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Fake Names at Union Pool
photo by Kate Hoos
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Fake Names (Refused, Minor Threat, etc) played their first show (videos, pics)

"I'm trying to be cool about this, but it's a big deal," said Dennis Lyxzén. "I mean, I bought all the Iron Cross 7" cause I had to have them." For fans of Dischord Records, and the general DC scene of the '80s and early '90s, Thursday night's show at Union Pool was unmissable with an entire bill of alumni...

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Fake Names Hammered Hulls
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Fake Names (mem Refused, Minor Threat, Embrace) playing first show ever in NYC

The new punk supergroup's lineup also includes members of Girls Against Boys/Soulside, Enon, and more.

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Denzel Curry
Denzel Curry
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Five Notable Releases of the Week (7/27)

This week's Notable Releases include Denzel Curry's best LP yet, Thou's ”grunge” EP, Lifetime/Dag Nasty/Bouncing Souls offshoot Beach Rats' debut EP, and more.

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Beach Rats
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stream Beach Rats’ (Lifetime, Bouncing Souls, Dag Nasty) “Skins, Brains & Dubs”

Hear a new song by Beach Rats, the new punk supergroup with Lifetime vocalist Ari Katz, guitarist Brian Baker (Minor Threat, Dag Nasty, Bad Religion, two Bouncing Souls members, and Dubs.

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Beach Rats
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Beach Rats (Lifetime, Bouncing Souls, Dag Nasty) playing debut shows, streaming song

The band includes Lifetime vocalist Ari Katz, guitarist Brian Baker (Minor Threat, Dag Nasty, Bad Religion), Bouncing Souls members Brian Kienlen and Pete Steinkopf on guitar and bass, and Bouncing Souls pal Danny Windas (aka “Dubs”) on drums.

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Beach Rats
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Lifetime/Minor Threat/Bouncing Souls offshoot Beach Rats announce debut EP

We ”did it so quickly, with no overdubs, no nothing. We recorded it like I haven’t recorded in a very, very long time. Just getting a good take and that’s it. It was fun to make music like that – it was exhilarating,” says vocalist Ari Katz.

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Beach Rats
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Lifetime, Minor Threat & Bouncing Souls members form Beach Rats

Lifetime singer Ari Katz is fronting the new band Beach Rats, which also includes Brian Baker (Minor Threat, Dag Nasty, Bad Religion), and two members of Bouncing Souls.

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Jawbreaker Going Off Track
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Jawbreaker’s Blake Schwarzenbach guesting at Going Off Track taping, 33 1/3 Q&A

Other guests at the Brooklyn podcast taping include Brian Baker (Dag Nasty, Bad Religion, Minor Threat) and Laura Stevenson.

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Bring Me The Horizon
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Brian Baker slams Bring Me The Horizon for “entitlement”; BMTH respond

"I honestly don't know if your music is bad or good - it's not for old people! I meant that you suck as humans. Sorry for the confusion." - Brian Baker

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Punk Rock Bowling
photo by Karl Hedgepath (via Toby Morse Instagram)
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Descendents, Dag Nasty, Subhumans & more played Punk Rock Bowling NJ (review, pics, videos)

It was a stacked day, but the biggest deal had to be the headlining set from the Descendents. They're hot on the heels of announcing a new album, their first since reuniting in 2010 and first since 2004's Cool to Be You...

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