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DS Photo Gallery: Hi-Fi Rock Fest at Queen Mary’s Park (pt. 4 of 4) – Street Dogs, Dead Kennedys

The crowd at Queen Mary’s had began to fill up in anticipation of Naked Raygun‘s stellar performance, and was starting to look like a proper music festival once the Boston veterans Street Dogs took to the stage. The band literally comes with an entourage, and their fan base reaches far and wide into a diverse collection of genres and generations. Perhaps it was to beat traffic, perhaps it was for other reasons, but after Street Dogs, the somewhat-still-full crowd began to thin a little for Dead Kennedys, fronted by vocalist Ron ‘Skip’ Greer.

You’ve heard it before, and I’ll say it again, but Street Dogs are one of those bands that I have to manage shooting and dancing. I love being able to photograph some of my favorite bands, however sometimes I wish could quit the gear and thrash like I once did (which I ultimately did for the last part of “Fighter” and beyond). The band performed favorites like “Tobe’s Got a Drinkin’ Problem”, “Punk Rock and Roll”, “Back To The World”, “In Defense of Dorchester”, and so many more. The guys even played one of my favorite Darkbuster songs “Skinhead”, which was incredible. Beer was spilling and fists were flying as Mike called out for a circle pit and fans obliged with all their might.

Dead Kennedys were headliners for the Hi-Fi Rock Fest, and fans had bore the sun and heat, the $2 bottles of water, and all the fried food you could ever want all for this moment. With East Bay Ray and Klaus Flouride (aka Geoffrey Lyall) still driving the strings, and D.H. Peligro still on percussion, the band sounded quite like the Dead Kennedys we all know and love. It’s just weird when there’s a divorce, ya know? I understand Leftover Crack decided to drop off this bill due to conflicts with playing with a ‘Dead Kennedys’ sans Biafra, but in all honesty, they missed out. The crowd hadn’t used up all their energy dancing to the Boston greats and were still begging for more, however after 11 hours of shooting and just as many bands, I retired to the white couches to enjoy the rest of set which lasted just over an hour. You can have a look at a video of the entire set here.

Have a look at photos from Street Dogs’ and Dead Kennedys’ sets below.

Big thanks to head honcho Dave Buck, and fellow promoters Darron Hemann and Derik O’Brien, and everyone else who made the day a great success and lots of fun!

DS Photo Gallery: Hi-Fi Rock Fest at Queen Mary’s Park (pt. 3 of 4) – Richie Ramone, The Sonics, Naked Raygun

This next portion of Hi-Fi Rock Fest was somewhat similar to adult swim. No, not the channel, more like that time when you were a kid and you were kicked out for an hour so the adults could get drunk and spill beer in the pool.

Richie Ramone followed SoCal thrashers, Luicidal, and he proved after all these years he’s still got it. Yep, still got that bottle in his hand and as sloppy as ever, yet somehow it manifests itself into a great stage performance, alternating between both drummer and vocal duties. In an attempt to get intimate with the front-row fans, Richie slipped on the sound monitor but kept on rocking. Unfortunately, as the photo crew hoisted him back to the stage, my lens was knocked off my camera, so I was out of the game for the rest of the set – tending to my wounded equipment.

The Sonics were next up – and may have seemed to be an odd pairing for this festival (even though these guys were punk before punk even knew what punk was), but these guys have been rocking for decades and show no signs of stopping. You can have a look at their entire set here.

It seemed the space was filling up properly in anticipation for Naked Raygun‘s appearance at Hi-Fi. The band had been ‘less-than-active’ up until recently, so it was exciting to finally see these guys live.

You can have a look at photos from the band’s performances below, and check back tomorrow for Street Dogs and Dead Kennedys.

DS Photo Gallery: Hi-Fi Rockfest at Queen Mary’s Park (pt. 2 of 4) – Year of The Dragon, Dirty Filthy Mugs, Luicidal

words by anarchopunk, photos (and some words) by milhouse

Round two of the day-long Hi-Fi Rockfest in Long Beach the last Saturday in September is on display for curious eyes. After LA-based punk band True Rivals was another SoCal product, Year of The Dragon. This political hardcore five piece took the stage with alacrity and a definite purpose. I love hardworking bands that just come ready to work, lunch packed. The “A Wilhelm Scream work ethic”, if you will. While the music may have more metal and funk influences, the lyrics were 100% anger and angst punk, probably best compared to System of a Down or Tool. The songs were longer and a bit more meandering than true punk songs but that didn’t keep it from being a fantastic performance. The entire set was furious and the pace was frenetic, but between sets the lead singer, Dirty Walt would tell stories that settled things down a little and opened them up to the audience a little more. The best one was about his first girlfriend dragging him, against his will to his first punk rock show. Dead Kennedys/DOA/SIN at Longshoremen’s Memorial Hall in Wilmington, California back in ‘82. This show would end up putting its mark on the history of the punk rock scene, more for the events at the end of the show than for the talent that performed on the stage. The police, in full riot gear showed up and proceeded to gas the concert goers in an effort to battle the scourge that was punk rock music. Their rude arrival was not welcome and caused what amounted to a riot with multiple accounts of police brutality against the kids at the show. History lesson over. He continued, “As we left the show, I looked at her and said I’m in love!”. She replied “What? No, it’s way too early!” to which he retorted, “No, bitch! I’m talking about Punk Rock!” This guy is a total badass.

Following a little liquid therapy and some much needed rest in the shade came Dirty Filthy Mugs. This quintet also hails from Los Angeles, but their sound could just as easily have been bred on the streets of Boston. It’s drunken, brutal, hard as fuck hooligan street punk. I grew up on Social Distortion and Bad Religion but this is the music I was bred for. The only kind of music that can get you hyped up enough to voluntarily jump into the whirling violent abyss that is a pit at a street punk show, knowing full well that you can’t afford ObamaCare. When it comes to street punk, I’m from the camp that if the singer isn’t spitting all over the audience, the vocals aren’t aggressive enough. Lead singer Matt Wedgley looked to be a pretty angry vocalist. Only one way to find out for sure if he’s “spit legit” though, so I grabbed a beer and started my trek towards the stage. The horde had finally started to fill in a little although they were still mingling, tentatively back away from the action at the various tents so, my approach was unimpeded. I walked straight up to the guardrail which separated the riff raff from the crowd and took my position. Not long after I settled in, the furry frontman started slowly easing his way towards the apron where I was standing. I white knuckled the warm metal rail, locked eyes with him as he kept moving my way and started indignantly parroting what lyrics I could remember from earlier in the song right back at him. He came down even closer, off of the stage, at this point and knelt on top of the sound monitors a foot away maybe and screamed right back, directly in my face. Yup, sufficient enough spittle. It’s a beautiful thing! These guys were not even a blip on my radar and after their live show, I’m off to pay my penance on their website. They are the real deal, gang. Don’t wait to be blown away like I was.

Luicidal – featuring former Suicidal Tendencies bassist Louiche Mayorga and and drummer R.J. Herrera – was next on the bill, and there was definite curiosity in the air for the unacquainted. I was excited to see what was in store as this band has been on my radar since their debut self-titled release last year, and the guys sourced heavily from the debut, while shedding some light on a couple new songs slated for an upcoming album. With Mayorga driving much of the strings, it’s no doubt Luicidal shares some similar qualities as Suicidal Tendencies, blaring and ripping guitar riffs, hardcore/street blended with classic rough and gritty vocals. Indeed, the band opened their set with the classic ST song “War Inside My Head”. Someone was actually gracious enough to film part of the band’s set, and put it on YouTube for the entire world to see! Check it out here. Additionally, you can have a look at the band’s music video for their song “Kumbaya” here.

Have a look at all of the photos from Year of The Dragon, Dirty Filthy Mugs, and Luicidal’s performances below, and check back soon for part three!

DS Photo Gallery: Hi-Fi Rock Fest at Queen Mary’s Park (pt. 1 of 4) – Two Tens, Downtown Brown, True Rivals

The day had finally come, and the triple D collaboration of D. O’B Sound Studios owner and veteran drummer/producer, Derik O’Brien, DC-Jam Records owner Darron Hemann, and Dying Scene head honcho Dave Buck known as the Hi-Fi Rock Fest was getting underway at the Queen Mary’s Park in sunny Long Beach last Saturday. People came from far and wide to see acts like True Rivals, The Sonics, Naked Raygun, Richie Ramone, and more….but of course the Boston greats, Street Dogs, and the Dead Kennedys, fronted by Ron (Skip) Greer.

The day kicked off with Los Angeles-based duo The Two Tens. A perfect match for the rising sun and the Long Beach atmosphere – notes of surf mixed with garage and a little pop were a great introduction to what was to come next. The band features guitarist Adam Bones and drummer Rikki Styxx and released a music video back in July for their song “Watching Me”, which appeared on their latest work “Volume 4″, which you can have a look at here.

The day was about to kick in to full gear as Detroit, Michigan’s Downtown Brown took the stage. The band plays a mix of funk, punk, ska, jazz…or as Skankin’ Pickle used to say – the skafunkrastapunk. The group has a great stage presence, and both the bassist and drummer have long-ass dreads that they love swinging about, just adding to the performance. Since 2001, the band has released multiple albums, the latest being “Hot Part”, which just came out this past August (have a listen here). The majority of the DTB’s set featured songs from the new album, including “Happy Music For Happy People”, “Orange Bitch”, and a cover of Lorenzo Lamas’ “Smooth Talker”. Great set and I can’t wait to see these guys again.

Next up was a band that was on my “to-see” list, Los Angeles punks True Rivals. The band is comprised of members of Unwritten Law, Lit, Bullets and Octane and Rufio, and blend their collective experience into a really well-rounded classic punk sound – you get the grit, the riffs, the blaring guitar and of course the jump kicks and frantic stage presence. True Rivals released their debut album “The Revenant” last year, and their setlist included favorites like “Roots Rock n Roll”, “White Collar Crime”, “Stay True”, and more. You can have listen to the entire album here.

Have a look at the entire photo gallery of The Two Tens, Downtown Brown, and True Rivals below, and stay tuned in the coming days for shots from Dirty Filthy Mugs, Richie Ramone, Street Dogs, and many more.

Dying Scene Session: Yotam performs title track and “Days Of Living” from upcoming solo album “California Sounds”

Now that the calendar has flipped to the page marked “October,” we can bring you another excellent installment of the Dying Scene Sessions!

For today’s Session, we’re privileged to bring you a couple stripped down acoustic songs from the great Yotam, who probably needs no introduction but whom you probably recognize from his “day job” in Useless ID. Yotam’s got a new solo album, California Sounds, due out on October 30th via Hardline Entertainment. We caught up with Yotam on a rooftop in Hollywood and got to witness him performing the title track from the new album, as well as another brand new track called “Days Of Living.” Check out the videos below!

CD and vinyl pre-sales for Yotam’s album are available right here; get it!

DS Exclusive: Boss’ Daughter (punk) release album details, stream new song – “Embrace Impermanence”

Reno punk band Boss’ Daughter are streaming their new song, “Embrace Impermanence” right here on Dying Scene. Give it a listen below.

The track is off the band’s upcoming debut full-length album, Songs Are Songs, which is due out next week (October 5th) on Cocksmoker Chunk Records. You can see the artwork to the left, and the tracklisting below the music.

Boss’ Daughter are also headed out on tour in support of the new album. Check out those dates/locations below. They’re still looking to fill some dates, so email them here if you can help out.

DS Photo Gallery: Frank Turner at Newbury Comics and House of Blues, Boston, MA (9/26/15)

It’s a bit strange to view an event that takes place four thousand nautical miles as the crow flies away from an artist’s stomping grounds as a “homecoming” of sorts, but that’s essentially what it feels like when Frank Turner plays Boston nowadays. Now a decade-plus into his post-Million Dead solo career, the English folk/singer-songwriter has now got somewhere in the neighborhood of two-dozen shows under his belt in the greater Boston area. Those shows have run the “all shapes and sizes” gamut, from a drunken singalong at McGreevy’s (the bar owned by Dropkick Murphys founder and bassist Ken Casey)  to a high-energy set amongst 18,000 people at last May’s Boston Calling festival to, most recently, a pair of marathon sold out full-band shows at the 2000+ capacity House Of Blues in support of his newest album, Positive Songs For Negative People (Xtra Mile Recordings / Interscope Records).

The second of those two shows was preceded by an in-store appearance at the Newbury Comics location across the river from Boston in Cambridge’s Harvard Square. To give you an indication of the scope of Turner’s popularity in his adopted hometown, the line to obtain wristbands to the performance stretched down the location’s steep, lengthy entrance way, well over a hundred people deep…four hours before the man himself was actually due to arrive. Due to the frequently awkward setups amidst rows of media or, increasingly, Minecraft and Bob’s Burgers paraphernalia, in-store record shop appearances can be a bit of a idea that’s better in theory than in practice. Still, the enthusiastic capacity crowd for this particular event made the decent-enough layout all the more manageable. Turner started the performance with “The Next Storm,” the lead single off his latest album, and worked backwards through his catalog in one-song-per-release fashion opting for some deeper cuts rather than playing “Photosynthesis” for the 1736th time (that would come later in the evening). Ever the storyteller, Turner remained on site for a considerable time after the six-song performance, signing albums, shaking hands, hugging babies (well, a few toddlers and at least one seven-year-old) in a disarming manner that has a way of engaging even the most casual of fans. (Also, given that I’m tall and inherently mindful of that in crowded spaces, I hung way back, meaning that my better-half was on picture-taking duty for the occasion.)

The virtual homecoming party continued back in Boston proper several hours later at the House of Blues on Lansdowne Street, an occurrence made ever the more chaotic by the fact that the struggling-yet-recently-encouraging Red Sox were playing at Fenway Park which, for the out-of-towners, is directly across the too-narrow street. Turner kicked his nearly two-hour-long set off with “Get Better,” the lead single from Positive Songs For Negative People. While obviously a new track, “Get Better” has proven to be an instant crowd favorite. The twenty-two song main set included a healthy dose of PS4NP to be sure, but did a pretty solid job of keeping old-school fans and more recent converts happy (“Song Of Liberty” and “Dan’s Song” had found their respective ways out of most Turner setlists in recent years, but both made appearances on this night). It takes an unique type of performer to engage 150 people at an in-store and 2200 people at a sold out concert hall in similar fashion, but Turner seems to have it all figured out, weaving between stripped down acoustic numbers (if “Josh’s Song” doesn’t punch you in the stomach every time, you have no soul) one moment and leaving the instrumentation to his stellar Sleeping Souls bandmates (Ben Lloyd on guitar, Tarrant Anderson on bass, Matt Nasir on piano and mandolin, and the ever-so-gentlemanly Nigel Powell behind the drumkit) allowing him to draw from his hardcore frontman days the next.

Hard-working, and hard-playing, six-piece UK folk act Skinny Lister provided direct support on this night, as they’ll do for the duration of Turner’s six-week tour. At least in these parts, Skinny Lister have developed a well-deserved reputation for providing exactly the type of high-energy set that is capable of not only warming a crowd for an opener such as Turner (or the Dropkick Murphys, or Flogging Molly, as they’ve done on multiple occasions) but of earning their own legion of converts. It’s tough to really boil down a Skinny Lister performance into a few hundred words: equal parts English folk music, sea shanty, and rum-soaked singalong. The 45-minute set included three separate band member crowd surfing appearances, including Michael Camino, who seems to have perfected the art of crowd surfing while playing the double bass without killing himself or anyone else. It really is a sight to behold, as is singer Lorna Davis’ constant ball of motion.

Beans On Toast, the alter-ego of British singer-songwriter Jay McAllister, kicked the evening off almost promptly at 6:30pm, getting off to a brief false start for technical difficulty-related reasons. Beans On Toast is a criminally-underrated songwriter; honest, thought-provoking, witty and uncomfortably funny. He might not necessarily look the part, what with his oversized outfit and lack of shoes, and he may have been playing a slightly larger stage than he’s used to in these parts, but McAllister’s storytelling was quick to win over the Boston crowd which can be notoriously fickle (we’re not quite Philadelphia, but we can be close at times). McAllister and Turner are old chums (it was Beans On Toast that convinced Turner to play the acoustic guitar a decade ago), and the former even joined the latter’s set as dance instructor during “Recovery,” which, when typed out, seems like a “you had to be there moment.” There are still plenty of dates left on the Positive Songs For Negative People tour; do yourselves a favor and “be there.”

Check out our photo gallery below.

September’s Hidden Gems From Bandcamp

In Evil Hour

Another month, another great list of hidden gems from one of our favorite purveyors of punk! There is no dearth of fantastic music over at Bandcamp so, we sent our minions on over to troll the site and return with only the best and brightest gems for your listening pleasure. Not to oversell it, but we really think you’re going to love the seven selections they’ve unearthed this month. They’re so good in fact, that we exhausted our supply of minion treats in jubilation. We reward quality work here at Dying Scene. As always, we try to provide a good variety, so hopefully everyone can find something that they love and wouldn’t have had time to stumble upon otherwise. You guys work hard and our minions aren’t the only ones who deserve a little reward. We got you! Enjoy this month’s seven stellar, buried gems below!

Interview: Bowling, Bullshitting and Beers with True Rivals

Bassist, Derik Envy; Staff Writer, AnarchoPunk; Guitarist, Kevin Besignano

True Rivals may be a relatively new band to the scene but the guys who make up this fledgling act (Derik Envy, Kevin Besignano, Trevor Jackson and Nate Walker) are far from neophytes. With members spending time with well established acts like Unwritten Law, Lit, Bullets and Octane and Rufio, it’s easy to see why their debut album, The Revenant sounds like it was performed by the seasoned veterans they are.The album has a familiar old school, classic punk rock sound that has seemed to go missing lately. Almost as if it was just unearthed after decades of being stowed away in a storage unit somewhere in the Bay Area. While familiar, the LP is still fresh and different. It’s a fun album, by a fun band. Filled with great choruses and blazing rock guitar riffs, you’ll see why we fell in love with this album (along with the boys themselves) so eagerly.

One of our favorite things about these up and comers is the dual vocals provided by bassist, Derik Envy and Guitarist, Kevin Besignano. Just imagine our excitement when we opened the inbox and saw an email for an interview with the two talented frontmen. So we headed over to our Los Angeles kennels and let Staff Writer, AnarchoPunk out of his cage to go meet one half of this phenomenal four piece for some brew and bowling at Pinz Bowling Center in Studio City. To keep things interesting, we decided to tackle a topic per frame (and a beer every two!), everything from their musical roots, to to that distinct, fundamental punk rock sound and even boobies, guns and drugs. So take a minute to get to know one of our newest favorite bands in this comprehensive interview below!

DS Interview: Frank Turner on “Positive Songs For Negative People,” touring the US with his old mates, and writing a song for a fallen friend

Frank Turner at the Boston Calling Music Festival – photo by Jay Stone for Dying Scene

Frank Turner‘s reputations as both a seemingly tireless live performer and an open and honest songwriter (and interview subject) have been thoroughly vetted on these and other pages for years. As the thirteen pages of “Frank Turner” search results on Dying Scene alone will attest to, the English folk-punk troubadour (assuming that such descriptors are still necessary at this point) has been one of the most talked to, and talked about, members of the scene. (As an editorial side note, we should probably change that bio page on this set, lest people thing Poetry Of The Deed is still his forthcoming album…)

That the songs have become a tad glossier and a little (or at times a lot) more generally accessible to a broader audience is part of the natural order of things, but it hasn’t stopped Turner from staying true to his roots as an emotional storyteller. While much of the material on his latest release, Positive Songs For Negative People (Interscope Records/Xtra Mile Recordings) stays true to the theme spelled out in the album’s title, the closing track, “Song For Josh,” is as gut-wrenching as anything you’ll find in most artists catalogs. The ode to Josh Burdette, longtime employee and public face of Washington, D.C.’s legendary 9:30 Club, was written just after Burdette’s untimely passing two years ago and recorded live at the 9:30.

The Dying Scene Radio fellas caught up with Frank on the eve of his current US tour that’ll find him on the road for the next six-weeks, traversing the States with Skinny Lister and Beans On Toast. You can check out that podcast entry here. Here at the print side of things at Dying Scene HQ, we chatted with Turner about the more emotional moments on Positive Songs For Negative People, about keeping up with a relentless tour schedule and all it entails, and about what happens if he achieves the long-term happiness he seems to pine for in his songs and inevitably turns into Jack Johnson.

It’s a pretty entertaining read, and you can check it out below. While you’re at it, head here to see where you can catch Turner and his comrades on the road.

DS Photo Gallery: Rancid, H2O and The Interrupters – Boston, MA


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.

15 Punk Songs to Help You Through Your Week (curated by DS editor Lauren Mills)

Ever wonder what the folks who run Dying Scene have been listening to lately? We’re going to pretend you said “yes” to that question and feature a curated playlist from a different DS editor each week with the intent of exposing you to some new kickass punk bands. This week’s playlist is brought to you by Dying Scene editor Lauren Mills. I decided to use a photo of my cat Ozzy because I don’t really like pictures of myself.

These are some songs I’ve been into lately. This week I’m bringing you songs that have helped me through my days of unemployment, boredom and anxiety.  I apologize in advance that this list of songs is negative, but weirdly they help me through ruts as much as the uplifting tunes.

Enjoy the tunes below!

Dying Scene Session: Bryan McPherson performs “Burn It Down” and “Wasted World”


Super stoked to bring you the latest and greatest installment of the Dying Scene Sessions. Today,we present to you a couple of raw, stripped down tracks from the great Bryan McPherson. We caught up with the Bostonian-turned-Californian songwriter not long after he wrapped a full US tour  with UK-based protest-punker and kindred spirit Louise Distras this summer.

Check out Bryan McPherson performing his tracks “Burn It Down” and “Wasted World” below. Both tracks are available on McPherson’s self-released (via his own OFD Records) album “Wedgewood,” which came out back in June. You can obtain your own copy here.

Joey Cape chats with The Bobs on this new episode of Dying Scene Radio!

This week on Dying Scene RadioBob Noxious and Bobby Pickles connect with Joey Cape live from his van. The three discuss Joey’s new solo record, Stitch Puppy,  the story behind the song, “Tracks”, and what it was like to record his latest acoustic album using a similar formula to that of his label, One Week Records.  Bobby uses his “Wop Dar” to uncover the Italian roots of the Lagwagon frontman, insinuates that, like most musicians, Joey is inherently lazy, and then asks Mr. Cape a very pretentious question, which Joey has not the authority to answer adequately, given that the punk rock ethos transcends ideas and is really a part of one’s DNA. But, Joey agrees with Bob’s ethos, being a 46 year old man who lives his life like a 17 year old boy.

SYNOPSIS OF BANTER: Jason 3D of The Jasons designed a FAT ENZO t-shirt depicting The Bobs getting killed by The Jasons. Lou Koller, frontman of NYHC greats, Sick Of It All, speaks with ten year old Elliott of Little Punk People, and Bobby wants to make him a DSR war correspondent because he’s interviewed many of the same people as Bob and he’s a much more talented interviewer. The Bobs discuss their impending full-coverage of FEST 14 in Gainesville and Pre-FEST in Tampa. Bobby doesn’t know who Mikey Erg or Ronnie James Dio is. The Svetlanas are from “Mother Russia” just as PigPen are comprised of more bacon than Bob puts down during breakfast. Why does EVERYBODY think the iconic Motörhead frontman, Lemmy Kilmister, is going to die? Bob says if Lemmy isn’t really afraid to die, he’d have played a fourth song in Austin. Bob thinks he might need to go back to the dark liquors. Bob says, “Lemmy will live forever and what kind of world are we going to leave for Lemmy?”

AND VIGNETTES BY: Elliott Fullam of Little Punk PeopleJ. Prozac of Doubtfire, Todd Dulawan of Distorted Signals, Dylan Flynn of Pass The Bass, and Mike Hansen of Pentimento.

Episode 28’s recurring theme: bad/spot-on accents, artists who’ve recorded records in one-week’s time, and Bobby’s three keys to success – Persistence, Arrogance, and Stupidity, with major emphasis on the latter. 

Hear all the incessant blathering, plus this week’s new music and headlines, below.

Night Birds – 8 Inch Betsy
PMX – Pull The Trigger
8 Inch Betty – Mean Days
Svetlanas – Siberia
PEARS – Snowflake
Guilty By Association – Coming Home
Doubtfire – California
The Mahones – Fuck You
Joey Cape Interview
Joey Cape – Spill My Guts
Lagwagon – Made Of Broken Pieces
Pentimento – Sink Or Swim

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DS Exclusive: The Ultimate Punk Labor Day Playlist

In honor of Labor Day, it only seems fitting that we take time to reflect on everything that makes us loathe the grind so much! So, we’ve compiled the most comprehensive “middle finger to the man” punk rock playlist you can find anywhere. Spanning many decades and every possible genre, we’ve left no stone unturned in our search to compile the best variety of belligerent, insubordinate tunes that prove that we’re not the only schlubs who struggle through the Nine to Five. This eighteen track list started as a countdown, but we quickly realized we were putting way too much effort into a list about the ills of working, so we put the kibosh on that.

We did however, save our five favorite tracks for last so stick around ‘til the end. If you’re one of the poor souls that had to pick up the slack the rest of us left today, pop your headphones in, put your head down and bulldoze through that shit. You make us proud! For the rest of you lazy animals, crank up the volume, kick off your boots, slam a Schlitz and enjoy our Ultimate Labor Day Playlist along with some of our favorite lines from each song (and a little tomfoolery) below.