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Punknews Podcast: Best Midwestern - Episode 6

Posted by adam on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 8:30 PM (EDT)
Image Punknews.org's Best Midwestern podcast, focusing on the music of the U.S. Midwest, is back this week with a new episode. The show is hosted by long time Punknews contributor Greg Simpson and former Punknews editor, current editor-in-chief of Substream magazine and owner of Youth Conspiracy Records, Scott Heisel. In this episode...

We talk about our Record Store Day purchases and play clips of the records by Midwest artists. We also bring you live sound clips from RSD events in Lafayette, IN. Lastly, we discuss how much our wives also love RSD and the all the money we spend for it.


You can find Best Midwestern on Facebook and Twitter at @BestMidwestern. You can subscribe to the show with RSS or via the iTunes Store.

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Collector's Corner: Dominic Davi

Posted by johng on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
Image Today we're starting a new regular weekend feature at Punknews: Collector's Corner! Inspired by an old feature that used to run at Vinyl Collective years ago, Collector's Corner will be a feature that talks to musicians, DJs, label owners, artists, and fans about their record collections. (And by "record," we mean vinyl, CD, tape, etc... we're not prejudiced!)

We kick off the feature with an interview with Dominic Davi! Dominic is a punk rock champion! He started the kick ass pop-punk band Tsunami Bomb and toured with them all over the world. Now, he's a record label don, working on the inside at both Alternative Tentacles and Kung Fu Records! Did you like the last World/Inferno Friendship Society record or the latest Circle Jerks reissue? Dominic had a hand in that. (What must it be like to have both Jello Biafra and Joe Escalante as bosses?!) On top of that, he's got a new band called Crash & Attack who are currently working on their first full length. You can read our interview with Dom about his collection below.

If YOU want to be featured in collectors corner, e-mail JohnG@punknews.org

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Saturday Photo Feature: Bad Religion/OFF!/The Interrupters

Posted by johng on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 10:30 AM (EDT)
Image And we're back with the Saturday photo feature! Today's segment includes some snaps from the recent Bad Religion / OFF! / The Interrupters tour. Punknews' Ricky Frankel was at the Hollywood show last week and got some cool pics. You can see the shots below.

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New Review Update: April 24, 2015

Posted by johng on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
Image This is John G closing out the week with some new reviews... though we are starting a new recurring feature tomorrow, stay tuned. In the meantime, we've got a review of the new OFF! live album. What is your pick for punk rock's greatest live record?

Today's reviews are:
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Fast track your punk status, courtesy of Diesel and $646

Posted by aubin on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 5:30 PM (EDT)
Image Popular clothing designer Diesel has come up with a way to turn yourself into a fashionable punk and all for the low low price of $648 plus tax. The company has put together a denim work shirt and pant combination covered in fake band patches along with the brand's corporate mottos.

Phrases like "Destroy," "Death Trash," and "Go Wild Anywhere" share space with "Diesel Industry: So Real So Good" and "State of Realz."

You can click Read More for a look.

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Videos: Tartar Control release online show pilot

Posted by johng on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
Tartar Control Tartar Control, the hardcore punk trio composed of two Mormon missionaries and a robot, have released a pilot for their Tartar Control show. The pilot follows the band as they get into hijinx all around Southern California.

The band released We Forgive You earlier this month. Punknews spoke to Sean Hart and Robert Selander of the band about the album.

You can click Read More to watch the video.

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Noisey debuts first part of punk/hardcore documentary

Posted by aubin on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 4:30 PM (EDT)
ImageNoisey has posted the first part of their three part documentary series called Under the Influence. Narrated by Tim Armstrong (Rancid, Operation Ivy, The Transplants), the series traces the roots of New York Hardcore, British 2-Tone Ska, and German Krautrock with conversations with the founders of the genres and current standard bearers.

You can click Read More for the first video.

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Streams: Noisem: “Replant and Repress”

Posted by johng on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
Noisem Punknews is excited to debut the new song from Baltimore, MD-based Noisem. The track is called "Replant and Repress" and finds the band tearing through two fierce minutes that are equal parts hardcore and thrash. The vocals are shredded. The riffs are twisted. The solo is straight up evil. This band is leading the pack in new, exciting, underground metal.

The track is off the upcoming Blossoming Decay LP due out June 6, 2015 on A389 Records. Pre-orders are here. Meanwhile, you can hear that mean new tune right here.

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Pure Noise signs Counterparts

Posted by aubin on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 3:30 PM (EDT)
Counterparts Pure Noise Records has signed Canadian hardcore outfit Counterparts. The band previously released music through Victory Records and will be issuing their fourth studio album in the U.S. later this year.

The band just kicked off a supporting run opening for Defeater.

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Media: The Splits: 'The Splits II'

Posted by johng on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 3:00 PM (EDT)
Image The Splits are now streaming their new album. It's called The Splits II and it's out now on Dirtnap Records. You can hear it below.

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Media: Versus the World: “A Brooklyn Rooftop”

Posted by aubin on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 2:30 PM (EDT)
Versus the World Versus the World have posted "A Brooklyn Rooftop." It's from their upcoming album Homesick/Roadsick which is due out June 23, 2015 and reunites the band with Kung Fu Records.

Listen to it here.

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