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Excellent local band The Pretty Littles revealed the video for their single Man Baby last week, as well as sharing details of an upcoming mini-album. Gospel will be released on June 9, before the band go on tour with Ceres and Sincerely, Grizzly. There are two Melbourne shows scheduled, so make sure you get along to The Tote on June 27 or The Old Bar on July 25. If you want to see The Pretty Littles at their official Gospel launch then lock in The Workers Club show on July 31.
 
After the massive success of the last couple of Parkway Drive DVDs it’s kind of surprising that it took so long for Amity Affliction to follow suit with a film of their own. Seems Like Forever has been slated for release this July and will feature interviews with the band, management, label, booking agents and some ‘high profile’ Amity fans.
 
If winter was starting to feel a little cold then Rocky Votolato and Chuck Ragan are destined to warm us right up with their new split 10”, which is coming out on Side One Dummy Records next month. Kindred Spirit is going to cure what ails you.
 
Blueline Medic and Fear Like Us have booked in a bunch of rad shows this June as part of an informal (but very exciting) mini-tour. Can’t WAIT to see this one at The Rev on June 5. Local supports to be added to each show shortly.
 
A fantastic video popped up on our internets last week of Laura Jane Grace, Joan Jett and Miley Cyrus performing a Replacements song together. Feelings were mixed, emotions were high, cynicism was through the roof, but my gosh we enjoyed what we heard. The three sing a pretty little version of Androgynous as part of the promotion for Cyrus’ Happy Hippy Foundation (supporting homeless youth, LGBT youth and other vulnerable populations). Cyrus: 1, Us: 0.
 
After everyone went and got so excited about Gwar adding Kim Dylla’s Vulvatron to their lineup, the band has dropped Dylla in a not very nice public manner. The band announced that Dylla will no longer perform with them saying, “Kim did a great job, but we wanted to go a different direction with the Vulvatron character. No ill will, no drama.”. Dylla had other thoughts though when she posted, “It’s really nice when you find out important things from people you consider to be your friends from posts on the internet and messages from strangers. There is something called basic respect not existing in that modus of communication.” “Never get famous – it sucks,” she concluded.
 
Melbourne pop-punk staple The Playbook have released a new track and video with a new singer. Built To Break showcases the skills of new vocalist Laura D’Urbano. There’s a new album slated for release later this year. Exciting stuff.
 
The Bendigo Hotel has a Saturday absolutely packed with excellent local punk rock this week. From 2-6pm see Hostile Objects launch their new 7” Cave In on their first trip south of the border for over a year. Then stick around from 8pm-onwards to see Brissy’s Gifthorse play tracks from their new album Give My Body To This Town, with support from Union Pacific, Maricopa Wells and Tigers