Let’s hear it for Chixdiggit! Celebrating 25 years as a band, Canadian pop-punk legends Chixdiggit! are showing no signs of slowing down. Their new album, entitled 2012, is an epic album with an equally epic cover (and a not-so-subtle homage to a trio of fellow Canadians). 2012 is no ordinary Chixdiggit! album; in fact, it’s comprised of the longest punk song ever recorded, clocking in at just under 25 minutes. Highlighting a full year of the band on tour, it’s as if you, the listener, are Chixdiggit’s roadie. You are right there with them, around the world and back again, except without all the heavy lifting. With some of the catchiest songs in punk rock, played by one of the funniest bands to come out of the scene, these friendly Canadians sure know how to entertain. We dare you to listen to one of their records without a smile on your face. With the release of 2012, Chixdiggit! continue to triumph and add to their essential catalog of pop- punk gems. Don’t miss your chance to celebrate 25 years of Chixdiggit!, as they bring the party across Canada this Fall.
Tour dates :
July 23 – Bengough, SK at The Gateway Music Festival
September 9 – Edmonton, AB at Brixx
September 22 – Ottawa, ON at House Of Targ
September 21 – Montreal, QC, at Petit Campus
September 23 -Toronto, ON at The Bovine Sex Club
September 24 – Toronto. ON at The Bovine Sex Club
September 25 – London, ON at Call The Office
October 14 – Victoria BC at Sugar
October 15 – Vancouver, BC at The Cobalt
November 10 – Regina, SK at The Exchange
November 11 – Winnipeg, MB at The Windsor Hotel
November 12 – Saskatoon, SK at Amigo’s
Feeling antsy for the holiday weekend to arrive? Not to worry, we have something to tide you over. Today, we are premiering the brand new Useless ID album, State is Burning, in two locations. If you are in North America, head to Fortheloveofpunk. If in Germany, Visions has you covered. State Is Burning is out this Friday, so go listen to this barn burner now! Then, get back here to pre-order your copy. Useless ID will be touring hard this year. To kick things off, they’ll join Lagwagon on a massive European tour next month. The rest of the world, stay tuned, as we’ll be rolling out loads of dates in the coming weeks! So, what are you waiting for? Go do this!
Direct Hit’s debut FAT album is officially out today! Listen to Wasted Mind on Uproxx, Bandcamp, Spotify, or Youtube (above). Read a review or two. Then catch them live this weekend as they’ll be performing a trio of record release shows before kicking off a tour next month. Lastly, if you enjoy listening to music like this, then you’re going to need the Deluxe Head Shop Package, limited to 300 and including a colored vinyl pressing unique to this set! Watch the unboxing video (below) to see what this is all about.
Bonjour Québec! Hide your biere, because we’re coming to Amnesia Rockfest this weekend. NOFX is playing the entire Punk In Drublic album, Lagwagon is playing Hoss front to back, and Cokie The Clown is making his second ever public performance… possibly handing out shots! Plus, there’s a slew of past and present Fat Wreck Chords bands playing this year. If that’s not enough, we’ll be hanging out in our booth slinging some new threads and our new Rockfest comp: Fat Music For Wrecked People – Wreckfest 2016! Check them out and we’ll see you out there.
The Dirty Nil – 11:55
Against Me! – 14:15
NOFX – 17:15
Lagwagon – 22:20
The Sainte Catherines – 19:30
Strung Out – 20:35
WIZO – 21:10
Rise Against – 00:00
Leftöver Crack – 00:35
Cokie The Clown – 01:20
Wasted Mind, Direct Hit’s third album and first for FAT, is coming out this Friday! We know you can’t wait to hear it, and we can’t wait for you to hear it. So, go listen to the album premiere on Uproxx today! After you’ve allowed these razor sharp, pop-punk anthems to sink in, you’ll want to read the accompanying interview, which delves into songwriter Nick Woods’ brain. Tomorrow, the Milwaukee-based band will perform live on WMSE at 6PM CST and you can tune in here. Tickets are slipping away for their upcoming summer run; get yours while they last.
Direct Hit play Chicago tonight!
CJ Ramone begins 5 nights in Key West, FL tonight! Don’t miss these shows Florida!
face to face are heading to Mexico for a few days in July!
Direct Hit’s Wasted Mind reviewed on Fuck Yeah Pop Punk!
Los Angeles! If you can breathe your brown air well enough tomorrow, get over and see Dead To Me!
San Diego Punk (yeah, you know the guy) got Mean Jeans drunk and interviewed them.
Hey American West! Bad Cop/Bad Cop is ready to rock for you over the next week!
Leftover Crack is ready to rock Canada this week!