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.ng-section1 { font-size: small; border-bottom: 1px solid #C5C5C5; width: 70%; font-weight: bold; padding: 1em 0 0em 2em; } .ng-section2 { font-size: xx-small; padding: 0 0 2em 3em; } Hello everybody and welcome to Navel Gazing: your look back at the week in Punknews. I'm Adam White and I'll be your guide through some of the most popular, notable, and otherwise attention getting stories of the past seven days. Each and every Punknews story is built from tips contributed by you fine folks, and here's what got the strange, slow, old people in the community talking… The People Must Have Something Good To Read On A Sunday This week's most popular stories While the music pie is smaller than it once was, digital sales have become an increasingly significant slice. Major imprint Atlantic Records annoucned this past week that digital sales have surpassed the physical on their balance sheets, which is a first for a big label. Against Me! frontman Tom Gabel recently reunited with the band's original drummer Kevin Mahon for an acoustic performance in New York City. The Bouncing Souls posted an update from the studio where they're working on their new 12 song digital project. Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong spoke out on that band's forthcoming album as well. The 2009 Bamboozle festival is starting to come together. We first heard that No Doubt and Fall Out Boy would headline, then saw the lineup expanded to include the Get Up Kids, New Found Glory and Face To Face.

The UK can soon expect a visit from the Gaslight Anthem, Frank Turner and Polar Bear Club. Off With Their Heads is headed out on the road in the US. The Dropkick Murphys confirmed their St.Patrick's Day shows as well. Coheed and Cambria are planning to tour with Slipknot. NOFX and Smoke Or Fire are set to hit the streets as well. Millencolin has been nominated for a Swedish Grammy, while D.O.A.'s Joe Shithead Keithley is in the running for "Most Influential Person In BC History." This week saw a full concert stream from the New Pornographers, a video from I Set My Friends on Fire, and a trailer for the upcoming Warped Tour documentary. I Can't Control My Fingers I Can't Control My Brain New feature content, weekly columns and exclusives This week we teamed up with our good friends in the Gaslight Anthem for a charity auction. Head over to eBay to win a rare signed vinyl test-pressing of the band's debut LP Sink Or Swim. All proceeds are going to benefit The Syrentha Savio Endowment, a charity which provides financial assistance to underprivileged women who cannot afford the expense of fighting breast cancer. As always we brought you new Streaming Music including Virginia-based trio The Two Funerals.

So what's coming up this week? Look for a live release from Panic! At the Disco, and the Vans Warped Tour 2007 DVD with tours kicking off from Social Distortion's Mike Ness (California), Lagwagon (Japan), Taking Back Sunday / Envy On The Coast (US), Isis (Europe), and Evergreen Terrace / This Is Hell / Casey Jones / Four Letter Lie (US).

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Streaming music

Check the Punknews Music page to stream all sorts of anticipated new music including Stourbridge, UK's Science vs Romance, Grand Rapids, MI-based La Dispute. Warship's Supply and Depend, Tim Barry of Avail's new record Manchester, Scranton, PA-based Tigers Jaw, New Brunswick, NJ-based Scream Hello, Jersey Shores, the new album from Seattle's Akimbo, the new EP from Dead To Me titled Little Brother, Orlando, Florida's Virgins, featuring Sam Johnson of New Mexican Disaster Squad, Dallas, Texas-based True Widow, featuring members of Slowride and The Mag Seven, the song "Six Days a Week" from the Bronx, the new album from Israeli punk outfit Useless ID, the new charity-benefiting compilation All Aboard: A Tribute To Johnny Cash, the new solo album from Lagwagon frontman Joey Cape, Columbus, Ohio's Two Cow Garage, the new full length from Los Angeles-based Roll the Tanks, Dillinger Four's long-awaited new record C I V I L W A R, the debut full length debut from Shorebirds, featuring Matt Canino of Latterman and Jawbreaker's Chris Bauermeister, Orlando's How Dare You, featuring former members of As Friends Rust and Hand to Hand, and the sole LP from now-defunct RVA melodic hardcore act Resonance.

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Win a copy of the Warped 2007 DVD
On December 2, 2008, Image will be releasing Vans Warped Tour 2007. Shot during the 13th year of America’s longest-running touring festival, the one-hour DVD features breaking and established bands from the annual summer-long tour. Live performances include Avenged Sevenfold, Bad Religion, Chiodos, Circa Survive, Coheed and Cambria, Killswitch Engage, Fishbone, Pennywise, Pepper, The Starting Line, Sum 41. Interview segments feature Alkaline Trio, The Almost, Chiodos, Coheed and Cambria, Escape the Fate, Killswitch Engage, Meg and Dia, Paramore and The Starting Line. We've got five copies to give away.

Win a signed copy of The Cure's "4:13 Dream"
In October, The Cure released their latest album, 4:13 Dream and we've got a signed copy of the album to give away. Win stuff from Grave Maker
Earlier this year, Vancouver-based hardcore/punk outfit Gravemaker released their Think Fast debut, Bury Me At Sea. Since then, the band has been touring with Comeback Kid, Misery Signals, Bane, Outbreak, Shai Hulud and now This Is Hell. To celebrate, their label has put together three prize packages featuring the new album and some related swag for three winners.

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