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DS Exclusive Interview: Rob Lind (Ramallah, Sinners & Saints) talks music, family, and more

On Friday, we brought you the first installment of our interview with Rob Lind (if you missed it, you can read it here).  If you read it, you now know where Rob has been for the past 8 years, and what led him to take such a long hiatus in the first place.

Now, find out where his music is taking him, as he talks about the brand new split between Ramallah and Sinners & SaintsBack from the Land of Nod, which was released this past month on State Line Records.  Read the full interview below.

Sinners & Saints will be playing their first club show in 11 years on Friday, May 29th, in Cambridge, MA.  You can find more info on that here.

Second Boston Firefighter benefit show announced (Street Dogs, Slapshot, Avoid One Thing and more)

Remember that show we told you about the other day where Street DogsDucky BoysLenny Lashley’s Gang of OneThe Welch BoysBurning Streets and Duck & Cover f and a reunited Avoid One Thing (playing their first show in a decade) were coming together to raise money for the official Lieutenant Walsh and Firefighter Kennedy Memorial Fund? We never brought you more ticket information because, well, it sold out in a couple hours.

By popular demand, a second show has been announced, this time at a larger venue. It takes place Thursday, April 23rd at The Sinclair in Cambridge. The lineup for night number two includes Street Dogs, Ducky Boys, Avoid One Thing, Boston hardcore legends Slapshot, and more special guests to be announced soon. Tickets are on sale tomorrow (April 3rd) at Noon Eastern by clicking here.

Avoid One Thing to reunite for Boston Firefighter Fundraiser show w/Street Dogs, Ducky Boys, Lenny Lashley + more

Boston punks Avoid One Thing, founded and fronted by the Mighty Mighty Bosstones‘ bassist Joe Gittleman, have announced plans to reunite for their first show in a decade, and for a great cause.

The band will join a roster that already includes Street Dogs, Ducky Boys, Lenny Lashley’s Gang of One, The Welch Boys, Burning Streets and Duck & Cover for a show to benefit the official Lieutenant Walsh and Firefighter Kennedy Memorial Fund. Walsh and Kennedy, based out of the Engine 33/Ladder 15 house at the famous intersection of Boylston and Hereford Streets, were both killed tragically while fighting a fast-moving fire in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood.

The fundraiser will take place Tuesday, April 22nd at Great Scott in Allston, and will also feature raffle items from Dropkick Murphys, Rancid, Swingin’ Utters, the Boston Bruins, the Boston Red Sox and many more. Stay tuned for ticket info.

Avoid One Thing’s last album, “Chopstick Bridge,” was released via SideOneDummy Records back in 2004.

Interview: Mark Lind of the Ducky Boys talks about “Dead End Streets,” and the road ahead

Boston street punks The Ducky Boys recently released their 5th full-length studio album, “Dead End Streets” on State Line Records.  I got to chat with lead singer/bassist Mark Lind about the new album and the ongoing evolution of their sound after 17 years together.

Check out the interview here.

Swingin’ Utters announce US/Europe tour dates

The Swingin’ Utters announced a bunch more US and European tour dates that’ll keep them busy most of this summer. The Goddamn Gallows serve as support on US dates, in addition to local acts like The Ducky Boys in Cambridge, MA.

The post-Punk Rock Bowling US dates start May 31st in Iowa, while the European dates start July 4th in Germany. Click here for the updated rundown.

Swingin’ Utters are touring in support of “Poorly Formed,” which was released February 19th on Fat Wreck Chords.

The Ducky Boys (Boston Punk) announce new album “Dead End Streets”, stream 3 new songs

Boston punk act The Ducky Boys have announced pre-orders for their new album “Dead End Streets” due out June 4th  through their own State Line Records.

To give you a taste of what’s to come you can stream three songs from the release (“You Don’t Wanna Know Me”, “Enough Of My Time” and “The Time We’re Given”) right here.

The Ducky Boys released an EP entitled “Chemicals” back in May, 2012. Their last full-length was “Chasing the Ghost.” Both releases were put out by State Line.

Interview: “Punk Rock 101″ with Jason Messina of the Ducky Boys

“So are we gonna do this fucking interview or what?!” is not the way I’d normally ask a musician to sit for an interview, but The Ducky Boys‘ Jay Messina isn’t the average interviewee; I am lucky enough to also be able to call him a friend. And so we sat down, had a few bloody marys, and started talking about his 18+ years in the Boston music scene. Here’s what happened.

Pinkerton Thugs detail split 7-inch with The Ducky Boys

New England’s Pinkerton Thugs will be releasing their 7″ split with longtime friends Ducky Boys through Jailhouse Records on August 21st.

The release contains new tracks from both bands:

A. Pinkerton Thugs: “Running Through My Veins”
B. Ducky Boys: “Pretty Bad Year”

This follows the bands successful two month summer come back tour, and is a pre-cursor to the upcoming Pinkerton Thugs full length studio release, due out early 2013.

The band is about halfway done with writing for the new album, and two new songs were played frequently on their tour.

Ducky Boys launch Kickstarter campaign to fund new album; pre-order options abound

The Ducky Boys, seventeen-year vets of the Boston punk scene, are already set to begin recording a new full-length album. The band is set to enter the studio next month and finishing things up in September. While they are planning on releasing the album through their own State Line Records, but in order to get the project off the ground, they’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign, complete with loads of pretty rad pre-order options. Check it out here.

The Ducky Boys released an EP entitled “Chemicals” back in May. Their last full-length was January’s “Chasing the Ghost.” Both releases were put out by State Line.


Ducky Boys, Lenny Lashley’s Gang Of One to play Boston booze cruise

Massachusetts punk vets the Ducky Boys are taking their street-punk act out into the Atlantic Ocean. The band are teaming up with Lenny Lashley’s Gang of One (featuring Lenny of Darkbuster) and Cradle To The Grave and shipping out from Boston on a booze cruise later this summer. If you’re going to be in Boston this August, click here to get the rundown on tickets. It’s punk rock…on a boat!

Ducky Boys’ latest full-length, “Chasing The Ghost,” was released in January via their own State Line Records. They also released an EP, “Chemicals,” last week.

The Ducky Boys stream new EP “Chemicals”

Boston punk act The Ducky Boys released their brand new “Chemicals” EP today and you can stream the entire thing right here.

The band released their last full-length album “Chasing The Ghost” on January 17th via their new label State Line Records.

Next Monday the band will be playing at the House of Blues in Boston with Rancid and Madball. Tickets here.

The Ducky Boys to release new digital EP

Punk rockers The Ducky Boys have been keeping busy lately.  Not only have they been touring to support their first album in six years, but now they are also going to introduce a new digital EP.

Pre-orders are going on right now for the EP, Chemicals.  You can get it right here.  Plus, with your pre-order, you can immediately get the download of “Chemicals”, a song from the equally-titled EP.

The EP will be released on other digital outlets on May 15th.

And if you want to check out the guys on tour, check out their tour dates right here.

Ducky Boys planning on releasing split 7″ with Pinkerton Thugs….again?

Via Facebook, both Jailhouse Records and Ducky Boys, have posted that a split 7″ of brand new material from both Ducky Boys and The Pinkerton Thugs is in the works.

If you are old enough to remember, this will be the second time the two bands have have appeared on a split together. The last being “Another Day, Another Story”, which was released in 1998.

The new split will be available exclusively at this summers’ Pinkerton Thugs tour, and via Cobraside Distribution in July/August.

The Pinkerton Thugs, recently signed to Jailhouse Records, and are working on their upcoming full length. The label is re-issuing “Pain and The Pinkerton Thugs, for release in June.

Full U.S Tour dates will be posted in April.

Album Review: The Ducky Boys – “Chasing The Ghost”

The Ducky Boys “Chasing the Ghost” marks the band’s first full-length release in six years (and their first release on their own State Line Records).

As a thirty-something who grew up in (and still lives in) the Boston suburbs, I feel like I grew up with the Ducky Boys as they were cutting their teeth in a scene that included bands like the Pinkerton Thugs, the Bruisers, Kicked In The Head, Bid D & The Kids Table, Drexel, Blod For Blood, etc.  Their green vinyl split 7-inch with the Mike McColgan-era Dropkicks remains one of the highlights of my personal collection.

Time has treated some of those 1990s Boston punk bands better than others. The Dropkick Murphys have changed their sound (and their lineup) and catapulted in to the mainstream, the McColgan-led Street Dogs have developed a solid fanbase of their own with their tried-and-true street punk recipe.

The Ducky Boys have occupied the next rung down on the ladder in terms of commercial success. They disappeared altogether for some time, but in “Chasing The Ghost,” they’ve now put out three solid street-punk albums of their own in the last decade and seem to have no intentions of giving up the proverbial ghost any time soon.

Social Distortion-esque rock-inspired street punk is what the Ducky Boys do best. “Chasing The Ghost” kicks of with “New Chapter,” an instant callback to those sweaty, mid-90s rec center shows. “Nobody’s Home” follows with a little less street swagger but the same “fuck you and the world” attitude. “Goodbye & Good Luck” and “The Sweetest Girl” are a little more mid-tempo but are tight, well-crafted songs in their own right.

Frontman “Mahk” Lind certainly wears his heart on his sleeve. Much of the material on “Chasing The Ghost” finds Lind looking in the mirror as he weaves his personal triumphs and tragedies in and out of his storytelling. He alternates between offering up his personal, dark experiences, insight on where he finds his own strength (which sounds mostly like his significant other), and attempting to give those who may have once been in his shoes a little hope that things get better in the future. Lind’s lyrics and gravelly, at times shaky voice work better with the material that covers his own dark experiences, but you’ve got to give him credit for trying to branch out and reflect a little positivity.

The main problem with “Chasing The Ghost” is that it feels long. Seventeen songs is a lot, especially when a fair number of them hover at or above the three-minute mark. There aren’t really any songs in particular that weigh down the album, but there is an awful lot of “sameness.” “I Guess I’m Broken” and “Getting Better,” which appear in that order in the first third of the album, are shaped cut from the same mold and lack any real hook or distinct bridge to separate them. “Angel Like You” is sweet in its sentiment, but the chorus gets a little too repetitive, making the song feel longer than it is.

“Medicine” is a bit more of a Johnny Cash-style roadhouse rambler of a song.  Album closer “There’s Always Another Way” is a little too down-tempo, and suffers as a result. A stripped-down acoustic accompaniment would have suited the lyrics better and provided additional depth to the hopeful message.

“Chasing the Ghost” is a good album; it certainly brought back some fun memories to listen to, and its stronger moments rank up their with the finer moments on “Dark Days” or on the debut Sinners & Saints album. A “less is more” approach, however, may have ultimately done volumes toward making “Chasing The Ghost” a truly solid release.

3.25/5 stars

The Ducky Boys to play one-off show with The Dropkick Murphys

Boston punk rockers The Ducky Boys have just announced that on Sunday, March 18th they will be sharing the stage with some band nobody’s ever heard of called The Dropkick Murphys.

The show will take place at The Brighton Music Hall in Allston, MA and there will be no advance ticket sales.  Get there early if you want to see the show.

The Ducky Boys released their last album “Chasing The Ghost” on January 17th via their new label State Line Records.  The band will enter the studio again in mid March to record a new, as yet untitled, single.