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Navel Gazing July 22, 2018

Navel Gazing July 22, 2018

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: Stephen McGill

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Festivals & Events
Sonic Reducer: '77 Montreal

Sonic Reducer: '77 Montreal

77' Montreal is a project that combines a punk rock music festival with a living archive of show posters from the Montreal punk scene and other fun events. The '77 refers to the pioneering year in which punk exploded onto the scene with such acts as Iggy, The Ramones, and The Clash. To celebrate another year of the festival. We have compiled a Sonic Reducer featuring the bands playing the festival. The one-day festival is hosted in Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, Canada on July 27th, 2018. For more information or to attend the event, you can click here for the full details.

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Videos
The Drowns announce debut LP 'View From The Bottom,' release video

The Drowns announce debut LP 'View From The Bottom,' release video

The Drowns, which features members of Success, The Shell Corporation and Coyote Bred, have announced their first full-length. The record is called View From The Bottom and it will be released on August 31, 2018 via Live From The Rock Room, Bypolar Records and 1984 Records in the US and Gunner Records in Europe. The Drowns also released a lyric video for the first single titled "Eternal Debate." You can watch the video and see the album art below

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Stimulators to re-release 'Loud Fast Rules!'

Stimulators to re-release 'Loud Fast Rules!'

The Stimulators, the band that featured a 13 year old Harley Flanagan on drums, will be re-releasing their only album, Loud Fast Rules! . The album was originally released in 1982 via ROIR records. However, Flanagan has stated that the re-issue will be out via Frontier Records.

Via Twitter, he said: "In anticipation of the Stimulators Loud Fast Rules re-release on Frontier records, we have created a Stimulators page- website with archive coming soon- The Stimulators were one of the forefathers of NYHC. Although not a Hardcore band at all, most of the first generation of NYHC bands came out of the Stimulators audience, including The Beastie Boys, Reagan Youth, CFA, The Mob, and many others. Vinnie Stigma of Agnostic front met Roger at a Stimulators show."

The band also featured Flanagan's aunt Denise Mercedes on guitar and Patrick Mack on vocals.

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Videos
Classified Frequency: "No More Sex"

Classified Frequency: “No More Sex”

Maryland power-pop band Classified Frequency premiered a new video over at New Noise Magazine. The video is a super fun music video was shot as a teenage comedy movie for their track "No More Sex". The track is from their upcoming EP titled Black Eye and it will be available on September 25th, 2018. See below to view the music video.

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