Congress sends anti-ticket bot bill to the President

Congress sends anti-ticket bot bill to the President

Things are getting real now. A little while ago, New York state enacted an anti-ticket bot law. Well, now the feds are following suit. Both the House and the Senate have passed a bill that makes buying mass amounts of tickets through bots an "unfair and deceptive practice." This means that if someone under federal jurisdiction is caught using bots to buy a bunch of tickets, the FTC would have the option to pursue that person, either civilly or criminally. Now that both houses have signed the bill, it has been sent to President Obama for approval. Will he sign?! Only time will tell, but he only has until January 20 to leave his John Hancock on that proposed law…

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Tear Them Down: "Gorb"

Tear Them Down: “Gorb”

Swedish punks Tear Them Down have released a video for the track "Gorb" off of their new EP Abide, which was released this past October year via Plunk Records. This EP is a follow-up to their 2015 release Ett liv i härlighet. You can check out their video below.

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Midnight Snackers: "Steve McQueen" (Punknews Exclusive)

Midnight Snackers: “Steve McQueen” (Punknews Exclusive)

Today, Punknews is pleased to debut the new single by Midnight Snackers.

"Steve McQueen" is a frikkin' schizophrenic song. It opens with a corroded, Flipper style stomp before giving away to ghostly, Cramps style rockabilly. The song gets about halfway through and the band just decides to tear the whole thing apart. This is song is whacked out.

The band's new album, Transfer, is out December 16, but you can check out the new single below, right now.

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Davey Dynamite: "Rock N Roll" (Punknews Exclusive)

Davey Dynamite: “Rock N Roll” (Punknews Exclusive)

Today, Punknews is pleased to debut "Rock N Roll," the new single by Davey Dynamite.

Speaking to Punknews, Davey said "I always jokingly say that this song is about rock 'n' roll and existentialism, but it’s not a joke! I got into a very weird/bad headspace for a while where it felt like nothing mattered. No matter how much logic I was able to use when arguing with my brain, the prevailing feeling/philosophy that would randomly envelop me was Sure, like yeah, this is cool or whatever, but everything is pointless so just shut up. It’s a very fun place to be, especially when you’re trying to make and perform art… So this song was kind of written as a way to yell at myself while facing this issue upfront while trying to build logic that would work to make things feel better. I truly believe that, even if you can argue that life or anything is pointless, we have an ability and freedom as human beings to assign meaning however we want and build our own. I also 100% unapologetically rip off both Neil Young and Frank Turner in this song."

Davey's album, Holy Shit is out December 20th via Dying Scene Records. Check out the new single below, right now.

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