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10 Punk/Ska Songs That Will Improve the Quality of Your Life (curated by Dying Scene editor Screeching Bottlerocket)

Though I may not be nearly as important as Dying Scene founder David Samuel Buckmaster, I am still pretty important.  Okay, I’m probably not but that’s beside the point!

You clicked on this post because you wanted to listen to some fine compositions of the punk rock and ska-punk variety recommended by one of Dying Scene’s prestigious editors, correct?  Well, you can do so below.

Full Album Stream: Jetty Boys – ‘Singles Collection’

Earlier this week the Jetty Boys released Singles Collection, their aptly titled singles compilation, and now you can stream the entire thing below. If you like what you hear, the album is available to purchase through the Urban Pirate Records Bandcamp page.

Jetty Boys released their latest full-length album Let ‘Er Rip! on August 7th, 2013 through Kid Tested Records.

Jetty Boys to release “Singles Collection” LP

Sheboygan, Wisconsin pop-punk act Jetty Boys have announced plans to release a new LP featuring tracks from split EPs and 7-inch records they’ve put out over the years, in addition to 4 brand new songs.

The LP’s set to be released on September 30th through Urban Pirate Records. Check out the tracklist below, and head over here to get your pre-orders in.

Jetty Boys released their latest full-length album Let ‘Er Rip! on August 7th, 2013 through Kid Tested Records.

DS Show Review/Photo Gallery: Punk Rock Grillout: Direct Hit!, Galactic Cannibal (last show ever), Jetty Boys

This is likely the last “review” that will ever by written for a Galactic Cannibal show, because the Milwaukee punks are officially done, over, no more, kaput. But before packing it in, they decided to go out with a bang with one last show, a Punk Rock Grillout at Borg Ward in Milwaukee, with Direct Hit!, Population Control, Jetty Boys, Soup Moat, Foreign Laws, Manger Danger, and Skategoat.

Not being from the Milwaukee area at all, I had never been to Borg Ward, and I had no idea what I was in for. In short, it was a dump. Ceiling tiles were missing, there was only one “bathroom”, the “stage” consisted of either one of two seemingly random spots where gear was set up, mic stands were held up with tape (if they stayed up at all), the vocals were hard to hear at times, it was hot as hell with no air moving through… and it was all perfect. This is exactly how I like shows to be; no gates, no big stages, no backstage where bands can disappear to once they’ve done their thing. It was all up close and personal, and is exactly what I’d want from a Galactic Cannibal show. As for the show itself, it’s everything I have come to expect from DH!/GC, plus so much more. With that being said, read the full review and check out the photo gallery below.

I’m not going to lie, I was a little late to this. I apologize for that, and I’m ashamed. But hey, I drove a long way to get there, and my wife and I had never had the chance to see Milwaukee, so we did some exploring and grabbed some food and beer before the show. When we got to the venue, I had to drive around the block a few times to make sure I was in the right place. But after looking into the alley behind the address, I could tell I was. A whole bunch of punks were standing around outside, smoking cigarettes and drinking beer, and there was a tent set up where Galactic Cannibal frontman Peter Woods was grilling up burgers and hot dogs.

I caught a few songs from most of the opening bands, who all had some great energy, but I’ll admit, it was mostly too hardcore for this pop/skate-punk fan (please, feel free to ridicule me or whatever). The first band I was really looking forward to was Jetty Boys. This was my first time seeing them, and they did not disappoint. They ripped through their set, barely stopping for anything. Singer/guitarist Drew Fredrichsen even played part of one song from on the toilet. Fast, poppy, catchy, describe it how you will, it was a fun set for sure.

Jetty Boys

For many, the main attraction was Galactic Cannibal, it being their last show and all. That being said, they played right in the middle of the whole night, which really seemed to fit perfectly with the band’s short-lived career. Once they were set up, Peter Woods walked up to me and said simply, in a voice that gave the impression he was in some sort of a trance, “I will run into you.” He then proceeded to say the same thing to three or four more people next to me at the front of the “stage”. It turns out he was not lying one bit, because as soon as the music hit, it was chaos, with people smashing into me from behind, and Woods coming from my front. It was great.

Galactic Cannibal

When it came time for Direct Hit! to start, the room was basically empty, but that didn’t last long. People outside quickly gathered around all sides of the “stage” for what is always a great show. Jetty Boys bassist Eric Mahnke filled in on bass, and Steve Maury played guitar, with Devon Kay out on the road with one of his other (awesome) bands, The Fur Coats. Direct Hit! shows are usually a blur for me, and this one was no different. At the end of the set, I usually can’t tell you which songs they played when, but I can tell you I had one of the greatest times ever at a show. I’ve seen the band play live five times now, and it seems like each time I see them, it’s the best set I’ve ever seen. If you’ve never seen them live, do yourself a favor and make sure you don’t miss them the next time they’re anywhere near you (or in my case, nowhere near, but still close enough). Galactic Cannibal drummer (and gracious host of the show) Ryan Bollis stole the show at the end of set, charging in from the crowd, stealing the bass drum and throwing it onto the floor, then kicking over the rest of the drum kit. What a way to end a great night!

Direct Hit!

Jetty Boys announce ‘Singles Collection’ compilation

Wisconsin pop punk act Jetty Boys have announced that they will be releasing a new compilation album through Urban Pirate Records. The compilation, appropriately titled Singles Collection will gather all of the band’s 7″ tracks, plus a few extra tunes.

Pre-orders for the record have been made available as a crowd-funding campaign alongside three other Sheboygan, WI-based acts. You can check that out here.

Jetty Boys last released Let ‘Er Rip! on August 7th, 2013 through Kid Tested Records.

Full Album Stream: Jetty Boys – “Let ‘Er Rip!”

Wisconsin pop-punk act Jetty Boys are streaming their new album “Let ‘Er Rip!” in its entirety.

You can check it out right here.

“Let ‘Er Rip!” was released on August 7th through Kid Tested Records.

Direct Hit! announces summer East Coast tour with Jetty Boys and Dee Cracks

Milwaukee pop punk band Direct Hit! have just announced a a slew of tour dates with Dee Cracks and Jetty Boys. The guys will kick off the tour in Michigan, before heading around the East Coast and Canada, with a final stop in Texas.

You can check out a complete list of tour dates and locations here.

Direct Hit! are currently finishing up work on their forthcoming album, “Brainless God”, which is set to be released in July through Red Scare Records.

Parasites, Jetty Boys, BraceFace, and the Outrights stream 4-way split

Pop punk acts Parasites, Jetty Boys, BraceFace and The Outrights have each contributed a new, exclusive track to a new 7″ which you can stream right here.

The 7″ was just released on Eccentric Pop Records.

Masked Intruder, Direct Hit!, Jetty Boys, The Moguls announced for 1st Annual Wisconsin Punk Fest

Details have been released regarding the first annual Wisconsin Punk Fest, featuring an all-star Wisco cast of Masked Intruder (Madison), Direct Hit! (Milwaukee), Jetty Boys, Whisky Pig, and The Moguls (Madison)

The one-night, all-ages rager will be at The Majestic Theatre in Madison on Friday, January 11th. Check out the Facebook event page here.


Album Review: Dan Vapid and the Cheats / Jetty Boys Split 7″

When I first hit play on the Dan Vapid and the Cheats / Jetty Boys split 7” it instantly resurrected memories of drinking 40’s in the parking lot behind all-ages venues and ditching class to go to In-N-Out burger with the stereo turned up to 11 blasting Screeching Weasel or Rhythm Collision. But it isn’t just nostalgia that makes this record so good to me.  Nostalgia fades quickly when you realize that the original was not nearly as good as you remember it (have you actually watched Thundercats or Airwolf lately? Terrible!) This record is clearly the work of seasoned pop-punk veterans.

Dan Vapid and the Cheats kick it all off with “One More Chance”, a Ramones-ey rock n’ roller with sneering vocals and a singalong chorus. “Part of the Noise” is a later Descendence-y kick drum and ride cymbal driven burner originally by the band Pointed Sticks. At first the synth part seemed out of place, by the 3rd or 4th listen I appreciated the addition. Dan Vapid proves again that he is a grand-master of the pop-punk school.

As good as the Cheats’ side is, this is definitely not a one-sided split, like too many are.

The Jetty Boys are the latest addition to a long line of most-excellent Wisconsin punk bands (Boris the Sprinkler!), and they do their antecedents proud with these two burners. “Not Even Close” is a 1,029 era Green Day ripper with more hooks than a Japanese whaling Fleet. “Jimmy” is another super-catchy tune (also) with shades of early Green Day. (originally performed by The Roman Line.) Just when you thought this tune couldn’t possibly be any more of an ear-worm, the breakdown hits with a new singalong refrain, which builds into a fugue as the chorus is added in, then the guitar lead,  and by the end every hook in the song is playing all at once. It’s like a perfect storm of pop-punk songwriting, which culminates in a cymbal-grab ending. Perfect.

Both bands play with the zeal and freshness of your first band, but coupled with songwriting talent gleaned only through years of practice. Pay attention to this record, you young “pop-punk” bands. THESE guys are showing you how it’s done. Four and a half stars (this is about as high as my scale goes for anything but Abbey Road or Quadrophenia).

Dan Vapid and the Cheats / Jetty Boys stream upcoming split 7-inch

Dan Vapid and the Cheats (featuring members of the Methadones and Screeching Weasel) will be officially releasing a split 7″ with Jetty Boys next week through Merman Records but you can stream the entire thing right now, right here.

Pre-order the album here.

Dan Vapid and the Cheats released their debut, self titled album last October and you can stream/purchase it on their bandcamp.

Direct Hit! hits Europe on tour for the first time

For the first time ever, Milwaukee pop-punkers Direct Hit! will tour overseas.  They’ll start their tour on May 12th in Belgium.  Check out the full list of tour dates here.

The band’s last releases were a split 7″ with Jetty Boys through Good Land Records and a split 12″ with Hold Tight through I Hate Punk Rock Records.  And coming up next year, Direct Hit! plans to release a new full-length album.  We’ll keep you posted.

Album Stream: Jetty Boys/Boys Club split “Jetty Boys Club”

Sheboygan pop-punkers Jetty Boys and Long Island’s Boys Club are streaming their new split “Jetty Boys Club” which you can check out here.

The split was released via I Hate Punk Rock Records.

Stream/Download: Direct Hit! and Jetty Boys split

Wisconsin pop-punk act Direct Hit! and Sheboygan pop-punkers Jetty Boys recently recorded a split EP together. You can check it out on Direct Hit’s bandcamp and if you like what you hear, download it as well.

Direct Hit! last released their debut full length “Domesplitter” through Kind Of Like Records.

Dan Vapid and The Cheats announce 7″ split with Jetty Boys

Dan Vapid and The Cheats (members of Methadones, Screeching Weasel) have announced their upcoming 7″ split record with Wisconsin pop-punk band Jetty Boys, to be recorded in November.

Dan Vapid and The Cheats are set to play Riot Fest 2011 with hardcore punk veterans 7 Seconds.