Search Results for "Punk"

The Dopamines stream new song “Ire”

Cincinnati punks The Dopamines are streaming a new song from their upcoming album Tales of Interest. The track’s called “Ire,” and you can check it out below.

Tales of Interest is set to release on June 2nd through Rad Girlfriend Records. It will be the band’s fourth full-length album, following 2012’s Vices.



Festival Review: The 7th Annual Altercation Punk Rock BBQ

Saturday March 18th at Kick Butt Coffee in Austin Texas, Altercation Records delivered another incredible day of punk rock fun at the 7th annual Altercation Punk Rock BBQ.

I have been lucky enough to experience the last 4 years of this event held each year in Austin during the South By Southwest Music Conference, and I have to say it is probably my favorite punk event after PRB, although it in no way compares size wise to major events like PRB or The Fest, the people at Altercation know how to throw a party! First off It’s free admission for all ages, there is free BBQ and free Beer for a limited time, this usually last for the first hour or so, during the first two sets, of which there are usually 10-12 sets of amazing bands, half of which are brand new up and comers, others are gritty road warriors who have been at it for years and usually there is at least one old classic band or figure like Cheetah Chrome, Fishbone, or Sylvain Sylvain…This year there were no classic punk acts, I don’t know maybe they are getting harder to come by? This year the venue also changed from the Vortex to a smaller indoor venue called Kick Butt Coffee, at first I was suspect of a punk show of this size in a coffee house, but Kick Butt Coffee is an actual venue with a stage and a full bar.

The place steadily filled and by the 4th set it was mobbed with the crowd spilling out into the parking lot, first up were The Glory Holes out of Memphis who do an all gay oriented Ramones styled pop punk that is really fun…Second to hit the stage was Heels who are a really awesome duo who are sort of like Lucero on speed…followed by New York City’s Jukebox Romantics who always put out a killer performance and this day was no different than the last few times I have seen them, super high energy take no prisoner punk rock…The next band up was a new one on the Altercation label who’s name it took me a minute to figure out; Dr. Beardfacé And The Spaceman, which if you don’t immediately get it is a hybrid of two television characters, Dr. Beardfacé from Scrubs, and Dr. Spaceman from 30 Rock.This band was new and interesting to me, the front woman Kerrie Trube has a really rich voice which during some songs really stood out, I think we will be hearing more from them in the future as their sound and live performance matures…After that was another new band on the Altercation roster The Split Seconds from Washington DC, this might be my favorite new act of 2017, The Split Seconds are a pop punk/retro punk band who have a fresh new sound yet still pull on my spirit of 77 heart strings, I really liked this set…They were followed by The Hangouts who reunited for this show, I love The Hangouts, I have seen them maybe 4 times and they are always great and I was stoked to see them reunite for this show…Next was Boston’s OC45 who do straight up Boston style punk rock, and they do it very well with lots of fist pumping whoa oh’s…American Pinup returned this year and as always delivered a phenomenal set, I don’t know if there is a better voice in rock & roll than Lauren West? This woman I adore…I felt bad for the next band up having to follow American Pinup but Houston’s Grizzly Band did not disappoint by any means, and truly rose to the occasion with a killer alt country set of their own, This is a band that you just have to see live at least once before you die…Mind Spiders were wow, these guys have a post punk garage rock vibe all their own…Then came From Parts Unknown out of Dallas whos Upright bass fueled set was breakneck and furious…And last in the lineup up was F Woods of Mercury Radio Theater form Philadelphia PA who brought solo guitar quirk to the BBQ which was unsurprising considering his regular touring alongside of The Dead Milkmen.

So there you have it the complete lineup, all in all one of the best shows I have been to, I watched all 12 sets and in all honesty have to say that the Altercation Punk Rock BBQ impressed me once again, not only was every band great, but the mix of genres and the placement in the lineup kept it interesting and kept us in the audience wondering what was next…Hope I can make it to number 8



Riot Fest not returning to Denver in 2017

By now you may have heard, but the organizers over at Riot Fest recently announced that they will not be bringing the festival to Denver in 2017 and for the near future. This decision comes as a result of the loss of fellow leader, Sean McKeough, who was cited as an integral part in allowing the event to move forward. Riot Fest will continue in Chicago, so it looks like everyone (including Toronto fans who are also missing out out future editions as well) will have to make the trek to Illinois to take part in the activities.

You can read a full statement by the festival organizers below.

This years edition will take place in Chicago, IL on September 15th-17th.



Russian Girlfriends (pop-punk) stream split EP with Rock Jong Il

New Mexico pop-punk band Russian Girlfriends are streaming a brand new split EP with fellow New Mexico punkers Rock Jong Il. The two bands both contribute two kicking tracks to this release.

You can stream the EP below.

The split serves as a follow up to Russian Girlfriend’s 2015 album, All Around, and Rock Jong Il’s 2017 LP, Dictators of Rock. 



The Winter Passing (indie-punk) stream new song “Paper Rabbit” off upcoming EP “Double Exposure”

Irish indie-punk band The Winter Passing have premiered another brand new song called “Paper Rabbit” off of their upcoming EP, Double Exposure. The song is a brazen combination of punk rock grit, alternative, and emo styles, all blended perfectly in unison to create a unique sound that is perfectly embodied by this new track.

You can give it a listen here.

Double Exposure will be released through 6131 Records and Big Scary Monsters on April 21st, 2017 and will serve as a follow-up to the band’s 2015 album, A Different Space of Mind. 



The Bollweevils perform “Predisposition” on Live From The Rock Room

Chicago punks The Bollweevils recently performed “Predisposition” on Live from the Rock Room, and you can watch the video below.

Live from the Rock Room is an ongoing webcast started by Smoking Popes drummer Mike Felumlee, in which he has bands stop by his tiny studio just outside Chicago to play music and chat.

The Bollweevils last released their EP Attack Scene in August 2015 through Underground Communique records.



Gender Roles joins Wiretap Records

Wiretap Records keeps putting out solid releases, their next one isn’t an exception. The LA based label will be re-releasing UK indie-punks Gender Roles‘ debut EP on limited cassette. ‘Planet X-Ray’ is already available for pre-order here.

Head down below to check out Gender Roles’ debut single ‘Skin’.



Western Settings perform unplugged for Punk In Vegas

San Diego punks Western Settings brought out their acoustic guitars for a new Punks In Vegas session. Head down below to watch the boys perform ‘Goodbye’.

Western Settings released its last EP Old Pain just last year.



Gruff punks Coma Commander debut new song ‘The Untold Story Of The Kid In The Back’

Belgian gruff punks Coma Commander have dropped their new Karate Kid inspired song ‘The Untold Story Of The Kid In The Back’. The track is the first single from their upcoming split 7″ with Harsh Realms, out 26th of April via Lost Youth Records and Shield Recordings.

Check out the video for ‘The Untold Story Of The Kid In The Back’ below.



The Flatliners stream new song ‘Indoors’

Canadian punks The Flatliners premiered their new song ‘Indoors’ today. The track appears on the band’s upcoming sixth studio LP, “Inviting Light”, out April 7 on Rise Records. The album is already up for pre-order here.

The band is heading out for some North American tour dates with LA rock veterans Weezer and some European dates with The Menzingers and The Dirty Nil later this month. You can find ‘Indoors’ and full tour dates below.



The Menzingers debut new video for ‘After The Party’

Absolute lookers The Menzingers premiered a new video for their song ‘After The Party’. It’s of course the title track from the bands’ latest album (which we absolutely loved). Head down below to watch the video.

The Menzingers are currently on tour in the States in support of After the Party, with Jeff Rosenstock and Rozwell Kid. They’ll be heading out to Europe and UK with The Flatliners and The Dirty Nil later this spring.



March’s Hidden Gems of Bandcamp

Rats in the Wall

We’re keeping our intro short and sweet because we have got some certified rippers to introduce you to in this month’s Hidden Gems of Bandcamp. Other than Festival season starting up, there’s not really much to talk about anyway (although the lineups for the club shows for this year’s PRB Vegas are looking rather nice)! Speaking of which, our selections this month may just be the best, all around lineup we’ve ever put together! So, without further delay, check out these six stunning bands, below!



DS Exclusive: Fitness (Punk) premieres “Pauly’s Shore” off upcoming EP “Puppet Show And Fitness”

Chicago’s Fitness might be my favorite new band discovery of the season. Gritty, angst fueled punk rock fused with incredibly melodic with crafty, dual guitars. The band will be releasing a new six track EP titled Puppet Show and Fitness via hometown label Don’t Panic Records and we’re very pleased to bring you a stream of its first single. Crank the volume up and give Pauly’s Shore below.

Don’t Panic Records & Distro is pressing a run of 300 7″s with 100 on violet vinyl and 200 on traditional black. Pre-orders are available now.

Fitness will be playing a release party at the Downstairs at Subterranean in Chicago on May 27,2017.

Puppet Show And Fitness releases mid April and is the band’s first release since their 2015 debut self titled EP.



Red Kate and Stiff Middle Fingers (punk) stream songs off upcoming split

Punk bands Red Kate (Kansas City, MO) and Stiff Middle Fingers (Lawrence, KS) are now streaming 1 song each from upcoming split set to be released March 25th via Black Site Records.

Check it out below.



New Video: Red City Radio – “Rest Easy” from Live From The Rock Room

Oklahoma City punks Red City Radio have unveiled the music video for their track “Rest Easy,” filmed for Live From The Rock Room during their recent swing through Illinois. Check it out below.

“Rest Easy” is the second track on RCR’s self-titled 2015 album, released on Staple Records.