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With a New Album, the Menzingers Headline Webster Hall Tonight

May 30th, 2014

Before relocating to Philadelphia, Greg Barnett (guitar and vocals), Tom May (guitar and vocals), Eric Keen (bass) and Joe Godino (drums) first teamed up to form the punk-inflected quartet the Menzingers in Scranton, Pa. Their debut full-length, A Lesson in the Abuse of Information Technology (stream it below) arrived in 2007. And despite the proliferation of pop-punk bands at that time, AllMusic said, “The Menzingers sound gratifyingly unique amongst the increasingly cookie-cutter pop-punk acts, if only because their influences reach beyond Dookie.” In the seven years since, the four-piece has continued plugging away, recording and touring. Their fourth studio album, Rented World (stream it below), came out about five weeks ago. And the good people at AllMusic were again fans: “There’s a contemplative aura surrounding the songs that shows all of the hallmarks of a band growing into more nuanced and capable songwriters, and as they leave their brash beginnings further behind them, it’ll be interesting to see what their next destination is.” Of course, another album means the Menzingers (above, their video for “I Don’t Wanna Be an Asshole Anymore”) are back out on the road with a brand new tour, which brings them to New York City tonight to headline Webster Hall. And as an added bonus, Lemuria, Pup and Cayetana are also on the bill.

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Two Nights of Don Giovanni Records Showcase in Williamsburg

February 8th, 2013

Joseph Steinhardt and Zach Gajewski were attending a Boston college when they founded Don Giovanni Records in 2004. The idea was to put out hardcore music they liked, with a specialization, according to Steinhardt, in “releasing music from New Brunswick, N.J., and the surrounding area (including Brooklyn and New York City), and attempting to level the playing field between those bands and bands on larger labels.” But these guys don’t just put out music—they also bring it to you. And this weekend, they’re bringing you plenty over two nights at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tonight, Laura Stevenson (above, playing “Master of Art”) headlines alongside Jeffrey Lewis, Waxahatchee, Lemuria and Hilly Eye. And tomorrow you can see another packed lineup with Screaming Females, Black Wine, Stormshadow, Home Blitz and Shellshag.

 

 

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Don Giovanni Records Showcase on Saturday

February 10th, 2011


Joseph Steinhardt and Zach Gajewski founded Don Giovanni Records in 2004 intent to put out the hardcore music they liked, specializing, according to Steinhardt, in “releasing music from New Brunswick, N.J., and the surrounding area, and attempting to level the playing field between those bands and bands on larger labels.” But these guys don’t just put out music—they also bring it to you. In this case that means Screaming Females (above, performing “Fun”), Laura Stevenson and the Cans, Shellshag, Lemuria and Byrds of Paradise will all play Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday. Five bands in one night. Don’t miss it.