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.Read more
In a recent tweet Greg Graffin posted a picture of himself and Brett Gurewitz with a caption that reads, "New songs in the pipeline. . . ." Bad Religion last released Christmas Songs in 2013 via Epitaph Records and Greg Graffin last released Millport in 2017 via Anti- Records. You can see the post below.Read more
88 Fingers Louie
Get Off My Lawn [7 -inch]
No Cure for Death
Dead To Me/Western Settings
Live In Los Angeles
Live in Baltimore
What A Time To Be Alive
Pianos Become The Teeth
Wait For Love
Dog Days On Deck
Aree Ogir has announced that his indie punk band, Aree and the Pure Heart have signed to Wiretap Records. They will be releasing an album on Wiretap this summer. It will be their first release since their 2015 EP Heartsongs. You can view the video for "American Love," which is from Heartsongs at the link below.Read more
Another Punk Rock Bowling club show was announced over the weekend. The line up includes Punk Rock Karaoke, The Phenomenauts and Agnostic Blunt. The show will take place at the Fremont Country Club on May 28, 2018. Punk Rock Bowling 2018 will take place May 25, 2018 - May 28, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV.
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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.Read more
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.Read more
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.comRead more
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.Read more
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”Read more
Punk Rock Bowling has announced another club show. The list of bands playing this one includes The Bronx, The Dwarves, The Shrine, Fireburn, Sciatic Nerve and One Square Mile. The show will be at the Bunkhouse on May 25, 2018. We'll keep you updated as more club shows are announced. Punk Rock Bowling 2018 will take place May 25, 2018 - May 28, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV.
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