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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 community talking this week… The People Must Have Something Good To Read On A Sunday This week's most popular stories In the wake of Jim Lindberg's departure comes word that Ignite vocalist Zoli Teglas will temporarily front Pennywise. He'll appear with the band at the two day Cypress Hill's Smokeout Fest. We've also had word that Sublime intends to reunite for that event. Our best guess is they've got Black Lantern Bradley Nowell fronting them (too soon?). forgetters, the new band that features Jawbreaker / Jets to Brazil frontman Blake Schwarzenbach and original Against Me! drummer Kevin Mahon, is set to play a show this September in NYC. Speaking of Against Me! this week saw frontman Tom Gabel post a few videos of the band in the studio.

The Riot Before has signed to Paper and Plastick. The group plans to hit the studio this winter to record a new full length. Punk veterans Bad Religion are repressing some early albums on vinyl. Lucero posted the new song "Smoke" from their upcoming album 1372 Overton Park, due in October. The 4th Annual Red Oktoberfest in Chicago will feature bands like the Lawrence Arms, Off With Their Heads, the Copyrights, La Plebe, Smalltown, the Menzingers, Mike Park and the Reganomics (Ryan's Hope). The Misfits have a huge tour lined up with dates in Mexico, the US, and Canada. Guttermouth is headed to the great white north. The Bronx' new sideproject Mariachi El Bronx will support the Killers on tour. Finally Blink-182 has postponed shows following the death of band friend DJ AM. I Can't Control My Fingers I Can't Control My Brain New feature content, weekly columns and exclusives This week we spoke with vocalist Thomas Barnett of Strike Anywhere (interview), the voice of geek America Rev. Norb of Boris the Sprinkler (interview), guitarist Chris Chasse of Nations Afire (interview), and drummer Lee Barrett of Gallows (interview).

Paint it Black, Polar Bear Club and Set Your Goals topped the list of Your Favorite Records from August. Our Food Not Songs series of punk rock recipes featured Fake Problems making "It's Great To Be Shepherds Pie." As always we brought you new streaming music from some great up and coming bands, including the Sidekicks' new full length for Red Scare Records, the new EP from Rochester, NY's Sakes Alive!!, the new full length from Chicago's The Bomb, and the final full length from Brooklyn's Nakatomi Plaza.

So what's coming up this week? Look for new releases from Polar Bear Club, Saosin, Ruiner, Vivian Girls, and Cuff The Duke with tours kicking off from Every Time I Die with Bring Me the Horizon, Oh, Sleeper, Architects (North America), Gaslight Anthem with Murder By Death, the Loved Ones, Frank Turner, the Measure SA (North America), Naked Raygun with Paint It Black and Shot Baker (US), Angry Samoans with Dirty Tactics (US), And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead with Secret Machines and Future of the Left (US), and These Arms Are Snakes with dd/mm/yy (North America).

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Streaming music

Check the Punknews Music page to stream all sorts of anticipated new music including the Fat Wreck debut from Minneapolis, MN's Banner Pilot, an audio book chapter from Frank Portman of The Mr. T Experience's new book Andromeda Klein, the new full length from Seattle's The Spits, the new record from New York street punks The Casualties, San Francisco, CA's Heartsounds, Punknews community-spawned monstrosity the Sandwiches, the new 7 inch from Long Island's This Is Hell, the new split between Adam's Dagger and Scars and Stripes, the new 12 inch EP from Doylestown, PA's Balance and Composure, the new 7-song EP from Boston's Ringers, Frank Turner's new album Love, Ire and Song. the new 7-inch from Scranton, PA-based Tigers Jaw, American Rubicon, the new full length from Cobra Skulls, and the new full length from Anaheim, CA-based the Scarred.

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Win tickets to see "Let Them Know: The Story of Youth Brigade and BYO Records"
On September 10, 2009, BYO Records will be hosting a premiere of Let Them Know: The Story of Youth Brigade and BYO Records at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre in Hollywood, CA. Along with the film, the event will feature live performances from BYO Records acts like 7 Seconds, Swingin' Utters and Youth Brigade. It all kicks off at 7:00pm. BYO has provided us with a set of passes to the film and live show. To win, you just need to enter our contest.

Win prizes from Banner Pilot
To celebrate the release of their upcoming debut for Fat Wreck Chords, Banner Pilot and the label have put together a nice set of prizes to coincide with the release of Collapser on September 1, 2009.

Win tickets to see the Suburban Home 14th Anniversary shows
On September 11th and September 12th, Suburban Home Records will celebrate their 14th Anniversary with two nights of shows featuring Joey Cape, Jon Snodgrass, Austin Lucas, Josh Small, Jr. Juggernaut, In the Red, Look Mexico and on the first night and Tim Barry, Two Cow Garage, Chad Price, Ninja Gun, Mike Hale, The Revenge and The Takers on the second. We've got tickets to give away for the shows.

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