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Brainflakes (UT) Release New Single, “Clay’s Achin'” (FFO Polar Bear Club, Make Do & Mend)

Utah gravel-punks Brainflakes have released a new song called “Clay’s Achin’.” The single is from their upcoming EP “Someone, Somewhere,” out November 1st on Hidden Home Records.

You can pre-order the EP on cassette now. Listen to the single below.



Black Bolt Release Music Video For White Claw-Tribute, “Claws Out”

Boise punks Black Bolt have released a new music video for their single, “Claws Out.”

The song itself cuts in under a minute, and the video features friends drinking White Claws, the band drinking White Claws, and two guys in animal costumes drinking Bud Light – just kidding, they’re also drinking White Claws.

You can check out the video below.



Nerf Herder returns to Chicago to play inaugural “Merry Punking Christmas”

Punk vets Nerf Herder will return to Chicago for the first time in seventeen long years to play the inaugural “Merry Punking Christmas” at Reggies. Joining Nerf Herder for this, the most joyous of occasions will be: The Copyrights, Dan Vapid & The Cheats, and Capgun Heroes. The show will go down December 7th as mentioned above at the world-famous Reggies.

Check out the video for “Mr. Spock” below.

Nerf Herder last released Rockingham back in 2016. 



Hidden Home Records Say “Happy Birthday” With Free Bandcamp Catalog

Boise punk label Hidden Home Records has made everything on their Bandcamp “pay-what-you-want” for the rest of the month. All donated proceeds will serve as a birthday gift to their mail guy, Mike.

HHR’s catalog features music by Filthy Hearts, Forever Unclean, Wicked Bears, and more. The label’s owner wrote in an Instagram post:

“[Mike] has happily chosen to do all of our mail order from Idaho since I moved across the country for my career. He is a one-in-a-million friend and deserves the world. Happy birthday Mike, I couldn’t do it without you. For the rest of September, everything on our Bandcamp is pay-what-you-want in celebration of MIIIIKE. All donations will go to him, cuz we rarely break even as it is. Link in bio.”

You can visit the Hidden Home Records Bandcamp here, or check out their new compilation below if you’re unfamiliar with the label.



The Offspring members sued by bassist Greg K.

The Offspring bassist Gregory “Greg K.” Kriesel, who has been absent from performing with the band for several months, has filed federal lawsuit against two of his bandmates  vocalist/guitarist Bryan “Dexter” Holland and guitarist Kevin “Noodles” Wasserman  alleging trademark infringement and breach of partnership agreement over the rights to the Offspring name.

The court document in its entirety is available for download at this location.

Although The Offspring have neither responded to the lawsuit nor released a statement regarding Greg’s current status as a member of the band, he is still listed as a member on both The Offspring’s Facebook page and their official website. During his absence from touring, Greg was initially filled in by No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal and currently stepping in for him is H2O guitarist and Offspring touring member Todd Morse.

Along with Dexter and Noodles, Greg is one of the three members to appear on all of The Offspring’s albums since their 1989 self-titled debut. It’s not clear if he did actually perform bass on the band’s long-waited upcoming tenth studio album, which will be their first since 2012’s Days Go By and is expected to be released later this year or next year.



Blink-155 Releases “Free Punk Lyrics” Compilation (not for free)

Blink-155, a podcast run by members of Junior Battles and Pre Nup, has released a 39-song compilation of artists using lyrics from a Tumblr page called Free Punk Lyrics.

As explained on Bandcamp:

“‘Free punk lyrics’ was a joke Tumblr started by Alex and Josiah in 2011 where they would write absurd punk lyrics in four minutes or less. The lyrics were posted online under the pretense that upcoming punk bands could use them for free. It’s all right there in the name. 

In 2018, listeners of the Blink-155 podcast started making real songs out of the lyrics posted on Tumblr. 39 tracks later, the Free Punk Lyrics Compilation is here.”

The album is available on Bandcamp and can be streamed below.



David Gumage releases new book “Punk Faction (BHP ’91 to ’95)”

British Hardcore Press was a zine that passionately championed the UK punk and alternative music scene in the early 90’s.  Author David Gumage recently curated the best of the zine into his new book, Punk Faction (BHP ’91 to ’95).  The book contains short stories, reviews, and interviews with bands such as Green Day, Rancid, Jawbreaker, Quicksand, Sugar, Samiam, All and Down By Law.  If this sounds up your alley, pick up a copy here.  



Jason Cruz announces Fine Art Exhibition in Los Angeles

The great Jason Cruz

Legendary Strung Out front man Jason Cruz recently announced a free all-ages artist reception on October 25th at the Copro Nason Gallery in Los Angeles.  The event is being held to celebrate the release of Jason’s new children’s book, “There Are Such Things As In Your Dreams.”

The event will also feature pro skateboarder Steve Caballero and an acoustic performance from Strung Out.  For more information, and to RSVP to the event, head over here!



The Muffs announce first album in five years, “No Holiday”

Southern California icons The Muffs have announced their new album, the first in five years, titled No Holiday. Out on October 18th, the album will feature 18 songs, written between 1991 and 2017. That’s a long time to wait to record something!

Drummer Roy McDonald adds, “I think No Holiday is the most unique album we’ve ever made — 18 songs that run the spectrum from full-blown productions to intimate home recordings. This was a labor of love for us and I think that comes out in the record. We wanted to create something lasting and special. I, for one, couldn’t be happier with the results.”

You can watch a trailer for the album below.



Singers from Bayside, Saves The Day, Thursday and more come together for Dayton, Ohio

The great city of Dayton, Ohio has been hit with back to back tragedies this year. With the unthinkable event that took place earlier this month, when an active shooter opened fire in the city’s Oregon District and killed nine people and injured dozens more. As if that wasn’t enough Dayton was also ravaged earlier this summer by fifteen tornadoes on Memorial Day.

So suffice it to say the community could use a little morale boost as well as a helping hand, and enter the great singers of Bayside, Saves The Day, Thursday and more to be a part of Dayton United: A Benefit For The Dayton Foundation. The event will take place August 28th, at the Dayton Masonic Live.

If you’re in the area be sure to head on over and support this great cause. Check out this acoustic version of Bayside’s “Sick, Sick, Sick” below to get you in the mood.



Introducing the Crapsons’ CrapFest (UK): A Punk Rock All-Dayer of “Friends, Families, and Fellow Idiots”

We’re all about promoting the little guy with a grand plan here at DyingScene and following that train of thought, we though we’d share with you an event that caught our eye recently.

The hopefully ironically-titled CrapFest launches this year in the UK city of Liverpool. The event will take place at the city’s Phase One venue on 25th August and features an eclectic stack of bands looking to leave their stain on the once acclaimed European Capital of Culture. Whereas many all-dayers these days have a clear overarching theme, CrapFest is varied to say the least.

The brainchild of featured two piece Crapsons, Mike and Andy, the event is clearly looking to bring together a host of bands that don’t generally fit into a particular genre/scene; maybe they don’t want to fit with anything. Liverpool has a long history of promoting unique and interesting music and this will be no different.

Headlined by punk rockers Healthy Junkies and featuring the always-raucous Habits, Crapsons themelves, Salt The Snail, and Mr. Ted to name a few, the all-dayer has already sold out of its lower-priced early bird tickets but there are full price ones still available. If you’re keen to get involved in this diverse cluster-fuck of a show, don’t sleep on it!

You can find all ticket and other information for CrapFest here. You can also see the full lineup on the promotional poster below, as well as some words from the team behind the event.



SBAM Festival Announces Full Lineup for Its 2019 Fall Edition

Proving that amazing festivals don’t need to wait until summer, SBÄM Fest has just announced its Fall Edition’s full 2019 lineup. The event is being held on November 1 and 2 in Wels, Austria. From the recent announcement, it looks like it’s going to be a cracker. 

Comprising the bill will be The Bouncing Souls, Raised Fist, No Fun At All, Guttermouth, Guns ‘N’ Wankers, Rentokill, Iron Chic, Death By Stereo, and a bunch more besides.

You can check out the full lineup from SBÄM Fest on the tour poster below and all ticket information is available here



69 Enfermos (Skate Punk, Brazil) Detail Summer European Tour

Brazilian skate punk act 69enfermos are hitting Europe for the second time this summer. The band will play 16 dates including festival appearances at Brakrock, Punk Rock Holiday, Paris Punk Rock Summer, Free & Easy Festival, Starák Fest and Punk Rock Schamus in Austria.

You can check out the full list of shows on the band’s tour poster below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Chris Fox (Skate Punk) Releases New Track “Photography” From Upcoming Album

Well, here’s some news that’s sure to make your Friday! Chris Fox (Boss’ Daughter, Vampirates) is releasing his second full-length album on August 2nd! Like his debut album, this newest offering (released via Voted Best Records) is titled Chris Fox and was written, produced and recorded by the man himself! It was recorded between May 2018 and May 2019 during minimal time off between tours, and in random locations across the west coast. Mr. Fox continues on his normal path of stripped down and built back up punk songs about friends, drinking, not drinking, and a slew of other relatable topics. The new eleven track LP includes the smash singles “All That I Know” “Help To Forget” and features art by the endlessly talented Joey Souza. The debut single, “Photography” was just released today on all your favorite digital music sites. But, if you wanna cram it in your ears now, (and peep the Photography Tour 2019 schedule as well as the track list) without all of the laborious clicking, head on down below!

*Side Note: Fox Land sounds AMAZING!!



Mercy Union have van broken into, gear/belongings stolen before first EU/UK tour show

I feel like we need a dedicated “stolen gear” category under which to start filing stories, because here we go again. This time, the victims are longtime friends of not just ours, but lots of people in the scene: Jersey’s Mercy Union.

Here’s how the band’s frontman Jared Hart explains what happened on the very first day of their first EU/UK tour:

We’ve been in less London for less than 24 hrs and I’m writing the same post I wrote in 2011. We decided to go to Camden to get lunch quick before loading into the first show. We parked across the street in a Morrisson’s supermarket with 24/7 cctv, backed up to a fence, and a wood divider between the cabin and gear. We were gone for about 45 minutes. When we came back someone had removed a piece of the back door and pooped the back door open. They took gear, personal belongings, and merch. If anyone can share this or keep an eye out for any of the thing in these pictures or on this list, it would be greatly appreciated. We’re going to attempt to do these shows the best we can. Thanks in advance.

-Sommatone branded telecaster- black on back, sunburst on front. Tortoise shell pickguard in gator hardcase
-1978 Fender Pbass Sunburst, pink strap in skb hard case w/stickers
-marshall jcm 900
-ampeg portaflex solid state head
-pedal board in “Grenade” rolling bag
-boss Tu-2 tuner x2
-boss Blues driver
-jhs klon klone
-ehx holy grail reverb
-empress tape delay
-waleus aetos power supply
-strymon timeline
-strymon bigsky
-solodallas storm pedal
-earthquaker speaker cranker
-peterson strobostomp
-voodoo labs pedal power 4×4
-sans amp
-2 pearl kick pedals
-telefunken m80 microphone
-senheiser 838 microphone
-samsonite rolling suitcase filled with merch (tshirts and records)

Personals
-black jansport backpack
-amazon brand rolling carry on bag
-late 2013 macbook pro 15”
-2012 macbook pro 
-sony aplha a6000
-1 US passport

The band’s first show did take place earlier tonight after the event, and they’re doing their best to piece things together going forward. If you’re interested in kicking in to the GoFundMe page that’s been started on their behalf, you can do so right here.

Mercy Union’s ripper of a debut album, The Quarry, was released late last year.