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Pickles interviews Jared Stinson (SIC WAITING), “Crazy James” guest hosts – plus a recap of music/headlines on this week’s exciting installment of Dying Scene Radio!

This week on Dying Scene RadioBobby Pickles welcomes “Crazy James” Zinkand (his second guest co-host in two weeks) in-studio (his mom’s car) to discuss punk related topics (and James’ alcoholism) while Elena Venetia ponders her possible return to the show (Bobby can be overbearing, sometimes). If you miss Elena’s insights and would like her back as much as Bobby does, please feel free to persuade her via emailFUN FACT: Crazy James saw The Eagles of Death Metal at Le Bataclan in 2009.

BAND SPOTLIGHT | Pickles interviews Jared Stinson, frontman of SoCal skate-punk act, SIC WAITING, from his mobile studio, parked in front of NYHC Tattoos, on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

With special commentary from Jacksonville, Florida melodic punk act Flag On Fire, North Carolina ska-punk group Just The Tip!, Virginia Beach newcomers Lifeboat!, Orange County ska-punk act Save Ferris, German punks The Black Tape, Swedish punk rockers Scumbag Millionaire, and the best band in the world X-Ray Vision.

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

This Week’s Playlist
Anger Flares – Rebels With Cause
Beans On Toast – I’m Home When You Hold Me
The Black Tape – Antennas Of War
Coma Commander – Christopher Robin And The Giant Blisters
The Devil Wears Prada – Alien
NerveGuns – Every Single Day
Riverboat Gamblers – I Wanna Destroy You
Scumbag Millionaire – Gotta Move
Sic Waiting – A Red House and Bones
Interview – Jared Stinson/Sic Waiting
Sic Waiting – The Salesman
Skipjack – Something to Believe In
State Line Syndicate – Loves Me So
Strike Again – Burning Heart
X-Ray Vision – Get Outta My Room Mom!
Fake Legacy – Haters Always Gonna Hate
Flag On Fire – #96
Greg Rekus – Stay
Wadeye – Never Forget
Good Charlotte – Makeshift Love
Handguns – Bury Me
Just The Tip! – Satellites
¡La Vasa! – Forgive And Forget
Leftover Crack – Bedbugs & Beyond
Lifeboat! – Not Myself
Todd Beene – We Miss You

Ep 34 Dying Scene Radio – Pickles gets personal with “Stupid Martini” of NJ female fronted horror punks, Thee Money $hot – RIP Brandon Carlisle

This week on Dying Scene RadioElena Venetia takes the week off, so Bobby Pickles conducts the podcast from Jersey City, NJ with longtime friend Adrien “Stupid Martini” De Martini, bassist of the female fronted horror punk act, Thee Money $hot. Things get personal, as los bastardos spin tales of atheism, Florida, talentless musicianship, and the untimely death of Teenage Bottlerocket drummer Brandon Carlisle. Bobby also openly apologizes for his wasted, unprofessional antics on last week’s episode; suffice it to say, Bobby doesn’t remember Halloween, but Stupid Martini is quick to remind Pickles of the Halloween two years prior. Have you ever shat your pants at a costume party? FUN FACT: Bobby has! (With special commentary from Mexico City’s Anti-Venöm, Cincinnati punk rockers, UnderTipper, and the new, surf-obsessed, totally-from-California punk band, The All Brights).

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

This Week’s Playlist
Dead Saturday – Teenage Bottlerocket
The Digs – Ready Set
Drones – From Birth To Grave
Brick By Brick – These Streets
Anti-Venöm – Enough Is Enough feat. Night Gaunts and Riot Ska Chris
51percent – Disconnected (Face To Face)
Big Eyes – Local Celebrity
Thee Money $hot – Stoked
Aiden – No Gods
UnderTipper – El Bastardo
Naked Raygun – Broken Things
The All Brights – West Coast F#@k You
Youth Decay – The Party’s Over
Sonic Boom Six – No Man, No Right
Cavaverman – Don’t Cross The Streams
Dollar Signs – The End

Torso (Hardcore/D-beat) stream debut album “Sono Pronta a Morire”

Torso is a new hardcore and D-beat punk band from the Bay Area that features members of hardcore act PUNCH.  They are streaming their debut album Sono Pronta a Morire in its entirety, and you can give it a listen below.   It’s a little more straightforward hardcore punk than the blast beat powerviolence of PUNCH, but still has the same anger and aggression, and rips just as hard.

Sono Pronta a Morire was released on September 7th via Sorry State Records.

Introducing New Punk ‘n Roll Act: The Devil’s Troubadours

Portland, Oregon’s punk ‘n roll act The Devil’s Troubadours will be releasing their debut EP in November through Zomie! Media records and you can check out “Brotherhood” and “Suddenly”, two track featured on the release below.

Elena and Bobby talk genres, germany and kangaroo va-jay-jays with Nathan Gray of boysetsfire on this week’s episode of Dying Scene Radio

This week on Dying Scene RadioElena Venetia reports from the field, travelling by Chinatown Bus from NYC to Delaware to interview Nathan Gray, frontman of the post-hardcore/punk band, boysetsfireBobby Pickles joins the conversation from the comfort of his studio, where he is safe to interrogate the singer from afar. Then Masked Intruder bumps the pair before their concert at NYC’s Webster Hall. Apparently, a hapless sound technician spilled his beer on the soundboard just prior to soundcheck, killing all hope of podcasting with the criminal quartet. How punk rock is that! But, Bobby vows to get the scoop next week during FEST 14, or go to jail trying. Episode 32’s recurring theme: Kangaroos and their multitude of va-jay-jays.

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

Introducing New Ska-Punk Band: Bears! Bears! Bears! (free album download)

Bears! Bears! Bears!, a new 6 piece Ska Punk outfit from Providence, RI, has just released its debut, seven song EP, “Bad News Bears! Bears! Bears!”, which you can stream below and download for free through the artist’s bandcamp.

Bears! has barely (no pun intended) hit the scene, but has been working for over a year on this release. For fans of Less Than Jake, Suicide Machines, Potshot, Slapstick.

Introducing Garage Punk Act: The Sangomas (full album stream)

The Sangomas are one of those bands that walks a fine line between punk and good old fashion sweaty rock. Their brand new full-length “Giddyup & Destroy” is titled perfectly. Thirteen tracks of punk infused rock ‘n roll anthems and you can enjoy the pleasure of streaming all of them below.

Introducing Street Punk Band: Lazy Class (full EP stream)

So Lazy Class has been putting out music for a few years now but I didn’t discover them until today so I figured if they’re “new” to me they’ll likely be “new” to a lot of you as well. The threesome from Poland plays straight up street-punk and if it weren’t for the slight Polish accent you’d easily think of them as an early 90’s Epitaph band. They just released a new EP titled “Hell Of San Domingo” through Rebellion Records and you can stream the entire thing below. —————————————-

Introducing Ska-Punk Act: Ill Gotten Gains (full album stream)

Fans of gritty crossover ska/street-punk, here’s one you’re going to want to check out. UK’s Ill Gotten Gains have just released their debut full-length through Unknown Records and its packed with 10 street punk anthems laced with a very healthy dose of ska upstrokeage. Give the album a listen below.

Introducing DC Punk Act: Free Children Of Earth (members of Trial By Fire, Darkest Hour, The Explosion, Majority Rule)

Free Children Of Earth is a Washington DC band formerly known as Beasts of No Nation and featuring members of Trial By Fire, Darkest Hour, The Explosion, and Majority Rule. With a pedigree like this one, its not surprising that the band plays politically charged hardcore punk and on November 20th you’ll get a full dose of just that in the form of a new LP titled Terminal Stasis.

The album will be released through Cricket Cemetery Records and you can get yourself a little taste by streaming its first single “No Broken Circles” below.

Introducing Punk ‘N Roll Act: Quarter Tank (full album stream)

Six songs into Quarter Tank‘s new full length “We Brought The Fire” I still can’t decide if this band is punk, heavy metal or hard rock. And that’s turning out to be a good thing because the truth is, it doesn’t matter – they kicks ass. The foursome has been playing together since 2006 but “We Brought The Fire” is the group’s recording debut and they just released earlier this month. If you consider yourself a fan of most things punk, metal and hard rock do yourself a favor and stream the entire album below.

BABES IN TOYLAND talk next record, current lineup and more with Elliott of Little Punk People in NYC

Kat, Lori & Clara of Babes in Toyland sat with Elliott Fullam of Little Punk People at their Irving Plaza show in NYC and talked about how their new record will probably sound heavier than their previous releases along with how well things are going with their new bassist Clara. They also discuss a lot more in the video link below.

The band was incredibly sweet to Elliott and they even gave him a big shout-out in the middle of their set. The lights went on him and they had him stand up and wave back at everyone and the band, which was amazing. And the band played an energetic set to a full house of enthusiastic fans who screamed along to favorites such as “Bruise Violet” and “Oh Yea”. Their new bassist Clara showed a persona of total bliss (we also witnessed her proud father watching the show in bliss as he was sitting right near us) and she held her own alongside the ferocious performance of drummer Lori Barbero and singer/guitarist Kat Bjelland, whose vocals sent shockwaves throughout the venu. Babes in Toyland are currently on their reunion tour which ends at FUN FUN FUN Fest in Austin, Texas on November 6th.

And they signed Elliott’s record! Thanks again, gals!!!

Introducing New Garage Punk Act: Dream Homeless (full album stream)

If you dig punk rock with a good dose of lo-fi garage rock swagger then I’ve got a new band for you to add to your radar. Dream Homeless hails form Switzerland and a couple weeks ago they release their debut full-length “Not For The Glory, Just For The Party” and if you dig bands like PUP I highly encourage you to stream this release below.

Bobby Pickles interviews Millencolin on this week’s episode of Dying Scene Radio

This week on Dying Scene RadioBobby Pickles chats with Mathias Färm and Erik Ohlsson of the legendary Swedish skate-punk band Millencolin prior to their stop at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, on the North American leg of their 2015 True Brew tour. Pickles probes the two Scandinavian guitarists about that time their mutual friend, Frankie Dan acclaimed tattoo artist who passed away unexpectedly at the age of 35, had the entire band tattoo their signatures onto his leg. Erik says they have the entire encounter on video somewhere and they will post it soon, now that they have heard the news of Frankie’s untimely demise. Bobby also asks the two about Millencolin’s iconic sound, their preference for Viking women, and then relays several offensively idiotic questions that were penned by Bob NoxiousVideo of Bobby Pickles’ full-interview with Millencolin can be found on the DSR YouTube page. Vignettes by: Dan of Still Alive, Mark of Madaline, and Shaun Colón and Joel Herrera of A Fat Wreck and Punk Rock Film FestEpisode 29’s recurring theme: Crapping out on punk rock knowledge.

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

Dynamite Dynamite – Die For This
The Mistakes – Sick Of The Sun
Still Alive – Choices
Madaline – No Sound
Blisterhead – Tumbling Down
Harrington Saints – Side By Side
Half Empty Glass – People Like You
Millencolin Interview
Millencolin – Bring Me Home
Ivan Drago – Coming Down
Start At Zero – Buzzer Beater

Introducing Melodic Hardcore Act Greater Distance (free EP download)

I don’t know what the weather is like wherever you’re reading this but here in NYC its pouring cats and dogs for for some reason that puts me in the mood for a little melodic hardcore. Queue up Greater Distance, a three piece melodic hardcore act from Concord, California. These dudes just put out their debut EP titled “Abode” and you can stream it below. If you dig it you can download it for free on bandcamp.