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Me First and the Gimme Gimmes add dates, The Flatliners to European tour

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes have added a few dates to their upcoming European tour, in addition to announcing The Flatliners will be tagging along for these shows.

Find out if they’re stopping near you below.

Me First last released Are We Not Men? We Are Diva! in 2014 on Fat Wreck Chords. The Flatliners’ latest album Dead Language came out in September of 2013, and they have since released a b-sides/rarities compilation titled Division of Spoils in August, 2015.



PEARS and Such Gold announce Co-headlining North American Tour

New Orleans punks PEARS continue to prove the point that they are actually a group of rag tag hobos who only know how to live on the road, as they have just announced more tour dates. This time they will be co-headlining with New York melodic hardcore band Such Gold.

Check out the full list of dates and locations below.

PEARS released their debut album, Go To Prison, in 2014. Their sophomore album, Green Star, is due out April 1st on Fat Wreck Chords.



The Loved Ones announce more “Keep Your Heart” 10 year anniversary shows

Late last year, we told you The Loved Ones would be playing a handful of shows celebrating the 10 year anniversary of their beloved debut album Keep Your Heart. Since then, they’ve added a bunch of dates to the tour but we’ve unfortunately failed to notify you.

The Loved Ones hit the road tonight in Santa Barbara, CA, so check out the dates below to see if they’ll be playing Keep Your Heart in its entirety near you.



PEARS announce European tour with Dag Nasty

New Orleans punks PEARS are taking their act on the road again, this time across the pond to Europe. They’ll be joined for a handful of shows by Dag Nasty, before playing some festivals and other shows across the continent in April and May. See the full list of dates/locations below.

The tour comes almost immediately after the band’s month-long tour of Australia and New Zealand with Fat Wreck Chords label mates, Strung Out.

PEARS released their debut album, Go To Prison, in 2014. Their sophomore album, Green Star, is due out April 1st on Fat Wreck Chords.



Night Birds announce European tour

New Jersey punks Night Birds have announced they will be touring Europe this April. All of the dates and locations can be found below.

The band’s latest album Mutiny at Muscle Beach was released on October 2nd through Fat Wreck Chords. You can read our review of the LP here.



The Real McKenzies announce huge Canadian and European tour

Celtic punk veterans The Real McKenzies have announced a massive Canadian and European tour. The tour will go through all of March, then pick back up through July and August. You can see the dates below.

The Real McKenzies’s most recent full-length “Rats in the Burlap” was released in April of 2015 through Fat Wreck Chords.



Fat Wreck details their first Mean Jeans release “Nite Vision”

Fat Wreck Chords have just announced that on March 18th they will be putting out a new 7-inch from their latest signees, Mean Jeans. The three song single, titled “Nite Vision”, will feature a brand new song culled from their up-coming full-length (details to be announced soon), along with two exclusive B-sides.

Check out what Billy Jeans (guitar/vox) had to say about the release below:

Mean Jeans have awoken from a self-inflicted stupor and are all hyped up on the next phase. We’ve been sitting on a gang of party punk smashers that we’ll be releasing over the next few months, starting with our debut Fat single. Dig it, get geared up for our forthcoming LP and catch us in the Pacific Northwest and SXSW in March, both coasts in May, and Europe this summer.

Mean Jeans last released a compilation album, Singles Collection, on March 21, 2015 through Dirtnap Records. Their last proper full length was 2012′s On Mars.



NOFX announce US tour

California punk veterans NOFX have announced a US tour in support of their upcoming autobiography titled NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories. In addition to playing shows, the band will also be hosting book signings on most stops of the tour.

Check out the dates and locations below to see if they’re stopping near you.

The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories was co-written by the band and Jeff Alulis, who also worked on Backstage Passport 1 and 2. Pre-orders for the book which releases on April 12th are available on Amazon.



Fully Video Interview – John Holmstrom, founding editor of Punk Magazine

In case you missed it, Bobby Pickles interviewed John Holmstrom, founding editor of Punk magazine, last week on Dying Scene Radio. You can check out that episode here.

Or, watch the full video interview below.

Dying Scene Radio will return next week with a brand new episode.



The Flatliners announce UK tour with Pale Angels

Canadian punks The Flatliners are heading back to the United Kingdom this spring. They’ll be joined on tour by fellow punks Pale Angels. Check out the dates and locations of their tour below.



DS Writer Matmoksik On Why Rise Against’s “Last Chance Blueprint” Makes Him Cringe

Is there anything worse than a bad song on a nearly perfect album? Probably, but for the sake of our series, Seeing Red, there isn’t. In Seeing Red we ask our staff writers to talk about the songs that they hate on albums that they love.

Today we have Dying Scene writer Matmoksik, who brings up his problems with the unnecessary movie samples in Rise Against’s “Last Chance Blueprint” from their 2003 record, Revolutions Per Minute. You can read his thoughts below.



Good Riddance announces Spanish tour dates with Satanic Surfers & Blowfuse

Santa Cruz punk veterans Good Riddance have announced they will be playing a short run of shows in Spain this June. The band will be joined by iconic Swedish skate-punk act Satanic Surfers and Spain’s Blowfuse.

All of the dates and locations can be found below.

Good Riddance’s is still touring in support of their new album Peace In Our Time, which released last April on Fat Wreck Chords. The Surfers’ last LP Taste the Poison released in 2005 through Bad Taste Records, and Blowfuse’s Couch dropped in 2014 on Morning Wood Records.



PEARS announce new album “Green Star”

At long last, New Orleans punks PEARS have bestowed upon us the details of their highly anticipated new album. Titled Green Star, it will be be the band’s second full-length album, and it’s set to release on April 1st via Fat Wreck Chords.

All we’ve got for you right now is the record’s track listing, which can be found below. Stay tuned as more info comes to light, and new songs go up for streaming.

Green Star will be PEARS’ first new LP in almost 2 years, serving as a follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut album Go To Prison. Prior to its release, the band will be touring Australia and New Zealand with Strung Out.



NOFX streams live practices, release quick studio update

If you didn’t already know, NOFX is in the process of cutting a studio album! That alone is pretty awesome, but I’m not finished yet. Through the Fat Wreck Chords‘ Periscope account you can watch them work on new material in real time! If you want to see the masters at work; click here.

The band also recently posted a quick video update of them in the studio, which you can check out here.

This is the bands first album since their 2012 album “Self-Entitled”, and I’m already excited; we will keep you up to date on the progress.



PEARS welcome new bassist John Komar

New Orleans hardcore punk act, PEARS, have welcomed their new bassist, Atlanta native John Komar. Komar has been playing with the band as a “trial run” for the past 5 weeks, as explained in the band’s Facebook post announcing the change:

10 Fun Facts about John Komar:

1. He’s from Atlanta.
2. He lived in New Orleans for a while.
3. He’s the same height as the rest of the band (short).
4. The Atlanta Falcons are not as good as the New Orleans Saints.
5. Fuck the Falcons.
6. Famous rapper turned country-wannabe, Nelly, is from Hotlanta–a part of Atlanta where John has never taken us, even though we used to stay at his house all the time when we played there.
7. He spent 4 days of the last tour with his pubes showing because the button on his pants broke.
8. He can drink beer all day and night without eating and never get drunk.
9. We charge a $30 submission fee to try out for PEARS, which he never paid, so he owes us 30 bucks.
10. We love him like a milkshake.
Bonus fun fact: Jarret still owes us 30 bucks from when we had him try out.

 

PEARS released their debut album, Go to Prison, on June 24, 2014 and re-released it this past July through Fat Wreck Chords. They are currently working on their sophomore record.