Your bags are probably packed by now, because we're only a few days away from Fest 15. While we always encourage you to take time out of your busy schedule to catch those under the radar acts that deserve your support, the truth is there are bands you've seen before, and will see again, that you just can't miss. With that in mind, the Punknews staff has curated a list of veteran acts that are worth a slot on your Fest schedule. Fest 15 kicks off this Friday, October 28, and runs through October 30. You can still pick up passes here.Read more
Philly garage punks Breaklite are now streaming their newest album Weekend Sessions in its entirety. This 5-song EP is also available for a name-your-price download. Their prior release was the live session recording from this past August, Live From The Shed. You can check out the full stream of the new EP below.Read more
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Middle Class
The Worst Doubt
World Gone Mad
Dead To Me
I Wanna Die In Los Angeles [7-inch]
Live in Power
Planes Mistaken For Stars
John K. Samson
Beyond The Fleeting Gates
Los Angeles grouch-punks, Spanish Love Songs, have released a video for their song “Bad Day” from their first LP, Giant Sings The Blues, released earlier this year via Wiretap Records (US) and Bearded Punk Records (EU.) Click "Red More" to check out the video, as well as a list of upcoming European tour dates starting next week, where they will be joined by Bearded Punk Records label-mate's Drum Drum Dance Dance.Read more
Montreal's Fortune Cookie Club suffered a nasty accident the first night out on their one-week tour around eastern Canada. From the photo shown it looks as if they lost control on snowy roads and rolled their tour van into a ditch. The band reports that the van is totalled but, thankfully, everyone survived with only minor injuries. They plan on carrying on with the tour, but will need to cancel the next three gigs, resuming the tour on Thursday.
FCC's recent album, L'Autre was released July of last year. You can check out the track "Grosse Barb, sans veste, avec frites," as well as their remaining tour dates, below.Read more
The Lawrence Arms have announced their second annual War on Christmas shows, which are scheduled for December at the Double Door in Chicago, Illinois. Each night they will have different opening acts. These will be the only Lawrence Arms shows happening in 2016. The band last released Metropole in 2014 via Epitaph Records.
You can find more information about the shows below.Read more
Darrin Pfeiffer, who drummed for Goldfinger from 1994-2016, has a new profession. Pfeiffer is now a columnist that cover's the NHL's Los Angeles Kings. Pfeiffer covers the pre and post-game commentary for the team over at AM 57- Sports. Check out some of his thoughts right here.Read more
North Carolina act Soda City Riot have just released their new album, We're Not PC! Fuck You!. This is the recently formed band's first full-length, and follows their recent EP, The First EP, which was released this past June. You can check out the track "Everybody's Broke" from the album below.Read more
John Joseph of the Cro-Mags has announced the release date for the new Bloodclot! album. Bloodclot! is the band that existed before and after the Cro-Mags in multiple incarnations. The current version includes Joseph, Todd Schofield Joey Castillo, and Nick Oliveri. The album will be out in March 17 via Metal Blade records. Meanwhile, the current incarnation of the group will make their debut live performance In La on December 17 at the Power of the Riff festival.Read more
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: South Park, Comedy CentralRead more
I think we can all agree that 2016 has been a shit show. Legendary musicians passed away suddenly. People we knew passed away suddenly. The Presidential election is a disgrace. Things are looking bleak. But, there is some hope.
According to Jack Terricloth of World/Inferno Friendship Society, the year begins anew with Hallowmas. On October 31, at the Warsaw in Brooklyn, World/Inferno will throw their annual big blowout bash in which the nine(?) piece, punk-cabaret-soul group summons the ancient deity, The Great Pumpkin, and asks for boons and demands retribution.
To that end, Features Editor John Gentile spoke to Terricloth about Hallowmas, the ethics of voting, and David Bowie.Read more