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Boss’ Daughter (Skate Punk) sets off on Rock Bautumn Tour

Our good friend (and so previously dubbed, nomadic, woolly faced fox) Chris Fox and the rest of the gang in Reno based skate punk act Boss’ Daughter are shipping off on their 2018 Rock Bautumn tour this week!

Check out the tour dates above, and pick some tix up here!

His most recent release was the 2017 slamming-self titled-solo album.



7Seconds Tribute Album “Destroy All That Tradition” Being Released

Reno is a city often maligned. Often referred to as a “poor man’s Vegas,” the Northern Nevada town, with a metropolitan population of only about 400,000, has been mocked by everyone from David Sedaris to Amy Schumer, from Seth Meyers to the Muppets. But that semi-regular derision has helped forge an underground music community with underdog perseverance and a strong bond of community throughout the scene.

7Seconds is probably the most famous band ever to come from Reno. The hardcore punk band formed back in 1980 and officially announced their breakup earlier this year. The group’s quick, melodic take on punk rock, along with lyrics preaching unity and tolerance, were a huge influence on two or three generations of musicians in Northern Nevada, Northern California, and throughout the world.

In March, 2018, over the course of just three days, 25 Reno bands showed up at Reno’s Sound Saloon studio, and in less than an hour apiece, each recorded a cover of a 7Seconds song. That’s 25 bands, 25 songs. All those songs are now being released on a double LP collection called Destroy All That Tradition. That title is a lyric from “Walk Together, Rock Together,” arguably 7Seconds’ best-known song, and it’s also a cheeky comment of the whole idea of paying homage.

The project was organized by Clint Neuerburg of the Reno noise rock band Elephant Rifle and prolific Reno musician Chris Fox, whose bands Boss’ Daughter, the Vampirates, and Sucka Punch all appear on the compilation. It’s a diverse set. There’s a nice balance between bands that stick close to the positive hardcore blueprint of 7Seconds—quick rhythms and sing-along hooks—and bands that take the songs far afield in unexpected directions. Among the many highlights: Fall Silent’s metallic rip through “Die Hard,” Hate Recorder’s moody take on “Somebody Help Me Scream,” and Stirr Lightly’s dream pop version of “Walk Together, Rock Together.” There’s also the Sextones’ sitar-laden pop-soul version of “Satyagraha,” Elephant Rifle’s sludgy take on “Anti-Klan,” Slow Wow’s unhinged tear through “We’re Gonna Fight,” and a lot more.

Sales of the compilation will benefit the Holland Project, the all-ages arts organization that embodies 7Seconds’ “rock together” ethos. More than 100 Northern Nevada musicians and engineers worked on the album, and it even features a cover painting by acclaimed Reno painter Ahren Hertel. Preorders are up now, so go reserve a copy and help a great cause! Full band/track listing, below!



Chris Fox (Punk) Releases Video for Solo Version of “Stupid Chords, Stupid Words, Stupid Song”

It’s not often we get to play the role of David Attenborough but today, we’ve managed to get our hands on some rare footage of the nomadic, woolly faced fox in the wild! That’s right! Reno’s punk rock prodigal son, Chris Fox is staying in the news with the debut of a brand new music video for “Stupid Chords, Stupid Words, Stupid Song” from his most recent self-titled, solo album which was released in late 2017. If you’re on the Left Coast, be sure to keep an eye out for Mr. Fox and friends as Boss’ Daughter makes their way down the coast this Summer on the Bossy Sauce Tour. If you’re not lucky enough to be on the West Coast, fret not! If we know the bearded balladeer, he’ll be planning a trip to your ‘hood soon enough. Until then, stream the new video below until your eyes bleed!



Vampirates Announce Tour to Celebrate Fifteen Year Anniversary

Reno, Nevada punks, Vampirates are celebrating their 15th anniversary next month and will be commemorating this monumental milestone by hitting the road on a short West Coast Tour! Because, of course they are! Check out the dates and stops below. Then, get out to support your scene and buy the lads a beer for their years of dedication (or if ya wanna honor the achievement properly, buy them some crystal…not meth, ya wankers). Congrats, boys! Here’s to 15 more!

Fifteen Year Anniversary Tour

3/9/2018 – Oakland, CA – Independent Brewing Co. w/ Boss’ Daughter

3/10/2018 – Santa Cruz, CA – Poet and Patriot – Santa Cruz Music Festival w/ Boss’ Daughter and The Randy Savages

3/11/2018 – Reno NV, – Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor w/ Elephant Rifle



Chris Fox Releases New EP of Fat Wreck Chords Covers

The never-stationary Mr. Chris Fox of Vampirates, Boss’ Daughter, et al. is back with a brand new solo EP. The cleverly titled Portly Formed features six cover songs of some of Fat Wreck Chords most popular acts. Good Riddance, Lagwagon, No Use For A Name and of course Swingin’ Utters are among the bands to have received the ‘Fox Treatment’. Head over to Bandcamp right now and pick up a copy for ‘Name Your Price’. I’m sure the the furry frontman can use some extra dough because he has also announced a west coast tour which kicks off today in his hometown of Reno. Traveling with him will be the World’s Greatest One Man Band, Mr. John Underwood of Dirty Kid Discount fame! More information on that below!



New DIY Label Voted Best Records Announces Re-release of Albums From Boss’ Daughter, Vampirates & More

Reno, Nevada’s premiere DIY punk label, Voted Best Records announced that they are reissuing a ton of incredible albums as well as adding a number of new releases to their catalog in the coming months. Among the noteworthy re-releases are Muffstache, Planet Stupid and Pizza/Beer by Vampirates, the complete discography from skate punks Boss’ Daughter as well as albums from The Backup Razor, Sucka Punch and The Randy Savages.

In addition to those classics, the label will also be releasing new titles! The first two new albums being released by the label are both from the illustrious Mr. Chris Fox. A special six track EP of Fat Wreck Chords covers titled Portly Formed will be released in conjunction with the long awaited solo LP from the Reno based skate punker on November 14th (track listings for both below).

Head over to the label’s Bandcamp page for the full catalog listing and keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates on more upcoming releases! 

 

Chris Fox – Solo LP
Drink About Someone
Sleep
Alone
Drunken Smiles
Untitled
Thirteen
Training Season
Embrace Impermanence
This Song
I’m The DD Today
This Merch Is A Pipebomb
Something About Nothing
Stupid Chords, Stupid Words, Stupid Song
Chris Fox – Portly Formed EP
Stand (Good Riddance)
Glad (Swingin’ Utters)
10 West (Mad Caddies)
Pacific Standard Time (No Use For A Name)
California Sun (Dead To Me)
Smile To All My Friends (Lagwagon)


Tour Announcement: Vampirates (Punk) Announce West Coast Dates For WhatevTour 2017

Nevada’s most influential…errr…inebriated punk band Vampirates are hitting the road for a month long West Coast tour! Actually, they’ve already embarked on said tour, they just neglected to send us the deets until today. Good work, guys… WhatevTour 2017 kicked off in Las Vegas on 3/1 and has already made its way down to San Diego, where the trio is playing a doubleheader today! From what we’ve heard, their live performances are quite a production so if they’re coming to your town, don’t let this party pass you by! Check out all of the dates and stops below!



Chris Fox Announces West Coast Winter Tour With John Underwood & Clint Westwood

When Chris Fox isn’t nailing sick kick jumps with Reno’s Vampirates he hits the road with one of his many other bands. If they’re all busy, he just grabs a few friends and splits town because it’s better than sitting at home in Reno in winter. Well, this coming January, he’s opting for the latter!  Mr. Fox, fellow Reno resident and one man band, John Underwood (of Dirty Kid Discount fame), and folk artist Clint Westwood are all packing up the van and heading down the coast on The Chris Foxwood West Coast Winter Tour (working title). Lucky fans around the Bay area will get a special treat when Brian Gellman from Decent Criminal joins the traveling troubadours for a few of their stops near his hometown of Santa Rosa. Check out all of the the dates and stops below!

*Fun Fact: DS Radio’s very own Elena Venetia gets credit for inspiring the flyer design.



Loud As Folk Tour announced featuring Chris Fox (Vampirates, Boss’ Daughter), John Underwood (Dirty Kid Discount), and Spike McGuire

Chris Fox, John Underwood and Spike McGuire have announced the dates for their Loud As Folk Tour and it kicks off in two days! Check out the dates and locations below.

Chris Fox is a professional internationally touring singer songwriter from Reno, NV rooted in punk rock with songs about life experiences, traveling, women, and drinking. Energetic emotion fuels live performances. Chris plays in at least ten bands including Vampirates and his latest project Boss’ Daughter, for which he is the main songwriter and frontman.

John Underwood plays 7 instruments through loop pedals to build full pirate punk orchestrations. John previously fronted The Deadly Gallows and currently plays with Dirty Kid Discount and Six Mile Station when he isn’t touring solo.

Spike McGuire Music is the frontman of Six Mile Station, founder of Loud As Folk and a Graph Tech Guitar Labs endorsed artist. Spike has traveled the country with guitar in hand taking his unique brand of “acoustic political post-folk punk” to the people.



Dying Scene Radio Presents: PUNKS IN TRUNKS – feat. Chris Fox

Here’s something ridiculous for your consideration. Punks In Vegas, eat your heart out. It’s time for the very first installment of “Punx N’ Trunx” (or “Punx In Swim Trunx”), whatever. Dying Scene Radio kidnapped Chris Fox (on tour in Floridumb), dragged him under a bridge in Madeira Beach and made him perform for the locals.

Check out three of his original tunes BELOW!



Vampirates heading out on “Sell Out” US Tour

To no one’s surprise, Reno punks Vampirates are getting back in the van and trekking across the US for another tour. They’re calling this one the “Sell Out US Tour.” Take a look at the dates/locations and full tour poster below to see when they’re playing in your shitty town.

If your town is one of those without a venue listed, and you can help them book a show, email them here (I suggest using your spam email address though, you don’t want these guys having your real one).

The Vampirates’ latest release is their 2014 EP, Pizza, Beer, which you can buy right here.



An Evening with the Honorable Chris Fox – Part Three (or, The Big Letdown)

From L to R: John Underwood of Dirty Kid Discount; Staff Writer AnarchoPunk; Chris Fox of Vampirate’s & Boss’ Daughter

Night had unfurled it’s inky tendrils across the Central Basin and to no surprise, the rain had still ceased to fall on the desperately dry City of Angels when last we left our plastered, punk rock protagonists. The backyard was almost at capacity as the main acts of the night, John Underwood and Chris Fox, were nearing their performances. Everything was going according to plan, but one of the drawbacks to hanging with a schlub like AnarchoPunk is the constant, looming presence of Murphy and his stupid Law that seems to follow him around. So, if you’re a fan of disappointment in general, disgruntled neighbors who obviously don’t appreciate good music or ‘Nilla Wafers, join us for the infuriating finale below!



An Evening With The Honorable Chris Fox – Part Two

From L to R: John Underwood of Dirty Kid Discount; Staff Writer AnarchoPunk; Chris Fox of Vampirate’s & Boss’ Daughter

Evening had set in and the first act of the night had just left the stage when last we left our intrepid and inebriated Los Angeles correspondent, AnarchoPunk and his bearded brethren, John Underwood and Chris Fox. The backyard was beginning to fill in with punks of all types, a thin layer of marijuana smoke hovering ever so slightly above their heads and the faint aroma of cheap beer in the cool night air, raising up from golden puddles, where 40 oz bottles had been carelessly kicked over. If you’ve ever wondered what it was like to hang out with legit, up and coming punk artists midway through a tour at a back yard pot luck folk punk show in the Greater Los Angeles area, you’ve come to the right place (although that’s a very specific thing to ponder about). Continue the saga below!



An Evening With The Honorable Chris Fox – Part One

From L to R: John Underwood of Dirty Kid Discount; Staff Writer AnarchoPunk; Chris Fox of Vampirates & Boss’ Daughter

Reno, Nevada gets cold as hell in the winter. So, it’s no surprise that John Underwood from the folk punk troupe Dirty Kid Discount (profiled in September’s Hidden Gems of Bandcamp) was looking to get down to SoCal to avoid the doldrums of the frigid, grey confines of The Biggest Little City in the World for a few weeks to thaw out. Thus was born The Winter West Tour, which started up in Washington state in Mid-January and worked its way down the Pacific Coast before making its way back up to Reno for the finale on February 10th. Halfway through the tour, John was joined by fellow Reno resident and frontman of the up and coming punk act, Boss’ Daughter, Chris Fox. While I don’t get paid monetarily for the (exceptional?) work I do here at the Scene, I do get compensated in other ways. Getting into shows for free is a pretty cool perk, access to the press pit is a useful benefit as well. My favorite perquisite by far though is getting to meet people I wouldn’t otherwise have the chance to.  Sometimes, through those connections, I even find people that I share so much in common with that we hit off pretty well. Such is the case with Mr. Fox and myself. After getting to know him through email for an article I was writing, we became fast friends. So needless to say, when I noticed that the boys had a scheduled stop in LA, I knew it was a “can’t miss” show for me. Check out part one of my hybrid show review/interview below in this DS Exclusive!



Chris Fox (Vampirates, Boss’ Daughter) co-hosts this week’s episode of Dying Scene Radio; R.I.P. David Bowie

This week on Dying Scene RadioBobby Pickles welcomes Chris Fox (VampiratesBoss’ Daughter, and four other bands) “in-studio” (straight from Reno, NV via the interwebs) to guest co-host the show. Recorded on Saturday, January 9th 2016, one day prior to post-punk provocateur David Bowie losing his 18-month battle with cancer, this week’s episode should remind us why it’s so important to do what we love. This may be a punk rock podcast, but Bowie paved the way for punks like Laura Jane Grace, only, Bowie’s androgynous, don’t-give-a-fuck persona was propelled in a time when Bruce Gender wasn’t Glamour Magazine’s “Woman of Year”. Another one bites the Stardust. Our thoughts and prayers are also with Long Island musician Rob McCallister, best known as the guitarist for Iron Chic. He passed away on January 10th, as well, from undisclosed causes. He leaves behind a daughter. News of his untimely demise will most probably be overshadowed by the news of Bowie’s. Now, I’m gonna do what I love – I’m gonna podcast. And, in the words of GG – “LIVE FAST DIE!”

R.I.P. David Bowie and Rob McAllister

With special commentary from Brazilian progressive punk act Malvina, windy Wyoming punkers Shocktroopers, Bay area punk band Sarchasm, and hardcore supergroup World Be Free.

Hear all the incessant blathering and latest new music and headlines, below.

THIS WEEK’S PLAYLIST
Vampirates – Holding on to Thought
Shocktroopers – Punk Rock Body
The Dirty Nil – Provisional (Fugazi Cover)
Tartar Control – A Whole New World
Adrift – Adeus
Malvina – Nankeen
Sarchasm – Mt. Rainier
Resolutions – Machine
Western Settings – Kicking And Screaming (Live)
Western Daughter – My Room is a Mess
Irish Handcuffs – Grindstone
World Be Free – Shake the Ghost
Mutiny Abroad – The Devil Is A Lonely Guy Named Stan
Wisdom In Chains – Violent Americans
Judiciary – Justice Decays
Still Alive – Ransom Note
The Cult – Hinterland
The Thermals – Hey You
Todd Beene – Keeping It On
David Bowie – Lazarus
Boss’ Daughter – Something About Nothing