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The Offspring/Social D to headline Surf City Blitz, motorcycle racing

“This is an incredible line-up of bands over two days, and combined with Roland Sand’s Moto Beach Classic, this is going to be an awesome show…To be a part of an event like this that’s never been done before is pretty cool. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”

These words from legendary Social Distortion front man Mike Ness, and honestly I couldn’t have said it better myself. This event looks absolutely epic, with two days of kickass bands on the beach including Bad Religion, Rancid, TSOL, Suicidal Tendencies and more… combined with a dirt track right on the sand for drag racing…

The Offspring‘s Dexter Holland “Can’t wait to hang out on the beach with some of our SoCal punk friends and idols when we play Surf City Blitz.”

If you’re going to be anywhere around Huntington State Beach October 27 and 28 then you can set up your itinerary right here, with tickets for single day passes starting at $49.50, and going on sale this Friday, July 20.

Custom bikes. Punk. Art… THE BEACH!!! Better to save the date, and pick up some tickets before their gone.

 



TSOL stream new track “Low Low Low”

CA punks TSOL are now streaming their new track, “Low Low Low.” These guys last released “The Trigger complex” in 2017 off Rise Records.

These guys are also set to release their new album “Live at The Observatory” today, from Hardline Entertainment. Recorded live at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA on Jan 5th 2018, the album features all tracks from the bands 1981 S/T EP and “Dance With Me” releases.

Stream their new track here, or order their new album here.



TSOL to release “Live at The Observatory”

California punk veterans TSOL are to release “Live at The Observatory” via Hardline Entertainment on June 22nd. Recorded live at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA on Jan 5th 2018, the album features all tracks from the bands 1981 S/T EP and “Dance With Me” releases. Various vinyl pre-order packages are up for pre-order now.

You can watch a short teaser for the album below.



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.

 

 



T.S.O.L., Voodoo Glow Skulls, Reagan Youth & more playing Punk Against Trump Festival

A festival simply called the Punk Against Trump Festival has been announced. It will take place June 9-10 at the Glass House in Pomona, CA. The lineup includes T.S.O.L., Voodoo Glow Skulls, Reagan Youth, The Dwarves, and Lower Class Brats, among others.

OC Weekly says the festival will also be “bringing together a number of grass roots organizations to attendees to educate festival attendees on everything from DACA to voter registration”.

Tickets are available here.



DS Photo Gallery: Bouncing Souls with TSOL and Rebuilder, Cambridge, MA (12/7/17)

The Bouncing Souls kicked off a quick, long weekend run of shows in the northeast by playing a sold-out show at the Sinclair in Cambridge’s Harvard Square. It was the Jersey punk rock veterans’ third time to the Bay State this year, but their first time headlining here in a couple years (editor’s note: the Souls supported Frank Turner at a one-off show back in February and the Rancid/Dropkick Murphys “From Boston To Berkeley” tour in August), bringing their devoutly loyal fanbase out in full force.

The quartet came right out of the gate firing on all cylinders, ripping straight into the one-two punch of crowd favorites “Hopeless Romantic” and “The Gold Song.” If you follow our Instagram feed, you may recall that I posted mid-set that it was the third time I’ve seen the Souls this year — I missed the Rancid/DKM show but I was at the Frank Turner gig and I finally made the trek to Jersey for Stoked For The Summer — and it was hands-down the best sounding show of all. Save for a couple technical difficulties primarily during “Satellite,” — see the confused look on frontman Greg Attonito’s face in the picture above — that remained the case throughout. The other two shows were enjoyable, for sure, but there’s something about how an uptempo, melodic four-piece punk band’s sound translates better in the confines of a 500-ish capacity club than in a hockey arena or an outdoor beachfront stage.

It’s tough whittle down a couple of highlights from a set that didn’t really have an low points. Bassist Bryan Kienlen and new-ish drummer George Rebelo play just about as tight and heavy as anybody in the business while guitarist Pete Steinkopf’s trademark Les-Paul-through-Marshall-stack sound somehow plays much bigger than one might expect a single-guitar attack to resonate. Attonito has always been the type of frontman that leaves the mic stand behind and relentlessly paces the bulk of the stage, and the fact that he’s a new parent — his first son was born just five weeks ago — didn’t seem to leave him any worse for the wear. There was a near non-stop parade of crowd surfers throughout the Souls’ hour-plus set (including at least a dozen trips over the barricade by one particular shirtless, luchador-masked patron), which was not a foregone conclusion at the beginning of the evening given that particularly greyish-haired nature of many of the fans — myself included first and foremost — of the band who are rounding the corner on their thirty year anniversary soon. Particular high points included the opening one-two punch, “These Are Quotes From Our Favorite ’80s Movies,” Attonito trying to dig for Boston-area locations in a site-specific version of “East Coast Fuck You,” a spot-on and unexpectedly surprising cover Avail’s “Simple Song,”the goosebump-inducing singalong that “Gone” has become, and a guest appearance on vocals from Street Dogs frontman Mike McColgan on the classic “True Believers.”

California punk veterans TSOL were provided direct support on each of the three dates on this particular jaunt of shows. Much like how I said above that the Bouncing Souls sound translates better in a venue like Sinclair than it does in a larger hockey arena, the squelching-guitar led early 80s hardcore sound that TSOL helped pioneer probably translates better in a smaller club setting without a barricade between the stage and the fans, much like it did when they played here last year at the Middle East. Frontman Jack Grisham has always had one of the more outspoken, dark humored personalities in the scene – look no further than perhaps the band’s biggest hit, the ode to necrophilia that is “Code Blue” – though I will admit that some of his trademark off-color banter sounds not only incredibly dated but, frankly, uncomfortable in the current climate, not unlike rewatching classic stand-up bits by Andrew Dice Clay might. The core of the band still sounded tight, as you’d imagine given that Ron Emoy and Mike Roche have been Grisham’s wingmen for the better part of the nearly four full decades of their existence (editor’s note: total ignorance on my part, but I’m not sure who’s playing drums now that Chip Hanna isn’t involved). The bands fans — and there were more than a few in attendance — totally still dig the classic sound and seemed to warm up as the set went on.

Local favorites Rebuilder kicked off the show in fine fashion. Plans for their first-ever European tour might have gone belly up last spring, but it’s still been a pretty great year for the five-piece; they released a stellar EP, Songs From The Massachusetts Turnpike, on Panic State Records a couple months ago, toured the west coast for the first time, played a bunch of shows back this way with Dead Bars, did a session for Mike Felumlee’s “Live From The Rock Room,” and continued to grow their fanbase by sharing the stage with acts like Dropkick Murphys, Frank Turner, Bombpops, and Red City Radio. The Souls show proved to be a pretty great cap on the year, and in their typical good-natured, tongue-in-cheek fashion, they made sure to include “Le Grand Fromage,” their middle-finger to the Souls’ home state of New Jersey, right smack in the middle of their set.

Head below for the full photo gallery from the evening!



TSOL announce 2018 west coast tour

California punk veterans TSOL will be touring the west coast in early 2018. The two-week run will see the band supported by Downtown Brown. Check out the tour dates below.

TSOL’s latest album The Trigger Complex was released in January on Rise Records.



TSOL announce California shows, set to play first EP and “Dance With Me”

California punk band TSOL have announced some January shows in California in which they will be playing all the songs from their first EP as well as from their classic album Dance With Me.

You can check out those dates and locations below.

TSOL last released The Trigger Complex on January 27th, 2017 via Rise Records.



T.S.O.L. release music video for “I Wanted to See You”

California punk legends T.S.O.L. have released a music video for “I Wanted to See You,” taken from their new album The Trigger Complex. You can check it out below.

The Trigger Complex came out on January 27th through Rise Records. It is the follow-up to 2009’s Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Free Downloads.



T.S.O.L. releases lyric video for “Satellites”

California punk legends T.S.O.L. have released a lyric video for their new song, “Satellites,” and you can check it out below.

The song will appear on the band’s new album, The Trigger Complex, which comes out tomorrow (January 27th) via Rise Records.  This will be T.S.O.L.’s first album since 2009’s Life, Liberty and the Pursuit Of Free Downloads.



New Music: T.S.O.L. – “Satellites” from upcoming album, “The Trigger Complex”


So Cal punk legends T.S.O.L. are streaming another new track from their upcoming album, “The Trigger Complex.” It’s called “Satellites,” and you can check it out here.

“The Trigger Complex” is the band’s eleventh studio album, and their first release since 2009’s “Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Free Downloads.” It’s out on Rise Records this coming Friday (January 27th); pre-orders are still available here.



T.S.O.L. sign to Rise Records, stream new song “I Wanted To See You” from upcoming album “The Trigger Complex”

So Cal punk legends T.S.O.L. have announced plans for their long-awaited 11th studio album. It’s called  “The Trigger Complex,” and it’ll mark not only their first release since 2009’s “Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Free Downloads,” but their first-ever release on their new label home, Rise Records. Here’s iconic frontman Jack Grisham on the album, rather apropos of recent political events:

“It’s a great time to be making music; to have a voice that can be heard. I’m glad that things look bleak. Political turmoil breeds strength as well as strife. This record allows us to remind people that they aren’t alone. We’re here.”

“The Trigger Complex” will hit the streets on January 29th, but you can pre-order it right here. To whet your appetite, you can take a listen to the brand-new track “I Wanted To See You” below!



TSOL on tour with The Scandals

TSOL and The Scandals have just embarked on a tour that started yesterday. At least, The Scandals have; TSOL joins the tour tomorrow. You can check out all of the dates below.

TSOL’s last release was 2009’s “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit Of Free Downloads” and the Scandals’ last release was 2014’s “The Sound Of Your Stereo” which was recently put out on vinyl for the first time by Say-10 Records.



Pennywise announce San Diego “Three Albums, Three Nights” shows

Having just played their first round of “Three Albums, Three Nights” shows at the Hollywood Palladium a week ago, California punk icons Pennywise have announced they will be doing the same in San Diego this May.

If you’re wondering what “Three Album, Three Nights” is, it’s a thing the band’s doing this year where they play their first 3 albums – Pennywise, Unknown Road, and About Time – in their entirety over the course of 3 nights at a single venue.

For these newly announced shows at The Observatory in San Diego, Pennywise will be joined by Good Riddance, TSOL, and Youth Brigade (each playing a different night). More info and links to grab tickets can be found below.

3-day passes are also available here, and they come with colored vinyl copies of all 3 albums.



DS Photo Gallery: TSOL, Left Alone, The Croissants at Thee Parkside SF (1.16.16)

The past couple of weeks has been quite busy on the concert front, as bands are coming off the holidays rested and ready to hit the road. While I was unable to attend the first string of shows featuring Rancid, I made it up two weeks later with a little TSOL action. The band was headlining at the favorite local punk dive bar, Thee Parkside, and had Left Alone and The Croissants as crowd warm-up duty.

The Croissants is garage punk at its finest. The Sacramento-based trio plays a distorted, simple, melodic style of punk mixed with 90’s garage/indie, with a classic NorCal sound. The band is riding the heels of their latest 7-inch “We’re In The Basement”, and was a great warm-up to what was to come. Tracks like “Things Have Changed” and “Don’t Wanna Live” definitely got feet moving and hearts beating, ready for Left Alone.

I always enjoy seeing Left Alone because they mix several styles into one set. Punk, ska, a little blues and folk – the band spreads its love all over so everyone in attendance is sure to hear something they like. I became a fan of the band a whole decade ago with their release of “Dead American Radio”, and the band has solidified songs from that album as part of their most popular repertoire. Some of my favorites include “Done Wrong”, “City to City”, and of course (my favorite shirt as well) “I Hate Emo”. The band also sampled heavily off their latest album, “Harbor Area”, which came out last year through Hellcat and the band’s own Smelvis Records.

The air was ripe with sweat and beer, the room a cozy 95 degrees, and the crowd well lubricated as the SoCal legends TSOL took the stage. Quite the small stage for Jack & co. but they made do, at points sharing the space with exuberant fans. A TSOL set has become a little predictable (as the band hasn’t released much of any new material as of late), and you can bet you’ll hear a little “Love Story”, “Wasted”, “Property Is Theft”, and if you’re lucky, the fan favorite “Code Blue”. It’s incredible and a little hilarious that one of the band’s most popular song deals with the taboo subject of necrophilia – but hey, the crowd eats it up (and so do I (who can forget Punk-O-Rama II).

A great night was had – and you can view all the photos from the night’s sets below.

As always, big thanks to all the guys at Thee Parkside for a good time.