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88 Fingers Louie perform “Smart Enough to Run” on Live From The Rock Room

Chicago punk legends 88 Fingers Louie recently performed “Smart Enough to Run” on Live From The Rock Room.

You can check out that video below.

88 Fingers Louie is getting set to release their new album Thank You for Being a Friend on June 30th through Bird Attack Records.



88 Fingers Louie announce new album “Thank You for Being a Friend”, stream single

After many years of anticipation, 88 Fingers Louie have announced a follow-up to their 1998 LP Back on the Streets. The Chicago punk legends will release their new album Thank You for Being a Friend on June 30th through Bird Attack Records.

You can give the album’s first single “Advice Column” a listen below.

We’ll keep you posted as more details on Thank You for Being a Friend are revealed. Pre-orders will be available soon on Bird Attack’s bandcamp page.



Initial lineup for Fest 16 announced

The initial lineup for Fest 16 has been announced! Bands playing the 2017 edition of the massive Gainesville punk festival include Against Me! (playing Reinventing Axl Rose in its entirety), 88 Fingers Louie, Smoking Popes, The Lillingtons, Mustard Plug, and many others.

Many of the bands playing this year’s Pre-Fest Ybor City have also been announced.

The currently lineups for Fest 16 (October 27-29) and Pre-Fest 5 (October 25-26) can be viewed below. For more info, visit the festival’s official website.

We’ll keep you posted as more bands are announced and schedules are revealed.



88 Fingers Louie is in the studio, working on a new album

Chicago punk legends 88 Fingers Louie are wrapping up their time in the studio working on a new album, according to the band’s social media. With vocals finished last weekend, the band should be putting the finishing touches on this release, which is their first studio album since Back On The Streets came out in 1998.

88 Fingers Louie will also make their debut appearance at the Punk Rock Holiday music festival in Slovenia this year, so hopefully this is a sign of more things to come from the band.

 



Brakrock Eco Festival 2017 announces first bands

As if Belgium didn’t already offer enough festivals for the punk rock fan already, they just had to go and make at least one 2017 trip to their small nation completely unavoidable by adding yet another. Brakrock Eco Festival will be celebrating their fifth year as a festival with a truly amazing lineup. The artists announced so far include but are not limited to: 7Seconds, 88Fingers Louie, Real Mckenzies, Chixdiggit, DOA and Pears.

We think you’ll agree that the lineup is already starting to give Groezrock a run for its money. You can check out the full list of artists and get information about the festival at their official website.



88 Fingers Louie team up wtih Sic Waiting to reconquer Southern California

It’s been seventeen years since their last visit but 88 Fingers Louie have announced that they will finally return to Southern California. They will be joined on the road with local skatepunkers Sic Waiting for a four date SoCal-jaunt (below) kicking off in July.

The Fat Wreck Chords institution that is 88 Fingers Louie might have been quiet on the music front since 2009’s live offering “88 Fingers Louie LIVES” but sporadic tours seem to suggest that there’s life in the old dog yet.



Punk Rock Bowling expands into Denver, CO

Late last year, it was announced that Punk Rock Bowling would be expanding outside of Las Vegas for the first time in the festival’s history. In addition to taking place in Sin City from May 26-30, June 10-12 would see PRB East taking over Asbury Park, New Jersey in 2016.

Now it has been revealed Punk Rock Bowling will be branching out even further than Jersey, with another handful of dates announced in Denver, Colorado. The initial lineup for these dates includes Millencollin, FLAG, 88 Fingers Louie, D.O.A., Buzzcocks, Anti-Nowhere League, Youth Brigade, The Briefs, and more.

Here’s what festival organizers had to say about the Denver, Colorado stop, which will take place at Summit Music Hall on June 2-4:

“Punk Rock Bowling was started back in 1999 as a way to bring the independent music community together for an annual party in Las Vegas, Nevada. That’s why it was an easy decision for Soda Jerk Presents to partner with Punk Rock Bowling to bring this incredible punk festival to Denver. Wanting to focus on creating a festival with sustainable growth and an intimate feel, it was decided to keep the festival indoors for the first year.”

3-day passes for PRB’s Denver dates are available here for the extremely reasonable price of $60. We’ll keep you posted as more bands are announced.



88 Fingers Louie announce 3 Florida shows

88 Fingers Louie have teamed up with Bird Attack Records to book three shows in Florida this spring. Joining the band for these shows will be Allout Helter and Flag on Fire. More info can be found below.

88 Fingers Louie last released a live CD/DVD titled 88 Fingers Louie LIVES back in 2009 and their last full-length Back On The Streets in 1998.



Off With Their Heads, Noi!se, 88 Fingers Louie added to Punk Rock Bowling

Punk Rock Bowling 2016 is shaping up to be a pretty damn good one (but really, it kind of always is). The festival just announced the addition of Off With Their Heads, Noi!se, and 88 Fingers Louie.

Off With The Heads will be playing both festivals (Las Vegas and New Jersey), while Noi!se will only be in Vegas, and 88 Fingers Louie will only be in Jersey.

Previously announced bands include MillencolinFace to Face, BuzzcocksDescendentsCock SparrerFlogging MollyFLAG, and Dag Nasty.

The tradition Las Vegas portion of Punk Rock Bowling 2016 will take place at the traditional time, Memorial Day weekend (May 26-30), and the festival takes over Asbury Park, New Jersey the next month (June 10-12). You can find more info on the PRB website.



Riot Fest Chicago adds more bands

The Chicago dates of Riot Fest have announced several more bands to their already amazing line-up. Just added bands are System of a Down, The Prodigy, 88 Fingers Louie, and Chef’Special. Check out the full line-up below.

This year, the festival will be held at Douglas Park from 9/11-9/13. Tickets can be purchased here.



88 Fingers Louie announces August and September shows


If you missed legendary Chicago punk act 88 Fingers Louie at Punk Rock Bowling this year here’s another chance to check them out, which I highly recommend you do.  The band has just announced the following shows in August and September.

Friday, Aug 7: Grand Rapids, MI at Pyramid Scheme w/Break Anchor and Rebel Spies!
Saturday, Aug 8: Detroit, MI at Majestic Cafe w/Break Anchor and Rebel Spies!
Friday, Sept. 4: Green Bay, WI at Lyric Room with Avenues + TBA
Friday, Sept. 11: Chicago, IL LIARPALOOZER 2015 at Liars Club w/The Bollweevils and Canadian Rifle. **This a late one, starting once Riot Fest lets out **

88 Fingers Louie last released a live CD/DVD entitled “88 Fingers Louie LIVES” back in 2009 and their last full-length Back On The Streets in 1998.



Punk Rock Bowling: Night Three – Strung Out, 88 Fingers Louie, Pulley, Avenues (Country Saloon)

Night three of Punk Rock Bowling proved to have a little something for everyone. When the Mighty Mighty Bosstones announced during their Day 1 set that they would be the special guest at the Bunkhouse, playing Devil’s Night Out in its entirety, I was thoroughly bummed…until I remembered that I had tickets to see Strung Out, Pulley, Avenues, and the one and only 88 Fingers Louie! My husband is from Chicago and grew up on 88 Fingers Louie and we never thought we would be able to see them live; you can only imagine how excited we were the day club shows were announced!

Avenues kicked off the show at the Country Saloon, a venue I end up at every year for one show or another. The guys in this band have a really melodic and fun sound; I am glad we showed up early to catch them. I highly recommend them if you’re looking to discover some new music.

Up next was Pulley. It was obvious that a large majority of the crowd were there (at least in part) to see Pulley. The band killed their set and the crowd was going wild. Pulley has an infectious blend melodic stylings and really puts on an incredible live show. It was also pretty cool to see Sean Sellers from Good Riddance filling in on the drums. Pulley’s show was so awesome that they even came back out to play an encore after the relentless chanting of the crowd begging for one more song. This was only the beginning of the night!

88 Fingers Louie took the stage next, and the energy of the show continued to grow. The band had played a pool party show earlier in the day, but to me, there was something special about seeing them in the club atmosphere, ripping through a set of favorites (including “Blink,” which was the song I had been waiting to hear live ever since I heard they were playing PRB)! Let’s hope this is only the beginning of 88 Fingers Louie playing more shows across the US!

Lastly, the moment many members of the crowd had been waiting for – Strung Out! There is something to be said for Strung Out’s live show – if you have not seen them, do yourself a favor and head to their next show in your town. Wow. On the heels of their latest album, the band crushed their set of new and old songs alike. The Country Saloon erupted as the crowd moshed, danced, and sang along. What a way to close out the second day/third night of PRB 2015!

Check out our full gallery from this show below!



Pouzza Fest reveals full 2015 lineup

At long last the full lineup for the 2015 edition of Montreal, Quebec’s most beloved punk festival Pouzza Fest has been revealed! Bands playing the fest’s 5th installment include 88 Fingers Louie, The Bruce Lee Band, Teenage Bottlerocket, The Dwarves, The Muffs, DeeCracks, and many, many others.

Check out a poster with all of the bands listed below, and head over here to grab tickets for the festival which will take place on the 15th, 16th, and 17th of May.



Random Cover Song: The New Enemy – “State” (88 Fingers Louie)

Cover songs are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get. We here at Dying Scene love hearing punk bands do their own take on other band’s songs. Sometimes they pull off amazing interpretations of old classics, sometimes they’re not much more than humble tributes to a fellow artist, and other times they’re just downright laughable renditions of otherwise great songs. Good or bad. Intriguing or mundane. We’ll let you be the judge.

Today’s cover comes from Toronto hardcore punks The New Enemy and their cover of 88 Fingers Louie‘s “State”. The original version appeared on 88 Fingers Louie’s 1998 album Back On The Streets, while the The New Enemy’s version appears on their 2014 EP “Evolve To Destroy”

You can listen to both versions of “State” below.



88 Fingers Louie to perform with original lineup

We mentioned late last year that 88 Fingers Louie was up to something, we just weren’t sure what. Here we are, early into 2015 and now we know: The band has reunited its original line up, and will be performing a show on March 7, 2015 at Reggie’s in Chicago, IL.

You can check out a flyer for the show above, and find more information about the show can be found here.

There is currently no word on whether 88 Fingers Louie plans to tour or not, but we’ll keep our ears planted firmly to the ground.