It's Sunday, December 30th, 2007. Welcome to Navel Gazing, your look back at this week in Punknews. I'll level with you guys: this was a pretty meagre week. This happens every December mind you, the well of music stories pretty much runs dry by the end of the month. Look for things to ramp up rather quickly following New Years. Get your news pants ready. Gimme Shelter tour doc. A DVD release has been secured for the N.Y.H.C documentary, which features bands like 108 , Madball , Sick Of It All and Agnostic Front discussing their scene. This week brought us another volley in the RIAA's war on the public, another look at the loudness war, and the nominations for the Shortlist award, including bands like Bad Religion, Against Me! and Gogol Bordello.
As a holiday gift from us here at the `Org check out a video of a full set from New Jersey's Gaslight Anthem, performed at this year's The Fest 6. This week we spoke with Ryan Young of Off With Their Heads (interview) and Justin Pedrick of Eyeball act The Number Twelve Looks Like You (interview). The twenty second edition of Vinyl File brought you a listing of upcoming releases that'll compete for your dollar in 2008. Editors' Picks of the week featured ––>
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Check the Punknews Music page to stream all sorts of anticipated new music including the lead track off This Is Hell's new 7" Cripplers, six songs from NOFX's upcoming live album They've Actually Gotten Worse Live. all six cuts from the Briggs acoustic Westlake Sessions, and the new record from Joey Cape's new band the Playing Favorites. It's Funny, I Don't Feel Like a Winner Win a guitar from Bullet for My Valentine
To celebrate the release of Bullet for My Valentine's new album, Scream Aim Fire on January 29, 2008, the band has put up a pretty snazzy ESP electric guitar. To get your name into the draw, just drop by this page and fill out the appropriate form. Staff Side-Projects
Your trusty Punknews staffers and reviewers have all sorts of projects on the go, everything from poorly spelled and oft neglected blogs to big official world domination schemes. Make sure to check out editor and videographer Chris Moran collection of recordings online at Vimeo, editor Justin August's blog Kinder Words, editor Adam White's blog 2:59, and staff reviewer Jesse Raub's webzine Bitter Press. Super Powers Enable Me To Blend In With Machinery
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