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April 27, 2017

AudioFeed Festival Lineup Announced

The music festival, known as AudioFeed Festival, has announced their 2017 lineup. The festival is similar to the legendary Cornerstone Festival, bringing in bands of all genres with Spirit filled messages (primarily). This year, there are punk bands, hardcore bands, and metal bands, including the legendary Living Sacrifice. Continued →

April 26, 2017

Sef Idle (False Idle) Posts 3 New Covers

Sef Idle of the band False Idle has been releasing a collection of “cover songs” through his YouTube page and they are actually really good. Recorded in his own Simpul Studio, you can find recent covers from Jimmy Eat World (Sweetness), Green Day (Christie Road), and NOFX (Bob). I believe more are on the way so stay tuned. Check out the playlist below to check out all these fine covers and make sure to make your suggestions to him for what to cover next right here.

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April 21, 2017

Five Iron Frenzy "Our Newest Album Ever" and Switchfoot "Hello Hurricane" Vinyl Pre-Orders at SMLXL Vinyl

Update: The “Red Smoke” FIF Vinyl of “Our Newest Album Ever” is now sold out. SMLXL Vinyl is on a roll lately with their fantastic vinyl releases. Today it has been announced that Five Iron Frenzy’s 2nd full length “Our Newest Album Ever” which released in fall of 1997 on 5 Minute Walk Records and includes my favorite song of all time, “Every New Day”, as well hits like “Handbook for the Sellout”, “Blue Comb 78”, “Banner Year”, “Oh Canada”, and “Most Likely to Succeed” is getting the vinyl treatment for the first time. Continued →

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April 13, 2017

Punk Never Dies - No Really, It Doesn't

Punk Never Dies, no really it doesn’t. We are led to believe that the flavor of the month is heavy metalcore/djent/hardcore/etc. and we know every little “Christian” label is pushing that stuff. I do love a lot of those bands but my passion has always been on the punk rock side of things. I never understand why the punk purists were so slow to embrace the poppier side and how come no independent (or major) labels have signed bands like this in the past decade. I call it fear of the commercial sound wrecking punk cred and for that I say, who cares? Now the genre alone is filled with a lot of sub-genres and spin offs, enough to make fans scratch their heads in disbelief (really, it’s okay folks, don’t be afraid). There are the hardcore “punk” fans that trash the poppier stuff and the poppier fans that snub their nose at the tough guys. Me, I’m somewhat in the middle of it all. There is wide range of bands out there many of which play without any “Faith” ties meaning it’s “general market” stuff (yeah you know what I mean). I’ve found myself listening to a majority of those bands over the past several years and always wondered why there isn’t a variety of “Christian” artists making stuff comparable if not better than their peers. Mixing my love of independent music with the onset of the coming punk rock storm, I’ve devised a top secret plan to take over the world. Okay, not really and I’m only dreaming (wishful thinking), but really, isn’t it time for a comeback of sorts? In terms of fan appreciation, the genre never died. Much like “Ska” in the late 90’s/00’s, it didn’t die, it just went underground to be consumed by the fans who truly understood the music for what it is. As much as I appreciate the heavier music bands, there is a place and time for pop-punk/punk rock and that time is now. So what exactly am I getting at? Well the purpose of this little write up is to share with you some of the bands I enjoy that are in the independent realm playing punk rock (and all associated sub-genres), plus all those “classics”. Read more, below. Continued →

April 11, 2017

New 3 Song Acoustic Ep From Jimmy Sisco (Absolved / Platoon 1107)

Today is the release of Jimmy Sisco’s contribution to the 3 Song Acoustic EP series. As the singer/guitarist/songwriter for ABSOLVED and Platoon 1107, Jimmy has released some of the biggest, most aggressive music on Thumper Punk Records. For his 3 Song Acoustic EP, the music is delicate, balanced and soulful, with one track of 70s era folk and two readings of Old Testament scripture over ambient backgrounds. Continued →

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The O.C. Supertones Announce Final Show and "Supertones Strike Back" 20th Anniversary Celebration

It’s bittersweet news I announce today. Well loved Orange County, CA. ska/punk band The O.C. Supertones have indeed announced their last show ever and 20th anniversary celebration of the classic album “Supertones Strike Back” taking place at Shoreline Church in San Clemente, CA. June 3rd with Pax 217 opening the show. Tickets go on sale March 17th at OCSUPERTONES.com for $20ea. There is also an awesome “Ultimate Fan Experience” ticket available for $200 that includes a whole bunch of fun activities and goodies that you can read more about below (on sale now). The band will be playing the whole “Supertones Strike Back” album in full plus plenty of other classic tunes. I grew up listening to this band and over 20 years later I can count myself (and a few of our family members) as fans. While I am saddened by the announcement that this band will be no more in the future, I am comforted by the fact that us fans will get one last opportunity to enjoy their music in a live setting. It’s hard to believe that it has been 20 years since the release of the definitive Supertones album “Supertones Strike Back”. Join the event page on Facebook here.
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February 24, 2017

Craig's Brother, August Burns Red, Norma Jean, Blessed by a Broken Heart (Reunion), and more at Montebello Rock Fest

Punk legends Craig’s Brother will be joining such heavyweights as The Offspring, At The Drive In, Queens of the Stone Age, Good Charlotte, AFI, 311, Pennywise, Bad Religion, Ignite, Less Than Jake, Face to Face, Thursday, Reel Big Fish, Goldfinger, alongside Norma Jean, August Burns Red, P.O.D. and a special “reunion” by Blessed by a Broken Heart all at the Montebello Rock Fest in Quebec, Canada June 23-24. See the full poster and info, below. Are any of our Canadian friends going to make the trek there to catch this big fest? Speaking of Craig’s Brother, head on over to their Facebook page here and shoot an email to somethingexploaded[at]gmail.com with the subject “Free Song” and you’ll get a free song of either “The Mistake of Caring”, “Problem of Evil”, or the “Losing My Religion” cover of the classic REM song (done during their Lost at Sea sessions). Continued →