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Tio Rico (Punk, UK) Stream “Don’t Tell Me To Smile” From Forthcoming Album, “Shit Show Pony”

Manchester-based punks Tio Rico have a new album in the works and to get you lot in the mood for it, they’ve been good enough to stream a track from it ahead of its release. The album itself is called Shit Show Pony. It’s due out on November 22 via Horn & Hoof Records.

If you can’t wait that long for some new Tio Rico in your life, check below. You’ll find the teaser track from the new record, “Don’t Tell Me To Smile”. Enjoy!



2nd Annual Red Rocks Beer Festival: Punk in Drublic

Beer/Music Fests are all the rage these days, but we’ve had a gaping hole in that department over the last year or so here in the US ever since punk legend Fat Mike and his trailblazing Punk in Drublic Fest was banished after making insensitive comments following the Las Vegas mass shooting. But things have blown over as they seem to do over time and the Festival has made it’s triumphant return to the States. We sent Anarchopunk down to snap some shots when the tour rolled through Red Rocks Amphitheater just outside of Denver and he didn’t disappoint (anyone other than his wife). Check out his write up and a full gallery below!



The Lungs Release Video for New Track “Vizitant”

Central Valley based punk trio, The Lungs are back with a new track and they made a video for it! Comprised of nearly 3,000 individual photos beautifully shot from the back of a ’98 Ford Explorer and stitched together, this is quite possibly the greatest (non-porn) video to ever come outta The SFV! Check it out.. even though you can’t fap to it… well, we guess you could but it would be weird. We don’t care either way, just watch it below.



Avoid One Thing’s Joe Gittleman Breaks Down “Right Here Where You Left Me” Track By Track

It’s Friday the 13th, which means that it’s the official release date for the brand new Avoid One Thing album! The album is called Right Here Where You Left Me, and marks the group’s first full-length since 2004’s Chopstick Bridge, and finds the core trio of Joe Gittleman, Amy Griffin and John Lynch joined by a crew of guests that includes original Avoid One Thing guitarist Paul Delano (Mung, Darkbuster), Tim Brennan (Dropkick Murphys), Dave Minehan (The Replacements, The Neighborhoods) and the one-and-only Ted Hutt.

You can pick up a copy of Right Here Where You Left Me wherever you buy music – like here – and you can also head below to catch a track-by-track rundown of the album from the one-and-only Gittleman himself!



DS Exclusive: Suck Brick Kid (Orlando pop punk) – “Get Even” from upcoming album “Salt To Taste”

Happy Friday, boys and girls!

Dying Scene are fired up to bring you the lead single from the debut full-length from Orlando, Florida’s Suck Brick Kid! The track is called “Get Even,” and it appears on the pop-punk sextet’s upcoming album Salt To Taste, which is due out October 25th on Smartpunk Records.

Here’s what the band’s frontman Grant Tchekmeian has to say about the track:

“The song is about wasting your life (or a chunk of it) on a significant other. Anyone who has dealt with a cheating ex that lies constantly can relate with the range of emotions that flood in. I wanted to put myself in a friend’s shoes and write about how they felt while dealing with that shit.”

Check out the video for “Get Even” below. Pre-order Salt To Taste here while you’re at it!



Dangers Of Love (Punk, London UK) release new single, “This Musn’t Be The Place”

Dangers Of Love (London based punks led by Giles Bidder of Great Cynics) have released a new song following the release of their debut, self-titled EP.

The track, “This Musn’t Be The Place” is out now, and you check it out using the player below with the band’s upcoming dates with Big Nothing.



Vinnie Caruana releases new track ‘Alone’ from ‘Aging Frontman’

The Movielife’s Vinnie Caruana has released a new track from his forthcoming ‘Aging Frontman’ EP.

‘Alone’ is the second to be revealed from the EP, which is out on 4th October via Big Scary Monsters in the UK.

“This song has had many faces,” says Caruana “It was born in a one room studio while I was writing with my friend Alex Fitts. It’s a daydream where I am in the upside down and I’m a stranger to the ones I love. And so I roam.”  

Check out the song and his forthcoming tour dates below.



Seán McGowan (Folk/Punk, UK) announces new EP, releases single and details headline tour

Southampton, UK’s Seán McGowan has announced a new EP, single and headline tour. The folk/punk artist has been working hard since the release of his debut album, and isn’t taking a rest any time soon.

“Curate Calm, Create Chaos” is out this November, with preorder details up now at www.sean-mcgowan.co.uk.

Check out the first single (“Silk”) from the release and his tour dates below.



DS Photo Gallery: Avail Make Their Triumphant Return To Boston, w/Angel Du$t and Tied To A Bear

I’ve had a little bit of a difficult time encapsulating the recent run of Avail shows in any sort of meaningful way that wasn’t just endless, rambling gushing. I think that, to a lot of people in the “just-turned-40” age bracket Avail’s extended absence from the scene was for us what the prolonged Jawbreaker hiatus was for people 5-10 years older than us; the untimely “demise” of a band that didn’t fit into it’s own genre, played by its own set of rules, inspired a bit of hope for the underdog, and never really got its due credit until it seemed clear that they weren’t coming back.

But then, after a dozen years, they came back; first with a couple of rapidly-sold-out shows in their hometown of Richmond, VA, then with a small handful of club shows and festival appearances throughout the late summer. When the Boston date, September 8th, was announced, it seemed at first too good to be true; yours truly turned “the big 4-0” the day before the show. In fact, it was too good to be true for a little while; tickets to the gig at the 1000-ish capacity Royale sold out quickly, though where there’s a will, there’s always a way (thanks, Naim!). The days and weeks leading up to this run of shows led to more than a few “wait, is this really happening?!?” conversations with friends who were lucky enough to secure their spots at some of the small handful of shows on this run.

Even from the time doors opened for last Sunday’s Boston gig, there was still a bit of a surreal feel in the air, though admittedly the tone had shifted from “wait, is this really happening?!?” to “wait, this is really happening!!!”. By the time I got in to the venue, about ten/fifteen minutes after doors, a line had already formed at the merch stand that, well, included the majority of the people that were inside. And honestly, throughout the majority of the night, the line never really died down; a seemingly endless stream of revelers hoping to claim their little piece of memorabilia to mark the noteworthy occasion (shout-out to Angie Cooper for handling that merch line solo and like a boss all night).

Local openers Tied To A Bear kicked off the evening’s festivities, and I immediately began kicking myself for not having seen them sooner. They’ve been around for a hot minute, and while I’ve caught a handful of the TTAB-adjacent groups like Choke Up and Jeff Rowe on occasion, this was somehow the first time I’d had the opportunity to catch them live. Holy hell, they’re a great band: tight, uptempo, angular, melodic, anthemic singalongs in spades. If you haven’t heard their latest, True Places, yet do yourself the favor.

Angel Du$t provided direct support on this show as they did on each of the four dates of this brief Northeast run. I’d seen the Baltimore-based quintet a number of years ago opening a run of H2O shows and, well, I’m not the biggest hardcore fan in the world. I remember it seeming like they played 45 songs in their 30 minute set that night. This was different. Stylistically there are still some hardcore elements in their sound, especially in the last half of their set, but the first half was much more…I think “approachable” is the right word. Fun, melodic, engaging (read as: longer) songs with more room for textures and layers than previously heard.

And then…Avail. Like I said, it’s really a bit difficult to put their set into words. Technically, we were celebrating the 21st anniversary of the Over The James album, so that was played in full, but it was really as much of a “greatest hits” night as it was anything. It was cathartic from the word “go.” There were requisite technical difficulties, strained voices, endless crowd-surfers — not to mention a few unexpected stage divers from the wings during “Simple Song” — props, singing from the front row, a wedding proposal (she said “yes!”) and seemingly endless energy. It had the feel of a religious revival meeting that took the shape of a punk rock show. By the end of 75 minutes, “wait, this is really happening!!!” had morphed seamlessly into “Oh my god…that really happened!!!”

Avail meant a lot of things to a lot of people, particularly people who’ve been through and understood the struggles that come along with being on the margins or on the receiving end of some of the heavier things that life can throw your way. So on nights like these, when people who’ve made it through are able to come together for the first time in forever and celebrate and revel like the old days, sometimes the feeling defies words. Hopefully, the pictures below will do justice. Thanks to Tim and Beau and Gwomper and Erik and Joe for doing this.



DS Exclusive: Avoid One Thing debut “Better Left Alone” from upcoming album, “Right Here Where You Left Me”

We’ve got a real, genuine treat for you today that, as a lifelong Boston-area resident and scene-adjacent member, I’m fired up to be able to…new music from Avoid One Thing!

We last heard from the highly-regarded side project featuring Joe Gittleman (Mighty Mighty Bosstones), Amy Griffin (The Raging Teens, Darkbuster, Jittery Jack) and John Lynch (The Neighborhoods) all the way back in 2004 with the release of their sophomore album, Chopstick Bridge. After more than a decade-and-a-half of good times and bad times and all things in between, the band’s long-awaited third album is finally upon us. It’s called Right Here Where You Left Me, and it’s due out a mere two days from now (Friday the 13th) on Big Rig Records.

To give you a taste of what’s in store, we’re bringing you the brand new track, “Better Left Alone.” Here’s how Gittleman himself sums up the song’s theme: I don’t know if this song’s apology will ever reach its target or be accepted. I hope so.” Check it out below!

Pre-order’s for Right Here Where You Left Me are available here; you can also check out the album’s title track right here! You can also snag tickets to the album release show coming up November 16th at Boston’s Great Scott right here on Friday!



United Defiance release video for new single “Cool Kids Club”

Cali punks United Defiance have released a new single, “Cool Kids Club”, via new home Thousand Islands Records, They’ve released a video for it, which you can watch below.

The band embark on a short Canadian tour this month – details are also below.



Festival Review: Catching 350 Fest and Catching Up with The Punk Rock Doc

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

350 Fest V took place a couple of weeks back, August 23-25, 2019 at the Tinley Park Convention Center. Headliners included Me First and The Gimme Gimmes, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones; and Naked Raygun. Included amongst the many others playing, were Suicide Machines, The Eclectics, Airstream Futures, The Repellants, Tight Night, 88 Fingers Louie, an acoustic set by Anthony Reneri of Bayside, Zebrahead, The Menzingers, Lucky Boy Confusion; and The Bollweevils.

Relive it or find out what you missed by checking out the pics and a full write up below!



DS Exclusive: Jake Burns of Stiff Little Fingers Reflects on his Journey from Belfast to Chicago; and the role of Political Punk in the Era of Trump

Stiff Little Fingers, out of Belfast, Northern Ireland was amongst the first wave punk bands, and among those with a lasting impact. Their debut album, the seminal Inflammable Material celebrated its 40th Anniversary earlier this year.  The album features a trilogy of angry, political songs. S.L.F. founder and lead singer Jake Burns still has a bit of that same early anger in him and is hitting the road again as Stiff Little Fingers readies itself for another tour. The tour, entitled “40 Years of Inflammable Material,” celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the band’s debut album of the same title and they will be playing said record in its entirety. The first leg, well the US leg, takes them across the nation from October 1st in Phoenix, AZ and ending on the Flogging Molly Cruise with Burns’ friends and fellow Chicago residents in Pegboy.

Speaking of Chicago, Burns’ journey from his youth in his hometown of Belfast, Northern Ireland to his adopted home, the Windy City, was one of the subjects we recently discussed. Read the entire interview below.



The Penske File stream new track “Copper Sky”

Burly City natives The Penske File are streaming their latest song “Copper Sky”. No word yet on whether this is a part of a larger project, but coming off the heels of their 2018 masterpiece Salvation, one can only hope. The new track features that maple-coated vocal sound we’ve come to love, as well as the raw guitar sound that can only be acquired through some long, cold nights, floating through the endless misery of a Canadian winter.

Check out the new track below.

As mentioned above, The Penske File’s latest release was Salvation back in 2018. Unlike George Louis Costanza, The Penske File is definitely Penske material, so do yourself a favor and give them a listen.



The Run Up (melodic punk, U.K.) release new single “Portraits”

Today U.K. punks The Run Up are premiering the first single,Portraits”, off of their new album In Motion over at New Noise Magazine. In Motion is out October 3, 2019 on Real Ghost Records (UK), Gunner Records (EU), Get Party! Records (CA), and La Escalera Records/Swamp Cabbage Records/&Vinyl Records (US). The boys from Bristol will be supporting the release with a North American tour that ends at The Fest.

Check out the tour dates and give “Portraits” a listen below.