Black Francis to Wrap Up Tour With Acoustic Set May 17th at New York’s Symphony Space

Black Francis

There are few musicans as infamously and important to alternative rock than Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV – or, as you may know him, Black Francis, his pseudonym when he was fronting the genre-shattering Pixies, and the name he still often tours by.

On Friday, May 17th, he’ll be wrapping up his spring tour with Reid Paley at New York’s Symphony Space, where under the Black Francis moniker he’ll be performing a very special and intimate acoustic set. VerbicideMagazine.com is going to be there to cover it for all those who couldn’t attend – but tickets are still available, so click here while you can still get them. -Matthew Schuchman

Descendents/All Documentary “Filmage” to Premiere at NXNE 2013 Festival


A full year after we first reported on it, The Descendents/All documentary Filmage will finally see it’s worldwide premiere. The film will be shown for the first time at the 2013 NXNE festival in Toronto on Saturday, June 15th.

The documentary chronicles the long history of punk bands ALL and Descendents, and the driving force behind both, drummer Bill Stevenson. The film took two years to make and features more than 40 interviews. Watch the trailer below, or visit the film’s official site for more information.

FILMAGE Teaser 2 from Deedle LaCour on Vimeo.

Wayne Brady to Bill Maher: “I Will Beat Your Ass In Public”

Wayne Brady

Yesterday, comedian Wayne Brady spoke to HuffPost Live about his distaste with how he has been characterized by “Real Time” host Bill Maher. All fun aside, Brady is genuinely irritated that Maher has compared Obama to him as a way of saying “he’s not sufficiently black,” according to interviewer Marc Lamont Hill.

“What he does on HBO, it’s great,” says Brady. “When he starts to drag me into [it], using me as the cultural linchpin for his ‘not black enough’ argument, that’s bullshit.”

You can watch an excerpt of the interview below. (via HuffPo)

Listen: Transplants “Come Around”


The Transplants have officially released “Come Around” the new single from their forthcoming album, In A Warzone, which will be released June 25, 2013 via Epitaph Records.

The band – which features Tim Armstrong (Operation Ivy, Rancid), Travis Barker (Blink 182), and Rob Aston – will be taking their live show on the road for a North American tour opening for Rancid beginning on June 11th. Tim Armstrong will playing with both bands.

Stream the new song below, or click here to download “In a Warzone” by the Transplants.

CSS Announce Upcoming 2013 US Summer Tour Dates, Release New Music Video for “Hangover”

Cansei de Ser Sexy, photo by Mariana Juliano

Sao Paulo’s CSS, who will release their new album Planta in June, have released their new music video for “Hangover,” a song co-written with Tim Armstrong of Rancid and choreographed by Toni Basil of “Oh Mickey” fame. You can watch the video below.

In support of the new album, the band will head out on a US tour throughout June and July.

CSS on Tour
6/14 Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory
6/15 Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda
6/16 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
6/17 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
6/19 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
6/20 Seattle, WA @ Showbox
6/22 Denver, CO @ The Summit
6/25 Minneapolis, MN @ Fineline
6/27 Detroit, MI @ Majestic
6/28 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
6/29 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
7/01 Washington, DC @ 930 Club
7/02 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
7/04 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
7/05 Montreal, CA @ Le Mondial Loto-Quebec
7/06 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
7/08 NYC @ Bowery Ballroom
7/09 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl
7/16 Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theatre
7/17 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
7/18 Austin, TX @ Emo’s
7/19 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
7/20 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit

Typhoon Announces New Album “White Lighter” to Be Released August 20, 2013

Typhoon, photo by Jaclyn Campana

Set for an August 20th release on Roll Call Records, Typhoon‘s new full-length album White Lighter is the follow up to the their EP A New Kind Of House, and the first full-length since 2010′s Hunger and Thirst. The album was recorded at the isolated Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon.

“On the farm, we were living inside the record,” says songwriter Kyle Morton. “I had one place in the woods where I would write and rewrite one song, and a different place for working another. The whole thing was laid out spatially over so many acres. I built a small fort in the wood barn where I kept my books and guitar. Slept a couple feet away from the recording desk. When it was cold, we built wood fires, when it was warm we went swimming down the road. Friends came and went, sometimes recording with us.”

Already confirmed for this year’s Austin City Limits Music Festival, Typhoon will set out on a US headlining tour this fall.

FLAG, Featuring Keith Morris, Chuck Dukowski, Dez Cadena, Bill Stevenson, and Stephen Egerton, Announce Full 2013 North American Tour Dates

Flag 2013 featuring Keith Morris, Chuck Dukowski, Dez Cadena, Bill Stevenson, and Stephen Egerton

FLAG, the band composed of Black Flag former members Keith Morris, Chuck Dukowski, Dez Cadena, Bill Stevenson, and Descendents guitarist Stephen Egerton, have announced tour dates throughout the US in the coming months. The group, recently kickstarted as a vehicle to perform the music of their former band, just wrapped up festival dates in Europe as well as a debut show at the same Moose Lodge in Redondo Beach where Black Flag made their first appearance in 1979. Click here to see footage.

Befitting of the multiple eras of the band that comprise the lineup, the quintet pull from all eras of Black Flag’s songbook, with vocal duties being exchanged by Keith and Dez (who also contributes guitar) at various points through the set.

In addition to FLAG’s tour, Greg Ginn‘s reformed Black Flag (with vocalist Ron Reyes) will also be touring this summer. Click here for Black Flag 2013 tour dates.

Full FLAG tour dates are below.

FLAG on Tour
5/27 Las Vegas, NV @ Punk Rock Bowling
6/07 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
6/08 Detroit, MI @ Orion Music + More Festival
6/09 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
6/13 Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
6/14 Toronto, ON @ NXNE Festival
6/15 Montebello, QC @ Amnesia Rock Fest
8/24 Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest
9/13 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
9/16 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
9/18 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
9/19 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
9/20 Boston, MA @ The Paradise

Click here for the top 10 best Black Flag songs.

Listen: Black Flag “The Chase”

Black Flag

Last week, Greg Ginn‘s Black Flag released their first new song in 27 years, “Down in the Dirt,” which can be downloaded for free here.

Now, they have released their second new song, “The Chase.” While not available for free download, it is available to purchase on iTunes. Judging by the buzz on social media, this track seems to be more well-received than the previous track. You can listen below.

Black Flag announced its reunion in January, and will begin touring this month. The band will also be releasing a new album in 2013 — it’s first since 1985′s In My Head. The band features founding member Greg Ginn and second vocalist, Ron Reyes.

Concurrently, a second version of the band, Flag — featuring former members Keith Morris, Dez CadenaChuck Dukowski, and Bill Stevenson, plus guitarist Stephen Egerton of Descendents — is touring in 2013.

Click here for the top 10 Black Flag songs.

Adult Swim Announces “Mike Tyson Mysteries,” a Cartoon TV Show Where Mike Tyson Teams Up With a Pigeon to Solve Mysteries

Mike Tyson and his pigeon will star in "Mike Tyson Mysteries" on Adult Swim (Getty Images)

Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim has announced its own programming schedule for the 2013-2014 season, and it will include “Mike Tyson Mysteries,” a show that teams up Mike Tyson with a pigeon to solve mysteries. Also, Iron Mike’s face tattoo is magical.

Here’s the official announcement:

In the new animated comedy series “Mike Tyson Mysteries,” Mike Tyson is taking the fight from the boxing ring to the streets… by solving mysteries! Armed with a magical tattoo on his face and a trusty associate by his side — a talking pigeon — if you have a problem that needs solving, Iron Mike is in your corner. The series incorporates live-action appearances featuring Mighty Mike himself, and the gloves come off as the former heavyweight champ and his fowl-mouthed partner gear up for weekly adventures as they put unsolved mysteries — like how to defeat a super computer at chess or why a famous author/werewolf can’t finish his novel — down for the count.

(via Wired)

Watch: Bullet Treatment “Ex-Breathers”

Bullet Treatment "Ex-Breathers" music video

The first ever video for Bullet Treatment has just premiered — it is for the title track of their new EP, Ex-Breathers.

Bullet Treatment, which is based out of Orange County, is one of one punk rock’s most unique bands, featuring a revolving door membership with the only constant member being Basement Records owner Chuck Dietrich. This version of the band also includes members of Vultures United, Mariachi El Bronx, and Social Distortion. Watch the video for “Ex-Breathers” below.

Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit Coming to Asheville, North Carolina in October 2013

Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit 2013

The Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit will once again take place in Asheville, North Carolina in 2013. The three-day music festival will be held from October 25th through 27th in the heart of downtown Asheville, and in addition to contemporary electronic music and the creative use of technology – old and new – the festival features talks, seminars, and panels by artists and others, interactive experiences for audiences, art installations and exhibitions, and more.

The events all take place indoors, within easy walking distance of one another, in venues ranging from the ExploreAsheville.com Arena and the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, both housed under one roof at the U.S. Cellular Center, to the Orange Peel, the Diana Wortham Theatre, and Asheville Music Hall.

A number of artists have been confirmed, and include headliners such as Nine Inch Nails, Neutral Milk Hotel, Animal Collective, and many more. The lineup is below – click here to buy tickets.

Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit Lineup
Nine Inch Nails
Neutral Milk Hotel
Animal Collective
Pretty Lights
How to Destroy Angels
Gary Numan
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Zola Jesus and JG Thirlwell
The Bug
Jessie Ware
Robert Delong
Bosnian Rainbows
Half Japanese
Jacques Greene
Daniel Johnston
Silver Apples


Listen: Radiohead’s “Idioteque” and The Velvet Underground’s “Sunday Morning” Played on the World’s First Laser-Cut Wooden Records

Wooden record

Amanda Ghassael has produced the world’s first laser-cut record made of wood, made using a 3D printer and cut grooves up to ten times the width of standard vinyl. Ghassaei’s first output includes The Velvet Underground’s “Femme Fatale” and “Sunday Morning,” and Radiohead‘s “Idioteque,” which you can listen to below.

At Instructables, Ghassael goes into detail about the process behind the record: 

These records were cut on an Epilog 120 Watt Legend EXT to a theoretical precision of 1200dpi (the kerf of the cut and some tricks I used to avoid crashing the laser cutter dropped the actual precision down by ~1/6).  The audio on the records has a bit depth between 4-5 (typical mp3 audio is 16 bit) and a sampling rate up to about 4.5kHz (mp3 is 44.1kHz).

Ghassaei has made the vector files available to available to download for 3D printer owners. (via The Vinyl Factory, Fact)

Radiohead – “Idioteque”

Radiohead – Idioteque – Laser Cut Wood Record from Amanda Ghassaei on Vimeo.

The Velvet Underground – “Sunday Morning”

Velvet Underground – Sunday Morning – Laser Cut Wood Record from Amanda Ghassaei on Vimeo.

Austin’s Chaos In Tejas Festival 2013 Adds More Artists to Its Lineup

Chaos In Tejas 2013 lineup

Austin’s Chaos In Tejas Festival has added another round of artists to complete its 2013 lineup. Full lineup is below.

The festival is now on its ninth year, and will take place from Thursday, May 30th, to Sunday, June 2nd. Tickets are on sale now and be purchased here.

Chaos in Tejas 2013 Lineup
Abigail (Japan)
Akitsa (Canada)
Andy Stott (England)
Asile (Canada)
Back to Back
The Bats (New Zealand)
Benediction (England)
Bitter End
Blank Realm (Australia)
Body of Light
Bolt Thrower
Boy Friend
Cold World
Criminal Damage
Cruciamentum (England)
Cut Hands
The Damned (England)
Destruction Unit
Deep Time
Eternal Champion
The Field
Final Conflict (Ashes to Ashes line up)
Framtid (Japan)
Full of Hell
Henry and Hazel Slaughter (John Olson of Wolf Eyes)
Iceage (Denmark)
Infernoh (Sweden)
Inservibles (Mexico)
Iron Lung
Iskallt Regn
Jessica Pratt
Joyce Manor
Kill The Client
Kromosom (Australia)
Left for Dead
Lil Ugly Mane
Long Knife
Los Crudos
Lotus Fucker
Low Culture
Lower (Denmark)
Lust for Youth (Sweden)
Magic Circle
Mammoth Grinder
Manilla Road
Marching Church (Denmark)
the Marked Men
Meyhem Lauren
the Men
Milk Music
Mind Eraser
the Mind Spiders
Mitochondrion (Canada)
Nasa Space Universe
Neo Cons
Night Birds
the Novice (Japan/Texas)
No Statik
Palm (Japan)
Parquet Courts
Phantom Lakes
Pinkish Black
Power Trip
Puce Mary (Denmark)
The Rats (reunion…pre Dead Moon/Pierced Arrows)
Regression (Nate Young from Wolf Eyes)
Rival Mob
Roc Marciano
Rotten Sound (Finland)
Sad Boys
Same Sac
Satan’s Satyrs
Screaming Females
Sete Star Sept (Japan)
S.H.I.T. (Canada)
Shit and Shine
Silent Land Time Machine
Stab (England)
Step Forward
Strange Factory (Japan)
Soul Search
Sudor (Spain)
Terveet Kadet (Finland)
Total Control (Australia)
True Widow
UV Race (Australia)
Vaginors (Australia)
Violent End
Violent Future (Canada)
Vulgar Fashion
Waste Management
Wolf Eyes
World War 4