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Tour Announcement: Boss’ Daughter (Skate Punk) Adds Dates to Spring Tour

Skate punks, Boss’ Daughter have gotten their second wind after resting up in their hometown of Reno after their latest, exhausting North American tour, so the lads have decided to just extend the Boss’ Daugh-Tour! We’re guessing they realized how egregious of an oversight it was to neglect us West Coasters because Mr. Fox & Co. have booked almost all of these bonus shows in California and the Pacific Northwest! Check out all of the dates and stops below and then, get your ass out to one of the shows!

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Lashing Fred (90s inspired punk) stream album “Exactly Not The Same”

Lyon, France punks Lashing Fred have just released their full length, “Not Exactly The Same” as a 100% DIY effort. The four piece worked with Mathieu Kabi out of Indie Ear Studios to fly solo without a label on the production of this album, which does not disappoint.

This will be their first release since their EP, “Biker’s Review.”

You can stream the album below, and download it if you dig it.



Ash Williams announce “The Cruel Summer” tour

San Diego blackened punks Ash Williams have just announced “The Cruel Summer” tour which will take them from Mexico, US West Coast, to Canada.

The tour is in support of their new album, “Pulsar”  which was released in March via Diet Pop Records

This was their first release since their EP, “SNT 1A” which was put out in September, 2016.

Make sure to check out the dates below.



Show Review & Photo Gallery: Punk Rock Bowling Club Show – Cock Sparrer / Giuda / Drakulas / True Rivals (Backstage Bar and Billiards 5/28/2017

Billed as a Mystery Show the headliner for this Day Two Club Show was listed only as “Special Guests” along with the named opening acts Giuda, True Rivals and Drakulas. Despite knowing some of the people playing the show, I was never able to get anyone to spill the beans, so I was still in the lurch even after getting inside the poorly lit venue. Shortly after taking my seat in the corner, all was revealed by a slightly inebriated oracle who was sitting next to me as I got my camera ready for the shoot. “Did you hear who the special guest was yet? ” I asked doing my best to awkwardly make small talk. “Hell yea!” he retorted ecstatically. “Fucking Cock Sparrer!!! Woooo-hoooo!!! Want a beer?!?” Gotta love Punk Rock Bowling! Check out the show review along with an awesome photo gallery of all of the incredible acts below!



Bitter Grounds drop new video for ‘Life of Violence’

Dutch punks Bitter Grounds have dropped a new video for their track ‘Life of Violence’. The song can be found on the band’s latest full length ‘Hollowlands’, which came out at the end of last year via Ring of Fire Records.

Head down below to check out ‘Life of Violence’.



Music Video: GOOD4NOTHING – “IN MY EYES”

Japanese melodic-punk band Good4Nothing have premiered a music video for their new track “IN MY EYES,” check it out below.

The track is taken from the band’s 11th album MELODIC-HOLIC, which was released today on June 14 via Japanese label L.M.N.O.P.



Ireland’s Audible Joes stream new video single, “Speaker Submission”

Irish punkers Audible Joes have dropped a video for their track, “Speaker Submission” off of their forthcoming record Irrational Anthems. Watch here.



English punkers Consumed return to record a new EP

Consumed are back! The English punk rockers have confirmed a new EP on their Facebook page. No word on a release date, or a label…but stay tuned for further updates! Check below for more.



Star Wars themed punk act The Yavin 4 stream new song “3,720:1” off of upcoming album “Imperial Entanglements”

Is there any better combination than Star Wars and punk rock? We think not! Which is why we love this story so much.

Indianapolis based intergalactic rock and rollers The Yavin 4 are streaming their new song “3,720:1” off their upcoming album “Imperial Entanglements”. The new album will be the second release from the Yavin 4, the first since 2015’s “Intergalactic Rock n Roll”.

You can check out the new song below.



The Mistakes streaming new single and cool video for “Never Be Quiet” off upcoming album

UK punks The Mistakes are streaming their new song “Democracy is a Dirty Word” off their upcoming album “Anti-Social Media”. The new record will be the first for The Mistakes.

You can check out the new single and video below.



Pennywise announce European tour dates

California punk icons Pennywise have announced a European tour that will take place next month and in August. The tour includes mostly festival appearances, and headlining gigs with The Offspring, Face to Face, Good Riddance, Teenage Bottlerocket, PEARS and Not on Tour.

Tour dates can be see below, or in the poster above, and tickets and more information are at this location.

Pennywise released the compilation album, Nineteen Eighty Eight, in May of last year via Hardline Entertainment. They have been working on a new album for sometime, which is tentatively due for release later this year and will be their first since 2014’s Yesterdays.



Day Two: Punk Rock Bowling 2017 (Vegas)

Well, it was Day Two, and I was already worn the fuck out. Menzingers played the night before and because of my inane sleep schedule, I got home at three am, then woke up at eight-thirty. Just my luck. But, whatever your level of sobriety or awakeness, Punk Rock Bowling waits for no man.

And besides, this was the big day of the festival for me. My OG heroes, Bad Religion, were headlining. Back when I was still wet behind the mohawk, Bad Religion were the ones who shepherded me into the club– there is no missing Bad Religion, so sleep be damned, I was out in the door.

As for the logistics, Day Two was a step in the right direction for all of us press folks. Most of yesterday’s issues were ironed out and we were ready to party. Security was a little harsher than I remember last year, but only a week after the Manchester attack, it’d have been hard to believe there wouldn’t be changes. Too many of those little things though, and it also starts becoming harder and harder to believe that anything really can be punk rock. It’s a reminder that music and subculture are powerless, no matter how dressed up and resilient it pretends to be in the wake of tragedy. A debate for another day– on to the music.

The Venomous Pinks opened the day with some fast, woah-oh filled punk rock. Kinda hardcore, kinda poppy– like an all female version of Night Birds without the horror and surf lyrical focus. With a little research, I found out that they are apart of the same SquidHat Records family as The Quitters who opened on Day Three. The more you know. Following up The Venomous Pinks were another smaller act, (this is the portion of the day where bands no one’s heard of play, and folks skip for gambling or drinking– which is a shame, because for me, punk rock is absolutely about these young bands injecting new blood into the genre) Ten Can Riot hail from Dallas with a lead singer who doesn’t sound Texan in the least. It’s fast epifat-style jams with some aussie-fied vocals. The crowd wasn’t big, but the folks who were there were receptive to the set and I thought they conducted themselves well enough to keep an eye on in the future.

Lost In Society were a pretty big surprise for me. I had heard a little about them before the festival, I’d heard some good things about their last album, but as is usually the case, I hadn’t actually listened to them before. Seeing them on the stage, I got the lowkey hype surrounding them. They are a tight young band with some big hooks who know how to work the crowd. They brought in everyone who might have just been nodding along with their finale– playing the song “Not Afraid” and teaching the audience its call and response chorus of “Nice to meet you/ FUCK YOU TOO!” Fists were raised and words were sung, it was an awesome end to the set.

I’ll be honest here. I fucking hate celtic punk. It’s corny as hell roleplay for guys who want desperately to belong to a different culture, or it’s corny as hell roleplay for guys who want to engage in a caricature of their own culture. Basically, it’s almost never cool. So, you can probably say The Real Mckenzies aren’t my thing– they have the celtic schtick with the tempering measure of being from Nova Scotia.. It’s almost never cool, but fuck it, I can say it was at least fun. The Real Mckenzies had a sense of humor and looked to be having as much fun as the audience was. They brought things down and gave a surprising (for me, at least) ode to the recently deceased Chris Cornell. It’s nice to see these old guys rocking hard and having a good time while being conscientious of what happens outside of the insular world of punk rock.

The Dickies are one of those old school bands that sound like the Ramones, kinda like the Spits from the days before. They hail back from the early days where punk and garage rock were almost synonymous. Catchy, but not really my thing again. Crowd dug it, but I can’t be into everything, you know? They played their set and I nodded along and let the kids who were into have at it. Sometimes that’s all you can do.

Now, The Bouncing Souls. For me, the Souls were the first big band of the night, and the crowd supported that observation. Everyone was up front for the Jersey boys. I’m a rare breed it seems– there’s an interesting phenomenon with this band, there are the people who don’t care for them, and then there’s the folks that are die-hards (and there are a lot of die-hards)– I’m just a casual fan of the band, not a know-every-word fan. I always wonder what it is about the Souls that bring people together in such an intense way. Maybe it’s that bouncy mix of carefree fun and occasional insight that can take the right psyche and turn one into a True Believer. Either way, of the one other time I’d seen them, this was definitely them at their best. Singer Greg Attonito was genuinely animated and engaged with the set. The energy was good and they ripped through a setlist of singalongs for an adoring audience.

Choking Victim was one of the reasons I made Punk Rock Bowling an unmissable event. One could argue, if you’ve seen Leftover Crack a handful of times, you’ve basically seen Choking Victim. And to be fair, every time I’ve seen Leftover Crack, they’ve made sure to play “500 Channels,” so there is some truth there. But, c’mon. It’s Choking Victim. If you even like them just a little bit, you wanna be able to say you saw them. I was happy to see they got just as strong, if not stronger response than the Bouncing Souls. There was a moment when I looked around and saw all the punks shuffling back and forth, excited as Stza and co. walked on stage and realized: everyone is here for Choking Victim. The front of the stage was packed with punks, for a moment the entire festival ground became part of the crowd. There was no disappointment, they instigated and antagonized with their music (and made sure I got to hear “500 Channels” for a fourth time), with Stza introducing a song dedicated to the police at the venue, about killing cops. It’s not Punk Rock Bowling, and it’s definitely not Choking Victim without a little authority baiting.

The weirdest part of the day wasn’t so much a disappointment as just a bum note. What the fuck was up with Fidlar? They’re fine folks, I’m sure. They play some garage rock/hardcore/ surfy indie rock amalgam, and I know some of the younger kids are into them. They have a little bit of inherited pedigree as one of the members is the son of a member of TSOL. But, no matter what they take from the sounds of punk rock, there is something off about them. It’s like an impression of punk rock rather than an honest interpretation. The crowd agreed too. It was weird seeing so many open spaces in the pit, people looking around, bored and confused at what these rich kids in costume were peddling. Yeah, they had all the moves– they rolled on the stage to play solos and they screamed into mics, but it never felt right. This is punk for kids who go to Coachella. It felt out of place at Punk Rock Bowling.

But, even the weirdness of Fidlar couldn’t really quell the energy of the evening. Bad Religion was going to play. The one band everyone has in common. The gateway band that survives the initial waves of growing taste. Bad Religion are a hard band to grow out of. The crowd moved in a rush toward the stage as the opening notes of “American Jesus” rang out. There was a lot of discussion over what they would open with at Punk Rock Bowling, among the guesses were “True North,” “Against the Grain,” and “Do What You Want” (mine), but Meredith (photographer extraordinaire) and Jeff (friend of Dying Scene, and all around chill dude) nailed the selection. What could me more iconic and rousing to bring the punks together for a headliner? When I’d seen Bad Religion before, they played pretty solid ninety minute sets, so it was actually kind of nice to see a shorter, crisper stage headlining set, about fifteen minutes shorter with a more casual sense of kinship and fun. For Bad Religion, it felt like their thousandth victory lap, and they’re still smiling past the finish line. The set had one extremely notable moment, when NOFX singer/bassist Fat Mike ran on stage in a dress and high-jacked Jay Bentley’s bass to play with the band on “We’re Only Gonna Die.” That’s why you go to Punk Rock Bowling, folks. It’s those kind of moments that you can’t get anywhere else.

They closed with “Fuck Armageddon… This is Hell” as per usual, a song that has become their own “Bro Hymn” over the years. The great thing about Bad Religion though is that they have so much good material to work with, that whatever comes before that is sure to be great. To list all the songs they played would be a challenge (and fucking boring), but you got hits like “Supersonic,” “Generator,” “Los Angeles is Burning,” “Do What You Want,” “Suffer”: whatever they play, it’s gonna be good.

The fest was a-raging that night and despite the weird misstep with Fidlar– who should’ve traded spots with the Bouncing Souls and played earlier in the night– I had to admit it was one of the best lineups of PRB I had ever seen. Choking Victim, Bouncing Souls, and Bad Religion are three pretty huge bands, and I managed to see ‘em all in an evening. That’s killer.

Check out what happened in the photo gallery below and stay tuned for our final installment in our drunken recollections of the beauty and madness that is Punk Rock Bowling!



Rebellion Festival details line-up set times

Blackpool, UK’s annual punk gathering Rebellion Festival has released a full breakdown of the set times for all bands. The lineup, including Bad Religion, Pennywise, The Skids, Slaves, Propagandhi, Good Riddance and a ton of others, is looking as strong as any previously.

The set times are up on the website now, with full festival and single day tickets up for order now.



Sonic Boom Six detail new mini album “Cardiac Address” ahead of US tour

Sonic Boom Six have detailed their upcoming mini album “Cardiac Address”. The 8 song affair is described by the band as “self-released, self-recorded, self-produced, and D.I.Y” with all proceeds from pre-orders “paving their road to the USA to play the Vans Warped Tour”. The band start their Warped Tour stint this week. Full details of the track listing for the record and their Warped Tour dates are below.

“Cardiac Address” is available to pre-order on PledgeMusic now.



Sixteen Scandals (Canada, punk) stream latest EP “Dorkmanteau”

Canadian punks Sixteen Scandals are allowing fans to stream their latest EP Dorkmanteau. The release features five tracks and is the first from the band since their 2015 full-length, Create//Destroy.

You can listen to Dorkmanteau in its entirety below. If you’re enjoying it, buy a copy and give Sixteen Scandals some love.