Showing posts with label pop punk. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pop punk. Show all posts

Friday, June 16, 2017

Song Premiere - Beached Boy "Hold Me Down"

Put some SPF 100 on these songs because they are sizzlin'.

It’s a new music kind of day. Amiright? Emerging from the depths of Allston with a press release soaked in puns, arrives the premiere of "Hold Me Down" off the 4-song debut EP 'Open Island' by self-proclaimed marina rock band, Beached Boy.

Comprised of singer/songwriter Brendan Grafe, Kevin DeStefano (Bad Actors), Harley Cox (Choke Up) and Will Buiel (Kitner), Beached Boy has taken Grafe’s acoustic emo material, backed it with a driving ensemble of pop punk origins and created an accelerated, scorched and scorned summer sound. Learn these lyrics because you’ll be shouting them alongside your friends at the next Beached Boy show.

Let’s party. Check out 'em out during their record release show July 1st at O’Brien’s Pub in Allston featuring Luau, Clever Girls (VT), Saccharine and Jeff Rowe (event details). 'Open Island' will be available via cassette and digital download June 30th via Prospect Records. Follow Beached Boy on Facebook for additional release information.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Song Premiere: “A Girl From Quincy” by Art Thieves

'For Free!' will be available for free download on December 31st.

It is with our unwavering pleasure that we present to you “A Girl From Quincy” by Art Thieves.

Working on their material under the radar, Bishop & Rook caught Art Thieves earlier this year in their natural South Shore habitat (RIP Beachcomber) and gave our stamp of approval. It was the band’s on stage chemistry and thoroughly entertaining live set that later earn them a spot in the Boston Scene Party Showcase.

“A Girl From Quincy” is off the band’s debut 10-track record entitled ‘For Free!’, available as a free digital download on December 31st. Listen to a few per-released songs on Soundcloud now. See Art Thieves on February 13th at O'Brien’s Pub in Allston with Warn the Duke (NYC), The Warning Shots, and You Scoundrel. And follow the band on Facebook for additional release and show information.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

It’s a Brenefit Show – Benefit Show for Trophy Lungs’ Drummer Brendan Guerin

Intimate space, burgers, beers, punk rock and unisex bathrooms.

Hey kids, let’s go to a benefit show. Before you start thinking “Monday night, SMH”, understand Charlie's Kitchen ONLY hosts live music on Monday nights, and it’s a pretty damn awesome time.

One day before Boston punks, Trophy Lungs, returned from tour, drummer Brendan Guerin received news that his apartment in Jamaica Plain (that he moved into less than a month ago) caught on fire. Although everyone made it out okay, water and structural damage rendered the apartment unstable and emergency relocation was a must.

The scene came together and to form the Brenefit Show at Charlie’s Kitchen (10 Eliot Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge) featuring Trophy Lungs, Save Ends, Fucko and Rebuilder (essentially, it's an O'Brien's show, but at Charlie's). The evening also serves as a send of for some bands heading to FEST14. Charlie’s Kitchen is 21+ // $5 cover // 8PM // Facebook event link. Additional donations accepted throughout the night. Every dollar that comes through the door goes directly to helping Bren and his girlfriend Kerri find a new place/pay outrageous moving fees.

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Feelings, Fuck Off - 'Bite Because You Like It'

“Don’t talk to me. I don’t want to be your dream girl. Men already rule the world and that’s bad enough. So why don’t you just let me read my book in peace without you hitting on me?”

When you’ve had enough. When feeling feelings is too much (“feelings, fuck off”) – there’s ‘Bite Because You Like It’.

The follow up to 2014’s ‘you two can spend a special time respect even such the tiny moment OR “Little My Goes to Thailand”’, New Hampshire’s female-fronted pop punk trio My Little is back with a record that is spunky, refreshing and sung with an honest attitude.

Backed by independent Iowa label, Bloated Kat Records, a pop punk label run out of a the basement of this unemployed dude who is practically 30's parents and that has a fondness for female-fronted pop punk bands such as you Jabber (CA) and Lipstick Homicide (IA), ‘Bite Because You Like It’ is a 12-track song including an instrumental intro and interlude. Stream / download the record on Bandcamp. Our recommended jams: "Afflicted" "PSA", "Don’t Stare" and "Friends Forever".

Catch My Little at Middle East Upstairs with Worriers (NY), Fucko (NH) and Gravel on September 22nd, presented by RTT Presents. This event is 18+ / $8 / details here.

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Tied to a Bear, Twin Foxes & Me In Capris at Charlie’s Kitchen 9/14

Bishop & Rook takes over Night #3 of the Boston Scene Party Showcase!

Bishop & Rook is proud to co-host Night #3 of the Boston Scene Party Showcase, happening Monday, September 14th at Charlie’s Kitchen in Harvard Square ($8/21+/9PM). Part of the 3-night, 3-venue affair, Boston Scene Party has collaborated with independent music bloggers, promoters, labels and bands to present a showcase demonstrating our diverse music scene. The scene is in session this September!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Rock Out With Your Cocktail Out Vol. XXXVIII

Make your own watermelon beer with Perpetually Hungry's recipe.

When it’s hot, humid and Henry, and you just can’t manage two fucks, there’s always new music and a cold cocktail. Coast through August with The Lonely Biscuits (TN), coming to Great Scott 8/16, All Dogs (OH) playing with Save Ends and Fucko at O’Brien’s Pub on 8/24, new music from local band Bellwire and a watermelon beer.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The Restless Atlantic Release Music Video for “Hugh Jackman”

Portland, ME's emo pop punkers, The Restless Atlantic.

Portland, ME’s emo pop punk band, The Restless Atlantic, have released the music video for “Hugh Jackman” (directed by Corey Norman), the second single from their debut album ‘CHASM released earlier this spring.

Watch as the band provides a chilling soundtrack to a morbid scene of a double suicide gone wrong.

Follow The Restless Atlantic on Facebook and Twitter for additional information and show dates, and stream / purchase ‘Chasm’ today.

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Masked Intruder and Friends Announced at Cuisine en Locale

The masked pop punks from Fat Wreck Chords, Masked Intruder, have been announced to play Cuisine en Locale in Somerville on October 23rd along with The Copyrights, Not Scientists, Bundles and The New Warden.

Get on this before it sells out.

$10 presale / $12 door

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Yeehaw! Gets! Punk! With! Rock! Songs!

Grab your copy of 'Rock Songs' now on Bandcamp.

Short, surly and catchy as fuck - Yeehaw! picks up the pace with a more refined and cohesive pop punk sound on their sophomore EP ‘Rock Songs’.

Evolving songs like “What Now” and “Pixie” from the 2014 record ‘Demotivational Speaker’, the gritty and punchy 7-track ‘Rock Songs’ is packed with post-adolescent blues and plows through 13 minutes and 41 seconds with enough effort to articulate how Berklee expensive university degrees can get you about as far as your parents’ couch.

With a comparable sound to mid-era Pulley or Lagwagon, more often than not, we’ve thought, “What does this song sound like? Oh, it sounds like a Yeehaw! song.” Written by a young band, the lyrics reflect the early stages of realizing the majority of people you know will forgo big dreams for reasonable lifestyles. Just wait until those people start to live vicariously through you and ask if you’ve been to a "rock concert" lately while their eyes glaze over with any vague attempt of yours to explain what you do. I digress.

The EP is available on Bandcamp for free (at a name your price donation). But throw the kids a couple bucks, it’s a good record and we heard Sallie Mae is an aggressive pimp. Cassette tapes can be purchased for $4 via Broken World Media.

The band will celebrate their record release and the kickoff to their Summer! Tour! this Friday, July 24th at The Democracy Center in Harvard Square with Just Friends, Perspective, A Lovely Hand to Hold, Choke Up and Hoover Flags (event details here). Follow Yeehaw! on Facebook and Twitter for additional information.

Monday, April 27, 2015

ROUGH FRANCIS Kicks Off Spring Tour in Allston with Varsity Drag, The Darker Hues

High punk energy at Great Scott Allston 4/30/15.

Vermont's soul / punk / garage / energy machine band, and one of the best live acts we've ever seen, ROUGH FRANCIS (Riot House Records) is kicking off their spring tour at Great Scott in Allston this Thursday, April 30th with friends pop punkers Varsity Drag (featuring Ben Deily of The Lemonheads) and post-hardcore band The Darker Hues (Refuse Rethink Rebuild Records). The show is 18+ / Doors 9pm / $10. Come out to support local music and get your face rocked off by a whole mess of talented musicians.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Rock Out With Your Cocktail Out Vol. XXXIV

It's April! Let porch life begin! (image credit)

It’s April 1st! You know what that means? Winter parking ban get lifted in various Boston neighborhoods, maybe not yours, but definitely mine, so let’s celebrate with new music and a Whiskey Lemonade! On deck for shows this month is Choke Up at O’Brien’s Pub April 3rd, Portland, OR’s Divers at O’Brien’s April 6th, and Swimmers (formally Emily’s Army) at Middle East Upstairs on April 12th.

Bishop & Rook Presents Rebuilder's 'Rock & Roll In America' Record Release Show

It's a Record Release Show ya'll! Ticket pre-orders are live now.

We're drunk on wine excitement to announce Bishop & Rook presents Rebuilder's Rock & Roll in America record release show featuring Choke Up, Bundles, Sundog and special guest WMBR 88.1 FM Late Risers' Club DJ, Mateo Williams.

It's a full house folks and pre-sale tickets are available now. And stream "The National Bohemian", the first single off the record, exclusively on Bishop And Rook after the jump.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Sports., Fall Risk ('Sleeplessness' EP Release Show), Dirt Naps at Charlie’s Kitchen

Hang out with Bishop And Rook at a show. It'll be awesome. We'll high-five each other.

Sorry ma, forgot to take out the trash...because we were too busy making a rock show! Whhaaaatttt?

Head to Charlie's Kitchen (10 Eliot Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge) on Monday, March 2nd for the next Bishop And Rook presents show featuring pop punker duo Fall Risk, supporting their 'Sleeplessness' EP release, emo punks Sports. and garage kids Dirt Naps. Full event details here.

Get there early, eat great food, stay and pay $5 to hear equally great music. Plus, be the very first crowd to purchase brand new, limited run Bishop And Rook merch before it becomes available to purchase on the internets. ◄ Internet shopping is a highly impersonal experience. Absolutely no hugs given. Best to buy in person.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Monday, February 23, 2015

Boston Underdogs Fall Risk to Release the 'Sleeplessness' EP

See Fall Risk live during their EP release show on Mach 2nd.

Sleeplessness, the 4th release from Boston’s Fall Risk, is 12 minutes and 25 seconds of good old fashioned socially aware, angsty pop punk.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Bishop And Rook Returns to Mutiny on the Microphone (for some reason)

Bishop And Rook was this week's guest DJ on New England music podcast Mutiny on the Microphone. Here's 60 minutes of complete nonsense, local music and probably a whole mess of misinformation. For the record, we were invited back. LISTEN NOW. #norules #nogods

On a mobile device? Click here to listen!

Also, go to a show. Next Bishop And Rook shows!!!
March 2nd - Charlies Kitchen - fting Sports., Fall Risk, Dirt Naps
April 3rd - O'Brien's Pub - fting Rebuilder, Choke Up, Bundles, Sundog

February 19th Playlist:

Bundles - B&E
Jetavana Grove - Hope is a Bus (That I Missed This Morning)
Choke Up - Rust
Laika's Orbit - Circumstance
Sports. - Mo Vaughn
Fall Risk - No. 1
Sundog - Superstition
Dirt Naps - Bees Knees
Julius Earthling - 575

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Rock Out With Your Cocktail Out Vol. XXXII

As refreshing as a face full of snow. (image credit)

Rock out with your cocktail out in February with a Cucumber-Rosemary Gin and Tonic and a brand new playlist. Each month Bishop And Rook provides a Spotify playlist of new, local and touring bands and a complimentary alcoholic beverage. Interested in heading out to a local show? Check out our flyers (updated on the regular), and head to Charlie's Kitchen on March 2nd for our next sponsored event.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Resolutions / Teen Agers Split

Resolutions (Germany) and Teen Agers (Orlando, FL) teamed up for a split 7" on No Panic! Records (GER) and All in Vinyl (UK) to promote their upcoming European tour this spring. Mastered by Stephen Egerton (Descendents / ALL), the 2-track record can be downloaded for free (at a name your price donation) on Bandcamp. Physical 7” on red/blue split (100), clear with blue and red splatter (150) and clear with red haze vinyl (250) can be purchased via No Panic! Records’ online store for a few pounds.

Dan Webb & The Spiders + Nonpareils Record Release Show + Art Show

Free rock n' roll + art show in Somerville, 1/31/15.

Fresh off their European tour, Dan Webb and the Spiders will be celebrating the release of their forth full-length record, Perfect Problem (Gunner Records) at their home base of operations, Starlab Studios (453 Somerville Ave., Somerville).

Friday, January 23, 2015

Overseas, Diger, Old Flings and Camiches Release International 4-way Split

Costa Rican pop punk bands Overseas and Diger have collaborated with Old Flings (NC) and Camiches (Mexico City) to release an international DIY 4-way split.

A combination of networking and touring brought these four bands together. “Overseas and Diger share the same drummer. I'm booking a Central American tour for Camiches in July and they’re booking a Mexican tour for Overseas and Diger in September,” explains Overseas bassist, Alejandro Guerrero. As for the American band, “We played the same show [with Old Flings] in Montreal in 2014 at Pouzza Fest, as soon as the idea of the split came out I contacted them and they really liked it.”

The unique record contains four tracks, layered in English and Spanish, created by bands with similar sounds and a desire to spread awareness of new music from various countries.

4 Way Split can be downloaded for free on Bandcamp.

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