Monday, June 25, 2007

Shows this week: 108 * Man Man * Ronen Kauffman and more!

This week we have three extremely rare, very exciting shows to highlight, including a visit from one of hardcore music's most influential bands, the reunion of two of the area's most important punk rock bands of the 90's, and a massive show from a local favorite. Once again, if you're living in NYC, this is your lucky week.


Saturday, June 30th - Ronen Kauffman Book Release (featuring the reunion of the Degenerics and Rock,star - w/ Gaslight Anthem) @ the Court Tavern in New Brunswick, NJ
On July 10th, Ronen Kauffman will release his debut book, "New Brunswick, New Jersey, Goodbye - Bands, Dirty Basements, and the Search for Self" via Hopeless Records. To celebrate this groundbreaking achievement, Kauffman will be hosting a party (selling and signing his new book) featuring performances from two of New Jersey's (and the East Coast's) most loved punk bands, THE DEGENERICS and ROCK,STAR (featuring members of Worthless United / The Ratchets / River City Rebels / Stormshadow). The two legends in their own right will be joined by another of Jersey's most recent up and comers, GASLIGHT ANTHEM (you can catch them on the road later this summer w/ Against Me!).

Sunday, July 1 - Man Man @ McCarren Park Pool in Brooklyn (2pm - FREE!)
That's right! Philly's most loved band of beautiful humans are bringing their show to the masses for an amazing free show @ Brooklyn's McCarren Park Pool this Sunday. After their recent US tour w/ Modest Mouse, and w/ some huge surprises around the corner, now is the chance to see Man Man at a truly climactic point of their career. Always an amazing emotional and entertaining experience, this critically acclaimed crew bring their "gypsy-art-punk" to one of the area's most exciting venues, w/ special guests Dengue Fever and Illinois! *

Sunday, July 1st - 108 @ The Knitting Factory in NYC (6:30pm)
After seeing a free Man Man show, what could possibly be better than witnessing one of the most influential and important bands in hardcore and heavy music. 108 has meant a lot of things to a lot of people over the past 14 years, but the initial announcement of the band’s arrival on the punk scene in the fall of 1992 remains the most apt description of its guiding spirit. In the 4 years following its formation, 108 constantly toured the US and Europe, releasing 3 extremely popular studio LP's, an EP, a live LP, and various songs on different compilations. When the guitar player decided to intensify his studies in Hinduism in 1996, 108 disbanded. After reuniting in 2005 for one-off special appearances, the band emerges once again to release their heaviest album to date, out tomorrow courtesy of Deathwish Records, entitled "A New Beat From A Dead Heart." Bear witness to the sick mosh and one of the craziest live shows you'll ever be a part of.

also this week!


Fri Jun 29 2007 Significant Fest @ 688 (Clearwater, FL) Clearwater, Florida
Sat Jun 30 2007 Roller Kingdom (Hudson, MA) Hudson, Massachusetts
Sun Jul 1 2007 The Knitting Factory New York, New York


Tue Jun 26 2007 Xcel Energy Center St. Paul, Minnesota
Wed Jun 27 2007 Sears Center Chicago, Illinois
Fri Jun 29 2007 US Bank Arena Cincinnati, Ohio
Sun Jul 1 2007 Chevrolet Centre Youngstown, Ohio

DALEK (Europe)

Wed Jun 27 2007 La Cartonnerie Reims
Thu Jun 28 2007 L'astrolab Orleans
Fri Jun 29 2007 Eurockeennes Belfort
Sat Jun 30 2007 Furia Sound Festival Cergy


Mon June 25 New Orleans Louisiana @ McWilliams Hall in Tulane
Tue June 26 Austin Texas @ Emos
Wed June 27 Las Cruces New Mexico @ The Farm 500 Belen
Thu June 28 Phoenix Arizona @ The Phix 1113 NW Grand Ave. 85007 w/ THINK FAST
Fri June 29 Los Angeles California @ 1269 E 6th
Sat June 30 Berkely California @ 924 Gilman
Sun July 1 Long Beach tba


Mon Jun 25 2007 Headliners Columbia, South Carolina
Tue Jun 26 2007 The BackBooth Orlando, Florida w/ Elf Power
Wed Jun 27 2007 Studio A Miami, Florida w/ Elf Power
Thu Jun 28 2007 Orpheum Tampa, Florida w/ Elf Power
Fri Jun 29 2007 40 Watt Club Athens, Georgia
Sun Jul 1 2007 McCarren Park Pool Party! Brooklyn, New York w/ Illinois and Dengue Fever

O'DEATH (Europe)

Tue Jun 26 2007 Barfly Cardiff, Wales
Wed Jun 27 2007 Barfly London, England
Thu Jun 28 2007 Accelerator Festival Göteborg, Sweden
Fri Jun 29 2007 Accelerator Festival Stochholm, Sweden
Sat Jun 30 2007 Spasibar Oslo, Norway

THE FLESH (Europe)

Mon Jun 25 2007 Le Flech D'Or Paris
Tue Jun 26 2007 VK w/ The Gossip Bruxelles
Wed Jun 27 2007 Melkweg w/ The Gossip Amsterdam