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CBGB Festival: Original CBGB Interior To Be Reconstructed For Toffler And McKagan Keynote Speeches

CBGB Festival: Original CBGB Interior To Be Reconstructed For Toffler And McKagan Keynote Speeches

posted October 8, 2013

On October 10, 2013 the original CBGB walls, the original sound system and more from the historic venue will be reunited with two longtime friends of CBGB; Van Toffler (MTV God) and Duff McKagan (Rock God) at the Landmark Sunshine Theater on Houston St. in lower Manhattan for the CBGB Music & Film Festival 2013’s Keynote Addresses.

CBGB owner Hilly Kristal and club talent booker Louise Staley carefully dismantled the interior of the famed CBGB & OMFUG in 2006 after being evicted by their landlord.  The original CBGB stage walls and the original CBGB sound system haven’t been seen in public since then. “Hilly wanted them to live on.  He saved them for exactly this type of occasion,” said Staley.

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Ólöf Arnalds To Perform With Jherek Bischoff, Sondre Lerche, Releases "The Matador" EP

Ólöf Arnalds To Perform With Jherek Bischoff, Sondre Lerche, Releases "The Matador" EP

posted October 7, 2013

Icelandic singer and multi-instrumentalist Ólöf Arnalds will join pop polymath, Jherek Bischoff, as a guest vocalist for the Liquid Music event at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, on October 18th. Arnalds will perform with Sondre Lerche, Poliça’s lead singer Channy Leaneagh, Deerhoof drummer Greg Saunier, and SPCO musicians. Co-presented with the Walker Art Center, in collaboration with American Swedish Institute and Minnesota Public Radio.

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Bastard Noise And Brutal Truth Announce Split Release

Bastard Noise And Brutal Truth Announce Split Release

posted October 7, 2013

Legendary grindcore godfathers Brutal Truth and seminal, abrasive-noise terrorists Bastard Noise have teamed up for a split record of harsh power-electronic noise insanity.  Combining over four decades of grinding noise dominance, The Axiom of Post Inhumanity is a long overdue pairing of extreme music veterans that is sure to push the limits of even the most masochistic listeners.

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Moistboyz Return With New Album, US Tour Dates

Moistboyz Return With New Album, US Tour Dates

posted October 7, 2013

Pennsylvanian punk outfit Moistboyz will be celebrating the unleashing their of fifth release, Moistboyz V after a seven year wait. Past touring versions of Moistboyz have included members of Ween and the Sound of Urchin and the current live line-up will consist of Guy Heller and Mickey Melchiondo joined by Mondo Generator bassist Nick Olivieri and drummer Michael "Hoss" Wright, along with guitarist Stephen Haas, who mixed the new album. The new album was recorded late last year in New Hope, PA with additional recording done early 2013 in Lago Vista,TX produced and engineered by Mickey Melchiondo. Moistboyz V is being released on Neverman Records distributed by MVD Audio Tuesday, November 5.

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Deathfix Announce Fall European Dates

Deathfix Announce Fall European Dates

posted October 7, 2013

In November, Deathfix will head out on their first trip to Europe, including dates in France, Spain, the Netherlands, and the UK. The band — Brendan Canty (Fugazi), Rich Morell (Blowoff), and Mark Cisneros (Medications) — released its self-titled debut album in February through Dischord. Since then, they've toured throughout the US and performed at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts festival. Following the release of the record, drummer Devin Ocampo left the group and has now been replaced by friend and D.C. music mainstay, Jerry Busher (French Toast, Fugazi).

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Spindrift Announce US Tour Dates

Spindrift Announce US Tour Dates

posted October 7, 2013

Los Angeles psychedelic rock band Spindrift will release its new album Spindrift: Ghost of the West on October 22 via Tee Pee.  The penultimate documentation of Spindrift's fascination with the surreal qualities and legendary mythos of the Wild West, the album is described as a "sonic western exploration into the Great Unknown" and "an homage to "everything Western."  The record was inspired by the group's 2012 "Ghost Town Tour," a five week, self-guided tour through more than 20 of America's western ghost towns.  During the trip, many landmarks, tourist attractions (Deadwood, South Dakota), western museums and monuments (such as Cathedral Gorge State Park and Arizona's Sonoran National Desert) were reached and at every stop along the way, Spindrift made field recordings and performed live, putting their "spin" on classic, Golden Era cowboy songs of the old West.  Now, Spindrift announces U.S. tour dates in support of the new LP.  The 18 city trek will kick off on October 23 in Los Angeles and run through mid-November, hitting Brooklyn, Austin, New Orleans, Atlanta, Washington, DC and more along the way.

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CBGB Festival Announces Free Concert In Times Square

CBGB Festival Announces Free Concert In Times Square

posted September 30, 2013

On Saturday, October 12th, the 2nd Annual CBGB Music & Film Festival will return to Times Square (NYC) for a historic free concert festival featuring live performances from a great line-up of top bands and DJs. Live music & DJs will perform from multiple outdoor stages on Broadway while interactive installations like a music equipment expo, a skateboard half-pipe, rock climbing, a record fair, a silent disco and dozens of other attractions will fill Times Square to entertain people of all ages.

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Atari Teenage Riot Release Video Snippet From New Album

Atari Teenage Riot Release Video Snippet From New Album

posted September 30, 2013

Atari Teenage Riot have finished recording their new album and are currently mastering it using the latest motion picture technology in Los Angeles to make it as loud and powerful as any major Hollywood blockbuster soundtrack. In order to get everyone prepared for the new album the band have announced a quick fire tour of Europe to showcase the forthcoming new material and have released an exclusive snippet of a new album track to whet every one's appetite.

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Pirates Press Announce 9th Anniversary Celebration

Pirates Press Announce 9th Anniversary Celebration

posted September 23, 2013

Pirates Press Records are celebrating their ninth anniversary. Three nights of shows are lined up for the beginning of November at the Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco. Bands set to perform include Street Dogs, Harrington Saints, Custom Fit, Sydney Ducks and FM359.

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Tim Kasher Premieres "Where's Your Heart Lie" And Announces Fall Dates

Tim Kasher Premieres "Where's Your Heart Lie" And Announces Fall Dates

posted September 23, 2013

Tim Kasher premiered a second song, "Where's Your Heart Lie," off his album Adult Film on SPIN.com. The uneasy, undulating track can be streamed and downloaded gratis. Adult Film, the sophomore solo album from the Cursive and The Good Life frontman, will be released on October 8th, 2013 via Saddle Creek and is available for pre-order in multiple formats in the label's webstore. Late last month, RollingStone.com premiered additional album track "Truly Freaking Out," which is also available as a 7-inch and standalone digital single in the Saddle Creek store.

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