Philly's Posers on punk, drugs, and John Cale

Philly's Posers on punk, drugs, and John Cale

Posers have been igniting the Philadelphia punk scene for the last year or so. Although the band is charged by an O.G. punk aesthetic- snappy three chord riffs, frantic live performances, several songs about how much they hate you- there’s something undeniably fresh about the band.

If you stare at them, and listen to them, and watch them, there is a lot of “Standard issue punk” there. But, something is off- something that you can’t quite figure out- something that makes them different…

Because they are out-of-step with the general punk scene the band has gotten some love, but they’ve also gotten a lot of hate. To get the scoop on this happening crew, Punknews’ John Gentile met up with Jade Anna and Rory Cain of the band where they talked punk, drugs, and fitting in.

Photo by George Abruzzo

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Threads: "Deconstruct Yourself" (Punknews Exclusive)

Threads: “Deconstruct Yourself” (Punknews Exclusive)

Today, Punknews is pleased to debut the new video by Threads.

You'd be hard pressed to find a song more aptly titled than "Deconstruct Yourself." Even though the tune is a mere 72 seconds, it breaks the standard hardcore structure into separate, jagged pieces. The result is a song that that is compact and complex. Hardcore for jazz-heads, perhaps?

The song is off a split release with punk supergroup Great Collapse out January 29 via Broken Rim Records. You can pre-order here. Meanwhile, see the new video below.

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Negative Approach

Negative Approach to reunite with three drummers at Third Man Records

Recently, Third Man Records announced that they will be having concerts at their Detroit Facility. The inaugural band will be Negative Approach. In addition, to playing, Negative Approach will be cycling through three of their drummers during the show. According to frontman John Brannon, founding member Chris Moore will play, as well as Chuck Burns and "Meat." The show is January 30 and you can find more details here.

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Green Day

Billie Joe Armstrong comments on high school ban of 'American Idiot'

Enfield High School in Connecticut has shut down a student performance of the play American Idiot due to what Fuse says is “a small number of extremely vocal people” who feel that the content of the play is too mature for students to be performing.

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day did comment on the situation via his Instagram account in defense of the students. You can see his response below.

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Unfun: 'Waterboarding' (Punknews Exclusive)

Unfun: 'Waterboarding' (Punknews Exclusive)

Today, Punknews is pleased to debut the new album by Unfun.

Waterboarding is a unique mix. The surface has a crusty-hardcore aesthetic, but underneath grimness and grime are solid alt-rock jams with hooks for days. If Mudhoney ran with Tragedy, you might get this.

The album is out now on cassette tape via Dead Broke Rekerds and will be on vinyl in February via Debt Offensive Records. But you can hear the whole album below, right now.

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