Recorded over the course of 3 special evenings at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA, Live Vol. 2 spans the entire Anti-Flag catalog and catapults you from your headphones straight into the circle pit. Known for their raucous live show, Anti-Flag deliver in kind with this first volume of live tracks.
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Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 7:14 AM (PST) by Johnny X
Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 5:54 AM (PST) by rick delaney
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!
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.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 9:10 AM (PST) by jaystone
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!
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 2:38 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
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.
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 2:20 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
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.
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 2:01 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
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.
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 12:08 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
The band is streaming the first song off the album, so you can check out “As I Bleed” below.
All Eyes West lest released Doomer in January 2015.
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 6:43 AM (PST) by Mike Scott
Isle of Wight, UK street punk trio Grade 2 have signed to Hellcat. The band are to release their third album, Graveyard Island, via the label on October 11th. The album was produced by Tim Armstrong himself.
To mark the announcement, a video for the title track from the album has been released. Have a watch below.
Monday, August 5, 2019 at 3:51 PM (PST) by jaystone
For many people in the West, knowledge of the punk rock scene in Russia and the former Soviet Union starts and ends with Pussy Riot and maybe Svetlanas and probably Gogol Bordello who are technically from New York. As you should expect, however, a part of the world that has long been ruled by authoritarian regimes of all makes and models has, in fact, been a breeding ground for a turbulent, defiant subculture and spawned several generations of punk rock bands in myriad different, sometimes unconnected, scenes.
Massachusetts native Alexander Herbert spent several years off an on chronicling the Russian punk rock world, and has penned a compelling dissertation as a result. It’s called What About Tomorrow? An Oral History of Russian Punk From The Soviet Era To Pussy Riot, and it’s due out in September through Microcosm Publishing.
You can pre-order the book here – I highly recommend it – and you can head below to find out where Herbert will be speaking and promoting the book near you. His book tour kicks off September 26th in Buffalo, and dates are scheduled through February in Atlanta, with a West Coast swing to follow.
Monday, August 5, 2019 at 3:27 PM (PST) by jaystone
The last weekend in July marked the maiden voyage of a new New England-based punk rock experience. It’s called the Roadblock Festival, and it took place outside at Bold Point Park in East Providence, which serves as Rhode Island’s largest outdoor concert venue and comes complete with views of the Narragansett Bay and the sunset over the state capital. It’s not the best run venue, but my personal feelings about staff communication deficiencies aside, it’s a pretty picturesque place to take in a punk rock show when the weather cooperates. This particular show featured a diverse lineup, food trucks, wrestling, and a late-arriving crowd that allowed show-goers the opportunity to spread out and seek a little shade from the midsummer sun.
For traffic and parking-related reasons, we arrived shortly after our beloved Rebuilder took the stage. They band were playing with a bit of a retooled lineup; with co-frontman Craig Stanton out of town, Sal Ellington and bassist Daniel Carswell were joined by regular drummer Brandon Phillips on guitar and vocals and by Choke Up’s Harley Cox filling in on drums. It was a high-energy, well-received set that was certainly worthy of taking place later in the afternoon. They were followed out of the chute by a back-to-back pair of legendary acts: Cro-Mags and HR from Bad Brains. Technically speaking, the former was “Cro-Mags JM,” the John Joseph/AJ Novello version of the influential NYHC band. HR performed a half-hour set of punk-infused reggae songs with a band that was heavy and airtight in spite of a relative few shows under their collective belts.
Next up came Portland, Maine’s Roseview, a five piece post hardcore band who are, admittedly, not my speed. A band that are my speed, The Old Firm Casuals, came next. Making their first and only New England appearance as a four-piece – lead guitarist Gabe Gavriloff joined in the four-ish years since OFC were last here, the quartet overcame a handful of bizarre, REd Hot Chili Peppers-infused technical difficulties to buzzsaw a way through forty minute set of rock solid street punk rock-and roll. In one of the more interesting musical segues of the day, they were followed by Charly Bliss, the four-piece New York-based band who were wrapping up two successful months of world touring in support of their latest synth-pop-infused release, Young Enough.
The Menzingers played the event’s penultimate set as the sunlit portion of the day’s festivities came to an end. By that point, the bulk of the late-arriving crowd had finally descended upon Bold Point Park, and Philadelphia’s beloved sons were met with a barrage of crowd-surfers and thrown beer cans from the opening tones of their hour-long set. Bad Religion closed out the night in flawless fashion. I’m frequently left in awe that a band that’s been around literally as long as a band as I have as a person (editor’s note: I turn 40 next month) can sound just as vital and important and energetic as ever. This is punk rock, not the Beach Boys or a Grateful Dead cover band (both of whom would occupy this stage in the next week), yet on their recently-released Age Of Unreason full length, and more importantly in their live show, Bad Religion keep showing the rest of us how it’s done.
Monday, August 5, 2019 at 6:02 AM (PST) by Tom Aylott
Funeral For A Friend have announced two shows to raise funds for friend and fan of the band Stuart Brothers.
The shows will focus on the band’s earlier material, reuniting members of the band present in their earlier years.
The shows dates are October 28th and 29th at Cardiff Globe and London Shepherd’s Bush Empire respestively.
A full statement from the band can be seen below.
The shows go on general sale this Friday.
Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 11:36 PM (PST) by Goldfinger
Atlanta-based emo-punks Microwave have released a video for the title track off their upcoming album Death Is A Warm Blanket. The video features some twitching, I’m going to say roadkill? Those sketchy rainbow bars the TV would air at the end of the broadcast day, and some shots of the band.
Check it out below.
Microwave’s new album Death Is A Warm Blanket is due out September 13th on Pure Noise Records. They have announced a run of shows, which you will find below the video.
Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 10:52 PM (PST) by Goldfinger
Vicious Mistress Records is streaming their latest compilation album Skunx! When Punk and Ska Collide Vol. 3″. Featuring fifteen ska tracks from largely unknown ska band’s, how can you not be excited? There are more than a few gems on this compilation.
Check out the album below.
Vicious Mistress Records is based out of Connecticut and in my humble opinion one of the best labels when it comes to compilation albums, introducing the masses to new music constantly. So give the new compilation a listen.