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Bands et artistes présents au Pouzza 8

Seulement 50% de la programmation a été dévoilée. D’autres groupes seront annoncés dans les prochaines semaines.

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Reel Big Fish
Reel Big Fish
Orange County, CA

Bio

Reel Big Fish

Reel Big Fish was one of the legions of Southern California ska-punk bands to edge into the mainstream following the mid-’90s success of No Doubt and Sublime. Like most of their peers, the band was distinguished by their hyperkinetic stage shows, juvenile humor, ironic covers of new wave pop songs, and metallic shards of ska. The group cultivated an underground following that broke into the mainstream in summer 1997, when their single “Sell Out” became a modern rock radio and MTV favorite. Their appearance in the movie “Baseketball” as the halftime band also gained them more fans and helped the bands popularity to grow. Still fronted by original lead singer and song writer Aaron Barrett, they continue releasing albums and touring relentlessly, playing more and more countries and bigger venues all over the world.

Reel Big Fish recorded its self-released debut album, “Everything Sucks”, in 1995. “Everything Sucks” became a word-of-mouth underground hit in ska-punk and college circles, which gave the band enough leverage to sign with the indie label Mojo Records. The label’s president, Jay Rifkin, and former Oingo Boingo bassist John Avila co-produced “Turn the Radio Off”, which marked Reel Big Fish’s first album for Mojo. “Turn the Radio Off” was unleashed in August 1996, and over the next year, the group continually toured in support of the album’s release, expanding their fan base all the while. In spring 1997, the single “Sell Out” began receiving heavy airplay from several influential modern rock stations in the U.S., which soon translated into MTV support for the song’s quirky video. By summer, the song had become a moderate modern rock hit, and the album had charted in the Top 100.

In 1998 the song “Take on Me” from the “Baseketball” motion picture soundtrack was released as the promotional single for the movie and once again found the band in regular rotation on rock radio and MTV in the USA.

The Album “Why Do They Rock So Hard” followed a year later, once again enlisting Oingo Boingo Bassist John Avila as producer. The album was not as commercially successful but is still regarded by many fans as the bands finest work. The band filmed a music video for “the Set up (You Need This)”, the only single released from this album.

The guys wound up on Jive Records in fall 2001 when their current label, Mojo, was bought by Jive’s parent label, Zomba. Reel Big Fish’s first release for Jive, a more rock-oriented record entitled “Cheer Up!”, appeared in mid-2002. This album was very successful in Europe with the video for the single “Where Have You Been” receiving heavy airplay on many music video channels.
Later that same year, RBF did a song for a Rice Krispies called “Snap, Krackle, Pop-punk” which was used in 3 separate commercials. Also that year, they recorded a cover of Toots and the Maytals “Monkey Man” for the Nickelodeon movie “The Wild Thornberrys.” The single for “Monkey Man” was also released in the UK and received heavy radio play as well as the music video being put on heavy rotation on Kerrang TV.

The band’s next album, the cynical yet catchy “We’re Not Happy ‘Til You’re Not Happy”, was issued in April 2005. Touring continued for the rest of the year, and Reel Big Fish happily parted ways with Jive in January 2006, having wished to be dropped from the label since the “Cheer Up!” release.

In August 2006, the group self-released a double-disc live CD (along with an accompanying DVD) titled “Our Live Album Is Better Than Your Live Album”.

Barrett said of this album “We finally captured the energy, excitement and humor of our live shows that we were previously unable to create in the recording studio environment. And it all sounds really good!”

This album is very popular with RBF fans and is sometimes referred to as “the Reel Big Fish Stand-up comedy album” because of all the silly stage banter.

The band returned with some new material in February 2007, splitting an EP “Duet All Night Long” with their friends in Zolof the Rock & Roll Destroyer. “Monkeys for Nothin’ and the Chimps for Free” followed several months later, marking Reel Big Fish’s first full-length studio release since leaving Jive’s roster, and 2009′s “Fame, Fortune and Fornication” found the band covering songs by the likes of Poison, the Eagles, and Tom Petty.

In 2010, the band released “A Best of Us for the Rest of Us”. It includes a 22 song disc of re-recorded hits and classic fan favorites as well as a bonus disc of 14 Acoustic or “SKAcoustic” versions.

On July 31st, 2012 Reel Big Fish released their 7th studio album, Candy Coated Fury (Rock Ridge Music), an inspired and infectiously catchy return to the hyperkinetic ska and biting wit of the band’s beloved early albums. “This album is a lot like our first two albums. It’s got a lot of the same intensity, frantic energy in the music, and the same sarcastic sense of humor. I think these are the fastest songs we’ve done since those albums,” Aaron Barrett, founding vocalist, guitarist, and principal songwriter says. “We’re finally just doing what Reel Big Fish does best, and that’s what we did on those first two albums.”

“Candy Coated Fury pretty much describes what Reel Big Fish does,” Barrett says of the significance of the new album’s title. “It’s hateful, mean, sarcastic, and, sometimes sad lyrics, over happy, wacky, silly, joyous, fast music that makes you want to dance. This album is mostly love songs, but bitter, angry, hateful love songs. Just about everybody knows what it’s like to be in a bad relationship. These songs could be sung by a 15 year old about his first love-gone-wrong, or by a 55 year old about a bitter divorce after 30 years. They’re bad-relationship songs that everybody can relate to.”

Candy Coated Fury is Reel Big Fish’s first album of newly recorded original material in five years. Overall, it’s the seventh in the band’s twenty year history, and it feels as vital and vitriolic as RBF’s foundational releases. The record opens with the huge sing-along vocal, balmy horns, and hyperactive ska groove of “Everyone Else Is An Asshole.” The track is an exceptional distillation of Reel Big Fish’s classic euphorically-juvenile ska punk. The stately arena riffs in “I Dare You To Break My Heart” reference cock rock, new wave, and soul without sacrificing one iota of RBF’s signature simmering skank. “I listen to the Darkness a lot; it was only a matter of time till I wrote a song like this! I can’t really sing as high as that guy so this song sounds more like Kiss, if Kiss was a Motown band that played ska,” Barrett says, detailing the song’s diverse stylistic touchstones. The anthemic “I Know You Too Well To Like You Anymore” features some of Barrett’s finest cutely cruel lyrics. “I think that is an amazing bad-relationship song,” he laughs. “I really captured the hateful love of two people who were once madly in love, but have been together so long, they can’t stand the sight of each other anymore but still say ‘they drive me crazy, and I hate this and this about them, but I love them.’” No RBF album would be complete without playfully irreverent 1980s covers. The band rounds things out ska-ifying the Wonderstuff’s “Don’t Let Me Down Gently” and When In Rome’s “The Promise.”

On December 12th, 2014 RBF released their first Christmas Album, A six song, digital only album entitled “Happy Skalidays”. This album includes 4 classic Christmas songs and 2 RBF originals.

Reel Big Fish continues to tour non-stop, playing over 250 shows a year to thousands of loyal fans all over the world, gaining more and more underground popularity as the Ska scene continues to flourish.

Anti-Flag
Anti-Flag
Pittsburgh, PA

Bio

Anti-Flag

Anti-Flag’s new studio album, American Fall, follows 2015’s well-received American Spring. With Good Charlotte’s Benji Madden on board as co-producer, the band has intensified their signature anthemic style with bigger melodies, tighter songcraft, and thicker guitars.

American Fall is bold – both musically and politically – and Anti-Flag’s time is now.

With Anti-Flag, a new album is always a call to arms and a call to action that reminds listeners to question everyone and everything, including the current administration.

“The politics of distraction influences people to lose focus on what makes a positive impact on their lives and the world,” the band said about the new album. “It encourages people to make choices that are not in their best interest and reduces society’s ability to make progressive change.

“The American Fall is our rejection of this harmful distraction. At this crucial moment in history, we must focus on pushing past the status quo to create a better and more just world. We reject the proliferation of exploitation, racism, bigotry, and socioeconomic injustice that dominate the policies of Donald Trump, just as we renounce the neoliberal status quo that came before him.”

MU330
MU330
St. Louis, MO

Bio

MU330

Weezer Ska? MU330 plays an amazing collection of ska, rock, punk, and just good stuff you’ll want to sing along to. They have a high energy live show that you can’t miss!

A Wilhelm Scream
A Wilhelm Scream
New Bedford, MA

Bio

A Wilhelm Scream

How does one gauge the success of a band pushing the envelope of a genre that receives little to no credit by the mainstream media? In the case of A Wilhelm Scream, the answer is “Who cares?” – As a band playing punk rock for over a decade, members Trevor Reilly, Nuno Pereira, Nick Angelini, Brian Robinson and Mike Supina haven’t focused on success, image or whatever bandwagon a group can jump on to get their music into the ears of listeners: It’s the ideal of music from an honest place, playing to the kids who want to hear more than a simple love song, or want an opinion rammed down their throats.

Despite operating just below the radar A Wilhelm Scream have carved out a reputation as one of the best live bands around, bolstered by their staggeringly rich albums of ultratechnical melodic punk rock firestorms. Playing 250+ worldwide shows each year, the band posses a work ethic best described as ‘heroic’.

Cancer Bats
Cancer Bats
playing "Hail Destroyer"
Toronto, ON

Bio

Cancer Bats

“No more bull shit…” asserts singer Liam Cormier of CANCER BATS.

“That was our declaration for this whole album,” he says when speaking about the band’s fifth studio recording Searching For Zero. The choruses are hookier, the screams more savage, the riffs more vicious, the songs more powerful. This is the CANCER BATS at their pinnacle – their “True Zero.”

“We were coming out of what was a really heavy year for all of us, with a lot of challenges, non-stop touring and the deaths of people really close to the band. Us dealing with all of that and how that’s taken its toll,” explains Cormier about the headspace he shared with his band mates – drummer Mike Peters, guitarist Scott Middleton, and bassist Jaye Schwarzer – surrounding the album’s composition.

As such, the 10 tracks that comprise Searching For Zero, produced by Ross Robinson (Sepultura, Slipknot, At The Drive In, Glass Jaw, Blood Bothers and The Cure), marks a new extension of the band’s already staple sonic components – the urgency and intensity inherent in Cormier’s vocals,Middleton’s sometimes sludgy, sometimes raging riffage, and the grimy, gritty,heavy-hitting rhythm section of Peters and Schwarzer, are all present. However, the album boasts a more raw and organic tonal signature than any previous Bats collection, with melodic elements not only musically but also vocally, which Cormier largely credits to their producer and their metal idols.

Robinson brought a bare-bones aural aesthetic to the material, capturing a sound that unites the thrashy metal-tinged hardcore of their previous releases with a meaty lo-fi intensity, found only in their live shows amongst the sweaty masses.The other change was brought out by the band’s love and admiration of Black Sabbath, whom they cover extensively under their alter ego, Bat Sabbath.

“In learning all those Sabbath songs, I ended up having to figure out how to really sing” says Cormier, laughing. “Then it was Ross really pushing me to use that new voice I had discovered.”

As a result, Searching For Zero is impressive in its polarity – simultaneously the most melodic yet menacing CANCER BATS release, incorporating the crude hardcore punk of their 2006 debut Birthing The Giant and more metal leanings of 2008’s Hail Destroyer while pushing the heavy hybrid sounds of 2010’s Mayors Bears Scraps and Bones and 2012’s darker Dead Set On Living to a new plateau.

“With all of these things we’ve had to deal with this past year, we were all at the point of saying “No More Bull Shit,” we’ve dealt with everything, nothing is standing in our way,” Cormier explains. “We’ve found our absolute zero, where there can no longer be a negative, and from that point, everything moving forward can only be positive.”

That positivity –that willingness to change what you can and let go of the rest – is the source of resolution. “There are real reasons we do this,” Cormier says assuredly. “We love being in this band, and we love the people that were lucky enough to share this with.”

Nowhere is that more evident than a CANCER BATS show, where band, fans, and unsuspecting bystanders unite under a banner of raised fists and banging heads. The energy is as undeniably infectious as the music itself and has helped the band hold its own on club and festival stages around the world.

Searching For Zero comes from a place of heavy contemplation for its creators, and at times, that contemplation grew grim and dark. But the end result is an acceptance of the realities that come with pursuing a passion, leaving CANCER BATS with a reinvigorated drive to do right by themselves and the people that have followed them this far.

“We think of the kids that have been with us the whole way,” Cormier states. “And we’re going to make sure that nobody ever regrets buying an album or getting a tattoo of our band put on their bodies for the rest of their lives, we’re all in this for the long haul.”

Get Dead
Get Dead
San Francisco, CA

Bio

Get Dead

There aren’t a lot of bands like Get Dead around these days. Instead of worrying about gimmicks and trends, this fivesome from San Francisco, California have always focused on the music and that’s evident with every passion-filled note they play. Get Dead started out performing together in 2007 after their respective bands called it quits and eventually attracted the attention of NOFX frontman Fat Mike who produced the band’s first full-length, « Bad News », as well as their new full-length, « Honesty Lives Elsewhere », and released both records on his label Fat Wreck Chords.

War on Women
War on Women
Baltimore, MD

Bio

War on Women

War On Women is a co-ed feminist hardcore-punk band. Formed in Baltimore, MD in 2011, W.O.W. use driving riffs and in your face vocals that attack the listener both sonically and lyrically, penning catchy and confrontational songs that touch on rape culture, street harassment, the gender wage gap, transphobia, and other vitally pertinent social issues.

In 2015, W.O.W. released their debut self-titled full length (recorded in collaboration with J. Robbins at Magpie Cage) on Bridge Nine Records and have been touring relentlessly ever since, with dates in the US, UK, and Western Europe sharing the stage with such bands as the Refused, Propagandhi, Anti-Flag, Boy Sets Fire, Jello Biafra, RVIVR, Iron Reagan, Dismemberment Plan, and Shai Hulud.

This Is a Standoff
This Is a Standoff
Calgary, AB

Arms Aloft
Arms Aloft
Eau Claire, WI

Bio

Arms Aloft

To better understand Arms Aloft you need to get to know their homeland, The Great Lakes. No no, not Chicago or Cleveland or Detroit, these punk weirdos are from THE NORTH. Half the band hails from Minneapolis and the other two lumberjacks are from Eau Claire, WI. Up in that neck of the woods the people wear large bricks of cheese upon their heads in a display of provincial unity. Ya sure, ya betcha. Well, these kids were destined for more than a life of ice-fishing and drinking Rhinelanders at the sawmill, so they started a band and caught people’s attention with their leftist message and raspy melodies. And on « What A Time To Be Barely Alive » they have 12 songs that take rootsy punk (like Billy Bragg and early Gaslight Anthem) and blend it with the personal politics of bands like The Clash and Dillinger Four. Plus, the cover art has a herd of swine busting out of a pigpen. Ain’t that some shit?

Tsunami Bomb
Tsunami Bomb
Petaluma, CA

Bio

Tsunami Bomb

Forming in 1998 in the town of Petaluma, CA., Tsunami Bomb was the brain child of bassist Dominic Davi and keyboard/vocalist Oobliette Sparks. Wanting to combine influences from the darker punk of Northern California scene, with the classic Southern California hardcore, Tsunami Bomb set itself apart from it’s fellow bands early on with energetic and dynamic live shows, dual female vocals, and atmospheric synths that helped quickly build a fiercely loyal fan base.

Fast forward to 2016, where due to fan demand Kung Fu Records has collected the early, now out-of-print and rare E.P.’s into a 14 track LP collection, « Trust No One ». On the heels of this announcement, the original TSUNAMI BOMB line-up of Davi and Sparks, along with long time drummer Gabe Lindeman, have reunited with the help of vocalist Kate Jacobi to support this new release.

After a string of sold out shows around the US and festivals appearances such as the Vans Warped Tour and Remember The Punks, this rejuvenated Tsunami Bomb shows no signs of slowing down, with the band spending most of 2017 writing songs for a brand new album.

Barn Burner
Barn Burner
Reunion show
Montréal, QC

Bio

Barn Burner

With the volume, technicality and intensity that embodies heavy metal and the overarching catchiness and longevity of stoner and classic rock, Barn Burner capture a signature sound that cannot be easily placed or categorized. Cultivating the principles of partying and the ever lasting might of the riff, Barn Burner creates a live atmosphere that render an audience incapable of standing still. Whether it is giving your best friend a well-deserved swill of beer or lovingly smashing the bottle over his head to the sound of a ruthless riff, Barn Burner will fulfill the demands of its listeners. Having finished their second record and follow up to the critically acclaimed Bangers, Barn Burner are prepared to unleash something more fierce…

Brixton Robbers
Brixton Robbers
Reunion show
Montréal, QC

Slingshot Dakota
Slingshot Dakota
Bethlehem, PA

Such Gold
Such Gold
Rochester, NY

Bio

Such Gold

Such Gold formed in 2009 in Rochester, NY – a region steeped in tradition for quality punk and melodic hardcore bands, and DIY ethic. The band quickly released a demo, followed by a series of EPs and split 7”s on labels like No Sleep and 6131 Records.

In 2012 the band released their full-length debut « Misadventures » via Razor and Tie, produced and engineered by the renowned Steve Evetts (Kid Dynamite, Saves the Day, Snapcase). The LP reached #6 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and brought the band instant acclaim with both the hardcore and pop-punk scenes.

As with any budding group there were a few bumps in the road during the band’s formative years, including the departure of a series of founding members. Vocalist Ben Kotin seized the opportunity to fill the void on guitar which sparked a new creative element in the band, and a musical push into new territory. Kotin, guitarist Nate Derby and bassist Jon Markson recruited drummer Matt Covey (formerly of Shai Hulud) to re-develop Such Gold as we know them today.

2014’s « The New Sidewalk », produced and engineered by the infamous duo of Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore (Descendents, Rise Against, Propagandhi), was the first release to feature the modern lineup and a more complex and intense Such Gold. Their new incarnation saw a further exodus from the band’s earlier pop-punk tendencies and found them identifying more with the music they grew up with—fast, riffy, technical and forward-thinking punk and angular, dissonant math rock.

In 2016 the band re-released 2010’s « Pedestals » EP as a re-mixed, re-mastered collection featuring the original release, plus b-sides from the era, on Bird Attack Records – a label founded by the band’s long-time friend Garrett Wadford.

“We met Garrett several years ago while playing a festival in Costa Rica and have stayed good friends ever since,” guitarist Nate Derby says. “It’s been great to watch him grow Bird Attack Records into a record label synonymous with quality punk music and I think he’s long since proven to us that Bird Attack is a worthy home for our band. »

The resilient group has spent equal amounts of time touring both domestically and abroad with the likes of Strung Out, PUP, The Story So Far, PEARS, Anti-Flag, A Wilhelm Scream, the Flatliners, Millencolin and more.

Not to be slowed down, Such Gold prepares to release their jarring new EP « Deep In A Hole ». This 5-song musical exploration shows off their superior ability to combine catchy melodies and arrangements with a mastery of harmonic color and wild textures. The result spans the bands’ sonic past, present and future via their new home at Bird Attack Records. Produced and engineered by the band’s own Jon Markson, and mixed and mastered by Jason Livermore at The Blasting Room, « Deep in a Hole » is Such Gold at their best – doing things their own way.

Dan Potthast
Dan Potthast
Santa Cruz, CA

Bio

Dan Potthast

« Dan Potthast is a living legend. Don’t fuck with him. His influence on punk and ska bands runs deeper than you could possibly imagine. He is a songwriting and performing genius and has toured all over the world.. USA, UK, Russia, Scandinavia, Europe, Japan, Korea, Australia, and even Mars. Listen to any of the countless albums he has released with MU330 or as a solo artist, and you will certainly agree that he is an unstoppable lyricist and a master of melody. »

– Dan Potthast

Junior Battles
Junior Battles
Toronto, ON

Bio

Junior Battles

Did you ever see that episode of the original Twilight Zone where the journalist had the haunted typewriter? It worked like this: He’d sit down, type a made up story and the next day that shit would really happen, giving him the ultimate scoop on all his dumb journalist friends. Pretty good episode, actually. Well, there’s a band of kids from Ontario called Junior Battles who seem to have that same kind of thing going on right now, minus the typewriter. It’s almost like one of ‘em has a genie crammed up their ass or something.

Take the story of their success for example: One night, they’re sitting around wildly dreaming about being able to put a record out on Paper and Plastick and the very next day they get an email from P&P overlord, Vinnie, out of the blue, asking if they want to do a record. Next, they asked for the best bio in the world and hey! What do you know? Anyhoo…these canucks are more than just Kreskin-like predictors of the future, they’re also ushering in the bold new era of what can only be referred to as post-beard rock, playing heartfelt, angular pop punk that reminds you of your favorite bands without being derivative, and they’re bringing it to you people with Idle Ages, their full length debut, coming out on P+P on June 28. You heard it here folks!

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A Wilhelm Scream

  • New Bedford, MA
  • Bio
  • A Wilhelm Scream

    How does one gauge the success of a band pushing the envelope of a genre that receives little to no credit by the mainstream media? In the case of A Wilhelm Scream, the answer is “Who cares?” – As a band playing punk rock for over a decade, members Trevor Reilly, Nuno Pereira, Nick Angelini, Brian Robinson and Mike Supina haven’t focused on success, image or whatever bandwagon a group can jump on to get their music into the ears of listeners: It’s the ideal of music from an honest place, playing to the kids who want to hear more than a simple love song, or want an opinion rammed down their throats.

    Despite operating just below the radar A Wilhelm Scream have carved out a reputation as one of the best live bands around, bolstered by their staggeringly rich albums of ultratechnical melodic punk rock firestorms. Playing 250+ worldwide shows each year, the band posses a work ethic best described as ‘heroic’.

After the Fall

  • Albany, NY
  • Bio
  • After the Fall

    Albany, NY’s After The Fall will be expanding upon a decade-long career of punk rock with the release of its fourth studio full-length record, Unkind, on March 19, 2013 via Paper + Plastick Records.

    The band – consisting of vocalist / guitarist Mike Moak, guitarist Tyler Paige, bassist / vocalist Will Savage, and drummer Chris Millington – recorded Unkind in its hometown with producer Tim Lynch. The record was mixed and mastered by The Descendents’ Stephen Egerton.

    Serving as the follow-up to the Eradication LP, After The Fall’s newest release showcases a sound with more depth than the band has ever had before. With two other full-lengths under the band’s belt (2005’s Everything and 2009’s Fort Orange), the group has honed and perfected its craft and Unkind proves to be its most impressive work.

Anti-Flag

  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Bio
  • Anti-Flag

    Anti-Flag’s new studio album, American Fall, follows 2015’s well-received American Spring. With Good Charlotte’s Benji Madden on board as co-producer, the band has intensified their signature anthemic style with bigger melodies, tighter songcraft, and thicker guitars.

    American Fall is bold – both musically and politically – and Anti-Flag’s time is now.

    With Anti-Flag, a new album is always a call to arms and a call to action that reminds listeners to question everyone and everything, including the current administration.

    “The politics of distraction influences people to lose focus on what makes a positive impact on their lives and the world,” the band said about the new album. “It encourages people to make choices that are not in their best interest and reduces society’s ability to make progressive change.

    “The American Fall is our rejection of this harmful distraction. At this crucial moment in history, we must focus on pushing past the status quo to create a better and more just world. We reject the proliferation of exploitation, racism, bigotry, and socioeconomic injustice that dominate the policies of Donald Trump, just as we renounce the neoliberal status quo that came before him.”

Arms Aloft

  • Eau Claire, WI
  • Bio
  • Arms Aloft

    To better understand Arms Aloft you need to get to know their homeland, The Great Lakes. No no, not Chicago or Cleveland or Detroit, these punk weirdos are from THE NORTH. Half the band hails from Minneapolis and the other two lumberjacks are from Eau Claire, WI. Up in that neck of the woods the people wear large bricks of cheese upon their heads in a display of provincial unity. Ya sure, ya betcha. Well, these kids were destined for more than a life of ice-fishing and drinking Rhinelanders at the sawmill, so they started a band and caught people’s attention with their leftist message and raspy melodies. And on « What A Time To Be Barely Alive » they have 12 songs that take rootsy punk (like Billy Bragg and early Gaslight Anthem) and blend it with the personal politics of bands like The Clash and Dillinger Four. Plus, the cover art has a herd of swine busting out of a pigpen. Ain’t that some shit?

Barn Burner (Reunion show)

  • Montréal, QC
  • Bio
  • Barn Burner

    With the volume, technicality and intensity that embodies heavy metal and the overarching catchiness and longevity of stoner and classic rock, Barn Burner capture a signature sound that cannot be easily placed or categorized. Cultivating the principles of partying and the ever lasting might of the riff, Barn Burner creates a live atmosphere that render an audience incapable of standing still. Whether it is giving your best friend a well-deserved swill of beer or lovingly smashing the bottle over his head to the sound of a ruthless riff, Barn Burner will fulfill the demands of its listeners. Having finished their second record and follow up to the critically acclaimed Bangers, Barn Burner are prepared to unleash something more fierce…

BHATT

  • Québec, QC

Birds of Paradise

  • Montréal, QC
  • Bio
  • Birds of Paradise

    Birds of paradise est un trio folk/acoustique rafraîchissant constitué des trois musiciennes de formation Olivia Sirois, Florence Théoret et Lauri-Anne Francoeur. C’est en mariant leurs timbres de voix uniques et leur jeu particulier qu’elles arrangent de façon pétillante et colorée des chansons du répertoire populaire et interprètent leurs compositions originales.

    Amoureuses du temps des Fêtes, elles proposent également une formule a cappella de pièces qui illumineront vos festivités hivernales.

Brixton Robbers (Reunion show)

  • Montréal, QC

Burly Wood

  • Montréal, QC
  • Bio
  • Burly Wood

    Rock-grunge-punk Montreal based band formed by four guys who met in 2015 with the ambition to simply create good music. Obviously inspired by the bands some of the members used to be in (Pif Paf Hangover, Apple blue, PL Mafia, Seven days not a week), Burly Wood became what their first EP, « Watch it burn » is: heavy but also melodic and groovy music. Recorded in the Montreal’s Mixart studio in october 2016, by the magic fingers of Greg Smith, then mastered by the legendary Ryan Morey, that 8 tracks masterpiece really shows what Burly wood is: a blend of many influences that is most likely to be listened to around a fire, in a rock show or in your car while road-tripping around the world!


    Groupe de rock-grunge-punk de Montréal formé de quatre gars qui se sont donnés rendez-vous en 2015 afin de faire de la bonne musique. Évidemment inspiré des différents héritages musicaux de chacun des membres (Pif Paf Hangover, Apple blue, PL Mafia, Seven days not a week), Burly Wood a pris forme pour devenir ce que leur premier EP, « Watch it burn » présente: de la musique lourde mais à la fois mélodique et entraînante. Enregistré au studio montréalais de « Mixart » en octobre 2016, par les doigts magiques de Greg Smith, puis masterisé par le légendaire Ryan Morey, cet opus de 8 titres représente réellement ce que Burly Wood est: un mélange de plusieurs influences qui s’écoute aussi bien sur le bord d’un feu, dans un show rock ou encore à l’intérieur de votre voiture lors de votre prochain road trip !

Cancer Bats (playing "Hail Destroyer")

  • Toronto, ON
  • Bio
  • Cancer Bats

    “No more bull shit…” asserts singer Liam Cormier of CANCER BATS.

    “That was our declaration for this whole album,” he says when speaking about the band’s fifth studio recording Searching For Zero. The choruses are hookier, the screams more savage, the riffs more vicious, the songs more powerful. This is the CANCER BATS at their pinnacle – their “True Zero.”

    “We were coming out of what was a really heavy year for all of us, with a lot of challenges, non-stop touring and the deaths of people really close to the band. Us dealing with all of that and how that’s taken its toll,” explains Cormier about the headspace he shared with his band mates – drummer Mike Peters, guitarist Scott Middleton, and bassist Jaye Schwarzer – surrounding the album’s composition.

    As such, the 10 tracks that comprise Searching For Zero, produced by Ross Robinson (Sepultura, Slipknot, At The Drive In, Glass Jaw, Blood Bothers and The Cure), marks a new extension of the band’s already staple sonic components – the urgency and intensity inherent in Cormier’s vocals,Middleton’s sometimes sludgy, sometimes raging riffage, and the grimy, gritty,heavy-hitting rhythm section of Peters and Schwarzer, are all present. However, the album boasts a more raw and organic tonal signature than any previous Bats collection, with melodic elements not only musically but also vocally, which Cormier largely credits to their producer and their metal idols.

    Robinson brought a bare-bones aural aesthetic to the material, capturing a sound that unites the thrashy metal-tinged hardcore of their previous releases with a meaty lo-fi intensity, found only in their live shows amongst the sweaty masses.The other change was brought out by the band’s love and admiration of Black Sabbath, whom they cover extensively under their alter ego, Bat Sabbath.

    “In learning all those Sabbath songs, I ended up having to figure out how to really sing” says Cormier, laughing. “Then it was Ross really pushing me to use that new voice I had discovered.”

    As a result, Searching For Zero is impressive in its polarity – simultaneously the most melodic yet menacing CANCER BATS release, incorporating the crude hardcore punk of their 2006 debut Birthing The Giant and more metal leanings of 2008’s Hail Destroyer while pushing the heavy hybrid sounds of 2010’s Mayors Bears Scraps and Bones and 2012’s darker Dead Set On Living to a new plateau.

    “With all of these things we’ve had to deal with this past year, we were all at the point of saying “No More Bull Shit,” we’ve dealt with everything, nothing is standing in our way,” Cormier explains. “We’ve found our absolute zero, where there can no longer be a negative, and from that point, everything moving forward can only be positive.”

    That positivity –that willingness to change what you can and let go of the rest – is the source of resolution. “There are real reasons we do this,” Cormier says assuredly. “We love being in this band, and we love the people that were lucky enough to share this with.”

    Nowhere is that more evident than a CANCER BATS show, where band, fans, and unsuspecting bystanders unite under a banner of raised fists and banging heads. The energy is as undeniably infectious as the music itself and has helped the band hold its own on club and festival stages around the world.

    Searching For Zero comes from a place of heavy contemplation for its creators, and at times, that contemplation grew grim and dark. But the end result is an acceptance of the realities that come with pursuing a passion, leaving CANCER BATS with a reinvigorated drive to do right by themselves and the people that have followed them this far.

    “We think of the kids that have been with us the whole way,” Cormier states. “And we’re going to make sure that nobody ever regrets buying an album or getting a tattoo of our band put on their bodies for the rest of their lives, we’re all in this for the long haul.”

City Mouse

  • Riverside, CA

Colonel Sun

  • Montréal, QC
  • Bio
  • Colonel Sun

    Colonel Sun. A time machine? Unlikely. A midlife crisis? Perhaps.

    Either way, Colonel Sun is the brainchild of Montreal-native Scott Cook (formerly Dead Days, Ablyss, Bodyjarr). On the edge of abandonment, Scott realized that he had a few more stories to tell. So, armed with his guitar, his voice, and his laptop, he took a journey through a mind full of memories, anecdotes, and sarcasm. To Scott’s surprise, this journey culminated in an invasion of sorts—a suburban invasion, in fact—and, in the blink of an eye, a musical battle plan had been laid. Proudly, Scott promoted himself to Colonel. However, he quickly realized that an invasion of this scale could not be fought alone. Enter longtime comrades Mishka Stein and Robbie Kuster (of Patrick Watson) as well as Simon Angell (of Thus Owls). Without hesitation, this fearless trio assumed their stations and the four brave soldiers entered the battlefield…

    Now, Montreal-based Colonel Sun is a rock n’ roll band, inspired by music that is charged by feel and emotion. Compared to bands such as Mudhoney, Failure, and Helmet, Colonel Sun clearly runs on fuel from the ’90s. However, the members’ collective musical background is so eclectic that the band’s dirty-rock edge is, at times, polished by musically-progressive overtones.

Complainers

  • Montréal, QC

Cory Call

  • Denver, CO

Cut Up

  • San Francisco, CA

Dan Potthast

  • Santa Cruz, CA
  • Bio
  • Dan Potthast

    « Dan Potthast is a living legend. Don’t fuck with him. His influence on punk and ska bands runs deeper than you could possibly imagine. He is a songwriting and performing genius and has toured all over the world.. USA, UK, Russia, Scandinavia, Europe, Japan, Korea, Australia, and even Mars. Listen to any of the countless albums he has released with MU330 or as a solo artist, and you will certainly agree that he is an unstoppable lyricist and a master of melody. »

    – Dan Potthast

Danny Rebel & the KGB

  • Montréal, QC
  • Bio
  • Danny Rebel & the KGB

    DANNY REBEL & THE KGB return from the nether regions of the Galaxy to ensure the Human race can DIG the new sights & sounds. HEAL, Brother, HEAL!

    BLASTOFF!

    5 men on a mission, 5 men who have collided together to create a sound unlike any other. A sound designed to enlighten those who are HIP to the fact that it’s alright to love Punk as much as Reggae, Soul as much as Gypsy Revival, Bang! as much as Boom!. A style formed on the basis that pushing the envelope is a necessity, not an outcome.
    5 men who want nothing more than to travel far & wide to bring people the sound they’ve created. Through tireless efforts in the fields of Style & Substance, Danny Rebel & The KGB have been, since 2006, systematically crossing off places on the map as « Conquered » or « To be conquered ». Your city is NEXT.

    Their crowning achievement of their work comes in the form of their debut full-length, BLASTOFF!, recorded & produced by Dub scientist Victor Rice. An album that spans sixteen tracks and three continents, available Summer 2012 on Stomp Records, is all you’ll need to convince yourself deep down that you were, are, and always will be a part of the KGB. So fly your flag, get on the dance floor, and let loose! When faced with the prospect of the future, the KGB are quick to reply:

    « We’ve traveled back in time from the future to ensure that all is BANG!, life is BOOM!, and the universe continues to be 300% DYNAMITE! »

Dead Broke

  • Toronto, ON

Dollars for Deadbeats

  • Munich, DE

Ellen and the Degenerates

  • Brooklyn, NY

Empty Lungs

  • Belfast, NI

Get Dead

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Bio
  • Get Dead

    There aren’t a lot of bands like Get Dead around these days. Instead of worrying about gimmicks and trends, this fivesome from San Francisco, California have always focused on the music and that’s evident with every passion-filled note they play. Get Dead started out performing together in 2007 after their respective bands called it quits and eventually attracted the attention of NOFX frontman Fat Mike who produced the band’s first full-length, « Bad News », as well as their new full-length, « Honesty Lives Elsewhere », and released both records on his label Fat Wreck Chords.

Gilbert et les amis de Tom

  • Montréal, QC

Greg Laraigné

  • Montréal, QC

Hate It Too

  • Québec, QC
  • Bio
  • Hate It Too

    Hate it Too started out in 2008, by the banks of the St-Lawrence River in Trois-Pistoles, Québec. The band, which at first was only a hobby for a couple of high school kids, turned out to be a more serious project as 2010 began.

    In the summer of 2012, the band moved to Québec City and recorded their first release: “It’s About Time”, which came out in November later that year. The EP consisted of the quartet’s best tracks since its inception.

    At the dawn of 2013, the Québec City outfit started working on its first full length record. It took nearly two years – and a bass player change – for the band to start recording its first effort, Purple Mountains. The debut album came out on August 18th, 2015.

    Hate it too is currently promoting the album across the Province of Quebec and is looking forward for new opportunities to get their music heard around the globe. Purple Mountains, as well as the EP, has sold many copies in different places in Europe, Asia, South America and of course North America. They shared the stage with talented acts such as Gob, Bigwig, Seaway, Old Man Markley, The Brains, Mute, A Wilhelm Scream, Dance Laury Dance, Sandveiss, Cobra Skulls, The Hunters, and the list goes on.

Honey Joy

  • London, UK

Hot Knife

  • Brooklyn, NY

Inhalants

  • Toronto, ON
  • Bio
  • Inhalants

    Inhalants are some pretentious fucks from Ontario.

Jesse Lebourdais

  • Vancouver, BC
  • Bio
  • Jesse Lebourdais

    Based out of Vancouver, BC but with a heart from a small town, Jesse LeBourdais has spent the last 5 years putting rubber to pavement and fingers to chords. Constantly on the move, he has played hundreds of shows across thousands of kilometres with little more than a guitar, his voice and a will to endure all there is to encounter. Songs steeped in the folk traditions of storytelling and fuelled by the raw emotion of punk rock lead to shouted heart-felt lyrics of life, and boot-stomping melodies that you hold in your bones.

    Jesse and his band – the Long Winter – began recording his 4th full length album “GRIEF INTENSITY FRIENDSHIP” in the fall of 2016 with legendary Engineer/Producer Jesse Gander at Vancouver’s Rain City Recorders. Recorded mostly live-on-the-floor and mixed with mostly analogue gear, the result is his most cohesive and sonically driven collection of songs to date. 12 songs borne out of the pain of loss, the strength of friendship, and the excitement of things to come.

Junior Battles

  • Toronto, ON
  • Bio
  • Junior Battles

    Did you ever see that episode of the original Twilight Zone where the journalist had the haunted typewriter? It worked like this: He’d sit down, type a made up story and the next day that shit would really happen, giving him the ultimate scoop on all his dumb journalist friends. Pretty good episode, actually. Well, there’s a band of kids from Ontario called Junior Battles who seem to have that same kind of thing going on right now, minus the typewriter. It’s almost like one of ‘em has a genie crammed up their ass or something.

    Take the story of their success for example: One night, they’re sitting around wildly dreaming about being able to put a record out on Paper and Plastick and the very next day they get an email from P&P overlord, Vinnie, out of the blue, asking if they want to do a record. Next, they asked for the best bio in the world and hey! What do you know? Anyhoo…these canucks are more than just Kreskin-like predictors of the future, they’re also ushering in the bold new era of what can only be referred to as post-beard rock, playing heartfelt, angular pop punk that reminds you of your favorite bands without being derivative, and they’re bringing it to you people with Idle Ages, their full length debut, coming out on P+P on June 28. You heard it here folks!

Kali Masi

  • Chicago, IL
  • Bio
  • Kali Masi

    Kali Masi is a punk rock band from Chicago’s ever-ripening music scene. Kali Masi is clever and cathartic, offering melodies sculpted around angles and curves that will pull even the most jaded punks in from the back of the room. Their singles Jejune and Sputter showcase the bands aggressive and meditative roots while foreshadowing the sure-fire full-length Wind Instrument to be released in 2017.

Les Happycuriens

  • Repentigny, QC
  • Bio
  • Les Happycuriens

    Les Happycuriens, c’est un impressionnant groupe québécois de ska 100% francophone. En effet, en jumelant des mélodies très accrocheuses à des textes autant absurdes que lucides, le groupe lanaudois propose une musique festive dégageant un rafraichissant sentiment de bonheur et de joie de vivre. Concocté à partir d’influences reggae, jazz, rock et populaire, le mélange musical peut facilement rappeler des groupes comme Les Colocs, Yelo Molo et The Planet Smashers.

    Appuyé par leur éclatante section de cuivres, l’énergie des Happycuriens devient hautement contagieuse en concert. La participation des spectateurs devient toute naturelle et la foule ne peut s’empêcher de taper du pied, de hocher la tête et de danser sur les airs frénétiques du groupe. Il faut savoir que les 8 musiciens chevronnés sont aussi de bons amis, ce qui rend palpable leur chimie et leur plaisir de jouer, ainsi que leur désir de partager leur musique en français.

    Depuis 2008, la formation prend son envol sur la scène québécoise. Elle se produit régulièrement sur les planches des différents festivals et bars du Québec. En fait, le groupe a déjà pris part à des fêtes Nationales, l’Oktoberfest des Québécois, le Festival Feu et Glace de Repentigny, le Pouzzafest et plusieurs autres. Lors de ces événements, les musiciens ont pu partager la scène avec Les Trois Accords, Mes Aïeux, Alfa Rococo, Claude Dubois, Yves Lambert, Lagwagon et The Planet Smashers.
    Ayant déjà un album et un EP à son actif, Les Happycuriens sont actuellement en production d’un deuxième album pour continuer leurs aventures sur la scène québécoise.

Lost Love

  • Montréal, QC
  • Bio
  • Lost Love

    Lost Love is a yound melodic pop-punk four-piece from Montreal. Formed in early 2013, the band has toured relentlessly through Canada and the USA. They’ve shared the stage with some seriously awesome bands like Masked Intruder, Teenage Bottlerocket, PUP, The Ataris, Jeff Rosenstock, Make Do And Mend, DeeCracks and The Queers.

    Twenty-sixteen is shaping up to be a busy year for Lost Love. They’re releasing their second full length « Comfortable Scars » slated for an April 22nd release on Stomp Records (digital + cd). The good folks from Ocelot Records will be handling a super limited edition vinyl run released at the same time. Comfortable Scars captures Lost Love doing what they do best: playing honest pop-punk with their bleeding hearts pinned proudly on their denim sleeves. The album features 11 addictive songs that speak about making peace and finding comfort with painful moments from the past.

    To support the album, Lost Love is embarking on an epic worldwide tour spanning 4 months. Starting in Canada late April, followed by Europe for May-June and ending in the USA through July-August….Crazy bastards.

    For fans of Alkaline Trio, Gaslight Anthem, The Menzingers, The Lawrence Arms and The Weakerthans.

    « They’re rough-cut and pouring their hearts out, but with a neat grit and unpolished finish that borders perfectly with the DIY/indie mission statements. » – Punknews

    « Do you like your punk rock explosive and exciting? What about punk with a healthy sense of melody? And lastly, do you enjoy punk with choruses to shout your heart out along to? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’ll want to check out Lost Love. » – Dying Scene

Mike Frazier

  • Winchester, VA

Mobina Galore

  • Winnipeg, MB
  • Bio
  • Mobina Galore

    Mobina Galore, based out of Winnipeg, MB, Canada, are a vocally aggressive power chord punk rock duo formed in 2011 by Jenna (guitar/vocals) and Marcia (drums/vocals). They are signed to New Damage Records (North America) and Gunner Records (Europe/UK).

    Their latest album, Feeling Disconnected, was released on Feb 24, 2017 following an extensive tour in Canada, the States, Europe and the UK including dates at Groezrock, Punk Rock Bowling and FEST. They were nominated as Rock Artist of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards in 2017.

    2016 found them mostly on the road; including a 16 date support tour with Against Me! in Europe and the UK following their Dec 2, 2016 release, Singles & B-Sides EP.

    CBC Radio 3 naming them one of the Top 15 Punk Bands in Canada of 2015.

    Their 2014 release, Cities Away, was released independently in North America in Dec 2014 and through Gunner Records in Europe in Sep 2015. The debut single “Bad Love Song” tackled the charts reaching #6 in high rotation on CBC Radio 3, was picked up by select commercial rock stations in Canada and Europe and received a placement on the YTV show, Open Heart.

    They have toured numerous times in Canada, Europe, the UK and America and have showcased at Canadian Music Week, Pouzza Fest, NXNE, Big Fun Festival, Juno Fest and Golden Sound Festival and are often compared to the likes of The Distillers and L7.

    Some artists Mobina Galore have opened up for include Against Me!, Propagandhi, PUP and Milk Teeth.

Molly Rhythm

  • Trenton, NJ
  • Bio
  • Molly Rhythm

    This Philadelphia/Trenton based act is a multi-chick fronted eclectic, eccentric, theatrical, kicking and screaming, face melting music machine. The members have been working together in different combinations creating music in one form or another for quite sometime, spanning genres such as creepy alt rock, blues, reggae, classical, punk, classic rock, hip-hop and metal. A diverse appreciation for music coupled with such varied influences command a truly unique sound. With distinct harmonies, an insatiable drive to perform and create, you’ll not be left wanting for better entertainment or artistic stimulation.

MU330

  • St. Louis, MO
  • Bio
  • MU330

    Weezer Ska? MU330 plays an amazing collection of ska, rock, punk, and just good stuff you’ll want to sing along to. They have a high energy live show that you can’t miss!

Nervous Dater

  • New York, NY
  • Bio
  • Nervous Dater

    The members of Nervous Dater are originally from Pennsylvania, Florida, New Jersey, and Connecticut, respectively. They all reside in the Brooklyn borough of NYC and make emotional music fueled by their mutual love of Dominos Pizza, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, brass monkeys, and general debauchery.

Nightmarathons

  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Bio
  • Nightmarathons

    Formed in the winter months of 2016, Nightmarathons melds varying punk, post punk, and first-wave emo influences to create their own unique take on melodic punk rock music. Their first recorded effort, a self-titled EP out May 5th on A-F Records and Between the Days records, is an echo of nostalgia, conjuring up that old feeling that you felt back in 2001 in that elks lodge right before those first chords rang out and changed your life forever.

Oakhearts

  • Montréal, QC

OC45

  • Boston, MA
  • Bio
  • OC45

    OC45 is an independent punk band from Boston, MA. Formed in the summer of 2011, OC45 has taken a relentless approach to touring and spent well over a calendar year traversing the highways of North America. 2017 has seen OC45’s first journey across the pond for two weeks in Europe with The Jukebox Romantics (courtesy of City-Rat Records).

    OC45 has shared the stage with the Swingin’ Utters, Teenage Bottlerocket, Cockney Rejects, Youth Brigade, Street Dogs, Agent Orange, The Casualties, DOA, MDC, Koffin Kats, Hudson Falcons, Darkbuster, Big D and the Kids Table, A Wilhelm Scream, Get Dead, PEARS, La Plebe, Far From Finished, Potato Pirates, The Scandals, Sniper 66, Russian Girlfriends and many more.

On the Cinder

  • Buffalo, NY
  • Bio
  • On the Cinder

    On The Cinder is a three piece Punk Rock/Melodic Hardcore band from Buffalo, NY. Fanboys of fast and technical hardcore. Connoisseurs of sweaty, chant along punk rock anthems. Basement dwellers shouting our way to the next big adventure.

Pkew Pkew Pkew

  • Toronto, ON
  • Bio
  • Pkew Pkew Pkew

    Punks and jocks haven’t always seen eye-to-eye. The in-group/out-group dynamics of each haven’t been very forgiving to the other. Luckily, the Toronto punk rockers in PKEWPKEWPKEW (sometimes stylized as PKEWx3) don’t subscribe to one or the other- they’re more interested in the transitional space in between.

    That’s the space the band inhabits on their self-titled debut record. It’s being rereleased through SideOneDummy Records under a new name: +One, so titled for the extra track it will include. On Bandcamp, the debut is tagged with the following: beer, pizza, punk, skateboarding, Toronto, and being broke. These are the topics that comprise a 22-minute flurry of unbridled guitar-punk glory; every fist-pumping whim is indulged, and no anthemic melody is underused. The compact runtime is a statement itself; rather than sketching out meandering tracks with occasional hooks, PKEW makes songs that are hooks, from start to finish. They position pop’s steadfast belief in glossy generalities against head-bashing bar-chord guitar rock.

    But this is all tied together with Mike Warne’s acerbic lyrical wit: “We don’t make much money/That should come as no surprise/We got drunk before we left so we wouldn’t have to spend much tonight,” he says on “Before We Go Out Drinking.” This isn’t air-headed, young-forever pop-punk; it’s exists in the real world, where hangovers happen and bones get broken. The boys in PKEWPKEWPKEW are pragmatists, after all: “Let’s order a pizza, I gotta eat something before I throw up,” they bellow on (you guessed it) “Let’s Order A Pizza.” It’s less a triumphant declaration of affection for boozing, and more a cross-eyed, ‘Oh shit, I drank too much and I have to be up at 7AM for work tomorrow.’

    Warne appreciates the duality. “Sports dads really like us because we sing about depressing shit and baseball, and 18-year old kids like us because we sing about drinking and pizza,” he says. Some people miss the underlying truth and beeline right for the shithead, beer-guzzling, pizza-vacuum angle. Warne doesn’t mind; he’s just stoked people are having a good time. But he reminds, “There’s definitely a depression that goes along with pretty much all of it.”

    In this way, PKEW is a reflection of life, warts and all: the gleeful, unhinged enthusiasm of their instrumentals, papercut with the underlying, honest realism of Warne’s lyrics. It’s also a stab at the breezy, coded hypermasculinity that colors much of pop-punk. In their drunken haze, misogynistic punk dude-bros might miss that PKEW are actually laughing at them behind the thunderous riffs. “We’re definitely there to make fun of it,” Warne asserts. That playful angle is at the root of his writing. “It’s just easier to write songs if you want them to be a little funny and very blunt. Once you take it too seriously, you’re writing songs that are just super vague about relationships or something.” He adds with a laugh, “That’s probably a good reason why we’re not gonna be on the radio.”

    It all loops back to their passions: music and sports, and the desire to extricate the problematic dogma that both are plagued by. “Music people and sports people not getting along is weird and lame,” Warne declares. He grew up in Stouffville, which he calls it a typical “little hockey town.” He escaped from there on the weekends to play in a band in Toronto- which nobody in Stouffville cared about. “No one thought that was cool at all,” Warne says. “I had a weird view of that really early on.”

    Working a desk job in a boring office helped guide Warne’s sharp eye for the realities of life. It’s also where PKEW began, with songs “mostly making fun of work.” He pestered a work buddy into commiserating with him. “I’d ask him to tell me to write about something,” he explains. “I’d sit at my desk at work and I’d write lyrics and I’d write what I thought the chords might end up being.” They’d return to Warne’s place to record it in Garageband. “The first night we did it, we made ‘Asshole Pandemic,’” he laughs. They burned it to a CD, went to a bar and made the DJ play it. PKEW was born, in suitable fashion.

    Of course, life in a band is not all victories. Warne feels he’s always chasing something. “There’s always this light on the horizon of cool things that are coming,” he explains. PKEWPKEWPKEW reminds us that that light comes and goes; to quote Tim McGraw in Friday Night Lights, “It’s an ugly fact of life.” But we’re here. We might as well write a good punk rock song about it.

    There’s more light on the horizon, and PKEW aren’t giving up. There’s work to be done: “We gotta get a Madden sponsorship,” Warne deadpans.

PL Mafia

  • Montréal, QC
  • Bio
  • PL Mafia

    Ensemble depuis 2003, PL Mafia est un groupe ska-punk francophone de Montréal. Avec ses prestations festives, le groupe s’est rapidement fait connaître sur la scène alternative québécoise par sa passion, son acharnement et l’énergie brute de ses spectacles. Le groupe s’est produit en concert plus de 150 fois avec plusieurs grandes têtes d’affiches (The Suicide Machines, Streetlight Manifesto, Big D and the Kids table, etc.) et ce dans 3 pays différents.

Ramona

  • Seattle, WA
  • Bio
  • Ramona

    Ramona is an East Coast band living on the West Coast. Diego (guitar/vox) and Abby (bass/vox) went to college together in Boston, Mass where they played music for a short time until Diego moved to Seattle. After a few years back in her native Philadelphia, Abby moved to Seattle to start up a new band with Diego where they met Shannon (drums) who they instantly knew was a perfect fit and had moved from New York City a few years prior. Armed with a few songs from their college days, they got to practicing and writing; quickly gathering a following with their high-energy live show and “stick to the roof of your mouth” hooks. Now they’re tired all the time and bicker frequently as they win over crowds around the Pacific Northwest. Influenced by everything from hardcore punk to hip-hop to indie-pop, they play an upbeat brand of sad tunes perfect for dancing and shouting along.

Rebuilder

  • Boston, MA
  • Bio
  • Rebuilder

    Since their beginning in 2013, Rebuilder has refused to follow the rules. Their first show was at a bar playing to no one. Their second show was playing to a sold-out crowd with The Dropkick Murphys – That’s definitely against the rules.

    So what has Rebuilder been up to since the release of their debut full length « Rock and Roll in America »? Well they’ve been doing just that. The self proclaimed gnarly-punk band from Boston has piled into their van, and brought their brand of never-say-die Rock & Roll to the people. Tireless travel up and down both coasts, throughout the Midwest, and even crossing the occasional boarder into Canada and Mexico, Rebuilder has put the pedal through the floor since their inception.

    Their newest release on Panic State Records, an EP entitled « Sounds from the Massachusetts Turnpike » ,is a fervent and rambunctious follow up to ‘RNRIA’. With power and intensity, this record widens and solidifies Rebuilder’s sonic footprint in the landscape of rock and roll, re-thinking the traditional three chord punk song and developing their own unique style. ‘Sounds from the Massachusetts Turnpike’ comes out Sept 1st and was recorded, mixed and mastered by Jay Maas at Getaway Studios in Haverhill, MA.

    Rebuilder will continue to pick up the pieces of a broken scene, and cast aside a broken system. They will soldier on, and rebuild the community of sounds that has given them so much to be thankful for.

    Refuse, Rethink, Rebuild.

Reel Big Fish

  • Orange County, CA
  • Bio
  • Reel Big Fish

    Reel Big Fish was one of the legions of Southern California ska-punk bands to edge into the mainstream following the mid-’90s success of No Doubt and Sublime. Like most of their peers, the band was distinguished by their hyperkinetic stage shows, juvenile humor, ironic covers of new wave pop songs, and metallic shards of ska. The group cultivated an underground following that broke into the mainstream in summer 1997, when their single “Sell Out” became a modern rock radio and MTV favorite. Their appearance in the movie “Baseketball” as the halftime band also gained them more fans and helped the bands popularity to grow. Still fronted by original lead singer and song writer Aaron Barrett, they continue releasing albums and touring relentlessly, playing more and more countries and bigger venues all over the world.

    Reel Big Fish recorded its self-released debut album, “Everything Sucks”, in 1995. “Everything Sucks” became a word-of-mouth underground hit in ska-punk and college circles, which gave the band enough leverage to sign with the indie label Mojo Records. The label’s president, Jay Rifkin, and former Oingo Boingo bassist John Avila co-produced “Turn the Radio Off”, which marked Reel Big Fish’s first album for Mojo. “Turn the Radio Off” was unleashed in August 1996, and over the next year, the group continually toured in support of the album’s release, expanding their fan base all the while. In spring 1997, the single “Sell Out” began receiving heavy airplay from several influential modern rock stations in the U.S., which soon translated into MTV support for the song’s quirky video. By summer, the song had become a moderate modern rock hit, and the album had charted in the Top 100.

    In 1998 the song “Take on Me” from the “Baseketball” motion picture soundtrack was released as the promotional single for the movie and once again found the band in regular rotation on rock radio and MTV in the USA.

    The Album “Why Do They Rock So Hard” followed a year later, once again enlisting Oingo Boingo Bassist John Avila as producer. The album was not as commercially successful but is still regarded by many fans as the bands finest work. The band filmed a music video for “the Set up (You Need This)”, the only single released from this album.

    The guys wound up on Jive Records in fall 2001 when their current label, Mojo, was bought by Jive’s parent label, Zomba. Reel Big Fish’s first release for Jive, a more rock-oriented record entitled “Cheer Up!”, appeared in mid-2002. This album was very successful in Europe with the video for the single “Where Have You Been” receiving heavy airplay on many music video channels.
    Later that same year, RBF did a song for a Rice Krispies called “Snap, Krackle, Pop-punk” which was used in 3 separate commercials. Also that year, they recorded a cover of Toots and the Maytals “Monkey Man” for the Nickelodeon movie “The Wild Thornberrys.” The single for “Monkey Man” was also released in the UK and received heavy radio play as well as the music video being put on heavy rotation on Kerrang TV.

    The band’s next album, the cynical yet catchy “We’re Not Happy ‘Til You’re Not Happy”, was issued in April 2005. Touring continued for the rest of the year, and Reel Big Fish happily parted ways with Jive in January 2006, having wished to be dropped from the label since the “Cheer Up!” release.

    In August 2006, the group self-released a double-disc live CD (along with an accompanying DVD) titled “Our Live Album Is Better Than Your Live Album”.

    Barrett said of this album “We finally captured the energy, excitement and humor of our live shows that we were previously unable to create in the recording studio environment. And it all sounds really good!”

    This album is very popular with RBF fans and is sometimes referred to as “the Reel Big Fish Stand-up comedy album” because of all the silly stage banter.

    The band returned with some new material in February 2007, splitting an EP “Duet All Night Long” with their friends in Zolof the Rock & Roll Destroyer. “Monkeys for Nothin’ and the Chimps for Free” followed several months later, marking Reel Big Fish’s first full-length studio release since leaving Jive’s roster, and 2009′s “Fame, Fortune and Fornication” found the band covering songs by the likes of Poison, the Eagles, and Tom Petty.

    In 2010, the band released “A Best of Us for the Rest of Us”. It includes a 22 song disc of re-recorded hits and classic fan favorites as well as a bonus disc of 14 Acoustic or “SKAcoustic” versions.

    On July 31st, 2012 Reel Big Fish released their 7th studio album, Candy Coated Fury (Rock Ridge Music), an inspired and infectiously catchy return to the hyperkinetic ska and biting wit of the band’s beloved early albums. “This album is a lot like our first two albums. It’s got a lot of the same intensity, frantic energy in the music, and the same sarcastic sense of humor. I think these are the fastest songs we’ve done since those albums,” Aaron Barrett, founding vocalist, guitarist, and principal songwriter says. “We’re finally just doing what Reel Big Fish does best, and that’s what we did on those first two albums.”

    “Candy Coated Fury pretty much describes what Reel Big Fish does,” Barrett says of the significance of the new album’s title. “It’s hateful, mean, sarcastic, and, sometimes sad lyrics, over happy, wacky, silly, joyous, fast music that makes you want to dance. This album is mostly love songs, but bitter, angry, hateful love songs. Just about everybody knows what it’s like to be in a bad relationship. These songs could be sung by a 15 year old about his first love-gone-wrong, or by a 55 year old about a bitter divorce after 30 years. They’re bad-relationship songs that everybody can relate to.”

    Candy Coated Fury is Reel Big Fish’s first album of newly recorded original material in five years. Overall, it’s the seventh in the band’s twenty year history, and it feels as vital and vitriolic as RBF’s foundational releases. The record opens with the huge sing-along vocal, balmy horns, and hyperactive ska groove of “Everyone Else Is An Asshole.” The track is an exceptional distillation of Reel Big Fish’s classic euphorically-juvenile ska punk. The stately arena riffs in “I Dare You To Break My Heart” reference cock rock, new wave, and soul without sacrificing one iota of RBF’s signature simmering skank. “I listen to the Darkness a lot; it was only a matter of time till I wrote a song like this! I can’t really sing as high as that guy so this song sounds more like Kiss, if Kiss was a Motown band that played ska,” Barrett says, detailing the song’s diverse stylistic touchstones. The anthemic “I Know You Too Well To Like You Anymore” features some of Barrett’s finest cutely cruel lyrics. “I think that is an amazing bad-relationship song,” he laughs. “I really captured the hateful love of two people who were once madly in love, but have been together so long, they can’t stand the sight of each other anymore but still say ‘they drive me crazy, and I hate this and this about them, but I love them.’” No RBF album would be complete without playfully irreverent 1980s covers. The band rounds things out ska-ifying the Wonderstuff’s “Don’t Let Me Down Gently” and When In Rome’s “The Promise.”

    On December 12th, 2014 RBF released their first Christmas Album, A six song, digital only album entitled “Happy Skalidays”. This album includes 4 classic Christmas songs and 2 RBF originals.

    Reel Big Fish continues to tour non-stop, playing over 250 shows a year to thousands of loyal fans all over the world, gaining more and more underground popularity as the Ska scene continues to flourish.

Rock n Roll Television

  • Montréal, QC

Rules

  • Hamilton, ON
  • Bio
  • Rules

    Writing this in the 3rd person seems weird.
    We’re Rules. Ben, Chuck, Adam & Alex. We all played or currently play in bands like The Saint Alvia Cartel, Organ Thieves, The Penske Files, Say Yes, The Video Dead etc. We started this band on a whim last summer while hanging out at Alex’s place in Burlington. We’re super excited to start recording and sharing our music with our friends.

Senseless (Reunion show)

  • Québec, QC

Sincere Engineer

  • Chicago, IL
  • Bio
  • Sincere Engineer

    Deanna Belos has been a fixture in the Chicago punk scene since she was in Junior High, attending shows, singing along, and raising hell in general. But she was more than just a face in the crowd, Deanna was a radiant friend to all, and at some point she picked up a guitar and made a different contribution the Chicago underground scene: her own music under the name Sincere Engineer. Over the last couple years we’ve encouraged her to keep writing songs and she surprised us all by assembling a great band and recording an impressive album. Her debut, « Rhombithian », was produced by Matt Jordan (You Blew It!, Dowsing, etc.) and pairs the sounds of Chicago punk and the youthful Midwest « emo revival » movement. No one is more excited about music than Sincere Engineer, and Deanna plans to play a lot of shows and bring her infectious energy to the rest of the planet in support of « Rhombithian ».

Slingshot Dakota

  • Bethlehem, PA

Small Stresses

  • Detroit, MI

SteveO & the Crippling Addictions

  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Bio
  • SteveO & the Crippling Addictions

    SteveO, formerly of The Holy Mess, with occasional help from Tim Browne of Elway.

Stuck Lucky

  • Nashville, TN
  • Bio
  • Stuck Lucky

    There was a time when we were not a band, but then that time ended and we were a band. We are still this band and shall continue in this fashion until we are not.

Such Gold

  • Rochester, NY
  • Bio
  • Such Gold

    Such Gold formed in 2009 in Rochester, NY – a region steeped in tradition for quality punk and melodic hardcore bands, and DIY ethic. The band quickly released a demo, followed by a series of EPs and split 7”s on labels like No Sleep and 6131 Records.

    In 2012 the band released their full-length debut « Misadventures » via Razor and Tie, produced and engineered by the renowned Steve Evetts (Kid Dynamite, Saves the Day, Snapcase). The LP reached #6 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and brought the band instant acclaim with both the hardcore and pop-punk scenes.

    As with any budding group there were a few bumps in the road during the band’s formative years, including the departure of a series of founding members. Vocalist Ben Kotin seized the opportunity to fill the void on guitar which sparked a new creative element in the band, and a musical push into new territory. Kotin, guitarist Nate Derby and bassist Jon Markson recruited drummer Matt Covey (formerly of Shai Hulud) to re-develop Such Gold as we know them today.

    2014’s « The New Sidewalk », produced and engineered by the infamous duo of Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore (Descendents, Rise Against, Propagandhi), was the first release to feature the modern lineup and a more complex and intense Such Gold. Their new incarnation saw a further exodus from the band’s earlier pop-punk tendencies and found them identifying more with the music they grew up with—fast, riffy, technical and forward-thinking punk and angular, dissonant math rock.

    In 2016 the band re-released 2010’s « Pedestals » EP as a re-mixed, re-mastered collection featuring the original release, plus b-sides from the era, on Bird Attack Records – a label founded by the band’s long-time friend Garrett Wadford.

    “We met Garrett several years ago while playing a festival in Costa Rica and have stayed good friends ever since,” guitarist Nate Derby says. “It’s been great to watch him grow Bird Attack Records into a record label synonymous with quality punk music and I think he’s long since proven to us that Bird Attack is a worthy home for our band. »

    The resilient group has spent equal amounts of time touring both domestically and abroad with the likes of Strung Out, PUP, The Story So Far, PEARS, Anti-Flag, A Wilhelm Scream, the Flatliners, Millencolin and more.

    Not to be slowed down, Such Gold prepares to release their jarring new EP « Deep In A Hole ». This 5-song musical exploration shows off their superior ability to combine catchy melodies and arrangements with a mastery of harmonic color and wild textures. The result spans the bands’ sonic past, present and future via their new home at Bird Attack Records. Produced and engineered by the band’s own Jon Markson, and mixed and mastered by Jason Livermore at The Blasting Room, « Deep in a Hole » is Such Gold at their best – doing things their own way.

Teenage X

  • Toronto, ON
  • Bio
  • Teenage X

    Teenage X is the band you blare at an excessive volume from your car radio, the band blasting from the speakers at that house party you’re still recovering from, the band that draws you from the back of the bar to the edge of the stage just to be closer to the sound, spit and swagger.

    “The band is a self styled punk anthem generator and makes no bones of its rock lineage.”

    – Gasoline Magazine

The Anti-Queens

  • Toronto, ON

The Creeps

  • Ottawa, ON

The Horny Bitches

  • Montréal, QC

The Murderburgers

  • Edinburgh/Glasgow, Scotland
  • Bio
  • The Murderburgers

    The Murderburgers are a high-energy melodic three piece punk rock’n’roll band from Scotland who deal in lightening quick anthemic intelligent pop-punk bangers. Formed in 2007 by lead vocalist and guitarist Fraser, The Murderburgers have grown from gobby Ramones-esque young punks into arguably Scotland’s finest ever punk rock export.

    Spending endless months on the road on both sides of the Atlantic, including playing the legendary Gilman Street in Berkeley, California and surviving near-death experiences in mainland Europe during 2012, the band have built their reputation on the strength of their dedication, passion, hard work and sheer talent, not to mention being armed with some of the finest hooky pop-punk anthems this side of early Green Day. With an unrivalled work ethic, they have wracked up over nine hundred shows across the globe since their formation, making for razor-sharp live shows bursting full of blood and guts, mixed with typical dry Scottish humour.

    The Murderburgers’ latest full length album “The 12 Habits Of Highly Defective People” was released at the start of October 2016 on Asian Man Records/Round Dog Records/Waterslide Records right before the band’s first ever tour of Japan. The album was recorded and produced by Matt Allison at Atlas Studios in Chicago. The line-up on the new record consists of Fraser on lead vocals and guitar, Zack from Dear Landlord on guitar and vocals, Masked Intruder’s Yellow and Red on bass and drums, and Adam Fletcher from The Copyrights/Dear Landlord on additional vocals.

    Most unhappy when not on tour, The Murderburgers are a relentless punk rock juggernaut that lives to be on the road. Their infectious pop-punk bluster deals with the universal issues; life, death, depression, poverty, mental illness, hope; wrapped up in an explosive ball of anxiety and chaos, delivered at 200 miles per hour whilst channeling the spirit forefathers The Ramones and The Queers. The Murderburgers represent all that is great about Scottish punk rock and are a band that we are truly proud to see taking over the world.

    It’s Burger Time.

    Derrick Johnston (Make-That-A-Take Records)

The New Trust

  • Santa Rosa, CA
  • Bio
  • The New Trust

    Josh Staples (of The Velvet Teen), Sara Sanger & Julia Lancer formed The New Trust in early 2003, first as a vehicle for a handful of short, upbeat & dark, punk-tinged-pop-songs penned by Staples, but over the years have evolved TNT into a true collaborative vision of the three. Darker, starker, and more quixotic than ever, The New Trust’s sixth album, “Upset The Tides” emerged from writing retreats to Lancer’s new home in Michigan, where the band would focus on completing a few songs at a time, perform them throughout the Midwest, and then return to Northern California to perform & record with friend and engineer, Jack Shirley (Comadre, Loma Prieta, Joyce Manor). The new album is reminiscent of the band’s beginnings – with ten songs in just around 30 minutes – but stylistically more lush and thoughtful, with recurring melodies and themes abound, surely reflecting the directions in which the group has grown in regards to both both their art and lives.

The Penske File

  • Burlington, ON
  • Bio
  • The Penske File

    For many years, « The Penske House » in Burlington, ON was known as the place to go for the after-show party. A place where several dodgy music videos have been filmed and where countless bands have slept….A place where eating a scorpion and chugging through a chandelier happened at least once. It also just so happens to be the place that Travis (Vox, Guit, Harmonica), James (Bass, Vox) and Alex (Drums, Vox) of the Penske File call home. More importantly, it’s where these three young men became brothers and banded together to make some seriously awesome music.

    Following hot on the heels of two critically acclaimed EPs and several massive stretches of international touring, Burn Into The Earth attacks the listener with a sonic authenticity and passion that perfectly captures the ferocious spirit of the band. These 10 epic tracks were produced with the help of long time friend and prolific recording engineer Steve Rizun (Flatliners, Motorleague, Junior Battles). Meanwhile, with a touch of harmonica, and the warm, welcoming pop sensibilities, The Penske File feel like an all-inclusive band for misfits, romantics, workers and intellects alike. On tour, everywhere, forever.

    For fans of Gaslight Anthem, Bruce Springsteen, Chuck Regan, Frank Turner, Hot Water Music

The Skudfux

  • Montréal, QC
  • Bio
  • The Skudfux

    The SkudFux are…OH NO, not another punk rock band from Montreal! You bet!! They’re a damn good hot new punk rock band from the awesome city of Montreal. Their debut studio recording « Cheers », is a collection of 17 pure, raw, catchy-trashy, strongly melodic, rock-riffed anti-establishment modern day original punk songs. And if that doesn’t tell you everything you need to know, read on!

    The guys have been listening to Punk music since their early days of high school where they met. With a collective hatred of commercial rap and EDM, and a passion for the loud, aggressive trashy tones of old school and new school punk, The SkudFux started writing their own music. Their goal: Revive loud, live, real music, and send the dancing DJ posers back to where they belong: your aunt’s and uncle’s cheesy wedding receptions. « Ya but what do the SkudFux have to say? » Their songs touch on a diverse range of subjects, from personal addiction to the current state of the music industry; from corporate greed to questions of existence. IT’S LOUD, IT’S LIVE, IT’S REAL!

    What’s going on right now? Well, the guys are going to be driving across the country early 2017 to hook up with some of their heroes on the west coast. There will be a bunch of gigs along the way (amazing news coming soon!!!!) to complete their first officially unofficial cross country tour/road trip, to promote « Cheers » and have a BLAST doing it. Dates and locations will be announced soon, so sign up to the mailing list for all the latest details, and follow them on social media for a host of crazy antics.

This Is a Standoff

  • Calgary, AB

Timeshares

  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Bio
  • Timeshares

    Formed at the tail end of 2009, NY’s Timeshares have always done things by themselves, pouring their lives and hearts into their songs and working hard – really, really hard – on doing it all themselves.

Tsunami Bomb

  • Petaluma, CA
  • Bio
  • Tsunami Bomb

    Forming in 1998 in the town of Petaluma, CA., Tsunami Bomb was the brain child of bassist Dominic Davi and keyboard/vocalist Oobliette Sparks. Wanting to combine influences from the darker punk of Northern California scene, with the classic Southern California hardcore, Tsunami Bomb set itself apart from it’s fellow bands early on with energetic and dynamic live shows, dual female vocals, and atmospheric synths that helped quickly build a fiercely loyal fan base.

    Fast forward to 2016, where due to fan demand Kung Fu Records has collected the early, now out-of-print and rare E.P.’s into a 14 track LP collection, « Trust No One ». On the heels of this announcement, the original TSUNAMI BOMB line-up of Davi and Sparks, along with long time drummer Gabe Lindeman, have reunited with the help of vocalist Kate Jacobi to support this new release.

    After a string of sold out shows around the US and festivals appearances such as the Vans Warped Tour and Remember The Punks, this rejuvenated Tsunami Bomb shows no signs of slowing down, with the band spending most of 2017 writing songs for a brand new album.

Two Houses

  • Chicago, IL

Typesetter

  • Chicago, IL
  • Bio
  • Typesetter

    Typesetter is a band from Chicago, IL. They are influenced by punk, indie rock, shoegaze and noise rock. Since 2012 the band has played 250+ shows in the US, Canada, and Europe.

Walt Hamburger

  • Neenah, WI
  • Bio
  • Walt Hamburger

    Walt Hamburger used to be best known for his work in The Hamburgers, a punk rock trio on My Brother Stole My Records (MBSMRecords). That all changed in 2014 when Walt signed with One Week Records and Barely Standing Records (2015). Now Walt’s has gained international attention as a solo act as well as locally playing with Walt Hamburger & The Young Guns. You may also know Walt for his time in Honor Amongst Thieves, Obvious Man Hands, Caution To The Wind, Babes In The Wood, The Gumchewers, Mike Pilz & The Delayed Reactions, 3 Foot C**t, League of Concerned Scientists, Lobot’s Task, The Where’s Marys, Endless Days Sleepless Nights, or Thief.

War on Women

  • Baltimore, MD
  • Bio
  • War on Women

    War On Women is a co-ed feminist hardcore-punk band. Formed in Baltimore, MD in 2011, W.O.W. use driving riffs and in your face vocals that attack the listener both sonically and lyrically, penning catchy and confrontational songs that touch on rape culture, street harassment, the gender wage gap, transphobia, and other vitally pertinent social issues.

    In 2015, W.O.W. released their debut self-titled full length (recorded in collaboration with J. Robbins at Magpie Cage) on Bridge Nine Records and have been touring relentlessly ever since, with dates in the US, UK, and Western Europe sharing the stage with such bands as the Refused, Propagandhi, Anti-Flag, Boy Sets Fire, Jello Biafra, RVIVR, Iron Reagan, Dismemberment Plan, and Shai Hulud.

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A Wilhelm Scream
A Wilhelm Scream
New Bedford, MA

Bio

A Wilhelm Scream

How does one gauge the success of a band pushing the envelope of a genre that receives little to no credit by the mainstream media? In the case of A Wilhelm Scream, the answer is “Who cares?” – As a band playing punk rock for over a decade, members Trevor Reilly, Nuno Pereira, Nick Angelini, Brian Robinson and Mike Supina haven’t focused on success, image or whatever bandwagon a group can jump on to get their music into the ears of listeners: It’s the ideal of music from an honest place, playing to the kids who want to hear more than a simple love song, or want an opinion rammed down their throats.

Despite operating just below the radar A Wilhelm Scream have carved out a reputation as one of the best live bands around, bolstered by their staggeringly rich albums of ultratechnical melodic punk rock firestorms. Playing 250+ worldwide shows each year, the band posses a work ethic best described as ‘heroic’.

After the Fall
After the Fall
Albany, NY

Bio

After the Fall

Albany, NY’s After The Fall will be expanding upon a decade-long career of punk rock with the release of its fourth studio full-length record, Unkind, on March 19, 2013 via Paper + Plastick Records.

The band – consisting of vocalist / guitarist Mike Moak, guitarist Tyler Paige, bassist / vocalist Will Savage, and drummer Chris Millington – recorded Unkind in its hometown with producer Tim Lynch. The record was mixed and mastered by The Descendents’ Stephen Egerton.

Serving as the follow-up to the Eradication LP, After The Fall’s newest release showcases a sound with more depth than the band has ever had before. With two other full-lengths under the band’s belt (2005’s Everything and 2009’s Fort Orange), the group has honed and perfected its craft and Unkind proves to be its most impressive work.

Anti-Flag
Anti-Flag
Pittsburgh, PA

Bio

Anti-Flag

Anti-Flag’s new studio album, American Fall, follows 2015’s well-received American Spring. With Good Charlotte’s Benji Madden on board as co-producer, the band has intensified their signature anthemic style with bigger melodies, tighter songcraft, and thicker guitars.

American Fall is bold – both musically and politically – and Anti-Flag’s time is now.

With Anti-Flag, a new album is always a call to arms and a call to action that reminds listeners to question everyone and everything, including the current administration.

“The politics of distraction influences people to lose focus on what makes a positive impact on their lives and the world,” the band said about the new album. “It encourages people to make choices that are not in their best interest and reduces society’s ability to make progressive change.

“The American Fall is our rejection of this harmful distraction. At this crucial moment in history, we must focus on pushing past the status quo to create a better and more just world. We reject the proliferation of exploitation, racism, bigotry, and socioeconomic injustice that dominate the policies of Donald Trump, just as we renounce the neoliberal status quo that came before him.”

Arms Aloft
Arms Aloft
Eau Claire, WI

Bio

Arms Aloft

To better understand Arms Aloft you need to get to know their homeland, The Great Lakes. No no, not Chicago or Cleveland or Detroit, these punk weirdos are from THE NORTH. Half the band hails from Minneapolis and the other two lumberjacks are from Eau Claire, WI. Up in that neck of the woods the people wear large bricks of cheese upon their heads in a display of provincial unity. Ya sure, ya betcha. Well, these kids were destined for more than a life of ice-fishing and drinking Rhinelanders at the sawmill, so they started a band and caught people’s attention with their leftist message and raspy melodies. And on « What A Time To Be Barely Alive » they have 12 songs that take rootsy punk (like Billy Bragg and early Gaslight Anthem) and blend it with the personal politics of bands like The Clash and Dillinger Four. Plus, the cover art has a herd of swine busting out of a pigpen. Ain’t that some shit?

Barn Burner
Barn Burner
Reunion show
Montréal, QC

Bio

Barn Burner

With the volume, technicality and intensity that embodies heavy metal and the overarching catchiness and longevity of stoner and classic rock, Barn Burner capture a signature sound that cannot be easily placed or categorized. Cultivating the principles of partying and the ever lasting might of the riff, Barn Burner creates a live atmosphere that render an audience incapable of standing still. Whether it is giving your best friend a well-deserved swill of beer or lovingly smashing the bottle over his head to the sound of a ruthless riff, Barn Burner will fulfill the demands of its listeners. Having finished their second record and follow up to the critically acclaimed Bangers, Barn Burner are prepared to unleash something more fierce…

BHATT
BHATT
Québec, QC

Birds of Paradise - Photo: Caroline Perron
Birds of Paradise
Montréal, QC

Bio

Birds of Paradise

Birds of paradise est un trio folk/acoustique rafraîchissant constitué des trois musiciennes de formation Olivia Sirois, Florence Théoret et Lauri-Anne Francoeur. C’est en mariant leurs timbres de voix uniques et leur jeu particulier qu’elles arrangent de façon pétillante et colorée des chansons du répertoire populaire et interprètent leurs compositions originales.

Amoureuses du temps des Fêtes, elles proposent également une formule a cappella de pièces qui illumineront vos festivités hivernales.

Brixton Robbers
Brixton Robbers
Reunion show
Montréal, QC

Burly Wood
Burly Wood
Montréal, QC

Bio

Burly Wood

Rock-grunge-punk Montreal based band formed by four guys who met in 2015 with the ambition to simply create good music. Obviously inspired by the bands some of the members used to be in (Pif Paf Hangover, Apple blue, PL Mafia, Seven days not a week), Burly Wood became what their first EP, « Watch it burn » is: heavy but also melodic and groovy music. Recorded in the Montreal’s Mixart studio in october 2016, by the magic fingers of Greg Smith, then mastered by the legendary Ryan Morey, that 8 tracks masterpiece really shows what Burly wood is: a blend of many influences that is most likely to be listened to around a fire, in a rock show or in your car while road-tripping around the world!


Groupe de rock-grunge-punk de Montréal formé de quatre gars qui se sont donnés rendez-vous en 2015 afin de faire de la bonne musique. Évidemment inspiré des différents héritages musicaux de chacun des membres (Pif Paf Hangover, Apple blue, PL Mafia, Seven days not a week), Burly Wood a pris forme pour devenir ce que leur premier EP, « Watch it burn » présente: de la musique lourde mais à la fois mélodique et entraînante. Enregistré au studio montréalais de « Mixart » en octobre 2016, par les doigts magiques de Greg Smith, puis masterisé par le légendaire Ryan Morey, cet opus de 8 titres représente réellement ce que Burly Wood est: un mélange de plusieurs influences qui s’écoute aussi bien sur le bord d’un feu, dans un show rock ou encore à l’intérieur de votre voiture lors de votre prochain road trip !

Cancer Bats
Cancer Bats
playing "Hail Destroyer"
Toronto, ON

Bio

Cancer Bats

“No more bull shit…” asserts singer Liam Cormier of CANCER BATS.

“That was our declaration for this whole album,” he says when speaking about the band’s fifth studio recording Searching For Zero. The choruses are hookier, the screams more savage, the riffs more vicious, the songs more powerful. This is the CANCER BATS at their pinnacle – their “True Zero.”

“We were coming out of what was a really heavy year for all of us, with a lot of challenges, non-stop touring and the deaths of people really close to the band. Us dealing with all of that and how that’s taken its toll,” explains Cormier about the headspace he shared with his band mates – drummer Mike Peters, guitarist Scott Middleton, and bassist Jaye Schwarzer – surrounding the album’s composition.

As such, the 10 tracks that comprise Searching For Zero, produced by Ross Robinson (Sepultura, Slipknot, At The Drive In, Glass Jaw, Blood Bothers and The Cure), marks a new extension of the band’s already staple sonic components – the urgency and intensity inherent in Cormier’s vocals,Middleton’s sometimes sludgy, sometimes raging riffage, and the grimy, gritty,heavy-hitting rhythm section of Peters and Schwarzer, are all present. However, the album boasts a more raw and organic tonal signature than any previous Bats collection, with melodic elements not only musically but also vocally, which Cormier largely credits to their producer and their metal idols.

Robinson brought a bare-bones aural aesthetic to the material, capturing a sound that unites the thrashy metal-tinged hardcore of their previous releases with a meaty lo-fi intensity, found only in their live shows amongst the sweaty masses.The other change was brought out by the band’s love and admiration of Black Sabbath, whom they cover extensively under their alter ego, Bat Sabbath.

“In learning all those Sabbath songs, I ended up having to figure out how to really sing” says Cormier, laughing. “Then it was Ross really pushing me to use that new voice I had discovered.”

As a result, Searching For Zero is impressive in its polarity – simultaneously the most melodic yet menacing CANCER BATS release, incorporating the crude hardcore punk of their 2006 debut Birthing The Giant and more metal leanings of 2008’s Hail Destroyer while pushing the heavy hybrid sounds of 2010’s Mayors Bears Scraps and Bones and 2012’s darker Dead Set On Living to a new plateau.

“With all of these things we’ve had to deal with this past year, we were all at the point of saying “No More Bull Shit,” we’ve dealt with everything, nothing is standing in our way,” Cormier explains. “We’ve found our absolute zero, where there can no longer be a negative, and from that point, everything moving forward can only be positive.”

That positivity –that willingness to change what you can and let go of the rest – is the source of resolution. “There are real reasons we do this,” Cormier says assuredly. “We love being in this band, and we love the people that were lucky enough to share this with.”

Nowhere is that more evident than a CANCER BATS show, where band, fans, and unsuspecting bystanders unite under a banner of raised fists and banging heads. The energy is as undeniably infectious as the music itself and has helped the band hold its own on club and festival stages around the world.

Searching For Zero comes from a place of heavy contemplation for its creators, and at times, that contemplation grew grim and dark. But the end result is an acceptance of the realities that come with pursuing a passion, leaving CANCER BATS with a reinvigorated drive to do right by themselves and the people that have followed them this far.

“We think of the kids that have been with us the whole way,” Cormier states. “And we’re going to make sure that nobody ever regrets buying an album or getting a tattoo of our band put on their bodies for the rest of their lives, we’re all in this for the long haul.”

City Mouse
City Mouse
Riverside, CA

Colonel Sun
Colonel Sun
Montréal, QC

Bio

Colonel Sun

Colonel Sun. A time machine? Unlikely. A midlife crisis? Perhaps.

Either way, Colonel Sun is the brainchild of Montreal-native Scott Cook (formerly Dead Days, Ablyss, Bodyjarr). On the edge of abandonment, Scott realized that he had a few more stories to tell. So, armed with his guitar, his voice, and his laptop, he took a journey through a mind full of memories, anecdotes, and sarcasm. To Scott’s surprise, this journey culminated in an invasion of sorts—a suburban invasion, in fact—and, in the blink of an eye, a musical battle plan had been laid. Proudly, Scott promoted himself to Colonel. However, he quickly realized that an invasion of this scale could not be fought alone. Enter longtime comrades Mishka Stein and Robbie Kuster (of Patrick Watson) as well as Simon Angell (of Thus Owls). Without hesitation, this fearless trio assumed their stations and the four brave soldiers entered the battlefield…

Now, Montreal-based Colonel Sun is a rock n’ roll band, inspired by music that is charged by feel and emotion. Compared to bands such as Mudhoney, Failure, and Helmet, Colonel Sun clearly runs on fuel from the ’90s. However, the members’ collective musical background is so eclectic that the band’s dirty-rock edge is, at times, polished by musically-progressive overtones.

Complainers
Complainers
Montréal, QC

Cory Call
Cory Call
Denver, CO

Cut Up
Cut Up
San Francisco, CA

Dan Potthast
Dan Potthast
Santa Cruz, CA

Bio

Dan Potthast

« Dan Potthast is a living legend. Don’t fuck with him. His influence on punk and ska bands runs deeper than you could possibly imagine. He is a songwriting and performing genius and has toured all over the world.. USA, UK, Russia, Scandinavia, Europe, Japan, Korea, Australia, and even Mars. Listen to any of the countless albums he has released with MU330 or as a solo artist, and you will certainly agree that he is an unstoppable lyricist and a master of melody. »

– Dan Potthast

Danny Rebel & the KGB
Danny Rebel & the KGB
Montréal, QC

Bio

Danny Rebel & the KGB

DANNY REBEL & THE KGB return from the nether regions of the Galaxy to ensure the Human race can DIG the new sights & sounds. HEAL, Brother, HEAL!

BLASTOFF!

5 men on a mission, 5 men who have collided together to create a sound unlike any other. A sound designed to enlighten those who are HIP to the fact that it’s alright to love Punk as much as Reggae, Soul as much as Gypsy Revival, Bang! as much as Boom!. A style formed on the basis that pushing the envelope is a necessity, not an outcome.
5 men who want nothing more than to travel far & wide to bring people the sound they’ve created. Through tireless efforts in the fields of Style & Substance, Danny Rebel & The KGB have been, since 2006, systematically crossing off places on the map as « Conquered » or « To be conquered ». Your city is NEXT.

Their crowning achievement of their work comes in the form of their debut full-length, BLASTOFF!, recorded & produced by Dub scientist Victor Rice. An album that spans sixteen tracks and three continents, available Summer 2012 on Stomp Records, is all you’ll need to convince yourself deep down that you were, are, and always will be a part of the KGB. So fly your flag, get on the dance floor, and let loose! When faced with the prospect of the future, the KGB are quick to reply:

« We’ve traveled back in time from the future to ensure that all is BANG!, life is BOOM!, and the universe continues to be 300% DYNAMITE! »

Dead Broke
Dead Broke
Toronto, ON

Dollars for Deadbeats
Dollars for Deadbeats
Munich, DE

Ellen and the Degenerates
Ellen and the Degenerates
Brooklyn, NY

Empty Lungs
Empty Lungs
Belfast, NI

Get Dead
Get Dead
San Francisco, CA

Bio

Get Dead

There aren’t a lot of bands like Get Dead around these days. Instead of worrying about gimmicks and trends, this fivesome from San Francisco, California have always focused on the music and that’s evident with every passion-filled note they play. Get Dead started out performing together in 2007 after their respective bands called it quits and eventually attracted the attention of NOFX frontman Fat Mike who produced the band’s first full-length, « Bad News », as well as their new full-length, « Honesty Lives Elsewhere », and released both records on his label Fat Wreck Chords.

Gilbert et les amis de Tom
Gilbert et les amis de Tom
Montréal, QC

Greg Laraigné
Greg Laraigné
Montréal, QC

Hate It Too
Hate It Too
Québec, QC

Bio

Hate It Too

Hate it Too started out in 2008, by the banks of the St-Lawrence River in Trois-Pistoles, Québec. The band, which at first was only a hobby for a couple of high school kids, turned out to be a more serious project as 2010 began.

In the summer of 2012, the band moved to Québec City and recorded their first release: “It’s About Time”, which came out in November later that year. The EP consisted of the quartet’s best tracks since its inception.

At the dawn of 2013, the Québec City outfit started working on its first full length record. It took nearly two years – and a bass player change – for the band to start recording its first effort, Purple Mountains. The debut album came out on August 18th, 2015.

Hate it too is currently promoting the album across the Province of Quebec and is looking forward for new opportunities to get their music heard around the globe. Purple Mountains, as well as the EP, has sold many copies in different places in Europe, Asia, South America and of course North America. They shared the stage with talented acts such as Gob, Bigwig, Seaway, Old Man Markley, The Brains, Mute, A Wilhelm Scream, Dance Laury Dance, Sandveiss, Cobra Skulls, The Hunters, and the list goes on.

Honey Joy
Honey Joy
London, UK

Hot Knife
Hot Knife
Brooklyn, NY

Inhalants
Inhalants
Toronto, ON

Bio

Inhalants

Inhalants are some pretentious fucks from Ontario.

Jesse Lebourdais and the Long Winter
Jesse Lebourdais
Vancouver, BC

Bio

Jesse Lebourdais

Based out of Vancouver, BC but with a heart from a small town, Jesse LeBourdais has spent the last 5 years putting rubber to pavement and fingers to chords. Constantly on the move, he has played hundreds of shows across thousands of kilometres with little more than a guitar, his voice and a will to endure all there is to encounter. Songs steeped in the folk traditions of storytelling and fuelled by the raw emotion of punk rock lead to shouted heart-felt lyrics of life, and boot-stomping melodies that you hold in your bones.

Jesse and his band – the Long Winter – began recording his 4th full length album “GRIEF INTENSITY FRIENDSHIP” in the fall of 2016 with legendary Engineer/Producer Jesse Gander at Vancouver’s Rain City Recorders. Recorded mostly live-on-the-floor and mixed with mostly analogue gear, the result is his most cohesive and sonically driven collection of songs to date. 12 songs borne out of the pain of loss, the strength of friendship, and the excitement of things to come.

Junior Battles
Junior Battles
Toronto, ON

Bio

Junior Battles

Did you ever see that episode of the original Twilight Zone where the journalist had the haunted typewriter? It worked like this: He’d sit down, type a made up story and the next day that shit would really happen, giving him the ultimate scoop on all his dumb journalist friends. Pretty good episode, actually. Well, there’s a band of kids from Ontario called Junior Battles who seem to have that same kind of thing going on right now, minus the typewriter. It’s almost like one of ‘em has a genie crammed up their ass or something.

Take the story of their success for example: One night, they’re sitting around wildly dreaming about being able to put a record out on Paper and Plastick and the very next day they get an email from P&P overlord, Vinnie, out of the blue, asking if they want to do a record. Next, they asked for the best bio in the world and hey! What do you know? Anyhoo…these canucks are more than just Kreskin-like predictors of the future, they’re also ushering in the bold new era of what can only be referred to as post-beard rock, playing heartfelt, angular pop punk that reminds you of your favorite bands without being derivative, and they’re bringing it to you people with Idle Ages, their full length debut, coming out on P+P on June 28. You heard it here folks!

Kali Masi
Kali Masi
Chicago, IL

Bio

Kali Masi

Kali Masi is a punk rock band from Chicago’s ever-ripening music scene. Kali Masi is clever and cathartic, offering melodies sculpted around angles and curves that will pull even the most jaded punks in from the back of the room. Their singles Jejune and Sputter showcase the bands aggressive and meditative roots while foreshadowing the sure-fire full-length Wind Instrument to be released in 2017.

Les Happycuriens
Les Happycuriens
Repentigny, QC

Bio

Les Happycuriens

Les Happycuriens, c’est un impressionnant groupe québécois de ska 100% francophone. En effet, en jumelant des mélodies très accrocheuses à des textes autant absurdes que lucides, le groupe lanaudois propose une musique festive dégageant un rafraichissant sentiment de bonheur et de joie de vivre. Concocté à partir d’influences reggae, jazz, rock et populaire, le mélange musical peut facilement rappeler des groupes comme Les Colocs, Yelo Molo et The Planet Smashers.

Appuyé par leur éclatante section de cuivres, l’énergie des Happycuriens devient hautement contagieuse en concert. La participation des spectateurs devient toute naturelle et la foule ne peut s’empêcher de taper du pied, de hocher la tête et de danser sur les airs frénétiques du groupe. Il faut savoir que les 8 musiciens chevronnés sont aussi de bons amis, ce qui rend palpable leur chimie et leur plaisir de jouer, ainsi que leur désir de partager leur musique en français.

Depuis 2008, la formation prend son envol sur la scène québécoise. Elle se produit régulièrement sur les planches des différents festivals et bars du Québec. En fait, le groupe a déjà pris part à des fêtes Nationales, l’Oktoberfest des Québécois, le Festival Feu et Glace de Repentigny, le Pouzzafest et plusieurs autres. Lors de ces événements, les musiciens ont pu partager la scène avec Les Trois Accords, Mes Aïeux, Alfa Rococo, Claude Dubois, Yves Lambert, Lagwagon et The Planet Smashers.
Ayant déjà un album et un EP à son actif, Les Happycuriens sont actuellement en production d’un deuxième album pour continuer leurs aventures sur la scène québécoise.

Lost Love
Lost Love
Montréal, QC

Bio

Lost Love

Lost Love is a yound melodic pop-punk four-piece from Montreal. Formed in early 2013, the band has toured relentlessly through Canada and the USA. They’ve shared the stage with some seriously awesome bands like Masked Intruder, Teenage Bottlerocket, PUP, The Ataris, Jeff Rosenstock, Make Do And Mend, DeeCracks and The Queers.

Twenty-sixteen is shaping up to be a busy year for Lost Love. They’re releasing their second full length « Comfortable Scars » slated for an April 22nd release on Stomp Records (digital + cd). The good folks from Ocelot Records will be handling a super limited edition vinyl run released at the same time. Comfortable Scars captures Lost Love doing what they do best: playing honest pop-punk with their bleeding hearts pinned proudly on their denim sleeves. The album features 11 addictive songs that speak about making peace and finding comfort with painful moments from the past.

To support the album, Lost Love is embarking on an epic worldwide tour spanning 4 months. Starting in Canada late April, followed by Europe for May-June and ending in the USA through July-August….Crazy bastards.

For fans of Alkaline Trio, Gaslight Anthem, The Menzingers, The Lawrence Arms and The Weakerthans.

« They’re rough-cut and pouring their hearts out, but with a neat grit and unpolished finish that borders perfectly with the DIY/indie mission statements. » – Punknews

« Do you like your punk rock explosive and exciting? What about punk with a healthy sense of melody? And lastly, do you enjoy punk with choruses to shout your heart out along to? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’ll want to check out Lost Love. » – Dying Scene

Mike Frazier
Mike Frazier
Winchester, VA

Mobina Galore
Mobina Galore
Winnipeg, MB

Bio

Mobina Galore

Mobina Galore, based out of Winnipeg, MB, Canada, are a vocally aggressive power chord punk rock duo formed in 2011 by Jenna (guitar/vocals) and Marcia (drums/vocals). They are signed to New Damage Records (North America) and Gunner Records (Europe/UK).

Their latest album, Feeling Disconnected, was released on Feb 24, 2017 following an extensive tour in Canada, the States, Europe and the UK including dates at Groezrock, Punk Rock Bowling and FEST. They were nominated as Rock Artist of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards in 2017.

2016 found them mostly on the road; including a 16 date support tour with Against Me! in Europe and the UK following their Dec 2, 2016 release, Singles & B-Sides EP.

CBC Radio 3 naming them one of the Top 15 Punk Bands in Canada of 2015.

Their 2014 release, Cities Away, was released independently in North America in Dec 2014 and through Gunner Records in Europe in Sep 2015. The debut single “Bad Love Song” tackled the charts reaching #6 in high rotation on CBC Radio 3, was picked up by select commercial rock stations in Canada and Europe and received a placement on the YTV show, Open Heart.

They have toured numerous times in Canada, Europe, the UK and America and have showcased at Canadian Music Week, Pouzza Fest, NXNE, Big Fun Festival, Juno Fest and Golden Sound Festival and are often compared to the likes of The Distillers and L7.

Some artists Mobina Galore have opened up for include Against Me!, Propagandhi, PUP and Milk Teeth.

Molly Rhythm
Molly Rhythm
Trenton, NJ

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Molly Rhythm

This Philadelphia/Trenton based act is a multi-chick fronted eclectic, eccentric, theatrical, kicking and screaming, face melting music machine. The members have been working together in different combinations creating music in one form or another for quite sometime, spanning genres such as creepy alt rock, blues, reggae, classical, punk, classic rock, hip-hop and metal. A diverse appreciation for music coupled with such varied influences command a truly unique sound. With distinct harmonies, an insatiable drive to perform and create, you’ll not be left wanting for better entertainment or artistic stimulation.

MU330
MU330
St. Louis, MO

Bio

MU330

Weezer Ska? MU330 plays an amazing collection of ska, rock, punk, and just good stuff you’ll want to sing along to. They have a high energy live show that you can’t miss!

Nervous Dater
Nervous Dater
New York, NY

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Nervous Dater

The members of Nervous Dater are originally from Pennsylvania, Florida, New Jersey, and Connecticut, respectively. They all reside in the Brooklyn borough of NYC and make emotional music fueled by their mutual love of Dominos Pizza, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, brass monkeys, and general debauchery.

Nightmarathons
Nightmarathons
Pittsburgh, PA

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Nightmarathons

Formed in the winter months of 2016, Nightmarathons melds varying punk, post punk, and first-wave emo influences to create their own unique take on melodic punk rock music. Their first recorded effort, a self-titled EP out May 5th on A-F Records and Between the Days records, is an echo of nostalgia, conjuring up that old feeling that you felt back in 2001 in that elks lodge right before those first chords rang out and changed your life forever.

Oakhearts
Oakhearts
Montréal, QC

OC45
OC45
Boston, MA

Bio

OC45

OC45 is an independent punk band from Boston, MA. Formed in the summer of 2011, OC45 has taken a relentless approach to touring and spent well over a calendar year traversing the highways of North America. 2017 has seen OC45’s first journey across the pond for two weeks in Europe with The Jukebox Romantics (courtesy of City-Rat Records).

OC45 has shared the stage with the Swingin’ Utters, Teenage Bottlerocket, Cockney Rejects, Youth Brigade, Street Dogs, Agent Orange, The Casualties, DOA, MDC, Koffin Kats, Hudson Falcons, Darkbuster, Big D and the Kids Table, A Wilhelm Scream, Get Dead, PEARS, La Plebe, Far From Finished, Potato Pirates, The Scandals, Sniper 66, Russian Girlfriends and many more.

On the Cinder
On the Cinder
Buffalo, NY

Bio

On the Cinder

On The Cinder is a three piece Punk Rock/Melodic Hardcore band from Buffalo, NY. Fanboys of fast and technical hardcore. Connoisseurs of sweaty, chant along punk rock anthems. Basement dwellers shouting our way to the next big adventure.

PKEW PKEW PKEW
Pkew Pkew Pkew
Toronto, ON

Bio

Pkew Pkew Pkew

Punks and jocks haven’t always seen eye-to-eye. The in-group/out-group dynamics of each haven’t been very forgiving to the other. Luckily, the Toronto punk rockers in PKEWPKEWPKEW (sometimes stylized as PKEWx3) don’t subscribe to one or the other- they’re more interested in the transitional space in between.

That’s the space the band inhabits on their self-titled debut record. It’s being rereleased through SideOneDummy Records under a new name: +One, so titled for the extra track it will include. On Bandcamp, the debut is tagged with the following: beer, pizza, punk, skateboarding, Toronto, and being broke. These are the topics that comprise a 22-minute flurry of unbridled guitar-punk glory; every fist-pumping whim is indulged, and no anthemic melody is underused. The compact runtime is a statement itself; rather than sketching out meandering tracks with occasional hooks, PKEW makes songs that are hooks, from start to finish. They position pop’s steadfast belief in glossy generalities against head-bashing bar-chord guitar rock.

But this is all tied together with Mike Warne’s acerbic lyrical wit: “We don’t make much money/That should come as no surprise/We got drunk before we left so we wouldn’t have to spend much tonight,” he says on “Before We Go Out Drinking.” This isn’t air-headed, young-forever pop-punk; it’s exists in the real world, where hangovers happen and bones get broken. The boys in PKEWPKEWPKEW are pragmatists, after all: “Let’s order a pizza, I gotta eat something before I throw up,” they bellow on (you guessed it) “Let’s Order A Pizza.” It’s less a triumphant declaration of affection for boozing, and more a cross-eyed, ‘Oh shit, I drank too much and I have to be up at 7AM for work tomorrow.’

Warne appreciates the duality. “Sports dads really like us because we sing about depressing shit and baseball, and 18-year old kids like us because we sing about drinking and pizza,” he says. Some people miss the underlying truth and beeline right for the shithead, beer-guzzling, pizza-vacuum angle. Warne doesn’t mind; he’s just stoked people are having a good time. But he reminds, “There’s definitely a depression that goes along with pretty much all of it.”

In this way, PKEW is a reflection of life, warts and all: the gleeful, unhinged enthusiasm of their instrumentals, papercut with the underlying, honest realism of Warne’s lyrics. It’s also a stab at the breezy, coded hypermasculinity that colors much of pop-punk. In their drunken haze, misogynistic punk dude-bros might miss that PKEW are actually laughing at them behind the thunderous riffs. “We’re definitely there to make fun of it,” Warne asserts. That playful angle is at the root of his writing. “It’s just easier to write songs if you want them to be a little funny and very blunt. Once you take it too seriously, you’re writing songs that are just super vague about relationships or something.” He adds with a laugh, “That’s probably a good reason why we’re not gonna be on the radio.”

It all loops back to their passions: music and sports, and the desire to extricate the problematic dogma that both are plagued by. “Music people and sports people not getting along is weird and lame,” Warne declares. He grew up in Stouffville, which he calls it a typical “little hockey town.” He escaped from there on the weekends to play in a band in Toronto- which nobody in Stouffville cared about. “No one thought that was cool at all,” Warne says. “I had a weird view of that really early on.”

Working a desk job in a boring office helped guide Warne’s sharp eye for the realities of life. It’s also where PKEW began, with songs “mostly making fun of work.” He pestered a work buddy into commiserating with him. “I’d ask him to tell me to write about something,” he explains. “I’d sit at my desk at work and I’d write lyrics and I’d write what I thought the chords might end up being.” They’d return to Warne’s place to record it in Garageband. “The first night we did it, we made ‘Asshole Pandemic,’” he laughs. They burned it to a CD, went to a bar and made the DJ play it. PKEW was born, in suitable fashion.

Of course, life in a band is not all victories. Warne feels he’s always chasing something. “There’s always this light on the horizon of cool things that are coming,” he explains. PKEWPKEWPKEW reminds us that that light comes and goes; to quote Tim McGraw in Friday Night Lights, “It’s an ugly fact of life.” But we’re here. We might as well write a good punk rock song about it.

There’s more light on the horizon, and PKEW aren’t giving up. There’s work to be done: “We gotta get a Madden sponsorship,” Warne deadpans.

PL Mafia
PL Mafia
Montréal, QC

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PL Mafia

Ensemble depuis 2003, PL Mafia est un groupe ska-punk francophone de Montréal. Avec ses prestations festives, le groupe s’est rapidement fait connaître sur la scène alternative québécoise par sa passion, son acharnement et l’énergie brute de ses spectacles. Le groupe s’est produit en concert plus de 150 fois avec plusieurs grandes têtes d’affiches (The Suicide Machines, Streetlight Manifesto, Big D and the Kids table, etc.) et ce dans 3 pays différents.

Ramona
Ramona
Seattle, WA

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Ramona

Ramona is an East Coast band living on the West Coast. Diego (guitar/vox) and Abby (bass/vox) went to college together in Boston, Mass where they played music for a short time until Diego moved to Seattle. After a few years back in her native Philadelphia, Abby moved to Seattle to start up a new band with Diego where they met Shannon (drums) who they instantly knew was a perfect fit and had moved from New York City a few years prior. Armed with a few songs from their college days, they got to practicing and writing; quickly gathering a following with their high-energy live show and “stick to the roof of your mouth” hooks. Now they’re tired all the time and bicker frequently as they win over crowds around the Pacific Northwest. Influenced by everything from hardcore punk to hip-hop to indie-pop, they play an upbeat brand of sad tunes perfect for dancing and shouting along.

Rebuilder
Rebuilder
Boston, MA

Bio

Rebuilder

Since their beginning in 2013, Rebuilder has refused to follow the rules. Their first show was at a bar playing to no one. Their second show was playing to a sold-out crowd with The Dropkick Murphys – That’s definitely against the rules.

So what has Rebuilder been up to since the release of their debut full length « Rock and Roll in America »? Well they’ve been doing just that. The self proclaimed gnarly-punk band from Boston has piled into their van, and brought their brand of never-say-die Rock & Roll to the people. Tireless travel up and down both coasts, throughout the Midwest, and even crossing the occasional boarder into Canada and Mexico, Rebuilder has put the pedal through the floor since their inception.

Their newest release on Panic State Records, an EP entitled « Sounds from the Massachusetts Turnpike » ,is a fervent and rambunctious follow up to ‘RNRIA’. With power and intensity, this record widens and solidifies Rebuilder’s sonic footprint in the landscape of rock and roll, re-thinking the traditional three chord punk song and developing their own unique style. ‘Sounds from the Massachusetts Turnpike’ comes out Sept 1st and was recorded, mixed and mastered by Jay Maas at Getaway Studios in Haverhill, MA.

Rebuilder will continue to pick up the pieces of a broken scene, and cast aside a broken system. They will soldier on, and rebuild the community of sounds that has given them so much to be thankful for.

Refuse, Rethink, Rebuild.

Reel Big Fish
Reel Big Fish
Orange County, CA

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Reel Big Fish

Reel Big Fish was one of the legions of Southern California ska-punk bands to edge into the mainstream following the mid-’90s success of No Doubt and Sublime. Like most of their peers, the band was distinguished by their hyperkinetic stage shows, juvenile humor, ironic covers of new wave pop songs, and metallic shards of ska. The group cultivated an underground following that broke into the mainstream in summer 1997, when their single “Sell Out” became a modern rock radio and MTV favorite. Their appearance in the movie “Baseketball” as the halftime band also gained them more fans and helped the bands popularity to grow. Still fronted by original lead singer and song writer Aaron Barrett, they continue releasing albums and touring relentlessly, playing more and more countries and bigger venues all over the world.

Reel Big Fish recorded its self-released debut album, “Everything Sucks”, in 1995. “Everything Sucks” became a word-of-mouth underground hit in ska-punk and college circles, which gave the band enough leverage to sign with the indie label Mojo Records. The label’s president, Jay Rifkin, and former Oingo Boingo bassist John Avila co-produced “Turn the Radio Off”, which marked Reel Big Fish’s first album for Mojo. “Turn the Radio Off” was unleashed in August 1996, and over the next year, the group continually toured in support of the album’s release, expanding their fan base all the while. In spring 1997, the single “Sell Out” began receiving heavy airplay from several influential modern rock stations in the U.S., which soon translated into MTV support for the song’s quirky video. By summer, the song had become a moderate modern rock hit, and the album had charted in the Top 100.

In 1998 the song “Take on Me” from the “Baseketball” motion picture soundtrack was released as the promotional single for the movie and once again found the band in regular rotation on rock radio and MTV in the USA.

The Album “Why Do They Rock So Hard” followed a year later, once again enlisting Oingo Boingo Bassist John Avila as producer. The album was not as commercially successful but is still regarded by many fans as the bands finest work. The band filmed a music video for “the Set up (You Need This)”, the only single released from this album.

The guys wound up on Jive Records in fall 2001 when their current label, Mojo, was bought by Jive’s parent label, Zomba. Reel Big Fish’s first release for Jive, a more rock-oriented record entitled “Cheer Up!”, appeared in mid-2002. This album was very successful in Europe with the video for the single “Where Have You Been” receiving heavy airplay on many music video channels.
Later that same year, RBF did a song for a Rice Krispies called “Snap, Krackle, Pop-punk” which was used in 3 separate commercials. Also that year, they recorded a cover of Toots and the Maytals “Monkey Man” for the Nickelodeon movie “The Wild Thornberrys.” The single for “Monkey Man” was also released in the UK and received heavy radio play as well as the music video being put on heavy rotation on Kerrang TV.

The band’s next album, the cynical yet catchy “We’re Not Happy ‘Til You’re Not Happy”, was issued in April 2005. Touring continued for the rest of the year, and Reel Big Fish happily parted ways with Jive in January 2006, having wished to be dropped from the label since the “Cheer Up!” release.

In August 2006, the group self-released a double-disc live CD (along with an accompanying DVD) titled “Our Live Album Is Better Than Your Live Album”.

Barrett said of this album “We finally captured the energy, excitement and humor of our live shows that we were previously unable to create in the recording studio environment. And it all sounds really good!”

This album is very popular with RBF fans and is sometimes referred to as “the Reel Big Fish Stand-up comedy album” because of all the silly stage banter.

The band returned with some new material in February 2007, splitting an EP “Duet All Night Long” with their friends in Zolof the Rock & Roll Destroyer. “Monkeys for Nothin’ and the Chimps for Free” followed several months later, marking Reel Big Fish’s first full-length studio release since leaving Jive’s roster, and 2009′s “Fame, Fortune and Fornication” found the band covering songs by the likes of Poison, the Eagles, and Tom Petty.

In 2010, the band released “A Best of Us for the Rest of Us”. It includes a 22 song disc of re-recorded hits and classic fan favorites as well as a bonus disc of 14 Acoustic or “SKAcoustic” versions.

On July 31st, 2012 Reel Big Fish released their 7th studio album, Candy Coated Fury (Rock Ridge Music), an inspired and infectiously catchy return to the hyperkinetic ska and biting wit of the band’s beloved early albums. “This album is a lot like our first two albums. It’s got a lot of the same intensity, frantic energy in the music, and the same sarcastic sense of humor. I think these are the fastest songs we’ve done since those albums,” Aaron Barrett, founding vocalist, guitarist, and principal songwriter says. “We’re finally just doing what Reel Big Fish does best, and that’s what we did on those first two albums.”

“Candy Coated Fury pretty much describes what Reel Big Fish does,” Barrett says of the significance of the new album’s title. “It’s hateful, mean, sarcastic, and, sometimes sad lyrics, over happy, wacky, silly, joyous, fast music that makes you want to dance. This album is mostly love songs, but bitter, angry, hateful love songs. Just about everybody knows what it’s like to be in a bad relationship. These songs could be sung by a 15 year old about his first love-gone-wrong, or by a 55 year old about a bitter divorce after 30 years. They’re bad-relationship songs that everybody can relate to.”

Candy Coated Fury is Reel Big Fish’s first album of newly recorded original material in five years. Overall, it’s the seventh in the band’s twenty year history, and it feels as vital and vitriolic as RBF’s foundational releases. The record opens with the huge sing-along vocal, balmy horns, and hyperactive ska groove of “Everyone Else Is An Asshole.” The track is an exceptional distillation of Reel Big Fish’s classic euphorically-juvenile ska punk. The stately arena riffs in “I Dare You To Break My Heart” reference cock rock, new wave, and soul without sacrificing one iota of RBF’s signature simmering skank. “I listen to the Darkness a lot; it was only a matter of time till I wrote a song like this! I can’t really sing as high as that guy so this song sounds more like Kiss, if Kiss was a Motown band that played ska,” Barrett says, detailing the song’s diverse stylistic touchstones. The anthemic “I Know You Too Well To Like You Anymore” features some of Barrett’s finest cutely cruel lyrics. “I think that is an amazing bad-relationship song,” he laughs. “I really captured the hateful love of two people who were once madly in love, but have been together so long, they can’t stand the sight of each other anymore but still say ‘they drive me crazy, and I hate this and this about them, but I love them.’” No RBF album would be complete without playfully irreverent 1980s covers. The band rounds things out ska-ifying the Wonderstuff’s “Don’t Let Me Down Gently” and When In Rome’s “The Promise.”

On December 12th, 2014 RBF released their first Christmas Album, A six song, digital only album entitled “Happy Skalidays”. This album includes 4 classic Christmas songs and 2 RBF originals.

Reel Big Fish continues to tour non-stop, playing over 250 shows a year to thousands of loyal fans all over the world, gaining more and more underground popularity as the Ska scene continues to flourish.

Rock n Roll Television
Rock n Roll Television
Montréal, QC

Rules
Rules
Hamilton, ON

Bio

Rules

Writing this in the 3rd person seems weird.
We’re Rules. Ben, Chuck, Adam & Alex. We all played or currently play in bands like The Saint Alvia Cartel, Organ Thieves, The Penske Files, Say Yes, The Video Dead etc. We started this band on a whim last summer while hanging out at Alex’s place in Burlington. We’re super excited to start recording and sharing our music with our friends.

Senseless
Senseless
Reunion show
Québec, QC

Sincere Engineer
Sincere Engineer
Chicago, IL

Bio

Sincere Engineer

Deanna Belos has been a fixture in the Chicago punk scene since she was in Junior High, attending shows, singing along, and raising hell in general. But she was more than just a face in the crowd, Deanna was a radiant friend to all, and at some point she picked up a guitar and made a different contribution the Chicago underground scene: her own music under the name Sincere Engineer. Over the last couple years we’ve encouraged her to keep writing songs and she surprised us all by assembling a great band and recording an impressive album. Her debut, « Rhombithian », was produced by Matt Jordan (You Blew It!, Dowsing, etc.) and pairs the sounds of Chicago punk and the youthful Midwest « emo revival » movement. No one is more excited about music than Sincere Engineer, and Deanna plans to play a lot of shows and bring her infectious energy to the rest of the planet in support of « Rhombithian ».

Slingshot Dakota
Slingshot Dakota
Bethlehem, PA

Small Stresses (Photo: Mike Moinihan)
Small Stresses
Detroit, MI

SteveO & the Crippling Addictions
SteveO & the Crippling Addictions
Philadelphia, PA

Bio

SteveO & the Crippling Addictions

SteveO, formerly of The Holy Mess, with occasional help from Tim Browne of Elway.

Stuck Lucky
Stuck Lucky
Nashville, TN

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Stuck Lucky

There was a time when we were not a band, but then that time ended and we were a band. We are still this band and shall continue in this fashion until we are not.

Such Gold
Such Gold
Rochester, NY

Bio

Such Gold

Such Gold formed in 2009 in Rochester, NY – a region steeped in tradition for quality punk and melodic hardcore bands, and DIY ethic. The band quickly released a demo, followed by a series of EPs and split 7”s on labels like No Sleep and 6131 Records.

In 2012 the band released their full-length debut « Misadventures » via Razor and Tie, produced and engineered by the renowned Steve Evetts (Kid Dynamite, Saves the Day, Snapcase). The LP reached #6 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and brought the band instant acclaim with both the hardcore and pop-punk scenes.

As with any budding group there were a few bumps in the road during the band’s formative years, including the departure of a series of founding members. Vocalist Ben Kotin seized the opportunity to fill the void on guitar which sparked a new creative element in the band, and a musical push into new territory. Kotin, guitarist Nate Derby and bassist Jon Markson recruited drummer Matt Covey (formerly of Shai Hulud) to re-develop Such Gold as we know them today.

2014’s « The New Sidewalk », produced and engineered by the infamous duo of Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore (Descendents, Rise Against, Propagandhi), was the first release to feature the modern lineup and a more complex and intense Such Gold. Their new incarnation saw a further exodus from the band’s earlier pop-punk tendencies and found them identifying more with the music they grew up with—fast, riffy, technical and forward-thinking punk and angular, dissonant math rock.

In 2016 the band re-released 2010’s « Pedestals » EP as a re-mixed, re-mastered collection featuring the original release, plus b-sides from the era, on Bird Attack Records – a label founded by the band’s long-time friend Garrett Wadford.

“We met Garrett several years ago while playing a festival in Costa Rica and have stayed good friends ever since,” guitarist Nate Derby says. “It’s been great to watch him grow Bird Attack Records into a record label synonymous with quality punk music and I think he’s long since proven to us that Bird Attack is a worthy home for our band. »

The resilient group has spent equal amounts of time touring both domestically and abroad with the likes of Strung Out, PUP, The Story So Far, PEARS, Anti-Flag, A Wilhelm Scream, the Flatliners, Millencolin and more.

Not to be slowed down, Such Gold prepares to release their jarring new EP « Deep In A Hole ». This 5-song musical exploration shows off their superior ability to combine catchy melodies and arrangements with a mastery of harmonic color and wild textures. The result spans the bands’ sonic past, present and future via their new home at Bird Attack Records. Produced and engineered by the band’s own Jon Markson, and mixed and mastered by Jason Livermore at The Blasting Room, « Deep in a Hole » is Such Gold at their best – doing things their own way.

Teenage X
Teenage X
Toronto, ON

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Teenage X

Teenage X is the band you blare at an excessive volume from your car radio, the band blasting from the speakers at that house party you’re still recovering from, the band that draws you from the back of the bar to the edge of the stage just to be closer to the sound, spit and swagger.

“The band is a self styled punk anthem generator and makes no bones of its rock lineage.”

– Gasoline Magazine

The Anti-Queens
The Anti-Queens
Toronto, ON

The Creeps - Photo: Martin Blondeau
The Creeps
Ottawa, ON

The Horny Bitches
The Horny Bitches
Montréal, QC

The Murderburgers
The Murderburgers
Edinburgh/Glasgow, Scotland

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The Murderburgers

The Murderburgers are a high-energy melodic three piece punk rock’n’roll band from Scotland who deal in lightening quick anthemic intelligent pop-punk bangers. Formed in 2007 by lead vocalist and guitarist Fraser, The Murderburgers have grown from gobby Ramones-esque young punks into arguably Scotland’s finest ever punk rock export.

Spending endless months on the road on both sides of the Atlantic, including playing the legendary Gilman Street in Berkeley, California and surviving near-death experiences in mainland Europe during 2012, the band have built their reputation on the strength of their dedication, passion, hard work and sheer talent, not to mention being armed with some of the finest hooky pop-punk anthems this side of early Green Day. With an unrivalled work ethic, they have wracked up over nine hundred shows across the globe since their formation, making for razor-sharp live shows bursting full of blood and guts, mixed with typical dry Scottish humour.

The Murderburgers’ latest full length album “The 12 Habits Of Highly Defective People” was released at the start of October 2016 on Asian Man Records/Round Dog Records/Waterslide Records right before the band’s first ever tour of Japan. The album was recorded and produced by Matt Allison at Atlas Studios in Chicago. The line-up on the new record consists of Fraser on lead vocals and guitar, Zack from Dear Landlord on guitar and vocals, Masked Intruder’s Yellow and Red on bass and drums, and Adam Fletcher from The Copyrights/Dear Landlord on additional vocals.

Most unhappy when not on tour, The Murderburgers are a relentless punk rock juggernaut that lives to be on the road. Their infectious pop-punk bluster deals with the universal issues; life, death, depression, poverty, mental illness, hope; wrapped up in an explosive ball of anxiety and chaos, delivered at 200 miles per hour whilst channeling the spirit forefathers The Ramones and The Queers. The Murderburgers represent all that is great about Scottish punk rock and are a band that we are truly proud to see taking over the world.

It’s Burger Time.

Derrick Johnston (Make-That-A-Take Records)

The New Trust
The New Trust
Santa Rosa, CA

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The New Trust

Josh Staples (of The Velvet Teen), Sara Sanger & Julia Lancer formed The New Trust in early 2003, first as a vehicle for a handful of short, upbeat & dark, punk-tinged-pop-songs penned by Staples, but over the years have evolved TNT into a true collaborative vision of the three. Darker, starker, and more quixotic than ever, The New Trust’s sixth album, “Upset The Tides” emerged from writing retreats to Lancer’s new home in Michigan, where the band would focus on completing a few songs at a time, perform them throughout the Midwest, and then return to Northern California to perform & record with friend and engineer, Jack Shirley (Comadre, Loma Prieta, Joyce Manor). The new album is reminiscent of the band’s beginnings – with ten songs in just around 30 minutes – but stylistically more lush and thoughtful, with recurring melodies and themes abound, surely reflecting the directions in which the group has grown in regards to both both their art and lives.

The Penske File
The Penske File
Burlington, ON

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The Penske File

For many years, « The Penske House » in Burlington, ON was known as the place to go for the after-show party. A place where several dodgy music videos have been filmed and where countless bands have slept….A place where eating a scorpion and chugging through a chandelier happened at least once. It also just so happens to be the place that Travis (Vox, Guit, Harmonica), James (Bass, Vox) and Alex (Drums, Vox) of the Penske File call home. More importantly, it’s where these three young men became brothers and banded together to make some seriously awesome music.

Following hot on the heels of two critically acclaimed EPs and several massive stretches of international touring, Burn Into The Earth attacks the listener with a sonic authenticity and passion that perfectly captures the ferocious spirit of the band. These 10 epic tracks were produced with the help of long time friend and prolific recording engineer Steve Rizun (Flatliners, Motorleague, Junior Battles). Meanwhile, with a touch of harmonica, and the warm, welcoming pop sensibilities, The Penske File feel like an all-inclusive band for misfits, romantics, workers and intellects alike. On tour, everywhere, forever.

For fans of Gaslight Anthem, Bruce Springsteen, Chuck Regan, Frank Turner, Hot Water Music

The Skudfux
The Skudfux
Montréal, QC

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The Skudfux

The SkudFux are…OH NO, not another punk rock band from Montreal! You bet!! They’re a damn good hot new punk rock band from the awesome city of Montreal. Their debut studio recording « Cheers », is a collection of 17 pure, raw, catchy-trashy, strongly melodic, rock-riffed anti-establishment modern day original punk songs. And if that doesn’t tell you everything you need to know, read on!

The guys have been listening to Punk music since their early days of high school where they met. With a collective hatred of commercial rap and EDM, and a passion for the loud, aggressive trashy tones of old school and new school punk, The SkudFux started writing their own music. Their goal: Revive loud, live, real music, and send the dancing DJ posers back to where they belong: your aunt’s and uncle’s cheesy wedding receptions. « Ya but what do the SkudFux have to say? » Their songs touch on a diverse range of subjects, from personal addiction to the current state of the music industry; from corporate greed to questions of existence. IT’S LOUD, IT’S LIVE, IT’S REAL!

What’s going on right now? Well, the guys are going to be driving across the country early 2017 to hook up with some of their heroes on the west coast. There will be a bunch of gigs along the way (amazing news coming soon!!!!) to complete their first officially unofficial cross country tour/road trip, to promote « Cheers » and have a BLAST doing it. Dates and locations will be announced soon, so sign up to the mailing list for all the latest details, and follow them on social media for a host of crazy antics.

This Is a Standoff
This Is a Standoff
Calgary, AB

Timeshares
Timeshares
Philadelphia, PA

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Timeshares

Formed at the tail end of 2009, NY’s Timeshares have always done things by themselves, pouring their lives and hearts into their songs and working hard – really, really hard – on doing it all themselves.

Tsunami Bomb
Tsunami Bomb
Petaluma, CA

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Tsunami Bomb

Forming in 1998 in the town of Petaluma, CA., Tsunami Bomb was the brain child of bassist Dominic Davi and keyboard/vocalist Oobliette Sparks. Wanting to combine influences from the darker punk of Northern California scene, with the classic Southern California hardcore, Tsunami Bomb set itself apart from it’s fellow bands early on with energetic and dynamic live shows, dual female vocals, and atmospheric synths that helped quickly build a fiercely loyal fan base.

Fast forward to 2016, where due to fan demand Kung Fu Records has collected the early, now out-of-print and rare E.P.’s into a 14 track LP collection, « Trust No One ». On the heels of this announcement, the original TSUNAMI BOMB line-up of Davi and Sparks, along with long time drummer Gabe Lindeman, have reunited with the help of vocalist Kate Jacobi to support this new release.

After a string of sold out shows around the US and festivals appearances such as the Vans Warped Tour and Remember The Punks, this rejuvenated Tsunami Bomb shows no signs of slowing down, with the band spending most of 2017 writing songs for a brand new album.

Two Houses - Photo: Maryam Hassan
Two Houses
Chicago, IL

Typesetter - Photo: Sam Porter
Typesetter
Chicago, IL

Bio

Typesetter

Typesetter is a band from Chicago, IL. They are influenced by punk, indie rock, shoegaze and noise rock. Since 2012 the band has played 250+ shows in the US, Canada, and Europe.

Walt Hamburger
Walt Hamburger
Neenah, WI

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Walt Hamburger

Walt Hamburger used to be best known for his work in The Hamburgers, a punk rock trio on My Brother Stole My Records (MBSMRecords). That all changed in 2014 when Walt signed with One Week Records and Barely Standing Records (2015). Now Walt’s has gained international attention as a solo act as well as locally playing with Walt Hamburger & The Young Guns. You may also know Walt for his time in Honor Amongst Thieves, Obvious Man Hands, Caution To The Wind, Babes In The Wood, The Gumchewers, Mike Pilz & The Delayed Reactions, 3 Foot C**t, League of Concerned Scientists, Lobot’s Task, The Where’s Marys, Endless Days Sleepless Nights, or Thief.

War on Women
War on Women
Baltimore, MD

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War on Women

War On Women is a co-ed feminist hardcore-punk band. Formed in Baltimore, MD in 2011, W.O.W. use driving riffs and in your face vocals that attack the listener both sonically and lyrically, penning catchy and confrontational songs that touch on rape culture, street harassment, the gender wage gap, transphobia, and other vitally pertinent social issues.

In 2015, W.O.W. released their debut self-titled full length (recorded in collaboration with J. Robbins at Magpie Cage) on Bridge Nine Records and have been touring relentlessly ever since, with dates in the US, UK, and Western Europe sharing the stage with such bands as the Refused, Propagandhi, Anti-Flag, Boy Sets Fire, Jello Biafra, RVIVR, Iron Reagan, Dismemberment Plan, and Shai Hulud.

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