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Music Video: Dead On A Friday (Melodic Punk) – “Early Grave”

NYC melodic punk band Dead On A Friday have premiered a music video for their track “Early Grave.” You can watch it below.

The track comes from their most recent album, titled “Thanks For Nothing,” which was released on May 21, 2015 via Oakland based VLE Records.



Bitter Grounds premieres new track, “Life Of Violence”, from upcoming album “Hollowlands”

Dutch punks Bitter Grounds recently signed to Oakland, CA indie label VLE Records, and are gearing up to release their debut album, “Hollowlands” later this year (December 12th) (also being released through German label Ring of Fire Records). The band also plans on coming to the states for a west coast tour in 2017.

If you haven’t heard of these guys before, I highly recommend giving the EP they released earlier this year a listen here. It’s got an awesome mix of punk and ska, and it’s also free to download on Bandcamp.

As for now, the band has just premiered a new song “Life Of Violence”, which you can check out below.



Bitter Grounds premiering new video “Struck Out” off upcoming album

Dutch punks Bitter Grounds recently signed to Oakland, CA indie label VLE Records, and are gearing up to release their debut album later this year (also being released through German label Ring of Fire Records). The band also plans on coming to the states for a west coast tour in 2017.

If you haven’t heard of these guys before, I highly recommend giving the EP they released earlier this year a listen here. It’s got an awesome mix of punk and ska, and it’s also free to download on Bandcamp.

As for now, the band has just premiered a new music video for their song “Struck Out”, which you can check out below.



Bitter Grounds sign to VLE Records for release of debut album

Dutch punks Bitter Grounds have signed to Oakland, CA indie label VLE Records with plans to release their debut album later this year. The band also plans on coming to the states for a west coast tour in 2017.

If you haven’t heard of these guys before, I highly recommend giving the EP they released earlier this year a listen below. It’s got an awesome mix of punk and ska, and it’s also free to download on Bandcamp.



DS Photo Gallery: Blue Anarchy, Sarchasm, Fozzy’s Hero, True Rivals, Sic Waiting at 924 Gilman St Berkeley (3.6.16)

Sunday, March 6th was a big day for Vacant Lot Entertainment / VLE Records, as they put on their very first Punk Rock Social, featuring local up-and-comers Blue Anarchy, Sarchasm, and SoCal’s Fozzy’s Hero, True Rivals, and headliners Sic Waiting. The heavy rains did a lot to dissuade fans from braving the weather, however the intimate crowd made the event pretty special.

First up to the stage was Oakland-based Blue Anarchy. The trio isn’t even out of high school, but they sure know how to rock. It was almost like a scene out of School of Rock. Drummer Gabriel Garza does well to help with vocal responsibilities, and frontwomen Rachel McGuire and Quinn Flannery rip it up on guitar and bass respectively. Succinct, crisp riffs, great breaks, and energy that is only reflective of a young band make these guys something to pay attention to. These guys will be doing big things so keep your eyes on them. You can listen to their latest single, “Alpha Mail”, here.

Next to the stage was Gilman regulars Sarchasm. The band hails from the Bay, and has made 924 Gilman St one of their homes. Guitarist Mari Campos heads up Insomniac Productions, which helps put on shows at the legendary venue, and the group definitely drew a crowd. Mari and the girls were playing without bassist Alex Botkin, so Mari took over bass duties while under-the-weather guitarist Isabel pushed through on the strings. The band is gearing up to release their new EP “Challenger” in June, and you can sample a few tracks here.

Fozzy’s Hero is a band that comes out with all guns blazing from the very first chord. There’s enough melodic tones to bring the band home to mom, but let’s be real – this is a punk band through and through. The band’s latest album, “Successfully Set For Failure” was released last year, and the guys spent the majority of the set ripping through the work. You can listen to that album here.

Out of all the bands playing, I was most excited to see LA’s True Rivals. These guys absolutely rock and with a stage presence to go with the sound. One-Eyed Jackson and Derik Envy’s energy can’t be contained and as you watch them bounce and jump around stage, you know these guys are at the top of their game, and having a great time doing it. This is one of those bands where the set photos really do tell the story of the energy in the house.

In a weird twist of fate, it seemed as the night went on the venue thinned out instead of filling up. The dedicated fans that stuck around were treated to an amazing, yet short set by Sic Waiting. The band recently released “Derailer”, and I was super stoked to see favorites like “Active Alumni” and “War Is The Answer”  performed live. Stage presence leaves a little to the imagination, but during some of the guitar solos, we are shown how to really rip it up. The band will be doing a lot of touring this year, including a spot at the party in the desert that is Punk Rock Bowling.

Have a look at the entire night of photos below.

Big thanks to Gregg, JC, and the rest of the crew for putting on this event.



Vacant Lot Entertainment live streaming Punk Rock Social with Sic Waiting, True Rivals, Sarchasm, Fozzy’s Hero, and more; giving away FREE Les Paul Guitar

This Sunday, Vacant Lot Entertainment, Insomniac Productions, and 924 Gilman St are teaming up to bring the SF Bay Area an early day of music, punk rock, and other festivities.

The first ever Punk Rock Social will be taking place at the legendary cooperative/non-profit, all-ages venue 924 Gilman St in Berkeley this Sunday starting at 6pm. It’s an early show with doors opening at 5, so get there early! The lineup will feature SoCal’s Sic Waiting as headliners, with support from LA’s True Rivals, Fozzy’s Hero, local Bay Area favorites Sarchasm, and Blue Anarchy.

As if the line-up wasn’t reason enough to spend an evening in Berkeley, Vacant Lot Entertainment will be giving away a guitar for FREE, signed by each member of all the bands performing. All you have to is buy a piece of merch and you will be entered into a drawing to win a brand new Epiphone Les Paul guitar (special TV yellow color). Pretty rad.

If you can’t make it to the show – don’t fret – the folks over at VLE will be streaming the entire night’s performances live on their YouTube page, starting at 6pm PST. So get the show! But if you can’t, check the whole thing out from the comfort of your living room here.

Fozzy’s Hero and Sic Waiting have some upcoming tour dates, which you can check out below. Also, have a look at a little teaser promotion video VLE did for the event.

See ya in the pit on Sunday at Gilman!



Interview: A Conversation with Vacant Lot Records founder Gregg White; Punk Rock Anti-Social March 6th

Over the Valentine’s Day weekend, I woke up bright and early and headed across the Bay Bridge to Oakland, to meet Vacant Lot Entertainment/Vacant Lot Records Gregg White for a little brunch at the infamous Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe. The conversation was full of bloody mary’s, greasy-ass (and delicious) grub, and reminiscence of the good ‘ol days…

Gregg, VLE, and company are gearing up for their very first show in the San Francisco area this next Sunday, March 6th at the legendary 924 Gilman St. venue. Touted as the Punk Rock Anti-Social, the early Sunday show will feature SoCal’s Sic Waiting as headliners, with support from LA’s True Rivals, Fozzy’s Hero, and local Bay Area favorites Sarchasm. As if the line-up wasn’t reason enough to spend an evening in Berkeley, Vacant Lot Entertainment will be giving away a guitar for FREE, signed by each member of all the bands performing. All you have to is buy a piece of merch and you will be entered into a drawing to win a brand new Epiphone Les Paul. Pretty rad.

You can read the whole interview/conversation below, where Gregg and I talk about VLE’s origins and influences, current signings, and what it’s like to run a small, independent record label in the SF Bay Area.

If you’re lucky enough to live in the area, mark your calendars for March 6th for what is sure to be the first of many Sunday shows from the punks over at VLE.



VLE Records release “2016 Free Sampler”

Oakland, CA based independent record label, VLE Records, has released a 6-song sampler from their current roster of bands, featuring tracks from Fozzys Hero, Dead On A Friday, Sarchasm, Riot Club, Flat Broke, and Steve Jasper.

You can stream it below and grab it for free on bandcamp.



Sarchasm stream new single “Mt. Rainier”

Bay Area punk band Sarchasm have released a stream of their new single “Mt. Rainier” and you can listen to it below.

The song will appear on the band’s upcoming album Challenger which is set for an early 2016 release via VLE Records. You can pre-order the album here.



Sarchasm release music video for ‘You and Me’

Bay Area punk band Sarchasm have released a live video for their new single “You and Me” and you can watch it below.

The song will appear on the band’s upcoming album Challenger which is set for an early 2016 release via VLE Records. You can pre-order the album here.



Sarchasm stream new track “You and Me”

Bay Area punk band Sarchasm has just released a stream of their latest track “You and Me”. The song mixes an upbeat melody with some really pleasant harmonies, creating a really fun track. Check it out here.

“You and Me” comes off the band’s upcoming album “Challanger”, which is set for an early 2016 release via VLE Records.



Fozzys Hero (melodic punk) stream new album “Successfully Set For Failure”

SoCal melodic punks Fozzy’s Hero have just released their new album Successfully Set For Failure through Oakland based VLE Records and you can stream it in full below.



Dead On A Friday (melodic punk) stream new album “Thanks For Nothing”

NYC melodic punk band Dead On A Friday have officially released a full album stream of their new record entitled “Thanks for Nothing” and you can check it out below.

“Thanks For Nothing” is the bands sophomore full length album which was released May 21 , courtesy of Oakland based VLE Records.



Sarchasm sign to VLE records, announce new EP “Tides”‏

Bay Area punk band Sarchasm have officially signed to VLE Records and will release their new EP “Tides” this Fall.

VLE Records owner Gregg White has released this statement:

“It is truly refreshing to be able work with some of the best young talent our punk scene has been producing over the last decade, and Sarchasm deserves to be recognized on several levels; one being their overall musicianship and songwriting which is nothing short of impressive. Another is the band’s commitment to individuality, tolerance, and unity in the punk rock community, as well as their active involvement and volunteerism at local venues, which really resonated with me. VLE needed a band like Sarchasm on our roster, and we couldn’t be happier to have them.”

Sarchasm – Berkeley, CA are an alternative/punk band from the San Francisco Bay Area, formed in 2010, that crafts their sound around a broad range of influences. From the fast-paced angst-core music of the East Bay punk scene, to the raw alt-pop of Carina Round and the Arctic Monkeys, the band has spent the past few years spreading their emotive indie punk tunes all over the West Coast.

Stream the band’s self released full length album “Help, I Need An Adult” below.



Dead On A Friday (punk) stream new song “Early Grave” off upcoming album “Thanks For Nothing”

NYC melodic punk band Dead on a Friday will release their new album “Thanks For Nothing” soon through VLE Records and you can get a taste of what’s to come by streaming “Early Grave”, a new song from the release, below.

Pre-orders available here.

The band released their last album Hope it Was Worth It in 2007 on Stabsco Records.