Interviews: Transistor Transistor document their hospital adventure for us

As you may recall, Transistor Transistor recently had to cancel a number of tour dates after one of their members contracted appendicitis. The band had originally planned to keep us posted with a diary of their wacky touring adventures, but the exploding internal organ problem led to them instead documenting their wacky hospital adventure.

So, without further ado.
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Scared of Chaka, Dillinger Four headline punk matinee at Forward Music Fest

Dillinger Four and Scared of Chaka will headline the Punk Showcase of the Forward Music Fest on Saturday, September 20th in Madison, Wisconsin. The venue is currently TBA, but will likely be one of the smaller all-ages venues downtown. From the Forward Music Fest website & a Isthmus Daily Page Forum poster:

Dillinger Four headlines the big all-ages punk rock Saturday matinee show at a venue Along with Dillinger 4, the event will include Things Fall Apart, Brutal Knights from Toronto, Star Fucking Hipsters the newest addition to the Fat Wreck Chords stable of punk rock powerhouses. It is a new band led by Sturgeon of NYC’s Leftover Crack and Chocking Victim. And finally a very special reunion set by Scared of Chaka from Albuquerque who broke up in 2001 and are picking Madison to play one of their four reunion shows in 2008.

Other acts include Neko Case, Bob Mould, Killdozer, the Detroit Cobras, and many other local acts.
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Randy updates on recording plans

Randy have posted a brief update on their plans for a new record:

Thank you all that came to the West coast riot show. It was superfun to play again and to meet up with some long lost friends. We actually played 1 new song and we have another one made as well. Both songs no longer than 2 minutes each. Thats the way we like it right? Hopefully we will make 14 more in the next couple of months and get in the studio to record them.

The band released Randy the Band in 2006.
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The Ramones: “Rocket to Russia” for two bucks

While we normally shy away from posting about sales, the combination of the album itself and the price makes this one worth mentioning. For today, Amazon is selling the digital version of the Ramones‘ classic Rocket to Russia for just $1.99.

Surprisingly, we don’t have a review of said album, so go buy it and write us a review.
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Gallows to hit the studio in September

Gallows have posted the first update on their recording plans. The band will be recording with GGGarth beginning in September.

So seeing as it feels like we released Orchestra Of Wolves back in the 19th century, we thought we’d give you a little update on what’s happening with the new record. We’ve been writing for the last few weeks and have about a dozen tracks that we feel could go on the album so far. BUT… we also plan to write a whole load more before we begin recording so this album is going to be all Killer no Filler.

Recording is scheduled to begin on September 1st with the producer GGGarth Richardson who’s worked with legendary bands like Rage Against The Machine, Melvins & Red Hot Chili Peppers. We’re really excited to begin recording and we hope to have the record released worldwide in February 2009. So it’s a little while off yet but will be worth the wait!!

The record will follow their successful debut, Orchestra of Wolves.
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