The Fest 14 have added a new round of artists to their schedule, which will be held in Gainesville, FL on October 30, 31 and November 1, 2015, and Best Pre-Fest In Little Ybor 3 on October 28-29, 2015 in Ybor City, FL. Go here for the previously announced names. The newly confirmed names include:
Title Fight Modern Life Is War As Friends Rust Big Wig Into It. Over It. Smoke or Fire Pianos Become the Teeth Loma Prieta Riverboat Gamblers Masked Intruder Lee Corey Oswald
Joe Mcmahon of Smoke or Fire is teaming up with Scottish acoustic punk Billy Liar to bring a split seven inch with two tracks from each artist. They will be celebrating the release with a short tour of the UK and Ireland in April, with dates posted below.
Tour with Billy Liar April 2015:
Apr 01: Sweeny’s – Dublin (IR) Apr 02: The Bar With No Name – Belfast (IR) Apr 07: Cerberus – Dundee (UK) Apr 08: The Banshee Labyrinth – Edinburgh (UK) Apr 09: Nice N Sleazy – Glasgow (UK) Apr 10: The Tunnels – Aberdeen (UK) Apr 11: TBC – Brighton (UK) Apr 12: The Windmill – Brixton (UK) Apr 13: PJ McGintinties – Ipswich (UK) Apr 14: The Owl Sancturary – Norwich (UK) Apr 15: The Hairy Dog – Derby (UK) Apr 16: Santiagos – Leeds (UK) Apr 18: The Thirsty Scholar – Manchester Punk Fest (UK)
In related news, Mcmahon posted new songs on his Bandcamp page. He commented on this:
This is the launch of my bandcamp songs. This past New years eve on my way to Brugge I stopped in Antwerp Belgium and recorded some acoustic songs with my good friend Tim Van Doorn to close out 2014. Tim is recording my solo album. He’s Dutch and he’s brilliant. Just like Goldmember from Austin Powers.
We put 6 songs in the can in record time. 2 of them will be on an upcoming split with my friend Billy Liar, and the other 4 you can get here.
Tim relocated to Antwerp and is finishing up building his new studio. I’m going on tour until the end of May, and then finishing my solo record will be the first project in Tim’s new studio. These songs were recorded because I’m asked at every show where the music is. It’s on it’s way. In the meantime this is a chance for you to help me finish the record I’ve started. You can pay as much as you want for these songs. The music industry is what it is these days, but you can help make this happen. Living in Europe is amazing and different and difficult and challenging and and and…Point is I can not legally work when I’m not on tour because I am living in Germany with an Artist Visa. This is what I depend on to live now. Crazy idea, right?
Donations are beyond appreciated. They will literally keep the music coming. Please repost. Please spread the word if you like what you hear. It all makes a huge difference. If you’re still reading at this point you must a little bit.
A lot of good things ahead. I appreciate the support you guys.