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Listen to Punknews Podcast #602 - Christoph Jesus of Crazy and the Brains!

Listen to Punknews Podcast #602 - Christoph Jesus of Crazy and the Brains!

Episode #602 of the Punknews Podcast is now up!

In this episode Christoph Jesus of Crazy and the Brains stops by to talk about the new direction of the band, their new single "Open Eyez", the evolution of songwriting in Crazy and the Brains, the history of an important (but short-lived) Jersey punk venue, the interpretation of art, the importance of live music, and so much more!

He also sticks around to talk all things news with John, Hallie, and Em. They discuss the epidemic of bootlegging in punk and how to deal with it, The Interrupters' "Raised by Wolves" video, the upcoming Misfits, Alice Cooper, and Distillers Dallas show, Thotcrime's upcoming LP, and Geoff Palmer covering Dee Dee Ramone's Standing in the Spotlight album.

Listen to the episode below!

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Cop/Out Release New Music Video

Cop/Out Release New Music Video

NYC's Cop/Out have released a new music video. It's for the tune "Kingdom of Woah," which is off their 2019 EP, We Dream of Peace. The band is also working on their debut Lp, expected out later this year. You can see the video below.

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Kicker drummer Dave Mello leaves band

Kicker drummer Dave Mello leaves band

Drummer Dave Mello has decided to leave Kicker. Howeve,r it appears the parting with the former Operation Ivy drummer was on good terms. The band stated:"Unfortunately, due to changing life circumstances, Dave Mello has tendered his resignation behind the drums in Kicker. We’ve had loads of good times and great memories in our 5 years together and we're super proud of the LP we got to record with him. Looking forward to spending more time with him and his lovely family moving forward in the years to come and wishing them the best of luck with their journey into the wild blue yonder. Once a Kicker, always a Kicker!Stayed tuned for more updates…"

The band released Pure Drivel in 2019/

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Brakrock Festival issues statement about SOIA/No Fun At All incident, SOIA also responds

Brakrock Festival issues statement about SOIA/No Fun At All incident, SOIA also responds

Earlier this week, there was an incident at Brakrock fest where the guitar tech for Sick Of It All stated that she was assaulted by the singer of No Fun At All during NFAA's set. The NFAA camp stated that while there was an incident, it did not take place as described by the SOIA camp. More details on that can be found here.

Last night, Brakrock fest issued their own statement on the incident. You can read that below. Thereafter, Sick Of It All posted a short statement on instagram addressing the specific issue of the alleged hitting and assault. You can also see that statement below.

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The Muslims drop off THICK tour

The Muslims drop off THICK tour

The Muslims have announced that they are dropping off THICK's upcoming North American tour. The band was set to open the show September 30-October 15. In an Instagram post the band said,

"Wow, holy shit what year is it?

We have some super bummer news MUNKS. We won’t be playing the Thick tour after all. After 45min of consideration, and a few lifetimes worth of dealing with arrogant dude bros, we decided to stand firm in our [mostly intact] dignity and back out. To be clear, we have nothing but solid love for the bands on this tour and in our experience, 94.7% of the artists we meet on tour or at fests are truly fantastic humans. It’s the money sucking leeches, guzzling shithead juice behind the scenes that are draining, and we’re really trying to hold a line about the treatment we tolerate.

Since signing with Epitaph, we’ve met so many amazing artists, converted 5 billion MUNKS worldwide, and have also been confronted with caricature personalities of the white dudebro energy we’ve longtime loathed in the punk scene and broader music industry. We’re still sorting out what that means for a crusty lil problematic punk band like us, and how to navigate being our authentic selves while also getting our music out to as many earholes and assholes as possible. We love y’all immensely and also…we’re in this because we love each other and the music we make. We don’t want to blow up at the expense of our truest selves, or tolerate energy that makes us feel undignified. Fuck that all the way to Christian hell. We’re gonna be more intentional about curating our own shit okay, and being in community with good hearted folks. peridot. ARE YOU PICKIN UP WHAT WE’RE PUTTIN DOWN?!"

The Muslims released Fuck These Fuckin' Fascists in 2021.

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Tours
Wine Lips

Wine Lips (EU & UK)

Wine Lips have announced tour dates for Europe and the UK for this fall. The band released their album Mushroom Death Sex Bummer Party in 2021. Check out the dates below.

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Tours
Movements

Movements announce headline show dates

Southern California based rock band Movements have announced a few headlining shows this fall to cover time between tours, see below for the dates. Tickets to these shows will go on sale tomorrow at 10 am local time. The band released No Good Left to Give in 2020.

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Weezer

Weezer cancels Broadway residency due to low ticket sales

Weezer is canceling their upcoming Broadway residency. The band planned to do a six night residency celebrating ther release of their new Sznz project, which is four separate EPs. On Weezer's discord server, frontman Rivers Cuomo released a statement:

I just learned that our Broadway shows have been cancelled (due to low ticket sales and unbelievably high expenses.) I’m very sorry to be telling you this now after we’ve already invested so much time, thought, and emotion. Extra apologies to those of you who cleared schedules and made travel plans to be with us. Thanks to @Broadway Producer for all your hard work and great ideas. I loved where we were going and I hope we can find a way to resurrect our vision.

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