Monthly Archive: June 2018

NY Based Punk Queens T-Rextasy Unveil Music Video
For New Single “Girl, Friend” Out 6/20 On Danger Collective  
+  Announce 30 Dates For North American Summer Tour 
Today, New York based punk queens T-Rextasy reveal the music video for their new single Girl, Friend, out 6/20 on Danger Collective. This is the band’s first release since their critically-acclaimed debut, “Jurassic Punk” (2016) that earned praise from Rob Sheffield at Rolling Stone and NPR Music. T-Rextasy performed over 100 gigs in 2017 and will bring their spectacular and theatrical show to 30 cities in North America this summer. The band will donate part of their merchandise earnings to various organizations supporting LGBTQ+ rights and reproductive justice.

Bitter Grounds – Two Sides (of Hope)
Gritty Netherlands punk/ska band BITTER GROUNDS just released the first single – and title track – off their new full-length album ‘Two Sides of Hope’, due to be released late summer 2018. The blazing yet catchy tune is backed by haunting visuals that underscore the uncompromising musical and lyrical attitude of the band, something that has been sorely missing from punk rock for a long time. While most bands these days seem to rehash the same tired slogans over and over again, BITTER GROUNDS remain independent in the truest sense, and don’t conform to anything or anyone.

Flatfoot 56 Releases Folk-Punk Acoustic Video for “Cain”
from New EP, ‘The Vancouver Sessions’
Celebrated Chicago Celtic punk band Flatfoot 56 recently released a new EP, The Vancouver Sessions, with Sailor’s Grave Records. In celebration of the new record and upcoming summer tour dates, the band has released a new video for their reimagined, folk-acoustic version of their fan favorite song “Cain.” Fans can pre-order the EP now at

Resistance 77
Punk Rock Bowling 2018
Las Vegas – Saturday, May 26, 2018

A street punk band from Notts who have honed the form down to a perfect fiery concoction of frustration, anger and energy with the kind of great yob choruses that have made Cock Sparrer kings of the current scene but with an added melodic touch that makes them really stand out.

The Old Firm Casuals
Punk Rock Bowling 2018
Las Vegas – Sunday, May 27, 2018

I was so stoked when we entered the Fremont Country Club and the Old Firm Casuals was on stage! After being stuck in the elevator at Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino for 20 minutes, we got off to a late start. We had rushed from the Main Stage at Punk Rock Bowling and we jumped straight into a waiting elevator. Because everyone was arriving back to the hotel at about the same time, people were piling into the elevator and left us barely enough room to stand in place shoulder to shoulder. We got about 2 floors up and then the elevator just quit. After slowly sinking back down to the ground floor, we called the front desk. People were starting to panic and when we got a person on the other line, they proceeded to interrogate us to ensure we were staying at the hotel and not just random guests. In a unified yell, we all proceeded to say “Fuck You!” get us out of here! The hotel staff didn’t seem fazed by our problem, so like most punk rock McGyvers, we all started trouble-shooting, pulling on the doors, and eventually finding a latch to let us open the elevator and climb out to safety! After getting back to the room and getting our bearings, we rushed out to the Fremont Country Club and to our delight, the Old Firm Casuals were on stage kicking ass. It helped to reset our attitudes and bring us back to our Punk Rock state-of-minds!

Dead Boys
Resurrected at Punk Rock Bowling 2018
Backstage Bar & Billiards, Las Vegas – Saturday, May 26, 2018

I heard a lot of grumblings about the Dead Boys show at Backstage Bar & Billiards at this year’s Punk Rock Bowling club series. And, as a longtime Dead Boys fan, I understand the fear, the reality that this show could destroy your fantasy Dead Boys appearance. Stiv throwing himself off the stage, belt around his neck, in a reckless show of dysfunctional self-pity in the seemingly true hope that this will be the show that kills him. How do you find a stand-in for the energy and charisma of someone who truly does not give a shit? A true punk from before the days of big festival shows and sponsored record tours.

2018 Vans Warped Tour®, Presented by Journeys®  
Brings Together Friends From Throughout The Years
Including Reel Big Fish, Bowling For Soup, The Used, Frank Turner,
All Time Low, Simple Plan, Taking Back Sunday, The Maine, Waterparks, The Interrupters, ISSUES, SUM 41, Tonight Alive, Knuckle Puck, 3OH!3, and more…

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