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Well here’s a crazy story…

Chicago indie/emo band Dowsing have been on a tour through our nation’s heartland, eventually leading them to and from Gainesville for some Fest shows in a little over a week. Like many touring bands, they ran into van/bus troubles along the way (that’s their bus on the back of a flatbed posted above). That’s where (pardon my French) shit got real. I’ll let the band take it from here (via their Facebook page):

Last evening our mini buses engine puttered out just 40 miles outside of Little Rock. After being towed into town we were greeted and treated by the band Oh Cathy who picked us up from Pep Boys and brought us over to the show. We had an absolute blast at the Hollow House and we thought maybe things aren’t so bad and that everything would be sorted out with the bus today and we’d make it to our Texas dates. 

Well, then this happened…

In addition to our van repairs, we also were part of a home invasion / armed robbery that took place where we are staying in Little Rock. We are extremely overwhelmed by the turn of events that have happened in the past 24 hours, but looking on the bright side of it all. We all are alive, unharmed, with minimal belongings and cash stolen. All our band money, gear, and dignity are still here. What lousy robbers…

As it stands right now, the band’s Fort Worth and Houston shows are off. They’re looking to fill a couple Louisiana dates on or around the 23rd before hopefully getting their van situation sorted out. Stay tuned; go to a show and buy some merch to help the dudes out. Check out their tour rundown here.


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Dead To Me reunite with Jack Dalrymple (Swingin Utters), plan new full-length

Posted by jaystone on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 4:22 PM (PST)

Well here’s something I didn’t expect to write today…

According to a series of posts on their official Twitter feed, San Francisco’s Dead To Me have apparently reunited with original member Jack Dalrymple (also of Swingin Utters and One Man Army fame). They’ll move forward as a five-piece, with Dalrymple sharing vocal and guitar-playing duties, and will record a brand new album, evidently named American Son of Cholo early next year. As you may recall, Dalrymple left Dead To Me after 2008′s “Little Brother” EP. Stay tuned for info, kids!

Dead To Me’s album “Moscow Penny Ante” was released in October 2011 via Fat Wreck Chords. The Utters, of course, have a new album entitled “Fistful Of Hollow” due out November 11th on Fat Wreck.

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Farse announce reunion shows

Posted by ChrisDude on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 6:41 PM (PST)

Brummie ska punks Farse have reformed again, and will be playing at least two shows. They will be supporting Mad Caddies at the Birmingham Academy on the 22nd of November, and then headline a show in Birmingham in January 2015. The band currently does not have any more shows scheduled, but we’ll keep you posted as more details on their reunion come to light.

Farse, who broke up in 2004, briefly reunited in 2009 for a few shows in the UK before disappearing once again. Their last studio album, Boxing Clever, was released in 2003 on Moon Ska Europe.

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Former Scary Kids Scaring Kids frontman has reportedly passed away

Posted by Shawn-Ray Dalinsky on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 5:24 PM (PST)

Tyson Stevens, former vocalist of post-hardcore band Scary Kids Scaring Kids, reportedly passed away last night in his sleep at the age of 29. No official statement has been made, but we’ll keep you updated as new information comes by.

Scary Kids Scaring Kids disbanded back in 2010, but Stevens had been at work recording an album with melodic hardcore band Coma Prevail. We wish his family and friends the best during this trying time.

UPDATE: Stevens’ current band Coma Prevail has confirmed his passing via their Facebook page, stating, “Unfortunately the rumors are true. Out of respect for family we will post details soon. Thank you.”

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Record Store Day announces Black Friday releases

Posted by Midwest Punk on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 7:39 AM (PST)

As the popularity of vinyl continues to increase, so too does the list of exclusive releases for Record Store Day’s Black Friday. Check out the entire list of releases here.

Some of the more notable releases include the 7-inch, The Daytrotter Sessions from Against Me!, a re-release of The Dead Milkmen‘s Big Lizard In My Backyard on colored vinyl, Tune In, Tokyo… from Green Day, and a release from the Ramones, called Morrissey Curates The Ramones.

Record Store Day Black Friday is, as you probably guessed, on Black Friday, which this year falls on Friday, November 28th. Again, check out the full list here, or grab a PDF file of the list here.

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Say-10 Records has put up the Static Scene’s self-titled EP in exchange for donations. All proceeds will go to the family of the band’s bassist, Daniel Maher, who tragically passed away.

You can check it out here.


Descendents to host Reddit AMA this Monday, October 20th

Posted by Screeching Bottlerocket on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 2:28 PM (PST)

California punk veterans the Descendents have announced they will be hosting an ‘ask-me-anything’ session on Reddit this Monday, October 20th at 5:30pm EST (that’s 2:30pm for you west coasters). So if you’ve got a question to ask the band, this is the place and time to do so!

Descendents’ latest album Cool to Be You was released way back in 2004 through Fat Wreck Chords. They are currently working on a new record, and will be releasing their documentary Filmage: The Story of Descendents/ALL on Blu-Ray/DVD this December 2nd.

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According to a recent post on the band’s Facebook page, Joe Nolte of The Last is currently in the hospital recovering from a stroke he suffered last Friday, October 10th. If you would like to wish Joe well, we recommend heading over to their Facebook page and doing so.

The Last’s latest album Danger was released on November 5th, 2013 through End Sounds. Karl Alvarez and Bill Stevenson of Descendents / ALL fame make up the band’s rhythm section on the album.

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SideOneDummy launches radio station

Posted by Shawn-Ray Dalinsky on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 5:42 PM (PST)

SideOneDummy Records have launched a 24/7 radio channel on Dash Radio called The Basement. The station is “an around-the-clock station filled with punk classics, new favorites and a whole bunch of whatever the heck we want” according to the site.

Starting next week, the station will feature specialty programs hosted by the staff of SideOneDummy. Check out the announced shows below.

Greg Ginn accused of child abuse by ex-wife

Posted by JerryLowLife on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 10:41 AM (PST)

According to Consequence of SoundBlack Flag‘s Greg Ginn has been accused of child abuse by his ex-wife Marina Ginn.  Marina filed an affidavit to the Texas District Court last week asking for an Emergency Motion to modify the Parent-Child Relationship over concerns that the health and welfare of her two daughters, Karis and Isadora, “is currently being jeapordized.”  Here is a portion of the report:

Marina, who resides in Austin, Texas, says her daughters, age 10 and 7, “live in constant fear” of their father. While under his care, she claims Greg “routinely denies [them] food” so that they do not gain weight, has threatened them with physical abuse and, at times, thrown cups of water in their faces. Marina also alleges that he emotionally harasses his daughters by whistling and telling them, “You’re hot.” According to Marina, her youngest daughter, Karis, was taken to the hospital on October 7th over stress and anxiety stemming from these events. You can read the full affidavit here.

In an email to Consequence of Sound, Marina confirmed the veracity of the affidavit, but offered no further comment. Our emails to Greg Ginn and his representatives have gone unanswered as of publication.

We will be sure to keep you updated as more details on the situation are released.

Black Flag’s most recent album What The… was released on December 3rd, 2013 via SST Records.

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Defeater begin work on new record

Posted by Kaylee McNeil on Monday, October 13, 2014 at 4:09 PM (PST)

Massachusetts-based hardcore act Defeater have just announced that they are working on their new record, and in fact have begun recording it today. Members are pictured above in-studio. We have no more news about the release, but we will fill you in as more details surface.

Defeater last released Letters Home via  Bridge Nine Records in July 2013.

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Blowfuse reveal album art and tracklist for new EP

Posted by Hopeless Romantic on Monday, October 13, 2014 at 8:53 AM (PST)

Spanish punk act Blowfuse have released the artwork and tracklisting for their upcoming EP Couch. Check out the full list below.

This EP, set to be released on November 4th, will serve as a follow up to 2013′s Into the Spiral. The album will be released on Morning Wood Records (NLD), Infected Records (PRT), La Agonia De Vivir (ESP), and A.S.S Records (USA).

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Slow news night here at Dying Scene Ranch. As a result, we present you this very well-done parody of the Slayer classic “Raining Blood.” It’s from a *ahem* “band” called Stayner, and it’s a song called “Raining Bleach.” Check it out below.

“Raining Blood,” as you should already know, appears on Slayer’s slayer 1986 classic, “Reign In Blood.”

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Another “it came from left field” story for your Hump Day late-afternoon: the one-and-only Chuck Ragan is getting into the video game score composing game!

Ragan was approached by video game collective The Molasses Flood (featuring members of the teams responsible for BioShock, Halo 2 and 3, Guitar Hero, Rock Band and more) about coming up with a score for their upcoming game, “The Flame In The Flood.” The crowd-funded game “projects the gamer into a completely unique, procedurally-generated river, through environments inspired by the Everglades, The Mississippi Delta, Louisiana Bayou, and other quintessentially American places as you scrounge for resources, craft tools, remedy afflictions, evade the vicious wildlife, and most importantly, stay ahead of the coming rains.” If ever there was a game that was right up Ragan’s alley, it seems “The Flame In The Flood” is it.

We’ll keep you posted on details as they become available. In the meantime, you can check out more information on the project here, and see where you can catch Ragan on tour in support of his stellar latest full length (and album-of-the-year candidate) Till Midnight (SideOneDummy Records) right here. He’s also got the twentieth anniversary Hot Water Music tour coming down the ‘pike too; here are details.

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Sorority Noise parts with two members

Posted by Kaylee McNeil on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 4:00 PM (PST)

Connecticut emo act Sorority Noise have recently announced the departure of two of their band members – severing the group in half. However, the remaining members have stated that this does not mean the end of Sorority Noise.

Guitarist and vocalist Cam released the following statement:

If you haven’t heard, last night after our show in Boston, Kevin and Jason informed Adam and I that they would be leaving the band. There is absolutely no bad blood between any of us, we are still just as close as ever, there just comes a time when you have decide what’s right for you and do it. I can’t begin to say how incredible it was to play in a band with them, two of the most talented dudes I know and the best rhythm section in the world. 

That being said, this band will continue on. Scuff and I have talked and we will be playing all shows we have planned as well as a lot more in the future and continue to work on new music, most importantly, our next LP. We can’t begin to thank everyone for being so supportive and we are super excited to continue this project that started just over a year ago and wish Jason and Kevin the best in all their future endeavors, most importantly their band Queen Moo. I promise they are going to do something very, very special. 

The group’s latest release as a foursome was a 7″ split with Radiator Hospital to benefit the V-Day campaign, which was released on September 30 via Soft Speak Records.

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