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: It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, FXXRead more
Although they never were as famous as some of their other early aughts punk peers, The Backup Plan are hallowed in their hometown of Long Island. After a decade in the scene, the band broke up a number of years ago. But now, they're getting back together for two shows in October for a benefit to support the family of Rob McAllister.
Staffer Michael Musilli shares his thoughts on the band's importance, the benefit show, and how he was personally affected by the group below.Read more
Colleen Green [EP]
Refuse To Beg
Friday The 13th
The Flower Investment Pawn
Just Can't Hate Enough X 2: Plus Other Hate Songs
The King of Whys
Live in Denver
Billboard.com recently premiered Every Time I Die's new song titled "C++ (Love Will Get You Killed)." The track will be on their upcoming album titled Low Teens, which will be out on September 23, 2016 via Epitaph Records.
You can listen to the song below.Read more
Brutal Youth have made their a new track "The King" available to stream. Judging by the album art, it will be on their new full-length Sanguine. According to Union Label Group it will be out on Stomp Records. No release date for it has been announced as of yet. Brutal Youth last released Bottoming Out in 2015 via Paper and Plastick.
You can listen to the song below.Read more
We're giving away some tickets to Pennywise's upcoming Vegas show, but your time to enter is running out! You, yes you, can win two tickets to see Pennywise at the House of Blues, Las Vegas on November 19. But, that's not all! The winner also gets thirty bucks to spend on food (or booze) and a poster from the show!
To enter, all you have to do is e-mail email@example.com and say why you should win the tickets. Please use the headline "Pennywise Contest" in your e-mail. But, the contest closes August 31 and we will pick a winner September 1, so don't be late! Good luck!Read more
New Noise Magazine is currently streaming an alternate version of NOFX's new song “I Don’t Like Me Anymore.” The track will be pressed on the publication's sixth flexi, which will be available in the next print edition of the magazine. The other version of the song will be on the band's new record First Ditch Effort, which is due out October 7, 2016 on Fat Wreck Chords.
You can find the song here.Read more
Last week on episode 312 of the Punknews Podcast, Ricky Frankel, Adam White, and John Gentile looked at new songs from bands young and old, from perennial favorites The Menzingers and John K. Samson, to old farts like Green Day, to even older farts like Psychic TV. We also get into a fight over new album from AJJ.Read more
During their concert on August 24, 2016 in Toronto, Canada Prophets Of Rage brought the Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl on stage to play a cover of the MC5's song "Kick Out The Jams." The band will be releasing The Party‘s Over EP on August 26, 2016
You can find the video of the performance below. Video Credit: Shaun Ledding.Read more
Miguel Chen of Teenage Bottlerocket is also a practitioner and teacher of yoga. This fall, he is going to open his second yoga studio where you can take yoga lessons from Chen himself. The studio will be located in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Chen also has an active studio in Laramie. Both studios are called Blossom Yoga. The Cheyenne studio is expected to open in September or October. TBR released Tales From Wyoming in 2015.Read more
ToyGuitar have announced a few southwestern record release shows for their upcoming EP Move Like A Ghost, which comes out on September 2, 2016 via Fat Wreck Chords. The band will be taking Decent Criminal along with them on these tour dates as well. Toyguitar released In This Mess in 2015 via Fat Wreck Chords.
You can see the list of shows below.Read more