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Outdoor Velour: "Stay Young" (Live in Lafayette)

Outdoor Velour: “Stay Young” (Live in Lafayette)

Punknews is proud to premiere a new video from one of our very own! Greg Simpson wears many hats, and along with his role as PN staffer and host of the Best Midwestern podcast, he also performs in several acts. Outdoor Velour primarily features Greg and his wife Cara as they play a bit indie, a bit pop, and bit of punk. This just-released video features a slightly expanded group, with Jonny Sommer on drums and Alex Mason playing keyboard and trombone, in a recent live performance as they play "Stay Young," the lead track off of the band's 2011 album Don't Panic. Filmed digitally, the performance was then post-processed by Toby Kaufmann-Buhler to evoke the full-on VHS experience all the way down to the washed out sound. Odd, to be sure, but definitely in line with OV's quirky aesthetic and a flashback to any punker who filmed and watched their buddy's gigs on VHS.

Outdoor Velour will be releasing Our Songs, an album of covers with significant meaning between both members of the band, and will be playing several dates in March and April in support of that album. You can check out the video, and those gig dates, below.

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Satanic Surfers

Satanic Surfers: 'The Usurper'

Satanic Surfers have released a new 7-inch called The Usurper. It features two tracks called "The Usurper" and “Skate, Don’t Care.” "The Usurper" will also be on the band's upcoming album titled Back From Hell, which will be out on April 13, 2018. You can listen to the two songs below.

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Left Alone

Left Alone to release new 7-inch

Left Alone will be releasing a new 7-inch. It will feature two new songs called "Mile High" and "He Said, She Said (feat. Rob Aston)." According to iTunes, the songs will be released digitally on Mach 9, 2018 via Smelvis Records. The physical version should be out about a week before then. More information about the release can be found here. You can see the album art below.

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Sunday Edition
Navel Gazing February 18, 2018

Navel Gazing February 18, 2018

Hello everyone and welcome to Navel Gazing: your look back in the week in Punknews. I'm Ricky Frankel and 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 and review is built from tips from our wonderful, good-looking readers, so get to submitting a story, feel free to submit a review or if you are a photographer continue reading below. Here's what got the strange, slow and old community talking this week: Photo Credit: John Paul Allen / PunkWorldViews.com

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Podcast
Best Midwestern - Indiana

Best Midwestern - Indiana

The Best Midwestern podcast, with hosts Greg Simpson and Scott Heisel, is back with a new season. Here's what Greg has to say about the show's ambitious new project: "On the first episode of our year-long project to deep-dive into the music history of each of the 12 Midwestern states we look at Indiana, from Tin Pan Alley songwriters of the 1910s and 20s to indie and punk rock one hundred years later." Click below to check it out or subscribe in iTunes.

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Hunx and His Punx Play John Waters Birthday Show

Hunx and His Punx Play John Waters Birthday Show

Hunx and His Punx have been dormant for years. Between Seth Bogart’s numerous ventures (his solo work, the Wacky Wacko store, an upcoming television show) and Shannon Shaw leaving to form her own project (Shannon and The Clams), Hunx has fallen to the wayside. However, in a recent surprise Instagram post, Seth Bogart has announced that Hunx and His Punx will return to the stage to take part in John Waters’ birthday celebration in Detroit, Michigan. Hunx will begin the celebration on April 20th at El Club, with L7 and Mink Stole performing the following days. Bogart also stated “and I’m terrible at keeping secrets but more Hunx 2018 news coming soon”

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