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Dying Scene Presents: Ska Nation 2011 – All ages show announced

Don’t you hate being too young to go to gigs?  I don’t, I’m old and jaded but if you are one of those cool kids who love Ska but are under 18 years of age you must!  Don’t worry though, Ska Nation has your back!  An all ages show has been added so you can join in on the fun and be amazed by the likes of The Planet Smashers! Also on the line-up for the afternoon are Area-7, The Resignators, The Bennies, The Kujo Kings, Loonee Tunes & The Funnaddicts.  Lucky!  Details below and you can check out the poster for the event in the picture to the story.  Gaze at the full size here.

Saturday October 29th – 1pm – Fairbank Cafe (70 Faibank Rd, Clayton Sth, VIC)

Tickets are available from usual outlets and you can check out all the details about Ska Nation – Skalloween Spectactular  here.  If you don’t live in Victoria don’t sweat it!  The Planet Smashers will be taking in the East Coast of Australia and you can get all the info you need right here.



Music Video: The Planet Smashers – “The Hippopotamus”

Montreal’s ska group The Planet Smashers have posted the music video for their song “The Hippopotamus.”

Check out the video here.

The song appears on their latest album “Descent Into The Valley” which was released last July on Stomp Records.



DS Exclusive Interview: Jay Epinat (Music 4 Cancer founder) talks about the foundation, punk rock and dealing with the disease

Music 4 Cancer started as a result of the diagnosis of a loved one and hasn’t slowed down since.  When founder, Jay Epinat’s mother was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer he decided to do something.  That something was collecting money for cancer research, a cause which the punk rock community has jumped behind.   With support for the foundation coming from around the globe it has gone from strength-to-strength since it’s inception collecting donations through the release of an amazing compilation album, shows, the soon to be release Music 4 Cancer DVD and in the works is a Music 4 Cancer Festival in the Montreal area.  All the funds raised by the Music 4 Cancer project are donated straight to the Canadian Cancer Society to further their research for a cure.

Through Jay’s love of punk the community has thrown their support to the project donating tracks, including unreleased material, their time at Music 4 Cancer shows amongst other things.  Tony Sly is the American Ambassador of the project while Matt Collyer from The Planet Smashers takes care of Ambassador duties on the foundations home ground, Canada.  In addition to this bands including Nofx, Strung Out and Millencolin to name a few who endorse the foundation.  DS spoke to Jay Epinat who founded the organisation and continues to run it with the help of many who volunteer their time and talent to help build awareness of the Music 4 Cancer project.  We discuss how Music 4 Cancer came about, the work that’s been done and the foundations plans for the future along with how punk rock can inspire people to do better things.  The foundation is always looking for help and if you want to get involved check out the details of how to get in touch with Jay in the interview.  Read the full interview here.



Dying Scene Presents: The Planet Smashers Australian tour 2011

Montreal’s The Planet Smashers are an institution across the world having released 7 full length albums, played on the world renowned “Vans Warped Tour” across North America five times, toured across Europe, Japan and the Americas and shared the stage with AFI, GOB, Satanic Surfers, Sick of it All, Death By Stereo, Mustard Plug, Samiam, The Aquabats, Rancid, Guttermouth, Catch 22, and countless others.

Now in their 16th year and having sold over 250,000 copies worldwide they are about to release their latest album “Descent Into The Valley Of…” in September through the fine crew at Care Factor Records. This followed by a much anticipated and long awaited visit to Australia to send audiences in to a frenzy with their infectious pop infused melodies, rippin’ horn licks and killer live show.

Don’t miss the Planet Smashers and label mates The Resignators at dates across Australia this October Tickets on sale at the usual outlets.

THURSDAY OCTOBER 27TH – STEP INN- FORTITUDE VALLEY (BRISBANE) (QLD) +18
FRIDAY OCTOBER 28TH – ANNANDALE HOTEL – ANNANDALE (SYDNEY) (NSW) +18
SUNDAY OCTOBER 30TH – SKA NATION – CORNER HOTEL – RICHMOND (MELBOURNE) (VIC) + 18
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 2ND – ENIGMA BAR – ADELAIDE (SA) +18

Stay tuned to DS as we get busy with The Planet Smashers and Ska Nation!



The Planet Smashers stream new song “Hippopotamus”

Prepare to get your skank on.  Montreal’s ska legends, The Planet Smashers, are streaming a never heard before song called “Hippopotamus” on their MySpace page.

The track appears on the “All-Skanadian Club vol. 5” compilation recently released on Stomp Records.

The Planet Smashers are releasing a new album titled “Descent Into the Valley of the Planet Smashers” July 12th on Stomp.



The Porkers added to Ska Nation 2011 line-up

Ska Nation continues to drip feed the line-up to the ska community with the most recent addition, Australian ska legends,  The Porkers.  The festival which takes place in Melbourne on Halloween have already announced The Planet Smashers will be making the trek to Australia to head line the show and do a couple of side shows on the countries east coast.  These are two names in ska that will be hard to top!  No more information is available but we’ll be watching this one closely so stay tuned as more bands are added to the line-up.



Video: Planet Smashers post teaser for “Descent Into the Valley of the Planet Smashers”

Montreal ska band The Planet Smashers have posted a teaser for their upcoming, and highly anticipated album, “Descent Into the Valley of the Planet Smashers.” The album is due out on July 12th on Stomp Records, and you can check out the trailer here.

The Planet Smashers last released “Unstoppable” in 2005.



Planet Smashers to tour Australia and headline Ska Nation 2011

In hardly believable news, it has been announced that Canadian Ska legends, The Planet Smashers will be playing this years Ska Nation 2011 – A Halloween Ska Spectacular which is held annually in Melbourne on October 31.  The band will also stop in Brisbane and Sydney as part of their trek down under.  No further details but we’ll keep you updated as they come to hand.  Stoked!



The Planet Smashers recording new album

Montreal ska act The Planet Smashers have announced that they are currently working on a new album.

“Currently in the studio RECORDING THE NEW ALBUM…YES it’s true, it’s really happening! More details to come…”

The latest release was 2005’s “Unstoppable” on Stomp Records.