Legendary Bay Area metallers, SKINLAB, have announced their first live dates of 2018, with the Brothers in Blood Tour featuring PISSING RAZORS and SHATTERED SUN. The short southwestern run will commence on January 25 in San Diego, wrapping on February 3 in Harlingen, Texas (full dates below).
With St. Patrick's Day coming up, it's pretty appropriate that Chicago's The Tossers have unleashed their latest music video, "Erin Go Bragh." The new single comes from Smash the Windows, their most recent album for Victory Records, just-released last week. Check it out below...
As I decided to resurrect my old "Random Rock" Column this week, I started looking at the news in my inbox and having flashbacks to a pre-email era. MELVINS... ALICE IN CHAINS... HARVEY DANGER... REVEREND HORTON HEAT? Was it 1997 again? I say that in jest, of course, since I love all of those bands.
Below, you'll find rapid-fire updates on those artists and more, right here on THE ROCK FATHER.
Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day, and like the Chicago River this weekend, it's time to break out the "green" for some shamrock-themed fun for the whole family. One oddity this year is that Addie's school is celebrating it as "Clover Day," which is a term I've not heard before. If they're trying to be "PC" by de-Sainting it, that strikes me as weird since Christmas and Hanukkah weren't renamed... even if you don't celebrate it, that doesn't change the name (maybe that's just me). Regardless, here's a few pieces of St. Paddy's Day fun...
On January 21, 2014, Chicago's Victory Records will release REV, the eleventh studio album from one of my favorite artists, the REVEREND HORTON HEAT. Today, pre-order packages for the new album and merch went live, and a video was released with an inside look at the Rev's Gretsch Signature Guitar. And while you can win one of the Rev's new Christmas Sweaters right here on The Rock Father, you can grab one of those at Victory, too if you're so inclined.
The Holiday Sweater. It's a timeless tradition, one whose popularity has only grown in recent years... moving beyond just properly woven seasonal garments, and into the realm of sweatshirts and t-shirts inspired by these hand-crafted American artisan treasures. A Holiday Sweatshirt is a great gift idea for any special someone in your life, and if that special someone enjoys a little ROCK, then chances are, the folks at Chicago's own Victory Records have just what you're looking for. This year, Victory has issued a limited-edition run of Holiday Sweatshirts and matching t-shirts featuring REVEREND HORTON HEAT, THE BUNNY THE BEAR, EMMURE, OTEP, CLOSE YOUR EYES, and TERROR, along with a matching Victory Records pair. In the spirit of giving, Victory Records has teamed-up with The Rock Father to get three lucky readers hooked-up with incredible prize packs from some of their favorite bands!