Motion City Soundtrack say goodbye; final shows coming this year

Motion City Soundtrack have announced an indefinite hiatus, stating on their website, “we have no idea what the future holds, but for now we are done.” The band has had a long and successful career, releasing such much-loved albums as I Am The Movie and Commit This To Memory. I, for one, distinctly remember loving […]

Members of Darkside, The Antlers, Real Estate, More to Play Glasslands Farewell Show

New York City’s DIY venues are slowly closing up. 285 Kent is deceased, Death by Audio is now done, and in a little over a month, Glasslands will be as well. The venue will be putting on several exceptional final shows before they close their doors. Today, they announced a big holiday party that will […]

Bane Release Trailer for Final Album, ‘Don’t Wait Up’

Boston hardcore legends Bane released a trailer today for their upcoming album, Don’t Wait Up. The trailer, at least to longtime fans of the band, is very emotional, as they chronicle what it was like putting together their final album before they call it quits. Bane is one of the most influential modern hardcore bands in […]

REVIEW: EdTang & The Chops – ‘Goodbye, Zen5, Sushi Dinner’

Artist: EdTang & The Chops Album: Goodbye, Zen5, Sushi Dinner Genre: Folk, Americana, Punk RIYL: Frank Turner, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan New Jersey’s EdTang & The Chops released their newest album, Goodbye, Zen5, Sushi Dinner, the moment this year began. Taking a much different direction than they had on their previous release, Songs From Under […]

The Air I Breathe Announce Final Tour

New Jersey metal band The Air I Breathe are entering their last days. So many bands fell by the wayside in 2012; hopefully, 2013 will keep the farewells to a minimum. That said, The Air I Breathe’s goodbye tour will feature support from For All I Am, Famous Last Words, and For Sirens & Sailors. […]

Refused Announce Last Gig Ever.

When punk band Refused first got back together, no one could have expected the reunion would last. Other than the fact that after their demise they made a documentary on the turmoil that made them break up with the appropriate name of Refused Are Fucking Dead, the band’s whole belief was strongly anti-capitalism – so […]

Joseph Marro Leaves Hellogoodbye

Joseph Marro (keyboard/guitar) has revealed that he is leaving Hellogoodbye and focusing more on his other band, The Early November. Please take a moment to read his statement and give UTG your thoughts on this situation by commenting. “Every once and a while I’ll read a post on Absolute Punk about The Early November or […]

Handguns lose vocalist, record final acoustic video

Handguns have announced they are parting way, mutually, with vocalist Taylor Eby. To announce this change and say goodbye, the band recorded the following video, which features a song originally planned for their full length. If you didn’t have time for the video, the band and Taylor are parting mutually (though the band seems to […]

Lydia release “I’ve Never Seen A Witch” video

Check out what may be Lydia’s final music video ever after the jump!