Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes – Sharkmuffin: Live at Mercury Lounge

Arriving extra early on an overcast Monday night, there was already a line out the door at Mercury Lounge, the tiny SoHo neighborhood music venue that hosts many up and coming darlings of Rock. This is usually not the place for massive international sensations like Frank Carter and his band The Rattlesnakes usually play. Unless they want to. That’s right, actually. If FCATR wanted to perform at larger venues, they would. They want the intimacy of bricks walls, low ceilings, and no barricades. They want to smell the crowd and get sweaty together. They want to jump around like crazy, but still see the whites of their fans’ eyes and speak directly to their hearts. For such a modern, slick band that makes incredible music, this is extremely Punk Rock. Bands used to mean more back then and were able to use music to take us someplace else for a little while. A lot of things tonight kept bringing me back to this feeling.
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Red Fang’s David Sullivan And John Sherman Discuss Touring, Only Ghosts, Videos And More

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Red Fang released their fourth studio album back in October via Relapse Records, and Only Ghosts did not disappoint. Continue reading

Wormburner Performing Annual Christmas Show in New York City

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Wormburner released their newest record Pleasant Living in Planned Communities via DIVE Records and will be performing their annual Christmas show on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Mercury Lounge in New York City. Watch their video for “Somewhere Else To Be” here. Stream “Bells of St. Ignatius” here.

A tradition eight years running, the centerpiece of the evening is the band’s performance of their beloved original Christmas song, “Bells of St. Ignatius”, which Time Out New York calls, “Wormburner’s answer to The Pogues’ ‘Fairytale of New York’.”

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