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The Bennies announce European tour with Rozwell Kid

Australian ska-punk band  The Bennies have announced European tour dates with Rozwell Kid.

You can check out the tour dates below.

Wisdom Machine was released earlier this week.  It is The Bennies’ first release since 2013′s Rainbows in Space.



The Bruce Lee Band release big budget music video for “AGH!!!”

The Bruce Lee Band have released a super-professional music video for their song “AGH!!!,” which was directed by George Lucas and Michael Bay. Alright, I lied… it’s actually a video of Mike Park busting some sweet moves and drinking his morning coffee in his living room. But that’s practically the same thing, right? Anyway, check the music video out below.

“AGH!!!” is taken from The Bruce Lee Band’s latest album Everything Will Be Alright, My Friend, which came out in 2014 through Asian Man Records. It was the band’s first full-length since their 1995 self-titled album, on which Mike Park was backed by members of Less Than Jake.



Rare Breed releases free summer sampler (Slackers, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, etc.)

Rare Breed, Paper + Plastick and friends have announced the release of their free summer sampler, creatively titled “The 2016 Summer Sampler”. The release features 21 track from bands like Less Than JakeBig D and The Kid’s Table, The Slackers and Reel Big Fish.

You can download the entire sampler here. Enjoy!



Less Than Jake announce more “Losing Streak” & “Hello Rockview” shows

Back in March, Less Than Jake embarked on a short tour playing their classic albums Losing Streak and Hello Rockview in their entirety every night. If that tour didn’t stop in your city, we may have some good news for you. The Gainesville ska-punk veterans just announced a few more full-album shows for these records!

The newly announced shows will take place in Boston, Virginia Beach, and Long Island. The first two stops will see the band playing both albums front-to-back over the course of 2 nights. Long Island will be limited to one show, at which they will play Losing Streak.

More info and links to grab tickets can be found below.

Less Than Jake’s latest album See The Light was released in 2013 on Fat Wreck Chords.



Mad Caddies announce European tour dates

California ska-punk veterans Mad Caddies have announced they will be touring Europe in August. See if they’re stopping near you below.

The band recently began working on a new album. Their last full-length Dirty Rice was released in 2014 on Fat Wreck Chords.



DS Photo Gallery: Warped Tour comes to Hartford (Less Than Jake, Sum 41, The Interrupters and more)

It’s worth mentioning that if you’re reading this (hi dad!), understand that this is the second story that I wrote up that tried to capture all that is the 2016 edition of the Vans Warped Tour. It’s also worth mentioning that this version is much, much shorter than the original. You’re welcome. Seriously.

You see, if you’re of a certain age bracket (like, I don’t know, mid-30s) the continued existence of the traveling punk rock summer camp that is the Vans Warped Tour has obviously been a hot button topic in certain corners (read as: message boards and comment sections) of the punk community at large. We all can reminisce about years gone by, or compare which pre-2000 lineup was best, or patronizingly congratulate ourselves for even recognizing the names of any of the bands on the roster in the last handful of years.

The 2016 lineup is, as you’re probably aware, the best in recent memory, thanks in no small part to the fact that it draws from a handful of the bands that made it all that some of us remember being “back in the day.” And so I initially had a whole article (I hate, HATE, to use the word “thinkpiece”) written extolling the virtues of Kevin Lyman and company for helping the pendulum swing back toward something resembling Warped Tour normalcy. But then I was reminded of a quote from a wise old man that I always picture to be George Carlin but apparently, according to the internet, was actually “Author Unknown” and thus may not have actually been wise or old or male at all, “if something goes without saying, let it.” As such, I deleted the first story, and this is what you get as a result.

So anyway, the Vans Warped Tour rolled into Hartford on a thankfully warm but not blisteringly hot Sunday in July and…you know what…you really don’t care about all that stuff, do you? It’s the Warped Tour; you know this year’s lineup, you know how the individual set times get shuffled on a daily basis, you know there’s going to be a handful of bands you want to see, and handful of bands you want to avoid, and a whole bunch of people you’ve never heard of before and will most likely never hear again. For yours truly, the “who I have to see” list was dictated by a mix of nostalgia and recent fandom. From column A? New Found Glory, Less Than Jake and Sum 41. Column B, meanwhile, was represented by The Interrupters, Teenage Bottlerocket, and Masked Intruder. I could have (and, as it turns actually have) lived without seeing anybody else (sorry Motionless In White…), and as fate would have it, the schedule broke perfectly. NFG and LTJ played the same stage an hour apart. TBR and The Interrupters played neighboring stages back-to-back. Sum 41 played a set that wasn’t really in conflict with anybody, and Masked Intruder closed out one of the amphitheater stages. Perfect timing, really.

 

Say what you will, and there is certainly plenty you could say, about the Warped Tour (and, more specifically, about how you wish last year’s Lyman-produced It’s Not Dead Fest would become a nationally touring entity), but the crowd response at the Hartford stop and, we’re led to believe at a lot of other stops, indicates that it’s not just a select few old guys that miss the days of the skate punk and ska-core Warped lineups of yesteryear, and that there’s room for even more of the old guard at the table in the years to come.

Now if you’ll excuse us, get off our lawn. And check out our photo gallery of the six bands mentioned above down below.



Mad Caddies begin writing new album

Mad Caddies frontman Chuck Robertson recently told O.C. Weekly that they have begun writing the process of their next studio album, which will serve as the follow-up to 2014′s Dirty Rice. While Robertson didn’t give any further details about the new record, he added that:

“It’s been a while since the end of the last album cycle. Everyone took a break and had some rest. Now we’re excited to get back in there.”

It is not known when the new album will be released, but we’ll keep you posted as more details on it come to light.



Mrs Skannotto changes name to Burn It Up, Announces Future Shows

Long-running third-wave ska band Mrs. Skannotto has just announced that it will be changing it’s name to the slightly less catchy Burn It Up. However,bassist Dan Carter assured fans that, under the new name, the band will still be growing in an organic way. “The focus is on tight compositions, and further developing new ground explored on the last album. The music itself is different. We keep evolving musically.” This announcement was also accompanied by a set of upcoming tour dates, that will see the group progress from the Midwest, into the East Coast. Check them out below.



Voodoo Glow Skulls announce summer and fall shows

Ska-core legends Voodoo Glow Skulls have announced a stint of North American tour dates for summer and fall 2016.

You can check them out below.



Big D and the Kids Table release music video for “Oi DJ”

Big D and the Kids Table have released a new music video for their song “Oi DJ,” taken from their split 7″ with The Doped Up Dollies. Check it out below.

The band’s latest full-length release, a double album titled Stomp & Stroll, came out in 2013 through Strictly Rude Records.



Culture Shock stream new album “Attention Span”, prepare for first ever US tour

UK Ska punks Culture Shock are excited to share their newest album Attention Span, as they prepare for their first ever US tour this July.

You can find the album and dates here. Attention Span was released via Alternative Tentacles June 15.



Dead Rejects (skacore) premiere new song “Burning Bridges” off upcoming split with Positive Junk

Today we’re stoked to bring you the premiere of a brand new skacore jam from New Jersey’s Dead Rejects. The song is titled “Burning Bridges” and it will appear on an upcoming split with UK based ska punks Positive Junk. Give it a listen below!

The split should be released in the next few weeks and will contain 10 new tracks (5 from each band).



The Brass Action Release Music Video For “Good Intentions, Wrong Directions”

Ska-punks The Brass Action have released a video for “Good Intentions, Wrong Directions.” It’s an interesting video to say the least. Check it out below.

The Brass Action’s last release was “No Soundcheck” (August 2015) the album that “Good Intentions, Wrong Directions” is from.



The Interrupters stream “On A Turntable” from upcoming album “Say It Out Loud”

Ska-punks The Interrupters have dropped a new song off their upcoming record Say It Out Loud. called “On A Turntable.”

This tune is much less ska than most of the band’s material, but vocalist Aimee Interrupter’s voice is great and very reminiscent of Brody Dalle’s Distillers days. Check the track out below.

Say It Out Loud will be released June 24th through Hellcat Records.



Bumsy and The Moochers (ska) release new EP “Easily Distracted”

If you’re looking for some new ska jams then look no further, because right from good ole Chicago comes ska collective Bumsy and The Moocher‘s new EP Easily Distracted (which you can stream below), featuring the single “JP Knows How To Party” which is a boat load of fun. They’ve got a release party for the new EP on July 2nd at the Drunken Donut in Joliet IL, and it sounds like it’ll be one hell of a time.

This is the band’s newest release since their 2015 album Bored Up!