This week on the Self Promotion Forum, I saw that the wonderful Gatherer are looking for a new vocalist. The NJ band released the amazing Between A Rock And A Sad Place earlier this year and are one of the best up and coming post-hardcore bands around today. If you're interested in joining the guys, check out what you need to do here. 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.
Ohio's alt-country stalwarts Two Cow Garage have recently concluded their inaugural European tour. Vocalist/songwriter/frontman Micah Schnabel has penned a rather long, albeit entertaining, final summation of the tour. Head to the replies for the entries.
I had the opportunity to talk with Mark Hoppus this week and he had the following to say about the next Blink-182 record. Check back Monday for the full interview.
It seemed Neighborhoods was a pretty natural progression from the Untitled record, even though it was eight years later, and then I know some of Tomís Angels & Airwaves influences were in there as well. Do you see the next record going in that direction, continuing that stuff, or do you see it veering off and doing something completely different?
For me, personally, obviously we still have to get into the studio and hash everything out, but I want to push it edgier. I want to push it a little faster, a little harder. I...
This week on the 20th episode (wow we made it to 20!) of the AbolutePunk.net Podcast, Jason and I talk with Buddy Nielsen of Senses Fail. Buddy has always been one of the most blunt and honest musicians I've ever talked to and on this episode we talk music, the industry, and the life of a band. Do you do it for the money? What happens after you get your one shot?
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Today marks the last day of the Yellowcard #YCMoment contest. In the replies, you will find some of our favorite moments from last week and then we will send off all of our favorite moments to the band and Hopeless so that they can pick their favorites. I just wanted to thank Yellowcard, Hopeless, and all of you who went to the shows and participated - I think this was a lot of fun. So check out last week's best #YCMoments and stay tuned for the winner announcement.
Let's throw a little pop-punk on your Friday. Today we have Second To Last's new single "Blaze," off their debut full-length, Nobody Cares. Check out the song in the replies, and grab the record on November 12.
Black Flag founder Greg Ginn has lost his lawsuit against FLAG, the spinoff band featuring founding singer Keith Morris and longtime bassist Chuck Dukowski. While FLAG ó which also features OG members Dez Cadena and Bill Stevenson, and Descendants guitarist Stephen Egerton ó has been out destroying shows like this Redondo Beach Moose Lodge thrasher, Ginn has reformed his own Black Flag unit (this one still called Black Flag) and hit some festivals here and there. Henry Rollins isn't involved in either, but somehow he was named in the lawsuit.
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