A Week In Punk: Last Week’s Top Stories Recapped (2/3/13)

A Week In Punk: Last Week’s Top Stories Recapped (2/3/13)

As shameful as it is some of you readers don’t actually check Dying Scene every hour of every day.  For you slackers we’ve put together a list of last week’s biggest stories to help you stay in the loop and maintain your punk cred.  You’re welcome.

1. Bryan Carlstrom, record engineer for bands including Social Distortion, The Offspring and Megadeth, passed away last weekend.

2. Brian Baker broke the hearts of Straight Edge kids across America this week when he said that Minor Threat will never reunite. We don’t want to point fingers, but maybe some other older bands should take his lead.

3. Alkaline Trio posted a lyric video for their new song, “I Wanna Be A Warhol.” Did Warhol play shows where he was too drunk to function? We can’t remember.

4. We premiered CPA’s new album, WhimsyGive it a listen and tell us how it makes you feel.

5. The Groezrock Festival added a bunch of really rad bands to the lineup, like Samiam and Frank Turner. But none of that matters because you are in America and that’s in Belgium and travelling is expensive, right?

6. Dropkick Murphys put out a new video for “The Boys Are Back.” It’s no “Spicy McHaggis Jig,” but we guess it’ll do.

7. Streetlight Manifesto said they were finally going to give us a release date for The Hands That Thieve. And then nothing. Which gave us trust issues, which is probably why we can’t get any dates.

8. Reel Big Fish debuted a video for “Don’t Stop Skankin’.” We like to think they just shout it at people in the crowd when they look really exhausted.

9. The Voodoo Glow Skulls announced a US tour. I’m sorry, but what’s with all these ska stories? Have I stepped into a time machine and am now a sophomore in high school again?

10. Devo, The Casualties and U.S. Bombs have been added to the Punk Rock Bowling lineup. It’s like Coachella, but not in the middle of nowhere, and there is bowling!

This week on Sacred Cow Saturday: Husker Du’s Zen Arcade.

Those were just some of the most read stories from last week, but there were plenty more little gems covered.  Let us know what what you loved, what you hated and what your personal favorite story was in the comments.

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