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Tilt to reunite for Lookouting festival

Bay Area punks Tilt are reuniting once again for Lookouting festival on New Year’s Day (January 1st, 2017), which celebrates the defunct indie label Lookout! Records and will take place at 924 Gilman Street in Berkeley, California. It will be Tilt’s second reunion show, following last year’s Fat Wrecked for 25 Years.

It is not known if there will be more shows or new material under the Tilt name, but we’ll keep you posted as more details on their future come to light. The band last released the compilation album, Been Where? Did What?, in 2001 through Fat Wreck Chords.



The Smugglers reuniting for Lookouting at 924 Gilman

Grant Lawrence of Vancouver’s The Smugglers has announced that his band will play their first show in over 12 years at an event scheduled for the historic 924 Gilman venue called “The Lookouting.”

The Berkley, CA show will feature a number of veteran acts from the now-defunct Lookout Records family performing between January 6th and 8th of 2017.

Click below for more information on what the band has been up to since they hung up the cleats.



The Lookouts to release “Spy Rock Road (And Other Stories)”

The Lookouts, the California punk band featuring Lookout Records founder Larry Livermore and a pre-Green Day Tré Cool, will be getting the remastered compilation album treatment next week thanks to the fine folks over at Don Giovanni Records. The collection will be titled Spy Rock Road (And Other Stories), and it will feature the band’s 1989 album Spy Rock Road, their 1990 EP Mendocino Homeland, their 1991 EP IV (which feature Billie Joe Armstrong on second guitar and back-up vocals), select compilation appearances, and a track from the band’s 1985 demo.

You can stream the band’s previously unreleased (and quasi-cover) of “California/Mendocino” below.

Spy Rock Road (And Other Stories) will be released on March 10, 2015. You can order your copy here.



Watch “Turn-On, Tune-In, Lookout!” DVD in full (The Queers, Mr. T Experience, Squirtgun)

Someone has uploaded the entire “Turn-On, Tune-In, Lookout” video compilation DVD. It features music videos from The Queers, Mr T ExperienceSquirtgun and more.

You can watch it below.



Interview: Larry Livermore (Lookout Records founder) on the current state of the punk scene

As co-founder of the seminal (yet now-defunct) powerhouse label Lookout Records, Larry Livermore was at the epicenter of the groundswell that was the 1990s pop-punk scene. Lookout helped foster the careers of a generation of bands, and brought you music by the likes of Operation Ivy, Screeching Weasel, Squirtgun, The Queers and The Mr. T Experience. Oh, and Green Day.

So who would Larry sign if he were starting his own label now, 25 years after the foundation of Lookout? AMP Magazine asked him just that. Fans of Emily’s Army, Dear Landlord, The Copyrights and The Dopamines, you’re in luck. Click here to read the full interview.

Larry hand-picked the sixteen tracks on “The Thing That Ate Larry Livermore,” a comp being released by Adeline Records tomorrow (May 29th). Click here to see the track list.



The Best Lookout! Records tracks, as chosen by Dr. Frank Portman (The Mr. T Experience)

If you’re of a certain age like some of our more ‘senior’ editors here at Dying Scene, your formative punk listening years were heavily influenced by bands from the late, great Lookout! Records. The Berkeley-based pop-punk label launched the careers of bands like Green Day, Screeching Weasel, The Queers and Operation Ivy before falling on hard times and officially shuttering at the beginning of this year.

To honor the label’s legacy, Spin Magazine caught up with Dr. Frank Portman, frontman for this writer’s favorite Lookout! band The Mr. T Experience, to compile a list of the 20 best songs from the Lookout! catalog. Dr. Frank hand-picked nineteen of the tracks and did a damn fine job (although leaving out Squirtgun’s “Social” borders on criminal neglect). Click here to check it out and get nostalgic!



Lookout Records releases official statement on closing

Lookout Records has released an official statement regarding Ted Leo’s recent blog post, confirming that they are indeed shutting down, after almost 25 long years of releasing punk music from bands such has Green Day, Operation Ivy, Alkaline Trio, and so many more.

The label has not released new material since 2005, and went through a major financial restructuring period in 2008, but are finally being forced to call it quits. Read the official statement here.



Lookout Records is officially out of business (wait, they were still IN business?)

Some shocking news today, punk fans.  Long standing punk label Lookout Records has just closed its virtual doors for good.  But that’s not the shocking news.  The shocking news is that they were actually still in business in the first place.  For anybody who grew up in the early 90’s listening to punk there was no way in hell you didn’t know about Lookout.  They were where Green Day got their start, and they put out that Operation Ivy album every single one of you should have in your CD collection.  Sooo many bands put out albums through Lookout back in the day.  They were HUGE, and then they just sorta disappeared (apparently a lot of it was due to them losing the rights to the Green Day releases).  I, like many of you, had thought the label was officially extinct long ago so it was news to me when label owner Ted Leo posted this official statement up on his blog proclaiming the discontinuation of Lookout Records.

Well, R.I.P. Lookout.  It was nice knowing you when.



Green Day blames analog tapes for missing Lookout material in upcoming Rock Band game

greenday1The recently released track listing for Green Day‘s edition of Rock Band left out tracks from the legendary Lookout albums Klerpunk! and 1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours. A few fans expressed resentment at the absences, so drummer Tre’ Cool went on record with Gameinformer to explain.

“We wanted to get stuff from 39/Smooth and Kerplunk! on there, too, but the tapes are really old. I don’t know if you know about analog tapes, but to transfer them you need to play them. They are kind of stuck together right now. You have to “bake” them, and then you have one chance to run it over the machine to transfer it to make stems. Once it hits the head, it comes off the other side shredded. We’re making sure we have the right dudes to do it. We’re actually booking it; there’s one place in Burbank that still does it. We’re going to bite the bullet and shred our old tapes and put it to digital.”

You can check out the full interview here. Green Day: Rock Band hits stores on June 8th.