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DS Photo Gallery: Me First and the Gimme Gimmes (w/ Masked Intruder and PEARS), Boston, MA

America’s favorite punk rock lounge act supergroup coverband, Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, brought the East Coast leg of their tour in support of their greatest hits album, Rake It In: The Greatestest Hits (April 7th, Fat Wreck Chords), through Boston late last week, their first area appearance in close to seven years. The touring lineup of the Gimmes has been a bit of an ongoing, evolving thing over the years, and honestly that’s one of the things that keeps the band fun and compelling as a live act. On this particular run, founding Gimmes Spike Slawson (vocals, occasional uke hunter), Joey Cape (guitar) and Dave Raun (drums) were joined by longtime touring Gimme Scott Shiflett all but taking over his kid brother Chris’s spot on lead guitar and Bad Religion’s Jay Bentley manning Fat Mike’s bass player battle station.

The Gimmes are always a fun time, and this particular night was no exception. One could imagine a situation in which a revolving cast of punk rock characters in their third decade as a recording and touring cover band (side note: the “Denver” 7-inch came out in 1995 and that doesn’t seem real) would have the occasion to go through the proverbial motions, but that hasn’t been the case. Bentley and Shiflett especially displayed an awful lot of playful stage interplay throughout the set, the latter using the opportunity to flex his mighty, mighty lead guitar skills that obviously get overlooked in his normal role as Face To Face’s bass player for the last few decades. Spike Slawson has long since outwardly embraced the role of schticky, occasionally raunchy lounge act crooner, so much so that you sometimes lose sight of the fact that the guy can actually, really, genuinely sing to a degree that he’s made a handful of other people’s songs sound like his own. The ukulele-led rendition of Madonna’s “Crazy For You” from 2014’s Are We Not Men? We Are DIVA! is a perfect example, though it’s worth noting that Madonna didn’t actually write the song either, so at this point it’s just as much Slawson’s as hers. But I digress. Long story short, Boston can be a bit of a notoriously finicky place for punk bands to play. On this particular night, Me First And The Gimme Gimme’s haven’t put out a new studio album (Greatestest Hits notwithstanding) in three years and still headlined in front of more Bostonians at the packed-to-the-rafters 1100-ish capacity Royale nighclub than they have played for in any of their past headlining gigs here in at least a decade, and that’s a pretty awesome thing.

Masked Intruder and PEARS provided direct and opening support in that order. The crowd at Royale turned out in larger capacity for PEARS than I have ever really seen at that particular venue, notorious for their early start times (can’t keep the EDM crowd waiting…), which was inspiring for a band that’s got a more raw, aggressive, throwback punk rock sound than many of their peers. Frontman Zach Quinn performs as though he’s from a bygone era, his banshee-like wailing and shirtless, sweat-covered pacing around the stage creating the impression of a caged animal chomping at the bit to be released.

Masked Intruder seem to be a perfect fit for any lineup that includes Me First And The Gimme Gimme’s. They might have a schtick of their own going, but it’s a really, really good one. Intruder Red was not behind the drum kit on this particular run — he’s in jail, naturally — but the band seemed to miss nary a beat with Lipstick Homicide’s Luke Ferguson taking up drum duties. Masked Intruder are a fun band who seem to take their role as a “fun band” seriously, without taking themselves too seriously. Blue and Green lead most of the high energy charge, having perfected personas as pseudo-New York tough guy common street criminals, at least until roughly the set’s halfway point, when Officer Bradford gradually loosens up and strips down, at which time the whole thing has the potential to devolve completely. Again, it’s schtick, but it’s a lot of fun and it’s all very well done.

Check out our full photo gallery below, and check out upcoming Gimmes dates here.

 



Masked Intruder release music video for “First Star Tonight”

Pop-punk criminals Masked Intruder have released a new music video for “First Star Tonight,” taken from their latest EP Love and Other Crimes. Check it out below.

Love and Other Crimes came out last year on Pure Noise Records. The band will be touring Europe with Me First and the Gimme Gimmes very soon.



Off With Their Heads to play benefit play in New York with Masked Intruder

Minneapolis punks Off With Their Heads have been extremely active recently. Between putting out an acoustic record, “Won’t Be Missed”, back in October, playing protests, and touring; I am surprised they sleep at all.

To top it all off, the band will be playing a benefit show with Masked Intruder, Bridge Under Fire, and Hope Is in New York’s The Vault on December 14th. They will be raising money for the Standing Rock water protectors; this is what they had to say:

“Off With Their Heads and Masked Intruder are teaming up to raise a little money for Standing Rock last night. Even though the pipeline construction has been halted, that doesn’t mean it’s the last of it. Don’t forget that Trump owns stock in the oil company and doesn’t seem to give a fuck about anyone but himself and twitter. I want to do out tiny little part to make sure Standing Rock is prepared for what comes next. Syracuse (Liverpool) NY, come and help out!”

They will also be on the road this December, check out some of the tour dates below.

Off With Their Heads’ latest studio album “Home” was released in 2013 through Epitaph Records and Masked Intruder’s EP “Love and Other Crimes” came out in July on Pure Noise Records.



Episode 54 – FEST 15 EDITION: Officer Bradford, Kevin Higuchi, Shaun Colón, Garrett Wadford, Gavin McInness, Copstabber | Dying Scene Radio

This week on Dying Scene RadioElena Venetia and pal, Patrick Rogers, join Bobby Pickles and cohort, Piazza, on this FEST 15 EDITION feat. interviews w/ Officer Bradford (Masked Intruder), Shaun Colón (A Fat Wreck), Kevin Higuchi (Antarctigo Vespucci), & Garrett Wadford (Bird Attack Records). Pickles and Piazza also touch base w/ Copstabber Dave of the filthy DC punk act, COPSTABBER, about CS’s new record “Pulled Pork” available now on iTunes and a slew of other places. Plus, Pickles speaks with Gavin McInnes (CoFounder/Vice) about politics in punk.

THIS WEEK’S PLAYLIST
Crass – Dont Get Caught (1984)
Copstabber – I Love Being a Scumbag
Splitters – Can of Gasoline
F.O.D – Crew You
Interview w/ Officer Bradford
Fastloud – Waiting for the Explosion
Colorsfade – I4NI
Sum 41 – God Save Us All (Death to Pop)
The Flatliners – Hang My Head
Interview w/ Shaun Colón
Hi-Standard – Another Starting Line
Fat By The Gallon – Shit List
Dropkick Murphy’s – Blood
Stellar West – Misery
The Brass Action – Old Friend (Rancid Cover)
Interview w/ Kevin Higuchi
The Mercenaries – Night Call
North Alone – Capo 4th Fret (exclusive Bonus Track)
Fiddlers Green – Down
Just Friends – Sad 2 See
GUTTERMOUTH – Mail Order Bride
Interview w/ Garrett Wadford
Whole Wheat Bread – Eye for an Eye
Drakulas – Neon Town
Dead to Me – I Wanna Die in Los Angeles

LISTEN TO ALL THE POLITICALLY INSENSITIVE RHETORIC, NEW MUSIC AND HEADLINES BELOW!



Reel Big Fish announce “Turn the Radio Off” 20th anniversary tour

California ska-punk veterans Reel Big Fish have announced a US tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of their second album Turn the Radio Off‘s release. They will be playing the record in its entirety each night of the tour.

Taking place this October and November, the tour will see the band supported by Masked Intruder, PPL MVR and Stacked Like Pancakes. See if there’s a show near you below.

Reel Big Fish’s latest album Candy Coated Fury came out in 2012 through Rock Ridge Music.



Masked Intruder stream new EP “Love and Other Crimes”

Pop-punk criminals Masked Intruder have made their new EP Love and Other Crimes available to stream. You can give the entire thing a listen below.

Love and Other Crimes is set to release on July 8th through Pure Noise Records. The band’s latest full-length M.I. came out in 2014 on Fat Wreck Chords.



Masked Intruder stream new song “If Only”

Masked Intruder have made another song from their upcoming EP Love and Other Crimes available to stream. Give “If Only” a listen below.

Love and Other Crimes is set to release on July 8th through Pure Noise Records. The band’s latest full-length M.I. came out in 2014 on Fat Wreck Chords.



Masked Intruder releases video for “Beyond the Shadow of a Doubt”

Those crazy masked pop-punks Masked Intruder are at it again, this time robbing a house in a video for their new song, “Beyond the Shadow of a Doubt.”  Watch it below.

The song will appear on the band’s forthcoming EP, Love and Other Crimes, which is coming out on July 8th via Pure Noise Records.  Masked Intruder most recently released M.I. in May of 2014 through Fat Wreck Chords.



It’s a brand new Episode of Dying Scene Radio feat. Bobby Pickles and his crew of ragtag misfits, and Elena Venetia LIVE from Delaware (why?); SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW: DIRECT HIT!

This week on Dying Scene RadioBobby Pickles is joined by his ragtag crew of misfits: TONE LO-KI & Piazza (not the famous baseball hall-of-famer); as well as Elena Venetia LIVE from Delaware. It’s a motley crew of “eegits” talking medieval rape, unrepressed anger, and spinning new tracks by Blink -182 and Masked Intruder. SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW: DIRECT HIT!

THIS WEEK’S PLAYLIST
Blink-182 – Bored To Death
Beartooth – Loser
The Run Around – A Voice
Thrice – Black Honey
Masked Intruder – Take What I Want
Future Idiots – Eyes Of Mine
Heart Attack Kids – Deaf Dogs
Wicked Bears – Piazza, L.A. Dodger
Tiny Moving Parts – Common Cold
Death by Stereo – Neverending
Less Thank Jake – Suburban Myth
Bitch Queens – Again, Again & Again
BAND SPOTLIGHT: DIRECT HIT!
Direct Hit! – Artificial Confidence
NO//LIARS – Catalyst
Sniper 66 – Messiah
The Gap Year – Under Your Tongue
Ethan 103  – Punk Rock Fashion Police
State Line Syndicate – Borrowed Time
Brash Hounds – Bobby Fischer
D.O.A. – Fucked Up Donald
The Taxpayers – Easy Money

Here all the incessant blathering, latest headlines and music BELOW!



Masked Intruder streams “Take What I Want” off of upcoming EP

Pop-punk favorites Masked Intruder have a new EP called Love and Other Crimes coming out on July 8th, and that’s a really long time away.  But don’t despair:  you can stream a new song off of the EP called “Take What I Want.”  Check it out below.

Masked Intruder most recently released M.I. in May of 2014 through Fat Wreck Chords.  They have since signed to Pure Noise Records for the release of Love and Other Crimes.



Masked Intruder signs to Pure Noise Records

Everyone’s favorite pop-punk criminals, Masked Intruder, have announced that they have signed with Pure Noise Records, and are planning to release a new EP in July 2016.  We’ll be sure to keep you updated as more info on that EP comes to light.

You can check out a statement on the new partnership from Intruder Blue below.  It’s a great read at just a few short paragraphs where Blue manages to stifle any rumors about getting kicked off of Fat Wreck Chords, discusses ripping off young people, and speaks to the glory of Gillian Anderson.

Masked Intruder released their latest album, M.I., in May of 2014 through Fat Wreck Chords.



Pickles goes gonzo at FEST 14 with his attorney Ben Coletti, as Elena Venetia spins her Halloween playlist on this week’s episode of Dying Scene Radio

This week on Dying Scene RadioBobby Pickles travels south to the great state of Floriduh to report from FEST 14, but when his plans to interview Masked Intruder during Pre-FEST 3 fall through for the second time in two weeks, Pickles goes gonzo (Hunter S. Thompson-style), opting to instead stay close to the beach – drinking, drugging and destroying hotel rooms alongside his attorney – the illustrious Ben Coletti. That’s punk rock! Elena Venetia conducts her end of the show from the comfort of Queens, NY – where she sets up a Halloween themed playlist to settle the nerves of her two Floridiot counterparts. FUN FACT: Dolphins are rapey.

THIS WEEK’S PLAYLIST
Hola Ghost – Night of the Vampire
The Ramones- Pet Sematary
Dead Kennedys – Halloween
Marilyn Manson- This is Halloween
The Dead Tones- You Dismember Me
Horrorpops- Walk Like A Zombie
The Cramps- I Was A Teenage Werewolf
Schoolyard Heroes- Dawn of the Dead
AFI – Halloween (Misfits Cover)
Alkaline Trio – Halloween (Misfits Cover)
Misfits – Monster Mash

Hear all the incessant blathering and latest new music and headlines, below.



Lineup announced for 2nd annual Four Chord Music Festival (Anti-Flag, Yellowcard, Masked Intruder, more)

Four Chord Music Festival is making its triumphant return in less than two months in Pittsburgh, and a “local band” are set to be one of the main attractions.

The Steel City’s own Anti-Flag are on board for the second edition of the festival, which is set for December 13th at Pittsburgh’s Xtaza Nightclub. Also scheduled to perform are Yellowcard, Hit The Lights, Citizen, Masked Intruder, Survay Says!, The SpeacePimps, Head Injuries, and more. Check out the full lineup below.

Keep up to date on all the festival goings-on here and here, and grab your tickets, which start at just $32 (+fees, of course) right here.



Elena and Bobby talk genres, germany and kangaroo va-jay-jays with Nathan Gray of boysetsfire on this week’s episode of Dying Scene Radio

This week on Dying Scene RadioElena Venetia reports from the field, travelling by Chinatown Bus from NYC to Delaware to interview Nathan Gray, frontman of the post-hardcore/punk band, boysetsfireBobby Pickles joins the conversation from the comfort of his studio, where he is safe to interrogate the singer from afar. Then Masked Intruder bumps the pair before their concert at NYC’s Webster Hall. Apparently, a hapless sound technician spilled his beer on the soundboard just prior to soundcheck, killing all hope of podcasting with the criminal quartet. How punk rock is that! But, Bobby vows to get the scoop next week during FEST 14, or go to jail trying. Episode 32’s recurring theme: Kangaroos and their multitude of va-jay-jays.

Hear all the incessant blathering and latest new music and headlines, below.



Masked Intruder announce tour with The Copyrights and Not Scientists


Everyone’s favorite pop-punk criminals, Masked Intruder, have announced a tour with The Copyrights and Not Scientists in October, with stops at Pre-Fest 3 and Fest 14 at the end of October, check out the dates below!

Masked Intruder’s latest full-length “M.I.” was released last year,The Copyrights released “Report” in 2014, and Not Scientists released their debut album “Destroy to Rebuild” earlier this year.