Festivals & Events
It's Not Dead Fest 2 happening Summer 2017

It's Not Dead Fest 2 happening Summer 2017

According to an article from Alternative Press and festival producer Kevin Lyman's twitter account, It's Not Dead Fest 2 apparently will be scheduled for August 26, 2017 and the line up will be completed in the coming weeks. The first It's Not Dead Fest took place on October 10, 2015 at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California and the line up included acts such as Descendents, Anti-Flag, Pennywise, NOFX, Bad Religion, 7 Seconds, Lagwagon, Strung Out, Bouncing Souls and many, many more. You can see Kevin Lyman's tweet about the event below.

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Sunday Edition
Navel Gazing February 19, 2017

Navel Gazing February 19, 2017

Hello everyone and welcome to Navel Gazing: your look back in the week in Punknews. I'm Ricky Frankel and I'll be your guide through some of the juiciest, most popular and otherwise noteworthy stories from the last seven days. Remember, every Punknews story and review is built from tips from our wonderful, good-looking readers, so get to submitting a story, feel free to submit a review or if you are a photographer continue reading below. Here's what got the strange, slow and old community talking this week: Photo Credit: Masked Intruder

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Podcast
Best Midwestern - Episode 47 - An Interview with Squirtgun

Best Midwestern - Episode 47 - An Interview with Squirtgun

The Best Midwestern Podcast with hosts Greg Simpson and Scott Heisel bring you a belated episode that is well worth the wait: We sit down with all four members of the current incarnation of Squirtgun (Lafayette, IN based). Bassist and founding member of the band, Mass Giorgini (also of Screeching Weasel, Common Rider, also Greg's boss at Sonic Iguana), joins Greg in his studio. We also talk with Dan Panic (also of Screeching Weasel, The Queers, The Riverdales, Beulah and more), Zac Damon (Screeching Weasel, Big in Japan, Common Rider), and Kevin Sierzega (PT's Revenge). The entire band tells stories of the recent Lookouting Festival and what it was like visiting Gilman Street, a venue most of them hadn't been to in many years. They also pick each other's favorite non-Squirtgun projects and we play tracks. It's a fun one and a total melee!

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Wiretap Records releases ACLU benefit compilation

Wiretap Records releases ACLU benefit compilation

Los Angeles based indie label Wiretap Records has released another compilation in their “ATTENTION” digital series, this time with proceeds going to the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union). Additionally, the label has announced that they will continue to release quarterly compilations over the next four years with 100% of proceeds going to the ACLU. The 30-track comp, features tracks from Wiretap artists, such as Kamikaze Girls, Spanish Love Songs, Wolves&Wolves&Wolves&Wolves, Get Married with many more, along with tracks from labels like Topshelf Records, Asian Man Records, Jetsam-Flotsam and others. Click “Read More” to see what Wiretap Records’s founded had to say about the comp, and click here to pick up the comp for a “name your price” rate for a great cause.

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Epitaph Tours
The Menzingers

The Menzingers/The Flatliners/The Dirty Nil (UK and EU)

The Menzingers have announced a tour in the UK and Europe this spring. They will be touring with Canada's The Flatliners and The Dirty Nil. All three bands will be touring to support their latest or upcoming albums. The Menzingers released After The Party on on Epitaph Records, The Flatliners will be releasing Inviting Light on April 7, 2017 on Rise Records and The Dirty Nil will be releasing Minimum R&B on April 28, 2017 on Fat Wreck Chords.

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Pup

Pouzza Fest announce full 2017 lineup

Montreal's punk festival, Pouzza Fest have announced their full 2017 line up. They have already announced the first wave of performances by Lagwagon, The Slackers, The Flatliners and other. This announcement will include the addition of Pup, RVIVR, The Real McKenzies, Joey Cape, Tim Barry, Iron Chic, Broadway Calls, Off With Their Heads and much more. The festival will happen on May 19 to May 21, 2017 in Montreal, QC, Canada. For more information about the event or to purchases passes you can click here.
you can see the full announcement below.

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Psychocide: "Mr Suit" (Punknews Exclusive)

Psychocide: “Mr Suit” (Punknews Exclusive)

Today, Punknews is pleased to debut the new video by Psychocide!

In the video for "Mr. Suit," a middle age banker goes on a women and boozed fueled rager, and of course, just when he thinks the world is at his finger tips… well… As the band states, "Eventually we see the downfall of Mr. Suit and the rise of the co-worker who transforms into the new Mr. Suit. The cycle repeats, Money brings power, which leads to greed."The video is sound tracked by Psychocide's slick power-pop/ garage rock combo. Vines, Hives, and Strokes fans, check this out.

The tune is off Alcohol & Bad Decisions, due out March 3, 2017. Check out the video below, right now!

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