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Riot Fest Chicago 2015 Lineup Revealed

Christmas has moved from December to May this year, and tonight is the night Santa gives us all the one thing we have been demanding: The lineups for Riot Fest 2015. The final lineup to be revealed tonight, May 27, was for the Chicago event, which takes place Sept. 11-13. Additional bands and details will be revealed […]

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The Ataris Release Free Album In Honor Of Record Store Day

In honor of this year’s Record Store Day, The Ataris released a seventeen-track album consisting of new songs, b-sides and demos. If that wasn’t exciting enough, the entire album is avaialble to download for free via the band’s Bandcamp. If you want to check it out first, it’s available to stream below. Last year the […]

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WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 4/6-4/12

Welcome back to Weekly Wax! It’s a bit of a light week, since everyone is gearing up for Record Store Day, which takes place next Saturday, April 19. The official list of RSD exclusive releases is available right here. What are you planning on picking up? With that said, there are still quite a few […]

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The Ataris Hoping To Release New Music This Year

In a recent interview with Chicagoist, Ataris frontman Kris Roe announced that the Indiana-based quartet is hoping to release a new album by the end of the year. C: How do feel about the future of The Ataris? I know there have been a lot of setbacks and lineup changes over the years. KRISTOPHER ROE: Honestly, […]

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WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 2/2-2/8

It was a banner week for pop punk vinyl, and we’ve got all the details here at Weekly Wax. There were new editions of some classics, with a reissue campaign underway for The Ataris in conjunction with their upcoming So Long, Astoria tour, another entry in Adeline Records‘ series of Green Day repressings, and new […]

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WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 12/15-12/21

It’s a well-known feeling among vinyl collectors: Just when you thought all of your Christmas shopping was done and all your loose ends were wrapped up for the year, a new pre-order pops up that you just have to grab. A lot of people were probably feeling that this week with the reissues of scene […]

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Album Stream: The Ataris – ‘So Long, Astoria’ (COMPLETE DEMOS)

Kris Roe may have had his problems in recent years, but he is on a roll right now with surprises, and early this morning he and the rest of The Ataris surprised fans everywhere with a very special rarities release. Just a day after announcing plans to embark on a reunion tour, The Ataris lineup […]

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The Ataris Announce ‘So Long, Astoria’ Tour Dates, Reunion Documentary

Over the past couple days, we’ve reported that Kris Roe of The Ataris has reunited with the group’s So Long, Astoria-era lineup and that the band is planning a full album tour. Dates have now been announced for the tour, which will take place in March of next year and include support from Authority Zero, […]

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The Ataris Announce ‘So Long, Astoria’ Full Album Tour

It looks like our speculation was right. After posting pictures on Facebook of the So Long, Astoria lineup of the band, The Ataris have announced that they will be performing the whole album on tour. No dates or timeframe have been announced, but the band has confirmed that they will be taking out Authority Zero, […]

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Kris Roe Reunites With The Ataris ‘So Long, Astoria’ Lineup

It is becoming increasingly difficult to follow the ups and downs of Kris Roe, frontman of The Ataris. He’s had a number of problems with bandmates over the years, including his famous TMZ-covered ‘drum throwing‘ incident in New Jersey and, more recently, the time he left bandmates stranded in Australia with no assistance in getting […]

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The Ataris Cancel Australian Tour Due To A Member’s Fear Of Flying

I think if you have a severe fear of flying, that you choose a career that doesn’t have you on an airplane regularly? In the case of The Ataris, the vocalist, Kristopher Roe, has a fear of flying. He was supposed to fly out to Australia from LAX to meet up with the rest of […]

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STREAM/DOWNLOAD: Two New Songs by The Ataris

The Ataris announced earlier today that they’ve released two new tracks on their BandCamp page. The songs are from the band’s forthcoming album, The Graveyard of The Atlantic. Following the band’s more recent catastrophe featuring lead singer, Kris Roe, hurling drums at their now former drummer in Asbury Park, NJ, one has to wonder whether or […]