Renowned Swedish punk outfit, Millencolin, celebrate twenty years with the release of The Melancholy Connection on May 29th. This assemblage of b-sides, a follow up to 1999's The Melancholy Collection, features two brand new songs and twelve rarities spanning from their break-out album,  Pennybridge Pioneers, through today.  The CD is paired with a ninety minute DVD that takes fans inside the making of Pennybridge Pioneers with never before seen archival footage, interviews with the band and live performances.

The two new tracks hold up the classic Millencolin sound with energetic pop infused punk, combined with driving beats, anthemic choruses and irresistible melodies that will please diehard fans and new converts, alike.

Fans can preview a trailer for the CD/DVD budle by going here:

“We've released a lot of songs since Pennybridge Pioneers that were not released on our previous albums, so we thought it was about time to put them all on one,” says Erik Ohlsson. “We recorded a bunch of new songs in our own studio where we also recorded our previous album Machine 15 from 2008, and picked two of them for this release. We’re really excited about the new stuff we recorded! We're taking it back to our roots and mixing it with the new sound we've developed over the last years.”

With an impressive string of releases behind them, nearly two million records sold worldwide and having shared stages with the likes of Blink 182, the Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age, the Örebro based quartet of vocalist/bassist Nikola Sarcevic, guitarists Erik Ohlsson and Mathias Färm and drummer Fredrik Larzon have put together an rousing collection of material that allows fans get an inside look at the past twenty years which have brought Millencolin to where they are today.

“We had a lot of footage archived from the Pennybridge Pioneers recording that we shot ourselves,” says Ohlsson.  "No one has ever seen any of that footage and since we have new live footage from the 10th anniversary tour of the album, now would be a perfect opportunity to make somthing out of it."

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Fresh off of their recent Juno award nomination, Toronto's Cuff The Duke are announcing a string of new tour dates and the release of a free six-track covers EP.  In Our Time includes covers of Guided By VoicesJohn LennonSonic YouthBill Fay, Smog and Dum Dum Girls and is available as a FREE download here from NoiseTrade. For fans and collectors, there is also a LIMITED EDITION CD version of the EP available for purchase here, along with their Juno nominated album 'Morning Comes'.  The band's tour starts today in Fredericton (full list of dates below):
Cuff The Duke | Spring Tour Dates
 April 12 - Fredericton, NB @ The Capital Complex
April 13 - Charlottetown, PEI @ Hunter's Ale House
April 14 - Halifax, NS @ The Seahorse Tavern
April 26 - Hamilton, ON @ Casbah
April 27 - London, ON @ APK Live
May 4 - Sudbury, ON @ The Townehouse
May 5 - Sudbury, ON @ The Townehouse
May 12 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Rock Shop (w/ Kelley Deal)
May 14 - Atlanta, GA @ Smith's Olde Bar
May 15 - Durham, NC @ The Garage
May 23 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern (w/ PS I Love You)
July 21-23 - London, ON @ Home County Music & Arts Festival
August 17-19 - Salmon Arm, BC @ Salmon Art Roots & Blues Festival

Useless ID On Tour In Canada

There’s probably nothing quite as punk rock as being a punk in the Middle East and Israeli miscreants Useless ID are the long standing ambassadors of Middle Eastern punk rock to the rest of the world. Armed with eighteen years of experience and a tour history that includes such out of the way spots as China, Belarus and even Siberia, these boys from Haifa City have finally found a home with long time friends Fat Wreck Chords and together they’re bringing you Symptoms, the latest and greatest entry from these four desert punks on February 14th, so this year, forget the chocolates and roses and get your sweetie some good old fashioned punk rock, Middle Eastern style.
Useless ID first started in Haifa in late 1994, but they quickly recorded a demo and took off to California where they met and befriended all their punk rock heroes. It was a risky move that paid off in spades for Useless ID because for the past eighteen years they’ve circled the world zillions of times with bands like NOFX, the Vandals, No Use For A Name and even Die Toten Hosen, who are kind of like the punk rock U2 of Germany and definitely not from California, but you get the idea. Useless ID has been mixing it up with the coolest bands on earth for almost two decades and things are only gonna get more exciting now that Fat’s gotten its chubby little fingers on the sweet jams provided by Symptoms.
When it came time to record Symptoms, Useless ID trekked back to the States from Tel Aviv (current home town) to work at The Blasting Room Studios with the mighty Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore (Rise Against, NOFX), so you know the sound is absolutely dynamite. The end results are twelve tracks of falafel flavored Fat Wreck style jammers tinged with a little more moody introspection than Useless ID is traditionally known for. This is probably due to the fact that bassist/vocalist/songwriter Yotam listened to nothing but Husker Du while he was writing Symptoms. He even ended up with a Husker Du Tattoo by the time the dust cleared.
Anyway, after finishing up the record, Bill Stevenson was so impressed that he hounded label honcho Fat Mike to put it out. Eventually Mike relented and gave the record a spin and well, the rest is history. Useless ID has put out records on their own Falafel Records, Kung Fu and Suburban Home but their sound and attitude have always been classic Fat Wreck. Now, Useless ID is getting ready to hit the road in support of Symptoms, and you can bet your sweet ass they’ll be going everywhere that will have them. Chances are that you’ve never seen four crazy Israelis flailing around on a stage playing punk rock before, so check ‘em out for that reason alone. Or go see ‘em because they’re the legendary, constantly evolving international punk band from the 90’s that you didn’t know existed. Bring ‘em a falafel! Buy ‘em a beer. Tell ‘em hi. They’re seriously the nicest dudes in rock and roll. And my research indicates that they once played a huge fest in Europe while tripping on shrooms. That’s pretty cool.
Playing near you !

Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
Bar le Magog
Quebec City, QC, Canada
Le Scanner
w/ Fortune Cookie Club
Ottawa, ON Canada
Cafe Dekcuf
w/ Fortune Cookie Club
Montreal, QC, Canada
Foufounes Electriques
w/ Fortune Cookie Club
Peterborough, ON Canada
The Montreal House
w/ Fortune Cookie Club
Welland, ON Canada
The Rex
w/ Fortune Cookie Club
Hamilton, ON Canada
The Casbah Lounge
w/ Fortune Cookie Club
London, ON Canada
London Music Hall
w/ Fortune Cookie Club
Toronto, ON Canada
Bovine Sex Club
w/ Fortune Cookie Club

Young Magic Tour

05/06 Bristol, UK Simple Things Festival !
05/07 Leeds, UK Live at Leeds Hangover
05/08 London, UK 34-36 Stoke Newington Rd
05/09 Manchester, UK Trof Fallowfield
05/10 Brighton, UK The Great Escape @
05/11 Paris, France Club Folamour @ Fleche D'Or
05/12 Tours, France Le Temps Machine
05/15 Zurich, Switzerland This is Tigerr present - Exil
05/16 Genova, Italy Teatro Hops
05/17 Rome, Italy Circolo degil Artisti
05/18 Padova, Italy Ex-Macello
05/19 Yverdon-Les-Bains, Switzerland Amalgame
05/20 Stuttgart, Germany Zwoelfzehn
05/22 Gent, Belgium Vooruit
05/23 Amsterdam, Netherlands OT301 #
05/24 Rotterdam, Netherlands Rotown
05/25 Tilburg, Netherlands 13
05/26 Utrecht, Netherlands Le Guess Who Festival $
05/27 Cologne, Germany King Georg
05/28 Berlin, Germany Comet Club
05/29 Copenhagen, Denmark Stengade
05/30 Aarhus, Denmark Radar
05/31 Oslo, Norway Revolver
06/01 Stockholm, Sweden Debaser
06/02 Malmo, Sweden Debaser
06/14 - 06/15 Toronto, ON NXNE %
06/28 Brooklyn, NY Glasslands *
06/29 Washington DC Comet Ping Pong *
06/30 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's *
07/01 Boston, MA Great Scott *
07/03 Burlington, VT Monkey House *
07/04 Montreal, QC Divan Orange *
07/05 Toronto, ON Garrison *
07/06 London, ONT APK Live *
07/07 Cleveland, OH Happy Dog *
07/08 Chicago, IL Schubas *
07/09 Minneapolis, MN 400 Bar *
07/12 Seattle, WA Barboza *
07/13 Vancouver, BC Waldorf Cabaret *
07/14 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge *
07/17 San Francisco, CA The Rickshaw Stop *
07/19 Los Angeles, CA The Echo *
07/20 San Diego, CA Soda Bar *
07/21 Tempe, AZ Sail Inn *
07/23 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge *
07/25 St. Louis, MO The Firebird *
07/26 Bloomington, IN The Bishop *
07/27 Cincinnati, OH MOTR Pub *
07/28 Pittsburgh, PA The Brillobox *
07/29 New York, NY Mercury Lounge *

! = w/ Squarepusher, Hudson Mohawke, Caribou
@ = w/ Shabazz Palaces, Doldrums, Grimes
# = w/ EMA, Forest Swords
$ = w/ Bear in Heaven, NGUZUNGUZU
% = The Flaming Lips, Ghostface Killer, Purity Ring
* = w/ Quilt

Skip The Foreplay Tour

Salt Lake City, UT
Utah State Fairgrounds
Denver, CO
Invesco Field at Mile High
Las Vegas, NV
Union Plaza
Irvine, CA
Orange County Great Park
Pomona, CA
Pomona Fairplex
San Francisco, CA
Shoreline Amphitheatre
Ventura, CA
Seaside Park
San Diego, CA
Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Phoenix, AZ
Peoria Sports Complex/TBA
Las Cruces, NM
N.M.S.U. Practice Field
San Antonio, TX
AT&T Center
Houston, TX
Sam Houston Race Park
Dallas, TX
Gexa Energy Pavilion
 St. Louis, MO
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Detroit, MI
Comerica Park
Chicago, IL
First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Minneapolis, MN
Canterbury Park
Kansas City, MO
Sandstone Amphitheater
Indianapolis, IN
Verizon Wireless Music Center
Cleveland, OH
Blossom Music Center
Pittsburgh, PA
First Niagara Pavilion
Toronto, ON
Arrow Hall
Montréal, QC
Parc Jean Drapeau
Hartford, CT
The Comcast Theatre
Buffalo, NY
Darien Lake PAC
Scranton, PA
Toyota Pavilion
Boston, MA
Comcast Center
Philadelphia, PA
Susquehanna Bank Center
Uniondale, NY
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Oceanport, NJ
Monmouth Park Racetrack
Washington, D.C.
Merriweather Post Pavilion
Virginia Beach, VA
Farm Bureau Live
Atlanta, GA
Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Orlando, FL
Central Florida Fairgrounds
Miami, FL
Cruzan Amphitheatre
Tampa, FL
Vinoy Park
Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Cincinnati, OH
Riverbend Music Center
Milwaukee, WI
Marcus Amphitheatre
Seattle, WA
Gorge Amphitheatre
Portland, OR
Washington County Fairgrounds

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NXNE 2012 lined up and ready to roll!

Drumroll, please...introducing the 2012 NXNE lineup!
650 Bands • 50 Stages • 40 Films • 80+ Interactive Sessions

With the first wave of bands announced, the interactive speakers set and the film roster ready to go, NXNE kicks into high gear for its 18th annual festival.
Check out our lineup for the bands that will be on everyone's (flaming) lips and playlists before the year is out, digital innovators who are driving tech culture and must-see music films.
NXNE puts a spotlight on groundbreaking culture – global and Canadian. ---

On Saturday, June 16, three-time Grammy winners THE FLAMING LIPS mount an electrifying FREE stage show for the Yonge-Dundas Square crowds in downtown Toronto. Righteous punk rockers BAD RELIGION hit on June 14, along with California stalwarts NO USE FOR A NAME. MATTHEW GOOD brings anthemic alt-rock on June 15. NXNE's closing night features performances by influential rappers RAEKWON and GHOSTFACE KILLAH of the Wu-Tang Clan. All YDS shows free to the public. On the new acts front, NXNE 2012's club shows include the much-buzzed about DEATH GRIPS, OF MONTREAL, BLEACHED, THE MEN, 2:54, UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA and breaking hometown heroes METZ.
See the full lineup here. Stay tuned for more announcements.

With more than 80 presentations, NXNE Interactive (NXNEi) bridges the gap between creators of all kinds and interactivity by bringing the freshest in social content and the tools and creativity behind it together. This year's NXNEi features ROSIE SIMAN, JERRY PAFFENDORF, DAVE OLSEN, CHRISTIE NICHOLSON, DR. MICHAEL GEIST among many others, taking a deep dive into DIY and humanizing digital content.
For artists in all genres looking to learn how to promote their work, there are 150+ hand-picked influencers and experts showing which media tools and techniques will get big results in the digital space. NXNEi is the result of a creative partnership between NXNE and internation design and technology events company, FITC.

NXNE Film presents the world premiere of WHAT DID YOU EXPECT? THE ARCHERS OF LOAF LIVE AT CAT'S CRADLE, a feature-length documentary combining in-your-face concert footage from The Archers of Loaf reunion tour with rare interviews of the band. Another surefire hit is the gala presentation of ECSTASY, based on the IRVINE WELSH novel Ecstasy: Three Tales of Chemical Romance at the Royal Cinema. IRVINE WELSH will be in attendance and participate in an audience Q&A following the screening. Directed by Canadian filmmaker ROB HEYDON, ECSTASY is a twisted romantic comedy that was shot in Sault Ste. Marie and Toronto, as well as Scotland and Amsterdam. View the trailer here.

Yes, the rumor is true - we're giving away two pairs of Mundo Combo passes for you and a friend (or your mom) to get priority access to all the awesomeness that is NXNE. What does "priority access" mean? Winners jump to the front of the line for every show, screening and interactive session that NXNE has lined up, plus registration in one of four hands-on all -day workshops. To enter all you need to do is tweet and include #mundocombo @nxnei + @nxnefest by May 1, 2012. Winners will be notified on May 2, 2012, via Twitter (and yes, in case it wasn't obvious - you must be a follower of @nxnefest or @nxnei to win).
Head on over to Twitter and get your tweet on!

Thanks to all of the generous NXNE sponsors.

Interview with The Real McKenzies!


Check out The Sale Is On EP by Jon Vautier

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Pretty, lovin' the deep vocals!

CocoRosie announce new tour dates

06/06 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
06/07 Santa Cruz, CA Rio Theatre
06/08 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up
06/09 Los Angeles, CA Luckman Fine Arts Complex

Real Estate Tour

Sun-Apr-15 Indio, CA Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
Fri-Apr-20 Seattle, WA The Neptune
Sun-Apr-22 Indio, CA Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
Mon-Apr-23 Santa Cruz, CA Catalyst Atrium
Tue-Apr-24 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
Wed-Apr-25 Reno, NV Holland Project
Thu-Apr-26 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
Fri-Apr-27 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
Sat-Apr-28 Lawrence, KS Bottleneck
Sun-Apr-29 St. Louis, MO Plush
Mon-Apr-30 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
Tue-May-01 New York, NY Terminal 5 *
Thu-May-03 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theater *
Fri-May-04 Boston, MA Wang Theater *
Sat-July-14 Louisville, KY Forecastle Festival
Sun-July-15 Chicago, IL Pitchfork Festival
Thu-Aug-02 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up (on-sale Fri, 4/13)
Fri-Aug-03 Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Theater (on-sale Thu, 4/12)
Sat-Aug-04 Big Sur, CA Woodsist Festival / Henry Miller Library

* = w/ The Shins

New Wintersleep!


The Cult 's 20-date North American tour is set to kick off on Friday, May 25 in San Diego, CA bringing the band's incendiary rock energy to major and secondary markets across the continent. Full tour schedule is below.
For most of the dates, The Cult will be supported by Against Me! and The Icarus Line. Ticket on-sales begin later this week; visit for all details and to purchase tickets.

The Cult's 2012 North American tour schedule:
May 25 San Diego, CA @ Humphreys By the Bay
May 26 Las Vegas, NV @ M Resort
May 27 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
May 30 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
June 1 Chicago, IL - Congress Theatre
June 2 Windsor, ON - Great Canadian Beaverfest, Riverfront Festival Plaza
June 3 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE - Indoor Stage
June 5 Boston, MA - House of Blues
June 7 Buffalo, NY - Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf
June 8 New York, NY - Terminal 5
June 9 Hampton Beach, NH - Ballroom
June 10 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
June 12 Washington, D.C. - The Fillmore
June 13 The Norva, Norfolk, VA
June 15 Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues
June 16 Orlando, FL - House of Blues
June 17 Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
June 19 Houston, TX - House of Blues
June 20 Dallas, TX - House of Blues
June 22 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre

White Arrows tour w/ Beat Connection

LA's White Arrows have announced a slew of new tour dates, including a North American tour with Beat Connection that will take up most of June and July. Tickets for almost every show on this tour go on sale this Saturday, April 7. Before the June / July tour the band has a couple of West Coast dates with Givers later this month and a European tour in May with White Denim.


4/15/12 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's *
4/17/12 - Visalia, CA - Cellar Door *
5/10/12 - Brighton, UK - The Great Escape
5/11/12 - London, UK - Koko (Club NME)
5/12/12 - The Hague - Walk The Line Festival
5/18/12 - Liverpool, UK - Liverpool Sound City
5/19/12 - Glasgow, UK - Stag & Dagger
5/21/12 - Bristol. UK - O2 Academy Bristol %
5/22/12 - London, UK - HMV London Forum %
5/23/12 - Manchester, UK - The Ritz %
5/24/12 - Leeds, UK - The Cockpit %
5/26/12 - Brussels, BE - AB Club %
5/27/12 - Oosterstraat, NE - Vera %
5/28/12 - Doornroosje, NE - Nijmegen %
5/29/12 - Amsterdam, NE - Melkweg %
6/15/12 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst #
6/16/12 - Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour #
6/17/12 - San Diego, CA - Casbah #
6/18/12 - Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room #
6/20/12 - Dallas, CA - La Grange #
6/21/12 - Austin, TX - Red 7 #
6/22/12 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's #
6/23/12 - Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon #
6/24/12 - New Orleans, LA - Circle Bar
6/26/12 - Tampa, FL - The Orpheum #
6/27/12 - Miami, FL - Bardot #
6/28/12 - Orlando, FL - Will's Pub #
6/29/12 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade Hell's Stage #
6/30/12 - Raleigh, NC - King's Barcade #
7/1/12 - Washington DC - DC9 #
7/3/12 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie #
7/4/12 - New Haven, CT - BAR Nightclub #
7/5/12 - Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory #
7/6/12 - Cambridge, MA - TT the Bears #
7/7/12 - Montreal, QC - Il Motore #
7/8/12 - Toronto, ON - Drake Hotel #
7/10/12 - Pittsburgh, PA - Billobox #
7/11/12 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop #
7/12/12 - Chicago, IL - Schuba's Tavern #
7/13/12 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Café #
7/14/12 - Milwaukee, WI - The Cactus Club #
7/15/12 - Minneapolis. MN - 7th Street Entry #
7/17/12 - Denver, CO - The Hi-Dive #
7/18/12 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court #
7/19/12 - Boise, ID - Reed Boise #
7/20/12 - Portland, OR - TBA
7/21/12 - Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party
7/22/12 - Vancouver, BC - Media Club #
7/26/12 - Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room

* = w/ Givers
% = w/ White Denim
# = w/ Beat Connection

Slim Loris - Down To Earth

Outside Music to release new album from Andre Williams & The Sadies

Canada's finest live band, The Sadies, have reunited with explicit soul singer/cult legend Andre Williams for Night and Day, set for release May 15, 1012 on Outside Music. Night and Day is the result of sessions that began in 2008 at Key Club Studio in Detroit and captures Andre, then 70 years old and still using at the time, at his most raw, honest, and immediate. No filter. Andre is aided by a stellar cast of musical friends, dirty bluesers who have earned the trust of the ancient hustler, including Jon Spencer (who directed these sessions) and Matt Verta-Ray of Heavy Trash, Danny Kroha of Detroit's own gutter-blues superheroes, The Gories, the unsinkable Mekon, Jon Langford, and of course, behind it all, The Sadies' long-time line-up of Dallas Good on guitars and keys, his brother Travis Good on guitars and fiddle, Mike Belitzky on drums, and the mighty Sean Dean on the bass. The result is a raw, gritty slice of raunch rock that has attitude in spades and the hooks and playing to back it up.

Listen to the first single "One Eyed Jack" here.

The story starts at Key Club Studio, an old school jungle of analogue gear an hour outside of Detroit. Andre had just been sprung from a few days in the county cooler where he was being held on powder possession until his manager came to bail him out, a charge he would eventually beat, but his most recent stop in stir is well reflected on this record in tracks like "I Gotta Get Shorty Out of Jail," featuring fabulously retro cool back-up vocals by Sallie Timms and Kelly Hogan, and "Your Old Lady," a song about sending a lover back to her man after he gets out of prison.

The resulting record is a modern classic, with Andre showing remarkable range -from heartbreak and bitterness to ribald humor, swagger, raunch, sleaze, fear and retribution, romance gone right and romance gone wrong, and all in the spirit of the sloppy fun that has made him a legend. Andre Williams represents as the first and last of a breed of pimp-rolling R&B wise men, the real deal, an authentic totem of the low-down and disreputable, a man who has played outside the law, and outside the record business, and somehow managed to come out not only alive, but with a fervent cult behind him.

DRUNKSOULS - Revolution

You like grunge right? I mean, who doesn't!

Grunge did not die with Nirvana!
Check out Since Monroe and get your dirty rock on. Mang.

BonerTit EP !!!