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15 things that you need to know happened this week

January 22 2017, 3:58 PM EST By Caitlyn Ralph

8. D.C. hardcore punk band SCREAM issued a Donald Trump protest video on Inauguration Day called “Politics Is Entertainment.”

Scream "Politics is Entertainment". (new unreleased track by the D.C. band Scream. feat: Scott Garrett on Drums.) from franz stahl on Vimeo.

9. Something More—a pop-punk band from Baltimore, Maryland—announced a headlining tour with Centerfold and Chris Swartz.

10. Envy On The Coast announced some more shows, continuing their Reincarnation tour from August 2016.

The band are gearing up for a new EP in 2017. Check out tickets here.

3/17 Brooklyn Night Bazaar, Brooklyn NY
3/18 Brooklyn Night Bazaar, Brooklyn, NY
3/19 The Loft, Poughkeepsie, NY
3/21 The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA
3/22 The Social, Orlando, FL
3/24 Mohawk Outside, Austin, TX
3/25 So What? Music Festival, Grand Prarie, TX
3/28 Chain Reaction, Anaheim, CA
3/29 Tetragram Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA
3/31 Bottom Of The Hill, San Francisco, CA
4/1 TBA Portland, OR
4/2 The Croc, Seattle, WA
Support for these shows has not yet been announced.

11. Hip-hop artist and poet Watsky released a video with NPR for “Stick To Your Guns.”

In the video, a boy recites a story to sheep. Sounds like a cartoon, right? Wrong. It actually makes a statement on the issue of violence and mass shootings.

To NPR, Watsky says:
”I was immediately drawn to the contrast between the stark nature of the lyrics and the very pleasant quality of the music, so I figured the video could similarly take an allegorical approach to some of the more serious themes that the song explores. It is a fable about a shepherd who raises his sheep with violence and accidentally starts a vicious cycle within the herd. It's a seemingly straightforward idea that we tried to present in a colorful and hopefully unexpected way.”

12. The Shorty Awards, which honors the best of social media, announced its 2017 nominees via the Hollywood Reporter.

After a huge 2016 for both bands, the 1975 and Twenty One Pilots are up for music.

Vote here.

13. Stereo Off—an indie rock electro mashup band—premiered a new song for “Venir.”

Check it out below:

14. Youth In Revolt dropped a new single from their upcoming full-length debut, which now has a release of Feb. 17.

Listen to “Don’t Wait For Me”:

15. Indie music festival Savannah Stopover announced its full lineup this week, which features Julien Baker.

The festival will take place March 9 through 11. Grab tickets here.

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