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DS Photo Gallery: Anti-Flag, Leftover Crack, War On Women, Blackbird Raum, Homeless Gospel Choir at DNA SF (3.1.16)

***This photo gallery/review is a little delayed due to some hood rat piece of shit that decided to pepper spray me while waiting to go home after the show, so my vision was impaired for a day or two.***

A couple weeks ago, one of my favorite venues DNA played host to an incredible night of punk and politics with co-headliners Anti-Flag and Leftover Crack, with support from War on Women, Blackbird Raum, and Homeless Gospel Choir.

With the exception of Homeless Gospel Choir, I was familiar with all the bands on the bill, and was super excited to see how the night played out.

One man, one guitar – Homeless Gospel Choir is exactly what you need to kick off a night like this. Powerful, reflective, political, gritty, melodic, and a little light-hearted – Derek Zanetti did well to win over the crowd and get the juices flowing for the rest of the night.

Next up was Blackbird Raum. The band fits very well with Leftover Crack, and the sextet is so full of energy it makes your head spin. Washboards, banjos, stand-up bass and more set this band apart from the average. And with dual male/female vocals, the band’s sound is quite unique. The folk-punk sound and community is alive and well here on the West Coast, especially here in Northern California, and the band drew quite the crowd of smelly punks dancing and singing along.

War On Women made it on the cover of the last issue of New Noise Magazine, and it’s no wonder why. The members are no stranger to the punk scene, coming from some heavy hitters in the East Coast punk game. The self-described ‘co-ed, feminist hardcore band’ does well to get the crowd moving, but not too much to where they miss the political undertones of some of the tracks. Frontwoman Shawna Porter is in your face with an aggression only akin to other hardcore bands. The crowd ate it up and was lubed and ready for Leftover Crack to take to the stage.

There’s no such thing as Leftover Crack so they say. This is a band I never tire of seeing. The guys have their ups and downs, and everyone has their opinion of them, but I absolutely love the music and the message. When guitarist Chris Mann came to stage donning a angry baby mask, I knew it was going to be an incredible set. The diversity of a Leftover Crack show is a sight to see – young and old, punks and squares, drunks and straight-edge kids alike dance along to the catchy yet sometimes dark tunes of the C-Squat rockers. The band always samples a little bit from their Choking Victim catalog, including one of my favorites, “500 Channels”. In true LOC fashion, the band always touches on politics, and being that it was Super Tuesday, the guys had a lot to say about the current state of affairs in our country. Politics aside, the band rocked the house, inviting members of Blackbird Raum and other friends to share the stage to close the set.

Finally to the stage was the Philadelphia veterans Anti-Flag. Get your pens and paper ready, as there will be a lecture, and you are expected to take notes – there will be a test at the end of the set. Despite the numerous breaks for political rambling, Anti-Flag has always been a favorite of mine to see live. Chris #2 is like a bouncy ball, just bouncing around stage, jumpkicking and throwing hands in the air – it’s a great stage presence. Justin Sane still hits all the marks and does well to get the crowd to sing along with him. Big thanks to Barry Synoground who invited me to the soundbooth to shoot from there – the pit was pretty rowdy and lacked protection for little ol photographer me. Although, I was back sidestage as the set rounded out, and Chris #2 joined fans in the middle of the pit with his guitar. Super intimate and great moment to be a part of. There’s no wonder why Anti-Flag has been at it for 20 years and selling out venues left and right.

Have a look at all the photos from the night below.

Huge thanks to Barry and Alan, as well as Noah and crew for a great night at a great SF concert institution.



Anti-Flag stream their new(ish) album “Cease Fires”

Pittsburgh punk veterans Anti-Flag have just released a full stream of their sorta-new album Cease Fires. The collection consists of twelve re-releases, along with re-recordings of two previously unreleased B-Sides “The New Jim Crow,” and “Coward In My Veins”. These two new songs are a welcome addition to what already stands out as an impressive cross-section of the band’s body of work, and you can check it out below.

Cease Fires is currently available on Bandcamp for $7, and serves as the band’s first release since American Spring via Spinefarm Records, back in May.



Video: Ukulele Anti-Flag medley

Do you have 2 minutes to spare? Are you a fan of Anti-Flag? If so, you might be interested in checking out a fun ukulele medley of 20 Anti-Flag songs from throughout their career. You can watch it below.

Anti-Flag themselves are releasing Cease Fires, a “new” album of re-recorded songs and b-sides on December 18, 2015 through A-F Records. Their latest album of all new material, American Spring, came out in May 2015on Spinefarm Records.



Anti-Flag announces new album “Cease Fires”

Punk icons Anti-Flag have announced a new album! It is called “Cease Fires” and is made up of b-sides and rerecorded material.

The album is coming via A-F Records and is due to be released December 18th; we will keep you posted as the date nears.

You can check out the tracklist for the album and some upcoming tour dates below.

Anti-Flag’s latest full-length album, American Spring, came out in May on Spinefarm Records.



Lineup announced for 2nd annual Four Chord Music Festival (Anti-Flag, Yellowcard, Masked Intruder, more)

Four Chord Music Festival is making its triumphant return in less than two months in Pittsburgh, and a “local band” are set to be one of the main attractions.

The Steel City’s own Anti-Flag are on board for the second edition of the festival, which is set for December 13th at Pittsburgh’s Xtaza Nightclub. Also scheduled to perform are Yellowcard, Hit The Lights, Citizen, Masked Intruder, Survay Says!, The SpeacePimps, Head Injuries, and more. Check out the full lineup below.

Keep up to date on all the festival goings-on here and here, and grab your tickets, which start at just $32 (+fees, of course) right here.



Anti-Flag announce west coast dates with Leftover Crack, War On Women, and more

Pittsburgh punk stalwarts Anti-Flag are taking their show on the road out west of the Mississippi early next year. The thirteen-date run kicks off February 19th in Houston and runs through March 5th in Portland, Oregon. Check out the full rundown below.

Along for the ride (with a few exceptions noted below) will be the likes of Leftover Crack, War On Women, Blackbird Raum, and the Homeless Gospel Choir. Stay tuned for pre-order info.

Anti-Flag’s latest full-length album, American Spring, came out in May on Spinefarm Records.



Anti-Flag debut new music video – “All Of The Poison, All Of The Pain”

Pittsburgh punk stalwarts Anti-Flag have a new music video out for their song “All Of The Poison, All Of The Pain”, and you can feast your eyes and ears upon it below.

The song is track #8 on the band’s latest full-length album, American Spring, which came out in May on Spinefarm Records.

Anti-Flag are in Australia right now for a week-long tour. After a short stop back in the US, they’ll embark on an extensive UK/European tour, spanning the better part of two months. Check out those dates/locations below the video.



Full Album Stream: Atreyu – ‘Long Live’

California metal band Atreyu are streaming their new Long Live in its entirety. You can stream the album, along with band commentary, below.

Long Live will be released on September 18, 2015 through Spinefarm/Search and Destroy Records. It’s the band’s first studio album since 2009′s Congregation of the Damned.



Anti-Flag stream acoustic set from 11th Street Records (Punk Rock Bowling)

Iconic Pittsburg punk band Anti-Flag are streaming their acoustic set from an appearance during Punk Rock Bowling. The 40 minute video was shot at 11th Street Records, and you can view it below.

Their new album, American Spring, came out yesterday (May 26th) through Spindfarm Records. It’s the band’s first full-length release since 2012′s “The General Strike”.



Anti-Flag streams new LP “American Spring”, announces US tour

Iconic Pittsburg punk band Anti-Flag are streaming their new album “American Spring” ahead of its May 26th release date through Spindfarm Records. Give it a listen and check out the band’s upcoming US tour dates below.

“American Spring” is the band’s first full-length release since 2012’s “The General Strike”.



Music Video: Anti-Flag – “Brandenburg Gate”

Pittsburgh punk legends Anti-Flag have released a video for their song”Brandenburg Gate”, which features Rancid‘s Tim Armstrong, and is taken from their upcoming album American Spring.

Check it out below.

American Spring will be released on May 26th through Spinefarm Records. Their last album, The General Strike, was released in 2012 through SideOneDummy.



Anti-Flag stream new track “Brandenburg Gate” featuring Tim Armstrong (Rancid)

Pittsburgh punk legends Anti-Flag are streaming a new song called “Brandenburg Gate”, which features guest vocals from Rancid‘s Tim Armstrong, and is taken from their upcoming album American Spring. You can listen to the song below.

American Spring will be released on May 26th through Spinefarm Records. Their last album, The General Strike, was released in 2012 through SideOneDummy.



DS Interview: Chris Dos (Anti-Flag) discusses American Spring, the future of White Wives, and activism

There is no argument that punk’s roots come from rebellion and revolution. It started as a movement to bring about change and spark activism. Long-standing political punks Anti-Flag, have a strong voice in this, and throughout their discography cover ground that ignites controversy and begs civilians to speak out against authority.

As the group gears up for the release of their 10th studio album, American Spring, we were able to chat with bassist Chris Dos about the meaning behind the album title, how to become an active member of your community, and his other project White Wives.

The full interview can be read below.



Anti-Flag release lyric video for new song “Sky Is Falling”

Anti-Flag have released a lyric video for another new song from their upcoming album American Spring titled “Sky Is Falling.” Check out the video/song below.

This song, which is about the United States’ use of drone strikes, was also released on a limited-edition die-cut 10-inch vinyl picture disc which can be purchased here. You can read about the song’s lyrical content here.

American Spring will be released on May 26th through Spinefarm Records. Their last album, The General Strike, was released in 2012 through SideOneDummy.



Anti-Flag releases lyric video for “Fabled World” off upcoming full-length “American Spring”

Today is the day. True to their word, Pittsburgh punks Anti-Flag have released the first material from their upcoming full-length studio album “American Spring”. The track is entitled “Fabled World”, and you can check it out in a little lyric video right here.

“American Spring” is due out on May 26th through Spinefarm Records. You can also get it on A-F Records, as part of their newly-announced 2015 Record Club. Additionally, Anti-Flag will be releasing a 10-inch EP “Sky Is Falling” on April 28th, with a newly remastered version of “Close Your Eyes” as B-side.

The band’s last record The General Strike was released in 2012 through SideOneDummy.