Sleep To Headline Desertfest London, Slo Burn, Turbonegro, Candlemass, And More

Sleep, by Jessica Lotti Photography

Sleep, by Jessica Lotti Photography

Fresh off of their assault on London this fall, Sleep has been named the headliner for Desertfest London 2017, set to play a London’s iconic Roundhouse venue. Coupled with recently named second headliner Slo Burn, this will be the can’t miss music event of the spring in the UK. Continue reading

Turbonegro, Samsara Blues Experiment, The Picturebooks, Satan Satyr’s Booked For Desertfest London 2017

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The Desertfest Franchise continues to climb with the first bands announced for Desertfest London 2017 . Already announced in the first wave are Turbonegro, Samsara Blues Experiment, The Picturebooks, Satan Satyr’s, Vodun, and more. More bands to follow soon. Ticket information is listed below: Continue reading

Amnesia Rockfest Books Blink-182, Rise Against, Jane’s Addiction, Limp Bizkit and Ice Cube

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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.

 

 

Live Review: Refused and Turbonegro at Observatory – Santa Ana, CA

Photo Credit: Rei Nishimoto

Photo Credit: Rei Nishimoto

 

Turbonegro came out on fire as part of the dual Scandinavian rockers bill, as they threw down the gauntlet early and never looked back. The Norwegian punk rockers, now led by British frontman Tony Sylvester (aka Duke of Nothing), kept the crowd on its feet and the energy up high with his one liners in between songs referencing Los Angeles as ‘evil” (“City of Satan”) and drug innuendos referencing neighboring city of Fullerton and finding Social Distortion mainman Mike Ness. But the highlights of their set list included their rendition of the Dire Straits classic “Money for Nothing” along with the set closer “I Got Erection,” with the crowd chanting along with every word.

Photo Credit: Rei Nishimoto

Photo Credit: Rei Nishimoto

Photo Credit: Rei Nishimoto

Photo Credit: Rei Nishimoto

Swedish veteran hardcore punkers Refused managed to rile up the sold out venue with their angst driven sound and kept the energy on high all throughout their set. Frontman Dennis Lyxzen led the assault with his anger driven stylings, while the crowd eagerly screamed along word for word, as if their lives depended on what he was saying. Beginning with “Elektra,” off of their forthcoming album Freedom, and then diving head into “The Shape of Punk to Come” and “The Refused Party Program,” (off of The Shape of Punk to Come) as well other long time favorites triggered the crowd to respond with the crowd jumping along with the band and crowdsurfers tossed around alongside the occasional appearance by Lyxzen throughout the evening in the pit.

Refused. Photo Credit: Rei Nishimoto

Refused. Photo Credit: Rei Nishimoto

While this is Refused’s official return to the music scene after a couple of brief reunion runs and with a new album about to drop, they showed that they have hardly lost a step. While longtime fans may debate over the validity over whether their new material stands up to their past, tonight’s show hardly shows any signs of them missing a step. If Swedish punk were missing any of their heroes, Refused is definitely up for the challenge to fill the void. Plus one thing is for sure – unlike their song, Refused are anything but dead.

Dennis Lyxzen of Refused. Photo Credit: Rei Nishimoto

Dennis Lyxzen of Refused. Photo Credit: Rei Nishimoto

Refused. Photo Credit: Rei Nishimoto

Refused. Photo Credit: Rei Nishimoto

Set List

Elektra
The Shape of Punk to Come
The Refused Party Program
Rather Be Dead
Summerholidays vs. Punkroutine
Françafrique
The Deadly Rhythm
Dawkins Christ
Coup d’état
Hook, Line and Sinker
Refused Are Fucking Dead
Liberation Frequency
Tannhäuser / Derivè

Encore:
New Noise
Worms of the Senses / Faculties of the Skull

By Rei Nishimoto

Punk Rock Bowling Announce Schedule Of Club Shows

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Punk Rock Bowling, the three day music festival held in Downtown Las Vegas on May 23-25, 2015 has announced the 16 late night club shows beginning Friday, May 22, 2015. This gives fans the opportunity to see their favorite bands in a more intimate setting; over 60 bands will take the stage throughout the weekend. All shows are 21 & over with valid ID.

Legendary acts performing in the intimate venues include Frank Turner (performing solo), GBH, The Rezillos, Laura Jane Grace, 7 Seconds, Hagfish, 88 Fingers Louie, Icons of Filth, Aggrocats (featuring members of Aggrolites and Hepcat), Street Dogs, English Beat plus many more. A full schedule is posted below.

In addition to the 3 main stage headliners of Rancid, Dropkick Murphys and Refused, other bands confirmed for the festival stages are The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Murder City Devils, Conflict, Turbonegro, Bad Manners, and Sick Of It All, Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, Anti-Flag, Swingin’ Utters, A Wilhelm Scream, The Business, Bombshell Rocks, The Muffs, Mahones, Sniper 66, PEARS, I.R.A., Success!, Get Dead, Avenue Rockers, Eliza Battle, Sounds of Threat, and Battle Born.

Friday, May 22

Fremont Country Club: GBH, Infa-Riot
Tickets $20, doors @ 9pm Abrasive Wheels Schleprock
Evacuate

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Country Saloon: 7 Seconds, Street Dogs
Tickets $17, doors @ 9pm The F.U.’s, The Applicators
Anti Social

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Backstage Bar: Aggrocats, The Interrupters
Tickets $20, doors @ 9:30pm The Bohunks Gonzo

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Beauty Bar: The Humpers, The Hangmen
Tickets $17, doors @ 9:30pm Los Creepers Revolutions Pride

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Saturday, May 23

Bunkhouse: Frank Turner Laura Jane Grace
Tickets $20, doors @ 9pm plus more tba

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Fremont Country Club: The Rezillos, The Dickies
Tickets $18, doors @ 10pm The Weirdos The Crowd
Danger Friends

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Country Saloon: The Templars, The Beltones
Tickets $17, doors @ 10pm Bishops Green Booze & Glory
Straight Outta Luck

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Backstage Bar: Cadillac Tramps, Hagfish
Tickets $20, doors @ 10:30pm Johnny Madcap & The Distractions
The Drakulas

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Beauty Bar: Mobtown, The Champions
Tickets $17, doors @ 9:30pm TBA DJ Gonzo

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Sunday, May 24

Bunkhouse: SPECIAL GUEST English Beat
Tickets $20, doors @ 10pm The Skints, Chris Murray

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Fremont Country Club: Cheap Sex – The Unseen
Tickets $15, doors @ 10:30pm Clit 45, False Cause

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Country Saloon: Strung Out, 88 Fingers Louie
Tickets $17, doors @ 10:30pm Pulley Avenues

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Backstage Bar: Icons of Filth, Krum Bums
Tickets $18, doors @ 10:30pm No Parents Anti-Vision

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Beauty Bar: Tim Barry, Dave Hause
Tickets $15, doors @ 10:30pm Kevin Seconds, Darius Koski

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Monday, May 25

Country Saloon Punk Rock Karaoke
Tickets $5, doors @ 10pm Tartar Control

 

17th Annual Punk Rock Bowling Announces Lineup

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The 17th Annual Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival will be held at 7th Street and Stewart Avenue in downtown Las Vegas on May 22-25, 2015, and Rancid, Dropkick Murphys and Refused will be headlining the event.

In addition to the 3 main stage headliners, other bands confirmed for the festival are The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Murder City Devils, Conflict, Discharge, Turbonegro, Bad Manners, and Sick Of It All, Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, Anti-Flag, Swingin’ Utters, A Wilhelm Scream, The Business, Bombshell Rocks, The Muffs, Mahones, Sniper 66, PEARS, I.R.A., Success!, Get Dead, Avenue Rockers, Eliza Battle, Sounds of Threat, and Battle Born.

The outdoor music festival, which will take place at 7th Street and Stewart Avenue, near Las Vegas’ famed Fremont Street, is an all-ages, all-day event, and food, drink, music and clothing vendors will line be on hand. The bowling tournament, pool parties, poker tournament, music and comedy shows will keep fans entertained for days.

Muse, Metallica, KISS, etc Confirmed For Der Ring Grune Holle Rock Festival

Der Ring – Grune Holle Rock Festival is set for May 29-31, 2015 in Nurberg, Germany. The confirmed acts for the event are as follows:

Muse
Metallica
KISS
Faith No More
Incubus
Limp Bizkit
Judas Priest
Airbourne
Within Temptation
Five Finger Death Punch
Accept
Triggerfinger
Anti-Flag
Testament
Turbonegro
Gojira
Eisbrecher
Bonaparte
Truckfighters
Deez Nuts
Hatebreed
Any Given Day
Arcane Roots
Beastmilk
Emmure
Eskimo Callboy
Exodus
Hang the Bastard
Ignite
Kissin’ Dynamite
Orange Goblin
Orchid
Poets Of The Fall
Rise of the Northstar
Saint Vitus
Stick To Your Guns
The Darkness
The Picture Books
Toxpack
Unearth

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TNT Releasing 30th Anniversary Album via Indie Recordings

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Veteran Norwegian hard rockers TNT has issued their 30th Anniversary 1982-2012 Live In Concert With Trondheim Symphony Orchestra release in the United States via Indie Recordings.

The performance was filmed on June 2, 2012 at the Clarion Hotel in Trondheim, Norway, with the band performing with the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra (Trondheim Symfoniorkester), and special appearances by Hank Von Helvete (Turbonegro), Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), and original TNT vocalist Dag Ingebrigtsen and returning vocalist Tony Harnell (replacing Tony Mills).

30th Anniversary 1982-2012 Live In Concert With Trondheim Symphony Orchestra Track Listing:
01. Fanfare For The Common Man.
02. Invisible Noise
03. Substitute
04. Refugee
05. As Far As The Eye Can See
06. Downhill Racer
07. Intuition
08. Northern Lights
09. Tekrø solo
10. Magica Lanterna
11. Sabre Dance
12. Harley Davidson
13. USA
14. Eddie
15. June
16. My Religion
17. Everyone’s A Star
18. 10.000 Lovers (In One)
19. Seven Seas

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Nick Oliveri’s Uncontrollable – Leave Me Alone

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Stoner rock firebrand Nick Oliveri is well versed in the art of reckless abandonment. Since his departure from Queens Of The Stone Age and Kyuss Lives! (Now Vista Chino) Oliveri has terrorised stages the word over playing bass with Cali punks Bl’ast and his raucous one man unplugged show.

‘Leave Me Alone’ see’s Nick in full stoner punk mode working through the full on rawk aspects of repertoire from the bar fight frenzy of ‘Human Cannonball’ to  vicious barrage of ‘Come And You’re Gone’ which recalls the bombast of Turbonegro, Nick O grabs you and does not let go.

At a lean and trim nine songs ‘Uncontrollable’ does not mess around. There are no build up’s, excess jam sections save the somewhat pointless yet pretty acoustic segue way of ‘Leave Me Alone’ itself which soon gives way to the anarcho blast of ‘The Void’. It’s familiar territory but an approach which plays well to Nick’s strengths. Those familiar with his work as Mondo Generator will know what to expect. A pull-no-punches knock down drag out affair which provides plenty of shout along hooks.

Several of Nick’s mates have got it on the act too with Blag Dahlia of The Dwarves, Kyuss Lives! Bruno Fevery and Mötorhead’s Phil Campbell all putting in an appearance to support their good buddy and while the tempos tend to wonder off, this is grass roots punk rock with a true DIY ethos and real character.

Sure there is none of the pop nous of Nick’s work in QOTSA this is a blunt instrument by which stoner rock’s Oliver Reed delivers a sermon of true punk rock zeal.

Tailor-made for the live arena the album remains up-tempo save the mid paced riot of ‘Robot Man’ complete with sirens and lyrics referring to the swat team, perhaps a tongue-in-cheek reference to one of Nick’s more infamous brushes with the law of late when he held police at gunpoint from his home after a neighbour reported a disturbance at his residence.

Oliveri is a true hellraiser in the classic mould, but where his reputation for destruction may proceed him the bloke can pen some good tunes.

 

7/10

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