The band’s latest album Report came out in 2014 through Red Scare Industries.
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Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 6:55 PM (PST) by liathdavis
The Copyrights have just announced a short string of shows in early December. What better way to kick off your holiday spirit.
The Chicago, IL punks have been kicking around the underground scene and are the hot tamales of the punk scene. The Copyrights released their latest album, Report, in August 2014 through Red Scare Industries.
Check out the shows below.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 3:56 PM (PST) by steve_kingston
Vocalist Aaron Rev commented on the tour:
“We’ve been working on the new record, and we’re stoked to get out and play some of the material off of it. What better way to do that then going down the West Coast with our buddies, The Copyrights?! We packed up our lumberjack outfits, picked up Bigfoot from the mountains, and we’re hauling him down the coast with us.”
You can find the tour dates below.
Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 9:38 PM (PST) by Kendra S
“I’m alive,” I thought to myself upon waking. “But how?” As I played the festivities (some would call it debauchery) of the last two nights through my mind, I came to the same conclusion that I do upon waking in the morning/afternoon on any festival’s third day – I am superhuman and my liver filters better than a Brita faucet. I rounded up the crew and we headed off to feed on tacos at nearby L’Patron. We parted ways mid-afternoon and I got ready for a dinner with friends. Dinner was accompanied by drinks which of course lead into post-dinner drinks at a bar down the street which lead to flashing forward and suddenly being inside the Double Door again with a drink in hand. I would have worried more about this ‘time traveling’ episode, except it pairs so nicely with the theme of the evening.
Night 3 – The Ghost of Christmas Future
This was the evening that I was most looking forward to witnessing. It was also the evening that I was the drunkest, mostly from bogarting a bottle of Prosecco at dinner. Everything was nicely coming together. Hometown heroes The Brokedowns opened the show. I feel like I’ve covered this band 50 times over the last five years and I still never properly express how much I appreciate them. Their last album, Life Is A Breeze (Red Scare Industries), is damn near perfection. Their stage presence is hard hitting and powerful and their stage banter always has me doubled over with laughter. The fact that they rarely ever tour and I get to brag to my faraway friends that am privileged enough to see The Brokedowns on a semi-regular basis is just frosting on the cake! One thing that always seems to differ per set is where the band writes out their set list for the night. I’ve seen Brokedowns set lists on anything from business cards to cereal box tops to a band member’s leg. Tonight, the list was written on a glass bottle of Tostitos salsa which accompanied chips that the members snacked on between songs. Another memorable set in the books and another set list written on a recyclable food package.
Closing out the openers for this trio of shows was Carbondale’s pop punk favorites, The Copyrights. Similar to The Brokedowns, I’ve covered this band countless times and I’ve never gotten bored. The other fans in the crowd seemed to feel the same way as they pogoed and pitted around. I actually saw three guys in matching Copyrights t-shirts interlocking arms, dancing together all while never spilling their beers. The band’s front man, Adam Fletcher, fearlessly lead the four-piece through countless favorites such as “Kids of the Blackhole”, “No Knocks”, “Worn Out Passport” and of course “Shit’s Fucked” as the audience shouted back every word. If The Brokedowns and The Copyrights are the future that Christmas is offering up, then I’m stoked. I’ve been living in this world for some time and it’s a hell of a lot better looking than how I pictured the next four or so years panning out. Perhaps a Brokedowns set list will run for president in 2020. But I digress…
It was the bottom of the 9th. The bases were loaded. It was time to bring it on home. Does that sound right? I figured that since I’m from and writing about Chicago, I should throw in some sports shit for you guys. Go Cubs, etc. The Lawrence Arms took the stage one final time in 2016. They opened with “The Slowest Drink…” and, from where I was standing, it looked like the whole of the audience suddenly imploded. Then, there was a huge explosion of movement as crowd surfers came out of nowhere and semi-full beer cans were rocketed through the air. Now, dear reader, I could drone on about the set. I could talk about the humorous things Brendan rattled off between songs to entertain the crowd. I could talk about how the trio has been a band for over 15 years and no matter the physical distance between them, they cannot help but display their chemistry when onstage. I could even mention that the crowd started up the Hennessy chant one more time; every fucking show with that damn chant! Instead, check out the set list and let’s wrap this thing up. On Night 3, they played:
The Slowest Drink at the Saddest Bar on the Snowiest Day in the Greatest City
Cut It Up
Beyond the Embarrassing Style
Presenting: The Dancing Machine (The Robot with the Monkey Head)
The Raw and Searing Flesh
Recovering the Opposable Thumb
Light Breathing (Me and Martha Plimpton in a Fancy Elevator)
An Evening of Extraordinary Circumstance
Chapter 13: The Hero Appears
Boatless Booze Cruise Part 1
The North Side, the L&L, and Any Number of Crappy Apartments
Right as Rain, Part 2
Like A Record Player
The Redness in the West
The Ramblin’ Boys of Pleasure
Night 3 left me with a feeling very similar to the awe that I felt during Night 1. It was a kind of (drunken) cheer for the season. That being said, there is no point in arguing that the world is complete shit right now. We’re on the brink of what will be a very tense and interesting few years. We’re basically living in a dark comedy where all of this may actually be funny if it was happening to someone else… or to no one at all. However, for three amazing nights, music did exactly what I have always believed it is supposed to do. It was an escape and made things (at least temporarily) seem better. The Bollweevils showed that, no matter their age, they are and always will be a force to be reckoned with. Dead to Me is back with Jack and they have returned stronger than ever before. Dowsing is making huge waves and is turning jaded listeners like me into surefire believers. Worriers are incredibly and powerfully spreading their message and their fan base is growing by the moment. The Brokedowns will continue to talk about space weed and read their set lists off disposable cutlery between songs. The Copyrights will continue to write, record and effortlessly perform songs that will be deemed pop punk classics for decades to come. And the Lawrence Arms? Well, them angels been talkin’ of a possible new album in the works somewhere far down the road. Other than that, the War on Christmas will hopefully remain a pre-holiday staple. It’s the perfect way of bringing together friends from across the country to spend a drunken weekend in Chicago during winter. And what soundtrack would one listen to throughout a drunken weekend in December in the most beautiful city in the world? The goddamn Lawrence Arms.
Check out the gallery for Night Three below:
Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 10:32 PM (PST) by Johnny X
You know what they say; “Best Of… lists are like a box of chocolates”. When Red Scare Industries co-founder Tobias Jeg asked if we wanted to publish some Top 10 lists from Red Scare artists on Dying Scene I said “Hell, yeah!” but I definitely had no idea what I was going to get.
What follows is a schizophrenic compilation of the “Best ‘Whatevers’ of 2016” according to some of the lovable characters from your favorite Red Scare bands. Enjoy!
Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 1:45 PM (PST) by PunkLargo
Midwest punks Avenues have announced via Facebook that they are writing and tracking songs for an upcoming full length that will be released later this year. No release date has been given as of yet.
They also posted a handful of Wisconsin shows, including shows with Guttermouth and The Copyrights. You can check out the dates below.
Avenues lastest EP, Creep Show, was released this past fall on 10″ vinyl via Wiretap Records.
Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 12:30 PM (PST) by redscaretoby
The Copyrights will be heading out on a tour around North America with opening acts Ray Rocket (Ray Carlisle of Teenage Bottlerocket fame, playing solo) and The Lippies, with The Penske File joining on all dates in Canada. The tour will hit both Pouzza Fest and Bled Fest, and you can check out the dates and locations below.
The Copyrights released their latest album, Report, in August 2014 through Red Scare Industries. The Lippies will release their self-titled debut this year, also on Red Scare.
Monday, November 30, 2015 at 9:32 AM (PST) by Hopeless Romantic
Crossbone Fest has just announced 16 of the bands playing the 2016 edition, including headliners The Copyrights . The announcement includes German garage/punk rock act No Fun, Boston’s Dan Webb and the Spiders, and Chicago’s Sass Dragons. You can check up the full lineup (that has been announced thusfar) below.
The DIY punk festival will be taking place March 18-19 2016 at JH The Basement in Houthalen, Belgium.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 3:21 PM (PST) by The Grace of Laura Jane
Everyone’s favorite pop-punk criminals, Masked Intruder, have announced a tour with The Copyrights and Not Scientists in October, with stops at Pre-Fest 3 and Fest 14 at the end of October, check out the dates below!
Masked Intruder’s latest full-length “M.I.” was released last year,The Copyrights released “Report” in 2014, and Not Scientists released their debut album “Destroy to Rebuild” earlier this year.
Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 2:28 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
After releasing their first music video ever a little over a week ago, The Copyrights are back with another piece of cinematic genius, this time for their song “Telescope.” The video follows guitarist Brett Hunter and his Dear Landlord bandmate Zack Gontard as they build a not-so-seaworthy vessel for the 40th annual Great Cardboard Boat Regatta, and you can check it out below.
The band’s latest album Report was released on August 26th, 2014 through Red Scare Industries. They are currently touring North America with Teenage Bottlerocket and will be on the road ’til the end of the month.
Illinois pop-punk act The Copyrights have just premiered their first music video ever! It’s for their tune “Slider” off their most recently released album “Report” and you can check it out along with the band’s upcoming tour dates with Teenage Bottlerocket below.
Friday, March 20, 2015 at 11:49 AM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Wyoming pop-punks Teenage Bottlerocket have just announced a two-month North American tour they and The Copyrights will be embarking this summer! All of the tour dates and locations can be found below.
Monday, February 2, 2015 at 7:39 AM (PST) by Hopeless Romantic
Our friends at Bearded Punk have released a new compilation titled Let It Beard. It features songs from 44 awesome bands, including Andrew Jackson Jihad , The Holy Mess, The Copyrights, PEARS, and many more.
Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 11:45 AM (PST) by Bizarro Dustin
Cover songs are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get. We here at Dying Scene love hearing punk bands do their own take on other band’s songs. Sometimes they pull off amazing interpretations of old classics, sometimes they’re not much more than humble tributes to a fellow artist, and other times they’re just downright laughable renditions of otherwise great songs. Good or bad. Intriguing or mundane. We’ll let you be the judge.
Tonight’s cover comes from Carbondale, IL’s The Copyrights and their cover version of The Rolling Stones’ “Dead Flowers”. The original version is taken from The Rolling Stones’ 1971 album Sticky Fingers, while The Copyrights’ version was first released on a two song 7-inch for the Art Of The Underground Single Series in 2009, and later included on the band’s 2012 compilation album Shit’s Fucked.
You can listen to both versions of “Dead Flowers” below.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 12:16 PM (PST) by Midwest Punk
Hi, I’m Ben (in the hat, not the weird-looking bald guy; that’s Brandon from Well Aren’t You Precious), and below you will find my impossible list. As it always is, picking out just 10 albums from this entire year of music is just too damn hard! I’ve experienced so much amazing music over the past year, through my writing with Dying Scene, my contributing at The Fat Wreck Wiki, working on my label, Coastless Records (shameless plug: new release from Well Aren’t You Precious in the new year!), and going to tons of shows. With all that music, I couldn’t pick just 10 and leave it at that…