Livestream Preview: The Distillers @ Veeps, 12/18/20

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The Distillers (Photo courtesy Cosa Nostra PR)

Legendary LA punk quartet The Distillers announce that they will spread holiday cheer across the land with their aptly named The Distillers Very Special Christmas Special, Baby It’s Covid Outside global streaming event via Veeps on Friday, Dec. 18.

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Livestream Preview: Parquet Courts @ Noon Chorus, 12/10/20

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Parquet Courts (Photo by Vince McClellan)

“Ten years ago, our adventure began by playing our first show to virtually no one, and to celebrate we’ve decided to play a show to everyone, virtually,” said Parquet Courts.

Catch the New York City punk quartet in a livestream from Brooklyn’s Pioneer Works via Noon Chorus on Thursday, Dec. 10, to celebrate with the band!

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Song of the Day: “The Fleas” by Frank Turner and Jon Snodgrass

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Frank Turner and Jon Snodgrass (Photo courtesy of Xtra Mile Recordings)

Xtra Mile Recordings and songwriters Frank Turner and Jon Snodgrass are excited to present “The Fleas,” the latest track to be lifted from the Friday, Nov. 13 release of the duo’s new collaborative album, Buddies II: Still Buddies.

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Live Review: The Front Bottoms @ Frederick Fairgrounds — 10/28/20

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The Front Bottoms shake and rattle at the Frederick Fairgrounds on Oct. 28, 2020. (Photo by David LaMason)

As a fan of live music, going from seeing a show at least twice weekly to no shows at all for about eight months has been rough, but it’s nothing compared to what venues and artists have gone through in that time. It’s been a year of live-streaming, fundraisers, and trying to find new ways of keeping the making of music and the creation of these unique communal experiences alive through these difficult times.

One of those ways that have emerged in recent months is the advent of drive-in concerts.

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Preview: The Front Bottoms @ Frederick Fairgrounds, 10/28/20

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The Front Bottoms (Photo courtesy Baltimore Soundstage)

In August, The Front Bottoms released In Sickness & In Flames, the band’s fifth full-length studio album. Now, guitarist Brian Sella and drummer Mat Uychich are playing socially distanced drive-in shows, with a date at the Frederick Fairgrounds on Wednesday, Oct. 28, presented by Baltimore Soundstage!

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Song of the Day: “Keep ‘Em Alive” by The Damned

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The Damned (Photo courtesy Freeman Promotions)

In 1980 and 1981, The Damned went to Rockfield for a series of sessions that eventually became The Black Album, The Friday 13th EP, and Strawberries. Their time there produced some of The Damned’s greatest musical moments and memorable stories of horses, cows, vampires, rifles, and Lemmy.

In 2019, The Damned returned to Rockfield studios to record the first new music since 2018’s Top 10 Evil Spirits album. “Keep ‘Em Alive” is the first single from that effort.

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