Woot! There’s a new Me First and the Gimme Gimmes album on the way. The record will feature punk rock versions of songs by divas of the Christina Aguilera/Mariah Carey/Barbara Streisand/Lady Gaga variety. Even so, it’s gonna be AMAZING! This tour better come out to Australia, because if it DOESN’T… *shakes fist*
Unwritten Law have been added to the already epic Hits & Pits festival – joining the likes of Face to Face, The Casualties and Masked Intruder!
Dead Ending has an EP on the way. The hardcore supergroup (featuring members of Alkaline Trio, Articles of Faith, The Bomb and Rise Against) have been around for a while now, having released two albums via Alternative Tentacles.
Yikes! For a band with a following as obsessive as AFI’s once was, it’s painful to see the group’s decline in popularity. Their Australian tour in support of Decemberunderground saw them pack out Melbourne’s Festival Hall. The Crash Love tour saw them booked to play Festival Hall again but this time they only managed to sell 1,500 tickets to the 6,500 capacity venue before Faith No More were added as headliners at the last minute. This time around, in support of Burials, the band will be playing The Prince of Wales, a pub in St Kilda. Obviously the band’s constant switching of styles and genres has taken a toll on their original punk fan base. Still, it’s a chance for the diehards to really get up close and personal with the band. Wednesday, February 26. Prince of Wales Hotel. I’ll bet their soundalikes, Energy, are still big fans!
The annual Punk Rock Bowling Festival in Las Vegas is going to be an absolute CORKER this year. The Descendents, Face to Face, NOFX, Cock Sparrer, The Dwarves, Against Me!, SNFU, The Adicts, Leftover Crack, Anti-Nowhere League and Good Riddance are amongst the announced acts so far. Winning! May 23-26 in downtown Las Vegas. Be there! Well, in spirit at least!
The Used have a new album on the way, if you’re into that sort of thing. Imaginary Enemy drops on April Fools’ Day, believe it or not, and features the first single, ‘Cry’. You couldn’t make this shit up.
Melbourne combo Kill TV will be launching their debut single, ‘Never Gonna Change’, at Yah Yah’s on Smith Street on Friday, February 21. Too cool! Get on down there if you can!
Until next time, kids, stay cool. Literally. It is HOT out there!
Written by Chris Cruz