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Agent Orange, Guttermouth, The Queers and Atom Age Announce US Tour Dates

It seems like some combination of Agent Orange, Guttermouth, The Queers and Atom Age are almost always on tour, and starting next month, they’ll all be on tour together in the States. The monthlong run kicks off just after Valentine’s Day in Dallas, and finishes up just after St. Patty’s Day in Nebraska. Check out the full rundown below!



Riot Fest Chicago announces 2016 After Shows

Riot Fest organizers have announced the official After Shows for the festival’s 2016 stop in Chicago, Illinois. A few the bands playing these shows include Bad Religion, Agent OrangeSwingin’ Utters, Off With Their Heads, and The Specials.

The full schedule of After Shows for the 2016 edition of Riot Fest Chicago can be found below. You can grab tickets for these shows starting this Friday, August 19th at 10am CDT.



DS Photo Gallery: Agent Orange, Atom Age, Civil War Rust at DNA Lounge, SF (1.22.16)

I began last weekend’s string of shows Friday night with a band I had never seen before, and was extremely excited to do so – Agent Orange. The band first came into my consciousness when I started playing Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, and the band’s famous “Bloodstains” was part of the soundtrack. Those games were as influential as Punk-O-Rama, Mailorder Is Fun, Fat comps, or any other large collection of punk, in forming my love for the music I hold so dear.

DNA Lounge owner Barry Synoground is not just a business owner, he’s also a rad dude with an affinity for good music – specifically punk. The line-up last Friday epitomized that sentiment, with local Civil War Rust opening the night to a relatively full and eager crowd. I had seen the band a couple months ago with Dying Scene’s Yankee Brutal, and was excited for another raucous night. I love bands that exude passion on their sleeve, that show the drive and energy through their live performance, and Civil War Rust is just that band. The band is touring on the heels of their latest release “Help Wanted” which just came out last November (you can listen to it here). The guys really have it all – melody, grit, drops, breaks, bridges, gang vocals, and a fan-base that isn’t afraid to get their feet moving, and keep them moving, the entire set. I’m a huge fan of these guys and look forward to seeing more success from the quartet.

Keeping the energy flowing, and the local blood playing, next to the stage was Oakland-based The Atom Age (whom DNA owner Barry is a huge fan). The band released their latest album “Hot Shame” last summer and of course played their hit song “It’s A Mess”. I first saw the band six years ago, and since then I have witnessed a true development as the guys have really come into their own. Rocky, punky, funky, with a saxophone that reverberates through the entire venue. Guitarist/vocalist Peter Niven has become somewhat of a punk heartthrob it seems, as female fans woo over his every move.

The main event had finally arrived – Agent Orange. I was so excited to see the band and as they took to stage and opened with “Miserlou”, I know I was in for one treat of a set. If you could pick a handful of albums that really defined and drove punk back in the day, and have remained influential to this day, “Living In Darkness” is one of those albums. The band knows it, and samples heavily off the 1981 release, including “Too Young To Die”, “Everything Turns Grey”, “No Such Thing”, and of course “Bloodstains” to name a few. The band is timeless and sounds just as good today as they did 35 years ago. Seeing these guys was a real treat and definitely an early highlight to the year.

Have a look at the night’s photos below.

Thank you to Barry, Peter, Alan, and everyone else who contributed to this awesome night.



HD Full Set Video: Agent Orange live @ Local 662 in St. Pete, FL

Agent Orange are currently in the midst of a US tour, which kicked off in Arizona and has made its way through Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, etc. and will soon be stopping in Texas and Louisiana.

Those who haven’t been able to catch a show are in luck, because we have just come across HD footage of the California surf punks’ full set from the tour’s stop at the Local 662 in St. Pete, Florida! Check it out below and thank us later.

Agent Orange last released a best-of album entitled “Surf Punks” in 2011. Their last studio full-length was 1996’s “Virtually Indestructible.”



Agent Orange announce US spring tour

Agent Orange will be hitting the road for a US tour this March! You can find full details on when and where they’ll be playing below.

The band last released a best-of album entitled “Surf Punks” in 2011. Their last studio full-length was 1996’s “Virtually Indestructible.”



Agent Orange robbed at gunpoint in Hamtramck, Michigan

Bad news coming from the Agent Orange camp today…

Apparently, while hanging out in front of the club they were playing at last night in Hamtramck, Michigan, the California punk veterans were robbed at gunpoint! Luckily, everyone in the band is okay and the thief only made off with bassist Perry Giordano’s iPhone and $12 cash.

In other words, what is it with punk bands and getting robbed? We’ve posted more stories about bands (and members of bands) having their stuff stolen, their vans broken into, etc. than I can count on both hands… and what makes it even worse is the fact that most of the bands it seems to happen to are the smaller guys who are already having a hard time making a living off playing music.



Guttermouth announce US tour w/ Agent Orange & Piñata Protest

OC punks Guttermouth have announced they will be hitting the road for a US tour with Agent Orange and Piñata Protest after wrapping up their final tour of Australia this Saturday.

Check out the dates and locations below.

Guttermouth’s last album “Shave the Planet” came out in 2006 on Volcom Entertainment. They have since released a split 7-inch with The New Threat. Their side’s available for free download right here.



Live Video: Agent Orange “Secret Agent Man/Living in Darkness”

The good people over at Blank TV have posted live footage of Agent Orange performing “Secret Agent Man” and “Living in Darkness.” Check it out here.

Agent Orange last released a best-of compilation entitled “Surf Punks” last year.



The Queers, Agent Orange to tour East Coast

Pop-punkers The Queers are heading out on a co-headlining tour of the U.S. East Coast with Agent Orange.  The tour starts August 9th in Baltimore and will draw to a close 9 days later in New York.  You can check out the full tour dates right here.

At last check, The Queers were working on a new album which they were hoping to put out before year’s end.  Agent Orange last released a best-of compilation entitled “Surf Punks” last year.



16 Great Halloween Punk Songs!

Happy Halloween, punk fans!  I’m sure many of you are still recuperating from the FEST or Halloween themed blowouts over the weekend but don’t forget, this holiday is still raging on until tomorrow.  If you feel yourself running out of steam, we’ve compiled a list of 10 classic Halloween punk songs to keep you going.

Rock out to the list right here.



“Punk Rock Karaoke” hits Europe

This would honestly be a dream come true.  “Punk Rock Karaoke” is Eric Melvin (NOFX), Steve Soto (Adolescents, 22Jacks, Agent Orange, Manic Hispanic), Derek O’Brien (Social Distorsion, DI, Agent Orange) and Greg Hetson (Bad Religion, Circle Jerks).  They go around playing shows letting fans live out their punk rock fantasies as lead singer.  The only catch is, they only do pre 1983 punk songs (see the songlist here).

Anyway, the gang is heading to Europe so if you live on that side of the pond check out the dates and locations here.



Agent Orange announce Australian adventure

Californian original surf punks Agent Orange have announced a few Australian dates in October, hitting Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Perth. The band have been mostly quiet since their 1996 studio album “Virtually Indestructible”, only showing up occasionally to play a few dates or release a single.

For more information on the tour dates and how to get tickets click here.



Agent Orange streaming 2 brand new songs from upcoming Halloween themed single

Old school Southern California surf punks Agent Orange are releasing their first newly recorded songs in many years in the form of a Halloween themed single. It will feature 2 brand new songs, “This House Is Haunted” and “Whistling Past The Graveyard,” and you can stream both of them right here.

The single will be available on the band’s upcoming tour (check out their MySpace for dates) or via iTunes.



Artists and details announced for Interpunk.com’s American Skate Fest 10

american-skate-festFor two days at Skatopia in Rutland, Ohio the “modern day punk version of Woodstock” will take place with bands like 7Seconds, Youth Brigade, Agent Orange, and others all hitting the stage.

Taking place on June 25th and 26th, the first ever edition of this festival is bringing a couple of big names so click here for info on tickets and directions.