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Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by johng on Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 8:30 AM (EST)
Image Happy Thanksgiving! Or, if you live outside the USA... happy Thursday? Anyways, because we're all eating pumpkin pie over here at the Punknews Hovercraft office, things will be slow today. We'll be back tomorrow. In the meantime, check out some of Punknews' recent original content, including an absolutely fantastic interview with Edward Colver, a "We'll Do It Live" with CJ Ramone, a pair of exclusive tunes by punk rock heroes Really Red, and as always, our witty, whimsical, and frequently off-topic podcast..

We'll see you tomorrow.

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Interviews: Edward Colver

Contributed by DesertBurst92. Posted by kira on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 8:00 PM (EST)
Image If you don’t know who Edward Colver is, chances are you’ve seen his pictures of the LA hardcore scene, some of the iconic punk album covers that he took the pictures for, or maybe you even saw him in the documentary American Hardcore.

Edward Colver is a self-taught photographer who documented punk rock history. Between 1978-1984 he went to shows five nights a week to take pictures of the LA hardcore scene. What he documented is absolutely fascinating and is an essential part of punk rock and even American music history.

But don’t take my word for it. Here’s what Jello Biafra said about his photography in Edward Colver’s book Blight at the End of the Funnel: “Anyone even slightly interested in LA’s underground has seen it through an Edward Colver photo. Edward shined a light on the underlying darkness in a way that would make Weegee proud. The menace, the alienated kids, they’re on again off again camaraderie, and the fright behind macho eyes. The threads of disturbance in Edward’s work stitches together live fast die young no hope suburbia with hardcore homeless of dying downtown Los Angeles; before their ranks mushroomed as Reagan-Clinton America abandoned its misfits and disadvantaged. Edward brings out the Fellini in almost anything that steps into his lens.”

Punknews staffer Ricky Frankel met Edward at his gallery showing in Los Angeles, which you can read a review of here, and interviewed him about a week after first meeting him.

His exhibit ran from September 20, 2014 to November 21, 2014 in downtown Los Angeles. There’s more information about it here. And you can check out some of Edward Colver’s work here, or you can buy his awesome book Blight at the End of the Funnel.



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New Review Update: November 26, 2014

Posted by johng on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 6:00 PM (EST)
Image This is John G and it's time for another Wednesday Trivia Time! The guy second-on-the-left would get a new haircut and go on to join a very famous punk rock band. Who is he?

Meanwhile, today's reviews are:
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Media: Apathy Cycle: 'Critical Thinking'

Posted by johng on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 5:00 PM (EST)
Image Apathy Cycle, featuring Gregg of Intro5pect, are streaming their new EP. The release is called Critical thinking and it's out now. MC Devlin of Mad Conductor makes an appearance. The band released Clockwork County [EP] in 2013.

The band is about to embark on a tour in support of the release. You can click read more for the EP and tour dates.

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Media: Tim Barry: “Solid Gone”

Posted by johng on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 4:00 PM (EST)
Tim Barry Tim Barry of Avail is streaming a new song. The tune is called "Solid Gone" and is off his upcoming album Lost & Rootless out November 28, 2014. You can check out the tune below.

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Nothington start recording new LP today

Contributed by RedScare. Posted by kira on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 3:00 PM (EST)
Nothington Nothington will begin recording their next album today in their hometown of San Francisco at Motor Studies (Dead To Me, NOFX, Propagandhi). with producer Steve Rizun (The Flatliners). Toby Jeg of Red Scare stated:

I got a text from Jay and he was telling me, 'It's been a long while since we put shit out. It's gonna be even longer 'til we do so again. It's turning out to be pretty rad already though.' That was at 7:38am PST. Way to go, Jay, greet the day!

The album is slated for Spring 2015 on Red Scare.

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Media: Devon Kay and the Solutions: “One Outta Two”

Posted by brittany on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 2:00 PM (EST)
Devon Kay and the Solutions Devon Kay and the Solutions recently returned from tour and brought a new song with them. The new track "One Outta Two" will appear on their upcoming EP Nothing's Cool Anymore. You can listen to the new song below along with a cover of The Fur Coats' "Don't Make Me Beg".

The Solutions will also be celebrating Cyber Monday by selling all shirts for $10 beginning December 1. You can browse the selection of shirts here.

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Videos: Up For Nothing: “Sink”

Posted by sam on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 12:00 PM (EST)
Up for Nothing Brooklyn's Up For Nothing has released a music video for the song titled "Sink." "Sink" is featured on their acoustic EP titled Responses. The footage was taken from FUN Fest in Brooklyn back in August. Up For Nothing is set to play with Plow United, Mikey Erg and Chumped this December. Punknews is giving away tickets to the shows. To win tickets click here for more information.

You can click Read More for the video.

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Tours: Red City Radio/PEARS (Germany)

Contributed by DesertBurst92. Posted by johng on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 11:00 AM (EST)
Red City Radio Red City Radio and PEARS are touring Europe in February and March. More European dates will be announced later. But, you can click read more for Germany dates. Pears released Go To Prison this year. Red City radio released Titles in 2013.

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Thor recording new LP with Henry Rollins, Bruce Duff, Paul Roessler

Posted by johng on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 10:00 AM (EST)
Image Heavy metal legend Thor is recording a new album. A number of punk and metal musicians are expected to be on the recordings. Right now, it appears that Henry Rollins contributes backing vocals on at least one track. Additionally, the album is being produced by Bruce Duff, who among other things, was in Bug Lamp with Keith Morris, Cheetah Chrome's band, and the Jeff Dahl group. The album is being recorded in Paul Roessler of The Screamers, 45 Grave and Twisted Roots's studio. Betsy Bitch of heavy metal band Bitch also makes an appearance doing backing vocals. The album is expected out in early 2015 via Cleopatra Records.

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Update: Refused announces festival dates

Contributed by spazm. Posted by johng on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 9:00 AM (EST)
Refused It appears that Refused is once again active. In a Facebook post, the band announced three festival dates. They'll be playing the Groezrock festival in Belgium, which takes place on May 1-2, 2015. They'll be playing Quebec's Amnesia Rockfest on June 20, 2015. They'll also be playing the Reading Festival/Leeds Fesitval which takes place August 28-30, 2015.

We'll let you know if more dates arise. In related news, the band recently fired guitarist Jon Brännström.

Upate: The band has been added to punk rock bowling, starting May 23, 2015.

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