November...
  • Veteran rock producer/engineer Steve Albini wins 2018 World Series of Poker

    Veteran rock producer/engineer Steve Albini wins 2018 World Series of Poker

    It is safe to say that the majority of music fans out in the world probably have never heard the name Steve Albini. They’ve certainly heard his work though, as the Chicago-based recording engineer, producer and owner of Electrical Audio Studios has helped track some pretty popular artists within...
  • Tex-Mex punks Pinata Protest awed The Slidebar

    Tex-Mex punks Pinata Protest awed The Slidebar

    One of the best things a band can do is to play a kind of music that is unique. Pinata Protest has done that with its high-energy Tex-Mex punk that was on display at The Slidebar in Fullerton on May 7. Despite it being a Monday night, the crowd was pretty big and ready to hear this band. Pinata...
  • Never Not Dead is available on April 27

    Peel joins melodic punk and old-time rock on 'Never Not Dead'

    It's not uncommon for people to ask where they can find good rock records. While you may not hear a lot of new rock on the radio, there is still some good rock to be found. Never Not Dead by Peel is a good example of how you can find good rock if you seek it. This band is interesting because you can...
  • Ex Hex announce first shows of 2018 with short east coast fall tour

    Ex Hex announce first shows of 2018 with short east coast fall tour

    Garage rock trio Ex Hex have announced their first batch of concerts for 2018 with a short run of U.S. shows along the east coast set for early September. The band from from Washington, DC will play at Baltimore’s Ottobar on Sept. 6, followed by shows in Boston and Asbury Park, NJ before the run...
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    5 reasons you must experience Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival

    The KLOS Sabroso Fest keeps proving to be a Southern California favorite. Punk rock, taco and beer enthusiasts descended upon Doheny State Beach in Dana Point on April 7, ready for a taste of some pre-summer fun. Saturday’s sold-out show was the kick off to an April/May tour for the now traveling...
  • 5 reasons to see Dropkick Murphys live

    5 reasons to see Dropkick Murphys live

    Dropkick Murphys are in the midst of a month-long tour of the U.S. Northeast, culminating with the band's traditional run of shows in Boston on St. Patrick's Day Week. AXS caught the legendary rockers' sold-out show on March 14 at the historic State Theatre in Portland, Maine. Here are five reasons...
  • Interview: Long Beach Dub Allstars talk 20 years of history, exciting collaborations and their first new music in over a decade

    Interview: Long Beach Dub Allstars talk 20 years of history, exciting collaborations and their first new music in over a decade

    “Let me tell you, it’s harmonious, and when it’s going, it moves very quickly. It seems like lately ‘cause we haven’t been in the movement of the machine like there’s some kind of discourse. But that’s just because everyone has other projects going on,” says Long Beach Dub Allstars’ vocalist Opie...
  • Punk legends Descendents announce 2018 tour

    Punk legends Descendents announce 2018 tour

    Last year, beloved punk band Descendents toured the country in support of their seventh studio album Hypercaffium Spazzinate. Unfortunately, some ares were left out of their yearlong touring schedule. On Tuesday, the group announced plans to make up for it with another string of shows throughout...
  • Billie Joe Armstrong holding garage sale with Green Day equipment

    Billie Joe Armstrong holding garage sale with Green Day equipment

    Green Day have teamed up with the online music retailer Reverb for a digital garage sale full of “personal guitars, amps and pro-audio gear” from the collection of the band’s famous lead singer and principal songwriter Billie Joe Armstrong. Launched on Wednesday via the popular music website, the...
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    Punk Rock and Paintbrushes brings out members of NOFX, The Offspring, AFI and more

    Punk rock royalty came bearing more than their usual instruments on Dec. 15, when the worlds of music and art collided for Romantic Rock's Punk Rock & Paintbrushes Holiday Art Show. The spacious setting in Downtown, Los Angeles, housed dozens of original pieces created by a variety of artists...
  • Reverend Horton Heat add two dates at Denver's Bluebird Theater

    Reverend Horton Heat add two dates at Denver's Bluebird Theater

    The Reverend Horton Heat’s current tour has gone so well, the psychobilly legends have extended it into 2018. Following the conclusion of their current Holiday Hayride Tour, the group will play a pair of concerts on Feb. 3 and 4 at Denver, Colo.’s esteemed Bluebird Theater. The group won’t be coming...
  • Watch: The Regrettes put a garage rock spin on ‘All I Want For Christmas’

    Watch: The Regrettes put a garage rock spin on ‘All I Want For Christmas’

    Thanksgiving is officially in the rearview mirror, with all roads now leading to the cultural onslaught that is the holiday season. Music fans should prepare themselves for plenty of new versions of old holiday favorites when it comes to a soundtrack to this year’s winter festivities. With Black...
  • Warped Tour to wrap after 2018 run

    Warped Tour to wrap after 2018 run

    The end of a musical era is near. The Vans Warped Tour will officially call it quits on its cross-country trek after 2018, wrapping a 24-year run in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The news comes from a recent Billboard interview with founder Kevin Lyman, who cites the growth in number of summer music...
  • Watch Wednesday 13's campy new video 'Cadaverous'

    Watch Wednesday 13's campy new video 'Cadaverous'

    Wednesday 13’s new music video for “Cadaverous” pays homage to the campy, schlocky nature of horror b-movies. The entire thing is presented in grainy black and white featuring 13 performing the track with some spooky guests. Footage from classic horror movies, like Dracula, are featured throughout...
  • The Front Bottoms release ‘Going Grey’; unveil ‘Peace Sign’ video

    The Front Bottoms release ‘Going Grey’; unveil ‘Peace Sign’ video

    Friday the 13th is supposedly an unpromising date, steeped in superstition and assumed by some to bring bad luck; however, if you're the popular folk-punk band The Front Bottoms, you might be more inclined to make Friday the 13th your lucky day.  On a day that continues to inspire unease and fears...
  • The Get Up Kids will ring in the New Year at Philly's Trocadero Theatre

    The Get Up Kids will ring in the New Year at Philly's Trocadero Theatre

    2017 will receive a punk rock sendoff courtesy of The Get Up Kids. Matt Pryor and Co. are set to perform at the Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia on Dec. 31 as their 20th anniversary tour rolls on. The group will tap fellow rock acts Into It. Over It. and Rozwell Kid for support. Tickets for the...
  • Marmozets reveal January drop date for new album ‘Knowing What You Know Now’; release video for ‘Habits’

    Marmozets reveal January drop date for new album ‘Knowing What You Know Now’; release video for ‘Habits’

    The British rock band, Marmozets, have revealed Jan. 26 to be the official arrival date for their Roadrunner Records’ sophomore album, Knowing What You Know Now, produced by Gil Norton (Foo Fighters, Pixies). The Yorkshire alt-rock group gives new meaning to the brand, 'family band.'  The members...
  • The Offspring confirm new album coming in 2018

    The Offspring confirm new album coming in 2018

    After headlining Rock in Rio in Brazil last month, The Offspring served up a telling interview with the popular international festival. Not only is the band working on new music, but a brand new album is in the works for 2018. Frontman Dexter Holland and guitarist Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman touched...
  • LA punk rock band X carve out 40th anniversary 'X-mas' tour dates

    LA punk rock band X carve out 40th anniversary 'X-mas' tour dates

    Punk rock founding fathers X are celebrating a milestone by decking the halls this year. The seminal punk band, which formed in Los Angeles in 1977, have announced a 40th anniversary holiday tour that they've fittingly named X-mas. The West Coast run of shows will take place between November and...
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