The Aggrolites released three new songs in November 2015.
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Friday, February 26, 2016 at 4:47 PM (PST) by Gina Skidz
Tiger Army is putting everything they’ve got into their new album (including cancelling this year’s Octoberflame Festival), and you can now get a preview for what’s in store once it’s finally released. Check out “Prisoner of the Night” below. This is the first preview track that has been released from the new album, which will be called V…
V… was produced and mixed by Grammy winner Ted Hutt ( who has worked with Old Crow Medicine Show, The Gaslight Anthem, and Dropkick Murphys, among others). Vocalist Nick 13 had this to say about the sound that they’re going for on the new material:
“Our sound has always been about a mix of old and new. But this song, like others on the new record, draws from the early ‘60s. It was a transitional period after the end of rock ‘n’ roll’s first wave, but prior to the British invasion. There was a lot of sonic experimentation as people tried to figure out ‘what’s next’? Radio singles of that era also went on to influence early NYC punk, so ‘Prisoner’ plays with that as well.”
What do you think of the new song? Let us know! The new album does not have an official release date yet, but we’ll keep you posted so check back here.
Monday, February 15, 2016 at 9:53 PM (PST) by Supermartinguy
NYC Ska legends The Slackers have just given us a first taste of their upcoming, crowd-funded, self-titled album. “The Truth Comes Nothing” has a cool, guttural reggae sound to it. Unfortunately, to listen to it you need to first enter your email on the website, then click a link, then download it straight onto your computer. It’s a bit of a hassle, but definitely well worth a listen. Check it out here.
“The Slackers” is set for release on February 19th, and marks the band’s first release since “The Radio” back in 2011.
It’s being reported that Rancid‘s Tim Armstrong will guest star on an upcoming episode of Fox’s revival series of The X-Files. According to IMDb, Armstrong will play “The Trashman” in the episode, ”Home Again,” which will air on February 8, 2016.
Armstrong has reportedly been working on a new album with Rancid. The band’s latest album was 2014′s Honor Is All We Know.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 9:44 PM (PST) by ChrisDude
Bay Area punk legends Rancid have announced they are going to play two shows in Southern California in April with Left Alone, and one of them will also feature support from Lower Class Brats. The dates and locations are below.
Rancid have reportedly been back in the studio working on a new album, which will be their first since 2014′s Honor Is All We Know. We’ll keep you posted as more details on new music from Rancid come to light.
Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 2:45 PM (PST) by Bizarro Dustin
The Slackers, NYC’s purveyors of Ska, Reggae, Soul, and Rock N Roll, are streaming three new songs, “By the Time I Get to Sleep,” Truth Comes Knocking,” and “Spin I’m In” that will appear on the band’s coming self-titled album. The album will be released on on February 19, 2016 through Special Potato / Rare Breed Records, and will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the bands existence. Additionally the band have released a stream of an album b-side, “The Boss.” You can hear the four new songs below.
The Slackers have also announced a lengthy US tour to support the album. You can find the confirmed dates and locations (as of now) right here.
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.
After months of speculation, an article on National Rock Review reports that Bay Area punk legends Rancid are in the studio working on a new album, which will serve as a follow-up to 2014′s Honor Is All We Know. It is not known when the album will be released, but we’ll keep you posted as more details come to light.
Rancid just recently released a free download of “Xmas Eve (She Got Up And Left Me)“, which was recorded way back in 2002.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 11:21 AM (PST) by jaystone
One of the areas that I’ve taken the most pride in as an elder statesman at Dying Scene over the last couple of years has been our increased presence out and about at shows, documenting the scene from various sweaty, beer-soaked pits across the country. Those of us who’ve been lucky enough to cover shows with any regularity do put our hearts in to chronicaling what we see, and I hope that shows.
Anyway, I decided at essentially the last minute to put together a gallery of some of my favorite show moments from the last year. Included here are events that ranged from the Rebuilder record release party at a small, sold-out Boston neighborhood bar, to the Pixies, Tenacious D and Gerard Way at the sprawling Boston Calling concert festival. There’s a couple of Frank Turner shows, a couple of Interrupters shows, a couple Gaslight Anthem shows, a Spring Heeled Jack show (!!!!), and plenty of Boston-area heavyweights like the Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Street Dogs and Darkbuster (fuckin’ Dahkbustah!!!) to go around.
Also, I think I saw The Scandals’ Jared Hart more times this year in one form or another than I’ve seen anybody else in a given year. Oh, and of course there are ample moments from the Rancid …And Out Come The Wolves show and the Fat Wreck extravaganza.
Anyway, check out the gallery below, and stay tuned for more cool concert moments in 2016!
California dirty reggae band The Aggrolites are streaming three new singles, “Help Man,” “Western Taipan,” and “Aggro Reggae Party.”
Over a year has passed since Rancid released their latest album Honor Is All We Know. Earlier today, Tim “Timebomb” Armstrong posted a drawing of bassist Matt Freeman and drummer Branden Steineckert jamming on his Twitter page, and the caption reads, “Rancid In The Studio: Branden & Matt” Ink on Paper 10″ x 10″, implying that Rancid are in the studio recording what appears to be their next album. We’ll keep you posted as more details on the situation come to light.
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 11:20 AM (PST) by Jonathan Lyte
English punk rock veterans GBH have announced some upcoming Australian and New Zealand tour dates for 2016 in February and March. The tour will see a total of 6 Australian dates and 2 dates in New Zealand, all ending on March 5th in Wellington. Tickets are set to go on sale on November 5th, head here for any other information directly from the promoters. We will keep you updated with any other details as they become available, be sure to check out a full list of dates and locations below.
GBH’s latest full-length album Perfume and Piss was released back in 2010 through Hellcat Records.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 10:50 PM (PST) by ChrisDude
Epitaph Records will be releasing a 20th anniversary remastered edition of Rancid’s iconic 1995 album …And Out Come the Wolves on November 27th. In addition to the 19 tracks on the original album, the reissue will include two bonus tracks recorded during the sessions of the album. You can order a copy of it on iTunes or at Kings Road Merch.
Nearly a year has passed since Rancid released their latest album, Honor Is All We Know, through Hellcat Records. As you may recall, the band just announced that they will be playing the entire …And Out Come the Wolves album at Groezrock in April.
Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 5:53 PM (PST) by ChrisDude
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.
Monday, September 21, 2015 at 8:30 AM (PST) by jaystone
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.
Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 11:30 AM (PST) by Catherine Dempsey
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.