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Descendents return to studio to continue recording new album

According to a recent post on guitarist Stephen Egerton’s Instagram page, the Descendents back in the studio to continue recording their long-awaited new album, which has been in the works for quite some time now.

The currently untitled record will be the band’s first full-length in over a decade, serving as a follow-up to 2004′s Cool to Be You. No further details are available, but we’ll keep you posted as more info on the album comes to light.



“A Fat Wreck” launches 2nd indiegogo campaign, announces test screening in San Francisco

The fine folks over at [open-ended] films have launched a second Indiegogo campaign to fund the finishing touches on their punk documentary “A Fat Wreck.” Check out the new pitch video below and donate to the cause here.

A test screening of the film has been announced for Sat, August 22nd at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco. The screening is a private event but funder passes can be obtained via a perk in the new Indiegogo campaign.



No Use and Friends added to Fat Wreck Chords 25th anniversary show

And the announcements keep coming (not like we’re complaining or anything) for the Fat Wreck anniversary show. The label has just announced the appearance of No Use and Friends. What is No Use and Friends you may ask? The remaining members of No Use For a Name will be performing with various members of the Fat Wreck roster performing lead vocals in honor of Tony Sly. The label issued the following statement:

We at FAT have been so excited putting together our 25 year anniversary tour. It really is an epic year, and a stellar celebration… still, something is missing. It just doesn’t seem right for us to party without one of our founding FAT bands. We’ve managed to wrangle Propagandhi, Tilt, and Bracket, but we are left with a hole in our heart when it comes to No Use For a Name. FAT’s history is so closely intertwined with No Use For a Name, we knew we had to come up with some way to include them in our celebration. Of course, no one can replace our dear departed friend Tony Sly, but why not gather NUFAN alumni, Matt Riddle, Rory Koff, Dave Nassie (and more) and invite an amazing cast of FAT band members to sing lead vocals? We’re calling it No Use and Friends, and it’s a way to celebrate all that No Use For a Name has meant and still does mean to our label. Let’s make sure that No Use knows how much we love them, and how important they are in FAT’s history. Check them out Sunday, August 23rd, in San Francisco… it’s probably your last chance. 

The Fat Wreck 25th anniversary show will be taking place on August 22nd and 23rd in San Francisco, CA. Check out the full lineup here.



DS Photo Gallery & Show Review: Bad Cop/Bad Cop “Not Sorry” Record Release Show in Long Beach, CA (6/20/15)

It’s no secret that I love Bad Cop/Bad Cop. Ever since seeing them open for the Gimmes last year, I have been hooked on their infectious 3-part harmony pop punk sound. I have also had the pleasure of becoming friends with these 4 awesome boss ladies and anxiously awaited their debut full length album, Not Sorry. Luckily, I live in LA and have seen them play live more times than I can count; over the last year I heard many of the new songs played live as I waited for the album.

It should be no surprise that I loved Not Sorry and have had it on constant repeat over the last two weeks. It’s, in my opinion, a masterpiece from start to finish. I then had the distinct pleasure of attending their record release show at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach, CA – the first night of their current tour. It’s one thing to hear a band debut new material at a show; it’s another thing to hear them share the new tunes with a crowd of people singing along because they were just as excited to have the new album.

The first act of the night was Decent Criminal, a band from NorCal that is currently out on tour with Bad Cop/Bad Cop, playing shows across the southwest. The band kicked up the energy of the night and set a tone for the rest of the show.

The Bombpops, fresh off their European tour, were up next. I love this band as well and they often play with BC/BC. These four truly know how to put on a show – ripping through their catalogue with a little bit of banter and a whole lot of attitude. They closed out their set with the title track of their latest EP, Can O’ Worms, and it just made you wish they were putting out a new full-length soon!

Bad Cop/Bad Cop took the stage next to celebrate Not Sorry and all of the blood, sweat, and tears that they put into it! The band killed their set, playing tracks off Not Sorry like “Nightmare,” “Support,” and “Cheers” in addition to some older favorites like “Cucumber” and “Yeah, Yeah, Yeah.” Alex’s Bar was packed with people dancing, singing, and pumping their fists in the air. If you have not had an opportunity to see Bad Cop/Bad Cop yet, do yourself a favor and check them out on any of their upcoming tours (including the Fat Wreck 25th anniversary tour this summer).

You might have thought that was the end of the night, but you would be wrong! Long Beach was also treated to a set from Guttermouth, who took the stage and immediately tore through their set. Many people in the crowd were sporting Guttermouth merch and you can tell they were excited for the show. I managed to snap a few shots, but needed to get out of that crowd before I had a broken camera on my hands!

Check out our full gallery from the show below!



Less Than Jake’s Vinnie Fiorello ranks their own albums

Less Than Jake drummer Vinnie Fiorello did an interview recently in which he ranked the iconic ska-punk band’s album in order of his personal favorites.  You can read the entire interview here, and check out his ranking below.

Less Than Jake released their latest album See The Light in November of 2013 through Fat Wreck Chords. They have since released 7″ singles for two tracks from the record – “Do The Math” and “American Idle.”  The band will also host Wake n’ Bake weekend in Gainesville, Florida, on September 5th and 6th.



Bad Cop/Bad Cop release music video for “Nightmare”

Los Angeles pop-punks Bad Cop/Bad Cop have released a music video for their song “Nightmare,” and you can check it out below.

The band’s new album Not Sorry was released on June 16th through Fat Wreck Chords. Our review can be read here.



NOFX to play “Punk In Drublic” start-to-finish on two UK tour dates


NOFX is the latest, and arguably the greatest, act to get into the “play an album in its entirety” game, and it’s their iconic album “Punk In Drublic” that’ll get the honors. Here’s what frontman Fat Mike had to say:

“We are stoked to play this this album live and mix up the tour a little, so both the band and our hardcore fans, who we know are coming along to all the shows, don’t get bored…Whilst I can’t remember all that much from 1994, I do know we totally smashed it with this record and it’s going to be a lot of fun bringing back those memories with you all!”

However, we’re not talking about an every-night kind of deal. Instead, only the band’s upcoming shows in Birmingham on June 28th and London on July 5th will feature the “Punk In Drublic” treatment. Head below to refresh your memories as to where the band are playing on their UK tour with Alkaline Trio and Lagwagon.

NOFX’s latest full-length Self Entitled, and the Stoke Extinguisher EP were both released in 2012. The band recently announced that they will release Backstage Passport 2 in August.



Spike Slawson (Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Uke Hunt) unveils three new ukulele covers

Spike Slawson of Me First and the Gimme Gimmes and solo project Uke-Hunt recently sat down with Punks In Vegas to share live performances of three new covers as well as a fully acoustic version of a track off Me First’s latest album.

Check out “Crazy for You” (originally by Madonna), “Xanadu” (originally by Olivia Newton-John and ELO), “A World Without Love” (originally by Peter and Gordon, written by Lennon and McCartney), and “Mienteme” (originally by Los Tres Diamantes) below.



Good Riddance, Strung Out, Snuff & more added to Fat Wrecked For 25 Years’ Japanese show

Back in April, it was announced Fat Wreck Chords would be putting on an epic show all the way in Japan to celebrate their 25th anniversary. The only bands on the lineup were NOFX and Lagwagon, but the label has just added a ton of great bands to fill out the bill, including Good Riddance, Strung Out, Snuff, Masked Intruder, Swingin’ Utters, and more.

The full lineup for the show which is set to take place on November 23rd at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan, can be seen below. Tickets are available here.

If you really wanna see a lineup this awesome but you aren’t able to travel to Japan, you’re in luck because a lot of these bands (and some more) will also be playing the North American tour and the 2-day blowout in San Francisco celebrating of Fat Wreck’s 25th anniversary.



Album Review: Bad Cop/Bad Cop – ‘Not Sorry’

“No, we’re not selling sex, but we will make your eardrums wet. It’s the best you’re gonna get with no reprieve.”

Just look at that lyric there. Really take a moment to let it sink in. Are you done? Okay, good.

Bad Cop/Bad Cop don’t pull their punches. They didn’t on their early EPs, and they certainly don’t on Not Sorry, their debut LP. I mean, just go back and re-read that line (taken from the band’s de facto mission statement, “Like, Seriously?”). They haven’t been around for very long, but these boss ladies use this full length to prove that they’re worthy of every ounce of praise that’s been showered upon them.

In thirteen tracks, Bad Cop/Bad Cop cement themselves in the equally sugary and in-your-face sound that they’ve previously established. Failed relationships, both personal and romantic alike, are big subjects on the album (“Anti Love Song,” “Here’s to You,” “Cheers,” “Sugarcane”), but the band also puts some time aside to have fun (“The ‘Wood”) and to take a stance (the aforementioned “Like, Seriously?” and the call-to-arms anthem, “Support”). These songs are full of three part harmonies that can make Greg Graffin and Brett Gurewitz retroactively jealous, and they’re catchy enough that they could easily fit onto any of the early Fat Music comps (it’s fitting, then, that the band is set to appear on the next installment of the series).

It’s cliche to say that it’s not often for a young band to come off this strong and confident on their first album, but in the case of Bad Cop/Bad Cop and Not Sorry it’s the goddamn truth. You better take that seriously.

4 / 5 – Stream it below.

RIYL: Masked Intruder, The Muffs, Bad Religion



NOFX to play four Brazilian shows in December

December is only six months away, but NOFX just announced that they will be playingfour shows in Brazil that month, with Reffer serving as the supporting act. The dates and locations are in the poster above, and a 46-second trailer for the tour can be viewed below.

NOFX’s latest full-length Self Entitled, and the Stoke Extinguisher EP were both released in 2012. The band recently announced that they will release Backstage Passport 2 in August.



Bad Cop/Bad Cop (Fat Wreck Chords) stream upcoming album “Not Sorry”

Female fronted, Los Angeles based pop-punks Bad Cop / Bad Cop don’t release their full-length debut “Not Sorry” on Fat Wreck Chords until June 16th but you don’t have to wait until then to hear it.  Give the entire album a spin here!

Not Sorry was produced by Fat Wreck himself and you can pre-order it now.

Those of you on the west coast can catch Bad Cop / Bad Cop on tour with Good Riddance right now.



PEARS announce US headlining tour

New Orleans punks PEARS have just announced a lengthy run of US headlining shows they will be playing this summer, prior to their previously announced fall tour with Teenage Bottlerocket.

Check out the dates and locations below.

PEARS recently signed to Fat Wreck Chords, who will be re-releasing their debut full-length Go To Prison worldwide on July 24th. The label will also be putting out a brand new album from the band in 2016.



The Real McKenzies release music video for “Yes”

Celtic punk veterans The Real McKenzies have released a new music video for their song “Yes,” and you can check it out below.

“Yes” is taken from the band’s latest album Rats In The Burlap, which was released on April 7th through Fat Wreck Chords.



NOFX announces ‘Backstage Passport 2′ release date

After a few months of teasing it, Fat Wreck Chords have finally announced a release date for NOFX‘s Backstage Passport 2.  The DVD will come out on August 21, 2015, and feature the band’s “ill-fated attempts to take punk rock to the unconquered corners of the globe” and promises that “there were just as many bumps in the road this time around: inner-band meltdowns, shady promoters, tear gas, fires, drugs, an 8.8 earthquake and, of course, riot cops.”

You can find more information on the coming documentary here.

NOFX’s latest full-length, Self Entitled, was released in 2012. They released the EP Stoke Extinguisher that same year.