Man Overboard to be featured on Punk Goes Christmas (annual Holiday show at the TLA 12/30)

Man Overboard is getting in the mood for the holidays with the upcoming release of Punk Goes Christmas, a compilation which will feature their take on The Kinks‘ goofy and gritty “Father Christmas.” This album is due out November 5th via Fearless Records and should help punks of all kinds get ready for the season, with christmas songs done by bands like New Found Glory, Yellowcard, All Time Low, and Real Friends to name a few. In addition to being a part of the Christmas album, Man Overboard recently announced that their annual Lost Tape Collective Holiday Show will be held on December 30th at the TLA. Make the first Christmas song of the season a good one, and watch The Kinks’ music video for “Father Christmas” below.

You can buy tickets to Man Overboard’s Holiday show here, and order Punk Goes Christmas on iTunes or Amazon.


Tonight’s Concert Pick: All Time Low at North Star Bar

All Time LowFew things set young musicians up for a crash-and-burn failure more than early success. But the members of Baltimore-based pop-punk quartet All Time Low—who had signed to Hopeless Records in 2006, before they even graduated high school—don’t show any outward signs of being overwhelmed. Since releasing So Wrong, It’s Right in 2007, the band has enjoyed both commercial and critical acclaim, collaborated with Blink-182 bassist Mark Hoppus, and signed a new deal with Interscope Records. The band is also no stranger to touring and live television appearances, but it remains to be seen how they’ll handle the major-label grind once the new album, set for a January 2011 release, drops. (Hopefully, they won’t end up as more meat for the machine.) Of course, lyrics such as “Does it help to play as you’re wasting away/ Like a silver screen cliche?/ Cause after all we’re actors on a stage,” from the recently released demo “Actors” don’t necessarily bode well for the band’s emotional well-being. But we’ll keep our fingers crossed that the kids are just playing up the “struggle with success” angle and not actually living it. All Time Low performs with Rocket To The Moon and City(Comma) State at 7 p.m. at North Star Bar; tickets to the show are sold out.