Alkaline Trio announce new album

Chicago punk rock band Alkaline Trio have announced that they are releasing a new album!

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Comic Pull List – 7.18.18

Jeez!  I haven’t done one of these since February!  Shame on me!

And it seems just as fitting that I’m doing this on the night where it has been several weeks since I’ve been to my comic book shop so my pull for tonight was a bit on the larger than normal side.

Here we go!

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Interview with The Midlife

Springfield, MO’s punk band The Midlife have announced the release of their first full-length album!

According to their Bandcamp page, the new LP Hit The Deck is scheduled for a September 23 release. The album is the follow-up to their 2016 self-titled EP.  You can pre-order the album now on their Bandcamp page.

I recently had a chance to talk to the guys in the band to get the story about their band, their music and some other random nonsense.

Read that interview below.

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Menzingers announce fall tour dates with Tiny Moving Parts and Daddy Issues

Pennsylvania-based punk band The Menzingers have announced dates for their upcoming fall tour!  The band will be touring with Minnesota indie rockers Tiny Moving Parts and Nashville, TN grunge-pop outfit Daddy Issues.

The Menzingers recently released a single titled “Toy Soldier.”  It is their first material released since last years full length After the Party.

See the tour dates below.

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New Release Spotlight: Street Dogs ‘ Stand for for Something or Die for Nothing’

Stand for Something or Die for Nothing is the newest album by Boston punk rock band Street Dogs. The album was released June 22 via Century Media. It is their first release since their 2014 split with Noi!se and their first full length album since their 2010 self-titled album.

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Album Review: ‘Be More Kind’ by Frank Turner

Title:  Be More Kind (Official, Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, Wikipedia)
Artist:  Frank Turner (Official, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify, Wikipedia)

I’ve had a really hard time trying to figure out how to put into words my feelings about Frank Turner’s seventh studio album Be More Kind.  Words like excellent and mesmerizing and important just don’t do it justice (though all are true).  I have been devouring Be More Kind since its release over a month ago and right from the first listen I knew that I was listening to something that not only spoke to me, but could truly make a difference in people’s lives.

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Frank Turner: Discography of the Moment

Frank Turner is a British singer/songwriter that was born in December 1981 in Bahrain.

He was the vocalist for the London-based hardcore punk rock band Million Dead before they disbanded in 2005.

Strangely enough, his solo stuff is nothing near his previous endeavor. His newer stuff is closer to a mix between folk and indie and from what I little I have heard of his solo stuff is reminiscent (in my opinion) of a British Violent Femmes.

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Gillian McGhee of Turnspit

Formed in 2014, Turnspit is a Chicago-based pop-punk outfit that recently released their LP Desire Paths on February 16 via Dodgeball Records.

I recently had a chance to speak with Gillian McGhee (singer/guitarist) from the band. We discussed the band in general, their influences, the meaning behind some of the songs on the album and what drives her personally.

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