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Sunday Edition: Navel Gazing for December 28, 2014

Posted by brittany on Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 6:00 PM (EST)
Image Hello everyone and welcome to Navel Gazing: your look back in the week in Punknews. I'm Brittany Strummer. I'll be your guide through some of the juiciest, most popular and otherwise noteworthy stories from the last seven days. Remember, every Punknews story is built from tips from our wonderful, good-looking readers, so get to submitting. Here's what got the strange, slow and old community talking this week:

Click below to check out this past week's collection of new streaming music, features and interviews. Talk amongst yourselves and we'll see you Monday morning.

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Posted by johng on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 3:00 PM (EST)
Image Merry Christmas, or, if that isn't your thing, Happy Holidays from us here at Punknews! We won't be posting much here until Monday. So, in the meantime, check out some of our favorite Christmas tunes below and feel free to add your own. Also, did you get any awesome records for Christmas/Chanukah/Arbor Day? Tell us about 'em!

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Tours: The Sidekicks: (US)

Posted by johng on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 2:00 PM (EST)
The Sidekicks The Sidekicks are going on a US tour. On some dates, the band will be joined by Cayetana, All Dogs and LVL UP. The band will be releasing Runners in the Nerved World on January 20, 2015. Their last album was Awkward Breeds from 2012.

You can click Read More for the dates.

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Media: Nails: “Among the Arches of Intolerance”/“In Pain”

Posted by johng on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 1:00 PM (EST)
NailsDecibel Magazine is now streaming two new songs by Nails. The tracks are called "Among the Arches of Intolerance" and "In Pain." The tunes are taken from the flexi disc found in some copies of this month's Decibel. You can hear the songs here.

The band released Abandon All Life in 2013.

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Iron Reagan and Toxic Shock to release split 7-inch

Posted by johng on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 12:00 PM (EST)
Image Iron Reagan and Toxic Shock have released a split 7-inch. The release will be out on Reflection Records, likely in February of 2015. You can find more information here.

The band released The Tyranny Of Will this year and Punknews debuted the video for "I Won't Go." The band also has a pretty insane tour with Napalm Death and about 15,000 other bands coming up this winter.

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Joe Nolte (The Last) fund created to ease medical expenses

Contributed by endsounds. Posted by johng on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 11:00 AM (EST)
The Last Earlier this year, Joe Nolte of The Last suffered a stroke. Due to the severity of the stroke, Nolte has been unable to live at home due to medical requirements. His friends and family have established a fund to help modify Nolte's home so that he can move back home. You can find information here.

The Last were one of the first wave of LA punk bands and also broke ground by mixing power-pop and garage rock with a harder punk sound. The modern version of the band includes Bill Stevenson and Karl Alvarez, also of The Descendents. The band last released 'Danger!' in 2013.

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Rancid to play all of '...And Out Come the Wolves' at Punk Rock Bowling

Posted by johng on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 10:00 AM (EST)
Rancid According to the Punk Rock Bowling facebook page, Rancid will play the entirety of their ...And Out Come the Wolves album at next year's festival. The album originally came out in 1995, making the performance a 20th anniversary celebration.

Other bands playing include Dropkick Murphys and the no-longer-fucking-dead Refused, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Murder City Devils, Conflict, Discharge, Turbonegro, Sick Of It All, Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, Anti-Flag, Swingin’ Utters, A Wilhelm Scream, The Muffs and Mahones.

The festival will take place in downtown Las Vegas on May 23, 24 and 25. Tickets go on sale January 15. For more information, check the festival's website.


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Best of The Year: Benny Horowitz (Gaslight Anthem), Mike Park (Asian Man Records), Erica Freas (RVIVR)

Posted by kira on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 8:00 PM (EST)
Image Brillo Anne in her Maker's Mark santa hat is pleased to present the very last edition of the guest Best of 2014 lists. (Editor's Note: Hopefully you’ve enjoyed them because it takes a whole lot of coding and I’m not very good/fast at coding! - KW) In this last post for 2014, Brillo is bringing you lists from Benny Horowitz (Gaslight Anthem), Mike Park (Asian Man Records), and Erica Freas (RVIVR). Enjoy!

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New Review Update: December 23, 2014

Posted by adame on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 6:00 PM (EST)
Image Adam E. back with three new reviews, one of which is a split full of covers from Dee Dee King's epic 1989 rap album Standing in the Spotlight. Cool.

Today's reviews are:
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Tours: Leftover Crack (California)

Contributed by DesertBurst92. Posted by johng on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 4:00 PM (EST)
Leftover Crack Leftover Crack is going on a short California tour in February. On the first half, they'll be joined by Litmus Green. On the second half, they'll be joined by Kicker. Leftover Crack's last full-length release was Fuck World Trade in 2004. This past year, there have been scattered reports that the band is working on new material.

You can click Read More for the dates.

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Knuckle Puck to release debut LP this summer

Contributed by alex101. Posted by johng on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 3:00 PM (EST)
Knuckle Puck Knuckle Puck plans to release their first LP this summer. The band recently signed to Rise Records, who will release the album. The band released While I Stay Secluded [EP] this year.

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