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The Suicide Machines, The Black Dahlia Murder, Municipal Waste, and more to perform at Black Christmas in Detroit

The holidays are well and truly on their way now, and what better way to begin than for the people at Black Iris Booking to announce the lineup for the annual Black Christmas event. The show is scheduled to take place on December 30th at the Majestic Theatre in Detroit, Michigan.

This year’s stacked lineup features The Suicide Machines, The Black Dahlia Murder, Municipal Waste, Fucked Up, Mustard Plug, Koffin Kats, Flamingo Nosebleed, HIFI Handgrenades, Tart, The Bison Machine, Dirtwolf, The Idiot Kids, S.U.B., Cheapshow, Madhouse, Rebel Spies, The War Between, and J. Navarro & The Traitors.

If you are interested in going, you can learn more about the event on the official event page on Facebook here.

Bears! Bears! Bears! (ska-punk) release new EP “Every Piece Counts”

Providence, RI 7 piece Ska Punk outfit Bears! Bears! Bears! have released a new EP called Every Piece Counts.

You can give it a listen below, and if you like what you hear, the band is offering the whole thing as a pay what you want download.

Every Piece Counts was released on December 10th, 2016.

Beng Beng Cocktail (“Crystalcore”) premiere “Six Roses” off upcoming album “Like A Brother”

On March 1st of 2017 Beng Beng Cocktail will be releasing their long overdue follow-up to 2012’s “Choices” LP. The new album will be titled “Like A Brother” and it will feature 15 tracks of the same semi-acoustic, hip-hop influenced ska-punk (“crystalcore” as they call it) you may or may not be familiar with.

To give you a little taste of what’s to come we’re pleased to premiere a cut from the new album in the form of a new tune called “Six Roses”. Jam that bad boy below.

New Video: Big D & The Kids Table cover Sam Black Church’s “Infernal Machine”

Cool new video from Boston vets Big D & The Kids Table. It’s for the song “Infernal Machine” which, as the title of this very post points out, is a cover of a track by an even more veteran Boston-area band, Sam Black Church. Check out the video here.

Big D’s cover of “Infernal Machine” appears on their recent split flexi-disc with Doped Up Dollies, which finds the latter band covering the inimitable Morphine’s “Early To Bed.” It’s available in digital download and limited-edition flexi-disk through Paper + Plastick‘s Rare Breed Records imprint. Click here to purchase your own, or click here to stream the release online!

The Interrupters release new video for “By My Side”

L.A. ska band The Interrupters just released a video for their song “By My Side,” and you can check it out below.  The song appears on the band’s outstanding sophomore album, Say It Out Loud, which was released on Hellcat Records in June of this year.

The Interrupters just finished a nationwide headlining tour with support from Bad Cop Bad Cop.  You can check out a review of the Boston show here.

Behind Deadlines stream upcoming album “Status Quo”

Philly ska/pop-punk band Behind Deadlines are streaming their newest album, Status Quo, over on their Bandcamp page. The new 11-track album is ska – as we all love it – and the grace of pop-punk all bundled up in to one massive release.

Digital and physical sales are currently available, with physical sales coming with 4 bonus tracks. You can listen to the whole thing and check out the merch options below.

Status Quo serves as a follow-up to the group’s 2015 EP, Before Summer Ends. 

David McWane (Big D + The Kids Table) publishes first novel, “Kringle”

Well here’s a fun little story just in time for the holidays (and yes, I’m mindful that this is not a place that people usually frequent for “fun little holiday stories,” but we think you’ll dig this one).

David McWane, frontman for long-running Boston-based band Big D & The Kids Table, has published his first novel. It’s called “Kringle: The Story of a Young Toymaker,” and it’s published under the moniker “D.P. McWane.” Here’s the official blurb about the book:

A young carpenter starts a new life in a small New England town where he makes toys for an unscrupulous boss. He meets a single mother and helps her sons’ gang, The Airlords, build “Buck Rogers spaceships” looking sleds to race. They expose the boss’s sham and on Dec. 24th he delivers toys to every child so they can “feel fortunate, even if it’s for just one day”. Along the way he earns the love of the single mother and sons.

“Kringle” is officially available for purchase today. You can order it in hardcover here or in soft cover here, and we’re told it’ll be available on Amazon in the near future. Pick it up, and stay tuned; we’ll try to pick Dave’s brain about it in the next week or so and report back!

Slam Dunk Festival (UK) adds Less Than Jake, Don Broco and Bowling For Soup to their 2017 lineup

The travelling show that is the UK’s Slam Dunk Festival has added another group of bands to its lineup. Joining the likes of Enter Shikari and Cute Is What We Aim For will be Less Than Jake, Don Broco and Bowling For Soup. There are also still plenty of other bands to be announced for the event which takes place in Birmingham, Leeds and Hatfield on May Bank Holiday weekend.



Backyard Superheroes (Ska) stream new EP “Tangerine Drive”

New Jersey based ska act Backyard Superheroes have released a new EP called Tangerine Drive.

You can give it a listen below, and if you like what you hear, the band is offering the whole thing as a pay what you want download.

Tangerine Drive was released on November 18th, 2016.

Save Ferris announce new EP, US tour

Orange County ska-punk band Save Ferris will be releasing a new EP and touring the US in 2017. Checkered Past is set to release on February 10th, and it will be the band’s first new music in 15 years. Stay tuned for more details on the EP, and check out the tour dates below.

Here’s what frontwoman Monique Powell had to say about all of this:

“Since this incarnation of Save Ferris first played together in 2013, the band and I have been working on new music, arranging schedules and selectively playing local shows to get ready for a tour. I have had to tell our fans to ‘be patient, I promise it’ll happen’ for too long now! But now here we are. I can’t believe we’ve made it this far….and now you get to see us in a town near you. For the first time in 15 years, Save Ferris is coming to get you! Are you ready?”

Save Ferris “reunited” in 2013, with a lineup featuring no prior members aside from Powell. This sparked criticism from former members of the band, who actually took Powell to court over allegations that she falsely promoted the “Save Ferris Reunion” without their permission.

Less Than Jake sign to Pure Noise Records, announce U.S. tour with Pepper

Gainesville ska-punk veterans Less Than Jake have announced they are now signed to Pure Noise Records, and will release new music early next year on that label. The band writes:

“These days putting out new records for LTJ has become a lesson in record collecting, but the choice of label is always about mutual respect. Watching Pure Noise work hard over the years and maneuver through the modern music industry should be a lesson for any labels that are just starting out. Couple that with how much they understand the history of LTJ, that they have favorite songs by the band, and understand where we are right now in our career, makes Pure Noise a perfect place for LTJ and the new release.”

In addition, the band announced a U.S. tour with Pepper, which will take place in January and February of next year. The dates and locations of the tour can be found below.

Crabhammer stream new song “#trumptweets”

Ska/punk outfit Crabhammer are now streaming their new tune “#trumptweets.”

You can give it a listen below.

Crabhammer last released the single “To Protect And Swerve” last month.

DS Exclusive Premiere: Behind Deadlines (Ska) Premieres “Optimism” From Upcoming LP “Status Quo”

Schuylkill River skanks, Behind Deadlines (oh, what an appropriate band name) has a new album available for digital download on December 1st via FTLP Records. Before they hit the road in support of the LP “Status Quo”, they wanted to treat our readers to an exclusive first listen! How thoughtful! Check out the single, “Optimism” below. If you like what you hear, it’s available for download over at Bandcamp for “Name Your Price”!

If you live in the Delaware Valley, they’ll also have some physical copies available at their local shows on Friday 11/18 at Voltage Lounge in Philly and Sunday 11/20 at 1984 in Wilmington, Delaware. Go snag a copy while catching a live performance of the new album. Consider it they’re parting gift to the home crowd before they head out west, ultimately ending in Mexico (dates and stops below). Hurry back before the wall goes up, boys!

Supervillians (ska) stream new single “Political Porn”

The Supervillains are currently in the studio recording tracks for their 9th album, due out in 2017. In anticipation of that record, they recently released a new single “Political Porn” which will be released on limited flexi vinyl through Paper and Plastik Records.

No strangers to controversy, “Political Porn” is a vivid take on the sensory-overload perception of American politics. Check out what they have to say on the subject,

“Our country used to hold certain things like social issues, values, and diversity as sacred, and we could be fairly civil about it. Now, we spend more time on the internet jacking off to our own opinions to the point where its just like watching porn” says singer/guitarist Skart. “Sometimes, its hard to tell which is worse for you.”

The single is straight-ahead punk rock which contrasts entirely to the single’s B-side, a dub reggae version, in true Supervillians style,  of Nine Inch Nails’ “Head Like A Hole”

In anticipation of the new album you can stream the new single “Political Porn” below.

Reel Big Fish and Anti-Flag announce co-headlining US tour

California ska-punk veterans Reel Big Fish have announced more tour dates for their US tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of their second album Turn the Radio Off‘. This new leg will feature co-headliners Anti-Flag (playing their 1996 debut Die for the Government) and run from January 4th through mid February. Check out all the dates and locations below.

Reel Big Fish are playing their breakthrough album “Tun The Radio Off”  in its entirety each night of the tour, the first leg of which is in progress now with Masked Intruder, PPL MVR and Stacked Like Pancakes.

Reel Big Fish’s latest album Candy Coated Fury came out in 2012 through Rock Ridge Music.