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Millencolin announces Canadian tour dates with Such Gold

Swedish punk veterans Millencolin have just announced a string of shows with our neighbors up north. The tour will kick off in September with Such Gold, and the guys will be playing all around Canada.

You can check out the whole list of tour dates and locations below.

Millencolin recently released a new EP titled “True Brew” (not to be confused with their latest album of the same name), which you can listen to right here. Following a busy year of touring, the band plans to begin working on new music in 2017.



Punk Rock Bowling Festival: Day Two – Descendents, Buzzcocks, Millencolin, Dillinger Four, Dwarves, Sainte Catherines, Night Birds, Be Like Max, Negative Nancy’s

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In the shadows of the Pump N’ Shack Convenience Store, at the intersection of Stewart and 7th in downtown Las Vegas, hordes of punks descended upon the asphalt arena which is Punk Rock Bowling for what was arguably the best line up of the three day festival. The intense, desert sun, which radiated back up from the concrete below, fully enveloped the festival goers in an oven of near unbearable heat while they packed in to see punk rock legends like The Dwarves, Decendents, and Buzzcocks. The oppressive heat did nothing to temper the excitement surrounding the impressive lineup for the second and most anticipated day of the event.

Leading things off was The Negative Nancy’s. This all lady, local act plays simple, repetitive three chord, surf pop. The set was upbeat but a little low energy, most likely due to the high temperatures. The early acts were tasked with fighting through the muggiest part of the day and these lass’ did an admirable job of plowing forward through the hellish conditions, even if it did call for the conservation of energy. I’m not as familiar with these vixens from Vegas as I probably should be, having only heard a few tracks from their appearances on Squidhat Records comps. But I did recognize most of the songs they played as being from their debut LP, Sorry, Not Sorry. One of the guitarists wore a nice blouse and skirt, next to her more traditionally clad, punk rock bandmates, she looked like she’d fit in more with Sleater-Kinney, but I’m betting she was the most comfortable! Overall, a very good start to the days events.

There’s just something about the sound of some sharp brass that seems to get me going. Thank god Be Like Max was up next! Another local Vegas act, these Sin City skanks have been on the rise lately and provided an instant energy boost. Lead singer, Charley Fine was grasping the mic stand, thrusting it to and fro, like a marching band conductor as he stomped around the stage. Between songs, a joke was made about how excited they were to play “to a sellout crowd” (the crowds for the early shows weren’t very  dense on most days). The highlight of the set for me though was the organ player. There were a few organ solos that sounded out of place in a good way as they echoed through the festival grounds. It made the band stand out from the other acts of the day. The set was quick and energetic, concluding with the frenetic front man stage diving into the crowd from the press pit. As the band exited the stage the organ player treated us to an old school, movie theater intermission tune. Good shit.

Next up, Night Birds! The dudes from ‘down the shore’ took to the stage and instantly started in on their set which consisted of songs from their most recent album Mutiny at Muscle Beach. As soon as the opening chords started, I saw people literally sprinting across the tarmac to get to the stage, adding credence to the myths of their rabid and ever growing fan base. The first pure punk rock act of the day, the performance was violent and brash, drawing influence from classic 80’s hardcore. I love acts that feature a lead man who doesn’t play an instrument. It frees them up to go a little nuts on stage during shows. The boisterous Brian Gorsegner is just such a front man, teetering on the edge of total bedlam while the band shreds behind him. This brutal pace caused the lively lead singer to remove his flannel over-shirt about four songs in, god knows why he was wearing it to begin with. By all accounts the newest Fat Wreck Chords stars didn’t disappoint. To break things up a little, the jabrones from Jersey also managed to toss in a cover of of John Carpenter’s “Escape From New York Theme Song”. Is there anything these guys can’t do?

The Sainte Catherines have been one of my (many) favorite bands for awhile now. Something about the simple, honest lyrics set to antagonistic, hard hitting old school punk that reminds me of the halcyon days of our beloved genre. I’ve had a hole in my heart for a few years now since their apparent dissolution, so out of all the acts on Day Two, I was probably most stoked to see these contentious Qubecois (despite the Flyers back patch adorning the denim vest of front man Hugo Lundie…C’mon man!). Their forty minute long set consisted of songs from their Fat Wreck Chords magnum opus, Dancing for Decadence to celebrate it’s 10 year anniversary. “Burn Guelph Burn”, “Ring of Fire = 4 Points” all played with a studio like precision through the exceptionally  active set, using 100% of the stage as they all bounced around like pin balls off of bumpers. Between songs the French Canadian front man stopped to tell stories about their long overdue trip back to the US. The best one was about someone in the elevator at the hotel asking him where he was from stating that he “didn’t speak good American.” He also took the time to break my heart once again, stating “Our last trip to America was many years ago, this one will probably be our final trip ever.” Let’s hope not.

I’ll probably lose what little punk rock credibility I have, but here goes: I’ve never seen The Dwarves live. Nothing against them, I just don’t normally get into schticky bands. That being said, if for nothing else you have to give credit to these sadistic fucks for their staying power, so I was still pretty damn excited to see the curmudgeonly Chicagoans. The first part of the set was reserved for a performance of  their 1990 classic Blood, Guts & Pussy. Upon completing that set, Blag stated with a little animosity “That’ll do it for the old nasty, punk Dwarves that everyone hates. Now time for the poppy Dwarves that everyone loves!” The second part of the performance featured newer material along with guest appearances by the stunning Stacey Dee from pop punk sensation Bad Cop/Bad Cop for a performance of “Fake ID” (if memory serves). Also joining them for a song was Leftover Crack‘s STZA who lent his pipes (heh…) for a great version of “I Will Deny”. As if that wasn’t enough, the venerable veterans also played a brand new song, “Forget Me Not” which is about the recent rise in school shootings. Throughout the set I kept laughing to myself thinking that He Who Cannot Be Named was perfectly dressed for the heat, of course wearing nothing but a jock strap and his patented gimp mask.

Every once in awhile, for one reason or another I forget about awesome bands, negative side effect of the job, I reckon. Then I’ll hear them again and get flashbacks to my youth. When I saw that Dillinger Four was on the card, I thought “Fuck! How have I not fit these guys onto a playlist in 10 years?” and knew they would be an instant throwback to my younger years. As they opened with songs from their 2002 Fat Anthology Situationist Comedy, sure enough I was transported back to the good ole days of low paying, low responsibility jobs and late night binge drinking. They did a good job of mixing it up, also playing through a few songs from 2008’s Civil War making sure to include crowd favorites “Parishiltonisametaphor” and “Gainesville”. Lead man Patrick Costello kept the harmonies tight, never missing a note while keeping the energy high throughout the performance. Crowd banter was entertaining, not invasive. These ‘four portly dudes from Minneapolis’ were probably the best surprise of the festival for me. It was fantastic to see them again after falling off the map a little from their heyday in the 2000’s. I really hope they keep their head above ground for a bit longer.

The pride of Örebro, Sweden, Millencolin has been in the upper echelon of the skate punk scene for over two decades now. Despite that, I’ve never caught them live. Needless to say, I was pretty amped to finally do so. The sensational Swedes covered the spectrum, From Life on a Plate on up to True Brew, everything expertly performed with a high level of accuracy. I must have listened to “Bullion” a thousand times in high school. I know every note of it and the boys performed it impeccably, never missing a beat. By far the cleanest set of the night, lovable lead man, Nikola Sarcevic broke between songs on occasion to talk to the audience while other members tuned their guitars. He always comes off as such a sweet and genuine guy in interviews and such and his live performance did nothing to change that image of him. The band’s positive, upbeat image and carefree attitude almost seems ill-fitting at a modern day punk festival, hearkening back to a time when our scene wasn’t as gritty and divided.

Pop punk pioneers, Buzzcocks hit the stage to an ever swelling crowd. Without much fanfare or introduction they started into their set which included all of the hits you’ve come to expect, “Ever Fallen in Love” and “I Don’t Mind” among the many. The old guys took few breaks but never truly let up, their stamina seemingly unaffected by their accelerated age. After hearing their music in it’s more polished, studio recorded state my entire life, it was wonderful to hear them perform live, with the minor flaws and imperfections. The crowd reached a fever pitch with the opening chords of the classic punk anthem “What Do I Get?” as the lads from across the pond, rounded out this extremely solid set.

Descendents is another one of those ‘must see’ acts. Even if you’re not the biggest fan, everyone knows and enjoys at least a few songs from these miscreants from Manhattan Beach. Milo and the boys were set and ready to go right at 10pm and proceeded to emphatically kick their set off with “Everything Sucks” to the roar of the capacity crowd. The geriatric geniuses proceeded without too much haste on into “Hope” which was met with even more cheers. The festival goers had been pretty vocal and engaging throughout the day, but after these guys started in, it reached another level. Unfortunately, I had to split to cover a club show, so the last song I got to enjoy was “Rotting Out”, but I could still hear the raucous mob screaming incessantly for more as I strolled down Stewart Ave back towards Fremont.

**note from the photographer** I stayed for the duration of the set, enlisting the help of fellow photographers to watch my gear as I bolted to the pit the moment “I’m Not A Loser” began. I would say it was one of the best Descendents sets I’d ever seen, with a huge chunk of the set coming from “Milo Goes To College”. During the thrash, my beloved scally cap got knocked out of my hand, into the abyss of the pit. Despite my best efforts for the remainder of the set, I was unable to find my baby. My heart was crushed and I spent the entire rest of the festival looking to no avail until, as the crowd was clearing out, I saw a sweaty, tattooed stranger holding my cap! I ran up to him and snatched it out of his hand and thanked him. Too bad so sad for his new found cap, but my baby was back where she belonged.

Have a look at photos from Dillinger Four, Millencolin, Buzzcocks, and Descendents below, and stay tuned for more photos from club shows and Day Three in the coming days.



Success premiere music video for “Believe In”

Seattle punks Success have premiered a music video for their tune “Believe In” off their most recent album “Radio Recovery”. It was filmed at Black Lodge in Seattle and directed by Brian Lewis.

Check out the video along with the band’s upcoming US tour dates with Millencolin below.

“Radio Recovery,” was released in March, 2015 on Red Scare Industries.



Millencolin announce Australian tour dates

Prior to embarking on their US tour with Success, Swedish punk veterans Millencolin will be playing a handful of Australian shows. Dates and locations on the tour, which will also feature Adelaide’s Grenadiers, can be found below.

Millencolin recently released a new EP titled True Brew (not to be confused with their latest album of the same name), which you can listen to right here. Following a busy year of touring, the band plans to begin working on new music in 2017.



Millencolin stream new EP “True Brew”

Swedish punk veterans Millencolin are streaming their new EP True Brew, and you can check it out below. The band also released a video for the title track, which you can also see below.

The EP was released today, and you can get your very own copy here.

Millencolin will soon be touring the US with Seattle’s Success. You can read more about that here.



Punk Rock Holiday announces full 2016 lineup

Slovenian punk festival Punk Rock Holiday announced its full lineup for this year’s event yesterday. The massive lineup includes 35 new bands as well as the 15 that were announced late last year.

New additions to the lineup include Millencolin, Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, The Bouncing Souls, Terror, DONOTS, A Wilhelm Scream, The Toasters, The Decline, and a ton of other great bands.

The full list of bands playing Punk Rock Holiday can be seen below. Tickets and additional info on the festival are available here.



Millencolin announce U.S. tour dates with Success

Swedish punk veterans Millencolin have announced U.S. tour dates with Seattle punks Success. The June 2 date in Seattle will also add MxPx.

You can check out the dates and locations below.

Released last April, True Brew was Millencolin’s first studio album since 2008′s Machine 15. Later this month, the band will release the EP True Brew, which will include two previously unreleased tracks on it as well as a Swedish version of “True Brew.” Success are touring in support of their latest, “Radio Recovery,” which came out March 24th on Red Scare Industries.



Millencolin to work on new album next year

It’s been approximately ten months since Millencolin released their last record True Brew, but guitarist Erik Ohlsson recently spoke to Punktastic about the band’s plans for their next album, which they will likely begin work on after they finish touring in support of True Brew early next year. He states:

“We’re booking shows for the fall right now and we’ll probably go on touring for this album until early 2017. Then we’ll have to focus on new material, I guess. I can’t do artwork on tour or work on a new album so we definitely need a break sometime to do that.”

Released last April, True Brew was Millencolin’s first studio album since 2008’s Machine 15. Later this month, the band will release the EP True Brew, which will include two previously unreleased tracks on it as well as a Swedish version of “True Brew”.



Punk Rock Bowling expands into Denver, CO

Late last year, it was announced that Punk Rock Bowling would be expanding outside of Las Vegas for the first time in the festival’s history. In addition to taking place in Sin City from May 26-30, June 10-12 would see PRB East taking over Asbury Park, New Jersey in 2016.

Now it has been revealed Punk Rock Bowling will be branching out even further than Jersey, with another handful of dates announced in Denver, Colorado. The initial lineup for these dates includes Millencollin, FLAG, 88 Fingers Louie, D.O.A., Buzzcocks, Anti-Nowhere League, Youth Brigade, The Briefs, and more.

Here’s what festival organizers had to say about the Denver, Colorado stop, which will take place at Summit Music Hall on June 2-4:

“Punk Rock Bowling was started back in 1999 as a way to bring the independent music community together for an annual party in Las Vegas, Nevada. That’s why it was an easy decision for Soda Jerk Presents to partner with Punk Rock Bowling to bring this incredible punk festival to Denver. Wanting to focus on creating a festival with sustainable growth and an intimate feel, it was decided to keep the festival indoors for the first year.”

3-day passes for PRB’s Denver dates are available here for the extremely reasonable price of $60. We’ll keep you posted as more bands are announced.



Millencolin Announce New EP “True Brew” with two unreleased songs

Skatepunks Millencolin have announced that they’re releasing a new EP with a familiar name: “True Brew.” The EP will be available on the 26th of the month and will have two previously unreleased tracks on it as well as a Swedish version of “True Brew.” You can preorder the album from De:Nihil Records here.

You can read the tracklist and see their European dates below.

 

 

 

 

 

 



Lineups for the Festival Stages at the 18th Annual Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival

Punk Rock Bowling has announced the festival stage lineups for the 18th Annual Punk Rock Bowling Tournament and Music Festival to take place in Las Vegas, NV from May 26-30 and the inaugural debut of PRB East, taking place in Asbury Park, NJ from June 10-12, 2016.

More announcements, including Club Show lineups and other events, will be coming soon. In the meantime check out the schedules and lineups for the main stages below and head to the festival’s website for the latest updates and news around the festival.

Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival was started back in 1999 by brothers Shawn and Mark Stern, owners of the long standing independent record label BYO Records, as a way to bring the independent music community together for an annual party. It has since grown into a 5-day festival in downtown Las Vegas that brings out fans and bands alike from all over the world. 3 days of outdoor festivals, 5 Nights of Club Shows, a 2-day bowling tournament, Hotel Pool Parties, a Punk Rock Poker tournament, movie screenings and comedy shows to boot, all wrapped up into one amazing weekend in the city that never sleeps. And now, we welcome our fans, friends and family to our first trip east, to Asbury Park as well, in 2016.



DS Staff Picks – Mitchattitude’s Top 10 Albums of 2015

Hello I’m Mitch and I have been writing for Dying Scene for three happy years and it’s that agonizing time of year again where I make an attempt to whittle down this year’s punk releases to construct something resembling my list of favourite records; as ever it has been a difficult task compiling it, but after a wealth of delirious deliberating, self doubt and great tunes, below is my top ten for 2015.



Templeton Pek to join Millencolin on European tour

British melodic punk trio Templeton Pek will be heading to mainland Europe to support Millencolin for a string of dates in early 2016.  You can check out the schedule below.

Templeton Pek’s latest album, New Horizons, was released on July 24th via Hardline Entertainment.



Millencolin, Face to Face & Buzzcocks added to Punk Rock Bowling’s Las Vegas lineup

It has been announced that Millencolin, Face to Face, and Buzzcocks have been added to the Las Vegas portion of Punk Rock Bowling 2016, which will take place from May 26-30.

Bands that were previously announced included the likes of Descendents, Cock Sparrer, Flogging Molly, FLAG, and Dag Nasty.

2016 will see PRB expanding outside of Las Vegas for the first time ever, with an east coast edition taking over Asbury Park, NJ, June 10-12. More info can be found on the PRB website.



Millencolin’s Nikola Sarcevic performs three songs for Punks In Vegas

Millencolin are the latest, and probably greatest, band to sit down for a stripped down session with the good folks at Punks In Vegas.

The band’s bassist/lead vocalist Nikola Sarcevic performed the set solo, and played “Chameleon” fro their latest album, True Brew, as well as throwing in a cover of Bob Dylan’s “The Man In Me” and the classic Millencolin track “Bullion.” Check out the videos below.

True Brew, as you’re no doubt aware, was released back in April via Epitaph Records, and was their first album since 2008.