DC's Breakin' Even Fest 2, which is going on May 5th and 6th, has released a trailer for the event. The two-day fest, which will feature The Worriers, Pkew Pkew Pkew, and American Television among others, is in its second year and looks to be a good one.
You can check out more information on the fest, venue, and bands at the official fest page.Read more
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Peter Hook is now streaming four new live albums at Consequence of Sound. The albums find Hook and the Light covering Joy Division's two albums and the first two New Order albums. Vinyl versions are out Record Store day and the CD versions will be out May 5. Check them out right here. Hook also recently released his third book Substance: Inside New Order .Read more
Punknews is very excited to premiere Clobber's video for their new single "All My Best Bands Are Has Beens," which the UK-based trio says is a tribute to their favorite punk groups. To find out more about Clobber you can check out their Facebook page here. You can watch the video below.Read more
Legendary punkers/garage rockers M.O.T.O. will be touring Japan in June. Long time members Paul Caporino and J.V. McDonough will be on guitar and bass, respectively. Aki Naruse aka Peelander Green of Peelander-Z will be handling drums for the tour. Check out the dates below.Read more
Today, Punknews is pleased to debut the new single by the Svetlanas.
"Lose Control" features the Svetlanas doing what they do best- hard driving, down and dirty punk rock. Lead singer Olga howls like a banshee while the band tears forward in a ragged combination of hardcore and hard rock. The band has drafted bass beast Nick Oliveri into the band and, damn, does he makes his presence felt. Oliveri says, "Olga is the best front wo'Man' I've seen since Lee of Trash Talk and Blag Jesus of The Dwarves!" Check out the new single below, right now!Read more
Dillinger Four has announced a one-off Brooklyn show. The show will be at Sunnyvale with support from Vanity, Dark Thoughts and Hatrabbits on June 9. Then, that weekend, the band plays Punk Rock Bowling. The band's last album was C I V I L W A R in 2008.Read more
The Dwarves and Decent Criminal have announced a run of midwestern and east coast tour dates that are scheduled for June. Decent Criminal will be playing some shows on their own as well. The Dwarves last released Radio Free Dwarves [12-inch] in 2015 via Riot Style Records and Decent Criminal last released Decent Criminal in 2016 via Dumbstruck Records. You can see the list of tour dates below.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: Greg SimpsonRead more
Since 1976, a recurring theme in punk has been contempt for school. Jello Biafra famously declared "the real Nazis run your schools!" On MDC's "I Remember," Dave Dictor rants against forced indoctrination. And of course, on "Institutionalized," Mike Muir cites school as one of the main reasons why he's so messed up.
But, as punk has grown, so has the general stance on education. Where school was once seen as the enemy, now, it is often seen as a way to directly improve one's self and one's community. For many a-punk, school isn't so much the enemy as it is a way to fashion tools to fight the enemy. In order to examine into this divide, Punknews' Mike Musilli spoke to a number of musicians, including members of Have Heart, Colossal, and Grace of God about their own teaching backgrounds.Read more