Weezer

Weezer/Pixies (US)

Weezer will be heading out on tour with the Pixies this summer. The band will be joined by support from The Wombats from June 23rd to July 15th. Tickets is on sale now. Weezer will be touring to support their latest album titled Pacific Daydream. See below to view the dates.

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Ampline: "Drip" (Punknews Exclusive)

Ampline: “Drip” (Punknews Exclusive)

Today, Punknews is pleased to debut the new track by Ampline.

Their new track, "Drip," walks a fine line between alt-rock and 60s AM rock. The whole thing is awash in a warm feedback, but every so often, a menacing guitar breaks through the niceitties and suggests something with teeth underneath. Speaking to Punknews, Ampline's Kevin Schmidt said "Mike wrote this song, I think it's about a bear that ends up dragging a child back to its cave to eat. At least I think it's about a bear,, maybe it's just a really hungry man.” So, of course, Mike Montgomery responded: Lyrically it's a sort of spin-off on Gardner's Grendel, which was his spin off of Beowulf. I thought it was a good swath of imagery to build words and sentiment around.”

The band's new album is out January 26 and you can pre-order it right here!. Meanwhile, check out "Drip" below, right now!

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Brand New

Brand New's Jesse Lacey accused of sexual misconduct, issues apology, cancels tour

This weekend, in an online post, Jesse Lacey of Brand New was accused of sexual misconduct with a minor. In the post, which has since been deleted or made private, a woman stated that when she was 15 and Lacey was 24, he asked her to send him nude photos and also made her watch him masturbate over Skype. Following that post, other women came forward with similar accusations.

The post stated, in part, "[Lacey] solicited nudes from me starting when I was 15 and he was 24. Manipulated the hell out of me, demanded specific poses/settings/clothing, demeaned me, and made it clear that my sexuality was the only thing I had to offer. I should’ve known better by then, but he had screwed me up so much psychologically that all I wanted was his approval. It fucked me up to the point that I STILL have nightmares and wakeup in a sweat. I still breakdown and have panic attacks when people play Brand New in a bar."

Shortly thereafter, Lacey issued an apology. He stated, in part, "The actions of my past have caused pain and harm to a number of people, and I want to say that I am absolutely sorry. I do not stand in defense of myself nor do I forgive myself. I was selfish, narcissistic, and insensitive in my past, and there are a number of people who have had to shoulder the burden of my failures. I apologize for the hurt I have caused, and hope to be able to take the correct actions to earn forgiveness and trust."

The band then stated that they were canceling all future tour dates until further notice. See Lacey's full statement below.

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It's '70s Week at Punknews!!!

It's '70s Week at Punknews!!!

Wahooooo!!! Break out your bellbottoms, clamp on your best zodiac medallion, and firm up your perm because it's '70s week at Punknews! All week long we will be running reviews of classic albums from that golden year, 1977! Let's kick it off with The Sex Pistols, the Germs, and Elvis himself!

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Navel Gazing November 12, 2017

Navel Gazing November 12, 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: Teenage Bottlerocket/Jen Reightley Photo - Deathlessones

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Joey Ramone X-mas 7-inch to be released

Joey Ramone X-mas 7-inch to be released

Joey Ramone's brother, Mickey Leigh, is over seeing the release of a new Joey Ramone single. The singlefeatures an alt-take of "Merry Christmas (I don't want to fight tonight)" by Joey's solo band, and a demo of the same song on side B. The release also doubles as a Christmas ornament and can hang on a tree. 500 are being pressed and 100% of proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross of America. Release date and further details are expected to be released soon.

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Cliterati: "Burn" (Punknews Exclusive)

Cliterati: “Burn” (Punknews Exclusive)

Hit the deck because today Punknews is debuting the new video by Cliterati and it is MESSED UP.

First off, "Burn" is 60 seconds of RIPPING hardcore. Vocalist Ami Lawless screams about wanting to destroy everything while the band slams forward in a hybrid d-beat/Poison Idea attack. What a masher! If that wasn't vicious enough, the video just might burn out your eyes. For the video, Cliterati teamed up with Sign of the Beast Burlesque for the film short Pizza Sluts as part of the Metalesque Fest, the worlds first and only festival dedicated to heavy metal and burlesque. In the vid, some poor pizza deliveirng schmuck drops off an order at the house of two vixens before he is lured inside. From there… well… there's flesh mutilation via pizza cutter, sacrifices, vomiting, and an appearance by Satan herself… This ain't the kind of thing you talk about with Grandma after Sunday service, that's for sure.

"Burn" is off the band's new 7-inch on Tankcrimes records. Pick that up here. Meanwhile, check out the video for "Burn" below, right now.

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Chris Gethard show renewed for Spring Season

Chris Gethard show renewed for Spring Season

Currently on truTV, the Chris Gethard show has been renewed for a Spring season and will return at that time. The show kicks off March 2018 with 10 more episodes. The most recent truTv season followed two seasons on Fusion and several years on Manhattan Public Access. The show frequently includes punk muscial guests such as Night Birds, Crazy and the Brains, World/Inferno Friendship Society, Screaming Females, Plow United, and more. The house band features Hallie Bulleit of Hiccup and The Unlovables as well as Mikey Erg of 4,239 bands.

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Ramones to release mega deluxe edition of 'Rocket to Russia'

Ramones to release mega deluxe edition of 'Rocket to Russia'

Ramones will be releasing a mega deluxe reissue of Rocket to Russia following on the heels of similar reissues of their first two lps. The release is out November 24 and will be spread across three CDs. It includes two different mixes of the album, a version of "It's A Long Way Back To Germany" with Dee Dee on vocals, a bunch of demos,some radio promos, and an unreleased live show recorded at the Apollo Centre in Glasgow, Scotland on December 19, 1977.

Last year, Punknews did a fairly indepth look at the band and you can check that out here.

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Kill Your Boyfriend: "Ulrich" (Punknews Exclusive)

Kill Your Boyfriend: “Ulrich” (Punknews Exclusive)

Today, Punknews is pleased to debut the new single by Italy's Kill Your Boyfriend.

This track is savage. "Ulrich" opens with a Throbbing Gristle style soundclash before the trakc breaks out into a tribal stomp. Meanwhile, the band members chant and scream over the racket in a 21st century voodoo summoning whiile massive guitars crash and feedback. If you like your punk extreme, this is about as extreme as it gets.

You can order the new 7-inch righ there. Meanwhile, check out "Ulrich" below, right now.

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