Punknews to broadcast “call in” episode of the Punknews Podcast

Posted by johng on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
Image Whew! The Punknews Podcast is about to record its 250th episode! 250!!!

So, to celebrate, this Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 9:30pm EST, we will be doing a "call-in" episode of the Punknews podcast. And, we'll be broadcasting live! You'll be able to call in and talk about about whatever you want. Want to ask us questions about the org? Call in! Want to tell us about a cool new band? Call in! Want some advice on your latest romance issues? Call in!

You'll be able to call in live at 9:30-10:30 pm est Wednesday, May 27, 2015. But, if you want to be sure there is room for you to get on, you can e-mail podcast@punknews.org before Wednesday to make sure we save a spot for you. Also, if you don't want to call in, but want us to read one of your letters, feel free to e-mail us, too. We're really excited. Hope to see you there!

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Collector's Corner: Adam Eisenberg

Posted by johng on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 10:00 AM (EDT)
Image Today, Collector's Corner returns and we focus on one of our own: Adam Eisenberg! At the 'org, Adam E serves as copy editor, combing over every single letter to make sure everything is up to Blue Book standards. He also edits reviews on Tuesday and Thursday and is a regular podcast panelist. He is also a mega Public Image Limited fan and was hip to Downtown Boys before pretty much everyone else. What I am saying is that he often discovers cool bands early on, and then the rest of us hear what he likes and act like we were down from day one when really the last "new" band we knew about was GBH.

You can see Adam E's segment below.

Do YOU want to be featured in Collector's Corner? E-mail JohnG@punknews.org

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Punknews Podcast: Best Midwestern - Episode 8

Posted by adam on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 7:30 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 discuss at great length and with much tunage, the career of Davey VonBohlen of The Promise Ring, Maritime and Cap'n Jazz. Somehow Scott brings up Reel Big Fish three times.

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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John G's Guide to Good Gamblin'

Posted by armando on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 6:30 PM (EDT)
ImageWhile preparing to make the trip out to Vegas for Punk Rock Bowling this weekend I asked my good pal and fellow editor John Gentile for some gambling tips. I figured this weekend could be the once in a lifetime chance where I leave a loser and come back a king among punx.

So the two of us were able to sit down and have a chat, via our laptops, where John laid down all the tricks of the trade on how to win the big bucks. So being the fine gentleman that I am I have decided to share this knowledge with you so that you too can also win big this weekend and know what it feels like to be loaded like Fat Mike until you lose all your money in the stock market.

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New Review Update: May 22, 2015

Posted by johng on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
Image This is John G bringing you a Friday reviews update. Festival season is in full swing... Remember, Punknews is a sponsor of both Punk Rock Bowling and Fest! What was the craziest festival set that you ever saw?

Today's reviews are:

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Media: Anti-Flag: 'American Spring'

Posted by aubin on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 4:30 PM (EDT)
ImageAnti-Flag are streaming their new album, American Spring, via Amnesty International. The record is due out May 26, 2015.

You can check out the stream here or below.

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Media: Connoisseur: “Pot Hole”

Posted by johng on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
Image Connoisseur have released a new video. It's for the song "Pot Hole" and it's off their upcoming album Stoner Justice. The release is out June 9, 2015 via Tankcrimes Records. The band also starts a massive tour tonight. You can see the video and the band's current tour dates below.

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Tours: Breakout (US/Canada)

Posted by adame on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 3:30 PM (EDT)
Image Breakout has booked some US and Canadian tour dates over the next month. The Austin, Texas-based band released the True Crime 7-inch on Grave Mistake Records in 2014.

You can click Read More for the dates.

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Tours: Good Riddance (Australia)

Posted by sam on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 3:00 PM (EDT)
Good Riddance Good Riddance has announced that they will be touring Australia this August. This will be their first headlining tour in Australia in over a decade. The band recently released Peace In Our Time earlier this year.

You can click Read More for the dates.

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Videos: The Lillingtons captured live by Punks In Vegas

Contributed by an Anonymous Source. Posted by mark on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 2:30 PM (EDT)
Image Punks in Vegas has posted footage of The Lillingtons performing a rare one-off show in Las Vegas from this past Tuesday. The gig was partly in celebration of drummer Tim O'Hara's (then-impending) wedding. You can check out live performances of "Black Hole in My Mind" and "Pyramids on the Moon" below.

The Newcastle (not Laramie!), WY-based band's last release, The Too Late Show , came out in 2006.

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Slayer announce 9/11 release date for 'Repentless'

Posted by mark on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 2:00 PM (EDT)
Image Thrash metal pioneers Slayer have formally announced a title and release date for their upcoming album, their eleventh and first since the death of founding member Jeff Hanneman. The record is titled Repentless and is due out September 11, 2015 via Nuclear Blast.

The band released "When The Stillness Comes," a final version of which appears on the new album, for Record Store Day this past April. Comparing it to something Hanneman may have written, guitarist Kerry King said:

"If you know our history, I never did the clean or spooky stuff. That was always Jeff. It was the one thing musically that was just his. I'd do the crazy, punky fast stuff and he'd do the moody stuff. So 'When The Stillness Comes' was my first attempt and it gave me goose bumps. I thought, 'This is pretty fuckin' good!'"

It is the followup to 2009's World Painted Blood.

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