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: PEARSRead more
Oh boy, today is the day! It's Cassette Store Day, which means cool, independent record shops all across North America are selling neat tapes today! And, we're a part of it! We're putting out Bullshit Collector, which is a compilation of 30 new, up-and-coming, and unsigned punk bands of all types! Plus, like all Punknews compilations, Bullshit Collector is mixed liked a Hip Hop mixtape with intros, outros, interludes, and exclusive tracks AND it's hosted by punk rock's two hottest turntablists, DJ Johnny G and Dynamite Adam White! Tom Trauma's kid even sings a showtune to open side B!
If you don't live near any of the participating stores, you can buy the tape right here if you live in the USA and you can buy the tape right here if you live outside of the USA.
Check out the track list and participating stores below, right now!Read more
On Wednesday night Winnipeg's Propagandhi arrived in Toronto to support their blistering new record Victory Lap . They took to the stage at The Opera House for a show alongside Long Island's Iron Chic. You better believe we snuck photographer Stephen McGill in through the ventilation system to capture some of that show. You can check out his photos below.Read more
The Front Bottoms
Split Hits the Fans
The Chris Gethard Show [TV Show]
Zeke/Against The Grain
Live in Grand Rapids
The Pleasure Principle
Take Cover [EP]
You Can't Stay Here
Seth Anderson is going to Fest. The Calgary-based singer/songwriter, signed to Joey Cape's One Week Records, is on the road touring with labelmate Yotam Ben-Horin of Useless ID. They're headed across the U.S. on a journey of self-discovery and rock'n'roll, making the month-long trek to Gainesville, Florida to appear at The Fest. As they make the voyage, Seth'll be sharing his road diary with Punknews.org & Some Party. This is entry six in our series.Read more
Live! from The Rock Room, in conjunction with Asbestos Records, will be releasing selected songs from the LFTRR performances by Off With Their Heads and Smoking Popes on 12" vinyl. Both albums will be available first at The Fest 16, including limited numbers in colored vinyl. Remaining stock will be made available for purchase to the general public afterward.Read more
According to posts from Fat Wreck Chords' and Get Dead's official Instagram accounts, tomorrow's (October 14, 2017) Concord, California stop of the Punk In Drublic Craft Beer And Music Festival has been postponed and rescheduled for October 29, 2017 due to bad air quality from the recent Northern California fires. The posts also mention that Bad Religion have been added to the line up. You can see both posts below.Read more
California based band The Bronx recently performed a session of acoustic versions of their songs over at Paste Studios in New York. The band performed "Side Effects", "Two Birds" and "Kingsize". The band is currently on a full US tour with Plague Vendor and 68 to support the release of their latest effort titled V . See below to watch the session.Read more
Green Day will be releasing a new greatest hits album. It's called Greatest Hits: God's Favorite Band and will be out November 17. It includes two new tracks and a new music video. See the track listing below.Read more
Vive le Rock has premiered The Murderburgers new video for their song "December Ruined Everything." The track comes off of the band's recent LP The 12 Habits of Highly Defective People, which was released last year via Asian Man Records and Round Dog Records.
The Murderburgers will also be at The Fest 16 this year, with special guests filling on select instruments. You can check out the info on that gig, and their new video, below.Read more
Today, Punknews is thrilled to debut the new tune by Dead Ending!
In case you don't know, Dead Ending is the heavy duty punk combo featuring Vic Bondi, front-man of the legendary Chicago punk band Articles of Faith, Derek Grant, drummer of Alkaline Trio, Jeff Dean of the Bomb and Noise by Numbers, and newest recruit, and Nathan Voorhees (Ensign, Vision). The band is gearing up to release their new LP, Shoot the Messenger out November 17 via Alternative Tentacles.
"Bring on the Mob" is a RIPPER. In a mere 97 seconds, the band kicks in the door with a classic hardcore riff on for Vic Bondi to start howling in his ragged, fractured voice. Surprisingly, on the second half, the snaps into a huge, post-punk texture before breaking back into their stormin attack for the grand finale! Whew!
On top of that, the band will be having a record listening party on November 17 at Kuma's Corner in Chi-town at 7pm. The restaurant will be serving an exclusive, one-time only Dead Ending Burger which is described as: "Bloody Mary" Tomato-Vodka Sauce, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Blue Cheese Crumbles, Green Olive-Sweet Pickle Relish, Parmesan Crisp, Fresh Dill. They'll also have giveaways and other cool stuff!
You can Pre-order Shoot the Messenger right here! Meanwhile, check out the new tune, and the Dead Ending Burg, below, right now!Read more
New Jersey's The Bouncing Souls have announced they will be playing three nights at the Bluebird Theater in Denver this January. Tickets will go on sale today. The Bouncing Souls will also be playing a few shows on the Northeast with TSOL in December. The band released Simplicity in 2016. See below for show details.Read more
Minneapolis sludge metal band Boson have signed to Ryan Young's Anxious and Angry label. The band had the track "Mass Of The Phoenix" premiered over at DecibelMagazine.com recently. The song will be on their upcoming album called Domain Of Ember which will be out on November 3, 2017. You can listen to the track here.Read more