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New “Skacumentary” – “Pick It Up! Ska In The ’90s” – Released on DVD/Blu-Ray

 

A new documentary exploring third-wave ska is coming to DVD and Blu-Ray today. Rancid and Operation Ivy lead Tim Armstrong provides the narration for Pick It Up! Ska In The ’90s and the story is told by various members of key bands from the scene. Expect cameos from members of Reel Big Fish, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Less Than Jake, and a host of others.

The documentary is the work of PopMotion Pictures and was directed by Taylor Morden. After proving popular during showings on the summer festival circuit, fans of the genre can now own the documentary themselves. Check out the movie’s official website for more details.

As well as the release, there will be official screenings of the film at various locations as part of the Ska Parade 30th Anniversary Tour in the new year. You can see the dates below.



Anti-Flag Speaks Their Mind At Paste Studios

Political punk legends Anti Flag just days after announcing their upcoming record and tour to bless the studio with some never before heard acoustic versions of their new tunes. Front-men Justin Sane and Chris #2 waxed poetic about their musical influences, social activism, and 85 Bud Lights.

It was one of the most genuine and heartfelt Paste Sessions of the last few months, and I should know because I am at most of them. They broke their songs down to their deepest roots on the acoustic guitars as they will bring their live show back to its roots playing in front of a crowd of no more than 200 on Halloween night at New York Cities Mercury Lounge.



Sum 41 Storms Paste Magazine’s Live Studio

Sum 41 is out with a new record and they took a trip over to Paste Magazine to record a live studio session with Paste’s resident musical madman Brad Wagner. While the group may be known for blazing guitar solos and hard pumping drumlines they brought a far tamer and stripped-down version to the Paste studio that still hit all the same chords.



The Damned to part with ways with drummer Pinch

The Damned are to part ways with drummer Pinch (Andrew Pinching) after two decades.

The drummer made this statement regarding the decision: “After 20 years with The Damned it’s time for me to move on. Having just fulfilled a dream playing Madison Square Garden, the upcoming London Palladium show seems like an obvious stepping off point for me. I’ve been lucky enough to meet some heroes and play shows with legendary bands and amazing characters. I send my love to my band mates past and present as well as everyone in the Damned organization and wish them all the best for the future. Up the Punks. Pinch”

His last show was last night (October 27th) at the London Palladium.



No charges filed in horrific Vancouver accident (updated with VPD statement)

Just after midnight on Saturday October 12, Off With Their Head’s bassist, Robbie Swartwood was involved in a gruesome accident which resulted in a young woman’s severe obstruction to her face. In a statement from Sergeant Aaron Roed of the Vancouver Police Department, it was confirmed what many social media speculators have already estimated. There is video evidence of Desiree Evancio (24) crossing the street between the band’s van and trailer while at a stop. This went unnoticed by the driver, and she was then dragged for several city blocks once the vehicle resumed motion. While authorities quickly made the scene, early witness reports have described a trail of blood down the street, which made it apparent this was no ordinary accident.

Evancio’s family and friends have rallied to her side, to date raising nearly $200,000 of their million dollar goal to aid in her recovery. (Go Fund Me linked here.) She is expected to be hospitalized for the next year, undergoing various procedures, and her recovery from this, truly, may never end.

Off With Their Heads has since cancelled their tour and refunded all ticket values. Sergeant Roed’s statement is included below



Go Fund Me for Woman Injured in Tragic OWTH Accident Live Now

Desiree, a Vancouver woman was dragged for 5-7 blocks under the band’s trailer, resulting in the loss of an eye and severe damage to her face. She is in critical condition. Her friends and family have started a Go Fund Me page to aid in what will be the young woman’s life-long recovery. You can submit a contribution here. More details as they emerge.



Pirates Press unveils extensive online raffle ahead of this weekend’s Rock The Ship

Ahoy, landlubbers!

In advance of this weekend’s spectacular Rock The Ship festival in the Bay Area, Pirates Press Records have launched a hell of an online fundraiser auction. It features items from Tim Armstrong, Matt Freeman, Cock Sparrer, Bar Stool Preachers, Fat Wreck Chords, Chunksaah Records, and a ton more. The auction closes THIS SATURDAY (10/19) at 9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific. It all benefits arts and music programs in public schools, a cause that’s near and dear to our hearts. Check out all your bid options here!

Limited passes are still available to a couple of the Rock The Ship events, which features a killer, killer lineup. Check out the details here.



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!