You can have a watch below.
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Baltimore’s War on Women have released a brand new track called “Lone Wolves.” The track is one off of their upcoming album, Capture the Flag, which is scheduled for release on April 13th through Bridge 9.
You can stream the song below.
Capture the Flag will serve as a follow-up to the group’s 2015 self-titled album.
Monday, March 5, 2018 at 1:56 PM (PST) by Mike Scott
War on Women are to release a new album via Bridge 9 Records on April 13th. “Capture The Flag” is a 12 song affair, with pre-orders up now on the label Bandcamp. The band are streaming the penultimate track on the album, “YDTMHTL”.
You can listen to the track below.
Friday, December 8, 2017 at 3:23 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
The first round of bands for Pouzza Fest 8 has just been announced. The list which is headlined by the newly-reunited This Is A Standoff also includes War On Women, City Mouse, PI Mafia, Mike Frazier, Dead Broke, and Sincere Engineer.
Pouzza Fest 8 takes place May 18-20th, 2018 in Montreal, Quebec. For more info and tickets, visit the festival’s official website.
Monday, April 24, 2017 at 3:06 PM (PST) by Mike Scott
You can watch the video below.
Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 12:00 PM (PST) by Malamute
War On Women shows tend to straddle the line between protest and punk show. They exploded onto the scene in 2011 with their 10-inch “Improvised Weapons” and in the last year put out their eponymous debut full-length to thunderous applause from the punk rock community. Malamute sat down (figuratively) with singer/lyricist Shawna Potter and discussed, among other things, the band’s popularity in and outside the punk scene, sexism in Lord Of The Rings and punk show etiquette. You can read the full interview below.
War On Women’s last release was their self-titled full-length in February 2015.
War On Women last released their self-titled album in February of 2015.
British folk/punk singer-songwriter Louise Distras has announced some European tour dates coming up at the end of the month, with more to be announced soon. You can find the first string of dates, including a kick-off in Germany with War on Women, below.
Distras most recently played the U.S. at Punk Rock Bowling, and you can read the recap of that here. She most recently released the album Dreams From the Factory Floor last year on Pirates Press Records.
Monday, March 14, 2016 at 5:58 PM (PST) by AnarchoPunk
On the 27th of February in the year of our lord 2016, the greatest anarchopunk artists of our generation converged on West Hollywood, California at a dank, dusty, little venue for what would become one of the most amazing punk rock shows in the past decade. This is a written and pictorial memorialization of the the events that unfolded at The Troubadour that evening. Read it below!
Monday, March 14, 2016 at 2:08 PM (PST) by milhouse
***This photo gallery/review is a little delayed due to some hood rat piece of shit that decided to pepper spray me while waiting to go home after the show, so my vision was impaired for a day or two.***
A couple weeks ago, one of my favorite venues DNA played host to an incredible night of punk and politics with co-headliners Anti-Flag and Leftover Crack, with support from War on Women, Blackbird Raum, and Homeless Gospel Choir.
With the exception of Homeless Gospel Choir, I was familiar with all the bands on the bill, and was super excited to see how the night played out.
One man, one guitar – Homeless Gospel Choir is exactly what you need to kick off a night like this. Powerful, reflective, political, gritty, melodic, and a little light-hearted – Derek Zanetti did well to win over the crowd and get the juices flowing for the rest of the night.
Next up was Blackbird Raum. The band fits very well with Leftover Crack, and the sextet is so full of energy it makes your head spin. Washboards, banjos, stand-up bass and more set this band apart from the average. And with dual male/female vocals, the band’s sound is quite unique. The folk-punk sound and community is alive and well here on the West Coast, especially here in Northern California, and the band drew quite the crowd of smelly punks dancing and singing along.
War On Women made it on the cover of the last issue of New Noise Magazine, and it’s no wonder why. The members are no stranger to the punk scene, coming from some heavy hitters in the East Coast punk game. The self-described ‘co-ed, feminist hardcore band’ does well to get the crowd moving, but not too much to where they miss the political undertones of some of the tracks. Frontwoman Shawna Porter is in your face with an aggression only akin to other hardcore bands. The crowd ate it up and was lubed and ready for Leftover Crack to take to the stage.
There’s no such thing as Leftover Crack so they say. This is a band I never tire of seeing. The guys have their ups and downs, and everyone has their opinion of them, but I absolutely love the music and the message. When guitarist Chris Mann came to stage donning a angry baby mask, I knew it was going to be an incredible set. The diversity of a Leftover Crack show is a sight to see – young and old, punks and squares, drunks and straight-edge kids alike dance along to the catchy yet sometimes dark tunes of the C-Squat rockers. The band always samples a little bit from their Choking Victim catalog, including one of my favorites, “500 Channels”. In true LOC fashion, the band always touches on politics, and being that it was Super Tuesday, the guys had a lot to say about the current state of affairs in our country. Politics aside, the band rocked the house, inviting members of Blackbird Raum and other friends to share the stage to close the set.
Finally to the stage was the Philadelphia veterans Anti-Flag. Get your pens and paper ready, as there will be a lecture, and you are expected to take notes – there will be a test at the end of the set. Despite the numerous breaks for political rambling, Anti-Flag has always been a favorite of mine to see live. Chris #2 is like a bouncy ball, just bouncing around stage, jumpkicking and throwing hands in the air – it’s a great stage presence. Justin Sane still hits all the marks and does well to get the crowd to sing along with him. Big thanks to Barry Synoground who invited me to the soundbooth to shoot from there – the pit was pretty rowdy and lacked protection for little ol photographer me. Although, I was back sidestage as the set rounded out, and Chris #2 joined fans in the middle of the pit with his guitar. Super intimate and great moment to be a part of. There’s no wonder why Anti-Flag has been at it for 20 years and selling out venues left and right.
Have a look at all the photos from the night below.
Huge thanks to Barry and Alan, as well as Noah and crew for a great night at a great SF concert institution.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 11:22 AM (PST) by Malamute
Baltimore feminist punk band War On Women played an acoustic version of “How’s Tricks” (from their EP “Improvised Weapons) at Fest 14.
“Improvised Weapons” came out in 2011 on Exotic Fever Records and their last release was their self-titled debut full-length on Bridge Nine Records in 2015.
You can watch the video below.
Monday, December 28, 2015 at 2:42 PM (PST) by Malamute
So, I’ve been a writer at Dying Scene for all of two months or so. Here I am writing a top 10 article as if I’m qualified. This year was an interesting year for me…I think. I feel like I don’t remember half of what I did. But I know I saw a lot of live music and traversed almost as much road as a touring band in doing so. As I sit here, aching from being in the middle of following a tour I realize I did not listen to nearly enough records this year. But I was also very fortunate to hear exactly the releases that I needed to hear when I heard them.
Without any (more) ado here’s what I dug in the year of our lord, two-thousand and fifteen. Enjoy.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 4:04 PM (PST) by Bizarro Dustin
The end of the year is always my favorite time of year because who doesn’t love massaging their own ego while talking about their favorite records? It’s wonderful to see everyone showing off their tastes in music, often times thought of as superior, and I love every moment of it. We were told directly by Dying Scene head honcho Johnny X that we had to stick to writing a simple list of 10 albums this year, but I decided to go in a different direction because anarchy. But also because I wrote this before he gave any guidelines.
You can jump into my self-indulgence below.
Friday, December 18, 2015 at 12:15 PM (PST) by Hopeless Romantic
2015 was one of the best years of my life, both personally and professionally. Throughout all of the excitement, including marrying the love of my life (my name is Hopeless Romantic, after all!), there were a number of albums that composed the soundtrack of my year. My newly adopted method of keeping a running list of great albums made writing this article easier in terms of remembering what came out, but not in terms of narrowing down my selections. A handful of albums just missed the cut, but I truly feel like the following 10 albums (and 1 EP) help make 2015 even more memorable. Check out my picks below!
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 1:30 PM (PST) by Bizarro Dustin
The band released War on Women on February 10, 2015 through Bridge Nine Records.
Do you guys remember when Flogging Molly put out music that made you want to dance a jig and mosh at the same time? Fast and aggressive enough to satisfy your rebellious soul yet folky enough to provide a depth sometimes lacking in more traditional punk rock? Those were the days. And I thought they were over until I stumbled across The Killigans. Hailing from Lincoln, Nebraska of all places, this six-some channel folk-punk as if they were spawned from the back of a gypsy caravan in the heart of the Old Country. Playing together since 2004, how they escaped my notice until now is beyond me, but let's not dwell on that. What's important is that they just released a new full-length titled "Dance On Your Grave" and I'm here today to tell you it is well worth a listen. Do so here.