I got off the phone with Coody from Valdosta, GA’s marvelous twang-rock outfit Ninja Gun this morning, as the band was hurtling down I-95 toward their date with destiny, or at least a show at Ft. Lauderdale’s Culture Room. They’re currently on tour with Gainesville hometown heroes Against Me!, and they’re just. Fucking. Great. Check out the interview here.
Indie-music news site punknews.org and label Paper+Plastick have teamed up to put together an auction of rare and one-of-a-kind punk-scene collectibles and memorabilia, the proceeds of which will all go to Doctors Without Borders with an eye toward getting more medical resources on the ground in Haiti. Items include test pressings from such killer bands as The Gaslight Anthem, Hot Water Music, Thursday, Fall Out Boy, Less Than Jake, Lifetime and more, as well as cool rareness like a signed Against Me! poster. You can see the full list and bid here; keep checking back, because they’re still adding stuff.