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DS Photo Gallery: The Flatliners, Pkew Pkew Pkew, Garrett Dale and Dan Webb and The Spiders (Cambridge, MA)

If you’ve read any of the online comment sections surrounding the release of Inviting Light, the latest full-length from The Flatlinersyou’re no doubt aware that critics of the band feel they lost a couple miles (or is it kilometers?) per hour off their collective fastball. Let this be yet another lesson to you as to why it is never, ever a good idea to read the comments; let it be known that The Flats still slay.

As the northeastern US leg of their Inviting Light tour wound down, the band found themselves headlining a sold-out Sunday night show at the legendary Middle East nightclub in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The band kicked off their hour-plus set with “Mammals,” the slow burning lead track from Inviting Light, and seemed to have the capacity crowd hooked from the first notes. I’m not entirely certain if the band finds that reassuring, but I know that I do personally, given the amount of love I have for Inviting Light and the prevailing chatter about the band’s first non-Fat Wreck release in a decade. The quarters at upstairs at the Middle East are cramped and hot and sweaty when the venue is sold out, but the crowd was in high-energy motion by the time the crescendo built to the first chorus in “Mammals,” resulting in the first stage dive attempt of the night (albeit not an overly successful one).

The band tore through a seventeen-song main set that was pretty equally representative of their recent catalog, with four or five songs each from Inviting Light and it’s two immediate predecessors (2010’s Cavalcade and 2013’s Dead Language), though the two song encore consisting of “He Was A Jazzman” and “Shithawks” ultimately tipped the scales in Cavalcade‘s favor. Frontman Chris Cresswell’s voice sounds just as snarly and aggressive as ever when he wants it to, though he’s really pushed himself as a singer in more recent years. A lot of times in the live show of a rather dynamic band, you’ll find the bass player locked in to his spot at the drummer’s side allowing whoever is singing or playing guitar (or both) to roam and wander, both literally and musically. That’s not the case in The Flatliners, as the rhythm section of Paul Ramirez (drums) and Jon Darbey (bass) exhibit little in the way of interplay on stage yet remain more musically locked in the vast majority of their counterparts, making it look both infectiously fun and frustratingly easy in the process. Cresswell and lead guitarist Scott Brigham have grown immensely as guitar players over the years as their sonic palettes have expanded, and they too seem to bounce off each other in effortless, symbiotic ways. Much has been made of this being the year that not only do all the band’s members turn thirty (which boggles the mind) but the year that the band itself turns fifteen (which causes the mind to explode, Scanners-style), giving the band a well-earned reputation as valiant road warriors. If Sunday’s show — and specifically the crowd reaction — at the Middle East was any indication, they may actually just be hitting their stride now, which is a pretty inspiring thing.

Direct support on this entire tour was provided by Pkew Pkew Pkew and Red City Radio‘s Garrett Dale, the latter doing the solo troubadour thing. We’ve been big fans of the four handsome Torontonian Pkew fellas since their self-titled debut album was initially released a year ago on Royal Mountain Records a year ago, so news not only of their spot opening for the Flatliners but the more recent announcement of their having signed with SideOneDummy Records has made for pretty exciting times. The band’s live show is just as fun and high energy and handsome (did we mention handsome?) as their album is, and even though a lot of the songs might be straight-forward jams about hanging out and drinking beers, don’t let that fool you; these dudes can really, seriously play. There’s a camaraderie between not only the individual band’s members but really between all the members of this two-week East Coast jaunt, with the Flats, Pkew Pkew Pkew and Garrett Dale making frequent references to the good times they’ve been having on this trip. Dale is another classic example of not letting the occasionally straight-forward nature of the songwriting fool you; in the solo format, he’s got a gravelly voice that is full of the kind of heartbreaking soul guys like Chuck Ragan and Tom Waits have made their hallmarks, and it forces you to take notice whether he’s singing about lost love or seeing a dead body or, well, the devil’s weed.

Local support on this show came by way of Dan Webb and The Spiders.  DWaTS are one of those local bands that I’m sure most scenes might have that really should be bigger than they are. The four-piece rock-and-roll band plays hard and fast, a not-quite-punk-rock but also not-quite-90’s-alternative vibe that cuts across genres and makes them a perfect fit on a fairly wide range of bills, especially on one as varied as this particular show. One of these days, DWaTS…one of these days…

Check out our full photo gallery below. While you’re at it, the Flatties recently announced a set of West Coast tour dates around the US and Canada. They will be accompanied by The Smith Street Band, up until It’s Not Dead Fest. They are also adding a few dates to the end of July, in Canada, supporting Sum 41Check out all the dates here



Garrett Dale (Red City Radio) announces surprise EP, streams new song ‘2016 was…’

Red Scare Records just announced a surprise EP from Red City Radio‘s frontman Garrett Dale. The three song long release will be out on Friday and is available for pre-order here from the label itself, or you can get one at Garrett’s upcoming tour dates with The Flatliners and Pkew Pkew Pkew.

You can find the folky ‘2016 was…’ and full tour dates below.



The Flatliners announce east coast tour with PKEW PKEW PKEW and Garret Dale (Red City Radio)

Toronto’s The Flatliners recently announced a set of East Coast tour dates around the US. They will be accompanied by fellow Toronto punks PKEW PKEW PKEW and Oklahoma City’s Garret Dale (Red City Radio). The tour will begin in Buffalo NY on July 7th and will come to its end in Philadelphia, PA on July 17th.

You can view a full list of dates and locations below.



Red City Radio stream new single “Rebels”

Oklahoma City punk band Red City Radio are streaming a brand new single track called “Rebels.” You can listen to the song on the band’s website here.

Red City Radio last released their self-titled album in 2015 on Staple Records.



Red City Radio perform “Joy Comes With the Morning” on Live! From the Rock Room

Oklahoma City punks Red City Radio’s third and final song for Live! From the Rock Room, “Joy Comes With the Morning” is up on YouTube.

The band also performed “Rest Easy” and “In the Meantime” for the YouTube channel.

Check out the “Joy Comes With the Morning” performance below. One of my favorite songs from one of my favorite bands.



Red City Radio stream new single “If You Want Blood (Be My Guest)”

Oklahoma City punks Red City Radio have released a new single, “If You Want Blood (Be My Guest).”

You can give it a listen here.

Red City Radio last released their self-titled album in 2015 on Staple Records.



New Video: Red City Radio – “Rest Easy” from Live From The Rock Room

Oklahoma City punks Red City Radio have unveiled the music video for their track “Rest Easy,” filmed for Live From The Rock Room during their recent swing through Illinois. Check it out below.

“Rest Easy” is the second track on RCR’s self-titled 2015 album, released on Staple Records.



Groezrock adds Gorilla Biscuits, Cro-Mags and more to this year’s line-up


Belgium’s finest punk festival Groezrock added some tasty new names to it’s line-up yesterday. Gorilla Biscuits, Cro-Mags, Choking Victim, Red City Radio, Swinging’ Utters, Jeff Rosenstock, No Turning Back, Wolf Down, Incendiary, Blood Youth, toyGuitar, Nothington, Mobina Galore, Zebrahead, Boston Manor, Call It Off, Sky Harbor, mewithoutYou, Trade Wind, Arcane Roots, Counterfeit, Cocaine Piss, Brutus, F.O.D. and Young Hearts will all be visiting Meerhout on the 29th or 30th of April.

Tickets for this year’s installment of Groezrock are available here. Previously announced bands playing the festival include Deftones, Parkway Drive, Thrice, Anti-Flag and Pennywise. The full line-up can be found below.



Red City Radio announce spring tour with The Bombpops and Russian Girlfriends

Oklahoma City punks Red City Radio have announced a tour with The Bombpops and Russian Girlfriends, set to take place this spring. The 2-week run will stop in parts of the US and Canada.

Check out the tour dates below to see if there’s a show near you.

Red City Radio last released their self-titled album in 2015 on Staple Records.



Red City Radio plays acoustic version of “Electricity” for Ratio Sessions

Oklahoma City punks Red City Radio recently stopped by Ratio Beerworks in Denver to play an acoustic version of their song “Electricity” for the brewery’s Ratio Sessions.

You can check out the video below.

Red City Radio’s latest release, a self-titled album, came out in 2015 through Staple Records.



Free download of Road to Fest Sampler from Gainesville’s Paper + Plastick Records

In preparation for for the 15th annual Fest in Gainesville Florida, Paper + Plastick Records has compiled a 15 track sampler called “Road to Fest 15”.

Check out the track list and download the free sampler below.

 

 

 

 



Red City Radio announce west coast shows

Oklahoma City punks Red City Radio have announced a few west coast shows surrounding their appearance at Awesome Fest X in San Diego, CA. See if they’re playing near you below.

Red City Radio’s latest release, a self-titled album, came out in 2015 through Staple Records.



Awesome Fest announces full 2016 lineup

After months of bands being added in small increments, the lineup for the 10th annual Awesome Fest has been finalized. Red City Radio, The Capitalist Kids, Broadway Calls, Toys That Kill and many others will be playing the San Diego punk festival from September 2nd-4th.

Check out the full lineup for Awesome Fest X below, and buy grab 3-day passes for $50 here.



Red City Radio announce west coast tour with Russian Girlfriends

Oklahoma City punks Red City Radio have announced they will be touring the west coast this May, leading up to their appearance at Punk Rock Bowling 2016. The tour will see the band joined by Albuquerque’s Russian Girlfriends.

You can check out all of the dates and locations they’ll be stopping at below.

Red City Radio’s latest release, a self-titled album, was released in April, 2015 on Staple Records. Russian Girlfriends put out their debut album All Around last August.



DS Staff List – Carson Winter’s Top Ten Albums of 2015

It’s hard not to love end of the year list season, no matter how hard I try. Its a big pat on the back that we give ourselves for liking the right stuff and summing up a year in one of most vital and interesting music genres in ten albums. Its not possible, I tell you. But, when we strive for the impossible we can at least fall short onto something unlikely, but probably good all the same. We can’t define an entire genre, but we can at least gain a little perspective. And if nothing else, that’s what I’m looking forward to.

I’ve lived in the Portland metro area for a year now. I’ve gone to more shows in the last year than I had for the previous entirety of my life. Its an amazing and beautiful thing seeing punk rock on the ground level– watching local bands thrash chords and scream like the art they make is the only thing keeping their heart thumpin’– whether there’s eyes to watch it or not. That’s probably colored my list a little more than it used to. I never had the opportunity to be exposed to this much music up close and personal before. The ringing in my ears is just an extra harmony to the song of the local level punk rocker, and I’m happy to sing it.