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Slam Dunk Festival 2020: Punk In Drublic stage returns!

Slam Dunk Festival have announced the second wave of acts for next May’s get together, which also confirms the return of Fat Mike’s Punk In Drublic stage.  NOFX and Pennywise will be gracing the stage with the rest of the line up to be filled out over the coming months.  Elsewhere on the bill Sum 41 and Billy Talent have been added so it’s shaping up to be another great event.



Rancid Announce Fall Tour Dates

Legendary punks Rancid have announced a handful of shows later on this year. Hitting the road in September, Rancid will be joined by some pretty legendary company this time out, as Pennywise, Suicidal Tendencies and The Aquabats will be joining Rancid at various stops on this run of shows.

Check out the full list of dates below.

Rancid latest release was Trouble Maker back in 2017. Pennywise dropped Never Gonna Die last year. 



DS Exclusive: Jim Lindberg Talks Upcoming First-Of-Its-Kind BeachLife Festival, Featuring Willie Nelson, Brian Wilson and More

For moer than three decades, Jim Lindberg’s name has been synonymous not only with the punk scene primarily through his work with seminal SoCal vets Pennywise, but with the surf and sea cultures in Los Angeles’s South Bay as well. And while his “day job” projects like Pennywise and Wraths are still very much active, Lindberg has now lent his talents to a different, more behind-the-scenes role in the music scene: creative director of the upcoming BeachLife Festival.

If you’re not yet familiar, allow me to hum you a few bars. BeachLife is a first-of-its-kind festival taking place in Redondo Beach, California, from May 3rd through 5th. It’s happening outdoors at Seaside Lagoon, a beachfront park right in the heart of the community. As a bonus, BeachLife will also feature more intimate, acoustic performances from some of the festival’s performers that’ll take place not on a large stage but on-board a handful of the boats that’ll be moored in the adjoining harbor. The artists headlining the festival may not be the first performers that come to mind when you hear “Jim from Pennywise is the creative director of this festival.” Instead, it features some down-right legendary artists from across the musical landscape of the last fifty or sixty years: acts like Willie Nelson, Brian Wilson, Bob Weir, and Ziggy Marley.

We recently caught up with Lindberg over the phone from LA, where he was helping put the final preparatory touches in the lead-up to the festival. We spoke not only about the unique position that he finds himself in as a longtime performer at festivals around the world, but about just how much work went in to getting a massive, three-day festival off the ground. It all started with Allen Sanford, a local promoter who also happens to run the Hermosa Beach club Saint Rocke. “(Saint Rocke) is only about a 300-seater, but (Sanford) also started doing these concerts on the beach for Hermosa Beach, and he had a lot of good bands come down and play for them,” explains Lindberg. “A lot of mellower stuff, like Pepper, Revolution, Everclear…bands that would get by the city council’s purview. They didn’t want any bands like Pennywise coming down and playing, that’s for sure!

After a decade of putting on such shows in Hermosa Beach, 2019 finds Sanford focusing his efforts on the next beach down the coast: Redondo. They found an ideal venue in Seaside Lagoon, essentially a parking lot located right near what used to be the renowned Fleetwood nightclub that played home to many an early Black Flag/Circle Jerks/X/Germs show nearly four decades ago. The new spot allows for an even bigger event and some bigger artists than its Hermosa Beach predecessors. When it came time to put a lineup together, Lindberg notes that even though Redondo Beach was cool with the festival coming to town, prevailing wisdom was still to tread lightly with the type of acts that would be involved. Explains Lindberg: “Once you get that keystone artist… and for our case, it became Willie Nelson and Brian Wilson – the cool thing is there’s a ton of bands who look up to artists like Willie Nelson and Brian Wilson, and once we got them to open up their schedules and take a chance with this festival, all these other artists started lining up.” Those “other artists” that Lindberg refers to includes a cross-section of artists like Grace Potter, Everclear, Slightly Stoopid, Violent Femmes, Berlin (yes, THAT Berlin) and Chevy Metal, which features Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins. For Lindberg, the hope is to not only continue BeachLife for years down the road, but to bring a little more of his personal musical wheelhouse to the table. “In successive years, if we should be lucky enough to keep doing this,” he notes,”we want to get a lot more edgy bands, some punk bands, on there. We just have to ease into that with the city.”

Lindberg views the BeachLife Festival not only as a way to bring live music back to the South Bay, but to help promote a variety of causes that are near and dear to his heart. Lindberg has long championed the idea of using his platform as a means to raise awareness to issues that effect his local community and lifestyle, most notably when he  served on the Board of Directors for the Surfrider Foundation, a charity that’ll be in attendance at BeachLife. “Growing up at the beach and being a lifetime surfer, I definitely wanted it to be a situation where we were giving back to the beach community,” says Lindberg. “We have Surfrider Foundation involved. Also Life Rolls On, which is Jesse Billauer’s foundation for people in wheelchairs and getting them out surfing and into ocean therapy and things like that. Also, Five Gyres, which is involved with reducing the amount of plastic in our oceans, so we have all these great causes we’re working with, and at the end of the day, we’re just trying to put on a really cool festival at the beach with some really great artists and give back to the community.”

Head below to check out our full chat with the great Jim Lindberg – including what it’s like to be in the situation where you have to get the local police department on board with your outdoor festival idea, which is not necessarily the easiest task when you’re the same guy that sang “Fuck Authority.” You can also head here to check out the full rundown on BeachLife, including where to find tickets!



Gnarlytown: Bikes, Boards & Bands announces first round of bands

Gnarlytown: Bikes, Boards & Bands, a new festival featuring he ultimate mashup of action sports, punk rock, and craft beer tasting has announced it will be taking place on Saturday June 22nd at LA Waterfront Berth 46 at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, CA.

The lineup will include Pennywise, Rancid, Off!, Madball, Action Bronson, and more.  You can check out all the details of the festival here.



The Bash Festival announces dates and lineups

The Bash music and craft beer festival has just announced it’s upcoming dates and lineups.  The festival will include acts such as Rancid, Pennywise, Suicidal Tendencies, L7, Madball, and more.

You can check out all the dates and locations below, and you can head here for all the festival details, including which lineups will be at which stop.



Bad Religion, Pennywise & Rancid to lead Scallywag Festival

The Scallywag Festival is back for its third year! The day-long music and craft beer festival will be hosted in 5 cities this year and headlining the shows will be Bad Religion, Pennywise and Rancid.

Other artists playing the festival include The Interrupters, Mad Caddies, Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake, Hepcat, and many more!

See below for dates and cities.  You can find out more information about the festival at the Scallywag website.



Stream the new Pennywise album “Never Gonna Die”

It’s getting late down here in Africa but I’m a little disappointed my team of DSers missed this story earlier so sometimes you just gotta take matters into your own hands… If you haven’t heard it yet, I invite any of you punks who at one point in your lives enjoyed Pennywise to check out “Never Gonna Die” below. It’s the first album with original vocalist Jim Lindberg back on vocal duty in over a decade and it does not disappoint.



Pennywise stream “Won’t Give Up the Fight” off upcoming coming album

Pennywise is streaming “Won’t Give Up the Fight” off their upcoming album, “Never Gonna Die.” It will be their first album with original vocalist Jim Lindberg since 2008’s “Reason to Believe.”

Check out “Won’t Give Up the Fight” below!



Pennywise streams new song “Live While You Can” off upcoming album “Never Gonna Die” (it’s good!)

I have to admit, I was a little “meh” when I listened to the first single Pennywise streamed from their upcoming come-back album “Never Gonna Die.” Being the first new Lindberg fronted Pennywise material in over a decade I had high hopes but the track just didn’t do much for me. I’m happy to say, however, that with this second single, they’ve completely redeemed themselves! “Live While You Can” is the Lindberg Pennywise track I’ve been waiting to hear for over ten years and I recommend you give it a listen at peek volume below.

“Never Gonna Die” will be released April 20th via longtime home Epitaph Records.

“Never Gonna Die” will serve as a follow-up to 2014’s retrospective album Yesterdays. Before that the band had released “All Or Nothing” with Zoli Teglas on vocal duty during a temporary rift with Lindberg.



Pennywise and Strung Out announce Ontario and Quebec tourdates

Tuesday morning Canadianity check in. Pennywise and Strung Out have announced a string of shows in Ontario and Québec. It’s not often Pennywise or Strung Out make the trek to this part of Canada so move quick on tickets or be left wondering what could have been.

Check out below for a full list of dates.

Pennywise recently announced they will be releasing a new album Never Gonna Die, out April 20th. Strung Out have recorded an acoustic album Black Out the Sky, out May 11th. 



Pennywise announce new album “Never Gonna Die”, streams title track

Aaaaand, it’s finally here. The first new Jim Lindberg fronted Pennywise album to be released in 10 years! The band has just announced that on April 20th they will be releasing “Never Gonna Dia” via longtime home Epitaph Records. Get yourself fired up by streaming the album’s title track while you read through the band’s upcoming tour dates below.

“The goal of the song is to try and get young people to finally say enough, and that the system isn’t working,” Lindberg states. “It’s going to take a massive evolutionary shift in consciousness to change it, starting with the youth, because unless we do, we’ll just have more of the same carnage we’ve seen happening all over the world reincarnated with every new generation.”

“Never Gonna Die” will serve as a follow-up to 2014’s retrospective album Yesterdays. Before that the band had released “All Or Nothing” with Zoli Teglas on vocal duty during a temporary rift with Lindberg.



Punk In Drublic festival heads to Europe in June

Punk In Drublic will be hitting Europe this June. The fest will have six dates with stops in Germany, Austria, Italy, and Slovenia. Headliners include NOFX, Bad Religion, and Pennywise. You can find the full lineup, dates and cities below!



Pennywise announce tour dates with Strung Out

Southern California punk veterans Pennywise will be going on tour in North America and Canada in March with Strung Out. The dates and locations are below.

The tour comes in anticipation of a new Pennywise album, which is due for release this spring and will serve as the follow-up to 2014’s Yesterdays. Strung Out also have a new album on the way, as well as an acoustic EP, titled Black Out the Sky, which was announced nearly a year ago.



DS Exclusive: My Year in Photos 2017 (Meredith Goldberg)

2017 provided me many great opportunities to document the punk rock scene. Most especially, the punk rock scene in my adopted city of Chicago. For my compilation of my favorite images of 2017, I am including a mix of my faves from both veterans bands well known nationally and even internationally; and upstart groups grinding out their place in the punk rock world. I also am including images both published here, heretofore not featured in any online or hard copy publications. These were exciting and compelling shows. If you see any of these bands (hover over pictures in the gallery to catch the names) coming through your city, town; or general area I suggest checking them out! Check out the full gallery below!



Pennywise finish new album, spring 2018 release expected

Pennywise guitarist Fletcher Dragge recently told OC Weekly that the band has finished recording their long-awaited new album, soon to be mixed for a potential spring 2018 release. He stated:

“It’s already done, just waiting for it to be mixed. We have about 15 songs in the can. One of them is called “American Lies,” if you want some inspiration it’s right there, a song Jim wrote and I think you can probably figure out what the song is about from the title alone. We’ve got a raging fast album that I feel like is our best work since Full Circle and Straight Ahead. We’re able to go back to the old school vibe and that’s hard to do. Bands try to go back and recreate their first or second albums and somehow this time we stumbled across an old formula that really worked. It’s aggressive and has a lot of cool lyrics. We’re looking forward to getting it out there around March. We don’t have a title for it yet but we’re meeting this week to put the finishing touches on it and get another one out there for the masses.”

Pennywise’s recent most recent album, Yesterdays, was released in 2014 on Epitaph. The band last released the compilation album, Nineteen Eighty Eight, in May 2016 via Hardline Entertainment.