LAGWAGON stopped by Daytrotter for a session before their sold out San Francisco show. With former members Shawn Dewey and Jesse Buglione in tow, they recorded 4 LAGWAGON classics, which you can listen to right NOW! Check LAGWAGON’s tour dates below and read a new review of their reissues.
01/06/12 Ventura, CA at Ventura Theater w/ NOFX, Old Man Markley
01/10/12 San Diego, CA at House of Blues w/ NOFX, Old Man Markley, Pour Habit
01/13/12 Anaheim, CA at House of Blues w/ NOFX, Old Man Markley, Ellwood
01/14/12 West Hollywood, CA at House of Blues w/ NOFX, Old Man Markley, Ellwood
01/21/12 San Francisco, CA at The Fillmore w/ NOFX, Old Man Markley, Ellwood
02/25/12 Oakland, CA at Oakland Metro Operahouse w/ Cobra Skulls
02/26/12 San Luis Obispo, CA at SLO Brew w/ Cobra Skulls
02/28/12 Sparks, NV at The Alley w/ Cobra Skulls
03/07/12 Tempe, AZ at The Clubhouse w/ Cobra Skulls
The Real McKenzies’ first new studio album in 4 years, Westwinds, will be hitting the shelves on March 27, 2012! Grab your kilts and whisky because these lads have already booked an extensive 2012 tour. Check out the cover art below and stay tuned for a new mp3 soon! Read what Gord McKenzie had to say about the record:
“We were holed up in Nanton, Alberta, Canada recording for over a month with award-winning producer and new friend, Steve Loree at Crabapple Downs. Our main idea for Westwinds was to create an all-electric album for our fans (to follow the all-acoustic record, Shine Not Burn). The goal was to release a great collection of songs that would not only make all of us McKenzies proud, but to also make that point that we’re not going anywhere anytime soon.”
COBRA SKULLS and DEAD TO ME are heading to Australia on a four state, nine day tour kicking off on March 28th in Adelaide. Check the dates HERE! Additionally, Tony Teixeira (Shotdown/ex-Nothington) will be filling in on guitar for the Cobra Skulls on both the Australian Tour and their upcoming New Year’s Eve show with Dead To Me.
Both bands will be touring in support of their 2011 releases; Dead To Me’s Moscow Penny Ante and Cobra Skulls’ Agitations.
STAR FUCKING HIPSTERS teamed up with Boots Riley of The Coup on the groundbreaking song, “9/11 ‘til Infinity,” from their new album From The Dumpster To the Grave. They recently collaborated on a video for the song, which you can watch HERE! Read what SFH vocalist & guitarist Sturgeon had to say about the collaboration:
“We met Boots Riley through our friend Miguel in Oakland. Star Fucking Hipsters were playing a very smokey little warehouse space and Boots came down and rapped a couple of songs through one of the tiniest and almost completely broken P.A. systems with Miguel accompanying on ‘old-timey’ guitar. We knew that nobody would really be able to hear our vocals during our set and we could only fit the drums and our singer on the stage, but what is now ‘9/11 ’til Infinity’ was our instrumental opener at the time and Boots liked it and agreed to rap on it after we were done playing.
“He was, for sure, my first choice out of any hip-hop artist to collaborate with and although it took us a long time to finish the record, this track is a favorite of mine. Also, we had a pretty fun time making the video and discussing everything from the newly spawned ‘Occupy’ movements to how Boots got his nickname. It’s always a great experience when you meet other artists that you respect and they are completely down to earth — and then you even get to work with them.”
In 2011, The Lawrence Arms only played two shows, once with the mighty Dead Milkmen and once out in SF for the Asian Man spectacular. It was, all things considered, a pretty slow year. Now, in the opening moments of 2012, in honor of the apocalypse, we’re gonna go ahead and straight up DOUBLE our entire last year’s worth of playing out in January alone. That’s right! We were talking and we realized that we haven’t played Detroit since the day Oh! Calcutta! came out (which was 2006, for fucks sake!) We haven’t played Cleveland or St. Louis since the fall of that same year, and we couldn’t very well play around the midwest without doing a hometown show…SO I’m happy to announce The Lawrence Arms 2012 Megalithic Mondothon World Tour dates, which include, and are limited to the aforementioned Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit and Cleveland. Uh, yeah. That’s it. Also, I don’t know when we’re playing again, so get over here if you’re interested. And we’re bringing the Holy Mess (winners of the "sweatiest nutsack in Pennsylvania [group category] three years running) and LORD (featuring Rob Kellenberger from Slapstick, Tuesday, Duvall, Smoking Popes, Colossal, Slugbug, the Quickness and the Reason etc.) along for the ride, so hold onto your panties/jockstraps. And so forth.
NOFX’s new book is out and they talk about it in this interview.
CJ Ramone is hitting the road in May and June with Broken Gold.
Sundowner has a couple shows this weekend with Ray Rocket from Teenage Bottlerocket!
Mean Jeans Tight New Dimension comes out tomorrow! Check out this review!
Punknews has a review of the NOFX, Direct Hit, Mean Jeans and Bad Cop/Bad Cop show that passed thru LA earlier this week!
Mean Jeans are playing Hori Smoku Summer Boogaloo in Finland!
Review for the Leftöver Crack show in Huntington Beach!
NOFX played San Diego this weekend. OC Weekly has the scoop!
PEARS got a new drummer! Welcome Erich Goodyear to the band everyone!