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1999 Retro Review Week - November 18, 2019

All this week the Punknews review team will be looking back two decades to the albums of 1999. Not just a review of the music on the album, we will also be looking at how well it has stood the test of time, how it fits in the band's discography, as well as its overall place in the annals of music (punk or not).

You can check out any of our reviews right here. It

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Glenn Danzig

Danzig to show 'Verotika' film in Philly on Dec 13

On December 13, the night before The Misfts play Philadelphia, Glenn Danzig will show his film Verotika to the city of brotherly love. The film was directed by Danzig himself. It stars Ashley Wisdom, Rachel Alig, Alice Tate, Kayden Kross, Scotch Hopkins, Sean Kanan, and Natalia Borowsky. Right now, there's only one showing. That's 9:00pm at the Philadelphia film society. Tickets are on sale now.

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R.C. Sullivan: 'Caution'

R.C. Sullivan: 'Caution'

Dutch melodic hardcore band R.C. Sullivan is streaming their new EP titled Caution ahead of their vinyl release date, see below. The 4 song EP is set to drop this Friday, November 22nd through Crash Landing Records. This release is the first from the band since their new singer joined. The band will also play two shows later this year, see below.

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Lunachicks announce first show in over 10 years

Lunachicks announce first show in over 10 years

Lunachicks have announced their first show in over 10 years. It appears Their last shows was in 2004 at the March for Women’s Lives Benefit in Washington, D.C. Today, they announced that they'll be playing at least one show in 2020. They'll be playing New York's Webster Hall on April 11. We'll keep you updated.

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Black Flag announces 2020 shows

Black Flag announces 2020 shows

Greg Ginn's Black Flag has announced a slate of 2020 shows. They'll be playing various parts of USA before dropping down to South America. Including previously announced dates, current touring plans span from December 2019 through March 2020. As of right now, Mike V of Mike V and the Rats is handling vocal duties. Tyler Smith, who played with the band in 2014, is on the bass once again. Their drummer is Isaias Gil, a session drummer who has worked with Macy Gray, David Lee Roth, and Country band Charlie and The Regrets. You can see the dates here.

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Eddie & the Hot Rods to continue as The Hot Rods

Eddie & the Hot Rods to continue as The Hot Rods

Recently, Barrie Masters, singer of Eddie and the Hot Rods suddenly passed away. Last week, the band stated that they plan to continue onward as The Hot Rods. They stated: "We have been completely overwhelmed by messages from fans and Barrie’s family encouraging us to carry on performing. With this in mind we have decided to perform shows in 2020 as The HotRods , every show will in memory of the great man himself. Our first confirmed show is in France on Jan 18th more dates to follow. Thank you for your support."

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The Weakerthans

A tribute album was released for The Weakerthans

A tribute album for Canadian indie rock band The Weakerthans was released last week. One Great Tribute: A Love Letter To The Weakerthans features contributions by Frank Turner, Austin Lucas, Have Gun, Will Travel, Cold Wrecks, Early Riser, The Adventuring Party and much more. Proceeds from sales of the album will be going to both to CAMH (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) & CMHA (Canadian Mental Health Association). See below to check out the tribute album.

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The Spits release live cassette tape, working on new LP

The Spits release live cassette tape, working on new LP

The Spits have released a limited press, live cassette tape. It's called Live until you die and it's self-released by the band. They stated: "The Spits LIVE UNTIL YOU DIE is a collection of live recordings now available on the classic medium of cassette tape. This a limited edition for collectors and fans and all proceeds help to fund the release of the new full length vinyl album by the band." The band's new album, which the band has casually mentioned a few times over the past few years, is expected out in 2020. The band's last studio LP was Spits V in 2011.

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1999 Retro Reviews start NEXT WEEK!

1999 Retro Reviews start NEXT WEEK!

1999. The eve of a new millennium. The Vans Warped Tour was firing on all cylinders. Blink-182 released what is truly their break-out album. Keanu Reeves made up for Johnny Mnemonic with The Matrix. George Lucas dashed the hopes of millions of Star Wars fans. Some crappy period rom-com won Best Picture over a harrowing, gritty WWII film?!?

Ahem… sorry. Still not over that. Anyhow, many albums came out that year, some of which even mattered. For all of next week Punknews will be running our annual Retro Review week, looking back two decades to 1999's crop of releases. These reviews will be written with an eye on how they have aged, and whether or not their place in the pantheon of punk rock has changed through the lens of the past 20 years.

See you next week!

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