Soundtrax: Old Fashioned Punk-Rock

Soundtrax: Old Fashioned Punk-Rock by OurStage on Grooveshark

There’s nothing like a little old fashioned punk-rock to really get the blood flowing, am I right? It inspires raw emotion, feelings of pure chaos and undeniable passion. It harkens to the days when CBGB’s was an iconic rock club and not a high-end retailer. When the Chelsea Hotel housed artists of all kinds from Bob Dylan to Charles Bukowski, Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, and of course Sid Vicious.

I’ll tell you one thing. The Buzzcocks got it right when they sang “And although this may sound strange, my future and my past are presently disarranged” (a song coincidentally is on this playlist). Because right now, we’re taking you back to the ’70s, with a little dose of the ’80s, and present day for good measure. Rock on.

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Green Day '¡Dos!' Album Stream

For the past few months, and to be honest, their entire career, Green Day has dominated the spotlight. With Billie Joe Armstrong‘s iHeartRadio festival freak out, and the stream of ¡Uno!, it’s no surprise that ¡Dos! has been the talk of tabloids. After several song releases, Green Day have released a full stream of ¡Dos! via Rolling Stone.  The album won’t be out until Nov. 13, but you can stream it right now, right here.

If you like Green Day, check out OurStage artist Lugosi.

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Congratulations To "Rock Yourself To Sleep" Winners The Origin Animate and All As One!

It’s time to announce the next winners of our “Rock Yourself To Sleep” Competition!

Hailing from Akron, OH, our East winners are The Origin Animate. Their debut record Wonder & Wither was mastered by Kris Crummett of Interlace Audio who also happened to work with this tour’s headlining bands Dance Gavin Dance and A Lot Like birds. Needless to say, they are a perfect fit for this tour as they take the stage for all of the Eastern dates.

Our South winners are All As One from  Kingsport, TN. After only being a band for a year, these guys have already come a long way. Since their first show at the 2011 Vans Warped Tour, they’ve gone on to perform among some of the scene’s biggest acts including A Skylit Drive, Transit, Iwrestledabearonce, and more. They will be taking their big and brutal sound with them on all of the Southern dates of this tour.

So congratulations to both of these talented bands for making it onto the the Rock Yourself To Sleep Tour, opening for Dance Gavin Dance, A Lot Like Birds, I The Mighty, Hail The Sun, and The Orphan, The Poet. Check out their winning tracks below!

Green Day Release New Song, Cancel Remaining 2012 Tour Dates

Green Day have released an oddly appropriate new song from their upcoming ¡Dos! record just as they announce the cancellation of their remaining 2012 tour dates and the postponement of their 2013 tour dates. “Stop When The Red Lights Flash” combines a grimy guitar riff with tight vocal harmonies and Billie Joe Armstrong’s repeated shouts of “I’ll make you surrender.” Aptly enough, the band has been forced to capitulate to their frontman’s recent bout of substance abuse which resulted in a now“infamous onstage rant at the iHeartRadio Music Festival. Armstrong’s extended period in rehab has forced the band to cancel the entirety of their 2012 tour, which was due to start on September 26 and conclude on December 10. As the timeline for Armstrong’s recovery is uncertain, the band has also postponed their 2013 tour dates scheduled for January and February. But it’s not all bad news for Green Day fans. ¡Dos! will still be coming out on November 13, and the release date for ¡Tré!, the third album of their 2012 trilogy, has been moved up to December 11 “ a month before its originally scheduled due date of January 15, 2013. Listen to the new song below.

Green Day fans, check out OurStage punk band Lost In Society!


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Refused Announce End Of Reunion

That’s right folks. It was fun while it lasted, but the gentlemen in Refused have decided to call it quits again. I guess they just wanted one last taste of the punk rock lifestyle before returning to whatever adult life they live now. According to Pitchfork, the band’s final show will be in their homeland of Umeí¥, Sweden on December 15. Part of the announcement on their facebook page:

“And now it is coming to a close. It’s been kind to us. And that old punkrock golem ‘The shape of punk to come’ has done good. The hatchet is buried, 1998 is not such a terrible memory for us anymore. We’re going home. And we’re doing it in style.”

You can read the rest of the message here. Hopefully some of you got to see Refused this year. Looks like this may be the final goodbye… unless perhaps they decide to give it another go in 2025!

If you like Refused, then you might also like OurStage’s own Throw The Goat.

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My Chemical Romance Unleash 'Conventional Weapons'

My Chemical Romance are known for being chameleons of the modern rock scene. In the early 200’s, the band went from playing dingy clubs in New Jersey to donning military jackets in Pink Floyd-esque stadium shows known as The Black Parade. But before the release of their latest album, 2010’s Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys, MCR had recorded a very different batch of material, one that harkened back to the early days, and their aggressive punk rock roots.

The band will be releasing two of these tracks, collectively called Conventional Weapons, each month for five months. Listen to the first two songs, “Boy Division” and “Tomorrow’s Money,” below and pre-order the 7″ vinyls of all the songs here.

Fan of My Chemical Romance? Check out theatrical OurStage rock artists Avion Roe.

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