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7 Things To Do At Punk Rock Bowling That Don’t Involve Moshing

Punk Rock Bowling is right around the corner, and it’s not just shows stacked on top of more shows. It’s a whole three day weekend of punk related events. If you’re going to Vegas this year but fear a severe case of pit fatigue between the main stage lineups and late night club shows, give your eardrums a break and check out our list of “7 Things To Do At Punk Rock Bowling That Don’t Involve Moshing” below

Cock Sparrer streaming new song “Contender”

Cock Sparrer are now streaming new song, “Contender” off the full length album “Forever,” out April 21st via Pirates Press Records. You can listen to the song below, and buy a physical copy on the label webstore.

“Forever” is the first album since 2007 release, “Here We Stand,” making it the sixth career album in 45 years from the UK punk legends.

Cock Sparrer stream new song “Every Step of the Way” from upcoming album “Forever”

UK punk legends Cock Sparrer have premiered another song from their upcoming album Forever. The track’s titled “Every Step of the Way”, and you can give it a listen below.

Set to release on April 21st through Pirates Press Records, Forever will be the band’s first album since 2007’s Here We StandPre-orders are available on the label’s webstore.

Cock Sparrer release video for new track “One By One” from upcoming album “Forever!”

Legendary UK punk band Cock Sparrer have released a brand new video for their new song “One By One.” You can check it out below. This is the first track released from their upcoming LP “Forever!”, which will be available April 21st through Pirate Press Records. The record will be available tomorrow, April 11th, for pre-sale from Pirate Press’ webstore.

“Forever!” marks Cock Sparrer’s first record in nearly a decade. You can catch Cock Sparrer at this years Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival. Details can be found here.

New Music: Cock Sparrer post teaser for upcoming album, “Forever”

Legendary Oi! punk pioneer Cock Sparrer snuck up on us this week with some news on a brand new album!

It’s called Forever, and it’ll mark not only their first release on Pirates Press Records, but their first studio full length in a decade. What’s more? We’re not going to have to wait very long to get it in our collective hands. Pre-orders for Forever launch next Tuesday (April 11th), and the album itself is due out April 21st digitally and April 24th in physical formats.

Want a taste of what’s to come from the British legends? Head below for a quick teaser, and stay tuned for pre-order info.

Cock Sparrer’s last release was 2007’s Here We Stand, which was released on Captain Oi! Records.

Punk Rock Bowling announces daily lineups for 2017 festival

While the full lineup for Punk Rock Bowling 2017 was announced back in January, you can now check out the daily lineups for all three days of the Vegas-based festival.

Not surprisingly, the three biggest acts (Iggy Pop, Bad Religion, and Cock Sparrer) are spread out over the three nights, with a slew of additional acts each day.  If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, you can pick up 3-day passes ($125) or single-day passes ($50) here.

Punk Rock Bowling announces full Las Vegas 2017 lineup

Alright, punk fans, it’s officially official. The 2017 lineup for Punk Rock Bowling in Las Vegas has been finalized and publicly announced. I’m too lazy to type it all out so just take a gander at the poster above and start mentally cataloguing who you’re most excited to see.

Still to come are the announcements about the after hour club shows but we’ll post those as soon as PRB starts releasing them.

Punk Rock Bowling takes place over Memorial Day Weekend (May 26th-29th) and is the one festival each year that the Dying Scene staff flies, drives, hitchhikes or crawls from the various basements across the globe that they reside in to meet in person. Keep an eye out for us in our snazzy Dying Scene t-shirts and be sure to tell us how much our site sucks.

Iggy Pop, Cock Sparrer, Pennywise and more announced for Punk Rock Bowling 2017 (Vegas)

2017 is nearly upon us and you know what that means. Exactly. Time to start planning for Punk Rock Bowling! The long running punk festival has announced the first round of headlining bands for its 2017 installation in Vegas. Here’s the official announcement:

“19 years and counting and we are more excited than ever to announce just a glimpse of this years lineup featuring the Godfather of Punk Rock, the eternal misfit and saboteur of all convention, the 2017 Grammy nominee (and rightly so) Iggy Pop!!

And if that’s not enough, coming all the way from the East End of London, the working class heroes and one of Punk Rock Bowlings all time favorites, the pioneers of Oi!, the one and only Cock Sparrer!!

And let’s take our hat off to Pennywise who after 28 years is a household name in punk rock circles (and circle pits) and we welcome them back to PRB, with Jim Lindberg at the helm (finally!)

Top that all off with The Bouncing Souls, hot on the heels of their new album Simplicity, Hardcore punk legends Discharge, and many more bands to be announced. This is just a preview of what is going down in 2017, stay tuned for more.”

Snag tickets here.

Rebellion Festival adds FLAG, Descendents, Cock Sparrer and more to 2016 line-up

Rebellion Festival will take place in Blackpool, UK August 4th-7th, 2016.

They have announced that their line-up will include FLAG, Descendents, Cock Sparrer, Stiff Little Fingers, The Damned, Fear, The Exploited, Cockney Rejects, Peter Hook and the Light, The Dickies, Discharge, G.B.H., Dictators, Slaughter & The Dogs, Anti Nowhere League, UK Subs, The Outcasts, Evil Conduct, Peter & The Test Tube Babies, Infa Riot, Reagan Youth, Argy Bargy, Spizz Energi, Abrasive Wheels, Dirtbox Disco, The Members, The Defects, Anti Pasti, Lions Law, Booze & Glory, Hagar The Womb, The Vibrators, Channel 3, 999, Major Accident, The Varukers, Drongos For Europe, The Crack, Here and Now, Razors, The Ejected, Komintern Sect, Rust, Demob, Bar Stool Preachers, Splodgenssabounds, London, The Ramonas, In Evil Hour, Anti-Social, The Cundeez, Sensa Yuma, The Bleach Boys, Geoffrey Oicott, Anthrax UK, Brassick, Cress, Fire Exit, Contempt, Jericho Hill, System Of Hate, Spunk Volcano & The Eruptions, Reazione, Foreign Legion, Army of Skanks, Addictive Philosophy, Monkish, Slagerij, Revenge of the Psychontronic Man, Criminal Mind.

You can find more information about the festival here.

Podcast: Dying Scene Radio ep. #12 (Cock Sparrer, PEARS)

This week on Dying Scene Radio, Bob Noxious interviews New Orleans punk rock darlings, PEARS, and Bobby Pickles interviews Cock Sparrer (Pronounced: SPERRA in American) prior to their first NYC show in 15 years. Fresh off a one week hiatus, the two Bobs don’t miss a beat with two interesting conversations, plus Bobby makes a total ass out of himself by mispronouncing the band’s name consistently throughout their entire exchange – watch the Full Video below.


Off! – Meet Your God
Good Riddance – Shiloh
The Queers – Uncouth
Dead On A Friday – Early Grave
PEARS – Victim To Be
Entropy – Shark Sandwich
Spanner – Banner Regime
Cock Sparrer – Because You’re Young
Out Of Order – Stuck In The Mud
69 Enfermos – Numbers
Anchor – Losing Faith
Cock Sparrer – Take ‘Em All

This week’s sponsor is FAT ENZO.

DS Exclusive: 2014 – A Year in Concert Pictures (milhouse)

2015 is nearly upon us, and as visions of upcoming concerts dance through my mind, I reflect on the year that has passed. I think about the concerts I was able to attend, and those that slipped through the cracks. The new friends made, the old friends re-acquainted, the massive heaps of beer, bruises and cuts, hangovers, lost voices, and of course the photos – without which many memories may have gone by the gutter. My photos are like my children, and having to choose favorites just seems so unfair, but there are clearly some standouts.

The year’s first show featured a Dying Scene favorite, Chuck Ragan, with some other incredible moments over the year including joining Bum City Saints for a studio session in February, the annual trip to Las Vegas for Punk Rock Bowling in May, Pirates Press‘ 10th Anniversary shows in October, interviewing Blood or Whiskey in November, and more that I’m sure I’m leaving out. To my surprise and delight, I was able to see one of my all-time favorite bands, Cock Sparrer, four times this year, as well as having the opportunity to present Colin with a framed concert print of himself. Outstanding! Swingin’ Utters, La Plebe, Lagwagon, and others were among many bands whom I would get to see multiple times over the course of 2014.

I have narrowed down my collection to 30 of my favorite shots that I took during 2014, and some of the winners include Nihilist Cunt, Bishops Green, Anti-Nowhere League, Cock Sparrer (of course), Bum City Saints, Street Dogs, Laura Jane Grace, The Adicts, Angelic Upstarts, Total Chaos, and more. Have a look at a year in concert pictures below. Above shot not included in the 30 is PPR owner Skippy stage-diving at an after-party Cock Sparrer show – epic.

Big thanks to Skippy of PPR, Ian of Chapter Eleven, Jay from DS, Alberto from La Plebe, and everyone else who helped make this year amazing!!

DS Photo Gallery: Workin’ Stiffs and Downtown Struts at ‘Rock The Ship’ after-party with sepcial guests Swingin’ Utters and Cock Sparrer

The haggard, drunken, sweaty crowd picked themselves up from their bootstraps after Cock Sparrer finished out the main event, and stumbled down the street to Bottom of The Hill, where local band Workin’ Stiffs and Chicago-based Downtown Struts were preparing to round the night out with help from some special guests who had just been announced as Swingin’ Utters.

The night was not over, in fact there was much more music to be played, drinks to be had, and dancing to be swung. The crowd took a little time to get going, but the energy was definitely in full-swing by the time the Struts took over. Then something happened. It was like a paralysis fell over everyone as Johnny, Jack, Darius, and crew took the stage. Nothing the raucous group did got the crowd moving. It was weighing on Johnny and it was unfortunate to see. I took my shots and tried to get things going, but to no avail. In the process I spilled someone’s beer so now the dance floor was wet and full of shards of glass (I ended up running into the spill victim at The Adicts‘ show later that week…during “Who Spilt My Beer?”). Swingin’ Utters insisted that they were not the special guest, and to keep waiting for the main event, but there was an air of sarcasm and disdain in his voice. It was at that point that a Pirate informed me of an informal Cock Sparrer set to follow the Utters.

Cock Sparrer twice in one night?? Amazing! This latter performance was much more saturated with booze and smiles and as the band took the stage to a half-empty venue, I knew I was in for an intimate treat. The band had no set list and was willing to play anything they hadn’t played earlier in the night, with the exception of “Out on an Island”, which after many years seeing Sparrer, I have yet to see be performed live. I was able to get a shout out for “Bird Trouble” which was incredible. The inebriated Sparrer crew invited friends on stage to help with vocal duties – including Bryan from Bouncing Souls, Darrel from Harrington Saints/Suede Razors, and Ben from Downtown Struts to name a few. The night came to an end with a heartfelt thank you from Mr. McFaull to son-in-law Mr. Mueller. Guitarist Mick Beaufoy finished the set with a little stage-dive to crowd-surf combo all the way to the bar! Great night and great end to an unforgettable weekend.

Check out shots from all of the after-party performances below.

Thanks again to all the Pirates Press crew for everything!

DS Photo Gallery: Cock Sparrer at Pirates Press Records’ 10th Anniversary ‘Rock The Ship’ Party

The time had arrived and the rain had subsided just in time for Cock Sparrer to take the stage at Pirates Press‘ 10th Anniversary ‘Rock The Ship’ party. The English quintet is one of my all-time favorite bands and in addition to their longevity, influence, and musicality, the mates are a true stand-up bunch of guys. If memory serves correctly, the set began with the iconic sirens of ‘Riot Squad’. Classics like ‘Argy Bargy’, ‘Watch Your Back’, ‘I Got Your Number’, ‘England Belongs to Me’, and many more would be featured, and I knew it was going to be an amazing set. Cock Sparrer hasn’t released new material in quite some time, but that doesn’t stop anyone from getting giddy as a little schoolgirl in preparation to see them.

One thing that is clearly evident is that the guys are having the time of their lives on stage. Smiles abound as Darryl and Mick and Steve all dance and gallop around while pausing for cameras and even touching on some choreographed dance moves. It was really a treat to see, and Cock Sparrer shows no signs of slowing down. After my three songs in the photo pit, I chose to live out one of my dreams and go side stage with the streetpunk legends. Of course the set rounded out with the obligatory ‘We’re Comin’ Back’, which they always end their set with, and they always stay true to their promise.

The night wasn’t over though, as after a little chat and liquid rejuvenation we were off to Bottom of The Hill for the after-party show with Downtown Struts, Workin’ Stiffs, and a *Special Guest*.

Check out all the shots from Cock Sparrer’s set at ‘Rock The Ship’ below.

Thanks again to all the Pirates Press crew for everything you do!

Pirates Press announce Rock The Ship festival with Cock Sparrer, Bouncing Souls, Streetdogs, and more

Pirates Press is celebrating its tenth anniversary with an all day outdoor ‘Rock The Ship’ festival in their hometown of San Francisco, CA.

The event begins with a pre-party at Thee Parkside the night of October 24th featuring Harrington SaintsCustom Fit, Argy Bargy, and Reducers SF.

The Rock The Ship festival goes all day on the 25th at Thee Parkside Outdoors with performances from Cock SparrerBouncing SoulsStreet DogsBishops GreenSuede RazorsBum City SaintsSmalltown, and Lenny Lashley’s Gang of One.

If that isn’t enough for you there will be an after party later in the evening on the 25th at Bottom Of The Hill featuring Downtown Struts, Workin’ Stiffs, and more.

You can purchase tickets and get further details about Rock The Ship here.

Riot Fest announces After-Party shows

One of the year’s most anticipated music festivals, Riot Fest, has announced the after party lineups and locations that will be happening all weekend during the Chicago dates. After-show lineups include Rise Against with The Lawrence Arms, and Touché Amoré, Bad Religion and Anti-Flag, Cock Sparrer and Stiff Little Fingers, The Get Up Kids with Modern Baseball and The So So Glos, Mineral with Into It. Over It., and more. You can check out the locations and times for all after-shows right here.

In the mean time, the regular hours Riot Fest Chicago will be held at Humboldt Park from September 12th through the 14th, featuring performances from DescendentsNOFXALLBuzzcocksMe First and the Gimme GimmesBouncing Souls, and many other great bands. Tickets for the festival can be purchased here, while its schedule can be viewed here.