Infamous rock festival Levitation has announced its 2022 lineup! Headliners and support bands include The Jesus And Mary Chain, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard (2 Nights), The Black Angels, Os Mutantes, Osees, L7, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Shame, Viagra Boys, Hunx & His Punx, W.I.T.C.H, Moon Duo, Off!, Sunflower Bean, Cold Cave, La Femme, Automatic, Protomartyr, Heartless Bastards, and many more to be announced soon! Four-day passes and single show tickets are on sale now! The fest takes place on Halloween weekend, October 27th-30th 2022, In Austin, Texas.
Hardcore legends OFF! featuring members of Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Burning Brides, Rocket From The Crypt, Red Kross, and more will have their entire back catalog re-issued on vinyl from Fat Possum Records. Their releases First Four EPs, OFF!, and Wasted Years, will be available on three 12” LPs on colored-vinyl versions for the first time. Pre-orders are live a the link below. Watch the trailer for the reissues right now!
Political Punk legends Dead Kennedys have been added as a last-minute addition to Muddy Roots Music Festival. The group, featuring members Klaus Fluoride, East Bay Ray, Ron “Skip” Greer, and D.H. Peligro, will hit the Muddy Roots Truck Stage in Cookeville, Tennessee on Saturday, August 31st. Dead Kennedys join a wide-ranging lineup from punk, metal, roots music, and even some hip-hop fans squeal in unified delight. This year’s event, which will take place from August 30th to September 1st, boasts sets from almost 80 bands, including appearances from MC50, the new incarnation of Wayne Kramer’s MC5, and GZA of Wu-Tang Clan fame who will perform with a live band. The MC50 band includes Kim Thayil (Soundgarden), Brendan Canty (Fugazi), Billy Gould (Faith No More), and Marcus Durant (Zen Guerilla). GZA’s backing band is led by Ramsey Jones, older brother of the late ODB of the Wu-Tang Clan. John Garcia and Nick Oliveri, both formerly of Kyuss will appear with their respective new projects, California punk band Face to Face, Fishbone, alt-country outlaws like Sarah Shook & The Disarmers and Mike and The Moonpies, Possessed By Paul James and The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band and many more. Continue reading
Punk, a new documentary series made its debut on the EPIX channel tonight. Produced by Iggy Pop and designer and music mogul John Varvatos, Punk is a four-part series that explores the birth of Punk Rock. A huge assemblage of stars has come together including Pop, Varvatos, John Lydon (Sex Pistols, Public Image Ltd), Henry Rollins (Black Flag), Marky Ramone (Ramones), Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters/Nirvana), Duff McKagan (Guns n’ Roses), Donita Sparks (L7),director Penelope Spheeris (The Decline of Western Civilization), Joan Jett, Danny Fields, Legs McNeil, Wayne County, Keith Morris (Black Flag/Circle Jerks/OFF), Debbie Harry and Chris Stein (Blondie), Wayne County, Flea and many more. It may become a recurring series since the listing on EPIX refers to it as “Season 1”. You can watch the trailer below and click the link to sign up for a free trial to watch episode 1 on your phone on the EPIX NOW app or mobile device if your cable provider doesn’t feature the channel. Continue reading
The 2015 Denver Riot Fest will be held at the National Western Complex on August 28-30, 2015, and the first lineup announcement has been released. A second announcement with two more headlining acts and additional acts are pending.
Snoop Dogg (performing Doggystyle)
Ice Cube & Special Guests (performing Straight Outta Compton Remix)
Rancid (performing …And Out Come The Wolves)
Coheed And Cambria
Drive Like Jehu
Explosions In The Sky
Cold War Kids
The Airborne Toxic Event
Bootsy Collins’ Rubber Band
Babes In Toyland
Eagles Of Death Metal
The Might Might Bosstones
De La Soul
The Dead Milkmen
The Lawrence Arms
Reverent Horton Heat
The Black Lips
The Get Up Kids
Less Than Jake
The Joy Formidaable
The White Buffalo
Post Malone With FKI
The Bunny Gang
Fit For Rivals
The Moth & The Flame
Sleep On It
The ‘Rock-afire explosion and ‘Hellzapoppin’ Circus Sideshow Revue‘ will also be making special appearances.
Danny Carey of Tool and Brent Hinds of Mastodon have long been rumored to be working on a side project, originally when Mastodon opened up for Tool seven years ago. Now fully formed in the aquatic-themed Legend of the Seagullmen, the supergroup have released two songs for FREE download on their website. The group also includes OFF! Guitarist Dimitri Coates and film director Jimmy Hayward (Horton Hears A Who, Jonah Hex) who has a long association with Hinds and Mastodon, who is also producing the band.
The schedule is as follows:
Sick Of It All
Blink 182 with Matt Skiba of The Alkaline Trio
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will be happening once again over two weekends: April 10-12 and April 17-19, 2015 in Indio, California. AC/DC, Jack White and Drake will headline the three days respectively.
Amongst the acts listed on the poster on the rock side include Bad Religion, Reverend Horton Heat, Brant Bjork and Low Desert Punk Band, Drive Like Jehu, Antemasque, Bad Suns, Circa Survive, OFF!, and Touche Amore.