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Back for an 11th year in a row, Amnesia Rockfest near Quebec, in Montebello Canada will host mega bands such as Blink-182, Rise Against, Jane’s Addiction, Limp Bizkit and Ice Cube among the 125 bands who are slated to perform. Other bands scheduled to appear include Korn, Ontario punks Billy Talent and Sum 41, Bring Me The Horizon, Florida’s A Day To Remember, Lamb of God, Anthrax, Twisted Sister (farewell tour and last show in Canada), Puscifer, NOFX (performing their album Punk In Drublic), The Used (performing their album In Love and Death), At The Drive-In (reunion show), Underoath (reunion show), Blink-182’s Travis Barker (solo show), NOFX’s Fat Mike performing as Cokie The Clown (world-exclusive solo show), Lagwagon (performing their album Hoss), Millencolin, Streetlight Manifesto, Against Me!, Strung Out, Guttermouth, No Use For A Name (special tribute), Leftover Crack, Wizo, Flag, The Adicts, Misfits, Dead Kennedys, Steve Ignorant of Crass, D.O.A., Turbonegro and GG Allin (special tribute), Sepultura, Sodom (first show in Canada in 10 years), D.R.I. (first show in Canada in 20 years), Cannibal Corpse, Korpiklaani, Max & Igor Cavalera Back To ‘Roots’ (performing Sepultura’s Roots album), Corrosion Of Conformity, The Black Dahlia Murder, The Faceless and Poison The Well (reunion show) and many more. Some defunct Quebec bands will temporarily reunite exclusively for Amnesia Rockfest, including Vulgaires Machins, Kermess, Raid, Démence and Yelo Molo. Festival regulars Grimskunk, Despised Icon, The Sainte Catherines (performing Dancing for Decadence), Voivod, Anonymus and BARF will be back this year. In addition, Québec Redneck Bluegrass Project, Bob Bissonnette, Gorguts and WD-40, alt rock legends Ludwig Von 88 (reunion show and only Canadian date) and Les Ramoneurs de Menhirs, Bérurier Noir’s Loran’s group.
Tickets are now on sale at www.amnesiarockfest.com and at Amnesia stores. Once again this year, festival weekend passes will be sold at very reasonable rates: $120 (plus fees and taxes), which comes out to less than a dollar per band! New this year: festival-goers can pay for their order in five instalments. VIP packages are also available.
For the 2016 edition of the festival, the VIP campground will be totally revamped to offer a unique experience to festival-goers. Again this year, several public transit options will be available, as well as an area for RV camping.
Anti-Flag have announced an upcoming Winter 2016 tour with Leftover Crack, War On Women, The Homeless Gospel Choir and Blackbird Raum. The band has released a digital acoustic album Live Acoustic at 11th Street Records (out now via Spinefarm), recorded during the Punk Rock Bowling in Las Vegas this past summer.
Feb 19: Walters – Houston, TX (No Leftover Crack or Blackbird Raum)
Feb 20: The Prophet Bar – Dallas, TX (No Leftover Crack or Blackbird Raum)
Feb 21: Korova – San Antonio, TX (No Leftover Crack or Blackbird Raum)
Feb 23: The Rock – Tucson, AZ (No Leftover Crack or Blackbird Raum)
Feb 24: Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ (No Leftover Crack or Blackbird Raum)
Feb 25: Observatory North Park – San Diego, CA
Feb 26: Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
Feb 27: Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA
Feb 28: Vinyl – Las Vegas, NV
Mar 01: DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
Mar 02: Knitting Factory – Reno, NV
Mar 04: El Corazon – Seattle, WA
Mar 05: Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
Hailing from Asbury Park, NJ singer/songwriter Sammy Kay has lived the kind of romantic life that can only be found in a song. After living in Brooklyn and Los Angeles, then seeing the world working as a tour manager for three years, Kay has used his travels and experiences to hone his song-craft into an endearing mixture of punk rock, Americana, and soul. Always behind-the-scenes helping other artist’s grow and succeed, Kay built strong friendships all across the country, these friends would later come together to help record his debut album. Now, with the release of his debut full length, Fourth Street Singers, Sammy Kay is excited to step into the spotlight and show listeners what he’s capable of.
Recorded by Pete Steinkopft of The Bouncing Souls at Little Eden Studios, Fourth Street Singers was crafted from the ground up with an all-star cast of accomplished musicians, featuring members of The Slackers, Franz Nicolay’s band, Rancid‘s touring band, Westbound Train, Leftover Crack, Plow United and more. The sense of camaraderie from the recording studio is palpable across the 10 tracks on Fourth Street Singers, but Kay’s songs are more than just bar anthems. There is a yearning that can’t be denied in every song. Whether it’s a desire for truth, connection, or something more, these tracks feel authentic and lived-in. Even Kay’s take on the Tom Waits classic “Old Shoes (Pictures And Postcards)” feels entwined with the story told on Fourth Street Singers.
Harnessing influences ranging across the spectrums of rock n’ roll, punk, and Americana, Sammy Kay has crafted an album that is uniquely personal while still invitingly familiar, wild and free while still reserved and dynamic. Full of love and despair, life and death, salvation and American rock n’ roll, Fourth Street Singers is Sammy Kay.
Fourth Street Singers track list:
01. You Ought To Know
02. Saints and Sinners
03. Your Way
04. Highs and Lows
05. Forever and a Day
08. Stay a While
09. Old Shoes
Feb 26: Wills Pub – Orlando, FL
Feb 27: Nobbys – St Augustine, FL
Feb 28: New World Brewery – Ybor City, FL
Mar 01: Looseys – Gainesville, FL
Mar 06: Flamingo Cantina – Austin TX
Mar 11: Vandals – Kansas City, MO
Mar 12: Des Moines Social Club – Des Moines, IA
Mar 14: Burton Cummings Theatre – Winnipeg, MB (Canada) (w/ The Gaslight Anthem, Northcote)
Mar 15: Amigos Cantina – Saskatoon, SK (Canada) (w/Northcote)
Mar 16: Union Hall – Edmonton, AB (Canada) (w/ The Gaslight Anthem, Northcote)
Mar 17: Macewan Hall – Calgary, AB (Canada) (w/ The Gaslight Anthem, Northcote)
Mar 19: Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC (Canada) (w/ The Gaslight Anthem, Northcote)
Mar 20: Showbox At The Market – Seattle, WA ( w/ The Gaslight Anthem, Northcote)
Mar 21: Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR (w/ The Gaslight Anthem, Northcote)
Mar 23: The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT (w/ The Gaslight Anthem, Northcote)
Mar 24: Ogden Theater – Denver, CO (w/ The Gaslight Anthem, Northcote)
Mar 26: The Ready Room – St Louis, MO (w/ The Gaslight Anthem, Northcote)
Mar 27: The Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN (w/ The Gaslight Anthem, Northcote)
Mar 28: Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH (w/ The Gaslight Anthem, Northcote)