Svetlanas Added To Punk Rock Bowling Festival

PunK Rock Bowling 2018This year marks the 20th anniversary of Punk Rock Bowling that will take place in downtown Las Vegs and features a who’s who of punk bands from all eras of the genre’s storied history. Russia’s Svetlanas have now been added to a line up that includes Angelic Upstarts, Against Me!, At The Drive In, DOA, GBH, L7, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, NOFX, Rise Against, Slaves, Suicidal Tendencies, Swingin’ Utters and  X.

Tickets for Punk Rock Bowling can be purchased here

The Punk Rock Bowling website can be found here

Mighty Mighty Bosstones Release New Single

Mighty BosstonesLong running ska-punk band The Mighty Mighty Bosstones have released a new 7″ featuring a brand new single.  The 7″ and single is titled “What The World Needs Now Is Love” and is available for purchase on the band’s webstore.

Details for the 7″ can be found here.

Live Concert Review

Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Teenage Bottlerocket, The Flatliners

Live (Aug. 23rd, 2010)

The Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA




The Mighty Mighty Bosstones made their return to Philadelphia after an eight-year absence on Monday, August 23rd. They were to play the prestigious Trocadero, right in the heart of Philly.

The Troc, as it is referred to by many, is an old theatre converted into a concert venue. It’s a small room with a balcony level, and two big points to complain about-the stage is way too high and the barricade is too far out from the stage. Sadly, this made it impossible for Dicky Barrett, the Bosstones’ vocalist, to pass the microphone out to the crowd during their songs.

The first band to hit the stage was the Flatliners, from Toronto. They played an energetic set of uptempo ska-punk. In their 35 minutes, they managed to vary their set up a lot. They included many new songs from Cavalcade, their 2010 release on Fat Wreck Chords. But they didn’t leave out their older material, also playing songs off their first full length, Destroy to Create. This reviewer, while not overly familiar with their material, really enjoyed their high-energy set. The Flatliners are definitely a band to look out for in the future.

Next up was another Fat Wreck band, Teenage Bottlerocket. If you’re a Ramones fan, this band is definitely for you. If you’re not[like this reviewer], they’re not. They’re very nice guys, but they sounded like a carbon copy of the Ramones, with a little more technical instrumentation. I did enjoy their first song, “Skate or Die,” which came from their Fat Wreck debut album, They Came From the Shadows, which was released in 2009. The highlight of their set was definitely when they called Chris from the Flatliners up to play guitar on a song, which their drummer sang. The song, apparently a cover, was about burritos. Brandon, their drummer, made an excellent front man, jumping all around the stage for his minute and a half to shine.

After a 40 minute set from Teenage Bottlerocket, the band got their gear off stage and the crew for the Mighty Mighty Bosstones started to set up. At 9:30PM, the lights went down and the band’s entrance music went on.

When the lights flared on, the band excitedly ran onto the stage to rousing cheers and applause, with Barrett getting the audience to scream before Joe Gittleman yelled “What are these noises!?” and the band kicked into their classic Dr. D from “More Noise & Other Distrubances.”

The Bosstones assaulted Philly with hit after hit, mixing new and old, classics and b-sides. Philly was treated to a few new songs off the band’s 2009 release, “Pin Points & Gin Joints”, such as Graffiti Worth Readingand Too Many Stars. The fans also got treated to cuts from deeper in the Bosstonescatalogue, such as Pictures to Prove It from 1994’s “Question the Answers” and Nevermind Me from their landmark 1997 “Let’s Face It”.

The band was in top form, with Barrett growling and belting out his lyrics with emotion unrivaled in the world of vocalists. The fans screamed back the words with that same fiery passion, especially on classic songs like Holy Smokeand Someday I Suppose. Ben Carr, the Bosstone, was all over the stage, dancing up a storm, sometimes with Barrett joining him in dancing. Trombonist Chris Rhodes was an entertaining figure to watch, as always, especially on You Gotta Go!,where he belted out the bridge in fine form, wailing and yelling in a style very different from the recorded version.

The band closed their main set with their hit The Impression That I Get, going right into their traditional end of show cover of Lights Out, originally by the Angry Samoans.
After a minute of the crowd enthusiastically chanting MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSS-TONES, the band took the stage for an encore, opening with A Pretty Sad Excuse, a 6 minute song found on the end of their most recent 2009 release. They followed it up with Devil’s Night Outthe title track off of their 1990 debut full-length, capping an epic return to Philly for the plaid boys of Boston, leaving the crowd wishing they’d come back and do one more.

Dr. D
Graffiti Worth Reading
Rascal King
You Gotta Go
Pictures to Prove It
Desmond Dekker
Nevermind Me
Someday I Suppose
Wasted Summers
Another Drinking Song
Sugar Free
The One With The Woes
Sad Silence
Royal Oil
Too Many Stars
Allow Them
Hell of a Hat
Na Na Na Na
Holy Smoke
Lights Out
A Pretty Sad Excuse
Devil’s Night Out

Tours: We Are The Union / Mighty Mighty Bosstones

We Are The UnionWe Are the Union has announced that they will be joining legendary ska band The Mighty Mighty Bosstones for support.  The band continues to support its digital-only Graveyard Grins EP with a new full-length, You Can’t Hide The Sun, expected this fall via Paper + Plastick Records.

The tour dates can be found below.

Video: The Mighty Mighty Bosstones – The Daylights

Mighty Mighty BosstonesLong running ska-punk band The Mighty Mighty Bosstones have premiered their new video, The Daylights, online. It can be seen here.

The track comes from the band’s ninth studio album – The Magic of Youth – which is available now.


The Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Like A Shotgun (Free Download)

The good folks at DyingScene are offering a free download of a brand new song from The Mighty Mighty Bosstones.  The song is titled “Like A Shotgun” and comes from the ska veterans latest album, The Magic Of Youth (Big Rig Records), which was released last week.

The song can be downloaded here.

Mighty Mighty Bosstones Streaming New Album

The Mighty Mighty BossTones has launched a stream of their entire upcoming studio album The Magic Of Youth, which hits stores on December 6, 2011 on their very own Big Rig Records.  The album was produced by Ted Hutt (the Gaslight Anthem, Dropkick Murphys).

The the album can be heard on the band’s Soundcloud here.

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Like A Shotgun

The Mighty Mighty BossTones have released the first new song from their upcoming studio album The Magic Of Youth, which hits stores on December 6, 2011 on their very own Big Rig Records.  The album was produced by Ted Hutt (the Gaslight Anthem, Dropkick Murphys).

The song is titled “Like A Shotgun” and can be heard here.

The Mighty Mighty BossTones – Hometown Throwdown Tickets On Sale Now, New Studio Album Out December 6, 2011

Tickets for The Mighty Mighty BossTones annual Hometown Throwdown are on sale now! The band is scheduled to perform at The House of Blues in Boston, MA. The dates along with the line-ups can be found below:

December 28, 2011 – H20 and The Ducky Boys

December 29, 2011 – The Slackers and Have Nots

December 30, 2011 – The Smoking Popes and Bomb the Music Industry!

The Mighty Mighty BossTones new studio album The Magic Of Youth hits stores on December 6, 2011.  The Magic of Youth is an eleven song album, ripping sing along choruses, classic ska core beats, vibrant horn lines and of course the raspy heartfelt voice and lyrics of Dicky Barrett. The writing of the album started shortly after the release of Pin Points and Gin Joints in 2009 and will be released on the band’s label Big Rig Records.

The Magic of Youth was produced by Ted Hutt (The Gaslight Anthem and Dropkick Murphys) arrives just in time for the band’s annual Hometown Throwdown at The House of Blues in Boston, MA.

Mighty Mighty Bosstones Announce Support For Hometown Throwdown

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones have released details about the bands that will be supporting their 14th Hometown Throwdown.  Two bands per night will opening for ska veterans, including H2O and The Ducky Boys on December 28, 2011, The Slackers and Have Nots on December 29th, and Smoking Popes and Bomb The Music Industry! on December 30th.  All three of the concerts will take place at Boston’s House Of Blues.  

Earlier in the month the Bosstones are set to release their eighth studio album The Magic of Youth, on December 6th.

Mighty Mighty Bosstones Date And Title Next Album

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones have announced details regarding their next studio album. The disc will be titled The Magic of Youth and is set for a December 6, 2011 release. Frontman Dicky Barrett discussed the album:

“If the question is why at this point in time, in 2011, do we need a Mighty Mighty Bosstones record, then the same question should be asked: Why do we need good music? We make really good records, and this one that we are currently making is no exception-it’s damn good. On top of that making damn good music with each other is something we love doing.”

The album is once again produced by Ted Hutt and serve as the follow-up to 2009’s Pin Points and Gin Joints

Dropkick Murphys Announce Benefit Concert

Dropkick MurphysBoston’s Dropkick Murphys have announced two hometown shows in September at Boston’s Fenway Park (home of the Red Sox). The band will be donating a portion of the proceeds to the Massachusetts 9/11 Fund as well as their own The Claddagh Fund.  The fund helps support families of victims of 9/11 throughout the state.  The Might Mighty Bosstones will support the celtic punks as special guests.

Frontman Ken Casey commented:

“We feel honored and privileged to share a connection and friendship with the Boston Red Sox. Our involvement in the 2004 and 2007 championship seasons are some of the greatest highlights of our career and our lives. But to be invited by the Sox to join the select few who have performed full concerts at the park is truly a dream come true!”

The shows are scheduled for September 8 & 9 pending city approval.  Ticket information will be available July 7, 2011 at noon (ET) on the Red Sox homepage.

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones are currently in the studio working on a new album which they expect to release by Winter 2011.


Video: The Mighty Mighty Bosstones – 2,000 Miles

Alternative Press have premiered the new music video from The Mighty Mighty Bosstones for their cover of The Pretenders’ holiday song, “2,000 Miles.

The Bosstones will be releasing the song as a digital download and on pink vinyl (with cover art by Jimmy Kimmel) in conjunction with their annual Hometown Throwdown dates. The bside will feature an unreleased Bosstones original from the Pin Points and Gin Joints 2009 recording session, called The Drone.

The video is below.

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Mighty Mighty Bosstones Detail Hometown Throwdown 2010

Boston ska-core classics Mighty Mighty Bosstones have released details regarding their annual several shows in their “Hometown Throwdown” event.  This year’s string of dates will take place out of the House Of Blues, with a special opening appearance by hardcore act DYS, which will see the 80’s icons making a rare appearance out of retirement.  Other supporting acts include The Flatliners, We Are The Union, F.U.’s, H2O and Less Than Jake.

Check out the full listings below.

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Mighty Mighty Bosstones Covers Rudy Can't Fail

Joe StrummerIn honor of Joe Strummer‘s birthday last Saturday (August 21st), Boston’s Mighty Mighty Bosstones decided to cover The Clash‘s legendary song Rudy Can’t Fail as part of their encore at the 930 Club in Washington, DC.

TakeWarningRadio were there and captured the performance, you can see the video below.

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The Flatliners To Release New Seven Inch Record

Flatliners - MonumentalToronto’s The Flatliners have announced plans to release Monumental on September 28th, a three song release only available on vinyl and digitally. Two tracks are exclusive to the release and “Monumental” is off their latest full length titled Cavalcade. Chris Cresswell from The Flatliners had this to say about the release:

Remember when bands used to release “singles” on 7” pieces of wax? They’d also come with B-sides from their records on them. Remember? Well since we just recently got “vinyl records” in snowy Canada, we don’t remember either…

Alas! This coming September we bring you the ‘Monumental’ single! (Applause) And of course, the lovely folks at Fat Wreck Chords are (man)handling the release. The A side will be the title track (“Monumental”) from our latest album Cavalcade, while the B-side boasts 2 songs picked up and dusted off from the Cavalcade cutting room floor that are just far too sweet to rob from you folks. And on top of all that, our very talented friend and delicious food enthusiast Richard Minino (AKA Horsebites) has whipped up some really awesome artwork for it. So get stoked, cause we’re already there.

The Flatliners have recently been tagged to tour with The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and they’ll be at Riot Fest, CMJ and Fest. The dates can be found here.

We also recently spoke to Cresswell about Cavalcade here.

Bosstones Heading Out For August Tour

Legendary Ska pioneers The Mighty Mighty Bosstones will be heading out on tour in August. The Flatliners and Teenage Bottlerocket will serve as support for the band for select dates.  The band last released Pin Points & Gin Joints in 2009 via their own Big Rig Records.

Tour dates can be found below.

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Mighty Mighty Bosstones Announce Summer Tour

Boston, MA ska-core pioneers the Mighty Mighty Bosstones announced their summer tour dates today:

“Hey everyone – we’re really excited to hit the road again! We’re hitting some places that we haven’t been to in a very long time. We have a fantastic show planned with some great support bands joining us. Tickets go onsale Saturday, June 26. See you later this summer!”

Check out the list of current tour dates below.

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Dropkick Murphys Ft. Mighty Mighty Bosstones: 'I'm Shipping Up to Boston' (Live)

Dropkick MurphysSpinner have posted a brand new live video from The Dropkick Murphys. The clip comes from ‘Live on Landsdowne, Boston, MA,’ the band’s new CD/DVD set culled from seven performances in six days at the city’s House of Blues to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2009.

The video is for the song Shipping Out To Boston and features a guest appearance from The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. The video can be seen below.

Live on Landsdowne comes out March 16 on the band’s Born & Bred Records.

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