ALBUM REVIEW: Rancid – Tomorrow Never Comes 


The most telling feature of Tomorrow Never Comes (Epitaph Records) is the cover. A band logo and four headshots are framed in a grid. It’s like seeing a novel that puts more emphasis on the well-known author instead of the book’s title, and it’s a testament to the longevity and the roots (radical) of Rancid, a band that’s been active since the early 1990s. Their tenth full-length focuses on the musical experience instead of a flashy album appearance. 

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ALBUM REVIEW: Grade 2 – Grade 2


Ryde, a seaside town located on the Isle of Wight is home to former BBC sports presenter turned controversial conspiracy theorist David Icke – it also happens to be where the young trio by the name of Grade 2 originate from. Formed in 2013 at the tender age of 14, the band is comprised of childhood friends Sid Ryan (vocals/bass), Jacob Hull (drums), and Jack Chatfield (guitar/vocals) who united over their love of classic Punk Rock, Ska and O!

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ALBUM REVIEW: The Interrupters – In The Wild

It’s easy to forget how courageous and inspiring it is to lay all your cards on the table, especially as an artist in the public eye. To the layperson, it might feel uncomfortable if a few friends or family members find something out about them that’s personal or revealingContinue reading

Video: Green Day Share Clip For Bang Bang Single

Green Day, photo credit Frank Madoockss

Green Day, photo credit Frank Madoockss


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Music Video: Anti Flag – Brandenburg Gate, Upcoming Tour Dates

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Punk rock icons Anti Flag is streaming the music video for “Brandenburg Gate” off of their new album American Spring, out May 26, 2015 via Spinefarm Records. The song features a guest vocal from another punk legend—Tim Armstrong of Rancid, who appears in the video. The band has upcoming tour dates coming up.

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Anti-Flag w/ The Homeless Gospel Choir and War On Women:

May 19: Slowdown – Omaha, NE
May 20: Aggie Theatre – Ft. Collins, CO
May 21: Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
May 23: Punk Rock Bowling – Las Vegas, NV

Anti-Flag w/ The Homeless Gospel Choir and After the Fall:

Jun 18: Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY
Jun 19: Simon’s 677 – Providence, RI
Jun 20: Higher Ground – S. Burlington, VT
Jun 21: Port City Music Hall – Portland, ME
Jun 23: The Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY
Jun 24: Frankies – Toledo, OH
Jun 25: The Basement – Columbus, OH
Jun 26: The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
Jun 27: Basement Transmission – Erie, PA

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Linkin Park, System Of A Down, The Offspring, Slayer, Deftones, etc Confirmed For Amnesia Rockfest 2015

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The 10th edition of Amnesia Rockfest has announced Linkin Park and System of a Down will be headlining the Friday and Saturday nights of the event respectively. Tim Armstrong (Rancid) and Fat Mike (NOFX) are curators of the 10th anniversary edition.

The Offspring will be doing their album Americana in its entirety; Deftones performing their Around The Fur album in its entirety; and Rancid will be doing their And Out Come The Wolves set.

Some of this year’s new features include having several comedians such as Tom Green, Steve-O from Jackass (first Quebec appearance in 10 years, since the 2004 riot at the Metropolis) and Mike Ward. Several other surprises and secret performances are in store for festival-goers.

The rest of the lineup consists of:

Linkin Park (Headline Friday Night)
System Of A Down (Headline Saturday Night)
The Offspring (performing Americana album)
Snoop Dogg
Rob Zombie
Tenacious D (featuring Jack Black – first Quebec appearance)
Sublime with Rome
Deftones (performing Around The Fur)
Rancid (performing And Out Come The Wolves)
Bad Religion
Refused (reunion)
Bad Religion
Thrice (reunion)
Coheed And Cambria
Story Of The Year
Flogging Molly
Gogol Bordello
Less Than Jake
Good Riddance
Ten Foot Pole
The Bouncing Souls
Satanic Surfers (reunion)
The Exploited
Michale Graves (of the Misfits)
Skinny Puppy (first show since 1988)
Parkway Drive
Fear Factory
Atreyu (reunion)
Bolt Thrower (rare Canadian appearance)
The Melvins

Quebec Stage
Les Cowboys Frintgants
Banlieue Rouge (one night reunion)
Groovy Aardvark (one night reunion)
Subb (one night reunion)
MAP (one night reunion)
Penelope (one night reunion)
Blind Witness (one night reunion)
Bald Vulture (one night reunion)
Overbass (one night reunion)
Les Ékorchés (one night reunion)
Capitaine Révolte (one night reunion)
Mononc’ Serge
The Planet Smashers

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Amnesia Rockfest 2015 Adds More Acts To Lineup

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The 10th edition of Amnesia Rockfest has announced their latest additions to perform. The event will be held from June 18 to 21, 2015, in Montebello, Quebec, Canada.

Rancid will be performing …And Out Come The Wolves in its entirety for the 20th anniversary of the album’s release. Refused and From Autumn To Ashes will both be reuniting, as well as Ministry’s first Quebec show in seven years.


Tim Armstrong of Rancid will be curating the 10th Anniversary Edition and Fat Mike of NOFX will be curating the Tony Sly Stage along with Alex Martel, President and Founder of Amnesia Rockfest.

Tim Armstrong of Rancid (Above) and Fat Mike of NoFX

Tim Armstrong of Rancid (Above) and Fat Mike of NoFX

To celebrate the 15 years of 1-2-3 Punk!, the iconic 90’s/00’s punk TV show on MusiquePlus, as well as the 10 years of Amnesia Rockfest, the show’s host Rej Laplanche will be the on-stage MC for the weekend!

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Other bands added include:

Blind Witness
Raised Fist

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Anti Flag Releasing American Spring via Spinefarm Records in May


Pittsburgh punk rock iconolasts Anti-Flag will be releasing their new album American Spring on Spinefarm Records in May.

American Spring, produced by AWOLNATION’s Kenny Carkeet, Jim Kaufman (Funeral for a Friend, Skindred, Helmet) and Anti-Flag, features a cameo from fellow punk legend Tim Armstrong of Rancid, who appears on the song “Brandenburg Gate,” while Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello is featured on “Without End.”

The band’s January 19 show at The Visulite Theatre in Charlotte, N.C. will feature the band performing the classic album The Terror State in its entirety and will be live-streamed as part of Yahoo concert series where fans can stream a show a day for free 365 days a year, all from the comfort of their couch. Watch it here.

The Terror State Show Dates
Jan 19: The Visulite Thetare – Charlotte, NC (w/ A Wilhelm Scream and Hungry Girl)
Jan 29: The Grog Shope – Cleveland, OH (w/ Such Gold, The Homeless Gospel Choir, The Public)
Jan 30: Emerson Theater – Indianapolis, IN (w/ Such Gold, The Homeless Gospel Choir, and ForeverAtLast)
Jan 31: Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL (w/ Such Gold and The Homeless Gospel Choir)
Feb 04: Asbury Lanes – Asbury Park, NJ (The Terror State Show) w/ Such Gold and The Homeless Gospel Choir
Feb 05: Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY (w/ Such Gold and The Homeless Gospel Choir)
Feb 06: Mr. Smalls Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA (w/ Such Gold, The Homeless Gospel Choir, and Divorce)
Feb 12: Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON (w/ The Dying Arts and Worlds Scariest Police Chases)
Feb 13: Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC (w/ The Dying Arts and Worlds Scariest Police Chases)
Feb 14: The Red Dog – Peterborough, ON (w/ The Dying Arts and Worlds Scariest Police Chases)
Feb 15: Club Absinthe – Hamilton, ON (w/ The Dying Arts, Worlds Scariest Police Chases, The Penske File)
Feb 17: Call The Office – London, ON (w/ The Dying Arts and Worlds Scariest Police Chases)
Feb 18: L3 Nightclub – St. Catharines, ON (w/ The Dying Arts and Worlds Scariest Police Chases)

May 23; Punk Rock Bowling 2015– Las Vegas, NV
May 29-31: Der Ring – GRÜNE HÖLLE ROCK – Nürburgring, DE
MAY 29-31: Rockavaria — Olympiapark München, DE
Aug 6-9: Rebellion Festival – Blackpool, UK

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Tim Armstrong, Skinhead Rob, Nausea Members Form New Project

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Skinhead Rob

Skinhead Rob

A new supergroup is in the works, according to Skinhead Rob, which features himself with Nausea members John John Jesse (New Found Glory), Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour, Amebix) and Vic Venom (Regan Youth), and Tim Armstrong (Rancid).

Via Twitter, Skinhead Rob stated:

“New band in the works. John John Jesse, Roy Mayorga, Vic Venom, Tim Armstrong, and me. #ZERST�-REN”

No word on Zerst Ren is the band’s name, the album title or the Germanic word for “To Destroy.”