Lagwagon have been on an absolute tear since the deluxe reissues of Duh, Trashed, Hoss, Double Plaidinum and Let’s Talk About Feelings late last year. 2012 has been an endless trek with non-stop touring through Canada, Europe, and the upcoming US Fat Wreck Tour in October. As if that weren’t enough, now they’ll be making a trip to Australia in November as well. Crikey! Fans can expect each show to be filled with all the classics. Get your tickets early as they haven’t been down under since 2008! Check the dates below.
Teenage Bottlerocket’s Freak Out! tour keeps growing. They’ve just added a slew of October dates with Toys That Kill, Masked Intruder, and label-mates Smoke or Fire. Check the dates here! Read this new review and rock out to their “Headbanger” video here. One of our favorite news posts about the TBR video is from this metal site (who the fuck are Teenage Bottlerocket indeed).
Teenage Bottlerocket’s Freak Out! is available digitally, on vinyl and CD here!
NOFX’s new single Ronnie & Mags is out today! The 7” features two brand new songs: one from their upcoming full-length Self Entitled (out September 11th and which you can pre-order now) and one track exclusive to this 7”, which is limited to 5,000 copies. Order your copy on vinyl or digital here!
NOFX perform at this year’s Riot Fest and will be joined by label-mates Teenage Bottlerocket in September. Check out an interview and stream of “Ronnie & Mags from Vice. Watch a new interview with Fat Mike filmed at Fat Wreck Chords here! (Don’t tell Mike but our store isn’t actually open every Friday. Real store opening dates & times here.)
The loss of a loved one is a stark reminder of how short life really is, especially when they go before their time. Last week, Tony Sly was taken too soon, dying peacefully in his sleep at age 41. He is survived by his wife Brigitte, their two daughters Fiona and Keira, his brothers Mike and Jonathan Sly, and his parents Pauline and John Sly. In our time of grief it has been the stories from all over the world shared by band members, friends, and fans that have brought solace in an inconsolable time. To his family, he was a loving husband, a father, a brother, and a son; to us he was a loyal friend, an artist, a poet, and a philosopher. He was a man unafraid to bare his soul to the world. Throughout his lifetime as a musician, whether it was fronting No Use For a Name, or during his solo career, it was as if he was speaking directly to each of us, and because of that, each of us felt a special connection to him. Of course the real connection was to his family, and his loved ones, but somehow when he sang “International You Day” (for Brigitte of course) you felt that he was singing to you. Thank you, Brigitte, Fiona, and Keira, for sharing him with us. He was loved by so many, and will be forever missed.
With a heavy heart we will say goodbye to Tony this Friday, August 10th in San Jose at Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, located at 80 South Market Street. Service starts at 9:30AM. Please arrive early as the street will be closed due to the area Jazz Festival. The service is public in hopes that all of you, friends and fans, who have loved and supported Tony, can join us to celebrate his life and his legacy.
Many have asked how they can support Tony’s family in this trying time. A memorial fund has been created to help support Fiona and Keira, and you can donate here:
Those of you unable to contribute financially, but still wanting to show support, can send letters and share memories of Tony with his family by writing to: Tony Sly Memorial, PO Box 54405, San Jose, CA 95154. We have no choice but to say goodbye to the physical presence of Tony Sly, but he will live on in our thoughts, in our hearts, and in our memories; eternally through his music and his children. Goodbye, our friend.
It is with great sorrow that we must say goodbye to Tony Sly of No Use For A Name. We received a call earlier today of his passing, and are devastated. We have lost an incredible talent, friend, and father – one of the true greats. Fat Mike had this to say: “One of my dearest friends and favorite song writers has gone way too soon. Tony, you will be greatly missed.”
Direct Hit! is playing a show with Rise Against on Friday in Chicago!
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes – Rake It In: The Greatestest Hits just came out. Check out this review on Paste Magazine
Volume up, pedal down. Swingin’ Utters and toyGuitar European tour is happening now! Don’t miss it.
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The Bombpops have been on an absolute tear since they released their latest effort, Fear of Missing Out. With record release shows in the bag, they are heading out again this May. Scope out their tour dates and then read a brand new interview with the band here!