TOMMY STINSON’S COWBOYS IN THE CAMPFIRE ACOUSTIC DUO
KICKS OFF SECOND LEG OF ‘SOUTHERN DANDIES’ TOUR
PHOENIX SHOW OCTOBER 12 AT VALLEY BAR
Photo: Devvon Simpson
Earlier this summer, Chip “Sippy Fly” Roberts and Tommy Stinson toured as Cowboys In The Campfire to pass the time as they awaited the new Bash & Pop record. They had such a hoot that they’re heading back out this month, and coming to Phoenix on October 12th to play Valley Bar! They’re playing new songs, old songs, maybe even some make-em’-up-on-the-spot songs.
Watch ‘Bad News’ from first leg of Southern Dandies ‘ tour!
Finnish Metal Superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM will embark on a 21-date North American tour with special guests iconic black metal artist ABBATH, California-based metal act EXMORTUS, and Canada’s progressive metallers ONI!
This marks the bands second trek across North America in support of I Worship Chaos which was released last October via Nuclear Blast COB and Mikko Karmila, who worked with the band on their earlier albums Halo Of Blood, Hatebreeder, Follow The Reaper and Hate Crew Deathroll, produced the album. It was mixed and mastered at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland, while Finnish artist Tuomas Korpi created the artwork.
Houston’s award-winning 10-piece ensemble, The Suffers, have announced additional fall tour dates with special guests Jakübi! The tour will now run throughNovember 20th and hit 7 more cities across the US. Check out the full list of dates below! The band officially released their debut self-titled album on February 12th, which is now available on iTunes, Amazon & Spotify.Surrounding the release, The Suffers performed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and Jimmy Kimmel Live!
AJJ TO RELEASE SIXTH STUDIO ALBUM THE BIBLE 2 ON AUGUST 19
PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW AT THEBIBLE2.BUZZ
“GOODBYE, OH GOODBYE” VIDEO PREMIERE ON NOISEY
THREE ARIZONA SHOWS, 8/18 & 8/19 AT THE REBEL LOUNGE IN PHOENIX, 8/20 AT 191 TOOLE IN TUCSON
RECORD RELEASE SHOWS KICK OFF AUGUST 18; TICKETS GO ON SALE THIS FRIDAY
“Maniacally evocative” – The A.V. Club
“Just the right mixture of poetic wit and tongue-in-cheek humor” – Noisey
(JUNE 29, 2016) — It is with great pleasure, honor and excitement that we present to you The Bible 2, the righteous sixth studio album from Phoenix, AZ-based cult garbage pop veterans AJJ, coming out on August 19. Digital and physical pre-orders for this work of art are currently available at thebible2.buzz.
With only a microscopic budget and a violent urge to create the most amazing music video of all time, AJJ and director Joe Stakun immediately got to work. Visually stunning, remarkably clever, and miraculously filmed in just one take, the new music video for “Goodbye, Oh Goodbye” is currently available for viewing on Noisey: STUFF THIS UP YOUR BUTTS, OK GO: AJJ’S EPIC NEW VIDEO IS THE NEXT VIRAL HIT
To celebrate the release of The Bible 2, AJJ will embark on a short headlining run of shows throughout the Southwest. The record release tour includes two shows at Phoenix, AZ’s Rebel Lounge, a stop at Los Angeles’ stunning new Teragram Ballroom and more.
Thurs Aug 18 – Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge Fri Aug 19 – Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge Sat Aug 20 – Tucscon, AZ – 191 Toole Sun Aug 21 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom Mon Aug 22 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction Tues Aug 23 – Camarillo, CA – Rock City Studios
Weds Aug 24 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Grange Hall
For their sixth album, AJJ chose to reinforce their strengths and leave any limp frivolities behind. They reconvened with producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Xiu Xiu, Chelsea Wolfe), who oversaw 2014’s sonically expansive Christmas Island, but recorded and mixed the album in a mere nine days, having arranged most of the songs during tour sound checks and down-time in the van. This made for a confident stride into more elaborate arrangements and wider dynamics while staying just as dour. They also opted, amid some sensation, for the simplified band acronym (previously Andrew Jackson Jihad). Singer Sean Bonnette told The A.V. Club that, among many reasons, the change cleared a space for new imagery and allowed their music to define them, not their band name.
As a result, their new album, The Bible 2, is AJJ’s most ambitious and assured collection of scuzzy punk screeds, employing even more production heft while sparing none of the vulnerability. The album’s mantra is placed right at the center: “No More Shame, No More Fear, No More Dread.” The Bible 2 finds the band choosing intimacy over isolation, gravity over the vacuum, the stage instead of the scene. The album is also an examination of boyhood from an adult distance, putting some of its tumult and pain to rest. It’s also the most impressive work of Bonnette’s, who has honed his confessional lyrical prowess into a punk inflected mire of Trent Reznor’s unrestrained turmoil, Jamie Stewart’s profane gallows humor and a touch of David Berman’s surreal quotidian imagery.