“OFFICIAL: March 1st, the Bush League Discography is being released digitally on Little Heart Records. We are super excited to make sure these out-of-print records are going to stay available. More details to come. They will be available from all major digital stores in just ten days!!!”
Greetings everyone, it’s been a while since a Coliseum update, mainly because we’ve been busy preparing new releases, writing new music, and planning for upcoming tours. I’ll try to keep it brief – but there’s a lot of cool stuff happening that we’re very excited about!
LOUISVILLE SHOW TONIGHT:
First off – If you’re in the Louisville area, we’re playing tonight at the Magnolia Bar & Grill (aka Mag Bar) with Sweet Cobra and Prideswallower, doors are at 9pm and the show is 21 and up. Mag Bar is at 1398 South 2nd Street (2nd & Magnolia) in Louisville.
EUROPEAN TOUR with RISE AGAINST in March:
Rise Against graciously invited us to join them for a couple of weeks of dates in Europe and we gladly accepted. It’s great to be heading right back over after our incredible recent European tour in November/December and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone again and playing in front of a lot of new faces. We’ll be doing headlining shows around the Rise Against dates, so check all of the dates below.
Thanks to Ear X-Tacy, the Louisville Hardcore.com shirts that have been collecting dust in my closet are once again available. $10 plus sales tax will net you either a navy shirt with yellow print or a beige shirt with brown print. I hate selling shit, so I’m glad they’re willing to do it. The shirts were printed by Jamie at Skull Alley last year.
(Note: These are not actual shots of the shirts, but close approximations)
Black God have announced that their first release will be a 7″ coming out on Florida’s No Idea records. Look for it in a couple of months.
Another Mistake is almost sold out of their limited sweat shirts, grab one quick or buy a shirt. I hear they have some more songs recorded than what was on the cassette so hopefully there’s a new release in the works.
Bush League is writing new material and setting up new shows. They have one at Cahoots on February 12th with The Revenants, ZCFOS, and the newly-returning HOOKERS. Then there is a show in March trying to match up “old dude” bands with “young dude” bands. The New Mexico, Picked Clean (IN), No Class (?), Vaderbomb, and Damaged Goods will alo play that one.
As you may have heard, the Louisville Hardcore compilation that Living Touch records was working on hasn’t panned out as announced, but there is another comp in the works that will likely end up with those songs. Currently the plan is to get the comp songs together ASAP and possibly pair it with a zine and Slamdek-style “Guide To Louisville” just in time for Krazy Fest. If you want more info or want to submit a song, please hit up louisvillehxc[a]gmail.com and check out more info in the forums thread about it.
In venue related news, there’s a couple of awesome places being looked at soon that may house another place of our own. If it works out, expect the foot clan HQ from the live action ninja turtles movies. It’ll be rad. There’s talk of a bit of a collective more in the vein of Gilman St. than the old Brycc House, but we’ll see what happens. Just mentioning it so those behind it will feel a push.
Trophy Wives have announced their new 13-song CD/LP entitled “Old Scratch” that will be out on July 26th on Latest Flame Records from Chicago. For a sneak preview, hit up their bandcamp page.
Several people’s favorite podcast The Argument is going to make a comeback in the near future. Three episodes were recorded yesterday, with plans for more soon. Joining Syd and Jonah this time are Adam Rains and Sean Roberts providing musical selections and Trip Barriger as recording engineer. They’re trying to build up a backlog before setting a release schedule. When it’s ready, it’ll be announced here as well as linked up on the main LHxC site as before. Hopefully this city gets some music podcasts going soon (if it has shit now, I just don’t know about it). Though there is the Little Heart Records’ Talk Hard podcast that is more just about random shit than Louisville music (just as the Argument is).
Young Widows have released a track from their upcoming record entitled “In and Out of Youth and Lightness“. The track is called “Future Heart” and is available from Stereogum. The record will be out on April 11th on Temporary Residence.
Xerxes is recording starting today. Their “Twins” 7″ made PunkNews.com’s list of favorite 7″s of 2010 – at number 20! I don’t know what they’re doing with the new recordings, but you can bet they aren’t going to bury them in an old fallout shelter in Nebraska. Here’s a link to a video of a set they played in a kitchen last weekend – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDDdJmjisPM
Frontier(s) is currently in Europe on a tour that sounds like it’s going pretty well. Word is that they’ll be playing a bit more once they get back to the States, so expect a show or two in Louisville to be announced in the near future.
Edit: Rattletooth is still around and is just about to release a split 7″ with Everything Went Black. There are preorders and even a free download of the record available from the label – I Hate Punk Rock. The official street date is February 8th, 2011. Rattletooth will apparently be touring in March in support of the record.
And from Will Allard: “New band (members of Mountain Asleep, XERXES, Black Teeth (IL), Prideswallower, Lay Down and Die, Ben Sollee, etc) recordings to be announced in February. Stay tuned.”
Oh, and there’s a new Lay Down And Die record in the works.
If you haven’t heard yet, Ear X-Tacy has started a new event series called “After Dark”. The series is looking to help promote local punk, hardcore, metal, and hip-hop acts that the general public hasn’t become familiar with.
First up: VADERBOMB and BLACK GOD will be taking to the Ear X-Tacy stage. This one is sure to be a rager and a damn good way to start off the series. Come one, come all – 8pm at Ear X-Tacy (2226 Bardstown Road Louisville, KY 40205) – FB Event.
Vaderbomb is so stoked on this event that they’ve released a video challenge and declare themselves to be the likely champions.