Tours
The Damned

The Damned add two new NYC shows to US tour

The Damned have announced two new New York City shows. The shows will take place August 31 and September 1 at Chelsea Music Hall after their ongoing US tour with Blondie wraps up. The Damned will be touring the UK with their original lineup in October and will be releasing their A Night Of A Thousand Vampires: Live in London LP and film on October 28. They released their EP The Rockfield Files in 2020 and their LP Evil Spirits in 2018.

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TIM: "High Hopes (ft. Dave Hause)

TIM: "High Hopes (ft. Dave Hause)

Tim Hause, brother of Dave Hause, has released a new solo song under the name TIM. The song is called "High Hopes" and features Dave Hause. The song will also be on his upcoming self-titled debut LP that will be out later this year. Check out the song below.

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Roadrunner
Turnstile

Turnstile officially part ways with guitarist and co-founder Brady Ebert

Turnstile have announced that guitarist and co-founder Brady Ebert is no longer a part of the band. The band announced the news in an Instagram story on Friday afternoon that read,

Turnstile and guitarist Brady Ebert are parting ways. We are deeply grateful for our time together. Our love for him continues and we wish him nothing but the best moving forward.

Greg Cerwonka of Take Offense has been playing lead guitar on the majority of their 2022 tour dates but as of now, there has been no word on whether he has been made a permanent member of the band. Turnstile will be touring North America this fall and released Glow On in 2021.

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Navel Gazing for August 14, 2022

Navel Gazing for August 14, 2022

Welcome to Navel Gazing, the Punknews.org commenter community's weekly symposium, therapy session, and back-alley knife-fight. Chime in below with your latest playlists, record store finds, online time wasters, and site feedback.

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Podcast
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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Festivals & Events
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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