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Anxious and Angry podcast interview

Hey Friends,
I was interviewed a few weeks back for the Anxious and Angry podcast that Ryan from Off With Their Heads has been doing. He was in Chicago for the holidays and he invited me over to Liar’s Club one night to do this. The interview was a lot of fun, Ryan and I have never been able to sit down and talk in the past because of the hectic nature of being on tour etc… I was really excited to get to do this and I really appreciate the work he’s putting into the show. I have gotten a lot of great feedback from it, it meant a lot that so many friends listened to it, too.
Also when I mention Stand By Me in it, I meant Lean on Me, (Thanks Keith).

If you want to check it out it’s available on Stitcher Radio on your phones, via the iTunes store, or here:

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Jughead’s Basement Podcast with the Vindictives

If you’re just sitting around this morning (like me), consider giving this latest episode of the Jughead’s Basement Podcast & Blog about the Vindictives‘ “Hypno-Punko(TM)” album. Jughead’s podcasts are always exhaustively in depth dissections of whatever subject he’s on, and I very much appreciate the crazy amount of time that must go into the interviews and editing, etc of these things. and I wanted to help get the word out about this episode, as the Vindictives are a personal favorite band, and in my opinion very important to at the Chicago musical history, if not punk rock in it’s entirety.

Not to make this about us, but many years ago we put out a Vindictives Tribute 7″ featuring Shot Baker and Vacation Bible School, but I think what Tony from Shot Baker wrote for that records liner notes still rings very true:

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The Sky We Scrape’s upcoming shows

The Sky We Scrape have two shows coming up, these will be the first local shows with the silk screened “Broken Ladders” LPs!! We added pictures of the vinyl at our store here

12/19 at Quenchers Saloon
12/20 at the Free Clinic (see invite link for address info) Do it!

Stream the Broken Ladders 12″ here:

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Our bands playing Pre-FEST & the FEST in Florida this week!

To any attendees of the Pre-Fest & the Fest shows in Florida this week:
Here’s the set times for bands and/or comedians who we have done records/tapes/releases for(or will be doing), if you need more info please visit:

PRE-FEST in Tampa, FL
10/29 @ Tequilas
>>Awkward Age 7:30-8:00pm
10/30 @ Tequilas (outside)
>>Franz Nicolay 1:40-2:10pm

Friday – The Fest in Gainesville, FL
10/31 @ Bo Diddley Plaza
>>The Copyrights 6:20-7pm
10/31 @ Loosey’s
>>Barons midnight-12:30am
>>The Sky We Scrape 12:50am-1:20am

Saturday – The Fest in Gainesville, FL
11/1 @ Bo Diddley Plaza
>>the Slackers 6:30-7:10pm
11/1 @ Durty Nelly’s
>>Awkward Age 4:40-5:10pm
11/1 @ Durty Nelly’s
>>All Eyes West 6:20-6:50pm
11/1 @ Rockey’s Comedy Showcase
>>1:25-1:35 Stephanie Hasz
>>1:45-1:55pm Goodrich Gevaart
11/1 @ Loosey’s
>>Franz Nicolay 3-3:30pm

Sunday – The Fest in Gainesville, FL
11/2 @ CMC
>>Vic Ruggiero 3:10-3:40pm
>>Franz Nicolay 5:50-6:20pm
11/2 @ Rockey’s
>>the Fad 8-8:30pm
11/2 @ Rockey’s Comedy Showcase
>>1:15-1:25 Stephanie Hasz
>>2:05-2:15pm Goodrich Gevaart

The following list are bands who feature members of bands we have previously released records for and still admire, and want them to succeed, and we feel they are also worthy of your time and attention, some of these bands have sets at Pre-Fest too, but I didn’t write down the times:
10/31 @ Rockey’s
>>Direct Hit 8:50-9:20pm (ex-Galactic Cannibal)
10/31 @ Durty Nelly’s
>>Worlds Scariest Police Chases 7:10-7:40pm (mbr of Barons)
10/31 @ Loosey’s
>>Junior Battles 7-7:30pm (ex-O Pioneers)

11/1 @ Bo Diddley Plaza
>>Dear Landlord 4:30-5:10pm (mbrs of the Copyrights/the Heat Tape)
11/1 @ Durty Nelly’s
>>Hospital Job 1am-1:30am (Luke from the Copyrights)

11/2 @ Bo Diddley Plaza
>>Iron Chic 2:30-3:10pm (we have an exclusive color variant of their Not Like This LP in our store, which kind of counts…)
11/2 @ Loosey’s
>>Laura Palmer 3:50-4:20pm (ex-the Outsiders)
Sunday 11/2 @ the Wooly
>>Coliseum 9-9:40pm (ex-Black Cross)

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Barons show this Friday in Pittsburgh with TDA, release party for new split 7″

BARONS got written up in the local newspaper about their show on Friday in Pittsburgh.

It is the release show for their new split 7″ with REMAINDERS, a one-off reunion show for the pre-Barons/Voice in the Wire band Teddy Duchamp’s Army AND Worlds Scariest Police Chases last hometown show.
check out the article from the Pittsburgh City Paper here

RSVP to the show here:

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Zack Furness (Barons) writes books too.

61cd6j8mHzL._UX250_Did you know our buddy Zack Furness, singer of BARONS, Voice In The Wire & Teddy Duchamp’s Army is a published author too?

Here’s a link HERE to check out his two books and one collection of essays that he contributed to on the NFL (his late Father was a star defensive tackle in the 70’s for the Pittsburgh Steelers).
If any of these books sound interesting, please order a copy via this link or seek out the actual publisher websites to order directly.

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The Sky We Scrape “Broken Ladders” pre-order

TSWS_BL_cover_highresHi Everyone,
We are launching the pre-order today for the latest EP from The Sky We Scrape. This is a one sided 12″ titled “Broken Ladders”!

You can place an order for it here in our store. There’s a separate “package” version to get all 3 colors in a slightly cheaper way, if you want all the vinyl options.

This brand new record is available on 3 vinyl colorways: 312 White, 136 Clear, 80 Coke bottle clear. The record has 4 songs on it and it comes with a download code. We have the covers and the vinyl in, we just need to finish silk screening artwork on the b sides of the records. We anticipate to have them ready in a week or so.

track listing:
1.Ghost Bikes 04:18
2.The Warmth of Other Suns 02:37
3.Mended Fences 03:43
4.Bounder 03:47

You can also buy the EP on our bandcamp page here.

We are pretty stoked on this EP. TSWS is one of our favorite Chicago bands, they’re a great crew of people and this EP is a fantastic follow up to their “Divides” LP that came out last year via Paper and Plastick / Gunner Records. We recommend them if you like: Small Brown Bike, Red City Radio, As Friends Rust & Rise Against.

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All Eyes West & Typesetter pre-Fest US tour 2014

Chicago punk acts All Eyes West and Typesetter have announced a small run of US tour dates leading up to both bands’ appearances at The Fest 13. You can check out the list of dates and locations.

All Eyes West will release a new 10″ EP titled “With Wade” this winter via Underground Communique Records.

Oct. 24th – Normal, IL @ The Firehouse w/ Hospital Job, Harebrain
Oct. 25th – Columbia, MO @ Cafe Berlin
Oct. 26th – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
Oct. 27th – Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain
Oct. 28th – New Orleans, LA- Circle Bar
Oct. 29th – Pensacola,FL @ Handlebar
Oct. 30th – Tallahassee, FL @ Pete The Venue
Nov. 1st – Gainesville, FL @ Durty Nelly’s(The Fest 13)

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All Eyes West Announces ‘with Wade’ EP

All Eyes West - Wade coverIn October 2012, All Eyes West embarked on a tour to the Fest in Gainesville. This is a fairly routine story nowadays, many bands make this trek; for AEW this time however was a little different from their typical outing: Wade Neal, guitarist from indie rock legends Seaweed came along and played with the band. The band had never played as a four piece before, so Wade wrote his own guitar parts and it worked out rather well. On the way to Florida they were able to document this lineup at Rubber Tracks Studio, in Brooklyn, NY. They picked 4 songs from their set, including a few from their forthcoming sophomore LP.

Having this cool recording around, guitarist Jeff Dean pitched the idea to Underground Communique Records to release them as an EP, and they jumped at it.

We decided to make this into a record together, and we’re going to put it out as a 10″ because we’ve never gotten to do one before. That and we figure a cool thing like what this recording documents deserves an out of the ordinary, cool pressing to go along with it. We’re honored to finally get to do something for our buds in AEW, who are one of the hardest working bands in Chicago and great friends too; our favorite recipe for a release.

We’re tentatively planning a December release.

1. A Week Inside
2. Apostrophe S
3. Vacant Sea
4. The Accident

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Oct 18th- Chicago, IL @Metro w/ Alkaline Trio

with Typesetter
Oct 24- Normal, IL @ The Firehouse w/ Typesetter
Oct 25- Columbia, MO @ Cafe Berlin w/ Typesetter
Oct 26- Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey w/ Typesetter
Oct 27- Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain w/ Typesetter
Oct 28- New Orleans, LA- TBA
Oct 29- Pensacola,FL @ Handlebar w/ Typesetter
Oct 30- Tallahassee, FL @ Pete The Venue w/ Typesetter
Nov 01- The Fest, Gainesville, FL @ Durty Nelly’s