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Rancid to play “…And Out Come the Wolves” in full at next year’s Groezrock

Bay Area punk legends Rancid have been announced as the headliner for next year’s Groezrock, where they will be playing their iconic 1995 album …And Out Come the Wolves in its entirety to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the festival. Groezrock will take place on April 29th and 30th, 2016 in Meerhout, Belgium, and you can get your tickets here.

Nearly a year has passed since Rancid released their latest album, Honor Is All We Know, through Hellcat Records.

DS Photo Gallery: Rancid, H2O and The Interrupters – Boston, MA


In spite of this year serving as the the 20th anniversary of Rancid‘s landmark album …And Out Come The Wolves, the punk pioneers played only a handful shows from the time the calendar flipped to 2015. Luckily for New England area fans, Boston earned a spot on the exclusive list. The band packed the occasionally cavernous-feeling House Of Blues on Lansdowne Street, in spite of the unseasonably warm mid-September temperatures, and in spite of the fact that the show took place on a Tuesday night.

In somewhat atypical fashion for such a venue on such a night, a genuinely sizable crowd had turned out by the time The Interrupters kicked the evening off at 8 o’clock sharp. Though LA-based ska-punk foursome no doubt gained traction in the scene as proteges of Rancid founder Tim Armstrong (the three Bivona brothers — Jesse, Justin and Kevin — served as frequent collaborators in Armstrong’s Tim Timebomb and Friends project), the band have established themselves as a premier, high-energy live band. Drummer Jesse Bivona provided a solid, rock-steady (partial pun intended) foundation as guitarist Kevin, bassist Justin, and frontwoman Aimee Allen made full use of the venue’s large stage, traversing from side-to-side in almost non-stop fashion. In a particularly special moment that paid homage to the scene’s founding fathers, the band were joined by Big D & The Kids Table frontman Dave McWane for a rousing rendition of the Operation Ivy classic “Sound System.”

New York hardcore vets H2O provided direct support for Rancid on this particular evening. The band celebrated their own 20th anniversary last year, and frontman and bastion of positive energy Toby Morse made repeat mention of the debt of gratitude that he and his bandmates owe to their musical “big brothers.” The band’s set spanned most of their catalog, from 1996′s self-titled album to the title track from their forthcoming Bridge Nine Records release, Use Your Voice. Particular attention was paid to 2008′s Nothing To Prove, as almost a quarter of their thirteen-song set focused on songs from their Bridge Nine debut, a direct nod to the label headquartered a dozen-or-so miles north of the city. In typical ‘don’t forget your roots’ fashion, the band performed an impromptu mini cover set that featured guitarist Rusty Pistachio testing out his pipes on The Police classic “Walking On The Moon.”

As you’d expect, the crowd were champing at the bit by the time the headliners took the stage and ripped in to the …Wolves classic “Roots Radicals.” What followed was a twenty-eight song master class in how to compose a setlist that covered the entirety of their catalog while focusing on their most widely-acclaimed album. While this was not a full …And Out Come The Wolves show, thirteen of the album’s tracks were performed over the course of the evening. Another half-dozen songs were culled from the band’s 1994 release, Let’s Go, giving the evening a definite “old school” vibe. The fully bearded (again) Armstrong acted as a whirling dervish for most of the night, anchored by co-frontman Lars Frederiksen on his right and bassist Matt Freeman on his left. Drummer Branden Steineckert has served as a spark plug since joining the band almost a decade ago, and is somehow able to keep a steady, forward beat while playing as a ball of kinetic energy behind the kit.

Sadly for fans of the band, Rancid have got only one show left on their dance card for the remainder of the calendar year. Here’s hoping for a busier 2016, because their current live show still serves as one of the best in the business. Check out our photo gallery below.

Take This Bird And Shove It 2015 festival announced

Hostile City Class War Productions just announced Take This Bird and Shove It, a sweet three-day festival smack dab in the middle of Thanksgiving weekend at The Voltage Lounge. The event will be full of some of the best punk, oi, and hardcore acts Philadelphia has to offer, including The Unseen, Defiance, Murphy’s Law, and Blanks 77 with local support from the Posers, Combat Crisis, Legion 76, The Heels, and a laundry list of other impressive acts you don’t want to miss.

The festival starts November 25th, takes a day off for Thanksgiving Day, and continues November 27th and 28th. Fans can purchase 2-day and 3-day passes here and here, respectively, or pay cash only at Sit & Spin Records in South Philly.

For more information about Take This Bird And Shove It, you can check out the Facebook event page here.

The Slackers stream new song, “Dub Can’t Hide”

The Slackers‘ new album is ready to go!  If you want to grab yourself some brand-new ska tunes, you can pre-order it now, and stream “Dub Can’t Hide” below.

Sax player Dave Hillyard had this to say about the new album:

“[Producer Brian Dixon] set us up in the studio facing each other in a circle and we knocked through a bunch of original tunes. When we got through those, we played a coupe of covers that we have been doing for fun. We felt loose and comfortable and that easy feeling can be heard in the track.”

The album will officially drop in late September via Paper + Plastick Records.

The Interrupters release music video for “Take Back The Power”

Southern California ska-punks The Interrupters have a new music video out for their song “Take Back The Power”. Watch it below.

The track if off the band’s self-titled debut album, which Hellcat Records released last August.

The Interrupters are currently touring Europe, a run which includes a handful of shows with Bad Religion. They also have a few US dates scheduled after their trip through Europe. Check out all the dates/locations below the video.

Rancid announce New Years shows with OFF! and The Interrupters

Bay Area punk legends Rancid have announced they will be playing three New Years shows with OFF! and The Interrupters. They will play one show in L.A. on New Years Eve (which will also feature support from The Mighty Mighy Bosstones), followed by two shows in San Francisco. You can buy tickets here, and view the dates and locations below.

Rancid’s latest album, Honor Is All We Know, was released last October through Hellcat Records. OFF! last released the 10-inch vinyl Live from the BBC on Record Store Day this year (April 18th), while The Interrupters released their self-titled debut album a year ago on Hellcat.

10 Punk Songs to Get You Through Your Week – Amnesia Rockfest Edition (by DS writer VivaLaLexy)

Ever wonder what the folks who run Dying Scene have been listening to lately? We’re going to pretend you said “yes” to that question and feature a curated playlist from a different DS editor each week with the intent of exposing you to some new kickass punk bands. This week we’re featuring Dying Scene feature writer, VivaLaLexy.

Check out what makes her tick in his playlist below!

Punk Rock Bowling Festival: Day One (Rancid, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Sick Of It All, TSOL, Anti-Flag, Bombshell Rocks, Sniper 66)

Photos and words by milhouse and hopeless romantic

The first day of Punk Rock Bowling always begins with a meeting of hungover, yet still fresh punks – gathering for shuttles to get carted off to Sam’s Town or Gold Coast for an attempt at bowling. The Dying Scene crew never lasts very long, but it is always a fantastic time. This year, our lane mates seemed to have begun the party long before us, and ended up spilling drinks on the lane. After that, any semblance of seriousness went out the window, and the drinks started flowing a little more freely. The downside with bowling is that you are forced to miss the beginning events of the weekend, including an Infa-Riot pool party, and a free-screening of “Salad Days: A Decade of Punk In Washington DC”.

By the time I got back around the fest grounds, I had missed Sounds of Threat and Success!, but was front and center in time to see Austin punks Sniper 66 rip it up (I would later see the band perform at the Plaza Pool Party).

Bombshell Rocks came out swinging and put on a great live show. Their energy pumped up the crowd as the late afternoon of the festival set in. Their melodies were infectious and got people moving in the crowd.

Anti-Flag played the main stage just a few short days before their new album, “American Spring”, hit stores. The band tore through their set with so much energy and chanting that they could have been the headliner. Posting up near Chris is always a good idea, as there is no shortage of jumps during his set (a photographer’s favorite). The crowd favorite was “Fuck Police Brutality,” which got the pit moving and middle fingers in the air.

California legends TSOL took the stage as the sun started to go down, showing the crowd that they can still put on a great live show. My favorite (as well as the crowd’s) was their hit “Code Blue”, which touches on every funeral director’s hidden desire.

Sick Of It All is the epitome of NYHC. As the sun set, these guys brought one of the most lively sets of the night. The crowd eagerly waited for them to take the stage and went absolutely wild as they tore through the night with a frantic energy.

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones hit the stage with their infectious ska-core, playing fan favorites like “The Rascal King” and closing with “The Impression That I Get.” During their set, the band announced that they were the surprise guests for one of the club shows the following night, playing “Devil’s Night Out” in its entirety.

Headliners for day one were East Bay legends Rancid. To fans delight, the band performed “And Out Come The Wolves” in its entirety, and was true to the track listing, playing one legendary song after another. For many of us “older” punks in the crowd, this album was one of the first (or at least, one of the most influential) 90s punk albums that got us into the scene. Rancid proved why they are punk legends and why that album has stood the test of time. A little guest appearance from Interrupters guitarist/organist Kevin Bivona rounded out the set. I left after “Journey to the End (of the East Bay)” to get ready for the club show featuring my favorites Bishops Green, in addition to Booze & Glory, The Beltones, and headliners The Templars. Up the punx and skins!

Have a look at the complete day one gallery below.

Punk Rock Bowling: Night One – GBH (Country Club) and Street Dogs, 7 Seconds (Country Saloon)

Night one of Punk Rock Bowling presented the first set of challenging decisions. The club show lineups seem to be getting better year after year, sometimes rivaling the actual festival lineup. After strategizing with the DyingScene crew, I B-lined it to the LV Country Saloon to check out the remainder of the FU’s’ set, Street Dogs, and 7 Seconds. Street Dogs played one of the better sets I have seen in awhile, and I was stoked – Punk Rock Bowling had officially began.

No time to reflect though, for as soon as I got my 7 Seconds shots, I ran over to the Fremont Country Club to catch the legendary GBH. Infa-Riot and Abrasive Wheels had opened up for the Brits, but since I had seen them two days before in San Francisco, I opted to see the Boston boys instead.

Other bands forced to miss that night included Manic Hispanic, Me First and The Gimme Gimmes, Anti-Social, The Applicators, and Evacuate. Always a cost-benefit analysis, and there would be many more tough decisions to come over the weekend.

Have a look at the show shots from night one’s club shows below.

Lineups announced for Riot Fests in Chicago and Toronto (too many to list in a headline)

Okay, so maybe we jumped the gun on the Denver Riot Fest and Rodeo lineup earlier. Not because the post wasn’t accurate (it was), but because it wasn’t the whole story.

The preliminary lineups have ALSO been announced for the Chicago and Toronto Riot Fests, and honestly, it’s tough to pick a “best lineup.”

Dubbed the Riot Fest and Carnival, the Chicago dates feature: Rancid, Alkaline Trio, Taking Back Sunday, Thrice, Flogging Molly, Alexisonfire, The Lawrence Arms, Pennywise, The Damned, Bayside, Desaparecidos, Less Than Jake, Civ, Fishbone, Death, The Dwarves, Mustard Plug, The Ataris and more “punk” acts, alongside No Doubt, Faith No More, Modest Mouse, Snoop Dogg, Merle Haggard, Cypress Hill, and a ton more. The RF&C takes place from September 11th to the 13.

Meanwhile, the Riot Fest and Exposition takes place in Toronto September 19th and 20th and features Rancid (playing “…And Out Come The Wolves”), Alexisonfire, Motorhead, Thrice, Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls, Against Me!, Andrew WK, Bayside, Gwar and Fidlar as well as acts like Drive Like Jehu, Wu-Tang Clan, Tyler the Creator and more.

Full lineups, as well as updated ticket information, can be found here. Stay tune for the second wave of bands, which is slated to be released in a couple weeks.


Riot Fest announces preliminary Denver lineup (Pixies, Rancid, Bosstones, Alkaline Trio and more)

The preliminary lineup for the Denver dates of the 2015 Riot Fest has been announced, and it seems to be already worth the price of admission. The event, which is being dubbed “Riot Fest And Rodeo,” will feature the likes of Rancid, Pixies, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Alkaline Trio, Motorhead, Flogging Molly, Thrice, Iggy Pop, The Lawrence Arms, Desaparecidos, 7 Seconds, The Vandals, Less Than Jake, Andrew WK, Gwar, Teenage Bottlerocket, Pup, American Nightmare, Joyce Manor and more…and that’s just the “Dying Scene friendly” bands. Other major acts include Anthrax, Snoop Dogg, Tenacious D, Modest Mouse, Run DMC, Ice Cube, The White Buffalo, De La Soul, Eagles of Death Metal, and a crapload more. Check out the official flier below, and stay tuned for “more headliners” to be announced shortly.

Riot Fest And Rodeo takes place from August 28 to August 30.

Noisey premiere episode three of “Under The Influence – Krautrock” with Tim Armstrong

Noisey has just launched the third 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 Krautrock. Check it out below, and stay tuned for next week’s episode.

In case you missed it, last week’s episode, which focused on two-tone ska, can be viewed right here.

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.