Have a watch of Fat Mike discussing the plans below.
Monday, February 11, 2019 at 8:28 AM (PST) by Mike Scott
Have a watch of Fat Mike discussing the plans below.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 1:55 PM (PST) by AnarchoPunk
It’s that time of year again! To kick off 2019, we’re taking a look back at our favorite albums from 2018! We’ll tell you why they were our favorites and play some of the best tracks from those albums. Sound good? Alrighty then! Check out our special 2018 Albums of the Year Episode, below!
Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 7:57 AM (PST) by jaystone
Get ready to get rad, boys and girls; new Teenage Bottlerocket is coming!
When last we heard from the Wyoming punks, they were holed up at the legendary Blasting Room in Ft. Collins, Colorado, to work on new music. That new music turned out to be a brand new full-length called Stay Rad!. It’s due out on March 15th via Fat Wreck Chords. Check out the lead single, “I Wanna Be A Dog,” right here, and while you’re at it, you can pre-order the new album here.
Stay Rad! marks the band’s first album since March 2017’s Stealing The Covers, and their first studio full length of originals since 2015’s Tales From Wyoming (Rise Records).
Monday, January 14, 2019 at 4:57 PM (PST) by nickspit
In August 2018, Face to Face released this reworked retrospective (woah check out the alliteration there) which is somewhat speciously tagged as “Acoustic sessions”. Sure, these versions may be unplugged and slowed down, but the first mournful twangs of steel guitar in opener All For Nothing (Laugh Now, Laugh Later, 2011) let us know this album is going to be more than Trevor Keith and an acoustic guitar. We are treated to 10 tracks, spanning the bands impressive back catalogue, which have been re-imagined and given new life as Americana/country inflected jams. Disconnected (Don’t Turn Away, 1992) starts with Keith solo acoustic before the rest of the band come in on the chorus with a really nice harmony and it’s a super chilled song. Shame On Me (Reactionary, 2000) continues in the same vein and it’s great to hear some of the little fill-in riffs come to the forefront of the song where in the original they are less of a focus. Keep Your Chin Up (Protection, 2016) starts with a jangly riff and settles into a rockabilly feel with the bass and percussion taking the lead during the verses. Next are two songs from 1995’s Big Choice, Velocity and AOK. The former starting with a melancholic Trevor Keith intro, building to a brighter almost euphoric chorus (“Never look down, never look down, just keep my focus straight ahead and try to walk this line”). The latter has a touch of bluegrass going on in the instrumentation with more steel guitar and banjo-esque string picking – it’s very cool. Don’t Turn Away (Over It Ep, 1994) returns to the rockabilly vibe and next track, Blind (Face to Face, 1996), is more laid-back ala Shame On Me. The album closes out with two relatively fast paced efforts for this release, Ordinary (Face to Face, 1996) and Bill Of Goods (How To Ruin Everything, 2002).
Face to Face are closing in on 30 years as a band, albeit with a few line-up changes and a few years of inactivity. It’s heartening to see the attention and love that has been taken in creating this collection. Interestingly, 8 out of 10 of these tunes are on their 2005 retrospective Shoot The Moon so they are obviously songs the band hold in high regard. If you are an existing fan, this album will have you dusting off your old records (or whatever the digital equivalent is of that) and it is well worth checking out for old and new fans alike.
Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 1:47 AM (PST) by Quirijn
It’s not January 1st yet so we reserve the right to continue publishing stories about punk Christmas songs that we were too busy to write earlier.
Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 10:16 PM (PST) by liathdavis
And now, for the announcement that, probably mostly I, but also you all have been waiting for! Camp Anarchy has announced that they’ll be playing host to The Offspring, Rancid, and NOFX and more. The three day festival will take place just outside of Columbus, OH at Legend Valley. Dodgeball, S’mores, craft beers (and yes, they do offer drinking passes so let’s get it on!) and other fun and games over all three days will be offered with day and weekend passes for admission (camping admission separate).
Make sure to check out all the deets here!
Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 12:44 PM (PST) by Chris Doughty
NOFX are bringing their Punk In Drublic festival to Europe in May 2019. Marketed as a ‘music and craft beer festival’, Punk In Drublic began in 2017 on the West Coast of the US. NOFX and Bad Religion will headline a very strong lineup this time around, other acts include Millencolin, Anti Flag, The Interrupters, Lagwagon and Less Than Jake.
This is particularly good news for anyone in the UK planning to attend Slam Dunk Festival. Punk In Drublic will have its own stage at both the Hatfield and Leeds dates. Slam Dunk 2019 already has one of the best lineups of its thirteen year history.
The announcement was made on the NOFX FB page. Check out the dates and locations in the poster above.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 2:30 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
Some members of various Fat Wreck Chords bands recently sat down with Brooklyn Vegan to talk about their favorite albums of the year. Check out the lists from members of Good Riddance, Western Addiction, Night Birds, Direct Hit, and Me First and the Gimme Gimmes here.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 1:00 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
The band’s last album, Dear Friends and Gentle Hearts, was released in 2009 via Fat Wreck Chords.
Leftover Crack put on a command performance for a sold-out crowd in their hometown on December, 3, just a few short days after dropping a new record. Sturg and the gang rocked the hordes of Crack Rock Steady fans at Brooklyn Bazaar into a punk induced sweat laced frenzy touching on all the CRS hits. Stza Crack can be a bit of a prima donna at times but acting as the ringleader of a raucous punk rock circus like the one they put on in the BK, the Crack Daddy had no problem rising to the occasion.
Leftover Crack is being joined on tour by Midwest hardcore legends Negative Approach and New Jersey wildmen Crazy and the Brains, and also had Brooklyn’s Cop/Out and (A)Truth out as local support.
Check out the full show review below.
Friday, December 7, 2018 at 1:00 PM (PST) by AnarchoPunk
Dying Scene Radio is back with a new installment! In this episode, Bobby heads down to the beach for Surf City Blitz Festival to eat some awesome food,watch some dirt bike racing and listen to some fantastic music. Oh yea! He also sat down with the Sultans of Ska, Mad Caddies to talk about growing up in Solvang, how Joey Cape helped kick start their music career and…wine fermentation?? As always, the guys are also bringing you all of the noteworthy scene news that you were probably too lazy to read and play rad new tracks from emerging artists that you were probably too lazy to discover! All of that and much, much more in Episode 12 of Dying Scene Radio, below!
Monday, December 3, 2018 at 3:49 PM (PST) by Mike Scott
If you’re not feeling festive yet, then perhaps Me First And The Gimme Gimmes can help you get into the mood. They’ve released their version of “Santa Baby”.
Have a listen to it below. Then get your copy of that Bad Religion Christmas album out…
Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 9:35 AM (PST) by rick delaney
It’s that time of year again. All your favourite festivals are beginning to announce which acts will grace their stages next year. This week, the stalwarts of the European calendar have each dropped big announcements; with Brakrock Eco Fest and Punk Rock Holiday snagging the likes of PEARS, Propagandhi, and Descendents amongst their huge crowd draws.
Not ones to be outdone, the UK’s Manchester Punk Festival has made its second announcement for the 2019 edition. Joining this year’s show will be a host of legendary and up-and-coming international and domestic acts.
You can check out the rest of the line up, plus all the ticket information below.
Manchester Punk Festival takes place in Manchester, UK, from 19th to 21st April 2019.
Whatever they’re cooking up, it will be the first new music since their “Stealing The Covers” album was released in March, 2017.
We’ll keep you posted as more details are announced.
Monday, November 12, 2018 at 11:13 AM (PST) by rick delaney
One of punk rock’s most recognisable faces has announced the launch of his own fashion line. Fat Mike’s “Fatale” clothing range features dresses, knickers, stockings, and garter belts all apparently aimed at men. The NOFX vocalist and bass player has teamed up with LA-based designer Jessica Louise to make the collection a reality.
Appropriately, Fatale’s slogan on their website is: “Wear what the fuck you want!” Judging by Fat Mike’s hands-on approach to modelling the collection, it’s a maxim that he himself chooses to live by!
It’s the end of a work week; it’s raising a fist; it’s screaming your lungs out—it’s diving headfirst into a hundred sweaty bodies. South Carolina’s Longshot Odds captures the energy and abandon of a raging pit, a marriage of iron-heavy chords and honey-thick leads—the kind of music where the bruising comes with the chorus. Their new EP, Circle the Drain, is a six-song EP from an exciting new voice in punk rock—but what they bring to the table is more than the same old sounds. From the metallic “Challenger,” to the grandiose and cinematic “Movin’ On,” all the way to the bouncey folk of “Blood and Asphalt”—Longshot Odds bring a diversity to their sound practically unheard of in today's skate punk scene. But above all this, Circle the Drain promises deliverance through rock ‘n roll, and Longshot Odds fight tooth and claw to deliver. The EP, out now on Dying Scene Records, can be streamed here.