Hey Chicago, if you’re headed down to Union Park at any point this weekend for Pitchfork Festival, be sure to drop by Have Mercy! The John Stamos Art Show at Cobra Lounge to view the artistic genius that possesses the Riot Fest community!
We have an urgent alert from the Riot Fest Adoptable Puppy of the Week desk: Spinach has been adopted. REPEAT: Spinach has been adopted! And with a name like that, I’m sure Popeye didn’t have to mull it over for long. We’d like to remind you, however, that HAZEL is and STILL ADORABLE and STILL ADOPTABLE.
Remember when we told you about that impromptu Bad Brains reunion at Derryl Jennifer’s Mind Power art show in NYC last month? Remember the shoddy cell-phone video of the event? Well, Brooklyn Vegan reports that a much better, pro-shot clip of the event has surfaced. So sit back, relax, and enjoy a preview of what to expect when they play their 40th anniversary set at Riot Fest, sans lighting, roadies, and all that crap.
Green Day‘s Billie Joe Armstrong started a band with his son Joey Armstrong (from rad bands SWMRS and Waterloo Teeth) and Rancid‘s Tim Armstrong. After what was surely the quickest band-name meeting in the history of music, Armstrongs recorded “If There Was Ever A Time” for the documentary Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk. Speaking of East Bay punk, all proceeds from the song will benefit the mecca of punk rock DIY spaces, Berkeley’s 924 Gilman St., where Green Day and Tim’s old band Operation Ivy got their start.
Happy release day, Teenage Bottlerocket! Fat Wreck Chords released Stealing the Covers today, which finds everybody’s favorite band from Wyoming covering a bunch of great songs by obscure bands you’ve probably never heard of—including “Why the Big Pause?” Alternative Press likes it, and we do too! Buy. It. Now.
Consequence of Sound just premiered another track from Bulls and Roosters, the new album from Together Pangea. This song will not leave your head for weeks after the first listen…we’ll put our money on it.
After listening, head on over to Pledge Music to pre-order Bulls and Roosters, along with a bunch of other cool shit.
What’s going on with The Replacements?!
Coming soon… pic.twitter.com/X8hhyGEJuS
— The Replacements (@TheReplacements) July 13, 2017
Perhaps it has something to do with bassist Tommy Stinson finally finding his biological parents? Between this stuff and Westerberg’s new song, do we smell an updated edition of Trouble Boys in 2018?
look!!!!i found my bio parents! pic.twitter.com/bM0dcZoiEG
— Tommy Stinson (@tommy_stinson) July 11, 2017
Fuck, That’s Amazing! Someone turned Action Bronson into sushi!
State Champs released a Shawn Mendes cover? Cool.
— State Champs (@State_Champs) July 12, 2017
The Menzingers are partying into the fall with new tour dates, including dates with Descendents and The Movielife.
We’re touring this fall! Tickets on sale tomorrow at noon. pic.twitter.com/edb3kOWcah
— The Menzingers (@themenzingers) July 13, 2017
Yes, The Regrettes, we do know. We. Do. Know.
ya know? pic.twitter.com/kcmWfsCq2x
— The Regrettes (@regrettesband) July 14, 2017
The National has added a few dates to their fall tour. On sale today!
We’ve added two North American fall tour dates!
October 7. Pittsburgh, PA. Stage AE.
October 8. Detroit, MI. Masonic Temple.
On sale Friday. pic.twitter.com/0Oehm36ElU
— The National (@TheNational) July 10, 2017