INSANE CLOWN POSSE Respond To ‘Killer Clown’ Hysteria

INSANE CLOWN POSSE Respond To ‘Killer Clown’ Hysteria

In the run up to Halloween, news headlines have been peppered with reports of ‘killer clowns’ creating mass hysteria over the last few weeks. Thankfully, seminal shock-rap collective Insane Clown Posse have spoken out against the recent ‘killer clown’ craze. Violent J, a sentient PSA about the dangers of methamphetamines one half of the popular rap-duo, penned an editorial for Time Magazine in regards to an ever-growing epidemic of clown sightings – arguing that the real killer clowns are actually politicians suppressing the rights of American citizens every day, in a move that surprised nobody. “These clowns threaten the very fabric on which our nation was supposedly founded upon – and for some fucking crazy-ass reason, they’re getting away with it,” Violent J, 44, wrote in a manner akin to my conspiracy theory-obsessed uncle’s various postings on social media. “From keystone-cop clowns shooting unarmed citizens to racist clowns burning down Islamic centers [sic] or clowns in the NSA spying on us through our cell phones and laptops, America has turned into something far more terrifying than Insane Clown Posse’s Dark Carnival. Even a scrub like me who dropped out of school in ninth grade can see what’s going on. Today’s reality is scarier than anything you’ll ever hear on one of our albums.” Mr J. continued to reiterate his stance, highlighting that their Juggalo fanbase have been specifically targeted by the FBI, whom categorised their fanbase as a gang under the National Gang Threat Assesment list in 2011. “Recently, there was a probation officer who was let go for being identified as a Juggalo, and her employer had no...
Interview: Kevin Skaff (A DAY TO REMEMBER)

Interview: Kevin Skaff (A DAY TO REMEMBER)

Industry juggernauts A Day To Remember have been a mainstay in heavy music for the better part of a decade, with 2009’s Homesick firmly establishing them as a pillar in the alternative scene and industry as a whole. Having spent the last three years touring relentlessly around the globe since the release of their critically acclaimed Common Courtesy in 2013, the Floridian five-piece is set to hit our shores later this year for their next Australian tour, supporting their latest effort Bad Vibrations, released earlier this month via Epitaph Records. On the eve of the album’s release, I spoke with guitarist Kevin Skaff and discussed the production of the new record, their band’s momentum, and status within the industry and, most importantly, how good burritos at Guzman Y Gomez are. Hey there Kevin! How are we going today? I’m good man! Yourself? Not too bad at all! So! Firstly, you guys have been a staple in the industry for as long as I can remember, and you still have that drive that a lot of other artists begin to lose. How do you keep that momentum? I don’t know man, I really don’t know [laughs]. That’s a good question. We just are who we are and we really don’t let a lot of outside influences change us at all. We don’t the influences change who we are as people or what we like, and without those influences, nothing stops us from losing that drive to keep doing what we do in the way that we want to do it. We just play the music that we fucking love, and...
Brand New Release New Song

Brand New Release New Song

Emo legends BRAND NEW have released their latest single entitled ‘Out Of Range’ via Procarastinate! music, releasing the track both on vinyl and through digital release. This is the fourth stand-alone single the renowned group has released in a slow roll out of their latest work over the last year, with the new singles to be possibly slated for release on their forthcoming follow up to 2009’s Daisy. Currently the group have released this collection of tracks individually on vinyl and digitally. RELATED: BRAND NEW Sort Of Announce Break-Up With A Snazzy T-Shirt The renowned Long Island sadboys have been cryptic in sharing the future of their group with their fans, with rumours persisting that their next record will be their final entry after frontman Jesse Lacey told fans at a show in Nashville last year that Brand New “isn’t going to last much longer”. The legitimacy of these rumours were further reinforced upon the release of a t-shirt in early June that suggested the band will cease to be in 2018. Watch: Brand New – Out Of Range. Available now at...
CITIZEN Announce Australian Tour

CITIZEN Announce Australian Tour

Dust off the five panel cap, wash your khaki shorts and make sure to send emotionally anguished texts to your ex-girlfriend from a number she hasn’t blocked yet – Citizen is coming to town. The Ohio-based alternative rock outfit will be once again gracing our shores come this November, in support of their sophomore effort Everybody is Going to Heaven, which was released last year to critical acclaim. With their 2013 debut Youth introducing the music world to the group’s unique blend of alternative rock and pop-punk, the band saw their first headlining Australian tour in April of last year. Having now seen their latest effort chart in the Billboard 200 upon its release whilst selling more than 20,000 copies to date, their live performance will define Citizen as a group that seeks to convey themselves sonically and artistically as individuals with purpose. Tickets go on sale Friday 22 July at 9AM AEST. CITIZEN AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2016 THURSDAY 10 NOVEMBER – FACTORY THEATRE, SYDNEY (LIC/ALL AGES) FRIDAY 11 NOVEMBER – THE ZOO, BRISBANE (18+) SATURDAY 12 NOVEMBER – CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE (18+) SUNDAY 13 NOVEMBER – ARROW ON SWANSTON, MELBOURNE (ALL...
THE WIGGLES Announce Melbourne Show

THE WIGGLES Announce Melbourne Show

Get ready to wiggle guys, the multi-coloured skivvied lads in The Wiggles are making a trek down to the garden state to play an adults only pub show, set to feature all of their greatest hits. The show will take place on Friday, September 9th at a currently undisclosed venue, with all profits from gig to be donated to Australia’s Soldier On foundation, which helps physically and physiologically wounded men and women returning from active service. Blue Wiggle Anthony Field – also known as the Axl Rose of the group, being the only original member left in the current lineup of the band – was joined onstage by his former bandmates Murray Cook, Greg Page, and Jeff Fatt for the first time in around four years for the 18+ gig at Sydney’s Dee Why RSL back in February, with the success of their set boasting scenes of kids in their mid 20’s finding their inner-child by haphazardly performing the complete choreography to classics such as ‘Fruit Salad’. This is not a drill…… Over 18s reunion gig with the OG crew coming at you Melbourne! September 9th and tickets on sale July 15th- venue to be revealed next week! And proceeds go to @soldieronaust YES! 🌟#TheWiggles #Reunion A photo posted by @thewiggles on Jul 8, 2016 at 4:55am PDT So grab your mates, get the parents to drop you off like old times, and make sure to top up the red cordial with a little Smirnoff Melburnians! But make sure to get tickets quickly; they will undoubtedly sell out...
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