Against Me! & Turbonegro Playing West Coast Shows Before Punk Rock Bowling

02/20/2018

 | 8:15 PM

Dillon Price

Dillon Price

Dillon Price is the founder and sole author of Sound Renaissance. With a background in English and mass communications and a passion for independent music, Price launched SR in 2016.

It’s getting close to that time of year again. Punk Rock Bowling Los Vegas is coming May 25th to 28th. Leading up to the annual festivity, Against Me! have announced some upcoming California shows from May 24th to 26th. Joining them will be Turbonegro, who are also on the PRB roster.

The first show will happen at Ventura Theater on May 24th. The following two shows will happen at The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall in Berkeley and The Regent Theater in Los Angeles.

Tickets go on sale this Friday (2/23) at 10 AM PST. See the show listings and ticket info below:

Thursday, May 24th | Ventura Theater, Ventura, CA – TICKETS
Friday, May 25th | The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall, Berkeley, CA – TICKETS
Saturday, May 26th | The Regent Theater, Los Angeles, CA – TICKETS



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Against Me! & Turbonegro Playing West Coast Shows Before Punk Rock Bowling

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02/20/2018

by Dillon Price

It’s getting close to that time of year again. Punk Rock Bowling Los Vegas is coming May 25th to 28th. Leading up to the annual festivity, Against Me! have announced some upcoming California shows from May 24th to 26th. Joining them will be Turbonegro, who are also on the PRB roster.

The first show will happen at Ventura Theater on May 24th. The following two shows will happen at The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall in Berkeley and The Regent Theater in Los Angeles.

Tickets go on sale this Friday (2/23) at 10 AM PST. See the show listings and ticket info below:

Thursday, May 24th | Ventura Theater, Ventura, CA – TICKETS
Friday, May 25th | The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall, Berkeley, CA – TICKETS
Saturday, May 26th | The Regent Theater, Los Angeles, CA – TICKETS



American Nightmare Release “Flowers Under Siege” Video

02/16/2018

 | 2:19 PM

Dillon Price

Dillon Price

Dillon Price is the founder and sole author of Sound Renaissance. With a background in English and mass communications and a passion for independent music, Price launched SR in 2016.

Self-titled album released today via Rise Records

Boston hardcore-punk legends, American Nightmare, have just released their first album, under the original moniker, since Give Up The Ghost’s 2013 album We’re Down Til We’re Underground. 

In conjunction with the new album, The band has released the music video for “Flowers Under Siege.”

It’s unclear who the video was directed by, but it features the band performing in front of a flowery backdrop. You can watch it above.

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02/16/2018

by Dillon Price

Boston hardcore-punk legends, American Nightmare, have just released their first album, under the original moniker, since Give Up The Ghost’s 2013 album We’re Down Til We’re Underground. 

In conjunction with the new album, The band has released the music video for “Flowers Under Siege.”

It’s unclear who the video was directed by, but it features the band performing in front of a flowery backdrop. You can watch it above.

Burn Playing Cruise-Boat Show w/ Primitive Weapon & Rough Francis

02/15/2018

 | 2:06 PM

Dillon Price

Dillon Price

Dillon Price is the founder and sole author of Sound Renaissance. With a background in English and mass communications and a passion for independent music, Price launched SR in 2016.

The show happens April 8th in their hometown

New York Hardcore legends, Burn, have announced a slew of European tour dates for March. But upon returning home, they’ll be taking to the sea – off the coast of their hometown.

The cruise-boat show will happen April 8th. Burn will be joined by Rough Francis and Primitive Weapon.

The cruise show will be put on by Rocks Off. Tickets go on sale tomorrow.

Burn released their debut album, Do Or Dielast year. Check out the interview with guitarist Gavin Van Vlack.

See the flyer below. You can also check out Burn’s European tour schedule and stream some music below.

Burn 2018 Tour Schedule
3/7 WED MTC Cologne, Germany
3/8 Underworld London, United Kingdom
3/9 Willemeen Arnhem, Netherlands
3/10 Hafenklang Hamburg, Germany
3/11 Revolver Oslo, Norway
3/12 Underwerket Copenhagen, Denmark
3/13 Naumanns Leipzig, Germany
3/14 Faust Hannover, Germany
3/15 Cassiopeia Berlin, Germany
3/16 Pogłos Warsaw, Poland
3/17 0 0 7 Prague, Czech Republic
3/18 Roter Salon Nuremberg, Germany
3/19 Durer Kert Budapest, Hungary
3/20 Arena Wien, Austria
3/21 Circolo Magnolia Milan, Italy
3/22 Feierwerk Munich, Germany
3/23 Stadtmitte Karlsruhe (Ger), Germany
3/8 Rocks Off Cruise New York, NY





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02/15/2018

by Dillon Price

New York Hardcore legends, Burn, have announced a slew of European tour dates for March. But upon returning home, they’ll be taking to the sea – off the coast of their hometown.

The cruise-boat show will happen April 8th. Burn will be joined by Rough Francis and Primitive Weapon.

The cruise show will be put on by Rocks Off. Tickets go on sale tomorrow.

Burn released their debut album, Do Or Dielast year. Check out the interview with guitarist Gavin Van Vlack.

See the flyer below. You can also check out Burn’s European tour schedule and stream some music below.

Burn 2018 Tour Schedule
3/7 WED MTC Cologne, Germany
3/8 Underworld London, United Kingdom
3/9 Willemeen Arnhem, Netherlands
3/10 Hafenklang Hamburg, Germany
3/11 Revolver Oslo, Norway
3/12 Underwerket Copenhagen, Denmark
3/13 Naumanns Leipzig, Germany
3/14 Faust Hannover, Germany
3/15 Cassiopeia Berlin, Germany
3/16 Pogłos Warsaw, Poland
3/17 0 0 7 Prague, Czech Republic
3/18 Roter Salon Nuremberg, Germany
3/19 Durer Kert Budapest, Hungary
3/20 Arena Wien, Austria
3/21 Circolo Magnolia Milan, Italy
3/22 Feierwerk Munich, Germany
3/23 Stadtmitte Karlsruhe (Ger), Germany
3/8 Rocks Off Cruise New York, NY





Boogie Board Ferric tape Noir

02/03/2018

 | 5:22 PM EST

Dillon Price

Dillon Price

Dillon Price is the founder and sole author of Sound Renaissance. With a background in English and mass communications and a passion for independent music, Price launched SR in 2016.

(6 / 10)
Genre: Garage-rock, surf
Release Date: 1/30/2018
Label: Self-released
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Steve Denning is a solo artist out of Chicago who is the living definition of DIY – At least his music moniker Boogie Board. Everything is recorded, mixed and mastered by Denning on a 4-track recorder – giving his music a genuine lof-fi edge that rivals decades-old recording artists. In theory, a good garage and surf album can’t be made unless it’s produced with the subtle static of analog.

Boogie Board has just released their third album, following two 2017 EPs, Dream Telepathy and Surf n Turf. Denning’s new release, Ferric Tape Noir, infuses vintage garage with instrumental surf, krautrock, and psychedelia. From the get-go, the opening title-track, is an explosion of piercing drums and crunchy guitar chops.

While most of Ferric Tape Noir is instrumental, Denning unleashes an echo of vocals that resonate over layers of wavy surf-punk on “Flying Shadow” and “Abyss With Me.” The bulk of Ferric Tape Noir embodies a slew of jams with an occasional cinematic vibe – as heard on “Moon Waves” and “Night Walk.”

“Spectral Guide” ends things off with a juxtaposition of guitar-driven noise and synthy overtones – a oddity of experimentation and surrealism. For lo-fi enthusiasts, Ferric Tape Noir packs a punch of eight punked-up, static-driven surf tracks. If you haven’t listened yet, you can find this release at Boogie Board’s Bandcamp Page.

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02/03/2018

by Dillon Price

Steve Denning is a solo artist out of Chicago who is the living definition of DIY – At least his music moniker Boogie Board. Everything is recorded, mixed and mastered by Denning on a 4-track recorder – giving his music a genuine lof-fi edge that rivals decades-old recording artists. In theory, a good garage and surf album can’t be made unless it’s produced with the subtle static of analog.

Boogie Board has just released their third album, following two 2017 EPs, Dream Telepathy and Surf n Turf. Denning’s new release, Ferric Tape Noir, infuses vintage garage with instrumental surf, krautrock, and psychedelia. From the get-go, the opening title-track, is an explosion of piercing drums and crunchy guitar chops.

While most of Ferric Tape Noir is instrumental, Denning unleashes an echo of vocals that resonate over layers of wavy surf-punk on “Flying Shadow” and “Abyss With Me.” The bulk of Ferric Tape Noir embodies a slew of jams with an occasional cinematic vibe – as heard on “Moon Waves” and “Night Walk.”

“Spectral Guide” ends things off with a juxtaposition of guitar-driven noise and synthy overtones – a oddity of experimentation and surrealism. For lo-fi enthusiasts, Ferric Tape Noir packs a punch of eight punked-up, static-driven surf tracks. If you haven’t listened yet, you can find this release at Boogie Board’s Bandcamp Page.

Ministry Announce A Five-Week Headlining Tour This Spring

02/06/2018

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Dillon Price

Dillon Price

Dillon Price is the founder and sole author of Sound Renaissance. With a background in English and mass communications and a passion for independent music, Price launched SR in 2016.

Industrial-metal titans, Ministry, are getting ready to Release their forthcoming, politically-driven album, AmeriKKKant. It is due out March 9th via Nuclear Blast.

In support of the new album, Ministry will hit the road for a five-week headlining tour. The tour will start in Anaheim, CA on March 22 and will run through late April. You can also catch them at Austin’s Levitation Fest on April 28.

Tickets are on sale now.  See the tour schedule below, watch the tour video and stream some music off AmeriKKKant.

Ministry 2018 tour schedule:

MARCH 2018
22 House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
23 Ventura Theatre, Ventura, CA
24 Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV
26 Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA
28 Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR
29 Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, BC CANADA
31 Union Hall, Edmonton, AB CANADA

APRIL
1 Palace theatre, Calgary, AB CANADA
3 Wilma Theatre, Missoula, MT
5 Bourbon Theatre, Lincoln, NE
7 Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL
8 Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
10 Bogart’s, Cincinnati, OH
11 20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids, MI
12 Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN
14 Opera House, Toronto, ON CANADA
15 MTelus, Montreal, QC CANADA
17 Royale, Boston, MA
18 Aura, Portland, ME
19 Paramount Theatre, Huntington, NY
21 Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ
22 Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
23 Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD
25 Center Stage, Atlanta, GA
26 Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
28 Levitation Festival, Austin, TX




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02/06/2018

by Dillon Price

Industrial-metal titans, Ministry, are getting ready to Release their forthcoming, politically-driven album, AmeriKKKant. It is due out March 9th via Nuclear Blast.

In support of the new album, Ministry will hit the road for a five-week headlining tour. The tour will start in Anaheim, CA on March 22 and will run through late April. You can also catch them at Austin’s Levitation Fest on April 28.

Tickets are on sale now.  See the tour schedule below, watch the tour video and stream some music off AmeriKKKant.

Ministry 2018 tour schedule:

MARCH 2018
22 House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
23 Ventura Theatre, Ventura, CA
24 Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV
26 Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA
28 Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR
29 Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, BC CANADA
31 Union Hall, Edmonton, AB CANADA

APRIL
1 Palace theatre, Calgary, AB CANADA
3 Wilma Theatre, Missoula, MT
5 Bourbon Theatre, Lincoln, NE
7 Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL
8 Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
10 Bogart’s, Cincinnati, OH
11 20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids, MI
12 Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN
14 Opera House, Toronto, ON CANADA
15 MTelus, Montreal, QC CANADA
17 Royale, Boston, MA
18 Aura, Portland, ME
19 Paramount Theatre, Huntington, NY
21 Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ
22 Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
23 Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD
25 Center Stage, Atlanta, GA
26 Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
28 Levitation Festival, Austin, TX




Native Suns Release “Palindrome” Video

01/30/2018

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Dillon Price

Dillon Price

Dillon Price is the founder and sole author of Sound Renaissance. With a background in English and mass communications and a passion for independent music, Price launched SR in 2016.

Brooklyn rock and roll quartet, Native Suns, have released the official video for “Palindrome.” The single was featured on their recent debut EP, Songs Born from Love and Hate, which was released late last year via PaperCup Music.

It’s unclear who directed the video for “Palindrome,” but it features a mish mash of historical snippets from New York – with sporadic band shots. Watch the video above.

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01/30/2018

by Dillon Price

Brooklyn rock and roll quartet, Native Suns, have released the official video for “Palindrome.” The single was featured on their recent debut EP, Songs Born from Love and Hate, which was released late last year via PaperCup Music.

It’s unclear who directed the video for “Palindrome,” but it features a mish mash of historical snippets from New York – with sporadic band shots. Watch the video above.

Ty Segall ‘Freedom’s Goblin’

01/24/2018

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Dillon Price

Dillon Price

Dillon Price is the founder and sole author of Sound Renaissance. With a background in English and mass communications and a passion for independent music, Price launched SR in 2016.

(8.5 / 10)

Genre: Garage, psych
Release Date: 1/26/2018
Label: Drag City

Purchase: MP3 / CD / Vinyl

Much of Segall’s discography has been built on home studio recordings, with freedom to dabble in the art of innovation and lo-fi eccentricity. But like his more recent work, Segall’s 10th full-length album, Freedom’s Goblin, was recorded in multiple studios throughout Chicago, Memphis, and Los Angeles – including his home studio. He has called on legendary producer, Steve Albini, to call some of the shots – alongside F. Bermudez and Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell. Segall is a punk rocker at heart – a brash essence that always shines through the surface on some of his most composed ballads, as heard on the orchestral “Rain” and glam-driven “My Lady’s on Fire.” He doesn’t exhaust much of his efforts rehearsing or laying down tracks in the studio. With the backing of longtime collaborators, Mikal Cronin and Charles Moothart, Segall loosens the nuts and bolts and lets each song manifest.

Freedom’s Goblin marks one of Segall’s most prolific and eclectic albums to date. It shares some common ground with his 2017 self-titled album, with some tracks embodying the turbulent guitar jam spontaneity and acid-washed vocals of “Break A Guitar.” However, Segall throws in an occasional bombshell. “Despoiler of Cadaver” is a retro-funk caravan with splashes of glam appeal. The unhinged guitar licks bask in machine-esq drums and pulsing bass-lines. “Meaning” is an all-out fuzz-punk assault, with the abrasive scream of his wife, Denée Segall, taking the lead. Segall’s rendition of Hot Chocolate’s 1978 single, “Every 1’s A Winner” is driven by fuzzy riffage and hard-hitting zeal – while maintaining the song’s original soulful swagger. From the get-go, “Fanny Dog” drops a dose of stripped back rock and roll architecture propelled by crunchy guitar chords and crisp vocals. This opening track is proof that simple lyrics are all you need to write an above-par song. Segall sings, “Fanny knows what her name is,” referring to his dog Fanny – as he stated with a grin when the song was performed on Conan.

Freedom’s Goblin is a roller coaster of no-frills balladry and robust, genre-bending chops. The jazz-glam juxtaposition of “The Main Pretender” melds together with Segall’s anthemic hooks – ornate with Cronin’s piercing alto sax. Similarly, “Talkin 3” is another jazz-infused ripper, with raw undertones, wailing saxophone and Segall’s growling rasp. One of the most admirable facets of Segall’s career is his DIY spirit and ability to amass a large fan base without seemingly standing on top of the world. His songs may never reach the airwaves of so called “alternative” radio stations. We may never see him at the Grammy Awards. But in this day and age, none of that matters. Music in 2018 is a parallel universe – with the old industry model struggling to stay relevant and an influx of independent artists taking the forefront. In the grand scheme of things, Ty Segall may be one of the most relevant musicians of our time.

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01/24/2018

by Dillon Price

Much of Segall’s discography has been built on home studio recordings, with freedom to dabble in the art of innovation and lo-fi eccentricity. But like his more recent work, Segall’s 10th full-length album, Freedom’s Goblin, was recorded in multiple studios throughout Chicago, Memphis, and Los Angeles – including his home studio. He has called on legendary producer, Steve Albini, to call some of the shots – alongside F. Bermudez and Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell. Segall is a punk rocker at heart – a brash essence that always shines through the surface on some of his most composed ballads, as heard on the orchestral “Rain” and glam-driven “My Lady’s on Fire.” He doesn’t exhaust much of his efforts rehearsing or laying down tracks in the studio. With the backing of longtime collaborators, Mikal Cronin and Charles Moothart, Segall loosens the nuts and bolts and lets each song manifest.

Freedom’s Goblin marks one of Segall’s most prolific and eclectic albums to date. It shares some common ground with his 2017 self-titled album, with some tracks embodying the turbulent guitar jam spontaneity and acid-washed vocals of “Break A Guitar.” However, Segall throws in an occasional bombshell. “Despoiler of Cadaver” is a retro-funk caravan with splashes of glam appeal. The unhinged guitar licks bask in machine-esq drums and pulsing bass-lines. “Meaning” is an all-out fuzz-punk assault, with the abrasive scream of his wife, Denée Segall, taking the lead. Segall’s rendition of Hot Chocolate’s 1978 single, “Every 1’s A Winner” is driven by fuzzy riffage and hard-hitting zeal – while maintaining the song’s original soulful swagger. From the get-go, “Fanny Dog” drops a dose of stripped back rock and roll architecture propelled by crunchy guitar chords and crisp vocals. This opening track is proof that simple lyrics are all you need to write an above-par song. Segall sings, “Fanny knows what her name is,” referring to his dog Fanny – as he stated with a grin when the song was performed on Conan.

Freedom’s Goblin is a roller coaster of no-frills balladry and robust, genre-bending chops. The jazz-glam juxtaposition of “The Main Pretender” melds together with Segall’s anthemic hooks – ornate with Cronin’s piercing alto sax. Similarly, “Talkin 3” is another jazz-infused ripper, with raw undertones, wailing saxophone and Segall’s growling rasp. One of the most admirable facets of Segall’s career is his DIY spirit and ability to amass a large fan base without seemingly standing on top of the world. His songs may never reach the airwaves of so called “alternative” radio stations. We may never see him at the Grammy Awards. But in this day and age, none of that matters. Music in 2018 is a parallel universe – with the old industry model struggling to stay relevant and an influx of independent artists taking the forefront. In the grand scheme of things, Ty Segall may be one of the most relevant musicians of our time.

QWAM ‘Feed Me’

01/18/2018

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Dillon Price

Dillon Price

Dillon Price is the founder and sole author of Sound Renaissance. With a background in English and mass communications and a passion for independent music, Price launched SR in 2016.
(7.5 / 10)

Basking in Brooklyn’s divergent muse of shallow hipster-facade and rock & roll revivalism,  QWAM‘s debut EP is enlightenment for those who don’t fit the mold. And the punk quartet’s lead singer, Felicia Lobo, has no problem denouncing pretentiousness on lead single, “Doggie Door,” as she shouts, “Why won’t you just take your badge of way too cool and drown it in your backyard pool.”

Prior to the announcement of Feed Me, I had no idea who QWAM were. But the band’s own description of the EP says it all:

 “written during 3AM subway rides, perfected in sweaty Brooklyn basements, and recorded with their friends at a studio. The songs are about ordering takeout in the pursuit of love and the strength found in being yourself.”

So you may be wondering, “Who is this QWAM you speak of?” Joining Lobo,  guitarist Matt Keim, bassist Eddie Kuspiel, and drummer Rachel Zisette, reminisces somewhere between mid-90s alt-rock and no-frills punk rock. The title track kicks things off with swaggering melodies and blunt instrumentation. You can easily pick out similarities to bands like L7 and Babes In Toyland, and if my reckoning is correct, I’d say Rancid meets Priests and Downtown Boys. “Glitter Paint” is a firecracker of barreling punk aggression – propelled by Keim’s hard-hitting guitar chords and chugging interludes. Lobo leads the song with a flurry of snarling vocals encompassing a personal dilemma of love-hate relationships.

QWAM slow things down a bit on “Dirty Feet,” yet the potent guitar chords, bobbing bass and piercing drums still hit like a Mack truck. Occasional riffage evokes memories of the buoyant melodies of 90s alt-rock, while remaining punk-as-fuck. QWAM’s blithe for social conventions and scene conformity is one of the most impressive facets of this emerging band. They’re not here for merit or the benefit of the doubt. In the saturated climate of Brooklyn’s hip cesspool, QWAM’s debut EP unleashes a shockwave of DIY ethos.

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01/18/2018

by Dillon Price

Basking in Brooklyn’s divergent muse of shallow hipster-facade and rock & roll revivalism,  QWAM‘s debut EP is enlightenment for those who don’t fit the mold. And the punk quartet’s lead singer, Felicia Lobo, has no problem denouncing pretentiousness on lead single, “Doggie Door,” as she shouts, “Why won’t you just take your badge of way too cool and drown it in your backyard pool.”

Prior to the announcement of Feed Me, I had no idea who QWAM were. But the band’s own description of the EP says it all:

 “written during 3AM subway rides, perfected in sweaty Brooklyn basements, and recorded with their friends at a studio. The songs are about ordering takeout in the pursuit of love and the strength found in being yourself.”

So you may be wondering, “Who is this QWAM you speak of?” Joining Lobo,  guitarist Matt Keim, bassist Eddie Kuspiel, and drummer Rachel Zisette, reminisces somewhere between mid-90s alt-rock and no-frills punk rock. The title track kicks things off with swaggering melodies and blunt instrumentation. You can easily pick out similarities to bands like L7 and Babes In Toyland, and if my reckoning is correct, I’d say Rancid meets Priests and Downtown Boys. “Glitter Paint” is a firecracker of barreling punk aggression – propelled by Keim’s hard-hitting guitar chords and chugging interludes. Lobo leads the song with a flurry of snarling vocals encompassing a personal dilemma of love-hate relationships.

QWAM slow things down a bit on “Dirty Feet,” yet the potent guitar chords, bobbing bass and piercing drums still hit like a Mack truck. Occasional riffage evokes memories of the buoyant melodies of 90s alt-rock, while remaining punk-as-fuck. QWAM’s blithe for social conventions and scene conformity is one of the most impressive facets of this emerging band. They’re not here for merit or the benefit of the doubt. In the saturated climate of Brooklyn’s hip cesspool, QWAM’s debut EP unleashes a shockwave of DIY ethos.

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