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Stream controversial new NOFX song “There’s No ‘Too Soon’ If Time Is Relative”

In response to the sad news about Stephen Hawking passing away punk veterans NOFX did what they do best: put out a joke song about it. Stream below their tribute(?) to the great theoretical physicist below.

NOFX released their last album First Ditch Effort, in October 2016 via Fat Wreck Chords.

Consumed announce new EP “A Decade of No”

UK Punk act Consumed have announced their upcoming EP, A Decade of No.  This will be the bands’ first release since their 2002 album Pistols at Dawn.  No word has been said yet on a release date, but we’ll be sure to bring you that news and any new songs once they are announced!

Fat Wreck upload NoFX’s “Backstage Passport 2” in full

The good people at Fat Wreck have uploaded all 1 hour 40 minutes of NoFX‘s “Backstage Passport 2” to their YouTube channel. The documentary was originally released back in 2015.

You can watch the whole thing below.

Lagwagon Announce Summer European Tour Dates

Legendary California punk band Lagwagon have announced a load of tour dates throughout Europe this summer. They’ll start in the UK at Blackpool’s Rebellion Festival and hit various cities throughout the continent. Notable stops include Slovenia’s Punk Rock Holiday and Italy’s Bay Fest. You can check out the full list of dates below.

Lagwagon’s latest release was their 2014 effort Hang.

Get Dead announce European Tour

Get Dead has recently announced a two week long European tour. The tour begins in Israel on April 19 and wraps up with SBÄM Fest in Austria on May 5. For the full list of dates, click below.

Get Dead’s last release was “Honesty Lives Elsewhere” in 2016 via Fat Wreck Chords.

Jordan Burns issues his own statement on break with Strung Out

In response to the public statement that Strung Out made regarding their split with Jordan Burns, their long standing drummer of nearly 25 years, Burns has made his own statement. It’s a bit long but you can read the entire thing below.

Strung Out has enlisted RJ Shankle of Runaway Kids as their new drummer and the band heads out on tour with Pennywise next month.

Punk In Drublic Festival announces 2018 dates

Punk In Drublic Festival is hitting the road this year, stopping in 6 different US cities throughout May.  The shows will feature NOFX, Bad Religion, The Interrupters and Mad Caddies, with Bad Cop / Bad Cop or The Last Gang opening the show.  You can check out all the dates and locations below, and you can find all the other info you need here

Strung Out stream “Town Of Corazon”, first song off acoustic album “Black Out The Sun”

Well, it’s finally here. The first look taste of Strung Out gone acoustic. It’s comes in the form of “Town Of Carazon”, one of the new acoustic tracks featured on the band’s upcoming acoustic album “Black Out The Sun”, due out May 11th via Fat Wreck Chords. Check it out below.

The album will feature 6 new, acoustic songs as well as acoustic renditions of classics “Unkoil” and “Matchbook.” Enjoy the album art above for now because it’s only a matter of time before the google bot makes us take it down…

Strung Out’s last album Transmission.Alpha.Delta was released in early 2015 and you can catch the band on tour with Pennywise this month.

The Bombpops (pop punk) announce new EP “Dear Beer”, stream title track

San Diego pop-punk band The Bombpops will be releasing a brand new EP titled “Dear Beer” on April 6th via Fat Wreck Chords. Check out the title track below.

This is the band’s first release since 2017’s “FOMO”, also released on Fat Wreck Chords.

Full Lineup Announced for Punk Rock Bowling 20 Club Shows (Tickets On Sale Tomorrow)

Hey! So it’s Friday afternoon, and if you live in the Northeast, hopefully you’re not underwater or without power. Regardless of where you live, hopefully you check this post out. That’s because the full lineup of Punk Rock Bowling club shows has been announced, and not only is the whole roster awesome, but tickets go on sale tomorrow!

There are a total of 17 shows spread across a variety of venues over the four day festival. There are almost too many awesome acts to mention without leaving anybody out, but featured performers include Lagwagon, Joey Cape (solo), Tim Barry, Laura Jane Grace, Darius Koski, Fishbone, 7 Seconds, The Aggrolites, Hot Water Music, Strike Anywhere, Agnostic Front, Dillinger Four, and so many more. Advance tickets go on sale tomorrow (Saturday, March 3rd) at Noon Pacific (3pm Eastern), and general public tickets go on sale at 4pm Pacific (7pm Eastern). Click here for all your ticket info!

DS Exclusive: The Last Gang (Fat Wreck Chords) stream debut full-length, “Keep Them Counting”

Happy Friday, boys and girls!

Dying Scene is beyond stoked to bring you the exclusive premiere of the debut album from Los Angeles trio, The Last Gang. The album is called Keep Them Counting, and it’s a half-hour that’s chock of high-energy, pop-infused street punk goodness. Check it out below!

Keep Them Counting is out today via Fat Wreck Chords. You can pick up your very own copy right here! (Seriously…buy music, people – that way people can keep making it!)

Pouzza Fest 8 announces final lineup

Canadians rejoice! Pouzza Fest 8 has announced the full lineup. Let’s be honest it was already pretty stacked but adding punk legends Face to Face, Canadian punk legends Chixdiggit!, Get Dead and so many more awesome acts. I don’t want to jump the gun but I think Rockfest has some serious competition. The festival runs May 18th to the 20th in lovely downtown Montreal.

For more information about the lineup or tickets head on over here.

Get Dead get set for a trip through Europe

West Coast punk veterans Get Dead are packing up and headed out on a European tour. Then a Mexican Tour. With a brief stop off in Canada for Pouzza Fest.

Check out the plethora of tour dates below.

Get Dead’s latest release was “Honesty Lives Elsewhere” released on Fat Wreck Chords in 2016.

DS Exclusive: Miguel Chen (Teenage Bottlerocket) on his new book, “I Wanna Be Well: How a Punk Found Peace And You Can Too”

If you’ve willingly plucked your head out of the proverbial sand at any point in the last handful of years, you’ve no doubt become aware that in a macro sense, we’re living in a pretty divisive, unstable time. If you add personal issues and unrest to the pile, the result can swallow you whole, whether you want it to or not. As an outlet, people will turn to a variety of solutions to help stem the tide of negativity; music, the arts, exercise, writing for a small punk-centric website, etc. Some people unfortunately choose more self-destructive paths that they hopefully, someday, are able to make it through minimally scarred. For Miguel Chen, the path seemed dark for a while, but has slowly, steadily become lightened – and enlightened – as it’s gone.

If you’ve been even a casual Dying Scene reader over the years, you’re no doubt familiar with Chen from his role as the bass player for iconic Wyoming pop-punk band Teenage Bottlerocket for more than a decade. Like many bands in this scene, TBR developed a reputation for working hard and partying harder, touring seemingly endlessly and enjoying the experience to the fullest. The annals of rock music history are littered with similar stories, frequently ending in disastrous consequences. “On my own path,” explains Chen, “it (went) from ‘alright, we’re in our band, it’s fun! We’re touring, it’s fun! We’re putting out records, it’s fun! Holy shit, we’re on Fat Wreck Chords, it’s fun! We’re on the road with NOFX, it’s fun!’ And the whole time, it’s just like ‘party, party, party, party, party.” Eventually, you return home from the road, however, and something seems to be missing. “You get home from tour,” Chen explains, “(and it’s) ‘oh fuck, this is boring, I better party. Party, party, party, party, party.’ All of a sudden, years later, it’s like ‘fuck – am I a person who has to drink or do drugs? Is that me?‘.”

While that part of the story might sound endlessly familiar to anyone that’s been in or around the music scene, Chen’s tale takes a bit of an atypical turn. Years of what he considered ultimately ineffective traditional treatment for mental health diagnoses that included bipolar disorder and anxiety – think psychotherapy and medications – led Chen to develop an increased involvement in the practice of sitting mediation. From there, the repeated insistence of friend then brought him into the world of yoga. “Finally I went and tried a class,” he explains, adding “I thought ‘what’s the worst that can happen? I’m going to sweat a bunch and it’s going to suck and I just won’t go back. So I went to my first yoga class, and then the next day I went to my second yoga class and then the next day I went to my third yoga class and I just never stopped.”

Chen went from practicing yoga to teaching at a studio in his hometown of Laramie, Wyoming, to eventually taking over the studio he’d been teaching at and opening a second studio in nearby Cheyenne, Wyoming. He continues to push himself in the punk rock world – Teenage Bottlerocket released a full-length album of covers and an EP of new original material last year – and the yoga world, having just returned from an intense training in Rishikesh, India, that lasted more than a month right before we talked. “It was one of those things where I said I’m just going to dedicate a month of my life to only complete practice,” explains Chen. “From waking up at 5:00 in the morning to start my practice, and I go to bed at 8:30 or 9:00pm, and that’s all my day is all day, every day. It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, but also one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done.

Chen has also pushed himself positively in a new, creative way; published author. Released last week through Wisdom Publications, Chen teamed up with editor Rod Meade Sperry for the fun and insightful new read, I Wanna Be Well: How A Punk Found Peace And You Can Too. While we’re presently living in what seems to be the age of the memoir, I Wanna Be Well is not your standard rock star autobiography fare. “I knew I didn’t want to just write my story, because who gives a shit,” jokes Chen. “Everybody has a story, everybody can write a book about themselves. I wanted this book to offer something to the readers. I wanted it to be about the reader. So that’s kind of where the idea, including these practices, came into play. Obviously it’s my story – here are things from my life – but at the end of it, that’s pretty much just an anchor point.

Each of the twenty-five chapters that make up I Wanna Be Well is broken into three four parts. First, there’s the lesson, which sometimes contains autobiographical stories and sometimes contains brief teachings from Buddhism or the self-help community, for example. Then comes the “practice” section, in which Chen gives the reader something to learn. Sometimes it’s instructions on how to start basic sitting meditation, some times it’s the steps behind some basic yoga movies, sometimes it’s just tricks to improve your own mindfulness of where you fit in to the world around you. Finally, each chapter culminates in a “tl/dr” tidbit that boils down the practice to its most essential point. “Rod had this genius idea,” tells Chen,”that people have short attention spans, so why don’t we add this thing at the end of each chapter where here’s a practice in a sentence or two for when you don’t want to fucking read the whole thing.

Let it be known that you should read the whole thing, however. It’s a quick read that somehow covers the entire emotional spectrum pretty quickly, from dealing with the loss of his mother to cancer when he was a child to the sudden loss of his sister in an accident less than a year later, to being asked to join one of his favorite bands and to create music with some of his best friends in the world, one of whom (founding TBR drummer Brandon Carlisle) also passed away far too early several years ago. All the while, Chen explains how these incidents have made him who he is today, and how, good or bad, they’ve all served to keep him looking inward and growing outward. “The whole time I was writing this book,” says Chen, “I was thinking ‘man, if even one person really gets it, this whole thing was worth it.‘ I’m grateful to every single person that even thinks about reading it, I’m going to be thankful to every person who reads it, even the people that don’t like it. I’m really grateful to have had this chance and to help.”

Because this is 2018 and the traditional book tour circuit is becoming less and less of “a thing,” there are no formal dates where you can catch Chen promoting his tome just yet. But, as a constantly touring musician, he’s found a way around that. “Luckily I travel a lot anyway,” he explains. “My plan is to kinda keep doing that, except now I’ll bring some books along. I always leave it open when I’m on tour, like hey, this is where I’m going to be, if anyone wants to do yoga or do some medication, shoot me a message.” And occasionally I’ll do events, like I’ll do Yoga For Punks or whatever, and I think I’ll do the same with the book. Like, if you want to pick up the book or talk about it, I’m on tour, come hang out!”

Check out our chat with Chen below, and pick up your copy of I Wanna Be Well at Amazon or Barnes & Noble or Target or your local bookstore if you’ve got one!

Punk In Drublic festival heads to Europe in June

Punk In Drublic will be hitting Europe this June. The fest will have six dates with stops in Germany, Austria, Italy, and Slovenia. Headliners include NOFX, Bad Religion, and Pennywise. You can find the full lineup, dates and cities below!