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Avenues to release new album this year; announce scattered Wisconsin shows

Midwest punks Avenues have announced via Facebook that they are writing and tracking songs for an upcoming full length that will be released later this year. No release date has been given as of yet.

They also posted a handful of Wisconsin shows, including shows with Guttermouth and The Copyrights. You can check out the dates below.

Avenues lastest EP, Creep Show, was released this past fall on 10″ vinyl via Wiretap Records.



Rancid’s Tim Armstrong made guest appearance on “X-Files” reboot

Tim Armstrong, front man of the iconic punk band Rancid and a slew of other projects, recently made a guest appearance on the “X-Files” reboot. He played the “bad guy”-  a character whose dark thoughts were embodied into a murderous monster that tore people limb-by-limb.

You can check out a short teaser for the episode below.

The show “X-Files” ended in 2002 after almost a decade on the air, and it was recently brought back to life. Fox and Scully are back in action!



Neighborhood Brats are back!

After breaking up over a year ago, LA punks Neighborhood Brats have announced they are back together, and are planning to release a new album, which is due for release later this year. Vocalist Jenny Angelillo to LA Weekly about their decision to bring the band back together:

“I just can’t not make music. Without it, I feel like I’m missing a limb. Like I’m wearing tight jeans without underwear. I’m just uncomfortable, and I missed the Brats. I missed George — my best friend, bandmate and writing partner.”

Guitarist George Rager also talked about direction of the band’s new album, which will be their first since 2014′s Recovery. He says it “will have a healthy dose of Chiswick-era sounding punk, like the stuff we grew up listening to, with some California punk inspiration”, while the songs will “breathe a little more, they won’t be longer than two minutes, because that’s about my attention span.”



D.O.A. guitarist Brad Kent passes away

Vancouver punk rock pioneer Brad Kent has passed away from complications after a bout of pneumonia, according to several sources.

Kent started playing in the punk band Victorian Pork in the 80s, and later played with DOA and the Avengers.  You can watch a short video of Kent below, and read more about him here.

We at Dying Scene send our condolences to Brad Kent’s bandmates, friends, and family.



Jon Bunch (Further Seems Forever, Sense Field, Lucky Scars) passes away

Former vocalist for Further Seems Forever, Sense Field, and most recently for Lucky Scars, Jon Bunch passed away this week at the age of 46. So far there’s no word on how Bunch died, but it’s apparent from all the social media posts just how much he will be missed.

Further Seems Forever posted on their Facebook page:

We are in total shock, today we found out that Jon Bunch departed this world. Jon was an inspiration to us in so many ways. He had the uncanny ability to light up a room when he stepped into it. He left a huge imprint in the music scene from “Reason to Believe” to “Sense Field”, and we were lucky enough to make a beautiful record with him. It is a legacy of hope and one that will never fade. We truly lost a special person.

Some of Jon’s friends started a GoFundMe to set up a college fund for Jon’s son, as well as to help Jon’s family with funeral expenses, and to donate to a children’s charity. Head over here if you’d like to give.



The Lippies release track list for upcoming album, announce US tour dates

Grand Rapids based pop-punk band The Lippies have revealed their track list for the upcoming self-titled album.

The album is their debut full length and it serves as a follow up to their 2014 self-titled EP.

You can see the track list and some upcoming tour dates with Chicago punk group The Falcon (ft. members from Alkaline Trio, The Lawrence Arms, and The Loved Onesbelow



Moose Blood (emo, UK) announce domestic tour

English emotional rockers Moose Blood have announced a short stint of tour dates around the British Isles starting in Bristol in April.

The band are also rumoured to be releasing a follow-up to their 2014 debut release “I’ll Keep You In Mind, From Time To Time” in 2016 but precise details regarding this are yet to be released.

A full list of the tour dates are available below.



Tim Armstrong to appear on The X-Files

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.

 



The Ghost Inside offers update on lead singer’s recovery after accident

We brought you the news a few months ago that California hardcore act The Ghost Inside‘s tour bus was involved in a fatal crash, that also severely injured the band’s lead singer, Jonathan Vigil.

Vigil is actively working towards a full recovery, but the progress is slow.  After two and a half months, he has just recently been able to stand up on his own.  He hopes to be able to walk soon.

We’ll continue to send good thoughts to Vigil and the band.  The Ghost Inside has also created a GoFundMe page for the band, as well as a separate page for bus driver Greg Hoke, who died in the accident.



Kyle Trocolla premieres video for “Three Chords and the Truth”

Folk-punk singer-songwriter, Kyle Trocolla, just premiered his video for “Three Chords and the Truth” on Blank TV. The song, calling to the history of punk rock, and remembering those who have passed, is the fifth track on his debut album, The Stranger, which was released on Altercation Records.

Straight from Newtown, CT, Trocolla combines country roots with punk rock lyrical content to make for a unique sound. He also plays with punk band Two Fisted Law. The video was directed by Tamboia.

You can check out the video below.



The Prozacs announce new EP

Massachusetts punk band The Prozacs have announced a new EP! It is entitled “A Little Something” and it will contain six tracks and a cover of a song by The Vindictives.

The EP is set to drop February 29th on OUTLOUD Records and it is their first album since their split in July of 2014. The veteran band new members but the same old attitude,  and we will keep you posted as the date nears.

 



SideOneDummy announce sale ahead of Brian Fallon solo album release

SideOneDummy records have announced reductions on all things Brian Fallon this week with everything related to The Gaslight Anthem/The Horrible Crowes enjoying reductions. The merch sale comes just over a month before the expected release date  Fallon’s solo album “Painkillers” and is a generous way to help promote the artist.

You can check out the selection here.



The Dollyrots (pop-punk) announce online shows to coincide with new album

Female-fronted, bubble-gum punkers The Dollyrots have announced that they will be performing an online exclusive gig this coming Wednesday to help promote their new record “Mama’s Gonna Knock You Out” (due for release 01/29/16). The show will take place at 5pm Eastern time on Wednesday 27th and tickets are available from the StageIt website and are pay-what-you-feel.

It looks to be an exciting start to 2016 for The Dollyrots as along with the release and online show the band will also join pop-punk juggernauts Bowling For Soup on their February stint around the UK, dates for which can be found below.



Hawthorne Heights celebrate anniversary of “If Only You Were Lonely” with plans to play album in full

Hawthorne Heights have announced plans to play their 2006 record “If Only You Were Lonely” in full at this year’s Three Headed Monstour. The album, a classic for fans of the band, featured hit single “Saying Sorry” and was a gold release for the group. With regards the decision to play the record in full frontman JT Woodford had the following to say:

“Any time you revisit a portion of your past, you can expect to be met with a storm of emotions leading to a flood of memories. It has been a tremendous joy to sift through these memories, photos, and songs from the “If Only You Were Lonely” days, nearly a decade ago. We simply had our fans in mind when choosing to perform that album front to back, because great memories should be celebrated with the people you love”

Full details of the Three Headed Monstour can be found on the website, including schedule and ticket information.



At the Drive-In are hinting at something

At the Drive-In have posted a 15-second teaser video, which includes 15 seconds of music and displays the date January 21, 2016, which is tomorrow. The video, which you can watch here, has led many fans to believe that they are going to announce new music or something else on that date. We’ll keep you posted as more details on the situation come to light.

So far, At the Drive-In have announced only two shows since their hiatus (or second split) back in 2013, which are the Rock on the Range Festival in Columbus, Ohio and Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta, Georgia, both taking place this May.