More Bands Added To Hawthorne Heights’ “Is For Lovers” Festivals

More bands have been added to Hawthorne Heights’ “Is For Lovers” festivals. As previously reported, those events will take place in Kansas, Colorado, and Ohio this summer.

Here’s the updated lineups:

08/27 Wichita, KS – The Wave:

The Wonder Years, Thursday, Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!), Story Of The Year, Hot Mulligan, Hawthorne Heights, Emery, Real Friends, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, The OBGMs, Thick, Old News, Life In Idle, Yasmin Nur, Social Cinema, and Glass Age.

08/28 Denver, CO – Levitt Pavillion:

The Wonder Years, Thursday, Story Of The Year, Hot Mulligan, Hawthorne Heights, Emery, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, The OBGMs, Thick, My Body Sings Electric, and Taking Back Monday DJs.

09/10 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center:

Descendents, New Found Glory, Motion City Soundtrack, Bayside, The Amity Affliction, Silverstein, Senses Fail, The Wonder Years, Story Of The Year, Hawthorne Heights, Knuckle Puck, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Real Friends, Emery, Holding Absence, Kississippi, Dopamines, Crimson Apple, Bad Luck, Caracara, Nightbeast, Mint Green, Lurk, Dead Bundy, Leggy, Tweens, Better Anyway, Vacation, The Raging Nathans, and Winona Fighter.

Hawthorne Heights Announce “Is For Lovers” Festivals

Hawthorne Heights have announced three “Is For Lovers” festivals. The events will take place in Kansas, Colorado, and Ohio this summer.

Here’s the dates and lineups:

08/27 Wichita, KS – The Wave:

The Wonder Years, Thursday, Laura Jane Grace, Story Of The Year, Hot Mulligan, Hawthorne Heights, Emery, Real Friends, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, The OBGMs, Thick, Old News, Life In Idle, Yasmin Nur, Social Cinema, and Glass Ager.

08/28 Denver, CO – Levitt Pavillion:

The Wonder Years, Thursday, Story Of The Year, Hot Mulligan, Hawthorne Heights, Emery, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, The OBGMs, Thick, and My Body Sings Electric.

09/10 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center:

Descendents, Bayside, Senses Fail, The Wonder Years, Story Of The Year, Hawthorne Heights, Knuckle Puck, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Emergy, Dopamines, Crimson Apple, Bad Luck, Nightbeast, Mint Green, Dead Bundy, and Better Anyway.

Anthony Green, Laura Jane Grace, & Tim Kasher Announce “The Carousel Tour”

Anthony Green (Circa Survive), Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!), and Tim Kasher (Cursive) will be hitting the road on “The Carousel Tour” this May. Oceanator, Mikey Erg, and Home Is Where will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

With Mikey Erg:

05/01 Minneapolis, MI — Fine Line Music Cafe
05/02 Milwaukee, WI — Eagles Club (The Rave Hall)
05/03 Chicago, IL — Thalia Hall
05/05 Philadelphia, PA — Union Transfer
05/06 Asbury Park, NJ — The Stone Pony (no Mikey Erg)
05/07 Somerville, MA — Crystal Ballroom (Somerville Theatre)

With Home Is Where:

05/09 New York, NY — Irving Plaza
05/10 Baltimore, MD — Baltimore Soundstage
05/11 Charlotte, NC — The Underground
05/12 Atlanta, GA — Buckhead Theatre
05/14 New Orleans, LA — The Hangar
05/15 Houston, TX — White Oak Music Hall
05/17 San Antonio, TX — Vibes Event Center
05/18 Roswell, NM — The Liberty

With Oceanator:

05/20 Phoenix, AZ — Crescent Ballroom
05/21 Pomona, CA — The Glass House
05/22 Los Angeles, CA — The Regent Theater
05/24 San Francisco, CA — August Hall
05/26 Portland, OR — Wonder Ballroom
05/27 Seattle, WA — Showbox
05/29 Boise, ID — The Olympic
05/30 Salt Lake City, UT — Metro Music Hall
05/31 Denver, CO — Summit Music Hall

Grace commented:

“We wanted to do something different with ‘The Carousel Tour,’ something more collaborative than your usual show. So while each of us will have our own set times, these aren’t solo sets. We’ve challenged each other to blur the lines and join in on each other’s songs and to bring other players onto the stage with us each night. We don’t want any show on the tour to feel routine or the same as the night before. We’re trying to lean into the unpredictability of these current times while manifesting inspiration and unhinged joy.”

Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!) Surprise Releases New EP “At War With The Silverfish”

Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!) has surprise released a new solo EP titled “At War With The Silverfish.” You can find the cover art and track listing for that effort below:

“At War With The Silverfish” Track Listing:

01. “Three Of Hearts”
02. “Lolo 13”
03. “Long Dark Night”
04. “Electro-Static Sweep”
05. “Day Old Coffee”
06. “Smug Fuckface”
07. “Yesterday Pt. II”

Grace commented:

“These are songs of late-night madness and loneliness, orphan songs that came wandering in looking to feed like insects.”

“I’ve learned that if you share your experience with good intentions that the universe will always surprise you with abundant return. Every song is an act of faith; you don’t necessarily know why you’re singing it other than you know you’ve got to sing it.”

Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!) To Perform At Four Seasons Total Landscaping In Philadelphia

Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!) and Brendan Kelly (The Lawrence Arms) will be performing at Four Seasons Total Landscaping in Philadelphia, PA on August 21. That business, which sits between a crematorium and an erotic book store, previously made headlines after Rudy Giuliani infamously held a press conference there for Donald Trump in November 2020. You can purchase tickets HERE and commemorative shirts HERE. Grace commented:

“This will be the first and last time Brendan and I will play in front of a landscaping company and we promise it will be better than that MAGA shit show.”

Kelly added:

“Ever since I saw my personal hero Rudy Giuliani humiliate himself for the good of the nation at Four Seasons Total Landscaping, I knew I wanted to go there and follow in his footsteps, then shop at the porn store, and eventually move off this mortal coil by being burned at the neighboring crematorium. It’s not often you get to touch history, but that’s what Laura and I will be doing in this most hallowed of political and mulching grounds.”

Thursday Announce Sayreville, NJ Show With Laura Jane Grace And Vein.fm

Thursday have announced a Sayreville, NJ show with Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!) and Vein.fm. The event will be held on December 30 at the Starland Ballroom and it will also feature appearances from Norman Brannon and Travis Stever. Thursday commented:

“Someone got too excited and couldn’t wait to 1pm, so they ‘leaked’ our big news! Who can blame them though! It is very exciting! The Signals events during quarantine meant the world to Thursday and it’s so important to us that the first non festival show announcement ‘back’ would be the resumption of our traditional New Jersey holiday show. This year we want to celebrate in style and you can bet we will! We have @laurajanegrace + @vein.fm opening with @normanbrannon and @travstever plus numerous others sitting in during the course of the evening. All we will say is expect to have your face melted off, seriously melted off, like staring straight into a solar eclipse without sunglasses! See you there and happy holidays!”

Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!) Releases New Album “Stay Alive”

Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!) has surprise released a new album titled “Stay Alive.” You can find the effort in digital outlets now. Physical copies are also available to pre-order HERE.

“Stay Alive” Track Listing:

01. “The Swimming Pool Song”
02. “The Calendar Song”
03. “Shelter in Place”
04. “Return to Oz”
05. “The Mountain Song”
06. “SuperNatural Possession”
07. “Hanging Tree”
08. “Please Leave”
09. “Why Kant I Be You?”
10. “Ice Cream Song”
11. “The Magic Point”
12. “Blood and Thunder”
13. “So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Fuck Off”
14. “Old Friend (Stay Alive)”

Grace commented:

“I sat around for a month-and-a-half at home just being shellshocked being like, ‘What the fuck happened and what the fuck is happening with the world?’ As I started to get my bearings, I just came to the realization that waiting was going to kill the record and kill the songs. I spent two years working on all these songs, and the idea of throwing them away didn’t sit well with me.”

“But then I was like, ‘What am I waiting for?’ All I have to do is adjust my scope. I can sit here on my fucking ass and do nothing, or I can work. … I just want to put this out because it makes me feel alive and it’s giving me something better than sitting here losing my mind while the world falls apart.”

“It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks about what you do. Just stay alive.”

NOFX Recruit Slightly Stoopid, Fishbone, Etc. For Upcoming Livestream Concert

NOFX have announced a special “Weekend at Fatty’s” livestream concert. The event will take place on September 19 and it will find the band performing “White Trash, Two Heebs And A Bean” in full. They will also be joined by a number of special guests including Slightly Stoopid, Fishbone, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, and Get Dead. Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!), members of Avenged Sevenfold, comedians, and graffiti artists will also take part. Tickets can be found HERE. NOFX commented:

“Tickets are on sale now for you to see NOFX perform their album, White Trash Two Heebs and a Bean, in its entirety for the first time ever! Catch them virtually from Fat Mike’s backyard on September 19th at 2 PM PST. Grab an all-access VIP pass to hang with the band after their performance as cameras roll well into the night. You’ll be treated to a trove of guests, performers, comedy, campfire stories, and more!”

Full Lineup Revealed For 2019 The Fest

The lineup has been finalized for this year’s The Fest. The event will take place across 18 venues in Gainesville, FL on November 1-3 and it will feature over 350 bands, comedians and wrestlers. Among those set to perform are: Jawbreaker, Less Than Jake, Against Me! (performing “White Crosses“, “Transgender Dysphoria Blues“, “Searching For A Former Clarity” and “New Wave“) Jawbox, Stiff Little Fingers, Dag Nasty, The Bronx, American Steel, Mariachi El Bronx, AJJ, Iron Reagan, Off With Their Heads, Joyce Manor, Teenage Bottlerocket, The Lillingtons, Torche, Masked Instruder, Spraynard, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, War On Women, Laura Jane Grace, A Wilhelm Screen, Career Suicide, Grade, No Trigger, Screaming Females, Tim Barry, The Dopamines, The Copyrights, Audio Karate, Tsunami Bomb, Brendan Kelly, Bullets To Broadway, Planes Mistaken For Stars, Kepi Ghoulie, Squirtgun, Rehasher, The Casket Lottery, Able Baker Fox, The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, and tons more.