A Week In Punk: This Week’s Biggest Stories Recapped (1/19/14)

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. Jello Biafra, formerly of the Dead Kennedys, is bringing his lisp to IFC’s Portlandia. You know that show, the one about how weird and awful the Pacific Northwest can be.

2. Mike Dimkich is apparently ditching The Cult for Bad Religion. You got it all wrong, Mike. Run away!

3. Warped Tour is fully committed to making it weird, they announced more terrible bands for this summer.

4. Against Me! started streaming the long-awaited Transgender Dysphoria Blues a week early. Cue the Hallelujah Chorus.

5. The Vandals have confirmed that they will release more politically incorrect tunes this year.

6. Good news: Flogging Molly, Bad Religion and Dillinger Escape Plan are all set to play England’s Download Festival. Bad news: you’ll probably have to sit through sets from Linkin Park and Avenged Sevenfold.

7. We have a new series on Punk Icons and it kicked off with John Feldmann from Goldfinger. Next week we’ll interview the ghost of Joey Ramone. Bring your Ouija Boards!

8. We got the scoop on a new song from Mustard Plug. Suck it, every other punk news site.

9. Here’s a fun and exciting interview with Bill Stevenson.

10. Chuck Ragan and Astronautalis have a split EP where the both cover Springsteen songs. The Boss transcends musical genres.

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.


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