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Brakrock Ecofest announces second wave of bands

Europeans rejoice Brakrock Ecofest has announced the second wave of bands. With Groezrock taking a small hiatus this year Brakrock is more than picking up the slack. Joining the already robust lineup will be The Vandals, The Menzingers, Union 13, TSOL and many more.

Brakrock takes place on the 3rd and 4th of August 2018 in the beautiful town of Duffel. Head over here to the festival website for a an overview of the full line-up.

 

 



Avenged Sevenfold release “Runaway” cover ft. Warren Fitzgerald of The Vandals

Avenged Sevenfold just released an unexpectedly awesome cover of Del Shannon’s classic “Runaway”. The song features Warren Fitzgerald of The Vandals on guitar, and it’s completely different from anything else I’ve heard from the band. Give the track a listen below.

Here’s what Warren to say about getting the opportunity to record with A7X:

“I’ve known the Avenged Sevenfold guys for years and obviously Brooks played with The Vandals, and our bands are both from Huntington Beach, so the ties run deep. But I was still surprised and honored that they asked me to play on the track. I think it’s a really cool choice for a cover and the guys were very generous in the studio. They’re all incredible musicians and to have them say, ‘Do what you do,’ was really flattering. So I did, and we had a blast, and I’m tickled to death with how it all turned out.”

Avenged Sevenfold released their latest album The Stage in 2016. It was their first release to feature Brooks Wackerman (formerly of Bad Religion) on drums.



40 years of punk rock Celebrated at “77 Montreal”

For 40 years Montreal has had one of the most beloved and dedicated punk scenes not only in Canada, but the world (if you don’t believe me look at the history of Rockfest). The Canadian scene often gets passed by and overlooked, sure we have great bands, great venues, but it’s cold up here and understandable that bands may want to avoid Canadian winters.  So it’s fitting that July 28th Montreal is set to host “77 Montreal”. A one day festival with a historic lineup that will feature Rancid, Dropkick Murphy’s, The Vandals, Madball, The Bouncing Souls and many more.

The festival will take place at the historic Parc Jean-Drapeau, a location that was once the site of the Canadian migration to Warped Tour every summer. “77 Montreal” is hoping to recreate some magic, hoping to bring 40 years of punk rockers together to celebrate the scene in Montreal.

As a Canadian and a fan of punk rock I can honestly say we all owe Quebec a thank you, without them we wouldn’t have poutine, Celine and punk rock. Do yourself a favor if you’ve never checked out a show in Montreal, go see “77 Montreal”.

You can find more information for the festival here.



Face To Face, The Vandals & more playing Punk Rock Bowling Denver

Punk Rock Bowling organizers have announced the annual punk festival will be returning to Denver in 2017. Bands featured in the first lineup announcement include Face To Face, The Vandals, Lawrence Arms, Street Dogs, and Teenage Bottlerocket, among others.

The 2017 edition of PRB Denver is set to take place June 2nd and 3rd at Summit Music Hall and Marquis Theater. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 14th. Head over here for more info.



DS Photo Gallery & Show Review: Musink Fest 2017 – Day 1 (Costa Mesa CA, 3/17)

Warren Fitzgerald of The Vandals

While Musink Fest may not be mentioned among the top tier festivals, the three day SoCal punk rock fest and tattoo convention (and car show!) which is the brainchild of Blink 182‘s Travis Barker, has been gaining in popularity lately with that band lineups getting better and better every Spring. This year, the festival celebrated it’s 10th anniversary with what was arguably the best overall lineup in it’s history. So good in fact, that we called in our best coyote to smuggle AnarchoPunk across the southern border into Orange County just to cover it. Check out his review and photo gallery of Day One acts NOFX, The Vandals, Lagwagon and A Wilhelm Scream below!



Dominic Davi (Tsunami Bomb) launches “3 Gigs” Podcast

Dominic Davi of Tsunami Bomb has started a new podcast, “3 Gigs”. In the first episode, he sits down with Joe Escalante, the bassist for the legendary Orange County punks The Vandals to hear the stories of the first show, best show, and worst show he’s ever performed.

You can listen over on the podcast website.



DS Photo Gallery & Show Review: The Vandals 2016 Christmas Formal in Anaheim, CA (12.23.16)

Ah, it’s December again. Here in Southern California, December means twinkle lights in the palm trees, 60 degree weather, and the certainty of one major holiday tradition – The Vandals‘ Christmas Formal. Now in its 21st year, the Christmas Formal has become a bigger and better tradition every year, with both “formal”wear and Christmas onesies encouraged, a photo booth, and a “Christmas punch” at the bar (which sadly sold out within the first hour). 2016 marked a venue change – to the City National Grove of Anaheim. Personally, I loved the new setup – bigger venue, bigger stage, more room to move around, and a more spacious bar/merch/photo booth area. The Christmas decorations still adorned the stage, including the suspended carousel, inflatable snowman, and mountains of wrapped presents and piñatas.

Openers for the evening included Sharp/Shock and The Interrupters. Due to LA traffic, made 10 times worst by the constant rain all day Friday, I arrived during The Interrupters set in time to see them play, but not early enough to shoot them. They are a DyingScene favorite, and you can check out shots from some previous shows here and here.

At last, The Vandals (with Josh Freese on drums this year!) took the stage to the Oi To The World overture and kicked it into high gear for all of their Christmas classics. Despite battling the flu (and still wearing his tuxedo t-shirt that makes an appearance every year), Dave Quackenbush still managed to make it on the stage and give the crowd one hell of a show. After they played a majority of the songs from the Christmas album, they entertained the crowd with a few other select favorites, like “Anarchy Burger,” “People That Are Going To Hell,” “I’ve Got An Ape Drape,” “And Now We Dance,” and “My Girlfriend’s Dead.”

Fans who come every year know how the encore will go – Warren will sing “Hang Myself from the Tree” and “Don’t Stop Me Now” before the band finishes with a giant sing-a-long of “Oi To The World.” This year was no different in terms of the encore setlist, but, as always, Warren can be hard to predict when it comes to his stage presence. “Don’t Stop Me Now” tends to have a musical interlude where Warren entertains the crowd – this year, it included destroying all of the gifts on the stage, smashing the piñatas with his body (not the stick that Dave brought him) and throwing the pieces into the crowd, running around with the giant Santa boot piñata on his foot, and pulling the inflatable snowman across the stage, eventually having it collapse in front of Josh Freese’s drum set. The Grove of Anaheim has monitors on the side of the stage, so everyone was able to see the antics in real-time, and it was pretty amazing. This is gonna be the best Christmas ever!

It’s always a pleasure to celebrate Christmas with The Vandals and shoot the show for DyingScene. Check out our full gallery below and we’ll see you in 2017!



‘Remember The Punks’ music festival announces lineup (The Vandals, The Exploited, MXPX, Sick Of It All, PEARS, more)

Texas punks (and those willing to go to Texas for a pretty stacked festival lineup), listen up: the inaugural Remember The Punks festival has announced its lineup, and it’s a damn good one.

The one-day festival will feature more than 25 bands, including The Vandals, The Exploited, PEARS, TSOL, Sick Of It All, MxPx, Voodoo Glow Skulls, and so many more. See the festival poster below for more of the lineup.

The festival is set for Saturday, October 1st at Alamo City Music Hall in downtown San Antonio. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 27th. Click here for more info. on Remember The Punks.



The Vandals announce “Sweatin’ To The Oldies” vinyl release for Record Store Day

To our knowledge, the entire list of Record Store Day 2016 releases isn’t quite finalized yet, but we can tell you at least one release we’ll be lined up for. The one-and-only Vandals are releasing their 1994 live album, “Sweatin’ To The Oldies,” on vinyl for the occasion; clear vinyl with black splatter, if you must know. The vinyl pressing will include the first fourteen tracks that appear on the album you probably already know and love, while the download code will come with access to four bonus tracks, including songs captured at soundcheck. Only 1500 are being pressed by Kung Fu Records, so get there early.

Record Store Day, if you didn’t know already, is April 16th



DS Photo Gallery and Show Review: The Vandals’ 20th Annual Christmas Formal (12.19.15 in Anaheim, CA)

Ah, December. Many people look forward to the holiday season (or the new year) for a variety of reasons, but for me it’s all about The Vandals‘ Christmas Formal. This year was the 20th anniversary of my favorite holiday tradition, held as usual at the House of Blues Anaheim. As a special treat, a recently reunited most-of-the-original-lineup Tsunami Bomb and Danger Friends opened the show. This Kung Fu Records showcase was truly a memorable night!

Due to the unfortunate combination of LA traffic and rain, we missed getting to the venue in time to see Danger Friends, but the packed house was already there to enjoy an epic night of punk rock. Tsunami Bomb, who recently announced that Kung Fu will be putting out their new rarities album Trust No One in early 2016, tore through their setlist with energy and enthusiasm. Four of the original members were joined by a new vocalist, Kate Jacobi, and the crowd greeted them with open arms as the band played a mixture of old sing alongs and tracks off the upcoming album.

Finally it was time for the main event! The Vandals, joined by Brooks Wackerman on drums in place of Josh Freese, emerged onto the stage in fez hats and Star Trek shirts. The stage was adorned with inflatable decorations, a large banner mimicking a fireplace, foam snowflakes, and wrapped presents. As an added bonus this year, fake snow rained down on the stage and those fans (and photographers) in the front. Dave, Joe, Warren, and Brooks mixed up the order of their Christmas classics, tearing through 90% of the songs on Oi To The World during the first half of the show. Before closing out the night in their traditional fashion (“Hang Myself From The Tree,” “Don’t Stop Me Now,” and “Oi To The World”), the band played a mix of their well known tracks from the non-holiday albums. Fans were treated to “I’ve Got An Ape Drape,” “Anarchy Burger,” “The New You,” and “My Girlfriend’s Dead,” among others. In a rare moment, the band also performed “Pirate’s Life” as a nod to the venue’s location in Downtown Disneyland.

As always, the (20th annual) Christmas Formal was an incredible night of entertainment, celebration, and holiday cheer. It always goes by so quickly, but I can’t wait to see what they do next year! Check out the full photo gallery from the show below.



Podcast: Dying Scene Radio episode #5 (special guests: Out Of Order)

This week (as like most) on Dying Scene Radio, Bob and Bobby jabber about NY vs. Florida weather and bums before settling in to discuss the week in punk rock.

Bobby shares a classic video game cheat code as the conversation turns to the Canadian music scene, as Bob admits to learning his Canadian geography from talking to all of the different bands and Bobby explains the “beer store” as he remembers it from his travels in Ontario.

The conversation quickly devolves into “the things people do in Florida” when The All Knowledgable Bob mentions that he had recently visited an establishment in Florida where there were football goalposts inside of the urinal and the objective of this water sport was to pee onto the attached football in order to Rube Goldberg it through the uprights. Bobby recalls the “Cornhole” game as talk turns to sports, not that either of them know anything about subject. Their only pastime, punk rock.

Bobby acknowledges his fondness of Screeching Weasel and makes an appeal to the band; Bob chuckles in amusement. Things get more serious as talk turns to the latest news that Afroman was recently arrested for slugging a woman onstage. Bobby has no second thoughts about his offer to Screeching Weasel, even after Bob informs him that the same thing happened to Ben Weasel.

A St. Louis area band has started a crowd-funded website to help raise money to have their drummer, Crash, killed. They are only asking $100 to reach their goal and Bob promptly reaches for his credit card.

BAND SPOTLIGHT: Out Of Order
The two Bobs then have a conversation with Scott and Joel from the Montreal based Oi band, Out of Order. It was such a great talk that the interview had to be extended into two parts.

Since so much music was released this week on Valentines Day, Bob recalls his Valentine’s date. Bobby relates by bringing up references from popular TV shows. Bob and Bobby discuss playing with Army men. After Bob asks Bobby if he ever burned his army men, he reveals that he has a current collection of Barbie dolls that he keeps on display.

After noting that there has been an influx of recently released music from such 90’s punk icons as Good Riddance and Millencolin, Bob asks the question, “Is it time for 90’s punk rock to make a comeback”? Discussion then turns to genre labeling and then they play a band that dubs themselves “college street punk”. Yeah, we’ve never heard of it either…

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THIS WEEK’S PLAYLIST
Millencolin – Sense & Sensability
Shift-D – Battle On Your Own
Bayside – Dancing Like An Idiot
The Hextalls – I Bought You A Singing Toilet
Out of Order – Interview (Part 1)
Out of Order – The Forgotten
The Vandals – I’m An Individual
The Turnaways – I Wanna Be An Outsider
Bad Chickens – Punk Rock Transmission
Mid Rats – Vandalize You
Out of Order – Interview (Part 2)
Out of Order – Bad Reputation
Gallows – Leather Crown
Dead On A Friday – Good Old Days



The Vandals stream cover of Jacko’s “I’m An Individual”

The Vandals have released their cover of Mark “Jacko” Jackson’s novelty song “I’m An Individual,” which can be streamed below.

The song was recorded for the Australian Soundwave 2015 Compilation, released exclusively in Australia. According to the band, the song will “be released along with several other tracks dealing with that part of the world as an EP.” More details on this EP to come.

The Vandals haven’t released a proper album since 2004′s Hollywood Potato Chip, so we’ll take anything we can get.



Readers’ Choice: 14 Punk Rock Love Songs You Should Listen To This Valentine’s Day

Yesterday, we posted a list of punk-ish (I say ‘punk-ish’ because some of the stuff wasn’t really what one would call ‘punk’…cough cough New Found Glory cough) love songs that have been released within the past year in honor of Valentine’s Day. And as always, those who don’t care to read that ever-so-long paragraph describing the list left outraged comments about how we didn’t include (insert name of 20-year-old song here). So I thought it’d be wise to give you ladies and gents what you obviously want and compile a list of songs people bitched at us for not including, despite the fact that they didn’t meet said list’s criteria.

Check it out below, and try not to bitch too much about how we left out one of the 20 Jawbreaker songs you wanted. Also, have a merry Valentine’s Day.



13 Punk Songs About Heartbreak To Celebrate Anti-Valentines Day

There are few things more known to any wayward punk than heartbreak. Politics, for some of us–but what drove us to our anarchist ways in the first place? Skating culture is as lonely as one can get sans a mid-90s Hook-Ups board. Heartbreak is at the very core of emocore, for crying out loud!

Pun completely intended.

In honor of the worst of commercial holidays I give you 13 of the best punk rock heartbreak tunes. Why 13? Because the 14th was stolen by the cynical commentators of my heart. One for each day of this frozen February leading up to this bittersweet day. Read on, kids.



DS Photo Gallery: 6 Rounds Of Punk (Misfits, DK, The Vandals, Strung Out, Guttermouth, Total Chaos) in Council Bluffs, Iowa

For some reason unbeknownst to me, or maybe anyone, someone decided to host a one-off show, “6 Rounds Of Punk,” featuring some of punk’s biggest names, for really cheap… and in Iowa. The show featured Misfits, Dead Kennedys, The Vandals, Strung Out, Guttermouth, and Total Chaos.

Let me just start by saying, even after living in the upper Midwest for 30 years, not only had I never thought of Council Bluffs, Iowa as a place for punk rock shows, I had never even bothered to go there. So I was definitely surprised/bewildered when I heard about this show, and figured it was worth the drive.

I’m going to spare you from listening to me ramble on about the minor details of the show, and just get right to the good stuff: check out the full photo gallery below. (My apologies to Total Chaos; we got to the show in plenty of time, but were stuck at the box office forever waiting for them to find our passes, so we missed out on most of their set, including the allowable photo-taking portion.)