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Band spotlight: KNOCK OFF – UK street punk

It’s been a good long time since I heard street punk I could behind. KNOCK OFF delivers straight-forward, pissed off street punk heavily influenced by the early 80s UK scene. They’re angry, bitter, disillusioned, and catchy as hell. If you’re a fan of some of the bands they’ve supported, such as Buzzcocks, UK Subs, and The Business, and beer bottle-fingered dudes in denim taunting well-meaning gang members to come out and play, you should definitely check them out.

Their latest album, “Like a Kick in the Head,” is available on vinyl for the UK and Europe here from Step-1 Music. A US version will be available from the Longshot Music store at Pirate Press some time later this month. The CD is available at the band’s site, and a digital version at their bandcamp page. You can check out the stream from bandcamp below.



Burmese Punks Rebel Riot to tour UK with film screenings

Burmese Street Punks Rebel Riot are coming to the UK after a successful crowdfunding campaign. They will be playing a number of dates with bands such as The Restarts, Conflict, Contempt, Autonomads and more! They will also be screening their film “My Buddha Is Punk”. Check out the full list of dates below.

The Rebel Riot started a local Food Not Bombs group in the capital of Myanmar, Yangon. They often spend nights handing out food to the homeless and also visit schools and other community events. The documentary is about how vocalist Kyaw Kyaw and his friends have been trying to spread the message of punk throughout Myanmar; a country that has been under military rule for many years now.

This may be the only time they get over to the UK so go check them out and support a great band!



Epic Problem stream ‘False Hopes EP’

UK street punks Epic Problem are now streaming their new EP, ‘False Hopes.’ via Brassneck Records.

The quartet have most recently released a video for their track, ‘Skin Crawl’ which combined MMA into the scenes for a glorious take on a music video.

Stream their new EP below!



Slow Faction (UK, street punk) release new EP “Under Heavy Manners”

London street punks Slow Faction have self-released a new, 5 song EP. “Under Heavy Manners” is the follow up to last year’s “The Little England EP”.

You can listen to the EP below, with downloads free too.



Antagonizers ATL and The Generators announce west coast shows

Antagonizers ATL and the Generators have announced a west coast micro tour for October. The bands will play together for the first two dates, and Antagonizers will strike out on their own for the final two dates.

Check out the details below!



Burmese Punks Rebel Riot crowd fund UK tour


Burmese Street Punks Rebel Riot are to bring their Buddhism based political thinking to the UK in the Fall. The band, who founded the Yangon chapter of Food Not Bombs, are looking for funding “to combine a UK tour of their raucous live show with screenings of the film My Buddha is Punk, the story of how Rebel Riot singer, Kyaw Kyaw, and his friends have been trying to spread the the message and the music of punk throughout Myanmar.”

They have 13 days left to raise the final third of the money needed for flights and accomodation for the tour. Details are on the CrowdFunder page.



The Fullers (NJ, street punk) release lyric video for “Haymarket”

New Jersey street punks The Fullers have just released a lyric video for their track “Haymarket”. The song comes off of their second full length album, “Kingdom By The Sea”, which can be digitally purchased from the band’s Bandcamp.

You can watch the video below.



Lazy Class (punk) announce new EP “Pressure Rising,” release single “Before The Dawn”

Polish street punks Lazy Class (ex- Warsaw Dolls & Wounded Knee) have announced their new EP Pressure Rising, out May 31st on Spirit of the Streets records. They were last heard on their 2015 EP Hell of San Domingo, which was released through Rebellion Records.

If you’re into Resistance 77, Gimp Fist, Hateful or Last Rough Cause, this will be right up your alley…..er, street? Whatever. Check out the single “Before The Dawn” below.



The Fullers (Street Punk) release new album “Kingdom By The Sea”

NJ street punks The Fullers have recently released their new full length, “Kingdom By The Sea” – the band’s sophomore album. The 11 song affair is up for download/digital purchase now from the band’s Bandcamp.

You can listen to the whole album below.



Holiday (punk, UK) stream debut full-length “California Steamin'”

UK “dude rockers” Holiday have released their debut album California Steamin’ via Pumpkin, Brass Neck, Prejudice Me, and No Time records. Even better, they’re allowing fans to stream the entire thing for free. I think I heard a friend say it sounds like Oasis covering Leatherface. A worth comparison in my book. To me, the deeply introspective lyrics are reminiscent of Osker but that’s just my two cents.

You can listen to California Streamin’ for free below. If you like it, buy it. The guys would definitely appreciate the support.



Wolfpack streams new EP “Benefit Five”

Melbourne Thrash/street punks Wolfpack have released their new EP Benefit Five.

You can give it a listen below.

Benefit Five was released on March 17th and is a follow up to Benefit Four which was released on March 20th, 2016.



The Virus (street punk) streams first new album in 13 years “System Failure”

Philly street punk act The Virus recently released their new album “System Failure” and you can stream it below.

“System Failure” is the band’s first release in over 13 years and was officially released on February 14th via Evacuate Records.



Reforma Protestante (street punk, Costa Rica) release music video for “Skate and Destroy”

Costa Rican street punkers Reforma Protestante have released a music video for their track “Skate and Destroy”. It’s a rowdy, shout-a-long style affair and should excite fans of a more abrasive style of punk rock.

Check out the band’s latest offering, all the way from sunny Costa Rica below. Skate and enjoy!



DS Photo Galley: Street Dogs’ 11th Annual Wreck The Halls w/The New Darkbuster and Jesse Ahern

Much like their punk rock big brothers, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, working class Boston punk band Street Dogs have carried on the tradition of playing annual hometown holiday shows. The 2016 installment of Christmastime Street Dogs gigs, dubbed Wreck The Halls, featured the band playing four consecutive nights at the same venue (Boston’s Brighton Music Hall) for the first time ever. Only the opening acts varied from night to night (Matt Charette and the Truer Sound on night one, The All Out on night two, Jesse Ahern and the Roots Rock Rebel Revue on the penultimate night, and Ascend/Descend for the finale). In another unique twist, all four shows were billed as co-headlining affairs with the newly retooled classic Boston punk band Darkbuster playing full sets before Street Dogs closed each night. And if you’re more than a little familiar with both bands, you’re no doubt aware that this meant Street Dogs guitarist Lenny Lashley and drummer Pete Sosa pulled double-duty, assuming their respective roles as frontman and drummer for The New Darkbuster each night as well.

 

Headlining four shows in the same venue over four consecutive nights may have its benefits in terms of gear set-up/breakdown, etc., but is no doubt arduous for more than a few reasons, particularly when it comes to generating unique setlists that don’t let up in intensity level while giving each night’s respective crowds the feeling that they witnessed something unique. Yours truly was present and accounted for at night three, which featured the Street Dogs set kicked off in traditional “Irish punk” fashion by a pretty rousing and well-received performance by a step dancing troupe from a local dance studio. (Editor’s note: there was a noted connection between the step dancers and founding Street Dog frontman Mike McColgan, but yours truly missed that part.)

Street Dogs proceeded to dive head-first into a headline set that did a pretty decent job of mixing songs from across their catalog. It’s been noted on this site in the past that the more recent additions to the band (Lashley and Matt Pruitt on guitar, Sosa on drums) have reinvigorated the longtime core of McColgan and bassist Johnny Rioux, who had rather famously announced what turned out to be an abridged hiatus a few years ago before announcing the new lineup. Now in their third decades in the punk world (and halfway through their second decade as bandmates), McColgan and Rioux rarely stayed in the same place for very long, jumping around the stage and playing to the crowd with the energy of a band half their ages, yet with the sort of professional stage presence that comes only with having reached ‘crafty veteran’ status.

Pruitt and Lashley ably man their respective sides of the stage, the former doing so with more forceful energy than I’ve seen him play with as a member of Street Dogs at any point. There’s a bit of what seems to be a natural yet unspoken, or even unacknowledged, chemistry between the two guitarists, as they play most parts in lock-tight connection without much in the way of demonstrable interaction at any point in the set. Perhaps that’s all by design, as it gives McColgan and Rioux a chance to roam around the crowded stage that also contained the aforementioned Charette on mandolin and Rioux and McColgan’s FM359 collaborator Hugh Morrison (from deep in the heart of Texas) on accordion on this particular night.

What wasn’t included in the set at least on this night (and, according to reports, on any of the four nights) was brand-new material from the album the band recently finished recording. It’ll mark their first full-length in almost seven years by the time it’s released (and obviously their first full-length with 60% of the present lineup), and given that the material is essentially completed, teasing an obviously accepting hometown crowd with a song or two would have probably made an already vocal and rowdy crowd elevate even more. But perhaps that’s biased, fanboy wishful thinking on my part.

It’s probably no secret to readers of this site (or at least those of you that are still with me through this post) that I’m a rather large fan of Darkbuster in the recent and prior incarnations and am a card-carrying #teamlenny member (some of you will get that). And yes, I get the whole history of the band and where they fit in the Boston punk lexicon and the level of abject chaos that made Darkbuster fahkin’ Dahkbustah, kehd. So as such, it’s virtually impossible to place the new incarnation of the band in the proper context. That said, I acknowledge being among the ranks that in many ways finds “The New” Darkbuster equally to if not more enjoyable than the historical lineups. Sure Lashley is not only the only original member but the only one who can be considered a member of the Boston punk history books (Sosa and guitarist Halston Luna hail from Texas, bass player Ruben Lipkind calls Buffalo, NY, home), but what this lineup lacks in chaotic energy it makes up for in…well…professionalism and genuinely enjoyable fun. It’s genuinely fun to see Lashley doing well and having fun diving back in to the Darkbuster catalog. The set on this night all but avoided most of the band’s most recent release (last year’s No Revolution, though there’s a story there too…), pulling heavily from the more “classic” albums, 1999’s 22 Songs You’ll Never Want To Hear Again and 2005’s A Weakness For Spirits, much to the delight of the sold-out crowd, who were so revved up that they took to singing along to songs that weren’t even being played yet (a not-uncommon event at local Darkbuster shows). Yahtzee!

As stated above, Jesse Ahern and the Roots Rock Rebel Revue provided opening duties on this night. For the uninitiated, Ahern has been performing as a solo folk/punk/Americana troubadour since early this decade and has more recently been playing with the support of a full five-piece backing band. The parallels between street punk and true American folk have been explained other places by people well smarter than this writer, so Ahern’s Springsteenian roots rock sound not only sounds right at home in a punk rock club but was particularly well received by a blue collar, working class, pro-union crowd.

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Buried Cities (street-punk) release music video for “Redifined”

Texas based street punks Buried Cities have released a music video for their new song “Redefined” and you can check it out below.

The track appears on the band’s upcoming split 12″ with Knockin Bones titled “Tried & True/Leaps & Bounds” released December 17 via Drunken Ship Records.

This release follows the March 20, 2015 EP “Saved My Soul” from Knockin’ Bones, and December 18, 2015 album “The Good Fight” from Buried Cities.