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OC45 announces winter tour dates

Boston punks OC45 have announced their 2018 “Get the Fuck Out of Winter Tour,” which will take them out of the snow-ravaged Northeast, through the South and West.  You can find all of the dates below, but check out their official site for updates.

OC45’s latest album, Happy Accidents, was released in 2017.



DS Photo Gallery: OC45 Boston Homecoming Show, with Diablogato and On The Cinder

One of these days, one of the Boston-area bands that’s spent the last handful of years plying their wares in local divey establishments like O’Brien’s and the Midway Cafe and Koto is going to break through to the next level and usher in a new golden era of Boston punk rock. Maybe it’ll be Rebuilder, or perhaps Choke Up, or even Save Ends or The Hotelier. But if it’s going to be the hardest-working band in the scene to break through, that title would have to go to none other than OC45. In addition to a handful of late summer East Coast dates with Teenage Bottlerocket, the foursome spent the better part of two months on the road in the States earlier this year and headed across the pond for the first time, playing two weeks worth of shows. Upon their return, it was right back on the Stateside roads where they closed another four weeks on tour with a homecoming show at Boston’s Great Scott on Sunday night.

In some ways, OC45 are a throwback to an era in Boston history that’s fallen by the wayside. There was a time when the city was not only renowned for being a tough, gritty place to live and work, but wore that reputation like a badge of honor and spawned a tough, gritty, hard-working music scene as a result. But the Boston of the last fifteen years or so is a different, increasingly safe and gentrified and tech-savvy place to be, and I can’t quite put my finger on what the music scene even is nowadays (check out the lineups of the last few years of the Bosotn Calling Music Festival and you’ll note a lack of anything resembling “grit”). OC45 are loud, brash, high-energy, snotty, dirty and booze-infused, and seem to genuinely take pride in their community and on working their asses off. Last Sunday night was no exception, as the fellas were welcomed home to a loud, vocal crowd that was worked into a circle pit and a seemingly never-ending stream of stage-invaders from the opening notes.

Local band Diablogato provided direct support on the evening. Trying to affix a label to Diablogato is a bit difficult, but they were a refreshing change of pace wedged between two street punk bands. “Rockabilly” is probably the default label most people would affix to them, but that’s not quite right. They’re not quite psychobilly, not quite Stray Cat strutters, not quite a soul-infused rock band, and yet they’re all of those things at the same time. Regardless, they’re a bunch of scene veterans who’ve been in myriad bands over the years who combine like a sort of devilbilly Voltron and, as a result, fit in with a slew of different genres while carving out a sound that’s strictly theirs. Wait, is devilbilly a thing? It is now!

On The Cinder opened the show, as they’d been tourmates with OC45 for the last week. The Buffalo-based trio share a lot in common with their Boston-bred tour buddies stylistically and sonically, which was much appreciated by the crossover crowd, many of whom seemed almost as familiar with the out-of-towners as they were with the home team.

Head below for our full photo gallery of the evening. Oh, and serious props to whoever booked a three-band bill on a Sunday night. Maybe I’m showing my age here, but five or six bands on a bill is tedious and some of us have to work in the morning, damnit. Nice work, Great Scott!



OC45 announces fall tour dates

Boston punk band OC45 is fresh off of some dates opening for Teenage Bottlerocket, and they are hitting the road again this fall with shows across the South and West.

You can find all of the dates and check out their latest album, Happy Accidentsbelow.



Teenage Bottlerocket announce four east coast shows starting September 7th

Teenage Bottlerocket have announced four East Coast dates starting tomorrow, September 7th. They’ll be playing with OC45 and MakeWar. Later this month, Teenage Bottlerocket will be heading on tour in Australia.

Check out the East Coast dates below!



OC45 announces 2017 summer tour dates

Boston punks OC45 will be touring the U.S. and Canada in August and September, and you can find all the dates and places in the tour poster below.

We already told you about OC45’s September dates with Teenage Bottlerocket and MakeWar, but before that, they will hit venues through the Midwest and Pacific Northwest, including a few dates with Seattle’s Burn Burn Burn.

OC45’s most recent release was this year’s Happy Accidents, which came out in January.  You can find their discography here.



Teenage Bottlerocket announce fall dates with OC45

Teenage Bottlerocket have announced a run of east coast tour dates this fall, with Boston punks OC45 providing support. Check out the dates after the jump.



The Jukebox Romantics (punk) announce European tour dates with OC45

Downstate New Yorkers The Jukebox Romantics have announced dates for their upcoming European Tour via City-Rat Records/Booking. Touring with the JBRs are their Boston brothers, OC45. Check out the dates and locations below.

The Jukebox Romantics are releasing a new album in early fall, keep your eyes and ears out. They released their last full-length Transmission Down on October 16th, 2015, through Jailhouse Records.



OC45 (Boston, punk rock) stream album “Happy Accidents” in full

Boston punk rock outfit OC45 have allowed fans to stream their latest full length, Happy Accidents. The release features eleven anthemic, shout-a-long punk tunes and is available to listen to below.

If you’re feeling this one give the band some love by heading over to their Bandcamp page and buying a copy.



Denizen Records stream compilation “Punk Against Trump”

Denizen Records have released an anti-Trump compilation. The record features twenty-two tracks of political punk rock and hardcore from the likes of Dwarves , Second In Line, and OC45.

You can enjoy the full compilation below.



OC45 premiere new song “Titled,” announce U.S. tour dates

Boston’s OC45 is at it again.  After hearing their scorching EP Burn It in March of 2015, we’re getting geared up for a new release from them, and you should be, too.  You can check out the new song “Titled,” as well as OC45’s upcoming tour dates, below.

The song, which is borne out of the frustration and furor of the political scene of the past year, talks about not being satisfied with what we’re given, with a chorus of “Fuck that, we won’t go quietly.”

You can pick up a copy of the new album, Happy Accidents, when it’s released on January 27th, but in the meantime you can check out their back catalogue here.  OC45 tours pretty prolifically, and they put on a show that you really can’t miss.  Lucky for you, they’re playing a ton of dates throughout the U.S. (and even a few dates on Mexico!) starting next month, so go check them out.



Svetlanas and OC45 are currently touring

The most dangerous band in the world Svetlanas are currently on the road with Boston’s favorite sons OC45. The tour which kicked off a few days ago will run through early October.

Check out the tour dates below to see if there’s a show near you.



American Dischord, OC45 and Burn Burn Burn! stream 3-way split

Holy shit! Very rarely do I find a split, let alone a 3 way split, where I love every single contribution by each band. Granted there is only one song from each but considering I wasn’t really too familiar with American Dischord, OC45 or Burn Burn Burn! I’d say this release accomplished its mission in making me a fan of all 3 punk acts.

The split appears to be self-released by the participating bands. Introduce yourself to 3 great up and coming punk acts by streaming it below.



DS Staff Picks – Gina Skidz’s Top 10 of 2015

Another year-end is upon us! As we prepare ourselves to deal with family, long lines and fistfights over parking spaces (wait…does that just happen in Boston?!), let’s blow off some steam with some of the most badass punk albums of 2015.  I think I missed the deadline for both 2013 and 2014, so this is my first Top 10 List since I’ve been on staff at Dying Scene.  A few caveats to my list:

1. I tried my best to stay away from the major albums of 2015.  While there were some really good ones, my intent was to highlight some awesome up-and-comers.

2. I did include EPs as well as albums.  Some were just too damn good to pass up, and I couldn’t resist.

3.  They are in no particular order.  Comparing two totally different genres or calling an EP better than an album just seemed nonsensical to me (or maybe I was being lazy?).  Hey, it’s punk rock–no rules!

Keep reading to see my Top 10 of 2015, in no particular order.



Bryan McPherson announces details of hometown Boxing Day Blowout shows

If you live in the greater Boston area and you haven’t seen Bryan McPherson  blow the roof off any of the area’s show-going establishments, you’ve really done yourself a disservice. Astute readers will recall out rundown of a particularly special night at the Midway Cafe back in June.

Anyway, the folk-punk troubadour has announced preliminary details behind a couple of hometown holiday shows that’ll take place at the very same Midway. Dubbed the Boxing Day Blowout due to the event taking place the day after Christmas, there are actually two shows lined up; a 4pm all ages matinee that features Jenn Lombari (Lucky United), Carissa Johnson and, of course, OC45. Tickets are here. That’ll be followed by a 21+ show that kicks off at 9pm, and features Matt Charette, Time & Place and Live Nude Girls…and it wouldn’t be unlike McPherson to play another barn-burner of a set until the wee hours. Tickets for that one are here.

McPherson is presently touring the Pacific Northwest in support of his latest (and undeniably greatest) album, “Wedgewood,” which was self-released on his OFD Records earlier this year; stream/buy it here. While you’re at it here’s the sitdown we did with McPherson in advance of that album.



Upstart Fest 2015 announces second round of bands

The second batch of bands have been announced for the 5th annual Upstart Fest. Hudson Falcons, OC45, Lost in Society, A Minor Revolution, and Legally Fucked will all be joining the previously announced acts Avenue RockersCry Havoc!Two Man Advantage, and Posers, with more bands to be announced soon.

The tour runs between Portland, ME and Baltimore, MD in late September/early October. You can check out the full list of dates and locations here and we’ll be sure to keep you updated as more bands are announced.