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The 27 Greatest Pop Punk Records According to Ben Weasel

This morning Screeching Weasel released two holiday songs titled “Christmas Eve” and “New Years Eve”, they also announced that they will be kicking off 2018 with two intimate shows on Friday, February 16th and Saturday February 17th at Reggies in Chicago (tickets on sale December 15th at 10am CST). Frontman, Ben Weasel has also taken the time to address the recent Rolling Stone “Pop Punk” list with his own list and we got our our hands on it! Check it out (along with a playlist of his picks) below!



Screeching Weasel to release documentary called, “My Right: The Screeching Weasel Story”

Pop-punk veterans Screeching Weasel have announced that they will finally be creating a documentary outlining the band/member history. The highly anticipated film, which will be called, My Right: The Screeching Weasel Story, has been in production since last year and will feature anyone who has had any hand in creating or pushing the legendary group forward. The news of the film comes from the band’s page, where Ben Weasel mentioned that they were not initially planning to announce the film, but details about it got leaked.

A statement from the official documentary page reads as follows:

Thanks for friending us, gang. The director is working on a teaser video which will be posted here in about a week. We’ll also keep updating you as we film. We weren’t ready to announce this project yet but apparently the news leaked this morning so we’re scrambling to get together some info and updates for you. Needless to say, we’re contacting everybody from the band’s history, doing tons of on-the-road filming and interviews, and digging around for old recordings, footage and photos, so if you have any archival stuff on the band you’d be willing to share for the film, DM us!

Stay tuned on further announcements regarding this film, but for now you can check out the band’s announcement video below.



Colombia Stages to premiere Screeching Weasel rock opera “Baby Fat Act 1”

Colombia Stages and La MaMa present to you the world premiere of the upcoming Screeching Weasel rock opera titled Baby Fat Act 1. The production company will take the music of Chicago’s own Screeching Weasel and turn it into a stage production with a full ensemble and cast. The show will take place at the Ellen Stewart Theatre in NYC from July 21st-23rd.

In May 2015, Screeching Weasel released Baby Fat Act 1, a rock opera of sorts, that was picked up by director Michael Scholar soon after its release. He quickly envisioned characters, plot, and stage performances to go with the band’s new musical direction. Ben Weasel comments:

“If I were British I’d be chuffed; a Californian, stoked; Audrey Hepburn, delighted! After thirty years of composing music and lyrics for rock albums, I can’t wait to take on the challenge of writing for the theatre. Michael’s track record in combining rock and theatre has gained my trust and confidence in his ability to bring Baby Fat to vivid life on the stage.”

To keep up to date with tickets and other information you can visit La MaMa’s website.

Baby Fat Act I was released in May 2015 and is the first of the two part rock opera to be released by the band. the 27-track album was funded entirely through crowdfunding campaigns and Recess Records, who also helped with the finances. Part two is set for release sometime in 2017.

 



Screeching Weasel announce 30th anniversary shows

2016 marks the 30th anniversary of Screeching Weasel, and to celebrate the band will be playing a string of shows in California, Italy, New York, and Pennsylvania. In addition to featuring the likes of BIGWIG, The Queers, The Dickies, and Satanic Surfers, some of these shows will see the band playing My Brain Hurts in its entirety.

Check out the info on the currently announced shows below, and stay tuned as more details become available.

Screeching Weasel’s latest album – part one of a two-part rock opera titled Baby Fat – was released in May of 2015 through Recess Records.



MxPx and Screeching Weasel announce Australian shows

Iconic pop-punk bands MxPx and Screeching Weasel will be heading down under to play three Australian shows in May. You can check out the dates and locations below.

MxPx’s latest album Plans Within Plans was released in 2012 through Jump Start Records. Screeching Weasel released part one of a two-part rock opera titled Baby Fat in May, 2015 on Recess Records.



Pickles spins favorite 2015 music by bands/guests featured on Dying Scene Radio, Sour Shoes (from the Howard Stern Show) calls TONE LO-KI, and Nick Ameen guest co-hosts

This week on Dying Scene RadioBobby Pickles welcomes lifelong friend and musical prodigy Nick Ameen “in-studio” to help usher in 2016 (the Year of the Monkey). TONE LO-KI joins the conversation, welcoming his lifelong friend and musical prodigy, Sour Shoes (from the Howard Stern Show). Bobby recaps the major headlines of 2015 and spins his favorite music by bands/guests featured this past year on the podcast.

R.I.P. Lemmy 1945-2015

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

THIS WEEK’S PLAYLIST
Motörhead – Victory of Die
Teenage Bottlerocket – Nothing Else Matters (When I’m With You)
Nick Ameen – Spike The Punch
Entropy NY – So It Goes
Out Of Order – No Cares
¡LA VASA! – Mama Tried
Tartar Control – My God’s Cock
PEARS – Snowflake
The Regressives – Problems
Screeching Weasel – Things Aren’t So Bad After All
Bad Cop / Bad Cop – Nightmare
The Decline – I Don’t Believe
Chaos Delivery Machine – God Of Prey
Svetlanas – Crimea River
Templeton Pek – Broken Lines
Black Cat Attack – Conquer Destroy Exterminate!
Millencolin – Believe In John
Frank Turner – Silent Key
Thee Money $hot – Lady Killer
Sic Waiting – Maps
Laura Jane Grace (feat. Miley Cyrus) – True Trans Soul Rebel



Free Music: Recess Records – ‘Boycott Comp #1 (Toilets)’

California independent pop-punk label Recess Records is kicking off a new comp series, called Boycott Comp. You can listen to and download for free/name your price the first release in the series, Boycott Toilets, below.

The label is planning to release 10 of these samplers, with tracks from its recent releases. Toilets includes songs from The Underground Railroad To Candyland, Screeching Weasel, Wet Nurse, Birthday Suits, and Pale Angels.

 



MxPx stream cover of Screeching Weasel’s “Leather Jacket”

A day before hitting the road for a few shows with Screeching Weasel, Bremerton pop-punk veterans MxPx have released a cover of “Leather Jacket,” which originally appeared on their tour-mates’ 1993 classic Anthem for a New Tomorrow.

Check it out below to hear Mike Herrera drop the F-bomb on a recording for the first time ever.

MxPx’s latest full-length Plans Within Plans was released in 2012 through Jump Start Records. They have since released two compilation albums titled Acoustic Collection and Demos Collection, Vol. 1 via Bandcamp.



Ben Weasel guest hosts and talks a lot of shit on this week’s episode of Dying Scene Radio!

This week on Dying Scene Radio, the Bobs were finally able to convince Screeching Weasel founder and frontman Ben Weasel to join them as a guest host for this week’s show. Ben joins Bob Noxious and Bobby Pickles in studio to discuss (and talk shit about) just about everything under the sun from Bobby’s employment of bums as models for his t-shirt company to Ben’s thoughts and opinions surrounding such topics as getting dropped from Fat Wreck Chords, Tim Armstrong, record labels in general, websites like Dying Scene and PunkNews and much, much more.  Love him or hate him, it’s one hell of an entertaining listen.

Listen to all the incessant jabbering below.

Weasel’s epic punk rock opus – Baby Fat Act 1 – is out now on Recess Records. Episode 17’s recurring theme: Performance Art.



It’s time for a new episode of Dying Scene Radio! This week’s guest: Florida hardcore surf punkers – The Antidon’ts

This week on Dying Scene RadioBob Noxious and Bobby Pickles send another digital smoke signal to Ben Weasel after the Screeching Weasel founder and frontman mentions them on the latest episode of his Weasel Radio podcast. BAND SPOTLIGHT: Florida hardcore surf punkers The Antidon’ts. The two Bobs interview the three-piece (Zac, Mikey and Anthony) about the band’s witty song titles, their upcoming gig at Bowl Bash 20: Skateopia’s annual music festival, which, this year, Green Jellÿ is headlining, plus they premiere a new track off their new record “Buckwild and Foul” – slated for release on June 1st via Bandcamp. Episode 16’s recurring theme: Pig Pen on tour.

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Screeching Weasel premiere new song “Things Aren’t So Bad After All” (ft. Blag Dahlia)

Screeching Weasel have been revving up to release Act 1 of an epic, two-part punk rock opera titled Baby Fat for many months now, and we are very excited to be exclusively streaming a track from the record! The song which features guest vocals from Blag Dahlia of The Dwarves is titled “Things Aren’t So Bad After All,” and you can give it a listen below.

Baby Fat (Act 1) is set to be released on May 26th through Recess Records (head over here to get your pre-orders in). The band will be touring in support of the album’s release all summer.



Screeching Weasel streaming “Kewpie Doll” off upcoming “Baby Fat (Act 1)” album

Screeching Weasel has just made a new song from their upcoming album available to stream. The track is entitled “Kewpie Doll” and you can listen to it below.

The band’s upcoming album “Baby Fat (Act 1)” is a concept album featuring guest appearances from Blag Dahlia of The Dwarves, Roger Manganelli of Less Than Jake, and many others. The work is set to be released in three weeks (May 26th), and will serve as a follow-up to their 2011 “Carnival of Schadenfreude” EP.



Screeching Weasel stream tracks from upcoming album, announce summer tour w/ The Queers & Mr. T Experience

On the latest episode of his Weasel Radio podcast, Screeching Weasel frontman premiered a handful of new tracks from the band’s upcoming album Baby Fat (Act 1), in addition to announcing some summer tour dates with The Queers and The Mr. T Experience.

You can give the podcast a listen and find details on the band’s summer tour below.

Baby Fat (Act 1) is set to be released on May 26th, serving as a follow-up to their 2011 Carnival of Schadenfreude EP. It’s a concept album featuring guest appearances from Blag Dahlia of The Dwarves, Roger Manganelli of Less Than Jake, and many others.



MxPx and Screeching Weasel announce two shows

Bremerton pop-punk veterans MxPx have announced they will be playing two shows with Screeching Weasel this June. More info can be found below.

MxPx’s latest album Plans Within Plans was released in 2012 through Jump Start Records. Screeching Weasel last released an EP titled Carnival Of Schadenfreude in 2011 via Recess Records.



Screeching Weasel finish recording new album; tour dates planned

In a recent Facebook post, Screeching Weasel announced that they are wrapping up the recording portion of their upcoming new album. The work is entitled “Baby Fat (Act 1)”, however no release date has been set as of yet.

The band currently has tour dates lined up at the end of February with The Dwarves and The Queers. You can find out more information here.

Screeching Weasel last released an EP entitled “Carnival Of Schadenfreude” in 2011 through Recess Records, who has since handled the vinyl re-releases of “Anthem for a New Tomorrow” and “How To Make Enemies and Irritate People.”