Episode #647.98 of the Punknews Podcast is now up! In this episode, Dave K of Mustard Plug stops by the podcast to talk about the band's new album Where Did All My Friends Go? , ska memories, working with Bill Stevenson, meeting Terry Hall, and so much more! He also sticks around to pay tribute to the late Shane MacGowan of the Pogues, Hall suing Oates, Crass' upcoming book, and Danzig's upcoming DVD. Listen to the episode below!
French music festival Xtreme Fest has announced its first wave lineup for 2024. Nova Twins, Descendents, Rise of the Northstar, Thrown, Sick of It All, The Baboon Show, Zebrahead, Strung Out, CF98, The Casualties, Moscow Death Brigade, Lambrini Girls, Higher Power, A Wilhelm Scream, Guilt Trip, Calcine, Belvedere, Johnnie Carwash, Imparfait, Red Soul Community, The Twin Souls, Toxic Frogs, The Meffs, Mustard Plug, Aerial Salad, Carsick, Forest Pooky, The Manky Melters, MakeWar, Punky Tunes, Monde de Merde, Pythies, Who I Am, Sorcerer, Old Time Spooks, and Pussy Miel will be playing the festival. Xtreme Fest will take place July 26-28 at Cap Decouverte in Tarn, France.
Caravels have announced that they will be re-issuing their 2013 album Lacuna . The reissue has been fully remastered and was mixed by Dylan Hanwright and mastered by Gus Elg. It will be out on December 12 via Topshelf Records. The band will also be playing a reunion show on December 22 at Dive Bar in Las Vegas with King of Heck and Lords of Death. Check out the poster below.
Rage Against The Machine
No Shelter [7-inch]
Dark Side of the Moon Redux
The Cola Heads
Your Dummest Friends [EP]
The Dwarves Concept Album
Where Did All My Friends Go?
Pizza [Food item]
Eugene S. Robinson
A Walk Across Dirty Water [Book]
The Chisel / Mess
Flying Raccoon Suit
Bad Time Records have released the first trailer for their upcoming tour film/documentary This Is New Tone. The film was directed and edited by Mike Sosinski, Rae Mystic was the director of photography, and additional footage was shot by G Leonardo, Alec Pugliese, and Becca Prucha. It will be out in spring 2024. The label has also announced a live album that features live performances of bands that played on the Bad Time Records tour earlier this year including, We Are The Union, Catbite, Kill Lincoln, JER, Bad Operation, Joystick, The Pomps, Eichlers, J. Navarro and the Traitors, Omnigone, and Thirsty Guys. The album will be out on December 22 and three tracks have been released - We Are The Union’s live version of “Better Home”, Kill Lincoln’s live version of “Civil Surgery”, and Catbite’s live version of “Call Your Bluff”. Check out the trailer, songs, and tracklist below.
The Holy Ghost Tabernacle Choir have announced US tour dates for January. Donnie Doolittle and Tongues of Fire will be joining them on all dates. The Holy Ghost Tabernacle Choir released their EP heartland attack and their remix album Slow Murder: The Remixes earlier this year. Check out the dates below.
Today we are thrilled to bring you the premiere of the new video by Richmond-based punk rockers Sleave! The video is for their song “In Escrow” and was created by Nespy. Speaking about the song the band said,
”’In Escrow’ is about our narratives and how they influence our perspective of life. Things can always be worse, and we often get caught in the loop of giving power to the things we fear. One misstep can lead to a spiral that suddenly holds weight over a lifetime of wonderful moments and memories. This song is about acknowledgment but also resilience. About taking charge of your life in the face of the worst possible things you can imagine. Remembering that although we are the only ones capable of living our own lives, that we are never alone. That even in our darkest moments, there is still deep beauty to this existence.”
”In Escrow” is off Sleave's recently released EP All These Songs Are About You. The band will be releasing a new album next year via Sell The Heart Records, Engineer Records, and Gunner Records. Check out the video below.
German music festival Full Force has announced their first wave lineup for 2024. Architects, Dropkick Murphys, Bad Religion, Counterparts, Silverstein, Zeal and Ardor, Casey, Dying Wish, Fuming Mouth, Gel, Get The Shot, Harms Way, Pest Control, Madball, and Speed are among the bands announced. Full Force Festival will take place on June 21-23, 2024 at Ferropolis in Gräfenhainichen, Germany. Check out the lineup below.
The Classy Wrecks have released a new song. It is called “The Monster” and appears to be a standalone single. The Classy Wrecks released The Classy Wrecks Pull a Reel Big Fish in 2022 and released their album Bedrocksteady in 2018. Check out the song below.
IDLES have announced North American tour dates for this spring. These dates join their previously announced dates for Asia and Europe. IDLES will be releasing their new album TANGK on February 16 via Partisan Records. The band released Crawler in 2021. Check out the dates below.
Quebec-based music festival Taverne Tour has announced its lineup for 2024. TEKE::TEKE, Daniel Romano’s Outfit, TVOD, Hot Garbage, Night Lunch, Taxi Girls, Jon Spencer, Suuns, Deli Girls, High Klassified, Paul Collins’ Beat, Marie Davidson, Les Deuxluxes, Sweeping Promises, Pypy, Safia Nolin, Alex Burger, Hippie Hourrah, Das Mortal, All Hands_Make Light, Laurence-Anne, Pantayo, Activity, Marie-Pierre Arthur, Les Shirley, Rauze, Klaus, Los Viejos, Ducks Ltd., Ben Shemie, 20some, Yonatan Gat, New York Night Train, Population II, Dahl, Dangereens, Elegie, Family Man, Feeling Figures, Bouge Pas, Johnny Clash and the Porkyz, Lola 1:2, Roost.World, Zom Zom, Carlyn, Yao, Shunk, Shunk, Slash Need, Grand Eugene, Melissa Fortin, Samwoy, Cyrious, Sun Entire, Bobo Ono, The Wesleys, R. Flex, Patche, Alix Fernz, Booster Fawn, Awwful, Vincent Paui, Nushu, Felix Dyotte, Funk Lion, Hawa B, Virginie B, Sasha Cay, The Complete Recordings of Hezekiah Procter, Dirty Milk, Glowing Orb, Marontate, and Orchestroll will be playing. Taverne Tour will take place across the bars and venues of Avenue de Mont-Royak, Boulevard St-Laurent, and Rue St-Denis on February 8-10, 2024.
Brighton-based hardcore band No Relief have announced that they will be releasing a new EP. It is called Destroy Your World and will be out on February 16 via Rest Assured Records. The band has also released a new song called “Day By Day”. No Relief released their EP Ritual Oppression in 2022. Check out the song below.
Militarie Gun have announced North American tour dates for next year. Pool Kids and Spiritual Cramp will be joining them on all dates and Death Lens, Spaced, and Roman Candle will be joining them on select dates. Tickets go on sale December 1. The band has also released reworked versions of songs off their recently released album Life Under The Gun, “Very High” and “Never Fucked Up Once” which has been retitled “Never Fucked Up Twice” and features Bully. Militarie Gun will be touring the UK and Ireland next month. Check out the dates and songs below.