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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.

 

 



T.S.O.L., Voodoo Glow Skulls, Reagan Youth & more playing Punk Against Trump Festival

A festival simply called the Punk Against Trump Festival has been announced. It will take place June 9-10 at the Glass House in Pomona, CA. The lineup includes T.S.O.L., Voodoo Glow Skulls, Reagan Youth, The Dwarves, and Lower Class Brats, among others.

OC Weekly says the festival will also be “bringing together a number of grass roots organizations to attendees to educate festival attendees on everything from DACA to voter registration”.

Tickets are available here.



Death By Stereo, Fair Do’s & more added to Manchester Punk Festival 2018

The finishing touches have been put on the lineup for Manchester Punk Festival 2018’s lineup, with the final lineup announcement. The late additions include Death By Stereo, Fair Do’s, and Stand Out Riot, among others.

MPF takes place April 19-21 in Manchester, England. Some of the other bands on the lineup include Propagandhi, Iron Chic, Antillectual, and The Copyrights.

For more info and tickets, visit the festival’s official website.



El Topo Goes Loco (Belgium) announces full line-up

Belgium ska/punk festival El Topo Goes Loco has announced its full line-up. As every year the tiny town of Mol, Belgium gets to enjoy some of the finest horned and non-horned acts out there. Including, but not limited to, The Bombpops, Mark Foggo’s Skasters, Not Available, Darko and Lotus. Pre-sales are available here with no extra service costs.

Head down below for the full line-up.



Bloodstains Hardcore Festival 2018 announce bands

Bloodstains Hardcore Festival is back! 2017 was an absolute blast so I’m glad to see its happening again this year! The festival will be held at one of the best d.i.y punk venues in the UK: Temple of Boom in Leeds. The first wave of bands announcements have been released and it looks like it’s set to be another great line up! Bands include The Wierdos, Adolescents, Vicious Circle, Raw Power, The Stupids, Clowns, Rat Cage, Rats In The Wall, Natterers and a lot more!

You can get more information and buy tickets here.



Pouzza Fest 8 announces secound round of bands

Montreal based Pouzza Fest has announced the second round of bands  for their eighth installment. Reel Big Fish and Anti-Flag headline while the robust lineup is rounded out with bands such as: Cancer Bats, Get Dead, Tsunami Bomb, with even more to be announced. For more information on the festival which takes place May 18, 19 and 20th scoot on over here.

For a look at the lineup so far check out the poster below



Blink-182, Descendents, Strung Out & more to play 2018 Musink Festival

The lineup for the 2018 edition of Travis Barker’s annual tattoo convention and music festival Musink has been revealed. The 3-day festival is headlined by Blink-182, and also features the Descendents, Strung Out, Fear, and the Adolescents, among others.

Musink 2018 takes place March 16-18 at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA. Tickets are on sale now on the festival’s website.



Agnostic Front announce Punk Rock Bowling club show w/ The Old Firm Casuals & more

Another club show has been announced for the 20th Anniversary edition of Las Vegas’ Punk Rock Bowling. Taking place at Fremont Country Club on May 27th, the show will be headlined by New York hardcore legends Agnostic Front. Support bands include The Old Firm Casuals (ft. Lars Frederiksen), Bad Co. Project, and Crim.

Tickets for the 21+ show are $20 (presales begin March 3rd) and doors open at 10pm. Stay tuned for more PRB club show announcements, and check out the main festival lineup here.



Tickets still available for Dead Rhythm Easter Fest

Some of the best hardcore punk bands from around the world will decend upon Sweden this March for the ridiculously good Dead Rhythm Easter Festival. I can already garantee that this will be the best festival of the year and I thought I must of been dreaming when I first saw the announcement! The line up is unbelievable with loads of heavy hitters such as Infest, Career Suicide, Death Side, Citizens Arrest, Wolfbrigade and more! I like many other punks will be desperatley trying to book time off and save enough cash for the trip! Over half the tickets have gone already so don’t hang about!

You can check updates and find more information here.



Bad Religion announce 30th anniversary “Suffer” show

Bad Religion have announced plans to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of their iconic 1988 album Suffer.

So far, only one 30th anniversary show has been confirmed. The band will play the album in its entirety during their performance at the Spanish festival Tsunami Xixón this summer.

We’ll keep you posted as more shows, or a tour, in celebration of Suffer come to light.

Bad Religion were recently featured on the 7″ split Dean Lane Hardcore Three Way Split, which includes two live songs recorded on their 2010 30th anniversary tour. The band has been promising a new album, which is tentatively due for release this year, and will be their first since 2013’s True North.



Manchester Punk Festival announces more bands

Manchester Punk Festival has announced even more bands for it’s annual April three day event in the UK’s North West. The Copyrights, The Restarts, The Spook School and Ducking Punches are among those recently added. Advance tickets are still available direct from the festival site now.

More details of bands booked so far are below.



Brakrock Ecofest announces first names: Satanic Surfers, The Lillingtons, The Flatliners and more

With Groezrock skipping an edition this year, a lot of Belgian punks are still on their knees thanking the music gods for Brakrock Ecofest. The cosy little happening has really earned it spot amongst Europe’s leading punk summer festivals, with a line-up that keeps getting more impressive year after year.

For the 2018 edition Brakrock has already announced The Lillingtons, Satanic Surfers, The Flatliners, The Lawrence Arms, D.R.I, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Authority Zero, The Queers, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Venerea, This Is A Standoff, The Bombpops, Mute and Adhesive… and there’s still 12 more names to follow!

Brakrock takes place on the 3rd and 4th of August 2018 in the beautiful town of Duffel. Head down below for a nice overview of the full line-up.



DS Show Review: FEST 16 Gainesville – Day 3

As I soaked in all of the sights, sounds and smells of FEST 16 in days 1 and 2, I purposely tried to keep day 3 out of my mind.  Day 3 had some great bands that I couldn’t wait to check out, but I knew that getting to day 3 meant that FEST was coming to a close.

I don’t think I was the only one with the aforementioned sentiment, people were going after it hard Saturday night.  I could hear them outside singing and reveling into the wee hours.  I felt ok Sunday morning.  Got some food and coffee in me, and got ready to face the day.  T shirt game was not as important today as the forecast called for unseasonably cool temps.  High of 65 meant that I would don the only sweatshirt I brought.  It has the Chicago flag on the front of it, which prompted a shout of “Oh Calcutta!!” from an apparent Lawrence Arms fan.  After three nights of mayhem, we were delayed getting out the door.  I wanted to catch After the Fall, but we actually arrived too late for that and went straight to High Dive to catch Squirtgun doing a retrospective of all the bands they had been in.  If you don’t know Squirtgun, they are fronted by Mass Giorgini who is probably best known as owner and resident producer at Sonic Iguana.  Some major punk royalty has recorded at SI with Mass at the boards.  Squirtgun broke out some of those tunes in a solid set which included The Riverdales and Screeching Weasel.

Next we grabbed a bite at Harry’s Seafood Bar and Grille.  We could’ve heard Apologies I have none, but it was too cold to sit outside.  Sitting in a chain restaurant on Sunday afternoon did not do much to lift me out of the depression of FEST coming to an end.  After lunch, we cruised over to Bo Diddley to catch The Movielife.  I’ve been following these guys for a while and I real wanted to see them at Riot Fest, but a conflict messed that up.  Although they played in a tough spot, Sunday, Outdoors, afternoon, cool day, they represented.  Not my standout set of the FEST, but not bad.

After Movielife, we had some tough conflicts.  Mean Jeans, Toyguitar, Hiccup, and Ray Rocket (Teenage Bottlerocket).  My wife wanted to catch Ray, so we cruised over to Big Lou’s pizza for the show.  I grabbed a couple of beers to perk us up and we sat on the patio there sipping our brews as Ray got set up.  I’m so glad we caught this show, because he conveyed the hungover depressed malaise that everyone was feeling.  Ray asked us to bear with him as he had spent the previous night going door to door at Holiday Inn with The Dopamines.  Paint your own picture there.  As the cool breeze blew through, Ray gave us a solid but chill set, the perfect cure to what ailed us.  He played “Do you wanna go to Tijuana,” dedicated to his twin brother Brandon who passed away in 2015, and covered The Ramones “Pet Sematary.”

The Ray Rocket set definitely perked us up.  We cruised over to Tall Paul’s and caught some of Makewar’s set.  We bellied up to the bar and threw down some of their brewed-in-house craft beer.  The habanero-spiced pale ale stole the show.  It brought the heat!!  We had to cut out of Makewar to get a good spot for Smoking Popes.  Being from Chicago, my wife and I are both big Popes fans.  The Popes never disappoint.  They’ve been around a long time and they know what people want to hear.  They bring the hits one after the other.  They played my fave “No More Smiles” as well as “Megan,” “Paul,” “Rubella.”  One of the many highlights of this set was their cover of MC5’s “Ramblin’ Rose.”  And of course they played “Need You Around.”  When it came to playing Bo Diddley, some bands sounded better than others, but the Popes really rocked this stage.  Safe to say, this set was up there in the top 5 of FEST.

Iron Chic hit the Bo Diddley stage next, so we hung around for that.  IC had a very lively crowd and their brand of punk rock really got the people moving and singing along.  You could tell people were amped for this band.  We watched the set from afar, but we already had tickets to see them in Chicago in December, so we cut out to check some other sets.  We caught Kamikaze Girls at the Wooly.  I have no recollection of it.  I remember bouncing across the street to The Atlantic where Machinist! was playing.  I only caught the last song, wish I had seen more.  This mad dash ended at Rockey’s where we caught the last few songs from The Raging Nathans.  We must’ve been in the right place as a few dignitaries were on hand such as OWTH’s Ryan Young.

One of the reasons I broke the bank and travelled down to FEST this year was Superchunk.  I’ve seen them a handful of times; the first time in 1993.  At one point I remember thinking to myself, “I’m going to buy every Superchunk album that ever comes out.”  Well who knew they would put out like 40 records!?!  I don’t have them all, but I have a lot of them.  So we trekked over to Bo Diddley to catch Sunday’s headliner, Superchunk.  For one, they sounded great.  I’ll give them that.  They didn’t play the full 90 minutes, which was a bit of a bummer.  They also threw in some random tunes like “Hello Hawk” and “I Got Cut.”  Deep cuts aside, they also dropped some fan favorites like: “Slack Motherfucker, Sick to Move, Driveway to Driveway, Hyper Enough, Precision Auto, and Seed Toss.”  The ‘Chunk brought the goods and sent the main stage out in grand fashion.

The main stage might have been done, but we were not!  We popped over to The Wooly, grabbed a brew and caught Meat Wave.  Their new album, “The Incessant” is on my list of the best of 2017.  These guys rock the 3 piece like Alkaline Trio or Husker Du; although their sound is more like Big Black.  I’m definitely going to catch these guys again.  After MW, I made a fatal error.  I decided we should hit Durty Nelly’s to catch Dingus.  For one, I had the complete wrong band.  I guess there are two Dingus’s (Dingi?).  Unfortunately, the one I planned to see was recording an album in Belgium at the time.  I sat there for about a half hour completely confused.  When we came to our senses, I looked my wife in the eye and I could tell she was done.  40 shows over 3 days will tend to wear you out.  I was running on fumes as well.  We decided to call it quits.  I had hoped to catch Night Witch, Teen Agers, and Tiltwheel; but I will have to wait for them to come to town.

We survived FEST 16, and had an amazing time!  One thing is for sure, we will be marking our calendars for the lineup announcement for FEST 17.  We will be back!



This Is A Standoff, War On Women & more playing Pouzza Fest 8

The first round of bands for Pouzza Fest 8 has just been announced. The list which is headlined by the newly-reunited This Is A Standoff also includes War On Women, City Mouse, PI Mafia, Mike Frazier, Dead Broke, and Sincere Engineer.

Pouzza Fest 8 takes place May 18-20th, 2018 in Montreal, Quebec. For more info and tickets, visit the festival’s official website.



Punk Rock Bowling 2018 lineup announced: Rise Against, NOFX, At The Drive In and more

For the past 20 years, no music festival has carved out as distinct a niche as Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival. Started in 1999 by Shawn and Mark Stern, the brothers behind BYO Records, as well as founding members of the legendary Los Angeles punk band Youth Brigade, Punk Rock Bowling is one of the few events where the music is just as important as camaraderie—and a little friendly competition. And for its 20th-anniversary celebration, Punk Rock Bowling is going for broke.

“We never even thought about it going two years,” says Mark Stern about the festival’s longevity. “We just set up a party for all our friends in bands and labels, and since everyone had such a great time the first year, more people wanted to come out, so we did it again next year.” That spirit has been carried into each year of Punk Rock Bowling, and the 2018 iteration, which takes place in Las Vegas from May 25-28, shows that it’ll be bigger, better, and a bit more eccentric than years past. Starting on Friday, May 25, Punk Rock Bowling kicks off the weekend with intimate late night club shows that also run all weekend long after the festival stage lets out which runs Sat. May 26 through Monday, May 28.

But what would Punk Rock Bowling be without its adopted sport of choice? In addition to all the bands, there will be an amateur bowling tournament with over 800 participants on Saturday, May 26, offering a series of cash prizes and other assorted goodies before the finals on Sunday, May 27. And if bowling isn’t your thing, on Friday, May 25, there will be a winner-take-all Texas Hold ‘em poker tournament at the Golden Nugget. Never mind the fact there will be pool parties, free comedy shows, punk rock movie screenings, and punk rock lounge acts all scattered throughout the four-day weekend. “I think a lot of the reason that it has continued to grow is because it’s a lot different from a normal festival,” says Mark. “Plus, it’s in Vegas, where there is no curfew. So it just never ends if you don’t want it to.”

The 20th anniversary of Punk Rock Bowling will feature a who’s who of punk bands from all eras of the genre’s storied history. Headlining this year will be Chicago’s Rise Against, a band that’s taken melodic hardcore to new heights with every one of their albums. This is the band’s first time at Punk Rock Bowling, but they’re not the only band new to the festival. In 2018, a an entire wave of first-timers will be taking the stage at Punk Rock Bowling, with a very rare appearance from the elusive At The Drive In, L7, Steve Ignorant performing early CRASS songs, The Marked Men, The Partisans, and British sensation, Slaves (UK) all getting in on the action. “I’m constantly looking for new bands to add to the older reunion type lineups to give young bands a chance and introduce them to our audience,” says Mark. And while Punk Rock Bowling does a bang-up job in that regard, they’ve invited some old friends back to Vegas, with bands such as one of PRB’s main staples, NOFX, along with Against Me!, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and Turbonegro returning this year.

It’s a cavalcade that’s befitting of the Sterns’ initial vision, which was to make an event that was less of a music festival and more of a social gathering. Built on the DIY ethos that has informed every part of the Stern brothers’ careers, Punk Rock Bowling is pulling out all the stops for its 20th anniversary, making it the kind of punk rock cornucopia that has a little something for everyone. “Our goal is to make people want to come back. We want them to have a great time and not feel like they’ve been had,” says Stern. “After all, if it wasn’t for the fans, this weekend would never exist.”

Three-day tickets for Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival are $150 and are on sale now.
Single-day tickets and the daily lineups will be announced in 2018.

See a comprehensive list of bands announced below.