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Thursday, May 19, 2011

This week in punk news: White Wives sign to Adeline, CMNH scientist names bird after Greg Graffin

Posted By on Thu, May 19, 2011 at 4:38 PM

Here are two unrelated, except in that they both deal with local things and punk rock things, pieces of news for you to digest:

-- The local band White Wives announced today that their forthcoming album, Happeners, will be issued June 28 by Adeline Records, the label run by Billie Joe and Adrienne Armstrong. The band's previous EP was released by the local Lock & Key imprint; look for a release show June 24 at 222 Ormsby.

-- In a tangentially Pittsburghian punk rock story, it was announced today that a team of scientists, including Carnegie Museum of Natural History's Matt Lamanna, discovered a to-this-point-unknown bird, long extinct, described as a "three-dimensionally preserved enantiornithine bird (Aves: Ornithothoraces) from Gansu Province, northwestern China," and named it after ... Greg Graffin of Bad Religion. The punk rocker is, as you probably know if you follow Bad Religion at all, a Ph.D. in zoology/evolutionary science, and, according to a report on Epitaph's website today, and is lecturing this fall at Cornell.

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