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Altercation Punk Rock BBQ calls it quits after ten year run

 

With ten years of amazing shows under their belt The Altercation Punk Rock BBQ has become a must attend event for any true punk fan during the annual South By South West music conference in Austin Texas. With so many of our favorite bands like: Two Fisted Law, Teenage Bottle Rocket, The Jukebox Romantics, Off With Their Heads, American Pinup, Lower Class Brats, Dead To Me, The Split Seconds, Dwarves, The Fantastic Plastics, and so many many more awesome acts over the years it would fill a full book just to name them all.

So why is Altercation calling it quits? Find out below.



Kyle Trocolla and the Strangers release video for “Start Again”

Alt-country punk favourite Kyle Trocolla and the Strangers just released a video for their excellent song “Start Again” from their latest record The Moon USA. Watch the video below.

The Moon USA was released last July. If you missed it, Dying Scene recently sat down with Kyle Trocolla to chat about the album.



Interview: The Split Seconds’ Drew Champion fills us in on 2018 their most bestest, funest, excitingest year ever!

Photo by Roxplosion.

I was recently able to share a few words with front man Drew Champion of the up and coming DC Punk band The Split Seconds, (Altercation Records) and below is what he had to say about the year gone by.



Riverside Odds signs to Altercation Records

Philadelphia Speed-Punk outfit Riverside Odds has signed to New York/Austin based punk imprint Altercation Records. Both are planning on an early Summer release of a new full length album produced by The Supersuckers Eddie Spaghetti.

Front man and Riverside Odds ringleader R.W. Hellborn commented;

“We are extremely excited to announce our signing to Altercation Records and we want to thank Travis and JT for supporting what we do, and can’t wait to bring our style of speed punk rock & roll to even more fans as we get set to release this next album in 2019”

Travis Myers, Co-Owner of Altercation had this to say;

“We at Altercation are very happy to have signed Riverside Odds, we have been watching them grow since they had released their last record [Let The Mayhem Begin] and have become big fans of their sound …Their live show is must see and is truly second to none, and their in your face sex, drugs, rock & roll, approach to the music is a perfect fit for our label, and we look forward to working with them for years to come.”



The Split Seconds (pop-punk) release video for “Little Lizzie Icepick”

DC pop-punks The Split Seconds have released a video for their song “Little Lizzie Icepick”. The song comes off their latest release Counterfeit Reality, which was unleashed back in June on Altercation Records. The video gives us an inside look on what these pop-punks got up to on their weekend tour through Philly and New York City.

Go on a short journey from Philly to New York below.

Counterfeit Reality is the first new music from The Split Seconds since their 2017 début Center of Attention.



Hub City Stompers Reverend T. Sinister talks about his life in the Hardcore/Ska/Skinhead scene

I recently had the opportunity to share some words with The Reverend T. Sinister of New Jersey’s premiere Ska-Punk band Hub City Stompers and below is what he had to say about his life and coming up in the New Jersey and New York Hardcore/Ska/Skinhead Scene.



Kyle Trocolla of Kyle Trocolla And The Strangers talks about his new album The Moon USA

Let it be known I am a big fan of Kyle Trocolla‘s work, I have every Two Fisted Law album and have seen TFL at least 8 times. When he came out with his solo album The Stranger in 2016 I thought it was one of the finest acoustic albums I have ever heard and this week I was totally stoked to catch up with him to chat about his most recent album The Moon USA.

Read what he had to say below.



Hub City Stompers release video for “Night Of The Living”

Hub City Stompers have released a video “Night Of The Living”, which premiered on the YouTube channel Blank TV. The track is taken from their recent album Haters Dozen, which came out back in April.

Have a watch below.



The Split Seconds (pop-punk) release music video for “Everybody’s Wrong”

Washington D.C. pop punkers The Split Seconds have released a music video for their energetic new song “Everybody’s Wrong.” Filled with raw social commentary and a throwback sound, this song is sure to appeal to fans of classic punk bands like The Clash and the Buzzcocks. 

You can watch the new video below.

“Everybody’s Wrong” comes from the band’s latest album Counterfeit Reality, which was released in June via Altercation Records. The album is the band’s first release since their 2017 debut, Center of Attention. 



Hub City Stompers Jenny Whiskey spills on her life as a 20 year veteran of the ska-punk skinhead scene

Jenny Whiskey has been playing the saxophone and singing in Ska/Punk bands for over 20 years and has garnered a reputation as one of the most accomplished and sought after sax players in the scene today. Here we were able catch up with her a little and hear about her beginnings, and what got her into her local ska/punk and skinhead scene.

Read her story below.



The Jukebox Romantics and The Sewer Rats announce split / European / U.S. Tour dates

New York road warriors The Jukebox Romantics are headed back on tour with their German buds The Sewer Rats in support of their upcoming split singles album out this September on Mad Drunken Monkey Records, Creep Records, and Monster Zero Inc. This special edition 7″ packages up two brand spanking new songs from each band with some really great art by Karl Ranseier. Check out the full schedule with U.S. tour dates below.



Kyle Trocolla and The Strangers stream “THE Moon USA”

Kyle Trocolla, who is best known for his work with Two Fisted Law and for his solo folk punk album The Stranger, has now recruited members from Two Fisted Law and Zombii for an alt-country project titled Kyle Trocolla and The Strangers. They are streaming their new album THE Moon USA, a whiskey fueled heartfelt jaunt of aggressive country rock and roll.

Check out the stream below.



The Split Seconds (punk) announce new album “Counterfeit Reality”, stream new song

Washington DC pop punks The Split Seconds have a new album entitled Counterfeit Reality set to drop on June 8th via Altercation Records.

Drawing inspirations from late 70’s bands such as The Buzzcocks, The Clash, and the Heartbreakers, The Split Seconds deliver strong songs with a raw, energetic, old-school attitude.

Counterfeit Reality is their second album on Altercation and follows their critically acclaimed debut release Center Of Attention which was released in March of 2017.

This week they deliver us a taste of what’s to come with a lyric video for the track “Where Have All The Good Men Gone” which you can enjoy below.

Catch the band on some mid west dates of this years final coast to coast Warped Tour



Hub City Stompers premiere video for “Hub City Stomp”

New Brunswick, NJ’s Hub City Stompers have premiered a video for “Hub City Stomp,” off their newest album, “Haters Dozen.” Check out the video below!



Show Review: Hub City Stompers and Bigger Thomas (The Court Tavern in New Brunswick New Jersey)


It’s not often, nor are there many venues that host shows that are anywhere near as well organized and shall I say as professionally put together as the one I attended this past Friday at The Court Tavern in New Brunswick New Jersey, where I went to see home town heroes The Hub City Stompers perform with the legendary Ska outfit Bigger Thomas who are celebrating their 30th year this year.

The Court Tavern has gone through some changes over the last couple of decades from being a solid reputable venue for underground music to a weak non caring mismanaged shit hole. Now, once again The Court Tavern is under new management, and it appears that it is returning to its former glory as a very caring home for real music that seems to respect both the artists as well as the customers who come to attend it’s shows.

Upon arrival we heard the sounds of classic old school Ska filtering it’s way up the stairs from the lower level music room, this was being spun by one of two DJ’s –Selecter Judge Knott and DJ Chuck Dat of Steady Sound System who tag teamed one another with all vinyl sets of classic Ska throughout the night between band sets.

The first band to play was hardcore Oi act Damage Done, unfortunately we missed there set I’m sorry to say, but next up was a blistering and angry set by the local Oi band Dusters, who got some of the local crowd worked up and bouncing off one another in the mosh pit. Dusters have some promise, and the band was tight but the Front man was lacking in enthusiasm unfortunately giving their set the lack of the one two punch it needed to really carry the energy being delivered by the rest of the band.

Dusters set ended and more classic Ska was delivered by the DJ’s who did a really remarkable job of setting the mood for the evening.

Next to take the stage was Bigger Thomas, and by this point the room was approaching capacity as front man Roger Apollon who as always was dressed to kill, stepped up to the mic and began slaying us with all our favorite Bigger Thomas tunes getting the crowd skanking like crazy to BT classics like Ska In My Pocket and I Can’t Remember My Name by the end of this set the place was packed and the energy was high.

Hub City Stompers took the stage and kicked it off with a new song called Hub City Stomp which started off slow and cool then erupted into a full fun fast blast of horns and front man’s Reverend T. Sinisters unique vocal stylings, which immediately worked the crowd into a frenzy… after playing a couple more new ones off the bands upcoming 6th full length album Haters Dozen mixed in with many classic fan favorites they brought up Coolie Ranx of The Toasters and The Pilfers, who joined them for another new song entitled Distance Water which they dedicated to the late great Roy Radics of the Rudie Crew who also appears on the recorded version of the song, a couple more songs through the set and the band starts up a Ska cover of Fugazi’s Waiting Room, during which another Ska legend is announced to be in attendance, and who do they bring up on stage next? The Legendary King Django gets up, and Reverend Sinister hands the mic over to him and he spontaneously raps something fantastic that seemed to say something about him having a head cold and the only cure was attending a Hub City Stompers show and receiving some kind of Devine intervention from the good Reverend T. Sinister, at this point Coolie Ranx also returned to the stage and the three of them did a back and forth with one another, all during the constant beat of Waiting Room. This one song was reason enough to come to this amazing show and I am so happy I caught this trio in action.

The set ended with the bands signature Hub City Stompers which is actually an Inspector Seven song written by Sinister twenty years ago before forming HCS and taking the name. There was then the obligatory rush to the merch table as the bands all passed out their sweaty hugs to one another and shared a shot and a beer. Thus another great and forever memorable show night came to an end in New Jersey.

Thank you Court Tavern for being cool once again and putting on a truly memorable night of entertainment. We will return.