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Let It Happen Announce Fall Tour with Old Again and Bad Luck

Cincinnati rockers and members of the Invogue Records roster, Let It Happen, have announced a new fall tour set to begin October 19. The tour will attack the Eastern United States with 14 dates, spanning into early November and will feature support from Old Again and Bad Luck.

Let It Happen are fresh off a recent tour with Northbound, and are busy promoting their recent release Cause + Effect, which became available September 9. You can check out the full list of dates for the upcoming on the band’s Facebook page.…

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Icarus The Owl Announced as Special Guest on Blue Swan Records Tour

Moments ago, the post-hardcore community erupted with the exciting news that Icarus The Owl will be joining the Blue Swan Records Tour as the previously billed “Special Guest.” Despite predictions that the guest spot would eventually go to masters of mystery, Secret Band, the selection of Icarus The Owl is definitely fitting for the tour which will feature Hail The Sun and Stolas.

Both headliners are promoting upcoming full-length albums and are expected to be debuting some new material while on the 34-stop tour, sponsored by MerchNow, which will begin on September 3 in Bakersfield, CA. A full …

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Real Friends Announce Headlining Tour With Neck Deep, Cruel Hand, Have Mercy

Hot off of Warped Tour, Real Friends have announced a Fall headlining tour with three of Hopeless Records’ finest bands as support.

The band will be joined by pop-punk favorites Neck Deep, as well as the slightly out of place Cruel Hand and Have Mercy. For those unfamiliar, Cruel Hand are a hardcore band from Portland, Maine and Have Mercy are a midwest-style emo band from Maryland. If you make it out to one of these shows, make sure you get there early. Have Mercy are poised to explode in the next year with a new album on …

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Speedy Ortiz Unveil Video For “American Horror,” Extend Tour

Speedy Ortiz has kept busy since the internet at large took notice of them. Since the break of Major Arcana, the band has followed with the Real Hair EP earlier this year and the Adult Swim Singles Series submission “Bigger Party.”

The band has released a Peter Binswager-directed, Pitchfork-premiered video steeped with animation in the imagination. We’re taken on deep dives into the inner workings of band members’ brains, and things get weird pretty quickly.

This release was also accompanied by news of the band’s current tour being extended, with dates with Ex Hex Now stretching from …

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Brightside Announce Tour, Pre-Orders For ‘Now and Loud’

Pittsburgh, PA’s Brightside have announced a tour in support of their latest full-length Now and Loud as well as pre-orders for the 12″ to be released by Broken World Media.

The tour, which starts in Michigan and ends in Massachusetts, finds Brightside playing alongside Foxing, Old Gray, Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) and Loner Chic, among others.

Check out the tour dates and poster below. Now and Loud is currently available for streaming on Brightside’s Bandcamp and for pre-order from Broken World Media here. The Facebook event for the tour can be seen here along with …

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Charli XCX Announces North American Tour

Oh, Charli. The should-be pop star – for now only a “pop ingenue” or “pop singer” in articles – seems destined to only get tastes of the limelight while featuring on the hits of others. First came “I Love It,” which was fine – that song is fantastic, and Icona Pop is pretty great. The latest instance is more disappointing. She is by far the best part on the problematic summer hit “Fancy,” yet it’s Iggy Azalea who gets all the shine. I’m almost as bitter about this as “We Are Young” being Janelle Monáe’s biggest hit …

Judas Priest 2014

Judas Priest Will Tour The U.S. With Steel Panther This Fall

As Judas Priest prepare to release their 17th studio album Redeemer of Souls on July 8, the heavy metal icons have announced a fall U.S. tour to support the album. The tour kicks off on October 1 in Rochester, New York. Glam metal revivalists Steel Panther have been tapped to open all dates, though Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest still hasn’t confirmed a Steel Panther appearance at the festival, which Judas Priest headlines on November 7.

Redeemer of Souls marks the band’s first album without K.K. Downing, as the founding guitarist was replaced by Richie Faulkner in 2011. I’ve included …

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Run The Jewels To Hit The Road, El-P Promises More Dates To Be Announced

Run the Jewels, the much-loved power pairing of Killer Mike and El-P, have announced a number of tour dates. The duo saw a lot of success with last year’s lauded self-titled album and have recorded a follow-up, which is expected to drop this year.

The tour dates are largely western United States and Canada thus far, with the exception of two Chicago gigs (an opening spot for Wu-Tang and a set at Lollapalooza) and a stop in Texas for Fun Fun Fun Fest. Don’t get too down yet, east coasters: El-P has promised over on Facebook that …

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Against Me! Share NSFW “Drinking With The Jocks” Video, Announce Tour Dates

Against Me! have released a new, NSFW video for Transgender Dysphoria cut “Drinking With The Jocks.” One of the most furious, anxiety-ridden tracks on an album full of the stuff, the Steak Mtn.-directed video follows suit.

Chaotic and frenzied, disjointed and manic, the video is all shaky black and white images of body parts and snippets of lyrics. It’s a visual assault to match the aural one, Worth at least one watch, if not more, the clip is a purposefully difficult watch that conveys to viewers – or thrusts upon them – the physical and mental dysphoria and angst that …

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Propagandhi Announce Tour With RVIVR And War On Women

Canada’s friendliest bunch of furious old punks, Propagandhi, have announced a tour with RVIVR and War on Women, giving it the spectacularly and intentionally silly moniker “FAILED STATES – American Re-Assault Revisited (Again) Pt. 2 The Sequel.”

Besides being a trio of bands that are each pretty great at their brand of punk, all three also share a number of ideals. Propagandhi have built a career on fighting capitalism, religion, racism, sexism, homophobia and non-vegan diets. RVIVR’s stances on gender equality are one of the few bits of trivia on their Wikipedia page and often come up in …

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Foxing And The Hotelier Announce Co-Headlining Tour

Foxing, who released one of last year’s most heralded emo records, and The Hotelier, who released one of this year’s most heralded emo-ish records, are teaming up for a co-headlining, rising stars tour.

The 18-date tour is strictly eastern United States and Canada, hitting deep south, not-so-frozen north, and mopey midwest in late July and early August. Prawn will support on the first leg, with Little Big League tagging in for the second. Check out the dates below to see if the tour is coming to a city near you, so that you can go and blog about …

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The New Pornographers Announce New Album ‘Brill Bruisers’ With Title Track, Tour

After four years away, The New Pornographers have announced the follow-up to 2010′s Together. The album is Brill Busters, and it will be released by Matador Records on August 26.

Accompanying the album nis a single of the same name–a bright, boisterous, and confident rock song that earns its rainbow neon sign artwork. It certainly sells the new album’s narrative.

“This is a celebration record. After periods of difficulty, I am at a place where nothing in my life is dragging me down and the music reflects that,” reads A.C. Newman’s press release quote. “We wanted Xanadu and …