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Music Videos: Bumpin Uglies (ska) – “Stop The Fall”

Annapolis, MD ska/punk/reggae band Bumpin Uglies have released a new video for their song “Stop The Fall.”

You can check it out below.

“Stop The Fall” comes from the bands’ upcoming album Keep It Together, which is set to be released on September 9th via Right Coast Records.



Atterkop (ska-punk) release video for “Picket Fence” off upcoming album “Liber Abaci”

Bristol dub-punk act Atterkop have been working hard on their forthcoming debut album ‘Liber Abaci’, due out on October 1st via Riot Ska Records. Bringing together dub and hardcore punk influences with strong political themes Atterkop are unveiling their first new music since 2013’s self-titled EP.

“Picket Fence” is the first track off “Liber Abaci” and you can skank your brains out to it below.

Here is what the band had to say on the song and video:

“Picket Fence” was written back in 2014 when the estate that one of us live on in Bristol was targeted by the National Front/far right. They had armed them selves with spray paint and painted a vile slogan of racial hatred along the main road. Needless to say the graffiti was removed promptly. Bristol is a wonderfully diverse city and that is what makes it such a special place to live, and this behaviour will not be tolerated… and here we are 2 years on and our record is due for release soon and recently the estate has been targeted again. Only this time the houses of European nationals have been vandalised, destroyed and covered in 6 foot high graffiti saying “GO HOME” & “NOT WELCOME”.



Victims Of Circumstance release video for Roberto Clemente tribute song “Twenty One”

Florida ska-punks Victims Of Circumstance have released a music video for their song “Twenty One.” Like the track, the video is a tribute to iconic Pittsburgh Pirates player Roberto Clemente.

Check out the video for “Twenty One” below.

Victims Of Circumstance’s latest album No More Heroes was released in 2014 through Financial Records. Rumor has it they’re putting out a new EP sometime soon.



Burn It Up (formerly Mrs. Skannotto) announce new album, stream new song

Long-running third-wave ska band Burn It Up (formerly known as Mrs. Skannotto) have announced they will be releasing a new album, Toys, this fall.

They have also released a music video for the first song off the album, “Affluenza,” and are offering it for free download.  You can check out the video below and grab your download on their Bandcamp.

Toys is scheduled to be released on October 14th.  They last released the album Outlier as Mrs. Skannotto in 2014.



The Interrupters & Bad Cop/Bad Cop announce North American tour

The Interrupters and Bad Cop/Bad Cop have announced they will be touring North America together this fall. The tour kicks off on October 5th in Santa Barbara, CA, and will make its way across the continent before wrapping up on November 26th in San Diego.

The tour’s pretty long, so odds are there’s a show near you. Check out the full list of dates and locations below.

The Interrupters’ latest album Say It Out Loud was released on June 24th through Hellcat Records. Bad Cop/Bad Cop’s debut album Not Sorry came out in June, 2015 on Fat Wreck Chords.



The Interrupters announce European tour

SoCal ska-punk band The Interrupters have announced they will be touring Europe this summer. The tour kicks off on August 19th in France, and wraps up on September 10th in Italy.

Check out the tour dates below to see if there’s a show near you.

The band’s latest album Say It Out Loud was released on June 24th through Hellcat Records. Like their debut full-length, it was produced by Tim Armstrong of Rancid.



Sublime With Rome and The Offspring to play one of the final shows at Irvine Meadows

Sublime With Rome and The Offspring have announced they will play one of the final shows at the iconic Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre on October 15th before it closes later this year. Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 5th at 10am (pacific time) here.

Sublime With Rome’s latest album Sirens was released in July of last year. The Offspring recently released a new song for the upcoming film Sharknado: The 4th Awakens, which premieres tomorrow.



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.