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DS Record Radar: This Week in Punk Vinyl (Against All Authority “All Fall Down” 25th Anniversary Reissue, Good Riddance, 88 Fingers Louie & More)

Greetings, and welcome to the Dying Scene Record Radar. If it’s your first time here, thank you for joining us! This is the weekly* column where we cover all things punk rock vinyl; new releases, reissues… you name it, we’ve probably got it. Kick off your shoes, pull up a chair, crack open a cold […]

DS Show Review: Braid / Thursday (Riot Fest Late Night, Metro, Chicago, IL 9/16/2023)

I am of the opinion that everyone sounds better live. There’s something to the passion people feel when they’re onstage, playing their own music, that you can actually see, it’s infectious. That, and they’ve had more practice than they did when they were recording their songs. It’s because of this, that I was very excited […]

Dying Scene Photo Gallery: Interview With Jim Ruland, Printers Row Lit Fest, Chicago, Illinois (09/09/2023)

On September 9, 2023, I caught up with Jim Ruland, also known as Jim Vermin, while he was in Chicago to promote his books, Corporate Rock Sucks: The Rise & Fall of SST Records and Make It Stop, and participate in a couple of speaking engagements. The first was a talk at the Printers Row Lit Fest to […]

DS Show Review & Gallery: Ween at The Salt Shed. Chicago (09.09.2023)

Ween hit the outdoor stage at the Salt Shed in Chicago, IL on Saturday, September 9, 2023. The show was sold out and at nearly 3 hours long, even sans supporting bands; a pretty good bang for the buck. That the night was gorgeous, with late summer slightly overcast skies setting the temps perfectly between […]

DS Album Premiere: Punt – “The Heat”

Happy Friday, comrades! In our ongoing effort to bring you the coolest new underground and independent punk rock releases out there, we’re fired up (see what we did there?) to get to spread the word about The Heat today! It’s the brand new album from NYC’s Punt, and it’s their first music in close to […]