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Coercion 96 returns after 20 year hiatus (members of Good Riddance, Fury 66 and The Lonely Kings)

Remember Coercion 96? The punk supergroup comprised of members of Good Riddance, Fury 66 and The Lonely Kings? No? Well that’s because they disbanded 20 years ago so don’t beat yourself up. Luckily for us the foursome has reformed and recently hit the studio with legendary producer/engineer Michael Rosen (Rancid, AFI, Testament, Vio-lence) to record a 4-song E.P. tentatively titled “Exit Wounds” (label TBD). Influenced by the metal likings of Black Sabbath, Metallica and Killing Joke as well as punk rock icons TSOL, Agent Orange and Bad Religion, Coercion 96 hopes to release the E.P. in the near future. For the time being check out one of the new songs, “Crime Scene” below.



Pickles interviews Unwritten Law, Paul Levesque/LightSpeedGo co-hosts along with Chris Fox | Episode 43 – Dying Scene Radio

This week on Dying Scene RadioBobby Pickles ventures to Fort Pierce, Florida to interview SoCal rockers Unwritten Law about their brand new record, Acoustic (which drops April 1st via El Hefe’s Cyber Tracks), prior to their stop at The Inlet – a kickass venue right on the beach! It’s also a pleasant surprise to find homegrown Floridumb talent in local openers, Church Girls – whose grimey orgy anthems and interesting stage presence, leave this serious-minded music journalist thirsting for another dash of whiskey-spit. Paul Lavesque (last name unpronounceable), bassist/vocalist for Arizona skate punks LightSpeedGo, joins Chris Fox (Vampirates/Voted Best Band) and I (Mr. Pickles) “in-studio” (this past Easter Sunday) to spin the latest punk, exchange war stories, and swear.

Special commentary from Canadian skate punk act Belvedere, Huntington Beach punk rock 3-piece Butcher Hounds, Finnish/Spanish/New Zealand punk band Deposit Man,  Toronto melodic punk rockers Last Imprint, Portland, Oregon’s punk ‘n roll act The Devil’s Troubadours, Grand Rapids pop-punk band The Lippies, Brooklyn-based four-piece The So So Glos, Alberta’s Trashed Ambulance (former members of Chimp Change), and Brazilian skate punk act Tripwire.

THIS WEEK’S PLAYLIST
LightSpeedGo – Get Away
PEARS – Green Star
The Menzingers – Dirty Old Town
Last Imprint – Constrain Our Choices
Trashed Ambulance – Blurry Thoughts
Church Girls – Highfive
Ray Rocket – Pet Sematary
Despite Everything – Joke’s On Us
Stadium Way – Misplaced Rage (feat. Kevin Bivona)
Hesitation Wounds – New Abuse
The Lippies – Garbage Man
Tender Defender – f.e.f.e.
The Devil’s Troubadours – Filthy Punks
Flogging Molly – The Hand of John L. Sullivan
Iggy Pop – Gardenia
Interview w/ Unwritten Law
Unwritten Law – Belongs to You
The So So Glos – Missionary
Nerf Herder – The Girl Who Listened to Rush
Belvedere – Hairline
Deposit Man – Tyranny
Paul Baribeau – Ten Things
Butcher Hounds – Take A Bite
The Word Alive – Trapped
Tripwire HC – Consequences
Scream Theatre (Nick Ameen) – The Answer Lies Within

Hear all the incessant blathering, latest new music and headlines, below.



New Band Alert: Stadium Way (acoustic side project from Matt and Kenny of Noi!se)

The punk rock group Noi!se has got to be the Northwest punk scene’s best kept secret. I have yet to hear a bad song put out by these guys and that includes an entire full-length called The Scars We Hide which hasn’t quite been properly released yet but should be soon.

Whilst we’re waiting for that we’ve got the next best thing, an acoustic side project from Noi!se vocalist Matt Henson and Noi!se drummer Kenny Dirkes. It’s called Stadium Way and it appears they’re just about to release their debut album through Pirates Press (US) and Randale (Europe). No release date yet but the fellas are streaming three tracks from the release to give us a taste of what’s to come.

Check out “Misplaced Rage” (featuring organs from Interrupters’ Kevin Bivona), “Lessons Learned” and “Ever Afraid” below.



Former members of Chimp Change form new band Trashed Ambulance, streaming 4 songs from upcoming album

If you were as upset I was over the demise of Dying Scene Records band Chimp Change then here’s something that might excite you. Alberta’s Trashed Ambulance is a new band featuring one of the co-vocalists and the old drummer from Chimp Change and on March 25th they’ll be releasing their debut full-length “Blurry Thoughts”. If you dug Chimp Change, or just skate-punk in general, you’re going to dig Trashed Ambulance but don’t take my word for it, stream 4 of the songs off the upcoming album below.



Introducing Spanish melodic punk act: No Nipples (free album download)

When I first saw an email in my inbox about a band called No Nipples releasing a new album, I honestly didn’t know what to expect. But a few seconds after clicking play, I knew this 4-piece punk band from Spain was something special. Though I’m only a few tracks in, their new album No Babies Allowed is without a doubt the best thing I’ve heard this year. If you like your punk rock melodic, fast, and with a little español thrown in every few tracks, I highly recommend giving the album a listen below. It’s also free to download on Bandcamp, but if you like what you hear, please support the band by kicking a few bucks their way!



Free Music: The Starry Nights (Lipstick Homicide, The Blendours) s/t EP

Iowa pop-punk quartet The Starry Nights (members of Lipstick HomicideThe Blendours) have a new self-titled EP out, and they’re letting you download it for free/name your price. Listen and/or download below.

If you’re looking for a physical copy of the EP, head over here to the band’s Bandcamp page to grab a copy on CD. While there, you can also download their first release, Full Moon Spells, an acoustic album from founding members of The Starry Nights, Trevor Treiber and Kate Kane. It’s also free/name your price, but I’ll kindly suggest you share the “wealth” and toss them a few dollars if you can.



Introducing New Punk Act: Two For Flinching (free download)

I typically don’t like to do band spotlights on bands that I can only hear one song from but in the case of Perth’s Two For Flinching I’m willing to make an exception. The band is getting ready to release their debut EP “So We’ve Got That In Common” and are offering up a free download of the album’s first single “Super”. It’s got some great intro riffage, a fantastically catchy chorus and just the right amount of gang chants and shouts. All in all, enough for me to put this album on my “wishlist” and to share them with you readers. I highly recommend you give the track a listen below.



New band Couples Fight turns relationship arguments into cleverly composed “dance punk” songs

Here’s something I thought was kinda fun and worth sharing with you guys. Couples Fight is a new electro “dance punk” band comprised of Travis James (of punk act Travis James & the Acrimonious Assembly of Arsonists) and Travis’s ex girlfriend Alaynha Gabrielle. The duo of ex-partners sing through cleverly composed relationship arguments, turning them into fun, little danceable electro punk numbers. They just released their debut EP titled “Breaking Up” and if you’ve spent any amount of time in a relationship you will absolutely relate to every song on it. Steam it below.



New Band Spotlight: Ascend/Descend (hardcore)

Ascend/Descend is a hardcore band out of Boston, MA recently formed under some odd circumstances. By odd circumstances I mean “the place the singer lived in burned down, leaving her homeless.” In the wake of this, it seems she wanted to create some angry music and has achieved that goal. The band is made up of singer Michelle Dugan (her first band) bassist Max Holbrook (Math The Band), guitarist Nicholas Wolf (Phantom Glue and Lunglust) and drummer Alex Garcia-Rivera (American Nightmare, who also recorded the EP).

They just released an EP called “Murdock Street” which you can stream below, or buy for a well-worth-it $5.



Introducing new skacore band: No Person (free download)

My ska-loving friends have always given me crap for the fact that I think it is at it’s best without horns. Today I present a new band playing that type of ska: Pittsburgh, PA’s No Person. They sound like a lo-fi Against All Authority with maybe a sprinkle of Anti-Flag in there.

If that tickles your fancy, they released their first EP called “America.” last week, which you can stream below. Check it out because it sounds pretty good, and if you like what you hear, you can download it for free on bandcamp.



Introducing Skate Punk Act: FORGETABOUTIT (full EP stream)

I’ve said it before and I’m sure I’ll say it again, my favorite thing about running Dying Scene is making new band discoveries and then sharing them with you guys. This week’s favorite discovery hails from Norway and call themselves FORGETABOUTIT. I don’t know much about them as their FB is updated solely in Norwegian despite the fact that they sing exclusively in English. I do know, however, that their music is catchy, fast, melodic, and chock-full of gang vocals and whoa-ohs. Sold yet? Listen to the title track from their debut EP “Compete Or Die” and you will be.



Introducing New Punk Act: Park Sparrows (members of Strike Anywhere, Freeman, etc)

When you’re as big a Strike Anywhere fan as I am any mention of bands featuring their members is all it takes for me to go out of my way to hear what that band sounds like. That’s what drew me in for Richmond, Virginia’s Park Sparrows, which features Strike Anywhere bassist Garth Petrie but in all honesty their sound is much more akin to a Good Riddance with a slightly more street punk vibe than any variation of Strike Anywhere, and that’s not a bad thing at all. In fact, it’s pretty damn awesome. In September the five piece released a four song demo that is many times better than official EPs of much more tenured bands and you can see for yourself by giving it a listen below. The band says they will be recording again soon so let’s hope we don’t have to wait too long for their first “official” release. ————————————————————



Jaret Reddick (Bowling For Soup, Jaret Goes to the Movies, and a slew of other things) co-hosts this week’s exciting episode of Dying Scene Radio!

This week on Dying Scene RadioBobby Pickles welcomes Jaret Reddick (Bowling For SoupJaret Goes to the Movies, and a slew of other things) “in-studio” to co-host the show. The two are proof positive that ANYBODY can be a radio DJ. FUN FACT: cosmic connections are very real.

With special commentary from New York pop-punks Ate Bit, Midwest pop punks, The Distractions, the punk-ish Chicago band, Nervous Passenger, an awesome video production company called Raw Cut Media, and the one-man band himself, straight outta Atlantic City, NJ – Nick Ameen!

Hear all the incessant blathering and latest new music and headlines, below.

This Week’s Playlist
Bowling For Soup – 20 Years (That’s a Lot of Beers)
Nervous Passenger – Good For Nothing
J. Navarro & The Traitors – Water
Foo Fighters – Sean
Looming – Christmastime
Ate Bit – Pointlessly Constant
Hellbent – Washed Out
The Hempsteadys – Bela Lugosi’s Ghost
Lucky Scars – Bandita
The Distractions – In Stereo
Nick Ameen – Brick By Brick
The Low Ends – Solus
Los Ramones – Relámpago
The Lamplighters – Basement
Dead Trains – County Road Bound/Mean Town Blues
Toxic Kid – It’s Christmas Time…Again
Years Asleep – Reflections
Lazy Class – Stracone poklenie
Linterno – Outatime
Hooray for Our Side – Outatime



Introducing Midwest Punk Act: The Distractions (full-album stream)

Melodic punk fans looking for a combination of Midwestern pop-punk sensibilities and 90’s nostalgia, get stoked cuz I’m handing you this little gem on a silver platter. South Bend, IN based punk band, The Distractions have just released their second full-length “Union” through Smoking Cat Records and if you haven’t heard of them yet, don’t worry, neither had I until just now. That’s no reflection on their talent though. I guarantee you’ll dig them 30 seconds into the first track so plug your headphones in and get listening below.



Pickles interviews Finnish heavy metal/bluegrass cover act, Steve’n’Seagulls, who recently went viral with their rendition of the AC/DC classic, Thunderstruck – Dying Scene Radio!

This week on Dying Scene RadioBobby Pickles podcasts from Greater Boston, welcoming yet another different guest co-host, Rob McManus/Northern Shakers. The Bobs are back, briefly! FUN FACT: Rob (Bob) knows less about punk than Bobby.

BAND SPOTLIGHT | TONE LO-KI and Mr. Pickles interview the Finnish heavy metal/bluegrass cover act, Steve’n’Seagulls, who recently went viral with their rendition of the AC/DC classic, Thunderstruck.

With special commentary from Quinte, Ontario’s The Barefoot Sailors, Fredericksburg, VA horror punks Savage Remains, Georgian melodic punk act, Courage, Dear Heart, and the UK/Italian punk sensation, Second Youth.

Hear all the incessant blathering and latest new music and headlines, below.

This Week’s Playlist
The Casualties – Running Through the Night
Copout – No Justification
All Things End – Lost and Faded
Turbonegro – Hot For Nietzsche
Northern Shakers – Lie Awake 
Ship Thieves – Middle Man
Graveyard Johnnys – For Tonight (Live)
Steve’n’Seagulls – Holy Diver
Steve’n’Seagulls Interview
Steve’n’Seagulls – Thunderstruck
Gold Route – Baba O’Riley
Smokey Bastard – Baba Yaga
The Barefoot Sailors – Davy Jones’ Locker
Savage Remains – Bringing Out The Dead
Career Suicide – Cut And Run
Terror – Sick and Tired
Night Birds – (I’m) Wired
Weezer – Thank God for Girls
Courage, Dear Heart – Shallowed Be Thy Name
The Dirty Nil – No Weaknesses
The Bloodstrings – Tonight We Dine in Hell
Bears! Bears! Bears! – I Want A Boat
Second Youth – Glass Roof