BEACH SLANG Shares New Album on NPR First Listen/ Live @Cattivo 10/22

Philadelphia‘s Beach Slang will release their new album, A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings, on September 23rd on Polyvinyl Records. The album is available now to stream via NPR First Listen who says, “Beach Slang, pulls off exactly what it promises. A spiritual descendent of The Replacements – as well as a sonic cousin to bands like The Gaslight Anthem and Japandroids, who share its gift for dramatic pronouncements about life, death and rock ‘n’ roll – Beach Slang rattles the rafters with grace, power and concision.” Listen to the album HERE.
The band recently released the music video for their single “Atom Bomb” with Noisey, who called it “the fastest rager from A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings.”
Beach Slang’s second full-length is a crash-and-thunder collection of songs about what it takes to keep yourself going, to make it through the rest of the night-hell, through the rest of your youth-and beyond. Frontman James Alex wrote much of A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings on their first album’s support tour, during which he spent a lot of time with the kids who’d picked up the record.
The band previously shared the song “Punks in Disco Bar.” The video was described byNPR as “a glimpse into what it’s like to be young, misunderstood and out of place, yet finding belonging in each other. It’s the perfect complement to ‘Punks In A Disco Brand an ode to the motifs and life-affirming mission of Beach Slang.” Watch it HERE.
A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings Tracklist:
Future Mixtape For The Art Kids
Atom Bomb
Art Damage
Hot Tramps
Punks In A Disco Bar
Wasted Daze Of Youth
Young Hearts
The Perfect High
Warpaint
Praise for Beach Slang:
“A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings single and song of the day “Punks In A Disco Bar” channels the same exuberant energy found throughout the group’s debut album. Guitar riffs recall the best of 90’s pop-punk and James’ gravely voice emanates enough emotion to fill a stadium.” – KEXP
“Packed with charred guitar riffs, seething feedback and heart-rate-raising drum fills, the song is another of Alex’s unifying anthems. Influenced by the stories of countless fans whom the band (including bassist Ed McNulty and guitarist Ruben Gallego) met during a tumultuous year on the road, the song earnestly touches on the energy and alienation of youth, and on rising above our struggles together.” – NPR Songs We Love


“Punks in a Disco Bar… is fist-pumping rock splendor, all big and wild and free.” – USA Today
“As with everything Beach Slang puts out, the song is a raw, loud, and everything you want in a punk song, but is also still melodic and contains plenty of heart.” – Baeble Music
“‘Punks in a Disco Bar,’ the first track from the record, a typically rousing and clattering track that will probably make your day 20 percent better.” – Noisey
“The song will certainly be instantly recognizable to fans of the band’s previous work, with the same never-caring, heart-punching, loud-things-loving lyrics and thick Minneapolis-style riffing of Beach Slang’s debut LP – if a touch wearier than last time out.” – Spin 
“the heart-on-the-sleeve punks have already become the kind of band that fans rush to get tattooed all over their bodies. Well, those fans had better make room for some new ink…” – Consequence of Sound
“This new track seeps with feelings of youth and their accompanying frustration. Very punk guitar drowns the entire two minutes and 41 seconds, and the vocals don’t hold anything back. It’s just what you’d expect from a song called “Punks In A Disco Bar,” and that’s not a bad thing.” WXPN
Beach Slang continue to tour the world –
9/17 — Wilmington, DE — Dogfish Head Analog-a-GoGo @ Bellevue State Park
9/22 — Fort Wayne, IN — Brass Rail
9/23 — Chicago, IL — Goose Island Beer Co.s Urban Block Party
9/27 — New York, NY — Rough Trade (Album Release Show)
9/30 – 10/1 — Shreveport, LA — Louisiana Music Prize
10/6 — Boston, MA — Royale%
10/8 — Philadelphia, PA — Project Pabst Citywide Festival @ Electric Factory
10/11 — Washington, DC — Black Cat **
10/12 — Virginia Beach, VA — Shaka’s**
10/13 — West Columbia, SC — New Brookland Tavern**
10/14 — Orlando, FL — Blackbooth**
10/15 — Jacksonville, FL — Jack Rabbits**
10/16 — Atlanta, GA — The Masquerade (Hell)**
10/18 — Nashville, TN — The Basement East**
10/19 — Louisville, KY — Zanzabar**
10/20 — Newport, KY — The Southgate House Revival**
10/21 — Cleveland, OH — Grog Shop**
10/22 — Pittsburgh, PA — Cattivo**
10/24 — Columbus, OH — Rumba Cafe**
10/25 — Bloomington, IN — The Bishop**
10/26 — St. Louis, MO — Old Rock House**
10/28 — Minneapolis, MN — Triple Rock Social Club**
10/29 — Maquoketa, IA — Codfish Hollow**
10/30 — Omaha, NE — Reverb Lounge**
10/31 — Kansas City, MO — The Tank Room**
11/01 — Fayetteville, AR — George’s Majestic Lounge**
11/02 — Oklahoma City, OK — 89th Street Collective**
11/4 — Austin, TX — Sound on Sound Festival
11/5 — Mcdade, TX — Sherwood Forest Faire
11/7 — Glasgow, UK — Mono
11/8 — London, UK — Scala
11/9 — Leeds, UK — Brudenell Social Club
11/10 — Brighton, UK — The Haunt
11/12 — Brussels, Belgium — Witloof Room
11/13 — Hamburg, Germany — Knust
11/14 — Hanover, Germany — LUX
11/15 — Berlin, Germany — Lido
11/17 — Leipzig, Germany — Conne Island
11/18 — Bezirk Ottakring, Austria — Chelsea
11/19 — Winterthur, Switzerland — Albani
11/20 — Munich, Germany — Ampere
11/21 — Muenster, Germany — Sputnikhalle
11/22 — Cologne, Germany — Gebaude 9
11/23 — Paris, France — La Maroquinerie
11/25 — Barcelona, Spain — La 2 d’Apollo
11/26 — Madrid, Spain — Moby Dick
** w/ Bleached
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The Sidekicks Announce Tour Dates with Ted Leo, Hop Along, Gaslight Anthem

Ohio indie rockers The Sidekicks have announced a late summer tour with Philadelphia’s Hop Along, which kicks off August 24 in Chicago IL. The band will also lend support on a string of The Gaslight Anthem’s fall tour dates, starting September 6th.

 

The Sidekicks have been a band since the members were 15, quite literally learning how to play their instruments by playing together. The result has been a musical and personal relationship that has inevitably transformed over the years, braving lineup and stylistic changes, geographic relocation, and just plain growing up.

 

School separated the members, with half the band living in Columbus and the other half in Cleveland. The Soggy Dog House was started by drummer Matt Climer, and served as a focal point to both the band and the Cleveland DIY punk scene. They released So Long, Soggy Dog in 2007, and Weight Of Air in 2009 through Red Scare Records. The band’s newest release,Awkward Breeds sees the band coming to terms with the maturation they have endured together, while stylistically departing from the pop-punk that nurtured them. Favoring a Pinkerton-esque approach, the band still holds on to the spirit of the DIY punk scene while exploring the ambitions they’ve discovered throughout their extensive musical relationship.

 

The Sidekicks are:


Steve Ciolek
Matt Climer
Matt Scheuermann
Ryan Starinsky

 

 

Tour Dates:

 

Jul 26          Grog Shop w/ Ted Leo and The Pharmacists Cleveland, OH

Aug 18         Weapons of Mass Creation Fest    Cleveland, OH

Aug 24         Beat Kitchen w/ Hop Along Chicago, IL

Aug 25         Mac’s Bar w/ Hop Along Lansing, MI

Aug 26         ANAF Hall w/ Hop Along, Wayfarer Guelph, Canada             

Aug 27         The Mansion House w/ Hop Along, Wayfarer St. Catharines, Canada

Aug 28         Hard Luck Bar w/ Hop Along, Wayfarer Toronto, Canada

Aug 29         II Motore w/ Hop Along, Wayfarer Montreal, Canada

Aug 30         University of New Hampshire (Memorial Union Building) w/ Hop Along Durham, NH

Aug 31         The Space w/ Hop Along Hamden, CT

Sep 02         Middle East  w/ Hop Along  Cambridge, MA

Sep 03         First Unitarian Church w/ Hop Along      Philadelphia, PA

Sep 04 Asbury Lanes w/Hop Along  Asbury Park, NJ

Sep 05 Saint Vitus w/ Hop Along Brooklyn, NY

 

Sep 06         Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel w/ The Gaslight Anthem Providence, RI

Sep 08         The Paramount w/ The Gaslight Anthem Huntington, NY

Sep 09         The Norva w/ The Gaslight Anthem Norfolk, VA

Sep 11         Bogarts w/ The Gaslight Anthem Cincinnati, OH

Sep 12         Mr. Small’s w/ The Gaslight Anthem Pittsburgh, PA

Sep 13         Mr. Smalls Theatre w/ The Gaslight Anthem Millvale, PA

 

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To stream music: http://sidekicksohio.bandcamp.com

 

 

Download Festival 2013- Anarchy in the UK!

Anyone want to head to the U.K. in June?
Slipknot, Rammstein, and Iron Maiden made their announcements to participate in Download Festival 2013 earlier; Alice in Chains, Queens of the Stone Age, Motorhead, 30 Seconds to Mars, the Gaslight Anthem, HIM and A Day to Remember have all been added to the bill with more announcements to come.
If you have the inkling and want to head out check out the Download Festival Website here.

Riot Fest and Carnival Chicago in September Promises Big Acts

After a landmark year in 2011, the eighth annual RIOT FEST–the music festival which celebrates rock, indie, punk and underground artists from every era–is expanding for the first-time ever into an outdoor music event and carnival in 2012. The RIOT FEST & CARNIVAL will feature a wide mix of artists ranging from Gaslight Anthem, NOFX, Alkaline Trio, Built To Spill, AWOLNATION, Gogol Bordello, Frank Turner, Coheed and Cambria, Less Than Jake and many more. It’s set for Friday, September 14, Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16 in Chicago on the beautiful grounds of Humboldt Park which boasts rolling fields, pavilions, tall trees, picturesque gardens a lake and lagoons with a majestic view of the Chicago skyline.

Promoters are encouraging fans not to miss out by unveiling the majority of the diverse line-up for 2012 and offering an early-bird 2-Day pass for $36.00, plus surcharges for a limited time. 3-day passes begin at $90.00 and include all shows at Humboldt Park, Congress Theater and after-parties. VIP passes are available for $155.00 and include private stage-viewing areas, a sectioned off VIP area in the park with a private bar and drink tickets. Tickets are available at http://www.riotfest.org.

RIOT FEST & CARNIVAL is expanding to its new location Humboldt Park–which is flanked by a handful of hip neighborhoods including Wicker Park and the Division Street corridor–in order to accommodate a large carnival atmosphere featuring three main music stages, thrilling rides, games, vendors and gourmet food trucks thoughtfully arranged on the gorgeous park grounds with stunning views of downtown Chicago for an enjoyable experience. With temperatures averaging around a perfect 75°F/24°C, September is one of Chicago’s most popular months for travelers from all over the world.

A wide array of confirmed talent is on tap for RIOT FEST & CARNIVAL, including RISE AGAINST, IGGY & THE STOOGES, ELVIS COSTELLO, THE OFFSPRING, A DAY TO REMEMBER, COHEED AND CAMBRIA, DESCENDENTS, GOGOL BORDELLO, THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN, DROPKICK MURPHYS, NOFX, THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM, ALKALINE TRIO, AWOLNATION, THE PROMISE RING, GWAR, AUGUST BURNS RED, FRANK TURNER, BUILT TO SPILL, LESS THAN JAKE, REVEREND HORTON HEAT, FISHBONE, NOBUNNY, A WILHELM SCREAM, SCREAMING FEMALES, TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET, OFF WITH THEIR HEADS, DEALS GONE BAD, WHITE MYSTERY, LARRY AND HIS FLASK, THE STORY SO FAR, JAPANTHER; and the first show for a reunited CHIODOS (original line-up) as well as a reunion for SLAPSTICK.

More acts and events will be announced in the coming weeks leading up to the festival.