First we came for Philly. Then Toronto. Now, on Saturday, July 21st, Punknews.org along with Velour Underground Studios, will throw our first event in Chicago, IL at Chop Shop! The event will feature Chicago’s own Pet Symmetry, Flint, MI’s indie rockers Baggage(featuring Jonathan Diener of The Swellers), and two fantastic Chicago openers, the rowdy pop punkersReaganomics and the spazz soul trio The Cell Phones. We’re so excited and we hope to see you there! The show will be $15 presale, $18 at the door. The show is all ages and starts at 7pm. Find out more at the Facebook event and order presale tickets here.Read more
The band will also be playing a few gigs over the summer, including the three-day Polite Riot Fest, and a Descendents cover set at the after party following Consumed's EP release gig in July. You can check out their new track, and the details of that gig, below.Read more
Quit The Curse
I got the hots for Charlie Watts
Way Gone EP
Songs of Praise
Settle Your Scores
Better Luck Tomorrow
The Vancouver Sessions
Live in Philadelphia
Get ready to have your brain melted because, today, Punknews is debuting the new mind-trip by The Prefab Messiahs!
Psychsploitation Today: The Video Album is a tab of '60s acid rock pulled into the present day. There's a swinging guitar. There's British invasion gang-chorus. There's alien vocals. There's grinding riff after grinding riff. And on top of that, the whole thing is presented as video that will make you feel like you got lost in the chemist's basement for about a week. That is to say, a lot of stuff is trippy, but not much is as trippy as this while still swearing allegiance to unbridled rock n roll.Read more
Run The Jewels have been touring since the release of Run the Jewels 3 in 2017, have been the ambassadors for Record Store Day 2018, and have just generally been enjoying the success of their latest album. Meanwhile, the NFL just issued a rule banning players from kneeling during the National Anthem. Today, RTJ emcee EL-P posted on twitter stating that the NFL recently asked to license their song "Legend Has It" for play at the Superbowl, but the group turned down the offer because they believe the NFL to be racist. He also stated that the suggested fee for licensing was a whopping zero dollars.
He stated, "NFL been trash. they asked for the rights to play legend has it in the stadium during the superbowl. we said no because fuck them. they operate like they're an indispensable public utility. they aren't. they are gone with the flip of a channel. fuuuuuuck you. and just in case anyone is wondering how much the nfl wanted to pay us for using legend has it, that would be zero dollars and the strong suggestion that we take them up on the opportunity to enrich a private, racist and for profit company masquerading as a non profit. blow me."
Donald Trump also responded to the no kneeling rule on Fox and Friends wherein he suggested that if you don't stand for the National Anthem, perhaps you should be deported from the country or otherwise punished- similar to rules used in other countries such as North Korea. Trump stated, "I don't think people should be staying in the locker rooms, but still I think it's good. You have to stand proudly for the national anthem or you shouldn't be playing, you shouldn't be there. Maybe you shouldn't be in the country."Read more
Ohio punk band The Sidekicks is touring the West coast to support their latest release. The band released Happiness Hours on May 18, 2018 through Epitaph Records. They will be bringing Spirit Of The Beehive out to support them on this run of dates. See below to view the tour dates.Read more
British rock band Echo And The Bunnymen are releasing a new album. The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon will be released on October 5th. The album features new versions of songs from their back catalog, plus two new songs. They have also shared the new version of the song “Seven Seas.” Watch that video below.Read more
California punk veterans Hot Snakes made their TV debut on Last Call with Carson Daly. Footage was taken from their recent tour to Los Angeles The Troubadour. They performed three track from their 2018 release titled Jericho Sirens . You can click here to watch "Having Another?”, here for "I Need a Doctor” and here for "Six Wave Hold-Down”.
The band will be heading to the east coast this June, click here to check out the dates.Read more
Recently, a twitter account has been begging Weezer to cover Toto's song "Africa". Today, Weezer responded by covering Toto… except instead of covering "Africa," they covered "Rosanna, instead. Check that out here.. In February, the band stated that they will release The Black Album on May 25, 2018, though there has been little confirmation of the release date since then.Read more
Public Image Limited will be releasing a massive 5 CD/2 DVD box set. It's called The Public Image is Rotten (Songs From The Heart) and it's out via UMG on 20 July 2018. The release includes singles, rarities, b-sides, and live recordings from across the band's career. See the track list below.Read more