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State Line Records to release Ducky Boys “Dark Days” and The Pinkerton Thugs “The End Of An Era” on vinyl

If we’re all on the same page here (and I take it that we are), we can all agree that the mid-to-late 1990’s were the Golden Age of street punk in the greater Boston area. (Okay, maybe a strong Silver Age at worst.) Two of that Age’s quintessential albums are finally making their way to vinyl for the very first time, thanks to our friends (friend?) at State Line Records.

As the cover photo indicates, one of those releases is “Dark Days,” the sophomore album from The Ducky Boys, initially released in 1998 on GMM Records. The other release is none-other than “The End Of An Era” from Ducky Boys’ friends and frequent collaborators The Pinkerton Thugs (who I guess were technically from southern Maine, but that still counts as greater Boston for purposes of this writing). “The End Of An Era” was initially released on Go-Kart Records in mid-2000, more than a year after it was recorded (and a few months after the band first broke up).

Both albums are in the process of being mastered for vinyl as we speak. Stay tuned for more release information (including pre-order details) as it becomes available. In the meantime, refresh your Ducky Boys/Pinkerton Thugs memories below!

State Line Records releases “Boston’s Burning – Vol. One” compilation (The Ducky Boys, Rebuilder, Trophy Lungs and more)

Pretty awesome new compilation is now available from the good folks (folk, really) at State Line Records. It’s called Boston’s Burning – Vol. 1, and it features a bunch of bands that call Boston’s underground scene home. Music from The Ducky Boys, Rebuilder, Trophy Lungs, The Warning Shots, Diablogato, The Old Edison, Blood Stained Brindle and a bunch more are included. And the best part? You can download it for whatever price you feel is right, though the disclaimer on the site actually encourages you to pay nothing. Who doesn’t like nothing?!?

Check out Boston’s Burning – Vol. 1 below!

DS Photo Gallery: Valentine’s Day Weekend with Chuck Ragan and Cory Branan

Chuck Ragan recently wrapped up a brief northeastern US tour a few days early due to an unfortunate family emergency. The jaunt, which was initially planned as nine shows in nine days, found Ragan supporting his latest release, the stellar-yet-mostly-under-the-radar soundtrack for the video game The Flame In The Flood. If you’ve known the privilege (and I use that word very deliberately) of catching the Hot Water Music co-frontman live over the last handful of years, you’ve no doubt been left in at least some modicum of awe at just how he’s able to relay such honest, hard-working intensity night in and night out. Because of the short distance between a couple of weekend shows on this run, Dying Scene was lucky enough to catch consecutive shows in Providence and Cambridge, each one unique in myriad ways.

As is par for the course in recent years, Ragan was accompanied by his backing band, The Camaraderie. However, even casual Ragan fans are aware that the parts that constitute The Camaraderie are somewhat fluid, this time featuring longtime collaborators Jon Gaunt (fiddle) and Joe Ginsburg (double bass) and more recent collaborator Todd Beene (pedal steel). In spite of the lack of traditional percussion this time out, the four-piece kept the hammer down, plowing through a pair of shows that saw pre-determined individual setlists serve merely as loose guidelines for the bulk of the respective sets.

Both nights found Ragan and pals drawing primarily from The Flame In The Flood soundtrack, as well as his two previous full-lengths, 2014’s Till Midnight and 2011’s Covering Ground (both released on SideOneDummy Records). Each night started and ended in four-piece fashion, with a brief solo, mostly spontaneous solo interlude. Night one (at the sold-out front room at Providence’s Fete nightclub, a venue that featured a soul band and an after-hours dance club also taking place down the hall, providing for an interesting mix of people watching) was slated to include the recent Hot Water Music staple “Drag My Body,” but found Ragan opting for audience requests like “Old Diesel” instead. Night two, at the larger Sinclair nightclub in Cambridge (editor’s note: best venue in the greater Boston area, and it’s not really even that close) was slated to feature the likes of HWM throwback track “God Deciding” but featured “Drag My Body” instead. Both nights saw Ragan firing on all proverbial cylinders, his powerful, vocal-chord-shredding voice serving as the most dynamic instrument to occupy either respective stage.

Serving as direct support on this particular run was the inimitable Cory Branan. Though Branan most notably performs as a solo acoustic act, to refer to him as merely a solo acoustic troubadour does a great disservice to the man’s unique talents. As Lucero’s Ben Nichols pointed out on that band’s track “Tears Don’t Matter Much,” Branan’s “got a way with words that’ll bring you to your knees,” and that’s regardless of the subject matter: love, death, drinking, escape, intimacy, drinking, career failures, meaningless sex, whatever (drinking)…you get the idea. When firing on all cylinders, Branan is witty and funny and edgy, and performs in such a way that gives the impression that the whole damn thing could go wildly, gloriously off the rails at any given second. Both of these nights had their share of such moments (with the Providence performance of set-closer “Girl Named Go” as the most telling example), but largely found Branan in a playful mode, telling stories and interacting with the crowd in a way he couldn’t quite do at the somewhat larger venues he played at when on tour with Brian Fallon a month prior.

Local support on the first night came from Cowboy and Lady, a country and western duo (Jess Powers and Tyler-James Kelly) who sound as though they could be based in Memphis, Tennessee, rather than West Providence, Rhode Island. Highly entertaining pair with deceptively tight melodies woven around Kelly’s at times near-virtuoso guitar playing. Sadly, there are no pictures of said duo in the gallery below. The Cambridge show, meanwhile, featured local support from longtime local scene veteran Mark Lind, most notably of Ducky Boys and Sinners & Saints and The Warning Shots fame. The Red bull aficionado and purveyor of only the sexiest of faces played a set mostly stripped down versions of his bands’ tracks, with a second-tier Rolling Stones’ cover thrown in for good measure because, really, why the hell not.

Thankfully, for your sake, there are pictures of Lind (and Branan and Ragan and Gaunt and Ginsberg and Beene, of course) in the gallery below; check it out here.

DS Exclusive Interview: Rob Lind (Ramallah, Sinners & Saints) talks music, family, and more

On Friday, we brought you the first installment of our interview with Rob Lind (if you missed it, you can read it here).  If you read it, you now know where Rob has been for the past 8 years, and what led him to take such a long hiatus in the first place.

Now, find out where his music is taking him, as he talks about the brand new split between Ramallah and Sinners & SaintsBack from the Land of Nod, which was released this past month on State Line Records.  Read the full interview below.

Sinners & Saints will be playing their first club show in 11 years on Friday, May 29th, in Cambridge, MA.  You can find more info on that here.

Second Boston Firefighter benefit show announced (Street Dogs, Slapshot, Avoid One Thing and more)

Remember that show we told you about the other day where Street DogsDucky BoysLenny Lashley’s Gang of OneThe Welch BoysBurning Streets and Duck & Cover f and a reunited Avoid One Thing (playing their first show in a decade) were coming together to raise money for the official Lieutenant Walsh and Firefighter Kennedy Memorial Fund? We never brought you more ticket information because, well, it sold out in a couple hours.

By popular demand, a second show has been announced, this time at a larger venue. It takes place Thursday, April 23rd at The Sinclair in Cambridge. The lineup for night number two includes Street Dogs, Ducky Boys, Avoid One Thing, Boston hardcore legends Slapshot, and more special guests to be announced soon. Tickets are on sale tomorrow (April 3rd) at Noon Eastern by clicking here.

Avoid One Thing to reunite for Boston Firefighter Fundraiser show w/Street Dogs, Ducky Boys, Lenny Lashley + more

Boston punks Avoid One Thing, founded and fronted by the Mighty Mighty Bosstones‘ bassist Joe Gittleman, have announced plans to reunite for their first show in a decade, and for a great cause.

The band will join a roster that already includes Street Dogs, Ducky Boys, Lenny Lashley’s Gang of One, The Welch Boys, Burning Streets and Duck & Cover for a show to benefit the official Lieutenant Walsh and Firefighter Kennedy Memorial Fund. Walsh and Kennedy, based out of the Engine 33/Ladder 15 house at the famous intersection of Boylston and Hereford Streets, were both killed tragically while fighting a fast-moving fire in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood.

The fundraiser will take place Tuesday, April 22nd at Great Scott in Allston, and will also feature raffle items from Dropkick Murphys, Rancid, Swingin’ Utters, the Boston Bruins, the Boston Red Sox and many more. Stay tuned for ticket info.

Avoid One Thing’s last album, “Chopstick Bridge,” was released via SideOneDummy Records back in 2004.

Interview: Mark Lind of the Ducky Boys talks about “Dead End Streets,” and the road ahead

Boston street punks The Ducky Boys recently released their 5th full-length studio album, “Dead End Streets” on State Line Records.  I got to chat with lead singer/bassist Mark Lind about the new album and the ongoing evolution of their sound after 17 years together.

Check out the interview here.

Swingin’ Utters announce US/Europe tour dates

The Swingin’ Utters announced a bunch more US and European tour dates that’ll keep them busy most of this summer. The Goddamn Gallows serve as support on US dates, in addition to local acts like The Ducky Boys in Cambridge, MA.

The post-Punk Rock Bowling US dates start May 31st in Iowa, while the European dates start July 4th in Germany. Click here for the updated rundown.

Swingin’ Utters are touring in support of “Poorly Formed,” which was released February 19th on Fat Wreck Chords.

The Ducky Boys (Boston Punk) announce new album “Dead End Streets”, stream 3 new songs

Boston punk act The Ducky Boys have announced pre-orders for their new album “Dead End Streets” due out June 4th  through their own State Line Records.

To give you a taste of what’s to come you can stream three songs from the release (“You Don’t Wanna Know Me”, “Enough Of My Time” and “The Time We’re Given”) right here.

The Ducky Boys released an EP entitled “Chemicals” back in May, 2012. Their last full-length was “Chasing the Ghost.” Both releases were put out by State Line.

Interview: “Punk Rock 101” with Jason Messina of the Ducky Boys

“So are we gonna do this fucking interview or what?!” is not the way I’d normally ask a musician to sit for an interview, but The Ducky Boys‘ Jay Messina isn’t the average interviewee; I am lucky enough to also be able to call him a friend. And so we sat down, had a few bloody marys, and started talking about his 18+ years in the Boston music scene. Here’s what happened.

Pinkerton Thugs detail split 7-inch with The Ducky Boys

New England’s Pinkerton Thugs will be releasing their 7″ split with longtime friends Ducky Boys through Jailhouse Records on August 21st.

The release contains new tracks from both bands:

A. Pinkerton Thugs: “Running Through My Veins”
B. Ducky Boys: “Pretty Bad Year”

This follows the bands successful two month summer come back tour, and is a pre-cursor to the upcoming Pinkerton Thugs full length studio release, due out early 2013.

The band is about halfway done with writing for the new album, and two new songs were played frequently on their tour.

Ducky Boys launch Kickstarter campaign to fund new album; pre-order options abound

The Ducky Boys, seventeen-year vets of the Boston punk scene, are already set to begin recording a new full-length album. The band is set to enter the studio next month and finishing things up in September. While they are planning on releasing the album through their own State Line Records, but in order to get the project off the ground, they’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign, complete with loads of pretty rad pre-order options. Check it out here.

The Ducky Boys released an EP entitled “Chemicals” back in May. Their last full-length was January’s “Chasing the Ghost.” Both releases were put out by State Line.


Ducky Boys, Lenny Lashley’s Gang Of One to play Boston booze cruise

Massachusetts punk vets the Ducky Boys are taking their street-punk act out into the Atlantic Ocean. The band are teaming up with Lenny Lashley’s Gang of One (featuring Lenny of Darkbuster) and Cradle To The Grave and shipping out from Boston on a booze cruise later this summer. If you’re going to be in Boston this August, click here to get the rundown on tickets. It’s punk rock…on a boat!

Ducky Boys’ latest full-length, “Chasing The Ghost,” was released in January via their own State Line Records. They also released an EP, “Chemicals,” last week.

The Ducky Boys stream new EP “Chemicals”

Boston punk act The Ducky Boys released their brand new “Chemicals” EP today and you can stream the entire thing right here.

The band released their last full-length album “Chasing The Ghost” on January 17th via their new label State Line Records.

Next Monday the band will be playing at the House of Blues in Boston with Rancid and Madball. Tickets here.

The Ducky Boys to release new digital EP

Punk rockers The Ducky Boys have been keeping busy lately.  Not only have they been touring to support their first album in six years, but now they are also going to introduce a new digital EP.

Pre-orders are going on right now for the EP, Chemicals.  You can get it right here.  Plus, with your pre-order, you can immediately get the download of “Chemicals”, a song from the equally-titled EP.

The EP will be released on other digital outlets on May 15th.

And if you want to check out the guys on tour, check out their tour dates right here.