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DS Photo Gallery: The Dead Milkmen Curate Show at House of Vans Chicago

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House of Vans in Chicago hosted another installment in their periodic House Party series a couple of Thursdays ago (July 12th, if we’re being specific). As always, the events are 18+ and free by RSVP, and this one in particular featured a lineup centered around none other than Dead Milkmen! This provided a chance for Punk Rock Girls of all ages (and Punk Rock Boys as well) to once again sing along with the Philly legends. It was a very laid back time in a space that also doubles as an indoor/outdoor skate park. Attendees were treated to free t-shirts with show’s logo, venue tote bags and buckets full of water bottles to stave off dehydration in what was promised to be and indeed delivered a sweaty good time.

The Dead Milkmen, as you’re undoubtedly aware, hail from Philadelphia, where they got their start in 1983. They have been together on and off since then with the current line up of Joe Jack Talcum (Joe Genaro), Rodney Anonymous (Rodney Linderman), Dandrew Stevens (Dan Stevens); and Dean Clean (Dean Sabatino) having been in operation since 2004. The band hit the stage strong, starting with what is arguably one of their two most popular tunes, “Punk Rock Girl” riling the crowd up to a frenzy. Besides “Punk Rock Girl,” another highlight was “Bitchin’ Camaro” (the other of the arguably most popular tunes), while the whole setlist really consisted of hits including crowd favorites, like “Big Lizard In My Backyard,” “V.F.W.,” and “Tiny Town.”

And as an aside: perhaps the offstage highlight for me was when Joe Genaro and I explained dangerous toys and the reasons us kids from the ’60’s and ’70’s should not be alive, to a younger photographer. I always find that subject slightly amusing. Per this discussion I offered Jarts, Joe brought up Shrinky Dinks. If you are not familiar with either, I recommend looking them up. It was just one example of the band’s co-leader singer and guitarist spending the majority of the evening whilst not on stage, among the crowd, watching the supporting acts and amiably engaging in conversations with fans.

Support acts for this show were curated by the headliners themselves, and featured sets by Los Angeles’ Youth Code, Madison, Wisconsin’s Caustic, and Chicago’s own San Andreas Fault. Per Youth Code’s Facebook, the duo is “raw, punishing, industrious electronics built from the seeds of hardcore and early Wax Trax. Ryan William George and Sara Taylor blend chaos with catchy dance undertones to create a sonic fury paralleled to none.” San Andreas Fault, meanwhile (per their Bandcamp) are described as follows: “The surf-noir instrumental and narrative stylings of the San Andreas Fault began in 1999 in a Chicago steel plant. Founders Robert Spain and Pete Machine cataloged the sound of heartbreak with the 2003 CD “Encantada” and reunited in 2013″

The Dead Milkmen’s last release was their Welcome To The End Of The World EP, which was released last year. You can check out info on their upcoming hometown-adjacent show in Ardmore, PA, here. You can also catch Genaro at a few of his “Joe Jack Talcum” solo shows on the East Coast through September. Check out the details here.



The Dead Milkmen announce new EP “Welcome to the End of the World”

The Dead Milkmen have announced they will be releasing a new EP titled Welcome to the End of the World this fall through Philadelphia label The Giving Groove. 50% of after-tax profits will be donated to non-profit program Girls Rock Philly.

Head over here to pre-order the EP, and stay tuned for more details.

This will be the band’s first release in 3 years, following their 2014 LP Pretty Music for Pretty People.



The Dead Milkmen announce west coast shows

The Dead Milkmen will be making their way over to the west coast for a short run of shows this April. You can check out the dates and locations below.

The band’s latest full-length album Pretty Music For Pretty People was released on October 7th, 2014.



Record Store Day announces Black Friday releases

As the popularity of vinyl continues to increase, so too does the list of exclusive releases for Record Store Day’s Black Friday. Check out the entire list of releases here.

Some of the more notable releases include the 7-inch, The Daytrotter Sessions from Against Me!, a re-release of The Dead Milkmen‘s Big Lizard In My Backyard on colored vinyl, Tune In, Tokyo… from Green Day, and a release from the Ramones, called Morrissey Curates The Ramones.

Record Store Day Black Friday is, as you probably guessed, on Black Friday, which this year falls on Friday, November 28th. Again, check out the full list here, or grab a PDF file of the list here.



Music Video: The Dead Milkmen – “The Sun Turns Our Patio Into a Lifeless Hell”

Legendary punk satirists The Dead Milkmen have premiered a music video for their song “The Sun Turns Our Patio Into a Lifeless Hell”. You can check it out below.

“The Sun Turns Our Patio into a Lifeless Hell” is taken from The Dead Milkmen’s latest album Pretty Music for Pretty People, which came out a week ago (October 7th).



The Dead Milkmen streaming new song – “Make It Witchy”

Legendary punk satirists The Dead Milkmen are now streaming a new song, “Make It Witchy,” off their upcoming album. You can hear the song below.

The band’s new album, Pretty Music For Pretty People, is due out in two weeks (October 7th). You can preorder it right here, and check out a music video for the title track, here.

This will be the first full-length from The Dead Milkmen since 2011’s The King In Yellow.



The Dead Milkmen detail new album “Pretty Music For Pretty People,” post music video for title track

Legendary pop-punks The Dead Milkmen have announced that their upcoming album “Pretty Music For Pretty People” will be released on October 7, 2014. To coincide with this announcement, the band have premiered the music video for the album’s title track.

You can view the music video and track list below.

Pre-orders are available here. The Dead Milkmen’s last full-length release was 2011′s “The King In Yellow.”



Bomb The Music Industry! release cover of “Punk Rock Girl” (Dead Milkmen)

East Coast DIY collective Bomb The Music Industry! have released a cover of the song “Punk Rock Girl.” Stream or download it right here, courtesy of their own label Quote Unquote Records.

The band also just announced a string of eastern US tour dates. Check the full list out here.

And while you’re at it, check out these other cool covers of the same song by MxPx and Diesel Boy.



The Dead Milkmen release “Dark Clouds Gather Over Middlemarch” 7-inch, complete with DIY art project

Legendary pop-punks The Dead Milkmen initially streamed the three tracks from their new 7-inch, “Dark Clouds Gather Over Middlemarch,” at the end of last month. The release is finally available for purchase here: each one comes with a printable, do-it-yourself diorama art project, featuring album artwork and song lyrics. Click here to get your own.

The Dead Milkmen’s last release was 2011’s “The King In Yellow.”



The Dead Milkmen stream three new songs

Oooold school punkers The Dead Milkmen are streaming three brand new songs (“Little Rebel Mine”, “Ronald Reagan Killed The Black Dahlia” and “Dark Clouds Gather Over Middlemarch”) right here.

No details have been officially announced but from the artwork it looks like these tunes will appear on a release titled “Dark Clouds Gather Over Middlemarch”.

The band released their last album, “The King In Yellow” in 2011.



The Specials Cover Week: The Dead Milkmen – “A Message To You, Rudy”

For no real reason other than that we can, this week we’ll be showing you five great songs from various bands covering 2-tone icons The Specials. The band, who formed in 1979, was among the forefront of musicians to push ska music outside of the Caribbean, and their music became a unifying force among racial tensions in the UK in the 1980′s. Watch our previous installments by The Ordinary Boys, Reel Big Fish, and Top Soil here, here, and here, respectively.

Today it’s The Dead Milkmen covering “A Message To You, Rudy,” once again off The Special’s self-titled debut. Click here for both versions of the song.



Free download: The Dead Milkmen -“Fauxhemia”; band to play full album for holiday show

Click here to grab yourself a free download of “Fauxhemia” from this year’s Dead Milkmen reunion album “The King In Yellow.”

The band is set to perform the entire album at their hometown holiday show in Philly. Click here for more information on that show.



Cover Art Battle (December 6th): The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Dead Milkmen, The Maine, more…VOTE NOW!!

Whether bizarre, beautiful, thought provoking, or hilarious, each Tuesday we will present the most interesting album covers from the albums released that week and let you readers vote on which one you think should win “Best Cover Art of the Week!”

We’ve got some pretty solid entries this week (December 6th) from the likes of the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Maine, the Dead Milkmen, Lionize and Ivy League. Start the cover art slideshow here to get a closer look at the artwork.



Random Cover Song: Diesel Boy – Punk Rock Girl (Dead Milkmen)

Cover songs are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get. We here at Dying Scene love hearing punk bands do their own take on other band’s songs. Sometimes they pull off amazing interpretations of old classics, sometimes they’re not much more than humble tributes to a fellow artist, and other times they’re just downright laughable renditions of otherwise great songs. Good or bad. Intriguing or mundane. We’ll let you be the judge.

Today we have 90’s punk favorites and former-Fat Wreck Chords band Diesel Boy covering “Punk Rock Girl” by the Philadelphia punk jokers The Dead Milkmen. Check it out here.

While Diesel Boy has since broken up, The Dead Milkmen got back together to release “The King In Yellow” earlier this year.



The Dead Milkmen stream latest album “The King In Yellow”

Legendary Philly act, The Dead Milkmen, are streaming their latest album”The King In Yellow” in its entirety.

Check it out here.

“The King In Yellow” is  the band’s first set of new material since 1995′s Stoney’s Extra Stout (Pig) and was released last March.