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Riot Fest Chicago announces 2016 After Shows

Riot Fest organizers have announced the official After Shows for the festival’s 2016 stop in Chicago, Illinois. A few the bands playing these shows include Bad Religion, Agent OrangeSwingin’ Utters, Off With Their Heads, and The Specials.

The full schedule of After Shows for the 2016 edition of Riot Fest Chicago can be found below. You can grab tickets for these shows starting this Friday, August 19th at 10am CDT.



Fat Wreck announces Punk Rock Holiday comp ft. unreleased songs by NOFX, Strung Out, etc.

The good people at Fat Wreck Chords have announced they will be releasing a special, limited edition compilation for this year’s Punk Rock Holiday. The comp titled Fat Wreck Holiday 2016 will feature previously unreleased songs by NOFX, Strung Out, and Swingin’ Utters.

It will be limited to 200 flexi disc copies, which will only be available to purchase at Punk Rock Holiday. So unless you plan on making the trek to Slovenia this August, you’re pretty much SOL.

For more info on the 2016 edition of Punk Rock Holiday, head over to the festival’s official website.



Swingin’ Utters and Fat Wreck to re-release ‘The Streets of San Francisco’ and more on vinyl

California punk act Swingin’ Utters have announced they’ll be re-releasing their 1995 classic The Streets of San Francisco, as well as The Sounds Wrong EP, and Brazen Head EP on vinyl through Fat Wreck Chords. All three have been remastered and you can pre-order them here.

Swingin’ Utters released their latest full length album, Fistful of Hollow, in November 2014.



DS Photo Gallery: Swingin’ Utters, Success, Bombpops, One Less Zero at DNA Lounge, SF (11.6.15)

Last Friday, I took the short journey from my house, down Mission, and over to 11th street to the legendary DNA Lounge to see the equally legendary local heroes Swingin’ Utters perform to friends, family, and fans alike. DNA is one of those no-frills venues, and was perfect for the sound of the night, with punk and grit in the air, but just enough of the melodic and catch to get you dancing and singing along.

In normal fashion, I missed the majority openers One Less Zero‘s set, which features Sara Wright on vocals (wife of Green Day drummer Tre Cool) and plays a classic punk sound reminiscent of a slightly softer Vice Squad with a pronounced West Coast tinge. You can have a listen to some of their tracks here.

Next up was San Diego’s female-fronted Bombpops, and a great follow-up to One Less Zero. Don’t let the pretty faces fool you here, these girls are tough as nails, and they rip through their set with a great balance of ripping guitar and bass, driving drums, and lyrics that make you think, but not too hard.

For me, the highlight of the show was Success‘ set. It was my first time seeing the Washington quintet, and they embody everything I love about punk. Rough around the edges, political, emotional, catchy at times, with the perfect amount of breaks, jumps, and woahs. At one point during the set, an incredibly inebriated fan fell and knocked his head on the bottom of the stage, and as fellow fans came to his aide the oaf-like drunk began swinging on his helpers until frontman Aaron Peters jumped off stage to help the fans and calm things down while security arrived and secured the scene. Rev was back on stage to the round of applause from the house, excited to pick up where we left off. Class act from a great band. The set ended with a sing-along of “Where Is The Revolution”, getting the venue nice and warm and energetic for headliners Swingin’ Utters.

I am lucky enough to be able to live in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area (SF proper to be exact), and am afforded so many opportunities to see so many incredible bands. Among these is Swingin’ Utters, who always rock the house and leave the crowd yearning for more. I most recently saw the band at the Fat Wreck 25th shows back in late August, so I was ripe for another Utters show. The set seemed to focus on some of the band’s faster, ‘rougher’ songs, one of which is “Five Lessons Learned”, which I can never not throw my hands in the air and get those legs moving. The rest of the night was filled with dancing, singing along, and getting rowdy – thanks to the help of some trusty friends to watch the camera gear. The show seemed to end way too soon, and as the venue emptied out, there was a feeling that the energy may spill out onto the streets…and it did.

Have a look at the night’s photos below.

Big thanks to Barry, Doc, Chelsea and Steph, and all the local friends that continue to make shows so incredible.



Swingin’ Utters announce west coast tour

California punk veterans Swingin’ Utters have announced they’ll be hitting the road for a two-week west coast tour this November. See if the band’s stopping near you below.

Swingin’ Utters released their latest album Fistful of Hollow in November, 2014 through Fat Wreck Chords.



DS Exclusive: “Fat Wrecked for 25 Years Tour” Q+A with Swingin’ Utters, The Flatliners, toyGuitar and Bad Cop / Bad Cop

Whether you’re a loyal, regular Dying Scene follower or you just check in periodically, it stands to reason that think the upcoming “Fat Wrecked For 25 Years” tour is kind of a big deal. Responses to the tour’s lineup, which includes the likes of NOFX, Strung Out, Lagwagon, Swingin’ Utters, toyGuitar, The Flatliners, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Masked Intruder and more depending on your location, have ranged from “damn, that’s pretty solid” on one end of the spectrum to “oh my god, this should replace the Warped Tour” at the other end.

The ragtag bunch of misfits that comprise your friendly, neighborhood Dying Scene editorial staff agree with the positive vibes about the “Fat Wrecked For 25 Years” tour, and will be out in full force at various different stops on the tour. To get you warmed up, we caught up with a handful of bands that’ll be playing the duration of the tour for a little Q&A session. Check it out below, and check out the full rundown of “Fat Wrecked For 25 Years” tour dates here!



Fat Mike announces US Fat Tour 2015: NOFX, Lagwagon, Swingin’ Utters, more

Fat Wreck Chords is celebrating 25 years in a big way in 2015, with a loaded lineup for the US Fat Tour 2015: Fat Wrecked For 25 Years. Fat Mike made the announcement Tuesday via a Youtube video. Watch the announcement and check out the dates below.

The cross-country (and Canada) celebration will feature Fat Wreck Chords pillars like NOFX, Lagwagon, and Swingin’ Utters. Other bands include The Flatliners, Masked Intruder, Toy Guitar, and Bad Cop / Bad Cop.

More bands will be added, including surprise bands for the specific shows, so we’ll be sure to keep you updated if/when things change.



Swingin Utters parts ways with drummer Greg McEntee

California punk stalwarts Swingin’ Utters have announced that their drummer, Greg McEntee will be parting ways with the band.

Greg has released the following statement:

Since forming the Swingin’ Utters with friends in the 80’s, I’ve spent most of my life playin’ in the band. So with a heavy heart I announce that I’m leaving. It’s been an incredible journey. I’ve traveled and played music around the world with friends. I’ve met, played with and became friends with some of my most admired musicians. As a kid, music helped me to survive and it was always my dream to tour the world. I appreciate the life I was given and was able to share it with the Utters. To my friends Johnny Bonnel and Darius Koski, words fail me. We three have been to hell and back. We remained the core of the Utters and are survivors. To Jack Dalrymple, Miles Peck, all Utters past and present, the decades of fans’ support, Mike, Erin, all at Fat Wreck Chords, Stormy and Leave Home Booking, I thank you fer all you’ve done and I got nothin’ but love fer y’all. Wherever my musical journey takes me next I hope to see y’all and continue our friendships. Peace & love.

Swingin’ Utters last released Fistful of Hollow in 2014 through Fat Wreck Chords. The album served as a follow-up to 2013’s Poorly Formed.



Darius Koski streaming debut solo album “Sisu” in its entirety

Today marks the release of Swingin’ Utters guitarist Darius Koski’s debut solo album, entitled “Sisu”, through Fat Wreck Chords.

As a little treat to the anticipating, Koski is streaming the new album in its entirety, which you can check out below.

Darius is touring the West Coast this month, so be sure to have a look at tour dates and locations below.



Video: Joey Cape (Lagwagon) and Darius Koski (Swingin’ Utters) answer fans’ questions

Lagwagon frontman Joey Cape and Swingin’ Utters guitarist Darius Koski sat down together recently for a joint interview on Exclaim TV.  In the video, they read and answer questions that were submitted by the bands’ fans.  Check it out below.

Darius recently announced he will be releasing his first solo album on April 7th through Fat Wreck Chords.



Darius Koski (Swingin’ Utters) announces debut solo album “Sisu,” streams new song “Listen!”

Swingin’ Utters guitarist Darius Koski has announced he will release his debut solo album Sisu on April 7th through Fat Wreck Chords. Here’s what he had to say about the record:

“The release of this record has got to be one of the highlights of my life so far. I’ve always written songs like this (in a genre other than punk rock), but the only outlet I’ve had for them has always been maybe a song or two on Utters, or Filthy Thieving Bastards records. I have a lot of material that’s just been sitting around for 25 years, with no outlet, and it’s been frustrating. None of the songs on “Sisu” are quite that old, but there are a few that I know I wrote around ’99. I’ve wanted to do this my whole life—I’ve always wanted to be a solo artist, so this really is a lifelong dream of mine. There are so many good vibes and strange positive energy in the last few sentences that now I think I’ve given myself a headache and need to drink some beers, to get back in my own head…”

Fat Wreck has already made a song from the album available for streaming. It’s titled “Listen!” and you can check it out below, alongside the tracklist for Sisu, and info on the solo tour Koski will be playing this April.



SideOneDummy Records kicks off “20th Anniversary Reissue” series with The Gaslight Anthem’s “Live at Park Ave”

Joe Sib and Bill Armstrong and the gang at SideOneDummy Records are celebrating their twentieth anniversary in style!

To mark the completion of their second decade in the game, S1D have unveiled a “20th Anniversary Reissue” series that’ll feature nine of the label’s quintessential releases freshly repressed on limited edition vinyl. Kicking things off is The Gaslight Anthem’s “Live at Park Ave.” The six-song EP was originally released back in 2009, and is now being repressed on “Coke bottle green” or translucent blue vinyl. Check out order options here…though it appears they may have already sold out.

Following “Live at Park Ave” will be The Gaslight Anthem‘s “The ’59 Sound,” Flogging Molly‘s “Swagger” and “Drunken Lullabies,” Gogol Bordello‘s “Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike,” Bedouin Soundclash‘s “Sounding A Mosaic,” Big D & The Kids Table‘s “Strictly Rude,” Swingin Utters‘ “More Scared” and, of course, 22 Jacks’ “Bob.” More details as soon as they’re available!



DS Interview: Jack Dalrymple talks toyGuitar, songwriting, and what he’ll never tell us about touring

Jack Dalrymple’s music resume runs like a wish list of all the punk bands you’d ever want to be in:  Swingin’ Utters, Dead To Me, One Man Army, Re-Volts, and The US Bombs.  I actually may have missed one or two, but the point is clear:  Jack is punk rock through and through, and he’s also putting out some really cool music in his newest band, toyGuitar. They released their debut full length album, In This Mess, earlier this year (you can read our review of it here), and Jack took some time to talk with us about the new project.

Check out the full interview below.



Swingin’ Utters releases lyric video for “Fistful of Hollow”; prepares for UK tour

California punk stalwarts Swingin’ Utters has just released a new music video for the title track of their newest album “Fistful of Hollow”.

The band has been touring in support of the new work, which was released last November through Fat Wreck Chords.

You can watch the lyric video below.

The Utters will be touring the UK with toyGuitar in March; dates of which can be seen here.



Swingin’ Utters announce UK tour with Toy Guitar

California punk stalwarts Swingin’ Utters have announced a set of UK tour dates with Toy Guitar which you can view below.

The Utters have been touring in support of Fistful of Hollow which was released on November 11, 2014 via Fat Wreck Chords.

Toy Guitar released their self-tiled debut EP on October 15, 2013 through Adeline Records, but is set to put out In This Mess on January 27th via Fat Wreck.