This May, Dropkick Murphys and Rancid will hit the road together for the first time since 2017, for the co-headlining Boston To Berkeley II Tour with special guests Scottish singer-songwriter Gerry Cinnamon (on select dates) and Jesse Ahern supporting. Each night will culminate with Dropkick Murphys and Rancid on stage together for a joint encore.
As was the case on the original From Boston To Berkeley run in 2017, the final band of the night will vary by date, with either Dropkick Murphys or Rancid as the closing act.
It's looking like a good fall for music, and one upcoming record that's on my radar is GREEN DAY's REVOLUTION RADIO. Due out on Reprise Records on October 7, a few samples of new music have already been released, the latest of which comes in music video form. "Bang Bang" was directed by RANCID frontman Tim Armstrong, who shot the new clip in Venice Beach, CA. Check it out via the Facebook player below...
While Chicago's Riot Fest & Carnival can take many shapes for many people, Day Two was all about the "legends" in my eyes. A genre-bending day filled with plenty of punk (THE DAMNED, CIV, THE DEAD MILKMEN, PENNYWISE, THE LAWRENCE ARMS+) tied to Riot Fest's roots, the biggest moments for me were stacked as night began to fall.