Hit the replies for recaps of SXSW Day 4: Saturday from Paul Tao, Lueda Alia and I. Be sure to check out the Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 recaps as well. I was lucky enough to see Fall Out Boy, and Paul got to see Vampire Weekend.
This week on the Self Promotion Spotlight, one can find Day Dreamer an emo tinged pop punk band from Illinois and Wisconsin. They've just released their Best Wishes EP which is 'name your price' on their Bandcamp. They have a similar vibe to a looser version of Title Fight and are definitely worth a spin. Interested in being a part of the Self-Promotion Spotlight? It's easy, just sign up for an AbsolutePunk.net account and post in the Self-Promotion forum.
The remaining dates of the Morrissey U.S. North American tour have officially been pulled down due to medical reasons. The singer has suffered a series of medical mishaps over the past few months including a bleeding ulcer, Barrett’s esophagus and double pneumonia. Despite his best efforts to try to continue touring, Morrissey has to take a hiatus and will not be able to continue on the rest of the tour. Morrissey thanks all of his fans for their well wishes and thoughts. Refunds for the remaining shows are available at point of purchase.
John Joseph (Cro-Mags) wants you to donate to an NYC kitchen that provides food for those in need. If you donate, you can also win Cro-Mags prizes. Check the replies for a video on the kitchen's history and how you can support.
Hit the replies for recaps of SXSW Day 3: Friday from Paul Tao, Lueda Alia and I. Be sure to check out the Day 1 and Day 2 recaps as well. Come back every day to read reviews of the rest of the days as well. Follow @apnetatshow on Twitter for random thoughts and reviews during the day.
Old Wounds are currently stuck in Oklahoma. Their van blew a transmission and now they must spend around a few thousand to get it fixed. Please do what you can to help them by buying some merch and/or donating to their Paypal.
Sources say there's evidence Wayne went on a Sizzurp binge after being released Wednesday, because doctors found high amounts of codeine in his system.
Update: Mack Maine just tweeted, "Wayne is alive and well! We watching the Syracuse game...thanks for the prayers and concern..he will update you all soon." However, TMZ also just updated with, "Wayne's mother is currently on a plane flying to Los Angeles -- and we're told all major decisions about Wayne's health (including the decision to discontinue life support) will not be made until she arrives."
Update #2 (06:39 PM): Lil Wayne's twitter account just tweeted, "I'm good everybody. Thx for the...
At the Dropkick Murphys' show in NYC on Wednesday night, a Nazi made his way on stage and performed the Hitler salute during the band's cover of AC/DC's "TNT". As soon as bassist Ken Casey saw this, he shoved and started a fight with the offender. Videos of the incident are in the replies.
Lupe Fiascoreleased a new song about Jonylah Watkins, a 6 month old shot 5 times in Chicago on Monday. The song is a reimagining of her life and how she would have grown up and what she would have become if she were not killed. You can listen to it in the replies.
The Wonder Years put forth all of their energy at every show, but there's something special about seeing them in a small club. Both the band and the fans relished the intimate setting. Adding a strong line-up of genuine musicians - really, any band on the show could have headlined to a solid turnout - was merely the icing on the cake. Don't miss this tour if it's coming anywhere near you, because The Wonder Years probably won't be playing venues this small for a while.