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Down By Law (Punk, FL) Stream Latest Album “All In”

Florida-based punks Down By Law are allowing fans to stream their first new album since their 2013 effort Revolution TimeAll In features twelve tracks from the band of veterans and is available via Kung Fu Records on both vinyl and CD now.

You can check out All In below.



Down By Law stream “Rebrand It” off their new album All In

Down By Law are streaming a song off their new album All In, which is due out August 3 on Kung Fu Records and Cleopatra Records. It is their first album since 2013’s Revolution Time.

If you’re enjoying the sound, be sure to pre-order the album here.

Check out “Rebrand It” below.



Audio Karate Announce “Space Camp” Re-Release

California punkers Audio Karate have announced the re-release of their debut album “Space Camp” on vinyl after a long period of inactivity.

The album was originally released by Kung Fu Records in 2002. The vinyl re-release will be a co-release by Wiretap Records and Hidden Home Records.

Pre-orders are available at the Wiretap Records and Hidden Home Records web stores. You can see a video interview with the band detailing the re-release and reminiscing on the making of the album below.



Brakrock Ecofest announces second wave of bands

Europeans rejoice Brakrock Ecofest has announced the second wave of bands. With Groezrock taking a small hiatus this year Brakrock is more than picking up the slack. Joining the already robust lineup will be The Vandals, The Menzingers, Union 13, TSOL and many more.

Brakrock takes place on the 3rd and 4th of August 2018 in the beautiful town of Duffel. Head over here to the festival website for a an overview of the full line-up.

 

 



Tsunami Bomb announce east coast dates

The reformed punk veterans Tsunami Bomb have just announced that they’ll be making a run of appearances on the East Coast May 16th, through May 19th. They are also returning home to the San Francisco Bay Area on Saturday, Feb. 17th for an all ages show at Bottom Of The Hill to send off their voyage into the studio to begin a new album. 

Check out the dates below, and pick up some tickets here.



Biffers cancel US tour after being denied entry to country

According to a recent post on their Facebook page, Italian pop-punks Biffers were denied entry to the US while going through customs at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport this past weekend because their “VISAs weren’t correct”.

Shortly after they began booking shows for the tour, the band found out their documentation wasn’t correct, but it was too late to apply for different VISAs. Apparently they knew this could potentially keep them from entering the country, but didn’t want to cancel the tour.

The Kung Fu Records band did end up getting turned away at the door, and they were put on a plane to London from where they could make their way home to Livorno. Needless to say, the tour was cancelled but Biffers plan to reschedule soon. Hopefully the next one goes better!



Biffers (Italian pop-punk) announce U.S. tour dates

Italian pop-punk act, Biffers, have announced a run of U.S. tour dates and you can check out the dates and locations below.

Their latest album “Vice” was released on April 15, 2016 through Kung Fu Records and serves as a follow-up to their latest EP “Frankie Road”.



DS Photo Gallery & Show Review: The Vandals 2016 Christmas Formal in Anaheim, CA (12.23.16)

Ah, it’s December again. Here in Southern California, December means twinkle lights in the palm trees, 60 degree weather, and the certainty of one major holiday tradition – The Vandals‘ Christmas Formal. Now in its 21st year, the Christmas Formal has become a bigger and better tradition every year, with both “formal”wear and Christmas onesies encouraged, a photo booth, and a “Christmas punch” at the bar (which sadly sold out within the first hour). 2016 marked a venue change – to the City National Grove of Anaheim. Personally, I loved the new setup – bigger venue, bigger stage, more room to move around, and a more spacious bar/merch/photo booth area. The Christmas decorations still adorned the stage, including the suspended carousel, inflatable snowman, and mountains of wrapped presents and piñatas.

Openers for the evening included Sharp/Shock and The Interrupters. Due to LA traffic, made 10 times worst by the constant rain all day Friday, I arrived during The Interrupters set in time to see them play, but not early enough to shoot them. They are a DyingScene favorite, and you can check out shots from some previous shows here and here.

At last, The Vandals (with Josh Freese on drums this year!) took the stage to the Oi To The World overture and kicked it into high gear for all of their Christmas classics. Despite battling the flu (and still wearing his tuxedo t-shirt that makes an appearance every year), Dave Quackenbush still managed to make it on the stage and give the crowd one hell of a show. After they played a majority of the songs from the Christmas album, they entertained the crowd with a few other select favorites, like “Anarchy Burger,” “People That Are Going To Hell,” “I’ve Got An Ape Drape,” “And Now We Dance,” and “My Girlfriend’s Dead.”

Fans who come every year know how the encore will go – Warren will sing “Hang Myself from the Tree” and “Don’t Stop Me Now” before the band finishes with a giant sing-a-long of “Oi To The World.” This year was no different in terms of the encore setlist, but, as always, Warren can be hard to predict when it comes to his stage presence. “Don’t Stop Me Now” tends to have a musical interlude where Warren entertains the crowd – this year, it included destroying all of the gifts on the stage, smashing the piñatas with his body (not the stick that Dave brought him) and throwing the pieces into the crowd, running around with the giant Santa boot piñata on his foot, and pulling the inflatable snowman across the stage, eventually having it collapse in front of Josh Freese’s drum set. The Grove of Anaheim has monitors on the side of the stage, so everyone was able to see the antics in real-time, and it was pretty amazing. This is gonna be the best Christmas ever!

It’s always a pleasure to celebrate Christmas with The Vandals and shoot the show for DyingScene. Check out our full gallery below and we’ll see you in 2017!



Biffers release preview of new split 7″ with Crystal Newton

Italian skate punks Biffers have a split 7″ with Crystal Newton coming out on Christmas Day, but you can preview the song “Roger” below now.  The split will be available via BandCamp and on limited-edition vinyl.

Biffers most recently released a 12-song album called Vice earlier this year.



Album Review: Biffers – ‘Vice’

Everyone loves the 1990s. That’s just an inescapable truth. Between TV and movie remakes/sequels, entire TV stations dedicated to re-runs and endless Buzzfeed (and Buzzfeed knock-off websites) listicles, this love for the decade even permeates into punk rock. How many punk bands have popped up in the past decade that gain traction for sounding like a band that could’ve been signed to Epitaph or Fat Wreck Chords circa 1995? Hell, how many bands have we here at Dying Scene covered based around the fact that they sound like an Epi-Fat band?

In case you couldn’t tell where I’m going with this, Biffers have a sound heavily influenced by the California skate punk scene of the early 1990s. Their new album, Vice, is a perfectly fine album. 12 songs that average 2 and a half minutes, all played competently and they never venture into slow, adult contemporary jams that wax poetic. These are all things that one wants in a punk album, indebted to the 90s scene or not.

The only real issue with Vice is that is lacks a certain… I don’t know what, but it’s missing something. There are some punk albums that, regardless of innovation or not, can be listened to multiple times with great ease. Hopeless Romantic by The Bouncing Souls or Let’s Talk About Feelings by Lagwagon are great examples- neither album particularly pushed the genre forward, but once their final tracks ring out, there are times when you can’t get  the whole thing to start over again quickly enough. Vice is missing that same kind of replay value.

Not to say that it’s a chore to listen to Biffers. In fact, if they continue on the path that they’ve been traveling on both their debut album, Whoa! and now Vice, they’ll be writing their own Dookie (or at least their Punk In Drublic) in no time.

3.5 / 5 – Stream it below.

RIYL: The Vandals, Green Day, The Decline



Biffers release music video for “Whoa!”

Italian pop-punk act Biffers have released the music video for their song “Whoa!”

You can check it out below.

“Vice” was released on April 15, 2016 through Kung Fu Records and serves as a follow-up to their latest EP Frankie Road.



‘Remember The Punks’ music festival announces lineup (The Vandals, The Exploited, MXPX, Sick Of It All, PEARS, more)

Texas punks (and those willing to go to Texas for a pretty stacked festival lineup), listen up: the inaugural Remember The Punks festival has announced its lineup, and it’s a damn good one.

The one-day festival will feature more than 25 bands, including The Vandals, The Exploited, PEARS, TSOL, Sick Of It All, MxPx, Voodoo Glow Skulls, and so many more. See the festival poster below for more of the lineup.

The festival is set for Saturday, October 1st at Alamo City Music Hall in downtown San Antonio. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 27th. Click here for more info. on Remember The Punks.



Biffers (Italian pop-punk) streaming new album “Vice”

Italian pop-punk act Biffers are streaming their new album “Vice” in its entirety.

You can give it a listen below.

“Vice” was released on April 15, 2016 through Kung Fu Records and serves as a follow-up to their latest EP Frankie Road. 



Tsunami Bomb get stripped down for Punks in Vegas, add Warped Tour shows

The reformation of punk veterans Tsunami Bomb continues to pick up steam. The band in its current form stopped by Punks In Vegas recently for a Stripped Down Session, in which they played three songs: “Russian Roulette,” “Lemonade,” and “No One’s Looking.” Watch the playlist below.

Tsunami Bomb also announced they’ll be joining the Vans Warped Tour this summer, but only for two shows: Friday, August 12th in Auburn, WA and Saturday, August 13th in Portland, OR.

Tsunami Bomb released Trust No One in February via Kung Fu Records. The release features a collection of early and out of print EPs brought together on one LP. You can buy a copy of Trust No One right over here.



Tsunami Bomb go unplugged for Punks in Vegas

California punk veterans Tsunami Bomb are the latest band to do an unplugged session with the folks over at Punks in Vegas. The group sat down to perform live acoustic versions of three songs, “No One’s Looking”, “Russian Roulette”, and “Lemonade”.

You can check the videos out below.

Trust No One, the band’s latest album, was released on February 26, 2016 through Kung Fu Records. Tsunami Bomb released their last album “Definitive Act” on Kung Fu in 2004.