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Noisey premier episode two of “Under The Influence – Two Tone Ska”

Noisey has just launched the second installment of their series “Under The Influence.” Narrated by the one and only Tim “Timebomb” Armstrong  (RancidOperation IvyTransplants), the episode focuses on the scene that is/was Two-Tone Ska. Check it out below, and stay tuned for next week’s episode.

In case you missed it, last week’s episode, which focused on NY hardcore, can be viewed right here.



Video: Left Alone’s “Black Derby Jacket” off Rancid tribute album

California ska-punks Left Alone have premiered a music video for their cover of Rancid‘s “Black Derby Jacket” and you can check it out below.

The cover is off of Smelvis Records‘ Rancid tribute album titled Hooligans United, which was released last week. Left Alone’s last album was 2014′s Harbor Area via Hellcat Records and Smelvis Records.

“Black Derby Jacket” originally appeared on Rancid’s 2000 self-titled album.



The Interrupters post new music video for “Babylon” and “Jenny Drinks”

SoCal ska-punk band The Interrupters have uploaded two new music videos for the two songs off of their new single Babylon. The videos for”Babylon” and “Jenny Drinks” were both directed by Tim Armstrong and you can check them out below.

Babylon was released through Hellcat and Epitaph records and will serve as a follow-up to The Interrupters’ self-titled debut album, which was released in August of 2014 through Hellcat Records. The album was produced by  Rancid co-frontman Tim Armstrong.



The Slackers working on new music, announce North American and European tours

Long-running New York ska band The Slackers have a lot in store for 2015. In addition to revealing they are currently working on new music, the band recently announced a bunch of North American and European tour dates.

Check out the band’s tour itinerary below, and stay tuned for more details on the new music.

The Slackers last released a crowd-funded EP titled My Bed Is A Boat in 2013. Their latest full-length album The Great Rocksteady Swindle came out in 2010 on Hellcat Records.



The Interrupters extend European tour

SoCal ska-punk act The Interrupters have tacked a few more dates on the tail end of their upcoming European tour. You can check out the updated tour itinerary down below.

The Interrupters released their self-titled debut album in August of 2014 through Hellcat Records. The album was produced by iconic Rancid co-frontman Tim Armstrong.



The Interrupters announce first string of UK tour dates

The Interrupters are gearing up for a UK tour in April and May. So far, a portion of the dates have been announced. Destiny Tourbooking has mentioned that there will be more dates in the coming days, stay tuned for those. Tickets for these shows go on sale February 10th. You can check out the dates and locations that have been announced so far below.

And The Interrupters’ self-titled album dropped on August 5th 2014 via Hellcat Records.



Blink 182, Rancid, Bad Religion and more to headline this year’s Musink Tattoo and Music Festival

The annual Musink Tattoo and Music Festival has just announced its dates and lineup for this year! The festival will take place March 20th-22nd at the OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA and will feature Rancid, Bad ReligionBlink-182 (featuring Matt Skiba) Sick of It All, and much more.

Check out the full lineup and dates below. Tickets will go on sale January 30th.



Tim Armstrong plays acoustic rendition of “Black Lung”

Rancid‘s Tim Armstrong has teamed up with Fender Guitars to release the Fender Hellcat Acoustic Guitar. To promote the signature instrument, Armstrong has released a video of an acoustic performance of the Rancid song “Black Lung”. The song originally appeared on Rancid’s 1998 album Life Won’t Wait… and you can check out the performance below.

Rancid released their eighth studio album, …Honor Is All We Know, 0n October 27, 2014.



First bands announced for Amnesia Rockfest 2015 (Rancid to play “…And Out Come The Wolves,” Refused, Goldfinger and more)

The first lineup announcement for the 2015 edition of the Amnesia Rockfest is now available, and it seems like it’s going to be pretty cool.

First and foremost, Rancid will make a special appearance, and they’ll be playing their iconic 1995 album “…And Out Come The Wolves” in its entirety! Also announced will be appearances by Refused, Raised Fist, Goldfinger and Ministry. Oh, and NOFX’s Fat Mike will be curating the event’s Tony Sly stage, which promises to be an awesome experience in its own right.

The 10th edition of Amnesia Rockfest takes place in Montebello, Quebec, fro June 18th to June 21st. Stay tuned for more details.



Tim Armstrong, Skinhead Rob forming new band

Apparently Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong and Rob Aston (Skinhead Rob) are getting the band back together, or at least A band.

On Monday, Rob posted the following announcement on his Facebook and Twitter accounts: 

“New band in the works. John John Jesse, Roy Mayorga, Vic Venom, Tim Armstrong, and me. ‪#‎ZERSTÖREN‬”.

I have no clue what the word means, so feel free to enlighten me if you have some insight.

Armstrong and Aston have worked together on several projects, with Transplants obviously being the most well-known and successful.

You might recognize some of those other names Rob listed. John John Jesse played guitar in Morning Glory and bass in NYC crust-punk band Nausea. Roy Mayorga and Vic Venom were also part of Nausea. Mayorga is currently playing drums in Stone Sour, and has been in several well-known bands, including Soulfly and (briefly) Sepultura. Venom previously spent time with Reagan Youth, and it currently playing guitar with The Coffin Daggers.



Rancid to play the entire “…And Out Come the Wolves” album at Punk Rock Bowling

To coincide with its 20th anniversary, Rancid will play their 1995 iconic album …And Out Come the Wolves in its entirety at next year’s Punk Rock Bowling, which takes place from May 23-25, 2015 in downtown Las Vegas. For more information, go to the festival’s official website.

Rancid released their latest album Honor Is All We Know this past October on Hellcat Records. It’s the first album they put out since Let the Dominoes Fall back in 2009.



Music Video: Left Alone – “Leather Bound Book”

California ska-punks Left Alone have just revealed their music video for their new track “Leather Bound Book”, and you can check it out below.

The song was taken off the band’s new album Harbor Area, which was released in September via Hellcat Records and Smelvis Records. Head over here to stream the record, wish serves as a follow-up to their 2013 EP Hate The Day.



Album Review: Rancid – “Honor Is All We Know”

When Let The Dominos Fall came out, I have to admit I was disappointed by it. Rancid hadn’t released a record in six years and anticipation for new material was high. But I don’t think that album was the triumphant return we were waiting for. It sounded like the band, for the first time in their impressive career, was treading water. They sounded tired. Tim in particular sounded weary. His delivery was often somewhere between a sigh and shrug. There was nothing grabbing about the music and the production sounded a little flat.

But then the members went off and did their own things. Tim Armstrong became his alter ego Tim Timebomb and released literally hundreds of songs under the title Tim Timebomb & Friends. When he wasn’t doing that he was working on the Transplants third record. 
Lars Frederiksen fully embraced his Oi! roots and put much of his effort into his classic era street punk band The Old Firm Casuals. Matt Freeman got busy for a while with his psychobilly project Devil’s Brigade. And Branden Steineckert seemed to emerge himself in his Utah soccer league.

And maybe that’s what it took. Maybe the boys needed to go off and do their own thing because, judging from the breath of fresh punk rock air that is Honor Is All We Know, the boys are ‘back where they belong’ and sounding more energized and on point than they have in years.

Honor Is All We Know kind of came out of nowhere. There had been rumblings of a new Rancid record for years, but no confirmations or teasers from the studio or possible release dates. Just rumour. Then all of a sudden we had a track list, and cover art, and a release date just weeks away. Then, in a marketing idea that was both smart and exciting, we had a video. The video featured the band playing three new jams off the album: ‘Collision Course’, an absolute rip roaring punk rock freight train that sounds like Rancid (2000); ‘Evil’s My Friend’, a hyper ska ripper with a very Out Come The Wolves-esque guitar line and a haunting and cool organ break; and ‘Honor Is All We Know’; a Tim Timebomb song that sounds the same as the original, but as rerecord by Rancid, meaning more tight, sharp and exciting. With those three barn stormers leading the way, Honor Is All We Know could now be firmly placed within the ‘maximum hype’ category.

And the rest of the record does not disappoint. It’s filled with Rancid’s street spun tales of friends, family and coming up in the East Bay on tracks like ‘In The Streets’ and ‘Now We’re Through With You’. But there are also rave up’s like ‘Raise Your Fist’, ’A Power Inside’ and the cool breeze ska swing of ‘Everybody’s Sufferin’, which are rebellion focused calls to action.

The dark dance bop of ‘Already Dead’ and ‘Grave Digger’ feature horror punk at its finest.

While ‘Back Where I Belong’ is the record’s most obvious and straightforward track, with a chorus of “I’ve been gone way too long and I’m back where I belong.” Indeed.

Honor Is All We Know just feels right. It feels like the Rancid we know and love. And listening to it, you’re reminded why Rancid has been one of the biggest and most influential punk bands on the planet since the mid-90’s. The music is sharp and heavy, fast and exciting. Tim and Lars sound like they’re having the time of their lives. Matty and Branden are in fine form. And punk isn’t dead. The last gang in town is back and they sound better than ever.

4/5 Stars



Punk Rock Foodie Fest (Costa Mesa, CA) will feature 11 bands and punk rock chefs

If you like punk and food (and live in Southern California), this is the event for you! On December 12th, 2014, the Tiki Bar in Costa Mesa, CA will be hosting the Punk Rock Foodie Fest.

For the punk portion, 11 different bands will be performing including Left Alone, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, DC Fallout, Joey Briggs, Eken is Dead, and more. Check out the full lineup on the poster above.

For the foodie portion, during the earlier acoustic part of the evening, Punk Rock chefs will be preparing food for the guests. Get there early!

Check out the promotional video for the fest below.



Nekromantix, The Adolescents, Ten Foot Pole and more to play “Not-So-Silent-Night” show

The line-up for this year installment of the Not-So-Silent-Night show has been announced and among the confirmed bands there is : Nekromantix, The Adolescents, Ten Foot Pole, Masked Intruder, Left Alone and a bunch more.

12 bands are set to play on 2 different stages during the show, which will take place on December 19th at the Yucca Tap Room in Tempe, Arizona.

More informations and tickets can be found here.