Sunday Edition
Navel Gazing August 19, 2018

Navel Gazing August 19, 2018

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: Stephen McGill

Read more
Summer Soiree 2 with Stza Crack and Joe Jack Talcum is next week in Philly!

Summer Soiree 2 with Stza Crack and Joe Jack Talcum is next week in Philly!

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!

We are one week away from the Punknews Summer Soiree 2! As you may know by now, it's a KILLER dual headline show. Joe Jack Talcum of Dead Milkmen is doing a full band set backed by Dan Stevens (also of the Milkmen) and Woods! THEN, Stza Crack of Choking Victim and Leftover Crack is doing a full band set backed by Crazy and the Brains! Plus, CatB are doing a set of their own and Pushin it 2 the Limit opens the show!

Plus, everyone that comes to the show gets a goodie bag with sweet treats from Fat Wreck Chords, Pirate's Press, Cinema Cinema, the Fullers, Coin Toss Records, and more! Plus, we are raffling off an original painting by Jesse Michaels and all money raised by that goes directly to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital!

The event is August 24 at Creep Records in Philly. Doors are at 7pm and the show starts at 7:30pm SHARP. Don't be late,you won't want to miss a moment! Tickets might sell out before the event, so if you want to go, advance tix are highly recommended!

Check out the facebook event here.

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!

Read more
The Heiz Announce New LP

The Heiz Announce New LP

Japanese punk n'rollers The Heiz have announced that their new LP The Gun is due to drop on Sept 17th via Squidhat Records and MVD Entertainment. This is the band's first new material since 2015's Pronounced de Heiz, also released via Squidhat Records.

Check out LP track list below.

Read more
Streams
Nowhere Fast

Nowhere Fast: “Lifer”

Kentucky based punk band Nowhere Fast have released a new track called "Lifer". The song will be on their new record titled Aeonian, which will be out on October 5, 2018. It was recorded by Nick Diener of The Swellers and ApologyTour at Oneder Studios in Michigan and it mastered by Kim Rosen at Knack Mastering. You can listen to the track and view the track listing below.

Read more
Videos
Anti-Flag

Anti-Flag: “American Attraction”

Anti-Flag recently released a music video for their acoustic rendition of “American Attraction.” The track will be on the band's upcoming album American Reckoning, which will be released on September 28, 2018 via Spinefarm Records. You can watch the video below.

Read more
Advertisement
 

FIDLAR

Fidlar: “Are You High?” (Feat. The 90's)

LA punks FIDLAR have dropped a new track "Are You High?" (Feat. the 90's). News on the long awaited third LP remains elusive however, although we did have a similar one off track (Alcohol) dropping back in April.

Check out both tracks below.

Read more
Greta Morgan, Katy Goodman, Bedouine to play B-Sides benefit

Greta Morgan, Katy Goodman, Bedouine to play B-Sides benefit

This Sunday, Greta Morgan of Springtime Carnivore, Katy Goodman of La Sera, and Bedouine are performing at the B-Sides benefit show in LA at the Bootleg Theater. The benefit show supports the LA Downtown Women's Shelter. Other acts performing include Claire Mulaney (who is hosting the event), Mike O'Brien, Joel Kim Booster, and Lily Sullivan. Goodman and Morgan released the punk covers LP Take It, It’s Yours in 2016 and this is one of their first performances on the same stage since that project concluded along with the completion of La Sera's Music for Listening Music To tour.

Read more
I Against I release new single

I Against I release new single

Mid-90s Dutch punks I Against I have released a new single/lyric video. The song, "Hey," is available on their Facebook page, and comes off of the band's new album Small Waves, due out October 5th through White Russian Records. The LP is their first new release in 13 years with the band's most recent, self-titled album, having been released in 2005.

I Against I enjoyed moderate success in the late 90s-early 00s before disbanding in 2008. The group recently reformed and have been playing gigs and building up to the new release. They have several gigs lined up starting in October in their home country, and you can check those, and the new single, out below.

Read more
Ramones
Ramones to release deluxe reissue of 'Road to Ruin'

Ramones to release deluxe reissue of 'Road to Ruin'

Following on the heels of the deluxe reissues of their first three albums, Ramones will be releasing a deluxe edition of 1978's Road To Ruin . Following in the line of the earlier releases, the new deluxe edition includes three CDs. The first CD is a remaster version of the original album and a "new mix" of the same LP. The second CD includes the single mixes of songs from the album and about 20 demos/rough mixes of album songs. The third disc is a previously unreleased live show titled Live At The Palladium, New York, NY, December 31 1979. It also includes a vinyl copy of the remastered album. It's out September 21, one day shy of the album's 40th anniversary. Hear two songs from the set below, and see the live show tracklist.

Read more
Tours
Real Friends (US)

Real Friends (US)

Illinois pop punks Real Friends have announced a run of headline shows across the US. The band are out in support of their latest full length, Composure, which dropped back on July 13th via Fearless Records.

Check out the tour details below.

Photo credit: Megan Leetz

Read more
Social Distortion

Mike Ness and pro-Trump concertgoer involved in altercation

Mike Ness of Social Distortion has been accused of punching a concertgoer. On July 19, Social Distortion played Ace of Spades in Sacramento. According to Tim Hildebrand, 30, vocalist Mike Ness called the president a bigot and a racist during a concert, during a speech between songs. During the speech, Hildebrand said he shouted “I paid for your music, not your politics." Hildebrand then gave the middle finger to Ness for two songs. Then, according to Hildebrand, Ness jumped off the stage and and began punching Hildebrand in the head.

Hildebrand was then pulled out from the melee by security. On Wednesday, Linda Matthew, a public information officer for the Sacramento Police Department, stated that the department was “aware of the allegations” and was investigating. After the incident, in an interview with local news, Hildebrand described the speech as “anti-American” and “anti-Trump.”

Read more