Check out the new track by Left Lane Cruiser!

Check out the new track by Left Lane Cruiser!

Today, we are excited to debut the new track by Left Lane Cruiser!

This track is a roadhouse rumbler. With the bluesey distortion of ZZ Top and George Thorogood and some stoner rock low end swing for support, this track is the soundtrack to a bar located 15 miles off route 66 at 1L15 AM Sunday morning. That is, this track is gnarly.

The band's Freddy J spoke to Punknews about the tune: "'Sweat Love to Shine' is a song about heat. From the heat on the stage to the heat on the street. When your sweat starts to shine you know you feeling that heat. As a band on the road your job is to bring the party but the fuzz is always waiting around the corner, ready to jump out and getcha. And most musicians are left in a constant vulnerable condition to law enforcement. It's a hard line to walk."

Shake and Bake is out via Bomp and you can pre-order it here. Meanwhile, check out the new tune below, right now!

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Pup

Pup (EU and UK)

Canadian punk band PUP is taking their Morbid Stuff tour party across the pond to play a few festival and club show dates in the UK and Europe this August, see below to check out the dates. The band will be touring to support the release of their third full length, Morbid Stuff.

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Win two tickets to see Face to Face and Pears in NYC!

Win two tickets to see Face to Face and Pears in NYC!

YOU, yes you, can win two tickets to see Face to Face and PEARS in NYC on Wednesday night! The show is at the Knitting Factory and is sponsored by St Pauli Football Club.

St Pauli have long been linked with punk rock and left wing politics, so they're throwing this show to connect the ancient sport with the three-chord stuff!

To enter, you should e-mail podcast@punknews.org and in a few sentences, explain why you should win the two tickets. The tickets must be picked up in the NYC area in person and are non-transferable. This contest closes Tuesday at 7pm, so e-mail us before then!

In the meantime, check out the history of the Football club below!

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Johnny Madcap releases coffee

Johnny Madcap releases coffee

Johnny Madcap of Johnny Madcap and the Distractions and Madcap has released his own signature coffee. It's called high-octane Brazilian coffee and it's produced by Ground Shark Coffee Co. It's described as "Tasting notes of buttered pecan, orange peel, and nutmeg add a dose of crazy that make this coffee the perfect blend of strength and taste." The release date in June 9.

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Woodstock 50 finds new investor

Woodstock 50 finds new investor

After several turbulent weeks, not the least of which included investor Dentsu pulling out nearly $18 million in investment funds, Dentsu "Canceling" the event, Woodstock LC suing Dentsu, and a court ruling Dentsu had the right to remove the funds but not cancel Woodstock 50, the anti-consumerist, peace-and-love based event has a new multi-billionaire investor. Oppenheimer & Co. will be the new financier for the beleaguered fest which still has not obtained permits required to host the event nor has the event posted tickets for sale.

John Tonelli, head of Debt Capital Markets & Syndication at Oppenheimer & Co., Inc., said in a statement.“We are thrilled to be onboard for this incredible weekend of music and social engagement. We believe in Woodstock as an important American cultural icon, and look forward to its regeneration in the green fields of Watkins Glen this August with all of the artists on the remarkable lineup.”

Woodstock LC's Michael Lang also released a statement: "We’ve lined up artists who won’t just entertain, but will remind the world that music has the power to bring people together, to heal, to move us to action, and to tell the stories of a generation. We look forward to putting on an incredible festival. Words cannot express how appreciative Woodstock 50, the artists, the fans and the community are to Oppenheimer for joining with us to make W50 a reality."

As of right now, if you feel the need to heal, $18 Woodstock Psychadelic Tubes are still for sale.

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Following four year ban, Tyler, The Creator's first UK show shut down

Following four year ban, Tyler, The Creator's first UK show shut down

This weekend, Tyler, The Creator was supposed to play the UK for the first time in four years. He was previously banned from entering the UK for three to five years in 2015 by the Home Office. That office stated that the rapper “encourages violence and intolerance of homosexuality” and “fosters hatred with views that seek to provoke others to terrorist acts.”

However, this weekend, just before the show was supposed to take place, Tyler annoucned that the show would be moved before the event was canceled all together. In a now-deleted tweet, Tyler said that the “cops cancelled it” due to overcrowding. By contrast, local authorities have stated that the venue decided to cancel the show, not police, due to disruptive behavior by the audience who were outside the venue hours early.

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Poison Idea undergoes lineup change

Poison Idea undergoes lineup change

Poison Idea has changed its lineup. The band, which will Toru Europe soon, announced its new lineup as: Jerry A, Chris Carey, Jeff Walter, Chris Cuthbert and Andrew Stromstad.

The band stated: "Due to family commitments, job schedules or swelling of the head/ego, all of the old guitarists are out of the picture. Poison Idea has decided to pull an unplayed card out of the deck and tour Europe with a brand new guitarist. You know I won't settle for anything short of genius. So this summer joining Chris Carey, Jeff Walter, Chris Cuthbert and myself on stage… ladies and germs, introducing Andrew Stromstad. He's one of the best guitarist I've ever played with, I know you won't be disappointed. Hail." Their last album was Confuse & Conquer in 2015.

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