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DS Photo Gallery: Hi-Fi Rock Fest at Queen Mary’s Park (pt. 4 of 4) – Street Dogs, Dead Kennedys

The crowd at Queen Mary’s had began to fill up in anticipation of Naked Raygun‘s stellar performance, and was starting to look like a proper music festival once the Boston veterans Street Dogs took to the stage. The band literally comes with an entourage, and their fan base reaches far and wide into a diverse collection of genres and generations. Perhaps it was to beat traffic, perhaps it was for other reasons, but after Street Dogs, the somewhat-still-full crowd began to thin a little for Dead Kennedys, fronted by vocalist Ron ‘Skip’ Greer.

You’ve heard it before, and I’ll say it again, but Street Dogs are one of those bands that I have to manage shooting and dancing. I love being able to photograph some of my favorite bands, however sometimes I wish could quit the gear and thrash like I once did (which I ultimately did for the last part of “Fighter” and beyond). The band performed favorites like “Tobe’s Got a Drinkin’ Problem”, “Punk Rock and Roll”, “Back To The World”, “In Defense of Dorchester”, and so many more. The guys even played one of my favorite Darkbuster songs “Skinhead”, which was incredible. Beer was spilling and fists were flying as Mike called out for a circle pit and fans obliged with all their might.

Dead Kennedys were headliners for the Hi-Fi Rock Fest, and fans had bore the sun and heat, the $2 bottles of water, and all the fried food you could ever want all for this moment. With East Bay Ray and Klaus Flouride (aka Geoffrey Lyall) still driving the strings, and D.H. Peligro still on percussion, the band sounded quite like the Dead Kennedys we all know and love. It’s just weird when there’s a divorce, ya know? I understand Leftover Crack decided to drop off this bill due to conflicts with playing with a ‘Dead Kennedys’ sans Biafra, but in all honesty, they missed out. The crowd hadn’t used up all their energy dancing to the Boston greats and were still begging for more, however after 11 hours of shooting and just as many bands, I retired to the white couches to enjoy the rest of set which lasted just over an hour. You can have a look at a video of the entire set here.

Have a look at photos from Street Dogs’ and Dead Kennedys’ sets below.

Big thanks to head honcho Dave Buck, and fellow promoters Darron Hemann and Derik O’Brien, and everyone else who made the day a great success and lots of fun!

Greys stream new song “The Voyeur”

Toronto punks Greys are streaming a new song titled “The Voyeur.” The track is taken from their upcoming EP Repulsion, which is set to release on October 30th through Carpark Records.

You can listen to “The Voyeur” and find details on the band’s North American tour in support of their new EP’s release below.

Darko extend fall UK tour

UK punks Darko have extended their upcoming fall tour which is set to kick off this Saturday. Check out the updated tour itinerary and see if they’re stopping near you below.

Darko’s latest EP Sea Of Trees was released in late 2014 through Lockjaw Records (UK) and Bird Attack Records (US).

The Atom Age release music video for “It’s a Mess”

Oakland rockers The Atom Age have released a music video for their song “It’s a Mess,” and you can check it out below.

The band’s new album Hot Shame came out on August 28th through Asian Man Records.

The Lawrence Arms + Riot Fest team up for the “War On Christmas”

The Lawrence Arms and the folk who run Riot Fest have teamed up together to bring you The War on Christmas: a three day event at Chicago’s The Double Door featuring headlining sets by The Lawrence Arms and two opening acts each night based around a different theme. The opening acts include Off With Their Heads, Rapid, Red City Radio, TurnspitThe Methadones, and The Lippies.

You can find out more information on when the bands are playing and when tickets are available here.


Face to Face to broadcast recording session today

Face to Face are back in the studio. The band will be broadcasting their recording session at The Blasting Room today (October 8, 2015) at 5pm EDT / 2pm PDT. Head over to their Periscope page to watch the live stream.

Face to Face’s new album will be the band’s first album with Fat Wreck Chords since the 1995 re-release of Don’t Turn Away. The band last released Three Chords and a Half Truth in 2013 on Rise Records.

New Music Teaser: Dayglo Abortions to unveil new track, “Canadian Hate-Triot”

Been too long since you heard new music from Canadian punk legends Dayglo Abortions? Tired of Canadian prime minister or grand poobah or whatever they call him Stephen Harper? Well, today is your lucky day!

The Dayglos (I can call them that, right?) have posted a teaser of a brand new track called “Canadian Hate-Triot.” It’s due out this Friday (October 9th) via CD Baby  and next Friday via iTunes, but you can check out the teaser below!

Full Album Stream: Run Forever – “Run Forever”

Been waiting for this one for a while…

At long last, Pittsburgh-based indie-rockers Run Forever are streaming their forthcoming album, “Run Forever.” Check it out below.

Run Forever’s eponymous album is due out this Friday (October 9th) via No Sleep Records.  Their 2012 album, “Settling,” is still among my favorites, so this will probably will be before long too.

DS Photo Gallery: Hi-Fi Rock Fest at Queen Mary’s Park (pt. 3 of 4) – Richie Ramone, The Sonics, Naked Raygun

This next portion of Hi-Fi Rock Fest was somewhat similar to adult swim. No, not the channel, more like that time when you were a kid and you were kicked out for an hour so the adults could get drunk and spill beer in the pool.

Richie Ramone followed SoCal thrashers, Luicidal, and he proved after all these years he’s still got it. Yep, still got that bottle in his hand and as sloppy as ever, yet somehow it manifests itself into a great stage performance, alternating between both drummer and vocal duties. In an attempt to get intimate with the front-row fans, Richie slipped on the sound monitor but kept on rocking. Unfortunately, as the photo crew hoisted him back to the stage, my lens was knocked off my camera, so I was out of the game for the rest of the set – tending to my wounded equipment.

The Sonics were next up – and may have seemed to be an odd pairing for this festival (even though these guys were punk before punk even knew what punk was), but these guys have been rocking for decades and show no signs of stopping. You can have a look at their entire set here.

It seemed the space was filling up properly in anticipation for Naked Raygun‘s appearance at Hi-Fi. The band had been ‘less-than-active’ up until recently, so it was exciting to finally see these guys live.

You can have a look at photos from the band’s performances below, and check back tomorrow for Street Dogs and Dead Kennedys.

Lifeline Lost (Finnish melodic hardcore) release video for “Bleach Your Flag”

Finnish melodic hardcore band Lifeline Lost has released a music video for their song “Bleach Your Flag” off of their debut album “No Room for Hate”, which came out in December of 2014. You can check it out below.

This band loves their music videos. Click here to watch their video for “My Demise” which comes off the same album.

If you’re diggin’ the sound, you can listen to the full stream on one of our previous posts here

Upstart Fest 2015 Invades Brooklyn’s Grand Victory

The fifth annual Upstart Fest boasts 9 days and 8 states, and the heart and soul of this rolling punk rock circus is to highlight bands you should totally be checking out. It also featured the most eclectic group of punk rock outfits I’ve seen so far. Everything from folk-punk to hardcore was showcased and it seemed intentional. All your favorite bases were thoroughly covered.

To check out coverage of the show in Brooklyn, keep reading below.



Dead Ahead (ft. members of Autopilot Off, With the Punches) stream debut self-titled EP

Newburgh, New York’s Dead Ahead (featuring members of Autopilot Off, With the Punches) are streaming their debut self-titled EP, listen to it here.

The EP is straight punk-rock with catchy hooks and some groovy bass lines, all around I really like it, I think you will too.

The EP will be out in full on October 9th via Panic State Records, head over to the label’s webstore to pre-order the 7-inch.

Bad Religion to play Estereo Picnic festival

Nearly a month ago, we reported that Bad Religion was going to play next year’s Lollapalooza in Brazil, but now, it has been announced that the iconic California punk band will be playing Estereo Picnic festival in Bogotá, Colombia, which will take place from March 10-12, 2016. Also playing are Florence + The Machine, Mumford and Sons, Snoop Dogg, Flaming Lips and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. The rest of the lineup can be found here.

Bad Religion are currently working on a new album, which will not only be their first since 2013′s True North, but their first with Mike Dimkich, who replaced longtime guitarist Greg Hetson last year. Frontman Greg Graffin recently announced that the new record may not be released until late next year, as he is working on his first solo album since 2006′s Cold as the Clay.

The Winter Passing announce tour with Teen Death

Irish pop-punk/indie act The Winter Passing have announced an East Coast U.S. tour with Teen Death, which begins later this month and ends on November 7th. The dates and locations are below.

The Winter Passing last released A Different Space of Mind a month ago through 6131 Records. Teen Death’s latest EP, Crawling, was released back in September 2014, also on 6131 Records.

CJ Ramone announces European tour

CJ Ramone ― the former bassist of the Ramones ― has announced a month-long European tour, which begins in November. According to his booking agent, more dates are expected to be announced shortly. The dates and locations announced thus far can be viewed below.

CJ Ramone put out a new record titled Last Chance To Dance nearly a year ago on Fat Wreck Chords.