As shameful as it is some of you readers don’t actually check Dying Scene every hour of every day. For you slackers we’ve put together a list of last week’s biggest stories to help you stay in the loop and maintain your punk cred. You’re welcome.
1. Here’s a studio version of Tim McIlrathof Rise Against covering No Use For A Name’s “Fiona.”
2. Some Australian guy named Kyle Smith covered put out a 13-minute medley of his drum covers of every Fat Wreck Chords Release in chronological order. Nerd alert.
3. Teflon Don, a Floridian ska band, are being sued by Teflon Don, a rapper from Tennessee who claims he owns the rights to the name. This is my favorite news story of the week.
4. Goldfinger finally put out their first song in five years, called “Am I Deaf.” Clearly, you are not.
5. Blink 182 are in the studio, working on some new music. Still no word on whether or not Robert Smith will lay down some vocals for this album.
6. Here’s a new Rise Against song, “Like The Angel.”
7. Here’s Sublime playing a full set at the House of Blues way back in 1996. This week marked 17 years since Brad Nowell passed away.
8. Legendary punk rock venue, CBGB’s, announced a CBGB festival in NYC this year and we are SO STOKED. Fun fact: Their full name is CBGB OMFUG and it stands for Country, Blue Grass, Blues and Other Music For Uplifting Gormandizers.
9. Bad Temper are a bad ass female-fronted punk band and you should really check them out.
10. OH MY GOD THE LAWRENCE ARMS PLAYED A NEW SONG AT PUNK ROCK BOWLING THIS WEEKEND AND YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO IT. SERIOUSLY, THOUGH, JUST CALM DOWN FOR A SECOND AND LISTEN.
Those were just some of the most read stories from last week, but there were plenty more little gems covered. Let us know what what you loved, what you hated and what your personal favorite story was in the comments. If you just can’t get enough of us, follow Dying Scene on Twitter, kick it with us on Facebook and join the Dying Scene mailing list.