Against Me! and Andrew W.K. to headline Pouzza fest

Against Me! and Andrew W.K. to headline Pouzza fest

Pouzza Fest has revealed its full 2019 lineup. Against Me! and Andrew W.K. headline. Other bands playing include The Planet Smashers, Strung Out, Subb, Samiam, Big D and the Kids Table, Smoke or Fire, Iron Reagan, Pears, Direct Hit!, Guerilla Poubelle, The Smoking Popes, Night Birds, Ogikubo Station, Bad Cop / Bad Cop, Sincere Engineer, War On Women, The Dopamines, Get The Shot more. Over 160 bands are playing and It's May 17-19 in Montreal.

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The Smile Case

Check out “Murder Weather” by The Smile Case

Glen Meyer, Ontario alt-rock group The Smile Case have a new record out titled Murder Weather, and you can hear it in full today here on Punknews. The band's been fronted for over a decade by Ben Andress of Blacktop Records, starting as a solo acoustic project. These days The Smile Case plays as a full band featuring bassist Shane McElhone and drummer Jackson Cronmiller. The trio recorded at 460 Studios in Hemlock, Ontario with Producer Kyle Winkworth. The resulting record features a number of guest appearances, including Grey Gordon of Kill Surf City, Connor Lovat-Fraser of Boys Night Out, Brendan B. Brown Wheatus, and Mike Treblicock of The Killjoys. You can check it out below.

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Skip Groff passes away

Skip Groff passes away

Skip Groff, who was involved in the early DC hardcore punk scene, passed away on February 18. He was 70. The cause of death was related to a sudden seizure. Groff owned and operated Yesterday and Today records, a store that frequently visited by member sof Minor Threat, Teen Idles, Bad Brains, and many of the other early Dc punk bands. He took the Teen Idles to Inner Ear Studio in 1980 to record their only EP and helped out many other bands from the era. You can see a statement from Dischord records below.

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