Oct 30, 2005
by Sunday Edition

So we're kicking off a weekly recap this Sunday to draw some attention to various happenings in the Punknews universe. We're still figuring out the format and purpose of this column, so bear with us.

-- Site News -- Welcome Justin!
I'm thrilled to announce that longtime Punknews reader and frequent contributor Justin August has joined Aubin, Brian and myself as a news editor. Justin's been submitting news, interviews and reviews under the sinister moniker of Fuzzy for some time now, and his reward is the maddening responsibility of sorting through hundreds of misspelled, erroneous news submissions. Once he's finished his training at the secluded Punknews Vineyard, Justin will emerge as a regular editor here. We welcome him to the team.

-- Current Contests -- PROTECT contest
With the help of Fat Wreck Chords and Punk Voter we're giving away a few pairs of Etnies shoes and more swag to promote PROTECT: A Benefit for the National Association to Protect Children.

Thrice Xbox 360 contest Thrice just released their much anticipated Vheissu and to celebrate the band and Island are giving away an Xbox 360!

Rhino 27th Anniversary contest Rhino is celebrating their 27th anniversary by giving away the sweet box set No Thanks! The 70's Punk Rebellion and some essential early punk releases.

Alkaline Trio / Reggie and the Full Effect contest
To celebrate their tour with My Chemical Romance, Alkaline Trio and Reggie and the Full Effect are giving away a whole ton of merch.

-- Sponsored Tours -- Fat Tour 2005 Fat Wreck Chords are in the midst of the 2005 Fat Tour. Against Me!, the Epoxies, Smoke or Fire and the Soviettes will be on the road together until December and hitting every state along the way.

The Fest 4
A ton of bands will appear in Gainesville, FL for the fourth annual edition of The Fest. Over 100 bands will take part, including Dillinger Four, the Bouncing Souls, Toys That Kill, the Draft, the Loved Ones, Paint It Black, the Marked Men, This Bike Is A Pipebomb, Latterman and the entire line up of the above mentioned Fat Tour!

The Briefs / Clit 45
The Briefs are on the road in November supporting their new album Steal Yer Heart with labelmates Clit 45.