THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES
Here’s what you missed, what you ignored and what you’re sick of reading about.
1. We rounded up some trivia on the late, great Joey Ramone.
2. AFI I guess are trying to rediscover their roots and have formed a straight edge hardcore band. This is some circle of life stuff, man.
3. Duane Peters is missing. Again. Somebody needs to put a bell on that guy.
4. Fat Wreck Chords have begun pre-orders for the new Me First and the Gimme Gimmes album.
5. Some of your DS writers talked about who their favorite former punk bands are.
6. Here’s a video of NOFX playing 924 Gilman St.
7. Gogol Bordello are going on a six month-long world tour.
8. Punk rock super group, Only Crime have a new video out.
9. Black Flag announced their first tour with Mike Vallely on vocals.
10. The Aquabats published the dates for their 20th anniversary tour. We’re getting old, you guys.
DYING SCENE EXCLUSIVE STREAMS
For fans of Saves The Day, Transit and Man Overboard.
For fans of Dropkick Murphys, NOFX and Street Dogs.
“It’s the perfect, communal-led outro to a nearly flawless album that could easily go on for well longer than it does. It shows that, while love might be all we need, we can truly build something beautiful if we all pull in the same direction before it’s too late.”
“For Nai Harvest a formula has been constructed and rarely deviated from; be deliberate, and mournful.”
“The album is a brave attempt to touch on every aspect of what made them TBS while also scraping new elements and playing off older influences from each album. It’s not close to their debut two oldies and it pans out more like New Again, but that doesn’t take away from its quality. It’s poetry in motion. It’s a mature diary indeed. One that’s grasping your hand, clasping it tightly and then tugging at your heartstrings. It’s their most honest, lay-it-bare, passionate and raw output to date. And this is one record where toning back the punk worked pretty well. ”
“Good Graces pens music that is best heard in a beer-soaked basement somewhere. It is impossible to pin down a single influence on their music, or pigeonhole them into a specific sub-genre, but maybe it is better off that way. Volume II is an EP that will slowly slip its way into your daily rotation.”