Band Spotlights

DS Band Spotlight: UK punks Bear Away make their debut with “A Drastic Tale Of Western Living”

A few days ago, I presented our Facebook followers with a simple task: Recommend some awesome bands to be featured on the next entry in Dying Scene’s Ten Underrated Bands You Should Be Listening To column. You guys came through big time, and now I have something like 200 fucking bands to sift through! What […]

DS Band Spotlight: Canadian skate punks Curbside are back and better than ever

I got a real blast recently when I saw a post from Ontario skate punk band Curbside pop up in my Facebook feed. These guys were one of the best bands I discovered while writing for the first iteration of Dying Scene, and I have fond memories of their 2012 album The Sound I Know. […]

DS Band Spotlight: Introducing Montreal punks The Last Mile

Welcome back to the Dying Scene Band Spotlight! It’s been a while, but we’re finally back with another great band for you to check out. The latest band to find themselves standing in our spotlight is The Last Mile. This Montreal punk band’s sound marries the speed and melodicism of East Bay mainstays like Samiam […]

DS Band Spotlight: Celebration Summer

HOOOOOO-LEEEEE SHIIIIIIIIIIT! I’m not sure we’ve been this excited about a Band Spotlight since featuring NYC punks Proper! DC punks, Celebration Summer have only been around since 2019 but you wouldn’t know it by hearing them. They sound like grizzled veterans with expertly constructed music laid behind raw vocals which bellow out relatable and very […]

DS Band Spotlight: Proper.

If you’re unfamiliar, Proper. are a three-piece formed in NYC roughly 5/6 years ago (as The Great Wight initially) but hailing really from a variety of locations across the country and bringing with them all of their collective experiences and musical influences and creating something that hasn’t really been done before. I remember hearing their […]

Band Spotlight: Moonraker

These skate punk veterans are often included in late night drunken debates about most underrated punk bands (at least in our circles…what kinda losers are you runnin’ with?). With witty writing and next level musicality, this tremendous trio has consistently been pumping out high quality tunes for two decades while never flying too high on […]