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Carpenter – Canadian/US tour starts today

Vancouver, BC’s Carpenter will embark on a six-week tour through Canada and the United States in support of its newest record, Sea To Sky.

The quartet’s sophomore full-length was released digitally and on CD in Canada last week (09/21) by Goldstock Records, a new imprint created by Carpenter front man Daniel Sioui and Stu McKillop (Daggermouth, In Bear Country). To grab a copy, go here or you can pick one up from the band on tour.

Carpenter recently joined the esteemed roster of Gainesville punk label Paper + Plastick, which will be releasing the album digitally and on 12″ vinyl. The LP will be officially out on October 26th (pre-orders up soon!) while digital should be available at iTunes and other online retailers within the next couple of weeks.

You can stream the first two tracks on Sea To Sky, “Mean Things” and “Common Law,” here.

Formed in 2005 from the ashes of some of Vancouver’s biggest post-punk bands (All State Champion, By A Thread, Daggermouth), Carpenter’s rock n roll assault sprung from singer Daniel Sioui’s obsession with the 1982 John Cougar classic American Fool. Like Mellencamp, Sioui took aim at writing material that was lasting, catchy and heartfelt whilst retaining the intensity and DIY ethics of the members’ punk and hardcore roots.

As the follow-up to the outfit’s acclaimed debut, Law Of The Land, Sea To Sky was recorded with engineer Stu McKillop at Rain City Recorders (Broadway Calls, Living with Lions) and features 10 tracks that embrace its musical roots. Hints of 90s emo and post punk seep into the band’s established rock n roll sound. It’s an evolution that keeps its members inspired to forge ahead and work tirelessly to spread the word of Carpenter.


OCT 02 – Vancouver, BC @ The Media Club
OCT 06 – Revelstoke, BC @ Outabounds Nightclub
OCT 07 – Banff, AB @ The Devil’s Gap
OCT 08 – Calgary, AB @ Broken City
OCT 09 – Edmonton, AB @ Filthy McNasty’s
OCT 09 – Leduc, AB @ Burnsy O’Flannagans
OCT 10 – Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos
OCT 11 – Regina, SK @ The Exchange
OCT 12 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Royal Albert
OCT 13 – Thunder Bay, ON @ Black Pirates Pub
OCT 14 – Sudbury, ON @ Myths and Mirrors
OCT 15 – Kingston, ON @ The Mansion w/ Cheap Girls, Cobra Skulls
OCT 16 – Ottawa, ON @ Cafe Dekcuf w/ Cheap Girls, Cobra Skulls
OCT 17 – Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques w/ Cheap Girls, Cobra Skulls
OCT 19 – London, ON @ Call The Office w/ Cheap Girls
OCT 20 – Hamilton, ON @ The Casbah w/ Cheap Girls
OCT 21 – Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s w/ Cheap Girls
OCT 22 – Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place w/ Cheap Girls, Two Cow Garage
OCT 23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Europa Nightclub w/ Bomb the Music Industry, Cheap Girls, Laura Stevenson
OCT 24 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire w/ Cheap Girls, Laura Stevenson, Everyone Everywhere
OCT 25 – Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Artspace w/ Cheap Girls, Laura Stevenson
OCT 26 – Richmond, VA @ The Tighthouse w/ Cheap Girls, Laura Stevenson
OCT 27 – Durham, NC @ Duke Coffeehouse w/ Cheap Girls, Laura Stevenson
OCT 28 – Athens, GA @ Go Bar w/ Fake Problems, Cheap Girls, Bomb the Music Industry, Laura Stevenson, more
OCT 29 – Gainesville, FL @ THE FEST
NOV 01 – Baton Rouge, LA @ The Warehouse
NOV 02 – Austin, TX @ Red 7
NOV 04 – Midland, TX @ Pine Box Collective
NOV 05 – El Paso, TX @ The Percolator
NOV 06 – Phoenix, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room
NOV 07 – San Diego, CA @ The Ruby Room
NOV 10 – Sacramento, CA @ The Press Club
NOV 11- Chico, CA @ Cafe Flo
NOV 13 – Seattle, WA @ The Fusion Cafe

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Cheap Girls announce North American tour dates

Cheap Girls recently unveiled two strings of tour dates that will take the band from coast-to-coast, and will also bring the band through Canada for the first time. The first run of dates takes the band to the fourth annual Awesome Fest in San Diego on September 5th, while the October dates mark Cheap Girls’ first tour through Canada down to Gainesville’s The Fest later that month. Along the way, the band will be playing with Lightning Bolt, Japandroids, Sundowner, Carpenters and Cobra Skulls, to name a few.

My Roaring 20’s is available from Paper + Plastick Records on white, clear/orange dust, and clear/orange drop vinyl, which includes a CD and a limited edition promo poster. Also available is the band’s debut, Find Me A Drink Home, on white wax and includes a CD version of the album.

08/22 – Flint, MI @ Woobie’s Bar
09/01 – Normal, IL @ Firehouse Pizza & Pub
09/03 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Triple Nickel Tavern
09/04 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rogue Bar – PHX
09/05 – San Diego, CA @ Awesome Fest
09/07 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
09/08 – Stockton, CA @ Plea for Peace Center with Sundowner
09/11 – Portland, OR @ Musicfest NW with Japandroids
09/13 – Missoula, MT @ The BSMT
09/15 – Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
10/09 – Kalamazoo, MI @ The Strutt with Lightning Bolt
10/15 – Kingston, ON @ The Mansion with Cobra Skulls, Carpenter
10/16 – Ottowa, ON @ Cafe Dekcuf with Cobra Skulls, Carpenter
10/17 – Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques with Cobra Skulls, Carpenter
10/18 – St. Catherines, ON @ Mansion House
10/19 – London, ON @ Call The Office with Carpenter
10/20 – Hamilton, ON @ The Casbah with Carpenter
10/21 – Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s with Carpenter
10/22 – Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place with Two Cow Garage, Carpenter
10/23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Europa Night Club with Bomb The Music Industry, Laura Stevenson & The Cans, Carpenter
10/24 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire with Laura Stevenson & The Cans, Carpenter
10/26 – Richmond, VA @ Exit 76 with Laura Stevenson & The Cans, Carpenter
10/27 – Durham, NC @ Duke Coffee House (Duke University) with Laura Stevenson & The Cans, Carpenter
10/29 – The Fest 9
10/30 – The Fest 9
10/31 – The Fest 9

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Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival – Tickets On Sale Now!

BYO Records is excited to announce that tickets for the 12th Annual Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival in Las Vegas, NV are available now at http://www.punkrockbowling.com. This year’s event runs May 6-9, 2010 at Sunset Station Hotel and Casino. Hotel discounts and bowling team registration are also available on the PRB site.

Tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster on March 29th.

The line up includes such acts as Flogging Molly, NOFX, D.R.I, Against Me!, Hot Water Music, F**ked Up, TSOL, Swinging Utters, The Revival Tour featuring Chuck Ragan/Ben Nichols, Youth Brigade, The Dickies, 7 Seconds, Cobra Skulls, Teenage Bottlerocket, and many more.

For all information: www.punkrockbowling.com.

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Beginning tomorrow, Dave House (Kingston, UK) will embark on a 17-day tour of the US in support of his latest full-length, Intersections. The record is the third solo effort from the bassist of the recently defunct British punk band, The Steal.

Released on CD earlier this summer in the UK by Banquet Records, Intersections is now receiving a proper stateside release from up-and-coming indie, Runner Up Records. The label will press a 12″ LP version of the album on coke bottle clear (300) and mixed marble colored (200) vinyl. To pre-order a copy now, go here.

Intersections will see an official release date of November 24th, although pre-orders will ship well before that. House will have copies for sale on tour as well.

Listen to “Lungs” (free mp3)

OCT 08 – Philadelphia, PA @ Garageland w/ Bridge And Tunnel, The Menzingers, Broadway Calls
OCT 09 – Scranton, PA @ Vintage Theater w/ The Menzingers, Broadway Calls
OCT 10 – Boston, MA @ House w/ The Menzingers, Broadway Calls
OCT 11 – Rochester, NY @ Dubland Underground w/ The Menzingers, Broadway Calls, Sakes Alive!
OCT 12 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom w/ The Gaslight Anthem, The Menzingers, Broadway Calls
OCT 13 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom w/ Mike Doughty, Jemina Pearl
OCT 14 – Valparaiso, IN @ The Blackbird Cafe w/ Slingshot Dakota, Native, Grown Ups
OCT 15 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection w/ Victor! Fix The Sun, Native
OCT 16 – Lakewood, OH @ The Soggy Dog House w/ Slingshot Dakota
OCT 17 – Greenville, SC @ The Hangar
OCT 18 – Raleigh, NC @ TBA
OCT 19 – Charlotte, NC @ TBA
OCT 20 – Frederick, MD @ Krasner’s
OCT 21 – West Chester, PA @ Fennario’s w/ Spraynard, Everyone Everywhere, By Surprise!
OCT 22 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary w/ Teenage Bottlerocket, Higher Giant, Cobra Skulls
OCT 23 – Tom’s River, NJ @ The Shed w/ Bridge and Tunnel
OCT 24 – Malvern, PA @ Spraynard House BBQ!!!

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Look Mexico – U.S. Tour / New Digital EP

Look Mexico (Tallahassee, F.L.) hits the road today for a month-long tour of the U.S.

The band’s newly converted veggie oil-powered bus will take them westward for a week of shows in Texas and Oklahoma with Bear Colony before joining up with Fake Problems and Cobra Skulls for eight days of Left Coast shenanigans. Finally, the boys will conclude their national expedition in the Southeast playing shows with The Winter Sounds.

In early October, Look Mexico will take a short break before heading back out for two additional weeks of touring along the East Coast. Eventually, they’ll end up where all Beartrap bands seem to be ending up on Halloween weekend: at The Fest in Gainesville, F.L. More info on those dates soon.

The national tour coincides with Lujo Records digital release of Gasp Asp, the band’s newest four song EP. You can pick it up from iTunes here.

For a limited time, you can grab a free mp3 from Gasp Asp. Check out the first track, “You’re Not Afraid Of The Dark Are You?” here.

Earlier this year, Lujo released The Crucial Collection and is also responsible for unleashing Look Mexico’s awesome debut full-length, This Is Animal Music, upon the world in 2007.

Gasp Asp will be receiving the vinyl treatment very soon as well; a three song seven inch version of the EP will be available in early October. Stay tuned for a pre-order news, as well an announcement regarding the stupid label responsible for this inevitable plastic disaster…

SEP 02 – Pensacola, FL @ The Red Door Venue w/ Bear Colony, The Gills
SEP 04 – Houston, TX @ The Free Press w/ Bear Colony
SEP 05 – San Antonio, TX @ The Warhol w/ Bear Colony, Through Her Vibe
SEP 06 – Austin, TX @ Red 7 (Patio) w/ Bear Colony, Old Coyotes, Ladies
SEP 07 – Dallas, TX @ The Prophet Bar w/ Bear Colony
SEP 08 – Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee w/ Bear Colony
SEP 10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court w/ Fake Problems, Cobra Skulls
SEP 12 – Reno, NV @ Tonic Lounge w/ Fake Problems, Cobra Skulls
SEP 14 – San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside w/ Fake Problems, Cobra Skulls
SEP 16 – Mountain View, CA @ Red Rock Coffee w/ Fake Problems, Cobra Skulls
SEP 18 – Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse Record Store w/ Fake Problems, Cobra Skulls
SEP 19 – Riverside, CA @ Back To The Grind w/ Fake Problems, Cobra Skulls
SEP 20 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo w/ Fake Problems, Cobra Skulls
SEP 21 – San Diego, CA @ O’Connells w/ Fake Problems, Cobra Skulls, Frank Turner
SEP 22 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Chyro Arts w/ Teejay Sundance
SEP 26 – Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Festival w/ The Dark Romantics, Pomegranates, Mouse Fire
SEP 27 – Dayton, OH @ The Oregon Express w/ The Winter Sounds
SEP 28 – Louisville, KY @ Skull Alley w/ The Winter Sounds
SEP 29 – Nashville, TN @ Springwater w/ The Winter Sounds
OCT 03 – Greenville, SC @ Mellow Mushroom w/ The Winter Sounds, The Dirty Eighties
OCT 16 – Auburndale, FL @ Bloodhound Bash
OCT 17 – Asheville, NC @ New French Bar w/ The Dark Romantics
OCT 26 – Virginia Beach, VA @ The Jewish Mother w/ Fake Problems
OCT 28 – Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern w/ Fake Problems
OCT 31NOV 02 – Gainesville, FL @ The Fest

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