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GBH stream new album “Momentum”

UK punk veterans GBH released their new album Momentum today through Hellcat Records.

You can listen to the 12-song LP in all its glory below.

This is the band’s first album since 2010’s Perfume and Piss. Head over here to grab a copy.



GBH premiere “Liquid Paradise (The Epic)” ahead of new album

Classic UK punks GBH have released another song from their upcoming album, “Momentum.” The album will release this Friday via Hellcat Records.

Check out the song below!

Always cool to see some of the older bands from the UK (or anywhere, for that matter) like GBH and The Adicts still active.



GBH stream new song “Blue Sky Thinking”

UK punk veterans GBH are streaming another new song from their upcoming album Momentum. The track is called “Blue Sky Thinking” and you can give it a listen below.

Momentum is set to release on November 17th through Hellcat Records. It will be the band’s first LP since 2010’s Perfume and Piss. Head over here to pre-order the album.



Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards announce live album

Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards have announced they will be releasing a new live album. Titled Live and Loud!!, it comes out on November 25th through Hellcat and Pirates Press Records.

The band’s last studio album Viking was released in 2004.



GBH stream new song “Birmingham Smiles”

UK punk veterans GBH have premiered another track from their upcoming album Momentum. This time it’s “Birmingham Smiles”, and you can check it out below.

Momentum is set to release on November 17th through Hellcat Records. It will be the band’s first LP since 2010’s Perfume and Piss. Head over here to pre-order the album.



Rancid’s Tim Armstrong to appear in film “I’ll Be Around”

Rancid singer/guitarist Tim Armstrong will be joining the large ensemble cast for underground writer/director Michael Cuenca’s “I’ll Be Around”. Armstrong wil be playing ‘Drew’, a bouncer for the principle music venue featured in the film.

The film follows a group of bands, fans, hopefuls, struggling creatives and wanderers who are connected through a series of events over the course of a day at a small post-punk music festival. It’s based on Cuenca’s own experiences as a musician as well as his journey as a guerrilla filmmaker.

Directed by Michael Cuenca, the film is being independently produced via a Seed & Spark campaign and it is sponsored by The Film Collaborative, the first non-profit committed to distribution, education, and facilitation of independent film.

It is not the first time Tim has tried his hand at acting, he made a guest appearance in an episode of The X-Files last year.



GBH stream new song “Fifty What?”

UK punk veterans GBH have premiered another track from their upcoming album Momentum. The song’s called “Fifty What?”, and you can check it out below.

Momentum is set to release on November 17th through Hellcat Records. It will be the band’s first LP since 2010’s Perfume and Piss. Head over here to pre-order the album.



The Interrupters begin recording new album

Los Angeles ska-punk band The Interrupters have announced they are currently in the studio working on a new album. The LP is being recorded with Tim Armstrong and Brett Gurewitz, and it will be the band’s third full-length release.

The Interrupters last released Say It Out Loud in 2016 through Hellcat Records.



GBH announce new album “Momentum”, premiere title track

UK punk veterans GBH have announced their new album Momentum will be released on November 17th through Hellcat Records. You can listen to the title track below.

This is the band’s first full-length in 7 years, following 2010’s Perfume and Piss. Head over here to pre-order Momentum. GBH’s US tour with The Casualties kicks off tonight (dates below).



Rancid play “Ghost of a Chance” on Conan

East Bay punk veterans Rancid appeared on Conan last night to perform a song from their latest album Trouble Maker. You can watch the band play “Ghost of a Chance” below.

Trouble Maker was released in June through Hellcat/Epitaph Records. It is Rancid’s ninth studio album, following 2014’s Honor Is All We Know.



The Interrupters announce co-headlining tour with SWMRS

L.A. ska band The Interrupters have announced a co-headlining tour with SWMRS.

You can check out all the dates and locations, including a break where The Interrupters will be opening for Green Day, below.

The Interrupters last released Say It Out Loud via Hellcat Records in June of last year.



40 years of punk rock Celebrated at “77 Montreal”

For 40 years Montreal has had one of the most beloved and dedicated punk scenes not only in Canada, but the world (if you don’t believe me look at the history of Rockfest). The Canadian scene often gets passed by and overlooked, sure we have great bands, great venues, but it’s cold up here and understandable that bands may want to avoid Canadian winters.  So it’s fitting that July 28th Montreal is set to host “77 Montreal”. A one day festival with a historic lineup that will feature Rancid, Dropkick Murphy’s, The Vandals, Madball, The Bouncing Souls and many more.

The festival will take place at the historic Parc Jean-Drapeau, a location that was once the site of the Canadian migration to Warped Tour every summer. “77 Montreal” is hoping to recreate some magic, hoping to bring 40 years of punk rockers together to celebrate the scene in Montreal.

As a Canadian and a fan of punk rock I can honestly say we all owe Quebec a thank you, without them we wouldn’t have poutine, Celine and punk rock. Do yourself a favor if you’ve never checked out a show in Montreal, go see “77 Montreal”.

You can find more information for the festival here.



DS Interview: Kevin Lyman on the return of the It’s Not Dead Festival

If you’re of a certain age and you’re even a casual hanger-on to the punk community train, you no doubt spent your fair share of hot, sweaty summer days  baking under the sun at a suburban fairgrounds or amphitheater parking lot for the touring punk rock summer camp that is the annual Warped Tour. Tastes changed over the years and the classic mid-1990s “EpiFat” sound started to have less and less of a presence atop the list of Warped Tour headliners, though there has been a bit of a resurgence in the last small handful of years.

And so it was with great fanfare two years ago that the lineup for the first-ever It’s Not Dead Fest was unveiled. The debut festival took place as a one-off in San Bernadino, California, featuring a veritable who’s who of punk rock heavyweights:  Bad Religion, Descendents, NOFX, Pennywise, Anti-FlagStrung Out, Lagwagon, The Vandals, Less Than Jake and on and on and on. So where did the idea of such an impressive event come from? None other than the brain of Warped Tour founder and consistent figurehead, Kevin Lyman. “(The idea first came up) about December, and I thought I really wanted to do something,” says Lyman in his traditional rapid-fire cadence. “I started putting it out there, and the first couple of days — trust me, I get impatient sometimes — but the first couple of days it didn’t really seem to be going anywhere.” It was upon reaching out to the show’s major acts that things started to come to fruition, and quickly. “And everyone got the idea of what I wanted to do, especially the artists: Jay Bentley, Fat Mike, Fletcher (Dragge), Bill Stevenson, they all kinda got it all at once. When they’re saying that they want to do something, the agents and the managers kinda have to listen. Once I got those four bands confirmed, the rest of it took about twenty-four hours.”

The premier event, by all accounts, was a resounding success, spawning hopes among the punk rock masses — or at least of people like me — of more for the following year. A full “It’s Not Dead” tour? A Riot Fest-ish event spread across a handful of deserving markets across the country? At the very least, a similar one-off It’s Not Dead in 2016? Sadly, the year came and went without a second installment, because 2016 wasn’t quite enough of an unmitigated Dumpster fire. Alas, 2017 has seen the reformation of It’s Not Dead thanks to…the inimitable Tim Armstrong? Here’s Lyman to explain: “I wanted Rancid to play on the first one and their schedule wouldn’t allow them too. But Tim came out and played…with The Interrupters and he played with somebody else that I’m trying to remember. He played with two bands that day, and he was hanging out all day, and I said to him “Tim, it was great having you here but I would have loved to have had Rancid.” And he said, “well, hopefully we’ll get to do it again.”

When news of the pending Rancid/Dropkick Murphys nationwide co-headlining tour started to break, it seemed the perfect time to pull the It’s Not Dead machine out of the moth balls. While the roster may not be as chock full of mid-90’s staples as its predecessor was, it’s got an equally compelling UK and underground-heavy vibe to it, thanks in large part to the throwback influences of both headliners. With the announcement of the Rancid, Dropkick Murphys double-bill, groundbreaking bands like The Buzzcocks and The Selecter were quick to sign up.  “That’s why I really started focusing on the UK bands this time,” Lyman says. “We got The Adicts and GBH. I don’t think, even in the days of Goldenvoice, we had all those bands on one bill together….As soon as people heard what I was doing, all of a sudden your inbox starts filling up! With AOL accounts, you know? Throwback email addresses — everyone that still has their AOL accounts you know are the old punks!”

This year’s It’s Not Dead Festival takes place in the same spot as the original: the Glen Helen Festival Grounds in San Bernadino, California. It’s a one-off again, and it’s going down August 26th this go around, just before Lyman departs to bring his daughter to college. And don’t worry, punk fans…it’s not the last go around for It’s Not Dead either. “Sometimes you have to do something for your soul,” says Lyman somewhat wistfully (at least for an older punk. “The first one kind of replenished my soul…so there will be a next one!” 

Head below to read our full conversation with Lyman. In the interest of full disclosure, we talked quite literally just before Lyman headed out for the first date of Warped Tour, so the recent Dickies controversy hadn’t taken off yet. Sorry. Anyway, scoop up tickets to It’s Not Dead 2 here!



Rancid stream entire new album “Trouble Maker”

East Bay punk veterans Rancid are streaming their upcoming album Trouble Maker in its entirety. You can listen to it below.

Trouble Maker will be released on June 9th through Hellcat/Epitaph Records. It’s their first album since 2014’s Honor Is All We Know.



Rancid stream two new songs “Farewell Lola Blue” and “Say Goodbye to Our Heroes”

East Bay punk veterans Rancid are streaming two new tracks from their upcoming album Trouble Maker. They are called “Farewell Lola Blue” and “Say Goodbye to Our Heroes”, and you can check them out here.

Trouble Maker will be released this Friday (June 9th) through Hellcat/Epitaph Records. It’s their first since 2014’s Honor Is All We Know.