Punknews is happy to be partnering with our pals at FEST 13 to giveaway a general admission pass for the shenanigans in Gainesville, FL October 31 - November 2. FEST 13 will include performances by A Wilhelm Scream, 7 Seconds, RVIVR, Descendents, Mineral, Hot Water Music, Lifetime, Marked Men, Less Than Jake, Strike Anywhere, and so many more. Tickets and full details are available here.
Mark your calendars for next Monday, October 13 at 9 p.m. EST. We'll have FEST ringmaster Tony Weinbender joining us for a special edition of "We'll Do It Live."
You can click Read More for the details and to enter for your chance to win.
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Punknews is excited to be a part of "The Plow United Impossible Trivia Contest!" The contest coincides with two very special Plow United shows so we're giving away two prize packages- one for each show!
The band is playing a show on December 30, 2014 at the Acheron in Brooklyn, NY with Mikey Erg, Chumped, Up for Nothing, and Hatrabbits. Then, the next night, on NEW YEAR'S EVE, the band is playing at the World Cafe Live in Wilmington with Mikey Erg, The Headies, and Goddamnit.
Tickets are here and here!
As for the contest, one prize package includes the band's Delco 7-inch, the band's self-titled 12-inch, and a ticket to the Wilmington show. The other package includes the band's Delco 7-inch, the band's self-titled 12-inch, and a ticket to the Brooklyn show.
You can click Read More for info on how to enter.
Posted by adam on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
We recently spoke about Dead Tired, the new five-piece Hamilton, Ontario-based band that features former Alexisonfire lead George Pettit on vocals. The world knows very little about the group at this point, in fact they're playing their first ever show tonight (May 16th) in their hometown with Teenager and TV Freaks.
Want to get in on the ground floor, or at least close to it? The band's playing their next show on Sunday, June 1st in St. Catharines, Ontario at the Detour Music Hall courtesy of our good friends at IndoorShoes. They'll be sharing the stage with Wild Side and Street Legal. You can find all the details here or grab tickets online.
We've got a pair of passes for the show to pass on to you folks, so enter the form below and we'll draw a name in a week or so. You could make a weekend out of it! Come down to Niagara, hit up some craft breweries, defend Upper Canada, ride the Plunge O' Sphere, then rock out to Dead Tired.
Posted by brittany on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
Punknews.org and Barren Womb have teamed up to give our readers a chance to win their new release, The Sun's Not Yellow, It's Chicken.
You can click Read More to enter.
We're excited to give you the opportunity to win a test pressing of Joan Jett's Unvarnished . The album was released earlier this year. You can click Read More for the details.
Posted by brittany on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
Punknews.org and Twelve Guage Records have teamed up to give our lucky readers a chance to win some cool stuff from Oakland, CA's Nervous. We're giving away copies of their self-titled debut which is due out today on three different colors of vinyl. One winner will receive the new album on all three colors plus a t-shirt and a test pressing with hand drawn art from the band themselves.
Nervous are a duo consisting of best friends Jake Spek (Lewd Acts) and Jacob Harris (Big Kids, Acid Fast) who together run the Oakland DIY venue The Hive.
You can click Read More for your chance to win.
Posted by brittany on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
Punknews.org and Fat Wreck Chords have teamed up to give our lovely readers the chance to win the highly anticipated album, Neon Fiction , from Sundowner. One grand prize winner will receive an LP of Neon Fiction signed by Chris McCaughan himself as well as a CD copy, a signed poster, and a Sundowner t-shirt. Three runner ups will receive the Neon Fiction CD.
Neon Fiction is out today and can be ordered here.
You can click Read More for your chance to win, to stream the full album courtesy of Vice, and to check out the lyric video for "Life in the Embers".
Posted by brittany on Monday, July 22, 2013 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
Punknews.org and Fat Wreck Chords have teamed up to give our wonderful readers a chance to win Chixdiggit!'s Double Diggits which is a reissue of 1998's Born on the First of July and 2000's From Scene To Shining Scene . One grand prize winner will receive Double Digits on CD, Born on the First of July & From Scene to Shining Scene LP, and the group's entire discography from Fat Wreck Chords and Honest Don's on CD.
Double Digits is due out tomorrow. Pre-orders are available here.
You can click Read More for your chance to win.
Posted by adam on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 3:30 PM (EDT)
On Sunday, June 9th the S.C.E.N.E. Music Festival will return to southern Ontario to celebrate their 18th year. The event will feature over 140 performers across multiples stages and venues in downtown St. Catharines. Bands from an assortment of genres playing this year include Comeback Kid, Tokyo Police Club, Nikola Sarcevic of Millencolin, The Reason, Hollerado, DVBBS, The Faceless, Obey The Brave, Eleven Past One, My Son the Hurricane, Within The Runes, Crystalyne, and Today I Caught The Plague with more being announced soon.
Want to check it out? We've got four pairs of tickets for the S.C.E.N.E. Music Festival to give away. To enter click below!
Pouzza Fest is coming up! The annual punk gathering in Montreal will take place from May 17th through the 19th and will feature bands such as Braid, A Wilhelm Scream, Good Riddance, American Steel, Saves the Day, Me First and The Gimme Gimmes, Crime In Stereo and many others. There's always tons of great under the radar acts to find there as well.
Don't have tickets yet? Want a pair? Click below to enter our draw to win one of two pairs of passes to Pouzza!
Posted by brittany on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
Teenage Bottlerocket kick off their tour with Face to Face, Blacklist Royals, and Joshua Black Wilkins today and we want to celebrate the fact by giving away some TBR goodies. We have one vinyl copy of 2012's Freak Out!, a t-shirt, and a signed poster for one lucky reader as well as Freak Out! CDs for two runner ups.
You can click Read More for the dates as well as details on how to win.
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