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Friday, October 20, 2017 at 4:03 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 10:23 PM (PST) by Chris Ramone
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 4:41 PM (PST) by steve_kingston
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.
Friday, September 22, 2017 at 4:25 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Friday, September 22, 2017 at 3:11 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
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.
Friday, August 25, 2017 at 4:20 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Friday, August 25, 2017 at 3:34 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 2:00 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
L.A. ska band The Interrupters have announced a co-headlining tour with SWMRS.
The Interrupters last released Say It Out Loud via Hellcat Records in June of last year.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 10:12 AM (PST) by Goldfinger
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.
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 12:00 PM (PST) by jaystone
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-Flag, Strung 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!
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 9:16 AM (PST) by Shane Dover
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 11:46 PM (PST) by Chris Ramone
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.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 1:32 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 2:00 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
Rancid has released a video for another new song called “Telegraph Avenue.” Like the video for “Ghost Of A Chance” we shared a few weeks ago, the new video features the band getting together to play the song in a garage.
You can check it out below.
“Telegraph Avenue” comes from the band’s upcoming album Trouble Maker, which is set to be released on June 9th via Hellcat/Epitaph Records. It will serve as a follow up to 2014’s Honor Is All We Know.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 1:55 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
Lots of news coming from Rancid today. The California punk legends announced that they will be releasing their new album Trouble Maker on June 9th via Hellcat/Epitaph Records. They also released a video for the first single “Ghost Of A Chance.”
You can check out that video, along with the new albums’ track listing, and all of the bands’ upcoming tour dates below.
Rancid’s last release was Honor Is All We Know in 2014.