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Iconic Minneapolis punk venue Triple Rock closes; this is my eulogy

The Triple Rock, owned by Erik Funk of Dillinger Four and his wife Gretchen Funk, will be shutting down for good after November 22nd. The bar was opened in 1998, and the music side in 2003.

Shows will continue until the bar closes for good, with acts including Craig Finn of the Hold Steady/Lifter Puller, the Dead Boys, Swingin’ Utters, Western Settings, and tonight, Rozwell Kid. I’ve got my fingers crossed for a final Dillinger Four show.

Check out the Star Tribune for more details and comments from Erik Funk. You can see the statement from Triple Rock and NOFX’s “Seeing Double at the Triple Rock” video below.

To put it eloquently, this is a giant fucking bummer. One of my first shows there was Against Me! in, 2004, I think. My most recent show was The Murderburgers with Rational Anthem, City Mouse, and 83 Wolfpack. I lost count of how many times I saw Dillinger Four, Off With Their Heads, and Banner Pilot there.

Dillinger Fourth of July was always the best. You don’t know fine dining until a shirtless, drunk Paddy Costello starts passing out hot dogs and lit cigarettes in the middle of a set. The last D4th of July I went to was in 2016, where I caught The Brokedowns and was instantly a fan.

With no barricades and the stage only a few feet off the ground, it will forever be one of my favorite venues. Most bands I saw mingled, bought drinks for fans, and sold merch themselves. Maybe that’s not so uncommon in other places, but for a kid from a small town in the sticks of southern Minnesota, it was pretty fucking cool. Before I started going to the Triple Rock, I had only been to Warped Tour in 2000 (my first and last time), the legendary First Avenue, and The Quest (Fuck those columns!). Beyond house shows, I had never been exposed to anything so intimate.

Going to the Triple Rock showed me that the people that made the music I loved were just normal people. Billy Morrisette of Dillinger Four gave me a couple of free drinks because I played his (and my) favorite Clash song on the jukebox. I met Paddy at Grumpy’s in NE Minneapolis. We shotgunned cans of Francis Ford Coppola’s champagne out back. He forgot his knockoff Aviators at the end of the night, and I tried to return them the next time I saw him at the Triple Rock, and he told me to keep them. Yes, it’s all incredibly stupid, and yes, I’m dropping names. It doesn’t make me special. And that’s the point. These were just normal (I use that word very, very loosely) people. They made a thing I loved, and I could approach them. We could relate. The people that made the music I loved had time for a naive, wide-eyed kid fresh off the farm town. Fuck yeah.

The Triple Rock was a haven for me during one of the worst times of my life. I never had a bad time there. I saw a lot of great local bands that are no longer around, but still have a place in the giant CD book I’ve been lugging around from car to car since the early 2000s. Pretty Boy Thorson, The Fuck Yeahs, The Goddamn Doo-wop Band, Choke Cherry, Bastard Saint, Cardinal Sin, who knows who else. Hopefully some of the other smaller venues up here can pick up the slack, or maybe something new will come out of this. Either way, the Triple Rock will be sorely missed, but I’m grateful for the memories and all the people I met there, from performers, to staff, to other fans, and even that weird dude walking by out front that tried to sell me flowers at the Murderburgers show.



Tickets on sale for Punk Rock Bowling (Asbury Park)

Alright East Coasters, tickets are officially on sale for the 2017 installment of Punk Rock Bowling East at Asbury Park. Snag those suckers here!

The two-day festival at the Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park takes place June 10th and 11th. The Saturday lineup includes The Specials, Dillinger Four, The Explosion, PUP and more, while the Sunday lineup features headliners NOFX playing alongside the likes of heavyweights like the Buzzcocks, Leftover Crack, the Pietasters, (the New) Darkbuster, Bigwig and more. You can see the full lineup up above.



DS Photo Gallery: Dillinger Four, Off With Their Heads, Toys That Kill, Night Birds, and Rough Kids at The Echoplex (Los Angeles, CA 5.27.16)

As someone who has attended Punk Rock Bowling the last several years, I was nearly heartbroken when I was unable to make the annual trip this year. I was even more heartbroken when I saw a few of the bands on the lineup, including one I had never seen before – Dillinger Four. After a little bit of “well, what if we drove into Vegas for one day” hypothesizing, I discovered that Dillinger Four announced an LA date prior to PRB weekend with support from one of my favorite bands, Off With Their Heads. A decision was made and tickets were purchased the moment they went on sale.

The opening acts were a bonus to an already incredible show. Many of my fellow DS writers love Night Birds, so I was excited to finally check them out live. Toys That Kill always put on a great show, and Rough Kids opened the night. On that Friday, when I knew many of my friends would be in Vegas, I grabbed my camera and headed to The Echoplex here in Los Angeles.

Each band put on a great set. Rough Kids announced this was technically their “record release,” as it was the first show they played since putting out their latest self-titled LP. Night Birds exploded onto the stage with lots of energy, living up to the expectations I had going into the night. Toys That Kill were a great mid-point of the show, playing an lively set that got everyone moving as the crowd got larger. Off With Their Heads, my personal highlight of the evening, ripped through their set as they are known to do, with a lot of power and a little bit of sarcasm. I was especially thrilled that they strayed away from the set list I saw before they took the stage and ended up throwing in a few of my favorite songs. Lastly, Dillinger Four showed why they are punk rock legends. Even though they do not tour the west coast often, the crowd welcomed them with open arms and knew how lucky they were to be at this show. Overall, a great night for punk rock, especially for those of us who had to miss out on PRB this year.

Check out the full gallery from the show below!



Musings and stuff to watch for at Punk Rock Bowling

Two of our Scenesters are going to Punk Rock Bowling this year with big plans to lose some hearing and party till Memorial Day is yesterday. As one would suspect, they are pretty stoked. We had them write out what they were looking forward to this year to share with you the excitement and spectacle of one of punk rock’s biggest fests. If you plan on going yourself, or just want to gaze longingly from afar, here are some thoughts, musings, hopes, and dreams from our two Vegas-bound writers.

So, here it is: Carson Winter and AnarchoPunk weigh in on what to be amped about at this year’s Punk Rock Bowling.



The Fest 15 announces second wave of bands (Dillinger Four, The Ergs! Reunion, BoySetsFire and more)

The second big batch of bands has been announced for The Fest 15, and it contains just as many great bands and awesome surprises as the first announcement.

Among the new bands announced are Dillinger Four, BoySetsFire, Lemuria, Masked Intruder, Mean Jeans, Big D and the Kids Table, Direct Hit!, PUP, reunion appearances by both The Ergs! and Against All Authority, the final F.Y.P. show and so many more. You can check out the full, up-to-the-minute lineup here,

Fest 15 takes place October 28-30 in, you guessed it, Gainesville, Florida.  Tickets go on sale May 20th.



Groezrock: Dillinger Four, Sick of it All, Sum 41 and many more to join Rancid at next years festival

The now legendary Belgian festival, Groezrock, announced the first installment of its lineup this week and looks set to be as impressive as ever.

The mighty Rancid will be joined by an eclectic mix of acts from across the punk rock spectrum, featuring performances from Dillinger Four, Sick of it All, Sum 41, Dag Nasty, No Fun At All, Venerea and Me First And The Gimme Gimmes.

The rest of the lineup and all information regarding tickets can be viewed on the Groezrock website.



Dillinger Four planning to release new music in 2016

In a recent interview with Jaded in Chicago, Patrick “Paddy” Costello of Dillinger Four announced the band plans to put out “at least one new release” in 2016. More specifically, he stated:

“It sounds like the plan is starting around December to get a regular practice schedule going and start hammering stuff out … But so far the plan is to do at least one new release next year. There might even be another EP or something. I probably have right now six songs, more or less, kicking around.”

We’ll keep you posted as more details on new music from Dillinger Four come to light. The band’s last album Civil War was released in 2008 through Fat Wreck Chords.



Iron Chic added to three shows on Dillinger Four/Night Birds tour

Long Island punk group Iron Chic have been added to the Philadelphia and New York stops of the upcoming Dillinger Four and Night Birds tour.

Check out the full list of dates and locations below.

Iron Chic last released their EP Ys on September 22nd.  Dillinger Four haven’t released an album since 2008′s Civil War, released through Fat Wreck Chords.  Night Birds are about to release their Fat Wreck debut Mutiny At Muscle Beach, on October 2nd.



Dillinger Four announce tour with Night Birds

Dillinger Four have announced a short, six date tour this October…a little bit of a rarity for the semi-legendary punk band. And they are bringing label-mates Night Birds out with them. Check out the dates below.

This little two-weekend tour is dubbed “21 Years of D4” to celebrate the band’s 21st anniversary, while Night Birds will be using it celebrate the release of their new album, Mutiny At Muscle Beach, which will be released on October 2nd through Fat Wreck Chords.

Dillinger Four haven’t released an album since 2008’s Civil War, released through Fat Wreck Chords.



Dillinger Four added to Minneapolis “Fat Wrecked For 25 Years” tour stop

Because the lineup for the “Fat Wrecked For 25 Years” tour wasn’t already awesome enough…

The legendary punk rock foursome otherwise known as Dillinger Four have been added to the lineup at the Minneapolis stop on the aforementioned tour that celebrates a quarter-century of Fat Wreck Chords.

The show goes down August 18th at Myth Live, and you can grab tickets here; somehow, they’re still available. The show also includes NOFX, Lagwagon, Strung Out, The Flatliners, Swingin Utters, Bad Cop Bad Cop, Masked Intruder and more.

As you’ll no doubt remember, D4 released both 2002’s “Situationist Comedy” and 2008’s “Civil War” (cover art pictured at left) on Fat Wreck.



Dillinger Four’s D4th of July line-up announced (Against Me!, Toys That Kill and more)

Dillinger Four have announced the lineup for their “D4th of July” bash at the Triple Rock in Minneapolis, MN. The event will cover four days from July 4-7 with a lineup including D4 playing along with Against Me!, Toys That Kill, Scared Of Chaka, Off With Their Heads, Tim Barry, Pink Mink, Nato Coles and the Blue Diamond Band as well as other “surprise special guests.”

ickets will be available online May 4, at 12:00 PM CDT at here.



Random Cover Song: The Flatliners – “Maximum Piss and Vinegar” (Dillinger Four)

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’s cover comes from The Flatliners covering Dillinger Four‘s “Maximum Piss and Vinegar”. The original is taken from Dillinger Four’s 2000 album Versus God, while The Flatliners’ acoustic cover comes from the PV Undercover compilation.

You can listen to both versions of “Maximum Piss and Vinegar” below.



Dillinger Four, Mad Caddies, Reagan Youth & more to play Pouzza Fest 2014

The first lineup announcement for Pouzza Fest 2014 has been made! Bands listed include Dillinger Four, Mad Caddies, Reagan Youth, The Holy Mess, Placeholder, and many others.

You can view a full list of bands in the first lineup announcement below, and you can purchase early bird tickets for the festival right here.

Pouzza Fest 2014 will be taking place on May 16th, 17th, and 18th of next year in beautiful Montreal, Quebec. We’ll keep you updated as more bands are added to the lineup!



NOFX announce US tour w/ Dillinger Four, Masked Intruder & Implants

Holy fuck, I just shit a brick! NOFX have announced they will be embarking on a 3-week US tour with support from Dillinger Four, Masked Intruder, and Implants!

Dates and locations on this bad ass tour can be found below.

NOFX released their latest album “Self Entitled” last September via Fat Wreck Chords.



Dillinger Four working on new material

Dillinger Four guitarist and vocalist Erik Funk recently told Punknews.org that the band has been working on new material for a possible 2014 release, but is not sure if it will end up on a full-length studio album. Here’s what he had to say:

“We are. We definitely are. Not in that super-active way where we’re setting dates and making decisions, but we’re accumulating stuff and writing. Our hope is to maybe get something new, I don’t know how much, to bring to Fest. If we don’t pull that off then next year we’ll put out something bigger. I don’t know if we’re going to do a full-length next or if we’re maybe going to do something smaller. I’m not sure.”

Dillinger Four released their last album Civil War in 2008 on Fat Wreck Chords.