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Leftover Crack announce 2015 Cracktoberfest tour dates

Anarcho-ska-punk band Leftover Crack have announced the dates and locations for their annual Cracktoberfest tour. Check out the full list below. The tour will feature support from Days N Daze and All Torn Up.

LC’s new album, Constructs Of The State, is set to be released on October 30th. It will serve as a follow up to 2014′s Fuck World Trade, which was released through Fat Wreck Chords.



Mischief Brew perform threes song for A Fistful of Vinyl Sessions

Erik Petersen, front man of Philadelphia folk-punk group Mischief Brew, recently stopped by A Fistful of Vinyl to play a few stripped down songs, including “O, Pennsyltucky!” and “Danger: Falling Pianos” from their latest album This Is Not For Children, and “Old Tyme Mem’ry” from their 2003 album Bellingham & Philadelphia .

Check out the videos below.

This Is Not For Children was released on June 22nd via Alternative Tentacles.



Mischief Brew streaming entire new album – ‘This Is Not For Children’

Philadelphia folk-punk group Mischief Brew are now streaming their new album in its entirety. Listen to This Is Not For Children below.

It’s the band’s first full-length album since releasing The Stone Operation in 2011. Their latest EP was 2014′s O, Pennsyltucky! You can order a copy of the band’s new album from Alternative Tentacles over here.

Check out Mischief Brew’s summer tour dates/locations here, and see our review of This Is Not For Children right here.



Jello Biafra (former Dead Kennedys frontman) streams live album

Former Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra is streaming his new live album “Walk on Jindal’s Splinters”. The album is credited to Jello Biafra and the New Orleans Raunch and Soul All-Stars and finds the group covering a bunch of soul, blues and garage rock classics during a 2011 Mardi Gras show in New Orleans. You can hear the album below.



Album Review: Mischief Brew – “This Is Not For Children”

Philadelphia folk punks Mischief Brew have always had a certain undeniable swagger to their music.  Whether leader Erik Petersen is playing with just an acoustic guitar or with a full band, the rough and ready, yet catchy blue collar anthems consistently provide the soundtrack to a good time.  With their newest release, This Is Not For Children, the band builds on what they’ve always done so well while also changing things up just enough to keep things fresh and interesting.

All of the typical Mischief Brew flare is here in spades, and as always, it’s done well.  Songs like “Two Nickels” and “Squatter Envy” pull you in quick with the type of sing-a-long folk punk songs they have become known for, and you will be calling out for the tossing of bankers and landlords in no time.  “O, Pennsyltucky!” is a slower acoustic, then electric, anthem that reminds me of some of their earliest acoustic work, and “Danger: Falling Pianos,” brings out the gypsy and swing band feel they’ve played around with before.

But the band doesn’t just stick to what they know.  “Lancaster Avenue Blues” retains their gypsy folk feel while adding a sea shanty style violin that is one of the highlights of the whole album, especially in how it mixes with the flanging guitar.  “Bad Heart” kind of has a garage rock style to it, and is probably the biggest departure in their typical sound.   Even on tracks that feel like classic Mischief Brew songs, they still manage to inject something new, like the fuzzed out guitars in “No Candlesticks.”

There’s really not anything bad going on in this release, though long-time fans might feel like they’ve already heard the best the band has to offer and may not find this album as exciting.  But that shouldn’t deter anyone from picking up a copy, as it’s still a great and catchy album, with plenty to sing along too.  If you are new to the band, this album serves as a good introduction since it’s a great overall representation of the sound they are known for, and of where they may be headed in the future.

4.5 / 5 Stars



Citizen Fish release ‘Manmade’ EP

The UK’s Citizen Fish have released a brand new EP titled Manmade. You can give it a listen below.

Manmade will be released on June 1, 2015. It is Citizen Fish’s first new release since 2012′s Dancing on Spikes EP.



The World/Inferno Friendship Society announce European tour dates

Brooklyn circus punk troupe The World/Inferno Friendship Society have announces some European tour dates for this summer.

You can see the full list of dates and locations below.

The band’s latest album This Packed Funeral was released on November 11th, 2014 throughAlternative Tentacles.



Mischief Brew and Ramshackle Glory announce west coast tour dates

Folk Punk acts Mischief Brew and Ramshackle Glory have announced some west coast tour dates to take place this June.  You can see the full list of dates and locations below.

Mischief Brew is getting ready to release a brand new album called This Is Not For Children on May 23, 2015 through Alternative Tentacles Records. This is the band’s first full-length album since 2011′s The Stone Operation, but the  band have been regularly releasing new music since then, the last being an EP titled O, Pennsyltucky!, last year.  Ramshackle Glory last released Live The Dream in 2012 via Plan-It-X Records.



DS Exclusive: Mischief Brew stream new song “Bad Heart”

Philly folk punk outfit Mischief Brew are releasing their new album, This Is Not For Children, on May 23rd. To get you as stoked as we are, we’re bringing you an exclusive stream of the second track off this album, “Bad Heart”.  Give that bad boy a listen below.

This Is Not For Children is set to be released on May 23, 2015 through Alternative Tentacles Records. This is the band’s first full-length album since 2011′s The Stone Operation, but the  band have been regularly releasing new music since then, the last being an EP titled O, Pennsyltucky!, last year.



The World/Inferno Friendship Society announce June shows

In addition to playing a short run of shows in April, Brooklyn’s World/Inferno Friendship Society have announced they will be doing the same in June. More info on their newly-announced shows can be found below.

The band’s latest album This Packed Funeral was released on November 11th, 2014 through Alternative Tentacles. It served as a follow-up to 2011′s The Anarchy And The Ecstasy.



Mischief Brew stream new song “No Candlesticks”

Long-running Philly folk punk outfit Mischief Brew have given us a taste of their upcoming record This Is Not For Children in the form of a new track titled “No Candlesticks.” You can give the song a listen below.

This Is Not For Children is set to be released on May 2015 through Alternative Tentacles Records.



The World/Inferno Friendship Society announce April shows

Brooklyn circus punk troupe The World/Inferno Friendship Society will be playing a handful of shows in Vermont, New York, and Massachusetts this April. Check out the dates and locations below.

The band’s latest album This Packed Funeral was released on November 11th, 2014 through Alternative Tentacles. It served as a follow-up to 2011′s The Anarchy And The Ecstasy.



Mischief Brew release more details about their upcoming album “This Is Not For Children”

Philly folk punk outfit Mischief Brew have released more details about their upcoming album, This Is Not For Children.

The album is slated for release sometime in May 2015 via legendary punk rock music label Alternative Tentacles Records.

On the upcoming release, frontman Erik Petersen commented:

This Is Not For Children is more home-based, using Philly and the state of PA as the backdrop, a running theme throughout. This record hunkers down at the South Philly dive bar around the corner from the practice space and shares stories of home, deaths of friends, gentrification, squatting, coal mining, baseball, working, drinking, and horror movies… yet we think any person in any city will relate to it. It’s also simpler in instrumentation: less chaotic ornamentation, not as much clanging and banging. No banjos, more punk, less “Gypsy”… if you will.

Check out the artwork above and head over here to check out their last EP, O, Pennsyltucky!, and see the video for the title track, which will also be featured on the new album.



DS Photo Gallery: Leftover Crack, Blackbird Raum, Union 13, Juicy Karkass at Thee Parkside SF

If the theme of the first week of February’s concerts was ska, then the name of game last week was punk – of the crust and street variety.

First band to the stage to start off the week was Juicy Karkass. The ‘punk/hip hop’ group played an interesting blend of rap, country, southern rock, and ‘punk’. The crowd was still wetting their whistle, but the band managed to garner quite the crowd.

Union 13 is one of those band’s that never gets old, and they seem to never tire on stage. This was my first time seeing the punk quartet, and they were everything I had dreamed of all these years. Energetic, hard riffs, and fast lyrics are what have made this band a benchmark in the LA punk scene.

Blackbird Raum is part of this new-ish wave of anarchist/folk/punk bands kind of spearheaded in their hometown of Santa Cruz, CA. The band has a relatively tumultuous past, and is still having some lineup issues, but you would never know. I love this type of music and so did Thee Parkside, barely allowing the band to hold the stage as fists and boots were flying.

The climax of the night’s performances centered around the NYC crust-punk band Leftover Crack, who was smack dab in the middle of their West Coast tour stint. It’s such a treat to see that, despite a few more gray hairs, the guys are just as raucous and rambunctious as ever. Many of the tracks performed have since formed into a blur, but “Gang Control” is always one of my favorites.

You can check out all of the photos from the night’s debauchery below.



The World/Inferno Friendship Society premiere new song “Elegant Solution”

Brooklyn circus punk troupe The World/Inferno Friendship Society have premiered another new song from their upcoming album This Packed Funeral. You can check out “Elegant Solution” below.

This Packed Funeral is set to be released on November 11th through Alternative Tentacles. It serves as a follow-up to 2011′s The Anarchy And The Ecstasy.