The cat’s out of the festival bag. This morning before the eggs were ready off the skillet, Riot Fest got out their line up news following yesterday’s cryptic teaser videos ("Been Caught Stealin" was one hint). Jane's Addiction fans should be happy to hear the band will perform the classic album, Ritual de lo Habitual, in its entirety, and the Hold Steady will break out the beloved tracks from Boys and Girls in America, with with Franz Nicolay no less, for the Denver (September 2 - 4) and Chicago (September 16 - 18) girls and boys.
The other day I was looking through my beat up sun scorched CD case and I couldn’t believe how many Punk-O-Rama CD’s I had within my obscure collection. It was disturbing because it had been years since I listened to a single one of them. They had simply acted as the CD of the week before being tucked in to my library of others that had followed the same fait.
The newest Punk-O-Rama v. 10 will probably follow in its predecessors foot steps, but nevertheless, is the best I’ve heard in a long while.
The record titled Commit This to Memory is the second edition to Motion City Soundtrack’s discography. Their freshman release was warmly received (selling 80,000 copies) after relentless touring and a coveted spot on Blink 182’s tour in mid 2004, becoming friends with bassist Mark Hoppus.