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The Mighty Mighty Bosstones announce new single

Boston ska-punk legends Mighty Mighty Bosstones have released their first song in six years, “What The World Needs Now Is Love”, on 7″ vinyl, with “I Won’t Go Out Like That” as the b-side. Only 1000 copies of the 7″ are available, and you can get it at the band’s webstore for $8.

To promote the new single, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones will make an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC this Thursday (March 16th) at 11:35pm EST/10:35pm CST. There, they will play their new song “What The World Needs Now Is Love” in a mini set live on the outdoor stage. If you’re in Los Angeles (where this will take place) and at least 16 years old and over, you can request free tickets here.

On the day after the Jimmy Kimmel appearance, the band (along with Mariachi El Bronx) will be opening up Flogging Molly at the Forum in Inglewood, and tickets are available right here.

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones’ last full-length studio album, The Magic of Youth, was released in 2011 through Big Rig Records.

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones announce 19th annual Hometown Throwdown

Boston ska-punk legends Mighty Mighty Bosstones have announced the 19th annual Hometown Throwdown, which will take place three nights in a row at the House of Blues in Boston right before the end of the year. Vocalist Dicky Barrett comments:

“Faced with the difficult task of having to follow up last year’s very successful tribute to the historic local punk rock venue The Rat, this year we’ve decided to think internationally, go global and celebrate the whole wide world. We’ll better explain what that means in the weeks to come. In the meantime, snatch up those tickets because like every year it promises to be one of the top three Holiday events of the season.”

The dates can be seen below, or in the flyer above, and you can get your tickets here.

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones last released The Magic of Youth in 2011 through Big Rig Records, but keep your fingers crossed for new music from the band.

DS Exclusive: 2015 – A Year in Concert Pictures (Jay Stone)

One of the areas that I’ve taken the most pride in as an elder statesman at Dying Scene over the last couple of years has been our increased presence out and about at shows, documenting the scene from various sweaty, beer-soaked pits across the country. Those of us who’ve been lucky enough to cover shows with any regularity do put our hearts in to chronicaling what we see, and I hope that shows.

Anyway, I decided at essentially the last minute to put together a gallery of some of my favorite show moments from the last year. Included here are events that ranged from the Rebuilder record release party at a small, sold-out Boston neighborhood bar, to the Pixies, Tenacious D and Gerard Way at the sprawling Boston Calling concert festival. There’s a couple of Frank Turner shows, a couple of Interrupters shows, a couple Gaslight Anthem shows, a Spring Heeled Jack show (!!!!), and plenty of Boston-area heavyweights like the Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Street Dogs and Darkbuster (fuckin’ Dahkbustah!!!) to go around.

Also, I think I saw The Scandals’ Jared Hart more times this year in one form or another than I’ve seen anybody else in a given year. Oh, and of course there are ample moments from the Rancid …And Out Come The Wolves show and the Fat Wreck extravaganza.

Anyway, check out the gallery below, and stay tuned for more cool concert moments in 2016!

Mighty Mighty Bosstones announce Hometown Throwdown 18 details


Great news, Boston-area Mighty Mighty Bosstones fans! The Hometown Throwdown is almost upon us!

The Bosstones have unveiled plans for the eighteenth installment of their annual Christmastime romp in their hometown. While the event still takes place at the rather cavernous House Of Blues, it’ll have a much more intimate feel to it than in the past, as it’ll pay homage to the long-departed Kenmore Square club, “The Rat.” Here’s what the band had to say:

It is our great pleasure to share the master plan for Hometown Throwdown 18. Once again we’ll be taking over Boston’s palatial House of Blues for three nights but this time we’re getting help from friends we met long ago at Kenmore Square’s infamous subterranean Rathskeller club. We’ll be Throwing Down this year with groups that literally built Boston’s underground music scene while paving the way for future generations and inspiring countless bands including the BossToneS. Garage punk legends The Real Kids, Rat regulars The Neighborhoods and a special reunion from Boston’s beloved melodic punk band The Outlets anchor this year’s lineup. To kick off the festivities we’ve got our pals Stranglehold, New Hampshire’s finest wise-ass punks the Queers and the best rock and roll band to ever strap on guitars AND buckle up shoes: the riotous Upper Crust. 

Dicky Barrett says: “If you weren’t there back in the day, here’s your chance to get as close to the full Rat experience as we can possibly provide. The sights, the sounds, the smells, if you will. If you were there, then welcome back!”

The 18th Hometown Throwdown takes place December 26-28th, and tickets go on sale this coming Saturday. Head below to check out the full night-by-night rundown and the official event flier!

Punk Rock Bowling: Night Three – English Beat, Skints (Bunkhouse), Conflict, Krum Bums (Backstage Bar)

As Refused finished up their headlining set at the main stage of Punk Rock Bowling Sunday night, I was already on my way to a night of ska with The Skints, English Beat, and ‘surprise’ guests Mighty Mighty Bosstones. With plans to also catch Krum Bums and ‘surprise’ guests Conflict, I wouldn’t be able to stay in one place too long.

I stayed at the Bunkhouse long enough to see The Skints and The English Beat – whom I had never seen and fulfilled all of my dreams of what their show would be like. Even the photographers took a moment in between shots to do a little dancing. The eager crowd showed their love for the ska legends with a bouncing dance floor and smiles abound. But enough of the ska and over to crust for me, as I took the hike to the Backstage Bar down the road. The problem with going around to all these venues is that the travel-time forces me to miss some of a set.

This was the case as I finally secured entry into Backstage Bar and saw Krum Bums performing their last song. I was bummed, but I have seen the Austin punks many times, and I have a feeling this time will not be my last. Besides, I was really here to see the main event Conflict. The band was scheduled to play the main stage before headliners Dropkick Murphys the following day, and this set was an intimate preview of what was to come. I love this band, and despite the growing age of its members, they still have plenty of energy to put on a great live set.

After Conflict finished up I was back to Bunkhouse to catch the last bit of Bosstones’ set, playing “Devil’s Night Out”, in its entirety. But no shots were taken for this set, this was to be pure enjoyment, no work.

You can have a look at all of the photos from the night’s club shows below.

Punk Rock Bowling Festival: Day One (Rancid, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Sick Of It All, TSOL, Anti-Flag, Bombshell Rocks, Sniper 66)

Photos and words by milhouse and hopeless romantic

The first day of Punk Rock Bowling always begins with a meeting of hungover, yet still fresh punks – gathering for shuttles to get carted off to Sam’s Town or Gold Coast for an attempt at bowling. The Dying Scene crew never lasts very long, but it is always a fantastic time. This year, our lane mates seemed to have begun the party long before us, and ended up spilling drinks on the lane. After that, any semblance of seriousness went out the window, and the drinks started flowing a little more freely. The downside with bowling is that you are forced to miss the beginning events of the weekend, including an Infa-Riot pool party, and a free-screening of “Salad Days: A Decade of Punk In Washington DC”.

By the time I got back around the fest grounds, I had missed Sounds of Threat and Success!, but was front and center in time to see Austin punks Sniper 66 rip it up (I would later see the band perform at the Plaza Pool Party).

Bombshell Rocks came out swinging and put on a great live show. Their energy pumped up the crowd as the late afternoon of the festival set in. Their melodies were infectious and got people moving in the crowd.

Anti-Flag played the main stage just a few short days before their new album, “American Spring”, hit stores. The band tore through their set with so much energy and chanting that they could have been the headliner. Posting up near Chris is always a good idea, as there is no shortage of jumps during his set (a photographer’s favorite). The crowd favorite was “Fuck Police Brutality,” which got the pit moving and middle fingers in the air.

California legends TSOL took the stage as the sun started to go down, showing the crowd that they can still put on a great live show. My favorite (as well as the crowd’s) was their hit “Code Blue”, which touches on every funeral director’s hidden desire.

Sick Of It All is the epitome of NYHC. As the sun set, these guys brought one of the most lively sets of the night. The crowd eagerly waited for them to take the stage and went absolutely wild as they tore through the night with a frantic energy.

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones hit the stage with their infectious ska-core, playing fan favorites like “The Rascal King” and closing with “The Impression That I Get.” During their set, the band announced that they were the surprise guests for one of the club shows the following night, playing “Devil’s Night Out” in its entirety.

Headliners for day one were East Bay legends Rancid. To fans delight, the band performed “And Out Come The Wolves” in its entirety, and was true to the track listing, playing one legendary song after another. For many of us “older” punks in the crowd, this album was one of the first (or at least, one of the most influential) 90s punk albums that got us into the scene. Rancid proved why they are punk legends and why that album has stood the test of time. A little guest appearance from Interrupters guitarist/organist Kevin Bivona rounded out the set. I left after “Journey to the End (of the East Bay)” to get ready for the club show featuring my favorites Bishops Green, in addition to Booze & Glory, The Beltones, and headliners The Templars. Up the punx and skins!

Have a look at the complete day one gallery below.

Riot Fest announces preliminary Denver lineup (Pixies, Rancid, Bosstones, Alkaline Trio and more)

The preliminary lineup for the Denver dates of the 2015 Riot Fest has been announced, and it seems to be already worth the price of admission. The event, which is being dubbed “Riot Fest And Rodeo,” will feature the likes of Rancid, Pixies, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Alkaline Trio, Motorhead, Flogging Molly, Thrice, Iggy Pop, The Lawrence Arms, Desaparecidos, 7 Seconds, The Vandals, Less Than Jake, Andrew WK, Gwar, Teenage Bottlerocket, Pup, American Nightmare, Joyce Manor and more…and that’s just the “Dying Scene friendly” bands. Other major acts include Anthrax, Snoop Dogg, Tenacious D, Modest Mouse, Run DMC, Ice Cube, The White Buffalo, De La Soul, Eagles of Death Metal, and a crapload more. Check out the official flier below, and stay tuned for “more headliners” to be announced shortly.

Riot Fest And Rodeo takes place from August 28 to August 30.

Mighty Mighty Bosstones announce Eastern US tour dates with Street Dogs and The Interrupters

Good news for East Coast fans of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones! In the run up to the legendary ska-core octet’s opening slot for the Foo Fighters at Boston’s Fenway Park, they band have announced a brief run of Eastern US tour dates. If you’re in New York, Connecticut, DC or Philly, this’ll be your first chance in quite a while to see the Bosstones. Oh, and they’re bringing fellow Bostonians Street Dogs for the July 9-17th dates…AND SoCal ska punks The Interrupters have been announced as additional openers from the 11th through the 15th!

Most tickets go on sale this coming Saturday (May 2nd), except the Foo Fighters show, which sold out months ago. Head below to check out the full rundown.

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones last released The Magic of Youth in 2011 through Big Rig Records, but keep your fingers crossed for new music from the band.

The Mighty Mighty Bossones & a reunited The Loved Ones added in final Groezrock 2015 lineup announcement

At long last, the final lineup announcement for this year’s edition of Groezrock has been made! Joining the likes of Lagwagon, Satanic Surfers, Pennywise, Millencolin, and many others are Boston ska-core pioneers The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and a reunited Philadelphia punk band you may know as The Loved Ones. Not too shabby, eh?

Groezrock 2015 will take place on the 1st and 2nd of May in Meerhout, Belgium. Click here to check out the single-day lineups, and head over here to grab your tickets!

The best punk-related releases of Record Store Day 2015 (Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Social Distortion, Dave Hause, OFF! and more)

As you’re probably aware given the recent barrage of Record Store Day release posts here on the pages of Dying Scene, April 18th marks the eighth annual installment of every music lover’s favorite holiday!

The official US list of Record Store Day releases have officially been published. While 2014 was, in my opinion,  bit of a down year comparatively, 2015 seems to be anything but. As always, your friendly Dying Scene staffers took the time to highlight the best of this year’s punk-related releases so you don’t have to (though I stress to you that “punk-related” is applied a bit liberally here). We’ve got everything from new Dave Hause material to reissues of a classic 101ers album (featuring Joe Strummer) and Social Distortion’s self-titled album and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones’ Question The Answers to Cory Branan covering the one-and-only Prince to live sessions from OFF! and Cobra Skulls. Check out our list below, and chime in on the comment section to let us know what you’re most looking forward to.

If you care to peruse the full, official Record Store Day release list, you can do so right here.

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones announce West Coast shows, detail 17th annual Hometown Throwdown

Boston ska-punk legends The Mighty Mighty Bosstones have announced they will be playing three shows on the west coast in December, and they’ve also announced the details for their 17th annual Hometown Throwdown. All dates can be found below.

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones last released The Magic of Youth in 2011 through Big Rig Records, but keep your fingers crossed for new music from the band.

Awesome Video: The Mighty Mighty Bosstones play “The Impression That I Get” with Jimmy Kimmel on bass clarinet

During their recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones were joined by Jimmy Kimmel himself in playing their classic song “The Impression That I Get.”

You can check out the video, in which Kimmel plays the bass clarinet, below.

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones last released The Magic Of Youth in 2011 through Big Rig Records. The band will be embarking on short run of west coast tour dates later this week.

Video Tribute: Dicky Barrett turns 50!

There’s a moment in the outstanding documentary The Other “F” Word in which Bad Religion’s Brett Gurewitz says something to the effect of “punk rock wasn’t meant to grow up and get old, but it did, so deal with it.”  Case in point: Dicky Barrett, inimitable frontman from legendary, genre-defining skacore act The Mighty Mighty Bosstones turned 50 last weekend!

In honor of the event, Dicky’s band (alongside the Gaslight Anthem and longtime Boston rock veterans Barrence Whitfield and the Savages) played a massive 50th birthday party show at Boston’s City Hall Plaza on Saturday. Prior to the Bosstones’ set, a well-made tribute video was aired to the capacity crowd. It features well-wishes from local scene veterans, a few surprise national icons from across the entertainment world and, most importantly, Dicky’s friends and family. Watch the video below.

On a personal note, Dicky and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones are almost single-handedly the reason that yours truly stumbled into this thing called punk. I owe him well more than the solitary high-five that I’ve given him over the last couple decades. Happy 50th, Dicky!

Asbestos Records launches Kickstarter for benefit ska compilation

Asbestos Records is showing some love for a friend in need, and they’re looking for some help via Kickstarter to get it done.  Efren Santana, the tenor sax player for Hepcat, is facing some pretty hefty medical bills incurred during a lengthy hospital stay due to a lung infection earlier this year, and the label brought together some of ska’s finest to share some new, previously unreleased, and/or live tracks on a major compilation cd.

The comp will include Big D and the Kids Table, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Slackers, Spring Heeled Jack, and a whole bunch more.  You can check out the full story and donate to the project here.

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones announce Way Out West Tour

Ska-punk legends The Mighty Mighty Bosstones have announced some August dates for their Way Out West Tour.

Check out the dates and locations below.

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones last released “The Magic Of Youth” in 2011  through Big Rig Records.