Against Me!’s upcoming tour with Joyce Manor has to be my most hotly anticipated tour of 2015 so far. The band haven’t toured since they released their incredible album Transgender Dysphoria Blues and it was probably the best album of last year. Their sold out show at The Corner Hotel has secured Ceres as supports and the Sunday June 7 gig has attracted new Poison City Records ensemble Pale Heads. Tickets still remain for that one, so jump to it. Now.
So Ryan Adams is heading here with his new band The Shining, but he also plans on doing a couple of solo shows while he’s in the hemisphere. He’s going to join Jenny Lewis for two shows only, one of which will be at The Forum on July 19. This will be incredible.
Gold Coast’s Prepared Like A Bride will tour down the east coast on a weeeee mini tour next month. Catch them at Bang! on Saturday May 30, or chuck an afternoon mosh at the all ages Wrangler show on Sunday May 31.
Owen is touring. Yes, he of American Football fame will perform just two shows in Australia, one of which will be at Northcote Social Club on Thursday July 9. Tickets are available now. Worth seeing. Do it.
New York hardcore kings Agnostic Front have launched a kickstarter to help finish their new documentary, the modestly titled, The Godfathers Of Hardcore. They’ve almost reached their $15,000 goal which will let them create a film about "two of the most respected men in underground music", Roger Miret and Vinnie Stigma. The top pledge of $2500 will buy you the credit of Executive Producer’ on the film… and a poster.
Clowns’ upcoming tour with Summer Blood will be a backbreaker for the road-weary punk rock warriors. They’ve toured relentlessly with American Sharks before running straight to the US for a stack of shows, and now this headlining tour is set to be bigger than their previous ones combined. See them play at CherryRock in May, then at The Loft with Max Goes To Hollywood (Friday May 15), or Bar 12 in Frankston with Cold Ground, Hungry Lungs, Jobstopper and Meat Bikini (Friday May 22), or at The Tote with Scalphunter and Uncle Geezer (Friday June 12), or at Karova Lounge with Wolfpack (Saturday June 13) OR at Musicman Megastore in Bendigo with Oh Pacific, Mudslide, Past Present (Friday June 26). Spoiled. For. Choice.
US band Circa Survive will tour this May with electronic trio PVRIS. The pair have only scheduled four Australian shows, two of which will go down at 170 Russell next month. See them on Thursday May 21 or Friday May 22. Both shows are overage. Sorry kids.