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Girl In a Coma Announce 2013 Tour Dates Including Shows With Smashing Pumpkins, Iggy and the Stooges

Girl In a Coma

San Antonio’s Girl In a Coma have announced their 2013 tour dates, which kick off on May 13th in Corpus Christi with the Smashing Pumpkins, and will continue into June and July. Click here to check out some photos of Girl In a Coma performing live. Full dates are listed below.

Girl In a Coma on Tour
5/13 Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater (w/ Smashing Pumpkins)
5/14 Dallas, TX @ Palladium (w/ Smashing Pumpkins)
5/15 Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center (w/ Smashing Pumpkins)
6/6 El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
6/8 Long Beach, CA @ Queen Mary (w/ Iggy and the Stooges)
6/9 Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Cafe (Nina Diaz solo show)
6/10 Oakland, CA @ The New Parrish
6/11 Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s
6/12 Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones
6/13 Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock
6/15 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
6/16 Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
6/21 Dallas, TX @ Dallas Museum Of Art
6/22 Helotes, TX @ Rock Lobsterfest @ Josabi’s (w/ Mutemath)
7/11 Arlington, TX @ Levitt Pavilion

Christina Amphlett, Lead Singer of Divinyls, Dead at Age 53

Christina Amphlett

Christina “Chrissy” Amphlett – front woman of the Australian rock band the Divinyls, whose “I Touch Myself” went to number four on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 1991 – died Sunday at her home in New York. Amphlett was 53 years old.

Amphlett’s husband of 14 years, former Divinyls drummer and multi-instrumentalist/producer Charley Drayton, confirmed in a statement that his wife died after battling multiple sclerosis since 2007, and breast cancer since 2010.

“Chrissy’s light burns so very brightly,” Drayton stated. “Hers was a life of passion and creativity; she always lived it to the fullest… With her force of character and vocal strength she paved the way for strong, sexy, outspoken women.”

Drayton also revealed that Amphlett had “expressed hope that her worldwide hit ‘I Touch Myself’ would remind women to perform annual breast examinations.” (via Yahoo!)

“Futurama” to End Its Seven-Season Run on September 4, 2013

Futurama

Comedy Central has decided not to renew ”Futurama,” meaning the show will end its 140-episode run on September 4, 2013. The final 13 episodes, which represent the second half of season seven, begin airing on June 19th at 10 pm.

The series originally aired aired from 1999 to 2003 before Fox cancelled the series for the first time. After thriving in reruns on Adult Swim, ”Futurama” was relaunched in 2007 with four-direct-to-DVD movies that Comedy Central ran in half-hour increments as a 16-episode fifth season in 2008-09. Comedy Central subsequently ordered a sixth season of 26 episodes, which aired in 2010-11, and a seventh season of 26 episodes, the first half of which debuted in 2012.

The producers say that they are exploring options for a new home for the show, but there are no serious talks at this point.

“We’ve been in this situation before, and it’s tempting when you’re doing episodes that are as good or better than anything you’ve ever done to continue doing it,” series creator Matt Groening says. “We’re catching our breath and seeing what the fans have to say. The experience of this show has been so much fun from the very beginning to now — everybody is so happy to work on this show — that it’d be a shame if we all went our separate ways… We would love to continue. We have many more stories to tell. But if we don’t, this is a really great way to go out… I think these episodes are the best ones we’ve ever done.” (via EW)

Click here to read our interview with Billy West (voice of Fry, Professor Farnsworth, and many more), and here to read an interview with Frank Welker (voice of Nibbler, and many various grunts, growls, and other noises).

John Hughes’ 1985 Film “Weird Science” to Get a Remake

Weird Science

Deadline reports that Silver Pictures and Universal are teaming together for a remake of Weird Science, the 1985 sci-fi comedy about two nerds who create their own idealized woman. Written and directed by John Hughes, the original starred Anthony Michael Hall, Robert Downey, Jr., Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Bill Paxton, and Kelly LeBrock.

The remake will be written by Michael Bacall, who scripted last year’s Project X for Silver Pictures and also wrote the script for the hit film 21 Jump Street, based on the ‘80s TV show of the same name. According to the article, the film will “attempt to carve out its own identity by being redrawn as an edgier R-rated comedy in line with 21 Jump Street and The Hangover.” (via Paste)

Watch: Flag’s Set From Secret Show at the Moose Lodge, Redondo Beach, CA 4/18/13

FLAG

Flag (one of two currently active reincarnations of Black Flag, featuring Keith Morris, Chuck Dukowski, Dez Cadena, Bill Stevenson, and Stephen Egerton) played a secret show to an audience of 200 people on Thursday at the Moose Lodge in Redondo Beach, California, where the original Black Flag lineup played their first show in 1979. Felony Records were in attendance at the show and captured video of a majority of the band’s set. Watch below.

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Dischord Records’ Red Hare Announces East Coast Tour Dates for May 2013

Red Hare "Nites of Midnite" album cover

Red Hare is a new group featuring Jason Farrell, Shawn Brown, and Dave Eight — all former members of the much-missed late ’80s DC hardcore band, Swiz. Joined by drummer Joe Gorelick, they have reunited here to further explore and extrapolate upon the music they began playing together more than 20 years ago.

In May, Red Hare will hit the road with Louisville, Kentucky’s Coliseum for a handful of East Coast dates, including stops in Brooklyn, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. These shows will coincide with the release of the band’s debut record, Nites of Midnite, which will be out May 21st via Dischord Records/Hellfire.

Full tour dates are below.

Red Hare on Tour:
5/21 Brooklyn, NY @ The Knitting Factory *
5/22 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie *
5/23 Washington, DC @ Black Cat *
5/24 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar *
5/25 Providence, RI @ Machines With Magnets

* With Coliseum

Matt Pond Announces Summer 2013 Tour Dates

Matt Pond

Today, for Record Store Day, Matt Pond and Chris Hansen are performing a special stripped-down set at Park Ave in Orlando at 7 pm. Matt Pond’s upcoming summer tour will begin on June 27th and make stops in the South and Midwest. Pond’s touring band is now comprised of longtime collaborators Hansen along with newcomers Tierney Tough, Rawnson Forpah and Tre Hester. Full dates are below.

Matt Pond on Tour
4/20 Orlando, FL @ Park Ave (Matt Pond & Chris Hansen Record Store Day performance)
6/27 Dallas, TX @ Belmont Hotel
6/28 Fort Worth, TX @ The Live Oak Music Hall
6/29 Austin, TX @ The Parish
6/30 Norman, OK @ Opolis Production
7/01 St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
7/02 Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
7/03 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
7/06 Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
7/07 Birmingham, AL @ Bottle Tree
7/08 Atlanta, GA @ The EARL
7/10 Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbit’s
7/11 Orlando, FL @ The Social

Dropkick Murphys Have So Far Raised $65,000 for Boston Bombing Victims by Selling “For Boston” T-Shirt Via Website

Dropkick Murphys photo by Kevin Rafter

Dropkick Murphys photo by Kevin Rafter

Boston’s Dropkick Murphys raised $65,000 in just 15 hours for those affected by the Boston Marathon bombings by selling a new t-shirt on their website.

“The FOR BOSTON tshirt has raised $65,000 in 15 hours!” announced the band on Twitter.

The tee is priced between $24.99 and $26.99, based on size, and the front reads “For Boston” with a photo of the skyline. The back is emblazoned with the city’s seal and the note, “Thank you, to all who purchased this shirt. All proceeds go to the victims and families of the Boston Marathon bombings. Love, Dropkick Murphys.”

Shirts are still available for pre-order and are shipping to Ireland, the United Kingdom, Europe, and Australia. Click here to order. (via RS)

For Boston charity t-shirt

Alkaline Trio “Agony & Irony” Deluxe 2xLP to Be Released June 4, 2013 Via Shop Radio Cast

Alkaline Trio "Agony and Irony" cover

On June 4, 2013, Agony & Irony, the sixth studio LP from Illinois punks Alkaline Trio, will be available on vinyl as a 2xLP triple-panel gatefold, with a 16-page music sheet/lyric booklet included, via Shop Radio Cast. Originally released through Epic Records in July of 2008, the album found the band setting out to record, according to vocalist and guitarist Matt Skiba, “an anthemic hard rock record.”

Track listing and vinyl specs are below.

Agony & Irony Track Listing
Calling All Skeletons
Help Me
In Vein
Over And Out
I Found Away
Do You Wanna Know?
Live Young, Die Fast
Love Love, Kiss Kiss
Lost And Rendered
Ruin It
Into The Night
In My Stomach
Maybe I’ll Catch Fire (Acoustic)
Live Young, Die Fast (Acoustic)
Into The Night (Acoustic)
Over and Out (Acoustic)
Lost and Rendered (Acoustic)
Burned Is The House

Vinyl Info
Lacquers created by Lucky Lacquers
Triple-panel reverse cardboard gatefold
16-page music sheet/lyric booklet
13×13 3 mil. premium poly sleeve
180 gram black vinyl (limited 1,500), red vinyl (limited 500)

Owen to Release New Album “L’Ami du Peuple” July 2, 2013, Streams New Track “Bad Blood”

Mike Kinsella of Owen

Mike Kinsella of Owen, formerly of Cap’n Jazz, American Football, and Owls, will be releasing his seventh studio album on July 2, 2013 via Polyvinyl Records. A brand new track from the album, “Bad Blood,” is streaming below (via Spin) with the track listing.

L’Ami du Peuple Track Listing

01. I Got High
02. Blues to Black
03. Love Is Not Enough
04. Coffin Companions
05. The Burial
06. Bad Blood
07. Who Cares?
08. A Fever
09. Where Do I Begin?
10. Vivid Dreams

Watch: Trailer for “Big Sur,” Based on the Novel by Jack Kerouac

Big Sur

Last year’s On the Road film adaptation may have garnered more attention, but a new independent film based on Jack Kerouac‘s autobiographical novel Big Sur, which details a trip he took to Lawrence Ferlinghetti‘s remote California cabin while dealing with the alcoholism and the pressures brought on by his literary success, is now playing at The San Francisco International Film Festival.

Below is a trailer for Michael Polish’s adaptation, set to The Flamingos’ “I Only Have Eyes for You.” Check out www.sffs.org for showtimes & program details. (via City Lights)

Deftones Bassist Chi Cheng Dies at Age 42

Chi Cheng

Chi Cheng, bassist for the Deftones, died on Saturday morning, April 13, 2013, at the age of 42. Cheng had been left in a semi-conscious coma since being involved in a car accident on November 4, 2008.

His family and friends posted the following message on Oneloveforchi.com:

“Our dearest Family,

This is the hardest thing to write to you. Your love and heart and devotion to Chi was unconditional and amazing. I know that you will always remember him as a giant of a man on stage with a heart for every one of you. He was taken to the emegency room and at 3 am today his heart just suddenly stopped. He left this world with me singing songs he liked in his ear.

He fought the good fight.You stood by him sending love daily. He knew that he was very loved and never alone. I will write more later. I will be going through the oneloveforchi and any other information may not be reliable. If you have any stories or messages to share please send them to the onelove site. Please hold Mae and Ming and the siblings and especially Chi’s son, Gabriel in your prayers. It is so hard to let go.

With great love and “Much Respect!” Mom J (and Chi)”

(via theprp)

20 Funny Hacked Electronic Road Signs

Zombies

As previously stated, Verbicide does not encourage people to create funny graffiti on road signs and billboards – and furthermore, we certainly do not want our readers to hack electronic road signs to display “READ VERBICIDEMAG.COM.” Of course, if you’re merely curious on how one would do so (not that you would), Gizmodo has provided detailed instructions on how to do just that.

While not a particularly dangerous crime, nor one that causes any permanent harm, the fines for hacking an electronic street sign can be pretty steep — up to $250 in Illinois, $500 and a misdemeanor charge in the state of Texas, and as much as $5,000 and a year in jail in the killjoy state of Indiana. Still, if you just have to temporarily share with your neighborhood a clever reference to Super Mario Bros. or The Day the Earth Stood Still, go right ahead — just don’t say we didn’t warn you of the potential consequences.

Here are 20 road signs that we found to be funny (though commuters and cops probably were not quite as amused).

You'll Never Get to Work on Time! Ha Ha!

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Rogue Panda on Rampage

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Hack Naked

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OMG the British Are Coming

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Trapped in Sign Factory

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Sorry Mario

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LOL Poop

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Honk If You Are Wearing a Thong

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Eat My Shorts

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Rabbit Season

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Wu-Tang Clan to Release Sixth Studio Album “A Better Tomorrow” in July 2013

Wu-Tang Clan

Wu-Tang Clan are set to release their brand new album, A Better Tomorrow, in July 2013.

Last month, Method Man said that the band were working on a new release to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their classic 1993 debut LP Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers); later, in an interview with Radio.com, Cappadonna confirmed that “recording has begun” on a new LP.

“I already spoke to the RZA,” he said. “We’ve been texting each other. We’re definitely concentrating on more positivity and teachings and trying to put that back into the original recipe for this next Wu-Tang album.”

He went on to add: “The recording has begun… It’s all being done in the secret Wu-Tang Bat chamber. RZA has all the tracks lined up. There are recordings taking place in New York, LA and perhaps at the Wu mansion in New Jersey.”

Wu-Tang’s last studio album, 8 Diagrams, was released in 2007 following a six-year gap after their 2001 release Iron Flag. (via NME)