Tours: Less Than Jake (Europe)

Contributed by alex101. Posted by sam on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
Less Than JakeLess Than Jake will be embarking on a tour of Europe this summer. They have announced a bunch of UK shows in between already confirmed festival dates around Europe. Less Than Jake released Do The Math [7-inch] in 2014.

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Drakulas announce 'OWOWOWOWOWOWOW'

Posted by britt on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 11:00 AM (EDT)
Image Drakulas, a new band out of Austin, TX featuring members of Riverboat Gamblers and Rise Against, has announced a debut 7-inch. The record is titled OWOWOWOWOWOWOW and is due out May 12, 2015 via Red Scare digitally, with a vinyl release coming June 30, 2015. The band is fronted by Mike Weibe of Riverboat Gamblers and is being described as "Old-school and garage-y, but with fresh-sounding melodies and lascivious lyrics."

The dudes will be playing Punk Rock Bowling (Hey! We're a sponsor!), so you can catch them in Vegas. See the cover art and track listing after the jump, and find pre-order information here.

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Refused announce 'Freedom,' release new track

Posted by sam on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 10:00 AM (EDT)
RefusedRefused has announced a new record and released their first new track in 17 years. The new album is called Freedom and will be released on Epitaph Records on June 30, 2015.

In addition, the band has posted a song from the album titled "Elektra."

Refused has booked a US club tour in addition to dates with Faith No More this summer.

You can click Read More to hear the song and see the track listing and artwork from the new record.

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New Releases Out This Week

Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 9:00 AM (EDT)
PrimusSome of the new releases out this week.

You can find the full list of releases this week (and album covers) right here

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Punknews Podcast: Episodes 241 & 242

Posted by adam on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 9:15 PM (EDT)
Podcast This is the week! Look for a ton of episodes from the Punknews Podcast in the next few days which should bring us up to date and usher in a new golden age of releasing episodes in a somewhat timely fashion. Episode 241 finds Tom Crandle, Adam White, and John Gentile chat about the Street Dogs throwing out neo-Nazis from their St. Patrick's Day show, Teenage Bottlerocket's Minecraft video, new music from Hop Along, Black Sabbath recording, Death Grips, The Decline of Western Civilization reissues and more. Episode 241 features music from Lenny Lashley's Gang of One and Napalm Death.

On Episode 242 Ricky Frankel joins Adam and John to tackle a huge list of stories, including Off With Their Heads' on-stage conflict, Rodney Anonymous of Dead Milkmen's role in a crazy internet comedy show, the underwhelming Tidal launch, actor Ben Stiller's high school punk album, new Ceremony and more. 242 has music from Night Birds, Obits and Quaaludes.

Click Read More to stream or download the shows. You can subscribe to the Punknews Podcast via RSS, on iTunes or with the Stitcher app for iOS and Android. We love reading your mail on the show so send us your feedback via e-mail.

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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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