Interviews: Punknews speaks to Chris Gethard about his new show

Posted by johng on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 12:00 AM (EST)
Image Just minutes ago, Chris Gethard aired the very last episode of his public access show, The Chris Gethard Show. Over the course of five years, Gethard grew the talk show through a punk rock dedication to DIY culture, and created a weird world with regulars like Vacation Jason, a man who is always on vacation, The Human Fish, a fish in a man’s skin that dispenses sage-like wisdon, and… um… “The Beast Masturbator.”

On top of that, almost every TCGS features wild, new acts, most of them culled from the punk and indie circles, such as Night Birds, Plow United, and Crazy and the Brains. Despite all the chaos, with many shows collapsing during filming, the affable Gethard remained the constant straight man, reacting to the chaos constantly shambling about the set. (Fittingly, the last episode was cut off with two minutes to go.)

Now, Gethard is taking his show to a for-real-deal cable network, executive produced by Will Ferrell. It’s a big step for Gethard and the show's fans seem to be as excited as they are pensive. To get the details, features editor John Gentile spoke to Gethard on the afternoon before the final taping of the public access show. You can click read more for the interview.

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New Review Update: January 28, 2015

Posted by johng on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 6:00 PM (EST)
Image This is John G with a new Wednesday Trivia Time! Today's question is a little tough. This band is an early, early synth-punk band. One of the guys in this photo would go on to be an incredibly influential death-punk/anarcho-punk artist. Who is he? Bonus: What band is this and who is the other guy in the photo?

Today's reviews are:
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Media: Somos: “Streets Upon Streets”

Posted by leanne on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 5:00 PM (EST)
Somos Somos have released a new song off of their upcoming split with Have Mercy, which is due out on February 24, 2015 via No Sleep Records.

Somos will be embarking on tour with Tigers Jaw in April.

You can click Read More for the stream.

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Videos: A Wilhelm Scream: “Gut Sick Companion”

Contributed by alex101. Posted by sam on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 4:00 PM (EST)
A Wilhelm ScreamA Wilhelm Scream have released a video for the song “Gut Sick Companion.” The song is featured on their latest release titled Partycrasher. The live footage in the video was shot during four 2013 performances.

You can click Read More for the video.

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Videos: Funeral for a Friend: “Pencil Pusher”

Posted by aubin on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 3:30 PM (EST)
Funeral For A Friend Funeral For A Friend have premiered a new song from their seventh album, Chapter and Verse, which is out now.

You can click Read More for the video.

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Videos: Raised Fist: “Flow”

Contributed by alex101. Posted by mark on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 3:00 PM (EST)
Raised Fist Sweden's Raised Fist have released a video for their song "Flow."

"Flow" appears on the band's recently released album, From the North, which came out on January 15th, 2015 via Epitaph.

You can click Read More for the video.

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Media: Heartless Breakers: “Everything I Can't”

Contributed by an Anonymous Source. Posted by aubin on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 2:00 PM (EST)
Image Salt Lake City's Heartless Breakers have announced their debut full-length. The record is titled The Great Give Back and is due out March 10, 2015 via Animal Style Records.

The band was formed by members of Daytrader after their breakup in 2012.

You can check out the first single from the album. You can click Read More for the song.

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Groezrock Festival adds Raised Fist, Knapsack, Frank Iero and more

Contributed by alex101. Posted by aubin on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 1:00 PM (EST)
Image Belgium’s legendary Groezrock Festival has added another block of high profile bands to the lineup. These additions will join the previously confirmed headliners Refused and Social Distortion, as well as the likes of Lagwagon, Against Me!, Agnostic Front, Comeback Kid, Satanic Surfers and many, many more.

The new additions are: Raised Fist, Diesel Boy, Knapsack, Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance), Obliterations, F.O.D., The Deaf, Call It Off, Under The Influence.

More details can be found on the event's website.

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Videos: Ariel Pink: “Dayzed Inn Daydreams”

Posted by johng on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 12:00 PM (EST)
Ariel Pink Ariel Pink has released a new video. The vid is for the song "Dayzed Inn Daydreams" and features Rick Wilder of early west coast punk band The Mau Maus. The song is off the recently released Pom Pom . Additionally, Don Bolles of The Germs played drums and other instruments throughout the album, and likely contributed to the sound recording of this song.

You can click Read More for the video.

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Tours: Yellowcard / Finch / One OK Rock / The Downtown Fiction

Contributed by alex101. Posted by aubin on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 11:30 AM (EST)
Image Yellowcard and Finch will be touring together this Spring. Support will come from One OK Rock and The Downtown Fiction on separate legs of the tour.

You can click Read More for the dates.

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The Dwarves to release new live 12-inch

Posted by johng on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 11:00 AM (EST)
The Dwarves The Dwarves have announced plans to release a new live 12-inch. The release will be called Radio Free Dwarves and will be out March 5 via Riot Style Records. It includes ten tracks recorded live on Estonian Radio in 2012 and two studio acoustic tracks. You can pre-order it here.

The band released The Dwarves Invented Rock 'n' Roll in 2014. Punknews spoke to frontman Blag Dahlia about the release.

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