As you know by now, we're sponsoring the upcoming South By So What?! festival in Grand Prairie, TX at the end of the month. Today we are giving away two pairs of passes for the festival. Details on how to enter and win can be found in the replies.
This is absolutely one of the best conversations we've had yet on the AbsolutePunk.net Podcast. A few weeks ago, Jason and I had the pleasure of speaking with Kevin Devine about his two new albums, Bulldozer and Bubblegum, the recording of said albums, crowd-sourcing, and more.
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In case you've been living in a cave for the last few weeks, AbsolutePunk.net and its AbsoluteVoices sites are sponsoring this month's South By So What?! festival in Grand Prairie, TX, on October 25th and 26th. Over the last few weeks, we've done a festival spotlight along with a festival playlist. Check those out and don't forget that tickets are still available. We're also giving away two pairs of passes this weekend, so enter our contest.
PureVolume recently spoke with Chris Hannah (Propagandhi) about the upcoming twentieth anniversary of his band's release, How To Clean Everything.
A song like "Ska Sucks" was never supposed to be played outside of Winnipeg. We had written the song just to piss off local skinheads who for some reason identified heavily with ska music in the early ‘90s. We didn't really want to record it but [label owner/NOFX's] Fat Mike wanted it so we thought, "Well, the guy is paying for it and no one is ever going to buy this thing, so who gives a shit?" Now it's the proverbial albatross around our necks for the rest of our lives.
Fearless Records has partnered with MusiCares this holiday season to take care of the needs of musicians and members of the music industry across the country. To assist their program initiatives, a percentage of the net proceeds from the Punk Goes Christmas compilation will be donated to the non-profit organization. It is available for pre-order and more info is in the replies.
First off, I want to thank everyone for participating in our Yellowcard "Share Your #YCMoment" contest over the past two months. It was a new approach to a contest and we're happy with how it turned out. The band and label have picked their winners this week and you can find those in the replies. Just a reminder, the 3 runners up receive every YC album on vinyl + 2 Yellowcard shirts, while the grand prize winner will receive that package along with the backdrop used during the tour (autographed by the band, of course). So once again, thank you to all the fans who went to the shows and entered as well as to Yellowcard, the band's management, and Hopeless Records for helping out.
Enjoy The Ride Records has revealed some more details about its upcoming vinyl release of Something Corporate's North. There will be 1,500 copies on sky blue vinyl (band webstore exclusive), 750 copies on pale yellow vinyl (ETR exclusive), and 750 copies on black vinyl (Hot Topic exclusive).
We’re now less than two weeks away from the greatest punk festival in the world – The Fest. Now in its 12th incarnation, Fest will host almost 400 bands in Gainesville this year, spread out over roughly 15 venues in a 10-block area of the city (watched by about 6,000 people wearing all black). In celebration of this wonderful weekend – which is now four days instead of three! – we’ll be posting a few Fest-related features before it starts. Head to the replies to read our list of 12 things you can’t afford to miss at Fest 12 and check their website for all the info you need.
Hey Uncle Buckers – how has your CMJ going? Any cool free parties? Speaking of free…. Below is a list of shows that you can win tickets to. Comment below with your nickname, email, which show you want to go to…AND your favorite Ninja Turtle.
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P.O.S will be releasing WDELH/MDS/RMX on October 22nd, exactly one year after releasing We Don't Even Live Here. He teamed up with Marijuana Deathsquads to remix the album. It'll be available for free on Rhymesayers and you can watch a video for the remixed "Lockpicks, Knives, Bricks, and Bats" in the replies.