Interviews
Jenny Thibault on Quebec's FME

Jenny Thibault on Quebec's FME

2017 marks the 15th year of the Quebec's Festival de musique émergente en Abitibi-Témiscamingue. The Labour Day weekend event will bring together nearly 70 artists from a wide range of genres to Rouyn-Noranda, including Dutchess Says, Les Dales Hawerchuk, The Decline !, It It Anita, Paul Jacobs, and A Tribe Called Red. Punknews editor Adam White took a look at the event and spoke with organizer Jenny Thibault in the first part of our ongoing coverage this year.

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Videos
The Lucky Ones

The Lucky Ones: “Better Days” (Punknews Exclusive)

St. Catharines, Ontario's long running punk band The Lucky Ones are returning after a five year absence with their appropriately titled new record Better Late Than Never. The 14 song album, produced by Steve Rizun (The Flatliners, Junior Battles, will arrive on September 1, 2017 via Stumble Records. Punknews is thrilled to premiere the first video from the album for the single "Better Days," click below to check it out along with the band's upcoming Ontario tour dates.

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Beastie Boys

Mike D curating wine for restaurant

In an article by Rolling Stone, Mike D of the Beastie Boys announced that he is curating a wine list for Hearth & Hound restaurant in L.A. Mike D, who is a wine collector, worked with sommelier Taylor Parsons to build a wine selection. Mike D stated ""If you want a glass of wine, you shouldn't have to spend an hour figuring out what that wine is, what you're going to drink." The restaurant is owned by Ken Friedman and chef April Bloomfield, who run the Spotted Pig restaurant in NYC.

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The Ramonas announce debut LP "First World Problems"

The Ramonas announce debut LP “First World Problems”

The Ramonas have set a release date for their first LP of original music. The album, First World Problems, is due out September 10th via CD and digital download, with vinyl available this November.

After playing for years as an all-female Ramones tribute band, The Ramonas ventured into the realm of original music with the You Asked For It EP in 2016. The new LP will feature 14 tracks influenced not only by the band's namesake, but also other influences through the decades of punk and alternative music.

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Static Radio NJ: 'Resentiments' (Punknews Exclusive)

Static Radio NJ: 'Resentiments' (Punknews Exclusive)

New Jersey's Static Radio NJ is back! After 6 years of working on other bands (Crimes, Hot Knife, Pale Angels, d'arcy, and more), the band decided to get back together and teamed up with Will Putney,The Machine Shop in Belleville, NJ to record a new five song LP.

We are thrilled to bring to you a Punknews exclusive of the bands latest album titled Resentiments. The album will be released by on August 18th digitally and will be released this October on vinyl through Black Numbers. The record label will be releasing 250 copies of the LP on Clear/Electric Blue vinyl, the first 25 pre-orders will receive an Instax photo from the recording session. You can click here to pre-order the album.

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