Rancid, Pennywise, Suicidal Tendencies to headline inaugural The Bash Music and Beer Festival

Rancid, Pennywise, and Suicidal Tendencies are some of the acts who will headline the first ever The Bash Music and Beer Festival this spring. On Tuesday (Feb. 19), festival organizers announced the rocking roster for the inaugural event as well as a mini-tour itinerary for the festival throughout May and June.

Joining the aforementioned acts on the bill are L7, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, H20, Madball, Noi!se, and Sharp Shock. The upcoming music festival is a joint venture between the Rancid guys, Synergy Global Entertainment, Inc., and Brew Ha Ha Productions.

The lineup for the first annual event was specially curated by the members of Rancid.

“I’m looking forward to playing with some of my favorite bands in the world. Pennywise, Suicidal Tendencies, L7, and more. We look forward to seeing everyone out at the Bash,” Tim Armstrong of Rancid says in a press statement.

“I am a massive fan of these bands, and the chance to launch this event with Rancid is really exciting for SGE,” John Reese, CEO of Synergy Global Entertainment and co-producer of The Bash adds.

“The band has been so engaged in developing this special series of shows, and it shows how much they care about their fans.”

In addition to the music-centric list, the music festival also boasts a huge lineup of breweries. Each date of the Bash will host craft beer tastings (for those who are 21+) from some of the best breweries in the country. The lineup of breweries will include tons of local favorites as well as well-known breweries. In total, attendees who are 21+ can sample from a selection of over 100 different craft beers.

The Bash begins its mini-tour on May 11 at the Margaret T. Hance Park in Phoenix and includes a total of seven stops in May and June. The traveling festival’s itinerary includes stops in Tucson (May 12); Englishtown, New Jersey (June 2); Boise (June 8); Tacoma (June 9); San Jose, California (June 15); and Sacramento (June 16).

Tickets for the Bash go on sale this Friday, Feb. 22, at 10 a.m. local time. General admission tickets begin at $39.50 (plus fees) while VIP tickets start at $99.50 (plus fees), while supplies last.

For more information about the Bash, head on over to the festival’s website.


Saturday, May 11 – Phoenix, AZ – Margaret T. Hance Park
Sunday, May 12 – Tucson, AZ – Rillito Park Racetrack
Sunday, June 2 – Englishtown, NJ – Old Bridge Township Raceway Park
Saturday, June 8 – Boise, ID – Memorial Stadium
Sunday, June 9 – Tacoma, WA – America’s Car Museum @ LeMay’s
Saturday, June 15 – San Jose, CA – Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
Sunday, June 16 – Sacramento, CA – Papa Murphy’s Park


The Offspring, Rancid, NOFX lead inaugural Camp Anarchy lineup

The Offspring, Rancid, NOFX, and Less than Jake are just some of the bands that will make their way to Ohio during the springtime for the first annual Camp Anarchy. On Monday (Dec. 10), Synergy Global Entertainment, Inc. and Brew Ha Ha Productions announced the debut of their brand new, punk rock-centric music festival due to take place during the final weekend of May 2019.

Joining the aforementioned bands on the inaugural roster are X, Fear, Sick of It All, Strung Out, Death By Stereo, Suicidal Tendencies, The Damned, Off!, The Suicide Machines, A Wilhelm Scream, Voodoo Glow Skulls, T.S.O.L., and The Bronx. According to the festival’s official flyer, more bands will be announced at a later date.

“[Camp Anarchy is] a punker’s dream…three days of the best bands and so much to do while camping under the stars in Ohio. What could be better?” John Reese, Camp Anarchy co-producer and founder of Synergy Global Entertainment, says in a press statement.

Mirroring Reese’s excitement about the upcoming three-day event is Pennywise guitarist Fletcher Dragge who said: “Super stoked to be taking part in the first ever Camp Anarchy music and camping fest next year!!!”

Dragge adds: “Looks like Legend Valley will become ground zero for some serious punk rock debauchery and musical mayhem. The Offspring, Rancid, NOFX, Bad Religion, Pennywise, X, Suicidal Tendencies, Less Than Jake, Fear? What the f*ck?!”

In addition to the rocking lineup, the event will also include craft beer tastings, dodge ball games, fair games, scavenger hunts, a flea market “full of stuff you probably don’t need but know you will want,” and a s’mores station for those with an epic sweet tooth.

Camp Anarchy will make its rocking debut at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio during the weekend of May 31 – June 2. Tickets go on sale beginning this Friday, Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. EST. For more information about the festival, the lineup, tickets prices, and more, head on over to Camp Anarchy’s website.

For now, the complete lineup can be seen below.


Rancid and Dropkick Murphys to embark on ‘From Boston to Berkley’ tour

Just when you thought summer 2017’s list of tours was already packed, it’s time to add one more to that lineup. On Tuesday (March 7), Rancid and the Dropkick Murphys announced plans to hit the road this summer for a joint, co-headlining excursion. The “From Boston to Berkley” tour will kick off on July 27 at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, Maine and wrap up a month later on Aug. 26 in Los Angeles, though a venue or ticket sales date have yet to be confirmed.

In addition to full sets from both groups, the bands have also announced that every night, they will come together for a special joint encore. The Bouncing Souls and Jake Burns of Stiff Little Fingers will open the tour from July 27 to Aug. 9. From Aug. 11 to the end of the tour, The Selecter and Kevin Seconds from 7 Seconds will replace The Bouncing Souls and Burns.

“Rancid is looking forward to hitting the road with our brothers, the Dropkick Murphys,” writes Rancid vocalist/guitarist Tim Armstrong.

“It’s a long time coming with these two bands touring together,” adds Rancid guitarist Lars Frederiksen. “There is so much history between both of us that it should make for a great tour. We look forward to seeing all of our friends and family out there.”

“This is a dream come true for Dropkick Murphys. Hopefully all the people coming to the shows will feel the same way. Rancid gave us our break – Tim signing us to his label, Lars producing our early albums…so much history and great memories. Now, literally sharing the stage together every night. This tour is going to destroy all others this summer,” mirrors Dropkick Murphys vocalist/bassist Ken Casey.

The upcoming summer tour will be in support of Dropkick Murphys’ recently released record, 11 Short Stories of Pain and Glory. As for Rancid, the California-founded band’s released their last album, …Honor is All We Know in 2014, though, it appears they are currently working on new material.

Tickets for all shows, unless noted otherwise, are set to go on sale this Friday, March 10 at 10 a.m. local time. Tickets will be available on both Rancid and the Dropkick Murphys‘ websites. The complete list of tour dates can be seen below.


7/27 – Bangor, Maine – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
7/28 – Montreal, Quebec – ’77 – on sale TBA
7/29 – Toronto, Ontario – Echo Beach
7/30 – Cleveland, Ohio – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
7/31 – Sterling Heights, Mich. – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
8/02 – Pittsburgh, Pa. – Stage AE
8/03 – Philadelphia, Pa. – Festival Pier – on sale 3/10 @ Noon ET
8/04 – Asbury Park, N.J. – Stone Pony Summer Stage
8/05 – Boston / Brockton, Mass. – Brockton Fairgrounds
8/06 – Brooklyn, N.Y. – Ford Amphitheatre at Coney Island Boardwalk
8/08 – Chicago, Ill. – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
8/09 – Milwaukee, Wis. – BMO Harris Pavilion
8/11 – Denver, Colo. – Sculpture Park
8/12 – Salt Lake City, Utah – Saltair
8/13 – Nampa, Idaho – Idaho Center Amphitheatre – on sale 3/10 @ 11:00 AM MT
8/15 – Vancouver, British Columbia – UBC Thunderbird Arena
8/16 – Seattle, Wash. – WaMu Theater at Century Link Field Events Center
8/18 – San Luis Obispo, Calif. – Avila Beach – on sale 3/10 @ Noon PT
8/19 – Sacramento, Calif. – Memorial Auditorium
8/20 – Berkeley, Calif. – The Greek
8/22 – Chandler, Ariz. – Rawhide Event Center
8/24 – San Diego, Calif. – Petco Park In The Park – on sale 3/10 @ 11:00 AM PT
8/25 – Las Vegas, Nev. – Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
8/26 – Los Angeles, Calif. – TBA – on sale TBA

Coachella 2016 Lineup Unveiled


It’s official, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has unveiled its lineup for 2016. After what felt like weeks of rumors, festival organizers finally confirmed that Guns ‘N’ Roses will in fact be one of the headliners for the spring festival. Last week, the rumors of GNR’s role at the upcoming festival hit an all time high when sources confirmed to Billboard that not only were GNR planning a return with a massive stadium tour, but they would be headlining Coachella.

On Monday evening (Jan. 4), Coachella organizers posted the complete lineup for the two weekend-long festival. In addition to GNR’s reunion, LCD Soundsystem has also been confirmed as a headliner. Talk of LCD Soundsystem’s involvement, much like Guns ‘N’ Roses’, began as numerous rumors on the internet before it became official. Now, after a five-year hiatus, the James Murphy-led group will be returning to the stage. But, Guns ‘N’ Roses and LCD Soundsystem aren’t the only ones making a return at the show.

Coachella 2016 will mark the first time in two years that French electo-act M83 will perform live on a stage while pop star Sia’s  appearance at the music festival will mark the first time in five years that she has performed on a live stage in the United States. Other acts slated to perform at Coachella include: Disclosure, CHVRCHES, Hasley, Grimes, Silversun Pickups, The 1975, Rancid, The Front Bottoms, Of Monsters and Men, Purity Ring, Robert DeLong, Zella Day, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, Matt and Kim, Cold War Kids, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, and many more. Check out the official poster below.

Coachella 2016 will once again return to the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, CA. The festival will take place during the course two weekends in April; April 15-17 and April 22-24. Festival passes will go on sale beginning this Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 11 a.m., PST. According to Coachella’s official website, general admission passes for the first weekend are already sold out, following their early bird sale last summer. But there’s good news, weekend two general admission passes are available for $399 plus fees. for more information, head on over to Coachella’s website here.

Epitaph Records to Re-Release Rancid’s ‘…And Out Come the Wolves’

Rancid’s iconic album, ...And Out Come the Wolves just celebrated its 20th anniversary back in August, but that’s not stopping the band’s record label from reissuing the 1995 record. Epitaph Records has announced that the record will be getting the reissue treatment in November. The reissue will include two never-before-heard tracks that were record at the same time as the album in addition to the previously released 19 tracks.

Pre-orders for the remastered album is currently available on iTunes.

Rancid has been paying tribute to the record throughout 2015. During several of their festival appearances, they have been playing the record in full. Back in January, the played the complete album at Canada’s Amnesia Rockfest and just this past September, they did the same at Chicago’s Riot Fest. According to the band, they will perform ...And Out Come the Wolves, in full once more during their set at Groezrock 2016 in Meerhout, Belgium.

The ...And Out Come the Wolves reissue will officially be released on Nov. 27.

Riot Fest Chicago 2015 Line-Up Unveiled

After revealing the line-up for the two other “spin-off” festivals the original made way for, how exactly do you follow that up?

By revealing the completely awesome line-up the original festival is going to have.

After giving fans the list of artists slated to make their way to Denver and/or Toronto (while also keeping some names secret), Riot Fest have released the names of those who will be taking a trip to the birthplace of the festival at their new stomping ground, Douglas Park, Chicago during the weekend of Sept. 11-13.

Much like the others, Riot Fest Chicago will feature performances from Tenacious D, Iggy Pop, Motörhead, Alexisonfire, Alkaline Trio, and many more.

What makes this line-up so different (at least for now) are the artists that will be performing their full albums during their sets(kind of like last year).

Snoop Dogg will perform Doggystyle, Ice Cube & Guests will perform Straight Outta Compton, Rancid will perform … And Out Come The Wolves, The Dwarves will perform Blood Guts and Pussy, while hometown boys The Academy is…will reunite after four years to perform Almost Here.

Check out the line-up below.


Riot Fest and Rodeo 2015 Line-Up Revealed

And  the revelations continue…

Hot on the heels of the Riot Fest Toronto line-up unveiling, festival organizers have now followed up with the list of performers for Riot Fest and Rodeo (formerly known as Riot Fest Denver) which will take place during the weekend of Aug. 28-30 at the National Western Complex in Denver.

Check out the list which includes Modest Mouse, Snoop Dogg, Tenacious D, The Pixies, Thrice, Alkaline Trio, and many, many more. Like their Toronto counterpart, a handful of performers have been left off the list, but will be uncovered on a later date.

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Riot Fest Announce 2015 Toronto Line-Up

It’s starting to feel a lot like music Christmas thanks to Riot Fest unveiling the first wave of artists for their Toronto dates, set to take place on Sept. 19 and Sept. 20 at Downsview Park..

Wu-Tang Clan, Frank Turner, Alexisonfire, and Thrice are just some of the big names heading to Canada for the weekend-long festival.

But don’t get too upset that some artists have been left off the initial release; apparently five names are going to be kept a secret until June 16.

For now, check out the mighty jammed line-up below and if you live in Canada or want to make the trek to Toronto for the show, we suggest buying your tickets after you check out the list.

Green Day Perform Huge Pre-Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Show


Whether you like Green Day or have been calling them a sell out since the 90s (post-Dookie, of course), it doesn’t really matter because the band have done what they set out to do; continue making music.

This weekend, the trio will get the honor of being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Fall Out Boy doing the honors.

In honor of the momentous occasion, the group put on a huge pre-Rock and Roll Hal of Fame show at the House of Blues in Cleveland last night; their first U.S. show in two years.

The band also paid homage to their early start when the band’s name was Sweet Children and drummer Tre Cool wasn’t in the band.

For half of the show, Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt welcomed back original drummer John Kiffmeye. They played a handful of Sweet Children’s songs including “Sweet Children,” “I Was There,” “Dry Ice,” and of course “Green Day.”

Once Sweet Children’s 11-song set wrapped, Green Day hit the stage, with Cool replacing Kiffmeye.

The Green Day set was 24-songs long and included several fan favorites like “Longview,” “Basket Case,” “”American Idiot” and several covers; a cover of Rancid’s “Radio” with Tim Armstrong performing alongside them and a cover of Operation Ivy’s “Knowledge.”

The Operation Ivy cover shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise since Green Day likes to cite them as one of their biggest influences.

They also did a major mash-up of “Shout,” “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life,” “Hey Jude,” and “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.” Another surprise from the setlist, came when Green Day performed “Private Ale,” a song that hasn’t seen the stage light since 1992.

Cool huh? And such a shame that we missed it live.

For now, we can watch the several fan shot videos from the event and pretend that we were there.

Sweet Children – “At the Library” w/ John Kiftmayer:

Sweet Children – “Green Day” w/ John Kiftmayer:

Knowledge” (Operation Ivy cover) / “Radio” (Rancid cover) w/ Tim Armstrong:

Fan shot video of the concert:


Sweet Children Set:
“Don’t Leave Me” (First time live since 1994)
“Only of You”
“Sweet Children” (First time live since 1991)
“409 in Your Coffeemaker”
“At the Library”
“I Was There” (First time live since 1992)
“Disappearing Boy”
“Paper Lanterns”
“Road to Acceptance”
“Green Day” (First time live since 1990)
“Dry Ice” (First time live since 1993)

Green Day Set:
“99 Revolutions”
“Boulevard of Broken Dreams”
“2000 Light Years Away”
“Private Ale” (First time live since 1992)
“Christie Road”
“Stuart and the Ave.”
“Geek Stink Breath”
“One for the Razorbacks”
“When I Come Around”
“Basket Case”
“Are We the Waiting”
“St. Jimmy”
“Knowledge (Operation Ivy cover)” with Tim Armstrong
“Radio (Rancid cover)” with Tim Armstrong
“King for a Day”
“Shout / Always Look on the Bright Side of Life / Hey Jude / (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”
“Minority” with Tim Armstrong

“American Idiot”
“Jesus of Suburbia”

Canada’s Amnesia Rockfest Announce Tenth Anniversary Line-Up and Reunions

Canada’s Amnesia Rockfest will be celebrating its tenth anniversary in a big way this year with artists like System of a Down, Linkin Park, The Offspring, and Slayer making the trip to Montebello, QC for the weekend-long festivities.

But even with the big name headliners for this year’s event, it looks like the theme might be reunions and anniversaries. One of the several bands reuniting this year at the show will be Thrice, who officially said good-bye to fans in 2012.

Late last year, the band posted a cryptic photograph on their social media accounts with the band’s name and “2015.” Since then, there have been no updates unless you count frontman Dustin Kensrue releasing a new song yesterday or drummer Riley Breckenridge being part of Angels and Airwaves.

The new year is a month and a half in and it looks like one of the big things coming for them in 2015 is a reunion at the show. The timing of the reunion couldn’t come at a better time for fans of the California band since their fourth studio record, Vheissu, turns ten in October.

Sadly, this is as close as we have gotten to any updates from the Thrice camp.

But don’t leave it to Thrice to have all the fun during the weekend; Refused, From Autumn to Ashes and Atreyu will all be reuniting during the weekend-long festival. but like we said, it seems Amnesia is taking a page out of Riot Fest’s book and having bands performing some important albums from their discography in full.

The Offspring will perform Americana, the Deftones will perform Around the Fur and Rancid will perform…And Out Come the Wolves.

Check out the full line-up below.


Amnesia Rockfest will take place during the weekend of June 18-21.