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DYING SCENE RADIO

Dying Scene Radio is the official podcast of the music/news website, DyingScene.com. Hosted by Bobby Pickles and a revolving, ragtag cast of misfits (i.e., Elena Venetia, Chris Fox, etc.), morons (i.e., TONE LO-KI, Piazza, etc.), and musicians - the show premiers new music, covers all the latest headlines, and features band spotlight interviews (notable guests have included: Ben Weasel, Cock Sparrer, Frank Turner, Fletcher Dragge, Gavin McInnes (co-founder/Vice), Millencolin, and face to face).
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Dec 8, 2015

This week on Dying Scene RadioBobby Pickles welcomes Jaret Reddick (Bowling For SoupJaret Goes to the Movies, and a slew of other things) “in-studio” to co-host the show. The two are proof positive that ANYBODY can be a radio DJ. FUN FACT: cosmic connections are very real.

With special commentary from New York pop-punks Ate Bit, Midwest pop punks, The Distractions, the punk-ish Chicago band, Nervous Passenger, an awesome video production company called Raw Cut Media, and the one-man band himself, straight outta Atlantic City, NJ - Nick Ameen!


This Week’s Playlist
Bowling For Soup - 20 Years (That’s a Lot of Beers)
Nervous Passenger - Good For Nothing
J. Navarro & The Traitors - Water
Foo Fighters - Sean 
Looming - Christmastime
Ate Bit - Pointlessly Constant
Hellbent - Washed Out 
The Hempsteadys - Bela Lugosi’s Ghost
Lucky Scars - Bandita 
The Distractions - In Stereo
Nick Ameen - Brick By Brick 
The Low Ends - Solus 
Los Ramones - Relámpago 
The Lamplighters - Basement 
Dead Trains - County Road Bound/Mean Town Blues 
Toxic Kid - It’s Christmas Time…Again 
Years Asleep - Reflections 
Lazy Class - Stracone poklenie 
Linterno - Outatime
Hooray for Our Side - Outatime

You can subscribe to Dying Scene Radio via RSS, on iTunes or with the TuneIn or Stitcher apps for iOS and Android. We also enjoy reading listener feedback on the air, so feel free to send us an e-mail. Or call us on the hotline - (347) 754-PUNK.

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This week’s sponsor is, as always, FAT ENZO.

Nov 24, 2015

This week on Dying Scene RadioBobby Pickles podcasts from Greater Boston, welcoming yet another different guest co-host, Rob McManus/Northern Shakers. The Bobs are back, briefly! FUN FACT: Rob (Bob) knows less about punk than Bobby.

BAND SPOTLIGHT | TONE LO-KI and Mr. Pickles interview the Finnish heavy metal/bluegrass cover act, Steve'n’Seagulls, who recently went viral with their rendition of the AC/DC classic, Thunderstruck.

With special commentary from Quinte, Ontario’s The Barefoot Sailors, Fredericksburg, VA horror punks Savage Remains, Georgian melodic punk act, Courage, Dear Heart, and the UK/Italian punk sensation, Second Youth.

This Week’s Playlist
The Casualties - Running Through the Night
Copout - No Justification
All Things End - Lost and Faded
Turbonegro - Hot For Nietzsche
Northern Shakers - Lie Awake 
Ship Thieves - Middle Man
Graveyard Johnnys - For Tonight (Live)
Steve'n'Seagulls - Holy Diver
Steve'n'Seagulls Interview
Steve'n'Seagulls - Thunderstruck
Gold Route - Baba O’Riley
Smokey Bastard - Baba Yaga
The Barefoot Sailors - Davy Jones’ Locker
Savage Remains - Bringing Out The Dead
Career Suicide - Cut And Run
Terror - Sick and Tired
Night Birds - (I’m) Wired 
Weezer - Thank God for Girls 
Courage, Dear Heart - Shallowed Be Thy Name 
The Dirty Nil - No Weaknesses
The Bloodstrings - Tonight We Dine in Hell
Bears! Bears! Bears! - I Want A Boat
Second Youth - Glass Roof

You can subscribe to Dying Scene Radio via RSS, on iTunes or with the TuneIn or Stitcher apps for iOS and Android. We also enjoy reading listener feedback on the air, so feel free to send us an e-mail. Or call us on the hotline - (347) 754-PUNK.

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Nov 16, 2015

This week on Dying Scene RadioBobby Pickles welcomes “Crazy James” Zinkand (his second guest co-host in two weeks) in-studio (his mom’s car) to discuss punk related topics (and James’ alcoholism) while Elena Venetia ponders her possible return to the show (Bobby can be overbearing, sometimes). If you miss Elena’s insights and would like her back as much as Bobby does, please feel free to persuade her via emailFUN FACT: Crazy James saw The Eagles of Death Metal at Le Bataclan in 2009.

BAND SPOTLIGHT | Pickles interviews Jared Stinson, frontman of SoCal skate-punk act, SIC WAITING, from his mobile studio, parked in front of NYHC Tattoos, on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

With special commentary from Jacksonville, Florida melodic punk act Flag On Fire, North Carolina ska-punk group Just The Tip!, Virginia Beach newcomers Lifeboat!, Orange County ska-punk act Save Ferris, German punks The Black Tape, Swedish punk rockers Scumbag Millionaire, and the best band in the world X-Ray Vision.

This Week’s Playlist
Anger Flares - Rebels With Cause 
Beans On Toast - I’m Home When You Hold Me 
The Black Tape - Antennas Of War 
Coma Commander - Christopher Robin And The Giant Blisters 
The Devil Wears Prada - Alien 
NerveGuns - Every Single Day 
Riverboat Gamblers - I Wanna Destroy You 
Scumbag Millionaire - Gotta Move
Sic Waiting - A Red House and Bones
Interview - Jared Stinson/Sic Waiting
Sic Waiting - The Salesman
Skipjack - Something to Believe In 
State Line Syndicate - Loves Me So 
Strike Again - Burning Heart 
X-Ray Vision - Get Outta My Room Mom!
Fake Legacy - Haters Always Gonna Hate 
Flag On Fire - #96 
Greg Rekus - Stay 
Wadeye - Never Forget 
Good Charlotte - Makeshift Love 
Handguns - Bury Me 
Just The Tip! - Satellites
¡La Vasa! - Forgive And Forget 
Leftover Crack - Bedbugs & Beyond 
Lifeboat! - Not Myself 
Todd Beene - We Miss You

You can subscribe to Dying Scene Radio via RSS, on iTunes or with the TuneIn or Stitcher apps for iOS and Android. We also enjoy reading listener feedback on the air, so feel free to send us an e-mail. Or call us on the hotline - (347) 754-PUNK.

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Nov 9, 2015

This week on Dying Scene RadioElena Venetia takes the week off, so Bobby Pickles conducts the podcast from Jersey City, NJ with longtime friend Adrien “Stupid Martini” De Martini, bassist of the female fronted horror punk act, Thee Money $hot. Things get personal, as los bastardos spin tales of atheism, Florida, talentless musicianship, and the untimely death of Teenage Bottlerocket drummer Brandon Carlisle. Bobby also openly apologizes for his wasted, unprofessional antics on last week’s episode; suffice it to say, Bobby doesn’t remember Halloween, but Stupid Martini is quick to remind Pickles of the Halloween two years prior. Have you ever shat your pants at a costume party? FUN FACT: Bobby has! (With special commentary from Mexico City’s Anti-Venöm, Cincinnati punk rockers, UnderTipper, and the new, surf-obsessed, totally-from-California punk band, The All Brights).

This Week’s Playlist
Dead Saturday - Teenage Bottlerocket 
The Digs - Ready Set 
Drones - From Birth To Grave
Brick By Brick - These Streets
Anti-Venöm - Enough Is Enough feat. Night Gaunts and Riot Ska Chris 
51percent - Disconnected (Face To Face)
Big Eyes - Local Celebrity
Thee Money $hot - Stoked
Aiden - No Gods 
UnderTipper - El Bastardo 
Naked Raygun - Broken Things
The All Brights - West Coast F#@k You 
Youth Decay - The Party’s Over 
Sonic Boom Six - No Man, No Right
Cavaverman - Don’t Cross The Streams
Dollar Signs - The End

You can subscribe to Dying Scene Radio via RSS, on iTunes or with the TuneIn or Stitcher apps for iOS and Android. We also enjoy reading listener feedback on the air, so feel free to send us an e-mail. Or call us on the hotline - (347) 754-PUNK.

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This week’s sponsor is, as always, FAT ENZO.

Nov 2, 2015

This week on Dying Scene RadioBobby Pickles travels south to the great state of Floriduh to report from FEST 14, but when he’s big leagued during Tampa’s Pre-FEST 3 by Masked Intruder for the second time in two weeks, Pickles goes gonzo (Hunter S. Thompson-style), opting to instead stay close to the beach - drinking, drugging and destroying hotel rooms alongside his attorney - the illustrious Ben Coletti. That’s punk rock! Not tripping over a bunch of trendies in land-locked Gainesville. Elena Venetia conducts her end of the show from the comfort of Queens, NY - where she sets up a Halloween themed playlist to settle the nerves of her two Floridiot counterparts. FUN FACT: Dolphins are rapey.

THIS WEEK’S PLAYLIST
Hola Ghost - Night of the Vampire
The Ramones- Pet Sematary
Dead Kennedys - Halloween
Marilyn Manson- This is Halloween
The Dead Tones- You Dismember Me
Horrorpops- Walk Like A Zombie
The Cramps- I Was A Teenage Werewolf
Schoolyard Heroes- Dawn of the Dead
AFI - Halloween (Misfits Cover)
Alkaline Trio - Halloween (Misfits Cover)
Misfits - Monster Mash

You can subscribe to Dying Scene Radio via RSS, on iTunes or with the TuneIn or Stitcher apps for iOS and Android. We also enjoy reading listener feedback on the air, so feel free to send us an e-mail. Or call us on the hotline - (347) 754-PUNK.

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Oct 26, 2015

This week on Dying Scene RadioElena Venetia reports from the field, travelling by Chinatown Bus from NYC to Delaware to interview Nathan Gray, frontman of the post-hardcore/punk band, boysetsfireBobby Pickles joins the conversation from the comfort of his studio, where he is safe to interrogate the singer from afar. Then Masked Intruder bumps the pair before their concert at NYC’s Webster Hall. Apparently, a hapless sound technician spilled his beer on the soundboard just prior to soundcheck, killing all hope of podcasting with the criminal quartet. How punk rock is that! But, Bobby vows to get the scoop next week during FEST 14, or go to jail trying. Episode 32s recurring theme: Kangaroos have 3 va-jay-jays.  

THIS WEEK’S PLAYLIST
Closet Fiends - Heroinsomnia 
Continents - Scorn
Interview Part 1 w/ Nathan Gray of boysetsfire
The Hempsteadys - Teen Wolf 2012
Dying River - Waiting For Your Next Storm
My Iron Lung - Set Of Stairs
Stoj Snak - Laughter Brings People Together But No One Wants To F#@k The Funny Guy
Uniforms - Kathleen Hanna Turned Heel
Deforesters - A Song For The Reptoids At Denver International Airport to Sing
Interview Part 2 w/ Nathan Gray of boysetsfire
Manic Pixi - Tongue Tunnel
Leftover Crack - System Fucked
Go Deep - Slumberland

You can subscribe to Dying Scene Radio via RSS, on iTunes or with the TuneIn or Stitcher apps for iOS and Android. We also enjoy reading listener feedback on the air, so feel free to send us an e-mail. Or call us on the hotline - (347) 754-PUNK.

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This week’s sponsor is, as always, FAT ENZO.

Oct 19, 2015

This week on Dying Scene RadioBob Noxious quits the show LIVE ON AIR, but not before he and Bobby Pickles welcome Gavin McInnes (Co-Founder, VICE) by way of the interwebs to discuss how punk rock helped shape his successes. An accomplished entrepreneur, writer, radio/tv host, McInnes is living proof that English majors can accomplish a lot more than just being a teacher, not that being a teacher isn’t a great accomplishment or anything. Then a new co-host jumps directly into Bob’s grave! Her name is Elena Venetia and she’s a hot, tatted, New York City punk rock chick, who does not want to be known as the “hot, tatted chick co-host” - just “co-host” (but she’s far from a feminist and wants to make that clear right now). Episode 31’s recurring theme: EVERYBODY is replaceable.

THIS WEEK’S PLAYLIST
Dead Ahead - Berzerker
Free Children of Earth - No Broken Circles 
Gavin McInnes - Interview Part 1
Behind Deadlines  - Office Party 
Less Deceived - I Used To Own A CRASS T-Shirt 
Chilled Monkey Brains - The Tale of Ramirez DePietro 
Quarter Tank - Grenades 
The Best of the Worst - Ctrl-Z
Still Alive - Shadow Anthem 
Gavin McInnes - Interview Part 2
Lucky Stars - All Lies 
The Atom Age - It’s A Mess 
Smokey Bastard - Archipelago

You can subscribe to Dying Scene Radio via RSS, on iTunes or with the TuneIn or Stitcher apps for iOS and Android. We also enjoy reading listener feedback on the air, so feel free to send us an e-mail. Or call us on the hotline - (347) 754-PUNK.

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FAT ENZO.

Sep 21, 2015

This week on Dying Scene RadioBob Noxious and Bobby Pickles welcome Frank Turner by way of the interwebs to discuss his new record, Positive Songs for Negative People. The Bobs can tell full well that Frank is highly disturbed by their uncouth, American manners and hacky, tabloid idiocy - but that doesn’t stop them from getting to the bottom of things, or learning about Lester Bangs. From being hungover on the set of his new Josephine video, to performing a “nearly” spot-on American accent while proclaiming his love and admiration of the deep south, Turner stays courteous to the Bobs, even while Noxious fields him questions, which were obviously researched via wikipedia. Say hello to the punk rock Bruce Springsteen! (At least we didn’t make that the headline). Unlike Mr. Pickles, who was on TLC’s America’s Worst Tattoos - Mr. Turner does not believe in cover-ups or regret, that’s why Frank has deemed his left leg, his “stupid tattoo leg”, sporting an image of Dale Earnhardt, a kangaroo with a unicorn horn, and a brandname of canadian prescription painkillers. Episode 30’s recurring themes: Bob’s admitted rampant file sharing abuses, his exploitation of hate mail and “not so secret” admirers, plus a new genre is born: polka-funk.

SYNOPSIS OF BANTER

Bob doesn’t know the meaning of provocative. Elliott Fullam of Little Punk People talks about his experience interviewing Babes in Toyland at their NYC Irving Plaza show. Bob has a “not so secret” admirer who appreciates Bob’s beard. Bob says the Meat Puppets aren’t “punk rock”. 

Bob’s extra-curricular activities was band but he had to quit because he had poor grades, while Bobby was hellion, a “crazy, punk rock kid” who dropped outta high school but still managed to graduate from UF. Frank Turner teaches Bob and Bobby about Lester Bangs, considered to be  “America’s Greatest Rock Critic” - the Hunter S. Thompson of music journalism. Bob says Bobby must enjoy wearing women’s clothes because Bobby refuses to comment on Fat Mike’s fondness of wearing ladies’ attire. 

“There’s always a little word play when there’s a little ass play”, says Bob as he intros “Frank Turner ‘doing’ Josephine”. Bob’s doing a split 7” with Dwarves’ guitarist HeWhoCannotBeNamed. Bobby wants the 7” vinyl from Bob for Christmas. Bob says espresso is a diuretic - that’s why e stays clear of that nasty stuff when carousing Walmart shopping aisles.

New DS t-shirts may be available soon! Bob says whenever he wears his DS t-shirt, people pledge their undying (pun intended) allegiance to Dying Scene. When a band calls it quits and they still have 7-8 months of touring, Bob won’t shed a tear. The name “American Television” makes Bob think of the “golden years” of TV. Bob has never experienced television outside of the USA. It’s really the lowest common denominator.

Frank Turner has better manners than Bob and Bobby, despite being an Englishman. If you’re a good songwriter, you might not wanna listen to other’s input, as in - “dude, that stuff sounds like Iron Maiden, it’s not 1984” - actual commentary from a PigPen session. While discussing the new Domesplitter hot sauce - Bobby declares, “Hot Sauce Everything!” Bob looks up the moruga scorpion scoville unit, then explains the hybrid strain system to Bobby, who has read High Times magazine and lives in a “medical state”. 

THIS WEEK’S PLAYLIST
Frank Turner - Josephine
Frank Turner Interview Part 1
Science Club - The Lord Will Have His Terrible Vengeance
Contra Code - Screw Tape
Frank Turner Interview Part 2
Night Birds - Left In The Middle
Hopes - Trapped
Frank Turner Interview Part 3
Sundays - Power Of One
Million Dead - Breaking The Back
Frank Turner Interview Part 4
Band Of Homeless - Drink Again
Rusty Things - The Butchers Bill
Frank Turner Interview Part 5
Three Eyed Jack - Faded Memories
The Offenders - Harsh Reality

You can subscribe to Dying Scene Radio via RSS, on iTunes or with the TuneIn or Stitcher apps for iOS and Android. We also enjoy reading listener feedback on the air, so feel free to send us an e-mail. Or call us on the hotline - (347) 754-PUNK.

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This week’s sponsor is, as always, FAT ENZO.

Sep 14, 2015

This week on Dying Scene RadioBobby Pickles chats with Mathias Färm and Erik Ohlsson of the legendary Swedish skate-punk band Millencolin prior to their stop at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, on the North American leg of their 2015 True Brew tour. Pickles probes the two Scandinavian guitarists about that time their mutual friend, Frankie Dan acclaimed tattoo artist who passed away unexpectedly at the age of 35, had the entire band tattoo their signatures onto his leg. Erik says they have the entire encounter on video somewhere and they will post it soon, now that they have heard the news of Frankie’s untimely demise. Bobby also asks the two about Millencolin’s iconic sound, their preference for Viking women, and then relays several offensively idiotic questions that were penned by Bob NoxiousVideo of Bobby Pickles’ full-interview with Millencolin can be found on the DSR YouTube page. Vignettes by: Dan of Still Alive, Mark of Madaline, and Shaun Colón and Joel Herrera of A Fat Wreck and Punk Rock Film FestEpisode 29’s recurring theme: Crapping out on punk rock knowledge.

SYNOPSIS OF BANTER

Let’s play a game of punk rock craps. “Are you ready to roll the dice, Mr. Pickles!” Bob exclaims, revealing his inclusion in a $1700 football pool and having his mind on his money and his money on his mind. But the Bobs don’t know sports terminology, or gambling terminology for that matter. But they do know about punk rock! Or so they think.

Cover songs are like a box of chocolates - and Bob Noxious recommends Richard CheeseBouncing Souls also do a string of hometown shows during the holidays, just like the Bosstones. The Bobs were on hiatus when Queers bassist Dangerous Dave went on drunken rampage aimed at destroying the band’s drum kit

Bob has zero idea who BoySetsFire is but wants to test Bobby’s punk rock knowledge. Noxious then makes fun of how Bobby answers his fact-checking questions, but Bobby knows it’s only out of insecurity because Bob is most probably a sociopath, and some thing’s are better left unsaid. 

Bobby keeps on saying “next on the docket” throughout the show, which may become a staple term, just like “grubby little hands”. Bob Brandt wants Pickles to hunt Blake Schwarzenbach down on a Brooklyn sidewalk. Bob says Bobby should catch the Jawbreaker frontman as he’s exiting a bodega, kitty litter in-hand. 

Bob says, “Never let another man hold your bag!” when Bobby shares that he left his bag of radio equipment with Jonny X while he moshed in the circle pit at the Millencolin concert. Bob still gets in the pit at 46. Bob says Tom Araya looks downright haggerty in the brand new Slayer video. The Bobs crap out when they roll a 7 with everything on the table!

THIS WEEK’S PLAYLIST
Dynamite Dynamite - Die For This
The Mistakes - Sick Of The Sun
Still Alive - Choices
BOYSETSFIRE - One Match
Madaline - No Sound
Blisterhead - Tumbling Down
Harrington Saints - Side By Side
Half Empty Glass - People Like You
Millencolin Interview
Millencolin - Bring Me Home
Ivan Drago - Coming Down
Start At Zero - Buzzer Beater

You can subscribe to Dying Scene Radio via RSS, on iTunes or with the TuneIn or Stitcher apps for iOS and Android. We also enjoy reading listener feedback on the air, so feel free to send us an e-mail. Or call us on the hotline - (347) 754-PUNK.

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This week’s sponsor is, as always, FAT ENZO.

Sep 8, 2015

This week on Dying Scene RadioBob Noxious and Bobby Pickles connect with Joey Cape live from his van. The three discuss Joey’s new solo record, Stitch Puppy,  the story behind the song, “Tracks”, and what it was like to record his latest acoustic album using a similar formula to that of his label, One Week Records.  Bobby uses his “Wop Dar” to uncover the Italian roots of the Lagwagon frontman, insinuates that, like most musicians, Joey is inherently lazy, and then asks Mr. Cape a very pretentious question, which Joey has not the authority to answer adequately, given that the punk rock ethos transcends ideas and is really a part of one’s DNA. But, Joey agrees with Bob’s ethos, being a 46 year old man who lives his life like a 17 year old boy.  

SYNOPSIS OF BANTER: Jason 3D of The Jasons designed a FAT ENZO t-shirt depicting The Bobs getting killed by The Jasons. Lou Koller, frontman of NYHC greats, Sick Of It All, speaks with ten year old Elliott of Little Punk People, and Bobby wants to make him a DSR war correspondent because he’s interviewed many of the same people as Bob and he’s a much more talented interviewer. The Bobs discuss their impending full-coverage of FEST 14 in Gainesville and Pre-FEST in Tampa. Bobby doesn’t know who Mikey Erg or Ronnie James Dio is. The Svetlanas are from “Mother Russia” just as PigPen are comprised of more bacon than Bob puts down during breakfast. Why does EVERYBODY think the iconic Motörhead frontman, Lemmy Kilmister, is going to die? Bob says if Lemmy isn’t really afraid to die, he’d have played a fourth song in Austin. Bob thinks he might need to go back to the dark liquors. Bob says, “Lemmy will live forever and what kind of world are we going to leave for Lemmy?”

AND VIGNETTES BY: Elliott Fullam of Little Punk PeopleJ. Prozac of Doubtfire, Todd Dulawan of Distorted Signals, Dylan Flynn of Pass The Bass, and Mike Hansen of Pentimento.

Episode 28’s recurring theme: bad/spot-on accents, artists who’ve recorded records in one-week’s time, and Bobby’s three keys to success - Persistence, Arrogance, and Stupidity, with major emphasis on the latter. 

THIS WEEK’S PLAYLIST
Nightbirds - 8 Inch Betsy
PMX - Pull The Trigger
8 Inch Betty - Mean Days
Svetlanas - Siberia
PEARS - Snowflake
Guilty By Association - Coming Home
Doubtfire - California
The Mahones - Fuck You
Joey Cape Interview
Joey Cape - Spill My Guts
Lagwagon - Made Of Broken Pieces
Pentimento - Sink Or Swim

You can subscribe to Dying Scene Radio via RSS, on iTunes or with the TuneIn or Stitcher apps for iOS and Android. We also enjoy reading listener feedback on the air, so feel free to send us an e-mail. Or call us on the hotline - (347) 754-PUNK.

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Aug 31, 2015

This week on Dying Scene RadioBob Noxious and Bobby Pickles are finally back after nearly a month long hiatus! There’s been a mini format change, plus new episodes are posting each and every Monday morning. Get yourself a recap of last week’s new music and headlines, brought to you by the Bobs. On this week’s episode, Bobby talks about his travels to Floriduhh where he gets too drunk to record a DSR podcast episode with Bob in-person. Bobby asks Bob if he’s ever seen the iconic 80’s punk movie, Dudes (1987), directed by Penelope Spheeris; Bob mentions that he and the acclaimed Decline of Western Civilization director are Facebook friends. Bobby asks Bob if he ever likes bands’ Facebook pages, prior to listening to any of their music, simply based on their ridiculous name. Bob thinks new NOFX music is not newsworthy because they’re always dropping new music. Bobby informs Bob that Fat Wreck Chords has only existed for 24 years and nobody checked to verify dates - everyone just bought the 25 year anniversary marketing ploy. Bobby gives 45 Adapters frontman Pickabar a FAT ENZO BB Allin t-shirt at the 2015 Long Island Punk Rock BBQ. Bill stevenson declares Propagandhi the best band ever. Bob declares that Fletcher Dragge is a name nazi. Bobby interviews Fraser Murderburger about doing a pre-order in lieu of a crowdfunding campaign, recording with Masked Intruder, Matt Allison (Atlas Studios), and having a million different drummers involved with The Murderburgers’ line-up during the band’s existence. Bobby says Bob should go join The Murderburgers too  - since his band, PigPen, dawns masks just like the Masked Intruder fellas. Bob says he won’t be wearing a mask in his next band because it’s too hot. Bob talks about attending Underoath’s high school in Tampa, FL. Bobby accuses Bob of “lazy thievery” - not wanting to steal the new Epitaph sampler via one-track on youtube. Bob “drops the mic” on Bobby, then reads two weird definitions of the newly accepted pop culture phrase; the alternative definition of which brings this week’s episode rating from R to X for vulgarity. Bobby declares, “Darkbuster must be a great name to hear uttered in the Boston accent!” Then, Bob attempts a Boston accent but sounds more like Vinnie Barbarino from Welcome Back, Kotter. While discussing Iron Reagan’s (Bobby mispronounces name) new craft beer flavor by Stragtimes Brewery, Bob tells Bobby the tale of PigPen’s Stale Ale and Swine Wine. Bob realizes that he could never go solo because he would have to rival the Bobnoxious band of Canada. Bob wonder why contests are so difficult these days, referencing New Found Glory’s music video contest, Bob says to win you have to be multi-talented. DSR could be the official podcast of FEST 14 in Gainesville - so stay tuned for that. Bob discusses his “hipster neighborhood” and having not mowed his lawn since finding out his house is to be sold. Sparklefight in the news, so Bobby reaches out to Mike Beer about a commercial they made in jest nearly 4 years ago - there’s a Facebook protest group calling for the boycott of Connie’s Ric Rac because they say the video (which is pure schtick) supports rape culture. Mike argues their side of the story, explaining why they won’t take down the video - it’s the principality of the situation. New one-man band, Distorted Signals, lives in a van down by the river, and they/he/she also records their/his/her records in said van, as well. Episode 27’s recurring themes: name nazis and bad words, which start with the letter “C”.

THIS WEEK’S PLAYLIST
Blowfuse - Radioland
The Prosecution - Sofa Spuds
45 Adapters - Patriots Not Fools
Propagandhi - I Am A Rifle
Dead Ahead - Cold Truth 
Dead Rejects - Spill Your Guts
Darkbuster - Many Moons
D.O.A. - Punk Rock Hero
Joey Cape - This Life Is Strange
Greg Graffin - Faith Alone
Distorted Signals - Less Than Nothing

You can subscribe to Dying Scene Radio via RSS, on iTunes or with the TuneIn or Stitcher apps for iOS and Android. We also enjoy reading listener feedback on the air, so feel free to send us an e-mail. Or call us on the hotline - (347) 754-PUNK.

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Jul 31, 2015

This week on Dying Scene RadioBob Noxious is on hiatus, attending to his studio renovation, while Bobby Pickles welcomes help from his “business partner” Tone Lo-Ki and NYHC bassist extraordinaire Aaron “White Owl” Collins whose discography includes stints with SkarheadMurphy’s Law, and the early 90s funk-punk band White Trash (Elektra Records). Collins, a gritty, DMS punk rock “lifer” provides a sh!t-ton of interesting commentary. Wait until you hear his Rick Rubin story! Check out the newly released White Trash record titled “Suburban Purgatory”. BAND SPOTLIGHT: Pickles and Lo-Ki speak with Dean (aka D. Thrilla) of the NYHC schtick act No Redeeming Social Value. Episode 26’s recurring theme: Zappa!

THIS WEEK’S PLAYLIST
White Trash - I Might Lie
Misconduct - Blood On My Hands feat. Roger Miret
Big D and the Kids Table - Ska Sux
Great Collapse - New Abolition
Atomic Winter - Concrete Squall
No Redeeming Social Value - Beer=Fun
No Redeeming Social Value Interview
No Redeeming Social Value - Your Boyfriend is a Guido
Skarhead - D.F.F.
Science Made Us Robots - Hopeless Attitude
Spin-Off - You look at me as if I were from another planet
Alameida - Payday

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Jul 23, 2015

This week on Dying Scene RadioBob Noxious and Bobby Pickles are joined in-studio by documentary filmmaker, Matt Riggle, director of FILMAGE: The Story of Descendents/All. The film spotlights the overly-caffeinated godfathers of pop-punk through various lineup/name changes as their anti-frontman Milo Aukerman departs the band to pursue science and randomly rejoins to make classic records. Key interviews include, Fat MikeDave GrohlMark Hoppus, and past/present band members: Chad PriceDave SmalleyScott ReynoldsTony LombardoStephen EgertonBill StevensonKarl Alvarez, etc. Which incarnation do you prefer: Descendents or All? Episode 25’s recurring theme: The Quest for ALL! 

THIS WEEK’S PLAYLIST
Descendents - Clean Sheets
Descendents - I Don’t Want to Grow Up
Bouncing Souls - Pervert
Good Riddance - Sour Grapes
ALL - She’s My Ex
ALL - Problematic
Descendents - I’m Not A Loser
Descendents - Rotting Out
Mike Watt and The Secondmissingmen - Kabuki Girl
The Bronx - Catalina
ALL - Alfredo’s

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Jul 17, 2015

This week on Dying Scene RadioBob Noxious interviews Black Cat Attack in his unkempt garage with his shoes and air conditioner off. The Ajax, Ontario female-fronted death punks are out on tour, in support of their latest record, Bright Side of the Moon, making their way up and down the U.S. eastern seaboard, chatting with Bob at his home in Tampa, in between their Florida dates. Bobby Pickles is in on the conversation too via phone, and that’s just fine with him, because he gets to practice zero discretion, bombing them from afar with blathering idiocy, leaving Bob to deal with the uncomfortable mess, he created. The Bobs also speak with Neil Mitchell, bass/vocalist of the UK melodic punk act Templeton Pek - slated to release their latest record New Horizons on July 24th through Hardline Entertainment. Neil compares his experience recording the album to that of a pilgrimage, traveling to Hermosa Beach, even using the same bass guitar that Jason Thirsk used to lay the tracks for the Pennywise anthem “Bro Hymn”. Bobby says, “yeah, except you stormed the church, grabbed the crucifix off the wall and played it.” Neil adds, “and then we tried to steal it, but they wouldn’t let us.” Episode 24’s recurring themes: bias wikipedia editors and Bob’s innate ability to coin words/phrases. Also, Bobby mistakenly covers an article published by The Hard Times, which is essentially punk rock’s Onion.

THIS WEEK’S PLAYLIST
Useless ID - Killing A Ghost
69enfermos - In The Nineties
The Anti-Queens - Halls of Ivy
The Venomous Pinks - Do You Wanna
BCA Interview
Black Cat Attack - Killing Spree At Zero Gravity
Hilltop Rats - Dying Breed
Stray From The Path - Badge and a Bullet (Part 2)
Machinist - Take
Dead Batteries - Lousy Smarch Weather
Templeton Pek Interview
Templeton Pek - Smoke and Mirrors
Obi Fernandez - Get The Time


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Jul 10, 2015

This week on Dying Scene RadioBob Noxious and Bobby Pickles are joined in-studio by guest hosts, Fletcher Dragge (of Pennywise fame) and Justin Thirsk, two-thirds of the Hermosa Beach trio known as Chaos Delivery Machine! They’re trying to wake people up to the insane realities of the world through their freshly released cacophony record entitled - BURN MOTHERF#CKER, BURN - produced by Fletcher himself via Hardline Entertainment. An enemy will stab you in the back, but a true friend will stab you in the front, repeatedly - which Fletcher and Justin (a couple longtime pals who have enough stories and insights to fill a podcast program of their own) make abundantly clear by the diatribe they exchange. The Bobs also speak with Olga and Diste of the female-fronted “Russian” hardcore punk band, SVETLANAS, whose latest record, Naked Horse Rider, was produced by Dwarves frontman Blag Dahlia. Catch them out on the Warped Tour this summer! Episode 23’s recurring theme: unconventional Pringles can applications. 

SYNOPSIS OF BANTER

Bobby publicly criticizes Dying Scene for not copying him on the long email chain swapped by the DS editors responsible for generating a list of The 25 Best Punk albums of 2015 (so far)

In Bobby’s opinion, they did not do their due diligence by omitting the latest Screeching Weasel opus, Baby Fat Act 1. Bobby has vowed to help write the updated list in six months, including the aforementioned record plus CDM’s BURN MOTHERF#CKER, BURN - which is a lengthy concept opus in itself. Fletcher is astonished to learn that when Ben Weasel sat in his chair last month, he lambasted damn near everyone in punk rock, but had nothing bad to say about Pennywise.

While discussing the new Chaos Delivery Machine record, Fletcher discusses his roles as self appointed bassist and producer of the band, gloating that producing had given him a “license to f#ck with everyone”, and ultimately, got exactly what he wanted. 

Kanye West found himself in the music news this week by declaring himself the greatest rockstar in the world. We here at Dying Scene Radio do not necessarily consider this news, but we do stand by Fletcher’s declaration that he, along with the Kardashians, should “take a long walk off a short pier”.

Fletcher and Justin relive their “sh!t-pipe” story and Fletcher basically calls Bobby dumb for not realizing that most fertilizer is essentially fecal matter. Get ready to laugh in stitches! Without going into too many details, you might learn where the term “smoking the good sh!t” originated. 

It is no secret that Fletcher loves a nice White Russian. What you may not know, however, is that his favorite vehicle of choice is to deliver that tasty beverage is a Pringles can. Justin adds that the salt from the chips give the drink that extra special secret ingredient, which puts it over the top. When asked if the Pennywise’s rider has any weird accommodation requests ala Van Halen’s brown M&M’s, Fletcher admits that he’s fine with a deli tray and a wet bar, and maybe four or five pizzas after the show. When asked about the powerfood that sparks their creative process, Fletcher proclaims that any bag of chips and beef jerky usually does the trick.

From one White Russian to another, the Bobs spotlight the female-fronted hardcore punk act, SVETLANAS, who are Russian by way of Italy. The band’s open criticism of Vladimir Putin has rendered lead singer, Olga, unwelcome in her home country, and entire band, enemies of the state. Possessing the band's latest record, Naked Horse Rider, is considered a crime in Russia. The band explains the risk involved with taking part in the secret Soviet underground punk scene, which is often violent. 

Bob displays his knowledge of, and undying affection for, the British children’s television program, Teletubbies. Now, if he can only figure out the difference between the purple and yellow one.

Chaos Delivery Machine will lead you along the path of righteousness! Or, so says Fletcher, when asked about healthy eating habits. “They” try to pass off the food pyramid as edible and safe, which disturbs Fletcher, who prefers to think of pigs and chickens doing their thing on the farm instead of being kept in a cage.

Justin and Fletcher debate the difference between 2’ x 3’ and 24” x 36”. Is there really a difference? Fletcher thinks so. 

Fletcher confesses that he has fans in prison who send him mail...and text messages. Because, if you can get heroin and bitches in prison, a cell phone’s not so far fetched. Will Pennywise ever play San Quentin as did Johnny Cash so many moons ago? Only “time” will tell. 

Friendship. Brotherhood. Comaraderie. If you can't take a joke, kindly excuse yourself from this planet. Best friends can always outwit each other successfully.

THIS WEEK’S PLAYLIST
Chaos Delivery Machine - SLIPPING INTO DARKNESS
All Out Helter - Sinking We Regress
Sketchy - Welcome To New York, F#ck You
PEARS - Breakfast
Stiletto Bomb - Ampgrinder
No Fun - Ode an die Freude
SVETLANAS Interview
SVETLANAS - Tinky Winky
The Suizos - F#ck Work
The Record Collection - Revolutions
Emperors - Monarchs
Assassinate The Scientist - Bad Blood and Neighborhood Bars

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Jul 3, 2015

This week on Dying Scene RadioBob Noxious and Bobby Pickles say “good morning” to Pat Decline, guitarist/lead singer of the Aussie punk act, The Decline, who’s on the line from the downunder, sporting a winter beanie cap and eating a Vegemite sandwich. Pat has difficulty skirting around certain topics, as his quick witted Kiwi sarcasm becomes no match for Bobby’s powerful pseudo-intellectual questioning. The two Bobs also speak with two Jasons, when the driveling duo welcomes guitarist/lead singer Jason V and bassist Jason 3D, half of the Crystal Lake, NJ horror-pop-punk band The Jasons. They’re four mongoloid brothers who enjoy pissing people off with their immature antics and playing pure Red-Blooded American Punk Rock. They may not sound exactly how you might think they would...but we'll let you be the judge of that. Episode 22’s recurring theme: backslashes and throat slashes. 

SYNOPSIS OF BANTER

The Bobs plan an October camping trip in Gainesville because all of the hotels are sold out for FEST. Bobby suggests inviting The Jasons, and together, the two Bobs decide that this idea would be incredibly awesome. Then, always one to toot his own horn, Bobby informs all of the listeners, plus anyone else who will listen, that his recently published Dying Scene article entitled 10 Most Distasteful Punk Rock Band Names was #1 on the Google Analytics this week. Psychologically unable to give anyone encouragement, Bob calls Bobby out for his glaring omissions from the list, while pondering the whereabouts of the pizza delivery guy. 

After playing through the first batch of songs, Bob reveals his socio-geopolitical ignorance while describing his vision of what an Israeli woman looks like in his head. Bobby is astounded by Bob's lack of knowledge, then briefly educates Bob about desert fast-food chains and the Israeli army. The consummate line stepper, Bob further divulges his clueless nature by mentioning "the Mexicans who used to work on his job site", when Bobby asks Bob where he learned all his Spanish. No wonder why everybody hates Bob.

Bob lambastes Bobby for covering a news story about an upcoming heavy metal festival. Audibly disgusted, Bob tells Bobby that there’s only room for punk on Dying Scene Radio. As the onion unpeels, Bob discloses that he has a stalker, who happens to be a former metal singer. Bobby shrugs it off, declaring that Bob seems more likely to be a stalker than have one.

Stereotyping obviously becomes the next topic of conversation as the Bobs connect halfway around the world with Pat from the Perth-based punk band, The Decline. Bob asks Pat if he is sick of hearing references to the iconic 80's Australian pop band, Men At Work, all while Pat eats his Vegemite on toast. While not necessarily offended by it, Pat does voice his displeasure with the classic Simpsons episode that disparages the outback. Moving past the pigeonholing, Pat explains the Australian music scene, Bob describes a Cuban sandwich, then Bobby pressures Pat for an answer to what is probably the band's most frequently asked question. Check out the full interview to find out the answer to that question, as well as the plethora of other asinine questions that the Bobs stream of consciousness.

Bobby continues on with his unhealthy obsession with the "slash" as it is used in the English language. Knowing this while picking songs for the episode, Bob makes clear his correct use of syntax, informing Bobby that he will not be needing to edit him with such a heavy hand. After further probing, Bobby declares that Bob was indeed grammatically correct in his use of the backslash, to which Bob defiantly agrees. 

Speaking of “slash”, next up are a couple of slashers - Jason V and Jason 3D, who join the show directly from their cabin on Camp Crystal Lake. Profanity and hilarity ensue as two Bobs blather with two Jasons, who could easily feel right at home on any stage doing stand-up comedy, but instead choose to make beautiful pop-punk music - all while donning individually decorated hockey masks ala the Friday the 13th movie franchise. The band also has a web series that they produce on a regular basis. Bobby questions the two Jasons on their "performance art" after they single handedly ruined a Doyle show by forgetting the set-list and playing out of tune guitars. Other topics visited: the challenges of playing pop/punk music in a mask, and running a “family business”. 

Usually not the one to offend, Bobby disparages the Jasons’ mother. Initially shocked by the callous remark, V and 3D offer an Internet beat down, and then go on to tell about crossing the Canadian border in their fart-bus while importing their mother’s severed head. The Jasons then promise that the band will be breaking up at the conclusion of the podcast, but also claim to disband and reunite on an almost daily basis. Sounds like brotherly love to us! Please just don't call them "horror punk" or you’re dead! Make sure to check out the rest of the interview in its entirety...these guys are a fearsome.

THIS WEEK’S PLAYLIST
Chaos Delivery Machine - Of Mice and Men
Not On Tour - Sick Of The Mess
Thieves - Smoke Signals
Running Like Lions - Rose Mystique
The Decline Interview
The Decline - The Blurst of Times
The Mugwumps - Peek-A-Boo / The Hate Monger
Canker Blossom - Go Fuck Yourself
Man Overboard - She’s In Pictures
Sass Dragons - Cup Overfloweth
The Jasons Interview
The Jasons - Crazy Ralph (Shut Your Mouth)
Spinechain - What's The Point?

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Jun 26, 2015

This week on Dying Scene RadioBob Noxious and Bobby Pickles welcome the Denton, Texas-based ska act, The Holophonics, who are preparing to release their twelfth studio album, Don’t Mess With The Holophonics, on July 14th. You can pre-order a copy on the group’s bandcamp. The Bobs also highlight the London, Ontario pizza-punks, Wasted Potential, who just digitally released their new EP, Nervous Conditions, on Get Party Records. They are also offering a cassette version through the band’s tape label, Curt Murder Fan Club. Also, Bobby gets all political, falling prey to the pandering, incoherent blathering perpetrated by the mainstream corporate media. And nobody wants to join him down that dirty rabbit hole! Episode 21’s recurring theme: Politics-Schmolitics

SYNOPSIS OF BANTER

As the nation's political season starts taking shape, Bobby lets his political incorrectness shine through, Bob asking the unfortunate question “What soapbox are you currently standing on, Bobby?” There’s a laundry list of problems within the state of the world, but the two decide to forgo any potentially polarizing topics of discussion, opting to “keep it light”.

Always one to spot genius, Bobby notices how bands can steal internet traffic from bands 100x their stature just by combining their band name and album title to match something in another band’s description. Very clever! There have been generations of bands doing it all wrong!

Bob brings up being “exposed” to terrible music on terrestrial radio, citing horrible “Dad rock” of 90’s yesteryear. Bob insists that it was all “crappy” music then, and the fact that it still exists to this day on the radio is torturous. Bobby explains that it is Bob’s proximity in a southern market that indicates the station’s playlist. 

Eric Daino of The Holophonics joins the show, giving the Bobs a quick history lesson on the band, explaining how they have been able to release 11 albums in just three years. Discussing the blank stares they get when they have to explain the ska genre to fellow Texans, Daino acknowledges his admiration for the schleppy Top 40 band, Maroon 5, and absolute disgust of U2. Eric explains the band’s “business model” of covering popular songs in their own ska-style and releasing them on YouTube. Other discussions include touring, crowdfunding, and politics...plus the world premier exclusive of a new track entitled “Frack-Off!” Check out the band’s new music video, Meteoric Rise To Mediocrity, released today!  

After feeling inspired by Bob’s inept news gathering, highlighted a 5 year old article on “how to make a punk rock vest”, Bobby decides to covers an article about foreign bands and their “American equivalent”. Sometimes, we have slow news days here at the ol’ punk rawk ranch.

While discussing “inside baseball” about the show, Bobby lets the cat out of the bag about a pending interview with Jello Biafra, legendary frontman of Dead Kennedys. Biafra, who collected 10 votes while running for President in 2000 under the Green Party ticket, would make a wonderful addition to the show, considering Bobby’s eagerness to polarize our listenership with politics. We’re pretty sure that Jello has a few opinions of his own. Vote Jello 2016!

Up next and fresh off of band practice are the Canadian pizza-punk band, Wasted Potential. Immediately, Bob quizzes the band about hometown heroes, Bobnoxious. Surprised by the enthusiasm from a couple punk rockers who glamourize the second worst band to ever come out of The Great White North, Bob takes it as a clear indication that the air must be very thin north of the United States border. From there, the topics include guns, robberies, poor beer choices, the best pizza styles, making excuses to clear the border patrol, and WP’s upcoming date at FEST in Gainesville. 

As the show wraps up, the Bobs’ completely miss the mark on yet another Canadian band, referencing a slang dictionary for further clarification. Professing their ignorance for what the band “SNFU” means as an acronym, Bob warns to “stay away from definition #2”.

THIS WEEK’S PLAYLIST
Templeton Pek - The Blindside
Moment 22 - Reverie
The Atom Age - It's A Mess
Be Like Max - Sin City Rude Kids
The Holophonics - Frack Off!
Entropy - Panic
Versus The World - The Santa Margarita
The Jetbirds - Scale The Wall
On A Hiding To Nothing - Gag Reflex
Wasted Potential - Weekend At Bernice’s
PRO-PAIN - Age Of Disgust

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Jun 19, 2015

This week on Dying Scene RadioBob Noxious and Bobby Pickles switch things up, with Bobby choosing all the music and Bob doing his best Walter Punkite impersonation. It's time to find out what Bob thinks is newsworthy and what Bobby thinks sounds good. Let's leave it up to the listeners to decide! Joining the team in-studio is Bobby's "business associate", Tone Lo-ki, of FAT ENZO. The two Bobs, and their trusty sidekick, spotlight two bands: Denver ska-punks The A-OKs who’ve just released their third full-length studio album Maybe Partying Will Help, and Philadelphia horror-punk act The Mad Splatter who are set to release their new EP Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things. Episode 20’s recurring theme: Role Reversal.

SYNOPSIS OF BANTER

Bob kicks things off by referencing "The Bum", which Bobby had specifically asked him not to do via corporate email earlier in the day. Like Rick James, Noxious is an habitual line stepper. If you’ve been following along at home, you know the storyline, but if not, you can download the Dying Scene Radio back catalogue via iTunes.

When the Bobs discuss their new roles for the week, Bob admits that whatever he found as news may not even be relevant because he chose not to pay attention to Google Analytics, opting to instead mention what he found interesting. 

With his new found feeling of entitlement to speak openly, Bob tells everyone how much he "loathes" live albums, opining that they are usually reserved for bands who are too lazy to write music or don't have enough "hits" for a Greatest Hits record. 

Bob and Tone connect through their mutual admiration of Suicidal Tendencies, then begin recanting the lyrics to Institutionalized, which was recently covered by Body Count. Just ignore Bob's horrible Ice-T impression. 

The consummate grammar-nazi, Bobby quizzes Bob on the correct way to add a "slash" to a group of words - citing Bad Cop / Bad Cop. Bob takes his stance, getting angered and annoyed by people who use the "backslash" incorrectly. Bobby takes it a step further, explaining that there are actually two different types, each having a different name and function, to which Bob deadpans, "yeah, front-slash and backslash".

While introducing one of the new bands on the playlist, Bobby recognizes that one of the bandmembers is drinking a Bud Light in their band photo. Quickly, Bob makes fun of their name, threatening their lives if they don't remove the "Z" from Loud Boyz. Tone Lo-ki warns that he’ll join the browbeating if they don't start drinking "real" beer. Bobby may in fact be a “grammar-nazi” but Bob and Tone are “beer-nazis”.

The guys then speak with Colorado ska-punks, The A-OKs, who are taking a break from their rehearsal, keeping it classy, while drinking Old English 800 from the 40oz. Immediately, Bobby asks their opinion on Bud Light, Bob seeming genuinely annoyed by such a ludicrous question. When the band approves of Bobby’s continuous consumption of canned Clydesdale piss, Bob deducts 3 punk-points from the band. Everybody knows that cold, delicious, domestic flows from the tap like water in Colorado. 

Bobby alludes to the “legal stuff” in Colorado, which the band admits "everybody is doing", so naturally it must be ok. It then becomes apparent that while on tour, things aren't as legal as they are back home. Talk about an inconvenience...

While discussing The A-Oks’ upcoming summer tour, Bob asks if they will be visiting the Sunshine State, realizing that not only are they making a stop in St. Petersburg, but they will be playing just four short blocks down the street from where Bob's band, Pig Pen, are playing on that very evening. They all promise to meet up for a beer and to "sneak behind the alley".

Obviously hockey fans, talk turns to the recent Stanley Cup Finals and how Lightning goalie, Ben Bishop, played through a torn groin, which everyone assumed was just diarrhea.

The Bobs featured a new song from The A-OKs a few weeks back on the infamous “Ben Weasel episode”, where Ben proclaimed the ska-punk genre to be a re-animated corpse, back to annoy, proclaiming “good riddance”. Amused by Ben's take on their music, The A-Oks send Ben a personal message through the airwaves. 

Catch The A-OKs on the Ska Revival Tour this summer, and download their new record Maybe Partying Will Help. This skankin’ septet will be traveling cross-country, playing dates with all their favorite bands, and Bob predicts that the band will hate each other after two days in close quarters of the van. Good luck on the road boys and girls!

Bobby gives Bob props for the amount of work that goes into stringing just a few measly punk rock songs together. Bob then directs the listeners to send all "hate mail" to Bobby for any bad picks he may have made musically on the podcast.

After asking for permission from Bobby to continue reporting on this week’s news, Bob is most amused by the Dying Scene article entitled "How To Make A Punk Rock Vest". Learn the basics, like choosing a fabric, sewing, studding and finding the right patches. Bobby does not think that a vest is necessary to "be a punk" and asks Tone Lo-ki for reassurance. Bob asks them both to tell that to the Hells Angels, to which Bobby weaves his tale of making t-shirts for the chapter on the Lower East Side of New York City.

The next guest in-studio is Chuck from the Atlantic City via Philly-based horror-punks, The Mad Splatter, who Pickles quips as to sounding like "Screeching Weasel ‘effed’ a Misfit" or vice-versa, the opposite being more appropriate. Chuck pledges allegiance to The Ramones, then confesses that most of the band’s songwriting was originally based on their favorite horror films, stating that there are enough songs about girls in the world. 

In his most tasteless question to date, Bob asks Chuck how "Mowzer" is doing, while discussing the band's new upcoming EP Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things. Mowzer was a cat who was recently attacked by an unknown animal. The band was offering to donate the proceeds from their latest song, "Dead Boyfriend", to the animal's recovery. Unbeknownst to Bob, the animal was recently put down as Chuck giggled, "awww, c'mon too soon, bro"

Chuck, quickly misdirected, starts talking about the band’s new concept album, the writing of which is already complete. Entitled The Rose, the record is loosely based on the occult, satan and Children of the Corn. As they all begin to reminisce, Bob admits to watching the film as a child in baby diapers, Chuck conceding that they are peeling back the onion, which is Bob. 

After asking about the slimiest sh!t-hole the band has ever played, Chuck calls out Tommy's Tavern in Brooklyn as the winner, where you can most certainly be greeted by a coke dealer at the door and challenged to a fight by the bar’s proprietor. Ahh, punk rock!

A debate ensues as to whether or not MxPx is actually a “Christian band”, after Bobby cites the Weasel Radio episode featuring Mike Herrera, then asks Bob if he thought it was theoretically possible for a Christian horror-punk band to exist. Bob characteristically tells the world that he "could give two sh!ts" and "if you want Buddah up your butthole, fine”. Being that MxPx is no longer passing out Bibles after shows, Bobby asks Bob if he thought any differently of the band, to which he replies, "I didn't like them then, and I don't like them now", theorizing that they were "turned out" at one of the Warped Tours.  

Tone Lo-Ki outros the show after discussing the new forthcoming Wisdom In Chains record and subsequent release party/BBQ.

THIS WEEK’S PLAYLIST
Bad Korea - Scene Police
High School Football Heroes - Like Dynamite
Loud Boyz - I Am The Night 
The A-OKs Interview
The A-OKs - Dark and Disillusioned 
Whipped - Habits (by Tove Lo)
dragSTER - Dead Punk
Choke Up - Woke Up Drunk 
Motorhead - Thunder & Lightning
The Mad Splatter Interview
The Mad Splatter - Dead Boyfriend
MxPx - Leather Jacket
Wisdom In Chains - Joey Ramone

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Jun 12, 2015

This week on Dying Scene RadioBob Noxious and Bobby Pickles welcome BIGWIG guitarist/frontman, Tom Petta, in-studio high atop the world on the 119th floor of Dying Scene Head Honcho Johnny X’s swanky East Village, NYC hotel room. Everyone has been invited to the party, except for Bob, who is lounging at home in his flippy-floppies with the Tampa Bay Lightning game thundering in the background. Like the great Wizard of Oz, Mr. “X” is finally unmasked for that of the illustrious Dave Buck. He and the Bobs speak with Tom about BIGWIG’s upcoming US/Canada tour and the imminent recording of their new album, the reasons for BIGWIG’s long hiatus (Tom’s severed finger) and having some of their original lineup back together. Episode 19’s recurring theme: Bobby’s insecure cheapshots at Bob.

SYNOPSIS OF BANTER

Bobby voices his displeasure with the Sunshine State. Tom piles on about Florida's hot and sticky humidity, but still asserts his love for Bob's hometown of Tampa Bay. After some gentle prodding from Bobby, Tom declares that Camden is "the grimiest city in South Jersey".

Tom fills everyone in on BIGWIG’s planned July recording and forthcoming tour dates across Canada and down the U.S. eastern seaboard, culminating at Fest 14 in Gainesville, Florida, waxing nostalgic about returning band members, Josh Farrell and Zach Lorinc, who are back in BIGWIG after a brief intermission. Tom talks about how they make BIGWIG work with band members living in New Jersey, Pittsburgh and Montreal.

After reading an article declaring Tom an outdoorsman, Bob teases him about hanging out with Ted Nugent. After further explanation, Tom defines his love of “the Earth” as more about keeping active by hiking, cycling, surfing and kayaking. Bobby tells a story about riding his beach cruiser bicycle through Brooklyn while others heckled him about his "Pee-wee Herman bike”.

Bob drops a Van Halen reference, while describing how unsuccessful it really is for a band to continue on after their lead singer’s departure. Many have tried; few are victorious. The Dead Kennedys are mentioned as a band willing to forge ahead without their original iconic frontman and yodeler, Jello Biafra. Tom states that he has seen the line-up sans Jello and has no complaints about their sound. When Bobby asks Tom what he thinks about other bands who continue on with only one original member, he deadpans that he is not the right person to comment on that. Bob mentions his friend, who recently joined the legendary southern rock band, Blackfoot, and boasts about their having none of its original members. Fans expect for bands to stay together forever, but "life happens" and it’s difficult to stay gold, Ponyboy.

Tom talks about growing up in New Jersey and his time spent on the Jersey Shore. Bobby mentions that you have to buy tokens to get on the beach in Jersey and asks Bob if he has an opinion on that, to which Bob replies, “that's why nobody vacations in Jersey”. Bobby then starts prying into Dying Scene Dave’s life, determines that he is from Oregon, has lived the California for well over a decade, and is now preparing to move to the concrete jungle of New York City. Meanwhile, Tom and Dave plan an east coast surfing trip. Then, when talk turns to skimboarding, Bob declares that the watersport is for people who can’t surf, either because they can’t, or conditions won’t allow it. Bob dates himself when he admits to sporting SunDek boardshorts while skimboarding in his youth. Blank stares ensue.

Tom outlines the subtle differences between being a record producer and recording engineer. Tom says that when he produces, he tends to immerse himself in the project and can’t understand people who just sit on the couch offering their opinion. While on the subject of recording, Bobby how many fans actually elect to pay money for the “name your price” download option on BandCamp. Dave claims to be “blown away” by the about of people who actually do.

Bob asks Tom if BIGWIG would consider playing the Warped Tour if they were asked, given the age of the band and the pre-pubescent nature of the iconic punk festival’s demographics. Without hesitation, Tom declares his unfettered bro-love for fest founder, Kevin Lyman, adding that he would be honored to play. Bobby then recalls Bob’s Fat Mike story, looking for validation from Tom 
that Fat Mike is indeed a jerk and more than likely owes Bob a few royalties for the NOFX “Coaster” CD idea. Everyone agrees that maybe Fat Mike was just having a bad day, then Bobby admits to getting big-leagued by Oprah’s Indian self-help guru, Deepak Chopra, while managing a cell phone kiosk in NYC.

Bobby tries to convince the world, again, that Bud Light is a great beer, eliciting a negative response from everyone else in the room. Tom mentions his affinity for a good Guinness, acknowledging that it must sound pretentious; or a Black & Tan, which makes him sound needy. Tom then confesses to not being much of a drinker, ultimately giving Pickles license to enjoy his “nectar of the gods”.

Tom chronicles the industrial accident, which sidelined his guitar shredding for over two years. Bob asks Tom which finger he would prefer to lose, if given the choice. His response: the right pinkie finger, but says that he can get by with “just a claw”.

THIS WEEK’S HEADLINES
Fat Mike and Stza Crack do some good for a San Francisco neighborhood by picking up dirty discarded syringes with a pair of salad tongs, which they then use to make a saladThe Replacements have disbanded...again - and this time, Paul Westerberg has called out his bandmates as being “lazy bastards to the end” after admitting that they chose to stay in their hotel rather than soundcheck before their performance at Primavera PortoGuttermouth has announced a bunch of US and European tour dates, while Tom remains tight-lipped about his general feelings towards the Huntington Beach punkers, stating “if you don’t have anything nice to say…”; Millencolin has announce their first U.S. tour in six years, Bobby hears back from their people confirming his interview request; FREE music available on Dying Scene: Make Yer Ane Comp VI and Dying Music For A Dying Scene; the bill for the Gasteiz Calling Festival in Spain reminds Bob of the ‘98 Warped Tour lineup; Sick of it All announces European summer tour; check out all the North American BIGWIG tour dates.

THIS WEEK’S PLAYLIST
Yankee Brutal - Fuck Your Radio
Dan Cribb and the Isolated - Let’s Move To New York
Global Affront - God Saves Us All
Agnostic Front - Old New York
Bigwig - Sink Or Swim
Adverse 96 - Under Oath
Hold Fast - Chapel & Breath
No!se - Pawn In The Game
The Fuck Off and Dies - A Good Day To Party Hard
FIDLAR - 40oz on Repeat
Stereotypwriter - it’s not old yet 

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Jun 5, 2015

This week on Dying Scene RadioBob Noxious and Bobby Pickles play a game of good cop/bad cop with Jennie Cotterill, guitarist/vocals for the Los Angeles-based all-female punk act, Bad Cop / Bad Cop. (Holy forward slashes batman)! The band’s debut LP Not Sorry drops July 16th on Fat Wreck Chords, which, Jennie assures, is a major label that does quite a lot for its young, newly-signed artists. The Bobs also address Ben Weasel’s recent allegations of exploitation involving his guest hosting appearance on last week’s show. Check out the “influencers” episode of Weasel Radio, where Mr. Foster and Owen Wilson (Oops, I meant “Owen Murphy”) hold a prompt discussion about the unoriginality of the “Bob Noxious” moniker. Episode 18’s recurring theme: Creepers in da midst. 

SYNOPSIS OF BANTER

We love the sound of punk rock in the morning! We also love the funny sound effects Bobby makes while alluding to his “medicine”. Bobby has a CT “prescription” for performance art, so let's not point our judgemental fingers. Because Bobby can still see through both the smoky haze and Bob's good intentions with Bad Cop Jennie, respectively.

Discussing the news in rapid succession, Bob suggests that the singer of the band You Big Idiot is giving off the "creep vibe" (later in the episode, Bob begins inspecting the contents of Jennie's house, which isn’t creepy at all). Bob sets Bobby straight about the Fat Music series. Only Jah knows about Bad Brains’ future. Punk Island is coming to Staten Island June 21st! Bobby ponders arranging Dying Scene Radio’s presence on-site, while Bob encourages him to do so. Bob attempts a Russian accent, offending any Russians who may be listening.

Jennie curiously points out that Bobby uses two microphones, to which Bob interjects that they are Los Angeles Lakers colors. Surprisingly, at least to Bob, Jennie claims her allegiance to the LA Clippers. Jennie moved to California, not to be a rockstar, but to get very far away from Michigan. Jennie talks about BC/BC’s 2011 origins, talking Fat Mike into catching their show at a drag queen festival, and how one of his tweets ultimately changed the band's career trajectory. Bob shares his “Fat Mike story”, which you must hear for yourself to truly appreciate.

Jennie answers Ben Weasel's question from last week: “What exactly does a record label do for an up-and-coming band that the upstart band cannot do for themselves?” Jennie states that more than anything, it is an endorsement, opening doors, and bringing corporate culture rules along for the ride! Prior to Fat Mike’s nod of approval, Jennie argues that many promoters were quick to dismiss the all-girl group, boldly proclaiming, she wouldn’t have wanted to be in a band having to follow BC/BC, humbly asserting, they were usually the best band on the bill.

Bob claims to have taken three years of Spanish 1, but has only learned enough vocabulary to “cuss out a Mexican on a jobsite”, then he proceeds to translate Spanish song titles and Miami Burger King drive-thru menus, among other things. Bobby mentions his affinity for the new Screeching Weasel record, Baby Fat Act 1. Bob says, he'll get around to listening to it someday. Bobby says, punk records aren't long enough. Bob talks about his sold out gig with GBHThe BusinessThe Attack and Total Chaos. Bobby has an idea for a t-shirt, which Bob admits, is as original as his moniker. (Oi! Vey).

THIS WEEK’S PLAYLIST
Worriers - They/Them/Theirs
You Big Idiot - Don’t Die Again
Svetlanas - I Must Break You
Teenage Time Killers - Ode To Sean Hannity ft/ Jello Biafra
Bad Cop/Bad Cop Interview
Bad Cop/Bad Cop - Sugar Cane
The Coathangers - Shut Up
Free City - Volveremos a Nacer
The Fur Coats - Goddamn, I’m A Handsome Man
Iron Reagan - The Sentence Is Death
Guilty By Association - Dead On Arrival
The Holophonics - You’re Not (The) Special(s)

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May 29, 2015

This week on Dying Scene Radio, the Bobs’ digital smoke signals to Ben Weasel finally pays off, as the Screeching Weasel founder and frontman guest hosts the show, joining Bob Noxious and Bobby Pickles in studio to discuss everything under the sun, from bums to farming to fat, middle-aged punk rock stereotypes - the three blather back and forth about a slew of interesting, unconventional topics. Weasel’s epic punk rock opus - Baby Fat Act 1 - is out now on Recess Records. Episode 17’s recurring theme: Performance Art.

SYNOPSIS OF BANTER

The show wouldn’t be the same without a local weather report, so right off the bat, Bobby the meteorologist asks for an oral account on the state of precipitation in the area encompassing Ben’s hometown of Madison, Wisconsin. Ben responds that he is enjoying a nice sunny day overlooking his cattle grazing in the Alfalfa fields. Who knew that Ben Weasel was a farmer!?

Ben interrogates Bobby about his decision to employ a homeless person as a model for his T-shirt company. Bobby reveals how he first met “the bum”, who was living inside of Penn Station, when Bobby first moved to NYC. Bobby, who was managing a cell phone kiosk, thought it rather ironic that a bum would have a cell phone, so he struck up a friendship with the man. Ben commends Bobby on his humanitarian efforts, when Bobby admits to housing and employing “the bum”. Ben concedes to feeling like “a heel” for trying to make a joke about it. Intrigued by the new-found thought of employing bums as T-shirt models, Bob suggests to Bobby that maybe he should consider publishing a calendar as a way to support the homeless on a more regular basis, which Ben wholeheartedly agrees upon.

While on the subject of T-shirts, Bobby bounces an idea off of Bob and Ben: “What about a “mash-up” tee, depicting the recently deceased B.B. King as G.G. Allin (B.B. Allin) - complete with poo and tattoos?” In unison, Ben and Bob both agree that it is way too soon for that much poor taste, but that King’s heirs should be entitled to some of the profits if that were to happen.

Like a kid at Disney World, Bobby cannot contain his excitement as he gleefully tells Ben that not only did he purchase Baby Fat Act 1 from iTunes on the day of its release, but that he has listened to the entire offering three times already. Ben explains the general concept behind his punk rock opera, which is played out by many singers and complete with a libretto - but for a more comprehensive breakdown of the characters and plot, please read Ben’s exclusive interview with the Italian magazine, Tempi. Baby Fat is based on the opera, Rigoletto, which Bobby admits to watching the Luciano Pavarotti version online earlier in the afternoon after not being able to find a cassette deck to play his Italian grandfather's audio version.

The conversation turns to crowdfunding. There’s a common misconception in the “record business” about artists who “beg” for money from their fans, but Ben justifies his use of crowdfunding to finance his operatic masterpiece by comparing it to nothing more than a glorified pre-order, but without the recoupable advance from the record company. He also states that crowdfunding is really a tool in-line with the old standby D.I.Y. ethics of yesteryear. The artist maintains control by doing everything for his or herself; therefore, cutting out the middle-man, which benefits the artist in terms of receiving larger royalty percentages as well.

After nearly 30 years of playing punk music, Ben proclaims that punk bands will always shoot themselves in the foot, based on their misguided principles. He goes on to point out that most of them spend too much time, himself included, apologizing for their actions and what they say; meanwhile, Bob is preparing to play a new track from Chicago’s The Copyrights, who Ben declares “complete douchebags” who “can certainly dish it out, but [they] can’t take it”. Ben continues by stating sarcastically that ska/punk music died out in the 90’s. Bob mentions that musical styles tend to run in cycles and that maybe there will be a resurgence in the genre sometime in the near future, which Ben is quick to dismiss.

Ben inquires about the origins and operations of Dying Scene, asking if it is corporately owned, or indeed run by a team of fans and writers. Bobby compares it to a grass roots operation. Ben goes on to say that if it was corporately owned, he wouldn’t necessarily have a problem with it, reminding everyone that, after all, Screeching Weasel is incorporated too. Weasel continues by telling a story about another popular online news gathering website, leveraged by investors and bought out without informing their staff of contributors, the result of which being one person walking away with a huge cash-grab and then going into seclusion.

Ben tells the story of how he met Bob’s mutual friend, ex-Pink Lincolns frontman, Chris Barrows. The two used to trade their respective bands’ cassettes through the legendary punk periodical, Maximum Rock and Roll, and the US Mail. Ben explains how he had Chris in mind when coming up with the Zannoni character on Baby Fat, elaborating further about what a great job Chris did on the record, singing “God Damn You” in a key that is normally not in Chris’ wheelhouse. Ben discloses that Chris is his oldest friend, not in age, but in longevity. Bob deadpans that Chris is his oldest friend, not in longevity, but in age... On a sidenote, Bob played all of the guitars on Chris Barrows’ 2014 debut solo album Human Being. One notable track on the record is “Not It”, which happens to feature vocals by none other than Mr. Ben Weasel himself. Go find it on iTunes!

Honestly, this synopsis could go on forever. The three blather back and forth relentlessly for over an hour about woman-punching, the current state of the music industry, Ben’s jaded self-interested in his own music, his predilection for Taylor Swift and the Frozen soundtrack, which is a clear indication that Weasel either has a daughter (or really bad taste in music), how PEARS were more than likely manufactured in a corporate board room by guys in suits with pie charts, the political predispositions of a fat, drug-riddled record executive who should stick to writing songs about “boobs and doing blow”, and how Rancid’s Tim Armstrong, who Ben remembers as “Lint”, finally found his voice. To know what else landed in Weasel’s cross-hairs, you’ll simply have to listen to the episode.

“Kids...stay in school. Stay off drugs. And, eat your vitamins.” - B.Wizzle

THIS WEEK’S PLAYLIST
Screeching Weasel - God Damn You (with Chris Barrows)

Dead On A Friday - A Reasonable Guy
The Copyrights - Slider
The A-Ok’s - Thrash Skank Thrash
Sniper 66 - Warriors Way
Head Creeps - Come On In
Haken - Anaphylactic Shock
Wasted Potential - Cumlords
Free Sergio - So Far Yet So Close
Upinatem - The Balls On This Guy
Freya Wilcox and the Howl - Bury Me

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May 23, 2015

This week on Dying Scene RadioBob Noxious and Bobby Pickles send another digital smoke signal to Ben Weasel after the Screeching Weasel founder and frontman mentions them on the latest episode of his Weasel Radio podcast. BAND SPOTLIGHT: Florida hardcore surf punkers The Antidon’ts. The two Bobs interview the three-piece (Zac, Mikey and Anthony) about the band’s witty song titles, their upcoming gig at Bowl Bash 20: Skateopia’s annual music festival, which, this year, Green Jellÿ is headlining, plus they premiere a new track off their new record “Buckwild and Foul” - slated for release on June 1st via Bandcamp. Episode 16’s recurring theme: Pig Pen on tour

SYNOPSIS OF BANTER

With Ben Weasel’s well-documented, self-imposed media blackout still much in effect, Bobby makes a bit of headway when Weasel openly considers a guest-host spot on an upcoming DSR episode. Bob makes an on-air promise to not bring up the “woman punching” ordeal Ben went through several years ago. Bobby then confesses to punching a woman in the face, with a closed fist, while in college, after being ejected from her moving vehicle.

As Bobby is running through some headlines, the very opinionated Bob Noxious voices his displeasure with Bad Brains’ recent decision to record their new record without iconic frontman, H.R. While discussing the recent signing of PEARS to Fat Wreck, Bob begrudgingly informs Bobby about how the music industry works, stressing that there is no man in a cheap suit and a bad mustache, smoking a cigar, waiting to sign every band with a gimmick.

Bob reminisces about his childhood affinity for Gobstopper candies when he hears news of a documentary in the works about the seminal indie punk band Jawbreaker. Then, Bobby reports on a band trying to have their van replaced after being stolen from their own front yard, while not on tour. Bob thinks that GoFundMe campaigns have gotten a little out of control. Still gloating about Dying Scene Radio being mentioned on Weasel Radio, Bobby attempts to deconstruct Ben’s opinion of mainstream media, which dismisses Punk News and other similar news gathering sites as nothing more than “regurgitated press clippings”.

Bobby calls Bob out for not always remembering the facts from week-to-week, then Bob recalls Bobby’s last trip to Florida when Bobby was “chumming the sharks”, vomiting over the edge of the chartered yacht they were on. Bobby concedes the point and asks to move on to the next topic. Bob gives fatherly advice to Set It Off’s recently fired bassist Austin Kerr and then tries to dispel the fact that the band is from his own backyard.

Bob’s self serving needs continue as he gives the rundown of upcoming concert dates for his band, mentioning that his contact in Austin, TX will be at Punk Rock Bowling instead of the show. Bobby assures him that maybe next year his band can be included on the bill, to which Bob interjects that he can play this year by finding a 24 hour laundromat and making flyers to be distributed to homeless people and high school students. Bob will be on tour with his band this week on their affectionately penned vehicle “the fart bus” and their first stop is New Orleans, LA. Bobby assumes that all Bob really wants is another head on a stick in his doll garden, when Bob wonders aloud as to what type of conflict he might expect by purchasing a voodoo doll for his girlfriend as a souvenir.

In one of the more bizarre news stories to have come across the wire this week, Brendan Kelly has filmed a video for the AV Club to help promote the Twitter handle @Nihilist_Arbys, which both Bobs agree is quite possibly the best feed Twitter currently has to offer. 

While revisiting the subject of band reuniting/breaking up, Bob determines that Sublime with Rome should just move on in a different direction now that Bud Gaugh has left the band. Bobby shows his shear disgust by declaring his utter hate of the first song off the band’s new record. Always inviting controversy, Bob decides to play the song anyway. Then, Bob owns up to not being very well versed in ska, so Bobby recommends that he watch Noisey’s latest episode of “Under The Influence”, which features a full history of 2 Tone music.

THIS WEEK’S PLAYLIST
Ellesmere - Mooks
Spoilers - All For One
Money Left To Burn - Finish Line
Kids Insane - Justice 
Broadside - Playing In Traffic
Blood Drugs - Division
The Antidont’s - You Can’t Spange The World
Sublime with Rome - Wherever You Go
Oceanside Sound System - Put Your Guns Down
Tear Them Down - En Insikt
The Kenneths - Aint Got No Game
The Melvins - Captain Comedown

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May 16, 2015

This week on Dying Scene RadioBob Noxious and Bobby Pickles are back after a one-week hiatus - so that Bob could comfortably celebrate his Cinco de Mayo birthday, while hosting a cordial Mother’s Day for his fifteen baby-mamas, as proclaimed (and miscounted) by Bobby. BAND SPOTLIGHT: Night Gaunts - ska/hip-hop/fun-punk prodigies from AucklandNew Zealand. The two Bobs interview guitarist/lead singer/OCD-engineer-producer Paul Jonassen via the internet from a conference room sixteen hours into the future. Episode 15’s recurring theme: Shameless Plugging.

SYNOPSIS OF BANTER

Bob dismisses the weekly weather report because unlike New York - it’s raining in Florida - so Bobby declares him a selfish weatherman, choosing only to gloat when Mother Nature blows sunshine in his direction.

Bob receives a birthday package of “I Hate Bob” T-Shirts from FAT ENZO - then he gathers all “15” daughters collectively for a family photo of the ages, which elicits many comments in the social media sphere. After summing up more news on out-dated pop-punk icons, Bob wonders aloud if that’s what Bobby thinks about when he’s on the toilet.

More booze-cruise concert news; Bob declares that there is nothing better than getting trashed on a boat with your idols, asking the ominous question, “What can go wrong?” Bobby interjects that most Cruise-liners originate out of coastal Florida port cities, and that is the first problem. See: Florida Man.

Bobby stands in front of the class for the first time in his prepubescent punk rock life, teaching Bob about the original Dropkick Murphy - a professional wrestler turned sanitarium operator. Boston will never be the same. Quick to be equally awkward, Bob shares the story of Flat Stanley, a piece of paper that gets sent around the world by pen-pals. Is there such a thing as pen-pals via the US Mail anymore?

While discussing the recent release of the new Millencolin record, Bobby commends Bob on his pronunciation of the Swedish language, to which Bob replies that he has put together enough Ikea furniture to hold his own. Obviously proud of himself, Bob declares that he is also pretty good with the meatballs.

News of Against Me’s Laura Jane Grace recently sharing the stage with Miley Cyrus, elicits Bobby to mention that ever since Bruce Jenner went gendered, it is now cool to be androgynous. Mistakenly, Bob hears the words “Bruce Gender” and they both acknowledge that it would make a great T-shirt.

Bobby admits to Night Gaunts frontman Paul Jonassen, quite early on during the band spotlight conversation, that he very much enjoys Budweiser Light, to which Paul notes that Bobby must like to “stay hydrated” - a clear indication that Bobby’s beloved beverage is deemed merely flavored water by New Zealanders. The conversation turns to Night Gaunts’ upcoming US Tour, which the band will be embarking on in the coming months. Bob alludes to having heard Paul’s podcast, Dumb Philosophers.

Go Sports! After the interview with Paul, Bobby cannot hide his enthusiasm about the Stanley Cup playoffs. It’s that time of year. The Tampa Bay Lightning and the New York Rangers will face each other in the coveted next round of the playoffs. Expect more hockey talk (that has nothing to do with The Hextalls) in the next few weeks. Sorry punkers.

A recurring theme and trend is starting to become apparent as the episode progresses: shameless self-promotion. Bob carries on, obsessing about grabbing a cold beer with him as his band PIG PEN tours their way through the southwest US over the Memorial Day weekend. Dying Scene Head Honcho, Johnny X, is putting on Hi-Fi Rockfest in Long Beach, California later this year with Dead KennedysStreet Dogs and Leftover Crack among others. And of course, we literally cannot forget Bobby Pickles’ entity, FAT ENZO, your source for screenprinting and custom apparel. 

As the show gradually draws to a close, Bob mentions that he would not want to be from “Upstate New York” and compares it to living in prison. Like an elephant with an unforgettable memory, Bobby is quick to point out that Bob’s dislike for the area more than likely originates from Bob being punched in the face while on a childhood visit to the Empire State. Bobby then gives a tip on how things get done in the N.Y.C.

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THIS WEEK’S PLAYLIST
Screeching Weasel - Things Aren’t So Bad After All
Red City Radio - Two Out Of Three Ain’t Rad
Rehasher - Grudge Holder
Millencolin - Bring Me Home
D.O.A. - The Cops Shot A Kid
Bad Cop / Bad Cop - Nightmare
Night Gaunts - Crowned By The Devil
Zebrahead / Man With A Mission - Out Of Control
Drakulas - Gain Ground
Graveyard Johnnys - The Poison

May 1, 2015

This week on Dying Scene Radio, Bob Noxious and Bobby Pickles speak with Tibbie X and Stephxecutioner of the Philadelphia, PA-based S&M punkers, GASH, via telephone from their new rehearsal space. Tibbie explains why the band switched directions with their previous drummer and how all fetishists are welcome - even their own bass player, who is a “furry”. Bobby inquires to what the women’s feet look like, and trying to feign his interest, deflects that he wants to gift Tibbie’s smelly socks to Bob for his upcoming birthday. Bobby admits to being glad the two didn’t have to talk to the guys in the band. 

SYNOPSIS OF BANTER:

Bob declares himself a pirate and has the tattoo to prove it! While Bobby delivers the latest news about Blink 182, Bob delivers his thoughts about Matt Skiba and pre-pubescent 13-year old boys. Then, displaying a true lack of class, Bob busts on Bobby’s mom.

While talking about an Israeli band in the news called Sweatshop Boys, Bobby asks if Bob has ever heard of Krav Maga, the self-defense system developed for the Israeli military. Bob reports that he could figure it out by watching YouTube videos, which is obviously where he gains most of his knowledge. 

Bobby wonders aloud why so many Swiss punk bands record/perform in English, to which Bob assures him that he could have an easy conversation with the natives. Bob is obviously ignorant to the fact that English is not one of the four national languages of Switzerland: German, French, Italian and Romansh. Talk turns to DAMN BROADS’ slick, new music video for their song “Nature of the Game”. Bobby mentions the juxtaposition of the broads’ red lipstick against the black and white images. Like a true cynic, Bob states: “People can do anything with their GoPros these days.”

Bobby takes to heart the lyrics on a track by UK punkers Wonk Unit, promising to buy more band merch and music whenever he gets the chance. Conversation turns to “political season” - the recent rioting in Baltimore and the earthquakes in Nepal, then Bobby declares that there needs to be more positivity in the White House. Bob mentions a recent poll on dyingscene.com asking about the site’s new layout. What do you think of the new DS layout?

Bob mutilates the name of one of the bands from this week’s playlist: Mutoid Man. After Bobby calls him out on the error, Bob amuses himself by saying the band’s name in different comedic voices. To close out the show, Against Me’s transgendered front-man-woman Laura Jane Grace plays an acoustic cover of “I Keep Forgetting” by Michael McDonald with a Cure loop sampled as the backbeat. Bobby wonders aloud how his/her feet might look.

THIS WEEK’S HEADLINES
Some of the topics reported herein, include, but are not limited to the following: Matt Skiba says he hopes to become permanent member of Blink-182Fat Mike announces US Fat Tour 2015: NOFX, Lagwagon, Swingin’ Utters, moreNOFX, Lagwagon announced for “Fat Wrecked for 25 Years” celebration in JapanSwingin Utters parts ways with drummer Greg McEnteeGreen Day demoing new materialMargate release details on upcoming album “Beards In Paradise”Nuclear Assault announce final tour datesPanic State Records raise money for relief in NepalAndrew W.K. to get his radio show “America W.K.”Kickstarter for Agnostic Front documentary launchedJack Grisham (TSOL) and Susan Dynner (Punk’s Not Dead) start film Kickstarter.

THIS WEEK’S PLAYLIST
Colors Dead Bleed - Scars that Show
Sweatshop Boys - No Pity In The City
Hot Blood - Rust
Damn Broads - Nature Of The Game
GASH Interview
GASH - Ritual
Refused - Elektra
Anti-Flag - Sky Is Falling
Wonk Unit - Je M’Appelle Alex
LSNS LRND - Acknowledge
Mutoid Man - Sweet Ivy
Laura Jane Grace - I Keep Forgetting

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Apr 24, 2015

This week on Dying Scene Radio, Bob and Bobby speak with Joe Piglet - frontman for New York City punk act, The Regressives. After two years in the making, the group has just released their self-titled debut record - which The Bobs give two grubby little thumbs up. Bobby and Joe discover that they used to live in the same neighborhood on Staten Island, which Bobby deems a cesspool. Not to be outdone, Bob admits to living in an “Historic District” of Tampa, surrounded by low-income housing and plush, manicured lawns. 

The Bobs discuss their very first quarterly review, which just so happens to land appropriately on lucky episode number thirteen. After a well-deserved tongue lashing by Dying Scene Chief Editor, Johnny X, the pair devise some ways of making the show more entertaining and professional, and boost job confidence. Bob, the consummate sycophant, adapts quickly to the recent revamp of the Dying Scene website, and proclaims his admiration for all the changes. 

THIS WEEK’S HEADLINES
Some of the topics reported herein, include, but are not limited to the following: Millencolin streaming “True Brew” in its entiretyMillencolin release third and final “making of” video – “The True Brew Story Part 3: The Artwork”Tim Armstrong to narrate “Under The Influence” series exploring origins of NY Hardcore, 2Tone Ska and Krautrock scenesNo Idea Records announce a bunch of new releases (Hot Water Music/Small Brown Bike reissues, new Ship Thieves and more)Weezer stream previously unreleased song “Everybody Needs Salvation” and Bob admits to allowing his twelve year old daughter to ghost program the music playlists most weeks; Social Distortion announce North American tour, performing self-titled album in fullDanzig announce tour with Pennywise and Cancer BatsFlogging Molly announce 2016 “Salty Dog Cruise” ft. Rancid, Frank Turner, Fishbone, and moreAgnostic Front release music video for “A Wise Man”.

THIS WEEK’S PLAYLIST
Millencolin - Egocentric Man
The Sound Collapse - Bad Night For Bingo
Clipwing - Watch Me For The Changes
The Briggs - Seriously, How Old Are You
Red City Radio - Rest Easy
The Regressives - Interview Pt 1
The Regressives - Lt. Pigott (We Salute You)
The Nailheads - Guinea Pig
Agnostic Front - A Wise Man
Tom DeLonge - Circle-Jerk Pit
Avenues - Creeper
Legendary Divorce - Easy

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