Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Lagwagon Tour Dates

Great news, Lagwagon are on tour soon!

Here are the dates;

05.01. UK London – Mean Fiddler
06.01. B Antwerp – Hof Ter Loo
07.01. NL Amsterdam – Melkweg
08.01. D Cologne – Live Music Hall
10.01. SWE Lund – Mejeriet
11.01. D Berlin – SO36
12.01. D Dresden - Thrillbeats Club
13.01. A Vienna – Arena
14.01. D Munich – Elserhalle
15.01. CH Zurich – Dynamo
17.01. IT Cesena – Vidia Club
18.01. IT Milan – Rolling Stone
19.01. F Lyon – Ninkasi Kao
20.01. D Saarbruecken – Garage
21.01. D Wiesbaden – Schlachthof

Friday, November 18, 2005

I offended Australia

Well maybe not the whole country, but check out the message written by the Australian post office on a copy of Beat Motel I sent over there;

Now there's no racist, sexist, homophobic or violent material in Beat Motel so I'm not sure what offended them!
At least they were kind enough to send it back, I was thinking of putting it in a post box with address unknown written on it to ping it back to Oz, and see if I could instigate some sort of global game of zine ping pong!

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Stretch Arm Strong UK tour dates

Stretch Arm Strong will be returning to Europe to do a full tour of the United Kingdom in support of their new album, “Free At Last”.

“Doing a full tour of the UK is something that we’ve always wanted to do for a long time,” comments SAS singer, Chris McLane. “Now we finally get a chance to do it. On top of that we get to bring the guys in With Honor to be a part of it. We will be playing places on this tour that we have never played before as well as hitting some familiar stops, so it’s going to be great seeing old friends and making new ones. The UK has always been very good to us and we look forward to returning and rocking out all over the island.”

To help spread the word on the tour and their new album, “Free At Last.” Stretch Arm Strong will be recruiting street teamers to distribute flyers and posters throughout the UK. Interested parties can head to or to sign up.

In stateside news, after positive feedback on Fuse’s Oven Fresh program, Stretch Arm Strong’s new video “The Sounds of Names Dropping” was added this week to Steven’s Untitled Rock Show. The show, which airs 4pm Mon-Friday PST, has featured such bands as Fall Out Boy, Thrice, Coheed and Cambria and many, many more. It’s an honor to have the Stretch boys in such great company.

Headlining UK tour with With Honor

1/09 - Clwb Ifor Bach - Cardiff
1/10 - Ferryboat - Norwich
1/11 - Charlotte - Leicester
1/12 - Cavern - Exeter
1/13 - Furnace - Swindon
1/14 - The Soundhaus - Northampton
1/15 - Star and Garter - Manchester
1/16 - Joseph’s Well - Leeds
1/17 - King Tut’s - Glasgow
1/18 - Barfly - London
1/19 - Rock City - Nottingham
1/20 - Pitz Club - Milton Keynes

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

printer won't print

Printers are affected by loads of variables, especially if they are connected to a different machine via a home network, but here are a few things you can always check;

1 – check the machine that the printer is connected to is on

2 – in control panel go to printers, then right click on the printer and make sure it isn’t set to ‘work offline’. This sometimes happens when the network goes down, Windows in it’s infinite wisdom decided to disconnect from the printer. If there is a tick next to ‘work offline’ then simply click it and it will disappear.

3 – There might be jobs stuck in the print queue. Go to control panel, printers, then double click on your printer and a box will pop up showing the jobs the printer is currently processing. If there are loads of jobs in there then clear them by going up to ‘Printer’ on the menu bar then click on ‘Cancel all Documents’. This may take some time. Also try this on the machine that the printer is physically connected to.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Outlook new mail notification irritants

The ‘new mail’ popup box has never been that reliable, it clashes slightly with the junk mail filters. When a message comes in the popup box appears to pop up no matter what the message is. If outlook as identified this email as being junk then it will remove it to the junk folder. This means that when you click ‘yes’ then you’ll get the next message along in the inbox. This is a similar bug to the one that leaves the ‘new mail’ yellow envelope in your system tray (the bit by the clock on your screen when you have already read the new message. My usual advice is to switch off the new mail notification if you are using outlook 2003 or later as you can set Outlook to notify you another way by a small message appearing at the bottom right of your screen. Another advantage of this method is that it also gives you the first few lines of the email so you can decide whether to deal with it immediately or leave it. The old new mail notification box that pops up will always be on top when it first pops up, disturbing the way you work.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Chixdiggit UK Tour

I've just got word from Fat Wreck Chords that Chixdiggit will indeed be touring the UK!

November 1st Newcastle - Trillian's Rock Bar
November 2nd Leeds - The Fenton
November 3rd Torquay - The Townhouse
November 4th Birmingham - Nuneaton - The Cabbage

More punk stuff 'ere

Stretch Arm Strong Announce UK tour for January 2006

South Carolina melodic hardcore quintet Stretch Arm Strong will be returning to the UK in January 2006 hot on the heels of their recent support to Pennywise and primed to take their latest album ‘Free At Last’ (WPO Records) to the punk rock masses. The dates are:

MON 9 JAN Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach (Upstairs)
TUES 10 JAN Norwich Ferryboat
WEDS 11 JAN Leicester Charlotte
THURS 12 JAN Exeter Cavern
FRIDAY13 JAN Swindon Furnace
SUN 15th JAN Manchester Star and Garter
MON 16 JAN Leeds Josephs Well
TUES 17 JAN Glasgow King Tuts
WEDS 18 JAN London Barfly
THURS 19 JAN Nottingham Rock City
FRI 20th JAN Milton Keynes Pitz Club

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