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Interview: Bill Stevenson (ALL, The Descendents) sings Propagandhi’s “Without Love”

You probably know Bill Stevenson from his time as the drummer for Descendents and ALL, and now you can hear him talking about (and singing!) Propagandhi‘s “Without You.”  He also talks about working with Propagandhi and who he thinks is “the best band in the world.”

You can watch the full clip below.



DS Photo Gallery: Fat Wrecked for 25 Years: SF Day One – NOFX, Sick Of It All, Me First, Strung Out, Swingin Utters, Bracket, Western Addiction, Night Birds, toyGuitar

This past weekend, Fat Wreck Chords reached the climax of their string of 25th anniversary shows. The party began earlier this month in Ontario, and loads of Fat bands toured around the East Coast and Midwest celebrating all things Fat, before the big ’2 Day Blow-Out’ at Thee Parkside in San Francisco (the tour ended in LA the following day, but living in SF I’m supposed to hate LA or something). A whole city block was shut down to play host to over 20 bands over the weekend, and early Saturday morning I headed over to see what was in store.

toyGuitar was probably the best band to start the weekend, with their pearly chords, surf rock style, and catchy riffs. Even though Miles, Jack, Paul, and Rosie were first to take the stage, the local favorites drew a huge crowd to get the day properly underway.

Okay, ears ready? Heart pumping? You awake yet? If not, Night Birds will take care of that no problem. The stage presence of frontman Brian Gorsegner is something I implore every punk fan to witness. In your face, emotional, but most importantly on point – he brings an added element to the set that was much appreciated by fans.

Western Addiction kept the high-energy flowing as the sun hit it’s high point of the day. Well hydrated with liquid courage, the crowd really began to move to another gritty set.

Bracket is a band I have never seen before, and probably will never see again (unless I get to see guitarist Angelo Celli as he expands his solo work). That being said, I have been rocking to “2Rak005″ since I first heard it on the “Fat Music For Fat People” compilation, and when that track graced my eardrums I was both transplanted back to my youth, as well as sentimental to where I was and what this was all about.

Miles and Jack were back on stage, joining Johnny Peebucks, Darius Koski, and new drummer Luke Ray….otherwise known as Swingin’ Utters. I love these guys, and Johnny’s on-stage antics are great to be a part of. Think it’s all psycho faces and face punches? Take a look at Darius and you’ll think you’re in a blues club with his cool, suave strumming. Have a gander at Miles and you may just get stricken by those dimples and then nothing else matters. And Jack, well he just has a style all his own.

The night’s list of bands looked like my childhood playlist as Strung Out prepared to perform to a now-packed house. I always get blinders when I shoot, and sometimes the music takes backseat to the shots, however I had to put the camera down for “Exumation of Virginia Madison” and just rock out. One of my old-time favorites.

Here’s where the progression of bands lost me. I understand Fat Mike needs a break from playing both Me First & The Gimme Gimmes and NOFX in one night, but I thought they might’ve been better placed after Swingin’ Utters or maybe even on the following day, switching with Dead To Me or something. It seemed a little bizarre to transition from the light-hearted Me First to a much more rugged Sick Of It All. Maybe that was the organizers’ intention – anyway, I don’t call the shots, I just critique them. What’s to say about Me First? Their shows are total fun, party-oriented, and often include a little improv comedy from the musicians. I suppose it was a nice break before Sick Of It All.

New York hardcore legends Sick Of It All blast to the stage like a blitzkrieg and barely give you time to catch your breath. The band is intense, in your face, and you can always count on guitarist Pete Koller to drive the energy with his jumps, kicks, and overall exuberant performance. I love seeing these guys.

As the sun was beginning to slip beyond the horizon, headliners NOFX filled what little space was left on Wisconsin Street. The band played for about an hour, the majority of which I spent shooting or side stage looking on with delight. One of my highlights was their performance of “Linoleum”, always a favorite and it gets the crowd going nuts. It’s awesome to see the longevity of all these bands and musicians – both in popularity and capability. Chalk it up to a fuzzy memory but I believe a cover of Rancid’s “Radio” was played as well, which I’ve loved since the two did a split back in 2002. All-day music festivals are always a test of endurance and sun/food/liquid management but when the night starts coming to an end I’m always left wanting more. Thankfully, this party had a Day Two, coming soon…

Have a look at photos from all of the day’s performance below, and stay tuned for Day Two in the following days.

***Big thanks to Vanessa, Jason, Amanda, Audrey, all the staff at Thee Parkside, and everyone else that made this weekend an incredible celebration of being wrecked for 25 years!***



Swingin’ Utters announce west coast tour

California punk veterans Swingin’ Utters have announced they’ll be hitting the road for a two-week west coast tour this November. See if the band’s stopping near you below.

Swingin’ Utters released their latest album Fistful of Hollow in November, 2014 through Fat Wreck Chords.



Night Birds stream new track “Blank Eyes”

New Jersey punks Night Birds are streaming a brand new track today. It’s called “Blank Eyes,” and you can check it out below.

“Blank Eyes” is the first single from the band’s soon-to-be released Fat Wreck Chords debut, Mutiny At Muscle Beach, which  is due out October 2nd. Stay tuned for information on pre-orders and whatnot.

If you’re so inclined, you can head over here to see where Night Birds will be stopping on their upcoming tour with Dillinger Four – you should probably get on that!

Night Birds’ latest album Born To Die In Suburbia was released in 2013 on Grave Mistake Records.



Lagwagon and The Flatliners announce Australian winter tour

Santa Barbara skate punk veterans Lagwagon and their Canadian buddies The Flatliners have announced they will be heading down to Australia for a handful of co-headlining shows this winter. Check out the dates and locations below.

Lagwagon’s latest album Hang was released on October 28th, 2014 through Fat Wreck Chords. The same label released The Flatliners’ new compilation of b-sides and rarities titled Division of Spoils on August 7th.



Joey Cape streams new song “Moral Compass”

At long last, Lagwagon frontman Joey Cape has made a new song from his upcoming solo album Stitch Puppy available for streaming! You can give “Moral Compass” (ft. Yotam Ben Horin of Useless ID) a listen below.

Stitch Puppy is set to release on September 4th through Fat Wreck Chords. It will be Cape’s first solo album in nearly 5 years, serving as a follow-up to 2011′s Doesn’t Play Well With Others. He will be touring North America in support of the LP this fall.



El Hefe says new NOFX music is in the works

When asked in a recent interview if NOFX had anything coming up after their appearances on Fat Wreck’s 25th anniversary tour, guitarist El Hefe revealed the band currently has new music in the works and they plan on returning to the studio to being pre-production soon.

It’s not clear whether these new songs will be appearing on full-length or an EP, but it seems like we’re due for a follow-up to 2012′s Self Entitled. Either way, we’ll keep you posted as more details on NOFX’s next release come to light.

For the time being, you can listen to the new demo the band just released on Fat Music Vol. 8: Going Nowhere Fat below.



CJ Ramone and The Damned announce California shows

CJ Ramone and The Damned have just announced they will be playing a short run of shows in California early next month. All of the dates and locations can be found below.

The Damned released their latest album So, Who’s Paranoid? in 2008, and CJ Ramone put out a new record titled Last Chance To Dance in November of 2014 on Fat Wreck Chords.



Random Cover Song: Banner Pilot – “Ever Fallen in Love” (Buzzcocks)

Cover songs are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get.  We here at Dying Scene love hearing punk bands do their own take on other band’s songs.  Sometimes they pull off amazing interpretations of old classics, sometimes they’re not much more than humble tributes to a fellow artist, and other times they’re just downright laughable renditions of otherwise great songs.  Good or bad.  Intriguing or mundane.  We’ll let you be the judge.

Today’s cover comes in the form of Minneapolis punk act Banner Pilot‘s take on “Ever Fallen in Love” originally written and recorded by the Buzzcocks. The Buzzcocks version was released on their 1978 album Love Bites, while Banner Pilot’s cover was originally released on their debut EP, Pass the Poison although it has since been removed from recent pressings.

You can compare and contrast both versions of the song below.



Joey Cape posts “Stitch Puppy” teaser video

As you should well know by now, Lagwagon frontman, Me First and the Gimme Gimme’s guitarist and part-time Scorpio  Joey Cape has got a new solo album coming out, and it’s called “Stitch Puppy.” Today, Cape released a brief (22 second) teaser video that features both music and imagery from the new album. Check it out below.

“Stitch Puppy” is due out September 4th via his new solo label home, Fat Wreck Chords. It serves as follow up to 2011′s “Doesn’t Play Well With Others.” Caper’s got a month’s worth of solo tour dates in support of “Stitch Puppy” kicking off September 15th. Check out details here.



Lagwagon announce US tour with PEARS

Lagwagon are following up their run on the Fat Wrecked For 25 Years tour with another string of shows with their newest label mates, PEARS, and Los Angeles punks, Runaway Kids. Check out the dates/locations of the upcoming fall tour below.

Lagwagon released their latest album, Hang, in October of 2014 via Fat Wreck Chords. PEARS released their debut album, Go To Prison, in June of 2014, then re-released it this July on Fat. They are currently working on the highly-anticipated follow up album. Runaway Kids put out an EP, Better Days, in June on Mediaskare Records.



Fat Mike offers fan $100 to leave show in Halifax

A recent bout of stage banter during one of NOFX‘s sets is now making its rounds around the internet. The video was shot at the Fat Wrecked for 25 Years show in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the 3rd Canadian stop on the tour. It starts off with the band’s routine stage antics up until about the 1:45 mark, where frontman Fat Mike and guitarist El Hefe spot and call out a seemingly uninterested and unimpressed audience member. During their less-than-a-minute rant the two berate the man’s tie dye shirt, beard, and refer to him as a hipster. The charade ends with Fat Mike giving the man $20 for his shirt, which he kicks away right before starting their set with “60%” – as per tradition. You can take a look at the video below.

What do you think of this video? Harmless jokes or do you think they were serious?

Fat Wreck Chords is celebrating 25 years in a big way this year, with a loaded lineup for the Fat Wrecked For 25 Years Tour. Watch the announcement and check out the dates here.



Stream “Fat Music Vol. 8: Going Nowhere Fat” ft. new songs from NOFX, Western Addcition, PEARS & more)

Fat Wreck Chords released a new installment in their Fat Music compilation series on August 7th, and it features new tracks from NOFX, Western Addiction, PEARS, Leftover Crack, Swingin’ Utters, and many more. You can listen to the entire thing below.

The folks at Fat Wreck are currently celebrating their 25th year as a label, with a North American tour featuring a host of Fat favorites currently underway, and a huge Japanese show taking place in November.



DS Exclusive: “Fat Wrecked for 25 Years Tour” Q+A with Joey Cape and Jake Kiley

A couple weeks back, we brought you the first installment of a Q&A session with bands that’ll be part of this month’s “Fat Wrecked For 25 Years Tour” in celebration of the silver anniversary of now legendary Fat Wreck Chords. The first installment included the members of Swingin’ Utters, toyGuitar, Bad Cop/Bad Cop and The Flatliners. Check it out here if you missed it.

Today is official tour kickoff day, which is a perfect time to present to you Round #2, this time featuring Jake Kiley from Strung Out, and the one-and-only Joey Cape. Check it out below.

The “Fat Wrecked For 25 Years Tour gets under way tonight in Boston. The tour’s lineup features the likes of NOFXStrung OutLagwagon,Swingin’ UtterstoyGuitarThe FlatlinersBad Cop/Bad CopMasked Intruder and more depending on your location. The ragtag bunch of misfits that comprise your friendly, neighborhood Dying Scene editorial staff agree with the positive vibes about the “Fat Wrecked For 25 Years” tour, and will be out in full force at various different stops on the tour. Check out the full rundown of “Fat Wrecked For 25 Years” tour dates here!



Dillinger Four announce tour with Night Birds

Dillinger Four have announced a short, six date tour this October…a little bit of a rarity for the semi-legendary punk band. And they are bringing label-mates Night Birds out with them. Check out the dates below.

This little two-weekend tour is dubbed “21 Years of D4″ to celebrate the band’s 21st anniversary, while Night Birds will be using it celebrate the release of their new album, Mutiny At Muscle Beach, which will be released on October 2nd through Fat Wreck Chords.

Dillinger Four haven’t released an album since 2008′s Civil War, released through Fat Wreck Chords.