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.
Before we get started, I just want to make a note of the fact that Lou Reed passed away at the age of 71 today. Though Lou may not fit the description of what most of you little shits refer to as “punk” nowadays, people like Lou Reed paved the way for a lot of us to do what we do now. Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground were true pioneers in punk – without them, a lot of us wouldn’t be blessed with the subcultures that keep us alive and inspired.
Now, on to the insults!
1. If you think your most recent DUI makes you look like a tough guy, here’s our list of famous punks with some serious legal troubles.
2. Black Flag, aka Crazy-Ass Greg Ginn, have a new album coming out and the cover art is just terrible.
3. Apparently shit got real at a Big D and the Kids Table show in Poughkeepsie. I have been to dozens (hundreds?) of ska shows in my life, and this is the first time I have ever seen a fight break out. You guys need to calm down.
4. Dave McWane, lead singer of Big D and the Kids Table was nice enough to give us a statement on the aforementioned madness of what I can only now refer to as “The Poughkeepsie Incident.”
5. I know you guys were dying to hear that Bad Religion Christmas song album and here it is in all its glory. Because I didn’t hate Christmas enough already.
6. Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong is putting out an album of Everly Brothers covers with Norah Jones and it’s actually really fantastic, if you’re into that sort of thing. Fun fact: Norah Jones is the daughter of famous Sitar player, Ravi Shankar.
7. If you can’t wait another two days for the Fat Wreck album of Tony Sly covers, you can stream clips of the songs right on over here.
8. Jake Kolatis of The Casualties did a video tour of his apartment in Jersey City which made some of you feel like you had the right to shit talk on someone else’s house. At least he has a house, you guys.
9. Blink 182 announced anniversary shows for their untitled album. We totally called it last week. Everyone owes us beer.
10. Strung Out are streaming their cover of “Soulmate” by No Use For A Name.
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. If you just can’t get enough of us, follow Dying Scene on Twitter, kick it with us on Facebook and join the Dying Scene mailing list.