Today we're excited to be giving away a pair of tickets for the upcoming Skate and Surf Fest! The Festival is this weekend in Asbury Park, New Jersey and has a huge lineup, including sets by The Gaslight Anthem, Dropkick Murphys, Big D and the Kids Table, Iron Chic, Thrice, American Nightmare, Defeater and many more.
To enter, all you have to do is e-mail Podcast@punknews.org. We'll randomly pick the lucky entry on Wednesday night. You can find more info about the festival right here.
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Posted by johng on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
Posted by johng on Friday, May 8, 2015 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
Today, we've got a really cool contest for you all. Vinnie Fiorello of Less than Jake and Obi Fernandez of Westbound Train have started a new label called Rare Breed Records. They've got a lot of ska and ska-type music on the label, and, in fact, they've got their own house band!
Well, the label is launching a new sampler that includes tracks by Fernandez, The Slackers, Westbound Train, King Django, The Toasters, The Skints and more.
To celebrate, the label is giving away one flexi-disc of Anthony Raneri Bayside and the Rare Breed House band covering Cliff Richard's "The Young Ones"... in a ska style! To enter, all you have to do is write a few sentences about why "ska is greatest musical genre to ever exist" and then e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll pick the winner based on who has the best explanation.
Meanwhile, you can hear the new comp below.
Posted by johng on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
Today, Punknews is excited to announce a new contest! Paper + Plastick have just announced their Summer Sampler 2015, which includes tracks by Brutal Youth, Dwayne, Junior Battles, After the Fall and more! You can get the whole thing for FREE right here.
To coincide with the release, P+P is giving away a free copy of the new Brutal Youth 7-inch, Bottoming Out . To enter, all you have to do us e-mail email@example.com and we'll randomly pick one winner. If you win, you'll have that kick ass record shipped right up to your door. (P.S. Sorry, contest not open to people who live in Quebec).
Meanwhile, you can stream the entire sampler below. Check it out!
Posted by kira on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM (EDT)
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.
Posted by johng on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 11:30 AM (EDT)
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.
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