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Nonstarter (melodic punk) stream new single “Redirect” off upcoming EP “Seasoned Stuntman”

Dallas metal infused skate punk band Nonstarter are streaming a shredding new single from their upcoming album “Seasoned Stuntman.” The tune is called “Redirect” and you can stream it below.

“Seasoned Stuntman” is due out August 31 from Dang! Records. If the band sounds familiar, you might be recognizing the vocals from Shaun Colón, former singer of Samuel Caldwell’s Revenge. 



Introducing the Crapsons’ CrapFest (UK): A Punk Rock All-Dayer of “Friends, Families, and Fellow Idiots”

We’re all about promoting the little guy with a grand plan here at DyingScene and following that train of thought, we though we’d share with you an event that caught our eye recently.

The hopefully ironically-titled CrapFest launches this year in the UK city of Liverpool. The event will take place at the city’s Phase One venue on 25th August and features an eclectic stack of bands looking to leave their stain on the once acclaimed European Capital of Culture. Whereas many all-dayers these days have a clear overarching theme, CrapFest is varied to say the least.

The brainchild of featured two piece Crapsons, Mike and Andy, the event is clearly looking to bring together a host of bands that don’t generally fit into a particular genre/scene; maybe they don’t want to fit with anything. Liverpool has a long history of promoting unique and interesting music and this will be no different.

Headlined by punk rockers Healthy Junkies and featuring the always-raucous Habits, Crapsons themelves, Salt The Snail, and Mr. Ted to name a few, the all-dayer has already sold out of its lower-priced early bird tickets but there are full price ones still available. If you’re keen to get involved in this diverse cluster-fuck of a show, don’t sleep on it!

You can find all ticket and other information for CrapFest here. You can also see the full lineup on the promotional poster below, as well as some words from the team behind the event.



Comminor release video for single “Work Ethics of a Working Girl”

Swedish punks Comminor have just announced they have a new video for their single, “Work Ethics of a Working Girl.”

From Comminor on the new video and single:

We just wanted to say fuck the patriarchy with a song and this is the result. 

The video reflects on stuff we felt writing the song, fucked up new (and old) abortion laws, women getting raped by men that get away with it and a bunch of other vile things. Sadly it’s a long list.

It’s one of the faster and harder songs that will appear on our upcoming album Answering Machine For Broken Dreams that is planned to be released in September 2019.”

Check out the new video below!



DS Exclusive: West Grand stream “Hostage Situation”, next single off upcoming EP

For those who haven’t been following: Paper + Plastick Records has a new band, West Grand, giving off Midwestern cow-punk/punk rock and roll vibes set to release their debut S/T EP digitally on August 9. (Hey, that’s today!) West Grand is based around singer/songwriter Kyle Green (Break Anchor) who takes ownership over depression as an unrivaled motivator, if not heavy-handedly. Coming together with fellow-Break Anchorian bassist Chris Golan, and Shawn Gryzb on drums West Grand previously streamed “Here to Stay” on Dying Scene and today we’re celebrating the EP release with “Hostage Situation”. Stream “Hostage Situation” below.



Might As Well Fest announce first bands for 2019

London’s Might As Well Fest has announced the first stream of acts for it’s fifth edition. The annual event will once again take place at The New Cross Inn over October 18 and 19. As with every year, MIAWF will be supporting a charity with proceeds this time going to Heads Above The Waves.

So far, Weatherstate have been announced as headliners for the Friday, and Crazy Arm for the Saturday. The Burnt Tapes, Fintan Stack, Weblessthismess and Pacer are also among those performing.

Tickets are available here.



Catch 22 to play first show in three years

Jersey ska legends Catch 22 have announced they will be joining Big D and the Kids Table for a show on October 26th. This will be the first show Catch 22 has played since their short run of anniversary shows back in 2016. The band also teased that they may have a few more surprises in store for us. An album? A Tour? A reunion with a fellow ska heavyweight? Who knows?! But if Catch 22 is up to things, that just so happens to be great news for ska fans everywhere.

Head on over here to grab tickets. Check out below for this Dying Scenesters favorite Catch 22 track.

Catch 22 last released Permanent Revolution way back in 2006. Their timeless classic Keasbey Nights is a staple in any ska lovers collection. I was lucky to have the pleasure of seeing Catch 22 on their short run of shows back in 2016, as well as Bid D and the Kids Table a few times, don’t sleep on this show, Big D and Catch 22 will bring the house down. 



Full Album Stream: Strung Out – “Songs Of Armor And Devotion”

Happy Wednesday, boys and girls!

In case you didn’t know by now, Strung Out have a brand-new full length due out Friday on Fat Wreck Chords. It’s called Songs Of Armor And Devotion, and it’s now available to stream in its entirety right here! Check it out!

Songs Of Armor And Devotion is Strung Out’s first full-length since 2015’s Transmission.Alpha.Delta, and follow up last year’s acoustic Black Out The Sky EP in fully-plugged-in, blistering fashion!



CJ Ramone Set To Kick Off Final US Tour

Not sure how we slept on this story until now; probably a severe case of denial on our part. But as I write these words on the evening of August 7, 2019, we’re almost exactly 4 hours away from the first stop on what’s slated to by CJ Ramone‘s final official US tour.

If you’ve been paying attention to the punk rock icon’s social media accounts, you’ve probably noticed that Ramone just wrapped up his last European tour, and he’s been adamant about this upcoming run being his last one Stateside. Dates in Australia and New Zealand are booked in October and November of this year, but then, well…here’s how CJ himself put it via Instagram a couple weeks ago…

“THIS IS MY FINAL TOUR. I WILL NOT BE GETTING IN THE VAN AGAIN AFTER THIS. I WILL CONTINUE TO DO SHOWS, SPECIAL EVENTS, AND RECORD AND RELEASE ALBUMS, BUT MY DAYS OF HITTING THE ROAD ON BIG TOURS IN THE VAN ARE DONE.”

Ramone’s last US run kicks off Friday night in Philadelphia, and runs through the 21st in Denver, Colorado. Support on most of the run comes from Dog Party, and CJ’s backing band on this run includes Street Dogs/The New Darkbuster teammates Pete Sosa and Lenny Lashley on drums and guitar, respectively. Head below to check out the full itinerary!

Ramone is touring in support of his latest (and in my opinion best) solo album, The Holy Spell, which came out back in May on Fat Wreck Chords.



DS Photo Gallery: Bad Religion and Dave Hause, Boston, MA

Any week that allows you to take in multiple shows on a headline tour featuring one of the most iconic punk rock bands of a generation is about the best kind of week you could ask for. And so it was last week when yours truly got to take in not one but two shows on Bad Religion‘s tour in support of their seventeenth (!?!?!) studio album, Age Of Unreason, which dropped back in May on Epitaph Records. If you check this site with any regularity, you’ll know that the first of those shows was the Roadblock Festival in East Providence, Rhode Island, an all-day, outdoor festival show that the iconic Bad Religion closed out. And while a great time was had by all that day, at least from a sentimental standpoint, there’s nothing quite like getting to see one of your favorite bands at a club on your own home turf. You see, a sixteen-year-old Jay Stone would attend his first punk rock show over April vacation of his junior year of high school. It was The Gray Race Tour, and it featured Bad Religion headlining with support from Dance Hall Crashers and Unwritten Law, and the local stop took place at Avalon Ballroom on Lansdowne Street in Boston, and while Avalon isn’t there anymore, it’s since been combined with a couple other local clubs and turned into the House Of Blues, and if you couldn’t guess where I’m going already, this particular show took place at House of Blues and so we’ve made a giant punk rock full circle.

Support on this leg of Bad Religion’s US tour came from Dave Hause and the Mermaid. We’ve obviously been big fans of Hause’s solo career over the last however-many years, and have seen him perform truly solo, accompanied by his brother, and fronting full four- and five-piece bands. So it was a bit of an unexpected surprise (that’s redundant, isn’t it?) to catch the band as one of only a couple shows they were playing as a trio, as Hause’s brother/co-writer/guitar hero Tim was on a scheduled vacation – millennials, man. As he has on each run for the last few years, Kevin Conroy joined on drums while Matt Olsson – normally a drummer whom you may have seen play with the likes of Brian Fallon or Frank Iero – assumed bass duties while the trio blazed through an uptempo set that, if you squinted just right, hearkened back to the early days of The Loved Ones. Hell, they even threw a “cover” of “Jane” in for good measure. While he obviously missed having his brother and right-hand-man on stage, Hause looked like he was having fun prowling the stage and filling in the missing sonic pieces.

Bad Religion hit the stage shortly after 9pm (quick aside – I know it’s passe to say because it’s not, like, supporting the local scene or whatever, but I’ll be damned if a doors-at-7, show-at-8, two-band weeknight bill isn’t the absolute bee’s knees) and immediately dove in to “Them And Us” which, of course, appears in its original form on the aforementioned Gray Race, which I’ll pretend forever was a shoutout to the symmetry yours truly pointed out above. This was my first Bad Religion show of the Jamie Miller On Drums era, and while I have long-since planted my flag atop the “the Brooks Wackerman Era Is The Best Bad Religion Era” hill…Miller can flat out play. He served as the proverbial gas pedal as the band powered through the corners of a twenty-seven-song set that featured songs from more than a dozen albums from the band’s legendary catalog. Brian Baker and Mike Dimkich took turns trading lead guitar licks, Jay Bentley bounded around stage providing thunderous basslines and copious oozin-aahs — talk about guys that look like they’re having fun at this stage of their careers — and Greg Graffin was, well, Greg Graffin. He’s one of the most iconic figures in the annals of punk rock history for a reason, pacing the stage as equal parts poet, professor, and punk rock choir leader. Graffin did spill the beans that next year, Bad Religion will mark their 40th anniversary with another lengthy tour and a book chronicling their legendary career, and it started dawning on me that if one were to try to compose a list of American rock acts that have been are as consistent and vital as Bad Religion have been since the dawn of the Ronald Reagan era, that list might include Bruce Springsteen and…um…hang on a sec…

Anyway, head below to check out our photo gallery from the evening!

 



Neckscars and Goddamnit stream a song each from upcoming split

New York’s Neckscars and Philly’s Goddammit will be releasing a split EP on August 16th, 2019.

To give you an idea of what to expect from the release, each band is streaming one of their songs.  You can check those out below.



SkagHoors (Punk ‘n’ Roll, UK) stream new EP “The Four Play EP”

UK punk ‘n ‘ roll act SkagHoors are streaming their new EP, The Four Play EP, which was released on July 15th, 2019.

You can give it a listen below.  If you like what you hear, the band is offering the whole thing as a pay what you want download.

SkagHoors last released their self-titled album in April 2018.



Gold Bloom (pop-punk, UK) release music video for “Crosshairs”

UK pop-punk act Gold Bloom have released a new music video for their song, “Crosshairs.”

You can check it out below.

“Crosshairs” comes from the bands’ debut EP, At Long Last, which was released on June 3rd, 2019.



Chagrin (San Diego Punk) stream new song “Belgian Lace”

San Diego punk act Chagrin are streaming their new song, “Belgian Lace, which is from their upcoming debut album, Ground Scores.

You can give the song a listen below.

Ground Scores doesn’t seem to have a set release date, but is being put out by Rad Girlfriend Records.



Regional Justice Center (hardcore, WA) stream new track “It Only Gets Worse”

Seattle hardcore act Regional Justice Center are streaming their new song, “It Only Gets Worse,” which comes from their upcoming EP, Institution, that is set to be released on August 16th via Triple B Records.

You can give the song a listen below.

Regional Justice Center last released a split with Wound Man in April 2019.



Time & Pressure (hardcore punk, MO) stream new album “The Gateway City Sound”

St. Louis hardcore punk act Time & Pressure are streaming their new album, The Gateway City Sound, which was released on July 12th, 2019 via Safe Inside Records.

You can give it a listen below.

Time & Pressure last released their demo in August 2018.