D.O.A. farewell tour!
The band is calling it quits as Joe Keithley will focus more on his political work for Canada`s New Democratic Party (NDP). "I’ve been working on trying to change Canada and this world into a better place from outside the system for the last 35 years," Keithley shares in a press release on the northamerican final tour, "now I will do my utmost to effect that change from inside the system. That’s why I am running for the only progressive party, the NDP."
The band released last september their 14th and last record " We Come In Peace".
We Come In Peace' is as much a declaration of D.O.A.'s mission on this, the band's 14th studio album of all-new material, as it is a way to identify this collection of songs by serving as the album's title. Always a fiercely political band, D.O.A. have upped the ante here by jumping headfirst into the fray of the messy and chaotic shit-storm that is today's less-than-stable worldwide political environment, tackling the financial crisis, the Occupy movement (the song "Occupy feat. JELLO BIAFRA), shady dealings by top officials, systemic bigotry, andother important issues – both those that have been ripped from the headlines and those that have been culled from buried stories and the underground press."
KLOWNHOUSE FEST 5 | May 3rd - May 5th | Kiel
DOWN BY LAW euro tour 2013
Formed in 1989 by former DYS, DAG NASTY, & ALL frontman Dave Smalley, DOWN BY LAW toured the world and recorded eight successful studio albums before the band's hiatus years ago.Now they are back on the map with a brandnew studio album called "champions at heart" and a european tour to follow this July. Find the first confirmed dates in our tourdates section and make sure to check back soon for updates!
EUROPE! in cooperation with our US-Partner Agency BUCKET CITY AGENCY we helped to get you some BLACK FLAG dates in May! EXITED?
BLACK FLAG & GOOD FOR YOUR* May 2013- EUR
14.05. LUX-Esch/Alzette @ Rockhal*
15.05. ITA-Milano @ Alcatraz*
16.05. SUI-Zurich @ Dynamo*
17.05. ITA-Rome, @ Orion*
18.05 GER-Hunxe @ Ruhrpott Rodeo
20.05 AUS-Vienna @ Arena*
BLACK FLAG has reformed and is in the process of putting finishing touches on a new album with founder Greg Ginn on guitar and Ron Reyes (Jealous Again era) on vocals.
The one constant member throughout the history of BLACK FLAG, Ginn -- named one of Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time" -- defined the west coast punk sound and the DIY ethos of punk rock. Greg Ginn also currently plays with Good For You and Greg Ginn And The Royal We.
Ron Reyes of Decline Of The Western Civilization fame was the BLACK FLAG vocalist from The Church / Jealous Again era. Reyes also currently plays guitar in Piggy.
The seeds of this reformation were planted when Reyes invited Ginn to perform with him at his birthday party some two and half years ago. Needless to say -- the party was a blast and the two vowed at that time to work on some songs together. The fruition of those efforts will culminate in the release of the new album later this year.
Far from being a one-time grab, this reformation has BLACK FLAG recording and touring extensively both in the US and abroad.
Greg Ginn - Guitar
Ron Reyes - Vocals
Good news from our canadian Friends, SNFU! Read what awesome news the boys have for you:
`Hey Friends! So an update from the SNFU camp. We are proud to announce Producer Steve Loree is on board (The Real McKenzies, Corb Lund) Mr. Jon Card starts tracking drums Jan 26th! Preproduction starts this Wednesday at Adam Payne's House of Payne Studio! Send out your warmest vibes and love folks, this one will be epic!`
More SNFU news and updates soon!
We`re glad to anounce our newest family member: THE STITCHES from Orange County, USA.The will make it over the pond in August for a 3 Week tour trough Italy,Switzerland,Austria,Germany,France and the UK. First Dates to expect soon. Stay tuned!
Be there and go bananas little monkeys!
Get all Infos you need here: www.facebook.com/monsterbashfestival
We are pretty stoked to anounce that we will book a handfull of Club and Festival Shows for F.Y.P !!!
F.Y.P (aka Five Year Plan) was Todd Congelliere's punk rock predecessor to his current bands TOYS THAT KILL and UNDERGROUND RAILROAD TO CANDYLAND. The group began as a one man band with a cheap Fisher Price drum machine providing the beat (per 7" liner notes).
From 1989, when Todd began work on the first EP until disbanding in 1999, F.Y.P gained notoriety (not to mention a noticeable increase in talent) in the DIY punk scene for touring the world several times bankrolled and set up by the Conge (per liner notes to last album entitled Toys That Kill).
While still a band, during its ten year span, F.Y.P toured Europe several times, Japan once, and the U.S. numerous times. They released over a dozen records on RECESS RECORDS before disbanding and received coverage in music magazines such as Maximumrocknroll, Razorcake and Flipside.
Now, more than 12 years after their last show they just started to play selected Club and Festival shows ( including the FEST) in the states to be followed by a handfull of Euro Shows in April and May 2013.
We are sorry to anounce the ELWAY /LEAGUES APART /BANGERS show in PLYMOUTH,UK is cancelled.the show moved to EXETER @the Cavern. Thanx to the nice folks who make that happen last minute!
Also Last Monday @ The Ramones Museum, they had about half of ELWAY`s merch stolen. 200 shirts, 100 7"s, 50 cds, and some coozies, stickers and handbags were taken. All in all, about 3000 euro worth of stuff was taken. It's shitty, because you just know whoever stole it couldn't possibly do shit with it so why the fuck take it? Anyway, here they are with about 6 weeks of tour left without nearly enough merch to survive.
Please make sure to go to the shows to show them your support and buy some merch! they also open up their paypal acount, so if you have a little money left for them, please wire here: Elwaytheband@gmail.com
Thanks in advance.
27.09.2012 GBR-Birmingham,Flapper & Firkin w/ Leagues Apart
28.09.2012 GBR-Norwich,Karma Cafe w/ Leagues Apart
29.09.2012 GBR-Leeds,Santiagos w/ Leagues Apart
30.09.2012 GBR-Dundee, Kage Night Club w/ Leagues Apart
01.10.2012 GBR-Manchester, Kraak Gallery w/ Leagues Apart
02.10.2012 GBR-Cardiff,Cwdihw w/ Leagues Apart
03.10.2012 GBR-Exeter, The Cavern w/ Leagues Apart
04.10.2012 GBR-London, Urban Bar w/Leagues Apart
05.10.2012 GER-Mönchengladbach, Roots Club w/All Aboard
06.10.2012 GER-Nuremberg, K4 w/All Aboard
07.10.2012 GER-Regensburg, Plan 9 (acoustic)
08.10.2012 AUS-Vienna, Shelter w/ All Aboard
10.10.2012 SUI-Solothurn, Kofmehl w/All Aboard
11.10.2012 GER-Ulm, Tanke w/All Aboard
12.10.2012 GER-Trier, Ex Haus w/All Aboard
13.10.2012 GER-Muenster, Baracke w/ All Aboard
14.10.2012 NED-Heerlen, De Plu w/ All Aboard
15.10.2012 GER-Mainz, Kulturcafe w/ All Aboard
16.10.2012 NED-Heemskerk, Cafe Lokal w/ All Aboard
17.10.2012 GER-Aachen, Plattenbau (acoustic)
18.10.2012 GER-Kiel, Secret Acoustic Show (Infos:firstname.lastname@example.org)
19.10.2012 GER-Hannover, Secret Show (Infos: email@example.com)
20.10.2012 GER-Bausendorf, Riez Rockbar w/ All Aboard
21.10.2012 GER-Giessen, AK44 w/ All Aboard, Turbostaat
news time? ok, here you go:
German Punk Legends BLUT+EISEN will play a couple of shows including PUNK IM POTT FESTIVAL.They are working also on a new record followed by a tour in 2013.
BANGERS from Cornwall, UK will do a short german tour this December.check them out.brilliant stuff!
TOYS THAT KILL (feat Recess Records founder Todd Congelliere, ex FYP) will be back in Europe for their 2nd time and for the first time in 8 years! Get in touch with Fanski if you wanna set up a show in your town!
31.08.2012 GER-Mönchengladbach, Roots Club
01.09.2012 GER-Holzerath, Roeds-Rock Festival
02.09.2012 FRA-Hazebrouck, Le Shaka-Laka
03.09.2012 GBR-Cardiff, The Moon w/ Bangers
04.09.2012 GBR-Manchester, Star and Garter
05.09.2012 GBR-London, BostonArms Music Room
08.09.2012 GER-Nuremberg, Zentralcafe
10.09.2012 GER-Hannover, Chez Heinz
11.09.2012 UKR-Kiev, Club Kiev
12.09.2012 RUS-Belgorod, Club Party Hard
13.09.2012 RUS-Moscow, tba
14.09.2012 GER-Münster, Cafe Lorenz Süd
15.09.2012 BEL-Vorselaar, Veuseleir Calling
16.09.2012 Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
We are stoked to welcome DOWN BY LAW to the Klownhouse family.
In 2008, Dave and lead guitarist Sam Williams, began to get the DBL itch again and decided to lay down a couple of new tracks and see where it might take them. Both members were inspired by the music and the positive fan feedback they recieved as the news about their recording sessions spread. So excited, in fact, that less than a year later, the band reformed and embarked on their first tour since 2003, where they played shows in South America and the United States. They followed that up with a visit to the Netherlands and several other one-off shows including an appearance at the 2011 Punk Rock Bowling Festival in Las Vegas.
In early 2012, Down By Law signed a new contract with DC-Jam Records and entered a Tampa, Florida recording studio in a quest to finish the album that Dave and Sam began work on in 2008. The completed 16 song record was then shipped to Ft. Collins, Colorado to the Blasting Room Studios where it was remixed by Smalley's old friend and bandmate, Bill Stevenson (Descendents, Black Flag), and then forwarded on to L.A. based D.O.B. Sound where it was mastered by Derek O'brien (Social Distortion, Adolescents).
Some bad news for all SNFU Fans out there. The upcoming European Tour is postponed.Singer Chi Pig just went to DETOX and cant left Canada for a month long Tour in Europe...Good vibes to the Pig! We hope he is getting better soon. We hope to book a new tour early next year.
BLUT & EISEN - new lineup!
German punk Legends BLUT & EISEN did their last tour back in 2008 in their original 1982 lineup. Due to Jobs, Family and other personal reasons, Drummer "Tier" (now the Singer) is the only original member who wants to keep things going. This is not a classic Reunion, this is a new BLUT & EISEN Edition, with following members:
"The Magnificent trades in punk rock tunes of the highest order and does so seemingly with ease, creating a body of work that is fresh and relevant to the 21st century whilst not forgetting the past. You can ignore the comparisons to bands like The Clash and Leatherface (or anyone I might have mentioned), The Magnificent needs to be accepted for being themselves. A final thing that cannot be overlooked it that they also have one of the best guitar sounds I’ve heard in years--it’s a total joy to hear." (Punk News)
BANGERS (Cornwall, UK)
KLOWNHOUSE FEST 4 - lineup complete!
Give a warm welcome to the latest addition to the Klownhouse Family: ALL EYES WEST from Chicago!
The Chicago scene has always been known for its gritty and honest punk rock defined by bands like Naked Raygun, Screeching Weasel, and 88 Fingers Louie. Newcomers ALL EYES WEST, no strangers themselves to the Chicago scene, are continuing in its great tradition with the release of their self-titled debut LP on Jump Start and Ass Card Records. All Eyes West came together in the summer of 2010 and is lead by vocalist/bassist Justin Miller’s emotionally charged lyrics which have been a signature to bands like Signsedso and indie rockers Hinter. Guitarist Jeff Dean is known for the sound that has defined bands like The Bomb(with Jeff Pezzati of Naked Raygun) , Noise By Numbers, and Explode And Make Up. In a relatively short amount of time the band has managed to build an impressive resume, touring both the US & UK and now its about time to tour Europe...
“The guys are assembled and prepping to record!”
We just talked to the band and they confirmed that they will enter the Studio March 26th. SNFU will tour europe this July and August! As usual, check back for updates.
We just posted all dates for BANNER PILOT`s 2nd European tour this Fall...check our "TOURDATES" section and make sure to buy your ticket now!
Legends to some, degenerate drug addicts to others, the DayGlo Abortions remain one of the most controversial yet influential punk groups from Canada.They will be hitting the road for a run of European shows this May for the first time since 7 years!
We are stoked to announce that NOTHINGTON just signed to UNCLE M in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. "BORROWED TIME" will be released on March 30th. and guess what? Vinyl! Preorder starts this Friday. Socialize yourself with the nice folks of UNCLE M and get more Infos here:
California`s San Francisco based NOTHINGTON will be back in europe for their 4th tour over here in support of their new record "BORROWED TIME" (Rec Scare Rec). The tour will kick off April 13th in Stuttgart, Germany and will wrap in Frankfurt, Germany on May 22nd including stops at ANTATTACK FESTIVAL (GER) ,QUEENSDAY FESTIVAL (NED), REVOLUTION FEST (GER) and clubshows in GERMANY, NETHERLANDS, BELGIUM, ENGLAND, FRANCE, CHZECH REPUBLIC, SWITZERLAND, AUSTRIA, CROATIA and RUSSIA!
Happy new year everyone!
11.05.2012 GER-Solingen, Waldmeister
12.05.2012 GER-Kiel, Alte Meierei w/ NOTHINGTON