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DS Photo Gallery: The Mighty Mighty Bosstones at The Regent Theater (Los Angeles, CA)

The best dressed band in punk rock graced the stage of The Regent Theater in Los Angeles nearly two weeks ago to play one of their most influential albums in its entirety. That’s right, friends, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, came to the West Coast to play Let’s Face It from front to back, in addition to a number of other classic tunes. The entire set clocked in at a little over 90 minutes – and it was 90 minutes full of infectious sing-alongs, camaraderie, and dancing. It was a night this crowd would not soon forget.

The opening bands, Buster Shuffle & Los Kung Fu Monkeys, brought a ton of energy and got the crowd ready for the main event. The Regent was packed full of fans, young and old alike, all waiting to hear all of the hits from one of the best ska-punk albums released in the 90s. The big surprise was original guitarist Nate Albert joining them on stage to play their biggest hit. If you’ve seen the Bosstones before, you know that “The Impression That I Get” is typically the closer – but on this night, the boys from Boston stayed true to the album order, making it the 4th song of the night. MMB came out swinging as they ripped through the track list, making this album feel as relevant today as it felt 20 years ago. Hearing Let’s Face It was worth the price of admission alone.

Lucky for us, they still had some tricks up their sleeves (suitcoats?). While their set at Punk Rock Bowling in May was pretty standard (lots of hits & crowd favorites, along with one new song), they took the opportunity to play a more eclectic set for this LA crowd, including a few tracks from their latest album, While We’re At It.

To sum it up, MMB never disappoint they put on an amazing show – the kind of show that makes you want to throw your arm around your neighbor at the show as you sing along at the top of your lungs. The Let’s Face It show in LA was no exception – I can’t wait for the next chance to be in the pit with them again!

Check out the full gallery from the show below!



The Mighty Mighty Bosstones premiere music video for new song “The Constant”

Boston ska-punk legends The Mighty Mighty Bosstones revealed “The Constant” via the band’s YouTube. The track is off of their long-awaited socially-charged upbeat and optimistic new album While We’re At It, which is due out on June 15th via their very own Big Rig Records.

They are offering limited edition pre-order bundles via their website.  Check out the video below.



The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Stream Single “Wonderful Day For The Race”

Boston-based ska legends The Mighty Mighty Bosstones are allowing fans to stream their latest single. The track is titled “Wonderful Day For The Race” and features on the band’s soon-to-be-released record While We’re At It.

While We’re At It is scheduled for release on June 15 on Big Rig Records. For now, you can listen to “Wonderful Day For The Race” below.



The Mighty Mighty BossToneS announce annual summer fest “The Cranking & Skanking Fest”

Ska legends The Mighty Mighty BossToneS have announced that they will be launching an annual summer festival called “The Cranking & Skanking Fest.” The first edition of the fest will take place at the Worcester Palladium and will include bands like Bouncing Souls, Fishbone, The Planet Smashers, and more.

There will be tons of beer, food, and music – tickets go on sale today at 10AM EST. You can check it out and get more details here.

 



The Mighty Mighty Bosstones announce North American summer tour + new album

Boston ska legends The Mighty Mighty Bosstones have announced a North American summer tour. The band will head around the continent for shows in the US and Canada starting on April 28th in Huntington Beach, CA and closing out on August 23rd in Cleveland, OH.

The band also announced that they will be releasing their tenth full-length album, titled While We’re At It with Grammy Award winner Ted Hutt. On the topic of the tour and album, frontman Dicky Barrett said:

The Mighty Mighty BossToneS and I are extremely amped about the upcoming shows. We’ve been enjoying the time we’ve been spending together working on the tenth full-length BossToneS release, WHILE WE’RE AT IT so it seemed like a good idea to roll on out and into some live action BossToneS good fun.

Tickets for the shows are currently on sale here. You can view a full list of dates and locations below.

The Bosstones last released The Magic of Youth in 2011 through Big Rig Records.



Rockfest announces lineup for thirteenth edition

Canada pull out the canned beers and get ready to eat poutine three times a day. Rockfest has announced the lineup for this the thirteenth edition of the festival and it’s pretty stout. Highlighting this years lineup: Rancid, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Weezer, Lagwagon, Streetlight Manifesto and so many more it’d be an exercise in futility to list them all. If your unfamiliar with Rockfest go, now, order tickets. Two-hundred thousand punks and metal heads descend on the small picturesque town of Montebello, Québec. If you’re a fan of punk, ska or just music in general Rockfest offers an amazing experience.

For more information on the festival check out the Rockfest website here.



Mighty Mighty Bosstones announce 20th annual Hometown Throwdown

Boston ska-punk legends the Mighty Mighty Bosstones have announced their 20th annual Hometown Throwdown. Taking place December 28-30 at the House of Blues, it will wrap up a year in which the band celebrated the 20th anniversary of their iconic album Let’s Face It.

Tickets are available now through Ticketmaster. You can get your hands on them at the following links: December 28thDecember 29thDecember 30th.

The Bosstones last released The Magic of Youth in 2011 through Big Rig Records.



Riot Fest announces full schedule

Riot Fest has released their full schedule of set times for all bands on all stages. The three days of bands upon bands upon bands in Chicago with a carnival and freak show is headlined by Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, and freaking Jawbreaker, who have reunited after a 21 year hiatus.

A handful of bands will be playing full album sets, including Wu Tang Clan, The Lawrence Arms, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Dinosaur Jr., Bayside, and everyone’s favorite crotchety old man that can’t take a punch, Danzig.

Tickets Check out the full schedule below and see if you can get through it without your brain melting from being over-inundated with rad.



Mighty Mighty Bosstones announce “Let’s Face It” 20th anniversary tour

Boston ska-punk legends the Mighty Mighty Bosstones have announced a tour honoring the 20th anniversary of their iconic album Let’s Face It. Tour dates and ticket links are below.

Let’s Face It was released in 1997 through Mercury Records. The platinum-selling album spawned a No. 1 hit single in “The Impression That I Get” and is the Bosstones’ only record to chart in the Billboard Top 50.



The Mighty Mighty Bosstones announce new single

Boston ska-punk legends Mighty Mighty Bosstones have released their first song in six years, “What The World Needs Now Is Love”, on 7″ vinyl, with “I Won’t Go Out Like That” as the b-side. Only 1000 copies of the 7″ are available, and you can get it at the band’s webstore for $8.

To promote the new single, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones will make an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC this Thursday (March 16th) at 11:35pm EST/10:35pm CST. There, they will play their new song “What The World Needs Now Is Love” in a mini set live on the outdoor stage. If you’re in Los Angeles (where this will take place) and at least 16 years old and over, you can request free tickets here.

On the day after the Jimmy Kimmel appearance, the band (along with Mariachi El Bronx) will be opening up Flogging Molly at the Forum in Inglewood, and tickets are available right here.

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones’ last full-length studio album, The Magic of Youth, was released in 2011 through Big Rig Records.



The Mighty Mighty Bosstones announce 19th annual Hometown Throwdown

Boston ska-punk legends Mighty Mighty Bosstones have announced the 19th annual Hometown Throwdown, which will take place three nights in a row at the House of Blues in Boston right before the end of the year. Vocalist Dicky Barrett comments:

“Faced with the difficult task of having to follow up last year’s very successful tribute to the historic local punk rock venue The Rat, this year we’ve decided to think internationally, go global and celebrate the whole wide world. We’ll better explain what that means in the weeks to come. In the meantime, snatch up those tickets because like every year it promises to be one of the top three Holiday events of the season.”

The dates can be seen below, or in the flyer above, and you can get your tickets here.

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones last released The Magic of Youth in 2011 through Big Rig Records, but keep your fingers crossed for new music from the band.



DS Exclusive: 2015 – A Year in Concert Pictures (Jay Stone)

One of the areas that I’ve taken the most pride in as an elder statesman at Dying Scene over the last couple of years has been our increased presence out and about at shows, documenting the scene from various sweaty, beer-soaked pits across the country. Those of us who’ve been lucky enough to cover shows with any regularity do put our hearts in to chronicaling what we see, and I hope that shows.

Anyway, I decided at essentially the last minute to put together a gallery of some of my favorite show moments from the last year. Included here are events that ranged from the Rebuilder record release party at a small, sold-out Boston neighborhood bar, to the Pixies, Tenacious D and Gerard Way at the sprawling Boston Calling concert festival. There’s a couple of Frank Turner shows, a couple of Interrupters shows, a couple Gaslight Anthem shows, a Spring Heeled Jack show (!!!!), and plenty of Boston-area heavyweights like the Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Street Dogs and Darkbuster (fuckin’ Dahkbustah!!!) to go around.

Also, I think I saw The Scandals’ Jared Hart more times this year in one form or another than I’ve seen anybody else in a given year. Oh, and of course there are ample moments from the Rancid …And Out Come The Wolves show and the Fat Wreck extravaganza.

Anyway, check out the gallery below, and stay tuned for more cool concert moments in 2016!



Mighty Mighty Bosstones announce Hometown Throwdown 18 details

 

Great news, Boston-area Mighty Mighty Bosstones fans! The Hometown Throwdown is almost upon us!

The Bosstones have unveiled plans for the eighteenth installment of their annual Christmastime romp in their hometown. While the event still takes place at the rather cavernous House Of Blues, it’ll have a much more intimate feel to it than in the past, as it’ll pay homage to the long-departed Kenmore Square club, “The Rat.” Here’s what the band had to say:

It is our great pleasure to share the master plan for Hometown Throwdown 18. Once again we’ll be taking over Boston’s palatial House of Blues for three nights but this time we’re getting help from friends we met long ago at Kenmore Square’s infamous subterranean Rathskeller club. We’ll be Throwing Down this year with groups that literally built Boston’s underground music scene while paving the way for future generations and inspiring countless bands including the BossToneS. Garage punk legends The Real Kids, Rat regulars The Neighborhoods and a special reunion from Boston’s beloved melodic punk band The Outlets anchor this year’s lineup. To kick off the festivities we’ve got our pals Stranglehold, New Hampshire’s finest wise-ass punks the Queers and the best rock and roll band to ever strap on guitars AND buckle up shoes: the riotous Upper Crust. 

Dicky Barrett says: “If you weren’t there back in the day, here’s your chance to get as close to the full Rat experience as we can possibly provide. The sights, the sounds, the smells, if you will. If you were there, then welcome back!”

The 18th Hometown Throwdown takes place December 26-28th, and tickets go on sale this coming Saturday. Head below to check out the full night-by-night rundown and the official event flier!



Punk Rock Bowling: Night Three – English Beat, Skints (Bunkhouse), Conflict, Krum Bums (Backstage Bar)

As Refused finished up their headlining set at the main stage of Punk Rock Bowling Sunday night, I was already on my way to a night of ska with The Skints, English Beat, and ‘surprise’ guests Mighty Mighty Bosstones. With plans to also catch Krum Bums and ‘surprise’ guests Conflict, I wouldn’t be able to stay in one place too long.

I stayed at the Bunkhouse long enough to see The Skints and The English Beat – whom I had never seen and fulfilled all of my dreams of what their show would be like. Even the photographers took a moment in between shots to do a little dancing. The eager crowd showed their love for the ska legends with a bouncing dance floor and smiles abound. But enough of the ska and over to crust for me, as I took the hike to the Backstage Bar down the road. The problem with going around to all these venues is that the travel-time forces me to miss some of a set.

This was the case as I finally secured entry into Backstage Bar and saw Krum Bums performing their last song. I was bummed, but I have seen the Austin punks many times, and I have a feeling this time will not be my last. Besides, I was really here to see the main event Conflict. The band was scheduled to play the main stage before headliners Dropkick Murphys the following day, and this set was an intimate preview of what was to come. I love this band, and despite the growing age of its members, they still have plenty of energy to put on a great live set.

After Conflict finished up I was back to Bunkhouse to catch the last bit of Bosstones’ set, playing “Devil’s Night Out”, in its entirety. But no shots were taken for this set, this was to be pure enjoyment, no work.

You can have a look at all of the photos from the night’s club shows below.



Punk Rock Bowling Festival: Day One (Rancid, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Sick Of It All, TSOL, Anti-Flag, Bombshell Rocks, Sniper 66)

Photos and words by milhouse and hopeless romantic

The first day of Punk Rock Bowling always begins with a meeting of hungover, yet still fresh punks – gathering for shuttles to get carted off to Sam’s Town or Gold Coast for an attempt at bowling. The Dying Scene crew never lasts very long, but it is always a fantastic time. This year, our lane mates seemed to have begun the party long before us, and ended up spilling drinks on the lane. After that, any semblance of seriousness went out the window, and the drinks started flowing a little more freely. The downside with bowling is that you are forced to miss the beginning events of the weekend, including an Infa-Riot pool party, and a free-screening of “Salad Days: A Decade of Punk In Washington DC”.

By the time I got back around the fest grounds, I had missed Sounds of Threat and Success!, but was front and center in time to see Austin punks Sniper 66 rip it up (I would later see the band perform at the Plaza Pool Party).

Bombshell Rocks came out swinging and put on a great live show. Their energy pumped up the crowd as the late afternoon of the festival set in. Their melodies were infectious and got people moving in the crowd.

Anti-Flag played the main stage just a few short days before their new album, “American Spring”, hit stores. The band tore through their set with so much energy and chanting that they could have been the headliner. Posting up near Chris is always a good idea, as there is no shortage of jumps during his set (a photographer’s favorite). The crowd favorite was “Fuck Police Brutality,” which got the pit moving and middle fingers in the air.

California legends TSOL took the stage as the sun started to go down, showing the crowd that they can still put on a great live show. My favorite (as well as the crowd’s) was their hit “Code Blue”, which touches on every funeral director’s hidden desire.

Sick Of It All is the epitome of NYHC. As the sun set, these guys brought one of the most lively sets of the night. The crowd eagerly waited for them to take the stage and went absolutely wild as they tore through the night with a frantic energy.

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones hit the stage with their infectious ska-core, playing fan favorites like “The Rascal King” and closing with “The Impression That I Get.” During their set, the band announced that they were the surprise guests for one of the club shows the following night, playing “Devil’s Night Out” in its entirety.

Headliners for day one were East Bay legends Rancid. To fans delight, the band performed “And Out Come The Wolves” in its entirety, and was true to the track listing, playing one legendary song after another. For many of us “older” punks in the crowd, this album was one of the first (or at least, one of the most influential) 90s punk albums that got us into the scene. Rancid proved why they are punk legends and why that album has stood the test of time. A little guest appearance from Interrupters guitarist/organist Kevin Bivona rounded out the set. I left after “Journey to the End (of the East Bay)” to get ready for the club show featuring my favorites Bishops Green, in addition to Booze & Glory, The Beltones, and headliners The Templars. Up the punx and skins!

Have a look at the complete day one gallery below.