POZ Gallery: Bad Religion True North Tour
Features: Bad Religion, The Bronx, Polar Bear Club
Location: Roseland Theater - Portland, OR
Photos By: Randi Newport
POZ Gallery: Bad Religion True North Tour
Against Me! Pull Out Of Bad Religion, Polar Bear Club Tour
blink-182 have confirmed that Travis Barker will not be joining the band in Australia after all due to fear of flying from his 2008 plane crash. Brooks Wackerman (Bad Religion, Tenacious D) will be replacing Barker due to the band refusing to cancel their tour. Check out a message from blink below by clicking “Read More.”
- Warped Tour announced its next seven bands.
- For Today’s guitarist quit the band after homophobic comments.
- The Story So Far announced their new album.
- The Wonder Years finished pre-production for their next record.
- Circa Survive, Minus The Bear, and Now, Now announced a tour together.
- As Tall As Lions are teasing their fans from the dead.
- Sparta are recording a new album.
- The Republic Of Wolves will be releasing a new record in 2013.
- Misser began recording their new EP.
- Cinematic Sunrise have new music in the works.
- Punk Rock Bowling’s 2013 lineup was announced.
- Senses Fail announced their new album for a March release.
- Kevin Devine launched a Kickstarter and funded his next two LPs.
- Bring Me The Horizon lost guitarist Jona Weinhofen.
- Chunk, Handguns, and State Champs announced a tour together.
- D.R.U.G.S. is not 100% dead.
- Saosin have news coming.
- Bad Religion will be taking Against Me! and Polar Bear Club out on tour.
- Streetlight Manifesto’s new album is done, but has no release date.
- Senses Fail are touring with Such Gold and Real Friends.
- Max Bemis is writing a comic book.
- Transit’s new record is complete.
- Chiodos have made Thomas Erak an official member of the band.
- Paramore revealed the track listing for their self-titled album.
It’s been a long, long time since there’s been this much excitement about an album before its release. The last album that had this kind of build up from a band not blink-sized may have been The Wonder Years’ Suburbia. If this record is anywhere near as good as their debut, the band will be skyrocketing to levels our scene hasn’t seen in years for a pop-punk band.
If you peruse blink-182’s Rdio page, you’ll notice that the label listed for the release of dogs eating dogs is Viking Wizard Eyes. Ever heard of that label before? No, of course not. But it does happen to be a reference that diehard blink fans will find humor in from the Enema Of The State days. Do you think the name is just a place holder they told digital services to use, or do you think all of the band’s future releases will be coming out under Viking Wizard eyes as well?
Fans seem to be quite confused about the inner-workings of Streetlight Manifesto. Pushing an album back a few months didn’t turn out to be a huge ordeal after a very successful fall tour, but the band’s update doesn’t quite reassure fans at all. It’s mastered? Great. Has Victory Records given it a release date? No. Wait, Victory Records is still involved? Streetlight will most likely not be releasing an album until March or April at this point.
Mars Hill is the church that Dustin Kensrue of Thrice calls home. When you step back to look at this announcement it’s a little less surprising, but Thrice fans seem to becoming more and more turned off by the beliefs of the church Kensrue is involved with.
This comes following yesterday’s quiet lineup change announcement. Jona’s tweets are just as mysterious as the band’s, but it looks like there’s more to the story that BMTH is trying to keep under covers.
An interesting signing for Run For Cover. Cloakroom’s first song sounds good, but it may be a record that needs to be listened to in full to get a better sense of appreciation rather than just listening to single streams.
This Century are still slowly growing after sporadic tours and releases, and they’re trying something a little different with a StageIt Tour to match timezones for fans in several different countries.
The last EP was a good one. Lets hope the next Cartel release is even better.
Lasorda is a new project featuring members of The Get Up Kids, fun., Kevin Devine & The Goddamn Band, and many others. The band are releasing their debut record tomorrow via Clifton Motel and it can be picked up here.
In this week’s feature, Nate Harold of the band dives into one of his favorite bands, Bad Religion. Nate discusses his musical upbringing and how his life slowly, yet quickly, began to shift as he discovered bands like Bad Religion, among many other things. Listen to songs by Bad Religion here and check out what Nate had to say about one of his biggest influences below!
From Nate Harold of Lasorda:
I grew up on an operating cattle ranch/farm in the barren tundra of Western Kansas. My parents were and are still progressive for where they live and when I was young they took the splurge into the then wild and untamed world of satellite television. We could pick up live feeds of CBS Evening News and the like and also a litany of Canadian broadcasting which led to 2 very important discoveries for my young, moldable brain: Kids In The Hall and Much Music. While everyone in my school (all 100 other kids, K-12) were blasting Garth Brooks and George Strait tapes after football practice, I saw the first video that really affected me. Pearl Jam’s Alive was the craziest most interesting thing I had ever heard and I can remember the pre-dawn morning when I first saw it, sitting in the living room while my dad made breakfast.
This was a vital discovery not just necessarily for the music of that band but the gateway it shortly opened. I soon began subscribing to Rolling Stone and Spin and became obsessed with what was, to me, an insanely underground music scene, since I was the only person I knew (besides my parents) that listened to rock and roll. Not long after I somehow got tickets to the Vitalogy tour AKA the non-Ticketmaster debacle of 1994. Given my obsession with Eddie Vedder and the band, I immediately looked up the opening band, someone called Bad Religion. I learned everything I could about them on the infant dialup internet and discovered one of their members had played in a band called Minor Threat which coincided with Vedders t-shirt on one of my many posters.