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Anti-Flag: For Blood and Empire

Posted:5/31/2006 11:13:00 AM by Valentine
RCA, as in a major label? That was kind of weird to see on an Anti-Flag CD, but whatever. Read the full review >>>

Sweet Wednesday: Wherever You Go

Posted:5/29/2006 4:17:00 PM by Joel Edelman
Occasionally goofy lyrics are the big surprise on Wherever You Go. Read the full review >>>

Nire: We All Shine On

Posted:5/29/2006 4:00:00 PM by Joel Edelman
With haunting vocals and bite-size tracks, Nire do an excellent job with crafting efficient songs that you really ought to love, if you know what's good for you. Read the full review >>>

Julia Lau: In the Wildflowers and Weeds

Posted:5/29/2006 3:02:00 PM by Joel Edelman
Listening to this album crashed my broswer, but why should you care? Julia Lau does an excellent Paula Cole impression on In the Wildflowers and Weeds, but what does it all mean?

Well, there's plenty of low- and midtempo tunes on the album, and some of them run together a bit, but her voice is so even-keeled that it's not a problem. Read the full review >>>

Jolenes: Get It to Go

Posted:5/29/2006 12:43:00 PM by Joel Edelman
It's amazing how things have changed since 2003. Read the full review >>>

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Latest news from punknews.org

Interviews: Cory Branan

Cory BrananFolk, roots, Americana, singer-songwriter… punk… Any of these descriptions suit Cory Branan. The latter being based more on theoretical aspects. But, consider that he's currently touring with The Gaslight Anthem and Against Me!, you'll realize punk rock isn't just about sound, it's about the ideas behind the music. "Punk music and country music, they're trying to get to something with the least amount of bullshit, and I find that that is the immediate tie between punk, roots and folk music," Branan says in his interview with us. His latest release, No Hit Wonder , signifies the soul of punk, yet in a much different package. A stellar release, No Hit Wonder , asks for repeated listens to full grasp, yet addictively straps you down from the first listen. You can grab it here.

On his tour, he spoke by phone to contributing editor Xan Mandell about touring with Against Me! and The Gaslight Anthem as a folk musician, the process of writing an album and the realities of making a career out of being a solo musician.


New Review Update: September 22, 2014

Screw it, let's make today a "live review Monday." There were a lot of cool shows this weekend- old legends, new legends, new legends that are made up of all old legends- The whole range of legends.

Today's reviews are:

CJ Ramone to release new full length on Fat

CJ Ramone Fat Wreck Chords recently announced that CJ Ramone will be releasing his new full-length via the label on November 25. Titled Last Chance to Dance, it will contain "12 tracks of everything you'd expect from a CJ Ramone record. Hard chargin' and vicious with some sweet melodies to smooth out the edges," according to Ramone. The release will be preceded by the first single, "Understand Me?," on October 14, with a cover of Black Flag's "Rise Above" on the b-side with none other than Dez Cadena, previously of Black Flag and now with The Misfits, providing backing guitar and vocals.

Ramone promises a world tour to follow in 2015.

As previously reported, Ramone's band is rounded out by Dan Root and Steve Soto from Adolescents as well as David Hidalgo Jr. of Social Distortion.


Tours: The Adicts (West Coast, Europe)

The Adicts The Adicts, the self-proclaimed "longest-running punk band in the world," will be embarking on a brief run of dates on the West Coast before taking their confetti and droog outfits to Europe for four shows. Their most recent album, All the Young Droogs, was released in 2012 via DC Jam Records.


'Filmage' to see digital release

Filmage: The Story of Descendents/All, which has seen limited screenings over the past year, is finally receiving a wide release. On Sept. 29, there will be a "bi-coastal release party" in both Brooklyn (Nitehawk Cinema) and L.A. (Downtown Independent). The Brooklyn screening will feature a Q&A with co-director/writer Matt Riggle, while the L.A. event will have a band/filmmaker Q&A moderated by Mark Hoppus of Blink-182. In addition, there will be a special after party in L.A. at Los Globos featuring a live performance by ALL (with both Chad Price and Scott Reynolds) as well as "special guests." The film will be available digitally and on VOD on Sept. 30. A release on Blu-Ray and DVD will follow in the Fall.

Descendents last released Cool To Be You in 2004, and have been rumored to be working on new material recently.

For ordering information, you can visit the the film's website.


 

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