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New punk festival Hi-Fi Rockfest: Dead Kennedys, Naked Raygun, Leftover Crack, Street Dogs& more

Hi-Fi Music Productions has announced the line-up of their 1st annual Hi-Fi Rockfest which will take place at Rainbow Lagoon Park in Long Beach, CA on Saturday, September 26th, 2015. Punk/American Hardcore legends the Dead Kennedys will headline the festival, along with festival favorites: Naked Raygun, Street Dogs, Leftover Crack, Richie Ramone, Luicidal, True Rivals, Dirty Filthy Mugs and Downtown Brown.

Tickets are only $30 and can be purchased here.

Note: There are a small number of VIP passes available offering full access to the Hi-Fi VIP area featuring a private bar, shaded area with tables and chairs near the stage, private air-conditioned restrooms and unlimited “Baller” status.  Those tickets are only $55 and will go fast so I advise you grab a pair asap.

Hi-Fi Rockfest is an all ages, all day celebration of great music, gourmet food, flowing booze and punk themed distractions. Rainbow Lagoon Park borders the Pacific Ocean, which will serve as a backdrop to all of the festivities. The festival is being produced by D.O’B Sound Studios owner and veteran drummer/producer, Derik O’Brien, DC-Jam Records owner Darron Hemann, and Dying Scene head honcho Dave Buck. Pooling their collective experience and imagination, Derek, Darron and Dave are throwing a party to celebrate the end of summer featuring 9 ripping bands that will satisfy loud music fans of all generations.

The festival will mark the first of many years to come. For further information, please visit the festivals website.



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.



DS Exclusive: Lenny Lashley performs “Live Like Lions” (new solo song) and “Believe in Packer” (first new Darkbuster song in a decade!)


It’s been far too long since we brought you a new installment of the Dying Scene Sessions, but we’re back in a big way today!

You may recall that Boston punk icons Street Dogs played a rather noteworthy St. Patrick’s Day show at the House of Blues in Anaheim a couple weeks back. A couple noodle-brains who fancied themselves neo-Nazis tried disrupting the show and were met with equal amounts of willpower and resolve by the band, the security and fellow concertgoers. Guitar player (and solo artist and until now former Darkbuster frontman) Lenny Lashley took a chair in the eyebrow in the process.

Earlier that very day, Dying Scene editor emeritus Tommy Landaverde had the privilege of catching up with Lashley to record a couple acoustic tracks. First up is “Live Like Lions,” a new Lashley solo number that served as the title track to a recent 7-inch released through Contra Records to mark his recent European tour.

The second is a brand-spanking-new Darkbuster track. You read that right, boys and girls…it’s called “Believe In Packer,” and it marks the first brand new Darkbuster tune to see the light of day since the band’s 2005 album A Weakness for Spirits! The band called it quits not long thereafter, and have only resurfaced in various formats a few times in the years since, most recently for an appearance at the Mighty Mighty Bosstones‘ Hometown Throwdown in 2009Check out both tracks below…and stay tuned for a gigantic Darkbuster announcement next week!



New Music: Slaine (Boston hip-hop) featuring Street Dogs’ Mike McColgan – “Sam Song”

Interesting new music for your Friday. It’s a little outside the scope of Dying Scene’s traditional comfort zone, and for good reason. It’s a new track called “Sam Song,” and it comes to us by way of Boston-based hip-hop artist Slaine, whom our non-rap fans might recognize from his appearances in movies like The Town and Gone Baby Gone. Anyway, the track features an appearance from none other than Street Dogs Mike McColgan. Also, yours truly is pretty sure that McColgan’s fellow Street Dog Lenny Lashley, whom you may remember from this, laid down the guitar on the track, but perhaps don’t quote me on that. Anyway, check it out below.

“Sam Song” appears on Slaine’s recent “House of Slaine” mixtape, which finds him teaming up with DJ Frank White, DJ Lethal and Danny Boy from the legendary House of Pain. Listen to, or download, the whole thing right here.



UPDATE: Street Dogs’ Mike McColgan issues statement on last night’s neo-Nazi fracas

As you’re no doubt aware (because the story damn near broke the punk rock internet earlier this evening), there was an incident at last night’s Street Dogs show at Anaheim’s House Of Blues. Long story short, a few neo-Nazi showgoers decided to disrupt the evening’s events. As you’d imagine, they were met with fierce resistance from not only the crowd but the band itself, as guitarist Lenny Lashley jumped boot-first into the crowd to help clear out the aforementioned idiots, and took a chair to the eyebrow in the process.

While messages from the band have circulated on their individual social media pages over the course of the day, the band’s frontman, Mike McColgan, issued a statement through the Street Dogs’ Facebook page to discuss the incident. Here it is in its entirety:

At this time I would like to officially address what happened in Anaheim. Last night at our show in Anaheim at the House Of Blues while we were playing our song Final Transmission for a dear departed fan and friend of ours USMC Jordan Stanton when we noticed a group of Neo nazis rough housing and intimidating our fans and throwing up sieg heil salutes in the air. Their very presence, their hateful,bigoted and ignorant ideology is odious to us and completely unacceptable. We with fans, friends and the assistance of security removed them from the crowd and in the process of mitigating them out some of us sustained superficial injuries. We can attribute those injuries only being superficial in nature to the House Of Blues and their exceptional staff, our fans and our friends. After they were removed we continued with our show and finished the show without incident. In closing we submit this no neo nazis are allowed at our shows. We have always believed in equality and that all people are created equal. We will not suffer or tolerate bigotry in any manifestation. PERIOD!!!!

Respectfully Submitted,

Mike McColgan
Street Dogs

The story we posted earlier had a video from the crowd, though it was pretty dark and you can’t see much ’til the aftermath. A second video shot and uploaded by Michael Coughlin is available below, though it seems to be shot from just a hair too far away. We can confirm that Lenny was bloodied (and finished the set in Gwar-esque fashion), but has been stitched up and is otherwise no worse for the wear. It’s been said before, but it no doubt warrants repeating; good on ya, fellas!



Street Dogs fight neo-Nazis at St. Patrick’s Day show

According to OC Weekly, fighting broke out at Boston punk band Street Dogs‘ St. Patrick’s Day show at the House of Blues in Anaheim, California, when a group of neo-Nazis “tried to instigate fights and roughhouse people of color in the pit.” Frontman Mike McColgan took notice and told the audience that anyone who discriminates against people based on the color of their skin should “get the fuck out because it’s not 1939 anymore.”

The band continued with their set, but while they were playing “Final Transmission,” things took a turn for the worse. The neo-Nazis started to march in the pit, with one of the “men” even going as far as mocking the band with the Nazi salute.

As the video below shows (from around the 4:40 mark on), Street Dogs members then hopped off the stage and began fighting the neo-Nazis, and the rest of the pit was quick to join in. Guitarist Lenny Lashley was hit in the head with a chair that was thrown from an upstairs balcony, but he luckily wasn’t hurt too badly.

And in spite of everything that happened, after the racist assholes had been removed from the venue by security, the band got back up on stage and finished the show.



Street Dogs announce St. Patty’s Day Bash

Boston’s Street Dogs have announced their first full-band show in far too long and it’s in…Anaheim!

The five-piece will be headed West for what is being dubbed the St. Patty’s Day Bash. It takes place on March 17th (of course) at the House of Blues in Anaheim. Joining the band as openers will be The Bombpops. We’ll keep you posted on any other openers (or perhaps warm-up shows…hint, hint…) at this point, but we’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, tickets for the St. Patty’s Day Bash are available here.



Track list, cover art and release date announced for Rancid tribute album “Hooligans United”

Holy shit, I’m excited for this release.  “Hooligans United” is a Rancid tribute album that has been in the works for quite some time and it looks like the pipe dream is finally becoming a reality.  The album features 54 fantastic punk and ska-punk bands covering 54 Rancid classics and it will be released April 14th via Smelvis Records (pre-sales begin tomorrow).

Check out the phenominal track list and a promo video for the release below.  Which song are you most excited to hear covered?



Acoustic Video: Street Dogs’ Mike McColgan, Lenny Lashley and Matt Pruitt perform for RadioBDC

Street Dogs frontman Mike McColgan and guitarists Lenny Lashley and Matt Pruitt recently sat down with Adam-12 from RadioBDC (that’s Radio Boston-dot-com for those of you who ahnt frum aroun’ heah). The trio were promoting their upcoming appearance at a local fundraiser benefiting a local high school music program on behalf of a “DCT and Okie,” few area kids who passed away all too soon a decade ago. In addition to chatting for a while, they performed acoustic renditions of classic Street Dogs songs “Free” and “Yesterday,” as well as their cover of the Steve Earle track, “Johnny Come Lately.” Check out the video below.

Street Dogs last released a 10-inch split with Noi!se in April through Pirates Press Records.



Lineup announced for 4th Annual DCT and Okie fundraiser (Mike McColgan, Lenny Lashley, The Old Edison and more)

The official lineup has been announced for the 4th DCT & Okie Scholarship Fundraiser show, and it’s the best one yet.

Headlining the event will be Mike McColgan, Lenny Lashley and Friends (featuring Mike and Lenny’s fellow Street Dog Matt Pruitt and frequent collaborator Matt Charette). Also on the bill will be The Old Edison (Boston folk punk), Porque I Said So (Quincy punk rock) and The Coalition (Quincy funk rock).

The show will take place November 29th at Florian Hall in Dorchester. Funds raised will benefit a scholarship in honor of Dennis Thompson and John “Okie” O’Connell, a pair of best friends from North Quincy, MA, who passed away within a year of each other close to a decade ago. Thompson was only 20 years old and on leave from the United States Air Force when he was killed by a drunk driver. Okie was killed the following year when he was struck in the head while trying to break up a fight. More information about the cause, including how to donate if you can’t go, is available here.



DS Photo Gallery: Pirates Press 10th Anniversary ‘Rock The Ship’ with Cock Sparrer, Bouncing Souls, Street Dogs, Bum City Saints, and more

If you build it, they will come. Such was the overwhelming mantra as I approached 17th and Wisconsin on an (relatively) early Saturday morning for Pirates Press’ 10th Anniversary ‘Rock The Ship’ party. The day had finally arrived, and I was about to see Cock Sparrer, Bouncing Souls, Street Dogs (and Lenny Lashley’s Gang of One!), Bum City Saints, Suede Razors, Bishops Green, and more sharing the same stage in the city I love and live. Leaving the venue the night before, it was difficult yet anxious to imagine what the block would be transformed into in less than six hours. As I walked to the grounds still feeling a bit haggard from a little Argy Bargy from the night, I heard Cock Sparrer’s sound check to “Riot Squad” and I thought to myself that there could hardly be a better start to a day.

At this point I could go into an in-depth show review of each of the eight bands (minus Smalltown which I missed and will forever hate myself for it), or I could just briefly talk about the day overall, and let the photos tell the story. As I turned the corner onto 16th St where the main entrance was, I was greeted by at least 100 people waiting in line to begin their Saturday in the sun. You really couldn’t ask for better weather and walking in, the block definitely had the air of a proper festival. I grabbed my breakfast beer as I took in the relative calm, anticipating the amazing day ahead.

Lenny Lashley for opener was a brilliant call, as he had just the right amount of grit and energy to enliven the wakening crowd. It’s always great to see the Boston-native belting out heartfelt lyrics as he does best. Often times when I’m behind the camera, the rest of the world is shut out which makes some of my show reviews shite, so I shall let the photos do the talking.

You can check out all photos from the day’s event below (except Cock Sparrer as they will be getting their own gallery).



Pirates Press announce Rock The Ship festival with Cock Sparrer, Bouncing Souls, Streetdogs, and more

Pirates Press is celebrating its tenth anniversary with an all day outdoor ‘Rock The Ship’ festival in their hometown of San Francisco, CA.

The event begins with a pre-party at Thee Parkside the night of October 24th featuring Harrington SaintsCustom Fit, Argy Bargy, and Reducers SF.

The Rock The Ship festival goes all day on the 25th at Thee Parkside Outdoors with performances from Cock SparrerBouncing SoulsStreet DogsBishops GreenSuede RazorsBum City SaintsSmalltown, and Lenny Lashley’s Gang of One.

If that isn’t enough for you there will be an after party later in the evening on the 25th at Bottom Of The Hill featuring Downtown Struts, Workin’ Stiffs, and more.

You can purchase tickets and get further details about Rock The Ship here.



More bands added to tracklist for Rancid tribute album

More bands have been added to the upcoming Rancid tribute album Hooligans United, which will see Street Dogs, Mustard Plug, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Left Alone, and many others covering songs from throughout the legendary California punk act’s long career.

You can check out the 43-song tribute’s full tracklist below.

Hellcat Records and Smelvis Records haven’t announced an official release date for Hooligans United, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted as more details come to light.



DS Show Review and Photo Gallery: Street Dogs, Lenny Lashley and Matt Charette from Boston’s Midway Cafe

Mike letting the crowd take over

As of this writing, Boston punks Street Dogs are part of the way through a tour of Europe with fellow Pirates Press labelmates Bishops Green. Prior to heading across the pond, however, the five-piece stormed Boston’s Midway Cafe for a couple warm-up shows. Billed as the Crooked Drunken Sons, Street Dogs took to the stage for an early-evening acoustic matinee gig and followed up with a fully plugged-in late night set. It’s no great mystery that the Street Dogs are widely known as a hard-working, blue collar street punk band. And while they may not play out with quite the same road dog regularity as in their younger years, the band more than make up for that with high energy, give-it-all-you’ve-got live performances that leave little, if anything, left in the tank. The newest Street Dogs (Matt Pruitt of Have Nots and Lenny Lashley on guitar, Pete Sosa on drums) seem no doubt cut from the same cloth as longtime core members Mike McColgan and Johnny Rioux, now in their second decade as nucleus of the band. Case-in-point: the band could quite easily have rested on their laurels and used the early evening set as a way to work the kinks out of a few songs, shaking off the cobwebs and being content with flubs and false starts. Instead, the took the opportunity to play a full acoustic set that, while rare for a band in this genre to attempt, came across as every bit as earnest as their typical high-energy plugged in sets.

Hard work and double duty were recurring themes on the evening, as support for the early set came from local singer-songwriter Matt Charette (whose stellar solo full-length, Back East, is available to stream here) and Lenny Lashley, a full time Street Dog who’d already carved a name out for himself as a singer and songwriter through his solo work and his Darkbuster days. Charette then joined the Street Dogs on accordion, mandolin and crowd-surfing duties as the evening progressed. Support on the nightcap came from the Barroom Heroes and OC45. The former have established a reputation as one of the better young bands in the scene, while the latter are established road dogs who themselves are in between lengthy tours of their own.

Check out our photo gallery from the evening set below!



Street Dogs announce European tour dates with Bishops Green

Listen up, Europeans!  You’ve got one hell of a great tour coming your way.  Street Dogs has just announced a headlining tour kicking off in August with Bishops Green and you can check out all the dates and locations below.

Street Dogs last released a 10-inch split with Noi!se in April through Pirates Press Records.