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DS Photo Gallery: Roadblock Festival w/Bad Religion, The Menzingers, The Old Firm Casuals and more!

The last weekend in July marked the maiden voyage of a new New England-based punk rock experience. It’s called the Roadblock Festival, and it took place outside at Bold Point Park in East Providence, which serves as Rhode Island’s largest outdoor concert venue and comes complete with views of the Narragansett Bay and the sunset over the state capital. It’s not the best run venue, but my personal feelings about staff communication deficiencies aside, it’s a pretty picturesque place to take in a punk rock show when the weather cooperates. This particular show featured a diverse lineup, food trucks, wrestling, and a late-arriving crowd that allowed show-goers the opportunity to spread out and seek a little shade from the midsummer sun.

For traffic and parking-related reasons, we arrived shortly after our beloved Rebuilder took the stage. They band were playing with a bit of a retooled lineup; with co-frontman Craig Stanton out of town, Sal Ellington and bassist Daniel Carswell were joined by regular drummer Brandon Phillips on guitar and vocals and by Choke Up’s Harley Cox filling in on drums. It was a high-energy, well-received set that was certainly worthy of taking place later in the afternoon. They were followed out of the chute by a back-to-back pair of legendary acts: Cro-Mags and HR from Bad Brains. Technically speaking, the former was “Cro-Mags JM,” the John Joseph/AJ Novello version of the influential NYHC band. HR performed a half-hour set of punk-infused reggae songs with a band that was heavy and airtight in spite of a relative few shows under their collective belts.

Next up came Portland, Maine’s Roseview, a five piece post hardcore band who are, admittedly, not my speed. A band that are my speed, The Old Firm Casuals, came next. Making their first and only New England appearance as a four-piece – lead guitarist Gabe Gavriloff joined in the four-ish years since OFC were last here, the quartet overcame a handful of bizarre, REd Hot Chili Peppers-infused technical difficulties to buzzsaw a way through forty minute set of rock solid street punk rock-and roll. In one of the more interesting musical segues of the day, they were followed by Charly Bliss, the four-piece New York-based band who were wrapping up two successful months of world touring in support of their latest synth-pop-infused release, Young Enough.

The Menzingers played the event’s penultimate set as the sunlit portion of the day’s festivities came to an end. By that point, the bulk of the late-arriving crowd had finally descended upon Bold Point Park, and Philadelphia’s beloved sons were met with a barrage of crowd-surfers and thrown beer cans from the opening tones of their hour-long set. Bad Religion closed out the night in flawless fashion. I’m frequently left in awe that a band that’s been around literally as long as a band as I have as a person (editor’s note: I turn 40 next month) can sound just as vital and important and energetic as ever. This is punk rock, not the Beach Boys or a Grateful Dead cover band (both of whom would occupy this stage in the next week), yet on their recently-released Age Of Unreason full length, and more importantly in their live show, Bad Religion keep showing the rest of us how it’s done.

Head below to check out our full photo gallery.



The Menzingers discuss upcoming album on podcast

Tom May of The Menzingers is the latest guest on UK podcast ‘The Wasting Time Podcast’. With the recent announcement of their new album ‘Hello Exile’ and the release of the single ‘Anna’, Tom goes into detail about what fans can expect from the forthcoming release.

The episode can be heard on all the usual platforms as well as the podcast website. If you haven’t seen the video for new single ‘Anna’ yet, it can be found below.



The Menzingers announce new album “Hello Exile” and tour dates, stream new single “Anna”

Philadelphia punk legends The Menzingers have announced that they will release their sixth full length “Hello Exile” via Epitaph on October 4. The album is the follow-up to 2017’s “After The Party”. 

The first single from the album, “Anna”, has been released today, and the band have also announced a UK/EU run to support the release. Check out the song and the tour dates below.



Roadblock Music Festival announces lineup

Roadblock Music Festival will be taking place on July 27th at Bold Point Park in East Providence Rhode Island and will feature Bad Religion, The Menzingers, Charly Bliss, Old Firm Casuals, Cro-Mags, Rebuilder and more.

Not only can you see some awesome punk acts, but you can help a great cause as well.  A portion of all ticket sales will be donated to Whiteknact PTA Operation Playground in East Providence to build a playground for handicapped students.  You can grab your tickets here.



New single from The Menzingers, “No Penance” b/w ” Cemetery’s Garden” streaming now

Scranton, Pennsylvania’s favorite sons The Menzingers have released a new single, which features two songs – “No Penance” and “Cemetery’s Garden”. Released June 14th on Epitaph, it’s a little treat from a beloved band.

Check out the two new songs below.



Stream The Sidekicks’ “People’s Court” and catch them on tour with The Menzingers

Ohio’s The Sidekicks will be touring with The Menzingers this summer, for the following leg of the tour:

Jun 22 Lansing, MI – Three Stacks Festival
Jul 6 Yellow Springs, OH – Springsfest
Jul 23 Syracuse, NY – The Lost Horizon
Jul 24 Buffalo, NY – Rec Room
Jul 25 London, Canada – Rum Runners
Jul 28 Worchester, MA – Palldium
Jul 30 Lakewood, OH – Phantasy Nightclub
Jul 31 Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme
Aug 1 Indianapolis, IN – Old National Centre
Aug 2 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
Aug 4 Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s
Aug 6 Cincinatti, OH – Southgate House Revival
Aug 8 Charleston, SC – The Music Farm
Aug 9 Virginia Beach – Peabody’s Nightclub
Aug 10 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar

They’ll be supporting their new single, “People’s Court.,” which you can hear below. The song is off their new album, Happiness Hours, which is out May 18th on Epitaph Records.



Slam Dunk 2019 Reveals Clash-Proof Stages

In a first for the UK punk / emo / metalcore all-dayer, Slam Dunk 2019 has announced that some stages will alternate their programming, becoming clash-proof. This year, neither the Jagermeister Stage or Impericon stage will clash, making sure fans of hardcore and metalcore will be able to catch both stage lineups throughout the day. In addition, The Dickies Stage and The Marshall Stage will not clash with each other either.

This means fans of the heavier end of the spectrum will be able to catch Atreyu, Glassjaw, Silverstein, Gallows, The Bronx and Cancer Bats, amongst others, without fear of missing out.  Similarly, fans of the more emo and indie spirited acts can see the likes of The Menzingers, Touche Amore, The Get Up Kids, Saves The Day, Plain White T’s, Real Friends, Seaway, Trophy Eyes and more without needing to choose between stages.

The one day event, with dates in the North and South of England, is rounded out with Fat Mike’s Punk in Drublic stage (NOFX, Bad Religion, Less Than Jake, Millencolin, Lag Wagon and more), Monster Energy stage (All Time Low, New Found Glory, Neck Deep, Boston Manor and more) along with 3 other stages showcasing up and coming and and acoustic artists.



Epitaph announces Record Store Day releases

Epitaph has announced their upcoming releases for Record Store Day, which takes place on April 13th.  The label will be releasing Bad Religion – My Sanity 7″, The Menzingers No Penance b/w Cemetery’s Garden 7ThricePalms – Deeper Wellsand Justin Courtney PierreOpen Mic At The Lo-Fi: Vol. 1.



Tom May (The Menzingers) has Toby from Red Scare as guest on his podcast

Tom May, co-vocalist and guitarist of The Menzingers, has a podcast called Future Friday and his latest guest is founder of Red Scare Toby Jeg.

The two discuss Fest, touring Australia, contraband, discovering punk, and more. Have a listen over on the podcast website.



The Menzingers get freaky with “The Freaks”

The Menzingers just released their new song “The Freaks”. The song features some powerfull melodies and excellent songwriting. For the accompanying music video the band teamed up with director Adam Peditto. The video features a Halloween party, which has a beautiful melancholly feel to it, something we see quite a lot in Peditto’s work.

Check out the video and their tour dates below. 



The Menzingers release new single, “Toy Soldier”

Last week The Menzingers released a new single, “Toy Soldier.” It’s the band’s first release since last year’s “After the Party.”

Check out “Toy Soldier” below!



The Menzingers announce August shows with Iron Chic, Rozwell Kid, and Ramona

The Menzingers have announced some East Coast August tour dates with Iron Chic, Rozwell Kid, and Ramona.

You can check out all the dates and locations below.

The Menzingers latest album After the Party was released in 2017 through Epitaph Records.



Frank Turner announces tour of the United States


British singer/songwriter Frank Turner will be touring the United States in support of his latest album Be More Kind. He’ll be touring with his backing band The Sleeping Souls and supporting him on the tour will be Lucero and The Menzingers.  Check out the dates and locations below.

Be More Kind was released May 4 via Xtra Mile Recordings.



Brakrock Ecofest announces second wave of bands

Europeans rejoice Brakrock Ecofest has announced the second wave of bands. With Groezrock taking a small hiatus this year Brakrock is more than picking up the slack. Joining the already robust lineup will be The Vandals, The Menzingers, Union 13, TSOL and many more.

Brakrock takes place on the 3rd and 4th of August 2018 in the beautiful town of Duffel. Head over here to the festival website for a an overview of the full line-up.

 

 



DS Staff Picks: Carson Winter’s Top Albums of 2017

For us list-making, taste-making, coffee-drinking, taco-devouring, unpaid-punk-curators— end of year lists are a time to shine. We spend a lot of time listening to the hottest, freshest tracks and occasionally liking some of them too. 2017 was no exception, and for me actually, I thought it was one of the better years in recent punk history. Old bands I loved released new material, I found new bands I’d never heard, bands I thought I didn’t like released music that I did. It was a varied, interesting, and eclectic year for punk rock. And at the same time: almost too varied, interesting, and eclectic. Unfortunately, being spoiled for choice goes hand in hand with writing articles that shouldn’t take that long to write. Oh well, as said by a million tattoos and a guy named Vonnegut, “So it goes.”

Without further ado, here are my top ten picks for the best punk of 2017.