SNEAKY DEE’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT SERIES KICKOFF!

Sneaks is celebrating their 25th birthday in true Sneak’s fashion, with big events and even bigger special performances! The 25th anniversary concert series will kick off on September 13th and go through to October 31st.

The first of many special surprise performances will be a double header from BC’s pop punk ambassadors GOB on September 13th and 14th. The last time Sneaky Dee’s hosted Gob was back in October of 2006. The band is coming off of a string of sold-out shows in BC and Alberta, including a jaw dropping performance supporting Billy Talent on the main stage of Edmonton’s summer festival highlight, Boonstock. There is no doubt both shows are sure to be a sweaty success as fans pile into the small venue for two very special nights that are unlikely to ever be duplicated.

The band is working on a new record, meanwhile lead singer Tom Thacker has joined Sum 41. GOB formed in 1993 and quickly became Vans Warped Tour favourites. Their 2003 LP Foot in Mouth Disease was a MuchMusic heavyweight with singles “I Hear You Calling” and “Give Up The Grudge”.

Tickets cost $20 in advance and will be available at Rotate This and www.ticketweb.ca.

Stay tuned for more exciting announcements and use the #SD25 hashtag to spread the word!

Follow @TheSneakyDees for ticket and show updates!

Paper Bag Records set to celebrate tenth anniversary with three nights of music at Toronto's Great Hall.

Paper Bag Records is ecstatic to announce details of the label's comprehensive and genre-bending Tenth Anniversary celebrations which will take place in Toronto on September 27th, 28th and 29th at The Great Hall. PBR10 will see most of the label's current roster performing over the three nights. PBR10 highlights include: headline sets from Elliott BROOD & Friends, The Rural Alberta Advantage and the return of Vancouver's You Say Party. All proceeds from the event to benefit MusiCounts, Canada's music education charity. PBR10 tickets are available now.

PBR 10
Tenth Anniversary Concert Series
Thursday, September 27th
Elliott BROOD & Friends
Born Ruffians
Woodhands
The Acorn

Friday, September 28th
The Rural Alberta Advantage
Cuff The Duke
PS I Love You
Slim Twig

Saturday, September 29th
Secret Guest
You Say Party
Young Galaxy
The Luyas

Tickets will be available at: ROTATE THIS, SOUNDSCAPES and at http://shop.paperbagrecords.com/products/pbr-10
Single night: $25.00
3 Day Pass: $60.00

Paper Bag Records is one of North America’s finest independent record labels. Based in Toronto, the label has cultivated an exciting and diverse roster which includes both domestic and international talent. Recently, the label also became the Canadian home for Montreal's The Luyas, Tim Hecker and Moonface. In its tenth-year of existence, Paper Bag Records is currently working with an exciting active roster of Austra, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Cuff The Duke, Elliott BROOD, PS I Love You, Young Galaxy, Born Ruffians, The Acorn, Winter Gloves, Woodhands, Slim Twig, CFCF and Sally Shapiro.

Paper Bag Records was created with the intention of focusing specifically on the Toronto-area indie rock music scene. Initial signings were Broken Social Scene and Stars. The label also helped launched the careers of controller.controller and Tokyo Police Club.

For two years in a row, Paper Bag Records was given the title of 'Best Label' from Toronto's Now Magazine in their Best of 2008 and 2009 issues. In 2011, The Toronto Star said that Paper Bag Records is "having one of the best years of its existence" and in early 2012, The Grid recognized the label as a "cornerstone of Canadian music".

MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) is helping to keep music alive in schools across Canada. MusiCounts’ mission is to ensure that children in Canada, regardless of socio-economic circumstances, have access to music programs through their schools. MusiCounts includes Band Aid musical instrument grants, the MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award, Scholarships and other music education initiatives. To date, MusiCounts has awarded nearly $5 million dollars to help keep music alive, impacting 262 Post-Secondary graduates and an estimated 400,000 students, their schools and communities. For more information, please visit: www.musicounts.ca

The Rural Alberta Advantage announce fall tour with Dan Mangan.


The Rural Alberta Advantage Fall Tour Dates with Dan Mangan
October 24 - Kingston, ON - Sydenham United Church
October 25 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
October 27 - London, ON - London Music Hall
October 29 - Chicago, IL - Schuba's
October 30 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
November 01 - Winnipeg, MB - Burton Cummings
November 02 - Regina, SK - Knox Met
November 03 - Saskatoon, SK – Odeon
November 05 - Edmonton, AB – Winspear
November 07 - Nelson, BC - Live at the Royal
November 08 - Kelowna, BC - Kelowna Community Theatre
November 09 - Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Less Than Jake Announces Midwest Tour Dates with A Wilhelm Scream, Junior Battles

Less Than Jake has announced a string of tour dates in the Northeast and Midwest between Riot Fest Toronto and Riot Fest Dallas, with Riot Fest Chicago included in the middle. The tour will be supported by A Wilhelm Scream and Junior Battles, and tickets for all the dates go on sale on July 27.
This tour is part of Less Than Jake's 20th Anniversary Tour, a year-long celebration of the band's second decade together. This year has taken the band across the northeast, to South America, and across the pond to the UK and Europe so far.
Less Than Jake is currently supporting two recent releases, the Greetings From... and Season's Greetings From... EPs, which came out in summer and February 2012, respectively. A Wilhelm Scream's last released was a self-titled five-song EP on Paper + Plastick Records in 2009, and the band is currently recording a new album. Junior Battles is supporting its Idle Ages full-length, released in summer 2011 on Paper + Plastick.

Less Than Jake 20th Anniversary Tour Dates:
Aug 10 Jacksonville, FL Freebird Live (tickets)
Aug 11 Orlando, FL Beacham Theatre (tickets)
Aug 19 Hartford, CT Scion Festival Stage @ Comcast Theatre
Aug 23 London, UK Barfly
Aug 24 Leeds, UK Leeds Festival
Aug 25 Southend, UK Chinnery’s
Aug 26 Reading, UK Reading Festival
Aug 31 Gainesville, FL High Dive (formerly known as Double Down Live) [tickets]
Sep 1 Gainesville, FL High Dive (formerly known as Double Down Live) [tickets]
With A Wilhelm Scream, Junior Battles:
Sep 9 Toronto, OR RIOT FEST
Sep 10 Pawtucket, RI
Sep 11 New Haven, CT
Sep 12 Allentown, PA
Sep 13 Cleveland, OH
Sep 14 Pittsburgh, PA
Sep 16 Chicago, IL RIOT FEST
Sep 18 Bloomington, IL
Sep 19 St. Louis, MO
Sep 20 Omaha, NE
Sep 21 Tulsa, OK
Sep 22 Dallas, TX RIOT FEST

The Atom Age On Tour In Canada !

The Atom Age hail from Oakland, CA. This 5 piece band play 60's garage/punk and are heavily influenced by bands like Rocket From The Crypt, Hot Snakes, and the Sonics. The boys from Oakland deliver a rock n' roll assault on their sophomore release "The Hottest Thing That's Cool".

Horn tinged rock n' roll is the best description for this band, but it's no secret that the band takes great pride in their influence from Rocket From The Crypt. They've gone as far to say that without Rocket, there would be no Atom Age.


On tour with Down By Law in Canada this August !

8/11 Vancouver, BC @ Funky Winkerbeans
8/13 Calgary, AB @ Dickens Pub
8/14 Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop
8/16 Regina, SK @ The Exchange
8/17 Winnipeg, MB @ Osborne Village Inn
8/18 Thunder Bay, ON @ Crock's
8/20 Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
8/22 London, ON @ Call the Office
8/23 Montreal, QC @ Underworld
8/24 Kingston, ON @ The Mansion

Russ Rankin Streams "When I Pray" on Punknews

Russ Rankin is streaming a new song called "When I Pray" on Punknews.org. The song comes from his upcoming debut solo record, Farewell Catalonia, which comes out on August 7 via Paper + Plastick Records. Please link your readers to the song stream.
Rankin will be releasing more new songs next week leading up to the album's release, and a full album stream will be available the week before the street date.
Paper + Plastick Records will put up preorders for vinyl and digital copies of the record on Tuesday, July 24.

Russ Rankin - Farewell Catalonia
August 7, 2012
Paper + Plastick Records
Download album art

1. Pushing Daisies
2. Departures
3. American Amnesia
4. Points Between
5. This Is What We Get
6. Cold Blues
7. Flesh and Bone
8. Get A Room
9. Indivisible
10. When I Pray
11. Shine
12. Under the Hours

PROPAGANDHI TO RELEASE SIXTH STUDIO ALBUM IN SEPTEMBER

Celebrating three decades of life in the political and musical hinterlands, Propagandhi will release their sixth studio album, Failed States, on September 4th. The album’s first single “Failed States” debuts today and can be heard now by going HERE. Fans can pre-order Failed States now at The Epitaph Store. Additionally, Propagandhi will kick off a North American tour in September with support from Comback Kid. Dates are listed below.

Failed States willfully careens between brazen metallic tendencies and the ragged punk rock roots of Propagandhi's earlier work, further raising the lyrical and musical bar set by their critically-acclaimed 2009 release, Supporting Cast(e).

“Our goal is always to create a no-holds-barred, forward-thinking, tip-of-the-hat to the giants -- Voivod, Rush, NoMeansNo, SNFU, Sacrifice, Razor, Guilt Parade – that have gone before us,” says vocalist and guitarist, Jesus H. Chris. “We are in their debt and take the mission seriously. Even when we're singing about liking Kurt Russell as Captain Ron, we take the mission seriously. Failed States is our most formidable – and to me personally, our most surprising -- attempt at conjuring the numinous from the quotidian. Yes, I had to look those words up.”

The result is one of the band’s most forward thinking and musically varied albums to date. Failed States is not simply proof of Propagandhi's continued dedication to pushing their musical boundaries, but an evocative (and provocative) meditation on human nature, meaning and life under an expanding, planet-wide technocracy. Ranging from dynamic, progressive rock of “Note To Self” to the accelerated heaviness of “Duplicate Keys Icaro (An Interim Report)” and blazing thrash cuts like “Hadron Collision” and “Things I Like,” Propagandhi has created a truly monumental sixth album.

Stay tuned to www.propagandhi.com and www.epitaph.com to hear new music from Failed States and for news about Propagandhi!

Failed States Track Listing:
Note to Self - 5:56
Failed States - 1:54
Devil's Creek - 2:32
Rattan Cane - 3:06
Hadron Collision - 1:37
Status Update - 1:05
Cognitive Suicide - 3:42
Things I Like - 1:59
Unscripted Moment - 4:10
Dark Matters - 3:16
Lotus Gait - 3:15
Duplicate Keys Icaro (An Interim Report) - 4:34


Propagandhi Tour Dates:

9/25/12

London Music Hall

London

ON

9/26/12

Phoenix Theatre

Toronto

ON

9/27/12

Ritual

Ottawa

ON

9/28/12

La Tulipe

Montreal

QC

9/29/12

Hotel la Sagueneenne

Chicoutimi

QC

9/30/12

Imperial de Quebec

Quebec City

QC

10/2/12

Middle East Club

Cambridge

MA

10/3/12

Highline Ballroom

New York

NY

10/4/12

Le Poisson Rouge

New York

NY

10/5/12

Union Transfer

Philadelphia

PA

10/6/12

Otto Bar

Baltimore

MD

10/7/12

Altar Bar

Pittsburgh

Gaslight Anthem DRINKING GAME!!! ! FUN FUN FUN !

Below is the "Gaslight Anthem Handwritten Drinking Game" I highly recommend only choosing one of the words, you will be passed out by track 3 if you try otherwise.


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Something looks a little off with the poster - I think it needs an instagram filter. Given The Gaslight Anthem's fanbase consists mainly of guys who fashion their facial hair like Snidely Whiplash and girls with nautical tattoos who have never seen an ocean it only seems fitting.

GIVING AWAY 2 PAIRS OF REFUSED TICKETS FOR MONDAY IN TORONTO !!!!!


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WATCH CAREERS IN SCIENCE AND GET THEM ON TV!!!

AUXtv has put up Careers In Science's sweet new video, "You Should Make Mistakes" on their website. If it gets enough views it'll move up the ladder and become TV-worthy.
Watch this awesome 2 minute video, and tell your friends to do the same!!
ENJOY!!!