Riot Fest 2016 News: Jane’s Addition, Hold Steady, Sleater-Kinney

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, […]

Against Me! – New Wave

With their latest offering, New Wave, Against Me! proves its status as a modern, American, Stiff Little Fingers. From liberal doses of personal declaration and raging (lost) love songs—to overt protest anthems, from riveting guitar work to provocative punk-ness, whilst cranking out their work through a corporate major label—the similarities are remarkable.

SXSW 2007 – Renegade Report – Jef Hoskins – Day 4, Saturday, March 17

Kaffeine Buzz hearts the if you couldn't guess

SXSW Day 4: Press darlings Gallows got the Metal/punk/rock day show started at Austin’s outdoor amphitheater Town Lake. The band’s press officer, James Sherry, gave a preemptive heads-up, saying, “There’s a bunch of kids down here. This show should be really fun.” So we excitedly hustled down, not realizing that his pronouncement was referring to […]

Against Me!

It looks like Against Me! is doing very well. They open stadium gigs, have nearly 60,000 fans on Myspace alone and have a video on MTV’s rotation for Don’t Lose Touch. Searching for a Former Clarity is their best received album yet. Life for the band must be a breeze, right? Think again… Proving the […]

Various Artists – Take Action! Volume 4 – Sub City Records

Take Action! Volume 4

“Every 17 minutes, at least six Americans lose a loved one to suicide, for a total loss of life to suicide of more than 30,000 people each year.” That’s what reads inside the cover of this 2 volume compilation of artists, coming together to contribute to The National Hopeline Network, a suicide prevention and crisis […]

Against Me! – The Long and Blurry Road

Those who perceive punk rockers to be little more than a bunch of hopped-up sub-humans with boundless energy to burn perhaps take for granted how difficult it is to put on live shows night after night. And let’s face it, for most punks, shows are their livelihood and lifeblood, so taking off a few years […]