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New Video: Diablogato – “Too Far Gone”

Boston punks Diablogato are not only owners of the coolest name and logo (see above) in recent memory, but they also put out one of the damned-finest albums of the year. It’s called Old Scratch, and it officially dropped last Friday (August 23rd) on State Line Records. If you haven’t done so yet, you can check out the video for the Old Scratch track “Too Far Gone” below!

Old Scratch finds the band streamlining and improving upon the “revved up greasy garage stomp, swampy swing and voodoo twang” sound they had previously showcased on their 2016 self-titled full length and their 2017 follow-up EP, “Paint The Devil On The Wall.” You can still check out both of those releases right here.



Diablogato (punk-a-billy) stream “Lipstick and Cyanide” off upcoming album

Boston punks Diablogato are streaming the second track off “Lipstick and Cyanide” off of their upcoming album Old Scratch. The new album will be released through State Line Records, and drops August 23rd. The band released the song “Boston Blood, Memphis Heart’ earlier this summer.

You can check out both of the new songs below.

This is the first new music from Diablogato since 2017’s 2 song EP Paint The Devil On The Wall. If you’re a fan of Social Distortion or Raygun Cowboys, you’ll dig these guys.



DS Exclusive: Diablogato (Rockabilly) stream new single, “Boston Blood, Memphis Heart”

Boston rockabilly outfit Diablogato just signed with State Line Records to release their sophomore album, Old Scratch, which is due out on August 23 on CD, vinyl, and digital formats. They’ve joined with us at Dying Scene, today, to give all you lovely readers a quick sneak peak at the wholesome goodness that awaits with an Old Scratch order – details on that, they promise will be available soon. Until then we’ll just have to satiate our palates with the brand new song, “Boston Blood, Memphis Heart”, streaming exclusively below.

Here’s a great tune that’s just as much country and americana as rockabilly punk. It pulls at the heartstrings of those storied roads crisscrossing America with vibrant harp and big bodied tremelo, canonical click clacking of the upright bass in tangent with the euphonious howls of a grizzled punk rock lifer into a 50’s-style Unidyne microphone pressing the urgent necessity, “Johnny don’t you worry, Johnny don’t you fret. The road’s been paved with… hard work, blood and sweat. When I look into the future the darkness settles in, in a fight that lasts forever and a war that noone wins. So, get on up. Get on up. If you fall down, boy, you gotta’ get back up!”

“Boston Blood, Memphis Heart” is a warm-bodied singalong that goes well with train hoppin’, slinking around the bayou, or cruising off in you shiny white-walled rat rod for fans of Social Distortion, Kings of Nuthin‘ and The Living End. It was recorded at Mad Oak Studios in Allston, MA, and produced and engineered by Benny Grotto along with the rest of the album.

Old Scratch consists of seven hits including two covers in which Diablogato gets to show off their Boston heritage, and I think I’ll just leave the reader guessing on those two for awhile. Be sure and add this band to your radar as they are sure to play a show near you in the near future. Devil Cat’s on the prowl. Yikes!



DS Photo Gallery: OC45 Boston Homecoming Show, with Diablogato and On The Cinder

One of these days, one of the Boston-area bands that’s spent the last handful of years plying their wares in local divey establishments like O’Brien’s and the Midway Cafe and Koto is going to break through to the next level and usher in a new golden era of Boston punk rock. Maybe it’ll be Rebuilder, or perhaps Choke Up, or even Save Ends or The Hotelier. But if it’s going to be the hardest-working band in the scene to break through, that title would have to go to none other than OC45. In addition to a handful of late summer East Coast dates with Teenage Bottlerocket, the foursome spent the better part of two months on the road in the States earlier this year and headed across the pond for the first time, playing two weeks worth of shows. Upon their return, it was right back on the Stateside roads where they closed another four weeks on tour with a homecoming show at Boston’s Great Scott on Sunday night.

In some ways, OC45 are a throwback to an era in Boston history that’s fallen by the wayside. There was a time when the city was not only renowned for being a tough, gritty place to live and work, but wore that reputation like a badge of honor and spawned a tough, gritty, hard-working music scene as a result. But the Boston of the last fifteen years or so is a different, increasingly safe and gentrified and tech-savvy place to be, and I can’t quite put my finger on what the music scene even is nowadays (check out the lineups of the last few years of the Bosotn Calling Music Festival and you’ll note a lack of anything resembling “grit”). OC45 are loud, brash, high-energy, snotty, dirty and booze-infused, and seem to genuinely take pride in their community and on working their asses off. Last Sunday night was no exception, as the fellas were welcomed home to a loud, vocal crowd that was worked into a circle pit and a seemingly never-ending stream of stage-invaders from the opening notes.

Local band Diablogato provided direct support on the evening. Trying to affix a label to Diablogato is a bit difficult, but they were a refreshing change of pace wedged between two street punk bands. “Rockabilly” is probably the default label most people would affix to them, but that’s not quite right. They’re not quite psychobilly, not quite Stray Cat strutters, not quite a soul-infused rock band, and yet they’re all of those things at the same time. Regardless, they’re a bunch of scene veterans who’ve been in myriad bands over the years who combine like a sort of devilbilly Voltron and, as a result, fit in with a slew of different genres while carving out a sound that’s strictly theirs. Wait, is devilbilly a thing? It is now!

On The Cinder opened the show, as they’d been tourmates with OC45 for the last week. The Buffalo-based trio share a lot in common with their Boston-bred tour buddies stylistically and sonically, which was much appreciated by the crossover crowd, many of whom seemed almost as familiar with the out-of-towners as they were with the home team.

Head below for our full photo gallery of the evening. Oh, and serious props to whoever booked a three-band bill on a Sunday night. Maybe I’m showing my age here, but five or six bands on a bill is tedious and some of us have to work in the morning, damnit. Nice work, Great Scott!



DS Photo Gallery: The Skeleton Beats, Diablogato, Nick Barbarian and The Caughtflies – The Thirsty Turtle, Nashua, NH

The Caughtflies

Alright, so admittedly this may not be the most well thought-out show review, because my goal in attending the show was not to really write anything. Sometimes you just want to go hang out and maybe take some pictures and say hi to some old friends and otherwise turn the “I have to write about this…what am I going to say?” part of your brain off. But then sometimes you end up at a show that is pretty memorable, or that seems like something that’s the start of something bigger, and you need to let people know about it. To set the scene, The Thirsty Turtle is a fairly new establishment right off of Main Street in yours truly’s old hometown of Nashua, New Hampshire. It’s located in an older brick building, as is most everything in downtown Nashua, and it’s been a bunch of different things over the years, although in my 36 years of being in and around the area, I can’t honestly remember the name of any of them except for maybe Amsterdam. That, in a nutshell, sort of explains why there’s been a lack of any real community or scene in southern New Hampshire for the last however many years.

Nick Barbarian

But thanks to a few dedicated individuals, that may be changing. That brings us to last Saturday night at the Thirsty Turtle. Loosely dubbed “Rockabilly Night,” the event featured four acts with loose ties to the above-named genre, as well as a pinup girl competition and a vintage car contest. All of the acts were local to the Greater Boston area (editor’s note: Nashua is located about 45-minutes north-by-northwest of Boston), with one-man drunken-pirate-viking-wrecking crew Nick Barbarian serving as a born and bred Nashua icon and purveyor of songs about booty and murdering the Westboro Baptist Church. While the clashing clientele at the overlapping PokemonGo Pub Crawl and Rockabilly night events made for a quintessentially odd small-city vibe early in the evening, those that stayed for the show were hearty in number and in voice, with the lack of clearly defined stage area at the Turtle leading to, really inviting, a large amount of audience participation.

The Skeleton Beats

Any time a smaller city can create a scene somewhat organically is a truly inspiring thing, particularly in 2016. Just when you think you’ve put the final nail in the coffin that carries the hopes and dreams of up-and-coming musicians and promoters and venue owners, a night like last Saturday happens and gives you more than just a little bit of hope. Check below for more pictures from all four bands!